Thursday, January 19, 2012

Our Freedoms Slipping Away Year by Year

It is a sad day in America as this regime I mean this administration chips away at our economic freedom not to mention our civil liberties and individual freedoms through the regulation purgatory progressives love to embrace.

The latter they do in the guise of our safety and protection (code for social engineering) while just increasing their own POWER and CONTROL.

As for our economic freedom, yet again America has dropped another place in the world as we are now 10th on the Economic Index of Freedom.

At the Washington Examiner a poignant article by their editorial staff entitled:

"Freedom fading in US as Obama disses Constitution"


"Every Year that Barack Obama has occupied the Oval Office, the United States has fallen lower in the Economic Index of Freedom complied by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal. America was fifth in the ranking in 2008 (surpassed only by Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, and Australia), then dropped to sixth in 2009, eighth in 2010, ninth last year and now 10th. The index measures, according to its authors, 10 categories of economic freedom: labor, business, trade, fiscal responsibility, government spending, monetary policy, investment, financial regulation, property rights, and absence of corruption.  Scores are averaged to create an overall score for each of all 184 nations."

"Unfortunately, because so many other nations have followed approaches similar to the failed policies Obama has stubbornly refused to abandon in the US (most notably, 31 of the 43 European nations), America was far from the only country in which economic freedom declined in the 2012 index.  As the editors noted " rapid expansion of government, more than any other market factor, appears responsible for the flagging economic dynamism.  Government spending has not only failed to arrest the economic crisis, but also - in many countries - seems to be prolonging it. The big-government approach has led to bloated public debt, turning an economic slowdown into a fiscal crisis with economic stagnation fueling long-term unemployment."

For progressives it is all about POWER and CONTROL not what is best for the country and certainly not following their Constitutional mandate.

It has been over 1000 days and we have yet to see a budget from Obumbler or the Congress which is mandated by the Constitution and all but ignored by this regime.

Rahm said it best "never let a good crisis go to waste" and by keeping us in a constant state of crisis and political upheaval Obumbler and his minions just continue to do just as they please in their efforts to "fundamentally transform America".

We have seen the chaos and uncertainty exhibited by the European Union as their progressive policies have failed under the weight of unsustainable entitlements and promises they can longer keep.

Yet our dear leader continues to try and push us down that same unsustainable path.

With all the hard evidence and facts surrounding their imminent demise one has to wonder what is Obumbler's real agenda or is he such an ideologue blinded to the reality of the situation?


"At the root of the spending and regulatory explosion under Obama - and the resulting decline in US economic freedom - is his obvious disdain for the Constitution's limits on the executive branch power.  The most recent manifestation of that disdain was Obama's illegal "recess" appointments of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Finance Protection Board and the three new members of the National Labor Relations Board.  The Constitution says the president can only make such appointments when Congress is in recess; the Senate undeniably was not in recess when these appointments were made."

The huge irony and hypocrisy is that while Obumbler blamed the Republicans it was the DemoRats under Bush that enacted the very same rule changes to thwart Bush's appointments.

The unmitigated gall of this regime knows NO BOUNDS.

Obumbler's blatant disregard of the Constitution and his remarks that it is "a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can't do to you. Says what the Federal government can't do to you but doesn't say what the Federal government or State governments must do on your behave."

This is an obvious ploy toward his policy of "redistributive change"

Let's just spread the misery equally to everyone.

Folks this is not the vision of our Republic the Founders intended.
This is the idea of a democratic entitlement NANNY STATE which as we have seen has failed miserably in Europe and elsewhere.

Again the BIG PROGRESSIVE LIE is that the government is only here to help us protect us from EVIL corporations and EVIL people like conservatives and of course because progressives are all so smart and believe in science (code for "social engineering") protect us from ourselves because they know what is best for everyone.

Of couse at a HUGE cost to our freedoms and liberties.
Witness our downgrading in the Economic Index of Freedom.
Keynesian economics DOES NOT WORK.
Central planning DOES NOT WORK.
Collectivism DOES NOT WORK.
Socialism DOES NOT WORK.
Communism DOES NOT WORK.
A pure democracy DOES NOT WORK.
A entitlement Nanny State DOES NOT WORK.
The Obama administration DOES NOT WORK ON OUR BEHALF.



