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Today's Message to Young Entrepreneurs: Get a Nice, Safe Government Job Instead
Human Events ^ | 02/03/2009 | Newt Gingrich

Posted on 02/04/2009 3:40:14 PM PST by redk

Imagine you are a young Bill Gates. You’re smart. You’re ambitious. You’re thinking about starting a business to put your talents to their best use for you and for society.

Then you turn on the television and see President Obama say that “now is not the time” for entrepreneurs to make profits and get bonuses.

You hear Vice President Joe Biden say of corporate CEOs: “I’d like to throw these guys in the brig.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; biggovernment; ceo; entrepreneur; entrepreneurs; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich; obama; privateenterprise; smallbusiness; vpbiden

1 posted on 02/04/2009 3:40:15 PM PST by redk
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To: redk


2 posted on 02/04/2009 3:40:56 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli now reads "Oil the the cannolis.")
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To: redk
In the area of “Young Entrepreneurs”, they damn sure better not go into alternative energy, people here want to tire and feather people over that.
3 posted on 02/04/2009 3:44:15 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: All

Mugabe, Obama, Chavez:
The “Financial Leaders” of Our Time?

4 posted on 02/04/2009 3:44:23 PM PST by Cindy
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To: redk

Pix of their mansions????? Their estimated net worth?

What tools.

“The evil that men do lives after them.
The good is oft’ interred with their bones.”

Juliet Caesar

5 posted on 02/04/2009 3:44:25 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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To: redk
Hussein had made it perfectly clear that the 'way to go' is a Federal Government job!!!

Growth in Federal employment is going to boom under a Hussein Administration--with the job security, pension and medical benefits that most in the private sector can only dream of!

6 posted on 02/04/2009 3:45:18 PM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now officially our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: redk

Comrades 0bama and Biden are certain to destroy the Capitalist scum and bring about the government workers paradise.

I hope this country produces another Ronald Reagan and fast.

7 posted on 02/04/2009 3:47:29 PM PST by A message
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To: redk

Except there will be no taxpayers to fund you. Oh, I forgot the Democrats don’t pay taxes.

9 posted on 02/04/2009 4:02:45 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: springtime4hillary

“I hope this country produces another Ronald Reagan and fast”

<<<I believe there are a few quality conservatives coming up thru the ranks—State House & Senate and US House. Palin and Paul Ryan come to mind, but there are others. Hopefully country can survive the onslaught of socialism till then :(

10 posted on 02/04/2009 4:02:57 PM PST by Freedom56v2
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To: redk

GOZPLAN will soon be hiring. They’re already looking for people to work in their management salary cap division.

11 posted on 02/04/2009 4:07:31 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: freekitty
Democrats don’t pay taxes

Taxes are for suckers like us.

12 posted on 02/04/2009 4:18:36 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: org.whodat
There's nothing wrong with alternative fuels, in fact ethanol has bee around long before gasoline became cheap and readily available, plus it's a clean, excellent fuel that's superior to gasoline over all. It just has to be used properly, none of this "flex fuel" blended fuel nonsense that doesn't take advantage of ethanol's properties. Engines have to be built differently to burn ethanol properly, compression ratios have to be much higher, and ignition timing, advance curves and rate of advance are much different that those of gasoline engines.

You can't burn gasoline in an engine built and tuned for ethanol. E85 is technically pure ethanol, the 15% gasoline is mixed in pure ethanol to make it unfit for consumption, it's the law.

However the government, in it's infinite stupidity, has come up with the hair-brained idea that the automakers should make "flex- fuel" cars, so that they could burn a range of ethanol blended fuel, up to E85.

Yes, with electronic ignitions today and fuel injection, A gasoline engine can be made to run reasonably well on ethanol, fuel pressure can be increased automatically to provide more fuel when sensors in the fuel line detect ethanol, and electronic ignition systems will automatically adjust the timing and advance curves so that the engine can take advantage of ethanols slower burning and much higher octane properties, but gasoline engines cannot increase their compression ratios, and that is why gasoline engines running on high ethanol bends or E85 get less gas mileage.

Take the same engine, rebuild it to increase the compression ratio's into the 18:1 range, and it will have twice the power as a gasoline version, and get better gas mileage.

With a little thinking, fuel mileage could be greatly improved in the same car if the auto makers could make a smaller engine designed to burn ethanol properly, and put it in that car instead of the larger gas burning engine.

The smaller engine could still have more horse power than the gasoline engine, and get much better fuel mileage, with much cleaner emissions. In fact it wouldn't need that expensive catalytic converter and other power robbing pollution control systems, lowering cost.

The problem is however, gasoline will not work at all in that engine. You cannot have "flex fuel" cars, only one or the other. So why noth have the option of ordering a car with an ethanol engine for people who live in those area's where ethanol is readily available?

Ethanol at blends of 10% and no more than 25% works perfectly fine in gasoline engines, in fact at those blends it improves gasoline's octane rating and therefore eliminates knocking, improving performance and gas mileage slightly, plus it eliminates the need to add gas line anti freeze in the winter as it will eliminate water from condensation from building up in your tank.

