Archive from March, 2010
31 Mar
2010
Posted in: Blog
By    Comments Off

Spring Fling Tonight!!!

Come out and meet New York’s Young Republicans at the annual NYYRC Spring Fling!  We’ve reserved The Australian for the big springtime party tonight!

Wash the bad taste of healthcare “reform” out of your mouth with some Aussie brews and good cheer.  If we’re lucky, by 7pm the Democrats will have socialized the the alcohol market, and we can take advantage of our fellow citizens tax dollars and drink for free!!!

The party starts at 7pm and includes:

3 hours of open bar and food!!!

How great is that?  (Particularly the booze!)

See below for additional details:

Save $$$ on your 2010 Membership:

$55 for 2010 Members at the Door

$75 for Non Members at the Door (includes club membership)
$90 for Non-Members, Associate age (includes membership)
$100 for Non-Members, Event ONLY (does NOT include membership)

31 Mar
2010
Posted in: Blog
By    Comments Off

This Nonsense about Weather

No, not “global warming” err, “global climate change.”  I’m talking about the apologetic media intent on excusing Obama & Co. from creating a 20% underemployment rate.  The recent hottest excuse is that this winter’s inclement weather has chilled our job recovery.

Recent ADP data for March revealed that the private sector

shed 23,000 jobs in March, according to the ADP employment report released Wednesday. The report comes two days before the Labor Department reports on nonfarm payroll growth for March. The decline in ADP employment was a surprise. Economists had forecast a gain of 40,000 in March ADP. Economists are also expecting a sizable jump in nonfarm payroll in March…  Joel Prakken, chairman of Macroeconomic Advisers LLC that prepares the ADP report said nonfarm payroll could still jump in March if there is a reversal of the depressed hiring from the winter weather in February and from hiring of census workers. The ADP report does not capture changes in the weather. [emphasis added]

First of all, if I recall correctly, Obama was going to make the oceans recede.  Why can’t he stop a few blizzards and rainstorms?  Second, when will these phony economists stop predicting job gains and just accept the fact that we’re only adding to the losses?  It must be six months now that I’ve been reading about their failed predictions on the labor front.

But seriously, when you:

  1. crowd out private sector investment through enormous borrowing/spending
  2. increase red tape by regulating every aspect of the financial industry, seizing the banking and insurance sectors
  3. dictate the terms of pay, make constant threats at businesses who dare to reward their employees above Obama’s decreed acceptable compensation limits
  4. rewrite the laws of consumer credit after vilifying credit card companies
  5. refuse to let the housing sector deflate from a $2 trillion inflationary bubble
  6. double the monetary base
  7. don’t allow runs on the banks, which would cleanse the bad loans and restore lending discipline
  8. continually issue ominous statements suggesting that the U.S. government is going to tax and cap CO2 emissions
  9. ram through sweeping changes for health insurance
  10. expropriate the student loan business
  11. add to the federal debt to a dangerous extent
  12. and furthermore suggest that the gargantuan federal debt can only be addressed by a VAT tax

you should not be surprised when your country’s labor force suffers.

It’s not the weather!!!  It’s this disastrous and destructive administration and Congress.  Throw the bums out!!!!!

30 Mar
2010
Posted in: Blog
By    Comments Off

How to “Reduce” Unemployment

Anyone who is convinced we’re on the road to economic recovery still has to grapple with a  staggeringly high underemployment rate of ~20%. It would be kind to call the politicians who say the we’re in a recovery merely misguided… they’re either delusional or intentionally misleading their constitutents.  It’s the un and underemployed Americans who remind them daily of their impotence in economic remedying.

Perhaps to counter this, perhaps just to further increase central power, Pres. Obama is now looking to take over the student loan business.

Starting July 1st, when the government issues student loans, it will bypass the banks who have traditionally provided them, and directly target borrowers.

A White House press release spells it out this way, “[A]ll new federal student loans will be direct loans, delivered and collected by private companies under performance-based contracts with the Department of Education. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, ending these wasteful subsidies will free up nearly $68 billion for college affordability and deficit reduction over the next 11 years.”

Nobody can possibly take serious the suggestion that this seizure from the private sector will reduce costs and the national deficit.  The suggestion that it will lower the deficit is especially puzzling, given that it is a subsidized government loan program.

Ah, but what it will do is shrink the eligible work force by providing additional incentives to study.  This may help reduce chronically high unemployment numbers.

24 Mar
2010
Posted in: Blog
By    Comments Off

Spectacular Impertinence

One of America’s most destructive legislators is working to enact new banking legislation.

Barney Frank (D-MA) is the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and has a long, documented history in contributing mightily to the nation’s recent economic collapse.  He is otherwise known for sounding like Daffy Duck and acting like Goofy.

