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Have you ever heard the old saying “the beatings will continue until morale improves”?  According to Wikipedia, that phrase is often “used sarcastically to indicate the counterproductive nature of such punishment or excessive control over subordinates such as staff in the workplace or children living at home.”  Well, apparently Barack Obama believes that the more punishment that he inflicts on the U.S. economy the more we will like him.  What other explanation is there for his insane economic policies?  The truth is that Barack Obama is killing jobs in America.  His regulations are absolutely crippling our businesses, he has been heavily promoting new job killing “free trade” agreements, Obamacare has the potential to be the most job killing law of all time, and he is running up debt that will crush job creation in this country for ages to come. Obama will likely go down as the most anti-business president in U.S. history.  He has presided over the worst “recovery” from a recession in post-World War II history, and under his leadership a whole host of economic statistics have steadily gotten worse.  The percentage of working age Americans that have jobs has not bounced back since the end of the last recession, and now the next major economic crisis is rapidly approaching.

Thanks Obama.

The following are 10 ways that Obama is killing jobs in America….

#1 Blocking The Keystone Oil Pipeline

The Keystone pipeline would have created thousands of new jobs.  It would have stretched 1,700 miles from Canada to Texas.  It would have been a major step toward independence from Middle East oil.  It would have brought more than 700,000 barrels of oil a day from the heart of Alberta to refineries in Texas.

It would have revitalized the economies of Montana, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas.

It would have helped reduce energy costs in the United States.

It would have been good for America.

But instead, Barack Obama chose to listen to radical environmental groups and has blocked the plan.

So we all lose.

The lack of a coherent energy policy from this administration has hurt all of us.  Since Barack Obama entered the White House, the price of gasoline has risen by about 84 percent.

Thanks Obama.

#2 Obamacare

As I wrote about the other day, Obamacare is going to kill countless numbers of jobs.

Obamacare is going to require all businesses that have at least 50 full-time workers to either provide very expensive health insurance for their employees or pay a $2,000 penalty for each worker after the first 30 employees.

This is going to do a few things….

1) It is going to encourage small businesses to stay under the 50 full-time employee cap.

2) It is going to encourage some businesses to fire workers because they are now too expensive to be profitable.

3) It is going to make businesses operating in the United States even less competitive with foreign businesses than they were before.  So even more jobs and even more businesses will leave the United States.

But even though Obama knows all of this, he is completely and totally unrepentant about this law.  The following is a statement that Obama made at a campaign event the other day….

“I’ll work with anybody who wants to work with me to continue to improve our health care system and our health care laws, but the law I passed is here to stay”

#3 Crippling Regulations

The Obama administration has been piling tons of new regulations on to the backs of our businesses and this is absolutely killing many of them.

The Heritage Foundation says that “the Obama Administration imposed 75 new major regulations from January 2009 to mid-FY 2011, with annual costs of $38 billion. There were only six major deregulatory actions during that time, with reported savings of just $1.5 billion.”

In addition, right now federal agencies are working on thousands more new regulations for U.S. businesses.

Just for Obamacare, 13,000 pages of new regulations have already been written.

How in the world are U.S. businesses supposed to thrive in such an environment?

Sadly, our whole society has become absolutely obsessed with regulations.

The following is a perfect example of the “regulation mindset” that is pervading our society these days….

A Florida lifeguard has been booted from his lifeguard chair for running to save a man who was floundering in the surf.

Tomas Lopez , 21, was fired by his supervisor for vacating his lifeguarding zone to save a man drowning in an unprotected area of the beach in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Monday, reports the Sun Sentinel.

Lopez’ employer is not paid to patrol the zone where the man had been in trouble.

Can you imagine a lifeguard being fired for saving a drowning man because it was “not his zone”?

That story does not have anything to do with Obama, but it does show the kind of mentality that control freaks such as Obama are imposing on this nation.

#4 Taxes

Barack Obama keeps trying to hit us with sneaky new taxes.  There are more than 20 new taxes in the Obamacare law alone.

Obama does not seem to understand the impact that heavy tax burdens are having on businesses all over America.  The following is from a recent Forbes article….

The president’s (and congressional Democrats’) insistence on higher net taxes is a job-killer in several ways: Higher taxes prevent businesses from expanding and deter consumers from spending.  Many in the middle class already feel that taxes are extortionate and, fearing even higher taxes, have decreased their spending, thereby reducing demand for goods and services.

