Demunist or Republican, it's very hard to see a difference.
They both want to continue to share power and control the lives of all of us serfs so that WE can serve THEM.
Well, Mr. McConnell, it appears that before Obama has even opened his mouth, your cohort Boehner has already laid all his cards on the table and promised the moon. Are you telling us that Boehner is lying? Just what is it that YOU have done in the past couple of years to make any difference in the Senate? I don't recall any bold words or directives coming from your old mouth. Suddenly, you are Mr. Conservative? BS, sir. You and Boehner need to go, and you need to go now.
You won't roll over? Of course you will. You can't help yourselves. After all, it's Obama's time to lead and no one in Congress wants him to fail, right?
Like Boehner, this clown needs to go out to pasture too. Bring in the new and let them have their shot at things. These Bozo's are wimps and need to grow a pair.
You guys just ROLLED on obamaScare. I believe NOTHING that comes out your lips. All of you are as bad as obamaNation.
What a dupe! The sequestration ($800B cuts from Military/Defense) was a deal cut by Obuma, Reid, and McConnell...two wolves and a sheep deciding what's for dinner.
McConnell: We will NOT roll over and agree with Democrats on tax hikes
When I read the words and see his picture my skin starts to crawl, and I feel squeamish.
For some reason he reminds me of the con artist fight promoter in the first Rocky movie.
Well, well, McConnell is finally going to where he can get out his message. Finally they must be realizing that going to the WaPo and the rest of LSM is not getting out the correct message. Republicans need their own propoganda machine. They have been too clueless in the past to think of it. We have told our House Rep that we don't susbscribe to the WaPo and he had better stop talking to them. He's getting better but not really great.
I guess I am going to have to start a new correspondence with my new Democrat Senator.
Magically, they've grown a spine now? The Democrats won the election (thanks in part to the incompetent GOP) and now suddenly, their resolve is stronger now than ever before? They've been caving for years and are impotent. So, what's changed? It's all lip-service. When Obama's media starts harranging them, they'll fold... just like they always have.
The Tea Party gave them a gift in 2010... and they squandered it. They don't care about or appreciate true conservatism... and true conservatives don't care about them. They have lost conservative/Tea Party support. And these phonies (Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, etc.) never had the stones to do the right thing and stand no matter what assails them. Paper Tigers.
Yeah right. The tire tracks on your face are obviously misleading, as are the tear and tire tracks on Boehner's.
Did you notice that all the discussion since the election has been about taxes and not one word has been said about cutting SPENDING? As we have seen over the years, if we raise taxes all Congress will do is spend more money. There is never any incentive to actually SAVE money. And if you're dealing with a country that doesn't want to cut spending on something as stupid as Big Bird, which represents a corporation worth roughly a quarter of a billion dollars and is partially subsidized by YOUR tax money, then not much is going to change in Washington. If people always want their "free" stuff AND their government jobs, no money will be cut from the budget. So all raising taxes will do, in the end, will raise our debt because we'll just spend more money. Irritating, isn't it?
I'm sure the Dems aren't going to care much what Mitch wants for the next 2 years. Not after losing this badly during a cycle with more D than R seats up for grabs.
I like Mitch McConnell. I was a fan. But ... he lost influence, even if it wasn't his fault.
This is his first salvo of his re-election campaign, that's all.
He'll roll over, that's how they operate.
It's BAU in Congress, and the POS will do what he likes because he'll just sing Executive Order after Executive Order.
Forget about Fast & Furious, forget about Benghazi - nothing will happen because the MSM are not doing their duty.
Forget about Solyndra, there will be more, as the POS said on one of his stump speeches.
I'm beginning to think that only the states can hold out against Obama, and can try to entangle Holder in law suit after law suit.
As for the GOP - forget it, unless TEA Party activists get cracking, from local levels up, and dismantle, state by state, the corrupt GOPe.
Obama forcefed cash into the banks at gunpoint, and made them buy stocks to keep the stock market propped up until election day. Now, he's in like Flynn, so it's time to put the screws to some folk, get them to come along to daddy's way of thinking...
Needs to talk to Boehner. The only reason Boehner did not mention changes necessary to Obamacare is the democrats have not informed him of the changes they want.
This is where Republicans lose all credibility with thinking people. McConnell claims he did not go to Washington to raise anybody's taxes. But by spending more than is taken in through direct taxation, that is exactly what he is and has been doing. Inflation is a tax. Period. All the dollar debasement he made necessary by supporting bank bailouts, never ending interventionist wars, and unfunded entitlements like Part D represents a major hidden tax on all Americans. I'm sorry, but given his record, his statement is blatantly disingenuous.
I am not sure of anything anymore. I will just continue to pray for our country. I honestly don't know what else to do right now.
