Jobs for Everyone!

“We must pass the American Jobs Act” commands King Barack. “This bill”, he said, will “put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans.

Joe Biden, who may be the dumbest politician to ever hold office, effectively said if we don’t pass the bill more people will be raped, robbed & murdered. Could you imagine if a republican had said that?

Let’s take a look at just one of the points of the so-called Job creating bill. It gives a $4,000 one time credit to an employer for hiring the long-term unemployed. The employer will not be able to discriminate against the currently unemployed. Sounds great. You, as an employer, will hire a person for a lousy 4 thousand one time credit. That makes good business sense. What assurances are there that you won’t be sued for discrimination if you don’t hire one of these long-term unemployed workers. None! Ambulance chasing lawyers will be lining up for that gig.

Anyway, according to Harry Reid, “It’s very clear that private sector jobs are doing just fine.” So I guess it’s just the public sector that’s suffering.

I’m all for hiring more Police, Firefighters & teachers, etc., if we can afford it. The problem is these are jobs that can’t pay for themselves. By hiring them, you’ve created a job but not wealth. Where does their pay come from? Our taxes. You have to confiscate money from the private sector to pay the people working in the public sector. But wait, these people pay taxes too, don’t they? Doesn’t that contribute to the overall tax base? No, it does not. If anything one could look at their tax contribution as a slight discount of our burden. These are all local issues anyway and the Feds have no business involving themselves.

I recall, during the Clinton administration, Bill touted his 100,000 police hiring initiative. It was a great success. First it never got close to 100,000 policeman. Second, it payed for only one year. What do we think happened? You got it. A lot of unemployed policeman the following year when the cities & towns figured out they were stuck with the bill & couldn’t pay for the additional manpower.

This is the kind of thing that happens when people don’t think things through.

I almost forgot a little statistic Harry Reid left out of his speech about the private vs. public sector. Federal government employees now total 2,128 million, up 13.5% the last two years under Obama. Private sector jobs are down 2.5 million under Obama’s rule. Who’s suffering again?

Let’s face facts. This isn’t about jobs. It never was. It’s about maintaining & growing public sector unions & the dues they pay that are in turn funnelled back to the democrat party. That’s what the last stimulus fund was for & that’s what this one is for. Simple as that.

Oh Good, Another Debate

Well, last night, in fabulous Las Vegas, was debate number 9,006, I think.

I thought Romney was not as smooth as he has been. Everyone has a bad game from time to time. Just ask Tom Brady.

Anyway, he stammered more than usual. Repeating, “Are you going to let me talk?”, got a little old. He’ll have to find a better way to handle that, in my opinion.

Perry looked a little bit angry. My guess is, his handlers told him he had to be more aggressive. One can be aggressive without being angry. Newt seems to pull it off. Perry just doesn’t seem prepared. To me, he appears to not know much. He has his prepackaged energy speech & that’s about it. I’m stunned he has been able to raise as much money as he has. He’ll stay in it because of that.

Cain took the arrows early over his 9-9-9 plan. People like it because is bold & unconventional. He will have to learn how to break it down & explain it better or he may begin to fall back again. He definitely has the “likability” factor. He also has the “relatability” factor. People think of him more as the regular guy of the group. That has & should continue to serve him well.

Someone, I think Santorum, finally brought up the Romneycare advisors & Obamacare connection. Romney simply deflected it by saying, once again, that he’ll repeal Obamacare. There was no follow-up. Unfortunate. Santorum, like Perry, seems angry. He’s getting no traction, so that is probably why. I can’t believe he’ll be able to last much longer.

It does appear to be shaping up as a Romney vs. Not Romney fight. We just don’t have the “Not Romney” guy yet. Notice I said guy. Michele Bachmann can’t last too much longer.
I love her ideas, but her debate skills suck. Her plea to Mothers last night was absurd. Talk about identity politics. It may have resonated with some, but I didn’t care for it. Answer the dang question you’re asked or explain why you won’t. Don’t just go off on a tangent.

Speaking of identity politics, I was happy to see none of the candidates got sucked into the, I’m a Latino, what will you do for us, group-think nonsense.

One thing I noticed throughout all these debates. All but 2 of the Candidates on stage had prepared & practiced statements & retorts. The 2 that didn’t were Ron Paul & Newt Gingrich. Herman Cain spoke somewhat extemporaneously, but not nearly as much as Paul or Gingrich. Why is that & why do I even bring it up? I bring it up because it is an important quality, to be able to think on ones feet, particularly in the heat of battle, as it were.

