Allen West weighs in on the fiscal cliff

Last night Allen West was on with Greta to talk about the ‘fiscal cliff’ where he says that we should just keep the tax rates where they are and come back next year and fix this issue correctly.


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  • I put Reid as being an equal enemy of the State with Obama. They are forcing a crisis to further the degredation of our fiscal situation.

  • MiketheMarine

    Off topic guys, but my favorite two fighter planes of all times are the P-51 mustang and the second is the F4U corsair. This picture is of the Corsair. Arguably, the reason we won in the pacific during WWII. Check this out…..

    • Good Morning Bro! 🙂

      Beautiful plane. It’s the plane Pappy Boyington flew, but you knew that already!

      • MiketheMarine

        Bah, Bah Blacksheep. Yes, Sir. I had every single little detail of the Corps pounded into my gourd by a group of four of the very best, masochistic DI’s the planet has ever known. Somehow those lessons have stuck.

        Morning, Brother.

        • Used to love that show when it was on TV… How you doing today?

          • MiketheMarine

            Not too bad. I see my pain management doc this afternoon. I think we’ve got the meds and therapy figured out so I feel better than I have in something like a decade. It’s all good. I have a TENS unit. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a self electro therapy device. It is like a tingly massage. Does absolute wonders for muscle spasms or chronic pain. So, in the evenings, while watching AFV, I’m also getting a tingly massage. When the pain lessens, it’s amazing what it does for your attitude.

            Thanks for asking, Brother. How are things with you and the fam?

            • Oh hanging in there! 🙂 I haven’t heard of a TENS unit before, thanks for explaining what it is and does. I’m delighted to hear it’s working for you so well!

              AFV? America’s Funniest Videos?

              • MiketheMarine

                You got it!! I love the nincompoop corner or, as I call it, the “Redneck, hey watch this !” segment.


                • That’s how the world ends you know…. Someone shouts “Watch this” and the last word ever uttered by humanity will be “Ooops!” 🙂

                • MiketheMarine

                  I THINK I heard a few million people scream that at about 11:59pm on 11/06/2012 .

                • “A disturbance in the Force” Young Jedi! 🙂

                • MiketheMarine

                  Precisely, Grasshopper !!!


            • sDee

              I am glad to hear you and the doctor are sorting it out Mike. Have you heard of FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent)? There is a local doc near here who has been using it over at Womack Army Medical Center and has opened a private practice – cash only. Hard to tell with these things if they really work.

              • MiketheMarine

                If it’s anything like that TENS unit I have, it’s almost as good as sex. Oops, I mean, it works very, very well.

    • sDee

      Awesome. The aircraft that American engineers, scientists, and manufactures produced form scratch in amazingly short cycles for the war, should humble today’s technologists. Unprecedented leaps in engine technology led the way at such a pace that aircraft designers worked furiously to keep up. The Corsair was a plane designed around the engine…..

      The original Corsair had the the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 18 cylinder, air-cooled radial engine….the most powerful engine radial aircraft in the world then. 2,800 cubic inches producing 2,000 horsepower.

      For speed and to carry more armament the Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18W engine bumped this to 2,100 hp. It also had a methanol-water fuel injection system that could give a shot to 2,450 hp for up to five minutes.

      The R-2800-32W engine, was engineered with dual superchargers, cranking out a reliable 2,350 hp (2,760 hp with the methanol-water injector boost).

      A ground attack version had a supercharged R-2800-83WA motor, that produced 2,800 hp!!

      • MiketheMarine

        Wow, I am impressed. I love it when I run into a fellow studier, researcher / knowledge hound.

        Awesome. Also, CORRECT !!!

        • sDee

          I am partial to the Spitfire and its Rolls Royce v-12 as well.

          Did you read about this?

          “Nearly 140 Spitfires discovered in near mint condition after being buried in the jungle for nearly 70 years in their original crates; wings folded back, wrapped in wax paper and covered in grease.”

          • MiketheMarine

            I DID read that. Most professional military end up as huge history buffs and stories like that draw our interests quickly.

            • tinlizzieowner

              It doesn’t hurt to work in a military museum. like I do. 😉
              My favorite? P-38. Especially this one. 🙂

              • MiketheMarine

                Ah, the Lightning? can’t recall the name for sure. Fast bird, as I recall.

                • tinlizzieowner

                  Yup, Lightning. 2 turbocharged Allison V12’s. It’s claim to fame is that it had great range. Admiral Yamamoto of Pearl Harbor fame, found that out the hard way.

                • MiketheMarine

                  Yup, as I undstand it, Admiral Yamamoto experienced a rather violent water landing. And that’s just too damned bad. Thanks to the “Magic” code breakers…

                • tinlizzieowner

                  Yamamoto was prompt to a fault. We were reading his schedule and sent a flight of 16, P-38’s 500 miles to intercept him out of thin air. A one in a thousand shot but we pulled it off.

