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Let’s face a very real problem! The federal government can’t run ANYTHING efficiently! Why, for the love of all that’s holy, would we trust them with our health care, our jobs, our children, our borders, etc. Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat! Reality snap here people! Barack Hussein Obama is the LAST person I would let make decisions about ANYTHING to do with the economy, that biggest drain being Obamacare, AND the damn ‘you owe me’ programs, aka food stamps, welfare, medicaid, medicare, etc. If you’ve paid into something your entire life, yeah, you should be getting a large chunk back.
It’s time for the country to grow up and be responsible for their own well being. It’s also time for Congress, and the administration, to start behaving like adults and stop being petulant children. Do they run their own households the way they run the economy? I sure as hell hope not! Then again, the Obama’s have never really had to be grown ups, soooo…. Well, maybe it’s time they learn, too! If the government, at every level, was a private business, they’d have been out of business a LONG time ago! So, why do we keep electing the same jackwagons that have screwed everything up? BOTH sides suck, it’s just that one side sucks more than the other!
Fix it! Stop voting for the morons who can’t figure out how to balance a checkbook! 90% of Congress needs to be kicked to the curb! If those we elect are incapable of following the U.S. Constitution, which lays out their limited obligations, then why the blazes should we return them, over and over again, to the office so they can royally screw US over?
Obama’s Priorities vs. the Economy
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Now that the government is whirring again, President Obama has identified three priorities for the country. Here’s a quick look at how they stack up against your priorities.
“There is a lot of work ahead of us, including our need to earn back the trust of the American people that has been lost over the last few weeks,” Obama said. “And we can begin to do that by addressing the real issues that they care about.”
I was looking for some information earlier today, and came across this:
Now, excuse me if I’m shocked over a gubmint site being shut down. IF the site needed constant updating, I could see it, but the reality is, the census has been taken, the numbers tallied, and there is nothing else to do. This is just one more “make life as difficult as you can” Obama tactic. I didn’t actually NEED the site, because guess what…there are other sites, totally unrelated to the DC trashcan, that has the SAME information I was searching.
The gubmint is NOT shut down! 81% of the government is still up and running. The non-essentials aren’t getting a paycheck right now. Excuse me, but if they are NON-essential, why are we paying them? The problem is, they’ve shut down ESSENTIAL organizations. They are paying park police to terrorize veterans, but not the CDC. The fork over millions to NPR, or PBS, or whatever, but can’t pay the earned benefits to our heroes’ families who come back in a flag draped box.
Now I hear the EBT machines aren’t working? There are people who rely on those cards for food to feed their families. PBS? Gestapo park police? We can tell where Obama and the Dems priorities lie. NO, it is NOT the Republicans fault. Learn the truth for a change!!! The Democrats would rather see children go hungry than delay the worse law that has ever hit this country.
Perhaps they are hoping for civil disobedience? Riots? I’m not of the ‘conspiracy theory’ mindset, but I’m starting to wonder.
Shared by Jerry.
OOOOOPS! Missed two!!
…not the country they were charged with protecting, nor the oath they swore to do so.
We need to wipe the slate clean! Those who have been fighting to protect our God given rights, cut federal spending, and uphold their oaths of office can be re-elected. The rest NEED TO GO! The control of the government should be in the hands of law abiding, Constitution supporting, citizens. Few in Congress fall into that category. They not only get paid a fat salary, but a LOT of perks you and I will never see.
I see Congress and the administration as ticks. Blood suckers that must be burned out, because heaven knows, they have truly buried themselves into our skin. In other words, they have more control of your life than you do! They have created parasites, like them, who feel entitled to live on YOUR hard earned money, even though the amount you earn may be less than what you need to live a reasonably comfortable life without falling into debt.
If we have to use crowbars to remove them out of their overstuffed, taxpayer funded, comfy seats, then so be it. WE MUST put a stop to the feckless weasels and their reckless spending!
6 Reasons Why the National Debt Keeps Rising
Josh Shepherd – The Foundry
Out-of-control spending by Congress and the Obama Administration has once again maxed out the latest debt limit—a nearly $17 trillion burden that harms job growth, gives special interests a pass, and lowers American families’ personal income.
Inspired by Dave Ramsey’s recent post “6 Reasons People Stay in Debt,” we compiled six reasons why Members of Congress, the Obama Administration, and others in Washington avoid the path to financial stability in favor of big spending…
House Republicans passed their stopgap funding bill Friday to keep government open while terminating the new health care law, setting up a final showdown next week with Senate Democrats and President Obama who have firmly rejected that.
