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Obamination: State of the Union: Conclusion?


In this installment on the STOTU we turn to the concluding paragraphs of the spew of feces.  [Click this link for the Prepared Remarks.]

“We should have no illusions about the work ahead of us. Reforming our schools; changing the way we use energy; reducing our deficit – none of this is easy. All of it will take time. And it will be harder because we will argue about everything. The cost. The details. The letter of every law.”

Reforming schools is  local, not a federal issue.  The intellectual ability & attitudes of the students  are the most important factors in education.  If the students are mentally and, emotionally impaired, bored or uninspired,  no new plan or program will accomplish  much.

The way we use energy is not a federal issue, neither is the source of the energy we use.  Obamination  is sloganeering for the purpose of accrual & retention of political power.

Reducing the deficit is an impossibility because Socialist programs & policies have  ruined our economy and multiplied the federal debt beyond  reason.

“We will argue about everything”  Obamination’s arrogance knows no bounds.  It would appear that America can not be saved without squelching all dissent. This is the path to tyranny, lets take an emergency detour.

” Of course, some countries don’t have this problem. If the central government wants a railroad, they get a railroad – no matter how many homes are bulldozed. If they don’t want a bad story in the newspaper, it doesn’t get written.”

Obama’s is the voice of envy, not condemnation of tyrants.

” And yet, as contentious and frustrating and messy as our democracy can sometimes be, I know there isn’t a person here who would trade places with any other nation on Earth.”

Obama would bring the autocrats throne, crown & scepter here, for his own enjoyment.

February 6, 2011 Posted by | Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Obamination: State of the Union: Supporting Our Troops?


In this installment on the STOTU we turn to supporting our troops.  [Click this link for the Prepared Remarks.]

” We must never forget that the things we’ve struggled for, and fought for, live in the hearts of people everywhere. And we must always remember that the Americans who have borne the greatest burden in this struggle are the men and women who serve our country.”

Only those who retain their souls share our love of life & liberty. Muslims, having sold their souls to Satan, value death over life, secure in the false conviction that they will enjoy eternity in the celestial bordello of carnal bliss once the privations of the current world have ended for them.  Those are only interested in conquering the world for Satan, a.k.a. Allah.

Thousands have come home from Afghanistan & Iraq in boxes. Thousands more have returned missing limbs, with horrible, disabling and disfiguring injuries, both visible and invisible.  Recently, the one who would seem to honor them mocked them for objecting to his attempt to screw them out of the medical care promised to them.  Including that paragraph in the state of the union address is political exploitation at its worst, coming from one whose party does its best to prevent their votes from being counted in a timely and effective manner.

“Tonight, let us speak with one voice in reaffirming that our nation is united in support of our troops and their families.  Let us serve them as well as they have served us – by giving them the equipment they need; by providing them with the care and benefits they have earned; and by enlisting our veterans in the great task of building our own nation.”

Reagan sent the  Marines to Beirut, as sitting ducks, to save Arafat’s bacon. Clinton sent them to Somalia, with insufficient force and material.  Shrub sent them to Afghanistan & Iraq in insufficient numbers, with inadequate planning and an amorphous, ill defined  objective.  Obama subjects them to suicidal rules of engagement and now he wants to slash the defense budget.

” Our troops come from every corner of this country – they are black, white, Latino, Asian and Native American. They are Christian and Hindu, Jewish and Muslim. And, yes, we know that some of them are gay. Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because of who they love.  And with that change, I call on all of our college campuses to open their doors to our military recruiters and the ROTC. It is time to leave behind the divisive battles of the past. It is time to move forward as one nation.”

That is a nifty combination of Balkanization and special interest pandering, exactly what we have learned to expect from Democrats.  Obama slithers into rationalization of the left wing’s p.c. attitude and banning of ROTC from universities.  It was ok because Queers were rejected at the recruiting office. Yeah, right. They will invent a fresh pretext because they hate this nation and do not want it to be defended.

February 3, 2011 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obamination: State of the Union: Foreign Policy?


In this installment on the STOTU we turn to foreign policy.  [Click this link for the Prepared Remarks.]

” Just as jobs and businesses can now race across borders, so can new threats and new challenges. No single wall separates East and West; no one rival superpower is aligned against us.”

In modern times, we face threats from multiple sources, large and small. We must not drop our guard because weakness invites predators.

” And so we must defeat determined enemies wherever they are, and build coalitions that cut across lines of region and race and religion. America’s moral example must always shine for all who yearn for freedom, justice, and dignity. And because we have begun this work, tonight we can say that American leadership has been renewed and America’s standing has been restored.”

