Retired U.S. Army General Paul Vallely is outraged by the new rules of engagement which are handcuffing our troops. Vallely discusses these rules, how they endanger our troops and prevent American forces from accomplishing their mission. He also explains how our enemies are exploiting these ridiculous restrictions and why U.S. commanders need to demand changes from Washington or resign.
Archives for December 2009
Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter rips Dems for trying to add to the debt ceiling by attaching it to a bill to fund the troops. He also says President Obama’s scolding of the banks is ‘shallow’ and the last thing we need we need is more heavy-handed government burdening taxpayers and our entire economy.
Texas Rep. Kevin Brady says Congressional Democrats have it all wrong on fiscal issues. He opposes the new regulatory overhaul for Wall Street, saying it gives the government too much intrusive power and stifling the very credit businesses need. He also slams President Obama for wanting to spend the rest of the TARP money and he wants Congress to draw the line on deficit spending.
John Gizzi of Human Events says Democrats may be creating serious problems with their latest health care tactics. He says liberals are increasingly frustrated about the watering down of the public option. He also says House moderates may bolt if the pro-life amendment is removed in the final bill.
Louisiana Rep. Bill Cassidy, also a physician, says Democrats haven’t solved anything with this supposed deal. It doesn’t contain costs or explosive growth in government. Cassidy says this could be a ‘bait and switch’ since the Senate bill could be scrapped for the House bill and only 50 votes will be needed to pass it.
Planned Parenthood is in hot water again. This time undercover volunteers from Live Action went to a clinic in Appleton, Wisconsin. The video shows the nurse saying the fetus is not a baby until birth and lying about when a baby’s heart starts beating. The doctor then encourages the girl to get an abortion as soon as possible because ‘women die giving birth’. We discuss it all with Lila Rose, president of Live Action.
The entire video can be seen at liveaction.org.
New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett says no one agrees with President Obama that the taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailout (TARP) was a success. He says Obama is also wrong to use remaining TARP funds to spend us more into debt. He also says the Democratic plan to reform regulation of the banking and investment industries will kill a million jobs.
South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson is continuing his call for a full, independent audit of the stimulus plan, now that more evidence has emerged of corruption and waste. What is that evidence? What does he make of President Obama’s new ‘job creation’ agenda?
New Jersey Democrats are trying to pass a gay marriage bill before the end of the year. Once January rolls around, Republican Chris Christie will be governor and gay marriage will be off the table. Democrats are trying to fast track a bill while Democrat Jon Corzine is still governor. Will it pass? What does the vote count look like? What is the law in New Jersey now?
Ohio Rep. Bob Latta says President Obama needs to shelve his health care reform plans and his massive energy tax proposals to focus instead on job creation. Latta says his constituents are ‘hanging on by their fingernails’ and more taxes and Washington spending is the last thing they need.