Archive for November, 2010

Republican talking heads hate Sarah Palin but they are not saying it on TV or the radio

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

In order to make a buck, these right wing talkers go on the air, and lie about their support of Sarah Palin every day. What Scarborough did this morning was provide an insider’s view of how the right wing media works. It isn’t about beliefs for them. It is all about feeding the audience what they want to hear, and making money. The problem is that what that audience wants to hear could bring down the Republican Party if Sarah Palin is allowed to become their 2012 nominee.

Story is located here

Each President with their increase of the national debt

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

A good chart showing increase in debt for each President is located here

GOPTeabaggers don’t understand that during these Obama years corporations have done better than they ever have done….ever.

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) – a man ThinkProgress readers are familiar with – took to the House floor to bemoan the “insidious” tax on corporations. “We can compete with anybody,” Gohmert declared, “if you take off that insidious tax” on business.

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Obama- the worst Socialist EVER. Biggest corporatre profits EVER occurred NOW.

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

If he’s out to destroy capitalism, Obama is not a very good at it. Bloomberg reports, “U.S. corporations are on track for the biggest earnings growth in 22 years and the stock market is headed for its best back-to- back annual gains since 2004.”

Story is located here

Another look at the story is here

Even Conservative David Frum warns Conservatives that their cocoon of lack of facts is a bad thing

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Conservative author David Frum has an article in The New York Times Magazine which provides five lessons which victorious conservative Republicans should pay attention to if they are truly interested in governing (the topic of an editorial in today’s New York Times) as opposed to continuing to play partisan politics. The most important lesson is that conservatives “wrap themselves in closed information systems based upon pretend information.”

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The Free Market in action with people who are trying to follow the rules and keep their home. Not good enough!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

This story mirrors those of thousands of other homeowners who’ve been denied long-term relief under the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program. The pace of conversion from trial plans to permanent modifications has slowed dramatically, dropping from about 55,000 a month early this year to just 28,000 in September, government records show.

What sets the Gerkes’ situation apart is that as longtime homeowners, they have significant equity in their home.

This is the Free Market.  This is Capitalism without regulation.  This is what the Teabaggers want.  Regulation is what the Teabaggers do not want but it would help the people in this story.  Teabaggers are truly working against themselves as this story can be anyone’s.

Story is located here.

MotorTrend takes on Rush Limbaugh

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

And the winner is quite clear!!!
This is quite an amazing take down of Rush on many levels.

http://blogs.motortrend.com/rush-judgment-5957.html

The body scanners at airports are a huge scam

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

German TV with subtitles and English Closed Caption shows how the body scanners at airports simply do not work.  Video is located here.

Michael Chertoff is making a ton of money as his scanners that do not work are sold.  Story is located here

What’s the Matter With Kansas

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

When a state starts to vote against its own best interests.  Video is located here

War in a Lie by David Swanson

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

An interview with the author is located here

News reports on the real war going on in Iraq

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Video is located here

This video is mandatory viewing to all supporters of the war(s).

Narration used in the video is DAHLIA WASFI. Her website is http://www.liberatethis.com/

Please also visit:

http://www.antiwar.com/

http://www.ivaw.net/

http://whatreallyhappened.com/

http://www.wearechangevancouver.org/

Founding Fathers would not like the Teabaggers

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

The man responsible for writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, said in 1816 that, “I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” Jefferson was prophetic in warning that banking establishments could do more damage to America than an army, and if he were alive today, he would certainly see his words come to fruition as the banking industry and financial institutions have had a major role in creating the deep recession the country and the world is in today.

Benjamin Franklin stated that, “No man ought to own more property than needed for his livelihood; the rest, by right, belonged to the state.” Franklin would not approve of corporate America owning and controlling America or its workforce, much less controlling the government.

The second President of the United States, John Adams, said in 1765 that, “Property monopolized or in possession of a few is a curse to mankind.” Adams knew that too much power in the hands of a wealthy powerful few would be detrimental to mankind, and in America today, the curse to mankind is the few monopolizing the resources of the majority.