Against Hitler, Russia and America had a common enemy but when the war was over, Russia replaced Germany as an oppressor in much of Eastern Europe.  Then we had a long cold war with constant threat of nuclear attack. That threat is not entirely eliminated today.

At present, the primary enemy is Islam. What makes any fool think that we can make coalitions with the enemy against itself?  The second sentence in the quoted paragraph is code for giving the enemy undeserved privileges which rightly belong to citizens.   When you take prisoners on the battlefield, you imprison them for the duration of the war.  There is no need to try them in court.

Common sense dictates that you do not reveal to the enemy your methods, materials and sources of intelligence.  Common sense dictates that you not hold the army and Cia to the same procedural standards imposed on the police & FBI. There is nothing immoral about capturing and detaining enemy combatants. There is noting immoral about capturing and detaining those who plot & perpetrate terrorist attacks.  There is no good reason why they should not be imprisoned at ‘Gitmo’ and there is no good reason why they should be brought here for trial in civilian courts.

America under Obamination is not leading, it is pleading.  America under Obamination is not standing tall, it is bending over to osculate Islam’s anus.

” Look to Iraq, where nearly 100,000 of our brave men and women have left with their heads held high; where American combat patrols have ended; violence has come down; and a new government has been formed. This year, our civilians will forge a lasting partnership with the Iraqi people, while we finish the job of bringing our troops out of Iraq. America’s commitment has been kept; the Iraq War is coming to an end.”

If the people of Iraq “yearn for freedom, justice, and dignity” they have a funny way of seeking those values.  They instituted a constitution that makes the Qur’an the primary source of legislation. A book which sanctifies corporal punishment including limb amputation is a fine basis for justice & dignity.

The new government which was formed took months to organize its parliament after the recent election. Violence may be reduced, but it is not eliminated, and it will escalate as our forces evacuate the area.

The majority of Iraq’s citizens are Muslims.  The Qur’an forbids Muslims from  forming friendship, partnership or alliance with disbelievers.  Any such partnership is null and void. Only an ignorant fool or a traitor would take any stock in it.

America’s commitment is a fool’s errand, a mirage over hot desert sand.  We have not liberated Iraq from slavery to Allah; it remains Muslim. While it remains so, it remains at war against us.

Iraq was not a war, it was one theater in a much wider war which Obamination, like Shrub, fails to recognize and fight. It is a war which will never end so long as Allah’s slaves believe that he will reward them with eternity in Paradise if they wage war against us or condemn them to everlasting fire if they refuse.

” Of course, as we speak, al Qaeda and their affiliates continue to plan attacks against us.  Thanks to our intelligence and law enforcement professionals, we are disrupting plots and securing our cities and skies. And as extremists try to inspire acts of violence within our borders, we are responding with the strength of our communities, with respect for the rule of law, and with the conviction that American Muslims are a part of our American family.”

“Al-Qaeda and their affiliates”?  No! Muslims!! It is Muslims, who believe Allah’s promises and threats and obey his demonic imperatives  by waging war against disbelievers.

You have secured nothing; you got lucky the last few times. Sooner or later there will be another successful mass casualty attack.  There is only one way to prevent that: remove the enemy fifth column from our soil and exclude it from re-entry.  If you want security, expel the Muslims. Subjecting us to embarrassing and intrusive searches is no substitute for the only  common sense measure that has a chance of success.

“Extremists”: the big lie.  Jihad is the rule, not the exception. It is ordained for Muslims [2:216].  Waging war against Jews & Christians is a demonic obligation. [9:29]  Acts of terror are inspired by the demon’s imperatives, threats & promises.  [8:39, 9:38, 9:120, 61:10]. It is what believers do; [9:111]  their reason for existing.

If they were Americans, they would not be Muslims.  Muslims are Allah’s slaves, who fight in his cause, killing others and being killed. [9:111]  Where they can not conquer by force on the battle field, they stage a demographic invasion, breeding like rats to take over by sheer numbers. Do Americans  wage war against their neighbors?  When Muslims become sufficiently numerous, they will because it is what they are commanded to do. [9:123]

“We have also taken the fight to al Qaeda and their allies abroad. In Afghanistan, our troops have taken Taliban strongholds and trained Afghan Security Forces.  Our purpose is clear – by preventing the Taliban from reestablishing a stranglehold over the Afghan people, we will deny al Qaeda the safe-haven that served as a launching pad for 9/11.”

Most of pur casualties in Iraq & Afghanistan are caused by IEDs & shaped charges supplied by Iran.  What did Shrub do about it?  What has Obamination done about it?? “Taken the fight to their allies”. Yeah, right. Show me.

Traines security forces… yeah, right. Security forces that shoot  their trainers by surprise.  They are Muslims, you traitor!  Why do we train and arm our enemy?

While you are pretending to secure Afghanistan, they are operating terrorist training camps in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia & Lebanon.  If we had a President instead of a traitor, those camps would be smoking ruins.

“In Pakistan, al Qaeda’s leadership is under more pressure than at any point since 2001. Their leaders and operatives are being removed from the battlefield. Their safe-havens are shrinking. And we have sent a message from the Afghan border to the Arabian Peninsula to all parts of the globe: we will not relent, we will not waver, and we will defeat you.”

Every Muslim satrapy on the face of the earth is their safe-havens. Which of them is shrinking?  Which of them is depopulated?  Brig. SK. Malik told us exactly what must be done to defeat them: we must break their faith. We must cause them to recognize Allah as Satan and Moe as the devil incarnate. While our leaders refuse to take that first step, we will continue to lose this war, wasting precious blood, flesh and treasure in the process.

” American leadership can also be seen in the effort to secure the worst weapons of war. Because Republicans and Democrats approved the New START Treaty, far fewer nuclear weapons and launchers will be deployed. Because we rallied the world, nuclear materials are being locked down on every continent so they never fall into the hands of terrorists.”

The start treaty is likely to be the end. Russia can not be trusted and their adherence to the treaty can not be effectively verified.  No treaty is better than the good faith of the parties to it.  Any treaty that limits our right to develop defenses against missile attacks is an act of treason.

Pakistan is terrorism. Pakistan has nukes.  You are a traitor. Brig. S.K. Malik wrote Pakistan’s terror manual. Everyone should read pages 59 & 60 of The Quranic Concept of War.

” Because of a diplomatic effort to insist that Iran meet its obligations, the Iranian government now faces tougher and tighter sanctions than ever before. And on the Korean peninsula, we stand with our ally South Korea, and insist that North Korea keeps its commitment to abandon nuclear weapons.”

When someone believes that he has a divine mission to conquer the world; that he will be rewarded by eternity in the celestial bordello if he tries and punished in an eternal fire pit if he does not, no damn fool diplomatic sanction will stop him or even slow his progress.  If you voted for the traitor who spewed the feces quoted above, you are too stupid to participate in the electoral process; burn your voter registration card and hang your head in shame.

“Around the globe, we are standing with those who take responsibility – helping farmers grow more food; supporting doctors who care for the sick; and combating the corruption that can rot a society and rob people of opportunity.”

How are you combating corruption in Afghanistan & Pakistan?  How are you combating corruption in Washington D.C.?

” We saw that same desire to be free in Tunisia, where the will of the people proved more powerful than the writ of a dictator. And tonight, let us be clear: the United States of America stands with the people of Tunisia, and supports the democratic aspirations of all people.”

What I see is another Muslim takeover, another civil war, and another international involvement fighting on the side of slavery, Not all people have democratic aspirations. Democracy without limited government is mob rule.

February 2, 2011 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obamination: State of the Union: Investment?


In this installment on the STOTU we turn to growth and investment.  [Click this link for the Prepared Remarks.]

” To reduce barriers to growth and investment, I’ve ordered a review of government regulations. When we find rules that put an unnecessary burden on businesses, we will fix them. But I will not hesitate to create or enforce commonsense safeguards to protect the American people.  That’s what we’ve done in this country for more than a century. It’s why our food is safe to eat, our water is safe to drink, and our air is safe to breathe. It’s why we have speed limits and child labor laws.  It’s why last year, we put in place consumer protections against hidden fees and penalties by credit card companies, and new rules to prevent another financial crisis. And it’s why we passed reform that finally prevents the health insurance industry from exploiting patients.”

Common sense says that economic goods and services have prices, they are not free. Prices are set by the market; the balance of supply and demand, with fixed and variable costs as a lower limit.  Attempts to lower the price by fiat will result in reduced supply. Attempts to subsidize consumers who can’t afford the goods will raise the price to everyone.  Third party payers are part of the problem, not part of the solution.   Reforming the insurance industry does not require 2700 pages of new legislation.  That is a power grab, not reform.

Investment requires an economic surplus, and it involves risk. Everything that reduces real disposable income or artificially increases expenses reduces the potential for investment.  Increased taxation and inflation are counterproductive to investment. Everything that reduces consumer confidence or investor confidence or threatens economic stability and predictability decreases the potential for investment and risk taking.

A President who genuinely desires investment & growth would not seek to increase taxes, he would seek to make the “Bush tax cuts” permanent instead of extending them for two years.  He would not ban domestic oil exploration & production, instead he would increase leasing &  issuance of permits. He would not impose new costs on consumers by mandating purchase of health insurance.

