The TJ Michaels Show

Rat Infestation In Government: The Pied Piper of Washington is leading the rats to your wallet!
August 1, 2009, 10:48 am
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2366638601_815b52ed9e_oYou are probably familiar with the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.  But do you the story of the Pied Piper of Washington?  Well sit down children and you shall here how the Piper stole the American freedoms that we hold so dear!

There once was a Pied Piper who said, “We live in the greatest country in the world.  Help me change it!” 

 And the people said, “Change is good!”

Then he said, “We are going to tax the rich fat-cats,”. 

 And the people said “Sock it to them!”

“and redistribute their wealth.” 

And the people said, “Show me the money!”
And then he said, “Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody” 

And Joe the plumber said, are you kidding me?”
And Joe’s personal records were hacked and publicized. 

And one lone reporter asked, “Isn’t that Marxist policy?”
And she was banished from the kingdom! 

Then someone asked, “With no foreign relations experience, how will you deal with radical terrorists?”

And the Pied Piper said, “Simple.  I’ll sit down and talk with them and show them how nice we really are and they’ll forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!”

Then the Pied Piper said, “I’ll give 95% of you lower taxes.” 

And one, lone voice said, “But 40% of us don’t pay ANY taxes.”
So the Pied Piper said, “Then I’ll give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!” 

And the people said, “Show me the money!”
Then the Pied Piper said, “I’ll tax your Capital Gains when you sell your homes!” 

And the people yawned and the slumping housing market collapsed.
And he said, “I’ll mandate employer- funded health care for EVERY worker and raise the minimum wage.” 

And the people said, “Gim’me some of that!”
Then he said, “I’ll penalize employers who ship jobs overseas.” 

And the people said, “Where’s my rebate check?”
Then the Pied Piper actually said, “I’ll bankrupt the coal industry and electricity rates will skyrocket!” 

And the people said, “Coal is dirty, coal is evil, no more coal!  But we don’t care for that part about higher electric rates.”
So the Pied Piper said, “Not to worry.  If your rebate isn’t enough to cover your expenses, we’ll bail you out.  Just sign up with ACORN and your troubles are over!”  

Then he said, “Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted.  Let’s grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches, free medical care, bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing.”  
And the people said, “Ole`! Bravo!”  And they made him King!
And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and ever-higher taxes, raised their prices and laid off workers.  Others simply gave up and went out of business and the economy slowed even further. 

 Then the Pied Piper said, “I am the Messiah and I’m here to save you!  We’ll just print more money so everyone will have enough!”  But our foreign trading partners said, “Wait a minute.  Your dollar isn’t worth what it was.  You’ll have to pay more.” 

And the people said, “Wait a minute. That’s not fair!”

And the world said, “Neither are these other, idiotic programs you’ve embraced.  You’ve become a Socialist state and a second-rate power.  Now you’ll play by our rules!” 

And the people said, “What have we done?”

But it was too late. 
If you think this is a fairy tale, open your eyes and ears. It’s happening RIGHT NOW!


Speed Racer Has Nothing On Barack
July 28, 2009, 9:15 am
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obama-signs-stimulus-bill-300x291Most of us sit dumbfounded as we watch the Obama administration move at break neck speed to “remake” America.  As you watch this medical meltdown come together and leaders begin to discuss another stimulus package, (oh my aching head) remember that Obama was critical of the speed of bills being pushed through Congress during the Bush administration.  

In 2004, Democratic Senator-elect Barack Obama complained about bills being pushed through Congress. 

From  News Busters,  an Obama interview with Randi Rhoades on Nov. 22, 2004:

BARACK OBAMA: …When you rush these budgets that are a foot high and nobody has any idea what’s in them and nobody has read them.

RANDI RHODES: 14 pounds it was!

BARACK OBAMA: Yeah. And it gets rushed through without any clear deliberation or debate then these kinds of things happen. And I think that this is in some ways what happened to the Patriot Act. I mean you remember that there was no real debate about that. It was so quick after 9/11 that it was introduced that people felt very intimidated by the administration.

Fast forward to 2009 and the speed that our federal government is moving at is unprecedented!  I believe that our government is moving this fast intentionally.  Barack Obama is taking all of his progressive “Remake America” ideas and throwing them against the wall.  Some might say that it is being done to see what sticks but I think it goes much deeper than that.  I think its a game of divide and conquer!  He is intentionally overloading the system.  We are all busy with our lives.  Friends, family, work and other activities do not allow us to focus on the sheer amount of “progress” that our leaders are pitching. 

