Saturday, January 11, 2014

What Happened to Good Paying Jobs?

The US, after WWII, became a manufacturing giant. Good jobs, good pay, good benefits. Why? The USA was untouched by the war, where all industrial competitors in Europe and the Pacific lay in ruins. The US, during the 40s, 50s, and 60s, was the only country which had standing factories that could meet the demands of the world.


As we moved passed the1960's into the 1970's and beyond, something happened. Europe and Japan rebuilt their industrial base destroyed by the war. Global competition began to eat away at the US manufacturing monopoly that once supported all of the "good" union wages and benefits. US car manufacturers, who previously could mass produce inferior products and sell them all.. could no longer do so. Japan started to capture huge market share of the car industry, as increase world manufacturing put high demand on oil that in turn increased gas prices. This of course created high demand for reliable cars that used less gas. The US car industry didn't see it coming, but the Japanese did and exploited it.


Creating good paying jobs is more than just getting an education. Its developing a workforce that can build, sell, and market things people want to buy. Government cannot anticipate this, and only a free market unleased by low tax and regulatory environments creates the incentives for millions of minds to test, develop, and market millions of products and services. Some products will win big, others will loose. However, Government intervention in this process is what holds us back. Even colleges today are struggling with the problem of training students to do jobs that don't exist yet.....and don't get me started on degrees in ethic studies and such.


I get so frustrated by the idea there is some magic formula to create good paying jobs. However, there are three things that will work, 1. free markets, 2. free markets, and 3. free markets....and please keep Government bureaucrats who know nothing of the real world out of the job creation business. If we don't, we'll all be starving while well paid and fed Government bureaucrats continue to make promises that they're only here to help us

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Government Shutdowns

GOP Presidents of the RINO class took little leadership in reforming the Great Society. It wasn't until Newt Gingrich, working with a Democrat in the White House (under pressure), did real tangible reform come about (Welfare to Work). This was in theaftermath of a Government shutdown caused by a budget disagreement between Clinton and Gingrich. As a result of both economic growth and less social spending, the deficit disappeared. Gingrich would have won more reforms, if Bob Doyle R (Senate Majority Leader) hadn't caved first. Clinton himself was even surprised by this.

The establishment GOP tried to destroy Gingrich over the shutdown, much like their current efforts (including sycophants at AmericanCrossroads) are trying to do to Senator Cruz and Lee over the recent shutdown. Then, as now, the GOP establishment spinelessly accused conservatives in their "own party's base. I'm sure the establishment Repubs were personally and philosophically against shutting down any part of this bulging Government…... but what is unforgivable is blatantly accusing"right wingers" as the cause and effect. I'm sure they did this to also "mitigate" blame from themselves, shielding themselves from a very biased and hostile media. So they blamed others in their own party rather than justly contesting the press narrative with solidarity and courage. The establishment leadership openly criticized their own base …. then and now. Nothing has changed.

I don't believe for one second, that a President Chris Cristie or Jeb Bush will repeal this law (Obamacare). Nor am I convinced McConnell orBoehner will resist. Oh yeah...... they'll nibble around the edges with costly, feckless reforms, but will do little else. Christie and Bush, like McCain and Romney, will predictably campaign as conservatives, but will govern like liberals. That’s not likely to happen however, as a Cristie or Bush candidacy cannot succeed. The "electability" argument has failed in two attempts to win the WH with moderate candidates.

There is also something very cynical about the establishment GOP narrative that we should have simply let "Obamacare collapse on its own", and not forcing Democrats to reform it. Yes, even if it brews up a political s**t storm, it should have been resisted at all costs. To let this collapse on its own, is really the equivalent of saying……let the unwashed masses suffer….feel the pain of this law…let small businesses go under (a lifetime of work for many).....then they'll come back to us. Pathetic leadership.

The idea that families and businesses who have been destroyed by ACA will crawl out of the ruins of their lives and gratefully wave the GOP flag (the same establishment controlled party that was gleefully watching it crush them) is certainly a huge assumption, Mr. Wills

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Trees

The Trees:

There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the maples,...
And they're quite convinced they're right They say the oaks are just too lofty And they grab up all the light.

But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."

