Sunday, July 31, 2011

Which Senate Dems Support Balanced Budget Amendment?

How Long has the Senate gone w/o passing a budget?
Over 2 1/2 years. BO/BS has yet to sign a budget.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Senator Rubio speaks Truth in D.C.

Thank You to Senator Jim DeMint for backing Marco Rubio for the U.S. Senate when RINO Repubs were backing Charlie Crist who later turned "independent" because he couldn't win the Republican Primary.

Senator Rubio is one of the few adults in D.C.

No More Blank Checks

Fun Fact: Congress has NOT passed a budget since BO/BS was inaugurated. How many businesses would still be in business w/o budget?

It's time to cut off D.C. Credit Card.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Join the Twitter Tea Party Rally

I don't know about you, but I can't make it to D.C. in person this weekend to let the CongressCritters in D.C. know what my position is on them borrowing more money that my kids and grand-kids will have to repay. That is why I'm joining the Twitter Tea Party Rally this Weekend. If you tweet, I encourage you to make your voice heard.

The national credit card maxed out. The DemonRats and BO/BS have added $2.9 Trillion to the national debt in 2 years ~with a projected deficit of an additional $1.65 Trillion this year~ and still haven't presented a budget for 2012; yet now they want Americans to believe that "supposedly" cutting $1.5 Trillion in the next 10 years ~hello, that's less than the deficit is this year~ while increasing taxes immediately is fiscal responsibility? History has shown that tax increases DON'T = increased tax receipts to the government. Taxpayers send enough $$$ to D.C. The problem is SPENDING. D.C.ers are spending addicts and they are shopping with our money. It's got to stop. We the people sent a huge message last November; but apparently the DemonRats didn't get the message. Let them Hear US Again; this weekend.

No New Taxes and Real Spending Cuts!

Lame Duck President

The Left Stream Media won't tell the truth, so our next President Sarah Palin does:
After listening to the President’s press conference today, let’s keep in mind the following:

This is the same president who proposed an absurdly irresponsible budget that would increase our debt by trillions of dollars, and whose party failed to even put forward a budget in over 800 days! This is the same president who is pushing our country to the brink because of his reckless spending on things like the nearly trillion dollar “stimulus” boondoggle. This is the same president who ignored his own debt commission’s recommendations and demonized the voices of fiscal sanity who proposed responsible plans to reform our entitlement programs and rein in our dangerous debt trajectory. This is the same president who wanted to push through an increase in the debt ceiling that didn’t include any cuts in government spending! This is the same president who wants to slam Americans with tax hikes to cover his reckless spending, but has threatened to veto a bill proposing a balanced budget amendment. This is the same president who hasn’t put forward a responsible plan himself, but has rejected reasonable proposals that would tackle our debt. This is the same president who still refuses to understand that the American electorate rejected his big government agenda last November. As I said in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Tax Day Tea Party rally, “We don’t want it. We can’t afford it. And we are unwilling to pay for it.”

Now the President is outraged because the GOP House leadership called his bluff and ended discussions with him because they deemed him an obstruction to any real solution to the debt crisis.

He has been deemed a lame duck president. And he is angry now because he is being treated as such.

His foreign policy strategy has been described as “leading from behind.” Well, that’s his domestic policy strategy as well. Why should he be surprised that he’s been left behind in the negotiations when he’s been leading from behind on this debt crisis?

Thank you, GOP House leaders. Please don’t get wobbly on us now.

2012 can’t come soon enough.

- Sarah Palin

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fire Up the Faxes:

It’s time for D.C. politicians to live within their means just like regular Americans. It’s time to Cut spending, Cap how much the government can spend and Balance the budget. The time for political games and compromise is over. $14 Trillion is too much. Why have a debt limit if it gets raised every time the politicians in D.C. can’t discipline themselves or want to bribe constituents.

We the People spoke last November and spoke pretty loudly. Business as usual in D.C. must stop. It’s time for D.C. to put their big girl panties on and do some hard work. The Left Stream Media isn’t going to like them, but they weren’t sent to D.C. to be popular with the media and be invited to cocktail parties. They were sent to D.C. to represent the American people and uphold the Constitution. It’s time for them to do their job.

No compromise. Take a few lessons from true public servants like Scott Walker and John Kasich. They actually stood their ground and won. Take a lesson from Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell. It’s time to make real cuts in government and not just limits on how much it grows. For a start, they could go back to 2006 levels; then start looking at whole programs and depts. that are unconstitutional and that can be cut.

