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A Middle Class Martha’s Vineyard Vacay!

Posted by madjillmom on August 12, 2013

So, Obama spent a few days on the campaign  spend taxpayer money trail telling us the Middle Class is his number one priority. He tells us over and over again that it is the last thing he thinks about going to sleep and the first thing he thinks about when he wakes up – Rebuilding the Middle Class, Growing the Middle Class, etc…  Or if you remember that line is used with all great needs, our security, or privacy, or poor employment numbers, Trayvon Martin, racism, asteroids that might hit the earth, etc.

So now, Obama has “speeched”, his version of action, and now it is time to vacation like the Middle Class. You know, he might just come to where I am “vacationing” right now, Lawton, OK. He might climb Mount Scott, or tour the Indian Museums, or spend the day splashing in Medicine Park. You know, act Middle Class. Not exactly. He and the family are back in Martha’s Vineyard staying the vacation home of a hedge fund manager. (Remember, last year when he was running, he didn’t go to Martha’s Vineyard because Romney was rich and he didn’t want to appear as a 1% kind of guy.

He loves the trappings of wealth, but just doesn’t understand how it comes to be.

 

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Obama and the Pipeline

Posted by madjillmom on July 31, 2013

I have been out-of-pocket and really busy these last few weeks but I had to post something on Obama’s comments about the Keystone Pipeline. Yesterday, Obama derided the 50 permanent jobs the pipeline would create. As Steven Hayes said last night on Special Report, that is 50 more than Solyndra made. Obama said the pipeline wasn’t a jobs program because it will only result in 50 permanent jobs. A pipeline will employ thousands during the build out, but will eventually only provide employment for 50. Obama wants a “jobs program” from the government, and ignores the issue that the pipeline is not a government program, but rather an actual business that won’t cost the government money. In Obama’s warped view of things, only a government program is the answer to high unemployment. Only government spending and stimulus can create jobs.

Also today, economic growth numbers have come out again in the anemic range. They even lowered the growth numbers of the first quarter again. Without the oil industry growth, these GNP numbers would be even bleaker. Obama seems not to understand the government jobs suck life out of the economy, while companies and corporations create jobs that benefit the economy. His answer is always more spending or investment.

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Richer than California

Posted by madjillmom on April 1, 2013

I take some kind of pleasure that I am richer than the entire state of California. I’m pretty sure I am richer than Illinois and California put together.

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Obama, Global Warming, and the National Debt

Posted by madjillmom on March 16, 2013

Strange. Pres. Obama sees and feels great urgency about the threat of global warming or climate change. He does not see or feel any great urgency to do anything about the national debt, growing as we speak to 17 trillion. He is even cool with it growing a whole lot more.

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Sequestration and the Republican Fight

Posted by madjillmom on February 28, 2013

Yes, Sequestration is coming. Obama wants it to hurt bad. Here is how the Republicans, conservative bloggers, and Fox News can fight the scary narrative being framed by PresBO and the Dems. When the inevitable “lay-offs” and furloughs happen, when the unemployment numbers go up, be ready with real numbers. Each congressman or Senator can take an agency and study the actual numbers. When the Dems announce lay-offs at the FBI, tell the country what they aren’t cutting at the FBI, expensive seminars, limo service, out-of-town conferences, corporate jet rides instead of coach commercial flights. Point out that the budgets for the FBI is X% higher this year than last. Point out how some agency spent lots of money buying Chevy Volts and putting in charging stations instead of finding bank robbers. Just be ready.

The Obama administration has already overstated the scary stuff and let illegal aliens out of detention centers. Arne Duncan has told us that teachers are getting pink slips when that has proven to be a local problem and has nothing to do with Sequester. We will hear about how cancer research will come to a halt. All the cuts are in the rate of growth, so there should not be any real pain outside of the military. Remember, government has grown by 40 in ten years. We will spend more this year than last.

Remember, the military has already been cut. The only actual cuts PresBO has made is to the military. We are still conducting a war. Our son is about to deploy and they cannot take their working stuff. They will be met with broken and old stuff left behind by the last group. The military is 20% of the cost of government and will take 50% of the sequestration. This will leave my son and his brigade without stuff they need in Afghanistan.

