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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White Privilege And Racism Or Political Privilege And Corruption?

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As long as there are humans on this earth, there will be racism and discrimination. But don’t let our politicians fool you into believing it only happens to blacks fueled strictly by whites. Racism is not a one way street. It is committed and experienced by all. We have reached a turning point in our society where our political leaders are no longer setting an example for better behavior and tolerance or even cheering for the progress we have already made, but are fueling polarization and divisiveness, through political privilege and corruption.

Do you remember a time, only a few years ago,  when it didn’t matter to the majority of Americans who you were, what color you were, where you came from and what religion you practiced as long as we were all allowed the same liberties? Today, the political elite and corrupt have grown in power by fostering an environment that has pitted us against each other based on race, religious beliefs, gender, sexual preference and political affiliation.

Do black lives matter? Of course they do. All lives matter. However, the political elite and corrupt will have you believe that racism is not only alive and well within the United States, but that it is a purposeful cancer that no longer has a cure but has metastasized and must be stopped by literally blaming and removing all whites from our sight. The political elite and corrupt have chosen not to turn the other cheek, but to turn the other way while villages are burned and pillaged in the name of racial justice.

Is the United States a nation that welcomes all who wish to practice the religion of their choice freely and without retribution? Yes it is, however, the political elite and corrupt fuel the distrust of the Islamic religion by refusing to name, or fight a radical Islamic army who screams for our death. A President who choses to visit a mosque that supports terrorism and extremism while ignoring the mosques of the very Muslims he claims to protect that have chosen to practice their faith in a peaceful manner. The political elite and corrupt who have chosen to fuel the hate and distrust of the Muslim community while claiming to foster an environment of inclusion and trust. The political elite and corrupt who demand that the very religion upon which this nation was founded, stop publicly displaying and sharing their beliefs within our communities and schools for fear of offending, while promoting diversity through forced Islamic indoctrination and acceptance of a religious doctrine that goes against our very core beliefs. They no longer support the constitution that gives us the right to freely worship the religion of our choosing, but have chosen to pit us against each other, which further fuels the discrimination and hate speech they promise to punish.

The political elite and corrupt claim inequality and the demise of the middle class lays at the feet of a greedy corporate America,  yet have they actually destroyed the free market system by over-regulating, supporting special interests and lobbyists by taking their bribes, and bailing out the corrupt corporations who they have allowed to become to big to fail? Is it the political elite and corrupt who demonize the top one percent and promise to make them pay their fair share, when they actually already pay over 85% of all taxes? Is it the political elite and corrupt who promise to take down the corruption of large corporations while under the table take their cash in exchange for the very political favors that make them too big to fail?

Do the American people support Immigration? Of course they do. However the political elite and corrupt would have the masses believe that we are all bigots and racists because our citizens expect all who come here to support, believe in and respect our flag and the American way. They demonize any American citizen who insists Immigration go hand in hand with the protection of our sovereignty, our economic success, our continued cultural beliefs and rights to liberty without the threat of our individual or collective demise.

It was Teddy Roosevelt who said,

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American .”

“We must in every way possible encourage the immigrant to rise, help him up, give him a chance to help himself. If we try to carry him he may well prove not well worth carrying. We must in turn insist upon his showing the same standard of fealty to this country and to join with us in raising the level of our common American citizenship.” 

In this day and age,  the political elite and corrupt have blatantly ignored our immigration laws, opened our borders and forced the American people to pick up the tab for those who come illegally. They offer them homes, education and healthcare,  while denying these same basic needs to our Veterans, our true American heroes,  who have fought and died to support the freedoms we all enjoy. The political elite and corrupt accuse us of being unwelcoming and discriminatory while they fight to allow non citizens to pack our voting booths, diminishing our voices and ensuring their own continued lush lives on the Hill, funded by the very citizens they promised to protect.

The political elite and corrupt have created an environment of polarization and divisiveness because it allows them to take control of a chaotic situation of their own creation. When the United States citizens, regardless of political affiliation,  cheer for those who purposefully deceive us and are committed to fundamentally changing our way of life, while bowing to those who wish us harm, then the American people have lost their way. We the American people, from all races and ethnicities, must stand together as one and recognize that instead of fighting each other we must commit to pointing the finger of blame at those who are truly our enemy….the political elite and corrupt inside our own government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Is This Really The Democratic Party You Signed Up For?

 

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Recently, Debbie Wassermann Shultz, the Chair of the Democratic Committee, was asked the difference between Democrats and Socialists. She was unable to answer the question;  not once, but twice. Why? Could it be that there is no difference?  I can remember a time when any Democrat would have been insulted to be called a socialist. Now there seems to be pride associated with the label. Thousands of Democrats have turned out to support Bernie Sanders for President even though he is a self-professed socialist.

What is a socialism and why has the Democratic party aligned itself with this destructive form of government? Webster’s definition is as follows:

Socialism

noun so·cial·ism \ˈsō-shə-ˌli-zəm\: a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies. Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods. a system of society or group living in which there is no private property

Are Democrats really lobbying for the government to take complete control of  all businesses and private property?   Are private citizens really considering supporting a candidate that supports socialism for the United States?

As history has proven to us again and again, government is not capable of running a profit-making entity nor successfully choosing those businesses that will succeed. They have tried and continue to try, but have proven over and over to be unsuccessful. The Obama administration gave millions of taxpayer dollars to green companies, though loans and stimulus monies they thought could succeed. As of 2014, 32 have gone bankrupt and taxpayers have lost over $3 billion to the bad choices by government. How can we ever forget the Obamacare website which, alone, has cost taxpayers over $2 billion. A lack of government awareness and acumen has also resulted in the hacking of personal records of millions of Americans, with no end in site, yet they want to take control of all American’s healthcare information and force us into a one payer healthcare system. The embarrassing failures of  the Veterans Administration, the IRS, and other government agencies that have wasted billions of taxpayer dollars  continue to fail and still refuse to fire or reprimand those who approved, caused or encouraged the failures. Add insult to injury, the Obama administration, without any real business success or experience  has already imposed over 21,000 regulations on small business, with more promised to come in 2015.  The majority of which were imposed without the consent or notification to Congress.

Some say Democrats only want the government to care for and give a voice to women, children, the elderly, and those who are incapable of taking care of themselves. But is that who they are truly supporting today?

Let’s look at caring for those without a voice, those who are definitely our most vulnerable citizens of the United States. Babies. Democrats are now supporting the right of mothers to abort their babies up to and including nine months of gestation.  They claim that life does not begin at conception and in fact does not count until the baby is actually  born. However, in a recent interview with Steven Crowder, a political commentator, Abby Johnson, an ex-Planned Parenthood Director  explained  why she left her job and changed her opinion on abortion. She claims that one day, a new doctor wanted to use an ultrasound machine to assist him with the abortion, and asked her to assist him,

“My job with to hold the ultrasound probe on the woman’s abdomen so he could see what was going on during the abortion, and I watched a 13 week old baby fight and struggle for his life during that abortion procedure, and I knew then that I had been lied to. I knew that because of that, I had, in turn, lied to thousands of women who had come through my facility.”

We have seen multiple videos showing Planed Parenthood discussing the dismemberment and sale of aborted baby organs and body parts for profit.  Is this really giving a voice to our most vulnerable citizens? Democrats support a woman’s right to have an abortion though nine months of pregnancy but since when does the law allow anyone to take the life of another human being in order to accommodate their own lifestyle or to simply stamp out what they consider an inconvenience? Even in the light of the atrocities of Planned Parenthood dismembering and selling baby parts for profit, Democrats still refuse to stop taxpayer dollars from flowing freely to an organization steeped in illegal behavior. The Department of Justice refuses to investigate their behavior but instead have decided to investigate the company shining the light on their despicable behavior. When a vote to defund Planned Parenthood was raised in the Senate, every Democrat, except two, voted to continue forced taxpayer funding of this despicable, illegal behavior, claiming it takes healthcare away from women. However, the funding of women’s healthcare still flows freely to every other organizations offering free, and legal healthcare to women who need it.   Harry Reid and Elizabeth Warren accuse Republicans of losing their moral compass and their sanity for objecting to this horrific behavior. Who are these people and do they really  represent the new Democratic party and their new vision the United States?

