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5 of 12 Members of the Super Committee Received Bundled Cash from Lobbyists

5 of the 12 members of the deficit Super Committee received Bundled Cash from Lobbyists.

It's not how they normally get the cash, but you get the idea.

 

Shall we name names?

Yes we shall!

Co-Chairmanship of an Unconstitutional Congressional Committee apparently has it’s privileges:

Paty Murray D – WA $262,000 (democrat co-chair)
Jeb Hensarling R – TX $235,500 (republican co-chair)

And sometimes it’s not bad just being a member:

Chris Van Hollen D – MD $40,000
Dave Camp R – MI $32,000
John Kerry D – MA $20,425

Source: http://sunlightfoundation.com/

John Kerry Blames Republicans For Super Committee's Failure


Well, it looks like Liberals have no intention of deviating from their tired, old playbook.  Shortly after President Obama blamed Republicans for the failure of the Super Committee, John Kerry called into CNN and piled onto the bandwagon too.  Check it out.

What do you think?  Is it mighty big of the Commander in Chief (and a man who once ran for that position) to lay all of the blame on Republicans?  Or are they out of their minds?

Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or in the comments below.

The Blame Game Continues.

As most people have probably heard by now Sen.  John Kerry said, “Well, it’s a partial wake-up call. I believe this is, without question, the Tea Party downgrade”
Sen.Kerry Calls U.S. Credit Change The “Tea Party Downgrade” |RealClearPolitics.  David Alexelrod continued with the same rhetoric, as did many members of the Democratic Party, along with members of the press without any evidence to support those statements. “The fact of the matter is that this is essentially a Tea Party downgrade,” Obama adviser David
Axelrod said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”via ObamaDismisses Standard & Poor’s Downgrade, Sees New Urgency in Debt Talks – ABCNews. Vermont’s
Democratic Governor Howard Dean said, “”I think they’ve been smoking some of that tea and not just drinking it.” What ever happened to honest reporting? Why does it suddenly seem okay for the press to report whatever they want, without having any evidence whatsoever, to back up what they are saying?

Still, name-calling and playing the blame game will not solve our fiscal problems. Both sides can blame the other until the cows come home, after all we are close to re-election time, which seems to be more important than dealing with our failing economy.  The need to find a scapegoat rather than take responsibility seems to remain the norm on the hill; unless of course they get caught red-handed.  Let’s be clear: the tea party had nothing to do with the downgrade.  The Tea Party are those American’s who share the same concerns with regard to government spending, big government, and free enterprise. People in the Tea Party believe in the country and the constitution; those rights that are disappearing at the hands of big government right before your eyes.

David Beers, who heads Standards and Poor’s, made a direct statement suggesting Washington needs to get their fiscal house in order by downgrading the United States AAA rating. The blame from the left continues and when one strategy is unsuccessful they will resort to another. But, our excessive spending over the years, by both parities, got us into this
situation. However, Mr.Obama has spent more money in his term, to date, then that of the former president. Both houses were controlled by the Democrats, and yet they failed to do anything to address this countries fiscal deficit, yet they continue to blame the Tea Party and republicans. In two and half years they had control of congress, they don’t even have a budget. The debt ceiling was raised and this president spent sixty percent of the total in less than one day. U.S.eats up most of debt limit in one day – Washington Times.

Our debt situation is the problem, that is clear, yet I can’t help but wonder why we continue to give aide to foreign countries such as China who holds the world’s second greatest economy? The United States gives for example, $275 million to China, who claims they are a developing country and yet they hold $1.2 trillion of our debt.  This is tax-payer funded aid to China and they use the money on programs that have little or no impact anywhere in the world. So instead of passing the buck, taking time off, and blaming the other side perhaps this president along with congress should get together and try to come up with a sound package, like the Mack Penny Plan, to cut spending and put our country back on track.

 

 

Spinning the Downgrade

On Friday, S&P downgraded the U.S. credit rating to AA+ from AAA. The downgrade report complained that the debt ceiling deal did not do enough to stem the tide of future deficits and debt.

While the report blamed no political parties, politicians, groups, or approaches as the reason for the shortfall, Democrats have been falling over themselves to blame Conservatives for the negative credit rating.

John Kerry came out and applied bias where there was none on Meet the Press Sunday.

Justin Ruben, executive director at MoveOn.org, an extreme left-wing organization, expressed outrage at the President for not taking a more aggressive stance against fiscal Conservatives.

“It’s a terrible deal that will destroy jobs and big part of reason is because president accepted the premise that it was okay to hold economy hostage,” Ruben said. “Instead of saying, ‘this is outrageous’ and ‘You will not threaten the full faith and credit of the U.S.,’ and telling America what the Republicans are doing, he sat down and said, ‘let’s bargain’ and tried to show he was more reasonable.”

Ruben’s demand for less compromise is in direct opposition to the President’s attempts to bring both sides together. Mr. Ruben’s spun the whole outcome by saying that the deal itself is what threatens the “full faith and credit of the U.S.”. Incorrect. Had Obama toed the line with Ruben’s idea of raising the debt limit without curtailing spending or raising revenue, two more ratings agencies would likely have joined in the downgrade. Only because some slowdown in spending was present in the bill at all did Fitch and Moody’s leave the nation’s AAA rating in-place.

