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Re-Post of Speaker Boehner’s Press Office release.

Liberating Our Economy to Help Create New Jobs

February 15, 2011 | Post by Speaker Boehner’s Press Office | Permalink

On Thursday night at CPAC 2011, Speaker Boehner discussed the new majority’s commitment to creating a better environment for job creation by liberating our economy from the shackles of debt, excessive regulations, and over-taxation. Boehner noted that this week the House will vote to cut $100 billion in spending over the next seven months – with more cuts to come. Read more about the past week below and check out Boehner’s remarks to CPAC here:

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Stopping the Washington Regulatory Assault on Small Businesses & Removing Barriers to Job Growth

* In a series of hearings and legislation last week, Republicans focused on creating a better environment for economic growth by taking on the federal regulations that are creating uncertainty and making it harder to create new jobs – a key part of the Pledge to America.

* Small businesses called on Washington to stop the regulatory assault on the private sector, saying “The uncertainty being created by Washington is stifling a small business recovery.”

* One small business owner told the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee that, “Regulatory costs require business owners like me to devote more time and resources to government compliance, which means less capital devoted to investment and job creation.”

* President Obama spoke to job creators in the spirit of “being more neighborly,” even as he pushes for more “stimulus” and higher taxes, and his party fights to protect hundreds of job-crushing federal regulations. Read more.

* The director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) testified that the Democrats’ health care law – with its maze of new federal rules, mandates, and penalties – will destroy roughly 800,000 jobs.

* A group of 28 Republican governors sent a letter to President Obama underscoring the impact of the health care law’s mandates on cash-strapped states and struggling small businesses.

* The head of the president’s own economic advisory panel is pushing for action on three pending free trade agreements to help boost U.S. exports by at least $13 billion and help create new jobs.

Cutting Spending and Ending the Job-Crushing “Stimulus” Spending Binge

* Here are some quick facts about H.R. 1, the bill that goes beyond the Pledge to America and cuts $100 billion in spending over the next few months.

* Speaker Boehner said “deficit spending is causing job creators in America to hold back,” and that’s why you’re going to see this Congress “cut, cut, cut” spending.

* Two leaders of the so-called “Blue Dog” Democrats broke with the White House and signaled they may be unwilling to raise the debt limit without “significant cuts” in spending.
* Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) introduced legislation to cancel unspent “stimulus” spending.

* Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the House Budget Committee that the spending binge of recent years is hurting job creation.

* Washington Democrats all but admitted they don’t have a plan for helping create new jobs that doesn’t involve more “stimulus” spending and debt.

Also This Week

* Vivian Butler – a parent of one of the children in the landmark D.C. landmark school choice program – wrote an op-ed about what the program has meant for her daughter and her family.

* NOTE: Catch Speaker Boehner on NBC’s Meet the Press this morning.

As always, we appreciate your interest in the new House majority and encourage you to stay connected with the Office of the Speaker on Facebook, Twitter, and on Speaker.gov. Have a great week!

– Speaker Boehner’s Press Office

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Anyone have a syllabus?   One issue is clear, President Obama is frustrated and true to form and without forethought Ploofe, and Obamas speechwriters penned a very lackluster State Of The Union Speech.  I will give Ploofe credit, you could hardly see the puppet strings last night.

In the Presidents first SOTU speech a grand missed opportunity became evident once Obama turned rabid, rather than bend to the will of the people, the Obama demagoguery was the tact taken.  Oh there were small apologies but none specific,  what was specific is Obama see’s his actions as true and correct, some might say, pathological.

First he attacked the Supreme Court sitting not 30 feet from the lectern, so inflamed was Obama that he is creating an “executive order” in an effort to circumvent the courts decision.  Second, and thoughtfully so, Obama began to castigate his own party, literally calling them out as cowards, IE; “run for the hills” comes to mind.  Not to be left out, Obamas ire and sarcasm was unleashed on the Republican party of whom for all intent and purpose he called “obstructionist”, and created problems HE faces when he walked in the door?

Then came the sing song Southern Preacher in an effort to rise the level of emotion, the bland stories about little Jimmy in Two Egg Florida who can’t get health care.  The obligatory, “our country has faced tough times before” angle, then when the crowd was his, (in his mind) Obama promised to fight for us the American public. Suggestion, how about listening to the American public first!

The great orator has lost touch, in fact, the great orator has lost his audience of Independents, moderate Democrats, and last but not least, the impressionable youth.  Times are tough when you loose the trust of the people, and in reality President Obama has no one to blame but himself.  Rather than doing the right thing, Obama has choose to ignore the voice of the people, and with the ample assistance of Rham Emanual Chief Of Pit Bull’s they have severely overplayed their hand by leveraging the economic crisis to implement their BIG GOVERNMENT pie in the sky plan for recovery.

Not once did Obama apologize or direct blame for the current economic crisis on his own party who has been in control of the purse strings since 2006, or the runaway budget deficits created by HIS stimulus plan, he also failed to mention that the current housing crisis started with Bill Clinton and John Podesta, and was ushered past any semblance of pragmatic governance by Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Rham Emanual, and a litany of other Democrats attempting to protect their disenfranchised voting base.

No President Obama went into full campaign mode last night, and expect much more of the same now that Plouffe is back in the fray.  This is where this administration finds its center, attack everyone and everything, then state you have a better way, but offer nothing but worn out shallow promises of change, when what our country really needs is a clearly defined platform with bipartisan support.

Our nation is being held hostage by Obama’s narcissistic rage, which is the root cause of the Presidents passive-aggressive attacks directed at anyone who questions his intellect.  Our country deserves more, and I will say our country demands more of our elected leadership, to offer any less, is a betrayal to the citizens of this great nation.  Time to lead, follow or get out of the way Mr. President, ego be dammed.

NEW YORK POST  Obama’s answer for America: more of me
ED MORRISSEY  AP’s ten whoppers from the SOTU speech
ALLAHPUNDIT  SOTU open thread: Fighting President totally ready to fight or something
VODKAPUNDIT  Must-see TV
ON MY WATCH  High on himself-Obama enjoyed his SOTU fantasy
DANCING CZARS  Citizens against government waste: Drum roll please!
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS!  SOTU Report: Harry Reid Yawns while Janet Incompitano sleeps


Obama’s most useful tool in the 2008 election was to paint his image as the savior and leader of the emerging populist movement, Scott Brown and the Supreme Court put a severe dent in that image last week, so much so that Obama has enlisted the services of David Plouffe Obamas former campaign manager to re-spin and fortify Obamas convoluted message to the masses.

Clearly Obamas strategy to take advantage of the current economic crisis to push the Democrats social leaning, big government, spread the wealth policies is leaking water like a sieve. Bring in Plouffe, the Pied Piper and media mastermind in the 2008 election who was charged with leading a virtual unknown to the Office of President by pushing a populist platform has been given the reins in the effort to regain that “Obama magic” seen in the last election.

Plouffe’s efforts will have to contend with the “controversial” Supreme Court decision last week opening up the flood gates to corporate spending in political campaigns, which actually is a brilliant move to add balance back to the political process. Although this move was seen by most politicians as judicial activism by a conservative court, the byproduct of this move will place the power of the electorate in the hands of the very companies Obama and his team attack publicly but look to for support behind closed doors, IE; the elite bankers and Wall Street financiers.

If you thought the Obama administration was in campaign mode before, prepare yourself for an all out media attack directed at the painted and perceived demons of a free society, the money changers. Although this tact was highly successful in the 2008 election where Obamas ideology and “Uber Liberal” beliefs were unknown, the task will be practically insurmountable now that the constituency has seen the real Obama.

Obamas expected shift to jobs and employment will surely be the foundation of his State Of The Union speech, but also pay close attention to who Obamas speech writers are attacking, will Obama shift to the middle with fiscal restraint and a workable jobs program, or will Obama continue to push the social agenda of health care, cap and trade and financial reform at his own demise.

The choices are clear on which direction this country needs to go, the question is will Obama concede to the masses, or continue to forge ahead in his egocentric quest for his page in history? This quote sums up the Obama administration to date “You can’t change a pig into a race horse, but you can have a very fast pig”, clearly Obama is not a “race horse”, the question is can he be a “very fast pig”? That question will be answered in part this week, but given past history I see pork chops in the future, pass the barbecue sauce please.

Plouffe Notes SEE INSIDE THE BRAIN OF PLOUFFE

HOTLINE ON CALL   Dems Preview Populist Message
ED MORRISSEY  WH fumbling  jobs, ObamaCare Messages
ALLAHPUNDIT  Obama: I will continue to fight for you by trying to pass a bill you despise
JOSEPH LAWLER  The Socialist to the Right of Senate Democrats
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS!  Obama: The left’s moribund hoper and changer
ON MY WATCH  A vengeful return to Obama the enforcer
MICHELLE MALKIN  The Astroturf Presidency
THE WESTERN EXPERIENCE  The Democrats bad weekend continues
DANCING CZARS  Berry:  Obama said “big difference” between “10 and “94 is “me”
GATEWAY PUNDIT  Far Left Hack Bob Beckel: GOP is party of Birthers, Baggers & Blowhards (Video)
ED MORRISSEY  Obama most polarized first-year presidency
NICE DEB  Is Recent Astroturf Campaign Part of Dept of Justice Propaganda Unit?
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY  Obama most polarizing President ever
RIEHL WORLD VIEW  Obama’s Arrogance On Parade
SISTER TOLDJAH  Astroturfing campaign underway by Team Obama?
VODKAPUNDIT   And so it continues
PUNDIT & PUNDIT Revolting voters and the endless campaign


Considering the Democratic loss in Massachusetts which is considered the bastion of Democratic ideology you would think Obama and his handlers would give more than lip service to the media about their current negative tact and direction.

Initial finger-pointing was directed at Coakley where the Obama brain trust used every adjective possible to distance themselves from the dramatic loss of “Ted Kennedys” seat, but wait their always is George Bush and the last eight year drama they can leverage!

