“Excuse me sir? May I have another 1.9Trillon Dollars?”

Senate Democrats on Wednesday proposed allowing the federal government to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion to pay its bills, a record increase that would permit the national debt to reach $14.3 trillion.

Say waaaatttt?

Is this something you really want to do after what happened in Massachusetts on Tuesday night?

let me put this into perspective for you, less than a decade ago, $1.9 trillion would have been enough to finance the operations and programs of the federal government for an entire year. Now, it’s only enough to make sure Democrats can avoid another vote before Election Day.

Arguing over the debt limit provides a forum for Republicans to blame Democrats for rising deficits and spiraling debt, even though responsibility for the government’s financial straits can be shared by both political parties.

DID YOU HEAR THAT CONGRESS – BOTH PARTIES ARE TO BLAME.

The record increase in the so-called debt limit is required because the budget deficit has spiraled out of control in the wake of a recession that cut tax revenues, the Wall Street bailout, and increased spending by the Democratic-controlled Congress. Last year’s deficit hit a phenomenal $1.4 trillion, and the current year’s deficit promises to be as high or higher.

Congress has never failed to increase the borrowing limit. So I guess we get to wait and see if they do.

Lucky Us!

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Published in: on January 21, 2010 at 8:42 am  Comments (2)  
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Obama chats about Brown and what the heck happened in Massachusetts

O-man sits down with George Stephanopoulos (I guess O-man has forgiven him about putting out Obama was actually Taxing us) about what happened in Massachusetts.

Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office,” the president said. “People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.”

See O-man thats where you are wrong, most people are angry about whats been going for the last 100 yrs, 20, 30, 40 yrs when it comes to poltics and politicans, its just now with the internet we have the means to be more vocal.

Obama insisted today that the Senate wait for Brown to be seated before they make any changes to its version of the health care reform legislation.

“Here’s one thing I know and I just want to make sure that this is off the table: The Senate certainly shouldn’t try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated,” the president said. “People in Massachusetts spoke. He’s got to be part of that process.”

That might be the most intellecual thing he has said for the past year.

“Nancy, let me in, I’m allowed in the closed doors meetings”

Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm  Comments (1)  
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Mrs. John McCain stands up for equailty…new face of NOH8

Cindy McCain is one of the many faces behind the campaign on Proposition 8/NOH8.

Congrats Cindy!

Is it possible the Republicans are finally getting it? And understanding the voters care about a fiscally conservative government that is Liberal??

Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 11:46 am  Leave a Comment  
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Great Scott! What’s in his pants? Welcome to the Senate Mr.Centerfold

Unless you have had your head under a rock, you know Scott Brown is the winning candidate for the senate seat of Massachusetts, and in case you really are one of those people that have had their head under a rock, the seat was previously held by Ted Kennedy for 30something yrs who was a Democrat and Scott Brown is a Republican.

Which brings me to my point…

Did the Dems wake up this morning and say “Oh its all Coakley’s fault, lets still move ahead” as one of Obama’s top aides suggested yesterday by saying “Campaigns and candidates matter.” or did they wake up and say “Perhaps we should take a good long hard look at ourselves in the mirror and “change” the way we have been running things?”

Or as White House senior adviser David Axelrod told POLITICO: “I think that it would a terrible mistake to walk away now. If we don’t pass the bill, all we have is the stigma of a caricature that was put on it. That would be the worst result for everybody who has supported this bill.” He said the administration will work with Capitol Hill to figure out how and even Obama’s former campaign manger, David Plouffe, added on ABC’s “Good Morning America”: “I’m very confident we can pass health-care reform.”

But on the flip side of all of this, why the Republicans are basking in the glory (Holy crap we have someone on our side that has charisma, is young and can make jokes), do they understand that perhaps Scott Brown was elected because he is not a true Republican, in fact he began the race as an independent and then switched to a republican ticket and that most Republicans don’t want someone who is ‘conservative’, but someone who is fiscally conservative and socially liberal….as I’m sure most Democrats do as well. I think the election results considering Obama took the state by 26 points shows that people care really more about the Libertarian, not the Republican or the Democrat.

But the question is: Will either side see it or continue to run the same way as they both have been for years?

Why you ponder this question, Ladies enjoy the pic below.

