Sheriff Jones and the Metrosexuals of Butler County: Dancing the night away during the Superbowl

This is really embarrassing.  The next thing we will likely learn about Sheriff Jones, my neighbor and local sheriff, who sells himself like a modern John Wayne, is that he’s getting pedicures and facials at a local Wal-Mart nail salon.  I really didn’t want to believe this when I first saw it.  I was hoping that it was some kind of Hollywood special effect.  But no, it’s true—it’s really him and a reasonable number of public employees who are wearing the uniform of the Butler County police.  Using the Super Bowl as an excuse to send what they thought was a “hip” public message, Sheriff Jones and his rag-tag team of highly paid ass kissers put out a video dancing to show how metrosexual they were which I thought was astoundingly childish.  It’s the kind of thing you’d see from a bunch of stupid kids, not a sophisticated sheriff’s department that is supposed to command the respect of the world because of his national platform.  Of course here’s how the local media covered the story.  Women naturally think it’s cute, men aren’t sure—it is awkward.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/butlercounty/2016/02/06/watch-sheriff-jones-whip-nae-nae-video-warning-super-bowl-drunk-driving/79921068/

Let me give a little context, tough guys don’t dance.  They don’t sit around crying over things, they don’t wallow in emotion, and they don’t dance.  Young men do sometimes when they are looking for a female to mate with, but men—real men secure in their testosterone driven utterances—don’t dance.  It’s not cute.  It’s not hip.  It doesn’t earn “cool” points with the younger generation.  All it does is compromise authority.  It makes no sense.

Of course modern women who embrace feminism love it when men dance, because it shows them that their male counterparts are willing to be more open-minded and expressive with their bodies.  People who dance show that they are willing to compromise their individual integrity for collective rituals of expression—and women tend to be naturally included toward more social acceptance than men.  Women seem quite at home dancing in a club or at a wedding touching each other in expressive ways as men tend to stand along the wall with their hands in their pockets.  Men would rather be shooting guns or playing cards—doing something mildly competitive that they can beat another man at—just for fun.  They don’t typically enjoy shaking their bodies in suggestive ways to evoke the approval of collective consciousness.

When Donald Trump danced on Saturday Night Live he did it with a strategy to appeal more to women who currently find him “too scary.”  But Donald Trump isn’t a sheriff—he’s a businessman.  He did lose points with me on that SNL skit—because I would never do something like that under any kind of pressure.    Dancing for men is off-limits.  It’s not something any man should ever do.  It’s stupid.  Now slow dancing with a woman may be acceptable so long as the man doesn’t have to rock their hips in some sexually provocative fashion.  Even then, it’s not something I would do.  I’ve danced with my wife at our wedding, 25 years ago, one slow dance.  I danced with a family member at my brother’s wedding a few decades ago-the same-because I was a member of the wedding party.  And that’s it.  At both of my daughter’s weddings, we skipped the daddy/daughter dance.  I’m sure they’d like it sometimes if I was more physically expressive–but that’s just not appropriate for a man to exhibit.  Prior to meeting my wife, I went to a few dance clubs to meet girls, and I was good at it.  I was even a fashion model for a period of time and was hired to dance around a swarm of really attractive women on stage to David Lee Roth’s “Just a Gigolo.”  Yet the moment I met my wife, I dropped that life in less than a second, because I didn’t like it.  To me, the only reason a man would dance would be to land a female into his bed.  That is absolutely the only reason.  Once you are married, or even have a steady mate, men should never dance in public or private.

Dancing is a form of collectivism and it’s a disgusting enterprise.  Surrendering the mind to the beat of the music is not a smart thing to do.  Letting the music take control of your mind and body is to surrender your individual sovereignty.  Dancing is not a thinking endeavor.  When a room full of people surrender thought to the beat of the music it is not a beautiful thing.  It’s a thing of disgust.  It’s tribal—and in an American capitalist society where thought should be king, dancing is a treacherous social value that leads its participants toward collectivism instead of individual merit.

I’ve heard the saying, real men are not afraid to express themselves.  Those are the same idiots who say that men should not be afraid to wear pink, and that it’s OK to cry in public—or private.  Let me tell you something dear reader.  Real men don’t wear pink, they don’t cry—ever, and they certainly don’t dance.  Never.  Metrosexuals dance, gay guys dance, and men who have had their testosterone evaporate from their bodies dance to show that they aren’t too old to be like the cool young people at weddings.  But real men don’t dance.  Dancing is not an activity of thinking.  It is an act of collectivism, of yielding to whoever the artist is.  A dance floor is a socialist enterprise where sweaty bodies mingle in collective effort toward the goal of assimilation.  It’s not cute or funny.

Sometimes people think I’m too hard on public employees such as the local police. Sheriff Jones and his staff obviously didn’t have anything else to do with their time but to coordinate that video—which obviously took some time.  I’m sure he’ll say that the whole thing was done on a volunteer basis and everyone was off-duty, at least I’d hope he’d lie to me about that.  Because if any of those people were on duty at the time, we have some big problems and the staffing levels need to be adjusted—because we are paying too much for our police department.

There is another element to dancing that involves race.  People of color, particularly from the African continent do have a natural inclination to dance.  This is not good.  I am not impressed with Cam Newton’s “dance moves” on the football field.  A quick look economically at Africa indicates that what I have said about dancing is one hundred percent correct.  Every country in Africa is suffering under some form of socialism—or collective based social interaction.   On their own, the people of Africa are not inventing things, building businesses, or advancing their lives forward away from the dances they use to invoke spiritual aid and mystical persuasion.  People from those cultures may dance well—but that is not a skill that advances mankind toward individualism and invention—because invention does not come from collective effort, only individual aptitude.  So pandering toward people of race as a “stiff” whitey only makes people like Sheriff Jones look like an idiot—not a man of compromise in showing that he’s not too good to “bust some moves” so to appeal toward members of our community who still think men dancing is cool.

Men, it’s not OK to dance.  Women may want you to, and race groups might put peer pressure on you to do so—but it’s not acceptable.  Sheriff Jones made a serious mistake toward the institution of manhood in doing what he did.  He may be socially confused, or his testosterone levels may be dropping to the point where he’s more estrogen these days than testosterone, but either way, it was very embarrassing.  If I were a goon, a punk or a creep looking to sell drugs in Butler County, or to traffic stolen young girls—or even to loot the wealth of homes in the area—Sheriff Jones and his Super Bowl antics would invite me toward indiscretion instead of providing a deterrent.  Having a bounty on your head from Mexican drug lords is a manly thing to have.  But dancing like a metrosexual from the Butler County Jail—that is just not acceptable.

