Tuesday, July 20, 2010

HUD 1st, Towards Green Economy

Sunshine for Green Economy Mythology

Honored with a Guest Blogger Spot, my goal is to contribute substance to the http://StateBudgetSolutions.org/ site. This information is presented for consideration in SOLUTIONS: REDUCE STATE SPENDING, and raises awareness of an underlying requirement for Budget Control, Regaining State Sovereignty, and Green Economy Mythology.

Denver is close to home and in transition from Conservative to Liberal over the past few years so I started pulling threads with this years office of Economic Development Budget Report from a Pioneer Sanctuary City-Denver, CO

It takes money to spend (Federally Redistributed) money. Worse than the increase in Local & State Government overhead to handle this 'manna from D.C.', the federal subsidy always comes with sovereignty stealing “mandates”. When times were better (good?), there was no stopping this juggernaut. Now that we are experiencing a steady decline in Revenue at all levels of Government, States have a unique opportunity to stop the incursion into their jurisdiction and reduce the budget -Sorry, No Money.

When the purse strings from Washington are cut, your State enjoys sovereignty. Until then, the profligate spending Federal squid is dragging the State budget to the bottom, and economic peril.

How did we get here?
Each incursion into the States Domain starts with a premise that we can “ALL AGREE ON”. What the Politician Says (the sale) is never what he Signs (as we heard it).

So it truly is a Communication Gap between the TAX Payer, and the Bureaucrats in which we have blindly entrusted our destiny. To help bridge the communication gap here are some key interpretations of Political jargon. Filter What you hear a Politician Say with the following to know What They Will Sign.

Essential Bureaucrat Terminology
Investment Redistribution of Tax Dollars
Multiple Bottom Line “investment” Affirmative action requirements for subsidized business, in addition to traditional -is it profitable
RE-INVESTMENT "Investment" (as above, not For ReturnOfCapital) Targeted Specifically at RE-ELECTION of Bureaucrat

Historically 5%-10% Private and 90%-120% Government. The Bureau wants us to Cut Private waste while they -The Anti-Green, most Wasteful Organism ever devised by man- continue to Do What they Do.
Expense Anything that Benefits The TaxPayer

PSA Reminder: Self-Government requires Educated & Engaged Electorate

An Example:Office of Economic Development
-Everybody agrees that Economic Development is a “Good Thing” -Too Bad thats not what Goes on in Most Cities Office of Economic Development (OED) -A truth in advertising Label for http://GlobalUrban.org/ recommended practices would reflect the real objective. More Equal Economic Re-Distribution.

When originally conceived, the OED was a marketing think tank, producing Incentive Programs (Tax & Land Deals) to steal businesses from other states or bringing them in from offshore to the growing city -in need of ever an increasing TAX base.

Today, the OED is a malignant HYDRA – with increasing layers of redundant bureaucrats handling money for other Departments, and injecting the City Culture and Regulations with ideology like “Sustainable Economic Development”. The Denver OED includes two internal departments spending HUD and other assistance, which are likely redundant, however; my research revealed OED is the home of a more troubling current trend. Green Economy Mythology.

Listed accomplishments from the Denver Budget Summary, Office of Economic Development include “Greener Denver”.

Established the Greener Denver initiative, an integrated economic development strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while expanding economic opportunities for local businesses and residents. 

 Through Greener Denver, OED is:
o Helping to increase energy efficiency, increasing renewable energy use and expanding “smart growth”
investments by business and community.
o Increasing clean technology industry growth and green supply chain development.
o Developing Denver’s green talent pool by training the green workforce of the future while preparing
clean tech entrepreneurs.

I can't find ANYTHING on the Denver Web Site to substantiate the Greener Denver “accomplishments”, and the leader just vacated office for a position at Climate Prosperity Inc. They have a web site, but I think Global Urban has everything you need to begin unraveling this sham in one place. http://www.globalurban.org/projects.htm

Climate Prosperity, not likely
The only thing I can see that is Sustainable about this scheme is Higher Education Grants and Consulting Fees for the looters creating eyewash entrancing our intellectually superior bureaucrats. If you recall the ISO 9000 craze, Consultants thrived as businesses productivity dived in mountains of bureaucratic paper.

Schools and Consultants win – Politicians get re-investment benefits - John Q. Taxpayer LOSES with this blatant waste on Local, State and Federal Levels.

Every Dollar from the FEDERAL TREASURY comes with Strings.
It may seem difficult to cut the strings and refuse the Money,
 but it is TRULY Sustainable.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Supreme Contradiction - Decisive Action is Needed

This Letter is written to my representatives from Colorado, but is I believe relevant for ALL members of the United States Senate. I hope you will be able to reflect on the importance of a grounded Supreme Court in maintaing necessary Checks & Balances in the Tri-Branch Miracle that we have inherited for our self Governance.

Senator Mark Udall
Senator Michael F. Bennett


The decision to approve a nominee for service on the Supreme Court of the United States may very well be the most important vote you will cast while representing Colorado in the United States Senate. Ideally, given the lifetime term of an appointee, the Justice will preserve and protect the U.S. Constitution for the remainder of their working life, offering stability as many popular congressional classes pass. This structure does however create the possibility to create the risk of a forty-year mistake.

The present nominee, Ms. Elena Kagan, in testimony has given me pause on several occasions during the confirmation hearings, such as Congressional Oversight of Citizen Mandated Diets however; the most troubling to date (and perhaps a cause of Ms. Kagans indecisive/evasive demeanor) was the dialog with Sen. Coburn when she refused to acknowledge, as valid or relevant, the idea that human beings possess certain inalienable rights preexisting the U.S. Constitution (specifically the Declaration of Independence) and not subject to the whim of the Executive and Legislative Branches.

The Declaration of Independence and other American History seems to have been marginalized in Ms. Kagans vast education, indeed in the Law School where she made policy Ms. Kagan institutionalized a preference for International Law Precedent over Constitutional Law. 

The Declaration of Independence is THE ORIGINAL PRECEDENT for the U.S. CONSTITUTION, with which the capable, impartial, Justice must weigh each case considered against when forming their decision. I submit to you esteemed members of the United States Senate that seating a Justice with a total disregard (vis-a-vis relevance) of the Declaration of Independence is a supreme contradiction and puts us at high risk of a long term mistake.

The success of our Country since its inception can be directly attributed to the stability provided by adherence of the Supreme Court, and subsidiary courts, to the original precedent. While created by and for persons of faith, the Declaration of Independence transcends Race and Creed, creating an environment optimized for HUMAN NATURE.

The social and business climate created by a grounded set of Rules (Law) that can be counted on for Long Term stability is essential for the continued success of our Republic. A Justice that does not posess an understanding of the original precedent, and its essential function, will subject to pressures of the current economic, social, political environment (witness Bank Bailouts) veer off course as Human Nature recreates precedent.

In Colorado, we are during this election cycle addressing Judicial Activism which is the result of decisions made without regard for original precedent to the detriment of Colorado in many ways. Beyond the scope here, but research is available for your consideration at ClearTheBenchColorado
The chief Justice has signaled her intent to resign in advance of a Retention Defeat and we look forward to a Colorado Supreme court that returns to the successful course shown by our founding documents. 

We would prefer to keep the U.S. Supreme Court on track, as any mistake is necessarily more difficult to correct. A climate of uncertainty and competition between Judicial-Legislative-Executive branches is a detriment to the Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness of every citizen. It is for this reason that I implore you to withdraw your support for the confirmation of Ms. Kagan and request an alternative nominee from the President as soon as possible for the benefit of all our United States.

Respectfully Yours in Liberty,

Joe Elector

Excerpt from The Original Precedent
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,