Nov 24, 2012 Political
While Obama’s labor folks claim they have not heard any businesses complain about the impact of Obamacare the reality is that many businesses are feeling the heat. I suppose it is possible that there are not as many complaints as there could be since Obama has granted quite a few waivers to his minions so their businesses are not feeling the pinch. Others though, are downsizing or cutting hours so that they will not be stung by the huge financial impact Obamacare will have.
This started almost as soon as Obama was declared the winner of the tainted 6 November election and has been going strong ever since. Even some liberal professors (are there really any other kind) are feeling the pinch.
A community college in Pennsylvania is cutting back the hours of its adjunct instructors so that they will not fall under the definition of workers who have to be covered by their employer. The Community College of Allegheny is cutting all its part time folks back to 25 hours so that they are under the 30 hours Obamacare defines as full time for purposes of employer provided health care coverage. I wonder how many of these folks voted for Obama…
This is what happens when government mandates things that it has no business being involved in. When government makes rules that apply to businesses with 50 or more workers many small businesses that have slightly more than 50 workers scale down to below 50 to avoid the requirements. Obamacare has cutoffs and many businesses are cutting employees or scaling hours in order to avoid being bitten by the high costs of the law.
Other businesses are adding a surcharge as an individual line item specifically for Obamacare.
This is wise because it lets people know that the increase is because of the cost of Obamacare and it lets them know that cost is being passed on to them, just as all costs including tax increases, are.
I truly hope that this happens all over the country and that people are left to fend for themselves. All the mindless drones who voted for Obama and his vision of big government are likely unaware that they will have to buy health insurance and that Obamacare is not free. I want them to suffer sticker shock and outrage. I also want them to be in pain for the entire time they are required to follow the law.
Pain is a great teacher and I hope these morons are in great pain for what they have done to this country.
Never surrender, never submit.
The bad news this week was that Obama was “reelected” by a majority of the morons in this country. The corruption ran deep from illegal votes to deliberately keeping the military from having their votes counted, if they even got to vote. It sucks but it is what it is and we are stuck with Obama for the next four years.
Yes, that is bad news but there is more bad news on the horizon. A lot of companies have begun laying off employees and many cite the reelection of Obama and his signature “achievement” Obamacare. Coal workers, hospitality workers, defense contractors, and other larger companies are telling workers they no longer have jobs. Michelle Malkin calls it the layoff bomb and yes, that bomb has exploded.
We know that Obama and his minions forced companies affected by the budget mess that will occur in January to keep from sending out layoff notices in direct violation of the law so it would help him politically. I wonder how many of those folks who voted for Obama will end up in the welfare line?
Business owners were waiting until the outcome of the election before taking decisions on their future. If Mitt Romney had won they would start hiring and would work to build their businesses which would have helped to strengthen the economy.
But they got Obama instead and now they are taking tough decisions to keep from being hurt by Obama and Obamacare. The manipulated unemployment numbers from last month will receive a correction this month and Obama will again have higher unemployment. It is part of his plan to force the masses into his Socialist dream.
You folks who voted for him and have no job, tough. You deserve to be on the side of the road with a sign begging for food.
Those who did not vote for him and are hurt by this I am sorry for you but you know how to survive. look for conservative business owners and talk to them.
If you are a conservative business owner, consider firing your employees who voted for Obama and hiring people who did not.
Never surrender, never submit.
Apr 17, 2012 Political
Ted Nugent had some things to say during a meeting with Second Amendment patriots and it did not sit well with the Secret Service. Ted was discussing the current regime and he said that if Obama were reelected then he [Ted] would be dead or in jail this time next year. Ted also indicated that if a coyote was in your house urinating on your furniture it was not the coyote’s fault but yours for not shooting it. He even stated that we needed to cut their heads off at the voting booth in November.
I imagine the remark about being responsible for not shooting the coyote drew the attention of the Secret Service. Those among us who are able to think know that Ted was not speaking of literally shooting anyone and the comments are obviously metaphorical but the Secret Service can never be too careful when investigating the safety of the one they are supposed to be protecting.
You see, they ensure that Obama is safe. They are well armed and they are ready to use deadly force to protect him and they will even go so far as to investigate the words of a conservative who utters words they dislike (liberals who make similar statements are free from scrutiny). The Secret Service will investigate this non threat because they are there to do what Obama would deny the rest of us and that would be the ability to have protection.
Obama is a gun grabber and if he gets a second term he will work very hard to take our guns away. That is not speculation, it is a fact. We the People are not, in the eyes of a liberal, worthy of the same protection that liberals assure for themselves.
Bloomberg, Schumer, Pelosi, Reid and many other people in government who want to restrict or remove our Second Amendment right have armed guards protecting them.
This is hypocrisy. Real patriots do not need armed guards. What we need is for government to stop trampling our rights and let us protect ourselves.
Those rights, by the way, include the right to free speech that Nugent was exercising.
The Secret Service has better things to do like perhaps looking for real threats of the terrorists who slip into this country and who would love to hurt our leaders.
