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SO KNOWITALL, HOW WOULD YOU FIX IT?

When you ask a politician how he would fix a problem, this is the answer you will get - using a hypothetical question:  *

Reporter: Mr. O'Banion, in light of the recent  success of the Fruit-of-the-Loom Bomber, what will you do to protect air travelers?

O'Banion (looking left): As we all know, the safety of all air travelers is a top concern of this administration. My advisors are concerned, because there is a problem with air passenger safety.

Reporter:  Uh hmm. What will you do to prevent this problem in the future?

O'Banion: Republicans have stepped on the Constitution and trampled individual rights with their wire-tapping, and general disregard for the right of free speech, and this administration will not be a part of it.

Reporter: But, but . . . . 

O'Banion (looking right): This is a matter of grave concern to my staff and the Director of Homeland Security, and as you know, we inherited this mess from the previous administration. This administration has made it clear that it will not tolerate threats to air traveling Americans.

Reporter: So, what measures have you implemented?

O'Banion (looking left again): Implementing measures is what  this administration has endorsed from the very beginning. Implementing is my middle name. Implementing is what we, as guardians of the Constitution are all about. We have always stood for implementing.

*  ANY RESEMBLANCE TO PEOPLE LIVING OR DEAD IS PURELY COINCIDENTAL






Reporter: Mr. O'Banion . . . 

O'Banion: I spoke with one of my campaign workers, Miss , uh , um . . . today who asked me what the Republicans are doing to prevent your implementations from going forward, and I told him that in visiting 57 States, I find that at the end of the day, the American People want us to do something about air travel safety, like . . .  .  implement something . . . . at the end of the day.

Reporter: I give up.

When you ask a politician a question, they never give you a direct answer. Why not? I suspect they are afraid that answering truthfully will not be in their best interest. Or, perhaps, politicians just don't know how to tell the truth. Or like their defense of 'free trade' and capital gains tax cuts, they haven't bothered to know what they are talking about (Four legs good, two legs bad).

As you peruse these web pages, you will notice that not do I understand the issues in depth, but also that I explain the issues, and follow up with what I would do to resolve these issues.

ON THIS PAGE, I WILL SUM UP WHAT JOHN W. SAWYER III WILL DO TO FIX THE PROBLEMS AND MAKE AMERICA NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD, ONCE AGAIN.

EVERY WORD; EVERY GRAPHIC; EVERYTHING ON THESE PAGES WERE DONE BY ME.
SO KNOWITALL, HOW WOULD YOU FIX IT?
March 15, 2010: While I certainly agree with the points brought up at the Conservative C-PAC convention this week in Washington, D.C., and having a good sense of humor, I can chuckle at the jokes, the Republicans better come up some definite programs to fix our ills, rather than immitating progressives by offering nothing but criticism of the opposition.

We know what you are against, what are your solutions, geniuses?

On these pages I give you mine. On this page I sum it up, and If you have better solutions, let me know. If not - shut the Hell up.

As cliched as it may sound, this once- great country of ours has fallen apart, and to fix it it is imperative that people from all walks of life and of every political persuasion lighten up on what makes us different from others, and come together for the common good.

(Here's the cliched part) As President, I shall bring everyone together, and return America to those values that made this country great.

That's it for Manifesto. The devil's in the details. On these pages, I've covered all of the major issues; explained what's wrong with each; and offerred a solution - with ALL THE FACTS. If I have missed any important issue, (e--mail me) and I'll write it up. I know everything. If you disagree with me, (e-mail) YOUR facts and figures (your opinion is NOT a FACT - back it up. If I like your solutions better than mine, your solutions become mine, with your name attached. 

BRING IT.
HOW TO CONDUCT A WAR

In 1969, as he was dying, former President, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower summoned President Nixon's Secretary of State to his hospital bed and admonished him thus: "If you choose to go to war, go to war to win."

While some Presidents, like Reagan in Grenada, have heeded that counsel, others like Bush II and Obama I continue to pursue protracted 'humanitarian' wars of regime change in Iraq and Afghanistan

 
(May 10, 2010)

I.  INSTANT JUMP-STARTING THE ECONOMY
(Let's Get Right to it)

Because we already have blown $1.5 Trillion on stimulus bills that have flat out failed, I shall offer these plans of my own. Had we not gone down that incredibly stupid road, I jwould have cut government spending, and let the great economy heal itself - too late, so here goes.

1. Enact a 2 year moratorium on all taxes on Retirement IRA's. for everyone who is retired. 

Retirees have hundreds of billions of dollars socked away in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA's) that, at present, are drawing almost no interest. Most of these people will be gone  within 10 years. So why don't they take some of that money out and see the owrld, or buy a vacation home, or whatever? Because every dime they withdraw is taxed by the Federal Government. Furthermore, if they withdraw more than they make in Social Security, they also must (thanks to Bill Clinton) pay taxes on their Social Security.

