Sunday, July 31, 2011

Before Mexican workers supported American agriculture, it was the Chinese who filled the labor hole...

PBS: Mexican Immigrant Labor History

Obama appoints professor who thinks Islamic law is better than Western codes to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom

Obama's Bridge to Islam

The "stench of cover-up" grows stronger even as the mainstream media put a clothespin on their collective nostrils...

Investor's Business Daily: ATF: The White House Knew

Dalia Mogahed, Obama’s faith adviser, helped craft ‘Imagine a Perfect Islamic State’ project for implementing a Muslim caliphate…HERE!

Obama advisor loves Sharia...
Further, Jasser Auda, a Qatari professor who is one of the personalities behind the Shariah Index Project with Rauf, described Mogahed’s involvement in providing key data that helped formulate the Shariah Index plan to map out an Islamic state, even referring to Obama’s faith adviser as “sister Mogahed.”

Crimes committed by the Federal Reserve banks against the United States and its people include; conflict of interest, securities fraud, embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, hoarding, profiteering, larceny, racketeering . . .

Federal Reserve audit exposes major securities fraud and the embezzlement of $16 trillion.

Here's how we got screwed

Excerpt from RedState (the most widely read right of center blog on Capitol Hill, the most often cited right of center blog in the media, and is widely considered one of the most influential voices of the grassroots on the right):
What we know about the pending deal is that the Democrats and Republicans are agreeing to a Deficit Commission. Despite the media spin — and the spin of some Republican sycophants — the deficit commission, which will be a super committee of the Congress, will have the power to come up with new tax revenue.

And if the Congress rejects the Commission’s demands for new tax revenue, there will be a trigger that cuts both medicare funding and defense funding.

Except, the defense funding cuts will be much more massive than the medicare cuts. And the GOP, in addition to seeing defense cut, would be hacking off seniors right before an election.
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The Debt Ceiling and Obama's Totalitarian Temptation

Before saying anything else about the debt ceiling crisis, let's confirm one thing: Obama does not like you, the demcratic process or Congress. Democracy is just too cumbersome for a man so lofty as the president of the world.

He wants, more than anything else, to be our Dear Leader, Uncle Ho (or Uncle Joe, or Uncle B.O.), Il Duce, Der Führer, El Presidente (all crackpot socialists and Communists, by the way). And he has been leaving us breadcrumbs for the last two years.
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Why Marco Rubio is guaranteed to be a future President of the United States

Sen. Rubio Beat a Dead Horse in the Senate Today. His Name Is John Kerry...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Washington's fiscal fantasy

Paul Ryan: "Let's cover the moon with yogurt..."

HAT TIP: BeldarBlog

Friday, July 29, 2011

On Dec. 31, 2012, three weeks before the end of President Barack Obama’s current term in office, the Bush tax cuts expire. Income tax rates will return to their Clinton-era levels...

That amounts to a $3.6 trillion tax increase over 10 years, three or four times the $800 billion to $1.2 trillion in revenue increases that Obama and Speaker John Boehner were kicking around. And all Democrats need to do to secure that deal is -- nothing.
Democrats Can Lose Debt Fight, Win on Bush Tax Cuts: Ezra Klein

So, of course, everyone (who is not a news junkie) will think that it's the Republicans--if we win the Senate and the presidency in 2012--who suddenly raised all their taxes!

Obama is vindictive, aside from being a socialist, and will gladly let this happen if he is voted out of office.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Did you know that Lee Harvey Oswald had attempted to assassinate a right-wing general named Edwin Walker before he shot Kennedy?

In 1963, a popular Democratic president was assassinated by a Marxist named Oswald, who had actually defected to the Soviet Union and returned to the U.S. with a Soviet wife, was an active member of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, and had attempted to assassinate a right-wing general named Edwin Walker earlier in the year.

Yet those who write history found these facts inconvenient. They created a different history in which the "atmosphere of hate" in the southern city of Dallas, Texas, led to the terrible political violence. In other words, it was political conservatism that led to John F. Kennedy's assassination.
How the Democrats Nearly Destroyed the Economy

The ceiling that never was

The One Thing the National Debt-Ceiling Has Never Done? Put a Ceiling on the Rising National Debt

Gov't policies promoted systematic loosening of underwriting standards to promote affordable housing, which then contributed to housing bubble, mortgage meltdown and financial crisis

Conclusion: The major cause of the financial crisis in the United States was the collapse of housing and mortgage markets resulting from an accumulation of an unprecedented number of weak and risky Non-Traditional Mortgages (NTMs). These NTMs began to default en masse beginning in 2006, triggering the collapse of the worldwide market for mortgage-backed securities and in turn triggering the instability and insolvency of financial institutions that we call the financial crisis. Government policies forced a systematic industry-wide loosening of underwriting standards in an effort to promote affordable housing, compounded by moral hazard spread by Fannie and Freddie."
Here are six facts about the government's role in the crisis...

Such a deal...

The New Deal's bargain was that Americans would trade higher taxes and less economic freedom for a social safety net. That was until the left decided that the social safety net was actually a wealth redistribution platform. The social safety net slid into the welfare state, a program of subsidies for reliable Democratic voters at the expense of the general public.

Now the Social Security Trust Fund has been looted and FDR II is threatening that benefits won't be paid if congress doesn't commit to another extended deficit spending binge. Not on behalf of the social safety net, but the nanny and the welfare state.

The Democratic party loves taking credit for the social safety net, but they have proven to be completely irresponsible trustees, squandering the trust by borrowing against the sum, and then borrowing against the debt to fund an entirely separate agenda. What began as security for workers mutated into a bureaucracy that existed for its own sake expanding benefits and spending to bulk up its power and influence. . .
A New Deal for America

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thank You Soldiers

Yes, I know Veteran's Day is over...but this is too beautiful not to share!





Monday, July 25, 2011

Cover up: TWA Flight 800 and the Clinton Connection - UPDATED 11/12/13

UPDATE #2

John Macidull weighs in with his investigative past (NTSB and then the FAA where we know he was associated with the Challenger Loss). His work on the investigation into the Challenger and subsequent Columbia loss is reflected in his book, Challenger's Shadow: Did Government and Industry Management Kill Seven Astronauts?
. Unknown to many, he also did some work for the Italians concerning the mysterious disappearance of an Airliner within missile range of Libya.

© November 12, 2013 [Reprinted here with permission of the author.]

John Macidull revised (from 2011) statement to a friend on TWA 800:

As you know, I've investigated aircraft accidents for many years including at the highest of U.S. and foreign government levels. My evaluation to date of TWA 800 includes and addresses this discipline with a focus on the purpose of virtually all investigations. This is, "To prevent future similar occurrences." Simply burying the dead may be the extent of what other cultures do. It is not the extent and limit that a vibrant, life-enhancing culture like the United States of America. We want to prevent the same tragedy from happening again. In order to do this we have to start with the "what", the facts. TWA-800 is also of primarily importance because its investigation was conducted as the first blatant, open, and public ‘official’ violation by our Government of our Constitution.  
What happened? What hard data, wreckage, material, forensic, and human data is available and obtainable. The "Who" and "Why" questions follow the facts. It is easy to get sidetracked into small innuendo, opinion, and areas of blame before all the facts are in. And, though it is often in human nature to be more subjective that objective, it is also important to realize during the process of gathering the 'what' information that some opinions, observations, and especially obfuscations relative to fact finding are facts in and of themselves.

For example, during this investigation I asked an FBI agent about the then 120 eyewitnesses according to the news on TWA 800. Specifically, I asked where the FBI witness sight vector trajectory report of what they had seen was. He said that the FBI determined that only 32 of the 120 witnesses were considered to be credible, and thus there were not enough for an analysis. I then asked for the FBI's criteria for witness credibility and the determining number required to establish this credibility. Basically I was asking if the FBI had any idea what they were doing. Though none of this information was provided, this was a fact that answered the next obvious question, which was why the FBI was 'in charge' of the investigation in the first place?

