I don’t know who comes up with the idea to actually take this poll, but I suppose we all have different expectations of God and his role in our lives.

See the CNN article here.

The debt ceiling debate is a political charade. Democrats are simply doing what they’ve previously done. The threat about a government shutdown is an empty political bluff. No reasonable person can claim the government hasn’t acquired too much debt. So, extending the debt limit means the government’s credit card doesn’t run dry.

This opinion of the debt ceiling debate sounds like a synopsis of the Rush Limbaugh Program. But it’s not. Actually, California Rep. Pete Stark provided this analysis of the debt ceiling debate. And just so there are no misconceptions, let’s affirm that Rep. Stark has no political commonality with Limbaugh.  Read more

‘Apple has more cash than the federal government’

Who’s ready for iAmerica?

As the BBC has reported, the software company Apple has more cash on hand than the United States federal government, according to the company’s financial records.

Let me just get this straight, Republicans pass a bill that has popular support and Democrats refuse to even bring it up for a vote. So the logical thing for Republicans to do then is to scramble and offer up another more compromising bill while still trying to wrangle up votes so that the Democrats can reject it AGAIN? Democrats are chuckling to themselves on the sidelines, elbowing each other and asking “Is this really happening?”

This gives me flashbacks to the 1st grade when I kept asking my teacher to go to the bathroom during class and she kept denying me. One side kept offering up a solution to a problem and the other side kept saying no. The solution was for the best interest of both parties yet my teacher for some odd reason refused. Guess how the story ends; I did the only logical thing to do and went right there. Congress will share the same fate, no one wins.
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Seriously folks, more often than any other pundit, Peggy Noonan pitches a tent in my head, steals my ideas and writes brilliant columns. Her latest is exactly what I would have said, only more betterer.

Noonan: They’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

If we were actually serious about eliminating the national debt, we need to stop adding to the deficit.

John Stossel, Chris Edwards from the Cato Institute, and Stuart Butler from the Heritage Foundation have put together a list of cuts that would balance the budget today and partially address social security and medicare for the future, which are the most significant long-term budget and deficit issues.

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You do not have the votes because the constituents of the members of Congress do not agree with the bill you are attempting to pass.

So what do you do? They call it compromise. It is also known as “the way things are done in Washington”.

However, in plain language, this practice is nothing more than buying votes. In still plainer language, this is bribery, illegal everywhere but in the halls of our lawmakers. Obamacare would not have passed without it and neither will John Boehner’s debt ceiling bill. Politico reports:
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Down goes Tigger!

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Is there something wrong with the water in D.C.? Senator Ensign, Congressman Lee, Congressman Weiner, and now Congressman Wu have all resigned for sex related accusations his year. Just to make sure we all still have our sanity allow me to state THIS IS NOT NORMAL! To put in perspective how rare resignation is for a representative from Oregon, nearly twice as many Representatives from Oregon have died in office than resigned.

The allegations arose when an 18 year old woman sent a message to Wu’s district office accusing him of “aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior.” Even before these horrible allegations, Wu’s sanity has been questioned. During his close re-election campaign in 2010 Wu’s staff demanded the congressman seek psychiatric treatment because they were concerned about his odd, frantic, and erratic behavior. This erratic behavior includes dressing up as the world’s creepiest tiger for no apparent reason. Doesn’t this guy seem like the worst possible boss ever? Actually, it turns out that many of his staffers quit on him during the 2010 election.
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When the government makes it too difficult to work or create jobs, eventually it becomes not worth the risk of opening a business. Ronnie Bryant is one such example. His short speech was recorded at a public meeting in Birmingham on July 20, 2011 by David McElroy.

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Goremy has been hilariously rapping about living in the DC area for a few years now. He just put up his newest video on the debt ceiling. Funny enough, Goremy’s satirical message is right on point; the comedy displayed by his character in this video highlights the immaturity of our politicians during this debt ceiling crisis and why we so desperately need spending cuts and reform. Enjoy!

