I AM THE 53%

My Dad worked nights so I could go to private school and get the best education possible.
I started working on the day it became legal for someone to hire me- my 16th birthday.
I’ve plunged toilets, cleaned up puke, and interned for free- because I believe hard work is how you achieve the American Dream, NOT government handouts.
I want a family but I realize that I cannot afford one right now, so I work hard so that one day I can.
I took out students loans, and will probably take out more- because I believe education is an important self-investment.
I have some credit card debt, but I don’t blame Wall Street or greedy corporations-I blame myself for buying too many shoes!
I don’t like the direction our country is going but instead of sitting around with a sign, I ran for office, I volunteer for candidates I believe in, and I WORK to affect change.
I AM THE 53%

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The Summer of Stupidity

A year ago, President Obama and his Democratic cronies took trips all over the nation touting the “amazing” results of the stimulus bill. They called it “The Summer of Recovery” and were convinced that the worst of America’s economic woes were behind us.

Flash forward a year, to the present day and it is easy to see that a true recovery has NOT taken place. In fact, our economy has continued to decline since the passage of the massive stimulus bill.

First let’s look at employment- according to Speaker of the House Bohner, 1.5 Million jobs have been lost since the bill was signed into law in 2009. And unless you live under a rock, I think you probably know that unemployment rate is at 9.1%. And that alone is bad, but when you dig a little deeper you find out exactly HOW bad. According to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 15.8% of Americans are “underemployed,” meaning that  workers are being employed at less than full-time or regular jobs or at jobs inadequate with respect to their training or economic needs. This statistic is even more shocking to me than the total unemployment. These people might have ” a job” but they are not good jobs that allow them to reach their full potential or pay their bills.

According to FOX Business News, new unemployment filings have been above 400,000 (the number economist equate with a “healthy” ecnomy) for 10 straight weeks. Economists estimate that 125,000 jobs need to be added to the economy each month just in order to keep up with the population, and at least 250,000 jobs a month in order to start making a dent in the 9.1% unemplyoment rate… but in May we only added 54,000 jobs. Last year we added about 72,500 jobs a month. At that rate it would take nearly 8 years to make up all the jobs lost since the recession began.

Also, looking at the unemployed workers further reveals problems in the status quo. 6.2 Million workers have been unemployed for at least 6 months. And 1 in 3 of all unemployed Americans have been unemployed for over a year. This of course leads to other problems.

The housing market is still gasping for air, with an estimated 25% of mortgages currently underwater. New home sales are slightly up, at 560,000 but economists say that at least 1.2 Million are needed in order to consider the housing market as healthy.

One reason for some of the turmoil is likely to be the confusion and uncertainty regarding Obama Care. According to Representative Fred Upton of Michigan, the administration has published 3,500 pages of regulations related to the health care bill this year alone. With all the new regulations coming up, as well as many unanswered questions regarding the taxes and mandates in the bill- is it any wonder that businesses are reluctant to hire more workers or invest in new ventures?

Speaking of fear, the fastest rise in the price of consumer goods since 2006 happened this May, which make it unsurprising that a recent Gallup poll revealed that nearly half of all Americans think that the country is headed towards another recession. Add to this the fact that the price to feed a family of four has risen 5% since the “Summer of Recovery” and it comes as no surprise that normal, everyday people (or as Obama calls them- bumps in the road) are frightened.

What all of these statistics and figures prove is that the Obama administration is completely out of touch with reality, and that they bamboozled the voters of America into supporting a $1,160,000,000,000 (including interest) waste of time, effort, and especially of our hard earned tax dollars. How about we make them pay in 2012?

Vote 2010

Two years ago I wrote the following

So I just wanted to remind everyone that the fight for American values is not over, rather it has just begun. We can not give up hope, we must stand together stronger than ever. All that is required for evil to prosper is for good men (and women) to do nothing. So do something! Keep your voice, shares your values, stand up for what is right, no matter how hard it gets.

And you guys did NOT disappoint! Two years later and the Tea Party has blossomed, launching a new generation of conservatives into the public spotlight; Republicans will take over the House by midnight, and might take over the Senate as well! Gubernatorial races are running strong red and things are looking bright indeed for the future of our nation!

But it still isn’t over- YOU MUST GO VOTE!

Hundreds of thousands of brave men and women have died so that you could cast your ballot. So go vote, and PLEASE- vote CONSERVATIVE!!!!

Want to get involved in politics, but don’t know where to start?



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Cedric Glover Involved With Drug Use?

