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Frustrated Democrat: Tea Party Makes it Impossible to Spend Money

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Especially when a Democrat Congressmen shares with the American public exactly why the Democrats are so frustrated with the Tea Party. Vice President Biden reportedly compared Tea Partiers to terrorists in  a private meeting with Democrats. While many other Democrats and  media outlets like polico and the New York Times are using the the “Tea Party Terrorist” line, no ...

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Making the Cut

As we all know money is on most everybody’s mind in these hard economic times, coupled with our Congress fighting each other over the debt and spending issues. No one in Congress has put any permanent solutions on the table but Cut, Cap and Balance seemed to be a step in the right direction. The House Republicans came up with ...

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The Debt “Deal” Is A Bad Idea

For what feels like the millionth time, I am utterly disgusted by the goings on in Washington.  This, of course, is nothing new, but the stakes are much higher this time and I feel like I’m watching a slow-motion train-wreck in action. For weeks, we’ve been warned by Congressional leaders in both parties, and by the President, himself, that August ...

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Liberalism and Child Play

I’m seeing a certain attitude from the left that I usually see in children. I’m talking actions that could be summed up in childhood hit phrases such as “I know you are but what am I”, “It wasn’t me”, and our dear leader’s favorite, “Lalalalala I’m not listening. Lalalalala.” Thing is, when any grown adult acts this way (especially if ...

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Illegals Crossing Back Into Mexico for Better Life – Mexico’s 4.9% vs. United States’ 9.2% Unemployment Rate

Well, Obama has had many failures since taking office with high debt, and high unemployment numbers. But there is one thing he is succeeding in doing – driving illegal aliens back across the southern border. I’m guessing this is not good news to him. In a recent article I read it said: “It’s now easier to buy homes on credit, ...

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Boehner Releases Framework of Debt Ceiling Deal

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

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A Dishonest Look at the Debt [White House Graphic]

On Tuesday, the White House posted a misleading graphic that took “blame Bush” to a whole new level. Besides using a time gimmick to make a false comparison, the chart (click for a larger view) has what must be intentional mis-truths spread throughout. The bar graph uses a dishonest mechanism to make it appear as if Obama is not spending ...

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July 28th Radio Show: Debt, Norway, and possible GOP VP choices [Recorded Show Included]

Show Time: Thursday July 21st, 7pm pacific, 8pm Mountain, 9pm Central, 10pm Eastern Tune In: Plain, Hard Truth Radio Show Call in: Be part of the program – call in to the show: (424) 220-1807 Guests: Nicole Pearce and Andrew Staroska from Truth About Bills. Show Topics: Join Michelle and Rich as they take your calls on the budget crisis, the Norwegian ...

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They Aren’t Taking This Seriously

The debt mess is a huge mess and a whole slew of people aren’t serious about cleaning it up. Yesterday, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scored John Boehner’s plan and said that it only cut the deficit by about one trillion dollars over ten years. That same office scored Harry Reid’s plan and said that it would cut twice ...

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Boehner’s Reponse To Obama’s Debt Speech [Full Text and Video]

Here’s the transcript of House Speaker John Boehner’s repsonse to Obama’s irresponsible, blame-game speech on the debt crisis: Good evening. I’m John Boehner. I serve as Speaker of the whole House — of the members of both parties that you elect. These are difficult times in the life of our nation. Millions are looking for work, have been for some ...

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McConnell: Obama Rejected Bi-Partisan Debt Proposal

Today, Mitch McConnell spoke out on the political games being played by the White House on the debt battle. While on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader McConnell said [emphasis mine]: The responsible path forward was clear to everyone – a plan that avoided default and required additional savings before any further increase in the debt ceiling. Leaders from both ...

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Senate Rejects Cut, Cap and Balance Bill

As Harry Reid announced, the Senate voted on the Cut, Cap and Balance bill today. However, the bill, which is intended to cut the amount of spending, cap the amount of the GDP used to be paid into debt, and to balance the budget. This leaves the ongoing issue still unresolved. The Senate vote was 51-46. There were plans for the ...

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Senate WILL Vote on Cut, Cap and Balance

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced that the Senate will vote on the Cut, Cap and Balance bill that passed in the House earlier in the week. The vote may come as early as this afternoon or tomorrow. The bill intends to to cut the amount of spending, cap the amount of the GDP used to be paid into debt, ...

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