October 30th, 2013

Posted: October 30, 2013 at 9:15 am

Think About It…..                                                                                          October 30, 2013

After being a Republican State for so long with the likes of Stevens, Frank Murkowski and Don Young, it seems we have definitely turned the corner in Alaska.  Is that two Democrats I seen in the U. S. Senate??

Frank’s daughter seems to be trying to be a left wing Democrat. Democrat Mark Begich seems to be trying to present himself as at least a conservative if not a pseudo-republican. And Don Young?… Even he caved in to vote for increasing our nation’s debt to over 17 trillion dollars by voting to cow-tow to Senate Democrats and end the government shutdown last week.

One has to wonder what is going on?….and what will happen to our once great nation.

Lisa Murkowski after getting the scare of her life in losing in the last Primary Election to Joe Miller and then winning the Senate in the General probably feels she has to lean more to the left, the liberal side of her party. So, it’s no wonder that she does everything possible to distance herself from the conservative Heritage Foundation and Ted Cruz side of the Republican Party. Cruz is a very conservative Republican from Texas, and Heritage Action, the political arm of the Foundation, pushed hard for the shut down of the government as a way to defund Obama Care. Murkowski made sure she was nowhere near those conservative Republicans.

Mark Begich is a liberal Democrat through and through, and has supported Obama Care from the get go, even though a majority of Americans want to see the Affordable Care Act go away. However, knowing he has to face a mostly conservative Alaskan Electorate very soon, Begich appears to be trying very hard to put on a conservative face. That’s really hard to do when its his own Democratic party has; -not passed a budget in over seven years,  -refuses to address entitlement programs and cut government spending,  -is unconcerned about lowering out $17 trillion dollars in debt, and -will do whatever is necessary to shove Obama Care down the throats of the American people, like it or not.

It all makes one wonder what is really going on back in Washington. Both sides give lip service to fixing the budget crisis and the national debt, but not enough congressmen will stand firm to get something done. So…here it comes again! The final deal last week provides money for government until January 15th and once again raises the amount the government can borrow until February 7th.

One thing is sure….Our critical national debt of $17 trillion is not going away unless conservatives get more footing and take a stand once and for all. If next time is anything like last week, Murkowski, Begich and Young, our representatives, will join with liberal Democrats and send our country further down the road to unbelievable tough times in the near future.

Think About It!     John C. Davis    10-30-13

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3 Comments to “October 30th, 2013”

  • BLUFF BUNNY says:

    The people, of this state and of all other states, better wake up soon, and see where all of this is heading.
    This next national election could mean the difference between America as it has existed in the past….and the ‘NEW’ America so desired by this administration, where everything is ‘FAIR’ and THEY decide what ‘FAIR’, is.

    If you LIKE the way things are going….more debt, more ‘free’ services, more control over every aspect of your lives, more ‘re-distribution’ of wealth, more failed, expensive, worthless ‘programs’ that do not work…. just stay home and don’t vote. Don’t become an informed voter.
    If you really want a country that resembles the one you grew up in….GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND START WORKING TO SAVE IT!
    First goal: get rid of those professional politicians who lie to us and replace them with people you KNOW will listen to the People.
    Second goal: Make them do the hard thing…..TELL US THE TRUTH AND STOP LYING!

  • Steve Wright says:

    10/31/13 Yes everything in the Red State of Alaska is in total control of the Republicans
    Our Governor, State Senate & State House of Representatives.

    Those in total control are 100% committed & obsessed w/ HATING Our Elected President
    That HATE controls their every thought 24/7 & they even Hate each other. Ripping each other apart

    Meanwhile back at the Ranch, The Republicans are sitting themselves up to LOSE AGAIN. Just like Mitt Romney Nov. 2012

    Yes Republicans dominate the State of Alaska totally. BUT Alaskan Republicans are just a tiny tiny minority w/ a State Population of ONLY 710,000 in a Nation of over 310 MILLION. Where the Majority Rules. SPW

  • JCF says:

    In the past 100 years, there have been eight Democratic and nine Republican Presidents. Five of the eight Democrats oversaw average deficits smaller than they inherited, while seven of the nine Republicans oversaw average deficits larger than they inherited. – http://home.adelphi.edu/sbloch/deficits.html

    The deficit hawks are killing us. No, wait! I’m a deficit hawk. So let me rephrase that: Some of the deficit hawks are killing us. Like other deficit hawks, I believe we need to start paying down the mountain of debt the federal government has been running up. But not now, not as we continue to struggle to emerge from the deepest downturn since the Great Depression. Cutting spending now is the very last thing we should do. – Robert H Frank, Economist

    So, exactly who is largely responsible for our current debt situation? Any peer-respected economist will tell you that cutting government spending during a recession is HORRIBLE for an economic recovery, and that the debt should be paid down when the economy is doing well. At the end of Bill Clinton’s Administration we were paying off the National Debt. George Bush came in and put us deep in the hole again so he could give away tons of money to the richest people in the country. Quit being led like lambs to the slaughter or like lemmings over the cliff.