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Power Should Not Be Mistaken For Intellect

Power Should Not Be Mistaken For Intellect

Let’s have a quick tutorial about minimum wage, shall we?  It’s more simple than you might imagine.

When you don’t have 30 million illegal aliens working for cash and eating for free, there is no need to raise the minimum wage.  Period.  The End.  The supply for labor works off of demand, and there’s no reason for artificial embellishments and government intervention if you just let the water rise.  Moreover, you don’t need to try to find a manner in which to fund Medicaid, because, thank you Jimmy Carter, we’re still paying out other people’s money for it as well as Medicare.

What I’m saying is that the government is not needed in order to make the trains run on time, and, instead, they run on time a lot better when the government is not meddling with everything.

Now, let’s contrast that notion with the State of the Union Address.  Some “state.”

Mercy me.

The selling of the point that we need more government is a ruse, and the reason it’s a ruse is because it comes with the little tag line of “power”, and that power means someone tells you what to do instead of you relying upon yourself to determine what to do.  I happen to have had wonderful parents who raised me to be self-reliant, as were they and their immigrant parents, so as I now approach retirement I don’t need a nanny, and neither do my children, and to suggest we “need” that supplement is insulting, as it should be to any grown-up.

Oh, my.  Hot button there.

Grow up.  I might have just insulted half of America.

Are you part of the train, or part of the luggage?  Do you prefer being a baby or do you wish to nurture?  In more plain language, do you want to suck on the teat forever or stand on your own?

FAMSU160Now, according to Mr. Obama………………….we can’t.  We “need” him.  I don’t think so, Scooter, and he betrays his true ambitions by suggesting so.  Perhaps he still needs his mommy, but if you’re the leader of the free world it’s high time you quit suggesting everyone else needs a lifeline, and don’t present false promises or guarantees for which we simply cannot pay.

Ronald Reagan and presidents of his ilk challenged us to be better, and if anyone remembers the line from JFK it is to ask what you can do for your country————-even though he stole it from Khalil Gibran——-it’s the sentiment that counts.  Government is not a business, and why is it not a business?  Because it doesn’t have to show a profit, because if it had to show a profit it would be a Chapter 7 organization.

If people in Congress have to show no responsibility why would they challenge the citizenry to do so as well?  It’s a pattern of behavior and a pattern of irresponsibility, and so it goes……..malingerers lead by malingerers, and walking down a path of unsustainable means.

When does it end?  The day the printing presses quit running, and that is downright shameful.

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30 Responses to Power Should Not Be Mistaken For Intellect

  1. Mychal Massie
    Mychal Massie February 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Dan Bubalo: just wanted to say you hit it out of the park…great commentary and very true…

  2. Mychal Massie
    Mychal Massie February 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Dan: just wanted to say you hit it out of the park…great commentary and very true…

  3. Sharri Slater February 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    This video will show you just how ignorant Obama supporters actually are. I mean, they are dumb, dumb, dumb idiots.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

      sharri slater: his supporters make man in he street interviewees look like rhode scholars…thks for sharing like…

  4. Marilyn February 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    Thank you, Dan. The boiling point is about here. Unless this government wakes up and starts following the Constitution, we will have to take matters into our own hands. We need a lot more good congressmen to jump on board with Graham and Paul – I think that would help a lot.

    We all have been “set-up” – some realized it, some didn’t. Now, it’s time to dance to the music that has been written and continues to be written.

    It’s difficult for me, personally, to talk about what we would do without Medicare. Since most of we Seniors have been paying into it for a very long time and continue to do so after retirement, I’m sure I could have handled that pay out each month a lot wiser than the Federal Government has done. My big fat Insurance account would not be broke because I would have invested wisely and wouldn’t have funded a lot of asinine Federal programs or allowed Federal salary increases to come from my big fat insurance account. Anytime Federal Government tries and does usurp the people’s business they make huge mistakes and expect The People to pay for their blunders.

    I really like a lot of Latinos- Legal Latinos (and a lot of other legal folks). We all are ticked that now after some illegals have been in the U.S.A. for quite a few years, eating off of our paychecks, the illegals will be granted Amnesty and can become U.S. Citizens. My plan is very simple. AFTER illegals, no matter if they have been here for a decade or two, pay back every cent that they have milked American Citizens, then, and only then, can they be considered for U.S. Citizenship. 338.3 Billion dollars a year has been spent on illegals. That’s enough to stimulate the economy for American Citizens. Mind you, that is per year so multiply 338.3 x just five years and that’s a lot of putting our economy back on track. 45 Billion, per year, has been sent back to illegals homes in countries of origin. 12 Billion, per year, has been spent on primary and secondary school education and the illegal children and some can’t speak a word of English! They don’t want to. Whomever arrived at 338.3 Billion per year on illegals, must know that illegals cost us more than the war in Iraq!!! And, some of our troops are still there. Also, a hand-picked few who were supposed to come back to the U.S.A. were sent into Africa!