Rich “Cliffhanger” Hoffman

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The Jealous Glenn Beck: His hatred of Trump is deeper than even he will admit

There were times when Glenn Beck was on Fox News from 5 to 6 PM where I thought he was doing his shows directly off my blog material or that he and I were intellectually tied to some cosmic root. But he was a fighter back then obviously ahead of the curve.  He’s not held up well over the last five years.  The constant beatings it takes to be at the front have harmed his health and eroded his intellect.  I have heard him say some really dumb things over the last few weeks as it has become obvious that Donald Trump is going to remain the front-runner of the GOP.  Beck has lost a lot of ground over the last year, starting with his declarations of being done with the GOP, and the NRA over endorsements, then lately turning around and saying at a Ted Cruz event that he’d rather support the socialist Bernie Sanders over Trump.  I used to listen to The Blaze everyday so that I could hear my buddy Doc Thompson each morning. I’d stick around and listen to Beck afterwards sometimes, but with all the Trump hatred as the months have went on it has just turned me off to Beck.  I think the hatred Beck has toward Trump runs far deeper than anybody knows and for reasons nobody would suspect.  But Beck has done this to himself.  It makes me sad to see, but he clearly has put himself on the wrong side of history.  Here’s a little what Beck said earlier this past week in regard to Trump and Bernie Sanders while endorsing Ted Cruz for president.

BECK SAID HE HAD NEVER ENDORSED A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN HIS 40 YEARS OF BROADCASTING, BUT HE MADE AN EXCEPTION BECAUSE OF THE URGENCY OF THE MOMENT…

HE SAID HE EVEN PREFERS SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT.), A SELF-PROCLAIMED “DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST” RUNNING IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY, TO TRUMP.

“HONESTY, FAITH AND TRUTH ARE BASIC REQUIREMENTS. AND QUITE HONESTLY, I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THIS PROBABLY ISN’T GOING TO GO OVER VERY WELL, THAT’S WHY I LIKE BERNIE SANDERS,” HE SAID. “BERNIE SANDERS IS LIKE, ‘YEP, I’M A SOCIALIST.’

“I CAN ACTUALLY SIT AT A TABLE WITH A MAN WHO SAYS, ‘YES, I’M A SOCIALIST, AND YES, I DON’T LIKE WHAT WE ARE DOING, WE SHOULD BE MORE LIKE DENMARK,’ ” HE ADDED

http://prntly.com/blog/?p=4313

http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/01/22/national-review-donald-trump-is-a-menace-to-american-conservatism/

Going back to Beck and I, there have been many times over the last five years where our paths have crossed a bit but either my reluctance or his prevented the next step.  My friend Doc Thompson works for Glenn Beck.  I have promoted Doc for several years now and The Blaze when it first announced its radio programming—which I think is good, especially in the beginning because I wanted Beck to find success.  There were even a few phone calls about going to Dallas and working some projects at Beck’s studio there.  This is all before Trump announced his presidency of course.  There was something about Beck that was making me weary—almost like he was comparable to the Jim Jones cult with him as the central figure.  I’d listen to Doc talk about working at The Blaze, which he loves, but something just seemed wrong about it, so I never took the next steps of discussion.

I think it’s fair to say that I have extraordinary judgment.  I can read body language extremely well.  I can detect tonal inflections and get to a truth behind words, and I can see way out in front of the train if you know what I mean.  So I tend to trust my instincts on all things.  There is a reason that I peeled back my support of The Blaze over the last six months.  I listened to their Trump bashing for several months every morning and gradually I realized they were off the mark.  All this Christian stuff has gone to Beck’s head and ruined his mind—likely a byproduct of his serious illnesses that he has been dealing with until last year.  It has changed him and taken the fight out of him.  He’s not the same person he was when he had a dominant Fox News audience that was ruffling the feathers of Bill O’Reilly.  Beck was pumping out New York Times bestsellers every few months and everything was great.

I thought it was good that when he was fired from Fox, essentially for going after George Soros, that he got back on the horse and started his own network and movie studio in Dallas.  But there was something missing in him that was noticeable.  He had lost his will to fight, which was obvious.  He had been beat down and was living off his earnings.  But he wasn’t the same guy.  He evolved from an Ayn Rand type of advocate to just another religious type leading a congregation.  He didn’t impose his beliefs on other employees of his at The Blaze, but he certainly set a standard.  What is certain is that he stopped fighting and become much more reconcilable toward the enemy.

I think the reason he and I never hit it off in spite of our mutual connections is that he’s a pacifist and I’m not.    I’m all about conquering the enemy and using The Art of War to do it.  I love to fight, I love aggression, and I get bored with peace.  I don’t want his Christian nation.  I like the values, but I love conflict and I would be bored to death in Glenn Beck’s America.  I don’t want Abraham Lincoln as president, and I think George Washington was too middle of the road.  I personally love people like George Patton as opposed to George Washington.  I could have worked with Beck, but I don’t think he could have worked with me.  He has become used to being the center of attention and that’s impossible to do around me, so I and he went in very different directions.  Doc Thompson tried more than once to reconcile that, but knowing Beck was involved just robbed my ambition for an opportunity.  I determined through observation that Beck was on a sinking ship.  I hoped to be wrong, but of course I’m usually not because I do read situations with great clarity—no matter how controversial.

Along comes Trump and he’s all about fighting so naturally I support people like him over pacifists and obviously this has effected Beck.  His audience has been split in two, some were happy to follow him and others moved in my direction for similar reasons.  Beck used to do the work Trump is doing now-but the New York billionaire swept in and took that audience quickly, and maintained it since.  The same type of people who showed up to Beck’s rally in 2010 in Washington has gravitated to Trump.  People who loved the religious aspects of Beck’s work have stayed with him, but a lot of former Beck people have moved to Trump because they want a fighter, not a crier.

What I hear in Glenn Beck is a man jealous of Donald Trump.  Beck lost a large portion of his audience to Trump and now he’s throwing a fit.  When Beck was in his prime, 2010 to 2011 a lot of people were willing to overlook his past with drugs to hear the message he was speaking at that moment—and those same people are willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt.  But Beck was showing the signs of wear even in Wilmington, Ohio where I was in the cold of winter just shy of Christmas.  I went there to meet Beck and to post video of the event up on The Blaze website with Scott Baker.  What I saw was a man running out of gas.  I didn’t want him to of course, but he did a few years later.  He couldn’t handle having his family harassed in New York City, he let Soros run him out-of-town and he hid among Texans hoping to recapture his former glory.  I am grateful that Beck hired my friend Doc Thompson and that he started The Blaze Radio.  But it is obvious that Beck lost his will to fight in the middle of a major battle, and that just isn’t forgivable.  As nice as it is to think that Beck is doing the work of God—the Devil has just as soothing of a voice in the middle of a nightly dream of divine inspiration.  You can’t know who to trust especially when it comes to spiritual matters, and I don’t trust a pacifist who puts down their arms in the middle of a fight–I don’t care if God gives specific instructions through revelation in a dream.  I would question God 100% of the time—and Beck is instead on his knees asking for guidance.  That is not my kind of guy. A warrior must be decisive and ruthless when it comes to the enemy—and be willing to use all tools available to destroy the opposition.  Screw all this brotherhood crap, and understanding.  The enemy must be identified and destroyed.  End of story.

