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February 14th, 2011
02:45 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Every day we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation inside and outside Washington.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Barack Obama's budget does not win the future, it bankrupts it by only reducing the deficit $400 billion over ten years.

– Jeff Flake is running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. Excellent news. Look for the NRSC to somehow find a way to screw it up.

– Some conservatives and libertarians are pushing an interstate compact to shut down Obamacare. It won't work and it could hurt more serious efforts. They should stop.

Talk Show Host and Online Editor of MyLatinoNews.com Mario Solis-Marich:

– You Love me, You Love Me Not: Obama is squeezing out a positive approval rating because he is not the GOP, many fear his budget does not reinforce that case.

– You Don’t Send Me Flowers: Jan Brewer is about to spend millions to build a wall between Arizona and Mexico as her state legislators and State Chamber of Commerce attempt to flee her anti-immigrant reputation.

– Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Gingrich says we should have dumped Mubarak nicer, Ralph Reed says we should have dumped him harder, and McCain says we should have dumped him last year, but remember don’t blame Palin!


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  1. peg harrison

    re:budget cuts.............i don;t think any American minds tightening their belts for the sake of our country..........BUT...what about some budget cuts on foreign aid,,the likes of Israel...i;m sure their's lot of aid we could cut back on...don;t take all out on us......

    February 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  2. Jim Carroll

    THE TEA PARTY(THE EPITOME OF IGNORANCE)
    Cutting the budget in order to give big corporations a tax cut is a perfect example.
    They need to get a little education by reading
    Nature’s Basic Law of Economics and The Philosophy of Mixturism.
    Read more at Internet Free Press.

    February 14, 2011 at 7:03 pm |
  3. Jim Carroll

    ALL THE UNEMPLOYED OF THE WORLD
    NEED TO RISE UP AND DEMAND THAT
    GOVERNMENTS CREATE A RESERVE-
    RETRAINING WORK-FORCE NOW. IF ONE
    DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO JOB OR A
    WAY TO EARN A LIVING, WHAT GOOD IS
    ANY RIGHT? NOW IS THE TIME! WHY WAIT?
    BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT AND THE BANKING SYSTEM HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO GET THE
    JOB DONE NOW! AMERICA MUST LEAD NOW!
    WHY SHOULD THE UNEMPLOYED WAIT WHILE
    MEAT HEADS FLOUNDER? WHERE IS THE LABOR DEPARTMENT AND THE LABOR UNIONS?
    WE DON’T NEED TO TAX ANY MORE OR BORROW MONEY. AMERICA’S ECONOMICS ASSETS ARE 213 TRILLION DOLLARS, NOT ONE YEAR OF GDP 14.6 TRILLION DOLLARS.
    THE TOTAL WORTH OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS A QUADRILLION DOLLARS.
    The Government is not broke. Just a stupid idea by the Republican Tea Party mentality, the party of ignorance. Read more at the Internet
    Free Press.

    February 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
  4. Jim Carroll

    NATIONAL DEBT IS NOT YOURS OR YOUR CHILDREN OR YOUR GRANDCHILDREN

    THE BIGGEST LIE EVER PERPETRATED ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BY THE CONSERVATIVES, CONGRESS, AND THE NEWS MEDIA IS TELLING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE NATIONAL DEBT IS THEIR DEBT, THEIR CHILDREN’S DEBT AND THEIR GRANDCHILDREN’S DEBT. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FALSE. THE GOVERNMENT’S DEBT IS THE GOVERNMENT’S DEBT AND NOT THE PEOPLE’S DEBT, AND THE GOVERNMENT IS IN A POSITION TO EASILY MANAGE THEIR DEBT.

    CONSIDER THESE FACTS: THE TOTAL ASSETS OF THE U.S. ECONOMY ARE $213 TRILLION, AND THE NATIONAL DEBT IS $13.1 TILLION, WHICH IS ONLY 6.1% OF THE TOTAL ASSETS.
    THE GDP DOES NOT GO BACKTO ZERO ON DECEMBER THIRTY- FIRST OF EACH YEAR, BUT EACH MONTH KEEPS ADDING TO THE ECONOMIC ASSETS OF THE U.S. ECONOMY. ARTICLE
    1, SECTION 8, OF THE CONSTITUTION GIVES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THE POWER TO BORROW MONEY ON ITS ASSETS, THE POWER TO TAX, AND THE
    POWER TO CREATE MONEY.

    HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO OWE ONLY 6.1% OF YOUR ECONOMIC ASSETS , BE ABLE TO COLLECT TAXES FROM EVERYONE IN AMERICA, AND BE ABLE TO CREATE MONEY? THAT’S THE STATUS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WHICH HAS THE MEANS TO COPE WITH ANY FINANCIAL SITUATION.

