Armand C. Hale
An outside look
By Armand C. Hale
July 18, 2011

As an outsider looking in on this whole debt ceiling deal, I can only chuckle at the events as they unfold. First, Barry insults the intelligence of the average American citizen by implying that we are too stupid to understand the concept of the debt ceiling and that we need to leave it to the Political experts to work out. Then, like a child who throws a tantrum when he doesn't get his way, he basically storms out of the discussions like a kid taking his toys and going home because he doesn't get his way while playing in the sandbox. And then Senator Reid has the nerve to say Cantor's behavior is childish and shouldn't even be at the table. Who's the real child? What is it with these guys? I do have an understanding of everything that is going on. With a little research and application, I got a pretty good idea. And here is how I see it:

When Barry took over the chair, with his socialistic instincts, he immediately raided the coffers and doled out money under the stimulus guise and bailouts. That money did nothing for the U.S. as a whole except drive the debt load even higher. Now that there is nothing left in the cookie jar, he wants to be able to borrow more money to spend as he sees fit. Kind of like when you run up one credit card, increase the credit limit and continue spending without attacking the basic cause that got you into that position to begin with. So without a basic understanding of Economics, he wants to also raise taxes as a way to offset cuts. I'm sorry folks, but this stupid American citizen can't see giving this administration any additional dollars in any way, shape, or form that would just be used as a basis for increased spending. Raising taxes in this type of economic environment will have a regressive effect on the economy; not progressive. But to give this guy powers to increase the debt limits on his own is like letting the fox in the hen house. He'll have chicken for dinner every time.

I do applaud the stance certain members have taken about cutting the budget, reducing spending, and trying to get the government to be like the rest of us stupid citizens; you can only spend what you have, and prioritize those expenditures. It is still an uphill battle on the hill to come to resolution. Too bad there isn't an executive leader who can actually lead this path, rather than whining that he is going to take it to the American people. Remember Barry, according to you we are too stupid to understand the problem...but we will be smart enough at the polls in 2012 like we were in 2010. (JMJ)

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Guess what? You're racist again. This message is for the people of Congresswoman's Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) district.

Congressmen Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) once again said that if we oppose this President's historic spending spree, it's because we're motivated by prejudice. I want to let Sheila Jackson Lee know that we will not stand for this! We oppose any debt increase without REAL and substantial spending cuts because we want what's best for OUR country, unlike Rep. Jackson Lee along with her friends in Congress and the White House who only want to do what's best for their union and special interest cronies at the expense of our children and grandchildren!


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Bureaucrats Gone Wild

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United States Senator

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Obama amnesty

This Backdoor Amnesty by Memo Is Not Something That Obama MIGHT Do, It Is Something He Has Already Done. Please Read The Email Below Carefully — and Donate If You Possibly Can! Last month, a memo written by ICE administrator John Morton — an appointee of Pres. Obama — was leaked to the press. The memo instructs ICE Field Office Directors, Special Agents-in-Charge, and all Chief Counsels NOT to deport illegal aliens unless they are violent felons. This order amounts to a Backdoor Amnesty for millions of Illegal Aliens who have no legal right to be in the U.S. Obviously, this order flies in the face of decades of clear federal law. The memo states that illegal aliens are not to be pursued if they meet any of 19 factors, including:

Serves the community, or

Has a job, or

Cares for a disabled, infirm, or mentally challenged relative, or
Pregnant or breast-feeding, or
Brought to the United States as a child, or
Graduated from high school, or
Has a relative in the U.S. military.

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Armand C. Hale

MSgt Armand C. Hale retired from the U.S. Air Force serving his country for over 23 years. His many tours of duty included the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the State of Qatar. He has a Bachelors degree in business & management and has written a book on his experiences in the country of Qatar. You can purchase his book at and Lulu Books.


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