Archive | May, 2012

O’Malley spreads fiscal insanity to other states

30 May

                                     O’Malley spreads fiscal insanity to other states

Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s present governor, walked into a sea of red ink when he assumed office in 2011.  Free spending liberals, powerful public unions and the entitlement crowd consumed every tax dollar brought into the public treasury and much more. The phenomenal debt Walker inherited required extraordinary actions to bring order to Wisconsin’s out of control spending. Walker proposed an intricate economic plan that affected both the private and public sectors. Union bosses and their minions balked at the changes that would occur in their contracts and the ability to negotiate them. Collective bargaining would not be so collective anymore. Automatic raises for civil servants, that robbed state coffers, would become a fine memory. Teachers, some earning six figures, were asked to contribute more to their pensions and health insurance. Wisconsin’s civil elite had forgotten that the country and their state were in the midst of a recession. They refused to consider that state residents were already taxed far beyond what they could afford, sound familiar. Organized protests to remove Scott Walker from power for his attempts to bring economic order to the state began. Money flooded into the state to unseat this Republican. How dare he attempt to manage the state properly by cutting off the endless flow of cash to the indolent, arrogant and corrupt! Enter Governor Martin O’Malley, a vindictive democrat who has curry favored with the very same groups in Maryland, to lend a hand to the democrat running against Walker. O’Malley is no stranger to fiscal irresponsibility, burdening Maryland taxpayers with every levy and tax increase he could conceive. Intent to spread the misery around, O’Malley brought his game to Wisconsin under the aegis as the head of the Democratic Governors Association. In essence O’Malley believes in deficit spending to feed bloated governments and those who service them. Deficit spending is O’Malley’s signature accomplishment. Others such as Walker have saner approaches to bring economic alignment to their state. O’Malley’s intrusion into Wisconsin may be a waste of time both for their voters and for himself. Walker has an excellent chance to prevail even with the minor impact O’Malley may have. Scott Walker displays a level of rational thought not seen in many government officials, O’Malley displays none.  June 5 will display that union thugs and mob rule cannot intimidate the forces of reason, sanity and righteousness. Mark Davis MD author of Demons of Democracy.

Cover-up: Iran’s true intentions

28 May

Cover-up: Iran’s true intentions

 

Iran is moving very quickly to destabilize the Middle East. Daily shouts from their media pulpit that enriched ores of uranium and other radioactive elements are being expeditiously processed fall on deaf ears in our Executive Branch. Denial continues to pour forth from Obama’s lips that Iran is a few months away from possessing a nuclear weapon. If Iran wanted nuclear power for their electrical needs they could buy “peaceful” reactors from numerous countries. Iran’s intent is very clear to anyone with clear mentation, an inkling of Iran’s history and does not live under a rock, they want nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them. Iran’s schizoid president and our own leader have something in common they both appear to hate America and its institutions. Israel has received less than friendly receptions by the White House and its occupants. Obama’s lack of understanding of Middle East politics and religion does not relinquish him and our government from moving on Iran in the event a weapon is near completion. Diplomacy, sanctions, United Nations mandates and more have failed to stop Iran’s movement to the bomb. Their intent is clear, they want to destroy Israel and to hurt us in manner we cannot conceive yet. The dirty bomb theory has been postulated where a weapon is moved into one of our major cities and detonated. With porous southern borders this scenario is a possibility. So far our brilliant yet short sighted Secretary of State continues to rattle her saber, but in the wrong direction. Giving monies to the Palestinians, Muslim Brotherhood, Pakistan and sundry more enemies of America does little to protect this nation. Yet, this is the track that Obama has placed the nation. Seventy two million Iranians, except for a few, would like to see their extremists leaders expedited to Allah, so would many of us on these shores. Obama had a chance when a minor revolution erupted in the streets of Tehran several years ago, to rid the world of these tyrants. With his hands in his pockets and head bowed he did nothing to help. His style is to wait until the crisis is in full-bloom then do the least he can. Iran will use a bomb in the event they succeed in their present efforts. America, along with its allies, should move on them now before another holocaust is added to history. Obama’s weakness is pathetic. Israel may be forced to do the lifesaving deeds themselves. On this Memorial Day we are leaderless in the pursuit of peace, with God’s grace that may change in November. Mark Davis MD author of Demons of Democracy. platomd@gmail.com

