Hillary’s Dream: Open Borders!

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“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders. We have to resist protectionism [and] other kinds of barriers to market access and to trade.”- Hillary Clinton

This statement by Hillary Clinton was made to a Brazilian bank, Unibanco Itau, in one of her famous speeches to the banking industry and Wall Street. Speeches that she has taken consistent steps to hide from the American people.

Can anyone imagine what the United States would look like in four years, under Hillary Clinton, with just open borders, completely ignoring the needs of the American people? How many hundreds of millions of people would flood through our borders if the United States had no concerns regarding our sovereignty?  Let’s look at the numbers currently representing our immigration system today.

  • In 2014 there were almost 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) around the globe. Put another way, that’s one in every 122 people worldwide. Put yet another way, that’s roughly the equivalent of the entire population of Italy being pushed out of their homes.
  • Estimated number of illegals  residing within the US today range between 11.4 – 40 million.
  •  In 2014 alone,  there were 181 million  non-immigrant admissions (primarily tourists, business travelers, and international students).
  • The Diversity Visa Lottery admits 55,000 people annually.
  • In 2014, 1,016,518 foreign nationals became lawful permanent residents (LPRs), also known as green-card holders, according to DHS data.
  • Each year, the USCIS receives and processes about 6 million immigration applications from individuals and employers.
  • One immigration expert estimated the USCIS will receive at least 160,000 applications in 2014 for the 85,000 available H-1B visas.

The Migration Policy Institute says the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, has increased health insurance coverage of immigrants, especially noncitizens, at a greater rate than the U.S. born population.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the number of people unemployed in the U.S in 2016 is 7.9 million.  Americans forced into part-time work, for lack of full-time jobs, hits 5.9 million. The labor participation rate is at the lowest since World War II.

Currently teachers throughout the U.S. are experiencing overcrowding in their classrooms, averaging 40 children per class. As stated in an article by Teach Hub.com, “Classroom Overcrowding: Not Just a Numbers Game,” says:

“Where we used to lack space, now we now lack seats within rooms. Kids sit on counters, on the floors, wherever they can find a space. Teachers struggle to be heard above the din of 40 plus kids, and kids struggle to hear the teacher and keep up with instruction. While we’re racing to the top and leaving no child behind, we’re burying them.” 

According to a report (“Estimated Cost of K-12 Public Education for Unaccompanied Alien Children”) from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) that came out in August, 2014.

“The total estimated cost of educating illegal alien minors during the upcoming school year for all states and the District of Columbia is $761,405,907. New York topping the list with $147,731,339, Texas with $77,655,584, California with $63,908,143, Maryland with $67,937,602, New Jersey with $57,698,181, Florida with $56,773,589, and Virginia with $54,182,412.”

Now, with just these figures alone, imagine what the United States would be like with open borders. Our education system would fall to overcrowding, our healthcare system, now failing under the Affordable Care Act would implode, our current low employment market would open to hundreds of millions of new individuals searching for jobs. Our communities and neighborhoods would be overflowing with people needing a place to live. Is this really the America you imagine? Probably not, but it is the America Hillary dreams about.

 

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Rich Don’t Pay Fair Share or Government Waste?

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The age old argument that the left continues to embolden. Hillary and Bernie both have based their campaign on income inequality and argue that the rich do not pay their fair share. Protesters recently blocked the Citadel in Chicago targeting Ken Griffin, CEO, richest man in Illinois, demanding the rich pay their fair share. But is this rhetoric the real reason the economy is failing and the middle and working class are worse off than they were 10 years ago?

Let’s look at the FACTS.  Currently, the top half of income earners in the United States, aka: “the rich,” paid over 97% of ALL TAXES in 2012. Over 50% of Americans currently pay NO TAXES. The one question that Bernie Sanders supporters can’t answer is, “How much is enough?”

“Barack Obama told the nation that “improvements” in Medicare and hiking taxes on the wealthy would stabilize government spending and bring deficit spending to what can charitably be described as a dull roar. The Wall Street Journal does some fact checking on these claims and finds them entirely false.” –Wall Street Journal

So how much will be enough? Based on 2008 figures,  the national debt was approximately $8 trillion dollars, what does the math say?

“So, if you outright took every single dime from the individuals and families who had an AGI of more than $1,000,000 – those rich bastards – how many days? How many days could we run the federal government? 111 days!”

“Let’s say we confiscate every single dime from individuals and families who made more than $200,000. How many days could we run the federal government? 253 days!”

So Economics 101 tells us that taxing the rich or confiscating ALL their money will do nothing to stop the uptick of our National Debt or government spending. So, what is the solution to our money problems? Currently the United States is almost $19 trillion dollars in debt, which does not include unfunded liabilities, like social security owed that our government recklessly spent, medicare and medicaid and subsides promised through Obamacare among other wasteful programs. When you add in this money owed,  the real National Debt,  that government doesn’t want you to know is well over $120 trillion.

The problem is government spending. In 1994 total government spending was $2.143 billion dollars. In 2004: $2.792 billion. In 2008: $3.253 billion. In 2014: $3.504 billion. Are you now understanding the problem. Government is growing bigger and bigger meaning spending will continue to grow every year. Add insult to injury, the government is not fiscally responsible nor do they take immediate action in controlling fraud.  The Government Accountability Office confirmed that Medicaid and Medicare fraud are spinning out of control.

In fiscal 2014 alone, 22 agencies approved improper Medicare, Medicaid and Earned Income Tax Credit payments totaling an astounding $124.7 billion—an increase of $18.9 billion or 15 percent from the previous year, according to a new report. Those overpayments accounted for over 75 percent of the estimated government-wide overpayments or improper payments. Fraudulent welfare payments totaled over $59.6 billion in 2014 alone. In 2014, under Hillary Clinton, the State Department misplaced and lost over $6 billion due to improper filing of contracts. The federal government actually spent over $294 billion on expired government programs in 2015.

These figures don’t include wasteful spending such as

  • $387,000 to study the effects of Swedish massages on rabbits.
  • $200,000 to determine how and why Wikipedia is sexist
  • $371,026 to fund a study to see if mothers love dogs as much as their kids
  • $804,254 for the development of a smartphone game called Kiddo: Food Fight
  • $856,000 to teach mountain lions to walk on treadmills
  •  $25 billion annually on vacant federal properties
  • $123 billion annually on federal programs that have no positive impact on the populations they serve.
  • $2.6 million training Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.

Have you heard enough yet? The examples above are only a small portion of the hard earned tax dollars that working Americans pay and government wastes every year. So what is the real problem in the United States today? It most certainly is NOT the rhetoric that Hillary and Bernie are feeding our young on college campuses and in States around the country. The real problem is government itself. So to all you protestors out there…..head over to the White House!

 

 

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Why Has Immigration Become Such a Bone Of Contention And Division?

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Back in 2007, while President Obama was busy campaigning to become the first black president of the United States, the majority of Americans were fully in support of immigration reform, and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Flash forward to 2015 and you will see unbelievable levels of contempt and refusal to accept anything less than mass deportation of all illegals. Why?

When President Obama took the oath of office in January of 2009, the House and the Senate of the United States was controlled by the Democrats. Obama campaigned for the hispanic vote by making multiple promises of, not only, addressing immigration, but permanently fixing the problem. He spoke on the issue March 27, 2008 on the Larry King show.

“[We] have to recognize that we’ve got 12 million undocumented workers who are already here. Many of them living their lives alongside other Americans. Their kids are going to school. Many of the kids, in fact, were born in this country and are citizens. And so, it’s absolutely vital that we bring those families out of the shadows and that we give them the opportunity to travel a pathway to citizenship. It’s not automatic citizenship. It’s not amnesty. They would have to pay a fine. They would have to not have engaged in any criminal activity. They would have to learn English. They would have to go to the back of the line so that they did not get citizenship before those persons who had come here legally.”

However, even with a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate, President Obama did nothing to advance immigration reform. He mocked Republicans for demanding the border fence be secured,  and taunted his opposition by accusations that they would soon be demanding  moats and alligators to protect the borders. All this rhetoric while only 37 miles of the fence on the Southern border was actually secured. All this rhetoric while he stood by and did nothing to address reform in his first 2 years as President. As a result of pushing through Obamacare on Christmas eve, against the wishes of the American people, the Democrats lost their majority in the House.  As we all have seen since, without true leadership, immigration reform hit a permanent brick wall.

Instead of leading the discussion with Congress, President Obama decided to take matters into his own hands. Still promising change to the hispanic community in 2012, ensuring his reinstatement as president for another 4 years, immigration reform was once again stalled.  However, in looking at well documented time lines, most Americans were unaware of the president’s actions to ensure that the immigration laws on the books, were ignored and defied.  Obama, along with Eric Holder, of the Department of Justice, moved forward on suing any state that actually followed the rule of law on deporting illegal immigrants, including criminals. He refused to support E-verify, instead defunding the expansion of the program.  He terminated funding for the virtual fence along the border,  approved millions of dollars in tax credits  be paid to illegals immigrants, and routine border searches were stopped. President Obama drastically reduced the number of national guard at the border from thousands to 130. A 24 hour hotline was established for use by illegals while the president’s budget proposed severe cuts in funding to ICE. In 2012, the president bypassed Congress and unilaterally implemented the Dream Act, and announced the closure of nine border patrol stations, while putting into effect an aggressive campaign to recruit illegal immigrants to sign up for welfare and food stamps. In 2013, the Obama administration released thousands of illegal criminals into communities while advertising for babysitters for the surge of illegals over the border in the summer of 2014. Following the surge, millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on charter planes and buses to place un-vetted illegals into schools and communities across the United States.

Meanwhile as the economy continues to tank,  job creation at an all time low, and against the ruling of a federal judge, Obama passes out work permits to illegals like candy, sanctuary cities protect them while their own citizens are being raped and murdered, and Democrats across the country now pursue the passage of laws that allow illegal immigrants to vote in our local and national elections.

Is there any surprise that, as a result of Obama’s private war on legal immigration, that the majority of the American people are angry and demanding all immigrants be deported? This pendulum effect of emotion has been fueled from the beginning by a President who refused to lead the Congress to common sense reform and as a result has pushed the American people to drastic measures to stop the flow of taxpayer dollars, American jobs and unchecked support for those who have entered our country illegally.

The polarization and division of the American people, created and sustained by the current administration has made the problem worse, now amping up hate and discord for anyone crossing the border illegally.

Those in the hispanic community that continue to support Obama and vote for democrats ( basically and action of cutting off your own nose to spite your face) represents the truest definition of an oxymoran. Actions by President Obama and democrats produce incongruous and self-contradictory results in an issue that requires leadership,  and common sense reform.

The push for the destruction of our current immigration laws has done nothing more than create a bone of contention and division within the American people on Immigration reform.

 

 

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“Will Obama’s Legacy will be World War III”

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Obama made, yet, another speech yesterday. but what made this one different from the rest? This one will go down in history as the United States’ surrender to terrorism. If we have not been destroyed by nuclear bombs, there is no doubt future generations will be studying this speech and drawing parallels to the Munich Agreement, which is regarded as a failed act of appeasement by Britain and France to Germany and Adolph Hitler, a mistake  which led to the beginning of World War II.

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who surrendered the agreement with Hitler claimed,

“My objective is peace in Europe,  this trip is the way to that peace.”

