March 6, 2010

TIB Radio Is On

Filed under: News from Other Sites — Tom @ 6:13 pm

We will be interviewing Sandy O’Brien, candidate for Ohio Secretary of State, during the 8 o’clock hour.

The link is here.

Latest Pajamas Media Post (‘Should the ‘Smarties’ Really Be Put in Charge of Health Care?’) Is Up

NoObamaCare0809It’s here.

It will appear on Monday morning here at BizzyBlog (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires under the column title I submitted — “Ruining a Country for Smarties.”

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Left on the cutting room floor:

The column noted the status of Social Security’s demographic time bomb a little over a year ago:

… at the end of 2008 there were less than 2.6 employed workers for each Social Security beneficiary (143.3 million divided by 55.8 million).

Extended another decimal point, the worker-to-beneficiary ratio was 2.56.

That was only halfway into the recession As Normal People Define It, which began in the third quarter of 2008 and endured until the second quarter of 2009.

As of January of this year, the ratio is now below 2.4:

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that we were down to 138.3 million workers in January.
  • Meanwhile, ” the POR (Pelosi-Obama-Reid) Economy has caused a spike in the number of Americans putting in applications for benefits. A Forbes columnist reported that in fiscal 2009, ended Sept. 30, new applications for benefits increased by 22% to nearly 2.6 million (vs. an anticipated 15% increase).” Social Security’s web site tells us that there were 57.78 million beneficiaries at the end of January.
  • 138.3 divided by 57.78 is 2.39.

That’s a really serious decay of 6.6% (.17 reduction in the ratio divided by 2.56) in the demographic imbalance in barely more than a year.

That ratio will continue to decline for at least another year. The administration’s prediction (overoptimistic, based on what’s really happening) of about 1.14 million new jobs (i.e., 95,000 a month) may not even offset the increase in the number of new Social Security beneficiaries.

This is unsustainable. (Thanks, smarties.)

As is Medicare. (Thanks again, guys and gals.)

As are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (Y’know, the mortgage business wasn’t that tough until y’all trashed it.)

As ObamaCare will be — which is why it must be stopped.

Positivity: Pam Tebow Shares Story at Pregnancy Center Event

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 6:55 am

tebo11From Atlanta, GA, via the indispensable LifeNews.com (previous related posts are herehere, here, and here):

March 3, 2010

Pam Tebow, the celebrated mother of college football superstar Tim Tebow, shared the story of her decision against an abortion as the guest speaker at the Save A Life Ministries annual banquet. Tebow’s appearance at the central Georgia event is a prelude to her speaking at two other pro-life events.

Pam Tebow received a warm reception from the crowd, though she warned them the red suit she wore didn’t mean she had switched her allegiance from the Florida Gators to the Georgia Bulldogs.

Tebow showed the crowd the well-received Super Bowl ads Focus on the Family ran featuring her and her son and introducing their story to more than 106 million viewers.

She recounted how a reporter first broke the story of her decision not to have an abortion during an interview during the 2007 Heisman Trophy ceremony that put her decision in the spotlight.

Tebow said the reporter “chose those few seconds of testimony that said that I did not abort my son, and it aired on the Heisman. And that is a God story, and after that, God began to give us a platform to speak on behalf of life.”

“God was so gracious,” she said. “I didn’t have to give up my life, and he didn’t take the life of my son.”

More than 1,000 people showed up for the pregnancy center’s event.

Pam entered into a coma after she contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in a contaminated food or drink. The treatment for the medical condition would require strong medications that doctors told Pam had caused irreversible damage to Tim — so they advised her to have an abortion.

She decided against it and now a Focus on the Family ad has generated national attention.

Tebow will also speak at other pro-life events this month and in April. …

Go here for the rest of the story.