Saturday, September 29, 2012

Great Take On Things

This is a great point of view for all Americans to consider.  You are who you believe yourself to be.  You can choose to be a victim or a survivor seeking a better life.  I am inspired by the push back on the parties.  The Angry Middle needs to be heard.  There are a bunch of people in the exact same boat because of mismanagement by Washington.  We need to feed this anger and funnel it into a new party that respects America and Americans.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Future

Here is a nice bucket of ice water for a Saturday morning.  Globalization is a good thing for the guys at the bottom and a bad thing for the guys at top.  With rapid transportation and immediate information sharing the world has become very small place, which in a lot of ways is a good thing.  In the standard of living arena, it is the great equalizer because poor people the world around see and seek a better way of life. Because companies are in the business to make money, those same poor people get the opportunity to provide cheap labor and achieve that better life.  This is not a bad thing for them because it immediately raises their standard of living and over time they build that better standard of living.  All praise the global economy for making the world a better place for all human beings.

But, from whom do these industrious workers "steal" their work from?  The hard working labors of countries that have forgotten that businesses are in the business of making money.  The business world balances all costs against revenues, with profits being the deciding vote.  So, if you raise the cost of doing business in your country businesses will seek lower cost alternatives elsewhere.  So what happens when we the voters force our government to punish those greedy businesses with punitive tax rates and ever changing regulatory requirements?  Of course we need those greedy businesses to pay for exploiting our workers and making money because to do otherwise is "unAmerican".  Really?

But, who pays for these higher taxes and regulatory costs?  Do you really think that businesses pay these?  We the People pay those costs in one of two ways.  The first way if we are lucky, we pay in higher costs for the products we buy.  It is just plain smart business to pass on higher costs to the consumer.  Those greedy bastards passing off the costs to us like that, outrageous I say time to get the tar and feathers.  The fact is that you still want the stuff, so you will pay the higher price.  The second and far more devastating way we pay is in lost jobs.  If the cost of doing business gets too high, those greedy bastards move the jobs elsewhere.  Because if they don't find a way to lower their costs they can't stay in business.  Any business has to make money and to do that they have to factor in the costs of taxes, labor, and shipping against the price the market will allow.  By moving jobs to X country full of poor people, you may be able to rebalance that equation back into your favor.  If you were in  business would you not do the same?

But, who is at fault for this migration?  Is it those greedy bastards in business that need to be competitive and make the most money possible? Is it the poor people who just want a better life? Is it the consumer that wants cheep stuff? Or maybe it is those career criminal politician that just wants your vote?  I say it is all the above because it is human nature to want more and to be successful.  So what does this mean for us at the top of the labor market?  Either we make it profitable to produce in America or we will see the trend continue.  I am saying that we need to stop allowing/forcing our government to punish businesses for providing us jobs.  We need to realize that hard work is not a punishment, but rather an opportunity for a better life.

Hard work you say.  Yes, hard work. Hard work combined with the best legal system in the world made this country truly work, which resulted in the world's highest standard of living.  Businesses would flock back to America, if we reduced their costs especially their tax & regulation burden.  We could provided them with an abundant skilled labor force at a reasonable cost.  I am not saying pay American workers pennies on the dollar, but rather make the balance sheet work in our favor, instead of against us.  Lower taxes, remove the overseas shipping cost, and provide stable reasonable labor rates, so even the greedist of bastards could see the advantage of moving work back to our shores.  We still won't be able to compete in all market areas, but would you rather be building washing machines or flip-flops?

I say bring on the global marketplace and allow open competition because we have a huge advantage because we are the consumers.  Plus, we might still have an outstanding labor pool of smart and willing workers.  Lets once again lead the world in making America the best place to do business, vice the place to get soaked by our government.  If you want jobs then stop making is a bad place to do business by electing yahoos.  Cut or eliminate corporate taxes.  Stop changing government regulation at the drop of the special interest hat.  Stop putting unrealistic labor demands on companies, such as fines for not providing health insurance or making so expensive because you refuse to allow world wide competition rates.

