15 Facts About The Imploding U.S. Economy That The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You To See

You are about to see undeniable evidence that the U.S. economy has been slowing down for quite some time.  And it is vital that we focus on the facts, because all over the Internet you are going to find lots and lots of people that have opinions about what is going on with the economy.  And of course the mainstream media is always trying to spin things to make Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton look good, because those that work in the mainstream media are far more liberal than the American population as a whole.  It is true that I also have my own opinions, but as an attorney I learned that opinions are not any good unless you have facts to back them up.  So please allow me a few moments to share with you evidence that clearly demonstrates that we have already entered a major economic slowdown.  The following are 15 facts about the imploding U.S. economy that the mainstream media doesn’t want you to see…

1. Industrial production has now declined for nine months in a row.  We havenever seen this happen outside of a recession in all of U.S. history.

2. U.S. commercial bankruptcies have risen on a year over year basis for seven months in a row and are now up 51 percent since September.

3. The delinquency rate on commercial and industrial loans has been rising since January 2015.

4. Total business sales in the United States have been steadily dropping since the middle of 2014.  No, I did not say 2015.  Total business sales have been in declinefor nearly two years now, and we just found out that they dropped again

Total business sales in the US did in April what they’ve been doing since July 2014: they dropped: -2.9% from a year ago, to $1.28 trillion (not adjusted for seasonal differences and price changes), the Censuses Bureau reported on Tuesday. That’s where sales had been in April 2013!

5. U.S. factory orders have been dropping for 18 months in a row.

6. The Cass Shipping Index has been falling on a year over year basis for 14 consecutive months.

7. U.S. coal production has dropped to the lowest level in 35 years.

8. Goldman Sachs has its own internal tracker of the U.S. economy, and it has fallen to the lowest level since the last recession.

9. JPMorgan’s “recession indicators” have risen to the highest level that we have seensince the last recession.

10. Federal tax receipts and state tax receipts usually both start to fall as we enter a new recession, and that is precisely what is taking place right now.

11. The Federal Reserve’s Labor Market Conditions Index has been falling for five months in a row.

12. The employment numbers that the government released for last month were the worst that we have seen in six years.

13. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, layoff announcements at major firms are running 24 percent higher this year than they were at this time last year.

14. Online job postings on the business networking site LinkedIn have been declining steadily since February after 73 months in a row of growth.

15. The number of temporary workers in the United States peaked and started falling precipitously before the recession of 2001 even started.  The exact same thing happened just prior to the beginning of the 2008 recession.  So would it surprise you to learn that the number of temporary workers in the United States peaked in December and has fallen dramatically since then?

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Earlier today, we learned that two of our biggest corporations will be laying off even more workers.  Bank of America, which is holding more of our money than any other bank in the country, has announced that it is going to be cutting about 8,000 more workers

Bank of America is expected to reduce staffing in its consumer banking division by as many as 8,000 more jobs.

The nation’s largest retail bank by deposits has already reduced the staffing in its consumer division from more than 100,000 in 2009 to about 68,400 as of the end of the first quarter of 2016, said Thong Nguyen, Bank of America’s president of retail banking and co-head of consumer banking at the Morgan Stanley Financials Conference Tuesday.

And Wal-Mart has announced that it is going to be eliminating “back-office accounting jobs” at approximately 500 locations

Walmart is going to cut some back-office accounting jobs at about 500 stores in a bid to become more efficient.

The job cuts will occur mostly at stores mostly in the West and involve accounting and invoicing workers, says spokesman Kory Lundberg. Instead, bookkeeping functions will be switched to Walmart’s home office in Bentonville, Ark. Cash at the stores will be counted by machine.

Day after day we are hearing about more layoffs like this.  So why would this be happening if the U.S. economy truly was in “recovery mode”?

Even with how manipulated the GDP numbers are these days, Barack Obama is on course to be the only president in all of U.S. history to never have a single year when the economy grew by at least 3 percent.  The truth is that our economy has been stuck in the mud ever since the end of the last recession, and now a major new downturn has clearly already begun.

And you want to know who else realizes this?

Foreign investors do.

Last month, foreign investors dumped U.S. debt at the fastest pace ever recorded

Foreign investors sold a record amount of U.S. Treasury bonds and notes for the month of April, according to U.S. Treasury Department data on Wednesday, as investors priced in a few more rate increases by the Federal Reserve this year.

Foreigners sold $74.6 billion in U.S. Treasury debt in the month, after purchases of $23.6 billion in March. April’s outflow was the largest since the U.S. Treasury Department started recording Treasury debt transactions in January 1978.

There is no debate any longer – the next economic crisis is already here.  This is so abundantly obvious at this point that even George Soros has been feverishly dumping stocks and buying gold.

We can argue about whether the U.S. economy started turning down in late 2015, early 2015 or late 2014, and it is good to have those debates.

But at the end of the day, what is far more important is what is ahead.  Fortunately, our downturn has been fairly gradual so far, and let us hope that it stays that way for as long as possible.

In much of the rest of the world, things are already in full-blown panic mode.  For instance, Venezuela was once the wealthiest nation in South America, but now peopleare literally hunting cats and dogs for food.

Absent a major “black swan event” of some sort, we won’t see that happening in the United States for at least a while yet, but without a doubt we are steamrolling toward a major economic depression.

Unfortunately for all of us, there isn’t anything that any of our politicians are going to be able to do to stop it.

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  • JohnDille

    SOMEONE FINALLY STANDS UP TO YOUR RIGHT WING STUPIDITY AND SELFISHNESS… AND YOU CALL IT IRRATIONAL ANGER??? NO WONDER YOU REPUBLICANS ARE SO GOD AWFUL STUPID!!! SOMEONE TELLS YOU THE TRUTH… AND YOU TOTALLY IGNORE THEM OR BAD MOUTH THEM AND CALL THEM IRRATIONAL… WHEN… IF YOU WOULD SIMPLY OPEN UP YOUR CLOSED MINDS AND ACTUALLY LISTEN… YOU WOULD REALIZE THAT WE ARE WARNING YOU THAT YOU REPUBLICANS NEED TO STOP BEING SO FREAKING ARROGANT AND SELFISH AND PIG HEADED!!! CONSIDER ME A RATTLE SNAKE…. MY RATTLER IS A WARNING TO YOU RIGHT WING IDIOTS!!! YOU WILL BACK OFF AND CHANGE COURSE… OR YOU WILL GET BIT… BADLY!!!

  • JJDOC

    The main differences between you and me is that you look at people who have financial success, assume it is unfair with no evidence, and want to figure out a way to take it away. On the other hand, I look at my success and want to figure out a way to allow others to be as successful. In addition, you look at taxes and regulations, redistribution of wealth, and a giant bloated government with entitlements as an eventual way to success. I look at what helps my own success which includes hard work and God’s help, as well as, getting government out of the way with lower taxes, lower government spending and lower regulations. Yes, corporate cronyism will make some people very wealthy. Government buying some people off will make some quite rich. However, that is a very small number and mostly uses highly unethical processes. Government should be in the business of creating a just and fair playing field, not in spending tax payer dollars picking the winners and losers in society like Communist overlords. Compassion is lowering the taxes, fees and regulations so that anyone can open a business to grow and succeed by their own hard work. Unfortunately, you truly believe that more government and more regulations will create success. That will never make sense to me, nor will it be a fair and compassionate approach for the vast majority. Big, bloated government is unfair, unjust and lacks compassion. I look at my success and want to figure out a way to allow others to be as successful. While currying favor from big government through cronyism, and from tax payers largesse at the hands of crafty politicians, will truly enrich a handful. The vast majority will only succeed like I did through personal responsibility, government getting out of the way so that people can try and perhaps fail, try again and eventually succeed without going broke or breaking down. It looks like we will have to agree to disagree on this issue.

