Students at Lincoln Memorial Told to Stop Singing National Anthem

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August 9, 2010

A group of high school students attending a conservative leadership conference in Washington, D.C. said they were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the national anthem during a June 25 visit to the Lincoln Memorial.

“They told them to stop singing,” said Evan Gassman, a spokesman for the Young America’s Foundation. “I was taken aback. You wouldn’t expect a display of national patriotism to be censored.”

U.S. Park Police confirmed that the students were in violation of federal law and their impromptu performance constituted a demonstration in an area that must remain “completely content neutral.”

“The area they were standing in and singing is an area that is restricted for this type of activity,” said Sgt. David Schlosser. “The United States Park Police is absolutely content-neutral when it comes to any sort of demonstrations in these areas.”

Schlosser explained that performances, regardless of content, are banned to “maintain a contemplative and reverent area for the Lincoln Memorial, for the other guests and visitors.”

The incident occurred on June 25 as students were taking a monument tour of the nation’s capital. The decision to sing the national anthem at the memorial was a spur of the moment event, according to Shawn Balcomb, of Richmond Hill, GA.

“We got maybe two lines in and a police officer came over and he was yelling,” Balcomb said in a telephone interview. “He quieted us down.” Balcomb, 17, said the officer told the group they were being too loud. “I was dumbfounded,” he said.

“I didn’t realize there was something wrong with singing the national anthem.”

Schlosser said the students would have been in compliance had they moved approximately 25 steps from where they were standing.

“It’s not the content of their activity – that being the national anthem – it’s the location,” he said. “A couple steps and it would have been no problem whatsoever.”

Instead of doing as they were instructed, Gassman said the students resumed the song – an impromptu form of civil disobedience.

“If their idea of civil disobedience is singing the national anthem, then so be it,” Gassman said. “Let them disobey.”

YAF posted video reportedly shot just after the alleged encounter with the security officer. It shows students loudly singing the anthem.

“That’s the most offensive thing out of all this,” he said.

“They really did not provide the students a reason,” said Gassman. Balcomb, who is a high school senior, said they didn’t intend on creating a ruckus – they just wanted to show their patriotism.

“It’s not like we sounded great or anything,” he said.

“We just wanted to pay respect to our nation – in our capital.”

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Students attending Young America’s Foundation’s National Conservative High School Leadership Conference visited Washington, DC this summer and were told by a security officer that they could not sing the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial.

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“Content neutral”……the NATIONAL ANTHEM of AMERICA?

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NOT RACIST.

NOT VIOLENT.

JUST SILENT NO MORE.


Federal Government Helped Pay Home Air-Conditioning Bills for Federal Employees, Prisoners and More Than 11,000 Dead People

 

Another “Slush Fund” created for some States?

Or redistribution of wealth as a thank you for supporting Obama policies?

READ THE FOLLOWING AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF.

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By Matt Cover

July 6, 2010

(CNSNews.com) – According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government helped pay the home air conditioning bills for more than 11,000 dead people, 1,100 federal employees, and 725 convicts in fiscal year 2009.
 
The payments were made by a $5 billion program known as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is designed to provide federal assistance, administered by the states, to help people pay the energy bills to heat their homes in the winter and cool them in the summer. The funds are disbursed by the Department of Health and Human Services and are distributed based on a formula that takes into account a state’s weather and the size of its low-income population.
 
The GAO examined the LIHEAP programs in seven states: Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, New York, Illinois, Michigan, and New Jersey.  The agency found evidence of fraud in each state.
 
“Our analysis of LIHEAP data revealed that the program is at risk of fraud and providing improper benefits in all seven of our selected states,” reported the GAO.  “About 260,000 applications–9 percent of households receiving benefits in the selected states–contained invalid identity information, such as Social Security numbers, names, or dates of birth.”
 
Most glaring among the problems the GAO found were the pervasive payment of LIHEAP benefits to dead people, some of whom, records show, had been dead for quite a long time.
 
“The identities of over 11,000 deceased individuals were used as applicants or household members for LIHEAP benefits,” reads the GAO report. “Our analysis matching LIHEAP data to the SSA’s death master file found these individuals were deceased before the LIHEAP application date.”  (SSA is the acronym for the Social Security Administration.) 
 

Continue reading here……..

 

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“The funds are disbursed by the Department of Health and Human Services”

Will Czarina Kathleen Sebileus look into this?

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Registering dead people to vote…..

Dead people getting government assistance for heating and cooling bills……

 

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Is ACORN involved here?

 

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NOT RACIST.

NOT VIOLENT.

JUST NO LONGER SILENT.

 

 

 

 

Sen. Harry Reid and his Campaign: If you Can’t Win on Merit……..

 

First this:

Senator Harry Reid’s Campaign Forced to Take Down Deceptive Website

July 5, 2010

Reno, NV – Today U.S. Senator Harry Reid’s campaign was forced to take down a website that falsely represented itself as Sharron Angle’s campaign website and attempted to deceive Angle supporters into giving their personal information to the Reid campaign. Reid’s campaign received a Cease and Desist Notice complaining of “nefarious actions,” including the abuses of proprietary materials from the Angle campaign website and for potentially violating the privacy of supporters who may have been submitting personal information to be used for U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle’s campaign.

According to a letter from the Angle campaign’s lawyer, “… these activities violate a number of federal statutes regarding the internet and your client has clearly misappropriated my client’s copyrighted materials. In addition it appears that the only interactive function on the fake site is the capturing of names of persons seeking to add their names and email addresses as supporters of Sharron Angle.”

Angle spokesman Jerry Stacy said that Reid’s campaign responded immediately by removing the site. “Make no mistake, the Reid campaign was forced to take this site down because they were breaking several laws and trying to deceive the voters,” Stacy said. “You’re going to see a lot of dirty tricks like that from Reid’s campaign.”

