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Obama and the economy


By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

Referring to tax cuts and reduced regulation, Obama in a December 6 speech in Osawatomie, KS said the following: “The market will take care of everything...It’s a simple theory...(that) fits well on a bumper sticker. But here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It has never worked. It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depresssion...And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade. It’s not as if we haven’t tried this theory...We simply cannot return to this brand of ‘you’re on your own’ economics...”

Andy Stern, former head of the SEIU and ardent Obama supporter asserts that, “The conservative-preferred, free market fundamentalist, shareholder-only model - so successful in the 20th century - is being thrown onto the trash heap of history in the 21st century.”

Logically, one of the next things either of these “economic wizards” would have to do is to point to an example of a non-capitalist country not on the cusp of an unsustainable socialist-induced economic disaster that is booming economically and where freedom abounds. If they don’t do that, and they haven’t, that simply means they believe that the only reason liberalism, progressivism, socialism, communism, or the current utopian vision du jour hasn’t worked ever before is that it wasn’t implemented properly. That also means countries who tried these things before failed because their vision was inadequate and/or because, more importantly, they were led by incompetents. Further, it also suggests that Obama and his followers believe he is a genius who really can create the utopian vision the left believes in.

All right, all you lefty socialist, liberal, progressive capitalist haters or whoever you are, here is another opportunity for you to give us at least one great example of a socialist country who has a manifestly sustainable social-welfare system and who is not ultimately walzing down the bunny trail of economic disaster. The last time I challenged you to come up with one I said you could go back as far the Roman Empire if you needed to. Since there was no response, how about if we expand the envelope a little and you go all the way back to the Hittites. Okay, we are waiting for an example. Pause a minute here. We are still waiting...still waiting...and still waiting. Since there are no sound examples and since the silence is deafening, one has to conclude that what Obama believes in .....
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One Moment Please... An interactive experience

Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

This week, I couldn’t help but give credit where credit is due. I must compliment Michelle Haugerud for her pure genius relating to offering a new option on www.jemmovies.com for visitors to ..... 
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Political parties and the environment

By John Goutcher

Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

It seems that the continuing saga in politics is that of jobs and the economy. Now don’t get me wrong, these issues are of immediate concern to the American public. These issues have created the huge dilemma facing our nation today. There are, h ..... 
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One Moment Please... Smart phones give birth to dumb drivers

Mon, Mar 19th, 2012
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I’ve been dwelling on University of Minnesota Head Football Coach Jerry Kill’s presentation at the Preston Area Community Foundation dinner at The Branding Iron in Preston, Minn.. His focus on cell phone usage removing us from personal contact ..... 
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Separation of Church and State must remain absolute

Mon, Mar 19th, 2012
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With some hesitation I write about a subject that concerns both politics and religion, as both are topics often not up for debate among friends and family. However, when GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum declared on February 26 that he doesn ..... 
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Pro-What?

By Andrew Kingsley

Mon, Mar 12th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

Every single genetic trait about you was determined at the moment of conception. You were uniquely you, from that point on. Some would say that you weren’t you until you were actually born. But nothing about you was determined then. Furthermore, ..... 
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Grant money isn’t free

By Al Schumann

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
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Recently an email had a story about the teacher who decided to have an election as part of her civics class. She picked a boy as a candidate for one party and a girl for the other party. The boy gave a nice little talk on what he would propose to do ..... 
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Problems with immigration

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
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How many immigration amnesty programs have been declared since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act? Most folks think one only and believe it was Reagan’s 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act granting amnesty to 2.7 million illegal aliens. ..... 
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One Moment Please... The Almanzo 100 is coming, again!

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
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Pre-marriage, pre-career, and pre-children, I was quite a dedicated biker once upon a time. No, not a “Harley” biker. I pedaled my way to the finish line with mountain bikes, touring bikes and cross-trainers -- everything but a unicycle. Ther ..... 
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