IF YOU DO NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE..
YOU WILL BE FINED $1000 under the OBAMACARE HEALTHCARE LAW!
.. the incumbent, Charlie Gonzalez, voted FOR the Obamacare Healthcare Law!!
If you don't like the $1000 FINE idea, vote out Gonzalez in November 2010!!!
They broke it!! (Republican & socialistic-unDEMOCRATIC Parties) Now they're trying to sweep it under the rug..
and hope no one notices that it broke or who broke it!!!
For fiscal responsibility, VOTE LIBERTARIAN INSTEAD!
America Without a Middle Class
Posted: December 3, 2009 10:00 AM
America Without a Middle Class
Can you imagine an America without a strong middle class? If you can, would it still be America as we know it?
Today, one in five Americans is unemployed, underemployed or just plain out of work. One in nine families can't make the minimum payment on their credit cards. One in eight mortgages is in default or foreclosure. One in eight Americans is on food stamps. More than 120,000 families are filing for bankruptcy every month. The economic crisis has wiped more than $5 trillion from pensions and savings, has left family balance sheets upside down, and threatens to put ten million homeowners out on the street.
Families have survived the ups and downs of economic booms and busts for a long time, but the fall-behind during the busts has gotten worse while the surge-ahead during the booms has stalled out. In the boom of the 1960s, for example, median family income jumped by 33% (adjusted for inflation). But the boom of the 2000s resulted in an almost-imperceptible 1.6% increase for the typical family. While Wall Street executives and others who owned lots of stock celebrated how good the recovery was for them, middle class families were left empty-handed.
The crisis facing the middle class started more than a generation ago. Even as productivity rose, the wages of the average fully-employed male have been flat since the 1970s.
But core expenses kept going up. By the early 2000s, families were spending twice as much (adjusted for inflation) on mortgages than they did a generation ago -- for a house that was, on average, only ten percent bigger and 25 years older. They also had to pay twice as much to hang on to their health insurance.
To cope, millions of families put a second parent into the workforce. But higher housing and medical costs combined with new expenses for child care, the costs of a second car to get to work and higher taxes combined to squeeze families even harder. Even with two incomes, they tightened their belts. Families today spend less than they did a generation ago on food, clothing, furniture, appliances, and other flexible purchases -- but it hasn't been enough to save them. Today's families have spent all their income, have spent all their savings, and have gone into debt to pay for college, to cover serious medical problems, and just to stay afloat a little while longer.
Through it all, families never asked for a handout from anyone, especially Washington. They were left to go on their own, working harder, squeezing nickels, and taking care of themselves. But their economic boats have been taking on water for years, and now the crisis has swamped millions of middle class families.
The contrast with the big banks could not be sharper. While the middle class has been caught in an economic vise, the financial industry that was supposed to serve them has prospered at their expense. Consumer banking -- selling debt to middle class families -- has been a gold mine. Boring banking has given way to creative banking, and the industry has generated tens of billions of dollars annually in fees made possible by deceptive and dangerous terms buried in the fine print of opaque, incomprehensible, and largely unregulated contracts.
And when various forms of this creative banking triggered economic crisis, the banks went to Washington for a handout. All the while, top executives kept their jobs and retained their bonuses. Even though the tax dollars that supported the bailout came largely from middle class families -- from people already working hard to make ends meet -- the beneficiaries of those tax dollars are now lobbying Congress to preserve the rules that had let those huge banks feast off the middle class.
Pundits talk about "populist rage" as a way to trivialize the anger and fear coursing through the middle class. But they have it wrong. Families understand with crystalline clarity that the rules they have played by are not the same rules that govern Wall Street. They understand that no American family is "too big to fail." They recognize that business models have shifted and that big banks are pulling out all the stops to squeeze families and boost revenues. They understand that their economic security is under assault and that leaving consumer debt effectively unregulated does not work.
Families are ready for change.
America today has plenty of rich and super-rich. But it has far more families who did all the right things, but who still have no real security. Going to college and finding a good job no longer guarantee economic safety. Paying for a child's education and setting aside enough for a decent retirement have become distant dreams. Tens of millions of once-secure middle class families now live paycheck to paycheck, watching as their debts pile up and worrying about whether a pink slip or a bad diagnosis will send them hurtling over an economic cliff.