  • JJDOC

    Thank you for your good wishes, and I will ignore the rest of your angry rant. Your anger and vitriol is misdirected. I understand. In the end, it is all in God’s hands.

  • JohnDille

    AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!! IF YOUR RIGHT WING MASTERS CONTINUE TO HAVE THEIR WAY… AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WILL… YOU ARE GOING TO NEED ALL OF THE GOOD LUCK YOU CAN MUSTER!!! YOUR KIDS AND GRAND KIDS AND GREAT GRANDKIDS WILL… FOR SURE!!! I PITY THEM… AND I SORT OF PITY YOU BECAUSE… EVENTUALLY… YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO THEM HOW YOUR ARROGANCE AND SELF CENTEREDNESS AND YOUR WILLINGNESS TO BELIEVE ENDLESS LIES… HAS MADE LIFE INTOLERABLE FOR THEM!

  • JJDOC

    Good luck to you. Have a nice life. Wishing you all the best.

  • JohnDille

    READ WHAT I SAID, FOR ONCE!!! I LIVED THROUGH THAT WHOL CIVIL RIGHTS ERA, AND IS SAW… FIRST HAND… WHAT A RACIST BUNCH OF P RICKS YOU RIGHT WINGERS WERE AND STILL ARE. AND OBVIOUSLY, I NEED TO REMIND YOU THAT ALL THOSE OLD SOUTHERN… MOSTLY… SEGREGATIONIST DEMOCRATS… ARE NOW ALL MOSTLY SOUTHERN SEGREGATIONIST RACIST RIGHT WING REPUBLICANS! YOU AND YOUR RIGHT WING PUPPET BUDDIES HAVE LONG LONG LONG SINCE PERVERTED THE PARTY OF LINCOLN… AND HAVE TURNED IT INTO THE PARTY OF JEFFERSON DAVIS! AND I SAW ALL OF THAT HAPPENING… IN REAL TIME… WITH MY OWN EYES… AND HEARD IT WITH MY OWN EARS… SO YOU CANNOT SUCCESSFULLY DENY IT!!! AT LEAST NOT TO ME… BUT YOU RIGHT WINGERS ARE REALLY GOOD AT LYING TO YOURSELVES AND TO YOUR FELLOW PUPPETS!!! TOO BAD THERE ARE STILL S MANY OF US OLD FARTS AROUND… WHO KNOW THE ACTUAL TRUTH!! DANG LIBERALS… THEY JUST REFUSE TO BELIEVE LIES!!!

  • JJDOC

    Good luck to you. Have a nice life.

  • JJDOC

    You are all over the place. You go from one topic to another to avoid dealing with your incorrect comments. It was Republicans who supported the civil rights movement. It was Democrats in the Senate who filibustered against it. Either way, wishing you all the best.

  • JohnDille

    WHENEVER ONE CAN FINALLY BACK A RIGHT WINGER INTO A CORNER… THEY SIMPLY CHANGE THE SUBJECT INSTEAD OF ADMITTING THEY WERE WRONG! SO, I WILL TAKE YOUR CHANGING OF THE SUBJECT AS A FORM OF SURRENDER.. AS AN ADMISSION THAT YOU ARE JUST FLAT OUT WRONG!!! OF COURSE, I KNEW THAT, ALL ALONG… AND I AM GLAD THAT YOU FINALLY ADMITTED IT… SORT OF!!! YOU RIGHT WINGERS NEED TO STOP LYING TO YOURSLEVES.. CONSTANTLY!!! EVERYONE ELSE KNOWS YOU ARE LYING… SO YOU MAY AS WELL ADMIT IT… AT LEAST TO YOURSELVES!!! AS YOU SAID ABOVE… KNOW THE TRUTH AND IT WILL SET YOU FREE! IT IS TIME FOR YOU RIGHT WINGERS TO FINALLY BECOME FREE HUMA BEINGS!!! THEN MAYBE YOU WILL STOIP BEING SUCH ARROGANT PARANOID SELF CENTRED P RICKS ALL OF THE TIME… AND MAKING LIFE MISERABLE FOR ALL THE REST OF US WITH YOUR LIES AND YOUR ACTIONS BASED ON YOUR ENDLESS LIES!!!

  • JJDOC

    Thank God, through hard work and His help, I have a wonderful family, successful businesses, great friends, and doing volunteer work for the community. I think my version of the world is doing pretty well. I want others to have what I have. I want my children to have my opportunities. Try starting a business today, the Leftists in government have made it so hard and expensive, it is practically impossible. Hopefully, you will take responsibility. Nonetheless, I want to wish you all the best

  • JohnDille

    I AM SO SORRY THAT YOU ARE INCAPABLE OF ADMITTING YOUR BLATANT ERROR!!! IT MUST THE RIGHT WINGER IN YOU… ALWAYS TWISTING THE ACTUAL TRUTH INTOFLAT OUT LIES… AND BRAZEN RIGHT WING LIES INTO ALLEGED TRUTHS!!!

  • JJDOC

    Your version of the minimum wage once Obama became President was completely wrong. My version was completely correct. Take responsibility at least once in your life. Wishing you all the best.

  • JohnDille

    I UESS THAT THAT IS WHY YOU RIGHT WINGERS ARE SUCK MISERABLE PERVERTED CREATURES…. UYOU HAVE NEVER MET A TRUTH THAT YOU COULD AGREE WITH AND BELIEF!!! HERE IS A TRUTH THAT YOU WILL MOST CERTAINLY DENY…..

    Virtual media blackout on emerging Trump campaign scandal with Russia

    Trump officials appeared on every Sunday show but were only asked about it on one network

    On Friday, investigative reporter Michael Isikoff dropped a bombshell story: U.S. officials are investigating secret meetings between a Trump campaign advisor and Russian officials suspected of trying to influence the presidential election.

    U.S. intelligence officials are seeking to determine whether an American businessman identified by Donald Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers has opened up private communications with senior Russian officials — including talks about the possible lifting of economic sanctions if the Republican nominee becomes president, according to multiple sources who have been briefed on the issue.

    The activities of Trump adviser Carter Page, who has extensive business interests in Russia, have been discussed with senior members of Congress during recent briefings about suspected efforts by Moscow to influence the presidential election, the sources said.

    Representatives from the Trump campaign — Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn — appeared on all five major Sunday shows.

    Only CNN’s Jake Tapper asked about Isikoff’s report, directing several questions to Conway.

    Conway denied that Page was part of the campaign. In March, Trump listed Page as one of his five top foreign policy advisers. His actual influence in the campaign is in dispute.

    The failure to ask Flynn, who appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press, about the report was particularly notable. Flynn’s relationship with Russia is a controversy unto itself. He traveled to Russia last year and gave a speech celebrating state-owned Russian media company RT. Flynn will not reveal who paid for his trip.

    Former campaign manager Paul Manafort resigned after allegations emerged that he received millions in illegal payments from a pro-Russian party in Ukraine.

    Trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on the trail. At Trump’s last press conference, in July, he brazenly encouraged Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s email. Russia is suspected of hacking the the DNC’s email and other hacks that appear intended to swing the election to Trump.

    SO… NOW… LET US ALL HEAR YOUR DENIALS AND YOUR SPINS AND YOUR LIES!!! TUNE IN TO FOX NEWS… LIKE YOU APPARENTLY DO ON A DAILY BASIS… AND THEY WILL BRAIN WASH YOU INTO MAKING THE APPROPRIATE RESPONSES!!! WHICH FOR RIGHT WINGERS… STARTS OUT BY TOTALLY IGNORING ISSUES LIKE THIS ONE! BUT WHICH ULTIMNATELY GOES ON TO TWISTING THE TRUTH AND MAKING THE RIGHT WING TRAITORS LOOK LIKE THEY ARE INNOCENT… AND MAKING TOTAL INNOCENTS LOOK GUILTY AS HADES!!! HEAY… THAT IS JUST THE RIGHT WING MODUS OPERANDI… AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN!!! LIKE I SAID… I AM AN OLD MAN… BUT I REMEMBER RIGHT WINGERS USING THE SAME TACTICS AND TELLING THE EXACT SAME KINDS OF LIES… WAY WAY BACK WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER!!! THE BS THAT RIGHT WINGERS SPEW TODAY… IS MOSTLY PRETTY MUCH WORD FOR WORD WHAT RIGHT WINGERS SPEWED WAY BACK THEM… IN THEIR VICIOUS OPPOSITION TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THE EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN MOVEMENT!!!

