How stupid does the government think we are?
Two weeks ago we had the State of the Union. This past week, we see Obama’s state of confusion. I mean really, do they actually believe the American people are imbeciles?
One minute we’re told President Obama is pivoting towards creating jobs and will use his pen and phone to create opportunity for the American people. Then this week the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stated that Obamacare will result in the loss of nearly 2.5 million full-time American jobs.
But the President’s Economic Council Chairman, Jason Furman, along with White House spokesperson, Jay Carney, now tell us it’s good to not work and have more time to stay at home and receive a subsidy from government.
Carney said Obamacare will free Americans from being “trapped by a job.” So does President Obama want Americans to work 40 hours, or just have a part-time $10 minimum wage job with a government subsidy.
Or how about the fact we’re told the economy is improving and we’re out of the worst recession that mean ol’ George W. Bush got us into. And we can prove that because the unemployment rate is 6.6 percent – as reported Friday.
So, if the economy is doing so well and unemployment is so low, then why is President Obama asking for the 11th “emergency” extension of unemployment benefits? Maybe this is the “subsidy” to which Furman was referring?
In the last two jobs reports we’ve had below anemic job creation numbers of 74,000 in December 2013 and 113,000 in January 2014. However, beware of the “revised” number that will somehow sneak in at a later date.
How many of you truly believe the unemployment rate in America is 6.6 percent? We still have a 40-year low for the workforce participation rate. And when those who have given up on the jobs market (the U6 computation) are included, unemployment in America is closer to 13 percent.
Now, I recall President Obama stating some 33 times, “If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan, period. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” So what happened when 5 to 6 million Americans were told by President Obama that their plans were substandard “junk plans” that didn’t meet Obamacare standards? Then less than two months later, President Obama comes out, waves his magic wand, and says folks can keep those plans and insurance companies need to reinstate them. Wait a minute, I thought they were not in compliance with the “law of the land” and were cancelled?
But wait, there’s more. Now President Obama is considering making those plans valid for three years. It’s more confusing, and lot less funny than the old Abbott and Costello “Who’s on first?” routine. Who keeps their plan? What’s the law? I don’t know what’s in the bill? Confused yet?
Or how about this one from the mouth of President Obama: “climate change is a fact” but “there is not a smidgen of corruption in the IRS.” Even worse, Benghazi is a phony scandal, never mind the “fact” that no one can answer why Ambassador Chris Stevens was there — or why there was CIA covert activity there.
I suppose it’s easier for the President to claim climate change is a fact, especially with all the UN supporting evidence. After all, it is a “fact” that a crude anti-islam video trailer was the impetus behind a spontaneous demonstration of fellas showing up with AK-47s, RPGs, and precision fired mortars. So who are you going to believe? Your lying eyes or the moving lips of President Obama?
Lastly, this has to go down as one of the greatest hypocrisies of the Obama administration — and that’s saying something. Consider this, during the State of the Union, President Obama said if Congress sent him any new sanctions legislation against Iran he would veto it. But this past week Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry threatened our best ally in the Middle East with the possibility of an economic boycott if they did not advance talks with the nomadic Arabs commonly referred to as Palestinians. So, Obama would veto the legislative will of the American people to hold Iran accountable, yet would use the threat of a boycott against our ally Israel? Totally confused?
And so it goes. President Obama and his administration have such contempt for the American people they think we can be told anything and accept it. Some may be confused but what’s going on is clear as day to me — and clear to many of you as well. I hope it will be very clear nine months from now, in November.
From Allen B West.
The establishment only defends behavioral freedoms that pose no threat to the state.
Much more HERE.
Now my comment is this: See the name of the attorney above? He specializes in criminal cases. But he was the lawyer who represented my first wife in our divorce way the heck back when! Just weird to see his name pop up.
You can kill your digital social life—but it may not be worth it.
So much of our lives revolves around the Internet. We rarely go a day without checking an online account, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or email. Some of us even keep those tabs open all day.
But with openness comes drawbacks. There has been a considerable amount of scrutiny levied on tech companies, from inconsistent privacy policies to quietly supplying the government with user data. As Internet users grow increasingly concerned with their privacy on Web, many people have begun questioning the amount of data they should share online—some have even deleted their accounts as a response to perceived invasions of privacy.
The overabundance of noise and pressure to share—and “Like”—personal details is losing its luster. Even some of us here at ReadWrite are feeling compelled to jettison a small piece of our digital lives.
If you’re serious about deleting your online profiles, you might be surprised: It’s more difficult than you’d think to completely erase yourself from the Internet.
Read it all HERE.
HS Secretary on Illegal Aliens: ‘They’re Here, and They’re Not Going Away’
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the nation’s top immigration law enforcer, said on Friday that the estimated 11.5 million illegal aliens in the United States are “not going away.”“They’re here, and they’re not going away,” Johnson said at the Woodrow Wilson Center in remarks billed by the Obama administration as his “first major speech.”
Johnson’s comment came after he gave his prepared address and was in response to Jane Harman, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, asking him about the fate of immigration reform in this session of Congress.
“In today’s press there is a new comment from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that it may not happen this year I think,” Harman said, “which is going to be a great disappointment to many communities across our country who were hoping it will and to our efforts to rebuild our economy after the most serious recession since the Great Depression.