Higher government spending is a direct tax on growth. Nations that spend more inevitably grow more slowly. Those who vote for Hillary Clinton and all of her many ideas to spend more should know that they are voting for lower incomes, more poverty and fewer jobs.
I tend to equate religion with ones sexual orientation. Go ahead and practice all you want, but please keep it out of my face. If you are a decent human being, straight or gay, you should be protected from violence and discrimination. Just don’t expose my children to your deviance with television programs, ads, and educational curriculum that attempts to lend legitimacy to your lifestyle.
The trend to legitimize homosexuality continues to gather more steam and attract mindless followers. Target made a mistake by creating a gay marriage ad like the one posted above. I like to buy my stuff without getting messages like this. Target can be pro gay by simply not discriminating; the in-you-face ad that promotes a deviant lifestyle simply tells me I have to shop elsewhere. You want to stick some agenda in my face and take my money? I don’t think so. Especially when I don’t agree with the agenda!
Furthermore, alderman have no business banning Target from opening a store in his district because of its in-you-face pro gay agenda. Let the chips fall where they may, but don’t have overreaching politicians try to mess with the free market. Target has every right to sell its products and government shouldn’t get in the way of economic activity because someone doesn’t like their values. Let the customers decide. In the meantime, my money is going to Walmart.
More on this topic regarding businesses and their involvement with the gay marriage agenda can be found here.
Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. economy grew at a slothful 1.5% in the second quarter and way below the level needed to create new jobs. Workers and small businesses are losing hope. Yes, Mr. President, “you built that.”
Despite our $16 trillion in debt and a bloated federal deficit of $1.2 trillion, Obama and the Democrats keep telling us that we need more spending and intervention in the economy for it to reach “escape velocity,” as if the economy were a rocket ship or something.
Obama also likes to say the economy “grows from the middle out,” and that America needs “bottom-up prosperity” — two nifty little sayings that, as any economist worth his salt will tell you, are utterly bereft of meaning.
Economies grow when entrepreneurs start businesses and create jobs. That’s what creates “the middle,” and also what lets “the bottom” rise up. It’s that simple.
Another gem I found in the comment section of a story regarding the Colorado psycho and the hefty grant money he was awarded:
Brilliant! But for those who can’t comprehend the irony, maybe this old saw might help:
Once upon a time, there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered some grains of wheat.
She called her neighbors and said, “If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?”
“Not I,” said the neighbors
“Then I will,” said the little red hen, and she did.
The wheat grew tall and ripened into golden grain. “Who will help me reap my wheat?” asked the little red hen.
“Not I,” said the duck.
“Out of my classification,” said the pig.
“I’d lose my seniority,” said the cow.
“I’d lose my unemployment compensation,” said the goose.
“Then I will,” said the little red hen, and she did.
At last it came time to bake the bread. “Who will help me bake the bread?” asked the little red hen.
“That would be overtime for me,” said the cow.
“I’d lose my welfare benefits,” said the duck.
“I’m a dropout and never learned how,” said the pig.
“If I’m to be the only helper, that’s discrimination,” said the goose.
“Then I will,” said the little red hen.
She baked five loaves and held them up for her neighbors to see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share.
But the little red hen said, “No, I can eat the five loaves.”
“Excess profits!” cried the cow.
“Capitalist leech!” screamed the duck.
“I demand equal rights!” yelled the goose.
And the pig just grunted.
And they painted “unfair” picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.
When the government agent came, he said to the little red hen, “You must not be greedy.”
“But I earned the bread,” said the little red hen.
“Exactly,” said the agent. “That is the wonderful free enterprise system. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide their product with the idle.”
And they lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, “I am grateful. I am grateful.”
But her neighbors wondered why she never again baked any more bread.
‘And what do you know?’: Business leaders hit back at Obama after he says the wealthy AREN’T responsible for their own success
National Federation of Independent Business slams Obama for remarks challenging significance of U.S. entrepreneurs
Obama told supporters over the weekend that it was governments – not individuals – who create jobs
Romney camp adds that his view shows how unqualified he is to lead the country into economic recovery
Radio host Rush Limbaugh accuses the president of ‘destroying the American dream.’
Responding to a bloodbath of violence over the weekend, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday that he’s seeing an “uptick” in gang conflicts — and will soon provide beat cops with better information about gangs to stop retaliatory shootings. Gangs were responsible for almost all of the 37 shootings and nine murders from Friday through Sunday, McCarthy said. When he took over as superintendent almost a year ago, gangs represented about half the firearm violence, but now they’re to blame for more than 80 percent of it, McCarthy said. “They are splintering off into smaller gang factions and it’s getting more difficult for us to track and predict what’s going to happen next,” he said. via Mayor: City to do more to fight violence after bloody weekend – Chicago Sun-Times.
An indigenous native to the crime invested gangland provides an articulate analysis and offers a solution:
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Bank of America will significantly slash mortgage balances for as many as 200,000 borrowers.
As part of the $26 billion settlement reached between the five major mortgage servicers, the federal government and the attorneys general of 49 states and District of Columbia last month, Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500) customers who qualify could see their mortgages reduced by an average of $100,000 or more, according to bank spokesman Rick Simon.
‘Forced to stand for 24 hours, suicide nets, toxin exposure and explosions’: Inside the Chinese factories making iPads for Apple ‘Working excessive overtime without a single day off during the week’ ‘Living together in crowded dorms and exposure to dangerous chemicals’ Two explosions in 2011 in China ‘due to aluminum dust’ killed four workers Almost 140 injured after using toxin in factory, reports New York Times.
China is probably 100 years behind the U.S. regarding industrial safety and worker’s rights. Apple still charges a hefty price for its products while they benefit from the slave labor in the People’s Republic of China. The media is probably too busy harping on Rush Limbaugh or some other innocuous non-story.
Warren Buffett, who controls the biggest shareholding of the No. 1 U.S. mortgage lender, said banks were victimized by some homeowners who refinanced their loans before getting evicted.
“Large numbers of people who have ‘lost’ their house through foreclosure have actually realized a profit because they carried out refinancings earlier that gave them cash in excess of their cost,” Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said Feb. 25 in his annual letter. “In these cases, the evicted homeowner was the winner, and the victim was the lender.”
There was more than enough scamming on both sides.