A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Where´s The Pressure On Dems
To Cough Up Spending Cuts?

Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff

Original Article

Posted By:RustMB, 11/27/2012 8:30:13 AM

Budget Policy: Republicans are being hounded mercilessly to abandon their no-tax pledge to get a deal on the fiscal cliff. So why aren´t Democrats facing any pressure to compromise on entitlement spending? Every Republican who happens to bump into a reporter these days is sure to be grilled on tax hikes. [snip] But while GOP leaders have been signaling a willingness to cut a deal — even if it means agreeing to some form of tax hike — Democrats are digging in against any meaningful changes to out-of-control entitlement programs.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 11/27/2012 8:39:19 AM     (No. 9035613)

No matter what happens the R´s will lose, period, end of story. So, why not let the RATS own the whole shebang by voting Present on such votes? Worked for a certain usurper...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: fhancock, 11/27/2012 8:41:23 AM     (No. 9035617)

The Republicans should just say we will not raise taxes in a down economy it is not only illogical but economically corrupt...and stick to it...Obama thinks he can blame this on the House Republicans...get out on the talk shows...and new media and explain and quit hiding...if we go over the cliff then blame Obama every inch of the way and demagogue as best you can saying "Obama ruined Christmas for everyone"...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: hershey, 11/27/2012 8:53:22 AM     (No. 9035635)

democrats=entitlement=vote buying=disaster for the rest of us




  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 4 - Posted by: beca, 11/27/2012 9:05:14 AM     (No. 9035657)

the pres is where he always is,....MIA

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 5 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/27/2012 9:05:32 AM     (No. 9035660)

The GOP needs to be clear - spending cuts first!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Anner40, 11/27/2012 9:12:19 AM     (No. 9035671)

Why do so many people think they don´t have to pay their bills?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Blackops, 11/27/2012 9:23:42 AM     (No. 9035699)

It has always been about the spending. The horse is out of the barn now and the Republicans don´t have the "want to" to go chase it down and take control. The Republicans are only token opposition at this point. Why isn´t Paul Ryan taking the lead on these issues?

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy."

We have reached this moment in time.




  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: jimmiet, 11/27/2012 10:01:14 AM     (No. 9035782)

Spineless repubs will cave to higher taxes and no spending cuts. Kick this can down the road until the repubs can be blamed for the remaking of Greece and the dems can stay in power forever. Just pray for the government to be broke before the SS troops start breaking down doors.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: valinva, 11/27/2012 10:24:27 AM     (No. 9035835)

Until the pain caused by taking from one group and giving to another is felt by the majority of the populace nothing will change regarding out of control wealth transfer. I don´t use the term entitlements because the problem is more than just the programs it is the special favors to supporters of all kinds that is killing us. An example is the study published yesterday that found Obama bundlers got $9 in grants and subsidies for every $1 they gave to the campaign. Let´s go over the fiscal cliff and let everyone´s taxes go up as well as accross the board cuts in spending. Then you will see the howling by the Obama supporters who actually do pay taxes as they realize their is no free lunch.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 10 - Posted by: noproblems, 11/27/2012 10:28:55 AM     (No. 9035849)

again, i think the Repugs should allow 0bama and the Dimms to own the economy and the tax rates. They are in control and need to be held responsible.

The battle should be over the debt ceiling. Once the tax rates are raised, what leverage do the Dimms have at that point?

I slso think allowing the tax rates to raise on the "rich" will allow the Dimms to make a deal on spending, as they can say that there is balanced pain (rich pay more - poor/takers get less)going forward.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 11 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/27/2012 11:22:10 AM     (No. 9035955)

The Demon-RATS clearly won the last election, and killed our republic in the process.

The people spoke loud and clear that the government´s main purpose is to give them ´´cool free stuff´´.

So the Demon-RATS aren´t going to budge on the giving of ´´cool free stuff´´ in the least so that they can keep getting all those great votes.

