Monday, October 15, 2012

Vice-Presidential Debate - #4296 - No More Reaching Across the Aisle, Please..... American Thinker (2) U.S. Households Face $3,446 Tax Increase from Fiscal Cliff - Newsmax (3) Reminder: Oil and Gas Production Just Keep Falling Under President Obama - Hot Air

Finally an article that expresses my frustration with the term "reaching across the aisle." We did not send the current group of Freshmen to the U.S. House GOP to compromise the values, liberty and freedoms that our Founding Fathers provided in the Constitution, to a party that has become a radicalize clone of its former foundation. Please read.....
No More Reaching Across the Aisle Please, ......... American Thinker - But for this viewer, the most annoying moment of all in this debate was Ryan's attempt to prove that he and Romney have a better track record of "reaching across the aisle" than Obama/Biden. There is indeed an aisle in modern American politics. On one side of it are men and women who, at least nominally, represent the cause of liberty, the principles of economic freedom, and the rejection of Marxist class hatred. On the other side is a faction that is heartily endorsed by the Communist Party USA, that actively supports the destruction of property rights, that advocates socialized medicine, that demonizes the prosperous (while hypocritically taking good care of its cronies), and that is proudly turning the Middle East over to the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization dedicated to the undermining of Western civilization and the institution of a global caliphate. The only justification for reaching across that aisle is to pull the occasional spiritual defector from the socialist mob across to safety on the side of reason. Republicans meeting the left halfway has been a contributing cause in most of what has gone so horribly wrong in America. And with the Democrat side of the aisle forever receding farther to the left, that compromising "halfway" point is inexorably shifting away from the side of freedom, rationality, individualism, and plain decency......More freedom, not more government, is the answer to today's political and cultural ills. Paul Ryan is very capable of making this case. He should make it, fearlessly.  Read more........

U.S. Households Face $3,446 Tax Increase from Fiscal Cliff - Newsmax - U.S. households are facing an average tax increase of $3,446 in 2013 if Congress doesn’t avert the so- called fiscal cliff, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center said in a study released today. The top 1 percent of households face some of the largest tax increases in 2013 and would see their after-tax incomes fall by 10.5 percent if Congress does nothing. That would translate to an average tax increase of $120,537 for that group. A typical middle-income household earning between about $40,000 and $60,000 would face a tax increase of about $2,000. After the Nov. 6 election, Congress is scheduled to return to Washington to debate the automatic spending cuts and tax increases starting in January unless lawmakers act. For calendar year 2013, taxes would increase by $536 billion, or about 20 percent. “This is a very large tax increase,” Donald Marron, the center’s director, told reporters in Washington today. If Congress does nothing, tax rates on income, capital gains, dividends and estates would increase, and the alternative minimum tax would spread to 21.7 million households, up from 4 million this year.  Read more.......

Reminder Oil and Gas Production Just Keep Falling Under President Obama - Hot Air -In reality, data shows that oil and gas production is actually falling on federal lands. Offshore oil production was the lowest since 2008, and natural gas production on federal lands was the lowest since 2003. Coal production on federal lands has fallen as well. Coal production was the lowest since 2006. Energy Information Administration also reports that 2011 had the highest average price for gasoline in U.S. history, and 2009-2011 has seen the highest average real electricity prices since the early 1990s. What the record shows is that energy production is happening in spite of the president’s polices, not because of them. Instead, the federal government’s policy has been to restrict access to the 2.46 billion acres of onshore and offshore energy lands—lands that hold the greatest untapped resource potential—thereby denying their use to the people who own these resources.  Read more.......

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