Why are Venezuelans starving?

© 2016 Jim Spence - It is a strange sort of a thing. America is pretty much the wealthiest country on the planet and yet fewer and fewer adults seem to understand why. We are now on at least our third generation of poorly educated Americans.
According to my favorite college professor Walter Williams, America is getting more uninformed every year. He cites a 2011 investigation by WSB-TV in Atlanta. The investigation found that, "More than 700 Georgia teachers had repeatedly failed at least one portion of simple certification tests they were required to pass before receiving a teaching certificate. It gets worse. Nearly 60 teachers had failed the test more than 10 times, and one teacher had actually failed the test 18 times. There were 297 teachers on the Atlanta school system's payroll who had failed the state certification test five times or more." And yet these people are paid taxpayer dollars to “teach” kids. It is the blind leading the blind.
Atlanta’s public education system is not an isolated situation. School teachers spend four years in colleges of education all over America learning so many things that are just not so. Accordingly, they do not understand wealth creation and they have no idea how America has achieved such high living standards.
Everyone loves to eat the economic fruit from America’s magnificent orchards, without any emphasis on understanding how economic trees produce such wonderful fruit. Wealth creation is not rocket science. Several thousand years ago human beings separated themselves from the rest of the animal kingdom thanks to superior intellect. It was our brain power that made us wealthy, not having more “stuff.”
Marxism, which is essentially a jealous theology, prefers to try to appeal to the simpletons. Socialists blame people who have more “stuff,” and assume they got their “things” by exploiting others, rather than by producing. To those who are inclined towards envy and jealousy instead of productive capabilities, the simplistic solutions of wealth confiscation and wealth re-distribution that socialism offers have great appeal. The only thing the ambitious Marxist politician need do, once he or she has convinced the masses that everyone’s “stuff” should be equal, is to get them to support policies that confiscate and re-distribute “stuff.” Democrats love this romantic goal. They use catchy names like“income equality” to describe state sponsored theft. It is as if they want us to believe that income is created by some sort of spontaneous combustion and that all fair minded people need do to solve economic problems, is spread the stuff around that already exists…….more “equally.”
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Jonah Goldberg wrote a column recently that pointed to the fallacy of this view using the woeful example of Venezuela in 2017. Venezuela has more of a very valuable “thing” than any other nation on earth. The country is sitting on the largest proven oil reserves in the world. So the question that is begging to be asked is this: Why would a nation with hundreds of billions of dollars (if not trillions) worth of oil, have a population that is suffering from starvation and lawlessly violent anarchy?
Venezuelans are starving because the Marxists in charge there ignore the basic facts about wealth creation. Real wealth is not merely proven oil reserves. Wealth creation requires the intellectual capability to bring oil to market as well as a legal system that protects the efforts of the producers who do so. In socialist Venezuela, nobody knows or cares how to produce……especially the Marxists in charge there. Since Marxists have a mental block and think stuff re-distribution is the key, there is precious little stuff left for Hugo Chavez’s successor Nicolas Maduro to re-distribute. The country is bankrupt.
The pattern in Venezuelan is all too familiar in human history despite the fact that these patterns are almost never taught to Americans in our public education system. Like the Democrats in America’s decaying urban centers, Venezuelan Marxists are so obsessed with crushing business incentives they have run all of the productive people who know how to convert oil into cash out of the country. So while Venezuela still sits on huge pools of valuable stuff, the country has no ability to create wealth and the people starve.
The points here are simple. When anti-business types are in charge and do not encourage productive intellect, or productive activities, useful raw materials like oil or iron deposits become worthless.
Productive human beings have been combining the use of raw material, labor, and capital to raise living standards for all of recorded history. However, for at least three generations America has been populating the U.S. education system with teachers who do not understand these fundamental historical truths. If this trend in our education system continues, eventually it will lead to a catastrophic decline in U.S. living standards.
The tax reforms signed into law last week actually encourage wealth creation, innovation, and higher living standards for all. But don’t expect school teachers to extol the virtues of these policies. Most public “educators” are uneducated. They have no clue why Venezuelans are starving. They have been conned into thinking re-distribution and income equality are the keys to living standards instead of encouraging productive intellect.

