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Obama Has Deep Pockets (Yours!)

“You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?  The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.” – Joe Biden “We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate.” – Frank McKinney ‘Kin’ Hubbard “When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.” — Clarence Darrow “In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.” – Charles de Gaulle The biggest spender in the history of history, flush with a brand new letter of credit courtesy of John Boehner and company, […]

Hostess Workers Fire Themselves: Strike Causes Three Bakeries to Close

Earlier this year, we covered that Hostess, the iconic brand that makes such treats as Twinkies, was going bankrupt.  At the top of the list of causes was  high labor costs.  The company had stated that if the union went on strike, the company would be liquidated.  But, when the company made an offer to save the company, the workers decided that they didn’t want their jobs after all.  The Gateway Pundit has more… Over 600 workers will no longer have a job. Nice work bakers’ union. St. Louis Today reported: Hostess Brands permanently closed three bakeries Monday, including a plant in St. […]

Obama’s Second Term EPA to Destroy Coal Industry

Apparently, the Obama Administration is holding back on announcing new regulations, especially from the EPA.  It would seem that the Administration does not want prospective voters knowing what the EPA will be up to.  However, Freedom Works has some relevant information… First, an October report from Republican Sen. James Inhofe indicated that the EPA specifically “punted” on numerous regulations in an attempt to “earn votes” for a second term.   … Then, the administration illegally failed to meet a deadline for releasing regulatory plans for the coming year, a move which prompted Inhofe to release the following statement: “President Obama is refusing to comply with the law that requires him to publish forthcoming regulations because he doesn’t […]

2012 Turning Into Battle Between Successful American and Bankrupt European models?

Some of you probably don’t enjoy the ‘Obama everyday’ approach that some blogs have adopted, and I have also struggled with this, but the truth of the matter is that this Presidential campaign is increasingly becoming a story between two opposing forces and a good storyteller (me) should always focus on the main characters in that battle. The battle lines have been drawn up. On one side is President Barack Obama, who has taken the lead in the new-look Democratic Party and is being followed by assorted people like Senator Stabenow and Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi. He has declared war on […]

Is Your City or Town Going Bankrupt?

Most of us follow national politics, many of us follow state politics, but how many are closely watching their own local politics? Your city or town might just be running deficits and facing bankruptcy- and when it does, their might be no one to bail them out, and police and fire and library and recreational services will be gone. From The Trumpet story More U.S. Cities Going Bankrupt Indicate Nation’s Future: …Last Friday, the city of Scranton sent out paychecks to its employees, as it does every two weeks. But these checks were for amounts significantly smaller than usual because Mayor […]

Are Washington Leaders Ruining the Economy on Purpose or Are They Just Plain Ignorant?

Government officials in Washington would have you believe that the economic decisions they are making are in the best interest of the public and that chief economic advisors agree they are doing the right thing. These officials would have you believe that running a country (economically speaking – macroeconomics) is vastly different than running your small business or your individual budget (microeconomics).  This is what they want you to believe, but in reality they are wrong. Whether you are running a household, a business or a country, certain firm concrete realities exist.  The biggest one of those is: if you […]

Germany Levying Special Tax of 1% on Young Workers to Support Bankrupt Entitlement Programs; Is This the Future for America too?

As a teacher, every day I go to school and work my tail off teaching the future of America the skills, concepts, abilities, and information they are going to need to be successful citizens. I am passionate about our future; I work daily with the youth of our nation; and I care about this issue. And it pisses me off to see the future for these students so clearly and yet know that some of them are going to be voting Democrat in the coming election. Under President Obama and the new extreme liberal Democratic Party, our nation’s debt has […]

Mine Union Boss Suddenly Realizes that Obama Wants to Kill Coal: Amazement Ensues

Conservatives have known that Obama has it in for all things coal.  We know this because he’s said so-no prophesy or divination required! However, it seems that quite a few people didn’t pay attention to what candidate Obama was saying.  Case in point, Cecil Roberts, boss of bosses of the United Mine Workers.  Apparently, Cecil just now realized that Obama is going to put a lot of his “constituents” out of work… The coal industry will suffer the same fate as Osama bin Laden under new climate regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, the head of the United Mine […]

How Public Sector Union Work

Ever wonder how public sector unions work?  Ever think about why they are bankrupting states?  Here is a video from Andrew Klavan that answers those questions and more… H/T: The Daley Gator