Category: Economy

McDonalds Wage Protests!!!

McDonalds Wage Protests!!!

Problem solving 1o1. Detect problem, find solution, Enact fix. The first one is the hardest for folks. Here’s a test. McDonalds (Used most) is just one of the places folks want to pay labor more.

So for this discussion lets just say menial jobs.

Test: A menial job pays minimum wage for minimum skill. People think they should be paid more so they can live comfortably for their efforts. Do you think low wages for menial jobs are the problem? If so you FAILED THE TEST.

The real problem is deeper: The reason the menial jobs are in the cross hairs of unions like SEIU and are being supported by those like them and the democrat party is… The illusion that the American consumer has unlimited cash to spend like the government. The thinking that raising the minimum wage for menial jobs to a “Livable Wage” is easy. Just pay them 15.00 bucks an hour and all is good.

Here’s the deal folks. Wage hikes, especially almost DOUBLE for the same job without any consequences is typical for liberal thinkers. The consequences will be as follows:

1. Prices for goods delivered by menial job holders go up. When those prices go up, fewer people buy those goods. FACT.

2. Labor costs are reduced by the businesses. Reduction in employees means fewer people employed and those left are expected to do the work for those who are laid off. Do more with less. So the employees who are left must work harder to reach the same goals and maintain the bottom line for the owners. FACT

3. Automation will replace the lowest rung of the menial job ladder. You’ve seen the automated grocery store checkouts? ATM’s? etc.. Soon, McDonalds will have only Janitors,Cooks and managers. No more cashiers, they’ll be touch screen menu’s and ATM type pay stations.  The ROI (Return On Investment) time of those machines will be extremely short at 15 bucks an hour. FACT

The menial jobs are supposed to be stepping stones to bigger careers. To introduce young people to the workforce NOT to be the career for their life. These jobs are for kids paying their way through college, elderly making a few extra bucks and some folks just making ends meet until a better job comes along.

Now, there’s a bigger problem: There’s NO BETTER JOBS left in the nation it appears. We’ve become a service nation. We don’t manufacture very much here anymore. Why? See California… Example should be evident. Taxes/Regs/Costs

Good luck folks, bumpy ride coming up.

Economy is failing…

Economy is failing…

Just a quick post today. There’s not exactly a drought of things to post about. The democrat party, their media and their dear leader have effectively killed a once great nation. Too bad, I’ll miss her.

Economy Adds Another 157,000 Jobs; Rate Up to 7.9%

The new year started off with an old story: Employment grew again in January but not at a pace able to lower the jobless rate.

Nonfarm payrolls rose 157,000 for the first month of 2013 while the unemployment rate edged higher to 7.9 percent, news unlikely to alter the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy or instill confidence that the recovery is gaining steam.

Of course the headline on the state run media is: “mostly encouraging”

Seriously. The jobless rate is closer to 11% than 8% but since the media and the democrat party run the “News” Americans don’t know. Well, at least those who still have a job don’t know.

The fact is we have 90 million people out of work or under employed and that number is going up. The numbers, which will be revised upward again, show the facts. The stagnant job market is the result of policies that dear leader has pushed. He has almost accomplished his goal of total destruction of the United states. The goal is within his reach. The amnesty program, the gun grab, are all part of his plan. Sheep keep following.

America, was never conquered by a foreign enemy. We fell to apathy, corruption and a lack of common sense. We have officially become a third world nation. It’s unclear when the bottom will be seen by the masses but it will happen soon.

Prepare for the worst folks and pray for the best.

You think its funny that the unemployment numbers are starting to go back up now that “Dear leader” has been re-elected? Just hilarious huh?


California Taxes Causing a Massive Exodus

California Taxes Causing a Massive Exodus

As free thinking people in this state thought would happen, it is happening. Prop 30 will force the golden goose’s ass to pucker up tight.

New tax increases in California stir debate about adding to exodus

A vote last month that makes Californians among the highest-taxed residents in the country is sparking debate about whether the Democrat-back initiative will backfire, by forcing high-earners to join a long exodus from the cash-strapped state.

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown successfully pushed the tax increase by suggesting that high-earners must shoulder the largest burden in bailing out the state, particularly its debt-ridden public school system.

Will it backfire? Sure will and it will backfire in a way that is going to make the shortfall Brown had when he got elected seem small.

As businesses leave California, they close doors. As doors close, workers are laid off. As workers are laid off, workers go on unemployment. When workers are on unemployment, they stop buying things they don’t NEED. When they stop buying things they don’t need, other businesses close. As businesses close and workers are not working, revenue for the state shrinks and at the same time, more money is needed to help the laid off workers.

A never-ending cycle of debt is ensured.



