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    Tag: debt ceiling

    Debt Ceiling Option: Back Door Barney

    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 10:46:14 PM EST
    Tags: Debt Ceiling, Swift Boat Kerry, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Stench, Deval Patrick, Silent But Deadly (all tags)

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    A Great Curve Ball

    By TiredIronTim, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:25:38 PM EST
    Tags: Boehner, fiscal cliff, debt ceiling (all tags)

    A great curve ball never stays in the strike zone, it just appears that it will to the batter.

    (1 comment, 677 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    So You Know Whom They are

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:09:49 AM EST
    Tags: Fiscal Cliff, Debt Ceiling, Michigan, Congressmen, HR 8, Dan Benishek, Bill Huizenga, Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Congressman Tim Walberg, Mike Rogers, Candice Miller, Thaddeus McCotter (all tags)

    Once upon a time we had a wall of shame.

    We placed the names of those who supposedly stand for responsible government, and would have presumably known their power, upon these pages.  We pointed out how they buckled to the deceiver in the white house, and perpetuated the burden on our children ad finitum.  The faces and names have only been slightly changed,but here we go again, seeing the inability to recognize where the lines must be drawn. It was Congressman Dan Benishek, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Congressman Dave Camp, Congressman Fred Upton, Congressman Tim Walberg, Congressman Mike Rogers, Congresswoman Candice Miller, and the notorious Congressman Thaddeus McCotter who allowed the debt ceiling to increase.

    No line in the sand was drawn, no ultimatum, just a stupid deal that we have understood for the last several months to be a "fiscal cliff" of automatic cuts, punishments, reductions, tax increases, etc. The obvious toilet bowl baby of massive proportion, baked up by the usual suspects. And rubber stamped on the foreheads of the dummies who call themselves Republican from the list above.

    Redemption requires a real change of heart.  

    Amash played it right the first time.  He understood that the Marxists in the other chamber, and specifically the thug holding the executive office could not be trusted without limits being placed on them.  The debt, the spending, the taxation, and all the graft accompanying this most recent development changed nothing, but in fact buys the urn in which the ashes of our constitution will reside.  The good representative needs no remorse, for he has served his office well.

    He was joined in resisting the less than acceptable bludgeon to common sense and morality that Congress has dealt tonight.

    Justim Amash, Tim Walberg, and Bill Huizinga, were alone out of our Michigan contingent to vote against being steam rolled. They voted against a package that raises taxes, spends MORE and does NOTHING to solve the debt or the deficit that we will likely never see an end to; at least until the collapse of our currency. Walberg and Huizinga have recognized the stakes in allowing the future of our country to be defined by the other side.

    Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Candace Miller, and Dan Benishek? Just plain pathetic, weak, and merely useless.


    Perhaps deserving of another spot on the wall.

    Update [2013-1-2 6:42:10 by JGillman]: And how this one slipped I don't know. Mike Rogers as well. (Thanks C1)

    (44 comments) Comments >>

    Thanks, Doc: But I Will Be Getting A Second Opinion

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 12:33:37 PM EST
    Tags: Rep Benishek, CD-1, Election year, Trust but Verify, NDAA s t r e t c h, Vote record, Debt Ceiling, Pale Pastel, Raffi, Incumbents, Primary challenge, Campaign contributions, CD-11, CD-3, Kerry Bentivolio, Rep Amash, Patriots (all tags)

    A commentary piece as read by a Rep. Benishek constituent, via the good folks at MCC.  

    U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek speaks out against vague language in legislation

    By Rep. Dan Benishek

    Imagine government without responsibility toward its citizens -- let me give you a hint, it looks a lot like Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime.

    America is blessed with a Constitution that protects Americans so they are not afraid that each new leader will turn the country into a fascist nation. No matter how much anyone disagrees with a president's policies, we can take solace in the protections of the Constitution.

    The Constitution's authority is supreme and every piece of legislation must fit within the Constitution's limits.

    Roger that, Doc.  So far, we're on the same page.  Let's continue...

    (1 comment, 1017 words in story) Full Story

    A Question About The Wall.

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 02:28:46 PM EST
    Tags: Congress Wall Of Shame, Republicans, Debt Ceiling, Responsibility, Benishek, Camp, Huizenga, Upton, Walberg, Rogers, Miller, McCotter (all tags)

    How long should it be up?

    Should it hang until the next election is over? Should we update with fresh scarlet letters from even more recent miserable failures of those who are hanging patiently for all this time? Should we offer a positive spin on their recent accomplishments and then sigh, noting how they really screwed up before, and then point again to the left?

    While waiting for some discussion on this, it should be noted that our concern about the debt ceiling being increased has been vindicated.  We were right, and those guys on the left were not. The trillions they added to the burden our children must carry, cannot be voted away as easily as their tenure in congress.  Experience DOES account for something, but it is not an excuse for repeatedly ducking responsibility, and they are indeed responsible for that fact.

    Good men who screw up need to admit and own up to it, and offer their mistakes as lessons.  Personally, I see genuine contrition as a character building exercise.

    However, I have somehow missed any claims of ownership recently.  Point me to them, and the name comes down.

    (8 comments) Comments >>

    Mondays Divertere: Keynesian Twilight Zone

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 07:12:38 AM EST
    Tags: Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Obama Spending, Quantitative Easing 2, Debt Ceiling, Winning The Future (all tags)

    Dingell, Levin, Stabenow support Obama jobs package ...I'm shocked.

    "I hope that the president's speech focuses Congress' attention back where it should be, on creating jobs.  The president offered his ideas, now Members of Congress need to offer theirs, and then it's time to come together and get something done.  I'm going to keep urging Congress to pass measures particularly important to Michigan's economy, like growing jobs in advanced batteries, agriculture and small businesses." - WTF!

    Ht. Denny

    (2 comments) Comments >>

    If They Only Worked That Hard To Cut Spending...

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 04:04:38 PM EST
    Tags: Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Obama Spending, Farm Subsidies, Porkulus Projects, Debt Ceiling, Democratic Party Hypocricy In Action (all tags)

    Ya, I'm talking about Democrats.

    Stabenow talked to farm owner Len Gustafson about how, with the help of funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Gustafson's Farm has become a huge success.  The owners say that over the past five years, they've managed to grow their farm from about 10 cows to nearly 200 cows, and they now produce 80,000 pounds of beef a year.

    Hmmm, that's roughly growing the herd by two head per month.  Nothing really all that amazing about that, but, congrats to Mr. Gustafson all the same.

    Government funding covered 60 percent of an $80,000 project to improve their beef operation with fencing and a new water system.  Len says the more cows drink, the more they eat, and heavier cows make better meat.

    Holy crap!  We taxpayers are subsidizing over half of this private businesses improvements?  Ahhh, so there's why Sen. Stabenow, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee is in the U.P.  It's a campaign photo-op.

    Or is it?

    (3 comments, 464 words in story) Full Story

    A Sunday Div uh Di uh..

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 11:21:41 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, US Congress, Thad McCotter, Dan Benishek, Debt Ceiling, MiGOP, Republicans, Democrats (all tags)

    Whatever it is that CS does on occasion.

    Watching the sidebar, one of the #RightMi hashtag users (designated conservative) tweeted out this video of Thad McCotter from 2008 when there was a full house of Democrats to appreciate his creative edginess.


    Oh and for some more Sunday funnies, I posted a recent Michigan GOP press release below the line.

    (2 comments, 422 words in story) Full Story

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