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posted on 06/25/2011 2:54:04 AM PDT
("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
At some point, a crucial point, Eric Cantor, will be recognized, as a Romney type sleazeball.
posted on 06/25/2011 3:41:07 AM PDT
(America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
Indeed, one my my three tenants of real economic recovery comes down to this: we must aggressively audit every Federal, state and local government agency for bureaucratic overlap, agency bloat and excess regulations and use the audit results to start cutting down the size of government 30% now, with a goal of over 50% in 4-5 years
This way, potentially trillions of dollars will be freed up for more productive purposes, like expanding industry in general.
posted on 06/25/2011 4:19:00 AM PDT
(FairTax: America's economic cure)
While I'm glad that Mr. Cantor has "found religion" on smaller government now
, I wonder where this "need for smaller government" attitude was 10 years ago. Didn't Cantor vote for:
- Doubling the budget for the Department of Education over a 6 year period (FY2001-FY2007)
- Increasing the budget at the Department of Energy by about fifty percent over the same period. Resulting in more regulations and less actual energy.
- Increasing the budget at the Department of Health and Human Services by about fifty percent over the same period. This is also one of the largest departmental lines in the entire budget.
- A new entitlement (Medicare Prescription Drug benefits) which had no revenue or spending cuts to pay for it. There was no addition to Medicare taxes (which allegedly "pay for" Medicare benefits). It was just "more free stuff from the government." Don't worry where the money might come from, we can always borrow more.
- Increasing spending by a greater amount than revenue growth for those same 6 years.
I will confess, I didn't research all his votes over those years, it's possible he personally voted against some of those measures. If he voted against all of that, I'd have a lot more respect for his position now. Otherwise, it looks like his problem is only which President gets to spend the money and wield the power. Or maybe it's a matter of party in control. Republican spending and borrowing = Good, Democrat spending and borrowing = Bad.
posted on 06/25/2011 4:36:01 AM PDT
( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
Walking out hell, they left Washington on their 11 day. 4th of july break, then they come back to town for a week,, before their thirty day august break. The do nothing republican congress fiddles while America burns.
They have failed to hold fast all the other times. I don’t have faith they will stand their ground. These walk outs seem to be just a show.
posted on 06/25/2011 5:14:39 AM PDT
History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened. Ben Franklin
posted on 06/25/2011 5:32:52 AM PDT
(NO DEMOCRATS, NO RINOS in 2012!)
“I wrote then: “I thought we were on the road to moving socialism out of poor black communities and replacing it with wealth-producing American capitalism. But, incredibly, we are going in the opposite direction. Instead of poor America on socialism becoming more like rich America on capitalism, rich America on capitalism is becoming more like poor America on socialism.”
She is one of our national treasures. She has experienced more that most people will ever experience, and just look at there she’s landed.
You, too, are a national treasure, JH2.
Thank you so much for the ping!
posted on 06/26/2011 12:33:48 AM PDT
(Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery will always overcome youth and arrogance!)
Thank you, Eric Cantor. Thank you for walking out on useless talks, presided over by Vice President Biden,
Amen to that. Now is not the time for Republicans to waffle on such an important issue. They must stay the course.
posted on 06/26/2011 7:54:36 AM PDT
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