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08
Jul
09

Not Another Stimulus Bill!

It seems like a bad Horror story, surpassed only by the Amnesty attempts.  The Stimulus is back, and iwth more Pork then ever. This despite the fact that the government has spent, at most, EIGHT PERCENT of the previous alotment.  8%.  What happened to the “THE WORLD IS BURNING AND THE STIMULUS IS THE SOLUTION!” running-around-like-a-chicken-with-its-head-cut-off Chicken Little act the government was putting on not even a year ago?  Seriously, what happened to it?  And why where the first jobs (and about 70% of the spent funds) used to grow government?

Washington’s Reputation is burning to the ground, and Obama is calling out the tune for the Pyromaniacs to dance too.

As Gateway Pundit has shown, Obama’s approval index is at -5! And Consumer Confidence is down to -52! And the government wants ANOTHER stimulus bill!? (And they WONDER why we feel disenfranchised…)

Whatever happened to the Free Market?  America is the modern Atlas, and the foundation upon which he stands is Capitalism.  His dias is built upon gold and silver.  And yet they seek to tear that pillar down, and send the Earth crashign down.

The only good thing about the Stimulus is that it convinced Conservatives that our, “Don’t F****** Tread On Me!” ideal doesn’t work in a world that seeks to brand us as racists and members of the National Socialist German Worker’s Party. (Seriously, Socialist and Worker in one party name, how did the people of Germany NOT see this one comming?  He broadcast it for God’s sake!)  We are being forced to put away the Rhetorical rapiers and take up Rhetorical XM307’s.  (Hey, Pentagon, thank you for eliminating that Weapon’s system by the way.  It’s not like it was the best Platoon Level Support Weapon’s System in development or anything.  Oh wait…)  And it is about time too.  We are dealing with people so wrapped up in fantasy, that reality doesn’t reach them, and Rapiers will bounce off of them.

But, enough with my gripes towards the Pentagon.

Onwards with the Stimulus debate.

Michelle Malkin quoted a great memo from the GOP dealing with the failures of Porkulus.

Included among the abuses of funds are

  1. Spending to preserve current jobs, without attempts to create new jobs
  2. Transportation and Education Bureaucrats spending the money on themselves
  3. The creation of a “Job” for the sole purpose of filling out Grants for other Stimulus Jobs
  4. The creation of support jobs for the above
  5. Spending money on Propaganda Signs to promote the Stimulus

Ain’t it a great system?

At least this is hurting Obama’s chances of re-election, and pointing towards a Conservative Revolution in the House and Senate.

The Heritage Foundation has a great article on the Subject.

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30
Jun
09

Cap and Trade Cyanide: The Constitution

I have decided that I shall read HR 2454.  The first thing I saw when i went to GovTrack to read it was a disclaimer.

This bill is very large, and loading it may cause your web browser to perform sluggishly, or even freeze. This is especially true for old and/or bad browsers. As an alternative you can download the PDF of the bill or read the text on THOMAS.

I am not off to a very good start so far…

It took me from 1248 Hours to 1255 Hours to load the bill, and from 1258 Hours to 1300 Hours to load the 300 page amendment.

For the record, this article shall be about nothing other than the Constitutionality of the Bill in accordance with Article 1, Section 8 and Article 1, Section 9 of the United States Constitution, the powers and limits of the Legislature of the United States.  If I find more then five items that violate the Constitution, I will go no further, and label it Unconstitutional.  I don’t think I will have to go very far…

In Section 201 of Title II Subtitle A, they discuss ammending 42 United States Code 6833, which allows government to control Building Codes.  43 U.S.C. 6833 is unconstitutional.  Nowhere in Article 1, Section 8 does the Constitution the power to tell you how you can or cannot build your home.  In accordance with Amendment X of the Bill of Rights, unless that power has been granted to the State or Local Government through the formation of the supreme document of the State, City, or Town, rests solely upon the individual.  But it does not, and cannot, rest in the hands of the Federal Government, unless a new Amendment is added to the Constitution of the United States.

Included within the section is a description of Consensus Based Standards.  If this is anything like the current “Consensus” on Global Warming, then it will really mean that whoever has the money to bully their way into public opinion, and a motive to do so (i.e. General Electric) can determine the new standards for their own fun and profit.

