- Free market/energy: Under this administration the free market is slowly losing its freedom. Government had forced Auto-companies to take bailout money and even went as far as to buy out GM. How does GM repay the taxpayers for their bailout dollars? GM ceo recently announced at an auto show in china that GM makes 7 out of every 10 cars in china. More to the point, for those of us American Taxpayers who have bought GM stock for ourselves, we will be forced to go to the end of the line should the gov cash in their GM stock because their stock certificates is a different class and has more privilege than that of GM employee.
President Obama has traded in the color of the hard working BLUE collar American for the color GREEN. He announced early in his presidency that his intent was to invest $150 billion in green jobs. Where are those jobs now? The president gave tax incentives for those Americans who would purchase green cars, aka trying to override competition within the free market. What competes with green cars in the market? Gas guzzling SUVs and Trucks. So here Obama tried to weed out trucks from the market and at the same time tried to help the GREEN cars win the market competition. He didn’t stop there he also pushed to take out the old form of light bulbs to a new Green light bulb aka a more expensive dangerous mercury filled light build which doesn’t even last as long and isn’t as bright as the old competitors but those things didn’t stop the dem congress from pushing to give gov money to the GREEN bulb makers.
Quite possibly the biggest slap in Americas face was Obamas choice of GREEN over the American middle class needs. What do you mean? What needs? Oh I don’t know affordable energy aka affordable utility rates and affordable gas. Canada not long ago planned to pipe a vast amount of oil to the US if the US would pay for it and build the pipeline. This pipeline eventually became known as the keystone pipeline. Instead the president did not accept Canadas offer, Canada in turn sold it to china giving china another foothold in North America. Then theres the affordable utilities. Since coming into office the president has pushed for more emissions regulation via cap and trade. Before getting elected obama said under his plan of cap and trade “utility prices would necessarily skyrocket”….. let me repeat… “necessarily”…..”Skyrocket”. Can Middle class families really afford to have their utility bills “necessarily skyrocket” in this economy? This presidents policies of cap and trade has caused coal plants to close and become crippled; Again the president expected this when he said before being elected “under my policies you can open a coal plant if you want…its just in doing so you’ll go bankrupt.” Yes this is the president who is for domestic enrgy…hmmmmm
Recently, Mr. Trump has published an offer to POTUS, Tump has called it “an offer he can’t refuse”. Does this sound “Mafia like” to anyone? Well it may then again it may not after you hear the offer: [Trump will give $5 million to the charity of the presidents choosing if the president were to release his college transcripts.] Really, Trump thats your, “big offer which POTUS can’t refuse”?
Now this does cause me concern as I am someone who is an outspoken critic of our current presidents beliefs/policies. How then is this bad for someone like myself? The biggest reason is Public Opinion. Public opinion is the game changer of this election. Take for instance past presidential races, no sitting president has ever won re-election with an approval rating under 50%. President Obama is on that mark and he is delicately trying to balance himself so as to prevent it from getting lower. Romney has also encountered the fast paced ever changing public opinion, after his first debate; Man, that one was a blow out. Why di the public opinion shift so quickly, because up until that point no one had ever see Mitt Romney unless he were in an Obama ad getting hammered or in a speech excerpt clip being replayed over the mass media, so the public only knew him as an evil rich white man waging a war against illegals, blacks, and women. Then they saw how authoritative he looked and how concerned for the country he really is. How could so much be undone so quickly in one debate as to shift public opinion in Romneys favor by upwards of 7 points in some polls? Up until this point the president, congress and even Obamacare has wedged a division across the country and where there is division there to must also be competition; therefore like with American idol or any other mainstream competition all the rip van winkles “tuned in” to “get caught up” so afterward they could “vote” and have their voice heard in all of their friends FB/Twitter conversations. So you see the key ingredients are competition, TV, FB, and Twitter.
