Archive for July, 2012

PAID EDUCATION

July 31, 2012

Here’s how Obama and the radical Dems accomplish his goals.  Youth employment is up in D.C. this summer before the election.  High school drop out rate is down in the same area during the same period.

“The District is paying 305 students with poor academic and behavioral records to attend summer school, The Washington Examiner has learned.

The rising ninth-graders are earning $5.25 an hour to participate in the “Summer Bridge” program, which targets students identified by D.C. Public Schools as less likely than their peers to graduate high school within four years.”

Examining this article with a critical eye we see that students, paid to attend classes that they are almost guaranteed to pass just by showing up, receive a degree that has no meaning because there is no education behind it.  The school and the summer “work” program being paid by the few remaining taxpayers of the country.

The underlying theme teaches that it is possible to receive money from the government for doing what should come naturally.  Hey, that’s a prelude into receiving Welfare and having more babies if they aren’t already.  They graduate expecting to get a job that pays a handsome wage for punching in on time and staying for the entire shift because that’s the training received from the public education system.

If it doesn’t work out to their liking, they can demand unemployment benefits (if they lasted on the job long enough) or Welfare.  If both of those scams fail, they can always claim that they were injured on the job (mental, emotional or physical distress caused by being expected to produce) and draw disability insurance.

It’s the way of the future – take taxpayer money for laziness or incompetence and complain that someone else got rich by working hard.  Ah, life in the 21st century under radical redistributionists.

BTW, the federal minimum wage is $7.25/hr.  Is this youth exploitation?  Is this turning us into a country like China, Indonesia or Pakistan?

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“UNDER MY PLAN…”

July 15, 2012

Excuse me, but I have seen the video and heard Obama say,

“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”            Barack Obama – Dover NH, Sept 12, 2008

http://www.humanevents.com/2012/07/14/top-10-obamacare-taxes-coming-your-way/

Is this a parsing of words because they are new taxes and not an increase of existing taxes?  Would he do it again just to get re-elected?  What is still up his sleeve if he has “more flexibility”?

Virtually everything we buy has had a tax increase since 2009.  Compliance fees and taxes imposed by just the FDA, and EPA have raised food costs by 17% and manufactured goods by 8%.  All at a time when fewer people are working and the average income for a family of four is down over $20,000/year because one or more family members has lost a job due to these policies.

OH, THOSE TOLERANT LIBERALS!

July 11, 2012

Liberals; those who preach kindness, tolerance and acceptance of others that might be different from us are almost never so kind themselves.  It shows up repeatedly with the expression of different viewpoints.

Last week, Brad Pitt’s mom, Jane Pitt (we’ll call her Mrs. Pitt since Brad’s wife prefers not to be called Mrs. Pitt), wrote a letter to the editor of her local newspaper responding to a previous sentiment by a fellow Springfield, Missouri resident.  The original letter questioned how Christians could vote for Mitt Romney, a Mormon.

With acknowledgment of the differences between Mormonism and Christianity, she went on to say that he shared the Christian convictions regarding abortion and concerns about homosexuality.  She stated that, differences between religions aside, the shared morals and family values along with Romney’s business experience rise above those of Barack Obama warranting a reasoned consideration at the polls in November.

Expressing her 1st Amendment right of free speech is, to the left, blasphemy of the highest degree when it is not in accordance with the leftist agenda.  Newspapers nationwide picked up the Springfield News-Leader’s opinion column and ignited hatred from people who have never known her as an individual.  Articles by “neutral” journalists contort her words to excite readers with headlines and lead lines like:

“Brad Pitt’s mother pens anti-gay, anti-Obama letter to local newspaper”.  
 
“Brad Pitt’s mom unleashes anti-gay, anti-Obama fury in letter.”
 
One rag reported that Pitt actually “hates Obama, ‘gay’ people.”

Yes, newspapers also share the right of free speech.  However, like yelling FIRE in a crowded auditorium causes mayhem and panic, is it right to instigate violence or threats of violence?

Because she expressed a rebuttal opinion backed with facts, Mrs. Pitt is the recipient of vile name calling and death threats through tweets and other public comment.  Here are a few tweets as reported by Jack Minor of WND:

“Brad Pitt’s mom, die,” wrote one Twitter-poster.
 
“Brad Pitt’s mom wrote an anti-gay pro-Romney editorial. Kill the b—-.”
 
“F— you, brad pitt’s mom, the gay community made your kid a star, you whacko,” and, “Brad Pitt’s mom is a dumb c—.”

Oh, those kind, tolerant and accepting liberals.  They’re like terrorists-in-waiting.

WHO’S CRYING NOW?

July 8, 2012

Who’s crying now?  Obama is wringing his former donors dry.  He has caused many to lose thousands, hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars through his three-and-a-half year tax and spend party.  Many have attended his lavish soirees on Wednesday nights at the White House.  Movie nights, concert nights, gourmet food assemblies have all been well reported.  Even the Protect Obama rags and stations have been forced to note the gatherings, even if only on the back pages or a light note late, late at night.

He’s played it to the hilt.  He’s invited and entertained the most note worthy.  Now he is begging for their dollars and they are not giving, at least not in bulk as before.  Even they have seen that their money, once it hits Washington, is not being spent wisely.

He declared last year that his campaign would raise a billion dollars.  He’s finding out that his star quality isn’t shining as bright.  Even though he bought rented friends on Wall Street, Big Industry and Big Entertainment with your tax dollars, the relationships only lasted until the money ran out.  Perhaps he has learned that his political cronies are all about give and take.  They will take as long as he gives, but there is no on-going love affair after the stolen joy ride runs out of gas.

Obama has vowed to send his armies of lawyers, IRS auditors, FBI and the DOJ to identify who is donating to his competitor’s campaign.  At the same time he refuses to release his donor list (even just the Americans).  Not even Congress can force him to do that because he lords Executive Privilege over them.  He has power and authority and he will use it against any enemy.  That is, of course, unless they are invading our county and pillaging our resources.  Those people could be authorized to vote for him in the coming months

Obama continues to take trips overseas to wrest campaign funds, ostensibly from Americans living abroad.  He does so at taxpayer expense under the cloak of visiting foreign dignitaries on his jaunts so the money is not drained from his lacking campaign fund.  Perhaps he is also fingering the few coins left in his peers’ pockets by promising he will have “more flexibility” after he is re-elected.

By all accounts available, Obama is outspending Romney.  Romney is currently rising in the major polls and is raising more money to spend later.  Obama is not happy with the reports.  Some people say that Obama has lost his support and is not able to raise the $1 billion dollars projected because of what he has done and shown over the past three plus years, but I know it’s Bush’s fault.

By the way, you can get your “Bush’s fault” T-shirt on Obama’s web site for only $149.95, plus tax of course.  The shirts are made in China because union demands on top of EPA EDA, Energy Dept., EEOC, DOL and OSHA regulations cause them to be too expensive to leave any money for the campaign.  The price would have to be in the neighborhood of $600.00. It’s kind of like solar panels and other green energy.

With the President off in one direction on Air Force One, (and army of Secret Service Agents) to embellish falsified and still failing job numbers for the American people, Michelle is in another part of the country or world doing the same.  Soon, they will take individual vacations and/or send the kids to a foreign land with 15 or 20 friends to bolster another economy at our expense.

The latest back-and-forth between the candidates shows Mitt and Ann on a jet ski over the recent holiday.  Obama has lambasted them for taking time off from campaigning to relax as a family during the celebration of our nation’s independence.  I’d like to say “Thank you, Mitt, for not making me pay for your leisure activities”.