Publicado: 07-31-2011 11:52 PM
Today, China accounts for approximately one out of every four vehicles sold worldwide. The big automakers consider the future to be in China.
Just a few decades ago, China was an economic joke and the U.S. economy was absolutely unparalleled.
But disastrous trade policies have opened up the door for a mammoth transfer of jobs, factories and wealth from the United States to China.
China has become an aabsolute powerhouse and America is rapidly declining.
Beautiful new infrastructure is going up all over China even as U.S. infrastructure rots and decays right in front of our eyes. You can see some amazing pictures of the stunning economic development that has been going on in China.
America is being deindustrialized deindustrialized at lightning speed and very few of our politicians seem to care.
Back in 1979, there were 19.5 million manufacturing jobs in the United States. Today, there are 11.6 million.
That represents a decline of 40 percentduring a time period when our overall population experienced tremendous growth. We used to have the greatest manufacturing cities on the entire globe. The rest of the world was in awe of us.
Today, most of those formerly great manufacturing cities are decaying, rotting hellholes. The following is what one reporter from the UK saw during his visit to Detroit...
As you pass the city limits a blanket of gloom, neglect and cheapness descends. The buildings are shabbier, the paint is faded. The businesses, where they exist, are thrift shops and pawn shops or wretched groceries where the goods are old and tired. Finding somewhere to have breakfast, normally easy in any American city, involves a long hunt. ‘God bless Detroit’, says one billboard, just beside another offering the alternative solution: liquor.
Our politicians insisted that globalismwould not result in a "giant sucking sound" as millions of jobs left America.
But that is exactly what has happened.
Sadly, most American families still don't understand what has happened. Most of them are still waiting for things to get back to "normal".
Millions of unemployed Americans are dealing with incredible amounts of stressright now as they wait for jobs to start opening up again. But the jobs that have been shipped overseas are not coming back. In a globalized economy, it doesn't make sense to hire American workers when you can legally pay workers slave labor wages on the other side of the globe.
Millions of good middle class jobs have been replaced by low paying service jobs. Today there are huge numbers of Americans that are cutting hair or flipping burgers because that is all they can get right now.
Many others are only able to survive because of the safety net. One reader named David recently left a comment in which he shared his story. David did everything that the system asked him to do, but the promised rewards never materialized. Now David is broke, unemployed and he feels deeply frustrated....
Publicado: 08-22-2011 06:30 PM
BARACK OBAMA: HE’S COME UNDONE
TRIBUNE ON LINE
Sunday, August 21, 2011
The wheels are off the Obama bus. It’s up on the cinder blocks on some rental property in Martha’s Vineyard this weekend. It is the end of the summer of discontent for a president who’s clearly in over his head and whose wallowing is most unbecoming.
Mr. Obama’s economic policy prescriptions, textbook Keynesian mumbo jumbo, have failed. History would have been instructive had only he been learned in the discipline. Obviously, he’s not. Next month, he’ll return with yet another chapter of the novella best titled “Hocus Pocus.”
Policy failures aside, we can only wonder if America also should be worried about the mental state of this president. Just prior to his Midwestern bus tour, at a private New York fundraiser, Obama’s reported to have likened opposition to his presidency to the persecution of Martin Luther King. Then, on tour, his maudliness plunged deeper as he compared his plight to the sufferings of Abraham Lincoln.
As Gettysburg College history professor Allen C. Guelzo reminded in National Review Online, Mr. Lincoln rose to the challenge and exhibited greatness in his leadership. But, “In our current national agony ... we have come to see a littleness, not a greatness, in Barack Obama. And it is not for him that we feel sorry, but for ourselves.”
For it is a tragedy of our own making.
OBAMA'S JOB DESTRUCTION
GRACIAS A OBAMA EL DESEMPLEO REAL ENTRE LOS NEGROS Y LOS HISPANOS PASA DEL 25% Y PASA DEL 55% ENTRE LOS JOVENES NEGROS E HISPANOS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BORN JULY 4, 1776
DIED NO 4, 2008
Publicado: 10-13-2011 09:04 PM
LOS IMBATIBLES, CAIN/ROMNEY, ROMNEY/CAIN, CAIN/RUBIO, ROMNEY/RUBIO
INSIDERS SWOON OVER RUBIO FOR VP NOMINATION
By Taylor West and Peter Bell
October 13, 2011
Marco Rubio 'the Michael Jordan of Republican politics
The Republican presidential nomination may still be up in the air, but political insiders in both parties are pretty sure they know who should be the second name on the GOP ticket. Two-thirds of the strategists surveyed in this week’s National Journal Political Insiders Poll named Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as the strongest choice for the GOP vice presidential nomination.
|Who would be the strongest choice for the Republican vice-presidential nomination?|
|Sen. Marco Rubio||65%||60%|
|House Majority Leader Eric Cantor||3%||2%|
|Rep. Paul Ryan||3%||9%|
Many respondents felt Rubio’s combination of qualities made him nearly impossible to ignore. “Not even a close call,” said one Democratic Insider, “as he solidifies Florida, builds support with the Hispanic community, and creates a future credible presidential candidate.”