At this meeting, Adolph Hitler deceived, lied and manipulated the British leader into believing that bending to his will would spare Britain and France from a war that were not prepared to fight. During these negotiations, Hitler promised Chamberlain that he would refrain from military action, yet secretly he continued to plan his attack militarily. The sacrifice in this agreement? Czechoslovakia, an ally of Britain and France, abandoned by them to appease Hitler. As Chamberlain proclaimed he had secured “peace in our time,” World War II began.

Is this story beginning to sound familiar? Let’s look at the players in this charade.

Adolph Hitler played by Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of Iran

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain played by Barack Obama

Czechoslovakia played by Israel.

In his speech yesterday, Obama did make one statement of truth,

“Among U.S. policymakers, there’s never been disagreement on the danger posed by an Iranian nuclear bomb. Democrats and Republicans alike have recognized that it would spark an arms race in the world’s most unstable region and turn every crisis into a potential nuclear showdown. It would embolden terrorist groups like Hezbollah and pose an unacceptable risk to Israel, which Iranian leaders have repeatedly threatened to destroy. More broadly, it could unravel the global commitment to nonproliferation that the world has done so much to defend.”

What about this statement?

“Iran will not enrich uranium…..for at least 15 years.”

There is that 15 year limit again. What happens after 15 years?

“Before Congress even read it, a majority of Republicans declared their virulent opposition. Lobbyists and pundits were suddenly transformed into armchair nuclear scientists…”

This a statement from the community organizer who graduated from Harvard with a degree in Constitutional law but has absolutely no understanding of the Constitution he has continually disregarded. But, he and John Kerry are indeed nuclear scientists.

President Obama further stated that if Republicans were to “repeat these arguments long enough, they would get some traction.”

This is obviously a theory he understands and uses daily…..say it enough and it will become truth. (If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor).

“If there is a reason for inspecting a suspicious undeclared site anywhere in Iran, inspectors can get access with as little as 24 hours”

Now wait for it……wait…..then he says,

“And while the process for resolving a dispute about access can take up to 24 days…we will be watching….”

So there goes the 24 hour claim.

“It is true that some of the limitations regarding Iran’s peaceful program last only 15 years, but that’s how arms control agreements work….”

“It is true that IF Iran lives up to its commitments, it WILL gain access to roughly $56 BILLION of its own money….”

“Our best analysts expect the bulk of this revenue to go into spending that improves the economy and benefits the lives of the Iranian people.”

And I have some swamp land in Florida for sale.

“Now this is not to say that sanctions relief will provide no benefit to Iran’s military. Let’s stipulate that some of that money will flow to activities that we object to.”

“…Iran supports terrorist organizations like Hezbollah. It supports proxy groups that threaten our interests and the interests of our allies, including proxy groups who killed our troops in Iraq.” 

and while Obama strongly pushes this deal he says,

“The truth is that Iran has always found a way to fund these efforts, and whatever benefit Iran my claim from sanctions relief pales in comparison to the danger it could pose with a nuclear weapon.”

If Iran has always found a way to fund its terrorist efforts, why would anyone believe they will agree to stop their pursuit of Nuclear weapons?

“And by the way, such a strategy also helps us effectively confront the immediate and lethal threat posed by ISIL.”

Really? I am confused as to what this has to do with our non strategy on ISIL.

And then the real kicker…

“It’s those hardliners chanting “Death to America” who have been most opposed to the deal. They’re making common cause with the Republican Caucus.”

Did he really just compare Republicans to the Iranians chanting “Death to America?” Is this really the decorum of a sitting President of the Free World? Although we have all become accustomed to his nonstop demonization of one American group or another in every one of his speeches, this takes the cake.

Then the best lie yet….

“….and a more understandable motivation behind the opposition of this deal….a sincere affinity for our friend and ally Israel. An affinity that , as someone who has been a stalwart friend to Israel throughout my career, I deeply share.”

What?  From the man who has racked up a large list of offensive comments and behaviors towards Benjamin Netanyahu, here are just a few.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu was left to stew in a White House meeting room for over an hour after President Barack Obama abruptly walked out of tense talks to have supper with his family.
  • He has taken almost every opportunity to appease Tehran since it came to office, and has been extremely slow to respond to massive human rights violations by the Iranian regime, including the beating, rape and murder of pro-democracy protesters.
  • President Obama condemned Holocaust denial in the Middle East, but compared the murder of six million Jews during World War Two to the “occupation” of the Palestinian territories, in a disturbing example of moral equivalence:
  • In a speech to the UN General Assembly, Obama stated, “America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements.” He also lambasted the Israeli “occupation”, and drew a connection between rocket attacks on Israeli civilians with living conditions in Gaza.
  • In an interview, a White House official calls Netanyahu a “chickenshit.”

I would not call this a stalwart friendship with Israel. It has become painfully obvious to most Americans that President Obama no longer supports Israel, our one democratic ally in the middle east, yet has chosen to cuddle up with and appease our enemies.

Can we talk about what Obama did not say in his speech? How about the fact that the United States, with taxpayer dollars, will be offering Iran a $150 BILLION signing bonus? Exactly where is that money coming from? Yes…the U.S. taxpayer.

Back in April of this year, President Obama finally relented, after intense pressure by both Republicans and Democrats alike, to give Congress a voice on the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. The bill, passed in the Senate, requires the President to give Congress 60 days to review the deal and take a vote.

However, Secretary of State John Kerry claims the deal with Iran is NOT a treaty because he feels  getting consent from the U.S. Senate would “become physically impossible.”

When asked by Democrat Brad Sherman (CA), if the White House would comply with the law if the Senate were to override a veto on the deal with Iran, John Kerry replied,

“I will need to consult with President Obama before answering such a question.”

As we have all seen during Obama’s tenure as President, he has refused to follow the rule of law and decided which laws to enforce based on his personal feelings and how it supports his agenda to fundamentally change the United States.

In a step that has become typically Obama style, the president immediately went to the United Nations for a vote on the Iran deal realizing he did not have support from either Democrats or Republicans.  Again, a President who refuses to listen to the will of the people or their representatives in making major decisions that will affect the United States and generations to come. The standard reply? Yes I will follow the rule of law and listen to the representatives of the people as our Constitution demands, unless of course they don’t vote my way.

President Obama has become so determined to define his legacy that he is willing to sacrifice the American people, their children and their grandchildren, regardless of the outcome.

Like Prime Minister Chamberlain in his so-called deal with Hitler, the world suffered the consequences and no doubt, if this deal is forced through by the Obama regime, his legacy will not doubt, be World War III.

 

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The Chains of Government Strengthens as our Morality Weakens”

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“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”- Benjamin Franklin

What has happened to the United States? Many say that it is a natural progression that is inevitable, but is it actually the breakdown of our morals, our ethics, our family structure and our school systems? Is it the inevitable “chains of government,” that have slowly but surely bound us with the very freedoms we claim to embrace?

In the name of progression, we have thrown out the very things that made this country great. Our leaders have shunned the very thought that the United States is a Christian Nation and our freedoms are slowly being taken from us on a daily basis. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, exists no more!  We are now being ruled by the political elite who have adopted  “political correctness,” as the new rule of law.

Writer Malcomb Muggeridge (one time editor of Punch magazine) wrote,

“It is difficult to resist the conclusion that 20th century man has decided to abolish himself . Tired of the struggle to be himself he has created boredom out of his own affluence, impotence out of his own erotomania, and vulnerability out of his own strength, He himself  blows the trumpet that brings the walls of his own cities crashing down until at last having educated himself into imbecility, having drugged and polluted himself into stupefaction, he keels over, a weary old brontosaurus, and becomes extinct.”

In a recent speech, Christian apologist, Ravi Zacharias,  speaks of the progressive movement and secularism.

“It proclaims the gospel [bible], as the last hoorah of an antiquated outlook, to a generation who is intellectually unkept, morally unzipped and volitionally uncurbed. They reveal their sickness of soul by derogating terms like morality, piety, family, work, patriotism, born again, theology , evangelical and christianity. They dismiss [the bible] as middle class hedonism, declaring it intellectually inadmissible while meanwhile, they espouse a life that neither reason nor conscious nor spirit can support or condone……”

Is Christianity so intimidating that our government must stop it at all costs? Why does the progressive movement so determined to redefine our morals and replace them with a sense of self-importance with no sense of shame or responsibility? Is the United States truly a autonomous culture? Do we really respect the right of everyone to believe as they choose? Live and let live? Although we pride ourselves as being autonomous,  has it become a bait and switch society?  We are told that we have freedom of religion and freedom of speech, however, the moment our views do not fit the dialogue taught by the progressives, we are forced, through new government laws and regulations, to change our beliefs. If we are truly an autonomous culture, we must be mutually respectful and civil towards others views and life choices.  However, we are now at the mercy of political correctness which is quickly becoming forced integration.

Recently, Fairfax county in Virginia voted to allow transgender bathrooms in our schools and our communities. This is becoming the norm in cities and states across our nation. Is this progression, or does this fall under the definition of a free society? If an individual has been born with the desire to be a different gender, should we force society to acquiesce to that need? Should our government decide at what age our children should, learn about, experience and accept the definition of transgender? Does this infringe on the freedoms of parents to make a decision regarding the age appropriateness of the subject? Have we taken “freedom” too far? If you choose a lifestyle, you are free to live it. However, should we force everyone to accept it and embrace it?  This is where our society has taken a turn away from common sense. Must we now label bathrooms with every sexual preference regardless of how it infringes on other’s rights?  Will they be labeling bathrooms with a long list of those who are allowed to enter at their own risk? What happened to the simplicity of “Men” and “Women” bathroom signs, and allowing the individual to decide which applies to them? Why must we label every sexual preference on our bathrooms and then force society to embrace it? What is next?

Should we rule that pedophilia is no longer a sexual deviation, but sexual liberation? Believe it or not, progressives are actually debating this issue as we speak.

In an article by The Guardian, “Pedophilia: bringing dark desires to light,” it says,

“The reclassification of pedophilia as a sexual orientation would, however, play into what Goode calls “the sexual liberation discourse”, which has existed since the 1970s. “There are a lot of people,” she says, “who say: we outlawed homosexuality, and we were wrong. Perhaps we’re wrong about pedophilia.”

The United States is a country founded on freedoms. However, have we taken leave of our senses? Have we taken “political correctness” to a level that we must allow, accept and embrace any and all behavior, no matter the deviation from the norm? Under the new progressive movement, must we allow babies to be ripped from their mother’s wombs up to and including 9 months of gestation, in order to allow freedom of choice for women?  Must we educate our young children on the different sexual lifestyles; heterosexuality, homosexuality, bi-sexuality, pedophilia, bestiality, through the public school system, in the name of sexual freedom?  Must we embrace the destruction, looting, burning and violence that comes with protests in order to support the freedom of speech? Must we point the finger of blame for the sins of the past, demand restitution while enduring reverse discrimination in the name of equal rights? Must we quiet the voices of Christianity, while lifting up Islamic extremism, in the name of religious freedom? Must we, not only welcome, and pay for illegals but allow them a voice in our elections in the name of voter rights? Must we accept the NSA into our bedrooms, homes, computers, bank accounts, phone calls and every aspect of our personal lives in the name of national security? Must we accept the audits and persecution of the IRS when our political beliefs and voices go against the beliefs of the political elite? Must we all follow the dietary rule of law set by government because they say we simply do not know better? Must we allow the political elite to indoctrinate our children through a government controlled education system that will ensure the decline of our competitive standing in the world and the continued control of the masses? How long can we continue to allow our constitutional republic to be turned into a tyrannical system of government? If  Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry, then we are seeing our country fundamentally changed against our will every day.

