Let the Sequester Happen
February 21, 2013, 1:11 pm
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It is probably the only way we will get any negative movement in the spending frenzy in D. C.. Of course everyone says that the sequester is cutting the budget, when in reality all it means is that the spending will be slowed down. You see in Washington, when they say they are cutting spending what they really are doing is slowing the growth in spending. The sequester is only a measure that will cut into the amount to be spent, not an actual cut in spending.

When I figure my budget for next year, I don’t start from where I ended last year, but rather I start from zero and then begin to look at how much money I have coming in and what my goals are for the coming year, then I allocate my funds accordingly. The Government says; we have this much from last year, we will add 10% to that figure and then look at what we want to accomplish in the next fiscal year. So where my figure starts at zero, their figure will start at say 10 billion, then add 10% to that so they actually start at 11 billion then add the figures for the next year to that amount. So in truth there is an automatic hike in spending even though they say they will cut 85 billion in the fiscal year, oh and by the way, since they are already into this fiscal year, won’t the sequester actually take effect in October 2013 for the 2014 Fiscal year? Since they don’t even have a budget, how do they know what to cut and where since they are just spending money like it was water anyway, what do they know as far as what needs to be cut and how to cut it?

I think that all this hype about sequester is just a bunch of bs that needs to be cut out and these supposed grown men and women need to start acting as if they really are grown-ups and not little children throwing a temper tantrum. The original idea came from President Obama, it was passed by both houses (a pox on them all) of congress and signed by this president. They are all equally to blame and yet they want to put it all on the Republicans. It is time for the posturing to end, for this narcissist in chief to stop being a bully and get to work on fixing the stupid mess he has gotten us into. Lead stupid or get out-of-the-way!

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The Plan
September 10, 2012, 10:06 am
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I keep reading how the Democrats say that Mitt Romney doesn’t have a plan except to give tax cuts to the rich and destroy the middle class. I have to admit that really torques my jaws. Mitt Romney does have a plan and lets take a look at some of it now.

1. Spending: First – repeal Obamacare immediate savings 95 Billion dollars a year.
Second – Privatize Amtrak — Savings: $1.6 Billion. Despite requirement that Amtrak operate on a for-profit basis, it continues to receive about $1.6 billion in taxpayer funds each year. Forty-one of Amtrak’s 44 routes lost money in 2008 with losses ranging from $5 to $462 per passenger. This is a complete political boondoggle and needs to be privatized. Third – Reduce Foreign Aid. Why do we give money to countries that want to destroy us? Fourth – Eliminate Title X Family Planning Funding — Savings: $300 Million. Title X subsidizes family planning programs that benefit abortion groups like Planned Parenthood. I keep hearing that Government should get out of our bedrooms, this will help make it happen.
Fifth – Align Federal Employee Compensation With The Private Sector — Savings: $47 Billion. Federal compensation exceeds private sector levels by as much as 30 to 40 percent when benefits are taken into account. This must be corrected.
This is only a partial list of the changes Mitt would make to spending. Click on the Spending title and you will be able to read the whole platform on spending.

2. Energy:
Establish fixed timetables for all resource development approvals
Create one-stop shop to streamline permitting process for approval of common activities
Implement fast-track procedures for companies with established safety records to conduct pre-approved activities in pre-approved areas
Ensure that environmental laws properly account for cost in regulatory process
Amend Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide from its purview
Expand NRC capabilities for approval of additional nuclear reactor designs
Streamline NRC processes to ensure that licensing decisions for reactors on or adjacent to approved sites, using approved designs, are complete within two years

Conduct comprehensive survey of America’s energy reserves
Open America’s energy reserves for development
Expand opportunities for U.S. resource developers to forge partnerships with neighboring countries
Support construction of pipelines to bring Canadian oil to the United States
Prevent overregulation of shale gas development and extraction

This is just a small part of the overall plan of Mitt Romney as our President. I hope you will read the rest of his plan and share it with others as well. It is a good and sensible plan which will help to get us back on the right track to fiscal and energy independence. Let me know what you think about all this, because this is an election that will have a huge impact on the direction of our nation for years to come, from monetary policy, to supreme court justices. Thanks for reading and joining the discussion.

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