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Understanding The Debt Limit:

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Stop spending; there will be a cash-flow lag before spending cuts will help to reduce the current obligations. However, it has to be now or never!

Increasing tax revenues will slow this already sluggish economy.

 

Go Ahead Raise My Taxes!

 

 

 

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July 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

After The Election Conservatives Will Gain Some Control: Food For Thought (Video)

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By Bill Hurst, Let’s take a look at were we stand in this great nation of ours. All great societies (nations of the world) started as protecting individual freedoms, and free enterprise. The fall of the Roman Empire and the Grecian Empire culminated with the burdensome demands of a socialistic and degenerate society…

Republicans, Democrats

A ‘republican’ (a member of what Americans call the Republican Party) favors a form of government referred to as a republic in which elected officials represent the people in governing the nation. It is the most orderly form of government. ‘Republicanism’ also means ‘self government’. American Republicans also are known as conservatives,are on the political ‘right’ and support  the free-market or capitalist economic platform.

A ‘democrat’ (a member of what Americans call the Democrat party) favors a form of government referred to as a democracy in which every member of the population could potentially be involved in voting on every decision that the government makes. This pure form of democracy works in private meetings and small towns, but otherwise is only theoretically possible, and is chaotic compared to the republican way. The word ‘chaos’ is important because it represents the liberal approach to social structure as opposed to Republicans’ sense of order. Democrats also are known as liberals, leftists or socialists and ally themselves with a welfare-state or government-command economic platform.

But there are so-called elections, mock democracies and phony representative governments even under dictatorships. The only meaningful result of any form of government is liberty, and the freedom to live your life without interference from your own government. The achievement and maintenance of liberty is an ‘active’ endeavor undertaken by virtuous and disciplined people living in an ordered reality. Weak, passive and pacifist people are easily subjected to despotism. And in the history of the United States, the longest-lived example of liberty and prosperity in the history of the world, we see the triumph of a capitalist republican culture that is a model for freedom-lovers everywhere.

America is a constitutional republic, not a democracy.

Republicans and conservative capitalists favor a small government and low taxes to promote individual initiative and self-reliance so that citizens can provide for themselves. People who vote Republican statistically are better educated, more technologically adept, have closer, happier and bigger families, are more ambitious, and are more prosperous than those who vote otherwise. Thus they do not want or need the government to tell them how to live. The Republican party fares best among the self-reliant people in suburban, small-town and rural America on whose intelligence and discipline our nation – and the world economy – has been built.

The core of conservative ideology is individualism, which the competent, disciplined person is capable of caring for himself or herself, and for the lives of their families. The family itself represents individualism because it is the smallest, most natural and strongest unit of society above the lone person. Conservative individualism is a positive trait deeming that people will work to be self-reliant and positive in outlook; will depend on nobody else; and will contribute to the community through those traits, not expecting anything from the community.

Working together with the concept of individualism is the free-market capitalist economic system of risks and rewards, which says that those who take the risks are eligible for the rewards And while a static, theoretical analysis – on which all socialist theory is based – would consider that a risk/reward system would produce an equal number of winners and losers, history has shown that risk/reward capitalist systems produce high levels of economic growth while risk-less socialist/communist always systems shrink and die, and ultimately provide opportunity for none.

Conservative Republicans believe in everything that America’s Founding Fathers desired – free-market capitalism, individual initiative and reward, private property rights, a moral and religious populace, majority rule, and a rejection of the welfare state and wealth redistribution. And the American Revolution originally was fought in order to free us from unreasonable taxation.

Socialism, however, is an urban and academic phenomenon that seeks higher taxation, and favors the idea that people rely not on themselves but on government for the necessities of life. This is part of the contrary socialist mindset: To disagree with the principles of rational individualist capitalism. Every tenet of socialism is diametrically opposed to the wishes of the Founders of our nation.

One of the core premises of socialism is utterly false, that all people have roughly equal abilities and that it is thus the duty of the government to distribute wealth equally and to ‘level out’ the ‘playing field’ of life so that everyone gets their equal opportunity. Socialism actually is a system in which risk is eliminated by government. But socialism historically has created suffering by failing to account for human nature, by forcing people into theoretical economic systems concocted and operated by urban and academic intellectuals, systems that deprive productive people of the fruits of their labors, and of the natural incentive of simple economic reward.

Socialism represents the institutionalization of mediocrity and conformity. It stifles individual creativity in favor of collectivism and consensus thinking, and thus socialist societies never have and never will produce great art, architecture, literature, philosophy, technology etc.

There is no objective truth in socialism, no ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. For socialists, opinion is everything, and this is why their ideology is prevalent on college campuses, where opinion is all, and thus all opinions are considered valid. This is one of most crucial ways in which leftist socialism works to refute a central principle of rational conservatism which says that there is right and wrong, and that universal truths exist.