#5 “Free Trade” Agreements

Barack Obama has been prancing all over the nation declaring that “free trade” will mean more jobs for American workers.

By now, hopefully you all know what a lie that is.  Every single year, the U.S. buys hundreds of billions of dollars more stuff from the rest of the world than they buy from us.  Those dollars could be going to support U.S. jobs and U.S. businesses instead.

Because we have such radically unbalanced trade, our formerly great manufacturing cities are turning into festering sores.  Cities that were once teeming with economic activity have degenerated into hellholes.

During 2010 alone, an average of 23 manufacturing facilities permanently shut down in the United States every single day.

Overall, the United States has lost more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001.

So why doesn’t Obama do something about this?

Instead of reversing this trend, he says that he wants even more trade with China.

Well, right now the U.S. spends about 4 dollars on goods and services from China for every one dollar that China spends on goods and services from the United States.

China hits our goods with ridiculous tariffs and we let them get away with it.  According to the New York Times, a Jeep Grand Cherokee that costs $27,490 in the United States costs about $85,000 in China thanks to all the tariffs.

And Obama wants more of this?

According to the Economic Policy Institute, America is losing half a million jobs to China every single year.

Do we really want to keep losing those jobs?

According to Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton University, 40 million more U.S. jobs could be sent offshore over the next two decades if current trends continue.

So what is the answer that Obama proposes?

He wants more!

The Obama administration has already made new “free trade” deals with Panama, South Korea and Colombia.  In addition, the Obama administration is making the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“the NAFTA of the Pacific“) a very high priority.

In addition to killing millions of our jobs, that new treaty would reportedly ban all “Buy American laws“.

What in the world is Obama doing?

#6 Killing The Coal Industry On Purpose

New carbon emission rules from the Environmental Protection Agency seem to target coal-powered plants in particular.  I guess this fulfills Barack Obama’s promise to kill off the coal industry.  The following is from the Washington Post….

Industry officials and environmentalists said in interviews that the rule, which comes on the heels of tough new requirements that the Obama administration imposed on mercury emissions and cross-state pollution from utilities within the past year, dooms any proposal to build a coal-fired plant that does not have costly carbon controls.

“This standard effectively bans new coal plants,” said Joseph Stanko, who heads government relations at the law firm Hunton and Williams and represents several utility companies. “So I don’t see how that is an ‘all of the above’ energy policy.”

#7 Wasting Money

Instead of spending our money in ways that would be productive for our economy, the Obama administration continues to spend money in some of the most wasteful ways imaginable.  The following are just a few examples from one of my previous articles….

-In 2011, the National Institutes of Health spent $592,527 on a study that sought to figure out once and for all why chimpanzees throw poop.

-The National Institutes of Health has spent more than 5 million dollars on a website called Sexpulse that is targeted at “men who use the Internet to seek sex with men”.  According to Fox News, the website “includes pornographic images of homosexual sex as well as naked and scantily clad men” and features “a Space Invaders-style interactive game that uses a penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets.”

-If you can believe it, the federal government has actually spent $750,000 on a new soccer field for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.

You can find many more examples of this phenomenon here and here.

#8 Barack Obama Encourages Government Dependence

At the same time that Barack Obama is absolutely crippling small businesses, he is also encouraging more Americans to kick back and become financially dependent on the federal government.  But it is not good to have tens of millions of Americans sitting around and doing nothing productive for the economy.

Since Barack Obama entered the White House, the number of Americans on food stamps has increased from 32 million to 46 million.

But for Obama that is not enough.

Amazingly, the Obama administration has been spending millions of dollars on ads that encourage even more people to go on food stamps….

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been running radio ads for the past four months encouraging those eligible to enroll. The campaign is targeted at the elderly, working poor, the unemployed and Hispanics.

The department is spending between $2.5 million and $3 million on paid spots, and free public service announcements are also airing. The campaign can be heard in California, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and the New York metro area.

Overall, the amount of money that the federal government gives directly to the American people has increased by 32 percent since Barack Obama entered the White House.

Barack Obama may enjoy playing Santa Claus with our money, but this is getting way out of hand.

#9 Barack Obama Has Fully Supported Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke And Actually Nominated Him For A Second Term

More Americans than ever are coming to realize that the Federal Reserve is at the very heart of our economic problems.