What about a voice for our Veterans? These men and women have fought, sacrificed their families and their lives to give all Americans the freedoms we enjoy.  Yet the government seems incapable or unwilling to do what is necessary to fix the VA which has abused their power and wasted taxpayer money by refusing to offer the services our Veterans have earned and the lack of said services which have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of our wounded veterans. Obama and Democrats have fostered an environment within the United States that encourages disrespect and abuse of our veterans.

So who is this new Democratic party truly fighting to support?

They trust  and support Iran on its quest for Nuclear weapons while refusing to trust our own military with carrying weapons on base. even stooping so low as to charge an officer for firing his weapon while trying to  disarm a terrorist in Chattanooga.

They trust and support illegal immigrants, even to the detriment of those who have jumped through all our hoops to become legal citizens. We all know there are good and law-abiding immigrants who have come into the country illegally simply looking for a better life. But how are we to determine who is coming into the country for a better life or who is here to escape prosecution for crimes within their own country, or to sell drugs within the United States or to do us purposeful harm? We can’t. Our borders are porous and our government, under Republican and Democratic rule, have refused to secure our sovereignty. However, under the Obama administration and Democrats, our immigration laws currently on the books are not enforced, and they have threatened those who  follow the rule of law with law suits and the withdrawal of federal funds. They support sanctuary cities that protect criminal illegals who have killed innocent Americans, and continue to  offer up driver’s licenses, homes, education, healthcare and now the vote to illegals all while forcing “we the people” to pickup the tab. Now, a California city is even appointing illegals as city commissioners. Where has the common sense gone.

Democrats and the Obama administration have refused to call out ISIS as Islamic terrorism while persecuting Christians within the United States.  The government has allowed other countries to make their fortunes trading within our borders, while refusing to reciprocate. We have had our economy destroyed, our sovereignty ignored, our jobs killed, our hard-earned dollars stolen and spent against our will, and our freedoms taken. We are required to follow the rule of law all while the political elite refuse to tell the truth, spin the facts to confuse the masses, and under the auspices of security force us to forego our privacy and then force us to pick up the tab.

Is this really the future you want for the United States? Is this truly the Democratic party you signed up for?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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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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“An Angry Republican” Part 2

 

 

iStock_000010295104_SmallI received a response from the very person that inspired  me to write “An Angry Republican.” I began to reply and decided that the comments made and my response were worthy of another article, which follows. 

In accusing me of sounding like an “angry republican”, I am wondering why you automatically assume I am a republican? Why is it that anyone who believes in our free enterprise system, the freedoms guaranteed by our constitution and small government, must always be “angry republicans?”

 

There are many Americans who are sick and tired of the “fundamental transformation” of a nation that once was the envy of the world. Obama has spent the past 6 years breaking down the constitutional rights that guarantee us our freedoms, transforming the United States into a government conglomerate, run by corrupt bureaucrats determined to turn us into a nanny state that has no sovereignty and can no longer be trusted by its allies and no longer feared by it’s enemies.

 

Milton Friedman once said,

 

“Ever since the first settlement of Europeans in the New World, American has been a magnet for people seeking adventure, fleeing from tyranny, or simply trying to make a better life for themselves and their children.”

 

I still believe that we are the envy of the world if for nothing than the entrepreneurial spirit that remains the backbone of this country.  It is well researched that entrepreneurship empowers all, regardless of education, sex, color of skin and nationality. As we have seen,  many nations have adopted this philosophy and realized great success as a result. We remain the envy of the world because of our constitution and the freedoms we offer our citizens.  The United States has always been regarded as a nation of immigrants and have more than four times as many immigrants than any other nation in the world. We must be doing something right!  And regardless of what Obama says,  I believe we are exceptional!

 

Yet, you are correct, that the United States and its standing around the world in regards to foreign policy has dropped significantly. President Obama took office determined, despite his ignorance, that the world could all join hands, sing kumbaya and automatically “the rise of the oceans would begin to slow and our planet would begin to heal.” However, as “angry americans” recognized from the beginning, his philosophy would never succeed. As Albert Einstein said, “So long as there are men, there will be wars.”

