August 24, 2011

Marco Rubio Answers Questions at Reagan Library

Senator Marco Rubio Answers Questions at Reagan Library after giving a speech. [Video Source]


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August 22, 2011

Bear Market Futures - Debbie Wasserman-Schultz :"Only I'm Smart Enough"

ARRA News Service -- A.F. Branco:

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz- Only I’m Smart Enough to Invest in the Stock Market
Pembroke Pines, FL, Oct 6, 2010 – It is no secret that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is one of the most fiercely partisan liberal ideologues in Congress.  But now she has earned yet another not-so-meritorious distinction - hypocritical elitist.

In case you haven’t heard, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz believes that only she knows what is best for her constituents, and it’s evident that she thinks people are simply not smart enough to make their own decisions about what is in their own best interests- even when it comes to their own personal investments.
During a recent televised appearance on CNN, Debbie lectured a national audience that, “Investing in the stock market is a risky gamble. It’s certainly not good for senior citizens or for the next generation to preserve Social Security.”

But it turns out Debbie doesn’t even listen to her own advice.
From the Daily Caller (9/30):
On the other hand, it seems Wasserman-Schultz may need to heed her own warnings. According to her most recent financial disclosure form, Wasserman-Schultz may be, if she believes what she told viewers of CNN, gambling with the twilight of her life.

In 2009, two years into the financial crisis, Wasserman-Schultz and her husband Paul purchased between $25,011 and $200,000 in mutual fund investments in retirement accounts.

Wasserman-Schultz also owns between $100,001 and $250,000 in common shares for the Community Bank of Broward, where her husband works.

“Hypocritical statements such as these are proof positive that politicians such as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz do not have a very high opinion of their constituents’ own ability to think for themselves,” said Karen Harrington, candidate for Congress in Florida’s 20th District.  “It’s clear that Debbie thinks her constituents are the equivalent of helpless children who cannot cope without her guidance and are incapable of making their own investment decisions or managing their own money.

Unfortunately, our present leaders in Congress view themselves as a ruling class of elites, and no longer as public servants. Debbie is certainly more comfortable lecturing everyone else what to do rather than allowing people to have the same choices and opportunities that she has at her disposal.

Hypocritical posturing that is this egregious should make people question whether Debbie ever believes her own rhetoric about this or any other important issue that Americans are facing today,” said Harrington.

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Tyrants Of Tolerance - Culture War

The culture war in American usage is a metaphor used to claim that political conflict is based on sets of conflicting cultural values. The term frequently implies a conflict between those values considered traditionalist or conservative and those considered progressive or liberal. ~ Wikepedia


ARRA News Service -- by Gary Bauer: Jerry Buell is a history teacher in Mount Dora, Florida. Buell has taught in the public schools for more than two decades. According to administrators he has a "spotless record." In fact, he was "Teacher of the Year" last year at Mount Dora High School.

Yet Buell has been suspended and is fighting for his job pending an ethics investigation. His offense: Writing a Facebook post critical of same-sex "marriage." By the way, in 2008, 62% of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

What happened to Buell is not an isolated incident. It is happening all over the Western world as homosexuality becomes more widely accepted. The movement that wore the mantle of tolerance is showing that it and its supporters are among the most intolerant. They not only want marriage to be redefined, they want it to be virtually illegal to express views that reflect traditional religious teaching.

Years ago, Dr. James Dobson and I co-wrote a book called "Children At Risk." We warned then that the culture war was real and only one side could prevail. Christians who continue to insist that same-sex "marriage" won't affect them are sleepwalking. It will impact what your children are taught in the public schools. Religious liberty is at stake.

Moreover, your job may well be risk. Major corporations and leading law firms pride themselves on their "tolerance" and diversity, when in fact they are anything but. Fail to toe the liberal line and you can lose your job. Just ask Dr. Frank Turek or Jerry Buell.

Men and women of faith cannot sit on the sidelines while the culture war rages on. Homosexuality is out of the closet and the tyrants of tolerance are trying to force anyone who believes in traditional values into the closet.
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Gary Bauer is is a conservative family values advocate and serves as president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families

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August 21, 2011

Republican Senate candidates face off in Orlando

One voice absent from the following referenced debate in Orlando was Allen West who is considering a run for the Senate.

