The House has already passed a continuing resolution that would avert a government shutdown set to take place on March 27th, the date that the Continuing Appropriations Resolution of 2013 expires.
Now, the CR is in the Senate where Senator Ted Cruz offered up an amendment that would remove any funding for the implementation of Obamacare.
Of course, since the Democrats are all good team players, and since they control the Senate, the amendment failed. But Senator Ted Cruz pointed out that if the Senate ends up making any changes to the continuing resolution, they’d have to send it back to the House, and when they do, the GOP should add an amendment like his that would defund Obamacare. That way, the President and the Democrat-controlled Senate are left with the option to either defund Obamacare or let the government shut down. Their choice.
Senator Cruz is playing the game, and he’s playing it well. But others aren’t being good team players. Boehner doesn’t want to defund Obamacare. He says he promises he’ll work on repealing it later, but not now:
“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.” John D. MacDonald
When a man walks in integrity and justice, happy are his children after him. PROVERBS 20:7
It seems to me that the only time we hear the word compromise, or the concept of compromise is when the democrats do not have control of one house of the congress or the other. When they controlled both houses plus the White House I do not recall ever hearing the word compromise. Now that the American people voted to put some brakes on this current administration, every congressional impasse is met with the term compromise.
Have you noticed how it is usually the democrats telling the republicans that they need to compromise? If you can cite me examples of democrats willing to compromise with republicans I would welcome the response.
Cooperation however can be achieved without compromising one’s principles and values. What we need are more men and women of conviction who will not compromise their values just to get along with the opposition. With that being said I give you an article written by Debra Burgess. Be sure to stop by her website and show her some comment love.
Cooperation For Integrity
By Debra Burgess
The time has come to learn what cooperation is. When I research it, I find the meaning to be “working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit”. Something stands out however; there is no synonym for its meaning to compromise.
Looking at historical references we can learn much. The downfall of nations all seem to begin in the heart of those who lead, or are in partnership with leaders. The downfalls begin because someone came into an agreement to compromise from what they knew to be right.
Imagine the possibilities if our leaders could be surrounded by those whose hearts are willing to cooperate but never compromise? Integrity could use some good press these days, but until we value it within ourselves we cannot appreciate its truth in others.
I love to encourage the heart of people to be who they are meant to be in Christ. My hope is anything offered of myself would be pleasing first to my Heavenly Father and secondly to bring a blessing to others.
“In spite of everything, we Americans are still uniquely blessed, not only with the rich bounty of our land but by a bounty of the spirit — a kind of year-round Christmas spirit that still makes our country a beacon of hope in a troubled world and that makes this Christmas and every Christmas even more special for all of us who number among our gifts the birthright of being an American.” —Ronald Reagan
It is difficult to continually listen to all the bad news coming across the airwaves lately. The world is in a state of unrest, the world economy is failing, the American people are being told by their leaders that we are selfish and greedy, the productive in our society are being demonized by those who are supposed to be looking out for America’s interests, and yet there is not other place I would rather be than in the United States of America. I know, like Ronald Reagan, that dispite America’s shortcomings, she is endowed with the grace of God by the people who live and work here. Thank you to all my fellow Americans and may God bless us one and all this Christmas season.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Indiana leaders patted themselves on the back on Thursday because of a bigger than expected amount of money in the state’s checking account.
State Auditor Tim Berry said Indiana finished the fiscal year on June 30 with nearly $1.2 billion in the bank, more than 40 percent above last year’s finish, when tax revenues were plunging and budget makers were worried that the state would run out of money this year.
Berry said the rebound happened because of a recovery in tax collections and Gov. Mitch Daniels‘ success in cutting the budget.
Although the state showed a remarkable turn-around from the preceding year due to common sense conservative fiscal policies enacted by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels the leading Democrat House Leader Pat Bauer found reason to criticize.
House Democratic Leader Pat Bauer said the surplus came at a cost and that the budget was balanced on the backs of schools and needy children.
“So this great $1 billion surplus is based on children, cutting children’s health, cutting education, cutting people who have suffered because of this Great Recession,” he said.Bauer said Daniels needs to spend more on job creation, although Indiana has by far the lowest unemployment in the Midwest.
A Democrat is not happy unless a state is near bankrupt, running large deficits and panders to public sector union demands. It was precisely because of concessions made by these groups that Indiana went from running in the red to an actual budget surplus.
“Without raising taxes and by carefully watching spending, Indiana state government has continued to live within its means,” Berry said. “For those who believe that raising taxes is the only way out of a fiscal crisis, I say take a look at the Hoosier state.”
Indiana’s financial situation is far better than its neighboring states, particularly Illinois, which implemented massive tax increases to shore up its finances.”More money in Hoosiers’ incomes and a terrific job of cost control by state employees working together joined to produce an even stronger result than we expected at budget time,” Daniels said
The contrast couldn’t be starker. Tax cuts work every time they are tried and when implemented produce greater prosperity and increased tax revenues because employment increases. When taxes are raised, unemployment rises and tax revenues shrink, and yet Democrats always push for more taxes and more spending.
The Democrats love to sing the same old song about how tax and spending cuts hurt the elderly, the children, the poor and needy, and of course their sacred cow of education. Which is better for all these groups, a vibrant economy where everyone’s incomes rise or a failing economy where everyone’s incomes diminish?
Indiana is an example to the rest of America for what needs to be done on a national level to get our fiscal house in order. If you have listened to the debt ceiling debate all week you have heard the democrats all singing the same song Pat Bauer of Indiana has sung. Republican spending cuts will hurt women, children, the elderly and the poor. While they continue to propose tax increases and more spending which has led our nation to the brink of collapse.
You decide the better plan, tax and spend like a democrat or balancing a budget like a fiscal conservative republican. I choose the latter because it works everywhere it has been tried.
And that is a view from the nest. What say you?
Along for the journey
Have they bothered to look across the aisle to see how weak the Dems Ticket is? Obama has to run unopposed in order to even get on the ballot, and just to be sure that O can win they will do whatever it takes to clear out the opposing teams bench before the election. This sounds like a communist dictatorship somehow or is it just me?
Let us not forget that Obama did not actually win the primaries in 2008, Hillary forfeited her ELECTORIAL COLLEGE votes to O to put him over the top. They even cut the primary short and did not allow two states to vote for fear O was going to loose the primary.
For your information all you naysayers, the toothfairy could be running on the GOP ticket and have more qualifications to lead then the current President. Mr Magoo would make a better President then Obama. Anyone on the GOP ticket is better than anyone on the DEM ticket. Oh yeah that’s right the best the dems got is OBAMA since they have no one else to put on the ticket.
Is it 2012 yet?