Please turn the #SchumerShutdown into something positive.
Please, press for an up-or-down vote on every issue.
Please, clean up the Senate and the House so every Senator has to go on the record about what he or she is voting for or against each and every vote.
- Needham: Shutdown Showdown Is Actually About Chain Migration, Not DACA
- The Imaginary Hispanic
- What is the “60 Vote Rule” in the Senate
- Democrats Amnesty Shutdown
- How Lawmakers Vote
- Issue Toolkit: Immigration
For the Utah transplant, Orrin Hatch, who built his retirement out of taxpayer pockets:
Don’t let the door hit your backside on the way out.
Take a look at Hatch’s Freedom Works Scorecard (only covers from 2005) to see how and when he chooses to be an alleged Republican. Of course, FreedomWorks, Conservative Review, and Heritage Action do not monitor the same bills so you really have to study each scorecard to see how and when he votes for a Republican vs Progressive agenda. (Note his 25% votes in 2007.)
The worst thing Orrin G. Hatch did, in 2017, was to not stand up for or with Senator Mike Lee when Mike stood his ground for the American people on HealthCare, quote:
“I don’t see him looking for a path to yes. It seems like he’s against everything right now,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). “That’s the way it looks to me.
In my opinion, Hatch exposed himself as an arrogant sellout employing that which seemed like sophistry to discredit Mike Lee. Hatch will always and forever pale in comparison to the indomitable statesman, Senator Mike Lee.
Orrin G. Hatch will, no doubt, relish in the accolades and praise from other RINO’s and progressives from his forty years reign in living out of taxpayer pockets. And no doubt, Mike Lee will be far more gracious towards Hatch in this retirement phase than Hatch deserves as an esteemed colleague.
There have been alleged tax plans and rumors of tax plans running rampant for weeks. Today there is a big whoop about the official tax plan however, it is worthy of a little whoop since there is still more to this marathon than shooting out of the starting blocks. There seems to be a severe overselling of the plan and I am hoping there will be enough support for it to keep a continued momentum to stomp excessive taxation and spending into the ground.
Begin here with Senator Mike Lee’s joint statement with Senator Marco Rubio:
Nov 02 2017
WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement Thursday in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX):
“We appreciate the hard work and countless hours our colleagues in the House have put into crafting this legislation. As we’ve long said, tax reform should be about making the code more pro-growth and pro-family. The House bill is an important step in the process.”
“The best way to provide real relief to working families is through a straightforward, significant, and permanent expansion of the child tax credit. We wish the House draft had done more on this front – preferably doubling the credit to $2,000 per child and expanding its applicability to payroll taxes. We look forward to working with our colleagues to make sure working families are moved to the front of the line in the Senate bill.”
Jun 27 2017
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement Wednesday after a procedural vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act was delayed:
“The first draft of the bill included hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the affluent, bailouts for insurance companies, and subsidies for lower-income Americans. But it ignored the middle-class families who have borne the brunt of Obamacare, and who have been left behind by both parties in Washington for too long. That’s why I opposed it. And it’s why I’m happy we postponed the vote today.”
“Republicans have an opportunity now to remember those forgotten Americans. We can rewrite our bill to bring down the price working families pay for health insurance – while still protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions. I look forward to working with my colleagues, and President Trump, to finally stand up and deliver for the middle class.”
“That lie is that the parliamentarian has said, ‘You cannot repeal Obamacare. You have to choose.’ And so the parliamentarian would not allow them to fully repeal Obamacare,” Glenn explained. There’s just one problem: The parliamentarian was never asked and, in fact, ruled they could take all of Obamacare or none of it.”
Listen to the radio broadcast begin here: https://youtu.be/fOnsH4rXWaU?t=19m12s or start at the 19min:12sec mark below:
Please be sure to watch all of the segments with Mark Levin:
MARK: I mean, when it comes to toasters and refrigerators and cars and so forth, we get to make those decisions. But when it comes to our own well-being and our own lifestyle — and I try to dig in — and, Glenn, you’re familiar with these things — I try to dig in and explain to people, cut through all the static, all the chatter that’s going on, on TV, and even some radio and so forth and understand more deeply what’s going on here, or we’re going to get caught in the weeds and we’ll never get out of the weeds. So that’s the purpose of the book.
There is absolutely no reason for Mitch McConnell or Paul Ryan to oppress Americans by withholding #FullRepeal.
Call them up and tell them to Full Repeal Obamacare if they really care about Americans and our right to our freedom to choose.
- Dean Heller becomes fifth Senate Republican to oppose GOP health care bill
- WITH SENATORS LIKE THESE, OBAMACARE REPEAL WAS ALWAYS A TEASE
- The Senate Health-Care Bill’s Needed Medicaid Reforms
- What the CBO Score Means for the Senate Health Care Bill
It appears the Obamarama Tactics are now being employed by the GOP Leadership. There seems to be an embracing of chaos happening as they work to “smirk and smile” while telling us they are acting to get things done…in a back room with no transparency.
Like #FullRepeal? ….Not.
Like #DefundPP? ...Not.
Like #NoAmnesty for #IllegalImmigrants? uh, looking like a NOT.
And now Ryan flapping his soup coolers on #TaxReform?
- Trump says the House health-care bill is ‘mean.’ He’s wrong.