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Mitch the B*tch should be the Tea Party's first target to get him out of office.
Don't be surprised to see the pseudo republicans up for reelection in 2014 start acting like they have a backbone.
I'm as tired of this guy as I am of Obama. He's the typical, inside the beltway, loves the power he has politician. He is EXACTLY like the Republicans that didn't mind being in the minority for 40 years because they were thrown crumbs by the Dems.
The man "led" the Republicans in 2010 (a massive tea party year) and in 2012 (when 33 seats were up!!) and couldn't get 6 seats in all that time to take control?! Come on other Senators...he has to go! You don't remain in leadership when you LOSE.
The problem is its just a game to them. Sometimes our guy wins, sometimes yours. That is okay until "their guy" wants to transform the country. They just don't look on Obama that way.
Now that he doesn't have to run for anything ever again, I guarantee that Obama is going to refuse to sign any tax bill that doesn't repeal the top end Bush tax cuts and lay blame on the House Republicans when everyone's rates go up. And people will not be happy with them.
The only reason Mitch McConnell is telling Breitbart News ANYTHING is because he wants to be reelected in 2014. DO NOT REELECT MITCH MCCONNELL. Wake up Kentucky. Look at his face - butter wouldn't melt in his mouth - he is conning you. MITCH MCCONNELL IS PART OF THE PROBLEM. Not the solution. Nowhere NEAR the solution. Boehner must go as well. Unfortunately, Boehner isn't up for reelection until 2016. BUT, McConnell is up in 2014. He knows he is in trouble with Tea Party conservatives - he wants to start his campaigning early to con you. DO NOT TRUST HIM. We barely heard a PEEP out of him during the Romney campaign. Where the hell was he? Where the hell was BOEHNER stumping like crazy in Ohio for Romney who needed his support???? We barely saw either one of these RINOs. Boehner, McConnell, Christie - RINOS. I don't care what Christie is bloviationg about how "truthful" he is - HE IS a RINO. His despicable display with Obama was devastating to the Republican conservatives and to Romney. Christie is just another Boehner/McConnell. McConnell has hired Tea Party campaign people to help his reelection. Any "Tea Party" person that would help McConnell IS NOT a true Tea Party Patriot.
Ok, taking my meds - going to bed. Grrrrrrrrrr !
LOL.. This from little Lord Fauntleroy of the US Senate.. whose happy and content with his little lord political landship and comforts of minority party luxury..
The day McConnell or Boehner grow a conservative backbone, is the day they are defeated and thrown out of their cushy permanent political class elitist GOP establishment RINO seat.
The only bright spot in this election is that Replicans control the majority of state houses , therefore the control the " Power of the Purse"
A Rational Advocate
"The most formidable weapon against errors of any kind is reason"
THE POWER OF THE PURSE
By A Rational Advocate
In the Utopian thinking of many of our citizens the ideal situation would be where our Federal Government could solve the various economic, environmental, social and other problems that exist in our society. They say allowing the levying of taxes as required to alleviate these problems could do this. As it should be apparent to all, it just hasn't happened that way. The nature of Government has demonstrated to us over the years that in the process of this redistribution of income it tends to divert it to the benefit of it's own personal and parochial desires.
In our original Constitution under Article I, Section 9 there appears the statement, "NO CAPITATION OR OTHER DIRECT, TAX SHALL BE LAID, UNLESS IN PROPORTION TO THE CENSUS OR ENUMERATION HEREIN BEFORE DIRECTED TO BE TAKEN". This, of course, was intended by the founders of our union to prevent the Federal Government from taking taxes from one State for the benefit of another State or, more importantly, from gaining the power to extort from any State or entity what it desired by using this taxation power to exert leverage on it.
However, the Constitution does allow for Amendments and the bureaucrats in Washington found a way to subvert the judicious intentions of our founding fathers. In 1894 the Congress had passed an Income Tax law but subsequently the Supreme Court ruled it violated the Constitution and it was overturned. Not to be daunted, in 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was introduced by the Congress and, unfortunately, ratified by three fourths of the legislatures of the States.
This Amendment states, "THE CONGRESS SHALL HAVE POWER TO LAY AND COLLECT TAXES ON INCOMES, FROM WHATEVER SOURCE DERIVED, WITHOUT APPORTIONMENT AMONG THE SEVERAL STATES, AND WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY CENSUS OR ENUMERATION". One may suspect that the smaller states legislatures where looking for the redistribution of the income from the larger states for their own and their respective state's benefit. It is apparent they did not realize federal government misuse of taxes collected would greatly diminish this distributed income by the time it reached them.
