Category Archives: Economy

766,000 Women out of work but Obama focuses on Paycheck Act

Since Obama took office, 766,000 women have lost their jobs and are no longer in the workforce.  Rather than focusing on jobs to put these women back to work, Obama is pushing his Paycheck Fairness Act.  Even though there are already remedies for women regarding discrimination in pay, Obama and Democrats have decided that they need to clinch the ‘women’ vote so have brought an unnecessary bill into the limelight.  If anything, the Paycheck Act will hurt women more.  It opens up businesses for frivolous lawsuits and will make businesses think twice before hiring women.

Under the Equal Pay Act, women can bring charges against their employers if they feel they have been discriminated against in their pay due to gender.  In 2008 .html there were only 954 cases of gender pay discrimination brought to the Equal Employment Opportunity Center – of those cases 56% were found to have “No Reasonable Cause” – in other words – the EEOC could not find evidence to back up the woman’s claims.  Only 7.9% of the cases were found to have “Reasonable  Cause”, in which case the EEOC will fight to remedy the situation for the complainant.  Of the millions of women who are in the workforce a very miniscule number have actually filed complaints against their employers.  Not because they can’t file the complaints but because they do not feel they are getting discriminated against in their pay.

Continue reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/766-000-women-out-of-work-but-obama-focuses-on-paycheck-fairness-act


NH Democrats host fake “War on Women” rally

The New Hampshire Democrats hosted a fake “War on Women” rally in Concord yesterday.  According to the site, paid for by the NH Democrats, www.nhwomenunited.org(if you look up the domain registration on whois it was purchased by NH Democrats ) it claims to:  “Help defend women’s rights and pursuit of equality. Join Americans all across the United States on April 28th, 2012, as we come together as one to tell members of Congress in Washington DC and legislators in all 50 states, “Enough is enough!””

Interestingly the only issues their website discusses are abortion and forcing religious entities to pay for birth control.  There is nothing about the extreme poverty rates that women are in under Obama’s economy nor is there anything about the massive numbers of women now unemployed under Obama’s economy.   Of course the fact that this was all funded and created by the NH Democrats isn’t listed anywhere on the website (this is what Nancy Pelosi likes to call “astroturf”).

The rally was nothing more than a campaign push for Obama and other Democrats who have the same big government failed type policies.  Apparently the NH Democrats don’t realize that when polled, the most important issues for women today are jobs and the economy .  As a matter of fact, abortion and birth control are at the very bottom of the issues that are important to voters.  Abortion isn’t going away and birth control is cheap to purchase.  Planned Parenthood isn’t going away and they don’t need taxpayer money to survive.


The Democrats’ failed ‘War on Poverty’ is still failing

In light of the recent scandalous and outrageous EBT fraudulent abuses in Boston and around the state, it’s high time Beacon Hill starts discussing the Democrats’ failed ‘War on Poverty’. In a welfare state such as Massachusetts, where even illegal aliens get free health insurance and housing courtesy of the taxpayers, it’s long overdue to question the feeble attempts by lawmakers to continue the abusive programs that are not helping people and are hurting taxpayers. The original intentions of ‘welfare’ were as a temporary ‘hand up’ to help those who were in desperate need due to circumstances out of their control. That is no longer the case in Boston or anywhere else in the country. Democrats have created an entire segment of society which consists of people (their voting base) who believe that they are entitled to housing, food, clothing and healthcare paid for through the taxes taken from others who actually work for a living. This failed ‘War on Poverty’ is really a War on Taxpayers.

Continue reading on Examiner.com The Democrats’ failed ‘War on Poverty’ is still failing – Boston Conservative Independent | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/article/the-democrats-failed-war-on-poverty-is-still-failing#ixzz1sngVtf9K


Democrat Party Doubles Down on Dumbing Down Women

Democrat Woman

It’s bad enough that some women actually believe the Democrat Party serves their best interest . It’s even worse that women buy into the Democrat lies about history – no it wasn’t the Democrat Party that fought for women’s right to vote – they fought against it. The only party to vote ‘NAY’ on the Equal Pay Act was the Democrat Party.  It was the Democrat Party who put Affirmative Action into the Frank-Dodd Financial Reform bill because apparently in 2012 they believe women are too stupid to get jobs in the financial industry based on their own merit and experience.

