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  • America Can’t Afford to Rebuild: The entire nation has been built on credit for decades

    09/09/2017 8:07:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Automatic Earth ^ | 09/09/2017 | by Raúl Ilargi Meijer
    A number of people have argued over the past few days that Hurricane Harvey will NOT boost the US housing market. As if any such argument would or should be required. Hurricane Irma will not provide any such boost either. News about the ‘resurrection’ of New Orleans post-Katrina has pretty much dried up, but we know scores of people there never returned, in most cases because they couldn’t afford to. And Katrina took place 12 years ago, well before the financial crisis. How do you think this will play out today? Houston is a rich city, but that doesn’t mean...
  • Obama calls for rebuilding of US economy

    07/07/2012 9:41:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 119 replies
    Yahoo ^ | AFP
    US President Barack Obama said Saturday the United States needed to do more than just reclaim jobs lost to the recession, as he called for rebuilding the economy to make it secure for future generations. "Our mission isn't just to put people back to work - it's to rebuild an economy where that work pays; an economy in which everyone who works hard has the chance to get ahead," Obama said in his radio and Internet address. The comment came after new Labor Department statistics showed that the June jobless rate was unchanged from May at 8.2 percent, with 12.7...
  • Incredible Before-And-After Photo Shows How Fast Japan Is Rebuilding

    03/23/2011 7:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/23/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Here's something positive in Japan to break up the unending headlines about Fukushima.Via Good Magazine, here's a before-and-after photo of a highway that was totally torn up after the earthquake.The time lapse is three days.Here's the press release on the status of highway repairs. Image: Good Magazine
  • Japan's Earthquake: History Shows Rebuilding Spurs Economy

    03/14/2011 6:49:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/14/2011 | Robert Cookson and David Pilling
    A few years ago, a senior official at Japan’s finance ministry shocked a foreign guest by making a deliberately provocative statement. “What Japan’s economy needs is a really good earthquake,” he said. Now, tragically, his tongue-in-cheek wish has come true. What the official was trying to say was the following. First, the country was stuck in deflation. Since the mid-late 1990s it had failed to shake off the debilitating drip of gently falling prices. One way of tackling that, the official suggested in remarks that echoed the thinking of Ben Bernanke, now chairman of the US Federal Reserve, was to...
  • Rebuilding the House (Tom McClintock)

    11/20/2010 3:07:16 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-11-09 | U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-California, 4th District
    More than a year ago, Pollster Frank Luntz stood before a group of about 40 House Republicans in a cramped conference room. “I need to tell you something,” he said. “I’ve been looking at polling data from Congressional districts across America for the last three months. I’m convinced that you are going to be in the majority next year.” After a long pause, he added, “This time, please don’t screw it up again.” I don’t think we will. The message of the last two elections could not be louder or clearer. Great parties are built upon great principles and they...
  • The GOP's messaging dilemma (Pollster says GOP needs RINOs)

    05/04/2010 8:05:16 PM PDT · by yongin · 36 replies · 845+ views
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2010 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Republican voters want Congress to repeal the healthcare overhaul, aren’t convinced that climate change is happening, and don’t think illegal immigrants should have a way to become citizens or that President Barack Obama has improved the United States’ global standing – all stances that put them at odds with the majority of voters, according to a new survey by Resurgent Republic. The findings, unveiled at a Tuesday morning panel by the group, highlight a major challenged faced by Republicans headed into the 2010 election cycle: While their base appears more motivated than that of the Democrats, they will have to...
  • Rebuild of destroyed footbridge begins

    04/16/2010 4:35:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 284+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Luisito Brooks, USA
    ABU GHRAIB – A U.S. Soldier visited the site of a destroyed pedestrian footbridge here to meet with Iraqi representatives to discuss reconstructing the once-busy thoroughfare, April 6.Capt. Talgin Cannon, a member of the Joint Project Management Office of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, knows traveling to school should be a fun and safe experience for children.  But in this neighborhood, the journey for a good education has become treacherous without the footbridge. The bridge was destroyed by an improvised explosive device about two years ago, Cannon said, explaining that rebuilding would allow safe travel for...
  • Elect more nonconforming libertarian-Republicans [Barf Alert!]

