Sunday, August 10, 2014

The surprising demographics of the Obama administration

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  • It's always interesting to see what sort of people a President wants to surround himself with. The following is a list of some of the most powerful politicians in the country. All were either nominated by President Obama and then confirmed by the United States Senate, or else were simply appointed to their positions without Senate approval by the President.
    Secretary of State: John Kerry - White non-Hispanic male of Jewish descent.
    Secretary of the Treasury: Jack Lew - White non-Hispanic male of Jewish descent.
    Secretary of Defense: Chuck Hagel - White non-Hispanic male.
    Attorney General: Eric Holder - Black non-Hispanic male.
    Secretary of the Interior: Sally Jewell - White non-Hispanic female.
    Secretary of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack - White non-Hispanic male.
    Secretary of Commerce: Penny Pritzker - White non-Hispanic female of Jewish descent.
    Secretary of Labor: Thomas Perez - Multiracial Hispanic male.
    Secretary of Health and Human Services: Sylvia Mathews Burwell - White non-Hispanic female.
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Julian Castro - Multiracial Hispanic male.
    Secretary of Transportation: Anthony Foxx - Black non-Hispanic male.
    Secretary of Energy: Ernest Moniz - White non-Hispanic male.
    Secretary of Education: Arne Duncan - White non-Hispanic male.
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Robert A. McDonald - White non-Hispanic male.
    Secretary of Homeland Security: Jeh Johnson - Black non-Hispanic male.
    White House Chief of Staff: Denis McDonough - White non-Hispanic male.
    Director of the Office of Management and Budget: Shaun Donovan - White non-Hispanic male.
    Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency: Gina McCarthy - White non-Hispanic female.
    United States Trade Representative: Michael Froman - White non-Hispanic male of Jewish descent.
    Ambassador to the United Nations: Samantha Power - White non-Hispanic female.
    Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: Jason Furman - White non-Hispanic male of Jewish descent.
    Administrator of the Small Business Administration: Maria Contreras-Sweet - White Hispanic female.
    Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Melissa Rogers - White non-Hispanic female.
    Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy: Douglas M. Brooks - Black non-Hispanic male.
    Federal Chief Information Officer of the United States: Steven VanRoekel - White non-Hispanic male.
    White House Counsel: Warren Neil Eggleston - White non-Hispanic male.
    Surgeon General of the United States: Boris Lushniak - White non-Hispanic male.
    Administrator of NASA: Charles Bolden - Black non-Hispanic male.
    Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy: John Holdren - White non-Hispanic male.
    Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Richard Cordray - White non-Hispanic male.
    United States National Security Advisor: Susan Rice - Black non-Hispanic female.
    Senior Advisor to the President of the United States: Valerie Jarrett - Black non-Hispanic female.
    White House Communications Director: Jennifer Palmieri - White non-Hispanic female.
    Senior Counselor to the U.S. President for Manufacturing Policy: Ron Bloom - White non-Hispanic male of Jewish descent.
    Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers: Edward B. Montgomery - Black non-Hispanic male.
    Chief Diplomatic Officer for the Department of Homeland Security: Alan Bersin - White non-Hispanic male of Jewish descent.
    Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator: Howard Shelanski - White non-Hispanic male of Jewish descent.
    Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation: Kenneth Feinberg - White non-Hispanic male of Jewish descent.
    Cybersecurity Coordinator: Michael Daniel - White non-Hispanic male.
    Director of National Drug Control Policy: Michael Botticelli - White non-Hispanic male.
    Chief Performance Officer of the United States: Jeffrey Zients - White non-Hispanic male of Jewish descent.
    Chief Technology Officer of the United States: Todd Park - Asian non-Hispanic male.
    White House Press Secretary: Josh Earnest - White non-Hispanic male.
    Counselor to the President: John Podesta - White non-Hispanic male.
    These are the top Cabinet, Cabinet-level, and other appointees and advisors of the 44th President of the United States. Fittingly, this list includes a total of 44 names. Now let's take a look at the demographic breakdown, and how it compares with the demographics of the country overall.
    Percent non-Hispanic White in the U.S. - 64%
    Percent non-Hispanic White in the Obama administration - 73%
    Percent Black in the U.S. - 13%
    Percent Black in the Obama administration - 18%
    Percent Asian in the U.S. - 5%
    Percent Asian in the Obama administration - 2%
    Percent Hispanic in the U.S. - 16%
    Percent Hispanic in the Obama administration - 7%
    Percent male in the U.S. - 49%
    Percent male in the Obama administration - 77%
    Percent Jewish in the U.S. - 2%
    Percent Jewish in the Obama administration - 23%
    It appears that non-Hispanic Whites and Blacks are somewhat overrepresented in the Obama administration at the expense of Hispanics and Asians. Men are greatly overrepresented at the expense of women. And finally, Jews are wildly overrepresented at the expense of Gentiles.

