07.25.09

Monkeys for Peanuts

Posted in Politics, Vote Out The Bums at 11:24 pm by Administrator

The cure for political corruption is to significantly increase pay. The target audience is career politicians.

Real change is needed in the attitudes of career politicians. They need to have an attitude as steadfast in resolve like JFK had about a diplomatic solution to the pre-Vietnam situation. He lost his life because of his uncompromising attitude. Read about a real President with resolve at: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/06/06/papers_reveal_jfk_efforts_on_vietnam/

One needs an open mind to understand this ‘pay more for less corruption’ idea to get more resolute politicians. This idea seeks a solution to the ageless problem of greed and its political effects. Or as they say in Singapore “You pay Peanut, You get MONKEY!”

Sidebar: Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore is the highest paid politician in the world. His salary in dollars is $2.47 million. (Eat your heart out Obama.)
http://street71.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/be-proud-worlds-top-10-politicians-salary-are-all-singaporeans/

Most would agree that U.S. politicians act like a bunch of monkeys. (No offense to PETA or monkey lovers.) These political monkeys need more peanuts to curb their greedy nature.

Digressing, people enter a career to earn money. Generally, a career is a lifelong calling requiring special training. Examples include pilots, doctors, accountants, teachers, etc. Future career politicians see politics as a lifelong calling to make lots of money.

These people observe the flow of money and quickly realize that controlling other people’s money is the way to make money. The Rothschild fortune, accumulated over the past several centuries, was built on this principle. “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes her laws” – Mayer Amschel Rothschild

People wanting a career in politics are no different. Most want to earn money by controlling it. The few politicians that are already wealthy are attracted to the politics for other reasons. Politics fills their empty lives with something to do. More revealing, they like being on the power pedestal having peasants grovel at their feet.

The career ‘want-a-be’ politician needs special training in two areas. The first is legal. They have to know the law and how to get around it to benefit financially. Secondly, they have to learn sales techniques. They need to master bending the truth.

Politicians’ motivation for wanting to control money is fostered in their own financial insecurities. These money seekers do so by investing time selling themselves. They become whores for hire. (No disrespect indented for those in the oldest profession on earth.) Once elected to public office, they get addicted to living off the public treasury. Controlling money now becomes the drug that feeds their greedy human nature.

Politicians in the U.S. congress make less than $200,000 a year. That’s why $250,000 and above is rich, by their definition. They are not rich, but their career goals include making money. So to fulfill that career goal, they need to offer themselves to the highest bidder outside government to get financially beneficial favors.

Proving a career politician corrupt is difficult. Even when they are caught with say $90,000 in their home freezer that doesn’t mean they’re corrupt. Ask Democrat Rep. William Jefferson!

Career politicians don’t get financial favors directly. Most of the time getting direct financial favors would be too obvious. The shame police would make them resign, especially if they were Republicans. Then they would have to get a real job. Heaven forbid!!

Indirectly, career politicians get rich through political favors. Nancy (say something stupid) Pelosi helps her husband get rich in American Samoa. He originally financed her run for congress so she’s paying him back. Every career politician enables family benefits on their behalf from supporters and lobbyist alike.

Citizens need to nullify the greed factor of these career politicians. Their financial insecurities need to be met with higher pay. If Singapore can pay their politicians millions of dollars a year, so can the U.S.

Pay every congress person $2M a year. Give the president $3M. Give them the mandate to cut spending and balance the national budget. Chances are these objectives would be done in record time without any outside influences.

Another advantage to paying career politicians millions of dollars would be getting more qualified people in government. No more monkeys for peanuts! Use the corporate model for getting the best talent available. Pay them bonuses for keeping America safe (illegal immigration) and out of wars.

Without naming names, intelligent citizens know that the U.S. is scrapping the bottom of the political monkey barrel.

More pay means wimps need not apply for Congress.
The competition for high government office would be so fierce that only the meanest, corporate types would get there. Like when one gets a divorce lawyer, the nastiest one with attitude and convictions will do just fine! Citizens need politicians with JFK convictions.

A more economical way to change the monkey ‘political guard’ is to VOTB.


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07.13.09

Are You Kidding?

Posted in Politics, Religion, Vote Out The Bums at 5:26 pm by Administrator

B. H. Obama recently criticized African politicians for corruption leading to widespread poverty. He has a lot of nerve when political corruption is widely accepted in the U.S. today. Many can’t believe some in Africa didn’t tell him to clean up his own house before lecturing anyone on cleaning up theirs.

B.H. made the following statement: “For many years we’ve made excuses about corruption or poor governance, (insisting) this was somehow the consequence of neocolonialism, or the West has been oppressive, or racism,” he told AllAfrica.com last week. “I’m not a believer in excuses.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/11/politics/main5152154.shtml

The ideas that jump off those words center on the bible verse Luke 6:42. “Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.”

