Posts Tagged ‘republicans’

Deficit Reduction and the Debt Limit….

June 28, 2011

I was reading this article from the Wall Street Journal this morning, and I saw the following sentence:

“The two sides are aiming to reach a deficit reduction agreement that could pave the way for Congress to raise the $14.29 trillion federal borrowing limit by Aug. 2.”

I am just wondering if ANYONE else sees the problem with this statement??

the two sides are attempting to come to an agreement to REDUCE THE DEFICIT so they can INCREASE THE DEBT CEILING!!!

Anyone?…..Anyone?  Bueller…..Bueller….Bueller

Hello???

This is the problem with the situation today.  The politicians are trying to spin the situation to their viewpoint, the media is NOT critical, and no one is calling them on it!!!  In order for the DEFICIT to be REDUCED we must SPEND LESS than we TAKE IN.  It is NOT difficult!!  IF we spend less than we take in, there is NO need to increase the DEBT LIMIT!!

Any questions??

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Irony??

January 4, 2011

Does anyone else find it ironic, that now that the Republicans in the House of Representatives are going to hold a vote to REPEAL ObamaCare, the only things the Democrats can talk about is Jobs?

Let me get this straight. 

You, the Democrats, worked for almost 2 full years to jam ObamaCare down our, the American Public, throats against the will of a majority of us.  This is during the longest period of 9%+ unemployment in the history of the United States of America.  And now you want to say do not worry about the JOB KILLING provisions and uncertainty contained in the 2,000+ pages of a bill that NO ONE has read, worry about the economy and jobs.  Huhhhhh?

Seriously, at this point there have been 111 organizations that represent more than 1 million Americans that have been granted a waiver from complying with ObamaCare.  (UPDATE:  As of December 3, 2010:  The number has increased to 222 organizations and more than 1.5 million Americans, the HHS summary.  That is a 100% increase in the approved waivers, in 3 weeks!!)  The White House will not say how many have applied or how many are planning on applying.  So by my calculations, we have at least 111 people that have wasted spent time applying and we have at least 1 government employee reviewing the applications.  This is being generous on both counts, as I imagine that there at least 20 people in the government and at least 5 people involved in the private sector per application.  So you see, the Democrats are creating jobs!!

To the Democrats:  You have had more than 18 months of 9%+ unemployment to concentrate on jobs and the economy, and have only damaged or ignored both.  For examples, examine the off shore drilling moratorium that you have enacted, or the Obamacare fiasco that NO ONE in the world knows how it will be implemented, but most economists agree that it puts a strain on new hiring.  I suggest you sit down and learn something about how the real world, ie. not D.C., works!!

To the Republicans:  REPEAL the farce that is ObamaCare!!

I welcome any proof that the policies enacted by the Democrats, in the last two years, has created ANY jobs, not related to government.

No new ideas???

August 26, 2010

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: They have not come up with a single, solitary new idea to address the challenges of the American people.

I am getting sick and tired of hearing President Obama say these words.  Let me be the one to challenge the President to a debate on the truthfulness of the statement, and the implication that he is ATTEMPTING to make.

First.   When he says they, he means the Republicans.  OK, I agree with the President. “They” have NOT offered up any NEW ideas. 

The ideas that they have offered up have, however, been PROVEN effective in the recent past.  There are three large examples, since the start of the industrial revolution, and they were done by President Calvin Coolidge, President John F. Kennedy, and President Ronald Reagan.  That is two Republicans and one DEMOCRAT.  Let me say this again.  These ideas, mainly CUTTING taxes, have been done by both parties, in the difficult times (some say worse than the “Great Depression”) of the early 20’s (have you heard of the Roaring 20’s?), the difficult times of the early 60’s, and the oil/confidence recession of the late 70’s/early 80’s.  I would argue that the tax cuts of  Reagan, and the temporary defeat of communist Soviet Union, produced the great expansion of the 90’s and first part of 2000’s.  If you have more questions, please ask, please research, please become informed.  You may or may not agree with my assertions, but I will debate them.  Let’s see who can make the best case.

So far the President’s statement is absolutely TRUE!!