Welcome to the Senate Mr Centerfold

Barney Franks has a mini tantrum! Lisps and Spit fly everywhere

Oh Elmer Fudd Barney Franks how I missed you!

So rumer has it that the Democrats will find a way to keep State Senator Scott Brown from being certified, should he win, before the final vote on health care legislation happens in the Senate.

To which Elmer barney replied:

“That is the stupidest thing I’ve been asked in a long time. That is insane, the suggestion could only come from a demented right wing source,” erupted Representative Barney Frank (D – MA), when asked by The Washington Times about what he thought of assertions that Massachusetts Democrats would stall the certification process should Mr. Brown win. “There isn’t the slightest possibility of it happening—a way of doing it. That is conspiracy theory at its most contemptible.”

The Boston Herald reported that, according to a source, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office wants to certify the race on Feb. 20. A spokesman for Mr. Galvin’s office explained that local election districts have to wait at least 10 days before they submit their returns, so military and overseas ballots can be tallied as well. 15 days is the maximum amount of time to submit the returns to the secretary’s office, before they go to governor’s office.

After the race is certified on the state level, the new Massachusetts Senator-elect would then have to be sworn in by Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D – NV). An aid from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office sent an email to media saying the winner of the Massachusetts race would be sworn in promptly.:

“When there is a certified winner in Massachusetts, the Senate has received appropriate papers, and the vice president is available, the successor to Kennedy/Kirk will be sworn in.”

The special election for the vacant Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat will happen on January 19.

Missed Ya Barney!!! Welcome back

Published in: on January 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Climate change? What Climate change, Congress produced enough climate-stunting carbon dioxide to fill 10,000 Olympic swimming pools….at the Tax payers expensive

This sure does smell like something Nancy Pelosi would be behind, considering she has her head so far up her own A$$ that she could not smell anyting anyway.

So, remember the “Climate Change Summitt” in Copenhagen? The official amount of money spent is not in just yet, but you can bet your Tax money, its not cheap……by far.

CBS investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports that cameras spotted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the summit. She called the shots on who got to go. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and embattled Chairman of the Tax Committee Charles Rangel were also there. They were joined by 17 colleagues: Democrats: Waxman, Miller, Markey, Gordon, Levin, Blumenauer, DeGette, Inslee, Ryan, Butterfield, Cleaver, Giffords, and Republicans: Barton, Upton, Moore Capito, Sullivan, Blackburn and Sensenbrenner.

That’s not the half of it. But finding out more was a bit like trying to get the keys to Ft. Knox. Many referred us to Speaker Pelosi who wouldn’t agree to an interview. Her office said it “will comply with disclosure requirements” but wouldn’t give us cost estimates or even tell us where they all stayed.

Senator Inhofe (R-OK) is one of the few who provided us any detail. He attended the summit on his own for just a few hours, to give an “opposing view.”

“They’re going because it’s the biggest party of the year,” Sen. Inhofe said. “The worst thing that happened there is they ran out of caviar.”

Our investigation found that the congressional delegation was so large, it needed three military jets: two 737’s and a Gulfstream Five — up to 64 passengers — traveling in luxurious comfort.

Add senators and staff, most of whom flew commercial, and we counted at least 101 Congress-related attendees. All for a summit that failed to deliver a global climate deal.

As a perk, some took spouses, since they could snag an open seat on a military jet or share a room at no extra cost to taxpayers. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was there with her husband. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) was also there with her husband. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) took his wife, as did Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Congressman Barton — a climate change skeptic — even brought along his daughter.

Until required filings are made in the coming weeks, we can only figure bits and pieces of the cost to you.

Three military jets at $9,900 per hour – $168,000 just in flight time.

Dozens flew commercial at up to $2,000 each.
(CBS)

321 hotel nights booked – the bulk at Copenhagen’s five-star Marriott.

Meals add tens of thousands more.

Why Thank-You congress, a happy New Year to you as well, I see nothing has changed on your end.

Published in: on January 12, 2010 at 12:45 pm  Leave a Comment  
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No Wonder CNN is losing rating, the headline is AARP expected to support health care.

Really CNN? No kidding.

Did you forget about the town hall protests in August of this year?

Come on CNN, you can do better than that especially when we are just days away from the Health Care reform going live to public and we only have 72 hours to read 2000 pages.