Trump knows what he’s doing and where he’s going.  A lot of what Beck is criticizing Trump over; there were plenty of people accusing Glenn of the same kind of stuff when he was at the front of the fight.  Now that Beck is doing that against Trump it comes out sounding like a jealous has-been instead of someone who is capable of winning the fight at hand.  In the end, I trust my own judgment and before Trump came along I could see that Beck was in trouble over something in his head.  I still like the guy, but he’s just not the kind of fighter I can support—so I felt sorry for him putting himself on the line like he did with his Cruz support.  He’s just not seeing the real fight—and I really thought he was smarter than that.   A lot of people think that Trump is going to turn out to be a gigantic Trojan horse of progressivism and that he’s like Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars movies.  People, I’m smarter than that.  I don’t fall for false prophets and spiritual utterances that come from who knows where.  I can see things way out in front and I’m right most of the time, and I’m sure I understand Trump.  Abraham Lincoln and George Washington are not enough for me—I want better and I don’t see many people with their hand up.  Especially not Glenn Beck.  Ted Cruz is a good guy, but he’s not right for this job at this point in time.  As I’ve said before, I think Ted would be great in 2024 but not in 2016.  For this election, we need a fighter—a vicious one.  We need a George Patton not a pacifist who nearly lost the fight of the Revolution in Valley Forge during a hard winter looking for luck to come as divine providence.  That makes a nice child’s story and it may happen from time to time by default.  But my money goes on the guy who is willing to take on anybody at anytime and never wears down.  I don’t wear down and I expect people I elect to office to reflect my work ethic.  Beck is functioning from the wrong values.  And it has cost him dearly.  He is hiding his jealousy of Trump behind divine conviction—which is a ruse that his immediate supporters may not see—but to me it’s as plain as day at noon against a cloudless sky.

Rich “Cliffhanger” Hoffman

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It’s Up to You Iowa: A chance to make Donald Trump president and why you should

Iowa, this is your time on the stage.  Really, the next election for President of the United States begins and ends with you.  If you were to take a moment from preparing for the spring planting period, from life on your farms and industry to vote in the Republican primary on February 1st, you could put this thing to bed right now.  This particular site that you are reading gets particularly busy during election periods because most people don’t have time to pay attention to critical issues regarding politics.  Prior to elections they usually do an internet search, and they run across my articles.  They read them as opposed to other publications because I usually provide 1500 word articles that cover the details of an issue deep diving into the psychology and politics behind whatever is on the ballot.  People have lost faith in the mainstream news, and their local newspapers, but they do tend to trust me and it shows up in voting results usually with a small swing in percentage to the passage or failure of an issue.  In close elections—sometimes that’s all it takes.  At this point, I’m not sure that Iowa will be close for Republicans but just in case, you should take the opportunity to go out and vote and you should cast your support behind Donald Trump.  If you watch the following videos about Trump, you can see easily that he is already more presidential than anybody we’ve had the opportunity to vote for in several decades.  And he is the best option for 2016 on either side.  But, it takes feet on the ground to actually vote and you should after you’ve watched the following videos completely.  Then, pass them along to a friend to make sure they vote for Trump as well.

Trump is a successful person and as just a candidate he has shown that he can hold massive rallies.  It is easy to see what kind of president he would be—all encompassing and hard-working taking up the charge personally to jump-start our economy in America once again.  The best way to do that is to make the American brand something of value again just as Trump has made his family name nearly household recognizable before he ever ran for president.  If Trump can repair the American brand across the world, instantly, many of the things he is declaring that he’ll fix will resolve themselves.  Part of the concept of building a wall between Mexico and America is to make entry into the United States more valuable.  Any time there is market saturation of something its value goes down.  Open border advocates do not like the American concept so they count on lowering the value of the United States so that Mexico can diffuse Constitutional limits through elections and changing demographics.  Trump has the experience to ensure that limited access is the best way to command respect of a nice penthouse apartment in one of his buildings in New York.  Nobody respects something they get cheaply, or even worse for free.  Trump is the most poised of anybody to restore value to what being an American truly should have always been.

There are other good candidates running in the GOP primary.  But they just don’t have that next level of ability that Trump has.  Not only can Trump identify a problem, but he knows how to talk to people, even those who don’t like him.  I think he alone would make the House and Senate work properly with his sheer charisma.  I do not think I will always agree with him, but I think he will be very close to what all conservatives have always wanted because as a private sector guy, who owes nothing to any lobbyist, he can actually afford to resist the temptations to enrich himself with K-Street deals where every other candidate must acquiesce to some extent making them much less effective on a day-to-day basis.

The great power struggle in the beltway–what they really fear about Trump, is in losing power to a person elected by a majority of the voters for really the first time in over a century.  K-Street truly rules the beltway of Washington.  It’s not the House and Senate—it is the lobbyists who run our government and nobody has an opportunity to end that rule better than Donald Trump.  For the sake of our country this process of lobbyists controlling our politics in a constitutional republic has to stop.  If we don’t end it during this next election cycle, we will lose our country.  There is only one way out of our impending fiscal crises—which $19 trillion on the United States debt clock is looming over all our futures—and that is tremendous GDP growth that can only come from a dynamic personality like Trump.

Just prior to the Iowa vote the conservative publication National Review committed an entire edition to hit pieces against Trump from people like Glenn Beck Dana, Loesch, Bill Kristol , and other so-called conservatives.  Let me tell you something dear Iowa voter—nobody on that list is more conservative than I am.  Not a single person writing for the Nation Review beats me on conservative values.  I like a lot of those people the way I might like a typical liberal.  I might talk to them about a football game, or a popular movie, but they don’t want to talk politics with me.  They are not more conservative than I am.  I am extremely pro Second Amendment, anti-abortion, anti-entitlement, pro-American exceptionalism, anti-drug, and I’m against men crying…………..Bill O’Reilly to me is a bleeding heart hippie liberal.  My wife is a happy housewife who brings my dinner to my chair every night and we are happy in that traditional role.  I’m so conservative that I don’t even show up on a graph measuring conservativism—because I’m to the right of even that.  And I’m too smart to be considered a right-winged loon so that description doesn’t fit either.  These people, many of whom came into the national stage through Glenn Beck and are simply backing his vision of a constitutional republic that falls in behind a George Washington presidency—and that’s just not realistic or relevant in 2016.  Beck thinks he’s doing the work of God, but in reality he’s a former drug addict who is trying to rectify his past with a born again Christian optimism that does not have the ability to combat the problems on K-Street.  You can’t throw Bibles at the crooks and loons in Washington—you have to beat them at their own game.  The National Review is the proof of why conservatives have been losing for years—because they fail to identify the proper targets to attack and when they do they cannot come up with a strategy to deal with it.  Like Beck, they look for guidance through prayer instead of with their own eyes paralyzing them to act properly against evil.  While religious values are fine, the reality must be confronted that fewer people than ever can identify with religion and the 2016 election has to be about fiscal issues, not religious ones.  One thing certainly comes before other things and their priorities are strategically off at the National Review.

