Monday, September 27, 2010

Solutions for America

For those of you who don't receive the Heritage Foundation's Morning Bell in your inbox: 1) Sign up now. 2) Read the Heritage Foundation's Solutions for America, which "identifies the nature and scope of our most pressing problems in 23 policy areas and recommends 128 specific policy solutions to guide the new Congress."

If you're too lazy to read the entire pfd linked above, then 1) Check out its broad strokes below 2) Get serious about restoring your country and read the damn thing!

The Broad Strokes:

  • Cap Federal Spending: President Obama’s proposed budget would increase the national debt from $13 trillion now to $20 trillion by 2020. This is an unsustainable trajectory. We propose a “binding cap” that forces lawmakers back to fiscal sanity.
  • Put Entitlement Programs Under the Budget: We propose putting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid into the congressional budget process rather than continue to allow them to grow on auto-pilot without oversight. Lawmakers would establish a five-year budget for these programs and include triggers to keep spending with approved limits.
  • Reform Social Security: We should raise the Social Security retirement age and encourage people to work longer by eliminating payroll taxes for those over the retirement age. This would lessen the burden on employers to keep people employed and lessen the burden on Medicare and other entitlements.
  • Revive Federalism: We must reverse the current trend in which the federal government more and more usurps the traditional state role in areas such as transportation, education, health, homeland security and law enforcement.
  • Loan Welfare Money to Able Bodied Recipients: Our plan advises treating welfare assistance to able-bodied adults as a loan to be repaid, rather than a free gift from taxpayers. This will reduce dependency while providing temporary help to those who need it.
  • Keep Taxes Low: First, no tax increases, including the planned Obama Tax Hikes as well as the reintroduction of the Death Tax. Instead, cut taxes to spur economic growth.
  • Implement a Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs Strategy: We must reduce the top tax rate on corporate earnings, which is currently the second highest among ALL industrial nations, and let businesses immediately deduct investments in new plants and equipment.
  • Peace Through Strength: Defense spending is near historical lows. We must refurbish our armed forces, especially our depleted Navy fleet and vital missile defenses.
Simple enough right? Now if we could just get some leaders on the Hill to push subscribe to this brand of common sense we'd be in business. November never looked so good..

Stand Tall Patriots,


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MSM Neesd CPR: What Chrisite O'Donell means for USA

 How long will it take for the MSM to get it straight? 

The Tea Party is not some flash in the pan group of rag-tag, redneck rabble. The American people are done sitting idly by as their government defaults on their future andThe Tea Party Primary victories are neither the beginning nor the end of what is a mass movement to throw the bums out and honor our constitutional rights to speech, assembly, and most important, the FRANCHISE
Yes WE CAN vote, WE HAVE voted, and WE WILL continue vote and to sweep the floor clean of the dusty do-nothings that "govern" us.  

But the Main Stream Media doesn't get it.
Take Christie O'Donnell's win last night in Delaware over Congressional incumbent Mike Castle. "How did that happen?" That's what the MSM wants to know. You already understand why. It's for the same reasons that the same Tea Party story is playing out in New Hampshire, Colorado, Nevada,  Florida : because government is about the people and not about a party or an indefinitely ruling elite. 

This is not the story that the MSM should be covering. It's not about the GOP. It's about the American people and what they want their government to look like - not what it looked like in the past

Now, I'm not saying that we should all jump on the bandwagon for any candidate that slaps a Don't Tread On Me sticker onto their bumper. It's necessary that we vet our candidates and do it well before we exercised our most sacred privilege and THROW THE BUMS OUT!

Stand Tall Patriots,