Saturday, October 1, 2011
PG&E plant casts shadow over solar projects
The landscaping was meant to obscure her view of the giant solar panels across the street, where the utility company had built a 10-acre power project against a backdrop of orchards and grapevines.
The trees served their purpose for a while, Brock said. But in 1997, PG&E closed the solar plant, and the property slid into disrepair. Eventually, she said, the trees weren't enough to tune out the mess.
"The thing is an eyesore," Brock said recently as she gazed from her yard across an overgrown field of warped solar arrays cordoned off by chain-link fence. "My husband has had to go over there sometimes and mow and take care of the weeds ... And then there's the vandalism."
The abandoned project, once a shining star in the field of solar energy, now just reinforces fears of Fresno County leaders: that the dozens of new solar plants expected in the county in coming years may run their course and one day sit in ruin across the countryside.
But not everyone is being forced to follow the county's guidelines. PG&E, as a public utility, is regulated by the state.
"I've been on their case for five years ... and the (Kerman) site is still just broken panels and a bunch of weeds growing up," said county Supervisor Phil Larson. "It burns me up that we don't have authority over their projects."
This fall, PG&E intends to open three new solar plants in Fresno County. They will be among the largest projects in the Valley.
Larson said it's "just not fair" the company can proceed with the projects without cleaning up the Kerman site and with no guarantees the new sites won't eventually be left to deteriorate, too.
PG&E officials say that regardless of how they're regulated, the company is committed to respecting local policies.
"We want to be a good neighbor," said PG&E spokesman Denny Boyles.
Boyles acknowledged the utility had been slow in cleaning up the Kerman plant but assured there would be no such problems at the new sites. Should these installations, located on the county's west side, ever close, they would be cleaned up, he said.
Work to restore the retired Kerman plant, he added, is now beginning and the dozens of discarded, billboard-size panels are likely to be gone by the end of the year.
A loophole for utilitiesFresno County is not alone in worrying about solar-power operations.
Several counties share concern that the new and rapidly growing industry could displace farmland, disturb wildlife, give rise to a crowded grid of transmission lines and, of course, tarnish the landscape with old and unused equipment.
Like Fresno County, a handful of local governments have created policies to limit the potential harm of solar development and help the industry integrate into their communities.
"We need to make sure these projects fit with our standard industries and fit with agriculture," said Lorelei Oviatt, planning director for Kern County, where planners have put a range of stipulations on solar plants, from requiring fencing to mandating fees that offset public services. "We're going to be living with these projects for a long time."
Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/08/28/2515627/pge-plant-casts-shadow-over-solar.html#ixzz1ZaglIVI6
Even though it killed Spain's economy?
» AFL-CIO Prez Trumka: ‘We Need to…Re-establish Popular Control Over Private Corporations’ - Big Government
Can we call them “socialists” yet?
[c.s.l. no you call them communists /c.s.l.]
"This is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft, and we didn't have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track."
[disturbing/confusing: if it IS great, then why and what waits once we 'get back on track', what's wrong with the greatness, what's wrong by no longer being without 'edge', why a track to lead us from great and competitive, president needs more sleep, too much campaigning on the job, or he's a communist. the audio clip relays him audibly stammering/studdering, 'uhhh's, and he still comes to "soft".]
"For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback."
Start “The Revolution” Without Me – A message to the “Occupy Wall Street” folks (and the guilty yuppies who kinda, sorta want to support them) | RedState
Friday, September 30, 2011
goodbye tort reform, goodbye yet another Obama flip-flop, hello people in potato sacks suing people/businesses, because 'the president done told us ta'
Alan Lee Keyes
Debunking Elizabeth Warren’s Class Warfare
September 30, 2011 by Dan Mitchell
Running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, Harvard professor and former Obama appointee Elizabeth Warren got her fellow leftists excited when she said, “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody” and added that “…part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay it forward for the next kid who comes along.”
She specifically pointed out that successful people depend on government-provided “public goods” such as roads, police, and education.