Now there's no more oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

98% of Founding Fathers were Christian

 
Episcopalian/Anglican 88 founding fathers or 54.7% of signers.
Presbyterian: 30 founding fathers, or 18.6% of signers.
Congregationalist: 27 founding fathers, or 16.8% of signers.
Quaker: 7 founding fathers or 4.3% of signers.
Dutch Reformed/German Reformed: 6 founding fathers or 3.7% of signers.
Lutheran: 5 founding fathers or 3.1% of signers.
Catholic: 3 founding fathers or 1.9% of signers.
Huguenot: 3 founding fathers or 1.9%
Unitarian: 3 founding fathers or 1.9% of signers.
Methodist: 2 founding fathers or1.2% of signers.
Calvinist: 1 founding father, or 0.6% of signers.
TOTAL204
Furthermore, no one was a Deist. Unitarians were unusual, as they believed Jesus Christ was the Son of God, but did not recognize his Deity (e.g. did not believe in the Holy Trinity).

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Single Parents and Gay Marriage

Accordingto the U.S. Census, the poverty rate for single parents with children in theUnited States in 2009 was 37.1 percent. The rate for married couples with children was 6.8 percent. Being raised in a married family reduced a child’sprobability of living in poverty by about 82 percent. Devaluing marriage (between a man and a women), and not privileging that institution as the building block of our civilization will become the primary cause of ourNational demise.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Why Should We Hope Socialism Fails?


Why is it that we should not hope and pray socialism fails? There are many more Marxists in this country (both legal and illegal) hoping that free market capitalism fails. America's prosperity and power is generated by free markets and individual economic liberty. Unfortunately, that fact is no longer taught in public schools or universities.

The Marxists always fail because in order to redistribute wealth, they must have a constant stream of wealth to loot. Once that stash is gone, socialism collapses under its own weight (as that model cannot generate enough new wealth to go around). Socialism starts eating its own body by rationing the scarcity created by central economic management. That is why the USSR collapsed and communist China is moving towards capitalism.

Socialism always centralizes power, and why that economic model is advocated by statists who jealously guard that power regardless of what it does economically to the people they control. Once control of national production is achieved, the consolidation of that power allows them to effectively reward their cronies (and themselves) while punishing opponents. It all ends the same way, but every socialist dictatorship is typically run by megalomaniacs who truly believe they can make it work where others have failed

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Other Clunkers in 2012

To dispute the establishment RINO narrative that it was "TEA Party" candidates like Akin and Angle that lost the Senate, lets talk about the establishment RINO candidates that also clunked in 2012.

1. Mitt Romney. Presidential race - loser.
2 . Connie Mack. Florida Senate race - loser.
3. George Allen. Virginia Senate race - loser
4. Tommy Thompson. Wisconsin Senate race - loser.
5. Heather Wilson. New Mexico Senate race - loser.
6. Linda Mahon. Connecticut Senate race - loser.
7. Pete Hoekstra. Michigan Senate race- loser.
8. Rick Berg. North Dakota Senate race - loser.
9. Scott Brown. Massachusetts Senate race - loser.
10.Denny Rehberg. Montana Senate race - loser.
11. Linda Lingle. Hawaii Senate race - loser.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Letter to a Liberal on the Shutdown

Clean CRs funding parts of the Government are being passed. Yet, Reid and Obama persist in tabling them. The Government was funded entirely except Obamacare from the very beginning. We wouldn't need a CR had Reid's Senate did their job and passed a budget. Reid hasn't passed a budget in five years. With no budget, the House has every right to discern spending priorities..... especially with a 20 trillion dollar debt looming before us.

You may not appreciate or like the idea that a President is not a dictator, such as a Hugo Chavez, demanding legislation from a rubber stamp Congress. Sorry, it doesn't work that way in this country, and never did.

Obama has already waivered or delayed over 1000 provisions of the Obamacare LAW, unconstitutionally. He has no power to legislate, but yet he did. Therefore, you believe the Republican House, which does have constitutional powers to legislate shouldn't have a say on what gets waived in this law? Only Obama has that authority??? No way.

