As Biden continues his “Summer Of Recovery” stimulus propaganda tour the Obama economy continues its death spiral into a double dip recession despite the media and democrats still trying to blame old GW. Obama and most of his administration have never held a private sector job or been responsible for meeting a payroll deadline. Why does anybody think this band of socialist could ever create a private sector job. All the stimulus accomplished was to send almost a trillion dollars of taxpayer cash out the door while no tax receipts where coming in to pay the bill. With Obamacare about to devastate the economy its no big shocker companies are not hiring, why add more costs. Is anybody but the Democrats and the media so delusional not to see that even the Dems know how bad this crap is going to hammer the economy. Why do you think its full damage is not scheduled to kick in until after the 2012 elections and why would they need four years to build up cash to pay for it. People all over are already seeing massive hikes in insurance and medical costs. Did the Obamacare bill address frivolous lawsuits from trial lawyers, how about fraud or the costs associated with 11+ million illegal immigrants. Did the Obama wall street reform bill address Fannie Mae or Fannie Mac, did Obama add anything to his Wall Street reform bill to stop banks from being forced to give mortgages to people who have no chance in hell of ever paying there mortgages back. No instead they just built in more tax payer funded parachutes for lending institutions to continue these bad lending practices with no consequences. All these extra business costs are just going to be built into higher prices for the consumer. The one common theme among everything Obama, Pelosi and Reid have done for the economy is political paybacks and a lack of legislation in recent bills that address the harm caused by there cronies.
Public Debt as of 28 Aug 2010
$ 1 3 , 3 8 3 , 9 7 2 , 4 4 6 , 0 6 1 . 7 7
The estimated population of the United States is 309,010,848
so each citizen’s share of this debt is $43,312.31.
The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$4.11 billion per day since September 28, 2007!
Nationwide unemployment 9.6%
Unemployment in Ohio 10.6%, here some surrounding counties.
* Crawford – 12.2%
* Defiance – 12.5%
* Fulton – 11.5%
* Hancock – 9.5%
* Henry – 11.7%
* Lucas – 12.1%
* Ottawa – 10.8
* Putnam – 9.3%
* Sandusky – 10.3%
* Seneca – 11.4%
* Williams – 13.5%
* Wood – 10.1%
* Wyandot – 12.0%
Revised GDP growth of 1.6
Home sale plunge 27 percent, lowest in 15 years
Imports surge to 26 year high
Obama jobs death toll: Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs
By Michelle Malkin • August 27, 2010 09:54 AM
The Summer of Wreckage turns to fall…
Children’s Hospitals plans to cut up to 250 jobs – “The provider — with campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul — said Wednesday the down economy is forcing more children to rely on Medicaid.”
Nearly 400 StarKist Co. cannery workers lose jobs – “StarKist has had to contend with federally mandated minimum wage increases. Butler says other costs are also rising in such areas as utilities and transportation.”
Northrop Grumman announces more layoffs – “The Los Angeles-based company said it would reduce its work staff by 642 at its shipbuilding operations in Pascagoula, Miss., or about 5.8% of the facilities total workforce. That follows a notification earlier this month that it would layoff 300 employees at its facilities in Avondale, La., and Tallulah, La.”
Janitors protest layoffs in LA’s Century City – “Los Angeles police spokesman Richard French said about 300 people rallied outside JP Morgan Chase-owned Century Plaza Thursday afternoon and 13 were arrested for allegedly blocking traffic. He says the arrests were without incident. The custodians and their supporters from SEIU United Service Workers West called on JP Morgan to rehire their cleaning staff.”
Layoffs hit employees at county job center – “A Cumberland County government office that helps people find work is itself laying off eight staff members this fall, and the number might have been higher.”
Meriter: Public program shortfalls force job cuts- “Meriter Hospital said it’s not immune to the tough economy, laying off 57 employees…Meriter said it expects to lose about $57 million in 10 years once Health Care Reform is in place.”
13 States That Just Got Slammed With Massive Layoffs – “We’ve mined through to find the states with the most massive layoff events. A massive layoff event means 50 employees have filed for unemployment within 5-weeks, all from the same company. We’ve also highlighted July’s initial unemployment claims, and examples of layoffs hitting each state.”
10 Leading Retailers Close Stores; Exodus of Small Retailers Amidst Signs of “Free Rent”; 700,000 Drop Cable TV Subscriptions – “Signs of weak consumer discretionary spending are popping up in multiple places.”
