Happy New Year, New Congress: Be Prepared to be Electrocuted or Go Home

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

What I don’t want to see in the new Congress: Partisan Mudfights.

As fun as it may be to just all Terminator on the Obama administration with investigations all that does is sink to the Democrats level of partisanship, aka investigate Bush for everything and anything no matter how outlandish or insane not caring about anything other than “Gotcha!” politics.

We don’t need that now. We need Leadership. Not a Partisan driven Gotcha.

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11)

Spending. Congress has, by constitutional right, the power of the purse strings. The new Congress must use this power to slash spending to the pre-meltdown, pre-stimulus levels of 2007. Federal spending today is over 25% of GDP — nearly a quarter above its historic average. The Democrat-led 111th Congress added $3.2 trillion to the national debt, the most in history.

With an estimated $10 trillion in debt expected over the next decade from current programs, and a wave of spending coming to take care of the tidal wave of baby boomers who’ll be retiring at the rate of 10,000 a day the next couple of decades, government better stop spending now — or go bankrupt.

Period. End of Story!

Within 5 years, just 5 years, the INTEREST on the National Credit Card will be more than we spend on the Military, it will be so massive that it will be the single largest expenditure we have as a nation.

That is unsustainable. It must stop. Period!

Today the top-earning 5% of taxpayers — having incomes over $159,619 (well below “the Rich” of 250,000 )— earn 35% of the nation’s income, but pay 60% of individual income taxes. This is unfair and inefficient, with estimates of as much as a $150 billion reduction in GDP each year.

“The Rich” the liberals are so obsessed with pay nearly 1/2 of all taxes but have the highest taxes. And you want to screw them even more and expect to them to love you and kiss you and roll over and play dead marxist??

I don’t think so. Grow up!

Life isn’t fair.

And the debt wracked by the government and the people is real and only the government and the people can stop it.

Now!

ObamaCare. Because you don’t have the Senate and the President you won’t be able to repeal it. You must slow it down though and get rid of some of the most onerous things if you can.

Personally I think the liberals will fight to your death for this Golden Goose Egg of Socialism.

They don’t care that it actually hurts people. They just don’t care.

So we have to cut spending.

Real Cuts.

Painful Cuts.

Not just politically correct show-off cuts that don’t mean anything in the long run.

We’re talking Entitlements. The lightning rod of politics.

Prepare to be electrocuted or go home.

The Republican House and the 47 GOP senators should nonetheless reintroduce the topic into the debate, even pass a bill in the House. They should also promote market improvements of Medicare. The public needs to understand why this is necessary — and why the Democrats’ inevitable resistance puts our nation at risk.

The GOP must be careful, though, of accepting a “bipartisan compromise” that perpetuates the worst features of the current system. With a $107 trillion deficit expected over the long term, the two entitlement programs must be overhauled. There’s no choice.

It’s the 20,000 lib Gorrila on steroids that is guarded by an Imperial Starfleet of Unions, Democrats and the Not-In-My-Backpocket Scare tactics that must be taken down or else it’s over, it’s all over.

Too bad if you don’t like it. Too bad if you don’t want to.

The truth is the truth, deal with it. You don’t have to like it, you’d don’t have to approve.

It’s very bad medicine that you have to swallow or else.

No option.

Except complete and utter failure of everything.

No pressure.

Congress needs to refocus the Fed on what it does best: keep inflation under control and help oversee the commercial banks. Most important, any reforms must keep the central bank’s political independence — which studies show is what makes a central bank most effective.

Pumping money we don’t have into a broken economy is not making it better.

Keynesian Economics DOES NOT WORK! Period. End of story.

Sorry, Liberals, Life just isn’t fair and it never will be. Get over it!

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. One of the great disgraces of the 111th Congress was the passage of a financial overhaul bill that left the two main causes of our financial meltdown untouched. At one point, Fannie and Freddie controlled half the $13 trillion U.S. mortgage market.

