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After Stimulus, GOPTrust Vows to Continue Fight

February 14th, 2009 . by TexasFred

After Stimulus, GOPTrust Vows to Continue Fight

The National Republican Trust PAC that played a leading role in rallying GOP opposition to President Barack Obama’s massive stimulus bill is ready to open up a new front in its battle against the budget-busting Democratic agenda, Executive Director Scott Wheeler tells Newsmax.

“People are asking for jobs, and Obama’s offering them an extra $100 a month in their unemployment benefits,� Wheeler says. “That’s not going to help anybody. That’s not going to fix the economy.�

The National Republican Trust (an advertiser on Newsmax.com) is the nation’s third-largest political action committee. According to its statement of principles, it says it seeks to return the GOP to the principles of Ronald Reagan.

Wheeler also blasts what he terms Obama’s “very scary language� regarding the economy.

“Saying we might never recover if his trillion-dollar stimulus package isn’t passed – that’s an outrageous and outlandish statement to make,� Wheeler says. “And it is hardly befitting of a president to make such a statement.�

He tells Newsmax his organization plans several moves to advance its conservative agenda:

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There are many GOOD people fighting the debacle of the Democrats, fighting it tooth and nail. I have even been able to acquire a new and productive rapport with both of my Senators it appears. They might as well accept this fact, I will blast them if I think they are wrong and support them when I think they are RIGHT.

That’s exactly what MUST be done by all REAL Republicans and Conservatives now. We must fight for everything we can, and we must fight together, against the Dems and all of their Socialist, Marxist pork and the all around BS that they are forcing on the American people.

In the sidebar of this blog is a widget that allows you to send messages directly to your Congresscritter and Senators, all you need to know is your own Zip Code, it looks everything else up for you. I have done ALL that I can do to make raising HELL with those that sit in the seats of power as easy I possibly can. Now the ball is in YOUR court.

Call your elected officials, fax them, write letter to them, email them, whatever you do, however you do it, make them painfully aware of YOUR feelings regarding their actions and votes on the various bills that come up in the Senate and House. Blast the living hell out of them if they go against the majority of their constituents, but don’t forget to praise them when they do the RIGHT thing too.

REAL Republicans and ALL Conservatives are in for a fight FOR their very lives. This nation has taken a hard LEFT turn and is on the road to disaster. The reason I stress REAL Republicans is because we’ll never have the support of the RINOs, Republicans In Name Only. They are unpredictable turncoats and traitors to all REAL Republicans and Conservatives. They can’t be trusted and MUST be removed from the halls of Congress as soon as possible. They MUST also be removed from the Republican party as well. If they want to stand with the left, let them join the Democratic party and support their friends there. They have NO friends here on the RIGHT!

There is no place on the RIGHT for RINOs, faux Conservatives and anti-Americans. Ladies and Gentlemen, the in-actions of the Bush administration, coupled with the current actions of the Obamanation have brought this nation to the brink of war. I do NOT mean war in Iraq or Afghanistan. I refer to the danger of WAR right here on American soil. War with the Islamic hordes that are dedicated to our submission or destruction, war with the ILLEGALS from Mexico and elsewhere that seek to turn this nation into a carbon copy of the 3rd world HOLE that they came from!

As I said, we are ALL in the fight OF our lives, and FOR our lives. We must fight together America, fight together and WIN. If we don’t WIN, if we don’t return this nation to solid Conservative values, and I mean SOON, there won’t be an America around in the VERY near future!


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If spending is swift, oversight may suffer

February 9th, 2009 . by TexasFred

If spending is swift, oversight may suffer

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s economic stimulus plan could end up wasting billions of dollars by attempting to spend money faster than an overburdened government acquisition system can manage and oversee it, according to documents and interviews with contracting specialists.

The $827 billion stimulus legislation under debate in Congress includes provisions aimed at ensuring oversight of the massive infusion of contracts, state grants and other measures. At the urging of the administration, those provisions call for transparency, bid competition, and new auditing resources and oversight boards.

But under the terms of the stimulus proposals, a depleted contracting workforce would be asked to spend more money more rapidly than ever before, while also improving competition and oversight. Auditors would be asked to track surges in spending on projects ranging from bridge construction and schools to research of “green” energy and the development of electronic health records — a challenge made more difficult because many contracts would be awarded by state agencies.

The stimulus plan presents a stark choice: The government can spend unprecedented amounts of money quickly in an effort to jump-start the economy or it can move more deliberately to thwart the cost overruns common to federal contracts in recent years.

