Saturday, July 17, 2010

“Consultants”, “Abortion”, “ Scary – Barney Frank”, “Organ Harvest”, “Flight of Money” and more Quips and Quotes

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! Just Plane Crazy: Obama’s Dog Flies to Vacation on Separate Jet [ I’m hoping this report is wrong. If it isn’t, then we are way further down the rabbit hole than I thought! Can you imagine a President so out of touch, so isolated, so conceited that, with millions of people out of jobs, he flies his dog in its own jet to a short vacation! – JS ]

Are Consultants Stupid? Microtargeting and warnings against nationalizing races are damaging practices! [ You really need to read this if all you are hearing is “all politics are local” and want your candidate to win. – JS ]

Way to go, BHO! Scariest jobs graph yet > We won’t catch up to pre-recession employment until 2022: [ But it’s actually worse- JS ]How long will it take to close the employment gap with a growth rate of +14K in the private sector?  It’s flat-out impossible, because we’re digging the hole deeper each month at that rate.  Under the failed Keynesian policies of the Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration, 2022 looks like a pipe dream instead of a nightmare.

Obama lied but what's new? MD joins PA to offer federally funded abortions! Where are Stupak and his followers?
  Well..the chickens are coming home to roost, as Pastor Wright might say. Americans were warned that Barack Obama was deceptive and manipulative (why one writer, after reviewing his modus operandi as a state legislator called him "Senator Stealth") and now we see his deceptions made increasingly visible.
  Even the Obama-aligned liberal think tank The Center for American Progress believes there is nothing in the federal law that prevents federal money (our taxpayer dollars being used to fund other people's abortions). The charade put on by Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak and the White House is increasingly become all too apparent. As Barack Obama might declare "America was bamboozled".

SCARY! Barney Frank: We need a lot more government intervention by a massive Treasury purchase of bank stocks: Frank wants the government to start buying big enough stakes in smaller banks to force them to carry out more social engineering in the lending markets.  Somehow, I doubt that the American people believe that the problem with regulators is that they’re too tough on banks — not after watching the collapse of the lending markets due to profligate and irrational risk-taking.  Furthermore, Frank’s suggestion amounts to corporatism at best, which is when governments dictate corporate decisions rather than private shareholders.  And again, the American public has seen what happens when Frank’s policies of social engineering outweigh rational lending practices, backed with guarantees from the federal government.

Sunstein, Obama Regulation Czar, Advocated Removing People’s Organs Without Explicit Consent : Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken. Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done.

Who pays for the new financial regulation bill? - 3 guesses, and the first 2 don’t count:  This is so basic that people inside the Beltway never learn it.  Costs imposed on businesses get passed to consumers. It doesn’t matter where those costs originate, whether they come from materials, labor, rent, taxes, or regulation.  All of those figure into the price paid by consumers for the product or service provided… In short, the bill will erode consumer buying power, harm retirement accounts that rely on the performance of financial institutions, and create more unemployment.  What exactly did we get in return for all of this?  An expansion of the regulatory bureaucracy that spent more time watching porn than protecting consumers the first time around.

 The Flight of the Money: Where Has It Gone? 
  No president in U.S. history has ever created or contributed as much to a climate of fear, loathing and paralysis throughout the entire business community, from the smallest to the largest, in every industry and field, as Obama.
  Causing this much of a freeze in spending, investment and job creation, this much hoarding, this great an exodus of money is a remarkable achievement. If you set out to destroy our entire economic engine on purpose, you’d be hard pressed to achieve more in as short a time, at as fast a pace.
  Beginning in 2011, he has a dizzying array of redistribution and destruction of wealth tax schemes ready for unleashing, like crazed beasts through the Gates of Hell, to eat whatever enterprise remains. Read it all here…

 Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.  ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

WOW! ObamaCare makes businesses report goods they buy from a single vendor that total more than $600/year:  Ms. Olson also exposed a damaging provision that she estimates will hit some 30 million sole proprietorships and subchapter S corporations, two million farms and one million charities and other tax-exempt organizations. Prior to ObamaCare, businesses only had to tell the IRS the value of services they purchase. But starting in 2013 they will also have to report the value of goods they buy from a single vendor that total more than $600 annually—including office supplies and the like. Read more…

"They are free, where their magistrates are confined within certain bounds set them by the people. . . . And they are slaves, where the magistrates choose their own rules, and follow their lust and humours . . . those nations only who bridle their governors do not wear chains." -- Trenchard and Gordon