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The House Judiciary Committee's decision last week to leave the District's strict gun laws alone — at least for now — appears consistent with the tea party's resistance to federal "tyranny" but at odds with the GOP-backed movement's strict adherence to language in the Constitution.
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The House Judiciary Committee easily defeated a proposal Thursday that would have allowed out-of-state residents to bring concealed weapons into the District, an unusual vote in which conservative members put their allegiance to states' rights ahead of their frequent forays into D.C. affairs.
Government has rigged the game so that it can always grow larger year after year. House conservatives are pushing legislation that would undo the built-in advantage that expansionists depend on when budget season rolls around. Washington can't be allowed to cook the books any longer.
Fear is the weapon of choice for Democrats intent on protecting their ability to spend - no matter the price. Administration officials insist that if they don't get an increase in the debt ceiling within the next two weeks, America will default. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner explained in a press conference Thursday, "We have no way to give Congress more time to solve this problem." Standing next to him, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, "Aug. 2 is the deadline. There's no waffling from that. There's no room to squeeze into another area; that's it." In other words, it's my way or the highway.
"What happened to the campaign promise of $100 billion?" radio host Rush Limbaugh demanded Monday. "If $38 billion is it, there's going to be hell to pay," he predicted.
Miffed at the inability of Republicans to deliver on promises of deep cuts in federal spending, tea partyers will converge on the Capitol on Thursday to warn both parties about political repercussions if they don't act.
The biggest problem President Obama has is a serious lack of trust among the American people. From energy mismanagement to refusal to be fiscally accountable to blatant job-destroying policies, the president has gone off in a gung-ho leftist direction that leaves many Americans shaking their heads in confusion.
Just as they did the last time the party captured the House of Representatives, Republicans are pushing a major overhaul of the nation's welfare system.