Given that the government is doing a terrible job with education, spending huge amounts of money for rather mediocre results, that was probably a foolish addition to her list. Regardless, she’s basically making a point that public goods benefit everybody. And she would like us to think that the “rich” benefit more than the rest of us, so they should pay more.
I had a couple of reactions when this story broke.
1. The rich already do pay a lot more, with the top 10 percent shouldering about 70 percent of the income tax burden. At what point would Ms. Warren be satisfied?
2. If you want a system where people pay proportionately more for public goods, isn’t that an argument for a simple and fair flat tax?
3. People get rich by providing value to the rest of us. Is it wise to subject those people to disproportionate tax penalties when that may discourage them from utilizing their talents?
4. If some people get rich illegitimately because of special handouts and subsidies from politicians, isn’t the solution to get rid of the bad programs rather than indiscriminately penalize all high-income households?
But I didn’t do a blog post, at least back when the story broke, because it seemed those points were rather obvious.
But Professor Russ Roberts of George Mason University wrote a column for yesterday’s Wall Street Journal that is so excellent that it must be shared. Here are some key passages from his WSJ column.
There’s much truth in Ms. Warren’s statement. But if government stuck to what it does fairly well—roads, police, fire and the courts; enforcing contracts that help businesses interact with their customers and other businesses—the federal government wouldn’t need to spend over $3.5 trillion a year, as it now does. And of course it’s state and local governments—and not Washington—that primarily fund police, fire and education, so it’s a bit strange to ask the rich to pay their fair share of federal income taxes because they enjoy police protection.
I especially like how Russ identified the federalism angle, noting that core public goods largely are provided by state and local governments, which makes Ms. Warren’s demand for higher tax rates from Washington even more absurd.
Unfortunately, as Russ notes, most federal spending goes for other purposes.
Much government spending supports activities that are ineffective or even harmful to the economy, often helping the politically powerful at the expense of the rest of us. Wouldn’t it be great for the federal government to stop federal export subsidies, propping up financial institutions, meddling in the education system, and trying to engineer the entire health system from the top down?
And a big part of the problem is that big chunks of the federal budget actually are handouts that benefit the rich.
If the feds stopped all that, Ms. Warren would have a stronger point. We could all feel some gratitude for government’s role in helping us live better lives. All of us, rich and poor, would look at government differently. …Ms. Warren is certainly correct that some rich people aren’t carrying their weight—those who live off the rest of us by twisting the rules of the game in their direction: the sugar farmers who benefit from sugar quotas, the corn farmers who benefit from ethanol subsidies and those sugar quotas, and especially the Wall Street executives who have managed to convince both parties that the survival of their firms, even when they make disastrous loans to each other, benefits the rest of us. …The symbiotic relationship between politicians and the super-rich is destructive of democracy and our economy. Let’s not make it worse. To close our deficit, let’s spend less rather than tax anyone more.
What a good idea: “…spend less rather than tax anyone more.” That’s what this fight is really all about.
i guess unions think mail, the very thing that employs them, is a bad thing, not surprising, shouldn't they get in trouble for not delivering it on time, or did they deliver the wrong mail to prove a point - i would fire them immediately. United we stand, not attack, divided we fall, not take advantage of unionism.
once again, like media for liberals, the person behind the camera isn't helping
Thursday, September 29, 2011
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Acting Commerce Secretary: Despite Failures, ‘U.S. Can’t Afford’ Not to Subsidize Green Tech | CNSnews.com
...then they should be granting/giving loans, not throwing money at shiny things. investment, not divestment.
Local Newspaper Stories Underscore Growing Concerns About Impact Of Dodd-Frank Act On Jobs, Economy | House Committee on Financial Services
Op-Ed: allow business and workers to drive recoveryBy BA Team
technology is fast, whew, bought mine for 139, at the 2nd...3rd...price drop. 79 with hibernation advertiser screensaver, or 109 for standard. when are cars getting cheaper?
i already do; why is she so bossy? (...because she's an evil conservative with corrupt corporate interests...!)
