Daily Archives: July 15, 2011

Victoria,

 
Current lead story from CNBC headining words of John F Kennedy, “One Democrat’s Advice: Raising Taxes Doesn’t Add Revenue”
 

 
“But that may be too simplistic. Many years ago, a popular president was asked how to cut spending without over-burdening wealth producers and throwing Grandma out into the street.
 
His advice:
 
“Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other,” this Democrat said. “It is increasingly clear that…an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits.”
 
He went on.
 
“In short,” he said, “it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.”
 
And that’s exactly what John F. Kennedy did.
 
 
 
The 35th president of the United States, who delivered those remarks at a Dec. 14, 1962, speech to the Economic Club of New York, made good on his pledge.”
 

LIVE FEED Pres News Conference 8am AKA: Petulant President Peter Pan’s Propaganda Conference

The President’s news conferences are markedly more numerous now that he has been told that the economy is so bad he might not get re-elected. He wants to set up the meme that this economic depression is all the Republicans’ fault. I’m sorry, but will that dog even hunt? The Democrats took over the house in 2006 and have been spending a blue streak ever since! The Obama administration has spent more in two and half years than spent between President Washington through GW Bush!

When we needed jobs and a shoring up of the economy, he set up an entirely new welfare/health plan (disemboweling Medicare by half a TRILLION DOLLARS) and torpedoed it through against our wishes. Now he says he wants cooperation? Now he says the Republicans are hurting Medicare? Is he HIGH? Wait, don’t answer that.

He stormed out of a meeting with GOP leaders earlier this week when they wouldn’t capitulate on higher taxes to pay for his 35% increase in government spending over the last two and a half years.

Then in a previous news conference he said this whopper:

“I think, depending on how you phrase the question, if you said to the American people, ‘Is it a good idea for the United States not to pay its bills and potentially create another recession, they could throw millions of more people out of work,’ I feel pretty confident I can get a majority on my side on that one. And that’s the fact!”

Then he threatened MaMaw’s social security check in an interview on CBS.

He’s desperate.

Hold firm Republicans. No new taxes. As the Tea Party has told these Democrats (and you too, for that matter): NO NEW SPENDING! WE’RE TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!

We told you to stop spending more than two years ago. We told you what would happen. Now that it has, don’t look to us for more money for your European welfare state! Cut, cut, cut!

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

CONFIRMED: The Cult of Light Rail is a Religion

Don’t believe in God? Believe in Transit Cult
It’s confirmed: TriMet, nee THE PORTLAND LIGHT RAIL COMPANY, is officially a religious cult. They admitted it in a meeting yesterday. 

 

Let’s go the tote board:
$205 million dollars a mile for a bridge we don’t need for everything but cars, $250 million dollars a mile for the Milwaukie light rail extension the public doesn’t want, cutting back on buses, paying $1.18 for every dollar it pays out in salary, agreeing on a retirement age of 58, and unable to pay its cleaning crews (see post here).
THE PORTLAND LIGHT RAIL COMPANY is running out of public good will and money. But they believe they’ve got some god or another on their side. 
At a meeting of URAC a member of the board was asked why they were building the MLR bridge when Clackamas county may not pay their share, the feds haven’t committed and there is still a $68 million gap with those assumptions.

 
She said, 
“like a lot things done in Portland we’re moving forward on faith.”
For years the light rail acolytes were called members of the light rail mafia. No more. It’s official: it’s a cult.  

 

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

Quotable: TriMet’s Germy Buses and Trains "Good for You"

TriMet or what should be called THE PORTLAND LIGHT RAIL COMPANY (unless you come up with a better name for it), can’t afford to pay a full time cleaning crew. And here’s why: they’re overspending on light rail lines and retirement benefits. See the deets below.
A team of microbiologists checked things for cleanliness (see story below). Fabric covered bus seats were the worst. Eighty colonies of cooties were found there. As one bus driver told KGW they get covered in urine, feces and vomit and they can’t be cleaned well.
However there’s a BRIGHT SIDE to this! The LIGHT RAIL COMPANY says they’re actually doing you a FAVOR by not cleaning!

 Mary Fetsch told KPAM news yesterday (helpfully transcribed by Assistant producer Nick),

“[Riders] are actually feeling better when they ride transit more often because they get exposed to more, you know, bacteria and different things they said, ‘I have fewer colds when I ride transit because I’ve just been exposed to more and my body’s, you know, immune system is stronger.’ So you know, it’s really interesting, being part of, you know, out in the community, umm, you know, you’re gonna come across these kinds of, uhh, you know, more bacteria and different things, but also, it’s helpful to the body as well.” 

Someone really came up to her and said thanks for the cooties? Really?

