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  • House Conservatives Support Barack Obama’s Latest Stimulus

    02/09/2012 4:11:52 AM PST · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/9/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Since February of 2009 when President Barack Obama began his aggressive push for stimulus into the American economy, he focused on one core area — infrastructure. In fact, in his stimulus speech before Congress in 2009, his States of the Union in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and his Jobs Act speech of late 2011, the President repeated referred to spending government money to create jobs to fix America’s infrastructure. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), leader of the Republican Study Committee, is confirmed to be leaning toward supporting the plan. His public pronouncements that he is leaning toward supporting the plan is...
  • Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory

    01/29/2012 4:54:39 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    http://www.rightsidenews.info/2012012715481/editorial/us-opinion-and-editorial/snatching-defeat-from | 1/27/2012 | J D Longstreet
    Recently I wrote: “America is at a point in world history when we need a strong leader -- a leader not afraid to assert America’s leadership. Obama is NOT that person. I am very afraid there is no one vying for America’s leadership today any stronger as a national or world leader. In a recent column, Thomas Sowell said: “The 2012 Republican primaries may be a rerun of the 2008 primaries, where the various conservative candidates split the conservative vote so many ways that the candidate of the mushy middle got the nomination – and then lost the election.” I...
  • THEY SPEND OUR TAXES ON THIS?

    01/26/2012 6:10:43 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/25/2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Our national debt stands at $15.2 trillion, and is growing by roughly $6 billion per day. We have tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Unfortunately, we have learned that Republicans lack the gumption to fight for transformational spending cuts and reforms of major entitlements. However, at the very least, one would expect them to oppose silly pork projects like Buffalo Soldiers! Yesterday, the Republican-controlled House passed HR 1022, a bill that would require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the history of Buffalo Soldiers in the establishment of national parks....
  • GOP Snubs Delegates in a Critical Swing State — Again!

    01/22/2012 6:56:28 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/23/2012 | Mike Merrill
    As all eyes turn to Florida, you’d think GOP party leaders would be bending over backwards to win this critical swing state swings back this year after it went to Obama in 2008. Surprisingly, party leaders are doing the exact opposite. The GOP leadership voted unanimously to snub Florida Republicans again, this time adding insult to injury in their own backyard with the convention in Tampa—all because Florida had the audacity to move its primary up to January 31st. In addition to cutting the Florida delegates in half, GOP delegates from Florida are getting lousy seats in the convention hall,...
  • Boehner Commends 'Dignified and Statesmanlike' Negotiations of Supercommittee (Praises Patty Murray)

    11/22/2011 8:43:54 AM PST · by Qbert · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 22, 2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner is among the lawmakers expressing disappointment that the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction could not agree on a way to accomplish its assigned task, which was to reduce the federal budget deficit by $1.2 trillion. "While I am disappointed, the House will forge ahead with the commitments we have made to reducing government spending and removing barriers standing in the way of private-sector job creation," Boehner said in a statement issued on Monday after the supercommittee announced its failure. "I commend both of the panel's leaders, (Republican Rep.) Jeb Hensarling and (Democratic...
  • Republicans Throw Their ‘Pledge To America’ Under the OmniBus

    11/18/2011 5:29:32 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/17/2011 | David Horowitz
    Update: Roll call of members who stood strong is below the fold. This afternoon, the House passed Harry Reid’s first minibus appropriations bill (Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, Transportation-HUD), which contains record levels of spending for Food Stamps, WIC, and international food aid. It also contains $2.3 billion for disaster spending, which is excluded from the budget caps. Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers promised today on the House floor that spending will not exceed the $1.043 trillion spending cap. Well, the extra $2.3 billion in disaster spending allowed him to do just that. Moreover, if they continue to adopt the higher spending levels...
  • Hensarling says GOP is willing to consider new Dem tax proposals

