Friday, July 16, 2010

Silly Negro Politician, Obama Palin Tied? Yes The Economy Sucks, Harry Reid's "Jobs Bill?" Americans Say Government and Politicians Are Bigger Problems than Illegal Immigration, Health Care, Disaster Response and Federal Debt, Shocking: Small biz owners uneasy with Obama

Dem Rep Sheila Jackson Lee Tells NAACP: “All Those Who Wore Sheets a Long Time Ago Lifted Them Off to Wear Tea Party Clothing” (Applause!) - First Things
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) told the NAACP this week that those who wore sheets lifted them off and are now wearing tea party clothing.
The progressive website ** This was met with great applause from the leftist crowd. **
Show Me Progress reported on her speech:

And I thank you professor very much. I’m going to be engaging you with those very powerful numbers that you have offered on what the tea party recognizes, uh, or is recognized as. Might I add my own P.S.? All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party. Don’t you be fooled. [voices: "That's right.", applause] Those who used to wear sheets are now being able to walk down the aisle and speak as a patriot because you will not speak loudly about the lack of integrity of this movement. Don’t let anybody tell you that those who spit on us as we were walking to vote on a health care bill for all of America or those who said Congresswoman Jackson-Lee’s braids were too tight in her hair had anything to do with justice and equality and empowerment of the American people. Don’t let them fool you on that [applause]….

Hat Tip Jimbo

Umm… Sheila. The KKK is a democratic group.

Sheila Jackson Lee: “Today we have two Vietnams, side by side” - Hot Air

PPP: Obama, Palin tied 46/46 in 2012 polling - Hot Air

Soros Funded Blog Puts Out Fraudulent Racist Tea Party Video… White House Behind It? - Flopping Aces

Think Progress, a blog founded by the George Soros insidious group The Center for American Progress (CAP) (and a very influential group inside the Obama administration), is putting out false propaganda to paint the Tea Party as racist. Days after the NAACP passed a resolution calling all Tea Party members as racist.
Zbigniew Brzezinski: Obama The New Mr. 'Malaise' - Newsbusters

Can you hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth emanating from 1600 Pennslyvania Avenue? It's Pres. Obama & Co. reacting to Zbigniew Brzezinki pinning on Barack Obama the word that doomed Jimmy Carter: "malaise."

On Morning Joe, Carter's former national security adviser said there "is a sense of pervasive malaise" in America. What's worse, suggested Zbig, Pres. Obama hasn't been able to figure out how to deal with the malaise.

Thanks Obama!!
Sharpest drop in manufacturing in past year - Hot Air

New evidence of a slowing economic rebound emerged Thursday in reports that manufacturing activity is slowing after helping drive the early stages of the recovery.
Factory output fell in June, according to a government report on industrial production. It was the sharpest monthly drop in a year. And two regional manufacturing indexes sank this month. …
Separately, the Labor Department said wholesale prices fell for a third straight month. Prices were pulled down by a drop in energy costs and the biggest plunge in food costs in eight years. But excluding those two volatile commodities, inflation was nearly flat. …
Adding to concerns in the manufacturing sector were steep drops reported Thursday in the Empire State and Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing indexes.

Another Week and You Can't Find A Job - Neal Boortz

Do the businesses out there have the money to expand? Yes, they do. The desire is there as well. What business doesn't want to grow? So ... what's the problem? Why did you or someone in your family spend the week spinning their wheels looking for a job? What's holding things up?


Major corporations are sitting on $2 trillion dollars in cash right now.
Corporate profits are up.
Banks have another $1trillion in excess reserves

As National Review's economics editor Larry Kudlow points out, that's $3 trillion dollars being held in the private sector that could be financing the greatest job-creation and business growth. What's more .. this money could be financing growth in the private sector, not in government. So ... what's the problem?

Obama and the Democrats .. that's the problem.

Just a few things to consider:

This new so-called financial reform bill the Democrats have just passed calls for the creating of 243 new regulatory rule makings that will affect businesses across the country. Tell me .. are you going to take that cash out of your reserves and start spending before you have a clear understanding of what those new rules are going to be and how they are going to affect your business? There is the law of unintended consequences out there to deal with.

Then there's ObamaCare. Tax hikes and new regulations. Businesses are still trying to figure out how this is going to affect their bottom line. For instance ... do they keep their employee health care benefits or let the government just do it all?

Oh yeah .. then there's Cap and Tax. Obama is using a spill of oil in the Gulf of Mexico as a reason to pass a bill limiting carbon emissions from American businesses. This could be the largest tax increase in our nation's history. So ... draw that money out of reserves and stick your financial neck out while the future of Cap and Tax is still unclear?

America still the second highest corporate tax rate in the world! Maybe all that money these corporations are sitting on could be better invested overseas where the tax consequences aren't quite so harsh.

The fact is that businesses don't really understand what their relationship is going to be with the Imperial Federal Government in the years to come. Taxes going up? More regulations and bureaucrats to gum up the works? Will ObamaCare become the disaster that so many expect?

I don't care how much you love Barack Obama. You could think that he is just the most amazing and talented human being to ever walk the halls of the White House. The fact is that American business doesn't like this guy. He frightens them. Businessmen know of Obama's history of negative statements toward the free enterprise system. These men know that Obama once referred to them as "the enemy." Corporate America, as a matter of fact, has just recently begun to acknowledge their dislike of the current administration. Private small business owners ... where 80% of the jobs are ... have been wary of this guy since day one.

