The Caravan vs Senator Mike Lee

Evidently I missed this interview with Senator Mike Lee on Glenn Beck the other day.  I always appreciate how tempered Mike Lee is in his solution based approach to catastrophic events that are designed to wreak havoc on the American People.

Thanks Mike, for taking the time to go on Glenn Beck to #FrameTheDebate for this sensible solution.

Sen. Mike Lee urges asylum agreement with Mexico as migrant caravan heads for US border

“Mexico would require people who enter Mexico, let’s say from Honduras or El Salvador or any of these other countries in Central America… with the intent of claiming asylum, they would have to claim asylum in Mexico rather than in the Untied States. Now, this would be similar to an agreement we already have in place with Canada and a rule imposed by the E.U. for refugees arriving in E.U. countries from Syria,” Lee explained.

“In other words, when people are fleeing a country that is dangerous to them … they ought to apply for asylum in the first country they reach,” he added.

 ~ As quoted from afore mentioned article and video in The Blaze link above.

#AreYouListening Marco Rubio? Mitch McCONnell? And for the sake of Florida I hope Senator Bill Nelson (Rated F) gets a clue.
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Middle of the Road: The tale of tales

I read this piece posted on Glenn Beck the other day:  

So I tweeted the afore mentioned article link to Marco Rubio’s new Chief of Staff, Mike Needham, (an acquaintance of mine) and he responded with this article: 

The first article has several links in it. I have briefly checked out a couple of them, for I have not yet had time to peruse them because words mean something and it is important to go through them to discover what is is in the article. 

Mike Lee’s name was invoked in the second article.  Knowing what Senator Lee is committed to in a Conservative Reform Agenda is easy to track online for consistency in principles. 

Tax Reform

Education Reform

Infrastructure Reform

Justice Reform

Workforce Reform

Regulatory Reform

 

“…while it is important to oppose the policies of an overreaching and unsustainable federal government, we must also make a positive case for conservative ideas; ideas that create a space for a conservative vision of society to flourish.”

~ Senator Mike Lee

The middle road. It is where the Chicken laid one on the line after crossing the road halfway.

The middle road. It reminds me of the Clarence Thomas quote

“Today, there is much talk about moderation. It reminds me of a former colleague of mine at the EEOC [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.”

There is a big difference between a middle road and the middle of the road. There is also a big difference between taking a wrong road and continuing down the wrong road opposed to taking the right middle road that leads you to your destination, the common good for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

Conservativism is what it is. Everything else is not. 

 

Forged and Tempered: Men of Consequence

The rise of a third party will probably increase the power to the Progressive Party for a long run. I agree with the premise we should vote for honest, upright candidates not for a party and we should point out the who’s who voting for the Progressive Party Platform. 

Mick Mulvaney gave a great interview on Fox News, as far as questions were asked but apparently interest rates will spike or could if they do not keep the economy going.

So my question is: For the next two years do we really believe, with this betrayal by bundled bills, Congressional Leaders will take back excessive spending practices by the power of the purse when they pull these kind of stunts with excessive spending and bailouts?

The meager tax reform bill that was passed, the one the House GOP and Leaders keep patting themselves on their backs about, is a total joke with the passing of the current excessive spending in this two year bill. 

“Future legislation should scrub the tax code of all subsidies for privileged interests and permanently extend a majority of the tax cuts contained in the act.” ~ The Senate’s Ugly Budget Deal Would Trample on the Success of Tax Reform

Bottom line: Mike Lee plainly and succinctly explains it here:

Thank you Thomas Massie and Mike Lee for being men of consequence.

Additional Reading: 

  1. It’s time for the Forgotten Man Caucus: Our freedom is not to be bartered away.
  2. What happened to ‘combat standards won’t be lowered’?
  3. LAUDABLE PURSUIT by Senator Mike Lee

 

RINO Number 9: Orrin Hatch

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.) 

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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

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The Big Whoop Tax Plan: a little whoop

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.”

The Daily Signal has a piece: House GOP Unveils Details of Tax Reform Bill.
Heritage Action put out a press release: HOUSE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL TAX REFORM PLAN.
The plan still has a long way to go. It will be interesting to see how things go, what pork will be added in, what good things will be reduced or taken out, as the senate enters the arena. 
We shall see what happens next. It could be weakened further or, if heartedly debated, there may be a few grander concessions take place with pressure from the voters to their  representatives. 
Honestly, IF all in D.C. had to abide by the same rules as the common man, there would be significantly greater changes to the tax code from the get go.  
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Who will help me make Government Small Again?

Tonight Senator Mike Lee held a live event on his Facebook page that was also linked to his Senate page. As always, watching and listening to Mike is like sitting in Church. I feel so much better hearing him listen to questions, then answer people with clear, plain language so there is no misunderstanding as to where he stands on issues or about the principles he so heartedly defends.

His closing comments were absolutely fantastic. I wish those comments and the following was on YouTube so I could embed them. They are not yet available, but here is my transcription of a short video on his Twitter feed: 

“In order to have economic growth we do need to adjust the size, the scope, the cost of the federal government. And when we look at so called tax pay-fors, we shouldn’t just be looking to raise taxes on anyone, we should, instead, be looking for ways to make government more effective, make government more efficient, make sure the government can do more with less.

Business all around America do this constantly as they have to adjust to market cycles, as they have to adjust to real world conditions.

Tragically, the government hasn’t held itself to that same standard. And as a result government has continued to grow, the cost of it has continued to expand and to do so at an unacceptably high rate….”  ~ Senator Mike Lee, October 25, 2017 

Please, go to Mike’s YouTube page. Get your information on Mike Lee from the original source, Mike Lee, so you can see how truly a Consistent Conservative he is. 

It is NOT the Government’s money: 

Watch Mike on today’s Senate Republican’s broadcast regarding the Parent Tax Penalty. The entire broadcast is great. Mike comes in around the 14 minute mark.

#MikeLeeForSenateMajorityLeader 

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Feel the Bern on Taxes

I had a lot going on today and this evening so missed the debate with Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz.

Bottom line for me: Full Repeal of Obamacare Tax is REAL tax reform.

Senator Mike Lee’s take on the Child Tax Credit as neccesary for tax reform makes total sense to me and I do not have children. Read FOR THE NON-RICH, THE CHILD TAX CREDIT IS THE KEY TO TAX REFORM by Ernie Tedeschi.

Mike Lee posted, quote:  must benefit our ultimate entrepreneurial and investor class: America’s moms and dads. 

And there there are issues with tax reform and the budget process playing into it. What difference does tax reform make if there is no cutting, or capping or balancing happening the budget?… while spending keeps going on and on and on and …. well, you get the picture.

Please, watch Mike Lee tell it like it needs to be told: 

(Wish there was a rap for things Mike Lee talks about! >subliminal to Nate Smoove and Diamond & Silk<.)

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