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Obama’s new low, Mr Vacation, Broken promises, The GM disaster, Holder’s disgrace, High hog federal workers, and a Tea Party warning

October 4, 2010

The only thing surprising about this is that it’s not even lower.

Obama’s Full-Month Approval Rating Falls to New Low

 October 03, 2010

Oct 01, 2010 01:30 pm | M. Catharine Evans

Speaking at a $30,400 per person Democratic fundraiser on Thursday, President Obama joked that he would love another vacation, preferably in Italy at the villa of his millionaire hosts, Linda Douglass and husband John Phillips. I’d appreciate a little break and some Tuscan sun. Within hours of that statement, the blank screen headed to Constitution …


Oct 01, 2010 08:00 am | Greg Victor

There’s some bad news… and then there’s some good news. First the bad news: President Barack Obama made so many campaign promises it was hard to choose just ten. Not that we wanted most of these promises to be kept, of course. Now for the good news: No matter what he promised, Obama has been …


Oct 01, 2010 02:00 pm | Chris Rowan

Barack Obama is the nation’s first-ever Affirmative Action President.  It should come as no surprise that President Obama’s pick for Attorney General, Eric Holder,  would dispense Affirmative Justice. Affirmative Action, simply put, seeks to correct past negative discrimination with positive discrimination.  Call it “racial preference,”  “employment equity,”  “smiley-face discrimination,” or whatever, but Affirmative Action is basically a …

And to make matters worse on this next one, Obama is said to be considering selling a major portion of GM to china. Yeah, from government motors to communist motors, unbelievable!

Examiner Editorial: Get Government Motors out of politics

General Motors’ political action committee has resumed giving money to politicians, and it does so under a huge cloud. Our government owns 61 percent of GM. An additional 12 percent is owned by the governments of Canada and the province of Ontario. This “Government Motors” arrangement is unlikely to change soon. Even as the post-bankruptcy GM strives to make an initial public offering of its stock, the U.S. government reportedly plans to sell off no more than 20 percent of its shares.

Federal Workers Don’t Share Recession Pain

by Newsmax

While many workers in the private sector have been suffering the effects of the recession, federal employees have been enjoying a boom in employment and compensation — at taxpayers’ expense.

“For nearly two years, millions of private-sector workers have made often painful sacrifices because of failed federal economic policies and skyrocketing federal spending and debt. But the opposite has been true for federal workers,” the Washington Examiner states in an editorial.

According to the Examiner:

  • Beginning in 2008, federal employees earning $100,000 or more a year rose from 14 percent to 19 percent of the civil service workforce of 2 million.
  • During that period, Washington added around 100,000 new jobs, while more than 7 million private-sector jobs were lost.
  • The average compensation for a federal worker now stands at $123,049, more than double the private-sector average.
  • Of the 10 counties with the highest per capita income, six are in the Washington, D.C., area.

The Heritage Foundation reported that four out of the five jobs President Obama claimed were “created or saved” by the stimulus bill were in government.

Now Rep. Mike Coffman, a Colorado Republican, wants bureaucrats and politicians to share the pain. He has a proposal to furlough all nonessential federal workers for two weeks next year, and to cut the salaries of senators and representatives by 10 percent.

But the House Democratic leadership recently refused to schedule a vote on a bill introduced by Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., to cut congressional pay by 5 percent. Coffman’s proposal is not likely to fare much better — it’s been 77 years since Congress voluntarily took a pay cut.

But the Examiner warns: “In the year of the Tea Party, if the rest of Congress doesn’t take the Coffman and Kirkpatrick bills seriously, voters will have the opportunity in November to remind them what it’s like to be unemployed.”

Unity in a Disunified Country
We have a President of the United States who may not be eligible for the job but refuses to provide the simple records that would prove it, one way or the other. He bows to world leaders, trying to pacify foreigners with apologies for America’s greatness. Refusing to verbally support America’s greatness abroad is strange presidential behavior. We have a United States Attorney General who thinks it is okay to……
by Marilyn M. Barnewall



MAINWARING: We Are All Tea Partiers Now

Written by TomT on Oct 03, 2010 12:57 pm

The Tea Party is the leading edge of a “Great Awakening” in America. In many ways, it appears to have the force and vitality of one of the religious awakenings that have occurred throughout our nation’s history. It is more than a populist movement. It is more than a reactionary group expressing voter dissatisfaction and anger. It can’t be boiled down to election results. It will not be co-opted neatly by the Republican Party and certainly not by anmy other. It is something much, much bigger. The Tea Party movement represents a resounding declaration of the end of big, overreaching government. Read More

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