Why the US Budget cannot be balanced

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Time for a little levity with Tim Conway, Dentist

Perhaps there is no funnier man that the whole family can watch than Tim Conway.

 

Or Abbott and Costello

The candidates on Afghanistan

Rather then put up my usual side by side, I am providing the links to the candidate’s websites so you can read from them directly.  Learn what they stand for and make your own decisions.

Mitt Romney on Afghanistan

Barack Obama on Afghanistan

Obama’s transparency

Obama no friend to traditional energy and those who use it

Obama 2008 on Bush: Irresponsible and unpatriotic

While running for office, candidate Obama declared that Bush 43 was irresponsible and unpatriotic because during his tenure in office the national debt went from $5 trillion to $10 trillion (over eight years).  Somehow he has failed to mention that in the last 3.5 years (less than half the time it took Bush 43) under his watch, the debt has soared by $6 trillion.  Who is irresponsible and unpatriotic?

National Debt on 9/6/2000: $5,698,164,900,000

National Debt on 9/6/2008: $10,253,533,380,000

National Debt on 9/6/2012: $16,005,878,000,000

(ref:www.usdebtclock.org)

Words mean things, except to President Obama

Years ago I started listening to talk radio, and one of the hosts of a program I listened to made it a regular part of his program to state that words mean things.  It appears, however, that words mean different things at different times for President Obama depending on the scenario.

What does “pro-choice” really mean?

Reason.TV did a man (and woman) on the street interview session during the DNC on the matter of being pro-choice.  As you will see, “pro-choice” only applies to what women want to do with their bodies as it relates to reproductive choice, and has nothing to do with choice on other matters.  In reality, the issue should be couched in the term “pro-abortion” but that seems to ugly, right?

Warren- “Corporations are not people;” Romney- Yes, they are

Chiding Mitt Romney in her speech at the Democrat National Convention this week, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts declared that “Corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters, because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people.”

Let’s first take a look at the definition of “people.”  According to Merriam-Webster, “people” is defined as “human beings making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest.”

Corporation

Merriam-Webster

A body formed and authorized by law to act as a single person although constituted by one or more persons and legally endowed with various rights and duties including the capacity of succession

Collins World English Dictionary and The Free Dictionary Online

(Law) a group of people authorized by law to act as a legal personality and having its own powers, duties, and liabilities

Webster Dictionary

A body politic or corporate, formed and authorized by law to act as a single person, and endowed by law with the capacity of succession; a society having the capacity of transacting business as an individual.

Oxford Dictionary

A company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law.

Romney, a Harvard MBA and JD (earned simultaneously) was absolutely correct when he stated that corporations are people.  Don’t mess with Mitt!

Just a side note, Warren states that corporations don’t have hearts, I think meaning that they don’t feel or have passion the same way human’s do.  Let’s take a look at two individuals often associated with “big business,” the Koch Brothers.  Often the target of Democrat ire, and part of the “big corporation- big business” that liberals like to demonize as being cold, cruel, heartless- yeah, here is a list of donations made by the Koch Brothers:

New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell: $15 million
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: $25 million
The Hospital for Special Surgery: $26 million
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: $30 million
Prostate Cancer Foundation: $41 million
Deerfield Academy: $68 million
Lincoln Center’s NY State Theater: $100 million
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: $139 million

Corporations giving to charity are far too many to list.  The following account for only a very small fraction of both in-kind and in cash giving, but represent “big-pharma” and corporations that are too often demonized by the liberal left:  “Big-pharma” Pfizer, Merck, Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Eli Lily gave a total of $5.5 billion in 2010.  Microsoft gave $500 million, Walmart $446 million, and Staples, one of the Bain success stories, gave $19.8 million, and the list goes on.  I would say that corporations do have heart, but that’s just me.

Bain gave transfusion to GST Steel