Okay, it´s official. According to the Treasury Department, the U.S. debt jumped to $16.1 trillion in 2012 from $14.8 trillion in 2011. That´s a $1.3 trillion deficit for the last year. Remarkable. During President Obama´s first term, the federal debt rose by roughly $6 trillion. Now, if they are bold, House Republicans will take advantage of these dismal numbers. Bold means bold spending cuts, as in cut spending like there´s no tomorrow. Bold means implementing the $1.2 trillion spending sequester. Bold means an absolute rock-solid commitment to spending cuts. A new Rasmussen survey
Not unlike Franklin´s warning about trading liberty for security: Pubs who would abandon their brand (aka principles) for political security (electability) will wind up with neither.
2014 is not looking good for the Pubs right now. One silver lining is that if the GOP is doomed in this election anyway, it might be an opportune time to start a new party. Time for Charlie Brown to ignore Lucy and the football.
Higher spending cuts= higher unemployment numbers. All this money that´s to be cut is either given to entitled people or bureaucrats. They can´t reduce entitlements because they´d lose their jobs next election. If they fire all the useless deadwood on the government payroll, the unemployment would go to 20% and they´d lose their jobs. Or, to paraphrase that great philosopher Oliver Hardy "here´s another fine kettle of fish the congress got themselves into."
If the Republicans lose the house in 2014 and fail to retake the senate, then there is no hope for America. Obama wins it all, and the country will not recover. And don´t delude yourselves that a 3rd party will save us. We don´t have time to build up a 3rd party: at best we have 3.5 years.
I like the plan... force the senate to produce a budget, which requires monetizing expenditures for the 1st time. As for mid term elections... the election process is so corrupted, Holder wants to automatically register all Americans to vote. Why? Because they used the nat´l SS database to vote for Barry, not realizing how many were not registered... ergo, 140% voters.
And now the Obama miscreant election machine is a full time non-profit... pounding us with propaganda 24/7.
I don´t think the GOP can save the economy no matter what they do, and they can´t stop the WH for blaming them for whatever happens, no matter what they do, and they can´t prevent some kind of sooner or later credit fiasco. Since they can´t possibly do any of those things, wouldn´t it be wiser to focus on what they can do, which is stop feeding the beast? t´s a very understandable project. And if they don´t have any project, people may vote for the man with a plan, any plan.
Going back to Peelousy running the House, Reid in the Senate, and Barry as messiah is enought to make one shudder. It would be the final nail driven into America. The problem is the Senate which refuses to submit a budget, much less cut a dime even for a cowboy poetry festival. If anything, it´s the Senate that needs to be taken over by the GOP.
As the centenary of the 1914-1918 Great War approaches, historian Christopher Clark points out that conflict’s eerie, modern relevance. ‘The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand began with a cavalcade of automobiles and a squad of suicide bombers: the young men who gathered in Sarajevo with bombs on 28 June 1914 had been told by their handlers to take their own lives after carrying out their mission, and received phials of potassium cyanide to do it with,’ he says in a London Review of Books essay. ‘Behind the outrage at Sarajevo was an avowedly terrorist organisation with a cult of sacrifice, death
Peter Tupper measures his summer in bags of corn sold. “Normally we do 150 bags a week,” said Tupper, who own Charlie’s Farm Market in Normandy Beach. “This year, we’re doing 25.” Jeff Serio, the rental manager at Ocean Beach I, II and III, measures his summer in the number of vacation weeks his staff sells. Last summer, they did 4,000. This year, 1,800. (Snip) This densely packed part of the coast has 12,929 homes in a 6.5-mile stretch of barrier island. A full 71.4 percent — 9,229 homes — are seasonal, meaning their owners are getting no federal loans or
While veterans waited longer than ever in recent years for their wartime disability compensation, the Department of Veterans Affairs gave its workers millions of dollars in bonuses for “excellent” performances that effectively encouraged them to avoid claims that needed extra work to document veterans’ injuries, a News21 investigation has found. In 2011, a year in which the claims backlog ballooned by 155 percent, more than two-thirds of claims processors shared $5.5 million in bonuses, according to salary data from the Office of Personnel Management. The more complex claims were often set aside by workers so they could keep their jobs,
Cody, Wyoming - And it is a woman with a familiar surname in US politics that is asking for a chance to lead a renewed assault on Washington and rid America of, what she sees as, the scourge of Barack Obama, impending socialism and the grasping hand of big government. Liz Cheney – 46-year-old daughter of former US vice president Dick Cheney – doesn´t stand much over five feet tall in her cowboy boots, but from behind her sunglasses she radiates the kind of toughness that suits a place where you can still legally take a six-shooter into a bar.
