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HARTWELL: Obama aborted the recovery

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posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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HARTWELL: Obama aborted the recovery.
Is it True
Do Democrats put politics ahead of American families.

You be the judge about Obama and what he thinks about keeping Americans working.
The Obama administration has declared "Recovery Summer," basically an ad campaign claiming wondrous job-creation results for $1 trillion or soin stimulus funding. Even more impressive, however, are the steps the administration has taken to destroy jobs at the very time it claims to be focused on their creation. And if we consider the sorts of jobs under attack by the administration, it's clear there is method to the mayhem.

Many thousands of existing jobs have been killed, and many thousands more that could be created are instead being aborted. In all instances, the ramifications go beyond the jobs themselves; the administration's actions will have broad consequences for our nation's economy and global standing.

The energy sector illustrates the point. Take nuclear power. We could reduce our dependence on energy produced by unfriendly countries and slash the carbon footprint of our power-production industry if we built 50 or so nuclear power plants. In the process, we could regain our past position as a global leader in the field while creating jobs for engineers, architects, those in construction trades and power-plant operators. This is not happening on President Obama's watch for many reasons, including the cancellation of the Yucca Mountain storage facility for spent nuclear fuel. The administration's Yucca Mountain cancellation was held unlawful earlier this summer by a panel of judges; we'll see whether the Obama regime will let respect for the law stand in the way of its plans.

Now, with the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Mr. Obama has moved smartly and unlawfully to kill thousands of additional jobs. His inaction in the face of an environmental catastrophe has left the economy of the Gulf Coast region reeling. And he has compounded the economic damage by imposing a drilling ban not only considered unnecessary and excessive by a panel of experts asked to review the decision, but also held to be "arbitrary and capricious" by a federal court. Job losses in the South are estimated to be as high as 200,000 or more.

The destructive drilling ban in the Gulf is complemented by similar measures in Alaska with respect to accessible oil and natural gas resources. In March, the administration canceled planned offshore lease sales, and in May, it announced the suspension of proposed exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean. More ominous are the administration's denial of a permit critical to a carefully crafted plan for oil development in the National Petroleum Reserve and what appear to be steps toward permanently blocking oil and gas production in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. These and similar projects could create thousands more jobs while reducing our reliance on foreign oil.

The job-killing actions in Alaska and the Gulf are matched by Mr. Obama's announcement on halting Virginia's offshore oil drilling plans, at a cost of more jobs. Likewise, the administration has failed to enable the exploitation of our vast natural-gas reserves in the continental United States. Nor has the administration taken steps to facilitate the construction of additional oil-refining capacity. Moreover, the administration is implementing environmental regulations that will kill coal-related jobs in West Virginia and elsewhere.

It's as if the president has declared war on energy independence.

The energy sector is hardly the only example. There's Mr. Obama's takeover of the student loan industry and his failure to act on imminent tax increases. Moreover, an administration genuinely interested in economic recovery and job creation would be facilitating entry by the sorts of immigrants we need and want - e.g., scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and professionals sought after by major companies that would create jobs around them. But immigrants of this sort are not a presidential priority.

All of these job-killing actions are complemented by an assault on private investment and entrepreneurial risk-taking through myriad new and higher taxes, more onerous regulations, Obamacare costs and penalties and other measures that are deterring investment by the private enterprises that should drive a recovery. Small businesses will fail; new ones will not replace them. Larger companies are hoarding their cash while looking for opportunities to put it to work in more hospitable places outside the United States.

Shall we connect the dots? All across the economy, money is being sucked out of the private sector and pumped into the public sector. Government and union employees are the new nomenclature, ensconced in more secure and higher-paying but less productive jobs than their counterparts in private business.

The administration's decisions are based on what strengthens Democrats politically, not what works to strengthen the economy.

This article was written by: Ray Hartwell is a Navy veteran and a Washington lawyer.
At the Washington Times.
www.washingtontimes.com...

OMG from MichaelSavage.com as another source.

I have to agree with the last comment. I would like to know, how many of you have been employed because of Obamas Recovery job-creation stimulus funding. Please be honest, I mean really employed.




posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 11:35 AM
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Obama and his ilk of globalist control freaks operate on the same principal as the abusive husband, only the methods are different when manipulating the masses as with a single individual. Here are the similarities though:

Wife beater - Keeps her uninformed, wants her dumb so she won't awaken to the fact she is living in a dysfunctional situation she should get out of.
Obamite globalists - Pander to the poor and uneducated and expand that population to assure a huge voting base. Import more of them via open borders if there aren't enough of them already here.

Wife beater - Doesn't allow woman any control over family finances. Won't allow her to work. He doles to her only enough to buy groceries. This keeps her trapped and dependent.
Obamite globalists - Continue and expand the welfare state to keep the masses dependent and assure there are no societal means to become self-sufficient.

Wife beater - Isolate woman from family & friends to make sure she is cut off from any support system that may help her escape the situation.
Obamite globalists - Discourage any grouping with clubs, organizations or activist groups (i.e., Tea Party, Patriot groups) by labeling people as potential "terrorists", "extremists" and "hate mongers" if they dissent with the Obamite's doctrines.

