Debt Ceiling Crisis is a Smoke Screen to Get "Super Committee", Gang of 6 in Place

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Ordinarily one of the houses of Congress introduces a bill, carries it through its process, passes it, then hands it off for the other house to pass it off as well. From there is goes to the President for his signature, at which time it becomes law. It’s not a fast process, but it’s not…

Mr. Obama, you lied

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Barack Obama was elected based on the speeches and promises he made in 2008 and shortly after he was inaugurated. Unfortunately for America, he has failed to come through on those promises, especially those dealing with spending and the economy. The ten most egregious of these flip-flops are chronicled below: In February 2008, Barack Obama…

What do you think about this idea for solving the budget crisis?

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I have a radical idea on how we can solve our Nation’s budget crisis — and do so without raising the debt-ceiling or raising taxes. The Bill of Rights contains this little gem: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the…

Are Republicans powerless, or are they conning us?

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Quote of the Day: “No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” — Edmund Burke (1729-1797) The financial support of generous DC Downsizers enabled us to send the following news release to more than 800 media outlets, and nearly 5,000 websites, this morning… Are Republicans Powerless or…

“Taxing the rich” makes poor/middle-class people poorer

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The Dem’s are floating the “tax the rich”, “make the rich pay their ‘fair share’” rhetoric to try and pay for their programs. Which, of course, gets the “not-rich” to back their plan… ironically, the “not-rich” are the beneficiaries of these programs. So let’s tax the “rich” — i.e., the businesses, or business owners. What…

Recent Votes

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Recent Senate Votes Military Construction-VA Appropriations, FY2012 – Vote Passed (97-2, 1 Not Voting) The Senate passed its version of the military construction and Department of Veterans Affairs appropriations bill for the upcoming fiscal year. The $144 billion bill differs slightly from the House version that passed on June 14. A conference committee will work out a final…

Hatch: Senate Democrats Block Common-Sense Debt Solution

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Senate Democrats threw common sense out the door today by refusing to even take a vote on Cut, Cap and Balance. This debt crisis demands we take serious action to stop Washington’s out-of-control spending, and to put us back on the path to prosperity. It’s unfortunate that some are not taking this call seriously: “I…