Posts Tagged ‘jobs bill’

Partisanship

Posted by Troy on 28th November 2011 in Current Events, Political

Being bored, I checked out some political cartoons on Slate.  I would estimate a quarter of the ones I looked at were against both parties, ten percent were against the Democrats, and the bulk of them were against the Republicans for not going along with whatever Obama wants to do.  Herein, I will debunk this:

The economy was bad when he got elected, right?  So, why didn’t Obama concentrate on getting jobs back then?  Instead, he was more prone to concentrate on the Health Care Bill.

This President has single handedly destroyed jobs in the oil industry while at the same time loaning our tax dollars to help other countries drill off our coastline.  Of course, when you hurt one job sector, you hurt all the jobs in the area as there are less customers.  I should imagine that he will also destroy insurance jobs as companies start to crash and burn under the Health Care Act.

To my knowlege, this new jobs bill is basically another stimulus bill just like the massive one before it.  Why is it that we think that we can solve the problem with more spending when the first spending had no effect?  Stopping someone from throwing gasoline on a fire when they say that liquid is what is needed to put out the flame isn’t being obstructionist…it’s being rational.

You can claim the Republicans only want to protect the wealthy, but the fact of the matter is that even if you take 100% of the wealthy’s income, it still would not be enough to cover Social Security, federal/state pensions, and Medicare/Medicaid (let alone Obamacare) by the 2020′s.  Just like in the real world, it’s not what you make, it’s what you spend.  There are people living on $25,000 that can put money away and there are people making millions that will go bankrupt in short order.  It’s not what you make.  It’s what you spend.

Finally, government meddling is why were are in the mess we are in because they pretend that humans will do exactly what are expected of them.  The reason why the sub-prime mortgages caused a crisis was because they brought in physicists to devise the mechanics of the derivatives.  What these complex mathematical computations failed to consider is that humans are not like physics.  There are no set laws.  People are governed by self-interest and will act accordingly.  Economists would have been better since that’s their supposed speciality.  However, there are two major branches of economists: Keynesian and Supply Side.  All Republicans view Keynesians as partisan hacks, and all Democrats view Supply Siders as partisan hacks.  I believe in Supply Side, but I admit that economic theory is close to religious beliefs as it is generally impossible to isolate variables when dealing with macroeconomics.

Long Live the Constitution!

Most Americans Support Obama’s Job Plan

Posted by Troy on 21st September 2011 in Political

According to a recent poll, most Americans support Obama’s plan.  This leads me to ask a few questions:

1)  What show are they watching?  This man is a walking disaster. 

2)  If a trillion dollar stimulus plan failed miserably, why on earth would someone think a half trillion dollar stimulus would do anything?

3)  How on earth did they phrase these questions?  You can phrase a question so that someone’s answer is assured.  Example:  “Would you support the government hiring people to decrease unemployment?”

I think what they should really ask “Do you support Obama’s Job Bill to the point that you would be willing to be half a trillion dollars more in debt to the Chinese?”  This is the real question, and I think most people would answer, “No.”

Jobs Bill and States Rights

Posted by Troy on 20th September 2011 in Political

The Jobs Bill requires that those states who accept the new stimulus money must waive their state sovereignty over cases which are subject to this bill.  While I could conceivably agree that there could be a rationale behind this, I feel like this is a very telling display of how the White House views states rights in general.  Accepting this bill is making a deal with the Devil.  You can almost hear him saying, “What is a soul?”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/what-you%e2%80%99re-not-hearing-about-the-new-jobs-bill-it-overrides-state%e2%80%99s-rights/

Details are pending, but this is going to be a terrible bill.  Hopefully it will crash and burn.

Long Live the Constitution!

Obama’s Job Bill

Posted by Troy on 14th September 2011 in Current Events, Political

So we have another half TRILLION dollar stimulus bill.  This is his big plan.  It’s understandable when all you can say is “It would have been worse without the stimulus plan.”  We’ve been hovering at 9% unemployment, and the White House itself admits that this will continue onwards through 2012.  Not to mention the fact that all these infrastructure jobs are temporary and would take a while to actually put into action due to feasibility studies, permits, and the like.

In a way, this makes sense for him.  He can put the spending mostly in states that he could win but is in trouble.  It reinforces his narrative about the first stimulus not being enough.  Honestly, to do anything other than another large spending bill would be tantamount to him admitting that he was wrong about everything.

On another note, Obama does not sound Presidential when he is out on these tours.  He sounds like a rebel rouser.  He sounds like a community organizer/agitator, which is what he has always been.  Let’s just see if we can survive the next sixteen months of this guy.