Historically, and in practice up until TWA 800, every accident aircraft and relative documents of record in the United States were physically 'owned' by the NTSB when it hit the ground or water for the purpose of accident investigation. Only the NTSB determined when or if nature, mechanical failure, or human error were causes and contributing factors to the accident, or if acts of terrorism and sabotage were otherwise the cause. From the beginning, the TWA accident investigation was conducted, with the 'help' of the NTSB by the FBI. They, the FBI, determined what witnesses were credible, and controlled all eyewitness account information. Original primary and secondary radar and satellite information were never a matter of public record. Naval records were not made public in any form. At the same time, the NTSB was publicly kept aboard the FBI investigation process to add credibility to what the cause of the accident may have been, but with a focus away from terrorism or sabotage. The obvious evidence, however, that the tragedy was not an accident as proclaimed was the fact that none of the operational 1500 B-747 aircraft in the world were grounded for inspection to possibly prevent a similar tragedy.   

Initial physical facts of the 'what’ of TWA 800: (There is some opinion here of what things ‘looked like’ based on my Naval experience with many types of missiles, and as a pilot.) At night, a minimum of 120 eyewitnesses on the ground, on the water, and in the air saw all or parts of a sequence of events at the same time that took place in the air. Individually and collectively they saw a stream or beam of light nearly as long as a normal full moon is wide. They saw this stream of light rise from near the surface of the ocean water to a place higher up in the sky. This light stream ended at an observed place in the sky where a fireball instantly occupied that same ending place in the sky. Wreckage and passengers of TWA 800 were subsequently found on the ocean surface and ocean floor directly under where this fireball was reported to have been, through unofficial witness time and triangulation calculations based on the few accounts short-lived on the news. These eyewitness accounts are identical to that of seeing any flame-gas propelled rocket or missile that is guided toward an airborne object. These eyewitness accounts are also identical to any airborne object exploding as a result of the detonation of explosive material inside or near it. Physical evidence of recovered, identified parts of the TWA 800 aircraft were of the aircraft in several pieces. The positions of many of these pieces on the ocean floor were pieces that did not become pieces after impact with the ocean. They became pieces while TWA 800 was in the air, and were spread on the ocean floor farther apart from previously connected pieces than was possible with ocean currents or drift during the time before recovery. 

Fact: The FBI had no legal authority, nor was it equipped to investigate airline accidents in United States.

Fact: The Independent Safety Board Act, 1974 (Public Law 93-633) gave the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) aircraft accident investigative authority over all other Government organizations, and is mandated by law in the performance of this function as being "totally separate and independent from any other department, bureau, commission, or agency of the United States."

Fact: Surface-to-Air and Air-to-Air guided missiles have proximity fuses, contact fuses, post penetration fuses, or a combination thereof. To publicly state that metallurgical analysis proved an internal explosion from the central fuel tank area does not eliminate the obvious possibility of a normal post penetration fuse activation prior to an explosion. What it does say is that there was no missile expert involved in the forensic analysis of wreckage, nor any metallurgical analysis of metal bending first in then out from the fuselage area as would happen with a post penetration fused missile. Nor was there any information on what kind of surface-to-air missiles were in the area at the time.

Fact: No publicly known amount of monetary survivor compensation: Who has the money for such things? The FAA. The Navy? TWA 800 was built by Boeing. Boeing has a 'blanket' insurance program for survivor compensation regardless of fault. Who can be sued? The same type policy was enacted after the Air Florida B-737 accident. Boeing paid survivors (and lawyers) over $35M , even though it was proven factually that the B-737 was beyond a shadow of a doubt not at fault.

Fact: All eyewitness accounts were discounted. Saying they were not discounted does not produce a triangulation and time analysis summary of how many saw what, where they were, when they were there, and what the observations mean.

Fact: There was no report as required by law from the NTSB for accidents (part of what they were getting paid for) relative to both causes and contributing factors, or recommendations to help insure prevention.

Fact: There was no final report, as not required, from the FBI, for anything.

Fact: The NTSB did not exercise its legal mandate. The NTSB was created to prevent future similar accidents. To do this it had to be given the authority of being independent, unbiased, and without vested interest except to determine the cause of accidents and to make recommendations to the FAA for legal considerations. Instead of finding a cause of this accident, they, under the guise of the FBI focused on trying to find if there had been an accident at all. Failing to do this, coupled with the FBI also focusing outside their mandate in trying to find an accident in the facts they allowed, the entire effort was left in a fog of non-fault, non-accident, non-sabotage, non-terrorism, non-human error, and non- determination of anything that could possibly prevent a future similar tragedy.

Personal conclusions: TWA 800 was struck and destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. This missile was either human-guided, or launch-and-forget self-guided after target acquisition and launch by a human. This launch was either intentional or by mistake. It did not happen without a human hand action. The 'who' and 'why' of this missile launch remain unknown at this time. Some of the obfuscation and cover-up of information was made by known government organizations. These organizations had identifiable people in them who had positions of authority at the time. Since no one was 'in charge' of the investigation, it remains an accident that was not determined to be an accident by an organization that was only responsible for non-accidents, under the guise of determining the cause of a non-accident described as an accident with the self-assigned authority to stipulate that the whole effort was not in their area of expertise. Sound familiar?
As mentioned above, TWA-800 is also of primarily importance because its investigation was conducted as the first blatant, open, and public ‘official’ violation by our Government of our Constitution. It had the same ‘official’ disdain toward the public as the Benghazi video tape pronouncements and witness accesses, “it doesn’t matter now” official statements, passing unread laws, and repeated Presidential proven lies. Fortunately our Second Amendment should remain enforceable by we the people who made this whole thing possible.  
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UPDATE #1: DOCUMENTARY Silenced: TWA 800 and the Subversion of Justice

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Mystery of TWA Flight 800 Persists, 15 Years Later

THE DOWNING OF TWA FLIGHT 800: Why Clintons kept mum about KSM plot




THE SOURCE OF THE PRESIDENT'S ANTI-ISRAELISM

A BLACK AMERICAN CLERGYMAN POINTS TO THE SOURCE OF THE PRESIDENT'S ANTI-ISRAELISM

July 17, 2010

Like Barack Hussein Obama II, I am a graduate of Harvard Law School . I too have Muslims in my family. I am black, and I was once a leftist Democrat. Since our backgrounds are somewhat similar, I perceive something in Obama's policy toward Israel which people without that background may not see. All my life I have witnessed a strain of anti-Semitism in the black community. It has been fueled by the rise of the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan, but it predates that organization.

We heard it in Jesse Jackson's “HYMIE town” remark years ago during his presidential campaign. We heard it most recently in Jeremiah Wright's remark about “them Jews” not allowing Obama to speak with him. I hear it from my own Muslim family members who see the problem in the Middle East as a “Jew” problem.

Growing up in a small, predominantly black urban community in Pennsylvania , I heard the comments about Jewish shop owners. They were “greedy cheaters” who could not be trusted, according to my family and others in the neighborhood. I was too young to understand what it means to be Jewish, or know that I was hearing anti-Semitism. These people seemed nice enough to me, but others said they were “evil”. Sadly, this bigotry has yet to be eradicated from the black community.

In Chicago , the anti-Jewish sentiment among black people is even more pronounced because of the direct influence of Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Most African Americans are not followers of “The Nation”, but many have a quiet respect for its leader because, they say, “he speaks the truth” and “stands up for the black man”. What they mean of course is that he viciously attacks the perceived “enemies” of the black community – white people and Jews. Even some self-described Christians buy into his demagoguery.

The question is whether Obama, given his Muslim roots and experience in Farrakhan's Chicago , shares this antipathy for Israel and Jewish people. Is there any evidence that he does? First, the President was taught for twenty years by a virulent anti-Semite, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. In the black community it is called “sitting under”. You don't merely attend a church, you “sit under” a Pastor to be taught and mentored by him. Obama “sat under” Wright for a very long time. He was comfortable enough with Farrakhan – Wright's friend – to attend and help organize his “Million Man March”. I was on C-Span the morning of the march arguing that we must never legitimize a racist and anti-Semite, no matter what “good” he claims to be doing. Yet a future President was in the crowd giving Farrakhan his enthusiastic support.