  • JohnDille

    MY VERSION… TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM WIKIPEDIA… IS MOSTLY THE SAME AS WHAT I NOTED… EXCEPT THE PROCESS ON PASSAGE ONLY TOOK 4 AND HALF MONTHS… INSTEAD OF THE 7 MONTHS I INCORRECTLY REMEMBERED!!! IN YOUR VERSION… BUSH PASSED THE MINIMUM WAGE BILL WITH HIS ACTIVE SUPPORT! IN THE REAL WORLD… BUSH HELD THE MINIMUM WAGE BILL… AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE DEMOCRATS PACKAGE OF BILLS… HOSTAGE!!! HE DEMANDED… AND GOT… YET ANOTHER BIG TAX CUT FOR THE RICH!!! WITHOUT THAT BIG TAX CUT FOR BUSINESS… BUSH AND HIS REPUBLIAN ALLIES WOULD HAVE BLOCKED THAT MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE… JUST AS REPUBLICANS HAVE BLOCKED ALMOST ALL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES… OVER THE YEARS…. EXCEPT THOSE THEY PASSED WHEN THEY COULD EXTORT DEMOCRATS… AND/OR WHEN REPUBLICANS WERE IN A POLITICALLY WEAK POSITION… AS WAS THE CASE WHEN NIXON AND FORD WENT ALONG WITH BIG MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES BACK IN THE 1970’S!!! I SHOULD NOTE… THAT BETWEEN 1967 AND 1981, DEMOCRATS RAMMED THROUGH 15 MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES… OR MORE ACCURATELY, THE MINUIMUM WAGE INCREASED 15 TIMES BASED ON 6 OR 7 ACTS OF CONGRESS. ONE OF THOSE INCREASES… THAT WENT INTO EFFECT IN FEBRUARY 1968… IF ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION… WOULD NOW BE WORTH $ 11.30 AN HOUR… WHICH MEANS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO BOOST THE CURRENT FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE BY 56% JUST TO GET IT BACK TO WHAT IT WAS WAY WAY BACK IN 1968! AND WHICH I REMEMBER WELL… BECAUSE IT RAISED MY WAGES BY MORE THAN 25%. ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION… 1968 AND 1969 WERE BY FAR MY BEST INCOME YEARS… EVER… IN MY ENTIRE 50 PLUS WORKING YEARS OF LIFE!!! OF COURSE… DEMOCRATS WERE IN CONTROL OF THINGS BACK THEN… SO THERE WERE PLENTY OF JOBS… AND WAGES WERE GOOD… AND RISING… FOR EVERYONE! I WOULD WORK 6 NIGHTS A WEEK AND GO TO SCHOOL MOST OF THE DAY… EXCEPT IN SUMMER WHEN I WORKED ON FARMS INSTEAD OF GOING TO SCHOOL, THEN WOULD DO MY FACTORY JOB AT NIGHT. REPUBLICANS HAD NOT YET OPENED UP THE BORDERS TO ILLEGALS… SO BACK THEN… ANY HALF WAY HEALTHY KID WHO WANTED TO WORK… COULD… AND THEY EARNED GOOD WAGES FOR THEIR WORK!!! THEN REPUBLICANS STARTED HIRING ILLEGALS… AND PAYING THEM FAR LESS THAN WHAT A HIGH SCHOOL KID COULD AND DID EARN DOING THE EXACT SAME WORK!!! NEEDLESS TO SAY… STARTING ABOUT 1970… FARM WORK FOR AMERICAN BORN KIDS TOTALLY DISAPPEARED…. AND WITHIN A FEW MORE YEARS, MOST OTHER KINDS OF JOBS STARTED GOING TO ILLEGALS, AS WELL… AND WAGES STARTED DROPPING LIKE A ROCK!!! AND A FEW YEARS LATER, REAGAN TOOK OVER AND THEN THINGS REALLY GOT BAD!!! ILLEGALS TOOK OVER EVERYTHING ONCE REAGAN GOT INTO OFFICE AND HELPED OUT HIS BIG RICH CALIFORNIA FARM AND RANCH AND DAIRY SUPPORTERS!!! FREAKING GREEDY SELFISH TREASONOUS REPUBLICANS!!! AND YOU WILL MAKE A FOOL OF YOURSELF IF YOU DENY THIS… BECAUSE I SAW ALL OF THAT CRAP HAPPENING… WITH MY OWN EYES… ALL AROUND ME!!!

  • JJDOC

    Thank God, through hard work and His help, I have a wonderful family, successful businesses, great friends, and doing volunteer work for the community. I think my version of the world is doing pretty well. I want others to have what I have. I want my children to have my opportunities. Try starting a business today, the Leftists in government have made it so hard and expensive, it is practically impossible. Hopefully, you will take responsibility. Nonetheless, I want to wish you all the best

  • JJDOC

    The truth doesn’t hurt. Lies hurt. The truth will set you free.

  • JJDOC

    My version and the one you plagiarized are remarkably similar. Your version was completely wrong. You take no responsibility for that, as you take no responsibility in general for anything. It’s not just you, it’s most Leftists.
    The topic of the Internet is a complete non sequitur.

  • JohnDille

    The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007[1] is a US Act of Congress that amended the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour. It was signed into law on May 25, 2007 as part of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007. The act raises the federal minimum wage in 3 increments: to $5.85 per hour 60 days after enactment (2007-07-24), to $6.55 per hour 12 months after that (2008-07-24), and finally to $7.25 per hour 12 months after that (2009-07-24). In addition, the act provides for the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa to make the transition to the federal minimum wage on alternate timetables.

    The act was a component of the new Democratic majority’s 100-Hour Plan in the United States House of Representatives. It was introduced into the House on January 5, 2007, by George Miller (D-CA) and it was passed by the House on January 10. All 233 House Democrats voted “Aye,” and 82 Republicans joined them. 116 Republican representatives voted “No,” and 4 representatives did not vote. President Bush advised that the bill should include tax cuts for small businesses that could be harmed by the wage increase, and on January 24, 2007, a cloture motion in the Senate failed as 43 Republican Senators (all but 5) rejected the bill without the tax cuts, opposing all 47 Democrats who were present for the vote. Once tax cuts were added to the bill, the Senate passed the amended bill 94-3 (3 Republicans opposed and 1 did not vote; 2 Democrats did not vote) on February 1, 2007.

    HMMM… THE ACTUAL VERSION OF THIS ISSUE IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN YOU R VERSION OF IT… IS IT NOT??? YOU IDIOT REPUBLICANS FORGET THAT THE INTERENET WAS MADE FOR FACT CHECKING BASIC STUFF LIKE THIS…. WHICH MAKES IT EASY FOR WE DEMOCRATS TO MAKE YOU RIGHT WINGERS LOOK LIKE THE LYING FOOLS THAT YOU ACTUALLY ARE!!! THE INTERNET AND THE NECESSARY ELECTRONIC AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS EVER MADE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT… A FACT THAT YOU REPUBLICANS WILL DENY… BUT WHICH IS TOTALLY TRUE, AS WELL!!!

  • JohnDille

    THE TRUTH OFTEN HURTS, DOES IT NOT??? BUT SINCE YOU KEEP ATTACKING ME…FOR NO GOOD REASON… I WILL GLADLY RETURN THE FAVOR!!!

