change our own habits and behaviors as well. And this is final point I want to make today. We as parents are our children’s first and best role models and this is particularly true when it comes to their health. Research shows that kids who have at least one obese parent or more are then twice as likely to be obese as adults. So, as much as we might plead with our kids to “do as I say and not as I do,” we know that we can’t lie around on the couch eating French fries and candy bars and expect our kids to eat carrots and run around the block. But too often that’s exactly what we’re doing.” FLOTUS Goes After Obese Parents.
What about those of us who have medical issues that cause us to gain weight? I’ve got a thyroid problem that went undiagnosed for several years, and has resulted in weight gain.
Or the fact that childbirth widens your hips and changes your bone structure? I was a skinny size 12 when I got married. I had my first baby, and my hips got so wide I can’t wear anything under a 20 just because of my hips.
I could go on, and on, and on, and on. But I don’t have enough time right now.
Code Pink, dressed as Giant Lady Parts.
But according to our President’s campaign – the same campaign that has made a 30-something activist law student the star of their campaign because she wants the government to pay for her birth control – according to the President’s campaign, women are nothing more than their “lady parts” and the only issue that matters is Birth Control (read: Abortion).
So, the democrats see me as nothing but a giant walking vay-jay-jay, but it’s the Republicans who don’t respect women and are waging a War on Women?
President Obama had a hissy fit last night in full view of the American public and the world. He’s upset because Boehner and the Republicans are not caving to his demand that they raise taxes on the American People. Last night he started his address by blaming Bush, and wrongfully claiming the “surplus” of 2000 was squandered. Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit has an excellent piece refuting the President’s assessment:
No matter how many times he bashes Bush for his tax cuts it still won’t change reality.
During the Bush years, despite the 2000 Recession, the 9-11 attacks, the stock market scandals, Hurricane Katrina, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush Administration was able to reduce the budget deficit from 412 billion dollars in 2004 to 162 billion dollars in 2007, a sixty percent drop.
In 2004 the federal budget deficit was 412 billion dollars. In 2005 it dropped to 318 billion dollars. In 2006 the deficit dipped to 248 billion dollars. And, in 2007 it fell below 200 billion to 162 billion dollars. During the Bush years the average unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, the economy saw the strongest productivity growth in four decades and there was robust GDP growth. Bush did this with tax cuts.
Obama wants you to believe that the recession forced him to triple the national deficit in a year.
A damning health care report generated by actuaries at the Health and Human Services HHS Department was given to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the health care vote. She hid the report from the public until a month after democrats rammed their nationalized health care bill through Congress.