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Props To Nikki Haley

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley gave U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans a piece of her mind this week during a trip to Washington, D.C. After a closed door National Governors’ Association meeting at the White House, the one-time Tea Party darling ripped Obama for refusing to compromise on the…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley gave U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans a piece of her mind this week during a trip to Washington, D.C.

After a closed door National Governors’ Association meeting at the White House, the one-time Tea Party darling ripped Obama for refusing to compromise on the sequester deal – but then slammed the GOP as well for “playing games.”

“I could not be more frustrated than I am right now,” Haley said after Obama told the governors he would not consider a sequester spending cut unless it was accompanied by tax hikes.

“My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget,” Haley added. “This is not rocket science.”

The governor then trained her fire on Republicans in Congress for skipping town and playing golf during the debate.

“There is no leadership. There is no confidence,” Haley said. “There is nothing that shows us that they actually care about what they’re doing. What they’re doing is playing games, and we as the taxpayers are having to cover for their games. We’re not going to do it anymore.”

Good for Haley …

Obviously she’s nothing but a hypocritical “reformer in name only” back here at home (as we’ve pointed on innumerable occasions), but given the opportunity on the national stage to play the partisan hack Haley didn’t discriminate in bashing Republicans and Democrats with equal verve.

As we’ve noted previously, we believe the sequester is much ado about nothing. In fact for some perspective on how ridiculous this whole debate is, read this excellent analysis by our friend Bill Wilson from Americans for Limited Government.

Still, Haley did a very smart thing by picking a fight over the sequester with members of both parties in our nation’s capital. First, she generated national ink for herself (which we all know this governor loves). More immediately relevant, though, she likely gained support among independents back at home (voters she has struggled to connect with since taking office two years ago).

Hell, she’s even got this website giving her rare props …

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62 comments

Kozin February 25, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Isn’t the same governor who gave on average everyone on her staff a 17% pay raise? And gave her 14-year-old a job in the Capital Gift Shop? Hypocrite. The only thing she’s got going for her is her looks.

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Kozin February 25, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Isn’t the same governor who gave on average everyone on her staff a 17% pay raise? And gave her 14-year-old a job in the Capital Gift Shop? Hypocrite. The only thing she’s got going for her is her looks.

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Madcock February 26, 2013 at 12:08 am

FIts, does this mean you and Nimrata are going to start up your affair again? I believe Sgt. Cuckhold is out of town for a while. Yes?

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shifty henry February 26, 2013 at 9:54 am

@madcock — That “too sexy detective” may be available for personal protection, and he has a strange resemblance to Jakie Knotts.

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Madcock February 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm

FIts, does this mean you and Nimrata are going to start up your affair again? I believe Sgt. Cuckhold is out of town for a while. Yes?

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shifty henry February 26, 2013 at 8:54 am

@madcock — That “too sexy detective” may be available for personal protection, and he has a strange resemblance to Jakie Knotts.

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RHood2 February 26, 2013 at 1:19 am

God help her then. She’s not bad. But not great either. And time will wear on her poorly.

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shifty henry February 26, 2013 at 9:51 am

@rhood — Both time and gravity are showing their effects. Something is being redistributed underneath those outfits she wears. So sad to watch.

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? February 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!”

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RHood2 February 26, 2013 at 12:19 am

God help her then. She’s not bad. But not great either. And time will wear on her poorly.

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shifty henry February 26, 2013 at 8:51 am

@rhood — Both time and gravity are showing their effects. Something is being redistributed underneath those outfits she wears. So sad to watch.

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? February 26, 2013 at 9:24 am

“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!”

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Robert February 26, 2013 at 7:30 am

I find it strange that everytime real cuts to spending are at hand, people run scared. Everyone preaches we need cuts, yet they can’t pull the trigger. And now I’m hearing those that preach less government moan over lost federal funds. If the cuts go through, then people will realize just how much of their daily lives are touched by federal funds.

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Smirks February 26, 2013 at 9:52 am

Part of the problem is that D.C. only gives a shit about defense spending and corporate welfare, or anything that their lobbyists court them to save. When it comes to anything that affects the public, they don’t give a shit, except for that little nagging problem of the public voting their asses out if they wised up to that truth. Hence the theater that is going on now.

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south mauldin February 26, 2013 at 10:09 am

Exactly. Republicans want to cut everything, yet they want to increase defense spending every year to prove that they are such patriots, all the while avoiding service at every turn. Goddamn chickenhawks.

