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Steel Resolve: Sarah Steelman Echoes the Sentiment of Sarah Palin on Fiscal Cliff

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By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Steelman echoes the sentiment of Sarah Palin. We are already over the fiscal cliff! Steelman says after twelve months and an election have passed, discussion of a balanced budget has evaporated. Steelman believes the path to smaller government lies within a Balanced Budget Amendment. If American families have to live within their means, Washington should be held to the same standard. Steelman calls for real solutions and she points to wisdom from George Washington that still resonates today.

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Steel Resolve with Sarah Steelman: Size Matters When it Comes to President Obama

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If size matters, as Mark Twain said: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

~Sarah Steelman

By Gary P Jackson

On this week’s Steel Resolve with Sarah Steelman, Sarah talks about the meetings Barack Obama is having with the powerful multi-national corporations, and how that doesn’t help small businesses on main street, who are in big trouble.

The need for reform, ending crony capitalism, is front and center in this commentary:

Size matters when it comes to President Obama. Sarah Steelman talks about Obama’s meetings with business leaders under the guise that he’s reaching out and trying to repair relationships by asking for opinions on fiscal matters. However, all of the CEOs he’s contacting are from huge companies.

Steelman says that’s business as usual in Washington. Merely meeting with guys that already wield lots of power in DC won’t cut it. What about small businesses? Steelman says if We the People want real fiscal reform we must eliminate crony capitalism.

Steel ResolveSarahNET Radio’s weekly commentary featuring Sarah Steelman

Hear Steel Resolve each week on The Palin Update with Kevin Scholla

Sarah Steelman was endorsed by Sarah Palin in her 2012 run for U.S. Senate in Missouri

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Brevity and Fire: GOP ~ LEAD!

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By Isabel Matos

Sarah Palin was on Hannity Monday night, and one of the many reasons why I love her is because of her brevity and fire.  

A lot was written about the interview.  Two things stood out for me loud and clear.

BARACK OBAMA IS A SOCIALIST. He believes in redistributing wealth, in confiscating hard earned dollars of our small businessmen and women so that they cannot reinvest their dollars and hire more people and grow and expand.
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REPUBLICANS, go back to what the planks in your platform represent: reigning in government and putting the power and the responsibility in the individual not the State. That gets us towards SOCIALISM. What goes beyond Socialism? COMMUNISM.

This was my message to my fellow Palinistas today.

I wanted to share how PROUD I was of Sarah last night. I’m always proud of her, but it was beyond even pride. No matter what happens, we could never ask for someone who is more dedicated to the people or a greater spokesperson for the cause of freedom.
 
To hear her say so powerfully what she did sent a chill up my spine. Finally! I know we all agree on how wonderful she is, but after last night, it is clear that any inconvenience, any time spent away from family, disappointments, any complaints, confrontations or challenges we may have had in the last year, two, three or more, it will have all been worth it! 
 
Sarah is OUR treasure. She will never forget us like the GOP who has NEVER had our backs.  She will never stand down, but stand up for us consistently.
 
Sometimes I feel like giving the weasels a break because Sarah is such a rarity in politics that no one could even begin to match her personal qualities or leadership abilities. But then I think, Nah. They ARE weasels! Every last one of them and they deserve to be rebuked for betraying us on a daily basis. It is painfully obvious who is leading, and she is doing it from the outside.  It is painfully obvious who is NOT leading, and they are IN DC not doing what we have given our vote of confidence to do.  She makes it look so easy, they make it look impossible!!

I just want to wish everyone a happy day, despite our troubles.  Can you imagine what a dark place we’d be in had it not been for Sarah’s guiding ray of light in all this?

Isabel

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Just between you and me, the GOP will not listen.  And they are TOO STUPID TO LEAD!  Please share your thoughts.  Thanks for reading.

Video courtesy SarahNET.

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Video: Dana Perino and Congressman Allen West discuss The Obama Money Pit

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By Gary P Jackson

Over the weekend Dana Perino sat in for Mike Huckabee. [making the show actually watchable and substantive] One of the discussions Dana had was with Congressman Allen West over fiscal policy,

West shows why it’s such a great loss to the nation that he won’t be returning to Congress in January.

Video courtesy SarahNET.

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The Fiscal Cliff–Compromising Our Founding Principles and Holding Hostage Our Future

by Whitney Pitcher

As Democrats and Republicans discuss the media declared “fiscal cliff”, there has been seemingly more rhetoric than ideas and more focus on political expediency than on principle. In other words, it’s business as usual in Washington. Words such as “compromise” and “hostage” seem to be part of any press conference or speech surrounding the debate. Each party indicates a need for the other party to “compromise” so that a certain group, such as the middle class, is not held “hostage” by the other party’s lack of “compromise”. The fiscal cliff and the debate surrounding “compromise” and “hostage” holding are not static in our current political debate. Governor Palin was right when she noted last week that we’ve already reached the fiscal cliff, but what remains to be seen is how hard we’re going to fall at the bottom.  The actual compromise is not a potential one between Republicans and Democrats, but the compromise that decades and decades of politicians of both parties have made with our Founding principles. Those who are held hostage are not solely the constituents of the present, but also future generations who will have to pay for the fiscal failures of the past and the present.

