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The Senate Democrats will rue this day

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Apparently the Senate Democrats wanted total partisan warfare and now they've got it. They will live to rue this day and that will probably happen sooner than they think. The Republicans do not have to wait and hope for a future Senate majority in order to make retribution for what happened today, although that will surely come as well at some point.

There are plenty of tools available to the Republicans to grind Senate business to a halt notwithstanding the invoking of the nuclear option by the Democrats. If you thought things were bad in Washington before "you ain't seen nothin' yet."

The Democrats violated a time honored Senate tradition today. So now the Republicans have the chance to violate another tradition. For some time now when the national unemployment rate passed 7% it was pretty much automatic that extended unemployment benefits would be passed into law. But not this time. The Democrats violated one tradition and now the Republicans can violate another. There will be no extended benefits this time. Let a core constituency of the Democrats suffer the consequences of partisan tit for tat in Washington.
posted by John, 11:44 AM | link | 0 comments |

Will this be our next president?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


God forbid. We have to do anything and everything legal in order to stop this bitch. By the way, I love the green teeth. LOL.
posted by John, 1:02 PM | link | 0 comments |

A return to previous SNAP benefit levels, not a "cut"

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cuts in SNAP benefits kicked in yesterday and of course a lot of liberals are screaming bloody murder about it. But wait. Those really were not "cuts." It is a return to regular benefit levels which were in effect prior to the recession of 2008. In 2009 Congress passed the so-called American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which included a TEMPORARY boost in SNAP benefits to account for increased unemployment which resulted from the recession. Those increases were always intended to be temporary and were never intended to be permanent.

So now in accordance with that law benefits have returned to their previous levels. Plus SNAP benefits receive yearly COLA adjustments so on January 1st benefits will be increased again to account for inflation.

Therefore his is not a cut. So what is all of the complaining about? As I said the increase in benefits voted into law in 2009 was always intended to be temporary. It was a part of economic stimulus measures which were intended to jump start the economy after the recession. But such stimulus measures by definition are meant to be temporary, not permanent.

This outcry coming from the left is as usual much ado about nothing. But from reading accounts in most media outlets you hardly know that. Most news accounts fail to mention that the increases established in 2009 were always meant to be temporary. As usual the media is on the liberal bandwagon and to hell with the truth.
posted by John, 8:26 AM | link | 0 comments |