Liberty, PA– I’m along Interstate 80, as I write this.  I started down from Rochester, last night, bound fpr Monroe Township, NJ.  I never made it.  As I got to the PA border, I started getting word that just about everything south and east was closed. I came down US15, which was the only road open to the south, hoping to catch I-80 and run to Jersey. It’s now closed, too.  So, here I sit. I’m not making any money this way. Sigh.


  • The real solution, unused: I note that in his speech, among the other expected nods to Unions and government make-work projects….exactly what hasn’t worked so far…. the one thing Obama has not offered is the elimination of federal corporate taxes.  In support of such a move, I offer some thoughts; Does anyone really consider that such a move wouldn’t spur hiring? Isn’t that the supposedly all important goal that Obama’s been working on and focusing like a laser on, and etc etc ad nauseum? Why hasn’t he done this?Granted that taxes would of necessity be raised for a while on individuals. But since corporate taxes are invariably passed on to the consumer in higher prices, and to the workers in lower wages, these would be taxes we’re already paying.Secondly, those increases would not last for long as the public finds out for themselves just what they’ve been paying all along. I suggest that revelation would result in a reduction in the size and scope of government unseen heretofore. And therein lies the answer as to why Obama simply won’t do it.

    You see, as has been correctly pointed out there’s a lot of rather popular government programs out there… programs that buy votes. But, they’re popular because of the illusion that they’re not being paid for. Remove that illusion and their popularity will sink nearly as fast as Obama’s has. And this is not a short term process…. Increased sending will become the third rail of American Politics…. as it should be.

    Since reducing the size and power and scope of government doesn’t mesh with Marx, and Frank Marshall Davis, Obama will avoid this solution as if his very life depended on it; From his viewpoint, it does. But now, comes another question; Will the GOP candidate call for such a plan? Certainly, the mainstream GOP’ers won’t. Clue.

  • IBD catches on: “Fast and Furious” was a political operation from the word “Gun”.
  • Union Thuggery, Part III:Ap News:

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.

    No one was hurt, and nobody has been arrested. Most of the protesters returned to their union hall after cutting brake lines and spilling grain from car at the EGT terminal, Duscha said.

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union believes it has the right to work at the facility, but the company has hired a contractor that’s staffing a workforce of other union laborers.

    He who has eyes to see, let them see.

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