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Canadians ignore the U.S. debt-ceiling standoff at their own peril
Commentators have cried wolf about debt ceilings and fiscal cliffs so often that Canadians can be forgiven for ignoring the latest confrontation brewing between President Barack Obama and Congress. But that would be a mistake.

A perfect storm (to mix metaphors) of three separate fiscal and legislative crises is converging on Washington. Unless the administration and Congressional leaders can find a way to disperse that storm, the United States government could default on its debt, be forced to cut a trillion dollars from spending or simply shut down.

The price of staving off any one of these disasters may be allowing one of the others to happen. And that would be very bad news for the Canadian economy.

Over the past few years, the Americans have punted a series of debt and spending deadlines time and time again. Now all the deadlines are arriving at once.

On March 1, ¬"sequestration¬" kicks in, the first tranche of $1.2-trillion (U.S.) over nine years in mandatory spending cuts ¬-- half of them to Defence ¬-- unless Congress and the administration can find another way to rein in the U.S. government¬'s trillion-dollar annual deficits.
Posted by: tipper || 01/15/2013 07:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top||

#1  Yes, yes, yes were told yesterday in the presidential news conference that Social Security and military pensioner checks may be "delayed".

No intent to frighten or issue a threat to anyone mind you, but we must ensure that those who have invested in the old America, shoulder the burden of government failure. As we all know, in brave new world of fairness and 'needs based entitlements', they can afford to.... pay a little more receive a bit less. [sarc off]
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2013 7:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Notice it's never the pay or perks of the elected officials who's income may be deferred for not doing their jobs. Something to be hardwired in the next Constitution (V.2).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/15/2013 8:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes, strange how that happens isn't it P2k. Says a great deal about leadership and personal sacrifice does it not ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2013 8:32 Comments || Top||

#4  yep, "Ductus Exemplo" for thee, and "duck the example" for me...

Posted by: Broadhead6 || 01/15/2013 9:12 Comments || Top||

#5  A bit too late for the "Do Not Promote" entry eh Broadhead6 ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2013 9:18 Comments || Top||

#6  You know, since I had to leave Wyoming, at least I got to move to Texas.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division || 01/15/2013 19:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Weird, above post should be in texas thread. Wow the lag is horrid out here today. We've got a storm front moving out to where the ship is. 8-10 foot waves with occasional 14:) I love rough weather out here.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division || 01/15/2013 19:38 Comments || Top||


Government
Without Borrowing, the Government Can Only Pay 60 Percent of Its Bills
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/15/2013 18:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top||

#1  What can't go on forever, won't.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/15/2013 18:28 Comments || Top||

#2  60%?

That much, huh? I'm surprised.
Posted by: Barbara || 01/15/2013 19:38 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/15/2013 14:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top||

#1  Texas et al could put the Feds in a real bind by revising their own state militia laws, starting with the Swiss model as an example, by enrolling and authoring that they arm themselves with the standard side arms of their National Guard [which are subject to federalization, but the state militia is not and constitutes a backup if the former is mobilized and deployed].
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/15/2013 16:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, and put them on trial in any of the hundreds of local JP courts throughout the state. JP's are locally elected "Judge Roy Bean" justices.
Posted by: wr || 01/15/2013 16:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Texas has a State Guard. They work the Mexican border and could be deployed to work the US border along the Red River. :)
Posted by: wr || 01/15/2013 16:27 Comments || Top||

#4  ..yes, but nothing stops them from expanding their [as the term is used in the federal statutes] unorganized militia, or to use a term from the beginning of the republic, the unembodied militia.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/15/2013 17:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Texas et al could put the Feds in a real bind by revising their own state militia laws, starting with the Swiss model as an example, by enrolling and authoring that they arm themselves with the standard side arms of their National Guard ....

Always wondered why pro-gun states haven't picked this fight with the federal government by doing just this.
Posted by: AzCat || 01/15/2013 18:09 Comments || Top||

#6  And if TX really wants action they'll jail a few federal judges for enforcing unpalatable federal dictats.
Posted by: AzCat || 01/15/2013 18:10 Comments || Top||

#7  Tennessee has a State Guard and does have ta lot of the same weapons as the National Guard. Members are required to provide most of their own arms, however. Assault weapon ban? Not in Tennessee.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/15/2013 19:21 Comments || Top||

#8  Might have to move to TN.
Posted by: Iblis || 01/15/2013 19:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Alabama has NO law against "Open Carry", I found this out today listening to a radio program Featuring the Police Chief of Montgomery County.