The classic left wing view is that Israel is the oppressive occupier, and the Palestinians are Israel 's victims. Obama is clearly sympathetic to this view. In speaking to the “Muslim World, “he did not address the widespread Islamic hatred of Jews. Instead he attacked Israel over the growth of West Bank settlements. Surely he knows that settlements are not the crux of the problem. The absolute refusal of the Palestinians to accept Israel 's right to exist as a Jewish state is the insurmountable obstacle. That's where the pressure needs to be placed, but this President sees it differently. He also made the preposterous comparison of the Holocaust to Palestinian “dislocation”.

Obama clearly has Muslim sensibilities. He sees the world and Israel from a Muslim perspective. His construct of “The Muslim World” is unique in modern diplomacy. It is said that only The Muslim Brotherhood and other radical elements of the religion use that concept. It is a call to unify Muslims around the world. It is rather odd to hear an American President use it. In doing so he reveals more about his thinking than he intends. The dramatic policy reversal of joining the unrelentingly anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and pro-Islamic UN Human Rights Council is in keeping with the President's truest – albeit undeclared red – sensibilities

Those who are paying attention and thinking about these issues do not find it unreasonable to consider that President Obama is influenced by a strain of anti-Semitism picked up from the black community, his leftist friends and colleagues, his Muslim associations and his long period of mentor-ship under Jeremiah Wright. If this conclusion is accurate, Israel has some dark days ahead. For the first time in her history, she may find the President of the United States siding with her enemies. Those who believe, as I do, that Israel must be protected had better be ready for the fight. We are.

NEVER AGAIN!

E. W. Jackson is Bishop of Exodus Faith Ministries, an author and retired attorney

Why Obama is Opposed to Israel

Will they kick the can?

RedState: The Absolution I Cannot Give
You went to Washington to change Washington. You went to Washington because you said it was broken and you worried about the future for your children and grandchildren.

And now, at the moment of crisis you are worried and second guessing yourself and looking for alternatives, ways out, and most of all a clear conscience. . .

Whew!





Budget reformers need to remember three things...

First, this is not a political fight between Republicans and Democrats; it is a fight against 50-year trends toward statism. Second, it is a moral fight, not an economic one. Third, this is not a fight that anyone can win in the 15 months from now to the presidential election. It will take hard work for at least a decade.

Consider a few facts. . .
CARPE DIEM: AEI's Arthur Brooks on the Debt Ceiling in the WSJ

Sunday, July 24, 2011

KEEP JESUS OUT OF YOUR SOCIALISM

char·i·ty

noun /ˈCHaritē/
The voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need
tax

noun /taks/
A compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions
Thomas Jefferson
It is a duty certainly to give our sparings to those who want; but to see also that they are faithfully distributed, and duly apportioned to the respective wants of those receivers. And why give through agents whom we know not, to persons whom we know not, and in countries from which we get no account, where we can do it at short hand, to objects under our eye, through agents we know, and to supply wants we see?
Keep Jesus Out of Your Socialism
The headline of the full-page ad asks, "What Would Jesus Cut?—A budget is a moral document." The text continues, "Our faith tells us that the moral test of a society is how it treats the poor."

The ad was produced by Sojourners, a self-described "evangelical" organization whose slogan is "Faith in Action for Social Justice." The ad was signed by Sojourners president Jim Wallis and more than two dozen Religious Left pastors, theologians, and activists. They urge our legislators to ask themselves, "What would Jesus cut?" from the federal budget.

How would you answer that question? My answer would be, "It's a nonsense question. Your premise is faulty. Your priorities are not His priorities."

Right now, more Americans than at any other point since World War II are flat broke and have lost hope...

Broke! 10 Facts About The Financial Condition Of American Families That Will Blow Your Mind

Timothy McVeigh rejected God; Norwegian terrorist not religious

Left wing spinners ALWAYS try to bring the Christian religion into the picture--have you noticed?

Terrorist proclaimed himself 'Darwinian,' not 'Christian': Norwegian's manifesto shows Breivik not religious, having no personal faith

Saturday, July 23, 2011

OBAMA'S FDA BANS ASTHMA MEDICATION

The only over-the-counter asthma inhaler sold in the United States will no longer be available next year as part of an international agreement to stop the use of substances that damage the environment.

HAT TIP: InstaPundit

Survive. How To.

InstaPundit recommends this awesome
survival forum...you MUST check out all the various topics--mindblowing!

The zealous drive by politicians to limit our salt intake has little basis in science

For decades, policy makers have tried and failed to get Americans to eat less salt. In April 2010 the Institute of Medicine urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate the amount of salt that food manufacturers put into products; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already convinced 16 companies to do so voluntarily. But if the U.S. does conquer salt, what will we gain? Bland french fries, for sure. But a healthy nation? Not necessarily.

This week a meta-analysis of seven studies involving a total of 6,250 subjects in the American Journal of Hypertension found no strong evidence that cutting salt intake reduces the risk for heart attacks, strokes or death in people with normal or high blood pressure...
It's Time to End the War on Salt

As federal criminal statutes have ballooned, it has become increasingly easy for Americans to end up on the wrong side of the law...

Many of the new federal laws also set a lower bar for conviction than in the past: Prosecutors don't necessarily need to show that the defendant had criminal intent.

These factors are contributing to some unusual applications of justice.
As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared

Friday, July 22, 2011

Nixon on steroids: the president's plausible deniability

I think it shook them up. I think it shook up the attorney general in Hawaii and the governor such that they looked at the evidence and said, “He’s right.” That’s plausible deniability; there’s no question. They knew they were presenting a fraud. “We’re in trouble.”

When you read the letter, you’ll see it. I said, “This is most likely going to be the end of the Democrat Party.” The letter is two pages. The point is that I think this letter scared them, especially when they saw plausible deniability, and I think they realized I’m right. When I defined “plausible deniability” on the affidavit, they said that middle management either is inaccessible or impossible to interrogate because they’ve beat the scene or they’re dead. It’s one or the other; that’s what happens with criminal organizations to protect the leadership.
The Post & Email Speaks with Douglas Vogt, Typesetting Expert

Shock surprise: Obamacare screws middle class families out of health insurance!

It just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?
A major provision of the healthcare reform law designed to prevent businesses from dropping coverage for their workers could inadvertently leave families without access to subsidized health insurance.
Discovered: Another Rotten Obamacare Easter Egg

Adobe experts Mara Zebest & Doug Vogt: Obama birth certificate released by White House is forged

Evidence points to cut-and-paste sham, not actual copy of 1961 birth document

Thursday, July 21, 2011

When the American church helped usher in Social Security, it abdicated its responsibility to care for the poor...

What is disturbing when reviewing the history of this time is how many Christian ministers defended the actions of government as fulfilling Holy Scripture's mandates to care for the poor, provide for parents in their old age and give to those who ask of you.

With this shift of thinking, the state began to function in roles once reserved for the church—to the detriment of any who would question the legitimacy of the legislation on theological grounds. The same reception awaits those in the modern day who seek to resist any "progressive" social policy in any way for fear that they will be branded as uncaring or un-Christian in their ideas.

Has government power expanded to such a degree that the church now has no voice at all in the public square? Perhaps, but the modern era of public policy reveals just how much the government has gained and how much the church has lost.
The Theology of Social Security

U.S. taxpayers likely lost $1.3 billion in the government bailout of Chrysler, the Treasury Department announced Thursday!

CNN Money: U.S. loses $1.3 billion in exiting Chrysler

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Destroy the McConnell-Reid-Pelosi "Cut, Run, and Hide" Plan!

Go to CutRunAndHide.com now!