By Bill Cotterell, Florida Capital Bureau:  Four Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate competed for the votes of Central Florida conservatives Saturday with promises to vigorously oppose gay marriage and abortion, fight for a balanced budget and federal spending cuts, stop the United Nations from imposing any global initiatives on Americans and seek a simplified, fair tax system that favors business growth.

They also vowed to block any environmental or financial initiatives sent to Washington by the United Nations -- with the prospect of pulling out of the world organization -- and to vote against confirmation of "activist" federal judges. Internet gambling also has to be curtailed, the four men generally agreed.

Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, ex-state Rep. Adam Hasner, retired Army Col. Mike McAlister and business executive Craig Miller were applauded frequently by about 250 activists from the Florida Family Policy Council and West Orlando Tea Party, which organized a debate in the auditorium of a middle school near Lake Eola. They were forewarned not to go negative or attack each other, although shots at President Obama, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Democrats who controlled Congress in the past two years -- and still run the Senate -- were fair game for the two-hour session.

George LeMieux
LeMieux, who was appointed to the Senate in 2009 for 16 months to complete the term of ex-Sen. Mel Martinez, said he supported a balanced-budget constitutional amendment and the concept of "cut, cap and balance" in the current congressional debate on fixing the economy. Like others, LeMieux said he would have voted against this month's debt-ceiling deal, if he were in the Senate now, because it did not cut spending enough and a 12-member "super committee" set up to make recommendations might come back with tax hikes.

"It was a Band-aid on a bullet wound... It was illusory, we've got to do better," LeMieux said. "Florida's Bill Nelson has no plan and that's why we need to get rid of him. Any one of the four people on this stage would be a lot better than Bill Nelson."

Adam Hasner
Hasner, a former state House Republican leader from Boca Raton, alluded to the Tea Party's strength in electing Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and grabbing 87 House seats with Republicans who vote the anti-tax, budget-cutting line. Hasner has focused on LeMieux in trying to mold his image more like Rubio's -- a blunt newcomer who happily bucks the GOP establishment.

"In 2010, the people in this room sent the first wave to Washington, D.C.," said Hasner. "In 2012, we need to send reinforcements."

McAlister, a Plant City palm tree merchant, held up a breast-pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution and said Congress, federal judges and executive administrators should be forced to strictly to adhere to it. That includes the 10th Amendment, he said, citing a tea party mainstay that conveys to the states all powers not specifically vested in the federal government.

"Any judges need to follow and defend the law of the land, or they need toe replaced," McAlister said.

Craig Miller
Miller, a Winter Park restaurant executive, said "activist judges" have made law from the bench instead of just interpreting the acts of Congress and clear intention of the Constitution.

"Activist judges dominated the court and we ended up with things like Roe vs. Wade," said Miller, citing the 1973 case that legalized abortion.

LeMieux, an attorney from Lighthouse Point, recalled that he voted against Senate confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, drawing applause from about 250 attentive spectators -- many of whom wore t-shirts with tea party slogans.

"Our judges should interpret the law as written," he said. "They are not legislators on the bench; they are there to call balls and strikes."

Hasner sparked a burst of applause by saying the "activist" problem is not limited to judges, but to administrators in federal agencies that impose education, environmental and regulatory burdens on the states. He said bureaucratic activism "puts our nation's sovereignty in jeopardy.

"I'm just very hopeful that we're going to have a Republican president who's going to appoint strict constructionists," said Hasner.

All four voiced strong opposition to abortion and promised to vote against any federal funding of Planned Parenthood. When asked about New York's recent legalization of gay marriage, the four Republicans said they supported the federal "defense of marriage act," which defines marriage as a union of one man and one woman.

"I think that's how God intended it to be," said Miller. "This direction, this slope we're on, takes our country in a direction that we need not go."

McAlister said that, as a 10th Amendment advocate, he would prefer to leave marriage to the states "but it has to be protected." He said variations of the issue have been on the ballot in 32 states -- including Florida, which outlawed gay marriage in a 2008 referendum -- and that "tens of millions of people have voted" to define the union.

