- By Senator Jim Demint
Democrats on the so-called “Super Committee” have demonstrated why their party is disqualifying itself from any rational discussion when it comes to cutting spending.
The deficit committee was tasked with reducing the deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next ten years, but Democrats refused to make any kind of deal unless it included more than a trillion dollars of tax increases. One of their proposals, that remember is supposed to cut spending, contained billions of dollars in new stimulus spending! Despite the overwhelming evidence that the stimulus didn’t work, they are committed to funding more boondoggles big and small, like Solyndra and research for exotic ants and monkeys.
It is stunning. To meet their meager target, the Super Committee didn’t even need to cut a single penny from the budget, but only slow the rate of increase in spending by a fraction. Rather than letting the country rack up $23.4 trillion of debt by 2021, the Super Committee only needed to to keep it rising to $21.3 trillion. Still Democrats refused. $6 trillion in new deficit spending wasn’t enough for them. To Democrats, the answer of when to cut spending is simple: never.
The federal government is now $15 trillion in debt, the country is mired in recession, unemployment is at record highs, but Democrats believe taxpayers must sacrifice more so Washington doesn’t have to. Even on the brink of fiscal collapse, Democrats want to take more from American families and businesses so the government can spend more, not less. That, in a nutshell, is why the Super Committee failed and why Washington is incapable of making any of the necessary reforms to get the economy moving again. read more »
One of the great things about American politics is that it often doubles as entertainment. Given that most of network and cable television has devolved into so-called reality TV, it is getting pretty hard to distinguish between “entertainment” programming and political “news” coverage – especially where the occupy Wall Street protests are concerned.
On one hand we have strangers living in a house together with hidden cameras, arguing and having casual sex, and on the other we have what looks like a bunch of camping trips gone bad – complete with no showers, drugs and casual sex.
The former are usually paid to display their foolishness, so they know why they are there. But the later really can’t give a cogent explanation of why they are there and what they want to accomplish, other than that they are mad at “the man” and that they won’t leave until they get what they want.
Some members of the media, along with helpful liberal politicians, have compared them to the Tea Party, but there is very little in the way of comparison. The Tea Party protests were large, law abiding and about something other than sleepovers, specifically a political agenda of limited government and less spending. The Occupy crowd is smaller, mob like and unfocused. Further, their campsites have been the scene of assaults (sexual and otherwise), theft, drug abuse and sanitation hazards. And yet, the Tea Party was compared to “angry mobs”, while these people represent America? Please. read more »
For the past several months, liberal mobs have been on a glorified camping trip, "occupying" various public spaces and raging against, well, they're really not sure about "what", but pretty much anything that looks like America.
Throughout the media's coverage of these "protests", (versus their coverage of the Tea Party), there hasn't been very much real information about these people, what they're about and what they're up to.
That's why we set up a site dedicated to the facts: OccupyTruth.net
You can help spread the truth about the Occupy "movement" by posting any of the dozens of messages on Twitter or Facebook. We also will maintain links to places with even more information to make sure people have easy access to the facts.
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While it shouldn't surprise anyone that liberals feel this way, it is sometimes a little bit surprising to have any of them screw up and validate what conservatives have said all along about their goals.
This video of a speaker at an Occupy LA rally says it all:
Apparently, liberals are offended only when blunt talk is used to burrow through the verbal artifice they’ve constructed to protect their generally unpopular ideas. Notice that liberals thrive in institutions where the linguistic architecture of "political correctness" can be protected by harsh rules or by monopoly (universities, public schools), or where political messages can be folded into images or language designed for other purposes (entertainment, news).
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