In the usual highly scripted Obama response the same sing songy Obama style language was directed at “the mess we inherited”, where blame or abdication thereof was placed firmly on the door step of the Bush administration, only this time the tread has fallen off the track.

Two times Obama has been inserted at the last moment to save the day, it happened in NJ and now MA, but Obama’s eloquent power of words and actions do not meet, he is asking voters to trust him, then in the same breath he projects blame to the past administration shunning all responsibility. By taking this approach Obama continues to insult the intelligence of the American public, and cement the glaring fact that leadership is not his strong suit.

Victor Davis Hanson is dead on when he states “I believe President Clinton provided some crucial insight when he said, “people would rather be with someone who is strong and wrong than weak and right.” It’s not that people are uninterested in who’s right or wrong, it’s that people will only follow leaders who seem to actually believe in what they are doing. Democrats have missed this essential fact”

Hanson goes on to state about Obama’s style “A technocracy – many Ivy-League-educated and without much experience outside academia and government – pushes legislation most people do not want but is nevertheless judged to be good for them.”

Clearly a detached elitist view when people are treated as ignorant children to be told what is correct and that they should be glad that Obama’s “benevolent guidance” is being offered, also to accept Obamas efforts because they are what Obama chose to pursue and are good for the people regardless of what those very same people may think!

Continuing on the elite theme, and like all great “Utopian kings” they exempt themselves from their own laws, all hail the King!

In a continued effort to focus on past mistakes or the perceived weakness of the Bush years, Obama has directed his negative hit machine on the bank bailouts, along with the evil Wall Street bankers. It is important to note Obama, Gethner, and Summers all bought into TARP with Obama signing the bill while he was still a Senator, so more of the same double speak when the rubber hits the road from this administration.

Both JFK and Clinton faced the same challenges in their first year, both were able to adapt and thrive, for all intent and purpose Obama should be able to do the same. But as of today Obama’s efforts are beginning to resemble the old adage, “he is just a one trick pony”, we have three more years to figure that one out, but the ponies feed bag has become one vote short of a meal, and this will make Obama’s “change we can believe in” all that more difficult, anyone know what time the Bush re-runs are on?

ALLAHPUNDIT  Paul Ryan Tells NRO: The Dems are going to try reconciliation
ED MORRISSEY  CT poll shows support for ObamaCare crumbling
ACE OF SPADES HQ  Obama: Hey it turns out that 3000 years of warfare in the Middle East wasn’t going to end just because you elected and unprecedented, historic guy made of pure awsome
THE DAILY CALLER  Obama: I ran into a “buzzsaw” in Massachusetts over health care
DOUG POWERS  Michael Bloomberg Actually Has a Good Idea
GATEWAY PUNDIT  Scott Brown, a Protestant, holds special relationship with local Cistercian Nuns
LA SHAWN BARBER’S CORNER  Blogs for Life
LEGAL INSURRECTION  No returns for Nelson and Landrieu reputations
PUNDIT AND PUNDETTE  It’s the Obama, stupid
SLUBLOG  David Brooks and the real President
THE OTHER MCCAIN  Rush Limbaugh, Jew-Hater?
AMERICAN SPECTATOR/PAUL CHESSER   “Green” means living off the government
DANCING CZARS  Michelle Bachmann respond to the sexist remarks of Snarlen Arlen Specter
FLOPPING ACES   (VIDEO) Yeeeaarrghh-ahahahah!!!!!!!!
MICHELLE MALKIN  Conservatives:  Beware of McCain Regression Syndrome
NICE DEB  About Obama’s Approval Ratings
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY/JAMES JOYNER   USA Parliamentary Democracy?
POLIPUNDIT  Polls
RIEHL WORLD VIEW  Oof!: Obama’s restaurant comment, so “Camelot-ish”
VODKAPUNDIT   The Fall Guy
THE WESTERN EXPERIENCE  One election doesn’t change anything, right?
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS!  ACC to left wing loons at PoliticalArticals.net  Moi is a “frenzied republican sociopath” basking in the Nudist Brown victory!  hahaha
CATO@LIBERTY The Empire Strikes Back
CHRIS MOODY  It’s Free Market Day in Washington DC!


In a complete 180, some say 360 reverting back to the promises made on the campaign trail, Obama talked tough on terrorism today.  Obama with a pitch count of three strikes and no balls in his discontinued war on terror, took a swing at a curve ball and accepted blame for the current lax and disorganized effort of late while on his watch, and promised change.

Although the Presidents speech did inferred a break down in “intelligence dissimulation” would be addressed, he split the blame  50 cents Obama, the other 50 being thrown in the direction of  the intelligence agencies tasked with our safety, stopping the “buck/blame” equally between the two.

Today’s statement was an about face in that Obama framed his comments directed at the one area of doubt that has empowered the “evildoers”, “we are at war, this is not a crime wave”.  Now terrorist (if we can call them that) can be viewed as enemy combatants, and will be treated as such, certainly a new stance for the fledgling President.

