Posts Tagged ‘great depression’

From Soup To Nuts.

June 11, 2012

Some of the most enduring images of the great depression of 1929-1939 are those of long lines of obviously beaten-down men in soup lines… hungry women and children with haunted eyes. Shantytowns sprang up all over the country, called Hoovervilles in mocking derision of the disastrous policies that engendered the crash and the even worse schemes which perpetuated the depression until 1939 and the advent of the Second World War.

Twenty five per cent unemployment… some eleven million three hundred thousand people lost their jobs, homes and farms, out of a pre-depression population of 120 million. Contrast that to today, with a population of over 312.8 million with some 27 million American workers no longer on the unemployment rolls. These folks didn’t just fly to never-never land. They are the flotsam and jetsam of Barack Hussein Obama and his DeMarxists’ living fantasies. It’s that pesky hopey changey thing again.

Today, there are forty five million plus families dependent on food stamps in Barack Hussein Obama’s ‘Ameritopia’ (thanks, Mark Levin). There are 15.7 million Americans officially out of work, despite all the DeMarxist spin to the contrary. In Barack Hussein Obama’s America, one million one hundred thousand jobs were lost by women. So much for the Republicans’ and Mitt Romney’s supposed ‘war on women’.

The true war is on all of  America and, just like the depression, it was brought on by unsound monetary policies. The world’s, and most specifically Europe’s, economy was devastated after the First World War. It was U.S. money and U.S. know-how and determination that rescued Europe et al from the utter devastation that was World War Two, rather than leave them to the gentle ministrations of the Soviets and their slave states.

We cannot lift Europe from her own abject ignorance of viable economic policy. It has as much to do with the attitude of subservience that seems to be pervasive in so much of the continent. A relic of lingering feudalism, which we here in the United States rejected hundreds of years ago. They call it socialism now. We know it as communism light. It’s antithetical to everything we believe here… at least the vast majority of us.

We’ve watched the DeMarxists attempt to destroy our republic with growing anger and resolve, which has translated itself to a nationwide movement dedicated to the removal of Barack Obama and all of his Marxists. It’s becoming apparent to all but the most dedicated of the kool-aid crowd that Obama and the reds are in deep Kimchee. The tone around the Washville swamp is one of increasing desperation, as the Democrats assess the magnitude of the public’s displeasure. Further, they cannot hide the dismay and confusion that’s boiling out of the nation’s capital these days.

It’s not just Obama’s crowd that’s sweating it either… a look around at races across the nation will show that Tea Party candidates are winning, and winning big. The great RINO hunt of 2012 is well under way. All of the bought-and-paid-for votes of the Republican turncoats will be scrutinized, along with the Republican Party’s limp-wristed and ineffectual leadership. There is much to be reconciled there as well. Americans deserve leadership responsive to the voters that they serve.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2012

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Tempered In Adversity.

June 12, 2011

It’s something deeply embedded in the American psyche. There’s an innate stubbornness Americans have in the face of adversity. These last three years have forged a new breed of American… much tougher and much, much more skeptical.

America has watched as its own sworn leadership has turned upon us, leaving economic chaos and destruction in its wake. Policy after policy, specifically designed to kill jobs in the private sector and foster an ever more dependent population.

If you want to see what the Marxists here have in store for us, if you want to see Obamacare in action, look at Great Britain. I have friends who believe that there won’t even be a Britain in another twenty years. Look well, America… this is what happens when a country loses the will to live… this is the face of socialism. It’s not a happy face, and it’s not a very pleasant way to live, either.

We’ve gotten a really scary look into what it would be like, in that this last three years have been the darkest economic times we’ve had since the Great Depression. We keep hearing all of the Obamanoids telling us how the recession ended last summer. I don’t think so. All I’ve seen it do is get worse. More people losing jobs, more foreclosures, more businesses forced to close. Makes you wonder why they’re not calling it a depression… silly me.

What is going to be real trouble for Democrats in general, is that now the American people have had a good opportunity to educate themselves about just exactly what has gone on since 2008. Well, let’s just say it’s not Bush. That excuse worked for about two weeks.

No amount of leftist polling can hide the fact that the numbers are plummeting for Barack Hussein Obama and his DeMarxists in the Congress. Every single thing this bunch has done has been, and is, an unmitigated disaster. It’s one of the reasons the left is so strident about the Republican presidential candidates they see as the greatest potential threats.

Americans are smarter and tougher as a result of this unnamed depression. The DeMarxists are going to find out just how tough and just how smart.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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Eighteen Million Unemployed: Obama Blames Republicans.

July 18, 2010

Well, we saw this one coming. I, and other writers, have been warning the Republicrats in the Senate that their foot dragging on authorizing the sorely needed unemployment extension funds was going to come back around to bite them and, gee, what a surprise! Barack Obama made it the thrust of his entire radio broadcast to the nation today.

