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  • Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

    Ronald Reagan

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    When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.

    Gary Lloyd

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    We have a system that increasingly taxes and subsidizes nonwork.

    Milton Friedman

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    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Those of us who manage the public dollars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and our government.

    Barack Hussein Obama, 1/20/09

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    My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    “And the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history”

    Nancy Pelosi, Election Night 2006

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    A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize.

    Rush Limbaugh

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The Republicans Just Do Not Want to Get It

There have been several articles the past couple of days about some conservative or libertarian Republican representatives getting stripped of their House committee assignments, purportedly for not toting the party (establishment) line often enough.  Here is one of the pieces from the New York Times, and here’s one from The Huffington Post.  The most likely suspects here are Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy.  There may be several factors involved here, but surely the anti-establishment voting records of the “offending” members is one of the principal reasons.

So, let’s take a look at the House Republican leadership.  First of all, we have Speaker John Boehner.  I’m going to give Boehner a pass here, because he is supposed to be the Speaker of the House, meaning the entire body, and not just the Speaker of the Republicans.  Don’t get me wrong, here—I’m not a member of the John Boehner fan club.  I’d rather stick a baseball bat up my butt than turn my back on a bat-wielding John Boehner!

So, that brings us to Eric Cantor, the Republican leader.  Before he became leader, he was the Republican Whip.  It seems (just my opinion) that Cantor is more interested in his illusions of power than in sticking to any kind of principles.  Wasn’t he supposed to be a Tea Party favorite?  You know, the Tea Party, the grassroots movement started by libertarian-leaning Republicans like Ron Paul, but then hijacked by the neo-conservatives, who aren’t conservative at all.  Wasn’t the hijacking of that movement around the same time that talk show host Sean Hannity became one of the Tea Party’s biggest cheerleaders?  Just saying.  Good old Sean, always willing to stick his nose deeply and completely between neo-con butt cheeks.

And then, of course, we have Republican Whip, Kevin McCarthy.  Now, since it looks like some Republicans lost their committee assignments for failing to vote with the establishment, shouldn’t Kevin McCarthy lose his job as Whip for failing to sufficiently rally the troops?  Instead, we have members like Walter Jones of North Carolina, a libertarian (sane) Republican, who lost his financial services committee assignment.  Yes, we certainly can’t have anyone as dangerous as Walter Jones on the financial services committee, now, can we?  He thinks with his BRAIN,  for God’s sakes!!

Just a few random thoughts there.  If the November elections weren’t enough to convince true conservatives, constitutionalists and libertarians that the Republican party has gone completely over the edge, this lame duck period should do the job.  The Republicans are in the twilight zone, folks.

So, put that in your pipe and smoke it!

 

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An Idea for Helping With Some of the USA’s Problems

I just had a thought, so I thought I’d write a short post about it.  First of all, this is definitely not an original thought.  I have seen ideas like this in many forms before, but I think it bears repeating.  Second of all, a fact—our entire Congress, and, for that matter, all of our elected officials, are bought and paid for by big-money interests, i.e., the 1%.  Now, if you’re part of the 1%, good for you.  I hope you made your money without the benefit of government “favors”.  If, like us here at Bohicaville, you’re part of the 99%, it seems as though we are 2nd class citizens when it comes to “representation”.

So, here’s the idea.  For the 2014 midterm elections, do not vote for anyone who’s running as a Republican or a Democrat.  And if those are your only choices, then write in a name, any name.  Also, don’t vote for anyone who’s held any kind of elected office before, ever.  We were originally supposed to have Representatives who were citizen legislators.  How many independent farmers, teachers, truck drivers, waitresses, mechanics, self-employed entrepreneurs, accountants, cashiers, firefighters, police officers, musicians, artists, writers, nurses, orderlies, country doctors, fishermen, longshoremen, toll collectors, train engineers, bus drivers, flight attendants, pilots, factory workers, manual laborers, masons, landscapers, window washers, maids, secretaries (and other low-level cubicle dwellers), taxi drivers, fast-food workers, etc., etc., hold any kind of elected office right now?  Not too many, folks.  Not too many.  Now, for the next state or local elections in your respective state, follow these same rules.

If you like this unoriginal idea, then please share it, and spread it around.  Things won’t start to change in this country until we the people say, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”.

