Veterans Day 11/11/11
"We Never Will, We Never Have.. and You Better Be Glad.. These Colors Don't Run"
I Fought For You
"All Gave Some, Some Gave All"
"There isn't anything wrong with America that a little history, patriotism and freedom... properly applied by our citizens onto our government.. can't fix"- JP
|American Job Creators Suffer from Senate Failure to Act on “Forgotten 15” Jobs Bills |
By Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) & Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
Nov 3, 2011
Today, Congressman John Boehner (R-OH) and Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) released the following joint-column discussing the bipartisan “Forgotten 15” jobs bills passed by the House that are stuck in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The "Forgotten 15" includes the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 872), a jobs bill authored by Rep. Gibbs that would stop the federal government from needlessly imposing costly and duplicative permitting requirements for pesticide use near waterways:
"Our nation’s economy is struggling to create jobs, and American families are filled with anxiety about declining net income and chronically high unemployment.
"One year ago, fed up with a Congress that wasn’t focusing on the jobs crisis, Americans put a new majority in charge of the House of Representatives. As part of that new majority, we pledged to focus relentlessly on removing obstacles that are standing in the way of job creation. We promised to send a steady stream of jobs legislation to the Democrats in the White House and Senate, who still control the rest of Washington.
"Since the beginning of the year, that is precisely what we’ve done. The House has passed an array of bills aimed at removing barriers to job creation and helping American job creators get back to doing what they do best. Some of these bills have been signed into law by President Obama. But tragically, many of them have never reached the president’s desk. Instead they’ve been stuck in the United States Senate gathering dust instead of garnering votes.
"At least 15 jobs bills have passed the House this year with significant bipartisan support, and are now sitting in the Senate waiting to be brought to a vote by the Democratic leadership. My colleagues and I have begun to refer to these jobs bills as the ‘Forgotten 15.’
"One of the Forgotten 15 is H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, which was passed by the House back on March 31 with significant bipartisan support. The objective of the bill – which is part of our Plan for America’s Job Creators (Jobs.GOP.gov) – is to stop the federal government from needlessly imposing costly and duplicative permitting requirements for pesticide use near waterways.
"Pesticide use is already regulated, as it should be. The federal government is seeking to require the permitting not because an additional layer of regulation is needed, but because a misguided 2009 court order directed the Environmental Protection Agency to do it.
"Now that this ill-advised court decision has been implemented, public health officials, farmers, ranchers and even everyday citizens will face increased financial and administrative burdens in order to comply with the new permitting process; and all this expense comes with no additional environmental protection. It will be just another government obstacle to job creation at a time when our economy can least afford it.
"In order to overturn the court order and stop the job-crushing permitting requirements from being imposed, a bill has to be enacted by Congress.
"H.R. 872 passed the House in March with strong bipartisan support. A total of 57 Democrats voted with Republicans to approve it. Yet the Democratic-controlled Senate has been sitting motionless on the bill for more than six months.
"With the court order now in effect, the consequences of the Senate’s inaction on H.R. 872 take on a grim new dimension. We’ve known for months that this deadline was approaching, yet the leadership of the Senate has steadfastly refused to even schedule the bill for a vote.
"This is a bipartisan bill that could and should have been signed into law by President Obama more than six months ago to protect American jobs from being destroyed. Instead, H.R. 872 and at least 14 other jobs bills like it are stalled indefinitely in the Senate – “piling up like cord wood” in the words of one of our colleagues, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX).
"We don’t expect President Obama or the Democratic leaders of the Senate to agree with us on every jobs bill we propose. But this one, approved in the House with the support of nearly a third of the Democratic caucus, is an obvious opportunity for common ground that ought to have been acted upon long ago.
"Instead, because of Senate inaction, American farmers, ranchers and other job creators will begin dealing with the costs of another unnecessary federal requirement, making it more difficult for them to preserve and add jobs. It is unacceptable.
"Americans can’t continue to wait for the Senate to act on H.R. 872 and other jobs bills from the Forgotten 15 passed by the House. It is past time for action. Job creators in America deserve nothing less."
U.S. Rep. John Boehner, representing Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, is Speaker of the House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. is the author of H.R. 872.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has received so much media coverage in recent weeks that it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of all the developments. So many endorsements and criticisms coming from all directions enter the news cycle in such rapid succession that even the most dedicated news junkies may have missed out on many of the pronouncements. Supporters and detractors of OWS both might find it useful to have a handy all-inclusive list of who has endorsed or embraced the protest..Read more and see updated list... pjmedia.com/zombie
List as of November 4th
The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers
Communist Party USA
American Nazi Party
Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran
The government of North Korea
Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam
Revolutionary Communist Party
Revolutionary Guards of Iran
Black Panthers (original)
Socialist Party USA
US Border Guard
Industrial Workers of the World
Communist Party of China
International Bolshevik Tendency
International Socialist Organization
PressTV (Iranian government outlet)
Marxist Student Union
Freedom Road Socialist Organization
Party for Socialism and Liberation
UPDATE: Thanks to the hundreds of readers who have made suggestions for additional entries on this list. I now have a large pile of potential new OWS supporters to investigate, and will work on updating this list over the upcoming weeks. When I’ve made it more thorough, I will re-launch an updated list that will be much more “official” in its comprehensiveness, sometime later this month. Keep an eye out for it!
Goings-on at the Homestead
We started stockpiling food a couple of months ago and thought I would share what we've done so far.
We buy all our food from Sams Club, Walmart and one of several grocery stores. We buy lots of canned soups and Ramen noodles. The canned soups have a two year expiration date but I believe will last longer. Not sure about the ramen noodles but i'll guess a real looooooooooong time. We buy lots of spaghetti and other noodles also. Two year expiration date on the spaghetti sauce. We also buy lots of canned meats, tuna and chicken, three year shelf life on those. Most of our meat is frozen but if you don't have a generator to keep your freezer running for an extended period (if you lose power) canned meats are the way to go. We also store powdered milk and eggs, dehydrated potatoes and lots of canned vegetables. We also stockpile other essentials normally used for food prep and cooking like chicken broth, tomato sauce, gravies, marinades, salt and pepper and the like.
50lbs of rise
We buy in bulk when possible like rice (50lbs for $15), flour, sugar and corn meal. Over a short time... say six months you can stockpile a good supply of easy to prepare food for not that much money.
One of the shelving units in the main food storage area
There's a saying that goes something like "store what you eat and eat what you store" We figured out a simple way to follow this rule. We designated a food storage room and set up a couple of shelving units, this is our main food storage area. We pull food from this area and put it in our pantry for us to use. We add to a shopping list whatever we remove from the food storage area and put in the pantry.
This Weeks Pics: This weeks pics feature some of the more colorful signs from the various Occupy movements.