 

 

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Obama and Sequestration

Posted by madjillmom on February 26, 2013

Obama wants it to hurt. If it doesn’t hurt, you might realize that smaller government isn’t a bad thing. He wants these tiny cuts to come out of the hide of the Republicans. He wants us to eat bad meat, stand in TSA lines, fight our own fires, etc. The less than 2% cuts are going to feel really bad. Libraries will be shut down, parks will be closed, employees will be furloughed. Yet, the US government will spend more this year than last, so there are no real cuts.

The analogy is the 2% cut all working people took at the beginning of this year. All workers saw their paychecks cut by the 2% that goes into Social Security. So now, all our families are dealing with this cut. You could cut out a few of the movies you go to each month. You could not eat out as much. You could use coupons, cancel HBO/Showtime, color your own hair, or mow your own grass. Or you could stop paying your mortgage, house insurance, electricity, and property taxes. This is the way Obama is going about it. The increase in the price of gas is also a great cut to the budgets of every family.

The MSM will let Obama make this ugly. The only group really hurt by sequester will be the military. The military budget has already been cut by 500 billion.

Someone cut Agency Conferences in Las Vegas. Someone cut idiotic Diversity programs and seminars. Someone cut Obamaphones. Someone cut subsidies to electric car battery companies in Belgium. Someone cut the pay of congress, and the entire overpopulated executive branch. Someone might stop hiring people that work in government.

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Michele Unchained – Meat Inspectors Furloughed

Posted by madjillmom on February 25, 2013

As I have predicted, the First Lady is no longer in the “I’m just like you. I shop at Target. Vote for Barack.” box. She is unchained. She has used government money to go to the Oscars. She probably got a very nice dress from a very good designer to give out the Best Picture Oscar. Yes, she is just like us. Well, maybe not just like us.

No, she isn’t. I didn’t watch the Oscars. I haven’t seen any of the movies they nominated. I do not know most of the names of the actors. I watched Duck Dynasty last night. When I saw the clips this morning of the surprise visit of Michele to the Mecca of leftist money, my first thought was the cost.  I guess a few more meat inspectors will be furloughed and a few more children will lose their government babysitters. Sequestration evidently won’t affect this fun-loving,, high-flying (on our dime) First Lady.

The second thought that shot through my mind was did the administration trade this for not even mentioning Hollywood in the gun violence debate.

Update: She didn’t fly to Hollywood. She evidently did video clips for all the nominees during an inaugural ball with military props in the background. And by props, I mean people in the military. So I guess the soon to be sequestered meat inspectors are a bit safer.

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Tiger Woods and Sequestration

Posted by madjillmom on February 18, 2013

Sequestration is looming. PresBO is holding high level meetings with his good friend, Tiger Woods. They discussed the ramifications of the cuts to the military on the back nine. By the 19th hole, they had decided that taxing the rich is the only way out of this problem. Problem solved. Great work. 

Next week, PresBO will have a pick-up game with Michael Jordan while they solve the problem of illegal immigration. 

If PresBO takes up soccer, I think his game with David Beckham will probably fix the deficit. 

Thank goodness this President is so able to multi-task  Remember when George Bush had to give up golf because the press didn’t like him playing while troops were dying in war.  No problem with Obama playing golf while caskets come home. 

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Obama’s Addicted “Recovery”

Posted by madjillmom on February 13, 2013

This current “Obama Recovery” is the weakest recovery after a recession since World War II. If this were a real recovery, we would not be bumping along the bottom with a few indicators up and some down. We would be zooming. Radical Dems and Obama believe that the way to grow the economy is to grow government. His “huge recovery” (as Michele put it during the campaign) is totally dependent on a fix of government spending, investing, and ongoing stimulus. Without that fix, Obama’s fabulous recovery runs out of steam.  His recovery is an addicted recovery.

With the government spending more all the time (cuts are not actual cuts, they are cuts in the rate of growth), the people see little benefit from all the investment/spending that Obama wants. With our debt constantly growing, people feel scared and do not spend. This is what is going on in our household. I look at the government under Obama as a broken, addicted to debt and more taxes, with no good outcome in the future. l

Quit whining and starve the BEAST!!!

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Obama’s Anemic Recovery

Posted by madjillmom on February 5, 2013

The much praised and promised recovery is so poor that we cannot cut any programs, we can only raise taxes. This is the new Democrat meme. Cutting nearly any government program will cause the anemic recovery to get even worse. Where is the recovery that Obama promised? This anemic Obama recovery is only able to survive by growing government, it mainlines government spending and borrowing or it dies. Growing government is not growing the economy.

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