Archive for April 16, 2011

As tea party rallies were kicking off the Obama camp once again failed to try and at least appeal to the tea party. So far the Obama camp is under estimating the strength of the tea party. They flexed their muscle in 2012 with around 95% of their endorsed candidates taking the oath of offices. This lack of seriousness cost the Democratic Party dearly.

But get this! The tea party endorsed DEMOCRATS won office. That’s right the Democratic candidates that the tea part endorsed won office. Democrat Rep. Walt Minnick is just one example, now granted they have not endorsed many Democrats but none the less it shows they will endorse someone regardless of party affiliation. So why not the Obama camp reach out to this movement?

The Obama camp will I fill take the tea party lightly and when they do that they will LOSE the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama.

I have not done a commentary on Rep. Nancy Pelosi for quite some time to be honest I forgot she was even still around. But have no worries I am not going to even take the time to work on a commentary piece regarding Rep. Nancy “You must pass the bill 1st to be able to read it” Pelosi. But I do want to share this piece I read on Politico though.


1 time in my Political Science class I was the only Republican so when debate time would come around I would always win. I would talk to the other kids who were going to be debating against me and beings I learned from an early age that most Democrats love hand outs ….I would slip them a few bucks and win every time…

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To all my fellow Floridians who are upset because Gov. Rick Scott is slashing budgets check this out ok. If we would have had so many people on an already over loaded system we would not be going broke. Now there are so many people upset and crying that they want their cake and eat it too. With sites like fight for Florida popping up let’s look into what really is going on.

I am going to look at the top 5 of his budget cuts:

  1. Scott is calling for a $703 million cut in school funding. The biggest hit comes to the HBCU Historically black colleges and universities” This I praise him the most on listen education is very important but it is also very over funded well it was. 703 million is only a tiny sliver in the over al education budget.
  2. Eliminating 1,690 jobs from the Department of Corrections, here we have another Dept. that is way over funded. The Dept. of Corrections rakes in billions of dollars of tax payer’s money every year, we have minor offenders going to prison for what? It is and has always been a huge business in Florida and one that really does not benefit Floridians.
  3. An 8,700 overall reduction in the state government workforce In addition to the almost 1,700 jobs Scott wants to eliminate from the Department of Corrections, he plans to cut approximately 7,000 more positions throughout the state government. Govt. is too big you have to rein in the out of controlled non-sense. People that end up losing their Govt. job guess what? I heard today that McDonalds is hiring a job is a job right? Just because you punch a time clock for the State makes you no better than the man on the back of the dump truck.
  4. Tax cuts worth $4 billion, this is the sweetener added to this already wonderful cherry pie! Perhaps the most striking feature of Gov. Scott’s budget plan is a call for tax cuts totaling nearly $4 billion over the next two years. These include a $1.4 billion reduction in property taxes and a 1.5 percent drop in the corporate income tax. Lower the corporate income tax and guess what that will equal to MORE JOBS for the common man.
  5. A $4 billion Medicaid reform to combat rising Medicaid costs, Scott has sought a federal waiver to transfer Florida’s Medicaid recipients into privately run managed-care programs. Doing so would save the state nearly $4 billion over the next two years. Privatize Medicaid this is something that should be done on a Federal level if it was me and I was Gov. I would DO AWAY WITH THIS ALL TOGATHER. We already have a socialistic health care program now ran by the federal Govt.

So there we have it Gov. Rick Scotts budget plan in a nutshell. Listen in order to stop the run away spending and DEBT, Apparently those that are opposing this could care less about debt reduction SPEND SPEND SPEND SPEND well guess what? Charlie Crist is no longer here…..

WASHINGTON — Braced for a possible political backlash, House Republicans charged forward on their plan to slash deficit spending by scaling back Medicaid and overhauling Medicare while still cutting taxes, putting them on a collision course with President Barack Obama and Democrats.

All but four Republicans voted Friday to support the 2012 budget resolution crafted by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. No Democrats supported the plan, which passed on a 235-193 vote.

While certain to die in the Democratic-controlled Senate, House approval of Ryan’s plan puts Republicans squarely on the record in favor of an approach to deficit reduction markedly different from an outline offered Wednesday by Obama. The president advocates raising taxes on wealthiest taxpayers and only minor changes to Medicare and Medicaid. Obama contends that while his plan would only cut spending by $2 trillion over the next 12 years, on balance it would cut the deficit more than the GOP proposal as a result of the tax increases. Obama said his plan would cut borrowing by $4 trillion over 12 years.

Republicans said their plan will cut $5.8 trillion in spending over the next decade and balance the budget in 2030. It cuts taxes on the top income earners and businesses — from 35 percent to 25 percent — while closing unspecified loopholes and tax exemptions. “This budget keeps America exceptional,” Ryan said before the vote. “It preserves its promise to the next generation.”

Ryan’s budget blueprint would do away with Medicare’s direct payment for health care for seniors, replacing it with a voucher system in which seniors choose between private insurers. The Congressional Budget Office found that part of the plan, which would take effect in 2022, could nearly double out-of-pocket costs for seniors.

The plan also would cut federal spending on Medicaid, which provides health care for seniors, children and the poor, and begin distributing money by block grant to states.

Democrats cast the Republican vote as an attempt to dismantle the country’s economic safety net even as the rich receive tax cuts.

Republicans know the political risks, especially in swing districts and states, since all recent efforts to drastically restructure benefit programs have bombed with voters.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said House GOP leaders were sending their rank-and-file members to slaughter. “I want to say to my Republican colleagues: Do you realize that your leadership is asking you to cast a vote today to abolish Medicare as we know it?” she asked.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, said: “The size of our deficit, tax rates are important, but they are not the sole lens through which the strength of America should be viewed. We should budget for an America where the young have educational opportunity, the not-so-young have dignity in retirement, and a bigger middle class shares in our country’s success.”

As GOP lawmakers left Washington for a two-week break, House leaders armed members with charts and talking points aimed at refuting Democrats’ criticism and winning over constituents. A kit for members outlined a day-by-day plan for focusing comments on Republicans’ plans to add jobs, deregulate business and cut taxes.

Republicans argued Friday that Americans are willing to accept diminished social programs in return for a firmer fiscal standing.

“They understand in my district: We’re broke. If we don’t deal with this, we lose the social safety net,” said Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich. “I think they’re ready.”

Polls show a much less certain picture. Americans appear to have a significant appetite for deficit reduction, but their appetites shrink as they wade into details, particularly those involving changes to Medicare.

Republicans emphasized that the Ryan budget wouldn’t affect current Medicare recipients or people now 55 or older. And they said they had no choice but to restructure Medicare and Medicaid, whose skyrocketing cost are major drivers of the growing debt.

Yet, even as the Republican rank-and-file voted for the bill, some kept their distance from the details.

“It’s a politically bold move; there’s no doubt about it,” said Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. “I’m not going to say I endorse every piece of it. I’m voting for it as a roadmap.”

The four Republicans who voted against it Friday were Reps. Ron Paul, R-Lake Jackson; Walter Jones, R-N.C.; David McKinley, R-W.Va.; and Denny Rehberg, R-Mont.

Friday’s vote bolstered the position of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, for the next budget fight: raising the limit on the $14.2 trillion national debt.

Boehner needed the lift after losing scores of GOP votes on Thursday’s compromise plan to fund the government through fiscal 2011, which ends Sept. 30.

“Now let me be clear: There will be no debt-limit increase unless it’s accompanied by serious spending cuts and real budget reforms,” Boehner said Friday.