Continue reading here…….

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ADD THIS:

Former Chicago Machine Player Issues Warning to Sharron Angle Campaign

July 6, 2010

By Lee Cary

What follows is a non-verbatim account of an interview with Mr. X. His exact language is in quotes. Mr. X was deeply involved in Chicago Machine politics for many years. He has intimate knowledge of those responsible for manipulating the Cook County electoral process toward the outcome intended by the Machine. He eventually went undercover for the FBI and testified in trials that resulted in multiple convictions. He now lives outside Illinois. Mr. X has reason to believe that Nevada GOP Senatorial Candidate Sharron Angle, who is running against Sen. Harry Reid, will face a level of corrupt electioneering practices equal to what he witnessed for many years in Chicago. This is his warning to the Angle Campaign.

 
The first thing the Angle Campaign has to do is scrub the voter registration list and get the dead people, the people who have moved away from Nevada, and the other fictitious voters off the list.
 

“There are thousands of them there.”

 
In the 2008 election, ACORN’s Las Vegas office got raided by the police in early October.  Its people were charged with 26 counts of voter fraud and 13 counts for compensating those who were registering voters; they’re felony charges.  In August 2009, a Nevada director for ACORN pled guilty to conspiracy to compensate workers for registering of voters.  
 
Just because ACORN was busted in Las Vegas doesn’t mean that voter fraud is over there.  In fact it’s the opposite. To think otherwise is “crazy.”
 

“And I’m sure there are plenty of groups out there who will take money to register phony voters.”

 
Angle’s supporters have to find the phony names on the voter registration list. There’ll be thousands of them, many of whom will be voting by absentee ballot.
 

“In Chicago in every election there are many absentee ballots and a lot of them are sent in by Precinct Captains, or by someone associated with the campaign.”

 
Next, on Election Day, the Angle Campaign will need an army of trained poll watchers.
 

“In Chicago, the Precinct Captains watch to see who votes and who doesn’t. Then, at the end of the day, others will cast votes for those who haven’t shown up to vote, all under the direction of the Precinct Captain. If the actual voter shows up later, they’re given someone else’s card. The Republican poll watchers don’t stop this. Hell, most of them are actually Democrats.”

 

Excerpted; Continue reading here……..

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Obama Stumped for Harry Reid in February 2010:

Excerpt:

The Nevada appearance was billed as focusing on the economy but turned into an extended campaign plug for Reid, seen as one of nation’s most vulnerable incumbents in the November elections. Reid introduced Obama and then sat behind him, basking in each applause line.
 
Obama wrapped his arms around Reid at the start of the event and embraced his work throughout. The president rarely missed a chance – on the economic stimulus plan, on health care, on the effort to regulate big banks – to put himself and Reid in the same sentence.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/61651

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Harry Reid has been in Congress for 27 YEARS.

House of Representatives: 1983- 1987

Senate: Elected 1986 Up for ANOTHER six year term in 2010

ANYONE FOR TERM LIMITS FOR CONGRESS?

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NOT RACIST.

NOT VIOLENT.

JUST NO LONGER SILENT.

WHY is Government Motors Involved in an IPO for GM in August? + Jeffrey Immelt and Obama

 

First, read this:

GM Plans to File for IPO in Mid-August

 

http://www.moneynews.com/StreetTalk/GM-IPO-August-initial/2010/07/02/id/363721

***The Treasury Dept. to sell shares of GM** to go towards debt and fund PENSIONS for GM…..another gotcha FOR the UNIONS?

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Then THIS:

“Fake” Disdain by Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric who just so HAPPENS to sit on Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board AS WELL AS the Federal Reserve of New York? **More of a poke in the eye to China?***

GE CEO Hits Out at Obama and China

July 2, 2010

By: Dan Weil

General Electric Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt reportedly had harsh words for President Barack Obama and China in remarks at a recent dinner with Italian executives.

The president is anti-business, and China is hostile to big foreign companies like GE, he said, according to the Financial Times.

It’s very rare for the CEO of a major company to make such remarks. GE claims the FT took them out of context.

As for Obama, Immelt complained that the White House has sought too much regulation in response to the financial crisis and that its policies endanger the “tepid” U.S. recovery.

“People are in a really bad mood (in the United States),” he said.

“We are a pathetic exporter. We have to become an industrial powerhouse again, but you don’t do this when government and entrepreneurs are not in synch.”

Business doesn’t like the president, and he feels the same way about business, Immelt said. He contrasted Obama’s attitude to that of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who defends German industry, Immelt said.

He also went after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, saying that while Bernanke pledges to keep interest rates at zero as long as necessary, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet “worries about inflation every day.”

As for China, Immelt said its adversarial attitude toward foreign companies is making GE look elsewhere.

“I really worry about China,” he said. “I am not sure that in the end they want any of us to win, or any of us to be successful.”

GE faces its toughest business conditions there in 25 years, Immelt said.

“China and India remain important for GE but I am thinking about what is next,” he said, citing “most interesting resource-rich countries” in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Indonesia.

Read entire article HERE……

***NOTE HERE: Obama has ties to George Soros.  Soros invests in Africa (Nigeria), Latin America (Petrobras), Indonesia (Asian markets), etc.****  Remember Obama is a TACTICIAN. 

Obama promises $2 BILLION to Brazil (Petrobras) for oil exploration but puts a moratorium on drilling for American oil?

Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric connection map:

***Relationship map credited to Muckety maps    http://www.muckety.com/  ***

Other current General Electric Company relationships:

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP – lobby firm
Angus & Nickerson – lobby firm
Ashworth Group – lobby firm
Bingham McCutchen LLP – lobby firm
BKSH & Associates – lobby firm
Breaux-Lott Leadership Group – lobby firm
Capitol Tax Partners LLP – lobby firm
Clark & Wamberg LLC – lobby firm
Clark & Weinstock, Inc. – lobby firm
Cormac Group – lobby firm
Edelman Public Relations – client
Financial Assurance Holdings, Inc. – subsidiary
Financial Services Roundtable – member company
Fontheim International LLC – lobby firm
GE – Aviation – division
GE Aviation Systems – subsidiary
GE Enterprise Solutions – division
GE Healthcare – business unit
GE Security, Inc. – subsidiary
GE Supply Company – division
General Electric Canada – subsidiary
General Electric Company PAC – PAC
General Electric Transportation – unit
Gephardt Group – lobby firm
Hogan Lovells – lobby firm
Hunton & Williams – lobby firm
LHD & Associates – lobby firm
Michael N. Matton and Associates – lobby firm
NBC Universal Inc. – majority owner
Nickles Group – lobby firm
Podesta Group – lobby firm
Raben Group – lobby firm
RCA Corporation – acquirer
Robison International, Inc. – lobby firm
Security Capital Group – acquirer
Sidley Austin LLP – lobby firm
Sullivan & Cromwell – lobby firm
Tassey & Associates – lobby firm
TCH Group, LLC – lobby firm
Universal Studios – subsidiary
U.S. Climate Action Partnership - member
U.S. Department of Defense – contractor
U.S. Department of Energy – contractor
U.S. Navy – contractor
Washington Council Ernst & Young – lobby firm

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GE

Contracts, grants and loans from 2009 stimulus spending:

 
$41,910 from Indian Health Service
 
$48,000 from Indian Health Service
 
$395,164 from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 
$8,750,000 from Naval Air Systems Command
 
$246,780 from National Institutes of Health
 
$84,962 from Department of Veterans Affairs
 
$2,000,000 from U.S. Department of Defense
 
$6,527,544 from U.S. Department of Energy
 
$999,955 from U.S. Department of Justice
 
$2,271,319 from National Institutes of Health
 
$4,162,448 from U.S. Department of Defense
 
$3,913,000 from U.S. Air Force
 
$500,000 from U.S Navy
 

Source: Recovery.gov

http://www.muckety.com/General-Electric-Company/5000769.muckety

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Then this HOLIDAY weekend, when Obama thought YOU weren’t paying attention states:

Obama announces plan to spend billions on creating a few thousand solar energy jobs

July 3, 2010

In his weekly address to the nation, President Obama today announced that — in the name of bringing “jobs back to the country” — the Department of Energy has awarded $2 billion dollars to two energy companies.

Abengoa Solar and Abound Solar Manufacturing will use the money to create some of the world’s most advanced and largest solar panels and plants, the president said.

In all, though, the billions are expected to buy just 5,000 jobs, meaning that each position will likely end up costing the federal government upwards of $392,000 per job. Of those 5,000 jobs, the majority are expected to be temporary positions in fields like construction.

Observers — including blogger Ed Morrissey — have pointed out that, even if the employees were taxed heavily and their jobs generated significant tax revenue, the president’s initiative would likely not pay for itself for over fifty years.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/03/obama-announces-plan-to-spend-billions-on-creating-a-few-thousand-solar-energy-jobs/#ixzz0soLLWOED

***To wrap your head around the amount of money: TWO BILLION looks like this…$ 2,000,000,000.00***

A Billion here…..a Billion there……as long as it doesn’t come out of Obama’s, Immelt’s or Soros’ pocket……right?

 

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Unemployment rate at 9.5%, BUT if you figure in those that have expended Unemployment benefits and those that have GIVEN UP looking for work…….is the Unployment rate really closer to 12%? 15%?

WHO has benefitted from the Recovery package?  FEDERAL Employees……GAINED 19% employment.

Now Obama wants to grant illegal immigrants, basically amnesty, for breaking US laws…… to intensify Americans losing jobs they need for their own families.

Do any of YOU see a problem with all of this?

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“Had Enough” of the Obama policies and agenda?

November 2010 and 2012 are coming…….Choose wisely.

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NOT RACIST.

NOT VIOLENT.

JUST NO LONGER SILENT.

 

The 4th of July and the Progressive Overreach

 

From AmericanThinker.com

By Steve McCann

July 4, 2010

On this 4th of July, 2010, when the future of the United States appears to be in serious jeopardy, it should be noted that sometimes in the history of a nation, what appears to be an event that could lead to long-term disaster may, in fact, be its long-term salvation. A case in point: the election of Barack Obama as president and the Democrats in full control of the Congress. To be sure, the far-left domination of government is not a situation to be wished for, but in a perverse way, it was necessary.

Over the past fifty years, regardless of who was in the White House or in charge of Congress, no one has been able to halt the incessant spread of Progressivism in our institutions and the concurrent uncontrolled spending and growth of government. When a president as accomplished as Ronald Reagan was unable to do so, no future Republican president or Congress, short of a major national catastrophe, could ever fully turn back this tide, as they could not overcome the apathy of the people and the hostility of the media, academia, the entertainment establishment, and federal bureaucracies.

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Today, thanks to a confluence of two factors, the opportunity exists to reverse the course the United States has been on and change the political power structure in the country. 

The first: the emergence of alternative news sources that has broken the stranglehold on the dissemination of news by the traditional outlets dominated by the left. 

The second:  The election of a president steeped in socialist/Marxist ideology and a Congress controlled by the Progressive element of the Democratic Party.

