MSU is a very specific scientific and legal term. Never heard of it? It is a concept you need to be very much aware of because the consequences of MSU could end up hitting very close to home.
What is MSU?
Well it is not Mississippi State University!
In Washington we are seeing MSU on full display. The Congress is finally realizing the sequestration law that they agreed to last year is a disaster. The disastrous part of that bill is the massive cuts in defense spending. Even the extremely liberal Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is calling those cuts catastrophic.
So enter the Republicans, specifically Lindsay Graham and John McCain. They want to punt the sequestration for a year but come up with some “spending cuts.”
One of the “spending cuts” they want to come up with is to resurrect a Senate Bill on Federal Tort Reform. This bill would not only put caps on damages but would also set a wage scale for attorneys. According to the Congressional Budget Office, this would save billions.
Houston we have a lot of problems and a lot of MSU here.
First, let’s ignore the constitutional issues of Federal Tort Reform for a moment. After the Obamacare Tax decision, I question whether or not Chief Justice Roberts and his liberal friends on the Supreme Court know the Constitution. However, anyone else with half a brain would see this would be declared unconstitutional.
No matter how you feel about Federal Tort Reform and lawyers, you should be standing to oppose this lunatic idea.
Because the Congressional Budget Office is never right when it says how much something will cost or how much it will save. A baseball player who is blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other has a greater chance of hitting a ball than the CBO has of getting anything right.
The CBO are experts at MSU.
Just in case you haven’t caught on yet, MSU stands for “Making stuff up!”
This is the problem and this is why everyone should be telling the Senate and the House not to throw Federal Tort Reform into any proposed modification of the sequestration law!
In the first 9 months of this fiscal year, we have run a $900 billion dollar deficit. Obama is working very hard to destroy the economy and the American dollar.
We need real budget cuts.
Eighteen months ago, I first railed about a GAO report that identified hundreds of billions of dollars in waste, fraud and duplicated services within the government.
What has been done to eliminate that since then?
We have programs that exist only to help get politicians reelected. Is anything done about those? No.
You can agree with me or disagree with me on Federal Tort Reform. You can like lawyers or think every lawyer in this nation should be exported to Mongolia. Any sane American should realize our spending is out of control and these phantom spending cuts that people like John McCain want to make are nothing more than an exercise in MSU.
If you want to debate Federal Tort Reform, fine we can have that debate. Unless you totally reject the 10th Amendment and the concept of Federalism, you will agree that this is unconstitutional.
What everyone can agree on is using it as a smokescreen to claim non-existent budget cuts is simply lying to the American people.
John McCain’s track record for being right is about like that of the Congressional Budget Office.
Why should we listen to either of them when all they do is MSU?
Why should we listen to either of them when all they do is MSU?
Everyone deserves a fair trial. That is the only reason I would listen to those two.
Everyone does deserve a fair trial but this is not a trial it is a discussion about how to spend or save OUR money.
It is saying I do not care to hear from those two traitors unless they are being tried for treason.
Certainly right about one thing..............there is so much "low hanging fruit" in wasted tax dollars that a fourth grader could make sense in what to cut...............the problem is our politicians are stuck in the "terrible two's".................
I can come up with a lot of "low hanging fruit" off the top of my head:
1. Go down the list from the report you listed above and start implementing it.
2. Quit giving illegal aliens tax refunds for money that they never paid in, among other things.
3. Start means testing and drug testing people receiving SSI and welfare benefits. I know a person who has been on SSI for several years due to bipolar disorder. This person refuses to take their meds because they'd rather drink and smoke pot all day long. Yep, I reported them - nothing was done and they are still on SSI. In another case, my husband sells vintage tennis shoes on eBay as a hobby. A person that won one of his auctions emailed him after the auction was over ($330 was the winning bid) and told him he couldn't send the money until he got his SSI check. Our tax dollars at work.
On a related note, what do you suggest be done to curtail frivolous lawsuits, Judson? I know you are an attorney, and if anyone can come up with some good ideas, it would be you. Here's a local example of one -- a teacher who was denied tenure and dismissed filed a huge lawsuit saying she was dismissed because she attended Barack Obama's inauguration. She'd been caught red-handed misappropriating class field trip funds, and she said that she was punished because she wasn't white. They decided to settle with her rather than go through the time and expense of a taking the suit to trial. Stupid stuff like this has got to stop.
Thanks for your time and input.
One important comment, I would not stop any payments to illegals... They are illegals. I would arrest them all; no matter the cost and even if we had to use National Guard, Military, etc.DEPORT THEM ALL. Budget balanced in no time... No more over-crowded prisons, No more schools overcrowded... No more problem with our bulging medical costs - Hospitals and Emergency Services restored... Junk cars with unlicensed drivers - gone ... etc. etc. etc.
How about defunding obummer's czars? Eliminate the Dept of Energy-in its entire existence, it hasn't accomplished one thing. Eliminate the Dept of Education and the EPA for the same reason. Abolish congressional retirement.
There are so many logical, rational and easy ways to cut the budget . . . . . but they hit upon this one which makes absolutely no sense.
My understanding is, In order to sue the government, they have to deem it can even happen . . . . . consequently few, if any, lawsuits, for damages, are brought against the Federal government . . . . so why do they talk about Tort Reform.
Tort Reform is a State issue as in Texas and other States have elected to do. States are laboratories for testing ideas.
If your State decides to set Tort Reform limits and you don't like it, vote with your feet.
Our Federal Government is populated with idiots and parasites.
