Nov 09 2008

Do-Nothing Congressional Dems Plan To … Do Nothing!

Published by at 12:11 pm under All General Discussions,Stem Cell Debate

Well, its looks like the Congressional Democrats are not ready to lead next year, but ready to duck and run for cover. They clearly are realizing their ideas only would cause damage to this country (which is what conservatives warned all through the election):

After moving quickly with an economic stimulus plan that includes cutting middle-class taxes, Democrats said they will open the 111th Congress with less ambitious agenda items that have been blocked repeatedly by the Bush administration, such as lifting a ban on federal funding for stem cell research.

“Obviously, we’re not going to do health care in the first month or two,” House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said Friday.

Hoyer also cited energy independence and an overhaul of the federal No Child Left Behind legislation as issues that would have to wait until later in the year, if not the next, as leaders seek to build broad consensus on the more controversial issues.

As predicted they have no desire to ease this nation’s energy crisis, probably because they cannot see how to pass Green House Gas cap/trades which will spike the nation’s energy prices through the roof. The government take over and nationalization of health care has to wait as well. Seems the only thing Congress will do is establish factories of young human beings to harvest for their spare parts (stem cells) – which ironically do not provide relief to any illness or condition like the adult stem cell therapies which are multiplying like rabbits. If Congress wants to save lives and help the sick put money into Adult Stem Cell Research.

Clearly dems know their socialistic plans would cripple this economy:

Instead, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) intends to chart a course that will first deal with smaller pieces of legislation that already enjoy some bipartisan support and should be able to pass quickly.

“Some will be discrete pieces. Some will be comprehensive. The comprehensive pieces will take longer,” Pelosi told reporters last week.

These “discrete” items should allow Democrats to record some early victories as they prepare for the bigger battles ahead

But Democrats in Congress are not unanimously supportive of some of the big-ticket agenda items. Many fiscal conservatives in the party are concerned about how such large undertakings would be paid for, given the record $455 billion deficit for the fiscal year that ended in September. A variety of independent experts say the deficit this year could easily hit $1 trillion, which, at 7 percent of the gross domestic product, would be the largest one-year shortfall since 1946.

Hoyer warned that the historic nature of the election did not mean Democrats could overreach.

The fact is there are low-cost, market solutions to a lot of these problems. Opening up drilling does not cost a lot to taxpayers. Health care fixes like allowing small businesses to pool their coverage and therefore get big company discounts on health insurance. As I noted adult stem cells are creating therapies against diseases as an incredible race.

And on the energy level, look what the Bush administration has left this nation as a parting gift:

Nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed and able to power 20,000 homes will be on sale within five years, say scientists at Los Alamos, the US government laboratory which developed the first atomic bomb.

The miniature reactors will be factory-sealed, contain no weapons-grade material, have no moving parts and will be nearly impossible to steal because they will be encased in concrete and buried underground.

The US government has licensed the technology to Hyperion, a New Mexico-based company which said last week that it has taken its first firm orders and plans to start mass production within five years. ‘Our goal is to generate electricity for 10 cents a watt anywhere in the world,’ said John Deal, chief executive of Hyperion. ‘They will cost approximately $25m [£13m] each. For a community with 10,000 households, that is a very affordable $250 per home.’

Add in a victory in Iraq and the penning in of al-Qaeda in the tribal regions of Pakistan, the lowest tax rates for decades, a ban on killing human beings at their embryo stage for spare parts. Bush did a lot, but maybe the Dems plan on holding power by doing nothing? There is a certain positive aspect to a paralyzed federal government.

What this tells me is the Dems know they cannot make good on their promise of Nirvana. Any major move they attempt will end in catastrophic failure. So for two years Obama will be able to accomplish nothing as well. There will be a lot of blame game and finger pointing, but the bottom line is the Dems promised the Nirvana if elected. If they fail to produce they fail in the eye of the voters.

The next generation is about to get a rude lesson in reality: Politicians will promise the naive anything to get elected, and then produce any excuse to explain why they never meant any of those promises.

