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Dr. Robert Owens Announces his newest book January 31, 2017

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Then Came Trump

In Then Came Trump Dr. Robert Owens shares insights about where we have come from, where we are now, and where the Donald promised to lead us.  Featuring Dispatches from the History of the Future these essays are guaranteed to provide food for thought as current events you remember are placed in an historical and constitutional context.  A text without a context is a pretext.  In today’s world of fake news the progressive spin of the wall-to-wall megaphone of the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBSNPR cartel pumps out its left-leaning version of the day’s events.  This combined with the stories they make-up out of whole cloth need to be balanced.  This book is an attempt to provide that balance. We have labored in the darkness of the Obamanation.  We have waited for a light at the end of the tunnel that was not another progressive steamroller chugging down the tracks.  We have looked for anyone who could cut the Gordian Knot and loose the potential of America again.  Then came Trump.

Available on Amazon today.

Trump Hits it Out of the Park January 30, 2017

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In a political world trained to the wretched rhythm of the perpetually re-elected and their focus-grouped nuances never meant to clarify as much as cover their rear-guard the penetrating pronouncements of President Trump are like a breath of fresh air in a partially sealed coffin.

On the one hand we have a trimmer like Big Bill Clinton of New York’s Sixth Crime Family.  When confronted about his perjury he had the chutzpah to look directly into the camera and say, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”  The most definitive, declarative thing he ever said to us was, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

This is emblematic of what we have been conditioned to expect, the lowest common denominator of plausible deniability wrapped up in the quivering forthrightness of a lie labeled as the truth.

On the other hand we have The Donald.  Standing in the belly of the beast, surrounded by the political hacks who have been hacking us up he had the courage to say, “For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.”  Looking into the camera he did not hedge and equivocate like the ex-lawyer Bill Clinton.  He did not try to lead us off on a fool’s errand to build democracy around the world in countries who don’t want it like George the Second.  He did not wax on for hours using the word I more than anything else like the self-absorbed narcissist BHO.

No, Mr. Trump not only called a spade a spade he tossed the whole deck in the air for a political version of fifty-two pick-up when he continued, “Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered — but the jobs left, and the factories closed.”

After years of hearing nothing but the cha-ching of politicians making fortunes as public servants.  After decades of wondering what happened to the Reagan Revolution as Progressives from both sides of the twin headed bird of prey that makes up the Government Party finally we heard from the Country Party when our President Trump said, “The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.”

And now after the first week of an actual working president he also nailed the media’s hide to the wall.  Not only were working people who believe in America First cheering we were giving him a standing O when he said, “I think the media is the opposition party in many ways.”  How long have we thought that?  They are no longer a watch dog.  They became the Democrat’s attack dog long ago.  For a perfect example of their biased presentation of the gatekeepers compare the recent so-called “Woman’s March” and the March for Life.

The Woman’s March got wall-to-wall coverage the week before it was scheduled no doubt ginning up attendance.  This led to wall-to-wall coverage by an army of reporters and cameras while it was going on followed by a week of glowing reviews and video highlights.  Now reflect on the March for Life.  This massive event has filled the streets of Washington every year since the abomination of Roe v. Wade in a vacuum.  There is the partisan bias of the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media in stark relief.

The Democrat Party is in disarray.  Hillary may be contemplating a talk show to make hers the face of the opposition to America First.  The Ego from Chicago may be planning on moving into his Washington mansion and popping out at propitious times to voice the collectivist reaction to America First.  And we always have Pocahontas in the wings ready to do a war dance, a rain dance, or just shout old soviet slogans against America First. And of course the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party or as they are also known, the media will be right there to supply the sights and sounds and film at six against America First.

Luckily we have someone who is ready to stand up and voice the heart-felt cry of so many who believe in America First.  Our President Trump seized the moment and captured the spirit of the age when surrounded by the thieves who came in the night to steal the American dream he said:

That all changes — starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

At that moment and in many others since he has captured lightening in a bottle, said exactly what we have been waiting to hear, and hit it right out of the park.

