Jerry Doyle on air (6.6.2013) giving an excellent rant about the NSA SPYING, the IRS denying the Senate Finance Committee documents relating to the targeting of conservative groups (I have been telling readers that the congress is irrelevant for years) but we still have to comply with the Rule of Law, and asking the question ‘what more can they do, how much more can we take until we say ENOUGH!, and who do we say that to and how do we say it?’ It’s time to stick your elbows out folks.
When we have an opportunity to discuss it on the air, it makes me crazy that the government is this callous with the Constitution and the Rule of Law and the banker gangsters are out of control and the politicians are in bed with the crony crapitalists and here we are, everyday in every way having more and more of our stuff taken away so they can have more stuff. So the haves can keep the have nots from having what the haves have, and now they want all of our information from whatever it is that we are doing because supposedly there is a terrorist lurking around every corner.
I am not going to roll over and play dead to a tyrannical government that thinks that they can use agencies of this government to undermine my Constitutional rights to take away my right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and a be a spike strip in the way of people in this country just trying to do what they do everyday.
It appears that ‘The Prince‘ by Niccolo Machiavelli must be required reading by elected officials in the District of Criminals.
This article about the senate omnibus bill has been difficult to write as there are many little pieces to the puzzle, so a brief recap of the dems ‘enhanced negotiation tactics‘ is in order.
The democrat majority has not passed one single appropriations bill (there are 12 of them) this past year.
The dems have waited until four days before the government is set to shut down to drop a 1,924 page package omnibus bill on the senate that includes approximately 6,488 earmarks and funding for Obamacare and additional funds for the IRS. Yes, you can thank my POS senator for this new version of gang-rape.
This bill funds the government until next September, freezing out the new Republican House from making any spending cuts and bringing us many more steps closer to national bankruptcy.
The appropriation is related to his support for the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act – legislation nicknamed the “Akaka Bill” in honor of Hawaii’s U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka, which creates a native Hawaiian sovereign government within the state with its own powers relating to taxation, land ownership, regulation, law enforcement, and more.
Neil Cavuto interviewed Sen. Tom Coburn about this bill earlier today and Mr. Coburn made pertinent points.
If this bill passes, the GOP won’t be able go cut any spending because it funds everything through 2011.
Inability of the GOP to address the impending bankruptcy of the United States.
This bill does not give the American people any confidence that the feds might actually be listening.
What Sen. Coburn failed to mention is that this bill will fund Obamacare and also gives additional funds to the Internal Revenue Service.
Sen. John McCain, 12.14.2010:
Does it ever feel like we are being forced to swallow glass shards while walking across hot coals when it comes to the UTTER VINDICTIVENESS of our elected officials in the District of Criminals? This spending package must be passed this week or the feds will have to shut their doors on Saturday. Who in their right mind allows such a walk on the razor’s edge to occur? This fails to be a lack of planning; it is absolute lunacy and mean-spiritedness from politicians that are holding the American people hostage with their enhanced negotiation tactics in order to fund programs we don’t want, all the while running the clock out fighting over bleeding the American taxpayer even more on January 1st. I used to believe that they were actually trying to start a revolution, but have come to the conclusion that we are entirely invisible while they are playing Machiavellian politics.
According to Politico.com, former president Bill Clinton brokered a deal requesting that Rep. Meeks drop out of the Florida Senate race in order to allow progressive Charlie Crist (R, I, P) an open pathway to winning that senate seat against Marco Rubio. What won’t the progressives do to get one of their own inside the beltway? Since when does a former president who happens to be a democrat try to get another democrat to quit a race in order for a republican turned independent to win a seat? Open your eyes America; now you will understand why a DeMint/Paul leadership team is so important. If we are going to have republican control in the House and Senate, can we at least have somebody that upholds the Constitution?
Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded.
Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom.
What makes this all very interesting is a comment I just heard from Shep Smith speaking with Carl Cameron on FoxNews about Obama taking a page out of Bill Clinton’s playbook after Newt Gingrich and the republicans regained control of the house in 1994. The close working relationship that Clinton and Gingrich built under the banner of bipartisanship belays the actual common purpose of pushing global governance that these two progressives both envisioned.
Mid-way through a full evening of voting on amendments to the Senate’s healthcare reconciliation bill, Democratic senators are fueling up by munching on lobster rolls in the Democratic cloakroom — a delivery from Legal Seafood in honor of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Jim Manley, a spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and a former top Kennedy aide, said he did not know who was responsible for the delivery but that it was done as a tribute to Kennedy. The late senator died in August from brain cancer, and had championed healthcare reform as “the cause of my life.”
Senators were sometimes napping when off the floor, but Manley said most are ducking out to their hideaway offices near the Senate floor instead of using cots in the cloakroom.
Manley said the Senate will continue until at least 1 a.m., at which point senators will reassess how many more hours to continue.
Senate Democrats are pushing for a short-term extension of key provisions in the Patriot Act as part of a package of must-pass measures.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is planning to ask for unanimous consent to pass an extension for a host of measures set to expire February 28, according to Senate sources. The request could be made as early as Tuesday night.
