Tag Archives: U.S. Senate

Requesting Censorship

From a U.S. Senator who should know better, but doesn’t.
Clearly, he doesn’t know the U.S. Constitution either. You know, the one he swore to uphold when he took his oath of office? Also clearly, he doesn’t even care to understand the fullness and richness of the First Amendment.

So, with all that money behind him (where’s his wife) it appears he is stuck in D.C.

No class. No knowledge. Just John “I apologize to no one” Kerry.

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Senate Doesn’t Want Reid’s Bill

Neither did I. The vote, 50 to 49. Senator Scott Brown voted with the Democrats.
Does the word, RINO, mean anything to you? Or him?
Reid voted against his own bill, so he could resurrect it later.
His bill, had it passed, would have raised the debt limit by $2.4T.

So what will he go for now?

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.

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?