Congress? You are FIRED! 5 million and counting Pink Slips arrive at Congressional Offices (video)

Oh My God!

Over 5 million, and counting, personalized pink slips have arrived in Washington, DC and delivered to each congressional office of every Congress Member in Washington, DC.

This is the power of Americans taking back their Country from the Socialists who dare think they are going to get away with ‘Fundamentally Transforming America’ into a Socialist/Marxist Country.

Over 5 million of these are in the Offices of every Congressman and woman and there is no end in sight

(click the image above to see it full size)

Check out the video… it says it all.

This is the POWER of
We the People



This is the brainchild of WND columnist Janet Porter and WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah.

From WND:

Ignition! ‘Send Congress pink slip’ campaign on fire
News conference, media attention spurs total to 5.5 million sent:

WASHINGTON – With more members of Congress extolling it and the news media reporting on it, the “Send Congress a pink slip” campaign, organized by WND columnist Janet Porter and WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah, experienced its biggest day ever with another half-million notices sent.

Yesterday, four members of the House of Representatives hailed the program in a Capitol news conference, saying it is getting the attention of members on both sides of the aisle.

“It’s an amazing feat, to get that many slips to Congress,” Rep. Steven King, R-Iowa, one of the four members at the press conference, told WND. “If you look through them, you can index each one back to an individual. That’s powerful. There is a person behind each one of the slips.”

For just $29.95 you can send an individualized notice to every member of Congress in the form of a “pink slip.”

click here to read the rest…


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98 Responses to Congress? You are FIRED! 5 million and counting Pink Slips arrive at Congressional Offices (video)

  1. Pingback: The “Insouciance” of Obama Administration – Second Thoughts for November 19, 2009 « ON MY WATCH – the writings of SamHenry

  2. VotingFemale says:

    The “Why Sarah Palin Resigned” blogpost was crossposted to Time Bomb 2000.

    I had a look at the comment thread for it and really got a kick out of the comments.

    Palineers are taking command! Libbies are on the run!


  3. samhenry says:

    Cat – I did not want to repost the “insouciance” article; meant t carry over the one about Banking.

    Can I try that again?

  4. samhenry says:

    I’m “hoppin’ mad” and my grandfather used to say. This business of “talking” about the health care bill Saturday when you know they will take the vote is immoral. They are all crooks.

  5. arlenearmy says:

    Speaking of pink slip, I hear Geithner has been asked to step down

  6. samhenry says:

    Geithner should step down. He has not called a thing right since coming aboard.

    See my post about where we really are financially. The Europeans know.

  7. samhenry says:

    Have to go to Sherriff’s office to get refingerprinted so I can teach school. Later – DOG flies off in hot air balloon.

  8. VotingFemale says:

    Added an over due link list on the sidebar…

    *** VF Blog Hive Officers ***

  9. tellitlikeitis says:

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  10. VotingFemale says:


    Little Timmy Geithner!!!????

    Ask to step down???!!!!


    I can’t bear it… (using my best Jon Stewart)


    widdow Timmy be mad! 😀

  11. VotingFemale says:

    wordpress cant embed non-youtube vids in comments, Tellit… what is the url??

  12. Pingback: HOTAiR: Reid stripped Stupak language from Senate ObamaCare bill | DC Smell Report

  13. VotingFemale says:

    dang! I got a trackback from DC Smell Report?


    DC Smell Report is like the Drudge Report and mirrors blogposts from big name blogs.
    I got the trackback because they posted a mirror of a HOTAiR blogpost which included my trackback to the HOTAir blogpost! lol

    My widdow blog is not the the same league with HOTAiR thus I found it not reasonable that DC Smell would have mirrored one of my blogposts… but mirroring my trackback to HOTAiR is still fun! weeee!!!!

    that had me going for a few… hahahahaha

  14. arlenearmy says:

    VF Blog Hive Officers 🙂

    VF, you so sweet like sweet potato pie 🙂

  15. VotingFemale says:

    Salute and HUGS Hive Officer Arlene!

  16. VotingFemale says:

    Arlene, the tide is turning, methinks

  17. tellitlikeitis says:

  18. VotingFemale says:

    from Sister Toldjah, on MSNBC reporter badgering a young girl, a Palin supporter.
    Dad stepped in to fend off the MSNBC Asshat…

    MSDNC grills 13 y/o Palin supporter on bailouts; Media Matters cheers
    Posted by: Sister Toldjah on November 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Need any more proof of MSDNC’s slavish devotion to the Democrat party?

    I wonder if they would have done the same grilling on any of the young kids who have been coached at schools all across the country to sing Obama’s praises? “You do know President Obama doesn’t support gay marriage, right?”

