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Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Middle Class Task Force?

A recent executive order from the new Obama administration has created a new Middle Class Task Force which will be headed by VP Joe Biden and is

a major initiative targeted at raising the living standards of middle-class, working families in America

Its goals are as follows

  • Expanding education and lifelong training opportunities
  • Improving work and family balance
  • Restoring labor standards, including workplace safety
  • Helping to protect middle-class and working-family incomes
  • Protecting retirement security

All of that sounds great – especially if you are in the middle class. Yippee! What they haven’t done, and I expect they won’t, is to actually define middle class.

This is a common political ploy and a pet peeve of mine. So who are these people? Can you define it by annual income? Not really. Is it a lifestyle? Is it me? or you? Is it Joe the Plummer? If I have a white collar office job can I not be a middle class paper pusher?

There are a lot of people who don’t consider themselves “rich” but will not be considered middle-class depending on the definition and therefore will not be considered by the program.

Mr. Biden, Please tell us who you are going to help. Specifically. I think a lot of people might be surprised.

And while you’re at it, explain why the focus is really on green jobs? Is installing solar panels for a living my only hope for a middle class family income with good work and family balance?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Nancy Pelosi: Birth Control Will Stimulate the Economy

Contraception … will reduce cost for the states and the federal government

Translation: “These entitlement programs cost too much! We better get rid of the people who use them!”

Reduce some costs in at least a years time? Why not just euthanize everyone under 3 now? It always makes me wonder – “Does she really believe this?” Or put another way “Is she lying or just an idiot?”

Lets see, lowering the population growth of a specific group of people in order to further a political policy. Sounds like eugenics to me!

I think the Chinese had a similar population control idea back in the 70s. That worked out great.

Funniest thing is, most of the planned parenthood customers are likely to be Democrats. If she is successful, she has an 18 year lag to wait for the polls to shift!