Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August, 2016, Part 2, Political Class Insanity: The Still Failing Obama Economy, Democrats Hypocrisy On the Minimum Wage, and Interpol Goes For The Second Amendment

It is the beginning of another month which means it is time again to review the latest political class insanity from the American political class. Each month it takes us multiple posts to cover the wasteful spending, incompetent government organizations and employees, government programs that usually make a problem worse than resolving it, inane and idiotic politician comments, etc. In fact, last month we set a record, needing ten full posts to cover it all.

To review past posts on this insanity and idiocy, just click on the first few posts in each month listed to the right of this page. After reviewing just a handful of these insanity posts we think you will agree that we are currently being served by the worst set of American politicians ever to hold office in our entire history.

It looks like our politicians have been especially insane over the past month or so let’s get started with the latest insanity from today’s American politicians:

1) We have often reviewed how the Obama administration had some of the most favorable economic tailwinds when it came to getting a recovery started after the last recession:

  1. The administration launched a massive (and failed) economic stimulus program that cost the American taxpayer well over $800 billion.
  2. The energy market experienced a massive and historic drop in energy prices that should have fueled other consumer and business segments of the economy.
  3. The Federal Reserve pumped trillions of fake dollars into the economy.
Despite massive government spending, an energy price drop, and the Fed trying to rev the economy with trillions of dollars, the latest economic news and data from the government proves that this administration fumbled the ball badly when it comes to economic strategy and plans:

  • The Wall Street Journal recently published data which shows the Obama recovery was the weakest recovery since at least World War II.
  • Despite it being seven years since the last recession, this recovery has created less economic growth than previous, shorter business recession recoveries.
  • The average annual economic growth during the Obama recovery has been only 2.1% despite the above tailwinds, far below the historical average of over 3%, according to the latest data from the Commerce Department.
  • Only one previous economic recovery did not attain a 3% average growth rate but that was over only six years, not the already seven years of the Obama recovery.
  • And news last week was not much better, showing that the economy grew at a 1.2% annual rate in the second quarter of this year.
Just another example that even when the political class, in this case the Obama administration, has everything going for them, stimulus, low energy prices, Fed cash infusion, they still screw it up.

2) Many Democrats are very vocal when the assert that the Federal minimum wage needs to be raised to $15 an hour. We pointed out many times in this blog, highlighting areas in the country that have already dramatically raised the minimum wage, that this type of economic nonsense may raise the wage rate for some people but it eliminates jobs for many others altogether: the good news is that your wages went up. The bad news is there are not any jobs available for you at the new wage rate.

But today’s discussion is not about bad economic policy but rather Democratic hypocrisy. They want to raise the minimum wage to $15 but they did not display that kind of generosity during their recent Presidential campaign:

  • The Democratic National Committee had to resort to hiring part time people to fill the seats at their recent convention, according to the website,
  • But rather than putting their money where their mouth was, they paid the temporary hires only $50 for seven hours work.
  • This comes out to about $7.14 an hour, less than half of the minimum wage rate they constantly scream about.
  • To add insult to injury, anyone who took the job for $7.14 an hour could not leave their seat even for a bathroom break. 
  • This hypocrisy was advertised online with the following Craigslist screen shot of the ad:
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Typical political class hypocrisy. You have to have Obama Care and the badness that it is but we do not. You cannot do insider stock trading but we can. You have to pay workers $15 an hour but we do not. Pathetic set of people.

3) What Obama, Hillary Clinton and many other liberals want to do is to make it more and more difficult for Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights and not have their rights to own firearms abridged. Despite Obama’s track record of releasing criminal illegal immigrants loose on our streets and the desire to take in more and more refugees from the very dangerous Middle East, and Hillary’s desires to do the same type of actions that put more and more Americans in danger from dangerous individual criminals and terrorists, they seek to disarm Americans as much as possible in the face of these increased dangers.

Maybe they should take pause and get a reality and common sense check relative to what the international police agency, Interpol, recently said:
  • Interpol recently proclaimed that allowing citizens to carry guns in public is the most effective way to prevent terrors attacks.
  • Notice how Interpol did not say that making increasingly difficult for Americans to carry guns in public was an effective way to prevent terror attacks.
  • ABC News recently interviewed Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble:
Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month’s deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Noble said there are really only two choices for protecting open societies from attacks like the one on Westgate mall where so-called “soft targets” are hit: either create secure perimeters around the locations or allow civilians to carry their own guns to protect themselves.

“Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem,” Noble said. “One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you’re going to have to pass through extraordinary security.” …

Citing a recent call for al Qaeda “brothers to strike soft targets, to do it in small groups,” Noble said law enforcement is now facing a daunting task.

“How do you protect soft targets? That’s really the challenge. You can’t have armed police forces everywhere,” he told reporters. “It’s Interpol’s view that one way you protect soft targets is you make it more difficult for terrorist to move internationally. So what we’re trying to do is to establish a way for countries … to screen passports, which are a terrorist’s best friend, try to limit terrorists moving from country to country. And also, that we’re able to share more info about suspected terrorists.”

In the interview with ABC News, Noble was more blunt and directed his comments to his home country.

“Ask yourself: If that (Westgate terror attack) was Denver, Col., if that was Texas, would those guys have been able to spend hours, days, shooting people randomly?” Noble said, referring to states with pro-gun traditions. “What I’m saying is it makes police around the world question their views on gun control. It makes citizens question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of terrorism?’ This is something that has to be discussed.'”

Arming civilians has greatly reduced crime and terror attacks in such places as Switzerland and Israel. Why is such common sense so often lost on people like Obama and Hillary Clinton?

Enough insanity for today. The lack of common sense on guns in a terror infested world, massive hypocrisy on wages from Democrats, and the Obama recovery is still failing. More insanity in the days to come.

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