Democrats have always wanted to increase fuel taxes (and any other taxes for that matter). All they know how to do is raise taxes and spend, spend, spend. Many Republicans are no better in that they might not want to raise taxes but they keep spending.
In any event, recent conditions in the oil market have led to a drastic drop in gas prices. This means that people are not spending a month’s pay to fill their vehicles but it also means Democrats see an opportunity.
You see, they want to raise the tax on fuel. I guess they figure now that people have become accustomed to paying high prices a rise in taxes would only bring them back to their original level of pain while raking in tons of money for the feds.
In other words, you can’t spend the money you save on gas because government needs more money. Now that you have a little more; cough it up.
What happens when fuel prices go back up? The tax damn sure will not go away and we will be paying even more.
The government gets two and a half or three times more for a gallon of gas than the companies who bring it to market (on average the oil company makes about 8 cents a gallon in profit). They already rob you and then they use the money for unconstitutional or unnecessary spending instead of for the roads and bridges.
Tell them to keep their hands out of our pockets and leave us alone.
UPDATE: Republicans seem to want to get in on the action as well. They will betray us before it is over.
Never surrender, never submit.
Jan 7, 2015 Political
John Boehner was reelected as Speaker of the House even though he faced the strongest revolt since about the time of the Civil War. More than twenty Republicans cast a vote for someone else as Speaker. This is supposed to be their vote and they can do with it as they wish. These folks were upset that Boehner continually gives in to Barack Obama and the Democrats and they were particularly upset with the most recent budget deal that fully funds Obamacare and does not stop Obama’s illegal actions on immigration.
After Boehner won he started exacting revenge on those who voted against him. Two members have been removed from the Rules Committee and one has been removed as the sponsor (or cosponsor) of a bill.
According to a recent poll 60% of Republicans who voted wanted John Boehner replaced as Speaker. I am one of those people. Boehner has shown no backbone and his tear filled emotions do not portray an image of a strong leader. Certainly there are appropriate times to cry but this man blubbers when the lights get turned on.
Republicans who opposed Boehner knew there would be hell to pay despite assurances from the Speaker that this would not happen. Here is a shocker, Boehner lied. Of course he is not doing it directly. His surrogates are doing it to keep him from being the one pulling the trigger. It is a cowardly way to do business.
Boehner and the Republicans run around telling us how they plan to turn things around and govern as conservatives but it is all smoke and mirrors. Representatives were more concerned with committee assignments and office space than they were the well being of the Republic. They turned their backs on the people who put them in office.
Boehner now has a larger majority and will rarely need the votes of the small group of actual conservative members but I am willing to bet that things are going to get real nasty real fast.
It is a shame that Boehner, who ridiculed Pelosi’s and Obama’s leadership, has turned out to be quite like them. He is mean spirited and petulant and punishes those who disagree with him.
I remain a registered Republican because you have to have party affiliation to vote in my state’s primaries but I am done with the party.
I am a conservative and will support politicians who espouse conservative values.
On the plus side, this vote and the childish behavior of the crybaby Speaker will allow me to have quite a bit of fun the next time some Republican group calls to beg for my money.
Republicans, enjoy what you have right now because the way you act and govern you will not be in power very long. I would not be surprised to see the Senate flip back in 2016 as the nation gets a new Democrat/Socialist as President and it will all be due to your lack of conservative values.
Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election because millions of Republicans stayed home out of disgust. How many do you think will stay home in 2016?
I won’t stay home because I see voting as a civic obligation BUT I will not be voting for my Representative. I imagine there will be plenty of folks who feel the same way.
The Republicans and the Democrats in Congress are not very different. They are different wings of the same bird and they are taking us in the same direction to the same place.
The biggest difference is Democrats are taking us there on a jetliner and the Republicans are on a freight train.
The end result is the same and with Boehner as the conductor there will be no switching tracks though he might upgrade to the express train.
I might be wrong and the reality is only time will tell but I doubt Boehner will get tough on Democrats after he has been working with them for so long. I would like to see him be as tough on them as he is on the real conservatives (particularly the Tea Party types) in Congress but that is unlikely to happen. He might surprise me but with rumors flying that he will help with amnesty for the law breakers here illegally and with his actions to push a spending bill until the end of the fiscal year I doubt we will see much to be happy with from him.
This country is in decline and the list names leading the charge starts with Obama and includes Boehner…
Never surrender, never submit.
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. ~ Seconed Amendment US Constitution, 15 December 1791
The Second Amendment protects a preexisting right. It does not grant a right and it does not allow for caveats. It states that the right (a preexisting condition) to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed.
The liberals who are against gun ownership and who do not like the Second Amendment are working overtime to develop ways to ignore it and confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens. We have heard all their schemes. They want background checks (which we have and that many of the people who did bad things passed despite their questionable background. Chalk one up for government efficiency) to ensure only the right people have firearms. By right they mean the government and its enforcement agencies.
