They ALL just need to go bankrupt 11 Dec 2008 @ 12:23Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : RCOB , add a comment
If the fact that the banks, Wall Street firms, and now the Big 3 automakers sauntered up to the Congressional handout window begging wasn’t bad enough…now we find out what they were doing BEFORE they ventured to D.C.? This article here will give you a good idea of some of those things.
Key industry actors in the current financial crisis gave $14 million to conventions, CFI reports. The following are some of its findings:
- Freddie Mac gave $500,000, half to each committee.
- Ford Motor Company donated $200,000 for the conventions, half to each host committee (Also, Kirk Kerkorian, Ford’s largest shareholder with ties to GM and Chrysler, gave $3.5 million).
- General Motors provided 735 new cars to the Democratic and Republican Party convention committees for elected officials’ use.
- American International Group, or AIG, gave $1.5 million split evenly between the two committees
- Hedge funds and their managers gave $3.9 million – $2.7 million to Republicans and $1.2 million to Democrats.
- Investment companies including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Chase, UBS and Lehman Brothers, gave $1.5 million.
- Other financial institutions that have received or are eligible for bailouts, such as Citigroup, U.S. Bancorps, Wells Fargo and Bank of America, donated $2.9 million – much of it was given to the Republican committee.
Yet each and every one of these firms have either requested or have received some of OUR (meaning yours and mine) hard-earned money in the form of bailouts. As we all know, if you or I were to make that sort of transaction and then come begging for money four months later — we’d be told “so sorry, but you f—ed up and now you have to suffer the consequences”.
Don’t you find it interesting that the folks in D.C. just do not get the clue that “bigger” is not “better” when it comes to the size of government. We the people are making it clearer to them that we’re not wanting bigger, but they just smile and nod and then
behind our backs right in front of our faces are proceeding to nationalize what little manufacturing capabilities this country HASN’T sold out to the Chinese.
“If the executives who have come to Washington, hat in hand, looked familiar to members of Congress, maybe it’s because they met over the summer at the conventions,” CRP Executive Director Sheila Krumholz said in a statement. “The conventions provided representatives of major corporations and industries with many opportunities to interact with Washington’s decision-makers. Those conversations may have paid off just weeks later, when the government started handing out money to those companies and industries that are struggling.”
No wonder the Big 3 CEOs looked so comfortable on the C-SPAN cameras and not like someone who was called in to the office knowing you’re about to be handed a pink slip. Which is clearly what needs to be happening, instead of being given $10M bonuses or allowed to make use of their so-called “golden parachutes”.
Does it not just PISS you off when the message being sent out by these bailout is “Yo big biz, go ahead fail….we’ll reward you all the same. It’s OUR money anyway…”? Gee what a wonderful message to send to a generation that ALREADY has the entitlement mentality!!!!
Need we ponder any longer on why the US is not mentioned in Revelations? Nope, I don’t think so either.
At it already 8 Dec 2008 @ 14:34Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Politics , add a comment
Hasn’t even started the new job and it seems the Demoscum have all the answers. Al-Obambi says our economy is going to get worse before it gets better (no schiatzu Sherlock), but to ensure it DOES get better the Manchurian Muslim is going to see to it that he extracts $1 trillion from us for a “stimulus” package. Go here for the details.
So how much IS $1 TRILLION exactly? Try this on for size:
Let me give you a handle on how big $1 trillion is. NASA has a budget. You know the people, they send up space planes and the space station and all the satellites and everything else that NASA does? NASA’s budget is $17 billion. The post office’s budget is $34 billion. The Department of Labor is 10, EPA is 7. Treasury, well, this has got to go up. Can you check on this, Joe? It’s only $12 billion, but they’ve got to be spending a lot more on ink and paper right now. Treasury department is $12 billion. Department of Energy is $24 billion. The Department of Transportation is $12 billion. Justice is $20 billion. Agriculture is $20 billion. Department of Interior is $10 billion. Department of Homeland Security is $120 billion. That’s $286 billion for all of those: NASA, post office, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, EPA, Department of Treasury, Department of Energy, transportation, justice, agriculture, and interior, $286 billion. Obama wants a $1 trillion stimulus package. By the way, if you add in the defense budget, the Department of Defense budget for 2009 is $515 billion. Half a trillion dollars. Add that to all of the other departments I just gave you, that’s $801 billion. You still have $200 billion left before you reach the new Democratic stimulus package of $1 trillion.
Soooooo, given that as of last month the US population was 305,682,072….then that means the Demoncrappers “stimulus” package is going to cost each American roughly $3,271.37. Don’t know about you folks, but even my 401k doesn’t have that in spare change just ready to “give” to the government to get the economy jumpstarted.
Hey Al-Obambi, do us a favor. Get government out of the equation.
Like THAT is really going to happen.
Al-Obambi cabinet choices unconstitutional? 2 Dec 2008 @ 23:09Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : I'm callin' SHENANIGINS, Politics , add a comment
Found another gem over on WND here. I’m beginning to be more and more of a fan of this newspaper, because they are absolutely not afraid to tell the truth (without any libtard MSM bias) and back it up with facts. If it’s not on your daily list, you should add it!
So anyway, it seems that along with all the Constitutional issues Al-Obambi has in proving his eligibility for the Office of the President (go here, here, and here for more info) now there appears this on the radar screens here at the Southern Command Intel room. A lesser know clause in Article 1 of the Constitution, which the article quotes by saying:
The second clause of Article 1, Section 6, of the Constitution reads, "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office."
For those like me who are not Constitutional scholars, "emoluments" is what we know as "pay raises" in our modern lexicon.
What this means is this. Al-Obambi’s choices for his cabinet, where the chosen individual is a CURRENT member of either the House of Representatives or the Senate, are not allowed by that little clause noted above from fulfilling the role they have been selected for. So that (as the rest of the article points out) means that Al-Obambi’s choice for Secretary of State….the junior libtard from Screw Yoursk, the testicle lockbox holder, Hitlary…..cannot Constitutionally fill that role.
Why you say? Because of that "emoluments" part of the clause. As also pointed out in the article:
During Clinton’s current term in the Senate, the salary for Cabinet officers was increased from $186,600 to $191,300. Since the salary is scheduled to again be raised in January 2009, not only Clinton but all sitting Senate members could be considered constitutionally ineligible to serve in Obama’s Cabinet.
This was something that even the Founding Fathers (God rest their souls) saw that the potential for this type of governmental corruption and intentionally wrote Section 6 of Article 1.
James Madison’s notes on the debates that formed the Constitution explain the reason for the clause. Madison himself argued against "the evils" of corrupt governments where legislators created salaried positions – or increased the salary of positions – and then secured appointments to the cushy jobs they just created. Others agreed that such tactics were evident in Colonial and British government, and they wrote Article 1, Section 6 to prevent the practice.
Hmmmmm. So this very quandary was important enough to be included by the Founding Fathers (God rest their souls) in the drafts and the final copy of the Constitution. Yet without missing a beat and in completely normal libtard Demonscummic style, Al-Obambi is going to conveniently ignore the Constitution once again.
There have been others that have made use of a "fix", read the article to see more about it.