FYI: I’ve created a new category called the “Obama Jobs Death Toll.” Just click on the link for the running archive. Keep sending your story tips and I’ll continue keeping track.
Related: Weak GDP raises stakes for Obama, Fed – Growth figures are expected to show the economy is almost at a standstill, but the government is running out of options to rebuild momentum.
Below is an excellent essay that all Republicans need to read. Many Republican political hacks are pushing Republicans to back off there support for tighter immigration policy because hispanics will vote Democratic. Surprise guys not all hispanics choke on DNC kool-aid, actually like any group there are diverse voices. Many are intelligent enough to see how open borders and uncontrolled immigration will hurt every taxpayer. Hordes of humans we cannot absorb hurt everyone, schools, health care and business all suffer and these costs are passed onto every taxpayer. Immigration reform is a multi-faceted issue that effects everbody legal and illegal and too many political hacks look at the short term political issues and not the soul of the party. Republicans need to do a better job at educating Americans on the many negative effects of uncontrolled immigration and unsecured borders and our message. There is not a single citizen today not effected by uncontrolled population growth due to illegal immigration. The issues involved range from the environmental impact of to many humans occupying an area to crowded schools and emergency rooms. Where do we dispose of the trash, where does the clean water come from and most important who pays these bills? Most important of all is Republican lost both houses because they sold there souls. If Republicans cannot hold true to the core beliefs of smaller government, lower taxes and strong national defense we are no different then the other clowns. It would be better to lose power then sell our souls, long term solid beliefs and message will grow the party. The best thing about the tea party is fresh blood and strong values, purging Washington of career politicians is a win win. The Republicans must get the party’s core beliefs and message out to new immigrants. Most new immigrants share our values supporting family, education and freedom, when we let the media and democrats define the message we will lose. Getting out an effective conservative message is all about the presentation, if the message is presented properly Republicans always win. The other party treats there supporters like children who must be led around by the nose. Progressives feel they are morally and ethically superior to everyone else and treat most immigrants like dimwits who will only survive by submitting to there lunacy. If conservatives treat people like adults and equals capable of greatness and failure, people will join up and work with us to fix the Obama, Pelosi and Reid train wreck. Explaining why we support English only and how it benefits everbody by forging commonality and easier communication or explaining why we believe less government in our lives is a good thing is what is most important. The Democrats excel at the policy of divide and conquer, the Clintons perfected it, remember “triangulation”? The conservative message will grow the party if it is presented and followed through on. Obama and his party continue the “Do as I say, not as I do” BS, and the media will never call them on it. We should alway call them on it and then follow up with a conservative response and why feel that way.
HERE IS NO UPSIDE TO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS
By Tom Garcia
The Washington Times
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Throughout his partnership with President George W. Bush, Karl Rove argued that a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens would be a political winner for the Republican Party. His argument, so it went, was that because the so-called Hispanic segment of the population was growing faster than other parts of the body politic, it would be foolish to block amnesty for illegal aliens that those voters wanted.
Furthermore, so his logic contended, this growing minority would punish Republicans for not going along with the Democrats’ amnesty proposals. In other words, the Republican Party should itself co-opt these proposals for amnesty and make them their own, thereby eroding the Democrats’ share of this voting public.
But on what premise is this theory based?
First, it assumes that all U.S. citizens of Hispanic descent favor a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, whether those aliens come from Malaysia, Ireland, Kosovo, Somalia or Russia. While it obviously is true that the leftist, top-down, unelected leadership of the ethnocentric advocacy organizations La Raza, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the League of United Latin American Citizens, as well as their organized masses of illegal alien street marchers, are boisterous in their clamor for “comprehensive immigration reform,” it isn’t equally clear how many ordinary, everyday U.S. citizens of Hispanic descent share those passions.
Illegal immigration impacts Hispanic-American communities first and foremost, because foreign nationals from south of the border naturally congregate in already-established enclaves. Those communities therefore sustain the brunt of crime; gang infestation; and competition for already scarce jobs, housing, education and social services.
While it may be true that some Hispanic-Americans might nurture a solidarity with their more recently arrived ethnic cousins, is this where their own true interests lie? Are their real-world interests associated with the illegal arrival of millions of neighbors from their old countries or with their fellow American citizens, with the old world they left behind or the new society of which they are a part? Isn’t the ethnic demagoguery associated with the so-called “pathway to citizenship” in effect a pathway to Balkanization?
