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Unemployment soars in Illinois after massive tax increase

Yet another chapter in the growing book of “How Liberals Are Economic Retards”.  At this rate, the book will never get finished, because these libtards never learn.  Details, with accompanying graph:

In a trend that continues to worsen, more Illinoisans found themselves unemployed in the month of July.

Illinois lost more jobs during the month of July than any other state in the nation, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report. After losing 7,200 jobs in June, Illinois lost an additional 24,900 non-farm payroll jobs in July. The report also said Illinois’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.5 percent. This marks the third consecutive month of increases in the unemployment rate.

Illinois started to create jobs as the national economy began to recover. But just when Illinois’s economy seemed to be turning around, lawmakers passed record tax increases in January of this year. Since then, Illinois’s employment numbers have done nothing but decline.

 

I’m sure it’s just a big ol’ coinkidink that passage of a 67% income tax hike marked the beginning of the huge layoffs, right?

August 25, 2011 Posted by | Chicago, economic ignorance, taxes | 2 Comments

NYT scared of Christian GOP candidates, not so much on the alleged “Christian” Obama

And no, I’m not saying I think B.O. is a Muslim.  I think it’s pretty clear that Barry O worships a deity that he holds to be much higher than God, Allah, or any other deity…and that deity is Barack Hussein Obama.

But here’s what I mean: while the NYT is giving a virtual full cavity search to all GOP candidates about their religious backgrounds, such a vetting of then-candidate Obama’s faith just didn’t happen.  Oh, sure, they did the obligatory “Obama went to Rev. Wright’s church” bit, but that was it.  But here’s what the head honcho at the Old Gray Hag is saying these days:

This year’s Republican primary season offers us an important opportunity to confront our scruples about the privacy of faith in public life — and to get over them. We have an unusually large number of candidates, including putative front-runners, who belong to churches that are mysterious or suspect to many Americans. Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are Mormons, a faith that many conservative Christians have been taught is a “cult” and that many others think is just weird. (Huntsman says he is not “overly religious.”) Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum are all affiliated with fervid subsets of evangelical Christianity, which has raised concerns about their respect for the separation of church and state, not to mention the separation of fact and fiction.

Notice that Keller thinks that it is WE Christians who must “get over” our “scruples about the privacy of faith in public life”?  Let that sink in.  We need to “get over” our scruples?  I guess when you’re a liberal and have no scruples (pardon the redundancy), then you think it’s automatic that everyone else is without scruples, too.

Also notice that Keller lets the mask slip: “not to mention the separation of fact and fiction”.  Because to liberals like Keller, belief in God is belief in fiction.  Funny,  because while Keller finds Santorum’s Catholic background to be a “fervid subset of evangelical Christianity”, Keller himself is an alleged Roman Catholic himself!  If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that Keller was a bit sloppy on his research here.  Yeah, I know, how crazy of me to think the MSM is lazy in doing its job!

Well, at least the NYT is consistent with its contempt for all faiths.  Hmm?  What’s that?  Oh, that’s right

Among a dreary Republican field, Herman Cain stands out for using religious bigotry to gain political traction for his presidential ambitions.

Mr. Cain, a former pizza executive, started a few months ago by telling a reporter that he would not be comfortable with a Muslim in his cabinet. During a televised debate last month, he said his discomfort was due to the intention of some Muslims “to kill us.”

To recap: Muslims are not crazy and are beyond questioning, but Christians are crazy and need to be thoroughly scourged questioned.  Got it.  Thanks for the clarification.

See, when you have conservative candidates that are seemingly genuine in practicing their Christian faith and don’t modify it to fit with politically correct orthodoxy, the NYT and the rest of their MSM ilk find such candidates to be disturbing.  But when you have a leftist who supposedly comes from the same religion as these conservatives, yet said leftist bastardizes and mutates that religion to be more politically correct, then the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) are absolutely cool with it.  It doesn’t matter that the God constructed by Obama and Keller doesn’t exist…just so long as they don’t have to look at people like me who worships the God that does exist.  Keller is cool with B.O. worshiping a false God, but he loathes Normal Americans who worship the true God.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

August 25, 2011 Posted by | Christianity, hypocrisy, Michelle Bachmann, Obama, political correctness, religion of peace, Rick Perry, Romney | 2 Comments