Being a conservative I’m also quite accustomed to being around people who make things in business and I understand why they donate money to politicians.  Because of the socialist polices embedded in the United States business people have to pay politicians off otherwise they won’t get their zoning approved, government regulators show up to shut down their businesses, and even worse the IRS shows up to destroy a company through the audit process—so job providers have to pay the troll or face serious ramifications.  I see in Trump a person so sick of that process that he has an opportunity to destroy it from within.  Aside from inflating his brand I think this is the other big reason that Trump is running for president—to take away the crony shackles that he had to navigate around in New York politics—and replace it with a more free market option.  Trump had to support democrats in New York, particularly the various mayors he’s had to deal with over the years otherwise his real estate investments would die awaiting approvals that those politicians had the power to control.  For the first time in his life, Trump is truly free—he has enough money that he doesn’t have to depend on anybody for his sustenance, which has allowed him to publicly discuss his politics.  Most people during their money-making years—30s through their 50s–avoid public declarations of their political leanings because it gets in the way of dealing with other people.  Older people can afford to make people angry with their opinions, so it is usually they who are the most vocal.  Trump is now one of those older guys who has all the money he will ever need, so he can afford to let his tongue fly which is why a lot of his opinions are now clearer on things than they used to be.  Why would Trump give money to Hillary Clinton—because she was a senator from New York and she could help him get things passed?  If he needed a New York mayor to get out of his way, he could call up Hillary and apply some pressure.  That’s the way it works.  It should say a lot about Trump that he’s been willing to attack the Clintons to get this far in the race.  It’s just business for Trump and he has shown that he’ll put American business in front of everything.

So it’s up to you Iowa.  You have the facts, you’ve seen the videos.  You know what you have to do.  Go out there and vote for Trump.  Put an end to this election from the very first vote.  Be the first and last state to decide who will be President of the United States in 2016.  If Iowa goes for Trump the rest of the states will follow and that will be it.  All you have to do is show up and cast your ballot for a real opportunity—the one last hope of saving America from a fiscal crises and a detrimental political system that is imploding as we speak.  Trump has accomplished more than any of the individuals writing for the National Review.  Trump is a conservative because of the way he runs his businesses and manages his family.  His actions tell the truth about who he is.  The interpretation of his actions are often read by people who aren’t smart enough or conservative enough to see what he is up to behind the curtain.  But it’s not hard for me to see.  And hopefully, Iowa, you are smart enough to see it to.  History is in your hands—so make the right decision.

Rich “Cliffhanger” Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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Only Stupid People Like Socialism: Blame public education and really lazy people

You really can’t make these things up.  As fringe as a lot of people would like to think that socialism in America is—it’s actually quite fashionable thanks to the extremely liberal public educations that we’ve been feeding our children now for several decades.  For many years now I have been warning about this.  Many thought I was being a right-winged lunatic, but the facts have panned out to prove me 100% correct.  We have a presidential candidate who is a socialist running pretty effectively and several youth based socialist organizations that have emerged to market socialism to the lazy, the stupid and the diabolical louses of society.  And it’s spreading.  One of them recently found an article I had written and featured it on their front page, seen below.  It makes me feel very wonderful to have such an invitation from those socialists as they seek collective uniformity against my conservative leanings.  I wish them luck in trying to provide a legitimate argument against my accusations of their sheer stupidity. For the point of this article, it is important normal people know that socialists are real, and there are more of them than many people care to realize.Socialist International

American Socialist Party

The Socialist Agenda is the multi-platform communication project of the Socialist Central Committee, Ltd. The project opposes the ultra-conservative political insurgency. The project reintroduces socialism to America’s mainstream voters.

CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

Argued on March 24, 2009 and Decided on January 21, 2010, the United States Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by a nonprofit corporation, more specifically – by a Political Action Committees.

SOCIALIST CENTRAL COMMITTEE, LTD. WAS ESTABLISHED.

Anticipating the outcome of the Court’s decision, a select group of socialists in Indianapolis established the SCC as a political action committee (PAC) to promote socialist political issues in January 2010. The original committee consisted of a member of the Socialist Party USA, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, and two independent socialists.

IGNORANCE ATTACKS THE UNKNOWN

Immediately upon the Central Committee’s initial public efforts in March 2010, poorly educated members of the Socialist Party USA, which included its National Secretary – Greg Pason, began to disparage the Central Committee’s promotional efforts of socialist issues by inflicting the SCC with a constant barrage of false rumors, innuendo and outright lies.

ADMINISTRATIVE DEACTIVATION

Because of the continued disparagement by Socialist Party USA members, the committee decided to allow the SCC to be administratively deactivated in 2014. This move permitted individual committee members to pursue electioneering efforts outside the legal confines of the Federal Elections Commission.

http://www.scc-pac.org/

Of course the root belief of their entire premise is that everyone is equal and that wealth should be distributed according to need—a need that is decided upon by collective consciousness.  That is one of the dumbest things anybody can possibly assume of course—but that premise is the primary ingredient taught in public schools and colleges.  It could be argued quite well that the type of Trump supporters who are most supportive of him lack college degrees.  That is not because they aren’t very smart—it’s because they haven’t been beaten by the education system into accepting collective based belief systems—like socialism.  Socialism offers the weakest and least motivated of our society a place at the table of power believing that after all the bad personal decisions they’ve made in life, all the herpes carrying sex they’ve had, the toxic ingredients they’ve put into their bodies, all the times they’ve slept until noon after playing video games all night neglecting to work a job as a priority—that they can still be considered good people when lumped in association with many other people all stuck in the same quagmire.  The sad thing is that socialism cannot save those people from themselves.  If they were losers before they adopted socialism as a way of life, they are still losers after.

Socialism is the mode of thought of a loser—someone who is afraid to compete at things in life, which is why teacher unions love to preach it to generations of students.  As teachers they fight against competition with each other, and other districts promoting fairness to protect their paychecks through collective bargaining agreements—and it is that culture that now supports Bernie Sanders and who read publications like the American Socialist Party to emerge within a capitalist society.  As anyone can read, these socialists want to be considered a legitimate force but the times indicate that they are trying to catch a train that has already left the station in the 1960s.

The Socialist Central Committee, Ltd. opposes the ultra-conservative political insurgency but what they are too stupid to understand because they are a bunch of pot-heads, is that the insurgency was created by the failed attempts at socialism from both political parties for several generations now and people are sick of their message.  There will always be college students hampered with debt seeking someone else to pay for all their silly mistakes, and desperate losers who want the masses to steal wealth from others so that they can live a decent life through the redistribution of that wealth which someone else created—but anybody who has half a brain is rejecting socialism and this is why Trump is in the news everyday with so much grass-roots support.  The rubber has finally hit the road and people are seeing what people like me have been warning about for years.  The socialists have already had their way—and they screwed up everything.

