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… How do We Reform the Budget Process [#politics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,October 2nd,2016

.. there are several things that can be done …

.. [-] elect a GOP President , preferably a conservative . It will make things a great deal easier to reform the process when His Lordship is out of the Oval office …

.. [-] do away with the filibuster in the Senate — The Dems will know that the ” handwriting is on the wall . ” They will then fight any possibility of budget reform with every tooth and nail at their disposal . As a result . It will be time to say bye – bye to the filibuster …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post gnus …

.. return to a zero – based budgeting process . This will help a ton …

.. have programs automatically sunset after a period of time . No exceptions . The most popular programs [and the most necessary ones] will survivie . The fights will come over the far more debatable ones …

.. [-] a massive overhaul of government is in order . Yeah , our Government is waaaaay to big . It needs to be chopped back down to a far more manageable size ….

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… What the C.R. represents [#budget reconciliation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 1st,2015

.. yes , it does represent political failure of the GOP to get the job done . Simple , the full government budget is not done yet . A C.R. , or continuing resolution , needs to be passed in order to aid in finishing the work of Congress in passing the other bills ..

.. but using reconciliation also represents another signal : the Nuclear Option . The DemoCraps would have nobody to blame but themselves if Mitch McConnell decides to pull this option ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the DemoCraps started it in 2014 . They knew that they were likely to lose the US Senate majority . The only question is by how much ? The Dems wanted to jam the appointed boards and judiciary with as many ObamaCraps as possible . Dingy Harry Reid himself pulled the trigger , and has now set the precedent with this . Now it is time for payback ..

.. BIG TIME !!!! …

.. now the minority will not be able to filibuster squat …

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… Are the Democrats Stupid , or What [#budget][#reconciliation bill]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,September 25th,2015

.. the GOP passed a budget resolution in both Houses . They also reconciled it , and repassed it ..

.. in US Budget – speak , that means what is known as ” Reconciliation ” is available to be used . Not a big surprise . The other one is what it represents ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the Recon bill [for short] can be used to pass the spending bill [in this case , the CR , or Continuing Resolution] with only 51 votes . It thus avoids a filibuster , and allows the GOP to force the spending bill to go to POTUS ‘ desk to either sign or veto ..

.. is POTUS that dumb in order to defend the immoral acts of Planned Murderhood ? With any other president , the answer would be no . With this POTUS , the answer would likely be yes …

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… I Wonder [#Bob Woodward]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 24th,2014

.. if the Washington Post is going to let their megastar journalist out to play …

.. it means that , if he really believes that there are unanswered questions in a scandal , say BenghaziGate , then give him staff and a budget , and cut him loose …. He still practices his craft better than anyone , and , except for Jerry Seper or Bill Gertz , no one ‘ s byline scares anyone to death more than Woodward .

.. [h/t TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the video segment ..

..The VAGate scandal is an especially juicy target for Woodward . Most people only know Woodward for his fame as a reporter at the Post . What many people do not know is that Bob Woodward is a Navy reservist , and a Vietnam – era veteran . Stuff like the VAGAte affair would really piss him off , big time …

.. I wonder if the ComPost would partner Woodward & his investigative group with one of the networks . It would sure give the network a boost from his hard work and star power . It would also mean a fair bit of air time , as well . It would cause an earthquake if the network he partnered with was FoxNews and / or FoxBusiness . Wow , would that shake broadcast news up , a lot …

.. [update] — this bull[bleep] over the missing e – mails is an even juicier target …

.. hey ComPost — are you going to let Woodward out to Play ?? …

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… the VAgate scandal : A Preview of ObamaCrapCare …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 1st,2014

.. basically , the VA system is a single – payer system .

.. money is constantly funneled into the system , but the system inhales it . Doctors retire , and there is no motivation to serve . Also , demand always outstrips supply …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the column ..

.. you just cannot stuff more money into a bureaucracy , and expect it to respond . The bureaucrats themselves have no motivation or incentive to do so . Even when there is ,a as in the VAgate scandal  , the ‘ crats find a way to game the system and defraud it . VAgate is the inevitable result …

.. yet , the DemoCraps want to go to a single – payer system for us all . Are they nuts , or what ??

.. does that sound familiar ? betcha knew that . yep , ObamaCrapCare .

.. It is

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… With VAgate , it is Both Problems [#leadership failure , #funding]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 27th,2014

.. where it comes to leadership , the ObamaCraps do not know the meaning of the word . They have no idea , and the bureaucracy get to do whatever it wants …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. where it comes to funding , it is not the adequacy of funding . It is the effectiveness and efficiency of the funding . All the funding in the world will not work if it does not get directed to the right places , in the right way , and is done in the right manner . What would help is that , especially in basic care , is that the damn medical folks produce at an average rate . We really do not need better …

.. However , the vets do deserve better . You can shovel more and more money , and if it does not get to the right place , it will not work worth a damn . When these folks are working at a rate roughly equivalent to the doctors and others in the private sector , I will bet that the waiting lines , especially for basic care , go away ….

.. As to specialized care , that will always be a problem . There are many things that the private sector in medicine can handle . However , there are also quite a few where it concerns veterans care that it either cannot or should not handle it . You still have to manage your resources , budget properly , and get the max out of what you do have . It may not eliminate wait lines , but it should help with the problem …

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… Bravo , Tony [Abbott] !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 24th,2014

.. great move ! ..

.. take the fight to the opposition ..

.. no one should have expected the Liberal ‘ s first budget to be popular . Australian Liberals are the Tories , the conservatives , and they are more to the right than most people realize …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog post news ..

.. this was no exception . Especially the reaction to the Liberal proposal to take a meat ax to the budget for so – called ” green ” spending . Boy , does it ever … It gets cut by almost 90% , and the ecosocialist weenies are screaming bloody murder …

.. good . Let them .