Now is the time that we need to start making realistic choices about where this country is headed.  If we don't choose wisely, this country will end up just another tale of greatness befallen by bread & circuses. With 50% of the people reliant on the government for their livelihood, we are at the tipping point.  Wake up America!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Full Speed "Ahead"

I very good take on how to let the air out of the Joker's Forward slogan. Forward to Destruction is nice or Forward Over the Cliff is even better.  We need to continually frame the Joker's presidency as a failure to move the country in the right direction regardless of his insistence on catchy phases.  Forward to the Destruction of America is the only thing that lays ahead for US if he is re-elected.  We need to move towards jobs, smaller government, and significant federal spending cuts.  We need to move towards prosperity and away from socialism and state-ism.  We need to get the word out that Forward with the Joker is no way to go.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Something to think about!

I tale of gloom for the future that starts right here and now with the November election.  There is rumbling in the news about a drop in our credit rating, which gets the snowball rolling.  Pretty soon we will be borrowing every dollar we spend and all revenue will be going to service our skyrocketing debt.  I have said here a few months back that unless we fix government spending we are doomed to become a banana republic where our money isn't worth the paper it is printed on.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tough Year

I have to apologize for not producing my usual volume of original material or mining of good articles.  As life would have it, I have been busy finding a new job because of my current one is quickly coming to an end.  It was somewhat of a surprise, but the bad news is that there are very few jobs out there for a Nuclear Project Manager.  It looks like it is going to take a trip across country to SC to find a job.  The boss is not happy to be leaving the desert, but she understands that we need me to work and I have to go to where the work it.

This fall really hasn't changed my opinion on the Presidential race because I absolutely what the Joker out, but Mittens is a poor substitute for a true finical conservative.  He is probably the worse kind of "conservative", he is conservative on social issues, while believing in big government solutions are the answer.  I would love to support Gov. Johnson with my vote in November and I still might, but not at risking four more with the Joker.

I have absolutely hated this election cycle because their should have been strong fiscally conservative candidates willing to run, but if there were they were run off by the far right because of social issues or just plain poor campaigning.  I would love to see a new party made up of fiscal conservatives like Huntsman, Johnson, and Christie.  These guys all have negatives when you look at them using the social mior, but they understand the party is over and all the other people's money has been spent.

What are we to do now that we have a solidly crappy choice at the top of the ticket and several down ticket for the Senate and House.  We have to continue to work hard to get as many fiscally conservative  candidates elected and let the other chips fall where they may.  I stinks that with our country on the verge of collapse, this is the best crop of candidates we could field.  It is truly depressing and are we really better off than we were four years ago?  How about twelve years ago?  We have had poor fiscally leadership for over a decade and it is the fault of both major parties.

We need change and a real choice on how to fix this mess, so we will have to wait another two years and another four years to fix the White House.  Make sure that you get the word out on your dissatisfaction with the crap the parties are shoveling our way.  We need to force better choices out of both parties or support an upstart third party.  I say weather the crap of this cycle and start preparing the way for the next.  You need to start early and get on the ballot in all 50 states, which will take serious time and money because the parties won't give up easily.  For the first time in history we have the ability to have a truly grassroots party that reflects the concerns of the people vice the ambitions of the career criminals in Washington.

We need a new choice and we need to start working now to make sure we are ready in 2014 and 2016.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Taxes Paid

I have always hated the class warfare of the federal tax scheme, regardless of where I was on the scale.  I believe in a straight tax that is the same for each and every American citizen regardless of their success or lack of it.  It also means that the poor will pay taxes and have skin in the game of federal overreach.  If the feds feel they don't have enough they could attempt to raise taxes, but that would hurt the poorest of us the most, this used to be the check on out of control spending.  Failure to have this check on their spending the feds have been on a spending spree without restraint.

They use class warfare to hide their criminal activities and a majority of Americans let them because it used to be other people's money they were wasting, but that isn't the case any longer.  It current feeling in Washington is that every dime you earn through your hard work and dedication is not yours because you didn't build that.  They promise to make it all fair by taking from the "rich" and giving it to the hard working poor that have been screwed by the corporations.  This is the current BS that both parties shovel because it keeps them in power because government knows best, this is a LIE!  We the People know best and we need to take back this country.

I have agree with my libertarian friends at RationalNation that we have to support people other than the Joker and Mittens.  We have to be vocal and convince as many people we can that there is another choice.  We will all have to choose as we feel best on November 6th, but up to that point we need to work to inform and educate as many as we can on the failures of the two major parties to fix America's problems through their lies and attacks.  We need to show them that there is another choice and Gary Johnson is that choice.  We need to start the awakening the middle to the possibility of a fiscally conservative, limited government that is based on the Constitution, that believes in a strong national defense, but believes we know how to run out lives.

Gary Johnson for President!