Monday, 13 February 2012

EGYPT "FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY" UPDATE

Ken Berwitz

Since our Accomplice Media have, for the most part, dropped coverage of what is going on in Egypt like a hot potato, I feel it necessary to keep you informed. 

Here is the latest, excerpted from an article by Amrutha Gayathri of International Business News:

Hazem Saleh Abu Ismail, Egypt's presidential candidate and a vocal supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, has said that there is no room for personal freedom in Islam. In a recent television interview translated and reported by Jihad Watch, Ismail said that being a Muslim is like being a member of the military, where one has to go by a dictatorial code of conduct.

"If you claim that Allah considers it your personal freedom, show me your reference? Nobody has ever said that - except for people have no understanding of Sharia," Ismail said.

Ismail asserted that he would enforce veil or Hijab for women under his presidency and that if a woman wants to abandon the veil, she should "change her creed". He said he is only obeying Allah, by imposing Islamic dress code.

"You see, this is the difficulty; this is Islam. Does she want to be a Muslim and not obey Allah's rules? Let them (women) say so; that's all I ask; let them be honorable and just speak up."

However, most Muslim countries, including Egypt, have harsh laws and restrictions against criticizing religion, and blasphemy is a crime that is punishable by death.  

There you go.  There's your Egyptian "freedom and democracy".  Isn't it wonderful?

The reality?  Egypt is a disaster heading toward complete catastrophe. 

Note to anyone who thinks this Muslim brotherhood supporting candidate is some way-out-there-somewhere wacko who could never win:  I strongly suggest you reference the parliamentary elections which were just held.  75% of the winners were either from the Muslim brotherhood or the Salafists, who (if possible) are even more fundamentalist. 

If you know that (and if you didn't before, you do now), you understand that Hazem Saleh Abu Ismail - or someone just as hardline fundamentalist, maybe even moreso - is most likely going to be the next President of Egypt.

And why are media finding what is happening in Egypt so non-newsworthy that they barely report about it anymore?  Could it have something to do with the fact that it shows just how wrong President Obama was?  What a complete foreign policy debacle he and his fart-catcher Hillary Clinton have overseen there? 

Is it because, if people understand what a disaster President Obama helped to facilitate in Egypt, media will also be forced to report on how Libya is turning out?  To inform readers/viewers/listeners that our bombing has allowed the country to go from a qaddafi hellhole to a rapidly developing al qaeda stronghold - at least as bad, and maybe even worse?  Will they have to show footage of the al qaeda flags that now fly in Libyan cities?

Remember when we had journalists, rather than leftward shills offering propaganda instead of honest news reporting?  You need a bit of a memory to do so, but once upon a time there was such a thing as journalistic integrity, in which reporters and editors, at least to some degree, subordinated their personal partisanship to honest coverage of people and events; even the network news and the New York Times.

Try and find it now. 


PAUL RYAN DECONSTRUCTS THE OBAMA BUDGET

Ken Berwitz

This is the easiest blog I will ever write. 

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget.

Here is Rep. Ryan's analysis, which makes absolute mincemeat of the so-called Obama "budget" -- and gives you an excellent idea of why this administration - and so much of its Accomplice Media - fear him so much:

 

President's Budget Charts Path to Debt and Decline

 

President Obamas budget is bad for jobs, bad for seniors, and makes the economy worse.
House Budget Committee And Senate Budget Committee Republican Summary Of Presidents FY2013 Budget

February 13, 2012

 

 

 

The President has not merely ducked from our fiscal and economic challenges, butwith his fourth straight budget flophe has advanced policies that dangerously accelerate the crisis before us. His gimmick-filled budget fails to reduce the fast-rising debt, permanently entrenches unsustainable levels of government spending, and erects new barriers to upward mobility. His plan stifles economic growth, threatens the health and retirement security of millions of Americans, and commits the next generation to a diminished future.

 

Spends Too Much: $47 Trillion In Ten Years A Net Increase Over Current Projections

 

After four straight years of trillion-dollar-plus deficits (breaking his promise to cut the deficit in half), President Obamas budget worsens our fiscal crisis and speeds the country to bankruptcy. Three years after the passage of the Presidents trillion-dollar spending stimulus, this gimmick-filled budget calls for more wasteful spending taken from workers paychecks or borrowed from abroad. The massive spending increases are greater than the few proposed spending reductions.

 Spending in FY13: $3.8 trillion

 Spending in FY22: $5.8 trillion

 Increased spending concealed through gimmicks: $1.5 trillion

 Total government spending over the next ten years: $47 trillion

 

Taxes Too Much: $1.9 Trillion In New Taxes

 

The Presidents budget imposes a heavy cost for its commitment to intrusive governmentdiminishing economic opportunity by imposing the largest tax hike in history. Taking trillions more tax dollars from hardworking American families will further depress wages and destroy jobs at a time when millions of Americans remain out of work. In total, this budget imposes $1.9 trillion in new taxes on families, small businesses, and job creatorsall to fund wasteful Washington spending.

 Income tax hike: $1.4 trillion

 Death tax hike: $143 billion

 Other tax increases: $340 billion

 

Borrows Too Much: $11 Trillion Added To The Debt

 

Under President Obamas watch, the federal governments total debt has surpassed the size of the economyundermining job creation today and threatening a debt crisis tomorrow. The Presidents budget ignores the drivers of our debt, bringing America perilously close to a European-style crisis:

 Deficit in FY12: $1.3 trillion

 Deficit in FY13: $901 billion

 Deficit in FY22: $704 billion

 Gross debt accumulated during President's first term: $6.4 trillion

 Gross debt at the end of FY22: $25.9 trillion

 Annual interest payments on the debt by FY22: nearly $1 trillion

 

Gimmicks, Tricks and Broken Promises

 

The Presidents meager deficit-reduction claims seek to take credit for over $2 trillion in savings already in law and the exploitation of discredited budget gimmicks, including almost $1 trillion in savings from money that was never requested and never to be spent in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

By failing to put forward long-overdue reforms, his budget allows Social Security to fall into bankruptcy (imposing an across-the-board 23 percent cut on seniors) and gives unaccountable government bureaucrats control over cutting Medicare in ways that would result in denied care for seniors. No credible action is taken to lift the crushing burden of debt. This Presidents empty promises are quickly becoming broken promises for millions of Americans.

Is Paul Ryan right or wrong?  You decide.  But do it carefully, because if Mr. Ryan is correct, and we re-elect President Obama.....

You didn't need me to finish that sentence, did you?


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