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By Carole on Aug 16, 2011
It looks like tea-party-style fiscal responsibility is spreading across the Atlantic. As European leaders struggle with their own debt crises, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are pushing the 17 nations that use the euro to add balanced budget requirements to their constitutions.
By Carole on Aug 7, 2011
Imagine if on the night Paul Revere made his famous ride, the colonists cursed him softly, rolled over and went back to sleep. Then imagine that the red coats were able to stop the Revolution even before it began and all those would be revolutionaries blamed Mr. Revere. That alternate reality came to mind today when I tuned into CBS's Face the Nation. David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's chief re-election strategist, appeared on the program and referred to the US credit rating downgrade as "essentially a tea party downgrade."
By Carole on Aug 5, 2011
"The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual." No, the person who said these words was not referring to the Obama administration's absurd notion of spending our way out of debt and the lies meant to threaten our most vulnerable citizens. This statement was made by Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) on MSNBC's Morning Joe program and he was talking about stifling the free speech of those associated with the Tea Party Movement.
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 18, 2011
In his press conference just days ago, President Barack Obama was asked about the so-called Tea Party Plan to resolve the current debt crisis (a $2.4 trillion increase in the debt ceiling with matching spending cuts). He dismissed it saying, "You’ll probably see the House vote on a couple of things just to make political statements." But today his administration seems concerned enough over that 'political statement' to threaten a veto should the 'Cut, Cap and Balance' plan make it to his desk.