Our nation is dead. It´s just waiting for it to implode under the weight of it´s rotting corpse...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: sunsong, 11/27/2012 11:52:40 AM     (No. 9036013)

The republicans need to fight! Otherwise there is no reason to have them. Obama wanted a fiscal cliff. Now he has one and is feigning upset over. Obama wanted everything postponed until after the election. He got what he wanted.

Now the pubbies need to explain *the math* to the people. Obama´s tax on the rich will raise a whopping $85 billion - which will fund the fovernment for about a week. That is pathetic. But the people don´t know about it because the GOP is too stupid to explain it.

If Patty Murray and other dems want to go over the cliff - let it happen. 2014 is a long, long time from now. Let people get used to paying their fair share...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/27/2012 12:43:26 PM     (No. 9036120)

We have no budget so there isn´t any spending, you silly Rabbit!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 14 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/27/2012 9:57:36 PM     (No. 9036831)

Earth to IBD... Obama is not talking to GOPers... ergo, they can´t pressure him! The only action GOPers can take is to inform the public that Obama is acting w/out congressional input... but that will be drowned out by Obama´s miscreants in the streets... unions, code pinko & moveon.org, blaming GOP for all the evils we will endure.

I wouldn´t be surprised if the MSM completely stop even interviewing GOPers & only focus on The Agenda.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 713448




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "RustMB"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "RustMB"



Mainstream Press to Obama:
Thank You, Sir, May I Have Another?
Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 3/21/2014 6:00:57 AM     Post Reply
Bias: How much abuse will the mainstream media take before they stand up for themselves? When the abuse comes from the Obama administration, their tolerance appears to be unlimited. This week, for example, two things happened that should have sent reporters into a frenzy of outrage. First, there were reports that the Obama administration has effectively crippled the Freedom of Information Act, despite Obama´s promise of unequaled transparency. Nearly half the federal agencies got an F grade for FOIA compliance, according to a Center for Effective Government report. And Cause of Action discovered that the administration had created a new FOIA exemption,

Why Is the ObamaCare Mandate So Toothless?
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 3/20/2014 7:30:22 AM     Post Reply
Health Care: Some think Democrats designed ObamaCare to fail so they could get to a single payer system. Seems a bit extreme. But it does help explain why they made the individual mandate so easy to avoid. According to ObamaCare´s architects, the individual mandate is key to making the law work. The mandate is supposed to force young and healthy people to enroll so they can subsidize premiums for the older and sicker. Otherwise, ObamaCare rates will spiral out of control. (Which already appears to be happening, according to TheHill.com.) The mandate is also supposed to prevent gaming the system — wherein people
Byline corrected by Staff

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Judging Obama´s Economy
By His Own Promises
Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 3/20/2014 7:28:54 AM     Post Reply
President Obama gave a speech recently in which he, as he almost always does, patted himself on the back for what he described as a solid record on the economy. "We´ve now seen over four years of economic growth," he said. "We´ve seen 8.5 million new jobs created. We´ve seen the housing market bounce back. We´ve seen an auto industry that has come roaring back. We´ve seen manufacturing return for the first time since the 1990s." Obamaphiles in the press typically repeat these claims, arguing that, given the mess he inherited, no one could have done any better. But is that true? And

Another ObamaCare
Rate Shock On The Way
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 3/19/2014 8:04:48 AM     Post Reply
Health Care: The administration issued new rules last week to spare President Obama more political damage from his phony "keep your doctor" promise. But in so doing, they´ve set in motion another ObamaCare rate shock. Soon after enrolling in ObamaCare, many people discovered the high cost of believing Obama´s promises. Not only were millions required to change plans, but many learned that their "new-and-improved" ObamaCare plans forced them to give up their doctors and hospitals, too. Turns out that insurers — desperate to keep premiums as low as they could in the face of ObamaCare´s costly benefit mandates, taxes and