The 230-189 vote, which split almost exclusively along party lines, is the precursor to the big action next week, when the Senate is expected to strip out the health care provisions and send the bill back to the House — where Republicans will have to decide whether they can accept it at that point.
You can see the roll call vote here. Took me a while to find it. Hasn’t been a great day so far. Matter of fact….it has totally sucked, but this vote has given me a glimmer of hope, which, of course, will be dashed in the Senate.
But Republicans also attached two amendments — one to direct how government spending is prioritized in the event the Treasury Department bumps up against its debt limit, and another that strips out funding for the health care law, which would effectively stop it.
“The American people don’t want the government shut down, and they don’t want Obamacare,” said House Speaker John A. Boehner, who rallied with fellow Republicans after the vote in a show of unity that seemed designed to quell speculation about a rebellion within the House Republican Conference.
No, the American people do NOT want the government to shut down. Well, some of it can shut down permanently, as far as I’m concerned, but the important parts, like the military, and the like should be funded quite well. Of course, since Obama hates the country, and the Dems will lap up his crap like a dog eating vomit, what should be funded is always the first to suffer cuts.
And NO, we do NOT want Obamacare. What has already been implemented, and the fear of what is coming is destroying businesses, which in turn, will destroy the economy even more than Obama already has. Yes, it is his, and the Democrats garbage that has turned this into a second world country, heading towards a third world dictatorship.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the Democrats stop playing ‘god’, and actually listened to the people? When the majority of the country KNOWS what a disaster Obamacare is for the entire country’s economy, and health, is it so hard for them to listen, and accept the FACT that they were wrong? I suppose it is. The Senate will defy WE, The People, and rush us towards the cesspool.
It’s hard to tell who the players are without a program. Unfortunately, there isn’t one available. If you listen to the media, and yes, I am including FNC in with ‘the media’, the bad guy is Bashar al-Assad, the dictator of Syria. The bad guys are also on the side of the ‘rebels’, even though John Kerry, the feckless Secretary of State, says that the majority of them are ‘moderates’. Paleeeeeze! Does he really think we’re stupid? Well, most in the elitist political class do believe we’re dumb as a box of rocks, so it’s not surprising. I thought it was hilarious when Putin flat out called him a liar. Shoot, we’ve known that for quite a while now.
We have some facts, but not near enough to go to war over. It’s a fact that chemical weapons were used. The problem is, we don’t know which side used them. Most of the media, and the administration, say it was Assad. One or two of the talking heads will bring up the evidence that it was the ‘rebels’. Shoot, even the ‘rebels’ said they are the ones who used them, accidentally killing civilians. I don’t think they do anything by accident, except blow themselves up prematurely. We know there are a lot of foreigners who have joined the ‘rebels’. Foreigners, meaning they are NOT Syrians fighting against Assad’s forces to gain liberty from a dictatorship.
It’s also a fact that the ‘rebels’ have targeted Christians, slaughtering whole villages, and threatening more such actions. It’s a fact that it is Assad’s forces who are trying to protect the Christians against the brutality of the rebels. If Obama really wants to do something ‘noble’, he might consider sending in help to save the Christians in Syria from extermination. That would impress me! Of course, that won’t happen. He doesn’t care about them, even though he has professed to BE a Christian. I can profess to be a Lamborghini, and stand in the garage, but that don’t make it so! Since Obama has done nothing to help the Christians in Egypt who have been attacked on a regular basis, it’s pretty much a sure bet he won’t lift a finger to help the Syrian Christians.
It’s a fact that the ‘rebels’ summarily execute members of Assad’s army. Visual evidence is pretty convincing, in my humble opinion. We haven’t seen any evidence of Assad’s troops executing ‘rebels’ that have their hands bound behind their backs and on their knees when a bullet is put in the back of their heads. I’m not saying is hasn’t happened, but there’s been no eye witness accounts, or videos posted on YouTube.
It’s a fact that just a few years ago, Assad was hailed as a reformer, and doing the best he could for his people. Now, he’s a really bad guy, and must be removed. So, which is he? This is quite confusing. It’s my understanding, when this whole thing started, the actual Syrian rebels wanted a secular nation, with more freedom from the liberty crushing dictatorship. Now, it seems with so many foreign fighters joining in, the goal is an islamist state, rather like the Muslim Brotherhood imposed on Egypt, which has now been removed. The fighting continues in Egypt, with the Mosi supporters rioting, and the anti-islamists Morsi opposers and Christians being targeted. I see quite a few parallels, but perhaps, that’s just me.
