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Archive for 1 June 2012
According to TN Campaign For Liberty, one of these things is not like the other (Sesame Street reference, in case ya didn’t catch it). Now, I watched both videos, and unless I’m just dense, which is always a possibility, or haven’t had enough coffee, I honestly can’t tell the difference in content. The only difference I caught…him messing with his hair and people going up the steps. If there was something else, I missed it.
So, what does this tell me? One, the governor, who I did not support, wants to spend more money on a program that, contrary to what he says, isn’t all that productive. Small children need to be at home with their moms, not being indoctrinated by a failing school system. IF this state ever has a surplus, it should NOT be spent!
No, the state should do what most smart people would do, and be prepared, financially, for any disaster, and use said surplus to help those affected. Anyone remember the floods in 2010? We sure do! Said surplus could have helped in the clean up, and getting businesses back on their feet, without the aid of the federal government. We should take care of our own. Just one thought. It’s called, by folks back in my dad’s day, a rainy day fund….saved for emergencies, not spent the minute it comes in. Just a thought.
“I really do think that the sweet spot for our country is pro-growth tax reform,” Corker told reporters after addressing the Tennessee Business Roundtable. “That’s lowering marginal rates but doing away with loopholes (in order to) generate more revenues — and certainly economic growth — linked to long-term entitlement reform.
“I do feel consensus building around that concept on both sides of the aisle, and our first best opportunity to deal with that is going to be during the lame-duck session. I am convinced that over the next couple of years, this issue is going to be addressed.”
Oh yeah…it’s an election year alright! Excuse me Senator, but what have you been doing the last 5 1/2 years? Twiddling your thumbs and collecting a paycheck? The country has been DEMANDING tax reform for years, and just now, y’all are ‘gaining traction’ on one of the very issues the American people, YOUR bosses by the way, have been calling, emailing, and writing letters about? Seriously?
A wee bit of advice…. Leaders lead. Followers go along to get along. We don’t want any more of the ‘getting along’ nonsense. We want strong leaders who will stand up FOR We, The People, not ‘work with’ those who are to destroy us.
Another piece of advice… SCRAP THE WHOLE DAMN SYSTEM! What we have now is MUCH longer than the Holy Bible, and that Book is filled with a lot of common sense rules. The tax code is nothing more than plain ol’ horse manure, unfair to anyone, complete gobbledygook, that even those who ‘wrote it’ don’t understand. Flat or Fair, either one would make more sense, and likely generate more revenue for the country. Second, stop freakin’ spending our money on crap. We honestly don’t care why salmon swim upstream, or any thing about the sex lives of fruit flies! Our money is meant for the common defense of our people, not some moron’s pet project to see what a shrimp, which should be eaten, will do on a treadmill. Spending millions to find out why American vote? Seriously?
If you yahoos up in D.C. are serious, start taking a good hard look at the garbage you spend our money on, to make yourselves feel good, but does NOTHING to improve life in these “United” States. Use our money to secure the border, kick out criminals, shoot to kill if necessary, and shred every single page of the absurd ‘tax code’, and start from scratch. Y’all don’t need our money, all of you are a LOT better off than the average American, so cut your paychecks to what the lowest rank military man or woman earns. Kill the perks! Like I said, y’all don’t need our money, you did just fine before y’all got into office, and started raiding OUR piggy bank.
Common sense would tell MOST people, if you don’t have the money, you don’t spend it. Not D.C.! I mean, after all, it’s not their own money they are spending, and sucking out of the pockets of hard working Americans. It doesn’t bother them one bit when a company has to move its operations overseas, or go bankrupt due to all the regulations, taxes, and, let’s throw this one in there….union demands. But then, common sense hasn’t been a requirement for our capital since George Washington was president.
P.S. You may rank higher in the ‘conservative’ category than Lamar Alexander, but I honestly don’t think that being in the 60% range is anything to brag about!
From Personal Liberty Digest. Can we actually stand having this clown as VP another four years. Haven’t Obama and Biden embarrassed us enough?
There are a lot of Republicans in D.C. right now that are no different from their socialist brethren. Not all, mind you, but too many. If Washington’s intent was to bankrupt the nation, with Obama’s ‘leadership’, they are doing a mighty fine job of it! It’s not just the White House that is important in 2012….it’s also imperative that we oust Harry Reid from the ‘majority’ seat.
We must also take a good hard look at those R’s that are running for re-election. If they are not doing the job we pay them to do, then they need to find another line of work. Congress was never meant to be a career, yet we have ‘career politicians’, on both sides of the aisle whose only concern is re-election, and what they can gain for themselves. Their concern is not with the working man, or shall we shall NOT working man. Nor is the Obama administration, no matter what rhetoric he’s been spouting on the campaign trail for the last 3 1/2 years.
It’s past time we “HOPE” to “CHANGE” the environment in D.C., and replace the whole lot of them with actual ‘public servants’….you know the ones…who actually SERVE the public….mostly by getting the hell out of the way, and letting American do what they do best! We can not afford Obama’s dictatorship or his failed experiments in ‘investing’ taxpayer money. Money that would be best spent on our defense, both at home, and abroad. The time for CHANGE is now, and I HOPE we will see a brighter future come January 20, 2013.
Unemployment Rises Again
For those hoping for good economic news out of Washington today, they’re in for a terrible disappointment. According to the latest jobs report from the Department of Labor, the economy created only 69,000 jobs in May — well below expectations — while the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent, and job numbers from March and April were revised significantly downward. Meanwhile, Taxmageddon is threatening the U.S. economy and holding back growth, but strangely, President Barack Obama isn’t doing anything about it.
Heritage’s J.D. Foster explains that while a second recession isn’t necessarily on the horizon, the news is nothing for the Obama Administration to brag about:
These jobs figures are consistent with other fairly bleak news. For example, first quarter economic growth was revised down to 1.9 percent, while an important measure of performance in the heartland, the Chicago Purchasing Managers’ Index, fell to its lowest level since September 2009 which was near the bottom of the recent recession. None of this necessarily points to a second recession, more like continued muddling and hardly in a position to withstand an economic shock such as, for example, the developing deep recession in Europe.
Europe’s unfolding recession is entirely of its own making, the product of their own housing bubbles, badly managed public finances, and an experiment in monetary union that went terribly wrong. Unemployment across the eurozone hit 11 percent in April – the highest level since the euro was created 13 years ago.