Instead of descending into a competition with Nevada Sen. Harry Reid in a watered-down imitation of liberal Democrats’ pandering for the votes of “Amnesty-Hispanics,” wouldn’t it be more prudent as well as more respectful to Hispanic-Americans for the Republican Party to offer a clear alternative, to appeal to their American patriotism and their own real self-interests as U.S. citizens? Why lump the entire Hispanic-American community, with ancestors from a host of Latin American countries, with a diversity of histories, cultures, traditions, languages and interests, into one homogeneous group as if they all marched to the same drummer? How about offering this vibrant cross section of American citizens an option other than blind obedience to La Raza and the Democrats?
Second, Mr. Rove’s theory rests on the assumption that newly amnestied voters will remember that the Republican Party helped pave their pathway to citizenship and reward the party with future support. But let’s look at the facts. The overwhelming majority of illegal aliens have less than a high school education, and many are not even literate in their own languages. This doesn’t mean they aren’t good people, but it does mean they are natural recipients of the welfare state. Once they receive citizenship in the United States, will they be more likely to favor the big-government, wealth-transferring, multiculturalist nanny state promised and promoted by the Democrat Party or the smaller-government, self-reliant, lower-taxing, entrepreneurial, assimilative society championed by the Republican Party?
What’s more, the tens of millions of newly amnestied citizens legally would be able to bring in their next of kin through chain migration, swelling the overall number to potentially more than 50 million within a decade of the amnesty – constituting a permanent Democratic majority.
We’ve become fond of Mr. Rove’s cable-TV chalkboards. Here’s a four-liner he hasn’t shown us yet:
* If 12 million-20 million illegal aliens are amnestied, it can be estimated conservatively that a majority of these new citizens will vote Democrat.
* If there is no amnesty, none of these illegal aliens will vote, period.
* If there is an amnesty, current U.S. citizens of Hispanic origin will vote as they have been voting anyway.
* If there is no amnesty, current U.S. citizens of Hispanic origin will vote as they have been voting anyway.
A majority of U.S. citizens of Hispanic origin (with the exception of Cuban-Americans) have consistently voted Democratic. Many of those within this voting population who ardently support amnesty will blame the Democrats for not getting one because the Democrats will be the ones who did not push through an amnesty when they had the political power and the unprecedented opportunity to do so. So where is the political upside for the Republican Party to support an amnesty, in either the short or long run?
Had there been an amnesty in 2006 or 2007, as Sen. John McCain and the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy proposed, millions more would have entered the country illegally since then, as, in fact, they have anyway. The border wasn’t secured before the amnesty votes and hasn’t been secured since those votes. Visa violators continued to remain illegally in the country before those votes, and many more recent arrivals have continued illegally to do so since those votes. The federal government under Mr. Bush and President Obama contented itself with cosmetic measures and halfhearted initiatives, abdicating its responsibility to enforce existing immigration law effectively and to secure our borders. Even with the successful passage of McCain-Kennedy in 2006, we would be debating anew today whether to provide amnesty for the 4 million to 5 million illegal aliens who have entered since. And if an amnesty were enacted tomorrow, five years from now, Congress would be debating what to do with the additional 5 million who would have entered by that time.
If the history of past amnesties has taught us anything, it is this: Talk of amnesty, the promise of amnesty – especially the enactment of amnesty legislation as in 1986 – simply encourages more and more illegal immigration. Limited or general, amnesties act as flashing green lights to the likely hundreds of millions on earth who would like to move to America.
Until the borders are really secured, workplace laws are really upheld and the benefits of the welfare state are restricted to U.S. citizens and legal immigrants, any consideration of amnesty is a perilous venture into a fantasyland of false promises, unrealistic expectations, the abrogation of the rule of law and the perpetuation of an immoral, systematic exploitation of unending waves of cheap labor from Third World countries. We already have federal laws in place to get the illegal immigration fiasco under control. Congress has not abdicated its responsibility by failing to enact new laws favored by open-borders utopians. No such laws are required, comprehensive or otherwise. The problem is with the executive branch and the Obama administration, which has turned itself into the greatest collection of scofflaws in the country.
