Dissecting a Lie

    “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.  Period.  If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.  Period.”  President Barack Obama, 2009-2013.   Both of these statements are demonstrably untrue, as many Americans who liked their doctors and/or liked their insurance plans have learned they cannot keep either.  Cancellation notices from insurance companies approach 4 million, and | Read More »

    When Will A Conservative Challenge Barack “The Sky is Falling” Obama on The Impact of Sequester?

    To believe the President is to believe that a 2.4% reduction in the rate of spending growth for defense and non-discretionary spending will hurl the US and the world into financial calamity.  And apparently, conservatives across the board, from politicians to media, believe this to be true.  All I hear is how deep the cuts are and how significant their impact will be.  Not only | Read More »

    Republicans Fail Again

    “What difference at this point does it make?”  Hillary Clinton, January 23, 2013 How hard is it to formulate simple, probing questions that would lead to informative answers?  Hillary Clinton’s appearance on Capitol Hill last week presented an easy opportunity for Republicans to return attention to the massive failures that occurred before, during and after the terrorist attach on the US Consulate in Benghazi.  Yet | Read More »

    New Jersey 11th District Voters

    With Republicans like this, who needs Democrats?  Rod Frelinghuysen added $33Bn of pork to the aid bill for hurricane Sandy victims.  That’s $33Bn above the $17Bn directly intended to help those victims.  It’s time for Mr. Frelinghuysen to go.  I urge my neighbors in the 11th District to identify and support strong Conservative primary challengers to Mr. Frelinghuysen for 2014.

    Rights vs. Needs

    A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.   Conservatives just can’t resist the shiny object held out by Progressives.  In the case of the current “discussion” about the Second Amendment, Conservatives accept the position that it’s all about needs when they answer the question, “Why | Read More »

    Come On Rush – You Should Know Better!

    Listening to Rush Limbaugh today provided more evidence that Conservatives just don’t know how to play the game.  Rush was reviewing the positions taken by Republicans and Democrats regarding more tax increases onn the Sunday morning talk shows.  Not surprisingly, Democrats are taking the position that there’s more money to be taken from the “rich” by eliminating “loop-holes” and deductions that ordinary citizens don’t get.  | Read More »

    Simply Extend The Deadline By 90 Days

    All John Boehner needs to do to take control of the dialogue about the fiscal cliff is present a bill in the House that delays implementation of the tax rate hikes and spending cuts by 90 days.  That’s it.  No other goodies.  No tricks.  No gimmicks.  A simple extension of the deadline.  Maintain the status quo.  He could make the argument that this is just | Read More »

    Boehner Must Go

    As if we needed more evidence that John Boehner is not a leader, and certainly is not a Conservative leader.  Last night’s vote on “Plan B” was an embarrassment – and that’s being kind.  Apparently, Boehner believed he could take a stand, draw a clear line in the sand, and force the President and Senate Democrats to take ownership of allowing tax rates to increase | Read More »

    Lose the Battle, Win the War

    I know – it’s anathema to Conservatives to raise taxes.  And objection to the President’s proposal to raise taxes is a principled objection.  But no matter how the “negotiations” conclude, Republicans will lose.  Either they agree to raise the tax rate on those earning more than $200K/$250K, or they allow the Bush tax rates to expire, raising taxes rates on everyone.  Either way, tax rates | Read More »

    What’s a Vapor Bill?

      This week (or in the near future), the Senate will vote on a health care bill that has not yet been written. Harry Reid will bring to the Senate floor a conceptual draft of what their proposed health care bill should include – but without any legislative language. In other words, without the law actually having been written. Here are some critical facts to | Read More »