The Long Version

Retired broadcast journalist. Blogging helps scratch the itch. Recovering exRepublican – Sober and still Conservative.

Posts Tagged ‘Democratic Party (United States)

The Sky-quester is Falling!

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President Obama proposed the soon to be enacted sequester, demanded it be part of the debt deal, signed it into law and angrily promised to veto the GOP efforts to repeal it. Now, like Dr. Frankenstein, he’s running from his own creation.

It is an intentional untruth to say sequester cuts must come from police officers and schools. It’s a tiny cut that barely moves the needle on federal spending. You can meet sequester targets by instead eliminating a small amount of waste. $84 Billion in spending can be cut without touching critical programs like police, schools and NASA.

House Republicans have passed two different bills to replace Obama’s plan to cut critical services. Senate Democrats refuse to hold a vote on it and Obama once vowed to veto any plans to stop his sequester. Republicans have provided alternative spending reductions, but Democrats have rejected them and seem committed to blind, across-the-board cuts to scare people. We need to “encourage” Democrats to support intelligent cuts.

Here are five simple spending cuts suggested by Rep. Steve Stockton which meet Obama’s sequester reduction targets without cuts to essential programs.

  • Eliminate the government’s “free cell phone” plan that has ballooned into the ObamaPhone giveaway, 41 percent of which goes to people not even eligible (sorry but a cell phone is not essential to survival): $2.2 billion in savings
  • Eliminate ObamaCare’s “Public Health Slush Fund,” which even Democrats want to eliminate: $10 billion in savings
  • Require food stamp recipients, the numbers of which have exploded under Obama, to actually be eligible for food stamps: $26 billion in savings
  • Eliminate overpayments for ObamaCare exchange subsidies: $44 billion in savings
  • Eliminate Obama’s “renewable energy” fund in the Energy Department: $1.8 billion in savings

The “sky is falling” approach to the sequester the President and democrats have taken after THEY created it is the height of hypocrisy.

I say let the sky fall and watch as the sun rises in the morning.


Written by DCL

February 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Barney Frank Talks Out His Backside (as if that was news)

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Barney Frank, appearing on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC last night actually said something every American can relate to, except it didn’t come out of his mouth.  At the beginning of the video Frank appears to shift in his seat as he talks to Maddow and then at :04 seconds in, quite clearly leans to one side and lets one rip.  The buck-snort (that’s code word for fart here in the Rockies) was loud enough to be picked up by Frank’s mic.  I’m sure the DNC will have a presser on this explaining the sound as “just a squeaky chair cushion” but we all know better.

I’m hoping someone from the Republican side comes out and compliments the Senator for making one of the most intelligent remarks of his long political career…even if it was just a “slip of the bum”.

Sorry I couldn’t help myself.

Written by DCL

August 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

Want to Frustrate and Anger a Liberal? Use Logic and Reason.

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Congressman Jim Moran recently stormed out of an interview after he realized he’d been caught contradicting himself on whether its OK to rob from the rich and give to the poor.  At first he said it wasn’t OK to take something from someone by force and that the government should protect people from such action.  Then the interviewer asked if it was OK for the government to take, by force, money from wealthier Americans and give it to poorer Americans to which he answered yes, that’s OK and proceeded to go off on a difficult to follow dissertation on why that’s OK.

It has something to do with rails, roads, and investments….

See if you can figure out what he means.

When the interviewer reminds the Congressman of his previous answer about protecting people from having their money forcibly taken from them, the Congressman, realizing he just agreed to redistribution of wealth on-camera, stormed off mumbling something about needing to be somewhere else…

Congressman, you are part of the scam being perpetrated on the American tax payer and you should be ashamed and removed from office!

Written by DCL

July 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm