Remember when Bush was in office and people still had jobs? Remember when the economy crashed and Democrats wept, wailed and gnashed their teeth about the suffering of POOR PEOPLE (at the hands of evil Republicans of course cuz like they had “nothing” to do with creating or crashing the housing bubble … not).
Democrats are way dirtier than Republicans, maybe because the media protects them. But it is interesting to note that the Republicans who are up to their ears in slime are the same Republicans who do the “bend over and vote Democrat” dance every time anything really matters.
IMHO, if you want to find a CLEAN politician in Washington, D.C., just look for the ones the MSM and both Democrat and Republican party big wigs condemn as “extremists” and hang out to dry whenever a vote truly matters.
Republicans want to cut food stamp funding. Democrats will be sure to weep, wail and gnash their teeth about evil Republicans who want children and old people to starve.
As you listen to the theater, remember that just last week, Obama was all set to FREEZE November food stamp payments if he didn’t get his debt limit increased. Also remember this one … in 2010, Democrats STOLE food stamp funds to pay off their big union campaign donors.
It won’t win, but it’s the best nevertheless. LOL!
Democrats who want to shake a Bible in my face about my opposition to Obamacare would do well to open it instead.
The list of large employers cutting jobs and hours because of Obamacare is up to 258 with no signs of stopping.
Even the Ø’drooling president of the AFL-CIO has admitted employers are “restructuring their workforce” because of the negative impacts of Obamacare.
Williams with Sowell – Minimum Wage [3:47]
I love Thomas Sowell. One of his books totally turned me around from being a dumb “I just want to be nice and feel good about myself” Liberal to an educated “If policies hurt people, they need to be changed” Conservative.
I was particularly impressed by Sowell’s discussion of how rent control laws drive housing costs up and housing quality/availability down, thereby most harming those at the bottom of the socio-economic heap. The two cities in the U.S. that have the oldest and strictest rent control laws – New York and San Francisco – also have the highest housing costs. This is not a coincidence. The laws CAUSED it.
I was better able to follow Sowell’s data on the rent control issue than on some other, less familiar topics, because dh and I once were part owners and full-time, live-in managers of a 6-unit apartment building. We were there from the initial investment – finding a property and purchasing it – through renovating, managing and living with tenants as neighbors, and finally selling it.
I completely understood what Sowell was saying about rent control laws, not only because I’d been a renter for many years and then seen every aspect of the mechanics of owning rental property, but also because I’d visited a friend once in a rent controlled apartment in NYC. It was a tiny, crappy little place that he paid way too much to live in because housing was so scarce. The landlord wouldn’t do anything to maintain the place, because he wasn’t getting most of the rent the tenant paid.
The landlord – who had invested in the building and had to pay all the bills and taxes – only got the capped, controlled amount of rent the law allowed. It was the renter who had happened to be in unit when rent control went into effect who was making money off the deal! It was a total scam. This person had nothing of her own invested in or at risk and did nothing at all to maintain the property. She didn’t even live in the building any more. She just kept the lease in her name, so the landlord couldn’t legally raise the rent; then she sub-let to other people, who she charged more than she paid the landlord!
I was totally not surprised to learn in the video that the very first minimum wage law was designed to benefit white union workers at the expense of black non-union workers. Minimum wage is just another example of how the Left demonizes the Right as “uncaring” when it is the Left’s policies that most hurt the poor.
Mike Rowe sums up the Obama jobs policy
Same ol’, same ol’. Democrat policies are job killers. Period.