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Sen. Nelson to retire – democrat majority in question

On Tuesday senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) will announce his retirement from Congress which may make it even more difficult for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold on to the majority he has enjoyed for so long.

Nelson’s seat was already in trouble as republicans have mounted a successful campaign for his challenger Attorney General Jim Bruning.

Senator Nelson has faced opposition from the right and left as this Facebook page solicits “$100 for Ben Nelson’s Opponent” because “he might as well be a republiken[sic].”

With low favorability ratings, the Democrats hold on the Senate was already going to be tenuous. Harry Reid’s close ties to a very unpopular President Obama are not much help for those Senators seeking re-election.

The payroll tax gambit, eggs and the GOP miscalculation

The phrase “couldn’t find their butts with both hands tied behind their backs” comes to mind as I analyze the feat of stupidity undertaken by the leaders of the House and Senate in the Social Security revenue cut proposal (a.k.a. payroll tax holiday).

A news outlet I do not often quote, The New York Times,  has an opinion piece that puts it succinctly:

After a long stretch of high unemployment, legislative turmoil and, in turn, slipping public approval, President Obama seemed to regain his political footing this week with the help of House Republicans, whose handling of a standoff over payroll taxes had even leading conservatives accusing them of bungling the politically charged issue.

Obama has done absolutely nothing right, yet the GOP leadership is handing him a populist issue upon which he can turn his entire campaign around.

There is no way the GOP and Conservatives can come out of a tax battle smelling like a rose when the Democrats are voting for an increase that the right is willing to vote against. Harry Reid, Barack Obama and their puppet masters have played a masterful gambit and Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Boehner bit – hard.

Despite the fact that the Senate passed a bill they knew would not pass the House and got on the first train out of the swamp, the Republicans stayed behind “doing their work” and will have nothing but egg on their faces for it.

The Senate bill offers a two month, 2% tax holiday on payroll social security taxes. The House bill offers the same holiday but over a year’s time. The Democrats have to swallow a provision that puts the Keystone XL pipeline on the front burner.

Boehner tried to point out that the House had conferees ready to work out a compromise in joint committee over the differences in the two bills. He just asked that the Senate send their own conferees to join in the discussions so that they could work out a compromise that could be passed by both houses.

Obama came out in a press conference this week and demanded that the full House come back from vacation and vote on the Senate’s plan – echoing Reid’s commentary (or vice-versa – it’s so hard to tell now adays).

Both plans include a push to get a decision made on the Keystone XL pipeline, an extension of unemployment benefits, the Medicare doc-fix and a payroll tax holiday – so what’s the problem?

The fight isn’t over whether or not a tax cut should happen, the fight has been over how to pay for it and what to include with it.

The Senate’s 2-month version includes full unemployment benefit extensions at current levels. The House plan cuts the length of jobless benefits from 99 weeks to 79 weeks and requires beneficiaries without a high school diploma to seek education in order to continue receiving benefits.

A better play for the Republicans would have been to agree to the two month extension no strings attached. Then in February when we’re still talking about it, mention that the GOP gave something in December, the DNC gave nothing – just as they have for the last 3 years. The democrats are all take and no give –  no compromise.

Boehner and McConnell  are getting played and played well. If they continue with their ill-thought strategies, it will not be long before neither are leaders of much of anything.

Senator Rubio Rips Pork-Laden Omnibus Bill

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl) voted against H.R. 2055, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, which passed the U.S. Senate on Saturday, Dec. 18th, 2011 in an attempt to avoid a government shutdown once again. The last minute deal was necessary due to the gridlock in the U.S. Senate where Majority Leader Harry Reid has refused to allow votes on the numerous spending bills sitting on his desk for months. Senator Rubio joins Senator John McCain who took to the Senate floor to voice his strong objections as to how this bill was rammed through without following proper authorizations procedures. Senator Rubio released the following statement explaining why he voted against H.R. 2055:

“This massive 1,200-plus page bill represents everything that is wrong with Washington. Our country faces major economic challenges, but Congress wasted the whole year stuck in partisan gridlock only to pass a funding bill that solves none of our problems, just to avoid a government shutdown. This plan spends too much, wastes precious taxpayer dollars to fund a menu of job-killing regulations, anti-life provisions and earmarks, and has been ushered through Congress in a highly secretive and non-transparent manner that didn’t allow for consideration of even a single amendment. I cannot support it.”

In the following Marco Rubio constituent mailbox video we see just how fed up Americans truly are with the current state of DC and the big government debt-spending that continues unabated.

Almost all House Republican measures to reign in spending that were included in H.R. 2055 as it passed through the House were somehow craved out by the Senate. The Senate did leave the Republican light bulb ban stoppage measure in the final bill. Senator Jim DeMint came out with a scathing letter about just what has transipred in the U.S. senate once again, titled, A Shameful End to the Year.In it we see the following truths exposed:

The hard choice Democrats have given Republicans has paid off for the big-spenders again.

Refusing to work together to cut spending, Democrats demanded that Republicans compromise with them to increase spending, or shut down the government.

As a result, Congress rammed through a 1,000-page, trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill that lumped 9 different appropriations bills in a single package at the very last minute rather than debating, amending, and voting on these bills in a transparent manner.

As was reported here, this last-minute spending spree to supposedly avoid a government shut-down is beng done by design by Senate Democrats, and Senator Jim DeMint appears to agree with that assessment:

It’s become a cynical yearly tradition in Washington to delay the big-spending votes until just before Christmas. After all, it’s how Democrats in the Senate passed ObamaCare. Members of Congress are now hurrying home after the vote without much talk, but it should not be forgotten. It represents a shameful end to a year that began with many bold assurances.

Conservatives must win a majority in the U.S. Senate in the 2012 elections if we are ever to reverse the course of big government debt-spending that threatens to throw America off of the debt-cliff she is standing on the edge of. It is blatantly obvious that Democrats refuse to curb their debt-spending addiction, to the detriment of our great nation.

House Defense Bill Will Fund DNC for Decades to Come

In a recent very informative article by Jeff Viral titled, House Votes to Approve Defense Bill, we see the following paragraph:

[Speaking about the defense bill that recently passed in the House] Specifically, the White House took issue with the detainee detention provision. The bill requires the military take custody of a suspect considered to be a member of Al Qaeda or its affiliates and those who are involved in planning or performing terror attacks on the United States. Legislators changed the language of the provision providing assurances nothing would impede the ability of civilian law enforcement to carry out terrorism investigations and interrogations in the United States. The bill does contain an exemption for U.S. citizens.”