    04/04/2010 1:07:46 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 30 replies · 813+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2 April 2010 | Bonnie Alba
    Some commentators have suggested that Republican-Libertarian Rep. Ron Paul is responsible for the grassroots Tea Party movement rising up against the present Washington chaos. The truth is Paul's 2008 presidential campaign ignited long-held frustrations and also educated some of the younger generation regarding constitutional principles. Considered a "kook" by many of his congressional peers, Paul may be the only sane one there. This is the man who just returned $100,000 of his congressional budget back to the U.S. Treasury. His congressional frugality borders on treason within free-spending Congress. Nicknamed "Dr. No" because of his thriftiness, he votes no to any...
  • Elect more nonconforming libertarian-Republicans

    04/03/2010 10:51:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 213 replies · 2,534+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2010-04-03 | Bonnie Alba
    "If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism." — Ronald Reagan Nonconformist: of or characterized by behavior or views that do not conform to prevailing ideas or practices. Recently Fox's Glenn Beck offered citizens a quiz to pinpoint where they fall in their political beliefs. The Nolan Chart (www.nolanchart.com/survey.php) provides questions which when answered honestly will place the responder somewhere on the political spectrum depicting conservative-libertarian-liberal-statist-centrist sections. Citizens who consider themselves conservative might be surprised to find they're somewhere between conservative and libertarian. Commentators have had a difficult time labeling tea party citizens....
  • Odious Conservatives

    04/01/2010 4:29:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 486+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2010 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- A major proposition that I advance in a book that will be published later this month, "After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery," is that there exists an odious subgroup of conservatives who, since the beginning of the conservative movement, have made their way to prominence in the mainstream media by a cheap act. They disparage, with great melodrama, other conservatives. Liberals love it -- and, for a while, love the disparagers. In the late 1990s, Arianna Huffington exploited this instrument of self-promotion brazenly. For several years, David Frum has been doing it haltingly, even timorously. However,...
  • Brewing tensions between the Tea Party and GOP

    03/20/2010 9:24:17 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 69 replies · 1,266+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 18 MARCH 2010 | REUTERS
    On a bright, brisk afternoon in mid-February, with snow still thick on the ground from storms that had battered Washington the week before, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele met with more than 50 members of the Tea Party, the Twitter Age conservative movement that is reshaping the U.S. political landscape. Steele, RNC chairman since January 2009, had invited them to the plush Capitol Hill Club, built as a clubhouse for the party's top brass next door to RNC headquarters. According to several accounts, not long into the meeting JoAnn Abbott, an activist from Virginia who calls herself the 'Tea...
  • Jim DeMint on mission to install "rock-solid" conservatives in Senate (GO DEMINT GO!!!)

    03/16/2010 10:33:54 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 172 replies · 1,573+ views
    The Greenville News | 2010-03-16 | Rudolph Bell
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  • Michael Barone: Tea party brings energy, change and tumult to GOP

    03/14/2010 1:09:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 621+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 14, 2010 | Michael Barone
    The political commentariat doesn't know what to make of those thousands of Americans who have spontaneously thronged to tea parties and town hall meetings to oppose the big government programs of the Obama administration and Democratic congressional leaders.Some on the Left attack them as fascists or racists, though evidence of that is sorely lacking. David Brooks in the New York Times compared them with the New Left campus radicals of the 1970s, which comes closer to reality but doesn't quite ring true.Some tea partiers, citing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, compare themselves with the patriots of 1776 and...
  • Tea Party Protester Wins New York State Assembly Race

    02/27/2010 3:59:16 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 24 replies · 1,282+ views
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | 2010-02-27 17:15 | Staff
    Dean Murray, Tea Party activist, has been elected to the New York state assembly! According to Fox News: The Tea Party followers can boast about their first elected official. Dean Murray, a 45-year-old Long Island, N.Y., businessman who organized Tea Party protests, will be sworn in as the new Republican state assemblyman representing Long Island's eastern 3rd Assembly District on Monday, after being certified the winner of a special election held last Tuesday. Murray beat his Democratic opponent 51% to 49%, and is believed to be the first Tea Party organizer who has attained public office. The district had been...
  • ‘Tea party' is seeking to bag GOP with grass-roots tactics

