Category Archives: Economy

A Capitalistic and Constitutional Energy Plan

From America’s Right:

. . . Henry Waxman and Ed Markey’s cap-and-trade legislation, will drive American jobs overseas as business and industry move to escape an exponentially increased tax and regulatory burden, the American Energy Act will create hundreds of thousands of American jobs, through a focus on building new nuclear and oil drilling facilities from coast to coast, and off the coast as well.

From what I’ve learned, this legislation is exactly what we’ve been yammering on about here at America’s Right since, well, its inception. It truly is an all-of-the-above approach, and should be promoted as just that.

First, it starts with nuclear power. This GOP proposal sets an ambitious but job-rich national goal to construct and bring online 100 new nuclear reactors over the next two decades. Currently, as House Republicans have pointed out in recent days, America is home to 104 nuclear reactors, which provide this nation with 20 percent of its electricity and 73 percent of its carbon-emission-free electricity . . . yet not a single new reactor has been ordered since 1978.

read the entire article here

$100 Billion Bail-Out for Euro Banks Attached to War Funding Bill; UPDATED

Well, this should not come as a surprise since it worked so well for them to attach the health care legislation to a so-called urgent economic stimulus bill per Daschle’s advice. I can hear them  now:

“Wow, that tactic worked  so well, why not try it again and see if the public doesn’t notice,” they proclaimed.

And thus that is what they did:

by DefendUSx    

Democrats in Congress have agreed to provide a $100 billion credit line to the International Monetary Fund, tagging it onto the war supplemental intended for operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.

The measure would also increase the U.S. member contribution to the IMF by $8 billion and authorize the United States to back the IMF’s plan to sell 400 tons (12.97 million ounces) of gold, according to lawmakers’ aides quoted in a Reuters report.

This would fulfil Obama’s pledge to the G20 in April, to contribute toward a $500 billion boost for the IMF, which it says will go toward “helping poorer nations” during the economic downturn.

However, what the The Treasury Department is really proposing is an international version of the Wall Street bailout; a $100 billion bailout for the IMF, which amounts to a bailout for European banks facing big losses in Central and Eastern Europe.

If the bill pasess, we will see $100 billion in U.S. tax dollars simply handed over to foreign banks with no oversight.

House Republicans, including Minority Leader John Boehner, have threatened to vote no on the war funding if the IMF money is attached.

“Let’s be clear: a troop-funding bill should fund our troops, period,” said Boehner. “Weighing down this critical legislation with nondefense spending will only drag this process out further and cost it essential Republican support needed for passage.”

“We should not be having this discussion. IMF funding has no business being included in the war supplemental” bill, said Representative Eric Cantor, a member of the Republican leadership.

The passage of the bill will be an extrememly close run contest, given that GOP votes are needed to make up for 51 anti-war Democrats who opposed it last month.

If all Republicans vote no, then the House leadership will need 18 of the Democrats to reverse their defection and vote yes.

Of course, because the IMF money is tagged onto a bill to fund U.S. troops in the field, there is increased pressure on those considering voting down the measure.

We have previously highlighted the ongoing agenda to vastly empower the IMF and transform the institution into a “bank of the world” with the power to print its own currency.

This is not a “conspiracy theory”.

As the Washington Post highlighted two months ago, the agenda is laid out in publicly available internal IMF documents, interviews and think-tank reports.

It is part of an open move to empower a group of unelected central bankers with the authority to usurp state sovereignty by overseeing benchmarks for national economic governance and setting regulations for financial institutions all over the globe.

As we have also previously highlighted, both the IMF and the United Nations have thrown their weight behind proposals to implement a de-facto global financial dictatorship.

Both bodies have expressed support for new world reserve currency system to replace the dollar as part of the acceleration towards a new economic world order.

Here are our brillant treasury and fed reserve leaders in March making the case for a new world monetary system:

 

UPDATE: via Michelle Malkin

Funding for troops protecting our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan has officially been placed on hold while Democratic leaders try to secure enough Democratic votes to attach to the legislation a $108 billion global bailout for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – a bailout that could line the pockets of terrorist regimes around the world, according to Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA). In a letter to his colleagues earlier today, Rep. Sherman warned, “We face the very real possibility that some of the world’s worst regimes will benefit from the additional resources provided to the IMF, World Bank and other international institutions, unless the U.S. works vigilantly to deny this assistance.”