The last Republican proposal was very reasonable, the individual mandate delay for one year, and forcing Congress and their staffs to eat their own cooking by participating in Obamacare. That was voted down by the Reid Senate. This is a Dingy Harry and Hussein Obama shutdown, period.

Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution requires that “all bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other bills.”

If any money is to be spent on anything, the bill must come out of the House of Representatives. If no bill is approved by that body and sent to the Senate, no money may be spent
So yes, the House does get to pick and choose what it funds

Saturday, September 28, 2013

RINO's Fear Paper Tiger Obama

RINOs have been intimidated by Obama, why I don't know. Obama has caved into Putin, Assad, Rouhani, so why are Republicans so afraid?    Because the MSM blamed them for a shutdown 20 years ago? The Republicans would have won that standoff, if Bob Dole hadn't caved.

The truth is this, Clinton's approval rating actually fell significantly during the shutdown of 1996. "According to media commentators, this indicated that the general public blamed the President for the government shutdown. However, once it had ended his approval ratings rose to their highest since his election." The reason his approval rating went up, was that he "won".

RINO's attacking Cruz and Lee are the worst of the scoundrels,  McCain, Corker, Peter King (NY) just to name a few.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

On Immigration

I don't think its relevant that people want to come here. What is relevant is what they bring with them in terms of skills and capital. We don't need to import affirmative action beneficiaries on taxpayer funded scholarships so they can achieve their American dream. My question is what about the people who live here and pay the taxes? Lets have a discussion about us, our children, their future, and not the plight of foreigners who illegally penetrate our borders, submit fraudulent work applications, lower wages for American workers, and overwhelm our schools and hospitals.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Bush and Obama Doctrine

The Communist Party USA and socialism is a democratic alternative for the United States as well Charles. Although this would mean the suppression or outright elimination of economic liberty, private property rights, and the implementation of a mandatory godless secular humanist morality, democracy is always good?

Many conservatives are skeptical as to whether the Bush (and now Obama) doctrine to establish democracy in the Middle East is a good thing. Let's be honest.

Frankly, the neocon penchant for interventionism, to continue to advocate that American military power should be used throughout the world to promote democracy requires further debate...... as to whether such policies do any American citizen any good or provide any measure of security. After all, Americans are individuals who wish to live in liberty themselves, and do not want to be a part (bill payers) of endless imperial warfare to establish democracy in our time. Read my first paragraph in regard to democracy

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hoplophobia

HOPLOPHOBIA. (1966) From the Greek___(weapon) plus __ (terror).

An unreasoning, obsessive neurotic fear of weapons as such, usually accompanied by an irrational feeling that weapons possess a will or consciousness for evil, apart from the will of their user. Not equivalent to normal apprehension in the presence of an armed enemy. Hoplon also means instrument, tool or tackle, but it is the root of hoplite (man-at-arms, gendarme) and thus principally signifies "weapon" in English derivations


These people need help.   Do not enable the phobia, by pursuing feckless and  ridiculous gun control legislation.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Marriage Equality is a Myth

There has to be a fundemental understanding of why States license marriage. It establishes legal responsibilities for the progeny, and incentives to raise them well. Without children raised in homes with a Mother and Father, our society emplodes. Marriage has been damaged already by quick no fault divorce, and single parents have become the norm. This adds to the disintegration of a revered institution that our civilization depends. Its already cracking under the strain. I read 47 percent of children are born into single parent homes. A potential disaster in the making.

The State has no interest in licensing homosexual marriage, as it does nothing for the State (i.e. in terms of producing and educating the next generation). I realize there is surrogate breeding and adaptions by homosexuals, but these children grow up in homes where natural heterosexual parents (the norm) isn't modeled. In some cases, adapted or surrogate children raised in these homes are more likely to sexually experiment between genders....and receive encourgement from homosexual "parents" to do so. Why not?  The growth of homosexual marriage also creates "markets" for surrogates to breed children, which is horrible. Put yourself in the childs position, of being bought and sold on the market, regardless of whether your adapted parent "loves" you.

