Democrats Threaten Shutdown for Higher Spending

Posted on September 18th, 2015

Media blames GOP for government shutdown by Gary McCoy, Cagle CartoonsBy Phil Kerpen

Congress has just  returned from vacation with the clock rapidly ticking toward a government shutdown because of a deliberate strategy adopted by Senate Democrats to block all of the bills that fund the government. Their goal? To renege on the Budget Control Act, the historic agreement capping discretionary spending that both parties agreed to and President Obama signed in 2011, and go back to irresponsible, runaway federal spending.

Democrats have been open, even boastful, about their strategy. Harry Reid announced it in June in a splashy story on the liberal website Politico. The Senate’s top Democratic appropriator, Barbara Mikulski, went on the record, saying: “The president will veto bills at this allocation, and Democrats will vote against motions to proceed to these bills on the Senate floor.” The allocation she was referring to was the spending levels both parties and the president agreed to that are now, by law, binding caps. Reid put it more plainly: “We’re headed for another shutdown.”

Got that? Democrats want to shut down the government if they can’t spend more money than they themselves agreed to on the EPA, the IRS, HHS, and all the rest of the vast, wasteful federal bureaucracies. It would be tragic for the country if Democrats succeed because the Budget Control Act caps are working. Read More..

FEATURED ARTICLE: The American Refugee Resettlement Scam. An Agenda to Erase America!

Posted on September 17th, 2015

Syrian_refugees_having_rest_at_the_floor_of_Keleti_raSyrian refugees having rest at the floor of Keleti railway stationEDITOR’S COMMENT: I would strongly urge everyone to read this commentary in its entirety, as I am willing to bet that there are many formerly undisclosed facts mentioned here, that you are NOT LIKELY to be aware of, and should be aware of! These Refugee Resettlement activities certainly have the makings of a gigantic scam paid for by you!

By James Simpson

President Obama and his rancid leftist allies have subjected America to a blizzard of lies. Nothing that leaves his mouth even remotely parrots the truth, but typically stands truth on its head. The propaganda infrastructure spanning media, Hollywood, non-profit institutions and the halls of academia then erects a virtually impenetrable wall of disinformation to advance the lie.

They have just foisted on us a “deal” with Iran that threatens to create a holocaust, the likes of which America, and perhaps the world, has never seen. As Iran chanted “death to America” and “death to Israel,” this “deal” somehow skirted the advice and consent role reserved to the U.S. Senate. While we are afflicted with many feckless, incompetent and corrupt Republican Senators — never mind the Democrats the “deal” could have never obtained the requisite approval of 2/3ds of senators. The lies about the “deal” are too numerous to catalog, and before the ink has even dried, Iran has suddenly “discovered” massive stockpiles of uranium it never knew it had!

Now the administration wants to use the refugee resettlement program to import a flood of Syrian immigrants into the U.S. It will virtually guarantee an opening for ISIS and other terrorists to establish bases in the U.S. legally with taxpayer dollars. Obama created his own 9-11 in Benghazi. Apparently that wasn’t enough. Now he wants one here.

The flood of Syrian “refugees” into Europe has been called an invasion. That is clearly an apt description. While there are certainly heart-rending stories, many coming to Europe are opportunists. 72 percent are men — mostly of military age. Only 15 percent are children and 13 percent women, according to the U.N. Many are not destitute, paying thousands of dollars and embarking on long, expensive trips to reach Europe. Furthermore, half are not even Syrians butcome from Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Some of the crowds have shown themselves to be vile, vicious and ungrateful. Read More..

Obamacare’s Blue State Money Laundry

Posted on September 16th, 2015

DID YOU KNOW? red Rubber Stamp over a white background. BasicBy David Catron

Is Andrew Slavitt using failed exchanges to facilitate the creation of Democrat slush funds?

When Maryland’s Attorney General announced last summer that his office had negotiated a settlement whereby $45 million would be recouped from the IT contractor that botched the state’s Obamacare exchange, it was widely reported as good news for taxpayers. It appeared that their investment in the mismanaged project would not be a dead loss. But the AG’s statement included this curious passage: “The agreement… will lead to the recovery of funds for both Maryland and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS].” What’s so odd about that? Well, the state didn’t contribute any money to the project.

