Sunday, December 7, 2008

The heads of the big three should go

I think congress is doing what should have been done years ago, hold the executives at the top accountable for the mess the big three is end. Executive compensation reached all time highs at all three while rank and file employees were losing jobs, and relingushing healthcare benefits and bonuses. It would company would I be allowed to continue working and still receive bonuses even if I was doing a lousy job. Apparently if you are an executive in the big three you can do just that. The heads of these companies have all but spit in the faces of the people who truly are the backbone of the auto industry the assembly workers by flying in private jets while most of their employees can barely afford room and shelter. Now they are willing to work for $1 a year? You've got to be kidding me. You've reaped all the rewards for several years while your employees have grown poorer and only now when you in danger of not being able to pass out your bonuses , you go to congress asking for a handout. Congress should demanded the ceo be personally responsible for repairing any loans their companies accept. Maybe then they'll understand what it's like to actually work for the big three as so far the only thing they've done is sit on their asses and collect bonuses they neither earned or deserved.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wakeup America

Arkansas -The measure bans all unmarried couples from adoption and fostering children, though the Arkansas Family Council painted its proposal as a battle against a "gay agenda."

When is providing a home to a child a crime? Apparently if one is single you can't provide a home to a child who needs one despite the fact you can provide love and support to the child. However as long as you are married, you can provide foster care to several children at a time despite the fact you may only feed them once a week every 6 months?

What kind of country is this becoming. Every other election year we are becoming closer to repealing the entire bill of rights. I thought I lived in a democracy. Who are these people who are using religion to further fill their own holier than thou agendas when they are less than holy themselves.

These so called christian folks(yes I said it) are the same people who don't believe a woman should have an abortion but bitch and moan when these same mothers need help from the government. What kind of drugs are these idiots on? You can't have it both ways.

You can't tell a woman to have an abortion and then deny someone the right to adopt the child that she didn't want and that wasn't aborted. You can't say decrease public welfare and yet have thousands of unwanted children uninsured and unable to find a decent home because of you own views on what makes a stable family.

What god are these people serving? It is not the God I serve. At what point did Jesus hold any sermon that told people to mistreat and abuse others? I am all for freedom of speech but don't use the pulpit to further hate or public policy. There is a reason religion and politics don't mixed. Religion teaches to use our authority to help others and politics teaches us to use our authority to defraud and damn others. It is a very dangerous time in America and if we are not careful we are going to destroy the very fabric this country was built on: freedom.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Creation of Jobs

We need jobs. We need jobs for those who want to work. We need good paying job with decent health care. With that being said, where is the job creation happening? Certainly not here in Michigan. Everyday the state of Michigan is losing jobs by the thousands putting strain on public funding which is on the brink of bankruptcy if we are not already there. What is to be said of a country where almost everyone in thia state is one paycheck away from being homeless or going hungry. What we don't need is more excuses. Labor unions have failed, big business has failed and the government has failed. Tax breaks are fine, stimtiuls payments are fine but do they really help in the long run? Stimulus checks only help those who are not drowning in debt. Will another 600 really help someone who is 1800 behind on their mortgage payment? Will a tax break really help a single mom who is working for $26000 a year without affordable health care coverage help her now? I'm ranting and it's late. Tomorrow I'll fill you in on some ideas I have about fixing this economy and putting people back to work.

No rescue for automakers

Can't say I'm surprise the automakers are on their own concerning their financial ills.
For the past decade, industry insiders and outsiders have been pleading with the big 3 to make more fuel effiecient vehicles and to slow production on huge gas guzzling suvs. They failed to listen and now they are on the brink of extinction. Sending jobs overseas didn't help the situation either. In Michigan we are facing the complete destruction of the middle class. Gone are the high paying factory jobs with good health coverage. Many are now faced with soaring health care costs and lower paying jobs and the inability to afford their home. I will ask this question once again, when will congress stop dragging their heels and do something.
We have some of the most well educated workers in the nation here in michigan who are unable to find a job. Those of us who would like to create jobs in a new sector cannot secure funding.
If you always do what you've always done then you'll always get what you've already got. We need sweeping change across the board and we need new blood in corporate america. Bailouts don't help if you still have the same people running a company into the ground. The time to act is now.
What is it going to take for people to help everyday citizens out of this hell that corporate america created?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I hate to admit I was one of the people who absolutely thought a HDTV was a complete waste of money. In today’s economy you can’t afford to really throw money away on products considered to be luxuries. However with television making the transition from analog signal to digital in February 2009, its high time you get information from an actual person who is just like you. I’m not a salesperson or someone who works for companies who get free products to try out. I have to go out and do the leg work to find the best products on the market which fit my little budget. After months of putting off my HDTV purchase, I finally decided on the Samsung LCD HDTV 32 720p.

Why did I choose this particular product? Glad you asked. First the price was great I paid under $650 for it. Secondly, Samsung’s television quality is outstanding in my opinion as I have purchased several different brands over the years and Samsung’s display performances has always been vivid and without competition. What I love about this particular television is the clarity of the picture, the colors really pop and the televisions ability to received digital channels without hooking up an antenna. The sound quality is amazing. The TV. Comes with several component jacks, 2 hdmi inputs and a pc input. Now for the cons, the television does not have the old audiovisual sockets for a VCR however if you know how to hookup you vcr through your satellite box this will not be a problem. The television doesn’t have an s-video jack again not really a problem for those who are tech greeks. If you are looking for a great television that won’t bankrupt you, I’d definitely recommend this baby. Also if you are just dying to have the old audiovisual jacks, upgrade to the next series which features a s-video jack.

Fallout from the bailout

I strongly disagreed with bailing out wallstreet. Am I honestly suppose to feel any sympathy for the rich people who backed subprime mortgages and lost their money when people began defaulting? I 'm sorry but if you loan money to someone who you know has no means of paying you back then its your mistake to fix. Its like loaning money to a crackhead, you just don't do it. Its common sense something I think silverspoon americans just don't have.

Its funny how the economy has been in the toliet since 9/11 and yet no one thought twice about the bush administration passing bills which only help the rich get richer. Pension plans got tossed aside in favor of 401k(which are heavily invested in wallstreet) yet there was no outcry. Employers begin to strip away health benefits and yet this too was no reason for concern.

But all hell has brooken loose and we're on the verge of america collasping because all the rich folks may not be able to take that extra holiday to france because they are bleeding money due to the investments they backed. My heart does not ache for them because their hearts did not ache for the millions of decent people who are now or are close to being out on the streets.

where was the bailout for the autoworkers who lost their homes and for their families when the bush adminstration decided to give tax breaks to companies sending jobs oversees. I say maybe they should call up the workers in china or india who have all our jobs and see if they can help out the people who sat on their ass and reaped their rewards off the backs of underpaid hard working americans and collected big bonuses. Enough is enough.