Cutting spending, shrinking government, painlessly? Not
General numbers. About forty percent of our spending is for discretionary items. The same amount that is deficit spending, The truth is that if you cut 40% of the spending to balance the budget or you shut down the government (except for non-discretionary spending) the result will be exactly the same. Two years ago, give or take a few days, we voted to create the | Read More »
Are we in this to win, or sleep well at night.
The first step in getting what we want in Washington is to stop arguing about what is the best way to do everything and concentrate on the need for power. The Democrats understand this. Who is our Diane Feinstein? Who is sitting in the wings just waiting for an opportunity to advance power grabbing legislation that will help weaken the grip of the establishment progressives? | Read More »
Guns in schools? Yes, but how……
This week there has been a lot of discussion about guns in schools. The no gun zone liberals seem to be winning the argument and another opportunity to make America a gun free zone is too good for the Democrats to pass up. But the real question needs to be why the government has failed in it’s most basic concept of making our communities safe | Read More »
Anything but debt the ceiling.
Give Obama anything he wants on taxes, and a few months from now Joe Q Public starts asking why we need to raise the debt ceiling after Obama fixed the taxes. Give him the debt ceiling and Joe Q Public thinks everything in Washington is fine now, because see, we don’t have to keep fighting to borrow money and that means we are not borrowing | Read More »
Where gun control belongs in our discussions.
Arguing about whether guns are protected is a waste of energy, because government can’t control anything, they can’t control the border, they can’t control illegal immigration, they can’t control drugs, they can’t control the mentally ill who make our streets unsafe for children, and our put our health at risks, they can’t control repeat criminals, or flash mobs. They can’t even control there own spending. | Read More »
Nadler and Bloomburg – they just couldn’t wait.
Guns, these things always involve guns. They involve people that can’t adjust normally to society and guns. They always involve media hysteria, people who can’t adjust to society, people who are criminals. people who are perpetual troublemakers, people who are broken though no fault of their own, but broken none the less, people who are a threat to themselves and to others, and they involve | Read More »
REED: No time for deal or does he mean here comes Obama’s tax cuts?
For everyone that wants to hold the line on taxes and threatens to castigate any Republican that votes to raise any taxes repeat after me. “We can win in 2014 defending the Obama tax cuts”. Because that is what is coming. Obama has never negotiated in good faith because he can manipulate the Republicans into doing what he wants, and we help him. He wants | Read More »
Time to get serious.
The Obama administration is not negotiating in good faith. This comes as a surprise? The Obama administration sees everything, including the “fiscal cliff” negotiations in terms of a long term strategy to gain power and influence. There is no reason for Obama to negotiate. The only power that the Republicans have is to shut down all spending, in effect, shutting down the government. Power is | Read More »
In reply to Ned Ruyn, we are blinded, not stupid.
Ned Ruyn’s post “I Think Sometimes We are Truly a Stupid Movement” brings up important weaknesses in our fundamental approach to politics that if we cannot resolve will condemn us to failure. All is not lost for us, but it will be unless we change our approach to politics as a whole. When confronted with great challenges and wondering where to start, do the obvious. | Read More »
Your home work assignment: Win this caller’s vote.
On the drive home since the election I have been forcing myself to tune in (and stay tuned into) the Liberal Talk show “team” that is on our local CBS affiliate. It is difficult. But I received an answer to a question that has haunted me. Why white blue collar workers, an important part of the the Reagan Democrat and Independents who in the past | Read More »