It’s a fact there is no evidence that Syria is a threat to the United States’ national security. We do have issues right here at home that need to address that ARE a threat to our security, but since we have an administration that doesn’t much care for the U.S., or her citizens, this will never be of concern to them. Securing our borders would be a real good idea because that IS a threat, with drug thugs and terrorists sneaking over, not to mention the millions of illegal invaders, breaking our laws. But, once again, this administration ignores the laws of the land, and will only enforce the ones he likes.
No, bombing Syria is not a good idea, I don’t care what John McCain says. I also don’t care that he was playing poker during the Senate hearings. Hell, I would too! The droning of administration officials can get extremely boring.
Who knows where those bombs will hit! Granted, our troops are real good at what they do, but nothing is a sure thing. What if they do hit the chemical stockpiles? What about the civilians around the area? We’ll be accused of war crimes, even though it wouldn’t be intentional. If the only reason Obama wants to bomb Syria is to save face, then he’s a bigger fool than I thought, not to mention excessively egotistical! He states that it’s the Congress’ credibility that’s on the line, the world community, which doesn’t exist…anybody and everybody else would be at fault, even though HE IS the one that pulled out his crayon and drew the ‘red line’. He has made the U.S. a laughing stock. The world doesn’t trust him. Shoot, most thinking people don’t trust him. He is not a commander. He knows nothing about how to run, and win, a war. He’s basically knows nothing about how to run anything!
If Congress has any common sense, they will deny Obama’s request to ‘fire a shot across the bow’. Until we know who it is we’d be aiding, it would be foolish to butt our nose into Syria’s business. BOTH sides are the ‘bad guys’. It’s evil battling evil. Why should the U.S. aid evil? As Ted Cruz stated, the U.S. should not be al Qaeda’s air force! These are the same people who flew planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksfield, PA murdering 2,976 men, women and children. No matter what they are calling themselves, they are all connected and are hell bent on slaughtering innocent people who don’t agree with them.
I can’t state it strongly enough. NO WAR WITH SYRIA….EITHER SIDE!!! Provide humanitarian aid if we must, although that’s what the U.N. is suppose to be doing, but we’re usually the ones footing the bill. Send the bill to Saudi Arabia, they have plenty of money, and should be aiding the refugees from Syria! But I will NOT support any military action that involved aiding islamists!
NO MEANS NO!
Why bother having any laws at all? Hey…if you’re Obama, they don’t count, so why should WE bother obeying them? We’ve had the Chicago ‘thug culture’ in D.C. for nearly 5 years now, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t see anything I learned about our nation in practice anymore. Who cares what damage is being done to the country, to the future generations that have to pay the price of the current criminals in charge. If Obama wants it, he will get it, even if it means destroying everyone in his path to get it, and that includes US…WE, The People.
I thought perhaps we could survive the rest of his term, if Congress had the cajones to put the breaks on his reckless actions. If we had a Congress that had more testosterone, maybe, but since we don’t….. We may never recover from 8 years of Barack Hussein Obama, and that makes me both sad, and extremely angry!
We have three branches of power, written into the U.S. Constitution, with limitations. Sadly, it’s gotten difficult to see the difference in any of them. They have all melded into one huge, over bloated, ‘seat of power’, never intended by our Founders. Career politicians who refuse to give up their power and perks, and get rich off the backs of us poor ‘working stiffs’, shafting us with their dreams of the ultimate ‘utopia’.
Yes…I’m quite angry, and putting into words is quite difficult when such anger is overwhelming. Two thirds of both the House and the Senate could put a stop to these shenanigans, but as I said….no testosterone, and many who actually hate this country, and her CITIZENS, as much as Obama.
He is NOT a king, and we are NOT his subjects! And the sooner people wake up to that fact, the sooner we can stop the damage, and pray we can reverse it, without bloodshed!
(Read The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic)
Obama Grants Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Without Congress
Jessica Zuckerman – The Foundry
Congress hasn’t passed immigration legislation, but that hasn’t stopped President Obama from issuing directives that grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.
Last week, the Obama Administration issued the latest in a line of policy directives granting amnesty by default. This latest directive instructs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials not to enforce immigration laws in cases where an illegal alien is the primary provider for any minor child—regardless of the child’s immigration status—or the parent or guardian of a child who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
The ALL have my address!
