Dec 02 2010

Liberal Madness Abounds As Democrats’ Grasp On Power Slips

Published by at 8:53 am under All General Discussions

DC is so damn incoherent. I mean babbling madman incoherent.

Supposedly, now that the left has our nation running deficits of $1.3 trillion a year (what a normal administration could not produce in a single term, Obama does annually), we are all now supposedly focused like a laser beam on deficits. But liberal ideology is all about pretending and misinforming. Anything to get a socialist, government run solution to any and all problems. When desperate, as they are now in the lame duck Congress, the facade falls away and you glimpse the liberal’s inner madness.

So, in this time of emergency related to sky rocketing deficits, the liberals have come up with a double whammy compromise – some last gasp of insanity to prove to themselves they can still make ‘progress’:

The second-ranking House Democrat said that the House will vote on extending the bulk of tax cuts Thursday, and has considered tying upper-rate extensions to a vote on unemployment insurance.

Hoyer is the consummate DC incompetent. Extend our current tax RATES (‘cuts’ that have been in place almost a decade are no longer ‘cuts’ – unless you are emotionally crippled with Bush Derangement Syndrome), while paying millions to go into their 3rd year of not working – living off those who are working (big deficit spending). So we keep the tax rates where they are (none of those beloved taxes the left salivates over) but fund a third year of unemployment benefits?.

As long as workers make an easier living sitting on the side line there will be no economic growth. But do the liberals care about economics? Hell no, they just want to keep as many people stuck in the government safety net as they can, because holding them there sends money to Democrat pockets.

This is not the only left wing insanity on parade right now. While the left bemoans the religious fervor of the social conservatives (especially during this Christ-mas season) their answer to the teachings of the Bible are a form of draconian insanity to appease their Green God Gaia:

In one paper Professor Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, said the only way to reduce global emissions enough, while allowing the poor nations to continue to grow, is to halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years.

This would mean a drastic change in lifestyles for many people in countries like Britain as everyone will have to buy less ‘carbon intensive’ goods and services such as long haul flights and fuel hungry cars.

Prof Anderson admitted it “would not be easy” to persuade people to reduce their consumption of goods

He said politicians should consider a rationing system similar to the one introduced during the last “time of crisis” in the 1930s and 40s.

This could mean a limit on electricity so people are forced to turn the heating down, turn off the lights and replace old electrical goods like huge fridges with more efficient models. Food that has traveled from abroad may be limited and goods that require a lot of energy to manufacture.

“The Second World War and the concept of rationing is something we need to seriously consider if we are to address the scale of the problem we face,” he said.

The poor professor (a physicist, not a biologist or ecologist or the still-to-be-professionalized climatologist) seems to have missed the memos of the last decade. For one, Phil Jone of IPCC alarmist fame has had to admit, under oath, that there has been no measurable warming since 1995. 15 years of massive increases of CO2 in the atmosphere and no warming to be found. In the last ten years there has actually been a distinct cooling. And this nut job wants to stop all economic growth?

I am sure the Obama administration wants to hire him straight off! They too want to stymie all economic growth until the “have not’s” catch up with the “have done’s”.

The other memo the nutty professor has missed is the one where an investigator of CRU admitted – under oath again – there is no way to accurately compare today’s climate to that of 1,000 years ago.

Most of the warming since 1880 happened before 1950 – before the CO2 explosion from the industrialized developed world. That is because all the warming and rising oceans is a result of the end of the Little Ice Age – which has taken a few centuries to complete its thawing. We are more likely experiencing the bitter end of that thaw than on the brink of rampant warming. Sea level rises have slowed since the 1940’s. Temperatures have not changed much since the 1930’s and 1940’s. The alarmists cleverly pulled the alarm bells just as the warming was about to end. This is why climate science has yet to reach the professional quality levels of other established scientific and engineering professions.

So, because a few delusional and misinformed liberals think the end of the world is nigh they want all of us to sacrifice to their insane visions. Nice, eh?

Instead of the people sacrificing to the liberal gods of Government and Green Gaia, the people want runaway government trimmed back to its minimum:

To ease surging budget deficits, Americans prefer cutting federal services to raising taxes by nearly 2-1 in a new poll. Yet there is little consensus on specific, meaningful steps – and a wariness about touching two gargantuan programs, Social Security and Medicare.

There is no consensus to simple minded liberal media questions (except they are always simple minded). But if the Congress decided to assess what government programs and services the nation could survive without, that individuals and states be responsible for dealing with (like feeding their kids a breakfast instead of buying a fancy TV or car), then I am sure the nation would back (by majority, not consensus) a lot of cut backs. We want government down to its barest necessity.

Let’s have the debate. Are we going to waste anymore money at the feet of the liberal Gods of Government and Green Gaia? Or are we going to let the people keep their money and watch in wonder as they blaze the path for our future. Of course I am biased. Government lives off the innovation, sweat and energy of those creative and bold enough to discover new products and services. Government is a drag on innovation – not the source. So I know where I want my money.

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13 Responses to “Liberal Madness Abounds As Democrats’ Grasp On Power Slips”

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  2. Toes192 says:

    Sry to bring the bad news… but …
    According to the Levis 501 theory of economics…
    There is no way out …
    1050’s … Western Store on Center St. Casper, Wyo.
    $3.25 … Went to $3.75 sometime that decade…
    Now … Maybe 8 times that …
    Call it $26.oo per pair 50 years later…
    (whew… I see $36.99 at Kohl’s ADVERTISED as a “good deal??”)
    but I’ll stick with my 8x theory …
    2050 … $208.oo
    2100 … $1,664 for a pair of 501’s
    2150 … $13,312 … ?
    You can talk and whine all you want but someday the $dollar$ is gonna collapse… You can put it off but it’s inevitable…
    Housing market values (MV) have dropped 50-70% all over the USA…

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  4. Toes192 says:

    Levi 501’s $3.25 in … NINETEEN fifties… 1950’s

  5. WWS says:

    heh heh – Japan just fired a bolt through the heart of the Cancun summit, the Kyoto agreement, and the entire global warming movement.

    and nobody saw it coming – not from them! this is beautiful.

