A story of rampant child abuse—ignored and abetted by the police—is emerging out of the British town of Rotherham. Until now, its scale and scope would have been inconceivable in a civilized country. Its origins, however, lie in something quite ordinary: what one Labour MP called “not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat.”
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.
A letter dated July 25 and signed by Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat and caucus chairwoman, urges President Obama to consider Miss Jackson Lee for the position, calling the Democrat a “voice of reason” that the agency could stand to gain, the Houston Chronicle reported.
“Representative Jackson Lee would serve as an effective DHS Secretary because she understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland security,” the letter reads.
She’s black, so just give her the job already! How could it get any worse with Obama at the helm?
Diversity: Now even ZIP codes are racist, and according to this race-obsessed administration, you’re racist for living in a suburban area with little public housing. And it plans to change that.
In what may be the most ambitious social-engineering project undertaken by the federal government, the administration is mapping every neighborhood in America by race. The stated purpose is to use the data to compel local officials to loosen zoning laws and build more public housing, thereby offering more poor inner-city minorities better opportunities for housing and education.
But the unstated purpose is forced racial integration. The suburbs are just too white for Obama and his race-mongering social engineers. They think they “geospatially discriminate” against minorities, never mind that more and more middle-class blacks are flocking to them on their own.
I find it curious how a government agency expects the public to believe that shuffling around people will somehow make them better people. No thought about how government subsidizes illegitimacy, promotes lethargy, and virtually sucks the life force from people by using our tax money to buy their loyalty, their votes, and dignity. Breading human refuse, uprooting the virulent mess, and then planting it in working communities that earned their keep is an example of the most vile and hypocritical abuse of power. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan would never think of bringing the blighted morass of public housing and all its dysfunctional inhabitants into his safe domain. Barry Obama would concur. Leaving housing to the free market means too much choice, too much freedom, and not enough government interference.
“When the most lavishly funded government on the planet comes after you,
eventual guilt or innocence is irrelevant: The process is the punishment.”
I found the gem in the comment section of Mark Steyn’s article covering the IRS scandal. In essence, the lawyers and the bloated bureaucracy will win while the accused, whether guilty or innocent, will be left bankrupt.
What are the drunks going to do with all that urine? Hey, no more dice throwing in the alley! Does that mean I have to buy an Xbox now?
“For these three offenses, the rates of default have been in the 50 to 70 percent range. . . . Residents forced to observe these behaviors eventually become numb to these violations of decency and unacceptable behavior. As a result, the scale of acceptable behavior gradually falls away,” Georgas said. “This sort of unchecked behavior will then lead to further disorder and can ultimately lead to other crimes such as solicitation, narcotics sales and gang loitering. That is why it is imperative that we enforce these quality of life issues that are being ignored, so offenders realize their behavior will not be accepted.”
For starters, the state, county, and city are broke. The jails can’t even house the murders for their entire sentence. Do they really think there is room for peeing offenders who don’t pay their tickets?
The big-cheese police boss says the community becomes numb with offenses like these going unpunished. Well, that “community” is already inured to not working for a living, not raising children in a two parent home, not raising children period, and electing Democrats who push policies that foster more and more dependency on government. Drinking, gambling, and pissing are just a normal symptoms of existence in a government-subsidized subculture.
Take away the section 8, cancel the Link cards, stop rewarding reckless procreation, and wipe out that overblown sense of entitlement. These miserable people would be able to lead a life if the government would just let them live it like the rest of us.
I watched the video and wondered why all those white teenagers were acting up and running amuck. Oh, the marauding youth turned out to be hoards of black teens subsidized by our tax dollars. Sorry, only absent parents, or rather irresponsible baby’s mamas are to blame along with government policies that reward reckless procreation with monetary subsidies for more reckless procreation.
Andrew Holmes made false claims regarding the parents of the out-of-control throng by saying that the parents need to check their child if they’ve been arrested. Come on Andrew, these feral beasts have no parents–the government went to great lengths to make sure of that! I think every news channel had a mic in this guy’s face. Another example of the new’s soft touch regarding minorities, especially the black ones, and crime.
“How could anyone with a sense of pride participate in a meaningless parade of nothingness,” quipped Alex, leader and brainchild of a marauding four man team in the U.K. “When we have a thirst for the ulta-violent, we fancy a romp without diluting the experience with more participants. We viddy a mark, take pleasure in drawing some blood, reap some copper, and after feeling rather fagged and shagged we head over to the Korova Milk Bar for some milk plus. Me and my droogies have standards unlike those savage blokes in Chicago.
President Obama blamed the Bush administration for the violence in Chicago in late March. His impassioned speech addressed the core issues regarding the flash mobs:
“I’m sure people would like to blame the warm weather or the racial makeup of the melee participants. One might even go as far as to blame the hard working layabout single mothers who bore these ragging beasts out of wedlock without ever having any intention to wed the sperm downer. No explanation can best expose the genesis of these violent outbreaks than the former Bush administration that failed to properly subsidize the degenerate, the unwilling, and the sloth. I’m here to change that and I’m changing it now. But lets focus on gay marriage and gun control; pay no attention to the debt, illegal aliens, and endless spending. We get through this by borrowing our way to prosperity.”