Harry Reid, Democrat Senator from Nevada, if anyone doesn’t know that, has pulled the hugely bloated omnibus spending bill from the Senate floor tonight.
All one can say about that is “Praise the Lord”.
The insanity of a last minute Christmas Eve (remember last year’s holiday gift? ObamaCare), push to spend 1.3 trillion more is too unbelievable to believe, but there you have it. Desperation does strange things to people. I hear de-nial is NOT a river in Egypt. Think about it.
As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day with parades and barbecues, America’s veterans face a new tax on prosthetic limbs and other vital medical devices.
The health care overhaul passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama earlier this year contains a new tax on medical devices such as prosthetic limbs, pacemakers, and wheelchairs. This tax, which its proponents claim will raise $20 billion over the next ten years, contains no exemption for the nation’s 22 million veterans. In fact, Senate Democrats specifically refused to exempt veterans from the tax.
On March 24 2010, Senate Democrats rejected an amendment offered by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) to the healthcare bill. This amendment (SA 3644) would have prevented the medical device tax from hitting veterans covered by the Veterans Healthcare Program or TRICARE for Life. This amendment was rejected by a vote of 44-54. All but five Democrat senators voted in favor of retaining the tax for veterans.
Now I’m really hacked off.
My friend over at the Conservative Pup has a great post. In it she uses this photo…I had to borrow it. Go here to read her most excellent commentary.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
From White House.gov we find the salaries listing for the 469 staffers (not counting the 40 whatever czars). The total for this bloated White House staff for 2009 is $38,796,307.00.
Understand that Bush 43, in his second term, had a staff of 48 individuals
Source: Source Watch
Click on the title to read the rest of the post by John at Midknight Review.
And all caught on a hidden camera. James O’Keefe is at it again and good for him. Now we can all get a bird’s eye view of your tax dollars at work. And this is just one snapshot.
This is old news, but well worth watching again. Watch as Progressive Caucus member Maxine Waters makes a big whopper slip of the tongue….poor lady, she can’t even think of another word for socialism, but is left floundering until the alternative language comes out of her mouth. Unfortunately…take over of an oil company means the same thing! I’m reminded of a scripture that says…”Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Sometimes you just can’t hide it no more! See those around her getting a kick out of it too. Feel free to pass this one around “liberally”.