MOSCOW— Russia urged the U.S. and its allies Sunday to await the findings of a U.N. inspection team expected to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria and avoid military action. Moscow also welcomed Syria´s decision to allow international experts to examine the area in a Damascus suburb where at least 100 people died in the suspected attack. Syrian and U.N. officials are working to finalize the timing of the visit. Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said all countries should wait for the results of the investigation and he encouraged other countries to "show prudence and
Why does President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett have Secret Service protection? It turns out that some of her colleagues inside the White House are skeptical that actual, specific threats resulted in Jarrett’s proection . “While a high-profile White House official — especially an African-American woman, such as Jarrett — could legitimately be considered a more likely target than most, several West Wing officials I spoke to were dubious there had been any special threats against her,” writer Mark Leibovich reported in “This Town,” a new book on Washington. Added Leibovich of Jarrett’s White House colleagues: “They suspected, rather, that Jarrett
Melbourne- It was the day when all that was good reigned over all that was bad in the life and death of murdered Australian baseballer Chris Lane. Hundreds of friends - those who had played with him as a kid to old folks on walking sticks who had watched his sporting progress - gathered today on ´Laney´s´ field of dreams in Melbourne where his sporting life as a catcher had taken off. His family and friends had shed tears all week since the day they learned that Chris had been shot randomly in the back as he jogged through the
A boxed-in President Obama is moving closer to approving air strikes against Syria. Obama’s public comments and actions over the past year suggests he does not want to get drawn into the fight over Syria, particularly at a time when the public is fatigued after the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. But the Syrian government’s actions and Obama’s own rhetoric may leave him little choice. Obama “has kind of trapped himself,” said Doug Bandow,(Snip) “I don´t think he thought he was going to be in this position,” Bandow said. “He didn´t want to get involved in Syria. All of the sudden
TIME Magazine reports that Egyptians "remain convinced that President Obama is backing the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi." Speaking on August 22, the head of Egypt´s Social Democratic Party Mohamed Abou El-Ghar said: "America is losing Egypt... There is a very strong perception that they are supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and they are against other parties." El-Ghar said this perception began growing when Senator John McCain (R-AZ) met with representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood in February 2012 but would not meet with with representatives from other parties. He said the perception "was furthered" when U.S. Ambassador to Egypt
Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday doubled down on his call to arms in “defunding Obamacare,” even if Senate Democrats are highly unlikely to approve any short-term spending deal this September that impugns President Obama’s signature domestic achievement. Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said that if the GOP-controlled House could pass a continuing resolution that strips the Affordable Care Act of funding this September, a “grass-roots tsunami” of opposition to the health care law could force the Senate to relent.The GOP, he told CNN, has to do something it hasn’t done in a long time: “Stand up and win the argument.” Mr.
Upon the anniversary of the March on Washington, John Lewis spoke to Meet the Press’ David Gregory about the legacy of the civil rights movement Sunday morning, encouraging America to embrace, not fear, the shifting demographics of the electorate that would put minorities in a place of political power. “I think some forces want to create this sense of fear,” Lewis said. “They think that the country is moving too fast, or maybe becoming too progressive. The country’s not the same country. People are coming together. And in a short time, the minority will be the majority.” Lewis is the
WASHINGTON- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Saturday said his state´s healthcare program is a good Republican alternative to President Barack Obama´s federal healthcare law. Pence´s comments came during the weekly Republican address, The Hill reported. "The Obama administration is creating confusion in the marketplace, from its suspension of the cap on out-of-pocket expenses, to providing subsidies without verifying income, to a one-year suspension of the employer mandate, this healthcare law is weighing down our economy," Pence said. "It´s costing jobs, discouraging investment and making the future bleak for too many families. Pence said his state´s program empowers patients over the
I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the “Million Muslim March” planned in Washington D.C. on 9/11. If you haven’t, you can watch the group’s organizer refusing to denounce hateful groups like the Muslim Brotherhood here. Now in response to the march, a bunch of bikers are planning their own party in DC on 9/11…with two million people. Thousands of America’s patriotic bikers are organizing an enormous counter protest to the planned Million Muslim March on DC this Sept. 11. The Facebook Page, “2 Million Bikers to DC,” has over 18 thousand “likes,” as of Thursday morning and individual state chapters of riders
On Saturday, Martin Luther King III, son of the civil rights icon, used a rally that honored the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Doctor´s "I Have a Dream" to politicize and inject race into the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, asserting he was killed because of the color of his skin. "Sadly, the tears of Trayvon Martin´s mother and father remind us that far too frequently the color of one´s skin remains a license to profile, arrest, and to even murder with no regard to the content of one´s character," Martin Luther King III declared. "Regressive ´stand your ground´ laws must
