Sunday, September 9, 2012

Conservative on Target! – 9/9/12

   RINO Watch! Which Is the Party of Big Government? here is something that may surprise you: Federal entitlement spending over the past 50 years has grown significantly more under Republican presidents than under Democratic presidents…
   So who is to blame for this state of affairs? Lyndon Johnson, of course, gave us Medicare, Medicaid and the rest of the Great Society. But when Johnson left office, these programs were relatively small. The main expansion came under Republican presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Not only that, the expansions were largely the result of executive orders! That is, they didn't have to happen…
   Eberstadt summarizes the past 50 years this way: “From a purely statistical standpoint, the growth of entitlement spending over the past half-century has been distinctly greater under Republican administrations than Democratic ones. Between 1960 and 2010, the growth of entitlement spending was exponential, but in any given year, it was on the whole roughly 8% higher if the president happened to be a Republican rather than a Democrat.


According to new analysis of unemployment data by the National Employment Law Project, while 60 percent of the jobs lost during the 2008-2009 financial crisis were in middle income occupations, the vast majority – 58 percent – of jobs created under President Obama are low-wage. Those jobs include “retail sales, food preparation, home health and customer service.”
   “The recovery continues to be skewed toward low-wage jobs, reinforcing the rise in inequality and America’s deficit of good jobs,” said the author of the study, Annette Bernhardt. “While there’s understandably a lot of focus on getting employment back to pre-recession levels, the quality of jobs is rapidly emerging as a second front in the struggling recovery.”



Dietrich Bonhoffer: The Christian cannot simply take for granted the privilege of living among other Christians. Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. In the end all his disciples abandoned him. On the cross he was all alone, surrounded by criminals and the jeering crowds. He had come for the express purpose of bringing peace to the enemies of God. Christians, too, belong not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the midst of enemies. There they find their mission, their work.
   Biblical Wisdom - “See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”Mathew 10:16



TWEETS

Sandra Fluke, You’re 31, 'Get a Job'! http://t.co/5AkdE943

"Your silence gives consent" – Plato

Democrats Ran Their Convention Like They Run the Country: At a Deficit - Why Did Duke Energy Lend $10Million? http://t.co/3V4Oe2Ny

The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites. ~ Thomas Sowell