Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Associated Press: Raw Video- Mitt Romney: ‘To Small Businesses: ‘Add More Jobs’

Source:Associated Press- Governor Mitt Romney (Republican, Massachusetts) and Governor Rick Snyder (Republican, Michigan) campaigning in Michigan.

“Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney held a small business roundtable in Frankenmuth, Mich. Tuesday morning. The state is his final stop on a five-day, six-state Midwestern tour. Earlier he said he thinks Michigan is a state he can win.” 

Telling someone to hire people, won’t create jobs. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama says it’s time to hire new employees: “Well, just because of that alone, we are going to start hiring more people right way, because they know with their vast experience in running small business’s on how best to run our business’s, then we the people who are keeping these business’s, well in business”. It doesn’t work that way. What creates jobs in either small or big business, is the need to hire new employees. It’s as simple as that.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama waving their magic economic wands, won’t get small business’s to hire more people right now if profits are down or flat or you are worried about just staying in business. Perhaps trying to figure out how to obtain a loan, just to stay in business. You aren’t going to look for way to increase your payroll, if anything you are going to look for ways to cut payroll, to save money.

Small business’s aren’t hiring right now, because economic growth is low, job growth is also low because of weak economic growth now three years into the economic recovery from the Great Recession of 2008-09. Economic growth is low because consumer demand is low. Consumer demand is low, because people simply aren’t spending money right now.

If reading any of this makes you dizzy, I completely understand. I’m dizzy just from writing it. Americans are spending just to meet their basic needs and are struggling just to do that. One reason why it’s a bad time to pass tax hikes. Sorry Socialists, tax hikes and tax increases are not always a good thing a cure to any disease, economic or otherwise. But all these things in the economy are linked together and are holding our economy down. So the way to create jobs and get small business’s to start hiring again, is by giving them more customers. Give them more demand so they need more employees to meet the new consumer demand.

You don’t create new jobs by making small businesses jobs tougher by taking more of their money from them to feed Uncle Sam, who needs a diet anyway. The way you create more jobs, is to create more demand and need for new workers. That is how we get the economy going again. Sounds simple, now we need policies to encourage that. So first, let’s not pass tax hikes right now, the payroll tax or anything else. Consumers need that money in their pockets and for jobs to be created, they need to spend that money.

One way to do that is to create jobs for small business like with infrastructure investment, passing an infrastructure bill out of Congress in the hundreds of billions of dollars over two years. By giving construction companies more work to do, they’ll end up needing new employees to do that work, which will create more and new jobs, hiring unemployed construction workers.

Economics 101: to create new jobs, you first need to work and business to do. These people will now have some money to spend with their new jobs and would add to our consumer spending, which will lead to new consumer demand, which will lead to new economic growth, which will lead to more job growth.

All of these things are linked together and when they are all doing well, like just as little as 5-6 years ago or in the 1990s economic and job growth are high. But when they are down, our whole economy as far as consumer demand, consumer spending, economic and job growth are all down. Which is the situation right now. So to fix these problems we need to encourage people to spend money again. You don’t fix the economy with politician’s saying: “Now it’s time to hire for the good of the country!” Business’s need good reasons to hire that will help their business’s first. 

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Goal: Reduce Violent Crime in Maryland: Targeting Real Criminals Instead of People who aren't

The number one priority especially for a State Government, is Public Safety, without that we don't have anything else. Nothing else is possible, thats a fundamental value that only Anarchists could disagree with, the question is how do we do that and what do we mean by Public Safety. To Liberals such as myself, as well as Libertarians, Public Safety is about preventing and then punishing people when they harm innocent people. First trying to prevent these crimes from happening in he future but when they do, which of course they do happen, then catch and punish those criminals, of course after they are convicted. We do have Constitutional Rights and Rule of Law, catch and punish rapists, murderers, Sexual Abusers, Child Abusers, robbers, batterers, people who actually represent a threat to society. And must be put away for the protection of society, Drug Offenders and I'm not talking about Narcotics Dealers, don't qualify under this, they represent the same threat to society as do alcoholics. But we don't arrest and lock people up for being alcoholics, only crimes they commit relating to alcohol but you could be user of Illegal Narcotics, just a user not an addict and simply be arrested and locked up for it.

Not every crime thats committed, whether its in Maryland or somewhere else, deserves a Prison Sentence to go along with that. Things like possessing marijuana, to use as an example or shoplifters, we don't need to lock up these people in prison, there are smarter more effective ways of dealing with these offenses. Then to lock people up in prison and with an approach like this we can save our valuable prison space, for he people I mentioned earlier, real criminals who actually represent a threat to society. And we have some things that we call crimes, that don't need to be crimes at all, marijuana would be an excellent example of that, Maryland just recently legalized Organize Gambling. So we now have Maryland Casinos, so one less Minor Offense that Maryland Law Enforcement has to worry about. So what we should do is protect people from the harm of others, not try to protect people from themselves.

Law Enforcement and Corrections System would be a hell of a lot more effective and efficient, if we just catch, convict, lock up and house the people that need to be there. As well as give the people who need to be locked up, the opportunity to turn their lives around, so when they do get out. They have legitimate skills that they can turn to and not have to go back to crime and not have to return to prison.

The Onion: Behind The Pen- Nanny State, Ninny State

This piece was originally posted at FRS Daily Press: The Onion: Behind The Pen- Nanny State, Ninny State

The guy narrating this video sounds like a pervert. Perhaps how Jerry Sandusky sounds in private or how some of these religious fundamentalists sound in private. The people who bash homosexuals and believe homosexuality should be outlawed. But he does make a valid point of what a nanny state looks like. "Don't bother to think for yourself and to take care of yourself, because we Progressive-Humanists will do that for you. And not only that, but when you do things that are considered unhealthy, we'll punish you for hurting yourself. So you don't do that in the future."

This whole nanny state episode is a self-inflicted wound that Progressive-Humanists have done to themselves. By trying to outlaw large soda drinks in New York. And they have their brand new hero in Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Who I guess has replaced Karl Marx in leading the charge and have opened up themselves to satires like this and I referring to this video by The Onion. Whether it's outlawing plastic bags in Los Angeles or trying to outlaw tobacco or hate speech, because they are worried about people's feelings getting hurt, well people that agree with them. They add to the notion that Progressives want to control people's lives.

I'm not trying to make the case that Progressives have a monopoly when it comes to the nanny state, because they certainly do not. And that Neoconservatives are completely innocent when it comes to the nanny state. They are both guilty when it comes to the nanny state, but for different reasons. And why they are on the fringe in American politics and both have anti-views when it comes to individual freedom, but go about it differently. Neoconservatives are nanny statists when it comes to things like censorship, pornography, political speech they disagree with, homosexuality.Women's place in the world, what people can wear in public, etc and unfortunately I could go on. But I trust you have other things you want to do with your lives then to hear this indefinite list.

But Progressive nanny statists have been in the news more lately with the soda ban. And have just fueled the stereotype that they want to control how Americans live their own lives. That they don't trust Americans to be able to make basic fundamental decisions with their own lives. Like what to drink. Or when it comes to hate speech, right-wing radio, Fox News, the "Fairness Doctrine" or what we can eat and drink. Progressives feed the notion that they want to control Americans lives. That if Americans don't look at the world exactly the way they do and live their lives they way they do, that there's something wrong with them that Uncle Sammy or another jurisdiction has to fix that by outlawing whatever they feel needs to be fixed. That they are so bored with their lives and don't have enough to do themselves, that they have to try to live the lives of others.

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