27 responses so far

27 Responses to “Do-Nothing Congressional Dems Plan To … Do Nothing!”

  1. crosspatch says:

    What do you mean do-nothing? They are planning to confiscate our 401k and IRA accounts so they can “redistribute” our wealth. Seems the idea is to take everyone’s 401K and IRA and roll them into social security. When you die, you can will HALF of your ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS to an heir, the government gets the rest.

    That is how they are going to “fix” social security. They are going to seize our 401ks and IRAs.

    That’s not doing nothing!

  2. AJStrata says:


    Per the WaPo article that is not in their near term plan. That is what I mean. Personally I hope they go after the 401k’s now to expose them for what they are. By not being controversial they are still hiding their true nature.

  3. crosspatch says:

    Personally I believe they want the economy to get as bad as possible between now and January. That gives them more of a “mandate” to do something to “protect” us from the evils of market instability (never mind that they created the instability in the first place). Then once they have created a big enough crisis, they can then plow forward with “emergency” measures.

  4. kathie says:

    Security of the nation, protection of all human life, all Americans contribute to the financial well being of the nation (none should be selected for punishment), democracy gives all human beings a chance to fulfill their greatest potential, I think are the guiding, deep held beliefs of President Bush.

    The President ran on these fundamental beliefs, so I was not surprised at much of what he did. I am wondering what Obama believes, what he holds so dear that he will not compromise. I hope he knows his own mind because he will be pushed and pulled in a million directions by very powerful forces and is going to have to draw a line in the sand.

    My fear is that Obama is an empty suit and can be filled up with anything.

  5. Toes192 says:

    Just google Galena [small city in Alaska] Toshiba nuclear… Small nuclear power plant ready by Japanese…

  6. Toes192 says:

    Crosspatch… That is really a spooky thought… I am immediately canceling my viewing of the Sunday football games… driving the 180 miles to Anchorage… and… flying to Los Angeles [Alaska midnight flight] where I will immediately personally confront my broker and cash out my IRA’s… Pleeese, think a moment about the monumental++++++++ [sry… ran out of pluses on my computer] outrage if Dems proposed to do what you fear… Surely there are better conspiracy theories than that… Y, I proudly voted for Senator Stevens as did my wife… As you may know from a previous post… our hope is that he will resign… Pres. Bush will pardon him… and.. then we Republicans will have time to field a proper candidate [probably our Lt. Gov. Parnell] in the special election that is mandated by law to be held within 90 days if I am correct…

  7. crosspatch says:

    Toes, that article was about testimony in Congressional hearings, not speculation. It is what is actually being talked about in Congress. It isn’t some “test balloon” that someone has raised to see what reaction would be. They are seriously considering “redistributing” our retirement savings in order to “protect” us.

  8. ExposeFannyNFreddyNow says:

    What O fears….. and what the Dems fear from O.

    Number One Junkyard Dog: Rahm Emanuel

    REFERENCE: Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed, The Plan: Big Ideas for America, August 2006, ISBN 1586484125.

    Do nothing? To a certain degree, yes.

    Aside from making the current Admin look bad by making things worse than they need to be by prolonging solutions, a PUBLIC “do-nothing/wait-and-see” policy will also help them in their bid for re-election come 2012.

    Fixing things quickly risks a) making it seem as if things aren’t that bad if they can be fixed so quickly, and b) getting tarred by unforeseeable consequences from an immediate success turning into an unmitigated disaster in time for re-election.

    2011 is when they’ll start rolling out a few goodies while claiming they’ve been working real hard and things are just starting to come together which is why America will need to re-elect them for another four years so they can complete their good work for Ameria at the hands of their calm and careful leader.

    The other advantage of seeming to “do-nothing” at this point is to calm and lull all the fears raised by the right about O’s candidacy. And they’re succeeding.

    The right has been so stunned not only by the victory but by the seeming lack of anything to fight against after the election, despite the market falling so drastically right after O’s election, and despite labor making concerted efforts now to secure their agenda as a priority of the new Admin.