America without a strong middle class? Unthinkable, but the once-solid foundation is shaking.
Elizabeth Warren is the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard and is currently the Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel.
The beginning of SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS' plans for "Concentration Camps!" ...
... beginning with "a haven for the poor!" [ Exactly how another NATIONAL SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT began! ; NAZI Adolph Hitler back in the 1930s! ]
"We cannot expect the Americans to jump from Capitalism to
Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving
Americans small doses of Socialism, until they suddenly awake to
find they have Communism." -- Nikita Kruschev
This guy must be Charlie Gonzalez' twin brother! (.. acts just like Charlie!)
[ Michael Idrogo has witnessed Gonzalez physically attack a Republican candidate challenger.. to which that challenger filed a police report and the D.A. failed to prosecute! Idrogo also filed an additional complaint against Gonzalez for another incident but the SAPD and D.A. have failed to prosecute that too! .. AND THERE'S MORE! Allegations of very violent crime by Charlie Gonzalez (which have apparently been covered up by the SAPD, the D.A.'s office, and others)! ]
Does Charlie Gonzalez work for the voters? NO!!!
He's "sold out" to these Washington lobbyists !!!
GONZALEZ COSPONSORSHIP RECORD:
A380 at Shanghai Pudong Airport
The Airbus A380 landed at Shanghai Pudong Airport on Nov.23, 2006, for its last leg of a 10-day trial flight. [Photo: Xinhua]
The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat Airbus A380, landed at Shanghai Pudong Airport on Thursday evening for its last leg of a 10-day trial flight.
The aircraft is powered by four Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines.
The A380 started its technical trial journey on Nov. 13 to carry out function and reliability tests at key airports around the world.
The trial require the aircraft to complete more than 150 flight hours on a continuous typical airline schedule, performing in its normal operational environment.
Starting from Toulouse, France, the route comprises 10 airports. To date the aircraft has visited Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, Narita, Guangzhou and Beijing.
The A380 will have to demonstrate that it can be turned around as per normal airline operations. Tests will include checks on standard maintenance and performance, as well as typical airport operations and compatibility, such as bridge docking, cleaning and catering, refueling and boarding procedures.
The final authentification is expected to be finished in the middle December after the plane's last trial fight over South Africa, Canada, Australia, South Pole and North Pole.
Up to date, five Airbus A380 planes have successfully completed their trial flights and Airbus has received orders for 166 jets from 15 customers, including China Southern Airlines, which ordered five.
Once upon a time in America..
there was a third party candidate
running for office.
And the people voted for him because they
believed in what he stood for.
So in 1860, then third party candidate Abraham Lincoln was
elected President of the United States.
I'm Michael Idrogo..
and like the Republican Party,
which was America's third party in 1860,
I'm a third party candidate too!
I'm running as the Libertarian Party candidate for
U.S. Congress, District 20 (Charlie Gonzalez's district).
So when anyone tells you
you're wasting your vote on a third party candidate..
remind them it was those "wasted third party votes"
that elected perhaps our greatest president ever
(who worked to hold our nation together while it fell apart
during the Civil War between the states)
By the way, I also believe that old Abe and I have something
else in common, "We're both HONEST!"
VOTE MICHAEL IDROGO (LIB) FOR U.S. CONGRESS DIST 20
The most amazing thing about Congress.. is 'THE UNCARING, BLATANT TYRANNY'! "How dare anyone run against them!", they think! They consider themselves elected "for life!" CONGRESS is the chief blame for the weakness of the United States! No one single member in CONGRESS takes responsibility for anything! Worst of all.. they think of themselves as a monarchy.. they want you to keep them in office for life! In the past four decades many businesses (and jobs) have fled district 20! CONGRESS doesn't care about you! They think of you as 'mere slaves', subject to their dictates. CONGRESS dictates, while you slave your life away! Break up the tyranny! Let CONGRESS know that you are in charge! It's past due TIME for a change! Vote Mike for U.S. House!
U.S. House 20
Navy commander veteran - Veteran of Foreign Wars
Charlie no habla Espa¤ol
Mike is already trying to bring cheaper electricity to the area!
(Utilities trying to block.)
Charlie doesn't live
in the district!