Lawyer’s: America’s greatest threat

27 May

Lawyers: America’s greatest threat

 

Lawyers have undermined every institution and tradition that has made America great. The harm they have inflicted on this country is so egregious that mere words fail to express the full impact. Battalions of social science majors graduate yearly with degrees to nowhere. Many seek the safe harbor of a law school believing the road to success is a mere three years away, without considering the reality around them. Except for a few high end earners in each community, the rest struggle to justify the time they spent earning their degrees. A significant percentage seek the comfort and regular pay of government service, here is where they do the most damage. With no special talents in science, economics, health care, military management, religion, environment or sundry other fields they create and enforce draconian regulatory structure that benefits a few at the expense of many. Obamacare, as it has come to be known, was written end to end by lawyers to confound the health system not improve it. Environmental legislation that failed to pass in Congress, no problem for the legal profession, they simply embed the same regulations in treaties bypassing democratic procedures (reference Dick Morris’ book Screwed). From Wall Street to Main Street lawyers not only pump out the laws which continue to reduce freedoms, they are the enforcers. Prosecutors, by the thousands, have been less than honest with their judicial counterparts when presenting cases. Thousands have gone to jail, paid huge finds and in some cases spent an eternity by bars on false evidence. Duke Lacrosse debacle exemplifies the dishonesty embedded into the American prosecutorial system. Guess who manages the SEC, Lawyers. When Bernard Madoff made off with billions he had been under investigation from this fine unit of the government for years. The lawyers and only the lawyers stopped the revelations from surfacing about his activities, they even dropped the investigation. Lawyers are making billions defending illegals, with the taxpayer footing the bill. Every treaty they write gives the other party the benefit at guess whose expense. Perversion is part of their repertoire as they push homosexual marriage on the majority who believe it is a deviant form of existence. From dumb down education to weakening the military the hand of an ignorant lawyer is somewhere in the mix. Federal Government’s top four officials President, Vice President, Secretary of State and Attorney General each have the golden JD, the degree that has taken the best country on the face of the Earth and made us a joke around the World. Some new laws to look forward: 1) Owe taxes you cannot obtain a passport, 2) removing the requirement of a prescription for most drugs, 3) government mandate to control your thermostat, 4) taxes levied by the number of miles you drive, 5) forced payment of taxes on all winning at casinos, 6) forced government inspections of your homes for “environmental” purposes yearly, 7) abbreviating physician education, 8) a universal code for internet usage so Obama can know all activities you perform in cyberspace, 9) national identification cards for everyone ( remember the Germans asking for “Papers” in Indiana Jones, its coming soon), 10) Government will test each individual and assign you the profession of their choice not yours (see Brave New World by Aldous Huxley). Alarming as these potential laws may sound they are not some pipe dream by this author, they are being floated in different sections of our government to make life more “efficient” for all. Lawyers, lawyers and more lawyers are challenging the very basis of our democracy and they must be reined in. In the Book Demons of Democracy the astounding case is delineated how America has been maneuvered into a type of socialized democracy, a model of which has failed all over the World. My question to the reader is: When will Americans say “enough is enough” and stop the impending catastrophe by these Demons of Democracy. Mark Davis MD author of the latter book that warned America, tyranny is at our doorstep directly caused by the “legal profession.” platomd@gmail.com

Welcome to Maryland: taxes, taxes, regulations and more taxes

16 May

Welcome to Maryland: Taxes, taxes, regulations and more taxes

 

