No need to be dialectic. Images and so easy to discern.
….And The Band Plays On…..
….And The Band Plays On…..
As reported by CBS Las Vegas…… One employer fired 22 of his 114 employees as a direct result of the Obama re-election. It is shameful when one has the power to exercise his angst against people based on not having their “way” politically. Some people never stop the satisfaction of their pacifier. The employer, whose first name is David, asked CBS for anonymity I am certain it will take just a few days for one of the 22 fired employees to give-up the name of the company and the name of the ‘boss’.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even more from this compelling conversation:
“I’ve done my share of educating my employees. I never tell them which way to vote. I believe in the free system we have, I believe in the right to choose who they want to be president, but I did explain as a business owner that I have always put my employees first. I always made sure that when I went without a paycheck that [I] made sure they were paid. And I explained that I always put them first and unfortunately I’m at a point where I’m being forced to have to worry about me and my family now and a business that I built from just me to 114 employees.
“I explained to them a month ago that if Obama gets in office that the regulations for Obamacare are gonna hurt our business, and I’m gonna have to make provisions to make sure I have enough money to cover the payroll taxes, the additional health care I’m gonna have to do, and I explained that to them and I said you do what you feel like in your heart you need to do, but I’m just letting you know as a warning this is things I have to think of as a business owner.
“Well unfortunately, and most of my employees are Hispanic — I’m not gonna go into what kind of company I have, but I have mostly Hispanic employees — well unfortunately we know what happened and I can’t wait around anymore, I have to be proactive. I had to lay off 22 people today to make sure that my business is gonna thrive and I’m gonna be around for years to come. I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way. Elections do have consequences, but so do choices. A choice you make every day has consequences and you know what, I’ve always put my employees first, but unfortunately today I have to put me and my family first, and you watch what’s gonna happen. I’m just one guy with 114 employees — well was 114 employees — watch what happens in the next six months. The Dow alone lost 314 points today. There’s a tsunami coming and if you didn’t think this election had consequences, just wait.”
Regardless of rationale, there is something basically wrong with this picture.
|“You people” ”Grownups”|
|Don’t be fooled……|
The week for Akin and his party has been revealing. We have witnessed the net-affect’ of demagoguery taken beyond belief too far. While the comments about abortion affects far more people in a direct manner, when coupled with his comments about legislation that facilitates voting for minorities and legislation that impacts basic civil rights for minorities, Akin has exposed the inner psyche of his party Of course, the majority of conservatives abhor Akin’s remarks about rape. I posit it is shame more people do not feel same about his voting right and civil rights comments.
Let’s face facts, is the GOP suppressing votes? How can Akin’s remarks in that regard be so out of line. I suggest his remarks (gender based and race base) are not over-the-top out of line, but revelation that cannot be apologized away.
|Stupid and too much GOP ideology..|
This is the second high-profile attack on the president from ex-elite military operatives. Last month, Ryan Zinke, a Montana State Senator and former commander of Navy SEAL Team Six, started a super PAC, Special Operations for America , which is dedicated to supporting Mitt Romney and hitting President Obama on leaks and on politicizing Bin Laden’s death. According to Mr. Zinke, these two super PACs are just the first salvo in what will be a sustained assault on the president by high-level ex-soldiers.
WOLF BLITZER, CNN: This is the guy who’s sitting right here who had the guts to tell the commander in chief we should do it, let’s do it. And when you ordered that raid and when you said you think you – you didn’t even know for sure that bin Laden was in Abbottabad at that compound about a mile or so away from the West Point of Pakistan, did you?ADM. WILLIAM MCRAVEN, COMMANDER, U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS: Well, let me make one thing clear. I didn’t order the raid.(LAUGHTER)BLITZER: But he told the president of the United States that he thought he could do it.MCRAVEN: I mean, and this is not a small point. The fact of the matter is it was the president of the United States that ordered the raid.BLITZER: And he deserves an enormous amount of credit for that decision.MCRAVEN: Absolutely, he does.(APPLAUSE)
The Scorpion and the FrogA scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The
frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion
says, "Because if I do, I will die too."
The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"
Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."
