The debt ceiling crisis, if it’s in fact a crisis has stumped 536 of United States finest politicians or should that be rephrased by merely saying those serving in the House of Representatives, the Senate and the President don’t have a clue about balancing a budget.
American families have know for years how to balance a budget; they know if you’re spending more than you take in, you’re headed for a financial crash. It’s pretty simple to balance a budget, although in actuality this… Continue
Added by Marcia Wood on July 31, 2011 at 11:48pm —
This week the House of Representatives and the Senate spent all week trying to wrap up a new 3.0 debt deal and pass it along to the President before the end of the day on Tuesday, Aug. 2. This has been the drop dead date announced by Treasury Secretary Geithner back in May in order to avert a lapse in the borrowing authority of our federal government. Continue
The Senate finally gave up on the possibility of being able to pass the 3.0 debt deal around 8pm Sunday evening only to try again tomorrow…
Added by Elizabeth Baldwin Letchworth on July 31, 2011 at 9:34pm —
IN SWITZERLAND THE PEOPLE VOTE ON MAJOR ISSUES WHICH WILL AFFECT LAWS LOCALLY OR GLOBALLY AND THE ELECTED OFFICIALS WILL PERFORM THEIR DUTIES TO ACT ON THE VOTE OF THE PEOPLE, NOT ON THE ELECTED OFFICIALS VOTE. THIS IS CALLED DIRECT DEMOCRACY AND IT GIVES THE PEOPLE MORE POWER, LESS POWER TO THE ELECTIVE OFFICIALS, THIS IS A START TO REDUCING GOVERNMENT CONTROL AND THE DEM/REPUB INFIGHTING WHICH WASTES TIME AND NEVER REALLY CARRIES OUT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. CHANGE IS NEEDED AND THIS MIGHT BE… Continue
Added by irene avil on July 31, 2011 at 9:26pm —
How many times have we heard or read, "It's the economy, stupid!" For all of us, the message is: "It's Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, stupid!" It's that simple. We just won't compromise our Constitution and our founding documents.
Never compromising Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness is having the will to be fearless and relentless, while remaining confident and true to yourself, no matter what the obstacles
Added by Mark Stone on July 31, 2011 at 9:21pm —
They are all confused and frightened, with the exception of the Tea Party.
While on an episode of The O'Reilly Factor aired Friday August 29th, David Webb stated so emphatically, "The Tea Party is the adult in the room!" Webb recognized that not only was the Tea Party handling the debt ceiling crisis in the only long term way that will work but that the only reason the debate was actually being carried on was because the Tea Party instigated it to begin with. And that the Tea… Continue
Added by Bill Miller on July 31, 2011 at 7:35pm —
Is our monster debt and are our diminished liberties turning us into a 3rd world country? The Statists legislate and regulate AGAINST Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. The Statists prevent the great architectural achievements we witness in Dubai from happening in our country. The Statists oppose economic freedom. The Statists oppose the voluntary exchange of goods and services. The Statists oppose the 10th Amendment. The Statists simply oppose the Constitution.
Added by Mark Stone on July 31, 2011 at 5:57pm —
I keep hearing that the Tea Party Congressmen are stupid and intransigent and that they are irresponsibly holding up a compromise solution to the debt ceiling crisis. Sadly the drive by media has had considerable success selling this idea. I have also heard all my life that politicians will invaribly say almost anything to get elected, but forget their promises after they have taken office. Is this true of the Tea Party caucus? Did any of them indicate during their campaigns that they… Continue
Added by Randy Jefferis on July 31, 2011 at 5:42pm —
In the fairy tale political world of government budget planning, up is down and we can all live happily ever after by spending other people's money on whatever seems to be a good idea at the time.
