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Can Boehner really be Dumped? (Yes! Here’s How)

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Our system of government was designed to be run from the bottom up.  Our founding fathers wanted to be sure that we the people would have the final say in matters of great importance, not the president or congressional leaders, and certainly not the Supreme Court.

They also recognized that it was we the people who must have absolute control of the power of the purse, not the other way around.  That is why the Constitution mandates that all spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives and that the members of that illustrious body must stand for re-election every other year.  They gave us the ability to rein in congressmen if they overstep their bounds.

To say that John Boehner has failed as Speaker of the House is to state the obvious.

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy to dump a sitting speaker.  As the old saying goes, “Power corrupts, and absolutely power corrupts absolutely.”  Congressional leaders have a lot of power and they do everything they can to maintain it.  That is why the current Congress holds the elections for party leadership positions for the next Congress before the new members are seated.  It’s all supposed to be a fait accompli but is it? Read the rest of this entry »

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December 17th, 2014 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


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