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  • "No one is above the law, not even the king" except Big Congress & Big Business under ObamaCare

    09/23/2013 7:04:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies
    9/23/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Whether you realize it or not, that is what is taking place. One set of rules for the elite, but a different set for average Joe Americans - they get no one-year exemption, or a Congressional exemption. With all of this in mind, is it no wonder that Obama, Reid, Pelosi and cowardly Republicans are causing Americans to say to h e double l with it all, and leading some like Cruz, Paul, Lee, Palin and others to take a stand and fight for us?
  • Lawmakers Deny Insider Trading in ‘60 Minutes’ Report

    11/13/2011 11:36:21 PM PST · by STARWISE · 51 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11-13-11 | Ryan Teague Beckwith, Jon Stanton
    Updated: 10:30 p.m. Members of Congress may be personally profiting from insider information they gather while legislating, according to a “60 Minutes” report that aired tonight. A segment on the long-running TV news show noted that insider-trading laws do not apply to Members of Congress, highlighting several suspiciously timed deals in which lawmakers profited. The examples came from Peter Schweizer, a research fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution think tank at Stanford University, but “60 Minutes” said it verified all of the information in them. * Rep. Spencer Bachus bought stock option funds that would profit if the market crashed...
  • We're All Greeks Now

    07/15/2011 7:55:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    Departing for New Hampshire in November 2010, Sen. Judd Gregg, the fiscal conservative President Obama wanted in his Cabinet, blurted an inconvenient truth: "This nation is on a course where if we don't do something about it, get ... fiscal policy (under control), we're Greece." The remark was regarded as hyperbole. But Gregg had a point. For though Greece, measured by the size of her economy, is only 2 to 3 percent of the EU or the U.S. economy, she is a microcosm of the West. Consider the demography. According to the most recent revision of the U.N.'s "World Population...
  • Goldman Sachs names ex-Sen Gregg to advisory post

    05/28/2011 5:19:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 10 replies
    <p>Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Friday that it has hired former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg as an international adviser.</p> <p>Gregg, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, joins a group of 17 international advisers to the New York-based investment bank and its clients, and will assist in business development initiatives.</p>
  • Palin has path to win, Republican warns (Don't you love that title?)

    03/14/2011 9:46:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2011 | Alexander Mooney
    Prominent New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg says that Sarah Palin just might have a clearer path to the Republican presidential nomination next year than commonly understood – an event he warns would lead to President Obama's clear reelection. Gregg, the former senator and governor of the Granite State, says the muddled GOP presidential field means it's more likely than ever there won't be a clear consensus candidate before the party's nominating convention in August of 2012. If that happens, says Gregg, Palin and her army of supporters might have the upper hand when it comes to settling on a presidential...
  • Judd Gregg for president? National columnist thinks exiting pol will make a bid

    12/23/2010 8:29:46 PM PST · by pissant · 30 replies
    Fosters ^ | 12/23/10 | Jennifer Keefe
    DOVER — One national columnist has speculated New Hampshire's own Judd Gregg, who recently retired after three terms in the U.S. Senate, is considering a run for the presidency in 2012. Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large of National Review Online, cites the Republican as acting like he's not running "but hasn't ruled it out." As Gregg's term wraps up and the holidays approach, no one is available to take calls at his offices throughout the state and in Washington, D.C. The listed phone number for Gregg's home in Rye has been temporarily disconnected, according to a recording. Republican Strategist Mike Dennehy said...
  • Coburn, Crapo say yes to debt commission plan (Judd Gregg will also support it)

    12/02/2010 10:30:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/02/2010 | Ken Strickland and Mark Murray
    Republican Sens. Tom Coburn and Mike Crapo, who sit on President Obama's deficit-reduction commission, will vote in favor of the commission's plan, according to sources. They will join Sens. Kent Conrad (D) and Judd Gregg (R), who said yesterday they'd also support the package. Fourteen of the commission's 18 members need to vote yes for the plan to move to Congress. The vote is expected to take place tomorrow. Both senators are voting members of the panel. "I'm scared to death at the potential that could unwind this country," said Coburn, one of the Senate's most fiscal conservative members. Crapo...
  • Judd Gregg (Vanity)

    09/11/2010 8:09:57 AM PDT · by onona · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Self | 9/11/2010 | Self
    I just heard Larry Kudlow promote Judd Gregg for president. I have no background on Senator Gregg. Does anyone know what he's about ?
  • Senator Judd Gregg tells Larry Kudlow, "This spending is being done intentionally."