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Looting, ransacking, heists, thefts, and giveaways

© 2016 Jim Spence -  Kristi and I own a couple of small businesses. We also own shares of more than a dozen publicly traded companies. And through exchange traded funds, we own shares of thousands of other public companies.
The processes are the same for all of our private and publicly owned businesses. Each business provides products and services to customers. These businesses make payrolls, collect and forward gross receipts taxes to states, make profit sharing contributions to employee retirement accounts, help pay for health insurance, pay other overhead (rent, utilities etc.). These businesses all comply with a myriad of costly rules and regulations. And if all goes well, most of these companies will have profits at the end of the year and write more checks to the state and federal government to cover the taxes on those profits. If there are NO profits, as shareholders the losses are OUR LOSSES. Because losses hurt financially, NOBODY is willing to share OUR losses……we simply lose OUR money.
You have to laugh at the words Democrats and their buddies in the media have been using to describe the new tax reform law. Let’s see, it has been called: looting, ransacking, a heist, a theft, and a giveaway.
Now mind you, I don’t have the largest vocabulary in the world, but I do know the meaning of these terms. However for those of you who need to brush up on your language skills, I pulled up the definitions for these words just to make sure I was getting it right. The terms “heist” and “theft” are synonyms. They mean stealing. The term “ransacking” is stealing too, but it also involves doing physical damage to property while stealing goods. The term “looting” is stealing goods, typically during a riot or a war. To receive a “giveaway” is to receive something of value for free without paying for it.
It is important to recognize in the paragraph above regarding our business holdings, that we pay taxes on, “OUR" profits.”
Consider the language Democrats use to describe the adjustment in policy on OUR profits, assuming we are fortunate enough to have any. Democrats say that because this new tax reform law will require us to send a reduced percentage of OUR profits to the government, WE ARE ENGAGED IN THEFT.
Yes, we are receiving giveaways. We are looting. We are ransacking. We are heisting. Yep, people that millions of Democrats vote for, accuse us of stealing and damaging others property, because government passed a law that says government will be TAKING A LITTLE LESS of our income.
It would seem that Democrats and the media want people to ignore the fundamental nature of both profit and loss. They want voters to believe that private citizens and corporations don’t own their private income, they are just responsible for covering all losses.
Theft and stealing are simple concepts to understand. First the thief needs to identify something that belongs to someone else that he or she wants. And then the thief figures out a way to take it away. Of course, stealing is immoral. And this is the essential point. According to Democrats, none of whom voted for this new law, requiring a little less in taxes from taxpayers, is not a change in economic strategy......it is "stealing." Stealing is immoral and so is anyone who votes for tax relief according to Democrats.
Sorry folks. Kristi and I are not thieves. Neither are millions of other risk takers. Private property, private income, and private operating losses exist. In the world of Democrats, everything belongs to government and it is to be distributed only as government sees fit. In the Democrat’s world, since government owns all income streams, if a certain group, let’s call them taxpayers, gets some tax burden relief……….this is a heist, this a theft, this is ransacking, this is looting. These taxpayers are receiving a giveaway, because none of those profits in question, only the losses, belong to the taxpayers.
What has just been described is Marxism. Not only is it Marxism, it is totalitarian Marxism. Sadly, and thanks to our failed public education system, the entertainment industry, and a Democrat-dominated news media, voters are being told that honest taxpayers are stealing. What they are not willing to admit is that you can’t steal from yourself.
My hero Walter Williams suggests that if any entity is a thief it is government, not taxpayers. I’m with him. We all recognize liars and cheats when we see them, and they have been hurling false accusations around pretty freely lately.

Not a single Democrat in Congress voted to help America get more competitive.

