It is time for us to get really mad. We are going into the August recess. Congressmen and some Senators will be coming home to ask the voters to give them their jobs back.
Why should we be angry with those we send to Washington to represent us?
Our nation is speeding like a run away train towards a fiscal cliff and our leaders are too busy having drinks in the club car to worry about the rapidly approaching train wreck.
A couple of days ago, Harry Reid the chief eunuch of the Senate and John Boehner, whose famous freshly laundered white flag of surrender is the new logo for the 112th Congress, announced they had agreed to a continuing resolution to keep funding the government for another six months. This would move the tough issues beyond the election and would make no major changes in government.
Obamacare will be funded. We will have another half trillion in debt. We will continue to waste money at an alarming rate.
Just yesterday, the Daily Caller reported on emails from the failed green energy company Solyndra where they called the Obama Regime, the Bank of Washington. They cost the people of America about half a billion dollars.
The IRS is losing billions every year in fraudulent refunds. According to CNBC, the IRS is losing $21 billion a year in fraudulent tax refunds. One scammer is so brazen that they do not even bother to change the address. 2,137 refunds were sent to the same address.
Most private companies make simple software changes to prevent scams like this. Our government does not care. After all, they can either borrow more money from the Chinese or raise taxes.
Amtrak in the last decade lost almost a billion dollars on cheeseburgers and sodas. Again, why do they have to worry about it? All the government needs to do is borrow more money from the Chinese or raise taxes.
Our friends over at the Washington Guardian have awarded their first “Golden Hammer” award to the Department of Veterans Affairs by giving money away to unqualified recipients instead of to the disabled veterans they money was intended to help.
From the Guardian:
The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program – a government-wide program - is designed to give federal contracts to those injured in the line of duty. Before receiving any money, the VA is supposed to run a series of checks to make sure applicants actually are businesses owned by disabled veterans.
But the department hasn’t been running those checks, according to an investigative report by the Government Accountability Office, the auditing arm of Congress. A full 60 percent of businesses weren’t verified using rigorous guidelines implemented in 2010 before their applications were put in for contracts. Of those, the VA handed out $90 million in contracts to 134 unverified businesses between November 30, 2011 and April 1, 2012, the investigators found.
The findings are likely to reverberate in an election year in which both major political party presidential candidates are courting veterans. President Barack Obama has made several recent high-profile efforts to highlight his work in finding jobs for veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
It’s not the first time the program has been criticized. A report last year by the VA’s inspector general found that verification of businesses “in many cases was insufficient to establish control and ownership … [and] in effect allowed businesses to self-certify as a veteran-owned or service-disabled veteran-owned small business with little supporting documentation.”
The inspector general report estimated the VA would hand out a whopping $2.5 billion to fraudulent companies over the next five years unless a stricter screening process was implemented.
What’s another $2.5 billion? All the government needs to do is borrow more money from the Chinese or raise taxes!
On August 1, Jeffrey Zients, the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget and certifiable member of the Party of Treason, told Congressmen on the House Armed Services Committee that the reason there would be a massive cut in defense in the process known as Budget Sequestration was because the Republicans refused to make the top 2% pay their fair share of taxes.
Why should we be confronting our Congressmen this August?
Because the government is wasting billions of dollars every year and very few people want to do anything about it.
We are going to see our nation’s defense slashed to the point of being ineffective and unable to meet our national commitments, while billions of dollars in waste and fraud are simply ignored as an inconvenient annoyance.
There are some good Congressmen out there who are standing their ground and trying to do good things. Jeff Landry from Louisiana is one. So is Sandy Adams from Florida. Another is Joe Walsh from Illinois.
Unfortunately too many Congressmen are not standing up and trying to save this country. Some are members of the Party of Treason who either do not care or in the case of some of them, such as Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank, they actually want to see America’s collapse as a world super power. Even some of the good Republican Congressmen are not doing this.
