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Ivan Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table".
Ready? Now pay attention...
Louis Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000..00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Louis Legal now has $31,231.00.
Ivan Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.00 per year. Ivan Illegal pays no taxes. Ivan Illegal now has $31,200.00.
Louis Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Louis Legal now has $24,031.00.
Ivan Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Ivan Illegal still has $31,200.00.
Louis Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Louis Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Louis Legal now has $18,031.00.
Ivan Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Ivan Illegal still has $31,200.00.
Louis Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Louis Legal now has $9,631.00.
Ivan Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Ivan Illegal pays $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Ivan Illegal still has $ 31,200.00.
Louis Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for health care insurance. Louis Legal now has $7,231.00.
Ivan Illegal says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has $31,200.00.
Louis Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.
Ivan Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month.
Louis Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work..
Ivan Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.
Louis Legal's and Ivan Illegal's children both attend the same school. Louis Legal pays for his children's lunches while Ivan Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch. Ivan Illegal's children have an after school ESL program. Louis Legal's children go home.
Louis Legal and Ivan Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Louis paid for them and Ivan did not.
Do you get it, now?
If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens...
You are part of the problem!
It's way PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
There recently was an article in the St. Petersburg Fl. Times. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on: "How Would You Fix the Economy?"
I think this guy nailed it!
Dear Mr. President,
Please find below my suggestion for fixing America 's economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the "Patriotic Retirement Plan":
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.
2) They MUST buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered ? Auto Industry fixed.
3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage ? Housing Crisis fixed.
It can't get any easier than that!!
P.S. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress pay their taxes...
Mr. President, while you're at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and Medicare. I'll bet both programs would be fixed pronto!
If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know.
If not, please disregard.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In a number of cases campaigns have been waged, primarily via email, trying to bring down one group or another. I will try to avoid being too specific, but in many cases the participants in these childish exchanges will be obvious. At the very least, the participants should recognize themselves and hopefully feel ashamed.
I will start with a series of emails around the Orange Country Republican Executive Committee (OCREC) Hob Nob, last week. This was publicized in advance as a fund raiser and yet there were voices shouting that this was wrong, do not attend, do not pay any money, etc. As if the OCREC should not be allowed to raise funds. I understand that issues have been raised about accountability for OCREC funds, but as the representative group of the GOP at a county level, OCREC needs to collect funds to help ensure that Republicans can be elected in 2010. There a legal and necessary steps to be taken to resolve the accounting issues, but do not take out your frustrations on the general membership, and by extension Republicans all over, by trying to torpedo their fund raising.
The second set of public name calling concerned the Tea Party Express and the organization of its last stop, here in Orlando. Here too was a call to avoid the event, published far and wide by email, also resulting in replies, and counter replies backwards and forwards. Some of this discussion was even taken to the airwaves, thereby bringing it to an even wider audience. Airing dirty linen in public does no good for our movement, unless there is proven evidence of fraud, and while much of the rhetoric was heated, I never saw accusations of out and out fraud. And while there were some issues in the organization which I will address below, the main accuser has a slightly hypocritical tone to his rants. Although he complained about commercialization of the Tea party name and events, he forget that his own radio program/web-site promotes the sales of conservative books and education materials, are they being given away? Further more most organizers of previous events have never given a full accounting of the financial results of their events, they could be losing money, they could be making money. And while the buzz is that previous events were paid for, but did not make money, they are just unconfirmed stories, no official reckoning has been given, or needs to be. But then do not expect more from others when someone else takes up the torch. Finally, although the accuser was encouraging people not to attend, the candidate for which he is campaign manager did have a booth at the event. Playing both sides of the fence there are we?
On the organization side, there had been much to-do about the fact that the costs of the event were being covered by the selling of booth space, and space in a printed program. However, the organizer had been very up front in stating that this was not a charitable event and that any profit would indeed accrue to his own organization. We are indeed a capitalist society, at least for as long as 0bama will allow, so we should not complain about this. On the other side, with costs for services or products comes an expectation of value. it seems that the event may have fallen down in that respect. Although I was on a business trip and only arrived midway through the event, I heard a number of disquieting problems and issues from a number of people that I talked to after my late arrival.
