If there was ever a time for government, and that means the who hire them, to get behind small businesses that are in any way connected with energy conservation and green energy production, it is now. Whether the involvement is financial, talent, or usage; or grants from the government, the time has come and there are fantastic opportunities out there for all sorts of people.
Small businesses, including physicians, should never trust the GOP again. When they say they are going too protect you from lawsuits, think again. They will protect G.E and Boeing, not to mention their partners in crime; AT%T, Verizon, Halliburton, Blackwater, etc., etc, but they don't even know who you are and couldn't care less.
BITTER REPUBLICAN ECONOMICS
An already sour US economy is growing bitterer.
The US Bureau of Labor has released its annual revision of job creation for 2007. The economy produced some 376,000 during 2007 than previously reported. This chart details the revised monthly figures.
First, the American economy must produce some 150,000 new jobs every month in order to accommodate new workers entering the workforce. The economy created that number of jobs in only two months during the year. The 2007 average was only 96,000 new jobs a month, far short of the 150,000 needed.
Second, Republican stewardship of the American economy has added an average of 369,000 private-sector jobs a year during the Bush administration’s seven year tenure. During the Clinton administration some 1.7 million jobs were added each year over eight years.
Third, the economy lost jobs in January 2008 – an indication that America is in a recession.
Americans intensely experience what is happening. Consumer confidence is falling precipitously – an ominous omen for the immediate future direction of the economy. Two graphs paint current reality. The ABC Comfort Index illustrates failing public confidence in the American economy. The LA Times/Boomberg Poll illustrates that American have lost faith in Republican to deal with the faltering economy.
A cruel twist of irony is the failure of Bush’s “ownership” society. Bush has repeatedly touted American small businesses. As the chart immediately below denotes, Republican economic policy is destroying the small businesses:
Let's not forget what my old friend Jack once told me. Now, Jack was, probably, one of the the smartest lawyers in a town full of lawyers and was a senior partner in one of the biggest law firms in the state. But Jack didn't own a lot. Unlike other lawyers, he didn't have a 6 bedroom house, even when he was still married with children, and a 9 room cabin on the lake, a boat and so forth. He had an older model Mercedes Convertible. I never saw him drive anything else and I knew him for 7 years. One day, he and I were having lunch as he needed some advice about something besides the law. I asked him, Jack, with all the money you make, why don't you get yourself a lake house or something? He just laughed. "My Dear" he said, "I learned a long time ago that what you own owns you. You become a slave to it." The more I thought about it the more I knew he was right. Simplify, Simplify, Simplify. Not easy in this "pusher" society we live in, but necessary.
It is indeed a bitter economy for most Americans and the worst may yet lie ahead. Bush’s vaulted policies of tax cuts and federal deficits will stand in testament of the economic ashes they leave to the next President.
The question for Americans is simple – had enough?
The Bush administration perpetuates its record of lies, obfuscation and rule above law. Most recently, Bush administration officials lied to a Federal Court:
When will Congressional Democrats call for an account?
If they don't soon, we can only assume that those members of Congress are as crooked as the Bushes.
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The Nazis, Fascists and Communists were political parties before they became enemies of liberty and mass murderers.