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The stopgap spending bill that passed in the House early Friday morning failed in the Senate. The GOP-authored funding measure was defeated in the Senate 59-36 because of a measure in the bill that takes disaster funding from green energy programs.
A 219-203 vote, just after midnight Friday, pushed a new spending bill through the U.S. House of Representatives that allows the Federal government to operate past Sept. 30. The bill has remained controversial over the past several weeks as embattled House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took flak from both sides of the aisle while attempting to get it passed.
Commentators called it one of the most poignant moments in the Sept. 22 GOP debate, second only to Herman Cain’s story of his battle with cancer. It was when Texas Governor Rick Perry, hero to much of the apparently deluded Tea Party movement, told how he was lobbied to mandate young girls be forced to take the Gardasil vaccine not by Merck, but by a woman dying of cervical cancer.
The former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Joe M. Allbaugh, noted that the U.S. needs to do a better job securing the border with Mexico.
Liberals are doing such a good job of bashing Barack Obama, we conservatives can just stand aside and watch. And isn’t it fun? The most dramatic rejection of Obama’s policies occurred in New York’s 9th congressional district last week.
America is the land of the free, a country founded on religious freedom and the 1st Amendment. Unfortunately, freedom of religion no longer applies. In California, holding “a regular gathering of more than three people” is a crime in San Juan Capistrano, especially if that regular meeting involves studying the Bible.
Many House Democrats expect a glum future for their party leading in to the 2012 election season. According to POLITICO, interviews with dozens of House members of both parties have revealed a shift from Democratic optimism last spring to a grim dismay at the challenges facing Democrats in 2012.
Internal Revenue Service data shows millionaires already pay taxes at a high rate.
What people buy when they’re worried. Of course, worried people buy gold and silver, which goes a long way toward explaining why the two precious metals have outshined all other asset classes over the past 10 years. But an alert reader reminded me of something else people purchase when they’re nervous about the future: guns. Check out the growth in shares of gunmaker Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (RGR). It looks like their business is doing even better than gold.