$2 Trillion “really isn’t a lot of money”

US Representative Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), recently graced us with his presence on the airwaves of Northeast PA by doing a “Radio Town Hall” on WILK.  Over the August recess, he has done 1 “Telephone Town Hall” in which his staff chose who asked questions, and this “Radio Town Hall”, and refuses to meet face-to-face with his constituents, as he just doesn’t have the time to do so.

In discussing the recent upward revision of the projected 10 year US budget deficit from $7 Trillion to $9 Trillion, he remarked that the $2 Trillion difference “really isn’t a lot of money…”.

And, with a distinct air of condescension reminiscent of Barney Frank’s recent Town Hall,  Mr. Kanjorski makes clear his disdain for those who speak out at Town Halls, referring to them as therapeutic shouting sessions.

For those not familiar with Mr. Kanjorski, he made news this past winter with his appearance on C-SPAN, telling us of a $550 Billion run on money market accounts.  He is also Chairman of the Capital Markets Subcommittee in the House.

With attitudes such as these, is it any WONDER why we are in the shape we’re in?

Random Cogitations 8/4/2009

  • The Kremlin White House wants YOU to snitch on your neighbors.  Specifically: If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.”
  • As people are beginning to see who B. Hussein Obama REALLY is, he is rapidly losing his popularity amongst those who voted him in (dead voters not included in this group).  Before you know it, Chrissy Mathews may end up losing that thrill up his leg.
  • The latest liberal tactic to come up is to blame organized right wing thugs for disrupting Town Hall meetings held by Democrat Senators and Representatives.  Hmmm.  Did they ever consider the fact that Congress is bringing this upon themselves?
  • Speaking of thugs, Rahm Emanuel’s thug tactics and use of the   “playbook of the Chicago political machine” have been called out by Representative Darrell Issa.  Way to Go Representative Issa – it’s refreshing to see a Republican with testicular fortitude!
  • The White House is linking The Drudge Report to “misinformation” about B. Hussein’s wish for a “single payer health system”. Note to White House:  given the current climate, it’s probably not a good time to go up against Matt Drudge.  Facts are facts, and they eventually will prevail.
  • When those of us making under $250k are taxed, remember B. Hussein’s election pledge to NOT tax those of us under this random thresshold, as well as his recent reiteration of this.
  • Many bloggers are following Jim Demint’s comments regarding the Obamacare proposal, and I’ll pile on as well.  If the government can’t properly administer a $1 Billion “Cash for Clunkers” program, how in HELL will they ever be able to handle a $1 Trillion health care plan? BTW, $1 Trillion is equal to 10 hundred BILLION dollars, to put it into perspective.
  • Michelle Malkin KICKED LIB ASS this week on The View.
  • If you are fortunate enough that your Democrat Rep or Senator will be hosting a Town Hall meeting (mine isn’t), Heritage has 5 questions you may want to ask regarding Obamacare.
  • Being that the Dems have an untouchable majority in both houses of Congress, why are they having to work so hard getting Obamacare passed? (hint: there are Dems within the party that either realize that it is a disaster, or that it is political suicide to vote in favor of it)

Barney Frank admits-public option will lead to single payer healthcare

Here is a video clip of Barney Frank saying that the “public option” will lead to a single payer system aka socialized medicine.

If you prefer to keep your current health care plan, CALL YOUR CONGRESS PERSON and tell them NO TO OBAMACARE/PUBLIC OPTION.  If you want what’s being proposed, don’t bitch when you have the quality of care that is currently seen in the UK and Canada.

Just remember, the chart below is what you will get with ObamaCare

DemocratHealthPlan

Obamacare-interview with Betsy McCaughey

Putting out the truth of Obamacare. Be afraid; be VERY afraid…

History is repeating itself

The lies and scare tactics of those trying to ram through socialized medicine are nothing new, as you’ll see in this clip.

Obama and willing accomplices  in Congress are using scare tactics and intimidation to hurriedly ram through their socialized medicine bill.

This needs to be done RIGHT NOW? Why not wait until the citizens of this country have a chance to examine the proposals, and THEN bring it up for a vote? What are they trying to hide from us?

Write and call your Representative and Senators and tell them:

1. You expect them to read the bill FIRST, and

2.  You expect that a provision be placed in the final bill that they would receive the same health care benefits that they are voting on.  If  this proposed law is needed is so good, and is needed this quickly, then they shouldn’t have a problem with legislating the same coverage for themselves.