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Richard Burr: Barry & Harry's useful idiot

October 17, 2013
The U. S. House voted 285-144 to pass the Continuing Resolution which continues funding the Federal Government at previous levels, including ObamaCare. Plus a bunch of additional pork barrel spending projects. Eighty-seven Republicans joined every Democrat in voting for the measure in the House. Here's how North Carolina's delegation voted: Democrats — Butterfield, Y; McIntyre, Y; Price, Y; Watt, Y.Republicans — Coble, Y; Ellmers, N; Foxx, N; Holding, N; Hudson, N; Jones, N; McHenry, Y; Meadows, N; Pittenger, Y.

The Senate then voted 81-18 for the measure. Both Sen. Kay Hagan and Richard Burr voted for it. Click here to view the full list.

Senate candidate Greg Brannon issued the following statement after the vote:
U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Greg Brannon (R-North Carolina) released the following statement regarding the October 16th Senate vote to increase the debt ceiling:

"The deal that was struck last night gives President Obama carte blanche authority to increase our national debt and does nothing to address out-of-control federal spending.

During their time in office, President Obama and Senator Hagan have mortgaged our children's future by adding over $6 Trillion to our national debt.

If elected, I will not support a debt ceiling increase unless it includes real spending reform such as the elimination of our economy's biggest threat, Obamacare."
Here's what the Daily Haymaker had to say about the action:
Apparently, Richard Burr thinks keeping The New York Times happy IS more important than saving the country.

As the US Senate voted 81-19 to shove a knife in the back of American taxpayers, Richard Burr took one more swipe at people like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee who valiantly tried to put the brakes on a runaway train:

[...] Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina took a swipe at his fellow Republican senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, as well as House members who linked government financing to defunding the health care law, which is financed by its own designated revenues and spending cuts.

"Let's just say sometimes learning what can't be accomplished is an important long-term thing," Mr. Burr said, "and hopefully for some of the members they've learned it's impossible to defund mandatory programs by shutting down the federal government."

The media and the Washington establishment have touted the Senate spending vote as a grand compromise. Let's see what we got: a debt ceiling increase through mid-November and a blank check for the federal bureaucracy through January. Spending is increasing and the debt is growing. The Democrats and Barry got what they wanted. And we'll be right back here in this same position in mid-November AND January. *TALK about profiles in courage.*

We've got $17 trillion in debt, and DICK Burr wants to add to it. There's no interest in following the budgeting requirements laid out by The Constitution. There's no interest in reducing our debt for the sake of future generations.

This is the latest stab in the back DICK Burr has subjected us to. He's voted for gun control, for women in combat, and for gays in the military. He's voted multiple times to keep the runaway spending train speeding down the track. When Rand Paul was standing up for us in his filibuster earlier this year, ol' DICK was out being wined and dined by Barry at a posh DC restaurant. How is this any different from what Senator Erskine Bowles or Elane Marshall would have given us?

DICK told us that trying to defund ObamaCare was "the dumbest idea" he'd ever heard. (I'm sure he's heard dumber things hanging around with John McCain and Lindsey Graham.) Big Barry liked that quote from ol' DICK so much that he used it in speeches to beat down Ted Cruz and Mike Lee's valiant efforts.

When it came time to stand up for the American people, and take a stand against out-of-control government spending and indebtedness, Burr stood with his buddies in Washington. It's not about serving the folks back home anymore. He has visions of chairmanships, VP nominations, and a fat K Street paycheck dancing in his empty head.

DICK Burr is useless. He's a disgrace. He is government waste and overreach…
Click here to go to the original source to read the rest of the story.

And we just want to say it one more time: Not raising the "debt ceiling" would not have caused the U. S. to default on its debts. There is way more money coming into the U. S. Treasury than it costs to meet our debt obligations. What it would have meant was that Congress and Obama would have had to cut some other spending. Obviously those who voted for the continuing resolution simply used it as a way of increasing, not decreasing, out of control spending. Explain that one to your children and grandchildren.

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    October 18, 2013 | 12:10 PM

    in Coble of Guilford County. He had surpassed my expectations at one time because I thought he was a RINO when he was elected back in the late "70s. However, I guess he forgot what I taught him. Maybe dementia has set in.