We the People are watching. We are awake and informed. Be afraid of us, not the Left Stream Media. We are your boss. You answer to us. You cave; you are fired.

Winners don’t compromise. Start acting like winners.

The House of Representatives passed Cut, Cap and Balance yesterday. It's a start to fiscal sanity. It's time to fire up the faxes and phone lines to our senators and urge them to Pass Cut, Cap and Balance! Here's the link to their contact info.

Here are 23 Senate Democrats that are on record as being for a Balanced Budget Amendment. Remind them of their commitment and urge them to use the "balanced approach" to solve D.C. spending.

SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-OH): “Before I ask for your vote, I owe it to you to tell you where I stand. I’m for… a balanced budget amendment.” (Rep. Brown, “Where I Stand,” YouTube, 11/1/06)

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): “I crossed the line to help balance the budget, as one of the Democrats that broke with my party.” (Michigan Senate Debate, 10/22/00)

SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-AK): “It’s time to stop playing political brinksmanship with the budget and do what every Alaskan is doing - balance the budget.” (Sen. Begich, “Begich Statement On 2011 Budget Vote,” Press Release, 4/15/11)

SEN. BILL NELSON (D-FL): “Over the years, I have supported a balanced budget amendment…” (Sen. Bill Nelson, Congressional Record, S.1920, 3/29/11)

SEN. JOE MANCHIN (D-WV): “[T]he balanced budget amendment's very, very important to me and to every governor, to every state, to every household, especially in West Virginia. And if they can do it, they think we can do it also.” (U.S. Senate, Budget Committee, Hearing, 1/27/11)

SEN. BEN NELSON (D-NE): “I voted yes and support a balanced budget amendment that allows for flexibility in times of war and for natural disasters.” (Sen. Nelson, Press Statement, 3/4/11)

SEN. MARK UDALL (D-CO): “I've long gone by the saying, if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. By restoring healthy and responsible spending through a reasonable Balanced Budget Amendment, we can begin filling in that hole.” (Sen. Udall, “Udall Co-Sponsors Balanced Budget Amendment,” Press Release, 2/1/11)

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-CO): “U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet broke his hesitation on endorsing the balanced-budget amendment last week… pledging support for the idea.” (“Bennet Balancing His Approach To Budget,” Denver Post, 3/6/11)

SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL (D-MO): “I think they should. …It would be great if that discipline were in place. Clearly it’s a goal we’ve got to work toward…” “…responding to a question of why the federal government can’t have a balanced budget amendment…” SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL (D-MO): “I think they should. …It would be great if that discipline were in place. Clearly it’s a goal we’ve got to work toward…” (“McCaskill For ‘Responsible’ Balanced Budget Amendment,” PoliticMo, 6/29/11)

SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY): “New York families must continuously balance their checkbooks. Forty-nine states, including New York, require a balanced budget. An amendment to the Constitution will finally hold the federal government to the same, common sense standard.” (Rep. Gillibrand, “Nation Deserved A Balanced Budget,” The Time Union, 6/4/07)

SEN. TOM CARPER (D-DE): “As a Member of the House, when I served with Senator Santorum over there, we were great proponents of something called a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution…” (Sen. Carper, Congressional Record, S.8063-4, 7/14/04)

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “…I believe we should have a constitutional amendment to balance the budget. I am willing to go for that.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.1333, 2/12/97)

SEN. KENT CONRAD (D-ND): “I believe deeply in the need to balance the Federal budget… I would support an amendment to the Constitution.” (Sen. Conrad, Congressional Record, S.1147, 2/10/97)

SEN. HERB KOHL (D-WI): “The balanced budget amendment does, in my opinion, embody a principle simple and vital enough to deserve inclusion in the Constitution.” (Sen. Kohl, Congressional Record, S.1609, 2/26/97)

SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-LA): “I took a position to support a Balanced Budget Amendment…” (Sen. Landrieu, Press Conference, 2/25/1997)

SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA): “The spending trends are what really motivates me, and I hope others, to accept a constitutional balanced budget amendment.” (Sen. Feinstein, Congressional Record, S.1594, 2/26/97)

SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-IA): “Mr. President, I have long supported a balanced budget amendment. I expect to do so again...” (Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.2460, 2/10/95)

SEN. TIM JOHNSON (D-SD): “It is time to get our priorities straight. I've been a strong supporter of a balanced budget amendment…” (Rep. Johnson, Congressional Record, H.11213, 10/26/95)

