Tea Partying; Because Barack is a Socialist

May 4, 2012

Before I was aware that Obama, in fact, used his executive power to REDUCE taxes, I wrote a comparison between the Tea Party and the original Boston Tea Party for U.S. History. It is slightly embarassing, but ‘I enjoy looking back at my roots and showing my progress via my blog here at Secular Morality. Here it is:

The Tea Party movement began in 2009 as a protest against the economic stimulus package. The main goal of this party is to decrease the government’s power in America by cutting taxes and spending. The majority of the Tea Party supporters are conservative, white, male, married, and over 45; they are wealthier and better-educated than the general public. Considering the movement began only 2 short years ago, the Tea Party has been successful in helping increase conservative views throughout the country.

The purpose of the Tea Party movement and the American revolutionary movement are very similar; however, the

problems they were formed to address were caused by very different sources. Both parties were formed by a group of

From the Albuquerque Tea Party on Tax Day

people who felt they government they were under was too strict. The American revolutionary movement was formed to stop the British government from taxing the colonies, due to a massive debt caused by the French and Indian war. Now this is where the difference between the two movements is; the Tea Party was formed to stop a government from overtaxing to fix a debt that the American citizens created themselves, by electing socialist leaders to govern a capitalist country. The Tea Party was formed by a group of individuals wealthier and better-educated than the general public, this is because they strived to succeed in life, and for the most part have succeeded. The American revolutionary movement was an attempt to preserve what they created, and the Tea Party attempt to return America to what it once was; a conservative, anti-communist, consumer based, capitalist country.

(Yes, I did embolden wealthier and better educated in the original)

 

To show where I am now on my journey through the ever-changing political spiral here is what I posted recently:

Here is a list of the socialist regime’s actions against the people thus far. I have included a “Socialist-o-meter” rating in parenthesis after each of the bullet points.

The first bill signed by President Obama regarding taxes was the American Recovery and Reinvestment Actwhich effectively:

  • CUT taxes for 95% of working class families (0/10)
  • Gave 70% of the tax cuts to the middle 60% of American workers(4/10)

Then we saw The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Re-authorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 which:

  • Extends middle class tax cuts to prevent a typical working family from facing a tax increase of over $2,000 on January 1 (0/10)
  • Provides a 2% payroll tax cut to 159 million workers – providing the typical working family with an additional $1,000 tax cut (0/10)

The most recent action being  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 which:

  • Extends unemployment insurance so that millions of Americans who are looking for work will still be able to depend on the vital lifeline of unemployment insurance (6/10)
  • Includes important reforms that the President proposed in the American Jobs Act to help discourage businesses from laying off workers and to connect workers with jobs. (4/10)
Its a shame, my calculator added that up to be 14/60 in socialist points. I spend over $100 on the damned thing and it doesn’t even know that Obama is a socialist! Now, I do understand that Obama intends to raise the taxes on the 2% of Americans who make over $250,000 a year. If one wants to call this socialism, he must also call Eisenhower a socialist also.
Let us compare the two presidents’ income tax policies for the wealthy:

Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican)

  • Marginal Tax Rate on Regular Income over $400,000: 92% – 91%

Barack Hussein Obama (Socialist)

  • Marginal Tax Rate on Regular Income: over $372,950 – over 388,350: 35%

If you feel that any information is inaccurate, feel free to report it. Please prove me wrong, but do not say that I am biased towards Obama without disproving any of the facts I have provided.

Tax Cuts since Proposal A

Tax Cuts since Proposal A (Photo credit: farlane)

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Women’s Right to Equal Pay Repealed in Wisconsin

April 19, 2012

If you are not up to date with the situation in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker (R) was elected in 2010 and repealed teacher’s collective bargaining rights in order to “balance the budget.” Since he had made no mention of this plan before he ran, Wisconsinites organized a Recall Walker campaign, and there will be a recall election this Fall. Now he has gone to far.

Without even making a statement, Walker signed a bill on April 5th which repealed  2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act. He finally explained his reasoning when he was asked about the bill saying that lawyers were using the law to “clog up the legal system.”

“In the past, lawyers could clog up the legal system,” Walker said. “Instead, the state Department of Workforce Development gets to be the one that ultimately can put people back and give them up to two years back pay if there is reason to believe there was pay discrimination in the workforce.”