Also included, is a mandate that all houses must have an Energy Audit before they can be sold.  Yes, that is right, you must pass an Energy Audit before you can sell your house.  And if the standards change after the audit, then you will need to get yet another Audit.  And the Audits look to be funded directly out of your pocket, not to mention the money spent on making a home come up to code, will drive up the cost of your home, and reduce the number of people looking into purchasing your home, thus damaging Interstate Commerce in accordance with the standard used to gain Federal Control over private, subsistence farmers under FDR’s administration.

That’s 1.

There is a lot in this bill relating to the flimsy interpretation of the Interstate Commerce Clause produced by the Roosevelt Administration as part of the New Deal.  However, the spirit of the clause deals with the building of roads and canals, the maintenance of roads and canals, the power to prevent the creation of interstate tarifs, nd the enforcement of a central currency to protect the individual states from each other.

That’s 2.

And then you get to Title III, which discusses Global Warming and how to sequester CO2.  If Carbon Dioxide is such a problem, despite the sheer insignifigance fo the gas in the atmosphere, then Columbia University has invented an atmospheric CO2 scrubber which can remove 1 ton of CO2 from the atmosphere a day, without giving the government undue control of the population.  However, Al Gore and others in the Church of Global Warmign have rejected it, as it does not grant them their real goal, control over the population, and power for themselves.

Foul Ball.

Subtitle B of Title III claims that it will save jobs, however, the Congressional Budget Office report admits that it is based off of Star Trek Post-Scarcity Fantasy economics in the analysis of the report.  The Heritage Foundation does not throw out real world economics, and an analysis of the effects on Spain of the passage of a similar bill shows that this will devastate an already unshakey economy.

Foul Ball.

Title V produces the K, and HR 2454 goes down swinging.

In accordance with the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution, all citizens are supposed to be treated equally under the law, with the theory that justice is blind to race, religion, creed, occupation, wealth, or sex.  Title V gives special treatment among Farmers to those who farm ethanol.  A crop that would require 109% of current total acreage to produce the energy needed to fuel the United States in 2008, with growing demand around the world.

Strike Three, You’re Unconstitutional.

28
Jun
09

Cap and Trade: Cyanide for the Economy

Well, on Friday, Cap and Trade passed through the Hosue of Represenatives with the help of Eight Traitor Republicans.  Shame on you for voting to place the chains of tyranny on my generation, and the one behind me.

Before I discuss the chains that HR 2454 places upon us, I would like to mention one good thing.  It puts funds into research and production of Algae Based Bio-Diesel.  This is the only truly sustainable and non-intrusive idea in the bill.  If we were to convert acreage of United States farmland, we would need at most 1-2% of total acreage to grow enough Algae to fuel the country’s transportation systems.  And, unlike Switchgrass (which would require approximately 75% of current acreage) and Corn (Subsidised in the Cap and Trade Bill, and requiring 109% of current acreage) Algae based bio-fuels can be grown in skyscrapers, in deserts, in space, or even on the moon, thus not requiring a reduction in the global food supply that Ethanol Corn would create.  On top of that, a gallon of Algae Bio-Fuel is 103% more efficient then a comparable quantity of Diesel.

However, as noted above, HR 2454 puts a large quantity of funding into Ethanol Corn Subsidies, a worthless and, quite frankly stupid, enterprise that will have large negative effects across the planet.

The United States is one of the world’s breadbaskets, along with the Nile Floodplain and Delta, and the Chinese River Country.  If we continue to follow this reckless path, then the price of Ethanol Corn will go up, at a rate where other farmers in other nations will abandon Wheat, Rice, and Soy for Ethanol Corn, reducing the Global Food Supply.  This will increase starvation across the globe, and result in massive civil unrest, to the point of creating a Fracture War.

And, as grain is a major American export, this will further the trade imbalance, and result in a nation that continues to grow weaker, as we have to import grain from outside the country, from nations such as Egypt and China, giving China further control over the United States, as they can then threaten to cut off food shipments if we do not do as they say.

And this isn’t even going into the effects this will have on Employment, GDP, Energy Costs, Goverment Control, or Government Intrusiveness.  Those are for later posts…




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