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Mr. President, what is your belief?

Today, President Obama visited New Jersey. That was pretty much “ground zero” for Hurricane Sandy.  The President made several comments.  This was one. Read more

More State Money in Exchange for Jobs?

In a lesson taught to me two years ago by the Sound Off Sister regarding profits, I was told thatPROFITS are not EVIL … that is the goal of any business owner, to make money.  When Businesses make money it means that a business has money to spend.  That money can be spent in a number of ways.  Consider the following: Read more

Come to Connecticut…

…we’re “Still Revolutionary”. Well, maybe, not so much. Read more

It’s everyone else’s fault, and, I have a plan

On Thursday, President Obama gave a speech at a Johnson Controls plant in Holland, Michigan.  You can find the full text of the speech here, but, let me summarize. Read more

The Hartford closing some offices in central Connecticut

I’d like to use this news story as teachable moment. The Hartford Financial Services Group is planning to consolidate offices in a cost-saving measure that will move upwards of 900 employees out of its Southington, Conn. office. Is The Hartford outsourcing jobs to other cities and towns?

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Obama to business: Hire workers (dang it)! UPDATE: Video

This is what leadership in the United States has become. Criticize private business – the very essence of the capitalist system – at every turn, and in every way possible and then go out and demand they “do what’s right” and hire workers. More proof this guy knows nothing about running anything.

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With today’s congress – is entrepreneurial spirit at risk?

Thanks to the congress-critters in Washington D.C., you’ve got to wonder if taking risks as an entrepreneur is worth it. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and yes many Republicans seem to think they know best when it comes to managing health care, automobile manufactures and banks. Why take a risk?

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Heads we lose, Tails they win…

GM has unveiled at least two portions of their recovery plan, submitted to and funded by the

First, the bad news

“General Motors Corp. will cut 10,000 jobs, or 14% of its salaried work force, this year as the auto maker struggles to cope with a steep drop in world-wide vehicle sales.

The job cuts are part of the plan the company submitted to Congress in December to secure bailout funding from the federal government. The company still has a week to submit an update on the restructuring plan’s viability.

Some 3,400 U.S. workers, or 12% of GM’s U.S. salaried work force, will be shed, with the bulk of the cuts happening by May 1. Most of those remaining will see a 3% to 7% pay cut on that date through year’s end, while executives will get a 10% reduction.

So much for the government being interested in creating or even protecting US jobs…

Now, this isn’t saying that it is all bad news over at GM… You tax dollar will be creating jobs… just not around here.

“SAO PAULO — General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in Brazil to avoid the kind of problems the U.S. automaker is facing in its home market, said the beleaguered car maker.

According to the president of GM Brazil-Mercosur, Jaime Ardila, the funding will come from the package of financial aid that the manufacturer will receive from the U.S. government and will be used to “complete the renovation of the line of products up to 2012.””

Who, exactly, is the government looking to “stimulate.”