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-MT): “I have always supported a balanced budget. Montanans want a balanced budget. We must listen to the people and give them a balanced budget.” (Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.2469, 2/10/95)

SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): “…we need to move toward a Balanced Budget Amendment.” (Rep. Durbin, Congressional Record, H.1310, 1/11/95)

SEN. JON TESTER (D-MT): “It’s absolutely critical.” “My folks did not teach me to not have a fiscal balanced budget. It’s absolutely critical… Because I am of the belief that you take care of your own self and you don’t pass your debts on to your kids... Let’s be fiscally responsible. Let’s have a fiscally balanced budget.” (Montana Senate Debate, 6/25/06)

“Jon Tester will lead efforts to balance the federal budget…” (“Real Change, Real Vision For Montana Plan,” Jon Tester Website, Accessed 7/14/11)

Tester Spokesman: “Of course Jon supports a balanced budget…” (“Rehberg Chides Tester Over Budget-Balancing Vote,” Billings Gazette, 3/3/11)

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-PA): “I Believe In A Balanced Budget. Government Should Live Within Its Means, Like Any Small Business.” MR. RUSSERT: “Let me find out how you would implement something that you’re promising the voters of Pennsylvania. Here’s a Casey campaign ad about our budget.” (Videotape, Bob Casey campaign ad): MR. CASEY: “I believe in a balanced budget. Government should live within its means, like any small business.” MR. RUSSERT: “How would you get a balanced budget?” MR. CASEY: “It’s not easy, Tim, but here are the steps we should take. First of all, when it comes to the budget, what’s missing principally is a lack of fiscal responsibility, you know that. We’ve gone from about two, 236 of, of surplus down to 296 in deficit. We need some fiscal discipline.” (Pennsylvania Senate Debate, “Meet The Press,” 9/3/06)

Sen. Lieberman Voted For A Balanced Budget Amendment. (S.Amdt.115, Roll Call Vote #30, Amendment Rejected 58-40: R 48-0; D 10-39; I 1-1, 3/2/11)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Senate Phone and Fax #'s for 112th Congress