For years, Congress and presidents alike have used the two to subsidize cheap home loans to undeserving borrowers to garner votes and boost the U.S. homeownership rate. The two have already cost U.S. taxpayers $135 billion, but may end up costing as much as $700 billion, estimates show. Republicans can rectify this by holding new hearings, then privatizing them or shutting them down.

Fannie & Freddie must die so that we may live. Period.

TSA reform. The Transportation Security Agency is out of control. As agents make X-rated X-rays of passengers and grope their private parts, screeners continue to let guns, knives, explosives and bomb parts sift through the security line.

Meanwhile, Israel’s El Al, considered the world’s most secure airline, has a different strategy. Wisely disregarding political correctness, it uses ethnic profiling and asks passengers inconvenient questions. How about changing strategy here and considering the Israeli model? Our lawmakers need to have the courage to take the lead on making our skies safer and air travel less stressful.

Yes, folks, RACIAL PROFILING!

You can’t fight a war, any war, politically correct. Sorry Liberals.

Net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission, saying it wants to establish a free and open Internet, has voted to impose regulations on the Web. But far from freeing the Web and making it more wide open, net neutrality rules give Washington the power to determine how Internet service providers handle the traffic that flows over their infrastructure.

The Liberals need to have government run everything in your life from birth to death (and beyond with the Death Taxes) has got to be stopped.

And something that is nearly extinct in this culture as a whole must come back:

Personal Responsibility!

When you screw up it’s YOUR FAULT and YOUR CONSEQUENCES and you have to live with the CONSEQUENCES of YOUR OWN ACTIONS!

It is not anyone or any group’s fault.

It’s not the “rich”, “white people”, “Christians”, your neighbor, that drink you had, chocolate,McDonalds, et al.

It’s your own damn fault and BUCK UP and take it like an ADULT.

It’s time to put away childish things!

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11)

Put down the lawsuit ACLU and Liberals stop whining about your secular need to drive religion out of life as a whole (unless it’s Islam which is politically correct).

There is wisdom here. Learn from it. Regardless of the source.

STOP BEING A CHILD and GROW UP!

Time to take your medicine!

The drunken hangover is over, it’s now the morning after and this hangover is killer.

DEAL WITH IT. MAN UP!

Immigration. With 20 million illegal immigrants, Congress must work to ensure that immigration is about rule of law, not ethnic grievance politics. Full funding for the border fence is a must to ensure that U.S. agents, not Mexican cartels, control the border. Congress must end the current White House policy of cherry-picking criminal cases, but ignoring others.

Also, legal immigration to the U.S. must be made speedier and less costly. Legal immigrants wait in long lines and pay an average $6,000 to enter legally. One idea: an express lane for those with education and training who can fit into our economy right away.

SECURE THE BORDER. Then we’ll talk. The End.

Janet the Incompetano is not capable of this. She is too politically correct to even deal with it. Always has been.

When she was Governor of Arizona she constantly stalled efforts saying it was a “federal problem” and then when she became the Fed, she is the problem.

She needs to be replaced or have a brain transplant because she too incompetent to stay.

Since that is unlikely, it falls to the Congress to brave the slings and arrows of the Hispanic Caucus, The Liberal Media and “racism” and do what is right and secure the border for real.

Regulations. They must be reformed and not used as the Socialist Weapon of Choice since they haven’t got the legislative power now.

According to the Small Business Administration, red tape costs the economy $1.75 trillion each year — more than the GDP of Canada and equal to all corporate profits. It also adds up to $15,000 per household.

And with the 2nd highest Corporate Tax in the world, and the economic turmoil CREATED by liberals we aren’t attractive to even businesses in THIS country let alone another.

This has to stop.

The Liberals need to grow up.

That’s nearly nearly impossible, so we have to go around them and prove it can work.

The time For Childishness and liberal dreams of social and economic “equality” for all are over.

Period.