The danger with the “other cheek” strategy is that it can lead to overkill. In an effort to establish the resolve of the Obama stance increased restrictions, policies and costs are sure to follow, it’s this administrations way. While this new tough stance might increase our well being, question is at what cost, The Patriot Act, Act II?

Some are of the opinion that further work needs to be done, specifically reconstituting the moral at the CIA and other military establishments who have been targeted as the scapegoat for Obama’s team over the last twelve months. While the Obama administration attempted their terrorist friendly approach, the agencies in charge of keeping us safe faced daily political attacks, career threats, and potential law suits, a clear sign by Obama’s handlers that now they were in charge, and let them know it.

Terrorism by definition; “the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments”, was successfully carried out Christmas day 2009. Terrorism is not going away, we all will be touched by it’s success for years to come, the trillion dollar question becomes; what freedoms are we willing to give up to feel safe, and is safe ever achievable?

It’s a perfect time to be a fatalist and a free one at that!

POLITICO  President Obama “the buck stops with me”
ED MORRISSEY  Obama: “the buck stops with me
AMERICA BLOG  Obama speech on terrorist incident
WEASEL ZIPPERS  Obama give “unprecedented” speech to Islamic World in Cairo. Result: domestic terrorism incidents skyrocked in 2009, hitting new high
BLACK POLITICAL BUZZ  Obama’s security review speech highlight system failures; White House Report
STOP THE ACLU  Obama’s uninspiring, tired, meaningless speech on the terrorist attacks
NICE DEB  Obama finally notices we’re at war with Al Qaeda
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY  Why Israeli airport security won’t wok in the USA
POLIPUNDIT  Probama Liberal Sees The Light
THE WESTERN EXPERIENCE  Islamic organizations upset over new airport security measures
ON MY WATCH  The big unconnected dot: we underestimated Al Qaeda in Yemen
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS!  Yglesias: woman tied for most admired in US, Sarah Palin, is unpopular; really?
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I am adverse in giving David Brooks any further attention, but…several adjectives come to mine; vapid, pseudo intellectual, narcissistic self professed “educated class” blowhole, pop to the surface rather quickly. Dave penned Tea Party Teens yesterday a wispy, dare I say view of anyone outside the liberal print media is uneducated kind of article, or as Dave phrases it a “fractious confederation of Americans who are defined by what they are against”.

Nice tat Dave here is the tit, Dave your rather snooty opinion carries no more weight than any other talking head, and for you to get all intellectual on our lowly tea party asses, deserves a dual, (of words).  Below lets address just a schooch of the lofty observations you alledge, point counter point, game on.

DAVE:  The public is not only shifting from left to right. Every single idea associated with the educated class has grown more unpopular over the past year.

MP: So then Dave you are saying the left, educated class as you put it is moving to the right, but the right is a “fractious confederation of Americans” does that not make the right smarter?

DAVE: The educated class believes in global warming, so public skepticism about global warming is on the rise. The educated class supports abortion rights, so public opinion is shifting against them. The educated class supports gun control, so opposition to gun control is mounting.

MP: First, yes, yes, yes on the oppositions stand, heres why, and let’s ponder a little.  Global warming, the educated class believes this because they believe in science, things they can prove, just look at all the evidence, this Dave  is the limitation of the elite intellect, and your liberal moonbattedness, (yes I know it is not a word).  Truth be told, even with the best science of the day, no one can prove this is not a normal cycle the earth is going through and there is little we can do to stop it, that’s the fatalist view, but this opinion is one that is making it’s rounds among the edumacated folk.  Before we tax the middle class into oblivion, more definitive unbiased information needs to be reviewed, remember scientist don’t get paid if they do not receive grants to do such.

DAVE: The story is the same in foreign affairs. The educated class is internationalist, so isolationist sentiment is now at an all-time high, according to a Pew Research Center survey. The educated class believes in multilateral action, so the number of Americans who believe we should “go our own way” has risen sharply.

MP: Dave lots of people are trying to kill us, America has been the have’s to the worlds have not’s that fact doesn’t engender a great deal of good will from third world nations.  In the past to overcome this label the U.S. government has either thrown money at the problem, or become occupiers, neither of which is in the best interest of the effected party or the United States.

DAVE: The tea party movement is a large, fractious confederation of Americans who are defined by what they are against. They are against the concentrated power of the educated class. They believe big government, big business, big media and the affluent professionals are merging to form self-serving oligarchy — with bloated government, unsustainable deficits, high taxes and intrusive regulation.

MP:  Large group, yes, fractious confederation, naw, real people Dave, one’s that work for a living or have worked hard and are tired of being taxes without representation best describes the Tea Party Movement.  As to the second part, is that a trick question, remember I am a fractious confederate, but either you are trying to fool us bumpkins or we agree on; “they believe big government, big business, big media and the affluent professionals are merging to form self-serving oligarchy — with bloated government, unsustainable deficits, high taxes and intrusive regulation”.  Why would anyone want big government Dave, it costs to much and is highly inefficient, big business, hey I am all for that, what my kind do not care for is unfair competition garnered by backroom political dealings with the help of lobbyist, and lastly we have been living in an “oligarchy” since JP Morgan, John D Rockefeller, and Senator Nelson W. Aldrich  met on  Jekyll Island in 1910 setting the ground work for the Federal Reserve, so woops too late we have been an oligarchy for 100 years now!