 

I think most  “angry Americans,” recognized the fundamental transformation that began under Obama and as a result have logically become very “angry!”  We have lost our voice in government. Our career politicians no longer understand what it means to take a risk and start a business, run a company, hire employees and make a profit. The word profit and anyone who works towards that end is evil and never pays their fair share.  Our career politicians no longer listen to or represent the people. They make laws that benefit themselves and then pick and choose who will be required to tow the line. The majority lie, cheat and steal in order to keep their jobs and they refuse to live under the very laws they force on us. This has become the rule instead of the exception under the Obama regime.

 

Why is it that so many Americans are uninformed or misinformed? Could it be that the very media that are supposed to keep politicians and government honest have been inundated with liberals who support the fundamental transformation of our nation and as a result mislead and misinform the populace purposefully? Have we become a nation where lies are the new norm and the truth no longer matters? A nation where all you have to do is repeat the lie enough and it will eventually be believed? Is Fox the only answer? No.  To really be informed, you must get your news from many sources including those with whom you disagree. You claim a major international newspaper, who you failed to identify, called Fox News “brash, bombastic and biased,” yet they refuse to comment on the lies, omissions and distortion of the so-called news by the liberal media? And they consider that fair and honest reporting?

 

And let’s not forget John Stewart a liberal who takes every opportunity to twist and turn news stories into funny comedic acts that just further the liberal agenda all under the auspices of comedy.  This is just another way of slowly integrating the beliefs of the left onto the unsuspecting public. He obviously has garnered  a following who believe he is a real news guy who tells the whole truth and nothing but the truth, all while allowing you to laugh and believe you are being informed.  This along with our current government-run education system that continues to slowly dumb down the public; add in the war on women and the constant recruitment of  government entitlement participants, and you have a population of people who will not and cannot survive on their own and have therefore surrendered their lives, their rights, their power  and their very freedoms to the United States government.  Flood the borders with illegals, grant them amnesty and the right to vote and you have liberals in control for ever. We all know you never bite the hand that feeds you!  Long live Socialism!

 

And now, my vote for the absolute worst comment of the day?

“Our right of free speech is enshrined in the Constitution, however, and has little to do with our veterans. This is not to take away the sacrifices our veterans have made, however, but it has nothing to do with the point at hand. These are the kind of comments that politicians make to grab votes.”

These remarks about our Veterans, obviously mimic the feelings of the Obama administration and most liberals regarding our military.  So easily deployed when you need them, but so quickly dismissed when they no longer serve your purpose. You forget that they, on a daily basis, fight for us to keep the very freedoms our forefathers guaranteed under the Constitution and our Bill of Rights.  Your knowledge of our history is seriously lacking if you believe that our Veterans have little to do with the defense of our freedoms. They are the only wall of defense, outside of an informed populace that protects our freedoms and our constitution. It is this very mindset that has so many on the left refusing to stand for the rights of our Veterans. When the people are told that our Veterans made no sacrifices in the name of freedom and our youth are no longer educated on the sacrifices made by our Veterans, then this country will  cease to exist as our forefathers intended. I ask you, if our Veterans do not fight for our very freedoms, then what do they fight for? We are well on our way to an uneducated and misinformed public. Now, let our Veterans die from poor healthcare, send them pink slips on the battlefield, fire all the Generals who do not subscribe to the liberal agenda and soon enough, you have no one to defend our Nation and those who have always wished us harm have exactly what they wished for….no more America, land of the free and home of the brave!

 

We all know that every President makes mistakes that affect the administration that follows.  We all know that George Bush made mistakes, as did most Presidents before him. But when you have an administration, that is incapable of accepting responsibility for its own failed polices and actions and continues to blame others, you must recognize that we have no real leader. We are well into the sixth year of Obama’s presidency and I would like to know at what point Obama plans on becoming the leader of the United States? At what point will he stop blaming Bush and pick up the gavel and lead this country? All I have seen so far is the total takeover and control of our healthcare system, the land we live on, the air we breath and the water we drink, all in the name of global warming and environmentalism. When will it stop? At what point will the economy, jobs, energy independence, freedom of religion, speech, the press and the sovereignty of this nation become more important to Obama than politics, fundraising, golf, and vacationing?

