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Archive for March 6th, 2011

Sen. Durbin Tells FOX News Sunday: Dems Will Only Cut $10.5 Billion From Bloated Budget – UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on March 6, 2011

It is obvious, the Democrat leadership wants a government shut down and are not serious about getting spending under control. This inspires a loss of confidence. UPDATE  March 29 – Democrat leaders caught on tape plotting government shut down, acting in bad faith – LINK.

UPDATE – Worlds largest bond fund dumps U.S. Treasuries – LINK. Loss of confidence inspires things like this folks.

The deficit in February was $232 billion (yes that is for a single month), which is substantially higher than the entire yearly deficit the last year the Republicans had fiscal control (2007). The Democrats plan to borrow 42 cents for every dollar they spend.

From a $3.7 TRILLION proposed budget, the Democrats are only willing to drop $10.5 billion from that outrageous number? That is less than 1/3 of 1%.

The Democrats proposal is like taking a $100 grocery bill and cutting it by 28 CENTS. The GOP spending cut proposal is so modest that it would only be cutting that same grocery bill by about $1.59. How can anyone say with a straight face that either of these cuts are draconian? The GAO just issued a report detailing that many agencies/programs in government have duplicate overlap and are a waste.

The Republicans already compromised with the Democrats by lowering the cuts from this outrageous deficit spending from $100 billion to $61 billion.

The Republicans compromised once, now the Democrats are rejecting the $61 billion compromise. This shows just how dishonest the Democrats were when they said that government has to start living within its means. Obama promised that he would offer a plan to reform entitlements, no such plan has been offered and his budget just continues trillion dollar yearly deficits for as long as the eye can see.

Does anyone doubt that the left is trying to spend us into oblivion? If you do doubt it, please post a logical explanation. The Democrats behavior is so outrageous they are proving Glenn Beck and David Horowitz right about the Cloward-Piven Strategy.

UPDATE – Sen. Mitch McConnell: Obama budget proposal – “unacceptable”, “indefensible”

UPDATE IIObama Debt Commission Chair’s Speak Out! To Increase Govt Revenue We Must : Lower the tax rates to 8, 14 and 23%.  Make a new slim and lean tax code. Lower the corporate tax rate.

Great interview. All credit to Erskine Bowles, who used to be one of the nastier partisan Democrat hired guns. He has almost completely adopted a near Steve Forbes like tax agenda, because that is the best way to raise government revenue. Bowles even makes the case that Democrats need to get real on spending cuts and that Republicans aren’t pushing hard enough. I am in awe.  Bowles has even says that unions have over reached. I am sure Bowles is feeling the heat from his former colleagues.  I never thought I would see myself typing these words; Erskine Bowles has earned my respect. My hat is off to his courage.

Posted in 2012, Chuck Norton, Click & Learn, Economics 101, Energy & Taxes, Obama and Congress Post Inaugration | 2 Comments »

Marxist group launches propaganda kids video against the First Amendment

Posted by iusbvision on March 6, 2011

This is the same Marxist group that made “The Story of Stuff“. A slick propaganda video that targets kids with a series of cliche’s the communists use against American freedom and market system – LINK.

Lee Doren takes their latest propaganda film apart.

Story of Citizens United v. FEC, The Critique

 

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Now Russia, along with Mexico, Spain, Cuba, and China are building oil wells just miles off our shores while Obama keeps Americans out. UPDATE – Steve Forbes: Obama repeating Carter’s mistakes.

Posted by iusbvision on March 6, 2011

Related:

Obama Administration Held in Contempt for Violating Court Order

API: Recent Studies Show Obama Drilling Moratorium Will Cost 50,000 Jobs; 160,000 by 2032.

Heritage: Anti-Drilling Policies Costing Federal Government Billions in Lost Revenue

Had enough yet?

Washington Times:

The Obama administration is poised to ban offshore oil drilling on the outer continental shelf until 2012 or beyond. Meanwhile, Russia is making a bold strategic leap to begin drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. While the United States attempts to shift gears to alternative fuels to battle the purported evils of carbon emissions, Russia will erect oil derricks off the Cuban coast.

