YouTube – Ranking Member Camp Presses Joint Tax Committee Staffer on Job Creation.
Let me get this… The Republicans are fiscally conservative this week. Where in the hell was your party’s fiscal conservatism between 2001 and 2009? Where was it when Bush proposed his first budget (before 9/11)? Let’s not forget that John Bohener voted for the first bailout package. It is snake-oil scumbags like him that are killing the Republican Party.
I am a true fiscal conservative. The Republican and Democratic parties are as fiscally conservative as the sun rising at midnight.
We need fiscal conservatism back while we still have a country. Running an additional trillion dollars in debt every year is not good for the economy. The video is correct in pointing out that no new jobs will be created with this bailout plan. If only the Republicans practiced what they are currently preaching.
I warned you. I have been warning you for years. Instead of listening to me, you decided to vote the way for Republicans and Democrats. I warned that the spending can not continue. You opted to vote for Republicans and Democrats because other parties “didn’t have a chance.” You opted to vote for one of the parties who can’t balance a budget. You voted for a party that believes that saving the middle class is to write a blank check to financial institutions, only to come back a month later because they need more money.
You voted for this shit. Eat it.
Fuck you! You DESERVE this Depression!
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It is time to leave the Republican Party. There hasn’t been a fiscally conservative Republican since Warren Harding. There are few fiscal conservatives in the House and none in the Senate.
Many people think that fiscal conservatism is cutting taxes. This is partially true. A fiscal conservative would also limit spending to what is lawfully and constitutionally essential.
The Republican Party is NOT a fiscally conservative party. They may be somewhat more fiscally conservative than Democrats, but that is like calling an elephant svelt because it isn’t as heavy as a rhinoceros.
There are two options: Joining a fiscal conservative party like the Libertarian Party or forming your own party. I would suggest joining the Libertarian Party. It is already an established party whose platform is consistent with fiscal conservatism. And if enough fiscal conservatives join the Libertarian Party, the Democrats will have a formidable foe who will stop the excessive taxation and spending Americans have had to endure.
Sometimes the Europeans are correct about Americans. Take the recent election for example. In spite of the fact that Congress had a 15% approval rating, an overwhelming majority of House members were able to win reelection. We tend to suffer from “battered spouse syndrome” when we vote. While we are able to recognize that Congress is seriously flawed, we deny that our representative is responsible for the ills in Washington.
The time to change the tide is now. We have to quit electing Democrats and Republicans if we want to restore what made our country great. I would like to see the third parties get together and join forces in fundrasing.
The sooner the facade that the two corporate parties represent mainstream America is exposed, the sooner we can save our country.
In the last month, it seems like every financial giant was on the verge of failing. Lines of credit began to freeze. There were claims that the financial world is about to crumble unless government acted. We were warned by President Bush, Treasury Secretary Paulson, and congressional leaders from both parties that if the government didn’t act, credit lines would freeze.
Last Monday (September 29), the House failed to adopt the bailout as was presented to them. The Senate added tax breaks for wooden arrow makers and rum producers to help the plan pass. After much arm twisting, the House passed the plan on Friday.
It is important to know that the financial sector throws in over $100 million in PAC money every year to both parties. Many financial experts have been saying that the bailout plan will do little for the economy. Buying bad debt will liquidate markets, but will not necessarily make it easier for small businesses to get a loan.
Credit lines were beginning to loosen on October 1, two days before the bailout bill was passed by the House and signed into law by President Bush. They started to tighten again as soon as the bill was passed by the House. Wall Street soon realized that the bill would not help most sectors of the economy and the bill would not do what it was intended to do.
What would have happened if Congress were to do nothing until after the election? Credit lines would have gotten tighter temporarily, until the banks had enough capital generated from the loans it was collecting from. The capital would have opened lines of credit because the banks need to give out loans to make money.
The media did not tell the consequences of a bailout: Since the treasury had to borrow money, it had to create $700 billion to loan to the financial sector affected by failing banks and corporations. The end result is inflation. Prices will continue to rise because the dollar is weakened because each dollar created by the treasury weakens the value of the dollars in the marketplace. Precious metals like gold and silver rose iin value, mostly due to a weaker dollar. The bailout bill did nothing to relieve what caused the root of the problem: Congress mandating banks take sub-prime loans. The government assured that the losses would be covered. Foreclosures were happening at a faster rate than the government was expecting and soon the banks had so many bad loans, they did not have liquid assets to offer loans for anybody else.
