Archive for March, 2011

Let us not forget why the Federal Government’s budget situation is unresolved. The establishment Congressional leadership wanted to keep their unmitigated spending spree out of the voter’s minds in order to circumvent an ass-whoopin in the 2010 mid-term election.

Its been widely reported that Chucky Schumer accidentally told the truth to the wrong people this week, when reporters got to hear this idiot give his fellow Democrat dolts the new blame game plan in order to deflect attention away from the fact that the Democrat-controlled Congress refused to pass their budget-busting plans in 2010. It’s unfortunate we can’t hear the audio from this snafu, but here is what was reported by the Washington Examiner yesterday.

Schumer thought he was on a private line with four Democratic senators who were to talk with reporters about the current budget stalemate.

Schumer instructed the group, made up of Sens. Barbara Boxer of California, Tom Carper of Delaware, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, to tell reporters that the GOP is refusing to negotiate.

He told the group to make sure they label the GOP spending cuts as “extreme.”

“I always use extreme, Schumer said. “That is what the caucus instructed me to use.”

Someone must have finally told Schumer that the media were listening and he stopped talking midsentence.

Like clockwork, the plan was passed on to all major media outlets and they ran with it. What a great opportunity for both Congressional Democrats and big-government establishment Republicans/Neo-cons to deflect attention away from their own incompetence.  Here are stories following that script:

Budget Talks Sour, Dems Blame Tea Party for Stalemate as Deadline Looms

Tea Party fears cloud budget talks, Democrats say

Dems budget strategy: Blame the tea party

Dems say Tea Party is tying Boehner’s hands

Democrats Challenge Republicans to Compromise on Spending Cuts

Democrats go to ‘extreme’ lengths to attack GOP

On a Senate Call, a Glimpse of Marching Orders

UPDATE: Sen Durbin: Congressional Budget Talks In ‘Bad Shape’

Harry Reid: Tea party stalls a budget deal

So, let us travel way back to the past (2010) and see why the Democrat leadership needs to deflect attention from their lack of leadership. Both Democrats and Republicans are to blame for government’s fiscal irresponsibility, so the Tea Party formed to initiate some fiscal sanity. So, how in the hell can the Tea Party be blamed for this? They can try, but the gig is up. It’s unfortunate the “sheepstream media” has, again, resorted to propagating lies to demonize those who want to save America from the Socialist sink hole both political parties have cast us into.

Dems won’t pass budget in 2010

Top Senate Democrat disputes talk that Congress will fail to pass a budget

House Democrats ‘Deem’ Faux $1.1 Trillion Budget ‘as Passed’

Still No Budget from the Adler-Pelosi Democrats

House Democrats Unlikely to Pass Budget for Upcoming Fiscal Year

Have you the sneaky suspicion, as I, that Obama actually managed to tell the truth once. You know, necessary sky rocketing energy prices. This is the mindset of the America destroying, free-enterprise-hating Progressives, Socialists, and Marxists. No better way can I think of to stifle economic growth in the U.S. than to make sure we wouldn’t be able to afford  as much as cow farts to provide for American’s energy needs. Listening to the Marxist Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will provide all you need to know about the ideology of big-government, nanny-state elitist statists.

She explains that increased domestic drilling in and off-shore of the U.S. will provide the wrong type of jobs for Americans. The only employment acceptable to these psychopaths are those putting taxpayers on the hook to provide. In other words, it is not a legitimate job unless the government is providing it and is part of some labor union – preferably taxpayer supported one that ensures the continuation of pitting Americans against one another.

Below is her little Marxist rant as she explains to us “little people” that just do not understand. Below the video are a list of attack stories against any viable energy source in the U.S. that is not something prohibitively expensive.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Says Drilling In U.S. Won’t Decrease Dependence On Foreign Oil and Is Not A Jobs Bill

WV – Halt To Drilling Permits Wanted

5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Issued A Stay Tuesday, Blocking Feldman’s Ruling To Issue Permits

Presidential Commission Comments On Arctic Drilling- Terrible fog, Very Severe Hurricane-type Forces,  and Darkness A Problem

Domestic Production Won’t Solve Oil Woes

House Democrats Deny Existence Of ‘De Facto Moratorium

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Michael Bromwich Says Unless He Hires More People, The Drilling Permit Rate Necessarily Has To Slow Down

Ass-Backward Democrats Want President To Open The Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Michael Bromwich Says On Drilling Permits “I Don’t Think Anyone Understands”

The League of Women Voters of Mountain Lakes Hosts “Green Cafe” To Help Oppose Drilling For Natural Gas

Crises in Japan, Gulf, Thwart US Energy Accord

Ken Salazar: BLM Drilling Permits On The Rise

EPA Reluctant To Issue 137 Gas Drill Permits In WY Because Location In Prime Moose, Elk and Mule Deer Habitat

Menendez, Schumer, Nelson Touts ‘Use It Or Lose’ Bill To Curb Expansion Of Oil Drilling Leases

It’s apparent our that our Federal Government is out of control and talks on spending limits and budget cuts are merely hot air being blown around by both Republicans and Democrats. The Democrats target military spending to piss off Republicans and Republicans target social programs to piss off the Democrats. The voters are put in the middle and told to pick a side. The fact is, there are but a few in our Congress and Federal Administration that want to cut anything. Mission accomplished in both parties – demonize any cut in Federal spending.

