Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Freedom, Taxes | Tags: Dino Rossi for the Senate., Experience and Common Sense., Washington State
Good guy. Experienced as a businessman and as a legislator in getting things done. He understands basic economics, and what will work and what won’t. Good down-to-earth common sense. That’s what we need in our nation’s capitol, that seems to be sadly missing today.
He would be a strong voice in Washington DC, for the folks in Washington State.
Filed under: Politics
An irritable U.S.Senator John F. Kerry put his expensively shod foot firmly in his mouth again yesterday. He blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing in the upcoming election.
We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth of what’s happening, Kerry told reporters.
This seems to be the theme of the Democrat political elite. The reason all those crazy people are protesting and carrying signs is because they are just not smart enough to appreciate the brilliance of their elected representatives.
Kerry made the remarks following questions about U.S.Rep. Barney Frank’s re-election campaign and queries about securing federal funding for a Massachusetts hospital.
I think a lot of the anger today — while its appropriate because Washington is broken — is not directed at the right people. Barney is prepared, as others are, to explain what we’re doing. I think when people hear the facts and they see what we’re doing, it frankly makes sense.
The facts as Nancy Pelosi has stated them about ObamaCare? “We will have a cap on costs, and we will have no cap on benefits.” Remedial economics recommended.
Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm mandated that 20% of the state’s power come from renewable resources, and then demanded that utilities cut their consumer rates by 20%. Ms. Granholm’s economics were so brilliant that President Obama named her to to his 17 member economic advisory team.
There are almost no people in the administration who have worked in the private sector, and few Democrats in Congress have any business experience. It shows. While Obama makes speeches about jobs, his policies keep destroying them. LSU economics professor Dr. Joseph Mason’s has published a new critique of the Obama administration’s Inter-Agency Economic Report which has underestimated the effect of the moratorium on drilling by as much as 60%.
The administration’s approach, which harms business activity in the name of environmental defense, is part of a trend of stifling economic growth. Dr. Mason said he found it shocking that an economic analysis was not conducted before putting the ban in place. Policy after policy has the unintended consequence of causing more unemployment.
This is the same crew that seems to believe that they can insure 30 million more people, cover all pre-existing conditions and still make health care cost less. They believe that they can flood 30 million more people into a Medicaid that is already short of doctors and funds — for Medicaid is run by the states and underfunded — without breaking the system. The states disagree.
It’s not the first time that Democrats in the political class have suggested that the ordinary folks out here have less than the necessary quota of native intelligence. There was something about clinging bitterly to our guns and religion, as I remember.
John Kerry created some outrage once before, when he spoke at a Pasadena College rally and said “You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, uh,you, you can do well, if you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” That didn’t go well either.