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No, not mine, although, at this point, it is questionable. Nope, I mean America. Are we near death as a free nation? Not that we’re all that free anymore, and I could go into the “I remember a time…” drone, but I’ll refrain.
Apparently, while I’ve been on death’s door, the Senate actually did something. Not that it was a good thing, but at least it was something! They passed a budget…for the first time in FOUR flippin’ YEARS!
I just love this little tidbit:
Had the budget failed, it would have been a significant setback for the Democrats and raised questions about the party’s ability to govern.
Are they freakin’ kidding me? The Dims don’t have a clue how to govern, they just know how to spend, buy votes from the gimme, entitlement minded ‘class’, enslave, and whine, blaming everyone and anyone for their inability to behave like grown ups. Pfft!
One amendment they tacked onto this so called budget is MORE taxes. Well, there’s a lot of taxes, but one in particular gets my goat. That would be the internet sales tax. For people like me, who live out in the middle of nowhere, internet shopping is a must. Ok, not all is a must, but quite a bit is, and we just don’t have the stores available nearby where I can purchase a few of those NEEDS. I suppose I could drive all the way to Memphis, or Nashville, to go shopping, but where’s the logic in that? Half of what I buy isn’t even offered in the state, so there would be no point! Not to mention the gas, wear and tear on my truck, which contributes to my ‘carbon footprint’. /snark
And who is one of the co-sponsors of that amendment? Why, our very one senior Senator, Lamar Alexander….RINO!
Twenty-six Republicans voted to endorse collecting Internet sales taxes and 19 Republicans voted against it. Democrats backed the proposal, 49-5.
Yeah…so much for those so called Republicans being low tax, small government types. “It’s not fair!” Boo freakin’ hoo! It’s called competition, and that’s what capitalism runs on…not fairness. MORONS!
What does this so called budget do to reduce the deficit? NOT A FLIPPIN’ THING! Nope, what it does, from what I can figure out, with my temperature induced stupor, is raise taxes on those who can ill afford it, so they can spend even more. Just brilliant! What do they care? It’s not THEIR money they are squandering! But they are getting paid, with OUR money, aren’t they. I think it’s a real good idea to go back to the original plan. All elected representatives get paid a per diem, and ONLY for those days that they actually are working IN D.C. Simple, yes? And no, it won’t be enough for them to live on, so they’ll have to go back to their districts and states, and get a REAL job. See how they like being taxed and regulated to death, eh?
“The content of the plan the majority has now approved demonstrates why they were unwilling to reveal it for so long: their proposal, once accurately understood, cannot be publicly defended,” says Sessions.
It’s obvious they are counting on the low/no information voters. I’m of the mind, unless you own property, and pay taxes, you are not eligible to vote! Sound harsh? It’s a harsh ol’ world, isn’t it! If you aren’t paying YOUR fair share, then why should you get a say in how others FAIR SHARE is spent?
I’d very much like to smack that smug smirk off his lying, cheating, face! Take a gander at the votes this morning. Anything that would have saved the taxpayers money, was rejected! Freakin’ thieves!!!
I am a white, Southern, female. With the exception of 10 years in Wisconsin, 2 years in California, and nearly a year in Thailand, I have lived in the South all my many long years. Am I ashamed of being Southern? Nope. What embarrasses me is those who would take being Southern to the ugly lows of the Democrat Party, which by the way, is, and was, the party of slavery.
I remember the separate water fountains, the segregated schools, segregated buses, the separate waiting rooms in train and bus stations. I remember hearing the grown ups talk about another black person found hanging in a tree. I was young, but I DO remember how ugly it was, the horror I felt as a young child. I knew, even then, that there was something VERY wrong, but I was too young to understand just how very wrong, or what to do about it.
When I see someone like this guy featured in Zo’s video, Terry whatshisname, I get so angry, I would likely have thrown a punch at him, had I been stupid enough to attend CPAC, which, in my opinion, no longer represents conservatism. This assclown is a prime example. Was he a plant? Well, maybe, maybe not, but he sure isn’t a true conservative. The Republican Party started going down hill with that ‘big tent’ crap. No, we don’t need a big freakin’ tent! We NEED true conservatives, those who believe in God, country, and self reliance, not gubmint, gimmes, and the ignorance of public education.