OBAMA HAS AN AGENDA!!! FROM MY OBSERVATIONS OF HIS RECORD; IT IS SINISTER AND IF CONTINUED WILL SUCCEED IN DESTROYING OUR NATION!!! WE CANNOT AFFORD IT!!! IF YOU VIEW HIS SERIES OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS... ADD TO THAT THE FINANCIAL MESS AND CONFUSION HE HAS CREATED, IT IS NOT FAR FROM COMPLETE!!! THE UNITED NATIONS AGENDA 21 WOULD PUT OUR LAND UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS AND THERE IS ALREADY A PLAN MAPPED OUT BY THE U.N. TO DESIGNATE THE LARGEST PORTION TO ‘NATURE AREAS’ WHICH MEANS RELOCATION OF MOST OF US. ADDED WITH THIS THE UNITED NATIONS “SMALL ARMS TREATY” WHICH WOULD DISARM THE CITIZENS WILL BE THE LAST TWO PIECES HE NEEDS TO RELOCATE WE, THE PEOPLE, INTO CAMPS; TAKE OUR HOMES, LAND AND ENTIRE WAY OF LIFE!!! I JUST WATCHED A VIDEO FROM “YOU TUBE” ENTITLED 666 Micro Chip Implant - Coming March 2,2013, PRODUCED BY WWW.PAULBEGLEYPROHECY.COM WHICH STATES THAT “OBAMACARE” HR3200, Section 2521 Page 1001 Paragraph 1 requires that an RFID micro chip device be implanted in the hand of every citizen. BECAUSE OF THE WARNING CONTAINED IN THE BIBLE, REVELATIONS 13:16 THRU 18 AND REVELATIONS 14:11, NO CHRISTIAN WILL ALLOW THIS. THE MAJORITY OF WE, THE PEOPLE, ARE CHRISTIAN SO HE WILL DO AWAY WITH MOST OF OUR POPULATION. THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT OBAMA IS MUSLIM… THIS WILL ALLOW THE MUSLIMS TO TAKE OVER AND ESTABLISH A CALIPHATE. NOTE: MANY FEMA CAMPS ARE READY WITH MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF COFFINS I PRAY GOD'S INTERVENTION!!! A PARTIAL LIST OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS • *Executive Order 10990 allows the Government to take over all modes of transportation & control of highways & seaports. * Executive Order 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media. * Executive Order 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, pe-troleum, fuels, and minerals. * Executive Order 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision. * Executive Order 11001 allows the government to take over all health education and welfare functions. * Executive Order 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons. * Executive Order 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft. * Executive Order 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate and establish new locations for populations. * Executive Order 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways, and public storage facilities. * Executive Order 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issues over a fifteen-year period. * Executive Order 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis. * Executive Order 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute Industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President. * Executive Order 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit, and the flow of money in U.S. financial institutions in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when the president declares a state of emergency, Congress cannot review the action for six months. • It is more than clear that Obama is planning for the total control and takeover of America via Martial Law. Food, energy, transportation, work, banking, and health…he has it covered. While Obama is busy pulling executive orders out of the sky to control everything inside our country, he has been issuing executive orders to force us to submit to international regulations instead of our Constitution. Sher Zieve exposed this in one of her recent articles. Damn the U.S. Constitution, damn the American people and damn U.S. sovereignty. We must send faxes, emails, and make calls to all congressman and demand they stop Obama’s perverted, extreme, and Unconstitutional abuse of Executive Orders. It is time to demand our elected leaders start protecting America, our sovereignty, and our Constitution. So far, they seem to be protecting the Obama – Marxist takeover plans…peppered with a little U.N. and Islam. • FINAL NOTE –
THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER JUST SIGNED JULY 6, 2012 ASSIGNMENT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMUNICATIONS FUNCTIONS – gives the Secretary of Homeland Security charge of re-establishing and prioritizing communications to ensure the continuation of the federal government to include the handling of communications during a national security event or natural disaster. In addition to further empowering DHS’ role in the federal government, the order also establishes several new communities and outlines the roles of various major executive branch agencies and offices, including the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, DHS, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, General Services Administration and the Federal Communications Commission. Read more:http://times247.com/articles/executive-order-grants-homeland-securi...
The Federal Government is a sledge hammer. It's not too good at swatting flies. It's good at wars and freeways and dams and parks but lousy with personal issues like health care and abortion, education , things that are very individual should be handled at the local level. Like any organization it wants to get bigger. It feels it can do so much more if it just had more money and more power.
The trouble is they get that money and power from We The People. A simple glance at the USDEBTCLOCK.ORG and anybody can see we've receieved, shall we say, a very poor return on investment.
Take the emotion out of it and the bottom line is they are irresponsible with our money and our freedom. It's time to take it back.
It's good at wars and freeways and dams and parks
And only one of them is it granted to do under the Constitution.
Actually the Federal Government is a disaster (for the past few decades) at managing Freeways, Dams and Parks as they incinerate money they don't need to spend . . . . from a budget that doesn't exist and a good portion of it is wasted on simple stupid initiatives, poor planning and execution of those late plans.
One of the many problems we have is the inordinate, ill-conceived and draconian land ownership and control by the Federal Government. They have locked up our resources (energy, minerals and private development) from Taxpayers and are pretty poor stewards of OUR PROPERTY.
The USA could eliminate a large portion of the National Debt if they would sell or open for resource development, portions of the lands they mismanage at Taxpayers and Ranchers expense.
The reason they won't divest some of this property is that hundreds of thousands of useless bureaucrats have their vested interests in perpetuating this glaring national disaster.
We are good at war . . . . if the pecker-heads in Washington would just let us win, end it, come home and announce an international warning, that anyone who messes with America will find themselves in a land of glass.