A huge number of concerned citizens,Libertarians,s and assorted political activists are up in arms about the possible usage of certain provisions in the defense bill that could be used to imprison Americans without a fair trial on the simple basis of their political activities in demanding a limited, transparent and accountable, constitutional government. These concerns are not without merit, especially when looking at past world history. Hugo Chavez comes to mind here, as does the now six-feet under oppressive, murdering tyrant, Saddam Hussein. While taking into consideration the possibility of the American government using these newly granted powers that were given to the executive branch by the seemingly paralyzed-by-ignorance legislative branch in the recently House-passed defense bill that could result in the illegal detention of political dissenters, there is also the always-present hidden agenda behind Obama’s demand for certain provisions in this bill. Behind Obama’s demands for terrorists to be transferred to civilian custody is a semi-hidden agenda that is rarely being recognized today. The current much-discussed dangers of illegally locking up American citizens for 10 years without proven charges is a smokescreen being used to distract from the real agenda here. In Jeff’s above-linked article, we see that Senator John McCain (R-Rino-ville)made the following statement regarding the recently passed Defense bill:

“Sen. John McCain of Arizona said the legislation includes a “national security waiver” allowing the president to transfer suspects from military to civilian custody if he so decides.” When you start putting military war-prisoners under civilian custody, it comes with it a whole new set of rules that are not, in fact designed to deal with foreign enemy combatants. So why would the Obama administration demand these provisions be inserted into the Defense bill?

Big-Money Civilian Terrorist Trials Will Empower the Liberal Party U.S.A. For Decades to Come. They Will Also Enable the Massive Wealth Redistribution Inherent in Barack Obama’s Liberal/Socialist Ideology.

Photo: Michelle Malkin

In the early days of Obama’s administration, DOJ Chief Eric Holder was trying to force the civilian terror trials of GITMO enemy combatants to be held in NYC like a rabid dog furiously digging for a bone he had misplaced. The reason[s] Holder was so determined to put Gitmo detainees on trial in NYC is directly related to the recent Obama administration demands of military prisoners being transferred to civilian custody. Back in March of this year the reason behind Holder’s vigorous pursuit of civilian trials for Gitmo detainees was well documented in an article titled, Gitmo Military Trials to Start Back Up.

Mr. Holder was exposed as being a former Senior Partner in a law firm that was representing several Gitmo detainees by Michelle Malkin in an article back in Nov., 2009* In it she points out that:

“If you’ve been paying attention, you already know all about AG Eric Holder and his DOJ staff’s national security conflict of interest as senior partner with Covington & Burling — the prestigious Washington, D.C. law firm, which represents 17 Yemenis currently held at Gitmo.
After a quarter-century as a government lawyer, Holder joined the prestigious Covington & Burling business and corporate law firm.His salary jumped from under $200,000 as deputy U.S. Attorney General for the Clinton administration to more than $2 million a year as a Covington & Burling senior partner. During 2008, Holder spent countless hours away from his corporate office working for the Obama campaign—raising money, fielding calls, making speeches. “I hope the management committee is going to be real understanding when they see my billable hours this year,” Holder joked to The American Lawyer. It’s an investment, of course, and the law firm will get its political dividends later.”

This explains exactly why many Americans have been left scratching their heads since March in wondering why in the world the Gitmo terrorists/enemy combatants haven’t been put on military trial yet. Simply put, because this is the Liberal-fake Democratic Party U.S.A.’s endless supply of cash and wealth redistribution that is critical towards advancing their agenda. Money is power, especially in politics. Crony-capitalists posing as lawyers play a huge part in the DNC pay-to-play schemes. The Gitmo detainees will now represent an even bigger chunk of the DNC’s cash cow, thanks to the defense bill. Holder’s former lawfirm is set to rake in billions of dollars in lawyers fees, some of which will be used to fund the DNC as payback for Holder and Obama making sure these terrorist get huge, very expensive taxpayer-funded show-trials. The amount of kick-backs and play-for-pay cash inherent in Obama’s civilian terrorist trials makes the Solyndra $500 million dollar theft of taxpayer dollars to Obama-donors and campaign donation bundlers look like small potatoes here. This is the real reason behind the fake Democrat’s demands for civilian terrorist trials, and it has nothing to do with any semblance of justice. It’s all about the money, and the power derived from it.

How do civilian terror trials enable Liberal wealth redistribution? Simply by making sure these civilian terror trials are put on in Liberal states and cities. Look at past civilian terror trials. Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, NYC. These trials are very expensive compared to military tribunals, and more often than not, do not result in complete justice, as we see here, in the case of Ahmed Ghaliani, who was acquitted on all but 1 of 244 counts of terrorism-related charges, and in which it was proven fact that he helped an al-Qaeda cell buy a truck and components for explosives used in a suicide bombing in his native Tanzania on Aug. 7, 1998. The attack in Dar es Salaam and a nearly simultaneous bombing in Nairobi, Kenya, killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. Big-named DNC donors posing as lawyers love a long drawn out civilian terrorist trial where they have carte-blanche to bill thousands of hours to be paid by the taxpayers. The venue of these trials also enables back-door federal funding of bankrupt Liberal cities in funding the extra police and security needed for these trials. Holding federal trials in NYC and assorted Liberal bastions of irresponsibility in budgeting as mentioned above, will allow the so-called Justice Dept. to dole out truckloads of cash to assorted friends of the DNC for decades to come, thanks to the new provisions in the recently-passed House defense bill. It’s all about the money.

Now the word is that this defense bill, that has been redrawn on Obama’s wish-list criteria of holding civilian trails for enemy combatants and terrorists, will zoom through the U.S. Senate without any problems. Of course it will. Liberal Democrat Harry Reid runs the Senate these days. Now, thanks to Speaker Boehner and company bending over to Obama’s fund-the-DNC-through-civilian-terrorist-trials scheme, crony-capitalists posing as lawyers just might be more apt to help Obama get to that one billion dollar campaign fund they have been bragging about for the past year or so. Also strangely missing from this equation is the ACLU, as many Americans interpret parts of this bill as allowing the U.S. government to detain citizens without any proof or even a fair trial. Maybe, just maybe, if they weren’t doing Obama and Holder’s bidding today they would have gotten involved.

2012 just can’t get here fast enough.

Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 Breakdown

On Dec. 13, 2011 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3630 -The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011, by a vote of 234-192. H.R.3630 includes extending the payroll tax cuts demanded by President Obama, with a provision that calls for the speedy approval to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would produce an estimated 20,000 much-needed jobs immediately upon approval, with an additional hundreds of thousands of jobs created in related areas of employment in the near future. To out-of-work Americans struggling to provide for their families during the current recession, the approval of the KXL pipeline should appear to be an easy decision. President Obama, however, has taken a different view, in the fact that he has threatened to veto the tax relief extension, along with the unemployment benefit extensions all because H.R. 3630 contains the KXL pipeline provision.

Breakdown of H.R. 3630

House Speaker John Boehner details H.R. 3630 from his Speaker’s blog, that contains the following bullet points:

The Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act (read the bill | summary) up for a vote this week extends the payroll tax break for working families and extends and reforms federal unemployment insurance (UI) benefits – as requested by the president. It also includes job creation initiatives supported by President Obama in his economic plan, such as:

ENCOURAGING JOB CREATORS TO INVEST & GROW: The bill extends 100 percent business expensing through 2012 to make it easier for employers, small and large, to invest now in new machinery and equipment, grow their businesses, and create new jobs. [see the president’s plan]
EXPANDING ACCESS TO HIGH-SPEED WIRELESS: The measure includes spectrum auctions to advance wireless broadband service, bring interoperable broadband communications to public safety officials, spur billions in private investment, and create thousands of jobs – consistent with Rep. Greg Walden’s (R-OR) Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act. [see the president’s plan]
Other job creation provisions included in the bill would speed up approval of the Keystone XL energy project – which has broad bipartisan support – and stop excessive federal regulations that threaten job growth. Speaker Boehner said, “It is my hope that the president will accept this measure so that Americans can see that we are still capable of working together to the meet the challenges we face.”