An initial troop funding bill passed the House last month by an overwhelming bipartisan majority – 368-60. And the final version of that legislation could pass the House right now by an equally strong margin, giving our men and women in uniform all the tools they need for success in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, Democratic leaders seem willing to let that bipartisan coalition unravel as they barrel ahead with their global bailout scheme.

Time to burn up the congressional phone lines: 202-224-3121.

After victory he stacked his administration full of communists, socialists and sympathisers to create one of the most far left administrations in US history

GOTCHA! You thought I was talking about Mr Teleprompter in Chief didn’t you?

Here is a must read history lesson on Communism right out of the Chicago CPUSA and DSA’s dossier on grooming their Presidential candidate while perfecting their Marxist agenda for America:

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New Zeal Blogspot posted by Trevor Loudon at 6/01/2009

Hard Evidence! Proof That Obama’s Hawaii and Chicago Communist Networks Were Linked?

It is now well established that Barack Obama was linked to the Hawaiian Communist Party network through his boyhood/teenage mentor Frank Marshall Davis.

It is also well known that after moving to Chicago, Obama linked up with the local communist networks.

Manning Marable, a leader of the Communist Party offshoot Committees of Correspondence for Democracy&Socialism claims that Obama understands what socialism is. A lot of the people working with him are, indeed, socialists with backgrounds in the Communist Party or as independent Marxists. There are a lot of people like that in Chicago who have worked with him for years…”

This leads to two key questions.

A Were the Hawaii and Chicago networks connected?

B Did Obama’s connection to Frank Marshall Davis in any way influence his progress up the Chicago political ladder?

If the answer is yes to both, there are significant implications.

It means that that the Communist Party USA was watching Obama from an early age and was willing to help his political career.

Frank Marshall Davis was active in the Chicago Communist Party until he moved to Hawaii in late 1948.

I speculated in this post that Davis may have known left wing journalist Vernon Jarrett in post war Chicago. A connection would be significant because the Jarrett family has played a very important role in Obama’s rise to power.

Both Jarrett and Davis worked in the communist dominated South Side Community Art Center and on the communist influenced Chicago Defender newspaper, in late 1940s Chicago.

I have since found conclusive evidence that Davis and Jarrett not only knew each other, but worked together in another Communist Party dominated organisation-The Citizen’s Committee to Aid Packing House Workers.

“organized to support the united packing-House workers of America C.I.O. now on strike


The letter above is dated April 12, 1948. Note that CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) was at the time a communist controlled labor federation.


To the left is a partial list of Citizen’s Committee to Aid Packing House Workers officials.

Note the names Oscar C. Brown (Treasurer) and Louise T. Patterson (Assistant Treasurer), F.M. Davis and Vernon Jarrett.

To confirm the connection, below is a close-up of the committee’s publicity committee. Note that it is chaired by Vernon Jarrett and includes Frank Marshall Davis.


That the Citizen’s Committee was communist influenced is beyond doubt.

Louise T Patterson was the wife of Illinois Communist Party vice-chairman and attorney William Patterson and a prominent Party member in her own right. Louise Patterson was still a leader of the Illinois Communist Party well into the 1970s.


Further down the page was list of the organization’s “Food and groceries committee”. Named among them was Ishmael Flory, a leader of the Illinois Communist Party from the late 1930s until his death in 2004.

Incidentally, one of the eulogists at Flory’s funeral was Timuel Black, a well known member of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy&Socialism and a long time friend and political supporter of Barack Obama.


Oscar C Brown-later a famous jazz musician under the name Oscar Brown jnr, was also at the time a Communist Party member. he joined in 1946 and was expelled around 1954.

In 1948 Vernon Jarrett left his job as journalist at the Chicago Defender to start a black oriented radio show “Negro Newsfront” with Oscar Brown.

Jarrett was clearly on the far left and almost certainly, like his colleague Frank Marshall Davis, a covert member of the Communist Party.

Jarrett worked hard promoting socialist causes including the communist controlled Progressive Party.


Vernon Jarrett went on to become the Chicago Tribune’s first black syndicated columnist and was a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists.

