Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

 A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

“Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”
God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”

Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”

God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”

God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”

“Who will protect me?”

God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it’s life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

“You will simply call her, ‘Mom.’”

- Unknown

Monday, May 7, 2012

Obamanomics: 88 Million U.S. Adults Not Working

Eighty-eight million mostly able-bodied Americans are not working.

Today, Rush Limbaugh exposed one of the lies being spread by the Obama Administration.  That lie is that reason why the unemployment rate is dropping is because more and more Baby Boomers are retiring.  Well, the cat is out of the bag, and that "fact" is simply not true.

The truth is that only 2/3 of able-bodied Americans are working which equates to 88 million unemployed.

Read the transcript from today's show here.

CASE STUDY: Indiana Booming With Jobs. Why Not Delaware?

Ever since Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed the bill to change how Indiana does business, there phone has been ringing off the hook with companies looking to set up business.  The law changed Indiana to a right-to-work state.  While it may currently lag Texas and Florida, Indiana is in the drivers seat on job creation and that will be a much welcome change for the rust belt state.

Right before the law became effective in March, Governor Daniels was quote as saying:

"We've already signed new agreements with three companies, one announced and two to come soon," Daniels said Monday. "There are 31 companies as of Friday night now on our negotiation rolls who've identified right-to-work as a major, if not the major, factor in their interest in Indiana."

Why Not Delaware?

 The reason why Delaware has not embraced the right-to-work idea is a lack of political courage.  Currently, Delaware is a forced union state and with Democrats controlling the Governor's mansion and both chambers of the Delaware General Assembly, there is no political will to put Delawareans back to work.  The reason for that is right-to-work endangers the Delaware Way and the power currently held by Delaware Democrats.

Delaware unions come out en mass on election day here in Delaware to support the one party that butters their bread.  And for it, Democrats don't have the political courage to do what is right for the rest of the citizens who are not in a union.  But what did this blind loyalty get unions and Delaware Democrats - two closed auto plants (General Motors and Chrysler) and one failed promise from Fisker Automotive.

Not since 1981 when Governor Pete du Pont signed the Financial Center Development Act of 1981 has Delaware seen a boon in job creation.  The passage of the Financial Center Development Act of 1981 has brought major financial powerhouses to Delaware including JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Discover and their predecessors.  Today, tens of thousands are employed by

Imagine if the economic boom created by the Financial Center Development Act of 1981 was replicated today?  It could, if elected Delaware politicians embrace right to work.   Just look at all of the states that have it and how do they compare to Delaware.

While Delaware's current unemployment rate is mid-line, Delaware's numbers may be skewed due to population demographics and citizens leaving the work force entirely.  Regardless, an unemployment rate of 6.9% is unacceptable. The citizens of Delaware deserve better, and a political sea change is the only way to get there.  This is why elections matter.