Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.."
-- Winston Churchill
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the
wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person
must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the
government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to
work because the other half is going to take care of them;
and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work,
because somebody else is going to get what they work for,
that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Monday, January 9, 2012
We have a friend who sends us the greatest e-mails! Check this out...
This cuts through all the political doublespeak we get.
It puts it into a much better perspective and is the same for many countries in Europe ...
Why the U.S. was downgraded:
* U.S. Tax revenue: $ 2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $ 3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:
* Annual family income: $ 21,700
* Money the family spent: $ 38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $ 16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts: $ 385
Got It ?????
OK now Lesson # 2: Here's another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:
Let's say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup ...and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.
What do you think you should do ......
Raise the ceilings, or pump out the crap?
Your choice is coming Nov. 2012...
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
In a bid to stem taxpayer losses for bad loans guaranteed by federal housing agencies Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) proposed that borrowers be required to make a 5% down payment in order to qualify.
His proposal was rejected 57-42 on a party-line vote because, as Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) explained, "Passage of such a requirement would restrict home ownership to only those who can afford it."
Does this explain liberals to you?
I can't add anything to this.
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Washington Times
Call it an occupational hazard, but I can’t look at the Occupy Wall
Street protesters without thinking, who parented these people"?
As a culture columnist, I’ve commented on the social and political
ramifications of the movement - now known as OWS - whose fairyland
agenda can be summarized by one of their placards: Everything for
Thanks to their pipe-dream platform, it’s clear there are people with
serious designs on transformational change in
the protesters like bed springs in a brothel.
Yet it’s not my role as a commentator that prompts my parenting
question, but rather the fact that I’m the mother of four teens and
young adults. There are some crucial life lessons that the protesters’
moms clearly have not passed along.
Here, then, are five things the OWS protesters’ mothers should have
taught their children but obviously didn’t, so I will:
I Life isn’t fair. The concept of justice - that everyone should be
treated fairly - is a worthy and worthwhile moral imperative on which
our nation was founded. But justice and economic equality are not the
same. Or, as Mick Jagger said, ‘You can’t always get what you want.’
II No matter how you try to ‘level the playing field,’ some people have
better luck, skills, talents or connections that land them in better
places. Some seem to have all the advantages in life but squander
them, others play the modest hand they’re dealt and make up the
difference in hard work and perseverance, and some find jobs on Wall
Street and eventually buy houses in the
III Nothing is ‘free.’ Protesting with signs that seek ‘free’ college
degrees and ‘free’ health care make you look like idiots, because
colleges and hospitals don’t operate on rainbows and sunshine. There
is no magic money machine to tap for your meandering educational
careers and ‘slow paths’ to adulthood, and the 53 percent of taxpaying
Americans owe you neither a degree nor an annual physical.
IV While I’m pointing out this obvious fact, here are a few other things
that are not free: overtime for police officers and municipal workers,
trash hauling, repairs to fixtures and property, condoms, Band-Aids
and the food that inexplicably appears on the tables in your makeshift
protest kitchens. Real people with real dollars are underwriting your
civic temper tantrum.
V Your word is your bond. When you demonstrate to eliminate student
loan debt, you are advocating precisely the lack of integrity you
decry in others. Loans are made based on solemn promises to repay
them. No one forces you to borrow money; you are free to choose
educational pursuits that don’t require loans, or to seek technical or
vocational training that allows you to support yourself and your
ongoing educational goals. Also, for the record, being a college
student is not a state of victimization. It’s a privilege that
billions of young people around the globe would die for - literally.
‘ A protest is not a party. On Saturday in
mad dash from my cab to the door of my hotel to avoid you, I saw what
isn’t evident in the newsreel footage of your demonstrations: Most of
you are doing this only for attention and fun. Serious people in a
sober pursuit of social and political change don’t dance jigs down
foolish, you smell gross, you are clearly high and you don’’t seem to
realize that all around you are people who deem you irrelevant.
‘ There are reasons you haven’t found jobs. The truth Your tattooed
necks, gauged ears, facial piercings and dirty dreadlocks are
off-putting. Nonconformity for the sake of nonconformity isn’t a
virtue. Occupy reality: Only 4 percent of college graduates are out of
work. If you are among that 4 percent, find a mirror and face the
problem. It’s not them. It’s you.