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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Video: See who New York Senator Chuck Schumer is sleeping with!

Two of the most powerful Democrats in the US Senate, Schumer and Durbin, live in the Washington DC home of Congressman George Miller that is known as Alpha House. 

The seemingly slovenly condition of the home may help to explain the mental state of these politicians but, what is even more interesting, is who Chuck Schumer shares his sleeping space with.

The surprise 'roommate' is revealed at 1:45 of the video.

H/T The Conservative Treehouse


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Video: 1400 Days Later: Pass a Budget!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What do you feed a lame-duck?

Not the limping bird kind but the do-nothing U.S. Representatives and Senators kind who now may have lost an election and have absolutely nothing to lose by voting to screw the American people!

By the time you read this we may or may not know who the next president of the United States is. And to make matters worse we could likely have a team of lawyers fanning out across America to lodge various protests claiming an unfair voting process.

As most of us know whenever an attorney gets involved in anything the bills will be large and the process will be delayed by having a huge wrench thrown into the works.

That said, at some point in the next few days we will likely know the name of the next POTUS and for the sake of the country that name will be Mitt Romney. I think at least on this point I have made my position crystal clear!

Of course, as stated in the bold headline at the top, this will still leave the country with a group of the most useless and dysfunctional men and women ever to call Washington, D.C. home, still in office to do whatever it is that they do. Some for a while more and some for only a couple of more months.

Either way, from an article in MSN Money, here is an explanation of what we ordinary citizens who remain at the mercy of politicians face in the near-term in regards to the oft-mentioned fiscal cliff. God help us all!

"...The fiscal cliff

The first order of business will be for Obama, lame duck or not, to start negotiating with the lame-duck session of Congress on the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts worth 5% of GDP that will hit Jan. 1 unless action is taken. Adding to the drama is the fact that the U.S. Treasury will hit its $16.4 trillion debt ceiling limit sometime in January or February.

Failure is not an option. Going over the cliff would result in a new recession, financial turmoil and more credit rating downgrades of the type that sent stocks careening last summer. But there are no easy answers, especially with the kill-or-be-killed blood sport that passes for bipartisanship these days.

As I explored in a recent column, the most likely outcome -- regardless of the election -- will be a "mini-cliff" package of budget cuts. Merrill Lynch is looking for a little more than $300 billion, with the makeup of the cuts dependent upon the victor next Tuesday.

Simply getting rid of the fiscal cliff by reversing planned tax hikes and spending cuts, would cause our national debt to explode. The bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget believes the nation's debt held by the public would grow by an additional $7.5 trillion through 2022 -- an increase of nearly 70% over the next 10 years.

And because of the way more government debt damages the ability of an economy to grow, the longer we wait the harder it will be to create the wealth and prosperity needed to solve the problem..." (Source)

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Legislative Flip Flop Outrageous Even By Massachusetts Standards

Political Expediency At Its Worst

Back in 2004, when it appeared that John Kerry might be reporting for duty at the White House, the Democrats in Massachusetts feared that Governor Romney would use his powers to name a Republican to the potentially vacant U.S. Senate seat. To prevent this from happening, the state legislature, led by the Democrat majority, instituted a special election instead, giving the vote to the people of Massachusetts.

Fast forward to 2009 where Massachusetts now has a Democrat governor, and the vacant U.S. Senate seat left by the death of Ted Kennedy looms large in the battle for President Obama's healthcare legislation. With this seat, the Democrats in Washington would have the 60 vote majority (although they don't have 60 Democrats on board) needed for passage.

When the Massachusetts legislature voted now regarding the giving of the choice for U.S. Senator back to the Governor, it was obvious that many members recognized the hypocrisy and potential backlash. With 16 Republicans in the House the measure passed 95-59, and with 5 Republicans in the Senate it passed 24-16.

Back in 2004 the Democrats in the Massachusetts legislature argued that voters should always fill a Senate vacancy. Today, that sentiment has obviously been supplanted by political expediency. Even for politics, this flip flop purely for political gain should be hard to justify and accept. Obviously not in Massachusetts.

What will Governor Deval Patrick do? Sign an emergency order so that he can appoint a replacement immediately or wait for a January election? You make the call. The ball is in his court and I think that we all know who he is going to throw it to. This type of maneuvering is an outrage.