Sold out again

BOEHNERThe Drudge headline this morning is uncannily accurate. On it is a photo of John Boehner, looking down his nose at us…just like Obama. Why? Because he, with McConnell, are about to sell us out. Again!

I first saw the news from an email alert by Erick Erickson of Red State. That was followed by others. Then I saw the Drudge headliner and I knew the fix was in. Boehner and McConnell have been embarrassed by the revolt in their ranks by the conservatives. Boehner received no-so-subtle threats to his Speakership. McConnell had a hissy-fit and behind closed doors, cussed Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

Neither Boehner nor McConnell care about the effects of higher debt, funding Obamacare, the continued degradation of our nation. Nor are they concerned by the growing dictatorial acts by Obama. Boehner and McConnell are firmly entrenched as members of The Ruling Class. Big government is their personal goal as much as it is for Reid, Obama and the dems.

So what is their current plan? To give in and approve a debt-limit increase AND funding Obamacare. No spending cuts. No reining of government. No, just complete capitulation.

House GOP Preparing to Give Up

By: Erick Erickson (Diary)  |  October 10th, 2013 at 04:30 AM

I’m being told by several sources that Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are plotting to give up trying to either defund or delay Obamacare.

This comes at the same time the Obama administration admits it will be months before their Obamacare website will be fixed and Kathleen Sebelius is saying if people want out of the mandate they can pay a fine.

Nonetheless, Cantor, Boehner, and with them Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn are expected to cave in and fully fund, unimpeded, Obamacare.

They will work up a new deal that includes a debt ceiling increase with a few sops to the GOP as cover. The only change they are still considering it the medical device tax repeal, which is being heavily lobbied for by former Boehner and McConnell staffers who left for K Street.

A number of Democrats who are recipients of campaign cash along with these Republicans may provide a crony capitalist bridge over which this one tax repeal can pass while leaving in place all the other taxes, penalties, and fees.

But John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, and John Cornyn will ensure that Obamacare is fully funded and give the American public no delay like businesses have.

In doing so, they will sow the seeds of a real third party movement that will fully divide the Republican Party.

 I’m not so sure about that last paragraph, but Boehner and McConnell are undermining any confidence by the GOP core in the party establishment in Washington. If the rank and file of the GOP have no confidence in their party, what obligation do they have to continue to vote for the party? None.

Shrinking Cities

The preliminary census data is out and a trend spotted in earlier censuses was confirmed.  People are fleeing cities in droves.  

Take Missouri for example.  St. Louis is now the 3RD largest city in the state.  According the 2010 census figures, St. Louis has a population of 319,000.  St. Louis is unique in that the city and county have the same borders.  In comparison, Kansas City has a population of 460,000 and St. Charles, once a St. Louis suburb, has a population of 365,000.  St. Charles is now the 2ND largest city in Missouri.

St. Louis isn’t alone.  Chicago’s population has shrunk to 1920s levels. In 1950, Chicago had a population 3.6million. By 2010, its population has fallen to 2.7million.

There are many theories why this shrinkage has occurred.  All of them have, in some aspect, population flight away from the urban city government, high crime, high taxes, poor services, and governmental corruption. What is surprising in Chicago is that it isn’t white flight of people fleeing Chicago, it’s BLACK flight!

The exodus took a big chunk out of the city’s black population in particular, shrinking it to 887,608 from 1,065,009, according to William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington. “The black decline is really powering the city loss,” Mr. Frey said, calling it “part of the great reverse migration to the South.” 
There’s been shrinkage here in Kansas City as I posted in March of last year in a post, “Darwin Lives! KC School District Evolution in Action.”  
The bare facts are that the enrollment today is the same as that in the district in EIGHTEEN EIGHTY-NINE! The same number of students as were in the district 121 years ago!

How had this come about? There are many versions and responses to that question. The core reason is that parents, over the last forty years, left the district. They fled the district for the suburbs and further out. They fled the governmental intrusion, the union takeover, the liberal agendas aimed to improve attendance by emphasizing “self esteem” and other social theories that all failed to accomplish the basic goal, the basic reason for the district’s reason for being—educating the children.

Our cities are shrinking but the overall population of the country is increasing.  Where is this occurring?  I’m not sure but I saw this blurb on Drudge over the weekend.

February 24, 2011

Texas demographer: ‘It’s basically over for Anglos’

Looking at population projections for Texas, demographer Steve Murdock concludes: “It’s basically over for Anglos.”
Two of every three Texas children are now non-Anglo and the trend line will become even more pronounced in the future, said Murdock, former U.S. Census Bureau director and now director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University.
Today’s Texas population can be divided into two groups, he said. One is an old and aging Anglo and the other is young and minority. Between  2000 and 2040, the state’s public school enrollment will see a 15 percent decline in Anglo children while Hispanic children will make up a 213 percent increase, he said.
I’ve often wondered if our country would still exist in a hundred years and if it did, what would it look like?  I think we’re see trends.