WHOA WHOA WHOA!!! STOP THE PRESSES! NEWEST RELEASE FROM WWW.TRUTHABOUTGLOVER.COM:

Cedric Glover Involved With Drug Use?

Dannye Malone was in a divorce lawsuit with his ex-wife.

During this proceeding a number of interrogatories were submitted to Dannye Malone from his ex-wife’s legal council that required him to give a yes or no answer to his usage or marijuana in their matrimonial domicile with Mayor Cedric Glover and Chief Administrative Officer Dale Sibley.

The answers have been sealed.

On the 2nd page, Interrogatory numbers 29, (C), (D), and (E) are questions asked and the names of Mayor Cedric Glover and Chief Administrative Officer Dale Sibley are mentioned as participants of the consumption, ingestion, and/or smoking of marijuana in the matrimonial domicile (home) of Dannye Malone and Montina Malone. It also alleges that Dale Sibley, Chief Administrative Officer went to Dannye Malone’s house on numerous occasions to pick-up “packages” of marijuana. This implies that top city officials are directly involved in drug trafficking, which is a serious legal offense.

Just more questions Cedric Glover needs to answer. But given Glover’s track record this election, such answers will most likely never be given and he will simply resort to baseless attacks aimed at his opponent in order to distract he electorate from the issue at hand.

Here is the documentation:

Lawsuit Documentation

wow… all I can say. Would love to hear an answer, but I doubt Glover will say anything- as per usual.

District D Endorsement

First of all, I would like to thank all those who supported me and voted for me in the primary election. I appreciate all of your votes, thoughts, efforts, and prayers. This has been an amazing experience and I have learned so much about myself and about this beautiful city that I am proud to call my home.

Early in this race I promised the Republican Party leadership that I would be willing to stand up for what was right- even when no one else would. It is with this promise in mind that I make my official endorsement in the District D City Council race. It would be very easy to do what many expect of me, and endorse the Republican in the run-off, but I believe in my heart that there is a better option for the voters in District D.

I have listened to both of the remaining candidates and their ideas and beliefs throughout the campaign, and I have spoken with both of them since the primary in order to determine who would receive my support in the run-off. Today, I unreservedly give my full support to Phillip Templeton. He is the true conservative left in this race. Phillip has vast experience in public service and a proven track record of working to make Shreveport a better place.

I urge those that supported me, my fellow Republicans, and all of District D- to look past party lines and to vote for the person who truly cares about Shreveport and all her citizens. I urge you to please vote for Phillip Templeton as our next City Councilman for District D.

 

Glover v. Wooley

Here is a summary of the mayoral debate from this evening:

Both candidates agreed on property standards enforcement, open meetings laws, the importance of Community Renewal, getting bathrooms in A. C. Steere Park, and that a dog park would be great asset to Shreveport.

But things got contentious pretty soon when Wooley’s commercials were brought up. In my opinion, Glover sidestepped answering the questions about Mrs. Priest and her contract, instead taking the opportunity to blast unnamed members of the Airport Authority for trying to hinder progress. I find the idea of Mayor Glover trying to “change” the Airport Authority rather hypocritical considering that he rehired the Director after Joyce Bowman fired him. He did address this briefly saying that he only did this because he didn’t think it was proper of Mrs. Bowman to fire him while serving as interim Mayor. He didn’t give any justification at all for him deserving to keep his job based on merit.

Glover also didn’t impress with his answer on the Taro Harvey scandal that has been making the rounds on local blogs. He claimed that the names of some large donors were somehow mixed up with the names of paid campaign workers for election day. It seems to be a very weak excuse, with no verification possible. Interesting to note that he did admit to hiring a convicted felon, burglar, and drug user to work on his campaign.

For more information go to www.truthaboutglover.com

Other interesting questions:

One random question about Wooley failing to pay a $95,775 promissory note- he seemed amused by the question and said the asker must be confusing him with another Bryan Wooley.

And someone asked the candidates if either of them had ever had a restraining order against them. Wooley said that in the midst of his divorce there was one issued against him. He didn’t elaborate as to why, only saying that he and his ex-wife now have a cordial relationship for the sake of their three beautiful children. Glover said that he never had a restraining order against him, and went on to defend Wooley saying that sometimes divorces get messy and that things that take place in them aren’t a proper reflection of the people involved and that it was unfair to make this an issue. I agree and respect the Mayor for his words.

Overall I think both candidates did a good job, but for me Wooley was far superior, I felt that he answered the questions more directly and with less evasiveness.