In Congress, March 16, 1776

The Intersection of Church and State

What was the mindset of our Founders less than four months before they signed the Declaration of Independence?

if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

What activity did our Founders do in unison, less than two months before they signed the Declaration of Independence?

Most people are familiar with the largest and most recognizable signature on the Declaration of Independence… that of John Hancock.

But most people are not familiar with another document that he (and several others) consented to less than four months earlier…

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The Democrats’ Employment Deception

Good news: Our businesses are now on pace for the strongest year of job growth since 1998.
White House Propaganda

If you think that means that employment under Barack H. Obama is better than it was under George W. Bush…

THINK AGAIN!

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The Democrats’ Deficit Deception

PREMISE: Give the majority of the credit and/or blame to the party which had majority control…
i.e. the party which held a majority (2+ out of 3) of the House, Senate, and Presidency.

12 years of GOP majorities (1/3/1995-1/3/2007) left us with:
Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR): 66.4%
Unemployment 4.4%
Employment: 63.4% (144 consecutive months ≥ 62%)
FY 2007 deficit: 1.1% of GDP
Total National Debt: $8.7 Trillion

7¾ years of Democrat majorities (1/3/2007-Present) have brought us:
Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR): 62.7%
Unemployment 5.9% (would be 11.1% if LFPR was still 66.4%)
Employment: 59.0% (61 consecutive months ≤ 59%)
FY 2014 deficit (as estimated by the OMB): 3.7% of GDP ( > 3 TIMES the last Republican deficit!)
FY 2014 deficit (as estimated by the CBO): 2.8% of GDP ( > 2.5 TIMES the last Republican deficit!)
Total National Debt: $17.9 Trillion (more than doubled in less than 8 years!)

12 straight years of Republican majorities left us in a much better position than 7¾ straight years of Democrat majorities.

Since Senator Reid & the Democrats took majority control on 1/3/2007:
Employment-Population Ratio: ↓ 4.4 points
Average FY Deficit: ↑ 700%
New Debt: ↑ $9.2 TRILLION

Average Fiscal Year Deficit as % of GDP:
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Post-WWII FY 1947-1995: 1.8% of GDP
GOP Majority FY 1996-2007: 0.8% of GDP (↓56%)
DEM Majority FY 2008-2014: 6.4% of GDP (↑700%)

Data Source: White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2015/assets/hist01z2.xls

Republican majorities decreased average FY deficits by 56%.

Democrat majorities increased average FY deficits by 700%.

And looking more closely at the last 3 years of the Republican majority and first two years of the Democrat majority:

Republican majorities decreased the deficit as a % of GDP 68% in 3 years (from 3.4% in FY 2004 down to 1.1% in FY 2007)

Democrat majorities increased the deficit as a % of GDP 791% in 2 years (from 1.1% in FY 2007 to 9.8% in FY 2009)

Democrats are responsible for increasing the FY deficit by nearly 800% in their first two years, dishonestly blaming that all on Bush, trying to use that as their new baseline, and then dishonestly claiming that they are great deficit reducers!

The OMB estimates FY 2014 deficit at 3.7% of GDP. That is MORE THAN 3 TIMES THE SIZE of the last Republican deficit!

And even at the CBO’s FY 2014 deficit estimate of 2.8% of GDP, Democrat majorities are STILL running deficits that are more then TWO AND A HALF TIMES THE SIZE of the last Republican-majority budget deficit!

The last Republican-majority budget deficit was produced by a Republican House, Republican Senate, and Republican President in 2006 for FY 2007, with a deficit of 1.1% of GDP.

Remember that.  The last time a Republican House, Senate, and President passed a budget and appropriations, the TOTAL (on-budget PLUS off-budget) DEFICIT was 1.1% of GDP.

Have you seen propaganda like this?

Democrats' Deficit Deception

The great Democrat Deficit Deception is based on:

1) IGNORE the fact that the last budget produced by a Republican House, Republican Senate, and signed by Bush was passed in 2006 for FY 2007 and had a deficit under $161 Billion, representing 1.1% of GDP.

2) BLAME BUSH (one man in the MINORITY party) for the nearly tripled FY 2008 deficit (3.1% of GDP) produced by the Nancy Pelosi House and Harry Reid Senate, then signed (not vetoed) by Bush.

3) BLAME BUSH (one man who was in the MINORITY party for LESS THAN 1/3 of the Fiscal Year) for a bill produced by Nancy Pelosi House and Harry Reid Senate, then signed (not vetoed) by Bush on 9/30/2008, which contained a Continuing Resolution to fund the first few months of FY 2009 (which began on 10/1/2008) at the same monthly funding levels as FY 2008.

4) BLAME BUSH for saying “Yes” when Obama asked Bush to request the second half ($350 Billion) of the TARP money on 1/13/2009. Bush is to get all of the blame, even though Obama asked for, and received, all of the $350 Billion.

5) BLAME BUSH for ALL FY 2009 deficit and spending, including all of the following which were produced by Nancy Pelosi House and Harry Reid Senate, then signed by BARACK OBAMA, NOT Bush!!!

On 2/17/09, Obama signed the $831B AARA

On 3/11/09, Obama signed the $410B OAA

On 6/24/09, Obama signed the multi-$B SAA, including “Cash For Clunkers”

ALL FY 2009 appropriations were passed by the Nancy Pelosi House of Representatives.

ALL FY 2009 appropriations were passed by the Harry Reid Senate.

Well over 2/3 of the FY 2009 appropriations were asked for and/or signed by Barack Obama.

Yet Democrats want to dishonestly BLAME BUSH for ALL of the FY 2009 deficit (9.8% of GDP)!!

Anyone who tries to “Blame Bush!” for the FY 2009 deficit is being incredibly dishonest.

The overwhelming majority of responsibility for the FY 2009 deficit belongs to Democrats: Pelosi, Reid, and Obama.

And any claims of “deficit reduction” by Democrats are clearly deception when:

FY 2014 deficit (as estimated by the OMB): 3.7% of GDP ( > 3 TIMES the last Republican deficit!)
FY 2014 deficit (as estimated by the CBO): 2.8% of GDP ( > 2.5 TIMES the last Republican deficit!)

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Response to Democrat “Sweet Sugarmama”

Earlier today, I tweeted this:

Which I later repeated for emphasis:

This evening, Democrat Senator Kay Hagan debated Republican challenger Thom Tillis, and Democrat “Sweet Sugarmama” replied to me with this tweet:

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Employment-Population Ratio, Correlated with Majority Party, Jan 1995 – Sep 2014

Employment-Population Ratio and Averages, January 1995 - Sep 2014

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In Memory of My Friend & All of the Victims, Both Seen & Unseen

September 11th…

It’s been 13 years since my friend, and thousands of other innocent people,
were murdered on Tuesday morning, September 11th…

It’s been six years since I wrote this post, and my feelings haven’t changed.

I post this today in memory of my friend and all of the victims of 9/11/2001, both those seen and unseen.

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Employment-Population Ratio, Correlated with Majority Party, Jan 1995 – Aug 2014

Employment-Population Ratio and Averages, January 1995 - Aug 2014

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George Washington’s Opinion of Muslim Terrorists

George Washington’s opinion of Muslim terrorists – August 15, 1786:

George Washington - Would to Heaven we had a navy able to reform those enemies to mankind, or crush them into nonexistence

“Would to Heaven we had a navy able to reform those enemies to mankind, or crush them into non-existence.”

From George Washington’s letter to the Marquis de Lafayette, August 15, 1786

Library of Congress Transcript:

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/mgw:@field(DOCID+@lit(gw280414))

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