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Seems to me I covered Congressional spending and their ‘entitlement mentality’ yesterday morning. Well, apparently, no one listened to me, so I’m not surprised that those two, one of whom I use to have a great deal of respect, slaps a so called budget in our laps, and tells us it’s not what we want, but it’s what we’ve got! Yeah, I was real impressed with their press conference, weren’t you?
Now, I understand that those in Washington, D.C. are basically on a separate planet, but you’d think they’d at least TRY to remember just whose money it is that they are spending, and make an attempt to reign it in, wouldn’t you? Well, some really want to, but those who have been up there WAY too long have forgotten they work for us, we are the ones who are paying the bills, and they have spent us into the next century, with no hope in sight! Is it any wonder that their approving ratings are lower than snail snot? And yet, we keep electing the same damn people who got us into this mess, over and over and over again! So, I ask you….whose fault is it, really, that we have a debt that goes on into infinity? Our deficit breaks the bank, and then some. By the way, WE are the bank, and we’re broke!
It all comes back to the lack of information. People just don’t care, or they refuse to admit that they screw up by re-electing the most ignorant, arrogant, useless beings on the planet! It’s the ‘throw the bums outs, but we’ll get ours, thank you very much’ every 2 years. People are afraid to step forward, and challenge the incumbents. THEY have the money, and we’re just regular folks, most with better ideas, but with no money. And you know, you have to be rich these days to even consider running for any office, at any level. So, we have Republicans who are the Democrats of 50 years ago, and Democrats who are now the socialists and communists our country fought against in 3 wars. Go figure!
So, we have a ‘budget’ that does nothing to address the problems, only increases them. Nothing has changed. Nothing will change. That’s just the way D.C. works, and if you don’t like it. too damn bad. THEY are in charge, don’cha know, and they are SO much smarter than us little people. Of course, we have to budget our households, or lose everything through lack of payment. Them? Well, they have a cash cow, one that keeps crapping gold bars for them. What? You didn’t know? Well, see? We ARE stupid, aren’t we.
I’d rather shut down the government, without pay, keep the essentials, and chit can the unnecessary, which is a LOT! Let THEM go over the cliff, and stop letting them drag us with them! I prefer principle over politics, but then I’m stupid too, aren’t I.
Well, I have one thing to say to those weasels in D.C……
3 Things You Need to Know About the Congressional Budget Deal
Romina Boccia – The Foundry
Many had high hopes that the first budget conference in four years would make a substantial down payment toward fixing the U.S. spending and debt crisis. The new “Bipartisan Budget Act” thoroughly disappoints. While we dig through the details for a more complete assessment, here are three key facts on the sour deal:
1. It busts through supposed spending “caps.” The way Congress operates, it’s ridiculous for Members to set spending caps. They just keep busting right through them. The deal announced yesterday raises discretionary spending above the bipartisan spending agreement forged in 2011 as part of the Budget Control Act. Spending for defense and non-defense domestic programs would be raised by $45 billion in 2014 and by $18 billion in 2015.
Ya ever wonder where so many people get their ‘entitlement mentality’? The idea they are owed something, and can spend your money anyway they want? Look no further than that big ol’ Congressional building up there in Washington, D.C. Yep. That’s how they get the idea they deserve all the goodies, while you do without.
When I was a kid, there were no such things as Visa, Mastercard, etc. You could put things “on account”, but when the bill came due, you had to pay it. Then there were those department store credit cards. Those were fun too, until the bill came due, and you had to pay that as well.
Where I grew up, there was this fancy store called Miller & Rhodes. I have no idea if it’s still there, or if they went belly up like so many other companies, somewhere along the way, but it was a really nice store. It was the store that all the ‘cool kids’ went to so they could buy their overpriced name brand clothes to wear to school. Believe me, back then, $2 for a pair of knee socks was a LOT! We wore skirts, sweaters, knee socks, in the winter of course, until I decided in high school I would NOT be wearing dresses anymore so those two pervs in English class could constantly be turning around to look up it, no matter how tight I closed my knees. But that’s another story, and all you girls on the east coast can thank me later!
