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Keynes vs. Hayek

Posted by madjillmom on April 28, 2011

Found this on Weekly Standard post.  Really great production value.  See this and others re: Keynes and Hayek on EconStories.tv.

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Obama Acknowledges Storms

Posted by madjillmom on April 28, 2011

Today, President Obama remembered that some of those 57 states he represents are in the South.  Good for him.

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Donald Trump and Greasing the Skids for Obama and Bush

Posted by madjillmom on April 28, 2011

Remember when Dan Rather and all the MSM glommed onto all the stories about George Bush’s National Guard Service.  Dem. Ben Barnes told how he had helped get George a coveted slot in the National Guard.  Then Dan and others produced documents to show that Pres. Bush didn’t do well in the National Guard.  Of course, thosr papers blew up in Rather’s face because they were faked .  Most people felt the skids were greased for Pres. Bush in the Nat’l. Guard, that it wasn’t luck or ability that got him where he was.

Now, Donald Trump is asking about Obama’s college records.  Obama has not released his records from the three colleges he attended.  Trump wants to know how an average or below average student from Occidental College got into Columbia and then went onto Harvard Law School.   Remember, we did know George Bush’s college grades and his SAT score.  Those were used to tell us repeatedly that he was an idiot, a dunce, an incurious frat boy fool who never saw the inside of a library.  It was important to know those things.  The MSM wanted the information then.  Now, no one knows about Obama.  The right fringe does talk about rumors of radicals who helped Obama get into Harvard.  He hasn’t ever confirmed if there were scholarships or grants.  He has spoken of college loans that were hard to repay (until he became a millionaire).  The MSM press likes to tell us how smart Obama is.  If we were to find out that Obama had the skids greased by affirmative action or cronies in high places, would that reflect on his brilliance?  If he didn’t take advantage of programs for minorities, he would have been an idiot.  Remember how this was such an issue with Clarence Thomas.  He took advantage of the programs and he paid a price with the liberals.

This isn’t the issue that is most important to our time, but it does make me wonder what Obama doesn’t want us to know.  It won’t make one bit of difference with my kids’ futures, but it still sits out there as a question.  The MSM press was so intent on Obama being President.  They did not put him through the ringer and did not properly vet him.  Now he is running for President again.  Will it be done this time?  I won’t hold my breath.

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Obama’s Birth Certificate

Posted by madjillmom on April 28, 2011

President Obama released his long form birth certificate yesterday.  He said he was doing it because there are so many important things to do and the birth certificate situation is a terrible distraction.  Luckily, he is a grownup and he won’t be distracted from the important stuff that has to be done.  He then left the White House and flew to Chicago to be on Oprah and then onto NYC for three fundraisers.  Thank goodness he is concentrating on the important stuff.

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Obama’s Central Planning Committee

Posted by madjillmom on April 28, 2011

Pres. Obama and his administration are busy taking care of business.  The Central Planning Committee is indeed very, very busy.

  • The National Labor Relations Board (with two recess Obama appointees) is telling Boeing they cannot have a plant in a right to work state in the south.  The NLRB is doing the union’s bidding and stopping thousands of jobs from being created.  Are these some of the jobs that Obama wakes up thinking about every day?  Every major manufacturer should be screaming about this.
  •  Sec. of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is trying to get a drug company CEO fired or this drug company cannot do business with Medicare and Medicaid.  This is after the drug company was fined millions and paid the fine.  The  arbitrary Obama Central Planning Committee said the CEO has to go.
  •  The Obama Central Planning Committee is considering making all government contractors disclose any independent political expenditures or contributions.  All government contractors should be loyal to the Central Planning Committee.  So what if the Supreme Court shot down the Citizens United case, the Central Planning Committee is stronger than the Supreme Court.
  •  The Central Planning Committee is trying to get a new passport application instituted.  Is this an effort to allow illegal aliens to be eligible for a passport?  Only the State Department and the Central Planning Committee knows, but isn’t telling.
  • The Central Planning Committee through the EPA has denied Shell air permits so Shell will abandon plans to drill near the Arctic circle.  They had already spent millions but the Central Planning Committee shut them down. The Central Planning Committee isn’t interested in lowering the price of gas and jobs.