The Founders would not approve of the tyranny of corporate-industrial power in America, and yet conservatives claim to want to return to the original intent of the Founders. Either Republicans and Conservatives are ignorant of the original intent of the Founders, or they know and ignore it for the campaign contributions the banking and corporate industries provide them. The framers of the Constitution were concerned that what is happening today would be a detriment to freedom and stability; they were correct.  Story is located here

Warren Buffett- Trickle down economics failed

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

When Amanpour pointed to critics’ claims that the very wealthy need tax cuts to spur business and capitalism, Buffett replied, “The rich are always going to say that, you know, ‘Just give us more money, and we’ll go out and spend more, and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you.’ But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.”  Story is located here

Multi part article on the background and future of America being so unequally distributed financially

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

In the late 1970s, a half-century trend toward growing income equality reversed itself. Ever since, U.S. incomes have grown more unequal. Middle-class incomes stagnated while the top 1 percent’s share of national income climbed to 24 percent. Middle-income workers no longer benefit from productivity increases, and upward mobility, long the saving grace of the American economy, has faltered. Why is this happening? In the following 10-part series, Slate’s Timothy Noah weighs eight possible causes of what Princeton economist Paul Krugman has labeled the Great Divergence. This 30-year trend “may represent the most significant change in American society in your lifetime,” Noah writes, “and it’s not a change for the better.”

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National poll shows Americans don’t know how the wealth is distributed in America

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The survey shows that the vast majority of Americans agree with the Swedish model of redistribution of income as opposed to the one existing in America.  Story is located here

Bush Tax Cuts did not bring economic growth

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Liz Peek at FoxNews.com congratulates me for writing about the importance of economic growth. So in the spirit of maximizing growth, I want to pose a question: Why should we believe that extending the Bush tax cuts will provide a big lift to growth?

Those tax cuts passed in 2001 amid big promises about what they would do for the economy. What followed? The decade with the slowest average annual growth since World War II. Amazingly, that statement is true even if you forget about the Great Recession and simply look at 2001-7.

The competition for slowest growth is not even close, either. Growth from 2001 to 2007 averaged 2.39 percent a year (and growth from 2001 through the third quarter of 2010 averaged 1.66 percent). The decade with the second-worst showing for growth was 1971 to 1980 — the dreaded 1970s — but it still had 3.21 percent average growth.

The picture does not change if you instead look at five-year periods. Here’s a chart ranking five-year periods over the past 50 years, in descending order of average annual growth:

Chart showing growth under Bush tax plan was smaller than any other is located here

Bill Clinton shows what a real President thinks about. Sarah Palin could not shine Clinton’s shoes.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Bill Clinton shows what a President thinks about.  This is laughable when you consider that Sarah Palin believes she could be a followup to Clinton’s Presidency.

Part 1 of the interview is located here

Part 2 of the interview is located here

10% of Americans own the United States

Friday, November 12th, 2010

In terms of types of financial wealth, the top one percent of households have 38.3% of all privately held stock, 60.6% of financial securities, and 62.4% of business equity. The top 10% have 80% to 90% of stocks, bonds, trust funds, and business equity, and over 75% of non-home real estate. Since financial wealth is what counts as far as the control of income-producing assets, we can say that just 10% of the people own the United States of America.  Story is located here

By defintion Conservatives have been on the wrong side of Societal change

Friday, November 12th, 2010

As far as change in making this a more Perfect Union…Conservatives have been wrong at every step.  Video is located here

FDR did not cause the Great Depression and when his policies were not used the economy felt the negative effect

Friday, November 12th, 2010

A great video explanation of FDR and his policies during the Great Depression.  Video is located here

Additional debunking is here

We are all Socialists in America and we love it!!

