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  • The Real Welfare Queens Are Our Legislators, Not Food-Stamp Recipients

    04/06/2016 7:01:38 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/4/2016 | Catherine Rampell
    Let's not be coy. There's a certain population in this country that expects unlimited government handouts despite its piggish unwillingness to work. Don't tell me this is about their child-care responsibilities, or lack of access to transportation or education. Nonsense. These people simply don't want to work. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new welfare queens: your democratically elected U.S. legislators, the laziest, most do-nothing generation of federal politicians in decades. Sure, they talk a big game about work ethic and personal responsibility. With the stated goal of promoting personal responsibility, the House Republicans' 2017 budget proposes newly attaching work requirements...
  • Franken: Washington impasses distracting lawmakers from critical work

    10/13/2013 7:24:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies ^ | October 13, 2013 | Brett Neely
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — With just a few days left before the federal government's supply of cash runs dangerously low, Minnesota's U.S. Senators remained in Washington for the weekend. In a speech on the Senate floor, DFL Sen. Al Franken said the government shutdown and debt ceiling showdown have distracted lawmakers from vital issues such as education and job training. "Every day that government stays shut down, every day we wake up under the threat of default, every day we spend focused on something that isn't spent working together to create jobs and rebuild the middle class is, in my...
  • Lawmaker: Cyberattacks against US getting worse

    02/10/2013 10:32:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 10, 2013 2:12 PM EST
    The U.S. is vulnerable to cyberattacks that could shut down financial services or destroy information that companies need for daily operations, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday. Rep. Mike Rogers says 95 percent of private sector networks are vulnerable and most have already been hit. … Rogers tells CBS’ Face the Nation that the U.S. government has, essentially “set up lawn chairs, told the burglars where the silver is … and opened the case of beer and watched them do it.” …
  • White House delay of budget proposal infuriates Republicans

    01/23/2012 7:13:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    FOX ^ | January 23, 2012
    The White House is delaying for one week the release of President Obama's budget for the 2013 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, a decision that administration officials say was based on "the need to finalize decisions and technical details" but which Republicans say is a direct violation of law. "This will mark the third time in four years the president has missed his statutory requirement to present a budget on time, while trillion-dollar budget deficits continue to mount. As the president announces another missed deadline, tomorrow marks the 1,000th day Senate Democrats have gone without any budget at all,"...
  • In praise of a do-nothing Congress

    01/23/2012 2:11:40 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | 1-23-12 | Selwyn Duke
    Here's a question: how can we expect to have small government if we condemn Congress for not growing it? It's always a disturbing experience when you're accosted with a picture of Harry Reid, as I was upon logging on to Drudge last Monday afternoon. But at least his image bore a fitting caption: "MOST FUTILE EVER." I then clicked the link and found myself at The Washington Times — normally a quite sane organ of the media — and learned the meaning of the caption: the Times was lamenting a do-nothing Congress and presented Reid as its poster boy. Writes...
  • Obama: "Where Congress Is Not Willing To Act, We're Going To Go Ahead And Do It Ourselves"

    12/14/2011 11:43:04 AM PST · by Cheerio · 42 replies · 1+ views
    RCP ^ | December 14, 2011 | KOAA-TV
    In an interview with KOAA-TV, a local news channel from Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Obama says if Congress is not willing to pass legislation he wants, he will do it himself in order to win another term. Read the transcript below. Rob Quirk, KOAA-TV: "And one year from today we will know if this a one-term or two-term president. So, I asked the president what will it take from now until then to not only win Colorado again, but reelection as well."
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Give ’Em Hell, Barry - The new model for Obama: Truman vs. the...