Scandinavia is still an experiment.  Socialism will not sustain itself there for more than a generation and China’s communism only works because they are directly attached as looters to the United States.   Without the United States, China would drown on itself and its policies of communism which is the next step of socialism.  There isn’t a single example of socialism that works without destroying the ambitions of a society’s best and brightest—which eventually leads to the degradation of culture in the long run.  Yet the world is on a march in support of it.  And they are less shy about it now than they used to be.  They see this as their time in the sun—several politicians particularly in Seattle now associate themselves as socialists, so they are coming out of the closet because they guess that the public will accept them now.

They think that because all socialists are essentially stupid.  They don’t know how they got where they are or where it will take civilization.  They only know that they want something that someone else earned because they are too lazy to get it for themselves.  That is why all socialists—every single one of them, are losers.  They are losers because they don’t want to earn what they get—they just want it given to them so they can make-believe that they are equal to the best that society makes through a lens of “equality” that their public schools taught them existed.  They are too stupid to know that those public educations lied to them—which is another reason they are losers. Since I’m on the front page of their publication, I’d dare anybody who thinks they are a socialist to dispute my claims.  It should be entertaining, but I bet you they can’t make one valid point that can hold up in a debate.  Not a single one.  Let’s see if they take me up on the offer.  They either won’t because they know they are too stupid for the challenge—or they are too stupid to know better—and that they can’t possibly win.

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The Premier Shooting and Training Center in West Chester, Ohio: What happens when good people are free to create

imageAs a fine example of what I have been talking about regarding good management of a town government, no finer example could be found than in West Chester, Ohio with the opening of Premier Shooting & Training Center in just a few weeks of this writing.  CLICK HERE TO REVIEW WHY.  Typically projects like Premier are crushed through the zoning process where pin-headed liberal activists too often apply the worthlessness of their lives behind a façade of community interest using the power of regulation to provide meaning to their collectivist world vision. image Entirely too often developers have to donate huge amounts of money to politicians just so they can have the opportunity to build something halfway decent—and usually what they end up with is a long way off from the original vision once zoning chews up a project into pieces and leaves the consumer public with an end product far less imaginative than when it was conceived.  Precisely to the point, since Mark Welch has joined George Lang as a trustee in West Chester things have finally started to move in a positive direction.  At the Streets of West Chester a fabulous entertainment facility is about to open called The Main Event, which is essentially a very high scale bowling facility—among many other things.
imageThe Holiday Inn just built a wonderful hotel across from IKEA—and the steak house featured at that establishment is great for business lunches.  But then there is the Premier Shooting facility which is a game changer for a target range in the Tri-State area.  It’s so nice that people will drive into town just to visit it from other cities.  It is a top class facility.  I was happy to get an invite to a sneak peek that the owners were putting on to tour the facility behind the curtain, and all I can say is that it was extremely impressive—and that three years ago—before Mark Welch was elected as a trustee giving George Lang that critical second vote that he needed for the many previous years of struggle—that the Premier facility could have only have been built within the last year.  West Chester has a lot to look forward to regarding entertainment and leisure activity—and the Premier Shooting and Training Center is just the exclamation point at the end of an extravagant pro-capitalist government culture that has been created under the guidance of George Lang.  I personally like George, but too often people disappoint me because they don’t walk the talk.  George talks a lot—more than most people, but he walks more than he talks—let’s put it that way.image

http://www.mainevent.com/careers

http://www.premiershootingandtraining.com/

A few years ago a gun dealer and very pro Second Amendment guy named Mike Reed tried to set up shop in West Chester.  The zoning people gave the prospective employer a rough way to go so he went north and essentially set up his Right 2 Arms gun shop in my backyard.  He is doing well and has a great shooting simulator in the basement of his shop that can get people a concealed carry permit—among other things.  I recently bought my Vaquero from Mike and was impressed to learn that it was his parents who essentially put up the money for him to manage—so it was a nice little family business that they were conducting because the family believed very strongly in the values of the NRA and specifically the Second Amendment.  In my sport of Cowboy Fast Draw we call that the Cowboy Way.image

I was more than a little surprised to learn at the preview of the Premier Shooting & Training Center that it was a very similar story to Mike’s, a mom and dad, Myron and Tommie Rowland had put up a very large amount of money to create a shooting establishment that their son will essentially manage.  He has a background in the military and law enforcement and is the martial arts instructor.
imageWhen I spoke to him he specified to me that his mission was to provide the people least able to defend themselves against aggression the means to do so—which is a tremendous service to the people of West Chester.  He could have said to me that he hoped to make enough money to break even after their first year of operating—and in the context of our conversation he could have easily have said such a thing without shame—but he was quite sincere.  That’s when it became apparent that the Premier Shooting & Training Center was a dream for this family and that George Lang and Mark Welch had created a business environment that allowed that dream to actually be constructed—along with a determined and well-known developer.image

You can see that the dream was easy to share for this determined family because walking into the foyer of the facility is a very proud tribute to the Second Amendment.  I included pictures on this article to do the place justice because the entire facility is just a testament to very firm American values.  There is nothing like the Premier Shooting & Training Center in the Tri-State area and beyond within several hundred miles.
image The shooting lanes for target work are certainly on the high-end up range, but down range it is just state of the art.  For me the most noticeable luxury was their air evacuation system which was moving a lot of air during my visit.  As all shooters know there is a lot of lead in gun smoke so at a range where several shooters are working with their firearms smoke can fill the room quickly.  That air has to be moved to keep things fresh because you don’t want to breathe too much as a shooter.  It smells nice, but isn’t good for you under sustained conditions.image

The first thing I thought of after touring the facility was that the owners of the Premier Shooting & Training Center had certainly taken care of their target audience.  The gun retail store in the center of the action will be a place that guns of all kinds can be purchased and shot on the premises in the kind of luxury setting that shoppers would expect to find at Victoria’s Secret. image It’s a nice, clean environment that provides access to their stock.  For men who love to shoot, it’s a dream come true.  But better than that—they can bring their wives without having to worry about the environment being too intimidating for them to feel included.  The shooting range is set right off the retail area and is clean and safe.  There is even an office for the range master to supervise two separate ranges by looking out a central window to ensure that no trouble occurs for the sake of safety.  There is even an armourer on site to help with gun customization or troubleshooting that is equipped for minor gunsmithing duties.  Everything about the shooting experience associated with a target range was on the top end.image

But that wasn’t all, the facility offers a gun safe so that if you have a firearm that you want to protect while you’re out of town, or that you have purchased and are awaiting a permit for—like a machine gun—or something of that nature—it can be stored at the Premier Shooting & Training Center.  I can think of a lot of times where a service like that would be valuable.  There is also a combat training area with mats on the ground to protect falling bodies while learning hand to hand combat—with additional physical training equipment typically associated with a gym.  Then there are conference rooms and classrooms that can be used to advance understanding of firearms and other topics.  One of their meetings rooms would be ideal for renting any event where 100 people or so wanted to gather for an instructional class of some kind. It was a very nice facility.image

