Skip to comments.You Have No Right to My Property
Posted on 03/03/2010 10:07:40 AM PST by UltraConservative
Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) is the most unpopular man in the Senate, according to his colleagues. "Today we have a clear-cut example to show the American people just what's wrong with Washington, D.C.," said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash). "He's hurting the American people," spat Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).
What is Bunning doing that deserves such reproof? He has the audacity to stall a 30-day extension of unemployment and COBRA health care benefits on the grounds that the extension would add $10 billion to the federal deficit, which is already expected to hit $1.6 trillion this year. Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants to pass that extension unanimously in order to expedite the process; Bunning has refused, correctly pointing out that the Democrats passed a "pay as you go" policy that was supposed to make spending deficit neutral, and that now they're tossing that policy out the window for political convenience. Bunning has even suggested a way to make the extension deficit neutral: Take money out of the unspent chunk of the Obama stimulus package and use it to fund the extension. Democrats have refused.
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What kind of asinine person would believe that you can fund a program without finding a way to pay for it first? When did it become unreasonable to ask these questions, WE DO IT ALL THE TIME AT HOME.
land of the free...home of the brave.
I’m beginning to question that.
You're far more right than you know, honey.
Prepare for WAR!
I agree! If this country does go through something in the future like Greece is which I”m sure we will soon then all the governemnt checks will probably stop. Our first priority is to the protection of our country everything after that is optional IMHO.
You Have No Right to My Property, but Pleeeease take my wife!
Sen. Bunning will be on Sean Hannity’s show at the top of the hour.
Here’s another source:
“Sen. Jim Bunnings Historic and Heroic Stand
Jim Bunning drew the line. He let Reid know he would withhold his consent from allowing the bill to come to the floor. He would instead ask that the Senate unanimously consent to consider a bill he would offer that would be exactly like Reidsexcept that it would abide by the Pay-Go principle. It would use unspent funds from the $787-billion stimulus, rather than new debt, to cover the $10 billion in new spending.”