DISGRACEFUL, SIMPLY DISGRACEFUL …
I thought President Barack Obama was going to put an end to pork-barrel spending? NOT! Obama’s $60.4 billion request for Hurricane Sandy relief for those that were directly affect by the “super storm” that devastated NY, NJ, CT and many other states has turned into nothing more than a Christmas stocking of goodies for things other than Sandy victims like federal agencies and even the state of Alaska. This is exactly what is wrong with Washington, DC and politicians taking advantage of disasters and pissing away the hard earned tax payers money. Do you really ever wonder why our national debt is at $16 trillion and counting? These SOB’s just keep spending and spending and spending under the guise of doing good. UNREAL.
President Obama’s $60.4 billion request for Hurricane Sandy relief has morphed into a huge Christmas stocking of goodies for federal agencies and even the state of Alaska, The Post has learned.
The pork-barrel feast includes more than $8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice departments. It also includes a whopping $150 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to dole out to fisheries in Alaska and $2 million for the Smithsonian Institution to repair museum roofs in DC.
An eye-popping $13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future storms.
Other big-ticket items in the bill include $207 million for the VA Manhattan Medical Center; $41 million to fix up eight military bases along the storm’s path, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; $4 million for repairs at Kennedy Space Center in Florida; $3.3 million for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center and $1.1 million to repair national cemeteries.
Budget watchdogs have dubbed the 94-page emergency-spending bill “Sandy Scam.”
This is the reason why Government should not be able to increase taxes on anyone. There is not a revenue problem, there is an spending problem and these people just won’t stop.
Tennessee College Republicans from the Obama Generation to “The Debt Generation” … Welcome to Obama’s Generational Theft
Obama’s reelection bid is no longer and promises of “hope & change,” its about running on his record …
Barack Obama has pretty much disillusions ed every one that voted for him in 2008, no voting block more than the college age youth. They have gone from the Obama generation in 2008 to the “DEBT GENERATION”. Watch the video below from the Tennessee College Republicans, aptly titled, ” The Debt Generation”. Check out the Debt Clock.
The Debt Generation
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
In 2008 more than 2/3 of America’s youth voted for Barack Obama; however, little did the naive college kids know that Barack Obama would hang them out to dry and create an out of control debt of political gifts that they would be responsible for. Many of them now regret that they ever voted for Obama. The One handed out gifts like Santa Claus; however, Santa does not charge you for the gifts he gives, Obama does. Fewer young voters see themselves as Democrats and unlike 2008, the Obama magic is gone. The bloom is off the rose and Obama is not perceived as “Hope & Change” but instead the same old, same old of an establishment politician.
Welcome to the “generational” theft of Barack Obama. The result, Obama has lost the luvin’ feeling of America’s youth.
UPDATE I: A blast from the past from Vanderbilt from 2009 … And the Obama gang thought we would just forget.
A new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health shows that 55% of Americans have an unfavorable views of Obamacare. The opposition to Obama’s government take over of health care is up 9% since last month. As much as the Politico wants to say that Americans do not want to spend time dismantling the health care pig, that is the only way that it will make the 55% of those against Obamacare happy. Of course, if Obama really wants to prove that he has made a change and shift right to the middle, rather than just window dressing … he would not stand in the way of a repeal of Obamacare and tell Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reaid to allow a vote to take place in the Senate.
Public opposition to the health care reform law spiked to a record high in a new poll out today — but Americans don’t necessarily want Republicans to spend time trying to dismantle it.
Fifty percent of Americans have unfavorable views of the law, according to a joint survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. Opposition to the law jumped 9 percentage points from last month and is the highest since April, when Kaiser began asking the question every month.
The new opposition to President Obama’s biggest domestic policy initiative has been driven largely by independents. Fifty-seven percent of independents had an unfavorable view of the law this month, up sharply from 41 percent in December.
What do these polls tell us … Obamacare will be an issue in the 2012 Presidential election and have a say in the US Senate elections as well.
V IS FOR VICTORY … VICTORY FOR WE THE PEOPLE!!!
America, tonight you just witnessed the power of the people and the aftermath of the political tsunami and avalanche of the 2010 midterm election. Elections have consequences. Democrats and those Republicans who did not quite get the message, finally did over the last couple days as WE THE PEOPLE made their outraged voices heard and along with Senators Jim DeMint, Mitch McConnell and John McCain … Reid’s bill is toast. As stated at NRO, ”this was to be the appropriators’ last hurrah. In the end, they couldn’t see it through, and it’s not going to get any better for them next year.”
The 1924 page, $1.3 trillion pork laced, earmark Omnibus spending bill has been abandoned by Democrat Majority leader harry Reid. Obviously, Reid (D-NV) did not have the votes to pass the pork laden spending bill and was forced to pull the bill rather than seeing it go down to defeat in a US Senate vote.
The US Senate did not do their job during the year so the Democrat leadership thought they were going to do business as usual like last year and just pass an Omnibus spending bill full of pork to have Obama sign. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the pork-roast … WE THE PEOPLE said NO, we said, HELL NO!!!
Senate Democrats abruptly abandoned an omnibus budget bill for the coming year, pushing major spending decisions into the next Congress and giving Republicans immense new leverage to confront President Barack Obama priorities.
