Google Inc. (GOOG:US), Red Hat Inc. (RHT:US), Oracle Corp. (ORCL:US) and other technology companies are contributing dozens of computer engineers and programmers to help the Obama administration fix the U.S. health-insurance exchange website.
The U.S., sadly, has become a nation of dependents, and Obamanomics is accelerating the process. With debt at $17 trillion and rising, more than $50 trillion in unfunded liabilities, and fewer workers to pay for it all we will soon be bankrupt.
A nation of welfare dependents who won’t or can’t work or pay taxes cannot prosper. Instead, it becomes stagnant and unproductive. We’re well on our way.
By Junius P. Long
Food For Thought ~cornman
If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally …you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
The short video explains the power of voting with your purchases and how choosing American -made produces will stem the tide of outsourcing.
There are three points that I believe will spell failure to an otherwise solid plan to reinvigorate the American economy. First, Americans by and large are terrible voters and make poor choices when given the power to choose. They gave the fox the keys to the hen house twice when it came for electing an executive to the White House! Voting with their purchases is really asking a lot from a populace who decided to throw their country away when they casted their ballots for Obama.
The second point concerns economic laws. Paying more and getting less runs counter to getting the most bang out of your buck. Buying just an extra 5% of American made products doesn’t seem like much, but spreading that increase across the nation will in fact employ the power of economies of scale. Certainly, the sheer force of numbers will drive businesses to supply the demand. Sure, the old law of supply and demand will buoy up the sectors of the economy where people are purchasing more products. Nevertheless, there are fatal systemic problems that the narrator didn’t touch on.
Finally, systemic problems promote a toxic economic environment. Government’s overreaching regulations, onerous taxation, and a host of business disincentives drives jobs, talent, and wealth from our shores. The American people, perhaps unknowingly, voted for this array of wealth-killing initiatives by electing a president who knows nothing about creating wealth, but certainly excels in taking it or destroying it.
I can’t knock the narrator for putting forth an approach that empowers consumers to promote positive economic change. Lord knows our country needs it. However, the very people who need to make these changes are also the ones who voted for America’s demise. We are quickly becoming a nation of takers and looters. Government policy has created the perfect death spiral of disincentives that fuel a perpetuating underclass dependent on an elected entity that eviscerates the economic forces that would have created the jobs, opportunities, and independence for the very people they claim to be helping. Let the truth be know, the politicians really don’t want people to be independent; they just might start thinking on their own and start voting for the other guy who promotes liberty and wealth through free markets, smaller government, and rule of law.
Granted, buying American products will promote job growth, but it’s a pipe dream when we have an electorate that puts a man like Obama in the highest office in the land. Don’t forget to thank the fourth estate, our beloved media, for making the Obamanation a reality.
Comrades, of course the sky is off limits, such irrefutable evidence is staring them right in their right-wing faces because they still continue to refuse our leader’s special supreme powers. Special powers that magically transforms flatulent blowhards and ignorant bumbling idiots into international statesmen who are imbued with the spirit of confiscatory forms of taxation to fund the fine art of social engineering. Unless people of this country take drastic steps, social scientists predict that we will be plagued with many more existential problems that can only be solved by the next Democrat National Convention or the Republican leaders will be willing to roll over and play dead once again.Certainly slapping a greenpeace bumper sticker on your Prius would help some!
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Barack Obama has pursued the most aggressive \”war on leaks\” since the Nixon administration, according to a report published on Thursday that says the administration\’s attempts to control the flow of information is hampering the ability of journalists to do their jobs.
The author of the study, the former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie, says the administration\’s actions have severely hindered the release of information that could be used to hold it to account.
The press is suppose to ask the hard questions. That’s just basic and expected, yet the very fact that Barry was elected means that our media failed to follow through and now look where we are!
Since it first appeared, in the essay “Why I Write” in 1946, this line of Orwell’s has been quoted so often we can easily forget that it is false. Even the truest writing is artificial, as Orwell knew, because writing is unnatural. Some sentences will be more honest than other sentences, it’s true, and they will be well-intentioned or not, to one degree or another, but none of them will be transparent. Head doctors tell us we can’t glance in a mirror without some adjustment of the facial muscles, or walk onto a stage without a change in posture or gait, no matter how infinitesimal or sly. Something similar happens when we take pen in hand or huddle in front of the keyboard. Nobody transfers himself whole and natural and naked to the page to be gazed upon by friends and strangers through the glass.
He saw the surveillance state way ahead of his time. The prescience of “1984” can chill you after pondering how the growth of government combined with the advances in technology create the monster-state Orwell fictionalized. The ubiquitous street cameras, drones, and the NSA shall eventually morph into an oppressive beast if left unchecked.
“Animal Farm” demonstrates how all animals are equal while some are more equal than others just like Obama exempts members of Congress from the onerous Obamacare.
I’m looking at “Burmese Days” and “Homage to Catalonia” on the bookshelf. Which should I open first?
Lew told CNN\’s \”State of the Union\” show last Sunday \”there is no option preventing us from being in default if we don\’t have the cash to pay our bills.\”
No option? In reality, we have more than enough cash to pay our debts. Revenues flowing into federal coffers exceed our debt payments by nearly 12-to-1.
Sure, if we breached the debt ceiling, we would have to cut federal spending elsewhere and shut down some unnecessary functions of government — a kind of Super Sequester. But our debts would be paid.