Second.  Lets examine the implication that President Obama is making with his statement.  His implication is, “We have come up with a single, solitary new idea to address the challenges of the American people.”  When he says “we”, he means the Democrats.

NO!!!!  Mr. President YOU have not come up with any NEW ideas.  Your ideas are all OLDER than the ones, discussed above, put forward by the “they” (Republicans).  Not only that, but, they have been the PROVEN failures of Socialism, Communism, Fascism and Statism.  These are the ideas of Stalin, Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler.  STOP, please do not dismiss this argument because I have used the dreaded Hitler word!!!!  I am NOT comparing President Obama’s ideas to the MURDEROUS ideas of Hitler.  I am comparing their economic policies.  All of these policies lead to Statism.  I am sorry that I can not cite the author of the next statement, but it is not mine.  I am repeating it, because it is true.  “The problem with all of these political systems is, that in the end, there can be only ONE.”  Meaning, they will all tend towards a Dictatorship.  Examples of this are Cuba, Venezuela, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, the old Soviet Union and eastern bloc.

So, Mr. President, I will TAKE the no NEW ideas from the Republicans that are currently being offered, because they have been PROVEN to work!!  I will DECLINE your NEW ideas, that are just OLDER ideas, that have been proven Failures.  The definition of STUPIDITY (remember the Cambridge Police?) is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Lets decide who is being STUPID!!

Slaughter Solution??

March 16, 2010

What is the Slaughter Solution??

You can read about Louise Slaughter at wikipedia or the last paragraph reads as follows:

In March 2010, Slaughter proposed that a House rule be passed to expedite the passage of health care reform legislation. The “Slaughter Solution” called for the House to approve a rule for debate deeming the Senate version of the health care reform bill “already passed” by the House without the House holding a recorded vote on the bill. The Senate version was unpopular due to such provisions as the so-called “Cornhusker Kickback”. Critics charged this proposed strategy was an affront to democratic principles and unconstitutional.

In other words, if the House (of clowns) votes on an Amendment to a bill, the Bill is assumed to have been approved.  WITHOUT voting on the original bill!!!!   HUHhhhhh?

My only question to the democrats, considering this manuever, is not “do they think it is constitutional?”

It is, “Are you going to like it WHEN the Republicans use this same manuever for a bill that you do not like???”

Well, your answer to that question should be enlightening for the American public.  You know, those people who YOU represent.

Using Reconciliation

March 3, 2010

Should the Democrats use reconciliation in order to enact the ObamaCare nightmare?

It is looking like they might actually be considering this scenario.  In my opinion, they can go for it.  Here is a possibility that they might not have considered.

They pass ObamaCare….yeahhhh.  Then it gets to exist as it is for about 8 months.  Assuming that the reconciliation conference can iron out the differences between the House and Senate almost immediately (which I doubt).  Then we (the American public that does NOT want this government take over of our choices) get to vote in the 2010 elections.  I predict that many candidates will step forward and their whole campaign slogan will be, “I will vote to repeal ObamaCare”.  I predict that a large percentage of these candidates WILL get elected, and then ObamaCare will be repealed faster than President Obama can sign an order to close Gauntanamo (LOL).

So let me repeat, I hope that any elected official, that wants to commit political suicide for NO gain, does so.

National Health Care

August 3, 2009

I have a question for ANYONE that feels that the “Government” should be invoved in Health Care in this country. 

I will ask it in a moment, but first I want to clarify some things.  Currently, the Obama administration, the Democrats in congress and the Democrats in the Senate are telling us that the public is clamoring for a solution, and that their solution (National Health Care) is the ONLY way to solve the problem.  They are ignoring the polls where some 80% of the public is happy with their coverage, or the FACT that the United States has the BEST medical care in the WORLD.

I am NOT saying that the system should not be improved.  I feel that there is too much inefficiency and costs are out of control.  But, I also feel that the involvement of the government WILL make the system worse and COST way too much.  Probably more than the $1 Trillion that has been thrown around.  If someone can show me ONE government program that has not gone over budget, I WILL show many that have.  For example, Social Security (projected to bankrupt in my lifetime), Medicare (I have NEVER heard anyone complain about this program…NOT), Medicaid (I have NEVER heard anyone complain about this program…NOT) and how about Cash-for-Clunkers (that budget, from the administration, did NOT last two weeks), there are many others.  So, now WE are supposed to trust them on this one.  I am SORRY, I cannot.