And who has been running the Federal Reserve during these troubled times?

Ben Bernanke.

Sadly, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has a track record of failure that is absolutely legendary.  If you have forgotten how badly he has performed over the years, just check out this article, this article and this article.

But instead of dumping him when his first term ended, Barack Obama decided to nominate Ben Bernanke for another term.

Why does it seem like every single decision that Barack Obama makes is bad for the economy?

#10 The Soaring National Debt Is Killing Millions Upon Millions Of Future Jobs

The debt that Barack Obama is piling up right now will haunt the U.S. economy for ages to come.

When Barack Obama first entered the White House, the U.S. national debt was sitting at 10.6 trillion dollars.  Now it is right on the verge of crossing the 16 trillion dollar mark.

Amazingly, Obama has added more to the national debt than the first 41 presidents combined.

At this point, the United States has more government debt per capita than Greece, Portugal, Italy, Ireland or Spain does.

But Barack Obama shows no sign of slowing down.  In fact, the federal government continues to steal approximately 150 million dollars from our children and our grandchildren every single hour.

In the end, this is going to absolutely destroy our financial system and our economy will collapse.

So what do all of you think about Barack Obama’s economic policies?

Feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below….

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  • DEFCONStudios

    Michael,

    Have you seen a list of what Obama has accomplished for his term:

    http://stpeteforpeace.org/obama.html

    It’s quite terrifying. There is no hope and no future for Humanity.

    • Jodi

      Where’s Romney on all this stuff? Shouldn’t he be talking about this too? There is no hope!

  • Kevin

    I’ll agree with the majority of the above but the Keystone Oil Pipeline decision is geo-political. That oil will instead get sold to China which puts the US in a position to cut off that supply if it so desired. The environmental excuses are a smokescreen to justify it.

    The major oil supply will be the Bakken Oil field out west that is a game changer. They’re moving that crude by rail car to oil refineries back east to experiment with refining it. That is a very expensive test and is only being done with the expectation of a steady supply.

  • Neil McCauley

    “The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.

    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to ‘Please Do Not Feed the Animals.’ Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.”

    • S. Wiseman

      Amazing irony. What is really sad is like the woman who had her beautiful food producing garden destroyed by code enforcers, so many people want to take charge of their lives and provide for themselves and their loved ones but the control freak government regulators prohibit you every step of the way. The government does not want a nation of independent citizens. Total dependency, which means more money for big government, is the name of the game. It’s been a slow march toward total bondage for the past 200 years. In many ways, it appears the sheeple want it that way. Government is god.

    • Kevin

      Neil

      You suggest having people starve?

      Both Party’s we’re supportive of transferring US manufacturing to the developing world and replacing wealth creation with easy credit.

      Want to see a full blown depression? Cut the food stamps and other things keeping people going and you will see it.

      It post war Japan during the occupation they asked for either several million tons of food or several million bullets.

      • Gary2

        Yes the conservatives will let people starve. They are an immoral selfish bunch of Grand Old Plotocrates who are only concerned with the rich. All one need do is look at their record. Not my opinion but verifiable facts. It was not the Dems who wanted to cut WIC or make a voucher program out of medicare. The conservative world view discusts me and makes me want to vomit through my nose. The biggest oxymoran is a conservative christian as conservatives are in no way “christian” By your fruits you will know them and the conservatives are rotten apples with worms in them.

      • Neil McCauley

        yes, If you cant feed them, dont breed them.

  • i’vegivenup

    Michael

    If Romney is elected things will be no better. In fact…I think things will be even worse than they are now. This country is too far gone and divided to ever recover. The end is at hand…

    • Michael

      Yes, I am definitely not advocating Mitt Romney. I have written many articles about how bad of a president he would be.

      Michael

      • Jerry

        Michael – your articles are great but I disagree with you on this point. If you don’t vote for Romney you’re effectively voting for Obama. I’m convinced that Romney will at least make a strong attempt to get the U.S. economy back on track. We all know what we’ll get with Obama – more of the same economic disaster. I could somewhat understand why ignoramuses, I mean independents, voted for B.O. in 2008, but not now. As the old saying goes…fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

    • babygirlway

      I function within a primarily conservative group of friends and family who are insistent that I must vote for Mitt Romney. I cannot and will not vote for him, no matter how badly I want Obama out of office. When I express my thoughts and convictions concerning Romney, the looks on these people’s faces range from complete disgust for me, to astonishment. Most reply that although they don’t totally agree with Romney, they must vote for “the lesser of two evils” in order to save the country. My reply? The lesser of two evils is STILL EVIL and they are kidding themselves by thinking that a vote for Romney will save the us, LOL!

