Jan 8, 2011 Political
With the lunatics in liberal land two things are certain. Every weather related item in the world is because of global warming and all the bad things that happen in politics are George Bush’s fault.
George Bush has been out of office for almost two years and has had very little public exposure except when he was out selling his book. The Democrats continue to use this man as a punching bag for every issue that is bad. The bad economy, his fault. The unemployment rate, his fault. Jesus nailed to the cross, his fault.
I just figure that somehow, in liberal land, that too had to be Bush’s fault.
Nanny Pelosi said that the reason Democrats lost in the last election is because of, wait for it, George Bush. According to Nanny, it was the policies of Bush and the compliant Republicans who caused all of this. The other implication is that the only reason Democrats lost is because of the economy.
The Democrats lost because of a number of things and the economy is one of them. It is important to note that Democrats were in charge of Congress, both chambers mind you, when things took a turn for the worse. The Democrat policies of allowing people to buy homes they could not possibly afford were continued and all warnings about the failure were met with Democrat resistance.
Fannie and Freddie were in bad shape and the Bush Administration pointed this out over a dozen times but calls to rein in these two were ignored by many Democrats who claimed they were strong and that nothing was wrong. The Democrats were completely responsible for all of this mess which caused the meltdown (despite what Democrats and their “economists” say when rewriting history).
The reality is, the last election was not George Bush’s fault. Even if we were to accept the blame as true it would not explain why the Democrats ignored the economy and jobs for nearly a year in order to ram the health care takeover bill through. The Democrats focused on those things they needed to ram through while they had the opportunity to destroy the country.
Obama and others acknowledged that they would likely suffer some losses in the midterm elections as a result of the agenda but that the losses would be acceptable in order to get the agenda items passed. It is always those in safe seats asking others to take risk.
The American people do not like the health care bill and they do not like the way in which it was passed. They do not like the out of control spending and they do not like the stimulus. Democrats went full steam ahead on those items and paid the price.
No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, this was not Bush’s fault.
And it was not Bush’s fault that Democrats had to address an economic downturn.
That happened on their watch and it happened as a result of their policies and their unwillingness to rein in their programs.
But this will not stop idiots like Nanny Pelosi from blaming Bush. Which should show just how out of touch she is.
Never surrender, never submit.
Nov 13, 2010 Political
The United States Postal Service is a bloated government agency that has many more employees than it needs and has more overhead than revenue it generates and that is because it is not generating revenue. The Postal Service announced that its lost $8.5 BILLION for the fiscal year. This is nothing new as the Postal Service has been losing money for a long time.
Don’t get me wrong, I think it is amazing that they can get a letter from one side of the country to the other in a few days for under 50 cents. But the manner in which they do it consumes a lot of money and since this is a government agency there is no urgency to correct that problem.
The Postal Service indicated that it has saved money over the last two years by cutting 105,000 jobs. It cut that many and still has a huge number of employees and these employees earn good money and have great benefits. All of this has to be paid for and if the Postal Service is not making money then it comes from the taxpayer.
So why don’t we privatize the Postal Service? The Constitution says that Congress will establish post offices and postal roads. I think we are pretty much past needing postal roads (since all roads are probably postal roads) and I am sure that there is no restriction on making the post office a private entity. Seems that doing so would still meet the requirement of establishing post offices. A private company could run things for profit and take the bloat out of the system.
Since that will never happen there are other things they can do. They should cut down to 5 days of delivery and shut down the Post Offices on Saturday. The number of post offices should be reviewed and they should either eliminate or combine them. There are two post offices within a few miles of each other in my area. That is not necessary.
Then they need to cut more people from the workforce. There are way too many people for the number of items being delivered. The people in charge need to take a serious look at the number of postal employees and cut out those not needed. This might be an easier task if they first close the unnecessary offices.
The last thing they need to do is restructure the employee benefits. Postal workers pay only a fraction of what most other government employees pay each year for health insurance.
With an appropriate number of workers, restructured benefits and the elimination or combining of offices the Postal Service might be able to stop delivering red ink every fiscal year.
Never surrender, never submit.