Friday, July 27, 2012

Seven out of American's 10 automobiles manufactured outside USA; Reverse discrimination being called for in banking; Illegals won't have to prove they qualify for DREAM ACT Executive Order by Barack; Another budget showdown prior to election; Our manufacturing crisis; Obama has spent $15 million on polling; Dept. of Agriculture encourages "Meatless Monday" to save environment; Condoleezza Rice touts strong USA; Obama supports Muslim's destiny; Elton John praises "W" on saving lives in Africa; ATF whistleblowers threatened by Director; "You didn't build that" ramifications

In 2011, Dan Akerson gave a speech admitting, :  ”Almost seven out of every ten automobiles, seven out of ten of our vehicles were made outside the United States.  We have eleven joint ventures in China with SAIC and SAW.  We operate eleven assembly plants in China, four power train plants in eight cities across the country. We regard our eleven joint ventures as eleven keys to success, not just in China but globally.  Our commitment to working in China, with China, for China. ”
“Now, why are they making them in China?  Well, because you can get cheap labor.  You can get cheap labor.  But we’ve got the labor unions here, and workers of the world unite,” Glenn said.
“Mitt Romney’s accused by this president of outsourcing jobs in a company that he wasn’t even running at the time.  Meanwhile, we’re hemorrhaging jobs to China, Mexico, and believe it or not under this president, believe it or not, hemorrhaging jobs to Iceland,” he said.
Welcome to the bizarre world of banking regulation. Despite the recent disaster wrought by affirmative action lending, Washington ratchets up still more politically correct requirements and shifts the measure of discrimination towards “disparate impact.” Even unbiased behaviors are subject to penalty unless they benefit protected classes.
It’s no longer blind justice meted equally before the law. “Diversity” has become Washington’s Holy Grail, discharging unequal justice in preference for specific outcomes. The burden on businesses expands beyond banning discrimination into virtually requiring reverse discrimination.
A top union official for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers said Thursday that President Barack Obama’s administration has ordered ICE agents to blindly — and without any evidence — believe illegal immigrants if they claim they qualify for Obama’s administrative DREAM Act
Republican leaders in Congress haven't done very well negotiating on the budget, and now a new threat looms: a showdown in the fall, before Election Day, that could force Republicans to choose between more spending and higher taxes or the risk of a government shutdown.
That increasingly looks to be the Democratic strategy, pushed quietly by the White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Senate Democrats are refusing to complete individual spending bills, much less an overall budget, and the federal government will run out of money at the end of the fiscal year on September 30.

A new report by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) says that revitalizing America's manufacturing capacity should be an urgent domestic priority. Co-authored by former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection Robert B. Stephan, the report suggests that our national infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to disasters such as terrorism, floods, hurricanes, pandemic influenza and cyber disruption.


It's because we no longer manufacture many key components needed to create everything from bridges and dams to medical supplies and drinking water systems.

From 2000 to 2011, nearly 66,484 U.S. factories closed, and millions of skilled manufacturing workers lost their jobs. We've lost capacity to make drywall, steel, concrete, antibiotics, high-tech circuit boards--the list goes on. 
What’s up with all that polling the Obama camp is doing? Recently the folks over at the Weekly Standard combed through campaign spending disclosure records of the Obama campaign and related committees, discovering that they’ve spent $15 million on polling since the first of the year. And some of the June spending is still unaccounted for. Oh, my! From one perspective, spending $15 million on polling reeks of desperation. They are on a massive snipe hunt, trying to evaluate the appeal of every alleged accomplishment of the president and to gauge the credibility of every anti-Romney tidbit their dirt-diggers have dredged up.
On Wednesday, Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran called on Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to explain why the agency’s employee newsletter encouraged them to not eat meat and participate in the “Meatless Monday” initiative for the environment.
“One simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeterias is to participate in the ‘Meatless Monday’ initiative,” The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) July 23, 2012 “Greening Headquarters Update” read. “This international effort, as the name implies, encourages people not to eat meat on Mondays. Meatless Monday is an initiative of The Monday Campaign Inc. in association with the John Hopkins School of Public Health.”
Pointing to the United Nations as their informational authority, the USDA’s newsletter said that going meatless is good for the environment because “animal agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gases and climate change.
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Condoleezza Rice stated: In this young century, the 9/11 attacks, the global financial crisis and the unrest in the Arab world have struck at the heart of vital US interests. If Americans want the tectonic plates of the international system to settle in a way that makes the world safer, freer and more prosperous, the US must overcome its reluctance to lead. We will have to stand up for and promote the power and promise of free markets and free peoples, and affirm that American pre-eminence safeguards rather than impedes global progress. Financial Times 
Last week Barack Obama marked the beginning of Ramadan by saying to Muslims that the "United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely." While he undercuts Christianity at home -- under his Obamacare abortifacient/contraceptive mandate, resistant Catholic and Protestant schools, hospitals, and charities will soon face crushing fines -- he never fails to tout Islam abroad.
The Daily Caller links to a video of a speech in which Elton John praises former President George W. Bush and “conservative American politicians” for pledging billions of dollars to “save the lives of Africans with HIV.”
“We’ve seen George W. Bush and conservative American politicians pledge tens of billions to save the lives of Africans with HIV. Think of all the love. Think of where we’d be without it, nowhere, that’s where. We’d be nowhere at all,” John said at the International AIDS conference in Washington on Monday. “Thanks to all this compassion, thanks to all this love, more than 8 million people are in treatment. Thanks to people who have chosen to care and to act, we can see an end to this epidemic on the horizon.”
Lawmakers and government accountability advocates have expressed concern over a July 9 video message directed at Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents by ATF Acting Director Todd Jones, which they say is a veiled threat to government whistleblowers.
“Choices and consequences means simply that if you make poor choices, that if you don’t abide by the rules, that if you don’t respect the chain of command, if you don’t find the appropriate way to raise your concerns to your leadership, there will be consequences, because we cannot tolerate—we cannot tolerate—an undisciplined organization,” Jones said in the video.
He’s down to 35 percent approval among business owners, and that was before “you didn’t build that.” We’ll see in future polls exactly how they react to Obama’s July 13th comments in Roanoke. Until then, Obama’s trying to turn this around on Mitt Romney.
Yesterday was supposed to mark the Obama campaign’s “nuclear” response to the “you didn’t build that” attacks from camp Romney, with an emphasis on milk fees in Massachusetts while Romney was governor:

1 comment:

  1. old grizzled veteranJuly 27, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Well, 'W' is getting some of the rightful credit for his efforts re: Aids !
    Obama is a pure evil S*%# no two ways about it !!
    Just cannot say any more about how awful a person and (pretend) leader of the USA he is !!