Putting aside all the mind-numbing numbers, plans, variations, approaches, and proposals, the overriding question is this: Is President Obama’s main goal to reduce the deficit and cap the debt limit, or is his main goal to use the current circumstance as an opportunity to gain a highly-visible political advantage with the American electorate?

Accusations are flying back and forth about whether either side can say “yes” to anything, whether the “goal posts have been moved” after the game is already underway, all kinds of statements that are counter-productive if both sides are negotiating in good faith towards the same objective.

That is the key phrase: “Negotiating in good faith towards the same objective.”

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Thomas Sowell preaches the gospel on the national debt non-ceiling (via Mark Perry).

The national debt-ceiling law should be judged by what it actually does, not by how good an idea it seems to be. The one thing that the national debt-ceiling has never done is to put a ceiling on the rising national debt. Time and time again, for years on end, the national debt-ceiling has been raised whenever the national debt gets near whatever the current ceiling might be.

Regardless of what it is supposed to do, what the national debt-ceiling actually does is enable any administration to get all the political benefits of runaway spending for the benefit of their favorite constituencies — and then invite the opposition party to share the blame, by either raising the national debt ceiling, or by voting for unpopular cutbacks in spending or increases in taxes.

The Obama administration is a classic example. When all its skyrocketing spending bills were being rushed through Congress without even being read, the Democrats had such overwhelming majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives that Republicans had all they could do to get a word in edgewise — even though their words had no chance of stopping, or even slowing down, the spending of trillions of dollars.
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The Iowa GOP has set the ballot for one of the first milestones of the 2012 Republican nomination battle, the Ames Straw Poll, which will be held on August 13th at Iowa State University.

The poll will include the six candidates who bought space at the event, as well as three candidates who are not participating in the straw poll, but are declared candidates for the nomination.
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With the campaigns of Pawlenty, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Santorum, and Roemer all faltering, the Republican field looks to be slimming down early this year. Each of these candidates have a small loyal following but have had trouble spreading their message. Romney and Bachman are gaining traction while Ron Paul has surprised some. The nomination is still wide open for a late entry like Rick Perry or Rudy Giuliani though. Something still feels missing though…

Introducing Paul Vasquez for president! Otherwise known as “The double rainbow guy,” Paul is using Votocracy, a Facebook application which helps start your own presidential campaign. So far Paul has 50 supporters, disappointing if you consider his YouTube video has 30 million views. This guy can’t be kept down though. Paul lives in a trailer park and his main hobby is organic farming, yet he became an internet sensation overnight. We all have seen how quickly he can garner support, its just a matter of time before this guy becomes a contender!
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Jon Huntsman appears to be early on the same path as Newt Gingrich.

Only a month into his run for the Presidency, his campaign manager has quit.

Do not worry Jon. You never had a chance anyway. But I’m sure you will go on simply to harass your mortal enemy, the seed of your jealousy and current leader of the Derby, Mitt Romney.

Isn’t is ironic–almost a perfect metaphor for the country’s outlook and attitude–that the Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down today, ending NASA’s manned space flight program for the foreseeable future.

The Shuttle program began in April 1981, just after President Reagan took office. His Presidency was a breath of fresh air after the ‘malaise’ of the Carter years, with the Iranian hostages and the economic quagmire of ‘stagflation,’ gas lines, and the oil crisis.

The Shuttle’s initial flight seemed to symbolize the country’s re-discovered confidence and optimism, as we reached for the heavens once again.

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So much for ‘freedom of the press’.

This episode makes the President look like Joseph Paine.

According to the liberal media, if you do not have a degree in economics, you are just not smart enough to understand the complexity of the issues, while the media obviously does–duh!

And when it turns out you do have a degree in economics, well, that doesn’t matter anyway, if you disagree with media! Check out this exchange between MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer and Alabama Republican Congressman Mo Brooks.

MSNBC. All comedy, all the time.

If there were an elephant in your swimming pool would you need to call attention to it? An elephant is difficult to miss and impossible to intentionally ignore. So the problem isn’t in realizing the elephant’s presence, but in removing it from the pool. Federal debt presents a similar predicament, dominating an economy like an elephant does a swimming pool. The question is what can be done about the debt elephant? Read more