The 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act was passed to prevent employees from being discriminated against by their employers by allowing women to press charges more easily. Instead of going to the more expensive federal court, women were able to take their cases to the state court system.

Women start seeing discrimination in the workplace as soon as they get out of college.  The American Association of University

Scott Walker on February 18, 2011

Scott Walker on February 18, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Women found that women earned 5 percent less than their male counterparts the first year out of college. After ten years, even if women and men keep working on par in their jobs, women earn 12 percent less.

This action only proves that Walker is willing to run over anything if he thinks he could save a bit of money. Teachers rights?! Who needs those? Unfortunately the men and women who have the tremendous responsibility to educate the states’ children need them. His policies contributed to the 4,600 private sector jobs lost in Wisconsin last month. I started out supporting him, but it is clear to me that there is no way to have a clear conscience and simultaneously support this man.


The Sentence I Overheard That Made ME Liberal

April 15, 2012

Capitalism has been associated with freedom, opportunity, risk, success; the list goes on and on. Communism is often associated with the complete loss of individuality. It seems, however, that a college that costs $40,000 sans room and board is the furthest thing from opportunity. With 1 in 6 children in Milwaukee living in poverty, the notion that America is a land of opportunity seems awfully far-fetched.

I am fortunate enough to attend a high school with tuition exceeding ten-thousand dollars per year. For years I had been under the opinion that Capitalism was what made higher education possible; this idea was based upon what I was taught by others, for I had never put much effort into researching what made my education possible. The school is located in a relatively poor neighborhood, and after school one afternoon I was waiting to be picked up, when a group of 4 or 5 teenagers walked by the school. The next thing I heard is something I can never forget.

“HA, the students that go to that motherfucker walk around with 10 G’s in their back pocket!”

Perhaps the education I took for granted was denied to most children, children that would give anything to switch places with me. This

Kerry State School

Kerry State School (Photo credit: Rana X.)

is what made me realize that the notion that “America is the land of equal opportunity,” is not based on facts, but on manipulated opinions given to the general public by people who can afford to pay millions to keep their billions. Perhaps there can be no “equal opportunity” when there is absolutely no equality in the education system.

America is not Charlie Scheen, despite what the media has caused most people to believe, America is not always winning. Let me be clear, America is LOSING. We are losing ground faster than ever before. It is appalling to see presidential candidates deny that they ever cared about education reform in order to gain support.

Few people know that Canada’s McGill University costs $1,900 per year, even fewer realize that it is ranked higher than 3 Ivy League schools. I have decided to work on Daniel Riemer’s campaign for Representative in the State Assembly in Wisconsin’s new 7th District. I have decided that I will work as hard as possible to assure that no child is left behind because their parents could not afford to spend $40,000 on their high school education. To learn more about Daniel’s campaign or to contribute to someone who brings hope to Wisconsin’s struggling public school system due to Scott Walker’s policies see: http://riemerforassembly.com/

 


Shooter Kills 7 and Wounds 3 in yet Another University Rampage

April 3, 2012

Yesterday, Monday, April 2, 2012, Oikos University in Oakland saw a man with the last name of Goh kill 7 students. The man had been working on his nursing degree.

University shootings have gradually become mundane events in America. Could it be because students are being indoctrinated as Santorum suggests? I hope not, considering it was a Christian school. For more on this tragic story visit http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_20314461/el-cerrito-woman-among-victims-oikos-shooting-rampage.

This event prompted me to do research on just how often violent acts actually happen at schools. The numbers, although still discouraging, have been declining for years. My question is, why?

The numbers can be found here: http://youthviolence.edschool.virginia.edu/violence-in-schools/national-statistics.html.

I strongly suggest checking them out. Please leave any comments or answers to why this is happening!


White Supremacist Charged for Killing a Black Man With His Truck

March 22, 2012

James Craig Anderson was run over by 19 year old Deryl Dedmon last June. James was a 47 year old blackman who had no prior connections with Deryl, he just happened to be the first black man Deryl and his group of white racist friends came across.

My personal theory on the extraordinarily cruel racism that still occur on a day-to-to basis comes from the Stanford experiments conducted in the 1970’s. They gave evidence to suggest that one is not born evil, but when one is put into a situation where he can choose evil he will be more likely to do so. Deryl had been risen in an environment where racism was able to be conducted with little to

Opposition poster for the 1866 election. Geary...

no consequences. He had to cross a bridge to go “man-hunting” because he lived on the “white” side of town.

