Obama and Democrats in Congress, actually want food prices to rise

obama-immeltWhat is happening today, however, is unique: this is the first time in American history when an administration is deliberately forcing food prices higher in order to increase dependency and extend government control over the economy.

There is hardship ahead even for those not dependent on government aid. Despite our nation’s vast agricultural resources, Americans are not immune to the kinds of food shortages that have existed throughout human history and that continue to exist in developing countries today. It takes only a short time for a nation to slip from abundance into impoverishment.

A century ago Romania, with its productive agricultural sector, was among the richest countries in Europe. The abundant harvests that had once fed Romania’s people were commandeered by the government and shipped abroad to bankroll the extravagant lifestyle of the rulers and to fund the state security apparatus necessary to defend it. This and fundamental mismanagement resulted in decades of hunger for the Romanian people.

For America the combination of corn ethanol mandates and a weak-dollar policy is, in effect, a “Romania-style” seizure of the nation’s food supply. The left is intent on gaining control of America’s natural resources — its agricultural and energy sectors, in particular — and for exactly the same reason they were seized in communist states such as Romania. The control of food and energy is the means by which the left hopes to gain permanent power over the American people.

America is approaching a future in which food will be expensive and in short supply. The combination of an ever expanding corn ethanol program and the demands of a tighter global market will make food less affordable and less available.

27421988-sad-children-hugging-his-motherWhat may not be so obvious is that the American left, led by Obama and Democrats in Congress, actually want food prices to rise, just as they want energy prices to rise, (see update on oil below)so as to create further dependency. If they did not, they would take simple measures to lower prices: eliminate ethanol mandates, eliminate protective tariffs, strengthen the dollar, and allow the free market to govern prices. But none of this will happen with the left in charge because high prices and shortages serve the interest of a party intent on centralized control of the economy.

This disaster can only be averted by the defeat of Obama and of the Democrat-controlled Senate , and by the removal of leftists from government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Human Services, and the Department of Agriculture. Above all, the nation must return to a free-market economy in which prices for food and all else are determined by supply and demand, not by the ambitions of leftists in Washington.

Jeffrey Folks

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Food prices have been steadily rising under Obama. The price of a pound of potatoes has gone up by a third, the price of a gallon of milk has increased by a fifth and the price of a 5lb bag of flour has gone up by a dollar.

Bacon was at $3.60 a lb under Bush. It’s now up to $5.60 a lb under Obama. The price of a whole frozen Thanksgiving turkey was at $1.32 a lb under Bush. It’s up to $1.81 under Obama giving Americans that much less to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

groceriesThe price of a tub of margarine went up from $1.50 to $2.10. But that won’t be a problem for long because thanks to Obama it may soon become hard to get margarine at any price.

Obama’s FDA is considering a ban on trans fat in foods. Like incandescent bulbs and cheap free market health insurance, margarine may become one of those things that you can no longer buy anymore.

It will also mean that many other foods will either be banned, become more expensive or taste worse.

The FDA had already mandated trans fat labeling on products. The new ban would not protect anyone; instead it would take away the right of Americans to choose what they eat. Under the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, the FDA was created to prevent “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors.” Its claim that trans fat in foods make them adulterated is a deliberate misinterpretation of its powers.

The FDA’s food policing powers do not give it the right to ban unhealthy foods. If they did, the FDA could outlaw every kind of junk food. And it has begun doing that with its argument that trans fats are unsafe because they are unhealthy; building up plaque in arteries and increasing the risk of heart attacks.

Here’s a short list of foods that build up plaque in arteries and increase the risk of heart attacks.

Milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, hot dogs, salami, French fries and eggs. The FDA has given itself the authority to ban everything from a glass of milk to a carton of eggs. And that’s not an exaggeration.

Last year a new study came out whose author claimed that eating eggs was as bad for the heart as smoking cigarettes, compared the egg industry to the tobacco industry and was followed by suggestions that egg cartons should carry health warnings like tobacco cartons.

Every time you see another one of those contradictory health warning stories, imagine that they can lead to a ban on everything from wine to chocolate to eggs

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Patrick Smith wrote of – Obama’s unabated childish desire to ruin Putin and Russia’s economy . And my thought perhaps kill oil production in the U.S for Obama’s Greenies. Kerry told the Saudis 1) to raise production and 2) to cut its crude price. Keep in mind these pertinent numbers: The Saudis produce a barrel of oil for less than $30 as break-even in the national budget; the Russians need apx $105.