I did address some of these issues directly with the organizer (not via blast emails!) and he has provided his answers in a blog on his own web-site. Thus the public can make their own decision about the veracity of these replies. The answers postulated all seem reasonable, my only concern is that sometimes the description of the issue differs slightly from what I heard at the event, or afterwards, and this leaves loose ends for the future.
I was disappointed at the washing of dirty linen in public that the above mentioned exchanges brought about, and yet, in order to address these problems in our movement, I have had to resort to some washing of my own. For that I apologize to my readers, but I feel that I could not discuss the overall problems without some specificity. I believe that we need to overcome these growing pains by moving into a more professional approach in everything that we do. The good news is that just before the Tea Party Express event, a Summit was held in Orlando of conservative activist groups from all over Florida. By communicating at a leadership level I am sure that we can channel all the good energy that is being generated throughout the many different groups and translate that energy into support for good solid conservative candidates. A by-product of our leadership sharing will no doubt be better and more transparent processes for organization of our grass roots events in the future.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
the following to excuse the 9/11 attacks "Most often, though, it
grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair."
Lets look at these words "Most often, though, it
grows out of a climate of poverty [taxed to death] and ignorance[legislators
who do not know the Constitution], helplessness [1 million + demonstrate at
the Capitol and no-one listens] and despair [legislative bills are rammed
through using procedural tricks].
Of course, where is all the Left's indignation as with the wiretapping during the Bush years. At least the Bush administration could justify their actions as one end of the calls was outside the US. This latest activity is spying on domestic citizens, pure and simple.
Link to original article
Monday, November 9, 2009
November 2010 cannot come soon enough so that we can get rid of this lying, cheating, cowardly hypocrite!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
We must continue to strive against the socialist/marxist attempts to enslave us, and make sure that November 7th does not join December 7th in becoming a day of infamy, the day that "We the people..." became "We the government..."
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The good, the bad and the ugly
On a beautiful fall day, thousands of people made the trek to DC from all over the country on just 6 days notice, to protest the Pelosi (and other) Health Care Bills. Theme for the day was "Kill The Bill." On my trip, via Atlanta, the Atlanta-DC leg had over 40 Delta employees using their travel privileges to come to the event. On the way and at the site there was such a spirit of friendship and comradeship that was heart warming. We all knew that we were participating in something special, although smaller, still as important as the 9-12 Saturday, as it showed our passion and ability to activate masses of people at short notice.
Energizing speeches by Michele Bachmann, Jon Voight, Mark Levin and John Raztenberger (Cliff from Cheers).
After the "Press Conference" on the Capitol steps, thousand of us moved into the Congress and Senate buildings, to meet our legislators, where possible, or to deliver notes of protest about these terrible bills. Also I was able to take a tour of the Capitol, as a relatively new citizen a special moment for me.
late start of the event, over 20 minutes later than originally published.
A whole litany of Republicans wanting to ride the bandwagon, making speeches at us, rather than listening to us. This meant the event lasted at least three times longer than planned, and after a while was quite boring.
My Congressman (Alan Grayson) carefully avoided his office, although a couple of our people ran into him in a corridor. On trying to introduce themselves as constituents, he was very standoffish and pretty much ignored them.
A group of us waiting in his office for a pre-requested tour of the Capitol, got into a discussion with some of the staffers, who are most certainly Kool-Aid drinkers. While our discussion was passionate at no point was it threatening. yet all of a sudden Grayson's stormed out of an inner office, insisting that we should be quiet while waiting in a very rude way. When we reminded her for whom she and her boss worked (us!) she asked us to leave and threatened to call security if we did not.
Security throughout the Capitol building is very high and makes airport security look like a kindergarten. To visit the house floor visitor gallery we had to leave everything behind, you are not allowed to write, read or speak when there.
While we were in the Congressional office buildings a number of people were being arrested, as they were staging a sit-in at Pelosi's office and were tearing up the 1990 pages of the Pelosi-care bill. Even a 77 year old priest as manhandled out of the office, for refusing to give his full name (just Father XXXX).
I also heard a rumor that Grayson had another person arrested but cannot find any evidence of that. Perhaps our ejection had been magnified as it spread as folk-lore.