© 2016 Jim Spence -  Polls, polls, polls. Let’s see, the wisest tax policy to pass Congress in sixteen years is supposedly UNPOPULAR, according to the latest  "polls." Not a single Democrat in Congress voted to help America get more competitive.
The same people who were designing polls that told us in no uncertain terms that Hillary Clinton had an 88% chance of winning the presidency thirteen months ago and Trump had virtually none, tell us tax reform is not wanted by the majority of Americans.
Here is the sad fact. The media and many of the pollsters working for the media hate Trump more than they want America to be competitive. Democrats, with ever-dependable assists from their friends who actually do these polls are now commissioning polls that cleverly ask people if they are tired of the term “fake news.” This is pretty rich since most news media outlets are despised simply because they report fake news. Bogus polls are media damage control operations. Media operators must think if the public hears that "polls" say they are tired of the “term” fake news often enough, people will reverse their opinion of the media. Smear merchants that engineer robot driven Twitter campaigns and draw reporter's attention to the......."Public's reactions on Twitter," are quite desperate to stem the tide of distrust directed at their buddies in the media.
Know this. Most polls are not designed to get a better sense of what the public thinks. Instead, the questions asked by pollsters are designed to SHAPE what the public thinks. I never read polls anymore. The evidence is clear. You cannot trust polls for obvious reasons.
Sadly, all of America is under a constant avalanche of media manipulation. And the horrific lie being told today will be that the benefits of corporate tax reform will only help the “rich.” This the oldest bad economic policy scam in the book. Democrats play this con on America all day and every day. It goes like this. "If you want to keep what you earn, what belongs to you, you are greedy. However, if Democrats want to take something that someone else worked for.....for themselves, or to give to their “constituents” in exchange for their votes.........Democrats are deemed, "compassionate."
Democrats continue to pretend that the best way to run a society is for the worker drones to tender all their resources to Democrats to distribute as the elite Democrats see fit. Anyone who objects to the con is greedy.
Of course what Democrats never tell anyone, is they cannot force business people to engage in enterprises that are beneficial to society. When big government gets so greedy it steals too much of the fruit of people's labors, the people doing those labors adapt. In the real world, a world Democrats rarely visit before proposing economic policies, paycheck-writing business people constantly adapt their behavior to confiscatory scams foisted on them by Democrats. The result of Democrat economic policy is almost always fewer jobs and the lowering of living standards. If you are not sure of this ask a Venezuelan worker. Or read this story.
In the global markets most nation's want their businesses to be hyper-competitive on the tax front. However, Democrats, because they want to control all of the fruits of everyone’s labors, never concede the simple fact that businesses can go to friendlier tax environments in jurisdictions outside the U.S. to get more competitive. The tax reform bill that will pass today addresses the realities of a heavy tax on domestic businesses that has caused America to not be a very competitive place to operate. Shamelessly, Democrats insist on clinging to a stubborn narrative that says any level of taxation in the U.S. that is lowered to match those levels of confiscation oversees, is a mean-spirited “giveaway” to nasty “corporations.” The people who make payroll are cast as evil by Democrats. It is as if Democrats think letting companies keep what they earn is a "giveaway." This is language perversion.
Not a single Democrat in Congress voted to help America get more competitive. They simply do not care about competitiveness. They care about being able to,"Take something that someone else worked for.....for themselves, or to give to their “constituents” in exchange for their votes."
This tax reform law will serve as a beckoning call to job creators to bring their wage-paying operations back here, so Americans can have those jobs. That Democrats lie about this fundamental truth is the greatest economic scandal of our lifetimes.
So here we are. Questions that are intentionally deceitful lay the foundation for fake poll results that suggest that the tax reform law is UNPOPULAR. Fake polls, fake news, and worst of all fake Democrats. If Democrats have their way, there will be coal in everyone's stocking. But wait, I thought Democrats hated coal?


