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So this week, the government program du-jour is a $50 billion dollar infrastructure plan to “rebuild roads, railways, and runways.” This is what President Obama now wants Congress to pass.
Looking back, wasn’t that what the $787 Billion dollar stimulus project was supposed to fix? Weren’t those supposed to be “shovel ready jobs” that would focus on infrastructure? So $787 Billion didn’t do it, but now we think that $50 billion more will?
Wake up Mr. Obama, hope is gone and there is no change left in the kitty. It’s time to smell the coffee, and take back congress, people! We’ve had enough Kool-Aid. Government spending will never turn an economy around. Only the ingenuity of the private sector can save us at this point and right now with all of the new rules, regulations, and anti-business environment that has taken over Washington, that possibility is also fading fast.
Get out there and make sure that in November, congress is NOT in the hands of the people who are spending us into oblivion!
Pennsylvania has become the first state to receive funding for federally funded abortions. According to Red Orbit, Pennsylvania will receive $160,000,000 which will directly fund abortions through the high risk insurance pool. This was authorized by the same Obama administration who came out with the unenforceable executive order that they said would prevent abortions from being federally funded. We knew that was a lie.
Blanche Lincoln, on her website, in town hall meetings, and interviews, promised that she would not vote for any measure that would allow for abortions to be federally funded beyond what the Hyde amendment would allow. Here’s Blanche’s statement regarding abortion from last year:
The Health Care Reform Bill adopted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee (H.R. 3200) includes a provision that explicitly prohibits federal subsidies to any health plan that chooses to cover abortions beyond the Hyde Amendment restriction. Finally, I will not support a health care plan that allows federal funding of abortions beyond the Hyde Amendment.
If you remember the long debate of last summer, there were plenty of people from Sarah Palin to James Dobson who warned us repeatedly that Obamacare would allow for federally funded abortions. We knew…it’s kind of hard to believe that Blanche Lincoln couldn’t figure out that this is what would happen.
Pennsylvania is just the first state. Other states are following suit and will be receiving their money soon-(money that we don’t have by the way).
If you are tired of politicians pushing their social agendas, spending money that they don’t have, and then lying about it on top of everything else, make sure that you send a message, loud and clear this November!
Right now some of you are saying that I’m unfair in my assessment. Where are your facts, you say. O.k. here are the reasons for a grade of F.
1. The delay in getting involved. President Obama took weeks to become engaged in this crisis.
2. The failure to clear the red tape so that people like Bobby Jindal could authorize the actions that would have kept a lot more of the oil off shore. Finally Bobby Jindal said just do it-we aren’t waiting any more. Go Bobby!
3. The failure to allow other countries with expertise in oil clean up come to help us. At least 13 offers of help from other countries/companies have been rejected. Shame on you Mr. Obama.
4. The move to stop all other deep water drilling until further notice. That reasoning is like saying, “Since we’ve had a car crash on I-80 that has backed up traffic for miles, no other cars may be made or sold until further notice.” That logic is warped! We still need the oil and those people still need those jobs!
5. The failure to allow drilling on land in places like Alaska that would be much safer than deep water drilling.
6. The attempt to take this awful oil spill and turn it into a launching pad for new energy taxes, cap and trade, and other progressive job killing legislation. Forget about cap and trade! CAP THE WELL!
My grade for the President……F.
Tax day didn’t dampen the spirits of the hundreds of tea partiers who gathered in Fort Smith, AR. Flags, posters, pins, and upbeat music were the order of the day.
The crowd listened to many speakers all of whom touched on the the high spending in Washington, the need to repeal the the healthcare reform law and, of course, the upcoming elections in November.
The crowd was very upbeat and the reactions from passersby were mostly positive. I can report that the only negative reaction that I saw was from a liberal driving by who used her middle finger to express herself even though she was driving by a crowd that contained many children. (And the liberals are worried about the way we behave?)
Shortly before the end of the party, FOX News contributor, Dick Morris, came by to address the crowd. His various stops in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, and Little Rock were paid for by the group Americans For Prosperity.
