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Boehner’s Gone: Who’s Crying Now?

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“It stinks!”  That was how incoming Speaker of the House Paul Ryan explained the back room deal hatched by outgoing Speaker John Boehner and Democrat leaders that raised the debt ceiling and put us on automatic pilot to the spending stratosphere through the rest of Obama’s term.

Boehner claimed he was “cleaning the barn” before Ryan took control of the House of Representatives but where is that smell coming from?  The entrance  to the place is spotless, but the bad odor will linger well after Boehner is gone because of all the brown stuff he piled up in the stalls.

Thanks to Boehner and the Senate’s worthless Mitch McConnell, it’s Obama who will come out smelling like a rose.   The nation is on a collision course with the grim reaper over unrestrained spending and all the hard decisions have been put off until the next president takes office.

Does anyone seriously think that Paul Ryan’s hands are clean?  Boehner spent weeks begging Ryan to take the reins of the House.  If Ryan had put his foot down and said “No” to this deal it never would have happened?   Instead, Ryan blessed the deal by voting for it, along with all Democrats and a mere 78 of his Republican colleagues.   Read the rest of this entry »

USA on Slavery’s Slippery Sloap

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The average life of a democracy is 200 years.  Our country has outlived its expiration date largely because it is a democratic republic with a constitution that guarantees our citizens certain inalienable rights and a government with three co-equal branches, each with checks on the other two.

We are  now seeing those basic rights eroded by an aggressive Supreme Court.  We also are seeing those checks and balances upset by an equally aggressive president and a Congress that is reluctant to use the power at its disposal.

Furthermore, the financial stability of this nation has been undermined by our elected representatives who have learned that the best way to stay in office is by spending our money and doing favors for their supporters.

As a result, our economy is at a near standstill and we are mired in debt.  China is bullying us, but we owe so much to that communist country there is really nothing we can do about it.  This has to stop before it is too late because, as the Bible says, “The borrower is the slave to the lender.”

Just how far have we fallen down slavery’s slippery slope?   Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Carson to Emergency. Nation on Life Support!

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“Is there a doctor in the house?”

Once upon a time, that phrase was a common occurrence when there was a medical emergency at a public venue.  Today, most doctors are afraid to treat medical emergencies outside of a hospital for fear of being sued.  Our healthcare system, which represents one-sixth of our economy, is upside down and Obamacare made the situation worse.

This inept president has put our country in the ER and it is doubtful that the USA, with its $18 trillion debt and future obligations that can’t possibly be met, can survive in its present form.  The current condition is not entirely Obama’s fault.  Career politicians from both political parties are to blame for this chronic condition.  However, it is Obama who has pushed us into the critical  care area.    Read the rest of this entry »

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May 27th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Deck the Halls with Federal Regulations (Fa, la, la, la, la – la, la, la. la!)

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While we were feasting on the holiday turkey and celebrating with family and friends, Obama was pulling another fast one.  While we enjoyed the Thanksgiving stuffing, he was busy stuffing the federal register with 3,415 new regulations.

At this time of year, average Americans are worried about scraping up some holiday cash Meanwhile, Obama seems hellbent on driving up the cost of everything.   Read the rest of this entry »

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December 3rd, 2014 at 5:30 pm

“D-Day” for Republicans

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“D-Day” is a military term used to denote the beginning of a combat mission.

There is a new D-Day coming.  Let’s call it “Decision Day for the United States.  It falls on December 11.  That is the day the GOP must decide if it will accept the mandate it was given by the American people to lead or if it will run up the white flag of surrender to an unpopular but stubborn president.

If you have been paying attention, then you know that this is the day the government runs out of money.  The timing is awful, two weeks before Christmas when most people are busy with the holidays and have checked out politically.

This timing is no accident.  The price of liberty really is eternal vigilance.  There can be no liberty without the ability to control a fair portion of what we earn which is slowly slipping away with each passing tax increase.  And don’t kid yourself, if we don’t get the nation’s spending under control, more hefty tax increases are coming.  It’s just a matter of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 19th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

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