RANT: Gooferment Motors bailout has cost over 32B$ dollars so far

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Not News: UAW Considering Plan to Milk the Unemployment System If It Calls a GM Strike
By Tom Blumer | October 24, 2015 | 10:30 PM EDT

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The news coming out of Detroit about near-deadline negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and General Motors has been pretty quiet. As the Sunday 11:59 p.m. deadline approaches, the Associated Press only has a four-paragraph blurb indicating that the union wants to get a richer package than it just garnered in negotiations with Fiat Chrysler. A Reuters report goes into detail about GM’s cost structure still being higher than that seen at Toyota’s and Nissan’s U.S. plants by about 15 percent and 31 percent, respectively. The New York Times is only carrying reports from the wires.

One note of substance about the UAW’s strategy covered at Bloomberg News — surely known to others following the industry who are filing bland reports — is that it plans to milk the unemployment insurance system in the event of a protracted strike.

To be clear, such a strike would appear to be very unlikely, if for no other reason than the fact that Americans remember that the Obama administration bailed out GM at a considerable cost several years ago. The final fully-loaded cost involved was $26.5 billion — not the $11.2 billion touted by the press last year. It’s safe to say that quite a few people would not take kindly to the idea of the primary beneficiaries of that unprecedented largesse walking out on their jobs when so many others are still unemployed and under-employed over six years after the most recent recession’s official end.

(Additionally, the linked $26.5 billion analysis appears not to have picked up the effect of the government permitting GM to carry forward $16 billion in tax losses incurred by the “old GM” into the “new GM” — even though “a business that undergoes a change in ownership usually has to forfeit the old company’s net operating losses,” which certainly happened during the bailout. At the statutory federal income tax rate of 35 percent, that decision alone cost the U.S. treasury $5.6 billion.)

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And the UAW isn’t happy?

Talk about Crony Capitalism.

Now they want to stick the taxpayer — via unemployment insurance — with the cost of their “strike”.

Guess no one remembers the current 18T+ national debt and the guesstimated 200T+ in unfunded liabilities that our posterity will have to deal with!


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POLITICAL: Voting is a sham!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


The Trump Card to Rig Elections
By Robert Willmann, Jr.
November 4, 2014

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The foundation for assuring the integrity of any system is auditing and cross-checking. For electronic voting machines, what about audits and recounts? The U.S. Congress put this in Title Three of HAVA, with its warm and reassuring caption, “Uniform and Nondiscriminatory Election Technology and Administration Requirements” –

“[Section 301(a)(2)]. Audit Capacity.

(A) In General. The voting system shall produce a record with an audit capacity for such system.

(B) Manual Audit Capacity.

(i) The voting system shall produce a permanent paper record with a manual audit capacity for such system.

(ii) The voting system shall provide the voter with an opportunity to change the ballot or correct any error before the permanent paper record is produced.

(iii) The paper record produced under subparagraph (A) shall be available as an official record for any recount conducted with respect to any election in which the system is used.” [1]

Read that carefully several times. A decent, trusting American might think that a paper ballot with the voter’s selections will be printed out, the voter will check it to be sure it matches what was selected on the electronic voting machine, and each ballot printed out will be kept by the election department so that a hand recount can be done to check the electronic results. But does it say that?

Notice the cunning wording. The “audit capacity” is for “such system” and not for each individual voter’s ballot. The paper record is for the whole system, meaning the vote totals as created by the electronic voting machines and tabulating computers. You get a printout of the computer’s totals. You do not get a printout of each ballot verified by each voter, to be saved locally for a real recount.

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But hoping to use one of their two independent powers, people turning to the ballot box face the ultimate trump card.  Electronic voting machines.

Voters no longer mark their ballots.  Local election officials no longer count them.  Devices created and programmed in secret do it.  No recount is possible. Any fraud is undetectable.

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Two quotes to remember about voting and elections:

“If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.” ― Mark Twain

“Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” — attributed to communist tyrant and mass murderer Josef Stalin

And, you expect me to “trust” the system!

Never mind that the “system” is structurally engineered to ensure that you only get to chose between large Gooferment and still larger Gooferment. 

(Ross Perot was a democratic operative running to split the republican vote (again).  He was campaigning on smaller Gooferment. He was on the verge of winning. He was being so competitive that he had to self-destruct the campaign to ensure the correct result. IMMEDIATELY, the two parties agreed to “reforms” that would prevent any challenge to the duopoly.

Even now, my beloved Libertarian Party, it financed by the D’s to split the R vote. As is the Green Party, which I regard as the Communist Party in disguise, is financed by the R’s to split the D vote.



And a return to a truly representative republic.

On our way to a 100% voluntary society.

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Read: expired drink tickets

Sunday, November 24, 2013

One scam here at the Aria hotel casino, is they give “free drink tickets” when you make Sportsbet but they don’t tell you the coupons expire the same day.


RANT: Detroit will hurt EVERYONE

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Guest Post: Detroit’s Bankruptcy WILL Bite You In the Wallet
By Editor on July 20, 2013

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All this isn’t even taking into account the rampant corruption, bribes, and ulterior motives that every municipal government is crawling with – those are self-explanatory. Fast-forward a few decades and the politicians who planted the seeds of decay are long gone in one way or another – but now the municipality cannot afford its obligations. Losses on poorly planned projects, debt, and exorbitant employee compensation eat up most of its revenue, and it can no longer afford to provide the essential public services every resident counts on.

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See that is the essence of the problem.

Folks want “free lunch”, but there ain’t none.

Detroit is what happens when the bill comes due.

And they Sheeple and Clover there have voted Democratic for 50 years. (Not that the R’s would be MUCH better.)

Like the Delta pilots, everyone’s getting a haircut.

Unfortunately, a promise is worth what backs it up.

On Wall Street, they have a name for it — “Counterparty risk”.

Sorry to say, but you depend on Gooferment, politicians, and bureaucrats at your own peril.

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TINFOILHAT: Deconstructing the BHO44 legend

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Wednesday, March 31, 2010


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Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn’t have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct.

The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).

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So who on the BoT made that call and who pressured them?

Enquiring minds want to know!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: $46,378,040 / 23,994 = stupidity

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Agency also assigned 15,796 taxpayer IDS to ‘unauthorized aliens’ at single residence
Published: 1 hour ago

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(CNS News) The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically occupied by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011.

In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.

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Are you kidding me?

Let VISA do that and there would be a ton of executives getting fired.

Didn’t I just read that the IRS was getting bonuses?

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RANT: Charities need a wake up call

Sunday, June 23, 2013


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Think Before You Donate!

I realize what folks do with their money is their own business, but felt this was informative and might prove helpful.

As you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep the following facts in mind:

The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans’
salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

March of Dimes
It is called the March of Dimes because only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.

The United Way
President Brian Gallagher
receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

CEO Caryl M. Stern receives
$1,200,000 per year (100k permonth) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE.
Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.

CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.
You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT. He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.
$0.00 goes to help anyone!
Stop giving to this man.

Instead, give it to any of the following go “green” and put your money where it will do some good:

The Salvation Army
Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only $13,000 per year(plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.
96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

The American Legion
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Commander receives a$0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

TheDisabled American Veterans
National Commander receives a$0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Military Order of Purple Hearts
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Vietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

Make a Wish
For children’s last wishes.
100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.

St. Jude Research Hospital
100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and cannot afford to pay.

Ronald McDonald Houses
All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critical Children in the hospital.
100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children
100% of donations go to pay for research and treatment of children with defromities and burns.
There is no outside support from Government or Foundations, only through generous donations. The costs are nearly 2 million dollars per day to operate the 22 orthopedic and burns hospitals around the world.

Please share this with everyone you can.

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