A VISUAL of THE FISCAL CLIFF BILL:
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Oh boy, that will cut the deficit. All the crap the jokers in Congress try to pass off to us as such great deals. Okay, so-called intellectual I-know-better-than-you POS in Congress, tell me something. Hypothetically speaking, how would cutting 900 billion dollars over 10 years equal to cutting the deficit when the deficit is growing over 1.3 TRILLION dollars a year, provided you and Zero don't spend even more per year? Apparently there are no math majors in Congress. They are truly a bunch of useless fools.
PICARD: No! …I will not sacrifice the Enterprise. We’ve made too many compromises already. Too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again! The line must be drawn here, …this far, no further! And I will make them pay for what they’ve done.
You know, this speech is hits the nail on the head in terms of Conservative vs. Liberal.
Liberals and the Progressive movement have dumd down this country and began changing it's history. Traditions are being rejected, common sense is being outlawed. They indoctrinate our kids, protest violently, and demand we compromise with them through surrender.
I am not surprised that worthless crap would be stuffed into the so-called "fiscal cliff" bill. More taxpayer money wasted. More lobbyist and special interest payoffs. Same-old, same-old politics in the Beltway. Their shame knows no bounds!
I thought they'd try to back door some sort of gun control legislation in the bill, just for good measure. They are that treacherous. I don't trust any of them.
Corruption in our government is best illustrated by attaching riders to bills, that have no relation, whatsoever, to the bill itself.
If there is anything we would outlaw, it should be this. Bills should pass or fail, on their own content.
This accepted system, of attaching riders to legitimate bills going through the process, is an aberration of what the Founders intended.
It is one of the most corrupt things about our government. We should do everything in our power to get rid of it.
This is the problem. Palin took on the corrupt Bastards in Alaska and won (briefly). Murkowski carries on the blatant pork in which her daddy engaged. Shamefull.
They are nothing but bank robbers in suits and ties. They don't need guns when they can use a vote and a pen. They are robbing people blind. I hope they all die horrible deaths, and their loved ones too.
'Pork' for biotech companies, wind-turbine-makers, biodiesel producers, film studios — and their lobbyists, yes.
Money to help Hurricane Sandy victims, well..... They don't generate a whole lot of election contributions, even if most of them are northeastern liberals.
There is no bill that passes Congress, without pork. You will learn that this bill that just passed, is full of it. 30 thousand words, I believe. Why 30 thousand words? Pork.
Wolfie will be sending you my e-mail address for some serious car talk. We come from the same background and 'turf' but if I had a Mercedes, I'd probably stuff a Ford V8 in it. Except maybe for the 54 'Gull Wing' that sold for over a million on Barrett-Jackson last night. ;-) ;-)
Got the pics, tinlizzie. Love the T. What a beautiful car. If I had all the cars I owned growing up, I could sell them at the Garrett for a fortune. The 55 Chevies were my favorites. I had one that was completely stock. Red and beige, 265 engine. If I had it today, probably sixty thousand. The other one, 327 corvette engine, 4 speed trans, 4.88 positraction. It maxed out at 80 miles per hour, but it got there in a heartbeat.
Never lost a race with that one.
I loved the Nomad. Wish I still had it. My brother still has one. He also has a 56 convertible. Convertible is probably worth 75K. Who knew?
I'm a Mercedes guy now. All I really care about. Own four, but always looking for another one. It's a sickness, I know. Whatcha gonna do? There are only two things in life. Beautiful women, and beautiful cars. Everything else, is secondary.
When Barrett-Jackson comes on, my Mrs. goes and watches the other TV. She gets tired of hearing me say, "I had one of those". Don't even know what my 51 Ford Country Squire (Woody) would be worth today. By the way, that Model T isn't 'restored'. That will be an 86 year old 'Used Car' on the 6th of next month. I'll tell you more about it in e-mails. I don't like to clog this place up with this stuff.
How hard is it really, to understand that those of us who are still working, and trying to run a business, cannot really support fifty per cent of the population who refuse to work, and expect the rest of us to support their lifestyle?
Scoop, thank you so much for alluding to the Borg, in your attempt to explain what is happening to this nation right now. It is dead-on accurate. Only trekkies will get it.
We are indeed being assimilated. Individualism and Freedom, are a threat to the Collective. ergo, The New World Order.