It is in neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan's nature to think people first."People first" is not a GOP paradigm.
Sources:1. "Ryan's budget cuts would cost jobs," The Economic Policy Institute Blog, March 21, 2012.
2. "Five Times Mitt Romney Has Embraced The Ryan Budget," ThinkProgress, August 11, 2012.
3. "Study: Romney tax plan would result in cuts for rich, higher burden for others," Washington Post, August 1, 2012.
4. "Romney's Bain Capital invested in companies that moved jobs overseas," Washington Post, June 21, 2012.
5. "Romney's Tax Plan May Cost U.S. As Many As 800,000 Jobs: Report," Huffington Post, July 17, 2012.
|Image Courtesy The Raw Story.com|
The Raw Story published a piece about the Catholic Nuns’ Bus tour on July 2 of this year.
Paul Ryan is a Catholic. His zany budget plan (The Path to Prosperity) is not perceived by Catholic hierarchy as a plan that is within the realm of acceptable.
The Raw Story, July 2, 2012
“Paul Ryan has claimed to be a faithful Catholic, and I have no reason to suspect that that isn’t accurate, “Sister Mary Ellen Lacy Daughter, a lobbyist at Catholic social justice lobbying group NETWORK, told Raw Story. “What we do know, and what the bishops agree with us on, is that the document, the budget that he wrote, is not a moral document. It is not a faithful budget. It is not consistent with the Catholic social teachings. He may claim one thing, but it is clearly in opposition to what we believe.”
“The reality is we should be voting for people who espouse our values, not necessarily voting for your religion,” Daughter said. “What we can judge is the product of what they put out, and Ryan put out a budget that decimates programs that provide for people’s futures.”
Ryan’s budget has also come under criticism by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to which Ryan responded on Fox News, “These are not all the Catholic bishops, and we just respectfully disagree.”
Analysis by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities found that Ryan’s proposed budget would give millionaires an additional $265,000 on top of the already-enacted Bush tax cuts while cutting funding for the food stamp program by $134 billion. An additional analysis found that 62 percent of Ryan’s proposed budget cuts come from programs for low-income Americans.
House of Representatives (Committee On the Budget)
The Path to Prosperity:
A Blueprint for American Renewal
House Budget Committee – Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution
For years, both political parties have made empty promises to the American people. Unfortunately, the President refuses to take responsibility for avoiding the debt-fueled crisis before us. Instead, his policies have put us on the path to debt and decline.
The President and his party’s leaders refuse to take action in the face of the most predictable economic crisis in our nation’s history. The President’s budget calls for more spending and more debt, while Senate Democrats – for over 1,000 days – have refused to pass a budget. This unserious approach to budgeting has serious consequences for American families, seniors, and the next generation.
We reject the broken politics of the past. The American people deserve real solutions and honest leadership. That’s what we’re delivering with our budget, The Path to Prosperity. House Republicans are advancing a plan of action for American renewal.
Cuts government spending to protect hardworking taxpayers;
Tackles the drivers of our debt, so our troops don’t pay the price for Washington’s failure to take action;
Restores economic freedom and ensures a level playing field for all by putting an end to special-interest favoritism and corporate welfare
Reverses the President’s policies that drive up gas prices, and instead promotes an all-of the-above strategy for unlocking American energy production to help lower costs, create jobs, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.
At its core, this plan of action is about putting an end to empty promises from a bankrupt government and restoring the fundamental American promise: ensuring our children have more opportunity and inherit a stronger America than our parents gave us.
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|Is there really any wonder?|
A money manager in a green Jeep said it was time for Romney to “up his game and be more reactive.” So far, said the donor (who would not give his name because he said it would hurt his business), Romney has had a “very timid offense.”
A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. “I don’t think the common person is getting it,” she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits. “Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.
“We’ve got the message,” she added. “But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.”
Well, this common person is educated, and understands full well that the snobby bitch quoted in this article has no idea how the world really works.
She needs to understand that I don’t want to live my life as a slave to some corporation just so she, and all the others like her, can live her life without ever doing a days honest work.
I’d like to see her scrub toilets for $8.00 an hour and then call it a fair wage when it won’t even pay the rent.