Federal regulations go on for 70,000 pages. Under Obama, regulatory bureaucrats are drawing more power. The EPA, FCC and FDA, to name just a few, are issuing sweeping new rules for us to live under. Enough.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

The drug binges have to stop now or the patient dies.

Period.

No option.

No Choice.

Just do it!

OR ELSE!

Period.

No one should care if you don’t like it. It’s the cold hard reality.

DEAL WITH IT.

 

The New Third

Political Cartoon by Michael Ramirez
Political Cartoon by Eric Allie

Charles Krauthammer: And the problem with the policies (of  Obama) is twofold: ideology and effectiveness. First, Obama, abetted by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, tried to take a center-right country to the left. They grossly misread the 2008 election. It was a mandate to fix the economy and restore American confidence. Obama read it as a mandate to change the American social contract, giving it a more European social-democratic stamp, by fundamentally extending the reach and power of government in health care, energy, education, finance and industrial policy.

Obama succeeded with health care. Unfortunately for the Democrats, that and Obama’s other signature achievement — the stimulus — were not exactly what the folks were clamoring for. What they wanted was economic recovery.

Here the Democrats failed the simple test of effectiveness. The economy is extraordinarily weak, unemployment is unacceptably high, and the only sure consequence of the stimulus is nearly $1 trillion added to the national debt in a single stroke.

And yet, to these albatrosses of ideological overreach and economic ineffectiveness, the Democrats have managed in the past few weeks to add a third indictment: incompetence.

For the first time since modern budgeting was introduced with the Budget Act of 1974, the House failed to even write a budget. This in a year of extraordinary deficits, rising uncertainty and jittery financial markets. Gold is going through the roof. Confidence in the dollar and the American economy is falling — largely because of massive overhanging debt. Yet no budget emerged from Congress to give guidance, let alone reassurance, about future U.S. revenues and spending.

That’s not all. Congress has not passed a single appropriations bill. To keep the government going, Congress passed a so-called continuing resolution (CR) before adjourning to campaign. The problem with continuing to spend at the current level is that the last two years have seen a huge 28 percent jump in non-defense discretionary spending. The CR continues this profligacy, aggravating an already serious debt problem.

As if this were not enough, Congress adjourned without even a vote — nay, without even a Democratic bill — on the expiring Bush tax cuts. This is the ultimate in incompetence. After 20 months of control of the White House and Congress — during which they passed an elaborate, 1,000-page micromanagement of every detail of American health care — the Democrats adjourned without being able to tell the country what its tax rates will be on Jan. 1.

It’s not just income taxes. It’s capital gains and dividends, too. And the estate tax, which will careen insanely from 0 to 55 percent when the ball drops on Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

Nor is this harmless incompetence. To do this at a time when $2 trillion of capital is sitting on the sidelines because of rising uncertainty — and there is no greater uncertainty than next year’s tax rates — is staggeringly irresponsible.

As if this display of unseriousness — no budget, no appropriations bills, no tax bill — were not enough, some genius on a House Judiciary subcommittee invites parodist Stephen Colbert to testify as an expert witness on immigration. He then pulls off a nervy mockery of the whole proceedings — my favorite was his request to have his colonoscopy inserted in the Congressional Record — while the chairwoman sits there clueless.

A fitting end for the 111th Congress. But not quite. Colbert will return to the scene of the crime on Oct. 30 as the leader of one of two mock rallies on the Mall. Comedian Jon Stewart leads the other. At a time of near-10 percent unemployment, a difficult and draining war abroad, and widespread disgust with government overreach and incompetence, they will light up the TV screens as the hip face of the new liberalism — just three days before the election.

I suspect the electorate will declare itself not amused.

Add to that the MTV Multi-Media TV event was “casted” and “screened” so they’d only get slobbering socialists or too-dumb-for-the-room young people who couldn’t even tell you what the First Amendment was accurately.

But I bet they know every detail about Justin Beiber!

Just the kind of voters I want! 😦

Obama is appealing to young people because they are stupid politically. And he really needs stupid people right now.