I have used the Borg, repeatedly, to try to explain to people what is happening to us.
We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
Thanks for understanding.
Spot on... perfect example. Love it!
Such a powerful scene for such a pathetic and sickening action by this miserable congress and pResident.
And people still wonder why we're so deep in debt? All of the people who put this pork into the bill should have their names published in the papers. If they're so proud of it, then they won't mind having the public know who was responsible for it. Let all Americans know how our money is being wasted and who is responsible for it. I'm sure that will "help" them a lot come election time.
Get a load of these pork barrel kickbacks in Tuesday’s budget deal:
•$430 million for Hollywood through “special expensing rules” to encourage TV and film production in the United States. Producers can expense up to $15 million of costs for their projects.
•$222 million for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands through returned excise taxes collected by the federal government on rum produced in the islands and imported to the mainland.
•$70 million for NASCAR by extending a “7-year cost recovery period for certain motorsports racing track facilities.”
•$59 million for algae growers through tax credits to encourage production of “cellulosic biofuel” at up to $1.01 per gallon.
•$4 million for electric motorcycle makers by expanding an existing green-energy tax credit for buyers of plug-in vehicles to include electric motorbikes.
(from College Insurrection http://collegeinsurrection.com/2013/01/fiscal-cliff-budget-deal-chokes-students-with-pork/)
It makes me absolutely ill. This while business owners have to sue because the gov't is forcing them to provide health insurance for their employees, let alone the contraceptive portion. Taxes on small business just went up in the fiscal cliff bill, cap gains taxes also went up in the fiscal cliff bill which means less investment in startups, the ObamaCare medical device tax is on GROSS sales which means they pay a tax on Revenue not net profit and have to pay the tax even if they have a loss for the year. Barky Boy is moving towards taxation on Revenue and not net profit will put all businesses out of business.
I'm so sick of pork in any bill. I believe we need an up and down vote on every bill, for what the bills are intended. I know they use this pork crap to get people to vote for it, but it has to end. This mutual 'I'll scratch your back, you scratch mine' society has to stop. It's totally insane. It's our money they're playing with, not theirs.
And what happened to publishing the bills on the web for the public to review? Didn't take long to break that promise, again.
How about 16 trillion in tax relief to tax payers? Oh wait they have to pay for the pork the others got… Better increase taxes it's been a few hours!
You know, the Democrats could be considered the Borg with their collective mentality.
Honestly, this is sort of what I thought the GOP should have done in situation like these.
No one reads the final bill. Why couldn't the GOP do this? Sayi "Alright Obama you got what you want." and send him a bill that really gives the GOP and Conservatives what we've been demanding... sigh.
It's dirty but the Dems clearly know what the hell they are doing.
Well this just cant be true cuz the king decried there to be no more earmarks back in 2009. Nobody is surprised by this bs anymore. We need to throw them ALL out at this point. Ryan caving on this bill showed that even those we thought conservative have been overtake by the massive creek of crap that is DC cant escape the crap.
I think I'm gonna have to bite my tongue on this one- I don't want to kick myself out. While I've never seen First Contact... I'll agree it seems like a good description.
I'm sure I'll think of something more sophisticated and sarcastic later, but sometimes I just gotta be quiet.
This is the disease that permeates Washington. They can't even pass a Hurricane relief bill for the Sandy victims without throwing a ton of pork in it. They're like the shoplifters who just can't help themselves.
We need to put them all away for their own good.
Shoplifters is a great analogy so can we have them arrested because its our pockets they're stealing from?????
ZERO relief should go to NYC and NJ until Bloomers and Christie step down. They both oppose the Constitution thus their constituents should not receive any redistribution of taxes unwillingly levied against us.
I live in NJ and the devastation up north is terrible. Don't punish the victims because they've been through enough. As for Christie and Bloomberg, be my guest.
I love you mom and don't want to see you hurt because of politicians. But it is time that disaster relief bills are just that for the unreimbursed damages and no pork. There also needs to be accountability on where the nonprofit donations went, how they were utilized by victims and prevention of the local gov't from accepting donations, and federal relief and then taxing their citizens on top of it.
Did you see the pork in that bill? Alaska fishiers truly need funding at all let alone hurricane relief? Btw mn received zero with the massive flooding this summer which displaced many and was in the billions