  • deTocqueville1

    And the three blind mice running the GOP in the House appear to be right behind.

  • colliemum

    What I don’t understand is that nobody, no organisation, is taking on Sen Reid for breaking his oath. Shouldn’t he be hauled in front of a judge?

    • Rshill7

      Yes, keelhauled. The Judge can wear scuba gear.

      • LOL! 🙂 You’re in fine form today! 🙂

      • colliemum

        Works only if he’s keelhauled the length of the ship.

        I suggest an aircraft carrier.

        • Orangeone

          And wrapped in white cloth and tossed overboard

          • Here… Sharky, sharky, sharky… (throws in some bait and blood into the water)

            • Orangeone

              Pork blood please 🙂  I hear sharks like it better

  • Step 1: Ban the phrase “fiscal cliff” I am so tired of hearing it.

    • Myptofvu

      I made some changes for ya Wolfie 🙂

      Financial Precipice

      Monetary Ledge

      • Aaaaahhh.. That is as refreshing as a window being opened in a pig factory and some fresh spring air hitting my face! 🙂

  • unclesamnephew

    the effects of the fed are reflected in prices of the goods that my company sales. osb hit 13.97 per sheet. gypsum went over $8.00 per sheet. we all felt pain when gas was over $4.00/gal. …oh my i gasped when my 6pack of beer went to 6.19

    • sDee

      Yet the Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) which I bought when the Fed started printing money, took a nose dive. Why? – it seems they are Timmy’s bonds and Timmy gets to decide what to measure inflation by. (2% he claims)

      Our government plus the Fed are absolutely criminal.

  • sDee

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  • BMinPA

    Didn’t he vote to raise the debt ceiling when he was somebody?

  • We really, really, need Allen West back in Congress. I hope he runs again in 2014, because we need a lot more conservative voices like his in government. We need him and his leadership now more than ever.

    • Amen Libertyship46, AMEN!

    • Myptofvu

      Couldn’t he move to S Carolina and then have Niki Halley appoint him to Senate to fill DeMints shoes? IDK how long you have to be a resident first but if its not that long they could just stall till he qualifies.

      • crosshr

        I like your idea M.

  • A plague upon those members of the GOP establishment who arranged for West’s defeat.

    I suspect that what Piglosi is really upset about is that she needs the recess to recover from her next round of Botox injections before the new Congress begins next year.

    The fact is you will never get the spending cuts you needs so long as there is a Marxist in the White House and a lying POS running the Senate.

  • 12grace

    Allen West would be an excellent president. He loves America, her people and understands who and what obama and his thugs are all about, etc.

  • goldenprez

    Oh, yes, Allen West is all for fixing the “fiscal cliff.”

    I guess that’s why he voted for every extension of the Continuing Resolution to keep funding the government. Without any cuts whatsoever.

    I guess that’s why he voted for the Pigford spending bill.

    I guess that’s why he never insisted on defunding Obamaocare. Instead, voting funds to continue it.

    There’s more. Much More. He voted with the “leadership” over 70% of the time. All on spending increases.

    I am constantly amazed that people are taken in hook, line, and sinker, by this flimflam artist. He should be called Mr. Conservative Lip Service. That’s all he ever gave to “fiscal responsibility.”

    He talks a great game. But that is the extent of it. It’s all talk. When the chips were on the table he was a “Republican” through and through.

    Wake up, folks. Mr. West isn’t half what he’s cracked up to be. Gives a great speech, but the mark of a true conservative is “doing the right thing when no one is looking.” He understands that people will just listen to his fiery speeches, and never bother to take the time to find out if he is carrying through on his rhetoric.

    Talk is cheap. Look up his voting record. You will be enlightened.

    Throw them all out! The status quo must go!

    Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

    Illegitimi non carborundum.

    Barracudas Maximus.

  • Biggbear52

    Of the 585 people in Congress and the Senate, all but 15 are wholly supported by tax dollar. This means that virtually every facet of life you can fathom is paid for them by our hard earned dollar. They’re very exsistance would crumble if not for our support. The following is paid by us for them.
    Gas for auto and home
    Health insurance
    Home and auto insurance
    Travel to include personal vacations
    Schooling for them and they’re children
    Personal protection
    Weapons and ammo
    Person safety training and the list is near never ending
    To stop this would be quite simple really. When it did cease it would save us, the American tax payer, a whopping 4.9 billion per year. So when these mutts talk of tax hikes and things of that nature. They should be forced to start in they’re own house virtually. then come talk to us!

  • bobemakk

    West should have run for president. He is so right. Walk away, who cares who gets the blame, we need REAL change in Washington, not Obamas change. Obama is a disgrace.