I LOVE Alabama.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/15/2013 20:43 Comments || Top||

#10  RJ, A number of places don't have a law against 'open carry' - but they still arrest you if you do, and call it 'brandishment' or some kind of BS 'scaring people' charge.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/15/2013 21:08 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Journalists, Politicians Refuse to Post Lawn Sign saying "HOME IS PROUDLY GUN FREE"
Posted by: tipper || 01/15/2013 13:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top||

#1  Well they don't want to be targeted by robbers, murderers and rapists! Those little under them need to be targeted! Duh!
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/15/2013 14:46 Comments || Top||

#2  If I lived next door and my home had been listed in that newspaper as having a gun inside I'd put a sign:

"MY HOUSE HAS GUNS AND WE KNOW HOW TO USE THEM.
BUT NEXT DOOR IS GUN-FREE"

You know, just to make things clear.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/15/2013 17:29 Comments || Top||

#3  But, like most truths in the modern era, that would be hate speech...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2013 18:02 Comments || Top||

#4  "CRIMINALS, ILLEGALS + ENEMY ARMIES LOVE GUN CONTROL"!

The DemoLeft's answer to stopping illegal immigration + neighborhood crime gangs is to take away the guns from law-abiding US Citizens so that the Welfare-Nanny State won't have to appropriate Monies to local law enforcement which they're not giving them anyway.

THE DEMOLEFT ALWAYS HAS TO BE THE SUPERIOR OR DOMINANT NO MATTER HOW STUPID + MORONIC THEIR POSITION, EVEN WHEN THEY KNOW OR ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR POSITION IS STUPID OR MORONIC.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/15/2013 18:39 Comments || Top||


Obama weighs 19 executive actions on gun control ahead of Wednesday announcement
President Obama is weighing as many as 19 different gun control measures that he could take without congressional approval, as he prepares to unveil a comprehensive plan on Wednesday to address gun violence amid claims from Republicans that he's overstepping his bounds.

The president plans to reveal the details of that plan shortly before noon on Wednesday, joined by children who wrote him letters on the issue, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. Carney stressed that Obama believes a "significant" part of the plan would include congressional action, but declined to specify what actions the president might take via executive order.

During the final press conference of his first term, Obama said Monday that he will "vigorously pursue" the recommendations he received from the Vice President Biden-led task force.

Posted by: tipper || 01/15/2013 13:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top||

#1  Well he sure as hell can't talk about the budget or anything else. Besides, keeping guns away from increasingly pissed off Americans is a win for him.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/15/2013 13:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Congress? We don't need no steenkin Congress!
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 01/15/2013 13:56 Comments || Top||

#3  What you may not be hearing about is the wholesalers who have shipments of guns and ammo from overseas who their shipments locked up in Customs warehouses. The US Customs Service is reportedly sitting on the shipments, awaiting guidance from Washington. Gun shop inventories are vanishing and many will soon be out of business. Some retailers have terminated the sale of guns and ammo. I suspect the next shoe to drop will be domestic manufactures of guns and ammo giving it up as well.

Welcome to the Police State.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2013 14:07 Comments || Top||

#4  best gun salesman in the history of the world. Too bad he doesn't get a commission that could be applied against the national debt.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/15/2013 15:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Links, Besoeker?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/15/2013 16:02 Comments || Top||

#6  No links Rob, shop owner and distributor telephone conversation only. They are trying desperately to restock shelves, but cannot receive shipments. I am searching the web for further supporting data.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2013 16:07 Comments || Top||

#7  From some of the gun/shooter/hunter blogs I have been reading, to say there is "panic buying" taking place would be an understatement.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2013 16:36 Comments || Top||

#8  Anecdotes from here in the reddest of red states: major city pawn shops that would each typically have dozens of used ARs in stock are sold out (the last fair examples fetched 3-4x the price of a very clean example brought prior to the 2008 election); ammo in many calibers is simply unavailable, larger quantities are sold out (often with no expected restock dates); 30 round AR clips that sold for $10-12 a few months ago are fetching upwards of $75 and are sold out in most shops; etc.

Panic buying is definitely an apt description for what's going on here.
Posted by: Enver Uloluger9778 || 01/15/2013 18:07 Comments || Top||

#9  I have personal knowledge of Customs holding up deliveries as well, Besoeker. The reason given for the hold-up is "more inspections".
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/15/2013 19:42 Comments || Top||

#10  Might not be without good reason. Drudge is headlining a Magazine Size ban. Which makes no sense and I'm not even sure how that's within his power via Executive Order.
Posted by: Charles || 01/15/2013 20:22 Comments || Top||

#11  Obama's running "Smear" Ads saying "The Republicans are trying to scare you, Saying what's going to happen, DON'T BELIEVE THEM".

ON, I'll wait untill you step outside the Law, THEN I'll say BELIEVE HIM.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/15/2013 20:24 Comments || Top||

#12  By the way, Outfitters have NO small Primers and NO Bullets, I looked.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/15/2013 20:26 Comments || Top||



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