Friday, December 10, 2010

Senator B. Sanders On Senate Floor…


was someone to behold as he tore into the Republicans and the Democrats who support those tax cuts for the rich. You should take the time to listen to the Senators rants,and learn something while you are at it.


Friday Funnies


   Time for the weekly dose of the “Friday Funnies,” complete with shots of the latest funny bumper stickers which grace the rear ends of your automobiles. Of course,I am also including the best of the “Late Night” comedians.

Part-time Governor Sarah Palin shot and killed a reindeer on last week’s TV show. And that was her Christmas special. Took her three shots. Well, she’s rusty. Last thing she brought down was John McCain." –David Letterman

"So it’s Bush tax cuts for two more years, and then it’ll be up to President Palin." –David Letterman


"A new study found that American schoolchildren rank 25th in math, 17th in science, and 14th in reading which, according to my calculations, means we're in third place. We're still leading in P.E., recess, and shop." –Jimmy Kimmel





"According to a report, the worst drivers in the country are in Washington, D.C. Republicans can only turn right, Democrats can only turn left, and Obama is weaving all over the place." –Jay Leno



  Tea Party Favorite               All From PoliticalHumor


Thursday, December 09, 2010

Did The Bush Tax Cuts Create Any Jobs?


    You and I know that those tax cuts did not create any meaningful jobs as was advertised. The Republicans also know this,but they keep getting away with this message because the understand that most Americans are stuck on stupid. The Republican Party counts on the “Jerry Springer” crowd to help keep their agenda going. You don’t like that statement? Well then! I urge you to take a look at our last mid-term elections.

   With those tax cuts in mind, I bring you this.

Did tax cuts to the rich create jobs in this country?

by icebergslim      Thu Dec 09, 2010
  This is a fair and direct question.

The reason I am asking it is because the negotiated tax plan from the White House with the Republicans touts it will create jobs.

My thing is this, "The millionaires and billionaires have had this tax cut for 10 years, where are the jobs?"

This is a valid question because does anyone believe that continuing this tax cut will create jobs in this country?

We are knocking on the door of 10% unemployment in this country and I don't see any relief of these numbers, anytime soon.  In fact, we need to create over 200K jobs a MONTH to catch up with inflation and the unemployment rate to off set it and we are talking about 200K a month for close to 2 years.

Look, the reality is this; all of this is a set up to marginalize President Obama further, along with the Democrats.  If you don't believe it, watch the ratcheting up for the next year from the GOP.  Watch about the continued lack of leadership, weakness from this president meme.  And the GOP has been stating this about him WAYYYY before Democrats got frustrated and started saying this publicly.

This dog and pony show will continue, it will not slow down or stop.  Every time President Obama wants something, he will be forced to cave to the Republican agenda.  Pushing these rich folk tax cuts is just kicking the can down the road and empowering, proving the point to the Republicans.  The Republicans believe they can defeat Obama in 2012, control the congress again, and make these tax cuts permanent.  The Republicans don't believe this economy will turn around anytime soon, the fact of the matter is that we don't have enough jobs to employ folk in this country.

The next act from the Republicans will be the call to PAY FOR THIS SHIT. And guess what they will trot out?  Social Security and Medicare cuts.  The GOP will continue to whine that these programs will bankrupt this country and must be overhauled.  Along with this disastrous meme, will be the reminder to President Obama that he is for "Pay Go".  Remember, words do matter and he did say he supported it.  This will put President Obama in another box.  And you think folks are angry at rich folk tax cuts, watch your Grandmother go off when she witness President Obama state, "..cuts in payment to social security must be done to save this country."

It will be a sham.

Why a sham?  Because the Republican Party is the party of spend, spend, and spend.  They spent us into the ground under George W. Bush, but spent the money on what they felt is best for themselves and their rich buddies.  That is how it went down.  When the Democrats came in power, we get shamed on the deficit and it must be under control, programs must be cut.  This bullshit is the biggest sham of all because we are spending fake money now to pass this tax cut and if the deficit was so damn important, WE WOULD NOT BE TALKING ABOUT THIS.  Personally, I don't know if this tax cut deal will pass or not.  But I do know that President Obama will become a mockery if it does. 

Finally, from TomP's diary a comment from lisastar:

caller on Ed's show yesterday (7+ / 0-)

an international flight attendant reporting on what she overhears from US CEOs on her flights. It's all about opening new factories overseas and buying second homes in the 3rd world country of choice to make it easier to commute.