“Now, the final step – a critical step – in winning the future is to make sure we aren’t buried under a mountain of debt.

We are living with a legacy of deficit-spending that began almost a decade ago. And in the wake of the financial crisis, some of that was necessary to keep credit flowing, save jobs, and put money in people’s pockets.”

Deficit spending did not originate by spontaneous generation nor did it begin in the last decade, it has been going on for much longer.  Money thrown down the stimulus & toxic asset toilets was wasted.  It was borrowed and must be repaid with interest.  We can not repay the principal, and when interest rates rise, we will drown in the interest burden which will rise like a flood.  Credit was not kept flowing, jobs were not saved and money was put in the wrong pockets.

“I recognize that some in this Chamber have already proposed deeper cuts, and I’m willing to eliminate whatever we can honestly afford to do without. But let’s make sure that we’re not doing it on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens.  And let’s make sure what we’re cutting is really excess weight. Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may feel like you’re flying high at first, but it won’t take long before you’ll feel the impact.”

A competent pilot does not take off with an overload. He knows the weight of his cargo & fuel, the capacity of his aircraft and the wind and weather conditions on his intended route; he calculates a margin of safety.

“The bipartisan Fiscal Commission I created last year made this crystal clear. I don’t agree with all their proposals, but they made important progress. And their conclusion is that the only way to tackle our deficit is to cut excessive spending wherever we find it – in domestic spending, defense spending, health care spending, and spending through tax breaks and loopholes.”

“Excessive spending” can not be defined and measured. Social Security will soon be bankrupt. Obama Don’t Care will drastically increase health care costs and  we are facing the threat of wars on three fronts at once. The first World War  was supposed to be the war to end all wars. We reduced our military capacity after it ended, so that the second Word War caught us unprepared.  In the age of missiles, we won’t have time to make up the missing capacity.

“And if we truly care about our deficit, we simply cannot afford a permanent extension of the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans. Before we take money away from our schools, or scholarships away from our students, we should ask millionaires to give up their tax break.”

That is class warfare at its worst. Obama is pandering to envy and greed. Investment does not come from strapped consumers who can barely meet their mortgage & utility obligations.  Investment comes from those who have more money than enough money to meet their basic needs. Punishing them with higher taxes will  result in decreased investment, the opposite of what Obama claims to want.

” So now is the time to act. Now is the time for both sides and both houses of Congress – Democrats and Republicans – to forge a principled compromise that gets the job done.  If we make the hard choices now to rein in our deficits, we can make the investments we need to win the future.”

Compromise does not get the job done. One side wants to administer poison, the other wants to administer therapy. Combining the two will not cure the patient.

” In the coming year, we will also work to rebuild people’s faith in the institution of government.  Because you deserve to know exactly how and where your tax dollars are being spent, you will be able to go to a website and get that information for the very first time in history. Because you deserve to know when your elected officials are meeting with lobbyists, I ask Congress to do what the White House has already done: put that information online.  And because the American people deserve to know that special interests aren’t larding up legislation with pet projects, both parties in Congress should know this: if a bill comes to my desk with earmarks inside, I will veto it.”

Anyone with any common sense knows that promise to be null & void. Free spending Democrats & RINOs are already conjuring up a clever replacement for earmarks.   In any case, they will find ‘veto proof’ or ‘must pass’ bills to hide them in.

January 31, 2011 Posted by | Earmarks, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Obamination: State of the Rebuilding America?


In this installment on the STOTU we turn to rebuilding America.  [Click this link for the Prepared Remarks.]

” The third step in winning the future is rebuilding America. To attract new businesses to our shores, we need the fastest, most reliable ways to move people, goods, and information – from high-speed rail to high-speed internet.”

Attract new businesses from where exactly?  Does Obamination prefer foreign owned enterprise to home grown enterprise?   Railways are too inflexible and too capital intensive to compete with trucks and passenger autos. Without federal subsidy, Amtrack would be priced out of reach.  Internet connections are being made by private enterprise, why should the government get involved?

” Our infrastructure used to be the best – but our lead has slipped. South Korean homes now have greater internet access than we do. Countries in  Our infrastructure used to be the best – but our lead has slipped. South Korean homes now have greater internet access than we do. Countries in Europe and Russia invest more in their roads and railways than we do. China is building faster trains and newer airports.  Meanwhile, when our own engineers graded our nation’s infrastructure, they gave us a “D.”

Whenever Obama says “invest”, it is code for wasteful spending; flushing trillions down the crapper and adding to the debt & deficit without any commensurate benefit.  Telephony is not a government function, neither is the internet. Private enterprise is taking care of that and making a profit. Lets leave it that way.