Well, that department store credit card is how my mom found out that she didn’t need to look at the price tag to know I had expensive tastes in just about everything. Apparently, if I really liked something, the dollar sign on that sucker was ridiculous. Well, fairly ridiculous for those times, and some even ridiculous for now….like that $100 coat she bought me. Of course, I was living within my dad’s means, not my own. And yes, I got that coat…loved it…for Christmas, but it took a while for me to get anything else, and I had to earn it, help pay for it by doing chores now and then. I guess you could say I was spoiled?
The purpose of me sharing this little story is that I think of those things every time I read about how Congress wants to spend our money. Unless you are taught the value of something, you don’t appreciate it. Congress doesn’t appreciate US at all! We are their cash cow, and they feel they are entitled to spend our money any damn way they please, even though they do nothing to earn it, other than make our lives even more difficult by their hair brained schemes that do nothing but make our lives even MORE miserable.
Growing up, I learned that families had to live within their means. The dad brought home the paycheck, sat down and paid the bills that kept the roof over our heads, and food on the table. He would then put money in a savings account, or wherever they put money back then, so he’d be able to support himself, and his wife, when it was time to retire. I don’t know about your folks, but mine had no intention of depending on Social Security. It was just a little extra they’d be getting since it had been paid into since FDR decided it was a good idea. Back then, it wasn’t a ‘retirement fund’.
The moral of the story…if you can’t pay for it, you can’t have it! And if it’s not your money, then you REALLY can’t have it, unless you earn it, in one manner or another. What has Congress done to EARN the right to spend our money so carelessly? When they give OUR money away to some organization or another, does that organization actually help, or hurt? Does it do anything to promote the safety and well being of the nation as a whole, or just a select few?
I do believe it’s past time for WE, The People to audit Congress. I’ve no doubt we can find many areas that can be cut, without compromising the security of our citizens. This always comes to mind when I think of government’s wasteful spending:
Yes, I do believe we can do much better with our money than they do!
An Unlimited Christmas Credit Card
Amy Payne – The Foundry
What if you had no spending limits this holiday season?
You could take that dream ski vacation you’ve always wanted…and buy all new ski gear for your family to take on the trip…wait, why are you renting a cabin? Go ahead and buy that cabin! And don’t forget the private jet that will take you there…
This is basically how Washington spends your money.
Apparently, many on the left don’t seem to understand the consequences of forcing people to do something they don’t want to do. The problems with Obamacare go much deeper than just a useless, and dangerous, website. The product Obama is selling is dangerous to the American people, to the economy, to the whole country!
I’m one of the few who can actually keep my plan, at a cost, of course. Mine was grandfathered in. Oh, I could go with the FORCED planned, but I don’t need either maternity care, or mental health coverage. I wanted catastrophic, and that’s what I have. Of course, the cost has gone up by a HUGE chunk ever since that damn law was signed. The reason? Well, the insurance company was preparing for a onslaught of Obama voters, and the forced mandates of the law.
Excuse me, but why are men, and older women, way past their child bearing years being FORCED to buy maternity coverage? Where is the logic? Why? Because Obama said so, that’s why! Honestly, I don’t believe for one minute his has any idea what is actually in his ‘signature legislation’. Oh yeah…he’s gonna be remember for this one for a VERY long time, and it’s NOT going to be the legacy he was hoping for, let me tell ya!
Everyone who has gotten a notice the pretender said they’d never get and are ‘shopping around’ are finding they can’t afford these forced mandated policies. More than doubled premiums from the plan they liked to a plan they don’t like? Increased deductibles? People forced off the employers plans due to the increased cost? And the list goes on. Yep….real smart move there SFB!
The fact is….Obama lied, and people WILL die! They’ll die because they won’t be able to get the care they need. They’ll die because it’ll be a choice between feeding their families, putting over roof over their heads, or paying for overpriced useless insurance.
The fact is…. OBAMA FLAT OUT LIED to the American people! His lapdogs can spin it anyway they want, but facts are facts.
Who Is Affected by Obamacare? EVERYONE
Chris Jacobs – The Foundry
In response to the wave of insurance cancellations hitting millions of Americans, and the admission by some on the left that President Obama’s “if you like your plan” promise was false, Obamacare’s defenders are now taking a different tack.
While the law’s supporters finally admit that some people will be worse off under the law, they now claim that those “losers” will be few and far between.
