Tag Archives: House of Rep.

United We Stand

What Boehner Said To The Caucus
from The Washington Post,
Jennifer Rubin

I went on “Fox News Sunday” this morning because it was the most effective way to tell everyone where things stand. It boils down to this: The president wants his $2.4 trillion debt limit increase all at once, without any guarantees that we’re going to cut more than $2.4 trillion in spending. The administration says they have to have it all upfront so we don’t have to deal with this again until after the next election. You heard the president say that himself on TV the other night.

Civics Lesson

From a friend:

Ludwig von Mises, one of the greatest economists of all time (1881 -1973) wrote, “There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.” This is the choice that the nation faces today. Which decision will prevail? (To visualize the problem we face, check this out: http://www.wtfnoway.com/

As the nation bumps up against the debt ceiling, the news media continues to babble about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush, and Obama continues to blame Bush for the problem.

So once more, a short civics lesson. This is so important and unreported that I urge you to pass it along to everyone in your address book.

Ellen

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress from January 2007 until January of 2011 is the Democratic Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009 as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For FY 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.

In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is, I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I expanded that deficit four-fold as President.

There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on! This is your chance to make a difference.

Stay Focused, Connected, Informed & Inspired… And don’t forget to forward to everyone you know…

Ellen Sauerbrey

Dingy Harry To Fold

According to Zero Hedge.

Reid to offer at “least $2.5 Trillion” in deficit redux w/ no revenue increases, Dem. source tells CNN. No further details. Yet.

Congress Writes the Laws

Apparently, that’s what Boehner told the POTUS.

“As I read the Constitution, the Congress writes the laws and you get to decide what you want to sign,” Boehner said, recounting what he told the president, according to two sources.

Read more.

Cut Cap And Balance

House of Representives approved their version, 234 to 190.
Read GatewayPundit’s article on it here. With video of Paul Ryan.

UPDATEx2: Carney Full of Blarney

Apparently, Mr. Carney says that leadership doesn’t need to propose a plan.

Okay, so why is the White House waiting around for Congress then? They didn’t pass a budget for, what, two years now?? Is that leadership? I say, no. POTUS hasn’t offered a plan despite all his television appearances. Is that planning? If so, exactly what is he planning, hhhmmm?

There have been plans come from members of Congres in the recent budget/debt talks, sounds like some measure of leadership there, right?

I’ll let Jim Geraghty of NRO fill you in on the dialogue between Carney to Jake Tapper’s question.

It’s a doozy, and indicates Carney needs to go back to a school that teaches common sense.

UPDATE: Carney admits the WH has no plan. And then defends that position.
This would be funny if it wasn’t coming from federal officials. Yup. I’m not laughing.

UPDATEx2: Carney does it again when asked where is the President’s plan. I’d call this a circus, but how can it be when it is just one man giving these inane responses?

House Reps Want Your Wages to Reduce Debt

These guys, specifically, signed on to a Bill HR 2411 – to have your employer (once you volunteer, of course) withhold a percentage of your salary for the purpose of reducing our nation’s debt. Now isn’t that – curmudgeonly of them?

From the Bill: Mr. CRAWFORD (for himself, Mr. TIBERI, Mr. FINCHER, Mr. LANDRY, Mr. DENHAM, Mr. DOLD, Mr. FLORES, Mr. GRIFFIN of Arkansas, Mr. AUSTIN SCOTT of Georgia, Mr. HUIZENGA of Michigan, Mr. PALAZZO, and Mr. GUINTA) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

At least I don’t see any names from Maryland here. And I had better not.

Read more on this Boiling Frog Alert.

Not tax deductible, he says. Now isn’t that the icing on the – where’d the cake go?

One more thing, why these dolts feel the need to do this when people can already send monetary gifts to the Treasury is beyond me. Haven’t they enough real work to do?

Gifts to the United States:
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Credit Accounting Branch
3700 East-West Highway, Room 622D
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Reasonable vs. Unreasonable

Okay, which is it?

Bill to ban crosshairs – Representative Bob Brady (Democrat) of Pennsylvania told The Caucus he plans to introduce a bill that would ban symbols like that now-infamous campaign crosshair map.

There is such a thing as the First Amendment you know, Bob. Can’t you at least wait awhile before opening your mouth and removing all doubt you don’t know what you are doing?

Reasonable people already know how to “tone down the rhetoric” – it’s the unreasonable people that do the things they do.

Don’t take your frustrations out on the rest of us.

UPDATE: Arizona Shooting

The facts – as known currently.

My concern is for the living. I pray the families of all involved will be able to sustain themselves through this tragedy. Perhaps with, and through, our prayers.

UPDATE: TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Officials at University Medical Center have confirmed that U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords is alive. She is out of surgery. Doctors are optimistic about her chances of recovery.

Why Not Defund It Then?

House Reps want to vote repeal of Obamacare – Senate Dems threaten the House Reps not to bother.

Hhhmm. I thought the House is supposed to initiate the funding, eh? So why don’t the House Reps force the issue as to why the Senate initiated that during the Lame Duck session and get this in front of SCOTUS pronto?

Or, isn’t that Constitutional enough for you?