Disability Numbers Increase
July 20, 2012 by Chip Wood
A flood of disabled workers. Here’s a statistic that should worry every taxpayer in America. While the economy has created 2.6 million new jobs since June 2009, in the same period an astounding 3.1 million people have been granted disability benefits. In other words, the number of newly disabled workers is growing 19 percent faster than the number of new jobs in this country.
Some good news on the unemployment front. Here’s something that should give aid and comfort to every conservative — and bug the heck out of Democrats. In the 2010 elections, Republicans won Governorships in 17 States. Every one of those States saw their unemployment rate drop since January 2011.
This UN-sponsored treaty is dead for now. Two more Republican Senators have told Majority Leader Harry Reid that they plan to vote against ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty because it infringes too much on U.S. sovereignty. The announcement by Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) means the treaty won’t win the approval of two-thirds of the Senate. That’s enough to make the measure dead in the water this year. But don’t expect the New World Order types to stop promoting it.
A coffeemaker in your car? Fiat has proudly announced that it will be the first car company to have an espresso maker built into a production automobile. Yes, beginning next year, you’ll be able to order the Fiat 500L, a four-door sedan, with a Lavazza coffeemaker already installed. Does anyone think brewing a cup of joe could be a bit of a distraction as you’re racing down the autobahn?