The facts speak otherwise, because few Americans will be unaffected by Obamacare’s new health care regime:
Yep! Obama is making us plain ol’ clingers sick! Sick of his lies. Sick of his incompetence. Just plain sick of him…period! Never in my lifetime have I ever seen such a destructive POTUS, and that include Jimmah Cartah! It’s a shame that so many Americans were bamboozled into voting for this clown a second time, but as many will tell you, it’s the free stuff he promised. Well, I’ve seen how that ‘free stuff’ is making life even worse for those who get it, and those who are having to pay for it. Someone has to pay, so it ain’t free! And those who get, will pay in the long run. Self esteem is something you gain from within, not from others.
The pure hatred of those who actually pay the bills is more than a little disturbing, caused by talking heads, the race hustlers, and most of all, this administration.
There are men and women who want to work, have families they want to be able to support, and can’t. Why? Obama. It’s that simple. Democrats are bad enough, but a Marxist is a tool of destruction that puts the Dems to shame. He does not understand ‘the American Dream’. He has never lived in the real world, never had a real job, and certainly has never had to scrape from paycheck to paycheck. Raised by communists, influenced by communists, and associating with the dregs of society does not prepare anyone for a management position, much less POTUS.
This bill is a reflection of all that is evil in the world. Read it. Try to get private insurance. Hunt for a job. You might get lucky. Then again, likely you’ll have to settle for something that you didn’t train to do, and will have to be taught by someone half your age. Oh, the unemployment rate has gone done, but that’s only because they don’t take into account those who have stopped looking, and are now having to take handouts from the government, competing with those who have lived on the dole all their lives.
The intent is to break us. Not just financially, as a nation, but as people. Break us down till we have no fight left in us. Many will succumb. Others will stand up and fight back. It’s time to stop this madness. It’s time to take away the petty child’s toys. It’s time to return this nation to the Constitutional Republic it was meant to be. It is time.
How Obamacare Hurts You If You’re Looking for a Job
Amy Payne – The Foundry
America is hurting for jobs. And if you’re looking for one, here’s how Obamacare is hurting you.
Obamacare is keeping businesses from hiring.
We already knew that many employers plan to cut workers’ hours to stay under the threshold of Obamacare mandates. This makes full-time jobs—much less full-time jobs with health benefits—harder to come by.
I’ve gotten to the point where I hate reading the news, or watch it on the idjit box. The world has gone totally insane, and I don’t want it to drag me along with it! Sadly, news is an addiction, and I will watch it, and read it, and, of course, get royally pissed off once again.
I hear D’Bama blathered his BS again. The Mr asked me if I wanted to watch it on the TV. Thank goodness I knew he was kidding. He KNOWS better. I am tired of the lies spewed. Obamacare, which has nothing to do with care, and all about Obama, aka Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is also not about care, and is damn sure not affordable. Oh, it might help the very few, but those who actually work for a living, have, or had, insurance through their jobs, the cost can be astronomical. There are a LOT of folks out there with stories of their shock. Most states will see a substantial increase in the cost of insurance through Obamacare. Why would anyone with an ounce of common sense want to give up all their personal information, and have to pay through the nose to have coverage? It makes no sense. The Rs say the battle to defund isn’t over. We shall see. It’s a shame Obama is so arrogant, he refuses to see the HUGE flaws in his plan, and is incapable of saying it was a BIG mistake to force people to buy something they don’t want. I don’t give a flip what the SCOTUS says, it is unconstitutional. And they are NOT the last word! States have the right to nullify any unconstitutional laws. Just ask P/H! If only we had some leadership within the states that had cajones! sigh…
Once again, there was a blatantly racist attack on two whites by a gang of blacks, and once again, the media is silent. Do you ever wonder why this is happening? If a white gang attack a black person, it would lead in the nightly news, but when it’s the opposite, they are mostly silent. This has become almost an every day occurrence, yet the media apparently doesn’t see it as news. Well, many DO believe it is newsworthy, and chide the media for their duplicity. When is the so called POTUS going to speak out, as he did about the Gates arrest, when he stated the police “acted stupidly”, or when he stated that if he had a son, he’d look just like Trayvon Martin. About that Martin thing…yeah… likely his son would be like him….a criminal in the making.
