Re: Pagan | 8:56 a.m. April 25, 2011 When our government has to
borrow $0.40 of every $1 dollar we spend the time has come for the GOP to be the
party of "No'. The voters have sent a message that the Democrats have
heard loud and clear. Probably why so many of them in the House are voting with
'When Republicans were a Senate minority in 1991-1992, there were 59 cloture
(filibuster) filings. When President Clinton took office, with Republicans
remaining the minority in the Senate, that number shot up to 80 in 1993-1994. *'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have Changed The
Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo - 01/27/10
*"Majority Does Not Rule in Filibuster-Filled 111th Congress" By Josh
SmithNational Journal - Thursday, December 16, 2010 *'Senate
Republicans Block Defense Bill, 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal' - By MATTHEW
JAFFE and DEVIN DWYER - ABC News - 09/21/10 Thats right.
Republicans voted against the ENTIRE defense budget... than allow
openly gay serve in the military. The Republican party. The party of
Sides schmides! I just want the 'one' political party in Washington to stop the
insane spending. The dems and the pubs have the same game plan; ruin America.
Well the game is up. We can no longer afford anymore games.And the answer
is not job destroying more taxes on whichever class you wish. It is to cut the
fat and to stop spending! I think you have bought as many votes as the
grandchildren of this country will ever be able to pay off.
RE: DC - 6:46 p.m. April 24, 2011 Alexandria, VA Bro. Schroeder,
put down the cool glass of koolaid. Your rant is just as bad as anything any
ditto head out there could come up with supporting the other side. Both parties
are at fault.Reply: Your right, Happy Easter. But right now, I
don't trust any side. Both are as crooked as a $3 bill.
The reason it worked for the Repubs in the last session at all was some Dem
members needed to appear fiscally responsible to their constituents at home.
Voting for the last session's agenda made that difficult and many of those
middle of the road Democrats lost to Republicans in traditional Republican
districts won by Dems during 2006 and 2008. The Repubs this session need
to appear more fiscally responsible than ever so it is difficult for the Dems to
find ways to "trap" them on votes that they do not want to show the
folks back home. Really it didn't work to well for the Repubs either they had
no success in blocking the Dems legislative agenda during the first two years of
the Obama administration. Nice try though keep up the good work and enjoy the
minority status that you won with your arrogant ignoring of the country's needs.
In 2012 Obama wil be unelected.
"...Norm Ornstein, a senior fellow, at The American Interprise Institute,
said Republicans have developed the procedure as a 'potent weapon of
embarrassment.' They focused, he said not so much on offering alternatives as
entraping Democrats with 'gotcha' proposals..."."...Republicans...focused... not so much on offering alternatives as
entraping Democrats with 'gotcha proposals'...".This
unintentioned indictment/blame came from the reddest of the red conservative
policy drivers.The American Enterprise Institute.Not
MSNBC, CNN, Huffington, Media Matters, Move on, New York Times, Los Angeles
Times or others that like to lampoon Republicans.While our country
is in serious trouble, the Republicans, offering no alternatives, are sitting on
the sidelines, joyously clapping their hands, high fiving each other, screaming
"gotcha".All this exposed, not by Democrats, but by one of
the Republican Insiders.And voters keep buying this stuff.Will 2012 be any different?
Years and years of spending money we didn't have led to the problems we are
facing today, not one party after 4 months in control of one chamber of
Congress. We're either going to have to raise taxes or cut spending if we want
to keep the lights on - which one will it be? Bro. Schroeder, put down
the cool glass of koolaid. Your rant is just as bad as anything any ditto head
out there could come up with supporting the other side. Both parties are at
fault - hyper-partisan rhetoric will only lead to more of the same.
It's no news that the GOP caused the United States to crash and defaulted on
its debt in 2011, and Democrats say they don't want it to happen now, but the
GOP says, it's ok, we are filthy rich, so let's walk out, after we write up a
Bill calling it "National Karaoke Week" and have more fun, while the
poor and middleclass rot . If the U.S. starts missing interest or principal
payments, borrowers would demand higher and higher rates on new bonds, as they
did with Greece, Portugal and other heavily indebted nations. Who wants to keep
loaning money to a deadbeat nation that can't pay its bills?. A House Budget
Committee Chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. and House Minority Leader John
Boehner of Ohio by using an obscure parliamentary maneuver to change, delay and
even kill Democratic priorities that caused this default that would likely
trigger another financial panic like the one in 2008 and plunge an economy still
reeling from high joblessness and a battered housing market back into recession.
U.S. stock markets would likely tank devastating roughly half of U.S.
households that own stocks, retirement gone.
Title: "Past House GOP tactic proves useless to Democrats"But THESE GOP tactic's won't prove useless to anyone, and get through just
fine.Count on that Utah, and, other States that hide illegals in
them.Birthright Citizenship highlights another key area where our
elected officials allow our immigration laws to be abused by illegal
aliens--instead of protecting U.S. citizens and legal residents. This practice
of granting automatic citizenship to the children of illegal aliens only
encourages more people to come to the United States illegally.Thankfully, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has introduced a bill in the 112th Congress
to eliminate this practice. H.R. 140 is an excellent first step into reversing
the birthright citizenship loophole, but it will need more support in order for
it to come for a vote on the House floor.With the U.S. House more
focused on increasing immigration enforcement, there is a good chance the bill
will pass if it comes up for a vote. Please don't delay. Send this critical
message to your U.S. House Member, urging them to support H.R. 140 against