Chances are Dave you will never read this post and that is a shame, like you I have an opinion, and that opinion is you have been running in elite circles so long you have sorely lost touch with middle America.  In fact I would say you fear middle America, why else would you be so condescending in your article about the tea party movement?  Time to come down off that pedestal and talk to a few of us folk, you might be surprised at how cogent we can be when motivated by what middle America see’s as high crimes and treason being committed by our elected officials.  No hurry though, we don’t tire easy or give up when our freedom is at stake, take your time, maybe after cocktails at the club you could squeeze us in.

NICE DEB  Audio Mark Levine Takes on David Brooks
DAVID BROOKS  Tea Party Teens
ALLAHPUNDIT  David Brooks: What do these tea-party wingnuts have against the educated class
ALLAHPUNDIT  Chris Matthews: Every single “teabagger” in America is white
HUNTER BAKER  Secularism and Brit Hume
BRUCE WALKER  Our Second Civil War
GATEWAY PUNDIT  Schwarzenegger slams Obamacare & the Dem Bribe-Takers
MICHELLE (NEVER TRACK BACK) MALKIN  Darkness reigns: Obama and the Vampire Congress
NICE DEB  Video: The Dem’s Hostile Takeover of 1/6th of the economy
POLIPUNDIT  California Reform Initiatives
SISTER TOLDJAH   Because “man-made global warming” skeptics in Alaska rock and stuff
STAND UP FOR AMERICA  Open Mic Night
VILLAINOUS COMPANY  Defining Conservatism (MUST READ BLOGGER & FUNNY)
VODKA PUNDIT  Dropping Like Flies: Democrats Are Fleeing DC
WESTERN EXPERIENCE  Islamic organizations upset over new airport security measures
FOXWOOD  Finger Pointing
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS!  Sarah Palin Crushes Barack Hussein Obama Junior; Updated
ON MY WATCH  Keep BIG Government out of Homeland Security and Healthcare
DANCING CZARS  Congress Votes to Outsource the Presidency
LISA IN TEXAS  NWO Political Media Technique: Problem-Reaction-Solution
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Now that Obamas first year is behind us, and hopefully his benign payback to the lefts hopey changie agenda a specific focus on what the real problems are and how the political community is to blame for our economic woe’s.  In a report that was released in the heat of the health care battle this summer, the committee on oversight and government reform deftly pinpointed the smoking gun to the current economic crisis and the players involved.

Not surprisingly numerous high level Democratic and Republican names  litter the pages of the 28 page tome on how Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac’s involvement with the help of the well placed politicians and lobbyist’s practically guaranteed the bursting of the housing bubble.  The conclusions and sub text further cement the fact that neither government or politicians are capable of managing any enterprise without getting their pound of flesh.

Also within the pages of the report the names Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Bill Clinton, Peter Orzog, Countrywide, Larry Summers, Rham Emanuel, and lastly Chuck Shumer.  Ironically for the exception of a few names these individuals have been tasked with “cleaning up the mess from the past”.  In pure political form the ones who created the mess are now the brave souls who will right the ship with the newly proffered Financial Reform bill now in the house.

The report, which can be read here, spins a tale of, cooked books, favoritism, outright tortuous interference, and copious amounts of cronyism all happening in full site of the regulators tasked to prevent such fraud.  The report shows that the proper regulatory oversight was in place but was cajoled, manipulated, and threatened to turn a blind eye to the political infighting.  This fact is highly relevant in that with the proposed “Financial Reform” legislation now being discussed by the very same offenders of the past policy is nothing more than a political game of propaganda to detract from the real causes of the failure of Fannie and Freddie Mac.

If you read the 28 page report (you should)  you gain an understanding on how the machine works, also evident is the prevailing attitude that the politicians cared little about expanding home ownership, but were more interested in placating and expanding their voting bases.  The pandering, back room deals, and favoritism shown in the Fannie and Freddie downfall  add to the continued mountain of evidence that government should not be involved in the management of any free enterprise, and without the threat of failure, accountability or fiscal restraint it came down to not if the GSE’s would fail but on who’s watch.

As we usher in a new decade “fundamental change” in fact must take place, but where that change must be fostered is on the shoulders of the people, the followers must become the leaders no longer accepting the hollow promises of our politicians rote.  The genius of the American system of freedom is we “currently” have choice, we just have to become better at remembering that key fact and put it to work, or we all will be learning Mandarin in due haste.