Socialism forever is proclaiming itself to be mankind’s savior and a friend of ‘the little guy’ but in fact it is capitalism that repeatedly has turned out that way because capitalism is the only system that creates wealth. Even the anti-capitalist United Nations in its 2002 Human Development Report stated that world poverty fell 20% between 1990 and 1999, an era when aggressive globalization (free-trade capitalism) was spreading at a pace unequaled in the entire 20th century. Poverty fell most markedly in India and China where, respectively, radical socialist and outright communist governments had controlled and smothered the economies for decades.

Socialism creates no wealth; it consumes, dissipates and destroys wealth. It is anti-business. It is a system of government control that only redistributes existing wealth. In fact, every time wealth is created, there is a leftist to complain – environmentalists complain about the pollution; college professors complain about the profit you’ve made; union activists complain about the wages paid. In other words, the focus is on the negative.

Since it creates no wealth, the heart of socialism is the appropriation of wealth through taxation, patronage and cronyism. Since their system creates no wealth, socialists are infinitely more obsessed with wealth than capitalists. And since socialism creates no wealth while its mission is to redistribute wealth, socialism is by nature paradoxical. This is why socialism always produces the opposite result of its stated ideals.

It is crucial to remember always that socialists are interested in helping “the poor” or “the environment” only to the extent that the systems they set up first transfer wealth and power to the socialist élite itself and to its unproductive allies (i.e., government bureaucrats, trial lawyers, environmental organizations and activists etc.) who work to keep the élite in power. This all happens while consuming wealth, not producing it.

Since it creates no wealth, the life force in socialism comes from controlling the lives of other people. Therefore political power is everything to the socialist. That is why they devote their lives to building political machines and winning elections by any means possible, because that is the only way that the socialist can feel that he is contributing to society, by influencing that society through legislation, patronage and bureaucracy.

And this is why the economically declining states in the Northern Tier of the United States from Michigan to Maine increasingly are Democrat. As productive people (conservatives, Republicans) leave for greener pastures in the South and West, Democrats stay behind to keep the bureaucratic government jobs that they are made for, to lord over a weaker and poorer population, without challenge.

And since they create nothing, socialists must take control of as many institutions as possible, once the hard work of building those institutions (corporations, the media, the universities, the arts, the nonpartisan judiciary, churches, foundations) has been completed. One example: Atheist, pro-abortion feminist Patricia Ireland was hired in 2003 as CEO of the Young Women’s Christian Association, an organization started during the Civil War and built on years of good deeds by caring Christian women. Ireland formerly was president of the National Organization for Women. (She was fired on October 20, 2003 after her leadership was deemed inappropriate in light of YWCA history.)

This is how socialists work – one person at a time, they insinuate themselves into healthy, conservative institutions that represent discipline and order. Once like-minded people within those institutions reach a numerical tipping point, socialists begin to dictate those institutions’ policies. Even traditional purely democratic institutions like Vermont’s old-fashioned annual town meetings began to be taken over as far back as the late 1960s by leftists who had moved into the state, primarily from New York City. They turned meetings that once focused in true democratic fashion on local issues like road repairs and town budgets into one-sided harangues over nuclear power, US foreign policy, military spending and all the other favored issues.

Individualism is a bad word to liberals. Yet they preach another type of individualism which is the polar opposite of that espoused by conservatives. It is a feminine self-centeredness or an insecure narcissism, where the person considers himself or herself to be the most important entity in the world exclusive of others and of the community at large, and focuses only on how the world can cater to his or her needs, pleasures, emotions, weaknesses and phobias. This creates an uncertain and dependent society that can be catered to by a centralized élite that manifests these same attributes.

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A Vote For Minnick Is Like Giving Him A Cookie! (Video)

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By Bill Hurst, Minnick claims to be a fiscal conservative! He is dead Wrong!

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View These Articles See Why Minnick Is Not A Fiscal Conservative!

The Financial Stability Act:Huge Government Take Over! (Video)

Minnick Wrong On His Own Voting Record! (video)


Minnick Hyper-Critical Of Congressional Spending On Perks: Then Spends More Than His Counterparts (Video)

Minnick Support Of Failed Stimulus Bills (Video)

Minnick-Democrats F In Economics: Edujobs Stimulus Fix Blows-up In Their Faces (Video)

Minnick does not want to repeal ObamaCare.


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Will The Real Walt Minnick Stand Up! (video)

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By Bill Hurst, Voters In Idaho’s 1st Congressional District are Asking: Who and What is Walt Minnick?

Minnick, while posing as a conservative, with his campaign staff have set about to misrepresent his ideology to those he is supposed to represent. His “merry” band of liberals from Idaho and the DNC portray him as a “conservative maverick” in the Democrat Party.  This is simply absurd given that Minnick scored a dismal 44% from the  American Conservative Union, despite his much touted opposition to Obama’s big agenda items.  Any congressman from Idaho should score nothing less than 90% to 100% conservative.

