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Why do I constantly get the feeling that . . .

Why do I always get the feeling that The American Right Wing may have one of their agenda items as depressing the American Economy on purpose and working to prevent any kind of legislation designed to help the Middle Class and all other working classes – - and the poor – - so that they can manipulate our Economy to the place where our Labor Force will be forced to compete for the same unbelievably low wages as are paid in a lot of other countries where people are happy to make 50 cents an hour?

Why do I feel like that sometimes?

Is that what the “Job Creators” actually have in mind for us?

Is that to be our future if Republicans or other Right Wing groups get their way with our politics?

Am I paranoid or is there something like this actually going on?

Somebody please tell me that I am misinformed about this issue.

Can anyone help me understand this?

Posted by John @ 7:10 PM

American whiskey may someday be made overseas!

Tennessee whiskey has been manufactured in The United States ever since I can remember and some of our biggest and most famous distilleries (and whiskey brands) have been made in Tennessee and Kentucky (and admittedly other places in the U.S. too) and the process for making the product have been pretty much the same for a couple hundred years now.  Tradition is a big thing in the distilled spirits business evidently – - according to all the stories about it that I have been told for the past 75 years anyway.

Now I hear there is some kind of legal “flap” going on concerning some foreign-owned whiskey distilleries in Tennessee where the foreign-owned competitors to local American-owned whiskey manufacturers are trying to get some law repealed – - a law that defines what constitutes authentic “Tennessee Whiskey.”

I do not know but I am going to assume that much of this legal battle is happening because somebody wants a broader definition of what “Tennessee Whiskey” actually is perhaps so they can have an easier time marketing their own brands as “Tennessee Whiskey.”

Well, I have no way of knowing how this will turn out or who will win their case and who will lose but there is one thing I have a strong gut feeling about and that is this:  If people aren’t damned careful we may see the day when a bottle of “Tennessee Whiskey” or “Kentucky Whiskey” or whiskey bearing the name of any other state where whiskey is manufactured will have some fine print somewhere on the label saying something to the effect, “Made In China – or Burma – or Puerto Rico – or Costa Rica – or South America – or Timbuktu – - or (You name the place and allow your imagination to take control of your thought processes as you do.).

As for me, I just wish that everybody would leave American Tradition the Hell alone and stop trying to have everything we have ever enjoyed in this country made overseas somewhere.

To read more about this please type the following string of words into your computer search window and follow all the leads that are generated:

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The many advantages of voting Republican!

Voting Republican is not without its perks, my friends:

For example:  If Republicans gain total control of the government (Both Houses plus The White House) I think you can be pretty well assured that if you have a good-paying union job you won’t have it long because the Right Wing have  - – (In my opinion) – - more or less been union busters by nature and I am sure if they get the chance they will come after all the union jobs or try to make “Right To Work” – (Right To Work For Less and Less) the law of the land.  

So the best way I think for anyone to get the opportunity to work for minimum wage without any benefits at some dead-end job is to vote Republican.  Yes, vote a straight ticket and get all the perks that normally go to those who vote against their own interests.  The “Job Creators” are waiting, folks!

Another example:  Vote Republican and if you have already signed up for a new healthcare policy under The Affordable Health Care Act, I am pretty sure the Republicans would take it away from you and throw you back on the unaffordable free medical market if they got hold of the entire government again like in 2000 and 2004.  Remember those days?  Is that when thousands of Americans lost everything they had ever worked for because of the Republican Recession and the collapse of the housing bubble and off-shoring all the good jobs and all the rest of it?

Food stamps?  Forget it, folks!  I think they will keep working to get rid of food stamps until the very words, “Food Stamps” will only be a dim memory in the collective Mind of America.

You have a student loan?  You probably won’t have it long if Republicans have anything to say about it and if you are looking for a Pell Grant or some other fiscal assistance to help with your college tuition you can kiss it all goodbye if Republicans ascend to the throne again.

Unemployment benefits under Republicans?  Do not make me laugh!