  • JohnDille

    MY OPINIONS ARE BASED ON HARD FACTS…. I AM A DATA WONK, AND I LOOK FAIRLY DEEP INTO MANY RELEVANT ISSUES…. AND ON LIFE LONG OBSERVATIONS!!! AND SINCE I AM AN OLD MAN… I HVE BEEN AROUND A LONG LONG TIME, AND I HAVE SEEN… OFTEN FIRST HAND… STUFF THAT MAKES CLEAR TO ME… THAT IT IS BRAIN WASHED PUPPETS LIKE YOURSELF WHO ARE WRONG… ABOUT ALMOST EVERYTHING!!! YOUR WHOLE VIEW OF THE WORLD IS BASS ACKWARDS… AND THAT IS PUTTING THINGS DIPLOMATICALY!!! MAYBE WHEN YOU GROW UP, YOU WILL HAVE MORE SENSE. AFTER ALL… 50 YEARS AGO, I WAS A REPUBLICAN, TOO!!! BUT THEN, I GOT EDUCATED AND A GAINED A LOT OF EXPERIENCE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY… I GREW UP AND STARTED SEEING THINGS LIKE AN ADULT WOULD!!! YOU AND YOUR RIGHT WING PUPPET BUDDIES OUGHT TO DO ALL THOSE SAME THINGS!!! THEN MAYBE YU WILL FINALLY REALIZE JUST HOW STUPID AND SELF CENTERED AND ARROGANT YOU CLOWN REALLY ARE!!!

  • JJDOC

    JohnDille, In the end, you should really take a good hard look in the mirror. You are practically everything that you accuse others of being. You are wrong about almost every last thing on this site. You are so dogmatic, choosing to ignore reality. Even regarding the minimum wage where your points were obviously completely wrong or the issue that the filibuster rule only applies to the Senate, you simply don’t care. You clearly never let facts get in the way of your Leftist ideology. Once you come to right way of thinking and take personal responsibility for your own life and your own success, you may do well. In the meantime, have a nice life with your boyfriend making close to the minimum wage.

  • JohnDille

    YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TELL YOUR BALONEY AND LIES TO SOME ONE ELSE! I KNOW… FROM SOMEWHAT IN DEPTH STUDY OF THESE ISSUES… THAT YOU ARE TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY WRONG!!! AND PROBABLY DELIBERATELY SO!!! YOU RIGHT WINGERS SPEAK IN FAVOR OF, AND ON BEHALF OF, FASCISTS AND WHITE SUPREMACISTS, AND THE PRIMARY CURRENCY IN YOUR ARGUMENTS ARE LIES AND HARMFUL STEER MANURE!!!

  • JJDOC

    JohnDille, by the way, calling me a white supremacist makes you lower than dirt. You are a jerk. You deserve exactly what you get.

  • JJDOC

    JohnDille, You got the minimum wage point completely wrong in your prior post. Instead of apologizing, you ignore your mistake and give President Bush no credit for increasing your minimum wage. Nonetheless, the minimum wage causes business to close, jobs to be lost and the cost of living to go up for everyone, defeating its whole purpose. It also pushes more businesses to hire people illegally and pay below the minimum wage, as happens routinely in the restaurant business, among others. The budgets Democrats in Congress and Democrat presidents put forth always increase spending and blow out deficits. That is why the Democrats and Obama have racked more debt than all the other prior presidents combined. Only the Conservatives in government prevent the Democrats from taxing and spending ad infinitum. Trying to pay off ever rising spending with ever increasing taxes is what happened in Detroit, which is a disaster despite being bailed out by American taxpayers. The destruction of the middle class and the increase in the wage gap occur because of the government run destruction of the free market through confiscatory taxes, uncontrolled spending and unreasonable regulations; the creation of a giant welfare state (over 50% of federal government spending) that ballooned the debt and destroyed the family unit; along with policies like the Hart-Celler Act which began the process of bringing in millions of skilled, low skilled and no-skilled immigrant workers, combined with the unending illegal immigration continuously competing with Americans for jobs. We resolve these issues and we will have a bustling economy like no other in history with great paying jobs for whoever wants to work, as well as a reasonable welfare system for those who can’t. That is the solution. Socialism has been tried, and it fails every time.

  • JohnDille

    JJDOC I WILL USE YOU AS A FOIL… JUST AS YOUR BILLIONAIRE MASTERS USE YOU AS A PUPPET! BUSH SIGNED THE MIN WAGE ACT INTO LAW BECAUSE DEMOCRATS CONTROLLED BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS… AND DESPITE INTENSE OPPOSITION BY REPUBLICANS, DEMORATS FINALLY FORCED THROUGH A MIN WAGE INCREASE…. WHICH BENEFITTED AT LEAST 16 MILLION PEOPLE DIRECTLY… AND AT LEAST THAT MANY MORE INDIRECTLY… INCLUDING LOWER WAGE PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF! MAYBE 20 TO 25 YEARS AGO, I STARTED LOOKING INTO THE MALDISTRIBUTIONS OF INCOME AND WEALTH IN THIS NATION… AND THE NUMBERS ARE AS STAGGERING AS THEY ARE ANGER… MAKE THAT RAGE… INDUCING!!! I JUST FINISHED THE CENTRAL PORTION OF A STUDY OF THE LATEST CENSUS DATA…. MEAN AND MEDIAN INCOMES FOR ALL QUINTILES AND THE TOP 5%, AND RELATIVE SHARES OF ALL INCOME…. GOING BACK TO 1967. I HAVE MUCH LESS DETAILED DATA GOING BACK INTO THE LATE 1940’S. AND WHAT THOSE DATA SHOW IS THAT WAGES AND INCOME ROSE… FOR ALMOST EVERYONE… FROM THE 1930S AND 1940’S INTO THE EARLY TO MID 1970’S! THEN… AS REPUBLICANS GOT EVER STRONGER, THANKS TO CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS… MOSTLY FROM THE SOUTH… BEING ALMOST TOTALLY REPLACED BY CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS… AGAIN MOSTLY FROM THE SOUITH… WAGES AND INCOMES FOR AT LEAST THE BOTTOM 80%… AND ANOTHER SIMILAR STUDY SAYS THE BOTTOM 90%… BEGAN TO FALL…. ESPECIALLY ONCE RONALD REAGAN TOOK OFFICE!!! AND OVER THE LAST 35 TO 40 YEARS, INCOME SHARES HAVE FALLEN FOR THE BOTTOM 90%… ACCORDING TO ONE OF MY STUDIES… AND FOR THE BOTTOM 80%… ACCORDING TO A LESS DETAILED STUDY… BY MASSIVE AMOUNTS. IN THE STUDY I JUST COMPLETED YESTERDAY… WHICH ONLY LOOKS ATQUINTILES AND THE TOP 5%… THE BOTTOM 80% LOST ALMOST 16 TRILLION DOLLARS IN INCOME RELATIVE TO INCOME SHARES IN THE LATE 1960’S AND EARLY 19670’S…. AND ABOUT 75% OF THOSE LOSSES WENT TO THE TOP 5%!!! THE OTHER STUDY… WHICH I DID LAST YEAR… BUT HAVE NOT DNE FOR THIS YEAR BECAUSE THE NECESSARY DATA HAS NOT YET COME OUT…. SHOWED THAT THE BOTTOM 90% LOST OVBEDR 26 TRILLION OVER THOSE SAME YEARS… THE 90 TO 95TH PERCENTILES GAINED ONLY SLIGHTLY… AND NEARLY ALL THE GAINS WENT TO THE TOP 5%… WITH MORE THAN HALF OF ALL THOSE 26 TRILLION DOLLARS IN GAINS GOING TO THE TOP 1%!!! THAT SIMPLE ANALYSIS SHOWS… FAR MORE CLEARLY THAN ANYTHING ELSE THAT ANYONE HAS EVER DONE… WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE MIDDLE CLASS!!! REPUBLICAN ECONOMIC POLICIES HAS DESTROYED THE MIDDLE CLASS…. AND THE BOTTOM 20% WOULD BE IN DEP DEEP POVERTY… WITHOUT MASSIVE SUBSIDIES FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, MOSTLY!!! WHICH… ALONG WITH THE MASSIVE TAX CUTS GIVE TO THE RICH BY REAGAN AND GEORGE BUSH JUNIOR…. EXPLAINS NEARLY ALL OF THE MASSIVE FEDERAL DEBT INCREASES SINCE REAGAN TOOK OFFICE!!! THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OWED RIGH NEAR ONE TRILLION DOLLARS WHEN REAGAN TOOK OFFICE… AND WELL OVER 5 TRILLION BY THE TIME HE AND BNUSH SENIOR LEFT OFFICE. CLINTON ADDED LITTLE NET FEDERAL DEBT… AND BUSH JUNIOR NOT ONLY DOUBLED THE FEDERAL DEBTY TO 11 TRILLION… BUT HE BUILT IN MASSIVE DEFICITS FOR YEARS TO COME… AND THUS HE IS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE MASSIVE INCREASE IN FEDERAL DEBT SIMNCE HE TOOK OFFICE… EVEN AFTER HE LEFT OFFICE!!! OBAMA FINALLY WAS ABLE TO INCREASE TAXES… A LITTLE BIT… ON THE RICH… AND THAT HAS SLOWED THE FEDERAL DEBT GROWTH DOWN DRAMATICALLY. BUT… TAXES ON CORPORATIONS AND ON THE WEALTHY ARE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 30 AND 50% LOWER THAN THEY WERE WHEN RONALD REAGAN TOOK OFFICE… AND THAT EXPLAINS A VERY LARGE PORTION IN THE GROWTH OF FEDERAL DEBT SINCE THEN!!! NOW… THOSE ARE THE FACTS… BUT SINCE YOU ARE A RIGHT WINGER, YOU WILL TWIST AND DISTORT THOSE FACTS TO FIT YOUR BRAIN WASHED PUPPETS POINT OF VIEW! AND JUST IN CASE THIS LITTLE ESSAY HAS NOT MADE IT CLEAR… UNLIKE YOU AND MOST RIGHT WINGERS… I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!!!

