It is so utterly incompressible that people can be so dumb. To claim that withholding Congressional pay when Congress is not doing its job is impossible? Especially when all one has to do is pull out their handy dandy pocket Constitution and turn to Article I, Section 6.
Here is what is said, verbatim, about Congressional pay:
“The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States.”
That’s it. It doesn’t say how much they should get or how that amount is ascertained, except that such pay is to be determined, by law.
So, if a law is passed saying that Congress gets paid $0 if they don’t do their job and pass a budget then there is no Constitutional conflict. After all, $0 is an amount of compensation.
So let’s stop with the lies. Let’s stick to the truth. And let’s all just be happy and do the right things.
Look, if you’re like me, and work in the private sector, and don’t do your job, you don’t get paid. Congress should be held to the same standards. And it is perfectly Constitutional to hold them to said standards.
Come on! You really have to be an idiot to not catch yourself saying something that bizarre and NOT correct yourself immediately!
The Question I have is why is there so much anger directed at him by the media who feel they were duped? Why? After all, this is the same media that has ignored every lie, both little and big, President Obama has told and then been caught in. So why the double standard?
Manti Te’o was just following President Obama’s example.
President Obama has repeatedly tried to paint himself as a man of the little people, yet his entire life has been of privilege. He was privileged rom the time he entered one of the most prestigious private schools as a child to the moment he was swept into office on a wave of “Hope and Change” that no one with a brain in their heads believed.
President Obama regularly talked about how he would halve the national deficit by the end of his first term. And what did we get? Another six trillion in debt on top of our nine trillion at the time. And the media just sat there and acted like it was no big deal.
President Obama begged and pleaded with people to believe him when he said he didn’t want to take away the second amendment rights of Americans. Yet what is he doing today? He is trying to do an end run around Congress and seeking ways to impinge upon the second amendment rights of Americans.
Obama lied about his mother and the evil health care company that supposedly cheated her. Then, of course, there was the lie by Obama’s surrogates about Mitt Romney causing the death of a man’s wife with cancer during the last campaign.
Fast and furious? All but buried.
Benghazigate? Every time Hillary is slated to testify she has another slip and fall or complication to her health.
The list goes on and on.
So I say to the mainstream media, give Manti Te’o a break! At least until you are serious about investigating the goings on of the Oval Office. You know, something that actually matters? As compared to a demented college athlete who once again showed how easily you fools can be taken?
But the facts continue to be, as much as liberals guffaw over it, that it is not guns that kill people, but other people. These “other” people are either criminals by choice with a long history of violent crimes, but who cannot be kept in prison because liberals don’t think locking people up is a good idea, or mentally unstable individuals that, again, liberals refuse to let our society help because they think it is politically impolite to label people as not being in full control of their faculties.
Look, I own several guns. I have a Mossberg 500 shotgun (with breacher barrel), a Saiga .308 (with high capacity magazine), and two .40 caliber handguns. You know how many people have been murdered by those guns? The answer is none. Yes, contrary to popular liberal belief, the guns I own don’t murder anyone. They haven’t murdered anyone because I am a responsible, mentally stable, law abiding citizen.
And, just to further test liberal theory that it really is guns that kill people, recently I took out all the guns, laid them on my dresser with clips and ammo. I then went to sleep. In the morning, I woke up and the ammo did not mysteriously jump into the clips, the clips did not mysteriously pop themselves into the guns, and the guns did not cock themselves and fire at me in the middle of the night. I think that this test proves, rather conclusively, that without the hand of someone that wants to use the gun to commit a crime actually loading and firing the weapon, nothing bad will happen.
I also think that there is a common thread clearly able to be seen here. These sorts of criminals and nutjobs who like to commit mass murder are picking places that liberals have deemed, arbitrarily of course, to be safe. You know, like Gun Free School Zones? Yeah, ask the parents of those dead children in Newtown, Connecticut how that worked out for them.
You know, it’s funny. For as much as liberals want to blame guns for violence and murders, and work oh so diligently to pry them from the hands of American citizens, you know where you never hear of mass shootings and murders? I’ll tell you where: NRA meetings, gun shows, and Tea Party rallies. Funny, huh? Because at each and every one of those events, I guarantee you, people are packing. And, if they aren’t packing, there are guns nearby and ready to be used in self-defense. Gee, I wonder why there aren’t mass murders galore at these sorts of events if guns really are the problem?
Of course, we all know the answer. Even liberals, as dim as they are, know the answer too. But they won’t admit it. The reason is, as the old saying goes, guns don’t kill people. But crazy ass liberals who think that they are entitled to other people’s stuff sure do. And sometimes they even use guns. So the answer, as always, is it simply keep liberals (those people who want to take other people’s stuff or even life) from having guns.
Yes, that’s right, Democrats, along with a minority of the majority Republicans in the House, voted to raise your taxes as part of the deal to avert the “fiscal cliff”! The Senate approved the measure and Obama, the champion of the middle class, signed off on the deal that will strip money from your paycheck. FYI, I’m firmly middle class.