The Heritage Foundation outlines the six provisions of H.R. 3630 and summarizes it’s final costs in an article from The Foundry. Here are their bullet points on H.R. 3630: (shortened versions)

Title I of the bill gets the government out of the way of a pipeline project so the private sector can create some jobs. It includes approval of the KXL pipeline project, forcing the EPA in issuing new rules governing commercial and industrial boilers, to allow reasonable time for development and implementation of the rules. In addition, Title I of the bill encourages job-creating investment by extending for another year the option for immediate tax deductibility of certain capital asset purchases.

Title II of the bill extends for a year the employee payroll tax reduction. Title II also extends the unemployment compensation program, but with appropriate reforms to help the unemployed find jobs and to begin to tailor the overall program to changes in the economy. Title II extends for two years the forestalling of sudden automatic cuts in Medicare payments to physicians that would otherwise occur under the law (often called the “Doc Fix”). The bill also extends for a year the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program, one of the 70 federal welfare programs in need of integrated reform (see H.R. 1167/S. 1904).

Title III of the bill contains reforms to the federal flood insurance program that previously passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan basis. Among other things, the bill adjusts the financing of the program to improve its actuarial soundness.

Title IV of the bill addresses the use of spectrum for communications purposes, including public safety purposes. Although a market-oriented approach to allocating public spectrum for public safety users would encourage efficient use of spectrum more than the bill’s approach of allocating dedicated spectrum to them, the bill uses market mechanisms to good effect in many of the other spectrum-related provisions.

Title V of the bill takes some action to reduce the increase in the federal deficit.The bill increases the mortgage guarantee fee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge for taking on the credit risk of loans, and takes a small step — small in comparison to the scope of the Medicare reforms needed but in the right direction — to adjust the Medicare program. Perhaps most importantly, the bill recognizes a new Medicare principle that, if the Government continues to subsidize premiums for Medicare beneficiaries, only those beneficiaries who have an economic need for the subsidy should receive it; thus, the bill increases the Medicare premiums paid by high-income beneficiaries, an element of the Heritage plan for Saving the American Dream. Title V of the bill also increases over time the amounts that Members of Congress and federal employees pay into their retirement programs and adjusts the basis on which the programs calculates retirement benefits. In addition, Title V reduces federal spending by eliminating for 2013 cost of living adjustments for Members of Congress and the federal civilian workforce. In the category of minor oddities, Title V imposes a 100% tax on excess unemployment compensation paid to millionaires; it would seem more appropriate for Congress to prevent receipt or require return of benefits, rather than imposing a tax to recover the funds.

Title VI of the bill makes technical changes to payment of corporate estimated tax, timing of certain fee payments in international trade, Senate procedure, and budget-scoring of the legislation after enactment.

The Congressional Budget Office reported that “enacting H.R. 3630 would change revenues and direct spending to produce increases in the deficit of $166.8 billion in fiscal year 2012 and $25.3 billion over the 2012-2021 period.”

Check out the all-important last line in The Foundry’s article about H.R. 3630. It increases the deficit by $166.8 billion dollars in 2012, then adds another $25.3 billion dollars a year to the federal deficit for the next 10 years!

In summary we see that Speaker Boehner once again lays out the lovely-sounding Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 as “giving away” tax relief and creating jobs while ignoring the deficit increases inherent in this bill. What part of the limited government by deficit and debt reduction mandates [that was given to the GOP by We the People in the 2010 mid-term elections] does Mr.Speaker not understand here? While H.R. 3630 gives President Obama and Harry Reid’s Senate Democrats everything they have demanded by way of increased debt-spending, this bill looks more like political theater than it does anything else. Does Speaker Boehner think that true conservatives are somehow going to be pleasedwith the billions of deficit increases in this bill?

Barack Obama says he will veto it so he can pander to the green-weenies that demand we increase our dependency on foreign oil while sitting on trillions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas, resulting in the now-famous “skyrocketing electricity prices” Obama previously promised us. Add to that the fact that Senate obstructionist Democrat Harry Reid claims that this bill is DOA in the Senate, and we are truly, once again on the infamous bridge to nowhere, as far as moving this country forward is concerned.

All which has lead to the following headline:  Government Shutdown Possible This Weekend from Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire:

“Prospects for a year-end congressional compromise on key tax and spending legislation grew more complicated,” the Washington Post reports, “as the Republican House passed a controversial version of a payroll tax cut extension despite a veto threat from the White House.”

“The increasingly contentious tax dispute threatens to derail what had been an emerging compromise on separate legislation to fund the government through next September, raising the specter of a possible government shutdown this weekend if the conflict is not resolved by Friday.”

2012 just can’t get here fast enough!

The Super Committee Smoke Screen: A Raging Success As Planned

I keep hearing that Congress’s Super Committee has failed due to the fact they could not agree on the “spending cuts” and “revenue enhancements” they were “supposed” to make. The sinister truth of this unconstitutional committee is that the perceived failure is actually a successful conclusion. You see, the whole idea at the outset was for failure. The goal of both parties from the outset was for this venture to fail so both parties could go back to business as usual. It was nothing but a smoke screen to self-justify raising the debt ceiling, a way to distract We the People so they could continue the trip to tyranny we are on. The Democrat Party base is happy they didn’t allow any spending cuts and the Republican Party base is happy they didn’t allow any tax increases. Those of us with any brains at all know the score. The party insiders won again. After all, what are we going to do about it, vote them out? Both parties are complicit and the “leaders” have been in office for decades without any danger of being voted out because they buy votes with the spending.

Am I not correct about this? Wasn’t this committee the “answer” to the “temporary” debt ceiling issue? They would raise the debt ceiling $2.4 trillion today while they debated how to cut $1.2 trillion over 10 years. And the “super committee” was to figure out how to “cut spending”, or in plain talk, disseminate the smoke screen so the citizenry couldn’t see Congress burn our country down. They can now go back to the normal finger pointing, partisan rhetoric, and baloney that Congress has become famous for while accomplishing absolutely nothing that will be a positive for We the People. They go back on the campaign trail and laugh at We the People all the way to the ballot box, while publicly blaming each other for failure as America burns to the ground.

And while WE the People were focused on the “Super Committee” and its perceived failure the criminals in the Senate have just passed legislation that suspends habeas corpus laws in the Bill of Rights, part of the original Constitution of the United States of America. The Senate, with many Republicans among the 61 votes, has effectively rescinded the 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments in the Bill of Rights with passage of SB 1867. It now goes to the House for the final nail in our coffins. They have also taken up concealed carry reciprocity, which gives federal government a say in how the 2nd Amendment is administered in each state. A state that requires no permit for concealed carry will now have to require a permit so other states can “reciprocate” their right to carry. They could have passed a law making national concealed carry without a permit the law of the land but they didn’t. How is that for a successful venture into totalitarianism? Bye, Bye 2nd Amendment.

