Archive for September, 2012

11 Years Later

September 11, 2012

Of all the important events that have occurred in the short history of our Country, this is an event that should remained burned deeply in our mind.

I have no words and will allow these few photograph’s to do the talking for me.  The crime here is that these pictures are not shown on the front page of every newspaper, on every magazine, on every news program at least once a week to remind some people what that day was like.

For a few short days, we truly were all Americans, joined together in outrage and pride in Country.

Dedicated to all those who lost loved ones in this horrific event.  And to those men and women who continue to face the trials of war to ensure our freedom and hunt down those who destroy that life we have built.  My the Kiss of God touch your faces and know you are in the prayers of most Americans and our hearts and soul go out to each and everyone of you.

with respects,

chas

“Tyranny elected is tyranny none the less”

By The Numbers

September 2, 2012

Seems to me that there is something seriously wrong with either the approval ratings the President has, or the people who are taking the polls or the people who are answering the question.  In the interest of being fair, I am going to round-up the Presidents number, just so it brings into a more realistic view.

The President at present, according to Real Clear Politics, has an approval rating of 48%.  Let’s look at the other numbers that should affect that rating.

When the President took Office the unemployment rate was 7.8%.  Granted that it reached 10%, but after a Trillion dollars spent, is 8.3% today.  One can’t argue that it would be worse if that Trillion hadn’t been spent it would be even worse, (though backers are saying that), because that is trying to prove a negative.  You can’t, you can only prove facts and the facts are that over 23 million people are not working or are under employed.  You can claim that you created over 4 million jobs, but facts are that there are hundreds of thousands fewer jobs available and that is another reason that the unemployment rate is only at 8.3%.

But the President’s approval rating is 48%.

Income is down since this President has taken office.  In Jan ’09 median income was $54,000 and today it is $50,000.  The real reason for this of course is the obvious result of having, in real numbers, 15% of the population needing work and business having to be able to offer less and people willing to take less in order to bring something in to keep some standard of living.  This doesn’t make business evil, it just shows that business is out to make money and that is the reason they are in business.  When unemployment was under 5%, back in the Bush days, even McD’s was paying $10 an hour to get people to take a job there.

But the President’s approval rating is 48%

Gas is now, as of this writing, $3.78 on National average.  (On a side note when gas went over $2.50 the media went wild when Bush was President.  Today nary a word).  When the President took Office gas was $1.84 a gallon.  It cost me $30 to fill my tank and that lasted my about 10 days of going back and forth to work.  The other day it cost me $57 for a commute that hasn’t changed.  Think that might affect my ability to contribute to the economy?

But the President’s approval rating is 48%

The debt was $10.6 Trillion when the President took Office.  While the DNC Convention is in session the National debt will pass the $17 Trillion mark.  I’d bet that nary a mention will e made about that.  The President can make all the claims he wants about how much was already in the budget before he took office, but reality is that you can’t have complete control of both Houses of Congress for two years and the White House and place all the blame on the other party.

But the President’s approval rating is 48%

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For reason’s that escape me, I forced myself to listen to David Axelgrease today on Fox News Sunday.  I’ve tried to capture his quotes as closely as I could, and in cases I missed, the intent is there.  So let me lay out his quotes and give a quick answer, (Lord I wish I could sit down with him on camera one on one).

David:  “We don’t have the problems the other party has, we’re not divided”.

Me:  Uh, pardon me sir for parting this out, but your President has had 2 budgets go though the Senate without a SINGLE vote in approval.

David:  “We are a united Party”.

Me:  I guess that would explain why you had to cornhole the American people with Obamacare in the dead of the night and can’t get a budget through the Senate?

When asked about if we are better off now than we were 4 years ago;

David:  “We are in a better position than we were 4 years ago“.

Me:  Really?  Did you read the numbers above?  Or do you just ignore that?  Please hold a town hall meeting and tell that to 23 million people.  Hey guys, you are in a better position than you were 4 years ago when you actually HAD a job.  Good luck with that.

When asked about the Convention and what will be presented:

David:  “We will hear about a clear agenda for the future”.  AND “All the analyst say we need a short-term plan and a long-term plan”.

Me:  Considering it hasn’t been obvious that there has been a plan for the last 4 years why should we believe that he has one now?  Or if the President has claimed in the last month is true that his “plan is working”, you have to wonder what the plan was, given the numbers above.

David:  “Clearly, you should go for the person with a plausible plan“.

Me:  Given what’s happened over the last 4 years not a bad idea.  But of course that means we have to not vote for the present President.

Lastly; David:  “We agree with Simpson/Bowles“.

Me:  Well that surely explains why the President ran from it as fast as he runs from Tax Cuts and slowing spending increases.

chas
“Tyranny elected is tyranny none the less”