Archives for: July 2011
By Carole on Jul 30, 2011
It's obvious from the concessions made by President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats that they cannot make a reasonable case for their various positions on raising the debt ceiling. Mr. Obama keeps scolding his political opposition, demonizing Americans who already pay the lion's share of federal taxes and threatening our most vulnerable citizens with starvation and homelessness; but he and his Congressional accomplices can not explain why higher taxes, more borrowing and more government spending would improve the economic health of the country.
By Carole on Jul 29, 2011
In his latest attempt to appear relevant in the debt ceiling negotiations, President Barack Obama took to the podium again this morning and declared that there are "plenty of ways out of this mess." As usual he offered no details on any of the ways that would supposedly escape his veto pen. Meanwhile, the dues of some hard working people are being used by their union bosses to help spread the president's lies, class warfare message and bogus threats against our most vulnerable citizens.
By Carole on Jul 28, 2011
Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) debt reduction bill looks likely to pass in the House of Representatives today. Of course it still has to make it through the Senate and past President Barack Obama's oft-threatened veto so there's no victory for the Republicans and the nation yet. But there have already been significant defeats for Mr. Obama and the Democrats.
By Carole on Jul 27, 2011
At a fundraiser yesterday, Former Massachusetts Governor and current contender for the GOP presidential nomination Mitt Romney said his short list for the Vice President is "[Virginia Governor Bob] McDonnell, Governor [Chris] Christie of New Jersey and [Senator] Marco Rubio of Florida." Obviously Mr. Romney is trying to boost the appeal of his candidacy with the many conservatives who find his record lacking, but this premature discussion of a running mate might have the opposite effect.
By Carole on Jul 26, 2011
Asked why President Barack Obama was making a primetime address on the debt crisis last night, a White House official said, "I guarantee you that 80% of the audience tonight has never seen more than a 10 second clip of the president talking about this." Need proof? A new poll out today shows 46% of Americans have more faith in the president to handle the debt issue while just 34% trust Congressional Republicans more, but of those same Americans surveyed, 45% don't want the debt ceiling raised at all fearing that would lead to higher government spending and make the national debt bigger.