The question……

If the National Health Care system gets enacted, are you going to like the National Health Care system when Republicans get to make the decisions about coverage???

Please do not believe that the Democrats will forever run the White House, Congress, and the Senate.  And do not think that the coverages will NOT change with each change in party.  Let me make some observations.  Abortions – depends who makes the decision (Pro-life or Pro-choice).  Stem Cell therapies – depends who makes the decision (It was only 7 months ago that these were frowned upon).  Cancer treatments – maybe the patient does not have a good probability of survival, why spend the money?  I do not want a bureaucrat making those decisions for anyone in MY family!!

Will Chris Dodd (just diagnosed with Prostate Cancer) let ME decide what treatment he should get??  I will BET anyone, any amount of money that he will NOT.  I do not want HIM to make that decision for ME, or anyone in my family, either!!!!

President Obama is a GENIUS…

July 31, 2009

CLANK, CLANK, CLANK…..
Please make sure your lap bar and seat belts are securely fastened and please keep your hands inside the car for the entire ride…..
CLANK, CLANK, CLANK…..

That is the sound of the roller coaster that we are now on.  DO NOT worry about the budget deficit or any of the “money” that the USA currently owes, President Obama and friends are going to make it so SMALL that we will have no trouble paying it off.

I know, I know, all you hear about is how large the National Debt is getting.  I mean, $1 TRILLION dollars SOUNDS like a lot of “money”.  But, is it really??  In 1960, $1 million dollars was a lot of money.  Heck, in 1990 $1 million dollars was still large.  In 2000, I would argue that billion became the new million.  Even Forbes listing of the richest people no longer includes multi-millionaires.  Soon, trillion will be the new million.

With spending (National Health Care, Energy Cap and Trade, Stimulus I, Stimulus II, etc.) that President Obama, the Democratic Congress and the Democratic Senate are trying to FORCE upon the American public, the deficit is getting out of control.  Bernanke says that He can remove the excess “money”, that He has been printing 24/7 as fast as the printers will run for the past 8 months, from the system AS SOON AS it is needed in order to ELIMINATE the threat of INFLATION.  For the moment, let’s assume that He CAN do this.  Does He believe that EVERY central banker in the world CAN do the same thing.  At this point almost every country in the world is flooding the system with currency. (at least $800 BILLION from the USA, at least $500 BILLION from China, at least $70 BILLION from England, at least $370 BILLION from the European Union, at least $80 BILLION from Russia, at least $154 BILLION from Japan, at least $47 BILLION from Canada, etc.).

In my opinion, we are heading for a dose of inflation, that may even turn into HYPERINFLATION.  This is the type of inflation that means you add a ZERO to anything that deals with money, basically overnight.  That $3 gallon of milk now costs $30, that $40 dollar tank of gas now costs$400, that $6 lunch at McD’s now costs $60….you get the picture.  When this happens, our National Debt will NOT go up as fast.  See how SMALL it is getting?

Do not worry about what will happen to you when your wages/salary do not increase as fast as inflation, the government will take care of you.

Remember when President Obama lied said that He would NOT raise taxes for anyone making less than $250,000.  He is almost correct.  First, he is going to raise taxes, and then…….wait for it………..you will be making MORE than $250,000.  How is that going to happen?  Remember when I said you add a ZERO to anything that deals with money?  If you are making $25,000/year now, soon that will be the same as making $250,000/year.  See how SMALL the National Debt is getting?

Here is the best part.  Right now, the top 10% of earners pay 71% of the federal income tax collected, and 32% do not pay ANY federal income tax.  After we add a zero to everyone’s pay, the bottom 32% will START to pay taxes (FINALLY), because the tax code is NOT adjusted for inflation.  See how SMALL the National Debt is getting?

But, do NOT worry what is going to happen to you during the transition.  It might get a little bumpy for YOU personally, but the National Debt is getting so SMALL!!! 

President Obama and friends are GENIUSES!!!

CLANK, CLANK, CLANK…..enjoy the ride!!!!