    Yeah – I know. That’s expecting way too much from these classless acts at the KeithO network. :-w

  19. tellitlikeitis says:

    $4.8 trillion – Interest on U.S. debt
    Unless lawmakers make big changes, the interest Americans will have to pay to keep the country running over the next decade will reach unheard of levels.

    NEW YORK ( — Here’s a new way to think about the U.S. government’s epic borrowing: More than half of the $9 trillion in debt that Uncle Sam is expected to build up over the next decade will be interest.

    More than half. In fact, $4.8 trillion.

    If that’s hard to grasp, here’s another way to look at why that’s a problem.

    In 2015 alone, the estimated interest due – $533 billion – is equal to a third of the federal income taxes expected to be paid that year, said Charles Konigsberg, chief budget counsel of the Concord Coalition, a deficit watchdog group.

    On the bright side – such as it is – the record levels of debt issued lately have paid for stimulus and other rescue programs that prevented the economy from falling off a cliff. And the money was borrowed at very low rates.

    But accumulating any more interest on what the United States owes at this point is like extreme sport: dangerous.

    All the more so because interest rates will rise when private sector borrowers return to the debt market and compete with the government for capital. At that point, the country’s interest payments could jack up very fast.

    “When interest rates rise even a small amount, the interest payments go up a lot because of the size of the debt,” Konigsberg said.

    The Congressional Budget Office, which made the $4.8 trillion forecast, already baked some increase in rates into the cake. But there is always a chance those estimates may prove too conservative.

    And then it’s Vicious Circle 101 – well known to anyone who has gotten too into hock with Visa and MasterCard.

    The country depends heavily on borrowing to fund what it wants to do. But the more debt it racks up, the more likely it becomes that creditors could demand a higher interest rate for making new loans to the government.

    Higher rates in turn make it harder to pay off the underlying debt because more and more money is going to pay off interest – money, by the way, which is also borrowed.

    And as more money goes to interest, creditors may become concerned that the country can’t pay down its principal and lawmakers will have less to fund all the things government is supposed to do.

    “[P]olicymakers would be less able to pay for other national spending priorities and would have less flexibility to deal with unexpected developments (such as a war or recession). Moreover, rising interest costs would make the economy more vulnerable to a meltdown in financial markets,” the CBO wrote in its most recent long-term budget outlook.

    So far, that crisis of confidence hasn’t happened. And no one can predict with any certainty whether or when it could occur.

    But should it occur, the change could be abrupt.

    That’s because the government frequently rolls over – or refinances – the debt it has issued as it comes due.

    In other words, when a Treasury bond or note matures, the government must pay the investor the face value on that debt. In order to do that, the Treasury borrows money to pay back the investor, which means the debt would be refinanced at whatever the going interest rates are at the time.

    Just how much churn is there? Of late, a fair bit it seems. A Treasury borrowing advisory committee reported in early November that “approximately 40 percent of the debt will need to be refinanced in less than one year.”

    Since rates may well stay low over the next year, it’s possible that debt could be refinanced at the same or even lower rates. But that situation won’t last forever

  20. tellitlikeitis says:

    The ‘Real’ Jobless Rate: 17.5% Of Workers Are Unemployed
    Published: Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 2:52 PM ET Text Size By: Jeff Cox

    As experts debate the potential speed of the US recovery, one figure looms large but is often overlooked: nearly 1 in 5 Americans is either out of work or under-employed.

    According to the government’s broadest measure of unemployment, some 17.5 percent are either without a job entirely or underemployed. The so-called U-6 number is at the highest rate since becoming an official labor statistic in 1994.

    The number dwarfs the statistic most people pay attention to—the U-3 rate—which most recently showed unemployment at 10.2 percent for March, the highest it has been since June 1983.

    The difference is that what is traditionally referred to as the “unemployment rate” only measures those out of work who are still looking for jobs. Discouraged workers who have quit trying to find a job, as well as those working part-time but looking for full-time work or who are otherwise underemployed, count in the U-6 rate.

    With such a large portion of Americans experiencing employment struggles, economists worry that an extended period of slow or flat growth lies ahead.

    “To me there’s no easy solution here,” says Michael Pento, chief economist at Delta Global Advisors. “Unless you create another bubble in which the economy can create jobs, then you’re not going to have growth. That’s the sad truth.”

    Jeff Cox
    Staff Writer
    Pento warns that forecasts of a double-dip (“W”) or a straight up (“V”) recovery both could be too optimistic given the jobs situation.

    Instead, he believes the economy could flatline (or “L”) for an extended period as small businesses struggle to grow and consequently rehire the workers that have been furloughed as the U-3 unemployment rate has doubled since March 2008.

    As that trend has happened, the U-6 rate has expanded at an even more dramatic pace. Economists cite several reasons for the phenomenon.

