You know we are talking a slow news Sunday when the big story is Jeb Bush, and if he is going to run in 2016. We believe even if Jeb Bush was the next Ronald Reagan we need a couple cycles away from the Bush family in the White House. The question is not if the democrats will like him, it is can the GOP not find anybody else to run on a national level since 1988 that is not named Bush and win. The name means there are big donors and allies lining up to what to see what he decides on whether to run for president or not. South Carolina will be the site of the first debate and Bush is scheduled to give the commencement address at the University of South Carolina this will be his second visit to the state, which is also the first presidential primary in the south. We see he has a book and a release of 250,000 of emails from his time as governor. Nothing says running for president than a book and release of all your good work. The next sign will be looking for political staff for Iowa and New Hampshire, which all reports say has not happened as of yet.
Who knew they could work on Saturday, they do not work most days of the week. The Senate came to order on a Saturday and approved a $1.1 trillion spending measure that will fund most of the government bloated operations for the next nine months. They fought until the bitter end trying to get every last bite at the apple attempts to pass things but in the end the week of drama over the funding bill and avoiding any government shutdown in the near future were passed. The vote was 56 to 40 to approve the measure and it is off to the White House for a President Barack Obama signature. The spending measure will fund the government, except for the Department of Homeland Security, through next September. The Department of Homeland Security will be funded only through the 27 of February. This was not a bargaining chip the timeframe designed to give Republican lawmakers an opportunity to address the executive action from the White House on immigration. The $1.1 trillion spending measure leaving the democrats miffed that last minute provisions weakened campaign finance laws and rolled back the limits placed on Wall Street banks in Dodd-Frank. Twenty one Senate Democrats and one independent voted against the measure. We are pretty sure most them were voted out of office for that kind of team play.
When there is something that should be an embarrassment to all involved there will be a cheerleader for the left. The news broke today that The federal debt has increased by $3.8 trillion in the more than 3 years House Speaker John Boehner running the house had cut the first spending deal with Senate Democrats. This can also not be lost on President Barack Obama as he has driven a lot of this debate as well. Want to do the math on that, $32,938.38 is your number. That is the number in dollars, your share, for every household in the United States and yes they include those on the dole taking federal welfare benefits. If you wanted to pull them out you can say the number is $42,783.20 for every full-time year-round private-sector worker in the United States. The worst part of the report is the number $42,783.20 exceeds the $41,916 that according to the Census Bureau was the median annual earnings of full-time year-round private-sector wage and salary workers. There can be no end to the reasons historians will look back on this administration and congress as a black hole in the nation’s history for a myriad of reasons and this just is another to pile on.
Nobody is really fooled anymore about a government shutdown. We lived through it and the services they stopped were all smoke and mirrors. This year the congress leaves and changes hands so there is a feeling of one last screw job coming. We see the liberal House Democrats fighting to their demise against President Barack Obama over the government spending bill. The Democrats launched a lobbying frenzy to counter the calls being driven by the White House demanding the passage of the bill. This is something President Barack Obama does not want hanging around his neck again, he will not be able to blame congress again as at some point it falls on him as a leader. We have heard the big problem is the GOP rider to undo parts of the 2010 Wall Street reform law as part of the package. The revolt is lead by senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee Representative Maxine Waters. Waters has been trying to rally the troops to fight as she had more than 20 like-minded Democrats to her office to push back against White House once word started to spread he was going to push for democrats to sign on.
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Numbers do not lie, as in life there is a scoreboard and the result is fact not opinion. The Treasury continues to collect record amounts of tax dollars. Month after month the only growing industry in the US is the treasury. The federal government closed out the first two months of fiscal 2015 with $404,155,000,000 in total receipts this is the first time in the whole history of the federal revenues that they have topped $400 billion in the first two months of the fiscal year. My liberal friends must think this is great as redistribution is working. But a further lock at the scoreboard shows that even with these record revenues, we paid out more than we collected. That is right you are giving away more freebies to the non-workers than you can collect from the people who are working. The Treasury ran a deficit of $178.531 billion as it spent $582.686 billion. That is not how this is going to work, that is not how any of this works. If you have been reading these pages you know this is not a trend it is a given in 2014 the Treasury brought in a record $3,020,809,000,000 in revenue, but spent $3,504,145,000,000, and ended up running a deficit of $483,336,000,000. It all just funny money and they tell us it is going down based on past years. How can we sustain this?
Alright this Jonathan Gruber stuff is about the best Christmas gift the GOP could get this season. Every time the Obamacare architect and MIT professor appears we Republicans sit back and say we knew it, they knew it all along and lied. We never expected the lemmings to get it, but we do. There is another bonus that the lame stream media and Obamabots loss their stuff every time he talks as well. Democratic congressman and ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings tore into Gruber for his remarks on American voters and the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Cummings said he was irresponsible, incredibly disrespectful, and did not reflect reality as well as being insulting. Then he dropped the hammer that we knew was why they are freaking out. He said Dr. Gruber’s statements gave Republicans a public relations gift in their relentless political campaign to tear down the Obamacare and eliminate health care law completely. The problem is the facts are the facts who could possibly believe you can insure 30 million uninsured people who cannot pay for their insurance and we will also allow people with preexisting conditions to get insurance and will save you money and you get to keep your doctors. It is comical; to think we can have efficiency with any government-run or government-mandated agency just think of your Motor Vehicle department.
Time to walk the walk as the talk is over the votes have been cast and you are a winner. Now roll up your sleeves and do what you said and we voted you to do. Seems simple right but after Ayotte and Brown we in the GOP are a little hesitant to think we are getting what we paid for. Step up Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy as you promised with your defeat of Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. There is no turning back and we are encouraged the before oath talk speak. Cassidy is a three-term congressman and physician from Baton Rouge has said he is ready to battle President Barack Obama through the last two years of his second term. This is not taken lightly and we hope for this kind of push back from the congress we elected. We believe this is the whole reason these GOP members were sent to make sure the lame duck last two years set us up to take the White House in 2016 and not the opposite. Cassidy cited the president’s health care overhaul, regulatory approach to oil, gas and coal, and the executive action on immigration, this is just words and we have heard them before here is to hoping for action in 2014.
We love the infighting going on liberal since the loss of the midterms. Long term there are two things print media is dead and so are old dinosaur views. The latest victim is The New Republic, which announced that it was cutting its publication schedule, moving its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to New York and re branding as a digital media company. This also came with departure of editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier, after this news came down a majority of the magazines staff resigned. This included senior editors Julia Ioffe, Noam Scheiber, executive editors Rachel Morris and Greg Veis, and contributing editors Anne Applebaum and Jonathan Chait. This started when owner, Chris Hughes, hired Gabriel Snyder, of Bloomberg, The Atlantic, and Gawker, as his replacement. If you had never seen it and if you read these pages probably not The New Republic is a liberal American magazine of commentary on politics and the arts published since 1914 with a circulation of approximately 50,000. The bottom line here is the demise of Salon,the Nation and even the New York Times are real and the Wall Street Journal is the only source people are willing to pay for content from and are setting the new standard.
This is a special day so you will not see, fiscal problems, GOP, President Obama, Obamacare, NSA, a women of the week or even congress. Today is 12/5/14 being this is tea512 there are two special days May twelfth and December fifth both are natural 512. Depending on the way you write dates. We always try to stop on these two days and write about why we are called tea512 and give people the clue it is due to the dates May twelfth and December fifth and that is usually as far as we go. The rest is going to have to be left up to guessing and speculation after all there has to be some mystery or it would be too easy. We want you all to celebrate like we have at the office today. This year is even better because it is a Friday. So Happy Hour is Happy all day long. We have done nothing but celebrate by drinking and playing music loud enough to not hear the phones. We are going to take the staff out for dinner thinking Chilis and then off to a night in the city. We are going to a club that has live bands in one room and a DJ in the other. We will back at it tomorrow chasing off the hair of the dog and stomping out liberals on posts of truth and glory, thanks for reading and have a great day.
