Capitol Hill Updates

  • "The Hill" newspaper today reported that ten Republican Senators vowed to vote against the debt-ceiling increase demanded by Barack Obama without a balanced budget constitutional amendment.  In addition, before approving an increase in the debt ceiling, the Senators are demanding substantial cuts in spending that will reduce the deficit and forcing spending caps upon the United States Congress.  The ten Senators and a growing number of Members in the United States House of Representatives, are also insisting that the balanced budget constitutional amendment "must include spending...
  • When someone important from the establishment media and a leader of the Republicans in the United States Senate and indeed, the American people, think the president is in trouble of losing his reelection bid, you would think Barack Obama would listen.   On Sunday, ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper on ABC's "This Week" show stated that "There's understanding [inside the White House] that there will be a formidable Republican opponent. The way they see it is President Obama, you know, he got every break he could possibly get in 2008 and still 47% of the country voted against...
  • The Majority Whip in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Republican from California blasted the Democrats today for crushing the American economy with their policies.  Majority Whip McCarthy said: "There is a fundamental difference between an entrepreneur and a government job. An entrepreneur does not take a job from anyone, they create jobs. Well this environment, these Democrat policies have crushed it to a new low. That’s why the Republicans have a plan that will unshackle America, reform the regulation, create a tax atmosphere that actually allows...
  • No president has been reelected since Franklin Roosevelt if he went into his reelection campaign with an unemployment rate of more than 7.2%.  Most economic analysts predict that the unemployment rate a year from now will be around 8%.  The current rate is a whopping 9.1% which is about the average of the entire Obama presidency and some 14 million people who want jobs are sitting at home without jobs. On Monday, the president went to North Carolina to meet with his Jobs Council and made a joke and an almost-admission that his $1 trillion "stimulus" bill was a failure.  In...
  • New York Representative Anthony Weiner should immediately resign his office.  New York and the nation needs men and women in congress who are honest, forthright, and morally strong.  Congressman Weiner has failed his constituency and all americans with his outrageous lies and despicable behavior. The United States finds itself embroiled in many dangerous crises.  The times demand leadership that is honorable and highly principled to lead it through the tough challenges ahead.  Mr. Weiner forfeited his right to lead when he  compromised his high ...
  • The leader of the Republicans in the United States Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, is imploring the Obama administration to get seriously involved in doing something about the debt crisis in America.  For example, today Senator McConnell said: "One recent study suggests that any nation which carries a public debt load at or above 90 percent of its economy loses one point of economic growth, which the administration’s own economists have said is equivalent to one million jobs. So why won’t they propose a serious plan to lower it?  When will the administration follow...
  • The Chairman of the House of Representatives' Republican Study Committee, Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio, and a very strong bloc of conservative Republicans, are demanding that the Republican compromise  --   regarding the raising of the national debt ceiling  --  with Barack Obama and his Democrats in Congress, include a fiscally responsible plan to cut spending, to cap spending, and to balance the federal budget. As Congressman Jordan points out in his press release below, 47 Senators have signed-on to a Balanced Budget Amendment.  Supporters of Christian...
  • No president has been elected president with economic conditions as bad as they are now in America since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Indeed, no president with an unemployment rate of over 7.2% has been reelected president since Roosevelt.  Barack Obama's unemployment just went UP to 9.1% during the month of May and Obama's unemployment rate has averaged around 9% during his entire presidency.  The guy is toast. The Chairman of the House of Representatives' Republican Policy Committee, Congressman Tom Price, besides criticizing the Obama administration's dismal economic policies...
  • In a stunning rebuke of Barack Obama, who, as recently as a few weeks ago, had requested an up-or-down vote on raising the already-bloated national debt ceiling of $14.6 trillion by a whopping $2 trillion  --  which would get the president past his reelection campaign  --  the United States House of Representatives this evening voted by an overwhelming majority of 318 to 97 to reject the debt ceiling increase. Every single Republican voted against Obama's demand to raise the federal debt ceiling.  Indeed, Obama also lost almost half of his Democrats in the House....
  • The Republican-controlled House of Representatives will vote around 6 tonight to raise  --  or NOT  --  the debt ceiling by over 2 trillion dollars to a gargantuan $16 trillion of federal debt.  For Republicans, it is a DUH! moment.  It is a no-brainer vote.  A whopping 70% of Republicans in America do not want the debt ceiling raised under any condition. Some 8% of Republicans join a majority of Democrat voters in wanting the debt ceiling raised as Barack Obama wants.  Eliminating the undecided vote, a huge majority of Americans (47% to 19%) do not...