The Washington Post babbled again today about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this nonsense. So once more, a short civics lesson.
Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.
Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009 as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011.
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Hey Tea Party!! Aren't we supposed to be holding our elected officials accountable? I have tried calling the offices of my elected officials in DC, but am continuously told there are no town halls scheduled. How many vacations, or recesses, has congress had since the 2010 election? Maybe I didn't know about it, but how many town halls have we had in this area since the 2010 election cycle?
"They" need to come before us on a regular basis. By not "encouraging" them to come before…Continue
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On September 11, 2001, America was attacked by evil men who hated what we stood for. And what do we stand for?
We stand for Freedom.
One of the heroes of 9/11 was Todd Beamer. …Continue
As suggested I attended the City Council meeting on ETHICS?? -I was shocked to learn that
this commission has been in the works for some time--The shock was that it would take this much
time to determine what the commission would do. The time I spent was a complete waste as are
all so called public input meetings.No one is listening or gives two hoots in hell as to what the citizens
who the council consider boobs-are…Continue
Last week I wrote an email to the managing editor of the Florida Times-Union, Frank Denton, daring him to allow Billie to become a weekly columnist with the newspaper. I told him that if they are going to continually bash Billie and all things FCTP, they should at least be willing to give her equal time. I told him that I would share his reply with my fellow tea-partiers. Notice that he mentions national conservative columnists (that has nothing to do with the local bashing of the T-U of…Continue
My husband and I lived in Houston, Texas during the oil crisis in the late 70's and early 80’s. We were a young married couple living the good life. We had just purchased our first home and our first baby was on her way.
We finally had enough money to also purchase a second car. We were excited and looked forward to a new chapter in our marriage. We had been married…Continue
Our outgoing Mayor has proposed to the tune of over $6 million of our tax dollars that we the taxpayers buy Everbank's relocation of 800 employees to one of Downtown's vacant highrises. The funds of which $2.75 million goes directly into Everbank's hands to pay for quote "leasing costs" come from JEDC. When JEDC was founded, (1996 I believe) it was specifically stated that these funds would not be used to attract companies to relocate from one section of Jacksonville to another. I work…Continue
Good morning First Coast Tea Party members and supporters. Today is a great day for the tea party movement. We’re bringing you sunshine in a world that seems to have lost its way.
We have recently come off a very “taxing” local mayoral and city council races. We worked side by side with our members to help our candidates in their campaigns. We…Continue
Yesterday Gov. Scott signed into law the requirement that welfare recipients undergo drug testing to receive government funds. The usual suspects, including the ACLU, have come out in opposition and vow to challenge the law in court. I don't usually offer political advice to Democrats but I will in this instance.
Instead of their knee jerk opposition to the law, Democrats should come out and say that the new law does not go far enough and that no one who…Continue