Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Life in Obamatopia

Years ago, I had a friend in the car business who owned a car dealership. He told me that every car dealer in Ohio world was breaking one of, probably, several laws that pertain to car dealerships.

For the most part, the state turns a blind eye. But if you get cross with the profession and/or the state, the wrath of God will be coming down on you.

The same is probably true of my business. I'm sure that if every file from every firm were inspected for some violation, we would all be in  some sort of deep doo doo with the various compliance agencies.

That's how I feel about these dip shit regulations from the Labor Dept. try to move through............


Under pressure from farming advocates in rural communities, and following a report by The Daily Caller, the Obama administration withdrew a proposed rule Thursday that would have applied child labor laws to family farms.
Critics complained that the regulation would have drastically changed the extent to which children could work on farms owned by family members. The U.S. Department of Labor cited public outcry as the reason for withdrawing the rule.

“The decision to withdraw this rule — including provisions to define the ‘parental exemption’ — was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of the proposed rules on small family-owned farms,” the Department said in a press release Thursday evening. “To be clear, this regulation will not be pursued for the duration of the Obama administration.”

Now just imagine that a very outspoken republican had a child who jumped on a tractor to go bale some hay. You don't think the feds would comedown on them like a ton of bricks?

If not, just watch the video of this dolt and tell me again..............








Life in "Progress" City - Portland edition

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Life in "Progress" City - LA edition


When the nation’s second largest city teeters on the verge of bankruptcy, local elected officials – and especially taxpayers elsewhere – ought to take it as a wake-up call and ponder the evident public policy blunders that laid the groundwork for such an unnecessary scenario.

Los Angeles’ potential bankruptcy and $238 million budget shortfall were predictable and preventable. So predictable in fact that former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan warned of the looming crisis in a Wall Street Journal editorial in 2010. Now he says bankruptcy may be just a year away.

What underscores this municipal catastrophe is the undue influence of public employee unions on city expenditures, irresponsible decisions by elected leaders and unsustainable benefit structures practically germane to the government sector.
When reporting the projected budget gap for the 2012-13 fiscal year, L.A.’s chief administrative officer, Miguel Santana, noted that the budget shortfall is likely to be much greater – $427 million – by 2014-15, if drastic action is not taken.
Ominous as the projections are, they understate the forthcoming structural challenges in L.A.

A study released earlier this month by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research estimated that each of the city’s three independent pension funds are unfunded by billions of dollars: the City of Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System is $9.25 billion unfunded; the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System is $11.32 billion unfunded; and the City of Los Angeles Water and Power Employees’ Retirement System is $6.59 billion unfunded. To put the numbers in context, L.A.’s 2011-12 operating budget is $6.87 billion, according to the city.

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