Finger pointing at President Obama on economy illustrates ignorance

I had someone ask me today “Why is everyone blaming President Obama for the economy?”  My answer to him would not be appropriate for publishing here, but after thinking about it for a minute, the question is valid and provides what I like to call a teaching opportunity. The first thing we have to understand is that the GOP and their lemmings want nothing more than for the President and all Democrats in Congress to lose next year’s election.  That’s right, most of the nonsense you hear directed at the President has absolutely nothing to do with any founded issues … Read More

House GOP continues to push its path to disparity

As we emerge from the tidal wave of fear and misinformation surrounding the debt ceiling and the credit rating downgrade, jobs once again rise to the forefront of the action lacking rhetoric. The House Republicans continue to lie to the American people, telling them that they have already proposed plans to spur job creation.  If you look at the record, however, you see a completely different tale. The recent FAA crisis was temporarily averted by another “compromise” which will end up requiring overhauling in order to ensure that small municipal airports continue to receive FAA services.  The reason a small … Read More

A possible path to compromise on job creation

If you have been reading my articles for some time, you know how much I have mocked the conservative proposals for job creation, tax cuts for corporations, deregulation and budget cuts. But a five minute radio interview gave me hope that maybe there is a middle ground. On the way home from the office today, I was listening to All Things Considered on NPR, and the interview was with Intel president Paul Otellini. Otellini was asked what, if anything, government could do to create jobs.  “Stay out of the way” was his first response.  In my mind, I was thinking … Read More