Saturday Morning Radio Address
Yesterday, we learned that the economy lost another 651,000 jobs
in the month of February, which brings the total number of jobs
lost in this recession to 4.4 million. The unemployment rate
has now surpassed 8 percent, the highest rate in a quarter
These aren't just statistics, but hardships experienced personally
by millions of Americans who no longer know how they'll pay their
bills, or make their mortgage, or raise their families.
| From the
day I took office, I knew that solving this crisis would not be
easy, nor would it happen overnight. And we
will continue to face difficult days in the months ahead.
But I also believe that we
will get through this -- that if we
act swiftly and boldly and responsibly, the United States of
America will emerge stronger and more prosperous than it was
why my administration is committed to doing all that's necessary
to address this crisis and lead us
to a better day. That's why we're
moving forward with an economic agenda that will jumpstart job
creation, restart lending, relieve responsible homeowners, and
address the long-term economic challenges of our
time: the cost of health care, our dependence on oil, and
the state of our schools.
prevent foreclosures for as many as 4 million homeowners -- and
lower interest rates and lift home values
for millions more -- we are implementing a plan to allow lenders
to work with borrowers to refinance or restructure their
mortgages. On Wednesday, the Department of Treasury and
Housing and Urban Development released the guidelines that lenders
will use for lowering mortgage payments. This plan is now at
restore the availability of affordable loans for families and
businesses -- not just banks -- we
are taking steps to restart the flow of credit and stabilize the
financial markets. On Thursday, the Treasury
Department and the Federal Reserve launched the Consumer and
Business Lending Initiative -- a plan that will generate up to a
trillion dollars of new lending so that families can finance a car
or college education -- and small
businesses can raise the capital that will create jobs.
||Since when has economic law
changed, and businesses are no longer able to raise capital in the
private sector, and communism is now the order of the day, with
government capitalizing businesses?
we've already begun to implement the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act -- a plan that will save and create over 3.5
million jobs over the next two years -- jobs rebuilding our roads
and bridges, constructing wind turbines and solar panels,
expanding broadband and mass transit. And because of this
plan, those who have lost their job in this recession will be able
to receive extended unemployment benefits and continued health
care coverage, while 95 percent of working Americans will receive
a tax break beginning April 1st.
course, like every family going through hard times, our country
must make tough choices. In order to pay for the things we
need -- we
cannot waste money on the things we
administration inherited a $1.3 trillion budget deficit, the
largest in history. And we've
inherited a budgeting process as irresponsible as it is
unsustainable. For years, as Wall Street used accounting
tricks to conceal costs and avoid responsibility, Washington did,
kinds of irresponsible budgets -- and inexcusable practices -- are
now in the past. For the first time in many years, my
administration has produced a budget that represents an honest
reckoning of where we are and where we need to go.
also a budget that begins to make the hard choices that we've
avoided for far too long -- a strategy that cuts where we must and
invests where we need. That's
why it includes $2 trillion in deficit reduction, while making
historic investments in America's future. That's why it
reduces discretionary spending for non-defense programs as a share
of the economy by more than 10 percent over the next decade -- to
the lowest level since they began keeping these records nearly
half a century ago. And that's why on Wednesday, I signed a
presidential memorandum to end unnecessary no-bid contracts and
dramatically reform the way contracts are awarded -- reforms that
will save the American people up to $40 billion each year.
because we cannot bring our deficit down or grow our economy
without tackling the skyrocketing cost of health care, I held a
health care summit on Thursday to begin the long-overdue process
of reform. Our ideas and opinions about how to achieve this
reform will vary, but our goal must be the same: quality,
affordable health care for
every American that no longer overwhelms the budgets of
families, businesses, and our government.
__________ for every American"
Fill in the blank: cars, refrigerators, air conditioners, TV's,
milk, produce, meat, clothing, housing, gas.