Minnick is ultra-liberal when voting on social issues. Minnick voted to keep government-funded abortion provision in ObamaCare, received $5,000 in lobbying funds from Planned Parenthood in 2008 and Representative Minnick supported the interests of NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2009 Video Minnick & Abortion.  Minnick has voted for legislation that has added billions of dollars to the national debt and more government regulations.

Minnick Posing As A Conservative:Votes For The Liberals

If you have conservative values; how can you trust Walt Minnick? If you stand for the truth; how can you trust Minnick? Minnick has not done or said anything that can be classified as creditable or believable in his campaign.  Even the Idaho Democrats can’t figure him out! This would give him a trust factor of zero with the voters of  Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Among the various human factors are relied upon making a decision in an uncertain environment, risk and trust are surely crucial ones. In summing these together; are you willing to risk your vote and future on someone whose trust factor is in a questionable state?

Minnick Misleading: Backed Up By Liberals Responding

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The Walt Minnick You Don’t Know

In the glossy version, Walt worked in the Nixon White House on drug policy and he did—with a budget that, under his watch, ballooned to over 13 times what it was when he began. But even though he requested and received a letter from the Watergate Special Prosecutor confirming he was never a target of the investigation, multiple sources place Minnick, at least temporarily, in the Special Investigations Unit. Known as the “Plumbers,” this brainchild of Nixon was tasked with preventing leaks of classified information and carrying out covert operations against his political enemies. Led by Minnick’s boss, Egil Krogh, who would eventually plead guilty and spend time in prison, the Plumbers were the nucleus of illegal activity that would ultimately lead to the downfall of the administration.
In the postcard version, Walt “resigned in protest” after the Saturday Night Massacre (when Nixon fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox). It’s not clear when Minnick actually decided to resign, let alone whether he “resigned in protest,” but if he was protesting, it wasn’t very loudly. He stuck around for at least three months after that October Saturday of 1973. The truth doesn’t fit as nicely on an airbrushed postcard but to understand Walt Minnick’s grainy past you have to start at the beginning.

Club for Truth accused Minnick of being soft on illegal immigration, his spokesman responded:

“Walt’s position on immigration has been consistent from the beginning, and it’s that we need to secure the borders, send troops to the borders if necessary. Everyone who’s failed a background check needs to be deported immediately, the remainder needs to pay a fine and move to the back of the line for legal immigration”

This position mirrors President Obama’s current stance that if you are here illegally, you don’t need to be deported as long as you pass a background check and pay a fine. After doing this, you will receive one form of amnesty or another. This is the progressive stance on illegal immigration.

Minnick has compared the border fence being built along the Southern Border to the Berlin Wall. He also called for a path to normalization for illegal immigrants which is basically amnesty.

Minnick Wrong On His Own Voting Record! (video)

From: The Mountain Goat Reporter, The Walt Minnick You Don’t Know:

Like anyone would, there are things in Walt Minnick’s past that he frequently highlights, things he would rather forget and things he just doesn’t talk about. Depending on the audience, those things vary. However, some of those things he highlights have been distorted or are downright false and most of what you think you know about Walt Minnick, you don’t. Somewhere beneath Walt’s glossy, airbrushed, postcard version of the past is the grainy, less glamorous, washed-out truth.

In the airbrushed version, Walt spent two years in the Army and even, as his campaign Facebook page reads, “serving his country in Vietnam.” This assertion is repeated in other biographies, including the executive search site “Boardroom Insiders” and The Committee for a Liveable Future (LivPAC), the political action committee founded by Congressman Earl Blumenaur (D-OR). Actually a young Walter Minnick was desperately looking for a way to avoid the draft, and did so successfully. While scores of men his age, most with less means, spent their tours of duty in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Walt spent his time as an analyst in the Pentagon, with at least the last six months of his two-year obligation spent in the White House.

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Minnick said two years ago he knew how to create jobs!

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Fast forward Minnick was asked “Where are the Jobs Congressman?” he would not  answer:

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More on Minnick’s Won’t Say or No Comment Strategy:

Minnick Won’t Say!


What Others Are Saying About Minnick’s & Dems Attach Ads: Possible Motives Behind Them (Video)


Who Minnick Supports


Minnick Was For A Middle Class Tax Increase Before He Was Against it- KIDO


A Video Response to Walt Minnick’s  First Ad


Walt Minnick: Political Opportunist Extraordinaire and the Tale of Two Homes


Walt Minnick Among Democratic Candidates Who Misled Voters in Campaing Ads Over Wall Street Bailout (Via Factcheck.org)


Contestant One Two Or Three Could Be He!

Could He Be The Man Behind The Mask?

The Democrats Think He Is This Contestant!

