Posts Tagged ‘Senate’

Cap and Trade Energy Tax Bill HR 2454 HR 2998: The Death of America and the American Dream

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

The Real Message of the Day: Senator Merkley “User Unknown”

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Subject: Mail System Error – Returned Mail

 

    Recipient: <senator_merkley@merkley.senate.gov>

    Reason:    5.1.1 <senator_merkley@merkley.senate.gov>… User unknown

 

Oh, really?

 

Tell me about it.

 

Financial Time’s Gillian Tett Hits another One Out of the Park!

Friday, March 20th, 2009

As I said, I am in love with this woman’s mind.  Her writing is impeccable.  Her mastery of the English language undeniable and her Insight is excellent.  The first two paragraphs of her column today, Friday March 20 are very insightful.  However, I must admit I don’t know what “market makers” are.

 

Let me sum those paragraphs up:

 

‘While the politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have vowed to clamp down on “greedy” speculators and go after those engaged in “unbridled risk-taking” . . . the “disappearance of risk capital” is a key reason so much of the financial machinery is failing to work.’

 

Think about that.

 

Because we are fixated on pursing anyone or any organization which takes risks and appears greedy, we have chased all the players out the market because there is nothing to gain and much to lose.

 

In ball playing terms: Because the politicians keep changing the rules of the game, the investors who take the risks have taken their ball and gone home.  Who can blame them?

 

Tett’s Insight column is an another indicator that the governments on both sides of the Atlantic need to get out of the way and let the markets function as they should—those who lose should be allowed to fail; however, those who succeed should be allowed to reap the rewards of their efforts and their risk taking.

 

While Obama and his minions keep changing the rules of the game, the Obama Administration is having one effect: 

 

It is keeping everything unstable.

And, IMO, this appears “purposeful.”

 

In other words,

 

The Obama Administration is creating instability on purpose,

 

With a reason.

 

And it is not a good reason.

 

One piece of evidence that this instability is intentional is the fact that the US Congress, Senate and President knew about AIG’s contractual obligations to pay bonuses.  How do I come to that conclusion you ask?  Simple.  Senator Dodd added wording that exempted “contractually obligated bonuses” into the Bail Out Legislation.

 

These political folks keep playing both sides against the middle, against us.  And it’s got to stop.  Otherwise, they are going to destroy everything.  If they can tax those bonuses out of existence, they can tax any of us off the map.  In fact, let me step out and say that this is exactly what God wants.

 

Wake up, America!

 

You, we are the target.

Deception on the Senate floor

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Anti-Gun Deception On The Senate Floor Friday, January 30, 2009

As we reported last week, legislation to require a federal license to possess any detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifle or shotgun, or any handgun, has been introduced in Congress. Bills to re-impose the federal “assault weapon” and “large” magazine ban, or to impose a much broader ban, have been introduced in Congress since 2003, and will likely be introduced in the current Congress soon.

Already, the deliberate deceptions we heard from anti-gunners previously are resurfacing. Anti-gun Sen. Carl Levin, (D-Mich.), said Thursday on the floor of the Senate that “assault weapons” are “capable of firing up to 600 rounds per minute” and that they are “once again pervading our streets and neighborhoods.”

Did we mention that our opponents are deliberately deceptive? Many fully-automatic firearms can fire 10 rounds in a second, which theoretically would work out to 600 rounds per minute, but they cannot be reloaded fast enough to achieve anything near that rate in reality. But we are not talking about fully-automatic firearms—we’re talking about semi-automatics, and the difference between them need not be explained here.

“Pervading our streets?” Anti-gun lawmakers swore up and down that once the “assault weapon” ban expired, the murder rate would go through the roof. Well, the ban expired in 2004 and since then, the murder rate has gone down to a 43-year low. The anti-gunners think they can revive this bogus issue, and maybe they can; they will no doubt try.

But Congress required a study of the 1994 ban, and the study concluded, “the banned weapons and magazines were never used in more than a small fraction of gun murders.” Violent crime was going down before the ban, and it has continued to go down after the ban.

If the issue is looked at objectively, it should be over, done with, water under the bridge. The ban should never have been imposed in the first place, let alone be imposed again or ever expanded. And certainly guns should not be banned on the basis of nonsense like Sen. Levin’s speech, and other deliberate deception perpetuated by gun ban groups.

Deliberate deception such as: A folding stock makes a rifle concealable, as if it were a pocket knife. But anyone who knows anything about gun laws knows that federal law requires a rifle to be 26 inches long, regardless of its stock, and a 26-inch-long rifle is not concealable.

A pistol grip is designed to allow a rifle to be fired “from the hip.” But the 90 million pistols owned by the American people all have pistol grips, and they aren’t designed to be fired “from the hip.” Besides that, the fact that a rifle has a shoulder stock and sights mounted on the barrel proves that it is designed to be fired from the shoulder.

Magazines designed to hold more than 10 rounds are not useful for self-defense. If they really believe that, let them propose to prohibit the military and police from having pistol magazines that hold 12, 15, and 17 rounds. These guns are “high-powered.” Next time an anti-gunner calls a gun “high-powered,” ask him to name one gun that is low-powered. They even call .22 rimfires “high-powered,” when they want to brand a .22 as a so-called “assault weapon.”

NRA members who own AR-15s and other so-called “assault weapons,” you are not alone. There are nearly two million AR-15s in our country, the same number of M1s, the same number of M1 Carbines, and many more Mini-14s, semi-automatic shotguns, pump-action shotguns, and all the other guns the anti-gunner want to call “assault weapon.” Countless millions of American own handguns that use magazines of over 10 rounds.

Our challenge is to coalesce these Americans into a political force that will make anti-gun lawmakers’ heads swim. When they repeat gun ban groups’ deliberate deceptions, we must tell the truth; not some of the time, but all of the time!

But we cannot wait for them to act, and then only respond in defense. We must be out front. When we carry our message, we must do so confident in the knowledge that we are doing so in a manner that respects our fellow citizens, and their right to disagree–a way of doing business that is alien to our opponents–and that our arguments are based in logic and fact, not deceit.

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