Everyone I know out of work has years of experience, and education if you consider learning a trade educating one's self. The regulatory environment should be keeping illegals from stealing work from citizens, instead of requiring citizens to carry burdensome insurance and obey crazy OSHA rules. Regulation forces employers to break laws. Its stupid and needs to be stopped.
Here's a good idea: It is against the law to hire an illegal alien. What is the minimum punishment for breaking this law? A fine? Or time? I recommend both. Enforcing this "regulation" would cut unemployment in half. It would also have an indirect benefit of self-deportation of illegal aliens.
Another thing that would greatly help would be the re-thinking of jurisdiction. Right now we have too many law enforcement saying "It isn't my job." That is pure BS. If you are a county deputy, you have the jurisdiction to enforce any law on the books, local to federal. If you witness a kidnapping, you are compelled to act. If you witness a jaywalker, you are compelled to act. It is my opinion that if an FBI agent witnesses a jaywalker, he has no jurisdiction. A Federal officer can't enforce local laws, but a local officer should be required to enforce Federal laws. Under my interpretation, Arizona is absolutely correct, and Holder is violating the law. I would recommend that if Holder sets foot in Arizona, Joe Arpaio should put him in pink underwear.
But I digress. I originally intended this post to cover the horrific state of our Federal budget. Today, the TEA Party compared national debt to household budgets. I'm not sure why we needed someone to do this, I would have thought our representatives would have understood this since about fourth grade. But the TEA Party has come out with this comparison, and now everyone should be able to see, we are fucking broke.
Our Federal Government has been spending like a sailor on shore leave for over 60 years. Both parties are responsible for this, and both parties should have to pay for it. I think time in Federal prison for any Congressman or Senator who doesn't resign immediately would be a good start.
In the early 1930's, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Great Socialist, developed a plan for taking care of our senior citizens. He called it Social Security. It should be noted that prior to Roosevelt's intervention, the way a senior citizen lived out their golden years was by living with one or more of his or her children. Sometimes these children paid someone else to check in on their elderly parents; sometimes they hired someone to take care of them. But mostly, kids did the responsible thing and moved Grammy and Grandpa in with them. In some parts of the country, this is still a normal practice. Since the interference of FDR, a whole new industry has evolved, called ripping off the old folks. But again, I digress.
FDR's great social experiment required workers and bosses to put money into the government coffers, with the promise that if the worker just lived long enough, the government would give them a monthly stipend from "their money." It was BS from the day it started. Social Security has been the biggest boondoggle in U.S. history, and it has all been sanctioned by the people we chose to protect us. Instead, they have screwed us all.
The government spent the money. They mostly just blew it, but some of it they spent on educating our children, a great investment, right? In 1930, American kids were the best educated in the world, today they can't find America on a map of America. Thanks, Congress. It would sure be nice if you'd stop helping.
The following comment shows just how bad the Feds screwed the citizens. This comment makes no mention that at the time the ponzi scheme started, the payouts would start at age 63. The average lifespan of the US citizen at the time was 59. How could this plan fail? A better question is how the hell were the American citizens get buffaloed into this stupid plan to start with?
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/27/tea-party-group-casts-national-debt-as-household-budget/#comment#ixzz1ZArHSleZ
So, let's just agree that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme. The government ripped us off. But they have become addicted to the money, so we will have to hang a couple congresscritters to get it stopped.
Now the Congress has admitted they can't continue business as usual. They have decide that they must cut spending, but they can't agree just how to do it. So they have come up with a huge savings of .......
If you divide that by 12, that's $32 a month. That sure is some savings. Unfortunately, the credit card payment is still putting the bills way over the income, so no savings for Uncle Sam. And no relief on our budget. But surely our congressmen can see that.
Liberals want citizens to believe that cuts would cost us essential services. That is complete crap. Not cutting, and causing the government to fail, will cost us essential services. The following comment explains this pretty well:
Give me a break. The cuts being requested or even "demanded" are no where close to being that drastic. If you want to go back to the family analogy...it is more like not buying a second 56" flat screen, or the $150 sneakers or eating out every night. We are no where close to cutting back to the point of making decisions about food or heating etc.
Until this government makes a serious effort to curb back on unnecessary spending and on eliminating waste...they have absolutely no right to ask for more taxpayer dollars.
The government simply does not respect that money they are already taking.
nice try though...
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/27/tea-party-group-casts-national-debt-as-
If you go to your boss and ask him for a raise, and you explain to him, "I just can't make ends meet," and he asks you why you only work 30 hours a week, do you think you'll get the raise? What if he asks you why you took off last Thursday, and you tell him you went to a concert, paid $100 for the ticket, $45 for beverages, and $30 for a T-Shirt. Do you think he should pay you more money? If you do, you are part of the problem. Uncle Sam needs to live within his means for a while, before he asks us for a raise.