Pens, Phones and Power
If Bo keeps harping on his “I’ve got a pen and a phone” mantra he will dig a bigger hole for himself. While the Democrat Socialist Party is alive and well in Congress, most of us see through the charade. It is sickening to listen to the pious oratory of those who claim to be for the poor and lower income families, then use them as hostages to increase their personal power and wealth and that of their cronies. No matter what the reason for ‘needing’ more money in the Federal coffers they always, without fail, tell us “essential services” will be cut if the budget isn’t increased by X amount of dollars. Most of the X amount of dollars are never put toward “essential services” but goes to prop up public pensions or failing business or used to ‘subsidize’ industries in the private sector that are considered ‘good’ by the pols. This happens on a federal, state and local level to the detriment of the poor and middle classes. Obamacare is just the latest example of this Democrat manipulation where taxpayers will fund the bailout of insurance providers. Our seniors on SS and medicare are the latest victims of such Democrat benevolence. Obamacare was initially ‘paid for’ by robbing Medicare of 740 million dollars. MO’s NoFatKidsBehind was paid for by robbing food programs for the poor, who just happen to be mostly children. How can Preezy, who keeps saying “it’s the right thing to do”, justify stealing from the poor and middle classes to achieve his personal legacy? He can’t, neither can any Democrat who voted for his agenda. The Democrat’s “moral superiority” needs to be questioned and rejected as another lie foisted on all Americans.
Democrats have shown a consistent inability to balance budgets at the local, state, and national level. And after creating a fiscal crisis, Democrats always say that if they are not given more money “essential services” will be cut back. This implies that they will make the voters suffer if they are unable to persuade the GOP to give them more money by raising the deficit ceiling; revealing that they practice moral blackmail as standard operating procedure.
Democrats, paradoxically, always want to punish the poor whenever they don’t get their way. And it’s always about getting more money: they want the debt limit raised or taxes increased.
Voters fail to understand the true meaning of this tactic. If Democrats were really concerned for the poor, voters should expect them to say that they will make any spending cuts necessary in order to preserve essential services. They would bear any burden, climb any mountain, to make sure the elderly and most needy do not lose their essential Federal support. Instead, they hold the needy hostage to satisfy their insatiable lust for power and money. [snip]
In fact, this strategy has been used so consistently, that Democrats are now predictable: they will threaten safety net programs whenever they encounter resistance to a tax or national debt increase.
Democrats are having palpitations over the Tea Party groups using their First Amendment rights to ask for redress of grievances from the government. The following is from Cornell University’s Legal Institute (read it all at the link)
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. See U.S. Const. amend. I. Freedom of expression consists of the rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly and to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and the implied rights of association and belief. The Supreme Court interprets the extent of the protection afforded to these rights. The First Amendment has been interpreted by the Court as applying to the entire federal government even though it is only expressly applicable to Congress. Furthermore, the Court has interpreted, the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as protecting the rights in the First Amendment from interference by state governments. See U.S. Const. amend. XIV.
Explain, if you can, why Democrats like Chuck Schumer call for using the IRS to deny Tea Party advocates the rights the Constitution afford them. via Free Beacon
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) proposed using the Internal Revenue Service to curtail Tea Party group funding during a speech on how to “exploit” and “weaken” the movement at the Center for American Progress on Thursday. [snip]
“It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House of Representatives is in Republican control, but there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies—we must redouble those efforts immediately,” Schumer said.
According to Gallup the Tea Party polls in at 30% approval. Why then are Democrats so anxious to use the heavy hand of government agencies to shut them up and down? Why would Democrats agree to this type of tyranny? While we may not agree with anything the Tea Party stands for, is it really appropriate for any member of Congress to advocate using the heavy hand of government to silence citizens? If Liberal Democrats support this kind of abuse from a Democrat Preezy and majority Senate, how will they feel if the shoe was on the other foot? Setting this type of precedent of abuse of power is dangerous to all of us.
Obama may have a “pen and a phone”, but he does not have the “confidence” of the American people. While he blames the meanies at FOX and Limbaugh, 63% of those polled by WaPo/ABC have “no confidence” in Obama and his misery causing policies. He is the abject failure we warned you about in 2008 and 2012. When policies are based on a pack of lies told by Preezy it only stands to reason he would lose credibility and the confidence of the majority. BO’s whining and blame game is laughable coming from “the most powerful person on the planet”.