    Ted Cruz: Conservatives will take back the country!

    washingtontimes.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    Several GOP 2016 presidential hopefuls made public appearances in Iowa Saturday, including Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz who told conservatives to remain optimistic going into the next election cycle. During a speech at the Iowa state fair, Mr. Cruz told listeners that conservatives would take back the country from President Obama and Democrats, just as they did when Jimmy Carter was president, The Hill reported. “All across this country, people are waking up,” Mr. Cruz said. “And they’re waking up to bring America back to the principles we have been founded on. There is a better way than the path we are on.” .... “It reminds you of a new diet that’s really quite popular in Washington these days,” Mr. Cruz said after joking about a cow sculpted from butter at the fair. “It’s called the Obama diet. You just let Putin eat your lunch every day.”
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    Why is Obama the Least Trusted President Ever, By Our Military!

    American Uncensored News Network ^ | 8-9-2014 | Dana Allen
    This is a subject that is censored by most news companies. Obama is greatly distrusted by our military forces. There are no current polls, but back in the 2012 election, a large Military Times poll was conducted, and Obama had the support of only 26% of the military, which is shocking. Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, recipient of the Medal of Honor, says President Obama’s agenda is decimating the morale of the U.S. ranks to the point that members no longer feel prepared to fight or have the desire to win. “There is no doubt he (Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him” over such issues as “homosexuals, women in foxholes, the Obama sequester,” Retired Army Lt. Gen. “Jerry” Boykin, who was Commander of Delta Force, says it is worrying that four-star generals are being retired at the rate that has occurred under Obama. “Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause,” Boykin said. “I believe there is a purging of the military,” he said. This is a serious issue for our country. A country whose military distrusts their Commander-in-Chief, is at a disadvantage. There is great distrust of him and some even wonder if the damage Obama has done, can be undone. Many question whether he is on the side of America, or is an enemy of America. Benghazi is a reason for this. Military people, off the record, say that the stand-down order to abandon the Consulate, which led to the four deaths of Americans, could only have been made by POTUS, and is totally against American policy and tradition. More and videos at link
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    McDonald’s Replacing Cashiers With Machines?

    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:45pm | Kemberlee Kaye
    McDonald’s employees who picketed for a better living wage (whatever that means) may come to regret that decision.... a McDonald’s in Illinois replaced their cashiers with machines. The machines appear to be the cousins of the ones found in grocery stores, big box stores, and CVS that allow customers to complete transactions... This is all basic economics, really. As costs of labor increase the added cost must be offset. In order to satisfy operating costs, produce a product consumers want to purchase, and still turn a profit, it’s perfectly reasonable for a company like McDonald’s to look for cost-cutting alternatives.... Robot makers must be loving the recent NLRB ruling, as well, which held McDonald’s parent corporation liable for franchisee employment practices. Can a kiosk file an employment grievance?
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    Obama’s Economy In Action! Data Shows Cash For Clunkers Was An Epic Debacle!

    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-10-14 | Eric Owens
    “Cash for Clunkers,” the 2009 Obama administration stimulus program designed to spend $2.85 billion to jumpstart the auto industry, turned out to be a complete disaster — for the auto industry. In the minds of Obama’s team of advisers and economists, the program made total sense, of course. The plan was to dangle a $4,500 credit to persuade car owners to trade in their older automobiles for new cars with better fuel efficiency. It would stimulate an economy then in the midst of a deep recession. As a bonus, it would mean less oil consumption and cleaner-running cars. The law of unintended consequences is a brutal thing, though, especially for inexperienced, shortsighted policymakers. According to the findings of three Texas A&M University economics professors, “Cash for Clunkers” ultimately caused auto industry revenue to shrink by about $3 billion in less than a year The professors issued the results of their research last month in a National Bureau of Economic Research-sponsored working paper entitled “Cash for Corollas: When Stimulus Reduces Spending.” “This highlights how — even over a relatively short period of time — a conflicting policy objective can cause a stimulus program to instead have a contractionary net effect on the targeted industry,” the trio of economists wrote, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch. “By lowering the relative price of smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, the program induced households to purchase vehicles that cost between $4,000 and $6,000 less than the vehicles they otherwise would have purchased.” For one month, the nearly-$3 billion program increased the sales of tiny, low-profit-margin vehicles. In the next few months, though, all sales faded rapidly. Overall, the Obama administrative initiative produced exactly no net increase for the number of automobiles Americans purchased. “In this particular case, environmental objectives undermined and even reversed the stimulus impact of the program,” the professors wrote, according to Market Watch.