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Saturday, October 31, 2009

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Now Stand Up and Support Doug Hoffman

Dede Scozzafava, the Republican and Independence parties candidate, announced Saturday that she is suspending her campaign for the 23rd Congressional District and releasing all her supporters.

The state Assemblywoman has not thrown her support to either Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate, or Bill Owens, the Democratic candidate.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Is this the "Change" folks voted for?

Obama vs. The American
Businessman by Peter Schweizer
Okay, it’s time to finally admit it: Barack Obama hates businessmen. Not just certain businessmen, mind you, but the entire profession.
Of course President Obama will deny this. He told Businessweek magazine in a recent interview that he is not anti-business and that he believes in the private sector. But the evidence is overwhelming, and it helps explain why he is pursuing kamakazi-like economic policies that will damage the private sector in America.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dick Morris Poll Indicates Most Young People Don't Know that Obama Care means...

The poll asked young people if the knew the following.....The health care bill, pushed by President Obama and the Democrats, would require everyone to buy health insurance or pay a fine for failing to do so. 
People could keep their current insurance if their employer provided it and agreed to continue it. Insurance companies would be required to insure all applicants regardless of pre-existing conditions.
People would be offered subsidies to buy insurance if their household incomes were below $70,000 a year and if their insurance cost more than 8% of their incomes ($5600 for a $70,000 a year family).
The program will cost one trillion over ten years. Also a $1000 fine each year will be levied in the event you do not sign up for a health care plan! (Which means why not pay the $1000 fine , rather than subscribe to a long term policy when the government will pick up the tab if you either have a preexisting condition or other health care problem) Who needs insurance if it only costs $1000 fine each year.  So who pays the difference?

Outrage in the House of Representatives!

Afghanistan? The President's to busy to Deal With More Troops!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nancy Pelosi Not Popular In California

Poll: Only 34 percent of Californians approve of Pelosi's performance
By Jordan Fabian - 10/19/09 01:05 PM ET 
A poll released over the weekend shows that only 34 percent of Californians approve of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) job performance, down 14 points from March.
The study, conducted by the Field Research Corportation, also showed that 44 percent of respondents disapproved of her job performance while 22 percent held no opinion. In the organization's last poll in March, 48 percent of respondents approved of Pelosi's job performance while 35 percent disapproved.

Consevatives and Liberals

Conservatives and Liberals...

Lot of truth here !
If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn`t buy one.

If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a black man or Hispanic are conservative, they see themselves as independently successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it’s a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".

Orange County Register

Editorial: The elite world of public employees
Unparalleled perks, benefits and salaries sink our nation deeper into its fiscal hole
It is hard to make a case for going to work in the private sector anymore because government employees just have it better. Even now, when the private sector is facing major cutbacks and layoffs, government, at the state and federal levels, still offer unparalleled perks, benefits, and salaries – even in the face of seemingly insurmountable budget deficits. There is something terribly wrong with this picture.
It used to be the case that people went to work in public service sacrificing higher wages for more job security and better benefits. Today, government employees get paid more, are offered better fringe benefits, retire with larger pensions, have rock-solid job security, and are provided more days off than their counterparts in private industry. With a deal like that why would anyone want to work in the real world?
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Finally a President w/cashews...Mexican President Felipe Calderon

Mexico Knocks A Union's Lights Out
Latin America: The Mexican president shut down a money-losing state-owned electrical utility, taking a labor union down with it. The union is howling, but the shutdown is one of the best things to happen to Mexico.
For months, the SME union had been trying to intimidate Felipe Calderon into continuing to subsidize the Luz y Fuerza del Centro electrical distributor, even as its $16 billion in revenue didn't come close to its $32 billion in salaries and pension costs.
And why not? The union had done the same thing to all the other reform-minded Mexican presidents and saw all of them back off.
But it didn't have a clue about Calderon, a former energy minister who on Sept. 24 warned the union to cut costs or else. The union ignored the warning and tried to intimidate Calderon with political tactics, whipping up fear that he intended to privatize the utility. Calderon had a better idea: shut down the utility.
The stunning decision to disband the company and lay off 44,000 workers effectively ends the SME union. It was the strongest act to support the future of a country since British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took on the National Union of Mineworkers.
In 1984, she vowed to shut unprofitable mines and directly confronted the wrath of feared union boss Arthur Scargill. She held firm, opening the gate to Britain's resurgence as a globally competitive nation. The same will happen for Mexico.
It took just hours for Mexico's peso to rise on news that a huge financial burden had been lifted from the government. Luz y Fuerza del Centro was a money pit that cost the government $42 billion a year in subsidies. Analysts said the shutdown would save $25 billion — enough to enable the government to scrap a planned 2% tax hike.
The improved fiscal picture will keep interest rates in place and avert a ratings downgrade. All of this increases Mexican purchasing power, helps the government finance itself and releases money for lending and investment in a new economy.
The shutdown began in the dead of Sunday night when Calderon sent in troops to head off union sabotage and put the utility under the control of Comision Federal de Electricidad, a company that uses many private contractors to distribute electricity.The commission will be a sight better than Luz y Fuerza del Centro, which lost a third of the electricity it produced and had costs 176% higher than CFE's. LyFC's losses forced ordinary Mexicans to pay for the waste through above-market rates. Bloated payrolls, inherited jobs and massive pension benefits (a retiree gets three times the salary of a worker) explain why this company required subsidies equal to the entire budget of the Mexican army