    For one, more workers are becoming discouraged as real estate—the focal point for the expansion in the earlier part of the decade—has collapsed and taken millions of directly related and ancillary jobs with it.

    Many workers believe those jobs aren’t coming back, and have thus quit looking and added themselves to the broader unemployment count.

    “In the earlier part of this decade, 40 percent of all new jobs created were in real estate. Attorneys, mortgage brokers, agents, construction—they were all circled around housing,” Pento says. “We’ve had a jobless recovery in the last two recessions. This is going to be the third jobless recovery in a row.”

    Another factor that may be leading people onto the rolls of those no longer looking for jobs is the government’s accommodative extensions of jobless benefits.

    “Workers are unemployed for a much longer span than we’ve seen historically,” says David Resler, chief economist at Nomura Securities International in New York. “Part of that may be affected by the longer availability of benefits. It reduces the incentives for an urgent job search.”

    The U-6 rate debuted in January of 1994 at 11.8 percent, while the U-3 was at 6.6 percent. The measure hit a low of 6.9 percent in April 2000 while U-3 sat at 3.8 percent.

    While the current methodology only dates back 15 years, a former U-6 gauge was in existence previously and peaked at 14.3 percent in 1982. Economists predict the current measure would fall just below that number using the same methodology.

  21. VotingFemale says:

    dang! Tellit!

    The Socialists are SOOO in trouble… and the more in trouble they are the more pissed off voters get… 2010 can not get here soon enough for me.

  22. tellitlikeitis says:

    Vf, by the time 2010 gets here the Democrats will be called the vanishing party. Obama and Pelosi is taking them right to the shredder.

  23. VotingFemale says:

    get a load of this…

  24. VotingFemale says:

    you need to see the video above full screen to read the anotations…

  25. samiam60 says:

    Thanks for the heads up there Tellit. I was commenting on the wrong post. Duhhhhh.

    Oh well here I’m is folks.

  26. tellitlikeitis says:

    Vf, I saw that vid and I think I posted it on one of your old blogs. I only wish I could have been there. If I had been there that guy would have had my sign post permenatly emplanted in his rectum.

  27. samiam60 says:

    President Obama’s approval rating has hit a new low of 46 percent, according to a FOX News poll released Thursday. An equal number — 46 percent — disapprove of the job he’s doing.

    Breaking down the numbers by political party shows how sharply split American voters are over the president’s job performance. While 85 percent of Democrats approve of their party leader, 80 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of independents disapprove.

    The president’s average approval rating for his term so far is 56 percent.

    Click here to see the poll.

    Overall, a 57 percent majority says President Obama is providing the kind of leadership they expected, while 17 percent say he is a stronger leader than expected and 23 percent say he’s a weaker leader. When this question was asked about President George W. Bush early in his first term, 68 percent said his leadership was what they expected, 14 percent said he was a stronger leader than expected and 13 percent a weaker leader (July 2001).

    Despite the drop in Obama’s approval rating, the president continues to outperform the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. More than twice as many Americans disapprove (63 percent) as approve (26 percent) of the job Congress is doing.

    Moreover, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s favorable rating is still in the doldrums, with a 28 percent minority of Americans saying they have a positive view of her and 50 percent holding a negative view. While half of Democrats (50 percent) have a favorable opinion of Pelosi, majorities of Republicans (77 percent) and independents (58 percent) view her unfavorably.

    For President Obama, 54 percent of voters have a favorable opinion and 42 percent unfavorable. When he took office in January, 76 percent had a favorable view and 15 percent unfavorable.

    First Lady Michelle Obama bests her husband with a 63 percent favorable rating, down from a high of 73 percent favorable in April.

    Opinion Dynamics Corp. conducted the national telephone poll of 900 registered voters for Fox News from November 17 to November 18. For the total sample, the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

    When asked about next year’s Congressional elections, there’s a split similar to the president’s job rating. If the election were held today, 39 percent say they would vote for the Democratic candidate to help Obama pass his policies and 42 percent say they would back the Republican to provide a check on Obama’s power. For 15 percent it is too soon to say.

    Does a U.S. President Bow?
    President Obama has been criticized for inappropriately bowing to foreign leaders while traveling overseas. The first was for bowing when it wasn’t protocol, and on his most recent trip, for bowing too deeply. Most Americans — 67 percent — believe the president should bow if it is that country’s custom. For some 26 percent it is “never appropriate” for the president to bow to another leader.

  28. VotingFemale says:

    The blog is a moving target, Samiam, dear! 😉

    wait for the day when I break my 8 blogposts in a day record! tee-hee

  29. VotingFemale says:

    That comment of yours reminds me of the prison scene in the movie, Hancock

    these militant La Raza types don’t get it… there are a lot of pissed of male conservatives who will stand up to them and kick the crap out of them… and no doubt Obama approves of violence to get his way… he just does not want to promote it publicly…

    tellitlikeitis says

    Vf, I saw that vid and I think I posted it on one of your old blogs. I only wish I could have been there. If I had been there that guy would have had my sign post permenatly emplanted in his rectum.

