Monday, October 3, 2011

Obama's Lowlights (10/3/11)

3.4 Million Jobs – That is the amount of jobs the economy lost due to five Obama White House regulations: Utility Plant Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), Cement MACT, Coal Ash, Greenhouse Emissions, and the Boiler MACT. Taxes – More Hollywood liberals (Ron Howard, Jane Lynch) have come forth wanting to be taxed more. Once again, there is nothing stopping these folks from paying higher taxes. They can refuse to itemize all their deductions, but they do not do this. Ahmadinejad – The U.S. delegation walked out during a crazed rant by the Iranian leader while he was addressing the UN general assembly – kudos. Another Stop Gap Budget – By a largely party-line vote of 219 to 203, the Republican-controlled House approved a bill that would keep the government running through November 18 and provide $3.65 billion for disaster relief. The Senate passed an updated version of the House plan, which House Republicans will not block. Palestine – They submitted a bid to the UN for statehood recognition, which of course was against the wishes of both the U.S. and Israel. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) – The Obama administration has granted waivers to states so they can opt out of some provisions in the NCLB legislation. Hence, states will NOT have to show children are proficient in Math and Reading by 2014 – the ultimate goal of NCLB. Obama Missouri Fundraiser – A wealthy business owner, Tom Carnahan, held an expensive fundraiser for Obama. After all, Carnahan’s business accepted 107 million in stimulus funding for his business Wind Capital. EPA – The Environmental Protection Agency plans to shut down 20% of U.S. coal power plants in 2012. This misguided act will have one effect – it will make the energy bills for every American much more expensive. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – Obama addressed the CBC last week and told them to “stop complaining” and “crying” about his administration’s failure to create enough jobs, especially in black communities. New York Times – One editorial called the Solyndra story a hoax created by desperate conservatives. Marketing the American Jobs Act – I really do not know whether to laugh or cry when our see our president attempting to market his jobs plan by sitting in front of bridge that is not scheduled for maintenance until 2015. It is a sad day when the leader of the free world has to stoop to this type of ineffective pandering to the American public. Any jobs plan should appeal to our creativity, vision, ingenuity, innovation, and it should be strategic – not a simple construction job. My Book: Is America Dying? (, Barnes and Noble)

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