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I keep hearing the Republicans are "The Party Of No", but it's the Democrats who keep rejecting legislation passed by the Republican-led House. Earlier this year, the Democrat-led Senate rejected the House budget proposal. In August, the Senate rejected the House's Cut, Cap, And Balance plan to raise the debt limit and balance the budget. Now, the real Party Of No is at it again. It has rejected a House Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government and provide relief for victims of Hurricane Irene and other disasters. Thus, we face ANOTHER possible government shutdown, because the real Party Of No, the Democrats, can never seem to agree on a budget. They haven't passed one in 2 1/2 years. They didn't even agree to pass Obama's budget. They rejected it unanimously.
The reason the Party Of No gave for its rejection this time is it's usual reason - Democrats don't want to cut spending, even though federal spending is far higher than usual and our deficit is astronomical.
When you ask liberals if they believe in corporate welfare, they will overwhelmingly say 'no'. They are outraged over corporate welfare !!! I'm down with that...but then ask those same liberals if Uncle Sam should subsidize renewable energy initiatives, and the answer magically changes to 'yes'. Therefore, liberals are against corporate welfare, except when they are for it.
The country's head liberal, President Obama, is one of those who rails against corporate welfare while he pushes corporate welfare at the same time. As the Prez has told us countless times, he thinks green jobs are the future. That may be true, but Obama omits the part about American green jobs not being so much the NOW. Obama is all about subsidizing green companies at taxpayer risk. As we have seen from the collapse of Obama's favorite green-tech company, Solyndra, along with the collapse of other green companies that were funded by Obama's Stimulus plan, the President's wishes don't make things so. Obama can engage in all the hope and change dreams he wants, but somewhere along the line, reality must be taken into account.
My PC crashed the day before Obama's "jobs" speech, where we discovered that our spendthrift President wants to fork over another $450 billion in hard-earned taxpayer cash for Stimulus II, the American Jobs Act. Because the federal government doesn't actually pay for anything anymore, the bill for Obama's latest spend-o-rama will come due on some future date, to be paid by some future put-upon taxpaying schlub, assuming there are any taxpayers left by then. Oh wait. I nearly forgot. Obama said every penny of Stimulus II is paid for. It's easy to forget that, mainly because Obama didn't say how it will be paid for. He just waved his magic future spending cut wand and commanded the congressional Super Committee to add another $450 billion to the $1.5 trillion in spending cuts the bipartisan committee will never agree upon. No problem. Heck, I don't know why Obama didn't just order that committee to cut $14.6 trillion from future spending and payoff the entire national debt. That would really solve our problems...but only if you believe in magic like Obama does. Using Obama's "it's all paid for because I told them to pay for it later" (ill) logic, everything the federal government has ever done is paid for, because it all will be paid by someone, somehow, someday. The two trillion dollar question is HOW, but our President can't be bothered with such trivialities, not when there's an election to win.
While I was off the grid, our feckless President urged Congress to pass his jobs bill immediately. He took to the campaign trail, leading his shrinking base in choruses of "pass the bill", even though the bill hadn't even been presented to Congress yet. The Prez ain't much of a details guy. We are seeing more evidence of that as we learn the White House pressured the OMB to approve the Solyndra deal in time for VP Biden's photo op, despite the OMB's objections, and despite a credit agency's estimate that Solyndra would run out of money in September 2011, which is exactly what did happen. That cost the put-upon taxpaying schlubs another half billion bucks, but it almost seems like we're talking about Monopoly money these days, the numbers are so large. I remember a time when a half billion dollars seemed like a lot of money, but that was before the Great Fiscal Insanity descended on America like a plague of locusts. Nowadays, a half billion dollars sounds almost like spare change. I'm sure all you put-upon taxpaying schlubs out there can cough up that much dough, can't you ? After all, you are the backstop for every collosal waste of money that any politician in Washington D.C. can dream up.
There's nothing that irks me more than left-wing demands for enormous new federal spending stimulus programs to boost the economy, after we've already spent trillions on those types of stimulus. Such calls seem to be all the rage these days in left-wing circles. I can't turn on a political television program without hearing this insanity being offerred as a solution to our economic woes. Lefties generally accompany their stimulus spending demands with fond reminiscences of the New Deal, along with references to our "manufactured debt crisis", as if those evil right-wingers are making the whole thing up. The favored left-wing conspiracy theories have the GOP "manufacturing" a debt crisis because right-wingers A) Hate black people, and/or B) Want Goldman Sachs to make bigger profits. And lets not forget the ever popular, C) War for oil.
What the leftos can NEVER bring themselves to accept is D) Reality.
Actress Daryl Hannah, co-star of the 1990 movie Crazy People, was arrested in a protest outside the White House on tuesday. Hannah and other environ-mental-ists conducted a sit-in to protest against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada to the Gulf Of Mexico. The actress told reporters she wants to be free from fossil fuels. She's a fan of biodiesel.