Blends any higher than 25% however decrease gas mileage, and will not run well in older cars incapable of detecting and adjusting fuel pressure and timing to burn it properly.

As far as ethanol being something that "takes away food" that is pure rubbish fabricated by the anti-ethanol crowd who just don't understand how ethanol is made and from what. Less than 1% of corn grown in this country is for human consumption, and the animal feed corn that ethanol IS made from is not digestible by the human body.

The starch from this feed corn is converted into sugars, and that is what is used to make ethanol and other products, Like syrup, which is used to sweeten all kinds of products, like pop, so you all can get fat and develop type 2 diabetes.

The protein and fiber isn't used, and goes on to be made into animal feed, so ethanol production does not take away from animal feed production either. In fact increasing ethanol production increases animal feed production.

The new ethanol plants are also much more advanced than their predecessors, enzymes and other biological agents are being developed so that ethanol can be produced from all kinds of other products, waste products from the timber industry, switch grasses, and other biomass. Plus it opens the door for development of other genetically engineered plants that could increase production efficiency.

The ethanol production industry is creating good jobs, not labor jobs, but professional jobs like engineers, biochemists, higher paying jobs that stay in America just like all the money made from the ethanol bought and burned in ethanol burning cars will.

Plus ethanol is a clean fuel, which is the fuel of choice for other devices such as fuel cells, so if you buy a Ballard fuel cell powered ford in 2012, you'll need a readily available supply of ethanol to refuel that as well.

And ethanol is reasonably cheap. It sells for 1.62 a gallon.

There is nothing wrong with alternative fuels, and we would be foolish not to develop our capacity and improve the technology to produce them.

The only problem is the way the government goes about encouraging it. "Tire" and feather them.

13 posted on 02/04/2009 5:25:05 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: stockstrader
"Growth in Federal employment is going to boom under a Hussein Administration--with the job security, pension and medical benefits that most in the private sector can only dream of! "

There's only one big problem with that Marxist daydream, Without a healthy private sector to tax, Federal employee will be poorly paid, (kinda like Russian soldiers who end up selling guns ammo, grenades, nuclear material)
But I guess they will forgo a paycheck and do it for the "fatherland", or "Obamaland". At the rate the private sector is failing and laying off, even existing government employees will soon be forgoing their paychecks, especially after Obama starts up the printing presses since there is no where for him to borrow the trillions he's spending.

Government employees with get their suit cases full of Obama Bucks, and they can go buy a half a loaf of bread with them like they do in Zimbabwe.

14 posted on 02/04/2009 5:41:53 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Don Corleone
Younguns should take notice:

15 posted on 02/04/2009 5:56:02 PM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. - One of General Abram's men)
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To: Nathan Zachary
True, but people here on on a thrill ride, if it's not oil and ceo’s don't get rich. the world is going to hell in a hand basket.
16 posted on 02/04/2009 6:21:47 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: redk; Lando Lincoln; neverdem; quidnunc; .cnI redruM; Valin; King Prout; SJackson; dennisw; ...
Newt Gingrich:

    Rent Seeking Capitalism:  The Growth of “Fusion Enterprise”

The danger is not simply that government will hobble private enterprise with regulation once it has become a stakeholder.

The greater danger is that the act of going into business in America will come to mean simultaneously going into the government lobbying business.  Future “entrepreneurs” will compete, not just for private capital, but for government investment to give them the edge over their competitors.

Former American Enterprise Institute President Chris DeMuth calls this “fusion enterprise” and warns that it’s catching on:

Already, the government-appointed chief executive of AIG is boasting to his customers and others that his firm is much better capitalized (that is, by Washington) than the mere private firms it competes with. Several of those rivals see the point and are lining up for their shares. We have no economic theory, and only fragmentary casual examples, to resist this halfway house between comprehensive socialism on the one hand and conventional regulation on the other …


    “He Who Does Not Work Does Not Eat”

Since the earliest American settlers at Jamestown in 1607 adopted Captain John Smith’s rule, “He who does not work does not eat,” America has thrived in a system of private enterprise and incentives for hard work and risk-taking.

Today, we are on the verge of repudiating 400 years of free market principle.  

And the irony is that the $900 billion big government, big bureaucracy, big politician stimulus package that is being passed in the name of speeding our economic recovery may make emerging from the economic downturn that much harder.

    What Began as an Economic Crisis is Becoming a Cultural Crisis

This crisis, which began as an economic crisis, is becoming a cultural crisis.  And the lessons being learned by young entrepreneurs are precisely the wrong ones.

We are teaching young Americans to ignore American history and look to government first.

We are teaching young Americans not to start businesses when small businesses are the engine of job creation.

We are teaching young Americans not to compete on the level playing field of the free market, but to seek to co-op government in the pursuit of profit.

In his inaugural speech, President Obama singled out the “the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things” as the source of American greatness.  Does President Obama mean what he says?  Or is this one more example of his moderate rhetoric not matching his liberal deeds?

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17 posted on 02/05/2009 10:32:50 AM PST by Tolik
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To: redk

Another term for this is Fascism.

18 posted on 02/05/2009 4:50:34 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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