So they withdraw frugally - all the more to be left for someone else to enjoy when they die. You want to jump start the economy? Waive the taxes .

2. Pass Federal Legislation that mandates that all participating banks will re-finance all existing home loans at  an  interest rate of 2%, and the Federal Government will guarantee those loans.  


A. The Federal Government has precedent as it currently guarantees all savings accounts to $250,000.


B. The federal Government already has purchased most home loans  
            through its control of Freddy Mac and Fanny Mae.


C. The bank can charge a fee- say $2,000 -for handling the transaction. 
            Most banks now make the loan then pass it off to someone else anyway.


D. The $2,000 fee would be added to the loan balance.




When the Obama Administration enacted their "mortgage relief" scheme in 2009, they were surprised when so few people took advantage of it. Why were they surprised? Because for all of the fancy Ivy League MBA's and media accolades bestowed on the likes of our financila leaders, like Tim Geithner and Ben Bernacke, these people don't know what the hell they are doing (see "colleges don't produce innovators"). They expected to refinance the term of existing loans to reduce the monthly mortgage payments.

What an ignorant idea ! !. Check out the box above. Increasing the number of years to pay off a loan not only has little effect on the monthly payment 
(A - B = $88.00), but it increases the total amount one pays over the life of the loan - almost $100,000. This is a plan?

Now compare their scheme with my proposal. (A - C = $592.00). That's a reduction in monthly payments of $592.00 ! !  45% LESS ! !

Our economy always has been driven by the Housing Market. Americans have the highest rate of home ownership on the planet; our tax structure is heavily skewed in favor of home ownership vs. renting; new home construction is the second largest employer in the country (behind retail). With the crash in home values, the whole economy has fallen apart. As people lost their jobsk, and couldn't make their monthly mortgage payments, homes went into foreclosure. The value of homes (already overpriced) plunged as more and more homes came on the market. New home sales came to a halt. 

if we enact my idea, people will be able to make their monthly payments; far fewer homes will go into foreclosure; home values will stop falling and actually start rising again (people have to live somewhere); new home construction will begin to rise again; people will be put back to work.

It's simple really - but then I've led a sheltered life. I never was burdened by such disadvantages as an Ivy League Education.



    LOAN AMOUNT          TERMINTEREST    MONTHLY   TOTAL
YEARS   RATE PAYMENTINTEREST

A$200,000    30       7%$1,331.00$297,018.00

B$200,000    40       7%$1,243.00$396,574.00

C$200,000    30       2%$   739.00$  66,126.00

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To Those of   Us  Born  
1925 - 1970  :
  (Thanks to wideawake.com for this inspiring message. By the way, my parents passed years ago. How didthey know about my childhood?)
 
No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,
WE ARE LIKE AWESOME !!! LIKE, AMAAAAAAAAAZING !!
OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF !!! 

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 
1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s!! 
  
First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank 
while they were pregnant. 

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes. 
  
Then, after that trauma, we were 
put to sleep on our tummies 
in baby cribs covered 
with bright coloured lead-based paints. 
  
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets, 
and, when we rode our bikes, 
we had baseball caps, 
not helmets, on our heads. 
  
As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.. 
  
Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat. 
  
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. 
  
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this. 
 
We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And we weren't overweight. 

WHY NOT? 
  
Because we were always outside playing...that's why not! 

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. 
No one was able to reach us all day. 
--And, we were OKAY. 

We would spend hours building 
our go-carts out of scraps 
and then ride them down the hill, 
only to find out we forgot the brakes.. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.. 

We did not have Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were 
no video games, no 150 channels on cable, 
no video movies or DVDs, 
no surround-sound or CDs, 
no cell phones, 
no personal computers, 
no Internet and no chat rooms. 

WE HAD FRIENDS 
and we went outside and found  them! 

We fell out of trees, got cut, 
broke bones and teeth, 
and there were no lawsuits 
from those accidents. 

We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call child services to report abuse. 

We ate worms, and mud pies 
made from dirt, and 
the worms did not live in us forever. 
 
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and 
-although we were told it would happen- we did not put out very many eyes. 

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them. 

Little League had tryouts 
and not everyone made the team. 
Those who didn't had to learn 
to deal with disappointment. 
  
Imagine that!!  

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! 
 
These generations have produced some of the best  risk-takers, 
problem solvers, and inventors ever. 

The past 50 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas.. 

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. 


If YOU are one of those born between 
1925-1970, CONGRATULATIONS!  

