Oh, the national debt hit $16 trillion today.
Archive for September 4th, 2012
Democrats: All race, all the time.
On MSNBC’s Tuesday coverage of the Democratic National Convention, Texas Democratic Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee warned that social and civil rights could be denied for “promises” of economic rights if Mitt Romney defeats President Barack Obama in November.
“The sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King is well embedded in African-American voters throughout the nation,” Jackson Lee said from the DNC in Charlotte, N.C. “We don’t want to go back to our social and civil rights being denied for promises about our economic rights.”
“We realize President Obama is standing with us on economic rights — education, Pell grants which will be cut by the Romney administration, Medicare which will be cut by the Romney administration, unemployment insurance which is necessary for those trying to get a job will be cut by the Romney administration, and investment in infrastructure which will be cut by the Romney administration,” she said.
Jackson Lee won’t tell the mindless O-bots about Obama and the Democrats cutting Pell grants and why Obama wants to keep black children in failing schools. Jackson Lee won’t tell blacks about the $716 billion in Medicare cuts the Democrats used to pay for ObamaCare while double-counting the “savings” to trick the weak-minded O-bots. All Democrats have is lies and distortion.S
“African-American voters are not monolithic — they don’t think this one way. They think holistically,” she added.
This is IRRESPONSIBLE & UNPATRIOTIC as Senator Obama was fond of saying.
(CNSNews.com) -The U.S. government debt, which topped $16 trillion for the first time at the close of business on Friday, now equals approximately $136,260 for every household in the country.
Just since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, the debt has increased by $45,848 per household—or about 50 percent per household.
As of Friday, the debt was 16,015,769,788,215.80. According to the Census Bureau, there were approximately 117,538,000 households in the country in 2010. Thus, the current debt equals about $136,260 per household.
When President Obama was inaugurated in 2010, the debt was 10,626,877,048,913.08 and has since increased by 5,388,892,739,302.72. That equals an increase of about $45,848 per household.
Just give Obama another 4 years. He will turn the economy around and drive it even further into the ground.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory activity shrank for the third straight month in August as new orders, production and employment all fell. The report adds to other signs that manufacturing is struggling around the globe.
The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Tuesday its index of manufacturing activity ticked down to 49.6. That’s down from 49.8 in July and the lowest reading in three years. A reading below 50 indicates contraction.
Weak consumer spending and steady declines in business orders for large machinery and other capital goods are slowing factory output.
Following a brief period in which it seemed that US foodstamp recipients may have peaked, with those living in poverty maxing out at 46.514 million in December 2011, and then declining modestly for the next few months, June saw a new surge in those Americans living in poverty and thus eligible for foodstamps, with 173,600 new entrants into the system, bringing the total to a new all time high of 46.670 million and once again rising fast. Furthermore, with subsequent emergency events affecting the heartland due to the drought, the administration has made sure even more Americans will be eligible going forward. As a result expect the July and August numbers to promptly surpass 47 million on their way to the psychological resistance level of 50 million. Indicatively, the 173,600 increase in Foodstamps recipients in June was three times greater than Americans finding jobs (64,000, most of which part-time) according to the BLS. Finally, a new record was also breached for American households on foodstamps, which now hit 22.4 million, an increase of 106,298 households. The average benefit per household decline once more, this time to $276.5. Not an all time low, but just above it.
Persons on Foodstamps
Democrats have a long and noted history of lies and racism. For almost 200 years, Democrats have hid their lies, with the help of liberal teachers, and resorted to revisionist history. The Democrats were founded on a pro-slavery platform and contributed secession, segregation, the KKK, lynching, poll taxes, literacy tests and Jim Crow laws to our nation’s history. It’s the same party that voted AGAINST every single civil rights bill in US history. Not to mention they voted against the 13th, 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments to the US Constitution.
Anyway, DNC mouthpiece, and noted liar, Debbie Wasserman Shultz is the biggest peddler of these lies.
From American Spectator:
The lies are big, bold and prominent.
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been caught. And the website scandal may also impact the Virginia U.S. Senate race that has former Governor Tim Kaine as the Democrats’ nominee against ex-Senator and Governor George Allen. Why?
As reported in all manner of media outlets in September of 2010 (here at the Huffington Post, here on The Today Show and here in a 25-minute presentation at George Washington University posted on YouTube) it was then-DNC Chairman Kaine on whose watch the new DNC website was launched.
Now the fibs are the centerpiece of the Democratic National Committee’s revamped Obama-saluting website as the Democrats gather for their Charlotte convention. And Wasserman Schultz, of course, is the DNC chair — succeeding Kaine –by the grace of the Obama White House. Which certainly had the ability to block or change the contents — and hasn’t.
What are the lies?
Lie Number One: Check the “Our History” section, found here of the DNC’s website. See it? The history section — now written to reflect the history of the Obama administration — begins with this breathtakingly bold lie:
For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights…..
