Friday, September 10, 2010

Lou Dobbs on Dogs;

Lou Dobbs, on Obama's comment that his critics "talk to him like a dog": Well the bad boys and girls…how awful for the president that someone be critical of this president, who was supposed to be the great savior, the post-partisan, post-racial president who has been more polarizing than any in recent memory. It starts with “treating him like a dog”… poor him.”
“We’ve moved from Harry Truman “with the buck stops here” to Barack Obama with poor me. I mean, what is next? Is he going to be sucking on his thumb in a dark corner somewhere? This is time for a President to stand up."  [Responding to Robert Gibbs' assertion about all the lies being told about his President (as any American President, by the way), he went on to say: "It is not the lies that are hurting this President.  It is the truth.  It is critical for this President to stop whining and start leading ALL the people - not just groups and just certain entities."]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  The newborn tax-cutter [Obama] claims he is pro-business, floating new tax cuts allowing firms to write off 100 percent of new equipment investments for just over a year, from this week until the end of 2011. News reports vary, but Obama claims this will total $200 billion over ten years. Given his projections for the cost of ObamaCare, one should take this with a generous grain of salt.

Businesses have long sought the tax incentives Obama now disingenuously advances. But the way he has proposed them will do nothing to advance the health of the economy for several reasons. Few firms will invest in new ventures when they are not selling their current products. The proposal, like his commitment to staving genocide away from Iraq, is also time-limited. After the tax deducation expires in 2012, business will not know what to expect, and uncertainty is a greater barrier to investment than virtually any other.

Economists Left and Right oppose the plan. Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics said, “The tax breaks won’t be a game-changer.” The chief economist of the National Federation of Independent Business explained one reason why this is: “If you give a small-business guy $20,000, he’ll say, ‘I could buy a new delivery truck but I have nobody to deliver to.’
Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, asked: If Cuba's economic system was still worth exporting to other countries, and Fidel Castro replied: "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore" Goldberg wrote Wednesday in a post on his Atlantic blog.
President Raul Castro and others have instituted a series of limited economic reforms, and have warned Cubans that they need to start working harder and expecting less from the government. But the president has also made it clear he has no desire to depart from Cuba's socialist system or embrace capitalism.
John Hawking muses: While he was campaigning, Barack Obama promised to cut the deficit in half, but in his first 100 days alone, he quadrupled the deficit. As if that wasn’t bad enough, his budget blueprint adds more, debt than all previous presidents — from George Washington to George W. Bush — combined.” No civilization in human history has spent like America has over the last two years of Democratic rule and unless we can get more Republicans in office, this country’s economic future is going to be deader than King Tut and uglier than a 7 day old chunk of roadkill.

[Pointing out the classiness of several of our country's congressmen:] "I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn’t be worth wasting the urine." -- Democratic Congressman Pete Stark to a constituent at a Townhall.
"How about just tracking down every single person who said drill baby drill and putting them all in prison. Why don’t we do that? Starting with Michael Steele." -- Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson

Interpol reports: LYON, France – INTERPOL has today issued a global alert to its 188 member countries following the request of Pakistan’s Minister of the Interior, and its own determination, that if the proposed Koran burning by a pastor in the US goes ahead as planned, there is a strong likelihood that violent attacks on innocent people would follow.
Minister Rehman Malik personally contacted INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble to engage the world police body’s assistance in warning law enforcement of the increased terrorist threat if plans reported by the media to burn the holy book were carried out on Saturday’s anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
From the Los Angeles Times: Privacy laws prevent release of individual tax delinquent's names. But we do know that as of the end of 2009, 41 people inside Obama's very own White House owe the government they're allegedly running a total of $831,055 in back taxes.

We now know that federal employees across the nation owe fully $1 billion in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.
As in, 1,000 times one million dollars. All this political jabber about giving middleclass....
...Americans a tax cut. Thousands of feds have been giving themselves one all along -- unofficially. And these tax scofflaws include more than three dozen folks who work for the president with that newly-decorated Oval Office. The Post's T.W. Farnum did some research and found that out of the total sum, just 638 workers on Capitol Hill owe the IRS $9.3 million in back taxes. As in, overdue. The IRS gets stiffed by the legislative body that controls its budget. How Washington works.
Now, back taxes have been a problem for the Obama-Biden administration. You may recall early on that Tom Daschle was the president's top pick to run Health and Human Services. But it turned out the Democratic senator, who was un-elected from South Dakota in 2004, owed something like $120,000 to the IRS for things from his subsequent benefactor that he just forgot to pay taxes on. You know how that is. $120G's here or there. So he dropped out.
The New York Post reports: A Sept. 11 first responder filed a $350 million suit against the developers of a proposed cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero, calling it a "nuisance," "a terror risk" and "an assault." The strongly worded suit, which was brought by a former volunteer firefighter from Westchester named Vincent Forras. who helped at the Trade Center site after 9/11, with the assistance of the conservative group Freedom Watch. It charges developer Feisal Abdul Rauf and Park 51, the organization behind the mosque, "are the front persons and in charge of operations for interests tied to terrorism,"

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