They certainly have a beef with you now, citizen (read excerpt)

Shooting suspect called Obama the anti-Christ –

WASHINGTON –A 21-year-old man charged with firing a semiautomatic rifle at the White House last week called President Obama “the anti-Christ” and told federal agents he wanted to hurt the president, according to court documents released Thursday.

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was formally charged with attempting to assassinate Obama or members of his staff.

Ortega made his first court appearance before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh, one day after he was arrested at a western Pennsylvania hotel. He will be taken from the federal court in Pittsburgh to face the charges in Washington.

A person in Idaho who knows him told federal agents that Ortega had become agitated against the federal goverment and was convinced there was a government conspiracy against him, FBI Agent Chris Ormerod said in an affidavit filed in federal court.

They are certainly going to take over your life at this point.  Folks…if you know someone that talks like this, talk to them.  See if they need real help, a hug, or a history lesson (note: watch out for Gingrich style history…its very expensive to learn).

Dems want to tax the wealthy, Reps want to cut services to everyone, both sides locked as they defend their respective constituents

Democrats, Republicans far apart on deficit deal – BusinessWeek

“We need to find out whether our Republican colleagues want to continue to negotiate or whether they’ve drawn a hard line in the sand,” said supercommittee Democrat Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. “The question is whether they’ve kind of said `take it or leave it.’ “

Van Hollen made his comments after co-chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, told CNBC Tuesday evening that the bipartisan debt supercommittee is “somewhat stymied for the moment” because panel Democrats are insisting on tax increases of up to $1 trillion in exchange for cost curbs on rapidly spiraling benefit programs such as Medicare and Social Security.

For those that aren’t aware, every single Republican on the comittee signed a pledge to never raise taxes.  They have to be lie in one way or another here, or face a public that now sees a pretty obvious solution.

Oh, and for everyone who thinks Republicans will *ever* let a tax cut expire without calling it a tax increase, you were wrong.