How long do you expect the 2nd Amendment to last now that both political parties have decided Congress will determine state firearms laws? Chew on that one for a bit. They can’t figure out, after 2 months of wrangling, how to cut $1.2 trillion over 10 years but they can take away our constitutional rights with 2 different unconstitutional bits of legislation in a matter of days without so much as a single public hearing in Congress. Isn’t it wonderful when our government works so hard, behind closed doors, to “protect” us? Move on, nothing to see here folks!!!!!!! “The most transparent administration and Congress in history”. Uh-Huh!!!

While we were concerned about where the cuts were going to be made in the outlandish spending, they were busy taking away the rest of our freedoms. The super committee was designed to fail from the beginning. It was all a smoke screen to keep our eyes off of the gun rights issues, the right  to a speedy trial, the right to face our accusers, the right to have a jury of our peers when charged, and of all ridiculous things, the requirement that we be charged with a crime to be arrested. The Democrats demanded higher taxes and the Republican demanded lower taxes but neither demanded spending cuts, not real spending cuts; and while we were watching the circus clowns the Gestapo moved in, led by John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

Oh, they talked about cutting spending, but with base-line budgeting cutting spending means cutting the rate of growth not actually cutting anything. Neither party has any intention of cutting spending, a fact that should be apparent to even the dimmest bulb in America. If cutting spending was the intent why wasn’t spending cut when Bush had both houses of Congress with him? Why did the debt go up under Bush and a Republican Congress?

If cutting spending was the intent, why have Boehner and McConnell gone along with raising the debt ceiling so many times, including during the Bush administration? If cutting spending and balancing the budget (what budget?) was the goal why was cut, cap, and balance pilloried by Democrats and abandoned by Republicans before it was even  introduced? If cutting the deficit was the intent why didn’t it get done when Democrats had super majorities in both houses of Congress and held the White House?

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are being conned once again and all too many people believe the Republicans are the answer. I disagree. I see the Republicans as the right wing of the same bird that has the Democrats as the left wing, and both parties are giving us the bird every day. Unfortunately the great bird of prey that once was the American Bald Eagle has become the Republican/Democrat Bald Buzzard. They pick at the dying flesh of a once great nation; conceived in liberty, won and sustained with blood, and now being murdered by tyrants. We now can look to the old Woody Woodpecker nemesis Buzz Buzzard as our symbol of government. We the People, the 67% who call themselves TEA Party people, still represent the great American Bald Eagle but that eagle doesn’t reside in Washington, D.C.

When you look at who was picking members of this unconstitutional junta how could we expect anything positive to come out of it? Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are the two most radical Marxists to ever control Congress and on the other side we have John Boehnerand Mitch McConnell, two of the most meeley mouthed, milquetoast “leaders” I have seen in my life. Reid and Pelosi will pull no punches to turn America into a Venezuela style oligarchy while McConnell and Boehner would rather be known for being “civil and bi-partisan” than stand up for freedom, and We the People. Boehner and McConnell are either cowards or closet Marxists, and I tend to believe a combination of both. Boehner likes to play golf with Obama but would he play golf with me? Not a chance in the world. And what were they laughing and  smiling about at the photo-ops? Of course, I would rather Boehner go hunting with Dick Cheney than play golf with me.

I have pointed out many times, and will continue to point out, the similarities with Venezuela. Go do some research and see where Venezuela was before Hugo Chavez was elected president there. Go back about 10 years and start working your way forward to today. A power hungry despot has turned Venezuela into a dictatorship with the help of a complacent opposition party who would rather take a seat in the back of the bus than fight for a front seat, and a complicit media. We are about 3 to 5 years behind Venezuela on the outside. It may come as soon as next year.

If we continue to elect the same kind of people to government seats we will wind up like Nazi Germany and Venezuela. Both countries freely elected those who turned their countries into horror chambers. Hitler is gone but Chavez is still a plague on his nation. Obama, Reid, Pelosi, McConnell, Boehner, and their ilk are doing the same thing to the United States, and We the People.

Tim Cox has founded GOOOH (Get Out Of Our House at www.goooh.com ) to find citizen legislators who will go to Washington to govern, not rule; and then go back home to live under the laws they pass, as our founding fathers did. John Dummett is running for president as a Republican with the same goal in mind.  John is ignored by the Democrat and Republican media because he isn’t part of the party machine of inside-the-beltway, Ivy League educated, New World Order globalists. The talking heads of both parties want business as usual. That is how they make their money. Outsiders who are interested in truly “cleaning the swamp” would ruin their little partisan television face time appearances.

The super committee “failed” to find $1.2 billion (over 10 years) of spending cuts but Congress has succeeded in declaring white male veterans who hunt, belong to the NRA, and believe in life at conception as terrorists. All it takes is for a neighbor, or anyone else, to declare you a “dissident”. Does anyone still believe the super committee failed?

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma
December 2, 2011

Letter To Senators Regarding SB 679

Sen. Coburn, Sen. Inhofe,                                                                            May 9, 2011

I am writing about S.679, introduced by Charles Schumer on March 30, 2011 and co-sponsored by 15 other senators, including the Republican leader and six other Republican senators.  This is another case of the Chavezization of the United States of America.  Our founding fathers wrote the Constitution the way they did for a reason.  They didn’t want this nation to become a third world banana dictatorship.  These great men of thought and courage wrote the Constitution to give us a system of checks and balances to prevent one person or a small group of people from taking absolute control of our nation.

With the passage of this piece of dictatorial legislation, Congress will essentially vote themselves, and We the People into a state of irrelevancy.  We already have too many czars who owe their allegiance to Obama rather than to the Constitution as designed.  But it isn’t only Obama I am concerned about.  I don’t want any president to have this much unchecked authority to do as he wishes without any congressional approval.

It may be easy for you to just pass this off as a “streamlining of the system”, but to me and many other American citizens it is not streamlining, it is abrogating the duties you swore to perform when you were elected to Congress.  The background checks and investigations are supposed to prevent tax cheats and radicals from gaining important posts in our government.  Look what we have in charge of our government now.  A Treasury Secretary who evaded hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes because he misunderstood the tax codes (?), a member of the House of Representatives who evaded hundreds of thousands of dollars because he misunderstood the tax codes (?), radicals in Cabinet positions who seek to destroy this nation by preventing us from gaining energy independence, other radicals who are printing money like it will actually be worth something.  While Ben Bernanke is screwing the Chinese with his monetary policies he is also screwing the American citizens, but that is the point isn’t it?

Now we also have another agency telling a company it can’t move from a closed shop state to a right to work state?  Since when does the federal government have the right to tell any company where they can and can’t do business?  Isn’t dictating where they can or can’t operate a dictatorship?  Isn’t this what Adolf Hitler did? How about Hugo Chavez?  Is this what you call a free market system?  Or is this what we are becoming, a socialist state run by government fiat?

Charles Schumer certainly isn’t doing this for any improvement in our government, or in the growth of American exceptionalism, strength, and freedom.  He is one of the most radical communistic people in Washington and believes in the subjugation of the American people.   If you look at Schumer’s record you find nothing but dictatorial policies.  He wants absolute gun control, open borders, murder on demand against unborn children, and total government control of every aspect of the lives of the citizens of America, just to name a few.  Schumer is one who would give us a Hugo Chavez type of America.  This is not what the founding fathers designed and it is not what the American people desire.