Can I get an Amen?

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

A Workaholic as President January 27, 2017

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We have seen more positive pro-American results flow from the work station of Donald Trump, once known as the Oval Office; then we did in eight years of nothing but drama Obama.  Starting at 6 AM in the morning and working all day our new president is on the job.

I think the shell-shocked Progressives are dazed and confused, “Why he’s following through on his promises, now whoever saw a politician do that before?”  Every time The Donald tweets out another zinger or wills another wall into production, every time they see their plans for knocking us down a peg or two dashed in Make America Great Again the America Last crowd cringes.

Carroll O’Connor the left wing actor made a fortune lampooning hard working members of America’s majority with what he and his Hollywood friends saw as the 1970’s version of Bitter Clingers or Deplorables.  The Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media are still dedicated to shoving their vision of a multicultural smelting pot down our throats every night on TV and every week in movies but there is another vision rising out of rural America that has taken center stage.

We aren’t racist, or sexist, or any of the other words the statist invent to demean us because hard working people who believe in family, faith, and American exceptionalism come in all colors, sexes, ethnicities, and religions.  It isn’t based on class because people from all walks of life and every level of income reject the “From each according to their ability to each according to their need” siren song of the centralizing would be commissars.

We hold pro-life marches to mark the anniversary of the legalization of infanticide.  We have held taxed enough already TEA Party gatherings.  We have participated in the massive rallies during the run-up to the triumph of Trump.  These have been marked by peaceful gatherings that usually leave places cleaner than when we got there.  Another aspect of all these mass meetings and marches is that the corrupt media either ignores us entirely, lies about our numbers, or distorts what we are doing.

We are too busy working to occupy anywhere.  We are too busy building, creating, and making things go to become professional agitators.  We don’t have  the wall-to-wall free advertising and cheer leading that is given to the astro-turf grass roots on the left.  One thing we did do was come out of the shadows long enough to foil the coronation of the Queen of New York’s Sixth Crime Family.  One thing we did do was cast enough votes to tell the world that we want to Make America Great Again.  And now with a workaholic as President let’s getter done!

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

Science Fact Swallows Science Fiction January 25, 2017

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Not too long ago I began a science fiction novel, which has always been a dream of mine, and since I finally broke through the fiction wall last year with my book, America’s Trojan War I thought it was time.  I even had a plot that had been rattling around in my mind for years.

I began working in what I call Writing Mode, which is where I go when consumed with the writing of a new book.  Typically I will rise at about four in the morning and write for twelve hours, sleep and repeat until done.  Building on the years of pre-writing and research that precedes the first chapter I often stay in continuous Writing Mode for weeks at a time.

This process has led to the completion of a dozen published books and several more that are currently working their way through the publication pipeline.  In my mind’s eye I could see my long anticipated science fiction novel spring fully formed from my forehead much as Athena sprang from Jupiter’s in the Greek Myth.  The anticipation of a successful creative birth drove me on.

Here is the plot that inspired me.  A couple of scientists who were also husband and wife, he a world renowned geneticist and she a programming superstar, decide to translate the human genome into computer code.  Once they have completed this herculean task they decide to hack the code. When they do they are immediately confronted with the entity that wrote the code and transported into an endless array of parallel realities.  In these multiple realities it seems each was the invention of another and like a reflection of a reflection in a mirror these wheels within wheels stretched infinitely off into life begetting life.

Through struggles, temptations, and conflict the pair of scientific Argonauts chased the golden fleece of knowledge searching for the prime cause.  For they knew that every sequence has its beginning, and there must always be not only a first domino to fall but also someone to knock it over.

Then in what was meant to be a stunning and thought provoking climax our intrepid duo finally break through to the final reality and find themselves using their hacked DNA code to birth a new reality.  Thus the circle is unbroken and life begets life begets life begets life in an eternal cycle and the prime mover remains veiled while the unnatural source of nature reverberates through reality.

That was the plan.

Unfortunately the reality of science fact swallowed my science fiction.  First the CRISPR-Cas9 comes along.  This is a remarkable technology that enables geneticists and medical researchers to edit the genome by removing, adding, or altering sections of the DNA sequence.   There goes the revolutionary idea of hacking the genome.

This was followed by a headline which provided the final nail in my science fictional coffin, “Lab-Made DNA Used to Breed a Life Form for the First Time.”  This article continued to hammer away at my fictional ideas of creating life by introducing modified genetic codes into reality and thereby willing existence into reality.  The author, Clyde Hughes, put it this way, “Lab-made DNA has been used to breed a life form for the first time by expanding the genetic code with the help of common E. coli microbes.”

Not satisfied with dashing my dreams of wowing people with outlandish concepts the article added, “Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California modified common E. coli microbes to carry expanded genetic material which they believe will eventually allow them to program how the organisms operate and behave.”  As my imagination was corralled by reality the following posts were driven into the now to confine my musings of the future:

“Scripps Research scientist Floyd Romesberg said his colleagues have created a single-celled organism that can hold on indefinitely to the natural DNA mix in synthetic-base material.”

“You can think of these unnatural nucleobases as X and Y.”

“Romesberg said the challenge with X and Y … was that they would lose their code as they divided. Graduate student Yorke Zhang and Brian Lamb, an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow, used a tool called a nucleotide transporter to allow X and Y to be copied across the cell’s membrane.”

According to Zhang, “The transporter was used … , but it made the semisynthetic organism very sick.”

The author of the article interjected, “The researchers found a way to modify the transporter that alleviated the problem, making it easier for the organism to grow and divide while holding on to X and Y.”

And finally the author and the scientists ganged up on me and delivered the death blow to my science fiction fantasy about creating life when they delivered this, “The researchers said their next step is to study how their new genetic code can be transcribed into RNA, the molecule in cells needed to translate DNA into proteins.”

I figured why write a fictional novel about what is now reality.  Therefore to compensate for this extreme case of Writus Interruptus and to live out the rituals and exigencies of my artistic Pon farr I waded into the depths of writing mode birthing two new books which will soon be available.  These books are: Then Came Trump, wherein I share insights about where we have come from, where we are now, and where the Donald promised to lead us.  And The More things Change the More They Stay the Same, which deals with the development of the secular political religion which is jingoistic patriotism using the three presidential assassinations of the 19th century as case studies.

Reflecting further on the startling announcement that humanity now has the power to create life I am reminded of an old story.

A scientist says to God, “You’re not so much I can create life right here in my laboratory.”

God answers, “Is that so?”

“Yes, it is and I challenge you to a contest.  Let’s see who can create life faster and better, you or I” responded the scientist filled with pride over his great ability.

“All right,” said God “let’s give it a try.”

With that God stoops down and picks up some dust and starts molding it in his hands and the scientist grabs his test tubes and starts pouring liquids back and forth.  God pauses and looks at the scientist and says, “Hey, get your own dust.”

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

Upcoming Book Signing Events with Dr. Robert Owens January 24, 2017

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January 27 – 29 Des Moines, Iowa @ Iowa State Fairgrounds 4-H Building Friday 5-9PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM

February 3 – 5 Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ Hawkeye Downs 4400 6th St. Friday 5-9PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM

February 10 – 12 Ottumwa, Iowa @ Bridgeview Center, 102 Church St. Friday 5-9PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM

February 24 – 26 Waterloo, Iowa @ McElroy Auditorium 257 Ansborough Ave. Friday 5-9PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM

March 10 – 12 Des Moines, Iowa @ Iowa State Fairgrounds 4-H Building Friday 5-9PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM

March 17 – 19 Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ Hawkeye Downs 4400 6th St. Friday 5-9PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM

March 31 – April 2 Marshall Town, Iowa @ Central Iowa Fairgrounds 1308 E Olive St. Friday 5-9PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM

 

NEW BOOK COMING SOON

Then Came Trump

In Then Came Trump Dr. Robert Owens shares insights about where we have come from, where we are now, and where the Donald promised to lead us.  Featuring Dispatches from the History of the Future these essays are guaranteed to provide food for thought as current events you remember are placed in an historical and constitutional context.  A text without a context is a pretext.  In today’s world of fake news the progressive spin of the wall-to-wall megaphone of the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBSNPR cartel pumps out its left-leaning version of the day’s events.  This combined with the stories they make-up out of whole cloth need to be balanced.  This book is an attempt to provide that balance. We have labored in the darkness of the Obamanation.  We have waited for a light at the end of the tunnel that was not another progressive steamroller chugging down the tracks.  We have looked for anyone who could cut the Gordian Knot and loose the potential of America again.  Then came Trump.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

Trump Makes America Great Again – Why Wait January 18, 2017

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I know the snowflakes and their geriatric leaders are freaking out because they have lost the keys to the gravy train.  However, out here where Americans work every day to pay the bills our President, The Donald isn’t waiting to take the oath to fulfill his oath to us.

Just like the interminable hostage crisis that Jimmy Malaise Carter couldn’t solve solved itself when the Gipper took the oath of office.  As Ronaldus Magnus placed his hand on the bible and raised his hand the Ayatollahs deiced, “We don’t want to mess with him,” and sent them home.  So too as BHO’s death grip on the throat of American enterprise weakens people begin to see the light at the end of the collectivist tunnel. Just the promise of fewer regulations, tax relief, and the Commissars returning to their faculty lounges is enough to inspire entrepreneurs to hope again.  It is enough to ignite America’s Can-do class to once again plan and project growth instead of stagnation.

Just look at what has already been announced and imagine what will happen once the assault on American enterprise has finally ended.

As reported by Warner Todd Huston in Breitbart:

Ford: 700 Jobs to Start

As January began, Ford Motor Company went public to tell Donald Trump that they are ready to deal with the new administration and also noted that at least 700 new jobs were on the table with more to come as the year rolls onward.

SAP SE: 400 Jobs

German business-software maker SAP SE is adding nearly 400 jobs to its Pittsburgh and suburban Philadelphia facilities, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Amazon.com: 100,000 Jobs

Amazon is eyeing a huge expansion starting this year and recently announced it intended to add up to 100,000 workers to its retail staff in new facilities across the nation.

Many of these jobs will be in brand new fulfillment centers the online giant plans to begin building this year.

Lockheed Martin: 1,800 Jobs

Aeronautics leader Lockheed Martin told President-elect Trump that it intends to hire over 1,800 new workers in the coming months.

Indeed, Lockheed feels that its expansion will bring even more jobs indirectly. CEO Marillyn Hewson said of the new jobs, “when you think about the supply chain across 45 states in the U.S., it’s going to be thousands and thousands of jobs.”

GM: 1,500 Jobs and $1 Billion Investment

General Motors said this month that it is looking to re-invest in factories in the U.S.A. and will add some 1,500 or more jobs to its roster of workers. The plans will include a one-billion-dollar plan to build new manufacturing lines in the U.S.

Bayer AG: $8 Billion Investment

The Trump transition team is touting a commitment by German-based Bayer AG pharmaceutical company to invest an additional $8 billion in the U.S.A. in research and development in cooperation with Monsanto AG.

The announcement came on the heels of a “very productive meeting” between the Trump team and Bayer CEO Werner Baumann and Monsanto chief Hugh Grant.

Walmart: 10,000 Retail Jobs, 24,000 Construction Jobs

Retail giant Walmart is eyeing an expansion plan to build new stores that will eventually amount to some 10,000 new jobs in outlets across the country. But it will also mean up to 24,000 jobs for construction workers needed to build the new stores.