The large package of bills includes a year-long extension of three provisions of the anti-terrorism law known a the Patriot Act, as well as extensions for expiring tax provisions, including unemployment insurance, COBRA, flood insurance, the law governing the highway trust fund, the federal flood insurance program and a measure governing satellite television signals.
Is this the only way they can get the republicans to vote for the main parts of this bill?
The first of the three expiring Patriot Act provisions provides the power to seek court orders for roving wiretaps on terrorism suspects who shift their modes of communication. A second allows the government to seek orders from a federal court for “any tangible thing” that is says is related to a terrorism investigation.
The third provision allows the government to apply to a court for surveillance orders involving suspected “lone wolf” terrorists who do not necessarily have ties to a larger organization.
I will continue to say that the Patriot Act IS the biggest threat to our liberty because of the power that has been handed to the executive branch. This shredding of our Constitution needs to be rescinded immediately.
We know the healthcare rape and pillage is about to begin, but it is still hard to keep the kibbies down especially after all the wheeling and dealing that was done behind closed doors at the White House minus C-Span.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday congressional Democrats were close to agreement on merging their healthcare bills but still faced challenges in blending the two approaches.
For the second consecutive day, Pelosi and other House Democratic leaders met with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss ways to reconcile the House’s healthcare overhaul with a version passed by the Senate.
“We’ve had a very intense couple of days,” Pelosi told reporters after the White House meeting. “I think we are very close to reconciliation, respectful of the challenges.”
Obama wants more taxes; anyone surprised? Can you say indexed for inflation? Of course not!
Obama urged the House Democratic leaders to include a tax on high-priced health insurance policies that is in the Senate bill, The New York Times reported. Obama has previously said he favors such a tax on so-called Cadillac plans.
Let’s ram it through:
SPEED THE PROCESS
To speed the process along, Congress plans to dispense with the traditional House-Senate conference committee — which could face procedural challenges from Senate Republicans — and let House and Senate leaders negotiate the merger.
“We’re in a can-do mood,” Representative Xavier Becerra, a member of the House leadership, told reporters after a morning meeting in Pelosi’s office to plot negotiating strategy before House Democratic leaders talk to members by phone on Thursday.
And the un-Constitutional part?
Both bills would require most Americans to have insurance, give subsidies to help some pay for coverage and create exchanges where the uninsured could compare and shop for plans.
That folks is called a mandate that is not anywhere inside the Constitution. This bill will continue to help the health insurance companies.
Healthcare stocks have gained ground as the healthcare debate has dragged on since summer and investors have seen changes they believe are more favorable to companies.
The S&P Health Care Sector index has gained 32 percent since late February 2009 when Obama released initial healthcare proposals in his budget. But by comparison, the broader S&P 500 is up 51 percent during the same period.
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) plans to announce Wednesday that he will retire from the Senate at the end of the year, capping a 30-year career where he rose to be one of the most influential members and held some of the most powerful positions in the upper chamber, several Democratic sources told POLITICO Tuesday night.
Dodd’s decision to forgo a bid for a sixth term paves the way for a more popular Democrat to run, most likely the state’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who has his eye on a Senate seat. And that is good news for Democrats who were hit with the stunning announcement Tuesday that Sen. Byron Dorgan would not run for reelection in North Dakota, likely giving the GOP an advantage for his seat.
When a congressional body known for ‘getting the heck outta Dodge’ often and early starts working on Sundays, be worried, no; be very afraid. Yep, the Senate had another of their Sunday sessions and this time they only spent $1.1 TRILLION. Yippiee, happy days are here again, and The Monster is about to become a millionaire – right after we pay this off.
The Senate passed a huge end-of-the-year $1.1 trillion omnibus spending measure Sunday afternoon by a vote of 57-35.
The chamber was forced to work for the second consecutive weekend after talks broke down late Thursday to move the massive spending package and Republicans continued to filibuster it. Senate Democrats overcame the opposition Saturday when the Senate voted 60-34 to end debate and clear the way for a final vote.
The bill, which includes $447 billion in appropriations for a number of cabinet departments and $650 billion for Medicare and Medicaid, combines six of the 12 annual spending bills Congress had been unable to pass separately because of Republican concerns that the measure is over-inflated and exceeds the cost of inflation in its government budget increases.
Republican fiscal hawks Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), as well as centrist Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), were among the Republicans who voted against it. Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Evan Bayh (Ind.) voted against it while GOP Sen. Richard Shelby (Ala.) voted in favor of it.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele reacted to passage of the omnibus bill by calling on President Barack Obama to veto it.
“Poll after poll have made it clear that this kind of irresponsible and excessive spending is unacceptable, but Democrats simply aren’t getting the message,” Steele said. “Now the American people are looking to President Obama to stand true to this campaign promises of fiscal responsibility and stage an economic intervention on his spend happy colleagues by vetoing this bill. I encourage President Obama to stand firm against the peer pressure and ‘just say no’ to Congressional Democrats.”
