Politicians of both parties: Heed this waste! We are mad as hell and won’t take it anymore!

 The politicians waste so much money!  If the “demon er” democrats keep control it will only get worse!
Debbie Schlussel writes today that Batman shooter James Holmes got the money to buy thousands of dollars in guns, bullets, and tactical gear from student loans and/or federal aid to students.
On Monday Afternoon, University of Colorado officials announced that Holmes was paid $26,000 per year for his studies.

Although the money was not a loan, it was, indeed, federal aid.

Schlussel writes that a secular Muslim client  told her that University of Phoenix and Davenport University–two national chains of for-profit colleges have a lot of students who simply live off of thousands of dollars in federal aid and go to school forever.

The client told me that University of Phoenix began to crack down on this, but that Davenport did not. He also told me that many Muslim students engage in this as a sort of “halal” money (permissible money) because it’s the money of the infidels and seen as an easy scam.

And there’s very little oversight.

Since 9/11, I know that federal agents briefly looked into foreign students doing this and using it to live while they either didn’t attend class or had someone take their tests for them, as has happened in several student visa fraud rings.

But the feds did little about this–students collecting loans and other federal aid while they were not legitimately in school, even though some of the students collecting the money had apparent terrorist ties.

If students linked to Islamic terrorism can get away with it, why not this average, unknown White guy?

If students can go to the online universities for years on end and live off of the aid, it’s not surprising that Holmes, who had special grants from the government for his specific, unique course of study, could do the same.

Doctoral students receive free tuition, and most get federally sponsored 12-month grants of $26,000, about $500 a week.

I’m sure there will be all kinds of grandstanding Congressional committee hearings and pretense of clamping down on this.

But it’s been going on for years.

And if it didn’t take 9/11 to tighten up the system, this won’t change it either.

There is always a way around the system for terrorists and monsters who mastermind evil.


Never before have we worked as slaves of the government until July 14.  Usually, we start working for ourselves in May- but not with Obama in The White House!

Dems controlled everything from January 2009 until January 2011. From January 2007 they controlled the Senate and the House of Representatives!  Even after the Republicans captured the House in January 2011 they could do nothing but submit bipartisan bills to the Senate.  It is the Senate that has been holding everything up!  Get rid of Hairy Reed!

Happy Cost of Government Day All You Serfs Out There…

July 15, 2012


The average for the states is 197 days to pay for the government gone wild. Some of us go longer up to August 9th with Connecticut being the worst. NY and NJ are next, going to August 5th.

Time to move to Tennessee, Mississippi, or South Dakota!

Take a look at regulations in this breakdown –

  • The average American worker will have to labor 87.82 days just to pay for federal spending.
  • The average American worked 44.62 days worked to pay for federal regulations and 24.75 days worked to pay for state and local regulations for a grand total of 69 days just to have the government rule over us and regulate us. But the government thinks we need MORE regulations.
  • The average American worked 40.04 days worked to pay for state and local spending.

“From a different perspective, the cost of government makes up 54.0 percent of annual gross domestic product (GDP),” reads the report. “What’s more, the largest tax hike in the nation’s history is scheduled to take place at the end of 2012 unless Congress acts to protect taxpayers. If this tax increase is allowed to hit, COGD [Cost of Government Day] could permanently be pushed back into August and beyond.”

Then there are the rising, unsustainable costs of “free” medical care.

Soon, we will work only for the government and will need their handouts to survive. We are on the road to serfdom when the government has more of our pay than we do.

Cost of Government Report, read it and weep.

The average for the states is 197 days to pay for the government gone wild. Some of us go longer up to August 9th with Connecticut being the worst. NY and NJ are next, going to August 5th.

Then there are the rising, unsustainable costs of “free” medical care.

Photo shows us neat and clean and in better days! Far from the days of eating dirt in Vietnam!                                                                                      How much longer will the American people put up with this charlatan in The White House?  If we don’t get rid of Obama in this next election soon every American will be eating dirt, as we did in Vietnam!

Representing AmVets Chapter 18, Orange County, California. Thanks to  General Westmoreland!

Obama”S”care will destroy The USA!

