Posts Tagged ‘democrats’

The weekly Unemployment Rate, and MISINFORMATION….

August 23, 2012

When are “REPORTERS” going to learn about that, which they report on??

Today is the date for another propaganda piece report from the Bureau of Labor “Statistics”, and I just can’t stand it sometimes.  Today we get the piece as distributed by REUTERS, a supposed intelligent reporting agency, through CNBC, a BUSINESS reporting company!!!  It is hard for me to believe that these people are COMPLETE MORONS, but my only other option is that they are doing this on purpose which makes them a part of the government propaganda machine.  There are NO other options.  AND, this is where most people get their information. SO SAD. 

What is the problem you ask?  Here is the lead paragraph:

“The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, while a separate reading on U.S. manufacturing activity showed a slight improvement in August.”

Unexpectedly??  Seriously??  Where do these people live??  What are they looking at??  Where do they get their information??  Do they not look around??  Have they tried to get a job recently??  I have!!

Let me just provide a short list to the impediments to hiring ANYONE, if you are a business or thinking of starting a business:

     1.     The tax cliff that, as of now, is coming in 4 short months.  At this point NO ONE, including the President, the possible new President, the Congress nor the Senate KNOWS how this WILL BE resolved.  NO ONE!!  People have ideas.  But which ones will be attempted, is a guess, at this point.

     2.     A presidential election, that will decide, maybe, how the tax cliff will be dealt with.  I say maybe, because even after the election, it may NOT be dealt with until after the fact.

     3.    ALL of the forms, fees, permits, requirements, regulations that are required to do ANYTHING.

     4.     The issues in Europe.  (They WILL affect the USA, whether you want to believe it or not)

     5.     The issues in the Middle East.  (Ditto)

     6.     Inflation, just because the “government propaganda machine” says there is no inflation, does not make it so.  The price of the things that Americans use every day (gas, food, housing, repairs, etc.) are going UP.  In most cases, much faster than the “government” says!  I fear that the Drought of 2012 is going to accelerate these increases.

     7.     No one is buying ANYTHING EXTRA.  America is in a just hang on mindset right now.

I could go on.  But, you should get the picture.  I understand that there are always unknowns when starting a business, or hiring someone new, but IMHO, todays unknowns ONLY have NEGATIVES associated with them.  In other words, when the problem is solved, things are still going to be BAD or things are going to be WORSE.  Until people are confident that things could be getting better, they will not BUY ANYTHING EXTRA.

Then I get to a point in the article that gives me hope that they might tell the truth, IF they would only INVESTIGATE the FACTS:

“A total of 5.59 million Americans were receiving unemployment benefits under all programs in the week ended Aug. 4, down 109,812 from the prior week.”

WHY is it “DOWN 109,812 from the prior week”??  Is it because they were hired??  Unfortunately the answer to that question is NO!!!  In the last year the government “statisticians” have removed 1.3 MILLION people from the total!!  With 109,812 in the last week alone.  These people have reached the end of their unemployment benefits, so they are no longer counted.  This has ARTIFICIALLY PUSHED THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE LOWER!!  The actual unemployment rate is above 10%.  The number of people being removed from the count is ACCELERATING.

Now I want to highlight what I said last December:

Now for some cynicism.  I keep hearing the Democrats argue that they “want” an extension of the “extended unemployment benefits” and saying that the Republicans are fighting to let them expire unless we can “tax the rich more”.  Here is my view of the situation.  The Republicans are in a no-win situation, because the Democrats are going to let them expire, no matter what the Republicans offer.  Here is why.  IF the benefits expire, then everyone that is unemployed for more 9 months (I believe this is what the law will revert to, if I am incorrect please leave a comment), instead of the current temporary 99 weeks (which is just short of 2 years) will NO LONGER BE COUNTED IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE.  IF this happens, the Unemployment Rate will have a sudden drop from the current 9+% rate.  This will make the numbers “look” like they improved, so President Obama can claim to be improving the economy.  He will get on TV everyday and say that he brought the unemployment rate down from 9+% (it was over 9% thanks to President Bush and the Republicans) to x%, and that is why he ”deserves” to remain President.  It would have come down sooner except the Republicans in Congress stopped him from helping out sooner.”

The question is: Will the “unemployment rate” dip below 8%??  If it does, this is ALL you will see on any television.

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Fast and Furious, and MY challenge to “Democrats”….

January 31, 2012

By now you should have heard about Operation Fast and Furious conducted by the Department of Justice (Eric Holder), the State Department (Hillary Clinton), the Department of Homeland Security (Janet Napolitano), the FBI, ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and other Government organizations.

Sharyl Attkisson with CBS News has done a great job documenting the scandal, so if you would like more information, her page is a great place to start.

Now we get this from the Democrats investigating the scandal:

“”It is clear that ATF agents in Phoenix and prosecutors in the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office embarked on a deliberate strategy not to arrest suspected straw purchasers while they attempted to make larger cases against higher-level targets,” the report reads.”

and

“”Although these officials claimed they had no probable cause to arrest any straw purchasers at the time, allowing hundreds of illegally purchased military-grade assault weapons to fall into the hands of violent drug cartels over the course of five years created an obvious and inexcusable threat to public safety on both sides of the border.”(my emphasis)

So, let me get this straight.  Just because some weapons were ILLEGALLY purchased, there was NO PROBABLE CAUSE???  Excuse me!!!  When do we have probable cause??  If something is ILLEGAL, then it is AGAINST the law!!  This has nothing to do with what the definition of is, is!!! 

These are Department of Justice officials.  Their job is to prosecute the LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES………without prejudice!!  They deserve to be fired…..at a minimum.

Here is MY challenge to the “Democrats” that authored this report.  Fine!!  I will agree with your conclusions.  Now, we need to charge these officials with wrong doing and have a trial.  They BROKE the laws of the United States (by allowing/selling weapons to unauthorized personnel, hence the ILLEGAL purchases) and International law (by allowing those ILLEGALLY purchase weapons to knowingly cross an International border with Mexico).  I want a TRIAL.  IF they are the ones responsible they should end up in JAIL!!  I doubt that this does not go higher into Obama’s Administration, so it will be interesting to see their defense.

What say you, Democrats??  Are we going to have a TRIAL??

Deficit Reduction and the Debt Limit….

June 28, 2011

I was reading this article from the Wall Street Journal this morning, and I saw the following sentence:

“The two sides are aiming to reach a deficit reduction agreement that could pave the way for Congress to raise the $14.29 trillion federal borrowing limit by Aug. 2.”

I am just wondering if ANYONE else sees the problem with this statement??

the two sides are attempting to come to an agreement to REDUCE THE DEFICIT so they can INCREASE THE DEBT CEILING!!!

Anyone?…..Anyone?  Bueller…..Bueller….Bueller

Hello???

This is the problem with the situation today.  The politicians are trying to spin the situation to their viewpoint, the media is NOT critical, and no one is calling them on it!!!  In order for the DEFICIT to be REDUCED we must SPEND LESS than we TAKE IN.  It is NOT difficult!!  IF we spend less than we take in, there is NO need to increase the DEBT LIMIT!!

Any questions??

Irony??

January 4, 2011

Does anyone else find it ironic, that now that the Republicans in the House of Representatives are going to hold a vote to REPEAL ObamaCare, the only things the Democrats can talk about is Jobs?

Let me get this straight. 

You, the Democrats, worked for almost 2 full years to jam ObamaCare down our, the American Public, throats against the will of a majority of us.  This is during the longest period of 9%+ unemployment in the history of the United States of America.  And now you want to say do not worry about the JOB KILLING provisions and uncertainty contained in the 2,000+ pages of a bill that NO ONE has read, worry about the economy and jobs.  Huhhhhh?

Seriously, at this point there have been 111 organizations that represent more than 1 million Americans that have been granted a waiver from complying with ObamaCare.  (UPDATE:  As of December 3, 2010:  The number has increased to 222 organizations and more than 1.5 million Americans, the HHS summary.  That is a 100% increase in the approved waivers, in 3 weeks!!)  The White House will not say how many have applied or how many are planning on applying.  So by my calculations, we have at least 111 people that have wasted spent time applying and we have at least 1 government employee reviewing the applications.  This is being generous on both counts, as I imagine that there at least 20 people in the government and at least 5 people involved in the private sector per application.  So you see, the Democrats are creating jobs!!

To the Democrats:  You have had more than 18 months of 9%+ unemployment to concentrate on jobs and the economy, and have only damaged or ignored both.  For examples, examine the off shore drilling moratorium that you have enacted, or the Obamacare fiasco that NO ONE in the world knows how it will be implemented, but most economists agree that it puts a strain on new hiring.  I suggest you sit down and learn something about how the real world, ie. not D.C., works!!

To the Republicans:  REPEAL the farce that is ObamaCare!!

I welcome any proof that the policies enacted by the Democrats, in the last two years, has created ANY jobs, not related to government.

Foreign Contributions???

October 22, 2010

Illegal Aliens Canvass for Votes in Washington State”.  The following is the lead sentence in the article.

“When Maria Gianni is knocking on voters’ doors, she’s not bashful about telling people she is in the country illegally.”

Just one Question.  Does this count as one of those Foreign Contributions that The One, “The Sheriff” Biden and others on the left were talking about??

Hey Holder.  DO YOUR JOB!!

No new ideas???

August 26, 2010

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: They have not come up with a single, solitary new idea to address the challenges of the American people.

I am getting sick and tired of hearing President Obama say these words.  Let me be the one to challenge the President to a debate on the truthfulness of the statement, and the implication that he is ATTEMPTING to make.

First.   When he says they, he means the Republicans.  OK, I agree with the President. “They” have NOT offered up any NEW ideas. 

The ideas that they have offered up have, however, been PROVEN effective in the recent past.  There are three large examples, since the start of the industrial revolution, and they were done by President Calvin Coolidge, President John F. Kennedy, and President Ronald Reagan.  That is two Republicans and one DEMOCRAT.  Let me say this again.  These ideas, mainly CUTTING taxes, have been done by both parties, in the difficult times (some say worse than the “Great Depression”) of the early 20’s (have you heard of the Roaring 20’s?), the difficult times of the early 60’s, and the oil/confidence recession of the late 70’s/early 80’s.  I would argue that the tax cuts of  Reagan, and the temporary defeat of communist Soviet Union, produced the great expansion of the 90’s and first part of 2000’s.  If you have more questions, please ask, please research, please become informed.  You may or may not agree with my assertions, but I will debate them.  Let’s see who can make the best case.

So far the President’s statement is absolutely TRUE!!

Second.  Lets examine the implication that President Obama is making with his statement.  His implication is, “We have come up with a single, solitary new idea to address the challenges of the American people.”  When he says “we”, he means the Democrats.

NO!!!!  Mr. President YOU have not come up with any NEW ideas.  Your ideas are all OLDER than the ones, discussed above, put forward by the “they” (Republicans).  Not only that, but, they have been the PROVEN failures of Socialism, Communism, Fascism and Statism.  These are the ideas of Stalin, Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler.  STOP, please do not dismiss this argument because I have used the dreaded Hitler word!!!!  I am NOT comparing President Obama’s ideas to the MURDEROUS ideas of Hitler.  I am comparing their economic policies.  All of these policies lead to Statism.  I am sorry that I can not cite the author of the next statement, but it is not mine.  I am repeating it, because it is true.  “The problem with all of these political systems is, that in the end, there can be only ONE.”  Meaning, they will all tend towards a Dictatorship.  Examples of this are Cuba, Venezuela, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, the old Soviet Union and eastern bloc.

So, Mr. President, I will TAKE the no NEW ideas from the Republicans that are currently being offered, because they have been PROVEN to work!!  I will DECLINE your NEW ideas, that are just OLDER ideas, that have been proven Failures.  The definition of STUPIDITY (remember the Cambridge Police?) is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Lets decide who is being STUPID!!

ObamaCare

March 25, 2010

When I wrote this I KNEW that it would not happen.  I was just hoping that the citizens of the United States of America, at least the ones that vote, would have insisted that the Politicians and everyone involved with enacting ObamaNONCare would have been REQUIRED to use it.

Now we get this.  They EXEMPT themselves from the greatest national health care system in the world.  Does this mean that they think that they can find a better deal.  If so, WHY vote for the bill?  Well, Democrats, what is the answer??

Please, leave your comments and contact your representatives.

Slaughter Solution??

March 16, 2010

What is the Slaughter Solution??

You can read about Louise Slaughter at wikipedia or the last paragraph reads as follows:

In March 2010, Slaughter proposed that a House rule be passed to expedite the passage of health care reform legislation. The “Slaughter Solution” called for the House to approve a rule for debate deeming the Senate version of the health care reform bill “already passed” by the House without the House holding a recorded vote on the bill. The Senate version was unpopular due to such provisions as the so-called “Cornhusker Kickback”. Critics charged this proposed strategy was an affront to democratic principles and unconstitutional.

In other words, if the House (of clowns) votes on an Amendment to a bill, the Bill is assumed to have been approved.  WITHOUT voting on the original bill!!!!   HUHhhhhh?

My only question to the democrats, considering this manuever, is not “do they think it is constitutional?”

It is, “Are you going to like it WHEN the Republicans use this same manuever for a bill that you do not like???”

Well, your answer to that question should be enlightening for the American public.  You know, those people who YOU represent.

Using Reconciliation

March 3, 2010

Should the Democrats use reconciliation in order to enact the ObamaCare nightmare?

It is looking like they might actually be considering this scenario.  In my opinion, they can go for it.  Here is a possibility that they might not have considered.

They pass ObamaCare….yeahhhh.  Then it gets to exist as it is for about 8 months.  Assuming that the reconciliation conference can iron out the differences between the House and Senate almost immediately (which I doubt).  Then we (the American public that does NOT want this government take over of our choices) get to vote in the 2010 elections.  I predict that many candidates will step forward and their whole campaign slogan will be, “I will vote to repeal ObamaCare”.  I predict that a large percentage of these candidates WILL get elected, and then ObamaCare will be repealed faster than President Obama can sign an order to close Gauntanamo (LOL).

So let me repeat, I hope that any elected official, that wants to commit political suicide for NO gain, does so.

Unintended Consequences…

August 20, 2009

Let’s assume for the moment that President Obama and the current Democrat led circus get their wish and pass the National Health Care fiasco. EVERYONE will be able to go to the doctor and all of the ills will be cured…..for a “reasonable cost”. Whew, everything is perfect now.

Only to get to the “reasonable cost”, the government is setting price controls on Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals, etc.  Do you think that these groups will LOBBY the people that make those decisions??  You know, kinda like the Pharmaceutical companies are planning on spending $180 MILLION just for advertising FOR the National Health Care plan currently proposed.  They will try and convince whoever is making the decisions about “reasonable cost” that their “costs” are more “reasonable than another groups “costs”.

Pretty soon, the government is going to “CAP” doctor pay.  Think they can’t??  Ask the banks or wall street firms or car manufacturers or insurance companies that were just told what they could pay someone.  Or just ask the Pay CZAR.  OK, so what if they “CAP” doctors pay?? you say.

I see ALL of the best doctors moving their practice OFFSHORE.  Do you think that these doctors, who have plenty of money, won’t move, to say….Bermuda (or someplace similar), to set up a practice for the people that can afford the best care?  The weather is great, there are no income taxes, costs are much less, and they would not have to deal with the government of the USA!!!!  The rich will STILL go to them for the BEST care and might complain about the cost.  Then again they might not complain.

I will not blame the doctors that discover offshoring.  If any doctor reading this needs help moving, please, send a comment.  I’m sure we can work something out.