What they need is bread

© 2016 Jim Spence -  It is almost comical to watch the so-called tax reform process unfold. The same thing happens every time our Senators and Congressmen seem to forget that rich people are rich for a reason, and it is not because government has not tried hard enough to confiscate what belongs to them. Rich people pay attention to what is going on and they adapt quickly, often in advance. That is why they are rich.
Some people (Democrats) think that government should always dominate the free market to protect the people from businesses which they view as almost always predatory. Essentially, they think that government is not part of the market.
Here is a news flash. Government has been part of the market for thousands of years. Markets came first and then shortly after came government. It is a FUNDAMENTAL TRUTH that markets take into account every factor and force……especially the immense force of government.
Smart people have been navigating around government dominated markets for thousands of years. The biggest and worst governments that have ever ruled did so in places like Nazi Germany, the USSR, Communist China, North Korea, and Venezuela. In all of these places the big government socialists actually completely destroyed private enterprise in favor of government controls of everything. They did so in the name of saving the people from predatory businesses. However, in doing so these great big governments WERE the entire market and in every case government turned out be a horrible combination of both predatory and incompetent.
In many places like China and Russia the big government proponents have since reformed things a bit and allowed market forces to at least provide FOOD for the people. However, in places like Venezuela and North Korea the government continues to micro-manage everything including the food market. The result? People are starving in Venezuela and North Korea while their leaders bash others for their failures.
Still U.S. Democrats think if government could just get bigger, it could create “income equality” simply by soaking the rich even more. Democrats refuse to concede they can do no such thing unless they drive down median incomes by a substantial margin, as is the case in Venezuela  and North Korea where almost everyone is equally poor.
Back to tax reform. Not all taxes are coming down. Some are going up. And already the phones are ringing. With Congress apparently set to pass tax reform as soon as this evening or tomorrow, high state income taxpayers have an opportunity to snag some last minute tax savings that will end on December 31st.
Assuming the tax reform bill passes the House today and the Senate tonight or tomorrow, it will be wise for many high bracket taxpayers in high tax states all around the country to PAY THEIR FINAL ESTIMATED STATE INCOME TAX PAYMENT THIS YEAR, instead of waiting until January of next year. In 2018, subject to some restrictions, the state income tax deduction on your federal tax return will go away. The window for this significant deduction closes in just twelve days.
Again, this is the sort of thing that happens every time there is a TAX INCREASE on something. Democrats and Republicans never think of the consequences that are unintended. Mainly they don’t think about these things because there are rarely any consequences for them for what they do to the rest of us.
Don’t worry, the class warriors (Democrats) will continue to blame every ill in the world on rich people and try to change some other portion of their favorite confiscation procedures to tax the rich and help the poor, just like they do in Venezuela and North Korea. Sadly, in those places the poor people don't need any more help from big government worshipers. What they need is bread. 

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Sometimes you run across an item that is simply priceless.

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Continuing education requirements for ALL journalists is long overdue