On behalf of white, Southern, conservatives, I’d like to apologize for the rudeness of this guy. He does NOT represent the majority of us!
And his wife, Ashley, is a treasure too! If I hadn’t opened my eyes long enough to peruse through my email, I might have missed this little tidbit of VERY good news!
Tennessee insurance companies would be prohibited from participating in the state’s federal health care exchange that will provide federally-subsidized medical insurance under a bill approved Wednesday by a House subcommittee.
Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah, said he had found “the Achilles heel of Obamacare” with his bill (HB476) and, once Tennessee approves it, other states are likely to follow and doom the federal health care program.
“With this bill, I bring you the opportunity for your children and grandchildren and my children and grandchildren to save billions and billions of dollars of money being borrowed against them by the federal government,” said Dennis.
The “Achilles heel,” Dennis said, is that the federal law still allows states to control insurance companies. Thus, by declaring a state’s insurance companies cannot use the health care exchanges set up under Obamacare, the law can be negated, he said.
But for the love of all that’s holy, do NOT tell those jackwipes in D.C.! I’ve no doubt they’ll come up with some E.O. or other unconstitutional B.S.
Dennis also contended that Obamacare would take business away from state insurance agencies writing policies for private insurance that is not subsidized by Obamacare.
But insurance company lobbyists and an attorney with the state Department of Commerce and Insurance said passage of the bill would likely mean that out-of-state insurance companies would wind up serving Tennesseans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
“It’s going to be very frustrating for us not to give Tennesseans the option to purchase on the exchange and have the option of the subsidy,” said David Locke, lobbyist for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Tennessee.
The assclown is a LOBBYIST….FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY! I seriously doubt he, or BC-BS give a flying flip about the common man. U.S. Rep Marsha Blackburn, also my rep, has been trying for years to get a bill through that would allow people to buy insurance from other states, even if that company didn’t have an office in the state you live in. Well, we know how well that’s gone over with the fat cat insurance lobbyists. Apparently, there are many companies that do not like competition, and will spend big bucks to influence our so called representatives to squash any and all….like a bug!
The bill declares that no insurance company licensed to do business in Tennessee can be part of a health care exchange established by the ACA. Gov. Bill Haslam recently declared that Tennessee will not set up its own state-operated exchange under the federal law, leaving the state exchange to be operated by the federal government.
Tony Greer, general counsel for the department, said the bill is “trying to nullify the (health care) exchange provision of the ACA.”
Well DUH, socialist dude! That’s the whole idea! 70% of Americans did NOT want this crap they foisted on us, and thank goodness there are honorable men and women, still concerned with those who sent them to office to SERVE in OUR best interest. This ObamaCare crap is NOT in our best interest!
He also disagreed with Dennis’ “Achilles heel” proposition. The ACA does have a provision saying that it will preempt any state law that is in conflict, he said, and Dennis bill would likely be deemed in conflict since it tries to keep the federal law from working in Tennessee.
Uh no…sorry, once again, socialist dude! The 10th Amendment clearly states that we CAN nullify unconstitutional federal law! False Assertion 1: That States can’t nullify unconstitutional acts of the federal government because the Constitution doesn’t say they can do it. False Assertion 2: That Nullification is literally impossible. People….seriously…. y’all need to education yourself before making such idiotic statements! Sadly, we live in an age of ignorance.
The upshot, Greer said, could be the federal health exchange authorizing companies not licensed in Tennessee to sell federally-subsidized insurance within the state while companies with a Tennessee license could not. He said some Tennessee-based companies could choose to “become unlicensed companies” so they would be able to sell the subsidized policies.
Uh…no. Actually, that would be a criminal act. It’s against the law for any insurance company not licensed in a particular state to sell insurance in that state. I know…I tried. See? Ya jack wagons, should have passed Marsha’s law while ya had the chance. Morons!
After their testimony, Dennis, an attorney, said he still disagreed with the conflicting assessments.
“I don’t believe anything in Obamacare allows an out-of-state company to sell to Tennessee residents,” he said.