Must we accept the mutilation of our constitution and accept lies and deceit in place of truth all in the name of politics and power? Must we accept that we are no longer the electorate and the elected, but the ruling and the ruled? It is time to stand up and break the chains of government that have bound us all and get back to the basics on which this country was founded. Family, hard work, an understanding of right and wrong, and common sense freedoms that were intended by our Founding fathers.

“When secularism has evicted everything that is sacred and made a free for all grab for sensation and feeling alone it will ultimately irradiate a feeling of shame in a culture. Shame is a desperately needed sensation when things are wrong deep within you. Show me a man or a woman or a culture without shame and I will show you monstrosity in the making. If secularism leads to a society without shame, society cannot survive.”- Ravi Zacharias

‘If chance be the father of all flesh, disaster is his rainbow in the sky. And when you hear a state of emergency…. sniper kills, youths go looting, bomb blasts school…. it is but the sound of man worshipping his maker.”-Steve Turner.

 

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Obama’s Little Shop of Horrors!

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“Feed me!  Feed me now!! Feed me all night long!  If you feed me, I can grow up big and strong.” These are lines spoken by Audrey II, in the movie, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The plant that grows bigger every time he eats and is never quite satisfied. He always wants more. It is never enough! “FEED ME!”

Obama continues to feed on America’s freedoms everyday, taking more and more, never satisfied. Most recently, the FCC passed Net Neutrality Regulations. Obama and Democrats fully supported the takeover of the Internet, demanding it become a public utility controlled by the government, regardless of opposition from the American people. The FCC is supposed to be an independent government agency, but as we are discovering, there are no boundaries honored by this administration. “FEED ME!”

In 2010,  the takeover of America’s healthcare system, leaving millions of Americans without the insurance Obama promised they could keep if they liked it. He then illegally delayed the individual mandate for 2 years, extended the deadline to enroll, gave business a waiver from the employer mandate, gave waivers allowing  “friends of the White House,” not to participate in Obamacare.  Obama then offered waivers to Congress and their staff from having to participate in the very healthcare law that has been crammed down America’s throat.”FEED ME!”

What about Obama’s EPA? They have been allowed to slowly take over  more and more property around the United States regardless of the consequences to the American people and their livelihoods. The most recent is 12 million acres in Alaska. It does not matter that the people of Alaska need the land in order to survive.  The Antiquities Act of 1906 allowed the federal government to take small parcels of land for monuments and national parks. However, the Obama administration has taken this to a whole new level, and is using the law to take over million and millions of acres of land across the United States. “FEED ME!”

Under the guise of environmentalism, the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts have enabled Obama’s EPA to take control of anyone and everyone’s land if it contains even a runoff creek, resulting in their ability to tell you what you can and can’t do with your own property.   “FEED ME!”

Under Obama’s Executive Order for National Defense, the government can now seize all US resources and persons, including during peacetime, for self-declared “national defense.” It also claims power to place any American into military or “allocated” labor use.  “FEED ME!”

President Obama has made it no secret  that he will not control our borders from illegal immigration, but opens our doors to millions of illegals to enter into our country, partake in our education system, healthcare system, housing, IRS tax credits and American jobs, through his illegal Executive Order.  Taking it one step further, the taxpayer has been billed for all the services provided to illegal immigrants, but we also footing the bill for charter flights and bus service to distribute illegals into our communities. The majority of these illegals have never been vaccinated, which poses a health risk to all Americans.  “FEED ME!”

The United States Department of Education, allowing government to take over the Education system in the US, was implemented under Jimmy Carter and continues to weigh down our education system.  The Obama administration along with our Justice Department and Eric Holder sued many states to stop the use of educational vouchers,  which allows taxpayers to choose to attend  charter schools instead of their own failing public schools.  Although Obama and Democrats claim to support the education of minorities, they have sued states and demanded taxpayer choices be taken away. In recent years they have pushed common core onto the public school system, which has shown to be less than effective. The United States continues to fall in world rankings on education, failing to rank within the top 20. “FEED ME!”

Obama’s Administration has embedded itself into our banking system as well. Under Operation Choke Point, Obama and the Justice Department is forcing banks to withhold banking services to companies this administration doesn’t like, and forcing legitimate payday lenders out of business.  “FEED ME!”

What about illegal spying on Americans?  Obama has taken the NSA to a whole new level, authorizing intrusive practices of government to spy on, collect data, read emails and texts without authority of our court system which is demanded by our Constitution. “FEED ME!”

The IRS has proven itself to be untrustworthy in light of the continuing investigation into the illegal targeting of conservatives and their political views. The IRS, is another independent government agency which our constitution demands have no ties to the White House.  Yet, once again, this administration knows no boundaries. It has also been discovered that the agency has fraudulently spent millions and millions of taxpayer dollars for parties and trips.  Add insult to injury, the taxpayers are funding bonuses and salaries of  IRS employees who have refused to pay their own taxes for years.  “FEED ME!”

It appears that The Little Shop of Horrors is a cult movie based on current reality! In the original ending,  Audrey II, the man-eating plant, eats his namesake, Audrey, and Seymour her boyfriend, produce multiple offspring and eventually take over the world! In the theatrical ending, Seymour saves Audrey, electrocutes Audrey II, the man-eating plant,  marries and lives happily ever after in their dream home.

Which ending do you prefer?

 

 

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Republicans and Democrats…A Choice Between Two Evils!

VoteBoth the Congress and the Senate passed a 2015 spending bill, in record time, that has been labeled a “Cromnibus.”  But where was the fight? Where were our representatives who swore they would not fund amnesty, Obamacare, taxpayer-funded abortion, and more irresponsible spending? No where to be seen!

About Obama’s illegal amnesty,

“We are going to fight the president tooth and nail if he continues down this path. This is the wrong way to govern. This is exactly what the American people said on Election Day they didn’t want.” – John Boehner

About the passage of Obamacare,

“And look at how this bill was written,”  “Can you say it was done openly, with transparency and accountability? Without backroom deals and struck behind closed doors hidden from the people? Hell, no, you can’t.” – John Boehner

“When we came here, we each swore an oath to uphold and abide by the Constitution as representatives of the people.” “But the process here is broken. The institution is broken. And as a result, this bill is not what the American people need nor what our constituents want.” – John Boehner

These are the exact words John Boehner spoke as recently as November, 2014, in reply to President Obama’s announcement to offer amnesty to millions of  illegals inside the United States and the passage of Obamacare, both bills, openly rejected by the American people.

So how did the Republican leader decide to fight President Obama on amnesty, Obamacare, abortion and spending? By giving the Department of Health and Human Services’s unaccompanied children’s program an $80 million increase. He also offered up an additional $14 million to school districts stuggling with the influx of illegal students. Add insult to injury…he has also agreed to give an additional $260 million to the Central American countries from where the illegals are coming. Obamacare was, once again, fully funded, along with Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of taxpayer-funded abortions, and the House signed off on increasing the amount wealthy donors can throw into the political arena, increasing the current cap of $32,400 to $777,600 per person per year.  Frank Dodd regulations have been rolled back allowing banks to participate in the same derivatives trading which exacerbated the financial crisis in 2008, and the real clincher? The bill calls for more spending then what the government anticipates bringing in, resulting in yet another year of increased debt, which has now surpassed the $18 trillion mark, representing a 70% increase in our national debt since Obama took office.

I think New York Post’s Kyle Smith hit the nail on the head when he said,

“2014 was the year when the truth was optional. 2014 was the year when convenient fabrication was the weapon of choice for celebrities, activists, big business and politicians.” 

In November of this year, we had a midterm election that trumped most others. The GOP swept the country by extending their majority to near historic levels, speaking loud and clear to President Obama, “enough is enough”!!! The American people said they did not like Obamacare and were not happy about our open borders and the surge of illegals allowed to enter into our country and take part in our taxpayer-funded services. The American people are no longer interested in bailing out anyone…especially the banks that caused the financial crisis in the first place, we do not want to pay for others abortions and we want the budget balanced, and for good measure, let’s throw in term limits. But is that what the American taxpayer got?

Even President Obama jumped on the bandwagon supporting the spending bill….what could this mean? Since when has the president ever agreed with the GOP? If he is signing off on this budget deal with no fight, then the American people are obviously the losers!

Lawmakers, led hand in hand by Boehner and Reid, signed off on a 1,603 page bill that Rollcall.com said,

“If members averaged 200 words per minute to read the dense legislative text, they would need 24 hours just to get through the bill.”

Joseph Curl from the Washington Times said,

“When House Speaker John Boehner campaigned for the leadership job years ago, he vowed to give members at least 72 hours to read any bill before a vote. Back in 2010 the speaker said he didn’t think ‘having 2000 page bills on the House floor serves anyone’s best interest – not the House, not for the members and certainly not for the American people.'”

I guess the massive 2,700 page, insurance canceling, $2.6 trillion budget draining,  Obamacare, “have to pass it to see what’s in it” bill, taught them no lessons. When will our representatives start studying history and learning from past mistakes? When will they stand up for the rule of law? When will they stand up and defend our Constitution? When will they say what they mean and do what they say?

If, in fact, the president’s actions on immigration are against the Constitution and the rule of law, then why would the GOP cave in on the budget negotiations and actually allow them to be funded? Even though the money only supports the illegal amnesty until February of 2015, doesn’t the vote itself validate the president’s illegal executive action?

Senator Ted Cruz took a stand on that issue and tried to fund the government for additional days allowing the House to reconvene on Monday to further discuss the bill.  Cruz lost the support of  most Republicans and Democrats, but he did get the vote on record for anyone wanting to know who supported the funding of Obama’s amnesty without a fight. It puts all politicians on record for supporting the bills that the American people do not support.

Even Democrat, Jim Moran said.

“Democrats got virtually everything they wanted in the bill. In twenty years of being on the appropriations committee, I haven’t seen a better compromise in terms of Democratic priorities.” 

When did lies become the new truth? When did misrepresenting, misinforming, misguiding, deceiving, defrauding, misdirecting and betraying the American people become the norm? I know absolute power corrupts absolutely, but it has definitely reached a new high. Add in the press, who refuses to truthfully inform the American people as to the real actions of our government, the real state of the economy and the job market, and we have the perfect storm brewing!

Once again, in words from Boehner  in 2010,

“Around this chamber, looking upon us are the lawgivers from Moses, to Gaius, to Blackstone, to Thomas Jefferson. By our actions today, we disgrace their values. We break the ties of history in this chamber. We break our trust with America.”

As Americans, it is hard to resolve the feelings of betrayal and even harder to come to terms with an election that all our politicians felt had nothing to do with them or their actions. It is hard to reconcile that our choices at the ballot box have come down to choosing between the best of two evils. When the depth of corruption, deceit and red tape bureaucracy reach such  astronomical levels, it is time for a complete overhaul! Fire them all!!

FYI……..

A “yes” vote is a vote to pass the bill.

Voting yes were 31 Democrats, 24 Republicans and 1 independent.

Voting no were 21 Democrats, 18 Republicans and 1 independent.

Democrats Yes

Baldwin, Wis.; Begich, Alaska; Bennet, Colo.; Cardin, Md.; Carper, Del.; Casey, Pa.; Coons, Del.; Donnelly, Ind.; Durbin, Ill.; Hagan, N.C.; Heinrich, N.M.; Heitkamp, N.D.; Johnson, S.D.; Kaine, Va.; Landrieu, La.; Leahy, Vt.; Mikulski, Md.; Murphy, Conn.; Murray, Wash.; Nelson, Fla.; Pryor, Ark.; Reid, Nev.; Rockefeller, W.V.; Schatz, Hawaii; Schumer, N.Y.; Shaheen, N.H.; Stabenow, Mich.; Udall, Colo.; Udall, N.M.; Walsh, Mont.; Warner, Va.