The democrats answer to everything is to raise taxes. When you’ve raised taxes to the point that the state is the highest taxed state in the nation, you’ve gone too far. When you’ve gone to far—- See above paragraph.

Those who pushed for prop 30 to “Save the children” again, didn’t care. The teachers Union, SEIU etc got theirs. Every time a tax hike shows up on the ballot, the same excuse is given “For the children”… NEVER does any proposition from the democrat led government of CA involve CUTTING OFF SPENDING!

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The very same time Jerry Brown put tax hikes on the ballot, he also kept CA a sanctuary state. The FLOOD of illegals here has put such a drain on our social resources that to continue that process, they must continuously raise taxes on the producers of the state. The producers are fed up and they are MOVING in droves. When the producers move—See the first paragraph after the story….

Hello America, do you see where you are heading?



California will require a massive bailout very soon. I’m thinking by August 2013, California will be in such financial ruin that downgrades in credit ratings will occur. There will be massive debates regarding how to fix it. California has a super majority DEMOCRAT rule. The United states is controlled by DEMOCRATS. What do you think happens? PRINT MORE MONEY bail out CA. When we print more money value goes down, when value goes down inflation goes up. When inflation goes up, costs go up, when costs go up prices go up, when prices go up, some businesses close because of costs to do business.. You know what happens when businesses close?.. See first paragraph after the story…

Happy New Year huh? Just wait. Drink up folks, gonna be a hell of a year.

Obama vs Charities

Obama vs Charities

Who could have foreseen this problem, well EVERYONE with an IQ over 10.

White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions

The White House and the nation’s most prominent charities are embroiled in a tense, behind-the-scenes debate over President Obama’s push to scale back the nearly century-old tax deduction on donations that the charities say is crucial for their financial health.

So exactly who keep charities running? The government? No its those evil rich folks who share their good fortunes with those charities THEY WANT TO HELP. The government takes money from ALL of us to help those charities that fit their political leanings.

What do you think will happen when Obama’s tax increase hits the Rich? The charities rich people donate to will see a decrease in their donations. IF Obama reduces the deduction write off, the rich will reduce their donations to charity. But that’s okay right? It’s only rich peoples charities…

Here’s where the rubber meets the road. IF you are in that 2% who make over 250k a year and you donated to charity. STOP donating the minute your taxes are raised. IF you donate to anyone, donate to your faith based organization. That will come back to you ten fold. From the time this bill is signed until such time as Americans wake up, your money is your best weapon. Don’t buy anything other than your basic needs. No new cars, no new boats, don’t buy anything made in AMERICA. Stop all purchasing in this nation. You have been demonized for your success, you have given and they are demanding, not asking for more. Let them raise your taxes and you in turn show your worth by investing in OTHER NATIONS economy.

I make less than 100k a year so I’m supposed to benefit from this tax the rich policy right? I DON’T WANT IT. I am looking for the union label from here on out to find out what NOT TO BUY!. I’m witholding all my charity donations except to my church. I’m not giving one red dime to charities until Obama is gone. I have given THOUSANDS every year to united way/red cross and a few others. NO MORE. Let the government do it now.


No New Taxes!

No New Taxes!

Remember those words? Now we have the Grover Norquist anti-tax pledge that MANY republicans signed to prove they were of the right mind. Well, now we have a few of them signaling they’re willing to break that pledge…. sigh.

You sign the pledge to prove you are for less government spending and then you are willing to give the government more money? How do you square that with your pledge? You can’t. Let me be perfectly clear. IF ANY REPUBLICAN votes for a tax increase in any form, that republican will lose money and possibly his job in the next election.

Every time these “tax hike” debates come up it’s the “Republicans” who must compromise. Not this time. John Boehner the house speaker did this to himself and the Republicans. HE allowed Obama to play him last negotiations. We got the “Sequester” because “Nobody would allow such draconian cuts to happen” well, here we are. IF you compromise with democrats who will not cut spending, what is in it for us? If you say “We’ll avoid the fiscal cliff” shoot yourself in the head.

The fiscal cliff is a cliff that needs to be jumped. If you don’t have the balls to play chicken to win, don’t get in the car. Hold the line or give it ALL away. No more half measures. IF you are going to give it all away. Give Obama EVERYTHING he wants ALL of it. Don’t negotiate, just say “Here ya go” and then put out the reason as follows:

“We republicans have decided that since Obama was re-elected, the majority of the people in this nation can’t see where we are headed. In that light we are going to provide a show and tell. We are abstaining from any and all budget proposals or votes on them. They will be all the democrats wishes in one nice package”

Otherwise stand up for free market principles and stand up for NO NEW TAXES ALL THE WAY! No more half measures.