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Jennifer Levine February 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Smirks is totally on point here. The true “welfare queens” in our society are the Pentagon, defense contractors, and large corporations. South Mauldin is on target with his “chickenhawks” remark as well.

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Robert February 26, 2013 at 6:30 am

I find it strange that everytime real cuts to spending are at hand, people run scared. Everyone preaches we need cuts, yet they can’t pull the trigger. And now I’m hearing those that preach less government moan over lost federal funds. If the cuts go through, then people will realize just how much of their daily lives are touched by federal funds.

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Smirks February 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

Part of the problem is that D.C. only gives a shit about defense spending and corporate welfare, or anything that their lobbyists court them to save. When it comes to anything that affects the public, they don’t give a shit, except for that little nagging problem of the public voting their asses out if they wised up to that truth. Hence the theater that is going on now.

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south mauldin February 26, 2013 at 9:09 am

Exactly. Republicans want to cut everything, yet they want to increase defense spending every year to prove that they are such patriots, all the while avoiding service at every turn. Goddamn chickenhawks.

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Jennifer Levine February 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Smirks is totally on point here. The true “welfare queens” in our society are the Pentagon, defense contractors, and large corporations. South Mauldin is on target with his “chickenhawks” remark as well.

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EJB February 26, 2013 at 7:50 am

During the national debate over ObamaCare Obama promised he would cut $100 Billion from Medicare/Medicaid in just waste/fraud/abuse. I haven’t seen where they have cut one cent and if they would find that waste/fraud/abuse (and I’m sure there is more than $100 Billion worth) they could pay for the discretionary and military sequester cuts and nobody would know what had happened except the fraudsters that got jail time. Let the hammer fall and the cuts begin. If the only places the Democrats and Obama can find to cut are air traffic controllers, child immunizations and first responders they will be proving they have no business running the country to even the most blind among them. It’s not games; it’s trying to get control of run away spending in what is arguably an inefficient manner.

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Cooper Ashley February 26, 2013 at 9:22 am

But no one wants to be cut. Everyone has his/her own fiefdom. If you cut Social Security disability, people will riot in the streets because these are people who cannot perform substantial gainful activity. They need that money to pay for cable TV, rent, groceries, and prescription drugs. If you cut flood insurance, how do you rebuild your home after a hurricane. SC people on the coast would be screwed over. If you cut FEMA, what about victims of the Super Storms like Sandy. and Hurricane Hugo. Remember that one? I lived through it and never want to do that again. We are so interwoven with the federal government there is no extrication without pain.

Republicans think it is entirely appropriate to cut taxes on the rich while making everyone else pay more. Do we need to cut? Yes. But not one the backs of the poor and middle class.

The most pressing problem is not the deficit but rather unacceptably high unemployment. Fix the high unemployment !

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Jennifer Levine February 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Yes – cut corporate welfare spending and eliminate tax loopholes for the ultra rich, not programs for the poor, disabled, sick, and middle class.

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EJB February 26, 2013 at 6:50 am

During the national debate over ObamaCare Obama promised he would cut $100 Billion from Medicare/Medicaid in just waste/fraud/abuse. I haven’t seen where they have cut one cent and if they would find that waste/fraud/abuse (and I’m sure there is more than $100 Billion worth) they could pay for the discretionary and military sequester cuts and nobody would know what had happened except the fraudsters that got jail time. Let the hammer fall and the cuts begin. If the only places the Democrats and Obama can find to cut are air traffic controllers, child immunizations and first responders they will be proving they have no business running the country to even the most blind among them. It’s not games; it’s trying to get control of run away spending in what is arguably an inefficient manner.

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Cooper Ashley February 26, 2013 at 8:22 am

But no one wants to be cut. Everyone has his/her own fiefdom. If you cut Social Security disability, people will riot in the streets because these are people who cannot perform substantial gainful activity. They need that money to pay for cable TV, rent, groceries, and prescription drugs. If you cut flood insurance, how do you rebuild your home after a hurricane. SC people on the coast would be screwed over. If you cut FEMA, what about victims of the Super Storms like Sandy. and Hurricane Hugo. Remember that one? I lived through it and never want to do that again. We are so interwoven with the federal government there is no extrication without pain.

Republicans think it is entirely appropriate to cut taxes on the rich while making everyone else pay more. Do we need to cut? Yes. But not one the backs of the poor and middle class.

The most pressing problem is not the deficit but rather unacceptably high unemployment. Fix the high unemployment !

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Jennifer Levine February 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Yes – cut corporate welfare spending and eliminate tax loopholes for the ultra rich, not programs for the poor, disabled, sick, and middle class.

