Minnesota encountered its second government shutdown in six years on Friday as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers failed to reach a compromise on closing the state’s $5 billion budget gap.
Meanwhile, lawmakers in Iowa averted a shutdown Thursday, and several other states waited for governors to finalize their budgets.
Without a two-year budget agreement in place, state parks and the Minnesota Zoo will be shut for the July 4 holiday weekend, nonemergency road construction will halt and thousands of state workers will be furloughed.Minnesota’s battle has been echoed in budget fights across the U.S. States had to close a collective $86 billion budget gap for their new fiscal year, which began Friday for most states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Is your state next? Scary times folks. Are you and your family prepared? It’s time to think about self-reliance.Technorati Tags: financial news, Minnesota, state governments, state parks, politics
This article is extremely important–and long. But please muddle through it. This bill may be the most important issue of our life time. It may mean the resurrection of our Constitution. Or should I say the unearthing of it, because it is not quite dead yet, just buried.
From World Net Daily:
A group of Americans who believe the federal government overstepped its constitutional bounds in passing the recent health-care legislation is rallying allies to a bold and controversial initiative: state nullification of the federal law.
“Now that health-care reform has been signed into law, the question people ask most is, ‘What do we do about it?'” said Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, in a statement. “The status-quo response includes lobbying Congress, marching on D.C., ‘voting the bums out,’ suing in federal court and more. But the last 100 years have proven that none of these really work, and government continues to grow year in and year out.”
Instead, the Center is reaching back into the history books to suggest states take up “nullification,” a controversial measure that would essentially involve states saying to the federal government, “Not in our borders, you don’t. That law has no effect here.”
Like I said, please read the entire article, we must take our States back and our State sovereignty and kick the Feds out of our lives.
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On ABC’s This Week, when retired ABC newsman Sam Donaldson recommended that President Barack Obama nominate, to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, someone who “is going to stand up for the principles – on the left, if you will – that he believes in,” Cokie Roberts jumped in: “I’m not so sure he is so far to the left.” Donaldson agreed: “Well, I’m not sure either.”
Minutes later, Roberts contended the efforts of state attorneys general, to get a federal court to rule unconstitutional ObamaCare’s requirement every citizen get health insurance, reminded her of the “nullification” which led to the Civil War:
What the hell are these people talking about? And they get paid for this? I’ll tell you I have read much more insightful stuff on Gather and heard more intelligent conversation on BlogTalk Radio, than what I get from the Lame Stream Media.
Technorati Tags: ABC, Sam Donaldson, Gather, Cokie Roberts, Supreme Court, President Obama, Justice Stevens, news, the left, politics, progressive
Another one of President Obama’s unholy alliances.
From World Net Daily:
President Obama’s nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration previously boasted to a major union that he looked forward to “joining” with them to add value to TSA security, WND has learned.
In Senate hearings, nominee Erroll Southers has avoided giving a “yes” or “no” answer over whether he would unionize airport security workers. Unions across the U.S., however, have been lobbying hard for Southers’ confirmation.
Critics charge unionizing airport security would impose rules on union workers that could impede national security efforts in combating terrorist threats.
Southers is assistant chief in charge of security and intelligence at the Los Angeles airport’s police department.
Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C, placed a “hold” on Southers confirmation over concerns he could undermine safety by unionizing airport security.
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Bye, Bye, Charles Gibson, oh, bye, bye and again, bye,bye.
In his swan song interview with President Barack Obama, which consumed more than ten minutes of World News, ABC’s Charles Gibson couldn’t have provided a friendlier or more empathetic platform to Obama on the “weight” of sending troops to war and how “devilishly difficult” it’s become to pass health care plan because of a few rogue Senators. Gibson, set to retire Friday, teased his last Wednesday newscast:
The Uncooperative Radio Show Host and I call these people “Morons” all the time on our Radio Show, we call these morons; the “Lame Stream Media”, but now I think, that, that is too nice a term for this verman.
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I’m watching the TV show “Fringe” right now, and the commie left and the GOP for that matter wouldn’t know “fringe” if it bit them on the butt. Both Parties have sold us out and I say goodbye to bad rubbish. Hezbocrats, they are all, (with a few, very few), Hezbocrats that have subverted the Constitution and could give a rats behind about “we the People”. It’s time you folks voted your with your head and stopped thinking that if you vote for someone else your throwing your vote away. We have been throwing our votes away for decades. Oh and start local.
The evening newscasts on Tuesday night attributed Senator Arlen Specter’s motivation for changing parties to how he realized he wouldn’t win the Republican primary in Pennsylvania, but they also, just as they did with Senator Jim Jeffords in 2001, eagerly relayed — without any challenge — Specter’s spin that, in the words of the TV journalists, he “had been driven out by the right-wing of the Republican Party,” the GOP’s “increasingly conservative tilt” and “the fringe of the party.”
What is going on in Pennsylvania? Between voting in this man and Murtha MurthaGeHod, I don’t know what your all thinking. Wait your not. Please people, you have two years to change this trend. “The choice is yours.”
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Well, I can rest a bit now. The immigration bill has been defeated. This is not over by a long shot, but we can all breathe a bit for a while. I want to thank everyone who hounded their elected cockroaches over this issue for saving our country. I am personally exhausted, but, of course, I will still be doing my radio show tonight.I am sorry I did not inform you immediately, but it was late and we celebrated after the failed cloture vote!
Technorati Tags: illegal aliens, illegal immigration, border security, news, politics, legislation, s 1348