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Archive for March, 2011

From Americans For Tax Reform, the top ten things Obama never told you about Obamacare:       

1. Did you know that . . . since Jan. 1 of this year (2011), you cannot use your flex-account at work (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to purchase over-the-counter medicines?

2. Did you know that . . . since July 1 of last year (2010), Americans have been paying a 10 percent excise tax on all indoor tanning services?

3. Did you know that . . . starting in 2018, if your health insurance is “too good” or considered a “Cadillac” plan, then you will incur a new 40 percent tax on your health plan?

4. Did you know that . . . Obamacare has 21 new or higher taxes in it, totaling over $500 billion in increased taxes going to the government over 10 years?

5. Did you know that . . . beginning in 2014, individuals and families that do not purchase “qualifying”  — as defined by federal bureaucrats — health insurance will be forced to pay a yearly tax penalty?

6. Did you know that . . . 7 tax hikes in Obamacare directly break President Obama’s “firm pledge” not to raise any form of taxes on individuals making less than $200,000 per year and families making less than $250,000 per year?

7. Did you know that . . . the capital gains tax rate under Obamacare will rise to 23.8 percent starting in 2012? That is a 59 percent increase from its current rate.

8. Did you know that . . . in 2013, those Americans facing the highest medical bills and the least ability to pay for them will find their ability to deduct medical expenses is further limited (medical expenses must be reduced by 10 percent of income under Obamacare, rather than current law’s 7.5 percent)

9. Did you know that . . . beginning in 2014, businesses with over 50 employees will be forced to offer health coverage for everyone, or pay a hefty tax for each employee?

10. Did you know that . . . in 2013, Obamacare caps the amount individuals and families can put in their flexible savings accounts at $2500? Currently there is no cap and these accounts are used for a myriad of health expenses including paying upwards of $14,000 in tuition to special needs schools for some parents?

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The Ruler recently ordered the U.S. military to attack Libya in an action that was authorized by the U.N. Security Council but not by the U.S. Congress.

In 1998, U.S. Senator Joe Biden introduced legislation to replace the 1973 War Powers Resolution designed to prevent the president from indefinitely committing U.S. forces to a military engagement without congressional approval. Biden said that those who think the president can use military force without prior congressional approval have a “monarchist” view of presidential power.

“[W]hat I call the ‘monarchist’ view of the war power [is] that the President holds nearly unlimited power to direct American forces into action.”

In December 20, 2007, Boston Globe reporter Charlie Savage asked U.S. Senator Barack Hussein Obama if the President has the constitutional authority to bomb Iran without first seeking Congressional approval.

The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation”—Barack Hussein Obama

But that was then, and this is now. And these are Democrats. And the Constitution was written to restrict the powers of a Republican form government, not Democrat rule.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Joe Biden: ‘Framers Intended to Grant Congress Power to Initiate All Hostilities, Even Limited Wars’.


Biden 2007: Should the President Be Impeached for Going to War Without Congressional Approval? 1:27 Video

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Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade brutally murdered five members of the Gogel family in their sleep last Friday night in the West Bank town of Itamar.

“This is no doubt one of the most terrible attacks in recent years. Words cannot describe the extent of the horror and pain.”—Danny Dayan, Yesha Council Chairman

The Palestinian/s broke into the home through a window and stabbed to death three children aged 11, 3, and three months along with their parents. The Islamist/s stabbed the three year old boy in the heart and slashed the throat of his three-month-old sister.

“The murder scene was shocking. Kids’ toys right next to pools of blood.”—Kabaha Muayua, paramedic

A 12-year-old girl and her two brothers, aged 6 and 2, got away and told neighbors of the attack.

When word of the attack hit the streets of the southern city of Rafah Saturday morning, Gaza residents celebrated the mass murder by passing out candy and sweets to the children. One resident explained the festive occasion saying “[our joy] is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank.”

Wherever Jews have gone in the world, they have enriched the intellectual, cultural, and commercial life of the communities in which they live; whereas, Islamists bring honor killings, assassinations, and a constant threat of terror to the communities in which they live. Yet people blame the Jew for the Islamist problem. Go figure.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Horror in Samaria: Terrorist murders family of 5, Three Year Old Stabbed in the Heart, Baby’s Throat Slashed, and Gaza celebrates; Fayyad condemns terror attack


 

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The Democrats idea of Hope, Change & A New Kind of Politics

by Scott Ryan

The Democrat unions have given us a clear definition of what defines them.  All any sensible person needs to see is the video of these protestors to rightly conclude they are savages. Their behavior speaks volumes. There are jobless people hurting all over the country and these cretins are acting like their plight is that of early 20th century Russian peasants because they may have to pay a small percentage of their health benefits instead of the tax payer paying all of it.