  30. VotingFemale says:

    New Poll released today…

    Palin Favoribility… her numbers are shooting up… this is gonna make the Leftist Loons go into orbit…

    Click to access 111909_PalinPoll.pdf

  31. Foxwood says:

    The healthcare bill song.

  32. Foxwood says:

    One of the things I found funny about the movie “Live and let die”, there are no crocks in Louisiana.

    But I have seen a car-boat.

  33. Foxwood says:

    Work and work are really interfering with my blog time! 😦

  34. Foxwood says:

    Ah! The life of a Capitalist!

  35. VotingFemale says:

    Louisana crocks? as in crocks and robbers?


    that is gator profiling

  36. Foxwood says:

    I didn’t realize until about a month ago that I have gators within .5 miles of my house. I put up a cellsite just down the road, and there is a pond. It had 2 baby gators (1 ft long). Then about a week later I found mama. She was 7 ft long.

    I’m concerned about Mr. Meowgi…

  37. arlenearmy says:

    That tea party video was shocking. It got me stirred up. I just don’t understand why they would kick & beat down on the senior citizen.

  38. arlenearmy says:

    I grade Palin with an “A” on her performance on Oreilly.

  39. Tellitlikeitis says:

    Hi Arlene, I can only wish I was there.

  40. Tellitlikeitis says:

    Foxwood, Don’t worry about the crocks. They don’t eat much. lol

  41. Tellitlikeitis says:

    Palin was great!

  42. arlenearmy says:

    I hope Whoopi & the liberal women at the View don’t give Hasselbeck a hard time for showing up at Hannity in support of Palin.

  43. LisaInTX says:

    Evening Y’all!!! WOW at the walking papers delivered!!! LMAO….proud to say my name is on a few of those ….Hahahhaaa

    “Palin unloaded” on those itty bitty libby heads!! heeeee
    Go Palin GO!!!!!!!!!!!! Kick that Communist butt girlfriend!!!

    Okay…can’t get too excited, it’s too late and I gotta get some shut eye for the red eye…..yawn.
    Night my friends. I LOVE it when the commies whine and cry foul…hahahaahaa….ohhh, the victimhood of it all….such sweet music to my ears. ;-D

  44. LisaInTX says:

    VF edit: awww heck Lisa, I knew what ya meant! and it’s all fixed. 😉

    Oh hell….VF…please edit my comment to say KICK that Communist butt…hahahaa…..good grief…really going now….how embarrassing….

  45. arlenearmy says:

    well all im getting ready to head to bed. i gotta find a good recipe for cold and flu. both hubby& i are ailing.

    Please pray for this nation, as I will do the same.

  46. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  47. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Foxwood. Now that’s a different kind of Cannon Fire. I like the smell of Gun Powder better.

    ps. Hope I’m on the right blog post this morning.

  48. samiam60 says:

    Jesse Jackson: You Can’t Vote Against Health Care and Call Yourself Black

  49. samiam60 says:

    Jesse Jackson Racism at its best. People like this need to be charged with Hate Crimes.

  50. samiam60 says:

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday night injected race into the national debate on health care, saying any black lawmaker who votes against President Obama’s sweeping overhaul isn’t really black, the Hill newspaper reported.

    “We even have blacks voting against the health care bill,” Jackson reportedly said at a Congressional Black Caucus reception Wednesday night honoring the 25th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s run for president.

    “You can’t vote against health care and call yourself a black man,” the Hill reported him saying.

    The remark was a clear shot at Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala., the only member of the CBC to vote against the House version of the health care legislation.

    Davis refused to return fire against Jackson.

    “One of the reasons that I like and admire Rev. Jesse Jackson is that 21 years ago he inspired the idea that a black politician would not be judged simply as a black leader,” Davis said in a written statement to the newspaper. “The best way to honor Rev. Jackson’s legacy is to decline to engage in an argument with him that begins and ends with race.”

    Jackson later reportedly said that he “didn’t call anybody by name and I won’t.”

  51. samiam60 says:

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday night injected race into the national debate on health care, saying any black lawmaker who votes against President Obama’s sweeping overhaul isn’t really black, the Hill newspaper reported.

    So race is now determined by how you vote? Jesse Jackson you are a Hasbin! Wrap it up and face the fact that your brand of Racism ain’t gonna fly in this America no more!