GONZALEZ RANKS AT THE BOTTOM OF "THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL" !!
CHARLES GONZALEZ IS "INEFFECTIVE" AS A CONGRESSMAN!
IN A "POWER RANKING" OF 437 CONGRESSMEN.. GONZALEZ RANKS 427TH!
( congress.org )
VOTE OUT the do-nothing, pat-himself-on-the-back incumbent Gonzalez!
Associated Press / Ipsos Poll:
ANTI-incumbent sentiment widespread in U.S.
"Only 29 percent of the public approve of the job Congress is doing."
55 percent of Americans are most likely
to vote for the challenger in any election this fall.
53 percent of Americans call themselves "ANTI-incumbent."
The Harris Poll:
"How do you rate the job Democrats in Congress are doing:
excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor?"
fair to POOR
CONGRESS' APPROVAL RATING
Congressman paying ex-mistress about $500K
Local Federal Judge beats up on prostitutes until they're almost dead..
Texas Border Watch Cameras
Communists believe that only they can decide who can run for what office;
who can be a candidate; and who can get elected..
(in Bexar County, by the way, they predetermine who will go into what office,
and they work very hard to rig the elections, the election counts,
and the [rigged] election outcomes!).
"We believe in:
and economic freedom!"
GASOLINE/OIL PRICES OUT OF CONTROL!
FAILING OBAMA ADMINISTRATION =
"MASTERS OF DISASTER!"
"Amateur Hour in D.C.!!"
58% DISAPPROVE OF OBAMA'S PERFORMANCE!
Your Tax Dollars At Work: Giant Mosquito Edition
Yet another example of your tax dollars at work. This time, it's $60 million to build a Taj Majal-like visitors center for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta:
No word yet from the CDC or Congress about how they plan to control the spread of the deadly "overspendingitis" virus that started in Washington and is now afflicting taxpayers from coast to coast.
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FRI 14 JUL 06 - A missile hit the Israeli Navy ship SA'AR V (and almost sank it) ; it is readily apparent that Iranians are in Lebanon among Hezbollah; Iranians operate and launch these missiles. Similarly, Iranian mujahadeen were allowed by the Clinton administration to enter Bosnia during the Yugoslavian conflict.. while that administration "looked the other way"; Iranian mujahadeen are still in Bosnia (Europe). [ You can thank non-naval nor military experienced politicians, like incumbent Gonzalez, at work for you.. way in over their heads! They don't know what to do! ]
POLITICIAN'S CORRUPTION EXPOSED
Saturday 15 April 2006, San Antonio Express-News
This week's "Peddling influence" series, exposing the corruption of politicians and the ability of lobbyists to buy them, confirms my belief in strict term limits.
I plan to vote against every incumbent. The replacements may not be better. However, it is unlikely they will be any worse, and at least it won't be the same old faces. The current group, from Austin to Washington, has demonstrated their ineptness and desire to profit personally from their office (Duke Cunningham is only one example).
When the public finally gets fed up and votes these hacks out of office, things are bound to be better. Until then, the country will be controlled by the highest bidder. Their self-serving statements that their votes connot be bought do not square with the facts.
--- Lanny Riggs
Michael is under the sign of ARIES, the Ram;
"charisma" to which people love to follow..
It appears that Charlie Gonzalez (or close friends of Charlie's) (in the Bexar County Kangaroo Courts) may be involved in the alleged theft of over 5000 Southwest Airlines tickets valued at over $2 million. (Republicans and Democrats): former judge and current D.A. Susan Reed (who should be upholding the law instead of breaking it) [and by the mere fact of "appearance" of violation of law while serving as D.A. should take the appropriate step and immediately resign]; county court judge Monica Guerrero; District Clerk Margaret Montemayor; Assistant D.A. Cliff Herberg; and probably dozens of other judges.
San Antonio Express-News article excerpts: "Crooks In Black Robes"
Michael Idrogo, as a public servant candidate for U.S. Congress, has taken the step to file a court case PETITION TO REMOVE Susan Reed and Monica Guerrero from office for their apparent involvement in the Southwest Airlines ticket scandal and seeking to present it to a jury for determination. "Instead of dumping these two.. the Bexar County Kangaroo Courts are trying every trick in the book, or that they can think of, to try and obstruct, corrupt, cover-up, and/or officially oppress against this.. Why it even appears that District Clerk Margaret Montemayor is playing tricks and flagging the D.A.'s office as soon as something new is filed against them. If they have nothing to hide, 'Why are they working so hard to prevent this from being presented to a jury?' " -- Michael Idrogo, Public Servant candidate for U.S. Congress.
Apparently the TV and radio news media have been told not to report this nor make any mention.
"There are rumors that the lead investigator in the Southwest Airlines ticket scandal used to work for Reed and that the investigation will be covered-up. I also have information about an apparent double homicide by a subordinate of Reed's that was/is apparently covered-up by Reed, the D.A.'s office, SAPD, the Sheriff, etc.. (apparently also because both Reed and the subordinate are said to be lesbian). And then there's a Federal judge who loves to beat up on prostitues until they're almost dead."
Had anyone else done any of this.. they'd be in jail or under indictment long ago!
"To protect and defend the Constitution, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.."
ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!
The local corrupt political machinery (and no, this doesn't mean Prado and company) have set their police on me to try and keep me from collecting petition signatures for U.S. Congressional candidacy.. [quick-time got it done anyway but they continue their harassment!..] apparently Charlie Gonzalez doesn't want any challengers unless they are only stooges. They have carried out police harassment (and Sheriff, judicial, and D.A. harassment), going on three years now. All other D.A., police, and Sheriff claims are completely false and fraudulent! They claim that I hit someone.. I never hit anyone -- I was being hit. (Surprise! Surprise, you've got egg on your face Monica! And here's more.. what I tried to tell you Monica on that first day you wouldn't let me speak, "Someone in Gonzalez's camp has intimindated my relatives and said that I must get off the ballot" -- apparently a misdemeanor to a felony; TX Election Code/TX Penal Code.) I have told Guerrero, Reed, Herberg, and Sheriff Lopez that their case has been VOID since day one! (Guerrero screwed up and forgot to assign or provide for an attorney at the proper time.) 02 C.D.O.S. 4307. ALABAMA, PETITIONER. v. LeREED SHELTON. No. 00-1214. Supreme Court of the United States. So what they're doing now.. including each and every policeman and/or deputy appears to be A FEDERAL CRIME; "Criminal Violation of Civil Rights Under Color Of State Law." Is Charles Gonzalez directing all of this? ..if so, he's also liable for the same FEDERAL CRIME. (And the crime may also extend to anyone, ANYONE (reporters, etc) acting with them!
In my opinion:
Congressman Charles Gonzalez IS A TRAITOR!! Gonzalez drives a foreign-made car..
if that isn't A SLAP IN THE FACE OF AMERICAN DEDICATION, PRIDE, AND AMERICAN UNIONS.. what is??
|Why does Charlie Gonzalez always list his (campaign) address just one block from the biggest homosexual clubs in San Antonio?|
PUNCH THE INCUMBENT! (Click! Click! Click!)
This is Charlie's own photo (unretouched face)..
notice he's wearing too much lipstick..
he usually wears too much makeup!
- Wonder if Charlie dresses in drag?
- Is Charlie effeminate? ..bisexual? ..or homosexual?
- Does Charlie have a "Neverland Ranch" for young boys?
(Notice too.. in the second photo.. and you can also see it..
in the first photo.. Charlie showed up with a big welt on his
forehead at the KLRN TV debate back in 2004.. then
in the debate he physically attacked another candidate.
Michael Idrogo was there and witnessed Gonzalez attack
the other candidate at least three times.)
Commander Idrogo (veteran of foreign wars) on aircraft carrier USS AMERICA on a tour of duty in the combat zone of war-torn Yugoslavia. Pin-pointed Milosevic's chemical weapons production; one of the massive production plants was as big as Kelly Air Force Base!
In the chemical accident in Bhopal, INDIA, within three days 8,000 people were killed; over 20,000 people died as a direct result of the disaster; and as many as 500,000 were adversely affected because of contamination which caused lingering health disorders and an ecological disaster -- MILOSEVIC'S CHEMICAL WEAPONS WERE FAR, FAR MORE LETHAL!
