Jobs, jobs, jobs

According to the Gallup polling group unemployment in the United States remains over 10%. The latest numbers from the federal government put the number closer to 9 %  but that lower number doesn’t include the 2.8 million people that have completely given up on the hope of finding a job.

Unemployment is a major cause of the ongoing real esate crisis and continues to impact families all over our nation and it is good to hear politicians repeating the phrase “jobs, jobs, jobs”. It is just a shame that government policies don’t seem to reflect the jobs mantra being espoused by politicians. 

President Obama has been on a charm offensive ever since the November elections trying to convince the American people that jobs are his number one priority now. Just last week he spoke to the same American Chamber of Commerce that he vilified a few months ago and he used the occasion to repeatedly emphasize the need for more job creation. Then less than three days later the director of the Congressional Budget testified before congress that the President Obama’s historic health care bill will cause the loss of 800,000 jobs.

800,000 jobs lost because of one stroke of the president’s pen?

It is nice to hear politicians finally talking about jobs. It’s just a shame that when it comes down to a choice between jobs and political goals they often make the wrong choice.


I found this quote today in a discussion of the Democrat health care bill which is being forced on this country against the overwhelming will of the people. Unfortunately I believe it applies to the vast majority of people that currently hold public office.

Half the harm that is done in this world
Is due to people who want to feel important
They don’t mean to do harm ­
But the harm does not interest them.
Or they do not see it, or they justify it
Because they are absorbed in the endless struggle
To think well of themselves.

T. S. Eliot

Fat Police?

The Japanese government requires “re-education” for men whose waists are more than 33.5 inches?

One of the problems with the Obamacare bill is that once the government is responsible for our health insurance they wil be able to justify garbage like this.

Well they can have my bacon when they pry it away from my cold, dead hands…