      • Gary2

        I function within a primarily conservative group of friends and family.

        You then have a very disfunctional family.

      • Alex

        As a counterpoint to you, my family is liberal, but I’ve always leaned centrist or slightly left of center and have opposed Obama from the start, but couldn’t vote for Bush either. One thing my family has always been is fiscally responsible, unlike most of America. Obama like Bush is horribly fiscally irresponsible and Romney will likely will be as bad or worse judging by his Massachusetts record (both support keeping the Bush tax cuts, and that was how we got into this predicament in the first place). America will finally take notice when the reserve currency shifts, likely to the renminbi (yuan) sometime during the next President sitting. When that happens, the ****** really hits the fan when we can no longer just print money and default on our loans or get bailed out and have the most oppressive austerity measures the world has ever seen.

    • Jodi

      Absolutely! Has anybody noticed Romney is strangely silent on:

      Obamatax: Because he has Romneycare. He said “Repeal and replace”. Replace with what? Romneycare! No thank you!
      Amnesty for Illegals: Probably afraid to offend Latinos. Plus he is vetting Marco Rubio for VP, sorry, he wasn’t born in the United States. Time will tell who he picks.
      Fast and the Furious: Who knows why?

      It sounds to me all he’s going to focus on is the economy. Yes, the economy is a problem, but all of this stuff is a problem.
      I can’t help think Romney is going to screw us and all of his supporters think that everything is going to be hunky-dory the day after the election.

      • Gary2

        How many times do I have to say that the 1% you conservatives so stupidly support do not give a ****** about your silly little social conservative aganda. Romney will through you low info dolts under the bus without a second thought. I laugh and laugh at the stupidity of the average low information conservative voter who keeps voting against their self intrests over and over again. Get a brain cell.

        • freeyourself

          Gary2, sadly you are so missinformed…..please do some research on the Federal Reserve and the central banking system… what it has caused and how OBama is connected to the big crap shoot. Ignorance is turning you and other liberals into Automatrons. Wake up! the house is on fire people!and you don’t have much time to save your butt!

    • farmasyst

      That’s the sad thing….we’re headed for the craphole and yet the sheeple follow 2 parties, each working hard at blasting the other so we can feel like “we’re on the winning side.” It’s really no different than Professional Wrestling..The average American is too ignorant to notice.

  • Buzzy Watts

    The Red Team, for all its griping, genuinely wants–and perhaps needs–people to depend on the government for survival. Who would they have to complain about otherwise? If everyone had a decent-paying job, how would they be able to fantasize about being Galtian supermen who hold up the world?

  • http://googlecrome sequoia

    Obama,just like Bush will be known in history as the 2 worst presidents.Both of them are evil puppets controlled by the elite and the banking cartel.History will see them evil just like Joseph Stallin and Adolf Hitler.2 Murderous FREAKS.
    Bush-Obama both did a fabulous job in absolutely killing the BILL OF RIGHTS and the Constitution.They hijacked our future with massive DEBT, and destroyed our country with massive corruption and stole everything from us.Both of them are puppets.They have commited TREASON to this country,and DESERVE to be put on trial and put in PRISION,as WAR CRIMINALS.
    If anyone supports the DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN PARTIES,you are an IDIOT.bOTH PARTIES ARE CONTROLLED BY THE SAME EVIL ELITE AND THE BANKING CARTEL.they are like a 2 headeded SNAKE.one head will bite tou on the left,and the other on the right.Either way,we LOSE.
    All 10 ways that are stated are true,but I am going to comment on #8.If more of us are dependent on the government,the government feels it has the right to controll us,because it is supposedly giving us SOMETHING.sOME PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY ARE BEATING THE SYSTEM WITH THE FREE HANDOUTS,BUT THERE WILL BE A DAY OF REKONING.The government can force you to go to war,or anything else,because the government feels that you owe it to them.