 

Finally your definition of a Liberal,

 

“Read the Constitution again, the sum and substance of which is the people should be free to do whatever they want as long as they don’t interfere with the lives of others, which is the definition of a Liberal if ever there was one.”

 

Ironically,  I will leave the response to this one up to a self-professed liberal….. Alan Clifton, who said,

 

“I’ve written numerous articles defending women’s rights, gay rights, immigrant rights, minority right and equality, and I’ve fiercely opposed racists bigots and intolerance in general. Yet, I’ve been called a racist, bigot, sexist, homophobic woman-hater – all by liberals.”  “Then there are the ‘PC police” types. These are the people who essentially find almost everything offensive. Basically they want a society where everyone better watch what they say or do because you never know who you just might offend.”  “It’s getting to a point where some are going from passionate activists fighting for a good cause to over sensationalized complainers who just want to go around judging anyone and everyone for everything they do.”

 

Finally, something said by a liberal that I can believe in!  Well said Alan, well said!

 

 

 

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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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“Homeland Security Advertises for Babysitters Long Before the Border Invasion! Enough is Enough!!”

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Once again, the Obama administration claims surprise about the flood of illegal minors at the border, however, an ad placed by DHS tells a different story.

The Department of Homeland Security  (DHS) started advertising for escorts for thousands of illegal minors months before they even showed up. Here is a copy of the ad they posted almost 6 months ago.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has a continuing and mission critical responsibility for accepting custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from U.S. Border Patrol and other Federal agencies and transporting these juveniles to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters located throughout the continental United States.

Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total:

1)  The contractor could initially provide transportation services only in the Southwest Region of the U.S. for those juveniles who are apprehended in the state of Texas; or, (2) The Contractor may be required to provide transportation services for all juveniles who are in DHS custody throughout the continental U.S.

So how did the administration know that they would be having over 65,000 illegal children rushing the border? Why would they be advertising for babysitters to care for and transport these children around cities in the US before anyone even knew they were coming?  Why would they not make arrangements to protect the borders if, in fact, they were expecting the surge? Bring in the National Guard? Hire more border agents?

The United States is now expecting over 90,000 illegal children to pour over the border in the next 6 months alone, and over 140,000 next year. More than 33,000 have been picked up in Texas since October. Now, Central American families with parents and children are  surging the borders as well. This year alone, 42,000 have crossed the border. Since the government has only 96 beds, almost all of them are given court dates and released into the country, where they disappear and are never deported.

Thousands have been sent to other states without the prior knowledge of local governments in the states where they were literally dumped.  Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer said she is “disturbed and outraged” after federal officials informed her that not only has the government been shipping illegal immigrants out of Texas and “dumping” them in her state, it has no plans to stop.  These illegals are being sent to Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia among other states.

Michelle Maulkin, of the National Review reported that a law enforcement source in Texas told her that countless illegal aliens are being released into the general public despite testing positive for tuberculosis. “The feds are putting them on public transportation to God knows where.”

What is the policy that President Obama instituted that has caused this influx to our borders?

It is called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). He rolled out the Action in 2012, which allows illegal immigrants who came to the United States as minors to escape deportation for 2 years. The White House gave them another 2-year window earlier this month. Since Obama passed DACA, 12 times as many kids are coming into the country illegally.

What is the cost of housing the thousands of kids? Estimates are that the American taxpayer is forking over $252+ per day per child, and estimates say court dates will not be realized for at least 5 years due to a shortage of immigration judges and the increase in illegals entering the country. The administration has also set aside an additional $2 million in taxpayer dollars to cover their lawyer’s fees. Now, reports are surfacing that illegals are being placed into Obamacare.

In Oregon alone, 4000 illegals were placed into the  healthcare system via Obamacare.  This is in direct violation of the law. But, if the law is broken everyday by allowing illegals into the country, what is to stop them from being allowed to gain taxpayer-funded healthcare while millions of law-abiding Americans have seen their insurance cancelled. When is enough enough?

In December, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen wrote,

“This court is quite concerned with the apparent policy of the Department of Homeland Security of completing the criminal mission of those who are violating the border security of the United States. The DHS should enforce the laws of the United States – not break them.”

