What does an Obama 2nd term mean for business?

Somebody just sent me this article by Steve McCann. Some will reject it out of hand, some will think it coincides with their thoughts and some will possibly not know what to make of it. It might be to important not to at least think about.

Once the government becomes the supplier of the people’s needs, there is no limit to the needs that will be claimed as a basic right. - Lawrence Auster.

Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans 

The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860.This statement is nothyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected, the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. [If you’re OK with that, then I suggest you stop reading right here and delete this email.]

The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama’s first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America " in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders.

The most significant accomplishment of Obama’s first term is to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in a second term, a potential dictatorial presidency.

During the first two years of the Obama administration when the Democrats overwhelming controlled both Houses of Congress and the media was in an Obama worshipping stupor, amyriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred virtually unlimited power to the executive branch.

The birth of multi-thousand page laws was not an aberration. This tactic was adopted so the bureaucracy controlled by Obama appointees would have sole discretion in interpreting vaguely written laws and enforcing thousands of pages of regulations they and not Congress would subsequently write.

For example, in the 2,700 pages of ObamaCare there are more than 2,500 references to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There are more than 700 instances when he or she is instructed that they “shall” do something and more than 200 times when they “may” take at their sole discretion some form of regulatory action. On 139 occasions, the law mentions that the “Secretary determines.” In essence one person, appointed by and reporting to the president, will be in charge of the health care of 310 million Americans once ObamaCare is fully operational in 2014.

The same is true in the 2,319 pages of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act which confers nearly unlimited power on various agencies to control by fiat the nation’s financial, banking and investment sectors. The bill also creates new agencies, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, not subject to any oversight by Congress. This overall process was repeated numerous times with other legislation all with the intent of granting unfettered power to the executive branch controlled Barack Obama and his radical associates.

Additionally, the Obama administration has, through its unilaterally determined rule making and regulatory powers, created laws out of whole cloth. The Environmental Protection Agency on a near daily basis issues new regulations clearly out of their purview in order to modify and change environmental laws previously passed and to impose a radical green agenda never approved by Congress. The same is true of the Energy and Interior Departments among many others.

None of these extra-constitutional actions have been challenged by Congress. The left inAmerica knows this usurpation of power is nearly impossible to reverse unless stopped in its early stages.

It is clearly the mindset of this administration and its appointees that Congress is merely a nuisance and can be ignored after they were able to take full advantage of the useful idiots in the Democrat controlled House and Senate in 2009-2010 and the Democrat Senate in the current Congress.

Additionally, Barack Obama knows after his re-election a Republican controlled House and Senate will not be able to enact any legislation to roll back the power previously granted to the Executive Branch or usurped by them. His veto will not be overridden as there will always be at least 145 Democratic members of the House or 34 in the Senate in agreement with or intimidated by an administration more than willing to use Chicago style political tactics.

The stalemate between the Executive and Legislative Branches will inure to the benefit of Barack Obama and his fellow leftists.

The most significant power Congress has is the control of the purse-strings as all spending must be approved by them. However, once re-elected, Barack Obama, as confirmed by his willingness to do or say anything and his unscrupulous re-election tactics, would not only threatengovernment shutdowns but would deliberately withhold payments to those dependent on government support as a means of intimidating and forcing a Republican controlled Congress to surrender to his demands, thus neutering their ability to control the administration through spending constraints.

Further, this administration has shown contempt for the courts by ignoring various court orders, e.g. the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium, as well as stonewalling subpoenas and requests issued by Congress. The Eric Holder Justice Department has become the epitome of corruption as part of the most dishonest and deceitful administration in American history. In a second term the arrogance of Barack Obama and his minions will become more blatant as he will not have to be concerned with re-election.

Who will be there to enforce the rule of law, a Supreme Court ruling or the Constitution? No one. Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers will be unchallenged as they run roughshod over the American people.

Many Republicans and conservatives dissatisfied with the prospect of Mitt Romney as the nominee for president are instead focused on re-taking the House and Senate. That goal, while worthy and necessary, is meaningless unless Barack Obama is defeated. The nation is not dealing with a person of character and integrity but someone of single-minded purpose and overwhelming narcissism. Judging by his actions, words and deeds during his first term, he does not intend to work with Congress either Republican or Democrat in his second term but rather to force his radical agenda on the American people through the power he has usurped or been granted.

The governmental structure of the United States was set up by the founders in the hope that over the years only those people of high moral character and integrity would assume the reins of power. However, knowing that was not always possible, they dispersed power over three distinct and independent branches as a check on each other.

