Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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Senator Rubio’s ‘Gang of Eight’ Votes Against ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Compromise

By Javier Manjarres 

Rubio officeU.S. Senator Marco Rubio was one of eight Senators that voted against a compromise on the looming economic ‘fiscal cliff.’ Among those senators who joined Rubio were Republicans Rand Paul, Richard Shelby, Chuck Grassley, Mike Lee, as well as Democrats Michael Bennet and Tom Carper.

Rubio and his ‘gang of eight’ need to be commended from ‘bucking’ his squishing establishment Republican leadership in the Senate, after they bowed down to President Obama and compromising principles, again.

Senator Rubio is correct in stating that “Thousands of small businesses, not just the wealthy, will now be forced to decide how they’ll pay this new tax and, chances are, they’ll do it by firing employees, cutting back their hours and benefits, or postponing the new hire they were looking to make.”
Taxes would jump by $2,400 on average for families with incomes of $50,000 to $75,000, according to a study by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. Because consumers would get less of their paychecks to spend, businesses and jobs would suffer.
At the same time, Americans would feel cuts in government services; some federal workers would be furloughed or laid off and companies would lose government business. The nation would lose up to 3.4 million jobs, the Congressional Budget Office predicts. -Fox News
Now its up to the Republican control House of Representatives to vote on this measure-many expect the Republicans to squash it the compromise, but stranger things have happened, liked today’s 89-8 vote in the Senate to approve it.

This Wednesday’s opening bell on Wall Street could signal a very bad beginning of the year  for stocks. Stocks are sure to drop. Question will be, how far will they drop, and how for how long?

Here is Senator Rubio’s statement on his ‘Nay’ vote on the fiscal cliff compromise-

“I appreciate all the hard word that went into avoiding the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’. I especially commend Senator McConnell’s efforts to make the best out of a bad situation. Nevertheless, I cannot support the arrangement they have arrived at. Rapid economic growth and spending reforms are the only way out of the real fiscal cliff our nation is facing. But rapid economic growth and job creation will be made more difficult under the deal reached here in Washington.

 “Thousands of small businesses, not just the wealthy, will now be forced to decide how they’ll pay this new tax and, chances are, they’ll do it by firing employees, cutting back their hours and benefits, or postponing the new hire they were looking to make. And to make matters worse, it does nothing to bring our dangerous debt under control.

 “Of course, many Americans will be relieved in the short term that their taxes won’t go up. However in the long run, they will be hurt when employers pass on to them one of the largest tax hikes in decades. Furthermore, this deal just postpones the inevitable, the need to solve our growing debt crisis and help the 23 million Americans who can’t find the work they need.”-Senator Marco Rubio
An Open Letter from a Marine to the DISHONORABLE Senator Dianne Feinstein:

Senator Dianne Feinstein,

I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government's right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma'am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one. 
 
I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

We, the people, deserve better than you.


Respectfully Submitted,
Joshua Boston
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
2004-2012

Happy New Year from The Patriot Factor

Wishing all my blog followers a very 
Happy New Year.  It should be interesting no doubt...