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Higher costs on the way folks….

Posted: 28/02/2009 in Uncategorized
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I made mention several posts ago of the fact that our energy costs were going to begin skyrocketing at a pint in the near future. Seems people forget that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Most of the people I spoke to scoffed at the idea, since the fees for the cap and trade scheme we know as the RGGI auctions were going to be covered by the energy producers. Those fees will be passed down to the consumer in the form of higher rates.

A Wall Street Journal article lends support to this claim, although most people should be well aware of the coming increases by now. The article, Carbon Trading To Raise Consumer Prices says; “The cost of energy for consumers would be driven higher in President Barack Obama’s proposed budget by a carbon cap-and-trade system that is projected to raise about $80 billion a year starting in 2012.” That sounds like a lot of money, and it is, especially considering that the price will actually be paid by those who can least afford the increases.

Lower income people pay the same rates as those who are better off, so the disparity between the two groups is readily apparent when you look at these costs as percentage of income. Obama claims that he wants to reduce this disparity in income, and intends to accomplish this task by imposing a greater tax burden upon the wealthy, those making over 250 thousand dollars a year, and cutting the taxes upon the poor.

Apparently, Mr. Obama has never read the tax codes. If he had, he would realize that this wouldn’t work, simply because those who really are poor pay no taxes. How can you cut a tax that is not being paid? You can’t, of course, but have no fear. The Great B.O. has a plan. In true Marxist fashion he will tax the increased taxes from the wealthy, and give them t the poor in the form of tax credits.

The article, by Stephen Power, goes on to say; “Mr. Obama’s aides say his plan would provide a refundable tax credit of up to $400 for working individuals and $800 for working families. The credits would phase out between $150,000 and $200,000 for a married couple, and between $75,000 and $100,000 for an individual.” A classic tool for the implementation of distribution of wealth. The question is how much of these fees are actually gong to reach a level where they will do the most good for society as a whole?

Obama’s goals are little more than pipe dreams, with slim to no chance of success. One of the precepts is that the carbon credits are projected to garner approximately 20 dollars per share by 2012, when this plan is expected to become implemented. That’ll be quite a trick as the market for trading in carbon futures is currently on the decline, and has slumped by at least 30% or more over last year. The trend is expected to continue.

This is a clear sign that the current administration will need to rely upon reverence of the masses towards Gaia and the trappings that go along with this misplaced allegiance. We can expect an increase in the cries of the global warming alarmists towards a greater urgency for these taxes to be imposed as a way of reducing CO2 emissions. It won’t work though. We get well over eighty percent of our energy needs from carbon based fuels. And we will continue to do so for at least the next several decades.

What will really happen is that everyone’s taxes will be increased, but in such a way as to hide the fact that your taxes have been increased. The government does this on a regular basis, and nobody complains because they haven’t increased taxes, merely the fees charged for various services. Services that are supposed to be paid for by your tax dollars. Watch this video;

And along with those services and the accompanying dollars attached to this stimulus, and presumably much of the impending economic legislation, come a whole new set of strings tied to this money. Little clauses and demands that allow the federal government more power than they are supposed to be wielding. Morons like Baldacci and the rest of the socialist ilk in Maine don’t care about the strings, however. It has become their dream come true.

A big, uncontrollable central government which will make all of the decisions, and provide for the well being of the populace. We already see the future being molded today by the regionalization of the state’s school district, and the increased control over the state level educational bureaucracy. The county jails have been taken over by the state prison system. What will come next?

It is one thing to be able to provide for those in need, and we should provide for those who truly need assistance. These higher taxes and fees we will be forced t pay through the higher cost of the goods and services we by will not likely be passed on to those who really need the help. Thus we will not really be accomplishing the good we think we will be doing by giving in to these alarmist cries of immediate need, dire urgency, and coming cataclysm.

Mt 6:34
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

By succumbing to the urges to prevent this global warming catastrophe and rushing to soothe our consciences by paying for these bogus cap and trade schemes, such as the RGGI we currently have here in New England, we merely further the dynasty of Gaia. A false god. The green lobby wants us to believe that we are responsible for the coming destruction of this planet by excessive CO2 production, which leads to increased levels of global temperatures, destroying our environment.

But think of it this way. God has a plan for us, doesn’t he? Why would you believe that he would allow us to cheat him out of His plans for us by allowing us to destroy the planet He has created? Riddle me that one, joker.

By the way, my newest book, Is Plum Creek Right For ME? is now available. I found it interesting to discover all of the little conspiracies brewing in the back wods of Maine.

