Even while serving as a Southern Railway, and later, Norfolk-Southern lawyer for the Carmens International labor union during the 1990s in South Carolina, Lawyer Michael Auburn was uncomfortable with the notion that Labor Day and the Labor Movement were so singularly associated with labor unions by so many. Labor, he says, is the promise of American Liberty to all Americans, most of the fruits of which laborious happiness pursuits one is deemed entitled to keep and much of which is accomplished via the sweat of entrepreneurs’ brows. Their labor involves the kind of risk-taking usually necessary to produce good-paying jobs for others. In short, owners’ work, i.e. labor should be celebrated just as much or more than the employee variety usually associated with this national holiday. Especially given the latest U.S. Jobs Report showing the lowest labor participation rate since the days of the 1970s Misery Index.
The literal “movement” of labor has nearly reached the same stasis under Obama (less than 2% growth = anemic) as the organized private sector variety did at least two decades. Even FDR opposed the notion of public sector government unions bargaining with itself with taxpayers money. The major impediment to economic growth, bringing discouraged workers back to the labor force, allowing part-time workers to work full time and wage growth are the taxes and regulations of Obamacare, Dodd-Frank and other Obamanomics anti-business impediments. Then there is the rapid automation via robots and other machines. Continue reading
“We turn the page…the shadow of crisis has passed and the state of the union is strong.” Before these lines, President Barack Hussein Obama recalled fifteen years of terror on our shores, wars and a vicious recession.
At least he went on to admit that it’s still a “hard time for many.” Yes, especially for Democrats whose Obama page turned them out of more House seats, the majority in the Senate and an overwhelming majority of state legislatures.
Sadly, hard times continue for the victims of the slowest so-called “recovery” since the Great Depression, many of whom no longer look for non-existent jobs and thus are not counted as “looking for work” in the increasingly irrelevant U-3 “official” unemployment rate, now at 5.6% and touted as evidence of the passing of a crisis “shadow”. Or does Chief Executive Obama still refer back to the post-housing-bust banking crisis that ended thanks to TARP, signed by President George W. Bush. Or does Commander in Chief Obama refer to the dearth of follow-on attacks on the homeland after 9/11, prevented by intel gathered at Gitmo via harsh interrogations and trained terrorists killed or captured in Iraq and Afghanistan that he opposed? The same Gitmo even Democrats would let him close but from which he releases sleeper cell agents that were poised for post-9/11 attacks on the Fruited Plain.Continue reading
Man and Chevrolets dangerously warm the Earth; Muslims hate us because Bush Republicans are racist, sexist cowboys who want to throw grannies over the cliff; all men are rapists; if a drop of BP oil hits the Gulf, life as we know it there will end; government shutdowns are the worst possible occurrence; government can best control one-sixth of the economy and the other 5/6ths as well for that matter; and have we got the perfect candidates to deal with all that: Meet Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and fellow Democrats to enact laws necessary to produce Utopia, or look the other way when illegal executive orders or memos must be the unconstitutional means to those ends.
And they think God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are far-fetched? Geesh, but we digress.Continue reading
Fort Sumter was not hurled by Union soldiers serving under Major Robert Anderson across Charleston Harbor into inchoate cannon balls still in the cannons of Citadel-manned troops under the command of Confederate Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard located at Forts Johnson and Moultrie on James and Sullivan’s Islands, respectively, in South Carolina.
No, the War Between the States begun at 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861 was initiated by Southern aggression, despite the appellation for the Civil War preferred by Lost Causers as, the War of Northern Aggression.
But the war that has been waged against the eleven states that seceded and several other south of the Mason-Dixon line at least since five minutes after its native son, yet still a Democrat, Bill Clinton evacuated the White House just after High Noon on January 20, 2001, has been one born of Northern and West Coast aggression. What on God’s Green Earth is this South Carolina Gamecock presently roosted atop Stone Mountain of Georgia talking about?
The latest battle in the Yankees’ aka Liberal Democrats’ unrelenting attack against Southern voters refusing to give them electoral votes for Obamacare, higher energy and food prices and appeasement of Islamist terrorists was initiated by the Washington Post in the wee hours of October 7, 2014 with the following salvo, i.e. Why the South is the worst place to live in the U.S. – in 10 charts.
In his treasonous diatribe, a Wonkblog spy operating as Roberto A. Ferdman (notice the lack of creativity in the creation of aliases?) constructs ten supposed Southern strawmen and proceeds to destroy them with exaggerations, false assumptions, hasty generalizations, false dichotomies, post hoc and ad hoc non-arguments, reverse burdens of proof, non sequiturs and begged questions. Continue reading
Admission: It has become increasingly harder for this 2008 Housing-Bust-and-subsequent-Great-Recession-ravaged South Carolina Gamecock now roosted atop Stone Mountain of Georgia, to be thankful during the anemic so-called recovery brought to America by Obamanomics.
We don’t live on Wall Street, K Street or a fracking-good state. No, we continue to struggle with hunger games outside of the Capitol City with scribblings such as this dedicated to the proposition that all men and women are endowed by their Creator with the unalienable right to eventually understand how liberal Democratic Party policies fail all but well-connected cronies and Big Business sell-outs every time.
Yes, I’m a Jacksonian, tea partier conservative Republican. But mostly I’m just an average American trying to recover to the point that I can one day again afford Le Sueur-brand peas instead of having to settle for generic brands so I’ll have enough change left over to buy gasoline Continue reading
The Liar-in-Chief is exposed as his signature Obamacare implodes and 720,000 drop out of the workforce in one month.
Insurance policy cancellations and security lapses at HealthCare.gov(when potential victims of identity theft can get the website to “work”) have interrupted the body politic long enough. Time for Democrats to roll out their favorite pets to distract Americans from serial failures while branding Republicans as heartless bigots. The only questions are Continue reading
There is more than one way to skin cats and bankrupt private insurance companies.
That President Obama lied when he guaranteed Americans they could keep insurance policies they liked is a metaphysical certitude.
What is supernatural is just how many ways he lied.
From James Taranto, WSJ’s Continue reading
The only “work” stimulated for non-government union employees by President Obama’s 2009 “stimulus” bill was for U-Haul to move adult children’s furniture back to their parents’ homes.
Obamacare will force children lucky enough to have full-time jobs to rent Ryder trucks to transport mom and dad’s stuff to their abodes. Maybe President Barack Obama would consider issuing an executive order allowing adults to stay on their children’s employer-mandated insurance until a death panel deems them no longer insurable by Obamacare standards?
Full disclosure, when I was a young child in the early 1970s, my great-grandmother permanently resided with my maternal grandmother and my great aunt frequently resided Continue reading