I was not going to dignify this debate with a post….but many friends and relatives have been asking me what I thought of it…..so instead to repeating myself I did this post from the notes I had made…..(BTW one of my acquaintances is a TPer)……
CNN/Tea Party Express held a get together to discuss the issues of the day and how they would approach solutions to those problems….the usual suspects were there….Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, Paul, Huntsman, Newt and Cain…all were in attendence…..
First, it was a pile on of Perry since he is the so-called frontrunner…he and Romney dueled awhile, Huntsman dueled with the two of them, Bachmann just looked like a hater….Paul is just old….Santorum…well he is Santorum…..Newt a snooze and then there was Cain….what can I say about Cain? NO really what can I say about Cain?
The night was full of the evils of Social Security……the demon Obamacare……regulations and the ever present Tax cuts…..the only good thing was that Romney looked presidential and Perry had nothing but tag lines that could be quoted by the mindless…..and since the audience was an indication of the Tea Party…it showeed that these people have NO idea what reality is….and are only capable of applauding shit that makes NO sense to a rational person…..
And then there is CNN…….in their desperate attempt to find viewers they allowed the Tea Party to use them for a circus of garbage….they should be ashamed of their performance and Wolf Blitzer needs to take a couple of Valium and go away……if this was their attempt at relevancy…..THEY FAILED!
Now, Americans want a loser and a winner…..the winner…(may I have a drum roll please)……..was anyone who watched “Spongepants Squareboobs” or Law and Order (it is on continuously for 24 hrs a day)…….the big loser was…….(another drum roll)…….the rational American voter!
All the prayer have been said and tears shed….and now it is time to return to the problems that are the reality…….a new week….a new jobs speech…..much like the one for the joint session…..
After the original Obama speech I said it was a good speech but that was all the further I would go…..and I said that his proposals were anemic and a waste of time for it would create few, if any jobs,,,,,,,in case you missed my analysis it can be read here…..http://wp.me/pclTd-5b9
So he makes it again….and again it is anemic and a waste of time…….let me explain why I say this….
1 The payroll tax cuts are going to cost more than anything else in the plan, but they will do very little to create jobs.
#2 Obama’s plan to extend unemployment assistance is going to cost about $49 billion but it is not going to do much to create any jobs.
#3 Obama is proposing $50 billion in “immediate” infrastructure spending and $10 billion for a new infrastructure bank that will be dedicated to raising private capital to finance infrastructure projects around the country.
#4 According to the fact sheet on the jobs plan released by the Obama administration, direct financial aid to state governments will prevent up to 280,000 teacher layoffs, and it will also help states retain more police and firefighters.
#5 There are a bunch of other minor things in Obama’s proposal such as “modernizing” public schools and helping more Americans refinance their mortgages, but it is not entirely clear how those things will help create a lot more jobs.
#6 The Obama jobs plan does next to nothing to prevent jobs from being shipped out of the country.
#7 The Obama jobs plan does nothing about the unfair trade practices that are absolutely killing America on the global economic stage.
#8 The Obama jobs plan does nothing about the gigantic mountains of ridiculous regulations that are absolutely killing small business in this country.
#9 The Obama jobs plan does nothing about the negative effects of Obamacare. Obamacare is going to absolutely slaughter U.S. businesses. Look, when most other nations do not burden their businesses with providing health care and we force our businesses to comply with the nightmare that Obamacare represents, who do you think has the advantage?
#10 The Obama jobs plan makes our national debt worse. Yes, Obama insists that his plan will be “100%” paid for, but he has not told us how it will be paid for.
(Once again I thank Michael Synder for all his research and his list….makes life easier for people like me)
Once again you heard about all the jobs…..we heard that it would be paid for……and once again it is an anemic attempt to placate the voices of the unemployed……this sounds good but it will do little to help put our people back to work.