December 29, 2010
NYC Letter: Must Madam Speaker Ask You Twice?
MERRY CHRISTMAS! +4
Day 707 of CHOPE
Before you get stated, Madam Speaker asks that you don't. Do not read this for background. Having not read that, Madam Speaker further asks that you continue not reading below.
After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.
December 27, 2010 (CNSNews) - The federal government has accumulated more new debt -- $3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29) -- during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury. That equals $10,429.64 in new debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.
In fact, the 111th Congress not only has set the record as the most debt-accumulating Congress in U.S. history, but also has out-stripped its nearest competitor, the 110th, by an astounding $1.262 trillion in new debt. ... The $3.22 trillion in new federal debt run up during the 111th Congress exceeds by 64 percent the $1.957 trillion in new debt run up during the 110th.
Democrats controlled both the House and Senate in the 110th and 111th Congresses.
That reminds us.
Elect us, hold us accountable, and make a judgment and then go from there.
encouraging voting bigger and bigger
Democrat majorities to Congress
MOUNTAIN VIEW October 28, 2008 (ABC/KGO)
Time to make a judgment. [A commotion, shouts. The door bursts open. The keypad is wrested from our...] Hey! Brendan Daly here. I am or was the spokesperson for Madam Speaker. I just want to jump in here. Do you know there are hundreds, thousands of funny cartoons on the Web? Here's one. Here's another. Funny. Or click over here. Ha ha. Madam Speaker loves the cartoons. More funny stuff. Let's click away from this boring blog! [Pause followed by surprise.] Are you still here? Why are you reading this? Go away! Don't have me have the FCC come over there and put its foot up your... [A blow. A thud.]
Now, where were we? Ah. That election.
Mr. Obama: This is something that I think every President needs to go through because the responsibilities of this office are so enormous and so many people are depending on what we do, and in the rush of activity, sometimes we lose track of the ways that we connected with folks that got us here in the first place. And that’s something that -- now, I’m not recommending for every future President that they take a shellacking like they -- like I did last night. (Laughter.)
And the holding accountable.
[Fifty-two] Democratic House incumbents, most elected in 2006 or 2008, lost their seats. The departing Democrats are, as one in their ranks put it, "Obama's Orphans." So many of them cast vote after vote for the president's program. They were then left at the side of the road while history moved by. ... But the president's accomplishments were possible only because a group of younger, largely unsung politicians -- the infantry of political change -- refused to think only about polls, politics and their personal ambitions. Obama's Orphans deserve to take a bow.
Take a bow. Scram.
And the judgement.
Nancy Pelosi flew home to California for Christmas on a private military jet. She will return to Washington in two weeks as just another seat number on a commercial flight.
Stop reading. Watch the cartoons.Posted by Damian at December 29, 2010 06:45 AM