Tuesday, July 20, 2010

“Gird Your Coins”, “Unemployment”, “Kakistocracy”, “Big Government makes Small Citizens” and more..

AMBUSH Watch! Gird Your Coins: Obama Endorses ‘Paycheck Fairness Act’
  The “Paycheck Fairness Act” will be about little except lawyers, ratcheting up pay for Federal employees (and more importantly, the dues those employees pay the unions who back Democrats), allowing the government to dig their snouts even deeper into the pie of American business (how many more IRS agents will this Act require in order to enforce it?), and, perhaps most importantly, artificially ratcheting up private sector taxable income via yet another government mandate.
  Hopefully the three women and two men in the country who still have an actual job by the time Team Obama is finished will appreciate the gesture.
  If we’re serious about settling pay inequities, maybe we should start with Obama’s Pay Czar — he’s made more money than any women I’ve ever met, and what’s fair about that? Read more…

Is the GOP completely at sea? Is there any chance it's going to have a meaningful agenda? If they can’t offer an alternative to Obama now — with the president sagging in the polls, with tea partiers in the streets, with conservative sentiment on the upswing across the board in the public — they should be in a different business. This needn’t entail recklessness. The Contract with America of 1994 wasn’t a radical document, but it did point in a clearly different direction than the Clinton Democrats. This is what Republicans need now (watch this space for our ideas) and what House Republicans have been planning on — so long as they don’t flinch. Any of them inclined that way should ask themselves if they want to run a potentially historic campaign sounding as empty and evasive as their campaign chairmen on Sunday. Read more…

 Half-Measures Won't Work Against Tyranny - GOP urgently needs to jump onto the ObamaCare repeal bandwagon: 
  …The best formula for reversing this brutal war on our nation's financial stability, national security and national identity and on our individual liberties is for Republicans to oppose Obama with full force on each and every noxious proposal he presents -- which is just about every one. They must be as tireless in their opposition as he is in his assault. If they balk, they'll simply be fueling third-party efforts -- efforts that will only redound to Obama's benefit.
  …They should repeal Obamacare when they can, vigorously fight back on "comprehensive immigration reform" and financial reform, obliterate cap and trade, repeal the newly imposed tax increases and reduce other taxes -- including corporate, estate and capital gains -- as soon as possible…
  Half-measures won't work against tyranny. Read more…

Kakistocratic, (government by the worst persons), Leadership Exemplified In The Obama Administration - The failure to close Gitmo must weigh heavily on the minds of those who supported Obama because of his repeated promises to do just that, followed by his first Executive Order setting an official closing date no later than Jan 22, 2010. And even worse for the approval ratings of the President should be the knowledge of the soft treatment given to those prisoners who remain under lock and key in Cuba. . . Why are we coddling these 181 suspected terrorists/enemy combatants? How will the already overburdened American taxpayer feel about providing video games, career counseling, cable TV and radio as they are also being told by the Federal Reserve that the recovery will not be as strong or arrive as soon as previously expected?

Who’s playing politics? - Throwing the unemployment extension in a drawer doesn’t make it go away. 
  What went unmentioned during the president’s performance, of course, is the root of the opposition, which for most lies in the refusal to entertain proposals to actually pay for the $33.9 billion extension of benefits. It is much easier to trot out “Jim, Leslie and Denise” and assume the money will be paid back somehow, someday.
  Congress has voted multiple times to extend unemployment payments for individuals whose benefits were scheduled to run out. But there has been no serious consideration of proposals - including one floated by GOP Sen. Scott Brown - to use a portion of the $800 billion-plus stimulus funding to finance the jobless extension, even if it means delaying some of the make-work stimulus projects that haven’t made much work at all.

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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."
Ronald Reagan



"Corruption [entitlement], like a cancer … eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, floppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole of society." -- John Adams

"Big Governments make for small citizens." -- James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy

Obama has finally sent the 1200 troops to AZ but has helpfully included a timetable for the border jumpers! Here’s a thought.  Maybe we should have sent them weeks ago without telling people who want to cross the border when they’d arrive.  We could have just had them show up and catch border crossers instead of giving them two weeks’ notice about when the troops would arrive…. But that would take, er, what?  Competence.