Valerie Jarrett: The Point of Government Is to Give People a Livelihood So They Can Provide for Their Families - Valerie Jarrett - Fox Nation
that livelihood is virtue, not socialized subsidization. opportunity and knowledge, not dependency and control.
Aaronson: Republicans ‘all should be put in jail’ for trying to ‘destroy’ country, Obama | Post on Politics
by George Bennett | September 18th, 2011
Aaronson is a sadistic nazi - 'round em up and put em in jail for not worshiping the leader', wtf.
nude is lude
i saw a drowning polarbear whose last words were, 'put some clothes on you dirty faggots nobama...!'
this puts ballsout crazy, at a new low
a new meaning to demotivational posters
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Europeans Blast Obama: 'A Pathetic Attempt to Distract Attention from His Own Failures. How Embarrassing' - President Obama - Fox Nation
On Wednesday, German media commentators slam Obama's criticism of Europe.
The mass-circulation Bild writes:
"Obama's lecture on the euro crisis … is overbearing, arrogant and absurd. … In a nutshell, he is claiming that Europe is to blame for the current financial crisis, which is 'scaring the world.' Excuse me?"
"The American president seems to have forgotten a few details. The most important trigger of the financial and economic crisis was US banks and their insane real-estate dealings. The US is still piling up debt … The American congress is crippled by a battle between the right and the left. The banks are gambling just as recklessly as they did before the crisis. The president's scolding is a pathetic attempt to distract attention from his own failures. How embarrassing."
Read the full story at spiegel.de
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
the president said he wants to own responsibility for things of an economic nature. the welfare president blows dick nixon.
As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending congressional elections for the next couple of years.
- making fun of the welfare state is way more rewarding than racism - stupid hobo libtards!
5 Major Ways The Obama Administration Is Killing American Jobs - John Hawkins - Townhall Conservative
5 Major Ways The Obama Administration Is Killing American Jobs
Admittedly, the country was not in great shape when Barack Obama came into office. The United States had already gone into recession, the housing bubble had burst, and the global economy didn't look so hot either. Unfortunately, Barack Obama took a bad situation and made it much worse. Had Obama done nothing, chances are the country would be better off today and had he actually pursued a pro-growth policy of slashing regulations, cutting taxes, and tamping down the deficit, the economy would be immeasurably stronger than it is now. Instead, Barack Obama pumped job-killing, growth-draining rat poison directly into the veins of our nation's economy.
1) Obamacare: Obama pushed a massive new entitlement program past a Congress that didn't even read the bill. Many businesses don't fully understand how Obamacare will impact them when it goes into effect in 2014, but they do know their lives will be much more complicated, it will cost them a lot more money, and it will be considerably more difficult to provide health care for their employees. Obamacare is a major disincentive to hire new people.
2) Regulations: When the economy is reeling, that's when you need to cut back on regulations to spur growth, not gum up the works even further. According to the Heritage Foundation, "the Obama Administration imposed 75 new major regulations from January 2009 to mid-FY 2011, with annual costs of $38 billion. There were only six major deregulatory actions during that time, with reported savings of just $1.5 billion." In addition, the Obama Administration is proposing another seven new regulations that are projected to cost businesses somewhere between 35 and 100 billion dollars more. Every dollar that businesses have to spend trying to extricate themselves from government-generated red tape is another dollar that they can't spend on new workers who can make more of their products.
3) The EPA: The EPA has been waging a one bureaucracy war against American business and capitalism for a long while, but it’s stepping up its attacks to draconian levels under the Obama Administration. The EPA is pushing new greenhouse gas rules that could cost "7.3 million jobs and add $32.2 billion annually in new regulatory costs." Additionally, although environmentalists have claimed it's a "myth," the EPA is indeed planning to tighten its standards for how much dust can be in the air to a level lower than you'd find in "an average windy day in Dodge City." The EPA's new rules on boilers would wipe out 18% of the workforce in the pulp and paper mills. If you're a business owner in one of these industries and you see that the EPA is about to begin waging this sort of economic war against you, would you be creating any new jobs?