All of the money used to build the failed exchange, as well as its hastily constructed replacement, came from federal start-up grants. Maryland received more than $179 million in such grants. About $73 million was paid to the original contractor, Noridian Healthcare Solutions, and another $41 million was paid to the firm that cleaned up the mess. Yet, according to the Maryland AG’s office, the state is in negotiations with CMS concerning how the $45 million will be divided. But why would Maryland receive any part of the settlement if all the money used to build and repair the exchange came from Washington?

This very question, as it happens, occurred to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch when he got wind of the Maryland deal. Hatch’s committee has been pressing Obama administration officials for information on their plans to recoup billions in federal tax dollars that have disappeared into the coffers of states that followed Obamacare’s directive to set up insurance exchanges. Only fourteen, all controlled by Democrats, set up these “marketplaces.” And, like Maryland, they used federal grants to do so. Those states, along with the District of Columbia,spent more than $5 billion to launch their exchanges. Read More..

Jerry Brown to Republican Presidential Candidates: Welcome, ‘Merchants of Destruction!’

Posted on September 16th, 2015

Scientific pronouncements global warmingEDITOR”S COMMENT: I thought this comment was on target: Moonbeam Brown the best response to your global warming crap is it does not exist. It is nothing more them a liberal money making scam that has never been proven . By the way I thought you idiots changed the name to climate change which we all know happens four times a year naturally.

By Bloomberg

As he struggles to bring under control devastating wildfires that he blames at least partly on global warming, California Governor Jerry Brown has an un- welcome message for the Republican presidential candidates gathering in his state for a debate Wednesday.

“I would challenge these Republican presidential candidates to speak to what is certainly one of the fundamental issues of our time,” Brown said in an interview. “They fancy themselves defenders of life but they actually are willing merchants of destruction. I would like to see them be honest about climate change.”

… In a March 2014 Gallup poll  climate change ranked as the 14th most important issue out of 15 surveyed, topping only race relations among issues about which survey respondents said they cared a “great deal.”  The Republican presidential candidates are equally non-alarmist.

Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have backed away from policies such as subsidizing solar and wind power because they are unpopular with the public, said Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, the free-market group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers. Regardless of the rhetoric around climate change, candidates know better than to advocate policies that drive up energy prices and stifle economic growth in the name of minimizing global warming, Phillips said in a telephone interview. Read More..

Poor Nations Want U.S. to Pay Reparations for Extreme Weather

Posted on September 14th, 2015

Snowed in global warming from www.caglecartoons.com # 160332EDITOR’S COMMENT: This is precisely what global warming and climate change are all about. The real goal is not to protect the environment, but a combination of seizing wealth and power. Unfortunately, President Obama and the United Nations are spearheading this ‘Robin Hood’ approach, and this effort will be discussed extensively at the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change in December. What’s amazing to me is that there is absolutely no scientific proof that man-made global warming has caused any of these problems. The poor countries were very poor and experienced many of these natural devastating effects long before the elites even conceived of global warming. As further evidence of this absurdity, if one reads the UN’s comments, it is interesting that one of the biggest emission generators, China, is not even mentioned as being a target of these negotiations. Why? Because it is not about the environment!

By Thomas M. Kostigen

Poorer nations suffering from extreme weather disasters, so much so that their citizens are seeking refugee in safer terrains outside their borders, want rich nations like the United States to pay for reparations and to relocate populations.

Preparatory talks ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to be held in Paris in December has representatives from developing nations asking for more than an already agreed upon $100 billion per year for climate change mitigation measures. They want additional compensation for weather-related disasters as well as a “displacement coordination facility” for refugees. And they want all this to be legally binding as part of the larger anticipated Paris accord.

The U.S. and wealthier nations in the European Union are balking. Read More..

Wake Up, Obama, Climate Change Has Been Happening Forever

Posted on September 9th, 2015

Climate changingBy Betsy McCaughey

President Obama hiked to Exit Glacier in Alaska last week, with photographers in tow, to send the world a message: The glacier is melting.

Obama blames it on the increasing use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, which he wants to restrict not only in the United States but worldwide. The photo op was designed to build support for an international climate agreement he’s pushing hard to sell, so far with little success.