With everyone so tuned in now, the Donald Trump announcement will be like a special performer or guest appearing on American idol, to wear all those “tuned in” will be watching breathlessly to see the action unfold. Theres the problem the donald didn’t really deliver any action, nor did he shake things up. People will not only be angry at the wasted attention they gave to Trump, they’ll also be turned off by the attitude Trump had when he was publishing the video and they will be turned off by the fact that the college transcripts are sooo minute in this election especially when you consider the big hitters: Obamacare, you didn’t build that, the 47%, the libya protests/terrorist attacks, and the vp debates. So again their turned of by, Trump how is bad news for someone like myself? Picture the Rip Van Winkles as the Snooki type from Jersey shore, except now shes angry and their are thousands of her, so now theres a big angry mob of snooki’s, and who is this mob going to take their frustrations out on? Donald? How? What can they do to make him pay? Nothing except not vote for the guy which Trump himself has endorsed. Yes this is the million dollar answer, Trumps video will hurt Romney.
How much will it hurt Romney in votes, pins, polls? I don’t know. Will it be enough to send this election 100% in Obamas favor? No, but what it will do is slam the brakes on Romneys momentum bringing it to a sudden stop and wherever that momentum stops….I believe that is where this election will end. Could I be overestimating the number of Rip Van Winkles? Am I exaggerating in regards to their emotions and stupidity? Yes not all Rip Van Winkles are Snookis. the Rip Van Winkles that only tuned in to the news or politics so they could get caught up on the debates, those are the ones who are mostly the Snooki type. How many of those are out there? I don’t know, I think its somewhere around 5 million people, really its just my opinion this video will not help Romney in any way, it an opinion and nothing more.
By: Milton Jefferson
Co-founder of TART
Is the media like the boy crying he saw a wolf?: Today Mitt Romney spoke at the NAACP convention, a place many Romney supporters had claimed would be hostile. During the speech Romney said to help promote job growth Obamacare should be repealed. The NAACP audience booed at Romney’s statement. There have been continuing News reports and articles circulating this clip around at an attempt to stir up some controversy.
California Legislature funding Billions into New Rail System; Are they on a Crazy Train or Are they Insane?
ALL ABOARD!!: Five days ago, California’s legislature voted on and approved $8 Billion of their funds to be allocated for the construction of a high speed rail line. Though this has been a controversial form of spending a few government employees support this. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stated, “I congratulate the Legislature on taking this action, which will create thousands of jobs and strengthen the California economy,” in a recent blog post. Yes it will create jobs, but for how long? What do the workers do once the construction is finished? The vote for approval reflect the controversy surrounding this rail line, with the results being 21-16 and passing only after years of heated debates, setbacks, and lest we forget a lot of debt.
People like Chris Rock perhaps? Not sure of what I’m referring to, then read my earlier post. Funny that people like Chris Rock should exercise their free speech in such a manner that neglects those who fight to protect it. Those who fight and arrive home heroes or veterans. What is truly sad is the fact that after their return from duty most Americans go on with their lives forgetting about those veterans until the next parade, award ceremony, or the occasional veterans day celebration . But the truth is that veterans often suffer emotional injuries from their service which leave them just as scarred as the physical injuries. In 2006, over 400,000 vets were homeless at some point. Now 1 in 4 vets are homeless this is particularly disturbing when factoring in the ACA/Obamacare. Remember with the ACA any American without health insurance will be penalized/taxed, this includes veterans. As most citizens know, veterans are already eligible for Medicare and some gov benefits. We should also remember that these homeless veterans are often homless for mental issues and therefore never apply for said benefits. There is also the possibility that some vets are like the 14 million Americans eligible for medicare and yet do not apply for whatever reason.
My Opinion: We should try our best to help the veterans in need not just the homeless veterans, after all it is because of them that we can celebrate Independence Day and that Chris Rock can have Freedom of Speech. This in mind, we should address the issue of how the ACA will treat citizens in similar situations to that of the homeless vets. Will the ACA penalize/tax them regardless if their mentally ill or for whatever reason just don’t want government insurance. To conclude, I have to say for the ACA to penalize/tax in a manner described above would be morally wrong if not legally wrong.
By: Milton L. Jefferson