Anyone who supports this legislation is not doing so for the betterment of a free society.  If you are willing to ride in the back of the Obama bus and take what crumbs he doles out that is fine but resign from office first and allow We the People to elect people with the courage it takes to govern a nation as great as America.

The co-sponsors:

Lamar Alexander

Scott Brown, what a surprise!!

Susan Collins, what a surprise!!

Jeff Bingaman

Richard Blumenthal

Thomas Carper

Dick Durbin, of course

Mike Johans

John Kyle, can you spell RINO?

Joe Lieberman

Richard Lugar

Mitch McConnell, Republican senate leader would sell our freedom? Of course!!

Jack Reed

Harry Reid, no surprise here

Sheldon Whitehouse

These are 15 senators who would sell the freedom of American citizens, and for what?  What do they have to gain by destroying the Constitution?  How many more are going to join in this travesty to destroy America?  As my senators I certainly hope you will not be a part of this.  We have already seen the freedom of American citizens, We the People, taken by Marxists who desire no more than to subjugate the American people for their own power, prestige, and wealth.

This cannot be allowed to stand.  The American people are standing up in record numbers to say NO MORE OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What is it going to take for Congress to listen to the people?  I am certain that you hear our voices.  Is it that Congress doesn’t care or is it that Congress thinks we don’t matter?  It must be one or the other because the voices of the people are being ignored.

This legislation gives any president unlimited power and finishes the destruction of our republic.  This will not be allowed to stand.  I understand the Democrat Party doing this.  It has been their goal for quite some time to destroy America and turn it into their fiefdom, but for Republicans to dance right along to the tune of radical Marxist dictators is disturbing and frightening.  It is time for the rank and file of the Republican Party in the senate to revolt and put a stop to this abrogation of duty by Mitch McConnell.   He has consistently lied to the American people and has shown he does not have the courage or ability to stand for the rights of We the People and the provisions of the Constitution of the United States of America.  He would rather ride in the back of Obama’s bus than stand for freedom.  He either does not have the courage of his convictions, or has no convictions at all.  I tend to believe the latter is the case.

It is time for the freedom loving members of the Senate to act.  If you cannot remove Mitch McConnell from leadership and replace him with someone of character, courage, and integrity then resign your positions and we will find American citizens who will actually uphold the oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.  We the People have had enough of this.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

 

In God We Trust,

Bob Russell
Claremore, Ok.

 

 

More Obstructionism from Obama's Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats, led by  Majority Leader Sir Harry Reid once again blocked a simple vote on an FCC rule-blocking resolution in the U.S. Senate today by a total of 52 – 46. You see, Harry Reid is desperately trying to protect big government Liberal Democrats from having to vote on important legislation simply to try to hide them from their Liberal agenda of the past five years. This kind of irresponsibility in refusing to carry on the people’s business is inexcusable, especially when we have a President on the campaign trail 24/7, bellyaching and misleading the American people in saying that Republicans are not doing anything to try to improve our economy, or move the nation forward.  Again, speak to the Harry Reid-led Senate Democrat party of no, Mr. President, as this episode is another example of how empty your Republican- rhetoric is today.

  I have included a picture of Harry Reid and his political posse of irresponsible obstructionist here, just in case you  are having trouble identifying who is responsible for our Congress failing to do it’s duly-elected duties today. Take a good look Mr. President. These are your culprits, so climb down off your taxpayer-funded- ozone-destroying corporate campaign jet and head on over to the Senate office building and  tell them what a fool they are making you look like in blaming Republicans for the inaction of Congress over the past 11 months.

This Senate vote to block the FCC net neutrality rules that are slated to go into effect on Nov. 20th was done on a strictly party-line vote, with one glaring exception: Past leaders in the drive to impose the network neutrality laws,  Sen. John McCain  (R-AZ) and Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) chose to not do their duly elected jobs and were recorded as ” not voting.”  These irresponsible Congressional critters who hide from votes, or refuse to put up a recorded vote in our Congress so the people can hold them accountable in future elections need to be fined and or recalled from congress.  Enough is enough! If people can recall Senators from State legislatures across America simply because Unions spend millions of Union workers dues to spread misinformation and demand a recall election, then it’s high time we the people be allowed to take the same action against the tyrants of the U.S.  Senate who refuse to move this country forward by playing political games with America’s future.

2012 just can’t get here fast enough!

 

Stop the Nonsense Mr. President

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor would like to know just who President Obama is talking about when he recently stated, “I’m waiting for THEM to act.” ( in today’s campaign jobs speech) Of course in keeping with his current campaign pattern of whining that Republicans are “blocking his jobs bill,” we can safely assume that President Obama is referring to Republicans when he says “THEM.”  Mr. Cantor however, along with about 50 million other informed American citizens would like to see President Obama actually pin the tale on the donkey so to speak, and demand that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid put the now 18 House-passed job creation bills up for a vote in the U.S. Senate. Yes Mr. President, we can’t wait to hear your excuses for not demanding that Harry Reid bring the House-passed jobs bills up for a vote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop the nonsense and get on over to the Senate and have a chat with Prince Harry about why he is making you look like a fool running around the country blaming Republicans for what is in fact, Harry Reid’s very own Senate obstructionism.

The American people are not being fooled by your never-ending reelection campaign ploy of trying to blame the Republicans for not passing job creating bills.  The following facts speak for themselves, contrary to your current campaign  rhetoric. Just in case you are not aware of the 18 house-passed jobs creation bills sitting on Harry Reid’s desk right now, House Majority Leader Cantor has supplied us with the complete list:

Empowering Small Business Owners and Reducing Regulatory Burdens:
H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act
• Introduced by Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH) on March 2, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 292-130 on March 31, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act
• Introduced by Rep. Fred Upton (MI) on March 3, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 255-172 on April 7, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.J.Res. 37, a Resolution of disapproval regarding the FCC’s regulation of the Internet and broadband industry practices
• Introduced by Rep. Greg Walden (OR) on February 16, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 240 to 179 on April 8, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2018, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act
• Introduced by Rep. John Mica (FL) on May 26, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 239 to 184 on July 13, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 1315, Consumer Financial Protection & Soundness Improvement Act
• Introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy (WI) on April 1, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 241-173 on July 21, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2587, Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act
• Introduced by Rep. Tim Scott (SC) on July 19, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 238-186 on September 15, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2401, Transparency In Regulatory Analysis Of Impacts On The Nation
• Introduced by Rep. John Sullivan (OK) on June 24, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 249-169 on September 23, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2681, Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act
• Introduced by Rep. John Sullivan (OK) on July 28, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 262-161 on October 6, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2250, EPA Regulatory Relief Act
• Introduced by Rep. Morgan Griffith (VA) on June 21, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 275-142 on October 13, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2273, Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
• Introduced by Rep. David McKinley (WV) on June 22, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 276-144 on October 14, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
Fix The Tax Code To Help Job Creators:
H.R. 674, 3% Withholding Rule Repeal
• Introduced by Rep. Wally Herger (CA) on February 11, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 405-16 on October 27, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
Increase Competitiveness For U.S. Manufacturers:
H.R. 1904, Southeast Arizona Resource Utilization & Conservation Act
• Introduced by Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ) on May 13, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 235-186 on October 26, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
Encourage Entrepreneurship and Growth:
H.R. 2433, Veterans Opportunity to Work Act
• Introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller (FL) on July 7, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 418-6 on October 12, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
Maximize Domestic Energy Production To Ensure An Energy Policy For The Twenty-First Century:
H.R. 1230, Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
• Introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings (WA) on March 29, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 266-149 on May 5, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 1229, Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
• Introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings (WA) on March 29, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 263-163 on May 11, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 1231, Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act
• Introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings (WA) on March 29, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 243-179 on May 12, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act
• Introduced by Rep. Cory Gardner (CO) on May 26, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 255-166 on June 22, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 1938, North American-Made Energy Security Act
• Introduced by Rep. Terry Lee (NE) on May 23, 2011
• Passed the House by a vote of 279-147 on July 26, 2011
• Senate has taken no action to date

