Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
May 2, 2015
Leadership - “Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.” John Adams.
Politics – According to the Left, “the issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution” with the issues promoted over the years are merely vehicles to advance the Left’s power.
Politics – After the 2014 elections when Harry Reid lost his ability to enforce gridlock in the Senate, Congress has become functional again and legislation is no longer being shelved.
Politics - This week’s distractions from the sluggish economy and ObamaCare: Bruce Jenner transgender announcement and Nepal earthquake carnage.
Politics – The Clinton Foundation is being forced to re-file five years of tax returns, now that they have been caught red-handed and can no longer cover-up their misdeeds.
Politics – Between 2009 an 2012, the Clinton Foundation raised over $500 million but a measly 15% (only 10% in 2013) went to charitable grants, one of the least effective non-profits.
Politics - “In politics the middle way is none at all.” .
Economy – First quarter GDP growth of .2% again disappoints and is answered with “growth is just around the corner,” but this is the fifth April out of the last six with that same claim!
Economy – The Kauffman Foundation found that the number of companies less than a year old has declined as a share of businesses by nearly 44% between 1978 and 2012..
Finance – The Dodd-Frank financial regulations institutionalized “too big to fail,” and failed to address Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the flawed government-sponsored mortgage giants.
Laws – Congress passed about 800 pages of laws in 2013, which generated 80,000 pages of rules and regulations proposed and adopted.
Internet – The FCC arbitrarily expanded their scope to include the internet to fix a problem that did not exist, with a solution that won’t work, and impose control that is not needed.
Environment – Environmentalists undermine their own credibility with their long track record of failed predictions and bogus prognostications of doom.
Environment – Environmentalist’s credibility is so bad they don’t even have consensus on temperature records with the NOAA differing from UAH and the Remote Sensing Systems.
Immigration – Republicans are economy-driven to increase the number of productive workers, while Democrats are politics-driven to increase the number of Democrat voters.
Immigration – Immigrants tend to settle in seven states (CA, NY, FL, TX, PA, NJ, and IL) that account for 44% of the U.S. population and in some 31 "sanctuary cities" (ex: Washington, D.C.; NYC; LA; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Detroit; Chicago; Miami; and Denver).
Healthcare – H&R Block predicts that two-thirds of ObamaCare enrollees who got subsidies had to pay at least some of it back, averaging $729 returned.
Justice – DOJ Community Relations Service are government subsidized community organizers deployed for political advocacy, in Sanford FL, Ferguson MO, and now Baltimore.
Sexuality – Nature has given humanity two sexes, male and female, which the physical facts cannot deny and any variations are deviations from the biological norm.
Crime – Nearly a quarter of the people in Baltimore still live in poverty, with two-thirds of births in the city are to unmarried mothers and 60% of households headed by a single parent.
Welfare – The Federal government Food Stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer cards are the modern day equivalent of Depression breadlines moved efficiently into grocery store lines.
Poverty – The national poverty rate was steadily falling in the United States until the federal government decided to launch a so-called War on Poverty.
War - “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.John Adams.
Foreign Policy – Obama’s Middle East policy was doomed to fail because it is based on the myth that everything wrong with the region was America’s fault, ignoring Islamic dictates.
VA – One year after the VA scandal broke, the wait lists have been tampered with to show nonexistent improvements and treatments and patients still die awaiting treatment.
Trade – The problem is that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is more about social engineering than trade, with more content on environment, labor, and human rights than trade.