On 16 June 2013, I posted the Heritage’s rankings of Tennessee’s so called representative, that you can see here. I was disappointed that my Rep had dropped in the rankings, so you can imagine my distress when I learned that not only Marsha had dropped, but my two Senators dropped….significantly!
Votes. A drop of 3% in Heritage’s ‘conservative rankings.
Votes. A drop of 6%.
Votes. And last, we have Corker, with quite a significant change of 13%.
Now, I’m not saying that Heritage is the final voice in conservatism, but they ARE a voice that addresses a great many issues that concern the majority of conservatives today. When I see my so called representatives voting against issues that are important to me and mine, I just have to wonder….who, exactly, are they representing?
See how your reps stack up here. Funny how Sen Ted Cruz of Texas, and Sen Mike Lee of Utah have a 100% ranking, isn’t it. The guys the libs love to hate! They really should get a new hobby….like basket weaving or some such, don’cha know.
Is America getting the wake up call yet? Some are, but way too many still have their heads buried in the sand. The phony president breaks the law on a regular basis, and congress just sits back and lets him do it, and in many cases, such as this, actually ENCOURAGES it, for their benefit of course. Now, you and I, us peons, who don’t mean DICK to these supposed representative of THE PEOPLE, will be paying through the nose for something they refuse to accept, even though THEY thought it would be a good idea to turn the rest of us into criminals, like them, when we can’t afford their exorbitant NON health care. Does anyone else see a problem here?
Obamacare is already picking and choosing what I can, and cannot, have covered in my overpriced health insurance. I noticed a couple of new riders, no one ever asked me about, just thrown in there. The last time I talked to the company, I was flat out told, Obamacare is the reason your costs have gone up, and your coverage has gone down. Save $2500? My fat Aunt Fanny!! Even HE doesn’t know what’s in the damn thing…just that WE have to pay for some slut’s birth control pills, and another hootchie’s abortions, and WE don’t get a choice in the matter! If the government would get the hell out of the medical/health insurance business, allow people to buy across state lines, competition for your business would be brisk, and the prices would go down. For those who can’t afford it…we already have programs in place to help.
GET THE HELL OUT OF MY BUSINESS, AND MIND YOUR OWN. You jackwagons insisted this was what WE needed, even though we said NO. YOU made it law. YOU follow the law….just like EVERYONE ELSE! You are NOT above the law! DEFUND THIS PIECE OF CRAP…..NOW!
Obama Gives Congress Obamacare Relief — Illegally
Amy Payne – The Foundry
“Heavens, I have staff who don’t make much money. This would be a really big bite for them.”
That could be any employer talking about the costs of Obamacare. But it’s a Member of Congress—who’s happy the President will soften the blow for him and his employees.
Ironically, when Members of Congress passed Obamacare, they kicked themselves and their staffs out of their current subsidized employer (federal government) coverage.
As Robert Pear, veteran health reporter for The New York Times, noted back in 2010, “If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?”
When I was in the 4th grade, I had to learn this speech, and recite it for the whole class. Occasionally, I dust it off, and read it again, thinking what brave men our Founders truly were. While reading it once again today, waiting to see the Doc, it hit me! Change a few words, and this speech could be given today, on the floor of the House of Representatives, by one brave man or woman. The unfortunate thing is, no one is ever in the chambers to actually LISTEN to speeches, good or otherwise. Our current crop are too busy in the back rooms finagling our demise.
I say again, READ THE WHOLE THING, and pray we have someone out there with the same courage of conviction, who will step forward. (I’m putting the “change” in parentheses…judge for yourself. Did I miss any? Misname?) I dare just one of our so called representative to read THIS speech on the floor of either house of Congress!
No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.
Well, I guess in truth, this is the closest we’ve had to a dictator since we sent King George packing more than 200 years ago. The problem isn’t that “Congress is tough”. The problem is, Congress isn’t tough at all! Any other president would have been sent packing a long time ago, but because we have a House full of mealy mouthed wimps, and a Senate let by a senile old coot, Congress has allowed this child to play on the swings WAY too long, and Americans are suffering dearly due to their lack of action on their behalf!
The Imperial President Will Act on His Own
Matt Grinney – The Foundry
In a recent email to supporters, President Obama lamented the frustrating inadequacy of his office. “There’s only so much I can do on my own” without Congress, he confessed.
As a matter of constitutional interpretation, he’s right. But in practice, the President has shown a distinct contempt for the legal limits on his power.
