And we’re back

by Alex Ritz on April 20, 2012

After a 25 month vacation, the Ritz man is back behind the mic to spew forth truth, justice and the American Dream….in other words, all the stuff the liberals hate.
Welcome him back with notes of adoration and love…ritz@ritzreport.com

And away we go……wheeeeeeeeee

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Thursday March 11, 2010

by Alex Ritz on March 11, 2010

Topics:
Ban on Salt?
Tiger Woods Girlfriend wins Miss Adultery pageant – wins 75k
Nancy Pelosi makes up the rules as she goes
Rove on Reconciliation
Greeks protest govt cuts

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Monday March 8, 2010

by Alex Ritz on March 8, 2010

Topics:
Democrats imploding – fun to watch
The end of Barack Obama

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Paul Krugman makes my head hurt

by Alex Ritz on March 5, 2010

Paul Krugman is a menace to society. This man, for those who may not know, writes Op-Ed columns for the New York Times. I know what you’re saying already….it’s the New York Times, what do you expect? I always expect too much I guess.

In his column today titled Senator Bunning’s Universe, Mr Krugman writes:

What I want to focus on right now, however, is the incredible gap that has opened up between the parties. Today, Democrats and Republicans live in different universes, both intellectually and morally.

hmmm…Mr Krugman is a big, scratch that, huge lib. That being the case I would assume that he is also a big pro-abort guy…and he is about to discuss morality?

Take the question of helping the unemployed in the middle of a deep slump. What Democrats believe is what textbook economics says: that when the economy is deeply depressed, extending unemployment benefits not only helps those in need, it also reduces unemployment. That’s because the economy’s problem right now is lack of sufficient demand, and cash-strapped unemployed workers are likely to spend their benefits. In fact, the Congressional Budget Office says that aid to the unemployed is one of the most effective forms of economic stimulus, as measured by jobs created per dollar of outlay.

Mr Krugman apparently has not seen the reams of data proving that when you subsidize an activity, you get more of it. This rule hold true for unemployment as well. When unemployment benefits are extended, you get more unemployment for a longer period of time. According to the Wall Street Journal:

Studies in the Monthly Labor Review have shown that those who have supposedly been “unable to find a job” in 26 weeks miraculously find one within a few weeks after their benefits run out. They either quit waiting to be rehired in cyclical industries, or accepted second-best jobs that required, for example, moving to a new city.

The truth is a refreshing thing….and, more often than not, it makes sense.

He then attempts to justify his statement by quoting the “non partisian” CBO. Would that be the same CBO that, when Medicaid was introduced, said it would cost THRITY SEVEN times less than it actually costs today? All politicians on both sides of the isle should stop quoting this bunch. They are simply wrong far too often to be trusted.

He then states that this same CBO says that “unemployment aid is one of the MOST effective forms of economic stimulus, as measured by jobs created per dollar of outlay.” If that’s is indeed a true statement, higher unemployment would mean more jobs created….does your head hurt too?

But that’s not how Republicans see it. Here’s what Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, had to say when defending Mr. Bunning’s position (although not joining his blockade): unemployment relief “doesn’t create new jobs. In fact, if anything, continuing to pay people unemployment compensation is a disincentive for them to seek new work.”

In Mr. Kyl’s view, then, what we really need to worry about right now — with more than five unemployed workers for every job opening, and long-term unemployment at its highest level since the Great Depression — is whether we’re reducing the incentive of the unemployed to find jobs. To me, that’s a bizarre point of view — but then, I don’t live in Mr. Kyl’s universe.

What Mr Krugman knows, of course, is that Mr Kyl would like to see policies from this Administration and Congress that would provide a clear road ahead for businesses. Some stability. Jobs will not return in a big way until businesses know the rules in regard to ObamaCare, Cap and Tax, EPA regulations, tax increases, etc. These factors are in flux…businesses hate flux. They want stability so they can forecast their fixed costs. The current environment is simply hostile toward private business. All the unemployment extensions in the world aren’t gong to change that fact.

Continuing to dissect the entire piece would be more of the same. I think you get the point. Mr Krugman is either being disingenuous or is just plain uninformed. The fact that any organization gives him space, ink and a paycheck speaks volumes to how far the press has fallen in this country.

Anyone have any Advil?

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Friday March 5, 2010

by Alex Ritz on March 5, 2010

Topics:
Unemployment rate
– Obama and his qualifications for Prez
– WH now ignoring press to avoid questioning
Climate Scientists ready to go on offensive
Chris Christie and the truth for NJ
$15 billion jobs bill? if spending creates so many jobs, why so small?

