January 21, 2011

First Stop: State Bankruptcy, Next Stop: Central Government

A Path Is Sought for States to Escape Their Debt Burden

State Bankruptcy Option Is Sought, Quietly - NYTimes.com


Policy makers are working behind the scenes to come up with a way to let states declare bankruptcy and get out from under crushing debts, including the pensions they have promised to retired public workers.

Senator John Cornyn asked this month whether Congress should consider establishing a bankruptcy procedure for states. Unlike cities, the states are barred from seeking protection in federal bankruptcy court. Any effort to change that status would have to clear high constitutional hurdles because the states are considered sovereign.

Now I know I have been accused of wearing my tinfoil hat too much in the past, but did that last sentence ring any warning bells for anyone besides me?

Isn't this how the progressive system works?  They, out of the deep kindness and compassion in their hearts, do something utterly without malice or avarice. And then BLAM you realize you made a deal with the devil.

Sounds like they are prepared to allow the states to declare bankruptcy, and the price would be their sovereignty.  No more republic.  Only a large, centralized, all encompassing, all powerful nanny, State.  Either one by one, or more likely when the first hurdle to the bill is crossed, all at once…no more states rights.

Call me crazy but I think that is the sort of thing that makes Nancy Pelosi have warm and fuzzy feelings.

January 20, 2011

Healthcare Repeal Passed House

But I am not celebrating yet.

Let's see it get past the Senate.  And then we are all nuts if we think the president will sign it.

The best thing the House could do is simply defund it all and be done with it until the Presidential election.

Just my opinion.  And just checking in so ya'll know I am still alive.

January 13, 2011

House Dem James Clyburn Thinks TSA should give Congresspeople special treatment.


House Dem calls for 'beefed up' security, special treatment for members by TSA - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room


By Sean J. Miller - 01/09/11 10:27 AM ET

A top House Democrat said the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) should change how members of Congress are screened at airports.
“I really believe that that is the place where we feel the most ill at ease, is going through airports,” Rep. James Clyburn (D[ouche]-S.C.), who serves as assistant minority  leader in the House, said on "Fox News Sunday."
Clyburn called for the Transportation Security Administration, which administers airport security checkpoints, to interact “a little better” with the Capitol Hill Police.

“We’ve had some incidents where TSA authorities think that congresspeople should be treated like everybody else,” he said. “Well, the fact of the matter is, we are held to a higher standard in so many other areas, and I think we need to take a hard look at exactly how the TSA interact with members of Congress.”…

…Noting that local law enforcement were installed outside his South Carolina home after the attack on Giffords, Clyburn said the House may need to “beef up the funding” for individual members’ budgets so they can coordinate improved security arrangements with local police

House Dem calls for 'beefed up' security, special treatment for members by TSA - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

And you know what?  He is just the one that forgot to filter his thoughts and said it.  I am sure MANY of them think this way.  At least he deals with the TSA, you know that Nasty Botoxi didn’t deal with them when she was Jet Setting the continent on the taxpayer dime riding in and Air Force plane.

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