Missouri Senator Roy Blunt delivered the GOP Weekly Address today.
“We still can avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the President and the Democrat-controlled Senate step forward this week and work with Republicans to solve this problem and solve it now.”


Here’s the transcript:
“Hi, I’m Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri. As we bring 2012 to a close, leaders in Washington have an opportunity to kick off the New Year by working together to solve some of the big challenges facing our country today.

“At a time when our federal debt’s topped a record $16 trillion, it’s been more than three years since the Democrat leaders in the Senate have passed a federal budget, and the Senate Majority Leader has refused to bring any appropriations bills to the floor this entire year. There’s an old saying that when you fail to plan, you plan to fail, and that’s exactly what they’ve been doing.

“Meanwhile, small businesses and farm families don’t know how to deal with the unfair death tax—a tax that the President and congressional leaders have threatened to expand to include even more family farms and even more small businesses.

“More American energy means more American jobs. But unfortunately, energy projects in the United States are being held back by federal obstacles of all kinds, and the Keystone XL Pipeline been hanging in the balance because President Obama has refused to move forward on what should have been an easy decision for more energy and more jobs.

“Republicans hope to work across the aisle to solve these and other critical challenges facing America in the New Year. Divided government is a good time to solve hard problems—and in the next few days, leaders in Washington have an important responsibility to work together and do just that.

“Unless Congress and the President act immediately, every American will be forced to pay for the largest tax hike in our nation’s history on January 1st. At the same time, the federal government—including our Armed Forces and defense workers—will undergo deep, across-the-board budgetary cuts. Remember, these are cuts that President Obama promised during the campaign would never take effect. And while we need to reduce spending, we can do it in a much smarter, more targeted way.

“Economists not representing either political party have continually warned that going over the so-called fiscal cliff will lead to devastating job losses at a time when American families and small business owners are still struggling to get back on their feet. In contrast, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that extending tax rates for all Americans would create nearly 1.8 million jobs and increase the nation’s Gross Domestic Product by almost 1.5 percent next year.

“Every American taxpayer got a tax cut in 2001, and those tax cuts were good for the economy and good for families. Congress’ action to make the first tax bracket 10 percent instead of 15 percent, double the child tax credit, and deal with the marriage penalty in the tax code made a real difference to a whole lot of American families.

“Fortunately, going over the fiscal cliff is avoidable. There’s not much time, but there’s still time to act. Both President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have claimed that an achievable plan is one that can pass both houses of Congress and Republicans agree.

“The Republican-controlled House has taken a step in the right direction. The House has already passed bills to protect all Americans from burdensome tax increases. In addition, they’ve passed legislation to replace damaging across-the-board spending cuts with responsible targeted ones, and to bring our nation’s record debt under control. But instead of working across the aisle and considering the House-passed plan to protect taxpayers, Senate Democrats have spent months drawing partisan lines in the sand.

“The President’s proposal to raise taxes on the top 2 percent of Americans won’t even pay one-third of the annual interest that’s now owed on this massive $16 trillion debt. In fact, the President’s tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. Americans deserve to know: What does the President propose we do for the other 357 days of the year?

“Inaction shouldn’t be an option. The problems facing our country are big, but they’re not necessarily all that complicated. The President will never have more political capital than he does right now, and the next few days will begin to define his second term. He was elected to lead.

“We still can avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the President and the Democrat-controlled Senate step forward this week and work with Republicans to solve this problem and solve it now.”

 

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  1. I suspected that this was all the Democrats’ fault.

  2. He can speak the truth all day, every day, but it won’t ever get to the ears of the people who need to hear it as long as THEY control the media. And the media’s meme is that it’s those eeevil Republicans who are protecting the eeevil rich who are to blame. Those damn eeevil right wing Tea Party ‘baggers’ – those extremists who want reduced taxes, reduced spending, smaller government, all that crazy crap – who are to blame for YOUR taxes going up. They’re the bad guys. Obama and the Dems in Congress, the ones who won’t give a single inch, the ones who won’t propose one single entitlement reform, the ones who refuse to cut government spending one iota, THEY are the heroes, the ones who are fighting for YOU, the middle class common man.

