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I like Breitbart’s website, and how in the world he has it configured intrigues me. Since I am slowly getting “unshackled” by Sarah Palin, “The Palin Express” has a wide audience range where I may pull off something like his.
“The Palin Express” will morph slowly, but detach from the blog’s original intent.
I’ll keep you posted!
The ‘Cuda types:
In my recent speech in Iowa, some eyebrows were raised when I took on our government’s enormous economic problems caused by crony capitalism. As if on cue, just days later President Obama selected someone who exemplifies a major crony capitalism problem to sit next to the First Lady when he delivered his “jobs plan” speech before Congress. He selected General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt as his honored guest.
Having grown up with great respect for GE thanks to stories my grandfather shared with us about his days working for the company and even meeting GE spokesman-at-the-time Ronald Reagan during a company event, I am saddened at GE’s leadership evolution. This corporation is now the poster child of corporate welfare and crony capitalism.
This icon of American industry is a company full of good employees who make some good products (and is the parent company of a huge media outlet), but GE is also a large American corporation that pays virtually no corporate income taxes despite earning worldwide profits of $14.2 billion last year, $5.1 billion of it in the United States. In fact, they claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion, meaning they received more of our hard earned tax dollars than they contributed. How is that possible? It’s because not only do they shelter their money from taxes, but they also get many tax credits, loans, government grants, and other benefits from the federal government that our smaller businesses couldn’t even imagine being able to profit from.
Joining GE in the pantheon on crony capitalism is another Obama favorite that has been in the news of late: Solyndra. The President hailed this “green energy” company in a speech last May as “the true engine of economic growth.” When he announced the $535 million guarantee to Solyndra, Vice President Biden said that investments like this are “exactly what the Recovery Act is all about.” (Dear God…If the failed Solyndra venture has been what it’s “all about,” then that explains a lot.) As I pointed out in my speech at the Reagan Ranch Center last February: “History has proven again and again, when government picks the winners and losers, we’re stuck with the losers, and we the taxpayers subsidize failure!” And that’s what we’re seeing now, as the FBI raids the solar energy company’s headquarters to glean more information after the company was handed half a billion dollars in “green energy” Stimulus funds from the American taxpayer only to later declare bankruptcy. More than one thousand Solyndra workers lost their jobs. Now as the truth comes out, we discover that the White House was heavily involved in the Department of Energy’s rushed decision to give the Stimulus funds to Solyndra, and they tried to move the money through so quickly they seem to have ignored concerns that the company was not viable. Why would they do this? Perhaps it’s because a large investor in the company (about 35%) is Obama campaign bundler George Kaiser. And with the way the deal is structured, Kaiser will get his debts paid before we the taxpayers see any relief. That is sickening. And that’s how it works: workers lose their jobs, wealthy political cronies stand a good chance of getting their money back, and the U.S. taxpayer gets the shaft. Again.
President Obama has his sights set on raising $1 billion for his reelection campaign. Raising that money won’t be easy. But if you can hand out other people’s money to friends, it must get a whole lot easier. This crony capitalism and government waste is at the heart of our economic problems. It will destroy us if we don’t root it out. It’s not just a Democrat problem or a Republican problem. It’s a problem of our permanent political class. This won’t stop until “we the people” say enough is enough, and we retire the permanent political class that votes for this.
- Sarah Palin
- Palin: Crony Capitalism on Steroids from GE to Solyndra (sarahpalinblog.typepad.com)
- Sarah Palin Fires Back At Obama And Hoffa (thepalinexpress.wordpress.com)
- Palin Recalls ‘Crony Capitalism,’ Bachmann Runs With It (themoderatevoice.com)
I am very pleased when artists and movie stars decide to make a move that challenges the liberal current in Hollywood or in the music arena. Wyclef Jean has inspired millions, and his love for Haiti is immense.
He tried to run for President there, but lost the elections. Mr. Jean is a good man, not someone that loves to seek attention from the paparazzi and is not a junkie.
Here’s his opinion on Sarah Palin:
“I have to tell you this: I am a huge fan of Sarah Palin,” the former Fugee said. “Cause she’s rad. She’s shrewd. She’s cool. Because at the end of the day, I’m for the people, because this is the United States of America…this is what America’s really about. Anyone should have the right to say, ‘Look I can do the job and this is what qualifies me to do the job.’….Now my wife probably will debate and disagree with me.”
Seeming to sense a little bit of disbelief, he qualified his statement.
“I’m not saying she could be the next president, you know, but there’s something about her. Heavy debates in my house. Whenever I say Sarah Palin, people think I’m crazy, but I like her, I do. I can like whoever. This is America, right?”
- Wait…What? Wyclef Jean Professes ‘I Am A Huge Fan Of Sarah Palin’ (mediaite.com)
- Wyclef Jean Reappointed as Goodwill Ambassador of Haiti (repeatingislands.com)
President Obama will be most of the rest of the year campaigning not only to be re-elected, but to push is “jobs” bill that is another attempt to rush a bill through a-lá-Obamacare, presenting a false pretense that it’s “paid for” when the reality is that it isn’t. A bill that is fair to all of us that pay taxes and garnishes earnings and a reasonable effort to recruit more and more people cannot amount to the ridiculous amount of approximately $200,000 up to $312,500 per job created OR SAVED. Yes, no typos-per job.
Take a look:
The President’s deal is said to increase GDP by $300 billion or 2 percent and add or 1.9 million jobs. The plan is expected to cost tax payers $475 billion, well over the $300 billion that analysts were originally forecasting. ZeroHedge notes that $475 billion financed over a ten year basis at 2.5 percent will add roughly an additional $120 billion in interest.
If you don’t factor in the interest, it will cost the tax payers $250,000 per job and $312,500 after factoring in the interest tax.
Whoever is doing that math, is an evil malign tumor that has a laundromat with a Slushie machine inside.
This bad joke has got to stop now. What blows my mind is why nobody is stopping this madness. Who is waiting for what? If most of the United States are “game on” for destroying this country on purpose thinking that this can be in a jiffy, they’re absolutely wrong.
UPDATE: The right stream via Tammy Bruce on Twitter is this:
This is the real deal with good stream and sounds.
Here’s a tidbit of this information. Spread it all over the Internet, and tweet about it! We can count on cable networks and other news media to cover parts of it, but not the whole event:
Tea Party Rally in Madison WI today at Noon
Today a Tea Party rally will be held to support Governor Scott Walker at noon at the capital in Madison.
ETA: Found this live stream
ETA: Found another live stream, this may be better
ETA: Here is a pic of the tea party rally from above