We all are praying for the people of Japan that their recovery may be swift and their losses as minimal as possible. They are suffering from a terrible loss of life and a stark reminder that compared to nature, we are pretty insignificant. In the meantime our economy is burning into ashes and while this not as dramatic as the photos from Japan, the impact may be the same or worse on the Global Economy. Too bad the news is ignoring what is going on in Congress this week as it is vital to the very survival of this nation and our ability to help our neighbors in Japan.
Obama and the Democrats continue to “push” for their “gigantic” $4B budget cut package. That is not even a rounding error.
The Republicans on the other hand are negotiating against each other! BRILLIANT STRATEGY McCONNELL AND BOEHNER! At stake is the November 2010 election PROMISE to cut the current budget by $100B and de-fund Obamacare. Well, so much for elections.
You only have two days to contact your Republican Congressmen and women and tell them to get real and start living up to our expectations of their mediocrity. Our real expectations are more in line with Rand Paul and his $500B budget reduction. So Mediocrity would be the $100B plus defunding Obamacare. So, we now know that the Republicans are committed to Budget Mediocrity or Worse…
Congressman Steve King has tried time and time again to get Boehner to put an amendment in the budget bill that would remove the automatic $105B Obamacare funding and start to roll back the implementation of that bill that now has over 1,400 EXEMPTIONS. But no, the Republican Leadership, and I use that term very loosely, will not out his amendment in citing “House Rules” and contending that these “rules” take precedent over the will of the people in the last election.
HOW ABOUT WE ENACT OUR VOTER RULE:
IF YOU DON’T PUT THE OBAMACARE DEFUNDING AMENDMENT IN THE CR THEN WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT IN 2012!
Then there is the feeble effort to cut discretionary spending. Somehow Harry Houdini showed up and made $40B disappear from the Republican budget cuts. So we are left with maybe cutting $60B or so out of the 2010-2011 budget. As the younger generations seems to like to out in the tweets, BFD!
Here is the link to the Congressional Contact List. Please email, call, or fax your Congressman or Senator and tell them to get real and enact a $100B cut in discretionary spending and put the $105B King-Obamacare defunding amendment in the Continuing Resolution or the final 2011-2012 budget.
House and Senate Links: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ (Just click on a state)
It is your life they are tinkering with. TAKE CONTROL AND CONTACT THEM!
Before we go to the phones, if you can, send your financial support to the Japanese relief efforts of the American Red Cross…