Details Of Debt Deal…BOEHNER – 1…….. OBAMA – 0 REID – 0

NO TAX HIKES
Same as House-passed bill, the framework includes no tax hikes.

Requires baseline to be current law, effectively making it impossible for Joint Committee to increase taxes.

CUTS THAT EXCEED THE DEBT HIKE
Same as House-passed bill, framework includes spending cuts that exceed the amount of the increased debt authority granted to POTUS.

Would cut & cap discretionary spending immediately, saving $917B over 10 years (certified by CBO) & raise the debt ceiling by less — $900B — to approximately February.

Before debt ceiling can be raised, Congress and the president must enact spending cuts of a larger amount first.

BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT
Same as House-passed bill, framework requires both House & Senate to vote on a BBA after Oct. 1, 2011 but before the end of year.

Similar to House-passed bill, framework authorizes POTUS to request second tranche of debt limit increase of $1.5T if:

Joint Committee cuts spending by greater amount than the requested debt limit hike, OR A Balanced Budget Amendment is sent to the states.

Creates incentive for previous opponents of a BBA to now support it.

CUTS THAT EXCEED THE DEBT HIKE
Same as House-passed bill, framework includes spending cuts that exceed the amount of the increased debt authority granted to POTUS.

Would cut & cap discretionary spending immediately, saving $917B over 10 years (certified by CBO) & raise the debt ceiling by less — $900B — to approximately February.

Before debt ceiling can be raised, Congress and the president must enact spending cuts of a larger amount first.

CAPS TO CONTROL FUTURE SPENDING
As in House-passed bill, framework imposes spending caps that would set clear limits on future spending & serve as barrier against gov’t expansion while economy grows.

Failure to remain below these caps triggers automatic across- the-board cuts (“sequestration”). Same mechanism used in 1997 Balanced Budget Agreement.

ENTITLEMENT REFORMS & SAVINGS
Same as House-passed bill, framework creates a 12-member Joint Committee required to report legislation by November 23, 2011 that would produce a proposal to reduce the deficit by at least $1.5T over 10 years.

Each chamber would consider Joint Committee proposal on an up-or-down basis without any amendments by December 23, 2011.

If Joint Committee’s proposal is enacted OR if a Balanced Budget Amendment is sent to the states, POTUS would be authorized to request a debt limit increase of $1.5T.

ENTITLEMENT REFORMS & SAVINGS
Sets up a new sequestration process to cut spending across-the-board — and ensure that any debt limit increase is met with greater spending cuts — IF Joint Committee fails to achieve at least $1.2T in deficit reduction.

If this happens, POTUS may request up to $1.2T for a debt limit increase, and if granted, then across-the- board spending cuts would result that would equal the difference between $1.2T and the deficit reduction enacted as a result of Joint Committee.

Across-the-board spending cuts would apply to FYs 2013-2021, and apply to both mandatory & discretionary programs.

Total reductions would be equally split between defense and non-defense programs. Across-the-board cuts would also apply to Medicare. Other programs, including Social Security, Medicaid, veterans, and civil & military pay, would be exempt.

Sequestration process is designed to guarantee that Congress acts on the Joint Committee’s legislation to cut spending.

 

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Pelosi Says Boehner Went to “Dark Side” In Bill to Reduce US Debt

 

(Left Coast Rebel)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told the House floor that Speaker Boehner went to the “dark side” with his debt plan that would cut government spending. When Pelosi was Speaker the national deficit went from $162 billion to over $1.3 trillion dollars.

The Politico

WHY WE NEED VOTER ID LAWS

The head of the NAACP and the assholes at ACORN are always whining about how states are “disenfranchising” voters by making them produce ID even though we all know ID needs to be produced to get a driver’s license, collect social security, SSI, Medicaid, welfare, WIC, etc.
I wonder if there are any reporters left with the balls necessary to challenge them on this next time they whine about it and have them defend their position against it when people like the head of Mississippi’s NAACP are going to jail for committing the fraud this law is designed to prevent:

You’ll especially enjoy learning that the Mississippi NAACP head’s name is….wait for it…..”Lessadolla”
Think now….
It’s Missisippi. Talk like the parents probably do:
“Less a dollar.”

And people wonder why respect is so hard to give to those whose parents think it’s “funny” or “cute” to give their kids stupid names that reflect their lack of education.

Lessadolla-Sowers

While NAACP President Benjamin Jealous lashed out at new state laws requiring photo ID for voting, an NAACP executive sits in prison, sentenced for carrying out a massive voter fraud scheme.
In a story ignored by the national media, in April a Tunica County, Miss., jury convicted NAACP official Lessadolla Sowers on 10 counts of fraudulently casting absentee ballots. Sowers is identified on an NAACP website as a member of the Tunica County NAACP Executive Committee.
Sowers received a five-year prison term for each of the 10 counts, but Circuit Court Judge Charles Webster permitted Sowers to serve those terms concurrently, according to the Tunica Times, the only media outlet to cover the sentencing.

“This crime cuts against the fabric of our free society,” Judge Webster said.
Sowers was found guilty of voting in the names of Carrie Collins, Walter Howard, Sheena Shelton, Alberta Pickett, Draper Cotton and Eddie Davis. She was also convicted of voting in the names of four dead persons: James L. Young, Dora Price, Dorothy Harris, and David Ross.
In the trial, forensic scientist Bo Scales testified that Sowers’s DNA was found on the inner seals of five envelopes containing absentee ballots.

This wasn’t Sowers’s first run-in with the law. Sowers previously had her probation revoked for disturbing the peace at a junior high school library, the Commercial Appeal of Memphis reported in 1990. During a hearing at that time, Sowers played the race card. She claimed to be the victim of “an attempt by powerful whites to silence” her, the newspaper reported. It didn’t work. She was ordered back to prison to complete the remaining two years of a three-year sentence she received for check forgery.

The NAACP has had other problems with voter fraud. The NAACP National Voter Fund registered a dead man to vote in Lake County, Ohio, in 2004. That same year, out of 325 voter registration cards filed by the NAACP in Cleveland, 48 were flagged as fraudulent.
But the NAACP’s voter fraud record doesn’t approach that of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. At least 54 individuals employed by or associated with ACORN have been convicted of voter fraud.

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