What you have today is the Democrat Party doubling down on dumbing down women. They have got women actually believing that the Ledbetter Act is about equal pay. It isn’t. The Ledbetter Act is about lawsuits. It was a win for lawyers, not women. There were already laws in place for women to seek recourse if they were not getting equal pay for equal work. But to Democrat women, the Ledbetter Act is about equal pay and Obama is pro-women because he signed it into law. They couldn’t be more wrong.

If Obama is pro-equal pay for women why doesn’t he pay women in the White House equal pay to men?  Obama was all about equal pay in his 2008 election campaign yet he didn’t pay women equally on his campaign staff . Who did? John McCain. So their big ‘champion’ of equal pay isn’t a champion at all, he’s a heel.

Democrat women have been angrier than hell over Rush Limbaugh calling fake plant activist Sandra Fluke a slut (he was wrong to do it) yet where were these same women when Bill Maher was calling Sarah Palin a c*nt and a dumb tw*t  ?? They have been so dumbed down by the male-dominated Democrat Party they are nothing more than left wing puppets who will kick and scream when told you by their masters. They do it on cue even. As soon as any male on the right makes a dumb comment (they all do on both sides but interestingly only one side gets attacked by the shrill puppets), the talking points are sent out and the kicking and screaming begins.

This whole manufactured ‘GOP War on Women’ is another great example of the dumbing down of women by Democrats. Democrats believe that of the millions of women in this country abortion and birth control are the biggest issues for all of us. Are they really that stupid? Democrat women are apparently. Feel free to have all the sex you want – it is your responsibility. Have a good time and oh yeah, birth control is cheap, better yet make your partner pay for it. Democrat women don’t care that under Obama’s rule women in extreme poverty has risen to its highest level in HISTORY. Democrat women don’t care that more women are unemployed under Obama than in years. What these fools do not realize is that abortion isn’t going away. When Republicans had the White House, Congress and the SCOTUS, Roe v Wade wasn’t overturned. Ta da!

The number one issue for the majority of women in this country is the economy but to Democrat women it’s ‘hands off my uterus’ but um pay for my birth control. The Democrat Party has double downed on dumbing down women in the past few years and it’s an embarrassment. As a feminist (no not a femi-nazi, man hating beast – those women are not feminists), I’m appalled on how dumb women have become and that they’ve been led like little poodles on a leash by men. I have fought against stupid female stereotypes my entire life by working hard, studying hard and proving that I can do anything a man can do (okay really… I CAN change my oil but I’d rather not). It is 2012 and we have an entire portion of the female population who have taken feminism and thrown it in the garbage because they’d rather be puppets for men than BE the puppet masters.

UPDATE:  Add Paycheck Fairness Act to this list.  ANOTHER useless bill that is pandering to Democrat women for political purposes only further dumbing them down (if that’s possible).  The bill again is about lawsuits and and doesn’t change the fact that we have Equal Pay laws already in place.   Of course, left wing shills are screaming that anyone who is against it is against women.  Are they really that dumb or are they just playing a political game being used as objects because Obama cannot run on his failed economic record?


New Hampshire Legislators don’t understand ‘Live Free or Die’

 

Today the New Hampshire State Legislature had the opportunity to turn the  state into a Right-to-Work state. Rather than choosing freedom for workers ala  ‘Live Free or Die’, they chose to keep New Hampshire workers in forced unionism  shackles.  The legislation will not end unions but will give workers the  choice whether or not to join a union.  Federal law only allows  workers to ‘opt out’ of actual union membership but they are still forced to pay  an agency fee even if they can negotiate for themselves.  New  Hampshire’s ‘Live Free or Die’ motto should be changed to ‘Live Free with Union  Chains’ now that the Senate decided to table the bill which essentially means ‘killing the  bill’.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics only 11.1% of workers in New  Hampshire are members of a union.   Why did the New Hampshire  Legislature pander to only 11.1% of the workforce?  Clearly the other 89.9%  represent a far bigger portion of NH than the small special interest  minority.  And that’s where the truth probably lies.  It’s already a  well-known fact that Democrats are bought and paid for by unions. In the New Hampshire  Legislature it’s also a well-known fact that some Republicans  are also union puppets.