The way to increase the percentage of American-Hispanics voting for the Republican Party is
(1) To raise their standard of living (and everyone else’s) by a return to free-market principles;
(2) by an open appeal to their shared American patriotism and
(3) by clearly and unapologetically stating the unequivocal rejection of amnesty in any guise, shape or form. U.S. citizens of Hispanic origin don’t love the rule of law less than other Americans and understand that the United States already has the most generous legal immigration policy on earth. Given a clear choice and a positive appeal, many will rally.
These positions won’t get Republicans a majority of these voters right away, but they will diminish the Democrats’ share of the vote in the short run and hasten the integration of the Hispanic-American community into the great melting pot that is America. A time will come in the not-too-distant future when hyphens matter to Hispanics no more than they do to any of the immigrant groups who preceded them. It is the best path for America and the only practical path for the survival of the Republican Party as a majority party worthy of the electorate.
Tom Garcia is a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s 24th Congressional District.
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For Barack Hussein Obama to send this disgraceful bunch of BS to the U.N. is absolutely amazing. We are far from perfect but the U.N. is the most corrupt group of mutants on the planet. This committee currently has countries like China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan as members. This is hands down the most disgraceful act of many perpetuated by this revolting president. When this clown is finally voted out of office he should be forced to answer to the American people for his actions. No sitting President has ever committed the disgraceful acts that Barack Hussein Obama has and will continue too. The lamestream media wonders why many Americans believe he is muslim or that he’s not a legal citizen just have to look at how Obama acts and thinks about our nation. His actions really have to make people examine what his agenda is, Obama does really acts like a guy who hates his country. He never misses an opportunity to bad mouth our nation, his actions and policies are destroying our country, economy and security. Obama just ignores congress when he does not like there opposition to his policy or appointments. His administration is filled with lunatics and people who openly despise our country and history. His use of so many CZAR’S is an end run around congressional oversight, not to mention that most of them could never get thru hearings. Its a shame there’s no credible press to challenge his actions and policy.
Obama hauls Arizona before U.N. Human Rights Council
Apparently Barack Obama is not content to make a federal case out of his immigration feud with Arizona; he just made it an international one. The president’s first-ever report on U.S. human rights to the U.N. Human Rights Council contains a rich vein of offensive material. So far, one aspect has not been reported: our petty president used the situation to bash Arizona’s immigration law – and possibly transfer jurisdiction over the law from Arizona to the U.N.
Throughout the report, which sounds like an Obama campaign speech, the president discusses “the original flaw” of the U.S. Constitution, America’s tolerance for slavery, and his version of our long and despicable history of discriminating against and oppressing minorities, women, homosexuals and the handicapped. After each complaint, he addresses how he is delivering us from ourselves, patting himself on the back for such initiatives as ending “torture,” promoting affirmative action and passing health care legislation. In his section on “Values and Immigration,” he praised the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to provide better medical care for detainees and increase “Alternatives To Detention” (e.g., letting them go). Then he turned to the one state that has had the temerity to stand in his way of fundamentally transforming the American electorate: “A recent Arizona law, S.B. 1070, has generated significant attention and debate at home and around the world. The issue is being addressed in a court action that argues that the federal government has the authority to set and enforce immigration law. That action is ongoing; parts of the law are currently enjoined.”
This Obama administration report describes
Obama Admin Human Rights report to U.N.
How the United States discriminates against the disabled, homosexuals, women, Native Americans, blacks, Hispanics and those who don’t speak English. There is the expected pandering to Muslims, noting that the government is committed to “challenge misperceptions and discriminatory stereotypes, to prevent acts of vandalism and to combat hate crimes,” offenses that the American people evidently keep committing. And the current economic woes are blamed on the housing crisis, which itself was the result of “discriminatory lending practices.” The implication is that if Americans had only been less racist, they would be enjoying prosperity today.
Nancy Pelosi has always been one of the most corrupt politicians in the House of Reps, you don’t get to be speaker without mastering the circle jerk. She has for years played the payback game and passed around the tax payers dime like it was her personal slush fund. Last week while this beast was running her mouth about investigating the patriots who oppose the muslim terrorists desecrating the 911 site with there victory mosque. The real story was where she was when she starting to run her mouth. The Speaker Pelosi was speaking at a ceremony celebrating the Treasure Island land deal another crony payback to friends, family and contributors. Go read the full story it just a shining example of a Culture of Corruption.
