Reid Tables Bill to Fund Government, Refuses to Come to Table with Republicans
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Monday, September 30, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to block consideration of the House-passed Continuing Resolution to avoid a government shutdown.
“Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had the opportunity this afternoon to avert a government shutdown. Instead, he chose to kill the House’s bill to keep government open, a deliberate act to move towards a government shutdown. This is no surprise. After the House acted Saturday night, Sen. Reid refused to call the Senate back to service, instead leaving senators at home on vacation while a shutdown loomed. And he has apparently advised the President not to meet with House and Senate leaders of both parties. Harry Reid wants a shutdown, because, sadly, Democrats are putting politics above the needs of the American people. The New York Times explained why: because, as the Democrats believe “now is the time to break the power of Tea Party Republicans.”
"This is exactly the kind of DC-based thinking that makes Americans disdain Washington, DC. Democrats need to listen to the people and start working for the millions of Americans who are losing their jobs, wages, and healthcare benefits because of Obamacare. This is not a debate over a government shutdown; it’s a debate about how Obamacare is plaguing our economy. I will continue working to make sure the government stays open and Americans receive the same benefits as giant corporations and Congress under Obamacare. Until then, I hope the American people will continue to speak out against this disastrous, train wreck of a law and make DC listen."
The millennials have enjoyed a bizarre coming of age.
Attachment parented to the point of being unable to function, these young
adults have partied and sexted their way through high school and college – taking
full advantage of taxpayer- induced sex education hooking up at whim.
Their rooms are littered with printed semi-naked selfies,
Apple products, bongs masquerading as lamps, rainbow flags and participation
trophies. Despite their 6+ year undergraduate degree (paid for by the
bank of mom and dad) they have boomeranged back into their parents' house, unable to
afford rent on a part-time barista’s hourly wage.
Of course, they are disappointed that they can’t find a job
with their African Diaspora Study major, yet simultaneously relieved that they
don’t have to get up that early. In order to perpetuate the myth that the
little darlings are not quite ready for prime time, the psychological community
is giving them “scientific” justification to continue to do nothing.
Child psychologists in England are now being told adolescence
no longer ends when people hit 18, according to updated guidelines. The
initiative was launched to delay adolescence up to 25 years old so that “children”
will stop feeling “rushed” and “pressured” out of childhood and forced to meet key
milestones of maturity. This new directive was propelled by biological research
indicating that brain development and some
hormonal changes continue past the age of 18.
Kate Fallon, general secretary of the Association of Educational
Psychologists told The UK Daily Mail: “Emotional development doesn’t just stop when we turn 18
and young people must be able to develop at their own pace and have access to
appropriate support if they need it. The
decision to extend access to child psychologists to the age of 25 is a welcome
one, as are the terms of the Children and Families Bill that will give young
people with the most complex needs a legal right to specialist support,
including to educational psychologists, to the age of 25. But, however welcome,
it is important that the resources are in place to meet what will be an increase
in demand for such services.”
It’s 2013 and Peyton Manning seems to get better and
better. He is #1 ranked passer - leading
in yards passed, touchdowns thrown and a 75% completion rating. No interceptions so far. His Quarterback
Rating is 138 (past the perfect score of 126).
Peyton's father was legendary quarterback Archie Manning who was
not only drafted by the NFL but was also offered a spot in professional baseball
– with the Atlanta Braves.
Peyton’s mama was Homecoming Queen at Ole Miss in 1970.
Peyton weighed in at over 12 pounds at birth.
Peyton is actually a middle child.
Peyton grew up in a home built in 1853 in New Orleans.
Peyton is a sports trivia buff.
Peyton’s older bro also played football but had to give
it up after he was diagnosed with a rare
disease called spinal stenosis.
Peyton was QB of the varsity team as a sophomore in high
Peyton was heavily recruited by famous colleges - Michigan,
Florida State, Notre Dame, Mississippi, and Tennessee, where he landed.
Manning was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society in 1997.
Peyton was runner- up for the Heisman Trophy.
Peyton is known for
his hyperactive pre-snap line dance that includes strange audibles,
making funny faces and waving his arms.
Peyton’s nickname is "The Sheriff".
Manning uses a rare form of Gaelic at
the line of scrimmage learned this from
his older brother Cooper. Peyton also uses food names for calls.
Tom Brady (QB for the New England Patriots)
said about Peyton, "To me, he's the greatest of all time.”
Peyton and his wife have twins.
On game day Peyton ALWAYS eats two
pieces of grilled chicken, a bowl of pasta with marinara sauce, a plain baked
potato, a side of broccoli, and Gatorade –no matter what time of day it is.
