Friday, July 6, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up

Unfortunately, for all Americans, the job numbers released today, was not good news. Unemployment remains at 8.2% and all indications are that the numbers are trending in the wrong direction. The Heritage Foundation has an excellent chart that shows what President Obama promised Americans in 2009 and where we are today. The news is only going to get worse as recent college graduates are unable to find jobs, we must take the uncertainty out of the job market and encourage free market principles to prevail. After three and a half years of trying to fix the economy, Alan Kreuger, chairman of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, said today “there are no quick fixes to the problems”. To which we ask, what was the purpose of the taxpayer -funded stimulus? Our debt is out of control due to uncalled for spending and the answer is there are no quick fixes, but give us another four years and we may be able to fix the problems.

The government intervention and takeover of General Motors gives us insight as to how the current administration “fixes” the economy and frankly, their plan has harmed American taxpayers.

When the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is really the largest tax increase ever in America, and the Obama Administration continues to deny that fact, nothing was done to end the uncertainty of actual implication of the plan and the eventual cost to businesses, thereby extending uncertainty and stifling any job creation. Since 2008, fewer adults are getting health insurance through their employers and this is before full implementation of Obamacare/tax.

The “War on Women” seems to be taking its toll on women working as there are 780,000 fewer women working today than in 2008, but the mainstream media does not mention that fact.

Many issues will be front and center in November’s elections. Our weekly poll wants to know which issue you believe to be the one that will influence your vote.

Charles Krauthammer reminds us that the Supreme Court did have a good decision last week; unfortunately, we do not believe it will end sanctuary cities as evidenced by what California is planning.

Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO, is speaking my kind of language. In addition, lest we forget, Ronald Reagan always spoke our language; back in 1961, he spoke out against socialized medicine and it would be well worth listening to him today, truly a man who understood our Republic. Listen to him here and take his advice, forty years later it is even more imperative than when first spoken.

Conservative/Republican US Senate Candidate, Wendy Long, shows the same wisdom and understanding that Ronald Reagan did, and will certainly make a strong difference when in the United States Senate when she is elected in November.

Have a great weekend!

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