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Lawrence ODonnell on MSNBC shows how all Americans are Socialists and we love it.  It is quite simple…Socialism humanizes the cold harshness of Capitalism.  Video is located here

Lawrence ODonnell talks with Glenn Greenwald about definitions of words and the election night coverage. This contains an excellent video of The West Wing that ODonnell wrote.  Video is located here

Who added what to the debt?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Remember that $1.3Trillion of Obama debt was in the budget he was handed as he walked through the door and then the $700Billion Stimulus Bill was 40% tax rebates AND then the rest was infrastructure improvements trying to keep the economy afloat after the Bush Apocalypse.  So really the bulk of Obama debt has roots in the Bush Administration directly.  Story is located here

IF they think it is a Socialist plot they can opt out but the GOP will not opt out because Socialism for them is great!!! Socialism for you is bad!!!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Senator Dick Durbin asks Republicans who oppose health reform to give up the health plans they and their families receive from the federal government as members of Congress: “The federal employees health benefit program that we enjoy as individuals and want for our families is all we are asking for in this bill for families across America. If you think it is a socialist plot and it’s wrong, for goodness sakes, drop out of the federal employees health benefit program. But if you think it is good enough for your family, shouldn’t our health insurance be good enough for the rest of America?”

Video is located here

Health Care for 9/11 victims and regular people is now in jeopardy

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Fears Republicans will try to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare law have risen following the U.S. midterm elections. From once being at the top of the global life expectancy chart – America has slumped to nearly 50th with many blaming the ailing healthcare system for the slide. RT’s Lauren Lyster has been talking to a 9/11 hero, for whom reform of the system is the only hope to stay alive.  Video is located here

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The 9/11 health bill was shot down on Capital Hill Thursday night after failing to attain the two thirds majority necessary for passage in the House.

The bill, known as the Zadroga Act in honor of fallen 9/11 first responder James Zadroga, would guarantee the long-term operations of health care programs set up years ago for first responders and residents who were hurt or became ill in the aftermath of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center.

The 255-to-159 vote fell short of the two-thirds margin needed under special procedural rules that were used to bring the measure to the floor. The vote went mostly down party lines with 243 Democrats and 12 Republicans in favor of the bill and 155 Republicans and 4 Democrats opposed.

Following the vote, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner took to the floor to make an angry, fist-thumping speech in which he accused Republicans of hiding behind objections to the procedural rules at play, including limited debate on the bill and no amendments, when they voted against it.  Video is located here


Letter to the Editor regarding Obama’s accomplishments

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Originally posted here

Thank you President Obama for the following:

1. The tax cut 95 percent of working Americans
received. Even though my tax reduction was only
$30 per paycheck (multiplied by 24 pay periods)
$720 annually is nothing to sneeze at.

2. The $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit
allowing my wife and I to buy our first home (using
a VA loan).

3. The cash for clunkers program, along with the
new car sales tax deduction, saved us over $5,500
on the purchase of a dependable, fuel-efficient, and
safe automobile. I am now saving over $66 per
month on fuel expenses. That’s $792 annually no
longer going to countries that want to kill
Americans.

4. The tax credit for purchasing energy-efficient
furnaces gave us the opportunity to replace our 30-
year-old furnace (it died this past winter) with a 95
percent efficient model for the same price as an 80
percent efficient model.

5. The student loan reforms instituted that now
calculate monthly payments based on a percentage
of income above the poverty level and remove
predatory banks from the student loan business.

6. The stimulus funds that provided me with a new
job when I lost mine.

7. The credit card reforms that now require
companies to notify cardholders before increasing
interest rates allowing cardholders to opt-out of the
new rate and pay off their balance at the prior rate.

8. The changes in health insurance law that ensures
children with pre-existing medical conditions
cannot be denied insurance coverage. My family has
been lucky, but I know some wonderful families that
have been struggling to make ends meet due to
children being born with birth defects. No one
should ever go bankrupt because their child is sick.

9. Saving the American automobile industry. I
couldn’t imagine not being able to ever again
purchase a new Chevy truck or a Jeep.
Now that General Motors is able to pay back the money
borrowed from the government and Chrysler has
been purchased by Fiat, I will still have a chance to
someday take my kids for a ride in a new Wrangler
or Silverado (hybrid Jeeps and trucks are on the
way).

10. The financial industry reforms passed by
Congress. Years of deregulation created the
opportunity for investment houses to run our
economy into a gigantic ditch. The new reforms will
go a long way toward keeping that from happening
again.

