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While all of America is distracted and focused on the death of Osama bin Laden, our President and his minions have been fast at work laying the groundwork for S. 679: Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 to speed through the Senate and then make its way into the House and then to the President to sign.
Yes, the other hand is quickly forming into a dictatorial fist that is about to smash our Constitution.
As you will recall, the beginning of the end of liberty in Rome commenced with Augustus Caesar who compromised the authority of the Senate through the force of arms and basically the Senate became a facade.
America is poised with this proposed bill, to morph immediately from a Republic into an Oligarchy with the privileged eunuchs of the Senate as window dressing and a dictator – the first American Caesar – at the country’s presidential helm.
‘President’ obama will have the power to appoint WITHOUT SENATE REVIEW OR APPROVAL whomever he wants from the private sector for powerful positions throughout the Federal Government.
Read more about this at NoisyRoom.net
S. 679: Sponsered by Chuck Schumer (D – NY)
Co-Sponsers of the Bill:
§ Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
§ Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
§ Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
§ Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)
§ Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE)
§ Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
§ Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
§ Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE)
§ Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
§ Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)
§ Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)
§ Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
§ Sen. John Reed (D-RI)
§ Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
§ Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Full Text of This Bill here: Text of S. 679: Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011
The Heritage Foundation says this about this bill:
Speed Up Nominations and Confirmations, but DEFEAT S. 679
Published on April 1, 2011 by David Addington
On March 30, 2011, Senator Charles Schumer (D–NY) with 15 cosponsors, including the Senate Majority and Republican Leaders, as well as six other Democratic Senators, six other Republican Senators, and an Independent Senator, introduced in the Senate the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 (S. 679).
The bill reduces the number of presidential appointments that require the consent of the Senate and establishes within the executive branch a Working Group on Streamlining Paperwork for Executive Nominations.
Individuals nominated to senior executive offices suffer slow and detailed background investigations and mounds of duplicative paperwork before a President sends their nominations to the Senate. After nomination, many nominees suffer time-consuming inaction or time-consuming and excruciating action as the Senate proceeds (or does not) with consideration of the nomination.
The sponsors of S. 679 have identified a valid problem; vetting and filling Federal judgeships is woefully behind but is partly because the Senate held up hearings and made the application process difficult as a way to discourage good people from applying.
But proposing the wrong solution and pretending to improve the process they broke to begin with will really compromise the Senate. Congress should not enact S. 679.
In essence they want to give the President the sole power to appoint people to positions of his choosing within our government. Obama would be free to do this without the approval of the Senate. Senate approval of such positions is mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article II, Section 2 under the “Appointments Clause”:
… shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. [emphasis added]
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There IS NO EXCUSE FOR REPUBLICANS TO SELL OUT THE PARTY, THE COUNTRY, THE CONSTITUTION OR PATRIOTIC AMERICANS BY CO-SPONSORING THIS SOCIALIST BILL.
Patriots, Another issue that we need YOU to act on. This is URGENT!
Contact them and tell them NOT TO ENACT this Bill!!!
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An Illinois legislator thinks it would be a good idea to take away the $2,000 tax deduction from parents with kids who are obese. Surprisingly, he’s a Republican. Shane Cultra is the wizard who has come up with the idea of “fat kids, higher taxes.”
“It’s the parents’ responsibility that have obese kids,” said state Sen. Shane Cultra, R-Onarga. “Take the tax deduction away for parents that have obese kids.”
Cultra has not introduced legislation to deny parents the $2,000 standard tax deduction, but he floated the idea Tuesday, when lawmakers took a shot at solving the state’s obesity epidemic.
First, he says it’s the parent’s responsibility. True. So why take away something that is given to parents by law? Why single parents of fat kids out? Why stop there? Take the tax deduction away if a parent has an ugly kid, or a stupid kid.
If it’s the parent’s responsibility, then why do government officials feel it’s there place to solve obesity?
Why is it up to Michelle Obama or Aaron Schock for that matter? It’s not.
