Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 19, 2017
Politicians are generally a slippery bunch. While initially they may enter the field to improve cities, states or the federal government, they are often corrupted by the lure of reelection and the power and money that flow from it.
Prior to modern digital media, changing and ridiculous politicians’ statements were often lost in time. Now, with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., a politician’s statements are memorialized forever. This brings about a daily litany of political doubletalk, lies and/or stupid statements in clear view.
This week we can thank Congresswoman Maxine Waters for the entertainment within a two minute interview on MSNBC, as included in the video below. First, Waters confirms that she called for impeachment of President Trump. Then, almost immediately said: “I have not called for impeachment.” Ms. Waters’ flip-flop would be comical if one could forget that she is involved in writing the Country’s laws.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 2, 2013
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Democrat from California, spoke for a group of congressional women on sequestration. It was a sad example of just how ignorant our Washington politicians are.
Typical of the Left’s sky is falling claims concerning sequestration, she ran off a litany of negative consequences, especially focused on women, single mothers and the poor. For this group, she said: “All of the gains we have made will be lost through sequestration.” Well Ms. Waters, given the sad plight single mothers and the poor in this country, with friends like you who needs enemies.
In a demonstration of Ms. Waters’ ignorance and how bogus the Left’s claims are she said in the video below: “If sequestration takes place, that’s going to be a great setback. We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to cause these job losses — over 170 million jobs that could be lost”. This is a remarkable claim given that there are only about 130 million working people in the United States. Even scarier, Waters is the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee. Just imagine if Sarah Palin or any woman on the Right had made such a stupid statement.
Sequestration involves only $85 billion in cuts for a federal budget that is over $3 trillion. Give such a trivial requirement to anyone who has run a business and the problem would be resolved in a matter of hours. The fact that in over a year the government has not been able to reach a resolution is proof of just how dysfunctional it is. Given their inability to govern, radical actions to attack Washington’s spending problem including sequestration are required.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 30, 2010
Showing arrogance and a lack of understanding of unintended consequences, the Obama Administration five months ago imposed a moratorium prohibiting deepwater drilling in American waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Add to this a longstanding federal law banning drilling near the coast of Florida and we have effective stopped drilling for oil and gas in the southeastern waters off the United States. Well, not exactly. All we have done is stopped drilling in American-controlled territory.
Next year a Spanish company will begin drilling wells 50 miles from the Florida Keys in Cuban sovereign waters. This will not only move jobs and money from the United States to Cuba, but also increase the risk of environmental damage in the future since Cuba and its partners do not have the safety rules or resources that drillers in the United States have access to.
It is ironic that our socialist brothers in Cuba need to teach us some rules about supply and demand.
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