This is the closest we’ll get to actually doing it.
(It gave me a giggle)
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asking for Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to step down stating that Reid is being reckless in his efforts to shut down the federal government.
So far, 85 House Republicans have signed a letter to Harry Reid asking him to resign as Senate Majority Leader. Reid has been publicly blaming the TEA Party members of Republicans for the stalemate on the budget. This budget should have been passed six months ago. Democrats have REFUSED to submit a budget and REFUSE to negotiate any substantial cuts on spending. As an example on the ridiculous things Reid supports, do you remember “The Cowboy Poets“?
The letter written by Rep. Crawford:
Many of us wrote last week pleading with you to bring a long-term continuing resolution before the full Senate that would fund government operations for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011. We hand delivered the letter the 39th day after the House passed HR-1, its version of the FY 2011 yearlong continuing resolution that adhered to the calls of the American people pleading for reasonable, responsible spending cuts.
Unfortunately, another six days have passed and your refusal to pass a bill means our Nation has moved one step closer to a government shutdown. Mr. Reid, your lack of action and absence of leadership is irresponsible. It has now been 45 days since the House of Representatives passed a bill that reduces the massive $1.4 trillion deficit for FY 2011 by a modest $61 billion.
Where is your bill, Mr. Reid?
We urge you to reconsider your reckless, partisan strategy of shutting down the government. If you will pass a bill, the House and Senate can meet in conference to reconcile any differences and then forward the final bill to President Obama.
The American people deserve responsive leadership from those who are elected to higher office. Unfortunately, you have failed on numerous counts. Under your stewardship, the Senate failed to pass a budget resolution last year, something that hasn’t happened since the current budget process was established in 1974. Mr. Reid, you also failed to pass one single appropriations bill to fund even a single federal agency, but yet you somehow muster the nerve to say Republicans are the problem. The ball is in your court to pass a long-term spending resolution for the remainder of FY 2011 that can be reconciled with the H.R. 1. With all due respect, if you do not plan to fulfill your responsibilities as Senate Majority Leader, perhaps it is time to step aside.
Mr. Reid, it is time to stop denying the dire straits of our nation’s fiscal health. It is time to pass a bill.
Bound together and determined,
In light of the fact that the Democrats in Washington have shirked their duty to our country by refusing to be accountable for their irresponsible spending, they keep blaming everyone except themselves. So when federal employees around the country find themselves without a paycheck when the government shuts down, they can all go ask Harry Reid to support them. Reid should have never been re-elected to begin with.
YOU WILL NOT HEAR THIS ON NETWORK LAME-STREAM NEWS!!!!
Last May Obama announced that he would limit new oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Obama KNEW his offshore drilling moratorium would cost at least 23,000 jobs but went ahead with it anyway. After all, what’s another 23,000 jobs when you have lost several million already?
Last June, it was reported the Obama administration FALSIFIED THE REPORT to support their drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.
But this didn’t stop the Obama Administration. These radical leftists still have not lifted their deepwater-drilling moratorium. This week a federal judge ruled the Obama Administration was in contempt for continuing the JOB-KILLING stunt.
The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater-drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled.
Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and re-instituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday.
“Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling.
“Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re-imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.
A Gulf small business owner reacted to this ruling today.
“Judge Feldman tried to overturn the moratorium back in June, before this policy created the desperate economic circumstances we now face. The Obama Administration would’ve saved us a lot of trouble if they’d listened to his legal decision back then and avoided eliminating thousands of jobs and millions in earnings.”
I guess we can all agree here that Obama and the liberal Democrats in Washington do *NOT* care about creating jobs!!! More like they are more than happy to dispose of more jobs… unless it’s a union or government job.
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The Physicians Foundation today released the results of a national survey of physicians that finds strong negative feelings towards the new health care reform law and fear that patient care will suffer in the months and years ahead. The survey was intended to gauge physicians’ initial reaction to the passage of health reform and to learn the ways in which they plan to respond to it.
The research, conducted by Merritt Hawkins, a national physician search and consulting firm, on behalf of the Foundation, comes on the two-year anniversary of the Foundation’s first national physician survey that found growing dissatisfaction among doctors as they struggle with less time for patient care and increased time dealing with non-clinical paperwork, difficulty receiving reimbursement and burdensome government regulations. The new research reinforces those findings and shows that the new health care reform could intensify existing problems for doctors and worsen the shortage of primary care doctors, making it more difficult for patients to access quality care.
“Physicians support reform; in fact, we were the ones leading the fight against the status quo. But this new research shows that doctors strongly believe the law is not working like it needs to – for them, or for their patients,” said Lou Goodman, PhD, President. “For any health care reform effort to be successful, it must include the viewpoint of our nation’s doctors. Their perspective from the front-lines of patient care is critical in determining what’s broken in our system and how we can fix it.”
