Skip to comments.Rant against the machine
Posted on 04/09/2011 8:42:31 AM PDT by austingirl
This is the email I am attempting to send to Boehner's email:
I am stunned that you caved into the radical leftists that have hijacked our republic, especially after the 2010 election results. The Tea Party principles are the majority view of the working slaves that fund your excesses. You are now part of the problem. An income tax is immoral. A tax on spending, called the Fair Tax, which actually taxes wealth, the underground economy and criminals is the moral way to fund the federal government.
Repeal the 16th amendment, dismantle the Department of Education, Energy, Fannie and Freddie and others too numerous to mention.. Disband the banking cabal known as the Fed which destroys the value if the American dollar. Stop federal meddling in every aspect of Americans' lives using the spurious justification of the Commerce Clause which was intended to keep interstate commerce REGULAR, not to regulate the amount of water in our toilets.
If you can't hold the puny and evil Harry Reid's feet to the fire over the 2011 budget, there is no hope that you can be effective preventing the raising of the debt ceiling and the bloated 2012 Obama budget.
If a working stiff making $30,000 a year borrowed $12,000 dollars a year and spent $42,000 a year - how long would they last? They would be homeless and destitute in one year. This is an exact parallel to Congress spending $1.40 for every dollar they take in. Either you are stupid, evil, or bent on destroying our nation.
The average wage slave is having difficulty buying food and gas and you failed every last one of us. The fact that we are not drilling our own oil and gas while the unqualified idiot in the White House gives billions to Brazil so we can overpay for their oil and further degrade America makes me want to howl at the moon. Using corn for ethanol rather than food is insanity.
I parted ways with the republicans when Bush didn't clamp our borders shut after 9/11 and when he and your ilk set out on a spending spree of other people's money. WE ARE OUT OF MONEY!
Shame on you!
Most sincerely, (my real name), an underemployed registered nurse in Austin, TX
Republicans control one half of one third of the government.
Everything you stated, while fantastic, would get killed in the Senate.
Until the tea party gets 61 seats in the Senate, the White House and a large majority in the House, what you are suggesting is a pipe dream
I guess I am a dreamer and an idealist. But I fear for our republic!
Bonehead is a pansy.
Hey if it makes you feel better, go for it. I got tired of getting my ass chewed trying to offer any kind of reasonable analysis of this last night. Everyone knows what you say here is true. Including Boehner. But it took 30 years of overspending and overconsuming to get us to this point and it’s going to take more than one halfway budget bill to get us out.
Did we get what we wanted? No. Did the other side? NO. Do we live to fight another day? HELL YEAH!
I don’t know if we will get everything we want in the next showdown or not, but I do know this: If what happened last November hadn’t happened, we would not even be having is conversation. So before you go out to tar and feather Speaker Boehner, just take a few minutes and think back to the grand old boxtox-filled jet-setting days of Speaker Pelosi.
In any compromise between Good and Evil, it is only Evil that can profit. - Ayn Rand
You have a good point - the election last November has at least brought this to the attention of many average Americans.
“You have a good point - the election last November has at least brought this to the attention of many average Americans.”
Too bad the Republicans we elected to the House didn’t get the message.
Nothing wrong with being a dreamer. I have my own dreams of how our budget would be shaped going forward.
But the Founding Fathers designed our system in such a manner that big change happens very slowly. Hence the Senate and its rules and the multi branched government.
If the Tea Party was dictator for a day, sure we could do what you want. But that is not realistic
A rationalist sees this is a huge victory in getting us back to fiscal sanity. A fanatic wants all or nothing and always ends up dissapointed
Why don’t you convert your letter into a petition and we’ll all sign it.
Amen Austin girl!!!! My sentiments exactly.
You hit the nail on the head. We are not in control. I guess making all the people who depend on HUD, IRS refunds, and other legitimate federal sources for food and shelter would be so happy with a shut down, they would help give us the votes we need to really make a difference. Yeah, right.
We have to live in the real world . Boehner did as well as possible.
We have set the narrative and framework for 2012 and forward.
39 billion over 5 months will now be a baseline, over a year that is 80 billion in cuts that Dems have agreed to.
In 2012 we should be able to push for 150 in cuts over an entire FY. If the elections in 2012 go our way, we can start to push for the Rand Paul 500 billion dollar cuts.
This is a marathon, not a sprint
Boehner is part of the machine, too .
Another Freeper a month ago or so, who sounded as if he/she knew Boehner personally, actually said Pelousy is considered a “friend” by Boehner.....scary thought.
There had better be some sort of strategy to this, because it looks like the cocktail party members (the repubs AND the dims) just want to continue to go to the coacktail parties....on the taxpayer’s dime....and-—WE’RE OUTTA DIMES.
