Once upon a time in America there was a bill…

and the story of that bill was told in cartoon form... In those magical days congress worked in the following ways. The House would pass a bill. If the senate didn't like the house bill they would pass a bill of their own. And then the two bills would go to a conference committee and … Continue reading Once upon a time in America there was a bill…

Mandate, You keep using that word…

Today on Morning Joe the magic word is "mandate" The people around the table are insisting that the president has a mandate for tax increases. Strangely enough the MSM didn't have that opinion after a different president had a larger margin of victory: Begin with the facts: A 51-48 percent victory is not a mandate … Continue reading Mandate, You keep using that word…

From “Bipartisan Bill” to a “Democrat victory”; A question of morale

He should have known he was beaten but he didn't Marvin Albert  on John Paul Jones Broadsides and Boarders 1957 I never mind men running as long as they come back. Wellington:  Sharpe's Waterloo 1977 Keep up the Skeer Nathan Bedford Forrest The single most important factor in any kind of battle is morale. If … Continue reading From “Bipartisan Bill” to a “Democrat victory”; A question of morale

The difference between the House and Senate Payroll tax bills explained in a one minute video

For those who still don't get it, and for the benefit of those the president is trying to fool here is a video that explains it all in terms everyone can understand: Any questions? Update: I understand the argument that it's all coming out of social security etc, but as the decision is just how … Continue reading The difference between the House and Senate Payroll tax bills explained in a one minute video

#40dollars vs #1760dollars More (#880dollars on a bi-weekly check)

Moveon.org is all a twitter about the hashtag #40dollars figuring that they a winner with the $40 a week that the payroll tax cut would make. They are encouraging people to tweet out what they would do with that $40. Perhaps if democrats weren't so wedded to the teachers unions they could have done the … Continue reading #40dollars vs #1760dollars More (#880dollars on a bi-weekly check)

Apparently there is a budget deal

And because it is a "deal" that means there is good news and bad news. Good news: Cuts of 39 bil Military will be paid No Abortion Money in DC Bad news: Cuts of only 39 Bil Planned Parenthood keeps money NPR Keeps money In terms of right and wrong, of course the planned parenthood … Continue reading Apparently there is a budget deal

The GOP, Democrats and why Taxpayer funded planned parenthood & NPR matters

Here is one point concerning the GOP and the Democrats and taxpayer money going to planned parenthood that nobody seems to have mentioned. If taxpayer money goes to Planned Parenthood a portion of that money will end up as democratic contributions or on "issue" ads supporting democrats, all funded by the treasury. If taxpayer money … Continue reading The GOP, Democrats and why Taxpayer funded planned parenthood & NPR matters

The Acorn falls from the tree

With yet another tape now on smuggling illegals across the border the paradigm has shifted. Acorn was undoubtedly hoping that suspending business and starting an internal investigation would buy time and give cover to House Democrats to justify either delaying or voting against defunding them under the "all the facts aren't in yet" theory. But … Continue reading The Acorn falls from the tree