One thought before you start reading the following article:  President Obama continues to say we can’t go back to the policies of the past!  Why not?  If he means the policies that were in place before the democrats took over congress in January 2007, then he (and anyone that believes him),  is either a liar or a fool.  This will be the subject of a future blog, just keep in mind while the republicans had a measure of control in Congress and The White House we had $1.80 per gallon gasoline and unemployment rates hovering around 5%.
Once the democrats took over Congress in 2007 things started to fall apart.  With their willing allies in the press, the democrats have been able to keep the light from shinning on them, however the housing crisis and all of the other problems in the economy can be laid directly at the feet of the democrats. (That will be the subject of another future blog.)  Bush made a major error by not exposing this criminal behavior.  Meanwhile, the press makes it look like Bush and the republicans are at fault.  THAT IS NOT SO!  At least not all of their fault.  The republican guilt is that they stood by and watch this destruction and never gave those of us out here a warning!  It is impossible to believe they did not know the destructive actions the democrats were up too!  Chris Dodd and Barney Frank would have been in jail  if they were republicans. I hold the republicans guilty of allowing these two culprits to get away their crimes  and never doing anything to bring them to justice!
Now let’s take a closer look at the Affordable Care Act, and why I call it the Obama Scare Act. My comments will be brief and in italics separated by (xxx).

Subject: Important!!!!
Stop thinking like a Democrat or Republican and start thinking like an AMERICAN!!!
At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment!
What Nancy Pelosi didn’t want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed. Remember she said:

“We Have to Pass the Bill So That You Can Find Out What Is In it!”

Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number
Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX – highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200
Please read this…….. especially the reference to pages 58 & 59
JUDGE KITHIL wrote: **
Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.
    (Remember Congressman Joe Wilson yelling out, “You Lie,” when the President said otherwise.  I guess it was a lie, or else Obama never knew what was in the bill.) (YOUR going to love this next bit of information):
Any individual not carrying insurance acceptable to the government will be taxed 2.5%…nonresident aliens (illegals) are EXEMPT from this tax.

** Pages 58 and 59-sections 21-24: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.**  (Why? If this is free health care for the 30,000,000 that can’t afford it, why do they need access to your bank account?) (Page 58 says we will be issued a health card, could it be a national id card?) (I hope you don’t get lost in all of this legal-eze spread thoughout this 2,600 plus plus pages of freedom destruction.  Keep in Mind Romney Care is only 70 pages.)
Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – ACORN). (Subsidized by the government means YOU THE TAXPAYER WILL BE PAYING FOR UNIONS MEMBERS, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONS.)

** Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)

** Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees.

**Page 29, section 4-16, Rationing: Your costs are limited to $5,000 per individual and $10,000 per family. (Couple pages 241, 253 and 29 and I wonder if any intelligent American will ever go into medicine again?) (My family far exceed the $10,000. How about you?  If you are young and in good health, that is great, but what about the older or younger infirm?) (Also in these pages it tells a doctor what kind of equipment he can buy to treat his patients, and tells hospitals if they can expand or not.)

** Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient’s age.

** Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an “end-of-life planning” seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)

** Page 42, (The health choice commissar will choose your health care benefits.  You have no choice.)

** Page 22 (All books of the self-insured will be audited.)

** Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

** Page 30 sect. 123 (A committee will decide your treatment…(Did someone say Death Panels?)

** Page 72, 8-14 (Exchanges will bring all insurance under government control.)

** Page 84:203  (Government will mandate all benefit packages in the exchange).

** Page 85:7     (Medicaid is automatic.  Everyone’s care will be rationed.)
HAD ENOUGH???? Judge Kithil then goes on to identify:

“Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress. Members of Congress claim they pay into  the Social Security system, but they fail to mention they have a well-funded private plan (from money supplied by the tax payer) that covers their retirement needs. If they had to rely on our Social Security plan, I believe they would find a very quick ‘fix’ to make the plan financially sound for their future.”