Offshore oil production makes economic sense. It creates jobs and helps fulfill America’s vast energy needs. It contributes to the gross domestic product and does not increase the trade deficit. Higher oil supply helps keep a lid on rising prices, and greater American production gives the United States more influence over the global market.

Drilling is also wildly popular with the public. A Pew Research Center poll from February showed 63 percent support for offshore drilling for oil and natural gas. Americans understand the fundamental points: The oil is there, and we need it. If we don’t drill it out, we have to buy it from other countries. Last year, the U.S. government even helped Brazil underwrite offshore drilling in the Tupi oil field near Rio de Janeiro. The current price of oil makes drilling economically feasible, so why not let the private sector go ahead and get our oil?

The Obama administration, however, views energy policy through green eyeshades. Every aspect of its approach to energy is subordinated to radical environmental concerns. This unprecedented lack of balance is placing offshore oil resources off-limits. The O Force would prefer the country shift its energy production to alternative sources, such as nuclear, solar and wind power. In theory, there’s nothing wrong with that, in the long run, assuming technology can catch up to demand. But we have not yet reached the green utopia, we won’t get there anytime soon, and America needs more oil now.

 

 

UPDATE Steve Forbes: Obama repeating Carter’s mistakes…

You need to watch only a few minutes of cable news analysis to realize just how ludicrous our national energy policies have become. As escalating tensions and chaos unfold in Egypt, Libya and other Middle Eastern nations, one energy analyst suggested that if Libyan oil supplies were to fail, the United States would rely on Saudi Arabia for its oil needs. If that statement alone doesn’t put U.S. leaders on red alert, the looming national energy crisis may soon become reality.

The Obama administration is repeating the mistakes of President Jimmy Carter’s failed energy policies, which marred his term and stigmatized the 1970s. They are leading us straight into another national energy disaster.

Key members of the Obama administration believe this friction abroad underscores the need to move away from oil and gas entirely and shift to boutique forms of alternative energy. Their lack of political will to drill for oil and gas compromises our national security and jeopardizes economic recovery.

It skirts the colossal elephant in the room: Oil and natural gas produced here in the United States are likely to still account for at least 57 percent of domestic energy consumption by 2035. Not to mention that energy production here can relieve the U.S. from the dangerous grip of foreign petro dictators.

Unfortunately, this administration’s Department of the Interior, with the most anti-oil-and-gas record in U.S. history, is sabotaging any real chance of avoiding the pending energy crisis because of its continued hold on deepwater drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico.

When Interior Secretary Ken Salazar heads before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday, Americans — particularly the 9.2 million directly or indirectly working in the oil and gas industry — would be ill served if the question isn’t asked: Are the thousands, and counting, of out-of-work Americans in the Gulf region and beyond a worthwhile consequence of your department’s freeze?

 

 

 

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David Gregory at NBC is all broken up by Michelle Bachmann’s description of White House behavior as Gangster Government

Posted by iusbvision on March 6, 2011

Video – Michelle Bachmann: GM care dealers who donated to Republicans were targeted for closure. Those who donated to Democrats in many cases were taken off.

https://iusbvision.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/welcome-to-gangster-government/

Michael Barone: Gangster government stifles criticism of ObamaCare.

https://iusbvision.wordpress.com/2010/09/18/michael-barone-gangster-government-stifles-criticism-of-obamacare/

Car dealerships being closed that are profitable are owned by mostly GOP donors.

https://iusbvision.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/car-dealerships-being-closed-that-are-profitable-are-owned-by-mostly-gop-donors/

THUGOCRACY – OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THREATENS INSURANCE COMPANIES TO KEEP QUIET ABOUT RISING HEALTH CARE COSTS DUE TO LEGISLATION….OR ELSE

https://iusbvision.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/thugocracy-obama-administration-threatens-insurance-companies-to-keep-quiet-about-rising-health-care-costs-due-to-legislation-or-else/

CNN Analyst Advocates Obama Go “Chigaco-Style Al Capone Gangsta” on Political Opponents.

https://iusbvision.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/cnn-analyst-advocates-obama-go-chigaco-style-al-capone-gangsta-on-political-opponents/

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Ohio to adopt “Heartbeat Bill” on abortion.