The two of them don’t get flustered. I agree with Ron Paul on a lot of domestic issues, but he loses me too often, like immigration, foreign policy & a host of others. He is who he is and he’s fine with that & it shows.

In these debates, however, Newt is a man amongst boys. He doesn’t have to prepare like the others & it’s obvious. The old (and true) saying, knowledge is power & knowledge breeds confidence, applies to this guy. Thus far he is the only one that has been able to demonstrate an expertise on every topic. I wouldn’t want to debate him.

And the Winner is………….Newt.

We Gotta Walk Down to, Electric Avenue

Cain & Arpaio

Herman Cain is catching a lot of flack for wanting to build a Fence along our Southern Border. So what, you say. Many people have suggested that. Why would he catch more hell than anyone else over it?

Well, this is not your average fence. Cain is proposing it be electrified.

At a stop last Saturday in Cookeville, Tennessee, along his Memphis to Nashville bus tour, Cain had explained how he would secure the U.S. border by building an electrified fence along the southern border of the country that could kill people trying to cross illegally.

The always controversial Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona said, “I got an electric fence; it doesn’t kill people.” Arpairo is controversial because he does his job. He’s not big on Illegal Immigration.

“I’ll tell you one thing that stands out with me, he’s sort of unconventional. “I think that’s refreshing. The way things are going in this country, that’s why the people like him and support him, he’s a new fresh face and he’s telling it like it is. So I kind of respect people who are not typical politicians,” Joe said.

Cain said border security, including the construction of a fence on most of the border, would be a top priority, along with enforcing immigration laws already on the books, empowering states to crack down on illegal immigrants and promoting immigrants to come legally rather than illegally. He explained, “I want to make sure that people will be encouraged to come through the front door, but at the same time we are going to shut the back door and the side door.”

At first he said it was a joke but when pressed by reporters he added, “You are right, I don’t apologize for using a combination of a fence, and it might be electrified,” he said. “I’m not walking away from that.” He went on to say, “What is the beef? This is what I don’t understand,” he said. “That was directed at the people who are trying to sneak into America illegally. Latinos who are here (legally), I believe they deserve the same opportunities of every other citizen,” Cain said.

Of course we have the cacophony of un-American U.S. lawmakers decrying Cain’s comments.

“Whether or not he made his comments in jest, Mr. Cain’s words show a lack of understanding of immigration issues our country is facing and a staggering lack of sensitivity,” said Charlie Gonzalez, head of the 21-member Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Might I digress for a moment? Why in the Hell do we need an Hispanic caucus?

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Mercedes, Hispanic Caucus vice chairman, also took issue with the GOP presidential candidate’s comments.

“Words like Mr. Cain’s only build hate and prejudice against certain people. That is just plain wrong,” Hinojosa said.

What’s plain wrong is people like you, Mr. Hinojosa, that promote criminal behavior.

“As far as I am concerned, there is no room for Mr. Cain and his poorly thought out ideas of handling U.S. governmental policy,” Hinojosa said. And you guys have done such a spectacular job. It’s exactly the time for ideas such as this.

If Herman Cain meant what he said he should damn the torpedoes & go full speed ahead. Stay on offense. Let others try to explain away their soft positions. If it’s electrified, all the better. If an illegal knows there is a real consequence, he may not attempt it. That sounds like good policy to me.

Wait! I just had a brilliant thought. An electrified fence would be very expensive to run. What if we constructed a Green fence? It could be powered using Solar Panels or Windmills! Who could be opposed to that? I think we have a winner.

The 4 Step Program

The following video may seem a little farfetched, but wasn’t it a lot more so a few years ago. I ask that you watch the entire video & then decide if history is repeating itself.

We are in the Crisis stage right now. Just look all the “Occupy” various city events deliberately disrupting things. These demonstrations will continue to escalate in their intensity & violence. Not by accident, I might add.

This video is decades old. How could this man have predicted the events of today? Simple. History is repeating itself, and as in the past, the throngs of useful idiots don’t know history. They think this is something new and wonderful. A populus uprising. It isn’t. It has been planned & orchestrated by some very bad people from the start. They are the ones that know history. They know the playbook & they’re not going to take no for an answer this time.

As an aside, the Communist Chinese have just come out in support of the “Occupy” movement. That should be a RED flag. Pardon the pun.

Socialists, communists & communist sympathizers have started coming out of the closet they’ve been hiding in since the fall of the Soviet Union. They believe this is their time. They have been educating our youth with soft indoctrination for decades, waiting for this moment in history.