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BigT February 26, 2013 at 7:57 am

1. It looks like FITS is beiginning to accept the fact that Haley is Kicking his Butt…and he’s beginning to give in to her superiority (maybe Sanford is finding out, on the stump, that he and FITS are playing a losing hand)???

2. To criticize BOTH parties is just one step up from the putrid Obama Incest that pollutes the media. It ain’t both parties. It’s ALL Obama and his demons in the deon-crat party. We’d have NO CHANCE at anything even CLOSE to responsibility, if it were not for some GOP leaders. No matter what the Republicans do (play golf or get their nails did) people like FITS and the rest of the media will BASH them…

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BigT February 26, 2013 at 6:57 am

1. It looks like FITS is beiginning to accept the fact that Haley is Kicking his Butt…and he’s beginning to give in to her superiority (maybe Sanford is finding out, on the stump, that he and FITS are playing a losing hand)???

2. To criticize BOTH parties is just one step up from the putrid Obama Incest that pollutes the media. It ain’t both parties. It’s ALL Obama and his demons in the deon-crat party. We’d have NO CHANCE at anything even CLOSE to responsibility, if it were not for some GOP leaders. No matter what the Republicans do (play golf or get their nails did) people like FITS and the rest of the media will BASH them…

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Vanguard16 February 26, 2013 at 8:15 am

Here’s tip Trikki, don’t worry about the Feds when your own yard is crap!!

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Vanguard16 February 26, 2013 at 7:15 am

Here’s tip Trikki, don’t worry about the Feds when your own yard is crap!!

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jimlewisowb February 26, 2013 at 8:59 am

Fuck you willie and Fuck the horse you rode in on

Ok willie, once again it appears you have that urging in your loins to nail the Governor, again, again, again and again.

Maybe it was that full frontal where is my pecker shot of the Detective that sparked your plug. Whatever.

Let’s take a look at some of the Gypsy’s “Obama you can kiss my partially immigrant ass” quotes.

Haley said. “What they’re doing is playing games, and we as the taxpayers are having to cover for their games. We’re not going to do it anymore.”
May I be as bold to say isn’t this exactly what the Gypsy and her Republican Party are doing at home.

Nikki Haley dubbed Washington as “psychotic”
Am I to assume that South Carolina is “sane”

“What they need to do is do what these governors do everyday,” she continued. “We stay until we get it done.”
If that is the case, what in the fuck are you doing in bat shit crazy Washington.

“My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget,” Haley said. “This is not rocket science.”
Really. I’ll say it again Really. If this is the case Governor, why don’t you send your rug rats over to the respective budget committees and have them show the goddamn cockroaches how to reduce last years budget by 10% and return the money to us, the damn taxpayers who are paying you to show up in Washington pretending to be the Gypsy Virgin Mary.

Just one more for your X-Gypsy Lover willie, I promise.

While the Gypsy Governor was up in Psychoticville, the South Carolina House Republicans were continuing to push their plans to make it more expensive for the 247,000 public-sector workers who are members of the state health plan to go to a doctor. The decision — raising various fees associated with doctor visits by 20 percent.

20 percent. Sounds just about right. While retirees on fixed incomes got squat it is my recollection that the Gypsy Governor gave most, if not all of her staff raises topping 15 percent.

Psychotic. Yep I’ll agree. Willie you are psychotic if you think you will ever play with that Gypsy Cooter again and the Gypsy Governor is psychotic if she thinks anyone believes her bullshit.

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shifty henry February 26, 2013 at 9:37 am

@jimlewis — Well said, and I didn’t see her solutions to the problems at hand. Did she explain to them how she manages to get lower level state employees terminated but then have higher paid openings made available? Really, is she able to present SC as a shining example of how to deal with fiscal crises? No, I don’t think so!

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Jennifer Levine February 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Agreeing with shifty henry as well… valid criticism.

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Lexguy February 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

If you can’t make a point without using that kind of language you just show your ignorance!

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jimlewisowb February 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Bite Me.
Oh, I am so sorry,
Bite Me Asshole

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Jennifer Levine February 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Jim Lewis, that was a glorious, on-point, piece-by-piece breakdown/take down. I thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed it. Thank you for posting.

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jimlewisowb February 26, 2013 at 7:59 am

Fuck you willie and Fuck the horse you rode in on

Ok willie, once again it appears you have that urging in your loins to nail the Governor, again, again, again and again.

Maybe it was that full frontal where is my pecker shot of the Detective that sparked your plug. Whatever.

Let’s take a look at some of the Gypsy’s “Obama you can kiss my partially immigrant ass” quotes.

Haley said. “What they’re doing is playing games, and we as the taxpayers are having to cover for their games. We’re not going to do it anymore.”
May I be as bold to say isn’t this exactly what the Gypsy and her Republican Party are doing at home.

Nikki Haley dubbed Washington as “psychotic”
Am I to assume that South Carolina is “sane”

“What they need to do is do what these governors do everyday,” she continued. “We stay until we get it done.”
If that is the case, what in the fuck are you doing in bat shit crazy Washington.

“My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget,” Haley said. “This is not rocket science.”
Really. I’ll say it again Really. If this is the case Governor, why don’t you send your rug rats over to the respective budget committees and have them show the goddamn cockroaches how to reduce last years budget by 10% and return the money to us, the damn taxpayers who are paying you to show up in Washington pretending to be the Gypsy Virgin Mary.

Just one more for your X-Gypsy Lover willie, I promise.

While the Gypsy Governor was up in Psychoticville, the South Carolina House Republicans were continuing to push their plans to make it more expensive for the 247,000 public-sector workers who are members of the state health plan to go to a doctor. The decision — raising various fees associated with doctor visits by 20 percent.

20 percent. Sounds just about right. While retirees on fixed incomes got squat it is my recollection that the Gypsy Governor gave most, if not all of her staff raises topping 15 percent.

Psychotic. Yep I’ll agree. Willie you are psychotic if you think you will ever play with that Gypsy Cooter again and the Gypsy Governor is psychotic if she thinks anyone believes her bullshit.

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shifty henry February 26, 2013 at 8:37 am

@jimlewis — Well said, and I didn’t see her solutions to the problems at hand. Did she explain to them how she manages to get lower level state employees terminated but then have higher paid openings made available? Really, is she able to present SC as a shining example of how to deal with fiscal crises? No, I don’t think so!

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Jennifer Levine February 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Agreeing with shifty henry as well… valid criticism.

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Lexguy February 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

If you can’t make a point without using that kind of language you just show your ignorance!

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jimlewisowb February 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Bite Me.
Oh, I am so sorry,
Bite Me Asshole

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Jennifer Levine February 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Jim Lewis, that was a glorious, on-point, piece-by-piece breakdown/take down. I thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed it. Thank you for posting.

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Smirks February 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

“Well, obviously she herself couldn’t veto even a decent amount of spending from the state budget, let alone pick mostly decent things to cut, and she’s quite clearly spouting this crap to gain brownie points with the mainstream GOP and put herself even further on the national stage, but we’re going to praise her for an empty-handed assault against the guys in D.C.”

To be expected from the site that endorsed her in 2010. When it comes to credibility, this site can’t put down the sledgehammer, can it?

Maybe Haley can give tips to the IRS on network security next? Or tell Georgia they won’t have their way with us again?

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Smirks February 26, 2013 at 8:40 am

“Well, obviously she herself couldn’t veto even a decent amount of spending from the state budget, let alone pick mostly decent things to cut, and she’s quite clearly spouting this crap to gain brownie points with the mainstream GOP and put herself even further on the national stage, but we’re going to praise her for an empty-handed assault against the guys in D.C.”

To be expected from the site that endorsed her in 2010. When it comes to credibility, this site can’t put down the sledgehammer, can it?

Maybe Haley can give tips to the IRS on network security next? Or tell Georgia they won’t have their way with us again?

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Moman50 February 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

Props to Haley?For what?All I hear from her is a bunch of doubletalk.You want “cuts?”Youve got cuts!!Oh,I get it,She didnt mean “these” cuts!Shes a joke and a clown,deserving nothing but contempt.

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Moman50 February 26, 2013 at 9:23 am

Props to Haley?For what?All I hear from her is a bunch of doubletalk.You want “cuts?”Youve got cuts!!Oh,I get it,She didnt mean “these” cuts!Shes a joke and a clown,deserving nothing but contempt.

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Philip Branton February 26, 2013 at 10:34 am Reply
Philip Branton February 26, 2013 at 9:34 am Reply
upstate islander February 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

just another shoot from the lip soundbite

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upstate islander February 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

just another shoot from the lip soundbite

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Charlemagne, King of France February 26, 2013 at 11:52 am

i heard a quote on the news last night “i stay until the job is done”
has anyone seen her schedule recently?

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astonished February 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm

And where was she for a couple of months trying to get Romney elected?? Guess there was no SC work to ne done then!

