03 December 2010


Now that the mid-term elections are over, I think there are many who think the work is done now that most of the incumbent Democrats have been voted out.  This was the biggest shift in political power since the '30's.  Yes, this was a major victory for mainstream America and the death knell for Obama's socialist agenda.  We The People sent a very loud and clear message that we want the current policies of runaway deficit spending and the push for a Socialist America to stop.

But the work isn't done, and we can't afford to sit back and relax now.  Instead, we should ramp up our efforts and keep the pressure on.  I have been telling people for months that if the incumbent Democrats are voted out, then the Obama administration and other left wingnut Democrats in Congress would try to do as much damage as possible before the newly elected Congress people take office in January 2011.

Now, here it is.  According to an ARTICLE in the Huffington Post that appeared October 29, 2010, Senate Temporarily-Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would bring the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act up for a vote in the Senate after the November elections regardless of whether or not the Dems kept their majority or not.  I think what he was really saying was what I said: do as much damage as possible before his leftist cronies leave office.  Senator Reid, like the rest of us, knew months ahead of time there was going to be a huge shift in political power after the mid-terms that would result in the left losing control of Congress. 

What the DREAM Act says in a nutshell (pun intended) is that a child that enters the U. S. ***illegally*** and has been here for at least five years cannot be denied higher education (taxpayer funded) benefits  and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security could stop the deportation process of a qualifying illegal alien if they are enrolled in college.  You can just imagine the fraud possibilities there to get around Federal law - enroll in 1 class, nothing in the DREAM act says they have to be attending, get to stay here after breaking the law to get here.  Nice. (SOURCE)

Now we have the Senate passage of S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act.  The way this bill is WORDED, the main thing that will be in danger in the immediate future will be the food co-ops and the Amish.  As I have posted about before, the Federal government and some state governments have been attacking food co-ops and the Amish. Down the road, one person with the FDA has the power to issue new regulations without Congressional (We The People's) approval.

Two Georgia senators, SENATOR SAXBY CHAMBLISS and SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON helped write the original legislation. So, my wife wrote to Senator Isakson and I wrote to Senator Chambliss.  They both wrote back and interestingly enough voted against the final passage of the bill.  They both responded that the way the bill was originally written, it was to improve the FDA's ability to ensure food safety. 

Here is what Senator Isakson said which is basically what Senator Chambliss said too:

"On November 30, 2010, S.510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, passed the Senate by a vote of 73-25.  While I was an original cosponsor of S.510, I voted against final passage of the Senate bill.  In several last minute changes made behind closed doors, Senate Democrats added numerous costs, and numerous new regulations that will require more government employees and a lot more government intervention.  To add insult to injury, Senators were then denied the opportunity to offer amendments to improve the bill during the debate on the Senate floor.  In essence, the modified bill was no longer a good piece of legislation."

They both also expressed concerns about not having "an open and transparent conference with the House of Representatives before the final bill is sent to the President for his signature."

"Behind closed doors" . . . sound familiar? That's been going on with the Democratic majority in this Congress since Obama took office - backroom deals, votes at 3:00 a. m., secret meetings.  

And now, Obama is delaying his Hawaiian vacation to try and raise your taxes. (SOURCE 1) (SOURCE 2)

So again, whatever happened to "95% of Americans will actually receive a tax cut?"  Us 95%ers would like to know although we all know the answer to that one.

The soon-to-exit Democrats are intent on doing as much damage as they possibly can before they have to leave in January.  We must keep the pressure on to stop this.  

Those of you who have lame duck Democrats representing you in Congress should be e-mailing them about things like this.  While they don't have anything to lose personally at this point since they have already lost their seats, they now must think about what is best for their party and voting against the will of their constituents isn't it.  More of them will be coming up for re-election in 2012.  If we remain silent as we have over the past few weeks, the results will be disastrous.  Our fight to stop the destruction of our freedoms and way of life isn't over . . . it's just begun.

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Obama says "everyone's gonna have to have skin in the game" in terms of sacrifice. Again! THE only ones NOT sacrificing ANYTHING are the stinking government!
Many of us have literally nothing left to sacrifice. Can't tighten belts when there's no more room on the belt for a new notch.
Dirk, I know you have and I have and some of us have been telling this, practically screaming this since last year and longer. I was warning people BEFORE Obama was elected that he would (with help of his socialist/marxist friends) impliment things which would kill this country.
Some folks may have awoken finally-which is good, but like you said, it is far from time to sit back and kick our feet up.
The progressives out of Spite(and I wrote about this back in February) will keep on passing destructive, EVIL legislation in the middle of the night, on Christmas or New Year's Eves or any other time they can get people's attention diverted.
Yes, I said EVIL. I am convinced that these people know exactly what they are doing to the economy, and our national security. While the White Grandma who used to be a nun is getting felt up before she flies to see the grand kids, how many Iranians, Syrians and terrorists are waved on through? While Willie Nelson gets busted at the border for 6 oz. of pot, God only knows how many drug cartels are at the same time murdering ranchers, or how many Iranians carrying WMD across the open southern border?! Dream act my butt. A dream maybe for the millions of ILLEGALs and the democrats who will have perpetual voters- but a nightmare to the rest of the country. Oh I could go on and on, I am so sick but I'll spare you all of it Dirk.
This FDA thing has me watching though too- as we've been growing veggies in our gardens for the past couple of years to put food on the table, and to help out a few of our friends who are also not able to make ends meet. will we get fines or shut down? Most likely some day. And then there is the whole evil leftist mantra about how unemployment benefits are stimulating the economy because people spend them right away. OH YAY!!! the insurance company, phone and electric company and wal mart are thriving because we're spending those checks! Don't get me started on those oh so compassionate leftists who claim republicans are mean for taking the unemployment benefits away just before Christmas- because yeah, I was going to spend the 3 dollars we had left this month at TIFFANYS and SACS!! How dare they!
Well, we are out of our benefits now, and just as we were when Michael was first layed off- all he wants, all WE want is a JOB!!!! No more welfare!!!!
I'm sorry Dirk, I'll stop now. Lord this is hard. God bless and thank you so much for warning folks the way you have for so long. Please keep at it!!!