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Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-15 11:43||
#6 Romney and Republicans and Rantburgers say there is already an example of Obama's manufacturing policy at work -- the "green jobs" program that benefited political donors and lobbyists, such as the backers of the failed solar energy company Solyndra. To name only one. I trust Mitt has the complete list?
So far I haven't seen a lot of desire on Romney's part to go after these sweet spots. Either he is holding his fire, or is reluctant to wrestle with a pig. Either way, he appears weak in this areana, and I am afraid that is going to show in November.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2012-07-15 11:53||
#7 Watching Champ -- who does not have the mental machinery required to profitably operate a sidewalk lemonade stand-- pushing and pulling on the levers of the American economy is like watching a bear cub trying to disarm a nuclear bomb. It's by times both amusing and terrifying.
Champ, I'm telling you: there are Americans out there who actually know how to do this kind of thing. They are not doing it because they see no point in building a business only to see you regulate and tax it to death to support your idiotic redistributionist agenda. Stick to signing important-looking documents like the menu for the next state dinner and watch the country prosper.
Posted by Matt 2012-07-15 12:47||
#8 Oh, now he is on a mission?
Insourcing. Words created or saved.
I have never watched him before but ther was I guess a re-run yesterday of a show hosted by a guy named Stossel. Everything on that show was spot on, last time I was standing and cheering for a show like I was, was Act of Valor.
Except for the guy who was selling the idea that all money is governments first and foremost. It is what Obama is stating. It makes for a shakey, uncertain future where businesses do not know if they will be saddled with health insurance costs, higher minimum wage, and likely some rule that the current wage cannot be diminished to compensate health insurance costs.
Underemployed, you bet. $10/hour to change sweep and change lightbulbs, I'll find the time myself else I price out.
Also, reduce the EPA to its original charter.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-07-15 13:12||
#9 You're just now figuring this out?
What a Foofus, he NEVER had that power, Just dreamed he had.
(And fooled you Into thinking he had)
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-07-15 13:15||
#10 CLEVER CATHOLICS ...
SAINT NANCY PELOSI
Last Saturday afternoon, in Washington, D.C. , an aide to the former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Bishop of the Catholic cathedral in D.C.. He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would be attending the next day's Mass, and he asked if the Cardinal would kindly point out Pelosi to the congregation and say a few words that would include calling Pelosi a saint.
The Cardinal replied, "No. I don't really like the woman, and there are issues of conflict with the Catholic Church over certain of Pelosi's views." Pelosi's aide then said, "Look, I'll write a check here and now for a donation of $100,000 to your church if you'll just tell the congregation you see Pelosi as a saint."
The Cardinal thought about it and said, "Well, the church can use the money, so I'll work your request into tomorrow's sermon."
As Pelosi's aide promised, Nancy Pelosi appeared for the Sunday worship and seated herself prominently at the forward left side of the center aisle.
As promised, at the start of his sermon, the Cardinal pointed out that Nancy Pelosi was present. The Cardinal went on to explain to the congregation, "While Nancy Pelosi's presence is probably an honor to some, the woman is not numbered among my personal favorite personages. Some of her most egregious views are contrary to tenets of the Church, and she tends to flip-flop on many other issues. Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite, a thumb sucker, and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief.
"I must say, Nancy Pelosi is the worst example of a Catholic I have ever personally witnessed. She married for money and is using her wealth to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for shirking her Representative obligations both in Washington, and in California.
The woman is simply not to be trusted." The Cardinal concluded, "But, when compared with President Obama, Nancy Pelosi is a saint."
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-15 13:22||
#11 Picked up by HotAir.com from The One's delivery on Friday night a Roanoke Fire Station #1, Roanoke, Virginia.
There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back. They know they didn't -- look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
Sometimes, he just can't help himself --- If I had the money, I would run ads 24 hours a day of nothing but that statement If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen repeated over and over.
His entire ideology wrapped up in that one statement.
Posted by Sherry 2012-07-15 14:00||
#12 Sherry: now he's channeling Elizabeth Warren...
Posted by Steve White 2012-07-15 14:13||
#13 Ingsoc collectivism Progressive, statist Obamanism will free us from oppression, not the individual!
Ingsoc (Newspeak for "English Socialism") is the political ideology of the totalitarian government of Oceania in George Orwell's dystopian science fiction novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-15 14:16||
#14 BP - #4
It's not a matter of Juche. It's a matter of repairing bad decisions, bad societal trends, and their consequences. Britain's made many of the same bad decisions or worse, plus a different set that we haven't yet made. (We've also made a different set of mistakes the Brits haven't yet made; the overlap's not identical.)
Countries that make things are strong. If the world economy falls out from under them they've still got their own resources.
American (and British) shipping used to go everywhere and weused to produce mighty sea-farin' men. When we do now they're in the Navy, not merchant captains.
The same applies to very basic things like making your own nails and screws and hinges. I could set up a brass smelting operation in my tiny back yard. If I did I've have the county, state, and federal governments on my back in no time, not to mention the community association. Renting or even buying a building would leave me with the same problems, less the community association plus the zoning board and the fire marshal.
We used to pride ourselves on being entrepreneurs. Americans could do anything. Now we can sign up for food stamps and we're too good to stand on an assembly line. If there is an assembly line there's a line of bureaucrats to tell the guys who built it how to run it.
It's not a matter of 100 percent self-sufficiency. It's a matter of producing your basics and importing your luxury goods.
Posted by Fred 2012-07-15 14:35||
#15 I suppose intelligence, patriotism, and bravery are also wrong alongside self-sufficiency because I'm sure they've been praised in North Korean propaganda.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-07-15 14:42||
#16 ROFLMAO, #10 B! :-D
Posted by Barbara 2012-07-15 14:48||
#17 I guess it is the medias push for the Glass Stegal act again - right in the middle of a depression...... AGAIN.