FROM ONE WAR TO ANOTHER! We quickly left Yugoslavia and busted through the Suez Canal down to the other combat zone in the Horn of Africa to provide direct support to the Army after their "Blackhawk Down" incident in Mogadishu, Somalia!
Commander Idrogo returned to a second tour of duty to the combat zone of war-torn Yugoslavia and provided direction as to how to quickly stop Milosevic's military; how to stop Milosevic; and how to destroy the chemical weapons production plants. When the plan was implemented.. Milosevic was waving the white flag demanding a cease-fire within three days! The plan was a success!
90,000 TONS OF DIPLOMACY!
Our UNITED STATES NAVY.. ANYTIME! ..ANYWHERE!
2008: " It is time to withdraw
U.S. troops from Iraq! "
LIST OF IRAQ WAR DEATHS
IRAQ: STILL NO EFFECTIVE STRATEGY NOR LONG-TERM PLAN!
You can thank LACK OF MILITARY EXPERIENCE, such as incumbent Gonzalez, for the reason Iraq is so screwed up!
Vote Mike for A CHANGE!
2010: The United States has been on the ground at war in Iraq for 19 YEARS now!!!
British Soldier quits over
"Pointless" war in Afghanistan..
If the socialistic-unDEMOCRATIC PARTY types in Washington CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT of criticism..
.. they SHOULD GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!
SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH..
Michael searching for bullets/bullet fragments with a metal detector
in Dealy Plaza, Dallas, Texas; where JFK was assassinated.
Upon election, Michael Idrogo will support:
U.S. Congressman from Texas Ron Paul's
SENIOR CITIZENS TAX ELIMINATION ACT H.R. 180
Blackouts roll into Texas
San Antonio Express-News, Tuesday 18 April 2006
High gas prices driving
motorists to seek relief
San Antonio Express-News, Wednesday 19 April 2006
No celebration over graduation rates
San Antonio Express-News, Wednesday 19 April 2006
Homeowners Fighting Mad Over Tax Increase
WOAI, Saturday 22 April 2006
.. there would be no TEXAS today!
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1 a : freedom from external (as governmental) restraint, compulsion, or interference in engaging in the pursuits or conduct of one's choice to the extent that they are lawful and not harmful to others
The 1920s Great Depression was MAN-MADE!
Professor Carroll Quigley of Harvard, Princeton, and Georgetown Universities wrote book disclosing internaitonal bankers' plan to control the world from behind the political and financial scenes. Quigley revealed plans of billionaires to establish dictatorship of the super-rich disguised as workers' democracies.
J.P. Morgan created artificial panic used as excuse to pass FEDERAL RESERVE Act. Morgan was instrumental in pushing U.S. into WWI to protect his loans to British government. He financed Socialist groups to create an all-powerful centralized government which international bankers would control at the apex from behind the scenes. After his death, his partners helped finance the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
"Colonel" House (left) was front man for the international banking fraternity. He manipulated President Woodrow Wilson (right) like a puppet. Wilson called him "my alter ego." House played a major role in creating the FEDERAL RESERVE system, passing the graduated income tax, and getting America into WWI. House's influence over Wilson is an example that in the world of super-politics the real rulers are not the ones the public sees!
German born international financier Paul Warburg masterminded the establishment of the FEDERAL RESERVE to put control over nation's economy in hands of international bankers. The FEDERAL RESERVE controls the money supply which allows manipulators to create alternate cycles of BOOM and BUST, i.e., "a roller coaster economy." This allows those in the know to make fabulous amonts of money, but even more important, allows the INSIDERS to control the economy and further centralize power in the federal government. (The Warburgs also financed HITLER.)
Michael Idrogo believes we must definitely correct this!
Vote Michael Idrogo (LIB) for U.S. Congress, District 20!
Cheap Mexican ports for Chinese goods to be rolled into the U.S. and Canada! -- That's what the NAFTA SHAFTA is really about!
34 percent of residents in U.S. Congressional District 20 DO NOT HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! (Compared to 19% on a national average who lack a high school diploma) .. all this after years and years of having the congressional office tied up by lack of progressive change!
Michael supports ENERGY FROM THORIUM and the THORIUM ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITIES ACT.
A much safer alternative, for the world, for the energy needs of tomorrow.
For more info, please see.. http://thoriumenergy.blogspot.com
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