You are correct Mr. President, We cant Wait for you to stop the nonsense of stating that you “Are waiting for THEM to act,” when in fact “THEM” is none other than your very own Democratic Party’s Senate Leader Harry Reid that is denying our duly elected Congress from passing legislation that would promote job creation in America today.
2012 just can’t get here fast enough!

Dealing With the Occupations

I’ve heard a few libertarians who get a little bit defensive of how the Occupy Wall Street movement is treated, and for a while I wondered why that was. Every conservative I know has been very critical for obvious and good reasons. As a conservative libertarian, I usually reserve judgment, but as usual I fall somewhere in the middle of both ideologies. I’m personally disgusted by the overwhelming majority of the people at the “occupations”, their behavior, their political ideologies and solutions. The question I ponder is, “Is there a silver lining to the Occupy Wall Street movement? And what good can come from it?”

Before the Marxist elements became more obvious and widespread at the Occupy Wall Street movement, much of their disdain appeared to be aimed TARP and to a lesser extent, the Federal Reserve. Those are two areas of agreement conservatives have in common with them. This also means I have more in common with Occupy Wall Street radicals than I do with mainstream Democrats like Harry Reid and company. Occupy Wall Street seems to oppose the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I too think its way past time for them to end. Democrats have only paid lip service in their supposed opposition to the wars, which is why they didn’t end them when they had total control from January 2009 to January 2011. To be clear, there’s many more areas we disagree on, like their desire to “eat the rich”, forgive all debt, and enact a $20.00 minimum wage. Those are all insanely awful ideas, and while I think most Democrats agree that those are bad ideas, they probably all sympathize with the proposals to varying degrees and would like to move in those policy directions. But even if Occupy Wall Street opposes bailouts because they don’t believe there should be a private sector, if they oppose the Federal Reserve because they’d rather use the barter system instead of using currency, and if they oppose the wars because that they believe that money could be better spent on running petting zoos; their reasoning doesn’t really matter to me. The important thing is that we’d both vote against bailouts, against the Federal Reserve, and to end the current wars.

I was reading a 2011 Heritage Foundation guide that ranked all members of the House and Senate in terms of their conservatism. In the Senate, most Democrats had anywhere from 5%-0%, but Bernie Sanders, the admitted socialist from Vermont had a 14% rating, the highest by far of anyone on the left! That is shocking to most, but not to me. Bernie Sanders is without a doubt an absolute crazy leftist. But, Bernie Sanders introduced the “Audit the Fed” Bill in 2009 that was co-sponsored by ultra conservative senator Jim Demint. Someone who is also like Bernie Sanders in that regard is Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Kucinich is another far leftist, but he actually voted against Cap N Trade (because it didn’t go far enough), wants to impeach Obama over his violation of the War Powers Act and assassination of an American citizen (be it a very bad one), and opposes the Patriot Act. Regardless of Kucinich’s reasons, I’m totally with him on those agendas. Policy wise and to a lesser extent, principle-wise, there may be more common ground between the far left and the right.

Establishment Democrats are the absolute worst. Joe Lieberman is many republicans’ favorite democrat. I admire that he has principles, which is unusual for politicians in general, but that’s as far as my admiration goes. Lieberman has a neoconservative foreign policy and is a socialist domestically. What that means is that he is as bad as Barack Obama in terms of spending, if not worse. Speaking of terrible things, Democrats usually say and do whatever they need to, to get re-elected. I’m sure some Democrats are unaware of the harmful effects of their policies and have benevolence in mind. But most are interested in buying votes from every group they can possibly get a hold of. Democrats usually run against things, namely republicans. They will oppose republicans virtually on every policy, not because they necessarily disagree, but as a political tactic. This is beyond obvious when Democrats are in power and their foreign policy is seen by the American people. The only difference between Bush and Obama on foreign policy is that Obama wants Israel to return to its 1967 borders and that he likes to travel to countries and apologize for things America did 50-75 years ago.

Occupy Wall Street could be dangerous in the future. As winter weather comes in for the long haul, it seems the movement would face 2 options, it either dies out or revs up by becoming violent and [even more] lawless. Obviously we should hope that its the former. The latter would bring about the chaos and destruction that we see taking place in crumbling nations like Greece. Most rational people probably look at Occupy Wall Street as disgusting and view it negatively. I don’t see how the Democrats channel the movement into electoral success (by attracting new voters, they have the Occupy Wall Street vote pretty well in hand). The truly sad part of it is that it had some limited potential.

Instead of just voting a straight democrat ticket, a democrat tea party would’ve brought about positive changes for the country. Voting out all the crony capitalist Democrats as well as the ones supporting destructive entities like the Federal Reserve would be fantastic (but painstaking, as that would require replacing most of the ones currently serving). However its likely that the individuals who are currently occupying places are too lazy to bring about such productive change and to do in depth research on the policies that are actually causing the problems they are facing. As Reason Magazine’s Matt Welch pointed out, one of the great aspects of the Tea Party is that they are principled enough to vote for a candidate who they agree with on most policies but who is also a crazy who only dresses in a bunny suit (who obviously has no chance of winning), instead of supporting a worthless establishment republican who could easily win in the general election. Unfortunately, with far left nuts such as Michael Moore, Van Jones, and Cornel West in their ranks and financial support coming from the labor unions, Occupy Wall Street has insured itself as a worthless group of nasty, unemployed, angst filled useful idiots willing to take direction from absolute crazies or the people who promote many of the policies they say they oppose. Instead of a good policy or personnel reform coming from the Occupy Wall Street movement, the only silver lining may be independent voters running even further away from the democrat party.

State Medicaid Budgets Slashed / Where's the Outrage?

As we see President Obama currently campaigning across America and telling citizens that Republicans are out to hurt the poor, pollute the air and push Granny off the cliff, we see that the President’s administration is approving cuts to State medicaid healthcare programs, some of the them seeing as much as a 10% total reduction in funding. With medicaid costs soaring, many state budgets are on the verge of insolvency. Driven by higher enrollment and medical costs,  Medicaid spending was projected to rise an average of 11.2% in fiscal 2011, which ended in June, from $427 billion in 2010, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers. We were promised that healthcare costs would go down for everyone if Obama-care was passed into law, yet it is proving to do just the opposite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For fiscal year 2012, the association estimated state Medicaid spending will rise 19%, largely because of the end of the federal stimulus dollars.