Orlando attorney John Stemberger, a founder of the Family Policy Council, ran the constitutional amendment campaign on marriage three years ago. He said the four Republicans articulated strong conservative positions in the debate and that support of social conservatives and tea party activists was crucial to electing Gov. Rick Scott and Rubio last year, along with some members of the U.S. House and local governing boards.

"If history is any indicator, if the social conservatives and tea party can get on the same page as a candidate, they can determine the nominee," said Stemberger. "They are the largest and most cohesive voting bloc of the Republican Party."

All four voiced strong opposition to abortion and promised to vote against any federal funding of Planned Parenthood. When asked about New York's recent legalization of gay marriage, the four Republicans said they supported the federal "defense of marriage act," which defines marriage as a union of one man and one woman.

"I think that's how God intended it to be," said Miller. "This direction, this slope we're on, takes our country in a direction that we need not go."

Mike McCalister
McAlister said that, as a 10th Amendment advocate, he would prefer to leave marriage to the states "but it has to be protected." He said variations of the issue have been on the ballot in 32 states -- including Florida, which outlawed gay marriage in a 2008 referendum -- and that "tens of millions of people have voted" to define the union.

Orlando attorney John Stemberger, a founder of the Family Policy Council, ran the constitutional amendment campaign on marriage three years ago. He said the four Republicans articulated strong conservative positions in the debate and that support of social conservatives and tea party activists was crucial to electing Gov. Rick Scott and Rubio last year, along with some members of the U.S. House and local governing boards.

"If history is any indicator, if the social conservatives and tea party can get on the same page as a candidate, they can determine the nominee," said Stemberger. "They are the largest and most cohesive voting bloc of the Republican Party."

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August 18, 2011

Florida Court: Abortionist Ordered to Pay Survivor $36 Million in Damages

by Karla Dial: A Florida judge on Monday denied a new malpractice trial to an abortionist previously ordered to pay a victim $36 million.

As a result, James Pendergraft — who owns five abortion clinics in Florida and one near Washington, D.C. — will likely see his businesses close, since he does not carry medical malpractice insurance.

The money will go to Carol Howard for the life-long care of her severely disabled 10-year-old daughter. Howard sought a chemical abortion from Pendergraft in 2001, when she was 20 years old and 22 weeks pregnant. Instead of delivering a stillborn child into a toilet, however, she delivered a live child weighing just over 1 pound at a nearby hospital. Her daughter suffers from cerebral palsy, strokes, brain and lung damage, chronic lung disease, seizure disorders, and has no function on the left side of her body.

“She’s never going to get any better,” Howard’s lawyer, Jennifer Gentry Fernandez, told the Orlando Sentinel after the ruling. “It was a tragically unbelievable situation. Hopefully, it won’t be too much longer until we can get recovery for (Howard).”

If a sonogram had been performed, Fernandez said, Howard would most likely have realized abortion was no longer an option.

In court, Pendergraft’s attorney said if Howard had stayed at the clinic instead of leaving 12 hours after the drugs were administered, the outcome would have been different. Gentry told the jury that when Howard asked clinic staff why the abortion was taking so long, she was told to “change her attitude or get the h— out of the clinic.

Since opening his first Florida clinic in the mid-1990s, Pendergraft has served time in federal prison for extortion and perjury. The Florida Department of Health has suspended his license four times, but at press time, his clinics remained open with other abortionists at the helm.

Howard won her civil case against him in July, when a judge ordered him to pay $18,255,000 in punitive damages, $18 million in compensatory damages to be placed in a trust for her daughter’s care, and more than $400,000 in court costs. Eleven jurors found him guilty, and one declared him “absolutely guilty!”
[H/T ARRA News Service]

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August 16, 2011

Gun Rights Win in Florida: State Law Will Soon End Local Firearms Restrictions

TheBlaze:: Florida has decided to finally protect the 2nd Amendment at the state level and eliminate onerous restrictions that many municipalities and communities have enacted against gun rights.

Starting October 1st, any public official who passes or enforces gun regulations below the state level faces  a $5,000 personal fine and could even be removed from office by the governor for enacting or enforcing local gun laws.

While Florida has had a law on its books since 1987 that makes it illegal to pass gun regulations beyond state statutes, there was no enforcement mechanism in place. As a result, towns and cities have created ordinances at will. In the process, many of them have criminalized otherwise completely law-abiding citizens who unintentionally ran afoul of arbitrary, localized gun rules.