Trouble is, the president needs to get his facts straight. Exit Glacier has been shrinking for 200 years — since 1815 — long before widespread industrialization and automobiles. As the president ended his trip, he sounded the alarm again: “This state’s climate is changing before our eyes.”

News flash, Mr. President: Alaska has been buffeted by cyclical swings in climate for thousands of years. That’s true for the rest of the world, too. There was a 300-year-long Medieval heat wave, followed by a Little Ice Age that began around 1300, and then the 300-year warming period we’re in now. Read More..

ABC News 2009 Prediction of Global Climate Catastrophe in 2015 Slightly Off

Posted on September 3rd, 2015

Blown forecast global warmingEDITOR’S COMMENT: Funny how the mainstream media never seems to revisit some of its earlier stories or predictions.

By Rick Moran

Amidst stories of war, murder, and natural disasters, a pallate cleanser for you – an ABC News report from 2009 predicting climate armageddon in 2015.

Daily Caller:

ABC News ran a news special in 2009 called Earth 2100, a program warning its viewers about the dangers of climate change.

ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff says the show “puts participants in the future and asks them to report back about what it is like to live in this future world. The first stop is the year 2015.”

A Harvard University professor says, “We’re going to see more floods, more droughts, more wildfires.”

Are we reallly seeing “more” of those disasters? More compared to what? If we compare to 2009, that statement is probably true. But if you compare the frequency of those disasters to historical highs, not so much. Read More..

And Now It Begins

Posted on September 2nd, 2015

Game Over financial collapseBy Monty Pelerin

And now it begins –the long-awaited financial collapse! The domino effect is not underway yet, but a preview of what is coming can be visualized. Detroit, Greece and Puerto Rico are harbingers of what faces many, if not most, political jurisdictions. Common to all is political legerdemain, lying and promises made that never could be fulfilled. All that differs is the degree of harm already inflicted and a jurisdiction’s ability to hold out.

Economics and mathematics are required to determine the downward spiral that most government entities have boxed themselves into. Economics tells us why there is not, nor will there be, a recovery. Mathematics tells us the hole is now so deep that there is no way out without massive defaults on debts and promises. Throw a bit of public-choice theory in and it all seems inevitable.

The three defaults mentioned above do not signal a domino effect. They are early warning signs, however, of what lies ahead. There is little similarity among the three entities other than the common element of political excess. Excess is a universal tendency of the ruling class of any democratic regime. It is independent of culture, language, religion, etc. It is the way that plunder is achieved and office is retained. Read More..

Hillary Is More Likely to Go to “Big House” Than White House

Posted on September 1st, 2015

168160By Wayne Allyn Root

It’s all over for Hillary Clinton.

How bad is it? Hillary is now more likely to wind up in “The Big House” than the White House.

How bad is it? The cover-up of and conspiracy in Benghazi is the least of her worries.

How bad is it? No one is even mentioning the Clinton Foundation- where she accepted $2 billion in bribes (I mean donations) while Secretary of State, much of it from foreign governments, while quickly awarding contracts to those same countries and companies. Isn’t that called treason? That’s not even on the radar screen…yet.

How bad is it? This scandal doesn’t even involve 32,000 emails she chose to erase and the server she purposely destroyed.

No, this first of many criminal investigations to come against Hillary involves only two top-secret classified documents sent to her, and shared with her staff, on her personal emails A place where any Chinese or Russian hacker could read the most sensitive U.S. government secrets. Read More..

Judge: IRS Must Say If White House Sought Taxpayers’ Information

Posted on August 31st, 2015

IRS Building SignBy Stephen Dinan

A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose.

It’s not clear that there were any such requests — but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws, known as section 6103 of the tax code.

The ruling marks yet another federal judge who has ordered the Obama administration to be more transparent when responding to open-records records. The State Department is facing a barrage of orders from federal judges demanding more cooperation in releasing former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails.

White House officials and federal agencies are allowed, under very select circumstances, to ask the IRS for protected information. But the requests must be carefully cleared.

Questions about potential White House meddling in taxpayers’ private information stretch back to the beginning of the Obama administration, when the then-White House chief economist seemed to describe the tax structure of Koch Industries during a briefing with reporters. Read More..

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