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Charlemagne, King of France February 26, 2013 at 11:52 am

i heard a quote on the news last night “i stay until the job is done”
has anyone seen her schedule recently?

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astonished February 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm

And where was she for a couple of months trying to get Romney elected?? Guess there was no SC work to ne done then!

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Broom Stix February 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Props to Nikki Haley?

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Broom Stix February 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Props to Nikki Haley?

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Chris Weaver February 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm

…That struts and frets his hour upon the stage. And then is heard no more. It is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing…
She did nothing more, She peed on everyone and failed to champion the first real cut in growth in decades. As you note, she got ink but fell flat on her face as projecting a message of principle.
cw

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Chris Weaver February 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm

…That struts and frets his hour upon the stage. And then is heard no more. It is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing…
She did nothing more, She peed on everyone and failed to champion the first real cut in growth in decades. As you note, she got ink but fell flat on her face as projecting a message of principle.
cw

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Thomas February 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Taxes too high? Spending out of control? Federal Reserve printing 45 billion a month to buy commercial and residential mortgages? Gun confiscation? Have your attention? You have not seen anything yet.

“Democrats in the U.S. House have been conducting hearings on proposals to confiscate workers’ personal retirement accounts “including 401(k)s and IRAs” and convert them to accounts managed by the Social Security Administration”

http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/dems-target-private-retirement-accounts.html

“Your Government universal GRA investment savings account is an annuity managed by Social Security. Hedgecock noted ‘[m]ake no mistake here: Obama is after your retirement money. The “annuities” will “invest” not in the familiar packages of bond and stock mutual funds but in the Treasury debt!’ ”

“[I]n mid-September 2010 the Departments of Labor and Treasury held hearings on the next step toward achieving Ghilarducci’s goals. The stated purpose was to require all private plans to offer retirees an option to elect an annuity. The “behind-the-scenes” purpose for this step was to get people used to the idea that the retirement assets they had accumulated would no longer be part of their estate when they died.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-18/retirement-savings-accounts-draw-u-s-consumer-bureau-attention.html

“The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is weighing whether it should take on a role in helping Americans manage the $19.4 trillion they have put into retirement savings, a move that would be the agency’s first foray into consumer investments.”

Every current or retired state and federal worker will get hosed by those bull washing bastards. And you kick in the teeth of Gov Haley who represents a 2010 TEA Party pushback to get these people out of our lives, healthcare, retirement nest eggs, gun collections? BOHICA

Keep on spewing that Black Draught from your sewer hole. You missed out, now pay out.

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Thomas February 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Taxes too high? Spending out of control? Federal Reserve printing 45 billion a month to buy commercial and residential mortgages? Gun confiscation? Have your attention? You have not seen anything yet.

“Democrats in the U.S. House have been conducting hearings on proposals to confiscate workers’ personal retirement accounts “including 401(k)s and IRAs” and convert them to accounts managed by the Social Security Administration”

http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/dems-target-private-retirement-accounts.html

“Your Government universal GRA investment savings account is an annuity managed by Social Security. Hedgecock noted ‘[m]ake no mistake here: Obama is after your retirement money. The “annuities” will “invest” not in the familiar packages of bond and stock mutual funds but in the Treasury debt!’ ”

“[I]n mid-September 2010 the Departments of Labor and Treasury held hearings on the next step toward achieving Ghilarducci’s goals. The stated purpose was to require all private plans to offer retirees an option to elect an annuity. The “behind-the-scenes” purpose for this step was to get people used to the idea that the retirement assets they had accumulated would no longer be part of their estate when they died.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-18/retirement-savings-accounts-draw-u-s-consumer-bureau-attention.html

“The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is weighing whether it should take on a role in helping Americans manage the $19.4 trillion they have put into retirement savings, a move that would be the agency’s first foray into consumer investments.”

Every current or retired state and federal worker will get hosed by those bull washing bastards. And you kick in the teeth of Gov Haley who represents a 2010 TEA Party pushback to get these people out of our lives, healthcare, retirement nest eggs, gun collections? BOHICA

Keep on spewing that Black Draught from your sewer hole. You missed out, now pay out.

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Ralph February 26, 2013 at 10:17 pm

You should heard Curtis Loftis on the radio today. He gave them all hell and was happy to do it. I think it is great these elected officals are calling out the losers on the national secne!

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Ralph February 26, 2013 at 10:17 pm

You should heard Curtis Loftis on the radio today. He gave them all hell and was happy to do it. I think it is great these elected officals are calling out the losers on the national secne!

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