I just returned from a business trip to Wichita, Kansas where I presented a paper at an Aerospace Manufacturing Conference. I also visited with some of our customers located in Kansas.
Archive for ◊ September, 2010 ◊
A great commentary from Victor Davis Hanson… an excerpt:
So we are reduced to the bizarre spectacle of a president of the United States, beginning his tenure with supermajorities in both houses of Congress and a 70% approval rating, now blaming conservatives that they are stopping the completion of his agenda that his party won’t defend and won’t run on — while the architects of his economic policies have left town ahead of the proverbial posse. Obama made us do it!
We know there is only one way to restart the economy and spur private enterprise to begin hiring: remove uncertainty and win trust.
That would mean to spell out exactly what the income, payroll, inheritance, and health care tax rates will be. Repeal ObamaCare and its feared drag on employers; stop all the new programs and instead prune red-tape; enact targeted tax cuts for employers coupled with reductions in federal spending; offer a five-year plan to achieve budget surpluses; bring into administration financial policy-making business people and expel academics; quit the psychological harassment of “boot on the neck” slurs, limb-lopping surgeons, and greedy businesses, and stop the presidential “at some point you’ve made enough money” editorializing. Do all that — and Obama cannot and will not — and employers will start taking risks, hiring, and buying.
This video shows animals in the wild kingdom protecting their children from predators. The video is inspiring, but more importantly it made me think of my wife and her protective instincts…
They sometimes refer to protective parents as “helicopter” mothers. If that’s the case, my wife would be a squadron of B-2’s supported by a wing of F-22s. You don’t mess with Missy’s kids…
I always tell my sons: “there will never be anybody in your life that loves you as unconditionally as your mother”.
This chart, courtesy of American Thinker, depicts the situation very well. You’ll complain about the cost of health care… until you start paying to have two kids in college.
If you value fact-based observations, this is an interesting site. Over the past year, this gentlemen has created graphs to analyze trends based on publicly-available data:
If you want to read a summary of his worldview based on creating a graph-a-day for 365 days, check out this link: