Dec 6, 2012 Political
Councilwoman JoAnn Watson of Detroit said that since the residents of Detroit overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama in the last election he needs to provide a bailout for the city. Detroit could run out of money by the end of the year after decades of Democrat rule and liberal/progressive policies.
Typical of liberalism, the people in charge royally screwed things up and now have their hats in their hands requesting, no demanding, that Obama take money from those of us who do not live in Detroit and pay for their mismanagement. I guess since Obama bailed out the irresponsible auto makers the rest of Detroit thinks they deserve some of the pork as well.
Why is it that all across this nation the cities that are run by Democrats are in ruins? Why is it that they can’t run things and why is it they demand that the rest of us pay for their inability to do their jobs?
I know Detroit has a small tax base as people either don’t have well paying jobs (if at all) or have left but perhaps if those who live there would pay their fair share things would be a little better. You see, Watson has underpaid her property taxes by thousands of dollars for quite some time. She claims she pays her bills and that she paid what they billed her.
There was evidently some damage to her property and she said she thought that reduced her property value. The city lists her property as a vacant lot even though the house she lives in is on it. Does she expect us to believe that she looked at her assessment or property bills and thought they were correct?
Isn’t it more likely that she saw they made an error, knew she could pay it and blame them and likely not have to pay what was actually owed after the fact?
If we accept her claim as true then how is she in any way, shape or form qualified to be a part of the team that runs the city? If she can’t figure out that her bill was wrong and work to get it fixed (the ethical thing to do) then how can she look at bills and expenses for the city and know if they are correct or not?
How many other tax bills are wrong? How many, if correct, would have helped with the financial problems Detroit faces?
Most importantly, why should the rest of us send them money especially when it is obvious that they can’t manage the money they are supposed to collect?
Obama will have a second term and does not need these folks any longer so it is unclear if he will bail them out or not. It would be wrong to send them money which is probably why Obama will try it.
If he does though, I think a case could be made for impropriety. Watson said that the City voted for Obama so he owes them. She said there ought to be a quid pro quo.
If Obama bails them out, no matter the reason, it will look like he did it because they supported him. If Detroit supported Obama with the expectation of something in return and Obama gives them something for that support then it would raise red flags regarding the legality of it.
Of course, Barackey Claus gave out lots of “free” stuff in order to buy votes (ObawmahPhone!) and 51% of the voters thought that was just fine…
Never surrender, never submit.
May 24, 2012 Political
Who Is Waging A War On Women?
The alleged Republican war on women is nothing more than a liberal ploy to take people’s minds off the terrible economy and the failure of Obama. However, the real war on women is being waged by Democrats. The Democrats are screaming for pay equality for women and they love to say Republicans oppose this equity.
Looks like a recent analysis tells a different story. The Obama White House pays women employees 13% less than male employees and a number of Congressional Democrats exceed that percentage in disparity of female to male staffer pay. These champions of the minority/woman/non Republican disadvantaged have huge gender pay gaps (this is not an all inclusive list, just a list of the largest gaps):
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)—47.6 percent
- Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D., N.M.)—40 percent
- Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.)—34.2 percent
- Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.)—31.5 percent
- Sen. Tom Carper (D., Del.)—30.4 percent
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.)–29.7 percent
- Sen. Kent Conrad (D., N.D.)–29.2 percent
- Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.)—26.5 percent
- Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore)—26.4 percent
- Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa)—23.2 percent
Have fun defending that Democrats. Those in Maryland take note that sleepy Ben Cardin is on the list.
Who is Slinging The BS?
Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, says that the those in the media who buy into the BS about Obama’s spending that is coming from the Republicans are slothful and lazy. He is furthering the myth that is now established by the media that Obama has not spent a lot of money and has been as thrifty as they come. This is based on an analysis done by some liberal that basically tacked all of Obama’s 2009 spending on Bush.
Obama spent the TARP money set in reserve and then pushed for and got passed the trillion dollar Stimulus but all that spending is attributed to Bush under the guise that Obama was forced to follow Bush’s budget his first year in office. This might normally be true (and if so did not Clinton cause the 2001 recession) but there are two problems. Bush’s budget was held up by Democrats and not passed and Obama ignored it and pushed for his own spending.
This is what Democrats do. They create all kinds of problems and then they rewrite history. They are basically asking you who you will believe; them or your “lying” eyes?
Obama has spent us into oblivion and now he and his minions are trying to make people believe that he did no such thing.
What he is really saying is that all this spending is not good for the economy so Bush did it, not the messiah Obama.
Those with brains know better. Those who don’t know better are Obama’s base.