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Leno Takes A Stab At Keynesian Economics

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Keynesian economics ( Keynesian Economics Defined (video) ) has failed the country in thirties during the “Great Depression” and is worsening the current fragile economy, that the country is experiencing at this present time.  This liberal administration, with Minnick’s votes, are either going to keep raising the national debt by borrowing and eventually will have to raise taxes to pay down the debt. Don’t be fooled, this is why the Democrats are bringing back the so-called “Death Tax” or the Estate Tax at the highest rates. This tax is “invisible”  to the average taxpayer. Taxpayers are not  involved with tax on an annual basis however, this tax brings in billions to the U.S. Treasury.  Those tax rates will have consequences even a medium-sized farming operations or a small businesses. This will put a heavy tax burden (which is due, in cash, within 9 months of death) on the owner’s, families and business associates. More on Minnick’s hand in the economic decline at: Minnick-Democrats F In Economics: Edujobs Stimulus Fix Blows-up In Their Faces (Video)

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Minnick Voted To Bring Back The Estate Tax At High Rates

Minnick Supported Obama & Pelosi:Gingrich Explains Why Democrats Are Dodging (Video)

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By Bill Hurst, Can you really trust Walt Minnick, to represent your conservative values, and hopes for a better business climate?

The vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House on the Democrat side, it appeared that Pelosi would lose. She was able to hold the vote open and began calling in her markers to pull her over the top.

It was found that Idaho’s own Walt Minnick was among those who owed favors to Nancy Pelosi. Minnick caved-in like a house of cards and voted for Pelosi during the Democrat caucus and voted for Pelosi in the final against Republican front-runner John Boehner, that vote was 255 Pelosi to 174 Boehner.

Minnick has frequently and intentionally casts votes to deceive  his conservative voting constituency. Those votes are called “throw-away” votes that were not needed at that time to push forward the liberal agenda of Pelosi, Reid, Hoyer, Obama, just to name a few of Minnick’s friends in Washington D.C.  Casting a “nay” vote on the high-profile liberal-socialist legislation, would give vulnerable so-called “Blue dog” Democrats like Minnick a false appearance of being “conservative” for the folks back home.

As I have previously stated, this is simply absurd given that Minnick scored a dismal 44% from the American Conservative Union, despite his much touted opposition to Obama’s big agenda items.  Any congressman from Idaho should score nothing less than 100% conservative.

In summery, how many “markers” does Walt Minnick have floating around out there in the world of liberal politics? How many quid pro quo deals does he have with the Unions, lobbyist, and liberal-socialist groups, Idaho’s stealth liberal hangs out with?  I guess then the main questions Idaho’s 1st Congressional voters have to ask themselves; does Walt Minnick really have my conservative values? Can Walt Minnick effectively represent my hopes and dreams for the future?

What Has Walt Minnick Done, While Posing As A Conservative, NOT Much, But Here Are a Few Things To Consider:

Pelosi organized a fundraiser event for Minnick, used her mansion in San Fransisco as the venue.

Where Have All The Liberals Gone…It’s Election Time! (Video)

Minnick Shows His Progressive Colors… By John Anderson, Tea Party Boise, Inc.Minnick Voted For “The Financial Stability Act”…Huge Government Take Over

Minnick Voted For “The Financial Stability Act”…Huge Government Take OverMinnick Vague On Answers To Tough Questions

Minnick Wrong On His Own Voting Record! (video)

Minnick Vague On Answers To Tough Questions

Minnick Won’t Even Say He’s A Democrat!

Minnick Support Of Failed Stimulus Bills

Gingrich Explains Why Democrats Are Running For Cover

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Democrats Fleeing Obama,

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Minnick Endorsed Obama Early On
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Idahoans and our out-of-state friends the Grass Roots Campaign Of Raul Labrador is working hard to defeat Idaho’s Liberal, posing as a conservative.

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The Forgotten Man – Jon McNaughton (video)

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Must See Video!

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Other Interesting Articles and Videos:

Pelosi’s Power Over So Called “Blue Dog” Democrats:Predicts Dems To Retain Control (video)

What Others Are Saying About Minnick’s & Dems Attach Ads: Possible Motives Behind Them (Video)

Idaho’s Minnick Supported Obama & Pelosi:Gingrich Explains Why Democrats Are Dodging (Video)

Raul Labrador Has A Clear & Precise Stance On Immigration (video) « The “Troublesome” Conservative

The Choice Is Clear Who The Real Conservative Is, November is when we need to make a move on Washington D.C., and Elect the True Conservative Raul Labrador!

Idahoans and our out-of-state friends the Grass Roots Campaign Of Raul Labrador is working hard to defeat Idaho’s Liberal, posing as a conservative.

The campaign can use your financial help Please Donate Today!

Let’s Take Back Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, and VOTE For A Real Conservative Raul Labrador.

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