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Happy Year 2013! We’re in Trouble!

I’d like to take the moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year. However, I might want to add that my wish is by no means a guarantee. I fear that 2013 is going to be a terrible year, and it will result in hardships of all sorts. Here are some of my reasons… 1. Fiscal Cliff jumping: It appears that we are going to go off the “fiscal cliff.” What does that mean? It means that Obama’s negotiating position was “give me exactly what I want, and nothing less.” The members of the stupid party, however, made many concessions, and proved themselves to be RINO’s. They even went as far to offer one of Nancy Pelosi’s former proposals. But … Read entire article »

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Obama: “It’s the right thing to do for the country…”

Most of you already know that in the early morning hours on this 1st day of 2013 the Senate voted to increases taxes on wealthy Americans while making the current tax rates on the middle class permanent.  For every $41 dollars in revenue generated in taxes there is $1 dollar in spending cuts.  Nothing and I mean nothing with the national debt was addressed.  Out of control spending was not addressed.  Florida Senator, Marco Rubio hammered this point home when he said, “Thousands of small businesses, not just the wealthy, will now be forced to decide how they’ll pay this new tax and, chances are, they’ll do it by firing employees, cutting back their hours and benefits, or postponing the new hire they were looking to make.  And to make matters … Read entire article »

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Fiscal Cliff: Republicans and the Art of Surrender…

I have been saying all along that more than likely the framework of a fiscal cliff deal was crafted months ago and that all we’re seeing now is nothing more than political theater.  The actual plan was probably hammered out by leaders from both parties and the President before the election and now they’re putting on a show for the American people.  They’re playing us.  As more of the plan leaks out you will see that real spending cuts are not even addressed.  This is about raising revenue to continue the expansion of government, further shackling the American people and both parties desire this state.  Substantial spending cuts and entitlement reforms downsize the size of government and no one in Washington really wants that. This is why entitlement reforms were taken … Read entire article »

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No more secret deals: It’s time for conservatives to put Obama on defense

I’ve been saying for some time now that John Boehner must go.  And it finally looks as if there’s some momentum in congress to make this happen in the aftermath of the “Plan B” fiasco that occurred this past Thursday night and the purging of fiscally minded conservatives from key committee positions.  After two years of leading the Republicans to a place called nowhere, Republicans are now beginning to see the damage that Speaker Boehner is doing to the party.  In fact over the last two years Boehner has predictably caved in on every major spending issue that he has had to face.   You can read about the move to unseat Boehner over at America’s Watchtower. President Obama has used Boehner’s predictability against Republicans.  He has been able to shape the … Read entire article »

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Let it Burn: Should the GOP Allow Obama to Raise Taxes?

An idea has been mentioned that perhaps the GOP should simply vote “present” for any “fiscal cliff” vote, and allow Obama to raise all the taxes they want. Then, as the thinking goes, Obama and the Democrats will take the blame for the job losses and such that result. The Trifecta panel, via PJ Media, discusses this… While the panel only lightly discussed the media’s role in any scenario I think it’s important. Because, even if the GOP gives Obama exactly what he wants, it will never be Obama’s fault. Even if the exact tax increases that Obama requests are found to be directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of jobs going away, it will never be reported. You see, we don’t live in a post modern … Read entire article »

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President Obama and mob rule

In the latter days of the Roman Empire it was mob rule that guided Rome to its eventual demise.  Emperors remained in power for as long as the mob was entertained and distracted.  Emperors recognized the power of the mob and used it to increase their popularity and gain support for radical reforms and much like the Roman Emperors of old who used the mobs to advance their agenda today very little has changed. America stands on the edge of a fiscal cliff.  There is gridlock in Washington and both sides appear to be unwilling to compromise.  Where is President Obama?  Why isn’t he in Washington leading?   Because Obama recognizes the power of the mob and he’s still in campaign mode traveling around the country stirring the mob up.  Check out … Read entire article »

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Teeing it up: A Round at the LINKs (Fiscal Cliff edition)

The other day I wrote a post about the fiscal cliff negotiations and how I believe a deal has already been made behind closed doors.  That all we’re seeing now is political theater with both sides grandstanding in an attempt to appeal to their bases.  The basis for reaching this conclusion is I believe in the end there is very little difference between the two political parties in regards to their end state goals of achieving a larger more intrusive government in our lives.  In fact the only difference between the two is how fast we get there.  Most of these folks have worked together for a number of years playing the Washington game and it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that many of them are good friends behind … Read entire article »

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The Greatest Show on Earth “THE FISCAL CLIFF”

Everyone knows the news cycle drives the topics that Americans focus on.  The current news cycle is focusing on the “fiscal cliff’ and these secret discussions going on behind closed doors to avert a fiscal disaster at the turn of the year.  This so called “fiscal cliff” is a crisis that was completely manufactured by Washington D.C. politicians when they failed to act last year.  It’s an environment that Washington politicians feed off of because it’s nothing more than political theater.  They have an opportunity to grandstand and make empty promises to their constituents.  But in the end it’s nothing more than a show being put on for the American people by both major parties.  It provides the perfect venue for them to do what they do best…lie to the … Read entire article »

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Warning: Conservative pundits like Bill Kristol will destroy the Republican Party

How any conservative can say with a straight face that raising taxes on anyone no matter rich or poor is a good thing is beyond me; however this is exactly what some conservative pundits are suggesting.  The below video is our video of the week.  It should act as a reminder of what is wrong with the Republican Party.  Check it out. Just because the Democrats have done a good job with their class warfare rhetoric and have managed to convince a large number of uninformed Americans that those who have achieved success and wealth in America are evil doesn’t make them right. Instead of the Republicans caving in again and shifting their party platform a little farther to the left, maybe they should stand by their principles of lower taxes … Read entire article »

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It’s time to do the right thing…

For the last couple of days I’ve been observing the Benghazi hearings and the negotiations going on with Boehner and Democratic leaders to prevent us from going off a fiscal cliff.  It appears the left cares more about politicizing events to advance the agenda of their political party than doing what’s right and good for America and I’m personally tired of it.  Benghazi is a no-brainer. After seven hours of fighting and numerous requests for help, we failed to answer the call and left our citizens to die in the streets of Benghazi.  This alone is absolutely unacceptable, but what made it worse was the President misleading the American people by telling us it was a spontaneous event caused by some obscure video.  We now have learned that top White House … Read entire article »

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