4) Spending: Even though Barack Obama promised to "cut the deficit in half by the end of his term," he's gone on the single biggest wasteful spending spree in recorded human history. Obama didn't start the bailouts, but he continued them, he pushed through a trillion dollar stimulus that did almost nothing for the economy, and he created a new entitlement program that, despite phony budget projections, everyone knows will add trillions to the debt. If Obama had actually gone in a different direction and lived up to his promise to cut the deficit, America's AAA rating would still be intact and we wouldn't have to worry about the possibility of America defaulting on its debts in as little as 4 (estimate from Tom Coburn) to 10 years (estimate from Mike Pence). America losing its AAA rating because of this level of spending was an almost unthinkable outcome before Barack Obama got into office. But now, businessmen have to consider the possibility of a government-caused default in less than a decade, an event that would create an economic climate in the United States that would likely be considerably worse than the Great Depression. Expanding in a situation like that is risky business and it's one more reason businesses aren't hiring.
5) Taxes: Obama has relentlessly demonized any American who's wealthy, productive, or owns a business. Then, Obama has gone on to scratch his head and wonder why those same people aren't creating jobs. Maybe he's never seen that old coffee-mug slogan, "The beatings will continue until morale improves." Setting aside pure politically-motivated class warfare, the reason Obama continues to regularly hurl his "two minutes of hate" at the most productive people in society is simple: It's a prelude to tax increases. The more you convince people that the Golden Goose is evil, the easier it is to get people to go along when you suggest slitting its stomach open. And the new taxes that are under discussion? They’re practically endless: killing the Bush tax cuts, a corporate jet tax, a value added tax, an increase in the capital gains tax, raising taxes on oil companies, a higher income tax on the "wealthy," the taxation of digital goods and services, healthcare taxes, raising the death tax, new corporate taxes, life insurance taxes, new energy taxes, taxes on allergy medicine, taxes on oxygen tanks, new real estate taxes, new tax rates for millionaires; on and on and on it goes. If you make enough money to actually hire someone to work for you in this country, it’s impossible to estimate how much of the money you've earned that you will be able to keep over the next few years. That uncertainty has caused job creators to hunker down, stockpile cash, and avoid hiring more people.
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Obama's Bipartisan Audacity
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An interesting quote on bipartisanship from Barack Obama which appears on page 131 of his campaign best seller, The Audacity of Hope:
"Genuine bipartisanship, though, assumes an honest process of give-and-take, and that the quality of the compromise is measured by how well it serves some agreed-upon goal, whether better schools or lower deficits. This in turn assumes that the majority will be constrained - by an exacting press corps and ultimately an informed electorate - to negotiate in good faith. If these conditions do not hold - if nobody outside Washington is really paying attention to the substance of the bill, if the true costs of the tax cut are buried in phony accounting and understated by a trillion dollars or so - the majority party can begin every negotiation by asking for 100 percent of what it wants, go on to concede 10 percent, and then accuse any member of the minority party who fails to support this "compromise" of being "obstructionist."
Ahem. Yesterday President Obama rallied a group of hard core left wing bloggers to put pressure on Congress while tellling them he is open to ramming health care through the Senate using the nuclear option of reconciliation to avoid a filibuster.
Meanwhile, the President's Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff have both gone on record recently to redefine the term bipartisanship. As John Dickerson wrote last week, the administration's argument is that "the traditional measure of bipartisanship—counting the number of Republicans voting on a bill sponsored by a Democrat or vice versa—is too limiting."
By his own definition, then, it seems President Obama is falling well short of achieving the kind of "genuine bipartisanship" outlined by then Senator Obama.--------------------------------------------
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then i'm going to quit my job, and live unemployed at the white house?
who's paying for this communist aspiration?
Donald Trump predicted this currency war.....
"Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said Monday night that when the Senate returns from a weeklong vacation, the chamber will work instead on a bill that would push to label China a currency manipulator, which would make retaliatory steps in order."