A trait common to those on the far left is an inability to have any humility; there is an intense conviction of superiority, both intellectually and in their capability to rule the masses. The true believers are incapable of hiding their philosophy and, once elected, are convinced that nearly everyone does or should share their dedication to the power of a central government. Those who do not conform will be demonized. These extremists will move heaven and earth to achieve their ends, regardless of any long-term consequences, and they cannot avoid shouting from the rooftops what they are doing as tribute to themselves.

The general public has now been exposed to the following:

  
1) The current regime’s uncontrolled spending policies and willingness to triple the national debt within nine years have laid bare the actual and unvarnished state of the country’s debt and its potential financial future (further revealed by the pending bankruptcy of nations such as Greece). 

2) The once-mainstream media’s willingness to lose all credibility with the vast majority of the public with its not-so-subtle cheerleading for their preferred politicians. 

3) The Democratic Party, at one time the self-declared defender of the little guy and now captive to Progressive ideology, has openly declared war on small business and capitalism. 

4) The current majority of the members of Congress has been unmasked as politicians incapable of reading bills, indifferent to voters, and fully in the pockets of liberal special interest groups.

5) President Obama and Congress intentionally used lies and deception to pass an unwanted health care reform bill in a not-so-subtle attempt to control the day-to-day lives of the American people. The use of bribery and intimidation to pass legislation or regulations was on stage for all to see.

6) To the current ruling class, slavish adherence to ideology trumps the needs and best interest of the people of the United States.

Not only are the readers of conservative websites, viewers of Fox News, and the listeners to talk radio aware of these factors, but with the backdrop of unfettered spending, the high jobless rates, and the potential for national bankruptcy, more and more of the general public has become aware of the radical nature of the present government, despite the efforts of them once-mainstream media.

Continue reading here………

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A List of Progressive Caucus Members Currently in the US Congress:

**Note: Although a majority of Progressives are in the House; there are THREE Senators listed too.***

http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/index.cfm?ContentID=166&ParentID=0&SectionID=4&SectionTree=4&lnk=b&ItemID=164

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About the Congressional Progressive Caucus:

The Progressive Caucus is an organization of Members of Congress founded in 1991 by newly-elected House Representative Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont), who is a self-described socialist.

In order “to bring new life to the progressive voice in U.S. politics,” the Progressive Caucus has worked closely with Progressive Challenge, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies. Progressive Challenge is a coalition through which the activities and talking points of leftist groups are synchronized and harmonized with one another, producing coordinated, mutually-reinforcing propaganda from some 200 seemingly-unconnected groups.

 

Until 1999, the Progressive Caucus website was hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America. After the press reported on this link, the connections suddenly vanished from both organizations’ websites.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6497

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An Article “outing” the Progressive Caucus from 1998:

Congress’ Red Army caucus

July 28, 1998

By Joseph Farah

There are many explanations for the failures of the 104th and 105th Congress, which came to power with promises of revolutionary change and a reversal of 40 years of bigger and more centralized government. The new leadership bears the brunt of the responsibility. After all, they were the ones who promised things would be different on their watch. They either fooled us about their intentions in the first place, or they failed miserably.

Yet, it is impossible to ignore one other important contributing factor seldom addressed by the press and pundit class.

I’m talking about the seemingly permanent cadre of hard-core leftists in Congress — people who know what they believe, know what they want and fight for it relentlessly, unlike most of the mushy-headed, unprincipled, compromise-at-any-cost, middle-of-the-road “Demorats” and “Republicons.”

Let’s call this caucus what it is — Congress’ very own Red Army. They are card-carrying members of the so-called “Progressive Caucus,’ marching the nation inevitably toward its self-proclaimed socialist ideal.

The names and faces change occasionally, but you can see a pretty current roster on the Web site of the Democratic Socialists of America. The caucus is led by avowed Socialist Rep. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, Rep. Maurice Hinchey of New York, Rep. Major Owens of New York, Rep. Nydia Velazquez of New York, Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois and Rep. Maxine Waters of California. Retired Rep. Ron Dellums was a long-time member of the executive committee and a leading DSA member. His replacement and political protege, Rep. Barbara Lee of California, proudly joins the club in his footsteps.

Unlike most members of Congress, the Progressive Caucus has a purpose, an objective, a goal. It is “organized around the principles of social and economic justice, a non-discriminatory society and national priorities which represent the interests of all people, not just the wealthy and the powerful.”

“Our purpose is to present thoughtful, practical solutions to the economic and social problems facing America,” says its statement of purpose. “Our people-based agenda extends from job creation to job training, to economic conversion, to single payer health-care reform, to adequate funding for the AIDS crisis, to environmental reform and to women’s rights. “Now that the Cold War is over, this nation’s budget and overall priorities must reflect that reality. We support further cuts in outdated and unnecessary military spending, a more progressive tax system  in which wealthy taxpayers and corporations contribute their fair share, and a substantial increase in social programs designed to meet the needs of low-and-middle-income American families. We believe that these goals fit within an overall commitment to deficit reduction.”

To the untrained ear, that may not sound very radical. In fact, I suggest the majority of members of Congress would have little objection to such a mission statement — which is how and why the Progressive Caucus is able to accomplish so much of its agenda. A politician with no principles is hardly a match for one who does — even if those principles are bad ones that lead, history shows, to loss of freedom.

Read entire article HERE…..

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 Obama’s Communists

By Alan Caruba

September 4, 2009

“Tailgunner” Joe McCarthy, a 1950s U.S. senator who lent his name to any effort to expose America’s enemies, was right.  At the height of his fame, he said the U.S. government was shot through with communists, many of whom were participating in a vast espionage effort orchestrated by the Soviets.

Though McCarthy was singularly unsuccessful in uncovering communists within the government during Eisenhower’s first term, the “Army-McCarthy” hearings, April 22 to June 17, 1954, were televised for all to see and he became one of the best known anti-communists of his day.  Were there Communists and spies for the Soviet Union?  Yes, but we would not learn more until a young senator from California, Richard M. Nixon identified Alger Hiss, a high-ranking State Department official as one.

