Think Harry Reid’s Debt Ceiling Bill Going To Pass The House? (Video)

Fuggedaboutit.

The Reid ‘plan,’ just like Mark Warner’s, is so full of holes and gimmicks, it probably will not stave off a credit rating downgrade and looks like it won’t pass the House.

Not if Paul Ryan gets his way. Here, Congressman Paul Ryan destroys the ‘Reid Bill’ in a blistering speech on the House floor earlier this week.

http://www.mrctv.org/embed/104131

(Video via Breitbart TV)

Mitch McConnell Schools Brian Williams On Taxes (Video)

I have always been a little skid-dish on Senator Mitch McConnell but, Senator McConnell knocks Brian Williams’ question on the rich paying more out of the park.

FDR is the President best known for establishing the welfare and regulatory state in America as we know it. In fact, FDR raised taxes sharply in 1937 on the top earners in an attempt to balance the budget. Once tax increases took effect, the economy collapsed into another recession – the second stage of the double-dip which lasted into WWII. It was only AFTER FDR died that the U.S. economy started to recover.

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(H/T Newsbusters)

Ann Coulter: Norway Killer Was A New York Times Reader

This is a great read. Ms. Coulter skewers the left and the media once again especially since the Norwegian killer cited the New York Times many times in his manifesto.

Ms. Coulter writes:

The New York Times wasted no time in jumping to conclusions about Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who staged two deadly attacks in Oslo last weekend, claiming in the first two paragraphs of one story that he was a “gun-loving,” “right-wing,” “fundamentalist Christian,” opposed to “multiculturalism.”

It may as well have thrown in “Fox News-watching” and “global warming skeptic.”

This was a big departure from the Times’ conclusion-resisting coverage of the Fort Hood shooting suspect, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. Despite reports that Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as he gunned down his fellow soldiers at a military medical facility in 2009, only one of seven Times articles on Hasan so much as mentioned that he was a Muslim.

Of course, that story ran one year after Hasan’s arrest, so by then, I suppose, the cat was out of the bag.

In fact, however, Americans who jumped to conclusions about Hasan were right and New York Times reporters who jumped to conclusions about Breivik were wrong.

Read more at this link.

Confirmed: Redskins Deal Albert Haynesworth

Albert Haynesworth, one of the top three bad moves of the Dan Snyder ownership era of the Washington Redskins, finally got what he wanted – a ticket/trade out of town.

Mike Jones at WashingtonPost.com reports:

The Washington Redskins have traded disgruntled defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round pick in 2013, three league sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

Word of the trade came early Thursday morning as Redskins players began trickling into the team headquarters for training camp physicals. Haynesworth had been scheduled for an 8:30 a.m.physical, according to another person familiar with the situation.

In Jim Zorn’s first year and first game as Coach of the Redskins, after a few defensive plays, Haynesworth took himself out of the game and was gasping for breath. Haynesworth has also not participated in off season workouts with his Redskins teammates.

Good riddance.

Al Franken Does His Best Alan Grayson

Remember this moment from Alan Grayson, the clown of the 111th Congress? Senator Al Franken must miss Grayson pretty badly.

Jim Spencer at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune notes Al Franken’s SNL moment in the Senate:

For a moment Wednesday, Al Franken looked like he was back on the set of Saturday Night Live and not on the floor of the U.S. Senate. In a speech explaining that there would be no money to pay for military and security personnel if Congress doesn’t pass a bill increasing the debt ceiling by Aug. 2, Franken unveiled a large poster in the chamber that said, “Welcome Terrorists.”

Franken aimed his theater of the absurd at those who believe the U.S. doesn’t have to raise the debt limit to avoid economic catastrophe. He couched it as black humor, but certainly not as comic relief in a House and Senate deadlock that economists say puts the U.S. at risk of a financial meltdown.

Union Reforms Save School District In Wisconsin

Byron York writes about the Kaukauna school district:

“The Kaukauna School District, near Appleton, Wisconsin, has about 4,200 students and about 400 employees. It has struggled in recent times and this year faced a deficit of $400,000. But after the new law went into effect on June 29, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it’s all because of the very provisions that union leaders predicted would be disastrous.

In the past, teachers and other staff at Kaukauna were required to pay 10 percent of the cost of their health insurance coverage and none of their pension costs. Now, they’ll pay 12.6 percent of the cost of their coverage (still well below rates in much of the private sector) and also contribute 5.8 percent of salary to their pensions. The changes will save the school board an estimated $1.2 million this year

It is impossible to overstate how bitter and ugly the Wisconsin fight has been, and that bitterness and ugliness continues to this day with efforts to recall senators and an unseemly battle inside the state Supreme Court. But the new law is now a reality, and Gov. Walker recently told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the measure will gain acceptance “with every day, week and month that goes by that the world doesn’t fall apart.”

In the Kaukauna schools, the world is not only not falling apart — it’s getting better.”

(H/T Carpe Diem)

Remy – The Debt Ceiling Rap (Video)

Via Reason TV, local D.C. area rapper Remy is out with the ‘Debt Ceiling Rap.’ This is the third video Remy has done for Reason TV. To watch more Remy videos, visit http://youtube.com/goremy. We may not be able to address our current debt ceiling woes, but we can at least put them to a good beat.

Visit the links below for more Reason coverage on the debt, deficit and government spending:

Five Facts About the Debt
http://reason.com/archives/2011/07/25/five-facts-about-the-debt

The Facts About the Debt Ceiling
http://reason.com/archives/2011/07/18/the-facts-about-the-debt-ceili

Reason.com Topics: Government Spending
http://reason.com/topics/goverment-spending

Enjoy.