Filed under: Capitalism, Economy | Tags: "The Nuclear Option", Majority Leader Harry Reid, No Negotiation Allowed
Well, just yesterday I was writing about the making of the Constitution and how the Founders struggled with the separation of powers and the three houses of government. They were fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses of human nature, and of the temptations of power; so they devised a system that they hoped would slow things down, and force the representatives to argue and debate and negotiate.
Yet this very ideal is held up to ridicule by the Democrats. The President has gone to great lengths to blame and attack Republicans — essentially for disagreeing with him — as if disagreeing with him was somehow out-of-bounds.
And just today the despicable Harry Reid went on record to claim that he would not tolerate anyone who wants to negotiate or argue and invoked the “nuclear option”, which denies Republicans the option of filibustering President Obama’s nominees to the DC Court.
Oddly enough, partisanship plays little part in District or Appellate court decisions. The problem is that Mr. Obama wants to pack the court, increasing the number of judges although there is not enough work to fill the schedules of current judges. We really don’t need more. The “nuclear option” does not apply to Supreme Court nominees.
I hasten to add that Republicans have also threatened to invoke the nuclear option when they were in power, but to force Democrats to negotiate, not to keep them from speaking. They do not like to negotiate because they seldom have the facts on their side.
The Democratic party had a nervous breakdown when Kennedy was assassinated. They have never been able to accept that he was assassinated by a Communist. And they have essentially been completely nuts ever since.
Now that Mr. Obama’s poll numbers are tobogganing downward as we approach winter, they are relying on accusations of racism to explain the country’s outraged reaction to the discovery that the Affordable Care Act is not affordable, offers no care, and they were lied to consistently from the very beginning .
Filed under: Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Economy, Liberalism, Politics, Progressivism, The United States | Tags: Majority Leader Harry Reid, Start with No Negotiating?, The Budget Conference
Harry Reid, the disagreeable Majority Leader of the Senate, wasted no time in informing the public that there will be no cooperation nor attempt to get along in the formal House-Senate budget conference. Well, we should not be surprised, he refused to produce a budget, in defiance of the law, for four long years. And the government has been operating on “continuing resolutions” ever since. He called the suggestion of a “grand bargain” including an overhaul of entitlement programs “happy talk.”
Well, it’s good to know before the conference even starts that there will be no attempt to negotiate or cooperate from the Democrats. The conference will start October 30. Reid added:
On sequestration, we’ve done one year of sequestration. It has been brutal. The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress. Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more.
The Nevada Public Radio host asked what Republicans would have to concede to get Medicare and Social Security cuts on the table.
You keep talking about Medicare and Social Security. Get something else in your brain. Stop talking about that. That is not going to happen this time. There is not going to be a grand bargain. What we need to do is have Murray and her counterpart in the House, Ryan, work together to come up with something to get out of this senseless sequestration and start the budgeting process so that we can do normal appropriation bills.
They have their mind set on doing nothing, nothing more on revenue, and until they get off that kick, there’s not going to be a grand bargain on — there’s not going to be a small bargain,” Reid said. “We’re just going to have to do something to work our way through sequestration.
Apparently the disagreeable Mr. Reid has never heard that it is not advisable to raise taxes in the middle of a recession. You actually want to cut taxes, especially taxes on business— those rich people who file their business taxes as individuals, and who would like to expand their businesses if only there was some certainty out of the government. And he seems to be unaware that Medicare and Social Security deeply need to be reformed since they are well in the way to going broke, so no one will have any benefits.
The Founders wanted our representatives to argue and fight over principle and ideas, and through the struggle come to an agreement of how to move forward, that doesn’t necessarily satisfy both sides., but that they can live with. It’s called negotiation. Democrats want more money to spend to buy votes and win elections. It would be more helpful if they were interested in doing the right thing for the economy.
Filed under: Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Economy, Liberalism | Tags: Delusional, Majority Leader Harry Reid, Private Sector Employment
President Obama is winding up his presidential tour on his campaign bus — oops, I have that backward. He’s out on his taxpayer-financed campaign tour on his new taxpayer-financed presidential bus. He claims it is not a campaign tour because he is the president and he’s talking to the people about his jobs program. Uh huh.
The Senate could not pass Obama’s American Jobs Act, because Majority Leader Harry Reid could not get enough Democrat votes to pass it. So the new idea is to divvy it up in little pieces and pass the pieces one by one. The first bit is a $35 billion bailout for state and local governments who have decided that they have more teachers and other public-service sector workers than they need. Well, can’t have state or local governments laying off members of the teachers’ union, or the firemen’s union or the police union.
Debating the bailout, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) argued that :
It’s very clear that private sector jobs have been doing just fine. It’s the public sector jobs where we’ve lost huge numbers, and that’s what this legislation is all about.
The states are afflicted with requirements to balance their budgets, something that doesn’t trouble the federal government. Only 4.7 percent of government employees cannot find jobs — half the national unemployment rate. Government employees have the lowest jobless rate of any industry.
And where do you find the highest income of any metropolitan region in the country? Not silicon Valley, and not the metropolitan areas where the occupy people are hanging out, shrieking about corporate greed, but in the hallowed halls of the federal government. The median household in Washington D.C. is $84,500 a year, compared to a national average of $50,000.
If President Obama could forego his constant effort to pay back the unions for their support, long enough to recognize that there are a lot of Americans out of work because of the policies he promotes, the real unemployment rate might come down out of the double digits.
Nevermind. Obama says “The Economy is not where it wants to be. We’ve made all the right decisions.” President Obama does not change his mind. Wealth is to be redistributed, not to the poor — but to government workers.