Thursday, February 11, 2010

JOBS : Who Are You Kidding?

Does Obama ever read what he says or listen to what he is being told?  The answer is NO. If you have doubts this should clear them for you. 

The Council of Economic Advisers also trumpeted the $787 billion economic stimulus package, which it said has saved or created about 2 million jobs. 

But we know that was a lie and now comes this

                                 PROMISES PROMISES:  Jobs bill short on making jobs


WASHINGTON - There's a problem with the bipartisan jobs bill emerging in the Senate: It won't create many jobs.
WASHINGTON - The Senate's bipartisan jobs bill includes a tax break for companies that hire unemployed workers, money for highway construction, relief for private pensions and a one-year extension of the Patriot Act used to combat terrorism.

But Obummer says: 

The United States is likely to average 95,000 more jobs each month this year, while personal savings will remain high as credit remains tight, according to a White House report released Thursday but that the unemployment rate will remain high.


The report also said that the unemployment rate may not come down much from the current level of 9.7 percent, and may even rise because of labor market growth and the return of more discouraged workers to the labor force.
 Guess that is because the jobs are going: 
 Green Stimulus Jobs Going to China? Jon Karl finds the stimulus is creating green jobs .... overseas 

What you want to bet Obummer counts these as part of his so called 95,000 per month.

Guess his TOTUS didn’t get the messages. Ya reckon?

Thursday, February 4, 2010


We need rebirth of the American tradition of leadership at every level of government and in private life as well. The United States of America is unique in world history because it has a genius for leaders -- many leaders -- on many levels.
My view of government places trust not in one person or one party, but in those values that transcend persons and parties. The trust is where it belongs--in the people. The responsibility to live up to that trust is where it belongs, in their elected leaders. That kind of relationship, between the people and their elected leaders, is a special kind of compact.

I pledge to restore to the federal government the capacity to do the people's work without dominating their lives. pledge to you a government that will not only work well, but wisely; its ability to act tempered by prudence and its willingness to do good balanced by the knowledge that government is never more dangerous than when our desire to have it help us blinds us to its great power to harm us.
High taxes, we are told, are somehow good for us,…..

Large amounts of oil and natural gas lay beneath our land and off our shores, untouched because the present administration seems to believe the American people would rather see more regulation, taxes and controls than more energy.
We are going to put an end to the notion that the American taxpayer exists to fund the federal government

We know only too well that war comes not when the forces of freedom are strong, but when they are weak. It is then that tyrants are tempted.
We simply cannot learn these lessons the hard way again without risking our destruction.

In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price.

We hear much of special interest groups. Well, our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions, and it crosses political party lines. It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and factories, teach our children, keep our homes, and heal us when we're sick--professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies, and truck drivers. They are, in short, "we the people," this breed called Americans.

We are a nation that has a government--not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our government has no power except that granted it by the people.

All of us need to be reminded that the federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government…… Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it.

I did not write these words but I do agree totally with them. These words were spoken at a time that this country was in about as sad of a shape as it is today. There were Americans being held hostage by a third rate nation and today America is being held hostage by not only that third rate nation but a bevy of others who see us as weak and with a leader who will not respond with all the strength that this nation holds. The country was torn by high interest rates, high gasoline prices high unemployment, and a crumbling economy much similar to today’s debacle where we find ourselves in a crumbling economy and all that the administration in charge today can think about is spending more money that they don’t have.

Today we do not have the leadership that can move a nation as it was moved in the months and years following these words. The only hope that we have today is that “We the People” will be able to speak strongly and loudly enough to make our wants and wishes known to those who are currently in charge and let them know that under no circumstances will we taken for granted.

We need to emphasize the words spoken and they should be posted on every door of the Congress and the Senate. They should become the platform for 2012 and the person nominated should be dedicated to upholding the truths spoken here.

“We are a nation that has a government--not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our government has no power except that granted it by the people.
All of us need to be reminded that the federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government…… Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it.” Ronald Reagan  February 6, 1911– June 5, 2004

For those of you who do not remember, these words were spoken by Ronald Reagan during his acceptance speech and in his inaugural address in 1980 and 1981. We celebrate his birthday in just two days and I felt this an appropriate time to remind us of his words and his deeds. 


Monday, February 1, 2010


Chuck Colson had this article on Breakpoint today. I felt it worth posting here.  I certainly does give one pause to ponder as to just what is happening in this country. 

An Unexpected Totalitarianism
The Tyranny of Tolerance 
February 1, 2010
My wife Patty was reading a book about Chinese history and the rise of the Chinese nationalists under Chiang Kai-Shek. You may remember that the U.S. supported Chiang Kai-Shek during and after World War II. Unfortunately, Chiang was, well, a tyrant. This helped explain why Mao and his communists were able to win the support of the Chinese people.

So Chiang’s fascist tyranny was replaced by an even more virulent communist tyranny.

When Patty put the book down, she asked me a great question: Is totalitarianism the same as communism or fascism?

Well, any ideology can lead to totalitarianism. Totalitarianism simply means that the state—the government—exercises complete control of public and even private life.

So Hitler (a right-wing fanatic) and Stalin (a left-wing fanatic) were little different. One promised a master race, the other a worker’s paradise. But they both erected totalitarian dictatorships, where the state controlled the media, the economy, everything.

So I answered Patty that communism and fascism were simply economic and political disguises for the totalitarian impulse, which at some level has tempted every human ruler throughout history.

But as I have explained in my books, the West has mostly resisted the totalitarian impulse, thanks to our Christian heritage and the Protestant Reformation.

The Western experiment in liberal democracy, best embodied in the United States, achieved representative government, balance of powers, sphere sovereignty, the rule of law. These are bulwarks against totalitarianism.

But the very astute French observer of American democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville, warned that even America could descend into soft despotism. That could happen, he warned, when the people expect their elected leaders to take care of them and their needs. Sound familiar?

But I’ve thought of another way democracy can slide into totalitarianism—the moral foundations of society erode so badly that the people become malleable. They embrace relativism, as we have in America today; they no longer believe in right and wrong. So popular culture, the educational and political elite, teach us that it’s wrong to judge other people. Tolerance becomes the supreme public virtue.

When that happens, however, somebody has to enforce the tolerance. So-called cultural arbiters—the media, the academics, political leaders—begin to prescribe which things are in bounds and which things are out of bounds for public discussion.

Look what happened with political commentator Brit Hume. He recommended that Tiger Woods consider Christianity. He was pilloried in the process.

Last week, I talked about Tim Tebow’s heartwarming TV ad scheduled for the Super Bowl. It tells how his mother, against medical advice, decided to give birth to him rather than abort. Pro-choice groups hit the roof, demanding that CBS pull the ad.

This is akin to the soft despotism de Tocqueville warned about, the tyranny of tolerance where the cultural elites seek to eliminate the free expression of moral views in American life.

And that, my friends, is totalitarianism of an unexpected kind. It’s the kind that can catch you by surprise, where you’ll wake up one day to find that you have lost your freedom.