March saw the strongest job growth rate since May 2007, but the White House is warning Americans that we still have a “long way to go” before the unemployment rate gets back down to levels we’ve become accustomed to in the past three decades. According to Fox News:
Obama’s chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers said on a pair of talk shows that a year after the passage of the stimulus bill, the U.S. economy still has “a long way to go.”
Summers said pushing the unemployment rate down from its current 9.7 percent level won’t be easy.
No, it won’t be easy, particularly since the Democrats and the President have absolutely no interest in taking the steps necessary to encourage economic growth. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: economics, Government, taxes, bailout, costs, democrats, fail, jobs, obama, stimulus
It’s hardly surprising that the Hartford Business Journal is happy about the new Health Care Takeover legislation: Hartford has long been considered the Insurance Capital of the World, and the insurance companies are thrilled with the forced enrollment of 32 million Americans into their health insurance plans.
With sweeping federal health care reform now on the books, business owners are scrambling to make sense of a new range of tax breaks, coverage responsibilities and potential pitfalls by turning to benefits consultants, accountants and insurance brokers for advice and perspective.
Although the $940 billion legislation alters the way small businesses buy and supply health insurance, many of the changes won’t kick in until 2014. And clear answers are at a premium today.
“Small business owners will have more choices and greater accessibility to affordable health insurance, which will help them to attract and keep a talented workforce,” said Kevin Galvin, owner of Connecticut Commercial Maintenance Inc. in Hartford. He says small businesses like his will be the big winners under health care reform.
In fact, in the entire article, only one opponent to the legislation is quoted. Four proponents are interviewed, and two of those are from advocacy groups specifically in favor of the legislation. One more is a health insurance executive, and even Mr. Galvin quoted above, a small business owner, is also an organizer of a pro-legislation political organization. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: economics, Government, insurance, media, business journal, connecticut, democrat, hartford, hcr, health care, health insurance, obama, propaganda, takeover
16 December, 2009 • 21:32
To improve our economy, President Obama wants us to spend tens of billions of dollars on… Caulk.
That’s right. The President believes that both our energy situation and the unemployment issues that far out-strip any projections made by his economic team can be solved by “weatherizing” our homes. All we need to do is hire hundreds of thousands of union laborers to add weatherstripping and caulk to lower our energy costs. This will have a ripple-effect that will resonate throughout our economy and kick-start the jobs machine. To do this, the Stimulus Package already signed into law provided billions of dollars for training workers to install caulk and other weatherizing improvements into people’s homes.
This is all part of President Obama’s “Green Jobs” initiative, which he extensively campaigned on and continues to hold up as the future of our domestic economy. He even went so far as to call insulation “sexy.”
I have a “sexy” idea for President Obama: Instead of focusing on “green jobs,” how about focusing on “jobs?” We can worry about the “green” part when we get back to that 8% unemployment level that he said his magical stimulus would prevent us from ever topping. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: economics, environment, Government, politics, taxes, wealth, caulk, copenhagen, economy, fail, manbearpig, obama, stimulus, taxes, weatherize
12 November, 2009 • 23:52
As unemployment reaches 10.2 percent and another 502,000 jobless claims are filed, President Obama promises swift action:
The announcement came as the Labor Department reported another 502,000 new jobless claims, two high-tech mainstays announced big layoffs and the unemployment rate reached 10.2 percent.
Obama said the White House forum will gather CEOs, small business owners, economists, financial experts and representatives from labor unions and nonprofit groups “to talk about how we can work together to create jobs and get this economy moving again.”
I don’t know why this Administration keeps reminding me of Monty Python. Maybe because it’s so apropos. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: economics, Government, liberty, wealth, jobs, obama, stalling, summit, unemployment
27 September, 2009 • 10:55
Let’s take a trip in the way-back machine.
It’s 1981. Ronald Wilson Reagan is President. The Conservative Revolution has just begun. Millions of Americans have awakened to the idea that government is not the solution to their problems, but rather government is the problem.
Teachers, in an effort to spread this message, have their kids chant a poem:
Mmm, mmm, mmm
Ronald Wilson Reagan
He said we all must lend a hand
To make this Country strong again
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Filed under: education, Government, politics, Government, indoctrination, obama, praise, ronald wilson reagan, schools
26 September, 2009 • 18:56
The United Nations, the United States, the European Union and the Organization of American States have all denounced the ousting of Manuel Zelaya as President of Honduras three months ago. Zelaya has asked his supporters to descend upon the nation’s capital of Tegucigalpa in protest. This would be all well-and-good, except for one important detail:
It wasn’t a coup.
A little background:
Zelaya was the elected President of Honduras. Per the Constitution, he is limited to one term.
Zelaya attempted to have the Constitution amended so that he could serve another term. The nation’s legislature refused.
Zelaya called for a non-binding referendum on a constitutional amendment. The legislature refused.
Undeterred, Zelaya had ballots printed in Venezuela, shipped to Honduras, and ordered the military to hold the referendum. The military refused. A court battle between Zelaya and his own Attorney General ensued and Honduras’ Supreme Court ordered the referrendum stopped.
Still undeterred, Zelaya had his followers go to the mliitary base to take the ballots and distribute them.
Now, here’s where it gets interesting: Honduras’ Constitution specifically states that anyone who even suggests that a President should serve more than one term is guilty of treason. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: Government, liberty, politics, constitution, coup, EU, honduras, OAS, obama, UN, zelaya
26 September, 2009 • 17:25
You knew I was going to comment on this eventually, didn’t you?
I am not one of those people who thinks that everything a teacher does needs the approval of parents before doing it. I think in many respects, parents are too involved with preventing teachers from doing their jobs and need to step back. This is especially the case with discipline, where too many parents keep teachers and administrators from properly punishing students.
Lots of teachers are great people whose only interest is inspiring young minds and encouraging them to reach for the stars, and I consider myself fortunate that the vast majority of mine growing up were just that. Most are little more than glorified babysitters, and I had several of these.
A few prove themselves to be true misanthropes:
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Filed under: education, Government, politics, chant, cheer, Government, indoctrination, obama, public schools