Friday, February 3, 2012

THYME Magazine

Citizen Journalism with a Better Flavor

Volume IV, Issue VI

Star Parker has the C.U.R.E., (photo: Center for Urban Renewal and Education

Obama's Vision Puts America Last [click to read] by Star Parker

"The theme that President Barack Obama gave to his State of the Union address was "An America Built to Last." But his vision would be better described as "An America Built to Be Last."

As the president asked us to be patient and keep drinking the same Kool-Aid he's been serving up for three years, The New York Times reported that the Federal Reserve's latest assessment of our economy is that "... a full recovery is years away."

Even his most loyal constituency -- black Americans -- is losing patience. In Gallup's latest tracking poll, the black approval rate for Obama was 79 percent. This is 17 points below the 96 percent of blacks who voted for him in 2008, and the first time that black approval has dropped under 80 percent." -- Star Parker

Preet Bharara may be 'the man who is busting Wall Street' in the 'other' weekly news magazine but it is Barack Hussaen Obama who's breaking Main Street. Americans for Prosperity reports that 70% of jobs are created by small business. Most stimulous money has benefitted government and larger unionized industries. The people who create the lion's share of new jobs are saddled by tax burden and regulation. The car industry may have been energized by 'cash for clunkers' but construction and other industries languish.

Government policies were largely to blame for the creation of bad mortgages in the first place. Rebundling them as 'investments' by Wall Street was a way of dumping all these bad mortgages on the market. Wall Street is indeed culpable, but who will clean up Fannie and Freddy?

In Wisconsin, Governor Walker has restored health to state finances by standing up to the unions. In Virginia, Bob McDonnell has eased the burdens on business to attract new jobs to the area, creating a model for the rest of the country to follow.

Creating our own energy would require the creation of many jobs. The Keystone Pipeline project, recently shot down by the administration, would have benefitted the average American greatly by delivering a dependable flow of resources from a stable North American field. Likewise, Offshore exploration off of the coast of Virginia would have benefitted our local economy. Exploration would have brought money and jobs to our state first then the sale of resources would have benefitted all Virginians for decades to come.

Cutting corporate rates to match those of other industrialized nations would spur growth in our manufacturing economy.

The profile of this dredging rig is far greater than that of any oil rig fifty miles out.


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