When it comes right down to it, there is nothing Constitutional about this whole chitworks! People can NOT be forced to buy something they don’t want, Congress can NOT force citizens to go against their religious beliefs, and the Supreme Court (see the above link) is NOT the final say in anything, contrary to what many may believe these days. The federal government is severely limited in what powers it is granted, BY THE PEOPLE. It might be a REAL good idea for them to remember that, and start upholding that ‘dusty old document’ they swore to uphold and defend!
The bill was approved 6-2 – the two no votes coming from the only Democrats on the subcommittee. The bill now goes to the full Insurance and Banking Committee next week. The Senate companion bill, sponsored by Sen. Dolores Gresham, R-Somerville, is also scheduled for a committee vote next week.
Color me SHOCKED that the no votes were from BIG GUBMINT Dims! And by the way, Sen Gresham is my state Senator too! Heh. Hey! What can I say? We have some very smart folks in our district, who elect very smart reps!
What the blazes is the point of getting rid of ObamaCare if you keep the taxes? ObamaCare has already screwed up medical care, increasing the cost of EVERYTHING, including insurance premiums. You know, that thing that Obama claimed would NOT increase your premiums. Just one more lie from this administration.
Perhaps if they would do more to prevent fraud, there would be billions of dollars in savings. But alas, this isn’t a priority of the feds.
While I see a lot of good in this summary of Ryan’s budget, there is so much more that could be done. Yes, D.C. has a spending problem, no matter what Pelosi or Obama says. End the unconstitutional spending and we just MIGHT see some major improvements. That won’t happen though, because Washington doesn’t give a damn. It’s not their money they are wasting on useless crap! They have made us ‘slaves’ to their addictions.
First Look at the 2014 Ryan Budget
At first look, the budget unveiled today by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R-WI) advances much-needed reforms and importantly accomplishes the crucial goal of balancing the budget within the decade, though this is partially on the coattails of Obama’s tax increases. Not a silver bullet, it is more of a stasis budget, rather than a bolder plan that builds on the reforms of previous years.
There are six things that each budget from the House, Senate, and President should accomplish. These are laid out in the Heritage plan, Saving the American Dream, which:
- Balances the budget in less than 10 years, without raising taxes, and keeps the budget in balance thereafter;
- Swiftly overhauls entitlement programs, including Social Security, to guarantee economic security to seniors while making the programs affordable;
- Repeals Obamacare in its entirety;
- Fully funds defense;
- Rolls back discretionary spending; and
- Rolls back recent tax increases with a sweeping, growth-oriented tax reform plan and caps taxes at the historical average of 18.5 percent.
Here’s how, at first blush, the Ryan plan measures up:
HEY! Republican elitists! THIS is what you are suppose to do! Stick to your oath of office, and stop playing footsie with those who want to destroy the country!
Ignore the fact that the setting for the response was another royal screw up by the Republicans. Turn on the A/C, put the water closer to hand, and stop being incompetent boobs! Criminy!
The content of Sen Rubio’s response was, for the most part, pretty good. It’s quite obvious that Obama and the senator see two different Americas.
It could be considered the first vote of the 2016 presidential primary, and Sen. Marco Rubio defied most of his party by voting against the “fiscal cliff” deal GOP leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joseph R. Biden struck.
Mr. Rubio was one of just eight senators to vote against the legislation, which cleared in an easy 89-8 vote just after 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
“Thousands of small businesses, not just the wealthy, will now be forced to decide how they’ll pay this new tax and, chances are, they’ll do it by firing employees, cutting back their hours and benefits, or postponing the new hire they were looking to make,” he said. “And to make matters worse, it does nothing to bring our dangerous debt under control.”
Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican whose father, Rep. Ron Paul, shook up the GOP’s nomination race in 2012, also voted against the deal.
To be honest, I don’t think these two men voted against it because they were thinking of 2016. I believe they did it because it was the RIGHT thing to do. Isn’t it a shame that so many others with that R behind their names are incapable of standing on principle?
Many of the GOP’s staunchest fiscal conservatives voted for the agreement, including Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee.