Thus, with the "power of the purse" now within their grasp, the Federal Government demonstrated that which had concerned our forefathers. Now individual members of government, especially the Congress, were able to leverage the deliverance of funds to various special interest groups in return for campaign contributions and other favors.
It should be apparent that virtually all of our economic and social problems, as they exist today, are a byproduct of the mismanagement by the Federal Government. This provided by the power that was given to them under the 16th Amendment. Foremost, the mismanagement resulted in the massive budget deficit that now exists. It has contributed to the need for both parents in a family to gain employment in order to support their family. Without adult supervision many children have become delinquents. Teen-age pregnancies and the drug problem surely have benefited from this situation.
Since it is unlikely that the 16th Amendment will ever be repealed, some consideration should be give to what can be done to counter the effects created by it. Some possibilities do exist.
One such approach would be to eliminate the IRS and income tax through legislation and replace it with a national sales or value added tax. If properly managed, a sales tax rate could be set that would maximize collectable tax revenue. The theory being that the price set for any commodity effects the number sold so that profit is maximized by establishing an optimum price to realize maximum net return. Arguments that this would increase the cost of living for those with lower income could be countered by provisions to provide relief for those in our society whose wages fall below a level determined to require government aid. In addition, an increased growth of our economy caused by the investment dollars left in the private sector would provide an increasing amount of jobs for all.
Another approach is supported by Milton Friedman, nobel laureate in economics, and described in detail by Alvin Rabushka and Robert Hall, of Stanford University's Hoover Institution, in their book The Flat Tax. Although this approach still leaves remnants of the income tax bureaucracy and possibilities of the rebirth of legislative tinkering, it would immensely simplify the reporting of income and hopefully eliminate onerous double taxation on interest, dividends an capital gains that now exists. The use of a relatively high exemption related to family size provides tax relief for those on the lower end of the income scale or a "negative income tax" proposed by Friedman could also be considered.
Legislative abuse which now is enhanced by the fact that those Congressmen that continue in office term after term after term rise to points of power wherein they virtually control the operation of the house of which they are a member. Limiting their power by virtue of limiting their time in office could help by providing new Congressmen the ability to effect corrective legislation. To effect this, an amendment to the Constitution would probably have to be enacted.
Unfortunately, the greatest obstacle to reversing the effects of the 16th Amendment is the lack of factual knowledge on the subject by taxpayers. The media, who appears to be biased toward the continuation of the status quo, has not shown the ability to properly inform its audience on this subject. Our schools, especially at the high school level, are dreadfully wanting in covering this subject matter in a proper economics format. The subject matter is not stressed or taught to teachers prior to or after they receive their credentials. Thus, we have an electorate, which is somewhat lacking in the ability to truly form credible opinions.
It is hoped that there are enough tax payers who have taken the time to investigate the history of our income tax system to pass what they have learned onto others. Those enjoying the largesse that comes with power will not give it up without a fight. It should be apparent that a thoroughly informed public is a prerequisite to effecting the necessary income tax reforms desired.
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The republican Governors association needs to take control of the federal budget by not sending anymore revenue back to washington. They need to starve this beast that is out of control.
Uuumm.. excuse me, but after the 2010 Mid-term election, that put the House in GOP control, and gave the GOP a mandate to stop, reverse, and do whatever else is necessary to stop the Obama agenda, and they did nothing appease, capitulate, and collude with Obama every step of the way.. what makes you think that they will anything now, after the GOP was demoralized in this Obama re-election, and with US Senators gaining ground, not losing ground...
No, it's time to to take back the GOP from these big govt spending liberal progressive RINO's.. then take back the country..
Quote- "Conservative leaders on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney, saying his attempts to paint himself as a centrist and hide his principles cost him the presidency.
They vowed to wage a war to put the Tea Party in charge of the Republican Party by the time it nominates its next presidential candidate.
“The battle to take over the Republican Party begins today and the failed Republican leadership should resign,” said Richard Viguerie, a top Tea Party Conservative activist.
"Obama Re-election Cause for Revolution — The Obama Regime must be dismantled !" unquote
Don't trust the GOP congressional leadership. The cuts are a joke. The tax hikes are no joke. Don't believe me? Look at the big picture. http://twitpic.com/bbh8s7
I don't trust anything Boeher says. Now that Obamacare is 'law of the land' I'm sure he'll decide next week that increased taxes are too. That turd needs to go!
It seams very clear to me that if President Obama cannot get his way in sticking it to the so called rich, he is more than willing to watch the poor and middle class suffer for it.
Nothing more than fodder for Obama's soup .....
Closing tax loopholes and cutting tax rates. Sounds like a wash to me (at best). What did you say about spending cuts? What? I can't here ya. I said SPENDING CUTS other than the military.