    Until we get the media, we lose because our message is distorted. Honey Boo Boo’s will not take the time to ferret out the false from the facts. We will lose, every time, every day.

  3. THERE IS NO FISCAL CLIFF, JUST FISCAL THEFT…
    WHO STOLE the 18 TRILLION DOLLARS–$40,000 of YOUR Money?

    The Demogangsters in the left-wing media are making a big issue of the running out of money because it “spent” it all and calling it a “fiscal cliff.” The Republicans must NOT raise the debt limit.

    The US debt was just a few trillion when Obama took office, but now it is 18 Trillion! That is $40,000 per man woman and child!

    Yes, the govt. borrowed this much money in your name and they claim they “spent” it. They “spent” it on who? Maybe you got a few food stamps and some welfare checks, etc. but did you get $40,000 from Obama in the last few years? But you will have to pay the 40K (almost 2 brand new cars) back!

    So who stole the 10-15 T under Obama? Who did he give it to?

    Well, Obama stole most of this money and gave it to his campaign contributors and their projects to pay them back. Democrats get almost 60% of their campaign contributions from the J*ish lobby. It is very openly known that Obama was installed with J*ish support. As reported in Chicago J*ish News, “Obama is the first J*ish President.” See:

    http://www.chicagoJewishnews.com/story.htm?id=252218&sid=212226

    Also, see this at if American knew site in the domain for ORGanizations.

    Also see, “How the J…s took the White House” article on Brother Kapner’s website with the prefix www which is under real Zionist News in the domain com.

    We must remember that Obama is an illegal alien and the cases against him have all been fixed by the J*ish lobby, which owns and operates the Judiciary.

    So Obama (the thief in chief they installed) stole much of the 18 Trillion dollars (say 10 to 15 T) and gave it to his owners and operators and campaign contributors who put him there, the J*ish lobby, under the table, disguised as bailouts, grants and contracts.

    Trillions have been sent to Israel, a banana republic and which lives almost entirely on trillions in US Aid (see if Americans knew period org). Other trillions are sent to Israel under the table by the J*ish Oligarchs, either in the form of bogus grants and contracts to their companies and charities, etc. who then transfer it. Most Zionists aim is to fleece the American goyim and send to “their own” in Israel.

    Many Democrats, especially J*ish ones, have become super rich under Obama. The Judaists today are the richest ethnic group on earth today, thanks for $40,000 from each you!! They are more than ½ of the billionaires.

    The J*ish lobby is not satisfied with the theft of so many trillions of dollars and wants more, so they are brainwashing the public that there is a “fiscal cliff” if the debt ceiling is not raised (so they can steal more). There is no fiscal cliff. The Republicans must stop this theft.

    If we raise the debt ceiling, which is already almost 18 Trillion, it would only make the problem bigger down the road and lead to an even bigger fiscal cliff in the future.

    The Republicans must not cave in and raise the debt limit until and unless they include in the bill some serious solns to the problems that the Dems have caused to usurp power and steal the elections. These should be:

    a. A total ban on immigration for ever and a border fence. The Dems import aliens as most of them (70%) vote for Dems, to increase the number of democratic voters. So Repubs must ban immigration as this is the 3rd most populous country in the world already and there is a serious shortage of water, space and jobs, etc.

    b. No electronic voting machines unless and until a paper receipt is given.

    c. Only those who can prove US citizenship can vote.

    d. Obama must prove he was born in the USA first.

  4. Edward, you are insane and clearly you don’t even know it. Take your anti-semitic crazy self over to huffpo where your rant will be appreciated.