  
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives  for our own good. 

While you are at it, forward it to your kids, so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were. 

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ? 
~~~~~~~ 
The quote of the month 
by 
Jay Leno: 

   "With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?" 
  
For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over us..go ahead and delete this.  

For the rest of us.....pass this on.  

Thanks to Robert Russell Smith
 
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011

ENTITLEMENTS?

How did Social Security go from "an investment to an entitlement?"

How did welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, housing subsidies, (now - free birth control), go from 'hand outs to 
become entitlements?

WHERE WE ARE HEADED

The chart below is where we are headed if we stay on this path. Note that it is NOT Social Security and Medicare that are the big danger - but interest (in red) on the National Debt. This can be eliminated, NOW. Simply do not spend more than we have. Simple enough Mr. Obama? Mr. Ryan?

These analyses are taken directly from U.S. Bureau of Statistics data. I listed the figures for 1997 - the projected budget of 2016, using Administration and Congressional forecasts. Because of the emergency Defense expenses, I have started my analysis beginning 2003. By then, we already had factored in the costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. It is the contention of Congress and President Obama that our our basis for spending should be tied to the "stimulus spending" of 2008 - 2010. I say this failed policy was a one-time expenditure and we should use 2003 as the base year. Furthermore, I see no reason whatsoever why:

(A) We should generate budget deficits now or ever - unless we have an emergency:

1. 9/11 and Katrina were emergencies.
2. Obamacare, that was supposed to SAVE money, but will result in INCREASED EXPENDITURES, is not an emergency.

(B)  The Government should spend more one year than the previous year, adjusted for (inflation) - unless there is an emergency.

1. Social Security increases are directly adjusted to the COLA figures from the previous year - specifically  from the July and August inflation rates for the previous year. In fact, SS recipients got screwed this year. In 2010, inflation was1.64% for the year, but 0 % for July and August. (We did get a kick in 2009, though, when inflation for 2008 3.85%, but for July, August, it was 5.08%).

2. If costs don't increase, why are we spending more to pay for government stuff.


In column A above, I have calculated the total Federal Government expenditures/proposed expenditures for 2003 - 2016 ($56.32 trillion).

In column B above, I have calculated what the Federal Government expenditures would be if we tie spending increases to the rate of inflation ($43.22 trillion).

In column C above, I have calculated what the Federal Government has over spent above the inflation rate ($14.05 trillion).

In column above, I shown that the government calculation for our National Debt in 2016 ($20.83 trillion) would be reduced by $6.28 Trillion with my plan.


CONCLUSION

ERASE ALL OF OUR NATIONAL DEBT BY THE YEAR 4044

STOP increasing the National Debt - beginning NOW. How? By keeping spending equal to the inflation rate (You and I didn't get a huge raise - we CAN'T increase OUR spending - why should the government?) Additionally - cut out the waste (see the chart above). At a mere savings of $481,000,000 per year, we will ERASE ALL OF OUR NATIONAL DEBT BY THE YEAR 4044 ($15.48 Billion divided by $481 Billion annual waste cuts = 32 years to pay off existing debt).
THEN WHAT?

II. CUT SPENDING

A.Terminate:

1. Department of Education     (Savings $95 Billion) Before Jimmy Carter created this Department as a payoff to the Teacher's Unions that supported him, U.S. Public Education students ranked number 1 in the world. Now, they have slipped to almost dead last. 

2. Department of Energy          (Savings $40 Billion) Created in 1979 by Carter (yet again) They haven' t created ANY Energy - Dump their useless asses. Return their Nuclear Regulatory responsibilities back to the Department of Defense.

3. Membership in the U.N.        (Savings  $1 Billion) With about 192 members, some 150 countries are governed by dictatorships that are counter to America's love of freedom - and who consistently vote against American interests - while Americans pay the tab.


