House Votes and Reveals Achilles Heel

Posted on March 16, 2011. Filed under: Conservative, government, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |


Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted another stop gap bill to fund the government for 3 more weeks.  They cut a few more billion of spending, and thought this would pass the Senate as well.  This is a time when the government needs several things from Congress.  They need to fund the government through September.  This situation has occurred because Democrats were unwilling to pass a budget last year when it should have been done.

The second thing the Government wants, is to raise the debt ceiling.  A lot of chat shows have focused on liberal angst  including that of the President.  The President and liberals were speaking about “dire” consequences if the debt ceiling is not raised. EWWW, I am shaking in my boots that the commander in chief is trying to scare us again.  Remember how they tried to convince us of the “emergency” on healthcare??  Nothing has happened.  The world didn’t come to an end because it is not implemented yet.  Neither the President nor Harry Reid are willing to “negotiate” per the Republican leadership.  For some reason the refusal by those two parties to negotiate has disturbed the Conservatives.

Do we care?  I say we should not care when people who have shown little regard for the Constitution or the people can’t play well with others.  We have known from childhood that leopards do not change their spots.

Realizing the Conservatives can’t negotiate with themselves, as that would be foolish….what about a completely different approach?  What if we decided the people’s demands in exchange for extending the government funding?  Think of 3-4 major spending cuts and attach it to the bill.  If they vote against it, the liberals must not really have a fear of the government shutting down.  At that point, the Conservatives need to loudly talk about this, everywhere possible.  Use a page from the liberal book!  I am certain there have been more serious threats to Congress than we have been privy to in the public.  However, we must stand strong, if we have any hope of preventing the further takeover by the government.

Now is the time to use what the liberals want, and get some conservative tactics accomplished.  Conservatives have leverage now and appear to be unwilling to “tangle” with the  President or the Liberals. 

What was most amazing today during the vote, is that 54 Conservatives stood strong and voted no to a bill that satisfies the whims of the liberals and doesn’t do much for the people.  Please see the list below of conservatives that stood strong and voted against extending government funding for 3 weeks with no real cuts! 

Now we have a plan, my fellow patriots.  First we need to call our Representatives and Senators in Washington.  The people who are unwilling to make the hard choices, have become an achilles heel to the effort.   Make it clear, they better band together and use leverage while they have it.  ALL non-critical funding must be cut, as the country is broke.  As a taxpayer, I am offended we are giving money to a multitude of United Nations efforts when we are unable to care for our own people.  I am offended that we continue to give foreign aide by the billions to countries that hate us.  No union, or community action group should get any money.  I, the taxpayer refuse to give hundreds of thousands to study frogs.  They will definitely get the idea. 

The second part of the plan involves reaching out to the 54 courageous people who voted no yesterday in the House.  We should ask them what we can do to help.  Do they have ideas?  At a minimum. we need to thank them for standing up for what is right and for the American People.  The list of 54 is below.

Akin
Amash
Bachmann
Bartlett
Barton (TX)
Benishek
Burton (IN)
Campbell
Chabot
Chaffetz
Duncan (SC)
Flake
Fleming
Franks (AZ)
Garrett
Gingrey (GA)
Gohmert
Gowdy
Graves (GA)
Hall
Harris
Heller
Huelskamp
Huizenga (MI)
Johnson (IL)
Jones
Jordan
King (IA)
Labrador
Lamborn
Landry
Long
Mack

McCotter
Mulvaney

Paul
Pearce
Pence
Pitts
Poe (TX)
Rehberg
Rigell
Ross (FL)
Schmidt
Smith (NJ)
Southerland
Stearns
Stutzman
Sullivan
Tipton
Walberg
Walsh (IL)
West
Wilson (SC)

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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IF they continue to get a couple of billion in cuts for every month’s extension, they might come up with a reasonable number by September. On the other hand, it would seem quite resonable to me if they would simply cut everything back to the 2008 numbers as a starting point — and reduce the non-essential elements (like most agencies) by a substantial amount on top of that.

I think it would be advantageous to start with the premise that if an Agency can not show a positive outcome commensurate with the money spent on and by that agency, it should be defunded. That would be a good start.


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