“It is absolutely irresponsible that the President would block a project such as the Keystone XL pipeline – a project that industry experts say would create at least 20,000 American jobs and be essential in helping jumpstart the American economy. This decision today is further evidence that President Obama is not serious about setting the conditions for job creation nor working towards our energy independence as it relates to our national security. Once again, President Obama has shown that his reelection and pandering to his left wing liberal environmental base is more important than securing the future for our nation. The ramifications of this utterly disturbing politically motivated decision will be far and wide. Congratulations China.”
Perhaps the major networks refusing to air this ad on the U.S. national debt would like to explain why it is too controversial to air. There needs to be a realization that the “exploding” national debt is ripping to shreds the idea of the American dream.
It’s time to face reality when it comes to the potential effects of this massive debt. It’s time to face reality when it comes to expansion of government. It’s time to realize that fiction could turn into reality if policy doesn’t change.
Like it or not this commercial does that. Unfortunately “the elites” at some networks appear to be unable to handle the truth.
I guess when you launch as many attack ads as Democrat Steve Kagen (WI-8) does, it’s hard to keep them straight.
I’ve heard Kagen tell me that GOP opponent Reid Ribble wants to ship jobs to Chinaand that he wants to let illegal immigrants into the country to take our jobs.
Well, if he ships the jobs to China first, then there won’t be any for the illegals to take. And if he lets the illegals in first, the jobs that get shipped to China won’t be ours. (Source: Rhymes with Clown)
Jeremy observes, in warning voters to beware, that this is a desperation attempt by Congressman Kagen to hold onto power. I’m reminded of something I heard Reid Ribble say in last week’s debate. Something about the Congressman having an MD which must stand for misdirection, which Congressman Kagen, his union cronies and buddies in Washington have been running since September 15.
The playbook for Kagen is simple … mislead and misdirect while avoiding discussing the real issues and his voting record.
Unfortunately for the good doctor such a playbook isn’t going to work this time.
The following are 40 bizarre statistics that reveal the truth about the collapse of the U.S. economy…
1 – According to one shocking new survey, 28% of U.S. households have at least one member that is looking for a full-time job.
2 – A recent Pew Research survey found that 55 percent of the U.S. labor force has experienced either unemployment, a pay decrease, a reduction in hours or an involuntary move to part-time work since the recession began.
3 – There are 9.2 million Americans that are unemployed but that are not receiving an unemployment insurance check.
4 – In America today, the average time needed to find a job has risen to a record 35.2 weeks.
5 – According to one analysis, the United States has lost 10.5 million jobs since 2007.
6 – China’s trade surplus (much of it with the United States) climbed 140 percent in June compared to a year earlier.
7 – This is what American workers now must compete against: in China a garment worker makes 86 cents an hour and in Cambodia a garment worker makes 22 cents an hour.
8 – According to a poll taken in 2009, 61 percent of Americans “always or usually” live paycheck to paycheck. That was up from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007.
9 – According to a recent poll conducted by Bloomberg, 71% of Americans say that it still feels like the economy is in a recession.
10 – Banks repossessed 269,962 U.S. homes during the second quarter of 2010, which was a new all-time record.
11 – Banks repossessed an average of 4,000 South Florida properties a month in the first half of 2010, up 83 percent from the first half of 2009.
12 – According to RealtyTrac, a total of 1.65 million U.S. properties received foreclosure filings during the first half of 2010.
13 – The Mortgage Bankers Association recently announced that demand for loans to purchase U.S. homes has sunk to a 13-year low.
14 – Only the top 5 percent of U.S. households have earned enough additional income to match the rise in housing costs since 1975.
15 – 1.41 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009 – a 32 percent increase over 2008.
16 – Back in 1950 each retiree’s Social Security benefit was paid for by 16 workers. Today, each retiree’s Social Security benefit is paid for by approximately 3.3 workers. By 2025 it is projected that there will be approximately two workers for each retiree.
17 – According to a new poll, six of 10 non-retirees believe that Social Security won’t be able to pay them benefits when they stop working.
18 – 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement.
19 – According to one survey, 36 percent of Americans say that they don’t contribute anything to retirement savings.
20 – According to one recent survey, 24% of American workers say that they have postponed their planned retirement age in the past year. (Source: Party of Know)
Go to the source to see all forty reasons.
So how’s that “hope and change” moving us towards socialism working out for you?