From bad to gross? A potential candidate to succeed disgraced San Diego mayor Bob Filner has been caught openly masturbating in restrooms on multiple occasions, according to investigative site VoiceOfOC.org.When Carl DeMaio, one of the leading Republican candidates to replace alleged serial sexual harasser Filner, was in the City Council, he would allegedly leave the dais during meetings to m*******te in a men’s room, former City Council president Ben Hueso said. Hueso, now a Democratic state senator, said he witnessed DeMaio in the act twice, but others suspect his inappropriate
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was "questionable." But he isn´t sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness. Speaking on CBS´s Face the Nation, Powell said cases like Martin´s "blaze across the midnight sky" and are forgotten. The first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and first black secretary of state, Powell says America has come a long way toward racial equality 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.´s "I Have a Dream" speech. Powell recalled being refused service when trying to
In a statement released this morning, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham call for the U.S. to "take limited military actions in Syria." “Recent reports and information from Syria lend additional credibility to what has been clear since last week: Assad and his forces have once again used chemical weapons against civilians in Syria and are, in fact, escalating their use. Their recent massacre of hundreds of men, women, and children around Damascus clearly constitutes the commission of a war crime, and it is the responsibility of civilized nations everywhere to ensure that those responsible are held accountable," the statement reads. “Now
On Thursday, November 21, 1963, a wealthy Dallas businessman was throwing a party. His name was Clint Murchison and he was big in the oil business, with additional interests in banking and publishing. His influential guest list included Richard Nixon, in Dallas on business for his clients the Coca Cola Company. Oil billionaire HL Hunt was also present along with Senator John Tower, Chase Manhattan banker John McCloy and Murchison’s particular friend, FBI director J Edgar Hoover. Into the gathering strode Vice President Lyndon B Johnson, accompanied by his Dallas mistress Madeleine Brown. He had left President Kennedy and those
The far right has gotten into a dangerous habit (well, many habits but we’ll focus on one for now). Those who claim to be guardians of conservative purity assume what they advocate is popular. Therefore, the explanations for failing to get what they want must be betrayal or cowardice by their party, lies by the media, or inarticulateness. They imagine if they speak in shrill tones and hammer the same message over and over again they will prevail — provided of course they are not betrayed, undermined and hobbled by their own elected leaders and the devious vast left-wing conspiracy.
WEST MELBOURNE -- Investigators say a Brevard County pizza delivery man took action into his own hands -- shooting and killing a would-be robber. Investigators said Byron Park, a Domino´s employee, had just delivered a pizza to one of the rooms at the Days Inn off US-192 near Interstate 95. Park, 54, went back to his car, sat down and starting counting his money and tip, waiting for his next call for a delivery. That’s when investigators said 32-year-old Fredrick Kelly Jr. approached him with a knife, demanding money and threatening to kill him. Park pulled out his firearm and fired once toward Kelly,
An Australian baseball player who was allegedly shot and killed at random while he was jogging wasn´t targeted because of his race or nationality, the prosecutor in charge of the case has said. -Snip] ´At this point, the evidence does not support the theory that Christopher Lane was targeted based upon his race or nationality,´ District Attorney Jason Hicks said in a statement on Friday. Hicks acknowledged that social media posts allegedly made by some of the defendants are racial in nature, but he said ´the evidence is insufficient to establish that race was the primary motive´ in Lane´s slaying.
The day after thousands rallied to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, the National Mall looks like a trash dump. The grass from the Lincoln Memorial to the World War II Memorial is covered Sunday with empty soda cans, water bottles, boxed lunches, newspapers, a broken chair and rally signs. The Reflecting Pool also was filled with trash. Although the trash cans were full along the expanse, the attendees did not attempt to leave their garbage near the bins. Instead, they left everything on the grass where they stood. On Saturday, prominent Democrats such as Attorney General
Washington - U.S. intelligence officials are still trying to determine whether Syrian President Bashar Assad unleashed a deadly chemical weapons attack against his people earlier this week. That´s the word from the White House after President Barack Obama met with his national security team Saturday to discuss possible next steps in Syria. Officials have said Obama will decide how to respond once the facts are clear. A statement from the White House about Saturday´s meeting said Obama also received a detailed review of the range of options he has requested for the U.S. and its international
Speaking before a group of State Department workers last week, Secretary of State John Kerry gave voice to the frustration authoritarians experience because of the easy access to information on the internet. Secretary Kerry told the audience that the world had been "complicated" by "... this little thing called the internet and the ability of people everywhere to communicate instantaneously and to have more information coming at them in one day than most people can process in months or a year." This pesky internet, Kerry says, "makes it much harder to govern, makes it much harder to organize people, much harder