That is precisely why targeted budget cuts are a sham. They merely create a bunch of talking points, name calling, and inaction. Today, you can witness the plan in action and it’s deplorable. Until we can truly demand that our elected officials are held accountable to their constituents, they will continue providing more lip service to Americans while flipping the bird and explaining that you just don’t understand. The bottom line is this. Everyone working for and benefiting from federal government spending (taxpayer dollars) has to take a haircut. Unless we get to that point, the entire process of cutting the budget will continue to be an exercise in futility. When/if that occurs, no one person/group can claim they are a target.

Instead of looking to gut politicians’ pet projects, elected officials need to man up and take their lumps with everyone else. So Republicans, that means military cuts, tax code reform, etc.. For Democrats, that includes Planned Parenthood, home heating assistance program, Pell Grants, etc.. Until “we the people” and the political class come to the realization that no program is a “sacred cow”, we will continue to be captivated by this political ping pong. This doesn’t preclude rehabilitation to the big 3 (Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security). It’s just that both sides of the Congressional isle want to keep up the playground bully mentality, while everyday, average Americans pay the price. They just aren’t mature enough to tackle anything more than NPR, Pell Grants, and an unneeded military jet engine program. Until these clowns stop pitting Americans against each other and vote for the betterment of our country, instead of the well being of lobbyists and corporations, we cannot take them seriously and let them lead as they were elected to do. This especially includes members of Congress who positioned themselves as fiscal conservatives and sought and secured backing from Tea Party members for victory.

Unless all Federal spending is targeted for cuts, we will not get the reform needed to secure America’s future. The small sample of stories below exemplify the hazards of targeted budget cuts and the demonization that comes from those protecting their “sacred cow(s)”. Wake-up America and grow up Washington.

Senator John Kerry Visited The South End’s ABCD Head Start Center Today To Warn Of The Damage Proposed Budget Cuts Could Cause To Such Agencies

Rally For An Hour Tuesday In Port Townsend In Opposition To Federal Budget Cuts

Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne County Supervisors Have Sent A Letter To Senators Boxer and Feinstein About The Importance Of The Federal Workforce Investment Act.

Obama: ‘We can’t cut education’ – better schools mean more jobs — and they should not be sacrificed by the desire to reduce federal budget deficits

Maria Cantwell – A balanced budget will require responsible cuts in spending. But cuts that affect high tech jobs are not the answer.

IRS Commissioner, Douglas Shulman opposing federal budget cut says: cut spending by $600 million, lose $4 billion in revenue and add $3.4 billion to the deficit.

Bloomberg Rag Claims Majority of Americans Oppose Cuts to Medicare, Education, Environmental Protection, Medical Research and Community-renewal Programs – Want Cuts In Defense and Want To Repeal Tax Cuts For The Wealthy.

Cuts For The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s New Public Complaint Database and Funding For Poison Control Centers Are Opposed

CA Governor Brown Says Loss Of Federal Stimulus Money Will Cost 100’s Of Teaching Jobs

Protester Say Federal Budget Cuts Take Too Much From Planned Parenthood, AmeriCorps and national parks

How The Budget Bill Will Decimate Conservation

Mission Of Public Broadcasting Vital To The Country and Cuts Would Be Devastating

No Cuts in Budget; Just Taxing More Is the Fix – Claim Americans Oppose All Tax Cuts Except Foreign Aid, except Israel’s Cut of Taxpayer Money

Federal Budget Cuts In Community Development Funding Threaten Wheels to Work Program

Clyburn Opposes Federal Budget Cuts That Will Affect 21st Century Community Learning Center Program

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Oppose The Excise Tax Plan That Targets Fedral Employees

Professers Claim Budget Cuts To Pell Grants and Other College Freebies Unfair – Taking Away From Research Causing Professers To Spend More Time In Classroom

Don’t Cut The Federal Budget -Just Sell Off National Parks So We Can Further Ramp-up Spending

It’s refreshing to hear criticism about government unions from private sector union members. My criticisms of government unions are levelled at the union leaders and political tom-foolery they are engaged in against American taxpayers. It’s time to kick these taxpayer-supported trough-feeders to the curb.

As a longtime member of an International construction union may I add that I and ‘some’ co-workers understand that unions were never meant to be instruments to pry monies out of the hands of taxpayers…They were designed to force greedy industrialists to provide a living wage and safe workplace…The American taxpayer is not a greedy industrialist…he/she is a hostage in orchestrated destruction of this once great nation by corrupt union officials and democratic politicans intent on feathering their nests at any cost…Private unions? Yes…Public unions? Absolutely not.