The Gang Of Six Who Couldn't Shoot Straight

Have You Heard About This?

As The Battle of the Budget builds up steam and arrows are being shot from the left, right and all points in between, it seems we have a little gang of wise sages in Foggy Bottom who have quietly been meeting behind closed doors to come to our aid in solving our nation's fiscal problems. It's interesting to note that they have been labeled as bi-partisan by the Lame Stream Media. Wasn't that the label Obama put on his deficit reduction panel whose findings he has completely ignored? I'm always leery of politicians doing anything quietly behind closed doors in the Administration of Transparency.

As I was reading about this, I was reminded of a quote by someone who said there are two parties operating in Foggy Bottom - the stupid party and the evil party. When the stupid party and the evil party get their heads together we see what they call a bi-partisan effort. I believe Everette Dirksen made that remark but don't quote me on that. .

The two prominent gun slingers that head up this gang are Saxby Chambliss (R) of Georgia and Mark Warner (D) of Virgina. Note the fact that all of these six gunners are US Senators and I believe the House of Representatives initiates appropriations bills. Correct me if I am wrong. There is one member of this gang that I never in a million years would label as bipartisan and that is Dick Durbin (D) of Illinois. There is not a bipartisan bone in that outlaws body I can assure you. Durbin and bipartisan are the height of being oxymoron's. He might be there to keep the administration up on the skinny but beyond that? That's one politician I place NO faith or trust in. I'd rather rub elbows with a rattle snake.

In an effort to maybe shut down the Paul Ryan's shoot out, the Smirky One himself is indicating he might throw his weight, albeit light of late, behind the gang. He ran out of ideas long ago so we'll see. His idea of fixing the economy is to keep throwing government (READ - our tax dollars) money at it.

When Ryan pushed his deficit reduction package across the table, even some Democrats were praising the effort and his having the courage to tackle the subject head on. The two chairmen of Obama's deficit reduction commission praised Ryan for his willingness to step out there in the street for the coming gunfight. Meanwhile back at The Whine House, The Smirkster was peeping through the blinds wondering what to do, not to mention that he was probably a bit miffed that Ryan was receiving all that camera time that should have been his.

What is about to occur, I will call "platitudes over substance" when Obama takes to the air tomorrow evening. His way is always going to be better than any other way. If that is so, why didn't he take the lead in the first place? I'll tell you why. He's the type of guy who takes a knife to a gun fight.

But he has some backup folks, The Gang of Six, even though they can't shoot straight. They are Obama's snipers hiding in the weeds. He can fall back on their recommendations. These are the guys who are behind the scenes sniping at Ryan's "Path to Prosperity." That plan is all about the substance of reducing SPENDING over the coming platitudes of raising taxes to raise more revenue to continue to fund the insanity we know as the federal government.

You see my fellow tax paying Americans, The Gang has a simple solution albeit the same evil meeting stupid match ups we've witnessed in the past. You raise taxes, reduce entitlements and perform that feat in such a way that We, the People take it in the shorts again so that the federal monster can continue to feed. Brilliant plan huh? Saxby showed his hand recently in an interview with the Atlanta Constitution. This is how he put it:

"You've got to have enough money to run the government, and then you've got to have excess money to start paying down on that debt."

The concept of excess money needs to be the key. Solving that problem recently has involved cranking up the printing presses. Where do you think that excess money.is going to come from? Let your imagination run wild while your hands are grasping your wallet tightly. This same Gang of Six have been sitting up there for too many years helping exacerbate the problem and suddenly they are going to ride to our rescue? Just 6 of them out of 535? Give it a rest guys.

The problem is that in Obama and The Gang's view Washington DC is the only party in town. Discussions like powering down to the states, giving them block grants to decide how to distribute our tax dollars where they need it and not where the sages of Foggy Bottom decide they need it aren't serious, grownup talk to the likes of this kind. They would much rather continue to keep the population under their control and enslave future generations so that Washington's bidding stays the primary focus in all of this. Get the picture?

The Gang of Six needs to be stifled. We saw much of the same thing during the health care debate only on a partisan level. When a small group of "supposedly" what are the great thinkers get together behind closed doors and craft anything, we need to pull out our six shooters and start blasting away.

Nuff said?

Have an awesome day!

The Frog

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Let er rip folks!


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

Block grants are a red herring. The money should not leave the states in the first place.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

nicomp - I agree with that but the US Constitution trumps us both!


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

I have been in the repair business of one kind or another most of my life. Sometimes repairs are easy as we just replace the broken and worn out parts and all is good again. But occasionally we find things that are so broken and worn out they need to be thrown away and replaced.

I think I would put our current administration in the latter category, just to broken to fix. We need a total overhaul.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

I saw Charlie Rangel being interviewed by Judge Napolitano and the event made the blood drain from my body. Charlie said that we don't have any money so we shouldn't really worry about paying down anything. He smiled all the way through the interview and Napolitano seemed to enjoy his company. Ugh!!!! Our country is broken and I don't think anyone in Washington has what it takes to fix it. Up and awesome.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

BPOP I caught that last night myself. The judge was pinning his ears back good. Here's one of the biggest thieves in Congress trying to justify what we are seeing. How absurd!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

This is a provocative piece, Jim, and all the more terrifying because what you say is true. It's not a fairy tale. We do have ogres in Washington that we need to eliminate.

I personally would back Paul Ryan in any endeavor - he's a straight-shooter. With intelligence and common sense.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

drjb - Oh, it's true. Just Google "Gang of Six" and there is a wealth of information for you there to read.


Partisan Patriot 5 years ago

Froggy

I would like to propose a rename for your two parties; the Sleazebags and the Milquetoast. The sleazebags usually win because the Milquetoast give up the fight every time the sleazebags pals in the MSM start piling on!


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rkhyclak 5 years ago from Ohio

There's certainly others that are close to the same level of corrupt snakes as the gang, but kicking out 6 is a good start. Washington in general needs a good, thorough housecleaning. Meanwhile, I just can't figure out what Obama is going to unveil that will be the end all be all of budget saviors...a new money tree? ha.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

I agree with OPM. The motor is blown, and it's time for a new one Frog. Now, We The People, need to take a hard look at ourselves, and accept responsibility for giving these bums their jobs, and do it better from now on at the voting booth.

jim


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alanlsg 5 years ago from The World

Good one FP and oh so true that once deals are behind closed doors all sorts of shenanigans go on and it happens in the UK also


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Illinois has had some problems with their political people.

Excess money? That would be coming out of my bank account!


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

PP - The Lame Stream Media has become totally irrelevant to me. If I want to see a band of cheerleaders, I'll go to a ball game.

rkhyclak - Can you spell T-A-X-E-S? Rather than cut spending that's what he will primarily propose.

jim - The problem is to get people out of the apathy box. The other issue is to take the money out of the equation concerning campaign contributions and 38K dinners in San Francisco. That's preposterous. People are starving in this nation and he's selling plates of chow for a price like that.

alan - Most of the first two years of this administration's legislation was crafted behind closed doors. So much for Obama's transparency promises.

RHW - Some one please explain to me why the people of Illinois keep sending Durbin back to do more damage. Isn't Obama from Chicago? WHOOPS!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Haha! Is he????


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rkhyclak 5 years ago from Ohio

I voted up again and gave it a funny, just for the inclusion of that video! My goodness...it would be much more amusing if that lil story wasn't based on truth.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

rkhyclak - Andrew Klavan has a fan in old FP and has for years. You can catch all his stuff on You Tube and he has some doozies!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Where in the the world did you find that! Priceless! I want to live in imagination land! (NOT)! Maybe this year I'll pay my taxes in imaginary money? Or maybe monopoly money!

Sweet Frog - I think my kids would enjoy the video too - and I can tell them it's a fairy tale truthfully:-)


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Loved the video, Andrew Clinton did on Obama and Imagination Land. Thanks once again Froggy, for a well researched Hub...However we don't want to SHOOT anyone, just Vote them out of our lives!


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

b. malin - That wasn't a Clinton Darlin! LOL

The shootin' gallery will be open in November of 2012. Hope you can be there,


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

I'm wondering how straight Boehner is. Do you think late Friday he got overtaken by the gang of 6, or was he duped?


Ghost32 5 years ago

Excess money...THAT'S what I've been missing here at home!

It was also Everett Dirksen who said, "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Ms Dee - The founders set the bodies (House and Senate) up at 2 year terms and 6 year terms. The common man was the two year guy with the power to appropriate with the individual state's interest at heart. The Senate was supposed to be the body of more "learned" men who over saw the action and each state had the governor appoint 2 to insure parity between all the states in that body. If they'd known these guys would sit up there for decades I think we'd be reading about term limits.

Boehner is a puzzler for sure.

Ghost - Now they have the word "trillions" rolling off their tongues like it's chump change.


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

"nicomp - I agree with that but the US Constitution trumps us both!"

What?? The constitution sanctions block grants?


Stu From VT 5 years ago

Frog,

The whole thing is really scary. If Rand Paul's $500 billion of cuts is a long shot, how are we going to get Ryan's bill passed? And Ryan's bill doesn't even pay off the official debt, but just closes the federal operating deficit and reduces off balance sheet liabilities. Even after all the debate, I still think Congress doesn't get it. Great post and video.

Stu


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Very important historical facts for today, Froggie! Our country has diverted quite a bit from its founding principles. How will Congress ever approve term limits for themselves?


Stu From VT 5 years ago

Ms Dee,

Come 2012, I think we are going to be imposing alot of "term limits" at the polls!

Stu


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

nicomp - No, the Constitution gives the power to Congress to levy taxes, as it sees fit.

Ms Dee - I find it doubtful that the idiots up there will legislate themselves out of a job. Senator Jim DeMint has introduced legislation again this year to impose term limits but it will probably never see the Senate floor.

Stu - Until we can get term limits in effect by amendment, we have to impose our own term limits on these career pick pockets.


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

So, did the Founders originally intend for a congressman to serve just one term, and then someone else take a turn?


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Ohhh, that's right! 1913 is year of the 17th Amend. Oh, man, so it was the WWI generation who got duped, along with Wilson by Progressivism, and then career politicians were able to get a better hold on power. Ugh! So far have we fallen. LOL! Love your humor!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Oops Sorry Froggy, I didn't have my reading glasses on.


Stu From VT 5 years ago

Frog,

"the Constitution gives the power to Congress to levy taxes, as it sees fit"

Doesn't the Constitution forbid non-uniform taxes? Thus, doesn't a graduated FIT violate the Constitution?

Stu


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Stu - Now you know darned well that Congress only dusts off the Constitution when it is to their advantage to do so.

Interesting that yesterday Oblabber not once mentioned the 50% of people who pay no income tax. Nor did he propose any new taxes that would make a bid dent in the budget.

But he did mention the word "invest" quite a few times which has now become his new buzz word for "spend."


Stu From VT 5 years ago

Hi Frog. All good points.

Regarding Obama's new found "sense of responsibility" (proposing multi-trillion cuts), this is just positioning. He's trying to maintain as much centrist support as he can, while proposing spending reductions he himself doesn't believe the Senate will approve, nor even wants them to. The idea is to maintain ties to centrists for votes, but not alienate the left by actually getting anything implemented. It's pure politics; there's no substance to any of it. After submitting his proposal to Congress, he won't "push" for it. Just a prediction, but I think I'm beginning to see some of his tricks. Talk a great game, make no real change for the better, and kowtow to anyone possible for votes and money.

You are right about taxes and "investing." While I strongly believe taxes must go up, preferably by boosting the tax base instead of tax rates, I am absolutely against ANY tax boosts until we have a law preventing aggregate spending increases. Regardless of what HRH promises, unless legal controls are put in place, new revenues will give birth to new goodies to fund, instead of deficit reduction, and ultimately debt paydown.

Stu


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Froggie you must be a racist to write something so negative against the majic suit- you totally ignored his teleprompter' it is one of the the sources of all knowledge that and Sauros' hand in the nether regions of the suit.....

reat job

awesome video-

NICE

TH

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