Name/Party/State/D.C. Phone #/D.C. Fax #
Akaka, Daniel (D - HI) 202-224-6361/202-224-2126
Alexander, Lamar (R –TN) 202-224-4944/202-228-3398
Ayotte, Kelly (R- NH) 202-224-3324/202-224-4952
Barrasso, John (R- WY) 202-224-6441/202-224-1724
Baucus, Max (D- MT) 202-224-2651/202-224-9412
Begich, Mark (D- AK) 202-224-3004/202-228-3205
Bennet, Michael (D- CO) 202-224-5852/202-228-5036
Bingaman, Jeff (D- NM) 202-224-5521/202-224-2852
Blumenthal, Richard (D- CT) 202-224-2823/202-224-9673
Blunt, Roy (R – MO) 202-224-5721/202-224-8149
Boozman, John –(R –AR) 202-224-4843/202-228-1371
Boxer, Barbara (D–CA) 202-224-3553/202-224-0454
Brown, Scott (R- MA) 617- 565-3170/617-723-7325
Brown, Sherrod (D- OH) 202-224-2315/202-228-6321
Burr, Richard (R- NC) 202-224-3154/202-228-2981
Cantwell, Maria (D- WA) 202-224-3441/202-228-0514
Cardin, Benjamin (D- MD) 202-224-4524/202-224-1651
Carper, Thomas (D- DE) 202-224-2441/202-228-2190
Casey, Robert (D- PA) 202-224-6324/202-228-0604
Chambliss, Saxby (R- GA) 202-224-3521/202-224-0103
Coats, Daniel (R - IN) 202-224-5623/202-228-1820
Coburn, Tom (R- OK) 202-224-5754/202-224-6008
Cochran, Thad (R- MS) 202-224-5054/202-224-9450
Collins, Susan (R- ME) 202-224-2523/202-224-2693
Conrad, Kent (D- ND) 202-224-2043/202-224-7776
Coons, Christopher A (D – DE) 202-224-5042/202-228-3075
Corker, Bob (R- TN) 202-224-3344/202-228-0566
Cornyn, John (R- TX) 202-224-2934/202-228-2856
Crapo, Mike (R-ID) 202-224-6142/202-228-1375
DeMint,Jim (R- SC) 202-224-6121/202-228-5143
Durbin, Richard (D- IL) 202-224-2152/202-228-0400
Enzi, Michael (R- WY) 202-224-3424/202-228-0359
Feinstein, Dianne (D- CA) 202-224-3841/202-228-3954
Franken, Al (D- MN) 202-224-5641/202-224-1152
Gillibrand, Kirsten (D- NY) 202-224-4451/202-228-0282
Graham, Lindsey (R- SC) 202-224-5972/202-224-3808
Grassley, Charles (R- IA) 202-224-3744/202-224-6020
Hagan, Kay (D- NC) 202-224-6342/202-228-2563
Harkin, Tom (D- IA) 202-224-3254/202-224-9369
Hatch, Orrin (R- UT) 202-224-5251/202-224-6331
Heller, Dean (R – NV) 202-224-6244/202-228-6753
Hoeven, John (R – ND) 202-224-2551/202-224-7999
Hutchison, Kay (R- TX) 202-224-5922/202-224-0776
Inhofe, James (R- OK) 202-224-4721/202-228-0380
Inouye, Daniel (D- HI) 202-224-3934/202-224-6747
Isakson, Johnny (R- GA) 202-224-3643/202-228-0724
Johanns, Mike (R- NE) 202-224-4224/202-228-0436
Johnson, Ron (R -WI) 202-224-5323/202-228-6965
Johnson, Tim (D- SD) 202-224-5842 202-228-5765
Kerry, John (D- MA) 202-224-2742/202-224-8525
Kirk, Mark (R – IL) 202-224-2854/202-228-4611
Klobuchar, Amy (D- MN) 202-224-3244/202-228-2186
Kohl, Herb (D- WI) 202-224-5653/202-224-9787
Kyl, Jon (R-AZ) 202-224-4521/202-224-2207
Landrieu, Mary (D –LA) 202-224-5824/202-224-9735
Lautenberg, Frank (D –NJ) 202-224-3224/202-228-4054
Leahy, Patrick (D- VT) 202-224-4242/202-224-3479
Lee, Mike (R - UT) 202-224-5444/202-228-1168
Levin, Carl (D- MI) 202-224-6221/202-224-1388
Lieberman, Joseph (I- CT) 202-224-4041/202-224-9750
Lugar, Richard (R- IN) 202-224-4814/202-228-0360
Manchin, Joe (D- WV) 202-224-3954/202-228-0002
McCain, John (R- AZ) 202-224-2235/202-228-2862
McCaskill, Claire (D- MO) 202-224-6154/202-228-6326
McConnell, Mitch (R- KY) 202-224-2541/202-224-2499
Menendez, Robert (D- NJ) 202-224-4744/202-228-2197
Merkley, Jeff (D- OR) 202-224-3753/202-228-3997
Mikulski, Barbara (D- MD) 202-224-4654/202-224-8858
Moran, Jerry (R – KS) 202-224-6521/202-228-6966
Murkowski, Lisa (R- AK) 202-224-6665/202-224-5301
Murray, Patty (D- WA) 202-224-2621/202-224-0238
Nelson, Ben (D- NE) 202-224-6551/202-228-0012
Nelson, Bill (D- FL) 202-224-5274/202-228-2183
Paul, Rand (R – KY) 202-224-4343/202-228-691
Portman, Rob (R – OH) 202-224-3353/202-224-9075
Pryor, Mark (D- AR) 202-224-2353/202-228-0908
Reed, Jack (D- RI) 202-224-4642/202-224-4680
Reid, Harry (D- NV) 202-224-3542/202-224-7327
Risch, Jim (R- ID) 202-224-2752/202-224-2573
Roberts, Pat (R- KS) 202-224-4774/202-224-3514
Rockefeller, John (D- WV) 202-224-6472/202-224-7665
Rubio, Marco (R – FL) 202-224-3041/202-228-0285
Sanders, Bernie (I- VT) 202-224-5141/202-228-0776
Schumer, Charles (D- NY) 202-224-6542/202-228-3027
Sessions, Jeff (R- AL) 202-224-4124/202-224-3149
Shaheen, Jeanne (D- NH) 202-224-2841/202-228-3194
Shelby, Richard (R- AL) 202-224-5744/202-224-3416
Snowe, Olympia (R- ME) 202-224-5344/202-224-1946
Stabenow, Debbie (D- MI) 202-224-4822/202-228-0325
Tester, Jon (D- MT) 202-224-2644/202-224-8594
Thune, John (R- SD) 202-224-2321/202-228-5429
Toomey, Patrick J (R-PA) 202-224-4254/202-228-0284
Udall, Mark (D- CO) 202-224-5941/202-224-6471
Udall, Tom (D- NM) 202-224-6621/202-228-3261
Vitter, David (R- LA) 202-224-4623/202-228-5061
Warner, Mark (D- VA) 202-224-2023/202-224-6295
Webb, James (D- VA) 202-224-4024/202-228-6363
Whitehouse, Sheldon (D- RI) 202-224-2921/202-228-6362
Wicker, Roger (R- MS) 202-224-6253/202-228-0378
Wyden, Ron (D- OR) 202-224-5244/202-228-2717