This August, as Congressmen and Senators come back home, we all need to be out there confronting them. We need to know why they are not cutting spending.
We are running trillion dollar deficits every year. Forget the policy debates about which programs are worthwhile, does anyone think that we should be spending money on waste and fraud?
These are the questions we need to be asking our Congressmen and Senators. We need to confront them this month and demand action before it is too late.
Yea just keep turning the other cheek.While our own Government turns the greatest Nation in the world into nothing but the biggest septic tank in the world.
I would like to add to your list of good congressman who stand their ground:....
Ann Marie Buerkle of the now 24th district of the State of New York! She is one of the MOST conservative representatives
in Congress and THE MOST CONSERVATIVE NEW YORK HAS EVER ELECTED! I can attest to the fact that she is a
non stop pursuer of freedom and liberty,serves on Veterans Foreign Affairs,Government Oversight and Reform and several
other committees. She has gone far above the call of duty in her service to our veterans and her constituents [just check her
out] and she not only listens..she takes action on our issues! This is one Congresswoman we need to KEEP!
Michele, I know you think your rep is great. But, has she refused to do any frivolous business until a budget has been passed and signed and installed to stop the massacre of our country? NO? Well mine hasn't either. Keep in mind our veterans were taken good care of decades ago with the system in place and will be ok until we can get the Congress off their fluffy duffs to control their spending. My husband is a disabled veteran from 1966 and is ok but was taken better care of decades ago than now.
If your rep is as good as she can be, she will stand up among her peers and REFUSE to pass any more bills until the budget is passed (I know all about Harry Reid the enforcer). If she did it and then mine and then dozens more and all the conservatives and finally the dems would have to follow suit because it is the only REASONABLE ACTION TO TAKE, then we would have the funds for our necessary programs and all the pork and unnecessary items would simply disappear. The message to Congress is that they are there for only one purpose - TO REPRESENT CITIZENS IN CONSTITUTIONAL ITEMS AND THEN TO GET THE H@LL OUT OF THERE AND BACK TO THEIR LIVES IN THE SOCIETY THEY HAVE CREATED.
This is what the DOJ wants to do here in Louisiana too! They are attacking our voter ID laws that have been in place for years!
COMPROMISE means agreeing with the Communists
Conservatives and Tea Party are actually true Americans
Democrats are Communists, Atheists, Queers, and an assortment of Black and White Trash
YEP, & don't forget BABY - KILLERS ! ( abortion )
Passage of bill to REMOVE requirement for Senate
approval of presidential appointments:
Here's the list of rotten legislators that have no problem giving away the
"voice of the people" !!! How dare the YEAH votes take OUR
representation via our Senators out of the appointment process!!!
Not my voice. I have denied consent and refuse to recognize our government as it is THEY that have become the enemy of liberty.
This Despot in the white house along with the 111th and 12th congress has done more to destroy our country than any of our enemies could have hoped for.
They yea votes should be SHOT FOR TREASON!!
King George. Go take a flying F^^k for yourself.
Reid,Pelosi and the rest of you COMMUNISTS can stick your legislation where the sun don't shine.
Stop playing games with OUR lives in your little bubble world of politics.
Our own government is destroying our country!!
If the Marxist wins do we go for bloody revolution or submit to tyranny?
Obama is at war with the middle class.
He's a communist pig and we shouldn't tongue and cheek this FACT anymore!!
Political correctness would insist we call the Democrats devout communists.
Do you have any other excuses for this Despots Obama bin lyin's form of governing?
HEY! Y'ALL! HOW"S YOUR GUN AND BIBLE THINGY GOING?
Now that I have your attention, I want to point out a few things that are facts and will not change regardless of the Constitution, Rule of Law, Religious Involvement, PTA activities, Elections, Media Bias, Hate Speak, Executive Orders, Harry Reid/John Boehner, Tea Party Candidates, ad nauseum.