Do you ever wonder just how stupid people come to be? I blame the public education, so called institution of higher learning, and the lame stream media. Anyone who believes their lives would be so improved under an Nazi-style Orwelian police state is sadly mistaken! Apparently, they don’t teach REAL history anymore, and these fools would condemn themselves, and their fellows citizens, to repeat all the hell that previous nations have endured. Do they not know what Mao Tse-Tung did in China? Have they not heard of the Holocaust? No Pol Pot lessons in their classes? It’s a long list, and they would choose death over freedom? I do not understand such a mindset, and I don’t want to!
Here’s one for ya:
But here’s a bright spot you won’t hear about in the anti Israel slanted news! But if you see any news about the refugees from Syria and see purple bags, you’ll know where they came from, even though no one will actually say it!
Ok, that’s about all the garbage I can handle for the moment. The new meds are playing havoc with me. Oh yippee… I get to be semi drunk without ever drinking. Hopefully, it’s just a matter of adjusting to them, and I’ll be right as rain in no time! But I ain’t holding my breath. Heh!
Am I the only one who sees a problem with this:
The US has quietly decided to release more than $1.6bn (£1bn) in military and economic aid to Pakistan that was suspended when relations between the two countries disintegrated over the covert raid that killed Osama bin Laden and deadly US air strikes against Pakistani soldiers. Officials and congressional aides said ties have improved enough to allow the money to flow again.
I have a real problem with giving money, any amount of money, to a country who has arrested the man that helped the U.S. get the devil that murdered nearly 3,000 human beings on one day in September of 2001. It wasn’t just Americans that died that day, it was people from all over the world. This wasn’t the first time, or the last, bin Laden was at the forefront in the slaughter of innocents. There are many other incidents. Instead of arresting Shakil Afridi, the man should have been given a ticker tape parade, not languishing in a Paki prison.
D.C. isn’t known for using common sense. I honestly don’t believe it’s possible, under normal circumstances in the real world, to gather so many foolish people in one place, and give them authority over such a large portion of the rest of the population. It’s like there is a huge bubble around the area, with no logic allowed to enter.
Other funds focus on a range of items, including help for Pakistani law enforcement and a multibillion-dollar dam in disputed territory.
US-Pakistani relations have weathered numerous crises in recent years. There was a months-long legal battle over a CIA contractor who killed two Pakistanis, in addition to the fallout from Bin Laden’s killing in the Pakistani military town of Abbottabad in May 2011. The Pakistani government was outraged that it received no advance warning of the Navy Seal raid on Bin Laden’s compound.
I’m really sorry that such countries have allowed themselves to be a third world nations, but honestly, it’s not the job of the United States taxpayer to fund their police and military. If they want our assistance to clear out a bad area, known for Taliban brutality and islamists insanity, I’ve no doubt there are a few Marines who would be happy to send them to meet allah. Now THAT I’d be happy to contribute a few bucks to achieve, however, this giving money that we can’t afford to countries that don’t meet even the minimum of rational human behavior? Nope! Not a dime! They actually don’t contribute anything to the world as a whole, unlike Israel that has contributed a great deal to improve the lives of people the world over.
The department told Congress on 25 July that it would spend $295m to help Pakistan’s military. Twelve days later it announced $386m more. A pair of notifications arriving on 13 August and worth $705m centred on helping Pakistani troops and air forces operating in the militant hotbeds of western Pakistan, and other counterinsurgency efforts.
I was taught, way back when in my government class in high school, that the House of Representatives has the power to spend money, or NOT spend money. When did this change? The House can say no, we’re not going to give money to a country that would rather see us, and our only ally in the region, totally destroyed! But apparently, they have failed, repeatedly, to do their duty to the American citizens.
Let’s face a sad reality. Our foreign policy makers suck. Obama’s decision to remove a tyrant from power in Libya, only let to massive in-fighting between the secular and the islamists. Recently, their prime minister, Ali Zaidan, was kidnapped. The country is spiraling towards civil war. Why? Because people like Obama believe they know what’s best, and never consider the consequences of their actions. To add the cherry to the sundae, we’ve actually sent arms to the ‘rebels’! WE are paying for all this! Insanity abounds!
I guess I put more stock in the U.S. Constitution than our federal government.