On the Sunday circuit, progressive talking points were prevalent. “We can’t cut our way out of this recession” was heard loud and clear. This a variation on Obama’s, “we can’t cut our way to prosperity” theme. While we haven’t even tried spending cuts as a method to save the economy, we have empirical evidence that taxing and spending our way to recovery does not work.

The rising-star, progressive commentator and writer Ezra Klein tweeted, “This didn’t happen because an earthquake wrecked our factories or a plague hit our workers. It was Congress. Particularly GOP in Congress.” in reference to the S&P downgrade.

The more honest perspective is that Speaker Boehner had accepted an Obama administration deal that included over $800 Billion in revenue enhancement (lefty-speak for increased taxation). Obama then came back to the table with an additional $400 Billion in demanded taxes while still keeping Medicare, food stamps and Social Security off the table – turning compromise into arm twisting.

The spin is working. Liberal forums are full of comments where the democrat-faithful are extremely upset at the lack of reporting that the S&P report specifically calls out Republicans for having obstructed the debt deal. They will have to remain upset for quite some time as the report contains no such admonition. In fact, the report is careful to make no comments for or against either party nor does it recommend either cutting nor taxation as the chosen remedy.

S&P had needed to see $4 trillion in deficit reduction – the deal only delivered $2.7 trillion. If the democrats had gotten what they originally demanded, there would be $0.

If not for the Conservatives, this downgrade would have come faster, may have been worse (AA-) and could have included Fitch and Moody’s lowering the nation’s ratings as well. If the politicians in Washington fail to cut the deficit by much more than Conservatives already have, we will see further downgrades in the coming months and all the scary stuff that Democrats threatened the country with before the debt deal. Perhaps even that “Satan Sandwich”.

Is the Next Libyan Dictator Mahmoud Jibril?

Pictured at left is interim Prime Minister of Libya, Mahmoud Jibril (courtesy of Vincent Kessler/ Reuters.)  He was originally educated in Egypt and then later received his PhD  from The University of Pittsburgh. He is also a former member of Khadafy’s  regime who was working with his son Saif on economic reforms in Libya. While in college Jibril studied under a former U.S. intelligence official in Iran, one Richard Cottam, who later on became a political scientist who’s specialty was the Middle East.  That is a very interesting combination of skills we see there, politics, intelligence, and science. At this point one has to wonder if the intelligence agency employing Mr. Cottam wasn’t the infamous CIA.

When looking at the volatile situations across the Middle East and North Africa today, we hear very little about CIA involvement, but make no mistake, these types of situations have always involved the CIA, in one way or another. Therefore, I find it very interesting how a former Khadafy regime member who was schooled by a U.S, intelligence operative and political-science master has become the  *Interim Prime Minister of Libya* today with obvious American Leftist support.  At least we now know who our Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was talking to, when she stated she was in serious talks with the Libyan rebels who had yet to be identified by the rest of the world.  While this guy appears to come out of nowhere, his background proves that he has deep ties to certain American factions, most notably our most left-leaning politicians. Take note to date, that Mr. Jibril has yet to meet with the third most powerful representative of the American people,  the Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner.  Thus the numerous serious questions about our true agenda in engaging in the Libyan civil war illegally.  To get  Congressional approval for the Libyan war action, it would have to go through the Republican controlled House of Representatives, so President Obama just bypassed that Constitutional mandate completely.  So much for real democracy in America today.

Another interesting fact is that while studying in the United States, Mr. Jibril, who in fact went by the name Mahmoud Gebril ElWarfally when he lived in the United States, is in many ways an unlikely leader of rebellion. Also of note is that Mr. Jibril has problems spelling his own name properly or consistently, as in his own company in which he is the President, ” Gebril for Training and Consultancy.” Americans do not trust people who change their identities  in an attempt to hide their past actions, just look at Barry Seotoro, AKA  Barack Hussein Obama, for a good example of that.  Add in the fact that he has been mentored by a U. S.  intelligence operative, and had initially only been talked to by leftist Democrats John Kerry and Hillary Clinton when this whole charade started, and we see a distinct pattern emerging in the Libyan Civil War scenario.

Mr. Jibril , aka Mr. ElWarfally, has some interesting plans for Libya, which include nationalizing the oil industry, drafting a new Libyan constitution, and starting a new Central Bank, similar to what Mr. Hugo Chavez has done in Venezuela. Mr. Jibril also has visions of  installing a new television station in rebel-held territory,  while calling for the dismantling of Khadafy’s own television stations.  To deny anyone, even a ruthless dictator, the right to defend himself in the free speech arena is a very troubling sign indeed. Those plans are more  in line with installing a Socialistic Dictatorship than a true Democracy.

We also see what happens when the United States enters into a Civil war that is none of our business and becomes responsible for meeting the demands of the ragtag rebels seeking to overthrow Khadafy. To keep the rebellion afloat, opposition members are seeking aid including heavy artillery, cash, and the jamming of Khadafy’s television channels. Gene Cretz, the US ambassador to Libya, said his team is still deliberating what kind of support to offer the rebels as it tries to figure out exactly who all the people on the interim council are.

Will Libya end up being a true Democracy when this all plays out, or will it still be in the hands of just another Dictator similar to Khadafy?

Update 1: If you thought it was a conspiracy theory in the connection of Jibril/Libya war to the CIA here, check this out: Covert action coming.

Update 2:  NATO takes over air operations as CIA works the ground in Libya http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/31/libya.war/

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