But thanks to the law recently signed by Governor Rick Scott, that’s all about to change in the Sunshine State.

Called the Penalties for Violating Firearms Preemption Law, the new state forces the repeal of any and all regulations, policies, and ordinances that violate the firearms preemption law of 1987. Its passage has already had an impact as assorted town and county bureaucrats are scrambling to come into compliance by the October 1 deadline. The Orlando Sentinelreported on the changes now underway that:
“Orange County employees have started removing ‘no firearms’ signs at county parks, and soon they’ll probably black out the same words on brochures. In Groveland, leaders recently erased from the books an ordinance that banned firing a gun into the air….in Boca Raton, the “no guns allowed” sign has come down at City Hall. In Lake County, commissioners recently deleted a provision in an ordinance that would have banned firearms on public lands, including its parks.”
The new law will make for consistent, state-wide rules for guns, including those with concealed carry permits. It will not affect rules already in place at the state level for firearms, the Orlando Sentinel points out, which include making it illegal to 'fire into buildings, cars, across streets and in public places, except for self-defense.' The new law won’t really expand gun rights so much as it will greatly clarify legal firearms possession, transport, and use- eliminating inevitable confusion for law enforcement and citizens alike.

Governor Scott
What is certain is this- Governor Rick Scott has sent a clear message that the right to bear arms enshrined in the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is not a parking regulation or a picnic permit to be issued, denied, or changed at the whim of any middling bureaucrat.

On top of that, the 6000% increase in aluminum baseball bat sales in the U.K. this week due to the shocking riots there may have refocused Floridians on their right to protect their persons and property as enshrined in our Bill of Rights, regardless of what any town or country says.

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August 9, 2011

Florida Republicans In The News

PBP: Miss. guv Haley Barbour backs George LeMieux U.S. Senate race

Roll Call: LeMieux Picks Up Haley Barbour Endorsement

SPT: In Senate race, LeMieux tells Tampa GOP he's 'terrified' over country's future

Orlando Sentinel: Assessing the GOP Senate field

PBP: Florida's redistricting could pit Republicans against fellow Republicans

National Review: Allen West: Swing-District Firebrand

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The Obama Fear & Smear Machine

Toon Via  22Moon.com
Question for The Huffington Post: Where are copies of Barack Obama's College Transcripts?

ARRA News Service - by Gary Bauer: There is a very revealing report in Politico today. Obama's reelection campaign is growing increasingly desperate. The hope is gone. And Obama is no longer the change candidate, but the status quo candidate. The 2012 campaign will be about fear and the politics of personal destruction.

The Obama team is assuming that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will be the eventual GOP nominee. Their campaign strategy is simple, and the story's headline says it all -- "Obama plan: Destroy Romney." Consider this excerpt: "Barack Obama's aides and advisers are preparing to center the president's reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney's character and business background… The dramatic and unabashedly negative turn is the product of political reality. …And so the candidate who ran on 'hope' in 2008 has little choice four years later but to run a slashing, personal campaign…"
As I have warned for months, Obama's reelection campaign is going to be brutal and ugly. Everyone recognizes that America is at a crossroads. Difficult decisions will have to be made in the next few years, and the left is desperate to maintain power. It will do anything to reelect Obama.

It doesn't matter who the GOP nominates. Take that paragraph above, remove Romney's name and replace it with your favorite candidate. We are living through Jimmy Carter's second term. With that kind of a record to run on, Obama's only hope of reelection is to destroy his opponent with "ferocious personal assaults" in a "slashing campaign." Whoever wins the nomination will face a billion-dollar "fear and smear" machine. The left plays hardball.

While Obama gave rousing speeches and did his best to appear moderate, his political allies were slinging mud from the gutter. Remember the New York Times hit piece that falsely accused Sen. John McCain of having an affair with a lobbyist? Remember how the Tea Party movement was accused of racism for opposing ObamaCare and more recently of "financial terrorism"? We know how the media treated Sarah Palin, and we can see how they are savaging Michele Bachmann now.

Last week the Huffington Post published Rick Perry's college transcripts. Governor Perry isn't even a candidate yet, but somehow his transcripts became public information. Perhaps in the interest of journalist integrity and balance, the crack investigative team at the Huffington Post will find Obama's transcripts! I won't hold my breath.

