July 27, 2011
If you read many of the conservative blogs or articles, you will see a count of how many days since Congress passed a budget. As of today it is 819. The Democrat party is responsible for most of this because for about 700 of those days they controlled the House, Senate, and of course had the Socialist in the Whitehouse. However, I am not willing to only blame Pelosi, Reid, and Obama, the entire system of allowing the government to operate without fiscal controls is at fault.
I live in Miami-Dade County in the State of Florida. In the County Charter and the State Constitution there are provisions that force politicians to produce and then abide by a balanced budget. As I think about it further, my wife also requires a balanced budget. So the question is why do we accept the Federal government’s ability to ignore the budgeting process and spend money as they wish? We shouldn’t!
Both political parties need to have a limit placed on them by the people. The process of budgeting forces debate on the priorities set by the President. If you wish to spend money like a drunken sailor, make your argument, convince the majority of your peers, and then vote for a big budget. You may have to explain yourself to the voters in the next election, but you did what you thought was best, right? On the other hand, you may want to cut Federal spending to $37 total. During your re-election campaign, your opponent will say you were killing senior citizens and that may not work out too well either.
It seems to me that budgeting forces debate and common sense budget allotments because of elections. That is too reasonable and I guess why we don’t currently have a budget, nor have we had one for almost three years. It is time to take this out of the hands of the politicians, and put it in the hands of people. We need a Constitutional Amendment requiring a balanced budget. There was a provision in the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan put forward that would start the amendment on its way, but Dingy Reid refused to bring it up for a vote. These politicians need to be shown that WE are in charge, they are simply representatives.
Let’s get on the bandwagon. You can write your representative and also support the many organizations that work for a balanced budget constitutional amendment.
April 9, 2011
I always say that I think I write better when I am upset. That may or may not be true, but since we have had a Republican led House of Representatives, our socialist President hasn’t been able to forward any of his outrageous agenda. Therefore, I haven’t really been motivated to rant on the blog.
Finally, both parties did something to make me mad yesterday.
When you go to different political websites, you will see articles hailing the averted government shutdown. How can any taxpayer be happy with a $38.5 billion reduction in spending? I know I am not. That amount of money may sound like a lot, but the Republican leadership promised a $100 billion cut this year. I guess I am only 38.5% happy with them. $38.5 billion is a drop in the bucket when you realize that in the last seven days, the Federal deficit rose by $54.1 billion. So the Republican party is patting themselves on the back for a yearly savings that was wiped out in less than 5 days. I guess we get screwed the other 360.
As for those silly Democrats, they are the reason we were in this situation of continuing resolutions and last minute deals to avoid the alleged government shutdown. Remember that only about 30% of the government stops working on a shutdown. The critical public safety areas continue, and so does Congress, lucky us. You probably haven’t heard this on our state sponsored media outlets, but Congress last year, with a Democrat Senate, Democrat House, and a Democrat (or Socialist) President, neglected to pass a budget. Talk about a spineless bunch. They just kept spending money and raising the debt ceiling without passing a budget. Wouldn’t it be great to run your life like that, a total lack of fiscal discipline.
Our national debt is now at $14,273,028,684,212.22. Your share of the debt is $45,988. That is outrageous. We have to tell both parties that they need to stop overspending. We are going to collapse under the weight of this debt.
February 24, 2011
I have been a little lazy for the past couple of months when it comes to writing in my blog. Since the Democrat party was smacked around in November, there hasn’t been a lot coming out of Washington to get fired up about. I always say that I think I write better and more passionately when I’m pissed off.
I have heard many people say that with a split Congress we will have gridlock. All I have to say about that is Thank God! The last two years have been a bacchanalia of spending that had to be stopped. With Reid, Pelosi, and Obama, incredible amounts of money was spent for ridiculous programs without opposition. We got socialized medicine, government motors, and many more horrible laws that tried to turn us into good little socialists.
The American people sent a strong message. We are not a left leaning Country. We treasure personal freedom and small government. With a Republican House, our socialist President will be forced to move to the center to get anything accomplished. His abomination of a presidency is more than half over. Another reason to thank God.
In the next few months, the contenders for the Republican nomination for President will make themselves known. I hope a true conservative moves forward to take the lead. I’m sure I will have much to write about as the candidates are vetted. I doubt our party will nominate a candidate that was brought into politics by a terrorist (Bill Ayers), has no job history other than a community organizer, and believes that America is evil so he has to go on a world tour to apologize for us. And I thought Jimmy Carter was a horrible President.
October 27, 2010
I have been asked several times for recommendations on the candidates. I will give a few opinions on some of the elections.