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… $$ 150 for Jet Fuel ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 13th,2014

.. you have got to be kidding me .

.. kid me not ..

.. the folks at the Pentagon are having to do this (I will guarantee you , not willingly) to help subsidize the producers of biofuels to help encourage them to make the stuff . Our government is , of course , the willing buyer . Dumb move ..

.. [h/t — washingtonFreeBeacon]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. more of the ObamaCrap Administration ‘ s idiotic EcoSocialism at work …

.. I will guarantee you that the uniformed Services are not thrilled with this idea . They may have to buy the stuff (it comes out of their budgets), but no one will make them use the stuff . There is no way in hell that they will use this crap unless they are absolutely positively 1000% sure that this crap is safe and will work . That is questionable , to be honest …

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… No , You Idiot [#Chris Hayes is a Moron]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 18th,2014

.. it is because the Medicaid expansion is a bad deal for the states ‘ budgets …

.. [h/t — hotair]..
.. [link] to the blognews…

.. the states that refused to expand Medicaid do not trust the Federales to keep their end of the bargain , Chrissie ! … the states generally (with 2 or 3 exceptions) have balanced budget amendments . They have to balance their budgets every year . They also have to deal (first hand) with the ” Medicaid Monster ” and the effect on their state budget …

.. the Feds have supposedly made a promise . Yea , they have made those kind of promises before . Guess what happens ? They are not kept , and the states are left financially holding the bag for the ” unfunded mandates ” that the Feds stick them with …

.. eventually the Feds are going to get a financial reality check in dealing with ObamaCrapCare and its expenses . When the budget cutting comes , the effects of it are not going to be pretty . Worse yet , people are going to be screaming bloody murder over it , and the people who die as a result . Then there will political hell to pay for it . Guess who gets it ? not the GOP … you got it , the DemoCraps will catch hell …

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… the National School Lunch Program is …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 15th,2014

.. a disaster beyond words ..

.. the First Lady [yea , Michelle Obama] wants kids to eat healthier . O.K. , but do their menus in a healthier way …

.. if you think that feeding kids greens , salads , and other stuff that they do not want will work , forget it . The kids are many things , but they are not stupid ..

.. these kids are raised in the Age of the Internet . They grow up with Social Media . If you think that they are going to take this crappy excuse for food lying down , forget it . They will find their own imaginative ways to not just get mad , but also to get even …

.. [h/t — Reason]..
.. [link] to the article ..

.. in this case , these high school kids are imaginative , humourous , and inventive . Take a look at their music video ; it is good , and it is worth a few laughts …

.. [h/t — YouTube]..
.. [link] to the video ..

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… Busted [#A Fine Whine] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 12th,2014

.. it seems that AG Holder thinks that he can do whatever he wants …

.. Wrong …

.. ya need to see Congressman Trey Gowdy go at it with Holder . Holder was never a prosecutor . However , Gowdy was before he was elected to Congress . So he knows more than a little on the subject of discretion and power …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the Congressional Hearing footage …

.. the relevant text …

It’s this exchange that caught my attention:

GOWDY: That’s my point, is that your memo is trumping a congressional statute.

HOLDER: Well, I mean, we always have discretion. And, would you say that…

GOWDY: But you don’t have discretion on whether to the follow the law or not. That’s my point.

HOLDER: No, no, I would disagree in the sense that, taking into account resource constraints, it is incumbent upon those of us in the executive branch to make the maximum use of the resources that Congress gives to us. That necessarily means we’re always making choices about the kinds of cases we bring, how we deal with cases we bring…

GOWDY: But you’re already expending the resources of the prosecution or you and I wouldn’t be having the question. This is all about sentencing. I have no qualms if you say I’m gonna decline prosecution. You have an unfettered right to do that.

What I’m saying is you don’t have the right to say, in mandatory minimum cases, don’t tell the grand jury what the drug amount is.

Holder believe his ‘discretion’ gives him the power to ignore the law as long as he can cite ‘resources’ as the excuse. This is exactly the argument Obama is using regarding deportation of illegals. They ignore congressional law and claim they don’t have the resources needed to fully enforce the law. In reality they are pushing their own agendas which, in this case, is trying to keep minorities out of prison even when drug amounts are severe enough that the law demands prison time.

I would add that Holder also seems fairly outmatched in this debate with Gowdy, as he confuses prosecution and sentencing. Not only does Gowdy expose Holder’s motives, he also exposes what a light weight Holder is when it comes to defending his lawlessness.

.. Holder seems to think that he has unlimited discretion in enforcing the law . No he does not . The overall principle is that he needs to remember that he has to enforce the ” body of law ” as a whole . He may have discretion as to the what and how , but not to discretion that makes policy changes that , in effect , change the meaning of laws passed by Congress ….

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Part 4 — Medicaid

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 25th,2012

  this part is very esoteric to most folks , but it is quite simple. the ObamaCrapCare Act is seeking to dragoon our states and blackmail them into adding millions of people to the Medicaid rolls, with little (3 years) aid from a Federal Government that cannot afford it.

  Also, in particular many states either have just or are about to get their financial books back in balance, and adding so many people (as the Mother of All Unfunded Mandates) is going to put them effectively into bankruptcy, or pretty close to it.

  If the whole bill (part 3) comes about, then the states will not have to worry, but even if it does, i believe that the Supreme Court will decide on this part of the case, nonetheless. They would not have set things up this way, if they were not planning to make a decision.

  I am not entirely sure, but I think that they will decide (5-4, or 6-3) to strike this part down. Having states meet financial requirements for aid from the feds is one thing, but dragooning them into effective bankruptcy by threating their ENTIRE Medicaid funding is something else .

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