California politics has infested DC. 55 house members are from CA. The senate is occupied by idiots on both side of the aisle. But what’s happening now is exactly what has crushed California. The only policies that get done here are done in crisis mode. A crisis based decision is seldom a good one and it’s always a short term solution.

Fiscal cliff? Lets jump, Bring it on. And let me tell you this. It will cost me about 5k the minute we go off of it. I’ll pay it rather than my kids having to pay it.


Thoughts on Black Friday

Thoughts on Black Friday

Lots of folks have been making fun of Black Friday shoppers. It varies between sarcasm and down right anger at the companies/stores for offering sales…

The violence during the sales aside, places like walmart and target are competitors. If one decides to open up a doughnut shop inside their stores, the other one will do it too if it is profitable. That’s called free market capitalism tactics.

Now, to the violence associated with those deals. Those who are rude, obnoxious and violent during these holiday sales need to be ejected from the nation. Preferably by catapult into the sea. My wife and my oldest son sat in a walmart for 5 hours. They witnessed several IDIOTS in the store acting like complete assholes. BUT the line they were in was cordial, friendly and very polite. They actually came out of that line with new friends. They even reconnected with some old friends while in the store.

As a perspective note, we only hear of the bad parts in this exercise in consumerism. There  are millions of stores in America, and there’s been a couple hundred dipshits getting all the headlines.

Black Friday use to denote the business community’s chance to get into the BLACK as in profit for the year. Now it denotes the hearts of the consumers.


Goodbye Twinkies… NOOOoooo

Goodbye Twinkies… NOOOoooo

Well, the bakers union decided to play a pair of deuces against Hostess’s full house. Bad play boys.

Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business

Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said.

“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” Hostess CEO Gregory F. Rayburn said in announcing that the firm had filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to shutter its business. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”

Personally I don’t care one way or another. After the election I expect to get a layoff notice myself at some point. But I have a few more options. I’m not in a union. So when the company tells us we have to cut costs and whacks my benefits/pensions or whatever there’s little we can do. Take it or quit.

As far as this Hostess thing goes: That number of 18k is very low. Hostess’s work force is 18,000 but there are SEVERAL jobs tied to that company. Mechanical contracts, transportation, HMO’s, Janitors, the packaging product makers, etc etc. This is a very big company with a lot of people’s lively hood tied to it. 

Now, let’s get this out there too: The democrat party’s platform has been to RULE YOUR FOOD. Michelle Obama has put junk food on the BAN list. So this company closing will cause her and her hubby to celebrate behind closed doors. Even though thousands of Americans have just lost their jobs. In the regime’s eyes, they just made over 18,000 Americans dependent on the government for their food and shelter. Also known as DEMOCRAT OUTREACH!

There’s another part to this story that won’t get much play, the teamsters had reached a deal. That’s telling. The teamsters are usually the first ones on the picket lines. The question is, did the teamsters reach a deal because Trumka and the AFLCIO didn’t want Obama to look bad by adding such a chunk to the unemployment percentage? Did the baker’s union see through that? Was the deal the Hostess company tried to make with the bakers too much for anyone to take? We may never know these answers. But given the way our Chicago Thug in charge has done things in the past, adding 18k to the unemployment percentage will reduce the percentage by 2%….Obama math.

Job Picture worsens…

Job Picture worsens…

Who could have predicted such a disaster? Well, pretty much every Conservative on Planet earth. The fact is, the results of the very policies which Obama and Co. push are visible in places like Greece, Spain, France and closer to home California.

Unemployment numbers (Unexpectedly) Go Up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Job growth braked sharply in May and the unemployment rate rose for the first time in 11 months, putting pressure on the Federal Reserve to ease monetary policy further to shore up the sputtering recovery.
Employers added a paltry 69,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, the least since May of last year, the Labor Department said on Friday. In addition, 49,000 fewer jobs were created in the prior two months than had been thought and the jobless rate rose to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent in April.
The report is troubling news for President Barack Obama, whose prospects of winning re-election in November could hinge largely on the health of the economy.

Now for those of you paying attention:

In 2010 it was “George Bush’s fault the economy was bad and we’re in a Recovery Summer” and “Our Policies are working”

In 2011 it was “Our policies are working, but not as fast as we would like. George Bush’s recession was worse than we expected”

Now it’s “George Bush’s fault”…

That’s it. That’s all they have. The policies of this administration are so out of touch that they can’t fathom the fact that they’re failing. And when they fail, WE SUFFER. It hasn’t stopped the Queen from vacations, or the King from golfing more in 3 years than any POTUS before him.

Yeah I’ll be voting for Mitt Romney in 2012. Any American who has paid attention to this abysmal stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure POTUS better do the same. Romney may not turn this ship around fully, but I’ll bet he’s at least going to stop the ship from hitting the ice berg.