Daily Archives: July 23, 2009

Who Said…

The Washington Examiner mines more of this guy’s book and find an anti (people) family bias:

Radical changes in family structure and relationships are inevitable, whether population control is instituted or not. Inaction, attended by a steady deterioration in living conditions for the poor majority, will bring changes everywhere that no one could consider beneficial. Thus, it is beside the point to object to population-control measures simply on the grounds that they might change the social structure or family relationships.

Holdren, with a blithe “of course,” encourages government to wage an effective war on the family in America. It begins with the abolition of “pronatalist” policies and continues with their complete reversal:

As United States taxpayers know, income tax laws have long implicitly encouraged marriage and childbearing…Such a pronatalist bias of course is no longer appropriate. In countries that are affluent enough for the majority of citizens to pay taxes, tax laws could be adjusted to favor (instead of penalize) single
people, working wives, and small families. Other tax measures might also include high marriage fees, taxes on luxury baby goods and toys, and removal of family allowances where they exist. Other possibilities include the limitation of maternal or educational benefits to two children per family.

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Is Oregon’s Real Unemployment Rate Nearly 19%? Probably.

From Washington Examiner (here), looking at the unemployment stats:

Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes six “measures of labor underutilization” (i.e. unemployment). The official unemployment rate used by politicians and the media, referred to as U3, measures the percent of the civilian labor force that is out of work. http://data.bls.gov/cgibin/print.pl/lau/stalt.htm

For example, Michigan, which has the highest U3 figure in the nation (11 percent), has an eye-popping 19.2 percent U-6 unemployment rate. Nine other states’ U6 figures are also above 15 percent, according to BLS:
Oregon: 18.4%
California: 17.7%
Rhode Island: 17.1%
South Carolina: 16.8%
Tennessee: 15.7%
Florida: 15.6 %
Arizona: 15.5%
Nevada: 15.2%
Ohio: 15.1%

Shadow Government Statistics (shadowstats.com)puts the nation’s true unemployment rate even higher – close to 20 percent – which is well above the U6 and into Great Depression territory, when nearly one out of five workers found themselves unemployed.

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Who Said…

The Washington Examiner mines more of this guy’s book and find an anti (people) family bias:

Radical changes in family structure and relationships are inevitable, whether population control is instituted or not. Inaction, attended by a steady deterioration in living conditions for the poor majority, will bring changes everywhere that no one could consider beneficial. Thus, it is beside the point to object to population-control measures simply on the grounds that they might change the social structure or family relationships.

Holdren, with a blithe “of course,” encourages government to wage an effective war on the family in America. It begins with the abolition of “pronatalist” policies and continues with their complete reversal:

As United States taxpayers know, income tax laws have long implicitly encouraged marriage and childbearing…Such a pronatalist bias of course is no longer appropriate. In countries that are affluent enough for the majority of citizens to pay taxes, tax laws could be adjusted to favor (instead of penalize) single
people, working wives, and small families. Other tax measures might also include high marriage fees, taxes on luxury baby goods and toys, and removal of family allowances where they exist. Other possibilities include the limitation of maternal or educational benefits to two children per family.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Is Oregon’s Real Unemployment Rate Nearly 19%? Probably.

From Washington Examiner (here), looking at the unemployment stats:

Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes six “measures of labor underutilization” (i.e. unemployment). The official unemployment rate used by politicians and the media, referred to as U3, measures the percent of the civilian labor force that is out of work. http://data.bls.gov/cgibin/print.pl/lau/stalt.htm

For example, Michigan, which has the highest U3 figure in the nation (11 percent), has an eye-popping 19.2 percent U-6 unemployment rate. Nine other states’ U6 figures are also above 15 percent, according to BLS:
Oregon: 18.4%
California: 17.7%
Rhode Island: 17.1%
South Carolina: 16.8%
Tennessee: 15.7%
Florida: 15.6 %
Arizona: 15.5%
Nevada: 15.2%
Ohio: 15.1%

Shadow Government Statistics (shadowstats.com)puts the nation’s true unemployment rate even higher – close to 20 percent – which is well above the U6 and into Great Depression territory, when nearly one out of five workers found themselves unemployed.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

A 5th Listener Asks a Great Question…

If the President wants all of our medical information shared with everyone in government–our dearest, deepest, most private information–then, shouldn’t we know:


  • Who paid for Obama’s college?


  • In what type of passport he used to travel to Pakistan?


  • If he was a foreign exchange student.


  • Where his long form birth certificate is and why hasn’t it been released?

Seems reasonable to me.

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