I hesitate to call my list “news stories” because many of them have not been covered by the Obama-media because they would make the liberal administration look like the miserable failure that it has been.Â On with the list.
- The Economy:Â If you look past the cheerleadingÂ reporting that the recession is over and jobs are being created, and a falling unemployment percent, you might just see how bad things still are.Â I don’t remember a time where I have sweated my employment for so long.Â I am not consumed, but the gnawing feeling is always there in the background.Â As of November 2011 the U6 Unemployment (U-6 = Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force) rate is 15.6 percent.Â
“Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt contended that the president has not broken his promise on [taking money from] lobbyists, saying in a statement that the Times analysis â€œmisses the forest for the trees.â€
The accusation has to be particularly hurtful to Obama since it came from their long-time pubic relations firm, The New York Times.Â If you factor in “liberal-speak” there is aÂ missing word in the quote from Obama’s spokesman and that would be the wordÂ “directly.”Â Once the money is bundled and rebundled and given by lobbyists, but from their personal accounts it’s all mixed up.Â Who could follow it.Â You would have to be as naive as a mass media journalist to believe that lobbying money doesn’t make its way into Obama’s coffers.Â
I was shampooing my hair this morning and forgot how to do it so as luck would have it my bottle had directions.Â The only problem is that I got stuck in a loop ofÂ lather,Â rinse, repeat…lather, rinse, repeat…lather, rinse, repeat…. (you get the picture).Â There is nothing on the directions about when to stop.Â So I start thinking that since this seems to be happeningÂ with Obama’s economic policy maybe he lost the last page of his economic book and just doesn’t know where to stop.Â I eventually ran out of shampoo and had to stop, but he has no “bottle” to empty.Â When he runs out of our money, he just prints/borrows more.Â Like my suds our money seems to be going down the drain.
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“Top Democrats and Republicans in Congress prepared new proposals to avert a government debt default and a potential global financial crisis.”
That’s the lead paragraph from a story in today’s paper.Â What should scare you is when Democrats and Republicans agree on something the public generally gets screwed.Â I believe that both sides realized that they set up this “battle” and now that the public is watching they are not sure how to get out from all of the rhetoric that they have been spreading.Â What both sides agree on is that they both want desperately to get re-elected and regain power.Â Even a little power is better than none and they are more than willing to squander our money, our children’s money, and our grandchildrens’ money to maintain their power.Â Here are few facts as I see them:
There once was a story about a Gov. named Ed, poor Philadelphia man, mostly kept his state in red, then one day he was spendin’ out his a#%, and out from the ground game a hissin gas…Marcellus that is, natural gas, Pennsylvania cash…
If it helps that introduction sort of goes with the Beverly Hillbillies theme song [a show on TV Land for those of you under forty].Â
â€œI gave him the challenge that I give to all Democrats. If a Democrat can name one thing specific to Democrats that has improved the lives of black people and justified blacks voting 94% Democrat for the last five decades, then I will pay his monthly mortgage payment once for each issue on which he is right. For the record, I have made this bet with Democrats from all walks of life, including political science professors, and have yet to pay a mortgage.â€
There are far too many examples of lame-stream media outlets subtle and more often overt characterization of GOP as greedy corporate shills while Democrats are looking to save the world.
Part 1: The latest example is regarding Michelle Obamaâ€™s foray into the business of public school lunch programs. I am not sure where in the Constitution that the federal government has the authority to tell some local school district what to do about school lunches, but according to the way the Associated Press tells it,
â€œHouse Republicans are pushing back against Obama administration efforts to promote healthier lunchesâ€¦Republicans say the rules are too costly.â€
The latest â€œman-causedâ€ disaster looming according to the drive-by media is a massive federal government shutdown. According to most reports the Republicans are holding Obamaâ€™s feet to the fire to secure nominal budget cuts in order to pass the budget. I characterized the desired cuts as nominal because what is 60 billion dollars in a budget well over a trillion dollars. Here at FramingTheDialogue I like to frame the issues using the truth and in this case there are the following factors:
- It is the responsibility of Congress and the President to pass a budget before the fiscal year begins.