Saturday, January 31, 2009

Democrats and money...

Well it's Saturday and the MSSM is reporting on some "financial" issues that the Democrats have their fingers in:

Daschle and taxes

Defense Department budget

Congress gives itself $93K for "petty cash"

But Barry has the guts to scold Wall Street about bonuses? Looks like there's a disconnect here. This is a man who stood there during the primary and general election campaign and preached "hope" and "change", and scolded Americans about their SUV's and thermostats cranked up to 72 degrees, but he and his fellow Democrats are spending money like it's going out of benefit their "friends" and "special interests" more that helping us out.

If the Democrats are so concerned about the economy then I have a proposal for them. Every citizen that has files a tax form over the last five years, making less than $100K for single filers, $250K for married, that does not owe back taxes is entitled to a "bailout" of $5-$10K. Money could be used to pay off school loans, credit card debt, saving for college - something to "stimulate the economy".

I don't know about you, but I bet I could put that money to better use than the Democrats and their friends could.

Tip to Drudge Report, Gateway Pundit and Doug Ross @ Journal

Friday, January 30, 2009

Hope and change is at it again...

Well, according to Fox News and other websites, President Barry is now telling the Defense Department to slash the FY2010 budget by 11%. He's already delayed/killed missile defense for Eastern Europe, and has been making overtures to Iran and North Korea.

I don't know about you, but he's gonna hurt those in uniform harder than Jimmah Carter did in the 1980's (and for you youngsters, things were really bad back them). Someone needs to sack up (Secretary of Defense Gates???) and get it through to Barry that he's cutting off America's the expense of national security.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Our new POTUS...

Yesterday, the Republicans in the House made a statement - they and 11 Democrats voted against the Stimulus Bill, knowing that it was full of congressional pork and providing no real immediate help to those Americans that have lost their jobs. Yesterday alone, the following big named companies announced revenue losses and /or job cuts:

Starbucks - closing 300 stores worldwide, 6,000 jobs to be eliminated
Boeing - slashing 10,000 jobs across the board
Delta Airlines - $1.4B dollar loss for the fourth quarter
Kodak - 4th quarter loss, 4,500 jobs to be cut

And last night, President Obama decided to hold a cocktail party, with a few of the power brokers in DC. I would have liked to be there since he was serving Vodka martinis and wegyu beef ($100.00 per pound). He also likes to have the temperature in the White House at 77 degrees, while he like to take us to task and wants us to lower our thermostat to 72 degrees.

As a leader in the Navy, one of the first rules of leadership is, "'do as I say, not as I do' get's you in trouble with your Sailors". People are facing economic hardship of the type that has not been seen since the Great Depression , and yet the president is engaging in "do as I say, not as I do" behavior. How many of you had martinis and wegyu beef last night for dinner? I thought so...

I've told my wife that Obama will have 100 days to deliver the goods to his supporters, then his support will start fading away...and the MSM that sold their collective souls to support him will stop reporting poll numbers. "Hope and Change" and "ethics" will go by the wayside soon enough....and we will pay the prices for it.