Mr. Morris was enthusiastically received. He asked all of those who were in attendance who were running for political office to join him on the dais. He asked them all to take a pledge of no more taxes, which they all did. Mr. Morris then reported that Steve Womack who is running for Congress to take John Boozman’s spot in congress had declined to take that pledge. The Cross Section will keep you updated with any any additional news on that front.
T.E.A. parties happened across the nation today, not just in Fort Smith. You have to wonder what Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and President Obama are thinking in their heart of hearts. If they aren’t worried about November, they should be!
Newsweek reporter Howard Fineman, in his new article, “Lessons from the Republican Leadership Conference” talks about how few people of color there were at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Mr. Fineman says:
Other than former Oklahoma congressman J. C. Watts and RNC chairman Michael Steele, who spoke to the gathering, I don’t think I saw a single African-American at the event. I’m not sure I saw a Latino or Asian person there, either—except for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. I shouldn’t have expected anything else, of course: “Southern, white, Republican, conservative” is a quadruple redundancy. They have as much right to hold a meeting as any other group. But I couldn’t escape the feeling that, as amped up and potent as this crowd felt inside the ballroom, there is another, larger world—and another generation—rising elsewhere.
Whether intentional or not, it sounds like Mr. Fineman is raising the ugly spector of racism. This is a criticism that is often heaped upon conservative Republicans. Just look at recent reports of the tea partiers. You can find any number of articles accusing them of being racist rednecks.
I was there in New Orleans. Here’s what I can report. We spoke to a gentleman from Massachusetts who had fled Cuba and who wanted to tell as many people as possible about the dangers of socialism. He wasn’t a white, southern person; but he was conservative and Republican.
We also watched Herman Cain speak to the crowd. If you don’t know Mr. Cain, he’s an African-American. When he was through, the crowd was on their feet applauding wildly. That response didn’t look like the response of a racist crowd.
I do know that it’s pretty hard these days to be a person of color who “comes out” and tells people that they are conservative. They are called oreos and Uncle Toms by those who consider them to be a traitor to their race.
So, why were there not more people of color at the conference in New Orleans? Was it that they were discouraged from coming? If so, then by whom? I know that the GOP would love to attract more people from all walks of life because that’s how you win elections. So, I don’t think it’s the GOP doing the discouraging. I believe that there weren’t more people of color in the crowd because of the perceived notions about the Republican party by those in the main stream media. I think that there weren’t more people of color in the crowd because the Democratic party and the main stream media have been so successful in unfairly portraying the Republican party as a party of unfeeling, rich, racists.
If we are going to get beyond racism in this country, then we need to stop portraying an entire movement, whether it’s the tea party movement or the Republican party with the broad brush strokes of racism. I didn’t see racism in New Orleans. I saw people who have a different idea than President Obama about the way things should be done in this country. Last time I looked, having a different idea didn’t make you a racist.
America is still reeling from the heath care debacle. While we are still bandaging our wounds and strategizing about the best way to repeal health care legislation, Barack Obama has already painted his next target…CAP AND TRADE or, more accurately known as Cap and TAX.
Were you pleasantly surprised by the recent announcements about nuclear power and off-shore drilling being opened up? Don’t be fooled. Here’s the real scoop. The EPA is going to announce new CO2 rules which will make CO2 a poison that will now be regulated by the EPA. Yes, the stuff that you breathe out and that plants breathe in will now be subject to regulation. This will of course be difficult on businesses because they will be looking at new fees, new penalties, and new taxes, which will be passed along to you guessed it: us.
Now the President knows that this is pretty negative news and so what does he do? He says, “But wait! I’ll let you drill for oil!” Don’t believe it. According to the Department of the Interior, which is also under the President’s control, there will be “years of hearings”. Several years according the sources in the Department of the Interior. Then, after the hearings, they will give environmentalists, a time to also be heard to object to drilling. What does this mean? No drilling until at least the end of the decade, if ever.
Obama is trying to do bait and switch or in military terms, diversion and then flank attack. He wants you to think that he’s really supportive of more nuclear energy and more drilling and while you and I are thinking, well, maybe he’s not so bad, he’ll push his cap and tax policies.
Don’t be fooled America! President Obama isn’t stupid, but he sure thinks that you and I are! Don’t let the diversion work. Let your representatives know that we need drilling NOW and we do not need cap and tax to put a further drain on our economy!