This incredibly arrogant, stupid, and partisan little man has the unbelievable gumption to suggest that

“I believe we will get a very good bill out of here… This is now the number one issue that the American public is going to be focusing on and in every single issue in contention, I believe we [Democrats] benefit.”

Frank, loathsome as he is, is in a legal, elected position to influence the law of the land.  Call me crazy, but what are the chances that the  same man who said “[Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac] …are not facing any kind of financial crisis” is now crafting a workable piece of legislation?  (Keep in mind that these two GSEs are still billions in the hole, after trillions of dollars in government housing support.)

The MSM can’t seem to hate the Tea Partiers enough.  You see, they’re all zealots; crazed rubes who are acting foolishly on their unenlightened, parochial fears.  Yet the MSM remain largely silent as a veteran lawmaker – who bears nearly unparalleled responsibility for the collapse of the economy – draws up more and more rules for the financial industry.

If Scott Brown can win in Massachusetts, surely there is another we can find to replace the Mephistophelian imp known as Barney Frank.

23 Mar
2010
Posted in: Blog
By    Comments Off

Young Republican Spring Fling!

Come out and meet New York’s Young Republicans on March 31st at the annual NYYRC Spring Fling!  This year, we’ve reserved The Australian for the big springtime party!

Reserve your tickets now to wash the bad taste of healtcare “reform” out of your mouth with some Aussie brews, good cheer, and nice weather.  We’ll organize, socialize, and strategize!

If you RSVP by 3/26 using the Donation button located on the right side of our website, tickets are only $45 for 2010 members for

3 hours of open bar and food!!!

How great is that?

See below for additional details:

Save $$$ on your 2010 Membership:

$45 for 2010 Members who pay by March 26th

$55 for 2010 Members at the Door
$65 for Non Members who pay by March 26th (includes club membership)

$75 for Non Members at the Door (includes club membership)
$90 for Non-Members, Associate age (includes membership)
$100 for Non-Members, Event ONLY (does NOT include membership)

22 Mar
2010
Posted in: Blog
By    Comments Off

Now Bank “Reform” ??

From MarketWatch:

A Senate panel on Monday approved sweeping bank reform legislation to re-write the rule for capitalism without any Republican support, after GOP lawmakers on the committee decided not to include any amendments to the measure. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, had senators vote on the underlying 1,336 page bill, without any Democratic amendments. The bill was passed with a 13-10 party-line vote.

Why do I feel as though I’m on an alternate planet all of a sudden?  The day after ruining the nation’s healthcare for future generations, our brilliant Congressional Democrat overlords have now rewritten the rules for banks.  The bill is 1,336 pages long, so who even knows what’s in it.

Yup, this is punishment guys.  We’re being punished by our legislators.  Throw the bums out EN MASSE and repeal, unless you like it.

22 Mar
2010
Posted in: Blog
By    Comments Off

Healthcare Sham(e)

Yes, it looks like the Democrats have doubled down, and will do their best to ruin the country.  Here it is, from the “paper of record”:

Obama Hails Vote on Health Care as Answering ‘the Call of History’

And how do we know this is a sham?  How do we know it won’t truly lower costs?  How do we know that the only way Obama got this monstrosity through Congress was by bribes – bribes not only to his Democrat constituents in Congress but to the private sector?

Healthcare stocks are UP today.

In other words, the companies will be making more money.  Lower costs, ahem?  No, what this translates into is a subsidy for healthcare companies through compulsory taxation.  In other words, public insurance.

Congratulations Democrats.  You’ve raised the cost of healthcare, once again.

2012.  Good God!  Get this man, Pelosi, and Reid out of office!

21 Mar
2010
Posted in: Blog
By    Comments Off

Andrew Wilkow Speaks to the NYYRC

Andrew Wilkow, talk show host of “The Wilkow Majority”, speaks to the NYYRC on Mach 18th, 2010. Mr. Wilkow’s show airs weekdays on the SIRIUS Patriot channel from 12pm to 3pm.

Andrew Wilkow from NYYRC on Vimeo.

21 Mar
2010
Posted in: Blog
By    Comments Off

Michael Allegretti Speaks to the NYYRC

Michael Allegretti (allegrettiforcongress.com), congressional candidate for the US House in New York’s District 13, speaks to the NYYRC on March 18th, 2010.

Michael Allegretti from NYYRC on Vimeo.

21 Mar
2010
Posted in: Blog
By    Comments Off

Mike Grimm Speaks to the NYYRC

Mike Grimm (grimmforcongress.com), congressional candidate for the US House in New York’s District 13, speaks to the NYYRC on February 18th, 2010.

Mike Grimm from NYYRC on Vimeo.