Saturday, July 30, 2011

The debt debate commentary

It seems all the commentary about the debt debate in the popular media is focused on the Republicans in Congress, especially the "teapartiers"; that they are obstructionist, endangering our credit rating in the name of principle, and so on. What is absent from the commentary is Democrat intransigence; they digging in their heels to protect their spending programs. Bill Clinton even urged the use of the Fourteenth Amendment (Clause 4) to unilaterally raise the debt limit. After all, Congress did authorize the spending in the first place.

What's not being acknowledged—past Congressional actions and who was in control aside—is there is a new sheriff in town. The mindset about spending needs to change. Previous spending authorizations can be rescinded. The growing Federal debt needs to be of greater concern. Going the way of the PIIGS needs to be feared.

The popular media at least needs to get it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Russia, China Block U.N. Council From Linking Climate Change to Peace, Security

Susan Rice is stunned!
And blistering in her rebukes!

So, who is looking out for the welfare of the American citizens?
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice this week issued a blistering rebuke of Russia, China and other countries that blocked the Security Council from adopting a statement linking the threat of climate change to international peace and security.
It certainly isn't Susan Rice and the Obama administration.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Shocking statistic

Here is a shocking statistic about one of our school districts (no, not the story about the cheating going on):
The [Atlanta school] district has 6,000 employees, half of them teachers.
Imagine that! Three-thousand non-teaching employees; one for each teacher!
The next time a lefty wags his finger at you and claims your policies will cause teachers to be laid off, point to the Atlanta school district as an example ripe with opportunity for cost savings.