I warned that Republican stonewalling on this would position the DeMarxists to be able to control the message, portraying Republicans once again as heartless and uncaring about the plight of millions of their fellow Americans. Indeed, that is exactly what has occurred. Hey! Guys! We’re on your side, but you’re not making it any easier for us out here.

Instead of taking stands against things that would resonate with the American people, such as filibustering the nomination of the extreme leftist Elena Kagan, or, wonder of wonders, strongly opposing the ‘financial regulatory’ bill, which not one member of the House or the Senate has read or understands. Another thousand plus pages of job and business killing legislation, and the best the Republicrats can do is to oppose the only lifeline millions of Americans have, during the worst recessionary period in our history since the great depression. In fact, they would have a bunch of trouble convincing many Americans that it isn’t a depression.

A company here in the Bay Area has just been forced to go through a second wave of layoffs. This time they are laying off senior journeymen and production supervisors. These are the guys that produce the money. Another company has been forced to lay off some of their best and most experienced managers. Both of these companies are in areas that before 2008 were considered to be largely recession proof.

No one wants to see a European/UK system of a permanent ‘dole’ for the unemployed. We’ve seen the effects of the welfare plantation system fostered by the DeMarxists. It’s also equally true, as I’ve written here before, that with rare exception unemployment does not make for luxury living… in fact it doesn’t even cover the basics in most instances. Few people look on unemployment as a vacation, unless they are living at Mom’s.

Spare us the pontification of telling us how extended unemployment benefits are an excuse for not looking for work. Tell it to one acquaintance of mine, with an excellent resume, who has sent out 400 plus resumes. Or another professional who has sent out over a thousand resumes, to generate a bare handful of interviews. There are over six point two people for every job opening out there.

The Republican leadership had best do some severe soul-searching. No one wants more deficit spending. But these are not normal times. The unemployment extensions have to be considered a lifeline in a time of great need. The Republican leadership could have picked many issues to stand on that the people of America would have backed them up on.

This is Barack Obama’s economy… it’s his insanely suicidal policies that are preventing job growth. His administration has not ‘saved’ (what the hell does that mean?) or generated 3.6 million jobs! The 300 ‘green’ jobs at a lithium battery factory were paid for lock, stock and barrel by your taxes. At last count, these miraculous ‘green’ recovery jobs cost Americans like you and me a bare 500,000 dollars per job.

Guess what else? China now controls the world’s market on rare earth minerals. These are mineral elements used in strategic materials. We used to have one of the best sources of rare earth minerals in the world, until Senator Diane Feinstein and the late Alan Cranston locked them all away in another DeMarxist environmental hatchet job, so that her husband, Richard Blum, could make sweet business deals with the communist Chinese.

The ugly truth is that well over fourteen million jobs have been lost and Americans need Conservative leadership that’s going to work for us, not against us.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

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Twenty Million Out Of Work – Obama’s Wonderland.

January 3, 2010

Spending our way out of the worst recession since the great depression, as a matter of fact folks are beginning to call this the GREAT RECESSION, is absolutely insane to anyone that has ever completed economics 101, run a small business or had to meet a payroll. Obama and the DeMarxist dominated Congress are producing money out of thin air and sooner or later someone is going to call in the chips.

There was a time that this country could and would WORK ourselves out of a recession. We had the know-how, we had the manufacturing base to do it. Hell’s bells, we don’t MAKE anything in this country any more. Virtually all our manufacturing has been moved offshore. The only growth in this country in the last year, with one out five Americans out of work, has been in the government sector and GOVERNMENT PRODUCES NOTHING!!

Big business has survived only by paring their workforce to the bone and having the remaining workforce pick up the slack by working harder and longer. Otherwise, Wall Street would look more like our unemployment figures. Large segments of Wall Street have been feeding at the government trough to the detriment of the US taxpayer, who is having to cough up more and more to keep this whole sick operation going.

Obama’s loudly and repeatedly touted solutions for our economic situation are a will-o’-the-wisp of Keynesian redistribution, which have absolutely zero chance of success. Every single program that has been put forth by this administration, from cash-for-clunkers to the foreclosure relief scheme, has not only failed but failed miserably, costing American taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars on top of the already outrageously insane PORK-LADEN TRILLIONS thrown to the winds by this dysfunctional and out of control government.

2010 is going to be a watershed year for Conservatives and Independents. If the Republican leadership thinks that they can piggy-back themselves back to power and then return to business as usual, they can pack up and leave now because we will sweep them from office as swiftly as we will get rid of the treasonous Marxists in our midst. We want America back for Americans. The list of wrongs to be righted grows daily, as does the list of those who we would be rid of. Listen now while you can, ignore us at your peril!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010