© 2016 Jim Spence -  It is far past the time when journalists should be required to take continuing education courses. Pay attention to what is happening out there in the world for fifty years or so and you can’t help but notice how our fundamental culture of investigative journalism has changed. Over the past few weeks I’ve documented how absurd the profession of journalism has become, with one bogus story after another plastered all over the airwaves and headlines. Even hardcore leftists are conceding that the coverage of Trump is way over the top in terms of being negative. They quickly add that this is “OK,” because he is such a reprobate and deserves it. Sadly, there is a much bigger issue to correct here than the news media hating Trump’s guts (minus Fox) or even that journalists fawned all over Obama for eight years (minus Fox of course).
Here are a couple of questions that beg answers: Is the epidemic of fake news a widespread conspiracy? Are false stories offered up intentionally by ethically-challenged journalists?
You have to take a few steps back to answer this question honestly and objectively. It is critical to understand how the investigative news reporting process has changed mightily since the days of Woodward and Bernstein. Think of the book and film, All the President’s Men. The book and film documented the mostly meticulous process of tracing the money paid to Watergate burglars by Nixon’s re-election campaign, until their work brought down a presidency. However, at one stage in the reporting process, Woodward and Bernstein took a bad short cut when they published a bogus assertion regarding grand jury testimony. Woodward and Bernstein made the mistake of answering a question in their story that was never asked at the grand jury proceeding. Forty-three years ago there was hell to pay for journalists reporting in error.
Let’s fast forward to 2017. This is the year when the media seems to be publishing and then pulling, retracting, or correcting a false story every week. And every single story that has been corrected or pulled, has been a phony negative story AGAINST Trump. How can it be that the news media’s mistakes are all harmful to one side? Isn't this evidence of a conspiracy? Are journalists intentionally running with negative stories about Trump they know to be false?
My answer would be NO they are not......but with a caveat. In a brilliant column over the weekend Jonah Goldberg suggests that what journalists are no longer bothering to do is vet the stories they want very much to be true. Instead they just run them. It is mindful of what Dan Rather did at CBS to harm the Bush campaign in 2004. Rather’s sloppy unprofessional behavior forced him to resign in disgrace. Amazingly, behavior like Rather’s now occurs on a weekly basis these days.
Did Dan Rather knowingly run with a false story? I don’t think so. Rather simply wanted the false story to be true so much, he essentially believed it without doing any real work to verify it. There is a distinction between lying intentionally and believing someone else’s lie. Sadly, Rather was already DEEP in unprofessional territory when he crossed the line. He got what he deserved.
Over the last couple of months I have urged readers to buy a copy of, The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote. CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson should be given a medal for writing this book.
It might be time for journalism schools to use this work as a textbook to clean up their profession. It is strange that journalists are one of the few professions that do not, through self-regulation, require continuing education. The arrogance shows.
There are still a few people left in the journalism profession who are not simply naked partisan advocates. But they are getting harder to find. Sadly, because government is so powerful and the stakes in elections are so high, journalists are being overwhelmed by information from hundreds if not thousands of shady political operatives who try to herd them like cattle or sheep in the direction they want them to go. Reporters want the tripe they are fed to be true. So they run with it because they by and large are not disciplined professionals. In the end, as long as 80-90 percent of all journalists want every negative story plant they are fed by smear merchants to be true, the vetting of all the crass anti-Trump propaganda will be minimal just as the pro-Obama propaganda was.
One aspect of this national disgrace that is almost comical is how many journalists scratch their heads and wonder why the news media and journalists are despised by a vast majority of Americans in every poll. This is called denial. It is time for continuing education classes to be required of journalists.

Cartoon of the month

The New York Times and CNN have spent an incredible amount of energy discussing a rumor that Donald Trump really likes Diet Coke and drinks a bunch of them every day. The CNN panel seemed particularly critical of the president for his consumption vice. This Tony Branco cartoon says it all when it comes to how the media covers Trump.


OK, Here's the new "plan"

© 2016 Jim Spence -  The Democrat’s post election Trump “strategy” reads like a first grade reader. Try as they might, the Democrat’s Russian Collusion narrative has failed. It has failed even with titanic efforts by the American news media to make the Democrat’s false narrative stick.
It turns out that the two biggest stories coming out of all the investigations into the Democrat’s Russian collusion claims were backfires that blew up in their own faces. The facts regarding the Clinton Foundation and Russia clearly show that Bill and Hillary actually were colluding with the Russians eight years ago when she was Secretary of State. The deal was insidious. The Russians procured 20% of the U.S. uranium supply, and in return for their influence peddling out of the State Department, the Clintons received millions and millions of dollars in Russian “contributions” to the tax-free wing of their campaign known as the Clinton Foundation.
The other Russian “collusion” backfire was the revelation that Wikileaks was working with some Russian hackers when they released emails that clearly showed the Democratic National Committee was colluding with Hillary Clinton to cheat Bernie Sanders at every turn during the Democratic primary season.
So........it turns out the Russians may have interfered in the 2016 election by exposing the fact that the Clintons screwed Bernie. Of course none of this gets much press coverage because the press wants to get Trump not the Clintons.
The ApprenticeNow that this Russian scam is not working what is the “new” plan for the Democrats? First let’s identify what the new plan does not involve. Rest assured the new Democrat plan is not to offer policy proposals that have been proven to work. The Democrats entire policy existence for decades has been to keep defending nonsensical policies they have implemented and extended that DON’T WORK. And if you think about it, because Democrats have no ideas that actually work, they have not been particularly interested in actually grinding it out on the campaign trail. In 2016, Hillary seemed content with the frequent hurling of racist and sexist accusations against Trump. The idea of making her case that what Obama did was good, and doing so in the battleground states, never crossed her mind.
So what is the new plan? Are we finally going to talk about intelligent policies? Nope. The new plan is to talk about sex. Its a monkey see monkey do approach. After seeing one high profile Democrat after another get caught engaging in sexual misconduct (Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, John Conyers, and Al Franken) the new Democrat plan has become obvious. The Democrats decided last week to politically burn Conyers and Franken at the stake with no due process. And now that these two men have been convinced by other Democrats to resign in disgrace, Democrats are demanding that the contrived smears against Roy Moore and Donald Trump produce a Democrat Senator from Alabama and a White House resignation.
Now, it may well be that the people of Alabama won’t be able to see through what is surely a David Brock-orchestrated character assassination of Roy Moore. However, it is also a safe bet that Donald Trump won’t be falling for the latest Democrat con job.
It is a funny thing. All of this sexual misconduct has suddenly produced moral outrage on the part of Democrats. It is as if their moral compasses were buried inside a time capsule since the days when Bill Clinton served as Predator in Chief, only to be magically released when it has become politically useful to not call his victims “bimbos.”
Wow. That is some plan. What Democrats are doing now should really help America solve its problems.