Like it or not: Walmart is the most successful retailer in history

Who wins? Walmart...and consumers.
Walmart is without question the most successful retailer in the history of the United States, and in the history of the entire world by almost any measure (number of stores, sales revenue, number of employees, market share, etc.) Here are some Walmart facts:
CARPE DIEM: Walmart: The Most Successful Retailer in History

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Heads up: Imported Devices Infected with Malware

Department of Homeland security officials are warning of weaknesses in the technology supply chain that result in the importation of devices that are already infected with malware, spyware, backdoors and other malicious code that leave the units vulnerable to exploitation.
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The Fuzzy Math from Gang of Six

RedState looks at the financial specs for this shitty deal being foisted on us by this disgusting bunch of sell-outs: A plan that is all things to all people, but vapid of details and coherence

GOP Sens. Crapo, Coburn & Chambliss are the GOP chumps enabling Obama's "Gang of Six" farce

Attorney William J. Dyer of Beldar Blog has a very important message for these Republican senators:
You think you're being public servants who are negotiating in the interests of your constituents. You're not.

You've become pawns for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. . .

You're not only being chumps, you're being suckers. It's not excusable, and everyone in and out of Washington except you can see how you're being used.
Please read the whole thing!

18 Signs That Global Financial Markets Smell Blood In The Water

The financial news is just going to keep getting worse. This financial system is simply unsustainable. It is fundamentally unsound. The reality is that financial bubbles cannot keep expanding forever. Eventually they must burst.

Over the next few weeks, keep a close eye on banking stocks and keep a close eye on European bond yields.

Hopefully things will stabilize.

Hopefully the next wave of the financial collapse is not about to hit us.

Hopefully the entire global financial system is not on the verge of a major implosion.

But you might want to get prepared just in case.
18 signs...

Monday, July 18, 2011

“No man knows the day or the hour.”

Washington is currently borrowing about 43 cents out of every dollar it spends, and is close to maxing out its credit limit.

Current law says Uncle Sam cannot borrow more than $14.3 trillion. A few months back, the Obama Administration demanded that Congress increase the national credit line by $2.5 trillion by May 16, or else, it warned, the United States would default on its debts, causing an “economic Armageddon.” ($2.5 trillion is just enough to aver the need for another debt hike until after the 2012 election.)

When May 16 came and went, and nothing happened, the Obama team set a new “Armageddon” date: August 2.

Unfortunately, a lot of folks in Washington and Wall Street – including some who should know better — seem to be taking this new deadline at face value. While it’s true that, at some point, the government will hit the ceiling and have to reduce spending by about 40 percent, exactly when that day will arrive, nobody knows for sure. And don’t believe anyone who tells you he does know. “No man knows the day or the hour.”

Maxed Out Day could be August 2. It could be August 22. Or it could be in September. The exact date really depends on whether the President is willing to tap certain reserves available to him, or decides to force a political crisis.

I cannot tell you when Maxed Out Day will be. But I can – and will — prove to you that August 2 doesn’t have to be it. Before I do so, here are three key numbers to remember:

1) We are projected to take in between $170 billion and $200 billion in August, in revenues.

2) We will likely spend about $300 billion in August.

3)
Therefore, we face a gap of somewhere between $100 billion and $130 billion.

So what will happen, come the August 2 deadline?
Find out here

Dean Clancy is FreedomWorks’ Legislative Counsel and Vice President, Health Care Policy.

When did it become the primary function of the federal government to send millions of Americans checks?

For this, in essence, is what the debt-ceiling fight is all about -- the inexorable and ultimately fatal growth of the welfare state. If you don't believe it, just look at President Obama's veiled threat to withhold Grandma's Social Security benefits if Congress doesn't let him borrow another $2 trillion or so to get himself safely past the 2012 election.
Uncle Sam, sugar daddy

You've heard of "cradle robbing" ...

...Obama's robbing the unborn.

Bachmann Is Not the Radical in the Room

Sunday, July 17, 2011

2012 BIRTHER SUMMIT (March 28-30) Washington, D.C.

Birther Summit



Illegal aliens cost California hospitals more than $1 billion annually

According to the California Hospital Association (CHA), illegal aliens cost hospitals across the state about $1.25 billion a year in unpaid medical care.

The CHA recently stated that $26 million of those costs are absorbed in the eight hospitals in Ventura County alone.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is asking the Obama administration to compensate hospitals for the care they extend to the millions foreign nationals living in this country illegally.

In June, AHA President Richard Umbdenstock sent a letter to President Obama, reminding him that while federal law requires hospitals to provide emergency care to every patient who walks through the doors, those hospitals are now forced to eat the costs of treating uninsured illegal aliens.

Umbdenstock wrote that the Federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act mandates treatment of the unisured “yet federal support for hospitals providing these services to the undocumented population is virtually nonexistent. Many hospitals have had to curtail services, delay implementing services or close beds.”

He continued: “Hospitals should not have to bear the burden.”
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Democrats don't care how unfair or unsustainable this is because all they care about is getting the votes! They don't really care about the well-being of the citizens of this country (and this kind of thing is going on everywhere, not just in California).

A Solution to Our Economic and Social Nightmare

Republicans and Democrats don’t need to compromise they need to use capitalism with a small amount of social discipline to make the country far more exceptional as well as geometrically more prosperous than it is today.

This Mission Statement for the website, www.riseupamerica.com, will only scratch the surface of the mission the "RISE UP AMERICA" (RUA) plan hopes to accomplish. To those of you who have never been wealthy, many of the goals listed below may seem like an "impossible dream". But give yourself the benefit of the doubt and accept for a moment the fact that "capitalism" can make you wealthy even if you don't have the "tools" to compete for the big bucks nor the cash to invest and save to become wealthy. You have seen the 40-year tables and realize that just by working, being stable and industrious during those years, you too can become wealthy under RUA.. Now review all the societal problems Rise Up plans to solve.
  • Ends endemic poverty as we know it

  • Delivers the American Dream to even those that can’t compete

  • Uses the capitalism not socialism to solve many of our problems

  • Creates "USA's" Universal Savings Accounts for everyone

  • Finally economically emancipates women through the sharing of "USA's"

  • Provides retirement checks that allow retirees to live affluently

  • Forces a 15% savings on citizens at no new cost to them

  • Creates wealth by compounding (see the tables)

  • Reduces the National budget eventually by 40%

  • Immediately liquidates as much as $100 Trillion of potential entitlement debt

  • Delivers the biggest tax cut in history

  • Gives the disadvantaged a reason to live and care about their life

  • Delivers "reparations" in the form of a USA - a personal investment account

  • Reduces crime, victimization, and dependence on government

  • Reduces stress caused by crime and financial difficulties

  • Eliminates the need of the private sector to finance retirement

  • Makes business more competitive

  • Eliminates retirement costs their competitors don’t have to pay

  • Eliminates the union’s need to bargain for retirement funding

  • Creates "ONE" retirement account that replaces millions of plans

  • Solves State and municipal pension concerns and unfunded obligations

  • Energizes the economy with an immense injection of capital

  • Teaches 50% of Americans about capitalism and stock investing

  • Infects America with the optimism - the Shining City on the Hill"

  • Reduce ethnic and racial tensions by making everyone wealthy

  • An air-tight way to eventually deliver the American dream to everyone

  • Brings back the market to areas convoluted by government intervention

  • Makes America the banker to the world

  • Gets everyone on the same page pulling in the same direction

  • Infects the population with a desire to win and increase stock values

  • Restores America’s confidence in her politicians

Neither opponent nor supporter of RUA can argue that what it proposes is not something the people want for themselves - real wealth, freedom of choice and the American Dream. In the plan the people are empowered and the state will lose some of theirs. Those who believe in the ability of the few to orchestrate the lives of the many are just fooling themselves. The private sector in America has proven that when all 300 plus million Americans are able to invent, design, develop and implement their ideas freely our society prospers socially and economically. That prescription has made us the economic and military giant of the planet with just 4.5% of its population.

RUA will make major adjustments that will enable the individual to reacquire the rights and freedoms lost to the emergence of big government over the last century. It will also let capitalism deliver the American Dream to those that are unprepared to compete at the level necessary to insure them of that dream. This will demonstrate to the world that capitalism is not only a system that delivers wealth to the rich but one that delivers wealth to the poor as well. What socialism failed to deliver, capitalism will. Those that refuse to allow this to happen are doomed to the ash heap of history like all social totalitarians that believe man is so deliriously weak he can be convinced to live in a world of equal outcomes for unequal contributions thereby denying his own natural instincts.