Obama’s imperial presidency has manifested itself in many ways. Often he willfully neglects his constitutional duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” As we’ve seen with education, immigration, and health care, suspending the law amounts to rewriting the law.
There are actually some folks who believe that Congress being in recess is a bad thing? Uh…ok. They should be doing SOMETHING! Well, no…no they shouldn’t. It is my opinion that Congress, both houses, plus the other two branches have done quite enough, and it is time to start UNdoing a great deal of what they have already done. And I don’t mean just THIS bunch. I’m talking about damn near every Congress since the git go!
Ya see, someone seems to think that our federal government has a lot more power than they were given by the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted long before you or I were even a gleam in our GRANDDADDY’S eye. They, on the contrary, have a lot LESS power than they have been using, mostly for personal gain, and need to be reminded, once again, they do NOT have the right to slap a chit load of meaningless laws on the books ‘just cuz they can’. Well, they can’t, but they have.
So, here we have this ‘immigration’ issue, that is not about immigration at all. Nope. Immigration is when a person decides, “Hey, I’d like to move to the United States of America, become an American citizen, with all the rights, granted by God, and privileges accorded to a legal American citizen!” Then, they begin a process of doing just that, following all the rules and regulations that it takes to become a legal resident, then citizen, of these fine United States. THAT is a quite simplified version of immigration. Obviously, there is a bit more to it, and with our feckless weasels in charge, becoming a legal citizen has become ever more difficult, even though the vast majority of those WANTING to go through the process are just the type of folks we WANT to come and join our happy family.
Now, what they are calling ‘immigration’ is nothing more than giving the ok to criminals to be criminals, but become not criminals with the stroke of a pen. I’m looking for the logic, but can’t find any.
Everybody has a sob story…some are sobbier than others, but the story is still there, true or not. Legal citizens have their own stories too, ones which our feckless Congress refuses to even acknowledge. How many deaths have been caused by criminals invaders? How many children have been raped by criminal invaders? How many tons of life destroying drugs are on the streets right this minute brought in by criminal invaders? How many billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on criminal invaders, to the detriment of legal citizens?
All branches of the government take an oath of office, “to protect and defend” the Constitution. With such criminal inviting bills, they are doing just the opposite. In the Constitution, it states, rather plainly I might add, right there in the Preamble, the WE are the government, and WE “…establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…“, and WE don’t want THEM using our supreme law of the land to wipe their collective, elitist asses. As a matter of fact, WE are getting pretty damn sick and tired of elected officials forgetting just who they work for, and who pays their salaries.
WE don’t have to promote ‘general welfare’ for criminals. As a matter of fact, we have a whole slew of laws on the books that says we don’t have to, and it would be really nice if Congress would remember this little tidbit. And we talk about ‘welfare’, we do NOT mean a monthly check paid by the taxpayers to ANYONE, legal or not. Folks are provided opportunities, and if they choose not to take advantage of their own God given talents, that is THEIR problem, NOT ours.
So, when you go to your townhall meetings with your Congress critters, House and/or Senate, and they tell you they’ll find tooth and nail to prevent the legalization of MILLIONS of criminals, let them know that if they are talking out of both sides of their mouths, as usual, that actions have consequences, and you won’t forget when it comes time for that election donation they want from you, and your vote can’t be bought with pretty words that mean nothing.
NO AMNESTY! For anyone, from ANY country! And that includes those terrorists that have been sneaking across the border as well! SECURE THE FREAKIN’ BORDER!!! Do your damn job!!!
5 Immigration Questions for Your Congressman
Gerren McHam – The Foundry
During the August congressional recess, a pro-amnesty coalition of business and union interests is putting the squeeze on members of the House of Representatives to pass a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill similar to the Senate-passed monstrosity. But hard-working Americans also have a voice and can speak up in town halls with House members while they’re in the districts. Here are five questions to remind them of the wisdom and importance of taking a step-by-step approach to immigration reform.
MAJOR computer issues this morning…nothing saved…wrote a whole slew of gripes about the issue, and POOF! Gone! Sorry…not in the mood to attempt to repeat. Suffice it to say…they ALL suck, and we are sick of the BS!
Is Congress Too Good for Obamacare?
Marguerite Higgins – The Foundry
For the past few months, members of Congress and their staffs have been discussing behind closed doors the worrying proposition that they will be forced off their popular health insurance program and onto the federal insurance exchanges set up under Obamacare.
Those concerns reached a fevered pitch this week as President Obama, while making a rare visit to Capitol Hill, assured lawmakers that they and their staffs wouldn’t be foisted onto the same health exchange as millions of Americans. Then late last night, news broke that Obama had “solved” the problem, although no details were available.
