Speaking for myself;
I don’t care if The Obama is an atheist Buddhist Muslim Catholic with a girl friend, a boy friend, and a big dog, who runs around with a tin foil hat and a bong full of marijuana.
With regards to my political views:
I am a liberal conservative Jeffersonian Democratic Republican.
In other words; I don’t care what you do as long as you don’t do it to me without my informed consent.
I don’t believe that The Obama and his Obamites are turning the USA into a socialist country. I think they are putting the finishing touches on the last of the conversion that was started under Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Republicans.
The Obama is a British citizen by birthright and he is a US citizen by birthright. His father was a citizen of Kenya (a British subject country at the time) and his mother was a US citizen born in Kansas. George Washington was not born in the USA either neither was Thomas Jefferson so that is not the issue that they addressed in the US Constitution. Obfuscation will not make this topic any clearer or more comprehensible.
The mythical base in Shangri La known by the code name “Wall Street” is reaching record prices – and astounding volatility. That does not indicate a growing or healthy economy. That just means that the same apples are selling for a higher average price.
If the number of companies trading on the various exchanges from the NYSE to the pink sheets over the counter was expanding I would agree that the economy is growing. Since that is not what is happening I don’t agree that the economy is growing except in the minds of people with no real understanding of what is happening around them.
A share of common stock is a share of ownership in the company. The total number of share of common stock issued by a company represents 100% ownership. The total number of shares issued times the current market selling price is the present valuation of the company.
The Wiltshire 5000 tracks the total valuation of all of the US companies and their total number of shares issued. They then price that out at current market for a total valuation that is the US Gross National Product (US GNP).
Currently the US GNP is equal to the US Gross National Debt.
That means that the net worth in real world terms is $0.
If you owe in debts the same amount as you own and earn – you are on the edge of real insolvency (“broke” in my daily language). One penny more and you are insolvent – flat busted. Not dead but penniless.
I am making fairly good money in the current market but I understand that the US cannot spend its way out of debt and it cannot print its way out of debt – so I am making provisions for my continued survival in the style of living that I have become accustomed to. I am trading on volatility (price changes in normal English). I buy and sell the same equities (stocks) and pocket the difference. That is not a growing economy – that is just more traffic in the cash box due to higher prices.
I do not think that The Obama is evil incarnate. I do think that he is a product of his environment and he is a reflection of the failed policies of the past 50 years. I didn’t vote for him to take the job as President but at the same time I didn’t see anyone else being offered who was any better – different yes, but better? No! It is true that an apple with a worm in it is still an apple but I don’t think that 3 worms makes an apple better than one with 4 worms – just not as bad.
When I hire somebody to do a job I look for results. I don’t care what his predecessor did or why. I don’t listen to, or place any value on, excuses.
The Obama was presented by The Obamites as the man to do the job. The Obama made direct claims that he was the man for the job.
In my world you ride for the brand, or you ride on. There are no other options. You are either the solution or the problem. Anything, without except or limit, that happens on my ranch is my responsibility – from rain to missing toilet paper it is my responsibility to get it handled. No excuses – no bullshit.
The number of people not working is a good measure of the progress of the economy since the population is continuously expanding. Changing how that number is counted is not fooling anyone. Regardless of how you count your fingers you still have the same number of fingers. Figures don’t lie but liars sure can figure.
For all of his bullshit Obama is not smart enough to realize that he screwed the job up – and he is not man enough to saddle up and ride on. He will stay until they turn the lights out and somebody else moves in.
Don’t get me wrong. I am prospering and thriving and making sure that my kids do the same. No debt, I bought out my neighbors, and I have a great income. My issue is not that everything is terrible under Obama because it isn’t – my issue is that this should not be the way it is getting done.
I can expand my ranch by burning out the neighbors and stealing the cattle but that is not the way I should do things. Just because I can do it doesn’t mean that it is the right way to go about things.
Jack, I do appreciate exchanges with you. You have your point of view and I can respect that. Don’t misunderstand – I mean no disrespect.
When you are the man for the job your results are the only thing that matters.