Higher taxes are always the answer with government bureaucrats. Fat kids, higher taxes. Stupid kids, higher taxes. Ugly kids, higher taxes. Gas prices, higher taxes. I killed Bin Laden, higher taxes. Hey, here’s an idea. Let’s raise taxes
Deutsche Bank: Gold May Top $2,000 as Investors Flee ‘Economic Uncertainty’ Read more: Deutsche Bank: Gold May Top $2,000 as Investors Flee ‘Economic Uncertainty’
Gold, which reached a record $1,577.57 an ounce on May 2, may surge a further 30 percent by January as investors seek to protect themselves from “economic uncertainty,” according to Deutsche Bank AG.
“I’m bullish on gold despite its current levels,” Hal Lehr, Deutsche Bank’s managing director for cross-commodity trading, said in an interview in Buenos Aires. “It could reach $2,000 dollar an ounce in the next eight months.”
Investors including George Soros and John Paulson invested in gold as the metal surged over the past year amid a sovereign debt crisis in Europe, economic turmoil in the U.S. and civil unrest in the Middle East. This month‘s record was a sixfold gain since the precious metal’s low in August 1999.
Gold fell 1.6 percent on May 4 after the Wall Street Journal reported that Soros Fund Management LLC sold precious- metal assets. Soros’ fund held shares in the SPDR Gold Trust, the biggest exchange-traded product backed by gold, and the iShares Gold Trust at the end of 2010, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings show.
Gold rose for a third day in New York today as concern about Europe’s debt woes spurred demand for precious metals as a protection of wealth. Standard & Poor’s yesterday downgraded Greece’s credit rating for the fourth time since April 2010. Gold for June delivery rose $6.10, or 0.41 percent, to $1,509.3 an ounce at 9:03 a.m. on the Comex in New York.
Bullion rose for six consecutive weeks through April 29 as the metal is seen as a hedge against inflation around the globe. Central banks in China, India and the European Union, among others, have increased interest rates in recent weeks as policymakers seek to control consumer prices with tighter monetary policy.
The U.S. Federal Reserve has kept the benchmark rate between zero percent and 0.25 percent since December 2008 and pledged to purchase $600 billion in Treasuries through June to stimulate the economy. Standard & Poor’s earlier last month revised its debt outlook for the U.S. to negative from stable.
The U.S. Treasury Department projects the government could reach its debt ceiling limit of $14.3 trillion as soon as mid- May and run out of options for avoiding default by early July.
Lehr’s so-called cross-commodity team was created by Deutsche last year to handle large investments in commodities without distorting prices with sudden inflows of cash, he said. The team focuses on investment opportunities in a portfolio of commodities, as opposed to looking at individual commodities.
Bullish on Corn
Lehr declined to offer a breakdown of all the commodities that form his portfolio, though he said he’s also bullish on corn, which has risen 92 percent in the past 12 months.
“I believe that over the next two to three years we will continue to see price levels in the $700 range although I believe the prices for this July crop will rise to over $800,” he said. “Corn crops are obviously very weather dependent and now that ethanol and biodiesel have become so important, we see strong price support for corn from bio-diesel and ethanol.”
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Will Election Fraud End the Obama Regime?
Alert: There is no question that doubt exists as to the Constitutional eligibility of Barack Obama for the Office of President, yet efforts to prevent a continuation of dereliction of duty on ensuring Constitutionally qualified candidates in the 2012 general election remains an uphill battle.
State legislatures across the nation are moving to require Presidential candidates provide long form birth certificates, proof of natural born citizenship status and evidence of eligibility when running for the office of President — but both major political parties are dead-set against such accountability.
Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, just vetoed a bill that would have required candidates to present their long form birth certificate. Don’t let YOUR governor make the same mistake!
Now comes Donald Trump garnering previously denied mainstream media coverage, questioning Obama’s authenticity and focusing on the birth certificate (or lack thereof), and concealment of countless other personal and professional history. The stonewalling of Obama’s records from public review is finally gaining some national attention. And the depths of the maneuvers and machinations taken to place a possibly ineligible Marxist imposter in the Oval Office may yet finally be exposed. But we need to ensure that Trump, the state legislatures, and others finally looking at this crisis hear from us about all the evidence of wrong-doing and collusion that continue to unfold.
