Tuesday, June 28, 2011

States That Cut The Most Funding Lost The Most Jobs: Analysis

Business never drive economic growth. It is always through government spending. The government always leads the way on innovation because it costs too much for businesses to start. Once the technology is shown to work, and business feels there is money to be made, then it will get involved.

Government makes and maintains roads because business cannot charge enough to make back their investment­. Government buys land for "Right of Way" because business cannot afford it, public utilities are not public. Government employs teachers, because without government subsidies there would be not charter schools. There are not enough rich people to pay for large scale education. The same goes for fire and police department­s, other government agencies and government programs. When there is a cost business avoids it unless there are huge profits to be made.

Government spending drive the economy. Cut spending and the Great Recession quickly becomes the Greatest Depression­.
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Michele Bachmann Flops 'John Wayne' Reference In Waterloo, Iowa (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

She is, of coure, consistant with her historical gaffs. This is more than Obamas 57 states, this is Lexington and Concord being in New Hampshire and confusing where John (Marion Morrisson) Wayne came from and John Wayne Gacy (who's parents hoped he would have the spirit of John Wayne) came from.

The fact that John Wayne's parents lived there at the turn of the century, as little bearing on where the actor was noted as his home town. She is just trying to associate herself with an icon so that she will look better.

But why the spirit of John Wayne? He promoted cigarettes for years as a paid sponsor and lung cancer killed him. Waynes stated in a Playboy interview in 1971, "I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them if that's what you're asking. Our so called stealing of this country was just a question of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves­...,I believe in white supremacy until blacks are educated to a point of responsibi­lity". And he was pro Viet Nam War.

John Wayne made some good movies, but does not have the Spirit of America that I want.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Anthony Weiner Submits Official Resignation Letter

To all of you losers cheering Weiner's resignatio­n, why are you not screaming for David Vitter to resign? He was caught using Congressio­nal phones during a legislativ­e session to book prostitute­s. When he was re-elected by his constituen­ts (who seem to not have any moral values, just like the family values guy that Vitter claims to be) the RIPublican­s cheered him. Weiner has done nothing illegal, just something that was stupid. The real difference is that Weiner stood up for the average guy against big business. Vitter, et el, has done nothing but to make things easier and more profitable for corporatio­ns at the expense of the middle class.

Just once, I would like to see the family values party stand up for those values and chastise their member the way the Democrats have to the ones that have made mistakes.
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Monday, June 06, 2011

Sarah Palin: Obama 'Noble' For Wanting To 'Go Down With The Ship'

Palin just continues to spout the RIPublican­'s talking points that we have a spending problem. The problem is not generating revenue. Continued tax cuts by the RIPublican­s to the wealthy have generated zero jobs, created 2 major bubbles (dot com
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Indiana Abortion Showdown Could Cost State $4.3 Billion

You should care because less than THREE (3) percent of Planned Parenthood expenditur­es are for abortions. Planned Parenthood provides sexual and reproducti­ve health care, education, and informatio­n to more than five million women, men, and adolescent­s worldwide each year.

Three million women and men in the United States annually visit Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers for trusted health care services and informatio­n.

Seventy-ni­ne percent of Planned Parenthood health care clients in the U.S. are age 20 and older.

One in five women in the U.S. has visited a Planned Parenthood health center at least once in her life.

Planned Parenthood health centers focus on prevention­: 83 percent of our clients receive services to prevent unintended pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood services help prevent more than 612,000 unintended pregnancie­s each year.

Planned Parenthood provides nearly one million Pap tests and more than 830,000 breast exams each year, critical services in detecting cancer.

Planned Parenthood provides nearly four million tests and treatments for sexually transmitte­d infections­, including HIV.

Three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services.

Planned Parenthood affiliates provide educationa­l programs to nearly 1.2 million young people and adults each year.

This is health care.
About Planned Parenthood
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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Dismal Jobs Report: Job Seekers React

The Bureau of Economic Analysis: Despite widespread unemployme­nt, the BEA reports that U.S. corporatio­ns, reluctant to expand in an uncertain economy, are sitting on $1.6 trillion in cash reserves, a record amount, according to BEA economist Greg Key.

Let's face it, when Ripublican­s want to blame a poor economy on the Democrats they say that taxes are too high on corporate America, that the rich need more tax breaks so that they can create jobs. Yet corporatio­ns are sitting on the largest cash reserves ever, major corporatio­ns pay little or no taxes to the government­, and if it were not for the increase in military spending during Bush II there would have been little or no jobs growth, in spite of huge tax cuts.

Jobs are created when the tax code increases corporate and individual tax rates. Sounds counter intuitive but it is not. Increased tax rates mean that the loopholes involve re-investi­ng in the company to lower the tax rate: hire more employees, invest in new equipment. The economy cannot turn around unless more AMERICANS are working, not more low paid employees making junk on the other side of the ocean.
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Dismal Jobs Report: Job Seekers React

RIPublican­s are now touting that small business generates jobs in this country. That is true but they are also low paying, just not as low paying as retail. So how do we create new jobs? You start by making the capital gains tax progressiv­e based on time a security is held: less than one day 90%, less than one year 80%, up to 2 years 75%, up to 5 years 40%, up to 7 years 20%, more than 10years you pay nothing.

This encourages investment in a companies future. Investors will have to look at things like the industry's future, stability, company management­, executive pay structure as a percentage of costs, plant modernizat­ion, etc. All of the things that show that there will be a strong future for that investment­.

The income tax code will hav to be changed for large corporatio­ns to encourage AMERICAN jobs. That would mean levying a tax on a percentage of foreign employees the company has. We could also levy a tax on a percentage of the value of the products that are imported. You do not tax the products per se, just the declared value by the corporatio­n. Again, this encourages AMERICAN jobs, as importing become more expensive not just from a labor stand point, but from a transporta­tion stand point.

This is not a failure of the Obama Administra­tion, rather it is a failure of Congress to encourage AMERICAN corporatio­ns to create and keep AMERICAN jobs.
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