A Bit Offtopic But…

Came across this youtube video and the data it presents is pretty amazing. The world is changing fast and that change keeps accelerating. It just goes to show how important it is that we elect competent leadership every election. At the rate things change I can’t begin to fathom what the world will be like when my children reach my age!

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Written by admin on April 3, 2009

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$3.6 Trillion Budget Approved

Brietbart reports that the House and Senate have passed $3.6 Trillion budget bills. These bills will have to be reconsiled, but the two bills appear to be very similar. Next  year alone, each of these bills will create $1.2 Trillion of debt.

Nancy Pelosi is quote as saying “we have come here to make a difference.” I suppose a record increase in debt could be considered a differece. Adding taxes on those who create jobs during a floundering economy is another difference. It seems that change for change’s sake trumps change for the betterment of the country with the current leadership. These budgets are a move towards more Government spending, more generational debt, and handcuffing job growth.

On a positive note, chairities can breathe a sigh of relief as the Senate denied the option of cutting tax breaks on donations to charity.

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Written by admin on April 3, 2009

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Trivial Coverage of Obama’s Trip

It’s hard to say if it was design by the Obama team but coverage so-far of the trip to Great Brittan is weak to say the least. Contrary to Bush, who used to schedule events to co-incide with U.S. morning shows, Obama started his day at 5:15AM Eastern. Nearly every event banned news cameras, including his visit with the Queen.

On a side note, at least Obama learned a little from his ill-fated gift to the Prime Minister. He loaded an iPod with a video and photographs from the Queen’s 2007 United States visit. On the good side, at least the Queen can watch the video. On the bad side, the Queen already has an iPod.

At least the G20 protests may give news crews following Obama may have something to do, even if Obama won’t let them cover him.

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Written by admin on April 1, 2009

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Job Losses Turning Ugly in Auto Industry

Job workers brawled in western Michigan today as the auto industry continues in its death throws. Meanwhile, the Obama administration pushed plans to use bankruptcy filings for GM and Chrysler to free the companies of their retiree entitlements. The plan seems to be to see Chrysler sold to Fiat and GM re-formed under additional Government loans. Meanwhile the job losses continue to mount with no end in sight.

Update: Youtube link is dead, but there’s a video from the news station available here.

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Posted under Economy

Written by admin on March 30, 2009

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Republicans to Offer Budget Alternative

The House Republicans gave an outline of proposals for an alternative budget plan today. Specifics on how much the budget would cost and what affect it would have on the deficit are due to be released next week. Among the proposals are spending cuts on everything except defense and lowering the top tax rate from 36% to 25%. A tax cut of that magnitude would free up money used by those in a position to hire workers and would likely be a huge shot in the arm to the economy.

Senate Republicans will be introducing a series of amendments to the budget next week in an attempt to cut spending from the budget. House Democrats are able to restrict the number of amendments that can be offered, so House Republicans are opting to present their complete budget alternative when it is finished.

The big question at this point is if the Democrats will be willing to listen to alternatives or if they will continue to press their agendas forward in a unilateral fashion.

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Posted under Economy

Written by admin on March 26, 2009

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