Why is true justice still unaffordable for those who need it most?
ABC News’ Jonathan Karl confronted Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) over his past support for the sequester, just as the one-time GOP vice presidential candidate sought to blame President Obama for the automatic across-the-board cuts scheduled to go into effect on March 1. During an appearance on This Week, Ryan argued that President Obama “proposed the […]/p
Big surprise, we know.
From Media Matters.
Maybe that’s how they survive? They have no memory past the moment they are in.
When asked about his political Facebook post and whether re-electing Obama was a good or bad thing his response was he doesn’t ever get into politics.
Uhmm….I think he did and his answer is hypocrisy.
I was going to write a post about truth in advertising. So I Googled, “truth in advertising”. Then I got hit with an overwhelming need to procrastinate.
Okay, next. I scroll to the bottom and decide to click “truth in advertising law”. That seems more like what I wanted. But the first thing that comes up, a paid search is from Ask.com. Ok, personal opinion, I am never satisfied with anything that I have clicked via Ask.com. This place is full of millions of questions and no answers. At least when I click it.
Maybe this is why there is so much crap reported and spewed by the media, main stream, liberal, conservative or comedic. It’s all crap! It’s all crap because it fits into the personal agenda of each and every network, station or hack show that has been given air time.
How IN the WORLD are we to ever know actual facts when one side makes it up and the other side plays both sides of the story. Unfortunately, many issues have 5 sides. And every issue is not black or white.
Take Benghazi for example. Do people really expect to know now, even more than a month after the fact to know any facts about what happened? How it happened? Or what anyone knew about it? Granted my cousin Ronnie was just a normal guy, but he was shot and killed in Kansas City in about 1983. His murder is still unsolved. That was nearly thirty years ago.
Take this, for example. Romney said it himself when he said he had five sons and just because they say something a bunch of times does not make it fact.
LET’S WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!
Why does this infuriate me so? Maybe I read too much. Maybe I should read less. Maybe I should read one paper. Listen to ONE network for my news. No, I can’t do that! Why? Because no one in the media right, left, up or down reports the news with any interest in facts. They report it to promote their personal agenda, beliefs and opinions regardless of the facts.
SLOW DOWN PEOPLE!!!!!
Do you take the word of one person as truth? I can’t. If you believe in Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity or Jon Stewart or Rachel Maddow or Laura Ingram or Diane Sawyer or Brian Williams. Why? Why do you put your belief in one person, one point of view? Even a complicated Google search can result in over a million results. My advice, do some Googling!
So, truth in advertising. Truth in advertising under the Federal Trade Commission Act, must be truthful and non-deceptive. Advertising must have evidence to back up their claims. Advertisements cannot be unfair. And who regulates this? Apparently, NO ONE! Not even the FTC, otherwise there would be NO advertising. It’s out of hand and too big to even attempt to reel in and test for truth.
In my opinion this happens for many reasons. One being who has time or the resources check all of these ads? There’s your job creation! The FTC can’t even keep up with just plain every day ads for sunscreen or miracle pills. Number 2, is probably personal agendas.
Some of you are angry. Some of you are pissed! But for the WRONG reasons. From every opportunity of anyone attempting to get what they want, they are not telling the truth about what they believe, what they know or what is truth, period. They want something and have a drive and ambition to acquire it at all cost.
No Jon Stewart is not news. But why is it that shows like his show actual footage and tape of the contradictions in politics.
A few results from page one of Google search, Obama contradictions and Romney contradictions. As you read through these, if you do. Please consider the source and consider what they provide for evidence to back up their claim. Is it just what they believe or do they have audio, video or verified written documentation that backs up their claim?
Anyone attempting to get what they want, may not tell the truth about what they believe, what they know, or what is truth. They want something and have an agenda and ambition to acquire it at all cost.
So much for truth in advertising.
I’ve been doing a little reading today. A “little bit”. I did want to enjoy my day off.
Here is my search, When did auto plant in Janesville, Wisconsin shut down?
This is just page one and two of the search results. There is no truth. Unless you can figure out from all of this who’s telling the truth if there is a truth, then I am all ears. Ping me!
By December 2008, when President George W. Bush authorized nearly $14 billion in loans to General Motors and Chrysler, both of which were near financial collapse, GM had already warned it might close the Janesville plant because of sagging sport-utility vehicle sales. The plant was effectively shut down on Dec. 23, 2008, when GM ceased production of SUVs there and laid off 1,200 workers. (Several dozen workers stayed on another four months to finish an order of small- to medium-duty trucks for Isuzu Motors.)
The Janesville plant stopped production of SUVs in 2008 and was idled in 2009 after it completed production of medium-duty trucks.
The plant shut its doors for good in 2009. According to an Associated Press article in the local Rockford Register Star, the plant ceased operations of large SUVs – its main product — on December 31, 2008 and was scheduled to completely shut down several months later.
A lot of liberal bloggers are insisting that the plant was “shut down” under the Bush administration. There’s the point when the orders for new vehicles stopped coming in, and the point when the plant actually completed its orders and stopped making them. One was in the closing months of the Bush administration, the other was in the opening months of the Obama administration: “The Janesville plant stopped production of SUVs in 2008 and was idled in 2009 after it completed production of medium-duty trucks.”
After General Motors announced on June 3, 2008 that it intended to close the nearly 100-year-old plant by 2010, Ryan joined a core group of about a dozen other Wisconsin officials from both parties in the GM Retention Task Force. Their efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, and the company suspended all operations at the facility by Dec. 23, 2008, eliminating 2,400 jobs. It has been in “standby” mode since.
The Detroit News noted that Obama said during a visit in early 2008 that government help and some restructuring could keep the plant open. But after the financial crisis and a collapse in demand for the SUVs the factory produced, it shut down in December 2008 in the waning days of Bush’s second term. It’s still owned by GM, but has been closed ever since.
Let’s break down, then, the exact chronology of the Janesville plant closing; Conn Carroll of the Washington Examiner has helpfully posted one here, which I add to below. The basic takeaway, however, is this: by December 2008, the plant had reached a point of no return where the plant would be shut down regardless of federal action. Ryan was faulting Obama for an that was event that was inevitable over a month before he took office.
In June 2008, however, GM announced that the plant would close by 2010 due to the aforementioned lack of demand for SUVs. The Bush administration, which was also promoting a move toward more fuel-efficient vehicles, described the plant closure and related moves by the company as a sign GM was “adapting well” to the shifting business climate.
After taking office in January 2009, Obama did ask for more severe cost cuts from GM and Chrysler, but the choice of which plants would survive or close was made by GM and Fiat management, which took over Chrysler as part of the larger auto bailout.
It is easy to see why Democrats want to argue about when the plant closed and notwhy it closed. Both the crushing weight of employee benefits negotiated by unions and the failed state stimulus plan don’t comport well with their narrative.
Let’s start with what Obama said and see if any reasonable human being who isn’t simply shilling for the President could possibly reach the same conclusion as Politifact: I know that General Motors received some bad news yesterday, and I know how hard your Governor has fought to keep jobs in this plant. But I also know how much progress you’ve made – how many hybrids and fuel-efficient vehicles you’re churning out. And I believe that if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another hundred years. The question is not whether a clean energy economy is in our future, it’s where it will thrive. I want it to thrive right here in the United States of America; right here in Wisconsin; and that’s the future I’ll fight for as your President.
Sorry, I can’t actually really figure out what’s going on here on this page, but in an effort of full disclosure didn’t want to leave it out. jmg
The Romney campaign points out that there were still a few operations — it had to do with more of Isuzu Motors rather than GM that were coming out of that — after December 2008. But for all intents and purposes, that plant was pretty much closed down before President Obama took office.
The media want to claim Ryan is blaming Obama for closing the plant. That is neither what Ryan said nor what is even implied.
The plant, which is in the Congressional district Ryan’s represented since 1999, was closed for production of GM vehicles in December of 2008, a month before Obama was sworn in. It remained open until April of 2009 to finish a subcontract the plant had with Isuzu.
So it seems workers at that GM plant in Janesville were indeed working in February of 2009. In fact, they worked on that joint GM/Isuzu project producing new vehicles until May 2009, under President Barack Obama.
I can read it, but I am not smart enough to even begin to know who’s right. Like I said, if you figure it out, I’m all ears!
“…yesterday, this Tea Party champion and great opponent of Obamacare admitted something astonishing: his 23 year old daughter is one of the 2.5 million young Americans who are benefiting from a regulation that allows young people to stay on their parents’ health care plan until age 26:
“Of course I do,’’ the Massachusetts Republican told the Globe. Brown is insuring his daughter Ayla, a professional singer who is 23 years old, under a widely popular provision of the law requiring that family plans cover children up to age 26.
Brown said the extended use of his congressional coverage is not inconsistent with his criticism of the federal law, enacted over his objection after he won a special election in 2010, because the same coverage could be required by individual states.”
“I’d bet heavily on the proposition that if we could somehow see Obama Future and Romney Future they’d be very different. Without a crystal ball, however, it seems very difficult to tell exactly how they’d be different — or which future would be better.
- They’ve both shown a capacity to directly and unapologetically contradict their previous rhetoric with their actions. Would President Obama be more or less willing than President Romney to wage war on Iran without congressional approval? There really is no way to know.
- There is substantial bipartisan overlap in foreign policy. Obama kept Robert Gates and David Petraeus around. Would Romney keep David Petraeus and Leon Panetta? Although Obama opposed the Iraq war, his secretary of state supported it, as did many congressional Democrats and liberal pundits. Are Republicans or Democrats souring most on Afghanistan? It’s sometimes hard to tell. And isn’t Romney likely to continue Obama’s drone war?
- A lot of our current policies are secret, so we can’t even air them and press the candidates for their respective stands. What measures has the United States taken inside Iran to harm its nuclear program? What are we really telling Israel behind closed doors? In how many countries have our drones assassinated alleged terrorists? We don’t know the answers to these questions.”