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Archive for July, 2011

Bachmann Responds to Obama on Debt Limit Deal

Urbandale, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann issued the following response to President Obama’s statement on the proposed debt limit deal: Mr. President, I’m not sure what voice you’re listening to, but I can assure you that the voice of the American people wasn’t the ‘voice that compelled Washington to act.’ It was you […]

Boehner Releases Framework of Debt Ceiling Deal

On Sunday night, Obama announced that a deal on the debt ceiling had been reached. While House minority leader Nancy Pelosi was saying that some or none of her Democrats might vote for the proposal, House Speaker Boehner held a conference with the leaders on the right side of the aisle. Later Sunday night, he […]

Band Jockeying

Paul Ryan’s solution for our debt solution held up only with the Conservative segments of the Republican coalition. Reid’s plan only appealed to Democrats and the remaining plans garnered support or disdain from many different factions within Congress, but none of them had the votes to pass. Now, 11th hour negotiations have been happening in […]

Extreme Left Wing Caucuses to Ask Obama to Unilaterally Raise Debt Ceiling

It is being reported today that the Congressional Black Caucus and Progressive Caucus, two of the most extreme left-wing factions within the Democrat party, will go to the White House tomorrow to demand that the President use a flawed interpretation of the 14th amendment to raise the debt limit without Congressional approval. This move is […]

New York Times Still Calling Reid’s Bill Failure “Republican Filibuster”

This afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt bill, S.627, failed to get to a vote for passage. The vote to end debate, otherwise known as a cloture vote, failed 50-49 as 60 votes are required to end debate. Although Harry Reid has refused two offers by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell to vote here […]

Correcting Bad Economics

I was recently added to a political discussion group and while the topics covered are interesting, the premise of the group is faulty and based on some skewed version of history and economic theory. In this article, we will pull apart the mission statement and note the major inaccuracies, since they are prevalent in many […]

Reid Delays Senate Vote on His Proposal Until 1pm Sunday

Just after 10pm on Saturday night, Harry Reid announced that the Senate vote on his debt bill was being moved from 1am on Sunday morning to 1pm Sunday afternoon eastern time. Reid mentioned that negotiations were ongoing. What comes out of these negotiations is likely to be a watered-down combination of several plans. The two-phase […]

Compromise is a good thing!

Compromise can be a good thing,  but let me tell you what I thought yesterday about the happenings on the Hill. I still wondered why Speaker Boehner, who was on the Sean Hannity show a few days ago, stated, “The Mack Penny Bill was worth looking at” had done absolutely nothing with regard to that […]

Sausage-Making, Mediscare and a Vote [Video]

On Saturday afternoon, the blow-hards of Congress fired off salvo after salvo at each other before holding a vote that was a foregone conclusion. The House version of Harry Reid’s debt ceiling bill was coming up for a vote and the following debate took place just before the scheduled vote. Rich Mitchell is the Sr. […]

House Version of Reid’s Debt Bill Fails House 173-246

Democrats joined Republicans in voting down the House version of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt bill on Saturday. In a 173 to 246 vote, 10 Democrats crossed the aisle to vote against the bill. In the pre-vote debate, a large part of Democrat commentary was in disagreement with the choice of rules under which […]

BATS 1000 Index Declines 4.1% This Week

8YXE2AT7XSTS KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — BATS Global Markets, a global stock market operator, reports the BATS 1000(SM) Index (Ticker: BATSK) down 4.1% for the trading week ending July 29. The S&P 500 Index declined 3.9% on the week. The BATS 1000 Index ended the trading week down 630.08 points to close at 14,774.48 as of 4 […]

Opposition Emerges to Democrat “Main Street Fairness Act”

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NetChoice strongly opposes the so-called “Main Street Fairness Act,” introduced in the Senate today by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and in the House of Representatives by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI).  The proposed legislation would impose unfair and disproportionate collection burdens on small businesses, while adding less than three-tenths of one percent to state and local […]

The Obama Economy is So Bad – Even the Illegals are Leaving

Ever since Obama took office, Americans (translation: citizens) have been asking him to deal with the illegal immigrant situation. Unbeknownst to the majority of Americans, Obama did actually have a plan to curtail illegal immigration from Mexico – destroy the American economy. While the United States is struggling with worsening unemployment Mexico’s unemployment rate is now 4.9 percent – much […]

Reid Shows Signs That He Does Not Have 60 Votes for His Bill [Video]

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid does not have the votes to pass his own debt ceiling bill. Reid spent Friday night addressing the Senate in an attempt to blame Republicans for his inability to garner 60 vote support in the Senate for his legislation. Reid has 53 democrats that will vote for just about anything […]

Vote Succeeds on Boehner’s Compromise Debt Bill 218-210

The bill passed with an eight vote margin: 218-210. Five democrats did not vote and in a show of ultra-partisanship, not a single democrat crossed the isle to vote yes. From the right side of the House, 22 republicans voted against it and 218 for.  GOP no votes were: Amash, Bachmann, Broun(GA), Chaffetz, Cravaack, DesJarlais, Duncan (SC), Gowdy, Graves (GA), Huelskamp, Johnson (IL), Jordan, King […]