Update on Trump's Jerusalem announcement

The Trump announcement that the U.S. was going to not just recognize that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel but formulate plans to move the U.S. Embassy there drew some sharp criticism from partisan Democrats. It is the latest round of hypocrisy that seems to know no boundaries. All you have to do to understand how stupid Democrats think people are is watch this video of president's Clinton, Bush, and Obama SAYING THE EXACT SAME THING about Israel and Jerusalem. This should be passed on.

David Brock is hanging journalists out to dry

© 2016 Jim Spence -  David Brock is the infamous smear merchant operative who was so brilliantly exposed by former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson in her blockbuster book and national bestseller, Smear. The book is a must read.
David Brock has been on a not so secret smear campaign against people like Donald Trump, Roy Moore, and all non-Democrats for several years. However, several missteps by Brock and his propagandists are now hanging faux journalists out to dry. Those being hung out to dry are disgracing themselves as advocates writing news stories. It is clear dozens if not hundreds of journalists are now marching to the commands and cynical manipulations of David Brock.
The evidence is mounting that all of the recent embarrassments suffered by Democrat-biased news outlets can be traced back to a January meeting where David Brock gathered more than one hundred ardent partisan Democrats at Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Florida. At the meeting, Brock revealed details of his plans to sabotage the Trump presidency. Unfortunately for Brock, the Washington Free Beacon had people in attendance at this "retreat" which revealed that Brock's four-year plan was to attack Trump and Republicans like Roy Moore every single day. The concerted effort was to involve Brock’s propaganda ministries: Media Matters, American Bridge, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and Shareblue. All of these organizations are funded by partisan Democrats and committed to using outrageous lies, innuendo, and other despicable smear tactics against people like Roy Moore.
The cornerstone of the Brock propaganda effort is known as a "digital attacker." This is code for his clandestine camp planting phony stories and phony polls on the internet every day. Brock’s minions then place hundreds of phone calls to higher ups at sympathetic print and television news outlets based in New York, Washington, L.A. and San Francisco. The Brock operatives ask gullible journalists to run with these bogus stories. Not always, but many times these fools actually do run with crap that any idiot would know was suspect. The Brock goal has been to undermine the legitimacy of Trump's presidency and damage Republicans like Roy Moore. Brock’s efforts literally partner with Democratic stronghold giants like Facebook to engineer the dissemination of leftist fake news.
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In recent weeks, the smear campaign against Roy Moore has been riddled with lies that are now unraveling. Just today Moore's dubious accuser made devastating admissions that should give prosecutors cause to consider throwing her and her "attorneys" in jail.
Make no mistake. There is no doubt that the smear merchants are behind this entire scam that targeted Moore just ahead of a crucial Senatorial election.
David Brock’s stooges at CNN also ran with a false story today. This story was regarding Wikileaks and Donald Trump Jr. Already a major reporting disaster, the CNN report has already been debunked as a scam. It will probably lead to the same sort of suspension without pay that was slapped on ABC News’ disgraced reporter Brian Ross. Ross was hung out to dry last week when he ran with a false anti-Trump story that sent the financial markets into a free fall and was later retracted. Again there can be little doubt that a Brock operative put a willing Ross up to it.
Americans don’t trust the media because they know that the lowest forms of humanity, people like David Brock are manipulating what was once a free American press. Journalists are now turning their industry into one that appears to be run by naïve children instead truth seeking professionals. But then again, perhaps comparing them in this way is grossly unfair to all naïve children.