    It’s time to just say “No.” Females are urged to tell their would be boy friends who want to have sex, “No” “Just say NO.” Well, I’m tired of being told what to do and when to do it and that my house will be trespassed by some Sheriff once a year to search and nearly destroy my home, looking for guns. Americans should be tired of getting the screws put to them and it’s time to “Just say NO.”

    • Dan Bubalo February 19, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

      Like Reagan would often say, Marilyn, the ten scariest worlds in the world are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.”

      While people are being robbed of their rightful Medicare benefits (they are NOT entitlements because you paid for them) there is also the gross mismanagement of decades with respect to Social Security, which it may now be said was stolen from us.

  5. Stephen Lacey February 20, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    Santa Obama did not bring me what I wanted for Chistmas. And I might start crying. All I wanted for Christmas was to be left alone and free of the chains of big government. Looks like I really need to get my hammer(pen) out and start breaking my chains.

    • Dan Bubalo February 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

      Guess you didn’t get your “FREE” obamaphone, either, Stephen.

      I checked the mail every day and didn’t get anything FREE, either.

  6. Rita Metzger February 19, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    Why are the 67 million voters who chose the Republican ticket not being heard. We need to speak up and let the Republicans know we are still here and have not changed our priorities or our values. We are being overrun by idiots.

    • Dan Bubalo February 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

      Good point, Rita.

      There couldn’t be a better time to hold conservative legislators’ feet to the fire.

  7. DLB February 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Pure common sense Dan. When did all these people turn into dependent dopes who can’t help themselves? Or, where did they come from? It’s like we’ve been invaded.

    • Dan Bubalo February 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

      It’s part of a plot that’s run for decades, unfortunately, and before we knew it we were pant-less.

      Though I loathe that live, eat, and are treated medically without paying a nickel in tax, my bigger concern is that if they got in, how hard was it for the sleeper cells to get in?

      They’ve been staging in Havana at Castro’s largesse, and walking in through Mexico in droves, particularly since 9/11.

      • DLB February 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

        Very Scary thought Dan and I don’t doubt for one minute that it is happening. I sure wish someone who cares was in charge.

        • Mychal Massie
          Mychal Massie February 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

          dlb: it depends on what you want them to care about…obama cares he just doesn’t care about the things we do nor does he care in the same way we do…I’m sure Dan would agree…

  8. Gary Thomsen February 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    The old saying, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, after while everything starts looking like a nail”, has a basis in fact. If the only thing pounded into your head is socialism, then you think that is the only thing that will work. Never mind, as has been stated, that it never has worked, is not working and never will work. The stupid people we have elected have very closed minds and very little imagination. Add to that that they are not nearly as smart as they think they are, and we have a very dangerous situation. It is not the blind leading the blind in our country anymore; it is now the blind and stupid leading the blind, stupid and lazy. If you look at history with an unjaundiced eye, you can’t help but understand where we are heading. It ain’t purty folks. God help us; I pray this knowing we don’t deserve any of His help, as we turned our backs on Him long ago.

    • Dan Bubalo February 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

      You paraphrased Dean Wormer from Animal House when he addressed Flounder at his expulsion:

      Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

  9. Kwatz February 19, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    Obama’s whole economic policy reminds me of the old joke where the young wife asks her husband, “How can we be broke, we still have checks.” This administration not only equates power with intellect, but they also equate educational level with intellect. How else can you explain the fact that less than 25% of his appointments have worked int he private sector? That most hail from government, law or academia. It is ironic that these intellectuals in government actually think bigger government is better government. If the people in power are so intellectually superior, how can they espouse a philosophy that has, in all of history, NEVER worked? Kind of taints their intellectual credentials. So what we really have is a bunch of egotistical, elitist leftists trying to bring to reality what really seems good in theory but has never worked in practice. How many lectures do we need from Energy Secretary Chu that drilling for oil will not lower the price. Or lessons in business from a president who has less private sector experience that the swing shift manager at McDonalds. There will be a day of reckoning and it won’t be pretty. I am concerned but excited. Like the adage goes that the Chinese symbol for chaos and opportunity are the same. Turmoil begets change and change give us opportunity. Just because it will be ugly doesn’t mean it won’t be fun.

    • Dan Bubalo February 19, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

      Good one, Kwatz.

      I’ve know public educators, lawyers, administrators——-you name it———–who have all left to try their hand at private enterprise and run back to the security blanket of drinking at the public trough. (let’s leave Wellstone out of it for the sake of time constraints)

      If you lived your entire adult life without facing the demands of making a profit, much less making a payroll on a timely basis, you sure aren’t about to learn or much less care while being nursed by a publicly paid stipend every two weeks.

      It’s not a consideration for ANY of them, but they do not hesitate to mock or define that which they absolutely do not know.