While our attention is focused on TARP, they are printing money like it is going out of style at the Fed!  While were looking in one direction,  Congress and the administration is sneaking through another one of their progressive ideas. 

I might remind you that Barack Obama ran on a platform of transparency.  You remember, reading the bills, posting them online for 5 days so that all Americans could read them. 

It’s funny how the words of lhypocrite’s always come back to haunt them.  The bottom line is…53% of Americans bought snake oil in November and 47% didn’t!  

July 25, 2009, 9:43 am
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0bamaOn January 20th, President Barack Obamatook the oath of office. He used some words in his Inaugural speech that I thought were strange but didn’t make any connection.

I’ve heard politicians use the phrases “rebuild” and “reshape.” but I had never heard anyone say they were going to remake something… especially the idea of remaking America. The President said, We will remake America.

It should have set off sirens in my head but, it didn’t. I remember just thinking that it was an odd choice of words…maybe his teleprompter, TOTUS, came up with it. As it turns out, It wasn’t an odd choice of words…he meant what he said.

Since January 20th, I have watched the President deliver on his promise. I have watched him remake America into something that I don’t recognize and Thomas Jefferson and our forefathers are definitely spinning in there graves.

T.E.A. Party Patriots in Vermont and All over the U.S. are doing there best to put the breaks on the BIG Government, and the Socialistic experiment that the Progressive American Political movement is pushing.

To understand the President’s motives you must understand the phrase “remaking America” and where it comes from.

“Remaking America,” is a researched, focus grouped phrase like many of Barack Obama’s other phrases that come directly from liberal progressive operatives.

To understand what Barrack Obama means when  he says he’s going to remake and transform America, we really need to go back to FDR’s Second Bill Of Rights.

Not a lot of people know about the Second Bill of Rights.  The Second Bill of Rights was a proposal made by FDR in his State of the Union Address on January 11, 1944 .  He argued that the Second Bill of Rights was to be implemented politically, not by federal judges. Roosevelt’s stated justification was that the “political rights” guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.”
Roosevelt’s remedy was to create an “Economic Bill Of Rights” which would guarantee:

• A job with a living wage
• Freedom from unfair competition and monopolies
• A Home
• Medical care
• Education
• Recreation

I’d like to share with you an excerpt from the address. FDR said;

“It is our duty now to begin to lay the plans and determine the strategy for the winning of a lasting peace and the establishment of an American standard of living higher than ever before known. We cannot be content, no matter how high that general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people—whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth—is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure.

This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty.

As our nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.
We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed. Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
The right of every family to a decent home;
The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.
America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens.”

Now here’s where we find out just how bad this was for America. The American Communist Party was running a candidate against FDR. But when FDR started implementing his policies…they became politically inactive. They stopped putting people up against FDR.

Leaders of the ACP were getting there agenda passed! “We don’t need to run, with everything that FDR is doing,” said officials. They didn’t want to run any opposing candidate because, they didn’t want to hurt FDR. He was doing exactly what they had hoped for!

Progressives move in baby steps, that’s why the current debate on socialized healthcare is so dangerous! The President tells you that you will be able to keep your own private healthcare insurance. All while legislating the private healthcare companies out of business. Baby steps…let’s create the model first and gradually over time make privatized healthcare obsolete or illegal.

Baby steps to bigger government, less freedom and liberty. The things that Americans were contemplating in FDR’s time sound amazingly like today!

America is being, as Barack Obama said in his inauguration speech, REMADE.  He didn’t say we were going to rebuild it. He said we are going to remake it, And that is exactly what he is doing. He is remaking America.

What will the land of the free and the home of the brave look like when he is done with this social experiment? Will we be Socialist? Communist?

There is a difference. Communism is enforced by the barrel of a gun. When Americans finally wake up, when people rise up, when our economy can’t take any more, will the US government use the barrel of a gun?

I know your thinking TJ, This is crazy! Those who think so do not understand the precious gift that liberty and freedom are and how quickly they can evaporate with the stroke of a politician’s pen in Washington! We are sliding down a slippery slope!