    • i’vegivenup

      Mitt Romney and his quarter of a billion dollar bank account(s) is one of the elite. Nobody in their right mind should think he gives a rip about the 99%. We have no choice in this election but to flip a coin and hope for the best OR…not vote at all…

    • Jimmy

      Well said Fred.

  • Dave Webb

    The question is not Obama vs Romney. The question is what can be done about it? We have a two party system. Both parties appear to be controlled by the same people. Heads I win, tails you lose.
    The problem is no matter who wins the election we continue to lose.
    I think we need to investigate who the puppet masters are here. These are people that have never had to work a day of their lives. We are simply numbers to this group. Numbers like a general plays with. Generals know they have to lose so many people to gain something. The generals must decide whether or not the loses are worth the gain. Where is the gain?
    Who decided the generals would be in charge here? There are a number of billionaire families in this country actively involved in politics. What do they stand to gain if this currency and this country go down the tubes? Frankly, I am puzzled by the behavior here. I see massive bankruptcies that will bring even this powerful group of moneyed interests down with the rest of us. I was always of the opinion that these wealthy people had some interests in common with the rest of us. Namely they live or die with the prosperity of this nation.
    Obama and his record are enough to turn anyone sick. Yet the opposition is no better. Romney will have to do a complete turn around if he is elected to change what is happening.
    This is so way out. 25 years ago they would be ready to put you in the looney bin if someone described the present situation. Yet here it is. We have two men wanting to be President. Policy wise they may as well be identical twins. So how did we get to a point where neither party was a viable solution?

    • HecatesMoon

      Dave, the puppet masters are companies like Monsanto, the oil industry, Dow….
      They own, or are reaching to own, not just the United States, but the entire world. This nation alone does not matter or will not if they can spread their reach far enough.
      When you vote, you are not voting for the democratic party or the republican party. Not anymore you’re not, and I don’t know how long this has been the case, but I imagine it’s been so for much longer than anyone realizes. You are now voting for the BP party, the Monsanto party. When you vote, you are voting for what policies will be implemented based on what companies the candidates own, have shares in, or receive contributions from.
      We don’t matter, and there are no consequences to the wealthiest, not really.

      Look here for Monsanto’s government seats; http://organicconsumers.org/monsanto/index.cfm

      Before you vote, look up all candidates companies, and know that who you vote for will be implementing policies based on what is favorable to those companies and companies like them. Try to imagine what kinds of policies are likely.

      Bain Industry, owned by Romney, owns a surveillance company;
      http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/world/asia/bain-capital-tied-to-surveillance-push-in-china.html?pagewanted=all

      We must adapt….
      *sigh*

    • Gary2

      So how did we get to a point where neither party was a viable solution?

      Becuase we only have 2 parties. They colude together to change the marketing but the result it the same.

  • mondobeyondo

    All I can say is… wow. Government waste is beyond extreme.

    I can’t believe I paid the federal government nearly two grand last year, to fund a $592,527 study to figure out why chimpanzees throw poop. Hope I got my money’s worth.

    • Gary2

      Conservatives throw their poop as that’s all they can do after I rip them a new *****************.

      • MB92083

        Spoken like you just came to this site from Sexpulse, eh, your true nature has come out Gary2. It was suspected all along, you being a Democrat and all.

  • Gary2

    11. not taxing the rich hard enough and spreading the wealth. The added money we take from the rich can be redistributed to the poor/working poor who will spend it and stimulate the economy.

    • Randome-11

      You do realize that such in itself wiould be almost as wastefull for an economy as the insane CEO benefits, right?

      What is needed is something that gives return investement bringing populations out of poverty/unemployement, education, manufacturing facilities, nuclear powerplants, oil pipelines, agriculture etc.

      Here is another slogan, it is labor create jobs, not the other way around.

      • Randome-11

        LOL, It is jobs that creates wealth, not wealth that creates jobs.

    • Kevin

      Gary2

      You have a plan for the short term but not a final solution. What happens after they spent that money on more foreign made goods? In the end like a Debit Card one must re-supply the bank account.

      Redistribution is a stopgap at best. The US needs wealth creating self sustaining employment. Neither party has any plan for that. That oh so obvious solution is absent. Is that possibly accidental? Ray Charles can see it; the US public can see it yet the powers to be cannot.

  • A.S.

    Why do chimps throw poop? It is a no-brainer: it has to do with alpha male dominance; the farther he/it throws it, the more females chimps he/it gets. Duh! I didn’t spend a dime to tell you that and I didn’t even need to read the story either.