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August 8, 2011

Obamageddon Credit

by A.F. Branco: What's In Your Wallet?
One Commentator's View: "Look on the bright side, now that American has been downgraded, Iran no longer calls us the “Great Satan” just and “Average Satan.”

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Redeem Our Credit Rating & Clear a Path for Jobs

Rep Jim Jordan
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman, Republican Study Committee : S&P's downgrade is a warning shot the whole world saw coming. And if we don’t heed this warning with serious spending reduction, additional downgrades are likely.

Tinkering around the edges won't solve the problem. Clearly, we need to try something bolder. Even the Italians, with bigger debt problems than ours, are moving to amend their constitution to require a balanced budget.  It's time the U.S. did the same. We need to cut more, cap lower, and send a Balanced Budget Amendment to the states for ratification.

Americans are over-taxed and out of work, but Washington continues to spend more than it takes in while hindering American job creation and economic growth. The uncertainty caused by our debt problems has dampened our economy, but it's not the only thing holding back job creation. Our tax code needs reform to make us more competitive in the world market. We need a pro-American energy policy that makes use of the resources at our disposal. We also need regulatory relief. In July alone, the Obama administration proposed 229 new rules and finalized 379. These additions to the growing mountain of federal regulation will have an economic cost of $9.5 billion and countless jobs.

We have to get Washington out of the way to get the economy moving again. The way forward is clear -- cut spending, cut red tape, and force Washington to balance its budget.

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August 7, 2011

Big Government Interference on Operation of Family Farm Equipment

Was age 6 when my Ferguson was made.
Bill Smith, Ozark Guru: The below news report evidences one of many steps being taken by Big Government that affects American farmers and ranchers. American farmers and ranchers not only feed America but they feed much of the world. Ask yourself, why would the US Government pursue such lunacy as detailed in the news report?

As a teenager, I was a hired "farm hand" during the summers. So were my friends and bothers. It was healthy work. It was before the days that the government demanded that farmers report all local employment of temporary farm workers.

In "those days," $1 an hour was good work for a farm hand. Gasoline was 23 to 27 cents a gallon. I would start work at 5 AM joining my boss milking the cows, then worked with the livestock or in the fields and by 4 PM, we would begin the milking operation again. In addition to pay, I was fed a hardy breakfast, a big dinner for lunch and often leftovers if I stayed for supper. Thus my parents saved money feeding me on these days.

Before I was old enough to drive, a farmer furnished me a horse for transportation. However, at age 16, my employer provided me with an old truck to drive and enough gasoline to get back and forth to work. Due to the long days and to help prevent accidents, we were required to rest for an hour after lunch. In the winter, I would bunk in the barn or on the farmer's couch depending on the state of my clothes. In the summer, I loved napping outside under a tree. Sometimes, I would visit the local creek to cool off.

I and many other young men enjoyed being farm hands. There was no work on Sunday except for the farmer and his family. As farm hand we developed our skills driving and operating farm equipment: plowing, cultivating, mowing fields, raking, bailing hay, harvesting crops, and caring for the livestock, etc. We even had a few tractor races and were "fit as a fiddle." It was amazing how far $50-$60 per week went when one is fed, is provided a vehicle with gas, and the folks provide a roof over your head. I was in what was then called "hog-heaven" saving for my first used car and dating the future Mrs. Guru.

Since the days of my youth and being a farm hand, the busybodies and Big Government have expanded control over the lives of small family farms. The initials results were less hiring of people and the loss of many small farm operations. Farmers were forced more and more to rely on new technology, to consolidate their operations, to rely on their family members,and to share equipment and time helping each other. Many small farms had to sell to larger farms or to rent out their fields to larger operations. And, many farm lands were absorbed by subdivisions and growing cities especially during 1970-1990s.

In the 50 years since I was a teenage farm hand, the Government has never ceased their interference with farm operations. The Government and busybodies have continued to seek control of the operations of farmers. Often these efforts to control farming were masked under the banners of controlling the production of certain crops, of alleged safety and environmental concerns, and of national insurance and subsidy programs, Big Government has too much control and influence over farm operations and the decisions of farm owners.

