Saturday Morning Radio Address
|Two years ago, we set out on a
journey to change the way that Washington works.
|We sought a government that
served not the interests of powerful lobbyists or the wealthiest
few, but the middle-class Americans I met every day in every
community along the campaign trail – responsible men and women
who are working harder than ever, worrying about their jobs, and
struggling to raise their families. In so many town halls and
backyards, they spoke of their hopes
for a government that finally confronts the challenges that their
families face every day; a government that treats their tax
dollars as responsibly as they treat their own hard-earned
||Do Americans really want the
federal government to "confront" the challenges we face,
or to stop creating the challenges we face?
|That is the change I promised as
a candidate for president. It is the change the American people
voted for in November. And it is the change represented by the
budget I sent to Congress this week.
||The promised changes all
represent a violation of his oath of office.
His spending is unconstitutional.
|During the campaign, I promised a
fair and balanced
tax code that would cut taxes for 95% of working Americans, roll
back the tax breaks for those making over $250,000 a year, and end
the tax breaks for corporations that ship our jobs overseas. This
budget does that.
||The unemployment rate is 7.6%
in January 2009. But while 92% of Americans work, a far
smaller percent pay taxes. It is impossible for Obama to cut taxes
for 95% of working Americans.
who make over $250,000/yr are probably responsible for creating at
least one other job. They should be given more tax breaks, not
promises to cut taxes make Obama Bush 2.0.
|I promised an economy run on
clean, renewable energy that will create new American jobs, new
American industries, and free us from the dangerous grip of
foreign oil. This budget puts us on that path, through a
market-based cap on carbon pollution that will make renewable
energy the profitable kind of energy; through investments
in wind power and solar
power; advanced biofuels, clean coal, and more fuel-efficient
American cars and American trucks.
also promoted "alternative" energy.
Obama is Bush 2.0
|I promised to bring down the
crushing cost of health care – a cost that bankrupts one
American every thirty seconds, forces small businesses to close
their doors, and saddles our government with more debt. This
budget keeps that promise, with a historic commitment to reform
that will lead to lower costs and quality, affordable health care
for every American.
||Bush made these same promises,
promises which involved Government "confronting" our
health care "problems."
Obama is Bush 2.0
The only way to lower the price of anything is to increase the
production. Obama cannot increase the supply of healthcare.
|I promised an education system
that will prepare every American to compete, so Americans can win
in a global economy. This budget will help us meet that goal, with
new incentives for teacher performance and pathways for
advancement; new tax credits that will make college more
affordable for all who want to go; and new support to ensure that
those who do go finish their degree.
||Bush also promoted government-run
Nothing has been a greater
disaster for Americans than government-run education.
Obama is Bush 2.0
|This budget also reflects the
stark reality of what we’ve inherited – a trillion dollar
deficit, a financial crisis, and a costly recession. Given this
reality, we’ll have to be more vigilant than ever in eliminating
the programs we don’t need in order to make room for
the investments we do need. I
promised to do this by going through the federal budget page by
page, and line by line. That is a process we have already begun,
and I am pleased to say that we’ve already identified two
trillion dollars worth of deficit-reductions over the next decade.
We’ve also restored a sense of honesty and transparency to our
budget, which is why this one accounts for spending that was
hidden or left out under the old rules.
What government program do we need?
Notice that he eliminates "programs" but the programs
he keeps are "investments."
"Honesty" is a word that does not belong in the same
sentence as "trillion dollar deficit."
|I realize that passing this
budget won’t be easy. Because it represents real and dramatic
change, it also represents a threat to the status quo in
Washington. I know that the insurance industry won’t like the
idea that they’ll have to bid competitively to continue offering
Medicare coverage, but that’s how we’ll help preserve and
protect Medicare and lower health care costs for American
families. I know that banks and big student lenders won’t like
the idea that we’re ending their huge taxpayer subsidies, but
that’s how we’ll save taxpayers nearly $50 billion and make college
more affordable. I know that oil and gas companies won’t like us
ending nearly $30 billion in tax breaks, but that’s how we’ll
help fund a renewable energy economy that will create new jobs and
new industries. In other words, I know these steps won’t sit
well with the special interests and lobbyists who are invested in
the old way of doing business, and I know they’re gearing up for
a fight as we speak. My message to them is this:
||Gas and Oil Companies deserve
tax breaks for exploring, drilling, refining, and transporting the
oil and gas we need. Millions would starve and die without the
goods and services provided by these companies. These companies
are truly productive, in stark contrast with Washington D.C.