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STOP THE ACLU  It’s officially Obama’s Ball Now In 2010
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LISA IN TEXAS  Bilderbergers: Creating a New World Order or completing “Work of the Ages”?
ON MY WATCH  War on Terror: 100 Years War Redux? More Sacrifice?
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DOLLARS AND NONSENSE  Banks borrow less from Fed crisis program
THE HUFFINGTON POST  Fannie And Freddie Receive Unlimited Future Funds To Stay Afloat   (lets see what happens with this)
365 DAYNEWS.COM  Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac CEO’s in line for $6 Million each in 2009 and ’10
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Capitalism: an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.

The continued bailout frenzy by the Obama administration went on quietly after the markets closed last Thursday when the Treasury lifted the $200 billion dollar cap on allocated funds to Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae, in doing so congress gave the two agencies carte blanche in an effort to fix the failing giants.  Obama’s economic handlers are nothing if not consistent in that they believe throwing  money at failing free market lines of business is the only way to avoid a total economic melt down.  The latest move to shore up the GSE’s is being spun as an effort to kick start the housing market by freeing up liquidity. Once again Obamas attachment to Keynesian economic methodology is his modus operandi in fixing any problem.  But like all other attempts at moving markets by increasing the money supply, the bill eventually comes due and with substantial compounded interest, further increasing our national debt.

Both Fannie and Freddys failure in September 2008 were prior to Obama being elected and can be tied to the overall housing bubble bursting under the Bush administration, but it is important to note the only action to correct the problem by both Geithner and Obama has been to increase the ceiling from the original CBO estimate of 25 Billion in 9/2008  to 200 billion prior to last Thursday, and as of now the latest increase of no limit.

Two issues are blatantly obvious, first, the Obama team had no plan to stop the bleeding at the government “sponsored” (not owned or run) housing agencies, and second by not addressing the housing market early on and in a decisive manner,  the mole hill is now a mountain.

The current situation is so bad at Fannie and Freddy,  the newly (Obama) appointed CEO’s structured their golden contracts to be paid in cash, IE; not stock since neither Michael Williams nor Charles Haldeman have any confidence that the stock will have any value. But don’t fret, both CEO’s were given annual pay raises to 6 million each for their deft management of the failing housing giants. It is also being reported that the remaining managing executives are being paid a paltry 2 million each, hey it’s just paper right?

It is clear that the housing market was dismissed by the current administration for “greener” pastures, like health care, the stimulus plan, cap and trade, and for kicks a couple of car companies. It is also clear that nobody in the administration quite knows what to do with Fannie or Freddy, which if ignored further run off of equity and mounting foreclosures are sure to follow.

A possible reason for not addressing the GSE issue, is it does not serve, unions, the disenfranchised, or the far left political agenda that has a deep seated hate for “greedy Wall Street bankers” of which Tim Geithner was cut from the same cloth oddly enough.   Even though there is a large remaining balance in the boondoggle stimulus bill, the debt for keeping housing alive will be passed to the taxpayer.  Our bill as of today is 60.9 billion for Fannie Mae, and 50.7 billion for Freddy Mac, does anyone have change for a trillion?

The fundamental issue with Obama’s current policy is that it rewards the weak and punishes the strong, or in other words, bail out companies that are deemed to big to fail regardless if they failed on their own accord, and bail them out by using the tax base, the exact opposite of free market capitalism.

America was built on the pillars of trade and free enterprise, our country has excelled in this environment to where we as a nation are one of  last remaining superpowers. This is not by chance it is due to the innovation and freedom allowed to its citizens, if government continues to step in and bailout failing business by sticking its hand in the pockets of small business and entrepreneurs, our economy will be dictated by the massive debt we owe making our share all that smaller.  Not exactly the vision I had for our youth.

ED MORRISSEY  The new housing bubble?
CNNMONEY  Blank check sends Fannie, Freddie soaring
WSJ  After the Bailouts, Washington’s the boss
THE DAILY RECKONING  The trade of the NEXT decade
ACE OF SPADES HQ  Obama at 10:10 AM: I shall not rest until these terrorist are captured!  Obama at 10:40AM Okay, now watch this drive!
W. JAMES ANTLE, III  Cap and trade a possible casualty of health care reform
ROBIN OF BERKLEY  The Hypocrisy of the left
DANCING CZARS  Selected Data and False Findings
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL  Was it really a “failed” attack?
FLOPPING ACES   Even the French President Prefers Bush to Obama
GATEWAY PUNDIT   3 days later…Obama finally comments on attempted Detroit terrorist bombing
ED MORRISSEY  Video: Now the system didn’t work
ALLAHPUNDIT  Video: Obama denounces Iranian crackdown on protesters
JAMMIEWEARINGFOOL  Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t have put up with this nonsense
LEGAL INSURRECTION  TMZ experts say ObamaCare will reduce the deficit and expand care
MICHELLE MALKIN   Clown alert:  Janet Napolitano says the “system works”.  UPDATE and J-No’s about-(clown) face
NICE DEB  About that executive order amended to immunize INTERPOL in America…
POLIPUNDIT  Priorities
SISTER TOLDJAH  The AP’s nauseating puff piece on Jimmy Carter
STOP THE ACLU   Obama finally makes a statement
THE VOLOKH CONSPIRACY Did the release GITMO detainees plan the Christmas terror attack?
WEASEL ZIPPERS   Rick Sanchez:  The terrorists weren’t in Iraq. We know that now.
THE WESTERN EXPERIENCE  Iran is just full of holiday cheer.
FRUGAL CAFE BLOG  Adweek names Rush Limbaugh “radio personality of the decade.
LISA IN TEXAS BLOG  Leftwing corruption of American good, Rightwing values and principals bad?
ON MY WATCH  The Arab Advantage: “swifter horses”; Little equipment
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS!  Homeland Insecurity Janet’s little problem-enemy identification; They are Muslim, Janet, Muslim
COMMONSENSE & WONDER  Why is Obama’s Anti-Semitism Czar focusing on criticizing Israel?
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Looks Simple Doesn’t It