Another caller in the import business said: Trickle down economics works great to create jobs - JOBS OVERSEAS.  The wealthy are investing alright, just not in America.

Screw the president's bill.

That is the real point here (and I heard the same caller on Ed's radio show).  Until any President have the fortitude to revamp trade agreements to China, India, Brazil, etc., this argument will continue to go in circles.  This country is feeling the affects of a poor NAFTA agreement and bad trade agreements resulting in CEO's of this country opening up their manufacturing plants abroad to the tune of 1.00 an hour for personnel with no benefits.  This country can not compete with that and to be brutally honest, it won't change.  President Obama can say whatever he wants, but the real banker that we owe is China and those floodgates of their bad gear, food is not going to stop coming into this country anytime soon.

That is the dilemma about jobs in this country and why we will be sitting on high unemployment for a very long time.  Tax cuts to the rich are not going to create any jobs and if you believe that, then a cup of reality is much needed.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Obama’s Tax Cut Deal


   Keith Olbermann  gave a blistering comment on President Obama’s handout to the rich.



Tuesday, December 07, 2010

President Obama Gets Middle Class Crumbs…


    ….from the Republicans and their wealthy,corporate masters,for giving them an extra tax cut. so folks, there’s another big chunk of change that the government will have to do without. $700 billion in tax cuts for the rich and infamous! What a fucking joke this party of Democrats have turned into over the past 2 years. I think that maybe they should all seek some kind of counseling since they all appear to be one massive group of mentally deficient jack-asses.

   Mr. Obama is giving a news conference at the moment talking about how the tax cuts will be up for another vote in a few years and that maybe then those cuts for the rich will be done away with. WTF? In a few years the Republicans will have not only the House, but they will also have the Senate and possibly the White House. Does anyone really think that the Republicans are even going to think about dropping those cuts for the wealthy once they have even more control of the government? I think not.

   So folks, look for our employment rate to begin going down in the near future,and for more citizens to end up on the unemployment line. Cuts for the rich will help create jobs? Didn’t work under Reagan,nor under George Bush Jr.,and it will not work this time around either.

   This may be the first time in a long time that the United States economy will not improve under a Democratic President. Same thing may happen to Wall Street. It’s doing okay now, but Obama has 2 more years to help make it tank even though business has posted record profits. With all of those profits we should have had a pretty good increase in jobs for the workers looking for them.

   President Obama is right on track to become a one trick pony,and that trick (health care reform) was half assed.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Windows Reinstall…


…once again I’ve had to reinstall Windows 7. Tired of having to do this every 3 months because of problems which should have been fixed by Microsoft by now.

  No further posting until Tuesday,December7


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WikiLeaks Site Mirrors


   Oh yes, the United States government and many others around the world are still attempting to keep WikiLeaks off of the internet because of those damned embassy cables that the site posted online.

    I am happy to say that those government efforts are not going so well,as many other site online have taken to mirroring the WikiLeaks site. Good for them.

  You still want to keep up with the cables? Great, then go check out SaveWikiLeaks.Net to view those cables.


Sunday, December 05, 2010

President Obama’s Problem


    Not only has President Obama lied to those of us who went out and raised lots of cash for his campaign for the office which he now occupies, but the man has also shown  his supporters that he is also a wimp when it comes to governing the United States. Not only is this an Obama problem,it is a problem that the Democrats have in general. A spineless group of folks who cannot stand up for what they are supposed to believe in,and they are certainly not standing up for the average joe when it comes to the major issues of importance to you and I.

    Let’s take those Bush tax cuts for an example. Our president has been busting his ass in order to gain a compromise with the Republicans over the cuts for those making $250,000 a year or more. The problem with Obama and his compromise is that overall, 50 percent of those surveyed say that they only want the tax cuts extended to those making less than $250,000 a year.

    So, is Obama just flat out not listening to the American people or is he just inept,or is he now also on the take? He is,after all,one of those who would benefit from those Bush tax cuts.

   Frank Rich got it right in his editorial in the N.Y.Times on Sunday regarding Obama’s White House meeting with his hostage takers from across the aisle.

Hardly had this staged effusion of happy talk been disseminated than we learned of Mitch McConnell’s letter vowing to hold not just the president but the entire government hostage by blocking all legislation until the Bush-era tax cuts were extended for the top 2 percent of American households.

The captors will win this battle, if they haven’t already by the time you read this, because Obama has seemingly surrendered his once-considerable abilities to act, decide or think.

   Maybe Obama should shut his so-called advisors up and learn to think for himself once again. Then again,maybe it is to late.