The ObamaCare Hydra-Headed Monster
Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 3/9/2014 8:38:25 AM     Post Reply
Health Care: ObamaCare is turning out like the nine-headed Hydra monster of Greek mythology. Every time President Obama tries to lop off one of its failures, two more emerge. Recent news provides a good case in point. On Wednesday, Obama decreed that those who had plans they liked before ObamaCare could keep them for two more years. The move helped solve a huge political problem Obama himself created when he first made it possible for some people to keep plans they liked. Obama had allowed just a one-year extension — where he gets the authority to do any of this is beyond us

Debunking The ´Texas Miracle´ Debunkers
Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 3/7/2014 6:32:07 AM     Post Reply
Economy: When not making excuses for President Obama´s dismal economic record, liberals try to explain away Texas´ stellar growth. But what choice do they have? The Lone Star State proves limited government works. After Gov. Rick Perry entered the presidential primaries in 2011, the left made a determined effort to dismiss the fact that his state had outperformed the rest of the country. Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman called it the "Texas Unmiracle." Time magazine dismissed Texas´ burgeoning growth as mere luck. Others chimed in along the same lines, insisting that low taxes, limited government spending and a business-friendly

Obama´s Not-So-Secret War
On Private Medicare Plans
Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 3/4/2014 8:12:20 AM     Post Reply
To say that President Obama is not an enthusiastic backer of the two Medicare programs that offer seniors private insurance options would be something of an understatement. Over the years, Obama has repeatedly derided Medicare Advantage — the program that lets seniors enroll in subsidized, private insurance. He once called it "wasteful," and said it amounted to "giveaways that boost insurance company profits but don´t make (seniors) any healthier." Obama has been equally harsh when it comes to Medicare Part D — the drug benefit President Bush signed into law that relies on privately run plans. In his 2006 book,

   

 



 
Minimum Wage Hike Support
Falls On CBO Job Loss News
Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 2/27/2014 5:59:56 PM     Post Reply
Less than half the public support a sharp boost in the minimum wage when told that it could cost the economy half a million jobs, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll out Thursday. That comes amid reports that some Senate Democrats are backing away from President Obama´s push to boost the minimum wage by 39% over the next two years, to $10.10 an hour, after the Congressional Budget Office found that it would kill 500,000 jobs. Unlike other surveys, the IBD/TIPP Poll asked two questions about the minimum wage. The first simply asked, "Do you support or oppose raising the federal minimum

It´s Official: 65% of Small Firms
Face ObamaCare Premium Hikes
Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 2/25/2014 6:48:43 AM     Post Reply
Health Costs: Released into a news black hole last Friday, an official Obama administration report finds that ObamaCare will push premiums up for two-thirds of small businesses. Cross off another ObamaCare promise. The report came from the actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — which means it´s from the administration´s official ObamaCare number cruncher. What it found was that 65% of small businesses that offer insurance will likely see their premiums rise thanks to ObamaCare. That translates into higher insurance costs for 11 million workers. The reason? These companies generally employ younger, healthier workers and so had

Don´t Mend, Just
End ObamaCare
Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 2/21/2014 7:06:40 AM     Post Reply
Promises: Vulnerable Democrats think they´ve found a winning strategy for the November elections: Tell voters they can fix ObamaCare, but Republicans won´t let them. It´s a con. ObamaCare is unfixable. ´Joe Garcia is working to fix ObamaCare," says an ad for the Florida House Democrat. "He voted to let you keep your existing health plan and took the White House to task for the disastrous health care website." Of course, Garcia fails to mention ObamaCare is the reason millions lost their health plans to begin with. Or that its problems extend well beyond a glitchy website. But this is the Democrats´ midterm election

The Dark Side
Of Solar Power
Investeor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 2/20/2014 7:57:49 AM     Post Reply
Energy: What do you call an energy source that consumes vast tracks of open land and fries birds that cross its path? If you´re the president, you call it "safe," "reliable," "green" and worthy of massive taxpayer subsidies. That, at least, is the case with the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station that covers a vast area of desert outside Las Vegas and, thanks to the generous support of the Obama administration, has officially opened. The plant points hundreds of thousands of mirrors at three towers to boil turbine-spinning water. But the heat rays aren´t very friendly to the area´s birds, including falcons,

