CAFE du Michigan Workers

While fewer and fewer folks are able to retain jobs in this paradise of paradises, the elite trudge on to create “more of the same…” or perhaps not?  Don’t hold your breath folks, and DON’T let those Senators out of your “sights” for one minute, as they will bolt for the proverbial “back door border” of politics (read: “this will sting a little” ) the minute you turn your head to cough..

Michigan’s “Middle class” now has sampled the sweet and edible delight that is charity.   While congress proceeds to destroy what is left of our economy, they most certainly wouldn’t want to leave Michigan workers, those middle class heroes that have BUILT this country out of their process.  For without the loss of our manufacturing, the Cloward-Pliven Strategy of “takeover” could only be less than complete!

As the Wall Street Journal reports:

Michigan has long struggled with poverty and unemployment in its urban areas. But the spread of financial hardship has been jarring for a region where the manufacturing-based economy once provided for high wages and comfortable middle-class lifestyles.

They point out the pantries are serving folks who once donated to the food banks themselves..

These very same middle class workers have been providers to the shelters, food banks, and other outreach groups for sometime.  For much of the poverty support community, they have made the life and death differences for many years, and now must ride the same cart, pulled by fewer mules.

The “must know” questions of the day is/are why?

Why would a legislative body vote to advance job killing measures such as the “Cap & Trade” bill passed recently all the while looking at higher costs that are clearly known at this time?

Why would our governor not call for a halt to such measures.  Measures which do more damage to Michigan with a higher percentage of manufacturing jobs than most states?

Why would we allow our leadership to enact laws which are unread, unstudied, unknown to us or even them?

Why would the Media, which in the past has touted its bell ringing alarmist activity, not make the connection of enacted law to the effect it bears?

Why do we allow it.. any of it.. at all?

Questions, ALWAYS have answers.  Sometimes however, those answers are not what we want to hear, see, or know.  The idea that randomness is always in play can be somewhat comforting to a mind not ready to realize the depth to which our “leadership” will descend in order to secure a more defined future for themselves.

Michigan may only see the victims, the survivors, or the players who assemble picking up the pieces of what was once the most robust economy in the nation. But can it see the direction from which the damage came from?  Are the people as a whole ready to face the reality that government, both State and Federal is not currently our friend, it provides little but an excuse to remain destitute and dependent.

It is time to END Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandates.

It is time to THROW OUT All “climate change” initiatives.

It is time to ELIMINATE DEPENDENCE on foreign fossil fuels by growing our exploration here.

It is time to ELIMINATE broad cradle to grave protections offered by our federal and state governments.

It is time to STOP FEEDING the beast of debt which now threatens to consume our economy, the beast that turns all of our efforts, into those done in vain.

Doing so will return us rapidly to a point where we can manage the needs of our impoverished on a local accountable level more easily.  It will limit the effect of the chicken little craziness which has gripped the nation through poor scientific understanding. It will allow us to return to a state of competitiveness in the world, and keep our workers productive.

It will allow us to see once again the true meaning of liberty, prosperity, and self reliance.

3 comments for “CAFE du Michigan Workers

  1. July 12, 2009 at 6:21 am

    “It is time to END Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandates.”

    IMO- Its time to remove the exemptions and loopholes if you want a petro based engine.

    It is time to THROW OUT All “climate change” initiatives.

    IMO- If expansion and growth is at the expense of the environment then no. If wacky psuedo-science then yes. Dumping poison into the air/water makes no sense to me.

    It is time to ELIMINATE DEPENDENCE on foreign fossil fuels by growing our exploration here.

    IMO- Forget drill, baby, drill. Switch to alcohol based fuels, and not corn which is only being touted as a kickback to agro-bizness concerns. Real production using crops that have serious capabilities to produce alcohol. Sugar beets, hemp, cattails, and other plants way out-produce corn.

    It is time to ELIMINATE broad cradle to grave protections offered by our federal and state governments.

    IMO- Totally agree especially for elected positions, it was “civic duty” to be elected to serve not golden parachutes. I would also adjust gov’t. positions, if you cannot balance your budget, no retirement, limited health benefits for the next year till it balances. Just like private enterprises face.

    It is time to STOP FEEDING the beast of debt which now threatens to consume our economy, the beast that turns all of our efforts, into those done in vain.

    IMO- states need to develop their own currency tied to the wealth of the state. Say no thanks to federal dollars.

    Your comment box is soooooo small , hard to type in.

    Bear

    • jgillman
      July 12, 2009 at 9:22 am

      1. On the loopholes.. remove government entirely except that which has a real effect relative to others. In other words get govt out of the face of manufacturing except where it has a REAL impact such as pollution, or other readily apparent negatives.

      2. Climate change has happened for millions of years. This is not a call to end regulation on REAL polluting. Wealthier civilizations tend to protect their environment better as a rule.

      3. Drill baby Drill. I understand there are other “preferred” sources. If it has an impact on the food supply I wouldn’t want it used. Switch Grass (which you didn’t mention) for example is said to “travel”and can take over food producing land. Then there are other effects which are sometimes not seen when “Grown sources” are used, like turning whole areas of land into unusable plots for any purpose. Perhaps a balance, but drilling here MUST be on the table. We have under the great lakes alone, a KNOWN supply with enough natural gas for more than 100 years of current use. The Shale formations (Dakota and Canada) enough for 60 years, then there are outer shelf supplies, and Alaska.

      Technology for alternatives may not be “spurred” by NEED, but companies which are flush with cash have vibrant research and development departments. The best way to proceed is to let the natural market forces work, perhaps impose an “outbound” tariff on domestic fuels (though I haven’t thought that through completely yet) to keep the maximum benefit at home, and rewarding the source locations.

      4. An interesting take on currency.. Nothing wrong with throwing out a new and unexpected idea..

      5. The box.. yeah.. still working on a wider format set up too.. expect a change soon.

      Thanks for commenting.

  2. November 6, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    The Government and Unions go hand in hand and have caused a lot of the mess we see today. Wait…let me say that again, they have caused ALL the mess we see today.

    Get rid of both of them and the United States can be great again.

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