Letters to editor

That math just doesn’t add up

By From page A11 | January 08, 2014

There’s no sense in starting the new year by reiterating that the president is a liar or a hypocrite. That’s stating it mildly. Saying one thing and doing another makes him a double-crosser. He didn’t win all those Pinocchios by being forthright.

“That math don’t add up.”

The president wants to help the middle class to grow. Buyer beware, you don’t know his definition of middle class. He states one thing and does the opposite. We’ve lost about $4,500 in median annual income, the new work week is 30 hours, five less than Europe’s 35, only 59 percent of Americans willing and able to work a 40-hour work week are working a 40-hour work week. We rank 16th in the world.

A million people signed up for health care while 6 million lost theirs. Ten thousand baby boomers retire daily. That’s a whopping 18 million people who retired since Obama took office, while boasting 8 million have joined the work force. Utilities, energy and the cost of living are up more than 20 percent. Flipping and bagging hamburgers should support a family. Trickle-up poverty right before your eyes.

Yep, “that math don’t add up.”

California posted 800-plus new laws this year. The most disturbing part is that several make illegal activity legal, as in illegal immigrants. If making laws is the sign of a working legislature, then California is doing just fine. I remember one law in particular – the revenue provided by personalized license plates was required to fund a specific fund. When a taxpayer watchdog group caught the fraud, California passed a law requiring the money to go into the fund the original law required. Progress by progressives, my friends.

California faces possibly another drought season. Instead of a high-speed rail system I would have thought several desalinization plants strategically located and pumping water into our thirsty reservoirs be more appropriate.

Senator Wolk and Rep. Garamendi, where were you?

Hank Schwarzbach


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  • SanmansrJanuary 06, 2014 - 7:29 pm

    Will anyone vote for any Current Congressman? If you do they should commit you to Napa State Hospital! There is not one person from California, in State or Federal Government that Deserves to be re-elected! Obama is a Joke, the first law passed should be to subject Congress to be MANDATORILY,MADE, to FOLLOW, ANY AND EVERY LAW THEY PASS FOR US TO FOLLOW! If they do not they should face life in prison, without Any Parole, or Death Penalty, within 2 weeks of cheating us, the American People. I want my 40 Acres and a Mule!

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  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 08, 2014 - 7:20 am

    Where are Wolk and Garamendi? Hank, are you asking for big government to intervene and create jobs? You can't have it both ways: either you are for government doing something to stimulate our nation's economy, which the Repubs keep fighting, or you should take your complaint to the corporations, and bankers who are sitting on piles of cash.

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  • http://www.chron.com/news/nation-world/article/The-Dozen-Richest-Countries-in-the-World-4652292.phpJanuary 08, 2014 - 7:50 am

    I thought this a very good letter to the Editor....Google...The Dozen Richest Companies in the World July 8, 2013 Updated: July 8, 2013 chron com...or in general Google...Worlds richest corporations ....There is much truth to what Mike and Hank have to say.....The MAIN POINT is that the United States is being set up to fall....... Obama and Mr. Garamendi appear to work for Globalist aims every bit as much as the Bush administrations. Also if all you Democrats were to be righteous in some manner, it would be to contact Mr. Garamendi and ask for a new investigation of 9/11...such a measure is now being proposed in the House of Representatives and needs support from all of us,...one of the only ways to topple the Criminal Cabals that are known as the Democrat and Republican parties, would be to investigate this vast preplanned False Flag Operation that was 9/11. and yes top political leaders from both Democrat ( such as the Clintons ) and Republican parties were in on it.

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  • Bon Jovi - Raise your hands lyricsJanuary 08, 2014 - 8:44 am


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  • Rich GiddensJanuary 08, 2014 - 9:01 am

    It sounds to me like Mr. Schwartzbach wants government to get out of the way. Komrade Kirchebel, the truth about the mismanagent of our economy and security is there for all to see now. It can't be hidden when moms go to the grocery store and see the price for basics is increasing ever more. Mr. Schwartbach's letter is very very good.

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  • HankJanuary 09, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    This is a first for me and probably a last. Normally I ignore the comments and move on. But there's always the exception. To Mike, we have had five years of stimulus and negative results, get it? Would you rather your tax dollars pay for fruit and vegetables on your table or a bullet train to Reid's Neveda with california EBT cards spent in the casinos? Well? I don't want it both ways. This administration is the most corrupt lying deceiving fruad ever perpetuated on America. Case in point, who in their sanity would pass a health care bill and not know what was in it? Only the insane would support that. Furthermore they knew. Not one thin dime. That bill was packed with tax increases. But you can't take the truth.