Thursday, January 12, 2012

More Government Misinformation and Half Truths

Update: Today it was reported that the number of unemployment claims hits a six week high at the end of December as the effect of holiday hiring ends and new numbers are released.
Don't worry folks Obumbler told us the "change" we fought for is coming - hopefully in the form of his removal.

The press was all a twitter when the December unemployment numbers came out recently and dropped from 8.6% to 8.5% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Suddenly the economy was healing the oceans were subsiding all was right with the world and of course this was especially good news for President Obumbler and Company as the progressive lefties try to portray any thing as good news in their desperation to remain in power and control as much of the government as they can.

For years Americans have just accepted the BS the BLS puts out about the unemployment/employment situation as they manipulate the numbers to look lower much lower than they actually are.

They accomplish this by constantly lowering the labor force participation rate as more and more people are no longer able to  collect unemployment bennies or in frustration just give up looking for work and thus drop out of the labor force all together.

This kind of lying mentality is supposed to ease our minds of real the plight the economy while making the government seem like they are actually doing something to help us - after all we need their protection, to keep us safe from the evil corporations and evil people like conservatives who only want to take advantage of us and especially the recent regime of progressives who think they are smarter than everyone else protect us from ourselves because God forbid we are to stupid to know better.

Of course this is all code for "social engineering" which coming from academia, which is also controlled by progressives, has absolutely NO bearing in REALITY.

The real progressive motivation is POWER and CONTROL.

The Obumbler regime reminds me of the Politburo of old where their supposed selfless fight for the "middle class" does nothing except spread the misery equally while of course they the pols the professional politicans and elites are getting plumper and fatter while shopping in different stores, driving better cars and living  in much larger accommodations all accomplished through the deception of fear and loathing, class warfare and envy.


How much LONGER will AMERICANS put up with this BULL SHIT?

Back to the misinformation and half truths surrounding the unemployment numbers.

Tyler Durden writing on 01/06/2012 in 

"It won't surprise anyone that as of December, the real implied unemployment rate was 11.4% (final chart) - basically where it has been ever since 2009 - and at 2.9% delta to reported, represents the widest divergence to reported data ever since the early 1980's.  And because we know this will be the next question, extending this lunacy, America will officially have no unemployment, when the Labor Force Participation rate hits 58.6%, which should be just before the presidential election."

Labor Force Participation since 1980

Reported and Implied number of Unemployed

Difference between Reported and Implied Unemployment Rate:

Another interest article by Quentin Fottrell on 12/08/11 of SMart Money;

"As reported Friday, US unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 32 months with unemployment hitting 8.6%, falling below 9% for the first time in six months, the Labor Department said."

One can only imagine how WET with excitement Obumbler and his minions got over that news.
Unfortunately has we have seen in the past it is all a big hoax and charade perpetrated for political means to an end.


"But if all discouraged workers are included, the 8.6% figure rises.  Including "marginally attached workers" - those who are discouraged - was 15.6% in November, according to government data.  John Williams, a statistician and economist, says the real unemployment figure including all discouraged workers who stopped looking for work is closer to 22.6% - nearly a quarter of the potential workforce."

So when account for those who are newly unemployed, have recently lost their benefits, those who are discouraged, and those who have given up looking all together the REAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS CLOSER TO A STAGGERING 22.6%.

Where is the media?

Where is the outrage at the current regime that cares more for their power and playing politics to stay in power than for the "struggling middle class" they are champions for?

This administration/regime has done more to stagnant economic growth than any in history.
And Obumbler wonders why his constant demagoguery, out right lying, steady anti-business rhetoric, massive over reach with new regulations, and prolific use of class warfare and envy have a detrimental effect on things and why the business community refuses to hire or expand.

Obumbler himself said that if "he could not fix things in three years he would be a one term president" it is time to hold him to his word.

If Obumbler and Co get reelected we are doomed as a Republic and will slide faster down the ROAD TO SERFDOM as the progressives grab more and more power always of course under the guise that it is for our own good.

Progressivism is the DISEASE.
Progressivism = TOTALITARIANISM 

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