    09/10/2010 12:33:06 PM PDT · by rosettasister · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 9, 2010 | Larry Kudlow
    Link is to video of Kudlow interviewing Gregg. Gregg says Obama and Dems spending is intentional, so that we'll have no choice but to institute a value-added tax (VAT) so our tax policy mimics the European model. A few examples: “This spending is being done intentionally.” “VAT is the plan.” “Down the European road.”
  • GREGG: SOLICITOR GENERAL ELENA KAGAN IS QUALIFIED TO BE THE NEXT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE U.S. SUPRE

    07/30/2010 4:08:29 PM PDT · by Sir Valentino · 40 replies · 4+ views
    Judd Gregg ^ | July 30, 2010 | Judd Gregg
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) today made the following statement regarding the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court. Senator Gregg stated, “The Senate’s duty to provide advice and consent on Presidential nominations to the Supreme Court is one of its most significant constitutional responsibilities. Separate and distinct from its legislative function, the confirmation process requires the Senate to put aside politics and conduct a frank and evenhanded review of the nominee’s record, qualifications and demonstrated ability to apply the law in a fair and impartial manner. “I have met personally with Solicitor...
  • Judd Gregg: Dems Still Want “Lending to Just About Anybody Who Wants a Home” – Video

    05/25/2010 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 309+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 25, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Sen. Judd Gregg on CNBC today where he placed the blame for most of the U.S. financial crisis squarely at the feet of the Democrats. Gregg was asked about the so-called “Financial Reform” bill, which he described as a “disaster” because it does nothing about reform of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. That’s where Gregg drew the link between the Democrats and the economic crisis: “The problem was created by the Congress. It was the Congress that told Freddie and Fannie to radically expand their securitization efforts. It was the Congress which said “Forget your standards...
  • Senate rejects refusal of aid to strapped states

    05/18/2010 10:15:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 475+ views
    ap ^ | May 18, 2010
    The Senate has rejected an effort to prevent the federal government from rescuing states or municipalities facing a financial crisis. Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire offered the proposal as an amendment to a broad financial regulation bill. Gregg said federal taxpayers should not have to bail out states that fail to be fiscally responsible. Several states face budget shortfalls, with California leading the way with deficit estimated at $19.1 billion. Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, made an impassioned defense of the government's responsibility to provide aid if necessary.
  • Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) proposes amendment prohibiting federal bailouts of state/local government

    05/18/2010 6:58:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies · 383+ views
    Goldman Sachs | May 18, 2010
    [A]n amendment just filed yesterday from Sen. Gregg (R-NH) on state/local bailouts [...] would prohibit the use of federal funds to purchase or guarantee obligations of, issue lines of credit to, or provide direct aid to any state or local government which has defaulted or is likely to default absent federal assistance. This would explicitly prohibit Treasury assistance, and would prohibit the Fed from purchasing, guaranteeing, or taking as collateral any obligation of a state/local govt that has defaulted or is likely to (the Fed can currently buy investment grade state/local debt with a maturity of up to 6 months)....
  • Sen. Gregg: Obama Bankrupting Nation, American People Face 'Horrific' Future

    02/16/2010 6:43:52 PM PST · by kristinn · 225 replies · 10,227+ views
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | Kristinn
    Using his strongest language to date, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) continued to sound the alarm about the dangers Barack Obama's budget policies pose to the fate of the nation in a speech given today to the New England Council in Bedford, New Hampshire.The Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee has been speaking out in very stark terms about the effects Obama's trillion dollar deficits and out of this world spending will have on the near and long term future of the American people.The Union Leader quoted Gregg as saying Obama's fiscal policies will lead to bankruptcy for the nation.Gregg...
  • Can Judd Gregg help White House save health bill?