There is evidence that high-ranking Democrat Party officials have conspired to cover up for Obama. Congress has refused to address the subject, and the Supreme Court of the United States has evaded the issue. Their dereliction leaves the doubt Constitutionally unresolved, so that every military officer, and indeed every citizen of the United States, can have no certainty as to the Constitutionality of any action performed by Barack Obama when he claims to wield the executive power of the U.S. government. For seeking legal resolution of this Constitutional crisis, LTC Terrance Lakin languishes in Leavenworth prison.
Pelosi Created Two Separate and Distinctly Different Certifications of Obama’s Eligibility! This is a fraud that may be repeated in 2012.
Recently available documents indicate Nancy Pelosi was aware of Obama’s eligibility problems, and very likely complicit in defrauding the election officials in all 50 states. Typically, only one standard nomination certification form exists – exact duplicates of which are provided to the DNC and state election authorities. However, that was not the case on August 28, 2008. On that day, Pelosi created, signed and had notarized two completely different certifications. The first, which was provided to the Democratic National Committee, states Barack Obama and Joe Biden "are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the United States Constitution." But the certification provided to the states omitted that line entirely. The fact that both copies were certified on the same date, by the same notary and both signed by Nancy Pelosi suggests Pelosi was clearly aware of Obama’s ineligibility and acted with a clear intent to mislead state election officials.
In contrast, there is only ONE version of the Republican National Committee candidate certification, and it was delivered to the election officials in all 50 states. The RNC certification clearly stated that both John McCain and Sarah Palin met the "Constitutional requirements" for their respective nominated positions.
Dishonest folks will tell you ‘if you’re going to tell a lie, make it a big one… so big no one will dare question the myriad of details.’ But honest, intelligent and God fearing people know the truth will find you out. That very same myriad of detail that made the lie seem plausible will eventually cause the entire fabrication to unravel. And that is exactly what is happening with the Obama eligibility fraud.
It has come to light that the Hawaiian Democratic Party REFUSED to certify Obama as eligible. Unlike years past, when the HDP included eligibility language on its nomination certification, they removed such language from their 2008 certification signaling to the DNC their clear refusal to certify Obama’s eligibility. As a result, DNC Attorney Joseph Sandler brought a different certification to the Hawaii elections office, not of the HDP’s creation, which added eligibility language. Reportedly, the only state election office to receive Pelosi’s amended certifications, (containing the eligibility language), was Hawaii. This made it appear to Hawaiian election officials that someone somewhere (at the national party level) had found and confirmed Barack Obama’s birth certificate, and Hawaii could presume to qualify him for the state ballot on that basis. But apparently, there was no evidence to support their presumption.
The Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed to various sources that neither Nancy Pelosi nor Alice Germond, (the certification signatories), nor any leader of either the Hawaiian Democratic Party or Democratic National Committee has ever even asked to see Obama’s birth certificate.
The fact that two very different DNC Certifications exist and were variously distributed, each signed, dated and notarized by the same people on the same date, means that a very real and apparently very successful conspiracy to commit election fraud took place under Pelosi’s own hand.
At least one Hawaii election official has come forward to blow the whistle. Tim Adams is a lifelong Democrat who was a senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu in 2008. Adams has publicly stated he personally believes Obama is eligible to be President by virtue of the U.S. citizenship of Obama’s mother. But because he also believes the truth should come out and the conspiracy should be laid to rest for the good of the country, Adams has signed a sworn affidavit implicating some of Hawaii’s top officials in a massive conspiracy. He certified that no birth certificate has EVER been filed in the state of Hawaii or any of its hospitals for Barack Obama. According to Adams’ sworn affidavit, a number of Hawaiian politicians supporting Obama engaged in a massive cover up to ensure Obama’s success. In the affidavit Adams swears, "During the course of my employment, I came to understand that for political reasons, various officials in the government of Hawaii, including then-Governor Linda Lingle and various officials of the Hawaii Department of Health, including Dr. Chiyome Leinaala Fukino, the director of the Hawaii Department of Health, were making representations that Senator Obama was born in Hawaii, even though no government official in Hawaii could find a long-form birth certificate for Senator Obama that had been issued by a Hawaii hospital at the time of his birth."
