Why Jim Moran Is Wrong

Congressman Jim Moran appeared on Hardball late last week and made this astonishing remark.

In the last six months, more jobs were created than Bush was able to generate in eight years.

Really?

All one has to do is spend a few minutes Googling the information to find out that the above statement is simply not true. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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Even if you judge the Obama Administration and the Democrats in power based solely on the graphic on the right, that is NOT something I would call a ‘success.’

President Bush was a big spender himself but, his Administration did create 3 million new jobs during his eight years in office. Under President Obama, the economy has lost 2.6 million + jobs since the Recovery Act was passed, 4.4 million since the President was elected in 2008.

That’s not what I would call a success, and that’s definitely NOT better than what President Bush accomplished. These figures are more like what President Herbert Hoover accomplished.

Jim Moran is out of touch.

We have a darn good candidate who can replace him. Someone who will stop the lies, and the spending. Check out Patrick Murray. Together, we can get rid of Jim Moran.

Jim Moran: Hey, The Economy Is OK (Video)

Congressman Jim Moran, my Democratic Congressman from the eighth district of Virginia, was recently on Hardball on MSNBC where he told Chris Matthews that the U.S. Economy “has recovered.”

In the video, even Chris Matthews was surprisingly very skeptical when Moran said this, asking if the job numbers are actually as good with all of the Government jobs being created.

My first question after seeing this video is, what is he smoking?

Vice President Joe ‘Plugs’ Biden recently admitted to a room full of supporters in Wisconsin that “there’s no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession.” Paul Krugman, the liberal economist thinks the U.S. in the throws of a third depression. Many other economists see a double-dip recession looming. The President and Congressman Moran’s response?

Let’s spend more money we don’t have.

As for the remark Congressman Moran made in the above video that the Democrats have created more jobs in the last six months than in Bush’s eight years? One only has to spend a few minutes Googling the information to find that that is quite simply a flat-out lie.

While President Bush didn’t create anywhere near the 23 million + jobs that Bill Clinton did during his time in office, or the 16 million + that Reagan did but, he did manage to create 3 million new jobs. Maybe the Congressman was including the Census jobs which we know now to be a complete farce. Several Census whistleblowers have come forward to explain how they were hired and fired several times by the Census. The problem? Each time they were rehired counted as a ‘new’ job. These jobs are temporary jobs. When their term ends, how high will unemployment go?

Clearly, the economy has not recovered as the current Administration and Congressman Moran would have you believe.

Patrick Murray, Congressman Moran’s challenger this fall writes:

Even Chris Matthews was aghast forcing Congressman “Out of Touch” Moran on air to concede it was only temporary government census jobs that were keeping unemployment under 10%.

If Moran is willing to accept 10% unemployment and anemic private sector job creation as the new normal, then it is time for the 8th district to get a new Congressman.

As your representative in Congress, I will fight for the creation of good jobs. I will fight for fiscal sanity in our federal budgets. And I will fight to eliminate the type of “earmarks for sale” politics that “Out of Touch” Moran has perfected over the years. In short, unlike Congressman “Out of Touch”, I will fight for you.

It is time to retire Jim Moran. He is clearly out of touch. We voters of the Eighth District cannot afford him anymore.

When Government Gets Involved (cont’d)…

You think Government knows best? You think Government knows better than you how to live your life?

If you answered yes to either or both questions above, Judge Andrew Napolitano, filling in for Glenn Beck on Fox News from last week shows you why you’re wrong. The Judge explains who, besides BP is at fault for the worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States.

A couple of things from this video I didn’t know:

  • BP wanted to drill in 500 feet of water.
  • The state of Louisiana said ok to the company’s request.
  • The Federal Government said NO. They had to drill in 5,000 feet of water.
  • Never mind that no company had EVER cleaned up a well that deep.

So yes, while BP deserves a lion’s share of the blame, the Federal Government, including those in the Mineral Management Service, Department of the Interior, as well as those in Congress (both Democrats & Repewbics) and in the Executive Branch, deserve a share of the blame as well. Why drill for oil at 500 foot depths when you can force companies to go deeper?

(Video via HolyCoast.com)

Border War In Texas Too (Video)

Think it’s bad only in Arizona?

An amazing story from the Nightline folks on ABC from late last week on the border war happening in Fort Hancock, TX. Crime and violence is flowing over the Mexican border into Texas (as well as Arizona, New Mexico, and California). The Federal Government does nothing to protect the border. Notice how there are NO Border Patrol agents in the story. I wonder how long until the Government will sue the citizens of Fort Hancock for arming themselves against the intruders?

Feds To Have ‘Kill Switch’ On The Internet?

The federal government would have “absolute power” to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill being pushed by Joe Lieberman, legislation which would hand President Obama a figurative “kill switch” to seize control of the world wide web in response to a Homeland Security directive.

Lieberman has been pushing for government regulation of the Internet for years under the guise of cybersecurity, but this new bill goes even further in handing emergency powers over to the feds which could be used to silence free speech under the pretext of a national emergency.

“The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects “shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed” by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined,” reports ZDNet’s Declan McCullagh.

The 197-page bill (PDF) is entitled Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or PCNAA.

Technology lobbying group TechAmerica warned that the legislation created “the potential for absolute power,” while the Center for Democracy and Technology worried that the bill’s emergency powers “include authority to shut down or limit internet traffic on private systems.”

Read the full story from Prison Planet at this link.

When Government Gets Involved…

It usually stifles innovation and expansion by the private sector. Government intervention through regulation also cost jobs. Witness the Government’s proposed regulation of the internet:

Proposed regulation of high-speed Internet service providers by the U.S. government could cost the economy at least $62 billion annually over the next five years and eliminate 502,000 jobs, according to a study released by New York University Law School.

The report estimates that broadband providers and related industries may cut their investments by 10 percent to 30 percent from 2010 to 2015 in response to additional regulation. At 30 percent, the economy might sustain an $80 billion hit, according to Charles Davidson, director of the law school’s Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute, which released the report on June 16.

“There will be follow-on effects in the whole ecosystem,” said Bret Swanson, president of technology researcher Entropy Economics in Zionsville, Ind., who co-authored the study with Davidson. “A diminution of investment by the big infrastructure companies will reduce network capacity, new services, and investment by all the ecosystem companies,” such as application providers and device manufacturers, he said in an interview.

On June 17, the Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on taking public comment on Chairman Julius Genachowski’s proposal to give the agency greater authority over broadband service providers such as Comcast (CMCSA), Verizon Communications (VZ), and AT&T (T). The agency wants the power to impose so-called net neutrality rules that would require providers of traditional broadband and wireless services to allow all applications and devices onto their networks. In April, a court ruled that the FCC currently lacks the authority to impose such regulations.

Translated, the average internet user, someone like me, will use the internet and get less for more money.

Dale Peterson’s Endorsement (Video)

This is the man that gave us quite possibly the greatest political ad ever which spawned a spoof ad. He’s back and he certainly doesn’t support the ‘dummy with all the illegal campaign contributions’ that’s for sure. And if you try and steal the yard signs? Look out…

(Video via The Other McCain)