    • xander cross

      You’re an idiot. Just like ron paul.

  • Rowell

    Michael, while I agree with you on many of your points, there are two I will disagree with.

    #1) The Keystone Oil Pipeline will not lower gas prices in America. The Keystone Oil Pipeline will not create thousands of long term American jobs. The Keystone Oil Pipeline will not be a boon to the US economy. But, what the Keystone Oil Pipeline will do is create a quicker avenue to pump Canadian oil to the gulf coast, where it will be refined and exported to South America and East Asia. The jobs the Keystone Oil Pipeline will create will be mostly for Canadian workers. The US jobs created will last for about 2 years (during the construction of the pipeline), then be eliminated.
    If Congress wants the Keystone Oil Pipeline built today, it should use the original route that was planned, the route that had environmental impact studies completed. The new route that the Keystone is currently proposed to take has had little, if any, environmental impact studies done. If they want to stay on that route, they should suck it up and do the proper leg work to make sure that, should a spill occur, people will be affected as little as possible. Or, they can go back to the already tested, already approved Plan A.

    #4 Taxes. Corporate taxes are at the lowest levels in 60 years. Income tax levels are low. They even cut the social security tax (much to the detriment of the social security system). Big corporations are receiving tax breaks and tax incentives to move good US jobs overseas. Oil companies posting billions of dollars in profit are receiving government subsidies. Meanwhile, small businesses, the bakbone of the American economy, are taking a beating. And why? President Obama? No, how about Congress. They know where the problems are. They know that changes should be made. But some of them have signed a no new taxes pledge, wihch protects big corporations from having their subsidies, tax breaks and tax incentives repealed. Is that Obama’s fault? No, not wholly.

    I’m an independent. As such, I try to look at the problems without bias. When you report on something, it’s easy to let your political slant affect what you’re saying. It’s also easy to say “it’s the president’s fault”. However, take the extra time to see how the other forces in government affect the situation. The problems this country is suffering is not the fault of one man. It’s not Obama’s fault, it’s not Bush’s fault….it is the fault of everyone in the white house and in congress for at least the past several decades.

    At this point in history, I believe we’re royally screwed. There’s nothing that either party can do to pull us out of this mess….even if both parties decided to work together. We are beyond the point of no return. And with the polarization in this country, we’re only excelerating to the inevitable. You, and many people that visit your blogs, have put out the warnings, brought to light the things that mainstream media shuffles off to the side. But, the average American is ignorant. Completely stupidly ignorant. They don’t want to hear the bad news. They’re too busy watching American Idol, Survivor or the umpteenth new reality tv show. They don’t want to hear that their world is on the verge of collapse. Which means that any hope we had of getting out of this mess is lost.

    It was a good 200+ years, but I think we’re going the way of the Roman Empire. We’re definitely in decline.

    • Gary2

      Don’t confuse Michael with facts. It will burst his silly retarded conservative worldview.

      • HecatesMoon

        Gary2, now you are just being mean for the sake of meanness.

  • Jodi

    I love this Andrew Brietbart video. It’s a must see, it says it all. We must continue the fight and get the word out:
    http://youtu.be/YthG-MeKcbQ

    • Gay Veteran

      Andrew Brietbart? the guy who slandered that woman in USDA?

      • Gary2

        the same one who is swimming in the lake of fire right about now.

        • ScoutMotto

          Gary, I see that you and Gay Vet must be a couple of the “tolerant ones” who “celebrate diversity.”

          Gary, your comment is reprehensible at best. I have seen many sins of liberals and democrats come out in the open over the years. No one in the MS media cries out against them, since such deeds are expected from that side of the fence. Your post is a disgrace.

          • Gay Veteran

            and what did I write that upset you so much? Breibart did slander that woman

  • Robert

    Michael;

    You said: China hits our goods with ridiculous tariffs and we let them get away with it. According to the New York Times, a Jeep Grand Cherokee that costs $27,490 in the United States costs about $85,000 in China thanks to all the tariff
    In South Africa a Jeep Grand Cherokee costs around $40,000, in India a Jeep Grand Cherokee costs around $60,000 and Brazil tops it off with $125,000
    I would have added Russia here so that I could have covered all of the BRICS countries, but I don’t speak, read or write Russian.
    Micheal this research(?) that you did on this topic, I would like to know what you are trying to prove with it, besides giving a false impression.

    PS. Used Jeep Grand Cherokees in these countries are a lot cheaper

    • Guido

      Not necessarily-the 3rd world just copy whatever they want to sell. I’ve driven around in a Great Wall, a dead-on ripoff of a Mitsubishi pickup. I’ve also been in a Deer, which I think was an Indian ripoff of the same basic truck. And there was the Exceed Galloper, which was a ripoff of some kind of crappy SUV. And the Tata? I think that was also a ripoff Indian truck. No need to pay 50,000 for a cruddy American car when you can copy it.

  • Randome-11

    “It is going to make businesses operating in the United States even less competitive with foreign businesses than they were before.”

    Why should there be such a competition? Oh right, the US asa whole depend on foreign trade to live beyond its means.

  • Gay Veteran

    “The Keystone pipeline would have created thousands of new jobs.”

    based on what? corporate propaganda?

    regarding “free trade”, from Paul Craig Roberts:

    Trans Pacific Partnership: Corporate Escape From Accountability

    “…The TPP has been called a “one-percenter” power tool. The agreement essentially abolishes the accountability of foreign corporations to governments of countries with which they trade. Indeed, the agreement makes governments accountable to corporations for costs imposed by regulations, including health, safety and environmental regulations. The agreement gives corporations the right to make governments pay them for the cost of complying with the regulations of government. One wonders how long environmental, labor, and financial regulation can survive when the costs of compliance are imposed on the taxpayers of countries and not on the economic activity that results in spillover effects such as pollution….”

    • Randome-11

      “based on what? corporate propaganda?”

      Don´t you feel old?

      • Gay Veteran

        no. do you?

  • George Kadlec

    A quote from Hillaire Belloc:

    “It is a nice question whether ignorance or stupidity play the greater part in human affairs.”

  • Gary2

    tax the rich and spread the wealth

    • ScoutMotto

      Typical liberal manifesto: steal from those who earn and give to those who do not.

      • Gay Veteran

        sounds like the Wall Street banksters

  • Gary2

    Michael-time to write a hit peice on Mittens. Your right wing bias is showing through again.

    • Michael

      Gary you know that I have written a whole bunch of articles bashing Mitt Romney.

      Michael

      • Alyssa

        Gary is one of the idiots who called Bush (either of them) a conservative and a right-winger.

        • Gay Veteran

          conservative? who do you think elected Bush?

      • Gary2

        I know I never said you did not. Its just time to hit him again. He is due and there is a lot of material for you to choose from.

  • Steven P. Cornett

    Interesting about Obama keeping his promise to bankrupt the makers of coal-powered plants. Turns out from that article that his links are to Bill Ayer’s father, who is a big player in an energy company whose merger was negotiated by Rahm Emmanuel and bankrolled by Goldman Sachs.

    Seems there are two ways to rob money from lots of people, but only one is effective and likely to allow the perpetrator to get away with it.

    The blunt force method is to get a gun and rob a bank.

    The effective method is to get rich enough to own bank.

  • Donald Wilson

    It doesn’t matter who is in office the ultimate goal is to destroy the economy destroy our sovereignty. Ultimate goal one government one dictator. The New World Order that Bush Sr talked about after Gulf War I. Gonna suck bigtime. Good luck and good night.

  • WolfHound

    Um, do you people realize that the Federal Reserve’s 100 year charter is up on December 21st of this year?

    Why has no one mentioned this? Why hasn’t Ron or Rand Paul said anything?

    So, are we to take it then that the charter will just get extended for another 100 years with no input whatsoever?

    • xander cross

      Because Ron Paul works for the federal reserve. Also, Rand Paul is a member of the bilderberg group, just like Ron Paul, alex jones, lew rockwell, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, Glenn Beck.

  • Gary2

    who’s gonna save you conservatives?? Mittens??? ha ha ha we are going to win and move left!

    • Randome-11

      Yiu haven´t won yet but you may very well win, Mitt happening will make Obama look like a conservative.

  • whoisbiggles

    I think most people misunderstand what American Freetrade agreements entail.

    When a country allows a US military installation in their country the host country is rewarded with unfettered access to the US market without having to offer the same access to US corporations.

    Google it or read Blowback. Freetrade is the cost of the American empire.