THIS COUNTRY IS ON THE FAST TRACK TO OBLIVION AND NO AMOUNT OF GOOD INTENTIONS OR RIGHT WING RADICAL TEA PARTYING ACTIVITIES ARE GOING TO CHANGE THE COURSE OF THIS RUNAWAY TRAIN!!!!!
Every detail has been considered and a counter attack has been made by the Marxist President and his henchmen.
Glenn Beck and others believe a righteous upheaval of the people will result in citizens being murdered, martial law being installed with our own military set to guard against us.
Others believe in our SYSTEM and that we should NEVER attempt to physically take control of our "out of its mind" government.
What will the outcome be if we install Romney, etc. into place in the framework already bought and paid for with the under the table deals, lobbying, lying, cheating, career minded politicians of the last century?
It's as predictable as the day which follows the night.
M O R E O F T H E S A M E !!!!
What would the outcome be if we physically take control of our government, i.e. the capital and throw out the usurper, his minions, our "LOYAL" CONGRESSMEN FIRMLY ROOTED IN THEIR GRAVY JOBS WITH MORE PERKS THAN MAXWELL HOUSE and demand our natural leaders, those whose hearts are in the Constitution and preservation of our freedom, take the helm until a true election of patriots can be installed with the only goal being to sustain the Constitution.
Isn't this the scariest, most seditious blog you've ever read?
I'm a disabled woman, whose 64 years have been lived as per my ancestors: with hard work, God fearing morals, belief in our country, believing a hand shake is a binding contract because my fellow Americans are an honest, God fearing lot who want only to live and let live by the rule of law given to us over 200 years ago by people who were more far-sighted than we could ever be - they insisted that we have the power to speak out against our government when it fails and they insisted that we be able to arm ourselves against our enemies, both foreign and D O M E S T I C ! ! !
Please don't berate me and tell me mine is the most negative, discouraging blog in the history of TPN.
Please do think about what I have said and understand that my thoughts have formed in this framework since 2007 when my research into this country, this government and especially this president began.
I'm not a lawyer, not a politician, not a radical unless you can say those at the first Continental Congress were radicals, I have nothing to gain by any action in either direction except being saved from the Death Panels.
There now. I've said it and I'm glad. Now it's your turn.
YES, Elaine West, I don't think that you're just " whistling DIXIE," in what you say ! So, Elaine, and ANY OF YOU OTHERS, out there, . . . . do ANY of you see some of the " happenings, " mentioned in the first part of the Holy Bible's book, " The REVELATION of John," happening, here, before our VERY EYES ? . . . . John's book, " The REVELATION," the LAST book in the Holy Bible, describes a TERRIBLE ending, for this ol' world, . . . .
ANTI - CHRIST, . . . . . .
You are absolutely right on.
Let me add one thing. Hillary and the UN are after our 2nd Amendment Gun rights.
So are many others.
I do believe the forefathers saw this as a possibility and decreed that the only way to remove 2nd Amendment is through a Contential Congress Session.
So, if Hillary keeps going, and others, they will be basically usurping the Constitution. At that point civil disobediance is that there is no constitution, No SCOTUS, No Congess, and no Executive Branch of Government.
Stop paying taxes.
Many other Civil disobediance methods can actually shut down the Federal Government. Our States will have to stand in with the Stage Guard to support each state initiatives to maintain control. To hell with the FEDS is the motto.
Here is one example that we can start with. 31 USC 1514, 1517 and 1519 outline apportionments and discusses budgets. Anyone overspending their budget can be charged:
"An officer or employee of the United States Government or of the
District of Columbia government knowingly and willfully violating
section 1517(a) of this title shall be fined not more than $5,000,
imprisoned for not more than 2 years, or both."
If you look up officer and employee in context, that is everyone in the Executive and Congress.
So, if there has not been a budget for 1200 days, then everyone in Washington is guilty of crimes. Here is the law to put them in Jail. Of course, we have to be rationale about it. Let's research the expenditures, and put all Government Executives in Jail starting with OBOZO.