Continue reading on Examiner.com New Hampshire Legislators don’t understand ‘Live Free or Die’ – Manchester Political Buzz | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-manchester/new-hampshire-legislators-don-t-understand-live-free-or-die#ixzz1rlzmSniR


Occupy Wall Street is nothing but a Union Movement

Occupy Wall Street has tried to paint themselves as a ‘grassroots’ movement of the 99%.  However it’s become increasingly clear that they have become nothing more than a union movement – the 12% of this country.  Tonight an organization called www.unitedNY.org sponsored an event at Foley Square in New York City.  UnitedNY.org claims to be ‘Fighting for a city that works for all’ with no links on their site (what can been seen of it) that tells people who they REALLY are – the SEIU.  From their ‘About Us’ page:

 About United NY

We’re standing up for a vision of New York City where everyone, not just a privileged few, has the opportunity to thrive and build a secure, dignified life for themselves and their families. Corporations, big banks and Wall Street are making billions in profits. They should be investing in good jobs and paying their fair share in taxes so we can stop the cuts to education, healthcare, public transportation and other vital city services.
 
It was UnitedNY.org aka SEIU that set up many of the ‘Occupy Events’:
 
 

 

Their facebook page claims they are a Community Organization – never mentions they are the SEIU:

 

 

Since some in the OWS claim to be against money in politics, one would find it strange that they would bed with unions since unions spend billions in politicking and do exactly the same thing as what OWS claims corporations do.  It was also strange to hear the OWS chanting well known union chants over and over (‘This is what Democracy looks like’ etc etc).  Most people just thought unions jumped on the bandwagon – not true.  UnitedNY.org domain was created in APRIL 2011:

The following shows the IP Address of the UnitedNY.org website:

The following then links the IP addy to the SEIU in Washington D.C.:

So much for Occupy Wall Street being grassroots.  The Occupiers who had no clue about the union involvment are nothing but ‘useful idiots’ for unions and the far left wing.  The reason there was money and ‘tech guys’ to set up local phone lines and websites was because OWS is NOT a grassroots movement.  It’s a sham.  Occupy Wall Street isn’t about the 99%.  It’s about the 12% that are UNION in this country.  Period.


Businesswoman: Obama Needs to Apologize for Economy

Wow… this CEO says exactly what many in business have been feeling for a very long time. 

h/t to @CFHeather

 


Obama has a PLAN – To Continue his Destruction of the Economy

It’s pretty clear to those who have been paying attention since 2009 that Obama is going along with his original plan – the destruction of the U.S. economy.  No, this isn’t some conspiracy theory, it’s pretty obvious from all of the policies that Obama has put into place along with the insane spending on ridiculous things that he has decided taxpayers should foot the bill for.  If you really have no clue (hint: if you’re a Liberal, you don’t) then let me refresh your memory.  In no particular damaging order:

Stimulus – over $800 billion (close to a Trillion with interest) that Obama demanded the completely Democrat controlled House & Senate pass or unemployment would go past 8%.   Earth to those who supported the porkulous – it was nothing more than Democrat pet projects that had little to nothing to do with infrastructure jobs or actual jobs that would ever serve a purpose to the United States taxpayers (other than Obama, Pelosi and Reid’s left wing buddies).  It was an epic failure.

Auto Bailout – This was nothing more than a disgusting display of union payback.  Obama screwed over the bondholders for the UAW when sending checks to GM and Chrysler (NOTE: Ford did NOT take a dime in bailout money) .  Obama forced hundreds of auto dealers (who didn’t cost GM or Chrysler a dime) to close their doors – even those who had stellar sales and were in business for sometimes over 100 years. 

Cash for Clunkers – This program not only cost taxpayers much more than the $4,000 credit given to those who purchased  new vehicles but it hurt the used auto industry , parts dealers and mechanics because Obama forced all of those vehicles to be destroyed.

