Rich TAkes! on The Modern USA

RichTAkes! RAnt Of The Day

I was skimming through a forum the other day when I stumbled across a comment, a portion of which was,

Anon: …in the modern USA, there are lots of people who are trying very hard to find ANY kind of work, let alone better work, sometimes to the point of traveling around the country and sending out hundreds if not thousands of applications, but aren’t getting hired. They’re always either overqualified or lacking the right credentials (read “connections”)

Here is my rant in reply in part as to why the job market stinks, unless you land a government job which is the only sector that has been booming since Obama has been President.

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Earth Day 2012: An Economic Suicide Pact?

It’s difficult . . .

to put things in perspective at times. A little over 150 years ago we fought a great Civil War. Armies of foot soldiers walked, and teams of horses hauled the supplies. Oil had not yet been discovered near Titusville, PA, and Thomas Edison and NikolaTesla were not yet exploring the wonders of AC and DC electrical current. Tiny Wabash, Indiana became the first electrically lighted city in the world a mere 132 years ago.

Such wonders of advancement, dare I say progress,  that we have witnessed in such a short time since then. America has been blessed with huge supplies of coal, oil, and natural gas, which allowed us to harness energy beyond the simple mill-dam crushing wheat seed into flour. Coal was easily mined, which heated our houses and buildings much more efficiently than using wood as our predecessors did, and with the discovery of electricity, coal could be used to make steam to efficiently drive electrical turbines and distribute power wherever a power-line could reach.

We owe our current modern way of life to these early and unencumbered scientists and pioneers.

Why are some in our society doing their best to convince us to enter into a suicide pact? Here is what I would do if I wanted America to fail. What would Henry Ford say if he were alive today?

Plentiful, cheap energy is what has allowed and driven our nation to be great. 

The Economy is Getting Better? Don’t Believe It, It’s Time To Prepare!

Don’t believe the elite media and the Obama Administration’s claims that the economy is getting better, it isn’t. The employment rate today is about 64%, compared to the official unemployment figures slightly under 9%. Bush was roundly criticized when only 400,000 jobs were added per month, today Obama is celebrated when a couple hundred thousand are added, not near enough to keep pace with those entering the job market for the first time. Gas prices are approaching an all-time high again, and Obama claims no silver bullet can change that. The truth is that official policy can go a long way to getting us back to cheap energy, which this administration has fought and even tossed up road-blocks every step of the way. Housing is still in the dumps, and the Dems are still taking steps to keep people in homes that they couldn’t afford to be in to begin with, also due to Democratic policy.

Here is a great listing of indicators which clearly show that things are only getting worse, not better. The silver bullet for our economy will be to retire Obama next November.

If The Economy Is Improving….

If the economy is getting better, then why did new home sales in the United States hit a brand new all-time record low during 2011?

If the economy is getting better, then why are there 6 million less jobs in America today than there were before the recession started?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the average duration of unemployment in this country close to an all-time record high?

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