But the outreach soon turned into a rare public dressing down of the president’s policies with his highest-ranking aide.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
It was supposed to be the White House’s latest make-nice session with corporate America — a visit by Chief of Staff William M. Daley to a meeting with hundreds of manufacturing executives in town to press lawmakers for looser regulations.Clue phone to Daley. Not only are the Obamunists defending the indefensible, they're instituting it.One by one, exasperated executives stood to air their grievances on environmental regulations and stalled free-trade deals. And Daley, the former banker tasked with building ties with industry, found himself looking for the right balance between empathy and defending his boss.
At one point, the room erupted in applause when Massachusetts utility executive Doug Starrett, his voice shaking with emotion, accused the administration of blocking construction on one of his facilities to protect fish, saying government “throws sand into the gears of progress.”
Daley said he did not have many good answers, appearing to throw up his hands in frustration at what he called “bureaucratic stuff that’s hard to defend.”
“Sometimes you can’t defend the indefensible,” he said.
Now let me ask you. With all these draconian, job killing regulations, legislation and taxation who gets hurt more.
1) One of the executives who showed up at this meeting
2) A microbiologist
3) An unemployed utility worker
4) Lil Wayne
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
At the risk of being outed as some sort of jingoistic savant, I still believe this is the greatest country in the world.
But it's not just the opinion of an over caffeinated accountant, it's based on the fact that millions of people want to come into this country and few leave to other venues.
Well, that used to be the case. Now it looks like more people want to escape this country.
So ask yourself this question. Are these people renouncing their citizenship rich people or poor ones?
Oh, and how much in tax revenues are lost as a result of these renouncements.
More.... and More.....
ELECTRIC cars could produce higher emissions over their lifetimes than petrol equivalents because of the energy consumed in making their batteries, a study has found.The article doesn't even mention the environmental costs of battery disposal.
An electric car owner would have to drive at least 129,000km before producing a net saving in CO2. Many electric cars will not travel that far in their lifetime because they typically have a range of less than 145km on a single charge and are unsuitable for long trips. Even those driven 160,000km would save only about a tonne of CO2 over their lifetimes.
The British study, which is the first analysis of the full lifetime emissions of electric cars covering manufacturing, driving and disposal, undermines the case for tackling climate change by the rapid introduction of electric cars.
But hey, if it keeps Government Motors afloat it must be good. Right?
A few days ago I was listening to some discussion on the radio about the stimulus just as was driving by a location where one of these signs was planted.
As I drove through the area, I noticed the sign was down now. I looked around the road but didn't see what had been done.
Was the whole stimulus program simply to put up the signs and then take them down?
Maybe the NY Times can pull one of their Sarah Palin email investigators off the case long enough to investigate why Little Tony is cruising around in an unregistered automobile.........
Lying about sexting apparently isn't Rep. Anthony Weiner's only gray area.
When Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn) was photographed by the Daily News fleeing the Capitol in his Nissan Pathfinder, it was clear the July 2007 registration sticker in his window was expired, and there was no inspection sticker to be seen. Weiner, through a staffer, said the 1988 Nissan Pathfinder was registered in New York State.
Not so, said the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
The New York license plate bolted on Weiner's Pathfinder - US Congress 9 - had expired as of 2006, according to the DMV.
"That license plate should not be on a car," a DMV spokeswoman said. It wasn't even issued to the Pathfinder, but to another one of Weiner's cars, a Honda, according to vehicle records.