    11/05/2011 5:16:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | November 4, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Give 'Em Hell, BarryThe new model for Obama: Truman vs. the "do-nothing Congress" Recently both First Lady Michelle Obama and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis went to the key swing state of Florida to blast the president’s adversaries. For the first lady, Obama’s opponents were concerned only with “the few at the top” and care little for racial, gender, or class justice. For Solis, the sexually derogatory term “tea-bagger” summed up the wave of 2010 that for a while stopped Obama’s attempts to borrow more money in order to stimulate the moribund economy. Apparently Harry Truman’s unforeseen win in 1948 against...
  • Obama may run Truman-style 2012 campaign

    08/16/2011 5:42:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/16/2011 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is eyeing a 2012 campaign modeled on President Harry Truman’s 1948 successful re-election campaign against Congress. First, however, the White House will send to Capitol Hill an assortment of ‘economy-boosting’ legislation in a package that may include a major overhaul of the tax code. “I’ll be putting forward, when they come back in September, a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs, and to control our deficit,” Obama told a friendly audience at a Decorah, Minnesota campaign-event on Monday. “My attitude is, get it done … [but] if they don’t get it done, then...
  • 85 House Republicans Call on Harry Reid to Resign (With List of Signers)

    04/06/2011 6:55:11 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 20 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/6/11 | Aurelius
    Eighty-five House Republicans have asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to resign immediately. The Congresspeople are apparently making this move because of the budget impasse in the House and Senate and Mr. Reid's utter lack of leadership. Here is the entire list of signers: Adams, Sandy (FL-24) Austria, Steve (OH-07) Bachmann, Michele (MN-06) Benishek, Dan (MI-01) Bonner, Jo (AL-01) Boustany, Charles (LA-07) Broun, Paul C. (GA-10) Buchanan, Vern (FL-13) Buerkle, Ann Marie (NY-25) Canseco, Fransisco (TX-23) Carter, John (TX-31) Chaffetz, Jason (UT-03) Cole, Tom (OK-04) Cravaack, Chip (MN-08) Crawford, Rick (AR-01) Crenshaw, Ander (FL-04) Culberson, John (TX-07) Denham, Jeff...
  • Pelosi: "We're not the ones trying to blow this up; it's the House Republicans!" [BRAVO!]

    09/25/2008 4:46:18 PM PDT · by quesney · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    ABC Newsblog Stephanopoulos: Paulson Fears Deal May Collapse September 25, 2008 6:05 PM ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Reports: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson fears the Wall Street bailout deal is falling apart after a chaotic White House meeting, sources say. Paulson walked into the room where Democrats were caucusing after today's meeting at the White House and pleaded with them, "Please don't blow this up." Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chair of the House Financial Services Committee was livid saying, "Don't say that to us after all we've been through!" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "We're not the ones trying to blow...
  • Reid to McCain: Don't Come Back to Capitol

    09/24/2008 4:14:39 PM PDT · by GVnana · 111 replies · 2,962+ views
    blogs ABCnews ^ | 9/24/ 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Reid to McCain: Don't Come Back to Capitol September 24, 2008 5:14 PM A Democrat tells ABC News that, in a phone call late this afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that it would NOT be helpful for him to come back to Washington, D.C., to work on the Wall Street bailout bill. McCain this afternoon suspended his campaign and said he would skip the first presidential debate in order to return to Capitol Hill to work on the log-jammed Bush administration legislation, which, as of Wednesday afternoon, was in peril. McCain had phoned...
  • Senate Majority Leader on Economic Woes: 'No One Knows What to Do'

    09/17/2008 2:46:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 59 replies · 186+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/18/08
    Senate Majority Leader on Economic Woes: 'No One Knows What to Do' September 17, 2008 2:03 PM ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf reports from Capitol Hill: Don't look for any legislation in the near future to address the financial crisis. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, asked today what new regulatory actions Congress can take, said, bluntly, "No one knows what to do."
  • Allen West Offers Solutions, Freshman Dem Whines[Do nothing Congress]

    08/21/2008 6:43:50 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 27 replies · 201+ views
    August 21, 2008 | Allen West
    On Tuesday August 19, 2008, Rep. Ron Klein (D) took an opportunity to whine about his failure to get a national catastrophic insurance fund bill passed. He blamed John McCain and Se. Mel Martinez for his failure to get the bill passed through a Democrat majority in both the House and Senate. Of course, tropical storm Fay was approaching the State of Florida when he decided to bring the issue up. Here's LTC Allen West's response to Rep. Ron Klein: Tropical Storm Fay reminded us of a promise by Ron Klein - to ensure access to affordable insurance that would...
  • Congress has passed fewest number of bills in two decades