Notably, physicians also felt that Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate formula (SGR) had an equally large impact on their practices as health care reform. Proposed cuts have been repeatedly put off by Congress and in January will reach approximately 30% if not addressed. “Despite the high profile nature of the health reform discussion, physicians are equally concerned over the impact of SGR on their practices,” said Walker Ray, MD, Research Committee Chair. “The fact that SGR was not addressed as part of this year’s reform effort shows that we don’t have a comprehensive solution yet, and also that doctors simply didn’t have a voice at the table during the reform debate. That needs to change.”
Key research findings include:
• The majority of physicians (60%) said health reform will compel them to close or significantly restrict their practices to certain categories of patients. Of these, 93% said they will be forced to close or significantly restrict their practices to Medicaid patients, while 87% said they would be forced to close or significantly restrict their practices to Medicare patients.
• 40% of physicians said they would drop out of patient care in the next one to three years, either by retiring, seeking a non-clinical job within healthcare, or by seeking a non-healthcare related job.
• The majority of physicians (59%) said health reform will cause them to spend less time with patients.
• While over half of physicians said health reform will cause patient volumes in their practices to increase, 69% said they no longer have the time or resources to see additional patients in their practices while still maintaining quality of care.
• 67% of physicians said their initial reaction to passage of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was either “somewhat negative” or “very negative” and a great majority (86%) believes the viewpoint of physicians was not adequately represented to policy makers during the run-up to passage of the law.
• Physicians are almost evenly divided over the relative importance of SGR (36%) and health reform (34%) to their practices, while 30% are unsure which will have the greatest impact.
The full research report is available as part of “Health Reform and the Decline of Physician Private Practice,” an expert analysis of the potential effects of reform on physician practices.
The report is available here: http://www.physiciansfoundation.org/
Egypt is on fire and the flames may soon spread to Jordan and even Saudi Arabia.
The situation on the streets of Cairo is confusing, but so too is the message coming out of the Obama White House. The White House appears to be leaving Hosni Mubarak, an ally for three decades and lynchpin of Mideast stability, twisting slowly in the wind. And worse, it appears to be open to allowing the Muslim Brotherhood play a key role in a “reformed” Egyptian government, as long as the organization renounces violence and supports democracy.
We stand at a critical crossroads which has potentially catastrophic implications for the future of Israel and America itself. We need to act quickly. We need to tell the Truth About the Muslim Brotherhood!
If the Obama White House really believes this is possible, it is even more hopelessly incompetent than we imagined!
The Freedom Center has been warning about the Muslim Brotherhood since 9/11. The Brotherhood is the godfather organization for jihad in the Middle East (and, for that matter, in the U.S. where it operates through the Muslim Student Association and other fronts). Its Palestinian branch, Hamas, is a terrorist organization whose charter calls for the annihilation of Israel. Osama bin Laden was a graduate of the Brotherhood; so was the mastermind of 9/11, Sheik Khalid Mohammed. It opposes the Egyptian-Israeli agreement of 1979, without which Israel would be under the gun as it was in the first few years of its existence and will be again if the Brotherhood takes over.
In suggesting that the Muslim Brotherhood can be a democratic partner in Egypt, the Obama White House has outdone even the Carter administration’s destabilization of the Shah of Iran in 1979 and its welcoming of the theocratic fascist Khoumeni as a “saint.”
During the present crisis, the Freedom Center has been contacted by talk radio and cable news shows for its take on the Egyptian situation because we, more than any other organization, have documented the “Unholy Alliance” between the Left and Radical Islam. That is the title of a book I wrote documenting the collaboration that is now bearing fruit in the demand for “change” in Egypt. From the Bolshevik Revolution, through Mao and the Ayatollah Khoumeni, the left has always seen figures who turned out to be monsters as “reformers.”
The Freedom Center’s Robert Spencer has noted in daily posts on our website Jihad Watch and in his alarming pamphlet, Obama and Islam, the dangers present in Barack Obama’s “outreach” to the Muslim world, from his speech in Cairo itself to his overtures to the Muslim Brotherhood today. Now the dangers in those misguided and incoherent policies have reached critical mass, threatening two key U.S. allies – Egypt and Israel – and putting the fate of the region at risk, while also strengthening the hand of the Revolutionary Guard in Iran.