  10. Noah February 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    When Obummer said that America was no longer a Christian nation and when the majority of voters bought into that belief, it had to happen soon that this once God-fearing nation would turn into an infested and immoral pit of ulcerated vermin.

    • Dan Bubalo February 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

      Great flourish at the end of your comment, Noah.

      And perfectly descriptive, unfortunately.

  11. Jim February 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Well put, you just did with your keyboard and brilliant mind-what Bruce Willis did in”A good day to Die Hard” movie that was just released. You pulled out all stops. Great blog

    • Dan Bubalo February 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

      Thank you, Jim. Makes me want to see the film

  12. Gen. Donald.ret. February 18, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    You have accurately hit the nail with a sledge hammer.As we all can recall Pres.G.W.Bush warned about the min.wage increase and this mess started by raising the minimun wage along with the oil companies fleecing all Americans,along with the well planned democrat stradgy of having their big campaign contributors lay off masses and foreclosings ushered in right before the 2008 election. The big enchilda now is: You can have a community organiser approach OR an executive approach. We diffently do not have the latter. Nice article looking forward to many more.

    • Dan Bubalo February 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

      Executive administration experience from either the military or the world of business is essential to understand the trouble we are in and what drastic action is required to pull out of the sink-hole, which is why a glad-handing poser is not the answer—————and his actions and naivete make that very clear.

      Making tough and practical decisions does not require a PR machine to insulate the person in charge.

  13. pblee February 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    OMG Dan!!! You have unwittingly exposed the actual, basic, fundamental, and most insidiously destructive lie at the heart of our current national situation (and the basis of everything that proceeds from the mouth of “Barry The Inept”.) America has been deceived into believing that the government IS A BUSINESS and its citizens are nothing more than its employees.

    Employees, not business owners, have no stake in the outcome, other than collecting a check. Why worry when the check will always show up in the mail? Why assume the responsibilities of ownership of the operation when it’s so easy to be an employee? Why bother investing oneself when one is pretty sure the government is going to confiscate most of the hard earned profits and redistribute them to those who have been bought in the last election cycle?

    I believe that most of this outrageous economic irresponsibility points to a growing black market in certain areas of our economy and an under the table and off the books way of conducting business in daily life. The greater the involvement of government, the greater the opportunity of skirting it. The higher ground in moral conduct will tank due to over-reaching goverment intervention. Anybody remember Prohibition? Anybody remember the USSR for that matter? Anybody remember growing up in the USA?

    • Dan Bubalo February 18, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

      Ah, Prohibition, pblee. How did that work out for everyone (too bad Joe Kennedy isn’t around and he could explain how it paid handsomely if you were in the inner circle.) Whatever, it didn’t eliminate drinking or the manufacture of alcohol.

      So maybe somebody can explain how well confiscating guns is going to turn out.

      We both know it will be those in the Black Market who profit and it will include a large foreign criminal element as well this time around.

  14. Pamela Arnold February 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    Drones and black helicopters…..oh my! I’ve seen them both. But since I’m not as popular as you, no where near as many. Thank heaven. You mentioned the day the Printing Presses quit running. I would say they have. For all that seems to be printed these days are propoganda material. Especially for our schools. And since “mommy’s boy” wants to be our nanny, and circumvents Congress at every turn, I think they have quit also. As has the television media. All we have left for now, are a few good conservative websites on the internet. And how long will that last once CISPA is in full force? We “need” Obama about as much as needing a hole to our head. And yes, even though the governement is not a business, they will lead us past Chapter 7, right into the greatest depression we have ever known. (We are already broke, both figuratively, and monetarily.) Leadership qualities can be ok under certain circumstances. But this is NOT leadership, it’s called Dictatorship. I have now, and always will have free will, regardless of whose Nanny they try to be. It’s a sad state/country of affairs.

    • Dan Bubalo February 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

      You’re right about the printing presses, Pam, and the “small amount of funding” needed to take care of patients with pre-existing conditions, which was to be used until the end of 2014 when “free” care kicks in in earnest is: out of money already, and we know that’s only one of many liabilities they have no chance of funding.

      It has gone past irresponsible and straight to criminal.

  15. Dan Bubalo February 18, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    The drones are hovering right now and probably already have a picture of me typing at the laptop on a table in my backyard.

    The LA Times had an article over the weekend that there are already 1253 airborne, and “officials” were surprised it was already so many.

    I’m not surprised at all.

  16. Brent E February 18, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Well Dano we don’t know if its 10 maybe 20 or
    maybe 50 million illegal aliens whatever it is they
    most certainly have a plan for them. My personal
    thought is the liberals or socialists/communists are
    just buying more votes so they will never leave office.
    (Illegal Alien Policy) Even states like Texas won’t know
    what Republicans are in the near future. As far as I’m
    concerned its purely criminal for our Congress to decide
    which laws to break. Thanks for your commentary and
    stay away from the Drone and TinFoil Helmet.

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