Democrats No

Blumenthal, Conn.; Booker, N.J.; Boxer, Calif.; Brown, Ohio; Cantwell, Wash.; Franken, Minn.; Gillibrand, N.Y.; Harkin, Iowa; Hirono, Hawaii; Klobuchar, Minn.; Levin, Mich.; Manchin, W.V.; Markey, Mass.; McCaskill, Mo.; Menendez, N.J.; Merkley, Ore.; Reed, R.I.; Tester, Mont.; Warren, Mass.; Whitehouse, R.I.; Wyden, Ore.

Democrats Not Voting

Feinstein, Calif.

Republicans Yes

Alexander, Tenn.; Ayotte, N.H.; Barrasso, Wyo.; Blunt, Mo.; Boozman, Ark.; Burr, N.C.; Coats, Ind.; Cochran, Miss.; Collins, Maine; Cornyn, Texas; Enzi, Wyo.; Fischer, Neb.; Graham, S.C.; Hatch, Utah; Hoeven, N.D.; Isakson, Ga.; Johanns, Neb.; Kirk, Ill.; McConnell, Ky.; Murkowski, Alaska; Roberts, Kan.; Thune, S.D.; Toomey, Pa.; Wicker, Miss.

Republicans No

Corker, Tenn.; Crapo, Idaho; Cruz, Texas; Flake, Ariz.; Grassley, Iowa; Heller, Nev.; Johnson, Wis.; Lee, Utah; McCain, Ariz.; Moran, Kan.; Paul, Ky.; Portman, Ohio; Risch, Idaho; Rubio, Fla.; Scott, S.C.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Vitter, La.

Republicans Not Voting

Chambliss, Ga.; Coburn, Okla.; Inhofe, Okla.

Independents Yes

King, Maine.

Independents No

Sanders, Vt.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/12/14/3872420/senate-roll-vote-on-11-trillion.html#storylink=cpy

 

 

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The American People Have Spoken!!

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Election day has come and gone, and sanity has been restored to the country……I think!

The Republicans must hit the ground running in January and begin the process of voting on the 352 bills that have been gathering dust on Harry Reid’s desk all year. Although the president has been referring to the “do-nothing Congress,” it has been confirmed that there are 352 bills awaiting action by the Senate, led by Harry Reid. The Congress passed 352 bills; 98% passed with bipartisan support, 50% passed unanimously, 70% passed with two-thirds support of the House, and over 55 bills were introduced by Democrats. Is the do-nothing Senate the reason Republicans swept the elections?

Unfortunately the public must now sit through the never-ending speculation and analysis by the press while they evaluate and try to make sense of the Republican wave that swept through the country on November 4th. In the exit polls, CNN says only two in ten voters trust the government in Washington to do what’s right, half of voters expect life for the next generation of Americans to be worse, seven in ten voters say the nations’ economy is in bad shape and are concerned about the direction it is headed over the coming year, and more Americans say they voted to show opposition to Obama than support for him, and the country is equally disgusted with Democrats and Republicans.  From where I sit, it seems pretty elementary…. the American people are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore! It’s  time to get down to business! Release the chokehold on the economy, de-regulate small business, sign off on the keystone pipeline, secure our borders, enact sensible immigration reform, hold government officials accountable, get rid of Obamacare, quit polarizing the public and get the people off the dole and back to work. The paid vacation is over!

President Obama has been saying that he wants change, so lets finally see if he is telling the truth! When and if the House passes the keystone pipeline project, will Obama sign off? When and if the House secures the border and passes common sense immigration reform, will Obama sign off? When and if the House makes the necessary changes needed to get the country back on its feet, will we all finally see where President Obama really stands?

The next two years should set the stage, one way or another, for the 2016 presidential election. The next two years will determine whether a Democrat or a Republican will take the Executive branch.  Both parties need to understand that the American people are fed up and tired of seeing our hard-earned dollars wasted by a government that seems to care less about what we want or need. The party that stands up and takes action will be the party that gets the support of the American people in the next election, Republican, Democrat, Independent or Libertarian! We want action….no more political maneuvering, no more lies, no more self-serving agendas!! Just do the job you were elected to do, and remember the people are watching and our patience is gone!

 

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Votes? Inherent Value or a Political Means to an End?

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With midterm elections around the corner,  we have to ask ourselves if our voting system should be about the inherent value of our votes, or simply about winning elections?

Currently,  voter ID laws are the object of fights around the country in a game played out by politicians wanting to broaden their base and win elections.  Unfortunately, the only losers in this game are the American people.

When you are a citizen of the United States, born or naturalized, you are blessed with the opportunity and the right to cast your vote for a representative of your choice. Along with the vote comes great power and  responsibility. You, the individual voter, has the power to grant a politician, of your choice, the responsibility to govern our states and our country with integrity, based on the rule of law and our  constitution, framed by the morals and ethics which have guided this country for generations.

We MUST protect and preserve the integrity of our voting system.  If we allow the system to become corrupt, or to be manipulated then we will see our way of life fundamentally transformed and/or destroyed by the few who have become so powerful that they are willing to do anything, including ignoring and encouraging voter fraud, to hold onto that power.

Since the 2012 elections, there have been hundreds of people and/or groups charged, investigated and convicted of voter fraud. Many involving our government officials.  In a recent news story, it was reported that a Connecticut Democrat Representative, Christina Ayala was arrested on 19 charges of voter fraud. If we cannot trust our elected officials to maintain the integrity of our voting system, then who are we to trust?

Although Democrats continue to claim there is no such thing as voter fraud,  the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES) found,

 “Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress.”

In looking at a small sample of voter fraud headlines, you may tend to disagree with Democrats’ claims,

  • A Shorewood man was charged with 143 counts of voter fraud.
  •  Three women were arrested and charged with 56 counts of voter fraud, in Houston.
  •  A California Senator gets jail time in Voter Fraud Case.
  •  Over 140 cases of Voter Registration Fraud found in Minneapolis.
  •  Over 80 Voter fraud cases sent to Iowa prosecutors.
  • Ex-magistrate in West Virginia 4th official to plead guilty to voter fraud
  •  Woman uses 5 absentee ballots in voter fraud case in Texas.
  •  Cincinnati poll worker sentenced to 5 years for voter fraud in 3 presidential elections.
  •  FEMA official charged in Florida voter fraud
  •  State Representative and Democratic Party worker sentenced to 18 months for 20 counts of voter fraud
  •  Former MA lawmaker convicted of Voter Fraud Scheme
  •  New York Assemblymen uses voter fraud for gaining power.
  •  Over 500 non-citizens removed from Colorado Voter rolls
  •  Voter fraud found in Vernon, CA election – could change winner
  •  10 NDSU football players plead guilty to voter fraud.
  •  Kentucky voter fraud allegedly funded by drug money
  •  State sweep finds 1,251 non citizens voted in Florida

We have also seen alleged cases of fraud involving the stuffing of ballot boxes, non officials allowed to  transport ballots, voters using absentee ballots of friends, neighbors and even dead family members to cast more than one vote, double registration within 2 or more states, and illegal immigrants registering and casting ballots in elections.

Recently, in North Carolina, when SBOE officials did a sample cross check of their database, they discovered 6% or 600 non-U.S. citizens were registered to vote.  Jay DeLancy, executive director of the Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina, said

“We want to know how such a large number of non-U.S. citizens were ever registered to vote in the first place. There is clearly a system failure here and we need the Board of Elections and the DMV to help the Legislature and the public understand where the problem lies.”

So, if voter fraud is alive and well, why would any reasonable person or official, elected to uphold the law of our land, fight against a process that ensures the very integrity of the voting booth? Why are our elected officials refusing to acknowledge and repair the issues at hand within our voting system?  Why would Democratic representatives across the country be fighting to give immigrants who entered our country illegally, the right to vote?

In 2012, election officials from more than 60 countries traveled to the United States to observe the presidential elections as part of a program run by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. (IFES).  The majority of the officials agreed that the open voting system used in the United States, would never work, or be allowed in their countries. They felt the lack of IDs along with online and mail-in voting, allowed for too much fraud. They were also surprised that provisional ballots were even offered and shocked that local poll workers were allowed to “handle” the ballots.

The majority of countries around the world, take their election process extremely seriously. Most require IDs along with voter confirmation notices in order for a ballot to be cast.   Many countries mark voters with indelible ink to insure that each citizen casts only one vote. Why, would the most powerful, and once, the most influential nation in the world not take steps to ensure the integrity of our election process?

In a recent decision by the Supreme Court on voting restrictions in Texas, Justice Stevens noted that there was sufficient evidence of voter fraud,

“It remains true, however, that flagrant examples of such fraud in other parts of the country have been documented throughout this Nation’s history by respected historians and journalists, that examples have surfaced in recent years, demonstrate that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.”

However, in the United States, although photo ID’s are required in order to complete the most menial of tasks on a daily basis, it is not required in all states in order to perform the most sacred action entrusted to every citizen of our nation; voting.

There have also been many reports of voting machine errors. Representative Jim Moynihan of Illinois,  said his vote was changed when he cast his ballot.

“While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent. You can imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

In a similar situation, where a selection was changed three times by the voting machine, I contacted the State Board of Elections, who responded by saying,

“Apparently there was an issue in which one candidate was selected and the screen selected another. We regret that this happened. The sensors in the touch screens occasionally need to be calibrated so the area touched on the screen reflects the voter’s choice.”

If this is a situation that has occurred on other occasions, why are these machines not calibrated prior to election day? If these machines can, in any way, change, alter or switch a voters selection, without their knowledge, then why are they even used?

In testing the EDGE voting machines used in Virginia, researchers found “significant security weaknesses throughout the system.”The nature of these weaknesses raise serious questions as to whether the software can be relied upon to protect the integrity of elections, and lack reliable measures to detect or prevent tampering.” (https://www.verifiedvoting.org/resources/voting-equipment/sequoia/avc-edge/)

If there is even the slightest chance that a vote can be altered, or that a non-citizen can cast a ballot, then  the public at large and our elected officials should  be working together to validate our voting system. You must ask  yourself the question,

“Why would one political faction be so determined to expose our voting system to fraud, by allowing anyone, citizen or not, ID or not, to participate in the selection of our elected officials? “

In this day and age of such political polarization, and a time when the media and our elected officials refuse to listen to the voice of the people,  we should all be concerned about the loss of the only voice that we have left, OUR VOTE!   When we lose our voice in the voting booth, the very foundation of our Nation will exist no more.

 

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A Politicians Real Truth Exposed!

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Where will the country stand after the midterm elections? Where will Virginia stand after the next election? How about Kentucky, Colorado, or a host of other states around the country?  Should we have to wait until after the midterm elections to find out exactly who we just voted into office?

I sure hope not, because we all know the outcome to “lies first” and “facts later.” Remember Nancy Pelosi’s now famous line,  “we have to vote for it to find out exactly what is in it?”   How did that turn out? Over a trillion hard-earned taxpayer dollars wasted, millions of Americans losing their policies, insurance rates through the roof and deductibles unattainable.  Millions more set to receive their cancellation letters before Christmas.  But, how did that turn out for our elected officials? They kept their Cadillac insurance plans, subsidized 75% by the taxpayer, no interruption to their daily lives, all while we scrambled around in the mud trying to regain some sense of order to the disastrous mess they made at our expense.  Should we really wait until after the midterms to find out where the United States is headed, or should we grab that bull by the horns and decide which direction is best for the American people and not our politicians?

