ARRA News Service
ARRA News Service facebook page  
News for social, fiscal & national security conservatives who believe in God, family & the USA. Upholding the rights granted by God & guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, traditional family values, "republican" principles / ideals, transparent & limited government, free markets, liberty & individual freedom. All content approval rests with the ARRA News Service Editor. Opinions are those of the authors. While varied positions are reported, beliefs & principles remain fixed. No revenue is generated for this site - no paid ads accepted - no payments for articles. Fair Use doctrine is posted & used.
Editor/Founder: Bill Smith, Ph.D. [aka: OzarkGuru] - editor@arranewsservice.com (Pub. Since July, 2006)
Home Page

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Budgets and Debt Concerns in Congress -- Silliness and Ship of Fools in the White House

Congress is still adjourned for Easter recess and senators and representatives are traveling around their states and districts holding town-halls and meeting with people. When they return on May 2 both the House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader will be faced with the the House's Budget proposal and the decision over the debt ceiling which is expected to be reached in a little over 17 days potentially on May 16th.

Liberal progressive democrats are claiming, "The Republican party is holding us hostage! Our creditors will abandon us! We'll get a bad rating from Standard & Poor's! Whatever that means." These liberals are pandering and pushing political rhetoric verses facts. Neither the Republican Party nor the Democratic Party are governing our country. There are elected officials who still represent us in this Republic (or at least they should be) and we have a President governing in the White House who wears the Democrat label but who represents only the left progressives of their party. For that very reason, many perplexed  conservative democrats are faced with a dilemma. For it appears, it is only elected Republicans (and some of them are questionable) are open to reigning in spending and reducing the size of government. However, "our dear leader" seems more interested in the Oprah Show and The View verses our debt crisis. Might be a good reason to start asking why?

The non-partisan nonprofit Citizen's Against Government Waste (CAGW)) offered a more informed view of the debt ceiling crisis. Yesterday, CAGW President Tom Schatz, in an email, said, "The national debt, which more than doubled over the last decade, is projected to double again over the next 10 years. We are sinking into debt at the rate of $2.8 million every minute, or $4.03 billion every day! As [reported] last week, the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has downgraded the outlook on America's debt from "stable" to "negative." Why is that so alarming?

Right now, because of America's AAA credit rating, our government is able to borrow at extremely low interest rates to finance our massive debt. But even at these extremely low rates, this year's $438 billion interest payment on the national debt is still the fourth largest item in the federal budget behind Medicare/Medicaid spending, Social Security, and the military. If we lose our AAA rating, the U.S. Treasury is going to have to pay much higher interest rates to borrow, which will swell the annual interest payment on our debt until it's the single largest item in the federal budget. [A]s the Associated Press has reported, we will face staggering tax increases, drastic spending cuts (even in entitlement programs like Social Security), or both! That's why it's so vitally important that we rein in America's record deficit spending NOW!"

While the liberal progressives seek shift the subject, the grassroots made up of concerned conservative people from all parties is  causing the stir over the national debt ceiling.  Progressive wish to blame republicans because that is "the brand" they will be opposing at the ballot box after getting rid of conservative democrats.   They do not wish to acknowledge the grassroots movement, aka TEA Parties,  because this grassroots has large numbers of conservative democrats or former conservative democrats and independents. Today, The Hill reports, "Tea Party activists across the country are upping the pressure on lawmakers over the impending debt-ceiling debate just before members head back to Washington.The Tea Party Express on Thursday called on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the GOP leadership in the House to say, "Hell no!" to a debt ceiling increase."  Notice they felt free only to address the Republicans because they know the position of the progressive liberals.

Yesterday, when finally releasing his alleged birth certificate for public review, President Obama used "the time" to complain about "not having time" for "this silliness." Obama has found lots of time for "silliness" in his activities while serving as president. It has been clearly documented by the press that he has time for recreation and perpetual campaigning. After using the word "silliness," Obama flew off to be with see Oprah and to visit "The View." Talk about silliness - it has become perpetual word of the day for the White House.

Yesterday, on a conference call, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters that he would be holding a Senate vote on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget. Of course, the Democrat-controlled Senate still has not offered or voted on its own budget proposal.

In a statement today, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will also vote on the budget President Obama submitted in February at the same time as the vote on the Ryan budget. Leader McConnell said, “I understand that the Majority Leader would like to have a vote on the House-passed Ryan budget and we will. . . . But we’ll have a vote on the President’s budget at the same time. Since there is no Democrat budget in the Senate, we’ll give our colleagues an opportunity to stand with the President in failing to address the problems facing our nation while calling for trillions in new spending, massive new debt and higher taxes on American energy, families and small businesses across the country.”

So will Senate Democrats vote for President Obama’s budget, despite its glaring deficiencies?

