Archive for the ‘Congress’ Category
“This is getting comical. To recap: Warren — who might be 1/32 Cherokee — says she classified herself as “Native American” in 1986 in hopes of being invited to attend a “luncheon” comprised of people “who are like I am.” She proceeded to renew her ethnic self-identification for the next nine years, then finally stopped checking that box in 1995, for no apparent reason. The fact that she just happened to have secured tenure from Harvard by that point is irrelevant, she says.”
“Recently, Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, testified before the House Budget Committee on the growth of the 10-largest “means tested” federal programs that serve people who qualify by various definitions of poverty. Here’s what Haskins reported: From 1980 to 2011, annual spending on these programs grew from $126 billion to $626 billion (all figures in inflation-adjusted “2011 dollars”); dividing this by the number of people below the government poverty line, spending went from $4,300 per poor person in 1980 to $13,000 in 2011. In 1962, spending per person in poverty was $516.”
How did we survice in the ’60’s and before?
“With the Solyndra, First Solar, Sunpower, Fisker, and related Obama administration Department of Energy scandals, President Obama is following a trail blazed by Vice President Al Gore in the mid-1990s. Similar scandals — failed (or failing) green technology companies intertwined with Democratic Party fundraising — will continue to arise until we understand their genesis.”
Ever wonder how Al Gore made his money? A bridge between political connections (ie government funding to green projects) and Wall Street (via venture cap funds).
“Maxine Waters reminded us today that, should Democrats win back the House, she is in line to become the next chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee. If that doesn’t scare you, then just watch this video. In it, she calls Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor “demons” who “would rather do whatever they can to destroy this president, rather than for the good of this country.”
“It’s the last time Congress passed a budget. 1000 days later, we are operating without any plan. Oh, the irony that it is today — I can’t wait to hear about it during the State of the Union tonight. Just like last year’s State of the Union. The budget Obama tried to pass shortly thereafter, modeled on the ideas espoused during his speech, failed 97-0. It was so outrageous, not one Senator of either party would put his name to it.”
“Obama, however, didn’t seem to mind when Democrats changed the rules during George W. Bush’s presidency. On Nov. 16, 2007, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that the Senate would hold pro forma sessions — that could involve little more than gavel rattling — during the Thanksgiving holiday “to prevent recess appointments.”
According to the Congressional Research Service, “the Senate pro forma session practice appears to have achieved its stated intent: President Bush made no recess appointments between the initial pro forma sessions in November 2007 and the end of his presidency.” Upon Obama’s election, recesses resumed, but in 2010, the Senate resurrected pro forma sessions.”
Listen to what he said and then what he does. You’ll start to see the real Obama.
“The unemployment insurance extension is not only good for individuals. It has a macroeconomic impact. As macroeconomic advisers have stated, it would make a difference of 600,000 jobs to our economy,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-CA said at a briefing on Capitol Hill.”
These are the people running the show for us. No understanding of the economy.
“The Democrats said no. They were unwilling to agree to anything less than $1 trillion in tax hikes—and unwilling to offer any structural reforms to put our health-care entitlements on a permanently sustainable basis.”
See, no compromise is possible. They are playing to only to win; so should we. The future of this country is at stake.
“Three months ago, the press on the whole almost totally ignored Waters’ comment at a Congressional Black Caucus event that “The Tea Party can go to hell.” That would be the civil, hygienic, clean-up-after-themselves Tea Party.”
Double standard hypocrite.
“Schweizer had been struck by the fact that members of Congress are free to buy and sell stocks in companies whose fate can be profoundly influenced, or even determined, by Washington policy, and he wondered, do these ultimate insiders act on what they know? Yes, Schweizer found, they certainly seem to.”
You mean there’s gambling going on here? Your winnings, sir.
“Pelosi and her husband participated in an initial public offering of Visa in 2008, according to CBS. They bought 5,000 shares at the initial price of $44; two days later, shares were trading at $64, CBS said.”
Do you know how hard it is to get 5000 shares of a hot IPO? Why not step aside Nancy and let the small investors you care so much about participate?
“According to the CBO report, 600,000 to 2 million people have jobs as of now that were “created or retained” because of the $825 billion stimulus. If the maximum number of 2 million is accepted, that works out to a cost of $412,500 per job. If the minimum number of 600,000 is accepted, that works out to a cost of $1,375,000 per job.”
Her warped sense of reality is showing.
“During the Bush administration, some Senate Republicans wanted to do what Reid did as a way to stop Democratic filibusters against conservative judicial nominees. But they declined to invoke the so-called nuclear option, recognizing that it would inflict permanent damage to the legislative process by nullifying the right of minorities to be heard on the Senate floor. But Reid apparently cares little for minority rights, at least when Republicans are in the minority.”
Reid’s arrogance on display.
The Obama administration appears intent on using back-door means to accomplish every element of the extreme legislative agenda that the American people decisively rejected in the 2010 midterm election. Nearly every agency has been in on the act, but perhaps the most egregious behavior has been that of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is pursuing not just what was in the failed “card check” legislation, but a frontal assault on the right to work in America. ”
Behind the scenes bullying.
“I’m talking about a jobs program of a trillion dollars or more. We’ve got to put Americans to work. That’s the only way to revitalize this economy. When people work they earn money, they spend that money, and that’s what gets the economy up and going,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Yes, Maxine government creates jobs and do you have a trillion dollars to borrow and add to the deficit? How have you ever helped your community when you only look for handouts for them?