This came to me in an e-mail and I wanted t share. It is from Bill Wilson of the dailyjot.com
The State of the Union message may well have been an example of a classic communist brainwashing by applying a technique called ideological subversion. The first step is demoralization by confusing the facts to the point that one does not care to follow the truth. Second step is destabilization by actions counter to common sense. Third step is creating a crisis in which to apply certain policies and ideals. Fourth step is normalization, where people refuse to accept fact, logic or reason when it is presented to them–in other words, they accept the manifesto before them. Ideological subversion is designed to make people come to no sensible conclusions to defend themselves or their country.
Demoralization. The president said in his State of the Union address: “With their votes, they’ve determined that governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties… We will move forward together, or not at all…” In reality, the 2010 election was a total rejection of the socialist-trending policies of big government, not a mandate of sharing in these policies. Then he threatened moving forward with the president’s agenda–or not at all. He said the Soviet Union beat us, but that the space program resulted in this generation’s “Sputnik” moment. He said America had fallen behind China and India, and to sustain the American dream, we must “sacrifice, and struggle, and meet the demands of a new age.”
Destabilization. Throughout the message, the president talked of new expensive programs while at the same time saying the budget must be cut–these are opposite actions that belie common sense. Again, he said that Russia, Europe and China were moving ahead of our nation in infrastructure and that we must rebuild America in order to prosper. And he continued in class warfare by saying that the richest Americans should pay for bigger government.
Crisis. He continued to use financial crisis to forward the concept of big government, more taxes (as couched with the word “invest”), more government intervention rather than relying on “the whims of the stock market.”
Normalization. He spoke proudly of welcoming homosexuals to the military, integrating illegal aliens into American society, and big government programs as forged by “principled compromise.” These are all smooth words, but they are promoting a rebellion against the laws of God. They are bringing the masses into a mental state where good is evil and evil is good. Isaiah 30 begins with “Woe to the rebellious children, says the LORD…” And verse 10 says, “Which say to the seers, see not; and to the prophets, prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits.” We must repent from our trust in oppression and perverseness and hold these leaders and one another accountable lest we perish.
Here we go again. Harry Reid should have been tossed out on his ear when he said that Washington “STINKS” every summer during tourist season. What a commendable quality in a U.S. representative to vocalize that WE THE PEOPLE smell.
More enticements from Washington to the illegals of Mexico to come to our country. It’s called the Dream Act. Reid is proposing to attach the Dream Act to the Defense Bill. He wants to reward illegals for bringing their children here… illegally. They must have been here before they were 16 years old and been here for 5 years. They must join the military and complete 2 years of college.
All he Dream Act does is allow a back door way around amnesty. Not to mention the economic burden put on a state to fund these illegal children through 2 years of college. Lets not forget the state burden of welfare all along that have been taking care of them to begin with.
Reid needs to understand that the American people do NOT want illegals here at all. Reid fails in his proposal because he (and the rest of the Democratic congress) seem to have this consensus that they are doing the country a favor. What they are doing is ILLEGAL. There are rules set forth in our country pertaining to legal citizenship. Rules are in place for a reason. They make it seem like these people have rights. THEY DO NOT. No person here in the United States illegally has any damn rights to anything in our country. What they do have the right to do is come here legally. No one is denying them the American dream to pursue happiness, just come to our country legally.
When is the left going to realize that the Democratic Party does NOT give a shit about these people? When are they going to realize that the only thing they care about is the populace of voters? When are they going to realize that calling people who oppose immigration amnesty of ANY form are not neurotic, anti-American, or bigoted. What we believe in is ‘Rule of Law’. When are they going to get their heads out of the sand and rediscover the TRUTH?!!
The truth of the matter is that the Democratic Party is the party of TREASON. It is the Party of LIES. It is the Party of SOCIALISM!!!! As said by Norman Thomas (6 time socialist candidate for U.S. president), “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of ’liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing what happened. I no longer need to run for presidency since the Democratic Party has adopted our platform”. The Democrats have been the BIGGEST proponents AGAINST civil liberties in our country for over two hundred years!
Democrats have this notion of an ideal society brought about by the hand of a benevolent, enlightened government., when in all reality…. it’s socialism. Every time socialism is entertained in other countries, it fails miserably. History has taught us this. Why in God’s good name do these people still believe in it? Do they not see how the socialist programs already installed by our government have already deteriorated?
In all honesty though, let Senator Reid sink himself with this proposed Bill. GOP front-runner Sharon Angle already has a lead on him. I wouldn’t say it’s a done deal, but Angle has a 13% lead on him. This proposal will make him look even worse in the eyes of America who support AZ’s SB1070 and who do not support amnesty.
It’s representatives like Reid who refer to “We” as themselves instead of “We” as in “WE THE PEOPLE” are the ones who NEED to be voted out of office. The Dream Act is just a desperate last minute attempt to make himself appear like he gives a shit when in all honesty… WE THE PEOPLE know better.