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

The Empire Strikes Back

Episode V

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

It is a dark time for the
Rebellion. Although the Government
By the People for the The People
has been nearly destroyed,
Imperial troops have driven the
Rebel forces from their hidden
base and pursued them across
the country.

Evading the dreaded Imperial
Media a group of freedom
fighters led by Gov. Jan Brewer
has established a new secret
base on the remote desert oasis
of  Phoenix, AZ.

The evil lord Darth Holder
obsessed with finding New
Voters for his Emperor has
dispatched thousands of
Trial Lawyers into the far
reaches of the desert…

<<cuhh huah>>  <<cuhh huah>>  <<cuhh huah>> <<cuhh huah>> <<cuhh huah>> <<cuhh huah>>

The lawyers for the for The InJustice Department fanned across the desert with their allies from the American Communist Liberals Union (ACLU), SEIU, The Raza, Somos America, MeCHA, MSNBC, The Los Angeles Times, and others.

“I’m hunting Wacists!” Stormtrooper  E. Fudd was heard to say.

Then they found their base, SB 1070.

And they launched an all-out assault against the rebels strong hold.

The Imperial Walkers of  “outraged” minorities , out-of-state agitators, and Union stormtroopers descended on the based armed with their sanctimony and their signs carrying their race cards in their media pockets.

The base was taken temporarily but the rebels themselves escaped.

Though they were temporarily beaten, battered, and bruised, they lived to fight another day.

For after all, the Empire’s main weapon was the dreaded RACIST CANNON, able to fire invectives of pure hatred and partisanship.

But  not all hope was lost for the Rebels.

For the people were on their side….

Darth Holder, minion of the Emperor Himself, was heard to proclaim that just because the Empire has no interest in securing the border doesn’t mean the individual governors can usurp Imperial power and do his job for or with him.

IF THE EMPIRE WANTS TO IGNORE BORDER SECURITY YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DISAGREE!

<<cuhh huah>>  <<cuhh huah>>  <<cuhh huah>> <<cuhh huah>> <<cuhh huah>> <<cuhh huah>>

YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO “HELP” or  “ASSIST” or otherwise burden or force the Empire into DOING IT’S JOB!

I AM EMPEROR OBAMA, What I say goes. Period.

IF WE WANT TO IGNORE BORDER SECURITY, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO OUR JOB FOR US!

We have 12 million new potential Democrats and millions of Latinos lemmings to pander to. You  rebel scum are not allowed to disobey with the wishes of your Imperial Federal Masters!

So what if we ignore Voter Intimidation by The New Black Panthers.

So what if 60% of Americans were against our Imperial Health Care.

So, we said repeatedly and loudly that the Health Care Mandate wasn’t a Tax, but then said it was in court.

So what. We are are Supreme. We can do that!

So what if 60-70% of the Americans support the rebels in securing our border first.

So what if we still go on about “racial profiling” and create racial division as justification, but then in court assert none of it and go for SUPREMACY instead.

So what if we pass 2000+ page bills that “you have to pass them to know what’s in them” that we never read anyhow.

So what if the Journo-List Ministry of Truth lies.

Like it matters to us.

WE ARE THE EMPIRE and we Are SUPREME.

If you don’t like it, lump it!

And don’t you dare “over burden” us with doing our job!

We have too many rounds of golf to play. To many private concerts, 5-star luxury hotels to take over for our imperial vacations.

We are just better than you. Live with it.

We work really hard at dividing this country by class and race. It’s exhausting!

Judge Bolton: “requiring Arizona law enforcement officials and agencies to determine the immigration status of every person who is arrested burdens lawfully-present aliens because their liberty will be restricted while their status is check.” She additionally found that the burdensome verification requirement “will divert resources from the federal government’s other responsibilities and priorities.”