Walmart intends to build at least 59 new stores in fiscal year 2017, according to a statement by the company.

LKQ: 150 Jobs and New HQ in Tennessee

Publicly traded automotive company LKQ Corp is establishing a new headquarters in the Nashville, Tennessee, area. It is a sign that the company feels that the automotive industry in the U.S. is on track to grow in the age of Trump.

Add to that other announced industry expansions: Carrier 1,100; US Steel 10,000; IBM 25,000; Soft Bank 50,000; Dow Chemical 1,000; Tesla 1900; Sprint 5,000; One Web 3,000; Black & Decker 100; Chrysler 2,000; Toyota 5,000; and Apple 2,000 and it becomes apparent how much change some real hope can inspire.

During the tenure of our Regulator-in-Chief it is estimated that 107,000 jobs were created or saved per year.  Since the unexpected victory of Himself and even before the official beginning of the Trump Revolution by my estimation he has added 220,650.  Not bad for a prequel.  Just imagine the growth we will see in the coming years.

Remember the Democrat controlled Creature from Jekyll Island will do its best to slow or sink the economy.  The rent-mob Progressive grass-roots simulation will do its best to agitate.  The nomenclature in Congress and the bureaucracy will do its best to malign, de-legitimize and possibly impeach The Donald.  However, I believe that they will not be able to get the lightening back in the bottle.  I believe that unlike the Reagan Revolution this re-birth of the American Spirit will not be betrayed and sold out by a thousand points of light and led into decades of darkness.

Keep the faith.  Keep the peace.  We shall overcome.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

Fake News is Old News in the Drive-By Media January 12, 2017

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You want some fake news?  I’ve got some fake news for you right here.

The GOP has no plan to replace Obamacare.  That is the headline the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media try to scare the low information voters with.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

As reported by Matt Vespa in Red State: The GOP not only proposed alternatives to the monstrosity of Obamacare at the time they had been advancing proposals before BHO was even elected.  We can start with the five comprehensive health reform proposals that have actually been introduced in Congress:

  1. Ten Steps to Transform Health Care in America Act (S. 1783) introduced by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) July 12, 2007.
  2. Every American Insured Health Act introduced by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bob Corker (R-TN) with co-sponsors Tom Coburn (R-OK), Mel Martinez (formerly R-FL) and Elizabeth Dole (formerly R-NC) on July 26, 2007.
  3. Senators Bob Bennett (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Healthy Americans Act on January 18, 2007 and re-introduced the same bill on February 5, 2009.
  4. Patients’ Choice Act of 2009 introduced by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Richard Burr (R-NC) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Devin Nunes (R-CA) on May 20, 2009.
  5. R. 2300, Empowering Patients First Act introduced July 30, 2009 by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA).

In addition, the GOP has developed a rich menu of potential replacement plans for Obamacare that are not of the centrally planned socialist sort but instead conservative market-oriented health policy:

Then there is the plan Bush the Younger actually proposed in 2007 which was shot down by the Democrat majority.

It was a sweeping health reform plan that would have replaced the current tax exclusion for employer-provided coverage with standard tax deductions for all individuals and families. The Bush plan called for a tax deduction that would have applied to payroll taxes as well as income taxes. Moreover, if one were worried about non-filers, the subsidy could easily have instead been structured as a refundable tax credit in which case even those without any income taxes would have gotten an additional amount. This is the kind of policy detail that easily could have been negotiated had the Democrats been in a cooperative mood in 2007. They were not.

What’s sad is that the Bush plan actually was superior to Obamacare when it comes to providing universal coverage. Remember, Obamacare actually does not provide universal coverage. The latest figures from CBO says that when it is fully implemented in 2016, Obamacare will cut the number of uninsured by only 45%, covering 89% of the non-elderly. Even if illegal immigrants are excluded, this percentage rises to only 92%. In contrast, the Bush plan (without a mandate!) would have cut the number of uninsured by 65%.