B. Reduce by 50%:

1. Department of Agriculture     (Savings $55 Billion) In 1900 one in 3 Americans lived on a farm - today 1 in 100. Yet the Dept. has tripled in size. 2008 Budget = $90 Billion. 2011 Budget = $146 B. Why? Just go back to 2008 levels. 2010 Ag. output = $171 Bil.

2. Department of H.U.D.             (Savings $35 Billion) Eliminate HUD - the largest slumlord on the planet. Send the remaining $35 Billion to the states.

3. Department of Labor              (Savings $80 Billion) Take a tour of the Department of Labor offices in Miami - There's no one there -EVER !!   


C. Reduce:

1. Department of Defense         (Savings $80 Billion) Change the way that new systems are procured and developed (a lot more later (click here). 

2. IRS                                          (Savings $5 Billion) In the 60's the IRS was staffed very efficiently by 12,000 people. Today, the IRS is an incompetent  affirmative action program employing 120,000 people. 

3. Medicare Fraud                      (Savings $40 Billion)  $50 Billion per year is openly stolen (mostly in Florida and California). Legislate harsh mandatory prison sentence including that old bitty who doesn't "have to pay a penny out of pocket."

4. "Entitlements"                       (Savings $50 Billion)  click here  How did Social Security and Medicare go from "an investment to an entitlement? How did welfare, food stamps, become linked together as entitlements?


​  D. Shoot All the Lawyers        (Priceless)


TOTAL ANNUAL SAVINGS $481,000,000,000 -  THAT'S BILLION, PEOPLE !!

February 23, 2011: Update: What is all of this "Cut" $61 Billion from the Federal Budget, B.S.? First, Republicans promised $100 Billion during the elections. Second, here are recent Federal Budgets:

2005 United States federal budget - $2.4 trillion 
2011 United States federal budget - $3.8 trillion 

Inflation for those six years totals 8%. In 2005 we had expensive gas, and two expensive wars. In 2011, we anticipate no more "stimulus program." So why the 37% increase in Federal Spending? 

And Republicans can't find any more cuts than $61 Million?

Are ALL people in Washington crazy ? ! !  - BELOW ARE THE BUDGET FIGURES (1997 - 2016)
COMPILED BY THE U.S BUREAU OF STATISTICS.

April 1, 2011 (April Fool's Day) Update !! The final number on "cuts" (rhymes with guts?) is $31 Billion. And the Department of Education Doors stay open. THIS IS LEADERSHIP. MR. BOEHNER (Rhymes with boner?).

​Year



1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002


2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

Total
2003 - 
2016

​Federal
Spending
(Trillions $)

1,601
​1,653
1,702
1,789
1,863
2.011


2.160
2.293
2,472
2,655
2,729
2,983
3,518
2,456
3,819
3,729
3,771
3,977
4,190
4,468

43.22

Federal
Deficits
(Trillions $)


0.022
(0.069)
​(0.125)
(0.236)
(0.126)
0.158


0.378
0.413
0.319
0.249
0.161
0.459
1.413
1.293
1.645
1.101
0.768
0.645
0.607
0.549
​0.469



Total Fed 
Spending
(Inc. Deficits)
(Trillions $)

1,623
1,584
1,577
1,553
1,737
​2,169


2,538
2,706
2,791
2,904
2,890
3,442
4,931
4,749
5,464
4,830
4,539
4,622
4,797
5,117

$56.32
​Inflation
Rate
​(%)





3.38%
2.83%
1.59%


2.27%
2.68%
3.39%
3.24%
2.85%
3.85%
0
1.64%
2.52%
2.52%
2.52%​
2.52%
2.52%
2.52%



Accum-
ulative
Inflation










4.95%
8.34%
11.58%
14.43%
18.28%
18.28%
0%
19.92%
22.44%
24.96%
27.48%
30.00%
32.52%
37.56%
Spending
If Tied to 
Inflation
(Trillion $)









$2,596
$2,750
$2,832
$2,904
$3,002
$3,002
$3,044
$3,108
$3,171
$3,235
$3,299
$3,363
$3,427
$3,491

$43.22
Spending
In Excess of
Inflation
(Trillion $)









$0.11
$0.04
$0.07
$(0.01)
$0.44
$1.93
$1.71
$2.36
$1.66
$1.30
$1.32
$1.43
$1.69


$14.05
National
Debt
(Trillions $)


$5.37
$5.48
$5.61
$5.63
$5.77
$6.20


$6.76
$7.36
$7.91
$8.45
$8.95
$9.99
$11.88
$13.53
$15.48
$16.65
$17.75
$18.76
$19.78
$20.33

$​6.28
Healthcare
Spending
(Billions)

$314.00 
$324.00 
$332.00 
$352.00 
$390.00 
$427.00 
$469.00 
$509.00 
$549.00 
$583.00 
$642.00 
$671.00 
$764.00 
$821.00 
$882.00 
Welfare
Spending
(Billions)

$159.00
$160.00
$165.00
$171.00
$183.00
$224.00
$242.00
$238.00
$246.00
$250.00
$254.00
$313.00
$407.00
​$496.00
$488.00
Defense
Spending
(Billions $)

$325.00
$323.00
$333.00
$359.00
$366.00
$422.00
$483.00
$543.00
$600.00
$621.00
$653.00
$730.00
$794.00
$847.00
$965.00

281% 

 63%


307%

  63%
​297%

 63%
Growth in Spending

Growth in Inflation
A
B
C
D