Austingirl - you are a voice of reason in a city that is overwhelemed by liberal craziness! So you’re entitled to a good rant now and again.
A little civics lesson
3 branches of the government- The Congress, White House and Supreme Court
In Congress, spending bills start in the House but must get through the Senate. After they are passed by both houses of Congress they go to conference to iron out differences and then its sent to the White House where the President signs it into law.
The issue here was that the Republicans only have a majority in the House. Getting the whole pie, when half of Congress is controlled by the Dems, is impossible. It simply will not happen.
So there are 2 choices- take massive political heat and possibly damage our negotiating and electoral options going forward, or get the largest 5 months of cuts in US history, declare victory and be in position to win the bigger battles.
It doesn’t seem like a hard choice to me
Agree. This how Democracy, not tyranny, works.
You slowly win some battles and before you know it you are in the position you want to be in. It won’t happen in round 1 of 100
Here is my civics lesson:
Voting is now the opiate of the electorate. Vote all you want, put in office whom you think will do the right thing and be back in two years to try again...an exercise in frustration. Oh, don’t forget to send in your donations too.
Imagine what the deficit would be if the democrats still controlled the House. Keep the pressure on the GOP. But don’t turn it back over to the dems.
The TEA party is big enough to slant elections. All of these damn socialists can’t spin this bull-crap enough. Everybody can now go have fun at the taxpayer funded Cherry Blossom Festival which are timely out of bloom.
BETTER as a LETTER. (I hear they don’t pay attention to e-mails, anymore, and Boehner needs to get this !)
When pigs fly the Republicans will control 61 in the Senate, own the White House and the H of Reps. Actually, they would need 70 in the Senate to have 61 votes. The House of Representatives has only one job to do in this type of instance, shut down the govt until the budget is balanced. CRASH the FED, lay it at the feet of the Democrats and walk away. I don’t care if they ever get voted into office again, if the do this one thing they are winners. You and I both know that the budget is out of control, if not now, when? We don’t have 5 years, we have maybe 3 before the dollar is dumped as the global currency, and we crash anyway.
I never was that excited over the 2010 election. And I was sickened when BooHoo Boner was elected speaker.
There are still too many rinos. As I’ve said before, I’d rather lose for my beliefs than lose after caving. And I’m not convinced conservatives will win in 2012 so they’d better start now. Yet they didn’t according to Mark Levin. And I’ll take his word over Rove’s any day.
The Founders simply did not design our branches of government to function in a “hurry up” fashion.
And lets the God they didn’t, or else we would have a single payer health care system now
This is the very reason conservatives are disgusted. We worked hard to get conservatives elected and take control of the House. We were promised $100 billion in cuts. Then we found out that our crybaby "leadership" thought this would be too mean and we would have to accept $61 billion but we would get it by eliminating the puss filled planned parenthood and NPR subsidies. Then we were told that the $61 billion in cuts would be too mean and we would have to accept less but we would not budge on the planned parenthood subsidies. Now we find out Crybaby settled for $38 billion, a number the Dems are laughing at, and to get the laughing Dems to agree to this pittance we had to cave on abortion funding.
Right now I put Crybaby as the number one defender of taxpayer funded abortions and chief supporter of profligate spending. Apparently he, and you, have a radically different opinion from me about what the message from the voters was in the last election.
You don't understand that the emperor has no clothes. You can rant all you want about compromise and fighting another day but it is becoming extremely obvious that our "leadership" is indeed naked.
The only hope I see on the horizon is a strong leader like Trump. The elite, effete, nancy boy Republicans get rolled by the much tougher Democrats every time. Can you imagine Reid trying that crap with someone like Trump? The Republicans, and the Country, will continue to slide backwards until we get strong leadership. We won't get it from professional politicians.
Frankly, I believe it would be about the same.
I’m a big Mark Levin fan, too. Rove is part of the problem.
I have exhausted my mediocre computer skills posting this thread. How would I do this?
You are far kinder to boehner than I was.
I went to U.S. congress.guv and to his contact area and gave him a piece of my mind *which I can’t afford to give away) and told him in no uncertain way of how I feel about the gutless pos.
Conservative Republican? No such animal, just dem freakin lite.
I sent a copy of this to the Unamerican Statesman - do you think they’ll print it?
All the more reason to support Boehner while being clear this was insufficient. The debt ceiling and 2012 budget debates are ahead. If they feel they don't have your support they won't have any reason to fight harder.