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And why can’t TriMet, er, THE PORTLAND LIGHT RAIL COMPANY, pay a cleaning crew? Perhaps this will give you some idea:

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

Victoria,

 
Current lead story from CNBC headining words of John F Kennedy, “One Democrat’s Advice: Raising Taxes Doesn’t Add Revenue”
 

 
“But that may be too simplistic. Many years ago, a popular president was asked how to cut spending without over-burdening wealth producers and throwing Grandma out into the street.
 
His advice:
 
“Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other,” this Democrat said. “It is increasingly clear that…an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits.”
 
He went on.
 
“In short,” he said, “it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.”
 
And that’s exactly what John F. Kennedy did.
 
 
 
The 35th president of the United States, who delivered those remarks at a Dec. 14, 1962, speech to the Economic Club of New York, made good on his pledge.”
 

LIVE FEED Pres News Conference 8am AKA: Petulant President Peter Pan’s Propaganda Conference

The President’s news conferences are markedly more numerous now that he has been told that the economy is so bad he might not get re-elected. He wants to set up the meme that this economic depression is all the Republicans’ fault. I’m sorry, but will that dog even hunt? The Democrats took over the house in 2006 and have been spending a blue streak ever since! The Obama administration has spent more in two and half years than spent between President Washington through GW Bush!

When we needed jobs and a shoring up of the economy, he set up an entirely new welfare/health plan (disemboweling Medicare by half a TRILLION DOLLARS) and torpedoed it through against our wishes. Now he says he wants cooperation? Now he says the Republicans are hurting Medicare? Is he HIGH? Wait, don’t answer that.

He stormed out of a meeting with GOP leaders earlier this week when they wouldn’t capitulate on higher taxes to pay for his 35% increase in government spending over the last two and a half years.

Then in a previous news conference he said this whopper:

“I think, depending on how you phrase the question, if you said to the American people, ‘Is it a good idea for the United States not to pay its bills and potentially create another recession, they could throw millions of more people out of work,’ I feel pretty confident I can get a majority on my side on that one. And that’s the fact!”

Then he threatened MaMaw’s social security check in an interview on CBS.

He’s desperate.

Hold firm Republicans. No new taxes. As the Tea Party has told these Democrats (and you too, for that matter): NO NEW SPENDING! WE’RE TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!

We told you to stop spending more than two years ago. We told you what would happen. Now that it has, don’t look to us for more money for your European welfare state! Cut, cut, cut!

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

CONFIRMED: The Cult of Light Rail is a Religion

Don’t believe in God? Believe in Transit Cult
It’s confirmed: TriMet, nee THE PORTLAND LIGHT RAIL COMPANY, is officially a religious cult. They admitted it in a meeting yesterday. 

 

Let’s go the tote board:
$205 million dollars a mile for a bridge we don’t need for everything but cars, $250 million dollars a mile for the Milwaukie light rail extension the public doesn’t want, cutting back on buses, paying $1.18 for every dollar it pays out in salary, agreeing on a retirement age of 58, and unable to pay its cleaning crews (see post here).
THE PORTLAND LIGHT RAIL COMPANY is running out of public good will and money. But they believe they’ve got some god or another on their side. 
At a meeting of URAC a member of the board was asked why they were building the MLR bridge when Clackamas county may not pay their share, the feds haven’t committed and there is still a $68 million gap with those assumptions.

 
She said, 
“like a lot things done in Portland we’re moving forward on faith.”
For years the light rail acolytes were called members of the light rail mafia. No more. It’s official: it’s a cult.  

 

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

Quotable: TriMet’s Germy Buses and Trains "Good for You"

TriMet or what should be called THE PORTLAND LIGHT RAIL COMPANY (unless you come up with a better name for it), can’t afford to pay a full time cleaning crew. And here’s why: they’re overspending on light rail lines and retirement benefits. See the deets below.
A team of microbiologists checked things for cleanliness (see story below). Fabric covered bus seats were the worst. Eighty colonies of cooties were found there. As one bus driver told KGW they get covered in urine, feces and vomit and they can’t be cleaned well.
However there’s a BRIGHT SIDE to this! The LIGHT RAIL COMPANY says they’re actually doing you a FAVOR by not cleaning!

 Mary Fetsch told KPAM news yesterday (helpfully transcribed by Assistant producer Nick),

“[Riders] are actually feeling better when they ride transit more often because they get exposed to more, you know, bacteria and different things they said, ‘I have fewer colds when I ride transit because I’ve just been exposed to more and my body’s, you know, immune system is stronger.’ So you know, it’s really interesting, being part of, you know, out in the community, umm, you know, you’re gonna come across these kinds of, uhh, you know, more bacteria and different things, but also, it’s helpful to the body as well.” 

Someone really came up to her and said thanks for the cooties? Really?

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And why can’t TriMet, er, THE PORTLAND LIGHT RAIL COMPANY, pay a cleaning crew? Perhaps this will give you some idea:

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