They speak of love and tolerance
They thrive on people's ignorance
To make you all Slaves of fear
They feed on your anxiety
To build their dead society
They've kept you down for a thousand years
They nurture prejudice and hate
Condemn the wars that they create
In the name of whatever god
They gladly sacrifice your lives
Increasing power is their prize
Without regrets they'll spill your blood
They're feeding you lies
With calculating smiles
Enslavement of the human mind
As long as you kneel to their authority
Religion is what makes you blind
They're treating you as mindless fools
And use you as obedient tools
It's time to set your spirit free
This world we cannot tolerate
It's time to seal all preachers' fate
And let them swing from Odin's tree
They're feeding you lies
With calculating smiles
Enslavement of the human mind
As long as you kneel to their authority
Religion is what makes you blind
Your minds are restrained
Obedience is the chain
They've locked you up and thrown away the key
Your souls are for sale,
And you're the ones who pay
But still, you'll never be set free
My Favorite Mixed Metaphors
Here’s what I think are a rather amusing collection of mixed metaphors along with a few malaprops for good measure. I’ve been collecting them for years and these are my favorites. I hope they provide a few laughs for you.
We could stand here and talk until the cows turn blue.
You could have knocked me over with a fender.
He was watching me like I was a hawk.
I’ll get it by hook or ladder.
He’s a wolf in cheap clothing.
They’re diabolically opposed.
He received a decease and desist order.
I wouldn’t eat that with a ten-foot pole.
Take a flying hike.
I shot the wind out of his saddle.
He’s not the one with his ass in a noose.
A loose tongue spoils the broth.
It’s all moth-eared.
I can read him like the back of my book.
From now on, I’m watching everything you do with a fine-tuned comb.
It’s as easy as falling off a piece of cake.
He’s like a duck out of water.
These hemorrhoids are a real pain in the neck.
It’s time to grab the bull by the tail and look him in the eye.
I wouldn’t be caught dead there with a ten-foot pole.
I hope he gets his curve ball straightened out.
It’s time to step up to the plate and lay your cards on the table.
He’s burning the midnight oil from both ends.
You can’t change the spots on an old dog.
It sticks out like a sore throat.
It’s like looking for a needle in a hayride.
People are dying like hotcakes.
He’s a little green behind the ears.
You can’t go in there cold turkey with egg on your face.
We have to get all our ducks on the same page.
The fan is gonna hit the roof.
I have a lot of black sheep in my closet.
I'm sweating like a bullet.
And my all-time favorite:
She’s suffering from a detached rectum.
Ron Paul 1912!
"There are three things which the superior man guards against.
When he is strong...quarrelsomeness.
When he is old...covetousness."
The Confucian Analects
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how would i give tithe if i have no stuff
would anyone be better at the church of mikal mor?
next time you go on vacation, i recommend go fuck yourself!
"Western officials often see China as a spoiler, particularly with its willingness to do business as usual with dictators and human-rights abusers."
Intelligent Design Creationism is not Science - James Williams - jamesdwilliams.wordpress.com - RichardDawkins.net
intelligent design creationism, implies that it could not be faith or science, its the act of a higher power. very intellectual, but not very intelligent, do try to learn your language. perhaps you meant creationism isn't science, (did ya see that, two words evolved into a contraction), that would be faith by people with faith, that would tell you 'duh!', i like evolution as a science, it's called biology, duh!, for the universe to evolve, (*nihilism, perhaps) there would have to be some foundation, an origin spell as it were.
evolution is opportunity, those pointing out flaws in creationism, will become predators or scavengers, enough of those already, stfu babies
Monday, September 26, 2011
3 major details:
-duh (WH is disconnected, unrealistic)
-plouffe sees a difference between people and government, "of by and for the people", he thinks that people need to be corralled.
-if they picked a dog, it would be better than this.
Obama: "and your response is that you want the poor to pay more."
no one said that, asshole. then he confused Jews with janitors, he needs someone intelligent to clean up his mess. he's a social worker using socialist to fix an economy. #Obamaisntworking
Sunday, September 25, 2011
These communists want to destroy your life.
