Would you buy a used car from this man?
In a speech Wednesday, President Obama “declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of ‘all’ of the White House’s efforts ‘for the rest of my presidency.’” But he offered nothing new to advance that goal. Instead, he just peddled stale proposals from the past, such as increased government handouts, that do nothing to expand the opportunity to earn a good living.
For example, he “called for an extension of emergency unemployment benefits,” even though “House Republicans have signaled they likely will not support an extension,” noted The Hill newspaper.
Remember Obama Money? Unlike Obamaphones, Obama Money didn’t really exist, though thousands of ignorant Detroiters lined up for free cash in the early months of his presidency. When asked where the money would come from, one of the people on the street answered, “I don’t know — his stash.”
Barack Obama is not the only Democrat who likes to play with trains. Terry McAuliffe likes public-transit projects, too, and so does the Virginia governor-elect’s transportation secretary, Aubrey Layne, who declared last week, “We must do what we can to get cars off the road by investing in passenger rail and light rail.
Pun intended. The failure of economic activity from New Years Days through Black Fridays in the Age of Obama to produce profits after stores close on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, has led many to re-dub the biggest shopping day of the year, “gray” Friday. But if American businesses not based on Wall Street are still in the red after nearly 11/12ths of the year is past, we think the color most associated with anger is most appropriate to express what we lack on Friday.
Admission: It has become increasingly harder for this 2008 Housing-Bust-and-subsequent-Great-Recession-ravaged South Carolina Gamecock now roosted atop Stone Mountain of Georgia, to be thankful during the anemic so-called recovery brought to America by Obamanomics.
I agree wholeheartedly with Libby, Kevin, Jim Geraghty, and others that it is creepy and fascist of leftist policy advocates to put out guides on how to discuss the specifics of programmatic and regulatory proposals with your nearest and dearest over the holiday weekend.*
I assume most of you out there don’t actually need instructions on what to talk about over Thanksgiving. But what fun would it be to write a post on this topic and not offer some suggestions? So here goes.
1. What you’re thankful for. Du-uh. I’ll start things off with saying that I’m thankful for Continue reading
Politico reminds us that “Obama is set to speak on the economy at DreamWorks’s Los Angeles-area headquarters on Tuesday.” Which leads me to ask: Is Obama living his own fairytale today?
Consider this: We have a president created by the media and funded by Hollywood who is speaking at DreamWorks headquarters in La La Land.
He is expected to talk about how an economy, propped up by $85 billion a month of the Federal Reserve’s printed funny-money, is improving and creating jobs. (Although Obama will most likely forget to mention the $85 billion monthly steroid injection.)
Effects on Industry
Warning that a U.S.-British-Dutch financial cartel threatens to topple a teetering European Union, a German official is urging Washington to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act and rein in big banks, including the Federal Reserve.
Dorothea Schleifenbaum, an elected representative of Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Union, was on Capitol Hill last week to push for re-enactment of Glass-Steagall, which was repealed 14 years ago.
“All hat, no cattle” - Cowboy adage for an empty suit
Bloomberg.com reported on Nov. 19, 2013 what they refer to as “the weakest holiday shopping season since 2009. ”
So anemic is this year’s forecast for retailers that Bloomberg notes that in a bid to draw more shoppers to their aisles, discount giant Wal-Mart is slashing the cost by a third of a 32″ flat screen television to $98, down from $148 last year.
More states and federal lawmakers are signing onto legislation that would rein in America’s biggest banks.
The Glass-Steagall Act, which was repealed by Congress in 1999, is making a comeback as critics of the nation’s banking system call for fundamental financial reforms — notably a separation of commercial bank assets from Wall Street investment banks.
Ah, the selective memory of the radical left. MSNBC’s Martin Bashir was in the news last week for slamming Sarah Palin after she dared to liken the end result of national debt to slavery. And by “slamming,” he suggested that Palin be treated like a slave.
Bashir’s embarrassing and offensive rant against Palin had nothing to do with the wisdom of her words, but rather a condemnation of her analogy.
Mont St. Michel, site of the famous 8th-century monastery. Would you surround it with offshore wind turbines? (Photo credit: Giuseppe Citino)
Those darned Europeans are so attached to their picturesque views. When it comes to wind power and wind-turbine farms, the honeymoon is over. The bloom is off the rose. Rate-payers, homeowners, holiday-makers: if you’re wind, it turns out that Europeans can quit you.
A growing annoyance
It was being reported ominously, two years ago, that the Dutch – the Western world’s quintessential pioneers of wind power – were really starting to be over wind. Not only is it expensive and Continue reading