Comatose Pennsylvania Voters

Tom WolfeTom Corbett

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We now have two contenders for the Governorship of Pennsylvania, Wolfe and Corbett, Democrat and Republican.  The question is not who will be the best leader, but who is less capable of the two questionable choices.

Let’s start with the Mr. Wolfe.  He vows to tax the companies before fracking occurs and using the tax money for education, road projects, bridge repair, etc.  Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is the known as “detour, road under construction” state.  Gasoline taxes are supposed to take care of that problem.

He also wants to add funds for education, and that my friends, is nothing but a pipe dream.  Look up the statistics to see if Pennsylvania rates in the top 10% of student education in the US.  It doesn’t even come close.  The taxpayers are throwing money down the crapper trying to fund education while the unions are protecting the educators that are not doing their best.  California has the right idea of terminating tenure and firing teachers that are not capable of producing results.

There is not enough of the three R’s and Science, and they concentrate on social problems that cannot be resolved.  The Federal Government is partially to blame for all this chaos.  There is a plethora of systemic educational problems across Pennsylvania, and I do not want to discuss them in this forum.

Concerning the fracking companies, Wolfe is trying to convince the voters about the ridiculous idea of taxing them. Why not make the companies pay an excessive tax.  It will bring more money into the Pennsylvania coffers to spend on fruitless endeavors.  What a joke.  The voters must be in a coma to believe that it will be as he says.  Put a tax on the companies and the companies will only raise the rates and pass the tax onto the voters.  Just what we need, more high pricing and the voters will have additional expenses toward their bills.

Many voters who don’t understand the way government works, hence, are in a coma.  No matter what the politician promises, he is only a third of the government.  The House and Senate must also agree to that promise, else bye, bye promise.  You cannot tax a state into prosperity.

The government mandated to help the people of its state by making sure businesses are able to prosper to create jobs that are lacking.  If you create jobs, you eliminate dependency on other people and agencies.  If the government regulates the business into oblivion, jobs are lost and it creates dependency.  Do you realize that there are signs in New York that say go to Pennsylvania because it is the easiest state to get welfare.  I guess the voters want to support more out-of-state people to suckle on our taxes.

If you uneducated voters do not recognize the problems and continue to accept the futility of these progressive ideals, then you will be in dire need of help yourself one day.  Look at what Obama has created to hurt our country.  That is the same issue when it comes to not resolving our economic problems.

Governor Corbett has taken a page out of the Democratic playbook, and he is thinking of taxing the fracking companies too.  We may be in trouble now unless the congress can see through this absurdity.  Making our gasoline more expensive has put a burden on all of us.  It is unbelievable that since I was born the price of gas has gone up from 29 cents a gallon to almost $4.00 a gallon.  Much of the gasoline prices are stacked with tax upon tax.

There are too many fringe groups hurting the economy by fighting against the development of energy independence.  We can control the environmental problems even after we become independent.  Many of you are too young to remember the prediction of Carl Sagan, noted scientist, who said that if the oil wells in Kuwait are set on fire by Saddam Hussein’s forces that invaded Kuwait, there would an atmospheric dilemma causing a nuclear winter and create environmental problems.  The oil well fires were extinguished it didn’t cause environmental issues as he later recanted that concern.  I guess even a famous scientist can be wrong.

Our state government is in turmoil.  The voters better come out of their coma or zombie state, learn what is best for Pennsylvania, and not rely on more expenditures.  Other states have gone from a deficit of billions of dollars to billions in the black.  Perhaps our next governor should benchmark those states, and meet with that administration to see how it is done.

All you comatose voters get in line and educate yourselves.  Don’t vote blindly or on supposition, but vote for the best possible concern for your needs and survival in Pennsylvania’s economic future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screwing Capitalism

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Here we go again.  Another executive order, wrongly justified, by our king Obama, is waiting for his signature.  He wants to give all salaried workers overtime pay.  This is another kick in the ass to our capitalistic economy.  It will hurt not only businesses but also the employee.

