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Pronk Pops Show 14: January 27, 2011–The Big Lie and Free Speech And President Obama’s State Of The Union Campaign Speech–Videos
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Segment 1: The Big Lie and Free Speech
Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals
“…8. Keep the pressure on, with differnt tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.”
13. Pick the target, freeze it, peronalize it, and polarize it. …”
Liberal Media Chastised Over Coverage Of Tucson Shooting !!!
Rick Santorum Responds to Charges of Racism
Santorum Agrees With MLK on Human Rights, Disagrees With Obama On Abortion
Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 8/13)
Prof. Robert George: Abortion
Pro-Life Rally in Washington D.C. (1.24.11)
Pro-Life Youth Rally Washington DC
Segment 2: President Obama’s State Of The Union Campaign Speech
Peter Schiff- ‘Greatest Economic Collapse in US History’ (26-Jan-11)(FINANCE & ECONOMICS series)
Budget Deficit Projected to Grow to $1.5 trillion; Obama Pledges Spending Freeze
President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2011 Budget
Obama Administration tries to sell huge deficit
The FY 2011 Federal Budget
Obama Budget Fuels Debate Over Path to Slash Deficit
The Pros And Cons Of Obama’s Budget
Table 1.1—SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS, OUTLAYS, AND SURPLUSES OR DEFICITS (–): 1789–2013
(in millions of dollars)
United States of America
At End of Fiscal Year
U.S. Debt Clock
The National Debt Road Trip
Rand Paul on FOX Business News 01 28 11
Rand Paul Responds to State of the Union Address on CNBC Kudlow Report 1/25/11
Rand Paul Explains His Plan To Cut 500 Billion In Federal Spending
Representative Ron Paul On The Need To Cut Spending
Ron Paul Responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address
The 2011 State of the Union Address: Enhanced Version
Rep. Paul Ryan Gives Republican Response to the State of the Union Address
America Reacts: Paul Ryan giving The Republican Response to SOTU
Rep. Mike Pence: Obama Signals More Spending in State of the Union
Inhofe Responds to the 2011 State of the Union Address
Rep. Michele Bachmann Delivers Tea Party Response to State of the Union
America Reacts: Michelle Bachmann giving The Tea Party response to SOTU
Rand Paul (01.25.11 – Senatorial Update)
The tea party movement wants a Constitutional limited Federal government, both in size and scope.
The tea party movement wants Federal Government spending or outlays to be cut so they equal tax receipts–a balanced budget starting in Fiscal Year 2012.
This means that Federal spending will need to be cut by over $1,000 billion to about $2,500 billion.
President Obama would freeze Federal Government spending at about $3,800 billion dollars resulting in another year of over $1,200 billion in deficit spending and another $1,200 billion increase in the national debt.
The Republican Party wants to cut Federal Government spending or outlays to Fiscal Year 2008 levels of about $3,000 billion.
Keep in mind that in Fiscal Year 2008 the tax receipts were $2,524 billion, outlays were $2,982 billion and the deficit was $458 billion
To get to a balanced budget the Federal outlays would need to be about $2,500 billion or slightly above the Federal budget outlays for Fiscal Year 2005 of $2,472 billion.
President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget estimated Fiscal Year 2012 tax receipts to be $2,926 billion.
Unfortunately Federal tax receipts for Fiscal Year 2012 are estimated to be $2,500 billion or less due to the continuing economic recession and high rates of unemployment.
As a result both Federal Individual Income and Social Security tax receipts are running much lower than originally estimated.
In other words the Republicans would need to cut outlays to Fiscal Year 2005 levels and not Fiscal Year 2008 to balance the budget .
Neither the Republican Party establishment nor Representative Paul Ryan’s road map does this.
The only people in the House of Representative that would seriously do this is Representative Ron Paul and the recently elected tea party movement Republicans numbering less than sixty in the House of Representatives and Senate including Michele Bachmann and Senator Rand Paul.
Both the Democratic and Republican Party establishments will not cut spending to balance the budget in Fiscal year 2012 or for that matter the next five years.
Keep in mind that total Federal tax receipts for Fiscal Year 2010 were $2,161 billion, outlays were $3,455 billion and the Federal deficit was $1,291 billion.
For the first three months of Fiscal Year 2011, Federal tax receipts were $ 531 billion, outlays were $ 902 billion and the Federal deficit was $370 billion.
These numbers are from the Department of Treasury:
Table 1. Summary of Receipts, Outlays, and the Deficit/Surplus of the U.S. Government, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011, by Month
In other words for the current Fiscal Year 2011 budget that the Democratic Party never passed will result in a budget deficit of over $1,500 billion!
