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Monday, January 23, 2012

We Need Someone as Mad as Hell as We Are

All this talk by TV commentators and DC politicians about how Newt Gingrich is unelectable is proof positive that neither have a clue just how mad "we the people" are! We need someone unconventional to fight for us. We do not need politically correct TV pundits or politicians who do not realize how desperate we are.

Over 50% of homeowners in Florida owe more on their home than it is worth. They cannot stand more of the same. They are pissed, deservedly so. Just who do you think they are going to vote for next Tuesday? If they think NEWT will fight; they want him on their side.

By some counts 20 million fellow Americans are unemployed or underemployed. Call it what you will....this is a DEPRESSION! Millions of families living like we are a third world country. 46 Million collecting food stamps!

The politicians are truly driving us into bankruptcy, spending money like "it's the old days" and thinking that jobs that have left for good are going to come back to cure the deficit. The jobs are not coming back. Read the NY Times article, http://www.cnbc.com/id/46090589/, How the US Lost Out on iPhone Work .

“Companies once felt an obligation to support American workers, even when it wasn’t the best financial choice,” said Betsey Stevenson, the chief economist at the Labor Department until last September. “That’s disappeared. Profits and efficiency have trumped generosity.”

"the focus on Asia “came down to two things,” said one former high-ranking Apple executive. Factories in Asia “can scale up and down faster” and “Asian supply chains have surpassed what’s in the U.S.” The result is that “we can’t compete at this point,” the executive said."

“The entire supply chain is in China now,” said another former high-ranking Apple executive. “You need a thousand rubber gaskets? That’s the factory next door. You need a million screws? That factory is a block away. You need that screw made a little bit different? It will take three hours.”

"Another critical advantage for Apple was that China provided engineers at a scale the United States could not match. Apple’s executives had estimated that about 8,700 industrial engineers were needed to oversee and guide the 200,000 assembly-line workers eventually involved in manufacturing iPhones. The company’s analysts had forecast it would take as long as nine months to find that many qualified engineers in the United States.
In China, it took 15 days."

“We shouldn’t be criticized for using Chinese workers,” a current Apple executive said. “The U.S. has stopped producing people with the skills we need.”

They criticize NEWT for questioning Bain Capital. Who is going to question APPLE??? They now employ 10 times as many people in China than they do in the US.

Give me a fighter! Give me NEWT!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Harder to Remain an Optimist

It seems to get harder each day to remain an optimist. My real estate is worth less, taxes are going higher to pay for the national debt, the social security that I have paid into for 48 years may not be what was promised, class warfare is becoming dangerously close to civil unrest, radical Islamists are close to obtaining a nuclear weapon, Mexican drug lords have taken over our neighbor to the so...uth, less and less people are staying married and practicing their faith, and most important....our incompetent President Obama could be reelected to make things even worse if everyone that feels the way I do doesn't get off their ass and use their time and/or money to make certain he only resides in the whitehouse for just the next 12 months. Put that on your "Talking Points" O'Reilly, and Fox News use it as the debate platform for your upcoming GOP debate.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Job Creation, A Small Business Owner's Idea

Letter to Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers:

Cathy,

Thank you for representing us so well. We met briefly at a Lincoln Day dinner in Walla Walla and talked about my trip to Boston in the days just prior to Scott Brown's election.

I have been a small business owner for 35 years, have a Bachelors of Business Administration with an accounting major.

I have an idea to stimulate job growth. The target audience is other small business owners, who both sides of the aisle agree are the best engine for job growth.

I think Congress should consider a regressive tax for closely held owners of small business corporations and for sole proprietors. Instead of taxing business owners more for each additional $ they earn, tax them less. Reward small business owners for growing their businesses.

The tax credit would only apply to increased income above the average of the three prior years reported income. Congress could approve a lower tax; say 10% for the increased reported incomes. The present tax rate would apply for the income average reported previously. Therefore there would be no reduction in tax revenue on existing earnings, simply a lower tax on additional earnings, giving small business owners motivation to grow their businesses because they would keep more, not less, of the additional growth income.

The treasury would benefit from the increased tax revenue generated from the business growth and additional jobs would be created by the need from these growing small businesses.

No revenue shortfall to stimulate the economy, simply motivation for small business owners to enjoy capitalism at its best and make as much money as they can.

Respectfully,

Evan Hecht

Monday, April 25, 2011

Trump Could tip the Senate GOP in 2012

Obama will be very difficult to beat in 2012 with a traditional GOP candidate. His $billion war chest, the bully pulpit, and shear demographics (please don't call me a racist) may win him a second term.

