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April 14, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, patriotism, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Bernie Marcus, Home Depot, job creation | Leave a comment
October 16, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, business bashing, Chamber of Commerce, economics, Home Depot, Ken Langone | 1 comment
From Ken Lnagone in the Wall Street Journal:
Although I was glad that you answered a question of mine at the Sept. 20 town-hall meeting you hosted in Washington, D.C., Mr. President, I must say that the event seemed more like a lecture than a dialogue. For more than two years the country has listened to your sharp rhetoric about how American businesses are short-changing workers, fleecing customers, cheating borrowers, and generally “driving the economy into a ditch,” to borrow your oft-repeated phrase.
My question to you was why, during a time when investment and dynamism are so critical to our country, was it necessary to vilify the very people who deliver that growth? Instead of offering a straight answer, you informed me that I was part of a “reckless” group that had made “bad decisions” and now required your guidance, if only I’d stop “resisting” it.
Your insistence that your policies are necessary and beneficial to business is utterly at odds with what you and your administration are saying elsewhere. You pick a fight with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, accusing it of using foreign money to influence congressional elections, something the chamber adamantly denies. Your U.S. attorney in New York, Preet Bahrara, compares investment firms to Mexican drug cartels and says he wants the power to wiretap Wall Street when he sees fit.
That short-sighted wavering—between condescending encouragement one day and hostile disparagement the next—creates uncertainty that, as any investor could tell you, causes economic paralysis. That’s because no one can tell what to expect next.
A little more than 30 years ago, Bernie Marcus, Arthur Blank, Pat Farrah and I got together and founded The Home Depot. Our dream was to create (memo to DNC activists: that’s build, not take or coerce) a new kind of home-improvement center catering to do-it-yourselfers. The concept was to have a wide assortment, a high level of service, and the lowest pricing possible.
October 27, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Bible, Home Depot, Muslim faith, religious discrimination, Trevor Keezer | 11 comments
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Trevor Keezer calls himself an American patriot, a man who loves his country, God and religion. He never imagined his beliefs would get him fired.
But that’s exactly what the 20-year-old says happened when he reported for work at The Home Depot in the rural Florida town of Okeechobee, about 140 miles north of Miami.
Keezer said he’d been wearing an American flag button on his Home Depot apron since he began working as a cashier at the store in March 2008. The button read, “One nation under God, indivisible.”
“I’ve worn it for well over a year and I support my country and God,” Keezer said Tuesday. “I was just doing what I think every American should do, just love my country.”
Related Story: Trevor Keezer to file a religious discrimination suit
Comment from the Star Tribune/Minneapolis:
Yet our government demandsthat employers provide time and places for Muslim worship. What is wrong with this picture?
January 26, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Caterpillar, economic stimulus package, Home Depot, National Mall, Pfizer, President Barack Obama, Rush Limbaugh, Sprint, STD's, Timothy Geithner | 7 comments
While the Senate voted to give Timothy Geithner the top job at the Treasury, 60-34, despite his failure to pay taxes for four years, 55000 employees lost their jobs in a two hour period. Those announcing job cuts today included Caterpiller, Sprint, Pfizer, and Home Depot. These follow Bank of America’s layoff announcement last week and the closing of Circuit City.
Caterpiller’s layoffs follow this past summer’s credit problems where despite their perfect credit rating they could not get the renewal of the regular credit line.
Rush Limbaugh, sitting in the ominous position of being a United States citizen who is under verbal attack from the President of the United States, has issued a positive challenge to President Barack Obama. Based on the 52-54% of the electorate vote that Obama received, Limbaugh has suggested that the Obama administration use that percentage of the $825 billion dollar price tag on their ideas, such as the renovations to the National Mall and the funds to stop the spread of STD’s. The balance of the package will be utilized in the manner taht the Republican’s are suggesting, primarily in tax cuts. Limbaugh says that he is positive that the Republicans will prevail.
With all the money troubles at home, why are we spending money in foreign lands to provide abortions!