Judge Bolton wrote in her stay that “preserving the status quo through a preliminary injunction is less harmful than allowing state laws that are likely preempted by federal law to be enforced.” She adds in her 36-page ruling “There is a substantial likelihood that officers will wrongfully arrest legal resident aliens.” She concludes that “By enforcing this statue, Arizona would impose a ‘distinct, unusual and extraordinary’ burden on legal resident aliens that only the federal government has the authority to impose.”

Don’t you dare burden the Empire with actually doing their job!!! HOW DARE YOU!!

You do have to feel sorry for the Empire in this sense:

They have know had to admit their own incompetence on National Security and that doing their job is too “burdensome” for them.

They have had to admit they told a bold faced lie about the Health Care Mandate being a Tax.

They have had to admit that they are racially biased (The New Black Panther Case) and are not interested in anyone who isn’t their “base”. No crackers need apply.

Every time they say they are going to be “transparent” they become more secretive.

Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act.

The law, signed last week by President Obama, exempts the SEC from disclosing records or information derived from “surveillance, risk assessments, or other regulatory and oversight activities.” Given that the SEC is a regulatory body, the provision covers almost every action by the agency, lawyers say. Congress and federal agencies can request information, but the public cannot.

I guess that means that Congress and the SEC are too big to fail. 🙂

Every problem or criticism of them they think can be solved by unfettered use of the RACE CARD.

The “culture of corruption” the Democrats ran on in 2006 and 2008 turns out to be like Luke Skywalker in the dream cave sequence, it turns out to be THEM! 🙂

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday noted that it was Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), not him, who promised to “drain the swamp” of corruption in Washington.

“I didn’t use that term,” Hoyer said when asked if he thinks Democrats have “drained the swamp.”  “What I believed and continue to believe is that we have made the ethics process work, and we have made it work in a meaningful way.”(The Hill)

Yes, FOR THEM and AGAINST YOU! 🙂

They know that raising taxes in a recession that hasn’t gotten better despite all their claims to the contrary but they can’t not do it because they have to demonize “the rich” and have no choice but to stick it to everyone because of it.

The Ideology is The ideology.

The Agenda is The Agenda.

The Empire must Strike Back!

The Empire Must be Supreme!

All Hail The Emperor!

The Emperor has No Clothes! 🙂

Government Protection

So you want to know how the government responds to a crisis. You need only look at the Gulf  in order to cringe.

You want to know how the Government is going to protect you, then read on.

And these are the people who will be in charge of Health Care soon by the way. They “deemed” it so.

It just fills you with confidence.

So just when you were thought they couldn’t be more incompetent, there’s this:

NEW ORLEANS — The federal government is shutting down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico.

The berms are meant to protect the Louisiana coastline from oil. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department has concerns about where the dredging is being done.

The government giveth with one hand and taketh away with another.

Rejoice.

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who was one of the most vocal advocates of the dredging plan, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, pleading for the work to continue.

Nungesser said the government has asked crews to move the dredging site two more miles farther off the coastline.

“Once again, our government resource agencies, which are intended to protect us, are now leaving us vulnerable to the destruction of our coastline and marshes by the impending oil,” Nungesser wrote to Obama. “Furthermore, with the threat of hurricanes or tropical storms, we are being put at an increased risk for devastation to our area from the intrusion of oil.

Nungesser has asked for the dredging to continue for the next seven days, the amount of time it would take to move the dredging operations two miles and out resume work.

Work is scheduled to halt at midnight Wednesday.

However, the Interior Department said the order was issued because the state was pumping sand from a sensitive section of the island chain and had failed to meet an extended deadline to install pipe that would tap sand from a less-endangered area.

Oil coating the shoreline is preferable than using sand from a “sensitive” area to stop the Oil from  destroying the shoreline?

<<reaching for the barf bag>>

Interior Assistant Secretary Tom Strickland said the berms are important in protecting marshes and wildlife. “But the berms have to be built right so they don’t compromise the barrier islands, which serve as a first line of defense against storm surges and hurricanes,” he said.

So let’s study it some more. We need more environmental impact studies.