  5. … No fiscal cliff, eh crazy Edward? Perhaps not for you, if you are in the 49% of working Americans who don’t pay federal income tax, but for *ME* there is indeed a fiscal cliff, and it’s terrifying. I am set to lose about $250 in cash every month from us going over the fiscal cliff. Seeing as I’m watching food prices increase 20% over just the past 6 months, and my rent has gone up 10% over the past year, and my electric bill and gas bill has gone up 5% over the past year, and my insurance in freakin’ blue-state Michigan (home to no-fault insurance) has gone up 15% in just one year, yet my annual raise at work is a pitiful and scary ONE PERCENT, the fiscal cliff is VERY REAL TO ME, BUDDY. Take your insane rant someplace else, because WE LIVE IN REALITY, and ALL OF US are about to feel the very REAL pain of the freakin’ fiscal cliff. You’re a jackhole, GO AWAY.

  6. Nice, soft words NOBODY will hear – or realize the importance of – because you’ve got to START SCREAMING, Republicans! When will you understand you don’t know how to get your message out to the people?

    For starters, get out there and EXPLAIN to America HOW BAD IT IS THAT DEMS HAVEN’T PASSED A BUDGET IN OVER 3 YEARS!! NEVER BEFORE DONE IN OUR COUNTRY’S HISTORY. You say it in a throw-away line with NO EMOTION. Get MAD. They’re destroying our country!

    Even Rand Paul, who says the right things, doesn’t show enough emotion. So who’s gonna sit up and take notice?

    Tell Americans the DETAILS of the bills you’ve passed (the Dems LIE and say you’ve done NOTHING). Tell them about your “targeted cuts”. AND REFUSE TO DISCUSS/MEET IN PRIVATE!! Tell Americans a “transparent” administration would want everything open and televised. EXPOSE THOSE LYING DEMS! America needs to see them behind closed doors.

    Make some NOISE so the LeftieMedia will HAVE to cover it. If you guys act like it’s no big deal, Americans aren’t going to care either. STOP PLAYING INTO THE DAMN DEMS HANDS. AND WHEN THEY TELL A LIE, TELL AMERICA THAT’S JUST WHAT IT IS: A LIE. They’re deceiving scoundrels and need to be labeled as such.

  7. “We still can avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the President and the Democrat-controlled Senate step forward this week and work with Republicans to solve this problem and solve it now.”

    Unlikely. Not many bills simply sail through without being held up by modifications, attachments, and other actions.

    By the time something makes it out of Congress to Obie’s desk, the deadline will have already passed.

  8. Obama and the Democrat controlled Senate under Harry Reid are to blame for this fiscal train-wreck. . .

    They have usurped the proper procedures and have not submitted a real budget in over 3 years while spending like drunken sailors.

    And ALL politicians on both sides of the aisle are to be blamed for playing games with process & language. .
    When they say “cut” they mean cutting growth rate . .BUT it still grows. .
    When Avg American cuts their spending, it means they spend less than before. . .

    As for Process being Usurped. .All spending bills are to originate in the HOUSE . .The PEOPLE”S HOUSE and then sent to Senate for approval or modification or rejection. . .House passed a bill last August and Senate has not taken it up. . .nor debated it. .nor modified it

    And Obama. .he is the GREAT DIVIDER! A know-knothing Community agitator that wants it 100% his way. .

    People we get the country we deserve. . Elections even fraudulent ones, have consequences.

    Prepare for Recession II. . .
    And the collapse of the dollar in 2013.

  9. It’s not a fiscal cliff, it’s a descent into lawlessness. Why would Democrats act to prevent that? It’s what they want.

    ‘It’s Not a Tax or Spending Problem … It’s a Devolution Into Lawlessness

    The “fiscal cliff” is a myth.

    Instead, what we are facing is a descent into lawlessness.’

    It’s Not a “Fiscal Cliff” … It’s the Descent Into Lawlessness

    ‘Obama is a direct threat to the safety and security of the United States’

    And the response of Democrats? Drag their feet, disarm Americans, ruin the economy. It’s treason.