  52. samiam60 says:

    GOP Lawmaker Calls on Treasury Chief Geithner to Resign

  53. samiam60 says:

    WASHINGTON — A GOP lawmaker, in a tense exchange Thursday with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, called on Geithner to resign immediately, blaming him for rising unemployment, growing federal deficits and accounting flaws in the number of stimulus jobs created, among other economic problems.

    The request, made at a Joint Economic Committee hearing, sparked an intense and remarkable back-and-forth between Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Geithner, who countered that the economy was in significantly better shape today than it was a year ago when Republicans controlled the White House, a view that was supported by a number of Democrats on the committee.

    “Mr. Secretary, the public has lost all confidence in your ability to do your job,” Brady said, adding that there is a “growing liberal consensus” that Geithner should be removed.

    “Conservatives agree. Liberal Democrats agree that it really is time for a fresh start,” he said. “We need a new economic team.”

    It’s not the first time Geithner has faced calls for his resignation. Earlier this year Reps. Connie Mack, R-Fla. and Darrell Issa, R-Calif., urged him to step down.

    But Geithner, who headed up the New York Federal Reserve Bank before being tapped by Obama to be Treasury secretary, held his ground Thursday.

    “I agree with almost nothing in what you said,” Geithner told Brady. “And I think almost nothing of what you said represents a fair and accurate perception of where this economy is today.”

    Geithner forcefully defended himself and the Obama administration and pinned blame for the country’s economic woes on the previous administration.

    The economy fell into the worst crisis in generations after “almost a decade — certainly, eight years — of basic neglect of basic public goods, in health care, in education, in public infrastructure, in how we use energy,” he said.

    “Tell all of that to the millions of Americans who no longer have jobs because of your decisions,” Brady shot back.

    “They would have had more jobs, there would have been more confidence, more employment in this country, if we had not let this crisis get to the point that it did,” Geithner said. “And we would have had a stronger fiscal position if we had had eight years of paying for our commitments, not borrowing against them.”

    Hours after the exchange, the White House voiced support for Geithner, saying he helped steer the economy back from the brink.

    But Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York did criticize Geithner for not pressing China forcefully enough to allow its currency to rise in value against the dollar. American manufacturers blame a significant portion of the U.S. trade deficit with China on an undervalued yuan, which makes American products more expensive in China and Chinese goods cheaper in America.

    “Today millions of Americans are out of work because the Chinese are manipulating their currency,” Schumer said at the hearing, urging the administration to impose trade sanctions on Chinese products if the Chinese government did not stop controlling the value of the yuan.

    Geithner said the Chinese government has indicated that it plans to allow its currency to be set by market forces and he predicted that it would not be long before China resumes allowing the yuan to rise in value.

    Geithner was on Capitol Hill pushing Congress to move quickly in overhauling the nation’s badly flawed financial rules, which he says is essential for the health of the economy.

    “To ensure the vitality, the strength and the stability of our economy going forward, we must bring our system of financial regulation into the 21st century,” Geithner testified.

    But Geithner was pressed to disclose the administration’s plan for winding down the unpopular $700 billion financial bailout program, known as the Troubled Assets Relief Program, or TARP. He said the government will end the rescue program “as soon as we can.”

    Geithner said “substantial resources” remaining in the fund would be used to pay down the national debt, which is being pushed higher by record deficits including a $1.42 billion imbalance for the budget year that ended Sept. 30. Even hundreds of billions of dollars would be a tiny fraction of the $12 trillion debt, but it could lessen political unhappiness if portions of the bailout program are allowed to continue.

    While pledging to end TARP as quickly as possible, Geithner also said the administration did not want to repeat the mistake of other countries by ending government support too fast and derailing a fledgling economic recovery.

    The House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee are working on their own versions of sweeping financial overhaul plans, but the two panels are taking divergent approaches in some areas.

    Both proposals also face sharp opposition from major sectors in the financial industry, casting doubt on how quickly Congress will be able to reach agreement and send a finished bill to the White House.

    Geithner said the administration wants to ensure that firms won’t be able to escape or avoid oversight by shopping for the most lenient regulator, a situation critics say contributed to the worst financial market crisis in seven decades.

    “The fact that investment banks like Bear Stearns or Lehman Brothers or other large firms like AIG could escape meaningful consolidated federal supervision simply by virtue of their legal form should be considered unthinkable from now on,” Geithner said.

    The administration also wants to see Congress work to ensure that the financial system as a whole is more capable of absorbing shocks and coping with failures. That will require putting a greater focus on the quality of capital that firms are allowed to hold, Geithner said.

    Capital reserves are the cushion financial firms carry to absorb loses.

  54. samiam60 says:

    Republicans Blast ‘Bait and Switch’ Health Bill



    Sen. Reid’s health care legislation would expand Medicaid, but leave states with part of the additional cost. “We all know a sucker play when we see one,” said Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana.