In addition to raising taxes on the “rich”, liberals on both side of the aisle and in the White House also approved the end to the 2% FICA tax rate cut which you, I, and millions of Americans had been enjoying. That’s ok in their minds though. See, they are hoping that with the New Year, you’ll be getting a raise of more than 2% and that you won’t notice that they have increased your taxes and your take home pay has gone down.
It’s a sneaky psychological ploy for sure, hoping that they can sneak this one by as many people as possible. But it is just typical liberalism, pure and simple. Still, as prices continue to inflate faster than pay rates are going up, I do have to wonder how many people will be left scratching their heads when their checks start rolling in.
Most people I know haven’t received more than a one or two percent raise (if any) each year since Obama was first elected. I worry, for myself and my family, that our pay is basically going to be stagnant from last year. That means that there will not be extra money to do the things we need to do
Vacation? Probably that can be completely forgotten about now. Too bad for all those seasonal workers at the beach who won’t have us visiting their restaurants and attractions. Sorry guys and gals.
New car for the wife? Oh, she needs one, but looks like it will be at least another year and, probably, a used car to help save money. Sorry to all you union autoworkers. And I’m doubly sorry to all you non-union autoworkers.
Good thing there’s been the NHL lockout this year, because I have saved some money by not having to pay for my season tickets.
But, even with the money saved by that situation, I was hoping have enough money to put new windows in the house and get the sewer line permanently fixed. Well, guess what? Looks like one or the other now and not both. Hope whomever doesn’t get my business this year understands that I wanted to hire them, but liberals in Washington forced my hand.
But there’s a really painful thing that resulted from the “fiscal cliff” deal that few are talking about. That painful thing is that spending was left unchecked. Yes, the government will still be spending more this year than it will bring in. And by a lot! It’s going to be another year and another trillion dollar plus deficit for Washington DC. That’s another $3,000 in debt for every man, woman, and child in America.
So, I say again, happy New Year! And to all you who voted for liberals? Well, you own it!
In the “deal” to avoid the “fiscal cliff”, overwhelmingly supported by Democrats in the House, there is an extension of this provision:
General Electric and Citigroup, for instance, hired Breaux and Lott to extend a tax provision that allows multinational corporations to defer U.S. taxes by moving profits into offshore financial subsidiaries. This provision — known as the “active financing exception” — is the main tool GE uses to avoid nearly all U.S. corporate income tax.
The bill passed based on the support of 151 Democrats in the House. Only 87 Republicans voted for it. The Senate approved the bill 89-8. Again, since there aren’t 89 Republicans in the Senate, obviously it had huge support from the Democrats.
Oh, and by the way, these same Democrats also voted to raise taxes on every working man and woman in America. Why? Because the deal passed does NOT extend the 2% reduction in FICA contributions. That means everyone will see their paychecks get 2% smaller now that the Democrats have had their way.
Gee, raising taxes on working folks? Allowing companies to have “loopholes” to avoid paying taxes? If the media were doing its job, everyone would know that the Democrats are once again behind this. But don’t expect the Lap Dog Media to push this too much. Once the next election cycle rolls around, all we will hear about is how Republicans are the ones who want to raise your taxes and give tax breaks to big corporations. As for the Democrats? Why, they are innocent of any wrong doing – despite what history shows us.
And the LIVs (Low
This solution is simple, takes one page to write the legislation, and puts all the onus on Obama and the Democrat Senate to act.
Here it is:
1) All the current Bush-era tax rates are made permanent.
2) The House will write a check, for $2.2 Trillion to the President to spend any way he wants.
3) Any monies collected beyond this $2.2 Trillion will be used to pay down the existing $16 Trillion + national debt.
Now, what does this do? Well, it puts all the pressure on the liberal Democrats in Washington DC. First, if Obama and Reid & Co. reject this proposal, they are the ones responsible for raising our taxes on January 1st, 2013. Sure, I know, the liberal media will defend them and still blame the Republicans, but that’s just the left thinking they are entitled to their own facts once more.
Second, this plan puts all the responsibility on where to spend the money we do have onto the President. He talks a good game about deficit reduction, but the man has never had a serious plan to do such a thing. The President will now be forced to decide whether Welfare checks, Food Stamps, Obamaphones, Green Energy subsidies, etc are more important than a strong military (actually constitutional), keeping Social Security solvent, etc. Again, I understand that the liberal media will blame the Republicans for any programs that are cut, but facts, you know, are stubborn things that not even all the media spin can rewrite. It is like complaining that you can’t buy a Ferrari for $20,000 and have to settle for the Hyundai instead. Thems the breaks.
Lastly, and obviously, it will force the debt to be paid down. It will put somewhere between $200 and $400 billion towards that goal in 2013 and show the world we are serious about deficit reduction and a fiscally strong America. The results of this is confidence in the American economy.
This is the plan Republicans have to put forth. It is fiscally responsible. It is sane. And, most importantly, it deals with real world economics and not liberal
In typical, we have to push our anti-American agenda mode, the left jumped all over guns. Why guns? Well, several reasons. But most importantly is because they dislike an armed populace. See, an armed populace tends to make a liberal takeover and turning America into a pure socialist state (unlike the 80% socialist state we currently have) pretty much impossible.
Oh, if there is one lesson liberals have learned from history, this is it. They saw what an armed populace (the “rabble”) did to England when the United States seceded from their empire. And they’ll be damned if we are going to do it again to theirs.
So … they target guns. And on the surface, to a liberal, this makes sense. Guns were used, therefore guns are bad, therefore we must confiscate/ban guns. Never mind that the worst school mass killing in US history was committed using dynamite. Never mind that knives are used to kill people nearly every day and there is no liberal “knife control movement.”
See, guns are a powerful tool that can be used to stop liberals very efficiently, whereas knives and TNT aren’t. Whether they are the common criminal (all criminals are liberals because they covet someone else’s stuff), or left leaning politicians who want to subvert America into the next Soviet Union, lberals can’t have guns just floating around out there, now can they.
But, the real thing that Sand Hook teaches us is that, if anything, what really needs to be banned is liberalism. Yes, liberalism. It was liberalism in the 1970′s that pushed America to allow the mentally ill like Adam Lanza to roam free. It was liberalism that complained about how it was cruel to institutionalize these people for their own safety and the safety of the public. It was, I would also point out, liberals who brought the previous institutions for caring for the mentally ill to the point where they actually needed to be shut down. Because, you see, they were by enlarge corrupt institutions run by liberals who thought it was their right to treat those in their charge like crap and beat them and subject them to cruel and unusual punishment/treatment for poop and giggles.
But Sandy Hook was also the fault of liberalism because it was liberalism that disarmed our schools. See, once there were weapons (guns) in our schools. Teachers kept them in the desk drawers. Principals kept shotguns in their offices. And when someone like Mr. Lanza showed up, a slug was put in him. True, maybe not before he killed someone, but before he could kill as many as he wanted to. That was a plus, no matter how much liberals gripe about it.
It is liberals who made our schools “gun free zones”, boldly advertising to all the sick, twisted freaks of society (athat they can grab a gun, or four, and wreak havok on our children. Yet, meanwhile, we have armed guards in armored trucks hauling around our money (worthless as it may be)? What does that say about liberals? It says that they value their debt money more than the lives of our children. That’s what it says!
So, the solution is clear. Banning liberalism will not stop all future schools shootings. But it will make our schools safer. Of this there is no doubt. Except to liberals who still “feel” it is all about there being too many guns.
‘Twas the night before liberal Christmas, and in the White House
President Obama was gloating about which liberties to douse;
Fifty-four trees decked with all due colors and pomp,
While Americans suffer, the Obama’s do romp;
The White House is festive, peddling sin and in vice,
Everyone’s drunk on their power, yes, even the mice.
They dance and they dine, with important people and such,
While the rest of us suffer through an economy that sucks.
The Obamaphone Lady, nestled all snug in her bed,
Dreams of more handouts that will pay for her bread,
And Hillary in her ‘kerchief, is happy you see,
She won’t have to answer question about Benghazi –
Out on my lawn, I heard such a clatter,
I sprang out of bed, to behold what’s the matter.
A gang of Obama voters where stealing my car,
Because to them I am rich, and they’re more worthy by far.
So I ran to my cabinet, and grabbed my Mossberg,
I filled it with rounds, and fired, and heard;
Complaints and screams the hoodlums did shout,
Wondering why I was racist – of that they had no doubt.
Up in Michigan, the unions are floored,
Thinking Obama’s new term meant they would get more.
But when confronted with the now enshrined right to work,
They rioted and broke things, generally acting like jerks.
“Socialism forever! Now give us our stuff!
“How dare you defy us! How dare you rebuff!”
They attacked those who opposed them, the press got it too,
How dare they document the chaotic liberal zoo!
Meanwhile Michelle is decked in the fanciest of clothes,
She walks around proud, to the sky points her nose;
Eat veggies she orders with a maniacal grin,
To not do so? It is such a sin.
Once more a slaughter in “gun free” school zone,
The lessons of liberal failure always hit home;
As parents mourn, their dead daughters and sons,
Obama screams gleefully, about taking our guns!
Secretly he’s happy, oh he most certainly is,
Don’t let him fool you, he doesn’t grieve for those kids;
They were just more worries, a drain on the State,
Sucking dry the coffers at some future date.
In January looms the so-called cliff that is fiscal,
Liberals defy reality, their protests oh so primal.
“Give us more taxes!” That is always their plan,
They want their free lunch, and down the road kick the can.
Harry and Nancy and Obama do bitch,
Holding America hostage, because they hate the “rich”.
But what can be done? They’ve shut all the doors.
Our leaders are nothing but pompous asses and whores.
Yes whores! You heard me! Was I not plain?
They’ve sold themselves for fortune, for power, and fame!
They don’t care about you! They don’t care about me!
“To Hell with you all!” That’s their slogan, you see?
Our children’s money Obama wants to spend and not save,
Worst of all? John Boehner seems willing to cave.
So the President proclaims, as he drifts off to sleep,
“Merry Liberal Christmas to all! Now Get ready to leap!”