We can predict rosy economic growth scenarios, regardless of our own income, debts, or economic reality. It's time for American voters to wake up! Spending and debt is off the charts, not just in Washington DC, but… Continue
Added by Bruce Donnelly on July 31, 2011 at 5:31pm —
Jane Fonda is trying to sell her new book. Recently, when her appearance on QVC was cancelled, she came out with statement that "I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us." http://cnsnews.com/news/article/jane-fonda-i-have-never-done-anything-hu
The trouble is, Fonda did not specify exactly what her country was: the United States -… Continue
Added by Jack Kemp on July 31, 2011 at 5:27pm —
Are we focused on the real problem in Washington: is it raising the debt limit? Going into default, losing our AAA Credit Rating, lack of a balanced budget, too much spending, not enough taxes or the culture of the way Washington does business? I say the underlying cause of all problems is the culture in the way Washington conducts business... Washington does little to fix problems; it’s all about politics and getting re-elected... Just look at the shenanigans of the past week. Speaker Boehner… Continue
Added by George A. Tarasuk on July 31, 2011 at 3:37pm —
We must not raise the debt ceiling. Now is the time to draw the line. Now is the time to send a strong message to the rating Agencies and to Wall Street that it shall not be business as usual in America. How much "new spending" is just waiting for a raise in the debt ceiling? How much talk is going on about getting rid of automatic COLAs? Why aren't we hearing about a complete government freeze? There is no stomache in Washington to do business other than usual. IT IS UP TO ALL… Continue
Added by Millie Howard on July 31, 2011 at 2:17pm —
Tea Party Supported Members and all other Leaders like House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) must continue to move to control Boehner's RINO Predilection to compromise, and on Defense this must be Completely Stopped.
Check it out the Primary Constitutional Duty of the Federal Government is to Defend America against all External and Internal Enemies, buy gutting Our Military as has been practiced by your 'p'resident, his Defense…
Added by TSGT Uvin A. Clough Jr., USAR, R on July 31, 2011 at 10:59am —
At the July 27, 2011 Sarasota County Commission meeting a group of local patriotic citizens decided to speak about Agenda 21 during the open citizen comments. Each spoke for three minutes and did not mince words. The Commissioners listend intently. Jon Thaxton during one presentation actually took out his copy of… Continue
Added by Dr. Rich Swier on July 31, 2011 at 10:02am —
GradeGov membership as of July 31 DEM/INDEP=44% GOP=54%
Happy Sunday! The White House, Sen. McConnell and the Speaker of House are very close to a deal that will start in the Senate as early as mid-afternoon today if in fact the Speaker can get an OK from his side of the Capitol. The basics are:
-$2.8 T increase in the debt thru 2013
--Cuts adding up to $1 T and hoping for an add'l $1.8T found by the super-committee
--No tax increases… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Baldwin Letchworth on July 31, 2011 at 9:58am —
By Alan Caruba
“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” -- Thomas Jefferson
My father was a certified public accountant, as is my older brother. I not only lacked any arithmetical skills, I spent much of my early years ignoring the ups and downs of the economy, thinking that these matters were beyond my comprehension. What I failed to understand was that… Continue
Added by Alan Caruba on July 30, 2011 at 8:19pm —
Added by Juan Reynoso on July 30, 2011 at 5:21pm —
May 26, 2011, Earl Lofland was struck from behind, while sitting at a red light on his motorcycle by a person driving a Jeep Liberty, His motorcycle was pushed into the back of a car several feet ahead of the Harley Davidson he was operating. Earl is currently recovering from injuries he sustained in the accident. His motorcycle also sustained serious damage as a result of the accident.
Earl Lofland was the Constitution Party candidate for US Congress in Delaware during the 2010… Continue
Added by el22526 on July 30, 2011 at 5:14pm —
I am not a psychologist nor do I have any special insights into what makes Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik tick. However, I do have common sense and I am a Christian. For me the answer to the headline question is simple. If he was ever a Christian, he stopped being one the moment he began contemplating… Continue
Added by Dr. Rich Swier on July 30, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Congress is once again spending their weekend in session and voting on dueling debt bills. The House passed a debt increase bill created by Speaker Boehner last night by a vote of 218 to 210. Within an hour, the Senate killed the bill by a vote of 59 to 41. Sen. Reid then made some changes to his debt increase proposal and brought that measure up on the Senate floor. He then used a parliamentary procedure called cloture which requires 60 votes to limit the debate on the Reid amdt.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Baldwin Letchworth on July 30, 2011 at 1:46pm —
(washingtonpost.com) - A year-long military-led investigation has concluded that U.S. taxpayer money has been indirectly funneled to the Taliban under a $2.16 billion transportation contract that the United States has funded in part to promote Afghan businesses.
The unreleased investigation… Continue
Added by David Moore on July 30, 2011 at 11:58am —