Friday, March 26, 2010
“The Democrats health care bill is so flawed that it hasn’t been law for three days and yet this is the third time we have voted to ‘fix’ it. These minor tweaks do nothing to change the fact that this bill spends over $1 trillion, cuts Medicare by over one-half trillion dollars and raises taxes by over one-half trillion dollars.
“The Democrats’ health care bill is the largest expansion of the federal government and the largest tax increase in our nation’s history. It is a bill our families and our economy cannot afford. In fact, before the ink was even dry on this legislation, two mid-west manufacturers – John Deere and Caterpillar – announced that the Democrats’ health care was already costing them $150 million and $100 million, respectively. Those costs to employers and families are only going to grow in the coming days, weeks and years unless we repeal this bill and replace it with reforms that will lower costs.”
Background: Camp authored the House Republican health care bill, the only bill the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office scored as reducing health care premiums across the board and reducing the deficit. Camp’s bill contained no tax increases or Medicare cuts.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Tax increases may be necessary to rein in $12 trillion in federal debt, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Monday.
Read more: http://www.thehill.com/homenews/house/84271-hoyer-raising-taxes-a-reality-to-cutting-12-trillion-debt
Doesn't it make you just want to bang your head against a wall???? We're out of jobs, our dollar is worth less, people are working harder and making less, the so-called rich are hiding their money and moving to places where they can shelter their funds and Hoyer thinks raising taxes is a realistic option.
There's no blood in this turnip.
History has proven that the more you take from people, the less incentive they have to do more than the minimum to survive. They quit.
Of course, I guess for Washington elite, those who will be making the rules and living high off our dollars, what happens to the masses isn't important. Let us eat bread hmmmm????
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I am very pleased with how many, most, of the Republicans are handling things in D.C. right now in regards to the crud being spewed from Obama and crew. If they'd been acting like this over the past ten years, then we might not have an Obama and Dem Congress right now. I don't know that it'll stick when the balance shifts again. Power does strange things to people, especially those in D.C.
Barbara Boxer plans to bypass Republicans on climate vote
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) plans to exploit a committee loophole and completely bypass the GOP on Thursday if Republicans continue their boycott of the legislative markup, according to Democratic aides and lobbyists.
Republicans have refused to attend the markup of the legislation until the Environmental Protection Agency delivers an additional analysis of the bill... http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29175.html
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
"Jon Corzine and Creigh Deeds trumpeted a common theme and touted a common goal: a far left social agenda and a goal to advance big government liberalism. Clearly, voters were fed up with that kind of 'change' and chose candidates whose traditional values and economic conservatism make simple good sense.
"Governor Corzine said his race was also a referendum on same-sex 'marriage,' and even chose as his running mate the author of New Jersey's same-sex 'marriage' legislation. But he was unable to overcome the strong support for man-woman marriage within his traditional base of support. Our friends at the New Jersey Family Policy Council pointed to several recent polls* that link the governor's support for same-sex 'marriage' to his underperformance among minority voters.
"Similarly, Creigh Deeds attacked Bob McDonnell for his pro-life, pro-family record. He even combed through McDonnell's two decades-old graduate writings to try to paint him as 'anti-woman.' Thankfully, Virginians did not buy into this shabby effort to discredit a fine man.
"In contrast, both Christie and McDonnell throughout the campaign stood firm in support for life and marriage. During his victory speech last night, McDonnell reaffirmed his commitment to protect 'life and liberty and property in the pursuit of happiness here in the commonwealth of Virginia.' Ken Cuccinelli never ran from his core values despite vicious attacks by The Washington Post which called him a 'bigot' and an 'embarrassment' because of his views on homosexual behavior.
"The blame for the loss in New York's 23rd congressional district lays squarely on the Republican Party bosses who wasted almost a million dollars by funding liberal candidate Dede Scozzafava who eventually removed her Republican mask by endorsing Democratic candidate Bill Owens. The election results would have been very different had the party funded a candidate who actually supported the Party's own platform and reflected the values of the district."
Thursday, October 22, 2009
People who think Obama is a pastsy, that he is fumbling along, being led, or that he doesn't have a plan are so, so wrong. Obama and crew are nudging that, nipping at this, tipping the edge of that, moving us drip by drab to another form of government. Whether you want to call it socialism or some hybrid version they've concocted, it's coming. They are working their plan and it's working. They understand there will be temporary setbacks, sometimes the unexpected, but they see their version of light on the horizon and nothing seems to be able to stop them.
