Big Day In D.C. – House Goes 4 For 4

Czarry About That, Obama!

Lisa Benson

UPDATE: 5 FOR 5: House Votes To Defund EPA

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved an amendment late Friday afternoon that will eliminate funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The measure, known as the Poe-Carter Amendment after its sponsors, Reps. Ted Poe and John Carter of Texas, is part of the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution.

The amendment will specifically cut funding for EPA efforts to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from stationary sources.


Yesterday was a bad day for Red Squares, Public Disservice employees and flummoxed members of the national Jackass Party as the dismantling of Barack Obama’s Comintern began in earnest. Predictably, union shock troops and other assorted useful idiots took to the barricades in Wisconsin to protest the impending end of their no longer affordable benefit packages, while the surviving Democratic legislators who had made such largess possible in the first place stampeded out of town in a panic to previously prepared hide-outs in Illinois.  In the nation’s capitol, House Republicans defied long-standing tradition and actually did what they were elected to do:

House Votes To Overthrow ‘Czars’

The vote was 249-179.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) offered the amendment that blocks funding for various policy advisers to combat what he called “a very disturbing proliferation of czars” under Obama.

“These unappointed, unaccountable people who are literally running a shadow government, heading up these little fiefdoms that nobody can really seem to identify where they are or what they’re doing,” Scalise said Thursday. “But we do know that they’re wielding vast amounts of power.”

The jobs on the chopping block: White House-appointed advisers on health care, energy and climate, green jobs, urban affairs, the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, oversight of TARP executive compensation, diversity at the Federal Communications Commission and the auto industry manufacturing policy.

House Votes to Defund Obamacare

The House voted to defund President Obama’s health care overhaul on Friday during a sustained burst of floor activity on a temporary spending bill.

The House passed the health care measure, 239-187, as an amendment to a bill that would keep the government lights on through the end of the fiscal year but also impose deep cuts on domestic programs.

House Passes Amendment to Block Funds for Net Neutrality Order

The House passed an amendment Thursday that would bar the Federal Communications Commission from using any funding to implement the network-neutrality order it approved in December.

The amendment, approved on a 244-181 vote, was offered by Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., to legislation that would fund government agencies for the rest of fiscal year 2011.

If the defunding effort fails, Republicans are pursuing a second route to try to block the FCC’s open-Internet order. Walden and other Republicans in both the House and the Senate introduced on Wednesday a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act, which would give lawmakers a limited amount of time to try to block the FCC’s net-neutrality rules.

House Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood

The vote was 240-185 with 11 Democrats voting for the amendment, and seven Republicans voting against. One member voted present. A group of Republicans on the floor applauded when the vote hit 218.

I posted yesterday on the intentional destabilization of the Mid-East.  Now it’s happening in our own mid-West, where the all-too-real Barack Obama champions our restive unions for the same reason as did the fictional Tony Soprano  in New Jersey:

The Madison Insurrection: Follow The Money

The primary reason the White House and the Democrats are fighting the movement to end collective bargaining is that dues will no longer be mandatory for teachers in the unions once they can no longer bargain. Therefore there will no massive slush fund for the Democrats. In 2010 the following for the two major teachers unions in the U.S. were massive moneybags for the left.

The National Education Association

  • Gross receipts: $337 Million (88% Dues)
  • Political Contributions and Lobbying $50.4 Million (99% to Democrats)
  • Contributions, gifts and grants $89.0 Million (100% Liberal Organization)

American Federation of Teachers

  • Gross receipts $225 Million (90% Dues)
  • Political Contributions and Lobbying $18.8 Million (99% to Democrats)
  • Contributions, gifts and grants $3.6 Million (100% Liberal Organizations)

Total political contributions and Lobbying: $ 69.2 Million

Contribution to Liberal causes $92.6 Million


Obama’s War On Democracy: President’s Campaign Forces Seize Wisconsin Statehouse

The political unrest in Wisconsin, billed as some kind of grass-roots uprising, is being organized and directed by Barack Obama‘s Organizing for America and the Democratic National Committee. This development is consistent with Mr. Obama‘s instructions for supporters to “get in the face” of those who oppose them, but in this case, they are seeking to derail a lawful legislative process.

Obama Joins Wisconsin’s Budget Battle, Opposing Republican Anti-Union Bill

Obama accused Scott Walker, the state’s new Republican governor, of unleashing an “assault” on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would nullify collective-bargaining agreements that affect most public employees, including teachers.

