Update 4: Passes with 59 GOP votes against, including Dave Schweikert AZ-05, thank you Dave!!; Only $350 Million in actual cuts!?

Update 4: 4/14/10 2:23 pm: Crapulent deal passes 260-167 with 59 No votes from the GOP. Our wonderful new Critter, Dave Schweikert AZ-05 voted No.

Thank you Rep. Schweikert!!

Roll Call of vote here. Thank your Congressman (or un-thank them whatever the case may be!)

Update 2: Okay, your shout-out is retracted Speaker! What the hell is this?~- CBO says it is actually only $35oMillion, yes M, Million in actual cuts?? You are fxcking kidding right?

AP at HotAir has it:

So to sum up: In less than a week, we’ve gone from $61 billion in cuts to $38 billion in cuts to $15 billion in real cuts to $352 million in deficit reduction this year, which is less than one percent of the number agreed to in the budget deal. I can’t help but suspect that tea partiers might feel a tad … antsy about that trend….

I called Dave Schweikert AZ05 asked him to vote no and tell the leadership to Get Serious.


April 8, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Update 2: 4 jets instead of 8…Critters to drop jet funding…Congress goes Les Grossman…

Update 2: 7:36pm – Oh cutting 8 jets down to 4..550 million down to 220 million..good grief….take frakkin Jetblue…lol Kudlow said it too…

Update 7:15pm EST: WSJ reports ‘House Leaders to drop funding for new executive jets’

what maroons.

They want the G5 baby….play ball…

Opposition is growing on both sides of the aisle to plans by Congress to spend $550 million for eight new Gulfstream and Boeing planes for senior government officials, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The newspaper quotes Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., as saying the planned purchase “is evidence that some of the cynicism about Washington is well placed — that people get out of touch and they spend money like it’s Monopoly money.”

Several other senators who plan to oppose the funding when the issue is taken up by the Senate in September include John McCain, R–Ariz.;  Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Richard Burr, R-N.C.; Kit Bond, R-Mo.; and John Thune, R-S.D., the newspaper reports.

The Journal says the funding was added to the Pentagon’s budget even though the Defense Department had not requested it.


Clip Courtesy of notxandrew

August 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Tea Party Patriots (and Pensioners!!): Dallas 8/4, AARP Rep. stalks out of meeting when Seniors disagree with their endorsement of Obama’s plan…

Courtesy of the CommonSenseCitizensNetwork via Ace.

AARP isn’t comfortable listening to its members, but pretends to represent their interests

Boy, these Hell’s Grannies (and gramps) seem to know how to speak up, bet they VOTE too!


August 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Tea Party Patriots: Bryan, Texas – Rep. Chet Edwards, D-TX 8/5

More of the dreaded Hell’s Grannies professionally ‘mobbing’ Critters! Via AceHQ..

Courtesy of TxGOPtv:

The Democrats are calling anti-ObamaCare protesters “mobs” now. Here’s a look at the so-called mob that greeted Rep Chet Edwards in Texas Aug 5, 2009.

August 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Taxes. 1 comment.

Call Your Congress Critters!!! House Budget Vote Tonight…

From RedState via Instapundit...

We need to get the Blue Dog Democrats to slow down budget approval in the House of Representatives. The vote in committee is tonight.



CALL 202-224-3121.

Ask for one of these five Congressmen:

1. Alan Boyd of Florida

2. Bob Etheridge of North Carolina

3. Charlie Melancon of Louisiana

4. Chet Edwards of Texas

5. John Yarmuth of Kentucky

Tell them to vote no on the budget tonight. We can stop the budget if you will pick up your phone right now. The vote is tonight. See Paul Ryan in this video clip point out that Obama’s budget runs afoul of even European socialist rules:

Go to RS for the video, Please call your CRITTERS.

March 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

Market Update: Averages Drop on Budget Details and FDIC update….

DOW down 90 to 7181, S & P down 13 to 751, NASDAQ down 33 to 1393 man the markets are bouncing everywhere no one knows wth is coming next DOW now down 40-

DOW closes down 89 to 7182 S & P down 12 to 752, NAS down 34 to 1391


FDIC UPDATE: FDIC ‘problem list’ is up 50% and includes 252 banks (unnamed) with assets of 159 billion .

The nation’s banks lost $26.2 billion in the last three months of 2008, the first quarterly deficit in 18 years, as the housing and credit crises escalated.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Thursday that U.S. banks and thrifts also more than doubled the amount they set aside to cover potential loan losses, to $69.3 billion in the fourth quarter from $32.1 billion a year earlier.

Bair said it was unfortunate that some banks paid dividends in 2008 despite being unprofitable. At a news conference to release bank industry results and trends for the fourth quarter of 2008, she urged all banks to review their dividend policies.

The Office of Thrift Supervision, meanwhile, announced a loss of $3 billion in the fourth quarter and a record $13 billion annual loss for savings and loans last year.