Fishing Industry – The NOAA has been perverse in their ‘catch share’ regulations, so much so that many lifelong fishermen are now unemployed and will be until the corrupt NOAA is put to rest.

Oil Industry – Obama’s illegal oil moratorium killed or put on hold thousands of jobs in the industry (meanwhile he vowed to help Brazil dig for even deeper ocean oil); even forcing some rigs to leave for ‘greener pastures’.  This has had a horrific effect on the oil industry and thousands of people who rely on it in a domino effect.

Coal Industry – Obama’s EPA is now trying to push even further regulations on the coal industry (which powers this country) to the point where some aren’t even bothering to continue in it any longer and to the point where many will lose their jobs.  Of course, this shouldn’t be a surprise since Obama explicitly stated he wanted to bankrupt the coal industry via Cap & Trade when he was running for President.

Student Loan Industry – Obama decided to have the federal government take over and run the student loan industry  that previously was run by the private sector again killing thousands of jobs.  All one has to do is take a look at Fannie & Freddie or the Post Office to see how efficient and effective this idea will be.

Financial Reform Bill – Not only does this bill hurt consumers but it kills jobs and promotes corruption.  This bill was written by the very people (Dodd & Frank) who aided in the financial mess in the first place.

Fannie & Freddie – The Democrat’s favorite corrupt organization that had the biggest hand in the Housing crisis is taking billions of dollars  from taxpayers to bail the failing (and should be allowed to fail) organization out.   This is throwing bad money after bad.

Mortgage Financing Scam – Obama spent billions of taxpayer $$ to help people refinance their mortgages so they wouldn’t lose their homes  .  The program cost billions and not only pushed people into foreclosure who weren’t going to foreclose but helped very few others.

Illegal War in LibyaBillions of dollars spent on a war that Obama refuses to call a war and a war he also refuses to get permission from Congress to be in.  There is no reason for the U.S. to be in Libya let alone spend billions of dollars to be there.

No budget – Neither Obama nor the Democrats have passed a budget in over 800 days.  This is not only irresponsible but shows the Democrats’ complete and utter contempt for Americans.  They are elected to do a job and they can’t even handle the most basic element of that job – producing a budget.

Extending Unemployment for 99 Weeks – It has been proven throughout the WORLD that extending unemployment benefits only keeps people unemployed for longer.  This has proven true yet again.  You probably all know someone who stayed on unemployment the entire 99 weeks and then miraculously got a job when it was ending.

Killing 500,000 Non-union Jobs –  Obama has decided he wants to increase fuel standards (regardless of the fact that automakers have been doing this on their own the past 20 years).  “By 2025 auto makers will have to meet fuel efficiency standards that brings “new cars to 54.5 miles a gallon by 2025, roughly double the current level, in a bid to reduce U.S. oil consumption,” says the Wall Street Journal.”  Of course, these only apply to automakers in the U.S. – kiss even more jobs goodbye.

Obamacare – One of the biggest takeovers of any industry in United States history, Obamacare will hurt consumers, the medical profession, businesses and taxpayers while hurting the economy in general. 

EPA Food Regulations – The EPA is putting ridiculous regulations in place without any input from Congress or testimony from experts. This seems to be par for the course for the Obama Administration and this hurts consumers with higher costs , especially the poor, working and middle classes.

Increase in Welfare Spending – Obama has increased welfare spending from “$522 billion to $697 billion. The combined two-year increase will equal almost $263 billion ($88.2 bil­lion in FY 2009 plus $174.6 billion in FY 2010). After adjusting for inflation, this increase is two and a half times greater than any previous increase in federal welfare spending in U.S. history. As a share of the economy, annual fed­eral welfare spending will rise by roughly 1.2 percent of GDP.”

Increase in Foreign Aid – Obama seeks an 8% increase in foreign aid over last year;  Foreign aid that often reaches countries who absolutely despise the United States and often ends up in the hands of the corrupt leaders that run these countries without ever reaching its goal to help the actual people of the countries.

