This new poll from Gallup just goes to show that the large majority of Americans believe that big government is in fact NOT the answer. Hopefully this sentiment continues and carries into the 2014 election cycle, and those who believe in big government and are in office now will have already been voted out this time next year. –PBN
PRINCETON, NJ — Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time.
The latest update comes from a Dec. 5-8 poll. Gallup has documented a steady increase in concern about big government since 2009, rising from 55% in March 2009 to 64% in November 2011 and 72% today. This suggests that government policies specific to the period, such as the Affordable Care Act — perhaps coupled with recent revelations of government spying tactics by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — may be factors. read more
Obama’s plan was to get out, and guess who footed the bill and took the loss. We did!!
Was it sold early or is Obama planning a cataclysmic correction using the Fed? Hyper Inflation?
The federal government on Monday sold its remaining shares of General Motors Co. stock, ending the controversial $49.5-billion bailout of the automaker with an approximately $10.5-billion loss for taxpayers.
It gets worse, folks:
1) GM is on pace to sell less vehicles in 2013 compared to 2008; the year which led to the bailout. In 2012, GM also sold less vehicles than 2008.
2) GM had revenue of $150 billion in 2012. It was $149 billion in 2008.
This is no typo my friends: GM sold less units in the-bailout-worked 2012 vs. my-God-save-us-from-Bush 2008, and total revenue in dollar terms differs by only one billion! read more
From 1976, US Federal Government has been shut down on 18 occasions predominately by the Democratic party. America, particularly the GOP, please share the truth about the past and all the DEM related tirades that shut the USA Government down. -PBN
Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.): “At this point, I believe it’s time for the House to vote for a clean, short-term funding bill to bring the Senate to the table and negotiate a responsible compromise.” [Press Release, 10/1/13]
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.): “Time for a clean [continuing resolution].” [Official Twitter, 10/1/13]
Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.): “Enough is enough. Put a clean [continuing resolution] on the floor and let’s get on with the business we were sent to do.” [Burlington County Times, 10/1/13]
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.): A Fitzpatrick aide tells the Philadelphia Inquirer the congressman would support a clean funding bill if it came up for a vote. [Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/1/13]
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.): Barletta said he would “absolutely” vote for a clean bill in order to avert a shut down of the government. [Bethlehem Morning Call, 10/1/13]
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.): King thinks House Republicans would prefer to avoid a shutdown and said he will only vote for a clean continuing resolution to fund the government, according to the National Review Online. [NRO, 9/30/13] read more
USA, The US Senate just approved a US Military strike upon Assad’s strongholds in Syria with an addendum. The McCain Resolution. The vote goes next, directly to the United States House floor, to be voted upon according to US Senate sources. We have taken, for all appearance’s sake, the side of our Islamic enemies the Syrian Rebels whom are entrenched with al-Qaeda leadership and terrorists.
The United States is in a “catch 22″ regarding read more
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) on Monday signed into law one of the nation’s most wide-ranging Voter ID laws.
The move is likely to touch off a major court battle over voting rights, and the Justice Department is weighing a challenge to the new law, which is the first to pass since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act.
The measure requires voters to present government-issued photo identification at the polls and shortens the early voting period from 17 to 10 days. It will also end pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-old voters who will be 18 on Election Day and eliminates read more
In addition to the 4 murdered in Benghazi 36 CIA personnel also evacuated.
As House Speaker John Boehner continues refusing to approve a select committee to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, some are beginning to speculate the Ohio Republican has reasons of his own to suppress what really happened on Sept. 11, 2012.
Over the weekend, former Democrat pollster Patrick Caddell and former Republican Congressman John LeBoutillier, co-hosts of the Fox News Channel’s “Political Insiders,” suggested Boehner may indeed be involved in a “cover-up.” read more
Conventional wisdom has settled on this reality: Republicans’ inability to attract Hispanic voters not only cost them the 2012 presidential election but has the potential to doom them as a national party in future national elections too.
obama along with a willing media, are daily calling out a list of things that will happen when a mere $85 billion worth of budget cuts takes place in 2013 due to the agreement he signed into law and was gleefully for back in November 2011. read more