The final ugly item was, once in the visitor gallery of the house floor, to see how few legislators (about 30 out of 435) were actually present for the debate of whatever that day's business was (something to do with Homeland Security and chemical accidents). Not only do our legislators not read the bills, they do not listen to the debate either. Which probably means that 90% of the time they are just voting as the party tells them. And for that they earn a good six-figure income with majestic benefits. Nice work if you can get it!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
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Email on the go
Now that is real magic
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Our representatives should NOT NEED lobbyists, they should be talking to the people directly. The lobbyists also bring money to the table and therefore isolate our legislators even more from their constituents.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
A message from Stephani Scruggs
Here's a suggestion from one of our fellow patriots out west. Bring a copy of the Constitution with you to DC. When you get the opportunity to speak with a Congressman or their staff, ask them to show you exactly where the constitution grants the Federal Government the ability to legislate Healthcare. If they respond with "the commerce clause", agree yes, insurance is not made "regular" between states, (insurance can not be sold across state lines), however this only makes up a fractional percentage of the bill. So ask them to explain where the constitution grants them the power to enact the rest of the bill.
Above all, remember our 12 Values and 9 Principles. Be polite, even if they are not. Be respectful, even if they are not. And please, please, please, keep you messages on point. This visit is NOT personal. It is NOT about Obama, Pelosi or any one official. This is about Legislation. If we resort to any sort of name calling, or insulting messages aimed at any one party, the media will once again paint this as nothing more than a race driven anti-Obama protest. To maintain our credibility, we must stay focused...this is about the legislation only.
Have a good trip everyone. Those of us back here in the great state of Florida will be praying for you.
Godspeed & God bless,
Monday, November 2, 2009
he mentioned that he is going to change course, do something different. He
used the analogy of Noah talking abouit the coming rain, but no-one was
lsitening so finally he had to just start building the Ark.
What is Glenn building? Could it be a third party, perhaps led by Sarah
Palin? Sarah has be quite a buzz in the last week or so, as intelligence
operatives might say, there is a lot of chatter. Both on talk radio,
Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity all mentioning her more that they ever have before,
and a flurry of postings on her Facebook page.
So, am I barking up the wrong tree? Anyone have any other ideas?
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Dangerous for any politician to be linked with Alex, let alone one who has spent time in a mental institution.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
A health care bill with exceptions for certain states (matching key Democrats who need re-election)
That’s not right
A president who promised no lobbyists in the White House, and then hired them anyway.
That’s not right
A president promised to bring integrity to DC. Instead he hired tax cheats and felons
That’s not right
A president who promised not to sign any bill with earmarks, and then signed the biggest giveaway of all time.
That’s not right
A presidentwho promised transparency by posting bills on the Internet, and giving time for discussion, but then rushed bills through so not even the legislators could read them!
That’s not right
A preseident who promised to reach across the aisle, and then ignored the minority in almost all activities
That's not right
A president who promised no tax increases for the middle class, but then introduced taxes on everything that they needed, so they were taxed indirectly
That’s not right
A president who strong arms neutral government and private organizations, because they spread a message that he does not like (CBO, PWC, Humana, FNC, Chamber of Commerce)
That's not right
A Congressman (Alan Grayson) who stacks his town hall meetings beacuse he is too cowardly to face his opposition
That's not right
That same Congressman making a fool of himself through outrageous statements about anything or anyone who opposes him, just for cheap publicity
That's not right
A Speaker of the House who promises the most ethical Congress ever, and then supports the continuing reign of Charlie Rangel
That's not right
A Senate majority leader who pushes a bill through committee and then adds in extra, unwanted, provisions after the fact
That's not right
The Senate majority leader who promises to push the bill through via a technicality, come what may
That's not right
Saturday, October 24, 2009
how they are treading on our liberties as they beat down, or try to beat
down, insurance companies, executives (even non-TARP companies, tea
partyers, etc, etc. And now the executive branch is involving itself with
the police, by slapping down Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County.
As in the "Untouchables" clip, if they are bringing a baseball bat to the
party then we MUST bring our VOTING guns to the 2010 elections and sweep
walk with him in a parade. Didn't Princess Pelosi accuse the Tea Partyers of
being (paid) Astroturf. But I guess if you made millions strong arming
companies, you can afford to buy your friends. Well Al-boy, WE are not for
sale and neither are our candidates, and WE WILL send you packing in 2010.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
meeting with left wing media, but only had 45 minutes fro general McCrystal.
