It’s becoming increasingly hard to write on a single issue anymore in that every time I zero in on a topic, three more spring up. It’s either my ADD, or the meltdown of this regime is full display – I tend to think it’s the latter. Allow me to touch on a few very disheartening issues:
– The economy – which the media is doing their best to distract everyone away from. Consider these bullet points:
#1 When Barack Obama entered the White House, 60.6 percent of working age Americans had a job. Today, only 58.7 percent of working age Americans have a job.
#2 Since Obama has been president, seven out of every eight jobsthat have been “created” in the U.S. economy have been part-time jobs.
#3 The number of full-time workers in the United States is still nearly 6 million below the old record that was set back in 2007.
#4 It is hard to believe, but an astounding 53 percent of all American workers now make less than $30,000 a year.
And these are just some of the “greatest hits” currently confronting average day Americans. It was argued the other day that business’s simply need to “pay people more money”, which is a very frighteningly juvenile analysis of what ails our economy. Labor is subject to supply and demand, as any product or service is in a free market economy, and the argument to simply pay people more ignores the business realities of overall costs, ROI’s, development, research, regulations, inflation, taxes, depreciation, etc., etc.. These considerations become even more of an issue when factoring in the globalization of the economy. The cold hard truth is that Obamacare is a HUGE wet blanket over the economy right now as many business’s are still unsure how badly they will be effected. What it will do to their labor costs, their business models, their expansion plans, etc., so many are just sitting on the sidelines, and unfortunately reducing hours on many employees. When the government takes over one sixth of the economy, it’s hard to call that economy a free market anymore, and that is a reality that is impossible to ignore.
– The racial divide – Worse then it has ever been in my life time. I am still waiting for the President to speak out on the Christopher Lane or Delbert Belton murders, but sadly, I don’t think there is any political gain to be had as their was with Trayvon Martin. Where’s Al Sharpton? How about Rep. Fredricka Wilson? Remember when she said: “Trayvon was hunted down like a dog, shot down in the street.”. Well, Christopher and Delbert WERE hunted down like dogs – and the silence is deafening. But just this morning, MSNBC finds a way to bring Trayvon back up using the Christopher Lane murder – absolutely shameful.
– Foreign Policy – Just a quick thought on this. What started out as noble, yet very misguided, intentions on behalf of the President back in 2009, has now blown up (no pun intended) in our face. Sadly, the ME is a disaster, and they still don’t like us no matter who is President.