Posts Tagged ‘budget’

A Second Look At The So Called Budget Deal.

April 10, 2011

No, I haven’t had an epiphany regarding our leadership. We want to trust them and we want to believe what they say. It’s just that we’ve been led down the primrose path before, so we’d have to be certifiably nuts not to be a little bit skeptical.

I was listening to Larry Kudlow, who caught my attention with a different take on John Boehner and his leadership. He’s quite impressed with what Boehner has accomplished, pointing out that the 38 billion dollars are cuts to the base line budget. That translates to some 500 billion dollars in budget reductions over the next ten years. It sets the spending back to pre-2008 levels. That is hugely important. But it’s only part of the story.

The DeMarxists, Harry Reid, Barack Hussein Obama et al, got it put to them. They got their clocks cleaned. Not only that, but it set the stage for the battle over Paul Ryan’s budget proposal later on this month. You’ll never see it on network TV, or PBS and the liberal print media. It was actually fun to watch… Obama and Reid placed all their eggs in the basket when they banked on the Republicans taking it on the chin for shutting down the government once again. It was also fun watching the Lame Stream Media decry a few tourists who may be discomfited by our national monuments being closed. It was a tawdry exercise in yellow journalism, but no more than we’ve come to expect from the LSM.

There was a lot of speculation among Patriot friends of mine about just how gun-shy Boehner and the Republican establishment were going to be over an impending ‘government shutdown’. They got their noses bloodied the last time they allowed the DeMarxists to control the issue and paint the Republicans as heartless baby killers. Ironic, since the DeMarxists are themselves directly responsible for the murders of millions of unborn and near-born children, many of them black babies.

Boehner didn’t flinch. It’s no secret that I’ve been critical of John Boehner’s leadership. It’s also true that I’m impressed with his handling of the situation. He was determined, did not waver, earned the respect of his membership, and managed to give the DeMarxists a bloody nose in the process. He also managed to keep Obama and Reid from whacking military spending… which they clearly stated was their intention.

All in all, I have to give the Republican leadership high marks on this one. It is but the first of many battles to come, and we Patriots cannot take our eyes off of government for a second. Don’t underestimate the amount of weight we can swing on these issues. The Patriot Movement is here to stay, and we are a huge political force to be reckoned with.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011


Republicans Fail In Budget Wars… No Leadership, No Courage.

February 20, 2011

If that sounds harsh then perhaps the Republican leadership should look really closely at themselves and ask themselves just exactly who they’re working for, because right now, quite frankly, they’re not looking all that hot.

Sixty billion is the figure being cast about as the spending reductions for this budget. Another thirty billion was proposed but was not taken up by Republicans, for some unknown reason. I’ve really been concerned about what I perceive to be a demarcation in the party between the ‘old’ party members and the new conservatives.

As a quick for instance… look at good old reliable John McCain… now that he’s won re-election for another six years, we the American people, and especially his constituents, can collectively go to hell as he reverts to type. He nearly got whiplash running to kiss Barack Obama’s butt. Then he has the nerve to tell us that he ‘thinks he can work’ with Obama.

We seem to remember John working with ‘others’. They called it the gang of fourteen… they called it the McCain-Feingold assault on the First Amendment… they called it the Illegal Amnesty Act. Remember? I sure do. John hasn’t wasted any time either. He’s got his pet amnesty act out again and he’s dusting it off.

John’s just one guy, but he’s not alone. I’ve said this before… the times are past where Conservatives can afford to be burdened with wishy-washy moderate ‘Republicans’ who run into accommodation mode at the very first sign of a fight.

Sixty billion? A hundred billion? That’s a joke, right? We’re upside down 1.7 trillion dollars this year alone, and we’re dabbling with a hundred billion in ‘proposed’ cuts! We’re sick of the timidity and the outright cowardice shown by the Repubic leadership. If we get any more disappointed, that whole mess may be out of a job. So far, the only ones who have remained faithful to the mandate of the voters are the Patriot Tea Party freshmen. That says worlds about the party leadership.

It’s a little like what just occurred on the House floor. We thought we were sending tiger sharks in there to shred the unbelievably irresponsible spending of this government. Instead, we get these timid little mice nibbling away at the fringes of that megalithic monstrosity, the house that Obama built.

I’m afraid there are going to need to be more serious changes in the Republican Party if we are to succeed in saving the country. 2012 is going to be another watershed… but what will be shed will be the timid, the weak, the lame and the lazy.
We warned them.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011


Tax Spend Tax Spend Tax Spend Tax Spend Tax Spend Tax Tax.

