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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Promises, promises, promises?

 Promises Obama couldn't possible keep before the the November election

was the mainstay of his State of the Union Address. A litany of legislation that

needs Obama's tutelage, or this nation is likely to perish from the face of the

earth. In his newest con job on the  American people Obama again promises

the world based on his failed policies, and economic immaturity. Well that should make

the 16 million or so Americans out of work very comforted. Careful to mention a kinder

education system that still has the cancerous flaw of Union interference and teacher

irresponsibility is just pandering to the status quo. In conclusion this president doesn't care that

more deficit spending means the collapse of a security net each and every one of us will be

affected by. His middle class mantra is nothing more that a cheap trick to again fool those

most in need. Less leadership, more campaign, it's the Obama way.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Playing the percent-ages......My Post Response 1/21/2012

    What a wonderful change of heart for The New York Times to publish an accurate study regarding

social warfare by the left and filling that study with comprehensive statistics that prove who the 1

percenters really are (“Who Are the 1 Percent?” Editorial, Jan. 17).

Hats off to journalism with a responsibility to print the truth.

Could this be the first step in debunking President Obama’s negative tactics regarding the hardest-

working citizens, who just happened to be successful?
Theodore Miraldi
The Bronx

    The defining economic issue that will ensure Obama’s re-election is the stark contrast he will be

able to make between the 99 percent and the 1 percent in our country.

Over and over again, Republicans will cry “class warfare” and call Obama “a divider.” But for over 30

years, Republicans’ trickle-down economics and perpetual call for permanent tax cuts for the rich have

widened the division between the haves and have-nots — their version of divisive class warfare.

The 2012 election should be all about strengthening the middle class and poor.

Paul Whiteley Sr.
Louisville, Ky.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

La Reza to the top, thanks to Obama....

 Here's a superb example of Obama's promise of transparency, as Michelle Malkin has peviously

stated,  "Hispanic civil-rights advocate as a win for the middle class.” Prior to her first

appointment as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Cecilia Munoz spent two decades

lobbying for La Reza (The Race) trying to put American tax dollars in the pockets of illegal

immigrants. How transparent does it get? Obama's stimulus package helped illegals acquire

low cost loans to help refinance mortagages they didn't qualify for to begin with. Promoting

Munoz to Obama's top domestic policy adviser is another slap in the face to the general

public. Now we have a domestic policy advisor who's only agenda is to promote the rights of

the Hispanic middle class. It appears most of us have become second class citizens

to growing Mexican Empire.

theodore miraldi

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Who says Obama has accomplished nothing.....

From my friend Ted Copeland.....
Ted Copeland
People are always saying B Hussein Obama hasn't accomplished anything. But contrary to popular belief, B Hussein O has an impressive list of accomplishments!

• First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he wa...s a foreigner
• First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in
• First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States
• First President to violate the War Powers Act
• First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
• First President to defy a Federal Judge's court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law
• First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party
• First President to spend a trillion dollars on 'shovel-ready' jobs when there was no such thing as 'shovel-ready' jobs
• First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters
• First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat
• First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the US , including those with criminal convictions
• First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees
• First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space
• First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present
• First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it
• First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases
• First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory
• First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN…)
• First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago
• First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case
• First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office
• First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date
• First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records
• First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it
• First President to go on multiple global 'apology tours'
• First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer
• First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife
• First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense
•First President to repeat the Holy Qur’an tells us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth
• First President to take a 17 day vacation


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Too many debates?

 Loose lips sink ships, just ask some of the Republican candidates after being hijacked by cable

news and the drone of inane questioning from the mediocre moderaters. This over-exposure did little

to define a front runner as the results of the Iowa caucus accomplishes a big zero. Padded by Independents

more apt to vote for anyone but a Republican has once more shown its irrelevance. The 8 vote win by Romney

must have Obama licking his chops. The Republicans must take heed of the reality show disaster and come together

around one candidate. Like him or not Romney can beat Obama in a general election, and after all that's what the

American public wants in 2012. Romney and Allan West would give Obama the beating he deserves.

theodore miraldi

Monday, January 9, 2012

Do right by the kids: Demand quality teachers NYPost 1/9/2012

The Issue: The city and union’s failure to agree on a new teacher-evaluation system for schools.
I applaud Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott for telling it like it is: The problem with education in

this city are the teachers and the unions (“Race to the Bottom,” PostOpinion, Jan. 3).

The teachers in the front of the classrooms are the reason our children perform so poorly.

In an effort to do everything possible to hold on to jobs they don’t deserve, teachers ruined the chance

to receive $60 million in federal funding for schools.

This is not rocket science, it’s sheer corruption. Poor-performing teachers equate to low-performing

students. Thanks to Walcott for putting a face on stupidity.
Dennis Walcott
Dennis Walcott

Theodore Miraldi
The Bronx

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Straight from the mouth of Warren Buffett......

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:
"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just
Pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
Than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
For re-election

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
Took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail,
Cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
Or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to
a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
Each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will
Have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed
Congressional Reform Act of 2011 _

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no
Pay when they're out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the
Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into
The Social Security system, and Congress participates with the
American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and
Participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
Effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this
Contract with Congressmen/women.
Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
Envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
Term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
Only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive
The message. Don't you think it's time?