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I watched the puppet dance his little jig on the stage of the house to a captive audience of drooling, mentally deficient senators and congressmen the other night. I was not impressed. Not one bit. The man should have been wearing green tights and carrying a little bow and arrow. Robin in the Hood. Or should I say Robin of the Hood in this day and age. Maybe a little pointy hat would have made the picture work as well.

But no matter what your take of this collection of verbiage was, the USSA is now open for business. We may not have officially changed our name yet, or sewn the hammer and sickle into the field of our flag, but it is now here to stay. For a while at least. The socialistic policies and theories that Obama wants to hoist onto our backs will be swiftly enacted, further corroding international opinion of us and guaranteeing an extended economic recession, perhaps even peering over the edge into the abyss of depression before things turn around.

Maine is not immune from this affectation, and in fact has become one of the leading states in the rush to dissolve our freedoms, and embrace Marxism. Comrade Baldacci has led the state of Maine in a direction we should never have gone. And we went willingly, beguiled by the speech of the traveling snake oil salesman. Smooth and lilting, like a spirit in the woods, we were led into the worship of Gaia.

Mother Earth has become the god of the people.

In today’s turbulent times, we look for solace, peace for our weary souls. But instead of looking towards the one true God, we looked within, and found it easier to worship the lords of instant gratification, self indulgence and greed. We followed the liberal path of self absorption belayed by social activism and environmental salvation.

Stop global warming became the cry of salvation. Save Mother Earth! Instead of examining our conscience, we now examine our carbon footprint. Instead of spreading a message of truth and light, we spread a message of self destruction, caused by our own selfish excessive consumption and disregard for the environment.

I believe we can safely say that we may well have arrived upon the threshold of the end times. While the antichrist himself may not be seated upon the world throne, his spirit breathes through the voices of our new President and his minions, as well as those who support the cause of globalism.

Re13:5
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Re 13:6
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Re 13:7
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Re 13:8
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Re 13:9
If any man have an ear, let him hear.

Today, as our elected representatives discuss and debate the steadily increasing deficit, after having passed the stimulus bill securing the socialist stranglehold upon this once great nation, helped along by our own Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, we must ask ourselves where we stand.

We must stand upon one side or another. But which? Do we stand with the liberal ideology that creates a bigger and bigger government with each budgetary cycle? Do we stand with a government that takes from the wealthiest without their consent, and gives to those who have no desire to be responsible for their own advancement? Do we side with those who would enslave us through the religion of Gaiaism, binding us to the false claims of global warming? Do we side with those who would lock our commerce to the standards desired by the World Bank and the UN? Do we stand with the democrat who seeks to abolish our freedoms, steal our rights in exchange for being taken care of by the governing officials?

Or do we take a stand to be right? Luke chapter twenty three speaks of the crucifixion of Jesus, and at one point mentions that there were two ‘malefactors’ or criminals, one on either side of Him. I find it interesting that even today, these two men summarize all of the human beings that have ever lived. On the one side, we find a man who seems to taunt Jesus, saying If you are truly Gods Son, save yourself. This man is like many of us today, skeptical, and looking for something physical to bolster his own conscience.

But on the other side, we find a man who automatically knows that Jesus truly is the Son of God. He has no need for a false faith to massage his own ego and conscience. Both of these men took a stand. One man took a stand of disbelief, relying instead upon the outward signs of the world to live by, as those today do when they believe the false claims of the servants of the One World. Mother Gaia. The other man took a stand to believe simply because he knew the truth.

Which side will you take a stand upon? Will you take a stand to fight for and defend freedom? Will you throw off the trappings of globalism and the worship of the false god Gaia?

When the final darkness spreads across the land, where will you stand?

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I’ve written many entries concerning what may well be the most divisive issue to ever strike the state of Maine. This book, Is Plum Creek Right For ME? summarizes the bulk of my research, and the decision I finally made in support of, or opposition to, the development of Maine’s last special places.

You may be surprised at my conclusions, and you may not agree with them, but after over two years of research and discussion, the conclusion this book arrives at is the only one I will support. Unlike others who have supported or opposed this development based solely upon another’s claim of support or opposition, I arrived at my own conclusions, and came away with some observations you may find surprising about our little state of Maine.

There seems to be a lot more going on in the backwoods of Maine than one would believe possible.

If you wish to purchase this book simply click onto the title link and you will be taken to a secured ordering site. Enjoy the read.

Exactly how many morons do you think it takes to run the world?

I don’t have that answer, and probably nobody does, but Barak Hussein Obama certainly looks like he’s going to try to find that answer. Obama ran for office on a platform a change and unification of the country. A man who could solve our problems. Somebody who could balance the budget, balance the economy, balance our lives. Ayuh, he’s balancing all right. Just like a drunk on a high beam.