Who has proven more capable of providing these things:
capitalism or communism? Why are these things not found in
abundance in nations with stronger, more powerful, more active
Why will Obama's government be able to evade fundamental
economic law and do what no other government has ever been able to
this is a moment of challenge for our country. But we've
experienced great trials before. And with every test, each
generation has found the capacity to not only endure, but to
prosper -- to discover great opportunity in the midst of great
crisis. That is what we
can and must do today. And I am absolutely confident that is
what we will
do. I'm confident that at this defining moment, we
will prove ourselves worthy of the sacrifice of those who came
before us, and the promise of those who will come after.
||Each generation of Americans, or
each generation of politicians?
Kevin Craig's Platform:
- "Vine & Fig
Tree" - the original American Dream - work,
profit, save, invest, enjoy - not "easy to borrow,"
perpetual debt; not "invade other nations" to secure our
- No more Bailouts
- No more inflation
- No more wasteful government spending.
(Or do I repeat myself?)
Making the New Year Extraordinary by
all year long
The Message of Christmas and the Principles set forth by the Christ
(the Messiah) who came that first Christmas are the real solution to
America's problems. The Federal Government is at war with Christmas and
Way of Peace" announced by the Prince
1:1-18 - The Incarnation
- The Word became flesh. The Creator of the universe becomes a
human being. He came to His own, but His own did not receive
Him, preferring darkness rather than light.
State is God walking on Earth"
The 2 parties are cooperating rival sects in the world's most
powerful religious cult.
- Eyewitnesses of the Messiah recorded their testimony. Co-Founder
of the Harvard Law School says their testimony would prove
the resurrection in any court of law in America, at
one time a Christian nation.
|No longer a
Christian nation, American courts routinely release the guilty
and condemn the innocent.
- Jesus was a descendant of King David.
is a distant cousin of both Dick Cheney and George Bush
Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power
- Jesus was a descendant of Abraham.
All those who submit to Jesus as the Messiah (the rightful king
of the earth) inherit
the promises made to Abraham
reject the Messiah do not inherit the promises made to Abraham,
even though Bush
defends their right to do so.
- John the Baptist prepares the way for the Messiah, as
prophesied of Elijah.
|As you read the Gospel
accounts, ask yourself how you would react if you knew these
accounts were really true. Not just true in some
"religious" sense, but reported in the New York Times, proven
in a court of law, or acknowledged by your personal hero. (How
do you know something is true? Do you even have any
"heroes?") How should you change your life if your Creator
became a human being? How should Washington D.C. react if this human
being claimed to be the true Ruler?
- The Angel Gabriel announces the conception of the Messiah, who
will be given the throne of David.
- The unborn John recognizes the mother of the Messiah.
|Bush-Obama would chop the unborn
John and the unborn Jesus into stem cells for "medical
1:46-56 - "The Magnificat"
- “He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their
hearts.” Luke 1:51
|The Bush Administration is filled
with the power-hungry, who commit adultery in reality or in fantasy.
- Zacharias, John the Baptist's
father, prophecies the birth of Jesus
|The expectations of Zacharias are
180° opposite those of the Bush-Obama Administration.
- Joseph told about the Incarnation.
"Jesus" means "salvation"
"Immanuel" means "God with us"
|The Bush Administration thinks it
Obama thinks he is Immanuel.
- The Prophet Micah predicted
that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Jesus' parents
lived in Nazereth. Therefore God predestined
Caesar to issue a decree (probably relating to taxes) that would
bring Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem before Jesus was born.
|Bush claims the same global power
of confiscation and migration as Caesar did. Thousands of Christians
have been forced to move out of Iraq to make way for Bush's Islamic
- An army of angels announces the birth of the Messiah, saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace to those
with whom He is pleased!”
end is to glorify God and live in peace.
The Bush Administration's chief end is to erect a "wall
of separation" between God and government so that the State
gives no glory to God, and to wage war, thereby "stimulating
- “Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known
the saying which was told them concerning this Child. And all
those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them
by the shepherds.”
|Washington D.C. isn't listening.
- Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem to obey Leviticus 12:8,
which suggests that they were not rich.
|Washington politicians are among
the richest and most financially secure people in America.
- Anna the Prophetess is another well-known Godly person who
acknowledges that Jesus is the Child promised by the prophets.
|Where is the Anna of our day who
tells us we can trust Washington D.C. to bring salvation?