And looking back even though that font of fake news “If you like your doctor,” Obama says that he tried to get the Republicans to contribute to the creation of Obamacare however the record is very different.  He didn’t consult with them at all.  Instead he rammed it through using legislative tricks and deceit.  It was an unconstitutional law to begin with, and it hasn’t improved with age.  Even today Democrat leaders continue to perpetrate the fake news that Obamacare was a bipartisan effort.

So how does the soon to be extinguished and soon to be reversed and repudiated Obama regime react to the flurry of fake news in their allies the Drive-by Media?  Why of course they seek to censor everyone else by passing the “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” which of course is designed to stop anything that contradicts the establishment’s fake news, disinformation, and propaganda.   How fake can you get?

And if his parting shots are not enough there is the promise from the Regulator-in-Chief that he isn’t going anywhere.  He campaigned on Hope and Change and all we can do now is hope for change.  Four years of anti-American foreign and domestic debacles that will prayerfully end as We the People make America great again.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

Solution to the Social Security Shortfall January 10, 2017

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What is the maximum amount you pay into Social Security?

When you have wages or self-employment income that is covered by Social Security, you pay Social Security taxes each year up to a maximum amount that is set by law. That amount has changed frequently over the years. For 2016, the maximum amount of taxable earnings is $118,500.

That means if you have income of two million dollars in 2016 you only pay the Social Security tax on 118,500.

Why in all the razmataz about making the millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share is this never mentioned?  All our Progressive fellow-citizens ever talk about is raising income tax rates which always leaves loop holes for the rich who can afford tax shelters, tax lawyers and armies of accountants while Joe Six Pack pays the new rate.

If the political savants who occupy the seats of power really want to cover the coming Social Security shortfall and make the system solvent for years to come close this loop hole.  Require everyone to pay social security tax on everything they earn including payouts from trust funds, dividends from stocks, interest from bonds, etc.

Just like a flat tax let everyone pay the same rate just level the playing field and let the rich pay on everything they make just as those who make less than 118,500 per year have to.  Problem solved.

Does anyone think this will ever happen?  Does anyone think this will ever even be proposed?  It is just like ending abortion by using the constitutional authority of Congress to limit the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court over abortion and making the abomination of Roe V Wade moot.  The simple solution is never even mentioned, let alone proposed or debated.

It’s like a shell game run by a huckster on a card table in the park.  Move the shells after every election and no one ever finds the pea.

The next time you hear one of our purveyors of the perpetual political ponzi programs say they are going to fix the Social Security shortfall listen carefully for the one solution which would solve the problem.  You will undoubtedly hear the crickets serenade you back into the semi-conscious nearly comatose condition they hope defines the average American voter.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

The Lamest Duck of All January 5, 2017

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Long ago and far away, back in an America before Hope and Change changed our hope to dread, we used to have peaceful and dignified transfers of power when one party replaced the other in the Oval Office.  When Bill Clinton and Ross Perot defeated George the First he left Bubba the following note:

Dear Bill,

When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too.

I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described.

There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I’m not a very good one to give advice; but just don’t let the critics discourage you or push you off course.

You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well.

Your success is now our country’s success. I am rooting for you.

Good luck,
George

That was a class act and a hard one to follow especially for people who allow partisanship and acrimony to eclipse good taste and good manners.

Even the Clinton loving New York Times reported that the transition from the Clinton Inter-lewd to George the Second was anything but dignified.  It was instead sophomoric. According to the Times:

The General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress, said today that “damage, theft, vandalism and pranks did occur in the White House complex” in the presidential transition from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush. The agency put the cost at $13,000 to $14,000, including $4,850 to replace computer keyboards, many with damaged or missing W keys.

Some of the damage, it said, was clearly intentional. Glue was smeared on desk drawers. Messages disparaging President Bush were left on signs and in telephone voice mail. A few of the messages used profane or obscene language.