February 3, 2010

I feel like I’m living in an alternate universe. The Obamaverse is a little like a comic book existence where everything is twisted and backwards. Like Superman’s BIZARRO world. In Obama’s land of bleak outlook, a little less bleak landscape is a HUGE success. Twisted, turned and distorted to make it appear a little less colorless, it is fed to the hounds of bleak expression to spread across the land to all who will listen, “see what great things I/ME I/ME am doing for you”.

In Obama’s perverted world, TAXING the most productive segment of our society, the area from which MOST job growth is born in this country, is somehow a noble act for which we should be grateful. Obama plans to TAX the middle class by ONE TRILLION PLUS DOLLARS in the next decade, starting with allowing the BUSH tax cuts to expire next year. Unemployment in the private sector continues to increase, while at the same time the government adds more and more TAXPAYER FUNDED EMPLOYEES to its payrolls.
Government produces nothing. Government takes from the private sector under the threat of the force of law… legal or not.

This government is unaccountable and out of control. We the denizens, the PEOPLE of Obama’s BIZARRO world, have a President who is literally running riot without the consent of the majority of the governed. We have a Congress which is a runaway freight train to nowhere, is not responsive to its controls (the Constitution) and is working directly in opposition to the people WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE MAJORITY OF THE GOVERNED.

Terri Cullen

The direct assault on the middle class in this country has a name. Lenin wrote about it. In a country where the free exchange of information and ideas is abridged by the power and influence of government, such as in the removal of TERRI CULLEN’S well researched and damning article on,”BACKDOOR TAXES TO HIT MIDDLE CLASS”, we call that tyranny.
SOMEBODY in the administration got to Reuters objecting that Obama’s magnificent budget message was being compromised by the naked truth. The journalistic giants and seekers of the truth at Reuters rolled over like a scolded puppy with its feet in the air and they pulled the article.

TOO LATE, I’ve got it (me grinning). Reprinting is not something normally within our format, but this should be required reading for every taxpayer in this country.
This is a clear abridgment of the public’s right to know and the First Amendment of our Constitution.
There’s that pesky First Amendment thing again… seems like a would-be tyrant just can’t get a break anymore.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Backdoor Taxes To Hit Middle Class

by Terri Cullen

Millions of middle-class households already may be facing higher taxes in 2010 because Congress has failed to extend tax breaks that expired on January 1, most notably a “patch” that limited the impact of the alternative minimum tax. The AMT, initially designed to prevent the very rich from avoiding income taxes, was never indexed for inflation. Now the tax is affecting millions of middle-income households, but lawmakers have been reluctant to repeal it because it has become a key source of revenue.

Without annual legislation to renew the patch this year, the AMT could affect an estimated 25 million taxpayers with incomes as low as $33,750 (or $45,000 for joint filers). Even if the patch is extended to last year’s levels, the tax will hit American families that can hardly be considered wealthy — the AMT exemption for 2009 was $46,700 for singles and $70,950 for married couples filing jointly.

Middle-class families also will find fewer tax breaks available to them in 2010 if other popular tax provisions are allowed to expire. Among them:

* Taxpayers who itemize will lose the option to deduct state sales-tax payments instead of state and local income taxes;

* The $250 teacher tax credit for classroom supplies;

* The tax deduction for up to $4,000 of college tuition and expenses;

* Individuals who don’t itemize will no longer be able to increase their standard deduction by up to $1,000 for property taxes paid;

* The first $2,400 of unemployment benefits are taxable, in 2009 that amount was tax-free.

Reuter’s issued this advisory:

“The Feb 1 story headlined “Backdoor taxes to hit middle class” is wrong and has been withdrawn. The story said lower-income families will pay more under tax provisions scheduled to expire Dec 31. The Obama administration’s budget calls for the extension of those tax provisions for households earning less than $250,000.”

Obudget? Oh, Brother! Hold On To Your Wallets – Job Destroyer Inc.

February 2, 2010

I’m running out of superlatives again. It’s getting to be a barometer of NATIONAL LUNACY, as played out by the White House and the Congressional Clown College. While Obama is taxing the exact segment of the population where job growth is created, just about guaranteeing negative job growth in the private sector, the House Madam, Nancy Pelosi, is spending millions of taxpayer dollars in travel, food and booze for herself, her family and political cronies, while the country is scrambling to find work and scrabbling to survive. The corruption in this government is astounding and DISGUSTING.

Barack Obama announced the budget for 2010 today and it’s still burning holes through the floor…THREE POINT EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS!! This dude is DELUSIONAL. Or as is beginning to become more likely and more apparent, this man is purposely and purposefully driving this country to ruin so that he and his extremist party may profit from the resulting confusion and ruin. The deficit for 2009 was fully 1.413 TRILLION dollars, the highest since World War Two. But hold on to your wallets and purses ladies and gents, I’m not finished yet. The federal budget deficit for this year, with the highly accomplished organizer at the helm, is ONE POINT FIVE FIVE SIX TRILLION FRESHLY MINTED DOLLARS. But all is not lost, take heart because our intrepid budget-cutting leader has identified TWENTY BILLION dollars he will fearlessly slash.

Barack Obama speaks about his budget for fiscal year 2011.

Meanwhile, his plans for your economic misery for 2011 encompass a modest budget of THREE POINT EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS.
Since the Obama administration ‘expects’ a 2011 budget shortfall of ONE POINT SIX TRILLION DOLLARS, expect that to be a lot closer to two trillion.
By the way, the President has had the White House inform Senator John Kerry that the 2011 budget ‘assumes’ income from the controversial climate policy approach (cap and trade) which would appear to be dead on arrival given the catastrophic failure of the attempted theft of 1/6 of our economy through the single payer heath care bill. It looks like we can expect them to try and SNEAK all or parts of the detestable cap and tax bill past us. But sneaking and lying are a strong part of the Kerry resume. We can take absolutely nothing for granted with this bunch… not for a moment… not for a split second.

While the Republicans are putting up their 10 point program we have to remember and remind them that this is not a Republican revolution… this is not a Tea Party revolution… it is a CONSERVATIVE Republican revolution. It’s a Conservative revolution. It’s an Independent revolution. It’s a revolution of loyal, patriotic Americans who are sick and tired of having our money stolen, our freedoms abridged and taken and our Constitution violated. WE ARE FIGHTING MAD! But we have to remember… we have this year to get it right. This year there can be no RINOs, there can be no accommodation with evil. We have to put up a strong united front. The old style Republican party insider stuff won’t play any more. It’s your party, take it back.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

CHAMELEON: Who and What Barack Hussein Obama?

October 4, 2009

Which Obama is which? You just never know which door to look behind… or should that be an empty window?
The American people are learning a seriously painful lesson. When you buy a pig in a poke you have no idea what you are getting.
Whoops! I understand that pork is seriously upsetting to our Islamo-Fascist friends… TOO BAD. It IS something that Democrats and not a few Republicans (much to their discredit) are extremely fond of.
George Bush virtually guaranteed exodus en masse by Conservatives and Independents by the total irresponsibility rampant in his administration, where profligate spending and earmarks were concerned. His desk never saw a veto pen during his first term and seldom during his second. In this area his administration was severely deficient. We paid for that in the 2008 elections. To say nothing of putting forth a seriously flawed candidate in Senator John McCain.
Barack Obama spent a lot of teleprompter verbiage on how he would eliminate earmarks. The Chameleon neatly dodged around the BILLION dollars worth of major pork he voted for in the Senate and then promptly included nine thousand two hundred and sixty four pork projects in his 2009 budget disaster.
The Chameleon spent more jaw exercise assuring a nervous electorate that our national security would be sound. He then travels the world shmoozing people who would destroy us in a heartbeat, all the while appeasing and apologizing for fantasized misdeeds this country had committed.
He appoints a new commander over Afghanistan and then promptly ignores him; the critical assessment he has ordered him to perform at the same time placing our troops on the ground there at much greater risk.
Our enemy sees the Chameleon for what he is. Our enemy is emboldened by weakness and vacillation… something our Chameleon has in abundance.
Our Chameleon and his reptile-like allies in Congress have created crises after crises in order to rob us and our children of the God-given heritage of freedom. The Chameleon would replace it with slavish serfdom to further his statist aims.
All is not rosy in Camelotistan however…..The Chameleon got first hand evidence that the world was not nearly as enamored with the many faces of Mr Obama as our besotted fringe media would have us believe.
It was nearly comical listening to the pandermedia trying to explain why those cretins in Denmark should start a recount a’ la Barney (I got a hooker in my house ) Frank… nearly comical if it hadn’t been so pathetic.
His other tour de force, ACORN, is in serious trouble and not a few Democrat House and Senate rats are scrambling to cover their support of and connivance with this megalithically entwined and crooked entity.
In spite of control of both the House and Senate, the Chameleon has serious problems with his signature issues because of overwhelming opposition from an irate electorate which is getting more irritated by the day. Resistance is growing daily and Democrats and a few Rino Republicans are starting to count votes for November 2010 and are seriously worried about what they see… and they should be…..
Our President is beginning to realize that even a Chameleon has to have substance….

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009