Newt had the right idea all along. Unfortunately he is gone from the race now and what ever else Mitt Romney will or will not do, one of Newt’s better ideas will not be adopted.
What was that idea and what was he so right about?
He was right about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the need to simply abolish it.
The 9th Circuit has not come out with a new outrageous decision. They do that all the time. No, the 9th Circuit is doing something even more outrageous.
In the middle of the Great Obama Depression, the 9th Circuit is blowing a million dollars so they can have a really nice getaway at a resort in Hawaii.
Shades of the GSA?
The event is the 9th Circuit’s annual judicial conference. In fairness to the 9th Circuit, that Circuit does include Hawaii and the outlying Pacific territories. And every Circuit has a judicial conference. These are legitimate events where judges and lawyers get their continuing education requirements and it is a good chance for the judges to hear from the lawyers on issues that affect the administration of justice.
Most of the other circuits realize there is a Depression going on and have cut back their Judicial Conferences. Not the 9th Circuit.
They are going to a luxury resort in Hawaii.
Travel alone for this conference is going to cost almost $700,000. Then you have the additional expenses that go along with that, including lodging and an almost $400 a day per diem. In addition, Breitbart.com estimates that there will be another $700,000 spent in salaries for the 267 Judges during their time in Hawaii.
Newt Gingrich called for the abolition of the 9th Circuit during his campaign. The abolition of the 9th Circuit would have put all of those judges out of work. The 9th Circuit is the most liberal and most reversed of the Federal Appellate Circuits.
And now, they can have the reputation for the hardest partying (on the taxpayer dime) Federal Circuit.
It really is past time for the 9th Circuit to be done away with. As real Americans lose their homes, have to make all kinds of sacrifices and do not get to go on family vacations, why should these government employees get this kind of ritzy all expense paid vacation?
It is utterly insane.
Of course, the 9th Circuit, being the most liberal, fits right in with the Obama model of let’s see how much money we can waste.
If Newt Gingrich had been elected President, there is a decent chance the 9th Circuit might have been abolished. Unfortunately, even if Mitt Romney is elected, he will never do anything that bold, no matter how bad the 9th Circuit is.
The title of your linked article is the question "Has Osama Bin Laden been dead for seven years....?"
The first sentence is "The last time we heard a squeak from him was on June 3 this year."
Got anything better? One that doesn't reverse the title in the first sentence would be nice. Or, one that presents facts to support my position.
Dailymail is usually such a good source, and they didn't really mislead at all!
I prefer to read an article before linking it, to see what it says. But that's just me.
It's fine if we disagree there... who cares?? Corporations and banks aren't messing around... we need to find 2-3 key issues and tackle them as a united front. Wars, banks, etc.
We are becoming more polarized as a nation just as we're falling apart. I don't like scare routines, but doesn't this make you want to do something? Something more than debate, talk or hold a sign? We need REAL, substantial change. Check this out:
Why pick on Corporations...and banks? Just people working in competition, in competitive markets.
Here's an oldie....a simplistic approach to the subject. Please see this Corporation Primer
Banks because of immoral, unethical and illegal activities... the latest being the manipulation of LIBOR.
Corporations themselves are fine. It's what they're allowed to do to our political process I don't like. It's concentrated wealth behind one vote - and it overpowers the average citizen far too much. IMO, we need to make the candidates stick to the Presidential fund and ensure equal time/exposure. And then let the American public decide who has the best argument.
Sounds simplistic, but money is the real culprit. Rather, how money is being used by some.
LIBOR is primarily risk based....largely attributable to the sub-prime mortgage mess.
Congress rather forced the high-risk, low down loans on the banks, and created the bundling option.
Blame Congress! (And ACORN types) Complex issue: this should get you started into a lengthy study.
I totally agree with you. People are frightened and on edge.
I stopped listening to Glenn Beck after two years glued to the radio after Romney sewed up the nomination and Glenn was positively GIDDY!!!! He also did say he was for Romney, way, way back. The only talk shows I listen to now are Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Michael Savage and Rush. Glenn is now on my do-not-listen list and he is getting silly sometimes.
The Dana Show is a great radio program too. I listen to her every day.
Next election cycle - WE THE PEOPLE need to elect as many Conservatives as possible!
We must push MITT to do Conservative Issues!
If the t-party folks stay involved after the election, all is possible. No matter who wins the election, We the People ARE the gov't and it's time for us to take charge!!!
Amen, DianaS! Even if we are on different sides of the spectrum, your spirit is right on!!!
On a side note, I'm part of a grass-roots effort to define a common platform for the left and the right. There are things we agree on, and we'll steer clear of the other concerns for the time being. The wars, Citizens United, Wall Street, disastrously stupid trade agreements, outsourcing, corporate tax loopholes, etc,... if you are interested in being part of this effort, please email me back at email@example.com. Additionally, there is a Facebook group now: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyAndTeaPartyUnification2012
Again...this is about a targeted attack plan on issues both sides agree on. The other stuff... well, that pretty much always exists as many people in this group are on the opposite side of the political spectrum than I. But even my father, a Tea Party patriot, agrees it's time to put an end to corporatism and the selling of our country. I have been laughed at by colleagues on the left for this thinking...but not all colleagues. And that's the point! :)
We need people in Hawaii to get hidden video of this outrageous junket. Imagine the public backlash of seeing these judges getting ripping drunk and doing canonballs in the pool - all on our dime.