Democrat Rule Equals Destruction And Poverty
When Democrats run things they never work well. This is particularly true when they run cities. look at the major cities run by Democrats and they are in bad economic times, are over budget and have lots of public sector union employees doing nothing more than wasting taxpayer money. New York, Chicago, and Baltimore are prime examples.
Detroit is the most glaring example and the city now has 60% fewer people than it did in 1950. People left because there were no jobs and the taxes were eating them up. The crime only made things worse.
There are a few poor souls who are forced to remain there and many of them will remain there in the dark. The city has a lot of broken street lights that it cannot afford to repair and even if they worked it could not afford to illuminate them. The city is broke and is not paying its electric bill.
The plan is to only illuminate lights in the areas where people are congregated. there is a hope that those who live in the dark areas will move to the lighted ones. Seems appropriate since liberals are always in the dark anyway.
This is one hell of a way to run a city.
I am willing to bet that a conservative could turn this city around even at its advanced stage of decomposition.
It would take some seed money but it could be done. I would partner with some wealthy conservatives and have them invest in the city. I would fix the things that are in disrepair and I would encourage business to relocate there by providing tax breaks that would encourage growth.
I would fire all the public employees and interview for the positions needed and I would establish a strong police and fire department that could not negotiate against the people they serve. Hell, I might make it all private. No matter what, there would be contracts that prevented them from taking advantage of the taxpayers.
Then I would see to it that the businesses hired locals and I would offer incentives for people to move there and take jobs.
I know that the once great city of Detroit could be great again.
But only if it can be delivered form the evil known as liberalism.
I think the folks in Detroit are probably asking “who is John Galt?”
Never surrender, never submit.
Apr 13, 2011 Political
Councilwoman JoAnn Watson of Detroit is saying that the city deserves (get that, deserves) a bailout at least as big as the one GM received. This is, of course, assuming you think GM deserved to be bailed out. Conservatives believe that GM and any other company that could not make it should be left to fail. Some other entity can then come in and take the failure’s place. Watson is a liberal, in a liberal city, that has been run into the ground by liberals and now she wants the American taxpayer to foot the bill.
Why should Detroit get any money from people who do not live there and who do not visit there? Why does Detroit DESERVE bailout money?
Why would we give that city our money just so it could spend it on the failed liberal policies that got it in the mess in the first place?
Detroit deserves better leadership and it deserves people who can run a city without running it into the ground. Watson is a typical liberal. Promise the world to people until a majority of them depend on government (and the producers leave) to exist and then beg for someone to bail them out when the policies fail.
How about Detroit revamp its tax system and entice businesses to move there and invest instead of begging taxpayers from across the nation to foot the bill for policies that guarantee poverty?
And while she is at it perhaps she can tap some of Detroit’s rich alumni** and ask them for the money?
One thing is certain, the taxpayer should not foot the bill for Detroit or any other city (or state) whether they think they deserve it or not.
**Not everyone on this list is rich but quite a few are.
Never surrender, never submit.
Sep 4, 2010 Political
Jesse Jackson is like all the other climate agitators out there in that he tells each of us we need to be green and save the planet while he drives around in an SUV that is not so green. Al Gore, Leo DiCaprio, and all the other morons from the church of climate revival fly in private jets, drive big cars and live in houses that use more electricity than small towns but they make sure to tell us what to do.
Michelle Obama is in that category as well. We all need to drive smaller vehicles and turn our heat down so she can create a carbon footprint the size of China while flying off to Spain for a vacation.
Eat cake you peasants…
Funny thing about Jackson though. He was in Detroit to promote government funded (what else) green jobs when his not so green SUV was stolen and stripped down.
This is hysterical and shows a few things. There is no honor among thieves as certain car thieves stole the SUV of a race baiting thief. Jackson is another hypocrite who drives a huge car but wants taxpayers to live green and fund green jobs. And finally, Detroit is a crime-ridden city that has been driven into the ground by liberals.
This Jackson story is funny and the only thing that would have made it better would have been if Jackson was in the car when it was taken and they stripped him for parts as well…
Never surrender, never submit.
Oct 9, 2009 Political
It has been stated that if you like the Department of Motor Vehicles or the Post Office then you will love Obamacare. The government cannot run anything efficiently and there will be lines and denied claims (Medicare is the biggest denier of claims) so the question is why do some want the government involved in health care?
In Detroit word got out that government was giving away $3000 to people in order to help them make ends meet. This is part of the stimulus (if the stimulus worked these people would not need the money). Chaos ensued, fights broke out and people were mobbing the place.
Imagine what it will be like when they can get free health care.
This is a picture from the Detroit handout. Just think, if Obama gets his way this could be your doctor’s office.
This is the one page “Small Bill” proposed by Republicans. It is much better.