Honorable David Kithil of Marble Falls, Texas
All of the above should give you the ammo you need to support your opposition to Obamacare. Please send this information on to all of your email contacts.
(Other tidbits to keep in mind: You cannot sue the government for price fixing; there are no judicial reviews of government monopolies; the government will now be inserted into your marriage: the government will now ration mental health care.
(Romney care is 70 pages.  It is clearly written and except for the imposed tax/penalty it does not have all of the freedom robbing provisions of the 2,600 plus pages of ObamaScare!  It is also Constitutional for a state to impose these kinds of rules and taxes.  It is not Constitutional for the federal government to do so, regardless what 5 educated-idiots in black robes say!)
It will be your turn, or someone you care about, SOONER THAN YOU THINK…………..
frightening video here……………….
A doctor’s first fine will be $100,000 and his second offense is prison. I can’t imagine staying in the medical profession.
Wait until you read this…
A retired Constitutional lawyer has read the entire proposed healthcare bill. Read his conclusions and pass this on as you wish.
The Truth About the Health Care Bills – Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney:
Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.
To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.
The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.
However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.
The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.
The irony is that the Congress doesn’t have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.
This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide…
If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn’t work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.
So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law It doesn’t stop there though.
The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;
The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to theUnited States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.
I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights… Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to “be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution.” If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.
For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.
Michael Connelly
Retired attorney,
Constitutional Law Instructor
Carrollton , Texas
If you don’t care about our constitution, or your rights under it, just do nothing.

Democrats, please don’t Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs!

Any group encouraging raising taxes has got to be crazy! I’m no longer in contact with any millionaires that I know of.  Today, everyone I know is dependent on the government in one form or other.  While most people in my shoes are anxious to see taxes raised, I am not!  Here’s why!

If you read the two articles below, you will see that the income tax base needs the rich to stay in the USA and keep paying their taxes.  If I were a multimillionaire I would join Mr. Saverin in the tax havens of Asia or South America. I don’t think there are any left in Europe?

Rich people usually think much different than the rest of us.  While we talk about people and get entertained by Hollywood, the latest “classic car craze,” or the nearest” Fantasy Football  venue,”  the rich think about “Grand Ideas,” as well as how to make and protect their money!  Those wanting the rich to pay more, are the same kind of people that want to kill the “goose that lays the golden eggs!”

I’m realistic and selfish enough to want the rich to be kept happy, richly supplied with money and tax paying citizens of the USA! Yes, if you are a FOO (friend of Obama) you might not have to pay taxes-like CEO Jeff Immelt’s GE. To the Bush haters, I will say there are probably FOB’s as well that got off the tax paying merry-go-round, I just don’t recall any being exposed during the Bush years. (Hmmm! The way the press went after Bush at every turn, maybe there are no FOB’s.)  Anyway, since World War II there has never been a taxing problem, just a Politician Spending Problem! If the politicians don’t start listening to those few voices, “crying in the wilderness,” such as Congressman Ryan, those of us dependent on the Social Security program and other government programs will not be getting the help we need in our old age!

Recently, a veteran friend of mine said that “we won’t have to worry.  The money will last until after we’re dead.”  Sorry, but you don’t know what is coming!  Some call it the $46 trillion Tsunami.  Actually, that is a very conservative estimate!  The unfunded liability of the USA is more than $76 trillion.  The $16 trillion we hear about is what we actually owe as a country!  Unfunded liability is the money the USA is committed to spend over the next few years!

If they still printed $1,000 bills (and they will be soon to make it more convenient to go grocery shopping) and stacked them up until you had a million dollars it would be four (4″) inches high.  Stack them up until they total $1,000,000,000 (yes, that is billion) it would reach 333 feet high!  Keep going until you stack them up to a total of $1 trillion (yes, with 4 sets of 000) it would be about 65 miles high!  That is with $1,000 bills!  Numbers too large to imagine!!! When the inflation hits, you had better have a few miles of $1,000 bills stacked up somewhere! If not, you better buy yourself an arsenal of weapons to protect your wife and feed yourself!

I hope this doesn’t scare anyone.  I do believe we have one more chance to fix this atrocious outworking!  Mr. Obama had the chance to fix it when he controlled The White House, The Senate and The House of Representatives for two years! He squandered that chance and in fact made it worse!

This November we can put Mitt Romney in The White House and give him control of the Senate and House.  If he doesn’t fix it in two years, as Obama wasted his 2 years of total control, our only hope is SELF PRESERVATION in whatever way we can do it. Don’t give up your guns, grow a little garden and be prepared to hunt rabbits and deer for food.

