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The Day The Democrats Took Over

I’ve been arguing what is written below (received via e-mail and edited) since President Obama took office, but my thoughts are well-crystallized here:

The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009 (the inauguration of President Obama), it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate at the very start of the 110th Congress.
The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s fault”, think about these facts.  On, January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:

  • The Dow Jones closed at 12,621.77 (Incredibly as of this writing it is now on the verge of 13,000)
  • The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%.
  • The unemployment rate was 4.6%.
  • George Bush’s economic policies had set a record of 52 straight months of job creation!

Remember that day…

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?  BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially Barney Frank) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment … to this crisis by (among many other things) dumping $5-6 TRILLION of toxic loans on the economy from your Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac cronies!

By the way, Bush asked Congress 17 times to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.  Barney blocked it and called it a “Chicken Little Philosophy” – and then the sky did fall!  He wanted to roll the dice.

And who took the third highest pay-off from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?  OBAMA did!

And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?  OBAMA and the Democrat Congress, especially Barney!

So when someone tries to blame Bush … …remember January 3rd, 2007… …THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!
Bush may have been in the car, but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel and they were driving the economy into the ditch.

Budgets are not passed by the White House. They are passed by Congress and the party that has controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 and 2009 as well as 2010 and 2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009, though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office.

At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budget.

And where was Barack Obama during this time?

He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009. Let’s remember what the deficits looked like during that period:

  • If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending.
  • After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself..

In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is “I inherited a deficit that I voted for, and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.”

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Congress, Democrat

 

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34 Facts On The Debt

h/t http://conservativeblogscentral.blogspot.com

Today is the 1000th day since the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a budget.  Obama’s last budget was voted down 97-0.  Democrats have absolutely failed in leadership as the debt goes up:

The U.S. government’s debt is bad. How bad? It’s so bad that liberals don’t even pretend to have an answer any more. They used to shrug it off. “We’ll grow our way our of it.” In a recovery this weak? With 8.5% unemployment? They know better.

But Congress does nothing about this. It has no intention of doing anything.

#1 During fiscal year 2011, the U.S. government spent 3.7 trillion dollars but it only brought in 2.4 trillion dollars.

#2 When Ronald Reagan took office, the U.S. national debt was less than 1 trillion dollars.  Today, the U.S. national debt is over 15.2 trillion dollars.

#3 During 2011, U.S. debt surpassed 100 percent of GDP for the first time ever.

#4 According to Wikipedia, the monetary base “consists of coins, paper money (both as bank vault cash and as currency circulating in the public), and commercial banks’ reserves with the central bank.”  Currently the U.S. monetary base is sitting somewhere around 2.7 trillion dollars.  So if you went out and gathered all of that money up it would only make a small dent in our national debt.  But afterwards there would be no currency for anyone to use.

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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Democrat, Taxes

 

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The Donkey Whisperer

Classic!

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Democrat, Obama, White House

 

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Your OWS / Tea Party Checklist

The only thing missing at the bottom is that Obama, the DNC, and elected Democrats from sea to shining sea SUPPORT the Occupy Wall Street thugs and criminals…

 

h/t Michelle Moore / desmond.yfrog.com

 

…and called the Tea Partiers all of the following:

  • Hostage-Takers
  • Stupid
  • Uneducated
  • Extremist
  • War-Mongers
  • Sycophants
  • Neophytes
  • Islamophobic
  • Old
  • White
  • Angry White Dudes
  • Angry Mobs
  • Astroturf
  • Right Wing
  • Nut Jobs
  • Fringe
  • Koch Suckers
  • Hobbits (okay that was McCain, but he is a liberal so there’s that)
  • Foolish
  • Bizarre
  • UN-American
  • KKK (Luther Campbell – http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2010-05-13/news/the-tea-party-is-the-kkk/) /

… and of course… ….Racist and Terrorists

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2011 in Democrat, Liberals, Tea Party

 

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Unemployment Benefits Stimulate The Economy — Not So Much

The knee-jerk and common sense reaction — to Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat’s claim that Unemployment Payments stimulate the economy — is, correctly, to roll your eyes and assert that it is nothing more than a politically motivated claim.

h/t cascadepolicy.org

A few short years ago, in 2004-2005, the Democrats were complaining about how bad the situation was for the unemployed under President Bush when the Unemployment Rate was 4% – 5% — not the 9% – 10% under the Obama regime.  That visit to the history books alone answers the question as to whether or not the claim of its stimulative affect is ideologically motivated.

But, alas, a good Conservative / Tea Partier wants the facts, and here are a slew of them from the Cascade Policy Institute — Oregon’s Premier Policy Think Tank.

Here’s the scoop on the stimulative negative affect of Unemployment Insurance.

 

 

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Dodd-Frank Bares Its Ugly Head

My son heads off for college this Saturday, and yesterday we visited the Regions bank in Jackson, MO to open a new checking account with debit card.  As we were going through the process, Jessica, the personal banker warned us about the impending $4.00 per month service charge that Visa would be adding to our bill starting in October 2011.

The service charge will be added if, during a given month, I use my Debit Card for a general purchase at Wal-Mart, the Gas Station, or at a local Restaurant.  I do that practically every day.

Why the new service charge? The costs incurred because of the Dodd-Frank Financial Regulation Bill.

Gee.  Thanks guys.

h/t http://blog.registeredrep.com

 

Two men that should be in jail for the Countrywide and Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac scandals created 2,319 pages of legislation that does nothing to protect America from the real causes of the 2008 financial meltdown.

No one has gone to jail; no one has lost their jobs; all the bankers are getting their massive bonuses.

But, you and I, we get to pay more account fees and service charges.

Bend over America; it’s just another way the Democrats and Obama have screwed you!

 

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2011 in Congress, Democrat, Obama

 

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$17 Trillion In Federal Debt…. …Then What?!?!

If Congress approves a $2.5 Trillion increase in the Debt Limit (which should be called a Tax Increase), what happens when we get to $17 Trillion?

We KNOW Congress will spend that $2.5 Trillion.

Will the Republicans suddenly grow a backbone then?  When we hit $17 Trillion during an election year, will the Republicans actually force the Democrats hand?  Or, will they capitulate when the Democrats and State Run Media beat them over the heads again?!?!

h/t http://politicalhumor.about.com/bio/Daniel-Kurtzman-8621.htm

Obama doesn’t want to balance the budget.  His budget, voted down 97-0 in the Senate ADDED $10 Trillion over the next decade.  The Democrats will NEVER balance the budget!!

The American voters know that and that’s why there was a 60-Seat shift in the House.  That November 2010 vote was to STOP this out of control spending.

Now is the time to force the Democrats into a balanced budget by refusing to up the Debt Limit!

Stand Firm!

Be a statesman and not a politician… …because a vote for the Gang of Six compromise will be the end of your political career anyway!

 

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