Donald Trump, if he runs, has nothing to lose. He will be using other people's money to advertise his brand. We, on the other hand may have a lot to gain that I do not hear anyone talking about. A GOP majority in the Senate.

Trump is unabashedly asking questions and raising issues that would otherwise never be heard. The 2012 GOP Senate candidates will certainly benefit from Trump raising these issues without them having to.

Who knows? Maybe that has been the plan all along. I do not underestimate "The Donald". Call it sly like a fox or anything else. Donald may be the best the GOP can hope for; 2 out of 3 in 2012 is certainly better than 1 out of 3 after 2010, and 0 out of three after 2008.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Chinese Debt is a Threat to our National Security



by Evan Hecht on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 9:28am.

Donald Trump is an unlikely next President of the United States but he has been beating the danger of the Chinese drum since I heard him speak about fifteen years ago in Bakersfield, CA. That was when we owed the Chinese 4% of what we owe them today.

Why did the Soviet Union lose the Cold War? I like this person's answer: "An arms race bankrupted them. We were part of the same arms race but the Japanese, Chinese, Saudis and others kept loaning us money to spend beyond our means."



The US Department of the Treasury statistics state that the US owed China $47 Billion in April of 1998, http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/current_issues/ci4-5.pdf . The Treasury Department now says that as of April 2011 we owe China $1.154 Trillion, http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/tic/Documents/mfh.txt .

The US Bureau of Labor Staitstics said our unemployment rate in April 1998 was 4.4%. That department now says that total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force is now 16.2%, http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm .

Citizens Against Government Waste put out their now famous ad campaign, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTSQozWP-rM&feature=player_embedded .

Our big government out of control spending, if not curtailed, will be the end of The United Sates of America.



The US owed China only $47 Billion in 1998



The US owes China $1154 Billion in 2011

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Obama has no ability to appear Presidential, because he is not.

Obama has no ability to appear Presidential, because he is not.

At today’s nationally televised White House event announcing the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, Obama (notice I did not write President Obama) told a very crass joke. To make matters worse Emanuel’s young children were in the front row of the audience.

Does anyone think it is appropriate for anyone to joke, much less the President of the United States, that an accident causing the loss of Emanuel’s middle finger rendered him mute, in front of his children? In front of a nationally televised audience that might certainly include other children? How exactly will Obama explain that to Malia Anne and Natasha?

The very off color joke offended me (and I am no prude). It offended me because of how I think it might offend others: Christians, Muslims, Jewish, world leaders, emerging nations.

Obama seems to have no concept of the prestige the office of the President of the Unites States has meant to our country. He bows to foreign leaders, has no regard for the will of the people, distances us from our allies, associated with radicals, is on television almost every day, borrows money from our children that is not his, AND NOW reverts to telling crude jokes to the children of his departing Chief of Staff. Appalling!

If we are dumb enough not to put Republicans in the majority of both the House and the Senate next month then Obama is certain to degrade the esteemed office of the President again and again.

If the citizens of this great country are stupid enough to elect him again in 2012 then God has truly deserted us.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NY 23, PA 12, and Counting

Tim Burns lost last night in a race he clearly should have won. He was the better candidate, with a better message, on a night that voters in other elections clearly voted in favor of change.

Tim Burns lost for the same reason that Doug Hoffman lost in New York several months ago in a similar special election. A split GOP Conservative ticket!

I wrote in March (view earlier blog post) that Bill Russell would be the reason that Tim Burns might lose. Even after the GOP endorsed Tim Burns, Russell would not back down and made Tim Burns run two races at the same time. One within his own party, and the other against the democratic machine.

In a district represented by iconic John Murtha for over twenty years, in a district where democrats outnumber Republicans two to one, Tim Burns clearly needed every vote possible to win against Murtha's replacement Mark Critz.

But Tim burns did not receive every vote possible because Bill Russell's supporters were mad that Tim Burns should not have received the nod from the GOP. So, Bill Russell acted like a small child and "took his ball and went home" and the other children could not play anymore because there was no ball left to play with.

Unpatriotic, that is what I call Bill Russell. If he would have lost graciously and supported Tim Burns then Pennsylvania's 12th District would have an "R" instead of a "D" next to its representative's name this morning.

The more the Republicans split their voters; the more seats the Democrats will hold on to this November. NY 23, PA 12, and counting.

We need losers to be patriotic and allow the party to unite if we are to win in November. What we do not need is for losers to allow their ego to split the party and allow the country to go down in defeat one election at a time.

Tim Burns did the rest of the country a favor by losing. I heard Tim say several times that the greatest lessons are learned in defeat. God willing there are some would be candidates that have learned that the future of our country is more important than their egos.