They have every advantage, being that American society is virtually paralyzed with political correctness. Our leaders will allow this to play out, either because they agree with it or are too cowardly to speak out against it.

Finally, unlike the people who put this video together, I don’t believe this is Obama’s endgame. I think he too is a useful idiot & will be disposed of, as will many other angry academics, once his job is complete. Or he may stay on as the good puppet I believe he is currently.

I pray to God I’m wrong about this whole thing. If I’m not, it’s going to get really ugly. Just prepare for the worst.

It’s all just Black & White

Chris Matthews of MSNBC might as well just admit he’s a racist as he attempts to project onto the Republicans. The ones that are supporting Herman Cain only do so to hide their true feelings, don’t ya know. You see, we hate blacks. Of course we would never actually vote for Cain.

I remember years ago people would tell me how brilliant Matthews was. Maybe at one time but he shed that moniker long ago. He thinks of & is driven by one thing; his utter contempt for conservatives & the Tea Party.

No wonder he has almost no one watching him anymore. I may double his viewership on this blog.

News from Not around the Globe

A New Bill Proposed
Florida State Representative Brad Drake has proposed a bill to eliminate lethal injection as a means for capital punishment. Why would do he that? He must be an enlightened anti-capital punishment advocate. Not exactly. Controversy over lethal injections erupted in Florida last month when the state executed Manuel Valle. Valle’s lawyers argued that a new lethal drug cocktail would cause him pain and therefore constitute cruel and unusual punishment. Boo Hoo for him. He’s been on death row almost 33 years for killing a police officer & wounding another. That’s 33 years longer than he deserved.

Rep. Drake proposes replacing lethal injection with…….wait for it……..firing squads. The Electric Chair, known affectionately as “Old Sparky”, would be the primary method. An inmate may, however, choose the firing squad option. Drake said, “If the chair doesn’t suit the criminal, then we will provide them a .45 caliber lead cocktail instead.” Drake added, “There shouldn’t be anything controversial about a .45-caliber bullet. If it were up to me we would just throw them off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and be done with it”.

Rush disses Mitt
Limbaugh says, “Romney is not a conservative”. Speaking on his radio show Thursday, he said although he likes Mitt very much personally, he just isn’t a conservative. He describes Romney’s strategy as the “ I’m not Obama” angle.

“The Republican base doesn’t want Romney,” Rush said. “I don’t how many people in the Republican establishment are aware of that.” I might add the Republican establishment doesn’t care what the base wants. They never have, why start now.

Cain gets Backing
Herman Cain is beginning to collect some heavyweight backers for his 9-9-9 tax plan. House budget committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan and Ronald Reagan’s economic guru Art Laffer both expressed their support for the plan which would replace the current tax code. The Club for Growth has also endorsed Cain’s plan.

Laffer & Reagan

“I love the 9-9-9 plan, it’s a great first step,” Laffer told Fox News’ Bret Baier. “This is a lot better than our current tax laws that are filled with all sorts of ducks, chickens, pigs and turkeys. They’ve just got to be cleaned out and we’ve got to completely revamp the codes.” Eventually the Cain plan calls for the complete elimination of income taxes – and the IRS – and the introduction of what he calls the Fair Tax, in which the all Federal revenue would come from a sales tax.

The Grass is Greener & Cleaner

With all the recent news coming out regarding the Green Energy scam being perpetrated on us I decided to look into what exactly is a “Green Job”.

First a little background.

According to HotAir last week: After spending $17.2 billion of the $38.6 billion allocated for green-jobs stimulation, the programs have created a total of just over 3500 jobs, for a price tag of $4.85 million each.

A separate $500 million green jobs program at the Dept. of Labor, which was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (The stimulus fund), aims to find employment for almost 80,000 people by providing grants for labor exchange and job training projects.

So how many workers has this program actually placed? As of June 30th … 8,035, or about a tenth of what was projected after burning through 40% of the funding. That actually comes to a surprisingly modest $25,000 per job placement until you discover that total includes temp jobs; only 1,336 people found jobs lasting longer than 6 months.

So how is it that Labor Secretary, Hilda Solis produced a study claiming 2.7 million Americans work in what they now call “Clean Economy” positions?

Hilda Solis

Easy, fudge the numbers, change the definition. Just like Global Warming became Climate Change. Those who control the language, control the argument. See how easy this is!