Of course there was a lounge area designed to get people talking with one another which was a nice touch.  Additionally under various membership packages there was a VIP area that was quite nice.  The first thought I had was that this was an ideal place to bring business clients.  Instead of taking clients out for a round of golf which takes all afternoon, a trip to the Premier Shooting & Training Center was a better option for the kind of bonding that is often required during business meetings and power lunches.  The quality of the place made it fashionable especially with the VIP lounge which has the look of Teddy Roosevelt’s living room in South Dakota.  There is a very nice patio that looks out over a lake and the setting is luxurious for a shooting range.  It was a wonderful place to speak with people and network within the community.  It was a very smart idea to include as a bonus to an otherwise fantastic shooting experience.image

The Premier Shooting & Training Center was just the most recent example of what the American people can produce if you just get government out of their way and actually help them achieve their dreams.  Mark and George, even though they will not take the credit—had a lot to do with making it so that such a wonderful place could actually be built-in West Chester.  The owners had been shopping around and were looking at three possible sites.  Zoning just a few years ago in West Chester would have forced the Rowlands to go out into a more rural location where there were less college trained leftists actively working against the Second Amendment.  For West Chester to now be able to offer such a wonderful gun range within a few miles of Jags, and the Main Event is really an advantage for the entire community.  I can easily see a business afternoon with VIPs dining at Jags then swinging over to the Premier Shooting & Training Center to shoot a few rounds—maybe even let them shoot a machine gun—which Premier is licensed to handle—then conduct further business in the VIP lounge before dropping them off at their hotel for the evening.  Not only will the Premier Shooting & Training facility help train people how to defend themselves, and to more fully utilize the Second Amendment, but it will also facilitate even more business activity which will proportionally improve the productive output of the entire area.  It is the kind of place that makes you feel safely wrapped in the American flag and to realize that we live in the greatest country on earth.  And West Chester has one of the best shooting facilities in that country—right in our own back yards.

Rich “Cliffhanger” Hoffman

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Congratulations Mark Welch: Lee Wong thinks West Chester government is “perverted”

Many who read here think that I am anti-government.  I am in fact anti-stupid and often when politicians are attracted to government positions for the healthy benefits provided, what you get are the dumbest people in our society signing up for the job because high quality people have better things to do in their life.  Government to me is all about management and I expect the best managers available to do the job of government who don’t need to personally enrich themselves in the process.  With that said I can say that in my hometown of West Chester, Ohio I personally like four of the five people in the below video—which is a trustee meeting for the local government.  One guy, Lee Wong is not one of those four.  I remember very well how he behaved for over six years, especially over a sidewalk he was working hard to extort from public funds near his home across the street from Jags—relatively speaking.  CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW.  He and Cathy Stoker blocked George Lang from being a part of the voting process until George worked hard to get a partner on the board to serve with him resulting in the election of Mark Welch.  When Mark was elected it knocked off Cathy leaving Lee to fend for himself.  Now he’s a disgruntled West Chester trustee.  His partner was eliminated in an election, beaten by Welch who is now the new President.  So congratulations Mark.   Watch the first two minutes of this meeting to see what I’m talking about.

Lee Wong said some very interesting things in that exchange; one was that he thought the process was “perverted.”  Below is the technical definition of perverted and it obviously doesn’t apply. 

Medical Definition of perverted

  • :  marked by abnormality or perversion <perverted pancreatic function> <relieve concepts or fears of perverted sexual interest—W. H. Masters & V. E. Johnson>

Where Lee is wrong about the process is that voters saw how he and Cathy had been running things so they elected somebody different in George Lang.  George then went to work looking for a managing partner on the board to help him with the district—because the previous team of Wong and Stoker were functioning from a much more socialist origin position.   You can hear some of that socialism coming out of Lee during the exchange at the meeting with Bruce Jones, the current fiscal officer.  Lee cited that he believed the board was unfair and that he should be elected president by proper rotation.  For George to agree to something like that it would assume that all the trustees were equal in value, and they obviously are not. 

George obviously trusts Mark to be the president, but Lee has shown that his personal values are not aligned with either of the two other trustees.  So to allow a seat of power to fall into Lee’s hands just so he could feel “equal” or “fair” is just ridiculous considering the voters just re-elected Lang doing things they way that he has now for a while.  Then they voted for Welch who was operating as a companion to George.  Between the two West Chester has really sprung into action bringing many exciting opportunities to an already lucrative area.  A lot of the very good things currently happening in West Chester right now could be directly attributed to the four people sitting in that video—excluding Lee of course. 

The world changed under Lee’s feet and he didn’t adapt to those changing circumstances. All through the last decade progressive viewpoints even among conservatives were fashionable.  Now they are not—instead Lang has brought a free market flare to West Chester politics which is allowing economic growth to escalate proportionally.   Lee is now a relic of the past and he doesn’t understand why.  That is why there was the really awkward silence during the meeting where everyone except Lee understood what was going on.  Lee Wong came out sounding like an out-of-touch grandparent demanding that people ride horses instead of cars as a mode of transportation. 

Lee also invoked that he was the top vote getter over both Lang and Welch.  Well, Bernie Sanders is also very popular—socialism is very popular among lazy people and there are some of those people in West Chester.  Government workers and companies that suck up to government workers love socialism.  That much was evident on Martin Luther King Day in January of 2016.  One of the busiest roads through West Chester is 747 at the foot of Beckett Ridge.  On that national holiday the roads were 2/3rds empty as too many people were off work.  I couldn’t help but wonder what all those people were doing on that day off if not something productive.  How could a vibrant society trying to achieve excellent GDP nationally afford to take off a day for the memory of a civil rights leader?  It’s nice to recognize such people with a national day of remembrance, but to take a day off from productive enterprise seems pretty silly. The kind of people who were off on Martin Luther King’s Day are the type of people who voted for Lee Wong—they tend to be lazy, and too addicted to government services—so Lee represents their type of thinking.  That does not mean that Lee should be in charge of the board.  Competition and the marketplace of politics should do that and George Lang has easily outsmarted Lee to achieve what he thinks needs to happen in West Chester.  The voters re-elected Lang’s vision and the businesses who are attracted to West Chester because of the vibrant economic environment that Lang has helped create along with the other four people at that trustee meeting, are a testament to his success. 

Putting Lee in as president just so his feelings weren’t hurt isn’t “fair,” it’s stupid.  For anyone who questions such a proposal just go back to the Beckett Ridge sidewalk story and watch Lee lecture Lang about being unethical and a whole series of slanderous comments that were certainly unfair.  It’s all on tape—CLICK HERE to review.  It is because of Lee’s actions that he’s now on the outside looking in.  Sure, a bunch of socialist lovers voted for him but if they were in the majority, Lang and Welch would not hold the dominate seats and be able to outvote Lee 2 to 1.  That happened because of what Lee himself did, not because the system is “unfair.”

