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Posts tagged congress

Chaffetz: Obama Said Sue Me. So We Are.

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  “Obama said Sue me. So we are.” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) expressed frustration on Wednesday regarding what he described as President Obama’s willingness to sidestep Congress to write his own laws. Chaffetz joined Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) on a conference call to discuss the resolution being voted on Wednesday evening to authorize Congress to […]

Democrats Demand Unlimited Borrowing Power

Another unconstitutional power grab?  How original. Tony Lee reports at Breitbart: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, President Barack Obama’s point man on the fiscal cliff negotiations, presented Republican leaders a proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff on Thursday, which gives Obama unprecedented powers to raise the debt ceiling whenever he wants. The White House proposal includes $1.6 trillion […]

Boehner Declares War On Tea Party, Purges Fiscal Conservatives From House Committees

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It appears John Boehner doesn’t want fiscal conservatives anywhere near positions of power where they can challenge his compromises with the enemy. Francesca Chambers reports at Red Alert Politics: The fissure between the GOP establishment and Tea Party members in Congress blew wide open Monday evening when conservative members of Congress were suddenly removed from […]

GOP Prepares To Surrender The Party’s Last Issue Advantage: Taxes

They’ve caved on more spending.  They’ve caved on bigger government.  They’ve caved on illegal immigration and welfare and crippling cuts to our military. Now the Republicans are preparing to cave on one of the last reasons anyone might consider voting GOP: raising taxes. If they cave on this, the Republican party is as good as […]

Boehner Folds: ‘Obamacare is the Law of the Land’

The votes aren’t even done being counted, but House Speaker John Boehner has already thrown conservatives under the bus, declaring that he will no longer attempt to repeal Obamacare: View on YouTube With control of congress and the purse strings, Boehner could lead the fight to simply defund and starve the beast.   But no, […]

Who Are The Real Obstructionists?

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Obstructionism for me, but not for thee … From Revealing Politics: Obama ralliers exiting an Obama event at Ohio State University are asked by Caleb Bonham about what they think of so-called “obstructionist” politics. Many of the Obama supporters blamed Republicans and denounced obstructionist tactics. The most ardent activists called for Republicans to cross the […]

Obama Admin. Lies Regarding Benghazi-Gate Unravel As Congress Demands The Truth

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Michelle Malkin: “This Administration Has Been Malicious & Reckless With the Truth” View on YouTube The lies and finger-pointing are reaching a fever pitch as the Obama administration’s cover-up of the Libyan terror attack unravels. Hillary Clinton’s State Department is is lying about their original claims and trying to pin blame on the White House. […]

Oregon’s Racist Connection

The current head of that racist organization known as Oregon Tea Party, John Kuzmanich, and the current head of the racist organization known as Multnomah County Republican Party, Jeff Reynolds, teamed up some time ago to form a political advisory business that helped to propel Love into a come-from-behind victory in the Utah primary election. […]

Taxmageddon

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The fiscal impact of a combination of tax cuts ending this year will be nothing short of Armageddon for the economy, leading many to call it “Taxmageddon.” Meanwhile, like Nero and his fiddle, Obama is in charge of stopping this. Take a listen: I Spy Minute Wed July 25 2012 Or read the transcript below… […]

Obama Complains That He Can’t ‘Force Congress To Implement’ His Agenda, Blames Founding Fathers

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Obama Blames Founding Fathers For His Failures View on YouTube ‎”What’s frustrating people is that I haven’t been able to FORCE congress to implement every aspect of what I said in 2008.” No, what’s frustrating people is that you’re a wanna-be dictator who thinks that our constitution’s checks and balances against naked power grabs are […]

Power Grab Alert: Obama Wants Authority to Consolidate Federal Agencies and Centralize Powers

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Obama first suggested consolidating federal agencies during his January 2011 “State of the Union” speech, and it was in a VERY dangerous context: We shouldn’t just give our people a government that’s more affordable. We should give them a government that’s more competent and efficient. How about one that’s constitutional? …my administration will develop a proposal […]

The “Ring” of Unconstitutional Powers

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A few short years ago, the world was caught up in the breathtaking imagery and passion of Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien.   Although he insisted it was not allegorical, Tolkien’s fantasy epic was heavily influenced by his Catholic faith, his disgust for some of the harmful side effects […]

Obama’s Coup to Overthrow the Constitution

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The mask is off, and so are the gloves. Obama and his Leftist supporters see their window of opportunity to finally dispense with our constitutional republic and permanently install a ruling class that will “fundamentally transform” the country we love into their Socialist Utopia.  They can almost see the finish line. We can’t say were […]

Congressional Hypocrisy on Outsourcing Defense Contracts

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Once again, American workers, mired in an ongoing ‘Great Recession’ and facing some of the highest unemployment in decades, are seeing work that should be filled in America by Americans being outsourced to a foreign country. Worse yet, the work is in the filling of a defense contract. Hawker Beechcraft, an established aircraft manufacturer based […]

Obama Defies Constitution To Make ‘Recess Appointment’ While Senate Is In Session

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Obama is defying the constitution’s “separation of powers” by skirting the constitutionally required Senate confirmation hearings to make a “recess appointment” WHILE THE SENATE IS IN SESSION. This is an impeachable offense. If Obama is resorting to this level of dictatorial abuses of power in an election year, just imagine what naked force he’d unleash […]

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  • Senate committee discusses collective bargaining transparency August 17, 2017
    The Senate Commerce & Labor Committee held a work session yesterday on “public transparency in collective bargaining negotiations.” Despite the strong mandate for government transparency declared by the people in the Open Public Meetings Act, government employee contracts are usually negotiated in secret, meaning an important and costly taxpayer expense is hidden until the final bill comes due. There […]
  • WA Republicans on Trump, Women running for office, Georgetown Crossing August 17, 2017
    Every other week, we try to distill a few things down to their essence, and offer those nuggets to you for review. Short, smart content that will inform the work you’re doing in policy and the economy today.  Hopefully you find something on this list that resonates with the work you’re doing. If so, let […]
  • Rep. Orwall to co-chair national Military and Veterans Task Force August 17, 2017
    Earlier this month, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization that provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues, selected Speaker Pro-Tem Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) as co-chair of the Military & Veterans Affairs Task Force. “This is truly an honor and a great privilege,” said Orwall, who […]
  • For Sale: Eclipse Glasses, Slightly Used August 22, 2017
    The Antiplanner’s eclipse was nearly smoke-free, thank you. In fact, I was in one of the best places in the nation to watch the eclipse, as we were also cloud-free. Waiting for the eclipse near Camp Sherman. Prior to the eclipse, many people were predicting chaos and even a “disaster nightmare.” “Officials are bracing for […]
  • Are Environmentalists to Blame for Wildfires? August 21, 2017
    Today is National Eclipse Day, and thanks to the Milli, Nena Spring, and Whitewater fires, I’m likely to be viewing it through a lens of smoke. So this has me thinking about wildfires and wondering if it is true, as some claim, that environmentalists are ultimately responsible for the increase in acres burned in the […]
  • “Quick Win” for Buses = Loss for Commuters August 18, 2017
    New York City rail transit lines have fallen on hard times, with frequent delays, accidents, and even trains not running at all. While Governor Cuomo has declared a state of emergency, some transit advocates want to make sure buses aren’t forgotten in any multi-billion-dollar fix. Some of their ideas, such as having people pay before […]