"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
The US economy and baseball player Josh Hamilton have something in
common: they are both in a big slump.
The first quarter GDP numbers are in and it is not
"The bad news is that this recovery is still half the pace of
the normal expansion. The Joint Economic Committee reports that if the economy
had grown at the typical pace coming out of recession, at this stage GDP would
be closer to $17.4 trillion. This $1.4 trillion growth deficit is roughly the
size of the combined annual production of Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania in
Translation: We are not growing!
My "day job" is recruiting and let me tell you what the
marketplace is telling me.
I am on the phone with small to medium size
businesses in Dallas TX. They are confused. They don't think
that the government is working for them.
It all started with Obama-Care, the worst piece of
ever passed by the federal government. It was bad because it did
not address the health care problems, such as "preexisting conditions"
ObamaCare has spooked the business owners. They don't
understand it and aren't in a mood to hire an accountant to explain the 2000
The economy will continue to stagnate until someone pulls the
plug on this monster called ObamaCare! By the way, that "someone" may be a coalition of Democrats in panic mode!