Stagflation, Anyone?
Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 2/19/2014 9:03:00 AM     Post Reply
Economy: Food and energy prices are rising, wages are flat and the top concern among Americans is unemployment. What was that word coined in the ´70s to describe a stagnant economy suffering inflationary pressures? Since the Obama "recovery" started 4-1/2 years ago, inflation appears to have been relatively tame, with core prices climbing just 7% from June 2009 to December 2013. But as CBS News discovered when it looked a little closer, the overall number is deceptive. In fact, it found food prices soaring. The official inflation data confirm this. Overall, food prices are up 9% since June 2009, according to the Bureau



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



The climate change deniers have won
61 replie(s)
Observer (U.K.), by Nick Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/23/2014 8:27:15 PM     Post Reply
The American Association for the Advancement of Science came as close as such a respectable institution can to screaming an alarm last week. "As scientists, it is not our role to tell people what they should do," it said as it began one of those sentences that you know will build to a "but". "But human-caused climate risks abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes." In other words, the most distinguished scientists from the country with the world´s pre-eminent educational institutions were trying to shake humanity out of its complacency. Why weren´t their warnings leading the news? In one sense, the association´s appeal

No Justice Department Charges
Against Ohio Woman Who Voted
Six Times for Obama

55 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by J. Christian Adams    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/23/2014 8:20:09 PM     Post Reply
Last week Al Sharpton embraced convicted vote fraudster Melowese Richardson at a “voting rights” rally in Cincinnati. The United States Department of Justice under Eric Holder has done nothing to Melowese Richardson 410 days after she admitted on camera that she committed multiple federal felonies by voting six times for President Obama’s reelection. Federal law makes it a felony to vote more than once for President. In fact, 42 U.S.C. Section 1973i(e) subjects Richardson to twenty-five years in federal prison for her six votes for Obama. The lack of DOJ action against an unrepentant federal vote fraudster combined with Richardson’s lionization by

Obama Flies to a Europe
Shaken by Putin´s Bold Strategy

51 replie(s)
NBC News, by Tom Curry    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/23/2014 8:09:45 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama flies Sunday to a Europe shaken by Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea and his threats against eastern parts of Ukraine. At a summit conference at The Hague on preventing nuclear terrorism – scheduled long before the Ukraine crisis – Obama will confer with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders. On Monday afternoon Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping of China, Russia’s neighbor and sometime rival. Putin has forced the United States and Europe to refocus on the origins of the modern transatlantic alliance -- the 1949 NATO defense partnership designed to prevent a

Media Matters inexplicably attacks Fox
News for using the term ‘homosexual’

37 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 5:18:35 AM     Post Reply
Media Matters, the website of choice for Fox News haters everywhere, attacked the cable news network on Monday for using the term “homosexual” in its programming — advancing the peculiar argument that the scientific term has a “pejorative connotation.” The online “media watchdog” contends that calling gay people “homosexual” is “a practice that’s quickly falling out of favor with major news outlets due the term’s often pejorative connotation and frequent use by opponents of LGBT equality.” Fox News, they chide, “has yet to update its language when referring to gay and lesbian people.” Buttressing their argument? A weekend piece in the Fashion

Romney slams Obama for
´faulty judgment´ on Russia

36 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Kevin Freking    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 3/23/2014 10:17:36 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney said Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown "faulty judgment" about Moscow´s intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee said Obama didn´t have the foresight to anticipate Russia´s moves and should have been working earlier with allies to make clear the penalties that Russia would face if it moved into Ukraine. Romney did acknowledge that such steps may not have been enough though to hold back Russia President Vladimir Putin. "Had we communicated those things, there´s always

´They´ve blown off the subpoenas´:
Republicans prepare brickbats for Obama
administration with new IRS corruption hearing