RUA will travel a bumpy road with massive opposition from those whose powers and perks will be taken from them.. There are evil men in this world who will work desperately to keep the poor, poor. When opponents put their roadblocks in the way, ask yourself how it was so simple to give “personal accounts” to politicians, Congressmen, Senators and 3.3 million Federal workers through the Thrift Savings Plan and why is it so unconscionable and "wrong" to give them to you? Ask them why these problems didn’t surface when the legislators gave these personal investment accounts to themselves and government workers?

If it was so simple then, what is the problem now? Their answer will never rise to a level that would defeat the concept that capitalism can deliver the poor from poverty; to Make the Poor Rich. In the plan the people use their own money. The Thrift Savings Plan uses your tax dollars to finance their personal accounts; and they have the gall to tell you that you can’t have one using your own money. What a group of fools we Americans have become if we let this opportunity pass. RUA hopes to empower the people and restore some control over their own lives. To give them back the self-respect and self-esteem they have lost to big government.

And lastly don’t let anyone demean the USA and its capability and its exceptionalism. We have a piddling debt to foreigners of $3.4 Trillion and a country worth anywhere from $220 to $400 Trillion. We can afford to transition to personal "USA" accounts easily. Don't let anyone fool you.

Dick McDonald
July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Citizen's Guide to the Federal Debt Limit Debate

From Hillsdale College

HAT TIP: Desert Exile

Egypt is going broke

...the action at Tahrir Square is not Egypt's most important story. The most important, strategically consequential story is that Egypt is rapidly going broke. By the end of the year, the military dictatorship will likely not only default on Egypt's loans. Field Marshal Tantawi and his deputies will almost certainly be unable to feed the Egyptian people.
Caution: Storm Approaching

Who needs elections when we have Central Casting?

Obama was right out of upper-middle-class, liberal white guilt central casting: charismatic, young, half-African, an exotic name, hard-left credentials to the left of the hackish Hillary and Bill, full of platitudinous mush about “hope and change” and “millions of green jobs,” all directly imported from the faculty lounge, where gassing the car or changing light bulbs become complex endeavors.

And so we got an inexperienced, hard-left, messianic president whose job apparently was to enjoy life, politick, play golf, hang out at Martha’s Vineyard, pick up prizes and awards, and turn the economy and foreign policy over to the Ivy League professoriate.
The Great Madness of 2004-10

Sign new petition: Charges of TREASON against BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

I have just read and signed the online petition:

"Charges of TREASON against BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA"

hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition
service, at:

www.PetitionOnline.com/wtphsa/

I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
signing yourself.

Doga?

Dumba!

Every single Democrat (including Obama) opposed raising the debt limit when George W. Bush was president

Debt Vote Flashback: Every Single Dem Voted Against Raising the Debt in 2006

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Who is Satan?

"Progressive" Islam
Kamal Saleem
Thursday, May 26, 2011

VIDEO
What is progressive Islam? Many of us know nothing about this rapidly growing religion. In this video, Kamal Saleem, a former Muslim, explains details and practices of progressive Islam. Essentially, progressive Islam is a reflection of how the Arabs lived before Islam actually existed. Kamal draws frightening parallels between the symbol of the “falling star,” or Satan, and how this symbol is exalted in the Muslim faith. Kamal also details the three levels of Jihad (political, financial, and the sword, or war), and explains the reality that the goal of Jihad is to infiltrate America, and then declare war.
Is Shariah Law Taking Over the World?
Michael J. Del Rosso
Kamal Saleem
Thursday, May 26, 2011

VIDEO
In this special video for the Oak Initiative, Kamal Saleem speaks about Shariah Law and how it is taking over the world. Shariah Law is the constitution of Islam, and dictates every move a Muslim should make throughout their life. Kamal also speaks about the three levels of Jihad, or “Holy War” – political, financial, and the sword, or war. Kamal goes into detail about many of the cruelties included in the Shariah Law, including honor killing, which claimed the lives of 6,000 women last year. Shariah Law is even being carried out in the United States, yet one would never hear about it in the media. In America, our constitution desires that we live in peace with every nation, but when you look at the doctrine of Islam, it fights this basic desire. We are enabling Shariah Law on our own land and our watch if we do not stand up for the truth.

Washington gets $200 billion a month, Social Security costs $50 billion a month, and Obama is threatening to starve Grandma?

Obama: master of the cheap shot (facts be damned): Here are the facts, as reported by MarketWatch and the Bipartisan Policy Center. You do the math:

Obama: Unneeded Income Belongs to the Government

So: how do YOU feel about this?

Property rights are the foundation of any free society. Civilization depends on it (who would spend any time or money on development, innovation, or improvements otherwise?) Your money represents your time and you have a right to what you earn. The foundation of our great country is based upon this.

Obama is a fascist, a control freak, and a tyrant...and don't you believe for a minute that he will give up his own personal wealth anytime soon like Ghandi did...

Tonight, tens of thousands of formerly middle class Americans will be sleeping in their cars, even though that is illegal in many U.S. cities...

All because of this walking piece of excrement who is illegally occupying the White House!

When will America finally have enough???

Economic despair is beginning to spread rapidly in America...

Obama has declined in popularity in the Arab world since his Cairo speech in the summer of 2009

But...he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Maybe it's the Republicans' fault!

Obama popularity falls in Arab world

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Big Brother just moved in

From Andrea Shea King at Radio Patriot:

Yesterday I posted this opening paragraph on my site:
"A growing number of citizens are taking action against the encroachment of totalitarianism here in America. GE is playing a major role in monitoring your every move while you’re INSIDE your home. How are they doing it? Ask the folks in California."
Our show producer Dave lives in Northern California and guess what he discovered attached to his home? The GE Smart Meter...

Monday, July 11, 2011

SMART METERS: BIG BROTHER HAS ARRIVED



We The Tweeple

Have you noticed that it is nearly impossible to email your Congressman these days? You have to go through web forms, enter personal information, and on and on to send an email. If you want to send a simple message, there are faster ways, and ones that the Congressmen actually read: Facebook Wall Posts and Twitter. Most of you are already familiar with Facebook Wall Posts, so we will not dwell on that, except to say that you may have to "friend" or "like" the Congressman or Senator to be able to post on their wall.

Twitter, for a lot of people, is an enigma. It is strange, has all these "#" signs and people seem to talk in code. Well, we are here to decode it for you so you can message your Congressmen and Senators directly.

First, you need a Twitter account. Go to http://twitter.com and fill out the form on the right of the page with your name, email, and password, to get an account. When you are filling out the forms, let your twitter id be public rather than private. This is important, because when you do tweet your Congressman and Senators, your tweets will be available for the world to see. If people search for your Congressman, they will see how many people are telling them what they want to happen in government. If you want to have a private account for family and friends, then set up a different account for that purpose.

So now I have an account, but what is a "tweet" anyway? Well, it is a small snippet of information that is only 140 characters or less. So, it has to be a short sentence of thought. It seems crazy that people can communicate in such small pieces of information but it really works. It is similar to sending text messages from your phone. However, rather than sending them to one particular person privately, you are allowing the world to see them.

When you jump into Twitter, it is like jumping into a stream or river of information. There is a lot of noise flowing around you and, if you listen hard, you can hear a particular noise or pattern of noise. Just like if you are in the woods by a river, if you listen hard, you might notice there is a deer nearby, drinking from the river.

To "hear" a particular sound on Twitter, people use "hashtags," which are words with the pound symbol before them. Here are a few examples:

#tpp - Tea Party Patriots

#toct - Top Conservatives on Twitter (which helped launch the Tea Party movement)

#sgp - Smart Girl Politics (which helped launch the Tea Party movement)

#TeaParty - generic for Tea Party followers

#stopthebleeding - Tea Party Patriots' hashtag for our Passion to Action plan this week, to get Congress to stop the out of control overspending in DC.