While people are losing their homes to foreclosures because they can’t pay their mortgages, Obamination wants to raise taxes and inflation,  putting even more strain on real disposable income.  We said “NO!” last November; he did not get the message.

” We have to do better. America is the nation that built the transcontinental railroad, brought electricity to rural communities, and constructed the interstate highway system. The jobs created by these projects didn’t just come from laying down tracks or pavement. They came from businesses that opened near a town’s new train station or the new off-ramp.”

Translation:  ‘If you build it, they will come.”  The town where I live has high speed internet access, a minor state highway passing through, a major state highway 12 miles away and a major federal highway thirty five miles away.  It does not have any new major employers as a result. Instead, factories are closing or moving away both locally and region wide.

” We will put more Americans to work repairing crumbling roads and bridges. We will make sure this is fully paid for, attract private investment, and pick projects based on what’s best for the economy, not politicians.”

Shovel ready projects“; is anybody stupid and gullible enough to believe that  slogan again?  “Fully Paid for.” How Gd’d stupid does this clown think we are?  $4 Trillion in debt and he pitches “fully paid for”.  Profanity fails me. No execration can match that insult to our intelligence. America leads the world in one class: arrogant demagogues.

“Within 25 years, our goal is to give 80% of Americans access to high-speed rail, which could allow you go places in half the time it takes to travel by car. For some trips, it will be faster than flying – without the pat-down. As we speak, routes in California and the Midwest are already underway.”

The current rail bed will not support the top speed of current locomotives.  How does Obama hope to upgrade the tracks and pay for it?  How can he hope to do it, increase the speed and make the tickets affordable?

Terrorists have not yet attacked our rail stations or trains as they have in Europe and India.  The low traffic volume makes them unattractive targets. If you increase the traffic, they will be attacked, then the security measures will be imposed, after the blood and guts of a few hundred people are splattered about.  No thanks.

“All these investments – in innovation, education, and infrastructure – will make America a better place to do business and create jobs.  But to help our companies compete, we also have to knock down barriers that stand in the way of their success.”

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The barriers to success are, in order of importance: unions, taxes, regulations, uncertainty and foreign competition.  Obamination will make three of those problems worse.

“Over the years, a parade of lobbyists has rigged the tax code to benefit particular companies and industries. Those with accountants or lawyers to work the system can end up paying no taxes at all. But all the rest are hit with one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. It makes no sense, and it has to change.”

Who was in charge of the House Ways and Means Committee while that tax code was written and amended?  What makes any sane and sober person hope that system will change?

January 30, 2011 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Obamination: State of the Union: Illegal Immigration?


In this installment on the STOTU we turn to Immigration issues.  [Click this link for the Prepared Remarks.]

“Now, I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration. I am prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows. I know that debate will be difficult and take time. But tonight, let’s agree to make that effort. And let’s stop expelling talented, responsible young people who can staff our research labs, start new businesses, and further enrich this nation.”

Didn’t we say NO already Didn’t we repeat it loudly and clearly?  And when they tried to ram the “DREAM Act” down our throats we shouted our refusal to accept it.  Obamination will not accept a negative answer any more than Shrub did.

Obamination won’t even complete the fence, which drug lords are using a catapault to overcome.  Mexicans are not the only wet backs. Numerous Muslim terrorists are mingling with them but Obamination does not give a damn.  He has his Secret Service to protect himself, the rest of us don’t matter to him.

Illegal immigrants are more likely to organize gangs of street thugs and found Meth labs than to engage in scientific research or found legitimate enterprises. Masses of illegal immigrants are threatening the financial viability of our schools and hospitals.

We need to say it again, to repeat it with higher volume and increased profanity.  We must make the newly elected and installed majority in the House of Representatives fully aware of our absolute, principled and permanent objection to alien amnesty schemes.  Send this link to your Congressman:

LOUD & CLEAR.  

You can easily send an email to your Representative through the handy form provided by http://www.congress.org.  To create the link,  copy and paste this html code  exactly as it appears here:  <a href=”https://snooper.wordpress.com/no-amnesty/#Loud”>Loud & Clear</a>.

January 28, 2011 Posted by | Illegal Immigration, Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Obamination: State of the Union: Economics?


In this installment on the STOTU we turn to economic issues.  [Click this link for the Prepared Remarks.]

“At stake right now is not who wins the next election – after all, we just had an election. At stake is whether new jobs and industries take root in this country, or somewhere else. It’s whether the hard work and industry of our people is rewarded. It’s whether we sustain the leadership that has made America not just a place on a map, but a light to the world.”

