Friday, September 28, 2012


“Not since the grim days of the Great Depression has New York City had 20,000 children sleeping homeless each night,” said Patrick Markee, senior policy analyst with the Coalition for the Homeless (NY Daily News)
Help the poor? Obama’s government is helping the rich and the politically connected. What have the poor ever done for Obama?

GM’s stock (Which We the Taxpayers hold billions worth) is tanking, and here’s a big reason why:
Nearly two years after the introduction of the path-breaking plug-in hybrid, GM is still losing as much as $49,000 on each Volt it builds, according to estimates provided to Reuters by industry analysts and manufacturing experts.
Cheap Volt lease offers meant to drive more customers to Chevy showrooms this summer may have pushed that loss even higher. There are some Americans paying just $5,050 to drive around for two years in a vehicle that cost as much as $89,000 to produce. (Reuters)
Obama robbed the taxpayers to bail out his GM and UAW cronies, and now GM wants us to do them another favor by selling the stock back to them for half of what we paid for it.  See how this works?  They screw us coming and going.  This is how Obama "fixes" things.

The bailout was illegal and the waste of taxpayer dollars is immoral.  With Obama success like this, who needs failure?

The Democrats’ GM Fiction


-FJ said...

Hey, at least the UAW got their ridiculously expensive
pension system funded.

FreeThinke said...

Because just-under 50% of the electorate don't pay income taxes, and because probably that same 50% are a bunch of peons and welfare recipients who don't know from nothin' and AIN'T interested in LEARNING, information like this will not have a significant impact.

And then there are the "lib-ber-ulls," who are so enamored of their pet theories and so zealous in support of their pet causes, they don't give a flying f-ck WHAT the COST might be -- as long as it can be shifted to the TAXPAYERS.

After all, haven't "lib-ber-ulls" been at war with the Gainfully Employed, the High Achievers in Commerce, and Those who Practice Thrift and Prudence in their personal affairs for over a century?

" ...The world's gone mad today.
Good's bad today,
Black's white today,
Day's night today.
Most guys today,
That women prize today
Are just silly gigolos ..."

That's an OLD song, so the condition we decry have become ENDEMIC.


Get used to it. It's here to stay.

~ FreeThinke

Rational Nation USA said...

"lib-ber-ulls" excel in the perverse art of evasion FT. Been like that as you say for over a hundred years... Continuing to become ever more prevalent and part of the American "fabric."

Anonymous said...

And didn't the Pentagon just place an order for 1500 Volts? patronage! That is what Obama knows.

Z said...

'What have the poor ever done for Obama?'

VOTED for him, for one thing. And they will again if they don't start understanding he's done nothing for them but make them even more dependent on freebies, breaking their spirits and their futures.

Ducky's here said...

Let's revisit the don't pay income taxes, Freethinker.

The two main issues in this campaign are Obamacare and tax policy.
Now we have been through the origins of Romneycare and Obamacare at the Heritage Foundation so let's move on to the 47%.
The largest factor is the earned income tax credit which grew from a proposal by noted Marxist economist, Milton Friedman. That's right, Friedman. Now why don't you go research his thinking on the issue.

My point is that the current right wing besides having a defective knowledge of history has rejected sound conservative thought for far right Randian stupidity.

And that is what bothers me most about the current right. No matter that you try to understand them it keeps getting back to their ignorance and greed. And that ignorance is so profound it borders on stupidity.

Silverfiddle said...

@ FT: "Get used to it. It's here to stay."

I'm afraid you will be proven right.

Ducky: The ignorance is yours. Rand is not a rightwinger, and your cartoon talking point about Heritage and Obamacare is a cute cartoon mean for the third-grade lever msnbc watchers that serves only as another leftist canard to avoid talking about how progressive statism has flushed us down the toilet.

And Ducky, unlike you cult of personality leftists, we do not owe allegiance to persons, but rather to ideas. Friedman was a Chicago School economist, not a "Randian" or an Austrian, so get your facts straight.