How much better off would we be, if we could actually hold our politicians responsible for the promises they make?  What if we could throw them out of office, without any fanfare, without any questions or excuses, if we found out that they lied to their constituents? I’m not talking about small untruths, or embellishments,  I am talking about purposeful, bold-face lies that have been told to the American people, in order to further political  careers, embolden political parties and fatten wallets while selling the American people down the proverbial drain?  How many politicians would lose their jobs today, if we were to hold them accountable for the bold-face lies they told? Unfortunately for us, too many to count.

Recently, the Democratic candidate for Kentucky, Alison Grimes, was caught like a deer in the headlights lying to the people of Kentucky. She claimed she was a supporter of the coal industry and  promised to fight for them, against President Obama’s “war on coal,” if elected. Unfortunately for her and fortunately for the people of Kentucky, it was discovered that she, in fact, bold-faced lied!  A major donor to her campaign admitted,

“Grimes is faking her support of the coal industry, and will f**k em as soon as she gets elected.”(http://youtu.be/L4sn-jI12_8)

What about the promises that were made to keep our borders secure? What about the promises that were made to keep our children and our communities safe from infectious diseases?  What about the promises made to send illegals back where they came from? What about the promises made to fight terrorism? As we have discovered, on so many fronts, our politicians refuse to tell us the truth. They bold-face lie! They refuse to answer simple questions on exactly where they stand on the issues.  They refuse to answer questions regarding their actions. We are exposed to evasion, avoidance, manipulation, denial, misdirection, and the ever-present distraction. Yet, predominantly, we see our current politicians bold-face lie to the American people, and meanwhile, mainstream media remains cooperative, collaborative, collusive and completely hand in glove with the political machine. The only truths are discovered through sleuth, by everyday Americans determined to expose our so-called public servants for who they really are.  Is this starting to sound like a conspiracy?  But what do they have to gain from deceiving the American people?  Power and money….it makes the world go round!

Mark Warner, incumbent senator running in Virginia, promised he would never vote for a health insurance bill if it did not allow  you to keep your policy or doctor if  you liked them. He voted “yes” for Obamacare, and he continues to support the failing ACA bill, knowing full well Americans cannot keep their policies or their doctors.  His current ads proclaim him as a successful small business owner, who has proven that he can work across party lines to get things done. But is that true? Mark Warner is currently the second richest Senator on the Hill. His net worth is estimated at over $270 million. Did he earn that by working hard to make his small business a huge success,  or did he use insider information while working with Chris Dodd, Democrat for Connecticut, about the newly emerging wireless industry and spectrum licensing to get a jump on the rest of Virginians? Does he support amnesty? Does he really support the “right to work state,” while pushing for bills that actually support big Unions and hurt the “right to work” cause? Has he really reached across the aisle, or has he voted with President Obama 97% of the time? What is the truth?

Recently, Harry Reid’s body guard physically attacked a “non-mainstream,” reporter for simply asking how Reid could be worth over $10 million on a public servant’s salary of $194,000 a year. If you believe he made it honestly, I have some land that I want to sell you in order to build a bridge across the Colorado River that is a priority to no one but Harry Reid’s bank account.

Last, but definitely not least, It has been proven that President Obama has told countless bold-face lies, in order to be elected and re-elected.

Is this legal? Can our politicians actually bold-face lie to us and get away with it? What if the lies result in disaster for the voting public?

Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 9-0 decision determined that political ads are protected by the First Amendment. In other words, our politicians are legally allowed to lie to the American people, and mainstream media is allowed to further those lies, refusing to uphold their oath to actually inform the American people, in order to further their political agenda.  However, in the same breath, 46 Senate Democrats, lead by Harry Reid, decided that the First Amendment was actually an impediment to re-election for them. As a result they decided it would be a good idea to regulate the amount of money everyday citizens could spend advocating for the political candidates of their choice. President Obama even conceded, in an oral argument, that the law being pushed by democrats would in fact, allow the government to ban political books or pamphlets. Imagine if this law had passed. Not only would we not be able to promote our political choices, but the government would have been able to stop American citizens from printing or distributing  any publications or pamphlets promoting our beliefs, all while upholding their right to purposefully bold-face lie  to the American people. The height of hypocrisy!

So what happens when lying is upheld in our court system, and the media, owned in a 75% majority by the Liberal left, promotes these lies that eventually thwart the truth that is necessary for the informed voter to make an educated choice in the voting booth?

If truth be told, the American people are F****D!

Dig deep for the truth, and go to the poles on November 4th and say enough is enough!!!

 

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Obama, Amnesty, Lies and the November Elections!

 

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As many times as President Obama has promised  immigration reform in return for the 67% and 71% of the Hispanic vote he received in his 2008 and 2012 bid for the White House, what has he actually achieved?  He has blamed House Republicans for the lack of reform all while refusing to admit that his commitment to securing our borders, would be the first step in actually gaining bipartisan support for reform.  Although a formal immigration reform bill has not been passed, over the past 6 years, President Obama has fundamentally and systematically destroyed U.S. laws on deportation and immigration. He has encouraged illegals to come into the country, sign up for government entitlement programs funded by taxpayers, all while demonizing and retaliating against any state that enforces immigration laws. He has consistently lied and misled the American people, while he has removed any and all barriers at our borders. Many Americans, who have been in favor of immigration reform, have now tired of the lack of legal ramifications for those crossing our borders and hiding within the system, while freely partaking of public services that we, as Americans, have paid for and must jump through hoops ourselves in order to receive. If the country wants immigration reform, they have to look no further than the oval office for causing the political stalemate that has stymied all efforts to resolve the issue.

Below, you will find a timeline that shows how President Obama has not only disregarded our current deportation and immigration laws, but has systematically opened up our borders and refused to deport any illegals currently in the US.  In this day of terrorist threats, you must ask the question, why is our back door wide open to those whose life’s purpose is to destroy us?

I know the article is long, but I can assure you, if you read the entire timeline, you will be fully informed and no doubt appalled at the deception that has been played out at the expense and detriment of the American citizens and the United States. (Senator Jeff Sessions has provided the majority of the timeline).

 

President Obama gave a speech on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Obama: “To begin with, our borders have been porous for decades.  Obviously, the problem is greatest along our Southern border, but it’s not restricted to that part of the country.  In fact, because we don’t do a very good job of tracking who comes in and out of the country as visitors, large numbers avoid immigration laws simply by over-staying their visas.”

“More fundamentally, the presence of so many illegal immigrants makes a mockery of all those who are going through the process of immigrating legally.  Indeed, after years of patchwork fixes and ill-conceived revisions, the legal immigration system is as broken as the borders.”

 

March 8 2010:  ICE (U.S Immigration and Custom Enforcement)  Inflates Deportation Statistics According to the Washington Post: “Months after reporting that the number of illegal immigrants removed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement increased 47 percent during President Obama’s first year in office, the Department of Homeland Security on Monday corrected the record, saying the actual increase in those deported and ‘voluntary departures’ was 5 percent.”

June 18, 2010: Obama Administration Sues Arizona over Immigration Enforcement Law. 

 Obama:  “For example, there are those in the immigrants’ rights community who have argued passionately that we should simply provide those who are [here] illegally with legal status, or at least ignore the laws on the books and put an end to deportation until we have better laws.  And often this argument is framed in moral terms:  Why should we punish people who are just trying to earn a living? I recognize the sense of compassion that drives this argument, but I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair.  It would suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there will be no repercussions for such a decision.  And this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration.  And it would also ignore the millions of people around the world who are waiting in line to come here legally.” 

July 30, 2010: In a memo to agency director Alejandro Mayorkas,  the Obama Administration details the plan to bypass Congress and grant amnesty by executive fiat.

October 17, 2010:  The administration dismissed hundreds of deportation cases. Up 700% between July and August 2010. 

Obama: “Ultimately, our nation, like all nations, has the right and obligation to control its borders and set laws for residency and citizenship.  And no matter how decent they are, no matter their reasons, the 11 million who broke these laws should be held accountable.”

August 24, 2010: The Houston Chronicle reported that DHS had begun “systematically reviewing thousands of pending immigration cases and moving to dismiss those filed against suspected illegal immigrants without serious criminal records.”

February 15, 2011: DHS Ignores Mandate To Maintain Operational Control of the Border.  The Government Accountability Office announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection maintains only 69 of the roughly 4,000 miles along the northern border and only 873 of the almost 2,000 miles along the southwestern border. Only 33.7 miles of the 700 miles of fence mandated by the Secure Fence Act of 2006 had been completed by that time. Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul responded to the President’s claim, stating “the border is not secure and it has never been more violent or dangerous.”

 Obama: “We have more boots on the ground on the Southwest border than at any time in our history.  We doubled the personnel assigned to Border Enforcement Security Task Forces.  We tripled the number of intelligence analysts along the border.  For the first time, we’ve begun screening 100 percent of southbound rail shipments.  And as a result, we’re seizing more illegal guns, cash and drugs than in years past.  Contrary to some of the reports that you see, crime along the border is down.  And statistics collected by Customs and Border Protection reflect a significant reduction in the number of people trying to cross the border illegally.”  “So the bottom line is this:  The southern border is more secure today than at any time in the past 20 years.”

March 16, 2010:  DHS Announces Termination of Funding for Virtual Fence Along the Southwestern Border

 Obama:But our borders are just too vast for us to be able to solve the problem only with fences and border patrols.  It won’t work.  Our borders will not be secure as long as our limited resources are devoted to not only stopping gangs and potential terrorists, but also the hundreds of thousands who attempt to cross each year simply to find work.” 

Obama:That’s why businesses must be held accountable if they break the law by deliberately hiring and exploiting undocumented workers.  We’ve already begun to step up enforcement against the worst workplace offenders.  And we’re implementing and improving a system to give employers a reliable way to verify that their employees are here legally. But we need to do more.  We cannot continue just to look the other way as a significant portion of our economy operates outside the law.  It breeds abuse and bad practices.  It punishes employers who act responsibly and undercuts American workers.”

January 2009: Obama Administration Ends Worksite Enforcement Actions.  In early 2009,  ICE executed a raid (initiated and planned under the Bush administration) on an engine machine shop in Bellingham, Washington, detaining 28 illegal immigrants who were using fake Social Security numbers and identity documents. Shortly thereafter, pro-amnesty groups criticized the Administration for enforcing the law. An unnamed DHS official was quoted in the Washington Times as saying, “the Secretary is not happy about it and this is not her policy.” Instead of enforcing the law, the Secretary investigated the ICE agents for simply doing their duty. Esther Olavarria, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, said on a call with employers and pro-amnesty groups that “we’re not doing raids or audits under this administration.”

Obama: “So, we have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I suspect there will be those who will try to move the goal posts one more time. They’ll say we need to triple the border patrol. Or quadruple the border patrol. They’ll say we need a higher fence to support reform. Maybe they’ll say we need a moat. Or alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics.”

June 1, 2011: Obama Administration Ignores New York’s Refusal to Cooperate with Federal Immigration Agents.  

 March – June 2011: ICE Director Morton outlines new enforcement priorities, despite having no legal or congressional authority to do so, he tells police to refrain from enforcing the law against individuals engaging in protests, if they are here illegally.

