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This is ‘Obamathink’ at it’s best




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February 25, 2011 | 1,798 views | 19 comments

The old jobs are dead. Long live the new jobs. Paint your roofs white, put more air in your tires, and drive the speed limit. Eat only approved healthy foods, don’t drink or smoke, only attend government-approved schools with government-approved teachers, and “share the wealth.”

Force the cost of energy and fuel up so high that alternative methods are our only choice. No, wait. There will be no choice if we are forced, against our will and good sense, to use only light bulbs that don’t work and to drive cars that we don’t want to drive, or not to drive at all and forced to take light rail.

When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced in January that unemployment rates would take several years to get back to “normal,” several states announced that alternative energy jobs were “soaring.” But, at what cost?

Some people really believe that the country’s future hinges on the development of alternative energy technology. But the truth is that today there are millions of manufacturing jobs that have been displaced and sent to foreign countries because of our inefficiency and restrictive government regulations. They claim that our dependence on fossil fuels continues to make Americans “slaves to foreign oil.” That, however, is only because the current administration insists that we cannot drill and cannot develop and use our own vast resources. We are being forced into an unnatural alternative energy industry.

Any “explosion of new jobs” is only as a result of taxing some industries to pay for new industry. Some of this "new" technology includes railroads and vast fields of windmills. This hardly sounds like new technology. We all know that railroads are long past their prime, and windmills have been around for centuries. They mar the landscape just as do railroad tracks and the vast acres of beautiful stainless steel solar panels. Where are the environmentalists? They believe in only preserving the pristine countryside in Alaska, and be damned with the Texas landscape.

While there’s nothing wrong with wind and solar, we are smothering progress by refusing to develop those God-given natural resources that have made this country so rich and prosperous. And, by rich and prosperous, I don’t mean just material wealth. At one time, we were a nation of strength, both moral and physical, and today we are weak-kneed when it comes to making decisions and taking care of ourselves. We want to turn to someone else to do it, and usually, it’s the government.

This is not good for our national health and the survival of a free America.
 
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New Guy  
Wilson County  
March 1, 2011 7:59am
 
4 th Generation Texan, no thank you. You are way to old for most of the people that blog this newspaper. I have seen you and I would not get near you even if you paid me.

 
Alvin Charmaine  
February 28, 2011 3:44pm
 
Everyone got 2% less deducted in SS taxes. Your paycheck should be bigger. The Dollar hasnt been inflated, Investors looking for a Safe Haven have chosen gold. The Stock Market is going up because corporate profits are huge ... More ›

 
Ms. S. V.  
Floresville  
February 28, 2011 3:33pm
 
Who got a tax cut? Not I ... Stockmarket's going up on the inflated dollar which soon will crash and burn.

 
Alvin Charmaine  
February 28, 2011 3:12pm
 
Now that Obama has cut taxes and its hitting everyone's paycheck, I expect 2011 to be a great year in the stock market. I made $532 on todays %.76 DJIA uptick. Not too shabby for a little side gig.

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
February 28, 2011 3:03pm
 
Liar! LOL! I'm sure you got that information from Moveon.org, the Huffington Post, GeorgeSorosScrewCapitalism.net,SmileAndSayEveryt
hingIsGood.org,FeedTheSerfsCake.com,TellALieOver
AndOverTillTheyBelieveIt.org or some of those ... More ›

 
Alvin Charmaine  
February 28, 2011 2:45pm
 
Given that we had a decline in GDP in the third/fourth quarters of 2007, and we have averaged 2.7% growth since the early 70's - the economy is doing quite well since Obama took over at 3% growth. And we added jobs for the ... More ›

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
February 28, 2011 1:00pm
 
Oh yes, Obamathink..."Climbing out of recession"...the last growth of the economy has been adjusted downward to 2% from 3% (A non recession economy typically has at least a 4% growth rate). Inflation starting to ... More ›

 
Alvin Charmaine  
February 28, 2011 11:45am
 
And the stock market is TWICE has high as when Bush left. Unemployment is improving. Housing stabilizing. The country is climbing out of recession "obamathink"? I'll take it. Beats the heck out of whatever ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
February 28, 2011 11:32am
 
Speaking of governmental rules, regs, etc., how's the Open Records request to the City of Floresville concerning the "big bash at the community center" coming? Strangely quiet about that lately.

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
February 28, 2011 11:26am
 
Aw, "New Guy", I get an inkling that you don't like me. That proves that I must be on the right trail if a stinking far left leaning liberal doesn't like me and would like "everyone" to skip over ... More ›

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