According to a Washington Post obituary May 25th 2004

Mr. Jarrett continually shone a light on African American history and pertinent issues in Chicago and throughout the country. He stoked the political embers in Chicago that led to the 1983 election of the city’s first African American mayor, Harold Washington.


Vernon Jarrett was a key influence in Washington’s decision to run for the Chicago mayoralty and remained a key supporter through his four year tenure.

Harold Washington defeated the Daley machine to win the mayoralty backed by a coalition led by Chicago’s Communist Party and the local branch of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

DSA member and socialist historian Paul Buhle, wrote in a 1992 article for the Encyclopedia of the American Left;

Communists also gained from long-standing political contacts in the black community. Victories of black mayoral and congressional candidates with decades — old ties to the CP — a short list would include Coleman Young and George Crocket in Detroit, Gus Newport in Berkeley, and somewhat more ambiguously, Harold Washington in Chicago

Washington was actively involved in Communist Party fronts such as the US Peace Council and the Chicago Committee on Southern Africa, right up to winning the mayoralty-with Party support. After victory he stacked his administration full of communists, socialists and sympathisers to create one of the most far left administrations in US history-cut short only by his pre-mature death after four years in office.


I quote from remarks by Illinois Communist Party organiser John Bachtell to a “Special District Meeting on African American Equality and Building the Communist Party and Young Communist League, Chicago”, IL September 30, 2007.

The legacy of Harold Washington’s election and his administration is in the collective consciousness not only of the African American community, but the entire city. Many of his democratizing achievements endure 20 years later.

The historic election of Washington was the culmination of many years of struggle. It reflected a high degree of unity of the African American community and the alliance with a section of labor, the Latino community and progressive minded whites. This legacy of political independence also endures…

. side wards, in a crowded field. During the general election he won every ward in the city and all the collar counties. This appeal has continued in his presidential runth won 35% of the white vote and 7 norObamaIt also reflected a breakthrough among white voters. In the primary,

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Barack Obama has stated that Harold Washington’s victory in 1983 was the spur that made him leave New York to move to Chicago.

Vernon Jarrett was also a fan of Barack Obama. He watched his career from its early stages and became an ardent supporter.


In 1992 Obama worked for the ACORN offshoot, Project Vote to register black voters in aid of the Senate Campaign of Carol Moseley Braun. Unsurprisingly Moseley Braun also had strong Communist Party ties and was Harold Washington’s legislative floor leader.

Obama helped Moseley Braun win her Senate seat, then took it over himself in 2004-backed of course by the same communist/socialist alliance that had elected his political predecessors Harold Washington and Carol Moseley Braun.

Commenting on the 1992 race, Vernon Jarrett wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times of August 11th 1992;

Good news! Good news! Project Vote, a collectivity of 10 church-based community organizations dedicated to black voter registration, is off and running. Project Vote is increasing its rolls at a 7,000-per-week clip…If Project Vote is to reach its goal of registering 150,000 out of an estimated 400,000 unregistered blacks statewide, “it must average 10,000 rather than 7,000 every week,” says Barack Obama, the program’s executive director...

Dee Myles is a Chicago activist and chair of the Education Commission of the Communist Party USA. In 2004, after Vernon Jarret’s death from cancer she penned this tribute for the People’s Weekly World of June 5th.

Readers like me can be extremely selective of the journalists we read habitually… We are selective about the journalists to whom we become insatiably addicted, and once hooked we develop a constructive love affair without the romance….

Such was my experience with Vernon Jarrett, an African American journalist in Chicago who died at the age of 86 on May 23. I became a Vernon Jarrett addict, and I am proud of it!

Vernon Jarrett’s career as a journalist in Chicago began and ended at the Chicago Defender, the African American daily paper. In between, he was the first Black journalist at the Chicago Tribune, and I first began to read his articles during his tenure at the Chicago Sun-Times

Jarrett’s claim to fame is that he was a partisan of the cause of African Americans in the broad democratic tradition of Paul Robeson and W.E.B. DuBois..

Robeson and DuBois were both Communist Party members. On April 9th, 1998 at Chicago’s South Shore Cultural Center, Jarrett hosted a Paul Robeson Citywide Centennial Celebration event, with his old comrade and Party sympathiser Margaret Burroughs and former Communist Party members Studs Terkel and his old friend Oscar C.Brown.