Shortly after Kerry’s visit, the Saudis began increasing production, sure enough — by more than 100,000 barrels daily Other OPEC members are screaming for relief, and the Saudis make back-to-back moves certain to push falling prices still lower?

 

Barack Obama personally ordered the “stand-down” that caused the deaths of four Americans

hillary in front of caskets lying       Forty days before the election, Obama could not afford for al Qaeda to be resurrected from their premature grave and attack a US embassy. Afraid of scores of US casualties in an Obama-declared “normalcy zone” in the Mideast, Obama sent in two drones to monitor what happened—not to help consulate personnel, but to contain the problem—and the political blowback.

by Danielle Pletka: of the American Enterprise Institute

The media and the White House, suggested that it was confusion in chaos because of so many attacks (i.e., violent protests) in so many different places in the Muslim world that led to the muddling of facts about what happened where and when.

Not so according to Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute whose investigation revealed “…that officials from [Obama] on down were intentionally and falsely insisting the the 9/11/12 attack [in Benghazi] was not an act of terrorism is screamingly obvious.

Pletka was right although it would be about three weeks that a statement by the new US Army commander of Africom, Lt. Gen. David Rodriquez (when he relieved his predecessor, four star general Carter F. Ham), revealed that **Barack Obama personally ordered the “stand-down” that caused the deaths of four Americans.

Before he was relieved of his command on Sept. 11, 2012, Gen. Carter Ham led a very undistinguished, political-military career—which is likely why Barack Obama appointed him to head Africom. Gen. Ham proved that even a political soldier can be a patriot. He put his career on the line at a time when integrity was needed. Too bad he was not able to deploy his ready-response team to save two former Seals who also put their lives on the line that night—and lost them.

It was in August when Stevens first notified Washington of attempts to breach the consulate perimeter. The Pentagon launched two drones to patrol the skies over the consulate. One drone, although the White House has denied it, was armed with missiles. The other was armed with a video camera that allowed the DoD, the CIA and the White House Situation Room to have a real time video stream of what was happening in the compound at Benghazi.

Between Aug. 27 and Sept. 11, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, National Intelligence Adviser James Clapper and, of course Barack Obama received over 230 warnings from Benghazi before the attack on September 11. A real president would have taken the warnings from one of his Ambassadors seriouslyparticularly when that warning was preceded with 229 others…and holes in the embassy wall in which one was big enough to install a Mickey D drive-through in it.

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And, no real president would have downgraded the security of a compound on US soil in a very hostile Muslim nation to “save a few extra taxpayer bucks” for his green energy friends.

Someone in the Pentagon or the CIA took the threats seriously enough to schedule the drone to flyovers of the Benghazi compound at regular intervals. The DOD didn’t send the Marines that the emails sent by Stevens requested. Nor did the CIA—which was specifically told to “stand down” by the White House Situation Room. When the CIA was told to stand down Woods and Doherty told the CIA to screw itself and went to Benghazi.

In a September 2 email to Secretary Clinton, Stevens described a meeting he had with Benghazi’s Supreme Security Commander. In the cable, Stevens expressed concerns that Libyan police and security forces were too weak to keep the country secure. In that email Stevens said his fears were based on the growing strength of the Abu Salim Brigade in Dema—a small village just outside of Benghazi

Stevens suspected that the Abu Salim Brigade, supported by al Qaeda and possibly aided by Iran, would ultimately overthrow the provisional Libyan government. No one in Washington, least of all Barack Obama, listened to him.

Obama was engaged in his own personal war to get elected, which of course was more far more important to him at the moment than the lives of the State Dept. personnel in Benghazi.

Since Obama only attended about 1/3 of his daily security briefings during his first term, its likely that prior to the actual Sept. 11 attack on the Benghazi compound, he may well have been completely unaware of the fact that Libyan Security forces armed only with mace, billy clubs and whistles were the only thing standing between Ambassador Stevens, his small staff and Islamist terrorists armed with rocket launchers, mortars, hand grenades and AK-47s. The official duty of the Libyan security team was described as “traffic control.” (Since the death of his ambassador, Obama now has photo ops regularly in the White House Situation Room.)

After Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the following statement about not deploying troops without the intel that says its a good idea, career military people began talking. What they had to say suggests someone in Washington needs to be fired, and someone else needs to be impeached. The quote attributed to Panetta was: “…the basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on, without having some real-time information about taking place. And, as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

However, when Gen. Carter Ham, head of Africom, received the same emails that Panetta, Clinton and Obama received, he assembled a rapid response unit and informed Panetta he was ready to go. Ham was ordered to stand down.

He told Panetta to screw himself, telling the Secretary that he was sending his men in. Less than one minute later Lt. Gen. David Rodriquez told Ham—his boss—he had just been relieved of his command because he refused to obey a direct order from the Commander-in-Chief.

Obama then appointed Rodriguez as the new head of Africom. Now you know precisely who gave the order to “stand down” that resulted in the sacrificial death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, IT Specialist Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Glenn Doherty and Tyrone Woods for “political points.” (It is my personal opinion that any US citizen who votes for Barack Obama needs to forever refrain from ever again referring to themselves as someone who is even remotely patriotic.)

(Note: the Obama Administration also lied when it said that Doherty and Woods were assigned to personally protect Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi. That was a blatant fabrication. The former Seals, attached to the CIA, refused the White House order to “stand down.” They went to the Consulate and defended the mission with their lives. While neither man was on active duty in the US Navy at the time, both men deserve the US Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery above and beyond the call of duty.

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Before believing the blatant donkey kong excreted from both sides of Obama‘s mouth whenever he speaks, pay attention to the stream of emails from Stevens in Benghazi and the CIA in Tripoli sent repeatedly to the State Department,

The White House, the Pentagon and the CIA which confirm that on September 11, 2012 as the terrorist strike on the US Consulate began, the White House Situation Room, the Secretary of State, the CIA, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs and the Director of the CIA—and, for what he’s worth, Obama‘s Director of National Intelligence, retired USAF Lt. Gen. James Clapper who, in the end, is going to be expected to fall on his is Air Force Academy saber for Obama on this one, probably just before the Election as more Americans realize it was Obama himself who gave the “stand down” order. Clearly, the Benghazi mess is not going to go away anytime soon—particularly since the Obama Administration and the Democratic leadership has assured the media that this issue is much too serious to “rush through” before the election.

Win or loss, you can bet that on Nov. 7, the Benghazi affair will be protected by Executive Privilege. Hearings in the House—and in the Senate if the GOP picks up enough seats to regain control—will once again be stonewalled by the most “transparent Administration in the history of the United States” (Obama‘s words).

You can take that observation to the bank because there has been no bipartisan cooperation in the “cause and effect” assessments and decisions emanating from the Obama Administration. Obama, like Franklin D. Roosevelt before him, sees himself as a one-man executive, legislative and judicial entity who, by Executive degree, can empower himself with the authority of a king who answers to no one.

As we can see from the past four years, when you’re a community organizer with no real corporate or senior level executive government management experience, and when your key advisers—including your Attorney General and Solicitor General—see no evil in your political sins, you will have the trappings of absolute power. T

The American people have forgotten a time-honored adage which they very seriously need to remember. The only difference between a rut in the road of progress and an economic mass grave is the size and shape of the hole. When you can no longer patch the economic hole with money, someone in a black shroud holding a large, sharp scythe will be speaking the eulogy over this nation.

SOS-FBMeme

 

EPA is much more concerned with shutting down the fossil fuel industry than with improving the current system and our lives.

Last week, President Obama rolled out his climate change plan. A plan that will wipe out American jobs and raise electricity bills for hardworking American families across the country. President Obama needs to recognize that maintaining reliable and affordable energy is not something that just happens. When a switch is flipped, rarely do we stop and consider the tremendous amount of hard work and ingenuity that was required to light up a room or power equipment.
obama mansion Wonder if Obama’s family will be sitting in darkened rooms in his mansion? As, working people’s family’s must do because they cant afford the electric bill.

By and large, coal is what powers our economic engine. According to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), coal accounts for nearly 80% of the state’s electric generation. The reason coal remains a primary source of energy is not because of political gimmicks, subsidies, or special tax treatment. Coal powers America because it is cheap, abundant, and reliable.
The administration’s “War on Coal” threatens to eliminate coal as a viable option and replace it with unproven sources that cost more and deliver less. Even worse, if the president is successful, the coal industry and its thousands of Ohio employees will not be the only casualties. At a time when global competition is fierce, our businesses will be placed at an immediate disadvantage to nations like China, making it even more difficult to create jobs in America.