We need leaders. We don’t need people who react in a panic mode when something goes wrong. John McCain and Barack Obama both panicked and voted for the bailout package. This is not the leadership we need to get us out of the economic mess that government caused.
If you ever watched presidential debates from the past, one of the things you will notice is that many of the issues they were debating then are being debated today. The two parties take turns playing “Good Cop, Bad Cop.” The Democrats play the “good cops” by promising social programs. The Republicans play “Good Cop” by offering tax cuts. The two parties take turns playing the “bad cop” with our civil liberties.
Once upon a time, the United States had the best health care and the best education system in the world. Then government got involved, and we have been in a downward spiral since. Why has our education and health care systems gotten worse even as we throw more money towards them every year? The answer is “Human Nature.” The more one has, the more one wants.
Another problem is that there is no accountability with government. Some elected officials get caught in scandals. Even when they are caught, little is done. While Americans want to make a politician from an opposing party pay for his or her crimes, we make excuses when our officials fail ethically.
With less than two months until Election Day, the cable news network has been giving extensive coverage to the mainstream presidential candidates. In spite of the coverage, little is known about their policies. The media is too fixated on such urgent topics like lipstick on a pig and Obama’s middle name to spend time on the issues affecting America and the plans Obama and McCain plan to offer. The two parties have stripped many of our liberties and have run up a $10 trillion debt.
There are alternatives to the stranglehold the Republicans and Democrats have had on our country. People will tell you that other parties don’t have a chance. This is no excuse to give the Republicans and Democrats another chance. Choosing between a Democrat and a Republican is like choosing between cyanide and arsenic as a health supplement.
Another problem is that both parties say one thing and do another. Republicans claim to be fiscally conservative, but spend more than what is brought in from taxes. Democrats claim to be against the war, but continue to fund it because they want to look “patriotic”.
The sooner we kick both of these anti-American parties out of Washington, the better chance we have of saving our country.
“Vortex of Freedom” Radio Show – Saturday 6:00PM Eastern
Where is Bob Barr? Vortex of Freedom will take a look at the Bob Barr campaign and why he isn’t being mentioned anywhere in the mainstream media.
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abc11.com: US Senate, NC governor candidates take stage 6/21/08
The link is the site to WTVD (ABC 11) In Raleigh. Write to them and demand that Dr. Munger be invited to debate!
If you take advantage of the tag surfer on WordPress like I do, you will see two things: People telling you to vote for Barack Obama because he is not John McCain and people telling you to vote for John McCain because he is not Barack Obama. Bob Barr is not McCain or Obama, but that is NOT why you should vote for him:
Vote for Bob Barr because he understands the ramifications of the patRIOT Act. It is true that he voted for it, but it was him that added the sunset clause in the bill and he will fight to repeal the Patriot Act because he sees it for what it is: an intrusion on Americans’ privacy.
Vote for Bob Barr because he is more frugal with our money than either McCain or Obama. John McCain has admitted that the economy isn’t his strong point and Obama proves it when he speaks. Barr is fiscally conservative and is best qualified to balance the budget.
Vote for Bob Barr because he is the candidate most concerned with the issues that matter most. While McCain and Obama bicker over the gas tax, Bob Barr is talking about cutting spending and government growth.
Vote for Bob Barr because of his pro-second amendment voting record and his unwavering support of gun owners’ rights.
We have two choices on Election Day. The two choices are not McCain or Obama. The two choices are Liberty and Tyranny. Vote for Liberty. Vote Libertarian. Vote for Bob Barr.
What happened? Everybody in Washington claims to stand up to special-interest groups, but there are as many groups as ever. These groups also seem to have more money every year. If everybody is standing up to special interest groups, then why are they such a big player in Washington?
I would like you to vote Libertarian. But if you won’t vote Libertarian, do your fellow Americans a favor and vote for anybody BESIDES a Democrat or a Republican.
They will tell you that third party candidates and independents don’t “have a chance.” Don’t fall for that line! Democrats and Republicans have had too many chances and both parties have failed. It is like the “battered spouse syndrome.” You keep wanting change and they keep telling you change, but they usually don’t.
You can stand up to special interest groups by voting for someone who is not a Democrat or a Republican. Voting for the two parties is wasting your vote.