Friday, July 15, 2011

On May 3, 2011 I I included this article made on an entry along with a few other articles.

3 May 2011 
Last updated at 04:59 ET 
...Stalemate over the talks means the US risks defaulting on its debts because it will be unable to borrow beyond its $14.3 trillion (£8.6tn) limit.
Mr Geithner had previously said the deadline for a deal was 8 July.
But in a letter to Congress he said that better tax receipts meant the deadline could be extended to 2 August....
Thank you, Tim.  You manage to stay just the other side of the 'most dreaded financial expert' on the planet.  Secretary Geithner seems to working overtime to be sure the 'fiscal' viability of the USA remains intact in a completely hostile House of Representatives. 

The actual event was reported on May 2, 2011 in the evening.  Secretary Geithner annouced on the evening of May 2nd he was able to provide THREE MORE MONTHS from that date for Congress to resolve the issue of the "Debt Ceiling."

Mon May 2, 2011 6:44pm EDT
* Treasury says can borrow until Aug. 2 under debt limit
* New estimate buys three more weeks for budget deal
* Rising tax revenues slash April-June borrowing needs (Adds analyst comment, details on quarterly refunding)
WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury on Monday pushed back the date when it expects the nation will run out of options for avoiding a default on its obligations by three weeks, buying more time to strike a budget deal with Congress….

The reason Treasury Secretary Geithner provided 'more breathing room ON THE EVENING OF MAY 2, 2011,' is because the USA House of Representatives had been continued to be DEAD LOCKED from April 2, 2011.  So, given three months until the money ran out seemed prudent.  I really is NOT the responsibility of any Treasury Secretary to provide 'breathing room' for raising the Debt Ceiling.  He has other work to do.


Given the level of incompetency with the USA House of Representatives and their ideological deadlocks over nearly EVERYTHING, he made the effort to provide more time to END THE DEADLOCK and raise the debt ceiling.


On APRIL 20. 2011 it was noted the morons in the house couldn't get out of their own way to save the country FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION, OR THE CHILDREN IN THEIR DISTRICT!

WASHINGTON | Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:25pm EDT

Reuters) - In the looming fight over raising the debt limit, Washington will have its eye on two deadlines: July 2011 and November 2012. (click title to entry - thank you)

The first is the date by which Congress will likely have to act in order to ensure that the United States doesn't default on its $14 trillion in accumulated debt.

The second deadline is when President Barack Obama and most members of Congress will face voters.

What has often been a routine, if unpleasant, vote could this year turn into a battleground in the 2012 campaign as Republicans and Democrats advance clashing ideological visions of the nation's priorities....

The US House was notified on the evening of May 2, 2011 that the debt ceiling debate has to end with a bill to pass it by August 2nd.

THREE MONTHS !!!!!!!!!!!

Does anyone actually believe there is going to be a bill to raise the Debt Ceiling?  With these incompetents? 

This is ridiculous ! 

What are we paying them for?

The Affordable Care Act in no way had a template, hence, the danger to the Plutocracy.

I read through the entire House Bill before it was passed and after the Right Wing Media began it's "Kill Grandma" mess.

That law was law.  Believe me it was law.  That is why 'the law' was not suppose to stand.

As per the Plutocrats, FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS, of course.

I read through a portion of the bill and all that is on this blog.  The Affordable Care Act was not written overnight either.  The House Bill which outlined the final draft after Senate modifications was obviously a work of love over a long period of time.  

At the heart of the Affordable Care Act are the citizens of this nation, not some Joe Lieberman protected Plutocrat insurance companies.

The Democrats are a real threat to the Plutocrats.  They actually legislate and it is why the 'Four Crackpot Judges and one Conservative Judge' on the Supreme Court are so important after all.

BOYCE F. MARTIN, JR., Circuit Judge. (click title to entry - thank you)  This is an appeal from the district court’s determination that the minimum coverage provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutionally sound…

The standard for setting up requirements for insurance in society made precedent a long time ago with the demand for medical coverage to be placed in several forms in Auto Insurance.  Heck, the Hartford now includes 'personal home care' as part of their package for AARP.  This 'individual manidate' mess is just that.  All the attorneys, or at least 99% of them that filed against the new law fall under 'one federal jurisdiction.'  That should tell the country something.

The Plutocratic assault against the health care law became more obvious when Liberty University (a Christian Conservative institution) filed against the law on the demand that this was also a provision for companies to meet as well.

