Budget Crimes -- What's Going On
Last year in November voters tossed out many Democratic Congressmen and replaced them with conservative Republicans. Many of the newly elected Representatives promised voters that they would cut spending and cut the size of government. Many of the newly elected Representatives are being true to their promises to voters and won't vote for spending as usual. Senate Democrats, led by Hairy Reid, are still blocking FY 2011 funding. The Continuing Resolutions are expiring, and the government will experience a shut down because (both houses of) Congress has not approved any budget.
For those who may be wondering what the hold up is, here is my observations.
Hairy Reid stood on the Senate floor today and spoke to the nation on C-SPAN2. He said that their big objections are tax funding for abortions and funding for the EPA to implement Obama's "Cap and Tax" program.
First, funding for abortion is illegal. Tax funding for abortions was outlawed by Congress almost 20 years ago with President Clinton signing the bill. Many polls show that even among those who support a right to abortions, most oppose making taxpayers pay for them. That is why its been illegal for almost 20 years. Despite being illegal, and despite being opposed by most Americans, the US taxpayers have been paying almost half a billion dollars per year to fund abortion clinics. See recent undercover film here.
House passed FY-2011 budget, HR-1, took illegal abortion funding out of the budget. Now Obama and Reid threaten to shut down the government to restore illegal tax funding for abortions.
Reid's second issue is funding for EPA to implement Obama's "Cap and Tax" program. Cap and Tax is a liberal scheme to levy huge taxes on every usage of carbon based fuel, oil, coal, natural gas. It will add at least another dollar per gallon to gasoline. It will add hundreds of dollars to each winter's home heating. It will add hundreds of dollars to your electric bills. It will destroy industry, destroy the economy, and harm every American. It will line the pockets of Obama, Al Gore, and their Chicago Board of Trade cronies, making billions of dollars in profits for them. It was originally based on the fraud of “global warming.” When that scam was revealed, it shifted to “climate change,” and now its for “clean air.” Its a mega scam government corruption searching for a justification.
The Congress considered "Cap and Tax" regulations for the fraud of "global warming" last year when Democrats controlled both houses. The Democratic controlled Congress turned down Obama's get rich scam. So Obama is now trying to have the EPA implement law that Congress rejected. The little dictator refuses to accept “NO” from the people's representatives. In its FY-2011 budget, HR-1, the House removed funding for the EPA to develop and implement this fraudulent program that Congress previously considered and rejected. Now Reid and Obama will shut down the government because it is not funded.
The House budget, HR-1, also cuts $2 billion payment to Obama's golf and vacation buddies at GE to develop a "backup" engine for the F-135 that the Defense Department doesn't want. They won't mention it in public, but cutting funding for Obama's golf buddies (who pay no taxes) is a big problem.
Its time for Reid and Obama to get square with the law, put dictatorship government behind them, and get on with running the government in a responsible manner.