I think the Tea Party movement (go friends!!!), Glenn Beck, Fox News, other movements across the states are causing them some consternation. However, if we don't pull all these individual pieces together, we won't be strong enough to combat those who now control the purse strings, and the strings that loosely keep our country on the side of freedom.
Those who think we'll turn it around in 2010 may, unfortunately, be sadly mistaken. By the time the next election rolls around our short-sited fellow voters will be back in love with Obama and his team AND/OR they'll have pushed and cajoled and forced enough voters over to the dependent on the government side of voting that those of us who work for a living, those of us who believe in earning our worth, those willing to take a stand, will be in the minority.
And what happens if we do get enough Republicans or strong Independents into the ranks of Congress to slow Obama down? By the time 2012 rolls around the press will have painted those fighting for our country as "obstructionists". Those strong Republicans and Independents and very strong Democrats who vote with them will become the enemy, the wrong-thinkers, the foil, the excuse for Obama's inability to cram his version of "change" down our throats.
The only hope we have is to come out in force in 2010 and sweep the board. It's doubtful as everyone seems to think their guy is OK, it's the rest of them that need to go... which means not enough go.
We have to fight to wake up even more people in the country. We have to strive to get everyone who values freedom to register to vote if they haven't, to vote if they have. We need to join up with our closest Tea Party patriots and get involved. We have to give it our all.
The current fight for healthcare "change" is nothing more than a move to get more people dependent on the government. It has nothing in the world to do with caring about people's health, the cost of healthcare, etc. The purpose is to get rid of capitalism, get rid of competition and control more of our lives.
Do your part to try and stop it. The lines to the White House, to the individual congressional offices are tied up with calls. It's time to go visit your Congressman, send a letter, write to the local newspapers, do something different (but peaceful and respectfully).
The Public Option Comeback
The secret to its budget 'savings'? Medicare price controls.
Sounding taken aback himself, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus recently declared that the public option is "alive." A better term might be undead: This new government-run health insurance program akin to Medicare for the middle class continues to stagger forward, zombie-like, despite what were thought to be fatal blasts earlier this fall from Senate centrists and the House Blue Dogs—that is, from Mr. Baucus's fellow Democrats.
The public option's renewed momentum is mostly the product of the raw ideological willfulness of the progressive left. Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, they're not about to let a once-in-a-generation opportunity pass without a fight, and they view the public option as a down payment on single-payer health care. They're right to think so; a public option will quickly blow up the private insurance market.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Democrats Ready to Deliver on Promises to Unions
Brad Haynes reports on Congress.
Early next week, Democrats will deliver on the first of a string promises to the unions that helped bring the new administration to town.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which cleared the Senate on Thursday, is expected to clear the House Monday or Tuesday. It raises the statute of limitations on pay discrimination. Clearing an attempted Republican filibuster, the 61-36 vote hewed close to party and gender lines. The “yeas” came almost entirely from Democrats, plus the four female Republicans in the Senate and the labor-friendly Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.
Obama to GOP: 'I won'
President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/17862.html
It's OK to break the rules when I make them... Right out of the box Obama breaks the commitment he made to voters when campaigning and after taking office. He nominated a lobbyist, one who, according to the rules HE made, shouldn't be selected. In other words, it's OK when The One does it but not when anyone else does it. He's above all rules, including his own.
Obama waives lobbying rules for Lynn
The Obama administration has waived its ethics rules to allow William Lynn to serve as the deputy secretary of Defense. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said he supports Lynn's nomination and looks “forward to prompt consideration by the Senate.” http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/groups-urge-senate-to-reject-lynn-2009-01-23.html
Let's spend American money on foreign abortions... Yep, that's going to stimulate the economy alright.
Obama reverses Bush abortion-funds policy
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday struck down the Bush administration's ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information - an inflammatory policy that has bounced in and out of law for the past quarter-century. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090124/D95TDP100.html
Funding Restored to Groups That Perform Abortions, Other Care
President Obama yesterday lifted a ban on U.S. funding for international health groups that perform abortions, promote legalizing the procedure or provide counseling about terminating pregnancies.