  • JJDOC

    JohnDille, I will use you as a foil. I am sorry that despite your hard earned degree, you only earn close to the minimum wage. The Federal minimum wage was actually increased by President George W Bush. Passed in 2007, the law increased the wage in increments, in part to allow businesses to adapt to the added extra costs. Increasing the minimum wage just eventually makes everything else in your life more expensive on average. I know people who lost their jobs and businesses that had to close partly because of minimum wage increases. Minimum wage increases are short sighted because they inflate the cost of nearly everything in society. The reason the wage was increased in July, 2009, is because that is how the 2007 Democratic congress wrote the bill, signed by President Bush. Democratic Speaker Pelosi never presented a minimum wage bill in 2009. “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”

  • JohnDille

    YOU ARE BEING POLITE BY SPEWING RIGHT WING LIES AND BALONEY… AND BY ECHOING WHITE SUPREMACIST NONSENSE??? I DO NOT CONSIDER THAT TO BE POLITE… I CONSIDER THAT TO BE TREASON… OR AT THE VERY LEAST THE DELUDED RAMBLINGS OF A NEO NASTI HITLERITE!!! YOUR VERSION OF POLITICAL HISTORY IS JUST DEAD WRONG… AND SINCE I AM A STUDENT OF THAT HISTORY… A SUPERFICIAL STUDENT BUT STILL A WELL VERSED STUDENT… I KNOW THAT YOU ARE EITHER AN IDIOT OR A RIGHT WING PAWN… OR… MOST LIKELY… BOTH!!! Everything the Democrats really wanted they were able to pass. What they promoted (and relatively easily passed often with not even one Republican vote) truly reveals their priorities. WHEN DEMOCRATS TOOK CONTROL OF BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS IN EARLY 2007, THE VERY FIRST THING THEY WANTED TO DO WAS TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM WAGE… WHICH HAD NOT BEEN RAISED IN 10 YEARS!!! NORMALLY, THAT WHOLE PROCESS WOULD HAVE TAKEN NO MORE THAN 4 TO 6 WEEKS… BUT BECAUSE OF REPUBLICAN OBSTRUCTIONS, IT ENDED UP TAKING MORE THAN 7 MONTHS!!! MEANWHILE, TENS OF MILLIONS OF LOW WAGE AMERICANS WAITED… AND WAITED… AND WAITED… FOR A SOMEWHAT BETTER WAGE! I KNOW FOR CERTAIN THAT MY FELLOW EMPLOYEES WERE HAPPY WHEN DEMOCRATS WERE FINALLY ABLE TO PASS A MUCH HIGHER MINIMUM AGE…. BECAUSE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM,… JUST LIKE ME… GOT A SIGNIFICANT RAISE BECAUSE OF THAT!!! NOW… TELL ME.. YOU ARROGANT BRAIN WASHED FOOL… THAT DEMOCRATS HAVE ACTUALLY CONTROLLED MUCH OF ANYTHING… FOR AT LEAST THE PAST 40 YEARS!!! REPUBLICANS AND OTHER CONSERVATIVES HIJACKED THIS NATION… MOST ESPECIALLY UNDER REAGAN AND BUSH JUNIOR… BUT ALSO UNDER NIXON… AND THEY HAVE CONTROLLED IT… EVER MORE TIGHTLY… EVER SINCE!! AND THE DAMAGE THEY HAVE DONE HAS BEEN ENORMOUS!!! BUT… SINCE YOU ARE CLEARLY JUST A TOTALLY BRAIN WASHED RIGHT WING PUPPET, NONE OF THAT IS CLEAR TO YOU!!! GO WASTE YOUR VOTE ON TRUMP, AND KEEP YOUR IGNORANCE TO YOURSELF!!!

  • JJDOC

    JohnDille, Clearly, you are either off your medication, a juvenile or just a jerk. Either way, I tried to be polite and educate you a little. Your ALL CAPS rants are rambling and just don’t make a lot of sense to regular English speaking adults. You also are just plain wrong on so many points. For example, you can’t name even one Southern Democrat governor that was pro-segregation or Jim Crow that became a Republican. The reason is because Republicans as a rule don’t see race, but individuals. It was Democrats who, as a rule, use race as a tool to win votes and power. First, Democrats used the race-card against African-Americans with segregation and Jim Crow. Then, they used the race-card in their “favor” with racialist affirmative action programs and government pay-offs, at the expense of other citizens. This is why the Democrats in the 1980’s had no problem deciding to make a high ranking (Exalted Cyclops) member of the KKK their leader in the Senate. There was never any leading Republican equivalent.

    I tried to be polite and educate you a little. If you can not return the civility then we are done. For everyone else, only the Senate has a filibuster rule. In the first two years of the Obama administration, the Democrats had a filibuster proof majority. On the other hand, the House of Representatives has NO filibuster rule and therefore can pass bills with simple majority votes. Everything the Democrats really wanted they were able to pass. What they promoted (and relatively easily passed often with not even one Republican vote) truly reveals their priorities. The Democrats are all about big spending and taxes at the expense of borrowing from our children and grandchildren; powerful, bloated and wasteful government; as well as increased regulations which all destroy many of our rights, liberties and freedoms.

