How Can You Teach What You Don't Know?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's a pretty easy question. I ask this because of Christina Romer, (head of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers), and her recent announcement that she's resigning as of September 3. She's going to return to teaching economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

It's not surprising that California is doing so poorly. Imagine walking into economics class on your first day and seeing Mrs. Romer as the teacher. My first question would have to be:

"Excuse me Professor Romer, but while you served as the presidents chief economic advisor we lost millions of jobs and massively increased the federal debt. How can you teach us about responsible economic policies when your advice proved to be such a failure when put to the test in the real world?"

I'm sure her answer would be the typical blame Bush or the Republicans type answer we're all used to hearing by now. If that's not her answer then I'd love to hear what it would be. Meanwhile Obama says:

"Christy Romer has provided extraordinary service to me and our country during a time of economic crisis and recovery." - President Obama

You mean during a time of economic crisis period. More and more Americans are seeing that there is no "recovery summer". Try selling that point to these people.

You see those signs? I know it's hard for progressives to understand: "I want to work". Notice the signs didn't say, "I want more government handouts and welfare". We've had enough of your recovery BS. We're tired of seeing $10,000 signs saying how this project funded by the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

If job growth was actually happening at the local, (instead of just the federal), level then revenue in the towns and states would increase. More workers means more taxpayers, more taxpayers means more revenue, more revenue means more funding for roads, schools, and police. It is done with less government, not more, it's pretty simple.

This brings me to the problem with unemployment benefits. I don't disagree with giving unemployment benefits to people in the short term to help with job loss. However, despite the lefts claims that they are caring for the people while the evil Republicans just want to throw people out into the streets to starve, the case surrounding unemployment benefits is quite different, and in fact simpler.

It's no big surprise that Obama Inc. is either not interested in creating jobs, or honestly doesn't have the slightest idea on how to actually do it. I contend it's a combination of the two.

The future extension of unemployment benefits, if it happens again, should be called the Pacifier Act. It's like the unemployed are a bunch of babies who are hungry and crying, big nanny government comes along and puts a pacifier (unemployment benefits) into the babies mouth. However, after that big nanny government doesn't feed the baby, nanny just keeps popping the pacifier in when it falls out.

The problem isn't being addressed, baby needs food, or in other words, the unemployed need jobs. Increasing unemployment benefits again and again to the point where people are spending well over a year collecting off the nanny government and not paying any revenue to the government, (in the form of payroll taxes), is an excuse for the economically ignorant politicians to try and continue to get away with not creating any jobs. As long as you have your pacifier they can get away with blaming others, rather than leading the way and getting you back to work.

This has been Obama's economy for over a year and a half. His economic advisers are stepping down and running for dear life back to progressive safe havens, (leftist colleges). The typical political excuse keeps being used by advisers and politicians alike. Usually something like this:

"I'd like to spend more time with my family" blah, blah, blah. It's got nothing to do with my 10% approval rating and my lack of any chance of being reelected after 50 years in office. As if we're supposed to believe that Christina Romer didn't realize that Obama would be in office for 4 years. After only a year and a half your supposed to be dumb enough to think that she longs to return home?

As for President Obama he can keep talking about his "Recovery Summer" all he wants but all I see is a recovery bummer.


The Message We Should All Take A Few Minutes To Remember

Monday, August 2, 2010

You know, critics of conservatism often try to make fun of and insult those of us who stick so closely to the messages and lessons learned from Ronald Reagan. They use insults because it replaces facts in the hollow falsehoods relied upon so heavily by the progressives.

We have fallen victim to the progressive sneak attack due to our blind following of a party label. We have forgotten, or been lied to, about our own history. I want you to take about 20 minutes to listen to a video. When you link to it I want you to turn off your monitor or keep your eyes closed, (hence you'll be listening to the video, not watching it).

The reason I want you to listen is because the video is from almost 30 years ago, I wasn't even born yet. I want you to listen to what is being said more than who is saying it. I'm going to show you some of the quotes from this video first. Ask yourself if some of this sounds relevant today.

As you listen to this think of what we face in the present. We allowed ourselves to be fooled by political charm, hopeful (but empty) rhetoric. We put our trust in a government full of people that didn't deserve it. They now mock us as stupid, racist, crazy, or whatever else these "elite" individuals decide.

College kids are taught what conservatism is by progressive liberals. It's not that shocking that so many don't understand it. At the same time progressive republicans forgot what conservatism is. This eliminated the balance of knowledge even further.

The letter next to a politicians name isn't what's important. That leads to blind, ignorant decisions such as: I'm going to vote for that person because they're a Democrat, or I'm going to vote for that person because they're a Republican.

Would replacing the progressive left congress with a progressive right congress controlled by progressive Republicans really be much different? They would lead to the same place, Socialist Progressivism, simply travelling at different speeds.

Here are the quotes you will hear in the upcoming video, ask yourself if these sound like a crazy conspiracy given what you see going on in today's America. I've put some in bold print and you'll know why when you read and then hear them.

"Idle industries have cast workers into unemployment, human misery, and personal indignity"

"For decades, we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children's future, for the temporary convenience of the present."

"We've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule."

Aren't you getting pretty damn tired of being called stupid by a bunch of Hollywood elites whose most famous films usually end up being naked in a sex tape, or in a courtroom facing charges?

"That government by an elite group, is superior to government of, by, and for the people"

Remember the golden rule of the elitist politicians. You're too much of a dumb ass to take care of yourself. Yet they don't even understand their own writing, (you know the multi-thousand page bills they admit to not reading). They're so smart they can't even pay their own taxes despite the fact that they make about 4 times the average family of 4, even more in many cases.

"If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?"

Interesting question...I believe we call them Czars, and they are working out great aren't they? Do you have any idea what they even do? I've lost track of how many there even are, how about you?

"We hear much of special interest groups. Well our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected....they are in short, we the people"

Special interest groups...if it was a problem 30 years ago, it's an out of control catastrophe now.

"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem."

By now maybe you recognize who this is. The relevance of these quotes in today's society seems even more true than it was then. Listen to the speech here.

As for those who would criticize me as someone who clings to the past. Perhaps it's time for you to learn some of it. While you keep calling for change, don't forget that it can be good or bad. It's entirely possible to change for the worse.


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