Archive for October 7, 2010

I Want Your Money trailer…Set against the backdrop of today’s headline – 67% of Americans don’t approve of Obama’s economic policies, the film takes a provocative look at our deeply depressed economy using the words and actions of Presidents Reagan and Obama and shows the marked contrast between Reaganomics and Obamanomics. The film contrasts two views of the role that the federal government should play in our daily lives using the words and actions of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Two versions of the American dream now stand in sharp contrast. One views the money you earned as yours and best allocated by you; the other believes that the elite in Washington know how to best allocate your wealth. One champions the traditional American dream, which has played out millions of times through generations of Americans, of improving one’s lot in life and even daring to dream and build big. The other holds that there is no end to the “good” the government can do by taking and spending other peoples’ money in an ever-burgeoning list of programs. The documentary film I Want Your Money exposes the high cost in lost freedom and in lost opportunity to support a Leviathan-like bureaucratic state.

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As we go through the mid-term election cycle and hear the “sound and fury signifying nothing”, this list always comes to mind (1, 8, & 9 are especially apt as the government is devaluing the dollar as a coping mechanism for a obscene amount of debt):

1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
3. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
4. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
5. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
6. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
7. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
8. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
9. You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.

And no, this is not the work of Abraham Lincoln, but rather by the Rev. William J. H. Boetcker, a Presbyterian clergyman in 1916.

Twenty months in two minutes

Posted: October 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

Can it be only twenty months or so that Obama has been in office as president? It feels more like twenty years. Ben Howe captures the essence of these months in a video he calls “The Socialist,” with credits to himself as director, to Caleb Howe for post-production, to Karl Marx for the story, to the Sixties for the conception, and to Barack Obama starring as The Socialist.

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Why would your Congressman support raising your taxes? Heritage Action offers this inside look.

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In the second installment of this investigative series with the Washington Examiner, Joe Hicks reveals the dirty secrets of the environmental movement. Environmentalists have a lot of money, and spend it freely on Democrats. How did Big Green become so powerful and influential? Find more coverage that you won’t find in the MSM here:

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