  55. samiam60 says:

    WASHINGTON — Digging in for a long struggle, Republican senators and governors assailed the majority Democrats’ newly minted health care legislation Thursday as a collection of tax increases, cuts in services for the elderly and heavy new burdens for deficit-ridden states.

    Despite the criticism, indications were growing that Democrats would prevail on an initial Senate showdown set for Saturday night, and Majority Leader Harry Reid, the top Democrat, crisply rebutted the Republican charges. He said the bill “will save lives, save money and save Medicare,” the main health program for the elderly.

    The legislation is designed to answer President Barack Obama’s demand to expand coverage, end insurance industry practices such as denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions, and restrain the growth of health care spending.

    Still, Republicans saw little to like Reid’s legislation awaiting the Saturday night Senate vote.

    “It makes no sense at all and affronts common sense,” said Sen. Judd Gregg, one of several Republicans to criticize the measure. He added that a plan to expand Medicaid, the state-federal program for the poor, was a “bait and switch” with states as the victims.

    Republican governors, meeting in Texas, agreed. “We all know a sucker play when we see one,” said Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana. The bill would expand the Medicaid program, which provides health care for the poor, and leave the states with part of the additional cost beginning after three years. Medicaid is administered by the states.

    In the Capitol, Reid answered Republican delaying tactics with an initial vote set for Saturday evening to determine whether he has the 60 votes needed to move the legislation forward. That so-called “supermajority” in the 100-member Senate is required to advance the bill toward full debate, expected to begin after Thanksgiving.

    Counting two independents, Democrats control 60 Senate seats. Three relatively conservative Democrats have been cagey about their intentions, although none has announced a plan to defect. Officials disclosed during the day that Reid had included in the bill a political sweetener for one of the three, Mary Landrieu, in the form of $100 million to help her state cover health care costs for the poor.

    While the struggle was forming, there were limits. Republican Sen. Tom Coburn backed off his threat to force the 2,074-page bill to be read aloud in the Senate chamber, a move that would have eaten into the Senate’s Thanksgiving-week vacation.

    Given the political stakes, there was disagreement even about the bill’s cost.

    Democrats put the price tag at $979 billion, higher than the $849 billion figure they had cited Wednesday as the cost of expanding coverage to 31 million who now lack insurance. Republicans calculated it at more like $1.5 trillion over a decade, and said even that was understated because Reid decided to delay implementation of some of the bill’s main features until 2014.

    Officially, the Congressional Budget Office said the measure would reduce deficits by $130 billion over the next decade with probable small reductions in the 10 years that follow. Those forecasts cheered rank-and-file Democrats.

  56. samiam60 says:

    Passage of the Health Care Reform Bill will be the end of Life as we now know it in America!

    Members of our own Congress and Senate have betrayed the American People by an act of Treason.

  57. Foxwood says:

    I had to handle the matches very carefully this morning, Sami.

  58. Foxwood says:

    I also found the Healthcare theme song.

  59. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Foxwood! Samiam!

    wow Samiam! You are on a roll this morning!

    Leftist-Socialist-Marxist definition of a black person:

    1. Any black who lives on the Socialist Plantation and does the bidding of the Socialist Masters.

    2. Anyone who is not obedient to the Socialist Plantation Owners is not a’ black black,’ i.e. independent non-obedient thinking is un-black.

  60. Foxwood says:

    Morning VF, Sami.

  61. VotingFemale says:

    Foxwood… Live and Let Die; the ObamaCare Theme Song

    simply awesome

  62. VotingFemale says:

    I got a trackback last evening from a classic Left Wing Loon blogger who wrote a blogpost response to my blogpost:

    I had cited them as an example of a pavlovian reacting Left Wing Loon.

    Well… their counter was so funny I was in tears reading it! Completely devoid of intellect and maturity they little hed just spun faster… and spewed Left Wing Loon personal attacks on me and Sarah…

    one of the photoshop pics of Sarah has a KKK uniform grafted on her standing in the middle of a sea of supporters touting only white racists support her… only problem is… there is a black woman within 10 feet of her. hahahahahaha

    Ohh… applying Alinsky’s rules on these morons is soo FUN!!!!

    oh and get this… they call me a racist, calls Sarah a racist and has a blogpost calling Michael Steele the n-word:

    See… all they are good for is holding up to the world and ridiculing them as the unintelligent rabid laughable Loons they truly are… all that personal attack stuff is s0000 2008!


  63. VotingFemale says:

    what do ya’ll think? Should I torment them with a follow up blogpost?

    could be fun…

  64. samiam60 says:

    Wow, VF, I checked out those two links and you are right. The lefty Loons have gone off the charts with there obvious Fear of the Truth and Sarah Palin as a real threat to unveiling there Kool-Aid laced lies.