Dee Myles continues;

Jarrett was fanatical about African Americans registering and voting in mass for socially conscious candidates. He championed Harold Washington like a great warrior, and this March, from his hospital bed, wrote an article appealing to Black Chicago to turn out to vote for Barack Obama in the Illinois primaries. Obama astounded everyone with an incredible landslide victory as the progressive, Black candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. From his sickbed, Vernon Jarrett issued a clarion call, and the people responded.

The Jarrett/Obama conection did not end with Vernon Jarrett’s death-it moved to a higher level with his famous daughter-in-law Valerie Jarrett.

A former Deputy Corporation Counsel for Finance and Development under Harold Washington, Jarrett continued to work in the mayor’s office into the 1990s.

In 1991, while Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard Daley, Jarrett hired Michelle Robinson, then engaged to Barack Obama.

Later Valerie Jarrett ran the finances for Obama’s 2004 Senate bid and served as treasurer of Obama’s HOPEFUND.

The relationship is more than professional-Jarrett is regarded as one of the Obamas’ closest friends and advisors.


According to Take Political Action May 24th 2008;

“She’s always been the other side of Barack’s brain.” That’s how an Obama insider described Valerie Jarrett as an Obama campaign aide announced Thursday night the former CTA chief and current Habitat Co. CEO is taking on a larger role to help her close friend win his White House bid.

The development comes as Jarrett, a charter member of Sen. Barack Obama’s kitchen cabinet, has been formalizing her portfolio and stepping up the pace within the past few weeks as a top advisor within the campaign.

Though she will be part-time, Jarrett will be one of the most visible and powerful African-Americans in the top rungs of the Obama operation…

Today Valerie Jarrett serves as one of three Senior Advisors to President Obama. She is Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, and Chairs the White House Commission on Women and Girls.

Frank Marshall Davis works closely in communist causes with Vernon Jarrett in Chicago. Davis moves to hawaii where he eventually meets and mentors a young Barack Obama. Then Obama moves to Chicago where his career is promoted by both Davis’s old colleague Vernon Jarrett and the Communist Party. Vernon Jarrett’s daughter-in-law employs Barack Obama’s fiance, befriends the family and becomes one of President Obama’s most trusted advisors. The Communist Party throws its entire weight behind Obama’s presidential campaign.

Are we expected to believe that this is all mere coincidence?

Would there be an Obama/Jarrett relationship today, if there had been no Frank Marshall Davis/Jarrett connection through the Communist Party of post war Chicago?

What role, if any, has the modern Communist Party USA played in fostering that relationship in more recent times?

The Communist Party USA continues to back their “friend” Barack Obama.

How deeply has the Communist Party been involved in advancing Obama’s political career-through the Jarrett family, or by other means?

The answers to these questions will have major implications for the future of what’s left of the free world.

Obama file 79 here posted by Trevor Loudon at 6/01/2009

“UPDATED” : AutoGate

URGENT UPDATE: The truth is hard to keep under the rug:

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The ratio of donations for dealers that were shuttered was 42 to 1, GOP to Democrat.

Gee, I wonder if that difference is statistically significant?

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I had been following this for a few days and now it seems that it is gaining some teeth and credibility to its substance:

From GatewayPundit: Hope & Change– Car Czar Behind Chrysler Closings Married to Former Dem Party Leader

More Hope and Change…

** Earlier it was reportedthat the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.
** Later it was discovered that a Big Dem Donor Group was
allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open…. And, their local competitors were eliminated.
** The
Auto Task Force, which includes Obama cabinet members, is reportedly calling the shots on which dealerships will close and stay open.
**
Steven Rattner leads The Auto Task Force and is married to the former National Finance Chair of Democratic Party, Maureen White.
** The closings in several instances appear
to benefit Dem donating dealers where local GOP-linked dealerships were closed.
** Even
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla) lost his Chrysler dealership in Florida and found out from a colleague on the House floor.
** Lithia Motor Group’s owners
gave $15,000to two Democrat candidates and support nationalized healthcare. They will likely lose just two of 29 dealerships and gain 5 more.
** One report claims the
odds that these Chrysler closings occurred without partisan bias are less than 1%.
** After closing the 789 dealerships Chrysler announced that they are
already looking to open new franchises.