    Chris Cayton
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    betrayed by Burr
    October 18, 2013 | 02:43 PM

    In the end Senator Burr voted for his own interest and the interest of the political class in Washington, not in the interest of the citizens of the United States. He now has a hand in helping liberals tear down traditional America.

    Steadfast Conservative
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    Mitch McConnelll is top Useful Idiot
    October 18, 2013 | 09:31 PM

    Richard Burr seems to belong to the Useful Idiot caucus on the GOP side of the aisle, made up of useful idiots who help advance Harry Reid's Goals. John McCain and Lindsay Graham are also among the members.

    But the very top Useful Idiot is Mitch McConnell. A battle over policy usually only just starts when McConnell runs up the white flag. He is there immediately to cave in to Harry Reid.

    Fortunately, McConnell has a strong conservative primary opponent next year in Matt Bevin. Here is Bevin's website for more info on his campaign:

    With ''Republicans'' like Burr and McConnell, who needs Democrats?

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    Politicians l
    October 19, 2013 | 08:39 AM

    "Keynesian ideas dominate the Obama administration and mass media. Most politicians, including Republicans who often pretend to be friends of thrift and self-improvement, are tacit or overt Keynesians. That's because politicians, whether they have studied Keynes or not, generally love the idea of cheap money. Most delight in spending taxpayer dollars. They believe this is the way elections are won."

    Gregory Bresiger
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    Liberal democrat
    October 20, 2013 | 02:17 PM

    And I will vote for Burr this time around.

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    The Gentry GOP is Dead to Me
    October 21, 2013 | 12:02 PM

    McConnell, Burr, Boehner and all those who vote with them turned their backs on liberty when liberty called.

    I look forward to their various primaries... 2016 for Burr.

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    Going to run against Richard Burr
    October 22, 2013 | 11:56 PM

    I for one am surprised how Burr turned his back on us.. made us look bad .. I am conseidering on running against him in the next election .. I for one will listen to my consituents that elect me .. I will not be preasured by lobbyists or special interest groups. The only ones I will listen to is the people that elect me.. i am not a rich person that was born with a silver spoon in his mouth .. I am a American that loves my country .. People deserve the best that they can get.. I will work hard and be true to the office I am elected two.. I promise to all if i am elected i will not turn my back on them. So if you want someone that will work for you with no fear .. then i am the choice for you.. Government is slowly taking your rights away .. And if you have some one that will fight for you then you can win.. This health care thing is a fiasco.. People will not be able to afford it .. and it is a tax no matter how you look at it .. And if you can't afford it you can not buy it and then you will be penalized by the IRS.. Burr did not lok at that he does not have too.. hell he can afford it .. but not the people of our great state.. A majority of the people here just can not do it.. Heck i live on a income of under 18.500 a year.. but i do manage.. and that is what Government needs to do .. tighten the belt up a couple notches and cut spending, but cut the non essential stuff. Cut the use of Airforce one for unnessary flights .. make the foreign heads of state come to us.. use they taxes earmarked for our own country to rebuild our infrastructure. Do not give money to foriegn countries to by their friendship.. If countries want us to remove their Dictators . make them pay us for fighting their wars.. If they refuse ? oh well them let them fight their own battles.. after all the last past 13 years we have been the police of the worlds war.. only time we should go to war is like if our safety and oil interest is threatened like the Kuwait war .. but Bush made one mistake.. he should have let Schwartzkoph go right up into Bagdag and take out Sadam Hussein.. and then we would have been done with it.. and as for 9-11.. Go in and take out Sadam Hussein once and for all .. Then go after Osama bin laden full force .. with the technology that we have there should have been no issue on finding him .. instead of taking almost 10 years to get him, We need a strong person to represent us .. the people that are hard working and devoted people to the Constituion that our founding fathers wrote for us .. making it so that yes all men are created equal.. one nation under god indivisable with liberty and justice for all. I thankyou all for aloowing me to type this and i hope i do get the pleasure of serving you in the future.. God bless America..

    Bruce Everett
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