President Obama has no clue as to what it takes to run a business - he has never run a business, has never been involved in the running of a business, has no clue what it takes to get a business running nor keep it going - and yet he will not intervene in the NLRB's decision to take Boeing to court on the word of greedy, sleazy, low life union thugs who don't care a hoot about workers in America, just their grab for power and money. The members are Presidential appointments, not elected, meaning that it is up to the President to keep these nimrods in check. but he won't. Why? because he is bowing to the almighty dollar unions thugs throw into his re-election coffers. heaven forbid he do what is right for America, the American worker or the economy!
Contact your Senator to tell them that they need to pass S. 964. (The "Job Protection Act") Sign the petition that 37 Republican Senators have begun in order to get this legislation on the books in order to curtail the non-elected officials at the NLRB. Call, write, email the White House and let the President know that the actions of the NLRB are in opposition to his responsibilities to make sure Americans can get back to work, which will shore up the economy and get America back on track. Write letters to the editor of your local paper, or the national rags such as the Wall Street Journal. Let your family and friends know that they need to speak up because our government will not.
Now that that little rant is out of the way, lets move on to another topic of interest that affects every single one of us in so many ways.
The chopping of NASA's budget makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. If you agree, you probably know why. But if you are like so many politicians and so many liberal loonies who would shoot their foot to get rid of a corn on your toe, let me enlighten you as to why NASA is more iportant than many people realize.
You like getting less radiation during x-rays and mammograms? MASA made that possible. You like the benefit of artificial limbs not being clunky things, thus allowing people who lose limbs (like our brave men and women in the military and the likes of lance Armstrong) to re-enter society in productive ways? NASA made that possible, too.
Too esoteric and not applicable to you personally? How about smoke detectors? NASA (for Skylab in the '70s) did that. Baby formula? Nasa. Cordless drills? Yard trimmers? Dustbusters? NASA, NASA, and NASA. CAT scans and MRIs?? That was NASA, too.
NASA began in October of 1958 and replaced NACA (National Advisory Commission for Aeronautics), which began in 1915. And for the past 50+ years has been working in conjunction with civilian businesses to design and develop technology which accounts for so much you never really knew before. (For more info, check out this article.)
So why keep NASA's funding in place and work on getting NASA's mission back on track? Who knows what wonders and innovations they will come up with in the next 50 years. Who knows what lives could be made better, saved. But I can tell you how many lives will NOT be made better if the funding is allowed to be cut and NASA dissected . . . ZERO. NONE. NADA.
Tell you elected officials to read that article linked above. Tell them that NASA is not only vital to our national economy, but it is important for our future.
Agree, disagree, it really doesn't matter. If only you come away with some new thoughts on things or with a different perspective - in other words if you think for yourself instead of listening to other people, including me - then I have done my job. Because, you know, this is just me, Thinking Out Loud.
Have a great day.