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When Thrift Stores Begin to Outnumber Retail and Grocery Stores…

Patriotic Duty

Just making a casual observation today, in my local community where 2 towns have a combined population of just over 41,000. These hardy citizens have 12+ thrift stores and 5 full service grocery stores (2 of which are Wal-Mart Super Stores) to shop within. Just under two years ago, these numbers were reversed.

Most recently a sixth full service grocery store converted into a huge Good Will. Was it really necessary? Yes, it was by the sheer numbers of shoppers in each store. The local department stores also have dead parking lots and few shoppers, but the shopping carts filled to the brim with pre-owned clothing and goods will be found at any of the local thrift stores. I would say there is no recovery and the recession aka depression is in full destructive mode. The White House and the Bogus POTUS can claim otherwise, but the facts are on full display, even to this casual observer. Take a look within your own community, notate what you see and remember this on Election Day in November. America’s future depends on “We the People” and our vote!

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Who Is Sheila Jackson Lee Trying to Tool? Texas Pay Attention!

How much did the Texas taxpayers pay to learn about the “Recovery” that is not happening? Check out this multi-color, tri-fold mailer that was paid for and mailed on the taxpayer dime!

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Look who the taxpayers in Texas paid for this:

Do you see it now? Allied Printing Trades Council Washington UNION LABEL. Nice, more money for unions! Haven’t they received enough from the Bogus POTUS?

According to Stimulus Watch 2.8 in Sheila Jackson Lee’s district 18 and most prominent city ~ that listed being Houston ~ we find:

Awards in Houston, Texas

Below are the stimulus contracts, grants, and loans in this city. You can click on an award to read (and add to) its description. You can also discuss the award and vote on whether you are satisfied with it or not. For a more local view, you can drill down to awards in a particular city. Just choose a city from the following list.

The total of cost of all the projects submitted by Houston is $546,322,245.77

Check out this blatant duplication:

Grant Security Enhancement Program $3,920,950 Houston TX 107 0
Grant American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Port Security Grant Program (ARRA PSGP) $3,920,950 Houston TX 107 0

Now there are 23 pages on Stimulus Watch devoted just to Houston and on those pages it shows 592 jobs have been generated, but upon further inspection they are ghost postings. Work/Projects, therefore jobs, have not begun. Where’s the money? Tied up in mailers to generate voter interest?

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10 Foot Drive or $1.00 Houses – Obama What Have You Done Lately to/for Detroit?

President Obama visits the Chrysler plant in Detroit

DetNewsVideo | July 30, 2010

Detroit — President Barack Obama today praised the revitalization of the auto industry as he got a first-hand look at Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs coming off an assembly line and even drove a Chevy Volt.

So Two Cheers for the Detroit Bailout should make everyone feel warm and fuzzy about Detroit’s 2 bailed out auto manufacturers? Why? Ford needed no help! A 10 foot drive in a Chevy Volt that has a starting purchase price of $41,000 and production of 10,000 for its first year of production is not something to be shouting and touting from the rooftops. More time in Obama’s speech was spent commending the lottery winners at the plant than the vehicle.

Bid4Assets tells a sad story about the recovery in the Detroit area. Just search the site in all home categories with the terms “Detroit, House“. Detroit has the ‘Lion’s Share‘ on the site, note especially the category with a $1 starting price and no reserve. Let’s not forget this event ~ Detroit Shrinks Itself, Historic Homes and All.

Checking http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/home.aspx validates the struggles with unemployment and lack of new jobs, on the whole, in Michigan. And the Stimulus Watch details another farce in jobs creation for Detroit.

DETROIT CAN YOU SAY THANK YOU MR. OBAMA FOR ALL THAT HELP?

Hat tip to Hubby!

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Obama Stumbles Into Michigan and Fumbles for Recognition… Meanwhile Stocks Tumble

Obama sure is working the Bogus POTUS slush fund…
Obama Defends Stimulus Grants to Electric-Car Battery Plants

“None of this would have been possible without the Recovery Act,” White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer told reporters on a conference call yesterday. He criticized Republican opposition to the $862 billion stimulus.

Hmm? I just can’t seem to locate this in the “$862 billion stimulus”, can you?

http://stimuluswatch.org/2.0/performance_places/city/MI/49424/holland

What an interesting company too – LG Chem, Ltd report and LG Chem, Ltd website.

Information located on Bloomberg Businessweek: http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?ticker=051910:KS

From the same linked page on Bloomberg Businessweek ~

LG Chem, Ltd. Receives Approval for 15-Year, 120-Acre Renaissance Zone in Holland for New Battery Plant
06/23/2010

LG Chem, Ltd. announced Gov. Jennifer Granholm has approved a 15-year, 120-acre renaissance zone in Holland for a new battery plant. It’s expected to create up to 300 jobs and generate $302 million in private investment. The company and its Compact Power Inc. will make battery cells for electric vehicles at the plant.

So when were the stimulus funds allotted and from where? hmm?
Michigan Moves To Become Center For Advanced Battery Production
So, just how was this in the stimulus way back when?

LG Chem, Ltd. has a Petrochemicals division? hmm?

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