Well, then, why do you have one? https://t.co/3hTIvJWbMu
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 6, 2019
by Jenny Beth MartinDear Mr. President,
You were elected President in 2016 largely on the basis of your promise to “drain the swamp.” Those who voted for you did so in the belief that you would be the first president in their lifetimes to actually follow through on his promise to end business as usual in Washington.Since taking power almost two years ago, you have done your best to live up to that promise. You have succeeded in changing the way Washington works in many ways, and you have given hope to the tens of millions who supported your 2016 campaign that better days are, in fact, ahead.
But on one crucial campaign promise, you have not yet succeeded in bending Washington to your will.
I refer, of course, to your demand for funding to construct a secure physical barrier along the southwest border.
You are, of course, absolutely correct in insisting that construction of a wall be funded. Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.
Don’t say this can’t happen – That’s what they said about ObamaCare.by Betsy McCaughey
Would you rather show up at work on time or stretch out on the sofa and watch TV? Stupid question. Most people punch a clock out of necessity. But progressive Democrats want to make work optional, and to guarantee a slew of benefits to everyone, whether they get off the couch or not. It’s a slap in the face to America’s workforce [bold type, mine].
Some 70 Democrats in the House of Representatives — more than one-third of the party’s representatives — endorsed a plan on Thursday to outlaw private health insurance and force all Americans into a government-run system. Let’s be clear. This plan is not about helping the needy. The plan would rip away medical coverage from half of all Americans, including the 157 million who get their insurance the old-fashioned way — earning it through a job. The plan, dubbed “Medicare for All,” would prohibit employers — even giant companies that self-insure — from covering workers, retirees or their families.
Union workers with gold-plated health benefits would have to give them up and settle for the same coverage as people who refuse to work at all. Why work?
Apparently, the Democratic Party no longer believes in work.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration is taking the opposite route — beefing up work incentives. Last Thursday, the president’s Council of Economic Advisers revealed that about half of able-bodied adults who collect benefits, such as food stamps, housing aid or Medicaid, work zero hours, while the nation’s working stiffs pay the tab.
Why should people toil if they can get take it easy and get freebies instead? No wonder nearly 1 out of every 5 working-age adults collects these benefits. Dependence soared during the Obama administration, while workforce participation plummeted.
The Trump administration wants to reverse this grim trend. The administration is urging states to require able-bodied adults on Medicaid to do something — work, go to school, go to job training, get addiction treatment, take English as a second language or care for a family member. But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., bashes these efforts as “mean-spirited,” and left-wing advocacy groups are suing to stop them.
No surprise. After all, back in 2010, Dems sold Obamacare to a doubting public with the argument that it would allow them to quit their jobs in the “pursuit of happiness.” Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and health plan subsidies would liberate them, Pelosi promised. “Just think, if you could be a photographer, a writer,” instead of being locked in a job to get health coverage. The Congressional Budget Office warned that the Affordable Care Act would reduce the incentive to work. Astoundingly, Democrats considered that a positive. Read the rest of this article at creators.com.
Presenting the Left’s new narrative, “Open Borders for the Illegals and their families. If you want a Wall, you are a “Nazi Child Torturer”.The third world invasion of the West is relentless.
In Europe, the globalists want Islam as the one-world religion and so they continue to allow ‘migrants’ to pour in and change cultures. In America, we are told we are immoral for not letting children of lawbreakers reunite with their parents and come in without consequence. In effect, globalist politicians such as Pelosi are demanding open borders. They know open borders will allow more and more ‘refugees’ will pour in and demand free stuff.
No need for them to respect our country’s Constitution, laws or culture. No need for them to learn English and try to blend in and succeed when we’re giving them free stuff and services. They will vote for Democrats, and globalist socialism. They will vote to take away our guns. That’s all that matters to Pelosi’s ilk. Continue reading at grrrgraphics.com.
Look What Happens When You “Fillibuster” for Illegal Aliens
Michelle Malkin suggested a great way for the GOP to cap off Pelosi’s long speech in defense of “DREAMers” and promoting of DACA:
Dear @HouseGOP – Where are you? Every single one of Pelosi’s illegal alien DREAMer stories filling all this time should be countered w/stories of nightmares suffered by victims of illegal alien crime/amnesty/open borders-enabled jihad.
Get to work & get on the floor. https://t.co/wl2qGMFEWS
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 7, 2018
Hat tip: twitchy.com.
The following statement was released by Congressman Ted Yoho (R, FL) earlier this morning:
Yesterday in your Nation’s Capitol, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi grandstanded on the House floor for 8 hours, effectively preventing Members of the House from conducting their business on behalf of the American people. The citizens – the very people that have sent all Members of Congress to do the Nation’s business and keep government functioning – were forsaken for a group of people residing in our Nation illegally.
The important work that was to be completed included funding for our military, national security, disaster relief and more, but no. Mrs. Pelosi chose to place a greater value on illegal aliens rather than the legal, law abiding citizens who have elected not just her, but our entire body that makes up Congress.
It is a sad day for our Republic when any Member of Congress holds hostage critical funding for all of government over an issue such as amnesty for people here illegally. She has demanded a debate on amnesty; a debate that was agreed to over a week ago. What we witnessed yesterday was nothing more than a PR stunt – another sad example of party politics over Country.
What Nancy Pelosi did was an injustice for all Americans. Yes, our immigration policy is a disgrace but grandstanding for eight hours, stopping the House from funding our military or National security is an outrage.
I pray that perhaps someday Mrs. Pelosi and the party she leads will consider putting putting America and her citizens first and genuinely work with all colleagues to solve our Country’s many serious challenges instead of resorting to tawdry partisan politics.
Thank you, Ted Yoho for voting NO on the sickening Omnibus spending bill. You’ve proven time and time again that you truly represent We the People. It is sad that so many Republicans? sold us out and voted for this liberty-killing disaster.
Former rep Tom Tancredo (R CO) said it well earlier today: “Congress has adopted a 2016 federal budget that makes it official: The Republican Party and the Democrat Party have merged.”
And to those who supported Paul Ryan (T* WI) for Speaker, I have one question: How is that working out for you? Here’s the link to the complete House roll call vote. And if anybody’s wondering how Marco voted in the Senate: Don’t worry, he didn’t vote.
What do you give a billionaire who has everything and is running for president.
The Omnibus spending bill in Congress is over 2,000 pages and spends another $1.1 trillion we don’t have. A handful of members of Congress and their staffs, the White House and insider lobbyists wrote it over the past six weeks, and outside this small circle, no one had seen it until Wednesday.
In other words, business-as-usual in Washington again. Merry Christmas, Donald Trump.
Americans are sick and tired of the way Washington operates. Outsiders like Trump, Cruz, Carson and Paul are polling at two-thirds of the Republican presidential primary voters. Regardless of how reliable you believe the polling is, there is no doubt: Republicans voters are looking to change the Washington status quo.
In 2014, Americans entrusted Republicans with Senate and House majorities to stop the Obama agenda, but Republicans refused to get in the driver’s seat of Congress. Instead, they offer this back-room, bloated bill to hike spending by another $50 Billion. It is strongly supported by Obama, Pelosi, and Reid – and strongly opposed by nearly every major segment of the Republican Party. Continue reading at breitbart.com.