    02/12/2010 10:11:36 AM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies · 479+ views
    Politico ^ | 02/11/2010 | DAVID ROGERS
    Is Judd Gregg a tease or a real potential partner for President Barack Obama in trying to salvage some health care reform in this Congress? That’s one question the White House has to answer for itself before the much-ballyhooed televised sit-down with Republicans on Feb. 25 on how to break the current stalemate. In a letter to Obama released late Tuesday, Gregg welcomed the meeting as a chance for “constructive dialogue” and is promoting his own lower-cost approach focused on preventive care and guaranteed catastrophic coverage for all families. His letter warns the president that the House- and Senate-passed health...
  • Senator Judd Gregg proposes CPR for the Health Care

    02/12/2010 9:43:02 AM PST · by Big Bureaucracy · 6 replies · 283+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | February 12th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Many Americans feel that some Republicans fail to understand them as much as the Democrats do. Shining example of it is the proposed health care plan by Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH).....Number one factor that makes the folks to distrust Washington is the inability of the politicians on both sides of the isle to call the things with their real names. For example, Senator Gregg, like President Obama and his friends Pelosi and Reid call the mandatory health insurance: “ENSURING ACCESS FOR ALL AMERICANS”. Mr. Gregg, your plan does not ensure access – it makes it mandatory for everybody over age...
  • The White House's Illegal Piggy Bank

    02/03/2010 5:22:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 963+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    TARP: The OMB director is grilled over the misuse of bank bailout funds for purposes other than intended by Congress. This taxpayer money wasn't intended to be the administration's perpetual slush fund. When the specifically targeted and named Troubled Asset Relief Program was enacted, we were told it was a necessary and wise investment. It would stabilize the financial system and keep credit and money moving. We would even get our money back and then some. Many banks didn't want the money or need it. Some were told to take it or they'd be audited. So they took it. The...
  • Judd Gregg Goes After Them Hard (Hit The Democrats High Handed Ways Alert)

    02/03/2010 4:09:16 PM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 908+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/03/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    I have a series of sound bites here that you're going to love listening to. This is yesterday morning in Washington on Capitol Hill on the Senate Budget Committee. Senator Judd Gregg, a Republican from New Hampshire, was talking with the budget director Peter Orszag. How many children out of wedlock does this guy have now? He's got at least one. He was engaged to somebody, she was pregnant, and he broke up and has gotten with somebody else now. Revenge of the Nerds, so to speak. Anyway, here's the first bite from Judd Gregg. GREGG: The whole concept of...
  • Judd Gregg and Peter Orszag Confrontation At Hill Meeting On TARP Funds (Video)

    02/02/2010 2:24:54 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 14 replies · 640+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/2/10 | HAP
    After last weeks treatment on MSNBC, it looks like Senator Judd Gregg finally has had enough of the liberal spin and challenges WH Budget Director Peter Orszag at a meeting on the hill over the use of TARP funds for new business credit and not reducing the deficit. (Video)
  • Obama's Budget Is 'Fiscal Insanity': Sen. Gregg (Implies Obama is Communist)

    02/01/2010 8:28:09 AM PST · by kristinn · 142 replies · 6,826+ views
    CNBC ^ | Monday, February 1, 2010
    President Obama's economic policies are promoting 'fiscal insanity' that is leading the nation down the path of insolvency, Sen. Judd Gregg (R)-NH told CNBC Monday. "We're going to get ourselves into deep, deep trouble here if we continue to pursue this course of fiscal insanity, in my opinion," said Gregg, a ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, said in a live interview. "It's not just this year, which is the issue of stimulus," Gregg added. "It's the year after, it's the year after that and the year after, eight years out the president is projecting a trillion dollar defecit,...
  • GOP Senator Rips Into MSNBC Host For ‘Absurd,’ ‘Dishonest,’ Statements

    01/28/2010 4:24:34 PM PST · by kingattax · 50 replies · 3,936+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 01/28/2010 | Kyle Drennen
    On the soon-to-be canceled ‘It’s the Economy’ program on MSNBC on Thursday, co-host Contessa Brewer grilled Republican New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg on his calls to reduce out-of-control government spending: “Which programs are you willing to cut? Are you willing to tell schools, no money for you?” Gregg shot back: “What an absurd statement to make. And what a dishonest statement to make.” Gregg called out Brewer for her unfair framing of the issue: “...nobody’s saying no money for schools....On it’s face you’re being fundamentally dishonest when you make that type of statement.” He went to explain the kinds of...
  • Sen. Gregg Gets Upset at MSNBC Anchor; Tells Her "You've Gotta Have Some Integrity" - Video