Medicaid enrollment has exploded in large part due to the mandates in Obama-care that has made healthcare insurance so expensive that companies could no longer afford to offer it to their workers. While the stimulus package was touted as a way to spur the economy through such things as “shovel-ready-jobs” a huge part of it was spent to shore up over-burdened State Medicaid budgets caused by, you guessed it, the passing of Obama-care. If this was not the case, then why has the Obama administration had to hand out over 1300 Obama-care waivers, which temporarily allows health insurers to offer low cost plans,( which is outlawed in Obama-care) as of May, 2011?

Using federal stimulus dollars to prop up exploding medicaid costs due to Obama-care forcing millions of more people to be put on Medicaid rolls was just another gimmick to try to cover up the truth about the Liberal Democrats so-called health-care reform. As the stimulus dollars dried up, states are forced to make steep cuts to their Medicaid programs. This will hurt folks who had health care insurance from work before the passage of Obama-care, but are now on medicaid, plus the poorest of the poor. Where is the outrage?

Check this out for just one example of what is being done to the poor people on medicaid today:  More States limiting Medicaid hospital stays. What stands out the most in that article is the fact that many States have already received federal approval to cut Medicaid budgets, yet those facts have largely been hidden from us. Arizona, which last year stopped covering certain transplants for several months, plans to limit adult Medicaid recipients to 25 days of hospital coverage a year, starting as soon as the end of October.

Hawaii plans to cut Medicaid coverage to 10 days a year in April, the fewest of any state.

Both efforts require federal approval, which state officials consider likely because several other states already restrict hospital coverage.

Many states will simply refuse to discharge a patient who needs to stay the full time in the hospital, and say they will just eat the extra costs, but how long will they be able to keep their doors open under that scenario? Where is the outrage about [Democrat] Governor Jerry Brown cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from Medi-Cal, with the Obama administration’s approval?  Where is the outrage ?

Los Angeles Times: California Gets OK For Large Cuts To Medi-Cal
The Obama administration will allow California to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from Medi-Cal, a move doctors and experts say will make it harder for the poor to get medical treatment. California plans to reduce rates by 10 percent to many providers, including physicians, dentists, clinics, pharmacies and most nursing homes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday (Gorman, 10/28) Where is the outrage on how Obama and the far left Liberals in California want the poorest of the poor in California to go without medical care?

North Carolina is facing the same dilemma of medicaid budget cuts as California:

Associated Press/Houston Chronicle: Different Takes On NC Medicaid Shortfall Argued
Republican budget-writers and Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s administration quarreled Thursday over why North Carolina’s Medicaid program could face a $139 million shortfall this coming year. State health regulators told the Legislature’s chief oversight committee they’re falling short of meeting $356 million in net reductions for the division that oversees Medicaid, the government-run health care plan for poor children, older adults and the disabled. They said the savings are difficult, if not impossible to come by this year in part due to slow enrollment of the chronically ill in the state’s managed-care arm (Robertson, 10/27).

What has exasperated this problem is the fact that in the 2010 elections, Republicans were elected into governments across America and are now facing actual truth in numbers about their State budgets, many of which are mandated by law to be balanced annually. State budget battles are exposing the exploding medicaid cost-burdens being forced onto state budgets due to Obama-care mandates, and the attempt to hide these costs through federal tax dollars being  funneled to state medicaid programs through the stimulus package. 

With Republicans holding a majority in the House of Representatives today, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid no longer have carte blanche to use federal tax dollars to hide the disastrous effects Obama-care is having on State budgets across America.  This idea that “everyone gets free healthcare” with the passing of Obama-care is now proving to be nothing more than a Liberal fairy tale heavily rooted in the denial of the reality that comes with Obama-care.  When Barack Obama says he will insure an extra 35 million Americans through Obama-care, he conveniently refuses to tell the people just who he will steal from in order to pay for it. He started the whole thing off by taking $500 billion dollars from Senior’s Medicare to pay for Obama-care, and he is counting on Seniors to be naive enough to believe it was somehow Republicans who were pushing Granny off a cliff, and thus con them into voting for four more years of Barack Obama’s thievery from one class of citizens to another.     2012 just can’t get here fast enough!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The "Great and the Good" Fall Further Out of Touch With Reality

   In a recent CNN article titled “Obama goes on the road to promote jobs,” we see the following statement:

Obama’s senior strategist David Axelrod vowed Sunday that every part of the bill will reach a vote.
“The American people support every single plank of that bill, and we’re going to vote on every single one of them,” Axelrod said on ABC’s This Week.

Just what “American people” could Axelrod be referring to there? Considering that his boss’, [ Barack Obama’s] approval ratings are still at historically low levels due in large part to Obama’s first failed Stimulus 1.0 package of 2009, just what American people supposedly support every single plank in his current Stimulus 2.0 plan? That statement shows the Obama administration to be completely out of touch with the American people today. This seemingly ignorant statement as to the reality of how Americans are very disgusted with Obama’s failed policies is not just being parroted by Obama’s administrative policy-puppets, but are also being parroted by the majority of the Liberal Democratic Party of today. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Shultz chimed in with the out-of-touch-with-reality rhetoric about how the American people support Obama’s fake jobs plan, which was voted down in the U.S. Senate with Democratic opposition.

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, “Polling shows overwhelming support for Congress to pass the entire bill. It’s absolutely critical.”

Just what “polling” is the DNC chief propagandist referring to there? Sure, if you poll 50 uninformed people, 3/4 of them Union teachers begging for more Democratic bailouts at taxpayer expense, I suppose you could see some support for the Union vote-buying scheme known as Obama stimulus 2.0.0. As far as mainstream working class people supporting Obama’s fake jobs bill, that statement is an outright lie. The simple fact of our current 9.1% unemployment rate proves that to be untrue, unless the American people today enjoy being out of work while the Great and Good of the DNC, like DWS enjoy $16.00 muffins, Platinum-plated health-care and enormous retirement packages after “serving” in congress for as little as two short years.

A recently disgraced member of the “Democratic Great and Good club”, Mr. Anthony Weiner  will be receiving a generous pension package even though he was ousted from Congress for basically being shown to be a sexting pervert and a total disgrace to the words “Honorable Congressman.” From allvoices.com:

Even after stepping down like this, Anthony Weiner will still get all the retirement benefits from the Congress. He will be eligible for a congressional pension of up to $46,244 each year. In addition to that Weiner will even be able to collect the balance of his Congressional Thrift Savings Plan, which currently stands at $216,011.

Another member of the Democratic Great and Good society, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid also parroted Obama’s lie about the American people supporting every plank of his Stimulus package 2.0.0, even though Reid voted no in the Senate vote on Obama’s jobs bill. Reid stuck to parroting Obama’s lie about Republicans not putting forth any bills to encourage job creation:

Speaking to a conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged the GOP to “get off of this kick of saying that the only thing that will create jobs is to lower taxes.”
“I say to my other friends on the other side of the aisle, if you don’t like what we’re trying to do, give us something that is constructive that we can do to create jobs,” said Reid, D-Nevada.