Right after the vote, the Senate was expected to return to legislation to overhaul the healthcare system, with the goal of wrapping up work before the Christmas-week recess. Chances for reaching that goal, however, dimmed last week when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) failed to reach agreement on a proposal to vote on four healthcare-related amendments at the end of the week.
The House voted Thursday to approve the half-dozen spending bills lumped into one package. That bill passed 221 to 202, with 28 Democrats joining all 174 Republicans present in opposing it. Republicans griped that the measure was too large and introduced late in the week to avoid public scrutiny, especially considering the nearly 5,000 earmarks worth $3.9 billion it contains.
So much for changing the politics as usual. Nancy’s legislative coercion continues in full force, and it appears the House Dems are beginning to get a glimmer of the realization that for Americans, it is no longer ‘politics as usual’. Average Americans are beginning to set policy and are leading the leaders. Americans are definitely coming to take their capitol back, and for many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, it’s already too late. Go right ahead Senate, vote for this abomination of a health care bill and add another nail to your coffins.
C-SPAN2 offers gavel to gavel coverage of the U.S. Senate. C-SPAN2 also offers a balanced variety of public affairs programming when the Senate is in adjournment, including congressional committee hearings, press briefings, newsmaker speeches & public policy discussions.
The actual Senate bill hasn’t even been posted for any of us to read it yet, and the marxists in the White House are whipping the Senate to pass healthcare reform before next year when the 2010 election cycle will begin. I am starting to think all this drama is meant to wear us down because after the tea parties, townhall meetings, the 9.12 march, and D.C. “house calls”, it is more than apparent that they are hearing us and can’t be bothered to do what we ask. They are about to usher 36 million more Americans into doctors’ offices. Hmm….307 million Americans, and roughly 853,000 doctors…what’s the math on that? I read somewhere that it is 279 docs per 100,000 people. Are they going to incentivize becoming a doctor now? When is the madness going to end?
WASHINGTON — The White House, growing concerned that the Congressional timetable for passing a health care overhaul could slip into next year, is stepping up pressure on the Senate for quick action, with President Obama appearing Sunday in the Rose Garden to call on senators to “take up the baton and bring this effort to the finish line.”
Mr. Obama’s remarks came just 14 hours after the House narrowly approved a landmark plan that would cost $1.1 trillion over 10 years and extend insurance coverage to 36 million uninsured Americans; the president called it “a courageous vote.” But the votes had barely been counted when the White House began turning its attention to an even bigger hurdle: getting legislation passed in the Senate.
“…a courageous vote.” Mr. Obama, you have not yet seen the courage of the American people, and mark my words, it is coming.
In the Senate, Mr. Reid has merged two bills into one. The fine print is not public, but the broad outlines are known. Unlike the House bill, which pays to extend coverage by taxing individuals who earn more than $500,000 a year and couples who earn more than $1 million, the Senate bill imposes a 40 percent excise tax on so-called Cadillac plans that cost more than $8,000 a year for an individual or $21,000 for a family.
And unlike the House bill, which includes a national public plan, the Senate measure would allow states to opt out. But even that is too much government involvement for moderates like Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, a Democrat-turned-independent, who pledged Sunday to wage a filibuster to block any plan with a public option in it.
Yes, your state can opt out, like Hawaii, but you will still be paying the taxes.
“If the public option plan is in there,” Mr. Lieberman said on “Fox News Sunday,” “as a matter of conscience, I will not allow this bill to come to a final vote.”
What a joke! How many of us believe that Lieberman is actually going to stand up?
Apart from substantive hurdles, the Senate bill faces procedural ones; Mr. Reid cannot bring it to the floor for debate until he gets an analysis, or “score,” from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, expected later this week. The delay could push Senate consideration of the bill until after Thanksgiving, which could in turn make it very difficult for Congress to meet Mr. Obama’s goal of signing a health bill into law by the end of this year.
The timing is crucial. Administration officials say Mr. Obama wants to wrap up work on health care so that he can turn his attention to other legislative priorities, including passing an energy bill and revamping financial regulations. But White House officials also know that the closer the final vote comes to the November 2010 midterm Congressional elections, the more difficult it will be to pass legislation.
I wonder what the percentage of the private wealth now controlled by the federal government will be after they pass Cap and Trade. That percentage is currently 30% since Obama took office, and will be 48% if healthcare goes through. They should be called tax and straightjacket liberals for all the new regulations that are decimating free enterprise in this country.
Sending members of Congress home over an extended Christmas break without a health care bill in hand could prove disastrous politically. Democrats remember well the setbacks they suffered over the August recess when the Senate Finance Committee failed to meet Mr. Obama’s deadline for finishing its measure, and lawmakers were pummeled in town-hall-style meetings around the country.
“The holiday break is viewed the same way as the August break,” said one Democrat close to the White House, speaking anonymously to discuss strategy. “We don’t want a repeat. We could probably survive it, but why take the chance?” (emphasis mine)
Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me? These elitist aristocrats have absolutely no idea the buttons they are pushing, and if constitutionalists and conservatives did not have such strong moral compasses, and believe in the strength of the Constitution, dark days would have already been upon us and the aristocrats chances of survival would have been nil.