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Senate passes amendment that allows military use of alternative fuels even if it costs more

Our stupid senators at work:

Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Dick Lugar (R-IN), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and John Thune (R-SD) joined Democrats to pass an amendment by a 62-37 vote that eliminated the provision that prohibited the Pentagon from spending money on alternative fuels if it cost more than traditional sources. http://alturl.com/ru8c5

It’s crap like this that will be the ruin of this country – the suspension of common sense and logic.  But this is our congress at work.  Why should we expect any better?  Most of these assholes have been there running up the debt for the past 20 years or more.

Posted:  11.30.12 A. D. @ 1:12 p.m.

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Democrat Senate quietly passes $500 billion lift in debt ceiling

The U.S. Senate, in an unusual procedure, cleared the way Thursday for the U.S. to lift its borrowing authority by $500 billion to $15.19 trillion, enough to keep the support federal government borrowing through late January or early February.

The action came under an unusual legislative procedure spelled out under the August agreement to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and avoid a U.S. credit default. In a 52-45 vote, the Senate blocked an attempt by Republicans to slow down the process that will result in the $500 billion debt-ceiling increase.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/09/08/senate-approves-500-billion-increase-in-borrowing-authority/?mod=google_news_blog

I guess it’s just a coincidence they passed this $500 billion increase yesterday just in time to cover Obama’s $447 billion phoney jobs plan.

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Posted:  09.09.11 @ 12:04. p.m.

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SENATE JUST TABLED BOEHNER’S DEBT BILL

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It’s love! Barack hearts Harry

O-Ba-Ma O-Ba-Ma O-Ba-Ma

Obama even asked the crowd to chant Har-ry Har-ry in Las Vegas yesterday. 🙂

When Harry Met Sally Barack

He also said Harry was kinda slow and low key.  Understatement!

Retire Harry

He’s senile

🙂  🙂  🙂

VOTE SHARRON ANGLE

http://sharronangle.com/obama-welcome/

Posted:  10.23.10

 

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White House ruined “bi-partisan” deal on cap and tax

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham spent months negotiating with the liberal Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and the more moderate independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut in pursuit of a cap-and-trade bill loathed by conservatives.

At issue was a gasoline tax in the proposed legislation. The tax was actually supported by the gas industry for various reasons, but Graham knew if public debate centered on a “gas tax” in the bill, constituents in his conservative home state of South Carolina would be deeply unhappy.

While Graham, Lieberman and Kerry struggled with how to keep the public from realizing a gas tax was in the bill, the White House leaked to Fox News that it opposed a “gas tax” in the bill supported by Graham.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/04/obama-white-house-tanked-shot-at-bipartisan-climate-%E2%80%98cap-and-trade%E2%80%99-deal/#ixzz11RdutqPw

So which is worse, the scam-er or the scam-ee?  Why did the white house sandbag Lindsey Graham?  Did they set him up intentionally? Or is there a lot more going on here? Graham certainly does not mind disrespecting and disregarding his constituents, does he? No honor among thieves…..or weasel politicians.

Posted:  10.04.10

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Sean Bielat can defeat Barney Frank

Barney Frank’s republican opponent Sean Bielat is moving up in the polls.  -[Cheering.]  Wouldn’t it be sweet to see Barney Frank ousted?  Barney has called in Bill Clinton and is blaming – get this – Sean Hannity for his sinking popularity.   No, it’s nobody’s fault but his. [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIzLbBeUW28 ]

”These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis,” said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. [NYT 09.03]

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Meet Sean Bielat. He’s a former active duty Marine officer, and served 7 years in the Marine reserves with the rank of Major. He has an MA in public policy from Harvard. And he’s currently an IT consultant. From his Bio:

Sean, 34, and his wife are residents of Brookline, MA. They are members of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Brookline.

http://www.zimbio.com/Barney+Frank/articles/DqJaLmW_w1P/Barney+Frank+got+opponent+Libertarian+Republican

http://seanforcongress.com/

Remember, the Todd/Frank finance bill they just passed that was supposed to fix all problems did not even address Fannie and Freddie.  And now foreclosures are in a mess and likely will be frozen. About the only thing their bill did was give permission to raid the treasury without even going before congress.  And, of course, a whole new federal agency falsely passed off as “consumer protection legislation.”  Right.  They are coming to help us.   Credit card companies are doubling down now to get ahead of it and it gives the government a free hand to now track our financial records.  Think about it.  The federal government having our medical and financial records at their fingertips.

You can build, you can buy, any house your heart desires. Zero down financing,I am the banking queen…..

Friday night and your cash is low,I know a place where you can go/Get your house and use it,go ahead abuse it, you can do anything.Go out and have a fling,I am the banking queen,old and sweet,didn’t do a thing!Banking queen don’t complain or you’ll hear me scream Oh yeah….chorus

Told the bankers, Hey you guys! Make the loans or it’s your behind. My friends at Fanny sure need it, do it my way or beat it, while the stock’s crashing. That doesn’t mean a thing, I’m still the banking queen–no respect for a single thing. Banking queen don’t compwain or you’ll here me scream!

Posted:  09.28.10

Updated:  10.10.10 @ 12:20 a.m.

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Chris Dodd’s Financial Reform Bill – Warning!

Now we know that when the democrats/the administration/the president/the mainstream media speaks they cannot be taken at face value.  They do not tell the truth, if one word or characterization does not sell or go over well, they simply change to another word to represent the same thing.

All you have to do to illustrate that is go back over the statements the president himself made about the health care bill that have turned out to be not true.  And day after day he and the democrats bled for the people without health care insurance, but now are on to other things like fund raising and spring vacations, taking time out here and there to smear the American people for not being grateful enough to them.  Not one single person has any more care now than they did before the passage of the bill and are left asking, “Where do we sign up for this free health care?”

http://www.gaypatriot.net/2010/04/17/the-more-we-know-about-obamacare-the-more-we-disapprove/

So what will be the next big piece of legislation they will try to pass?

One could be Chris Dodd’s Financial Reform bill.  It is being sold as a bill to make sure there will be no more “too big to fail” scenarios and no more government bailouts, which sounds good on it’s face.

But take a look at this. It could be pretty much the exact opposite:

So rather than eliminating bailouts Dodd’s bill actually gives big bank CEO’s TWO bailout funds to catch them when their risky bets don’t pay off.  Yet, Democrats continue their propaganda campaign with a straight face and repeat over and over that the Dodd bill will end “too big to fail” and contains no bailouts.

The public should not be fooled and should make sure that their senators aren’t either.

The article referenced above mentions Frank Luntz’ “secret” memo, which can be found Here.

Oh, and according to Dodd, “getting this done cannot wait,” and you know what that means – hurry up and get it passed before anybody finds out what’s really in it.

Paul Ryan explains it.  Watch to the very end, it’s worth it:
Note:  Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are at it again:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/congress/Republicans-more-optimistic-about-bank-bill-compromise-91553629.html

To see Dodd’s bill in summary and in full text, see:
http://dodd.senate.gov/?q=node/5519

And I thought Chris Dodd was resigning.  🙂

RELATED: http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/potus-u-s-destined-to-endure-a-new-economic-crisis-pelosi-blueprint-for-american-prosperity-nearly-complete/#comments

Posted:  04.17.10  Video added:  04.20.10 @ 1:50 p.m.

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