We’ll get back to you in a few months. 😦

Gov. Jindal said about 450,000 cubic yards of sand has been dredged in the area.

He said it would take about 5 days to build the pipeline federal authorities want to access the new dredging site. “It took so long to approve this project (nearly a month). We don’t want to be tied up in more red tape,” he said.

So never waste a crisis, by like doing anything efficiently and effectively, for god’s sake!

Especially, when you can use red tape to tie everything up in knots and bureaucratic turf wars.

Barack Obama will on Wednesday make a renewed push to spur the US Senate into action on climate change, saying the BP oil spill underlines the urgency for the country to lessen its dependence on fossil fuels.

The US president will host senators from both parties at the White House – including those who have proposed variations on a climate change bill – but analysts are skeptical about whether he can overcome the political impasse on a proposal that is seen as essentially a tax.

“The oil spill has dramatically increased the urgency for the need to act,” said Daniel Weiss of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. “But I’m not looking for any breakthrough at the meeting. I think President Obama wants to listen to various concerns and follow up on various ideas.”

Eight Republican senators have sent President Obama a letter telling him he would be making a mistake if he were to order Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to give a blanket amnesty for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living here.

The senators, including Orrin Hatch of Utah and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, have been hearing about a possible plan by the Obama Administration to give what is called deferred action or parole to every illegal alien living here, if the Administration is unable to get 60 votes in the Senate for a blanket amnesty.

The senators acknowledge the President has the authority to do that, but advise he would be making a mistake if he were to circumvent Congress’s authority to write immigration policy.

Letter:

http://www.pdfdownload.org/pdf2html/view_online.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kfyi.com%2Fcc-common%2Fmlib%2F622%2F06%2F622_1277222306.pdf

So Obama, unable to get the republicans to go for Amnesty will just have Big Sis “deem” it so.

The Government is help you. 🙂

They will Protect You. 🙂

And oh by the way, Obama in 2004:

Obama comments that the “system” is “unfair” for a lot of people and says there would need to be a way to secure the borders, track individuals coming into the U.S. “who may be engaged in terrorist activity” and “provide a pathway” for citizenship.

“That’s going to be a difficult conversation to have and it’s going to have to be bipartisan,” he said. “The tradeoff is going to have to be improved security of our borders at the same allowing those who are already here to reach out for that American dream,” he said.

How similiar is this to what Obama says now.

But, as I have said for almost a year, the Democrats want Amnesty to get 12-20 million new Democrats.

Imagine what would happen if Amnesty was “deemed” just prior to the election and you had ACORN register them and the Democrats steal not only this election but future ones as well using their “Hispanic block”.

Now that’s your Government protecting you from your own misplaced loyalties, comrade.

And finally…

The Obama administration’s Dept of Labor has put out this PSA directed at not only American workers but illegal aliens working in the US as well. Team Obama is getting pretty good at undermining US law…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3owMAs2t2Fo

“Every worker in America has a right to be paid fairly, whether documented or not,” says Labor Secretary Hilda Solis in a public service announcement posted on the Labor Department’s “We Can Help” Web page.

In a different section of its Web site, the Labor Department states that “employers may hire only persons who may legally work in the United States (i.e., citizens and nationals of the U.S.) and aliens authorized to work in the U.S.”

Two-Faced much? 🙂

So if you’re an illegal and you’re being expolited by an evil Republican capitalist boss call Hilda, she’ll beat them up for you. The fact that the Democrats are for going after employers (or at least that’s there comeback) is immaterial.

So when the boss lays you off because he got busted by ICE you can always get more government assistance from that fake Social Security number you stole to get that job in the first place.

And when Big Sis “deems” you a citizen you can vote for Democrats for life in gratitude.

And the millions more of your brethren who come in after you will take over for you and be “deemed” in the next generation of Amnesty just to be “fair”.

Doesn’t it just fill you with confidence and pride in Government and they are going to be in charge of your Health Care! 🙂