How could the economy fall off a cliff so steeply in the 1st Quarter of 2014? A steep decline in health care spending, lower participation rate and decreased self-employment equate to a long-term increase in taxes and massively more debt spending. Ultimately the middle class will be the most hurt by this outcome.
Let’s, together, make a statement that money cannot buy an election, debates on the issues matter, and that re-election is a gift given only to those that have earned the privilege.
When I look at the record, I see a New York City Democrat on the Upstate NY Republican ballot. I see someone who is either ineffective in the job, or otherwise inconsiderate of representing the voters that elected him.
Not only does this vote stall the previous slight move towards accountability and responsibility with regard to the national debt, as there is no limit to the amount of increased debt that the nation can attain with this Bill, but by is vagaries it reverses that budding trend.
What a Conservative is, is what most people in America tend to be. These are people who are law-abiding, they have a strong faith in our nation, they believe strongly in the Constitution as has been written, and the laws that are in there.
We honestly are not upset that Senator Gillibrand provided such a disrespectful response. We are upset that Sen. Gillibrand has such a lack of concern about constituents, apparently especially those who voice concern about matters of grave importance to the nation, that any half-hearted response is considered appropriate.
The fiscal cliff has not been averted, but diverted. The debt ceiling has come and gone with no doubt that it will be a central point of contention before the 1st quarter ends. The country remains fiscally mismanaged, and not a single elected official has the ability to compromise and create a consensus on how to even slow the rate of monetary instability.
To avoid this is to substitute the ‘fiscal cliff’ with a leap off Mt Everest for our grandchildren in the best case scenario; more likely our children or ourselves just a few years down the road.
President Obama has gained another term. A term in which he is no longer restrained by the prospect of re-election, allowing him to attempt to live up to the far-left liberal ideals he often stated before 2008.
On the evening of November 2, 2012, we spoke with NY-22 congressional candidate Dan Lamb at his headquarters in Binghamton, NY. The interview consisted on 7 questions, plus we decided to take a page from various debates and asked Mr. Lamb to provide a short statement on several topical subjects.