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Swett Turns A Phrase

  In a recent email to supporters Katrina Swett puts a new spin on the thousand pound gorilla in the room.  The gorilla is the economy and K-Swett appears to have looked to the east for inspiration.  She also spelled the word “lose” wrong.  Figure out where yourself I have a blog to write.  The …

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Why The Stimulus Had To Fail

It’s simple economics.  Government money comes from taxpayers.  The more government spends the more it relies on taxpayers to pay for its spending.  The less money taxpayers have the smaller the economy will be the fewer jobs there are, which means less income, less taxes, more debt.  The stimulus, the huge budget bills, the massive …

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No 3% Solution In Hillsborough

When it becomes evident that they have exceeded our mandate or entered into agreements which have or will become fiscally untenable, the officials charged with representing the taxpayers interest must endeavor to introduce savings and efficiencies that limit the fiscal impact of those tasks before they overcome the ability of reasonable men and women to sustain them.

Another Obama Jobs Program

Obama has apparently banned deep water drilling in the Gulf. Well c’mon, what did you expect. Millions of barrels spewing into the water and oil went down in price? Who cares if thousands more people are now out of work. This is about the agenda damn it. Besides they are probably all a bunch of God fearing, gun clinging republicans anyway.

Hodes = Jobs….Not!

Hodes and the democrats did what democrats do. They created or saved government jobs. They inflated a government jobs bubble with debt and deficit spending that makes private sector job creation near impossible to sustain. Near impossible because each government job needs a busload of taxpayers to support it.

It’s That Three Letter Word Again Mr. Biden, J-O-B-S

Year on year there are still 2.2 million people marginally attached to the work force. This is the same number as May of 2009 so zero improvement on that front. Discouraged workers—those who’ve stopped looking because they believe there is no work, actually rose from May of 2009 to May of 2010 by another 291,000.

Is It Getting Colder?

  Something you won’t find in your daily broadsheet, or on any of the more fashionable cable news channels, is a paper presented by a prominent geologist at the 4th international conference on Climate Change in Chicago.  In it Dr. Don Easterbrook warns of us imminent global cooling. (oh boy) I’ll see your warming, and raise …

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Unemployment is 9.9%

This months Bureau of labor statistics (BLS)report issued every month on the first Friday (at about 8:30 am), reads like there is a positive trend afoot, except that 15.3 million Americans (and some unidentified number of illegal immigrants) are not employed.  They make no mention of unemployed illegals.  I just tossed that in because it will piss off …

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February Jobs Numbers

With With reported unemployment flat, we must now wait to see where the state data comes in for the same month.  (not due for another week).  If the states are still shedding jobs, the national data will begin to appear meaningless which is unfortunate.  The unemployment situation is political as a barometer of measuring how …

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