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Stephen Kruiser

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October 24, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Can an entire economy sigh?

Republicans and Democrats will use budget talks that start next week to try to minimize or reorder broad spending cuts that began in March, with both sides Thursday playing down the possibility of a “grand bargain” that would address the nation’s long-term fiscal problems.

In de-emphasizing the likelihood of a larger deal, both parties appeared to be looking for limited areas of agreement in order to bypass the next round of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester and buy time to deal with tax reform, entitlement cuts and other big-ticket items next year.

This is precisely why I practically needed to be restrained every time an establishment Republican blathered on about “living to fight another day” during the recent shutdown. Their game is to pretend that we just have to be weak this one last time and next time we will be super-serious about it.

There is no fight in this group. Their concern is their own immediate comfort and the fact that they are wilfully hastening the economic demise of the country they’ve sworn to serve is not only disingenuous, it’s dangerous.

Let us be clear about this: the Democrats will never come around and realize that the economics they favor are sending the country careening towards catastrophe. The only hope is real and vigorous pushback from the Republicans and that won’t happen until the perma-capitulation crowd in leadership is unceremoniously shown the door.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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It is the Governing Party negotiating with itself. There is no one at the table who is for anything but expanding the State. I expect the Republicans to get rid of the Sequester, except for Defense, and to expand spending while giving cover to the Democrats for Obamacare. It is what they do. If they did not, their Democrat bosses would punish them. They do not fear punishment from us.

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my classmate's step-mother makes $61 an hour on the internet. She has been without work for ten months but last month her payment was $13315 just working on the internet for a few hours.......www.Bay95.com
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The single most important matter, as of yet unpublished, is the House/Senate Conference Committee's meeting to hammer out differences in House and Senate versions of "same legislative item!" See, this is the single most important manner in which "porkulus" is distributed and authorized by Congress (obviously, couched -hidden, some might say-away in some innocuous Bill). American's are victims of We The Elite People of culture of corruption in all of Washington DC's out-and-out flimflammery and "puppetry!" Join a Tea Party and forcefully vote out these faux career Washington DC Elite lawmakers.
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up to I saw the draft 4 $5028, I have faith that...my... friends brother actually bringing home money part time at there labtop.. there mums best friend started doing this for only about six months and just now repayed the dept on there condo and got a great new Chevrolet. you can check here >>>>> http://x.co/2hNL1
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my neighbor's half-sister makes $76/hour on the laptop. She has been laid off for seven months but last month her pay check was $20582 just working on the laptop for a few hours. this page....www.Bay95.com
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my co-worker's mom makes $60/hour on the computer. She has been fired from work for ten months but last month her pay check was $13440 just working on the computer for a few hours. read more...... http://www.jobs79.com
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my best friend's sister makes $73/hr on the internet. She has been out of work for 5 months but last month her paycheck was $15634 just working on the internet for a few hours. he said....www.Bay95.com
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Jim Rogers and Doug Casey: Never Before In History Have All Central Banks Printed At the Same Time October 25, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlND74EDs1o#t=144
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U.S. “War On Terror” Has INCREASED Terrorism 10/22/2013

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-10-22/us-“war-terror”-has-increased-terrorism
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Sorry about the first link please use this one!

U.S. “War On Terror” Has INCREASED Terrorism

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/10/u-s-war-on-terror-has-increased-terrorism.html
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Harry Reid has already proclaimed himself satisfied with sequester level spending, and will not support a "grand bargain. Why? Doesn't benefit Commander Zero and his coterie. The snip below is from "The Transom, 10/25."

"Harry Reid says he’s been too lenient in budget negotiations. http://vlt.tc/14gb “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday he regrets being "too lenient" in previous budget talks with Republicans. Reid said he and President Obama were too willing to compromise in talks that took place in 2011 and 2012, and that he intends to drive a harder bargain going forward. “If you give a bully a dollar today, they ask for a dollar and a half tomorrow,” he said in a radio interview with Nevada's KNPR. “It has taken a while for all my caucus to come to that understanding. And quite frankly, the president, wonderful man that he is, he doesn’t like confrontation and he likes to work things out with people.” “I was too lenient. Don’t blame it all on him,” Reid added. He also ruled out the possibility that a budget conference committee convening next week will reach a "grand bargain" that would cut entitlements, raise taxes and reduce spending. “We are not going to have a grand bargain in the near future,” he said.” In other words, get used to the sequester spending levels, guys. http://vlt.tc/14ge "
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THE 16 DAY GOV'T SHUTDOWN

cost the struggling US economy a whopping $24 billion. And the GOP is rightly blamed for it. But to date there have been 18 shutdowns: 15 by Democrats 3 by Republicans. Question: How many billions did Democrat shutdowns cost the economy? For the answer click www.apollospeaks.com
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Wow it cost 24 billion just how much did it save when Chairman MAObama and his cronies couldn't print that 85 Billion a month for two weeks? That's 85 Billion of USELESS PAPER by the way.
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I was against the shutdown and fearful of another one but events have made me have a change of heart, and I'm not referring to the disintegration of Obamacare. The most important aspect of the shutdown was that all those furloughed government workers proved that we don't need these people, it was living proof that our government is packed with superfluous workers. Aside from the administration trying to create a narrative of pain through carefully chosen, highly visible absent workers, they simply couldn't successfully illustrate WHY we need all these people. I'm now thinking that another such shutdown could illustrate the bloat of the federal government to an even greater degree and, that, coupled with the failure of all those highly-paid techies to create a workable website could make it very clear that big government just doesn't work.
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It's not seeing we DON'T NEED ALL THOSE people collecting a paycheck that three other people already do the work for, that we need to get across, it's that without those unnecessary people HOW MUCH MONEY COULD WE GET BACK? That is what we need people to ask.
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