        After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, the records that became available to historians and other scholars confirmed McCarthy’s worst fears.

        During the 1930s and 1940s, communism appealed to many Americans.  Some had soured on capitalism because of the Great Depression.  Others saw communism at work in the Soviet Union and, believing the propaganda, concluded it was a viable alternative to capitalism.  It would take a speech by Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev to draw back the curtain and reveal the horrors of living under Stalin.

        Then, as now, communists found a home in the American labor movement and among the liberal elites of the Democrat Party who saw in the New Deal the way to transform America into a socialist nation, as well as among America’s intellectuals on its college campuses.  Not much has changed.

        One of the founders of the “Weathermen” group that conducted a number of bombings in the 1960s is now a “distinguished professor” at the University of Illinois–Chicago.  Bill Ayers is also a longtime, close friend of Barack Obama.

       Sen. McCarthy was quite possibly the worst person of his era to lead the investigation of communist infiltration and Soviet espionage.  He was bombastic and a boozer.  In August 1954, a Senate committee released a report censoring him for having abused his power as a committee chairman.  He would remain in the Senate, but his days of glory were over.  His drinking increased and in May 1957 he died from acute hepatitis.

        The sad irony of McCarthy’s story is that the government was, indeed, filled with communist sympathizers, known as “fellow travelers,” and with Soviet-run spies.  The story can be found in “The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America’s Traitors” by Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel.  “Venona” was the U.S. code word given to secret Soviet spy communications.

       

Venona revealed the full extent of the spying that was occurring.  Venona documented that Harry Hopkins, a close friend and advisor to Franklin D. Roosevelt was also a spy.  Both the FDR and Truman administrations were chockablock with communists.  The Venona program of interception and analysis ran from February 1943 to 1980.

       In the post-war years, the U.S. created the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency to discover and monitor not just the Soviets, but many other enemies of the nation.

       A significant example is the way the Soviets were able to build their own atomic bomb long before their own scientists ever could, thanks to their espionage program.  There were many others who were known in spy craft as “agents of influence.”  One of them was I. F. Stone who wrote a widely read newsletter that provided cover for the actual spies and their activities.  Stone continues to be hailed in journalism circles as an outstanding investigative reporter.
 

Among the Soviet spies were the Rosenbergs who were found guilty of passing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviets.  The most famous spy of that era was Alger Hiss who at one point served as the director of the Office of Special Political Affairs in the State Department.  He would go on to serve as the secretary general of the founding conference of the United Nations and later become president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

 

In “The Venona Secrets,” the authors note that a classic Stalinist tactic was “demonizing an opponent and then using his vilified name in a broad-brush smear against anyone who challenged Communist views or activities.”  This is why the term “McCarthyism” has entered our political vocabulary.  This is also what is occurring right now as former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Governor Sarah Palin, get the treatment.

        How can you spot a communist sympathizer in the U.S. Congress?  You can visit the website of the Progressive Caucus where, as of February 2009, more than 80 members of the House, including two from the Senate, self-identify themselves as progressives.  “Progressive” was the term communists used after the McCarthy era.  It is still in use today.

Some of the progressive caucus members are Ed Markey and Henry Waxman, co-authors of the “Cap-and-Trade bill that would impose a huge tax on all energy use in America. You will find Charles Rangel, currently under ethics investigation for having hidden hundreds of thousands of dollars from authorities. Barney Frank, the “brains” behind Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s purchase of millions in worthless mortgage loans, is a member.  He is the godfather of a meltdown on Wall Street that remains a threat to our capitalist economy.

Among President Obama’s ever-expanding circle of “czars” is Carol Browner, the former Clinton-era director of the Environmental Protection Agency (1993-2000) whose latest appointment also revealed that she served on the Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which is part of Socialist International.  Her association with the group has since been scrubbed from their website.

        Most obvious and notorious is Van Jones who has never made a secret of his political preference for communism and who is Obama’s new “Green Jobs” czar.  The links between the environmental movement and communist goals are numerous, nor should it surprise anyone that the “global warming” hoax was birthed in the bowels of the United Nations.

        Today, thanks to the way history is taught in America’s government schools, the threat to freedom that communism posed then and still does pose, is barely a subject for discussion.  When he was still an adolescent in Hawaii, President Obama came under the influence of Frank Marshall Davis, a widely known communist in the 1950s.

Read full article HERE……

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America!

“Had Enough” of the Obama/Progressive Agenda?

The ONLY thing the Progressives FEAR is the BALLOT BOX.

November 2010 and 2012 are coming…….Choose wisely.

 

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NOT RACIST.

NOT VIOLENT.

JUST NO LONGER SILENT.

 

 

Is Soros Running a Gambit with Germany and the Euro? The Obama/Soros Agenda?

 

Is Soros continuing to dream of being King?  His plans were executing as planned, but Germany got in the way.

Has ANYONE investigated the run on Wall Street about a month ago when it lost almost 1,000 points within 15-20 minutes?  WHO doubled shorted the EURO?  That was one area hit the hardest.  It was originally blamed on a traders “fat finger” then a computer system.

NOW READ THIS:

Soros: Germany Could Cause Euro Collapse (FXE)

June 23, 2010

In an interview released on Wednesday, legendary investor George Soros says he “could not rule out a collapse of the euro.” Citing recent German efforts to cut its budget over the next four years, Soros commented that “German policy is a danger for Europe” and “could destroy the European project.”