  6. kathie says:

    I don’t care how many smart people Obama claims are advising him, at some point you would think he would wake up and say to himself……..I’ve got the wrong smart people……..nothing is working!

  7. Lenny says:

    AJ,, let me update you. LIke you, till Jan 09, I though all of those lame duck sitting on their butts unemployed folks deserved what they got. Till now. I was a robust business owner in OKlahoma, with an organization including 38 folks, in manufacturing machining. We have been doing it for 30 plus years, and have been through all of the prior downturns, from 1980 thru now. Made them all, some layoffs, but everbody can back. Not this time. I had to layoff all but 7, in April 09. the 31 I laid off were machinist, a skill that which usually takes about 7 years to achieve. Skilled, motivated, hard working folks. I have cuts my prices in half, cuts everywere, to no avail. The economic structure that exist now is not of our doing, but the gubmint. When your ship out the heartbeat of US manufacturing/housing/machining, put onerous regulations, environmental, health ins, ect on businesses, how doyou survive? I want nothing more that to hire back all of my people, but the business is not there. And it is not just my biz, ALL of my business owner friends are in the same boat, reflecting area such as electrical, contracting, construction, puters, and banking. ALL of them. So when you get on your pulpit, and start berating the unemployed, is it their fault the gubmit took the opportunity away? Those 31 folks represent 24 FAMILIES that feed their folks on paychecks they earned, now they are on FOOD STAMPS. So when you beat somebody who is down, remember, not all of them want to be there, and I hope you have a better Christmas season than us.

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  9. AJStrata says:

    Lenny, those laid off in April 09 are NOT effected – they have unemployment until 4/11 and then some. What I am complaining about is extending the time to 3 years, not throwing people off unemployment support.

  10. Lenny says:

    AJ, let me help you, me thinks I did not explain better. I know how long UI is, ect. In all of the provious downturns since 1980, after 6-8 months, everything floated back to normal, even post 9-11. It is not that they are considering 3 years, but the WHY? It is gubmit policies, regs, debt, ect that is causing this problem. There has been in the last 2 years a tectonic shift in the US economy, and not for the better. The gubmit has never been this far out with UI extensions, WHY? The gubmit has made it impossible to compete in maufacturing, and if the US makes nothinig, what do we sell? AS far as overseas exports, the export number has been held up for the last 2 years every month waiting to find out how manyplanes Boeing shippes, and if that falters, the numbers fall precipitiously. JUst ONE manufacturer has that impact? That is how weak it is. And that is not good. Thanks for hearing me out, I think it is millertime.

  11. WWS says:

    Lenny, first let me say that I sympathize with you and also know many business people who are in your position. Being in Oklahoma, I don’t know if you manufactured any oilfield equipment, but we might as well point out that his most recent decision, the new 7 year moratorium, is going to cost America tens of thousands of jobs, many of them in manufacturing.

    Here’s the problem with the unemployment benefit “extension” – everyone discussing this is being very unrealistic and is refusing to discuss the real issues here, because they are too painful.

    Here’s the real issue – these jobs aren’t coming back. Under current policy (which is only getting worse, not better) there are not going to be *nearly* enough jobs for many years to come, and when they DO start to come back, they are going to new, younger workers that are entering the workplace for the first time, not to older workers who will be relative short timers and thus not as good an investment.

    That’s a very hard fact that is very difficult to face – the vast majority of the people who have been laid off over the last 2 – 3 years are never going to do anything besides low paid, part time work for the rest of their working lives. That’s all they have to look forward to, and yes, it is a great failure of our society.

    “Unemployment Insurance” was always planned to be a short term fix for short term, temporary situations. This is a long term, permanent, situation. Using the unemployment system to deal with this is going to prove financially catastrophic, and will just hasten the bankruptcy of the entire country.

    Here’s the real question – do we transform the unemployment system into a new, systemic, full time welfare system which will put these displaced persons on the dole for the rest of their lives, no matter what it costs? Although most will recoil, at least that would have the advantage of being honest. Because that *is* what we are doing with every additional extension.

    Personally, I think something like a revival of the Depression-era CCC and WPA for those accepting benefits would be far more useful than just handing out checks, and that would be more fulfilling for the participants than just sitting at home day after day. But I don’t see anyone talking about that, and I wonder why.

    (actually I don’t wonder – the SEIU would hate this even more than most conservatives would, since they would see this as a low paid threat to all their positions)

    So I suppose we will do nothing but kick the can down the road for another few months. Even though there’s a cliff at the end of that road that we’re guaranteed to fall off when we get there.

  12. WWS says:

    It isn’t often that I find the writers at the NYT thinking along the same lines as I am, but they are today: this is their story on current unemployment levels and “the new normal”:

    “This country has some of the highest levels of long-term unemployment — out of work longer than six months — it has ever recorded. Meanwhile, job growth has been, and looks to remain, disappointingly slow, indicating that those out of work for a while are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Even if the government report on Friday shows the expected improvement in hiring by business, it will not be enough to make a real dent in those totals.

    So the legions of long-term unemployed will probably be idle for significantly longer than their counterparts in past recessions, reducing their chances of eventually finding a job even when the economy becomes more robust.”

    (since the article was written, the employment report on Friday showed a gain of only 39,000 jobs, a pathetically small amount when there are several million workers looking for a job)