Car Czar Steve Rattner’s wife Maureen White, was the former National Finance Chair of Democratic Party. Rattner and his Auto Task Force decided on which dealerships would close and which would stay open.

The Washington Examiner reported this morning on the partisan Chrysler dealer closings…

Evidence appears to be mounting that the Obama administration has systematically targeted for closing Chrysler dealers who contributed to Repubicans.

What started earlier this week as mainly a rumbling on the Right side of the Blogosphere has gathered some steam today with revelations that among the dealers being shut down are a GOP congressman and closing of competitors to a dealership chain partly owned by former Clinton White House chief of staff Mack McLarty. 

The basic issue raised here is this: How do we account for the fact millions of dollars were contributed to GOP candidates by Chrysler who are being closed by the government, but only one has been found so far that is being closed that contributed to the Obama campaign in 2008?

Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan learned from a House colleague that his Venice, Florida, dealership is on the hit list. Buchanan also has a Nissan franchise paired with the Chrysler facility in Venice.

“It’s an outrage. It’s not about me. I’m going to be fine,” said Buchanan, the dealership’s majority owner. “You’re talking over 100,000 jobs. We’re supposed to be in the business of creating jobs, not killing jobs,” Buchanan told News 10, a local Florida television station.

Buchanan, who succeeded former Rep. Katharine Harris in 2006, reportedly learned of his dealership’s termination from Rep.Candace Miller, R-MI. Buchanan owns a total of 23 dealerships in Florida and North Carolina.

Also fueling the controversy is the fact the RLJ-McCarty-Landers chain of Arkansas and Missouri dealerships aren’t being closed, but many of their local competitors are being eliminated. Go here for a detailed look at this situation. McClarty is the former Clinton senior aide. The “J” is Robert Johnson, founder of the Black Entertainment Television, a heavy Democratic contributor…

There’s more at The Examiner and also more at The Gateway Pundit.

This is disturbing in so many ways one’s head spins to find a place to start. But it is only the start of what is to come.

Imagine “The One” appointing one of his commie lackies as the head of ALL of the banks that control how much of our money goes into the new Government Motors without our knowledge if the next phase of his complete take-over of another private sector industry is realized. Especially since he now has gained a strong foot-hold on the door.

WHAT???? Dusting Off “Doddly-Do-Wrong’s” 1991 Bank Bail-Out Legislation “UPDATED”

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Well, at least we now know why the Fed & the Treasury Dept are spending money they don’t have.

It seems that after the 1987 crash on Wall Street, Goldman Sachs went to Dodd and asked for legislation to protect them should it happen again. Dodd bent over like a good paid politician and made sure the corrupt bank bail-out legislation was added in at the last minute so that it went unnoticed except to those that knew:

WaPo

There is also a question about the roots of the crisis: Did investment banks take greater risks in the past two decades because they knew the Fed could rescue them?

The 1991 legislation, authored by Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), was requested by Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms in the wake of the 1987 market crisis, and it would save some of them a generation later.

I have a hard time believing that Dodd didn’t know of the implications that this type of unconstitutional legislation would bankrupt the enire nation because of the sinister way in which it was slid into the bill:

On the day before Thanksgiving in 1991, the U.S. Senate voted to vastly expand the emergency powers of the Federal Reserve.

Almost no one noticed.

The critical language was contained in a single, somewhat inscrutable sentence, and the only public explanation was offered during a final debate that began with a reminder that senators had airplanes to catch. Yet, in removing a long-standing prohibition on loans that supported financial speculation, the provision effectively allowed the Fed for the first time to lend money to Wall Street during a crisis.

Dodd, at the time chairman of the securities subcommittee of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, agreed to insert the language into a bill whose primary purpose was to reform the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which guarantees commercial bank deposits.

Talk about a safety net! No wonder Dodd and Frank didn’t want the Bush regulations to go anywhere:

During a meeting to discuss the bill’s final language, a representative of the Federal Reserve was asked to comment. Donald L. Kohn, then the director of the Fed’s Division of Monetary Affairs, said the agency had no objections, according to people in attendance that day.

