Economic Recovery Solutions Exactly Opposite To This Administrations’
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
by Joel Hendon
The American people, the voters themselves, have more savvy as to what the needs of this nation currently are than does our government. Read here an excerpt from President Obama's "State of the Union" address.
But to create more of these clean energy jobs, we need more production, more efficiency, more incentives. And that means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country. It means making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development. It means continued investment in advanced biofuels and clean coal technologies. And, yes, it means passing a comprehensive energy and climate bill with incentives that will finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy in America.
When submitting his latest budget for 2011 of $3.83 trillion, any listing or financing of any of these needed aspects in the paragraph above were missing. He had no intention of pursuing any of those items, while knowing full well the American voters are for them by an approximate 2 to 1 margin. That was his meaning when he said "tough decisions".
The details of those things are never explained to the public, although most are aware of the ramifications. But primarily it means that the permission to drill offshore and inland as well, and the building of nuclear power plants are terribly needed assets to (1) lower the cost of fuels for the American people, (2) stop the massive monies which are now going to countries who hate us and would do us harm. (3) It would create numerous jobs, by the private sector, not with government funds. (4)It would increase taxes going into the federal coffers which could then be invested in alternative energy research and development, in cooperation with our present energy producers. (5) It would lower our annual deficit spending and our foreign trade deficit.
The Democratic Party and Obama himself, have seen the disgust of the people being brought out in the few special elections and so on. But their only ploy is to make such statements as those above, invite Republicans to the table to discuss differences (something which has not been done since this administration took over) and that only to try and gain points with the public and make ambiguous inferences as if they are willing to compromise. There is no compromise in their minds. Fortunately the voters are aware of their wiles.
There are those who now feel that as many as 10 Senate seats may be gained by the Republicans in November. As things are today, I do not believe that is true, however, with continued deceit and hypocrisy, I do expect that will be the case by election day. Actions, not "just words", will be required to change the tide of the voters between now and November. I don't believe the Democratic party has the wisdom, nor the inclination, to take those actions.
The deceitful figures being put forth to show improvement in the economy, will not hold up. I can see the daily listings of new Mortgage Foreclosures in our local daily for this small county and can tell you that things are not improved. The report that unemployment was down .3 percent for January was wrong. The use of the "establishment" survey, which is where they take their estimate is inaccurate. This inquiry of approximately 370,000 businesses of their current number of employees determines how many have been added or subtracted. This is very deceiving during times such as this. They use the same group of businesses, and they can know if any fail and close. But they cannot know how many new businesses are started. They have always gone on the assumption that there would be about an equal number started as that which closed.
This standard may be fairly accurate during normal times, but in such a recession as we are now experiencing, there are many more who fold than there are which are started. Therefore, it is likely that more than .3% lost their jobs by the closing of their companies than those which started others.
If the confidence of the American voters continue to drop from now to November, it is very likely that all liberals up for re-election will join the unemployed. I use the word "liberal" because this is the philosophy which is losing ground more so than party names...which is as it should be. I cannot help but notice that some of those who have voted far left for the past year are now sitting up and emphasizing their moderate views. We shall see if their votes show any improvement.
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So let me get this straight. When the President says something you don't like, you blast him. When the President says something you like, you blast him.And you think being called the party of 'no' is inaccurate?You have it right. Because when he says somthing right, he's lying. Thanks for commenting.