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Mega Rich are now “Job Creators”

September 21, 2011

I just love how the Repubs do that. We can’t raise taxes on the “job creators” or they won’t be able to “create jobs”. Since when?

At the same time, they berate Obama for the lack of new jobs. So what are these “job creators” doing? Where are the jobs?

What they’re doing of course is sinking all the money they save on taxes into new personal investments so they can save even more on low taxes.

Create jobs my ass. Create this, assholes.

America nears – The End

September 20, 2008

With sadness and relish, I await it.

US economy continues to collapse

August 3, 2008

This is no surprise. Bush and company has been pouring the economy into the toilet for years. I think he’s about ready to flush. This from Bloomberg.

Employers in the U.S. fired workers in July for a seventh straight month and cut hours for remaining staff to a record low, signaling economic growth weakened at the start of the second half of the year. Americans labored an average 33 hours and 36 minutes per week, six minutes less than in June and matching the shortest workweek since records began in 1964, the Labor Department said yesterday in Washington. The jobless rate jumped to 5.7 percent, the highest level in more than four years.

Once he pushes that handle, it’s gonna be a whole lot harder to recover what’s been lost. In any case, I think that, even though he is a lame duck and losing some of his power, the worst is yet to come.

Obama: Speak more than just English speech causes uproar

July 10, 2008

Well, at least it caused an uproar in the usual republican circles.

In what I thought was a very good, down to earth speech, Obama suggested that American children should learn a foreign language along with English. OMG! NOT A FOREIGN LANGUAGE! AMERICANS?

Yeah, pretty ridiculous idea. Why should Americans, the rulers of the world – the superior race – the most intelligent people on the planet – the chosen people by God, have to learn someone else’s – anyone else’s language. DAMN THOSE HEATHENS! If they want to talk to us, they damn well better be able to speak our language. Even if we are in their country!

Guess what? Many of them already do speak your language. Because they have such a better public school system than exists in the US, because they understand the advantages of being bi-lingual, because they have a clue about being prepared for international business, their syllabus includes English.

Because Obama suggested that it might be a good idea for American people to be able to say more than Merci Beaucoup, or Si Senor when they are in a foreign country, the right wing biased, drippingly wealthy, racist msm jumped on it and tried to make it sound as if that was a bad thing. And the Americans will go, “OOOOO…” what a bad suggestion! He wants us all to be Mexicans! Or Chinese! Or some such idiotic ignorant bullshit.

You know what, gang? It’s a damn good idea for American children to be required to speak a second languadge. You know, like almost all of the other modern countries require. It’s a small world and who knows what business is going to look like even 20 years from now? We currently are teaching our children how to do the jobs that exist today. But many of the jobs, indeed about 50%,  that will need filling in 20 years don’t even exist now.

Not to mention the fact that, if the US stays on its current course, if it continues to sink into economic depression, if it continues to produce failure after failure internationally and to lose respect around the world, if it’s weakened knees finally give out and it crumbles, your children would be well served to be able to communicate with foreign people from perhaps the new, more powerful nations.

Bush’s Ratings Soar on Bright Economic News!

April 30, 2008

Just kidding.

Bush scored a 27% approval rating this week on his handling of the economy, his worst showing ever in that category. So, what does he do? What any other stressed out Republican in denial would do. He blames the Democrats.

President Bush, hoping to inoculate his party and his presidential legacy from election-year anger over the economy, heaped criticism on the Democratic-led Congress on Tuesday for “letting the American people down.”

I gotta say, regardless of the subject matter, Bush has an enormous amount of nerve to talk about anyone other than himself “letting the American people down”. I can’t recall any former president who had less of a clue or cared less about what the American people want. With Bush, it’s almost as if he reads the polls and then does exactly the opposite of what they suggest. He then blames the anger and frustration of the people on Congress.

…But he offered no new ideas for a range of economic worries now facing the country, from record gas prices and soaring food costs to rising inflation, layoffs and home foreclosures, and a credit crunch that even has sparked fears of a college student loan squeeze.

Well of course he didn’t offer any new ideas. He doesn’t have any. He believes that by putting a few hundred dollars in your pocket, dollars you’ll end up spending on $4.00 gasoline, that you will forget about the spiraling inflation, soaring food costs, obscene gasoline prices, the housing nightmare, business closings and job loses and record setting budget deficits.

Oh, and the other thing he is depending on you to forget is Iraq and Afghanistan. And, I must admit Mr. President, that strategy appears to be working. Not one war related headline in Google news this morning to distract us from your agenda.

He still refuses to use the term “recession” as if we are all so stupid as to believe that as long as that word never passes his lips, we don’t have one. He uses terms like “slowdown” and “tough times” and “difficult straits” to make it seem like it’s not quite so bad. Of course, he NEVER goes to a gas station to fill up his tank, he NEVER goes grocery shopping, he NEVER pays a medical bill and he NEVER has to worry about being laid off.

He didn’t even have to worry about being impeached for his criminal, traitorous acts because he knows that the American people don’t have the balls to demand that it happen. We are much better moaners and groaners than we are demanders and insisters.

Bush does have one plan though, to get us out of this “difficult strait”.

But he pivoted quickly to longer-term fixes that he favors, such as opening a coastal strip of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil exploration and production, and making it easier to build new oil refineries and nuclear power plants. All are longtime priorities of his that have been stymied in Congress.

Sure, his one solution to YOUR problems is to give HIS oil buddies a free hand to expand their businesses and reap more profits while they further fuck up the tiny bit of unspoiled environment we have left. And I’m just absolutely positive that when they do it, your gas prices will come tumbling back down. And the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy and the old bearded sage in the sky really do exist.


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