All told, my family has saved $15,000 in the past
year and will continue to save over $3,500 per year
as a result of these new policies. Additionally, we
are using less energy and sending less money
overseas. Once again, thank you President Obama.
Your policies have meant much more to my family
than any other president’s in my lifetime.

America- Banana Republic…not the clothing store…

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Robert H. Frank of Cornell University, Adam Seth Levine of Vanderbilt University, and Oege Dijk of the European University Institute recently wrote a fascinating paper suggesting that inequality leads to more financial distress. They looked at census data for the 50 states and the 100 most populous counties in America, and found that places where inequality increased the most also endured the greatest surges in bankruptcies.

Here’s their explanation: When inequality rises, the richest rake in their winnings and buy even bigger mansions and fancier cars. Those a notch below then try to catch up, and end up depleting their savings or taking on more debt, making a financial crisis more likely.

Another consequence the scholars found: Rising inequality also led to more divorces, presumably a byproduct of the strains of financial distress. Maybe I’m overly sentimental or romantic, but that pierces me. It’s a reminder that inequality isn’t just an economic issue but also a question of human dignity and happiness.

Mounting evidence suggests that losing a job or a home can rock our identity and savage our self-esteem. Forced moves wrench families from their schools and support networks.

In short, inequality leaves people on the lower rungs feeling like hamsters on a wheel spinning ever faster, without hope or escape.

Economic polarization also shatters our sense of national union and common purpose, fostering political polarization as well.

Story is located here

Americans do not know how wealth is distributed between the rich and poor

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

The top 20% own what % of the TOTAL wealth in America?

The next 20% own what % of the TOTAL wealth in America?

The NEXT 20% own what % of the TOTAL wealth in America…the next 20% and the bottom 20% own what % of the TOTAL wealth in America?

The answers are located here

And the result is located here

The 22 statistics detailed here prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence in America.

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Full story is located here

The 22 statistics detailed here prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence in America.

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer at a staggering rate. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but now that is changing at a blinding pace.

So why are we witnessing such fundamental changes? Well, the globalism and “free trade” that our politicians and business leaders insisted would be so good for us have had some rather nasty side effects. It turns out that they didn’t tell us that the “global economy” would mean that middle class American workers would eventually have to directly compete for jobs with people on the other side of the world where there is no minimum wage and very few regulations. The big global corporations have greatly benefited by exploiting third world labor pools over the last several decades, but middle class American workers have increasingly found things to be very tough.

Here are the statistics to prove it:

•    83 percent of all U.S. stocks are in the hands of 1 percent of the people.
•    61 percent of Americans “always or usually” live paycheck to paycheck, which was up from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007.
•    66 percent of the income growth between 2001 and 2007 went to the top 1% of all Americans.
•    36 percent of Americans say that they don’t contribute anything to retirement savings.
•    A staggering 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved up for retirement.
•    24 percent of American workers say that they have postponed their planned retirement age in the past year.
•    Over 1.4 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009, which represented a 32 percent increase over 2008.
•    Only the top 5 percent of U.S. households have earned enough additional income to match the rise in housing costs since 1975.
•    For the first time in U.S. history, banks own a greater share of residential housing net worth in the United States than all individual Americans put together.
•    In 1950, the ratio of the average executive’s paycheck to the average worker’s paycheck was about 30 to 1. Since the year 2000, that ratio has exploded to between 300 to 500 to one.
•    As of 2007, the bottom 80 percent of American households held about 7% of the liquid financial assets.
•    The bottom 50 percent of income earners in the United States now collectively own less than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth.
•    Average Wall Street bonuses for 2009 were up 17 percent when compared with 2008.
•    In the United States, the average federal worker now earns 60% MORE than the average worker in the private sector.
•    The top 1 percent of U.S. households own nearly twice as much of America’s corporate wealth as they did just 15 years ago.
•    In America today, the average time needed to find a job has risen to a record 35.2 weeks.
•    More than 40 percent of Americans who actually are employed are now working in service jobs, which are often very low paying.
•    or the first time in U.S. history, more than 40 million Americans are on food stamps, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that number will go up to 43 million Americans in 2011.
•    This is what American workers now must compete against: in China a garment worker makes approximately 86 cents an hour and in Cambodia a garment worker makes approximately 22 cents an hour.
•    Approximately 21 percent of all children in the United States are living below the poverty line in 2010 – the highest rate in 20 years.
•    Despite the financial crisis, the number of millionaires in the United States rose a whopping 16 percent to 7.8 million in 2009.
•    The top 10 percent of Americans now earn around 50 percent of our national income.