If you notice any wrong information, email me

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Steve Cohen; Can't Handle Questions

Last week I took the plunge and started tweeting. ~You can follow me as tnwahm.~ I started following Congress Critter Steve Cohen from Memphis. I tweeted him a couple of questions. Last week in his newsletter, he bragged about voting to cut $66 Billion from Federal spending while advocating that to cut the deficit we should cut defense spending. He also talks about how new voter ID laws in TN and other states will suppress voters.

First my comment on his FB page:
"How big of you to vote to reduce the deficit by $66 Billion when you have INCREASED it over $4.8 Trillion since you've been in D.C. You could eliminate the Defense Budget and still only reduce the deficit by 1/3.

"How is having to show ID to vote stripping anyone of their constitutional right to vote? Your voters can keep track of the EBT cards, why not a photo ID?"

Since he never answered, I tweeted him these:
  • "@RepCohen Bravo, U voted to reduce deficit by $66B after increasing it by $4.8T. U R so fiscally responsible."
  • "@RepCohen How is showing ID suppressing vote? YR voters keep track of EBT Y not proof of citizenship?"
  • "@RepCohen Yr voters show ID to cash checks; how is showing ID to vote a hardship? Worried Yr Fraud will be found out?"

    I went to add CongressCritter Cohen to a list on Twitter and found that I was no longer following him and couldn't add him again. I got a message saying that my account may not be able to perform this action. He has blocked me. I challenge him on his views and instead of answering and trying to persuade me, he blocks me, a constituent. I have met Congressman Cohen and he is arrogant, but this is both sad and funny.

    It is indicative of many in D.C. ~most of whom are DemonRats~ they know better than us "common folk" who make this country work. Well, the 2010 elections have started draining the swamp in D.C and next November, there will be an even bigger draining of the swamp. Elite CongressCritters like Steve Cohen will need to find a real job.

    I can see November from my house.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2011

    Economic Terrorism by BO/BS

    This week BO/BS used CBS to deliver a threat to the Republicans. He told CBS in an interview that he couldn't guarantee that Social Security checks or military checks would go out without a deal to borrow more money by August 3, 2011. Not only is it BS and fear mongering, it is also a complete lie.

    First, the truth is that Fed revenues for this year will be $2.17 Trillion and interest payments are $205 Billion. Now I'm not a Harvard Law grad, but I know that leaves $1.9 Trillion for Congress to spend. Social Security is $741 Billion with Medicare @ $488 Billion. Again, not a Harvard Law grad, but that = $1.2 Trillion which unless you went to MCS, is less than $1.9 Trillion. If the Treasury Dept chooses to pay the EPA, HHS, Treasury, Energy, Interior and Education instead of Social Security, then place blame where it rightly belongs on BO/BS. Also remember, that it's the Hellcare Bill that cuts $500 Billion from Medicare.

    These facts underscore the reality, that the federal government is tooo big. The DemonRats have added over $5 Trillion to the National Debt in 3 years. Their only plan is to scare the elderly so they can stay in power. Again, Economic Terrorism.

    Paul Ryan and the Republicans have a plan to save Social Security and Medicare w/o affecting the current recipients. But what is the DemonRats plan? They have none. They haven't even proposed a budget in 2 years. I am in my 40's. I am under no illusions that all the money that I've paid into Social Security will be there when I retire.

    Here's a video where the Social Security chief actuary confirms that if Social Security checks are withheld on August 3, 2011 as BO/BS is threatening, the decision would be made by the Treasury Dept i.e. BO/BS.

    It's the same old playbook from the DemonRats. Call their bluff. We, the American People, are awake and watching. We can't afford the out of control spending of the DemonRats. They must be stopped. Hold fast Speaker Boehner, Mr. Cantor and the rest of the elected Republicans in D.C. We'll be sending reinforcements next year.

    Friday, July 8, 2011

    Put Me in Charge

    A cyber friend from The Conservative TreeHouse posted this today. Sounds good to me.

    Put me in charge . . .

    Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

    Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or a tubal ligation. Then, we’ll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine and document all tattoos and piercings. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, smoke or get tats and piercings, then get a job.

    Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your “home” will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

    In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a “government” job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good.”

    Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules.. Before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin their “self esteem,” consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

    If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

    AND While you are on Gov’t subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov’t welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.

    Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Which Tax Creates Jobs?

    Senator Marco Rubio asks an excellent question. Which of the proposed tax increases by the DemonRats will create jobs?

    The latest example of millionaires and billionaires demonized by BO/BS are corporate jet owners; however, according to Bloomberg this end of the tax break ~which was in the stiumlus bill so technically, it's a DemonRat tax break~ would only put $3 Billion into the treasure over the next decade. In fact, if you add up all of the proposed tax hikes the DemonRats are currently demagoguing on they would only equal 9 days and 23 hours of deficit spending. That's not going to fix the current budget crisis.

    The answer is more taxpayers; not more and higher taxes. History has shown that raising taxes doesn't raise revenue. The latest example of this is the Bush Tax Cuts. BO/BS even know this. During a primary debate in 2008, when asked the question about why when revenues increased when the Capital Gains Tax rate was lowered in 1997, revenues went up, why he would raise the tax rate and his answer? "For purposes of Fairness"

    How high does BO/BS and the DemonRats want the unemployment rate to be? It's a bad idea to pass anything that make it harder to create jobs.

    I ask with Senator Rubio;
    Which of these new taxes will create jobs?

    Take the 2 week FridgeSmart Challenge

    Do you shop at Costco or Sams for your fresh fruits and veggies? How much do you throw away? Would you like to but don't because you don't want to throw it away? According to the USDA, the average family of four discards around 24 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables every month. That’s 72 pounds of fresh food per person per year that ends up in the trash. By preventing much of that waste through proper storage, this set can easily pay for itself in a very short period of time.

    With summer's fresh fruits and veggies abundance, now is the perfect time to start saving grocery money and summer's abundance with FridgeSmart Containers by Tupperware.

    Don't forget to add the FridgeSmart Large Round to keep your salad greens fresh.

    To order; go to Tupperware and click on Shop Product Gallery; Refrigerate

    I challenge you to take the 2 week FridgeSmart Challenge. Let me know the results.

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    Last Chance Tupperware Savings!

    Friday, July 8, 2011 is the last day to save on these great summer must-haves from Tupperware.

  • Cheese Keeper - Never waste cheese again. With this exclusive container, you’ve got a place to preserve the flavor and texture of rectangular cheese loaf or logs for so much longer. The slide-out tray makes serving a snap. Perfect for Velveeta.

    • Also great for crackers.
    • Keeps odors from escaping.
    • In Natural/Caribbean Sea.
    • Dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer safe.

    Sale Price: $8.00 Save $4

    *This is a limited release product; it's not in the current catalog. Friday is the last day to purchase.

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  • Monday, July 4, 2011

    Happy Birthday to these United States of America

    Have you read the "Declaration of Independence" recently? As we celebrate with family and friends, let's remember what we are really celebrating. Can we say with the signers "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
    For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

    Sunday, July 3, 2011

    God Bless, Have Mercy and Remember America Again

    George Washington said "The thing that sets the American Christian apart from all other people in the world is that he will die on his feet before he will live on his knees" A question that has haunted me in the last few months is "Am I willing to lose everything ~including my life~ for the sake of FREEDOM" Am I one of the American Christians who George Washington was talking about? Can I say with Patrick Henry "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"? Are you?

    HT to Cyber Friend, Sundance Cracker at The Conservative TreeHouse for introducing me to Jack Daniels at I Own The World He says:

    Since I was a child, I learned and read about the uniqueness of the American Experience, the exceptionalism and greatness that was America. I believed it, I loved it, and I argued about it and defended it to friends and family and strangers at home and abroad. The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The Mayflower Compact; these sacred documents are what made the USA unique and great. Not in and of themselves, but because they embodied the uniqueness of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, acknowledging our Creator and His intricate value of man, and the inalienable freedom that is given by our loving Creator. No other document like it exists in ANY country in the world founded by man, past or present. A nation born, established and prospered as a result of a covenant made with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, not by God’s edict, but by man’s understanding that a covenant with God, was to be the blueprint, inspired by God’s word, to her survival, freedom and prosperity.