The following news report provides one more example of Big Government seeking to interfere in farming operations. Now, Big Government is seeking to regulate who can drive farm equipment on one’s own land. Listen to the ABC local news report (video).

It is time for the States to stand-up against Big Government and to tell the Federal government to get out of the farm operations within their states. Unfortunately, some areas/communities have already signed various agreements, possibly even UN Agenda 21 agreements. They need to repudiate such agreements. Big Government appears to be intent on limiting and controlling the available food supply for our nation and the exports of food to other countries by restricting the internal operations of farms and ranches.

This latest reported effort as well as the many other efforts by the busybodies in Washington, D.C. seeks to steal and limit property rights. In this reported situation, it is the rights for farm families to operate their own equipment on their own land and the right of families to have young family members participate in those farm operations. These type efforts must be stopped.





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August 6, 2011

Economic Freedom & Quality of Life

Economic Freedom: Would you rather live in Hong Kong or Burundi? Switzerland or the Republic of Congo? The United States or Venezuela? You probably chose the first option in each of those examples, and it's because those countries are more prosperous than the second options. It also happens that they are the most economically free and have higher quality of life!

Economically free countries have lower taxes, lower government spending, less regulation, less volatility of currency, more free trade, and a sound legal structure. They also have higher per capita incomes (especially among the poor), higher life expectancy, less corruption, greater civil liberties, and higher quality of life. This is no coincidence. Let's continue to promote the economic freedom that makes America great!

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Below is an informative short video titled: Economic Freedom and the Quality of Life. It is centered on the ideas of economic freedom and the societal benefits it produces. The video helps explain what economic freedom is and why it's key to improving society.


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economic well being, income, property rights, life expectancy, liberty, freedom, civil rights, happiness, infant mortality, America, United States, government, size of government
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August 5, 2011

Obama Celebrates, America Mourns

Average duration of unemployment rose for the third straight month and is now at a record 40.4 weeks—about 10 months and now double where it was when President Obama took office in January 2009. The total number unemployed for more than half a year now stands at 6.18 million, 130 percent higher than when the president’s term began. - Jeff Cox, CNBC

ARRA News Service>/i> - Gary Bauer: Thousands gathered in Chicago Wednesday night to wish Barack Obama a happy 50th birthday a day early. Many of the attendees paid $30,000 a plate for the honor. For that, they were able to rub elbows with Hollywood headliners and popular music stars. The president held a second birthday bash at the White House yesterday. Everyone at the party seemed quite happy.

While the president was opening presents from his elite admirers, America was opening our "gift" from him. The stock market plunged more than 500 points as fear spread that the U.S. economy might be slipping back into a recession. Many Americans feel we never really got out of the last one!

Traders held their breath this morning waiting for the 8:30 AM jobs report, worried it could be another "unexpectedly" weak figure. You could almost hear the sigh of relief when the jobs figure came in slightly above the consensus and the official unemployment rate dropped one tenth of a percent to 9.1%. Whoopee!!!

Feel better? Of course you don't. The dirty little secret is the number fell a pitiful 1/10th of a percent because tens of thousands of Americans got so discouraged by the state of Obama's economy that they quit looking for work and dropped out of the jobs market entirely. Since they are no longer looking for work, they no longer count. Day by day, millions of other fed up Americans believe they don't count either.

Obama now says he will focus on jobs, but he has no ideas that he hasn't already tried. His mantra remains the same -- more regulations on business, higher taxes on entrepreneurs and small business owners whom he derisively refers to as "millionaires and billionaires" or "fat cats."

He continues to send hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats and regulators to attack and undermine our most successful industries -- energy, healthcare, finance, insurance and others. While we wait for his socialist ideas to work, he continues to wage class warfare and promises the American people not real jobs, but more food stamps, welfare and income redistribution.

Republicans, to their credit, have blocked efforts by Obama, Reid and Pelosi to raise taxes in the middle of an economic decline. But that isn't enough. What we need are TAX CUTS now! Lower tax rates on businesses, entrepreneurs and everyone else. Letting people keep more of their hard-earned money is the only stimulus that works.

We should be the party of lower taxes, smaller government and less bureaucracy. Let Obama run on being the president of more welfare, more food stamps and more government.

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