Giant Sucking Sound

The reality is that no matter how smart, how strong, how educated or how hard working American workers are, they just cannot compete with people who are desperate to put in 10 to 12 hour days at less than a dollar an hour on the other side of the world. After all, what corporation in their right mind is going to pay an American worker 10 times more (plus benefits) to do the same job? The world is fundamentally changing. Wealth and power are rapidly becoming concentrated at the top and the big global corporations are making massive amounts of money. Meanwhile, the American middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence as U.S. workers are slowly being merged into the new “global” labor pool.

What do most Americans have to offer in the marketplace other than their labor? Not much. The truth is that most Americans are absolutely dependent on someone else giving them a job. But today, U.S. workers are “less attractive” than ever. Compared to the rest of the world, American workers are extremely expensive, and the government keeps passing more rules and regulations seemingly on a monthly basis that makes it even more difficult to conduct business in the United States.

So corporations are moving operations out of the U.S. at breathtaking speed. Since the U.S. government does not penalize them for doing so, there really is no incentive for them to stay.

What has developed is a situation where the people at the top are doing quite well, while most Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to make it. There are now about six unemployed Americans for every new job opening in the United States, and the number of “chronically unemployed” is absolutely soaring. There simply are not nearly enough jobs for everyone.

Many of those who are able to get jobs are finding that they are making less money than they used to. In fact, an increasingly large percentage of Americans are working at low wage retail and service jobs.

But you can’t raise a family on what you make flipping burgers at McDonald’s or on what you bring in from greeting customers down at the local Wal-Mart.

The truth is that the middle class in America is dying — and once it is gone it will be incredibly difficult to rebuild.

Taxes lowest since 1950 thanks to Stimulus

Friday, November 5th, 2010

During the past two years, Congress  passed a total of $509 billion in tax cuts for American families and small businesses. The tax burden on Americans is now at its lowest level in 60 years, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The most significant single change was a decrease in income taxes by up to $400 a year for individuals and $800 for married couples. Who knew? In a recent New York Times/CBS News Poll, fewer than one in 10 respondents knew that taxes were lowered for most Americans. A third even thought that their taxes had gone up. “We did a magnificent job of selling this tax break,” Sanders deadpanned at an event last weekend in Hardwick, Vt., where he mentioned the poll.

The following list identifies the major tax cuts enacted during the past two years.

Story is located here

Rachel Maddow on the suspension of Keith Olbermann

Friday, November 5th, 2010

I understand the rule. I understand what it means to break it. I believe everyone should face the same treatment under that rule. I also personally believe that the point has been made and we should have Keith back hosting Countdown.

Here’s the larger point, though, that’s going mysteriously missing from the right-wing cackling and old media cluck-cluck-clucking: I know everyone likes to say, “Oh, cable news, it’s all the same. Fox and MSNBC — mirror images of each other. But if you look at the long history of Fox hosts not just giving money to candidates, but actively endorsing campaigns and raising millions of dollars for politicians and political parties — whether it’s Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck or Mike Huckabee — and you’ll see that we can lay that old false equivalency to rest forever. There are multiple people being paid by Fox News to essentially run for office as Republican candidates. If you count not just their hosts but their contributors, you’re looking at a significant portion of the entire Republican lineup of potential contenders for 2012.

They can do that because there’s no rule against that at Fox. Their network is run as a political operation. Ours isn’t. Yeah, Keith’s a liberal, and so am I. But we’re not a political operation — Fox is. We’re a news operation. The rules around here are part of how you know that.

