Summary of Obama’s IRS scandal

IRS cartoonObservations from an IT Expert “If the IRS’ email server is in such a state that they only have one copy of data and the server crashes and it’s gone, I’ve never heard of such a thing.”

“I don’t know of any email administrator that doesn’t have at least three ways of getting that mail back,” he added. “It’s either on the disks or it’s on a TAPE backup someplace or in an archive server. There are at least three ways the government can get those emails.”

Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog

In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.

When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that only low level employees had known about it, and that no high level IRS officials had known about it. However, soon afterward, NPR reported that an Inspector General report showed that Lerner had been lying, and that she herself had actually been aware of it since June 29, 2011. Even worse, during March and April of 2012, Lerner herself had actually written such letters to fifteen different…

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You Cannot Govern Leadership

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While small business owners are putting up their houses and their life savings to survive, to cash flow their business, to hire employees, President Obama was and still is, greasing the palms of his political donors in the name of greentech failures, spending billions of our taxpayer dollars.

The alarming failure of big government was never more evident than when President Obama publicly and carelessly joked about a trillion dollars (stimulus (taxpayer) money) wasted on “Shovel-Ready Was Not As Shovel-Ready As We Expected.”  Where was the red flag then?  Where is the red flag now?

The only hope I see for this country is individual responsibility, and leadership that creates prosperity, not big government. You cannot govern leadership.   Today individual responsibility, leadership, and American exceptionalism are too often political talking points and empty words. When individual leadership fails, or fails to materialize, it creates dependency.

Leonardo da Vinci said it 480 years ago and he said it in Italian. Here is the clearest translation:  “People of accomplishment rarely sit back and let things happen to them. They go out and happen to things.”

I don’t do what you’re passionate about, but be passionate about what you do.  Don’t follow your passion.  Let your passion follow you.  That’s leadership.

As a small business owner after 25 years it has been my experience, the most important life decisions you make, have to be made on your own.  I built my business and leadership is key.

Others will pontificate as to what a leader is, what a leader must do and how a leader must act.  I don’t have time for all that and neither do you.  The best way to find out if you are a leader is to deal with life’s biggest challenges when it comes to crunch time.

Decide on your own and act accordingly.  You’ll no doubt get plenty of advice, but no one is going to know better than you, what to do.  You are better qualified than anyone or anything to make the decisions that affect you personally and those who depend on you.

There’s a disturbing trend in our day-to-day lives towards dependency on others, big institutions, big labor and big government.  Sweat equity has been replaced by entitlement equity.  People measure success based on what they can get, not what they can give.  

A major new study by Harvard economist Raj Chetty, however, shows things haven’t changed all that much. “Children entering the labor market today have the same chances of moving up in the income distribution relative to their parents as children born in the 1970s,” it finds.  “That doesn’t mean politicians can’t improve people’s chances of rising. It’s just that the best way they can do so is by getting out of the way.”  The Foundry

The problem is the more you lean on the government, the more your life depends on government.  You are governed by more  laws, more regulations and more public policy today than ever before.  Who you become, what you do, and how you do it, is shaped by public opinion and the mainstream media.

In this new era influenced by mass media and public opinion, big government is their divined solution to all your problems.  American exceptionalism, entrepreneurship and the multitude of small business success stories that built a thriving post WWII economy, are too often ignored, discounted and discouraged with crippling regulation and  laws that are the new normal.

What if a typical family spent like government?

What if a typical family spent like government?

Individualism and leadership are sorely needed.  People, not big government, can make a difference.  You and I need to step up to the plate.  Our country’s in peril as is our next generation.  Take on the career politicians who have created roadblocks to personal responsibility and leadership.  Our country is on the line. Vote them out in 2014 and 2016.

Career politicians passing laws that control our lives severely curtail the entrepreneurial spirit and small business startups, the little engine that could, that should and does grow the economy.   Consider the cost of healthcare has virtually doubled for small businesses in the past 5 years.  

Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of free enterprise. Their heart is beating for their next customer, for their fellow employees and their families.  Their soul is intact.  They epitomize what comprises the backbone of our country, small business.  In their shadows are the real leaders, the chief cooks and bottle washers; the real risk takers that stand behind their champions, small business owners.  Small business owners are essential to the future success of the US economy.

Entrepreneurs are not the only leaders.  Leaders are people I see when I come to work before dawn.  I see them after dusk, when darkness settles.  They are resourceful.  They don’t think twice.  If you say something to them about the long hours they keep, they will readily commiserate with you, complain if you will, but there is a sense of pride in their voice.  There is a smile on their face.  These hard working people who are the heart and soul of the US economy.

In an atmosphere where people lean more on government, blame others and institutions for their circumstance, we need more leaders. Whether you are a parent, employee, small business owner or CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation; people depend on you for guidance.  You are accountable for the success or failure of others.  You have to make decisions that affect other people for better or for worse. 

In business or in your personal life, when the time comes, no one will make the important decisions for you.  Don’t get me wrong.  You will get plenty of advice.  “If I were you…” “You should…”  “You could…” “You might…” Later on, after the decision has been made, you will summarily receive the same words, only in a different context.  “If it were me…” “I would have…”  I could have…”  “I would have… Draw on your own experience.  Make your own decisions.

The most important decisions you can make, are made by you alone.  That’s leadership.  You can change the world, change you can believe in.

America in Jeopardy? The Answer is, “4 DEAD Americans Heroes.” What is the Question?

What is Benghazi?

What is Benghazi?

I  wanted to try to put the question, “What is Benghazi?” out to people that get to go home every night.  They get to celebrate July 4th, Independence Day, tomorrow.

They turn on the TV.  They watch NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN News.  Then they turn on Jeopardy.  They think they have all the answers.  They never hear about Benghazi, or the IRS scandals.

So I decided to pose a question, as if it were asked on Jeopardy.

On Jeopardy, the answer is, “4 DEAD Americans heroes.”  The question would be, “What is Benghazi?

If this were a question posed on Jeopardy…maybe more Americans would stop ignoring and want to learn the answer.  This brings me to the next Jeopardy question, “What is the IRS scandal?”  The answer is, “A White House Cover up.”  The White House was targeting conservative groups (Tea Party) before the 2012 elections to keep them from getting out the conservative vote.”    Read – Strassel:The IRS Scandal Started at the Top.

Here is an excerpt.   President Obama raised the threat of illegality: “All around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates . . . And they don’t have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are. You don’t know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation.”

There is also an Obama campaign website targeting of Romney campaign donors, like Frank VanderSloot.  While some people may think VanderSloot is getting what he deserves, there’s a real concern Obama can publicly target someone and a few days later Vandersloot is targeted by the IRS and the Labor Department with audits.

How can we, as Americans, allow the most powerful agency in government, persecute innocent Americans regardless of their political affiliation?  Instead of calling each other Libtards and Teabaggers, or worse, isn’t it time to realize our great country is in jeopardy?idependence day flag at half mast edit

As for Benghazi, did I mention it has been almost 10 months, 296 days and counting, we still don’t know who is responsible for Benghazi and we have held NO ONE accountable for 4 DEAD Americans?  They and their families aren’t celebrating the 4th of July with brats and beer like you and I, because they STILL don’t have answers!!!

The White House has become The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Obama is Charles Durning in the Sidestep, a must see!

Shame on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and all the the MSM outlets who refuse to admit the POTUS is your demagogue.  Your MSM creation.

I can’t celebrate Independence Day, the birth of our nation, when the Chicago Mafia has riddled, and will continue to riddle our Constitutional rights.  I’m hanging my flag at half mast on the 4th of July to honor of those who died in Benghazi and all American’s who have defended America and who have paid the ultimate price.

As for the IRS scandal, there may as well be a guy who goes by the name of “Ben” Ghazi in charge of the FBI investigation into the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, because the FBI still doesn’t know who’s in charge of the investigation and they don’t know who is responsible.  Make sense?

One last Jeopardy quiz for you that are still here.  The answer is “In Jeopardy.”   The question is, “What is America?”

God love America!  Happy 4th of July!

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