Sky High And Here’s Why

December 9, 2010

Are all federal programs and federal spending bad? Of course not. But federal spending needs to be tied more closely to the Enumerated Powers & Duties of the Constitution.

  • Levy taxes and pay the federal debt
  • Provide for the common defense
  • Coin money (not print it at their pleasure!) and standardize the value of currency
  • Regulate copyrights and patents
  • Establish federal courts lower than the Supreme Court
  • Establish Bankruptcy laws
  • Initiate all bills for raising revenue (House only)

But our taxes are sky-high and here are some reasons why:

  1. More and more people are tapping into entitlement programs while the number of households paying NO federal income taxes has grown to around 47%.
  2. Cell phones paid for by the federal government?
  3. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided to all students in 13 states? The Nanny state is not only killing American tax dollars, it’s destroying American families.
  4. Paying farmers huge amounts to grow or not grow certain crops? Let the market determine what a farmer chooses to grow based on who will pay him a fair price to do so. Look how subsidies to farmers for corn affect childhood obesity.
  5. Unfunded mandates have got to go to. It’s unfair and unrealistic to expect the states to pay for every new law or regulation that is handed down by the feds. The tiniest new law generates huge bureaucracies.
  6. Giving money to countries who will never repay it or who use it against us. Saudi Arabia comes to mind. They accept our hand-outs (jets and military gear) yet still want us to do their dirty work (take Iran, the neighborhood bully), all the while funding radical Madrassas all over Pakistan and Afghanistan whose students goal is to kill us.

And the deficit proposal recently proposed by the bipartisan commission did not even propose to cut spending, only to reduce the rate of spending increases. It’s like ‘Prezbo’ freezing federal pay. Nice gesture, but don’t stop there. Those things will add up (ever say, wow how’d I spend that much? when looking at your monthly CC bill?), but it’s time for some heavy duty spending cuts too. Kill me now or drag it out.

Aloha, Mikie

KISS Your Senators and Representatives

September 15, 2009

We’ve all heard a lot lately about health care reform, deficit spending, government promises (my personal favorite is President Obama saying he will not sign any health care bill that raises the deficit one dime), etc. Pinocchio

Coverage of the Tea Party Express Across America and the demonstrations at the Capitol this past weekend gives one hope and encouragement. But here’s SOMETHING SIMPLE YOU CAN DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND IT’S EASY! Like the old adage, KISS (keep it simple, stupid).

Call, fax or email your Senators and Representatives today and simply ask them if they are IN or OUT. Click here for contact info on all your reps.

  • Sen. Inouye  Phone: (202) 224-3934, Fax: (202) 224-6747
  • Sen. Akaka  Phone: (202) 224-6361, Fax: (202) 224-2161
  • Rep. Hirono  Phone: (202) 225-4906, Fax: (202) 225-4987
  • White House Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 to get connected to any other members of Congress

It’s simple. Tell them if they don’t adhere to these 5 items, they’ll be out in 2010.


1.  I believe in a balanced budget and therefore will vote for a freeze in government spending until that goal is realized.

2.  I believe government should not increase the financial burden on its citizenry during difficult economic times; therefore I will oppose all tax increases until our economy has rebounded.

3.  I believe more than four decades of US dependence on foreign oil is a travesty, therefore I will support an energy plan that calls for immediately increasing usage of all domestic resources including nuclear energy, natural gas and coal as necessary.

4.  I believe in the sovereignty and security of our country and therefore will support measures to close our borders except for designated immigration points so we will know who is entering and why. I will vehemently oppose any measure giving another country, the United Nations, or any other entity power over US citizens.

5.  I believe America is the greatest country on earth and therefore will not apologize for policies or actions which have served to free more and feed more people around the world than any other nation on the planet.

Aloha, “Mikie”
Now Get Off Your Butts!
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