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Obama Acknowledge Massive Inflation

Posted by madjillmom on April 21, 2011

Pres. Obama evidently has different numbers than the government Consumer Price Index.  The CPI shows very little inflation, mostly because food and fuel are not included in the silly calculation.   We all know that inflation is going up and up and evidently so does our President.  He has the answer – more money.

Since declaring his re-election campaign a few weeks ago, Obama has been hard on the campaign trail.  The campaign is already in overdrive to raise 1 billion in donations.  Remember just a few years back, when Obama blanketed the airwaves and funded his amazing campaign on a mere 700 million (a record at the time).  He was able to fight a primary against Hillary and Edwards, turn downed matching funds, and win with buckets of money from unions and foreign sources and the youth of America.  Now, people in the know feel it will take 1 billion to run for president.  And that is with no primary opponent. So my thought is that he is acknowledging a huge amount of inflation seen by us all but not recognized or acknowledged by the government magic formula.

I am also convinced that there are lots of people who would like to challenge Obama in the primary.  But they know there is no way to withstand the money blitz and the charges of racism for running to oust the first real black President.

Our President will be so very busy trying to snatch up every dollar he can, he really won’t have much time to help the country get out of this giant mess we are in.  At least it will be his last campaign.

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Obama and Taxes

Posted by madjillmom on April 20, 2011

Michael Barone has a great piece on Pres. Obama and the definition of taxes.  Not only did Obama sleep through every history class, he evidently slept through Tax 1 in law school.  Michael Barone is a really smart guy.  Obama… not so much.

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Pres. Obama and $4 Gallon Gas Part 2

Posted by madjillmom on April 20, 2011

Oh what a difference two weeks makes.   Remember when Pres. Obama told a goaded questioner that he would have to give up his SUV that gets 8 miles to the gallon and buy a hybrid.  It was an Obama “let them eat cake” moment.  That didn’t play well with the average guy, including the guy he was talking to who had 10 children.  Flash forward to today and a much hyped Facebook Town Hall.  Another Obama who looks a who lot like our President said he knows how high gas prices are hurting people.  He now knows that the people aren’t being wasteful driving SUVs that get 8 miles to the gallon.  This Obama even seems to know that not all people can buy a new hybrid car.  This Obama feels our pain.  Yada, yada, yada, wind, solar, alternate renewable energy is the only way out of our pain. Perhaps the unwashed masses  can afford wind powered and solar-powered SUVs because this new Obama doesn’t have any answers to the coming $5 gallon gas.  He was for it before he was against it.

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Obama Loves Texas

Posted by madjillmom on April 20, 2011

A Dallas reporter interviewed Pres. Obama and the result was a visibly aggravated President. The President doesn’t often face real hard questions and his thin skin shows when he does.  The President did say that he loves Texas and is not writing it off for 2012.

I believe his plan for Texas and all the border states is to divide the populace by race.  He will be highlighting a theme of comprehensive immigration reform to the Hispanics.  Never mind that he didn’t pass anything when he had control of the House, Senate, and Presidency.

Obama has never sat in the waiting room chairs at the local clinic listening to the receptionist try to converse with the Spanish-speaking mother with sick children and a Medicaid card.  He hasn’t watched that same mother drive off in a newer and nicer car than I have later on.  Same with the line in the grocery store and a LoneStar foodstamp card.  How about if he was having day surgery in a nearby hospital and he was instructed to write a check to the hospital for his portion while all around him were Spanish-speaking families paying nothing for their kids’ ear tubes.  Does he carry uninsured motorists insurance on his vehicles because so many people living here and having driver’s licenses do not carry insurance on their cars no matter the laws of the state?

If Obama chooses to make immigration reform a big issue in a state like Texas, he may awaken simmering resentment among the actual citizens of this state.

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Pres. Obama says Republicans are Evil

Posted by madjillmom on April 20, 2011

Pres. Obama is using the bridge disaster in Minnesota to explain that Republicans are evil.  I am sure that we want bridges to fall down, particularly after we herd lots of women, children, and old people onto the bridge and demand they all jump up and down.

That particular disaster had nothing to do with improper maintenance, but rather an improper design.

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