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Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

December 5, 2015

 

Independence - “You cannot help little men by tearing down big men; You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred; and You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.” Rev. William J.H. Boetcker, 1916.

Politics – "American liberalism, is not a movement of ideas at all; it is but a series of scams and cons aimed at nothing less than stealing the wealth of the American people."

Politics – The latest leftist trend is to selectively rewrite history and airbrush historical figures out by judging them by 21st century culture of politics, race and gender standards.

Politics – It is time for someone to finally step up to kill the climate change redistribution of wealth conspiracy that is wasting valuable time and money on a political scientific hoax!

Scandal – The latest Obama administration scandal is the altering of military intelligence to support their pre-conceived terrorism narrative of weakness and defeat.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the sluggish economy and ObamaCare: unclear motive for Planned Parenthood shooter and Special Operations ISIS hit squads in Iraq.

Politics – Rahm Emanuel has been caught delaying prosecution of a police homicide until after the Mayoral election causing riots, so hopefully FBI Director James Comey will not delay prosecution of security violations by Hillary Clinton until after the 2016 Presidential election.

Politics – American people prioritize terrorism, economy/jobs, and immigration as the biggest issues, but Democrats distract voters by hyping income inequality and climate change.

Politics – Pictures of Muslims celebrating the 9/11 attack were on TV and some Muslims in New Jersey did too, and the only disagreement has been how many were involved.

Prosperity - “You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift; You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn; You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer; and You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.” Rev. William J.H. Boetcker, 1916.

Economy – The economy continues to limp along as the labor force participation remains at a 38 year low.

 

November 2008

November 2015

Change

Annual Federal Spending

$2.87T

$3.72T

+$.85T

Total National Debt

$9.97T

$18.77T

+$8.80T

Living in Poverty (000)

37,734

43,572

+5,838

Food Stamp Participation (000)

30,800

45,200

+14,400

Disabled – SSI (000)

8,242

10,812

+2,570

Labor Force Participation Rate

65.9%

62.5%

-3.6%

Not in Labor Force (000)

80,220

94,446

+14,226

Employment Population Ratio

61.4%

59.3%

-2.1%

Finance – The Obama recovery is so weak that Democrats fear any hike in interest rates that will increase the debt service so much the budget will never be able to be balanced.   

Finance – Like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Export-Import Bank has been declared dead but has been resurrected, zombie-like, from the grave by crony-capitalist Congress.

Housing – The Department of Housing reports that 620,000 new single family homes were completed in 2014, averaging 2,453 square feet on a 8,689 square foot average lot.

Energy – A federal program is impossible to kill, ex: Federal Ethanol Program - doesn’t work, accomplishes the very opposite of what it is supposed to do, and it wastes money.

Environment – The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is trying to create a first-ever universal climate agreement to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy, and financed based on climate justice with richest countries contributing majority of funding.

Environment – Environmentalists have 0% accuracy on doom and gloom predictions, and all major assertions have been disproven to the point that the NOAA has felt the need to go back and revise the temperature historical readings to try to support their false conclusion.

Environment – It really doesn’t matter what President Obama promises at the UN Climate Conference since we finally have a Congress that will refuse to fund this global boondoggle.

Immigration – For generations, we've heard that "diversity makes us stronger," but now "Diversity Inc." rejects the famous "melting pot" as a kind of cultural genocide.

Immigration – Government statistics show 91% of recent Muslim immigrants are on food stamps, 72% are on Medicaid, and 68% are on welfare.

Welfare – In the first 3 months since Wisconsin instituted the welfare requirement for recipients to work or be actively seeking employment, 15,000 recipients lost their welfare benefits.

Education – Liberal arts colleges no longer train young people to think critically about problems, but instead to embrace victim propaganda that blames the capitalist system.

Education – If Congressional Republicans are serious about the conservative principle of limited government, why are they supporting renewing the latest iteration of “No Child Left Behind” and” Race to the Top” (Common Core) as fully funded federal programs?

Civil Rights – If black advocates truly cared about blacks, they would deal with the self-induced issues plaguing the black community: disappearance of black families, out-of-wedlock births, drug abuse, epidemic in school dropouts, and black-on-black crime. 

Civil Rights – The 300 Men March has emerged as an alternative to Black Lives Matter, to train young men to patrol tough neighborhoods, urges kids to reject gang culture, and call attention to the far more common inner-city violence that doesn’t involve police.

Abortion – The Planned Parenthood shooter seems far more mentally ill than politically motivated, which frustrates the media unable to spin into an instance of domestic terrorism.

Crime – Ever since Colorado moved towards legalized marijuana, the statewide crime rate reversed a nearly decade-long trend downward, and instead exploded upward.

Homeland Security – Democrats are desperate to blame the San Bernardino attack on a right wing narrative so they can blame anti-abortion, racist, or gun nuts for the violence.

Security - “You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money; You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong; and You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.” Rev. William J.H. Boetcker, 1916.

United Nations – The latest example of UN ineptitude is the General Assembly adopting six resolutions against Israel, while ignoring all other countries regularly violating human rights.

Trade – Trans-Pacific Partnership subjects the US to global environment carbon-based mis-management and requires global use of failed labor practices and regulationsjust say NO!

Military – Despite all the evidence that opening all combat to women would hurt combat readiness, Defense Secretary Carter ignored all this evidence for political expediency.

GWOT Rape of infidel women is part of Islamic law and Islamic tradition, which explains why Sweden ranks #2 on global list of rape countries, with majority committed by Muslim men.

Syria – President Obama’s directive that the U.S. admit 10,000 Syrian refugees as a humanitarian measure has many hallmarks of his governing style: it lacks a proper legal basis; it will harm rather than help its purported beneficiaries; it will undermine important American interests; and it is designed to signal virtue rather than accomplish anything.       

Europe – As the number of Muslim immigrants increases in foreign countries, the militancy and audacity to implement Sharia law undermining unique national identity and culture.

 

David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY

http://www.returntocommonsensesite.com/