Killing Confidence in Our Government

Today I am presenting a post from my great friend Alan Caruba and Warning Signs.

There is a lot of cold hard truth in this one my friends, elections are close and the only way to stop the madness is to retake the Senate, hold the House and STOP Obama.

Obama Incompetence

By Alan Caruba

What has been the over-riding theme of life in America since Barack Obama became President in 2008?

It has been the continued loss of confidence Americans have regarding various elements of the federal government. From the Centers for Disease Control, the Veterans Administration, the Secret Service, to the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service, these and other agencies have been tainted in ways that have turned his two terms into a litany of scandals and failures.

Obama is a President for whom politics is the sole reason against which every decision is made. The latest example was the naming of an Ebola Czar. “Sources confirm to Fox News that President Obama plans to name Ron Klain, a longtime political hand with no apparent medical or health background.” In the past, Klain has served as chief of staff to Al Gore and Joe Biden. Does this make you feel any better about the Ebola threat?

I think that most Americans—not the “low information” ignorant ones—are experiencing a generalized depression about the nation these days. It’s a sense of weariness because our paychecks don’t stretch enough in the supermarket where the cost of food, particularly meat and fish, is soaring.

We wonder about the quality of education our children or grandchildren are receiving. It’s poor when compared to other nations and it undermines a belief in America’s exceptionalism.

In growing numbers younger Americans are choosing not to marry because of the costs involved and because we live in a society that no longer frowns on a couple living together; nearly half of marriages end in divorce. And then there’s same-sex marriage, a concept that was unthinkable not that long ago and for centuries in all societies.

We’re now six years into the Great Recession thanks to a White House that thought that, if the government spent $834 billion on top of the national debt, it would somehow “stimulate” the economy but government spending did not relieve Americans during the Great Depression, generate new jobs or achieve anything else that this tried-and-failed liberal theory was said to do. Who was in charge of Obama’s “stimulus” program? Ron Klain, the new Ebola Czar.

Cutting taxes, slowing and reducing regulations, and generally getting out of the way to allow people to start or expand their businesses works, but the White House went the other direction. As an October 16 Wall Street Journal editorial noted, “Millions of American families haven’t had a raise in after-inflation incomes in years, but in Washington times are flush…the U.S. federal government rolled up record revenues of $3.013 trillion.” Individual income tax receipts rose by 5.9%, along with payroll taxes and corporate income taxes—very nearly the highest in the world—increased 16% to $321 billion. Continue reading

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Officials fear Ebola’s on AIDS path

Officials fear Ebola’s on AIDS path; some disagree

Ebola VirusNEW YORK (AP) — Is Ebola the world’s worst infectious disease threat since AIDS?

Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind’s battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.

In his three decades in public health, the only thing like Ebola has been the AIDS epidemic, said Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“And we have to work now so this is not the world’s next AIDS,” he told a meeting of the world’s economic leaders in Washington last week. SOURCE

The Sky Is FallingHenny Penny and Ducky Lucky couldn’t be here for the announcement that the sky is falling, you see, they are both in a temporary quarantine, it seems BOTH had been in an area known for Ebola and had been, originally, an idea for a dinner party, not as guests, so let me throw another scare into the mayhem; is Ebola a threat to the food chain? :P

But not to worry; it seems that the Obama regime has everything well in hand. Yes indeed, Obama has, in typical Obama fashion, appointed a CZAR to handle the Ebola crisis.

Senior Republicans criticize Ebola ‘czar’ choice for lack of medical background

Senior Republicans on Capitol Hill Friday criticized Ron Klain, President Obama’s choice to be “Ebola czar,” as a figurehead with no health background.

“Given the mounting failings in the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola outbreak, it is right that the president has sought to task a single individual to coordinate its response, “said Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “But I have to ask why the president didn’t pick an individual with a noteworthy infectious disease or public health background?” Continue reading

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GOP Lawmakers Call for CDC Director Frieden to Step Down

GOP Lawmakers Call for CDC Director Frieden to Step Down

Pete Sessions Serious Pic

Republican lawmakers calling for an end to Tom Frieden’s tenure as director of the Centers for Disease Control Director.

Amid news that a second nurse contracted Ebola in Dallas, Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) said Frieden should go on Wednesday.

“This Ebola situation is beginning to spiral beyond control,” Marino said in a statement. “The reports my colleagues and I have received are utterly unacceptable and the information provided to the public has been cryptic and in some cases misleading. This has provided a false sense of security to many of our citizens. That is exactly the opposite of the CDC Director’s primary responsibilities – to communicate clearly and honestly. I have no ill will towards him personally but he should resign his position effective immediately.”

Marino said that President Barack Obama needs to appoint an experienced person solely in charge of dealing with Ebola, one who will also move to put travel bans on the West African countries affected by Ebola. SOURCE

As most of my readers know, Pete Sessions is my Congressman and my friend and I am very happy to see him getting involved in this fight.

Pete is the Chairman of the House Rules Committee, a job that consumes a great deal of time and effort, not allowing much time to engage in other battles, but there is a battle here in Texas, a battle to contain the spread of Ebola, right here in Pete’s Congressional District, TX-32, and Pete is, in true Texas fashion, fighting for HIS home, state and people.

Sessions, appearing on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Wednesday also said Frieden should be relieved of his duties.

“My opinion is yes,” Sessions said, according to the Dallas Morning News, when asked if Frieden should be fired. Continue reading

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