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Outrageous misuse of tax dollars

If you have not yet seen Sen. Tom Coburn’s annual list of government waste, prepare to scream:

• Swedish massages for rabbits: $387,000
• Teaching Mountain Lions to Ride a Treadmill: $856,000
• Studying how many times “hangry” people stab a voodoo doll: $331,000
• Studying the gambling habits of monkeys: $171,000
• Producing the children’s musical: Zombie in Love: $10,000
• Funding a “Stoner Symphony”: $15,000
• Subsidizing Alpaca Poop: $50,000
• Synchronized Swimming for Sea Monkeys: $307,524
• Produce a “Hallucinatory” Roosevelt/Elvis show: $10,000
• Funding Climate Change Alarmist Video Game: $5.2 million
• Teaching Kids to Laugh: $47,000
• Developing a real-life Iron Man Suit: $80 million
• Tweeting at Terrorists: $3 million
• Predicting the End of Humanity: $30,000
• Funding Kids Dressing Like Fruits and Vegetables: $5 million
• Help Parents Counter Kids’ Refusals to Eat Fruits and Veggies: $804,254
• Lost electronic devices from NASA: $1.1 million
• Studying if Wikipedia is Sexist: $202,000
• Asking heavy drinkers not to drink through text message: $194,090
• Government Funded Ice Cream: $1.2 million

http://tammybruce.com/2014/10/halloween-horror-feds-spend-44700-to-market-pumpkin-donuts-387000-to-massage-rabbits.html

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House passes Cut, Cap, and Balance

 Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.

http://news.yahoo.com/huge-deficit-cutting-bill-sails-gop-house-020151481.html

As the House passes this bill, a real bill, to the Senate…..

President Obama throws in some plan (Gang of 6 or maybe 7) to divert attention and muddy the water – something that is not even close to being a piece of legislation.   It’s just some “outline” almost as if somebody jotted some ideas down on a postit note.  Smoke and mirrors.  He says he now wants to start “talking turkey.”  Very funny. 

Republicans blowing smoke and playing ball with Obama here are Tom Coburn, Mike Crapo, and Saxby Chambliss.   And waiting in the wings is Mitch McConnell also propping up Obama if necessary.

What will the Senate do with a real piece of legislation?  Of course, President Obama has already declared that if it does pass, he will veto it.  So what?  Then he would be responsible for shutting down the government.  Cowards, they are pure cowards on the Hill – call his bluff.  Send it to him and let him veto it.  Why is this so hard?  I think the establishment republicans are just stupid.  Stupid or Corrupt to the bone.  Probably both.

234 – 190:  How they voted here http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/by-the-numbers-the-house-cut-cap-and-balance-act-vote/2011/07/19/gIQAJhNlOI_blog.html?wprss=2chambers

Posted:  07.20.11 @ 09:08 a.m.

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Senate Republicans to force reading of the ominus bill

Yea!!  Republicans with some Back. Bone.  Love it.

According to The Hill, Senate Republicans are going through with a plan to have the entire omnibus spending bill read on the Senate floor, a feat that won’t be completed for 50 hours. Republicans have vowed to vote against the 1,924-page, $1.1 trillion bill that is loaded with billions in earmarks.

That would mean any Senate business would be stalled until Saturday evening.

Now you’re talking.  I’ll stay up and watch.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2-days-to-print-and-50-hours-to-read-gop-will-recite-entire-spending-bill-on-senate-floor/

Posted:  12.16.10

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Food safety bill may be dead

Well, look at this. The Senate has messed up on the food safety bill.

A food safety bill that has burned up precious days of the Senate’s lame-duck session appears headed back to the chamber because Democrats violated a constitutional provision requiring that tax provisions originate in the House.

By pre-empting the House’s tax-writing authority, Senate Democrats appear to have touched off a power struggle with members of their own party in the House. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday, sending it to the House, but House Democrats are expected to use a procedure known as “blue slipping” to block the bill, according to House and Senate GOP aides.

The debacle could prove to be a major embarrassment for Senate Democrats, who sought Tuesday to make the relatively unknown bill a major political issue by sending out numerous news releases trumpeting its passage.

Thank. you. Lord.

See more at Roll Call.