  • JohnDille

    WELL, IDIOT… YOU HAVE DONE IT NOW!!! SINCE I HAVE A VERY HARD EARNED DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE… AND HAVE A DEEP INTEREST IN AT LEAST THE HORSE RACE ASPECTS OF NATIONAL POLITICS… AND A SOMEWHAT LESSER INTEREST IN THE REULTS OF THOSE POLITICAL GAMES… I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE A TREASURE TROVE OF DATA AT MY FINGERTIPS… AND KNOW WHERE TO FIND DATA THAT I DO NOT HAVE ON MY COMPUTER. SO… I AM SITTING HERE LOOKING AT THE RESULTS OF NATIONAL ELECTIONS GOING ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF THE USA!!! AND IT TELLS ME… VERY CLEARLY… THAT THE LAST TIME THE DEMOCRATS HAD A FILIBUSTER PROOF SENATE WAS BACK UNDER GERALD FORD AND THE FIRST HALF OF JIMMY CARTERS TERM IN OFFICE!!! NO WONDER THOSE WERE THE LAST YEARS THAT WORKING PEOPLE WERE MAKING ENOUGH TO MAKE IT WORTHWHILE TO ACTUALLY WORK FOR A LIVING… THOSE EVIL DEMOCRATS DEMANDED… AND GOT… BECAUSE REPUBLICANS COULD NOT BLOCK THEM… DECENT MINIMUM WAGES!!! AS FOR THE HOUSE… TO BE ABLE TO END FILIBUSTERS, DEMOCRATS WOULD NEED AT LEAST 261 HOUSE MEMBERS… AND ACTUALLY, MORE THAN THAT…. BECAUSE A LOT OF DEMOCRATS HAVE SIDED WITH REPUBLICANS OVER TIME. MOST ESPECIALLY SINCE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS PASSED CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION THAT HELPED WOMEN AND MINORITES GAIN THE RIGHTS THAT REPUBLICANS AND OTHER CONSERVATIVES… INCLUDING MOSTLY SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS… DENIED THEM FOR MOST OF AMERICAN HISTORY!!! BY THE MID 1990’S… MOST OF THOSE OLD SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS… HAD BECOME CONSERVATIVE SOUTHERN REPUBLICANS… BUT IN THE YEARS OF THEIR TRANSITION, THEY OFTEN VOTED AGAINST DEMOCRATS. SO… THE NET REALITY IS… THAT DEMOCRATS REALLY HAD A FILIBUSTER PROOF MAJORITY IN THE US HOUSE FOR ONLY A COUPLE OF YEARS SINCE THEY HAD A FILIBUSTER PROOF SENATE… WAY BACK UNDER GERALD FORD AND JIMMY CARTER!!! AND NOT ONCE SINCE JUST BEFORE BILL CLINTON TOOK OFFICE!!! SO… BRAIN WASHED LITTLE BOY… RUN BACK TO YOUR MOMMA, IN TEARS!!! YOU JUST GOT SCHOOLED!!! BY A MASTER, I MIGHT ADD!!!

  • JJDOC

    JohnDille. You really do not know what you are talking about. There is only a filibuster in the Senate. The Democrats had a filibuster proof majority. They chose not to address your agenda because they really don’t care about you or your issues. Please get back on your medication.

  • JohnDille

    WHY SHOULD I TALK TO YOU RIGHT WING MORONS LIKE YOU HAVE A LICK OF SENSE… WHEN VERY CLEARLY YOU HAVE NOT GOT A CLUE ABOUT ANYTHING!! YOUR COMMENTS JUST ABOVE PROVE YOU BELIEVE LIES AND BALONEY… AND WOULD DO ANYTHING TO DENY THE ACTUAL TRUTH… A ARIGHT WING REPUBLICAN, IN OTHER WORDS…. TO WIT….President Obama and the Democrats were in control of every part of government for the first two years of his administration. They had a filibuster proof majority and could have passed anything they wanted OH YEAH???? YOU NEED 60% MEMBERSHIP… IN EITHER HOUSE… TO END FILIBUSTERS! DEMOCRATS NEVER HAD 60% IN EITHER HOUSE… SO REPUBLICANS FILIBUSTED AND BLOCKED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHIN THAT DEMOCRATS TRIED TO PASS…. AND TOTALLY WATERED DOWN… AND THUS BADLY DAMAGED… WHAT DEMOCRATS COULD GET PASSED… OBAMACARE BEING THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THAT! AND SPERAKING OF OBAMACARE… WHAT WAS THE REAL REASON FOR IMPLEMENTING IT IN THE FIRST PLACE??? OH, YEAH… MEDICAL CARE AND MEDICAL INSURANCE WAS GETTING SO OUTRAGEOUS EXPENSIVE THAT NO ORDINARY AMERICAN COULD AFFORD IT ANYMORE…. AND THAT WAS LONG LONG BEFORE OBAMACARE EVEN GOT MARKED UP FOR LEGISLATIVE CONSIDERATION!!! AS FOR OVER REGULATING THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY… WHAT THE FREAK KIND OF DRUGS HAVE YOUR CROOKED BILLIONAIRE PHARMACEUTICAL OVERLORDS GOT YOU ADDICTED TO??? THE FINANCIAL SECTOR ALMOST BROUGHT DOWN THE ENTIRE WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM… WHICH YOU RIGHT WING IDIOTS ALWAYS SEEM TO FORGET… AND IT WOULD SEEM THAT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THEY DID SO BECAUSE REPUBLICANS PASSED ALL KINDS OF LEGISLATION THAT EFFECTIVELY DESTROYED GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT OF THAT INDUSTRY!!! DEMOCRATS MERELY MANAGED TO GET SOME OF THOSE OLD AND EFFECTIVE REGULATIONS RE-IMPOSED… AND NOT MUCH MORE THAN THAT!!! ANYONE WHO BELIEVES OHERWISE IS JUST A CLUELESS IDIOT… OR A REPUBLICAN!!! SAME THING, OBVIOUSLY!!!

  • JJDOC

    JohnDille, You are all over the place. In all honesty, you sound like you are off your medications. Pick one topic and explain yourself. Try to communicate without ALL CAPS and without attacking other people on issues you clearly seem to not fully understand, as evidenced by your ranting. President Obama and the Democrats were in control of every part of government for the first two years of his administration. They had a filibuster proof majority and could have passed anything they wanted. They chose to prolong the recession, horribly damage the healthcare industry and over-regulate the financial industry. They could have addressed all of your issues. Obama and the Democrats chose not to address them. End of story. I’m sorry to have to be the one to open your eyes to the real truth.

  • JohnDille

    YEAH… BEFORE OBAMA TOOK OFFICE, REPUBLICANS CONTROLLED THE WHITE HOUSE FOR 28 OF THE PREVIOUS 40 YEARS… AND THOSE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS, WITH THE HELP OF THEIR POLITICAL ALLIES AND VASTLY WEALTHY CORPORATE MASTERS, PRETTY MUCH DESTROYED THE US ECONOMIC SYSTEM!!! THEY TURNED IT INTO A GIGANTIC PLANTATION SYSTEM, DESIGNED TO IMPOVERISH AND ENSLAVE MOST WORKING PEOPLE… AND TO ENRICH AND GIVE VAST POWER TO RICH RIGHT WING REPUBLICANS AND THEIR MOST USEFUL PUPPETS!!! WE CAN HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY THE FASCIST SYSTEM THAT YOUR RICH REPUBLICAN MASTERS HAVE CREATED FOR YOU!!! AND TH GOOD NEWS FOR YOU AND YOUR AMERICA HATING RIGHT WING BUDDIES IS… THE DECLINE IN NET INCOME SHARES AMONG THE BOTTOM 90% IS ACCELERATING… GETTING WORSE… EVER SINCE GEORGE BUSH BECAME PRESIDENT AND INJECTED STEROIDS INTO THE UNFAIR SYSTEM THAT YOUR HERO RONALD REAGAN SET IN MOTION!!! NOW, ARNE;T YOU PROUD OF YOUR SUPER RICH FASCIST RIGHT WING REPUIBLICAN MASTERS??? YOU SHOULD BE A PROUD LITTLE PUPPET!!!

