Rolling my eyes at the Paul Ryan survey

Here it is. Another useless survey with the goal being to get you and me to give the Speaker of the House campaign money.Screen Shot 2017-08-12 at 10.02.31 AM.jpg

Why? What difference does Paul-call-me-Mitch-McCONnell-Ryan make?

  1. Like he really is going to do something about cutting wasteful programs that redistribute wealth this time?
  2. Like he really will cap spending or actually make government live on a budget this time
  3. Like he pressed for and whipped the votes for Full Repeal this time?
  4. Like he is working hard to Make Government Small Again or keeping government policy as the new secular-civil religion, forever?

Right. Here is the pathetically staged survey: 

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So now I double check myself and my irritations regarding Paul Ryan to reread this article by Jim Talent. I like this particular quote:

“Ryan is entitled to the rest of this Congress to vindicate his leadership in the eyes of his colleagues, and he is entitled now to demand their confidence as well as their votes if they decide to elevate him.”

But what I really like are the last two paragraphs: 

“The issue of how much, and how long, to support a leader is a difficult one. I leave the last word to Winston Churchill, who wrote this about the days in May of 1940 when he was made prime minister:

‘The loyalties which centre upon number one are enormous. If he trips, he must be sustained. If he makes mistakes, they must be covered. If he sleeps, he must not be wantonly disturbed. If he is no good, he must be pole-axed. But this last extreme process cannot be carried out every day, and certainly not in the days just after he has been chosen.'”

Now the question is: Is it time for the extreme process?  

According to Jim Geraghty at National Review “the House keeps sending bills over to the Senate… Quite a few of those bills are minor.”

I keep going to back to Clarence Thomas at the American Enterprise Institute’s 2001 Francis Boyer Lecture, February 13, 2001, titled BE NOT AFRAID

“Today, there is much talk about moderation. It reminds me of a former colleague at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission who often joked that he was a “gun-toting moderate”—a curiously oxymoronic perspective. Just think of that, dying over half a loaf.”

Now my question is: Will Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, continue to drive Mitch McConnell’s, or whoever is pulling the strings, agenda just to die over half-a-loaf?

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Just focus on Lee and Cruz and…

The Ryan-McConnell tag team has just about worn out their welcome as far as I am concerned. This nightmare they have perpetuated with AHCA and now BCRA is shameful. Senator Mike Lee’s opinion, The Missing Ingredient in BCRA: Humility is absolutely spot on and that is why I am going to begin focusing on the solution makers, not the Progressive Republican Leadership. 

Also stuck in my mind is this quote from JimDeMint when he and Glenn Beck had a great conversation about Jim joining with the Convention of States organization: 

“But I’ve also realized that no matter what happens, no matter who we elect, Congress is never going to stop spending. That they’re going to keep spending and creating debt, until we have some kind of crisis or meltdown. And our Founders knew that that was a possibility, that they gave us the fire alarm on the wall, to break the glass and pull the lever. And that’s in Article V of the Constitution, where they’ve said the states could come together and propose amendments to the Constitution. In this case, we have to get the states to force the federal government to have physical restraint. To limited jurisdiction. And hopefully even to term limit members of Congress and maybe even the judiciary.”  ~ Source:EXCLUSIVE: Jim DeMint Weighs in on Russia and His New Role at Convention of States

And ICYMI, Ted Cruz knows how to #FrameTheDebate while taking on Progressives using sophistry to continue the Obamacare deception. 

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Grand Old Progressives, allegedly

Just what does ACA’s Net Investment Income Tax really mean? What does revenue really mean in the freakspeak society of Washington D.C.? And what about funding? Where does all that funding magically come from? Whose pockets get picked for revenue funding projects like Obamcare or AHCA or BCRA? 

Is the Obamacare investment tax really such a big deal?

And what about those taxes, ahem, I mean revenue? How will it be spent? 

Are Senate Republicans Going Soft On Obamacare’s Taxpayer-Funded Abortions?

And then ask yourself: Are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan really serious about tax reform?

Now take a moment to go back and listen to this fantastic presentation by Senator Mike Lee, a consistent conservative in the Grand Old Party, as in not a progressive.

Now read this to see how consistent Senators Lee and Cruz are in staying true to the Forgotten Men and Women and Families in America: 

Cruz, Lee Push Amendment to GOP Bill to Give Insurers More Options

And now you know why I #StandWith Lee and Cruz. 

Additional Reading: 

  1. GOP progressive purists to Cruz: ANY repeal is too much repeal

  2. The GOP’s Ongoing Health-Care Confusion

  3. White House Signals Cruz-Lee May Save Healthcare Proposal This Summer
  4. Sen. McConnell’s Obamacare debacle is an atrocious embarrassment
  5. The Obamacare Solution Is Hiding in Plain Sight

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Rewrite the bill: BCRA is not Full Repeal

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.”
Glenn Beck had a great segment on the Progressive Republican Leadership Healthcare debacle today:

“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.

Then call Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson and Dean Heller to thank them for standing firm on their promises to repeal Obamacare.

Additional Reading: 

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And then there is Paul Ryan…

Who can believe a word Paul Ryan says about #TaxReform when he did not even pass a bill for #FullRepeal?  

If Congress Is Serious About Tax Reform, It Should Stop Passing Bills Like This

 Yeah. I will believe Paul Ryan when… yeah, I cannot finish that statement just yet as in maybe ever

So over Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

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. 

Yeah?

Like #FullRepeal? ….Not.

Like #DefundPP? ...Not.

Like #NoAmnesty for #IllegalImmigrants? uh, looking like a NOT.

And now Ryan flapping his soup coolers on #TaxReform?  

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. 

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