The simple solution is/are solar powered ionic filters, they will clean the air and create Ozone/O3 simultaneously.
#Why are smart people so stupid?
by Dr. Elaina George
Michael Moore recently pontificated that under Obamacare Americans would have to wait for certain non life-threatening procedures such as a knee replacement. In his mind a “patriotic American” would be happy to do so. If one takes a critical look at socialized healthcare it would be obvious that it doesn’t work. In the UK, the healthcare system is so strapped for money that it is considering outsourcing the management of it to a German company. It is criminal that we would alter our medical system to emulate one that is obviously broken. Despite the pronouncements of healthcare equality we are rapidly moving towards a two tier system that is separate and unequal – those who have the means to do so will simply opt-out.
It is the insertion of Government into the healthcare system that has put us in the position we are in. Cronyism has given corporate interests such as big Pharma, medical insurance companies and hospitals the power to systematically remove competition, control prices and lead to the too big to fail phenomenon that has left doctors and patients on the outside looking in while those who know ‘what is best for us’ continue to gut what was once the best medical system in the world. The medical insurance industry is an example of a supporter that helped lobby for the passage of Obamacare that has been a big winner.
While people like Moore make easy pronouncements about it being alright to wait for medical care because it is your patriotic duty, the reality is people are suffering because of these decisions. Physicians are put in the untenable position of watching their patients suffer needlessly and in some cases die. As physicians we take an oath to do no harm. It is time for physicians and patients to make our voices heard before choices are legislated away.
In reality, Obamacare will potentially put more people in a broken system that will systematically delay and deny care all in the name of cost savings for the false feel good meme of universal coverage.
oters Not Buying “Hope And Change,” DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Tries To Sell Some “It Could Have Been Worse”
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Now two-and-a-half years later, we have turned the corner. We're no longer dropping like a rock. Now we are moving forward. We've had 18 straight months of job growth, added 2.4 million jobs to the private sector, month after month, passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, saved the American automobile industry which every republican candidate for president would have let go down the tubes.”
Chairman Priebus: “It sounds like the new slogan is no longer ‘hope and change,’ it's, “hey, it could have been worse.” Great bumper sticker …” (CBS’ “Face The Nation,” 9/25/11)
PRESIDENT ZERO’S ECONOMIC POLICIES HAVE FALLEN
SHORT OF HIS LOFTY RHETORIC
In August, The Obama Economy Added Zero (0) Jobs And The Unemployment Remained At 9.1 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 9/6/11)
- Gallup: “U.S. Job Creation On Downward Trajectory.” “Job market conditions in the United States deteriorated for the second month in a row as Gallup's Job Creation Index fell to +13 in August, down from +14 in July and +15 in June. Net new hiring is at about the level it was during the recession of late 2008.” (“U.S. Job Creation On Downward Trajectory,” Gallup, 9/6/11)
Since President Obama’s $825 Billion Stimulus Bill Passed, The Nation Has Lost 1.7 Million Jobs And The Unemployment Rate Has Increased From 8.2 Percent To 9.1 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 9/25/11)
- Despite Obama’s Advisors Predicting That The Stimulus Would Keep Unemployment Below Eight Percent, The Unemployment Rate Has Remained Above Eight Percent For A Record 31 Straight Months. (Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein, "The Job Impact Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Plan," 1/9/09; Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 9/25/11)
- FactCheck.org: “It’s Accurate To Say The Stimulus Has Failed To Live Up To Initial Expectations.” “CBO's high estimate is still short of the 3.5 million jobs that Obama had said would be created by the end of 2010, so it's accurate to say the stimulus has failed to live up to initial expectations. White House advisers wrongly estimated that the stimulus would bring the unemployment rate down to 7 percent — though they also thought the rate without the stimulus would be lower than it actually is, and they made clear that ‘substantial uncertainty’ surrounded those estimates.” (Lori Robertson, “Dueling Economic Ads,” FactCheck.org, 6/30/11)
