Feb 16, 2011 Political
Obamacare will cost a lot of money instead of saving money like we were told (lied to) when it was introduced. We are already seeing this as the IRS will need thousands of new agents to implement the law. The IRS will effectively become an enforcer of a health care law that has been ruled unconstitutional.
The IRS will need 81 new agents just to keep track of the new tax on tanning salons and 76 will keep track on those who make and import drugs to make sure they pay the new fees imposed on them. Does anyone with a brain actually think these taxes and fees will NOT be passed on to the consumer?
This increase on consumers will add to the misery being felt by consumers who are paying a lot more for things since Obama took office. Dick Morris has a very sobering chart posted at his website. This chart shows how bad things have gotten under Obama.
The law will not create private sector jobs but it will certainly add to an already inflated federal payroll.
And it will add more costs to consumers.
Never surrender, never submit.
Nov 25, 2008 Political
Barack Obama has been filling positions for his new Hopey-Change administration but The One, who promised no more old politics, has assembled a team of people who are retreads from the mediocre Clinton years.
Today The Sainted One named his economic team, the ones who will get us out of the financial mess we are in. Keeping in tune with his Clinton Redux Theme, many of the people Obama named served, at one time or another, under Clinton. I am still waiting for the change. Seems to me that if The One fills his administration with retreads then he has not changed very much.
I think the Obama time in office will be a disaster. He will not be able to solve the financial problems and he has pledged to spend trillions of dollars which will do exactly what he criticized Bush for, increase the deficit. But if we are lucky we can all sit in a corner and chant HOPE, HOPE, HOPE, and see where that gets us.
There will be record inflation, high prices, and instability in the markets for some time to come and it will be on Obama’s head. He will have a misery index that makes the Carter years look like good times.
Yes, Obama’s tenure will be a cross between Clinton Redux and Welcome Back Carter…
Ace has the appropriate picture for The One.
Aug 31, 2008 Political
Don Fowler, the Democrats caught on video laughing and showing his glee that a hurricane would hit New Orleans just as Republicans were starting their convention, has apologized. Well, sort of. Fowler apologized if he offended anyone, not for being wrong and insensitive on this issue. He then went on to attack the “right wing nutcase” who recorded him:
“If this offended anybody, I personally apologize,” Fowler told ABC News. “It was a mistake, and it was a satirical statement made in jest. And one that I clearly don’t believe.”
“One doesn’t anticipate that one’s private conversation will be surreptitiously taped by some right-wing nutcase,” said Fowler. “But that’s the nature of what we’re dealing with.” Political Radar
He is sorry if anyone was offended and it was just satire and a statement made in jest. What he really means is that he is sorry his true feelings were exposed.
The other thing he did was attack the person who exposed him. He said that one does not expect a private conversation to be recorded. Mr. Fowler, if you are on a plane or anywhere else in public, your conversations are not private. If your conversation can be heard by others it is not private. The person who heard you had every right to record what was going on. If it had not been recorded you would have denied it.
Your true feelings were exposed and Michael Moore demonstrated that your comment was not an isolated thought. Many Democrats are keeping their mouths shut but inside they are very happy that this is going on.
I wonder how this will play out should the evacuations go well and should there be minimal loss of life. What will happen if it all goes real well? The image in people’s minds will not be Katrina and the problems there but in Gustav and how well things went. The freshest image will be one of success. Will the Democrats be as happy if the American people equate success with a Republican Governor and failure with the Democrat who was in power when Katrina hit? What will the Dems do then?
If I were McCain I would start my speech by thanking people and saying that this shows what can happen when a competent Republican Governor coordinates with the federal government early on and requests assistance well in advance of the problem. Put the onus for Katrina on the Dems.
Then we would see crying instead of laughing. As it stands, Fowler and the others are happy no matter how they “apologize.”