My sadness is that I was prepared for all of this in the 1970′s and early 80′s!  However, Ron Reagan came along  put the brakes on the slide we were on!  In those days my eyes were great, and I could hit what I was shooting at!  My knees worked and I could run almost as well as I did when I was in the Marine Corps!  I had a years worth of food for four people, a garden and enough ammo and weapons to protect my family and survive almost anything short of a Nuke!  Of course, I wasn’t alone.  I had a lot of friends that were as premature in vision as I was!

Today, I have no idea where my gas masks are!  The survival food was left in a survivalist camp in Missouri.  I doubt I could get back there at this time! I can barely walk a half mile before my knees give out, and I can barely read with my glasses on, forget sighting in a rifle!

So, my only hope is that Mr Romney is allowed his 2 years of total control of the Senate and House so he can fix this terrible situation! Otherwise, if he fails, or if Obama and the democrats continue to control the government, it will be over for people like me.  I am nothing but another bother to the government.

I am someone they have to care for, feed and hopefully, let me live my life in peace as the aging process continues!  However, if Mr Obama's health program isn't killed, I don't hold much hope for that.  With his Obama-S-care in force and you are broken down, no longer able to provide for yourself, and not connected to someone in power, The Death Panels will be there to plan your future when you get ill!  (I don't want to get off track here, but if you doubt the Death Panels, you haven't read page 30: section 123 "...a committee that decides your treatment..." or if you continue reading to page 42, "...the Health Choice Commissioner...(or commissar) will choose your health care benefits. You have no choice..."  and later on, "...government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding the individual into death..."

Gruesome, huh!


Al Battista

PS: Not to belabor the issue, but remember the Congressman that yelled, “You lie!” when the President said during his State of the Union address, “…illegals will not be allowed medical care!”  I guess the president didn’t read page 50:sect 152 “…will be provided to all people in the USA-illegal or otherwise…”

PPS: Think, if you somehow came into a few million dollars, would you stay a US citizen if the democrats keep control? 

Hello world!

We are a couple of people very interested in the election of 2012.  Lili grew up in communist Yugoslavia.  She know first hand the pitfalls and shortcomings of socialism.  Al has been interested in Mitt Romney since the primaries of 2008.  He believes Mitt is the most competent person to ever run for the highest executive office in the USA.

Mitt’s history is one of success after success.  If young people want a great role model, it would be someone with the clean, effective, and successful history of a Mitt Romney.  He built his wealth without a hint of scandal!  He raised a strong, vibrant, productive family.  He is moral and accomplished.

I hope he picks Allen West as his  Vice Presidential running mate.  Allen is everything Mitt Romney is, except without the wealth.  A great, successful person. A military hero!  That would be an unbeatable ticket and you know the democrats would not know how to defeat such a strong slate!

We want this blog to be a clearing house for all opinions.  The above offers ours, and as we present various positions, facts and more opinions that we hold, we want others to share their thoughts even if they disagree with us.  We hope amateurVScompetent will be a clearing house for many ideas, jokes and serious offerings about the election of 2012.  In 2004 we spent a lot of time trying to keep John Kerry from winning the Presidency.  Traveling to Washington, DC to attend the anti-Kerry rally, and appearing on Vietnamese media to explain our objection to Kerry.  Al is a Vietnam veteran, and grew up in Massachusetts and never felt comfortable with Kerry’s claims of heroism or his performance as a Massachusetts politician.  If George Bush had a few shortcomings, Kerry was a Fort Knox vault full of them.

We are not perfect, but as normal citizens we can spot the biggest bull-crapper in the corral. Compared to Kerry, Bush was a  lot more preferable!  In 2012 we detect a con-man in Barack Hussein Obama. While he certainly knows how to campaign he has proven to be a very poor administrator.  Meanwhile, so far, we find Mitt Romney a very poor campaigner, and hope he gets better.  However, we know from his history he is an excellent administrator. We are all in for Romney, and hope we can help undecided people to see what we see in him.

So, we will be blogging here often, and hope many of you will also share your ideas, both pro and con.


Al and Lili

Happy blogging!