The  media declared, nebulous “fiscal cliff” includes the potential tax increases that would occur if the Bush tax cuts were to expire and the large across the board cuts that would be enacted if sequestration was to occur. If no “deal” is reached, then the combination of tax increases and budget cuts are anticipated by some to exacerbate an already bad economy. In reality, as Governor Palin noted, our nation has already gone over the cliff because of burgeoning deficits contributing to a massive national debt. This is not because of inadequate taxation, but because of big government and poor monetary policy.

Spending has gone up immensely over the past three decades specifically. Per capita spending has gone from  just over $6,000 a year at the beginning of the Carter administration to nearly $12, 000 a year currently. Per capita spending stayed fairly constant at about $8,000 per person through the second part of President Reagan’s tenure through President Clinton’s time in office before increasing again during President Bush’s tenure, as shown below in this graph posted at Reason. com:

The Bush and Obama administrations consistently have spent more than 20% of GDP, which was a rare occurrence in the previous fifty years. Under President Obama, there have been four straight years of more than a trillion dollar deficits, which has lead to his tenure generating more debt than the tenures of the first 41 president (George Washington through George H.W. Bush) combined. Additionally, President Obama has supported quantitative easing stimuli, which have devalued the dollar and negatively affected  both employment and interest rates. While President George W. Bush may have engaged in some pretty extreme “fiscal cliff” diving, Barack Obama has made Felix Baumgartner  seem like a risk averse wimp with the astronomic levels he has gone to in his”fiscal cliff” diving. All of this has lead to the current situation where leaders are trying to determine if our continued fall will include tax increases, mandatory spending cuts, increased borrowing or any combination of the three.

This spending has brought policymakers to a point where charged rhetoric is uttered more frequently than  actual solutions. The word “compromise” is thrown around frequently, which generally means that one party think the other party should abandon their principles to capitulate to them. However, the real “compromise” is one that leaders of both parties have made with our Founding principles of limited government and Founding documents like the Constitution.They all have sworn to uphold the precious document only to treat it as a disposable paper towel when they get in office. They  have compromised their oath for the sake of political expediency. President Obama has indicated that he wants complete authority to raise the debt ceiling  as part of a  “fiscal cliff” deal, which minority leader Nancy Pelosi supports as well. However, the Constitution clearly states that Congress holds the authority to borrow money, not the President. The power of the purse lies with Congress, be it to spend or borrow, yet our leaders continue to try to twist the branches of government where one branch can assume the role of the other and the balance of power becomes moved from its fulcrum.

Additionally, President Washington noted in his farewell address that borrowing money was to be done sparingly and generally only in times of unavoidable wars (emphasis added):

As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible: avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace, but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it; avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertions in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars may have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear.

President Washington understood something that our recent and current leadership has ignored–who is really held hostage by the political decisions of today–future generations. Today’s politicians act primarily out of political expediency recognizing that if they can make the other party seem like a hostage taker to a certain segment of the population, then it helps them politically. However, the hostage is not solely the current taxpayer, but future generations who will be paying for the fiscal failures and bloated government of past and present politicians. As Margaret Thatcher famously noted eventually you run out of other people’s money. If debt continues to accrue and the dollar continues to devalue, future generations will have to pay the ransom for their own pre-determined capture.

G.K Chesterston once noted of political compromise, “[c]ompromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.” Whatever compromise (or capitulation) Democrats and Republicans come to (if they do), the check for the half loaf will ultimately be sent to future generations held fiscally hostage by the compromised leadership of our recent past and our present. We can only pray that someday our leaders will look to Thomas Paine’s words as they make decisions, as Paine said, “if there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my children may have peace”.

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Sarah Palin: We’ve Already Gone Over the Fiscal Cliff, Now It’s About How Hard We Hit Bottom

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By Gary P Jackson

On Friday night Governor Sarah Palin talked with Greta about Susan Rice, the Obama regime, and the handling of affairs in Libya.

Sarah and Greta rip into the corrupt media, pointing out that media outlets who press the regime for actual answers are shut out. These outlets are given less access, or completely taken out of the loop. This has a chilling effect on things. It makes media outlets less likely to actually work to get to the truth. Sarah tells Greta “who cares” noting that Obama and his minions just lie anyhow, show who needs access to more lies!

Sarah also gets into the failed fiscal policies of the regime. She lays out the case against both Obama and the GOP in this disaster. She scolds the House “leadership” [such as it is] for not taking charge. The House holds the purse strings, and is controlled by the Republican Party.

This is what leadership sounds like America. Too bad none of it seems to exist in Washington.

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