I’m talking about this because I think every school board and trustee meeting in America should learn something from this form of government that George has envisioned to nurture along—with a lot of help from his friends.  If all branches of our government worked as well as George and Welch have helped make West Chester function—we’d all be a lot better off.  I don’t do as many local articles as I used to because honestly, I have readers in over a 170 different countries and the daily stats are quite good.  The power of the written word is like water—people see it sitting there and in small amounts it looks soothing and docile.  But over time it carves many of the rivers, oceans and continental barriers that we see and gives life to the entire planet.  So I put an emphasis on fixing the mind of people who are broken by their educations and cultural references and it takes time for them to see the light of day.  I write to eat away at what’s wrong, to propose that intelligence can imply on collective stupidity.  What good is a large collective mass of rock if water can erode it away into a pebble with a constant presence and pressure to reshape it into something else over time?  The written word has that kind of power.  But in this case the West Chester trustees and the people behind the scenes that make it work—except for Lee Won–are examples of how all governments need to strive to be.  They could take a lesson from George Lang’s playbook. 

Lee Wong is lucky that everyone is so nice to him.  As a functioning socialist George and Mark put up with Lee because they are respecting the voters—those same slack-jawed, lazy, losers who were off work on Martin Luther King’s Day when there were productive enterprises to embark on.  And I think that’s pretty nice of them.  They may not agree with Lee, but at least they let him sit at the table and aren’t ganging up on him the way Stoker and Wong used to do against George when he was still new to the board.  George is a lot nicer to Lee than he needs to be.  Lee’s definition of things needs to change from the kind of East Avenue activity that might actually be considered truly perverted.  The government of West Chester is not an example of absolute power that corrupts.  Absolute power is in working with another trustee to destroy another person while at the same time hunting for real perversions on the streets of Hamilton late at night.  George and Mark aren’t doing that.  Lee on the other hand can’t say the same.  Yet they treat him fairly—so long as he stays out-of-the-way.  West Chester is the example that other governments across the world should be copying.  And before it’s too late for them they need to figure out who their functioning socialists are and brush them out-of-the-way so real people can do the real work that government should have always been doing.  But they can’t allow people like Lee to be in charge just because it’s “fair.”  That’s just not how things work in a capitalist society.

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Welcome to the End of the World: Will it be laissez faire capitalism or socialism–don’t let the stupid decide

The only real solution to the health care debate is more competition.  Now, because of the oligopoly and mandatory requirements on insurance coverage, prices are now guaranteed to always go up.  The only way to change that guarantee is to introduce competition—sort of like what’s happened with oil prices where a few years ago we were told that they’d always go up.  But once the United States started fracking more heavily and other nations joined into the oil-producing fray, the Gulf States lowered their costs to squeeze down the margins making domestic oil investments less profitable—hoping to maintain their dominance on the market.  Currently in health care—due to hundreds of millions of dollars poured off K-Street into politics—there are only an oligopoly of insurance providers—which drives up all the costs ridiculously.  As I’ve covered here many times, a lot of this health care cost isn’t even necessary any more.  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHY.  There are cures for cancer, there are technologies for regenerative growth—there really isn’t any reason to be sick or to even grow old.  The only reason we still do is to satisfy the market expectations of the pharmaceutical companies.  Things have to change dramatically and quickly.  Obamacare has to go away and the next president will have to tap into as much laissez-faire capitalism as possible—otherwise there’s no chance.

On the Democrats side of the political spectrum, they don’t really have a candidate for president.  Hillary Clinton is a criminal and I have serious doubts as of this writing that she will be able to beat the socialist Bernie Sanders for the nomination.  Then with that said, I really don’t think America is ready to elect an open socialist.  I don’t think in 2016 the nation is ready to accept socialism the way that France has, and many other European countries.  A large portion of America has been raised on socialism—especially victims of public school over the last two decades.  They have been taught in their educations that socialism is the way to go—especially college graduates.  It takes most young people at least a decade to start seeing the reality that they can only get once their parents cut them off from an allowance, and they pop out a couple of kids.  Hopefully by that time they aren’t sick with venereal diseases and can actually live moderately healthy lives for two or three decades without overloading the doctor’s office every time they get a sniffle—which is another large contributor to insurance increases—the preponderance of so many people living their life with risky lifestyles—reckless sexual attitudes, chemical abuse through narcotics and alcohol—and high fat diets.  What is remarkable however is how stupid most people are these days, and to exemplify it read the comments below from a recent CNN article about health care and the Bernie Sanders socialist approach.  We all know they are out there, but it’s another thing to hear them speak so foolishly.  Have a look and read the CNN article linked below.

DemandSider12 hours ago

@davidfour @sunny5280 

We have let capitalism run rampant, to the point that we borrow money from Communist China, to subsidize the human resource budget of our largest private employer, so that they can profitable import from Communist China. Do you think this is wise?

http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/16/news/economy/sanders-health-care-taxes/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom

hardhatharry6 hours ago

I’m a Bernie fan but why even get people worked up about this, we all know Congress would never pass 99% of his ideas.  What it would cost is irrelevant, he is just getting people talking about it longterm. 

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medianone5 hours ago

@hardhatharry You never know….  Conservatives have done a great job of pushing their “anything but Obama” or “anything Obama does it bad, terrible, a failure” to the point that maybe people would consider something different that is not associated with Obama.  Maybe?

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QuestionCNN5 hours ago

@hardhatharry What this article refused to mention is that Hillary will do the same thing – increase taxes under the pre-tense of providing Universal Health care, then divert it to pay for her police-state Marxist Utopia. But CNN is in the Clinton camp and is helping her by providing free negative campaign attacks on the other Marxist – Bernie Sanders 

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DemandSider5 hours ago

@hardhatharry 

This election reminds me a lot of the 1932 election The inequality, the Republican leaning Congress, the economic collapse due to middle class destruction and speculation. With FDR’s election, both Houses switched to heavily Democratic. Sanders’ views are very similar to FDR’s. 

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RustyShackel1 hour ago

@DemandSider @hardhatharry Agreed, Bernie does seem like such a believer in the authority of government that he would take actions to throw Americans in imprisonment camps much like FDR did with innocent japanese-American citizens. I wonder who Bernie would target  – conservatives? The rich?

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DemandSider1 hour ago

@RustyShackel @DemandSider @hardhatharry 

No, you are confusing him with Chewbaca, The Confederate Republican nominee. He’ll probably just put another wing on in Cuba, call it Trumptanomo, and make a killing at tax payer expense, per usual with these “free market” parasites.

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DemandSider7 hours ago

sickforprofit.com/ceos

Stephen Hemsley, CEO, United Health Care, total value of unexercised stock options (Forbes):  $744 million

“Hemseley returns $190 million in stock options acquired as as result of practices found to be fraudulent by The SEC” -American Medical News

Edward Hanway, Cigna CEO, total value of unexercised stock options, $28.8 million,five year compensation, $120 million “The family of a 17 year old girl who died hours after Cigna reversed a decision to deny her liver transplant to sue” -Oakland Tribune

Michael McCallister, CEO, Humana, total value of unexercised stock options, $60.8 million, “Humana abandons seniors in Florida; returns after Republicans pass new Medicare law, upping HMO payments by 25%” – NY Times

Has this Bernie Sanders fella no sense of decency??!?  Who would hire these, ah, people?