A star for guohua here who explained the WHAT, I've explained the HOW and the WHY is simply CONTROL. The globalists are control freaks, pure and simple.



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 11:40 AM
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Obama cares not one whit about the people of this nation, nor their economic livlihood. He has repeatedly run roughshod over the constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, and, instead of protecting and defending it, has done everything within his power to destroy it.
It is obvious, when one looks back over the last 18 months or so, that Obama and his party of progressives (read "socialists") hate capitalism, hate entrepreneurs, and generally hate business.
How long will it take to impeach this enemy of the American way of life?
Have I recieved any benefits from Obama's so-called "Recovery?"
I was working before he came into office, and I'll be working when he's gone.
Folks, I've got one question. Had enought?



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 11:44 AM
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WOW, That does make sense, when put in those terms.

Obama and his minions are total control freaks. Obama wants you to be oblige to him and his minions for every thing you have, to include your job, families health and your retirement, he wants to control it all and have you come to him for your bread and butter.

All Hail King Obama


[edit on 11-7-2010 by guohua]

[edit on 11-7-2010 by guohua]



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 02:24 PM
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Bumpedy, Bump, Bump, Bump.

Why do so many people wish to ignore our unemployment problem?

Is it because Obama told them not to ask questions?

Just asking



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by guohua
Bumpedy, Bump, Bump, Bump.

Why do so many people wish to ignore our unemployment problem?

Is it because Obama told them not to ask questions?

Just asking


People have their own lives to worry about and they are truly concerned but cannot do much except to survive and put food on the table in order to feed their families the best way possible.

Also, some jobs are so `old school` (outmoded), such as fishing, crabbing, whaling and any job that doesn't require computer skills.

It so happens to be the right time/good opportunity to do something different, something that people are good at doing, and something that doesn't require one to work hard for the money, etc...

[edit on 2010-7-11 by pikypiky]



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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Hmm maybe I'm confused but I really don't think the unemployment problem is being ignored. In my case I watch Fox News and they talk about it and give statistics on it almost every day. As of yesterday the unemplyment has actually been getting better.



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 02:50 PM
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You know the Old School jobs are still putting food on the table for so many families. (Except the jobs Obama has touched, oil field workers)
Computer skills can be out sourced. Green jobs can be out sourced. Wind turbines can be built in any countries, solar panels also.

But the old school jobs are still working for us, like, wheat farming, cattle ranching and new and used car sales persons.

Just saying.



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by Lupin
reply to post by guohua
 


Hmm maybe I'm confused but I really don't think the unemployment problem is being ignored. In my case I watch Fox News and they talk about it and give statistics on it almost every day. As of yesterday the unemplyment has actually been getting better.


OK, I'll give you that: [In my case I watch Fox News and they talk about it and give statistics on it almost every day.] end of quote.

A lot of talking. but who is creating the jobs that hire Americans and keep our families feed?
I have a hard time believing unemployment is getting better. Where? I know some people that will move for a good job and live in their car until that first big pay check.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not slamming you, I just think all news out lets to include fox news will or have been Ordered to make the Dear Leader look better.

I just don't trust them, Any one else here do?



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 10:58 PM
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You else believes Obama aborted the recovery.

I think he's just a Socialist and he's trying to accomplish his mission of running are America into the sewer.
So, him and his Rev. Wright can feel good about themselves and what they have done to the KKKofA as they would call us.



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 11:05 PM
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Obama is more concerned about making sure the illegal aliens who have evaded the IRS and scrwed us taxpayers over, causing us more social financial disorder, than creating jbs for american citizens* he is protecting the jobs of illegal aliens, and not american citizens??? thats something to think about and quickly.
news other day, obama is going to have buisnesses screend for illegals via an easier social security check. the problem is, social security numbers can be re used and made up . the stor ei work in, has some. fake social security numbers*
so! the point is...anything done easy is bypassing the problem. yuo want something done right, yuo gotta work hard at it* obama is simply making sure any ilelgals here still have jobs, and seeing us american law abaiding citizens are going down. just what it seems like to me



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 11:53 PM
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Bumpedy, Bump, Bump, Bump.

Why do so many people wish to ignore our unemployment problem?

Is it because Obama told them not to ask questions?

Just asking


Maybe people are finally getting sick of the endless baseless Obama bashing.

Obama did his part, now it's up to the small business owner to do theirs, unfortunately many small business owners are also conservative and so are doing everything they can to curtail any real recovery.

The idea that small business owners "can't afford to hire" is stupid and counterproductive. If small business owners actually hired a couple of people a piece, you would see unemployment drop and the economy really start to move again, but they won't, because small business owners often times are conservatives who listen to Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh and people like the OP continuously bash this administration and HARP on the recession and they think there is nothing they can do about it, when in fact it's always been up to them to get this economy moving again.



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 12:51 AM
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small bisness owners? thiers actually one of those left around? where i live, thier aint many at all..places like walmart, CVS, walgreens have put small family businesses out of business, via thier lawyers in court. first,t hey try to 'buy n pay off' the business entrapeneur. that dosnt work, they try n buy the land or building. theyve killed the competition



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 12:55 AM
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Yes there are small business owners left in the world. Yes they aren't as prevalent as before. (I am sure that the Neo Cons will blame Obama for that too, like it's been his fault the entire time.)