    11/17/2011 9:13:36 AM PST · by Qbert · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/11 | Russell Berman
    Republicans on Wednesday signaled they would consider higher tax revenues to win a supercommittee deal if Democrats offer deeper cuts to entitlement spending. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (Texas), a conservative Republican who is the co-chairman of the deficit supercommittee, walked back a statement he made Tuesday on television, when he said Republicans “have gone as far as we feel we can go” by offering to raise $250 billion in new tax revenues. Briefing reporters on Wednesday, Hensarling said Republicans would be “more than happy to negotiate” around a new offer from Democrats, pointedly declining to say whether $250 billion was the...
  • Va GOP hits graphic of zombie Obama shot in head

    10/31/2011 4:18:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 31, 2011 | BOB LEWIS
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Halloween-themed graphic featuring a zombie President Barack Obama with a bullet hole in his forehead provoked widespread outrage and the attention of the Secret Service Monday after a local Republican committee in Virginia used it to scare up interest in Halloween parade political activities. The montage, a banner on a mass email to Loudoun Republicans, mingles seasonal images including a jack-o-lantern, a disfigured U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi and a throng of flesh-hungry zombie Obama supporters.
  • Mitt Romney gains key New Hampshire backer in John Sununu

    10/23/2011 2:45:27 PM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 23, 2011 | Michael A. Memoli
    Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu became the latest boldfaced name to endorse Romney, an announcement that came on the front page of the Sunday Union Leader. Sununu will join Romney on Monday when he files his paperwork with the secretary of state's office to become an official candidate in the New Hampshire primary. The former White House chief of staff, among the most prominent Republicans in the state, said in an interview that he'll "help in any way that they want," but that Romney is already well-positioned to win the state. SNIP Another former governor — Jon Huntsman of...
  • CNN Republican Debate: Are Republicans Getting Dumber?

    10/18/2011 9:26:05 AM PDT · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Conservatie HQ ^ | Oct 17, 2011 | Richard A. Viguerie
    What makes Republican candidates for President agree to a debate moderated by CNN’s notoriously liberal host Anderson Cooper? Beside rank stupidity, it is hard to think of a reason. Imagine a debate among the Democratic presidential candidates in which Sean Hannity, Michael Barone and Laura Ingraham asked the questions; it will never happen because the Democrats don’t feel the need to pander to the conservative media the way Republicans are willing to pander to the establishment press. And here is what Republicans get when they do pander. A debate moderated by the same Anderson Cooper whose vulgar jocularity with David...
  • Republican Leaders Warn Bernanke Against QE3

    09/20/2011 10:14:11 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-20-2011 | Zeke Miller
    Republican Leaders Warn Bernanke Against QE3 Zeke Miller Sep. 20, 2011, 7:13 PM | Top Republican lawmakers in both chambers of Congress warned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke against pursuing another round of quantitative easing after tomorrow's meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. Questioning the efficacy of the first two rounds of monetary easing, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) said they are concerned another round of QE could "exacerbate current problems or further harm the U.S. economy." Here's...
  • Full Text: Republicans’ Letter to Bernanke Questioning More Fed Action.

    09/20/2011 8:28:03 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/20/2011 | Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, Kyl
    Dear Chairman Bernanke, It is our understanding that the Board Members of the Federal Reserve will meet later this week to consider additional monetary stimulus proposals. We write to express our reservations about any such measures. Respectfully, we submit that the board should resist further extraordinary intervention in the U.S. economy, particularly without a clear articulation of the goals of such a policy, direction for success, ample data proving a case for economic action and quantifiable benefits to the American people. It is not clear that the recent round of quantitative easing undertaken by the Federal Reserve has facilitated economic...
  • 7 Reasons Why Liberals Are Incapable of Understanding The World

    08/23/2011 6:46:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2011 | John Hawkins
    To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil. — Charles Krauthammer Even liberals who've accomplished a lot in their lives and have high IQs often say things on a regular basis that are stunningly, profoundly stupid and at odds with the way the world works. Modern liberalism has become so bereft of common sense and instinctually suicidal that America can only survive over the long haul by thwarting the liberal agenda. In fact, liberalism has become such a toxic and poisonous philosophy that most...
  • UPDATE 3-White House denounces Perry as Republicans target Fed

