I think that what shocks, or saddens former soviet bloc immigrants to the USA that they see so much freedom of thought and expression and yet, people wrap themselves in groupthink cocoons-- they choose ignorance, and this pathological behavior is encouraged and rewarded by academics and journalists--- the very people who shouldn't be encouraging a rewarding such behavior.
How many people will look at MSNBC (not just crazy libs), see NO minorities at the RNC convention and then decide the GOP is a Klan meeting in disguise? If the answer is greater than zero, that's too many.
that is what a person with even a minimum of intelligence would expect to see.
If you bother to count heads and see more than 1 in 100, say 5, 10, whatever, maybe approximating their national statistical #s and still assert otherwise, what do you call that? The truth?
When a media outlet, say MSLSD, purposely omits minority speakers from its coverage and asserts they aren't present what do you call that. etc.
Waiting to hear about how Eskimos and Yeti were underrepresented from lib media
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I still think its worse than you think it is. And I thought I was the optimist here...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America...nt_Act_of_2009The stimulus has been criticized as being too small. In July 2010, a group of 40 prominent economists issued a statement calling for expanded stimulus programs to reduce unemployment. They also challenged the view that the priority should be reducing the deficit: "Making deficit reduction the first target, without addressing the chronic underlying deficiency of demand, is exactly the error of the 1930s."
In July 2010, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimated that the stimulus had "saved or created between 2.5 and 3.6 million jobs as of the second quarter of 2010." At that point, spending outlays under the stimulus totaled $257 billion and tax cuts totaled $223 billion. In July 2011, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimated that as of the first quarter of 2011, the ARRA raised employment relative to what it otherwise would have been by between 2.4 and 3.6 million. The sum of outlays and tax cuts up to this point was $666 billion. Using a straight mathematical calculation, critics reported that the ARRA cost taxpayers between $185,000 to $278,000 per job that was created, though this computation does not include the permanent infrastructure that resulted.
In August 2010, Republican Senators Tom Coburn and John McCain released a report listing 100 projects it described as the "most wasteful projects" funded by the Act. In total, the projects questioned by the two senators amounted to about $15 billion, or less than 2% of the $862 billion. The two senators did concede that the stimulus has had a positive effect on the economy, though they criticized it for failing to give "the biggest bang for our buck" on the issue of job creation. CNN noted that the two senators' stated objections were brief summaries presenting selective accounts that were unclear, and the journalists pointed out several instances where they created erroneous impressions.
The stimulus should have been bigger.
If the Romney/Ryan philosophy of pre-New Deal American economic policy gets realized, they'll be jobs for us small folk alright - in the fracking industry and at Walmart.
In just a few words, it so clearly states that no amount of Government spending/redistribution can be too much as long as THEY'RE the ones in charge of it, and of course......that the massive waste that comes along is simply part of the cost. How dare taxpayers even comment, don't they know it's for the greater good?
And it says that the workers are apparently too good for jobs like oil industry and retail jobs like WalMart. A mindset that is such a core part of our current emplyment and immigration problems......jobs exist, but many Americans are too good to work them, hence importing illegals, and an endless stream of welfare for able bodies folks who refuse to work.
All part of the Government Cradle ideal of the collectivists.
It has nothing to do with feeling that you are too good to work at a place like Walmart. There are many, many Americans who are forced to change careers because they lost their jobs-and do it. It is about trying to raise a family and asking only for decent health benefits. Why wont one of the most profitable companies in the world offer decent benefits? GREED.
So continue to fight the good fight about collectivism and socialism and communism.
And I will continue to bang the drums on the affects of corporate GREED on this country.