Shout out to the brave souls who have stayed behind trying to stop the reactors from melting down~
Update 3/16/11: As we have all feared, Obama’s dithering and the vacuum of leadership in the world that results has allowed Qadaffi to launch what his troops have announced will be the ‘cleansing’ of Benghazi.
…A sample quote via the Journal from a Libyan man who had to flee Ajdabiya with his kids when Qaddafi’s goons rolled into town: “Tell Obama I’m pleading with him—launch just one airstrike here. Prove that Gadhafi was wrong when he said that America only cares about business interests, not human rights.”
Continues after the break:
New Obama motto: If at first you don’t succeed, spend, spend again. Wants *ANOTHER* $50B in bailouts…
Lesson from the massive MISSPENT stimulus not learned. The states didn’t tighten their belts and now they are out of money again.
From Jackie Calmes and Sheryl Gay Stolberg at the NY Times: Obama Presses for Aid to Cities and States
President Obama on Saturday implored Congress to provide more aid to states and cities to blunt “the devastating economic impact of budget cuts” by local governments that imperil the jobs of teachers, the police, firefighters and other public employees.
In a letter to Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders, Mr. Obama said the “mounting employment crisis” in the states “could set back the pace of our economic recovery.” … education secretary, Arne Duncan, has said that without federal aid, up to 300,000 fewer teachers would be in classrooms this fall …
We the people have been IMPLORING Congress to STOP SPENDING for over a year now…
The INCREASE in Medicaid enrollment was UNAFFORDABLE. But in AZ when we tried to ROLL BACK our Medicaid enrollment we were told we will LOSE the FED $ if we do.
This $50B bailout Obama wants represents those same federal dollars, the ones that *aren’t THERE!* Let them vote it down and we can cut the enrollment and start getting back on a sustainable path….
PS in AZ apparently kids of illegal immigrants are dropping out of our overpopulated, bursting with English as a Second Language classes (which courts mandate we fund).
So IOW, less kids right? So we can afford less teachers….keep your money D.C. you’re gonna need it, cuz NO WAY, NO HOW, NO VAT.
…• Mesa Public Schools, the state’s largest unified district, has 67,749 students, and Latino students make up 37.5 percent. It anticipates a decrease of 1,500 students, similar to losses over the past four years. It blames a combination of new immigration laws, including SB 1070, and the recession.
• Paradise Valley Unified District in Phoenix, where nearly a quarter of its 33,431 students are Latino, hasn’t seen a large drop in total enrollment.
“A lot of our students go to Mexico for the summer, and we’re speculating they may not come back,” spokeswoman Judi Willis said. “But we don’t know.”
• Enrollment at Glendale Union High School District, where about half of its 14,940 students are Latino, has held steady, but the number of students signing up for English-language summer school has fallen. High-school districts are less likely to feel the loss because older kids are more likely to stay behind with friends and relatives, said Craig Pletenik, spokesman for Phoenix Union High School, where more than three-fourths of the district’s 25,083 students are Latino. “Our kids are older, and closer to the educational finish line.” The district hasn’t seen a dip in enrollment….
AZ already voted to raise our sales taxes ‘temporarily’, lol, to help Gov Brewer fill the massive hole Napolitano left. Let the states work these matters out for themselves, the way we families do when things are tight. Sorry Unions, we are NOT reimbursing you for the millions you spend in electioneering.
PS Sheriff Joe is still out ENFORCING THE LAWS OF AZ. Betcha the next stat we see drop will be AZ UE rate as AZ Teens find jobs now that they are available to them…
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s deputies on Saturday served search warrants on two Sizzler steak houses in Phoenix suspected of employing illegal immigrants.
According to a statement from Lt. Brian Lee, deputies arrested nine employees who they believe are using fraudulent identification to gain employment….
…Saturday’s arrests followed a year-long investigation into a tip from a former manager who claims he was fired by the restaurant for being unwilling to hire employees without proper identification, Lee said…
And more state laws are coming:
..We learned recently that state Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, will propose a law that would deny a birth certificate to any child born in Arizona to non-citizen parents.
Now, along with other legislators, Pearce says he will introduce a law requiring students who are here illegally to pay tuition or be kicked out of public schools.
“They shouldn’t be a burden,” Pearce recently told the Capitol Times. “You don’t have a right to be a non-resident of this state and take advantage of the taxpayers of this state.”…
The video of the interview we covered here. Everyone can see reality except the Democratic leadership. BUY A CLUE CRITTERS! No means No!