In keeping with the manure pile concept, that paragraph contains a rich mix.  It begins with politics, with references to the immediate past and near future elections.  President Obama denied the obvious: the State of the Union Address is the first major campaign speech of the 2012 presidential contest.

The establishment of new jobs and industries can not be facilitated by government action, it can only be hindered.  Creating a climate of uncertainty  is the worst possible hindrance to startups.  Business requires the ability to plan ahead, and that implies certainty, continuity & predictability.  When radical changes are threatened, the required certainty & predictability are destroyed.  Investors will keep their assets in cash or readily converted instruments in the absence of predictability.

Mounting deficits & debt load are counterproductive in the worst way. They discourage consumer, investor & entrepreneurial  confidence.  Hard work and industry are not rewarded by proposals to raise taxes on income.  Raising taxes reduces the funds available for investment and discretionary spending. Success is rewarded, failure is punished; hard work does not equate to success.  Most new startups fail within five years.  The success stories we hear about are the exception, not the rule.

Escalating inflation in fuel, food, transportation, energy, insurance and medical services reduce the discretionary income available for investment and discretionary purchases.  We can’t pay more and buy more without earning more.  We can’t earn more without jobs.  We can’t have more jobs unless people are able and willing to purchase the goods and services produced by people working in those jobs.

We do not have any leadership to sustain; we have a misleader in the land’s highest office. Obama is leading us onto the on ramp of the expressway to ruin.

“We are poised for progress. Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known, the stock market has come roaring back. Corporate profits are up. The economy is growing again.”

The stock market remains volatile and its gains are reversible.  Which corporate profits are up and how much?  Is that a function of their recent staff reductions?  How much is the economy growing and how much of that is real growth?

“But we have never measured progress by these yardsticks alone. We measure progress by the success of our people. By the jobs they can find and the quality of life those jobs offer. By the prospects of a small business owner who dreams of turning a good idea into a thriving enterprise. By the opportunities for a better life that we pass on to our children.”

Jobs do not offer quality of life.  Jobs yield income which enables us to purchase the goods and services we need and want.  Quality of life is a complex concept involving much more than employment and income.

The small business owner can not make his enterprise thrive and grow while burdened by inflation, uncertainty, foreign competition and multiplying layers of regulations and restrictions.   We can not give the next generation opportunities for a better life while pursuing policies and actions that drag down and promise to destroy our economy.

“That’s the project the American people want us to work on. Together.”

“My way or the highway” would be closer to the real meaning of that sentence.   Those who understand  the elemental laws of economics must submit in silence; go along to get along or suffer condemnation as ‘obstructionists’  who ‘block progress’.

” We did that in December. Thanks to the tax cuts we passed, Americans’ paychecks are a little bigger today. Every business can write off the full cost of the new investments they make this year. These steps, taken by Democrats and Republicans, will grow the economy and add to the more than one million private sector jobs created last year.”

In reality, you were dragged kicking and screaming into extending current income tax rates for two years. If your party would ‘work together’ the tax rate reductions made on Shrub’s watch would be permanent, so that no extension would be required.  The ten year sunset clause was a ‘crat demand.  Yours is the party of raising taxes.

If the Republicans had not won a majority in the House of Representatives last November, you would have happily let the rate reductions expire. Disposable incomes would be considerably lower if you had not been forced to sign the extension into law.  No benefit was done; a great injury was staved off for two years.

How many businesses have the cash reserves or credit necessary to invest in new investments in equipment?  How many  businesses have the sales potential to make economic use of expanded plants and equipment?   If full write offs are such a good thing, why do it for one year; why not make it permanent?

How many new jobs were created last year? How many were destroyed?  What was the real net gain and how does that compare to a normal year?

“Many people watching tonight can probably remember a time when finding a good job meant showing up at a nearby factory or a business downtown. You didn’t always need a degree, and your competition was pretty much limited to your neighbors. If you worked hard, chances are you’d have a job for life, with a decent paycheck, good benefits, and the occasional promotion. Maybe you’d even have the pride of seeing your kids work at the same company.

That world has changed. And for many, the change has been painful.  I’ve seen it in the shuttered windows of once booming factories, and the vacant storefronts of once busy Main Streets. I’ve heard it in the frustrations of Americans who’ve seen their paychecks dwindle or their jobs disappear – proud men and women who feel like the rules have been changed in the middle of the game.”

The change mentioned above is the result of the golden goose being strangled by by Obama’s allies: unions.  With the retirement of the Baby Boom generation, those hidden costs are threatening the solvency of the government as well as major industries.  ‘More for less; forever more’  does not work in the long run.   Demagogues who deny that fact are part of the problem, not part of the4 solution.