At a Congressional hearing a few weeks ago Republicans questioned the Obama Administration about inflating the number of Green Jobs by vastly broadening the definition. The definition now includes virtually anyone working in mass transit.

It is interesting that the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) admits it is still trying to properly define a green job but, never the less, can produce numbers.

During the hearings, Representative Connie Mack of Florida said, “Just because a bus driver is driving a hybrid bus doesn’t mean it’s a green job.” Solis said it did.

Connie Mack

BLS Commissioner Keith Hall added, “Our Green Jobs include mass transit, so actually any bus service.”

Quite surprised, Rep. Darryl Issa asked, “ So let me understand this…You’re counting everyone that drives a bus as a green job?” Hall answered, “ Mass transit is a green service.” I guess that means yes.

Darrell Issa

Solis’s report also claims that college professors that teach a class on ecology, reporters that write about the environment & think tank personnel who discuss the environment would all meet the criteria of a green job.

And that’s how you get to 2.7 million. Easy Peasy.

It leaves me speechless and that doesn’t often happen.

The Great Debate Part……. I lost count

I watched last nights Republican debate held at Dartmouth College. I was thinking of going to this one, it being not too far from home. I decided not to. As is just like a Patriots game, the best seat in the house is in the house.

Everyone did fairly well. That is to say there were no real blunders.

There were more fireworks prior to the debate with Chris Christie’s endorsement of Romney. I guess great moderate minds think alike.

As RedState describes, “During his announcement, he (Christie) disparaged conservatives who oppose Romneycare, by suggesting that any attempt to compare it to Obamacare is “completely intellectually dishonest.” Governor Christie might want to look in the mirror or step down as a prominent spokesman for the Republican Party.”

Christie (despite Ann Coulter’s love for him), as well as many talking heads on our side, is not a conservative. His endorsement of Romney means 2 things. A) Romney is also not a conservative (not a shock). B) He is vying for the V.P. slot.

Back to the subject at hand.

The debate was to be solely regarding the economy. Everyone seemed to stick to that theme. No real digressions.

Romney is evidently still the man to beat. He’s been through a lot more of these things, so he is quite polished & did not get knocked off his game. No one seemed to attack him this time around.

Obamacare was mentioned on several occasions, but Romneycare was never broached. That I don’t understand. Romneycare is an unmitigated disaster, despite Mitt’s claims to the contrary. A recent Suffolk University study of MassCare (RomneyCare) concludes that over 18,000 jobs have been lost & has increased health insurance costs by 4.3 billion dollars. And there’s that little thing regarding Romney’s own healthcare advisors meeting with the Obama team regarding implementation of Obamacare. But there’s no similarity.

Why this is not brought up is beyond me.

I guess the only one digressing from the topic is me. Back to it.

Cain was the only one who got close to going after Mitt when he compared the simplicity of his 9-9-9 plan to Romney’s more complicated 59 point plan. Romney did deflect rather well explaining the country’s problems were more complex & were better addressed with his plan.

Herman Cain had a great night, I thought. Much more attention was afforded him due to his recent frontrunner status. Like other debates, when one candidate mentioned something of another candidate, he was able to rebut. They all kept harping on Cain’s 9-9-9 plan so he was allowed a rebuttal in each case, which kept him in the spotlight. One of the moderators, Charlie Rose, actually cautioned the others to stop bringing it up.

There was a segment of the debate where each candidate would ask a question of another. These were mostly directed at the frontrunners, namely Romney & Cain. What I found fascinating was a softball question Mitt threw at Bachmann. I don’t even recall what the question was. I just wondered why. Maybe he is trying to groom her for a possible V.P. slot. Romney knows he will need the Tea Party if he wins the nomination.

Rick Perry appeared to be running for Energy Secretary. It was basically, “Drill Baby Drill”. That’s all he had, which I love, but it got old.

Michele Bachmann was great at she launched into the moderator that the government created the country’s financial mess, not the evil banks. It was great. She left the moderator speechless.

Newt picked up the baton and went on a tirade regarding that and the Federal reserve. He ended by implying that Barney Frank & Chris Dodd should be sharing a prison cell. Left the moderators’ mouths agape. Absolutely awesome!

In the end, Romney did well, unfortunately. Cain did well also. He does need to become more comfortable with his top-tier status. Perry is toast. Bachmann did well. Santorum did ok, but he won’t last. I like him though. Huntsman is a lib in disguise. Ron Paul is Ron Paul.

