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Moveon.org Asks, "Have You Ever Been In Her Shoes?"

Far left Moveon.org asks, “Have you ever been in her shoes? Watch:”

I’m not a huge fan of Mitt Romney, so this is not in support of or an endorsement, but yes, as a matter of fact I have been in her shoes. After 20 years at a Chrysler dealer and at age 61, I found myself unemployed in an area with 15% unemployment when the White House helped compile of a list of 789 Chrysler dealers to have their franchises yanked, including some very profitable ones.

Should I feel pleased this young lady feels so good about saving her butt on the backs of taxpayers while hundreds of thousands of the rest of us were thrown out of work?

Maybe she needs to look at the real world.

Unemployment was 7.8% when Obama assumed office. Within a few months it exceeded 10% and only in the last couple of months dropped slightly below 9%.

Our National Debt has increased by over $5 Trillion (that’s $5,000,000,000,000) in just the 3 years Obama has been in office, currently sitting now at about $15,451,060,345,845 and change and increasing as you read. Each citizen shares $49,474.64 of the debt.

America had an AAA credit rating and now, we have been downgraded to an AA credit rating.

We see unrest in the streets rivaling that of the 1960’s with loosely labeled “Occupiers” marching, chanting and taking over empty homes, seizing public property and demanding more debt so they can have “free” stuff given to them.

The price of a gallon of gas was about $1.61 when Obama took office. Today, we see the price of a gallon of gas is exceeding $4.00 a gallon in many areas and climbing. And, not a whimper from those Democrats who were lambasting President Bush over the price of gasoline.

In answer to Moveon.org, I have been in the young ladies shoes. In fact, the whole country has been in and remains in the predicament she says she was in, except maybe for the Obama’s who seem to enjoy frequent multi-million dollar vacations as often as they can.

Of the stimulus bailout she boasts about saving her, Obama’s former auto czar Steven Rattner wrote in his book ‘Overhaul,’ “about $19.4 billion the government put into GM before the 2009 bankruptcy is ‘lost money’.”

He also stated, “Taxpayers will lose about $14 billion on the $82 billion investment to restructure General Motors, Chrysler and Ally Financial” here

Obama’s Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner acknowledged, “the taxpayers will not recoup $1.9 billion of the Chrysler bailout” here

OMG 2012

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Moveon.org Asks, "Have You Ever Been In Her Shoes?"

Far left Moveon.org asks, “Have you ever been in her shoes? Watch:”

I’m not a huge fan of Mitt Romney, so this is not in support of or an endorsement, but yes, as a matter of fact I have been in her shoes. After 20 years at a Chrysler dealer and at age 61, I found myself unemployed in an area with 15% unemployment when the White House helped compile of a list of 789 Chrysler dealers to have their franchises yanked, including some very profitable ones.

Should I feel pleased this young lady feels so good about saving her butt on the backs of taxpayers while hundreds of thousands of the rest of us were thrown out of work?

Maybe she needs to look at the real world.

Unemployment was 7.8% when Obama assumed office. Within a few months it exceeded 10% and only in the last couple of months dropped slightly below 9%.

Our National Debt has increased by over $5 Trillion (that’s $5,000,000,000,000) in just the 3 years Obama has been in office, currently sitting now at about $15,451,060,345,845 and change and increasing as you read. Each citizen shares $49,474.64 of the debt.

America had an AAA credit rating and now, we have been downgraded to an AA credit rating.

We see unrest in the streets rivaling that of the 1960’s with loosely labeled “Occupiers” marching, chanting and taking over empty homes, seizing public property and demanding more debt so they can have “free” stuff given to them.

The price of a gallon of gas was about $1.61 when Obama took office. Today, we see the price of a gallon of gas is exceeding $4.00 a gallon in many areas and climbing. And, not a whimper from those Democrats who were lambasting President Bush over the price of gasoline.

In answer to Moveon.org, I have been in the young ladies shoes. In fact, the whole country has been in and remains in the predicament she says she was in, except maybe for the Obama’s who seem to enjoy frequent multi-million dollar vacations as often as they can.

Of the stimulus bailout she boasts about saving her, Obama’s former auto czar Steven Rattner wrote in his book ‘Overhaul,’ “about $19.4 billion the government put into GM before the 2009 bankruptcy is ‘lost money’.”