What they could not imagine is the surrender and abdication of its constitutional duty by the preeminent governmental branch, the Congress, to a chief executive devoid of any character or integrity coupled with a judiciary essentially powerless to enforce the law when the chief executive ignores them

Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney must come to grips with this moment in time and their historical role in denying Barack Obama and his minions their ultimate goal. All resources must be directed at that end-game and not merely controlling Congress and the various committee chairmanships.

Steve McCann
May 12, 2012

Paranoid Twaddle.

paranoid twaddle meets ignorant bliss?

I remember my father saying “the devil will take you by the hand and gently lead you down to hell”

This seems to be the direction of travel for both sides in this election.

I remember my father saying “the devil will take you by the hand and gently lead you down to hell”

This seems to be the direction of travel for both sides in this election.

O.K., I will take the lesser of your “two evils”. I choose the guy who has demonstrated a high level of success in business. I remember reading that over 80% of the companies Romney’s Bain Capital helped turned out even more successful and experienced strong growth. Something like 15% did not fail but also did not grow much. About 5% failed. I would take that track record any day over someone who has never had a job in the private sector let alone specifically a productive business. In business they say to hire people who can give you strength in the areas where you are weaker. A presidential cabinet does this for the U.S. President. Well, Obama has the lowest number of people in his cabinet in history who have been in private business (8%). And I kind of shy away from a president who sat in Jeremiah Wrights congregation for 20 years and never heard the man damn America. Either he did not hear him or he is not telling the truth. If he did not hear him then that might disqualify him for the position of president because we need somebody who pays attention. If he is not telling the truth and he sat there for 20 years listening to a pastor repeatedly tear down this country then maybe one has to assume he agreed with it.

Other reasons I will take the other guy are that he has absolutely no scandal in his history. He has five adult boys also without scandal in their lives. Romney gives more to charity every year than I can remember any president giving. Romney gave away his inheritance, started with virtually nothing and became an American success. That inspires me. That is a story I want to read to my kids.
Romney took over the U.S. Winter Olympics which was in dismal shape and turned it into a successful and profitable venture FOR NO PAY. I believe, but I am not sure, that Romney took only $1 a year as compensation as governor of Mass.
Good Grief! No scandal, all kinds of success in his private life and business, a highly charitable person, turned the Olympics around, a governor, etc. You know, mostly all the qualities that Obama does not possess.
And despite the skewed polls of the mainstream media he is at worst, even. Every mainstream media outlet is working to do take him down by however means they need. It is hard to find information about how he is drawing on the trail but most reports that we can find indicate he is drawing large crowds. While his opponent is downsizing venues “because of bad weather”.

As a businessman give me the winner, the one who has proven himself, not the one who promises and then does not deliver. Not the one who did not deliver but is promising to do better. It did not have to be Romney, we just need somebody in there who can bring some sense, if not business sense, to the table. But the choice was Romney. I am wondering if anybody thinks there is somebody out there with a better resume. Is there any question that he doesn’t have the credentials? Take his list of qualifying points and match them up with the current president who has not keep his promises. There is nothing he can point to that is helping this economy but he can point to the largest debt in history which is still growing rapidly. It will definitely take a business mind to even pay the interest.

There is nothing in Romney’s history that even remotely indicates he needs the attention, power or prestige that goes with being President. He does not need the money for sure. He has demonstrated that when there is a calling that will require him to give of himself, his time, his time away from family, that he answers the call. The Olympics, the governorship, and even holding a position in his church for a few years which was also unpaid. I don’t care what religion he is, character, integrity and humility are attributes to be admired. They are also attributes fast disappearing on the political scene. What did he get out of this? Well, those who give certainly are rewarded with intangible benefits if nothing else. The man has always given of himself when asked. Sounds like a person who any American would be proud to have around.

Again…
I remember my father saying “the devil will take you by the hand and gently lead you down to hell”

But we as human beings with our own minds and resolve can bring forth the wherewithal to resist and reject if we so choose. This has been the greatest country in the history of the world. By some measures it is less than that today. It started with the people and it continues with the people, not the politicians. We have been basically a moral and generous people especially to other nations in need. Our future is within our control if we choose it to be. Just as it requires work and discipline to purchase our first new car or home it also takes our attention, work and discipline to ensure that we elect the best people to office and to hold them accountable for their actions. It doesn’t require that we all think alike just that, among other things, that we think and reflect and then vote our conscience.