In other cases, my respect level went down. Didn’t have much for TN senators anymore anyway. I have NO respect for Democrat>liberal>progressive>socialist>communist anyway, so that’s not an issue.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the House of Representatives remember they are the ones who hold the purse strings, and can flat out say NO to all these destructive taxes? Wouldn’t it be nice if the whole lot would remember just how they got their jobs, and how they can, quite easily lose them? Yeah…I know… fantasy land.
I seriously doubt he’d want the job. LOL But this is what we need! No more worrying about offending the fence sitters. No more kowtowing to the left so they’ll “like us”. Screw them! Tell the truth! If they don’t like the truth, then that’s THEIR problem! Let the media have it with both barrels!!
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Congress has been in the business of wrecking the economy and then claiming they have the solution to fix the problems they created. Curses on both their houses.
Now the blame-game is coming from the Romney camp. In an interview with Candy Crowley, Romney adviser Carlos Gutierrez first attacked Romney for his remarks about “gifts” by Obama to buy votes. On this Romney is correct despite what some Republicans who are trying to position themselves for 2016 are saying. Then Gutierrez goes further off the rails. Like so many Establishment Republicans, he does not understand the mood of millions of conservatives who once formed the foundation of the Republican Party and gave it substantial victories in past elections, 2010 being the most recent:
“I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn’t belong. We are the party of prosperity, of growth, of tolerance. I mean these immigrants who come across and what they do wrong is they risk their lives, they come here and they work because they want to be part of the American Dream. That’s what the GOP is.”
People are really starting to PISS ME OFF!! This clown blames people like me. Another ‘adviser’ blames Chris Christie. Talking heads blame Limbaugh. Jindal says we have to make people like us? Give me a flippin’ break!
Ya wanna know whose fault it is that we’re stuck with that incompetent boob for four more years? There’s a long list! Where should I start?
How about with government run indoctrination centers! Yep, for the last 40 years or so, our so called public education system has been churning out virtual morons, incapable of rational, and critical thinking. They are instructed to ‘think’ what they are told, and never question the rationality.
Then, we have the media. Dear Lord in Heaven! What a freakin’ joke! Instead of actual news, we are spoon fed the pablum that they want us to hear, and ignore the truth. Once again, the inability to think critically comes into play. People don’t bother to investigate further, so they just stroll along, believing the BS they have been handed.
How about those voting vaginas? Now there’s a real bunch of geniuses! I guess if you think that you have the ‘right’ to slaughter your child, calling it ‘choice’ (although the choice was made before the conception), and think that you also have the right to spread ‘em anytime ya please, with contraception paid for by SOMEONE ELSE, then yeah… brilliant! /snark Criminy, these females are an embarrassment to all thinking women!
Shall we talk about the GOP? Yeah…there a real bunch of losers for ya! A handful of ‘rich fat cats’ have taken the platform that WINS, and turned it into a ‘big tent’. Stuff your big tent where the sun don’t shine! TRUTH doesn’t need a tent! Instead of reaching out to the base….folks like me, the TEA Party activists, the TRUE CONSERVATIVES….they placate the wishy washy middle of the road, can’t decide, fence sitters, and end up with splinters up their butts, and blame us? Naw…that ain’t gonna fly bub!
And Governor Jindal…with all due respect, I don’t give a flying $%#@ if people like us or not! Liking doesn’t mean DICK when you send the WRONG message! People seem to like Obama, for what reason, I have yet to figure out, but that doesn’t mean he’s the right person for the job! So, whether or not someone is ‘likable’ is irrelevant!
When it comes to Hispanics, they’ve been fed a line of BS as long as the U.S./Mexican border! The key word…ILLEGAL….seems to be left out quite a bit. Hey… we like immigrants just fine! We just prefer them to come in the front door, with permission, instead of breaking in the back door, expecting goodies at the expense of the tax payer, of all colors, creeds, and origins!
Then there’s that one GLARING issue no one seems to want to talk about….CHEATING! How many incidents of obvious fraud have been counted, yet not a word from the GOPers. If they had any sense, they’d demand a recount, nation wide! Voting machines changing votes. Illegals voting. Multiple votes…by the same person…and bragging about it? Yet….what do we get?
Yep! There are a whole lot of reasons we’ve been shafted once again. This is just the tip of the iceberg. So, here’s a clue for you establishment GOPers. Either you can start listening to US…as in WE, The People, or you can find another line of work because there won’t be a Grand Old Party anymore, and we’ll take it from here. There’s this thing called the U.S. Constitution that we are REAL fond of, and if that makes us extreme, ‘the far right’, or whatever other name you want to tack onto us, so be it! We ain’t going away, but YOU just might! Join US, or get left behind. Your choice!
Looking for a little insurance if your guy loses the presidential election? JetBlue has you covered, offering a chance for a free flight out of the country if Nov. 6 doesn’t go your way.
Dubbed “Election Protection,” the airline announced Wednesday it will give away 1,006 round-trip flights — that’s 2012 seats — to customers whose candidate loses next month.
“We’ve all heard it said before: if my candidate does not win, I’m leaving the country,” Marty St. George, JetBlue senior vice president marketing and commercial strategy, said in a statement. “Fun is one of our five founding values, and in this spirit we decided to give people a chance to recover from the political noise and follow through on their claim to skip town if their candidate comes up short.”
Does anyone remember how many ‘celebrities’ said they were going to leave if Bush won? Well, he did, and I’ll be darned if they aren’t still here, making noise, and being dipwads. One can only hope that they’ll keep their word this time, and head off to whichever commie country they choose. Permanently!
Travelers who visit jetblueelectionprotection.com simply identify their political party and choose their desired international destination, including Mexico, Aruba, Costa Rica or Jamaica. Then, if their candidate loses, they’ll be entered for a chance to win a (temporary) escape.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Democrats had beaten Republicans in sign-ups, 62 percent to 38 percent. The Bahamas appeared to be the top getaway choice for Republicans, while Costa Rica barely edged out the Turks and Caicos Islands for Democrats.
I wonder if those percentages are any indication that the dims are expecting their clown to lose? One can only hope! :D But on the serious side….where is there to go? This was the last great hope for freedom from oppression, and look were we are now….. stuck with an oppressive regime, although not as oppressive as it will be if Obama gets his way.
As an evangelical, I have no problem voting for a Mormon, anymore than I’d have a problem voting for a Catholic or a Jew. Now a Muslim? Yeah… I’d have a SERIOUS problem, but other than that… After learning more about Mormonism, and having many of the myths, promoted by the media over the last few years, I have even less of a problem voting for Mitt Romney!
Accurate information is a good thing. Now, I don’t take Glenn’s word for everything. I actually look things up for myself. I’d suggest others do the same. Get the facts! Do I agree with all their doctrine? Paleeeez! I don’t agree with a lot of the doctrines of my own church. Heh! Faith is based on the Word of God….not the whims of man!
As for Romney, he holds more of the same values as I do….Obama hold NONE of the same values. It’s that simple! I believe in life, liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness. I believe our rights come from God…not the government, which is made up of very imperfect humans. I believe this country has been taken on a magic carpet ride that must end…either with our destruction, or with our rebirth as a republic. I vote for our rebirth.
And yes, there is a bit of Glenn’s snark inserted. Deal with it!
Umm…that would be a big fat NO! Obama’s lapdogs once again proves why the public doesn’t trust them.
This is huge. Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, interviewed Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan after his RNC speech to rebut the accusations of several Democrats and so-called media “fact checkers” that his speech was full of inaccuracies and lies. The following is what never aired:
To be perfectly honest, the interview does look pretty bad for the Democrats and their mainstream media allies, given that Ryan is quicker on his feet than the political hit men being sent to take him out. But the Romney campaign knew about the interview, so there was a fair chance that the footage would see the light of day.
So now there’s not just the interview that went horribly awry for the Democrats, but the lingering question: what are you so afraid of, NBC?
What are they afraid of? Well, the truth absolutely terrifies them. They fear that their messiah will be found out to be complete phony…a ‘false god’ if you will. Paul Ryan is one of those extremely rare politician, that doesn’t behave like your typical politician. He’s actually HONEST! And that just scare the bejabbers out of the left stream media!