Do you want to see these businesses start hiring? Well .. that's going to take a while. The effects of all of these new laws and regulations are going to have to make themselves known. That won't happen in weeks or months. One thing would help .. and that would be for the voters to wake up and chase as many of these left wing anti-capitalists power-hungry Democrat politicians out of office as possible in November.

In the meantime ... if you're unemployed, and if you aren't looking for a government job ... and you vote Democrat in November .... Well, let's just say that the economy isn't your only problem. You may just flat-out be unemployable.

Oh .. and are you wondering why the Democrat's wonderful new financial overhaul bill doesn't apply to automobile dealers? One word .. Lobbyists. Didn't Obama tell us that lobbyists were going to be on the outs under his rule? Oh well .....

Few other items via Bortz:

The government says that our unemployment rate is 9.5% ... but is that REALLY the jobless rate? Arguably not.

Here are 7 reasons to be skeptical about financial reform.

Harry Reid wants a $34 billion extension of jobless benefits and he wants to call it a "jobs bill."

More from Harry Reid ... on financial reform: "Those who vote 'no' are standing with the same bankers who gambled with our homes and economic security in the first place."

Americans Say Government and Politicians Are Bigger Problems than Illegal Immigration, Health Care, Disaster Response and Federal Debt - CNS News

( - Americans now believe that government and politicians are bigger problems for the country than illegal immigration, health care, disaster response or even the federal debt.

In a poll released yesterday, Gallup asked Americans: “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?”

Not surprisingly, the most common answers focused on pocket-book issues. Thirty-one percent said they believed the economy in general was the most important problem facing the country, and 22 percent said it was unemployment and jobs.

The next most common answer was “Dissatisfaction with government/Congress/politicians; poor leadership; corruption; abuse of power.” Eleven percent of respondents said this was the most important problem facing the country.
Via Legal Insurrection - Blood Pressure Friday

It really is frustrating to hear Obama administration officials tout 3 million jobs saved or created.

How many of those jobs did several miles of sidewalks in Warren, Rhode Island, save or create?

Now that the project is over, the jobs are gone. But you still count them.
And you will count them a second time on the next sidewalk project. And a third time after that. Even when the person is unemployed, you will have saved or created multiple jobs for that person, with your fuzzy math.

Because there is a difference between making work and creating a job.

The Stimulus Plan made work, but it did not create or save jobs.

Everyone understands that. So stop talking nonsense which not even you believe. Just stop it before we collectively wash your mouths out with electoral soap on November 2.

Oh, and the electoral soap thing. We'll do it anyway, even if you stop talking, because you've said too much already.
Small biz owners uneasy with Obama - Politico

The White House’s attempts to tamp down the growing narrative of President Barack Obama as an enemy of the business community are not resonating with an important audience — business owners themselves.

A number of small-business owners attending the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s jobs summit Wednesday said the administration is responsible for policies that have made them uneasy about hiring or investing in their businesses. And several of the owners interviewed by POLITICO said they believe the White House has demonized their work.

Bill Glacken didn’t hesitate when asked if the president is anti-business.
“Yes,” said Glacken, owner of a sporting events planning company. “There’s always uncertainty in business but [even more so] if you have the feeling that someone is not out there to help you.”

Daryl Hancock owns an information technology consulting company in Maryland and said Obama’s sweeping changes to the health care industry and new restrictions on Wall Street have only exacerbated the uncertainty of a bad economy.
Tucker Carlson: Keith Olbermann's 'Despised at MSNBC...Most Disliked Person in Building' - Newsbusters

Yup I can see that...


PeggyU said...

Tell me .. are you going to take that cash out of your reserves and start spending before you have a clear understanding of what those new rules are going to be and how they are going to affect your business? There is the law of unintended consequences out there to deal with.

Take it down one more level. As an individual, I am trying to figure out what all these changes will mean for our family. We haven't been spending much; we are considering cashing out our stocks and paying off the house (even though our interest rate is very low) in anticipation of a bad economy and potential job loss. I am sure we are not the only consumers who are doing this, and that further erodes the support for many businesses. This administration is an unmitigated disaster.

Anonymous said...

I have been out of work since Last October. I have had people actually laugh at me when I inquire for a job. No one is accepting applications around these parts. And any job possibilities I do find pay less than $10.00 an hour. The unanimous answer I get from prospective employers is that they are waiting for the Democrats and Obama to be gone. They all seem to think it is about to get a whole lot worse fast if the elections in November don't change something. It is real scary for me because I have a family to support, and I don't have money, family, or friends to count on when it's over. And I know the benefits will be gone soon.

PeggyU said...

Anon: What is your line of work?

PeggyU said...

Here's a little bit of "unintended consequences" of the stimulus I would like to share. Today, I happened to be in the grocery store and got to talking with a clerk about yard work. He mentioned that he lived just up the road from us, and that he had worked for a lawn maintenance service. When I asked whether he would recommend them, the answer was an emphatic "NO!"

Apparently the owner of the company had laid off all but two of his workers so that he could collect the stimulus money being offered to small businesses to hire people. He hired a new crew because the government basically paid them to work for him. Evidently this approach netted the owner more money than simply expanding his business or retaining his existing workers. It's pretty disgusting behavior, if it is true ... and I wonder how many other businesses have done the same thing.