Currently immigration officials are releasing the immigrants into the United States to reunite with families that are also here illegally. One woman said she was told by immigration,

“You are free, you can leave.”

What is the process when these children arrive in the United States?

The responsibility falls under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). However, they turn them over to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The contract to escort these kids says they will be turned over to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Who are they and what do they do?

From their website:

“The ORR provides new populations with opportunities to maximize their potential in the United States linking people in need to critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American Society.”

So, if these illegal children are turned over to the ORR, are they then categorized as refugees? If they are classified as refugees instead of illegal immigrants the ORR will adjust their refugee status to lawful permanent resident within one year of their arrival and they become eligible for US citizenship after just 5 years. How does that affect the immigrants who came into the country legally and must wait much longer to be granted status as permanent residents?

In New York, State Senator Guestavo Rivera (Democrat) introduced a new bill that would grant citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants and non-citizen residents including access to state tuition assistance and health insurance programs, the ability to apply for driver’s and professional licenses and the right to vote in state and local elections.

So now, there is a push from Democrats not just to put out the red carpet, but to legalize these immigrants, and register them to vote. Was this the intent of the Obama administration all along?

The United States has offered Amnesty seven times since 1976.  Each time blanket amnesty was given  border security was never improved. President Obama continues to say “the border is as secure as it has ever been.” He has chastised Republicans by saying,

“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.”

  If border security was, in fact, up to speed, then why do we continue to have millions of illegal immigrants crossing over into the Untied States year after year?

The administration acknowledges that most of the illegal immigrant children surging across the border will remain in the country for years while their cases wind through the immigration courts. In the meantime, who is paying for these unaccompanied minors? The taxpayer.

How long can the American taxpayer afford to pick up the tab for the surge of illegals invading our country? How can this administration continue to support and provide taxpayer dollars to illegals when they continue to ignore Americans and their needs? We have already seen how our Veterans have been treated and it is turning out that illegals are treated with a red carpet welcome while our own citizens are ignored. Who is the priority?  When will Politics finally be taken out of the picture? What does the law say? When will the President and his followers finally listen to the American taxpayer when they stand up and say enough? When will the law of the land be enforced?

ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!!

 

 

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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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Liar, Liar the VA is on Fire???

iStock_000009781153SmallLiar, Liar….pants on fire…but no, it is the VA that is on fire!

Is there anyone in this Administration who is telling the truth?

Let’s look at the current situation with the VA and what the current administration knew and when.

Senator Obama was speaking at a campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia on March 20, 2008 and said,

 “At a time when we’re facing the largest homecoming since the Second World War, the true test of our patriotism is whether we will serve our returning heroes as well as they’ve served us.”
 
When President Obama took office in 2009, his transition team was told that the VA medical center’s wait list times were not a reality and in effect risked denying military heroes the health care they needed and were entitled to receive.  New evidence shows that the Obama team knew the Veterans Administration was denying medical care to vets with secret off-the-books waiting lists, and that they were reaching a critical point.
A year ago, on July 23, 2012, President Obama gave a speech to the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In his speech he made references to several problems with the VA and its health facilities,
“So when I hear about service members and veterans who had the courage to seek help but didn’t get it, who died waiting, that’s an outrage. And I’ve told Secretary Panetta and Secretary Shinseki we’ve got to do better. This has to be all hands on deck.” I will not rest until we’ve got this right.”
 
On May 19, 2014, when White House Press Secretary,  Jay Carney, was asked when President Obama found out about the VA Scandal. he said,
“We learned about them through the reports on your network and I believe that is when Secretary Shenseki learned about them and immediately took the action that he has taken including instigating his own review but also requesting that the Inspector General investigate.”
 
But wait…….

If we look back, in 2009, allegations were made by 5 whistle blowers from the VA medical facility in Jackson, Mississippi alleging that the staff routinely failed to properly clean and sterilize reusable medical equipment such as scalpels and bone cutters. Another claimed that thousands of radiology images were unread resulting in missed diagnoses of serious and fatal illnesses. The VA investigated the case and substantiated many of the allegations and took steps to fix the problems, but they continued. The case was referred to Secretary Shinseki in March of 2013.  Carolyn Lerner, from the Office of Special Counsel, sent a letter to the White House and Congress regarding the issues in March of 2013. Complaints from this facility were reported to the VA as early as 2009.  Gloria Kelley, one of the whistle blowers was never interviewed  during the course of the investigation which is still under review even though the first allegations were made in 2009.