(From the FogCity Journal)
Pelosi and her corrupt payback
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It’s easy to conclude that clients are getting their money’s worth from Platinum and friends – especially when the client is Platinum itself. TIDA has granted to Platinum the uncontested contract to be the sole developer of Treasure Island. Or, to be exact, that exclusive contract has been granted to Platinum’s new entity, Treasure Island Community Developers, with the master plan component going to Anderson’s other company, Kenwood Investments…
…Considering the grand, incestuous family that is politics, maybe it’s no surprise that Platinum’s development entity has been handed the Treasure Island bounty. Given the Pelosi and Newsom history of enthusiasm for developing the Presidio, we should hope it’s not too late to keep a close watch and short leash on Treasure Island developments. Unfortunately, this means paying attention to the entire family. That would include even the new president on the Commission on the Environment, Paul Pelosi, Jr., who is Nancy Pelosi’s son and Gavin Newsom’s cousin. As for TIDA itself, all the members are appointed by the mayor; all but one is a City Hall official.
Who else will benefit from the arrangement? Certainly Lennar Corporation will. They are a partner with Platinum’s Treasure Island Community Developers. Lennar has experience developing former military bases, and is one of the country’s largest residential housing builders.
By what could solicitously be called a coincidence, Laurence Pelosi was president of acquisitions for Lennar. He is Nancy Pelosi’s nephew, and currently works as executive director of Morgan Stanley’s real estate division…
According to the Houston Chronicle the Obama Administration at the direction of DHS John Morton is releasing up to 250,000 illegal alien criminals who are currently locked up. According to statements from ICE due to the huge backlog in the courts, illegals who have been here at least 2 years are being released and there cases dismissed. Every single illegal alien is a criminal and now John Morton at the direction of Barrack Hussein Obama is granting defacto amnesty to the criminals who have absolutely shown no respect for our rule of law. Why should anybody obey our laws, apparently if your a supporter or donor to the Democrats you get a pass. Americans are going to have to revolt and take this country back from these bought and paid for politicians from both parties. In to many cases nowaday there are not alot of differences between parties, they cut these backdoor deals all the time. The common theme among these idiots is they both seem to have no problem selling out the middle-class for short term political benefits. The Obama administration is setting a record at it these backdoor Chicago style deals unmatched in the history of the republic. There is no way the taxpayers can afford to be burdened with millions of dead beat lazy immigrants who demand benefits and services payed for by hard working Americans. If the courts are backed up its because the Obama administration is preventing these illegal alien criminals from being deported. Why are these criminals even being held, there is no excuse for illegally violating the borders of our nation that crime alone should be enough to instantly ship these criminals back wherever the came from. The Obama, Pelosi & Reid crew is so obsessed with tearing this country apart with there lunacy there just seems to be no end to there mockery of our laws and national borders
There is literally not a week gone by since Barrack Hussein Obama invaded the White House that he has not broken a campaign promise to the American people. Now he is at it again with the unions loosening the transparency and reporting regulations.
Obviously as far as Obama is concerned “transparency” is one of those things that only enemies should be forced to observe. If you are an Obama friend, no transparency is required.
It is interesting to note the language that Democrats used to excuse their newest roll back of transparency requirements, too (my bold).
“The [Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act’s] various reporting provisions are designed to empower labor organizations, their members, and the public by providing certain information about the finances of labor organizations and union officers and employees. A fair and transparent government regulatory regime must consider and balance the interests of labor organizations, their members, and the public, including the benefits served by disclosure, the burden placed on reporting entities, and preserving the independence of unions and their officials from unnecessary government regulation.”
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 153; Tuesday, August 10, 2010; Proposed Rules, P. 48416
So how does allowing unions to misuse, abuse, and hide expenditures from their own membership, the public and the government by skipping transparency requirements help anyone but the union chiefs that want to hide what they are doing from the prying eyes of reformers?
Obama has got to be the biggest union whore to every exist, does he where kneepads? He spends so much time pandering and paying back these job killing unions that you have to wonder when he has time to get anything else done.
I guess if you look at the rising unemployment numbers and pathetic GDP growth he is doing nothing else. This president is either completely amoral or the one of the dumbest humans ever elected. Its scary to think which is worse. Without his tele-prompter he is constantly frustrating his handlers and blathering out what he really thinks. He has completely made a mockery of his most open transparent government ever. He cuts Chicago style back room deals and just plain lies about it to the American public. His administration will gone down in history as one of the most corrupt, incompetent and least “Transparent” in the history of our republic. In past times you could count on some in the media to call them on it, unfortunately the media is so corrupt and one sided the historians will have to write the story.