    01/28/2010 12:49:11 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 1,832+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 28, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Sen. Judd Gregg calling out an MSNBC Anchor for their "irresponsible statement." (Video)Sen. Gregg told the anchor that she was "misrepresenting" his proposals as "not doing anything for education." Gregg said, "that statement alone is the most irresponsible statement I've heard from a reporter probably in a month, and there's a lot of irresponsible statements made by reporters, and that was the most irresponsible I've heard." The reporter then claimed that she meant it as a "question" and not a statement. Sen. Gregg replied, "you can't be duplicitous about this, you can't make a representation and...
  • GOP Senator Willing to Let Dems Off Voters' Hook in Exchange for Debt Reduction

    12/13/2009 12:28:32 PM PST · by blueyon · 51 replies · 2,223+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/13/09 | Fox News
    A Republican senator said Sunday he has no problem letting Democrats "off the hook" of voter anger over the deficit if it means passage of a commission to come up with ways to reduce long-term debt. A Republican senator said Sunday he has no problem letting Democrats "off the hook" of voter anger over the deficit if it means passage of a commission to come up with ways to reduce long-term debt.
  • CBO: New House Health Bill Spending Estimate, $3 Trillion over 10 Years (22% of GDP)

    11/07/2009 10:27:10 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 18 replies · 1,597+ views
    Redstate ^ | November 7th | Dan Perrin citing senator Judd Gregg
    Senator Gregg stated, “The CBO estimate released last night finally sheds light on the smoke and mirrors game the majority has been playing with the cost of their health care reform proposal. Over the first 10 years, this legislation builds in gross new spending of $1.7 trillion – and most of the new spending doesn’t even start until 2014. Once that spending is fully phased in, the House Democratic bill rings up at more than $3 trillion over ten years. “Additionally, this bill cuts critical Medicare and Medicaid funding by $628 billion, accounts for nearly $1.2 trillion in tax and...
  • Sen. Gregg Says Obama Deficits Put U.S. on Path to Banana Republic

    10/20/2009 12:10:08 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 18 replies · 1,537+ views
    Freedom Post [video] ^ | Oct. 19, '05
    Describing Obama's out-of-control spending as "staggering," Sen. Judd Gregg said "the effect of it will pass on to our children a debt ratio - about 80% of GDP! - which is unsustainable. This is type of debt ratio you see in banana republics." The deficits, he said, are the equivalent of "running your country into the ground." Gregg told CNN's John King that the 2009 budget deficit came in at $1.4 trillion. "And you just can't do that. You can't keep running these programs and not pay for them, throwing debt on top of debt."
  • Judd Gregg: We are on a Path to a Banana Republic

    10/19/2009 9:49:12 AM PDT · by Ruby Slippers · 5 replies · 692+ views
    Ruby Slippers ^ | 10/19/09 | Mary Sue
    Senator Judd Gregg made an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" yesterday. Gregg described the budget deficit under the current administration and the devastating impact it will have on quality of life for us and our children: See video at the link
  • Sen. Judd Gregg Says U.S. on the way to a "Banana-Republic" Financial Situation - Video 10/18/09

    10/19/2009 9:35:20 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 415+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sen. Judd Gregg yesterday telling CNN that the United States is on its way to a "Banana-Republic" Financial Situation thanks to the massive debt being run up by the Obama Administration. Gregg said "you just can't keep doing that" and think it will not have dire consequences for the future of the nation. Instead of America's public debt being 40% of GDP, Gregg said we are on our way to it being 80% of GDP - which is "Banana-Republic" territory. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Gregg: U.S. Could Be On Path To A 'Banana Republic' Situation