There are a couple of races I feel strongly about…Marco Rubio is heads and shoulders above the field. I strongly encourage you to vote for him and send a true conservative to Washington. If you have access to the Miami Herald, Morin’s cartoon today is very funny. Crist is trying to get back in good with the Republicans. Too late Charlie!
Lt. Col. Allen West is running against Representative Kline in House District 22. Col. West is a strong conservative voice that will be a great servant of the people, just as he has done for the last 23 years in the Army.
Joe Garcia and David Rivera are in a nasty fight for House seat 25. These two crazed individuals are shining examples of the joke that politics has become. When discussing this race, I find myself asking “Who will they caucus with?” That makes the answer clear, vote Rivera. Garcia is an extreme liberal, and will simply do what Obama tells him to.
If I was in Broward, I would get to vote against Debbie Wasserman Shultz. Voting for the Republican would be a given. Debbie, the attack dog of the Obama administration, should be sent on her way.
There are several Constitutional Ammendments on the ballot. I haven’t researched the questions, but former Governor Jeb Bush has made some recomendations. I read his article and it sounds good to me. Here is the link to that article:
Last but not least, the race for Florida Governor…I am at a loss here. I have deep problems with both candidates. Ms. Sink is too liberal and supports the socialist takeover of our healthcare system, wants more stimulus money, and loves our socialist in Chief. Scott on the other hand, ran a company that defrauded the government, and ultimately you and I out of hundreds of millions of tax dollars. He has been using “his own” (read our) money for his campaign. I can’t in good conscience vote for either of these two.
September 16, 2010
I still blame millionaire Ross Perot for Bill Clinton. Perot spent millions of his own money in a failed campaign for the Presidency. Perot was (still is?) a conservative and the votes he got would have been cast for George H. W. Bush. By splitting the Republican vote, the Country got stuck with Bill Clinton who won the election by a plurality.
I have heard a lot of talk about “Tea Party Candidates” that are splitting the votes and causing havoc in the Republican Party. The people talking about the Tea Party like they are outsiders are mistaken. The vast majority of us that identify ourselves as members of the Tea Party are Republicans. We just happen to be more conservative than the recent leadership of the party.
In the November election, there won’t be three candidates in most of these critical races. The Republican will simply be a more conservative Republican. The fact that a candidate identified themselves with the Tea Party movement only means they are not RINOs. The Tea Party candidate won the Republican nomination and eliminated the establishment backed candidate in the primary.
The Republican leadership seems taken aback that conservative candidates are beating the Party backed candidate. We do not need to elect Republicans who vote like Democrats, or will be out there selling the tax payers down the river so they can “reach across the aisle.” We don’t like liberal policies, and conservative members of Congress that identify themselves with the Tea Party will help stop the insane spending that is going on in Washington.
Speaking of three candidates on the ballot…Republican Marco Rubio has opened a 9.8 point lead over a flip flopping used to be a Republican but couldn’t accept defeat Crist. Meek is so far back that he already updated his resume. I’m sure Obama will make him the Czar of something. Please support the Marco Rubio campaign. Visit his website (http:marcorubio.com) and support a true conservative. Marco Rubio will be a great advocate for conservatives, a defender of freedom, and the American way of life… things that are currently under attack in this Country.
September 8, 2010
I go to the Drudge Report every day to read articles and see what is going on around the Country. Today a headline caught my attention and I went to CBS New York to read the article. The headline read “Long Island Man Arrested for Defending Home With AK-47”.
It seems Mr. George Grier had approximately 20 gang members on his property threatening him, so he shot four rounds into the ground to scare them away. Mr. Grier got arrested. I could write a blog about defending yourself or your property, or our right to bear arms, but I would like to explore the type of elected leadership you get in liberal states.
You may not think local elections are important, but maybe you should go ask Mr. Grier. I think the outcome of this situation would be considerably different if Mr. Grier lived in a “Red” state. The local police would probably try to actually arrest the gang members, or maybe even police the neighborhood so that roving gangs wouldn’t harass citizens in their homes.
As I read the comments to the article, there was plenty of outrage. Unfortunately, the location of the people making the comments was not listed. I wonder if Mr. Grier’s New York neighbors feel this outrage. Do his neighbors think it is just fine for families to be accosted on their property by gang members? I’m sure the gang members are simply misunderstood. They are probably in need of more government sponsored social services.
If there are any outraged New Yorkers, they have only themselves to blame. If you elect liberals to office, you have to live with the laws they create. Remember that in November.
Here’s the article: