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Stimulus or Socialist Spending Package

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Where do Dallas Fort Worth businesses stand on the current proposed stimulus / socialist spending package? Obama is stating that the stimulus package is now a spending package. Can any DFW small business owners share or expound on how the proposed spending package will help create new jobs or expand your business so that you can hire new employees?

Spending that should not be part of this discussion is any spending that is minority or race based, as any stimulus should not be based on race, gender, or ethnicity. A fair and balanced stimulus package should help all business owners expand and hire new employees.

This proposed spending package should scare the crap out of everyone as it will double our nation’s national deficit and burden our children and grandchildren for generations. It was reported this morning that Fox Business Network has filed a class action suit to get access to documents showing where the first 350 billion dollars went. Fox reported that both the Bush administration and the current Obama administration are not providing transparency both parties promised to provide the American people.

Let’s not be in a rush to pass a “socialist spending” package that will forever change the shape of America.

What are your thoughts on the proposed spending package? Do you think it will stimulate the economy and create new jobs or will it only increase our national deficit?

February 10, 2009 |

Super Bowl Commercials 2009

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Even with the economy being in a pinch and super bowl commercial budgets being cut there is still a great line up of 2009 super bowl commercials for viewers to enjoy.

I’m wondering if many folks find themselves in the same position as myself this year; TV on with laptop by my side. Watching the super bowl and searching for banned super bowl commercials like GoDaddy ads of past and now the current PETA commercial which was banned.

It is interesting how advertisers including PETA, GoDaddy and others are getting much mileage out of their TV spots that never run.

What are your favorite super bowl commercials for this season?


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February 1, 2009 |

Economy and America In Perspective 2008

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I’m writing this post to generate some discussion as it seems our view is somewhat skewed with regard to the economy and America.

I hear both republican and democratic candidates talking about “the economy” as the #1 issue for voters in this year’s election. Both republicans and democrats blame one another for varying economic issues. We need to take a look at ourselves.

We are complaining about the economy and loss of jobs as a political issue, but didn’t our greed for more “stuff” at cheap prices force many manufacturing jobs over to China? Now, we are outsourcing our agriculture and whatever we can come up with to the lowest bidder.

In a sense, we’ve created our own problems through greed or ignorance. I would gladly pay $5 more for a hammer if i knew it would keep a job here in America. America used to be country that built things. I’m sure many companies would respond to consumer demand for products made in America. Now we are in debt to China for trillions of dollars all while they continue to make cheap products to feed our never ending demand for stuff. Don’t believe me? Just drive by your local Wal-Mart, they are always jam-packed while other local stores compete for a fraction of the traffic.

It was in a sense our buying habits and patterns that allowed big chains to gobble up many small mom and pop stores in our communities.

We claim to have moved from a manufacturing economy to a high-tech economy, but at the end of the day we still need to produce something and we are still outsourcing our high-tech jobs. What is the outcome? Many young folks in college are already saying they don’t want to pursue careers in IT because they are worried about job stability or getting outsourced.

This one hits home for me and I think it speaks volumes for the state of our culture. The other day my youngest daughter asked me for some advice concerning one of her friends who’s mom and dad are going through a divorce. Her friend is deeply hurt and bitter.

Divorce statistics say that over 50% of married couples divorce, including proclaimed Christian couples. This means that statistically 50% of Americans who are legal adults cannot keep their word or commitments. I know this does not include those who don’t marry, but I think you get my point. The experts say that families are the cornerstone of any society.

If 50% of married America cannot keep a marriage oath, is it realistic to expect that a congressman, senator, or president will keep their word? Obama made a pledge not to accept private funding and then went back on his promise when it was expedient for his campaign.

Before we blame our politicians for everything with the state of the economy let’s take a look at ourselves. What are your thoughts? Should the average American take any responsibility for the state of our economy? Did the average consumer have a role in companies moving to China? Is it realistic to expect that the government will or can fix the economy?

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October 26, 2008 |

Democratic Platform – Denver Convention 2008

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Here is a clip from the Associated Press that summarizes the Obama campaign and Democratic platform in which they will run on this coming November.

In one of their first orders of business, delegates ratified a party platform tailored to Obama’s specifications. It backs “complete redeployment within 16 months from Iraq,” as well as health care for all, a new economic stimulus package and higher taxes on families earning over $250,000 a year.

“The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right,” it said.

Let’s break down the above two paragraphs:

1) complete redeployment within 16 months from Iraq – This seems un-realistic; Everyone would like to get our troops home as quickly as possible, but 16 months? What kind of vacuum would this leave? It seems there are a whole bunch of other factors that would determine a safe a timely withdraw vs. a complete redeployment within a specified time table.

2) health care for all – WOW! So first, we are talking about socialized medicine. And we are saying we want the same kind of crappy medical system that Canada or France have. Everyone will have to wait six months to visit a doctor or get a tooth pulled. Just read some blogs from other countries that have socialized medicine. Anyone that thinks this won’t favor the rich that can pay for expedited treatment is not living in reality. Secondly, we’re asking the American tax payer to settle for less health care so that we can pay for illegal immigrants and everyone that chooses to abuse the medical system. This is America and the best we can come up with is socialized medicine?

When talking about this with some of my liberal minded family members in New England. I asked why we need or should have socialized medicine. The best answer I can get is that “everyone should get free health care”. I bet this is the sentiment of the average person in favor of socialized medicine. If it’s for free it’s for me mind set.

3) a new economic stimulus package – This is political rhetoric. What does that mean? I’d like to see this in writing and I would hope that every democrat or swing voter with half a brain would ask to see this in writing before they vote. Here’s something for everyone to ponder… Bill Clinton and company gave China most favored nations status back when he was in office. This opened the door for us to start shipping our manufacturing to a country that has one of the worst human rights records on the planet. Look at how many Olympic athletes are coming out and saying they haven’t seen their families in years. (simply amazing and mind blowing) I’d like to see what both parties plan to do to bring jobs back to America while adapting to a changing world economy.

4) higher taxes on families earning over $250,000 a year – Anyone that thinks raising taxes on high wage earners is going to fix the economy is crazy. Do we want to raise taxes on the folks creating jobs? Think about this. All of our politicians earning over $250,000 are exempt from paying taxes. What we should be talking about as a nation is how are we going to lower taxes. We need to be stimulating business growth.

5) The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right,” it said. – Wow! a whole paragraph to defend Roe vs. Wade. Just think, we need to tax high wage earners to pay for all the government funded abortions we are going to render at the cost of the American tax payer. First, I wonder why this is such an important issue. Why does the federal government need to pay for free and unlimited abortions. Why is this a primary tenant in the democratic platform.

Black pastors and Christians – How can black pastors and black Christians vote for a democratic president that supports killing unborn children and then ask the American tax payer to foot the bill? If this is truly not a race issue, where are black democrats / Christian voices on this issue?

Why would free abortions and a woman’s right to choose to “kill” her baby trump national security, the mass invasion of illegal immigrants, or wide array of other issues that are much more important this?

Does this sound like a new America? or does it sound like the same old stand we’ve heard from the Democratic platform for years?

I would hope that both democrats and republicans can stop with the party positioning and start doing what’s right for our country so we can leave a lasting and worthy legacy for our children and grand-children.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming elections? What do you think our most important issues are as a nation? Share your views with our visitors.

August 26, 2008 |
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