- "Wise men from the East" knew of Micah's prophecy
that the King of the Jews would be born in Bethlehem.
|Are there any wise men around the
world who place their confidence in George Bush, Henry Paulson,
Paul Krugman, or Barack Obama?
- The kings from the east present the Messiah with "gold,
|Rather than bestowing wealth on
the King, Obama-Bush confiscates the wealth
- When Herod got word of the birth of a rival king, he behaved
in a perfectly logical way (for someone who wants to protect
his power): he massacred all male babies the age of
Jesus. Herod recognized that Jesus was a threat to Herod's
|Every day in America 4,000 unborn
babies are murdered. These babies must threaten something.
Millions of Americans who call themselves Christians, on the
other hand, are no threat to tyranny.
None of them are being killed. Bush has killed a thousand times
more human beings than Herod did, and confiscated a billion times
more wealth than Herod did.
Party Radio Address:
Response of the Republican Party
Saturday Morning Radio Address
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Roy Blunt (MO-07) Delivers Weekly Republican Address
|'Hello, I'm Missouri
Congressman Roy Blunt. I serve on the House
Energy and Commerce Health Care subcommittee and chair the
Health Care Solutions Working Group here in the House of
|'I attended President Obama's
health care summit Thursday afternoon. I appreciated the
opportunity and again told the President that I'm ready to work
together to improve health care in America.
are worried about their access to quality, affordable health
care and they are looking for responsible solutions. Republicans
agree, and we
are committed to developing new and innovative solutions to fix
what's broken, while making sure that we keep what works.
Let Americans develop the "new and
innovative solutions" they want, not "we"
Government is what is broken. Health care was great in
America until politicians stepped in.
'Republicans are committed to access, affordability,
competition and a quality system that puts patients and doctors
in the driver seat.
'I agree with President Obama that if you like your current
health insurance plan, you should be allowed to keep it. But
that's not what is currently being discussed in Washington. Some
people are spending a lot of time talking about how to spend
more of your money on bigger government run programs. I'm
concerned that if the government steps in it will eventually
push out the [a] private health care plans that millions of
Americans enjoy today. This could cause your employer to simply
stop offering coverage, hoping the government will pick up the
'Just imagine a health care system that looks like a
government run operation most of us are all too familiar with --
the local DMV. Lines, paper work, taking a number. Or how about
another government agency -- the IRS.
|The IRS is utterly
repugnant to American ideals, and should be abolished. Why
haven't Republicans led the charge?
'I don't want our health care to resemble that system and you
probably don't either. That's why real
competition is the key -- it encourages innovation so
that the health care treatments and services available to you
are the ones that you need and you want. Republicans are
committed to common-sense solutions that promote competition and
'Not surprisingly the government never gets the price right:
overpaying for some services, underpaying for others. It's also
a system that leads to unfair rationing
'Part of that comes from the backward way the government
looks at problems. Washington is the only place that tells you
how much they care about something based on how much it costs,
instead of how well it works.
|I don't understand
this line. Since when has government cared about costs?
Or is Blunt saying that government cares more about a program
the more it costs? That makes sense.
'America has the best doctors, health care providers and
hospitals in the world. Republicans will lead the effort to make
health care work for Americans. We'll also lead the fight
against any proposals that undermine your ability to get the
treatment the doctor you choose recommends.
'This is Roy Blunt, thanks for giving me a moment of your
What Would America's Founding Fathers Do?
The men who threw tea into the Boston Harbor over a tax of 3 pence
per pound would not be happy with a tax ten times greater on
every gallon of gas. Those who took up muskets over a total tax burden
of less than 3% would not be happy with the
fact that the federal government now takes more
than half of everything you earn.
Today it is illegal for public school teachers to teach their
students that the Declaration of Independence is really true (and not
just an outdated historical document). The federal government is clearly
at war with everything the Founding Fathers stood for.
America's greatest Americans would abolish
today's federal government.
Muskets are Not an Option
There are two reasons why we should not take up arms to pull off the
violent overthrow of the federal government, even if America's Founders
would surely do so. First, the feds have nukes. Second, violent
revolution is unChristian and unBiblical. We must beat our swords
into plowshares and use persuasion to
abolish tyranny. This is time for a revolution
Revolution Won't Come in a Day
John Adams once wrote that the American
Revolution began in 1761, when Massachusetts attorney James Otis
began legal challenges to the Writs
of Assistance. He lost the case, but "American
independence," Adams wrote, "was
then and there born." Now do the math. That means it took 15
years to convince the rest of America to declare Independence
(1776). Then another seven years of war was required before a
Peace Treaty was signed (1783), and then six years before the
Constitution was finally ratified (1789). That's almost 30 years. (And
Jefferson said we shouldn't go 20
years without another rebellion!) How can we hope to convince
Americans to fight for principles they were never taught in government
schools? We need to be in this battle for the long term. "Eternal
Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."
Every great athlete has a coach.
If you want to be a great American you need a coach.
If you want to achieve great things for your country, you need a coach.
Imagine what you could do if George Washington, "the Father of his
could travel through time and be your personal coach.
The results could be extraordinary.
Find out why you need a personal coach, and why GeorgeWashingtonCoaching.com
is the foundation for an extraordinary life.
The Internet Can Speed up the Revolution
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Politician Who Voted for the Bailout, No Matter What
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|Help End the Mexican Civil
Black-market profits caused by drug prohibition fund a civil war
in Mexico that's threatening to spill over our borders. Drug
profits also fuel the terrorists who are killing U.S. soldiers
in Afghanistan. It's time to dry up the black-market profits.
It's time to end drug prohibition.
Congress Read Their Bills Before Voting
Make Congress read every word of every bill they create before
they vote on it.
Urge your Representative and your Senators to sponsor
DownsizeDC.org's “Read the Bills Act” (RTBA).
The Federal Reserve System constantly inflates and deflates the
supply of money and credit, causing booms and busts. It's time to
get off this roller-coaster. It's time to end the Fed.
No government money, whether borrowed or taxed, should ever be
used to bailout private financial interests. If you agree, please
send Congress a message telling them so.
- A Backdoor Real ID Card|
Real ID is dying. But the Department of Homeland Security has a
new plan to subject every American to a national ID card anyway.
They plan to pick off one occupational field at a time, starting
with the maritime industry. One man is fighting back. Meet him,
and help stop this backdoor Real ID plan.
the Killer Horse Hormones
The FDA "outlawed" the use of Estriol, an estrogen
medication that's bio-identical to human estrogen. Doctors must
now prescribe animal-derived estrogen instead. Are bio-identical
hormones dangerous, while animal-derived hormones are safe? No.
The practice of medicine is moving to chemically identical to
human hormones and away from animal hormones. Learn why the FDA
decided to endanger women's health in this way, and take action.
If the government suspects you used your house or car in a crime,
they can take it and sell it at auction. They don't even have to
prove your guilt. They call this practice civil asset forfeiture,
but it's really theft. It violates the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and
14th Amendments. It also encourages law enforcement to put profits
before justice. Tell Congress to end civil asset forfeiture.
an Iraq Referendum
Americans keep debating when, how, or if to leave Iraq. Maybe we
should ask the Iraqi people what they want. After all, it's
their country. Tell Congress to request that the Iraqi
government hold a public referendum on the U.S. occupation. Learn
and Trade" is not the way
The politicians seem to be unifying around "cap and
trade" as a way to cut CO2 emissions. If they take this
step it may be the largest increase in the size, scope, and
intrusiveness of government since the creation of Medicare.
Worse still, it may not even achieve its purpose. Please tell
Congress to oppose "cap and trade." Learn
Big government prospers through failure. Each new failure is used
to justify more spending and new powers. Wasteful spending in Iraq
is the latest example. One way to change this is to hold
government accountable. A new bill in Congress seeks to provide
some of the needed accountability. Please support it. Learn
the War for Terror
U.S. policy has inflamed the Middle East. It has made
terrorism more likely rather than less. We seem to be fighting a
war for terror, rather than on
terror. This policy must stop. The place to start stopping is
with Iran. We must not attack Iran. War with Iran would
devastate our economy, disrupt world oil supplies, and recruit
more terrorists. Click
here to stop this war before it starts.
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