ObamaCare has managed to pass the first and second hurdles to a final vote, palms have been greased, promises have been made, souls have been sold, time now for the donnybrook, and the final product. Remembering back to the dog days of summer, when the grassroots Tea Party movement was so prevalent never would I have guessed I would still be writing about health care. Certainly more important issues would be on the table by December, we still have rampant runaway deficits, unemployment closing on depression like numbers, and two wars.

The current path of the Democratic party appears to be of the strategy to pass some sort of health care bill before the end of the year. The rush is, first Obama promised, second if ObamaCare drags out too long it will severely damage the Democratic party in the 2010 elections. Most think the Democratic losses in 2010 are a shoe in, but nothing could be further from the truth if the Republican party cannot consolidate the factions within the right side of politics.

Republicans should look at what worked for Obama and steal a page from his campaign, demonize; blame all the worlds ill’s on your opponent, fantasize; if you follow me, note the me, the world will be a better place “I” am here to take care of you, but switch it to, freedom over expansion of  “The Government State”.

Currently the middle to far right has fractioned into individual platforms, the Big Tent is a bunch of Tpees at the moment, and still no clear unifier is standing out.  This is dangerous in that the idea of individual country states of consistent morals and political beliefs could step out of the union.  Not as far fetched or radical as one might think, the preponderance of the monies being spent or will be spent for all this Hopey Changing is going to the core citys or population centers.  Little of this money will find its way into most red states, so why should Omaha have to pay for Chicago’s health care?  A uniter is needed, or at least a good organizer to pull the right of center together.

I am afraid the Republican party doesn’t want to get it’s hands dirty and would rather sit and watch the show from the balcony, therein lies the problem of the entire political process, protect the position. By being focused on maintaining or exploiting power, the battle is fought mostly on defense, with rare opportune moments of attack, or fight for survival. When survival is the highest motive it is consuming, you don’t risk injury when trying to survive, it becomes hard to legislate from a cave.

Back on point, with the asperous relationship of the majority, 60 is hard to come by, the Democrats and Obama have dumped all if not most of their political capital on passing this bill, and to this date we still don’t know what the final bill will be.

But the Obama administration pulled off a minor success in buying the last 3-4 votes, they voted unanimously as a party, this is now their legacy. Time will tell as to the success or damage of this coup, all indications are this bill will be like numerous other government programs, bleeding money, highly inefficient, and unaccountable, just like the politicians who run them.

ACE OF SPADES HQ   Rep Griffith: Hey, I just noticed the party I’ve belonged to my whole life is sort of Liberal ‘ n stuff
RALPH ALTER  “Twas the Night before Obamacare”
DANCING CZARS  Obama and Fuzzy Math?
FLOPPING ACES  Senators DeMint and Ensign to force vote on Constitutionality of Health Care Dictate
ED MORRISSEY  Breaking: Blue Dog flips to GOP
ALLAHPUNDIT  McConnell agrees to earlier Christmas Eve vote on ObamaCare
Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion  Biggest Defection of the day (That you never heard about)
MICHELLE MALKIN  Early Christmas gift: Alabama Democrat announces switch to GOP
NICE DEB  The Obama’s Hacky Tacky White House Christmas Tree
POLIPUNDIT.COM  Quote of the Day
GATEWAY PUNDIT   Goodness…First it was Claire Ber, now it’s Ben Nelson
POLITICAL BYLINE   Quote of the Day
POWERLINE   A switch in time
SAY ANYTHING BLOG   Surprise: Obama Administration Telling General Motors How to Operate Plants
SCRAPPLEFACE   Obama inadvertently blames Bush for drop in crime
SISTER TOLDJAH   Alabama Blue Dog switches to the GOP
SMALL DEAD ANIMALS   The sound of settled science
STAND UP FOR AMERICA   Better than nothing? I don’t think so..
STOP THE ACLU   Rock the vote promises Sex Embargo
THE VOLOKH CONSPIRACY  First Amendment Right to Exclude Speakers
THE WESTERN EXPERIENCE  Alabama Congressman, Parker Griffith, Switches to GOP
ANOTHER BLACK CONSERVATIVE   Blue Dog Dem Parker Griffith Switches to GOP
LISA IN TEXAS   Code of Ethics of U.S. Government Service
ANIMAL FARM  Healthcare, your Christmas Present
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS!  Merry Christmas Obama; hope you like your new record low MINUS 21 Approval Index, so says Rasmussen
ON MY WATCH  Exquisite Demagoguery- Senator Whitehouse’s Inciteful Senate Floor Speech
SLUBLOG  How Reid Stole Health Care
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FRUGAL CAFE   Americas Very Statist Christmas Tree
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One year after the election our country sits on the precipice of collapse politically, economically, and morally and we sit in this position due mostly to the policies of the current administration.  Regardless of the propaganda coming out of the White House about the reasons for our troubles, our worsening  situation is clearly attached to President Obama and his leadership to date.