Certainly, there are Democrats who have been openly critical of a budget The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank called “a remarkably weak and timid document.” At a Senate Budget Committee hearing, chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) said, “I believe history will condemn us all if we don't do substantially more . . . than is in this budget. I believe it fundamentally puts at risk the economic security of the country. And I believe that. I believe the evidence is quite strong that the risks that are being run are unacceptable risks.” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said, “What we have is a budget proposal from the President designed to get our attention, but given our fiscal challenges, it does not go far enough. This is not what the country needs or expects.” Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) said, “This budget proposal raises a lot of questions about where the priorities of this administration are.” And Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said, “[I]t is clear from the numbers that this budget alone does not address our deficit concerns.”

As Leader McConnell also noted, “Democrats have refused to offer a budget for the second year in a row, failed to protect families from policies that increase the price at the pump, and have yet to offer any serious plan to protect future generations from this administration’s spending spree . . . .” With these budget votes, Americans will have an opportunity to see who is really committed to tacking our fiscal crisis creating an environment to foster job growth, and who is committed to the unsustainable and unaffordable status quo of massive spending and deficits.

Tags: Budgets, Debt Concerns, Congress, Silliness, Ship of Fools, White House, US House, US Senate, Washington, D.C. To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the ARRA News Service. Thanks!
Posted by Bill Smith at 1:54 PM - Post Link

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home



Don't miss anything!
Subscribe to the
ARRA News Service
It's FREE & No Ads!

You Receive One Email Each Morning
With Prior Days Articles / Toons / More


Also, Join us at:
Facebook.com/ARRANewsService


Personal Tweets by the editor:
Dr. Bill - OzarkGuru
#Conservative #Constitution #NRALife #GunRights #USAF #military #veteran #Christian #CCOT #ProLife #TEAParty #GOP #illegals #TCOT #SGP #TGDN

Taxpayer Protection Pledge




Republican Links (*links back)
AR Republican Assembly *
AR Republican Leg. Caucus
AR Republican Party *
AR GOP Hispanic Assembly
AR Young Republicans
Baxter Co. GOP Assembly *
Baxter County Republicans *
Benton Co. GOP Assembly *
College GOP Nat'l Comm
Garland County Republicans *
Nat'l Black Republican Assoc.
Nat'l Fed. Republican Assemblies
Natl Repub. Cong. Comm.
Natl Repub. Senate Comm.
Republican Jewish Coalition
Republican Liberty Caucus
Repub. Natl Comm (RNC)
Repub. Nat'l Hispanic Assembly
AR Repub Hispanic Assembly
Senate Repub. Caucus
US House Republicans
IRAQ Vets for Congress
Arkansas GOP

Action Links!
Arkansas State Senators
AR State Representatives
Arkansas Governor Office
Arkansas Attorney General
Bankrupting America
US House of Representatives
US Senators
Family Research Council
GrassFire
NumbersUSA
Ballotpedia
Judgepedia
Sunshine Review


Facebook Accts - Dr. Bill Smith
Fan Pages:
ARRA News Service
Arkansans Against Big Government
Alley-White Am. Legion #52
End Taxpayer Funding of NPR
Nelda Speaks for State Rep. ...
Prolife Soldiers
Project Wildfire
Republican Liberty Caucus of Arkansas
Save AR Term Limits
Sarah Palin for President 2016
Support Sarah Palin
The Gold Standard
Twin Lakes Republican Women
US Atty Gen Eric Holder Must Go
Veterans for Sarah Palin
Misc: Networked Blogs On FB:
ARRA News Service
Blogs For Borders
Conservative Voices
FairTax Nation
Greater Fitchburg For Life
Bill Smith / Ozark Guru
FB Groups:
Arkansas For Sarah Palin
Arkansas Conservative Caucus
Arkansas County Tea Party
Arkansans' Discussion Group on National Issues
Baxter County Republicans, AR
Blogs for Borders
Conservative Solutions
Conservative Voices
Defend Marriage -- Arkansas
FairTax
FairTax Nation
Arkansas for FairTax
Friends of the TEA Party in Arkansas/
Let's Mine AR Lignite NOW!
Personhood Initiative
Pro-Life Rocks - Arkansas
Pro-Life Rocks - United States
Pro Life America 4 Sarah
Republican Network
Republican Liberty Caucus of AR
Reject the U.N.