Back before it was politically safe to do it, Keith Olbermann attracted the ire of the right-wing and a lot of others besides when he brought to light and raged against what he saw as the errors and sins of the previous presidential administration. Keith was also the one who brought to light Fox News’s water-carrying for the Bush Administration; he was the one whose point-of-view journalism exposed and put exclamation points on the problems of disguising a political operation as a news one, the model embraced by the guys across Sixth Avenue, at Fox.

Now, weirdly, it is Keith who is once again illustrating the difference between what he does at MSNBC — what we do here — and what goes on across the street.  Video is located here

Jon Stewart correctly congratulates Chris Wallace of FOX News for their Republican win in the election

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Republicans won back control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterms but Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart wants to make sure the right organization gets the credit.

In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace Wednesday, Stewart complimented Chris Wallace and his team at the network on for their big win.

“Congratulations to you,” Stewart told Wallace. “You guys did it. You worked hard and you pulled it off.”

“You mean the fact that we had the highest ratings and more ratings than CNN and MSNBC combined?” Wallace wondered.

“No. No. No. No. Retaking control of the House of Representatives,” Stewart joked. “You did it. It’s not an easy job.”

Video is located here

Rachel Maddow takes on right wing lies and makes them look very foolish

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Rachel Maddow reports several lies that have been making the rounds.  Video is located here

More of the insane allegation that holds no water and came from nowhere.  Video is located here

The average income of bottom 90% of Americans increased just $303 dollars in 28 years.

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Since 1980 the economy has also continued to grow handsomely, but only a fraction at the top have benefitted. The line flattens for the bottom 90% of Americans. Average income went from that $30,941 in 1980 to $31,244 in 2008. Think about that: the average income of Americans increased just $303 dollars in 28 years.

That’s wage repression.

Story is located here

Rand Paul says you are not rich nor are you poor. Tell that to the poor people

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Last night, Kentucky elected Rand Paul (R-KY), the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), to the U.S. Senate. Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Paul announced his intention to do anything it takes to shield the privileged rich and corporate America. Asked if he would end the $830 billion, unpaid-for Bush tax cuts to the rich and return tax rates for the wealthiest bracket to Clinton-era levels, Paul snapped and said such a move would cause a “second great depression” and declared that “anybody who proposes such a policy really is, I think, unfit to be making decisions.”

Paul then clarified his delusional worldview by telling Blitzer that “there are no rich” and “there are no poor.” In Paul’s mind, even taxing yachts would somehow punish the working poor in Kentucky. “We all either work for rich people or we sell stuff to rich people,” concluded Rand:

Story is located here

A great cartoon explaing the Tea Party and their facts that are easily de bunked

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

A fun video is here that shows the Tea Party people really don’t understand what they are saying.  Video is located here

Reasons to vote Republican

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

The 2010 midterm elections are upon us.  Voting is today and will determine the fate of Congress for the next 2 years.  While many have already made up their minds about who to vote for, those undecided potential voters should be reminded to vote Republican if they believe in the following things.

Vote Republican if you call Obama a socialist, marxist, communist, and/or fascist (91%)

Vote Republican if you believe or are not sure that health care reform is a diabolical government plot to create kill grandma (57%)

Vote Republican if you think or haven’t made up your mind about whether Obama was born in the USA (72%)

Vote Republican if you oppose the freedom to use marijuana and support the drug war (70%)

Vote Republican if you oppose a path to citizenship for immigrants (50%)

Vote Republican if you support extending the Patriot Act and domestic espionage (80%)

Additional reasons are located here

Immigrants of all kinds = jobs for Americans

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

On Saturday, the economist Tyler Cowen published a New York Times piece interrogating the common view that immigrants reduce the number of jobs available to native-born Americans. “It turns out that the continuing arrival of immigrants to American shores is encouraging business activity here, thereby producing more jobs, according to a new study,” writes Cowen. “The study notes that when companies move production offshore, they pull away not only low-wage jobs but also many related jobs, which can include high-skilled managers, tech repairmen and others. But hiring immigrants even for low-wage jobs helps keep many kinds of jobs in the United States.”  Story is located here

A review of 2 years of President Obama in office with Democrats in Congress

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

The result has been a tremendous gain for America and Americans.  Video is located here