While we're out there spending American money killing babies in other parts of the world, lets stop spending money on protecting Americans. Why would we want to harm those nasty terrorists who are trying to kill us? Let's just hug 'em to death. Show the love, show the love. Unless you're a terrorist in the womb, then it's OK to kill.
Bush's 'War' On Terror Comes to a Sudden End
President Obama yesterday eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects. With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the "war on terror," as President George W. Bush had defined it, signaling to the world that the reach of the U.S. government in battling its enemies will not be limitless.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 04:28 PM CST
Insanity galore. Now taxpayer funds are being used to honor Barack Obama courtesy of the Washington Metro, a quasi governmental agency.
To pay homage to Barack Obama, fare cards bearing his image shall be created and sold. I guess it is important that those who ride the metro in DC know who the new boss is. It is that plain and simple.
At this rate, I wonder how many public projects shall bear Barack Obama’s name in the next few years…
Somewhere in North Korea, the Dear Leader is smiling…
Check this out:
Metro hasn’t yet formally announced the sale of a special edition SmarTrip card commemorating the impending inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama,
but this image was circulated at this morning’s regular Board of Directors meeting, along with details on their production schedule and cost.
Metro spokesperson Steven Taubenkibel confirmed that the commemorative SmarTrip cards should be available for sale in early January, while special paper Metro farecards marking the inauguration will be sold somewhat earlier, in late December.
There was some discussion at the board meeting about the cost and availability of the commemorative SmarTrip cards. Currently, Metro plans to sell them for $10 per card, with no value added to the card at the time of initial purchase, which would make them $5 more expensive than regular SmarTrip cards. They may also be hard to come by, as Metro will only have an initial order of 35,000 on hand to begin with, though Taubenkibel said the agency hopes to have more available as time permits. The short time period during which the cards have had to be ordered, produced, and eventually shipped to D.C. and processed was cited as the main reason for their higher price and small number.
“We’re going to have get them out really quickly in order for them to be sold,” Taubenkibel explained.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Mixed Signals on Missile Defense
President-elect Barack Obama is sending mixed signals on America’s planned missile defense sites in Europe following Russia’s heated rhetoric last week. An Obama adviser said this weekend America’s next commander in chief hadn’t decided if he would continue work on the U.S. missile shield. Although Obama is still months away from taking office, now is not the time to reverse course.
This is nothing new from Obama. Throughout the presidential campaign, he shifted his views on missile defense. For instance, a video he recorded for the Priorities Action Fund flatly stated, “I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.” When asked about that statement by a TV reporter in August, Obama said he simply wanted to make sure missile defense actually worked:
I think it makes perfect sense to deploy a system that works. But we have to make sure that the technology works. And without having reviewed the technological capabilities of the system that’s being deployed in Poland, I’ve said that Congress should review it. But there is no doubt that after the Russian invasion of Georgia that NATO allies like Poland need to know that they are going to be protected if there is encroachment on their territory.
When he was pressed to say whether the investment is a good idea for the United States, Obama answered: “I think there’s no doubt we should make the investment. I think the capacity of Iran or North Korea to send a rouge missile is one that we have to take very, very seriously.”
The Bush administration this year signed agreements to put 10 interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic. Now, in the wake of Russia’s threat to deploy short-range surface-to-surface missiles within reach of NATO allies, Obama is keeping quiet on his intentions for the missile shield in Europe. Following a call with Lech Kaczynski, the Polish president came away with the impression the U.S. would move forward with the plan . But later in the day, Obama foreign policy adviser Denis McDonough said, “His position is as it was throughout the campaign, that he supports deploying a missile defense system when the technology is proved to be workable.”
Obama’s insistence on a “system that works” is understandable. But he should know the system being tested by the Missile Defense Agency does work. It’s hard to dispute the near-perfect results since 2005. Secondly, punting missile defense to Congress shows a lack of leadership and sets up the program for failure. Ardent liberal opponents would no doubt attempt to strip the agency of funding.
The threat to missile defense is one of the reasons The Heritage Foundation will release a documentary early next year that tells the story of the danger hostile nations and rogue dictators now pose to the world. A trailer of the film, “33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age,” is being released today. (Click here to watch.)
After inking the deal with Poland in August, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice summed up its importance: “Missile defense, of course, is aimed at no one. It is in our defense that we do this.” Obama would be wise to follow that logic and build on the success as president.
Obama will to move forward with his plan to raise taxes on couples earning more than $250,000, said Rahm Emanuel, incoming chief of staff.
