At a time of extraordinary challenges across the globe and here at home, we are not gathered in the United States Senate to discuss how to confront the threat if ISIS.
We’re not gathered in the United States Senate to discuss how to prevent Putin’s Russia from invading his neighbors.
We’re not gathered in the United States Senate today to discuss how to solve the humanitarian crisis at the border with some 90,000 unaccompanied children coming into the country this year.
We’re not gathered in the United States Senate today to discuss how to bring back jobs and economic growth; How to correct the fact that the Obama economy has produced the lowest labor force participation since 1978–92 million Americans not working today.
And we’re not gathered in the United States Senate to discuss how to stop the disaster that has been Obamacare, that has caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, to be forced into part-time work, to lose their health insurance, to lose their doctors, and to see their premiums skyrocket.
Does any one tell the truth anymore or is all just a bunch of Manure.
Manure serves a useful purpose it usually helps fertilize the soil as well as many other things of course it can also be harmful, bacteria can develop from using the wrong type of manure in a garden for instance.
Are we about to watch as congress and the White House and the Democrat led Senate,
(Harry Reid) engage in activity that goes against the grain of what it means to be an American…
This if true is an amazing story about how the US senate is out of control of the ordinary American Citizen.
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This was received in an email. Dear Patriot, There is a looming crisis in federal spending that has been conveniently ignored by the mainstream media. Federal retirement benefits have soared for civil servants and military personnel, but the government has not put a single dollar in reserve to pay for the benefits! This is one more example of the irresponsible way Congress spends our tax dollars.
By law, private retirement plans are required to be pre-funded. Meanwhile the Federal government does not hold itself to the same standard, kicking the metaphorical can down the road by offering retirement benefits without creating a retirement account to pay the bills.
Private pension plans hold over $2.3 trillion in stocks, bonds and other assets, and even state and local governments hold over $3 trillion in reserves to pay retirement benefits as they should. Last year the federal government paid a record $268 billion in retirement benefits out of general fund revenues. All total, the unfunded liability for federal and military retirement benefits stands at $5.7 trillion, which is dangerously close to the unfunded mandate of social security which has an expected shortfall of $6.5 trillion. By abdicating their responsibility to assure the long term health of our economy, Congress chooses to kick the can down the road a little further each year, leaving us at a point where there is no more road to kick down.
The problem is not the government employees who were promised a retirement plan when they were hired. For many, retirement benefits were the deciding factor between a private sector career and choosing the security of a government pension program. My issue is with elected leaders who use money that should fund retirement benefits for government workers on pet projects and pork-barrel spending instead.
It is not a matter of stripping promised retirement benefits from retired federal workers, just as we have no desire to take away Social Security benefits from those who depend on them. The answer lies in significant reduction of the federal government by returning to Constitutional limits on federal power. Power must be returned to the states, ending the Big Brother mentality pervasive in Washington DC. We don’t need a Washington bureaucrat deciding what’s best for our communities, and it’s clear we also cannot afford it.
Our movement must stay vigilant and organized as we roar from the rooftops to stop the financial insanity running rampant in the halls of government before it is too late.
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Sincerely, Roger Stockton Co-Founder, Western Representation PAC
$1.3 trillion deficit for 2011, could be the largest shortfall in the more than 60 years.
Are we about to face a financial crisis that is beyond the imagination of Americans?
They can play the blame game but over all most Americans know what the score is here, liberals are ruining this nation, or at least they are trying to ruin this nation, with their spending habits, we need a superman not a clark kent.
While that might seem a little humorous, the truth is that we need a man who can stand up and do the right things for this nation, and its people, that means making sometimes though decisions that make sense.
Not allowing a small fish, to put 50,000 people out of work, or to cause billions in damages to farms due to a lack of water in california all because of what a small minnow? Really? That is the hope and change you voted for in 2008 to see unemployment up as high as 14 percent in some states and likely higher in the near future?
That is hope and change?
We need a real man to stand up and get back the jobs that have been sent over seas, we need a man that can stand up to large nations that are not friendly to the US, it must be done otherwise we will find ourselves the slaves of others.
Is the media being fair in its coverage of this news story?
Many people would like the answer to that question because it appears that they are making a lot out of nothing, is there really nothing else on to talk about?
Is the media becoming the new threat to the American Dream?
This headline, from Yahoo is a good example of a dubious use of fear in an article. Notice how they say it is unprecedented debt default, but did not Greece do the same thing not so long ago, so is it really unprecedented? Just curious what the media might be up to with its use of language, are they trying to force something to happen?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional leaders rushed to line up Republican and Democratic votes on Monday for a White House-backed deal to raise the U.S. borrowing limit and avert an unprecedented debt default.
They say that were in a crisis, that things are really bad, that the sky is falling do you really believe those bafoons, (allegedly)
You have to wonder just what is going on inside their heads, (if you could stand it that is)
Is the media trying to produce a run on the banks?
Are they trying to influence the stock market, (is that legal)
What is the objective of the news when they seem to be trying to influence political events with news coverage?
Karl Rove has said that he feels that America has been let down, and that we deserve better, (paraphrase) the thing is could he be right? I know that according to the media that the president is ever so smart and ever so great, but what does the media really know, so far in all the crisis videos we have the only thing that we have seen so far is crisis, crisis, crisis, when will we begin to see some decent and clear leadership qualities that every president really needs in order to lead this nation.
Failed policy Failed leadership, what will America do now?