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.
This is getting repetitive! What’s worse is that there still quite a few in Congress that don’t believe they have the power to defund this fiasco! Have the reps in the House even read the Constitution? Do they know what’s in it?
Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 – No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
It’s really quite simple. When the House dickers over the appropriations bills, they conveniently leave out any funding for Obamacare! Voila! Problem solved!
To be blunt, this is a criminal enterprise that MUST be stopped in its tracks! Yes, we have issues, of Obama’s making…as usual…with Syria; no one has been brought to justice for the murder of four Americans in Benghazi; the IRS has targeted too many groups to name, mostly of the RIGHT leaning persuasion; the feds are spying on the citizens, rather like the Nazis and Soviets, and then we have this disastrous piece of crap they have the audacity to call ‘affordable’ and ‘health care’? Contrary to what those inside the Beltway want to believe, we are NOT a nation of idiots! But then again, perhaps we are, since we keep sending the same tired old names to supposedly represent us, and few actually DO!
10 Ways Obamacare Isn’t Working
Chris Jacobs – The Foundry
Obamacare is an unworkable law.
It’s obvious because the Administration keeps trying to “fix” it—to no avail. It has delayed parts of the law, ignored others, and carved out exemptions for its political allies.
1. WAIVERS: The Administration established a legally questionable program of temporary waivers when firms announced they were considering dropping coverage rather than comply with the law’s costly requirements. Even though more than half of the recipients of these waivers were members of union plans, many union leaders are still not satisfied—they want another waiver, to receive taxpayer-funded subsidies for their employer-provided coverage.
2. ILLEGAL TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES FOR CONGRESS: Last month, following heavy lobbying from leaders in both parties—and an intervention from President Obama himself—the Administration issued a rule regarding coverage for Members of Congress and their staffs, who will retain their taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies in the exchanges. Unfortunately, as previous research has documented, the Administration had no legal basis on which to make this ruling.
Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees
by The Bunker
Your Mother taught you an important lesson on economics when she told you, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
Money is not wealth. It is a representation of the wealth creation process, a symbol. It is a tool of barter. If you need more insight see my post titled, “It’s All About Money.”
What I am about to lay out for you may seem unreal, a fantasy or another far out conspiracy theory. It’s not. I’ll try and make this as entertaining as possible. Please remember; it’s not nice to kill the messenger.
How does money come into being? In this country it starts at the Federal Reserve Bank. There is nothing “Federal” about the Federal Reserve. It is a private bank with “Special” powers granted to it by the Congress in 1913. It is a hybrid banking cartel. Like every other cartel its main purpose is to protect the interests of its member banks.
Since 2008 the Federal Reserve has been doing what it calls quantitative easing; money printing.
The U S Treasury needs money, lots and lots of money. The wealth generating process in this country cannot provide enough real money to satisfy the politicians spending spree. So, the Treasury borrows money by selling securities; bonds, bills and notes sometimes called Treasuries.
On August 14, 2013 the Federal Reserve held just over $2 Trillion dollars of Treasury securities. Before the massive money printing began in 2008 the Fed held about $476 Billion in U S debt. The Chinese own about $1.2 Trillion of our debt and all foreign owners is approximately $5.6 Trillion.
How does the Fed get the money to buy our debt? It makes it up, digitizes it on a computer screen.
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.
Unless you’ve been under a rock, and I’ve of the mind that many people in the country actually ARE under said rock, you’ll know what a cluster **** this whole Obamacare really is! The government can’t, efficiently, run itself, yet believes, for some bizarre reason, they can run your life, via ‘healthcare’ and numerous other nonsense, with no problem. Since no one in Congress, including then Speaker of the House, Nanny Pelosi, none of them actually knew what was in this bill. They just knew their messiah had spoken, with the union’s hands up his butt, and that was good enough for them!
Oddly enough, I was one of those people who actually read the bill…all 2700 pages of it. No, not all at one time. I do have issues with my gag reflex y’know! But I read it, along with many other people who aren’t actually paid to do the job of Congress, and what WE found was appalling. The different incarnations of the bill didn’t get any better either. What SHOULD have been struck down in the Supreme Court as unconstitutional, and it IS you know, has become the biggest disastrous death trap since the ‘Smart car’.