    10/18/2009 8:04:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 1,200+ views
    PoliticalTicker ^ | October 18th 2009
    October 18, 2009 Gregg: U.S. Could Be On Path To A 'Banana Republic' Situation From CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart WASHINGTON (CNN) – A leading fiscal mind on Capitol Hill and a one-time Obama Cabinet pick sounded the alarm Sunday over the projected long-term financial challenges the country faces. “This deficit is driven by us,” New Hampshire Republican Sen. Judd Gregg candidly said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union when asked about the federal government’s projected $1.42 trillion operating deficit for the 2009 fiscal year. “You talk about systemic risk. The systemic risk today is the Congress of the...
  • Gregg: U.S. could be on path to a 'banana republic' situation

    10/18/2009 5:00:36 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 43 replies · 3,146+ views
    CNNPolitics.com ^ | 10-17-09 | CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – A leading fiscal mind on Capitol Hill and a one-time Obama Cabinet pick sounded the alarm Sunday over the projected long-term financial challenges the country faces. “This deficit is driven by us,” New Hampshire Republican Sen. Judd Gregg candidly said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union when asked about the federal government’s projected $1.42 trillion operating deficit for the 2009 fiscal year. “You talk about systemic risk. The systemic risk today is the Congress of the United States,“ the Ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, “that we’re creating...
  • Democrats Reject GOP Proposal to Stop Stimulus Advertising[Estimated Cost $6 million to $20 million]

    09/27/2009 5:04:39 AM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies · 839+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | September 16, 2009 | FOXNews.com
    "These signs are simply for political self-interest, and it's high time we stop using stimulus dollars to fund them, and instead use these dollars for their intended purpose of creating economic activity," he said in a written statement. The cost of the signs vary from state to state. For example, a "Good Morning America" report calculated the cost at $500 in Maryland and New Hampshire to $3,000 in New Jersey. Gregg estimated the total cost at anywhere from $6 million to $20 million. Even so, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., opposed the amendment, saying the signs help keep the public informed...
  • VIDEO: Sen. Gregg: Reconciliation Is "Bastardization Of The Legislative Process"

    09/09/2009 9:39:43 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 6 replies · 941+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 9, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    "They can do it, but it certainly would be a destruction of the legislative process in the Senate," Gregg said during an interview on Fox News. "The purpose of reconciliation is to control the deficits and bring the budgets and spending in line."
  • U.S. To Become "Banana Republic," Says Senator

    08/05/2009 6:08:30 PM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 20 replies · 2,212+ views
    The New American ^ | 8/5/09 | Steven Yates
    According to Senator Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), the United States is on its way to becoming a “banana republic” within 10 years. Wikipedia defines a banana republic as “a country that is politically unstable, dependent on limited agriculture (e.g., bananas), and ruled by a small, self-elected, wealthy and corrupt elite.” Such nations have “a small, leisurely class on the top, and a large, poorly educated and poorly paid working class of peons, though it might have the (fake) trappings of modernity (such as styling itself as a republic with a president, etc.).” A banana republic “typically has large wealth inequities, poor...
  • Judd Gregg is 8th Republican to back Sotomayor

    08/05/2009 5:27:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 2,403+ views
    The Politicio ^ | August 5, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    Another retiring Republican senator is saying yes to Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) is the eighth Republican to announce his support for Sotomayor, making it clear that the judge will get somewhere between 65 and 70 yes votes for her confirmation vote Thursday evening.
  • New Hampshire Attorney General (Kelly Ayote) Will Resign To Explore Senate Run

    07/07/2009 10:08:44 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies · 1,964+ views
    RCP ^ | 7/7/09
    New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, today announced her intention to resign so that she can explore a run for the U.S. Senate, the Union Leader reports. "Recently, many New Hampshire citizens have urged me to run for United States Senate. I appreciate their confidence in me," she said in a statement. "After discussing this matter with my husband, Joe, and our family, I have decided to resign as Attorney General in order to explore a campaign." She said that the attorney general's office "has a long tradition as a nonpartisan, independent office," and she's resigning to preserve...
  • Autos "clunker" bill likely to face Senate obstacle

    06/17/2009 10:11:02 AM PDT · by upchuck · 23 replies · 1,847+ views
    Roooooters ^ | Wed, June 17, 2009
    Auto industry supporters in Congress are bracing for a last-minute challenge this week to a legislative proposal that is designed to spur U.S. vehicle sales. Republican Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire said he hopes to raise a procedural motion on the Senate floor to strip the provision from a bill that continues funding for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. "As the nation's debt continues to climb to unsustainable levels, it is troubling that Congress is looking for even more fiscally reckless ways to subsidize the auto industry," Gregg said in a statement. The so-called "cash for clunkers" plan approved...
  • 'Elections Have Consequences'