Decorated U.S. Army war veteran LTC Terry Lakin is serving hard time in the Ft. Leavenworth military prison for seeking to confirm the lawfulness of his orders from the man presently occupying the Oval Office. By daring to question the legitimacy of his Commander in Chief, Lakin was removed from his outstanding career, and imprisoned. NONE of the information above was allowed to be presented in his trial. Justice has been railroaded and our Constitution trampled. My friends, we cannot allow this travesty of justice to continue. Please support Declaration Alliance as we continue to the fight to clear LTC Terry Lakin’s name and restore the power of the United States Constitution to its former glory.
The usurper Barack Obama and his political machine have nearly complete control over the mainstream media which fights every day to keep evidence such as I have presented above OUT of the public eye. ONLY WITH YOUR HELP CAN WE INFORM THE PUBLIC AS TO THE CRIMES THIS ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO COMMIT. HELP DECLARATION ALLIANCE SAVE OUR CONSTITUTION, AND SAVE THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC!
It is not an overstatement to say that the future of our ordered liberty rests on the question of Obama’s eligibility. In the same way all roads lead to Rome, all the dirty, Marxist, Constitution breaking legislation and Executive branch atrocities lead back to the birth certificate… because it’s not a law if the man signing it isn’t qualified to be President.
We CAN save the Republic, but I desperately need your help. The Obama Machine has already announced it plans to raise over $1 Billion to re-elect Barack Obama. That kind of money controls media and message that is hard to compete against… but the Constitution will not prevail unless the American public has the facts. We don’t need billions of dollars in foreign and dirty money to expose the truth. The facts are on our side. But we do need your help to get the word out and keep the pressure on Obama to prove his eligibility. If everyone who receives this message would sacrifice $100 toward preserving their own freedoms, we could ensure that enough concerned Americans learn the truth to make the difference. We can still halt this shocking travesty of justice, and put a stay on the Obama faction’s destruction of our Constitution. Please act TODAY — time is short!
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Ambassador Alan Keyes
TYRANNICAL OBAMA MUST BE REMOVED!
Obama Executive Branch Openly Denigrates the Constitution,
As recently argued in the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, America is navigating uncharted waters in the Obama assault upon our Constitution and ordered liberty! We have no historical or legal precedent for the audacious denigration we are suffering upon our lawful institutions of responsible self-government by the Obama regime.
It is simply a fact that NO controlling legal authority has made a determination in these vital matters. If in the first instance Obama was never eligible under the Constitution to serve as president, then he sits in the Oval Office unlawfully and must be removed either by the Courts or by Congress. Further, if found ineligible, Obama has then never been a lawful president and full impeachment proceedings would cease to apply; he would thereby be compelled to resign or be removed from office as a usurper.
Unless Congress begins formal investigation proceedings NOW, Obama may never be properly vetted and determined to be Constitutionally qualified or not to hold office. He is actively and aggressively running for re-election – and the lawfulness of his first term could become a pale historical question against the Constitutional damage wrought by toleration of a second unlawful term.
As Gary Kreep of the U.S. Justice Foundation just argued before the federal Appellate Justices, "Nobody is willing to take on this issue…" even though "John McCain was the subject of Congressional deliberation and analysis on whether he was eligible – and a ruling was issued. Why McCain and not Obama?"
It is now clear the Obama Administration is actively working to overthrow the Constitutional protections granted by our Founding Fathers through the separation of powers. There can be no denying this Administration is in complete contempt of the U.S. Constitution, and in active defiance of the expressed Will of the People, and the Judicial and Congressional branches of the government – in effect replacing the Rule of Law with the seedbed of tyranny.
Cleon Skousen, in his book The 5,000 Year Leap, lays out a vivid explanation of the separation and balance of powers, illustrated with a three headed eagle.
The genius, according to Skousen, of the American system is not only the separation of powers but the fact that all three branches operate through a central system. The Founders carefully integrated these three departments so that each was coordinated with the others and could not function independently: crafting "Coordination without Consolidation." Balance is essential, for if both wings fulfill their assigned duties the American eagle will fly straight and high. However, if either wing becomes overbearing or distorted, the American eagle of governance will drift toward anarchy or tyranny.