If you want to send a message to a particular person, like your Congressman or a Senator, you can use the @ symbol, followed by the username (with no spaces between the @ and username), to send a message directly to that person. So, if you want to tell Speaker Bohener and Senator Reid to stop the out of control spending, you would type @speakerboehner and then the message you want to send. If you want to tell Jenny Beth something directly, you would type @jennybethm and type the message to her.

Now that you understand a little about tweets, hashtags, and how to get a person's attention, let's get started tweeting. You can tweet directly through the Twitter interface or through other programs. For simplicity's sake, we will have you tweet directly through Twitter. So, go to twitter.com and you will see a spot to enter your tweet right under the words "What's Happening?" We want to focus on out of control federal spending this week, so that is what our tweets are going to focus on. Here are some examples you can type:

@mikeross It's time to #stopthebleeding. Cut spending now. No debt increase. No tax increase. It's the spending, stupid. #stopthebleeding. Time for emergency action. #stopthebleeding cut the spending now. Vote no on debt increase.

@PresidentObama eat YOUR peas - #stopthebleeding and cut the spending. Quit spending our future away.Doctors know first thing for trauma patients is to #stopthebleeding. Congress it is time to cut spending now. Vote no on debt increase and no on tax increase.

No more pledges. No more promises. Get your act together now. Cut the spending #stopthebleeding.

@PresidentObama It is not time to rip off the band-aid. It IS time #stopthebleeding. Quit putting America in the red and #stopthebleeding. How to bring jobs back: #stopthebleeding - cut spending.

That is all you have to do to tweet. If you want to go a step further and follow conversations, we are going to show you with the simplest tools. Go to: http://search.twitter.com and search for #stopthebleeding and press Search. Next, you can see all the tweets that have used #stopthebleeding. You can reply to people or simply retweet their posts. Replying is like talking to them. Retweet is like saying you like what they said and want others to see it.

To reply, use the @ symbol again or click the Reply button below the tweet you like. A box will come up that you can use to type your reply message in. Type what you want to say and press Tweet. To "retweet" or repeat what someone else has said, you will use the abbreviation RT (for retweet). You can type RT and copy and paste everything that was said or you can simply press the Retweet button below the tweet you like. After clicking that button, you press Retweet.

So, that is how you get started. Let's make sure Congress knows we want them to #stopthebleeding NOW.

If you want more information about how to use Twitter, you can read Jenny Beth Martin's Twitter for Dummies Part 1 and Part 2.

jenuinejen.com/2008/04/29/twitter-for-dummies/

jenuinejen.com/2008/05/28/twitter-for-dummies-part-2/

Here is a suggested list of Tweeple to get you started following people on Twitter:

@TPPatriots

@JennyBethM

@SpeakerBoehner

@PresidentObama

@SenatorReid

@JohnBoehner

@LiberTBelle

Check www.teapartypatriots.org every day this week for new action items. And thank you. It is your efforts that will make the difference between hope and despair; success and failure. Go get 'em Patriots!

Obama lied about his own mother...for political gain

Why does this not surprise me?

Fresh doubt cast on Obama's health care story

And another thing. Remember when the heroic and tragic Obama suddenly left the campaign trail to be by his dying grandma's side? You just have to wonder what the REAL reason was...since he didn't spend hardly any time with her when he was on a relaxed vacation in Hawaii the previous August...

Barack's Contrived Hawaii Trip
Remember Barack’s August vacation? Yeah, he cared so much about Granny that he saw her only for an hour and did not take Michelle and the girls to visit the woman who he credits with helping raise him. Pretty odd behavior.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Dodd-Frank Act is a roadblock to our nation’s recovery

When you add the mountain of new rules required by Dodd-Frank to those of Obamacare, plus the threat of higher taxes caused by Washington’s spending spree, you get an astounding level of apprehension and plunging confidence for employers and their customers. You get uneasiness among banks that flows down to businesses and consumers in the form of tight credit.

The disastrous consequences for our economy are very real. . .

While Dodd-Frank does all this to harm our economy, it unfortunately fails to even address the biggest cause of the financial crisis: the government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that fueled the riot of imprudent lending that knocked our economy down to its knees.
Dodd-Frank blocks road to recovery

How Obama Will Execute Gun Control

Posted by Ann Barnhardt - July 9, AD 2011 12:21 PM MST
http://www.barnhardt.biz

About 15 bajillion people have sent me THIS LINK about the Obama regime getting ready to drop hard-core gun control via executive fiat.

I think I know how the Obama regime is eventually going to go about gun control - and this is no original thought of mine as I have heard this from serious people for years. Let's look at the Second Amendment itself:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

. . . the right of the people to keep and bear ARMS.

I think they are going to after ammunition. The legal argument will be that you can keep your guns, which is all that is legally covered by the word "ARMS", you just can't have any ammunition, and the Second Amendment does not prohibit the Federal Government from banning or outlawing ammunition in any way - or so they will argue.

It would be much simpler and easier for them to seize and nationalize ammunition manufacturers and stop the importation of ammunition than to overtly seize and nationalize gun manufacturers. Also, by cutting off the supply of ammunition, this would effectively choke off all NEW GUN SALES, because who wants to drop money on a gun if you can't get any ammo for it? This would have the effect of financially ruining gun manufacturers, who would then be primed for either takeover by the government a la GM and Chrysler, OR for a dirt-cheap acquisition by George Soros, et al.

Here is a citation from February 2009 regarding the Obama regime, moving through the State Department, floating the idea to ban the import of .50BMG, 7.62x39mm Soviet, 7.62x51mm NATO, .308 Winchester, 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington. If anyone has any updated info on this tactic, I'd love to post it here as an update.

Copy and paste this URL into your address bar:

virginiashootingsportsassociation.blogspot.com/2009/02/state-department-floating-ammo-import.html

Hey, wait...Obama already raised taxes in Obamacare!

The Wall Street Journal can barely believe that Barack Obama made $1 trillion in new taxes the cost to Republicans for raising the debt ceiling and making cuts in federal spending. Obama keeps saying that he has cut taxes, but the Journal reminds people that Obama has raised taxes, too — and in key ways that impact capital. The ObamaCare bill will raise taxes in a number of unpleasant ways, all in support of vast new federal spending and regulatory adventurism, with these just a few of the worst:
WSJ: Let’s not forget Obama’s already-imposed new taxes

Saturday, July 09, 2011

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'

Parts 1 - 3 are also available here:

Part Four: "This is a continuation of updates from this column and Sipsey Street Irregulars beginning June 20, 2011. It includes contributions from regional Gun Rights Examiners..."

This is much bigger, and much worse, than the Watergate "break in!"

Taxes and Small Business Job Creation

CATO INSTITUTE:

STATEMENT of

Chris Edwards,
Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute, Washington, DC

before the

SCommittee on Finance
United States Senate
Taxes and Small Business Job Creation

February 23, 2010
Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today on taxes and small business job creation.

Numerous provisions affect the tax climate for small businesses, including payroll taxes, capital gains taxes, and the treatment of capital investment. But I will focus on marginal income tax rates because that's where there seems to be the most disagreement and uncertainly about the future direction of tax policy. The Obama administration has proposed increasing the top two individual income tax rates, but that policy would likely have a negative impact on U.S. economic growth.

The administration has offered some narrow and temporary tax breaks for small business job creation, but that is not a promising approach for tax policy. Instead, Congress should focus on creating a simple, neutral, and pro-growth tax structure for all American businesses, large and small. After all, there is no strict separation of large and small businesses in the tax code. Many businesses that report their profits on individual returns are medium and larger businesses.

