Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Things to Consider

I really like the first one. Let's push for it! Call or email your Congress Person.   --Al

Every Bill Should State Its Constitutional Authority, Republican Congressman Says
- A Republican congressman says all bills introduced in Congress should include a statement setting forth the specific constitutional authority under which a law is being enacted. Rep. John Shadegg (R-Va.) says his Enumerated Powers Act will force Congress to re-examine the role of the national government and curb its "ever-expanding reach."

Social Security: Government 'Ponzi' Scheme Turns 75 with $41 Billion Shortfall
(The Balance Sheet) Social Security, with its 'trust fund' filled with Treasury IOUs, is in serious fiscal trouble, but you wouldn't guess it from stories by the mainstream news media. Reporters and columnists have downplayed the program’s budget shortfall and claimed that fixing the broken system would be a “snap.”

Congressman Calls Vote on $26 Billion Jobs Bill a Sign ‘We’re Not Bankrupting the Country Fast Enough’
– With a note of sarcasm, a California Republican congressman said he “knows” why members of the U.S. House of Representatives were summoned from their home districts back to the halls of Congress. “Many people are asking why Congress is here today,” Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) said on Tuesday. “I think the answer’s pretty simple: We’re not bankrupting the country fast enough and so we need to come back and spend more.” During the week that Congress was not in session, McClintock said his constituents had one message: “Stop the spending.”

American Anger Hotter Than the Weather ... for Good Reason
(The Balance Sheet) Budget woes, ethical failures, enormous deficit, high unemployment and more all add to rising tide of resentment.

Dems Dish More Bailouts
(Glenn Beck) $26.1 billion dollars this time to (allegedly) save teachers' jobs all across America - a bill that came
at the expense of cutting food stamps. Glenn wonders what the political strategy is on this bill, considering Gibbs came out yesterday and took a jab at the far left - the same day they cut food stamps. Glenn lays out the scenario on radio today. ( Transcript, Insider Audio) Check out this FREE Insider Extreme clip for more on this emergency spending bill.

Ground Zero Mosque Reveals Deeper Muslim Problem
(Washington Insider with Ronald Kessler) With his refusal to condemn terrorists and insensitivity to New Yorkers devastated by the 9/11 attack, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf symbolizes the attitudes that need to change within the Muslim community.

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