Unfortunately, through its repeated lawlessness and anti-republicanism, the Obama Administration has willfully desecrated the Constitutional balance established by our Forefathers. This defiance of the Rule of Law has withered the system of checks and balances and established a despotic Executive branch. The "imperial" presidency with its "czars" and unaccountable bureaucracy is so powerful that neither Congress nor the Judiciary seems able to stop our inevitable slide into Socialism, or even a full dictatorship. Today, the Left wing and Executive branch completely dwarf the other departments that were intended to hold presidential power balanced and in check.
If we are to stop the relentless march to Marxism and a complete dictatorship headed by Obama and his Leftist revolutionaries, CONGRESS MUST IMPEACH NOW! We cannot afford to give Obama even one more day to further illicitly consolidate power. WE MUST ACT NOW!
DO NOT BE SILENCED – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
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SUPPORT REPS. BACHMANN, KING & GOHMERT
Democrats, RINOs Reject Essential Spending Cuts, Imperil U.S.
ALERT: Democrats and the Republican Establishment BETRAY and imperil America with their relentless campaign to irresponsibly raise the national debt ceiling! They rejected the Conservative Congress’ promised $100 billion spending cuts, including the $61 billion in budget reductions passed by the House. Passing instead the Socialism-compliant and absurdly bloated counteroffer of the sham 2011 Budget "Deal" designed to fool the voters by preventing the scary sham Federal government shutdown was a BETRAYAL of America in crisis. The $105.5 billion in ObamaCare start-up funds STILL continue flowing as our nation faces Constitutional disarray and bankruptcy! I say, SUPPORT and STRENGTHEN Reps. Bachmann, Gohmert & King, and shout "NO DEAL" – NO DEBT CEILING RAISE; JUST CUT THE SPENDING!
The current "bi-partisan" campaign by both Republican Leadership and the Democrats to raise the debt ceiling is a sham and a sellout! TRUE patriots and Constitutional Conservatives like Reps. Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert& Steve King are voting NO and rallying more patriots to their cause of fiscal sanity. We need to help them recruit growing numbers of House Republicans sign on to a newly published Gohmert/King/Bachmann open letter and FORCE Boehner, McConnell and the GOP to keep their promise – properly voting "NO" on any budget bill that does not MASSIVELY CUT SPENDING and DEFUND ObamaCare ENTIRELY.
As their open letter rightly notes, "The most effective spending-cut leverage Republicans can have is majority support from the American people in the upcoming vote over raising the debt ceiling. We cannot continue to spend $3.75 trillion a year when we only take in $2.1 trillion… [Republicans] should surely be able to stand firmly enough to secure significant concessions from President Obama and Sen. Reid… we must mobilize the American people behind the effort to use the leverage of the upcoming debt-ceiling vote to enact concrete fiscal reforms, real budget cuts, or end the funding for ObamaCare. Cutting spending is the only way America will survive this fiscal crisis… Americans will not blame us if we try and fail, but we break faith with them if we fail to try."
I am Ambassador Alan Keyes of the citizen action group, Declaration Alliance, and I am asking for YOUR help to ensure Congress HEARS AND OBEYS the expressed Will of the People!
More fiscal bills like this debt ceiling fight — such as the 2012 budget battle — are on the way. But this vote is the biggest leverage we have to break Congress’ culture of feckless spending, waste and irresponsibility. Time is short to Save America! We MUST force those in Congress to do their duty or lose their jobs!
Reps. Louis Gohmert, Michele Bachmann & Steve King are pressing Congress to do its duty by HOLDING the debt ceiling, STOPPING ENTIRELY the UNCONSTITUTIONAL and BUDGET-BUSTING implementation of ObamaCare and REVOKING the $105.5 billion in "start-up" funds allocated by Nancy Pelosi’s treacherous 111th Congress. They are boldly calling for the GOP leadership and caucus to keep faith with We the People who elected them, and CUT their ruinous spending!
Reps. Steve King, Louie Gohmert, and Michele Bachmann are standing true to their oath of office and Constitutional Conservative principles, and demanding Congress do its sworn duty – CUT SPENDING and DEFUND OBAMACARE. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, this has been an uphill battle, filled with resistance from old guard, "go along to get along" career politicians, who seem more afraid of Harry Reid’s name calling, than respectful of the Will and Constitutional Sovereignty of the People.