    I believed that the words, “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”, meant exactly THAT.

    With great and profound sadness, sadness remnant of the great prophets of old who foresaw the destruction and straying of Israel and wept bitterly for her, my belief in her is faltering. In the present state of affairs, the ultimate and inevitable direction she is going, I struggle to believe in the strength of the USA, not the ideal of America, but rather the fortitude of her people defending these ideals, and this realization sickens me to the very core of my being, I cannot express to you how much.

    I once believed what Ronald Reagan believed, that the USA was a light, a beacon to ALL the nations of the world! I believed that if the USA failed, the world failed. My beloved nation is collapsing.

    I see corrupt lawyers, judges, revisionists, liberals, gays, feminists, educators atheists, pantheists and public officials slowly and systematically destroy, alter and rewrite history and the constitution, and the ‘people’ stood by and let it happen, intoxicated with entertainment, self absorbed interest, lethargic and apathy induced hedonism.

    Since 2009, daily, I read how conservative blogs, websites and news media lamenting about her downfall, the destruction of the Great Republic, only to simply be content with complaining, blaming and ‘we the people’ doing very little in practical terms to rescue this Great Republic; a few gatherings, a grassroots movement, yes, but the fortitude to rise against the tyranny as a single group of people, being of one mind, compelled by righteous indignation to uphold the people’s prerogative to swiftly remove the usurpers? No!

    Conservatives bite and gnaw at each other’s ankles, never truly united, divided by ideological nuances, wanting, needing and pandering for the approval of the enemy to be seen as tolerant, righteous, while selling their soul, compromising their integrity, compromising their values, only to be fed another day of their gluttonous want. I see people claim to be conservative but reject God – how can this be? This is an oxymoron. The very essence of conservatives is faith in Family, Country AND God. To hope in one while rejecting the most significant part; God, is suicide on a national level. We have historical evidence in abundance to this testament. Secular societies have ALWAYS failed. The rejection of God as a nation has left her to utter ruin.

    God bless America; while America allows more ‘legal’ abortions than those Jews who were executed under Hitler during the same time frame, more than the number of people Stalin murdered. 47 million innocent lives and the number is growing daily!

    God bless America; while America allows a minority group of sexual deviants to manipulate, distort, coerce and ultimately legalizing deviant behaviors, behaviors that previously were considered criminal based on the commandments of the Almighty and living God.

    God bless America; the same America that has taken the official stand of rejecting God in all public arenas, schools, universities and public office while allowing an ancient pagan moon god and his followers now sit high in the place once reserved for the one true God.

    God bless America; but I see for the first time in her long history we stand against God’s own nation, Israel. Do we not understand the curse ordained by God Himself to those nations who oppose Israel?

    I see those who hate this Great Republic, destroy her from within; poison the minds of the young, the naïve, and the downtrodden. I see these same people who hate America, worm their way in like emotional and intellectual vampires, making use of deceit, guilt and fear, using shallow and superficial flattery to pollute the ideals and beliefs that the people once firmly held to and never doubted.

    I see these parasites, these polluters and destroyers of souls employ the oldest tactic of Satan to undermine God’s authority; doubt. Doubt the validity of the sacred covenant, doubt the greatness of the republic, and doubt her ability and goodness to lead the world. The enemy has used this ancient tactic in a modern setting; lawyers, judges, academics and legal analysts, fraught and purchased with silver and gold from the coffers of evil and vile men where Satan himself provides from the shadows. I see the enemy use greed, depravity, rebellion and lawlessness to bankrupt a nation, morally, spiritually and economically. Future generations cannot even hope to climb out of the financial abyss created by those whose plan it was to bring America to her knees; and the people sleep, and indulge in every form of depravity and pleasure, never concerned about anyone but themselves, and once again, the fires of Nero burn and the Christian, again, is the scapegoat.

    So, here we are, dying, invaded by the enemy within, holding to a lie, while rejecting truth, the very source of truth that breathed life into the exceptionalism of America, Almighty God. We have cut our own throat.

    Is she not worth saving, not worth fighting for?

    The single man of God weeps and implores the people to return to God. Weep, weep for her sins, weep for her shame and when you have finished weeping, stand and FIGHT so that your nation can be healed, restored and be the righteous light to the nations once again.