Emanuel says the president-elect opposes inclusion of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement in the Democrats’ economic stimulus package.
Obama aides are plotting how they can use the campaign’s e-mail database of more than 10 million supporters to achieve legislative goals.
China will spend $586 billion by 2010 on national infrastructure and social welfare projects in hopes of bolstering its weakening economy.
The bailout for troubled insurer AIG keeps getting bigger. Taxpayers are now on the hook for $150 billion, up from the original $85 billion loan.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Don't you just love how, after spending eight years attacking everything President George W. Bush said and did that now we're all supposed to play nice, be non-partisan and the press is openly saying they're going to kiss butt?
My transition team...
My, me, my...
Did you get a load of the podium? The Office of the President Elect... listening to CNN Business and they said they'd never seen anything like it before...
This administration is going to be known as the ego-presidency.
Except because all the comedians and Hollywood types and media love him and bow down for "the one" we won't hear anything negative except on blogs. And chances are they're going to shut us all down for being subversive before it's all said and done.
Mark my words, the Obamatypes are going to start reporting our blogs and the Obama loving owner will shut us down. It's coming. We better find another way to communicate because real, real soon we're going to lose the Internet in this country.
Friday, October 31, 2008
The analogy is absolutely right on ... Maxine tells it like it is!
I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it is, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.
Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table... everywhere!
Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.
And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore.
So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like it used to be.... quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.
Now let's see.
Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.
Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor.
Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.
If you agree, pass it on; if not, continue cleaning up the poop!
Today, the McCain-Palin campaign launched the Honest and Open Election hotline to help citizens learn the location of their polling place, as well as report any instances of irregularities at the polls, including voter fraud, intimidation, violence and electioneering. The hotline can be accessed via phone at: 866-976-VOTE.
"With November 4th quickly approaching, our Honest and Open Election hotline will serve as an informative guide for all Americans participating in the electoral process," said McCain-Palin National Political Director Mike DuHaime. "The hotline will allow us to learn about and take steps toward remedying any voter irregularities at polling places across the country. While we are hopeful that Election Day will be free of any wrongdoing, allies of the Democrat Party, such as ACORN, have shown a willingness to commit fraud in both this election cycle and in 2004. Given the tightness of the polls, all examples of fraud must be addressed to preserve the integrity of the election."
In 2004, multiple forms of voter fraud occurred, including voter intimidation, fraudulent registrations, multiple ballots cast and votes bought for money. Already during the 2008 election cycle, a dead woman in Missouri cast an absentee ballot, individuals were arrested for voting twice in Florida and people in Ohio registered and voted on the same day.
Obama's Hollywood friends and supporters are packaging him to be a star. Check out his swagger, Frank Sinatra. Check out the photos of him with the cigarette in his mouth, James Dean. Everything is scripted, right down to the clothes, the look, the mannerisms.
He is a movie star, not a presidential candidate.
People are swooning and following him just like they follow the American Idols, sports stars, movie stars, and others. They could give a flying flip what he says, they're voting for the package.
I know none of my thoughts are new and that if I did a search I'd find that this is old news, old well-worn thoughts I'm trampling on, but I've been so focused on supporting John McCain and Sarah Palin that I haven't put much thought into Barack Obama's "mystique".
Just like a Hollywood actor playing a role, we have no clue who he really is behind the words. Strip away the facade and look at the core and we find he's nothing but a salesman pitching false promises.
Who is behind all the rhetoric? What little I know tells me this country is in for big trouble if we end up with him as President.
I pray that America is not getting ready to toss the greatest Democracy away based on empty promises.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The commercial is clearly a rip and about as stupid an accusation as you can make. It might have flown 20 years ago, but only idiots believe the Republican Party is out there trying to suppress the black vote or the Hispanic vote. My gosh, the Party bends over backwards to try and attract black and Hispanics into the conservative fold.
The only votes that the Republican Party has tried to suppress are the illegal votes propagated by ACORN, Project Vote and similar groups that want to steal the election for Obama. It's not just Obama who's going to benefit from this one, it's the numerous House and Senate seats that are currently contested.
Get your friends and neighbors and go vote!!! Don't let the Democrats steal the election on Tuesday (if they haven't already). If the so-called "silent majority" gets out to vote on Tuesday we'll become a vocal majority and win.