    04/24/2009 4:59:03 PM PDT · by mathprof · 20 replies · 2,126+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/26/09 | BRIAN M. CARNEY
    Sen. Judd Gregg is perhaps best known for something he didn't do. Two weeks into the Obama administration, he announced that he was leaving the Senate to become commerce secretary. Two weeks later, he withdrew his name, drawing a testy jab from the administration for denying it a bipartisan feather in its cap. Zina Saunders It's hard to reconcile the man who nearly boarded the Obama express with the tough-minded Republican senator who sat across from The Wall Street Journal's editorial board at our offices earlier this week. As for the lessons he learned from his dalliance with the administration,...
  • Sen. Judd Gregg Criticizes Obama for Giving Credibility to Hugo Chavez - Video 4/20/09

    04/20/2009 11:20:07 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 1,594+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 20, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sen. Judd Gregg this morning on Morning Joe where he criticized President Obama for his overly friendly approach to Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez. Gregg said Obama has given Chavez a great deal of credibility by his posture toward Chavez in public. Gregg said this was not "a good way to start your Presidency." . . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Sen. Judd Gregg Says Obama is Taking America "Sharply to the Left" - Video 4/1/09

    04/02/2009 6:15:19 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 820+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sen. Judd Gregg talking with Greta Van Susteren last night, where he said President Obama is taking America "sharply to the Left." Gregg rightly points out that Obama is seeking to expand the government in unprecedented ways. He says "irresponsible" is a good word for what Obama is doing. . . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Jokes fly in Senate as Gregg zaps spending

    04/01/2009 6:49:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 1,651+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Apr 1, 2009 | Jillian Jorgensen
    When it came time to introduce his latest amendment to the President's proposed budget, Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., and his Senate colleagues couldn't resist cracking a few jokes. Gregg introduced an amendment on the Senate floor yesterday that would have required 60 votes, a "supermajority," to pass any budget that would rack up as much or more debt in the next 10 years than has already accumulated between 1789 -- the birth of the federal government -- and Jan. 20, 2009 -- the birth of the Barack Obama presidency. Gregg's office said the publicly held federal debt amassed from 1789...
  • Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) Delivers Weekly Republican Address

    03/28/2009 5:22:44 AM PDT · by cc2k · 10 replies · 1,565+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | March 28, 2009
    Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) Delivers Weekly Republican Address Republican National Committee logo. (PRNewsFoto/Republican National Committee) WASHINGTON, DC UNITED STATES WASHINGTON, March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Republican National Committee:U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) delivers the weekly Republican address. Enclosed below is a link to the audio file, YouTube link to the video, and text of the address. Please note that the YouTube link will go live once the embargo is lifted. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/RNCLOGO) NOTE: The address is embargoed until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday. Audio of the address is available here. Video of the address is...
  • Battle Brewing Over Reconciliation, Which Is Anything but That

    03/28/2009 12:58:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies · 1,501+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 28, 2009 | Carl Hulse
    ... Republicans are in a tizzy because Democrats are threatening to use the budgetary procedure known as reconciliation — it reconciles policy with fiscal guidelines — to overhaul the health care system, possibly enact climate change legislation and rewrite education policy. They have good reason to fret: If Democrats successfully invoke reconciliation, such major bills could pass by a simple majority vote, denying Republicans the filibuster, their sole remaining weapon to influence federal policy given the Democratic grip on government. “It stinks,” Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, said as he pondered the prospect of Democrats pulling the trigger on...
  • Republicans: Less Spending Is Path to Prosperity

    03/28/2009 3:42:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies · 1,452+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2009
    Republicans say the path to prosperity is not the excessive spending proposed by President Barack Obama but limited spending that holds down the growth of government, taxes and debt. ''We believe you create prosperity by having an affordable government that pursues its responsibilities without excessive costs, taxes or debt,'' Sen. Judd Gregg said Saturday in the GOP radio and Internet address. Gregg, who was offered the job of Obama's commerce secretary but withdrew his name, has become one of the toughest critics of Obama's handling of the economy. ''In the next five years, President Obama's budget will double the national...
  • Judd Gregg Slams Obama: "This Country Will Go Bankrupt."