One thing about the bible, it doesn’t mince words. That’s why the more corrupt the politician; the more they want the bible out of public life. The basic idea in this verse is clean up your own house before trying to clean up someone else’s, even in Africa.

B.H. Obama’s house is a corrupt mess. He exemplifies the roots of a corrupt politician. And poverty in the U.S. is in a state of emergency.

B.H. Obama learned his politics on the streets of Chicago. For him to lecture anyone about corruption is laughable. Start with the fact that he is listed as number five on the 2008 ‘Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians’ list.
http://www.judicialwatch.org/news/2008/dec/judicial-watch-announces-list-washingtons-ten-most-wanted-corrupt-politicians-2008

Obama is a product of the notoriously corrupt Chicago political machine.
http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com/2008/12/is-obama-mired-in-corrupt-chicago.html

The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate’s (Obama) politics were born in Chicago. Yet he is presented to the nation as not truly being of this place, as if he floats just above the political corruption here, uninfected, untouched by the stain of it or by any sin of commission or omission. It is all so very mystical.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/05/mediasobamaluv.html

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that in the last three decades, at least 79 local elected officials have been convicted of a crime, including three governors, one mayor, and a whopping 27 aldermen from the Windy City. (Chicago for those of you reading this in Africa)
http://www.slate.com/id/2149240/

A visibly disgusted FBI special agent Robert Grant stood at a podium in Chicago during a press conference Tuesday announcing the arrest of Gov. Rod Blagojevich and hurling his contempt at the entire political culture of the State of Illinois.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16391.html

Chicago is so noted for corruption that a list of web sites will hammer home this point.
The above articles are just a sampling of B.H. Obama’s political roots. Google:
‘corrupt politicians +Chicago’ and you will get over 250,000 hits.


B.H. is laughable and demeaning in his attempt to lecture Africans on politics.
He sounds like a ‘master’ talking to his ‘slaves’. Obama’s puppet masters knew better than to go to his father’s native Kenya. They would have treated him as just another corrupt politician from Chicago!

The most troubling idea coming from B.H. Obama’s dig on African politicians and the African poverty he alluded to concerns poverty in the United States. If he doesn’t believe in excuses what’s his excuse for poverty in the United States? Why doesn’t he take a ‘no excuse’ stance on poverty in his own country?

This summary of poverty in the U.S. was tabulated by the government.

· The official poverty rate in 2007 was 12.5 percent, not statistically different from 2006.
· In 2007, 37.3 million people were in poverty, up from 36.5 million in 2006.
· Poverty rates in 2007 were statistically unchanged for non-Hispanic Whites (8.2 percent), Blacks (24.5 percent), and Asians (10.2 percent) from 2006. The poverty rate increased for Hispanics (21.5 percent in 2007, up from 20.6 percent in 2006).
· The poverty rate in 2007 was lower than in 1959, the first year for which poverty estimates are available, while statistically higher than the most recent trough in 2000 (11.3 percent).
· The poverty rate increased for children under 18 years old (18.0 percent in 2007, up from 17.4 percent in 2006), while it remained statistically unchanged for people 18 to 64 years old (10.9 percent) and people 65 and over (9.7 percent).

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/poverty07/pov07hi.html

Most U.S. mayors and city officials say poverty is a growing problem, with many families unable to get by, according to a survey Monday 10.06.08.
http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE4955DC20081006

A new study, based on census figures for 1970 and 1980 and later surveys, finds that the nation’s largest cities have a growing concentration of blacks living in poverty.
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/26/us/black-poverty-spreads-in-50-biggest-us-cities.html

But look what we built with the first several billions: Low income projects that become worse centers of delinquency, vandalism and general social hopelessness than the slums they were supposed to replace….
http://www.heritage.org/research/urbanissues/bg1216.cfm

Someone should tell B.H. Obama to take care of his house before telling others what to do about poverty in their countries. In the richest nation on earth over 37 million people are living in poverty or 1 in 8 Americans, all races, all ages. This is a national disgrace. Someone from Africa should lecture Obama about his lack of support or representation or care for his fellow Americans!!

State of emergency exists in the Unites States today. We have people working for less they can actually live on. These are giving of their time so B.H. Obama and his ruling élites can enjoy creature comforts. B.H. Obama lives as if to say he believes what Voltaire once said, “The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor”.

Ask the people living in tent cities in Reno, NV, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Fresno, CA Columbus, OH, Chattanooga, TN, etc if political corruption is hurting them. Their opportunity for participation in the American Dream is vanishing. Just eating everyday is becoming their national pastime.

Democracy and liberty are good for society. They are measured by people’s creative powers. Society will rebound despite government’s depressive acts driving citizens into poverty. One creative solution is to vote out the (hypocritical) bums. VOTB

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