“They’re right. The rules have changed. In a single generation, revolutions in technology have transformed the way we live, work and do business. Steel mills that once needed 1,000 workers can now do the same work with 100.  Today, just about any company can set up shop, hire workers, and sell their products wherever there’s an internet connection.”

Computer software and entertainment can be delivered through an internet connection.  Real physical factors of production and consumer goods require physical delivery.  Obama’s attacks on the petroleum industry are making delivery of goods more expensive, increasing inflation.

Steel mills closed because of extortionate union contracts, burdensome government regulations and foreign competition.  Fifty years ago, economic development  was a major foreign policy objective.  It still is.  Those who want to stimulate ‘economic development’ in Africa & Asia seem to be incapable of comprehending the fact that competition with our own industries is an unintended consequence of their foreign policy.

“Sustaining the American Dream has never been about standing pat. It has required each generation to sacrifice, and struggle, and meet the demands of a new age.”

“Now it’s our turn. We know what it takes to compete for the jobs and industries of our time. We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. We have to make America the best place on Earth to do business. We need to take responsibility for our deficit, and reform our government. That’s how our people will prosper.  That’s how we’ll win the future. And tonight, I’d like to talk about how we get there.”

Translation: Pay higher taxes & prices; sacrifice your lifestyle without any present or future benefit because of a power grab by greedy politicians and their cronies in the union movement.

” None of us can predict with certainty what the next big industry will be, or where the new jobs will come from. Thirty years ago, we couldn’t know that something called the Internet would lead to an economic revolution. What we can do – what America does better than anyone – is spark the creativity and imagination of our people.  We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It’s how we make a living.”

How many people are employed by Google and Facebook?  How many people will they and similar corporations employ?  How does that compare to the number of full time jobs lost in the steel, auto and petroleum industries?  How many of the recently unemployed have a hope of gaining jobs with Google, etc?

You can’t eat innovation, warm your house with it in winter, cool your house with it in the summer or pay your taxes with it.  And when it increases productivity so that jobs are lost, you bitch about it.  You can’t have it both ways.  The internet and other innovations make it possible for us to expose your contradictory statements and litany of lies.

“Just think of all the good jobs – from manufacturing to retail – that have come from those breakthroughs.”

Great! Computer chips designed in Israel and produced in Asia. Computers assembled in Asia.  American jobs, yeah, right.

“This is our generation’s Sputnik moment. Two years ago, I said that we needed to reach a level of research and development we haven’t seen since the height of the Space Race. In a few weeks, I will be sending a budget to Congress that helps us meet that goal.  We’ll invest in biomedical research, information technology, and especially clean energy technology – an investment that will strengthen our security, protect our planet, and create countless new jobs for our people.”

We are faced with insolvency, so the President proposes massive new spending. Its like buying a brewery for an alcoholic.  Whenever Obama says “invest” it really means more taxes, more debt, more deficit and more inflation.

“Clean energy” is the biggest boondoggle.  Every day we consume vast quantities of liquid fuel which contains 160,000 btu per gallon.  It is not possible to replace that fuel without matching its energy content and there is no alternative fuel that matches its energy density.  The scope and scale of the problem are incomprehensible.

There is no alternative energy source.  No matter what you burn, you consume oxygen and generate products of combustion.  The problems of industrial scale production & distribution  should be  sufficient to warn off any thinking person.

Electricity is not an alternative energy source. Most of it is produced by burning oil, gas or coal.  We are paying more for food and riots are breaking out in other parts of the world as a predictable consequence of diverting corn from food to motor fuel production.

There is no replacement for oil, and if there was, reducing our dependence of Arabian oil would not increase our security unless we were willing to confront Islam, which no current politician is willing to do.  We need leadership with brains, spines & testicles; those are not functions of reduced oil consumption.

Anthropomorphic global climate change  is a big lie, as an increasing number of people are discovering.  Countless can be a very small number such as zero, it does not need to be a large number. New jobs?  Yeah, right.   Pedicab operators & bike couriers?

“With more research and incentives, we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels, and become the first country to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.”

Assuming 30mpg., the energy consumption is about 5,333 btu/mile. One KWH is about 3412.1416 BTUH. That is about 1.6 KWH per mile.  Assume that each of those million electric vhicles travels 10,000 miles per year.  Where are those 1.2 billion KWH coming from?  Solar cells & windmills, yeah, right.

” We need to get behind this innovation. And to help pay for it, I’m asking Congress to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but they’re doing just fine on their own. So instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy, let’s invest in tomorrow’s.”

Where is Obama letting oil companies explore for and produce oil?  Where is he permitting the construction of refineries?  Why are we dependent on oil produced in areas ruled by people inimical to our interests?  Considering the current price of $3.20 per gallon, how will Obama’s scheme affect our pocket books?   Where was your head when you voted for him??

” Now, clean energy breakthroughs will only translate into clean energy jobs if businesses know there will be a market for what they’re selling. So tonight, I challenge you to join me in setting a new goal: by 2035, 80% of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources. Some folks want wind and solar. Others want nuclear, clean coal, and natural gas. To meet this goal, we will need them all – and I urge Democrats and Republicans to work together to make it happen.”

Translation: drastic inflation: increased prices for electricity and motor fuel, further reductions in our lifestyles, fewer jobs and another great depression.  Natural gas is a byproduct of the oil production process.  Get a clue, for Chrissake!!  Clean coal?? Obama bragged that he would destroy the coal industry.  Nuclear power?  Litigation, regulations, insurance costs and union rates have made it impossible to build new reactors.

You voted for change; you are getting it. Are you satisfied yet?

January 27, 2011 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obamination: State of the Union: Bipartisan Compromise?


State of the Union: Prepared Remarks

Because of the length and drek density of the Obamination, I will spread my disrespectful discourse over several blog posts. The first eight paragraphs of the prepared remarks allude to and tangentially rehash the blood tinged partisan acrimony that has hung like a polluted haze in the atmosphere in the weeks following the ‘Tucson Massacre.  I take that as my starting point.

“It’s no secret that those of us here tonight have had our differences over the last two years. The debates have been contentious; we have fought fiercely for our beliefs. And that’s a good thing. That’s what a robust democracy demands. That’s what helps set us apart as a nation.”

The last two years?  As if only President Obama has had opposition, and contention is monopolar.  Does anyone remember what the nattering nabobs of negativism said about Nixon, Goldwater, Reagan, Bush Clinton & Shrub?  Assertions of warmongering extremism cost Goldwater his hope of election.  Does anyone remember the vitreol spewed at the judicial nominees of Reagan,  Bush & Shrub?

A book and movie about assassinating Shrub and an on the air rant about marching on Congressman Henry Hyde’s home and stoning him to death stand out as examples of partisan hate speech.  But now they accuse those who voice principled criticism of Obama’s policies & actions of inspiring the detestable act of a madman whose political leanings are closer to those of Obama than of his critics.  Indeed, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste, and Obamination won’t let one pass unexploited.

A fight for beliefs?  Yeah, right.  The mission of political parties is to obtain, retain and expand political power, which they translate into cash flow for themselves and their allies.

Beliefs?  What beliefs?? Candidates are packaged, branded, promoted & marketed, usually without making clear declarations of political principles. The concept of pandering to the left in the primaries & caucuses before “moving to the center” in the general election and following a defeat in the mid term elections should be sufficient to disabuse any thinking mind of the ‘fighting for our beliefs’  shibboleth.

“Now, by itself, this simple recognition won’t usher in a new era of cooperation. What comes of this moment is up to us. What comes of this moment will be determined not by whether we can sit together tonight, but whether we can work together tomorrow.”

Cooperation = bipartisanship = Republicans surrender their ‘principles’ and “go along to get along”.  Mixed seating is a matter of symbolism: symbolic of a fallacy.  When one side wants more of the poison that made the nation ill and the other wants a cure, there is no  practical compromise.  If a husband wants to use hydrochloric acid to clear a drain and his wife wants to use sodium  hydroxide, mixing the two may poison them both by releasing chlorine.  Some things should not be compromised.  “Work together” is another expression of the same dishonest concept.

“I believe we can. I believe we must. That’s what the people who sent us here expect of us. With their votes, they’ve determined that governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties. New laws will only pass with support from Democrats and Republicans. We will move forward together, or not at all – for the challenges we face are bigger than party, and bigger than politics. “

Expectations?  Sixty percent of the electorate cast their votes for congressional candidates who they believed were most likely to assist in the repeal of Obama Don’t Care.  Governing responsibly involves simple and direct solutions, not 2700 pages of convoluted bafflegab.

We face the threat of a greater depression; the total ruination of the economy.  We face the threat of national insolvency; the prospect of eroded faith & credit. We face the threat of rationing of medical tests & treatments;’ of bureaucrats making  arbitrary life or death decisions. We face increased costs and prices that will make medical goods and services beyond the reach of a growing mass of citizens.  We face the prospect of more businesses closing as insurance premiums become unbearable.

New laws should only pass on their merits, not based on which party proposes or opposes them. Content, substance & effects, including unanticipated consequences and diseconomies must be considered above partisan advantage through emotive nomenclature & propaganda.

January 26, 2011 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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