I’ve heard most say that Romney won again by default, simply because didn’t slip up. My winner, Newt again. He is always the smartest guy in the room. He is aggressive. You can’t trip him up because he knows everything. He won’t take any crap & if someone tries to give it, he’ll slam them for it. I wish to heck I could support him.

Joke of the Day

In church on Sunday, I overheard the little old lady in the pew next to me saying a short private prayer.

It was so sweet and sincere that I just
had to share it with you:

Dear Lord,

These past couple of years have been tough…. You have taken my favorite
Actor, Patrick Swayze.

You’ve taken my favorite actress, Elizabeth Taylor and my favorite cowboy James Arness.

You’ve taken my favorite athlete Bob Feller, my favorite singer Lena Horne and my favorite salesman Billy Mays.

I just wanted you to know that my

favorite president is…

Barack Obama.


California Dreamin

One of my readers recently read an article on the new California “Dream Act”. They suggested I tackle this topic & so I shall. Thanks for the suggestion and it pisses me off too.

The Dream Act is a 2 part plan. In July, Governor Brown signed AB 130 (part 1), making funding from private sources available to undocumented students (criminal aliens). With Saturday’s signing of AB 131, the California Dream Act passed in its entirety, granting undocumented students access to public and private funding for college. The new Act will reported cost a minimum of 14.5 million dollars a year. That’s a state estimate so it will be at least double to triple that. Remember, undocumented = criminal.

The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), who praised Brown for showing courage in signing it. “After having invested 12 years in the high school education of these young men and women, who are here through no fault of their own,” Cedillo said, “it’s the smartest thing for us to do to permit these students to get scholarships and be treated like every other student.”

Treated like any other student? They’re not. They, with or without the help of their parents, broke the law, which makes them criminals. For that they should be punished. Not with jail time for which we will have to pay, but with deportation.

Astonishly the L.A. Times editorial board urged Governor Moonbeam (Jerry Brown) to sign part deux of the Dream Act.

The Times writes, “One argument in favor of the act is that it would prevent undocumented students from falling into what the editorial board sees as a “permanent underclass.” Additionally, the measure would prime these young people to replace baby boomers on the verge of retirement. But realistically, AB 131 is just the beginning.”

They continue, “So far, federal lawmakers have declined to provide a path to citizenship, and they are unlikely to produce any such bill in the near future. At least California lawmakers can offer some hope for students who want to pursue the American dream.” I think you have to be American to pursue the American dream. I always say, the first step to achieving the dream is to break the law. That shows you’re serious.

Illegal immigration is considered a Class B misdemeanor.
According to Federal law, a Class B misdemeanor is an offense punishable by imprisonment of at least thirty one days but not more than six months.

But instead of that, the California law allows, “Illegal immigrants who graduate from a state high school and demonstrate both merit and need, to apply for publicly funded scholarships and other state aid. As stated, the bill passed last month already allows these deserving students to apply for privately funded scholarships.” I am still researching the definition of “deserving”. I guess it doesn’t mean what I thought.

But, some might say, it’s their money. Why should I care how they wish to spend it. They must have excess funds to pay for the program.

They would be wrong. As of 2008 California had more than $60 BILLION in debt and that amount is growing rapidly.
California has no law limiting the amount of public debt the state can accumulate. Adding debt approved by voters but not yet borrowed brings the total to $136 billion. That was 2008. By this year (2011) it owes $2,542 per person. That’s on top of the massive federal burden.

Cost aside, isn’t it fascinating that if a state wants to strengthen its illegal immigration laws & do the job the feds refuse to, all hell breaks loose. Federal Judges issue stays, lawsuits are filed, etc. But yet when the laws, which are quite clear, are flouted by the states, there is not a peep.

I’m a big “States Rights” advocate. Isn’t this just a states rights issue? Why can’t they do as they wish? Interesting point, but the same people who would claim that always argue that immigration is a federal responsibility. When a state wants to crack down or control their own borders, what happens? That was a rhetorical question. We all know the answer.

In our current climate of political correctness there doesn’t appear to be a solution to this mess. I, however, have a couple of suggestions.

Enact a federal law stating that there will never be a federal bailout of any state. Each state sinks or swims on its own. Once a coddled criminal alien leaves a friendly state he will be deported and any cost incurred will be paid for by that state. At least they will be more likely to stay put.

The fact is, California is already too far gone. Our job is to see to it that they don’t drag us all down with them. If states wish to flush their own money down the crapper, that’s their business, but don’t dare come crying to us when the inevitable finally happens.

We need to build a wall, not only on our southern border, but extend it around all of California.