Thursday, December 23, 2010

Good Bye 2010 and Good Riddance 111th Congress

Obama said Congress had its “most productive post-election period” in decades. “And it comes on the heels of the most productive two years that we’ve had in generations.”

It is not good when a large centralized government ruling over 50 sovereign states has a productive year.

Obama also said he was disappointed that Congress did not agree on an annual budget to fund government operations for fiscal year 2011, which began Oct. 1, and instead passed temporary extensions.

Their was plenty of time to pass a budget, instead they punted the ball down the field because of the Nov. elections. The Democrats knew if they tried to pass a budget prior to the elections they would have lost the majority not just in the House of Representatives but the Senate as well.

2011 - The power of the purse strings.

Article 1. Section Seven
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Confidence will not be restored to the U.S. economy until the bail outs and out of control spending ends. With the Republicans now in charge of the purse strings with control of the House of Representatives the test will come early for the 112th congress. Will the federal government continue to expand? If it expands with a Republican label or a bipartisan label it will only damage the Republican party. Is the Republican party too big to fail? My answer is no! They will need to fail if they can not do the job that needs to be done.

Understanding that the Republican party has control of only the House of Representatives will not excuse them for failing at the task at hand. The independent party will grow larger and larger and the Republican party will become a permanent minority party trying to cut deals with all sides until they become irrelevant. The Democrat party will always have a voter base that is stable due to more and more people becoming recipients of those who provide(the tax payer). The Republican party does not have that luxury and they will need to get the job done or be fired and yes replaced.

It may be that no party in Washington DC can fix anything, they can only make things worse. It will take individuals and local communities not relying on all that government promises that will allow us to be free.

Our government was established to protect our God given rights not provide them.

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Va. vs. U.S.A.

The states created the federal government, in the end it will be the states who put the federal government back in their place as a limited government.

Follow up from my post March 2010 T

Obama's Health-Care Law Ruled Unconstitutional Over Insurance Requirement
But the state of Virginia basically said that you cannot enforce the ObamaCare law in Virginia. We will not allow the IRS to penalize any of our citizens. We will not allow the IRS to tax any of our citizens who refuse to participate. And we will not allow anyone to prosecute our citizens because they refuse to participate. And we will not enforce your IRS law, and we will not collect your taxes for you, is what the Virginia law said. Or says.
"This case is not about health insurance. It is not about health care. It's about liberty," Cuccinelli said at a press conference Monday afternoon in the state capital, Richmond. "We've won the first round of this particular fight, but we know there are others to come."

AG Cuccinelli reaction to winning suit against federal health care law 12-13-10 from OAG on Vimeo.

Today is a great day for the Constitution. Today the Constitution has been protected from the federal government, and remember, an important reason for the constitution in the first place was to limit the power of the federal government.

Today is also a day of a small degree of vindication. When we first filed suit, the screeching of the liberals was deafening. Everything from accusing us of playing politics instead of practicing law, to filing what they called a 'frivolous' lawsuit.
I want you to know, that our team makes decisions based on the Constitution and the laws. Period. We deal with the consequences of our decisions separately, but first and foremost we have been and will continue to be true to the Constitution and laws of the United States and Virginia, regardless of whether it's easy or hard in any particular case.

Here We Go Again ! ! !

In one of their last acts before Congress adjourns for the year, Senate Democrats are pushing a 1,924-page spending bill that includes massive earmark spending. If passed, the measure would be enacted into law without debate in the full senate.

$1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Nears 2,000 Pages

Full story at THEBLAZE.COM if you can stomach it.

I have an idea, vote up or down on tax rates and then go home.

Here is another clue: If their is less revenue to the federal government due to a slow economy and all the politicians screwing things up, spending should be reduced not increased.

Then when you come back next year don't tell us what you are going TO DO, tell us what you are going to UNdo.

I know this is a lame duck congress and this behavior was expected but the actions this congress is taking is criminal.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Jim DeMint 2012 (wishful thinking)

Hugh Hewitt, Quote:
Senator Jim DeMint just announced on my program that he will oppose the deal as well as a vote for cloture on the deal. He is reluctant to criticize GOP Senate leadership, but believes the deal at a minimum has to be paid for, and that we need “a permanent economy” not a temporary one as well as permanent tax cuts, not temporary tax cuts.

Senator Jim DeMint, Gentlemen - South Carolina

Obama struggles to keep Dems from killing tax cuts