I do believe the Solicitor General is wrong when stating this would result in a mandate as to what Americans could eat.  That is nonsense.  Insurance and grocery shopping having nothing in common, except media hype.  Such outrageous statements before a court are completely bizarre and play to 'the politics' and 'worse case scenarios.'  In regard to food, there IS a federal agency ASSIGNED the responsibility to protect the American citizens from harm, it is called the FDA.  But. to imply the federal government could act above that is hideous.  It is the responsibility of the government to protect citizens from harm and exploitation.  Making personal choices is frequently favored based in 'market pressures' in the USA, impacted by federal taxes, etc.  That hardly is mandate for imposing federal 'grocery lists' to citizens.

...Today it is health insurance, and tomorrow it could be food, transportation, or housing," Staver says. "Big Brother would be able to be the CEO of every business and dictate our private choices....

...“Based on the oral argument in court today, (click here) it seems highly likely that the three-judge court will uphold the Affordable Care Act's individual responsibility provision. Like most federal district court decisions so far, it appears that the challenges to the new law will be rejected," said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, who supports the legislation....

This only proves, it is not the citizen at the heart of the attacks against the new health care law, but, also the Christian Right Wing and Wall Street CEOs.  It is ridiculous.  Citizens can't be protected from the 'exploits' of profit?  They better be able to be protected otherwise the sovereignty of the country is in question.

The Republican Cronys actually do consider there candidates morons.

How business lobbies bought all the laboratories of democracy (click here)

ALEC's dream of a world where industry writes every state law

By Alex Pareene

It sure is funny that, at basically the same time, state legislatures across the country began passing a slew of similar measures attacking collective bargaining, undocumented immigration and abortion, right? Just a weird coincidence, I'm sure, this sudden nationwide war on public employee unions and immigrants and women....

There is no surprise for many Americans, after all it was Paul Ryan's chart directly from The Heritage Foundation that gave away the fact these legislators are inept, controlled and monitored.  If Americans didn't get that picture than what indeed are Americans thinking?

The Declaration of Independence was not written from a 'template' from the King of England after all.

Through the corporate-funded (click here) American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called "model bills" reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations. Through ALEC, corporations have "a VOICE and a VOTE" on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in your state. DO YOU?...

This isn't just the USA Democracy, but, the potential is where capitalists exist throughout the world there is this potential for 'figure head' governments, such as the Regressives in the USA, that 'steer' legislative outcomes in the power of the corporations.  There was a taste of that in Russia with the Oligarchs, which is not connected to The Koch Brothers, at least not directly. 

This corporate COVET of governments is a direct assault on sovereignty.  The Regressive Republicans are definately Anti-American while they wrap themselves in the USA Constitution as if THAT were their guilding light.  It would seem to be a lie, a gigantic lie as exampled by Paul Ryan alone.

ALEC Exposed--How Corporations Are Taking Over Our Democracy (click here)

By Ruth Conniff, July 13, 2011
Today the Center for Media and Democracy rolled out a new web site, ALEC Exposed, based on a massive leak of information from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the powerful coalition of corporations, rightwing foundations, and state legislators who have been literally writing the laws at the state level to push their pro-business, anti- democracy agenda....

These are not competent legislators, they are manniquins bought and paid for by Wall Street.  The participant legislators are not able to govern or do they seek to govern.  They are the power brokers.

When Leiby's Father wept it was more than I could stand to hear. I had to change the television station.

Sweet, innocent and cherished child brutally destroyed in a horrific realty his parents feared more than any other possibility in their lives.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNN) -- Thousands of people showed up Wednesday evening for the funeral of a young Jewish boy.

He was found killed and dismembered in New York two days after disappearing.

In a small casket draped in black, the body of Leiby Kletzky made its way into a Borough Park Synagogue as thousands looked on.

Most of the people who showed up to the funeral had never met the young boy, but they stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a sea of sadness.

Police have charged 35-year-old Levi Aron with the boy's murder after finding remains in his apartment and a nearby trash bin.

They do not believe Aron knew Leiby.

I cannot imagine the despair the family and community must be experiencing right now.  It doesn't come worse than this.  Leiby must have been worried about the words of his parents when he knew freedom to return home was irretrivable.  I hate the life of confusion and longing he lived for the time he did, knowing the worries and fears of his parents.  I am confident that child suffered longing in a way few would know.

My deepest sympathies for his loss.  The loss is considerable and the scars deep.