I'm a person who believes homosexuality is a mortal sin, and that those unrepentent homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators (all sexual immorality) will not inherit eternal life. Homosexuality has been a problem for centuries, read Romans Chapter 1 (as a history) to see what the early Christian Church in Rome was confronting with homosexuality. One thing to remember, God rules in his heaven, not the Supreme Court.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Taxing the Rich and the "Booming" Stock Market

There is a difference between the Wall Street investment class and mid to small businessmen. The stockmarket reflects growth of international companies, and earnings from foreign shores. The stockmarket can be high, while US unemployment and economic stagnation enduring. What many misunderstand, are the differences between the investment class managing earnings and losses inside portfoliosm,  and businessmen trying to survive under the assault of the EPA, Obamacare, new Federal Income Taxes, and dealing with noncompetive Union wages. In addition,  businessmen are paying rising State and Local taxes and headwinds of endless regulations imposed at that level. All this is a minefield of risk, and businessmen are finding negotiating it isn't worth it. So, no one is building businesses or expanding their workforce.       Even GM (Government Motors) is building vehicles in China for that market, so that means less growth in US plants and US exports.

Warren Buffet specializes in tax shelters, which is why he is all for taxing the so-called rich.    Obama's tax policy drives huge amounts of capital into Buffet's coffers. Other analysts said the stock market was also being lifted by investors moving funds out of bonds and into stocks, as a result of bond yields falling. The stock market also rose in 2007, and there was no reason for it. History repeating itself.  

Thought of the Day

Why is it so much more 'holy" for secular humanists to impose their views on religious people? Why don't we do neither, and call this freedom?

Obamacare Revisited

This HHS action is exactly what Obamacare proponents were saying all along (while the Obama regime denied it), that the ACA removes religious liberty. Allowing employers to offer limitations based on their conscience and faith, does not hinder or stop employees from pursuing additional coverage on their own, paying the modest cost themselves, or finding an new employer that covers these things. That status quo hinders no ones liberty. The Obama regime is simply trying to divide the opposition to make it easier to steamroll the remaining few opponents (by giving exceptions to some, but not all). Later in the campaign, they'll continue to destroy individual liberty with this relentless "progressive" socialist grinding wheel.

After religious liberty and the right to self defense is shredded, they'll come after free speech against their political opponents. They're doing it right in the open, and the media is in the tank making the case...i.e.,  that all this is for our "own good".   It is not American, to trust Government.  Our founders didn't, and our system of Government was designed to make it difficult for Government to impose its will on the American people. Please remember, centralizing authority in Washington IS NOT an American idea, but one born of monarchies, dictatorships, and Europeon or Soviet style socialism. A true American is ALWAYs skeptical of Government, and would never increase its power over individual liberty, regardless of any good intention.

 Jefferson told us to not speak of good men, but to bind them with the chains of the Constitution. When I say wake up, don't hide in third party movements. To oppose these Marxists, we've got to unite regardless of the differences we have. I'm talking to RINOs in particular, as the establishment Republican's campaign to purge conservatives from party leadership must stop. You must incorporate conservative views as an important part of the platform moving forward. Otherwise, the GOP is nothing but cold poridge.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Stolen Integrity

Republicans and Democrats certainly have contributed to run away spending, but how dare they even insinuate Conservatives had anything to do with it. Those who say Republicans and Conservatives are synonymous are badly misinformed or openly dishonest. Big Government, trying to solve every social ill known to mankind is the problem. This penchant of Government to centralize power for the greater good has led many of these imperial regimes to epic collapse. Once Government socializes costs, the tyranny begins as freedom wanes. How anyone can believe that one mind one solution (aka Big Government) can replace the ingenuity of millions of minds and millions of solutions working simultaneously to resolve man's most urgent needs.... is beyond me. Centralized imperial government puts a stop to all of that, and always has. Conservatives have NEVER had any part of this.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Secession

......"had I known all that has come to pass, had I known what was to be inflicted upon me, all that my country was to suffer, all that our posterity was to endure, I would do it all over again.'' --- President Jeff Davis, C.S.A.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Obama is a Socialist




Thomas Peterffy grew up in Socialist Hungary, immigrated to the US and became a successful broker. He knows first hand that Socialism robs individuals of their economic liberty and initiative to work and achieve.

You mean, like Democrats?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Obamahood



                  His merry band of socialists will spread YOUR wealth around.     So why work?