Daily Archives: August 15, 2012

Why are so many of us not working?

On July 25, 2012, President Obama declared his economic plan had worked.

Apparently, his dictionary was written by George Orwell.

Since Barack took office,

  • the number of people who need food stamps has increased by 45%;
  • the Unemployment Rate has been over 8% for all but one month; and,
  • the Employment-to-Population ratio has been under 60% for all but two months.

Because Obama’s plan “worked” so well, 23 million Americans are currently unemployed, underemployed or have given up hope. The majority of them are Black, Women and/or Young … the very people who did the most to put Obama into the Oval Office in January 2009.

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See:

Employment-to-Population ratio @ http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000

Unemployment Rate data @ http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

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Dog-whistle politics

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Biden Says Republicans Will Put People Back In Chains [:22]

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Romney was right to say that Biden had made an outrageous remark that caused the Obama White House to sink a little bit lower and that Obama’s people should take their campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.

Joe Biden and his cronies could do with a history lesson. The Republican Party was founded for the express purpose of ending slavery.

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The Democratic Party ran on a White Supremacy plank for decades before the civil rights legislation sponsored and passed by Republicans allowed the Black vote to grow enough clout that self-serving Democrats like Lyndon Johnson were forced to at least pretend in public that they weren’t bigots.

President Lyndon Johnson using the “N” word [:45]

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Filed under Democrats, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Race Relations, Republicans

Two bits on the dollar

Economist Milton Friedman proved that any activity carried out by the government costs twice as much and produces half as much as the same activity in the private sector.

If I’ve done the math right, that means that for every dollar we send to Washington, we get back twenty-five cents worth of goods and/or services.

When you factor in the ever-increasing cost of our out-of-control debt, I’m thinking our benefit drops below two bits by quite a lot.

If government over-spending is not stopped, and soon, it will bring America down without anyone firing a single shot.

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O’Brien is a Lazy Leftist

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning American broadcast journalist with a degree from Harvard and the anchor on CNN’s morning news program Starting Point.

But if you think she is someone you can trust to report the truth about what matters and what does not, think again.

In the fall of 2008, she falsely reported that Governor Palin had slashed Alaska’s special education budget by 62%, when Palin had actually increased it.

And this week, she revealed to all the world that her only apparent preparation for a Romney aide interview was to print out some left-wing blog’s Democrat talking points.

 

 

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THE WEDNESDAY GRUDGE

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THAT OUGHTTA DRIVE PETA NUTS

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