Obama and many in Congress are hoping that the Office of Personnel Management can somehow find a way to legally continue paying for members’ health benefits after they lose their current Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) coverage and instead have to get coverage through the new exchanges.
Shutdown the gubmint? Well, here’s a great big SO WHAT!! Don’t ya just love it when politicians think you are so blatantly ignorant that you can’t tell the difference between a REAL shut down, as is no one gets a pay check, and all the necessities are paid for, just not the crap? We’ve had many government “shutdowns” and no one suffered. The military got their piddly pay, the cops were still on the job, Social Security checks went out on time, and all the ‘president’s men’ were still vastly over compensated.
shut·down (shtdoun) n.
A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory.
a suspension or stoppage of function or operation. (1855-60)
The purpose of this possible so called shutdown? Well, it’s so Obama can blame the Republicans….again! Heaven forbid he EVER take responsibility for HIS actions! If folks would pay attention to what was going on, instead of playing their stupid games on their Xbox, or iPad,or whatever, they just might be aware that the only thing the Republicans don’t want in the budget is funding for a bill that the vast MAJORITY of Americans don’t want anyway! Obamacare! Or, as is SHOULD be called, the job killing, economy killing, fiasco! This is NOT a shutdown! This is a very small group of people, showing real leadership, doing the will of THE PEOPLE!
I’d really like to know why those in Congress still insist they are Republicans, when all they really are are the sheep who follow the Dems lead! There are very few REAL Republicans left these days, so why do they insist on calling themselves such? We don’t need a big tent. What we need are true leaders! You know the kind…won’t compromise their principles, don’t kowtow to the commies who slap a D behind their names, and pretend to be self righteous.
So, by all means….shut ‘er down! Perhaps the people will get what they voted for in 2010! I’d like very much to have a serious chat with those Rs that are balking at the very idea of ending the funding of Obamacare. Do they not listen to their bosses? Or are they so far up the Dems hind ends, they are completely unaware that people are no longer supporting them, financially, or otherwise. Out of touch is putting it mildly! Condemning the 12 Senators who have the BALLS to stand up against Reid and company, and FOR the American people says a great deal about them. All should be primaried!!! This could be their chance to regain the Senate, but sadly, that is no where near as important as them keeping their seats…which they shouldn’t be allowed to do!
I hear that Ted Cruz isn’t “House trained”. Thank God! That means he’s AMERICAN trained, and has little in common with the entrenched politicians in D.C.
Why Is Washington Talking About a Government Shutdown?
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Is it that time again already??
It’s not even August, and Members of Congress are starting to buzz about the upcoming budget and debt ceiling fight—which likely won’t happen until later this fall. But the posturing has begun, and the media are happy to oblige.
The thing is, a government shutdown isn’t necessary—and lawmakers aren’t proposing a government shutdown.
What some are proposing is that Congress fund normal government activities, but refuse to fund Obamacare. The upcoming budget legislation, called a continuing resolution, is a decision point for Obamacare funding.
Honestly, with a very few exceptions, I’m so flippin’ disgusted with the lot of ‘em, I’m at the point where, come hell or high water, they ALL need to go! We need to start from scratch…AGAIN! Kick the whole bunch, legislative, DEFINITELY the executive, judicial, and all the damn alphabets, to the curb! The good ones, that have stuck with their oaths…which are few and far between, we can keep to help get our Constitutional Republic back where it belongs. The rest of ‘em? Not one penny in benefits! Let them struggle the same way we have been struggling because of their criminal activities. Some need to be behind bars!! Physical labor to earn their keep! Cleaning sewers might be a good job for them, since they’ve dished out so much chit! We are past the point of tolerance! Stop wasting OUR money!!
The House of Second Chances
Amy Payne – The Foundry
The farm bill died in the House—but could it live again?
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is reportedly pushing to split up the old farm bill and take food stamps out of it.
The Heritage Foundation has argued that it didn’t make sense to combine the bloated food stamp program with farm-related programs in the first place. It is supposed to be the “farm” bill, after all. And with food stamp costs doubling under President Obama, it’s a program that deserves a careful look on its own.
Splitting up the bill is the first step toward reforming both food stamp and farm spending. In a new paper, Heritage experts Daren Bakst and Rachel Sheffield write that “The House now has a second chance to pass a farm bill that benefits taxpayers, farmers, and food stamp recipients.”