Oliver Mitchell, a Marine veteran and former patient services assistant at the VA in Los Angeles, said the department chief, Dr. Suzie El Saden initiated discussions in the department to cancel exams and destroy veterans’ military files so no record would exist, thus reducing the backlog they were experiencing, which reflected badly on the hospital’s efficiency.  Mitchell filed a complaint with the Inspector General, who instead of investigating,  gave the complaint back to the facility in LA and made them aware that Mitchell had filed the complaint. In January 2011, Mitchell wrote to Congress about the issue and in March, 2011 he was fired.

 Dr. Stephen Coughlin, a senior epidemiologist with the VA’s office of Public Health, told a subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans’s Affairs (HVAC) in March of 2013 that the VA ignored veterans who had suicidal thoughts. Over 2000 vets stated they would be better off dead, and in 95% of those cases, the VA did not follow-up or make any attempt to help them. Several of those Vets committed suicide. Coughlin was ordered to suppress data on these vets and when he tried to go to his supervisor, he was threatened, and they initiated disciplinary action against him, which he says is a common practice. He left the VA in December of 2012 and testified 3 months later.
A new internal report says,
“Delays and manipulation are systemic throughout the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), that as many as 1,700 veterans were affected in the Phoenix VA system alone and that the scandal could extend to 42 medical facilities, a substantial increase from previous estimates.
Millions of dollars in bonuses were paid out to these VA facilities based on their purposeful lies and on the backs and lives of our Veterans. Bonuses that were paid out even when the administration was well aware that the books were being cooked.
Steps need to be taken NOW. People need to be held accountable NOW. People need to be fired NOW!!!
President Obama refused to fire Secretary Shenseki, yet Shenseki tried to bring closure to the VA scandal by firing the VA undersecretary of health, Dr. Robert Petzel. However, Dr. Petzel has already announced his retirement and Obama had already announced his replacement.  Is that what the administration calls accountability? Who did Obama decide to fill the vacant position with? Dr. Jeffrey Murawsky, the director of VA’s Great Lakes health Care system in Winchester, Illinois. He actually had oversight responsibility of the Edward Hines VA hospital where millions of dollars were spent on bonuses during the past 3 years., and the facility where five veterans died waiting for care. In 1999, the VA concluded that,
“Hines has the most inefficient physical plant for inpatient care and the most significant compliance issues with patient privacy.”
So now the man in charge of the worst regional office in the country has been placed in a position to oversee the entire VA system? That is your federal government at work.
Democrats are shouting that 43% of Americans believe that the problems at the VA are due to recent budget caps and inadequate financial resources. The VA’s budget was doubled from $57 billion from $28 Billion since 2003, while the patient load was up only one-third over that same period. Once again, President Obama’s response to most problems is to throw hard earned tax dollars at any problem and hope that it sticks. This, instead of true leadership and accountability of those leading the charge. However, the discovery of the millions of dollars paid out in bonuses to the incompetents running the VA hospitals could very well be the biggest problem along with total governmental and  bureaucratic incompetence.
We all know how difficult it is to fire or hold accountable anyone in the federal government. In response to this dire situation,  the Republicans in the House drafted legislation that would give the administration the power it needs to hold high level officials accountable for the complicity in this scandal. The VA Management Accountability Act, passed the House of Representatives with huge bipartisan support. It also passed the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously as well. But upon reaching the Senate, Harry Reid and the Democratic majority are preventing the bill from passing. What is that all about?
What are the Democrats and President Obama afraid of? Add the VA scandal to the growing list of questionable activities by this Administration, and we just might find out that it is time to eliminate the majority of government agencies and get back to the basics of our Constitution and the free enterprise system of real accountiblity.
We know it is definitely  time to shout………
“LIAR, LIAR THE VA IS ON FIRE!!!!”

 

 

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