Harry Reid (D), Senate Majority Leader, goes on vacation--along with the eyes-wide-open Nancy Pelosi (D)-- after barring any new oil drilling in and off the U.S., keeping our gas money flowing to the Islamics of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arabs.
She shut down the House of Representatives while skidaddling off on a well-earned (not) vacation, leaving Republicans in the dark.
She owns the House, she thinks. Isn't it supposed to be our House (of our Representatives)? Or it already the property of the new Socialist government of the United States? With whom do you think in the White (or as it will be called Black) House?
So? Who's gonna be looking out for us?
Oh he--BO, the 'Bama-man-- 's got plans for us. Only if you don't like being pressed into service to clean up and upgrade the downtrodden, blighted areas of our fair nation, you ain't gonna like them plans.
But that ain't all! BO wants us to go out and help the impoverished (3rd World) nations--he's got a real urge to help African nations--the most corrupt thst can be found anywhere. But he's a do-gooder, is the 'Bama man.
He will confer our wealth (of those of us that have anything more than life in the projects and minimum wage jobs) upon the world, Is he not the Chosen One? The self-annointed Messiah? He believes that he is another JFK--such hubris for a BO! Watch out what you wish for BO, or you may yet get what you do not want!
Obama's economic plan also calls for mandating a "living wage." He plans to saddle retailers with a $10 minimum wage indexed to inflation, along with a mandate to provide seven days of paid sick leave to workers.
Obama assumes business owners will just eat the added costs.
But restaurants, the nation's second-largest private-sector employer, already operate on razor-thin profit margins. Faced with such mandatory paid benefits, they'll have no choice but to cut staff.
In fact, the last major minimum-wage increase cost the restaurant industry more than 146,000 jobs, the National Restaurant Association says, while restaurant owners put off plans to hire an additional 106,000 employees.
So Obama would get his wage-and-benefits mandate, but lose jobs in an industry that employs the very minorities Obama claims he's trying to help.
(Note: Hey it's beginning to form up looking like the Leftist dictatorship that's got Israel in an iron grip--and is turning that country over to its deadly enemies. But economically it will turn out to be worse, much worse.)
*For Why this Islam-Resisting Blog warns against Obama, see
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2008 4:20 PM PT
Politics: "I'm trying to save the planet," declares House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which is a lot for one person. Maybe she should just try to save herself from the embarrassment that comes with spouting such inanities.
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When challenged in an interview with Politico.com about her bullheaded refusal to let Republicans submit energy policies for approval, Pelosi resorted to risible hyperbole to justify her iron-fisted rule of the House parliamentary process.
"I'm trying to save the planet; I'm trying to save the planet," she responded. "I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy."
If the San Francisco Democrat's magisterial narcissism isn't off-putting enough, her intent should be. She's saying that her importance to the survival of Earth transcends our system of open government, elections and power-sharing. Because she's trying to save the world, she can't be challenged and dissent will not be tolerated.
Pelosi's arrogation of power is not unlike that of the monarchs of old who claimed a divine right to rule. And, just as queens had kings, the speaker has a male imperial sitting on the adjacent throne: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Obstructionism by Reid, D-Nev., who freely uses the trite phrase "we cannot drill our way out of the problem," is also costing Americans at the pump.
By blocking proposals for using more of our own energy resources, Pelosi and Reid are going hard against the grain. Our IBD/TIPP Poll shows 64% of Americans support offshore drilling while only 25% oppose it. They also favor drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by 47%-43% (the rest aren't sure). And a whopping 73% believe that fuel prices are a bigger challenge to the country than global warming.
Pelosi is probably no more interested in those numbers than she is in admitting that the planet does not need saving and is, in fact, doing well without her help.
By any objective standard, Earth is not in trouble. Indeed, the environment is greatly improved. Our skies, rivers and land are cleaner than they were at the dawn of the environmental movement.
Credit economic progress. It has moved the developed world from smokestack industries to more benign activities and has cleaned up, through technology that heavily depends on economic growth, the industries that still pollute.
It's clear that richer is cleaner. To be richer, we need access to cheap fossil fuels. It's a simple equation, one that even the deluded who think they need to save the world can understand.