Kentucky Voters Can Help GOP

Voters in Kentucky can’t seem to help themselves.  They can’t stand Mitch McConnell, but they keep sending him back to Washington where he puts a wrench in every Republican plan to reduce spending, shrink government, control the border and even defund the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

It would be nice if GOP senators would simply oust McConnell from his post as majority leader.  That would go a long way toward solving the problem in the Republican-led Senate, but perhaps that is expecting too much.  If you are going to kill the king, you have to make sure it is with the first, decisive blow.  If not, he will hoist you on your own petard and make you wish you were never born. Continue reading “Kentucky Voters Can Help GOP”

Poor Pitiful Planned Parenthood

Poor pitiful Planned Parenthood.  A new rule on Title X funding, a program designed to provide health services to low income people, went into effect Monday, courtesy of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court Appeals — the most liberal appeals court in the nation.  Therefore, the nation’s behemoth abortion provider will fall on its sword — make that the scalpels and suction machines it uses to end the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies a year —rather than abide by it.  As a result, Planned Parenthood will lose $60 million in government funds.

All Planned Parenthood had to do to receive this money was stop referring the women it sees for pregnancy tests to its abortion business in the next room.  Planned Parenthood can’t do that because, despite what it says about providing health services, abortion is its “core mission.”  Continue reading “Poor Pitiful Planned Parenthood”

World’s Greatest Negotiator Just Got Rolled

Don’t look now, but the world’s greatest negotiator just got rolled on a budget deal by a couple of snake oil salesman and you will end up paying the bill.

Don’t blame Nancy Pelosi.  She does what she has always done.  Her game plan has always been the same.  It has never changed.  However, the president refused to listen to the grownups in the White House — Chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Russell Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget —who had studied it and prepared an adequate defense.

No, the two guys holding out the bottle of magic miracle tonic were none other than Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  They claim it contains the solution to all Trump’s current problems.  All he has to do is agree to raise the debt ceiling.  Drop his insistence that there be real offsets for a heavy round of new spending that bust the caps in the 2011 Budget Control Act — the hard fought victory won by the tea-party Congress —  and call it a victory for national defense.

Just drink the contents in this little bottle and Continue reading “World’s Greatest Negotiator Just Got Rolled”

Guess Who Is Pulling the Rug out from under Trump, again

What’s a president to do about the crisis on our southern border?  It’s hard enough fighting a political party that owes its very existence to illegal immigration and will provide nothing to stop the flow through our border with Mexico.   However, it’s members of Trump’s own party who are pulling the rug out from under him, again.

Democrats in the House refuse to pass the laws that are needed to immediately deport those streaming into our country from Central America.  They refuse to give up the money for a border barrier or any kind of meaningful security.  They refuse to provide the money for additional detention facilities or even humanitarian aid to the illegal border crossers.  For Democrats, nothing will do other than simply releasing these gate crashers into our country.

So Trump has attempted to use the laws at his disposal to stop the flow himself.  Unfortunately, it’s his own party that is cutting him off at the knees. Continue reading “Guess Who Is Pulling the Rug out from under Trump, again”

China’s Giant Sucking Sound

In 1980, presidential candidate Ross Perot used the metaphor of a  “giant sucking sound” to warn our citizens on the dangers of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.  He correctly predicted that  many of our factories would relocate to Mexico to take advantage of lower labor costs.   His critics said, “Good riddance.  We will replace those low paying jobs with good paying high-tech jobs!”

Well that giant sucking sound from Mexico paled by comparison to the ginormous sucking sound from China. Surely you’ve heard it!   China not only sucked the bulk of our manufacturing jobs out of the U.S., it also sucked a good portion of those high-tech jobs away from our country along with the bulk of our technology.

I remember being in a state of shock in 1996, when I learned that the Chinese began launching our satellites.  Both American industry and state-owned Chinese companies had been lobbying for years to get satellites off what is known as the ”munitions list,” the inventory of America’s most sensitive military and intelligence-gathering technology. Continue reading “China’s Giant Sucking Sound”

Time to Chew Gum (Call Democrats’ Bluff on Immigration)

Democrats have an answer for their critics who question why they are spending time investigating President Trump instead of  addressing the urgent needs of the country:  “We can walk and chew gum at the same time,” they tell us.

Well its time they start chewing gum! Continue reading “Time to Chew Gum (Call Democrats’ Bluff on Immigration)”

The Great Congressional Con Games

Have you ever been the victim of a con?  Let me tell you about my experience in France.  My husband and I took the late night Chunnel, the undersea train that goes from London to Paris.  Tired after a day of sightseeing, we were anxious to get our money changed from British pounds to Euros and head to our hotel.

There was no one else around the terminal when we arrived at the glass-enclosed exchange booth.  As my husband handed the man on duty some money, the agent spoke softly but offered to give us a better deal if we exchanged a different amount.  My weary husband could not understand him so he bent down and put his ear to the window as he reached for his wallet.   In doing so he took his hand off the luggage he was carrying, and when he reached back to grab it, it was gone. Continue reading “The Great Congressional Con Games”