All the House has to do is refuse to fund this piece of garbage, and the problem is solved. Have they? No. Will they? Honestly, with the chicken chits we have that are SUPPOSE to represent WE, The People, I highly doubt it. Can we say COWARDS? I knew we could! Not a spine, or a pair, in the whole bunch!
Obamacare’s Dirty Dozen Implementation Failures
Chris Jacobs – The Foundry
Last week, the Obama Administration attempted to spin its announcement of a one-year delay in Obamacare’s employer mandate as an effort to implement the law “in a careful, thoughtful manner.” Don’t be fooled. Even Democrats have admitted the law has turned into a massive “train wreck,” with delays, glitches, and problems aplenty. Here are a dozen more Obamacare implementation failures.
1. The CLASS Act: ABANDONED, THEN REPEALED
One Democrat famously called this new long-term care entitlement “a Ponzi scheme of the first order, the kind of thing that Bernie Madoff would have been proud of”—and so it proved. In the fall of 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted CLASS could not be implemented in a fiscally sound manner—and Congress eventually repealed the program outright.
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.”
Why? Because that fool up there in the White House says so! He campaigned on ‘fundamental transformation’, but I don’t think his drooling acolytes realized his ‘change’ meant destroy the country, one business at a time. Or maybe they did, but perhaps they didn’t believe it would be THEIR business since they were so enamored of him, and believing he was enamored of them? Either way, we’ve all been screwed. Thanks dipwads! Wasn’t once enough? Did you have to cheat, lie and steal to get him to push his evil agenda, for a second term?
Since he’s been in the White House, the price of EVERYTHING has gone up. And I mean EVERYTHING! Now, he wants to price most people out of a decent home? Not the house itself, but the ability to heat and cool it. Having a refrigerator might be a luxury, instead of a necessity. And you folks with those death trap, tin cans, called electric cars? Pfft! You won’t be able to afford to plug them in to charge them. Why? Because the cost of that electricity will likely be beyond you ability to pay.
I don’t know what morons are advising the loser, lead from behind, POS that has been foisted on us, but they are even more clueless, and completely out of touch than he is! And the media? Pfft! I doubt they have done their homework on the issue. They are still so hypnotized, BECAUSE there is a black/white dude in the White House, the can’t see past the pretty words to see the reality. Pathetic bunch of crap brains!
Barack Hussein Obama set out to destroy this country. Are we going to let him get away with it?
Things That Will Cost More Under Obama’s Climate Change Plan
Amy Payne – The Foundry
President Obama doesn’t “have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society.” And he probably considers you a member if you disagree with him on his crushing regulatory approach to climate change.
The heck of it is, the policies he advocates actually would not help the Earth.
While watching wee Spud running around on a sugar buzz, all I can think of is that he’s never even had a visit by the Tooth Fairy, and he’s so far in debt, he’ll never see the light of day. He’s never had a job, other than to pick up his toys, which, by the way, he actually does. The boy eats, sleeps, poops, and whines, and is in debt. How did this happen?
Well, we have a feckless government, elected by ignorant voters. Thanks. I’m sure all our kids and grandkids are really going to appreciate the fact that their elders had so little regard for their future, that they spent every dime they got their greedy hands on, plus billions of billions of dimes that don’t belong to them.
Congratulations. We’ve destroyed our children’s future.
17 Reasons the $17 Trillion Debt Is Still a Big Deal
Kelsey Harris – The Foundry
Remember the debt? That $17 trillion problem? Some in Washington seem to think it’s gone away.
The Washington Post reported that “the national debt is no longer growing out of control.” Lawmakers and liberal inside-the-Beltway organizations are floating the notion that it’s not a high priority any more.
We beg to differ, so we came up with 17 reasons that $17 trillion in debt is still a big, bad deal.
1. $53,769 – Your share of the national debt.
As Washington continues to spend more than it can afford, every American will be on the hook for this massive debt burden.
2. Personal income will be lower.
The skyrocketing debt could cause families to lose up to $11,000 on their income every year. That’s enough to send the kids to a state college or move to a nicer neighborhood.
3. Fewer jobs and lower salaries.
High government spending with no accountability eliminates opportunities for career advancement, paralyzes job creation, and lowers wages and salaries.