I received this note from our Tea Party patriot friends in Florida tonight. The good folks in Wisconsin are doing a brave thing by insisting on fiscal responsibility and an end to the free money carnival we’ve had for so many decades. As self-centered people with an entitlement mindset will do, the takers in Wisconsin are throwing a hissy fit. The Florida Tea Party is right: let’s send a note of encouragement to the courageous folks in Wisconsin to stay the course and do what’s right!
The government of Wisconsin is providing both the people of that state and of the rest of the United States a great illustration of the high level of contempt liberals have for the people who employ them (the citizens). As you may have heard by now, Wisconsin is trying to deal with the out of controls pending that plagues most state governments as well as our federal government, but they are being fought by union protesters and Democrat lawmakers who have fled the state.
Last night, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) tried to introduce an amendment to COMPLETELY DEFUND OBAMACARE, but the House of Representatives’ Rules Committee shut him down. The House Rules Committee told Rep. King “NO” when he tried to offer an amendment to completely defund Obamacare on the continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of the year. They argue that Rep. King’s amendment would be against House Rules because it attempts to mess with programs that are not strictly discretionary. Yet the Leadership has already made an exception to this rule for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner transfer. If an exception can be made for this, it should be made for blocking the implementation of ObamaCare!
If the conservative movement which has come roaring back to life in the past couple of years hopes to survive and prevail, it must be united under a solid platform, not divided by conflicting ideologies. I have written previously about what I call America’s great unbridgeable divide. It’s a division of massive proportion between lovers of God, family and American freedom and haters of God, family and American freedom. It really is that simple, and the contrast between the two sides could not be more stark.
Senator Tom Coburn has discovered over $703 billion in unobligated federal funds in the Obama budget that ‘have not yet been committed by contract or other legally binding action by the government,’ according to the Office of Management and Budget. With a national debt over $14 trillion, it is simply inexcusable that Congress is borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars to be spent on God knows what, just to have the money sit around unused.