    03/25/2009 8:51:46 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 10 replies · 1,258+ views
    The budget deficit will quadruple in 2009 to $1.75 trillion. Obama's budget will add $4.9 trillion in public debt from the beginning of 2010 through 2016 and the public debt level would DOUBLE over the next decade to $15.6 trillion. The annual interest on this debt will equal the ENTIRE U.S. defense budget by 2019. Domestic discretionary spending (including stimulus funds) has been hiked over 80 percent over 2008 levels. At 67 percent of GDP, this constitutes a debt burden that could entail imminent collapse.
  • Sen. Gregg Criticizes 'Banana Republic' Budget Proposal

    03/23/2009 4:40:01 PM PDT · by Danae · 12 replies · 1,341+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/23/2009 | FoxNews
    Sen. Gregg Criticizes 'Banana Republic' Budget Proposal The ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee warned on Monday that President Obama's budget proposal will lead to unsustainable debt levels and send the country on a fiscal path resembling that of a "banana republic." Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered a grim assessment of the $3.6 trillion proposal following a report over the weekend that found the budget plan would produce $9.3 trillion in deficits over the next decade. "The president's budget spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much. ... I don't...
  • Gregg: President To Bankrupt US

    03/23/2009 5:45:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies · 2,045+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | March 23, 2009 | Joe Murray
    As Democrats prepared to unleash a massive public relations blitz to reassure wary voters Barack Obama’s budget is good for the nation, the man Mr. Obama previously picked to head the Commerce Department told CNN the budget would bankrupt the nation. “The practical implications of this is bankruptcy for the United States,” U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., said of the Obama administration’s recently released budget. “There’s no other way around it. If we maintain the proposals that are in this budget over the 10-year period that this budget covers, this country will go bankrupt. People will not buy our debt,...
  • Ex-Commerce Nominee: "Obama Budget Will Bankrupt USA" (video)

    03/22/2009 7:43:17 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 24 replies · 2,483+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 22 March 2009 | EC
    Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, formerly Obama's nominee for Secretary of Commerce, explains how Obama's BEST-CASE scenario will bankrupt our country, and that "no system of government" could support these deficits.
  • GOP predicts doomsday if Obama budget passed

    03/22/2009 2:25:43 PM PDT · by SenorJoe · 44 replies · 3,194+ views
    AP ^ | 3/22/09 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans on Sunday predicted a doomsday scenario of crushing debt and eventual federal bankruptcy if President Barack Obama's massive spending blueprint wins passage.
  • Gregg: 'This country will go bankrupt'

    03/22/2009 8:14:06 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies · 1,900+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | March 22, 2009 | Martina Stewart
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Even though he was almost a member of the new Obama administration, New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg Sunday slammed President Obama’s approach to handling the country’s fiscal outlook. “The practical implications of this is bankruptcy for the United States,” Gregg said of the Obama’s administration’s recently released budget blueprint. “There’s no other way around it. If we maintain the proposals that are in this budget over the ten-year period that this budget covers, this country will go bankrupt. People will not buy our debt, our dollar will become devalued. It is a very severe situation.” Gregg, known...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 March 2009

    03/22/2009 5:12:25 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 279 replies · 10,754+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 March 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Christina Romer, head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.; Pete Souza, White House photographer.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Govs. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., and Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Austan Goolsbee, member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.; Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Susan Collins, R-Maine; Rep. Mike Pence,...
  • More personnel trouble for Obama?

    02/24/2009 12:47:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 2,341+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2/24/09 | Rick Moran
    It looks like 3 times will not be a charm when it comes to getting someone - anyone - honest enough and subservient enough to run the Department of Commerce for President Obama. First, it was Bill Richardson who somehow slipped under the radar of Obama's super sharp vetters, having problems with cronies back in New Mexico. Then it was Judd Gregg who withdrew his name after Obama blindsided him by politicizing the census. Now it's Gary Locke - former Governor of Washington and now lobbyist for a firm that does a lot of business in China - who may...