They should also be working on clearing up the bills they incurred for all the hookers in Columbia.
Perhaps the real threat is the one of those who are assigned to protect Obama and allowed themselves to be compromised.
Never surrender, never submit.
The People’s Republic of Maryland lacks true leadership. It is headed by a Democrat governor who thinks that he has the authority to rule in opposition to the will of the people (much like Obama does at the national level) and he has a supporting cast of Democrats in the Capitol who are more than willing to be his sock puppets.
The Governor, Martin O’Malley (the Teflon Leprechaun), is looking to strengthen his bona fides so he can run on the national stage. He wants to be president someday. I would say he wants to be president when he grows up but he will never grow up. He has spent most of his final term in office pushing a liberal agenda that will play well on the national stage. He has mismanaged our money, raised taxes and is working on raising taxes yet again.
One of his signature acts is to get gay marriage passed in the state. He is looking to do this so he will appeal to the larger audience of liberals in the country and he is doing it much the same way Barack Obama was able to pass Obamacare. He bribed (or engaged in arm twisting) people including at least one Republican to vote for the bill. It has been speculated that Delegate Wade Kach was offered a six figure state job for his vote. No matter what, he and Delegate Robert Costa need to be replaced in the next election.
The issue of gay marriage is a state issue and though I oppose it, the state has a right to work on passing it (or not passing it). However, the issue belongs in the hands of the people and not the legislature. The definition of marriage needs to be part of the Maryland Constitution so it needs to be part of the referendum process. The PEOPLE, not political hacks, should get to decide the issue.
What infuriates me about this issue is that the politicians in Maryland worked like zealots to get this issue to the floor for a vote but work just as hard to deny Maryland Citizens their right to keep and bear arms. Maryland’s law does not allow people to easily get a permit to carry a handgun. The state’s laws are written specifically to violate the Second Amendment by infringing on the right to keep and bear arms. Fewer than 1000 permits have been issued from the tens of thousands of applications (and it is costly). Maryland requires people to show a reason they should be allowed to carry because in this People’s Republik the Second Amendment is not reason enough.
Every year Republicans introduce legislation to change this in an attempt to get Maryland closer to a “shall issue” state. Unfortunately, Democrats block this by not allowing it to ever see the light of day.
Delegate Joseph Vallario (who has been in office since 1975) refuses to let the bills make it to the floor. He is allowing his personal views to keep him from doing his duty as a legislator. He is supposed to do the business of the people and he is doing just the opposite.
Vallario has opposed gay marriage and refused to allow that bill to the floor though this year it has changed. Why? Because he is a sock puppet of the governor! Bills the governor likes eventually make it to the floor. It is no coincidence that O’Malley, who is protected by half a dozen armed police officers, is opposed to private citizens carrying handguns.
Maryland politicians have trouble understanding the Constitution. The Second Amendment is violated and while the US Constitution mandates a Republican form of government in all states, that applies in name only with regard to Maryland. We are governed by dictators.
The Declaration of Independence says that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
They no longer have my consent.
I look forward to a ballot box revolution though, in truth, that would require an informed and educated electorate.
We sorely lack one of those…
Never surrender, never submit.
Jan 1, 2012 Political
One of the reasons I pay attention to government is because it does something even more bizarre and stupid each day. The newest stupid move comes from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC is warning employers about requiring a high school diploma in order for a person to be considered for a job. According to the EEOC this might violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Give me a freaking break. I mean, seriously? Since when is not graduating from a school a disability? I am sure there are a few folks who have disabilites that prevented them from graduating but the mere fact that a person did not graduate is NOT a disability. In fact, it shows the person is likely not motivated and should be scrutinized more closely before considering him for a job.
Not having a high school diploma is not a disability and only a mentally disabled person would think such a stupid thing. Since it is not a disability employers have every right to require a high school diploma or anything else.
Imagine this another way. Suppose a law firm required you to graduate from law school in order to be hired. Would the EEOC apply the same logic and claim that requiring a law degree (a diploma from a law school) violates the ADA?
The only disabilities I see are the ones burdening the mentally challenged morons in government who come up with such stupid things.
I do imagine this could be another Obama regime ploy to get even more people dependent on government. Think about it this way. A person without a high school diploma applies for a job that requires one and is rejected. He files a suit because it violates the ADA and he wins a lawsuit. Then it turns out he is otherwise not qualified and he does not get the job. He applies for disability under Social Security and bam, he is a ward of government forever more.
After that we will have more high school drop outs because they want them some of that gubmint money for their disability.
I say if you drop out they should put you in the service and ship you off to a war someplace.
Bet they might get a diploma then.
What in the name of all that is holy has become of this country. Maybe it is just me but if you are going to want a job that requires a diploma of any sort then it would behoove you to get that diploma.
Disability my donkey…
I will note that the EEOC claims the requirement might run afoul if a person has a learning disability that prevents them from graduating high school. OK, so if they can’t learn how are they going to learn the job? This is from the government model ID10T worker…
Never surrender, never submit.