The principal reason for the poor employment numbers continues to be the non-existent fiscal policy of the Obama Administration which persists in touting the ineffective stimulus package and making up numbers about saved jobs.
What is missing is any encouragement for employers to create jobs or rehire former employees. Impending programs like the burdensome health insurance plans and cap and trade, combined with the pending expiration of the Bush tax cuts, have stifled desires for expansion as uncertainty rules. Small businesses, the major economic engine, are discouraged from hiring any new personnel not knowing what the rules are going forward. Then there is the looming card check legislation.
The current floating of the idea of a jobs tax credit is woeful public policy. Businesses need stable long-term policies they can count on not sure term fixes. ##
I, I, and I: President Obama’s favorite pronoun refers to himself on a regular basis. This has been evident for a long time. It really became apparent with his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. One might think he would lose the “I” and adopt the pronoun “We” when he became president, but so far this has not occurred.
Mr. Obama uses the pronoun “I” more than any other president in my lifetime. It is indicative of his attitude about his own importance. It is very unbecoming and will have a more negative effect on his popularity than he can ever imagine. ##
Afghanistan is not Viet Nam. Only 1% of the Afghani population support the Taliban whose fighters appear to be receiving and armaments principally from Iran and sympathetic Pakistanis. They don’t have Russia and China like North Viet Nam and the Viet Cong did. So the only really similarity is the presence of a committed guerrilla force located in a tough terrain.
If the Obama Administration and their allies in Congress leave Afghanistan without commitment to victory and turn the country over to an intolerant, anti-female, anti-homosexual, anti-just-about-everything else group, we will have positive proof that the Democrats cannot be trusted with national security issues and that they will fold on any war.
These Democrats are not your Daddy’s Democrats. FDR would tell them the war is over when we win; not when it gets tiresome.
Joe Biden learned his military strategy expertise doing what exactly? ##