Lakim Faust was indicted by a grand jury on 4 counts of
attempted murder for shooting four people near a Greenville, SC Wal-Mart shopping center. Apparently Lakim was
there to only shoot white people. Initially it was reported that Faust was
Lakim Faust had more than 100 rounds of ammunition when he
started shooting at only white people who were standing outside at a law firm
and a shopping center in June. Three of the four people wounded in the shooting
suffered permanent and debilitating injuries, according to the indictments.
Details of those injuries were not specified.
Faust, 23 was shot by police but has recovered and is in prison as the trial
The "Axis of Evil" - Planned
Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the ACLU of Texas - filed a
federal lawsuit against some provisions of the Texas omnibus abortion law that
state senator Wendy Davis tried to block with her infamous filibuster. Davis (aka “Abortion
Barbie”) achieved national notoriety forcing a special session to pass the bill
(among others) with her pink sneaker antics, costing the Texas taxpayer $1
million for an additional special session on a bill that was guaranteed to pass despite her efforts.
focuses on restrictions on the so-called medication abortion and the specific regulations in the law, but does
not address the part of the law banning abortion past 20 weeks – they know they
do not have a legal leg to stand on for abortions from 5th to 9th
months of pregnancy.
restrictions require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital
less than 30 miles away. The lawsuit argues that women will be harmed by
this and that it violates “ Plaintiffs’ and their patients’ rights guaranteed
by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.”
abortion provision of the law requires following FDA protocol to prescribe the
abortion pill – the plaintiffs argue that there is a lower dose version with
fewer side effects.
Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation said this: “I grew up in
Texas and learned pretty early on that women only got what they fought for, I
think folks in the state have never fought harder.”
An Iranian with
Belgian citizenship was reportedly detained by Israeli security at Ben-Gurion International Airport on
September 11. It is believed that the man detained is an agent for Iran’s Revolutionary
named Ali Mansouri who was sent to spy on American interests inside Israel.
used an alias “Alex Mans” and he was photographing the US Embassy in Tel Aviv. A
search discovered that Mansouri was found with photographs of the US embassy
and other sites. Mansouri indicated he was promised $1 million in to spy and
described how he was recruited by the special operations unit of the
Revolutionary Guards. It was not his first trip to Israel.
A member of the prime
minister’s delegation to New York said Sunday that the arrest was proof that
Iranian attempts at detente with the West had not changed its actions on the
“At a time when Iran is
trying to get closer to the US, it sent an agent to try to gather intelligence
in order to carry out a terror attack against the American Embassy in Israel,”
the official said. “This is just one further example of Iran’s policy of
doublespeak and further proof that Iran’s words do not match its actions.”
Meanwhile Iran is playing Obama like a fiddle with overtures
of friendship and promises to negotiate with an attitude of "peace through
flexibility" whatever that means. While Kerry and Obama fumble around,
trying to get the Iranian President's attention, the Iranian Revolutionary
Guard is planning a terrorist attack on our embassy in Israel.
While Republicans dither on which way is the best way to
stop Obamacare (hint: listen to Sen. Ted Cruz) and then steel themselves for budget
and debt ceiling battles the largest problem goes largely ignored. The elephant is the room is, and will always be,
entitlements - particularly Social Security. Our system will go bust by 2035,
if not sooner. In 2012 Social Security
cost 22% of the federal budget.
Sadly, at this point
there is no REAL PROOF of any actual assets being reserved to pay the benefits
of future retirees. The Social Security trust fund contains nothing more than
IOUs in the form of special issue U.S. Treasury bonds, and according to the
Heritage Foundation these IOUS are only viable once “…the federal government
can repay only though higher taxes, massive borrowing, or massive cuts in other
There is hope, however. We have a model that works and works
well on the South American continent – Chile. In 1981, Chile Labor Minister Jose Pinera replaced the
country's bankrupt social security system (very similar to our current plan) with a system of private accounts set up to
take existing tax dollars from workers’ paychecks and allow the individual to
control investments with a program run by private corporations.
The result? A new Dictuc
study proved that Chile's private pensions over three decades have yielded
returns SIX TIMES higher than what workers got under Chile's old social
security system. The same system based on the U.S. Model.
The liberals’ big objection to switching to a system similar
to Chile’s privatized program is that it would be “too risky.” Except for the
fact that the study proved saving for retirement through the market is actually
far less dangerous than relying on the government for pensions.
Data also showed that
workers earned an 8.7% compound rate of return above inflation over a period of
32 years from the 10% of their salaries put away.
Thirty nations have copied Chile’s system. Why don’t we?