Via CBS Denver
DENVER (CBS4) – A convicted child molester from Douglas County is now on the U.S. Marshal’s most wanted list.
Richard Heeringa, 49, faces 500 years behind bars for sexually assaulting a young girl in Douglas County. He disappeared in April of 2009, the same day he was found guilty.
U.S. Marshals fear he could be seeking out single mothers to get access to new young victims.
Come on folks we can do better than this. This is for a great cause and can help out those that deserve more than we can ever give them .
Give to the Marine Team, they earned the name.
Cross posted at Stix Blog
As reported all over the news is this morning, Speaker Boehner is abandoning the “grand deal” after it was made clear Democrats would demand roughly two trillion in tax increases over the next ten years in exchange for four trillion in estimated spending cuts.
I believe this move was smart for Speaker Boehner and he should be commended for holding the line on potentional tax increases, which would not only cripple the economy, but gaurantee a third party run in 2012 and President Obama a second term.
None of us should be fooled by the demand to increase the size of government as a prerequist for any such deal. There is a difference between closing honest to God loop holes which allow people to cheat the system and changing the tax code to give what President Obama and Democrats were seeking for the past decade – to roll back the Bush era tax cuts.
What is in our nation’s best interest is that any deal made would make dramatic cuts, as the GOP as proposed, in exchange for any increase in the national debt limit. Period.
We are in trouble today because of an out of control federal government who spent money while deciding they know better than the American people. To claim raising tax increases and growing the same government entity without any substational reform or balanced budget amendment in place is crazy.
Of course this is not the first time Democrats have used the ruse to lure Republicans into straying from their core beliefs and what the American people demanded they represent in Washington. Reagan and Bush 41 both agreed to tax increases in an effort to reduce the deficit under similar terms (dollars for cuts for dollars in tax increase).
In both cases there was no decrease of the federal deficit with poor election results to follow. In the case of Bush 41, the loss of office.
The very same could be said about today’s battle. Democrats are once again claiming significant deficit reduction numbers in exchange for tax increases and labeling those who believe other wise as radicals. History teaches us other wise.
However, we should not be so bold as to demand no increase in the debt ceiling under any conditions. To do so is both fool hardy and smacks of the extreme demands Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi are making.
There is absolutely no difference in what Pelosi is asking for, no changes in entitlement spending, and the demand that the debt limit not be raised under any circumstance. Both do harm to the republic and fail to serve the nation’s best interest.
If there was a time to go to the mattress for this nation, it is now. It must be done without bravado; with seriousness and a real goal in mind and a desire to find a solution and not to posture alone.
Do this. Do the will of the people and the rest will fall into place.
“Hello, I’m Cathy McMorris Rodgers, I have the privilege of representing Washington’s Fifth Congressional District, and I serve as vice chair of the House Republican Conference.
“‘Where are the jobs?’
“It’s the only question worth asking after yesterday’s unemployment report. Our economy is actually creating fewer jobs month-to-month right now. More than 14 million people are out of work. They’ve been unemployed, on average, for 40 weeks, a new record.
“The Obama Administration promised its ‘stimulus’ would keep unemployment below eight percent. Two and a half years later, the unemployment rate is more than nine percent and still rising. That’s unacceptable. America can do better.
“By and large, it’s uncertainty that’s holding our economy back, whether it’s uncertainty about our overwhelming debt, uncertainty about energy prices, or uncertainty about all the burdensome mandates coming down from Washington. Small business owners are pleading for government to just get out of the way.
“The Republican majority in the House has been listening. We’re focused on implementing our Plan for America’s Job Creators, which is designed to remove government barriers to private sector job growth – the kind of growth the ‘stimulus’ promised but failed to deliver. You can check out the details of our plan for yourself at Jobs.GOP.gov.
As a part of this blueprint, we’ve passed legislation to stop policies that drive up gas prices and expand domestic energy production to help lower costs and create jobs.
We’ve voted to modernize the patent system to help America’s innovators level the playing field.
And we’ve approved a budget that pays down our debt over time and makes Washington live within its means.
“Unfortunately, the Democrat-led Senate hasn’t considered any of these jobs bills. Not a single one. In fact, it’s been more than 800 days since the Senate last passed a budget.
“President Obama has said he’s open to job creation ideas from anyone in any party. If that’s the case, he should encourage Democrats in the Senate to take up the jobs bills the House has passed.
“From the look of things, the Democrats who run Washington don’t have a jobs plan; they have a spending agenda. They’re proposing a rehash of what’s already been tried: more spending, more taxes, and bigger government. These are the Washington-knows-best policies that steered us towards a dead end.
“If we’ve learned anything, it’s that we cannot spend, tax, or borrow our way to prosperity. To create jobs and set our country on a sound fiscal course, we must stop spending money we don’t have.
“That’s why Republicans have maintained there can be no increase in the national debt limit unless it is accompanied by serious spending cuts and reforms. To be truly serious, these cuts should exceed the amount by which President Obama wants the debt limit increased. And there can be no job-crushing tax hikes on families and small businesses.
“Washington Democrats disagree. They say that to reduce our out-of-control debt, the American people should sacrifice in the form of higher taxes. That’s where they’re wrong. The American people have already sacrificed in lost jobs, more debt, and chronic uncertainty. It’s time for Washington to do the sacrificing.
“Last month, more than 150 economists echoed this viewpoint. ‘We will not succeed in balancing the federal budget and overcoming the challenges of our debt,’ they wrote, ‘until we succeed in committing ourselves to government policies that allow our economy to grow.’ Tax hikes won’t help our economy grow – they would just make matters worse.
“If we do this right, we can reduce uncertainty in the short-term and pay down our debt over the long-term. That’s what our job creators need and that’s what our children deserve.
“Mr. President, Americans are asking you, ‘where are the jobs?’ We invite you to change course and work with us to empower, not burden, our nation’s small businesses, families, and entrepreneurs. We can do this if we work together.
“Again, you can learn more about the Republicans’ jobs plan at Jobs.GOP.gov. Thank you for listening.”
As we enter the next stage of the budget drama, the example of the Iron Lady may inspire some stiffening of spines where it is most needed! Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan had different styles, but both had a genius for communication- putting complex problems into simple terms without oversimplifying them. Mr. Boehner, take heed.