  • JohnDille

    DONALD TRUMP… MULTI BILLIONAIRE… RICHER… ALL BY HIMSELF… THAN EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT IN THE ENTIRE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT…. COMBINED!!! AND DONALD TRUMP IS NOT EVEN ONE OF THE TOP 300 REPUBLICANS IN AMERICA!!!

  • JohnDille

    DEMOCRATS HAVE CONTROLLED BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS… FOR EXACTLY 6 OF THE LAST 22 YEARS! AND ONLY 2 OF THOSE YEARS WERE UNDER OBAMA! MEANWHILE… FROM BOTTOM TO TOP, 13 MILLION JOBS HAVE BEEN CREATED UNDER OBAMA. UNDER BUSH, LESS THAN A THIRD OF A MILLION NET NEW JOBS WERE CREATED… IN HIS ENTIRE 8 YEARS!!! AND NOT COUNTING THE RICH… INCOMES UNDER BUSH JUNIOR WERE EVEN MORE STAGNANT THAN THEY HAVE BEEN UNDER OBAMA!!! YET MORE INCONVENIENT TRUTHS FOR YOU DIMWIT PUPPET REPUBLICANS TO PONDER!!!

  • JohnDille

    YEAH…. LIKE THE LARGE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE AND SMALL COMPANIES HAVE ANY REAL FREEDOM IN ALLOCATING THEIR RESOURCES… IF THEY HAVE ANY RESOURCES TO ALLOCATE!!! WHY ARE YOU REPUBLICANS SO DUMB??? IS IT BECAUSE YOU CANNOT SEE THE REAL WORLD THROUGH YOUR ROSE COLORED GLASSES??? MAYBE YOU FOLKS OUGHT TO GET OUT INTO THE REAL WRLD ONCE IN A WHILE… JUST T SEE HOW FOOLISH AND SELF CENTERED ANDARROGANT… AND BLATANTLY STUPID… REPUBLICAN ATTITUDES AND OPINIONS AND POLICIES REALLY ARE!!! HERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN START WITH…..

    As someone who has shown an interest in pesticides, we wanted to share this update with you. Yesterday, on September 21st, the UFW was joined by farm
    worker, labor, health, civil rights and environmental organizations, in filing a legal demand on the EPA for the suspension of chlorpyrifos, an extremely toxic pesticide that poses serious risks to farm workers and agricultural communities. This legal action is a continuation of our commitment to ensure that farm workers across the nation achieve the protections they deserve from toxic chemicals.

    As I’m sure you remember, the UFW played an important role in moving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make historical revisions to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). While we secured stronger
    occupational and environmental health protections for farm workers, more frequent training and personal protective equipment requirements, the EPA’s own occupational risk assessment tells us that in nearly 200 different scenarios,
    all of these things are still unable to protect farm workers from pesticide poisoning when they are exposed to chlorpyrifos.

    Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide that originates from nerve gases the Nazis developed
    during World War II, it is extremely toxic and it is one of the pesticides that causes the largest number of worker poisonings every year. In a nutshell, we need to get rid of it!

    The following quote sums up why we are involved:

    “We are seeking an immediate and total chlorpyrifos ban because farmworkers have been overexposed even with all the protective clothing that could possibly be required,” said Erik Nicholson, UFW National Vice President. “It’s nearly impossible for them to escape chlorpyrifos exposure because the poison is in the air they breathe, in the food they eat and in the soil where their children play.”
    NOW… WHY DON’T THOSE DUMB WORKERS JUST GO FIND OTHER JOBS, SO THEY CAN AVOID ALL OF THOSE POISONS… AND ALL THE OTHER PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH BEING LOW INCOME MENIAL LABORERS… LIKE AT LEAST A THIRD OF ALL AMERICANS!!! OH, YEAH… BECAUSE NO ONE WILL HIRE THEM FOR ANY OTHER JOBS… IN PART BECAUSE THE RICH REPUBLICANS WHO OWN AND CONTROL THIS NATION… AND ITS WORKING PEOPLE… ARE TOO ARROGANT AND SELFISH.. OR LAZY AND STUPID… TO CREATE ANY MORE JOBS!!! THEY HAVE DECIDED TO ALLOCATE THEIR VAST RESOURCES WHERE IT IS MOST PROFITABLE FOR THEM TO DO SO…. AND TO HADES WITH ALL THOSE MANY TENS OF MILLIONS OF WORKING PEOPLE WHO DO ALL THE REAL WORK… BUT GET PRECIOUS FEW RESOURCES TO ALLOCATE FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT… IN EXCHANGE!!! DANG LIBERALS AND COMMIE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS… ALWAYS SIDING WITH ORDINARY PEOPLE AND FIGHTING AGAINST THE POWER OF THE RICH REPUBLICAN CORPORATE DICTATORS AND FASCISTS CLASS!!!

  • JJDOC

    Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process. – Ronald Reagan

  • JohnDille

    NICE TO SEE THAT YOU ADMIT THAT YOU CANNOT READ… OR CANNOT COMPREHEND WHAT YOU READ! NO SURPRISE… IT IS PROBABLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO READ… WHAT WITH YOU LOOKING INTO YOUR MIRROR EVERY WAKING MINUTE OF EVERY DAY!!!

  • The Observer

    Nice to see you finally admit that all of his campaign babbling about fixing this stuff was nothing more than another lie on his long list. Better yet, a bunch of clueless rubes fell for it!

  • JohnDille

    I NOTICE THAT YOU DID NOT MENTION THE KOCK BROTHERS OR ANY OF THEIR THOUSANDS OF ALLIES AND SUPPORTERS AND FELLOW RIGHT WING FASCIST CONSPIRATORS!!! MAYBE YOU OUGHT TO STUDY UP ON ALL OF THOSE FOLKS, SINCE THEY ARE YOUR OWNERS AND YOUR PUPPET MASTERS!!!

  • JohnDille

    THE RICHEST GUY IN GOVERNMENT IS A REPUBLICAN…. AND HIS NET WORTH IS GREATER THAN ALL BUT A COUPLE OFOTHER POLITICIANS… COMBINED!!! OF COURSE, YOU WOULD KNOW THAT, IF YOU WERE NOT SUCH A BRAIN WASHED REPUBLICAN IDIOT!!! AND BESIDES…. READ WHAT I SAID… AGAIN…. AND YOU WILL NOTICE THAT I POINTED OUT THAT THEGIANT CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL THIS NATION, AND THEIR BILLIONAIRE STOCK AND BONDHOLDERS, ARE THE REAL SOURCES OF POWER IN THIS NATION! BY COMPARISON, EVEN THE MIGHTY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS A MOUSE TRYING TO STEER THE CROPROATE ELEPHANT!!! AND THAT ELEPHANT OWNS YOU AND CONTROLLS YOU… AND ME, TOO, OF COURSE. BUT YOU AND YOUR RIGHT WINGER AND REPUBLICAN FELLOW IDIOTS ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO THINK THAT THAT IS A GOOD THING! I AND MY FELLOW LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATS DO NOT THINK THAT THAT IS A GOOD THIN!!!