At least we know where 0bama's priorities lie.
Can anyone push the fast forward button so we can skip to November 2012?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Isn't it interesting the the left has to cheat in order to be successful?
The NEA misused their members' funds in support of the Community Organizer in Chief
Monday, October 5, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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Bring signs, flags and your voices
See you there
Sunday, September 27, 2009
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Written by an Australian Dentist
To Kill an American
You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.
So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)
'An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish , Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.
An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.
An American is Christian , or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan.The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.
An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.
An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.
The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence , which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness..
An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.
When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!
As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan
The national symbol of America , The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America
Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11 , 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.
So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo , and Stalin , and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself . Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.
Please keep this going!
Pass this around the World
Then pass it around again.
It says it all, for all of us!
Please do not just delete...
Pass it on first.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Not one, if by land, and two, if by sea;
But airwaves of those aching to be free.
This hero of our nation is carried at night
Not upon a steed, but... by a Fox in flight.
And the spark struck out by Fox’s feat,
Has kindled the land into flame and heat.
Through the night rode the new Paul Revere,
Glenn Beck with his cry of alarm not of fear.
A cry of defiance, and a knock at the door
And a word that shall echo forevermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Thru Glenn Beck all our history, to the last.
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The hurrying hoof-beat of that steed,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The midnight-message of Paul Revere.
By David W. Dye, Paraphrased from poem by
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I have just received our copy and will be reading it in detail. I did a quick skim and happened to notice one very good principle (#7):
The role of government is to provide equal rights, not to provide equal things!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Contact them today and let them know that they do not speak for you and we will seek leaders who reflect our values in future elections. Click here to see how your elected officials voted.
http://www.house.gov then enter your zip code at the top left of page.
You can find your senators' contact information by clicking here.
If you did not know, your senators are Mel Martinez and Bill Nelson. Representatives vary by zip code.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Lake Eola, Orlando, FL 6 - 8 pm.
All of us are making a difference whether by participating in tea parties, protests or contacting our elected "representatives" to demand this power grab and irresponsible spending needs to stop! We are inviting all of Florida to continue the fight in Orlando on August 22, 2009 by Uniting for America at the amphitheater at beautiful Lake Eola.
This event will focus on effective actions we all can take to protect our nation from liberty despising politicians and destructive legislation such as Cap and Trade and Government controlled health care. Strong focus will be placed on the Florida Sovereignty resolutions that have been entered into our House and Senate and we will have declarations of support to sign to help push this legislation through in 2010! A bit of history will be shared with us by a Florida Frontiersman whose passion is the Declaration of Independence! Also you can expect a moving tribute to our veterans and troops.
For more info: http://www.orlandoteaparty.com/
It's about putting my family — my children — under $12.8 trillion in debt; all it took was two presidents and six months.
It's about the idea that we're all socialists now.
It's about the idea that the government can force companies, banks and states to take money and the strings that are attached to it, that they didn't want.
It's about power — too much power going to federal government.
It's about corruption — too much corruption, in both parties.
It's about the rule of law — that no one is above the law: if you're here legally or illegally, it applies-never too rich or powerful.
It's about if you write the tax code you should pay your taxes.
It's about the Republic, not mob rule.
It's about the concept of free speech — we've been called insane, lunatics and worse, just for speaking out.
It's about the years of lies from both parties — a Republican Party that claims to be for small government but gives us Medicare Part D that's got $17 trillion in unfunded liabilities.
It's about hypocrisy — both parties claim to be the most ethical, but we get corruption and not one damn person in Washington to speak out against it.
It's about the media that gets into bed with one party and has moved so far left that it can't even begin to see we're not extremists, we're moms and dads who just want to have a Republic for our children; but they can't see it.
Quoted from the 912 Project facebook group
|1.||America Is Good.|
|2.||I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.|
|God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.|
|3.||I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.|
|Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington|
|4.||The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.|
|Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson|
|5.||If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.|
|Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson|
|6.||I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.|
|Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson|
|7.||I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.|
|Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington|
|8.||It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.|
|On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington|
|9.||The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.|
|Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson|