Daily Archives: July 24, 2012

It’s all about stuff

Economics 101: Only One Way Out of This Mess [27:06]

Jul 24, 2012 by Aaron Clarey: A basic lesson on economics that is actually EASY to understand. Yeah, it’s long. But you need to know this stuff about stuff.

If you (or someone you’re talking with) honestly has NO IDEA whether Romney’s free market capitalism or Obama’s big government socialism is better … this video answers that question in simple terms like stuff, horse and cart.

Best lines:

If you have a kid or you have assets, you have skin in the game.

Don’t be stupid. Think. More important than think, know. Look it up.

Free market capitalism is why our poor is richer than anybody else’s poor.

If you can’t explain why printing more money won’t fix the economy, you shouldn’t vote.

Look it up.

Champion crusader warm fuzzies.

I’m one of those nerdy economists who can’t get laid.

Look it up.

Now, go buy my book.

Worthless: The Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major by Aaron Clarey (5 stars at Amazon)

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Polar opposites

Voters consistently poll that the economy is our #1 concern. This is not an election where “there’s not a dime’s worth of difference” between the two candidates. They are polar opposites. Romney is a free market capitalist. Obama is a big government socialist.

In these video clips, the two presidential candidates explain their economic philosophies very simply and succinctly.

July 23, 2012: Mitt Romney [1:51]

Jul 23, 2012: Barack Obama [:50]

H/t to Pistol Pete for the links.


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The beatings will continue

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President Obama’s July 13th speech in Roanoke, Virginia, lasted 42 minutes and the part of the speech where President Obama discussed small businesses and entrepreneurs can be found at 33:32, and lasts about a minute.

If you watch a video of that part of the speech without sound, the first thing you notice is that there is no smile, only a determined, forced smile from time to time.

President Obama looks angry, as if he is barely containing his foul tempter about the subject, even though he is speaking to a bunch of adoring fans.

And a real transcript of that part of the speech would really read like this:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And you know there are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back.

They know they didn’t — if, if (stammer) you’ve been successful, you don’t, you didn’t get there on your own. (Pause)

AUDIENCE: No! That’s right! That’s right! That’s right!

PRESIDENT OBAMA: You, you didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, ‘well, it must be because I was, just so smart.’ There are a lot of smart people out there.


PRESIDENT OBAMA: ‘It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.’ Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Pause)

AUDIENCE: YES! YES! (clapping)

PRESIDENT OBAMA: If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.


PRESIDENT OBAMA: There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.


PRESIDENT OBAMA: Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — that (stammer) — you didn’t build that.

AUDIENCE: That’s right…

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Somebody else made that happen.


President Obama is mocking a whole group of Americans, small business people and entrepreneurs. He essentially says that the people who do most of the hiring, and whose companies create most of the new, innovative products in this country are idiots worthy of presidential ridicule. And his Leftie audience of “Tolerant” supporters eats it up.

Source @ http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/president_obama_channels_don_rickles.html

If you liked this, you might also enjoy https://polination.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/failure-is-still-spelled-with-an-f/


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Posted by Pistol Pete

I didn’t know if I’d be able to post today or not.A bad storm rolled through and we lost power for awhile.Hopefully,it stays on.




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