It hasn’t even been the whole hunnert days of honeymooning that presidents seem to be allowed, and already he’s screwed this nation up beyond repair. Everybody oohed and aahed, giggled and tee-heed over the fact that we seemingly have put our racial issues to rest, having elected the nation’s first black man to the presidency.

So what happens? He appoints Eric Holder as his chief attorney general. In Holders first big speech and according to a VOA article, he “re-ignited a debate over the state of race relations in the United States” Instead of leaving it alone, he prodded the debate over racial inequality and differences, tearing open old wounds and discussions. I’m sure he’s going to pay big for that speech down the road.

And all the while secretly stirring the pot of discontent behind our backs, we find that the Great B.O. is really none other than Robinhood in disguise. Or is it Karl Marx? Either way, it amounts to the same wax dummy in the museum. Take from the rich and give to the poor. Socialism at its finest hour.

Brings to mind some of the Holy Rollers and their attempts to connect Obama to the mark of the beast and the Antichrist. I’m not going to try to guess as to whether the seals have been broken, but one of the trains I was following led me to John 8:44. Obama is the 44th president, so I figure what the heck, what do all of the chapters and verses with the number 44 have to say. Weeellll, John 8:44 says “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” I know, a stretch, but I still found it interesting.

So now he claims he’s going to balance the budget and return the US to a comfortable position of having the deficit at 3% of the GDP. Hahahahahaha. Good one Prez!

Let’s do some headlines

New York Times; Obama Has Plan to Slash Deficit, Despite Stimulus Bill

LA Times; President Obama’s budget will seek to cut deficit in half

Houston Chronicle; Official: Obama wants to halve budget deficit by term’s end

The Washington Post; Obama’s First Budget Seeks To Trim Deficit

That’s only four out of a dozen papers I looked over this(Sunday) morning. All of them cried the same old tale. Obama wants to slash the deficit in half. So why did he push to have this stimulus package get passed into law? There’s a long story behind this legislation, and it comes from the heart of the left coast philosophy of socialism to its core.

What no one seems to be talking abound is the number of strings attached to this bill. Everybody talks about what they want to do with the money they’re going to be getting. But nobody wants to talk about how they are going to pay for it. Nor are they willing to discuss the requirements. I have read in many of these articles of veiled threats directed to a few of the state governors that are questioning the wisdom of this Bill.

This stimulus bill was a bad idea, right from day one, no matter how you look at it. Collins and Snowe were wrong to support it, and their support of the bill will ultimately become their greatest political liability. I do not expect either one of them to be re-elected, should they decide to run again.

The Houston Chronicle says of the issue “Obama’s budget director, Peter Orszag, told lawmakers recently that even after the economy recovers, annual deficits could reach $750 billion or so and steadily exceed $1 trillion by the end of the next decade. And, Obama himself has said, without decisive action, “trillion-dollar deficits will be a reality for years to come.” Our deficit could exceed 1 trillion dollars a year for the next ten years. I’m never going to be able to retire, am I?

And yet this fool we elected as president wants to half the deficit, concentrating on Bush’s legacy deficit as a benchmark. What a moron. Presidents are puppets, and I really have to wonder who is pulling this man’s strings. Who exactly is making the minstrel dance in this little skit? Record spending, and he complains that we’re spending too much. Are we sure Obama’s not really a woman?

To get to the meat of this post, the HC says “Barack Obama wants to cut the federal deficit in half by the end of his first term, mostly by scaling back Iraq war spending, raising taxes on the wealthiest and streamlining government, an administration official said Saturday as the president worked to finalize his first budget request.” We already knew he Iraq war was off the table as the agreement to pull out was signed under Bush’s watch. But Obama plans to tax the wealthiest of Americans to pay for all of these new welfare programs he wants to initiate and grow.

Just like Robinhood did in the fairy tales. Doesn’t his crowd realize that it is the rich people who provide employment for the poor? If they have to pay more taxes, how severely will that hurt the growth of the economy in the long run? The Washington Post says “Obama also seeks to increase tax collections, mainly by making good on his promise to eliminate some of the temporary tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003. While the budget would keep the breaks that benefit middle-income families, it would eliminate them for wealthy taxpayers, defined as families earning more than $250,000 a year.” Interesting that he intends to increase the tax those making 250 grand or more a year, but the middle class gets off without any punishment.

In other words, the Great B.O. got very little political support from the rich, and they are in fact a small minority in the greater scheme, but the middle class, who were great supporters of Barak Hussein Obama, get rewarded. Hmmm. Maybe there is something behind John 8:44.

Exactly how many morons do you think it takes to run the world?

I don’t have that answer, and probably nobody does, but Barak Hussein Obama certainly looks like he’s going to try to find that answer. Obama ran for office on a platform a change and unification of the country. A man who could solve our problems. Somebody who could balance the budget, balance the economy, balance our lives. Ayuh, he’s balancing all right. Just like a drunk on a high beam.