The president’s political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to mobilize thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.

[…] By the end of the day, Democratic Party officials were working to organize additional demonstrations in Ohio and Indiana, where an effort is underway to trim benefits for public workers.

Unrest Spreads To U.S.–Obama, Dems Stoke The Flames

As key areas of the world erupt in civil discord throughout the Muslim world, the unrest has spread to the United States, and President Obama and the Democrats stoke the flames.  A common thread runs through the entirety of civil unrest throughout the world–labor unions join with Marxists and radical Islam to create chaos.  The unions play a key role in the unrest in Egypt, Libya, and other Muslim nations, and their tactics have spread to American states in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Idaho, with reports indicating similar unrest is pending in Minnesota.

Try as they might, Obama and his minions are going to have a hard time prevailing over a nation in the midst of repairing the damage they started two years ago.

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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13 Responses to Big Day In D.C. – House Goes 4 For 4

  1. Bob Mack says:

    In the “Is this supposed to Be A Surprise?” Category. From Politico:

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came out strongly in support of Wisconsin teachers and students who are protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to public employees of collective bargaining rights.

    Pelosi told reporters Friday that the protests are “an extraordinary show of democracy in action.”

    “Wisconsin’s workers, teachers and public servants must have a seat at the table to fight for a safe workplace,” she said. “I stand in solidarity with the Wisconsin workers fighting for their rights, especially for all the students and young people leading the charge.”

    Again, the Dem use of Marxist-speech = ‘solidarity’. What right do unions have to fleece the taxpayers who pay the freight? Not to mention the fact that ‘students’ don’t belong to any unions in the first place. But with their teachers on strike, I supposed they’re free to cause mischief other than in the classroom. @dailyobamajokes says, “There’s a difference between a liberal and a vulture. A vulture waits til you’re dead to eat your heart out.”

  2. This “unrest” in America’s Midwest is a tipping point. The future of our republic is at stake!

    WE THE PEOPLE voted for fiscal responsibility in 2010, and the Dems are determined not to allow for the fiscal responsibility.

    • AFVET says:

      The Dems call it unrest.
      I call it a welcome uprising of common sense.
      This is just a taste of our future.
      Obama’s hordes are capable of just about anything.

  3. J. P. Morgan says:

    I have a simple question to those of you who may know the answer: So the House defunds several programs–what are the chances that will become reality rather than symbolism?

    • AFVET says:

      The chances are nil.
      Obama will veto it even if the Senate passes it.
      The symbolism is moot at this point.
      The very fact that the House has passed it is poking Obama in the a$$.
      The next two years will be the strongest test Obama has ever had.
      The next two years will also be a test for US.
      Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, the effort that makes him look like that is the target.
      He is nothing without his machine.

      OZ is a fairy tale, however, very educational.
      We the People will prevail.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Howdy JP & AFVET. The House Republicans are doing what they said they would, so symbolic or not, it’s better than what we’ve had for the last two years.

  4. J. P. Morgan says:

    What we are witnessing is a clash for the future of the United States. If we conservatives lose, we become Greece or France or Ireland in the not to distant future. The liberal’s plan is to hang on for dear life to the gains they have made. They will fight tooth and nail to preserve those gains, even at the expense of their fellow citizens. The only way to stop them is to hack away at those gains now, and put them to eternal rest by regaining the entire government in 2012.

  5. AFVET says:

    Yippee, yahoo, San Fran Nan has published her opinion.
    She has probably caged all of her flying monkeys to be released at a later date.
    Oh I’m sorry, Barney Frank was allowed out to further diminish his integrity.
    By the way, we haven’t seen Maxine Waters grilled on the tube.
    Rangel is still being paid with our money, sorry Charlie, you were a bad boy !
    Finish your term and bullshit your constituents into voting you back into office.

    Pelosi is and has been a waste of taxpayer dollars, along with the rest of the progressives that are insistent on running America into the ground.

    When Pelosi stated that she was going to ‘clean the swamp’ she was referring to conservatives.

    Somebody throw water on her.

  6. samiam60 says:

    So far so good in Wisconsin. Tea Party are there in the midst of the Union Thugs and all seems to be peaceful so far. I pray it stays that way.

  7. Ike Jakson says:

    You have an impressive list Bob. I sure hope you don’t miss any opportunity. Sock it to them.

  8. Angel says:

    sure hope we can turn the tide BOB!

  9. What other time in history did unions destabilize a government to overthrow it? Oh yea, the Bolshevik Revolution.

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