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Obama Recasts Asia Trip as Jobs Mission

November 5th, 2010 . by TexasFred
Obama Recasts Asia Trip as Jobs Mission

Talk about bad timing.

Just days after American voters sent President Obama a blunt and angry message about their desire to see him do more to fix the economy, Mr. Obama is heading overseas this morning on a 10-day foreign trip to Asia.

The president will go to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan on a mission that will involve issues of global security, international trade and economics, improving cultural ties, preventing terrorism and some personal diplomacy. He will dine with foreign leaders, give a speech about Muslim outreach and attend summits on global finance.

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It’s ALL ABOUT THE JOBS! Mister Obama is a goin’ to save us ALL! So he says. But…isn’t that what he said when he was running for office 2 years ago?

Obama is taking another vacation at OUR expense. But, as the next story so poignantly points out, Obama *gets it*.

After election rebuff, Obama admits shortcomings

WASHINGTON — As he prepares to embark on a 10-day trip to Asia, President Barack Obama is acknowledging in the wake of this week’s election rout that he hasn’t been able to successfully promote his economic-rescue message to anxious Americans.

Obama says in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he “stopped paying attention” to the leadership style he displayed during his run for the presidency.

Obama also said he recognizes now that “leadership is not just legislation,” and that “it’s a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone. And making an argument that people can understand.”

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Obama has not *seen the light*, Obama has seen the *pink slip* that the Dems were handed and he knows that HE is next.

If Obama REALLY wants to be understood, he wouldn’t be taking this trip to Asia, rumored to be costing the American taxpayer an estimated $200 MILLION a day. I know that Obama and his administration say that figure is *much inflated*, but to date, Obama hasn’t been the most truthful, or frugal person America has ever seen.

Obama is making excuses. It’s THAT simple.

He wants to ‘set a tone and make an argument that people can understand’? Obama believes the American people are too stupid to understand. We are supposed to follow him blindly. We are to trust him, and ALL he does, without question. Otherwise, WE are *The ENEMY*.

Tea Party Flexes Muscle with Republicans

WASHINGTON — The incoming leadership of the new House Republican majority hardly had a chance to relish its dismantling of the Democrats before the Tea Party came calling in the form of Representative Michele Bachmann.

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And THAT is what we’re counting on. The TEA Party is going to hold ALL of them accountable.

There has been a message sent, Obama has had the crap scared out of him and now he is even more dangerous than before. The Dems are rapidly joining the ranks of the unemployed and it has them in a full blown tail spin. Mission partially accomplished.

Now we not only have to keep the Dems in check, we have to make sure that the current NEW crop of Republicans don’t become the next herd of RINOs.

I have to tell you, I am afraid this nation is more threatened NOW than we were. Obama and Company are going to be a desperate bunch, and we will be on the receiving end of their wrath if the current majority isn’t 100% on their game when it comes to bringing CHANGE to America that America can LIVE with.

I have pointed this out before, and I am afraid it’s going to happen soon, Obama will discover the power of *The Executive Order*. That is the worst possible scenario for the American people.

I am not certain what the Congress can do in that case, regardless of the GOP control, but we are in the most dire position I can remember America facing. This isn’t the *Cold War* and threats from Russia we face, this isn’t the Vietnam war, this is the enemy within. This is an enemy that only seeks to destroy the United States as we know it.

The enemy is NOT at the gate, the enemy in within the walls.

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In Tuesday speech, Obama to promote new job ideas

December 5th, 2009 . by TexasFred
In Tuesday speech, Obama to promote new job ideas

WASHINGTON – In his latest job creation effort, President Barack Obama is trying to find practical and politically feasible ways of spurring hiring among skittish employers.

Among the ideas expected in his economic speech Tuesday is an expanded program that gives people cash incentives to fix up their homes with energy-saving materials, senior administration officials have told The Associated Press. Obama is leaning toward new incentives for small businesses that hire new workers and new spending on roads, bridges and other public works, the officials said.

The president also is open to a federal infusion of money to cash-strapped state and local governments, considered among the quickest and most effective — though expensive — ways to stem layoffs.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the package and Obama’s speech were being developed. The officials emphasized that Obama probably won’t mention in his speech every job idea he will eventually support, and that his address is meant only as one step in a debate that’s sure to keep going.

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Let’s take a look at poverty in our cities and what the Democrats have done to alleviate it so far.

City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level

1. Detroit , MI 32.5%
2. Buffalo , NY 29.9%
3. Cincinnati , OH 27.8%
4. Cleveland , OH 27.0%
5. Miami , FL 26.9%
5. St.. Louis , MO 26.8%
7. El Paso , TX 26.4%
8. Milwaukee , WI 26.2%
9. Philadelphia , PA 25.1%
10. Newark , NJ 24.2%

The above numbers are from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007

What do the top ten cities (over 250,000) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

Detroit , MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961;

Buffalo , NY (2nd) hasn’t elected one since 1954;

Cincinnati , OH (3rd)…since 1984;

Cleveland , OH (4th)….since 1989;

Miami , FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor;

St. Louis , MO (6th)….since 1949;

El Paso , TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor;

Milwaukee , WI (8th)…since 1908;

Philadelphia , PA (9th)…since 1952;

Newark , NJ (10th)….since 1907.

Albert Einstein once said, ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’

It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats, yet they are still POOR.

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.” ~Abraham Lincoln~

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Skilled immigrants fleeing the U.S.

July 28th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Skilled immigrants fleeing the U.S.

Lured by the prospect of climbing to the top of his field, New Delhi native Swaroop Ganguly came to the U.S. 10 years ago and earned a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005.

He became an expert in an emerging technology called spintronics, used to power semiconductors, and worked at several chip companies, including Freescale Semiconductor. But Ganguly, now 32, is moving back to India this summer.

Although he has been doing postdoctoral work at the University of Texas, he figures his prospects for research and professional development are probably better in his home country. “I feel quite excited about going back,” he says.

Ganguly has already accepted a job as a professor of electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. The position will pay a fraction of the salary he had been earning in the private sector—about $15,000 compared with $100,000—but it will offer considerably more job security and the freedom to do the exploratory research he wants to do.

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Adios, good-bye, best of luck, hope ya like your new life in Mumbai.

I guess the cost of living must be a lot different in India, an $85K pay cut? So he can have job security? And the freedom to do the exploratory research he wants to do? OK, if all else fails he can be an online technician for Dell, ‘Thank you for calling Dell Tech Support, how may we wreck your computer today?’

The departure of top talent in technology and science may also undercut the prospects for a recovery in the U.S., many economists say. These immigrants often start companies and come up with technological breakthroughs, creating new job opportunities for all.

Alright, here is where I begin to exhibit that really BAD TexasFred attitude I am so well known for. The U.S. economy will recover when U.S. companies stop outsourcing everything and return to American made, quality made and good old fashioned American pride. That, and a union busting like none ever seen before.

And another point of contention, maybe these immigrants do often start companies and come up with technological breakthroughs, creating new job opportunities for all, big deal. If they hire cheap labor, or even worse, outsource their business to 3rd world holes in the earth simply to enjoy a better profit margin, there’s no real advantage to these businesses being in existence in this nation to begin with.

The Obama Administration has said it will push for comprehensive immigration reform later this year, but it’s unclear if any legislation will pass or how it would affect skilled immigrants. One unresolved issue is how to define a “skilled” immigrant.

Obama is one of the primary reasons the HUGE downturn in the economy happened. He didn’t do it all, he sure didn’t do it by himself. George Bush started it with his ridiculous bailout. Obama just followed suit and then proceeded to give away every dollar we have in the treasury.

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