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Tag: John Boehner
This is Michigan calling......One of several states
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By KG One, Section News
Let me start off by saying that this is Exhibit "A" on what should be happening in the various levels of government around America.
And this isn't the only example of people that we need to be paying attention to.
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By JGillman, Section News
Carl Levin has a bridge to sell you over some swampland in Michigan.
In Mid-December, Senator Carl Levin posted a position piece supporting further battery technology spending by taxpayers in Michigan. He states:
In other words we have failed miserably in our efforts to date, and we should really double down.
"But now you're getting it. Reporters who visited the Michigan factory of the South Korean company LG Chem, which got $151 million in stimulus money to manufacture lithium-ion batteries, discovered workers sitting around playing Monopoly and poker. The employees said it wasn't their fault: "What do you do when there's no work?" "Sure why not follow THESE successes with additional money thrown around.
As far as going all-in with these schemes, one might better be served with the proverbial 'fool me once .." advice. Frankly, Senator Levin should take the advice given to Harry Reid by the weeper last night.
At least the recipient would be 'getting it' voluntarily.
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Evidently, somehow the powers-that-be behind the curtain of a back-room discussion have managed to craft some sort of deal to stave off an alleged default. But first, let's watch Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) out-argue Senator John Kerry (D-MA) in a floor speech from last Saturday.
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In an effort to bridge the timeline between now and the next election, practical Republicans have said they'd love them some many hundreds of billions of dollars in added debt over the short term in order to budget an additional $7 trillion in debt over the next ten years.
This is the new face of fiscal and political practicality.
Now, even the impractical among us knew that the Boehner bill, as written, was as dead on arrival as the dermis underneath a Nancy Pelosi botoxic expression. We'll just have to wait and see what the mouldering Harry Reid can do to the bill before he sends it back to Boehner.
Wherever this leads, many of us in the tea party are being considered "impractical" or "hobbits" by the establishment GOP because we are not falling in line behind our christened party leaders in their Orwellian attempts to rein in spending.
But, from an equally practical standpoint, what evidence do we hobbits have from these GOP leaders that they have any intention of cutting overall spending when, according to the lexicon they employ, a $1 trillion cut in spending in reality is an $8 trillion increase in spending over ten years?
Let's go back a few years. It was a Republican president with great Republican support that gave us No Child Left Behind and the prescription drug benefit. TARP was a bipartisan fiscal calamity. Every one of these examples have the sticky fingerprints of John Boehner all over them.
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Ah, if the GOP only had the stones...
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By jenkuz, Section News
Fred Upton got the post he wanted in the House, as Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Boehner gave him the job over massive objections from conservatives. Perhaps if Upton cries, he will convince some of them that he's going to be a real stalwart.
JGillman of RightMichigan voices the concern that so many are thinking. Now that Upton got the post over all the objections, will he do what needs doing?
Judging from some of his responses to criticism, I'd say that's a definite no.
He said he was going to Washington to repeal that healthcare law, then he agreed to support the insertion of Pitt's Protect Life Act, and Smith's No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act into the law. That's called nibbling around the edges. The way the genius Republican leadership has been going, if the acts do end up being inserted, they will become known as the Stupak amendment for criminy's sake. Why in the world would you say you were going to repeal it, but first change it a little to make it better, then repeal it? Does that make sense?
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By jenkuz, Section News
Cross-posted at jennerationx.com
Fred Upton, a Republican from Michigan, is insisting he is worthy to chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and has written an Op Ed in the Washington Examiner titled, "Rep. Fred Upton: A new majority for America." In it, he describes what he will do if in fact he is chosen as chair, and reiterates his manly chainsaw approach to the budget, and unfortunately, uses the words, "shine the spotlight" on the Obama-Pelosi regulatory policies.
Hang on, check the spotlight bulb first, is it the government-mandated type?
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