    No-one is pressing any of the issues surrounding O’s campaign funding. No-one is really questioning his qualifications anymore despite the issue about his birth certificate now garnering several lawsuits including Berg’s that’s now in the hands of SCOTUS. No-one is really pursuing his position on illegal immigrants. No-one is questioning why as President-Elect, O has within days become the de facto ACTING President.

    But do nothing? Hardly. At the very least, they’ve clearly managed to convince the doves on the right to start swilling the Kool-Aid.

    Do nothing? Bozo and the Moonbats will do everything and anything they possibly can that doesn’t need public debate or actual legislation to enact to ensure victory in 2012 as well as slowly corrode and re-model the gov’t to suit their socialist agenda.

    1. Expand ACORN into an invincible nationwide net to target and mobilize America’s already liberally brainwashed youth, as well as secure decades of assured funding from this target groups maximum earning years.

    Acorn and Friends Will Shape His Presidency

    “America Serves”

    2. Subvert the system by creating tax-exempt organizations with specific mandates and actions that are accountable to no-one, with access to legally faceless funding sources.

    “Obama/Biden Transition Project,” it is a 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization, with no limits on the contributions it can receive and no requirements to divulge the names of individuals or organizations that give it money.

    3. Obama to target Bush executive orders in first days

    4. Obama: Give Terrorists $2B For Education

    Keep in mind too that Bozo and the Moonbats’ special talent is Kool-Aid rhetoric. Many of their most nefarious “Change America” schemes can be couched in the most benign terms as something other than what they really are. Their focus isn’t to change or compromise their agenda. Their focus is what words, what rhetoric, will sell the “Changes” they’re determined to inflict.

    Hence, ACORN will become “America Serves”, etc….

    I’d also like to remind people that the Dems never stopped at anything, no matter how trivial, to deride, abuse, belittle, blockade, stonewall, filibuster, deny, ambush, smear, and generally RUIN even DESTROY W.’s Presidency at every turn.

    There was no “reaching across the divide”, no conciliatory helping hand for W.’s Presidency for the sake of America in general.

    So nap away. Move along. Nothing to see here. Dems are doing nothing. Dems are afraid to make any changes. Dems won’t … Dems won’t … Dems won’t ….

    Oh but wait, Bozo did do something, didn’t he? He’s already agreed to withdraw troops on a timetable with the Iraqi leader back in July.

    Or does that not count as “something”?

    Well, theoretically it’s still a “nothing” because no-one really believes He will pull the troops right away. He’d be a fool to do so.

    Oh but what will that do to US/Iraq relations, given our Dear Leader’s FIRST ACT OF OFFICE.

  9. kittymyers says:

    I don’t see too many problems for BO or the Dems for doing nothing. After all, they have a sycophant MSM who are more than willing to write rosy reports. And their electorate will be giddy for a long time that President Bush is no longer president. I honestly don’t see too many of them upset when nothing is accomplished.

  10. ExposeFannyNFreddyNow says:

    And what’s being done with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Is it business as usual again for Chris Dodds and Barney Frank? With all the happy-farts from Pelosi about “golden parachutes”, why is no-one hammering away at all the sweetheart deals at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

    O’s election victory in no way invalidates any of the questions that were raised about his candidacy.

    Keep these videos fresh. Keep up the pressure on for thorough investigations into F&F as the prime mover behind the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression.

    The election may be over. But that doesn’t mean the Dems get a free pass and a clean slate.

    Burning Down The House

    Dems In Their Own Words

  11. Terrye says:

    I don’t know if the American people will know who to blame anyway. Just a few minutes ago I got a lecture from a young man who needs a job and is blaming the “corporate guys” because he does not have one.

  12. owl says:

    Two issues would have elected Pugs. I assume it would have taken down a few Pugs to have done it, otherwise why didn’t each and every one of them call names? The financial took them down and only the same would have given them a chance. McCain was the one touting he would name Names. Instead, he sat quietly when he had a chance to reverse it. Can you imagine what would have happened it he had called out Franks and Dodd in that first debate?