Since President Obama Took Office, The Nation Has Lost 2.4 Million Jobs And The Unemployment Rate Has Increased From 7.8 Percent To 9.1 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 9/25/11)
- It Now Takes A Staggering 40.3 Weeks For An Unemployed Worker To Find A Job. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 9/25/11)
- There Are 22.8 Million Americans That Are Unemployed Or Working Part-Time Due To Economic Reasons. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 9/25/11)
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ CLAIMS THAT THE PRESIDENT BROUGHT US BACK FROM THE BRINK OF DISASTER BUT WE REMAIN ON THE BRINK OF ANOTHER RECESSION
The Wall Street Journal Survey: Economists See A One In Three Chance Of Another U.S. Recession In Next Year. “Economists see a one in three chance the U.S. will slip into recession over the next twelve months and doubt any steps the Federal Reserve might take at its meeting next week can change that.” (Phil Izzo, “Economists Say That U.S. Recession Looks More Likely,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/16/11)
- “The Highest Odds For A New Downturn That The Economists In The The Wall Street Journal Survey Have Given Since The Start Of The Recovery.” “Those are the highest odds for a new downturn that the economists in the The Wall Street Journal survey have given since the start of the recovery—and up four percentage points from last month's poll.” (Phil Izzo, “Economists Say That U.S. Recession Looks More Likely,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/16/11)
Reuters Poll: Economists See A One In Three Chance The U.S. Could Enter Another Recession. “Chances the United States will lapse into another recession rose over the past month to nearly one in three as the economy faces a number of road blocks that could derail already weak growth, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.” (Leah Schnurr, “Chances Of Another Recession Increasing: Reuters Poll,” Reuters, 9/14/11)
- “‘The Economy Is Dangerously Close To Stall-Speed. There Is No Buffer, And Even A Moderate Shock Could Derail The Cycle,’ Said Aneta Markowska, Economist With Societe Generale.” (Leah Schnurr, “Chances Of Another Recession Increasing: Reuters Poll,” Reuters, 9/14/11)
In 2010, 2.6 Million More Americans Fell In To Poverty And The Number Of Americans Living In Poverty (46.2 Million) Reached The Highest Level On Record. “The nation's official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent, up from 14.3 percent in 2009 ─ the third consecutive annual increase in the poverty rate. There were 46.2 million people in poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009 ─ the fourth consecutive annual increase and the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published.” (Press Release, “Income, Poverty And Health Insurance Coverage In The United States: 2010,” U.S. Census Bureau, 9/13/11)
- The Number Of People Who Didn’t Work At All Last Year Increased To 86.7 Million. “Trudi Renwick, the bureau's chief of the Poverty Statistics Branch, says ‘the single most important factor’ in the increase in poverty might be the increase in the number of people who did not work at all last year. She says the number of people over 16 who did not work at least one week increased from 83.3 million in 2009 to 86.7 million last year.” (Douglas Stanglin, “Census Bureau: U.S. Poverty Rises To 15.1%, Highest Since 1983,” USA Today, 9/13/11)
Pessimism About The Economy Worsens, With 61 Percent Of Americans Expecting Economic Conditions To Be Similar Or Worse In A Year. “Three in four Americans assess the U.S. economy as no better than a year ago, with 35% saying it is about the same and 42% saying it is worse. Looking ahead to a year from now, Americans remain largely pessimistic, with 61% expecting economic conditions to be similar to now, or worse.” (Jeffrey Jones, “In U.S., 6 In 10 Do Not Expect Economy To Improve Soon,” Gallup, 9/21/11)
- “A Slight Majority Of Americans For The First Time Blame President Obama Either A Great Deal (24%) Or A Moderate Amount (29%) For The Nation's Economic Problems.” (Lydia Saad, “In U.S., Slight Majority Now Blame Obama For U.S. Economy,” Gallup, 9/21/11)
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Don't play in traffic, don't pray in traffic, don't lay in traffic.