Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Congressional pay freeze recommendation doesn’t go far enough

December 31, 2012 Leave a comment

I applaud the idea, but it doesn’t go far enough.  How about Congressmen get a pay cut proportional to the size of the deficit budgets they pass?  So, this year they should receive a 40% pay cut

Congratulations to  President Obama for passing a bill to spend more money and raise more taxes. That’s the leadership you voted for


Detroit: it’s what you insisted on

December 13, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s sad to see my home town descend into such disgrace. It wouldn’t be this bad if Republicans were in charge and were really as evil as Democrats are incompetent.  Unemployed and not looking 47%  35% on foodstamps; 1000s of homes abandoned’. Population cut in half in 20 yrs

“Leaders” crying out for more dole

Meanwhile Democrat poster boy Warren Buffett is engaging in the completely legal tax avoidance behavior that is getting Google pilloried fpr prudent fisuciarily responble decisions about what to do with their money.

How The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business ...

dare people act in such a way as to deny government every possible dollar?  the nerve!

No follow-up questions for NBC?

April 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of th...

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imagine if this had been a Republican  political candidate. What would the list of follow-up questions have included?

  • Why do you classify this as an error?
  • Was it an error of omission or commission?
  • What is the purpose of editing?
  • Why wasn’t it posted that this was an edited call, in the same way that text edits are annotated when materieal is ommitted?
  • How do you decide if the edit is faithful to the larger original context?
  • How does this compare to your standards?
  • Is this typical of your editing process? How do you know?
  • Who monitors you?

Santorum, the American Achmehdinejad, still taking himself seriously

March 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Budget cutting by reducing farm subsidies

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment


budget (Photo credit: 401K)

I see liberal commentators like Cenk Uygur applauding the reduction of 280B from the proposed budget, as an end to corporate crony capitalism. As if that’s not going to have an effect on the price of food, which is a disproportionally higher percentage of the budgets for the poor than the rich.

Cut 280B from subsidies, and prices will rise about….280B.  That works out to about 3K per person per year in the  US. Families currently on the margin will then need assistance to make ends meet. The cost of assistance will be passed on to the middle class, who always pays

The response will naturally be to increase the funding for food stamps, and more firmly connect the people to an all powerful natioanl government that provides for all necessities. Who could trust local and state governments, or betterm families and churches to take care of their tribes. What an odd notion these days

The irreplaceable tax cheat Tim Geithner

January 26, 2012 Leave a comment

That there are 36 Obama aides who owe back taxes is great news for the country which had just learned at the State of the Union speech that Tim “Tax Cheat” Geithner wouldn’t be around for a second term as Treasury Secretary.

We now have an expanded pool of candidates to take over from Geithner, possessing his same qualities and practices.

Gingrich: an inch deep and a mile wide, his own anti-message

January 22, 2012 Leave a comment

English: Newt Gingrich at a political conferen...

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What a disaster for the Republicans Gingrich is.  having had 3 years to craft a message of hope, growth, opportunity and fiscal sanity, they have found themselves worshipping the mouth that roared.

Gingrich’s personal life evidences such a lack of discipline that it undermines the party’s claims of bringing sober, responsible, controlled limited government to Washington.  But the republicans have almost enver really stood for limited government except for a few brief shining years in the 80s. Their cozy relationship with multi-national corporations and large scale defense contractors, and their record of spending when in power  surely is convincing that their governing principle is more of the same but with the trough tilted in their direction.

Gingrich will make the campaign and election a personal thing, a battle fo 2 different cults of personality, and make it all about who holds the reins of power in a DC centric scheme of government. The Gingrich myth is for a return to small limited governemnt, but he is making it all about him and grand re-inventions.  That is the antithesis of small government.

Gingrich is tailor made for an outrage-a-day media which needs politicians to write their lead for them, and so Gingrich is their preferred candidate.

Romney’s story lines are so bland and convioluted, and require deep analysis that the press must surely dread the work that opposition reserarch on him would entail.  All they have to do to get good headlines is offer him a microphone, and their week is set.

After 3 years of opportunity to make the anti-Obama case, this is what the republicans have become: a bundle of one liners and dice rolls in the hands of  an ego maniac with little to no self restraint .