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Archive for 6 September 2011
While doing a bit of snooping around Facebook, I came across this comment that was left on the AFL-CIO page. No, I didn’t “like” ‘em, but sometimes, you can read what is on certain pages. Since this was a big UNION page, obviously, there are union folks. However, there are others who hit ‘like’ just so they can comment, and hopefully, set a few folks straight. Evidently, some folks just can’t be taught. This fellow, for instance (copied & pasted, verbatim):
GOP has controlled congress now for a couple years,so why haven’t they created any jobs? They don’t have any interest in creating jobs.All there after is making PRESIDENT OBAMA look bad until the next election. How is this helping one without a job? Shameful,politics is more important than the unemloyed! I think people must realize what is going on and the radical rightwing has to go!
I guess this guy isn’t aware that the Democrats were the majority in both the House and the Senate from 2006 to 2010. They were in total control, gaining the White House, from 2008 to 2010. One thing that stands out from his comment, other than spelling issues, is the fact he isn’t aware that the Congress does NOT create jobs. No one has bothered to inform Obama of this fact either, since he keeps using it as a talking point. No one is making Obama “look bad” except Obama himself. His policies have pushed this nation farther into debt, stifling any new business with absurd regulations, causing anyone who would like to hire, or expand their business a bad case of the jitters. No confidence in the future prevents those who actually do create jobs from taking risks. Why should they?
Now, for that “radical rightwing” nonsense. How radical is it for the everyday people to insist that their government actually follow the Constitution? I am going to step out on a limb, and say this guy has probably never read the whole document. It’s only 4 pages long, and isn’t really that hard to understand. It limits the government, not the people. Limiting what the government can take from your paycheck is radical? Expecting the government to do the job it was designed to do, like keep our borders secure, is radical? It really isn’t that complicated, yet if you listen to the media, and union bosses, you’d think we are sitting outside someone’s house, just waiting to take ‘em down. No, that isn’t us. That would be those union members who seem to enjoy threatening the lives of elected officials, or destroy property, etc.
Honestly, I feel quite sorry for people like this guy, and sadly there are way too many like him who believes they are informed, but yet, know little to nothing about the workings of the U.S. Government. Try to educate such people, and you get shouted down with words like “terrorist”, “racist”, “barbarians”, and numerous threats. Great debate there folks. But when you have nothing to back up your “facts”, I guess that’s the best we can expect from the uneducated.
And she does it so well. The lies that continue to spew from the left just boggles the mind. For your information Mzzzzzzzz Wasserman-Schultz, ALL Tea Partiers condemn the vitriol the few times it has turned up at any rally. You might want to try looking at FACTS once in a while, instead of taking your talking points from MSNBC.
The real unemployment rate actually rose in August, according to the Department of Labor, belying the fact that the official unemployment rate, 9.1 percent, remained flat while the economy did not create any new jobs on net last month.
According to the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, real unemployment rose to 16.2 percent in August, up from 16.1 percent in July and tying the 2011 record set in June.
The real unemployment rate is comprised of three different measures of the labor force that more accurately reflect who is really unemployed, as opposed to the official unemployment rate, which merely measures those who told the government they were unemployed and looking for work in the past month.
What we have here are numbers that reflect “Great Depression” unemployment, yet aren’t we continuously told that the economy is on the way to recovery? Really? Perhaps in the Obama administration fantasy world, but those who are living in the real world see things much differently than those who squat inside the DC beltway.
Big Government Rising?
How does a trillion dollars in more federal government spending sound to you? For most Americans, the idea of growing government at a time when deficits are sky high might seem preposterous. But for many on the left, it’s the only way they can think of to get the economy moving again, and they think some sort of new New Deal should be included in President Obama’s much-touted jobs speech on Thursday. Their end goal? The continued rise of big government.
Case in point: Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). On Sunday’s Meet the Press, she unveiled her prescription for pulling the U.S. economy out of its slump, and it carries an incredibly high price tag. “I’m talking about a jobs program of a trillion dollars or more,” she said. “We’ve got to put Americans to work. That’s the only way to revitalize this economy.”
Now one might write off Waters’ call for a trillion in additional spending as hyperbole (after all, she had some choice words for the Tea Party last month), but the amped-up rhetoric demanding bigger government is becoming pervasive on the left, despite a seemingly endless stalemate this summer over the debt ceiling, whether the government should borrow even more money, and what spending could be cut. Now, though, it’s clear that liberals are ready to keep up the fight for big government, whether it’s Teamsters president James P. Hoffa calling for a war on the Tea Party or Vice President Joe Biden applauding the AFL-CIO for keeping the “barbarians from the gates” — that is, their political opponents.