Of course if you are one of the “Rich-uns” you’ll no doubt get a whole bunch of new tax breaks at the expense of the serfs who live on the socio-economic plateaus below you.

That’s good if you are one of the “Rich-uns!”

But I think I would walk softly because I believe that if Republicans ever get to the point where they can’t siphon off all the help and benefits the middle class and the poor usually get from America’s safety net programs the next thing they do will begin to cannibalize their own kind.  You can see some of this going on in the current fragmenting of the GOP.  They seem to be at each other like a pack of ravening wolves – - gnawing, tearing and biting at one-another in a most vicious and even savage manner sometimes with their hateful rhetoric – - a rhetoric that was once reserved exclusively for Liberals, Obama and The American Political Left.

Will America be owned by foreigners some day?

It seems like more and more of the brands we have known most of our lives are slipping away with each passing day – - being sold to foreign countries.

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German auto maker may pull investments out of anti-union South!

I’m loving it! 

Before a critical Union Vote at a Tennessee Volkswagen Plant,

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American Economy Seen As Improving More and More!

I know some right wingers – - the kind who seem never to have a kind word to say about Liberals or President Obama – - who will argue you until they are redder in the face than many of them already are that the Economy is still on the skids much the same as when Obama first took office and that there has been no improvement at all – - but on the contrary – - a continual sinking ever since the elections of 2008 and 2012.

I don’t know if some of these righties just like to lie or if they actually don’t know what they are talking about.  But bigger fish than them are saying the Economy is on the rebound big time.

One headline on the “Bloomberg Personal Finance” page says, “Fewest Americans in Almost Two Years Say U.S. Economy Worsening”.

In my mind if someone is saying “Fewest Americans In Almost Two Years Say U.S. Economy is Worsening” it must mean that “More Americans In Almost Two Years Say It Is Improving.”

That makes sense to me – - regardless of what the right-wads have to say about it.

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Fewer Americans In Almost Two Years Say U.S. Economy Is Worsening.

By the way – - when you read articles about the condition of the Economy make sure of where your information is coming from because I believe – - in my own heart – - that much of the right wing is still dedicated to trying their damnedest to make The President and The Liberals look bad so I believe anything they have to say about the Economy certainly will not be highlighting any gains or advances.

The fact is that my personal portfolios are doing pretty good these days and I have no complaints about my own investments.

I was kind of annoyed a while back because some right-tard told me that “Wall Street numbers being on the rise have absolutely nothing to do with the condition of the American Economy.

I happen to know a whole handful of investors who might disagree with that little bit of rightie fantasy.  It must be something in the cigars the guy was smoking when he said that to me.

I just talked to a young fellow who I discovered working with a crew of people renovating an abandoned local factory and he informed me he was expanding his business making sporting equipment and pneumatics and that his business was good enough they were going to take on 100 additional employees just as soon as the building was readied for occupancy.

Don’t tell me this Economy is on the skids!

The signs are everywhere present that the exact opposite is the case.

Obama Administration Beats Conservatives At The Job Creating Game!

George W. Bush saw zero jobs created during his first term in office and experienced an increase in new jobs created of +0.21% in his second term. President Obama, on the other hand, has seen an increase in overall new jobs created during his tenure ( from 2009 to 2013) of some +0.23%.  This is nowhere near the Clinton record of +2.52% gained during his first term in office but I think it does show that there are usually more new jobs created during Democrat administrations than there are during Republican Administrations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_during_U.S._presidential_terms

I have a sneaking suspicion that America loses more jobs to foreign markets during Republican administrations but I have to draw in my talons and admit, blushingly, that it was during the Clinton years when we got job-destructive NAFTA and now we are looking at something a lot of Labor types are calling “NAFTA on Steroids” – -  this thing called “The Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement” that someone is reportedly trying to get “fast tracked” behind closed doors and under the veil of strictest secrecy.

The Recovery Continues Despite Right Wing Denials!

Who are you going to believe . . . sore head Righties who lost two presidential elections because America rejected their idiotology or acclaimed and widely respected economic experts?