The news won’t be good for hardworking families, either, who can expect to see more of their paycheck going toward electric bills.
Coal energy does not have to come at the expense of the environment and the well-being of citizens. The coal industry has seen dramatic improvements in technology over the past several decades. New technologies have been adopted to capture, store, and reduce emissions.
It is important that research and development continues for clean coal technologies, since coal remains a proven, cost-effective method of generating the electricity necessary to grow the economy and power our communities.

Coal is not the single solution to our economic problems, but it should be part of the solution. America needs to adopt an all-of-the-above energy strategy that encompasses all forms of economically feasible generation. It is clear that the Administration isn’t interested in all-of-the-above. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, I have seen first-hand that the EPA is much more concerned with shutting down the fossil fuel industry than with improving the current system.

We need more than one source of energy to attain energy independence and security, and coal must be a part of the equation. The coal industry contributes significantly to the vitality of the economy within Ohio, and the regulations put forward by the President this week hamper the job market for Ohio. I, along with my Republican colleagues in the House, am working every day to take a stand against these destructive policies.

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Gibbs, since 2011, represents Ohio’s 7th congressional district in the House of Representatives. He sits on the Agriculture and the Transportation and Infrastructure committees.

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Barack Hussien Obama and handlers using the Cloward and Piven Plan

by Pat Buchanan

With the acts outlined below, Barack Hussien Obama and his
regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding
constituency of voters dependent on big
government; a vast privileged class of public employees (unions) who
work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and
installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.
Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme — all devised by
Barack Hussien Obama and handlers using the Cloward and Piven Plan
“Correctly attributed!!” says Snopes:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/overwhelm.asp

The health care bill had very little to do with health
care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions
of hospital and health care workers, as well as
adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will
join government employee unions).
Obama doesn’t care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans
will add trillions to the national debt.
What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of
those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government .
Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill
In the middle of a depression?

Cap & Trade.

Like health care legislation having nothing to do with
health care, Cap & Trade has nothing to do with global warming.
It has everything to do with redistribution of income, with government in
control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama’s biggest contributors.
Those powerful and wealthy unions andcontributors (like GE, which owns NBC,
MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants.
Make Puerto Rico a state. Why?

Who’s asking for a 51st state? Not Puerto Rico.
Who’s asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government
entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression?
Certainly not American taxpayers.

But this has been Barack Hussien Obama’s and his handlers plan all along.
His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and
a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.
Legalize 12 million illegal Mexican immigrants.
Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care
alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America
But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be
counted on to support big government.
Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to
dependent children, food stamps, free medical,
education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security

Stimulus and bailouts.
Where did all that money go?
It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN),
and unions — including billions of dollars to save or
create jobs of government employees across the country
.
It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep
paying union dues.
It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama
almost $1 million in contributions).
A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues).
All those public employees (unions) will vote loyally Democrat to protect
their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America ..
The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak
future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow
more powerful. The ends justify the means.
Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, andjob creators.
Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers,
redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did
nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama).
Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government.
Barack Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to
starve his political opposition.

With the acts outlined above, Barack Hussien Obama and his
regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding
constituency of voters dependent on big
government; a vast privileged class of public employees (unions) who
work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and
installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.

Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme — all devised by
Barack Hussien Obama and handlers using the Cloward and Piven Plan

“Correctly attributed!!” says Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/overwhelm.asp

As he has each February for years, Charles W. McMillion of MBG Information Services has compiled the stats on the industrial decline of his country under our free-trade presidents. Here are but a few numbers for the decade from December 2000, the month before George W. Bush took the oath, to December 2010, the end of Obama’s second year.

In that decade, America ran a total of $6.1 trillion in trade deficits, more than our entire economic growth. To finance those 10 years of deficits, America had to borrow $1.553 billion every day.And we wonder why China owns America.

In 2010, our trade deficit in manufactures alone rose 27 percent to $416 billion, far exceeding our trade deficit in crude oil. A decade of such deficits in manufactures has devastated the industrial states.

http://www.wnd.com/2011/02/267889/

Pat Buchanan