Friedman started from some good principles, but in the end he's just another money manipulator, Yin to Bernanke's Yang.

When you spout such nonsense you wreck your credibility.

Bunkerville said...

But they got their free phone..what more do they need?

Constitutional Insurgent said...

"But they got their free phone..what more do they need?"

They can thank successive Administrations dating back to reagan for that.

dc said...

Also they had to get the Algae out of the 'appearance pond' and that cost $34M of the borrowed (un)Stimulus fun-ds - didn't work, need more money to make it look nice. The scum is reflective of the source.
Some don't care that 'the guy's a plant' to take down America - they're "con-dictioned" (hypnotized), thinking they are "important" in the eyes of those who careless about them (use, abuse, throw-aways). Sad but true!

skudrunner said...

The current incompetent incumbent had declared war on the middle class and small business. He stated that Obamacare will net be paid for with a tax increase.

SCOTUS had a different opinion and if anyone read the act, there is a 2.3% tax on Medical Devices, won't that mean they will cost more or are the manufacturers suppose to just eat that tax.

The rich take care of themselves and the poor are taken care of but the middle class is the one most affected by Obama's tax increases.

Always On Watch said...

To my knowledge, every American who can possibly do so takes advantage of LEGAL TAX LOOPHOLES.

So what?

Should only the wealthy who take advantage of the various loopholes be criticized? I think not.

Always On Watch said...

Coming soon? A United Nations global redistribution tax?

Ed Bonderenka said...

I was driving home tonight (from a plant that assembles Volt interiors) and I heard on the radio that Detroit Edison is looking to buy photo-voltaic installations.
They have to, to meet some standard of 10% green they have to meet.
Whether it makes sense economically or not.

Thersites said...

Picking green energy "winners" over brown energy "losers" is what government's ALL about, now.

Thersites said...

Fashioning eyeglasses for a blind "Plutus"(Aristophanes).

Ducky's here said...

@Silverfiddle --- Friedman was a Chicago School economist, not a "Randian" or an Austrian, so get your facts straight.

Did I say otherwise? I assumed you knew.

But this is typical when you back away and start pulling stuff out of the air.

Here's the bottom line of my post.

The fringe right doesn't know current conservative history.
The fringe right doesn't know early American history.
The fringe right can't get their ignorant noses out of the Austrian Book of Common Prayer.
The fringe right is consumed by conspiracy theories. Z is the best source of this insanity. The latest "film" is a production of the White House in conjunction with the Muslim Brotherhood.

You've joined the rest of the fringe rejecting any possible moderation and walking off the pier. You reject compromise even when it has been effective and don't understand that the lack of any progressive force in this nation is a cause for concern.

Aries said...

So,my friends. The only way that anything is going to change is at the ballot box. Lets get out there and vote, lets not give this election away.

-FJ said...


You kill me, duckman. The Left's problem is that it knowseven less than the right.... yet bluster differently.

-FJ said...


You kill me, duckman. The Left's problem is that it knowseven less than the right.... yet bluster differently.

Liberalmann said...

"knowseven less?' Wow, so profoundyou had topost ittwice, eh? Seems you're the one who 'knowseven less.'

-FJ said...


You kill me, duckman. The Left's problem is that it knowseven less than the right.... yet bluster differently.

-FJ said...

3x a charm.

Silverfiddle said...

You're still confused, Ducky. Austrians are not fringe right, they are libertarians.

You have nothing to rebut my blog post, because it is black and white true, you you go off on ad hominem tangents.

Moderation? Compromise?

How do you moderately compromise on Obama policies that continually add to the already burgeoning rolls of the poor and indigent?

How do you moderately compromise on just how much free taxpayer money to throw at politically-connected unions and corporations?

