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Gun Bill by Cruz and Grassley
April 19, 2013, 3:31 pm
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At Townhall.com Kevin glass reports that Grassley from Iowa and Cruz from TX have authored a new gun bill, the difference with this bill is it makes some sense. What these two Senators are trying to have happen is that existing law will be enforced. What a strange idea, that we would actually want the government to enforce the laws already on the books. Of course they also want to restrict the government from another “Fast and Furious.”

One of the things that is supposed to be a part of the NICS system is convictions (felony) and mental illness which has not been reported in many states at all. In the case of the last few nuts who killed innocent folks, they had issues that were never reported. Sen. Grassley is very concerned about this, and said; “I’ve been very interested in the mental health aspect of this debate, so we include provisions to study and address that issue.” Also Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is co-sponsoring this bill.

These Senators want to improve and reauthorize grants for the NICS database. Require Federal Courts to submit relevant info to NICS, that is a part of wanting the government to support the and enforce laws, it is a shame when the Federal Courts won’t support the law of the land. The also ask that mental health records are submitted to NICS, many States have ignored that requirement. Federal Grant money will not go to states that do not submit mental health records to NICS. Increase fed prosecution of gun violence. Also we need to see prosecution of those people who are caught lying on their statements regarding trying to purchase guns.

There are many other provisions that do not infringe on 2nd Amendment rights, but do place the onus on those who are tasked to provide law enforcement. Also to basically force the DOJ to do the job it is tasked to do, and stop the political focus of prosecution or lack of same.

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Continuing Scare Campaign
February 25, 2013, 10:11 am
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The Congressional Budget Office keeps saying one thing and the White House – President Obama and his propaganda team saying the opposite. The Daily Caller has an article today in regard to the latest propaganda push by the White House. According to the President, if the sequester is allowed to stand, the country will suffer greatly. First on his list is that he will cut one aircraft carrier from the middle east battle group.

Unless you pay more taxes, of course he is referring to the top earners in our society, which he already upped taxes on in December. Of course he neglects to admit that you are also paying higher taxes, since your payroll tax has been put back in place, so you have less money in your pocket. Oh but did the President not say that if you make less than $250,000.00 you would not have higher taxes? This president will screw you again if you continue to listen to his rhetoric, the tax hikes will go to fund his programs not to bring down the deficit. It will mean even more tax hikes when we get to the next CRISIS that the White House can manufacture.

I was really impressed when the President stood in front of a bunch of first responders and said that the sequester was going to hurt them, that police officers and firemen would not get the equipment they need, some would be laid off so there would be less help in times of need. Now he is in the process of getting the nations governors on board by saying that states would not get funding if the sequester goes into effect.

Let us look at reality for a change. 1. There is no budget, so there is no way to stop spending. 2. We are already half way through the Fiscal Year, you will not be able to cut what has already been spent. 3. Much of the spending that is supposed to be cut is not even going to be paid out for several years.

The truth is that although a line item in an expense report for this fiscal year shows money being paid out this year, much of these things are paid out over several years, but Federal Accounting practices, which are not real world by any stretch of the imagination, show it all going out now. Of course the other truth is that since we are half way through the fiscal year, we actually can only reduce spending by about 42 billion dollars instead of the 87 billion that they keep talking about.

Bob Woodward wrote an article in the Washington Post on 24 Feb. in which he says: “When the president asks that a substitute for the sequester include not just spending cuts but also new revenue, he is moving the goal posts.” This is very true, when Obama requested that the sequester be put in, as an exchange with the GOP to raise the Federal Debt Ceiling to 16 Trillion, (so he could put off the deficit talk until after the 2012 election), he wanted to have a club to hold over the Congress (read GOP) for cuts of 1.2 Trillion dollars over 10 years.

Yes, both Democrats and Republicans voted for this draconian measure, however, Mr. Obama who now says it is a terrible thing, signed it into law. The original idea was to force cuts to the budget (which does not exist), but now the President wants more REVENUE which is another way of saying MORE TAXES and of course cuts in spending. The only problem with this idea of cuts in spending is that it really means SLOWING THE GROWTH IN SPENDING! That is why I say that Federal Accounting Practices are not real world. Where else could you say that instead of spending 10% more this year we will only spend 9% more, and say that is a cut in spending.

By the way, that is exactly what we are talking about here a cut in the growth in spending of 1% of the entire spending that has been approved. Now there is still no budget, and there probably won’t be one. The President keeps blaming the Republicans for there not being spending cuts to actually trim the budget, that doesn’t exist, when in reality, the Republicans in the House have passed budgets, that cut spending, and the Senate Majority Leader (Harry Reid) tabled them. They never came to the floor, nor to committee to be talked about to be worked on to be amended by Senators. No one on the Senate side ever had to deal with what the Republican House had passed. The President is in full campaign mode again, he wants to scare you into forcing your Senators and Representatives to give him what he wants.

As long as he can keep the people of this country scared about what Congress is or is not doing, he wins. Don’t allow that to happen to you, do not panic, a 1% cut in the rate of growth is not a cut in the budget, it is just a slowing of the growth of spending. The Government will still increase spending by 9% over last year, and if the President gets what he wants, there will be more taxes, more brakes on an already hurting economy, and more chance for the recession to deepening into something no one wants to see but will become a reality if we continue on this path to destruction.

Find out the facts, become an informed people, stop the madness, stop the class warfare.

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Absentee President
October 19, 2012, 11:41 am
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Interesting article today at CNS News. It seems our President expects the U. S. Taxpayer to force congress to raise taxes on some taxpayers, by re-electing him to office. Why can’t he do as Bill Clinton did, talk to the leadership and work out some real compromise instead of telling them it’s my way or the highway. He doesn’t really want to lead, he just wants to continue the vacations that he and his family have enjoyed at our expense. He has met with congressional leaders only twice since January 2012, and then only to tell them to do what he wants or he will let the country go over the fiscal cliff.

He takes credit for the sanctions against Iran, but it was congress that forced him to make those sanctions by passing them by huge majorities in both houses (veto proof). He claims to have created 5 million new jobs that is definitely not truth. Then he says that the Republicans want to destroy the country, when he is well on his way to doing just that. We truly cannot afford another 4 years of 1 trillion + deficits. We are in hock up to our eyeballs, and he wants to continue down this same road, spending more and more. 1.2 trillion on welfare alone in 2011. That is 47 million people on food stamps, of course 2,000 of them are already dead, at least one recipient of SSI lives in Vietnam. The Senate refuses to even discuss much less pass jobs bills from the Republican House. Harry Reid just tables them as soon as they reach his office, and the Senate has not passed a budget in 4 years. The only budget that Obama put out for them to pass, he got zero ZERO votes. Not even one Democrat would vote for that bill.

Folks, it is time to change the direction of our nation, we are headed not just for a fiscal cliff, but for a complete meltdown of our economy. In 4 more years we will be so deep in debt we will never climb out of that hole, our great great grandchildren will be paying the bill and their kids will probably still be paying it. Is that what you want? If so vote for Obama and his socialist view of the world, but if you want to return some sanity to our nation, vote for Romney for President and lets end this horror. While you are at it please vote for conservative Republicans in both the house and the Senate. We really need to reverse this terrible debacle that has been the Obama presidency. Besides, I am tired of Joe Biden and his telling y’all that the Republicans are aiming their guns at you, as he did in Las Vegas yesterday, and that the Republicans will put African American people back in chains. That horrified me when he said it and yet the Democratic party just loved it. Had it been a Republican saying it, he would have been ostracized, and rightly so. Please return sanity to the Presidency in November.

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