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I am not one to bite my words and I never bow down to the PC Police, so, as you can guess, this is NOT going to be the time and/or place where I start.

I honestly believe that there are those that are pushing this *stimulus* package so hard and so fast in the hopes that there WILL be some windfall profits to be taken. Obama calls anew for swift action on economy. I am NOT saying that Obama himself is looking to take personal advantage of the *stimulus*, but I am saying that some of his friends and cohorts may very well be and are pushing him in that direction for deliberate reasons.

If my math is correct, the money that is going to be spent on this *stimulus*, an estimated $827B at this point, if that money were to be given to the citizens of the USA, every man, woman and child would receive somewhere close to $2,700 each. Multiply that by a family of 4. I would think that a family with a *stimulus* of $10,800 to spend would do a lot more to help this nation than would giving this money to corporations, the very corporations that got us into this fix to begin with!

I don’t believe the government can spend this nation out of our crisis. I believe that the American people can. That would be my one caveat on the money, if you get the money, you spend the money. Durable goods, vehicles and so forth. Spend it in the American market, spend it to make your American life better, I believe that would stimulate the economy at least as much, if not more, than all these corporate bailouts put together.

Oversight is going to suffer regardless of this *stimulus* happening now or later. Crooks are already licking their lips in anticipation of their imminent feeding frenzy. And for the record, the crooks I refer to aren’t wearing a mask and carrying a gun, they are wearing expensive business suits and have the title President, CEO, COO, VP and so forth. Place the money in the hands of the people and NOT in the hands of those crooks and this could go a lot better.


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Bailed-out Wells Fargo plans Vegas casino junkets

February 3rd, 2009 . by TexasFred

Bailed-out Wells Fargo plans Vegas casino junkets

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wells Fargo & Co., which received $25 billion in taxpayer bailout money, is planning a series of corporate junkets to Las Vegas casinos this month.

Wells Fargo, once among the nation’s top writers of subprime mortgages, has booked 12 nights at the Wynn Las Vegas and its sister hotel, the Encore Las Vegas beginning Friday, said Wynn spokeswoman Michelle Loosbrock. The hotels will host the annual conference for company’s top mortgage officers.

The conference is a Wells Fargo tradition. Previous years have included all-expense-paid helicopter rides, wine tasting, horseback riding in Puerto Rico and a private Jimmy Buffett concert in the Bahamas for more than 1,000 employees and guests.

“I was amazed with just how lavish it was,” said Debra Rickard, a former Wells Fargo mortgage employee from Colorado who attended the events regularly until she left the company in 2004. “We stayed in top hotels, the entertainment was just unbelievable, and there were awards—you got plaques or trophies.”

While the nation’s recession has led other banks, such as Bank of America, to cancel employee recognition outings, Wells Fargo has not.

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Of course Wells Fargo isn’t cancelling anything, they are NOT spending their money, they are spending OUR money, TAX PAYER money! I don’t have one penny of ‘personal‘ money in a Wells Fargo bank, maybe it’s none of MY business how they run their business, but I am of the opinion that anyone that DOES have money in a Wells Fargo bank should immediately withdraw ALL of their funds, checking, savings, whatever they may have.

Is that a radical opinion from me?? Maybe. Is it a call to commence a RUN on Wells Fargo?? Possibly. It is MY opinion, and if others share that opinion, and if others seek to hold Wells Fargo’s feet to the fire, this would be one hell of a great way to get it done.

These guys have taken $25 billion in taxpayer bailout money, isn’t a junket to Vegas as unscrupulous an act on their part as was the purchase of a multi-million dollar corporate jet by Citi recently?? Citi having been a just bailed out business concern?

NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc (C.N), which has received $45 billion of capital from the U.S. government, is going through with plans to buy a $50 million jet but a U.S. senator called the deal absurd and wants the Obama administration to block it.

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Stop these ridiculous bailouts and stimulus packages to companies that only turn around and squander even MORE money, money that is NOT their own. There has got to be some serious accountability is all fiscal affairs of the USA, and if the government of this USA isn’t held accountable, if they insist on placing known TAX CHEATS in positions of power, they are NOT exercising ANY responsibility, fiscal or otherwise. The only thing our government is doing at this point in time is throwing MORE of OUR good money after the bad that has already been squandered, misspent, mismanaged and stolen.

If you are a Citi or Wells Fargo customer, let your conscience be your guide. I hope you make the RIGHT choice!


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