Solyndra and these battery powered crap boxes are just the tip of the progressive statist iceberg, but I don't want to interrupt you from parking your head in Obama's ass (when it's not in your own).

Kid said...

Youtube. current CEO of GM, "7 of 10 GM vehicles are made out of country: Some of those are obvilusly sold out of country too, Ford does it, been in England a long time.
But GM was bailed out to 'save American Jobs' No reality there.
GM was bailed out to keep it from going bankrupt, No reality there, stock went to zero, everyone holding it lost all.

I think there are just enough people who wouldn't buy a GM with a gun to their head that GM is not going to recover, and wall street agrees, the stock price is well below the IPO of the new GM stock, and they also think GM is going bankrupt again.
Could have saved all this agony and expense and let them go under, to be replaced by healthy ownership, vehicles, and workers.

beamish said...

Buy American. Buy Toyota.

beamish said...

Check out the Government Motors Obamamobile

Ducky's here said...

@Silverfiddle - You're still confused, Ducky. Austrians are not fringe right, they are libertarians.


Silverfiddle said...

What have you demonstrated, Ducky? You're all over the place, and if you had a point to prove, no one knows what it is.

beamish said...

I think Ducky means to say that libertarians are the far right.

I can accept that, as long as he acknowledges that the totalitarians are the far left.

Thersites said...

The new Western Hero.

The Way I See It said...

Oh what a great wise President we have, so smart he didn't need to even bother to attend his own Daily National Security briefing on 9-11, because no one is smarter than he.
Despite all warnings from the US Military and Republicans he started his presidency and announced a withdrawal date from Afghanistan and thought he could actually win after announcing his intention to leave, what a dolt.
He publicly denies Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and practically invite the Muslims back in to re take the place, and still we're told that Jewish people still intend to vote for the man, I'll believe it when I see it.

Hopefully if things go really well in November, Obama will lose the election, and then Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio would escort Obama back to Kenya.

beamish said...

Hopefully if things go really well in November, Obama will lose the election, and then Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio would escort Obama back to Kenya.

It's not going to turn out that way. The prospect of Obama's second term destroying an America that deems Mitt Romney a "conservative" is far too enticing.

Leticia said...

Sometimes you just want to walk into the White House and act like Donald Trump and say, "Obama YOU'RE FIRED!"

He's robbed this country into a horrible recession and people are hungry, struggling and still, prices keep rising.

I can't believe I am paying $4.08 for one gallon of milk! Bloody hell!

The Way I See It said...

I will not be watching debates - Obama is a , a liar, a socialist, and all around creep. Someone mentioned Watergate - that also was a democratic set up and amounted to nothing. Nixon should never have resigned and he should have had more support from the Republicans. Give the democratics a chance and they will give the whole country away you can see it right now as they placate to the Muslims.
The damage is already done and all the people are interested in are things like American Idol or Dancing with the Stars.
Our enemies must to be delighted at the ineptness and incompetence of the Obama Administration. Is it November yet?

Rational Nation USA said...

The oligarchs have done an eceedingly superb job of orchestrating that which we see today. As the electorate keeps vacillating between tweedle dee and tweedle dum they continue to grow their power.

Have a rosey day dreaming all the political wars will make I differance.

Ducky's here said...

@Leticia -- Sometimes you just want to walk into the White House and act like Donald Trump and say, "Obama YOU'RE FIRED!"
I'd rather cut off my unit with a power tool than act like Donald Trump.

OD357 said...

I drive Fords. Have so for 35+ years. Currently own three. They didn't take a dime. They can fly corporate jets all day long as far as I'm concerned. They sell me a good product for a fair price. Deal made. They can use profits as they want.

Radical Redneck said...

Wubba Duckie, Are you always so stupid or is today a special occasion?
You couldn't "act like like Donald Trump" if your life depended on it. In fact your not even fit to shine his shoes, but I'll admit you would make a very good Shoe Shine Boy!

But, keep talking, someday you'll say something intelligent!