    I find myself somewhat taken back by the length these liberals will go to cover up the simple truth.

    The Bible says that people like this are:

    Willfully Ignorant! I have to say, I agree.

  65. samiam60 says:

    Let er Rip VF. Bring it on!

  66. Foxwood says:

    I say ridicule him. Make it obvious who the racist is with his own words.

  67. VotingFemale says:

    gads samiam, they are pitiful… it’s like spanking a baby.

  68. Foxwood says:

    Sami said:
    “Let er Rip!”

    O K?

  69. VotingFemale says:

    Praise the Lord and pass the beans! lol

  70. VotingFemale says:

    As fun as it would be… and would likely attract lefty loon traffic to the blog, a battle of wits with a moron like that is like bringing an A-10 Warthog to a spit ball fight.

  71. samiam60 says:

    VF, I say it is now more than time for us to take the Truth to the Lefties and Expose their Kool-Aid drunken binge.

    Let us take them on and let the lefties who read them posts see the Truth for what it is.

  72. samiam60 says:

    VF said:

    As fun as it would be… and would likely attract lefty loon traffic to the blog, a battle of wits with a moron like that is like bringing an A-10 Warthog to a spit ball fight.

    Ahahahaa, now that’s funny VF. However, I say lets burn up some of them spit balls.

  73. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning Everyone! Looks like Landreu has been bought off.

    The $100 Million Health Care Vote?
    November 19, 2009 3:03 PM

    ABC News’ Jonathan Karl reports:

    What does it take to get a wavering senator to vote for health care reform?

    Here’s a case study.

    On page 432 of the Reid bill, there is a section increasing federal Medicaid subsidies for “certain states recovering from a major disaster.”

    The section spends two pages defining which “states” would qualify, saying, among other things, that it would be states that “during the preceding 7 fiscal years” have been declared a “major disaster area.”

    I am told the section applies to exactly one state: Louisiana, the home of moderate Democrat Mary Landrieu, who has been playing hard to get on the health care bill.

    In other words, the bill spends two pages describing would could be written with a single world: Louisiana. (This may also help explain why the bill is long.)

    Senator Harry Reid, who drafted the bill, cannot pass it without the support of Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu.

    How much does it cost? According to the Congressional Budget Office: $100 million.

    Here’s the incredibly complicated language:


    Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d), as amended by sections 2001(a)(3) and
    2001(b)(2), is amended— (1) in subsection (b), in the first sentence, by striking ‘‘subsection (y)’’ and inserting ‘‘subsections (y) and (aa)’’; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘‘(aa)(1) Notwithstanding subsection (b), beginning January 1, 2011, the Federal medical assistance percentage for a fiscal year for a disaster-recovery FMAP adjustment State shall be equal to the following:
    ‘(A) In the case of the first fiscal year (or part of a fiscal year) for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), increased by 50 percent of the number of percentage points by which the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year after the application of only subsection (a) of section 5001 of Public Law 111–5 (if applicable to the preceding fiscal year) and without regard to this subsection, subsection (y), and subsections (b) and (c) of section 5001 of Public Law 111–5.

    ‘‘(B) In the case of the second or any succeeding fiscal year for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the preceding fiscal year under this subsection for the State, increased by 25 percent of the number of percentage points by which the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year under this subsection.

    ‘‘(2) In this subsection, the term ‘disaster-recovery FMAP adjustment State’ means a State that is one of
    the 50 States or the District of Columbia, for which, at any time during the preceding 7 fiscal years, the President has declared a major disaster under section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and determined as a result of such disaster that every county or parish in the State warrant individual and public assistance or public assistance from the Federal Government under such Act and for which— ‘‘(A) in the case of the first fiscal year (or part of a fiscal year) for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year after the application of only subsection (a) of section 5001 of Public Law 111–5 (if applicable to the preceding fiscal year) and without regard to this subsection, subsection (y), and subsections (b) and (c) of section 5001 of Public Law 111–5, by at least 3 percentage points; and ‘‘(B) in the case of the second or any succeeding fiscal year for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year under this subsection by at least 3 percentage points.

    ‘‘(3) The Federal medical assistance percentage determined for a disaster-recovery FMAP adjustment State under paragraph (1) shall apply for purposes of this title (other than with respect to disproportionate share hospital payments described in section 1923 and payments under this title that are based on the enhanced FMAP described in 2105(b)) and shall not apply with respect to payments under title IV (other than under part E of title IV) or payments under title XXI.’’

  74. Foxwood says:

    I promise, VF, I would be on my best behavior.


  75. samiam60 says:

    Drop a Bunker Buster on em VF.

  76. tellitlikeitis says:

    Looks like the Senate is going to sneak it through on the weekend just like the house did.