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  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 10, 2014 - 6:25 am

    Well, Hank, I guess that the 36% of the stimulus that we gave to the wealthy job creators didn't work like the Repubs thought it would, did it? I guess we can finally trash their "tax cuts create jobs" hypothesis. But my question for you still remains: Do you want government to try to help or not? By the way, I totally agree with you on the train and that the middle class has lost a great deal ever since the Reagan years.

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  • HankJanuary 10, 2014 - 7:03 am

    Mike, yes to a certain degree, but not overly. I have never witnessed a more intrusive government in all aspects of our lives and I am so aginst that. But yes government is needed on smaller scale. They waste too much. Kennedy was a proponent to lower taxes. Lower taxes stimulates it's proven. On another note, we have common ground regarding the Fed. Reserve Needs to go. By the way I am not a repub nor a fan, I left the party in George's last two years of office.

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  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 10, 2014 - 7:55 am

    Hank, we should all, across all party lines and economic strata, agree to move the Fed away from private bankers into the US Treasury. Also, Kennedy wanted to lower the top rate from 90%. I would vote for that too. Maybe we share a lot of common ground.

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  • HankJanuary 10, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    I think we do. Don't let this go to your head, I've learned some things reading your articles.

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  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 10, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    Too late, Hank. My head swelled up and i started floating away.

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  • Lance DenneyJanuary 10, 2014 - 9:32 am

    As long as MONEY = Free Speech, Corporations = people, and the rich can buy and bribe EVERY elected official and every action they ever take and every law they write, it will only get worse. ONE party appointed these Supreme Court Justices that did all that! Those CONservARTIST Judges have essentially made EVERYTHING we used to imprison Organized Criminal for, legal. Including not paying taxes, and interest rates of 39%!

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  • HankJanuary 09, 2014 - 7:00 pm

    This is a first for me and probably a last. Normally I ignore the comments and move on. But there's always the exception. To Mike, we have had five years of stimulus and negative results, get it? Would you rather your tax dollars pay for fruit and vegetables on your table or a bullet train to Reid's Neveda with california EBT cards spent in the casinos? Well? I don't want it both ways. This administration is the most corrupt lying deceiving fruad ever perpetuated on America. Case in point, who in their sanity would pass a health care bill and not know what was in it? Only the insane would support that. Furthermore they knew. Not one thin dime. That bill was packed with tax increases. But you can't take the truth.

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  • rlw895January 09, 2014 - 11:26 pm

    We haven't had five years of stimulus. What are you talking about?

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y-ZhFbw2H4January 10, 2014 - 8:03 am

    Humanitas: Stanley Fischer at the University of Oxford, Lecture ....Mr Fischer will be "second" in command at the Federal Reserve....Very Interesting.......Remember the BANKERS ALL LIE, they are setting the United States up to fall......

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBW60d4PUfYJanuary 10, 2014 - 8:12 am

    The Acting/Current Federal Reserve Chair.....Janet Yellen, Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve at Berkeley-Haas, if these people are going to control our destiny/downfall as a Country we might as well get to know them.

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  • Lance DenneyJanuary 10, 2014 - 9:27 am

    CONNEDservative Logic! Let's get this straight, conservatives are in an uproar over the world record spending, record deficits, HUGE unemployment rates, and skyrocketing government growth "under their beloved Conservative presidents" being read from the pages of history. Their logic is "OBAMA DID WORSE!" Really? Because the WORLDWIDE Economic Crash of 08 "caused by decades of their OWN Conservative Mantra of No Laws and No Cops for industries" (deregulation), created a HUGE deepening chasm of greed, gouging, fraud, and theft that was about to crash the world's financial and economic systems as Obama took office. So BECAUSE Obama became president while the crash was getting worse, all results and costs of fixing the crash after 2008, are OBAMA's fault! Therefore, logically, Obama is worse that Reagan and Bush put together! Right? That's the logic CONNEDservatives believe, and CONservARTISTS are spinning. By THAT logic, all the 8 million jobs created during Obama's are the RESULT of Deregulation! No, the two parties are NOT the same or comparable. FACT: 100% of One party that BRAGS about tax cutting, voted 100% AGAINST tax cuts for 4 1/2 years for ALL Solano County residents and their businesses. That same "group" voted 100% against FIXING the economy, for 5 years so far. 100% Against penalizing ANY fraud that CAUSED the crash. 100% Against jobs for 5 years so far. 1 party's presidents appointed the Supreme Court Justices that legalized bribing/buying ALL ELECTED officials in the USA! The same justices declared MONEY = free speech, and that corporations are people, giving rich corporations SUPER-CITIZEN status and absolute control over every politician, political appointee, contractor, regulation, tax, and law, FOREVER. (FASCISM) One party decided that previously organized crime interest rates over 15% should be LEGAL! They LEGALIZED 39% interest rates! What we USED to put Organized Criminals in prison for, is now all legal. Even not paying taxes! 100% of One party 100% refuses to STOP Corporate welfare payments to corporations that have recovered from destitute times, and are rich and profitable beyond imagination, yet DEMAND that tax breaks and "welfare" payments to PEOPLE in destitute times be STOPPED after "X-amount of weeks"! CONservARTIST logic for "PEOPLE"? It creates a HARMFUL system of dependency. For corporations? It HELPS their ability to make money! Stop the CON-ARTIST's lies from BOTH parties, and you stop the crazy logic. Another 2 lies? "Liberals are anti-America, anti-God commies" (STUPID and illogical), and "Obamacare", which is FACTUALLY Heritage-Foundation(CONservARTIST)-Care. Look it up. CONservArtist Harry Reid refused to allow OBAMA's requests of single payer, Medicare for all, and a public option, to be debated for the ACA. So every "plan" Obama wanted, ISN'T in "Obamacare". CONservARTISTS CREATED and NAMED it! = LIES. NoMoLies Lance Denney

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  • http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/07/the-supreme-court-still-thinks-corporations-are-people/259995/January 10, 2014 - 10:10 am

    Google...The Supreme Court Still Thinks Corporations Are People Rep. Adam Schiff Jul 18 2012....I had a long answer typed out that backs up both sides are equally as bad, and lost it...Oh Pooh....things like but Clinton pushed for NAFTA, the first World Trade Center Bobmbing PSYOP which set up Bushs inside job 9/11 happened on the Clinton watch and that was also an inside job ect ect......Enforcer says I have to leave now...Bye....Sorry to say it but both sides are equally as BAD, just a tag team Globalist throw down match....example Johnson/Nixon the Brothers in arms for the Vietnam War and the Kennedy Killing ( both were in on it )...Bye Believe me Obama is another Globalist puppet just like all the Presidents have been.....You Democrats need to demand a reinvestigation of 9/11.

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  • Just Do It.....Clheck out InfowarsJanuary 10, 2014 - 10:12 am

    On this riveting Friday, January 10 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex uncovers the latest in government hypocrisy and cover-ups. The State of California is now downplaying the radiation discovered on beaches in California, which are 12 to 14 times above safe levels, as "normal" and not being a threat to public health. Jakari Jackson and the Infowars crew continue their investigation into the radiation in Oregon as Fukushima's dangerous plume begins to reach the West Coast. American legal theorist Elizabeth Price Foley also joins the show to specifically break down how Obama is violating the Constitution and to reveal Rep. Tom Rice's proposed resolution to bring the executive branch to court. Alex also takes your calls throughout the broadcast.

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  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 10, 2014 - 11:02 am

    Lance, thanks for the large dose of reality. Lord knows, this group could use it. Let's hope it takes.

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  • HankJanuary 10, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    There are too few conservatives in government to credit what you wrote. Parties change. Republicans are no longer conservatives, while the democrat party is no longer what they once were. To put it mildly both parties have moved to the left with a handful of conservatives inserted in 2010 elections. Very difficult to tell one party from the other. Time for real change. Okay I'm opting out not to receive any more notices on the letter, I've got work to do. Write another letter.

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  • IMPORTANT...Obama is pulling another fast one......Still Report # 161 - TPP + TAFTA = TPAJanuary 10, 2014 - 8:53 pm


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  • http://internationalbankers.org.uk/2013/05/28/international-bankers-magazine-latest-issue/January 10, 2014 - 9:00 pm

    Interesting....City of London...Worshipful Company of International Bankers Magazine

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  • NOTEJanuary 10, 2014 - 9:05 pm

    Transatlantic Partnership mentioned on page 10

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  • See page 20January 10, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    Who decides EU Financial Rules.....and Remember U all, the final GO AHEAD for the inside job that was 9/11 came from The City of London Rothschild Bankers,,,, Israel is a wholly owned subsidiary of the City of London.....To mock God the anti-Christ will desire to rule from Jerusalem.

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