By: BettyJean Kling
For the first time since 1992 when I wrote The Patriot Plan: Voter Imposed Term Limits , I am not ashamed of the voters in this country. We The People sent a message too loud to be ignored on November 2, 2010. I wrote then that there are only two things politicians understand; money and votes. We don’t have the kind of money that can buy favors in Washington – but We The People (all 300,000,000+ voters) haves votes and VOTES they understand. We sent them a message they finally got.
We sent home more incumbents then ever in History and they know we intend to do it again and again until they fix this damned mess.
Do all of them have the message? No not yet!
Some either escaped or finagled a win some way or another but we will fix that next time around – you watch and see. They may not have gotten the message as loud and clear as we wanted them to but the people learned that we count and our votes count. We are empowered now – how are they gonna keep us from voting them out now that we’ve learned the true power of our vote? Tea Party forever!
After two years of Democratic controlled Congress rammed all they could down America’s throats and then saved some for the last minutes like the Bush Tax cuts and the Government budget among others. But as of tonight those two gems hopefully have given Reid and Pelosi a case of agida they may never get over! I hope not!
BREAKING NEWS: Temporary funding for the federal government was to expire over the weekend, and Democrats tried to enact a pork barrel-stuffed spending measure before conservatives take over the House in January.
The 1,924-page bill collapsed of its own weight after an outcry from conservatives who complained it was stuffed with more than $8 billion in home state pet projects known as earmarks.
Reid, D-Nev., gave up on the bill after several Republicans who had been thinking of voting for it pulled back their support. McConnell, R-Ky., threw his weight against the bill in recent days, saying it was “unbelievable” that Democrats would try to muscle through in the days before Christmas legislation that usually takes months to debate.
“Just a few weeks after the voters told us they don’t want us rushing major pieces of complicated, costly, far-reaching legislation through Congress, we get this,” McConnell said. “This is no way to legislate.”
The turn of events was a major victory for earmark opponents like Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who for years have been steamrolled by the old-school members of the powerful Appropriations Committee.
The spending barons saw their power ebb in the wake of midterm elections that delivered major gains for Republicans — with considerable help from anti-spending tea party activists.
BREAKING NEWS: Congress Sends Tax Legislation to White House; “The Bush Tax Cuts”, and the death tax remain intact for 2 more years.
“The legislation was the result of a reach across party lines between Obama and top Republicans in Congress — stubborn adversaries during two years of political combat that ended when the GOP emerged the undisputed winner in midterm elections on Nov. 2. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Fla., called it “a bipartisan moment of clarity” as the House moved toward a vote.
After forcing a delay in the House early in the day, Democratic critics settled for a separate vote in their bid to toughen an estate tax revision they attacked as a giveaway to the very rich. They were defeated, 233-194, with one vote of “present.”
“The president will be able to sign it as soon as he likes,” said Rep. Rob Andrews of New Jersey, who added later on the House floor he was supporting “an imperfect bill” in hopes of stimulating job creation.”
Now on to dismantling the health care fiasco with the 20 states currently being heard, days after Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by US District Judge Henry Hudson
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