About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hillary's Numbers Problem Provides An Opening For Democrat Opponents

Hillary's campaign for president has & will continue to focus on equality of outcome & her idea of what constitutes fairness – not exceptionalism & excellence that America was founded upon & originally followed.  At the center of her fight to continue America's deterioration along the path of apathy to dependence is the concept of income inequality – this from a woman & her husband who have reported income of $130 million from speaking fees since 2001. 
The Clinton's have made public 30 years of income tax returns – but none since 2006 when a great percentage of the large speaking fee income was generated.  For political planning purposes (as differentiated from tax planning purposes) the Clinton's effective tax rate was overpaid @ 30% in 2014 – meaning the Clintons don't want to be caught in the trap Mitt found himself in during the 2012 presidential campaign when his effective tax rate was legitimately determined under the tax regulations to be 14% in 2011, the year before he ran for president.  The Clintons can say on the campaign trail that they paid their fair share of taxes which is peanuts in the overall scheme of things during the rest of their lives.
On numerous occasions Hillary has said that the average annual CEO's compensation is well over 350 times that of an average worker.  LSU Professor Arthur Bedeian determined that this ratio is based on the average annual CEO's compensation ($13.5 million) for companies in the S&P 500 index compared to that of the $36,134 average annual pay for production & non-supervisory workers.  Source - AFL-CIO Paywatch website.  Google this website for specific compensation of these executives.
To get the true picture you have to expand this analysis beyond 500 people & companies to learn that this large pay-differential ratio doesn't hold up when comparing an average CEO's compensation to that of an average worker.   
Professor Bedeian reports that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that there were over a quarter of a million non-self-employed CEOs in the U.S. in 2012 whose mean annual salary was $176,840.  The ratio drops from Hillary's stated 350 to 1 to less than 5 to 1 when considering all of these businessmen – not just 500 in the top companies. 
But Hillary's numbers problem gets worse than this the closer you get to home – when you learn that she paid her own female employees 72 cents for every dollar she paid her male employees despite making the wage gap between the sexes a central issue of her campaign.  Click here to see the reaction of some of her supporters upon finding this out.
Now I don't think that any Republican would turn many votes away from Hillary based on the above information but I sure do believe that if Sanders or Webb have any chance they would want to clear the above record up – @ least the parts that favor their socialist positions.


1 comment:

  1. Good post, great info. Your contention that her hypocrisy will not cause her to lose votes to the Republicans could be turned on its head if Republicans ever learned how to do public relations.

    I think the left's greatest fear is that they would lose votes to the other side if the GOP gets a candidate who knows how to make class warfare an issue and makes the point every day of the liberals hypocrisy.

    As you have heard me say countless times I am a big believer in class warfare, we just need a U.S. Grant instead of a George McClellan, namely a General who knows how to put it to them.