"The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge." ~TNIV

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Yes- The Government Gives Free Phone and Cell Phones to Entitlement (Welfare) Recipients

There's a big hew-rah-rah on FB about the free phone program for those on entitlement (welfare.) It is a real program, but it is not a new program.

Peeps, we've got to educate ourselves and stop saying things that make us appear ignorant. We cannot settle for complacency to appease our laziness and keep from being involved as well as uneducated. We, Christians, are not called to stick our heads in the dirt or carry a government banner, but we are called to carry God's banner of righteousness (not self-rightness)... but truly- how can it be righteous to allow ones self the failed and vain luxury of ignorance. You're not a Christian? Well, you still have a responsibility to your families and your fellowman to follow after what is right for the sake of the future.

Discussing the Federal free phone program (Lifeline Assistance and Lifeline Link-Up) the editor from NewMediaJournal.com sates:
" 'Editor's Note: We would like to see the citation to the Bill of Rights that denotes the right to "peace of mind." We know that the inalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are enshrined, but we haven't seen anything about cellphones. This is a perfect example of how the federal government wastes money under the guise of "helping the poor.' "

Just to clarify...the actual phone program was launched under Clinton and remained intact under Bush because the Democrats would NOT budge to have it repealed. Since our current president took office this program has bloated to an unprecedented size; as have all other welfare entitlements.

It’s another extremely sad commentary of our times.

If you are an unbeliever-- go read it for yourself; here are some links to save you a little time:

A Socialists’ twist on the continuance of the program? Here you go: http://www.freegovernmentcellphones.net/faq/obama-phone

Become part of the solution in helping America to return to her greatness once again! Vote to reform our government by limiting its power, reducing our national debt, giving states back their Constitutional power, limiting political terms in office, removing politicians' lifetime benefits, and maintaining a free market economy.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Speechless - NO WAY!

Ok. So y'all know me by now. A friend shared this video link with me via Facebook and I HAD to...I was compelled to respond to the video-- not my friend :). So here is my reply to what I have entitled--> What's really at the heart the socialist democrat.movement? Watch, listen, and learn!

I can see why Maxine Waters is speechless (she has no 'right' answer)..., but I am not speechless! THIS--- this is NOT the kind of government our ancestors imagined when they fled socialist-theocratic-monarchy forms of government- NO WAY!

Let’s get this straight and keep it straight—AMERICA fought and won its independence during the Revolutionary War to be FREE from the form of government that the socialist are attempting to re-shackle Americans into again!

Millions of Americans are making it clear they will neither fade into the night nor go down peacefully with the ship; they are not in agreement with a government bent on stripping away our freedoms. We are not about taking from the rich and redistributing anything-- if you want something go after your dream, do not steal what you did not earn or pour your financial investment into. 

A government cannot run a free market better than the citizens of its country...just look at Greece, Syria, Egypt, the former Soviet bloc, Indonesia, Nigeria… just to name a few of many countries who have mistakenly gone down that well beaten path.

Still a non-believer that governments can't operate business efficiently and effectively? I am not making this up-- use the governments own information. Look at the numbers for yourself at http://www.bls.gov/ or http://www.bea.gov/ and then balance it out with a bit of reality from http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/. We're spending nearly as much on welfare as on the entire budget for national defense! The U.S. government is trying to be a business and it is an utter failure. 

Our government is larger than at any other time in history yet it is the most unproductive and the most expensive! When is the last time you went into a federally run office? The service is horrid, attitudes pretty much stink, and only the employees are considered worthy of any true value or worth...they are the only incentive they get. Government employees, unlike employees in the free market place, get no incentives...promotions are not incentives in the dog-eat-dog world of government career growth.

Do you know how many federal agencies there even are? There are approximately 479! Still don't believe it? Go count them for yourself at http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml-- but be prepared. There are so many that they are listed A-Z and only one letter loads up at a time! In addition, this does not include any of the hundreds and hundreds of small agencies that subsist under these agencies. 

Not including the U.S. Post Office or those enlisted in military service, there are just under 2 M federal employees! TWO MILLION civil employees! The best thing the government is doing is employing people while providing worse and worse service and/or service related products. What's worse? Most federal employees make ridiculous salaries, have equally ridiculous benefits, and pensions.

Me, stay silent? NO WAY!