Yes, we have come a long way since Hiester Clymer ran on a white supremacy platform in 1866. This does not, however, mean that we have put an end to racism.

A recent exit poll revealed that only 52% of  people who voted in the deep south’s Republican primaries believed interracial marriage should be legal.

The Mormon religion believed that black people were Cain’s descendants, eternally marked with blackness until 1970.

And then there are things like this:

The majority of African Americans did not vote for Barack Obama because of the color of his skin. They voted for him because he understood that schools must be improved, and for every child, not just the children whose parents could afford it. They voted for him because they knew under the current system those who inherit money do not have to work a day of their life, but can invest it and have it make money for them. They voted for him because he did not support unjustified wars.

I believe it is important to realize that this sentiment exists within people, and it is only fostered under their current environment. Please, do your best to end the cycle of perpetual poverty and unending racism.


Arizona Principle let go for Being a Lesbian

March 20, 2012

When the  Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board voted 5-0 not to renew principle Cynthia Davis’ contract, many students appeared before the board to protest and give testament to the wonderful job she had done as principle. Some students and parents were so outraged that it took police intervention to draw them away from the board meeting.

It seemed as though the assertion that she was not getting her contract renewed because of her unsatisfactory, “leadership ability and style,” was not factually supported. Unfortunately the tears shed by students had no affect on the school board’s decision.

Things got even more interesting when it came out that Cynthia may have been released for her “lifestyle.” It is one thing when a principle openly displays her same sex attraction to students, and I can see why some (bigoted) people may find that to be unacceptable. It is another when a principle has a sexuality that she keeps to herself and does not encourage others to embrace her sexuality.

Neither of these were the case with Cynthia.

Cynthia had not only separated her private and professional life, but she had not been in a gay relationship since 2005. I find it appalling that a person can deemed corrupt  for being true to their own sexual identity, especially when that person contributed as much as Cynthia did for her students.


Children that Cannot Afford Education, Probably do not Work Hard Enough

March 15, 2012

Capitalism has been associated with freedom, opportunity, risk, success; the list goes on and on. Communism is often associated with the complete loss of individuality. It seems, however, that a college that costs $40,000 sans room and board is the furthest thing from opportunity. With 1 in 6 children in Milwaukee living in poverty, the notion that America is a land of opportunity seems awfully far-fetched.

I am fortunate enough to attend a high school with tuition exceeding ten-thousand dollars per year. For years I had been under the opinion that Capitalism was what made higher education possible; this idea was based upon what I was taught by others, for I had never put much effort into researching what made my education possible. The school is located in a relatively poor neighborhood, and after school one afternoon I was waiting to be picked up, when a group of 4 or 5 teenagers walked by the school. The next thing I heard is something I can never forget.

“HA, the students that go to this motherfucker walk around with 10 G’s in their back pocket!”

Perhaps the education I took for granted was denied to most children, children that would give anything to switch places with me. This is what made me realize that the notion that “America is the land of equal opportunity,” is not based on facts, but on manipulated opinions given to the general public by people who can afford to pay millions to keep their billions.

Is there a reason that America’s education system does not even rank in the top 25 in the World? Perhaps we need to realize that if this is “God’s plan,” God is not the “all loving” figure we tend to portray him as. I don’t believe in any Deity, but I doubt this could be any God’s plan. Perhaps those who use the phrase, “God gave me free will” to defend the corruption the “free” market has caused in America. Perhaps Karl Marx (Also known as Satan’s helper for some of my “Christian” readers) was correct. Perhaps there can be no “equal opportunity” when there is absolutely no equality in the education system.

America is not Charlie Scheen, despite what the media has caused most people to believe, America is not always winning. Let me be clear, America is LOSING. We are losing ground faster than ever before. It is appalling to see presidential candidates deny that they ever cared about education reform in order to gain support.

Few people know that Canada’s McGill University costs $1,900 per year, even fewer realize that it is ranked higher than 3 Ivy League schools. I am sure there are many people that will read this, and it will have no effect on their life. If I manage to have an effect on even one reader my writing will be worthwhile. I do not want to be a writer, I MUST be a writer. This is why. Thank You.