They need to get their asses kicked come NOV.
Posted by newc 2012-07-15 15:27||
#18 Back to Fred: I'm not as wound up on producing basics. We can buy fasteners, and when I'm building something in the shop I prefer inexpensive ones made by Chung or Jose compared to expensive ones made by Missy or Tyrone.
The key (I suggest) is that we fit our population to what we can make and make well. Right now 'Made in the USA' does stand for something in the world: usually high end stuff that's well made. We do well at that. But we don't do the low-end because we can't compete with countries that will pay someone $10 a day to assemble iPhones, and we won't lower ourselves to pay people in Detroit or Newark $10 a day (or $20) to assemble those phones.
So if we were making the high end stuff, the good stuff, and we had our population busy as bees in those highly automated plants maintaining the numerical control machines, the servers, the tools, etc., we'd be just fine.
But we don't, because our education system from K-16 has deteriorated badly. Teachers aren't teaching well, schools aren't working well, a basic sense of discipline (not corporal) and self-motivation is lacking in people, and too many people want a handout.
That's why the story about Champ looking to bring back manufacturing is such a laugher: the man who's never run so much as the proverbial lemonade stand this week waived the welfare-to-work rules. It's now smarter for a single mom with two kids to take welfare in California than it is to go to work everyday to a $55K a year job.
Manufacturing isn't the problem, it's a symptom. We're losing our way, our morals, our discipline, and our vision of what the future should be.
Posted by Steve White 2012-07-15 15:27||
#19 It's quite hard to read an entire paragraph in this cursive font. I tried, but gave up after a couple of sentences.
Posted by gromky 2012-07-15 16:26||
#20 I've tried to use some of those Chinese nails but it's awfully frustrating when they all bend as soon as you put a hammer to them. I'm not the greatest carpenter but I can't believe it was all my fault. Please, gimme American nails.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2012-07-15 17:06||
#21 Drop a turd in 2012, flush Obama.
Posted by Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division 2012-07-15 17:12||
#22 gromky, I don't see any cursive font on Rantburg. Could this be your browser/settings?
Posted by lotp 2012-07-15 17:45||
#23 it's cursive on FF
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-15 18:07||
#24 > Manufacturing isn't the problem, it's a symptom. We're losing our way, our morals, our discipline, and our vision of what the future should be.
Exactly. Everything the government could do to force you to use American made goods would make the economic situation worse.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-07-15 18:27||
#25 Hear that Abu, screws and bits are aweful as well.
I've been calling it the Rollingjoke speech.
If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen
Tell it to Bill Gates. Because Wal-Marts bloomed on the high plains during the great glacier melt and bison migration.
Also mentioned his opponent as Mr. Romney, leaving out an earned title. Perhaps Obama should be referred to as Freshman Senator, or did he even earn that title? I guess getting your compitition eliminated took some work.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-07-15 18:53||
#26 Yes, the cursive is unreadable after about a line or two. I just skip anything written in it.
Although the commentary can be clever, its purpose is to demonstrate fair use vis-a-vis copyright trolls, so it is not really there for me anyway.
Again, I suggest something serif, like Garamond or Courier, for comments intended to be read by a human rather than a lawyer.
Posted by rammer 2012-07-15 19:09||
Posted by RandomJD 2012-07-15 20:01||
#28 gromky, that's not cursive font - it looks like Ariel or something similer.
I can't make it show up here, but if you want to see what a cursive font looks like, go to your Word program and select Brush Script or Kunstler Script. There are others, too.
Posted by Barbara 2012-07-15 20:08||
#29 Or maybe I should have said it's not cursive on IE. I didn't realize font could look different in different browsers. :-(
Posted by Barbara 2012-07-15 20:14||
#30 Okay. I'll change the cursive to Courier.
Posted by Fred 2012-07-15 21:00||
#31 It's a cursive Google Font. It looks pretty but it's indeed hard to read, which is a shame because the comments are very educating.
I'd actually suggest not to use too many different fonts. They are distracting from the content.
Posted by European Conservative 2012-07-15 21:03||
#32 Fred - the comments are the value
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-15 21:32||
#33 What you all said was pertinent. We lose Education, we lose the future. No holds and no fakes.
When there are skills that may be paid for, they propagate and progress, when we cannot educate people to those skills anymore because we no longer pay for them, we lose an edge.
You would be out of business if you only ran American, and our debt would not be paid either.
We must tighten up our K-12 (Or 16) Immediately or its over anyways. Also, we must make it easier to create business here - less expensive and intrusive and a grind.
Will you trust me that government is the problem in this regard?
Posted by newc 2012-07-15 21:55||
#34 Here's the problem with Obama:
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."
The infamy is that all this is not wrong. But he forgot the obvious: All this would come to nothing if YOU, the individual, didn't do more than you were expected to, if YOU didn't try to excel.
And that's why Obama cherishes socialism.
Posted by European Conservative 2012-07-15 22:08||
#35 he's trying to take credit for any entrepreneurial success by his base. He has no other connection to success. Look at all his "green investments" that have gone belly-up, costing us $. He's an economic idiot advised by socialist zealots and ivory-tower fools
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-15 22:36||
#36 "for his base", not "by"
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-15 22:53||
#37 It sounds weird but with all the help Obama had he should have been able to achieve more than being a very very mediocre president.
Posted by European Conservative 2012-07-15 23:01||
#38 he should have been able to achieve more than being a very very mediocre president.
Based on hope and hype, you would think so. But as somebody said, all Obama's "new ideas" have been tried and failed on three continents. The man is basically an empty suit. One hundred years ago, he would have been a well-dressed grifter selling snake oil to the rubes.
Posted by SteveS 2012-07-15 23:34||