    08/17/2011 3:53:03 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 98 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Aug 11 | Patricia Zengerle
    * Perry threatens Fed chairman, Bachmann also criticizes * Remarks reflect intense political pressure on Fed * White House says threatening Bernanke "not a good idea" (Adds fresh quotes from Bachmann, Obama, economist) WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The White House denounced Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday for his threatening remarks toward the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve that represented some of the most inflammatory rhetoric of the 2012 election campaign. Campaigning in Iowa on Monday, the Texas governor said he would consider it "treasonous" if Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke "prints more money between now and the...
  • Former Bush Staffer: Tea Party Activist Not Respectful in Confrontation With Obama

    08/16/2011 9:02:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 128 replies
    National Journal ^ | 8/16/11 | Sara Sorcher
    A former member of George W. Bush’s senior staff said that the tea party activist who confronted Barack Obama in Iowa was using an inappropriate tactic to try to embarrass the president. At the town-hall meeting on Monday, founder and chairman of the Iowa Tea Party Ryan Rhodes interrupted and confronted Obama about a disputed report that during a closed-door meeting with House Democrats, Vice President Joe Biden called tea party activists “terrorists” for holding the debt-ceiling negotiations "hostage."
  • Mitch McConnell Just Proposed the “Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011"

    07/12/2011 2:23:28 PM PDT · by Qbert · 109 replies
    Redstate ^ | 7/12/2011 | Erick Erickson
    Mitch McConnell is right now talking about making a historic capitulation. So fearful of being blamed for a default, McConnell is proposing a compromise that lets Barack Obama raise the debt ceiling without making any spending cuts at all. Consider sending McConnell a weasel as testament to his treachery. His address is 601 W. Broadway, Room 630, Louisville, KY 40202 and the phone number is (502) 582-6304. McConnell’s idea is to make the debt ceiling automatic unless Congress, by a 2/3 vote blocks the increase. Oh yes, he put a salve on it by dressing it up in tough talk...
  • Is Obama getting ready to snooker Boehner on taxes?

    07/09/2011 2:55:49 PM PDT · by Qbert · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | JUL 9, 2011 | James Pethokoukis
    The media accounts of the tax reform deal being cooked up by President Obama and House Speaker Boehner aren’t all that clear. But it is looking like a big tax increase: – The White House is insisting that as part of any deal the current tax rates on the middle class—the child tax credit, etc.—would be made permanent, while the lower rates on capital gains, dividends and the higher income brackets would expire after 2012. Taken by itself this would be a tax increase pure and simple and violate the GOP’s campaign pledge. But here’s what we’re told is Mr....
  • Budget deal details: Cuts that aren't quite cuts (Including $1.7 Billion unspent 2010 census funds)

    04/12/2011 10:58:10 AM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/12/2011 | AP, CBS
    (CBS/AP)  Details of the $38 billion worth of spending cuts factoring in last Friday's 11th-hour budget that averted a government shutdown have been released, but the cuts, while historic, were significantly eased by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs President Barack Obama had targeted anyway. [Snip] Many of the cuts appear to have been cuts in name only, because they came from programs that had unspent funds. For example, $1.7 billion left over from the 2010 census; $3.5 billion in unused children's health insurance funds; $2.2 billion in subsidies for...
  • Budget deal still leaves largest deficit in history

    04/10/2011 4:39:23 PM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    WTSP.com ^ | Apr 10, 2011 | WTSP-CBS
    If you believe the spin from the White House and the offices of congressional leaders, there were only winners in the struggle to reach a budget agreement last night and avert a government shutdown. Both House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the agreement "historic" and President Obama praised "their leadership" while a team of his top aides did the same for him. [Snip] Depending on whose numbers you accept, the budget agreement calls for either $87.5 billion in cuts or $38.5 billion. Either way, it's a drop in the budget bucket. The federal budget for 2011...
  • Debt Jumped $54.1 Billion in 8 Days Preceding (Budget) Deal to Cut $38.5 Billion for Rest of Year

    04/09/2011 3:52:23 PM PDT · by Qbert · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 09, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The federal debt increased $54.1 billion in the eight days preceding the deal made by President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) to cut $38.5 billion in federal spending for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, which runs through September. The debt was $14.2101 trillion on March 30, according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, and $14.2642 on April 7.