Soros, who is well-known to have made $1 billion betting against the British pound sterling, is closely followed by many investors. His comments do little to restore confidence in the embattled Euro zone. “Right now the Germans are dragging their neighbours into deflation, which threatens a long phase of stagnation. And that leads to nationalism, social unrest and xenophobia. Democracy itself could be at risk,” Soros said.

German officials defended budget cuts after comments by U.S. President Barack Obama urging global leaders to refrain from creating policies that are detrimental to the global economic recovery. Soros warned that “If the Germans don’t change their policy, their exit from the currency union would be helpful for the rest of Europe.”

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Imagine that, Germany being chastised for cutting its spending and making budget cuts……

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Obama’s response: 

U.S. President Barack Obama urged global leaders to refrain from creating policies that are detrimental to the global economic recovery. (Spend! Spend! Spend!)

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G20: Obama – spend; others – tax

June 28, 2010

TORONTO – World leaders, shaken by the European debt crisis but wary of ending stimulus programs, have pledged to slash government deficits in the most industrialised nations in half by 2013, with flexibility to meet the goal.

They generally sided with cutting spending and raising taxes, despite warnings from US President Barack Obama and others that too much austerity too quickly could choke off the global recovery.

“Serious challenges remain,” they cautioned in a closing statement. “While growth is returning, the recovery is uneven and fragile, unemployment in many countries remains at unacceptable levels, and the social impact of the crisis is still widely felt,” according to the document from the Group of 20 major industrial and developing nations (G20).

Summit participants navigated a careful course between Obama, with his emphasis on growth, and fellow leaders such German Chancellor Angela Merkel who advocated spending cuts and even tax increases.

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The United States ran a record deficit of $1.42 trillion last year, or 10 per cent of its gross domestic product. Private economists expect the deficit will decline only slightly to $1.3 trillion this year, which would amount to 9 per cent of GDP.

Obama’s budget plan from February would cut the deficit in half by 2012, as a percentage of GDP. The US stands a generally good chance of meeting the targets, assuming a strengthening economy between now and then.

Britain is in worse shape. Its deficit this year is over 10 per cent of GDP in 2010.

“For European countries with high budget deficits, especially for the U.K. with the highest budget deficit in the G20, we have got to make our contribution to that sustainable growth by showing the world that we can live within our means,” said British Treasury chief George Osborne. In a BBC interview, Osborne said that means stiff cuts in government spending.

Britain last week put forward a tough emergency budget, raising taxes and cutting spending by levels not seen since World War II.

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Obama – Value Added Tax ‘A Novel Idea’

April 23, 2010

by Mark Whittington

President Barack Obama, when asked about imposing a Value Added Tax, in the United States as a means to pay for government spending, called it a ‘novel idea” for America, which is putting it mildly. The Value Added Tax or VAT imposing a tax on goods and services at every point of production.

So, for a loaf of bread, a VAT tax would tax the wheat that is sold to a food company. Then the VAT would tax the flour that is made from the wheat. Then it would tax the bread made at the baker from the flour (along with the yeast, salt, and so on which will also be taxed). Then the VAT would tax the bread at the retail store.

The VAT has been in existence in Europe for several decades. Politicians like the VAT because it is an efficient way to drain money from the private sector and pour it into government coffers. And the VAT does this in a hidden fashion, since it is just added on to the cost of a product at every stage of its production.

Many pundits think it is inevitable that a VAT will be proposed in the United States to help pay for the huge trillion dollar deficits that the Obama administration has run up.

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Are Soros and Obama one in the same?  Both Tacticians in enabling their agenda to “move forward”……..

 

A Video from JANUARY 29, 2009<<<<NOTE DATE:

 

Then listen to Soros talk about the need to NATIONALIZE the Banks (starting at 0:43 in video)!

 

 

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America!  “HAD ENOUGH” of the Obama/Soros policies?

Obama has already lied about increasing your taxes.  The SCHIP program taxes tobacco.  What percentage of middle to lower income brackets have been affected by this?

NOW the possibility of increased taxes on banks/Wall Street. This will be passed on to the American taxpayer.

Is the VAT Tax on Obama’s agenda in the near future?

November 2010 and 2012 are coming…….Choose wisely.

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Six Months to Go Until The Largest Tax Hikes in History

 

By Ryan Ellis

July 1, 2010

In just six months, the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect.  They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2011:

First Wave: Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief

In 2001 and 2003, the GOP Congress enacted several tax cuts for investors, small business owners, and families.  These will all expire on January 1, 2011:

Personal income tax rates will rise.  The top income tax rate will rise from 35 to 39.6 percent (this is also the rate at which two-thirds of small business profits are taxed).  The lowest rate will rise from 10 to 15 percent.  All the rates in between will also rise.  Itemized deductions and personal exemptions will again phase out, which has the same mathematical effect as higher marginal tax rates.  The full list of marginal rate hikes is below:

- The 10% bracket rises to an expanded 15%
- The 25% bracket rises to 28%
- The 28% bracket rises to 31%
- The 33% bracket rises to 36%
- The 35% bracket rises to 39.6%

Higher taxes on marriage and family.  The “marriage penalty” (narrower tax brackets for married couples) will return from the first dollar of income.  The child tax credit will be cut in half from $1000 to $500 per child.  The standard deduction will no longer be doubled for married couples relative to the single level.  The dependent care and adoption tax credits will be cut.

The return of the Death Tax.  This year, there is no death tax.  For those dying on or after January 1 2011, there is a 55 percent top death tax rate on estates over $1 million.  A person leaving behind two homes and a retirement account could easily pass along a death tax bill to their loved ones.

Higher tax rates on savers and investors.  The capital gains tax will rise from 15 percent this year to 20 percent in 2011.  The dividends tax will rise from 15 percent this year to 39.6 percent in 2011.  These rates will rise another 3.8 percent in 2013.