    Other issue is health care. Pugs refuse to acknowlege there is a problem. There are holes in the system that you can drink a tank through. The people know it. Some live it. I have yet to hear any type of real solutions being offered. There is a segment of the population that is self employed and at the mercy of Ins. Co, Inc. This is the issue that Pugs will have to address before they will regain power. I think it is what actually elected Obama, after MSM.

  13. crosspatch says:

    Well, I hope every single one of those Republicans who chose not to cast a ballot in the Presidential election is happy when their IRA is confiscated. How someone could think that BO would be less bad as a President than McCain is beyond me. Yeah, McCain isn’t my first choice (that would have been Rudy) but once those accounts are gone, there will be no getting them back … they will be gone.

  14. Terrye says:


    There was no way McCain was going to reverse this. By the way I heard McCain name Barack Obama and Chris Dodd as the two Democrats who took the most money from Fannie Mae sources. He did try to reverse it, but the truth is most people are going to blame the party that has been in power the longest. Republicans controlled the Congress until a couple of years ago and when Bush went to Congress in 2003 and asked that they give control of Fannie Mae to the Feds, they refused. The Republicans did not stop Democratic efforts to block the Bush administration. So what names is McCain supposed to name? He tried to get legislation through in 2005 that might have helped, but did not get enough support from other Republicans to get it through.

  15. Terrye says:


    I live in Indiana, in my area McCain won easily. But there are a lot of connections between Illinois and Indiana and I think that helped Obama. Barr stole enough votes to keep McCain from winning. There was only about 20,000 votes between them and Barr got 26,000.

    But in the end, I think it was the economy that made the biggest difference. For now. The Republican Governor crushed the Democratic opposition so I think that there are still a lot of Republicans here, they just either did not vote for President or voted for the socialist. Go figure.

  16. MerlinOS2 says:


    The Toshiba plants are similar but they have a different design objective.

    They are set up to provide less total power but to be refueled much less often.

    Some examples are an apartment of 250 units refueled each 40 years.

    Same basic design but trade off in the output/duration thing.

  17. MerlinOS2 says:

    A new wrinkle just surfacing is the enviro types are all upset that some leases are to be offered NEAR national parks.

    Not in them but NEAR them.

    So this will be another area shut off from oil exploration.

  18. crosspatch says:

    I would go for such a thing MerlinOS2 if they were to build a fast breeder someplace and recycle that fuel. If they are “pebble bed” design, it will ultimately just increase the amount of nuclear waste that needs to be disposed of. I am in favor of recycling nuclear fuel … like Japan, China, Inda, and Russia do.

  19. ExposeFannyNFreddyNow says:

    “The next generation is about to get a rude lesson in reality: Politicians will promise the naive anything to get elected, and then produce any excuse to explain why they never meant any of those promises.”

    Economy won’t stop Obama’s priorities, aides say

    America is the one that’s in for a rude awakening. And just like the libbies kept screaming after 9/11 … “Just desserts.”

    Anyone notice the omission in O’s “to do” list?


    Why? It’s the double-dog dare. O will claim to be worried and focused about the “immediate crises facing Americans” and just keep putting it off. And he’ll be on absolutely safe ground by doing so. The right won’t dare question his stance on the withdrawal of troops without shooting themselves in the foot.

    So he’ll keep cruising along while quietly cutting back and cutting back and cutting back the defense budget until conditions become so poor he’ll have no choice but to swoop in from the planet Krypton to save our American troops from the unmitigated military atrocity committed by the Bush Administration. It will be a silent abandonment, quiet neglect, and subversive “do nothing” demoralizing of the troops of epic proportions in the name of “the more important crises at home”.

    The war worsens. More bodies. More caskets. Oh how horrific. We should never have sent them. It’s Bush’s fault that this is happening. Just another fine example of failed right-wing American policy.

    Will Bozo and the Moonbats care? Not likely. Why? Less Republican votes in 2010/12/16.

    “Do nothing” has its decided rewards for O. This is what 8 years of campaigning, of sharpening the hatchet, and molding the agenda gets you.

    Meanwhile, the right plays “wait-and-see”. Dumb.

  20. ExposeFannyNFreddyNow says:


    Obama to target Bush executive orders in first days