Skip to comments.COUNTDOWN TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN (LIVE THREAD)
Posted on 04/08/2011 7:03:55 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Seems like a good idea. Two Hours Left.
You are lost.
This is why I will never be a republican. Cowards and rats, one and all, sniveling at the shoes of leftist tyrants. What a sad joke. Boehner couldn’t even hold the line on what amounts to chump change in another bloated fantasy budget.
In the end, we’re going to pay dearly for this crap.
McConnell from the floor of the Senate: “Let me thank my friend the Majority Leader.”
That, in a nutshell, is exactly what is wrong with Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party. Nice-nice while America sinks into the abyss.
Now they are all patting each other on the backs and saying how well they all worked together to resolve the problem...until next Friday, at least.
You buy that BS at your own risk. Wake up!
Yeah. Right. I want some of what your smoking. I've seen this movie before and know PRECISELY how it ends...right down to the last drag on the cigarette after getting our biannual screwing.
Believe me, I never look to D. C. for anything, period!
Do not support Whigs.
no the budget is about 4.2 trillion the deficit is 1.6 trillion
Well, it turns out he didn’t have to cancel his vacation, but he already did — so I guess he’s pretty upset, especially since the weather doesn’t look that good in town for golf on Sunday.
****Don’t look for courage in Washington D.C. Republicans.
It’s the state Republicans who have the will to do what’s right, like Scott Walker, John Kasich and Rick Scott.****
We will find Republicans to replace the Rinos and the spineless in DC in 2012 and 2014. It may be too late by then , but we will find them.
‘If I heard Reid correctly, they have agreed on an extension through next Thursday.’
That is a short term CR. The agreement also includes final passage of the 2011 Budget by Thursday, but it will take some days to draft the bill.
Got this in an email today. I haven’t checked on it so it might be 10 years old by now. But an interesting premise that it is ALL because of 500 some odd people that we are where we are today:
> Charley Reese’s final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
> He has been a journalist for 49 years.
> He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.
> Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.
> This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article
> below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie
> Reese, a soon-to-be- retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit
> the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the
> final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that
> impact each one of us every day. It’s a short but good read. Worth the
> time. Worth remembering!
> 545 vs. 300,000,000 People - By Charlie Reese
> Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then
> campaign against them.
> Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are
> against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
> Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and
> high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
> You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.
> You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on
> appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
> You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.
> You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does..
> You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
> One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme
> Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are
> directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic
> problems that plague this country.
> I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem
> was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its
> Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered,
> but private, central bank.
> I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.
> They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a
> congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care
> if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.. The politician has
> the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it
> is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.
> Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what
> they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless
> of party.
> What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive
> amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker,
> who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The
> President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to
> accept it.
> The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole
> responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and
> approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John
> Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House
> members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the
> President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
> It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace
> 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and
> irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not
> traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain
> truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then
> it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
> If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.
> If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.
> If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want
> them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...
> If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan
> not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.
> There are no insoluble government problems.
> Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire
> and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they
> can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and
> from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you
> into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the
> economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what
> they take an oath to do.
> Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
> They and they alone, have the power.
> They and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are
> their bosses.
> Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...
> We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
> What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
> This might be funny if it weren’t so true.
> Be sure to read all the way to the end:
> Tax his land,
> Tax his bed,
> Tax the table,
> At which he’s fed.
> Tax his tractor,
> Tax his mule,
> Teach him taxes
> Are the rule.
> Tax his work,
> Tax his pay,
> He works for
> peanuts anyway!
> Tax his cow,
> Tax his goat,
> Tax his pants,
> Tax his coat.
> Tax his ties,
> Tax his shirt,
> Tax his work,
> Tax his dirt.
> Tax his tobacco,
> Tax his drink,
> Tax him if he
> Tries to think.
> Tax his cigars,
> Tax his beers,
> If he cries
> Tax his tears.
> Tax his car,
> Tax his gas,
> Find other ways
> To tax his ass.
> Tax all he has
> Then let him know
> That you won’t be done
> Till he has no dough.
> When he screams and hollers;
> Then tax him some more,
> Tax him till
> He’s good and sore.
> Then tax his coffin,
> Tax his grave,
> Tax the sod in
> Which he’s laid...
> Put these words
> Upon his tomb,
> ‘Taxes drove me
> to my doom...’
> When he’s gone,
> Do not relax,
> Its time to apply
> The inheritance tax.
> Accounts Receivable Tax
> Building Permit Tax
> CDL license Tax
> Cigarette Tax
> Corporate Income Tax
> Dog License Tax
> Excise Taxes
> Federal Income Tax
> Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
> Fishing License Tax
> Food License Tax
> Fuel Permit Tax
> Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
> Gross Receipts Tax
> Hunting License Tax
> Inheritance Tax
> Inventory Tax
> IRS Interest Charges on Tax
> IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
> Liquor Tax
> Luxury Taxes
> Marriage License Tax
> Medicare Tax
> Personal Property Tax
> Property Tax
> Real Estate Tax
> Service Charge Tax
> Social Security Tax
> Road Usage Tax
> Recreational Vehicle Tax
> Sales Tax
> School Tax
> State Income Tax
> State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
> Telephone Federal Excise Tax
> Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
> Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
> Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
> Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
> Telephone State and Local Tax
> Telephone Usage Charge Tax
> Utility Taxes
> Vehicle License Registration Tax
> Vehicle Sales Tax
> Watercraft Registration Tax
> Well Permit Tax
> Workers Compensation Tax
> STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
> Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most
> prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the
> largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
> What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’
> I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get
> GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!!
Two words...Ron Paul.
Good Lord — Reid speaking now ...guy looks like he belongs in an old folks home ...
The American people lose again, Fire every last one of the traitorous Republicans. Let them find out what a budget cut is supposed to be.
(in the primary of course)
He’s not looking forward to going to Williamsburg with Michelle and momma-in-law.
Obama is so PW’d, it’s not funny.
Funny. I was thinking the same thing. what they were haggling over is chump change. The amount of 30 or 60 is irrelevant. They should have been discussing 300B vs 600B. At some point this Congress or future congresses WILL have to deal with spending. I just don't think we have the right team to stand together and fight this right so how this ended up was fairly predictable.
We need new management in the Republican party and need to replace Boehner.