then the true character is known…
In this special report, Charles says,
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: Chuck Schumer wants a shutdown. He’s lusting after a shutdown. He has been talking about it for weeks and weeks.
WALLACE: We should explain that he is in the Senate Democratic leadership.
KRAUTHAMMER: Because he thinks it will redound against the Republicans, and I think he’s absolutely right. And you can see it in the speaker of the House, Boehner. He does not want it. He’s trying to do everything he can to actually avert it. He’s speaking with moderate Democrats hoping he will have enough to pass a compromise.
And the reason I think is, even if it is a pox on both Houses, it’s the Republicans who won the last election, who have the mandate or the ones who have said we’ve been empowered by an overwhelming majority of Americans in the vote in November to do something. And that’s why the budget, I think, as Bill indicates, the Ryan budget for next year and the future is what is important.
Krauthammer is wrong…even Ryan is wrongly trying to reform social security so that it will be there when I retire. I don’t want it to be there – I want it to be phased out – ended. It was a bad idea and it is time we bring it to a sane end – or it will end insanely.
This commentary points that the tea party is losing favor. I won’t dispute the numbers. I will, however, challenge the conclusion that is quickly drawn. The loss in popularity is not because of its foundational principles. Rather it is because the tea party has proven ineffective in achieving the results they promised.
Here is the irony. The Democrat Party becomes unpopular when it achieves its goals. The Republican Party becomes unpopular when it betrays its goals. The Tea Party is unpopular because it hasn’t even clearly stated its goals. The people know they don’t want status quo, but they don’t want radical change. What they want…is a ReFoundation.
Look to your left…
No Comment…just read this quote…
“NASA does not need a 130-metric-ton vehicle probably before the next decade,” Bolden said later. “We know we’re going to need it if we’re going to go to an asteroid, in a reliable way, and we’re definitely going to need it when we talk about going to Mars. But we would take a lesser capability in an earlier heavy-lift system so that we can get the job done,” he said, not specifying how lesser that initial capability could be. He added that “traditional rocket companies that want to sell me a 130-metric-ton vehicle, but don’t want to evolve it, they may lose. They may lose because there’s some other company that wants to give me the capability that I need right now that can be evolved to what we will need down the road.”
Not sure it is appropriate to appear to choose a loser before the requirements have been established.
The intent is not to monger fear, it is to send the message to kick ourselves in the posterior. We will be passed by the Chinese. It will happen. The question is whether or not we are going to let it be permanent.
Read the whole story here.
Here is a disturbing chart:
Not claiming to trust the New York Times, but if this is true we should be very distrubed…
Senate Democrats want to wring some of the savings out of mandatory spending programs like Medicare, an approach Republicans are resisting.
Social Entitlements ARE the problem…why would Republicans shy away from dealing with them.