The obvious destruction of business practices are goals that the Obama administration has constantly pursued with good intentions, but has repeatedly screwed the economy.  Every one of his initiatives has failed and he doesn’t take the blame for his failures, he just blames everyone and everything else.  His flawed ego and his cerebral synaptic neurotransmitters must have crossed over to that place called, “Never Never Land”.

This is another assassination of a freedom of choice.  Obama doesn’t realize salaried employees hired have a guarantee of a consistent pay scale for their work effort, something that any true mentor of business knows from experience.  I’m sure that any overtime by an employee is a decision made by the employee knowing that he/she took the job with the knowledge that time is always a factor and a choice.  A salaried employee can quit and look for a more satisfying job if he feels overtime is not their cup of tea.  An employee on the clock can have hours cut if the employer deems necessary resulting in a lower take home pay.

The most obvious problem is who will set the proposed percentage scale for salaries.  If hourly employees get time and a half and double time for their efforts after forty hours of work, would you trust the government to set the pay scale after the Obamacare ignominy?  This would be another idiotic structure failure for businesses.

Obama is now risking salaried employees of their status quo to become potential hourly paid employees.  Now the employers will be able to cut their hours and not pay the overtime all because of Obama’s tyrannical edicts.  Businesses will hire more temporary employees or part time workers to save money and insurance costs.  Does this make any logical sense?

Congress better get off their duffs and do something to stop this barrage of destroying the American Dream.

Mr. Obama has lowered the standards of our military both, land and sea, he had given away our rights to missile defense systems, put us in a national debt to a point of no return, and on top of all this he is giving away our right to the functioning of our Internet control.  He is turning this nation into a third world country and our nation’s strong leadership in this world is turning us into a global circus.

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This administrative fiasco is like putting a juggler in a leadership position of aerospace engineering, with no experience whatsoever.  I haven’t seen this much ineptness since Jimmy Carter screwed up the Iranian hostage rescue when we lost helicopter troops during the ordeal.  It took a conservative Ronald Reagan to fix it.  President Reagan stopped the cold and was the catalyst that brought down the Berlin Wall.  He created his Star Wars Defense Initiative and it was the core defensive asset in the deterrence of global nuclear destruction.

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It is the obligation of all of us to look at the obvious impending downfall of America.  Stop this progressive surge on our future existence by listening to those of us who believe in our economic survival.  If you want to protest something, protest those progressive professors who spew the same destructive rhetoric that is influencing our educational facilities.  If you continue to listen to those who demean conservatism and the love of all citizens to be productive for the survival of the family values, you will find yourself under the power of those who will eventually place you into government servitude and your Constitutional rights obliterated.  We must repair all the mistakes that have happened so far.  Otherwise, we will pay for it with our lives along with our future heirs.

Abolishing the EPA

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There are many who support the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).  But, there are many more folks, who oppose the near “tyrannical” rules enacted by the federal government.  And, it hurts the American landowner, businessman, and consumer.  It is nothing but a “hotbed” (excuse the pun) of climate change presumptive fanatics, and the representative induced survival and anti-extinction of all species known to man.

I realize my opening has a derogative message of statement, but you cannot dissociate the facts of their regulatory obsessions.

In 1990, the EPA prevented loggers and other businesses and closed certain land areas because of the Northern Spotted Owl.  They said the owls are extremely important for its habitat and survival.  So what did the EPA do?  They turned to an EPA computer modeling team and tried to answer that question by simulating spotted owl population dynamics.  Here we go again, more computer simulations that have no merit on any future dynamics.  Those spotted owls were located in many areas of the northwest, and they “computed” the solution to avoid extinction.  The government began a program to kill Barred Owls to save the declining Spotted Owl, spending 3.6 million dollars for the program to assassinate the Barred Owls.  What a government expense.  Where were the PETA people or the animal lovers protesting that ridiculous act?  Species always adapt to environment and climate changes, no matter how small or large.  If you don’t believe me, ask your local mutated Swine Flu Virus.

A landowner, who wanted to develop his land, was repudiated.  The EPI demanded.  It was an area, where a certain species of frog needs its specific environment to survive.  And so, the power of the EPA emasculated the owner and it professed its power of species over private ownership.  The fact is, that particular species of frog is not and never was anywhere close to that area of land.  So the EPA used its tyrannical power to stop a private landowner his right to make his land into a capital gain for his future financial stability.  A fantasy the EPA created for the support of some fanatics who hate capitalism.

Richard Nixon initiated the EPA in 1970, an executive order, as a reasonable protection agency.  Contrary to our present president’s actions, Nixon had it ratified by committee hearings by both houses.  Congress approved the presidential appointment of the agency administrator.  The EPA is not a Cabinet department but the administrator received cabinet rank.

With the agency’s 17,000 employees and contract hires, much of their resources are scientists and engineers.  My question is who are the “environmental protection specialists” that meander within the agency?  Are they a viable asset?  Or are they the enigmatic enforcers, who wield the power to create the havoc for citizens within the US?

I realize that the agency was designed to be a caretaker for our environment.  Over the years the agency went from a responsible level to a level of protective supremacy and pressuring Congress to enact many laws that are truly way beyond the point of sanity.  They urge government to pass laws that are so impossible to achieve that it hurts the consumer.  The potential goals of the law will never be met.  A prime example is the new filtering requirement at the coalmines that are feasibly financially devastating and kills the economic structure of the coal miners who lost their jobs.  It is killing the coal industry today.

But the president wants to replace it with “green energy” that has not become an alternative or a viable source in our present time.  Killing today’s coal market by wanting a substitute energy source is a maniacal rage that does not have a promising future, as we know it today.  Substituting a present source of energy for a dream is a demonstrative failure of this administration and the EPA.  Obama’s oration of destroying the coal mining business, and he surely has, achieved this promise for his “glowing” record of accomplishments.

I think it is time for us to have Congress review some of the impact laws to restructure some of the laws that were “intended to protect” the environment.  It obviously has not; as the dreamers of the Global Warming faction are continuing to think the earth is in peril.

In the 1970’s, I experienced the hype of Global Cooling affecting our future existence.  Forty years later I’m still waiting for blistering surges of ice and snow encompassing Florida.  In the 1980’s and 1990’s, the doomsday belief initiated concern for the hole in the Ozone layer.  Protesters, convinced by scientists, petitioned the government to enact laws to prevent using CFCs, air conditioner coolants, spray cans, factory exhaust, etc. for the sake of our survival.

Later we faced an imperative solution to stop eating beef and reduce milking cows because of their continuous source of flatulence affecting the Ozone [between the rest of the animals and humans on this earth, maybe we must face extermination as well to prevent the same].  This organization tried to influence our eating behavior.  The government has added regulations that cost the consumer much more for products for a reason that did not do us harm.  The Ozone Layer closed all by itself and “earth” (oh, my hero) saved our beef and milk industry even though the group is still trying to convince us it’s bad for our health.

I’m paraphrasing a portion of a nationally printed news article, “Scientists are in a quandary about today’s Global Warming.  It has reached a constant stage level and has nearly stopped.  Previous decisions on Warming caused a global scare and now speculate the validity of this global pandemonium.  Scientists cannot fathom where excess heat is being absorbed”.

I am not a scientist, but I do have common sense.  And I have worked on statistics in component and aerospace engineering.  Specific climatic data is limited or unknown for centuries.  Scientists decided to create computerized simulation probabilities and “guess” future problems.  Results and judgments are not and were not gospel.

Earth’s resilience shall always rebound and correct its problems.  We cannot control behavior of the entire planet.  What we limit by law in the U.S. will not be limited elsewhere.  The onus is isolated to our country by fanatics and it’s a circle marked with futility.  We cannot sacrifice our standards of freedom while organizations are continuously trying to be masters of our lives.  I, for one, have my fill of it.  We can all be concerned to a degree and that’s perfectly okay.

I am too old to be worried about my future existence, but our young have not lived long enough to experience what our generation has in the last century.  Hopefully, they won’t be so gullible.

We are all concerned with the government and our healthcare.  Additionally, we have to be concerned about environmental global warming.  Both agendas are a financially, economically, and environmentally devastating to our ways of life.  Let’s all stop this fiasco concerning the government’s agendas of power grabbing.