    08/19/2008 8:14:50 AM PDT · by safetysign · 34 replies · 246+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/19/2008 | Elizabeth Williamson
    WASHINGTON -- The 110th Congress, whose term officially ends in January, hasn't passed any spending bills or attacked high gasoline prices. But it has used its powers to celebrate watermelons and to decree the origins of the word "baseball."
  • The pelosi Premium

    08/05/2008 2:56:34 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies · 193+ views
    Here are some youtube videos on the do nothing congress of the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi how they have been raising our oil prices with their policies. The pelosi Premiumfloor speech on the Pelosi premiumWhy are gas prices so high?time has run out on the Democrat congress.Pelosi is an idiot
  • Pelosi: Bush Drilling Proposal a Hoax Unworthy of Serious Debate on Gas Prices

    07/30/2008 12:59:11 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 108 replies · 425+ views ^ | 7/30/08 | Speaker of the House Nacy Pelosi
    Last update: 2:06 p.m. EDT July 30, 2008 WASHINGTON, July 30, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to remarks by President Bush on energy this morning at the White House: "The President knows, as his own Administration has stated, that the impact of any new drilling will be insignificant - promising savings of only pennies per gallon many years down the road. Americans know that thanks to the two oilmen in the White House, consumers are now paying $4 a gallon for gas. But what Americans should realize is that what...
  • Congressional Democrats to the American People: “Let Them Eat Cake”

    07/18/2008 11:18:04 AM PDT · by Trueblackman · 34 replies · 106+ views
    myself | 18 July 2008 | Trueblackman
    The phrase, “Let them eat cake,” is often attributed to Marie Antoinette, but some believe that Jean-Jacques Rousseau also used the phrase when writing about a French Aristocrat insensitive towards peasants who could not afford bread at the time. Whoever quoted the line is for history to figure out, but it would seem that this is the same bit of advice that Americans are getting from Congressional Democrats daily. While Americans struggle daily with the high price of gasoline and demand that Congressional Leaders and the President do something long lasting to address the problem in poll after poll. Congressional...
  • US Congress leader Pelosi calls Bush 'a total failure'

    07/17/2008 3:04:55 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 195 replies · 470+ views
    Yahoooo ^ | 7/17/08 | AFP
    US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called President George W. Bush "a total failure" who "has no ideas," in an interview with CNN. Responding to stinging criticism from Bush on the Democratic leadership in both houses of Congress and the slow pace of the legislative agenda, as Congress prepares for its one-month summer recess in August, Pelosi let loose: "You know, God bless him, bless his heart, the president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject." Pelosi, 68,...
  • Which Has Met More US Congressional Goals: Iraq or the US Congress (Hint, not the US)

    07/06/2008 2:14:21 PM PDT · by enough_idiocy · 3 replies · 71+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | July 2, 2008 at 11:24pm | Jim Lindgren,
    Which Has Met More US Congressional Goals: Iraq or the US Congress?-- In the most recent report on political goals for Iraq, it appears that 15 of 18 benchmarks set by the US Congress have been met. On page 8 of the Washington Post’s news section today, we learn that, according to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq has met all but three of the 18 original benchmarks set by Congress. The only three that have not met are (a) enacting and implementing laws governing the oil industry (though it’s not clear why formal laws are necessary), (2) disarmament of...
  • Five-point energy proposal may lower gas prices in near future (new drilling not included)

    07/04/2008 6:10:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies · 253+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 7/03/08 | Kevin Clark
    Five-point energy proposal may lower gas prices in near future5-point plan aims to help rid nation of 'oil addiction' By Kevin Clark | South Florida Sun-Sentinel 10:07 PM EDT, July 3, 2008 DEERFIELD BEACH - U.S. Rep. Ron Klein announced a "Declaration of Energy Independence" Thursday, a plan he hopes to push through Congress that he says will help the country with what he calls an "addiction to oil." Klein, D- Boca Raton, thinks the plan, unveiled at a news conference, , could work to lower gas prices in the near future. The five-point plan consists of: • Imposing criminal...