Posted by iusbvision on March 6, 2011

Abortion proponents and opponents knew the day would come when science could actually tell you when a fetus changes from a blob of cells to a real baby with brainwaves and a heartbeat. That day is today. Of course to the radical pro-abortionist it doesn’t matter. There are many on the left that believe a baby should be allowed to be killed up to months after its birth. Barack Obama when he was a state legislator in Illinois opposed a bill that would mandate that if an abortion is botched and the baby is born alive that the baby must receive medical care.

In the video below pro-abortion advocates tell college students that science doesn’t matter…..

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Sarah Palin takes on O’Reilly and Christie: It is more brave to reign in government and reform when you have a surplus like I did.

Posted by iusbvision on March 6, 2011

Sarah Palin with David Asman:


And with all due respect to Governor Christie, you know he has no choice but to cut budgets because he’s broke, his state is broke. What courage really is, is in the face of having a surplus when you have opportunity to spend spend spend other people’s money, you still choose to reign in government to let the private sector soar. That’s real courage, and by the way that’s what I did as Governor here when I engaged in hiring freezes and reduced earmarks by 86% and vetoed the largest amounts in our state’s history. Despite having a surplus that’s real leadership and that’s courage.

But I do appreciate that Governor Christie is willing to face the reality in his state and that is that they are going bankrupt. So he has to cut, he has no choice.

Gov. Christie had that coming. He started making completely unprovoked backhanded compliments to her and that is a mistake. No one is going to get the GOP nomination without her blessing and that is just a simple reality. Blue collar Republicans love Sarah for one big reason; she says how she is going to govern and does it. There is a huge chunk of voters who are sick and tired of being lied to. Those who pay attention gravitate towards her, those who follow the elite media false narrative don’t.  I have never met a Sarah hater who can tell you much about her governing record. Sarah haters also have another problem, in that they don’t know Obama’s record either.

This was Sarah’s shot across Chris Christie’s bow. Her message seems clear, “Keep dissing me Chris and guess where the next shot goes”. Tammy Bruce believes that Christie is hoping to be a President Mitt Romney’s Attorney General. Tammy would not say that unless she had a source. Tammy’s comments can be seen in the video below.

 

 

Tammy is a brilliant former leftist, former President of NOW and today is a conservative gay woman. What is interesting, and here is a little note to those professors who both loved and hated me, Tammy Bruce as a philosopher has had more influence on me than perhaps anyone.

I like Gov. Christie’s communications style when he is direct and straight, not doing backhanded compliments. I like that he is tough on budgets and is taking on the teachers union that has broken the state and fought tooth and nail to preserve the status quo of failing public schools. But respectfully, where where you Gov. Christie, when Sarah Palin left Alaska to take Obama on and for almost a year was the only national figure doing so? Where where you when Sarah Palin was helping to form, solidify and fund raise for tax payer groups, Tea Party groups, and candidates? Where were you when she was the only major politician with a national presence fighting ObamaCare? Where were you when Sarah Palin took the slings and arrows while turning public opinion against Nancy Pelsosi and the policies of this White House?

2010 would not have happened without Sarah and you would not have been elected if she were not so effective in sounding the alarm and changing the national mood against the Democrat leadership’s far left agenda. Does anyone believe the elite media would have reported that the Democrats increased deficit spending over a factor of six without the coverage Palin got while she sounded the alarm?

So as far as I am concerned, and I know both of your staffs are going to see this on Google Alerts, this spat ends right here right now. There are bigger fish to fry and we do not need a circular firing squad. I likely speak for a great deal of pundits and bloggers when I tell you both to knock it off.

Hey Bill stop interrupting me ….. ouch


Sarah Palin “Unscripted”



Sarah on Judge Jeanine: This is a great interview. 


Sarah on the Bob & Mark Show: Another great interview. 


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