In just three years President Obama and the Democratic Party would have run up deficits totalling over $4,000 billion.
Both President Obama and the Democratic Party simply have no credibility, competence or desire in balancing the Federal budget.
President Obama statement in his State of the Union address that:
“So tonight, I am proposing that starting this year, we freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years. (Applause.) Now, this would reduce the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, …”
is beyond laughable.
President Obama’s statement is fiscally irresponsible and dangerous.
President Obama is an empty suit that is wrecking the economy, destroying jobs and destroying the American Dream.
Whatever President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 proposed budget is and I suspect it will exceed $3,700 billion with an estimated deficit of over $1,000 billion, it will be dead on arrival when it reaches Congress in mid-February.
The only way to cut over $1,000 billion in Federal expenditures or outlays for the Fiscal Year 2012 budget is to close entire Federal departments and agencies and cut drastically the budgets of the remaining departments and put both Social Security and Medicare on an actuarial sound basis.
Everything must be on the table and subject to cuts in spending and benefits including defense expenditures and entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare.
Obama Care must and will be repealed in its entirety within three years if not sooner.
For now Congress should not fund one cent for Obama Care, it is a major budget buster besides being unconstitutional.
Neither political party has the leadership, vision, will or courage to do this.
When President Obama says targeted investments what he means is yet another round of political payoff to his supporters in the form of increased Federal spending.
Both President Obama and the Democratic Party have been responsible for the destroying jobs and wrecking the economy with their failed stimulus package and Obama Care.
In just two years over $3,000 billion was added to the National Debt and for over 20 months the official unemployment rate (U-3) has been over 9% and the total real unemployment rate (U-6) had been over 16%.
The stimulus package simply did not keep the official unemployment under 8% or less as promised.
The stimulus package was a failure in creating jobs.
More government spending or investment will have the same result.
Both political parties are fiscally irresponsible.
The American people want balanced budgets every year.
The American people are tired of being mislead and lied to by both political parties.
The American people want fiscally responsible government, one that lives within it means or tax receipts–balanced budgets.
The American people want tax reform–the FairTax.
Neither political party will balance the budget nor pass the FairTax.
The American people are ahead of the political establishment, ruling class and political media pundits in Washington, D.C.
I fully expect that the Fiscal Year 2012 budget proposed by President Obama will exceed $3,700 billion and the Republican Party’s budget will exceed $3,000 billion.
I fully expect that Federal tax receipts for the next two years will be $2,500 billion or less.
I fully expect that the Federal deficits will be over $1,500 billion in Fiscal Year 2011 and over $700 billion in 2012.
I fully expect that Congress will increase yet again the ceiling on the National Debt by another $1,000 billion in 2011 to over $15,300 billion and another $1,000 billion in 2012 to over $16,300 billion.
I fully expect that the official unemployment rate or U-3 will be between 9% and 11% for the next 24 months.
If the economy starts to recover the result will be an increase in the labor participation rate to a range of 66% to 67% and an increase in those in the labor force.
Therefore the official unemployment rate as measured by U-3 will go over 10% and may be 11% and the total real unemployment rate as measured by U-6 will go over 17% and may be 18% later this year or early next year.
When this happens those politicians who have refused to face the reality and consequences of these massive deficits by cutting Federal Government spending will be voted out of office.
Until the tea party movement elects a majority in the House and Senate and a new President and replaces the big spender warfare and welfare progressives and government interventionists in both parties, the economy will stagnate with high unemployment rates and increasing inflation rates.
For the next two years the official unemployment rates (U-3) will be above 9% with over 15 million Americans unemployed and the real total unemployment rates (U-6) will be above 16% and over 25 million Americans seeking full-time employment.
The time has come for the tea party movement to either takeover the Republican party or establish another political party.
The current leadership of both political parties simply does not have the vision, will, and courage to balance the budget every year and reform the Federal tax system.
The current leadership of the Republican party must balance the Fiscal Year 2012, 2013 and 2014 budgets and pass the FairTax if they want the support of the tea party movement.
Dan Mitchel with Cavuto if the Republicans won’t cut spending run them out of town
If they fail to do so the current Republican leadership will be replaced by tea party movement leaders who will “walk the talk” and cut spending to balanced budget levels and pass the FairTax.
Until then demand that your representative and Senators have a Fiscal Year 2012 budget of $2,500 billion, freeze outlays or spending at $2,500 billion for five years to pay down the national debt and pass the FairTax!
Then go forward with a balanced budget amendment and repeal of the income tax 16th amendment to the United States Constitution.
The time has come to replace the current warfare and welfare economy and government with a peace and prosperity economy and constitutional government.
Join the Second American Revolution and support the tea party movement.
I will only vote for candidates that will balance the budget and pass the FairTax.
It is about time both were accomplished.
The FairTax: It’s Time
As a classical liberal or American libertarian and independent, I hope to support a Ron Paul/Michele Bachmann ticket in the 2012 Presidential race.
Ron Paul / Michele Bachmann Student Town Hall @ UofMN – Sponsored by YAL – 2 of 9
Ron Paul / Michele Bachmann Student Town Hall @ UofMN – Sponsored by YAL – 3 of 9
Ron Paul / Michele Bachmann Student Town Hall @ UofMN – Sponsored by YAL
Background Articles and Videos
National Debt- How Much Is A Billion Dollars?
Is Obama’s State of the Union meaningless?
Preview of the State of the Union Address
Inside the White House: The State of the Union Address
Paul Ryan at AEI
Paul Ryan at Brookings: Prosperity vs Austerity
Paul Ryan: A Plan for Prosperity
Congressman Ryan Responds to Misguided Attacks on Roadmap
Getting a Grip on the Deficit
Rep. Bachmann: Cut Spending to Avoid Tax Increases
Text of Obama’s State of the Union Address
“…All these investments -– in innovation, education, and infrastructure –- will make America a better place to do business and create jobs. But to help our companies compete, we also have to knock down barriers that stand in the way of their success.
For example, over the years, a parade of lobbyists has rigged the tax code to benefit particular companies and industries. Those with accountants or lawyers to work the system can end up paying no taxes at all. But all the rest are hit with one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. It makes no sense, and it has to change. (Applause.)
So tonight, I’m asking Democrats and Republicans to simplify the system. Get rid of the loopholes. Level the playing field. And use the savings to lower the corporate tax rate for the first time in 25 years –- without adding to our deficit. It can be done. (Applause.) …”
“…We are living with a legacy of deficit spending that began almost a decade ago. And in the wake of the financial crisis, some of that was necessary to keep credit flowing, save jobs, and put money in people’s pockets.
But now that the worst of the recession is over, we have to confront the fact that our government spends more than it takes in. That is not sustainable. Every day, families sacrifice to live within their means. They deserve a government that does the same.
So tonight, I am proposing that starting this year, we freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years. (Applause.) Now, this would reduce the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, and will bring discretionary spending to the lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was President.
This freeze will require painful cuts. Already, we’ve frozen the salaries of hardworking federal employees for the next two years. I’ve proposed cuts to things I care deeply about, like community action programs. The Secretary of Defense has also agreed to cut tens of billions of dollars in spending that he and his generals believe our military can do without. (Applause.)
I recognize that some in this chamber have already proposed deeper cuts, and I’m willing to eliminate whatever we can honestly afford to do without. But let’s make sure that we’re not doing it on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens. (Applause.) And let’s make sure that what we’re cutting is really excess weight. Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you’re flying high at first, but it won’t take long before you feel the impact. (Laughter.)
Now, most of the cuts and savings I’ve proposed only address annual domestic spending, which represents a little more than 12 percent of our budget. To make further progress, we have to stop pretending that cutting this kind of spending alone will be enough. It won’t. (Applause.) …”
“…In fact, the best thing we could do on taxes for all Americans is to simplify the individual tax code. (Applause.) This will be a tough job, but members of both parties have expressed an interest in doing this, and I am prepared to join them. (Applause.)
So now is the time to act. Now is the time for both sides and both houses of Congress –- Democrats and Republicans -– to forge a principled compromise that gets the job done. If we make the hard choices now to rein in our deficits, we can make the investments we need to win the future.
Let me take this one step further. We shouldn’t just give our people a government that’s more affordable. We should give them a government that’s more competent and more efficient. We can’t win the future with a government of the past. (Applause.) …”
America’s Best Days
68% Prefer A Government With Fewer Services, Lower Taxes
“…The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of Likely Voters prefer a government with fewer services and lower taxes rather than a more active one with more services and higher taxes. This is virtually identical to last month and consistent with findings since September. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Since Rasmussen Reports began polling on the question in November 2006, support for a smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes has ranged from a low of 55% in July 2007 to a high of 70% in August 2009.
Twenty-two percent (22%) of voters say they prefer a government with more services and higher taxes, down three points from December. Support for a more activist government over the past four years has ranged from 19% in August 2009 to 32% in late July 2007.
Even a plurality of Democrats (47%) now favors a government with fewer services and lower taxes. But that finding is dwarfed by the 90% of Republicans and 67% of voters not affiliated with either political party who feel that way. …”
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