    FIGHT all you people of the Great Republic; FIGHT all of you who once have known the Great Republic. If you love her, FIGHT. FIGHT for her honor, she has been defiled by evil and wicked men, who have sullied her like a common prostitute, only to be discarded after the violations on her has been complete. FIGHT so that America is not fallen, so that America is not lost. She is worth it.


    What Activity led to the Declaration of Independence?

    As we celebrate the birthdate of our nation, I am reminded of why the American Revolution was and is different from any other in human history. From my cyber friend RedPill:
    What was the mindset of our Founders less than four months before they signed the Declaration of Independence?

    "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

    2 Chronicles 7:14

    What activity did our Founders do in unison less than two months before they signed the Declaration of Independence?

    Most people are familiar with the largest and most recognizable signature on the Declaration of Independence… that of John Hancock.

    But most people are not familiar with a document he (and several others) consented to less than four months earlier…

    Take a serious look at this and compare it to today.

    Capitalization emphasis is from the original text. Based on looking at the original document image, I believe that the Library of Congress transcript has some mistakes…that the word they have as “bandage” is actually “bondage” in the original document. I have taken the liberty of using “bondage” in my transcript below. Simliarly, the Library of Congress transcript has “unversally” where it should be “universally”, and the document image shows the “i” is present.) Also, some of the missing words which appear as {Omitted text, 1w} in the Library of Congress transcript, can be found in other places (such as here and here), and I have filled those in accordingly.

    SATURDAY, March 16, 1776.

    IN times of impending calamity and distress; when the Liberties of America are imminently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive Administration, it becomes the indispensible duty of these hitherto free and happy Colonies, with true penitence of heart, and the most reverent devotion, publickly to acknowledge the over ruling providence of God; to confess and deplore our offences against him; and to supplicate his interposition for averting the threatened danger, and prospering our strenuous efforts in the cause of Freedom, Virtue and Posterity.

    The Congress therefore, considering the warlike preparations of the British Ministry to subvert our invaluable rights and privileges, and to reduce us by fire and sword, by the savages of the wilderness and our own domestics, to the most abject and ignominious bondage: Desirous, at the same time, to have people of all ranks and degrees, duly impressed with a solemn sense of God’s superintending providence, and of their duty devoutly to rely in all their lawful enterprizes of his aid and direction–do earnestly recommend, that FRIDAY, the seventeenth day of May next, be observed by the said Colonies as a day of HUMILIATION, FASTING, and PRAYER; that we may with united hearts confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions, and by a sincere, repentance and amendment of life, appease his righteous displeasure and through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain his pardon and forgiveness; humbly imploring his assistance to frustrate the cruel purposes of our unnatural enemies; and by inclining their hearts to justice and benevolence, prevent the further effusion of kindred blood. But if continuing deaf to the voice of reason and humanity, and inflexibly bent on desolation and war, they constrain us to repel their hostile invasions by open resistance, that it may please the Lord of Hosts, the God of Armies, to animate our Officers and Soldiers with invincible fortitude to guard and protect them in the day of battle, and to crown the Continental arms by sea and land with victory and success: Earnestly beseeching him to bless our civil Rulers and the Representatives of the People in their several Assemblies and Conventions; to preserve and strengthen their Union, to inspire them with an ardent disinterested love of their Country; to give wisdom and stability to their Councils; and direct them to the most efficacious measures for establishing the Rights of America on the most honorable and permanent basis–that he would be graciously pleased to bless all his People in these Colonies with Health and Plenty, and grant that a spirit of incorruptible Patriotism and of pure undefiled Religion may universally prevail; and this Continent be speedily restored to the blessings of Peace and Liberty, and enabled to transmit them inviolate to the latest Posterity. And it is recommended to Christians of all denominations to assemble for Public Worship, and abstain from servile Labour on the said Day.

    By Order of Congress,
    JOHN HANCOCK, President

    Attest………..CHARLES THOMPSON, Secretary.

    Colony of the

    In COUNCIL, April 3, 1776.

    READ and accepted, and Ordered, That a suitable Number be printed, in order that each of the religious Assemblies, in this Colony, may be furnished with a Copy of the same.

    Sent down for Concurrence………..PEREZ MORTON, Dep. Sec’ry.

    In the House of REPRESENTATIVES, April 4, 1776.

    Read and concurr’d………..SAMUEL FREEMAN, Speaker, pro Tem.

    Consented to,



    That day of unified fasting and prayer on May 17, 1776 likely had a significant impact on our independence being declared 48 days later.