"Renewable energy" (i.e., solar and wind) cannot
power America at our current standard of living.
|So am I.
|The system we have now might work
for the powerful and well-connected interests that have run
Washington for far too long, but I don’t. I work for the
American people. I didn’t come here to do the same thing we’ve
been doing or to take small steps forward, I came to provide the
sweeping change that this country demanded when it went to the
polls in November. That is the change this budget starts to make,
and that is the change I’ll be fighting for in the weeks ahead
– change that will grow our economy, expand our middle-class,
and keep the American Dream alive for all
those men and women who have believed in this journey from the day
||Both Obama and his
Republican respondent talk about "the American
Dream." Both destroy it.
|Thanks for listening.
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, February 28, 2009
Richard Burr (R-NC) Delivers Weekly Republican Address
|"This week, President
Obama shared with all Americans his priorities and concerns
about the serious economic challenges we as America are
facing. I appreciated his optimism and agree with him that our
country has the ability to overcome this significant economic
|"The strongest tool we
as Americans have is our ability to rally together and to find
solutions with unity of purpose. There is no limit to our
ability and potential when we as a nation and as a people work
disagreements between the two political parties in Washington
get all the headlines. What's not reported is the fact that Republicans
and Democrats agree on where we want to go, but we
disagree on how we're going to get there.
|"These uncertain times
present us with a defining moment. The actions and decisions
we make and the actions we take in our nation's capital and in
the state capitals across this country will have a profound
[effect] impact on the way of life for years to come.
|"Families facing tough
decisions at home know this because they are confronting the
same challenges. Washington needs to understand this reality
as well. It's difficult to fully appreciate, but every time
Congress and the President spends a dollar, it's actually a
dollar PLUS interest that our children and our grandchildren
will have to pay back.
|"We must remind
ourselves of this fact every single day. Unfortunately,
Washington is in a state of denial. Our spending habits
haven't gotten better, they've only gotten worse.
Hagan, Burr change positions on bailout bill : News-Record.com
: Greensboro, North Carolina
|"It seems that every
morning you pick up the newspaper, you're reading about
another multi-billion dollar government spending plan being
proposed or even worse, passed. The numbers are so large, and
the deficits so staggering, it's difficult for the average
person to imagine how much money we're [really] talking about.
We become numb to what the dollar figures really mean, or the
obligation that accompanies them. Let me take a moment to try
to explain what is happening in Washington right now, and what
it will mean for all of us down the road.
|"This week, the
president submitted to Congress the single largest increase in
federal spending in the history of the United States, while
driving the deficit to levels that were once thought
impossible. If we just look at what our debt spending will
cost us in interest payments alone, we are talking about 4
trillion dollars over the next 10 years, more than a billion
dollars of interest payments every day. Think of that 4
trillion as a finance charge on your credit card bill -- you
have to pay, but you get nothing for it in return. This
finance charge obligates more than $52,000 for every family in
America over the same 10-year period.
|"These payments don't
even make a dent in the balance we owe. In fact, the balance
on our credit card continues to grow as we continue to spend.
Like a family that finds itself choking under the weight of
credit card balances and finance charges, the federal
government is quickly obligating the American people to a
is why we must keep our eye on the big picture. For two
centuries, the American Dream has
depended on the simple belief that men and women work hard so
their children would have a better future. Looking at the
spending priorities of Democrats in Washington in the proposed
budget and over the past month, it's hard to escape the
reality that for the first time we could see the
American Dream vanish. Now, instead of working hard so our
children can have a better life tomorrow, we are asking our
children to work hard so that we don't have to make tough
|"It's long past time to
show restraint and to make the tough choices that will help
put our fiscal house in order. Generations of Americans past
have often been called on to make great sacrifices for their
country. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice. Is it not time
for [the] government to make sacrifices for future
generations? It's time for those elected to lead. Will we rise
to the challenge, and make the tough choices necessary? Or
will we simply hand the obligation to our children and wish
them good luck?"
|Thanks for listening.
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 of ideas.
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."
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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.
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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
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