Does America Need Manufacturing?

Does America Need Manufacturing?
by
David Schlecht

A stick of wood has little or no inherent value. Have someone carve it into an ax handle and you have created value. The person with the ax handle has value, as does the business he works for, as does the neighborhood and town he is in as well as the country. For every ax handle made, value is added to the country.

When America abandons it’s manufacturers, it is abandoning the golden goose. No more value is added to the country.

Sure, we now have a “service” driven economy, but it ads nothing of value. Do you want fies with that? Is that adding any value? I’ll mow your lawn, you fix my car. Is any value added? Of course not. In fact, if all you have is service, eventually all the value of the country will be depleted. Every time the money has to change hands, someone takes some out to live on, some of it goes to pay for the roads and street lights.

Obama is planning to put another trillion dollars into a stimulus package, but it will all go away just like it did ten years ago when we no longer make anything anymore.

We’ve lost over 40,000 factories in the past 10 years. That’s a whole lot of value that is gone. What little manufacturing we have left is not enough to offset the value lost in the “service industry”. The stimulus will all go away unless our representatives start to realize where it’s going.

Democrats Stop Lies and Scare Tactics

Democrats Stop Lies and Scare Tactics
Dave Speck

The Nevada Representatives, Dean Heller publishes a letter and USA Today publishes it as gospel. Heller says the Democrats should stop the lies and scare tactics because the Republican don’t want to kill Social Security and Medicare.

Doing a quick Google search brings up endless examples of just that, Republicans claiming that helping one another is against the constitution. And, since they took a pledge to protect the constitution (not to mention the pledge to destroy America), that means they must end those illegal programs. This is just one of so many examples of Republicans vowing to destroy Social Security and Medicare.

As always, this us just another example of how devoid of any conscience or morals the Republican party is. They are all just a bunch of liars and hypocrites.

Why anyone who doesn’t hate America still votes for these America-destroying Republicans is the question of the day.

Hey, Nevada! Heller must make you real proud! Just another Republican liar.

We Are Barn Builders

We Are Barn Builders
by
David Schlecht

One fundamental characteristic of the America of the past is that we were all barn builders.

When someone in town was having troubles, when someone’s barn burned down, the town would get together and help build a new barn for their neighbors. We survived as a country because we helped each other.

Our forefathers, knowing that we were a country of neighbors helping each other, build a country and a constitution based on that knowledge.

In fact, the preamble of the constitution lays it all out in plain English:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

This country and our government is created to make it easier for us to help one another.

This country was founded and became a strong leader in the world because we were barn builders.

Does your political party try to help you build barns and help your neighbors? Or are they trying to make it harder and harder for us to pool our tax dollars together to make a better country for everyone? Is your political party for helping your neighbors by providing for all of our welfare? Do they make it easier for us to donate to a retirement insurance program that we can all collect from in old age? You know, Social Security Insurance?

Is your political party pro-America and pro-barn-building or is your party for the rich and the greedy and the oil companies and anti-American?

And you want to know the best part? When we take care of one another, we all have money to help create jobs. Who creates jobs? A thriving middle class. A thriving America.

Job Creators, Job Creators, Where are the Job Creators?

Job Creators, Job Creators, Where are the Job Creators?

Dave Speck

Every time I turn around I hear another Republican politician explaining how the rich, who are sitting on three trillion dollars are the job creators and we need to give them more money.

Who are the job creators?

If it was the rich, we’d be in fat city right now because the so called job creators would have nothing but money to magically make more jobs.

If the businesses and the wealthy were the job creators, there would never have been the great Republican depression of the 20s. They had all the money and America, the real America, still starved to death.

Who Are the Job Creators

The businesses will only hire if there are customers needing something to buy. The best way to kill an economy is to stop people from buying.  If people have money to spend, businesses will hire. The customers are the job creators.

The Customers are the Job Creators

Got that? The customers.

If a business is doing well, it can stream line and increase their profits. When the streamline, they lay off people. Who is the job creator? The business is the job killer. The bigger the business, the more streamlined it is and the bigger job killers they are.

Bringing in more customers will mean they have to hire more people, even if they’ve streamlined the business. The customers are the job creators.

When a billionaire buys a company and moves it over to China to cut costs, the billionaire is the job killer. It’s not the customers, it’s not the regulations, it’s not the taxes, it’s the greedy billionaires who are the job killers.

So, who are the Job Creators?

You got it. The customer. Give the people a union and a reliable income and our economy will flourish. If we give more money to the so called Job Creators that the Republicans tell us about, we will lose more and more jobs.

Fracking and Earthquakes

Fracking and Earthquakes
by
David Schlecht

You won’t see anything of this in the corrupt corporate new but what exactly caused the most unusual earthquake in Virginia this week? You won’t see anything in the news because the news is paid for by fracking industry advertisements.

Do you ever wonder why you are seeing advertisements on TV about the wonders of fracking? Many of the ads don’t even mention fracking, but rather all about the wonders of natural gas. It’s a bribe to the news outlets to not run stories exposing the devastating effects fracking has on the environment.

You will not see the corrupt national news even touch the story. The only way you will find the truth that the corrupt national news doesn’t want you to know is by researching yourself.

Our national media has deserted America.

Is America Waking Up Yet?

Is America Waking Up Yet?
Dave Speck

I America waking up yet?

I believe so. I talk to more people every day who are realizing that this may be our last chance to fix what is destroying America.

We have the press afraid to tell us that the Republicans were responsible for the last great depression and the same Republican policies have gotten us into this mess again.

It’s simple. Honestly. Giving more money to the greedy only made the last depression worse and here we are, trying it again. Only once we had jobs programs and the biggest jobs program of them all, WWII, did we really save our country.

Unfortunately, unlike the last depression, we no longer have a press and no longer have an economic base, industry.

We can fix this mess but we have to start today, for tomorrow will, indeed, be too late.

The News Industry Can’t Talk About It

The News Industry Can’t Talk About It

Captain Jack

Just how broken our Corporate Media is might come as a surprise to most people.

But, just stop and think about it for a minute. Since our news outlets are now governed entirely by profit, there are certain things they must to do maximize those profits.

I’ll give you a hint, providing the real news isn’t the most important thing to the news corporations. It’s profit and nothing but profit that is important to them.

This may sound cynical to many, but think about it. They must maximize their profits or risk being sued.

So, that means they won’t broadcast articles about anything that might reduce their income.

How about the poison destroying our country right now? How about the corrupting influence of money in our elections? Can they tell us about that? Of course not. If we did something about the millions and millions of dollars the wealthy are putting in to destroy our government, those millions of dollars wouldn’t make it to the media in the way of campaign ads.

It’s not in the corporate news’ interest to tell you that money is corrupting our political process. So, they won’t.