The Fed has extensive regulatory authority over commercial banks, to keep them from needing its safety net. But after Dodd’s language passed into law, the Fed did not seek new regulatory authority over investment banks, nor did Congress move to provide new authority.

Instead, over the next two decades, federal officials would emphasize that investment banks had an incentive to be cautious because they were operating without a safety net.

read entire article here for the complete story

This is outrageous!!! Time for more calls to DC come Monday and insist on the resignations of Dodd and Frank as the chairman of any financial committee!!!

UPDATE: WaPo Sept 12, 2008: Where Was Sen. Dodd? Playing the Blame Game On Fannie and Freddie

. . . from late 2002 through 2007: Starting in 2002, White House and Treasury Department economic policy staffers, with support from then-Chief of Staff Andy Card, began to press for meaningful reforms of Fannie, Freddie and other government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs).

The crux of their concern was this: Investors believed that the GSEs were government-backed, so shouldn’t the GSEs also be subject to meaningful government supervision?

(snip)

President Bush was receptive to reform. He withheld nominees for Fannie and Freddie’s boards — a presidential privilege. While it would have been valuable politically to use such positions to reward supporters, the president put good policy above good politics.

(snip again)

The administration did not accept half-measures. In 2005, Republican Mike Oxley, then chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, brought up a reform bill (H.R. 1461), and Fannie and Freddie’s lobbyists set out to weaken it. The bill was rendered so toothless that Card called Oxley the night before markup and promised to oppose it. Oxley pulled the bill instead.

During this period, Sen. Richard Shelby led a small group of legislators favoring reform, including fellow Republican Sens. John Sununu, Chuck Hagel and Elizabeth Dole. Meanwhile, Dodd — who along with Democratic Sens. John Kerry, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were the top four recipients of Fannie and Freddie campaign contributions from 1988 to 2008 — actively opposed such measures and further weakened existing regulation.

 

The president’s budget proposals reflected the nature of the challenge. Note the following passage from the 2005 budget: Fannie, Freddie and other GSEs “are highly leveraged, holding much less capital in relation to their assets than similarly sized financial institutions. . . . A misjudgment or unexpected economic event could quickly deplete this capital, potentially making it difficult for a GSE to meet its debt obligations. Given the very large size of each enterprise, even a small mistake by a GSE could have consequences throughout the economy.”

That passage was published in February 2004. Dodd can find it on Page 82 of the budget’s Analytical Perspectives.

 

 click HERE for the full article and outline of events that lead up to the collapse of the markets

Making Our Voices Heard

Let’s keep this going…an e-mail I recieved that if implemented by enough can send a HUGE message to DC about why American Made is the only way to get this economy moving again….

> LETS GET BEHIND THIS!!!!!!!!!!
>
>
> we can really start right now.
>
> I WAS BUYING FOOD THE OTHER DAY AT THE LOCAL MARKET. ON THE LABEL OF
> SOME PRODUCTS IT SAID FROM CHINA. FOR EXAMPLE THE” OUR FAMILY” BRAND OF THE
> MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN “FROM CHINA.” I WAS SHOCKED!!
> SO FOR A FEW MORE CENTS I BOUGHT THE LIBERTY GOLD BRAND FROM CALIFORNIA. TAKES FOREVER JUST TO BUY FOOD AND DO LABEL READING ! !
>
> Are we Americans as dumb as we appear — or — is it that we just do not think? While the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets, the media wrings its hands and criticizes the Bush Administration for perceived errors.
>
> Yet 70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.
>
> Well, duh..why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?
>
> SIMPLY DO IT YOURSELF, AMERICA !!
>
> Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says ‘Made in China ‘ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.
>
> Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example, the point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.
>
> THINK ABOUT THIS – If 200 million Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor…fast!!
>
> The downside? Some American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory. Wahhhhhhhhhhhh
>
> The solution? Let’s give them fair warning and send our own message. Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on June 4, and continue it until July 4. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it.
>
> Remember, June 4 to July 4.
>
> EVEN BETTER. . . START NOW.
>
> Send this to everybody you know. Let’s show them that we are Americans and NOBODY can take us for granted.
>
> If we can’t live without cheap Chinese goods for one month out of our lives, WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!
>
> Pass it on, America

“Obama-man Can Cuz He Mixes It With Hope And makes The world Feel Good”

Hillarious . . . Yet sad at the same time because of the destruction this administration is imposing on our economy and the future of our children and grandchildren.