Second Wave: Obamacare

There are over twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare.  Several will first go into effect on January 1, 2011.  They include:

The “Medicine Cabinet Tax”  Thanks to Obamacare, Americans will no longer be able to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin).

The “Special Needs Kids Tax”  This provision of Obamacare imposes a cap on flexible spending accounts (FSAs) of $2500 (Currently, there is no federal government limit).  There is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children.  There are thousands of families with special needs children in the United States, and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education.  Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year.  Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs education.  

The HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike.  This provision of Obamacare increases the additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent.

Third Wave: The Alternative Minimum Tax and Employer Tax Hikes

When Americans prepare to file their tax returns in January of 2011, they’ll be in for a nasty surprise—the AMT won’t be held harmless, and many tax relief provisions will have expired.  The major items include:

The AMT will ensnare over 28 million families, up from 4 million last year.  According to the left-leaning Tax Policy Center, Congress’ failure to index the AMT will lead to an explosion of AMT taxpaying families—rising from 4 million last year to 28.5 million.  These families will have to calculate their tax burdens twice, and pay taxes at the higher level.  The AMT was created in 1969 to ensnare a handful of taxpayers.

Read more: http://www.atr.org/six-months-untilbr-largest-tax-hikes-a5171##ixzz0sXWsq44j

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ATR’s Ryan Ellis on Fox Business News to Discuss How Health Reform Will Be Paid For

ATR’s Ryan Ellis Talks Bank Tax, TARP, Health Care and Excessive Govt Spending

Obama April 2008

Lies? 

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“Had Enough” of Obama policies/spending and increased debt?

 

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Judge Lets Mexico Have Voice in Court Case Against U.S. Immigration Law

 

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO AMERICA?

Since WHEN is a country allowed to voice its opinion in the U.S. Courts about U.S. policy/laws?

Felipe Calderon already claimed his soapbox in our shameless Congress; allowed to berate the immigration laws in a National Forum.

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July 1, 2010

Mexico gets its say in one of the lawsuits challenging Arizona’s immigration enforcement law.

A federal judge on Thursday granted Mexico’s request to be allowed to file a legal brief supporting the challenge. That means the judge will consider the brief Mexico submitted previously.

Mexico says it wants to defend its citizens’ rights and that the law would lead to racial profiling and hinder trade and tourism. It also says the law would hinder work against drug trafficking and related violence.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law on April 23 and changes to it on April 30, has lawyers defending it in court.

In a statement issued last week, Brewer said she was “very disappointed” to learn of Mexico’s filing and reiterated that “Arizona’s immigration enforcement laws are both reasonable and constitutional.”

“I believe that Arizona will ultimately prevail and that our laws will be found constitutional,” Brewer added.

Brewer and other supporters of the bill say the law is intended to pressure illegal immigrants to leave the United States. They contend it is a needed response to federal inaction over what they say is a porous border and social problems caused by illegal immigration. They also argue that it has protections against racial profiling.

The law’s provisions include a requirement that police enforcing another law ask people about their immigration status if there’s a “reasonable suspicion” they’re in the country illegally.

The law takes effect July 29 unless blocked by a court.

Until recently, Mexican law made illegal immigration a criminal offense — anyone arrested for the violation could be fined, imprisoned for up to two years and deported. Mexican lawmakers changed that in 2008 to make illegal immigration a civil violation like it is in the United States, but their law still reads an awful lot like Arizona’s.

Arizona’s policy, which President Felipe Calderon derided during a recent U.S. trip as “discriminatory,” states police can’t randomly stop people and demand papers, and the law prohibits racial profiling.

Mexican law, however, requires law enforcement officials “to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country before attending to any issues.”

Amnesty International recently issued a report claiming illegal immigrants in Mexicotypically from Central America — face abuse, rape and kidnappings, and that Mexican police do little to stop it. When illegal immigration was a criminal offense in Mexico, officials were known to seek bribes from suspects to keep them out of jail.

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Here is an idea:

1.  Felipe Calderon should prove he has control over his own country before trying to interject policy into our immigrations laws.

2.  We already have immigration laws; Obama and the government cronies need to enforce them.

3.  Illegal immigrants caught within our borders need to do at least 3 – 6 months IN JAIL instead of a “catch and release” program.

4.  Put in place severe penalities for any business caught using illegal immigrants for jobs. 

5.  Quit enabling immigration by STOPPING:  For English press 1; for Spanish press 2.

6.  Quit tying the hands of the Border Patrol and the National Guard.  Post signs at the border:  If you enter illegally you chance being arrested, detained or sent to Sheriff Arapaio.

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Links to read:

Is Obama Creating His OWN Crisis? Obama Looks to Activists to Rally Support for Immigration Policy Overhaul

In True Politburo Fashion: Obama Granting Amnesty by Executive Order?

Perpetual Insanity: Mexico Now Joins Suit AGAINST Arizona!

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Map of MY COUNTRY:

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SUPPORT GOV. BREWER and ARIZONA SB1070

SUPPORT FREEMONT,NEBRASKA

 

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A Progressive’s View of Patriotism (Tea Party)

 

For all the Americans that have “Had Enough” and have joined the Tea Party movement in America, THIS is the view the Marxists/Socialists/Communists (a.k.a. Progressives) view your Patriotism toward the Constitution and America.

The US Social Forum: The Anti-Tea Party Experience

By Bill Fletcher, Jr.

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[W[hat struck me the most was that this was the antithesis of the Tea Party movement. Instead of the fear, ignorance and hatred emanating from the Tea Party crowd, there was a sense of optimism - yes, optimism - from the gathering, mixed with an urgency to defend and change planet Earth before it is too late.

This was remarkable given that the gathering was, as mentioned, so diverse and there was no consensus as to what is the specific, progressive alternative to the madness of global capitalism.