A few months ago some of the radicals from the right were moaning that the economic recovery taking place under the leadership of President Obama was ” a lie” and were still trying to convince themselves  and their fellow-political hog pen wallowers that there “Is no recovery” and that America’s economy had only gone from bad to worse because of the leadership of the President.

That was then and this is now.

As usual actual events have proven their ravings to be inane! The economy is doing fine, thank you and is getting better with each passing day and anybody who can afford to smoke eleven-dollar cigars ought to know that.

And I think they do know that but they are still doing a slow burn because Obama kicked their political asses not once but twice and now they have to face the very real possibility that another Democrat will win the White House in 2016.

Oh well!

I have a question for The American Right Wing:  “How do you expect to ever win the presidency again if you can’t even agree among yourselves over the least significant of political issues?  I have never seen the GOP so divided – - – and worse, divided against itself – - – as it has been these past couple of years. Can the Right Wing right its sinking ship before it swirls down the sewer of political history altogether?

Of course I don’t mind because I am . . . a Libtard as “They” like to say.

Why I Think The Right Wing Might Want To Resist Immigration Reform!

I have long suspected that much of the American Political Right Wing is more interested in backing up the interests of Big Business and the very wealthy than they are in doing anything to help what I like to refer to as “The Little Guy.”  I am pretty certain that this is not my exclusive view but that there are plenty of other people who share it.

So now I have been reading where the Speaker of The House of Representatives has reportedly indicated that it seems unlikely that any action will move forward in Congress concerning “Immigration Reform” anytime soon.  This seems kind of strange to me because if I recall properly it was just a few scant months . . . maybe a couple of years now . . . when I thought all I heard from the Right Wing was why we needed more border security and why we should build a bigger and better fence . . . blah! blah! blah!

If I don’t miss my guess that is what “Immigration Reform” meant to a lot of “Them” back then.  All the “Fence” talk seems to have subsided now and I think one of the reasons is that some Republicans must have stumbled onto the fact that the American Demographic is changing rapidly and that the old Conservative “Values” may not rule the roost in the America of tomorrow.

Now I have been thinking about some possible reasons some Republicans may not want to move on “Immigration Reform” at the present time.

One reason I came up with very quickly was the possibility that the GOP-ers who wanted to make sure Obama was a one term president don’t want to do anything that might be interpreted in the future as some kind of victory for their president . . . a president which many of them seem to despise for one reason or another . . . and there is not really much of a secret about that is there?

I mean the President did mention that one of his immediate goals was to do something about “Immigration Reform”  if I remember correctly . . . . . so naturally the Obama Haters would resist it wouldn’t they?

But I have other ideas about reluctance by the Right to address “Immigration Reform” and even though my ideas may be a little “Off The Wall” maybe . . . if you take the time to think and to analyze and to reflect on the nature of the American Radical Political Right Wing you might be able to see where I am coming from.

I think there are some big-moneyed big business operations in this country that would dearly love to be able to build factories and other kinds of businesses in every backyard in America and bring their own work force into the country under visas and let that imported work force work in their enterprises at wages they are used to receiving in their countries of origin . . . thus avoiding the necessity of hiring American Workers and having to pay them a living wage.

So if things were to work the way I think they might work someday some giant corporate conglomerate might open up a car parts-manufacturing firm in American City “A” or “B” . . . just as one example of what I am talking about here . . . The business they open up could be almost anything . . . it doesn’t have to be just car parts . . .  get lots and lots of local concessions on taxes in order to encourage the conglomerate to build their plants in local areas . . . and then get eight or nine hundred visas issued for their workers back in whatever country they want to import their labor from . . . bring that work force over here and put them to work in the factories or the businesses the taxpayers have indirectly supported through their concessions . . . pay them minimum wage or less . . . sell whatever product they are making to the American Consumer . . . and come out smelling like roses with a free American Taxpayer subsidy.

That sounds to me like something a lot of wingnuts might go for . . . and who knows . . . maybe even some entrepreneurial Libs too!  God forbid!

What is YOUR idea about all this?