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Read the Bill? Perish the Thought!”

Brian Beutler of TPM may be enamoured by the tactics Waxman took to make sure his “C-r-ap N’ Ty-rade” bill would be heading our way in a few short days:

Faced with the possibility that the GOP minority might require the committee’s clerks to read aloud the 900-page Waxman-Markey climate change bill, or many of its 400-plus proposed amendments, the committee’s chairman, Henry Waxman (D-CA), hired a speed reader. An quick tongued, acting-clerk, if you will.

The quick tongued clerk soon had the RINO’s running back to their prehistoric caves whence they came, once again conceding to political theatrical blackmail:

Mary Katharine Ham of TWS gives a true constitutional perspective as to the trouble the Republican party is in for the next couple of years while the halls of Congress are thick with these spineless creatures who claim to represent us: 

Democrats Cleverly Thwart ‘Nefarious’ Republican Scheme to Have Congress Read Cap-and-Trade Bill With Speed Reading Clerk

Heaven forfend! Who would want to make the committee, which is supposed to understand the bill, actually listen to the contents of all 900 pages of it?

Even if the reading of the bill is a partisan “stall tactic” on the part of the Republicans, intellectually honest folks who want government to function responsibly would have to admit it’s a pretty benign one—beneficial, even. The brouhaha over reading the bill is an implicit, disturbing admission that—yes!— your Congress will enact a 900-page bill heavily regulating the fundamental engine of the American economy and your life in unprecedented ways without ever having read it. Feel good about that?

Beyond TPM’s take, which is predictable from a left-leaning site, the laughter inside the hearing room from lawmakers themselves is illustrative of the darkly comic state of legislative affairs on the Hill. Just remember: This is only the attempted reading of one tiny amendment by a speed-reading clerk, no less, and the reaction in the chamber is, “Ho, ho, ho, imagine if we were actually serious about this! It’s ludicrous! The language is mystifying, the prose impenetrable. It’d be absolutely excruciating to read all of those words together, in a row. Someone once told me that’s what my monocle was for, but I absolutely refuse to believe it. Now, Alfred, collect my topcoat and cigars, and let’s head to the club for a brandy before someone else tries to burden us with the stewardship of the taxpayers’ money. Read the bill. Perish the thought!”

So, while this was going on today, I was calling DC and making my opinion be heard. Have you made that call lately?

1-202-225-2801 ~ Herseth-Sandlin’s DC office

I also received 3 letters today, 2 from Johnson and 1 from Thune. I’ll be working on an article on their contents over the weekend. I have to say that Johnson, or should I say his staff, is so well versed in using talking points vs actually answering the question that . . .

I am thinking of coming up with some kind of “SHAM-A-WARD” for their office. They are sooo deserving of it.

“Spring Cleaning”

Taking a few days to do some spring cleaning and planting, so in the meantime…

The Conservative forces are uniting and it’s time to get to work, let not one weed be left to grow, spread and destroy the fruitful garden that is the United States of America!

Introducing: “Government Trucking Inc”

It seems we will now be the proud owners of a major trucking operation that was once 2 of the largest operations in the US that were on the brink of insolvency due to their pension plans and practices of not bidding freight rates that would sustain the operations. This I know, because we have to compete with them and are constantly having to either haul cheap to get moving or just plain let the wheels stay idle until competitive, fair marketed and rated freight is available. Rates are so bad right now thanks to these “RATE RAPERS”, and we knew it was only a matter of time before they went begging, but we didn’t think it would be our hard working dollars that would be bailing them out.

The ultimate question in my mind though is “why in the world would a transportation company need a billion dollars”?

…get this…”to keep their union pension plans afloat”!!!

 This in this weekend from Land-Line magazine:

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide plans to seek a $1 billion bailout from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP.

The Wall Street Journal reported the company, based in Overland Park, KS, says it needs to shore up its pension plan, which has a $2 billion obligation over the next four years. Chief Executive Bill Zollars says YRC inherited pension obligations for many employees who never worked for the company as it is presently configured.

