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A Perception of our Future, The Good* The Bad* The Very Ugly, View # 3 The Very Ugly,part I

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

    When the going gets tough, our leaders look for someone else to blame. Someone else caused the problem.

     For the first 5 years of his administration, President Obama beat on the Bush legacy.

     It was Bush who caused the depression of 07.

     It wasBush who caused the housing crash,

     It was Bush who caused the great Wall Street collapse of 2011-2013.

     Bush created Fannie & Freddie mortgage abuse.

     It was Bush who squandered $ trillions to stimulate the economy, pushing us into an unfunded debt position approaching $100 trillion and counting.

     When the American people finally got tired of the “demon” Bush legacy, the Progressives followed the tried and true path laid out by their Icon ,FDR, and pushed the foolish, but widely accepted, notion that a good expensive war is a savior for the economy.

     “After all, war pulled the United States out of the last Depression, becomes the mantra of a government with little will for hard economic choices.

     The alternative of a greater  war to rescue the economy of the Nation is a grim solution which many find unavoidable.

     The parameters of an exploding  World War III have been fermenting for hundreds of years. 

     The West has been under increasing attack during the past century, with the conflict becoming up close and personal on 9/11/2001.

     While the Progressives have developed an entendre with redical Islam, the opportunity to turn this errupting crisis into an opportunity for political and economic gain is embraced.

     Europe becomes the initial battleground for this conflict, but the soft Muslim underbelly of the Continent makes Europe a hellish place for several decares.

     Terror , reprisals, and retalliations destroy the economies of many countries, and leaves their populations bitter and suspicious.

     North America will become a locked down fortres,  resulting in the stifling of much of our freedoms both civil and economic.

                           End of Part 1 More later

A Perception of Our Future,* The Good * The Bad * The Very Ugly, View # 2 The Bad

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

The Worlds Leftist Leaning governments sell their populations  on the concept of fiat money.

They embrace  the Keynesian economic theory that printing massive amounts of paper money  will solve the world’s daunting economic woes, when in fact the printing is a core problem with the system.

Over time, most currencies lose most of their value.

Inflation runs rampant, destroying the middle class. This has the effect of handicaping the most productive people in society; the primary segment in society that produces more tha they consume.

The negative economic climate leaves succesful corporations with $billions in cash, reluctant to expand in the turbulent  environment.

Rather than hold large sums of currency, they use the “stimulus” money to but their own stock, or to fund mergers and acquisitions.

This infusion of corporate cash into the stock markets, results in a stock market boom in the midst of a spreading depression.

The U S Government, believing that it has the obligation to “make everything fair, and to spread the wealth” embarks on new draconian ways to control the economy.

Price controls.

Wage controls.

Limiting Corporate compensation.

Eliminating corporate tax write offs “labeled tax loopholes” takes away incentives for investments in new technology

Petroleum products become increasinglt expensive and rationing becomes the accepted norm.

A Government agency is set up to enforce the mountain of new laws and regulations.

The population becomes increasingly  dependent upon the government for survival.

Politics becomes the best way to manipulate the masses, and the surest way to accumulate wealth at the public trough.

The flow of people fleeing the United States turns into a Tsunami, as life becomes increasingly grim and restrictive.

Is This 1937 or 2011 Deja Vu Part II

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

With QE2 ending at the end of June, the Treasury Department will be forced to go back to global markets in order to sell Treasury Bonds.

Interest rates are sure to rise, dealing a severe blow to the already fragile recovery.

Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke’s Qualitative Easing plan has failed to stimulate economic growth, but has done a masterful job of encouraging inflation and a weakening dollar.

Armed with a printing press, and some  obsolete economic theories, he  is fated to  become a Quixotic figure  in World history.

A printing press should be used for printing books, instruction manuals and even Bibles, but not to stimulate free enterprise economic growth and investments.

The insidious  inflation is having the result of disrupting economic growth, rather than encouraging it.

How can an entreprenure invest in a new enterprise when inflation makes price stability questionable.

This coupled with increasingly stringent government regulations and the onset of Obamacare have done a masterful job of strangling the economy.

According to a recently released report, the combined public and private sectors of our economy spend upwards of a $2 billion just on interest on all our debt.

The borrowed money which this interest services, has been spent on consumption rather than capital investment.

This is leaving nothing available for real growth or new creations.

QE2 has done nothing but service our debt and given a momentary artifical bounce in an otherwise floundering economy.

The current and proposed future taxes which are being piled upon the “wealthy” (ie the entreprenure) is making the  economic recovery  increasingly reminiscent of a black hole.

More Later

Counting the Budget Deficit in Real Numbers!

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

The fiscal disaster which is the U S Federal budget, and the tidal wave of debt( Tsunami,sorry I have dated myself) which is threatening our Nation, is a well documented reality.

I have been listening to the arguments between Liberal and Conservative pundits, and there is one serious problem with both sides of this debate.

Both sides acknowledge that the  budget deficit is approx $1.7 trillion this yeat, and a $ 13-14  trillion unfunded debt also exists.

O K , I acknowledge the reality of our fiscal horror show.