Billions Spent on ‘Green Jobs’ – Obama is spending billions of tax dollars on green jobs yet what exactly ARE ‘green jobs’?  Where are the statistics showing that all of the billions he is spending have created any ‘green jobs’?  (Note:  There ARE no statistics – even the Bureau of Labor Statistics can’t figure this one out.)  Just know that Americans are paying billions for them.

Printing Money – Also known as Quantitative Easing  – where the Federal Reserve feels the need to print ‘monopoly money’ in order to somehow stimulate the economy.  The problem is that Quantitative Easing actually hurts the economy in the long run by devaluing the dollar (amongst other negative impacts.)  Who does this hurt the most – the poor, working and middle classes.

The sad part is that this isn’t a complete list but it proves the point that Obama’s policies are destroying the U.S. economy.  The man is a Harvard graduate.  I would like to assume he isn’t a complete and utter moron unless Harvard’s standards have severely trended downward. If someone who had absolutely no clue about politics or economics read this list and all of the destruction that it is causing, they would have to come to the conclusion that whoever is putting these policies into place is seeking to destroy the country.  It is as clear as day.  Obama has a plan – it is to continue his destruction of the economy.

crossposted from www.Anystreet.org and www.mondernconservative.com


Democrats have their heads up their asses

 

It’s been over 800 days since the Democrats have bothered to pass a budget.  They have spent the past several weeks fearmongering people about raising the debt ceiling yet they have done NOTHING to avoid that happening.  Not only did the House Republicans pass a budget but they have come up with at least 2 different debt ceiling plans that were both passed in the House. When these bills get to uber troll Harry Reid’s desk – he makes sure they are tabled.  People in this country and around the world are freaking out because there could be severe consequences if we don’t cut spending and raise the debt ceiling.  The KEY here is cutting spending.  S & P has already said that if Congress does not cut at a least $4 TRILLION from our spending, we we likely be downgraded.

It’s pretty clear the Democrats, along with their fuhrer Barack Hussein Obama, could care less about these dire consequences.  They have done absolutely nothing to compromise or work with the Republicans to take the needed measures regarding these serious issues.  This has got to lead people to understand that the Democrats and Obama WANT to help further destroy the economy.  Why in the hell else would they sit on their hands doing absolutely nothing to make this situation better?  It’s deplorable, abhorrent and despicable what the Democrats are doing yet it seems to be exactly what they have in mind.  The only other reason for their criminally negligent behavior towards the American people is that they have their heads up their asses.


It’s the Spending Stupid – Tax Cuts do NOT increase the Deficit

Over and over and over and over again we hear how the Bush tax cuts added to the deficit.  This falsehood is utterly and entirely UNtrue.  It is basic Accounting 101 and you don’t have to be an Accountant to grasp the concept.  Since I happened to be an Accounting Major, it’s pretty simple for me to understand; however, there seems to be an entire block of society (the Left) that clearly cannot think through logic and numbers at the same time.  So I decided to write this blog and attempt to explain in very, very simple terms that even a 5-year-old can understand about how tax cuts do not increase the deficit.

Scenario 1 – Balanced Budget

You earn $100

You spend $100

$100 – $100 = $0  This is a balanced budget.  You spent exactly what you earned.

Scenario 2 – Deficit

You get a pay cut and earn only $80

You spend $100

$80 – $100 = -$20 This is a deficit.  You put the $20 on your charge card because you don’t have enough cash to pay the entire amount.

Scenario 3 – Spending Reduction

You still have your pay cut and earn only $80

You cut your spending to $80

$80 – $80 = $0 This again is a balanced budget.  You spent exactly what you earned.

The pay cut didn’t cause the deficit – the spending over the amount earned caused you to use your credit card; therefore, creating debt that you did not have before.

As you can see the concept is quite easy and anyone should be able to grasp this.  If you reduce what you take in (tax cuts) you MUST reduce spending to go along with it or you will have a deficit.  I don’t know how to explain these facts in any simpler terms other than maybe to change $100 to $10?  I cannot grasp the concept of millions of people NOT understanding this basic math.  Do they not have checking accounts?  Do they not have credit cards or not get pay checks?  The tax cuts do not cause the deficit – it’s the spending stupid. 

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