YRC has already negotiated a 10 percent pay cut for its union employees in exchange for partial ownership of the company.

In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Zollars said the company had other cost-cutting measures planned if necessary, including closing 20 more terminals across the country in cities where the company has more than one.

But why this transportation company?

Maybe because as the WSJ reported: they have that special connection with “The One”?

Or maybe connections with one of the already bailed-out firms?

Unionized Yellow Transportaion and Roadway Transportaion are the biggest “thorn in the side” to hard working independent truckers. Their practices of manipulating the freight market by keeping rates too low for the little guy to be able to compete with, is the ultimate cause of their downfall. Rates to low to sustain their commitments and contracts with the unions.

Meet YRC Worldwide, Yellow-Roadway Worldwide, Inc, soon to be Government Trucking Inc.

Yep, just another Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRCLogistics, New Penn, Holland, Reddaway and YRC Glen Moore. Building on the strength of its heritage brands, Yellow Transportation and Roadway, the enterprise provides global transportation services, transportation management solutions and logistics management. The portfolio of brands represents a comprehensive array of services for the shipment of industrial, commercial and retail goods domestically and internationally.

Now, call me ignorant, but how successful can you be if your going to the government for a $1 Billion dollar bail-out? Being around and in the trucking industry all my life, I know the only time we have gone to the bank was when we needed new equipment or when were needed a start-up loan. NEVER did we go to the bank to keep our employee obligations afloat.

After finding the previous connections, I decided to go play a game of “connect the dollars” via MUCKETY and I have to say, it was hard to decide which connections to use, the list is long, but here are the prominent ones:

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The Connection:

 

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The main character is Carl W. Vogt, who is not only the Chairman of the Federal Transportation Board, he is also a Director of YRC Worldwide Inc.

YRC is also in deep with House minority leader, John Boehner, (R) Ohio as well as the top Republican PAC group. YRC is also connected to none other than the DNC via Howard Dean who is also a Director of YRC and it goes on and on.

So, why will I expect YRC to get their bail-out?

Let’s just say they are coming into the “GREEN” for the “NON” global warming agenda to ruin our economy:

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“The transportation providers of YRC Worldwide Inc. participate in programs and processes for protecting and preserving the environment. These strategies have the twin goals of reducing our carbon footprint while optimizing our corporate resources. Our industry-leading companies effectively and aggressively promote greenhouse gas reduction strategies, waste reduction, and conservation across their daily operations.”

There you have it folks.

It doesn’t matter your industry or occupation, the unions and the government have their greedy hands in it all to wipe out the little guys for their socialist, fascist, marxist global agenda.

We will all soon be part of “Government Worldwide Inc”.

I’ll have more on these self-insured mega trucking operations later in the week after I get through all the paperwork and phone calls to get the intial BS out of the way from another “mega mishhap” due to one of their drivers inability to handle his equipment. The 2nd in 2 years time:

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This was yesterday……………………………………………………………………………………………………….This was 2 years ago

Both happened at truck stops, this weeks happened while innocently parked with plenty of room all around for another truck to maneuver, the other that happened a couple years ago was while the truck was parked at the fuel islands. In that case, the “BIG” company drivers tried to get out of it by pretending to…get this..”speak no English”. They were allowed to get back in their company truck, that had expired plates, and continue on, onto the truck scale, where the driver continued to wreak havoc doing more damage to his company rig as well as the guard posts at the scale. It took nearly 8 months to get compensated from that self-insured national corporate trucking operation. You see, they thought that they should only have to reimburse us according to their company rates, not what we actually were contracted to work for, and they also thought that they shouldn’t have had to pay for the rental truck we had to lease to deliver and finish the run.

So, my 1st action tomorrow: call Thune’s office and fill them in on this little web of deceit.

Then onto the task of prying out of the hands of another self-insured  mega trucking corporation, what is due to us to fix our equipment and make sure we are compensated for the revenue we will loose while it is in the body shop.

There you go Patriots, you now have a hint of what “Government Trucking Inc” will be like. For us, it will just be another day and another dollar in their favor.

 God Bless, drive safe and remember to thank a trucker should you happen along their path.

UPDATE: thought I would share our co-driver with you. She has 14 years of experience and a perfect driving record…

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