New jobs are created by fast-growing businesses, whether small or large. A new job at a multinational computer chip maker is certainly as valuable as a new job at the corner restaurant, and probably more durable. Thus, while my remarks focus on tax policies for smaller businesses, large C corporations are also crucial to U.S. economic growth. Policymakers should consider reforms to reduce statutory tax rates on both corporate and noncorporate businesses.1

Responses to High Marginal Tax Rates

The Obama administration is proposing to raise the top two individual income tax rates from 33 and 35 percent to 36 and 39.6 percent, respectively, in 2011. That would likely harm investment, job creation, and growth. Higher marginal tax rates reduce incentives for productive activities, such as working and expanding businesses, and they increase incentives for unproductive activities, such as tax avoidance and evasion.

If income tax rates rise next year, we may not perceive large negative effects right away, but changes in marginal tax rates do affect behavior over the long term. Some high-income workers would decide to work fewer hours and retire a bit earlier. Some spouses in two-earner families would decide to stay out of the workforce. Some angel investors would have less cash to invest in start-up ventures. And some small businesses would decide not to buy new equipment or hire new workers.

How large are the behavioral responses to marginal income tax rate changes? Many empirical studies have found that reported income is quite responsive to the top income tax rates. In a 2009 paper, for example, economists Emmanuel Saez, Joel Slemrod, and Seth Giertz noted that the share of income "received by the top 1 percent of income recipients started to increase precisely after 1981 when marginal tax rates started to decline. The timing of the jump in the share of top incomes from 1986 to 1988 corresponds exactly to the sharp drop in the weighted average marginal tax rates from 45 percent to 29 percent after the Tax Reform Act of 1986. [This] provides circumstantial but quite compelling evidence that high incomes are indeed responsive to marginal tax rates."2

A typical finding is that a tax rate increase that reduces the after-tax share on additional income by 10 percent results in shrinking reported income by about 4 percent.3 For higher earners, empirical studies usually find substantially larger behavioral responses.4 That's because higher-income taxpayers typically have more flexibility on their working decisions and they have greater shares of financial and business income, which are more responsive and mobile than labor income.

A side-effect of these behavioral responses is that governments raise less money than they expect from tax rate increases, particularly at the top end. If Congress raised the top income tax rate from 35 to 39.6 percent, the government would gain 4.6 percentage points on the money in the top bracket. But reported income would fall modestly, and that fall would offset a substantial portion of the revenue gain. In a recent paper, economist Robert Carroll summarized Treasury estimates that modeled changes in the top two income tax rates.5 The results suggest that raising the top two rates would cause reported income of affected taxpayers to fall three percent, which would be enough to offset about 40 percent of the expected static revenue gain.

When considering raising tax rates at the top end, Congress needs to think carefully about who would be hit. Today's highest-earners are generally not passive inheritors of wealth, but are usually self-made and entrepreneurial.6 Business ownership and current earnings are the main sources of wealth for the richest individuals, while inheritances account for less than one-fifth of the assets of the richest people and that share has been declining.7 As economist Glenn Hubbard noted, "when you look at data, you see that people who are rich almost entirely are rich because of entrepreneurial risk taking,"8

Many with high incomes are angel investors, who help to fuel small business expansion. There are at least 300,000 angel investors in the United States, who are often wealthy individuals and have been entrepreneurs themselves.9 They provide an important source of financing for fast-growing small businesses. If their taxes go up, they will have less money and fewer incentives to invest, while perhaps parking more of their funds in tax-free municipal bonds.

In sum, trying to raise revenue by increasing the top income tax rates is a perverse budget strategy. It would hit some of the most talented people in the economy. Since high earners generally have the largest behavioral responses to taxes, the deadweight losses (or costs of inefficiency) of such tax changes would be quite large.10 And since deadweight losses rise more than proportionally as marginal tax rates rise, raising the top rates would be very counterproductive.11
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Friday, July 08, 2011

40 Facts That Prove The Working Class Is Being Systematically Wiped Out

Take a few moments to read over the facts compiled below. Taken together, they provide compelling evidence that the working class is being systematically wiped out....

The $50,000 Orgasm

On Feb. 21, the 600 Northwestern University students enrolled in the popular Human Sexuality course taught by professor John Michael Bailey were told that if they wished to stay after class -- it was clearly made optional -- they would see a live demonstration of female ejaculation, the subject of that day's class. A naked young woman (not a student) would demonstrate a "f---saw" and come to orgasm in front of the students. About 120 students stayed. . .
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Boston University: "Global surface temperatures did not rise between 1998 and 2008."

So much for the global warming scam: Think It's Getting Hotter? Think Again

CIA: United States ranks last (#191) for this...

The United States ranks last among all nations in the world when it comes to its current account balance...

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Why Muslims and anti-Semites will all die of cancer...

...because they WILL NOT acknowledge that the Jews have a monumental Cancer cell breakthrough reported by Hebrew U.

Unraveling the Obama regime

There are two situations in play for the Obama administration that involve serious legal questions and one of them could seriously unravel the viability of Obama's presidency.

First:
During Kagan’s confirmation process, the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee asked her a series of written questions about her involvement in the health-care issue. One question inquired whether she had ever been “asked about your opinion regarding the underlying legal or constitutional issues related to any proposed health care legislation … or the underlying legal or constitutional issues related to potential litigation resulting from such legislation.” Another question asked her whether she had “ever offered any views or comments” on the same subjects.

Kagan answered both questions: “No.”

In his letter to Attorney General Holder, Judiciary Chairman Smith said: “Yet, documents released by the Department of Justice in response to Freedom of Information Act requests raise questions about that unequivocal denial.”
Judiciary Committee Launches Probe of Kagan’s Involvement in Obamacare

Second:
For those coming in late: Issa and Grassley are investigating the horrifically botched Fast & Furious program that Justice/BATFE had put together, starting in late 2009.
Fast and Furious update: Ken Melson’s secret testimony.

See yesterday's post on this...

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Why Mitt Romney will be the most dangerous American president since Barack Hussein Obama

The late-breaking news for the man who would be America’s next president is that we already have sharia law being applied in U.S. courts.

shariahinamericancourts.com
The Center for Security Policy’s report, Shariah Law and American State Courts: An Assessment of State Appellate Court Cases evaluates 50 Appellate Court cases from 23 states that involve conflicts between Shariah (Islamic law) and American state law.

These cases are the stories of Muslim American families, mostly Muslim women and children, who were asking American courts to preserve their rights to equal protection and due process. These families came to America for freedom from the discriminatory and cruel laws of Shariah. When our courts then apply Shariah law in the lives of these families, and deny them equal protection, they are betraying the principles on which America was founded.

The study’s findings suggest that Shariah law has entered into state court decisions, in conflict with the Constitution and state public policy. Some commentators have said there are no more than one or two cases of Shariah law in U.S. state court cases; yet we found 50 significant cases just from the small sample of appellate published cases.

Others have asserted with certainty that state court judges will always reject any foreign law, including Shariah law, when it conflicts with the Constitution or state public policy; yet we found 15 Trial Court cases, and 12 Appellate Court cases, where Shariah was found to be applicable in these particular cases. The facts are the facts: some judges are making decisions deferring to Shariah law even when those decisions conflict with Constitutional protections.

Shariah Law and American State Courts: An Assessment of State Appellate Court Cases includes summaries of several cases in which the court’s application of Shariah law appears to be in direct conflict with Constitutional liberties and the public policies of the state.

Operation Fast & Furious: secret testimony on July 4th reveals cover-up!

In a blockbuster development in the Operation Fast & Furious gun-running scandal, Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson secretly testified before House and Senate investigators on July 4 with his own personal lawyer present, former United States Attorney Richard Cullen, without the knowledge of the ATF or the Department of Justice.
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Is it finally all unraveling for the Obama and Holder?

A mob of black youths attacked, beat, kicked, robbed and stomped on a group of whites watching fireworks in Milwaukee.

“Oh, White Girl Bleeds a Lot” …Black Youth Mob Attacks & Stomps On Group of Whites in Milwaukee

Why is this now happening after Obama became President?