They want all firearms registered so there is a database of firearms and who owns them. They tell us that will allow them to track firearms recovered during criminal investigations and help with law enforcement but the reality is it will allow them to track people, see who has firearms and then target those people. It will make it easier for the government to confiscate firearms when that directive is given. Does anyone put it past Obama to issue an Executive Order mandating they be turned in?
The Nazis required firearms registration. Part of the information gathered was what religion the gun owner was. Then when Hitler decided to eradicate Jews he had THEIR firearms confiscated. No longer able to resist the Jews were rounded up and murdered.
Places like New York have registration requirements and they have a database of firearms owners. But there are plenty of ways for government to collect that information. Has anyone gone to the doctor’s office and been asked if there are firearms in the home? What does that have to do with your medical treatment? The VA asks veterans if they have firearms and doctors are paid a bonus to adjudicate people as mentally deficient so their guns can be confiscated. It is a scheme designed to do an end run around the Constitution.
In New York and Navy Veteran and former police officer had his firearms confiscated and pistol license terminated after he sought treatment for insomnia. He was diagnosed as having mild depression and insomnia (keep in mind everyone gets depressed throughout life and bouts of transient depression are different than a clinical diagnosis of chronic depression). The clinical notes clearly indicate he is not a danger to himself or others but his visit was shared with the State police who then notified the local Sheriff.
The Sheriff confiscated his guns.
This is why registration is dangerous. They will make up laws to use the database to disarm people and in this case they even violated their own law to do it.
Do not divulge to your doctors that you own firearms. If you are in a place where they make you register (like Maryland, a state that says it is voluntary but requires you to sign the voluntary registration to receive the firearm) then do not seek treatment for anything that might get your guns confiscated (obviously if you are having a real mental health issue you need to see a doctor) because they will find a way to take your guns.
If your doctor asks about guns tell him it is none of his business and ask how it pertains to your care.
As an aside, Obamacare provides for them to ask but specifically states that none of the information will be used to establish a database. Looks like they are violating that law as well.
Democrats put that in to circumvent the Second Amendment and they have been working on many clever things to get your guns.
They are evil people and leaders like them are the very reason our Founders felt it necessary to protect this preexisting right.
Never surrender, never submit.
Dec 31, 2014 Political
Fifty police officers were shot and killed in 2014 and that is an increase over the previous year. Most of the shootings were from ambushes.
It is almost a certainty that these officers were not ambushed or otherwise shot by law abiding citizens. I would venture to guess they were murdered by drug dealers, gang bangers, and other criminals who were not allowed by law to have a firearm.
But the focus on firearms is against law abiding citizens. Those are the people most affected by gun control laws. Those who would do no wrong with a gun are further restricted while those who would do bad are free to do as they please because they do not obey the law in the first place.
The death of an officer is tragic though if one is shot on a no knock warrant where they bust doors down I would tend to side with the homeowner (provided he is not legally barred from having a firearm) because you are allowed to shoot people storming into your home.
In any event, this is not usually the case as officers are almost always murdered by criminals.
It is tragic that fifty of them were murdered. BUT, many major cities will have that many citizens murdered by firearms in a month or so. Chicago might have that many in a weekend. Being a police officer is a dangerous job but it is getting more dangerous to be a regular citizen in many of our cities (those run by liberals particularly).
The call for gun control is moronic and reactive. Police officers are far safer interacting with people who are legally allowed to carry than they are in areas where guns are restricted because criminals will carry those arms and have no problem shooting a cop or anyone else.
It is time to stop punishing the law abiding for the actions of the criminals in our society.
We are asked not to judge all cops by a few bad ones. We are asked not to judge all Muslims by those who commit terror but gun owners are not afforded the same consideration.
When some guy shoots a cop or goes on a spree that results in kids murdered at a school ALL gun owners are held to that crime and made to pay through gun control.
Many people tell me that I can’t judge what cops do because I am not a cop and that they have a dangerous job.
I am allowed to judge what I wish particularly regarding those whose salaries my taxes pay. I don’t have to stand in their shoes to know they have a dangerous job (I have never been to the Moon but I understand a lot about it) but I can see that depending on where one lives it is a hell of a lot more dangerous being a citizen than being a cop.
Especially when the government keeps working to disarm us.
At least a cop has the chance to shoot or shoot back…
As an aside, the second most common cause of officer death in 2014 was vehicle accident. Maybe we need to ban cars as well…
Never surrender, never submit.
Dec 25, 2014 Political
My annual tradition:
To My Liberal Friends:
Please accept this with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2015, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishes.
To My Conservative Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Never surrender, never submit.