Rich: Obama compares Trump to Hitler

© 2016 Jim SpenceOnly in America can a former president and ardent national socialist (Barack Obama)  launch into a disturbing rant and compare his successor (Donald Trump) to Adolf Hitler. Obama essentially asserted that Americans need to vote for Democrats lest millions of people would be killed. Nobody is quite sure what these people might die of.
What is going on here? Maybe Obama has unpacked his old pot bong and gotten hold of some bad weed lately?
Obama’s stage for the Hitler reference was an Economic Club of Chicago event on Tuesday night. Does Chicago still have an economy?
Amazingly, for everyone else it is pretty much taboo to compare anyone to the worst mass murderer in history (Hitler). And of course you will never see the media conceding that Hitler was in fact a socialist too. As is usually the case when Obama talks while his head is embedded in his rectum, the mainstream media did not report on his latest outrageous comments.
It does seems that Mr. Obama, an avowed globalist, revealed that he has a real problem with the, “Nativist mistrust and unease” he sees out there among the little people. Clueless, Obama does not realize he actually spawned the mistrust and unease when for eight years he opened the U.S. borders and turned the FBI, IRS, EPA, DOJ, and U.S. intelligence gathering agencies into his own private police force.
It should be pointed out that Mr. Obama himself provided an enormous boost to Trump and helped him win the election last year by INSISTING that the 2016 presidential race was a referendum on Obama's policies. Apparently he has never been told how much he is despised by working people.
On Tuesday night, Obama also suggested that the U.S. has survived "tough times" in the past and will do so again. Apparently Obama has not been watching consumer confidence measures surge to historic heights under Trump.
It is the same old Obama. Never short on asinine lectures the socialist suggested that, “The danger is “growing complacent.” This comes from the man who lost in federal courts more than any other president in history for attempting an endless array of totalitarian-like efforts to circumvent the U.S. Constitution.
“We have to tend to this garden of democracy or else things could fall apart quickly,” Obama warned. Actually what is going on is America right now is we are trying desperately to reverse the "falling apart" that Obama ushered in during his eight ultra-dictatorial years as president.
Der Fuhrer CardConsider this statement by Obama on Tuesday, “That’s what happened in Germany in the 1930s, which despite the democracy of the Weimar Republic and centuries of high-level cultural and scientific achievements, Adolph Hitler rose to dominate. “Sixty million people died. . . .So, you’ve got to pay attention. And vote.”
It is pretty ironic that during the week when Donald Trump stood more firmly behind the 7.5 million Jews living in Israel than any president in U.S. history, that Obama, the man who turned his back on the Democratically elected Israelis, in favor of the Muslim dictatorships in the region, that he would use Trump’s name in the same sentence as Hitler.
But then again, remember that the Obamas attended the Jew-hating church of Jeremiah Wright for sixteen years. Here is a sample of the sorts of things Wright preached to the Obamas and the rest of the "flock:"

"Them Jews aren't going to let (Obama) talk to me. I told my baby daughter, that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck, or in eight years when he's out of office. ...They will not let him talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is."

Given Obama's deep relationship with a raving anti-Semitic jerk like Wright, it is the great scandal of our lifetime that a majority of Americans saw fit to give America’s most famous national socialist two terms in the White House.