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

List of U.S. churches that have embraced evil

List of Islam Cuddling Churches:

Anchorage First Christian Anchorage AK
University Presbyterian Church Tuscaloosa AL
Quapaw Quarter UMC Little Rock AR
Federated Community Church Flagstaff AZ
First UMC Phoenix Phoenix AZ
All Saints Cathedral Pasadena CA
First United Lutheran, San Francisco CA
Light of ChristEcumenical Catholic Church Longmont CO
Park Hill Congregational Denver CO
Union Congregational Nucla CO
Temple Micah Denver CO
Riverfront Family Church Hartford CT
The National Cathedral Washington DC
Seekers Church Washington DC
North American Old Catholic Church Washington DC
National City Christian Church Washington DC
New Ark United Church of Christ Newark DE
Faith United Church of Christ Clearwater FL
Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola Pensacola FL
United Church of Christ at The Villages The Villages FL
Virginia Highland Church Atlanta GA
Decatur United Church of Christ Decatur GA
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist College Park GA
St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church Honolulu HI
Church of the Epiphany Honolulu HI
Cathedral of St. Andrew, the Episcopal Diocese of HI Honolulu HI
Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation Ames IA
Congregational United Church of Christ Iowa City IA
Urbandale UCC Church Urbndale IA
Hillview United Methodist Boise ID
Boise First United Methodist Church, Cathedral of the Rockies Boise ID
First United of Oak Park Chicago IL
St Thomas Mission Chicago IL
The Chicago Temple First UMC Chicago IL
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne Fort Wayne IN
Northminster Baptist Church Monroe LA
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst Amherst MA
Grace Episcopal Amherst MA
Church of Our Savior Arlington MA
St Paul’s Cathedral Boston MA
Old Cambridge Baptist Church Cambridge MA
Hadwen Park Congregational Church Worcester MA
Veritas United Church of Christ Hagerstown MD
Trinity United Methodist Mountain Grove MO
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Ely MN
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Democratic talking points contradict empirical evidence

The current controversy over whether to deal with our massive national debt by cutting spending, or whether instead to raise tax rates on "the rich," is a classic example of talking points versus reality.

Most of those who favor simply raising tax rates on "the rich" -- or who say that we cannot afford to allow the Bush "tax cuts for the rich" to continue -- show not the slightest interest in the history of what has actually happened when tax rates were raised to high levels on "the rich," as compared to what has actually happened when there have been "tax cuts for the rich."

As far as such people are concerned, those questions have already been settled by their talking points. Why confuse the issue by digging into empirical evidence about what has actually happened when one policy or the other was followed?
Politics Versus Reality

Monday, July 04, 2011

ENEMIES OF THE STATE: HILLARY CLINTON MUST RESIGN

Mother of Secretary of State's Closest Adviser is an Official Member of Muslim Brotherhood; Brother Tied to al-Qaeda Godfather!

Maybe....

...maybe Obama was just lucky enough to have a benefactor that many of us would have envied… a rich guy who spills more than $100,000 before breakfast each day and who just wanted to see him get a college education.

And maybe the White House Personnel Office just happened to stumble across an eager young Muslim university student and, in the interest of greater international understanding, decided to give her an inside look at how our government operates.

And maybe this young woman proved to be such an asset that the First Lady of the United States decided to keep her on through her White House years and into her years as Secretary of State, where she is privy to some of our most closely-guarded national secrets.

All of these things are possible… but not likely. More than likely, Barack Obama, the Abedins, Anthony Weiner, the Clintons, Khalid al-Mansour, and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a mixture of Christians, Jews, and Muslims, are all in one way or another joined at the hip.

Like Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Bill Ayers, and Bernadine Dorhn, they are all members of Barack Obama’s extended political “family,” all willing to see Israel “tossed under the bus.”
Obama And “Family”

How the New World Order is infiltrating our cities, states, and nation

If you do not know about:
  1. U.N. Agenda 21

  2. I.C.L.E.I.

  3. Project 60
... then you MUST watch THIS VIDEO

2012 = Our constitution vs. the New World Order. Where do our candidates stand on this? (Huntsman is a globalist...)

Diane Silverman
Garland County Tea Party
Arkansas

The Philosophical Meaning and Greatness of the Declaration of Independence

Why the Declaration of Independence is the greatest and most important political document in human history.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Do This for 10 Minutes on the Fourth of July

If you would like to add a very short, symoblic tribute to our wonderful country during your 4th of July celebrations, Dennis Prager has the perfect "ritual" for you (and I think it would be so important for your children to do this every year)!

As for me, I just completed one of my rituals and that is going through the links I've collected (starting the day after Obama won the stupid vote in America) on the right panel of this blog entitled "Join The Second American Revolution!"

There are some amazing people in this country who are doing some amazing things to try and help save our country--please check them out because you are bound to find one or more that are perfect for you to get involved with--and also some especially perfect for our young people.

Happy 4th and God Bless America.

PS: Don't be offended by my reference to the "stupid vote" -- we had friends that literally started waving their arms around and yelling out "La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la" rather than listen to us explain what we found out about Obama through MANY HOURS of tedious research from people like Stanley Kurtz (too many excellent resources to mention at this point, actually--but I blogged about all of them over the years). This was both before and after Obama's election. Most of these people don't have clue about the damage he's been doing these last several years and they still don't want to know.

Now THAT, my friends, is stupid...and dangerous.

Doug McIntyre: Don't take freedom in America for granted
A new Harvard University study claims that the Fourth of July has become a "Right Wing celebration." David Yangizawa-Drott of the Kennedy School of Government and Andreas Madestam of Milan, Italy's Bocconi University claim "The political right has been more successful in appropriating American patriotism and its symbols during the 20th century.

The learned professors have it wrong. The political right didn't "appropriate" American patriotism as much as the political left abandoned it.

A residual tragedy of the 1960s was the taint of ideology on patriotism.

"America, love it or leave it!" bumper stickers alienated the anti-Vietnam War/pro-civil rights left, just as protesters burning our flag disgusted the Greatest Generation who had fought and died for that flag.

We have disrespected our flag in a thousand ways. We removed it from our front porches and town squares only to wear it as a bikini top, jock strap or do-rag, or allow hack politicians to wrap themselves in it to pander for votes.

The Harvard study says, "Republican adults celebrate (the) Fourth of July more intensively."

It wasn't always like this. While we've always fought among ourselves over policy and power, we took for granted our mutual love of country.

Last week our national anthem was booed at the Rose Bowl. . .


Finally a national organization has recognized the crime being committed by Obama and his administration!

TEA PARTY NATION

NOTE: Tea Party Express and Tea Party Patriots have not yet taken a stand on ObamaFraudGate yet!

Slamming the rich by contending that they should pay more in taxes to equalize income is the sin of envy...

...Envy is not the same as jealousy or covetousness. The covetous person says, “I wish I had what he has, and I’m miserable that I don’t have it.” Envy is quantitatively different. “I’d like to have what he has, but I know I can never get it. Nobody should be allowed to have it or at least that much of it. I’ll work to destroy it. Maybe I can get the government to make it illegal to own or too expensive to keep.” This is why the Bible describes envy as “rottenness of the bones” (Prov. 14:30). . .

Cain was the first envier. . .

Modern-day economic theory feeds off the sin of envy. The first step is to promise the citizenry that they will get some of the largess of the rich. When that only goes so far, legislators will make it more difficult for the prosperous to remain prosperous. Obstacles will be put up to stifle their success, all in the name of equality. We’ve seen it happen before. The Communists had to build a wall around East Berlin to keep the industrious from fleeing the politics of envy.
Why Some People Want to Stick it to the Rich

WAR DOG II

The legend of the bin Laden hunter continues...
The dog that started it all has been identified -- or so we think. The canine member of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 that took down Osama bin Laden -- a Belgian Malinois who answers to the name of Cairo -- reportedly met with President Barack Obama behind closed doors last week. But even as that burning question now appears to have been answered, the excitement over war dogs abounds. Speculation and rumors have been flying, from titanium teeth to canine parachute jumps to just how a dog might've brought down bin Laden. Here's some more war-dog fodder to chew on.
And, did you know: "The first U.S. dog to take a "military parachute free fall" was Pal, a 46-pound German shepherd, in 1969."