The decision Thursday night sweeps away months of bipartisan work by the Senate Appropriations Committee which had crafted the $1.1 trillion bill to meet spending targets embraced by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R—Ky.) himself prior to the elections.
With the government lurching toward a funding cutoff Saturday night, Washington faces a genuine fiscal crisis — at once serious and rich in political farce.
Democrats have only themselves to blame for failing to pass any of the 12 annual appropriations bills that fund the day-to-day operations of the government. At the same time, Republicans contributed mightily to this failure and are going through their own culture war — torn between the Senate’s old-bull pork-barrel ways and the more temperate fiscal gospel of their new tea party allies.
Harry Reid has caved on the Omnibus bill. For all his threats, bravado and attempted power play, Reid loses. It is obvious that not only did Reid lose and so-called GOP support, there were most likely many Democrats who were up for reelection in 2012 that did not want this vote to hang over them like Obamacare did the Dems that lost in 2010.
Harry Reid and Dems give the finger to WE THE PEOPLE …
The Democrats suddenly claim they are fiscally responsible in playing class warfare when it comes to tax cuts for the rich, but they have no problem spending another $1.1 trillion in a near 2000 page Omnibus bill. GOOD GRIEF. This is what Harry Reid and the Democrats think of the 2010 midterm elections and the fact that the people said enough spending! Instead, Reid and the Dems just add more and more pork spending and keep adding more and more deficits to the already existing record one. Just 42 days ago Americans went to the polls and gave Democrats a shellacking as a political tsunami swept many spendthrift Democrats out of office. And now this.
America, this is what Harry Reid thinks of the 2010 elections. BTW, thanks so much Nevada
Can you imagine America, after the 2010 midterm elections … the Democrat majority think so little of you that they directly against your will. American told Washington to stop spending so what do Democrats continue to do … SPEND!
Senate Democrats have filed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the government through fiscal year 2011, according to Senate GOP sources.
The 1,924-page bill includes funding to implement the sweeping healthcare reform bill Congress passed earlier this year as well as additional funds for Internal Revenue Service agents, according to a senior GOP aide familiar with the legislation.
The package drew a swift rebuke from Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.
“The attempt by Democrat leadership to rush through a nearly 2,000-page spending bill in the final days of the lame-duck session ignores the clear will expressed by the voters this past election,”Thune said in a statement. “This bill is loaded up with pork projects and should not get a vote. Congress should listen to the American people and stop this reckless spending.”
The outrage of many can be heard from US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) in the following video.
“The American People Have Said Enough!”
“I thought that the message was pretty clear. That the American people said enough with the spending, enough with the pork barrel spending, enough with mortgaging our children and grandchildren’s future.”
Have these shameless politicians learned nothing from the revolt of “WE THE PEOPLE” in the 2010 midterms? And for their final lame-duck act comes the $1.1 trillion PORKTACULAR Omnibus bill. Oh but wait, its not just Democrats … its RINO’s as well. That and pissed off Republicans who were replaced in this past election like Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah).
“That’s my intention,” said retiring Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) when asked if he would support the package.
Bennett said earmarks in the bill might give some of his GOP colleagues reason to hesitate but wouldn’t affect his vote.
“It will be tough for some, but not for me,” he said.
GOP Sens. Kit Bond (Mo.), George Voinovich (Ohio) and Susan Collins (Maine) also told The Hill on Tuesday they would consider voting for the omnibus but want to review it before making a final decision.
$247,000 – Virus free grapes in Washington State
$413,000 – Peanut research in Alabama
$125,000 – Fishery equipment for the Guam Fisherman’s Cooperative Association
$349,000 – Swine waste management in North Carolina
$277,000 – Potato pest management in wisconsin
$246,000 – Bovine tuberculosis treatment in Michigan and Minnesota
$522,000 – Cranberry and blueberry disease and breeding in New Jersey
$500,000 – Oyster safety in Florida
$400,000 – Solar parking canopies and plug-in electric stations in Kansas
$165,000 – Maple syrup research in Vermont
Get on your phones and call your Senators and SAY NO, HELL NO!!!
“Additionally, the bill earmarks $727,000 to compensate ranchers in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan whenever endangered wolves eat their cattle. As my colleagues know, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Gray Wolf program is under intense scrutiny for wasting millions of taxpayer dollars every year to ‘recover’ endangered wolves that are now overpopulating the West and Midwest. My State of Arizona has a similar wolf program but ranchers in my state aren’t getting $727,000 in this bill.
“Mr. President, I will have much more to say about this bill later this week. I assure my colleagues – we will spend a great deal of time talking about this bill and the outrageous number of earmarks it contains. But for now let me just say this: it is December 14th – we are 22 days away from the beginning of a new Congress and nearly three full months into fiscal year 2011 – and yet we have not debated a single spending bill or considered any amendments to cut costs or get our debt under control. Furthermore, the majority decided that they just didn’t feel like doing a budget this year. How is that responsible leadership?
The answer is, IT IS NOT. This is the reason why in 2012, fiscally conservative Republicans must take back the US Senate and the White House. America cannot survive if this continues.