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Payroll Tax Cut : House GOP Call Harry Reid's Bluff

The battle to extend the payroll tax cuts until the end of this year has reached a very welcome milestone recently. The House Republican leadership announced a clean tax cut extension bill yesterday, that does not include the added unemployment extensions nor the extension of the medicare “doc fix” that has been required since the passage… Read More »

Obama’s Budget: More Tax, Borrow and Spend

 The White House presented its 2012 budget Monday. A $3.8 trillion proposal which includes $1.43 trillion in new taxes on households whose incomes meet or exceed $250,000 (note: this is the new “progressive” definition of millionaires and billionaires), a fourth straight year of $1 trillion-plus deficit spending (which will require yet more borrowing), and new… Read More »

Obama's Budget: More Tax, Borrow and Spend

 The White House presented its 2012 budget Monday. A $3.8 trillion proposal which includes $1.43 trillion in new taxes on households whose incomes meet or exceed $250,000 (note: this is the new “progressive” definition of millionaires and billionaires), a fourth straight year of $1 trillion-plus deficit spending (which will require yet more borrowing), and new… Read More »

STOCK Act Passes in House 417- 2. Here Come the Hypocrites

The STOCK Act passed in the House by a vote of 417 – 2 , yet there was still plenty of complaining and partisan bickering during it’s passage on Thursday.  S. 2038, also known as the STOCK ACT is,  “An original bill to prohibit Members of Congress and employees of Congress from using nonpublic information… Read More »

H.R. 1734 Fed. Firesale to Reduce Deficit Actually Adds Taxpayer Debt

The U.S. House of Representatives is currently working on passage of H.R. 1734,  The Civilian Property Realignment Act.  According to TheHill.com, “The House on Monday night set up several votes on amendments to a bill that would set up a commission that would make recommendations on the sale of federal property in order to reduce… Read More »

Three-Dollar-Bill Obama

Way back in the early days of America, there were a wide assortment of traveling salesmen roaming from town to town selling everything from pots and pans to “magic elixir” guaranteed to cure everything from warts to polio. These unscrupulous traveling elixir peddlers became known by several terms, the most popular of which referred to… Read More »

Republicans Ensuring Obama’s Re-election

As we go further into the primary season I find the Republican Party doing more each day to ensure that Barack Obama gets re-elected in November. The establishment Republican elitists drove Herman Cain out of the running with a smear campaign of innuendo and accusation without one shred of evidence that any of these women… Read More »

CBO Predicts Fourth Consecutive Year With Trillion Dollar Deficit

. The Conressional Budget Office (CBO) treated us with some bad, yet expected, news: Another year with a deficit exceeding a Trillion dollars.  In their release, the CBO said: CBO projects a $1.1 trillion federal budget deficit for fiscal year 2012 if current laws remain unchanged. Measured as a share of the nation’s output (gross… Read More »

Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN) Retiring

. Fifteen term Indiana congressman Dan Burton announced today that he will not seek re-election to his 5th district seat in Congress.  The 73 year old Burton announced his decision today while addressing members of the Indiana House Of Representatives, but did not elaborate with details. Burton narrowly escaped the 2010 Republican primary election, beating… Read More »

#NDAA TwitterBomb Monday Night

Today – Monday, January 30, 2012 – starting at 7pm Eastern, Twitter users are encouraged to participate in a “TwitterBomb” for the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA. The NDAA allows for the unlawful, indefinite detention of American citizens, and has been mostly ignored by the media and politicians.  Only two Presidential candidates oppose this… Read More »

Congress To Attempt Self Policing… Really!

Would you trust your 7 year old child to “self-regulate” their sugar intake the day after Halloween?  Just leave your child with a gigantic bowl of candy, and tell them to use their own discretion.  Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it?  Members of Congress are now claiming that they will try something akin to that. Congress doesn’t… Read More »

"Turn This Ship Around" Becoming 2012 Mantra, And Movement

On January 25th, CDN reported on the new video by Florida GOP Candidate Mark Oxner, which was titled “Turn This Ship Around”.  The video created a buzz due to the unique – even odd – nature of the video, with it’s plethora of innuendos and subtle messages. Now, the message is spreading.  Connecticut Republican Brian K.… Read More »

Did You Forget About Oregon Election On Tuesday? We Didn't.

On Tuesday, January 31st, Floridians will be heading to the polling booths to vote in the Presidential primaries for their state.  But there is another election on Tuesday, and it’s on the other side of the continent. Oregonians will be participating in a special election to fill the vacant seat for the state’s 1st Congressional,… Read More »

Keystone Pipeline Now In Congressional Hands?

. Only two fistfuls of days after President Obama shut the door on the Keystone Pipeline project, it appears that The House Of Representatives and Speaker Of The House John Boehner may be kicking that door back open. On Sunday, Speaker Boehner spoke with ABC’s Jake Tapper on “This Week” saying: “All options are on… Read More »

Debt Ceiling Debate: Round 2

. Congress is fresh off the ‘Great Debt Debate of 2011′, and wasting no time in kicking off Round 2 of this fight.  Today, the US Senate rejected a bill that would have prevented raising the Debt Ceiling by another $1.2 Trillion. CNN.com has reported: A procedural motion to move forward with the bill was… Read More »