Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Monday, January 11, 2010

AP: Stimulus Package Was A Failure

Here's a graph showing how unemployment spiked at the end of 2009. It took a significant upswing starting in August of last year. This is despite the $800,000,000,000.00 "stimulus package". Now, surprisingly, even the AP is admitting that all that money was wasted.
Ten months into President Barack Obama’s first economic stimulus plan, a surge in spending on roads and bridges has had no effect on local unemployment and only barely helped the beleaguered construction industry, an Associated Press analysis has found.
As an unemployed cabinetmaker as well as union member, I can definitely assure the country that construction industry employment hasn't increased. I can't even get work at $12 hour hammering together crates as an "entry" level carpenter, despite having 10 years experience. Companies are hiring illegals since they won't have to provide them with insurance if the planned government seizure of health care goes through.

Mr. Obama, you would have done better to give that money out individually. It certainly would have done more good. Instead you squandered it on special interests that have donated money to your party. I hope the payback was worth it. Your party is certainly going to pay at the polls this fall.

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