The massive mid-term election of 2010 is now over. My phone won’t ring 25 times today with some computer imploring me to vote for one candidate over another. The signs that are all along the streets in my town can come down (hopefully the candidates come out and clean up their mess). Life can now go back to some sort of normal.
The Republicans evidently picked up approximately 60 seats in the House of Representatives. They also made major increases in the Senate and that house appears to be split nearly 50/50 (the exact count probably won’t be known for a couple days as Alaska will probably take a while to count due to the write-in candidate).
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Senator Specter just announced that he is switching parties from Republican to Democrat? Does this mean anything? Should it mean anything?
If the Democrat Party is so similar in its intent and stature to the Republican party that a politician can easily switch then it is likely that there is no reason to have either party. What values does a party have if they are so obscure that you can join one and then the other without looking like a fool?
Sen. Specter says in his declaration “I have taken each issue one at a time and have exercised independent judgment to do what I thought was best for Pennsylvania and the nation.” This begs the question: doesn’t every politician do that? I have a deep feeling that they don’t but they should.
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Is President Barack Hussein Obama lying?
I am sure that he doesn’t think he is. I am sure that if you parse his words he would point out that he didn’t say that Caterpillar would be able to re-hire those laid off employees immediately. And I am sure that he would say that if Congress would pass HIS package (rather than the compromise package) then the CAT employees would get to work a lot faster.
While we all know when politicians are lying (their mouth is moving), it is not inconceivable that the CEO of Caterpillar told BHO one thing in private and another on television. On TV, his statements would have been closely followed by investors and so his honesty factor has to go way up. He could get into all kinds of trouble if he said that he thought he could bring back workers and then announce that he was just kidding.
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It wasn’t that long ago that the politicians were going to deliver a huge windfall tax on the oil companies. Now that the new guys are in charge, all of that talk has suddenly stopped.
Of course now that BP has just announced that it will be in the red for the quarter, maybe all of the talk of excessively taxing risky commodities based businesses when they actually do well will go away.
Tell the government to leave us alone and stop screwing it up.
BP falls to $3.3 billion loss in Q4
LONDON (AP) — BP PLC, the second-largest European oil company, said
Tuesday it swung to a steep loss of $3.3 billion during the fourth
quarter of 2008 as sliding oil prices hit revenues hard.
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I guess this only holds when you are actually in office. Once you are in the private sector, taking money from corporations in excess of $1M per year, and being chauffeured around DC it no longer applies.
“Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter. ” Sen. Tom Daschle, Congressional Record, May 7, 1998, p. S4507.
Tim Daschle should remove his name from consideration as the HHS Secretary. He is an embarrassment to politicians, private citizens, and President Barack Hussein Obama.
This is simply another testimony to the fact that BHO is simply the most inexperienced President ever and is being controlled by forces that may not have the best interest of the country.