Senate Republicans gave Harry Reid this jobs bill, and the House also passed jobs bills here, that Reid ignored and refused to put up for a vote, and the Veterans jobs bill that Obama and Reid tried to claim as their own were all put forth by Republicans. So much for the lie that republicans have not proposed any jobs bills. Harry Reid also nuked the U.S Senate in an attempt to block the vote on the jobs bill.

In the ultimate example of just how far out of touch with reality the Great and the Good of Liberal-la-la land are today, even though Obama’s jobs bill went down in flames in the Senate, Obama is still harping at House Republicans to pass every part of it: (Talk to your Senate puppet Mr. Reid, Mr. President, instead of the petty partisan campaign ploy of blaming Republicans for your failed policies)

During the trip, “the president will challenge Congress to get to work this week passing every element of the American Jobs Act piece by piece,” Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.
The first part Obama will focus on is a proposal to prevent teacher layoffs, as well as saving jobs of police officers and firefighters, Earnest said.

Every single “job’ mentioned in the above statement just happens to be…. Union jobs. “Prevent teacher lay-offs?” I am unaware of not one single student who has arrived at school to be told there is no teacher available for class in any school in America this year. NONE.  As a matter of fact, the last stage puppet Obama used to show the people just who he “will put back to work” with his jobs bill….wasn’t even out of work at the time. The Great and the Good of the elitist Liberal Party want to “prevent” layoffs, “create or save” millions of jobs, and generally fool the American people into telling Congress to give them another half a trillion in dollars of debt to be strapped onto the backs of our children. All in order to fill Obama’s campaign coffers for his perpetual reelection campaign of 2012 by paying off big labor Unions. The reality of the situation says the American people are, in fact, wise to your fake jobs bill to pay off Unions and crony capitalists just like you did with the stolen stimulus bill cash, and DO NOT WANT ANOTHER FAKE  STIMULUS BILL.  2012 just can’t get here fast enough.

Jobs Bill Goes Down in Flames in Senate Vote

President Obama’s fabled American Jobs Act failed in a vote in the United States Senate last night, 50-49. While the AP states that “The Senate Republicans voted last night to ‘kill’ the jobs package,” Democratic Senators Ben Nelson and Jon tester both also voted against Obama’s jobs bill. They are both up for reelection in states Obama figures to lose in next year’s elections. With both Democratic Senators acknowledging that a vote for this fake jobs bill could very well get them fired next year due to the obvious fact that the voters do not approve of this bill, then why would the rest of the Democrats be voting against the wishes of the people once again? (as they did in the Obama-care vote) This is further proof that when we the people say no more fake Stimulus packages, no new taxes, and no more government intervention into our lives, we mean it! (and will vote accordingly) The GOP now seems to be “getting it” and yet the Democrats still do not seem capable of understanding just what message we were sending in the historic beating they took in the 2010 elections, and what it was all about.

Harry Reid-the-game-player even went so far as to pull another trick last night in trying to shove this jobs bill down Americans throats against the wishes of the majority of the citizens. He actually voted against Barack Obama’s jobs bill! After all of his ranting and raving up on the Senate floor in trying to rally the Democrats to pass the jobs bill, why in the world would Harry then turn around and vote against it? I,ll let the AP tell you why:

The $447 billion plan died on a 50-49 tally that garnered a majority of the 100-member Senate but fell well short of the 60 votes needed to keep the bill alive. The tally had been 51-48, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., switched his vote to “nay” so that he could force a future revote.

(emphasis mine)

Harry Reid just nuked the U.S. Senate in order to supposedly stop unnecessary debates in the Senate to be able to devote more time to deal with “all of the important business” that they need to do, and yet sets up another waste of time jobs bill vote by changing his own vote. Harry the hypocrite strikes again.

Harry isn’t giving up on ramming Obama’s fake jobs bill down American’s throats, and neither is Barack: “Tonight’s vote is by no means the end of this fight,” Obama said in a statement after the vote. “Because with so many Americans out of work and so many families struggling, we can’t take `no’ for an answer.” Once again, we the people say we will kick anyone out of office voting for this retread of the failed stimulus fraud, and Obama says “we won’t take no for an answer.” Barack also says that any Senator who votes no on this measure should have to look the voters in the eye and explain why they voted against it. Explaining why they honored the wishes of we the people and voted down your fake jobs bill isn’t difficult at all Mr. President, especially while I’m patting my Senators on the back for listening to the hundreds of calls we made demanding that they vote down your Stimulus 2.0. Jobs are needed for all Americans, not just your Union bed-pals and campaign donors. Now that is has been defeated, do you think our President will actually get off the Pass My Jobs Bill campaign trail and do the job he as elected to do in the future? Don’t count on it, as he has stated that he won’t take no for an answer. When we the people vote him out of our White House in 2012, maybe he will wish he had said “YES WE CAN: listen to the people, instead of asking his stage props at his way-too-numerous campaign tours to chant “Four more years.” We can’t take four more years of 9.1% unemployment, big government expansion and the massive push towards Socialism that has come with the hope and change fraud of 2008. We can’t.. and we won’t.

UPDATE: Senator Mike Lee explained to Greta Van Susteren, just why the Jobs Bill failed in the Senate.

A Message from Senator Jim DeMint: Harry Reid Nukes the Senate

 Fellow Conservatives:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) fundamentally weakened the United States Senate yesterday in a desperate attempt to block a vote on the President’s stimulus bill.

Using a simple majority vote, Reid used the "Nuclear Option" to change the rules of the Senate so senators cannot offer amendments. In the future, senators will only be able to modify legislation if Harry Reid agrees to it.

Harry Reid changed the rules of the Senate because Republicans planned to force a vote on President Obama’s stimulus plan. The plan is so unpopular that it was going to be defeated by Republicans and Democrats when it came up for a vote. This would have embarrassed the president so Reid and the Democrats just changed the longstanding rules of the Senate to block it. You can learn more atRedState.com.

The Senate is supposed to be the "World’s Greatest Deliberative Body". That means debating, amending, and voting on legislation — all things Harry Reid has sought to avoid during his tenure as Senate Majority Leader.

Folks, we’re teetering on tyranny. We must elect a conservative majority in 2012 to stop this madness.

This latest attempt to ignore the rules and force bad legislation on the American people is alarming, but it’s not that surprising. Democrats have been ignoring the U.S. Constitution and blowing through its stop signs for years.

Republicans can protect their rights in the Senate but it requires 41 Republican votes to keep the Democrats from cutting off debate. Unfortunately, too many Republicans lack the courage to stand together for the principles of freedom.

The only way to take our country back is to elect true conservatives to the U.S. Senate. We need principled leaders who care more about defending our freedoms than their own political careers.

I want to thank each of you for being members of the Senate Conservatives Fund and for supporting our endorsed candidates. Because of your support, SCF has invested over $500,000 in two outstanding candidates — Josh Mandel in Ohio and Ted Cruz in Texas.

 

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