Friday, April 1, 2011

Continuing Revolution Rally - #2774 - VIDEO: Cut It or Shut It!': Tea Party Says No to Budget Compromise at DC Rally Today - (2) Despite Tea Party Screaming in GOP Ears, Boehner Signals Compromise on Budget Cuts - The Blaze (3) Fear of a Government Shutdown? American Thinker


'Cut It or Shut It!: Tea Party Says No to Budget Compromise at DC Rally - The Blaze - Jenny Beth Martin looked out on the rain-dampened crowd along Constitution Avenue and pointed over her shoulder at the Capitol. “They heard us, but they’re not listening!” Martin, a tea party leader, told members of the movement that helped put Republicans in charge of the House last November. The crowd booed.  Four months after the historic election, the populist force that helped drive Republicans to power is finding that its clout on Capitol Hill isn’t automatic. What brings you out today, one tea party member was asked. “Saving our country, obviously.” Sensitive talks over how many billions of dollars to cut from this year‘s federal budget have strayed far below the Republicans’ campaign promise to slash $100 billion. Rather than standing firm and allowing parts of the government to shut down until enough lawmakers came around, House Speaker John Boehner was doing exactly what the tea partiers thought they had elected Republicans to avoid: negotiating with President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats over spending cuts.  Read more......

Despite Tea Party Screaming in GOP Ears, Boehner Signals Compromise on Budget Cuts - Despite fresh pressure from tea party conservatives, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans “can’t impose our will” on the White House and Senate Democrats on legislation to cut tens of billions of dollars in federal spending.  At a news conference, Boehner, R-Ohio, denied Democratic suggestions that he has already agreed to jettison nearly half of the $61 billion in cuts passed by the House a month ago.  But as was the case with Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., earlier in the week, he did not say the demand to reduce spending by the full $61 billion was non-negotiable. “Our goal is to cut spending, not shut down the government,” he said.  Read more.......
Fear of a Government Shutdown? - American Thinker - Leading Democrats are hoping for a government shutdown over the budget, convinced they will be able to blame Republicans and score political points. The Democrats and Liberals in general pride themselves on always being the smartest people in the room. They claim to always be a step ahead of those Neanderthal conservatives who are stuck in the past, and as for those really dumb people in fly-over country -- well there's just no hope for them. Yet these same self-proclaimed movers and shakers are always reverting to a 70 year old tattered and threadbare political playbook and assume whatever may have worked to their benefit in the past will work again.......  In 1995 the unemployment rate was 5.6%; today, 9.0%. (Gallup has a more accurate reading of 10.0%). The U-6 unemployment rate was 9.9% today 17.0% (the U-6 unemployment rate counts not only people without work seeking full time employment but also marginally attached workers and those working part-time for economic reasons.) (Gallup shows that figure to be 19.0%) The unemployment rates are up 62 and 72% respectively. The federal budget deficit in 1995 was $172 billion; by the end of fiscal 2011 it will be nearly $1.65 Trillion. (adjusting for inflation: the annual deficit is up by 543%) The deficit as a percent of GDP in 1995 was 3.2% in 2011 it will be 11.3%.  Read more.......

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