The fact is, ObamaCare has already been given $105,464,000,000.00 to begin its UNCONSTITUTIONAL implementation. Unless that money is cut off now, irrevocably and unequivocally, ObamaCare will be here to stay. Our children and grandchildren will groan under the destructive burden of fiscally unsustainable and morally bankrupt socialism.
Rep. King in numerous instances has attempted to insert language into previous bills that would stop this funding. But every time, the old guard political Establishment have thwarted the effort to retract the ObamaCare seed money. Reps. Michele Bachmann and Louis Gohmert are to be commended for taking up the cause and bringing these issues more commandingly to the public eye. Now it is up to US to fully engage the fight and flood Congress with demands to HOLD THE DEBT CEILING and STOP ALL OBAMACARE FUNDS NOW!
Below is a copy of the thrust of the Gohmert/King/Bachmann open letter to the American electorate, published in its entirety in Human Events and directed to GOP "leadership" putting them on notice. I strongly encourage you to join me in ENDORSING THIS LETTER, and faxing a copy to Congress with your signature alongside that of Reps. Steve King, Louie Gohmert and Michele Bachmann. Speaker Boehner and the GOP "leadership" have failed in the first instance, but this fight is not over. Support Bachmann, Gohmert & King NOW in the battles ahead!
Congress must be told in no uncertain terms that we will not tolerate back door funding and implementation of the devious, destructive and grossly unconstitutional ObamaCare scheme. BETTER THAT TRUE CONSERVATIVES HOLD FAST TO PRINCIPLE AND VOTE ‘NO’ ON ANY AND ALL BUDGET BILLS UNTIL GOP "LEADERS" HEED WE THE PEOPLES’ CALL TO FISCAL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY – EVEN IF THERE ARE MORE FALSE CRIES OF ‘CREDIT DEFAULT’ OR ‘FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.’ CUT THE SPENDING; DEFUND OBAMACARE FULLY, AS PROMISED! THIS IS THE MANDATE CONGRESS WAS GIVEN IN NOVEMBER 2010, AND THEY ARE OATH AND DUTY BOUND!
Dear Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, and Chairman Rogers,
For fiscal year 2007, the last year for which the Republican majority was responsible for the budget, Republicans were properly berated by Democrats for being so irresponsible as to run up a $160 billion deficit. After President Obama took office, those very same beraters found it perfectly acceptable to spend upwards of $1 trillion more than we took in. Last year, in fact, they ran up a breathtaking $1.5 trillion deficit in just one year.
On the other hand, House Republicans in the Pledge to America last fall said, if given the majority, we would save at least $100 billion in the first year alone. Nonetheless, after taking over the majority in the House, the Republicans began crying time out, we do not have a full year to make $100 billion in cuts, it must be prorated for only the remaining months of the year. That meant that the $100 billion in cuts for the year would only be $61 billion. Incredibly, a majority of the press and the American people were willing to give us a pass. They accepted $61 billion in cuts as satisfying that part of our pledge. Unfortunately, Republican leaders ultimately said that $39 billion was all that could be secured. According to the Congressional Budget Office, we are told that the amount of actual cuts was only $352 million.
The most effective spending-cut leverage Republicans can have is majority support from the American people in the upcoming vote over raising the debt ceiling. We cannot continue to spend $3.75 trillion a year when we only take in $2.1 trillion. If we help Americans to understand this, they will help us end the Democratic leaders’ out-of-control spending.
With the will of the American people behind us, and Republican leaders understanding this, they should surely be able to stand firmly enough to secure significant concessions from President Obama and Sen. Reid. Rather than relying on the Democrat White House and Senate to cooperate with us while we work to realize the goals of a Republican budget through the appropriations process, we must mobilize the American people behind the effort to use the leverage of the upcoming debt-ceiling vote to enact concrete fiscal reforms, real budget cuts, or end the funding for ObamaCare.