    IF YOU ARE LOSING SLEEP OVER THE NATIONAL DEBT AND THINKING THAT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE ARE GOING BROKE, GO BACK TO SLEEP. THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. IF YOU WANT TO WORRY ABOUT THESE THINGS, DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE MONEY PART. ANY DEFICIT CAN BE MADE UP OUT OF GENERAL FUNDS.

    THIS BIG LIE ABOUT THE NATIONAL DEBT STANDS IN THE WAY OF THE GOVERNMENT SPENDING AS MUCH MONEY AS IT SHOULD TO EDUCATE, TO PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT, TO HAVE UNIVERSAL
    HEALTH CARE, TO KEEP A BALANCED MONEY SUPPLY AT ALL TIMES, AND TO INITIATE PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE GOOD HOUSING FOR ALL THE PEOPLE.

    IN SUMMARY, YOU DON’T OWE A CENT ON THE NATIONAL DEBT, AND THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT BROKE BUT RATHER IT IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE.

    WE NEED TO TAX LESS, BORROW LESS, AND CREATE MORE MONEY.

    THE CONSTITUTION Article 1, Section 8 The congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, impost and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; to borrow money on the credit
    of the United States; TO COIN MONEY, REGULATE THE VALUE THEREOF, AND OF FOREIGN COIN,
    AND FIX THE STANDARD OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES…

    CONSERVATIVES STAND IN THE WAY OF PROGESSIVE IDEAS, RAILING AGAINST BIG GOVERNMENT AND TALKING ENDLESSLY ABOUT ELIMINATING ESSENTIAL PROGRAMS.
    THE NEWS MEDIA SHOULD BE ASKING THESE PEOPLE WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BIG GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS THEY WOULD DROP: THE ARMY, THE NAVY, THE AIR FORCE, THE MARINE CORPS, THE COAST GUARD, THE CIA, THE SECRET SERVICE, THE FBI, HOMELAND SECURITY, THE FDA, THE FAA, OTHER DEPARTMENTS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE SUPREME COURT, ALL THE FEDERAL COURTS, THE INTERSTATE AND U.S. HIGHWAY SYSTEMS, THE POST OFFICE, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY, IRS, PUBLIC EDUCATION, AND THE HUNDREDS OF OTHER BIG GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS THAT HELP MAKE AMERICA GREAT AND WHICH WE CANNOT DO WITHOUT.
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    Posted on February 13, 2011 by Jim Carroll

    THE TEA PARTY(THE EPITOME OF IGNORANCE)
    Cutting the budget in order to give big corporations a tax cut is a perfect example.
    They need to get a little education by reading
    Nature’s Basic Law of Economics and The Philosophy of Mixturism.
    China is eating our lunch because of ignorance. They create money
    and buy our debt when we should be creating our own money and let
    the unemployed create equal value in goods and services. Read
    more at Internet Free Press.

    February 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
  5. Sion

    I feel it is absurd the way some criticize our loving president on his budget.....How irrelevant are the comments from republicans and their supporters when they have nothing close or relevant to his budget.... seems they always fall short for us working class america and eagerly rise to the occasion for the wealthiest americans.....Not to mention they want to raise the retirement age, so we retire to our graves instead of enjoying our golden years.....it amazes their are americans out there, that still think the republicans give a damn about those whom happen to be poor or mis fortunate .....If they care they wouldn't push for tax breaks for those wealthiest americans that send your jobs and mine overseas, and we still have no break....If they care they wouldn't allow health insurance companies to kick yours and my children as well as our grand parents and parents off of insurance policies for having preexisting conditions........If they care they would not go out encouraging us to purchase guns to slaughter our fellow americans whom don't agree w/ us.....if the care they would stand up to Glen Beck when he says "let the people who are obese die" I'm sure you have someone in your family battling this issue.....If they care they wouldn't pay oil companies money to pollute and contaminate americas waters and sea life,and how are we the people repayed, just go to fill up your tank,that is if you can afford to fill it......If they care they wouldn't continue to bare false witness on our president instead they would be honorable and speak truth about his citizenship as well as his religion instead of speaking in circles continuing feeding this beast of lies......however they have no honor,no truth,no empathy for the poor,and could care less how awful they make us all look as americans whom practice civility and peace.... they continue to war with our president only because they refuse to accept a black man in the white house......bottom line the president is always a gentleman and they continue to spit in his face......How atrocious, and if they do this to him they will do it to a latin american president,asian american president,a gay president and I hope we all realize that we are just as good as them, if not better and just as worthy as they are to sit in the white house it is for all the people of america, no matter who you are or your classification, if your american your perfect!!....Oh, by the way may God continue to bless you america.....No matter who you are give yourself a hug america.......Our president is proof of how far you've come america.

    February 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm |