Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers on voting for the sequester cuts :
“ Now, with today’s deal, Congress is passing historic spending cuts and record cuts to the national debt. Is this a ‘perfect deal?’ As Speaker Boehner has said many times, ‘no.’ It can’t be perfect when House Republicans control only one-half of one-third of the government. But it’s another big step forward in our efforts to bring fiscal sanity to our nation and to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.”
@ : http://mcmorris.house.gov/news-releases/mcmorris-rodgers-votes-for-budget-control-act1/
To Representative Cathy McMorris-Rodgers……’fiscal sanity’ is 1.6 milions Americans losing their jobs.
‘The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Thursday estimated that keeping the spending cuts from sequestration in place through fiscal 2014 would cost up to 1.6 million jobs’.
‘Canceling the cuts, on the other hand, would yield between 300,000 to 1.6 million new jobs, with the most likely outcome being the addition of 900,000, the CBO said’.
From : http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/313555-cbo-sequester-cuts-would-cost-16m-jobs-through-2014
Here’s all you need to know about this ‘Conservative’ group Groundswell, from one of their very own memos :
“The Groundswellers feel that they too often lose the political narrative to their progressive rivals. One memo that circulated among members declared, — “We must reclaim the language and put ‘a face’ on our messages; tell stories. Write articles on 4th grade level!”
‘Remember “Journolist”, the email list of DC politics reporters talking about the news of the day, and how Republicans made such a stink over it that it cost list founder Dave Weigel his job at the Washington Post’?
‘It turns out Karma is a cold, cold woman, unfeeling in her dispensing of justice in the form of a nice little leak to David Corn’.
‘Believing they are losing the messaging war with progressives, a group of prominent conservatives in Washington—including the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and journalists from Breitbart News and the Washington Examiner—has been meeting privately since early this year to concoct talking points, coordinate messaging, and hatch plans for “a 30 front war seeking to fundamentally transform the nation,” according to documents obtained by Mother Jones’.
From : http://zandarvts.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-big-pile-of-groundswell-beef.html
All to often the (cough) argument is if we run out of one thing, we can always change to another.
We might have and are developing alternative fuels, foods, transportation, housing…….but we only have one Planet.
If we ‘use’ it up, there is no place else to go.
On a side note. I live in Spokane Washington. The hottest months of the year are July and August with the average high being 83 degrees.
Today will mark the 11th straight day of 90+ with the 4th straight day of 95+.
I’ve lived here most of my life. It is getting hotter, dryer and for longer periods of time.
‘The north pole, that great bastion of eternal cold and barren ice, is now a lake’.
‘It’s a shallow lake, about a foot deep. It’s a cold lake. But it is, actually, a lake’.
‘According to the North Pole Environmental Observatory, the summer ice is melting away at unprecedented rates. The sea of snow is now meltwater’.
“Meltwater ponds sprout more easily on young, thin ice, which now accounts for more than half of the Arctic’s sea ice. The ponds link up across the smooth surface of the ice, creating a network that traps heat from the sun. Thick and wrinkly multi-year ice, which has survived more than one freeze-thaw season, is less likely sport a polka-dot network of ponds because of its rough, uneven surface”.
“July is the melting month in the Arctic, when sea ice shrinks fastest. An Arctic cyclone, which can rival a hurricane in strength, is forecast for this week, which will further fracture the ice and churn up warm ocean water, hastening the summer melt. The Arctic hit a record low summer ice melt last year on Sept. 16, 2012, the smallest recorded since satellites began tracking the Arctic ice in the 1970s.”
From : http://occupyamerica.crooksandliars.com/diane-sweet/report-north-pole-now-lake#sthash.y7E23x0I.dpbs