Category Archives: Deficit

This Is Not Politics

This is obstructionism at its worst.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) tried to bring up the House-passed payroll-tax bill for a vote with the intention of summarily rejecting it, but Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) objected. McConnell pushed for the Senate to first vote on an omnibus spending bill that would fund much of the federal government through 2012 and avert a shutdown after Friday night.

The two leaders ended their exchange with no immediate path forward. McConnell urged Reid to negotiate with Boehner, but Reid said “the Speaker can’t negotiate with me until this bill is killed” — referring to the payroll-tax measure.

Read the whole thing.

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White House Claims $$B Savings In 2 Years

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years. These investments will save billions in energy costs, promote energy independence, and, according to independent estimates, create tens of thousands of jobs in the hard-hit construction sector. The $4 billion investment announced today includes a $2 billion commitment, made through the issuance of a Presidential Memorandum, to energy upgrades of federal buildings using long term energy savings to pay for up-front costs, at no cost to taxpayers.

At no cost to taxpayers? Huh? How is that possible with the billions needed to be spent by federal and private sector energy upgrades, as mentioned above?

What are they smoking in the White House? Will it need to be fumigated come January 2013? Seems it will.

DOJ Sues Another State

This time it is Utah. Two days before Thanksgiving.

The first paragraph from their own, uncolorful, website proclaiming –

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice today challenged Utah’s immigration law, which comes after recent lawsuits in Arizona, Alabama and South Carolina.

How, selfish, of them. Telling states they are not allowed to protect themselves, their lawful residents, their budgets and their way of life. Is it the Feds job, Eric? Then why don’t you do it??

By the way, Eric, where is the money coming from to support all these lawsuits? Just how many states are you willing to sue? Do you really expect the states to respect you for this?

No soup for you, Eric.

No Thanks POTUS

No Thrill Up His Leg

Seems Chris Matthews might be seeing no light at the end of this Administration’s term? Is that right?

What? Is Chris Matthews trying to become Conservative?

Don’t make me laugh.

Screwed Yet Again

Because the Pres**ent B Obama loves to play politics (but with real cause and effect), we will not get any additional oil from Canada (due to putting off the Keystone Pipeline decision until ….. later, much later).

Apparently, BO thinks this is smart politics.

At the expense of 300 million citizens of the United States. (Because, Canada will now sell to others.)

Just like he has done with Obamacare.

He only cares about himself.

Come November of 2012, let’s care enough to open the door for him – and shove him out.

San Fran Nan Gets Grilled

Former Speaker of the Hous Nancy Pelosi gets questioned by a reporter about a possible conflict of interest.

Video at the link. This way, you get to see, and hear, just how ….. spin …… takes off.

Personally, I would have preferred the reporter had been more hard hitting about it by specifying more detail – such as the bill number, title, bank name, specific dates and votes. That would have been even better.