BUT, what is 1.7 trillion? How about letting the public know the real number. Try $ 1700 billion. Yes thats right, the glib $ 1.7 trillion deficit in real dollars is 1700 BILLION,  of 1,700,000 MILLION.

Those numbers are all the same,but the spelled out number is truly staggering. 1.7 trillion is 1700 Billion .

How about our acknowledged debt of $ 14trillion. This is where our debt ceiling is right now. 14 trillion is 140,000 Billion dollars. A number which gives me a headache to comprehend.

Yet Obama and the Democrats are treating it as monopoly money and throwing around 1.6 or 14 trillion  without really telling you the desperation of the numbers.

Take a minute or possibly a hour and try to actually write out the number longhand.

Blows your mind doesn’t it

Cooking the Books to Manipulate our Perception

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Much of the statistics which the Main Stream Media presents to us as “gospel” , is actually “good” news based upon group – think.

 Highly misleading statistics based upon  political expediency.

This morning , the unemployment statistics reflected 180,000 + new private sector jobs created and an unemployment rate that fell to 8.9 %.

This is great news and heralds  a further steps towards economic recoveryand a renewal of the American dream!!! 

Yay!!!

Let the good times roll !!!

WRONG !!

The reduced 8.9 % unemploment represents only the number of people actually drawing unemployment cheks.

How about those who’s unemployment insurance has expired.

How about those unemployed who have given up on looking for work.

How about people who have been forced totake part time jobs , or “1099” off the books low wage employment.

The shameless agenda , constantly fostered upon an unsophisticated public, is irresponsible  and down right unethical  if not criminally misleag.

Wall Street embraces the Government statistics, while Main Street continues to plod along, bewildered by the facts and the continuing lack of jobs, and the insidious encroachment of real inflation( including food and transportation costs).

“Never the Twain Shall Meet”

Global Warming, Save the Nuts

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Al Gore has been preaching the mantra of Global Warming,for the better part of ten years.

He has joined forces with the Green Peace people, and the various ecological extremists in an attempt to sell a bag of hot air to a gullibly stupid world.

I have been attempting to reconcile the rash of unusually cold weather and extreme snow falls experienced during the past few years , with the claims of man made global warming.

How did this happen?

Is mankind really the cause of ozone disfunction?

B ad humans! Bad Bad Humans!!

How dare We cause a greenhouse effect and make the Globe get too warm.

Perhaps we should save some of the major record snowfalls that are devastating the Country and bring it back in the Summer to cool off the warm weather.

Now that is an idea that could solve two problems.

Save the snow from the winter records and use it to cool off the global warming. Turn the cold weather disaster into a positive money making entgerprise.

The Theory of Perception by Charlie Champion

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
“What are the Chances of”
 

The Theory of Perception

by

Charlie Champion

 

 

The Human animal is highly suceptable to the Powers of Persuasion

We are conditioned to respond to a glib phrase, and to strong verbal and visual presentation,.

Thus heightening the perception that someone is smarter or more worthy because they appear to

be, and not because they truly are.

A handsome face, a well trimmed body, a rich baritone voice, and a trustworthy teleprompter

can enable a person of limited experience and questionable background to rise to lofty heights.

We are truly in the age of media manipulation. .

The Internet provides the cloak of anonymity.

You can transfer funds.

Engage in character development and assassination

.Rely on creative factualization.in place of reality.

We have become a Nation of superficial followers, blindly worshiping at the altar of

superficiality, eschewing concrete reality for the “hope and promise” of our “betters”.

After all, “it is much easier to follow and to party, than it is to think.”

 

 

 

We Are the Angry old Men II

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

We Are The Angry Old Men II 

HEAR US ROAR

by

Charlie Champion

 

We are the angry old men

Hear us roar.

We are a lot smarter than we used to be.

Reality ,

Has forced us to learn the score.

Our bodies have gotten older

Sadly, thats no lie.

But we still have a great deal to accomplish

Before we are ready to die.

As a group we are highly adaptable..

We’ ve survived conflicts and war

Massive global upheavals

As well as social changes galore.

We’ ve seen economic boom

And we’ ve suffered economic gloom.

Our diversity has grown into a powerful steed

Our system has given us the freedom to succeed

There has always been one truth that is a constant through and through

Your skin color is irrelevant,

As long as you’re red, white, and blue.

 

God Bless America

Land That We Love

We Stand Beside HER

While YOU Guide Her

With YOUR Bright,Guiding Light

From Above

Wally Woodchuck Gets Stimulated by an “Economic Stimulus Package” a parable about Fiscal Irresponsibility

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
 

by

Charlie Champion

 

Wally Woodchuck was full of himself. He was cool, he knew it, and anyone who didn’t recognize his coolness was very uncool.

If you had any doubts about Wally’s specialness, just ask him..” I’m hip, I’m Cool. Lay it on me , baby” He would reply, looking down his nose at such a plebeian question.

Several months ago, while surfing the City garbage dump, Wally had found a pair of discarded, Barbie doll , sun glasses. They were oversized by woodchuck standards, but with the help of a length of salvaged wire, they were able to perch precipitously on the bridge of his nose.

Wally looked at his reflection in a pool of water, ” These glasses are the final touch.” He thought. ” I’m much too fine to do any woodchucking. That type of work is only for suckers and regular Woodchucks.. The other Woodchucks should feed me and take care of all my health and wealth needs.

After all” He continued,” I’ ve worked very hard at being too cool to work. It’s much more fun to drink with my friends, chase after females in heat, and get free food from public storage during the Winter.”

He ambled over to the local wood pile, and leaned against a stump.

There was a group of 10 or 12 woodchucks busy at work, chucking the wood into ragged piles.

His noticed three of his buddies working as part of the group.

He snickered as Warren Woodchuck picked up a length of tree limb.” Hey Willie , look at sexy Wanda Woodchuck.” He pointed off to his right.

When Willie Woodchuck looked away, searching for Wanda, Warren chucked the branch he was holding, landing a glancing blow at the back of Willies head.

” Hey who did that?” Growled Willie, in mock anger. ” Who hit me in the head?” He looked around the work group, while reaching down to pick up a clod of mud.

As Willie straightened up, he threw the muddy clump aiming at Warren’s head.

Seeing the approaching mud ball, Warren ducked. The mud ball sailed over his head and hit group leader Winston, smack in the snout.

The ensuing melee lasted far too long, and left several members of the group nurseing injuries, effectively ending any any additional work getting done.

Still chuckling, Wally went over to his friends.” Look at you guys! What a sight.” He shook his head,.” You all certainly made a mess. All the wood that you chucked is gone, mashed in with the mud.”

Willie’s black nose glistened with moisture, and a splatter of brown mud. ” What do you think we should do, Wally? The Union leaders, and their supervisors will be angry that we ruined all this work.” He rubbed his mouth. ” I chucked so much wood that my teeth hurt.”.

” Who are you kidding?” Sneered Wally. “Your teeth hurt because Winston Woodchuck smacked you in the mouth for hitting him with that mud.”

Willie looked sheepish. ” Perhaps you are right. So what do we do to fix this mess?”

” We go to the Union Hall and talk to Wingo. He’s our representative to the Bosses. They can’t do anything without Wingo’s O K .You know that.”

Willie sighed . ” I forgot. Things have changed so much since the World economy crashed two years ago.Everything is so different.So easy. They tell us what to do. When and how to do it, I get tax rebate checks even if I don’t work.”

Wally Woodchuck nodded in agreement. “As long as the Red Woodchuck’s United party remains in power, we can’t get fired.Our share of the Annual Spending Stimulus (A . S . S . ) Pays for our food. Takes care of our landlord. Pays for our health care. We get a monthly stimulus payment. ” He looked at his friend.” And if we mess up at work, our union covers our ASS.”

Warren walked over and joined his friends. Reaching out he patted Willie on the back.” Wally’s right” He said.” Let someone else clean up the mess. There are plenty of woodchuck’s wanting to work.Let them do it if they are so industrious.. Hard work and responsibility are such old fashioned concepts. .”

” Right on baby,” Said cool Wally. The sunlight bounced off his shades, rendering his eyes invisible.” Pre bailout is pase. Give me my stimulus, and let me go play.Working is for squares.Let someone else do it”

He thought about it for a moment, then smiled.” Yes thats it, Let someone else do it. Our New motto. Let someone elase do it.”

Warren and Willie picked up the chant. “Let someone else do it!” They shouted in unison.”Let someone else do it.”

The Economic Rescue and Stimulus Package.(E.R.S.P.) had accomplished its goal.

Woodchuck ambition and innovation had been replaced by government employment. Everyone got a job. Working was optional.

Healthcare was available to every person in the Country, and the quality was equally low and slow for all.

The standard of living was permanentally lowered, but no citizen was forced to work for their lowered standard.

And of course, most important of all,THE RED WOODCHUCKS UNITED party( TRWU) was the benevolent orchestrator of out welfare, safety, and what we can think from now on.

A very comforting thought.

 

 

 

Charlie Champion is on the Way Back , Look for his Imminent Arrival

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

To those fans and readers who have missed my wit and insights ,

” Thank You for your Good Taste!!”

 ” Thank you for the loyalty and the notes and letters.”

I have gone through a rather dramatic upheaval in lifestyle, and my attention has been split in a myriad of directions. The changes are almost completed, and the World and the NEWS is beginning to drive me crazy…A good sign that the time to jump back in, is nigh.

I am no longer a resident of the North East.

 The Tri State region had been my home for a long time, and my house, located  in Long Beach , was as close to  an affordable Paradise as exists in that part of the Country.

Alas, high taxes both business and personal, and a debilitating recession, made it prudent and economically feasible, to move my business and  my family to the sunny South .

My new home is also a paradise, filled with the bounty of Southern beauty and hospitality. I have worked hard all of my life,and my new life is proof that the system works.

The opportunity to achieve and create afforded us by our Wonderful Country,is the greatest gift of all, because it gives all of Her citizens the freedom to achieve.

Free Enterprise and the Freedom to improve ourselves , is the foundation of this Great Nation. This liberty is in JEAPORDY  and must be defended at all costs.