Rubio “embodies the youthful conservative credentials of a [Rep. Paul] Ryan or [House Majority Leader Eric] Cantor with the added Hispanic appeal dimension,” said a Republican Insider. Another Republican added, “He would help a reasonable moderate shore up the radical social Right, of which he is a member but doesn’t show it.”
In the end, however, the star power of Rubio was too much for most Insiders to resist.
“Rubio first, second, and third,” stated one Democratic strategist. Another agreed: “Rubio offers only advantages, with no corresponding disadvantages.”
Republicans were just as effusive, with one calling Rubio “the Michael Jordan of Republican politics.”
“It’s a no-brainer,” summed up another Republican Insider. “He may want to wait, but the party can’t wait for him.”
Publicado: 10-14-2011 02:09 PM
Algunas embajadas respondieron. La de México no parecía preocupada. Su representante escribió que los acuerdos entre ambos países eran simbólicos e intrascendentes aunque señaló que los servicios de inteligencia mexicanos (CISEN) han registrado los esfuerzos del entonces embajador de Irán, Mohammed Hassan Ghadiri, para establecer intercambios de ciencia, tecnología y negocios y el plan de abrir un consulado en Tijuana, cerca a la frontera de Estados Unidos. Iran nos quiere destruir, y ya tiene amistad con todos los gobiernos latinos para acercarce a USA!!!!
Publicado: 10-28-2011 09:27 AM
Shredding Kathleen Sebelius
by Michelle Malkin
HUMAN EVENTS, 10/28/2011
If a private health insurer had engaged in the kind of criminal obstruction that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been tied to in her home state of Kansas, it would be a federal case. Instead, it’s a non-story in the Washington press. Nothing to see here. Move along.
On Monday, a district judge in the Sunflower State suspended court proceedings in a high-profile criminal case against the abortion racketeers of Planned Parenthood. World Magazine, a Christian news publication, reported on new bombshell court filings showing that Kansas health officials “shredded documents related to felony charges the abortion giant faces.” World Magazine reported: “The health department failed to disclose that fact for six years, until it was forced to do so in the current felony case over whether it manufactured client records.”
The records are at the heart of the fraud case against Planned Parenthood. Kansas health bureaucrats now shrug that the destruction of these key documents — which they sheepishly admitted had “certain idiosyncrasies” — was “routine.” Who oversaw the agency accused of destroying the evidence six years ago? Sebelius.
As governor of Kansas, Sebelius fought transparency motions in the proceedings tooth and nail for years. Prosecutors allege a long-running heinous cover-up to manufacture false records of patients who had late-term abortions — and to whitewash Planned Parenthood’s systemic failures to report child rape.
Former GOP state Attorney General Phill Kline’s investigation turned up massive discrepancies in reported child rape statistics compared to Planned Parenthood and the late late-term abortionist George Tiller’s bogus claims. Planned Parenthood of Overland Park and Tiller together performed abortions on 166 girls aged 14 and under and only reported one each to authorities. So, 164 cases of underage rape or statutory rape went unreported and were not investigated by authorities.
Where is Joe Biden to decry actual rape atrocities and Nancy Pelosi to decry dire hazards to women’s health when we need them?
A Kansas district judge found probable cause of criminality in the abortion providers’ records; another district judge found probable cause to believe Planned Parenthood committed 107 criminal acts. Sebelius’ response? A bloody ideological soul mate of Tiller’s, she launched a vengeful witch-hunt against Kline. The state ethics board accused him of lying. The left-wing state Supreme Court Sebelius appointed stymied Kline’s subpoenas and appeals.
Kline was cleared of all ethics violations. In fact, for 20 full months, the state’s disciplinary board for lawyers suppressed an internal investigative report concluding there was zero probable cause to justify the ethics complaints.
Where there’s obstructionist smoke, there’s corruption fire. Under Sebelius’ watch as governor, an inspector general also reported that her appointed health policy board had “applied pressure to alter an audit report, restricted access to legal advice and threatened to fire her for meeting independently with legislators,” according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Entirely fitting, of course. The war on whistleblowers and inspectors general has been a hallmark of the current White House. And the radically pro-abortion rights Sebelius has ruled ruthlessly from her Beltway perch: policing citizen critics of Obamacare through a taxpayer-funded Internet snitch brigade; threatening private companies and insurers who have increased rates to cope with ObamaCare coverage mandates; lashing out at newspapers who dare report on the costly consequences of the federal law.
As she bullies private companies to meet discriminatory and arbitrary disclosure demands, Sebelius has yet to be held accountable for overseeing state government agencies that conspired to hide the deadly truth about the Big Government/Big Abortion alliance from taxpayers. Like her boss in Washington, Sebelius’ political playbook has a single page: Destroy the messenger.