Cutting spending is the only way America will survive this fiscal crisis. However… neither the Ryan budget nor the upcoming appropriations process will give us the leverage necessary to do so. The looming vote to raise the debt ceiling, therefore, is our last opportunity to rein in our debt and deficits and fundamentally change the way the federal government spends Americans tax dollars. Americans will not blame us if we try and fail, but we break faith with them if we fail to try.
Constitutionalists in the Congress MUST be encouraged and empowered by We the People to stand their ground! They MUST hear from us that we WILL NOT STAND FOR THEM RAISING THE DEBT CEILING, VOTING FOR ANY LEGISLATION, including budget bills ostensibly "necessary" to avoid Federal default or government shutdown, if there is included or continued ONE RED CENT of funds for the UNCONSTITUTIONAL, BUDGET-BUSTING, DEATH-DEALING betrayal of our Republic known and rejected by America as ObamaCare.
So join with me in endorsing the Reps. Gohmert, Bachmann and King letter that draws the line!
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U.S. Senator Dick Lugar is just the type of Republican that Harry Reid and President Obama love: the kind that votes nothing at all like a conservative. Lugar is a career-politician who has repeatedly criticized the tea party movement and grown progressively liberal over his six terms in office. He’s been in office so long, he has completely lost sight of what he was sent to Washington to accomplish.
With so much on the line, we can’t afford to allow RINO’s like Dick Lugar to remain in office one second beyond November 2012. His rap sheet is just awful, and getting worse all the time:
· He voted for the bailouts.
· He opposed a ban on earmarks.
· He supports amnesty.
· He supports heavy-handed gun control.
· He scores a pathetic 17/100 Conservative Action Score.
· He voted to confirm hyper-liberal Supreme Court justices Sonya Sotomayor and Elena Kagen.
· He refused to sign a legal brief affirming ObamaCare was unconstitutional.
· He voted for the FDA Farm Takeover.
Incredibly, Lugar even endorsed Barack Obama in 2008, saying he agreed with his defeatist approach to foreign policy. I guess that’s why Obama called Lugar “his favorite Republican,” and even featured Lugar in his campaign ads.
Of course it goes without saying that Lugar has always opposed term limits. No surprise from a politician who first took office before the Super Bowl was even invented, when a house cost around $13,050 and the DOW was sitting at 875.
We at the Tea Party Express have a reputation for kicking big-government liberals like Lugar out of office – Republican and Democrat alike. One thing is clear – Dick Lugar needs to go. Indiana deserves a better Senator, and the country can’t afford any more of his betrayal.
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This is the best Lindberg video I have ever seen covering his 1927 TransAtlantic, NY-Paris, flight. Read the instructions on how to view it.
Charles Lindbergh’s flight – Actual footage at takeoff plus pre- and post-flight footage.
Total Viewing Time is approximately 18 minutes
Win Perkins, a real estate appraiser who specializes in airport properties, has posted on his web site a video he created of Charles Lindbergh’s famous and risky takeoff and flight in the Spirit of St. Louis on the competitive trip to Paris. According to Perkins, this is unlike any other presentation of the takeoff footage. Perkins said he "painstakingly assembled news footage from five cameras that filmed Lindbergh’s takeoff from Roosevelt Field, Long Island "and "mixed it with enhanced audio from the same newsreel sources." The four videos have annotation, too.
This is one of the most interesting videos to come over the Internet.
HOW TO VIEW
When you click on the address below, Episode #3 (out of 4) comes up ready to play. I suggest you first click on CONTACT in the menu list to the left and select Episode #1, and start it by clicking on the screen. Then watch them in order, #1 through #4. I was glued to the screen through all four.
Today, I am excited to announce the release of The Heritage Foundation’s comprehensive agenda that sets a new course for the size and scope of the federal government. The new report, "Saving the American Dream: Heritage’s Plan to Fix the Debt, Cut Spending, and Restore Prosperity," lays out specific policy recommendations in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, the tax code and federal spending. Saving the American Dream envisions real solutions for staving off America’s potential decline while strengthening the economy for current and future generations.
We are doing this because we have come to a time of decision in America. For far too long, Congress has been on an unsustainable binge of spending, taxing, and borrowing. Our nation is going broke, and we are passing the costs of these misguided policies to our children and their children.
