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A Tale of Two States

Impeached Ex- Federal Judge and Congressman Alcee Hastings’ recent attack on Congressman Burgess and the state of Texas in a House Rules Committee hearing on Obamacare, illustrates the difference in heritage between Texas and Florida. When Tapley Holland became the … Continue reading

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Is it Time For Republicans to Give Up the Fight over the Fiscal Cliff?

In the 5 weeks since the re-election of Barack Obama as president there has been a astonishing resurgence in the president’s popularity among the American people.  Since election day, when Obama’s general popularity numbers were hovering around 50% in the … Continue reading

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Fortunately a Balanced Budget Amendment Failed to Pass in the House

Louie Gohmert (TX), Paul Ryan (WI) and two other Wise Republicans Voted NO! I have long been one of only a few Republican conservative activists openly opposing the politically popular call for a BBA. While I certainly am an advocate … Continue reading

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Obama’s Jobs Speech to a Joint Session of Congress

Is This Just Another Election Stunt? President Obama today (8-31-2011) announced that he is requesting a joint session of Congress to announce his “new” jobs plan for America.  This planned speech is set for 8 PM on Wednesday, September 7, … Continue reading

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The Standard & Poor’s Downgrade and the TEA Party

This past week we have seen a confluence of some of the most astonishing financial events in our lifetime.  It started with the last minute debt ceiling deal that pleased no one and did little or nothing to reduce the … Continue reading

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A Bankrupt Nation Keeps on Spending

Congress Fails Once Again to Solve the Nation’s Fiscal Problems After months of meetings, speeches, threats and dire warnings of a US government debt default, Congress this week finally gave in to the pressure and passed another massive debt ceiling … Continue reading

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The Great Debate over the National Debt and the Debt Ceiling

Is the Government Participating In a Huge Ponzi Scheme? In a word, yes!  Some time ago, Treasury Secretary Geithner sent a letter to Congressional leaders about the debt ceiling increase, stating that “The longer Congress fails to act, the more … Continue reading

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Warning! Tea Partiers need to Carefully Weigh the Consequences of Backing Third Party Candidates

Rasmussen reports that a Tea Party candidate in a three-way congressional race can elect a Democrat Excerpts from the Rasmussen Report:  In a three-way congressional contest with a Tea Party candidate on the ballot, the Democrat could pick up 40 … Continue reading

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House Refuses to Raise the Debt Ceiling

Yesterday (5/31/2011), House Republicans gave President Obama and the Democrats the House vote they had requested some months ago – a clean vote on raising the federal debt ceiling.  The results were predictable, in that the bill to raise the … Continue reading

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The Republican Policy Riders in the HR1 Continuing Resolution

Why These Riders are so Important As the days proceed towards a government shutdown, the principal negotiators continue to battle over something that few Americans have heard much about.  This looming government shutdown, if it occurs, will not be about … Continue reading

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