He also stated, “Taxpayers will lose about $14 billion on the $82 billion investment to restructure General Motors, Chrysler and Ally Financial” here

Obama’s Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner acknowledged, “the taxpayers will not recoup $1.9 billion of the Chrysler bailout” here

OMG 2012

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Obamanomics: Unemployment "Worse" Than Great Depression

From CBS news, no less. Even a blind squirrel can find a nut ever once in awhile. Here.
And, as Andy from Beaverton shows us, you can see the numbers here:

2,320,000 less people are employed today than when Obama took office (numbers in millions)

Civilian labor force ....| 153,716|     (1) 
Employment ............| 142,099| (1)
Unemployment ..........| 11,616| (1)
Not in labor force ......| 81,023| (1)



June 2011 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.htm

Civilian labor force ....| 153,693| (1)
Employment ............| 139,779| (1)
Unemployment ..........| 13,914| (1)
Not in labor force ......|
85,620| (1)
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Obamanomics: Unemployment "Worse" Than Great Depression

From CBS news, no less. Even a blind squirrel can find a nut ever once in awhile. Here.
And, as Andy from Beaverton shows us, you can see the numbers here:

2,320,000 less people are employed today than when Obama took office (numbers in millions)

Civilian labor force ....| 153,716|     (1) 
Employment ............| 142,099| (1)
Unemployment ..........| 11,616| (1)
Not in labor force ......| 81,023| (1)



June 2011 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.htm

Civilian labor force ....| 153,693| (1)
Employment ............| 139,779| (1)
Unemployment ..........| 13,914| (1)
Not in labor force ......|
85,620| (1)
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Washington Ecology Dept Joins Enviros in Suing to Stop Coal Depot in Longview. But There’s More!

I don’t have a lot of time to spend on this except to say that it raised my eyebrows a little when I saw this story here that the Washington State Department of Ecology is suing to stop a coal depot in Longview, joining the rest of the far left enviro groups in opposing it. 
Are they mining for coal around Cowlitz County? No. Are they polluting the Columbia with coal in Cowlitz County? No. 
The Dept of Ecology wants to know the environmental impact on WHERE. THE. COAL. IS. GOING. 
And where is this coal, mined in Wyoming and Montana, going?

China.

In the original complaint, the coalition claimed the permit for the facility did not consider the greenhouse gas impacts of burning coal in Asia, the effects of increasing a demand for U.S. coal, and the emissions and environmental impacts associated with transporting the coal.

Nice photo, Lynn Topinka!
This coalition of the usual enviro left includes Earthjustice, the Washington Environmental Council and The Sierra Club , Climate Solutions and Columbia Riverkeeper. They’re going to the Shores Council to appeal the Cowlitz County Commissioner’s decision recently to approve the 416 acrew project “asserting the facility would threaten public health and runs counter to state efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.”  In fact, they want to stop any fuel that would create ANY environmental impact ANYWHERE in the world. 

In their own ‘news’ article here they say they don’t want to see any outsourcing of fossil fuels to any country because it’s, “offshoring carbon.”

“…isn’t it hypocrisy of the highest order for Northwest states to cover themselves in green, campaign to close coal-burning plants in the region and encourage renewable energy use while at the same time enabling companies to ship fossil fuels overseas so that it can be used to pollute the atmosphere on the other side of the world? Where is the line drawn between private enterprise, economic development, the public interest and environmental responsibility?”

Earth Justice thinks it’s their call. Not yours. 

“Cowlitz County Board Chair George Raiter last month welcomed the project and the 70 jobs it’s expected to bring to Longview: “If I were to choose an expansion of jobs in this county, I’d choose all those great high-tech companies. But they’re not here. These people are here and personally I’m happy to see someone come in and develop that site, clean it up and start creating some more jobs for our citizens here.” Cowlitz County has one of the highest unemployment rates in Washington at 11 percent.”

And remember, these guys want the environmental impact of the transporting of the coal to be burned in China  included in the state and local reports:

Coalition member Washington Environmental Council adds, “The coal shipped through this one facility [and used in China] would create more emissions [in China] than the entire city of Seattle [if it were burned there but it’s not] and more than any single facility in the state [if it were burned there but it’s not]. Is this the kind of future we want for our region? [sending coal we won’t burn to other areas that will burn it?] We need to decide – other coal companies are already lining up with their own proposals [to send coal somewhere else to be burned].”

So let me see if I have this straight: We can’t transport coal. We can’t distribute it. We can’t export it. We can’t import it. We can’t burn it. So why mine it? Exactly.
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Washington Ecology Dept Joins Enviros in Suing to Stop Coal Depot in Longview. But There’s More!

I don’t have a lot of time to spend on this except to say that it raised my eyebrows a little when I saw this story here that the Washington State Department of Ecology is suing to stop a coal depot in Longview, joining the rest of the far left enviro groups in opposing it. 
Are they mining for coal around Cowlitz County? No. Are they polluting the Columbia with coal in Cowlitz County? No. 
The Dept of Ecology wants to know the environmental impact on WHERE. THE. COAL. IS. GOING. 
And where is this coal, mined in Wyoming and Montana, going?

China.

In the original complaint, the coalition claimed the permit for the facility did not consider the greenhouse gas impacts of burning coal in Asia, the effects of increasing a demand for U.S. coal, and the emissions and environmental impacts associated with transporting the coal.

Nice photo, Lynn Topinka!
This coalition of the usual enviro left includes Earthjustice, the Washington Environmental Council and The Sierra Club , Climate Solutions and Columbia Riverkeeper. They’re going to the Shores Council to appeal the Cowlitz County Commissioner’s decision recently to approve the 416 acrew project “asserting the facility would threaten public health and runs counter to state efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.”  In fact, they want to stop any fuel that would create ANY environmental impact ANYWHERE in the world. 

In their own ‘news’ article here they say they don’t want to see any outsourcing of fossil fuels to any country because it’s, “offshoring carbon.”

“…isn’t it hypocrisy of the highest order for Northwest states to cover themselves in green, campaign to close coal-burning plants in the region and encourage renewable energy use while at the same time enabling companies to ship fossil fuels overseas so that it can be used to pollute the atmosphere on the other side of the world? Where is the line drawn between private enterprise, economic development, the public interest and environmental responsibility?”

Earth Justice thinks it’s their call. Not yours. 

“Cowlitz County Board Chair George Raiter last month welcomed the project and the 70 jobs it’s expected to bring to Longview: “If I were to choose an expansion of jobs in this county, I’d choose all those great high-tech companies. But they’re not here. These people are here and personally I’m happy to see someone come in and develop that site, clean it up and start creating some more jobs for our citizens here.” Cowlitz County has one of the highest unemployment rates in Washington at 11 percent.”

And remember, these guys want the environmental impact of the transporting of the coal to be burned in China  included in the state and local reports:

Coalition member Washington Environmental Council adds, “The coal shipped through this one facility [and used in China] would create more emissions [in China] than the entire city of Seattle [if it were burned there but it’s not] and more than any single facility in the state [if it were burned there but it’s not]. Is this the kind of future we want for our region? [sending coal we won’t burn to other areas that will burn it?] We need to decide – other coal companies are already lining up with their own proposals [to send coal somewhere else to be burned].”

So let me see if I have this straight: We can’t transport coal. We can’t distribute it. We can’t export it. We can’t import it. We can’t burn it. So why mine it? Exactly.
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Our Kids’ Recession: Oregon Teen Jobless Rate 5th Highest in Nation

From the Portland Biz Journal here.

Teen summer job growth in both May and June combined is 503,000, a 38 percent drop from the same two months last year.

This is another argument against “ObamaCare” and Cap and Tax which would make hiring new workers too expensive for most but out of site for kids with no experience.
This is an argument FOR a training wage. This is an argument FOR reducing Oregon’s high minimum wage to make it easier to hire people.

This is an argument FOR cracking down on illegal aliens who take the jobs requiring the least training that used to go for teens.
Instead of staying home and sitting in front of a gaming screen and getting fat on soon to be illegal fatty food, how about a job for these kids who need to learn some of life’s lessons?
Here’s more bad news:

In mid-June the Employment Policies Institute estimated that the average unemployment rate for teens in Oregon was 33.1 percent as of April — the fifth highest in the country.
“This could end up being the worst teen summer job market in employment records going back to 1948,” said chief executive John Challenger. “With data now suggesting that consumers are pulling back on spending, it is unlikely that a late hiring surge will salvage the dismal summer job situation for the nation’s youngest workers.”

But what will the Obamnunists do? Run up the tab for a “new” “improved” program to pay teens to “volunteer” in some make work job.

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Our Kids’ Recession: Oregon Teen Jobless Rate 5th Highest in Nation

From the Portland Biz Journal here.

Teen summer job growth in both May and June combined is 503,000, a 38 percent drop from the same two months last year.

This is another argument against “ObamaCare” and Cap and Tax which would make hiring new workers too expensive for most but out of site for kids with no experience.
This is an argument FOR a training wage. This is an argument FOR reducing Oregon’s high minimum wage to make it easier to hire people.

This is an argument FOR cracking down on illegal aliens who take the jobs requiring the least training that used to go for teens.
Instead of staying home and sitting in front of a gaming screen and getting fat on soon to be illegal fatty food, how about a job for these kids who need to learn some of life’s lessons?
Here’s more bad news:

In mid-June the Employment Policies Institute estimated that the average unemployment rate for teens in Oregon was 33.1 percent as of April — the fifth highest in the country.
“This could end up being the worst teen summer job market in employment records going back to 1948,” said chief executive John Challenger. “With data now suggesting that consumers are pulling back on spending, it is unlikely that a late hiring surge will salvage the dismal summer job situation for the nation’s youngest workers.”

But what will the Obamnunists do? Run up the tab for a “new” “improved” program to pay teens to “volunteer” in some make work job.

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