But yes there are small business owners, but they don't operate the same companies that they used to.

The point is, if companies hired people, (call it an investment) they would really get this economy turned around.



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 02:14 AM
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small business owners are also conservative and so are doing everything they can to curtail any real recovery
Hogwash!

That is pure delusion. No businessman, small or large, is going to harm himself for an ideology.

You make this statement twice as if it were fact. There are NO facts to back up such specious claims. They belie your unwavering faith in the One, rather than any grasp of reality.

Whether liberal or conservative, small businesspeople are invested entirely in their productive contributions and income-producing abilities. These are being restricted by economic uncertainties that are the direct result of Obama's interventionist policies and the lack of capital for hiring, expansion and re-investment.

There are over $1.5 TRILLION in the US of retained bank and corporate earnings that will not be invested or re-invested in the face of confiscatory government policies and weak or non-existent financing for capital growth. This money will move into economies and investments that are more favorable than the risks present in the US markets.

Just ask the retired school teachers and public safety officers whose constitutionally-guaranteed retirement investments were confiscated by the Obama administration and re-distributed to the UAW.

Just ask the people who supported $787 billion in stimulus funds, half of which were doled out to politically beholden constituencies, and half of which remain to be similarly spent to buy future votes as the election nears. There has been no significant net private job growth from the "stimulus," which has largely gone to support government (union) jobs and to fill union coffers.

When business at large believes there will be future economic improvement, they will be more willing to invest in it.

Only Obama's indoctrinated sheeple could possible believe that his policies will advance the US economy. Government jobs, union jobs and expanded entitlements DO NOT lead to economic growth generally. Rather, they ensure an electorate that is bought and paid for for the foreseeable future.

deny ignorance

jw



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 02:24 AM
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Choice jdub.

You are given a choice and so is WUK.

WUK thinks everyone should be delegated a job as described by him. We all know how that is described, but WUK thinks it is a good idea.

Hell, give WUK the the reigns, he will solve all our problems, right WUK?



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 02:24 AM
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It's not a delusion, it's exactly what is happening. These small business owners have been cowed by FOX News and Neo Con bull crap saying that if they hire people that they will go under. They think that huge tax hikes are just around the corner with no real evidence of said tax hikes.

The only way out of this recession permanently is if small business owners actually grow a pair and stop listening to you Neo Cons and FOX news tell them that the world is going to end tomorrow if they dare to actually hire people.

Edit to add:

Because it has never really been up to the government to get the economy rolling again, it has always been up to the small businesses. These people are what make this country go. But if they are too scared to take the chance of hiring people because FOX News and a bunch of Neo Cons tell them that the sky will fall if they dare to actually do something themselves, then nothing will happen.

No amount of tax cuts offered by the GOP will stimulate an economy when these people are too afraid to hire people to get them to work.



[edit on 7/12/2010 by whatukno]



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posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 12:36 PM
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These small business owners have been cowed by FOX News and Neo Con bull crap saying that if they hire people that they will go under. They think that huge tax hikes are just around the corner with no real evidence of said tax hikes.


First, neither Fox nor imaginary 'neocons' have ever said such a thing. More delusional hogwash that you cannot back up with fact.

Second, are you referring to, instead, Obama's scheduled increases in capital gains, income and property taxes? Or Biden's and Geithner's suggested addition of a V.A.T.? Or the additional taxes and penalties Congress attached to Obamacare?

Or, maybe it's the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats who've already disclosed what's in store through their actions.

When Obama decided NOT to renew tax cuts on "capital gains," i.e., business investment and profits, and when the CBO says that every new employee will cost at least 25% more to cover Obamacare, and when the Democratic "leadership" in Congress says they will just "estimate" the budget, instead of actually writing one, maybe business owners are justified in their reluctance to assume new burdens and expenses.

What good does adding "2 new employees apiece" do for a business with no new customers, falling sales, and higher expenses staring them in the face?

Your dream world does not have a "Main Street," does it?

Neither 'neocons' nor FoxNews are needed to instill despair; failed wealth re-distribution schemes and liberals' political self -preservation have more than sufficed to get the message across. Repetition of the progressive mantra only serves to reveal the emptiness of your ideology and lack of a grasp of fact.

deny ignorance

jw

[edit on 12-7-2010 by jdub297]



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 12:49 PM
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First, neither Fox nor imaginary 'neocons' have ever said such a thing. More delusional hogwash that you cannot back up with fact.


But in the rest of your post you go on to prove my point exactly, that in fact FOX News and Neo Cons do in fact try and create this fear that the sky is falling and if small businesses do anything to help the economy they will go under.


What good does adding "2 new employees apiece" do for a business with no new customers, falling sales, and higher expenses staring them in the face?


Because 2 new employees a piece then would be 2 new people earning a paycheck that could go out and spend that money at other businesses who also hired 2 new employees who would be earning a paycheck and would spend that at other businesses etc etc.

Is it really that hard of a concept?

New employees = new consumers.



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