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Rand Paul preaches “Trickle Down Reagan-omics” at Howard University

Rand Paul’s ignorance, distortions, and deceptions, Part II.

During his lecture Rand Paul praises the economic growth during Reagan’s presidency as a model to follow.

  • Reagan raised taxes.
    • Paul opposes tax increases.
    • (Obama calls for tax increases)
  • Reagan expanded the size of government 1.5 million employees.
    • Paul calls for smaller government.
    • (Obama has cut nearly 800,000 government jobs)
  • Reagan increased the military with a $1 Trillion dollar peace time build up.
    • Rand Paul does love this about Reagan.
    • Obama has reduced military spending.
  • All this he did with deficit spending.
    •  Blaming federal deficit as the cause of poor economic growth, Paul calls for austerity to balance the budget.
    • Obama has reduced the deficit every year in office and calls for easing down the deficit.

The only things Reagan and Paul have in common is they were both republicans and loved spending money to threaten the world. Paul claims that the republican party has not changed. Paul needs to be a student not a lecturer.


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Senator Ted Cruz (and friends) Denies His Constitutional Obligations to Regulate the Malitia.

Concerning the Gun debate, Ted Cruz (and friends) wish to keep only 3 words “must not be infringed” and throw out the words “well regulated” from the second amendment.

The debate over the second amendment must first include the amendment.

Article [II]

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Second, the debate must respect the Supreme Court interpretation must be respected.

Rights come with responsibilities. In the balance of “well regulated” and “must not be infringed” the Supreme Court acknowledged the US citizen’s right to own weapons. The Court also, to Ted Cruz’s (and friends) dismay, gave the responsibility of regulating it to congress.

Ted Cruz and friends shirk their responsibility and are on the side of mass murder and military weapons on the streets in the hands of criminals and the insane.

Ted attempts to clam that regulating other rights is wrong, as in the first amendment. Here is the first amendment.

Article [I]

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Current regulations on free speech include laws concerning liable, slander, inciting to riot, fraud, and the list goes on.  All these regulations are constitutional. These laws are regulations passed by a congress willing to accept their constitutional obligations.

Our homes, streets, and neighborhoods are not battlefields, congress needs to act and fulfill their obligations to regulate this “Militia”.

“Woman up and grow some ovaries” Ted. If you can’t figure out your responsibilities call Barack Obama or Nancy Pelosi. They  proved they had serious steel when they stood up AGAINST the invasion of Iraq. Or maybe Dianne Feinstein could help you.

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Refusing to Negotiate or Compromise, the House of Representatives Tells America: We Are a Poor Country With No Resources, Except for War.

The house continues to refuse to negotiate. The Romney plan, passed twice by the House, was rejected twice. The presidents plan presented to the House shortly after the election and posted on the internet, has been totally ignored. John Boehner admitted “where’s the presidents plan? I haven’t seen it.”

Negotiation requires both plans be modified in compromise until they agree. The Ryan Budget which passed the house yesterday does the opposite. The Ryan Budget is even more egregious to the President, the Senate, and the working class than the Romney plan.

Ryan’s grandstanding denying the truth, “We want to balance the budget, they don’t”. The truth is the Republican war mongering and depression of the working class created the deficits that have been reduced every year since the GOP lost the white house. Democrats have done a lot to work toward a balance budget. The “balance the budget” claim is obviously smoke screen for his increases in Military spending, more war.

The “Destroy Obama at All Costs” is alive and well, even if it leaves some Americans to starve, many to die of easily treatable illnesses, children homeless, educational opportunities denied, and the economy in depression.

The Ryan budget tells us that America is too poor a nation and must let the hungry starve and leave the sick untended, children living in the street, and those who thirst for knowledge in ignorance. The Ryan budget shows no hint of “Christian Values”.

A person with a few million dollars in the bank will not suffer. The working class, 98% of America will. All democrats and only 10 republicans see the above facts. Boehner, Ryan, and friends must be too out of touch to understand the pain they cause or they just don’t care.

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Note to Note to Michele Backmann: The President is not into distortions and false statements.

Michele Backmann Stated that the president will not tell you 70 cents of every dollar goes to benefit bureaucrats. Of course he won’t, because it is not true. Obama leaves distortions and false statements to the Tea Party.

Medicaid Doctors cut their fees and their own incomes to accept a lower Medicaid rate. Landlords cut their rent charges to accept housing subsidies as full payment. They receive payment directly from the government for providing services to the poor. That accounts for the true statement that 70 cents of every dollar goes to those who serve the poor.

Backmann falsely interprets “those who serve the poor” as meaning Bureaucrats. Michele Backmann again shows her gross ignorance by her false inflammatory rhetoric and shameless grandstanding that further poisons the dialog preventing reasonable debate.

These types of statements from Michele do qualify her as a great Tea Party spokesman.

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Refusing to Negotiate, Paul Ryan Continues Rhetorically Inflamitory Grandstanding.

The US Senate did pass a bipartisan budget bill. If it were not a bipartisan bill it would have been filibustered by the GOP.

John Boehner prevented negotiation by taking every proposal from the president to a press conference with statements like “He can’t be serious”. Paul Ryan continues to refuse to negotiate taking the newly passed Senate budget bill to the press conference and saying “they’re blowing smoke”.

Negotiating between the House and the Senate is traditionally done in committee. Without distraction from the press, all previous congresses have worked through their differences and produced a functional budget by sitting down and negotiating a compromise. The GOP refuses to do anything like this.

Eric Cantor, republican majority leader in the House, demonstrated the “my way or highway” attitude stating “If Obama is unwilling to stop trying to raise taxes there is now way we can lay aside our differences”. We can lay aside our differences? Raising taxes is the differences. Obama must do all he says or no deal will be made.

The president has no vote in congress. When the GOP House leadership ceases the inflammatory rhetoric and engages in more productive dialog with the Senate, then a deal will be reached.

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Paul Ryan rerun: 2008 election and 2012 election. Working across the isle?

Much of the 2008 presidential campaign was about universal health care. Paul Ryan still proposes repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Much of the 2012 presidential campaign concerned medicaid, here Paul Ryan again attacks  medicare on the losing side.

This move would add 716 Billion to the federal deficit. The 716 billion the congressional budget committee says the PPACA saved. This savings was the 716 billion of waste in medicare that the PPACA eliminated without effecting patient benefits.  Why reinstate waste? Simple, this is money paid for no service making hospital administrators, the rich, richer.

Republicans lost, not because they could not get their message across, but because we are listening and the majority of Americans are NOT STUPID. There does exist a small minority that believes everything he says without thought, they are called the Tea Party.

This is not trying to find a middle ground and working out a solution to this nations problems. This is clearly a maneuver to further divide this country against itself. This has no chance of actually happening and he knows it.

Keep talking Paul Ryan, we are listening and you will go the way of Mitt.

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Everyone lost the Sequester Battle, except maybe corporations.

Now that everyone lost, (especially the middle class and poor)  will the war between GOP and Democrats finally end?

Common sense tells any businessman that if your biggest costumer cuts its spending, that business will decline. The federal government is the biggest customer of US business.

There is no majority to agree on everything. Congress has the opportunity to focus on one program at a time, polls show that a majority exists to increase funding to it. Whatever it is. The grand bargain, a complete budget as all previous congresses have passed since 1776, appears to be beyond this congresses ability.

The lingering affects of the “destroy Obama at all costs” philosophy has prevented congressional action required to allow businesses to create jobs. All job creating legislation has died in the House.

The house has repeatedly used the excuse that it is fiscally irresponsible to spend anything to create jobs and what we need is smaller government. This is from the party that handed Obama a 1.2 trillion budget deficit, a collapsed economy, and grew the federal government by 2.5 million employees. The federal job creation simply offset some of the private sector devastation of the George W Bush era republican congresses.

Legislation passed by the Democratic congress in 2008 and 2009 began a recovery. Executive actions, such as the loan to that saved the auto industry, did save millions of jobs. Congressional inaction, Republican dominated house and Republican filibustered Senate, continues to squeeze the recovery began in 2009 and choke off the ability of business to create employment just as they have done from 2000 to 2008.

If there was a winner it is corporations as indicated by the stock market. Now that corporations have more money than ever, where is all the job creation?The continued claim that helping the rich get richer will help employment needs to be eliminated from the conversation. Regardless of the appearance of wisdom, this philosophy has 30+ years of empirical data proving it is folly.

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Only congress can pass a budget, the president cannot sign any bill until the congress passes it. All budget bills passed in the House have failed to pass the senate. Budget bills that receive a majority vote in the Senate are filibustered by the republican minority.

Polls show a large majority of Americans favor Federal Government spending cuts. However, when polled on what to cut, every area of government was taboo for a majority.

Congress mirrors this popular view. From defense to medicaid, even foreign aid, received a majority vote of “Do Not Cut Here”. There is simply not a majority willing to cut any one thing.

In the past, a committee of representatives from both the house and senate would meet a create a bill that both houses would pass. Instead of taking such action, House leadership blames the president and the senate democrats for lack of action. Senate leadership blames the republican minority in the Senate and the House.

What is the problem here?

Obama’s efforts of meeting with congressional leadership before the sequester failed to produce movement in congress. Failure of congressional leadership appears to be the problem.

Since congressional leadership cannot get a majority to agree on any budget, Obama is expanding his role in trying to get the congress to act. He will be meeting today with 12 republican senators today.

Getting congress to act as a group is like herding Cats, anyone want the job?

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Hey Scalia, to end a “racial entitlement” is simple, just end racism.

Racism is not dead in America. Ann Romney’s sentiment that Minorities and Women voted Obama because they just could not understand what a great guy Mitt Romney is. What is that? Mitt just did not dumb it down to their level?

I feel minorities and women voted Obama because they clearly understood the difference between the candidates.

JUSTICE SCALIA “I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement. It’s been written about. Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.”

Relax America, the congress has more than enough votes to override the supreme court on this one.

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Sequester was Obama’s idea? Of course, where else would a compromise come from.

Republican house concept of compromise- My Way or Highway.In 2011 Obama proposed a budget. House republicans presented the same GW Bush’s $1.2 trillion and growing out of control deficit spending.

Republicans knew that in November 2012 Obama would be voted out of office and the majority of the senate would also be republican. Why compromise, just delay for a year and do whatever they wanted. Where did compromise come from? Barack Obama.

Obama campaigned on renewing the middle class while Republicans campaigned on more GW Bush economics.  After the 2012 election Obama proposed a budget in line with what he promised. The House passed the Romney plan. No compromise.  Thus the fiscal cliff.

GW’s tax cuts were expiring and they did not have to power to stop it. Republicans could not afford to do nothing and Obama again compromised and a partial budget passed.

Some tax cuts were extended, more than were prudent, but some taxes were put back to Clinton budget levels. Remember the Clinton budget? Zero deficit plus cash to start paying down the National debt.

2.4% of federal spending has been cancelled. The biggest customer of American Business, the federal government, cut spending. Is this really the way to promote job creation and economic recovery?

It does not hurt the top 2%. Romney’s people, Corporations, are doing great. Their profits are making the CEO’s richer and padding even more off shore tax sheltered accounts that ever. Just hang on a little longer 98% of America, soon the rich will be rich enough to start creating jobs.

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