Could be tough to get a hamburger today as fast food workers in at least 150 cities nationwide are planning to walk off their job. The hope is to get an industry-wide base wage of $15 per hour and the right to form a union. This happened in November 2012 in New York City as around 200 workers from various fast food restaurants around the city participated in the work stoppage. This new version has some backing and help of service sector labor union SEIU there clear target is McDonalds the National Worker Organizing committee, a nationwide group of 26 fast food workers around the country, approved the strike before it was proposed to the rest of the workers. Workers from all 150 cities involved in the campaign were then invited to vote on the date on a conference call. There was another fast food strike that took place in early September, was the first widespread effort of nearly 500 workers were arrested during that strike for activities such as obstructing traffic. Another strike in May was accompanied by solidarity rallies by fast food workers in 32 other countries around the globe. The only question is will they back to get me a bacon double cheeseburger because they can strike but not when we need lunch.
Well we knew there was Hillary backlash but never expected it in academia. We are ready to kick it into high gear after the holidays but now with midterms over and the next presidential cycle within sight, it is time to start watching just a little bit. Here is something to put in your hat even though it is early on, this is still a sign of something. The former Secretary of State and heir apparent to the thrown Hillary Clinton spoke at Georgetown University. The dog and pony was a foreign policy conference centered on Security and Inclusive Leadership. The conference was held at the university’s famed Gaston Hall, which includes the 750-seat auditorium. So far nothing you need ot know right, except there were plenty of empty seats scattered throughout the auditorium. We did not post any photos a we had no rights to them but there are out there and show empty seats throughout the balcony level of the auditorium, with other empty seats shown in the lower level. This is not a huge story we understand but we had always thought the Clinton’s owned colleges as most of their income is from speaking engagements for these type of events. We are shocked they left her get exposes and could not hire students under work study just to fill the hall.
We wanted to let you know if you are in the Boston area about a holiday tradition worth a visit as we do it every year. This a long standing holiday tradition called ZooLights at the StoneZoo and usually opens on Thanksgiving. This is winter wonderland of lights and all your favorite characters of the season that attracts thousands of visitors each year. You cannot help but get into the holiday spirit by strolling along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. This is a zoo as well so when you enter the Zoo you can visit an animal habitat called Yukon Creek, this also features an array of holiday lights but is also home to bald eagles, porcupines, lynx, a gray fox and a pair of reindeer. If you have children they can visit Santa, for a photo opportunity as he awaits their arrival in end of the path at Santa’s Castle. You will truly love the lights and the magical holiday world filled with fairy tale characters and dancing plush animals. This is one of those events we go to every year and is the official sign that Christmas is coming. We have always made it a stop on a Saturday night after shopping at the mall. This will put the real perspective the season, why you are celebrating and everything that makes you feel good inside about Christmas. You night want to grab a coffee or hot chocolate before you get there, as they say baby it is cold outside.
This week we picked another new comer to the list Cara Jocelyn Delevingne who was born August 12, 1992. Cara was born in London, England. We have to admit we have no idea who she was but when we saw the photo of her on the red carpet we knew she was a winner. The photo is from the British Fashion Awards in London on December 1, 2014. She is an actress as she has had roles in Anna Karenina and The Face of an Angel This year you might have seen her in Kids in Love, London Fields and even the Ugly Boy – Die Antwoord Music Video. Next year she has two movies in the queue ready to go Paper Towns and Pan where we are pretty sure she will be one of the sexiest *Mermaids ever. It does not take a lot to see why she blew us away with those long perfect legs. The deal maker was that stare and the smoldering look on her face. We may have never seen her in a movie before but when this weekend come to an end we are pretty sure we will be able to say we have seen her in the movies.
The time is winding down on the crazy 113th congress before sanity can be restored next year. We must endure the end, which will be kicking and screaming and much more than a whimper. Congress will to cram two years of leftover business and doing nothing into the next two weeks. On the agenda keeping the government running, renewing expired tax breaks for individuals and businesses and approving a defense policy measure that has passed for more than 50 years in a row. What else is on the table President Barack Obama’s requests for money to combat ISIS, Ebola funding, immigration government’s terrorism risk insurance program and extending the ban on state and federal taxes on access to the Internet. We think they will get bogged down preventing a government closure when a temporary funding measure expires Dec. 11. The House and Senate Appropriations committees are negotiating a $1 trillion-plus spending bill for the budget year that began Oct. 1 and are promising to have it ready by the week of Dec. 8. So just like in Apocalypse Now when Chief Quartermaster Phillips says to Willard about where they are headed and he did not know but he knew it is going to be hot.