Maryland, contrary to Governor O’Malley’s recent public exhortations, is unfriendly to business. In the event you read Maryland’s other major news outlet, they believe the Governor and his legislative minions can do no wrong. Glowing reports emanate daily from that travesty noting how the state is managed with competence and verve. Many of us see disturbing trends the Sun does not want to cover. Maryland’s purported population is slightly under 6 million which nearly matches the number of laws, regulations, rules, edicts and protocols that are enforced by various State and county agencies. More infective are the rules and regulatory structure that have not been put to word, yet are a greater threat to the private sector than their written counterparts. These mindless controls are the weapons of choice that armies of state/county inspectors enforce on an array of businesses to justify their jobs. Overreaching Maryland government not only controls every aspect of your business they force you to pay for it. With the exception of a few states, Maryland is at the very top of the list burdening the workforce with every conceivable levy their minds could conjure. In the event you own a business the levies are exponentially worse. Maryland’s Special Legislative session was convened for one reason, to steal more from its residents (see article entitled: Maryland’s real doomsday budget). Businesses are hit with outrageous licensing fees, tolls that shake the dust out of your wallet, personal property levies, stratospheric workman’s compensation assessments, ridiculous unemployment charges, environmental impact fees and state income taxes that have no ceiling. Businesses that step out of line, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office will be up your backside waiting to drag you through Courts that are very friendly to State administrative agencies. In Maryland the game is fixed. The Courts, administrative entities and the Attorney General’s Office work in unison, not for the benefit of state residents, but for their own self-serving interests. Maryland refuses to consolidate departments and look for efficiencies to balance its budget. O’Malley has a superfluous number of examples to look to that exemplify well run governments. Indiana and Puerto Rico both characterize efficient/well run economies, but they are managed by Republicans. This evil word cannot be used in Annapolis.  It was difficult to find one state managed by democrats that was not in very deep debt. By chance you move to Maryland to start a business, remember three basic points. First: whatever you budget to build out and stock your business put aside an extra 20 to 40 percent for the unexpected zoning requirements, licensing procedures, taxes and lawyer fees necessary to move your company forward. Two: familiarize yourself with county and state regulations pertaining to your unique business, otherwise inspectors will suffocate it to the point of asphyxiation. Three and most important: before you perform the latter two, think twice before opening your doors in Maryland, the grief is not worth the efforts. Mark Davis MD, president of Healthnets Review Services. platomd@gmail.com

Welcome to Maryland: taxes, taxes, regulations and more taxes

16 May

Welcome to Maryland: Taxes, taxes, regulations and more taxes

 

Maryland, contrary to Governor O’Malley’s recent public exhortations, is unfriendly to business. In the event you read Maryland’s other major news outlet, they believe the Governor and his legislative minions can do no wrong. Glowing reports emanate daily from that travesty noting how the state is managed with competence and verve. Many of us see disturbing trends the Sun does not want to cover. Maryland’s purported population is slightly under 6 million which nearly matches the number of laws, regulations, rules, edicts and protocols that are enforced by various State and county agencies. More infective are the rules and regulatory structure that have not been put to word, yet are a greater threat to the private sector than their written counterparts. These mindless controls are the weapons of choice that armies of state/county inspectors enforce on an array of businesses to justify their jobs. Overreaching Maryland government not only controls every aspect of your business they force you to pay for it. With the exception of a few states, Maryland is at the very top of the list burdening the workforce with every conceivable levy their minds could conjure. In the event you own a business the levies are exponentially worse. Maryland’s Special Legislative session was convened for one reason, to steal more from its residents (see article entitled: Maryland’s real doomsday budget). Businesses are hit with outrageous licensing fees, tolls that shake the dust out of your wallet, personal property levies, stratospheric workman’s compensation assessments, ridiculous unemployment charges, environmental impact fees and state income taxes that have no ceiling. Businesses that step out of line, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office will be up your backside waiting to drag you through Courts that are very friendly to State administrative agencies. In Maryland the game is fixed. The Courts, administrative entities and the Attorney General’s Office work in unison, not for the benefit of state residents, but for their own self-serving interests. Maryland refuses to consolidate departments and look for efficiencies to balance its budget. O’Malley has a superfluous number of examples to look to that exemplify well run governments. Indiana and Puerto Rico both characterize efficient/well run economies, but they are managed by Republicans. This evil word cannot be used in Annapolis.  It was difficult to find one state managed by democrats that was not in very deep debt. By chance you move to Maryland to start a business, remember three basic points. First: whatever you budget to build out and stock your business put aside an extra 20 to 40 percent for the unexpected zoning requirements, licensing procedures, taxes and lawyer fees necessary to move your company forward. Two: familiarize yourself with county and state regulations pertaining to your unique business, otherwise inspectors will suffocate it to the point of asphyxiation. Three and most important: before you perform the latter two, think twice before opening your doors in Maryland, the grief is not worth the efforts. Mark Davis MD, president of Healthnets Review Services. platomd@gmail.com

Incident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

16 May

Incident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

 

2008 presidential election will be remembered for a series of failures that led up to the greatest blunder in American history, the election of Barack Obama. Few people took note the day of his inauguration that all flags in the distance were blowing left. Perhaps a higher power was attempting to forewarn us of the impending changes that would be inflicted on a democracy that survived more than two hundred years. American ideals and institutions have been on trial since its inception, yet within the last forty one months Old Glory has been tattered by a foe this country may not be able to overcome. President Obama’s governance is marked by an extraordinary reliance on social radicals whose untested programs have been inflicted on a less than docile public. Slowly mainstream America is awakening to the detriment a handful of politicians have wrought on a nation that expected more from its leadership, but received much less. Ruling from ignorance is easy for those who are not initiated in the basic subject matters before them. Conflicts of interest have emerged that place the presidency in a precarious position that has been challenged by few because they know where it will lead. Obvious to anyone following the day to day political disasters of the President is his intention to buy votes through any means possible. Unions have been bought with grants, loans and convoluted applications of the law that puts them above management. Special loan subsidies to friends of Obama have been granted to sustain companies that never had a chance. There are too many to list here. The President refuses to account for all the money he has raided from the Federal Treasury to keep himself in power and worse, to feather his own nest. His Attorney General selectively applies the law allowing outright criminality to go unpunished, yet others who act in good faith see the government’s whip. Similar to the Pied Piper Obama has approached our children to lead them astray with false promises of loan abatements and outright release from student debt in exchange for votes. The President is displaying some desperation because he has attacked his challenger before he has been nominated. With assaults on his wife, religion, business background and even rummaging through 45 year old garbage Obama’s indecency will know no depths as the election approaches. 2008 will be footnoted in historical references that a presidential election occurred yet no one could find the president. Mark Davis MD, author of Demons of Democracy. platomd@gmail.com

Hollywood’s ultimate capitalists support the ultimate socialist

13 May

Hollywood’s ultimate capitalists support the ultimate socialist

 

Irony has a way haunting the elite who believe the mundane and ordinary are meant for others not themselves. Hollywood, long known as a bastion of the left, gathered under the roof of George Clooney’s California home recently. Present were members of the Who’s Who of Tinsel Town’s left wing elite. President Obama came to collect cash in order to continue his reign over America. Forty thousand dollars for the right to breath in the same room as the president was steep, yet this was no problem for those earning tens of millions each year. The obvious paradox as is embedded in the title of this article: Why are these ultimate capitalists supporting the ultimate socialist? Obama was weaned on socialism and has an inherent hate for anything less. Forty one months of policies forced on the America that have the stench of socialistic intent written all over them, were well known to this group. Hollywood thrives on capitalism, yet the guests of Clooney were willing to add millions to the coffers of Obama to keep him in power. This antithetical situation may have its answer in the belief that those who live in the stratosphere of wealth and fame consider themselves beyond reach of Obama’s detrimental grasp. Borders have no meaning to those who can hop on a private jet and fly to homes scattered around the World. Obamacare to them is a joke. Electric cars, they will buy five to show what good Americans they are, as they drive off in their gas guzzling limos. Global warming is an obsession of theirs as they return to houses that are four to ten times the size of an average home. Socialism to them is only a concept for others to follow. History is fraught with examples of celebrities who curry favored with those who held the reins of power. Why not? There is no downside for this group and little concern for the people that the powerful plunder. Clooney depends on an adoring public to feed his expansive ego and bank account. Maybe those who read these words will be hesitant to see any more of his movies as well as those other attendees who thumbed their noses at the rest of us. We have not forgotten Clooney’s extraordinary stance for those who are suffering in Sudan but it is an autocratic government there killing to stay in power. This contradiction should not be overlooked when considering Clooney’s outrageous support for a person hungry to stay in power at any cost to this country. Socialism thrives only when weak minds allow it flourish. Obama, Clooney and those who bathe in capitalism are telling the rest of us to use a different soap. In the event Obama is reelected the stain of his actions will be imbued on the American landscape for decades. Perhaps we should not be so harsh on George, one day Obama may nationalize Hollywood reducing George and the other centimillionaires to mere millionaires. From that point on he will remember the good old days when capitalism was still in force, a concept he helped kill. Mark Davis author of Demons of Democracy. Platomd@gmail.com.