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The diversity of the USSF, at the same time, presents certain challenges. Though the USSF, and its multiple constituencies, represent a clear alternative to the evil represented by the Tea Party movement, what it does not contain is a coherent direction in order to contest for power. This is where the Tea Party movement has an advantage. More than anything else, the core of the Tea Party movement appreciates the necessity to gain the reins of power. Though they are themselves quite diverse, they have a set of principles, myths and fears that unite them, along with an unquenchable thirst to gain political power in order to implement their twisted dreams.

 

The USSF represents a wonderful safe space for exchanges. It was something of an oasis in a political desert. But as with many an oasis, the caravans arriving and sharing the space are not necessarily going in the same direction when they depart. In that sense, the USSF does not replace the need for an alternative political project that can advance many of the visions that were proposed in Detroit, but advance them with the intent that they become the guiding views of a truly civilized, post-capitalist society.

 

 

 

[BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board member, Bill Fletcher, Jr., is a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum and co-author of, Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice (University of California Press), which examines the crisis of organized labor in the USA.]

 

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Wall Street Journal: Obama’s Radical Environmental Agenda vs. Wisconsin Workers

 

The Bucyrus Travesty
A tale of two Obama loan guarantees.

The manager of a Milwaukee custard stand on Friday asked Joe Biden for lower taxes in return for dessert, and the Vice President told him not to be “a smartass.” Perhaps on his own visit to Wisconsin today, President Obama will have a better answer for the latest blue-collar casualties of his Administration’s anticarbon obsessions.

Last Thursday, the U.S. Export-Import Bank denied loan guarantees to Reliance Power Ltd., an Indian utility building a coal-fired power plant near Sasan, India. Bucyrus International Inc., a South Milwaukee-based manufacturer, was ready to export some $310 million in mining equipment—and about $600 million over three years—but Reliance’s order was contingent on the favorable financing rates provided by the Ex-Im guarantee. Reliance cancelled the order Monday morning and will reboot with Bucyrus’s competitors in China or Belarus if the bank doesn’t reverse in the coming days.

The Reliance-Bucyrus deal met all of the Export-Import Bank’s qualifying criteria, including the tougher environmental and CO2 standards that the White House has imposed over the last several months. But the bank nonetheless rejected the project in a 2-to-1 vote under pressure from the Treasury and State Departments. “We were absolutely flabbergasted and shocked,” Bucyrus CEO Tim Sullivan told us in an interview.
According to Mr. Sullivan, the decision was reached because the “carbon footprint” of the project is too large, though the Ex-Im Bank has published no objective guidelines to quantify that judgment. “President Obama has made clear his Administration’s commitment to transition away from high-carbon investments and toward a cleaner-energy future,” Obama-appointed Ex-Im Chairman Fred Hochberg said in a statement. After “careful deliberation,” he added, the project’s “adverse environmental impact” made it untenable.

Those deliberations can’t have been too careful, however, given that the Sasan plant is already under construction and is scheduled to open in 2012. The coal to feed it will still be mined, and demon carbon will still be emitted. The only difference is that an American business, and the 1,000 or so people who work there or for the companies in its 13-state Midwest supply chain and were depending on the project, will no longer benefit.

We’ve long opposed the Export-Import Bank, which was established to aid U.S. manufacturing exports with loan guarantees, when the market is a better arbiter of the allocation of capital. Then again, the bank is the prototype for Mr. Obama’s agenda of politically directed credit, which makes the Bucyrus decision especially revealing about White House priorities.

In February, for instance, the Administration approved a $528 million low-cost loan to Fisker Automotive, which plans to build a luxury hybrid car that will sell for $48,000 before Uncle Sam’s $7,500 tax credit. Fisker’s plant is in Mr. Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

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THIS IS JUST WISCONSIN; WHAT OTHER IDEOLOGICAL ISSUES WILL PREVENT AMERICAN JOBS?

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“Spin is no substitute for a real budget” – Setting the record straight on Democrats’ unprecedented budget failure

June 28, 2010

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wi)

 

WASHINGTON – House Democrats have already admitted failure on their most fundamental governing responsibility. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer made clear last week that for the first time in the modern era, no effort will be made to offer a congressional budget. Since this admission, House Democrats have waged a press offensive to deliberately mischaracterize their deeming resolution as a “budget” in hopes that the media – and the American people – give Congressional Democrats a pass on their failure to pass a budget.

In speeches, interviews, releases and more, Democrats have sought to evade responsibility for addressing record deficits and debt; use the fiscal commission as cover for their refusal to get a grip on out-of-control spending; and spin their budget failure into something it is not.

In response to recent comments on the budget from leading House Democrats, House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (WI) issued the following statement:

“This year’s budget failure is not only unprecedented – but especially alarming given the urgent need to set our government’s finances on a sustainable fiscal course. Democrats’ efforts to deliberately mischaracterize their budget failure demonstrate a failure of governance and a failure of leadership. A ‘budget enforcement resolution’ begs the question: what budget is this resolution enforcing?
“American families struggling to meet their own budgets deserve better. Spin is no substitute for a real budget, real spending restraints, and real leadership.”

 

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Gangster Government:

 

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***A MUST WATCH VIDEO****

How To Brainwash A Nation

 

This amazing interview was done back in 1985 with a former KGB agent who was trained in subversion techniques. He explains the 4 basic steps to socially engineering entire generations into thinking and behaving the way those in power want them to. It’s shocking because our nation has been transformed in the exact same way, and followed the exact same steps.

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HOW’S THAT HOPE AND CHANGE WORKING FOR YOU?

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“HAD ENOUGH of the Obama/Democratic agenda?”

 

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JUST NO LONGER SILENT.

 

 

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