Musings on the week ending 8/11/2012
David Coughlin | August 11, 2012
Politics â€“ â€œMothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.â€ John F. Kennedy.
Media â€“ Americans of all political persuasions overwhelmingly hold an unfavorable view of the political media with 76% of women and 80% of men contemptuous of this profession.
Labor Force Participation Rate â€“ Number of Americans with jobs fell by 195,000 in July.
Politics â€“ Americans are not listening as Democrats continue the distraction strategy to lie to divert attention to Romneyâ€™s tax returns, rather than the abysmal Obama economic record.
Politics â€“ Obamaâ€™s â€œYou didnâ€™t build thatâ€ gaffe was his attempt to re-assure lifeâ€™s losers that their failures are not their fault, so they will stop feeling sorry for themselves.
Politics â€“ In 1989, David Dinkins was elected first black mayor of New York City and in 2008 Barack Obama elected first black President, and both will leave office after one term.
Media â€“ Newspapers continue to hemorrhage readers with only political ads in the 2012 election to save them, but I expect many newspapers will disappear after the next election.
Politics â€“ I expect that the TEA Party members will support Mitt Romney in the November election, delivering a landslide victory to the Republicans to repair the Obama damage!
Politics â€“ I expect that the 2012 Presidential election will be the most racist campaign, with baseless accusations used to distract voter attention from Obamaâ€™s record of failure.
Education – â€œModern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.â€ John F. Kennedy.
Debt â€“ The real stimulus spending is at least $2.5 trillion since 2008, when you count the 2009 stimulus bill, unemployment insurance extensions, and temporary payroll tax cuts.
Debt â€“ The national debt just passed $16 trillion after Obama, who promised to cut the deficit in half, is responsible for more than $5 trillion of that debt and the deficit has not been cut.
Post Office â€“ The U.S. Postal Service has been losing an average of $42,335,766 per day in fiscal 2012, so talks of drastic reform or privatization have been resuurected.
Pensions â€“ An unintended consequence of the Federal Reserve maintaining low interest rates is underfunded pension plans that assumed investment returns of 8%.
Energy â€“ At least a dozen more Solyndra-like Obama energy brainchildren have gone bankrupt, swallowing taxpayer dollars in their gluttonous paths to failure.
Energy â€“ Big environmental groups argue that they are fully supportive of clean energy, as they delay or kill 140 renewable energy projects across the country.
Education â€“ â€œGender equityâ€ targets in higher education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) institutionalizes discrimination and fixes a non-existent problem.
Environment â€“ Despite information technology advancements, the climate change hoax is based on notoriously inaccurate climate computer models that project apocalypse.
Immigration â€“ Census Data found that 43% of all immigrants remain on welfare 20 years after arriving in the U.S. suggesting that the path to opportunity is broken for immigrants.
Elections â€“ The Obama administration continues its battle to disenfranchise as many military voters as possible in Ohio, with only 5% able to cast an absentee ballot in 2010.
Healthcare â€“ After selling ObamaCare as the cure for the uninsured and spending $1 trillion, the CBO reported that 30 million non-elderly Americans will remain without health insurance.
Welfare â€“ President Obama has created a firestorm by overturning the work requirements of the popular 1996 welfare-reform law, since 83% of adults favor work requirements.
Debt â€“ I expect that the countryâ€™s credit rating will again be downgraded after Congress debt ceiling discussions again fail to find sufficient spending cuts to halt deficit spending.
Deficit â€“ I expect one or more states to declare bankruptcy by 2012 and seek assistance to recover from the bad economic decisions of the past under federal judicial protection.
Housing â€“ I expect that it will take four or more years at the current rate for the backlog of foreclosures to finally clear, before we see any signs of life of a robust housing recovery.
Foreign Policy â€“ â€œDomestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.â€ John F. Kennedy.
Defense â€“ If Barack Hussein Obama was not a politician there would be no way he would qualify for a national defense security clearance, but instead he hurts our nationâ€™s security.
Defense â€“ The biggest military threat is an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) which would be devastating to the United States, with up to 90% of the population dead or dying.
Israel â€“ I expect that Israel will be attacked by Hamas again in 2012 and the IDF will retaliate by invading and then annexing Gaza based on the concept of defensible borders.
Israel â€“ I expect that Israel will suffer a nuclear attack from Islamist extremists by 2012, and Obama will stand aside and not help defend this longtime ally.
Asia â€“ I expect that North Korea will attack South Korea and attempt to reunite Korea by the 2012, and Obama will be an unwitting accomplice as he abandons this ally in a time of war.
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