“A Secret Service report documented the theft of a presidential seal that was 12 inches in diameter from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building,’’ next to the White House, on Jan. 19, 2001, the accounting office said.

Six White House employees told investigators that they had seen graffiti derogatory to Mr. Bush on the wall of a stall in a men’s room. Other White House employees saw a sticker in a filing cabinet that said, “Jail to the thief,” implying that Mr. Bush had stolen the 2000 election.

Following in the tradition of the now discredited and finally discarded Clintons the classless exit is being delivered not by nameless faceless staffers but instead by POTUS himself on the world stage.  Unfortunately the last days of our first anti-colonialist president and his anti-American regime is marked by the only bi-partisan approach of his divisive reign.  RINOs in Congress are helping him in his efforts to torpedo the incoming Trump Revolution from accomplishing the work we have sent them to the swamp-on-the-Potomac to accomplish.

From the president who sent his own campaign team to Israel to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu in his election we get hyperbolic outrage at accusations of Russian hacking and leaks during the 2016 presidential campaign.  He says he knew about the hacks months ago.  Yet he didn’t think they were worth mentioning until his hand-picked successor and his policies were rejected at the ballot box.

Now he fires a salvo of impotent sanction at the Russians.  Putin laughs them off as the ineffective flailing of a lame duck.

Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona told MSNBC, President-elect Donald Trump was the real target of the sanctions, which booted 35 Russian intelligence operatives out of the U.S. and shut down Russian intelligence complexes in New York and Maryland.

“This administration somehow has the notion that this would change the election. They’re really trying to delegitimize the election itself. That’s the main motivation here,” said Franks, a member of the House Committee on Armed Services.

“And I think it’s just unfortunate that this president forgets that most of these e-mails came from WikiLeaks, who claimed they got them from disgruntled DNC staffers.”

In addition to being misdirected they were ineffective and merely showed the impotence and ineffectiveness of the Obama Administration.  According to former UN Ambassador John Bolton Putin showed utter contempt for Obama in his measured response to his President Obama’s better never than late response to the accusations of Russian hacking.

Kellyanne Conway, who will serve as Trump’s counselor to the president, told CNN Thursday, “I will tell you that even those who are sympathetic to President Obama on most issues are saying that part of the reason he did this today was to quote ‘box in’ President-elect Trump.”

Personally I would like to echo an astute observation by Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst “The perception that an outgoing U.S. president is trying to box in and sabotage the foreign policy of his successor hurts the global reputation of America’s democratic system.”

We also have BHO’s stunning reversal of American policy allowing the condemnation of Israel to go forward.  After protecting Israel with our veto power since 1949 in the waning days of his soon to be repudiated and reversed Progressive regime BHO ordered his team at the UN to abstain from a key vote.  Thus the anti-Jewish UN was finally able to condemn Israel and add fuel to the flames of hatred.  Not only did the Obama administration refuse to block the move they are accused by Israel of helping to write the resolution and for pushing others to vote for it.

The blizzard of economically strangling regulations continued to pour out of the Obama White House even as it slowly sinks beneath the political horizon.  President Obama poured on thousands more new regulations in 2016 at a rate of 18 for every new law passed, according to an analysis of his team’s expansion of federal authority.  While Congress passed just 211 laws, Obama’s team issued an accompanying 3,852 new federal regulations, some costing billions of dollars.

The 2016 total was the highest annual number of regulations under Obama.  The proof that it was an overwhelming year for rules and regulations is in the Federal Register, which ended the year Friday by printing a record-setting 97,110 pages, according to the analysis from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

We only have one president at a time.  We all get that.  And until January 20th 2017 that is still BHO.  Unless he does an abrupt U-turn, ends his attempts to undermine his successor, thwart the will of the people, and show a little class to his everlasting shame he may well be remembered as the lamest duck of all.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

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