Over time, our national government has become bloated, overextended and unrestrained, oblivious of its core functions, operating far beyond its means and vastly outside of its proper constitutional bounds. Unchecked, the course we are on now will cripple our economy, undermine our prosperity, and lead to fiscal insolvency. By robbing the future of opportunity and freedom, it will destroy the American Dream for future generations.
Already, we are living through the shame of being publicly lectured by our Communist Chinese creditors, who have contempt for our profligacy. The day it was announced that Standard and Poor’s had lowered the outlook on our economy, a collective gasp went through the international community. If our elected leaders keep it up, we are certain to face financial crises like Greece or Portugal.
America is on the verge of becoming a country in decline—economically stagnant and permanently debtbound, heavily regulated and bureaucratic, less self-governing and less free.
But this fate does not have to be our future. We can get spending under control, balance the budget, and shrink our debt. We can limit the size of government and set free once again the unlimited genius of Americans to create wealth and jobs. We can turn the tide and change our nation’s course.
Saving the American Dream is our plan to fix the debt, cut spending and, above all, restore prosperity. It balances the nation’s budget within a decade—and keeps it balanced. It reduces the debt and cuts government in half. It eliminates government-mandated health care and fully funds our national defense. In order to get our fiscal house in order, we must address Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, the three so-called entitlement programs which together account for 43 percent of federal spending today. Far too many seniors still lack enough help to avoid poverty. Saving the American Dream therefore does not end these programs; instead it focuses them on those who need them.
Our plan also encourages Americans to become more fiscally responsible themselves. It redesigns our entire tax system into an expenditure tax that will have a single flat rate. This is a structure that will promote savings, therefore benefiting individual Americans, our body politic, and the economy. Greater savings mean stronger capital formation and thus a more robust economy, which means real jobs for Americans.
This plan substantially reduces the size and scope of the federal government, fundamentally increases the role of the states in choosing their own practices, and brings decision-making closer to the people rather than unelected administrators. These are crucial steps that will get our nation on a path of fiscal, political, and constitutional responsibility. It is part of our larger effort to get our country back on track, reclaim its truths, conserve its liberating principles, and build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.
At the end of the day our plan, while economic in nature, has a higher moral purpose. If entitlements are not reformed, the next generation and future ones will have to pay punitive tax rates that will end liberty as we have known it. Our proposal aims to preserve America’s promise bequeathed to us by past generations.
Edmund Burke reminds us to think of our time on this earth not as an individual and temporary event, but rather as a partnership "between those who are living, those who are dead and those who are yet to be born." Keeping faith with this partnership is what we aim to do with Saving the American Dream.
We have been here before, and every time the American people have always risen to the occasion and seized the moment. In 1776 we were told that no upstart colonists could defeat the strongest nation in the world, and we decided to change the course of history. In 1860 we were told the Union could not hold and that America was over, and we brought forth a new birth of freedom. In 1980 we were told that the American century was at an end, and we launched a great economic expansion, rebuilt our military, and revived our national spirit.
Hard times demand tough choices. The future of our nation is at stake.
All that is required, as my hero Ronald Reagan once said, is "our best effort, and our willingness to believe in ourselves and to believe in our capacity to perform great deeds; to believe that together, with God’s help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us."
Together, let us seize the moment, change our country’s course, and save the American Dream.
Edwin J. Feulner
President, The Heritage Foundation
Orville Smith, a store manager for Best Buys in Augusta, Georgia, told police he observed a male customer, later identified as Tyrone Jackson of Augusta, on surveillance cameras putting a laptop computer under his jacket… When confronted the man became irate, knocked down an employee, drew a knife and ran for the door.
Outside on the sidewalk were four Marines collecting toys for the "Toys for Tots" program. Smith said the Marines stopped the man, but he stabbed one of the Marines, Cpl. Phillip Duggan, in the back, the injury did not appear to be severe.
After Police and an ambulance arrived at the scene Cpl. Duggan was transported for treatment. The subject was also transported to the local hospital with two broken arms, a broken ankle, a broken leg, several missing teeth, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions, assorted lacerations, a broken nose and a broken jaw…injuries he sustained when he slipped and fell off of the curb after stabbing the Marine.
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