  77. Foxwood says:

    I’ve emailed her about it, Tellit. Like it will do any good. As soon as the phones open up, I’m calling again also.

  78. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning tellit! I am polling to see the consensuses on whether to whack a Left Wing Loon… scroll up to see the morning’s comments about this… let me know what ya think!

  79. VotingFemale says:

    You mean one of them MMOBs?

    samiam60 says

    Drop a Bunker Buster on em VF.

  80. tellitlikeitis says:

    VF, you got my vote. Go ahead and open the flood gates I am ready to do battle. lol

  81. samiam60 says:

    Just one MMOBs? otta do it there VF. 🙂

    Go ahead, MAKE OUR DAY!

  82. VotingFemale says:

    The DEM Congress is in a political land mine field…

    Who do they fear the most?

    The DNC or We the People?

  83. VotingFemale says:

    Ok… you guys deserve some Lefty Loon humor… I will do it… 😀

  84. Foxwood says:

    Yeah! Drop the bomb!

  85. tellitlikeitis says:

    More bad news for the Democrats.

    Poll: Public shifting blame for recession

    Washington (CNN) — Nearly two years into the recession, opinion about which political party is responsible for the severe economic downturn is shifting, according to a new national poll.

    A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Friday morning indicates that 38 percent of the public blames Republicans for the country’s current economic problems. In May, 53 percent blamed the GOP.

    According to the poll, 27 percent now blame the Democrats for the recession, up 6 points from May, and 27 percent now say both parties are responsible.

    “The bad news for the Democrats is that the number of Americans who hold the GOP exclusively responsible for the recession has been steadily falling by about two to three points per month,” said Keating Holland, CNN polling director. “At that rate, only a handful of voters will blame the economy on the Republicans by the time next year’s midterm elections roll around..”

    Thirty-six percent of people questioned said that President Obama’s policies have improved economic conditions, with 28 percent feeling that the president’s programs have made things worse, and 35 percent saying what he’s done has had no effect on the economy.

    One reason for that, Holland said, may be the growing federal budget deficit: Two-thirds say that the government should balance the budget even in a time of war and recession.

    The survey indicates that only 18 percent said the economic conditions in the country today are good, down 3 points from August. Eighty-two percent said economic conditions are poor.

    “Some economic indicators may suggest that the economy has turned the corner — but try telling that to the American people,” Holland said.

    The number of Americans who said the economy is in good shape — a number that grew steadily through the spring and summer — has now stalled, with fewer than one in five expressing a positive view of current conditions. More than eight in 10 say that economic conditions are in poor shape, with 43 percent calling them very poor.

    The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll was conducted November 13-15, with 1,014 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

  86. tellitlikeitis says:

    Even the dems are getting tired of him.

  87. VotingFemale says:


    Angry Congress lashes out at Obama
    House Republicans call on Geithner to resign

    By Brady Dennis, Zachary A. Goldfarb and Neil Irwin
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, November 20, 2009

    Growing discontent over the economy and frustration with efforts to speed its recovery boiled over Thursday on Capitol Hill in a wave of criticism and outright anger directed at the Obama administration.

    Episodes in both houses of Congress exposed the raw nerves of lawmakers flooded with stories of unemployment and economic hardship back home. They also underscored the stiff headwinds that the administration faces as it pushes to enact sweeping changes to the financial regulatory system while also trying to create jobs for ordinary Americans.

    President Obama’s allies in the Congressional Black Caucus, exasperated by the administration’s handling of the economy, unexpectedly blocked one his top priorities, using a legislative maneuver to postpone the approval of financial reform legislation by a key House committee.

    Two buildings away, at a session of the Joint Economic Committee, Republicans escalated their attacks on Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, including a call for his resignation.

    “Conservatives agree that as point person, you failed. Liberals are growing in that consensus as well,” said Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.). “For the sake of our jobs, will you step down from your post?”

  88. tellitlikeitis says:

  89. SamHenry says:

    I’ve had browser issues and have cleared my cache and run crapcleaner but still having issues.

    I had copied a portion of an article on NYT money section 10 November that reported because of the upcoming election of governors, if Republicans get in, more states will opt of this thing.

  90. SamHenry says:

    Zis eeez Clarence, ici. Iah pusted a message frum SamHenri. Thair eeez somsing ronge wiz ze WordPress. Whee wheel be beck lather. A bientot.

  91. Foxwood says:

    Eenie Meanie Chillie Beanie…
    The spirits are about to speak.

    I feel a new blog post!

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  93. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning SamHenry!

    I have been getting slow response from wordpress off and on this AM.

    I think it is a WP problem…

    Anyways… a new blogpost is published.
    …a humorous departure from dealing with political issues and a detour into Left Wing Loony Land! 😀

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