While the Sandy Hook school shooting has diverted the nation’s attention, John Boehner and Barack Obama have been negotiating about the fiscal cliff. Perhaps we should correctly say that John Boehner has been surrendering again.
John Boehner surrendering is nothing new. Surrender is in his character. Surrender is his creed. He is a man who believes nothing and does not have the courage to fight for anything.
What does Boehner’s surrender mean for America?
The left wing media is all excited about the possibility of Republican surrender on tax increases. They are now praising the man who is undoubtedly the worst Speaker of the House of Representatives in the history of the Republic.
What they are not telling the American people is that the new deal means more spending, more debt and it means America is that much closer to economic collapse.
The deal includes tax increases on people making more than $400,000. It also includes a new two-year increase in the debt ceiling. The actual “revenue” to be generated is smaller than what Obama wants. It would create $1.2 billion in revenue and would allegedly cut the deficit by $2.4 trillion over ten years.
If you believe that, I have some ocean front property in Tennessee to sell you.
Every dime of the new revenue is going to new spending. Two years from now, we will have a national debt approaching or over $18 trillion. You know what the funny thing about borrowed money is?
You have to pay it back.
How the hell are we going to pay back what we currently owe?
Where is this new spending going to go? To a new A123 battery company? Will this money go to a new company that can take a quarter of a billion dollars in taxpayer money, go bankrupt and see its high tech assets sold to the Chinese for pennies on the dollar? Will millions of dollars of this new revenue go to fundraisers for Obama so they can open a luxury car dealership in the Ukraine? Will tens of millions of dollars go to Mexico so the Regime can show illegal aliens how to get welfare benefits when they come to America? Will hundreds of millions go to Brazil to help that nation develop it’s off shore energy reserves while we refuse to do the same here?
Will hundreds of billions of dollars continue to be spent on programs that are wasteful, duplicative or are simply so riddled with fraud that they are a complete failure.
Or will the Senate still spend money so Tom Coburn can produce his waste book every year, complaining about government waste, yet doing nothing about it?
John Boehner belongs on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He has the same fiscal restraint those ladies do when they are dropped of on Rodeo Drive with a couple of brand new credit cards.
And whey they cannot get what they want, they cry too!
Right now the Republican leadership reminds me of that old joke about a drunk arguing about his bar bill on the Titanic. They want the spending and the national debt to increase at a pace only slightly less that what Obama wants. In the end, the result will be the same.
The Republican leadership in the House has been nothing short of a disaster. They have failed every time there has been a confrontation with the White House. The debt ceiling is raised. Spending goes up and now taxes go up. Obama will be doing his version of an end zone dance. Not only does he get what he wants, he breaks the back of the Party that is allegedly the opposition.
It is time for Conservatives to make a decision. Do we stay or do we go?
The Republican establishment gave us the worst, most liberal Presidential nominee in the history of the Republican Party this year. The Republican Party is currently working on the Fleischer report, the so-called “autopsy” of the campaign. The Fleischer report, named after Republican insider Ari Fleischer, will simply white wash the real reasons Romney’s campaign failed.
The Republican Party will do nothing about the culture of crony consultants who drain the party and do nothing to elect conservatives. The Republican Party will continue to ignore conservatives and push establishment RINOs, such as their next great hope, Jeb Bush.
And now the GOP will not say a word while its de facto leader, John Boehner breaks his no new taxes pledge and leads the party off of a cliff.
It is time for the Party of Liberty.
John Boehner and the House leadership are selling out America, the Republican Party and the conservative principles they claim they believe in but are too frequently just sound bite fodder.
Every four years, conservatives are fed up with the Republican Party’s sell out of conservative values. We swear we are going to do something and yet four years later, we are there dutifully supporting the GOP and its not so conservative nominees.
If the GOP does not repudiate John Boehner, depose him as Speaker and start standing up for conservative values, it is time for us to drop the GOP and seek a new conservative Party of Liberty.
Lincoln would not concede or compromise on anything. He caused a war that almost destroyed the nation with debt and the war cost about half a million lives. A lot of people thought of him as a tyrant. State sovereignty meant nothing to him at the time. It took the nation a generation to recover and we see effects of his work today. He is a national hero, so what's the deal with a little poverty and bankruptcy caused by Obama's excessive spending and irresponsibility? I think in Obama's marxist way of thinking, we should all have social equality and absolute equal opportunity to become poorer and have everybody starve and die all the same.
A good example of a bill we might want to follow is HR6684, sponsored by Eric Cantor:
This is scheduled for consideration on Thursday, and appears to have some fairly substantial cuts to wasteful programs, and the last item in its 69 pages is very significant:
SEC. 706. ELIMINATION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2013 SEQUESTRATION FOR DEFENSE DIRECT SPENDING.
Any sequestration order issued by the President under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to carry out reductions to direct spending for the defense function (050) for fiscal year 2013 pursuant to section 251A of such Act shall have no force or effect.
This basically looks like it would kill sequestration cuts to the defense budget.
Unfortunately the bill also contains 40 pages or so of healthcare-related changes that I'm unable to make any sense of. I would like to be able to tell my rep to support this bill, but without knowing what's buried in all that healthcare mumbo jumbo--and harboring a general mistrust for the bill's sponsor--it's hard to tell if it's really a good bill overall or not!
Wednesday morning, Dec. 26th, start contacting Republican congressmen in your state with the message Boehner must go, must be replaced as speaker.
This is what the TEA Party does, put fire underneath our representatives. Time for us to DO!
Glad you included that handy link, Whitehorse.It's really a quick look-up page.
I find it a bit irritating though. Because prominently displayed is the line ¿Quiere ponerse en contacto con miembros del Congreso en Español?
I mean, Why just this one language? What about our other illegal aliens? Why not French? Or Urdu for our resident terrorists? How are they to contact Congress?
It's a site owned & run by a guy named Juan Cabanela, he's a astronomy professor in Minnesota I think. It's a great resource; he doesn't disclose any political biases I can see. There are gobs of ways to get contact info for congress, I just found this one easiest.
Please read & forward the following.....it's time for Boehner to go!
Message from Heidi Huber and Judy Guju of Anderson Tea Party (Cincinnati, Ohio):
URGENT - CALL TO ACTION -JAN 3rd VOTE FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
The historic election of 2010 flooded the House with Congressmen pledging to make a change. We, the liberty grassroots, delivered that large Republican majority but have continued to be disappointed with and dismissed by leadership. As has been proven time and again, it is all too common for regular Americans to go to Congress to be the change agent only to be co-opted under the guise of bi-partisanship or worse yet, party allegiance. Compromise at any cost is called surrender. The liberty movement will not surrender our country to any political party. We will have the back of those who stand true to their values and name and replace those that don’t.
As we grapple with the fallout from last month’s defeats, we have been presented an unusual opportunity; to replace the most powerful member of government, the Speaker of the House.
The House has the real power - the power over funding. With his control over Appropriations, the Speaker can stop the President's agenda to increase spending and taxes.
We must seize this opportunity and drive it from the grassroots, making sure the real House warriors know we have their backs and our support for this. If we don’t fight now, we will deserve what they give us. It’s time to go on offense and we must move quickly!
Just (16) House Representatives are needed to fire John Boehner as Speaker. Who are they? Most likely, those Reps are on this list:
Call the Representatives on the list and ask them to fire John Boehner and vote for a principled, small government conservative to replace him.
See link for CALL TO ACTION Plan
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR LIBERTY GROUP AND HELP ELECT A NEW SPEAKER!
Heidi Huber and Judy Guju
Anderson Tea Party