Posted in Congress Economy Media Politics Republicans

A primer on the US economy for LOW-INFORMATION VOTERS

      The lefties (and many establishment Republicans) are promoting the idea of increasing the debt ceiling — AGAIN — as simply paying for your  obligations.  Just like us paying our phone bills, and mortgages, and car payments.  * No big deal. *  The mainstream…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

The fiscal cliff debacle: assessing the damage

      Anyone giddy over the congressional “fiscal cliff” solution needs to have their head checked.  This whole episode was travesty from start to finish — with people desiring further harm to the US economy as the only real winners.  Let’s inspect the damage:…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

North Carolina’s Ellmers & Coble two of John Boehner’s “100 loyal soldiers”

  GOP House speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell have — in their ongoing negotiations with President Barry — been quite busy trashing the GOP platform plank opposing tax increases.  GOP leaders in both congressional chambers have conceded to Obama’s class warfare…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

NY’s Eve ‘Me Too’ “deal” on “fiscal cliff” means not very happy 2013 for taxpayers, economy

In 1972, 1980, 1984, and 1988 the GOP ran a national ticket touting the promise of limited government and tax cuts.  The Republicans saw smashing, overwhelming victories in each of those years. In 1976, 1992, 1996, 2008, and 2012 the GOP ran tickets that couldn’t…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

DC still not GETTING IT: private backroom negotiations, tax increases dominate final hours before so-called “fiscal cliff”

We’ve moved from Boehner and Obama meeting privately to McConnell and Biden meeting privately.  Never mind those 534 OTHER FOLKS, duly elected by the people,  on Capitol Hill and that pesky old Constitution thingie. West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin has introduced the so-called CALM…

Posted in Congress Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Buyer Beware: Snake Oil sales pitches flying fast and furious in DC, Raleigh

The ruling class and their media lapdogs are pulling out all stops to whip up a state of frenzy over this impending fiscal cliff.   We are here thanks to: (1) a political class that has ignored the specifics of The Constitution for far too long,…

Posted in Congress Economy Media Politics

America to hit its head on the debt ceiling as it goes over the fiscal cliff

The mainstream media is breathlessly counting down to New Year’s Day, when the so-called fiscal cliff kicks in.  The fiscal cliff is the name given to the penalty written into the 2011 legislation that raised the federal debt ceiling.   There were supposed to be spending…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

MSM chides GOP for holding on to that *silly* NO NEW TAXES thing

    The debate on the economy has been framed as a choice between (a) tax increases or (b) starving children and the elderly.  Unfortunately, we’re not hearing a word about a very credible choice (c): CUTTING SPENDING.   What happens in our businesses and in…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

For SOME NC GOPers, being a Boehner lapdog has its rewards

    We’ve all seen and heard the stories about Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy’s list of conservatives to purge from committee positions.  Apparently, Tea Party-aligned Members of Congress who actively protest moves by GOP leadership to allow for more spending and taxes are losing their…

Posted in Congress Democrats Economy Media NCGOP Obama Politics Republicans

“Getting Something DONE” vs. “Standing Firm and Doing What’s RIGHT”

        An awful lot of the DC Republican establishment is lashing out at conservatives who were unwilling to go along with John Boehner and Eric Cantor’s tail-tucking surrender on taxes and the “fiscal cliff.”  You’ve seen it in the pages of National…