    02/25/2010 12:42:58 AM PST · by kingattax · 17 replies · 602+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Feb. 24, 2010 | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    AUSTIN — Taking a page from the playbook of social conservatives, the “tea party” movement is trying to change the Republican Party of Texas from the ground up. Tea party activists in the major cities and suburbs across Texas have been recruiting and training candidates for precinct chairs as the building blocks to shift the emphasis of the state GOP from social issues to fiscal restraint by the federal government and individual freedom. “It's going to shock the world,” said Austin Tea Party activist Dean Wright
  • 46% of likely voters self identify conservative!!

    02/23/2010 2:15:16 PM PST · by brucek43 · 8 replies · 309+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | 02/23/10 | Bruce Karlson
    The Collins Report today notes that Wenzel Strategies, a well thought of, and of course accurate, pollster, reported the above. This is stupendous and when supported by subsequent polls will rock the foundations of the Democrats. Perhaps I should write “further rock” as the entire liberal structure is already precarious. Blacks, who voted for President Obama in record numbers are now divided 62/38 believable. That is a thirty point drop among a group that is as essential as air to national Dems and all Dems in tight races. Native Spanish speakers, who also bought President Obama’s “hope and change”, are...
  • Where's the rest of me?

    02/22/2010 4:56:35 PM PST · by LSUfan · 12 replies · 361+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 22 Feb 10 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    Ronald Reagan the actor once famously screamed on screen "Where's the rest of me?!" after waking in a hospital to discover that a sadistic surgeon had amputated both of his legs. My guess is that Ronald Reagan the national leader would express similar horror at what is happening to his beloved conservative movement as some in its ranks seek to sever from its agenda the priority "the Gipper" consistently gave to the national security. One need look no further than the various functions held in the Washington area last week to see why Mr. Reagan would be so alarmed. On...
  • Calling All Christians: Let's Fast and Pray For Revival in 2010 part 2!!! (VANITY)

    02/21/2010 11:28:17 PM PST · by ROTB · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Me | 2/21/2010 | Me
    Brothers and Sisters in the Lord - There are many threats to the United States on the horizon i. Some of them include: Nuclear Annihilation - A nuclear exchange over Taiwan with China which is building both missile defense ii and civilian fallout shelters iii. Earthquake – If the Lord wanted, could he not send an earthquake powerful enough to bring crippling destruction to the West Coast? Terrorist Attack – As we saw by the Christmas bomber, we are no safer since 9/11, given we still don't screen for Muslims at airports. Also, the Department of Home Security considers a...
  • LA Times: The GOP's 'tea party' dance

    02/21/2010 4:27:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 765+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 21, 2010 | by Jacob Heilbrunn
    In September 1960, several dozen young conservative intellectuals descended on National Review editor William F. Buckley Jr.'s estate in Sharon, Conn., to draft a manifesto. Terse but sweeping, it demanded victory over rather than coexistence with "international communism," and declared that when "government interferes with the work of the market economy, it tends to reduce the moral and physical strength of the nation." Known as the Sharon statement, it helped forge the modern conservative movement. Half a century later, many of the movement's elders -- including former Reagan administration Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner Jr....
  • My Rant on the GOP (Vanity)

    02/19/2010 10:35:53 PM PST · by TCH · 33 replies · 699+ views
    TCH | February 19, 2010 | TCH
    When rubber must meet road, the GOP is as clear as the mud in a Louisiana swamp. Oh, they talk a good game; but, in the end, they act no different than the Democrats. Somewhere in Washington D.C. there must exist a vast graveyard of detached spines... since I have yet to encounter a sitting Republican who is still in possession of his, and the Democrats never had one to begin with … except when it comes to screwing the American people – then they are indefatigable juggernauts, while the Republicans practice their knitting. The GOP is infested by a...