Ignorance always comes with a price

© 2016 Jim Spence -  Pictures don't lie. There are tens of thousands of empty seats in virtually every NFL stadium every week. Television ratings are plummeting. However, it is only after you read a few news articles on this topic, many written by clueless journalists, that you begin to understand all of the pieces that make up the black self-sabotage puzzle. In the NFL, black self-sabotage gets an assist from white liberal progressives like Commissioner Roger Goodell and his stooge, Democrat Joe Lockhart. These men, and many others like them, have been allowing naïve millionaire black athletes to engage in anti-American antics on the job. Yes, they have allowed these naive players to do these things right in front of pro-American paying customers. One would think that most players could connect the dots on their own and project what is going to happen when they trash America. However, these players cannot connect the dots. How can they be so dumb? It is easy. When critical thinking is neither encouraged nor taught in public schools kids are not just ignorant, they are dumb too.
Understanding black self-sabotage in the NFL begins with a failing public education system, controlled by the Democrat’s strongest constituency, the National Education Association. Politically, the failing public education system is propped up by blacks, who vote for Democrats 90+ percent of the time. Amazingly, rather than teach inner city children to read, write, and do mathematics, the NEA insures that most classroom teachers spend their time indoctrinating children to parrot the Democrat's victim-oriented line of thinking. Kids emerge having been taught to embrace their victim-hood.
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Walter Williams
The statistics on the failure of our public education system are daunting. This data comes courtesy of retired James Mason professor, Walter Williams. Let's use my home town of Baltimore, Maryland as an example. First it is important to remember that Baltimore’s public schools are not underfunded. Of the nation's 100 largest school systems, Baltimore schools rank third in spending per pupil. You would never know that after all the corruption. In 2016, in one third of Baltimore's 39 high schools, get this……..not a single student scored proficient on the state's mathematics exam. NOT A SINGLE STUDENT in thirteen high schools. Let that sink in for a moment. In six other high schools in Baltimore, only one percent of the entire student population tested out as being proficient in math. Sorry folks, this is not falling a bit short, this is colossal failure.
What about proficiency in English? Just 15 percent of Baltimore students passed the state's English test.
Know this. The Democrats have a stranglehold on both education funds and the entire education system in Baltimore. What are they doing about this ongoing travesty? The answer is simple. They do nothing except pretend they are doing their jobs. At one Baltimore high school last year diplomas were literally given away to a senior class in which 90 percent of the students tested out at the LOWEST POSSIBLE math score. Only one student came even close to being proficient. Still and sadly, one could see the naïve parents and family members applauding enthusiastically during the conferring of diplomas, despite the fact the entire “graduation” ceremony was a sham. Amazingly, some of the students actually received "achievement awards" and college scholarships.
The diplomas given to these kids asserted that they could function at a 12th-grade level. That is fraud. Most students who got a diploma could not function at a seventh- or eighth-grade level. As a matter of routine, public schools lie to themselves and their kids all over America.
Those in charge of this sham will never explain to the kids that these diplomas are fraudulent. They won’t tell them they will be unable to pass a civil service exam or do anything but flunk out if they go to college. They run a protection racket, not education facilities.
Astonishingly, the NAACP does not fight educational fraud, it promotes it. The NAACP is calling for a moratorium on charter schools despite the fact that charter schools are the only hope for black kids who are interested in learning.
Most freshly minted black NFL millionaires have emerged from our failed educational environments. Many of these young men, who are blessed with the athletic gifts necessary to compete at the highest levels, are so ignorant they can be conned into engaging in self-sabotage. Despite being paid millions, many NFL players can’t do basic math. Accordingly, it should come as no surprise these players cannot understand the dumb economics of running off customers and running off television audiences. They cannot see that they are going to severely diminish the revenue streams that fund their huge salaries.
Economics does not care about ignorance. Instead it simply prices ignorance into the equation. There are stunning ripple effects coming to the NFL and player salaries. Revenue estimates are going to plunge when it is time for television networks to bid for the rights to show these NFL games. As sure as night follows day, the value of the player’s long term contracts are going to shrink substantially. Yes, poorly educated NFL players are about to get their first ever lesson in economics. It is a lesson that most Democrats refuse to learn let alone teach. Teaching black kids something besides victim-hood has not occurred to them yet.