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U. S. debt nearing $15 trillion – Debt Clock Link

We are getting closer to the $15 trillion mark.  On about September 8. 2011, the Senate lifted the borrowing authority of the U. S. to $15.19 trillion.  This was supposed to get us through January, 2012.

Something will have to be done soon and they will do it on the sly if they can get away with it.  This clock is really spinning.  I wonder if it will last until January.  I perdict a Christmas Eve midnight ride when no one is looking.

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

“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.”

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

Posted:  11.03.11 @ 9:57 p.m.

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Senator Olympia Snowe called on by opponent to resign

The U.S. Department of Justice joined a lawsuit againt Olympia Snowe’s  husband, former Maine Gov. John McKernan. The suit alleges that McKernan had defrauded the government of taxpayers’ money, which was intended for financial aid for students.

Maine Republican Senate candidate Scott D’Amboise, who is challenging sitting Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe in the upcoming 2012 primary, called on Snowe to resign from her seat immediately.

“Olympia Snowe owes us two things – an explanation and a letter of resignation. Instead, she isholed up in her ornate Washington, D.C. office refusing to explain what she knew and when she knew it,” D’Amboise said in his statement. “How can your spouse bring in millions of dollars without asking him how he was making all that money? Olympia is a smart lady. She had to know something was fishy about how her husband was doing business.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/10/maine-senate-candidate-calls-on-olympia-snowe-to-resign-in-face-of-husband%e2%80%99s-scandal/#ixzz1LyNWQfue

D’Amboise has identified himself as a Tea Party candidate.

Ms. Snowe McKernan votes with democrats almost 100 percent of the time.  I have been following senate votes of any number of issues for the last three years, and her name, along with Susan Collins, pops up almost every time the democrats need a couple of votes to carry an issue.  A true RINO.

http://www.damboiseforsenate.com/

Posted: 05.10.11 @ 1:18 p.m.

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McConnell introduces continuing resolution to fund gov. until Feb. 18th

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced a one-page continuing resolution Thursday that funds the government through Feb. 18th.

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/appropriations/134009-mcconnell-offers-two-month-extension-of-bill-to-fund-the-government

Exactly what I was thinking they should do.  The democrats have presented a false choice – either accept their bill for the entire year of 2011 filled with over 6,000 earmarks, or shut down the government.

This is the solution.  It’s a good common sense solution.  Continue to fund the government through February when the new congress, elected by the people in November, can take up the issue.

Posted:  12.16.10

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“He Did It” – Brown takes the People’s Seat – Seat him Now (videos)

Taking the country back – seat by seat

“Brown addressed a cheering crowd in Boston around 10:30 p.m., telling his exultant backers: “They can hear this cheering all the way in Washington, D.C.”

“I hope they’re paying close attention, because tonight the independent voice of Massachusetts has spoken,” Brown said, holding up a copy of the Boston Herald with the headline: “He did it.”

And to the terrorists:  “Our tax dollars should be spent on weapons to defeat them, not lawyers to defend them.”

And to Obama:  “Do you want me to drive the truck down to Washington, D. C. so you can see it?”  🙂

Awesome Video!

“They will not force us.  They will stop degrading us.  They will not control us.  We will be victorious.”

(Background music, Uprising from Muse – see full lyrics at the bottom of post.)

Christie takes New Jersey, McDonnell takes Virginia, and Scott Brown takes the “people’s seat” in Massachusetts.

And this ain’t “below the Mason/Dixon Line,”, people,  as Chris Matthews is so fond of saying when he wants to cast disparagment on “We the People” as being a bunch of racist numbskulls.

The Silent Majority is speaking, and at the ballot box where it really counts.  Washington, are you listening?

lyric:
The paranoia is in bloom, the PR
The transmissions will resume
They’ll try to push drugs
Keep us all dumbed down and hope that
We will never see the truth around

Another promise, another scene, another
A package not to keep us trapped in greed
With all the green belts wrapped around our minds
…and endless red tape to keep the truth confined

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Interchanging mind-control come let the
Revolution take its toll if you could
Flick the switch and open your third eye, you’d see that
We should never be afraid to die

Rise up and take the power back, it’s time that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end, we have to
Unify and watch our flag ascend

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Posted:  01.19.10

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Rockin’ Scott Brown Rally – Worcester, MA yesterday (video)

Scott Brown Rally

Mechanics Hall

Worcester, Massachusetts

January 17, 2010

Wow.  I haven’t been watching every minute today, but I haven’t seen this on tv.  They broadcast live the Coakley rally yesterday.  Hardly fair, is it?

Posted:  01.18.10

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Giuliani for Scott Brown in Boston today (video)

Rudy Giuliani campaigned today with Scott Brown in the North End of Boston.

Scott Brown for U. S. Senate

A new Suffolk University poll shows state Sen. Scott Brown (R) has surged to a 50 percent to 46 percent lead over state Attorney General Martha Coakley.

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See Washington Post article for details on the poll Here.

Posted:  01.15.10

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“Health care bill really is called Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act (Updated)

This is the bill that is being voted on in the Senate now as I type this on December 23, 2009.  The Speaker just called the name of it.

It’s not even called a health care bill.

It’s called:

H.R. 3590

Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009

and here’s an overview of the bill that was sponsored by Charles Rangel.

“H.R. 3590 would modify the first-time homebuyers’ tax credit for Armed Forces members, as well as Foreign Service and Intelligence Community employees on extended duty. The bill would waive recapture of the credit for qualifying individuals who must sell a residence after December 31, 2008, due to government orders for extended duty.

H.R. 3590 also extends the tax credit for taxpayers who serve on duty outside of the U.S. for at least 90 days in 2009, and who purchase homes before December 1, 2010. Qualifying taxpayers would also be permitted to treat a purchase made between December 31, 2009, and July 1, 2010, as a purchase made in a prior year for tax purposes. The extension would apply to residences purchased after November 30, 2009.

To offset the cost of the legislation, the bill increases the penalties for failure to file a partnership or S-corporation return from $89 to $110, beginning in taxable years following December 31, 2009. H.R. 3590 also increases by half percentage point-to 100.75 percent-the amount of any required installment of corporate estimated tax which is otherwise due in July, August, or September 2014.”

They keep calling it a health care bill.  What in the world does this have to do with health care?  This is just too much monkey business.  It appears the Senate amended the bill by 99 percent.  Why they didn’t start out with a bill entitled correctly I’ll never know.

OpenCongress.org reports that this bill is being used as the vehicle for the Senate’s health care bill.

Updated:  It appears that the name was changed upon the vote on December 24th. When it arrived at the Senate from the House, it contained some 970 words.  It went to 353,530 words and the title was changed to read “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

You can read the full text of the bill here, as well as chart its path from the House of Representatives to its passage in the Senate.  There’s also a place to vote approval or disapproval of the bill.  It stands at 24 % approval.

Posted:  12.23.09  Undated:  12.26.09 @2:33 p.m.

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