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Wednesday March 3, 2010

by Alex Ritz on March 3, 2010

Topics:
Charlie Rangle steps aside
7 buck a gallon gas is needed
Ford surpasses GM in sales….duh
NYTimes Thomas Friedman: leading the obvious parade

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Monday March 1, 2010

by Alex Ritz on March 1, 2010

Topics:
Is Obama a smoking lush?
Economy improving
Americans reliance on govt hits high
– Health Care summit
Reasons to dislike Long Island

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Health Care Summit: The latest Obama farce

by Alex Ritz on February 24, 2010

The Republicans are in a bad spot. They have agreed to attend this health care summit farce tomorrow where they will be used for the “photo op” and subsequently cast aside. The libs already have 2 bills and Obama’s outline and they have stated repeatedly that they will not scrap their plans, they just want to convince Republicans to come to their side. This is a show and the Republicans have foolishly let themselves be painted into this corner.
From The Plum Line:

At a private meeting today, top Democrats settled on a strategy for tomorrow’s summit: They will strive to project a strong sense that they’re in listening mode, even as they make it clear that under no circumstances will they scrap their plans and start again, sources say.

Top Dems also agreed to make a concerted effort to highlight Republican ideas that are already in Obama’s bill, in order to disarm GOP charges that Dems aren’t serious about compromise, the sources add.

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the other Congressional Dems attending the meeting gathered today behind closed doors to chart their plan for tomorrow. Attendees agreed on the need to strike a balance between projecting openness to GOP ideas, while leaving no doubt that if Republicans don’t compromise, Dems will move forward.

“The consensus that was arrived at is that we have to be in listening mode,” one senior Dem aide familiar with the meeting tells me. “We will say, `We are listening to your ideas, we have been and we’ll continue to do so. But at some point, if you are not gonna be willing to vote for this, we have to move forward.’”

Dems at the meeting agreed that a good way to strike this balance is to aggressively highlight Republican ideas already in Obama’s proposal. Among them: Personal responsibility incentives, medical liability reform through grants to States, and measures to combat waste, fraud, and abuse.

“We’re going to stress that there’s already agreement here,” the aide says.

Also: Dems at the meeting agreed that they must strike a “calm” but “firm” tone when pushing back on GOP demands that they scrap the bill and when rebutting GOP charges that the Dem plan is a government takeover.

So the plan is to listen to the Republicans, get that on film and then when there is no agreement, run the film of the “reasonable” libs listening to Republicans and just say “hey, we listened to every idea the Republicans had and they still don’t want to work with us.” That is exactly where this farce is going to lead. Starting Friday, the Libs will start the reconciliation process in the Senate.

For the Republicans to come out on top in this mess is going to be difficult. Essentially, they need to co-opt the meeting and clearly outline free market solutions to the health care problems and how those solutions will effect all Americans. That’s a tall order considering that this is not their meeting to run.

It’s going to be interesting to watch.

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Wednesday February 24, 2010

by Alex Ritz on February 24, 2010

Topics:
Home sales down?? no way!
Russia will not back sanctions on Iran
Women on subs and dont ask dont tell
Federal govt workers are living like kings
Teachers fired after refusing to work for an extra 25 minutes
Democrats and investment capital – not aware of each other

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Fantastic News: All Teachers Fired

by Alex Ritz on February 22, 2010

This is the best news I’ve heard all day. With all the nonsense going on in Washington these days sometimes you need a little good news and here it is.
From Business Insider:

A school superintendent in Rhode Island is trying to fix an abysmally bad school system.
Her plan calls for teachers at a local high school to work 25 minutes longer per day, each lunch with students once in a while, and help with tutoring. The teachers’ union has refused to accept these apparently onerous demands.

The teachers at the high school make $70,000-$78,000, as compared to a median income in the town of $22,000. This exemplifies a nationwide trend in which public sector workers make far more than their private-sector counterparts (with better benefits).

The school superintendent has responded to the union’s stubbornness by firing every teacher and administrator at the school.

I applaud this superintendent. This is exactly what needs to happen with these public sector unions. The administrators need to break their backs. Its clear from the details of this story that these so-called teachers have no interest in actually doing what the taxpayers pay them to do: teach the students. So they were shown the door. Bravo!

I hope this is the beginning of a trend. The American people need to stand by the folks brave enough to take on the unions.

It’s time to go to the mattresses!

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