Monday, July 27, 2009

Is Obama Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

You really wonder sometimes if the ruling class of liberals in Washington is made up of a bunch of middle school kids playing politics. There are many individual examples of stupidity such as Obama managing to visit 57 US states. And of course calling a police officer doing his job "stupid" when he admits that he doesn't have all the facts. Just why is the POTUS commenting on a local crime anyway? Did his magic teleprompter make him say that?

The idiocy permeates the entire administration. Handing out a mistranslated "reset" button to Russian dignitaries and wrongly formatted DVDs to our friends in England were certainly moments that made me proud of our leadership. And then there is their constant support for a deposed criminal in Honduras along with continually referring to the lawful removal of a thug from office as a coup. Maybe they are afraid that Honduras has set a precedent that might be followed here?

Congress is not exempt from the lunacy. Rushing to pass bills designed to destroy the freedom we enjoy without even reading the darn things is just one of many examples. Democrats refusal to reign in abuse within the mortgage industry that they encouraged and supported is another proud moment.

But the ultimate sign of their brilliance is in the numbers brought to you by our ruling class. And thanks to American Thinker who did the data gathering for me.

Total Deficit in Bush's first 7 years (2001-2007): $1.5 Trillion
CBO's Estimate of Obama's first 7 deficits (2009-2015): $7.1 Trillion

Much more fun with numbers at the link above. Enjoy!

Remember, Democrats like to tell us how much smarter they are than us. But frankly, based on their performance to date, I would prefer a bunch of 5th graders.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Waste, The Final Frontier...

Since 1989, the US Government has spent $79 BILLION of taxpayer money to study and spread propaganda on the global warming hoax. That is money that could have stayed in the private sector creating jobs and stimulating the economy. Instead it was wasted on Al Gore's fantasy/get-rich-quick scheme.

But for grins, let's assume that we would allow the government to spend our money on something else. What would that buy us?

It would provide private health insurance for nearly 1 million uninsured annually - assuming they were not illegally here or not interested in having medical insurance.

We could have purchased nearly three times as many F22s and lowered the programs overall cost - a program Obama called "a waste" - as if national security and air superiority is a waste.

We could build almost 3,000 more monuments dedicated to tax cheat and Democrat Charlie Rangle!

170 Million school kids could be served free lunches annually!!

You could build nearly 10 nuclear reactors and reduce greenhouse emissions from coal-powered plants.

You could purchase 3 TRILLION pounds of ham annually at twice the retail cost just like Obama's Agricultural Secretary recently did with STIMULUS money.

We could pay for 3,000 wetlands preservation projects like Nancy Pelosi included in the STIMULUS bill.

We could build 23,000 windmills and still not produce enough reliable energy as one nuclear power plant. But boy those birds love crashing into them. And what a lovely way to enhance the environment. Liberals could join hands and dance around each windmill and sing songs praising mother earth. That would be swell!

I'm just trying to get my hands around what Thomas Jefferson and our Founding Fathers might say if they saw how much money was stolen from citizens and wasted every year. They truly would be appalled.

20% Unemployment? Yes We Can!

In 2007, Obama joined the Senate in a Democrat takeover of both houses. Based on our laws, Congress owns the purse strings for our government. So effectively, Obama and his Democrat minions owned the economy from 2007 forward.

What was the economy like at the start of 2007?
Unemployment - 4.5%
Dow - 14,000
Deficit - $190 Billion and declining

What has two and a half years of Democrat control of Congress plus 6 months of Obama brought us?
Unemployment - 9.7%*
Dow - 9,000
Deficit - $1.8 TRILLION and growing

*That 9.7% figure has always seemed low to me. So I did more checking to see if they were properly counting people who had given up and/or exhausted their benefits. It seems my suspicion was warranted. If you look at the combined totals, the numbers are depressing.

Michigan is actually above 19% along with 8 other states 15% or higher (Oregon: 18.4%, California: 17.7%, Rhode Island: 17.1%, South Carolina: 16.8%, Tennessee: 15.7%, Florida: 15.6 %, Arizona: 15.5% and Nevada: 15.2%! Yikes!

The great economist Walter Williams is estimating it closer to 20% nationally.

I keep hearing Obama tout "jobs saved" and frankly, I have no idea how one would measure that other than pull it out of their less flattering parts.

Everything Obama and Congress has done since January has merely cost jobs and further hampered the natural economic recovery. Spending billions on ACORN and Democrat pet projects does nothing to create private sector jobs or stimulate the economy. Spending millions on pork - quite literally buying ham at twice what you pay at your local supermarket. Does nothing to help spur the economy, but its a nice pay off for Democrat supporters I guess.

Next up, destruction of the energy sector and government takeover of health care.

Hope and Change!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Even A Blind Squirrel...

Sarah Palin wrote a great op ed in the Washington Post against the insanity of Cap & Tax. We all know that "global warming" is a hoax and a fund raising scheme for the left. Even by their own estimates, the best case cap & tax scenario is a whopping 0.1 degree drop in temperature over the next 90 years from their draconian taxes. Whoopee!!

Not only would it destroy our domestic energy industry, leaving us more vulnerable globally to tyrants, dictators and terrorists, it would be the greatest tax increase in the history of the Republic. Prices for virtually everything would increase to pay for this monster.

So who does the left trot out to attack Palin on this? The failed Presidential candidate from the people's republic of Massachusetts, John Kerry, was assigned the task. I seem to recall that he served in Viet Nam, but don't quote me on that...

Here was his quote:

"The global climate change crisis threatens our economy and our national security in profound ways,"

If you think about it, he is absolutely correct, even though he probably doesn't even know it. This "crisis," if we enact the nonsense pushed by Kerry, Obama and Al Gore, does threaten our economy and national security in profound ways. We will not survive dancing around windmills and solar cells praying to mother earth to supply all our energy needs.

Anyhow on the same topic, the great Mark Steyn hits another one out of the park:

"Capitalism and consumerism have brought the world to the brink of economic and environmental collapse, the Prince of Wales has warned. … And in a searing indictment on capitalist society, Charles said we can no longer afford consumerism and that the 'age of convenience' was over."

He then got in his limo and was driven to his other palace.

Mark Steyn: Warm-mongers prefer you in poverty