- Mike Lee throws shade at leadership’s top-secret health care bill
- GOP Finishes Doctoring up Health Bill
- Cruz: If bill doesn’t solve problems of Obamacare, ‘I’ll vote no’
- Republicans help promote Obamacare, but hey … tax cuts!
I will believe Ryan and McConnell when I see them actually whip the votes for 1) Full Repeal of Obamacare, 2) End all funding to Planned Parenthood, and 3) Never give amnesty to illegals as the first real progress in tax reform.
Dudes, seriously. It is all about #CutCapBalance the Budget if you truly want tax reform.
Yeah. So yammer, yammer, yammer, “like a divorce” yammer, yammer what side of the family do you choose? Yammer, Yammer, yammer, “we may never know what happened behind closed doors”, yammer, yammer.
Oh yeah. We do. Heritage’s Saunders torched DeMint and who from Heritage has come forward to right that wrong. Yeah. The yammering goes on as if nothing happened so let’s all move on.
No. Let’s not buy into the yammer, yammer, spin and let’s call Ugly Torching of Jim DeMint in the Saunders news release the Ugly that it is so Heritage does not do that sort of Ugly to anyone again.
Now, let’s move on.
Stinkin’ Omnibus. Stinking Progressive Republican Leadership. Stinking Progressive Republicans who vote for it. Argh! (What line of Progressive does Marco Rubio vote on?)
Stinkin’ “…Executive Order on Religious Liberty Is Worse Than Useless.”
Stinkin’ The Not Repeal AHCA that is, allegedly, better than Obamacare has a snowball’s chance of ever becoming #FullRepeal in the Senate, allegedly.
Yeah. like a divorce. Only the children suffer.
Well. I have good news and bad news so here we go…
THE BAD NEWS
When I heard the rumor of Jim DeMint being ousted from Heritage Foundation last week, I took everything with a grain of salt while keeping a close eye on the Twitter feeds of DeMint, Heritage, Heritage Action, and Mike Needham. There was nothing but silence. so I knew something was wrong. Then more information kept rolling out so I tried to analyze what was being written to not make an emotional judgment.
By Sunday I knew I would be pulling my membership donation to Heritage even if half of the debacle was true. Still, I held off until Monday in a good faith gesture to Heritage but when more information kept coming out with silence from Heritage, well, it was all over for me. My heart felt heavy for I have been a Heritage Foundation member since 2002 and a follower of Heritage since long before that therefore, my phone call to Heritage, first thing this morning, was exceptionally bittersweet.
I love Jim DeMint and I love Mike Needham. I love being a Heritage Action Sentinel. For how long is yet to be determined, especially after the rather ugly announcement by Heritage’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Thomas A. Saunders, III that was then forwarded to Heritage Action Sentinels. (Bad Form, Mr Saunders. Not a good enough intro to the forward, Mike.)
I have absolutely NO REGRETS in pulling out of donating to Heritage Foundation over this debacle and especially for their torching Jim DeMint. Ben Domenech said it best on Twitter:
THE GOOD NEWS…
The good news is I can now spread some of that Heritage donation money around to PragerU.com, Sons Of Liberty International, Hillsdale College, MercuryOne.org and maybe even Star Parker’s UrbanCure.org. And of course that means more to rid the House and Senate of Progressive Republicans by donating to Senate Conservatives Fund. (They help clean the House too!)
I am posting the links to the SERIALS on Healthcare by Glenn Beck below. The reason for this is to stress the importance of full repeal and to help Constitutional activists review the foundational information needed to persuade your members of the House and Senate to stop negotiating toward the progressive agenda of single payer or Universal healthcare.
- Healthcare Part I: Ben Franklin & Bolshevism
- Healthcare Part II: The European Model
- Healthcare Part III: Economic Impact
- Healthcare Part IV: The Lie of the Year
#ObamacareHell is what is current law thanks to weak as water politicians capitulating then baiting and switching. I tend to agree with Adam Brandon, Ken Cuccinelli, Mike Needham, and David McIntosh that “IF Republicans are going to try to repeal Obamacare, they should go all the way.” (additional reading #3)
Make it so House Freedom Caucus. Make it so.
- Mark Meadows says Freedom Caucus will go along with AHCA if it kills community rating and EHB regulations
- Freedom Caucus’s reasonable demand on Obamacare repeal
- Freedom Caucus ally says Trump is bluffing, and they’re calling him on it
- If Republicans are going to try to repeal Obamacare, they should go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start.
- Sen. Mike Lee puts the establishment’s RINOcare lies on full display
Dear Progressive Republicans:
When you attack the House Freedom Caucus, you attack me. When you attack Heritage Action, you attack me. When you attack the Tea Party, you attack me. When you attack FreedomWorks, you attack me.
Now if you missed DANA on THE BLAZE tonight well, hear my voice too. (Dittos Dana) When I heard her go off in her monologue all I could think was, Yeah! Me too!
And if you missed Mike Needham, then hear my voice too:
And in the words of Chris Pandolfo, though directed at President Trump: What the Hell is Wrong With YOU!
Bottom line to all of you Progressive Republicans read , THE FREEDOM CAUCUS IS AN ALLY, NOT AN ENEMY IN DRAINING THE SWAMP by Genevieve Wood.
As for me, well I’m all in for #SassyWithMassie and #DrainYOURswamp.