Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Democratic Leadership In Congress Refuse to Pass a Budget Before Nov Elections

In an effort to give cover to those Congressmen and Senators who are locked into difficult reelection races, the Democratic leadership of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House and Hary Reid, Senate Majority Leader, have chosen not to pass a budget this year.  Instead they have decided that a “budget enforcement resolution” rather than a traditional budget resolution.  This half measure was chosen so that members wouldn't have to justify votes for yet another record deficit and spending bill
The enforcement resolution is being used instead of a full-fledged budget resolution because rank-and-file Democrats did not want to vote for a budget resolution that would show large deficits, particularly in an election year marked by worries about the nation’s fiscal solvency.

This is why we as a nation must not reelect any incumbents this fall.  By doing so, we can send a strong message that continuing to do "business as usual" will not longer be tolerated. 
The budget document, however, doesn’t say what policies Congress should enact to reach that out-year goal, something past budget resolutions have done. Instead, it relies on the White House fiscal commission, a bipartisan panel looking at tax, spending and entitlement policies, to come up with a plan to reach their target by 2015.  This year’s deficit is projected by the Congressional Budget Office to be $1.5 trillion, or 10 percent of gross domestic product. A budget balanced except for payments on the debt is about 3 percent of GDP.
The president's "bipartisan panel" is widely viewed by most Americans as a cover to justify a round massive tax increases that would "spread the wealth around.'

The founding fathers of the US Constitution never envisioned professional legislators who sat in Congress for decades, but would instead have "citizen legislators" who would to to the capital, do what needed to be done...then return home and resume their lives.  What we have now, is a class of professional politicians who find it very easy to spend someone else's money by the bucketfull and when faced with the possibility of not being reelected because record spending and deficits, have chosen to defer passing a budget.
“Facing a record deficit and a tidal wave of debt, House Democrats decided it was politically inconvenient to put forward a budget and account for their fiscal recklessness,” said Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), the top Republican on the House Budget Committee. “With no priorities and no restraints, the spending, taxing, and borrowing will continue unchecked for the coming fiscal year.”

Remember November and RE-ELECT NO ONE!

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