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The picture above doesn't really pertain to today's topic, but I thought I'd post it anyway, because it cracks me up.
A third Democrat-appointed judge in a row has declared ObamaCare to be constitutional. The latest ruling comes from a D.C. judge, Gladys Kessler, appointed by President Clinton. Here is some of the "logic" from that judge:
Liberals dishonestly condemned the protesters of the Tea Party movement as racist, fascist, extremists bent on violence. There was no violence by those protesters. They were peaceful, and they weren't racist or fascist either, but liberals found a few signs in the crowd that sounded kind of extreme. They used those signs to endlessly condemn the entire movement.To read more or comment...
If you want to know why it's so difficult to reign in government spending, look no further than Wisconsin. That state faces a $3.6 billion budget deficit over two years, and to help balance the budget, Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker is trying to pass legislation that asks public employees to contribute a small portion to their own pensions and health care insurance. Here are some of the key points of the legislation, according to the Daily Caller:To read more or comment...
Newly elected Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) took office facing an $8 billion state budget shortage. In addition to winning the governorship, Republicans also won lots of seats in Wisconsin's state legislature during last fall's elections, giving the GOP effective control of state government. That's the way democracy goes, somebody wins and somebody loses.
In order to close the budget gap, Walker and his fellow Republicans brought a budget repair bill forward for a vote in the Wisconsin Senate. That bill required public employee union members to contribute to their own healthcare and pensions, just like most private sector employees do. It also ended most of the collective bargaining rights of public employees. It allowed the state to decide the salaries the state should pay it's union workers, like the government does with it's non-union employees, and like about 90% of the companies in America do.To read more or comment...
For the second year in a row, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Politicial Action Conference (CPAC). Paul is noted for his Libertarian political views. Here are the full results of the poll:
Congressman Ron Paul (Texas): 30%
Mitt Romney (Mass.): 23%
Former NM Gov. Gary Johnson: 6%
NJ Gov. Chris Christie: 6%
Newt Gingrich: 5%
Former Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty: 4%
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann: 4%
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels: 4%
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin: 3%
Businessman Herman Cain: 2%
Former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee: 2%
Former Penn. Senator Rick Santorum: 2%
So. Dakota Senator John Thune: 2%
Fomer Utah Gov. John Hunstman: 1%
Miss. Governor Haley Barbour: 1%
On sunday, and then again on monday, President Obama announced plans to cut federal spending by $80 billion per year for five years. That's a total of $400 billion in spending cuts.
On tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden announced plans to spend the lion's share of that first year's savings on a $53 billlion plan to build high speed rail.To read more or comment...
No, I'm not talking about Obama's pre-Super Bowl interview with Bill O'Reilly of Fox News. I'm talking about Obama's speech before the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce on monday. The liberal and publicly-financed NPR billed it as 'Obama Faces The Opposition In Speech To Chamber Of Commerce'. NPR points out that the Chamber Of Commerce spent $50 million to help Republicans win elections last november (and now you know why liberals were so upset about the Citizens United ruling, which upheld political free speech in this country. Liberals don't want groups opposed to the liberal agenda to have free speech. Liberals only support the U.S. Constitution when it helps liberals. The rest of the time they consider it an irrelevant and musty old document that only radical wingnuts embrace).
Let's stop for a minute and ask ourselves...what does it say about a U.S. President when the Chamber Of Commerce, who represents U.S. business interests, is considered the "opposition" to said President ? What would such a President be opposed to - jobs, wealth, economic growth, or what ? (Note to liberals - businesses create jobs and wealth, not the government). President Obama has learned what happens when a President is considered anti-business. Over 80% of the candidates endorsed by the Chamber Of Commerce over the last several elections have won.To read more or comment...
Twenty six states are challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare.To read more or comment...
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has been in Congress for 29 years. He has a degree from Harvard Law School. You'd think Schumer might have some idea about how our government works. You'd be wrong. Here's Chucky, who never met a camera or microphone he didn't like, opining on our three branches of government:To read more or comment...