June 23, 2011: ICE Union Outraged Over Morton Administrative Amnesty Memos. The ICE union issued a press release expressing outrage over Director Morton’s actions, stating: “Unable to pass its immigration agenda through legislation, the Administration is now implementing it through agency policy.” “have excluded our union and our agents from the entire process of developing policies, it was all kept secret from us, we found out from the newspapers. “the result is a means for every person here illegally to avoid arrest or detention, as officers we will never know who we can or cannot arrest.” The release concluded: “we are asking everyone to please email or call your Congressman and Senators immediately and ask them to help stop what’s happening at ICE, we desperately need your help.”

Obama: “Today, there are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.  But they’ve broken the rules, and have cut in front of the line. And the truth is, the presence of so many illegal immigrants makes a mockery of all those who are trying to immigrate legally.”

August 1, 2011: Obama Administration Sues Alabama over Immigration Enforcement Law

August 18, 2011: Administration Begins Case-by-Case Review of Deportation Cases for Purposes of Granting Administrative Amnesty

September 2, 2011: Treasury Inspector General Reports Government Paying Billions in Tax Credits to Illegal Immigrants. “Millions of people are seeking this tax credit who, we believe, are not entitled to it. We have made recommendations to the IRS as to how they could address this, and they have not taken sufficient action in our view to solve this problem.”

September 7, 2011:  Illinois Board of Commissioners Votes To Ignore Federal Immigration Law

October 18, 2011: Obama Administration Ignores Santa Clara County’s Defiance of Federal Immigration Law

October 19, 2011: Obama Administration Ignores Washington, D.C.’s Defiance of Federal Immigration Law

October 28, 2011: Administration Stops Routine Border Searches.  Border Patrol field offices nationwide received orders from DHS headquarters to stop regular inspections at transportation hubs—both at the border and in the interior of the country—The article noted that “halting the practice has baffled agents” who said it was “an effective way to catch unlawful immigrants, including smugglers and possible terrorists.”

October 31, 2011: Obama Administration Sues South Carolina over Immigration Enforcement Law.

November 7, 2011: USCIS Stops Issuing “Notices to Appear” in Immigration Court for Non-Priority Deportation Cases

November 17, 2011: ICE Announces Review of Entire Immigration Court Docket in an Effort To Close More Deportation Cases

November 22, 2011: Obama Administration Sues Utah over Immigration Enforcement Law.

November 22, 2011: Obama Administration Ignores New York City’s Defiance of Federal Immigration Law.

December 11, 2011: Reports Surface That Obama Will Reduce National Guard at the Border. From 2006 to 2008, under the Bush administration, thousands of troops worked along the border as part of “Operation Jumpstart” to free up Border Patrol to focus on border security. On April 17, 2012, the Administration reduced the number to 300; there are currently about 130 Guard members stationed on the border.

December 29, 2011: ICE Creates 24-Hotline for Illegal Immigrant Detainees. ICE announced a new 24-hour hotline for illegal immigrant detainees to ensure that they “are made aware of their rights.” The hotline is to be staffed by the Law Enforcement Support Center, which ICE had previously claimed was too understaffed to respond to local law enforcement trying to verify immigration status.

January 5, 2012: DHS Stops Secure Communities in Alabama in Retaliation for State Immigration Enforcement Law.

Obama: “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case.”

January 6, 2012: USCIS Announces Proposal To Permit an Entire Segment of Illegal Immigrant Population To Remain in the U.S. USCIS announced a proposed rule to allow the illegal immigrant relatives of U.S. citizens to apply for waivers to remain in U.S., thereby avoiding the law that requires them to return to their home countries and apply for a waiver. USCIS Director Mayorkas emphasized they would also consider expanding the waiver to illegal immigrant relatives of green card holders and clarified that even illegal immigrants in deportation proceedings  are  eligible for these waivers.  USCIS issued field guidance for the program, instructing USCIS officers that an applicant with a criminal history is still eligible for a waiver as long as the offense qualifies as a “petty offense” or “youthful offender” exception under the INA and is not a crime involving moral turpitude.

January 9, 2012: Inspector General Reveals Rubberstamping of Immigration Applications. USCIS officials pressure employees to approve applications that should have been denied and that employees believe they do not have enough time to complete interviews of applicants.

January 16, 2012: ICE Prosecutors Suspend Deportation Proceedings

January 19, 2012: Obama Uses Executive Order to Eliminate Statutory Interview Requirement for Certain Countries. The order waived these requirements for travelers from China and Brazil, increasing the potential for visa over-stays and risking national security and law enforcement threats.

February 7, 2012: New ICE Public Advocate for Illegal Immigrants

 Obama: “First, we strengthened security at the borders so that we could finally stem the tide of illegal immigrants.  We put more boots on the ground on the southern border than at any time in our history.  And today, illegal crossings are down nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000.”

February 13, 2012: Obama Budget Slashes 287(g) Program. The President’s FY2013 budget proposed a cut in funding for ICE and the 287(g) program, effectively gutting it.

April 25, 2012: DHS Announces Another Delay of Biometric Exit System. Dating back to 1996, Congress has mandated six times that this system be implemented and the 9/11 Commission recommended that DHS complete this system “as quickly as possible.”

June 5, 2012: ICE Deportation Dismisses Up To 20,000

June 12, 2012: Obama Administration sues Florida for Effort to Remove Ineligible Voters

June 15, 2012: Obama Bypasses Congress and Unilaterally Implements the DREAM Act

June 25, 2012: Obama Administration Rescinds Arizona’s 287(g) Agreements in Retaliation for Supreme Court Upholding State Immigration Enforcement Law. 

Obama: “Right now, there are more Border Patrol agents and surveillance resources on the ground than at any time in our history.”

July 6, 2012: Obama Administration Announces Closure of Nine Border Patrol Stations. —Lubbock, Amarillo, Dallas, San Antonio, Abilene, and San Angelo, Texas; Billings, Montana; Twin Falls, Idaho; and Riverside, California.

September 12, 2012: Administration Admits Aggressive Campaign To Recruit Immigrants To Sign Up for U.S. Welfare Program. USDA personnel conducted more than 30 meetings with the Mexican government to encourage noncitizen enrollment in food stamps and 14 other USDA-administered welfare programs. It is later revealed that a pamphlet distributed at Mexican consulates in the U.S. assures non-citizens that food stamp enrollment will not affect their path to citizenship, and that the USDA produced and broadcasted a soap opera-like “radio novela,” the premise of which included pressuring an individual to enroll in food stamps even though she insisted she did not need the benefits.

October 4, 2012: Obama Administration Ignores Los Angeles County’s Defiance of Federal Immigration Laws

February 14, 2013: Administration Announces It Approved Nearly 200,000 DACA Applications. USCIS released its latest DACA statistics showing that the Administration had, to that point, granted deferred action to 199,460 illegal immigrants under the program.

February 26, 2013: DHS Says It Has No Metrics for Determining Whether the Border Is Secure. On March 21, 2013, the New York Times reported that administration officials admitted that “they had resisted producing a single measure to assess the border because the president did not want any hurdles placed on the pathway to eventual citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally.

February 2013: Obama Administration Uses Sequester as Excuse To Release More Than 2,000 Illegal Immigrants from ICE Custody

August 23, 2013: Obama Administration Adds Broad New Category of Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Backdoor Amnesty. ICE issued a new policy prohibiting its agents from detaining and/or deporting illegal immigrant parents, legal guardians, and “primary caretakers” of minor children.

October 5, 2013: Obama Administration Ignores California’s Defiance of Federal Immigration Law.

November 30, 2013: Administration Has Approved Over 500,000 DACA Applications

January, 2014: DHS advertises for babysitters for the expected surge of illegal children across U.S. borders over the coming summer. They promise to award a 5 year contract, at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer, all while saying the border is secure.

Obama:Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own.  And believe me, right now dealing with Congress… Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting.  I promise you. Not just on immigration reform.  But that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions.  That’s not how our Constitution is written.”

March 5, 2014: Administration unilaterally acts to provide work permits to spouses of H-1B guest workers, increasing the supply of guest workers by almost 100,000 plus an additional 30,000 each following year.

Obama:   “Protecting public safety and deporting dangerous criminals has been and will remain the top priority, but we are going to refocus our efforts where we can to make sure we do what it takes to keep our border secure.”   “We focused our enforcement efforts on criminals who are here illegally and who endanger our communities.  And today, deportations of criminals is at its highest level ever. “

May  31, 2014:  DHS DOC Reveals Mass Release of Criminal Aliens. The Obama administration released more than 63,000 criminal immigrants with nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included murder, rape, pedophilia, and kidnapping as well as thousands of drug-related crimes.

Obama:  “First, we strengthened security at the borders so that we could finally stem the tide of illegal immigrants.  We put more boots on the ground on the southern border than at any time in our history.  And today, illegal crossings are down nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000.” 

Summer, 2014:  Tens of thousands of illegal men, women and children surge the border and overwhelm border patrol.

June, 2014:  Eric holder of DOJ, reports that the U.S. will supply over 100 lawyers and paralegals for the illegals surging the border at the cost of over $2 million to taxpayers. DHS decides to house illegals at military bases. Free charter flights will be arranged to fly illegals across the US to unite with families who are also here illegally at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer.

July, 2014: New reports show the number of migrants who crossed the border in family units outnumbered the unaccompanied children and come to the U.S. carrying disease. A large number of “children” crossing border unaccompanied are actually teenagers between 15 and 18 and some participating in gangs. The majority of illegals crossing the border carry tuberculosis, scabies and other infectious diseases. “There is really no hard stop at the border, and we have no idea health-wise what diseases are coming across,” a health official who works in the McAllen border said.  ”There’s no real medical screening either. Basically if [an illegal immigrant] tells a Border Patrol agent or law enforcement official they feel sick, or if they look sick, then they’re checked. If they don’t say anything, that’s it, they’re cleared.”

Obama: The children who are fortunate enough to survive it will be taken care of while they go through the legal process, but in most cases that process will lead to them being sent back home.” 

July-August, 2014: Surge of illegal children over the border are secretly transported to communities and cities across the U.S. with out prior notification to local governments. Communities budgets are stretched beyond limits. 

Obama:   “In embracing America, you can become American. And that enriches all of us.

July, 2014: Obama and Holder sue an American Company for requiring employees to speak English.

Obama: “We’re sending a strong signal that they can’t simply show up at the border and automatically assume that they’re going to be absorbed.”

September, 2014: Illegal surge of children at the border are placed into U.S. schools. Over 37,000 newly arrived illegal children are enrolled in public schools at a cost to taxpayers of $750 billion. Public schools and communities are not able to handle the overcrowding and the demand on local budgets and services.

Obama:Protecting public safety and deporting dangerous criminals has been and will remain the top priority, but we are going to refocus our efforts where we can to make sure we do what it takes to keep our border secure.”

Obama: “Today, I sent a letter to congressional leaders asking that they work with me to address the urgent humanitarian challenge on the border, and support the immigration and Border Patrol agents who already apprehend and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants every year.” 

 September, 2014: Obama administration stops prosecutions of first time illegals under “Operation Streamline.” “Operation Streamline is like one of the last strongholds we have as a deterrent. Our manpower is dwindling on a daily basis,” Worsencroft said. “The fence can only do so much.”

Obama:  “Are folks more interested in politics, or are they more interested in solving the problem? If they’re interested in solving the problem, then this can be solved. If the preference is for politics, then it won’t be solved.” 

September, 2014:   Obama administration turns blind eye to  hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens receiving free healthcare through Obamacare, while Americans are thrown off their policies.

Please find out if your State Senator or Congressman support Amnesty.  If you believe that we must secure our borders before offering another amnesty to millions of illegals, then please go to the polls and vote in November!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We MUST Bite Off the Hand that Feeds Us!

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Recently, President Obama told a British news magazine,

 “There’s almost no economic metric by which you couldn’t say that the U.S. economy is better and that corporate bottom lines are better. None.”

 Some facts:

  •  Roughly 50 million native-born, working age Americans are not working. Over half of these people are of prime working age.
  •  67% of children have one parent that is unemployed.
  •  The current unemployment rate is 9.6% (This includes the number of Americans who have dropped out of the market)
  •  Unemployment rate for 18-34 year olds is 46%.
  •  3.9 million Americans are unemployed over 27 weeks.
  •  3.9 million manufacturing jobs lost since Obama took office.
  •  Over 721,000 “Shovel Ready” jobs lost since 2008.
  •  The last time the labor force participation rate was this low was in 1978.
  •  In July 2014, part-time jobs increased by 799,000 while full-time jobs fell by 523,000.
  •  53% of American workers make less than $30,000 a year.
  •  The U.S, poverty rate has increased to 16.1%, higher than when the “War on Poverty” began in 1965.
  •  Median household income in American has fallen for four straight years with an overall decline of $4000.
  •  In 2008, student debt was at $440 billion.  Today student debt is over a $1 trillion.
  •  Gas prices have increased 79% under Obama.
  •  The average increase in insurance rates since Obamacare was implemented is $3,671, with deductibles ranging from $6,000 to 15,000.
  • Over 5 million Americans have lost their insurance due to Obamacare.
  •  Over 47 million Americans are on food stamps.
  •  The U.S. Census reports that over 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program
  • In 2008, the U.S. debt to GDP ration was under 70%. Today that has jumped to 110%.

In the same interview with a British news magazine, Obama said,

 “I would take the complaints of the corporate community with a grain of salt. They always complain about regulation, that’s their job.”

 

Is this statement true? Has small business been affected negatively by the number of regulations imposed by the Obama Administration?

The Regulatory Flexibility Act directs federal agencies to assess the effects of rules and regulations on small business. Obama has actually issued fewer regulations for business than Bush, however, the regulations he has enacted have impacted small business more than any enacted by Bush. Therefore, the most important question is not how many regulations have been implemented, but how good are they and do they help or hinder the economy?

In 2012, alone, the American Action forum said,

“The cost of regulations has added tremendous costs to the economy and finds that the year 2012 tops every year in the past twelve in terms of final rule cost.”

 Reported in Forbes in March of 2013,

“Small business is still in recession. The number of startup jobs has fallen 30% below the Bush and Clinton eras. The rate of new business formation in the US has fallen to a record low. The reductions in small business employment during 2008 and 2009 were the largest ever recorded in the history of the National Federation of Independent Business data series. Now, four years after the supposed “recovery,” small business is no better off.”

 “Federal government employment has grown and most big companies have recovered. However, 1 in 5 small firms expect to drop employees and 1 in 3 expect to decrease capital spending and expect to be in more severe cash flow troubles by the end of the year.”

 

What has caused small business growth to remain stagnant? Let’s begin with Obamacare, over-regulation, high corporate tax rates, and the Federal Reserve’s giveaways to “too big to fail” financial institutions.  Did you know that the top four “big banks” control over 40% of the credit markets? Did you know that this percentage has grown over 10% since Obama took office? With the passage of Obama’s Dodd-Frank law, there are over 330 fewer small banks and the volume of business loans under $1 million fell 13%.

 

A new study by the Brookings Institute indicates that businesses are shutting down faster than they are opening. The US economy has become less entrepreneurial over time, but the drop since 2006 is disturbing.

 

“The level of business deaths kept growing along with the overall level of business in the economy, but the level of business births did not- it held relatively steady before dropping significantly in the recent downturn. In fact, business deaths now exceed business births for the first time in the thirty-plus-year history of our data.”

 

A growing economy is necessary for newer and smaller businesses to form and since the economy is not growing, there are many businesses that may never have the opportunity to start-up. The Obama presidency has been good for larger firms and those with connections in Washington. The higher tax rates do not impact large business as much as it does smaller business. So under Obama, we have seen big government and big business thrive while small business, the real driver of job creation and the economy, has been further depressed through higher regulation, higher taxes, and higher healthcare costs because of Obamacare.

 

Obama’s 2009 stimulus did little to stimulate private sector jobs, but gave massive funding to state and local government jobs. Private sector jobs in 2012 were down by 4% from January 2008, however federal employment was actually up 11.4%.  The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in March that employing government workers costs 45% more than an equivalent private sector worker.  Government workers average 33% higher pay and their pension and retirement benefit costs are now 254% higher as well. The total compensation for government workers is now 45 % higher than the private sector, which partially explains why the federal debt has more than tripled to 110% of GDP.

 

In July 2014, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve chairwoman, told Congress,

 

“Too many Americans remain unemployed, inflation remains below our longer-run objective and not all of the necessary financial reform initiatives have been completed”.

 

So what is the truth?  In the past, new business bailed out the economy and spurred innovation and new jobs. Without these small businesses, and an economy dominated by big government, big money and political favors, the free enterprise system that the United States has enjoyed since its foundation will never recover.

 

We MUST  bite off the hand that feeds us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Lies; the New Truth?”

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Sandra Fluke. Who is she? Do you know what she stands for?  What do you know about her qualifications? What does she have to do with Hobby Lobby? Does she speak the truth or does she tell Lies; the new truth?

In March of 2012, Sandra Fluke was a student at Georgetown, a Jesuit university, and spoke before an unofficial hearing convened by Democrats. At the hearing, she criticized  Georgetown University because they would not pay for or cover her birth control, and she made the following statement,

 “When I look around my campus, I see the faces of the women affected by this lack of contraceptive coverage. And especially in the last week, I have heard more and more of their stories. On a daily basis, I hear from yet another woman from Georgetown or from another school or who works for a religiously affiliated employer, and they tell me that they have suffered financially, emotionally and medically, because of this lack of coverage. And so I’m here today to share their voices, and I want to thank you for allowing them — them, not me — to be heard.” I am an American woman who uses contraceptives!”

Enter Rush Limbaugh, who responds on his radio show by saying,

 “What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We’re the pimps.”

Because of Limbaugh’s comments, Sandra Fluke became an overnight sensation. She was suddenly the expert on contraceptives and women’s healthcare rights. Immediately she began touring colleges and universities around the United States talking to young girls and women about empowerment and how Republicans were purposefully taking away women’s access to healthcare and contraceptives.

She was then invited to speak at the Democratic  National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. After her speech, which wrongly accused Republicans of mentally, emotionally and physically abusing women, James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal wrote,

“Seriously, the party of Andrew Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman chose to showcase someone whose claim to fame is that she demands that somebody else pay for her birth control.”

Erick Erickson of CNN said,

“Of course Rush Limbaugh was being insulting. He was using it as a tool to highlight just how absurd the Democrats’ position is on this. It’s what he does and does quite well. And in the process he’s exposing a lot of media bias on the issue as people rush out (no pun intended) to make Sandra Fluke a victim of his insults and dance around precisely what is really insulting? Her testimony before congress that American taxpayers should subsidize the sexual habits of Georgetown Law School students because, God forbid, they should stop having sex if they cannot afford the pills themselves.”

Is contraception really unaffordable? Lets look at the cost.  As reported in US News, Money and Personal Finance, the cost runs between $15 and $50 per month depending on your insurance coverage. This amounts to $150 to $600 per year. The cost of condoms, which also prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, runs from 20 cents to $2.50 a piece. Depending on your personal taste in condoms, a max of about $150 per year.

Now, let’s look at the TRUTH behind the Hobby Lobby case that went before the Supreme Court and the FACTS surrounding their decision.

First, the actual complaint (reader’s digest version directly from the court documents):

 “The Green Family’s religious beliefs forbid them from participating in, providing access to, paying for, training others to engage in, or otherwise supporting abortion-causing drugs and devices.”

What does that really represent?  Below is a list of exactly what Hobby Lobby now and will continue to cover and offer all its employees:

  1.  Male condoms
  2. Female condoms
  3. Diaphragms with spermicide
  4. Sponges with spermicide
  5. Cervical caps with spermicide
  6. Spermicide alone
  7. Birth-control pills with estrogen and progestin (“Combined Pill)
  8. Birth-control pills with progestin alone (“The Mini Pill)
  9. Birth control pills (extended/continuous use)
  10. Contraceptive patches
  11. Contraceptive rings
  12. Progestin injections
  13. Implantable rods
  14. Vasectomies
  15. Female sterilization surgeries
  16. Female sterilization implants

Below is a list of  exactly does Hobby Lobby does not want to  cover or offer all its employees based on their religious beliefs:

  1. Plan B (“The Morning After Pill
  2. ”Ella (a similar type of “emergency contraception”)
  3. Copper Intra-Uterine Device
  4. IUD with progestin

What is the difference between these two lists?

The first list is currently what Hobby Lobby offers to all its employers and is considered “contraception.” The items in this list PREVENT pregnancy.

The second list is what Hobby Lobby will not offer its employees based on their religious beliefs. The four items listed are all ABORTION INDUCING devices or medications. These are used AFTER pregnancy is achieved.

In conclusion, Hobby Lobby has no issues supplying its employees with coverage for the PREVENTION of pregnancy, i.e. contraception, nor does it interfere with a woman’s healthcare.

The Supreme Court agreed with Hobby Lobby.

So now lets go back to Sandra Fluke, a woman who graduated from Georgetown University, with a degree in law, and a double major at Cornell University.  After the Supreme Court released its findings, Sandra Fluke interpreted their ruling and made the following statement,

“What this is really about at its base is trying to figure out as many ways as possible to limit women’s access to reproductive healthcare.”

Did I miss something? Did Hobby Lobby refuse to pay for any contraception or healthcare for women? Did the Supreme Court decide that religious organizations did not have  to pay for ANY women’s healthcare or contraception? Why is she misrepresenting the findings? The only thing that is being limited in regards to women is abortion inducing drugs or procedures.

Did Sandra Fluke really learn the law at Georgetown or is she purposefully distorting the truth in order to tow the party line and support  the agenda of the Democratic party?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic Party’s national chairwoman said,

 “This is going to turn the dial back. Republicans want to do everything they can to have the long hand of government, and now the long hand of business, reach into a woman’s body and make healthcare decisions for her.”

Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire said,

“ Today’s Supreme Court decision unfortunately jeopardizes basic healthcare coverage and access to contraception for a countless number of women.”

Senate Democratic leader, Harry Reid said,

“Our party must now fight to preserve women’s access to contraceptive coverage.”

Hillary Clinton chastised the Supreme Court for ruling that an employer can refuse to provide women with contraception on religious grounds.

CBS reported,

“The Supreme Court as pitted women’s rights against religious freedom. It upheld a challenge to a key provision of Obamacare—the one that requires coverage for birth control.”

Is that really what the ruling said?  Or has this just become another witch-hunt to distract voters from the real issues and to garner votes for the Democrats? Another “War on Women” campaign?

Is it just a coincidence that mainstream media along with Democrats are screaming from the rooftops that the Republicans have taken away the rights of women to receive healthcare and contraception?

As a taxpayer, whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, why should our employers or we be responsible for picking up the tab for an abortion when a woman fails to protect herself during a sexual encounter? Is that really our responsibility? Is it okay to demand rights for yourself while stomping on the rights of others?

Have we seen a pattern established in this country under the current administration that has taken hold? A pattern where no one is held responsible or accountable for his or her own actions? Where the taxpayer is responsible for putting up their hard earned dollars to cover everyones bad decisions?  Have we seen our government and our media distort and misrepresent the truth in the name of politics? Is it okay to lie, cheat and steal in order to get the votes needed to win?

What happened to honor and truth and facts? Or have Lies become the new truth?

 

 

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Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of U.S. Immigration Laws”

 

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Congress has passed a total of 7 amnesties since 1986.  Each one gave blanket amnesty to illegals that were residing within the United States.  Each time, the public was promised that border control would be stepped up. But has the border really been secured? Based on an agreement reached in Congress in 2011, President Obama said the fence along the border of Mexico is “now basically complete.”  In his speech on May 10, 2011, in El Paso, he further said,

 

“We have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. All the stuff they asked for, we’ve done. But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I’ve got to say I suspect there are still going to be some who are trying to move the goals posts on us one more time. They’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics.”

 

I have one question after reading his comments on border security. If the border is secure, then how have thousands and thousands of illegals been able to cross the border into the United States? Now, thousands of minor children are flooding into the United States. Are our borders secure or are we looking at yet, another untruth told by this administration?

 

I found an article on PolitiFact.com that answered my question.

In their article, the following was said,

 

“Department of Homeland Security officials told us they have finished 649 our 652 miles of fencing (99.5 percent) which includes 299 miles of vehicle barriers and 350 miles of pedestrian fence.”

But the same day, Senator De Mint said,

 

“The Obama administration has not done its job to finish the border fence that is a critical part of keeping Americans safe and stopping illegal immigration. Five years ago, legislation was passed to build a 700-mile double layer border fence along the southwest border. This is a promise that has not been kept. Today, according to the staff at the Department of Homeland Security, just 5% of the double layer fencing is complete, only 36.1 miles.”

 

So, does that mean that President Obama is lying? Are you having flash backs to the promise, that you could keep your insurance and your doctor if you liked them?

 

Let’s flash back to President Obama’s Dream Act of 2012.

The president used his pen and phone to pass the Dream Act, which allows children of illegal aliens bought into the country, legal status in the US, without fear of deportation, and eligibility to receive instate tuition.  This law will impact approximately 800,000 illegal immigrants from the ages of 16-30. The Dream Act was passed without Congressional or Senate approval. President Obama said he passed it because Republicans were blocking the act. In fact it lost the vote in the Senate because 5 Democrats voted against it. Had they followed party lines, the Dream Act would have been approved.  Why did Obama not get the support he needed in order for the act to pass through constitutionally?

 

After his announcement, that he alone had passed the Dream Act without legislative support, a reporter asked the President,

 

“Mr. President, why do you favor foreign workers over Americans?”

 

President Obama told the reporter not to interrupt. The question was never answered.

 

Now, lets flash-forward to today at our borders.

 

President Obama is prohibiting Border Patrol Agents from talking to journalists about the thousands of minors crossing into the United States.  Why is he denying them the right to tell the public what is really going on at the border? What happened to being the most transparent administration in history? The AP recently obtained an email from an assistant patrol agent ordering more than 3000 agents not to speak to reporters about what was going on at the border or face disciplinary action or be charged criminally.  Why?

 

Representative Steve King said,

 

 “I’m afraid President Obama is going to do nothing to secure our border with Mexico. Right now, the United States effectively has no border with Mexico and the borders in Central America all the way down to Panama appear to be wide open as well.”

 

Why the sudden insurgence of minors across the border?

This is happening because of the President’s de facto amnesty for children who are in the United State illegally. President Obama recently renewed the Dream Act legitimizing juveniles who are in the US “illegally and unaccompanied.

 

When agents at the border asked over 200 non-Mexican immigrants why they were entering into the United States, 95% said they headed to the U.S because they had been told they could get a free pass simply by showing up at the border. A large percentage also said that their family members in the US told them to travel immediately because the government was issuing immigration passes until the end of June. These children and adults are not scaling the fences, they are surrendering to border control agents, because they know they will not be turned away.  They are all giving the same answer, “if you go down there, the chances of you getting sent back or deported to your native country are slim to none.” “It’s a free ticket.”  “Obama will never deport us and we can receive welfare for life. “

 

The question of the day is how these thousands of children are able to travel approximately 1800 miles through Mexico’s rough terrain to Texas? We know they would never be able to do it on their own as the majority are under 12 years of age and a lot of these kids are arriving with measles, tuberculosis and scabies. Who is helping them reach the border? How are these children crossing the Mexican border? Is Mexico intentionally letting them in and why?

 

So what is the Obama administration offering to the unaccompanied kids flooding in to the United States?

 

Mattresses have been ordered along with medical supplies and other basics. Vendors are being contracted to provide the children with nutritional meals and FEMA will provide counseling and recreational activities. There are makeshift cafes and medical centers and telephone banks and computers have been set up so they can reach other family members already in the United States. Three military installations are being used to house the immigrants.  A border patrol agent said the government is chartering airlines to fly the children form Texas to Arizona.

 

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new program called “Justice AmeriCorps,” which will provide free lawyers and paralegal services to the illegal’s flooding the border. This program alone  is costing approximately $2million of taxpayer dollars. But that is just the beginning.

 

The Obama administration says,

“They need to defend a vulnerable population from discrimination based on their immigration status.”

 Who is paying the tab for the chartered planes, food, medical care, beds, facilities and lawyers?  Plain and simple…The US Taxpayer.

Vice President Joe Biden said,

 “The U.S. needs a constant, unrelenting stream of new immigrants to buttress the national economy.”

 Representative Henry Cueller, a Democrat, but overall critic of how Obama has handled the crisis said,

 “If we don’t send the message that they can’t just come in and stay here, its gonna continue, this wave of humanity.”

 The National Association of Former Border Patrol Agents said,

“This is not a humanitarian crisis. It is a predictable, orchestrated and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders that knowingly puts minor illegal alien children at risk for purely political purposes.” Certainly we are not gullible enough to believe that thousands of unaccompanied minor children came to America without the encouragement, aid and assistance of the United States Government. This campaign is a political deception and the responsibility rests with the political leaders who support a path to citizenship, regularization or any other form of amnesty for illegal aliens before providing for full protections for national security and public safety. Non-enforcement of immigration laws is the next step in becoming a failed state.”

Gil Kerlikowske, a commissioner of U.S Customs and Border Protection said Friday,

“Border Patrol agents are changing diapers and heating baby formula in order to care for some of the youngest children. “

 

Other agents have said,

 “ After they have crossed the border they are processed and bused or flown to another state like Arizona, Virginia or Maryland where they are given a court date and dropped off in hope they might actually show up. They hardly ever do and court dates can be as far away as three years.  Many of them are in advanced stages of pregnancy and will likely have a child that will become an American citizen.”

A border patrol agent, stationed in South Texas, whose name is being withheld in fear of retaliation, sent a letter to journalist Adan Salazar, saying,

Good Morning,

I am a Border Patrol Agent in the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV), south of Corpus Christi, Texas.  Thank you for your continued support and coverage of the ongoing crisis on the border.  I would like to take a moment to convey the absolute desperation that we are reaching down here.  We have been ordered to release thousands of Family Units (Parent/Child), and thousands of teenage unaccompanied juveniles (Under 18).  We have encountered numerous instances of fraud, kidnapping, and exploitation where adults are claiming that very young children are their own, when in fact they are not.  Many of the unaccompanied juveniles are claiming that they have a responsible parent to be released to, when in fact they do not.

As a Border Patrol Agent, I can tell you as an eyewitness that we are currently losing more than we are catching.  On a good day, we catch approximately 30 to 40 percent of all crossers while the rest simply get away.  In the RGV, we have been averaging around 10,000 apprehensions per week.  That means we are losing well over 10,000 aliens per week.  And the aliens that are getting away are not the juveniles or the family units because they are turning themselves in at the first sight of agents.  The ones we are losing are convicted felons, aliens from special interest countries, and other high-risk individuals.  We are so overwhelmed and preoccupied by the flood of juveniles and family units that we cannot use our resources to catch the more serious aliens.

In the RGV, we have been releasing aliens, through ICE, in Brownsville, Texas and McAllen, Texas.  We have been ordered to go out of our way to bus them to those locations for release because they are cities of mostly Hispanic heritage, so fewer people will notice or care.  We have been doing that for months before the stories broke in Phoenix, Arizona a couple of weeks ago.

We cannot get any attention or relief down here.  We desperately need immediate manpower, resources, and a firm support of Americans.  This is de facto amnesty.  The President and the Secretary of Homeland Security will ignore this issue as long as possible in order to let as many illegal aliens gain entry into the United States.

Again, thank you for your undying support and patriotism.  You have no idea how much my fellow agents and I appreciate it. God bless America.

If we can afford to charter planes to fly the illegal immigrants to Arizona, then why can’t they be flown back home and put into the care of their own country?

Why would anyone believe that asking illegals to return for their court dates in 90 days would in anyway force them to show up, especially when we will supply them will all they need to stay here and live comfortably?

The question of the day is why would President Obama open our borders and invite thousands and thousands of minors and adults to cross the border illegally into the United States?

Representative King said last week that Obama has manufactured the crisis in an attempt to overload the social welfare system.

 “I do feel this attempt to flood the border with illegals is a playing out of the Cloward-Piven theory.”

 “In 1960, Professors Richard Cloward and Francis Piven of Columbia University, Obama’s alma mater, devised a plan to provoke chaos by deliberately overwhelming governmental systems and the U.S. economy to the point of collapse, paving the way for state intervention that would ultimately replace America’s free enterprise republic with a collectivist system.”

 “If you don’t see them bring reinforcements down there to seal the border, that means that, yes, it’s a Cloward –Piven maneuver to flood the country until we get to the point where we are an open-borders country that welcomes everybody, legal and illegal.”

 Representative Steve Stockman agreed that Obama, who studied the chaos strategy (Cloward-Piven) at Columbia, according to a classmate, “is trying to do a Cloward-Piven thing with the border. This is a crisis the White House intends to create.”

 Will it overwhelm our system? When Obama took office, we had 13 million Americans on food stamps and now a record 47 million are using SNAP cards. We have almost 13 million Americans on Welfare and close to 6 million on Unemployment.  In almost all of our states, welfare pays more than minimum wage and in some cases as much as $24 per hour.  Almost 30% of welfare recipients receive benefits for 3-5 years and 20% over 5 years. Unemployment rates have stayed close to 7% with 3 times as many people dropping out of the labor force then joining it.  In April alone, 288,000 jobs were created while 806,000 people gave up looking. In April, 92,594,000 dropped out of the labor force and that was 1 million more then the month before. The number of women not in the labor force has risen to an all time high, there was a huge loss of jobs in the 24-54-age range and in 20% of American families no one works, and the majority of jobs being created are low wage, part time and temporary jobs.

Then we can look to the growing number of scandals besides the ignoring of our immigration laws; IRS targeting of Americans, Fast and Furious, the NSA spying on Americans, the spying on the conservative media and their sources, the lack of reporting by the left leaning media, the negotiating with terrorists and trading of 5 Taliban leaders for one deserter, the drawing of red lines in the sand , the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea, Russia, the questionable deals with Iran, the constant political correctness forced on all Americans, the constant regulations placed on small business, the failed website and lies around Obamacare, the accusations of working Americans never paying their fair share, the demonization of anyone who disagrees with the current agenda, the War on Coal, the government takeover of American lands, the Climate Change lies, the over-reaching of the EPA and the FCC, the killing of Christians across the globe, the constant attack on our Constitution,  and you have to ask yourselves, ”is this the fundamental transformation that President Obama promised?

 

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