And please stop quoting Michelle Bachmann, the woman is crazy and gives the Republicans a bad name…it would be like quoting Barney Frank on every story.

Ooops…Republican mayors move into N.J and Virginia

Independents who swept Barack Obama to a historic 2008 victory broke big for Republicans on Tuesday as the GOP wrested political control from Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey, a troubling sign for the president and his party heading into an important midterm election year.
Ooopppssie, I guess having all those closed door meetings are coming to bite you in the ass.

Conservative Republican Bob McDonnell’s victory in the Virginia governor’s race over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds and moderate Republican Chris Christie’s ouster of unpopular New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was a double-barreled triumph for a party looking to rebuild after being booted from power in national elections in 2006 and 2008

Although what was sad turn of events was Maine voters rejected a state law that would allow same-sex couples to wed.

But not all is lost in the Dem world Bill Owens and John Garamendi won a seat.

Well perhaps now the White House will see the importance of practicing Bi-partisian rather than just saying it for a vote.

But the good news is most in both states, in any case, said the president was not a factor in their vote.

The bad news is White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told POLITICO President Barack Obama wasn’t even keeping an eye on the results.

Umm, really, you dont care what is happening in your party?? Surely the ego inside the white house can’t be that large? I’m pretty sure those that supported you, would like to know you are supporting them, win or lose.

mecha_ego

Pelosi unveils new Health Care Bill from the steps of the Capitol.

pelosi_cruellaWell folks, its just around the corner……

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress was “on the cusp of delivering on the promise of making affordable, quality health insurance available to every American.”

Officials said the measure, once fully phased-in over several years, would extend coverage to 96 percent of Americans. Its principal mechanism is creation of a new government-regulated insurance “exchange” where private companies would sell policies in competition with the government. Federal subsidies would be available to millions of lower-income individuals and families to help them afford the policies, and to small businesses as an incentive to offer coverage to their workers.

Large firms would be required to cover workers, and most individuals would be required to carry insurance.

Obama praised the bill, which was developed without Republican input.

The House legislation includes critical reforms to the insurance industry, so that Americans will no longer have to worry that they will be denied coverage, or that their coverage will be dropped or watered down when they need it most. I’m also pleased that the bill includes a public option offered in an exchange,” he said in a statement released shortly after the unveiling.

No Republicans are expected to vote for the sweeping legislation, which would raise taxes on upper-income earners and cut Medicare payments to insurers, hospitals and other providers to cover a price tag that costs $894 billion over 10 years. But Democrats control 256 seats in the House, and can afford about 38 defections on the vote and still prevail.

Pelosi has also said the bill would strip the health insurance industry of a long-standing exemption from antitrust laws covering market allocation, price fixing and bid rigging. Democratic officials said the bill also would give the Federal Trade Commission authority to look into the health insurance industry at its own initiative. The officials spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to pre-empt a formal announcement.

While precise figures were not immediately available, it appeared the legislation would target the drug industry for more than the $80 billion pharmaceutical firms agreed to contribute toward health care in a deal earlier this year with the White House and key senators. But the industry managed to come away with a provision worth billions: 12 years of market protection for high-tech drugs to combat cancer, Parkinson’s and other deadly diseases.

Medical device makers also took a hit, with a 2.5 percent excise tax on sales of their products that is reported to cost the industry $20 billion over the next decade. A $40 billion fee on those businesses was included in a Senate Finance Committee-approved version of the legislation, but Reid is considering cutting it by as much as half.

And that’s all folks!!!

S.C State Attorney caught with Hooker, Sex Toys and Viagra

Happy Thursday and what a way to start with a sex scandal, juicy!

A deputy assistant attorney general who said he was on his lunch break when an officer found him with a stripper and sex toys in his sport utility vehicle has been fired, his boss said Wednesday.

Toys…very kinky!

Roland Corning, 66, a former state legislator, was in a secluded part of a downtown cemetery when an officer spotted him Monday, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act.
And a cemetery, how very Halloween

He then searched the SUV, where he found a Viagra pill and several sex toys, items Corning said he always kept with him, “just in case,” according to the report.

‘Just in case’ – PRICELESS

I wonder if he and Mark Sanford trade sex stories

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