  

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pulsecolo7 hours ago

@DemandSider Gosh, those salaries could be used to help pay to retrain and pay

all those insurance company employees mentioned earlier…. 

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JRCHICT6 hours ago

@DemandSider ” Bernie Sanders would LIKELY raise taxes,……”

“SOME experts say,…..”

Great journalism Tami

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medianone5 hours ago

@JRCHICT @DemandSider to be fair, or at least in cutting Tami some slack; we do live in a very litigious society.

Plus the article did say, “Sanders’ plan hasn’t been evaluated by the Congressional Budget Office or major think tanks…” which seems to be the standard for vetting candidate tax proposals.

But I agree with your thinking.

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DemandSider1 hour ago

@medianone @JRCHICT @DemandSider 

Yes, for a person to have their medical bills reimbursed, they often MUST be litigious. SIngle payer would ease the burden on our courts. 

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DemandSider12 hours ago

Insurance stocks rose with the passage of ACA. I don’t think they’ll rise with single payer. Manufacturers should rejoice, however, as their expenses will fall a lot.

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booboospal11 hours ago

Assuming a President Sanders could get his proposal through Congress, how would it affect (adversely?) the 50 million and increasing number of folks now getting Medicare benefits?

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CPR8 hours ago

@booboospal Well it would greatly impact the hundred thousand plus people that work in private insurance or in support of it. 

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booboospal8 hours ago

CPR: Do you know the answer to my question?

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pulsecolo7 hours ago

it would do nothing to adversely affect those folks, the only thing that would happen is that the advantage plans would go away.   But, there would no longer be a need for advantage plans as better coverage would prevail for all seniors as well as the rest of us with everyone in the pool.  Keep in mind, that the Silver  exchange plans under the ACA, that most Americans have with the subsidies,  have much higher deductibles and out of pocket costs than traditional Medicare does without any advantage plan at all.  The insurance industry successfully lobbied and sold America on the “snake oil need” for advantage plans.  Advantage plans have a daily deductible for in hospital stays, and do not cover long term care.   Plus, when seniors sign up for them, they may actually be paying more in the long run than had they banked the money they are spending for those plans.  

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booboospal6 hours ago

pulse:

Would there still be Part B premiums?

Would retiree pension and investment income be taxed more than now to pay insurance costs?

Would there still be a need for supplementary coverage?

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JRCHICT6 hours ago

@booboospal  all good questions.

I’m pretty sure though that we’ll have many who will expect to be perfect right out of the gate. Find any and all reasons to condemn it as we’ve done w/ ACA

Primarily use it as a political football.

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medianone6 hours ago

@booboospal Again, all good questions.  And shouldn’t debate on universal health care also include looking at other countries who’ve successfully implemented such systems?  Their costs, outcomes, sustainability, etc?

Seems like this debate has been ongoing for decades, at least since Hillary Care proposals.  And if other countries have been successfully operating single payer systems and covering 100% of their populations, it is a wonder our “top men” haven’t been able to track these successes and implement them here. 

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JRCHICT6 hours ago

@medianone @booboospal  I’m not sure our “top men” care more about taking the money from the lobbyists of the health and insurance corporations for same old same old, or they’re interested in doing what’s right for us.

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booboospal10 hours ago

My former employer pays a fixed monthly amount (adjusted each year) toward employee AND RETIREE and dependent health insurance. So far it has been enough $$ to cover a Blue Cross supplemental policy AND the basic tier Medicare Part B premium for both my wife and me. Of course both of us paid for Part A (hospitalization) Medicare coverage by payroll tax while we were employed.

How would the Sanders proposal affect us?

Anyone?

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@DemandSider

Republicans: you blame non religions christians, atheists,Muslims, blacks,Hindus, Obama,gays etc. for US weak middle class,but the real problem is no healthcare,expensive college, no paid maternity leave etc. 
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-evil socialist countries all rank higher in median wealth(or wealth of the middle class) 
Source: 
http://www.middleclasspoliticaleconomist.com/2013/06/us-median-wealth-only-28th-in-world.html 

(Before you republicans blame colored people, remember that UAE, Kuwait , Qatar, Singapore have a high percentage of colored folks but still have a richer middle class than us ) 

If you don’t believe my source just google “median wealth by country” and you will see similar results. 

We dont have paid maturity leave, free healthcare or free or reduced college. We are the only developed country to not have this. Thats why we rank so low.

Uninsured by state- 
http://www.gallup.com/poll/184514/uninsured-rates-continue-drop-states.aspx 

dem. states have a lower percentage of uninsured than republican states

Those are some really poorly educated theories shown above generated by a society raised on a terrible public school system which taught them all the wrong things.  The basic instruction was that mixed economies such as what Scandinavian socialism proposes is the answer to equal distribution of resources without considering what the source of the value of what’s distributed entailed.  For years the word on the street was that the United States would become more service oriented as other countries would become the producers.  Otherwise, China and the Gulf States would make most of our American stuff and we’d have more time to think about things and have service jobs to sustain those “intellectual” pursuits.  Well, that plan hasn’t worked out.  The “money” jobs are now overseas and socialists think that by raising McDonald’s jobs to $15 an hour that the “middle class” will be sustained.  Only idiot academics who live in a campus bubble could have concocted such a stupid notion.  Only laissez-faire capitalism will solve our problems.  Not crony capitalism which is what the pharmaceuticals and oil conglomerates have—I’m talking about open markets competing with each other to offer the most superior product for the lowest price.

All the countries mentioned above, places like UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, and Singapore are ultimately servicing the United States demand for products.  The United States creates the global demand with their $17 trillion a year in gross domestic product.  That GDP in order to survive by the way must increase by nearly double just for us to hope to survive as a country—and for the world in general to even have a chance.   Without the United States all those mentioned countries wither away and die.  So they are not examples of success or flowering epitaphs to managed economies.  Socialism is the tombstone that the epitaph needs to be inscribed upon, because it has not worked.  The United States is the only life support the world has.  It is sad that more people don’t understand that.

The next president cannot be a Democrat.  The House and Senate can’t just have Republicans; it has to have “conservative” Republicans the likes of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.  Whoever is in the executive branch will have to be willing to fight the world and idiots like those in the comments above from their instructed commitments to socialism and convince them to embrace not just capitalism, but the most open form of it imaginable– laissez-faire.  We are no longer at a “theory” phase in this global economic struggle.  We are at the rubber hitting the road phase and it’s not the time for games.  If the situation doesn’t get fixed right here and now it will be over in the future.  Because there are just too many socialists who are having kids and are raising them to be just as stupid as they are—the evidence is right above you—they do exist.  Astonishingly they somehow manage to feed themselves, but they aren’t much good for anything else.  But they do vote.

Rich “Cliffhanger” Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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