Patriots
Exchange
Links

Links to ARRA News
A Patriotic Nurse
AFP Arkansas Blog
Agora Associates
America, You Asked For It!
American Daily Review
Americans for a Free Republic
America's Best Choice
America's Whatchtower
An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings
ARRA Twitter
As A Matter of Fact
As The Crackerhead Crumbles
Baaad Media!
Blogs4Life
Blogs For Borders
Blow the Trumpet Ministry
Bob Parks Black & Right
Boot Berryism
Chicago Ray Report
Christian Responsibility Ring
Chuck Baldwin - links
Citizen Pamphleteer
Comically Incorrect
Common Cents
Conservative Blogs Central
Conservative Central
Conservative Hideout
Conservative Observer AZ
Conservative Voices
Conway Real Deal
Defeat Obama in 2012
Diana's Corner
eGOP News
Faulkner Co. TEA Party (AR)
Florida Political Press
Florida Pundit
Franklin Online Outreach
George Bush (2001-2008)
For God and Liberty
George Bush (2001-2008)
Greater Fitchburg For Life
Guns and Religion
Keep Arkansas Legal
Lasting Liberty Blog
Liberal Isn't Amy
Liberty's Lifeline
Maggie's Notebook
Marathon Pundit
Michigan Redneck II
Monkey in the Middle
My View By Silvio Canto, Jr.
NASA Satellites
National TEA Party
New South Conservative
No Runny Eggs
Obama Cartoons
Okie Campaigns
On The Right Side
Our Voices Arkansas
Pledger's Blog
Patriot's Corner
Political Vindication
ProLifeBlogs
Pundit & Pundette
Randy's Roundtable
Real Debate Wisconsin
Religion and Morality
Right in a Left World
Right on Issues that Matter
Rockin' On the Right Side
Saber Point
Saline Watchdog
Secure Arkansas
Sentry Journal
Teenage Republicans
Teresamerica
The Arkansas Conservative News
The Arkansas Patriot
The Audacity of Logic
The Blue Eye View
The Bobo Files
The Born Again Americans
The Constitution Club
The Constitutionalist's Corner
The Foxhole | Unapologetic Patriot
The Influence Peddler
The Liberty Republican
The Looking Spoon
The Maritime Sentry
The O Word
The Path to Tyranny Blog
The Pink Flamingo
The Real Polichick
The Tygrrrr Express
TOTUS
Truths of the Republic
Twin Lakes GOP Women
Twitter ARRA
Twitter Arkansas GOPNetwork
Twitter Boot Berryism
Twitter Sovereignty Alliance
Voice For Liberty in Wichita
Warning Signs
Women's Prayer & Action
WyBlog


Other Editor Picks
American Enterprise Institute
American Family Business Institute
Americans for Limited Government
Americans for Prosperity
Americans for Tax Reform
American Security Council Fdn
AR Faith & Ethics Council
Arkansas Policy Foundation
Ayn Rand Institute
Bill of Rights Institute
Franklin Center
Campaign for Working Families
Center for Individual Freedom
Center for Just Society
Center for Freedom & Prosperity
Citizens Against Gov't Waste
Citizens in Charge Foundstion
Coalition for the Future American Worker
Concerned Veterans for America
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Curtis Coleman Institute for Constitutional Policy
Concerned Women for Am.
Declaration of Am. Renewal
Eagle Forum
FairTax
Family Research Council
Family Security Matters
Global Incident Map
Great Americans
Gold Standard 2012 Project
Gun Owners of America (GOA)
Institute For Justice
Institute for Truth in Accounting
Media Reseach Center
National Center for Policy Analysis
National Right To Work Foundation
News Busters
Newt.org
O'Bluejacket's Patriotic Flicks
Open Secrets
Presidential Prayer Team
Renew America
Ron Paul Institute
Sam Adams Alliance
State Policy Network
Tax Foundation
Tax Policy Center
The Club for Growth
The Federalist Today
The Gold Standard Now
The Heritage Foundation
The Leadership Institute
Union Facts



Blogs 4 Palin

Ark's Way Ministries
ARRA News Service
Barracuda Brigade
Frugal Café Blog Zone
House of Eratosthenes
Jefferson's Rebels
MJ Sheppard's 'A Point of View'
Motivation Truth
Motor City Times
My Two Cents Worth
National Tea Party
Naughty Troublemaking Beyotch
Palin 4 America
Palin 4 President 2016
Patrick's World USA
NJ for Sarah Palin
Roderic Deane
US for Palin
Vets4Sarah.net

Blogs For Borders

Reject the United Nations

Stop Blog Censorship! Badge (.png)
Sponsored by: 1389 Blog



Adopt Our Troops in Prayer


Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11
Click Here to see Immigration Report Cards

FairTax Nation on FaceBook
Friends of Israel
Blog Feeds
Syndicated - Get the ARRA News Service feed Syndicated!
ARRA Blog Feed

Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Add to netvibes

Subscribe in Bloglines

Add to Bitty Brouser

Add to The Free Dictionary

Add to Excite MIX

Add to Webwag

Powered by FeedBurner

Powered by Blogger

Politics Blogs
Politics blog


  • How To Exchange Links!
  • Comments by contributors or sources do not necessarily reflect the position of ARRA, its Officers, memberships or the Editors.
  • Fair Use: This site/blog may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available to advance understanding of political, human rights, economic, democracy, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material as provided for in section Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Per said section, the material on this site/blog is distributed without profit to readers to view for the expressed purpose of viewing the included information for research, educational, or satirical purposes. Any person/entity seeking to use copyrighted material shared on this site/blog for purposes that go beyond "fair use," must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
  • © 2006 - 2013 ARRA News Service
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.



Teenage Republicans
Teenage Republicans
Join Now | Ring Hub
<<Prev | Next>>

President George W. Bush (2001-2008)
George W. Bush
President 2001-2008

    Join Now | Ring Hub
< Prev | Next >    

Christian Responsibility Ring
Christian Responsibility
Join Now | Ring Hub
<< Prev | Next >>

Creative Writing
Creative Writing
Ring Hub | Join
<< Prev Next >>