It hasn’t even been the whole hunnert days of honeymooning that presidents seem to be allowed, and already he’s screwed this nation up beyond repair. Everybody oohed and aahed, giggled and tee-heed over the fact that we seemingly have put our racial issues to rest, having elected the nation’s first black man to the presidency.

So what happens? He appoints Eric Holder as his chief attorney general. In Holders first big speech and according to a VOA article, he “re-ignited a debate over the state of race relations in the United States” Instead of leaving it alone, he prodded the debate over racial inequality and differences, tearing open old wounds and discussions. I’m sure he’s going to pay big for that speech down the road.

And all the while secretly stirring the pot of discontent behind our backs, we find that the Great B.O. is really none other than Robinhood in disguise. Or is it Karl Marx? Either way, it amounts to the same wax dummy in the museum. Take from the rich and give to the poor. Socialism at its finest hour.

Brings to mind some of the Holy Rollers and their attempts to connect Obama to the mark of the beast and the Antichrist. I’m not going to try to guess as to whether the seals have been broken, but one of the trains I was following led me to John 8:44. Obama is the 44th president, so I figure what the heck, what do all of the chapters and verses with the number 44 have to say. Weeellll, John 8:44 says “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” I know, a stretch, but I still found it interesting.

So now he claims he’s going to balance the budget and return the US to a comfortable position of having the deficit at 3% of the GDP. Hahahahahaha. Good one Prez!

Let’s do some headlines

New York Times; Obama Has Plan to Slash Deficit, Despite Stimulus Bill

LA Times; President Obama’s budget will seek to cut deficit in half

Houston Chronicle; Official: Obama wants to halve budget deficit by term’s end

The Washington Post; Obama’s First Budget Seeks To Trim Deficit

That’s only four out of a dozen papers I looked over this(Sunday) morning. All of them cried the same old tale. Obama wants to slash the deficit in half. So why did he push to have this stimulus package get passed into law? There’s a long story behind this legislation, and it comes from the heart of the left coast philosophy of socialism to its core.

What no one seems to be talking abound is the number of strings attached to this bill. Everybody talks about what they want to do with the money they’re going to be getting. But nobody wants to talk about how they are going to pay for it. Nor are they willing to discuss the requirements. I have read in many of these articles of veiled threats directed to a few of the state governors that are questioning the wisdom of this Bill.

This stimulus bill was a bad idea, right from day one, no matter how you look at it. Collins and Snowe were wrong to support it, and their support of the bill will ultimately become their greatest political liability. I do not expect either one of them to be re-elected, should they decide to run again.

The Houston Chronicle says of the issue “Obama’s budget director, Peter Orszag, told lawmakers recently that even after the economy recovers, annual deficits could reach $750 billion or so and steadily exceed $1 trillion by the end of the next decade. And, Obama himself has said, without decisive action, “trillion-dollar deficits will be a reality for years to come.” Our deficit could exceed 1 trillion dollars a year for the next ten years. I’m never going to be able to retire, am I?

And yet this fool we elected as president wants to half the deficit, concentrating on Bush’s legacy deficit as a benchmark. What a moron. Presidents are puppets, and I really have to wonder who is pulling this man’s strings. Who exactly is making the minstrel dance in this little skit? Record spending, and he complains that we’re spending too much. Are we sure Obama’s not really a woman?

To get to the meat of this post, the HC says “Barack Obama wants to cut the federal deficit in half by the end of his first term, mostly by scaling back Iraq war spending, raising taxes on the wealthiest and streamlining government, an administration official said Saturday as the president worked to finalize his first budget request.” We already knew he Iraq war was off the table as the agreement to pull out was signed under Bush’s watch. But Obama plans to tax the wealthiest of Americans to pay for all of these new welfare programs he wants to initiate and grow.

Just like Robinhood did in the fairy tales. Doesn’t his crowd realize that it is the rich people who provide employment for the poor? If they have to pay more taxes, how severely will that hurt the growth of the economy in the long run? The Washington Post says “Obama also seeks to increase tax collections, mainly by making good on his promise to eliminate some of the temporary tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003. While the budget would keep the breaks that benefit middle-income families, it would eliminate them for wealthy taxpayers, defined as families earning more than $250,000 a year. Interesting that he intends to increase the tax those making 250 grand or more a year, but the middle class gets off without any punishment.

In other words, the Great B.O. got very little political support from the rich, and they are in fact a small minority in the greater scheme, but the middle class, who were great supporters of Barak Hussein Obama, get rewarded. Hmmm. Maybe there is something behind John 8:44.