The FDIC now believes U.S. bank failures will cost the deposit insurance fund more than $40 billion over the next four years amid the ravages of rising unemployment and falling home prices that have sent loan defaults soaring.

Budget Details Include (CNBC):

WH budget forecasts 2009 GDP at 1.2%

WH budget forecasts unemployment peaking at 8.1% in 2009

WH budget requests 75.5 billion war cost supplemental for 2009

WH budget estimates FiscalYear 2010 war costs at 130 billion

WH indicates more action to boost financial system ‘likely’, sets aside 250 billion for further bank aid if needed

WH projects deficit will hit 1.75 trillion in FY09; 1.17 trillion in FY10

WH projects 10yr note averaging 2.8% in 2009

Budget creates National Infrastructure Bank

Budget increases defense spending 4% to 533.7 billion, excluding war spending

3.6 trillion in spending in FY10

635 Billion for healthcare

Tax Proposals:

Increase for households making 250k+ (rollback of Bush tax cuts)

Higher taxes for ‘carried interest’, (taxed as income not as capital gain)

Reduce value of some deductions (to me insanely they reduce value of charitable and housing interest deductions just when we need them most, oy!)

That whopping $400 a yr tax cut to ‘Make Work Pay’ is continued (so you can go ahead and buy that cup of coffee every week and get used to it, one a week mind if you like Starbucks!)

And don’t even think about those gas savings, Energy Plans include carbon taxes and Oil is up, they found a way to make energy more expensive even when there is a global recession, way to go!

February 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economy, FDIC, Finance, Politics, Uncategorized, Wall St. 1 comment.

Omnibus Budget Passes House, Earmarks Abound: the Roll Call

The House has passed the Omnibus Bill…

Has Obama told them about the CRISIS? Not a sign of being careful with our money anywhere in sight in this bill…I dread hearing about what is in here over the next few weeks…Sounds like Our Government wants to…..party all the time, party all the tiiime….

Who voted how?

Dems who voted no: 20, including the 2 from my neck of the woods, Moderate Dems..

Cardoza,Childers, Cooper,Costa,Donnelly (IN),Driehaus, Giffords, Hill, Kind,Kratovil, Marshall, Matheson, Minnick,Mitchell, Nye, Peterson, Speier, Tanner,Taylor,

GOP who voted yes: 16

Bono Mack, Brown-Waite, Ginny, Cao,Capito, Castle, Dent, Emerson, Gerlach, LoBiondo, McHugh, Miller (MI), Murphy, Tim, Reichert, Upton, Whitfield, Young (AK)

From Bloomberg

The U.S. House voted to boost spending on domestic programs by 8 percent, ease restrictions on travel to Cuba and kill a school voucher program in Washington, D.C., as part of a $410 billion spending bill.

The chamber voted 245 to 178 to approve an “omnibus” bill combining nine appropriations measures needed to fund the federal government through September, the end of its fiscal year.

Revenge of the Earmarks:

After persuading lawmakers to keep pet projects in their districts known as earmarks off the stimulus bill, Obama made no such attempt on the first non-emergency spending measure of his presidency. The result was that lawmakers claimed billions in federal funds for pet projects — a total of 8,570 earmarks at a cost of $7.7 billion, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense. Majority Democrats declined to provide a number of earmarks, but said the cost was far smaller, $3.8 billion, 5 percent less than a year ago.


Among the earmarks was one sponsored by Rep. Howard Berman, a California Democrat, who secured $200,000 for a “tattoo removal violence outreach program” in Los Angeles. Aides said the money would pay for a tattoo removal machine that could help gang members or others shed visible signs of their past, and anyone benefiting would be required to perform community service.

Under the bill, Mexican-licensed trucks are banned from operating outside commercial zones along the border with the United States. The Teamsters union, which supported Obama’s election last year, had sought the move. The Bush administration backed a pilot program to permit up to 500 trucks from 100 Mexican motor carriers access to U.S. roads.

Bush administration restrictions on travel to Cuba were loosened in the legislation, to permit more frequent visits and expand the list of family members permitted to make trips to see relatives on the Communist nation-island.

Do you get the sinking feeling that the Congress and the Administration are full throttle ahead on spending of any and all sorts?? It is almost as if…all they want to do is dance….they want to partay oooh they want to get down ooooh


The 1,000-plus-page spending bill provides a fat target for deficit hawks. It includes hundreds of pages of earmarks – pet spending projects inserted by lawmakers, ranging from $185,000 for coral reef research and preservation in Maui County, Hawaii, to $55,000 in meteorological equipment for Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., to $9.9 million for science enhancement at historically black colleges in South Carolina.

Some lawmakers are SO excited they cannot contain themselves and are already reporting back home about all the pork they will be sending :


February 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Film, Finance, Healthcare, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Uncategorized. 3 comments.

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