  10. #18,

    Who stole the $43 Trillion! ($43,000,000,000,000)!!!

    http://theintelhub.com/2012/10/27/cnbc-execs-children-murdered-1-day-after-cnbc-reports-43-trillion-bankster-lawsuit/

    Executive branch and their ilk ….

  11. The GOP needs to get it through their thick stupid heads that they are not working with an opposition party that has different views but cares about America nonetheless. To the contrary, the Democrats have been infiltrated by a foreign ideology that hates America and will do nothing to help. The GOP should behave as though it were fighting a foreign invader and occupier and so should we all.

    ‘Erwin Marquit, a member of the International Department of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), recently told a conference of communist political parties from around the world that communists in the U.S did not run their own candidate for president on November 6 because they worked within the Democratic Party for the re-election of Barack Obama and the victories of “progressive” Democrats to Congress.

    “The Communist Party USA not only welcomes the re-election of President Barack Obama, but actively engaged in the electoral campaign for his reelection and for the election of many Democratic Party congressional candidates,” Marquit declared at the conference, hosted by the Lebanese Communist Party.’

    CPUSA proclaims Obama’s re-election an ‘enormous people’s victory

    Time to roll, peeps.

  12. From a link (in comment section) at the article posted by #13 –

    Yet, the whole story on this massive lawsuit is much more complex than what is being reported on the surface. Just hours after the Wall Street Journal issued a press release on the suit, the children of a CNBC producer were found murdered in his home, along with a nanny who reportedly tried to commit suicide. This horrific event took place just hours before or after, CNBC posted the Wall Street Journal story on their website, and interestingly, the story was quickly removed three hours later. However, even the evidence of a murder suicide by the nanny is highly questionable, as the knife wounds inflicted on her were of extreme force, enough to break her neck, and not coinciding with those of a self-inflicted slashing.

  13. As if the state of Missouri is not already a backward cruel joke and embarrassment to the country, it is further an abomination to have you as one of our Senators. You are a hypocrite,crooked liar and extremist. Good for the dysfunctional House of Representatives but bad for the state and the country. Your “speech” of today cried crocodile tears for the Defense budget, but where is your record on increasing the funding for wounded warrior whom you pretend to honor? Where is your voice on more funding for them, rather than on unnecessary weaponry? Where are your complaints about how difficult it is for them to get treatment? Maybe I’m deaf and just didn’t hear them. Luckily, your fool of a son didn’t suffer any harm (he only inflicted harm as the worst governor of Missouri during my lifetime), but if he had I feel certain you’d be screaming bloody Hell for more $$$$. Money and phony patriotism is really all you are about anyway.

  14. Look-Out #15

    Murder has been frequent with the Obama machine.

    ‘… She also heard former President Bill Clinton say that Obama was not eligible to be president because of his lack of birth records. In fact, she said it was common knowledge around many top Democrats. Bill Clinton has often said that he would go public with the information when the time was right.

    Before that could happen, his close friend and head of the Arkansas Democratic Party, Bill Gwatney was murdered in his office and then someone told Bill that he was next if he said anything about Obama’s eligibility. In the video below, she said that Clinton was not intimidated until someone associated with the Obama campaign told him that his daughter Chelsea would be next if he opened his mouth. From that point on, the Clinton’s remained silent about Obama’s birth certificate or lack thereof.’…

    Did Barack Obama Campaign Threaten Life of Chelsea Clinton to Keep Parents Silent on Obama’s Ineligibility?

    That’s what happens when an ineligible foreign criminal gets into the WH.

  15. Maybe they could get to a budget if they weren’t so busy with crony capitalism

    The Tonopah Solar company is in Harry Reid’s Nevada!!

    http://www.factcheck.org/2011/12/ron-pelosis-connection-to-tonopah-solar-energy/





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