Lie Number Two: Then check here to see the DNC’s “Issues” section on civil rights. That section begins with a second bold lie. This one:
Democrats have a long and proud history of defending Civil Rights and expanding opportunity for all Americans.
The DNC website in both its history and issues sections is literally wiped clean of any reference that this is the party that spent platform after platform after platform building a culture of racism.
This is the real history of civil rights under Democrats:
- Supported slavery in 6 platforms from 1840-1860.
- · Opposed the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution that successively wiped out slavery and gave both legal rights and voting rights to black Americans.
- · Supported segregation actively or by silence in 20 platforms from 1868-1948.
- · Opposed anti-lynching laws, specifically supported by the GOP in four platforms between 1912 and 1928.
- · Opposed the GOP-sponsored Civil Rights Acts of 1866, which focused on legal equality for blacks.
- · Opposed the GOP on giving voting rights to blacks in the District of Columbia in 1867. The legislation was passed over the Democrats’ objection..
- · Nominated an 1868 presidential ticket of New York Governor Horatio Seymour and ex-Missouri Congressman Francis Blair. The Democrats pledged they would declare the Civil Rights laws passed by the GOP “null and void” and would refuse to enforce them. They lost to Ulysses Grant.
- · Opposed the Enforcement Acts, three laws passed by the GOP between 1870 and 1871 targeting the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and making it a federal crime to block the right of blacks to vote, hold office, serve on juries and have equal protection of the laws with whites.
- · Opposed the GOP Civil Rights Act of 1875, which prohibited discrimination of blacks in public accommodations.
- · Used the Ku Klux Klan as what Columbia University historian Eric Foner calls “a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.” Nor is there reference to University of North Carolina historian Allen Trelease’s description of the Klan as the “terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.” Nor is there mention of the infamous 1924 Democratic Convention — the “Klanbake” as it is known to history because hundreds of the delegates were Klan members. The Klan-written platform mixed the traditional Democratic message of progressivism and racism in the Klan-written platform.
- · Repealed the Civil Rights laws enacted by GOP Congresses and presidents, already damaged by the Supreme Court. When Democrats gained control of both Congress and the White House in 1892, the Democrats’ President Grover Cleveland signed the repeal on February 8, 1894.
When all else fails, O-bots blame Bush. It’s hard to explain the record number of unemployed college graduates under President hope & change. 50% of college graduates are UNEMPLOYED.
From College Insurrection:
The old favorite standby excuse of the Obama Administration. When all else fails, blame Bush. I think America’s college students are much smarter than that. Report below by John Rossomando of Red Alert Politics.
Youth enthusiasm for President Obama is nowhere near where it was in 2008 because of decisions made during the Bush years, according to Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs, who appeared this morning on CNN’s State of the Unionwith Candy Crowley.
Crowley asked Gibbs about the reasons for the President’s weakened support among young Americans under 30 who voted for Obama by a 66 percent margin in 2008. Recent polling suggests that number has fallen to 48 percent today.
“This is not 2008,” Gibbs said. “What’s happened since then is that we’ve had a series economic calamities caused by bad decisions made before the president ever got there.”
I’m still trying to find exactly where the US Constitution grants a president executive power to push laws not approved by Congress. Obama is a wanna-be dictator who is ruling through the use of presidential fiat.
Between conservatives focusing all their attention on the successes/failures of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and the left having a meltdown over the supposed “racism” and unprecedented disrespect of Clint Eastwood’s “Empty Chair” routine, little attention has been given to an executive order issued last Thursday by President Barack Obama that targets industrial “efficiency” and carbon emissions.
“Today, we are taking another step to strengthen American manufacturing by boosting energy efficiency for businesses across the nation,” said President Obama.
“This action will cut costs, increase efficiency, and help our businesses create strong, middle class jobs. We’ll continue to do everything we can to put more people back to work and build an economy that lasts,” he added.
All this man knows how to do is lie. These new regulations will increase cost and cause manufacturers to pass the costs back down to the consumer.
The order, which aims to increase the number of cogeneration plants in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2020 and slash carbon emissions by 150 million tons per year, is the administration’s latest effort to “deploy cleaner and more efficient energy production in the country by working around political resistance to climate change and ‘green’ energy legislation on Capitol Hill,” Reuters reports.
Obama is upset that he couldn’t reward more of his “green energy” bundlers thanks to Democrats, who controlled the House and Senate.
“The Federal Government has limited but important authorities to overcome … barriers, and our efforts to support investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP [Combined heat and power] should involve coordinated engagement with a broad set of stakeholders,” the order says.
Like Solyndra & Beacon Power? Two of many bankrupt green energy bundlers Obama rewarded with taxpayer-backed loans.
Translation: If duly elected representatives of the people get in the way of “climate change” (formerly known as “global warming,“ formerly known as ”global cooling”) legislation, work around them.