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Allen West sees “ignorance, belligerence, and emotional platitudes” from dems

Allen West (R-Florida), Freshman Congressman, weighs in on his impressions of the debate on the Continuing Resolution last week:

“Over this past week I have watched and listened to members of the House of Representatives from across the aisle.

“I am appalled at their ignorance, belligerence, and dishonest rhetoric filled with empty emotional platitudes. Have they no shame in realizing that their inept, incompetent failures are the reason why we are debating this continuing resolution. They failed to pass a budget during the 111th Congress.”

Read the rest at Hillbuzz.

Posted:  02.20.11

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Continuing Resolution passed House – Obamacare defunded!

In an early morning vote, the House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution that cut the budget,  cutting some $61 billion dollars.  Thank you, House republicans.

This measure defunds Obamacare and Planned Parenthood.

I believe this is only good  until March, when an actual budget has to be passed.

At 4:40 A.M., the House of Representatives voted to pass the CR 235-189. All Democrats and three Republicans — Reps. Jeff Flake, Ariz., John Campbell, Calif., and Walter Jones, N.C., — voted against the bill.

I am searching for the roll call on the Obamacare vote and the Planned Parenthood vote.  I think some 7 republicans voted with the democrats on those.

And the democrats squawk.  Now we know who the party of no is and who is not the least bit interested in setting the country on some kind of sustainable path.  And really we know who is the party of promises, promises, spend, spend, and I think the can has been kicked down the road about as far as it will go.  It is now just hitting a wall.

All I can say is – Does anybody know what it means to be Broke?  Obama says it’s the difference between eating out and saving for college.  No, it’s the difference between eating and paying the electric bill.   This is when you cut all non-essential spending.   And he is wasting more money by flying (once again flying somewhere) to California to meet with the big money.  It is estimated to cost $68,000 per hour to fly Air Force One.  Think about that.  Enough money in one hour to support two average income families for one year!!

But when you’re out of money, you’re out of money.  Time to face reality.  If we care anything about our future and the future of our children and grandchildren, we better face reality.

Posted:  02.19.11

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