August 14, 2011:
“Have you read my book, Fed Up? Get a copy and read it.”
~ GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Perry source
August 18, 2011:
“The Book [Fed Up] is not in any way as a 2012 campaign blueprint or manifesto.”
~ Ray Sullivan, Perry Communications Director source
— 10. Social Security Is Evil: According to Perry Social Security is “by far the best example” of a program “violently tossing aside any respect for our founding principles.” (page 48)
— 9. Private Enterprise Blossomed Under Conscription and Wartime Price Controls: Not only does he argue that the New Deal failed to end the Great Depression, but he asserts “recovery did not come until World War II, when FDR was finally persuaded to unleash private enterprise.” (page 48)
— 8. Medicare Is Too Expensive But Must Never Be Cut: Both establishing Medicare in 1965 and expanding it to include prescription drugs in 2003 are examples of “an irresponsible culture of spending in Washington” (page 63), but establishing “‘councils of experts’ and panels of various sorts” to assess the cost effectiveness of different Medicare-eligible treatments is a “frightening” “scheme” that “undermines freedom” and can be fairly labeled “death panels” (page 81).
— 7. All Bank Regulation Is Unconstitutional: Criticizing the Security and Exchange Commission’s rulemaking process under the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill, Perry asserts that “if the Constitution were shown the appropriate respect, Washington regulation writers wouldn’t have to worry about underrepresented views, because they wouldn’t have control over them in the first place” (page 94).
— 6. Consumer Financial Protection Is Unconstitutional: Further reiterates his view that all federal financial regulation is illegitimate, listing the SEC on page 44 as part of a “federal alphabet soup” in which “undemocratic unelected Washington bureaucrats” are “now (dubiously) empowered to dictate their own preferences to the American people.”
— 5. Almost Everything Is Unconstitutional: Regrets the existence of jurisprudence construing the Commerce Clause to permit “federal laws regulating the environment, regulating guns, protecting civil rights, establishing the massive programs and Medicare and Medicaid, creating national minimum wage laws, [and] establishing national labor laws.” Perry makes a partial exception for laws barring racial discrimination which he says fulfill “the intent behind the passage of the Reconstruction Era amendments.” (page 51)
— 4. Federal Education Policy Is Unconstitutional: Cites the willingness of Republicans to vote for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as a “perfect example” of “losing sight of the fact that perfectly laudable policy choices at the local level are not appropriate (much less constitutional) at the federal level.” (page 87)
— 3. Al Gore Is Part Of A Conspiracy To Deny The Existence Of Global Cooling: Jokes that the Social Security Trust Fund “must be somewhere in Al Gore’s lockbox, right next to his notes from inventing the Internet and that global cooling data he doesn’t want anyone to see” (page 60). Argues that moderates oppose curbing greenhouse gas emissions because “they know that we have been experiencing a cooling trend” (page 92).
— 2. Not Only Is Everything Unconstitutional, Activist Judges Are A Problem: Having called the majority of the duly enacted modern welfare state and federal regulatory apparatus unconstitutional, Perry pivots to the complaint that “the [Supreme] court too often chooses to take it upon itself to govern and to develop policy” (page 114).
— 1. The Civil War Was Caused By Slaveowners Trampling On Northern States’ Rights: Rather than simply citing chattel slavery as an exemption to his “states’ rights are good” principle, Perry argues that slaveholder activism in the 1850s was an example of big government federal overreach. “In many ways it was was the northern states whose sovereignty was violated in the run-up to the Civil War,” he argues, citing the Fugitive Slave Act and completely ignoring the human rights of the enslaved African-Americans of the south. He says “we can never know what would have happened in the absence of federal involvement,” ignoring again the fact that federalism would have bought peace at the price of continued slavery.
Christian Dominionists gonna play the Christian Dominionist Victim Card.
DID YOU KNOW?
The ‘We Respect Marriage Act’ (aka DOMA Repeal) has been introduced in the Senate by Leahy (D-VT) and Coons (D-DE).
Mr. Coons won Joe Biden’s Senate seat, which would surely have gone to Republican Mike Castle were it not for the Teahadists and Christine “I am not a Witch” O’Donnell.
Instant karma’s gonna get you, Christine.
Become a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the ‘We Respect Marriage Act’ at:
WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell says she walked off Piers Morgan’s CNN show because of what she described as his “very inappropriate, creepy line of questioning.”
The Delaware Republican said Friday morning on TODAY that she wanted to stop the “borderline sexual harassment that was going on.”
O’Donnell had been invited to appear on Morgan’s show Wednesday to promote her new book, “Troublemaker.” Morgan asked her during the interview whether she still believes masturbation is wrong and supports total abstinence. O’Donnell has made comments in the past about opposing masturbation.
Afterward, O’Donnell appeared to become angry when Morgan asked her if she supported gay marriage. She said Morgan was “borderline being a little bit rude.”
”I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another, then under another Democrat president, Jimmy Carter. I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.”
The 1976 Swine Flu Outbreak took place in 1976 while Gerald Ford, the Republican who replaced the Criminal Republican Nixon, was President. Carter was inaugurated in 1977.
-Reading these are worst than a hangover, a hangover can get better. The stupid goes on forever with this one…Ugh.
if you can handle the idiocy, go ahead and read. i couldn’t get very far.
Michele Bachmann Song by Hockey Mama For Obama
Everybody, sing along…
♬ at the Drive-By Christian Broadcasting Network School of Law for Fundamentalist Government Infiltration ♬
Unfortunately for Bachmann, Standard and Poors has now clarified that it’s actually people like her, who oppose raising the debt ceiling and aren’t mindful of the consequences of default, that were a primary reason for the downgrade….