Rather than detract or extol the decisions of the Obama team, it is of higher importance to recognize how by continuing to proceed as we are could result in a national implosion on the grandest scale.

The obvious divisions between the two primary parties has been written on to great length, what is being ignored is the segmentation by the people of the United States into sub-segments within those two parties and how the leadership void within these segments is fueling the fire to further division.  Anthropologically this move is borne out of dissatisfaction with the status quo, which was artfully used by the Obama handlers to push their agenda of “Change You Can Believe In”, the key and dismissed aspect of this move was and still is what this change entailed.

For all intent and purpose and actionable legislation put forth to date, the “change” is not something the large majority of the populace DOES believe in, and by bulldozing ahead with the party’s nebulous shadow policies geared at consolidation of wealth and power for personal and political gain has created  a national animus that is fermenting to unstable levels, and suggestive actions.

We are a nation being run by a minority (platform)  acting in the pursuit of a majority consensus with no clear delineation of public policy,  evading all the while the wishes of  plurality!  Or simply put, we have an administration which THRIVES on conflict and uses that conflict to push its agenda of which is only known to them, and is implemented over the wishes of the people that elected them to serve.

By the Obama team pursuing this tact, a void of dissenting opinion and differing agendas is sprouting on a national level.  This “grassroots”  ideology is consistent in that is is inconsistent, case in point; the rise of the rogue.  If one were to look at the actual definition of the word “rogue” they just might not select it as title of a book?  Forgoing the definition, and looking at which it professes to support, going rogue has been marketed as doing things against the norm, or a return to founding conservative principals, all well and good, but where does that leave the “conservative” who was in place prior to the new definition being promoted as a NEW platform?

The antithesis, or far left point of view is diametrically opposed to the “rogue platform” and just as stridently pushes it’s agenda, “big government is good”.  In between  these two political forces a cadre of special interests and fragmentation’s of thought reside, which further  impedes any national consensus or action, the big tent’s are missing their anchors.

In essence our nation is searching for meaning, this is not new and is a byproduct of founding documents on which we govern, but the difference this time is the disconnect is foundational, is government and its control the answer, or the people for which it stands?

The answer to this question will determine the likelihood of Americas world status for future generations, and although the problems we face are not quite so simplistic, the way in which we solve them is.

Do we as citizens of a free republic abdicate to the wishes of our politicians, or are we a nation OF the people, the decision of which faction will lead the majority to this goal is our choice, the freedom of that choice is not questionable, and the key to our survival as a nation depends on it.

ED MORRISSEY  CBO to declare $130 billion in deficit savings over first 10 years?
ED MORRISSEY  WaPo/ABC poll: Obama support plunges on global warming
ALLAHPUNDIT   Blue on blueII: Kos rips Chris Matthews-on MSNBC
QUIN HILLYER   Laughing at the left
MATT PATTERSON   Are we doomed?
ATLAS SHRUGS  Raining love on an open thread
PUBLIUS   Climate deal: Strike Two For Obama In Copenhagen
DANCING CZARS   Radical is as Radical Appoints
FLOPPING ACES    Sell Out! Nebraska’s Sen. Ben Nelson Gets His Price for Health Care Vote
GATEWAY PUNDIT   Minority leader Mitch McConnell reacts to Dem takeover of Health Care after Nelson Was bought off (Video)
MICHELLE MALKIN   Another sneaky Saturday in the Senate and Teddy K’s ghost rises again
NEWSREAL   Morning Joe: Is Obama ignoring his base?
NICE DEB  Nelson wavering- Deal Likely (UPDATE: Deal Done)
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY   Most influential person of the decade
SISTER TOLDJAH    Friday Op0en Thread: Are Christmas “presents” on climate change and health care “reform” around the corner?
SMALL DEAD ANIMALS   Not waiting for the asteroid
STOP THE ACLU  USA Today provides duck and cover for Obama
LISA IN TEXAS  Give Up Essential Liberty?  I think Not!
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS!  Sen Nelson now ALL ABOARD for ObamaCare cloture vote
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THE VOLOKH CONSPIRACY   The Copenhagen Debacle
POLIPUNDIT     Democrat’s Undoing
SCRAPPLEfACE  Obama Copenhagen Speech Solves Climate Crisis
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