Remember, Obama got none of the spending increases he wanted. Boehner got real cuts in spending with 1/2 of 1/3 of the government as his leverage. We're already over half-way into a 2011 fiscal year and Boehner's only been there a few months. This failure in passing a 2011 budget before last October was a Democrat-laid minefield.
Even the Tea Party only aimed for $100 billion cut from Obama's 2011 proposal. Boehner got $78.5 billion cut. That's far more than he expected. He was only so successful because he knew we were backing him up.
The 2012 budget will also disappoint you. I'm telling you know it will not be balanced. But it will have steeper cuts. Hopefully, they'll get a trillion in cuts. We'll see what they can pull off. This is not a problem that can be fixed in a single budget cycle. Cuts can only get so far, revenues need to rise which will only happen if the economy rebounds. The Democrats plan to push for tax hikes which might "raise revenue" but will surely drag on this anemic recovery.
We need to turn Democrats out in 2012. Every extra year they stand in the way of fiscal sanity, the harder it'll be to avert disaster. We cannot wait until 2016.
Now is NOT the time to go weak-kneed on Boehner.
You could write/print a train load of letters and it wouldn't have much more effect than your simple email.
To get control, you have to take control. This can be done peacefully as MLK and Gandhi have shown. Though peaceful, it will be painful for the participants. But certainly less painful than the catastrophe which awaits us all.
We have to shut down the economy until we wrestle control from our runaway federal government. To do this, a coordinated national economic shutdown by all like minded citizens and businesses lasting weeks and months would work.
The federal government is a parasite that will eventually kill the host. What we, the citizen body as host have to do, is take the appropriate medicine in order to cure ourselves of this illness. Otherwise, the consequences of our inaction isn't going to be pretty. Time to act is much shorter than you think.
We need to send email’s to every republican member of congress to dump Bone head.
West or Bachman should be speaker of the house..
Per the Constitution, any bill that originates and passes in the House, also need to be passed by the Senate.
Republicans control only the House, not the Senate. Thusly 1/2 of one branch of gov’t
As long as conservatives win, I am happy to have it come one modest battle at a time. Move the ball down the field.
Boehner did great work. The Republicans in Congress did great work. They deserve our praise and our support.
The shame is on those FReepers who can not be civil in their disagreement. It is fine with me for Austingirl to disagree and to want more sooner. We can respectfully disagree.
The name calling and lack of basic decency displayed by too many people here is not ok. It is rude and entirely counterproductive.
“do you think theyll print it?”
I think you knew the answer to that question before you asked.
You are forgetting the Scotus. That is a branch of government.
Congress is a branch of government as is the White House.
1/2 of Congress is controlled by Republicans, hence 1/2 of 1/3
Thank you! A most excellent rant! I agree wholeheartedly!
Apparently you are operating under the misconception that the Reps are fiscally responsible and want smaller government.
I won’t call you stupid.
Agreed. Maybe it’ll happen after the big default. ;-)
autingirl.....while I laud and agree with your sentiments entirely, MadIsh32 nailed it right off. We can’t get spit done until we ‘own’ the Senate and the WH as well as the House. That’s just a fact.
If nothing else, this should galvanize this country come November.
Have you volunteered and worked on campaigns for your state and national reps and candidates?
I did all the above for decades.
Also, 30 years ago, as an investigative reporter, I infiltrated a ‘NO PRESS” meeting of the state's DSOC commies. (Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee.)
My story was a front page, center-fold story that laid out the Socialists scheme for taking over the government. The lead speaker was, at the time, our state's Senate Majority Leader - a ‘democrat.”
He stood at the podium, took a card from his pocket and said: “I, like you, am a card carrying Socialist.”
He then went on to lament the fact that their Knight in shining armor, Teddy K, had lost even their primary race. And then Reagan had just become president. This double blow had thrown a giant monkey wrench in their headlong rush to power.
The speaker, lamenting the setbacks, then said: “We will not now be able to come out as Socialists.” He then announced the new plan that they would be discussing: “We must infiltrate and take over the democratic party.”
That was 30 years ago. Where have you all been while they have been accomplishing this goal? (And can anyone deny their success?)
And now Boehaner is supposed to turn it all upside down in one fell swoop, with only one half of three houses?
Instead of trying to bury him and us along with him, how about getting your hiney’s out there - roll up your own sleeves and go to the meetings, join, volunteer, canvass.
Let's make damn sure he has the help he need down the road. And remember, until we DO get control of the senate too - and the WH - anything they CAN get done in the Congress, even though it sounds great, it can quickly drown in the Senate. If it also gets through the Senate, it can be vetoed by the POTUS.
So - you want things done? Find the new troops, get them elected, get them to Washington.
Naivete gets nothing done.
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