35 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Marttosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/24/2014 9:22:53 PM     Post Reply
Congressional Republicans, led by House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa,are planning another IRS coal-raking exercise for Wednesday, hauling the tax agency´s commissioner in for a hearing about the nearly year-old tea party targeting scandal. [Snip] An aide to one Republican committee member said Monday that the White House and the Treasury Department were already dangerously close to causing a constitutional crisis. ´They´ve blown off the subpoenas,´ the aide said, referring to legal demands the committee issued to the IRS on August 2 and February 14. ´If the DOJ keeps dragging its heels too, and can just get away with it,

Why churches should brace for
a mass exodus of the faithful

32 replie(s)
The Week, by Damon Linker    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/24/2014 9:30:28 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the sweeping acceptance of gay marriage in recent years is owed in large part to Christianity. Rejecting the rigidly hierarchical and stratified societies of the ancient world, Jesus Christ taught the equal dignity of all persons, proclaimed that the meek shall inherit the earth, and declared that the last shall be first and the first shall be last. The Western world has been working out the logic of these subversive teachings ever since, with the institutional transformation of marriage being the latest, though surely not the last, example of its social, moral,

Stay cool, Sasha! First daughter cuts a
stylish figure in shades as the Obamas
visit Great Wall of China and country
becomes fascinated with Michelle´s ´elegance´

31 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Associated Press & Daily Mail Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/23/2014 12:46:59 PM     Post Reply
First daughter Sasha Obama cut a stylish figure in jeans and shades as the Obama girls visited the Great Wall of China today. Michelle Obama, Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, were left alone to explore the Mutianyu section of the historical landmark in the northern Beijing suburbs though Chinese police officers looked on protectively. The three walked a stretch of the wall that looks out to a massive rock inscription on a hillside that reads in Chinese: ´Loyal to Chairman Mao.´ The country has been fascinated by Mrs Obama´s ´elegance´ during the weeklong visit to the country to promote educational

Can Liberals Trust John Roberts
to Rescue Obamacare Again?

28 replie(s)
New Republic, by Tom Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/24/2014 3:28:38 PM     Post Reply
Most Supreme Court watchers are fixated these days on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby—the important challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate scheduled for argument Tuesday. And why wouldn’t they be? With its potent mix of religion, sex, Obamacare, and prayerful corporations, it’s the blockbuster case of the term. It is also a crucial test of Chief Justice John Roberts’s leadership on the Supreme Court. Just two years ago, Roberts cast the deciding vote to largely uphold the Affordable Care Act. While the country remains divided over whether he acted like a traitor or a statesman, all would have to agree

Sasha Obama is not impressed
with trip to China

27 replie(s)
New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 4:44:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Spring break was never this dull. First Lady Michelle Obama’s kids finally hit the wall on their whirlwind visit to China, showing signs they’ve nearly reached their limit tagging along with mom as she visits site after site on what’s billed as a “person-to-person” tour. Accompanied by Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, the first lady on Monday toured Xi’an, an ancient city in the ancestral province of Chinese President Xi Jinping. They inspected the city’s 600-year-old wall, a day after touring the Great Wall near Beijing. Photos show Sasha looking like she’d rather be back home with her pals than hitting the

De Morgen apologises for Obama cartoon
26 replie(s)
De Redactie*, by Michael Torfs    Original Article
Posted By: wetenschapper- 3/24/2014 7:59:55 AM     Post Reply
The Flemish daily De Morgen has offered apologies for the Obama cartoon that was shown in its satirical section "The Daily Herald" on Saturday. The digital collage compares the Obamas with monkeys and triggered numerous international reactions. De Morgen says they made an error of judgement.

Boxer: Obamacare ´Is a Huge Success´
25 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/24/2014 11:52:15 AM     Post Reply
"Never in my lifetime have I seen a law that is helping so many people be so vilified," Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told a conference call on Friday. She talked about the millions of people in her state who are benefiting from the law that Republicans have tried to repeal 54 times. "This is a huge success, this law. I´m saying that. We had a terrible rollout, it slowed us up, but it´s all falling into place now and the Republican answer is very, very simple -- let´s repeal it and take away all these benefits from people. And that´s just gonna

   

Post Reply   Close thread 713448





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS