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Friday, March 09, 2012

YES WE CAN

We can continue down the path we're on, and meet certain doom, or we can get this country back on course and save the America we know and love for our children.  In order to do that:
Conservatives Introduce Plan to Balance Budget in 5 Years--Eliminate Education, Energy, Housing, Commerce Depts.
By Christopher Goins, CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R.-Utah) and Jim DeMint (R.-S.C.) introduced a budget plan on Thursday that would balance the budget in five years and pay down $2 trillion of the national debt in 10 years.

The plan includes spending cuts, entitlement reforms and tax reforms.

Paul said that the “Platform to Revitalize America” is the only plan consistent with the balanced budget amendment Republican advanced in the U.S. Senate because that amendment requires that Congress balance the budget in five years.

The plan eliminates the Department of Commerce, the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Energy.

“By eliminating departments we don’t have to make as significant of cuts in other areas,” Paul said.

“So entitlement reform could be more gradual because we eliminate some departments that we think should be done by the states and the localities,” he continued.

Other comprehensive steps to scale back the size of the federal government include selling off excess federal properties and land and defunding duplicative agencies.

On the regulatory side, the plan eliminates the president’s health care law and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

On the energy side, besides eliminating the Department of Energy, the plan proposes to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas exploration and permits the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

Tax reform includes a 17 percent flat tax for individuals and corporations.

“We think if the country would pass a flat tax like this that would eliminate a lot of the loopholes and special interest that lowers the rate for everybody, we think you’d see an economic boom in this country like you’ve never seen before,” Paul said.

The bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Sen. Jim Demint (R-S.C.).

DeMint said that they need to emphasize what he thinks a lot of their colleagues are missing: “a genuine and very real sense of urgency that our country is in very deep financial trouble and well on the way to look like Greece in a few years.” [link]
One thing is certain. Four more years of Obama and the speed at which this country hurtles toward fiscal collapse will only accelerate. He has demonstrated - without doubt - that he has no interest in - or concern for - the federal debt that is strangling our economy and turning the national treasury into an I.O.U. printing press.

Demint, Paul, et al. can stop Obama from destroying our country.

They need our support. They - we - are the last, best hope for America.

I'm Sick & Tired Of Mark Warner

Year after year the mainstream press here in Virginia lets the slime ball get away with crap like this:
Mark Warner: I support Keystone XL but I won’t actually vote to support it
By Stephan Tawney

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) says he supports the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. So he’ll vote to construct it? Er…no.

The GOP amendment already has bipartisan backing from Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

So this is no longer a GOP amendment Warner is opposing. He’s going to vote against a bipartisan job creation and energy independence bill.

Warner wants to have his cake and eat it, too. He wants to both appease the left-wing environmentalist lobby and keep the pressure from unemployed Americans off his back. But he can’t have it both ways. Call Senator Warner and tell him to vote for American job creation and energy independence.

Tell him to vote for construction of Keystone XL: 202-224-2023 [link]
The problem is, Warner can have his cake and eat it too. The press corps in this state, whose members are obviously not all that smart, listens to Warner dish up such muddle all the time - I'm for it but I'm against it - and call his position(s) moderate.  Because he never sinks his sword in the turf and declares his steadfastness, his unwillingness to yield, his reason for being in freaking Washington D.C..

I ask you, in the three years he's been there, what issue has this guy been out in front on? What cause has he championed? What leadership has he provided?

Time and again, on issue after issue, he uses the same ploy: I'm for it but I simply can't go along with it.

And he then sinks back into obscurity.

And the media never press him on it.

Nor does the press ever actually reflect on his sorry career as a United States senator. He's "Mr. Moderate" and that's good enough for the idiots with printer ink and a pile of dead trees.

They - including Warner - should all be ashamed of themselves.

He supports the Keystone XL pipeline but won’t actually vote to support it.

For the love of God.

If This Makes Sense To You ...

... you must be liberal:


And not all that bright.

This Makes Perfect Sense


We have us a compromise.

Tim Kaine In His Own Words ...

When it comes to oil prices, I haven't a clue:






It's more strategic, I suppose, for him to plead ignorance than to be truthful with us and say it's all the fault of his boss in the White House.

Tim Kaine.  Poster child for blissfully ignorant.