A Thought on the "7.8% Unemployment Rate": Methinks there will be an upward revision of September's unemployment figures by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But it will take place after the election.
God, Mammon, and Leviathan: The bigger the government, the smaller the church. The government has a kind of quasi-religious status to many on the left. Government, for them, is the institution best situated to solve our nation’s toughest social and spiritual problems. For many on the left who have no religion, Wolfe seemed to be saying, government is their charity. Government is their . . . religion.
G. K. Chesterton is often quoted, somewhat imprecisely, as having said, “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything.”
The cliff cometh -- We continue on towards the cliff, acting as if the road ahead is smooth. But it's anything but. Betsi Flores reports for The Daily Caller News Foundation:
"Social Security did not take in as much money as it spent last year, according to the latest report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO estimates that over the next ten years, Social Security expenditures will continue to exceed the dedicated revenues by about10 percent as the Baby Boomers retire. "That gap will grow larger in the 2020s, and by 2030, Social Security outlays will be about 6 percent of gross domestic product and will exceed dedicated tax revenues by about 20 percent,' the CBO writes. For fiscal year 2012, Social Security spending totaled $773 billion, nearly 5 percent of GDP. The projected year of Social Security insolvency continues to be moved up, with the latest projections being 2033."
If you think Social Security is bad, wait until you see Medicare.
"A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he
feels for those around him." -- Alexis de Tocqueville
"If an uncompromising stand is to be smeared as 'extremism,' then that smear is directed at any devotion to values, any loyalty to principles, any profound conviction, any consistency, any steadfastness, any passion, any dedication to an unbreached, inviolate truth -- any man of integrity." -- Ayn Rand
"Anything other than free enterprise always means a society of compulsion and lower living standards, and any form of socialism strictly enforced means dictatorship and the total state. That this statement is still widely disputed only illustrates the degree to which malignant fantasy can capture the imagination of intellectuals." -- Lew Rockwell
Another Obama Tape Surfaces - America is finally seeing the pattern of Obamian deceit! http://t.co/aiGTSlyR
JACK WELCH: Obama Is Manipulating The Jobs Numbers Because His Debate Performance Was Awful! http://t.co/oQEWPFIK
HORSEHEAD Watch! Thug-In-Chief Obama's campaign threatens NAACP official in Chicago http://t.co/t650fhRh
WOW! Rasmussen: Obama 271, Romney 267 Electoral Votes http://bit.ly/QZaxs1
Believe it or not, this post is fascinating: When Polling Is Useless. http://bit.ly/PXtdFC
SCARY! A Disengaged President Obama has made a conscious decision to be remote and to go it alone! http://bit.ly/PWT4gS
SLIMY! White House Fast and Furious 'link' conveniently gone > Shipped to Iraq? http://bit.ly/PUQnMQ
A timely Big Bird photo http://bit.ly/QV2Xi3