Michael Oberndorf
Watermelon economics
By Michael Oberndorf
June 12, 2011

As the economy prepares to tank again, this time perhaps into a full-blown depression, even socialist leaders in the failing European Union are complaining about the total lack of effort put out by the Fraud in the White House to create new private sector jobs. Fact is, Obama-Soetoro and his merry band of unindicted neo-fascist co-conspirators can't even maintain the government hiring that drove the fake recovery of last year. America is not just broke, but thanks to wildly profligate spending by Democrats over just the past two years, we are so far in the hole, we may, like Zimbabwe, never get out.

However, oblivious to reality and apparently believing that everyone is as stupid as he appears to be, Obama-Soetoro continues to demand that Congress spend even more. Trying to play the big shot in front of German Prime Minister, Angela Merkel, he even proposed sending millions of non-existent U.S. taxpayer dollars to socialist Greece. I guess since there seems to be an endless supply of money for his lavish vacations, his opulent state dinners and parties, foreign junkets, and incessant golf outings, he thinks money grows on trees.

Unfortunately, those of us who must live in the real world are suffering the consequences of his delusional, Alinski-ite policies. Although gas prices have dropped a few cents recently, they are still at record highs, and it is unlikely they will stay this low. The disgraceful, despicable fact is that we here in the good ol' U.S.A. have enough untapped oil to be totally self-sufficient, producing it at a cost of about $16 per barrel, as opposed to the $100+ we are paying now to Obama-Soetoro's Moslem and Communist OPEC pals.

Massive, exploitable reserves have been identified in the northern Midwest, on the north coast of Alaska, in the Gulf of Mexico, in Texas, and off both our east and west coasts. Democrats, however, and their "environmentalist" storm troopers have passed laws and regulations that put all of this oil totally out of reach, untouchable, using scare tactics and lies to impose phony environmental protections. Like a watermelon, they are green on the outside, but when looked into, totally red on the inside.

The simple fact is that our environment is not in danger. Period. It never has been. Every problem that has existed has been faced and dealt with, and there is not a place in America that has had permanent damage done to it by the hand of man. Lake Erie, for example, which was so polluted that it caught fire back in the 1960s, is today clean enough to swim and fish in.

Indeed, "damage" is not a finite, quantifiable concept; it is subjective, and its perception will vary from individual to individual. Some might even say that a catastrophic wildfire, such as the 409,000 acre Wallow fire burning in Arizona right now, caused by unending lawsuits by greenie NGOs like the Center for Biological Diversity and the Forest Guardians that prevent managing of our public lands, fires that burn every living plant, bird, reptile, and animal — including endangered ones, and sterilize the soil to a depth of three feet, causing erosion of topsoil and silting of streams — some, just might call that environmental damage. And some might call it intentional.

But the bottom line is that America is environmentally one of the cleanest, most healthy places in the world, not because of the plague of "environmental" laws, but because Americans care. Freedom21 (http://www.freedom21.org/) and Sovereignty International (http://sovereignty.net/) have studied these issues in depth, and are excellent resources for learning the truth.

Another undeniable fact is that our draconian "environmental" laws and regulations have, and are, intentionally costing us millions of lost jobs. If we got rid of the Environmental Protection Agency, repealed and/or re-wrote the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, we would create millions of good paying jobs. We would clear the way to once again to have the greatest, strongest, most equitable economy in the world, and return control of the land, publicly or privately, to the people who actually own it.

Don't hold your breath, though. Clear-thinking conservatives are not in control of Congress. Instead of demanding massive, immediate cuts in spending and taxes, Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH), is going to add to the government debt by going out, at taxpayer expense, and playing golf with Obama-Soetoro and Joe Biden. They will no doubt reach a "compromise" whereby the American people still get enslaved, but a touch more slowly. Unbelievably, too, we also have self-proclaimed "conservative" candidates for president — Romney and Gingrich — who still believe in global warming.

Bottom line? Get informed. And get active. It's our country. Let's take it back.

© Michael Oberndorf


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Michael Oberndorf

The son of a German immigrant, Michael Oberndorf is an archaeologist by profession, with a BA from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and an MA from Leicester University, in England. He's also the Chairman of the Freedom21 Legislative Committee. Over the years, he has lived and worked all over the country, and traveled in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He sincerely believes in the old saying, "America, love it or leave it." Michael can be reached at: moberndorf@yahoo.com


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