Apparently, Coburn stands in the way of a fix for this:

According to Senate GOP aides, a unanimous consent agreement is all but certain to be a nonstarter because the bill’s chief opponent, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), will not agree to such a deal.

Coburn “will object and demand changes as [he has] from the get-go,” a GOP aide familiar with the situation said.

So what’s his story?  What’s his game?  Is he going to cave in the end?  I don’t trust any of them after watching the little rat Bart Stupak pretend he was going to vote against Obamacare and then at the last minute voted for it.

I heard that this will essentially put the United States under the U. N in matters of food safety.  More power to the FDA for sure and it does NOT cover meat, poultry and eggs.  Can you believe this?  Remember the blitz about contaminated eggs during the summer?  I was wondering what the hidden agenda was there.  I am still wondering.  This is how incompetent the congress is.  We’ll be so much safer – that is if we don’t eat any meat, poultry, and eggs.  This is just like the financial protection bill, the Frank/Dodd bill.  Sweeping controls handed over to some governmental agency, but not covering Fannie/Freddie.  So let’s see, healthcare, food, finances…..what’s left?  Water?  I’m sure they’re working on it.

Republicans who voted YES in the Senate:

Alexander (R-TN)
Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Collins (R-ME)
Enzi (R-WY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kirk (R-IL)
LeMieux (R-FL)
Lugar (R-IN)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Snowe (R-ME)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)

Why did they vote yes?  Why?  I see my senator, La-Muuuw voted for it.  Marco Rubio takes his seat in January.

I heard someone say yesterday that these clowns better pray every day that the American people remain a peace loving, law abiding people.

Posted:  12.02.10  Update:  12.02.10 @ 12:00 p.m.

Update:  https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/slight-of-hand-food-safety-bill-moved-into-appropriations-bill/

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Code Red Rally at Upper Senate Park

Here’s some wonderful coverage of the Code Red Rally. Excerpt below:

Thousands of patriots from all over the United States turned out at Code Red Rally held at Upper Senate Park in Washington DC on Tuesday December 15. The main speaker was radio host and FOX News commentator Laura Ingraham with a surprise guest appearance by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Other speakers included Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla) and Jim DeMint (R-SC).

They charged up the crowd who chanted “kill the bill” throughout the event. Following the rally, participants walked across the street to urge their senators to vote against the Democrat’s Health Care Reform Bill that the majority of Americans appose.

Thousands of patriots from all over the United States turned out at Code Red Rally held at Upper Senate Park in Washington DC on Tuesday December 15. The main speaker was radio host and FOX News commentator Laura Ingraham with a surprise guest appearance by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Other speakers included Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla) and Jim DeMint (R-SC).

They charged up the crowd who chanted “kill the bill” throughout the event. Following the rally, participants walked across the street to urge their senators to vote against the Democrat’s Health Care Reform Bill that the majority of Americans oppose.

Inside the Senate hallway

It’s worth it to read the accounts of some of the participants who went to the offices of the senators and what was said and what was the reaction.  Also there’s some great pictures and video clips of Laura Ingraham and Michele Bachmann speaking to the crowd.

Link to Proud Conservative Gal.

Thank you all for speaking for me and many others who could not be there.  We are behind you 100%.

Posted:  12.17.09

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The fight is on: Citizen rally yesterday and amendment being read in Senate today (Video)

Fight.  Fight.  Fight.

Yesterday (12.15.09) a citizen’s rally was held at the Capitol protesting passage of the health care bill.  Michele Bachman and Laura Ingraham were among the featured speakers.

Today, Senator Tom Coburn, Republican from Oklahoma and medical doctor, has called for the clerk to read in its entirety an amendment on the floor of the Senate, which is in progress now.  It started about 12:00 p.m. on 12.16.09 and it’s 1:39 now.  I don’t know how long it will take to read the amendment presented by Bernie Sanders (the only admitted socialist in the Senate, more than 700 pages.  Good.  And I hear they may require the reading of the whole health care bill, over 9000 pages?  Good, again.  Fight.  Slow it down.  Stop it.  Start over.

Tune in to SPAN to  hear the reading.

See below a video from the Code Red Rally from yesterday:

“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Posted 12.16.09

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