  • JohnDille

    HOW CAN OBAMA FIX ANYTHING???? HE DOES NOT HAVE ALL THAT MUCH POWER… UNDER THE CONSTITUTION… TO BEGIN WITH…. AND REPUBLICANS HAVE BLOCKED HIM AT EVERY TURN ON ALL THE STUFF HE HAS TRIED TO DO!!! JUST LOOK AT HIS SUPREME COURT NOMINEE…. UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCE, THAT GUY WOULD HAVE HAD A SENATE HEARING AND WOULD HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED, AND WOULD BE READY TO SIT ON THE NEXT COURT, STARTING IN OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR. BUT, NO… REPUBLICANS KEEP PLAYING THE RACE CARD… AND THEY HAVE STIRRED UP SO MUCH INTENSE HATE AGAINST OBAMA… AND MOST OTHER DEMOCRATS, AS WELL… THAT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR OBAMA TO DO ANYTHING!!! AND WHEN CLINTON TAKES OVER THIS COMING JANUARY… IT WILL PROBABLY BE EVEN WORSE! REPUBLICANS HATE WOMEN EVEN MORE THAN THEY HATE BLACK PEOPLE… BECAUSE WOMEN HAVE REAL ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL POWER…. WHILE BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE HAVE ALMOST NO POWER AT ALL!!! M ONEY BUYS POWER…. AND ALL THE BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE IN AMERICA… COMBINED… HAVE LESS THAN 5% OF ALL THE INCOME AND NOT EVEN 1% OF ALL THE WEALTH IN THIS NATION. UPPER INCOME WHITE MALES… THE TOP 5% OF ALL WHITE MALES, ARE OVERWHELMINGLY REPUBLICAN, AND THEY GET MORE THAN 40% OF ALL THE INCOME AND CONTROL OVER 80% OF ALL THE WEALTH…. AND THUS THEY ALSO HAVE ALL THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL POWER IN THIS NATION!!! AND THAT FACTOID EXPLAINS AMERICAN POLITICS AND THE RECENT HISTORY OF THIS NATION BETTER THAN ANY OTHER STATISTIC POSSIBLY CAN!!! AND YET…. WORKING CLASS WHITE FOLKS… WHO HAVE NOTHING, AND WHO HAVE BEEN ROBBED TOTALLY BLIND BY REPUBLICAN POLICIES… STILL VOTE REPUBLICAN BY MORE THAN 60%!!! UNBELIEVABLEY STUPID PEOPLE!!!

  • cars1971

    In the past 7 years the rich got richer and poor got poorer while the democrat. pres, senate, & house got richer.

  • cars1971

    This is the presidency that has had below 3% GDP his entire term. This anemic growth. The dems controlled the pres., senate, and house for 6 years, how long do they need to get their crap together?

  • cars1971

    When is BO going to fix this, he’s had 7 years, does he need 20 – 30 years?

  • The Observer

    John Kerry, multi-millionaire. Al Gore, multi-millionaire. Bill Clinton, multi-millionaire. Hillary Clinton, multi-millionaire. Nancy Pelosi, multi-millionaire. Barack Obama, multi-millionaire. Harry Reid, multi-millionaire. Untold other democrat politicians, multi-millionaires. Yep, those darn republicans sure are leaving the poor, downtrodden democrats out of all the fun.

  • JohnDille

    HOW CAN POLITICIANS EXERCIZE CONTROL OVER A HUNDRED TRILLION DOLLAR ECONOMIC EMPIRE, CONTROLLED OVERWHELMINGLY BY GREEDY SELFISH NARROW MINDED SHORT SIGHTED REPUBLICANS??? THAT WOULD BE LIKE PUTTING A MOUSE IN CHARGE OF AN ELEPHANT…. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS TINY RELATIVE TO THE CORPORATE POWERHOUSE THAT PRETTY MUCH TOTALLY OWNS AND CONTROLS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! AND REPUBLICAN POLITICANS, WHO GO ALONG WITH WHATEVER THEIR CORPORATE MASTERS WANT THEM TO… AND WHO DILUTE OR DEFEAT ANYTHING THAT DEMOCRATIC POLITIANS EVEN TRY TO DO… SIMPLY GIVERS EVER MORE POWER TO THE BILLIONAIRE CLASS AND THE CORPORATE MACHINERY THAT THEY OWN AND CONTROL… AND USE TO CONTROL THE USA AND ITS PEOPLE!!! UNLESS AND UNTIL THE STUPID WORKING CLASS AND MIDDLE CLASS REPUBLICANS OUTTHER GET THEIR HEADS OUT OF THEIR REPUBLICAN MASTERS REAR ORIFICES, THE CORPORATE DICTATORSHIP THAT HAS SIEZED CONTROL OF THE USA… MOSTLY SINCE RONALD REAGAN FIRST TOOK OFFICE… WILL CONTINUE TO GET RICHER AND EVER MORE POWERFUL… WHILE ALL THE REST OF US WORK LONGER AND HARDER FOR EVER LESS… FALL BETWEEN THE CRACKS INTO DEEP POVERTY… OR BECOME EVER MORE ENSLAVED BY CORPORATE AMERICA! REPUBLICANS AND OTHER RIGHT WINGERS ARE STUPID AND BRAIN WASHED ENOUGH TO TRULY BELIEVE THAT GOVERNMENT IS THE ENEMY AND THAT THE RICH AND THEIR CORPORATE SYSTEM IS THEIR FRIEND AND ALLY… BUT ALL THINKING PEOPLE AND OTHER LIBERALS KNOW THAT TH TRUTH IS EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF THAT!! FOR ALL OF ITS FLAWS… THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS THE ONLY ALLY WE ORDINARY PEOPLE HAVE THAT IS OTENTIALLY POWERFUL ENOUGH TO STAND UP AND TAKE DOWN THE CORPORATE FASCISTS AND THEIR BILLIONARE PUPPET MASTERS! WHICH IS WHY THOSE PUPPET MASTERS ARE SO HADES BENT ON DESTROYING OR WEAKENING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!! IF YOU THINK I AM WRONG…. OPEN UP YOUR FREAKING EYES… AND FINALLY… FINALLY… FINALLY TAKE A GOOD HARD LOOK AT WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING IN THIS NATION! THE RISE OF AN IDIOT BILLIONAIRE TO BE THE REPUBLIVCAN NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT IS JUST THE VISIBLE TIP OF A GIGANTIC ICEBERG… AMERICA IS CONTROLLED… PRETTY MUCH TOP TO BOTTOM… BY SUPER RICH RIGHT WING… MOSTLY REPUBLICAN… FASCISTS… AND ONLY TOTAL IDIOTS WOULD DENY THAT!!!

  • JohnDille

    DOES SNYDER THE BASHER MEAN TO TELL US THAT REPUBLICAN POLICIES… WHICH DEVASTATED THE US ECONOMIC SYSTEM OVER THE LAST 35 YEARS OR SO… AND WHICH LED TO THE DEEPEST RECESSION SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION… AND WHICH MUCH OF THE WORLD HAS STILL NOT RECOVERED FROM… AND WHICH IS NOW SPREADING BACK HOME TO ITS ORIGINAL SOURCE… REPUBLICAN DOMINATED UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…. AND IS GOING TO CAUSE US SERIOUS PROBLEMS??? OH, WELL, NOW… SNYDER SEEMS TO HAVE BECOME A DEMOCRAT… BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN WARNING ABOUT EVER SINCE RONALD REAGAN TOOK OFFICE… AND WERE WARNING ABOUT WAY WAY BACK EVEN BEFORE GEORGE BUSH JUNIOR GOT ELECTED AND STARTED HIS ALL OUT WAR ON AMERICA…. AND… OF COURSE…ON IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN AND MOST OF THE REST OF THE MIDDLE EAST!!! BUSH JUNIOR DESTABILIZED THE WORLD…. AND THE WORLD MAY NEVER FULLY RECOVER! DEMOCRATS HAVE KNOWN THAT FOR YEARS… ITS GOOD… I GUESS… THAT SNYDER AND ALL HIS FELLOW RIGHT WING PUPPETS AND AMERICA HATERS HAVE FINALLY BEGAN TO REALIZE JUST HOW BAD REPUBLICANS POLICIES HAVE REALLY BEEN THESE PAST 45 YEARS OR SO!!!

  • Eileen

    There may not be anything that politicians can do to stop it, but there are things that politicians can do to allow the market to repair itself. The electorate has to decide whether to get it over with or prolong the pain and put up with more and more repression.