20 July 2011

It's a Pressure Cooker ... Things Are Heating Up In America

$1 Trillion in New Taxes

The heat's on in DC. Countdown to August 2. Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.

Ron Paul: "We Will Default Because The Debt Is Unsustainable" Real Clear Politics Video

"When a country is indebted to the degree that we’re indebted, the country always defaults. We will default because the debt is unsustainable," Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said on the House floor today. "If we don’t understand this, this default will not be because we don't send out the checks. We will send out the checks. It will be defaulted on because people will get their money back, or they will get their Social Security checks and it won't buy anything."

Washington DC – NOAA predicts heat index of 116 Friday.
Richmond, Va. – NOAA projects its heat index will soar to a stifling 118 degrees.

Meanwhile, American citizens are roasting in an extreme heat wave that is causing extreme drought, deaths, and blistering temperatures. It is sweltering more than 40 states, rolling from the mid-states area toward DC and the eastern coastline. Once again devasting farmland that will take years to recover. The US may be headed toward food shortages, unbelievable for it's size.

"Much of the United States is trapped under a heat "dome" caused by a huge area of high pressure that's compressing hot, moist air beneath it, leading to miserable temperatures in the mid-90s to low 100s and heat-index levels well above 100 degrees. The oppressive conditions extend from the northern Plains states to Texas and from Nebraska to the Ohio Valley. And they're expanding eastward."

Bridge closes for heat-related repairs in Connecticut: "Recent high temperatures seem to have caused the expansion of the bridge's truss, and have forced the intermittent closure of the bridge."

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