They represent the lowest common denominator society has to offer and they deserve to lose their jobs and I frankly wish they would. It is mortifying to think that some people bus their beloved children off to be violated by people like this every day.

This and of course the recent death threats now being served to the Governor and legislators really buttresses the notion that the governors have are not going far enough. This is concrete proof that the state legislators should not be curtailing government unions but rather let them have their unions and just defund the public schools altogether and let private schools compete for those dollars. Then these indoctrinated ingrates can negotiate benefits for jobs at schools that no longer exist.

Following is a video I found on YouTube narrated by a young lady who did a fine job explaining her personal experience at the Wisconsin capital. It’s titled “Classy moments from the union rally”, not exactly broadcast quality but it is quite amusing; so I would recommend taking the time to view this piece.


Classy moments from the union rally 4:00 Video

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While President and CEO of National Public Radio (NPR) Vivian Schiller was claiming that NPR receives “tremendous … criticism for being too conservative,” her senior executive at NPR was praising liberals for being “more educated, fair, and balanced than conservatives “and attacking Republicans and Tea Party members for being “seriously racist people.” No contradiction there!

The execs needn’t worry, however. NPR will continue to get tax dollars. Thanks to public education, more people now possess the power to hold two completely contradictory claims in their minds simultaneously and accept them both as true. Although NPR execs may decide to do some damage control and revise their narrative, it’s not really necessary when so many people in the country have been conditioned to believe that reality is subjective and truth is relative.

In his book, Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House, Gary Aldrich recounts the following exchange between FBI agent Dennis Sculimbrene and director of personnel security Craig Livingstone in the White House Security Office:

Livingstone:  “I don’t appreciate what you did for Billy Dale, Dennis. It wasn’t helpful.”

Sculimbrene:  “Craig, I just came down here to clear the air. I was subpoenaed, I was under oath; I had to tell—hell, I wanted to tell—the truth. What did you expect me to do?”

Livingstone:  “The truth, Dennis? Don’t you know that truth is relative? Your testimony was your version of the truth. Truth is whatever you want it to be.”

But not everyone in the country believes in the power of the narrative to shape reality; some stubbornly hold to the notion that reality is objective, and that “facts are facts, independent of man’s feelings, wishes, hopes or fears.”

Possible Republican candidate for president in 2012 and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has said that “two plus two must always equal four” is the most important governing slogan of the next 25 years.

“There always comes a time in history when the person who dares to say that two plus two equals four is punished with death.

And the issue is not what reward or what punishment will be the outcome of that reasoning. The issue is simply whether or not two plus two equals four.”—Albert Camus, The Plague

For progressives and Democrats two plus two equals whenever they want it to equal, and facts are important only insofar as they further the narrative.

I.M. Kane

For more on this story, see NPR executives caught on tape bashing conservatives and Tea Party, touting liberals and NPR CEO: ‘We Get a Tremendous Amount of Criticism for Being Too Conservative.’


In the 11:38 video below, National Public Radio senior executive, Ron Schiller and Betsy Liley, NPR’s director of institutional giving, meet for lunch in Georgetown at the Café Milano with two men posing as members of a Muslim Brotherhood front group and discuss federal funding, Christian fanatics, Zionists in the media, Tea Partiers, Republicans, uneducated conservatives, and Juan Williams.

RON SCHILLER:  The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian — and I wouldn’t even call it Christian. It’s this weird evangelical kind of move… it’s been hijacked by this group that…

AMIR MALIK:  The radical, racist, Islamophobic, Tea Party people?

RON SCHILLER:  It’s not just Islamophobic, but really xenophobic. Basically, they believe in white, middle America, gun-toting — it’s pretty scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people. … In my personal opinion, liberals today might be more educated, fair and balanced than conservatives.”

NPR Muslim Brotherhood Investigation Part I 11:38 Video


In the 2:15 video below, National Public Radio President and CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation to Ron) said that NPR gets a “tremendous amount of criticism for being too conservative.” Schiller was asked if she believed “there’s an imbalance at NPR in terms of liberals and conservatives in the newsroom” during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

NPR Gets a ‘Tremendous Amount of Criticism for Being Too Conservative,’ CEO Vivian Schiller Says 2:15 Video

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In the 5:10 video below, Harvard history professor Niall Ferguson schools six panelists on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on how the Ruler and his Bread and Circuses Administration “blew it” in Libya.  The professor leaves the Obama apologists crestfallen, knocking down every excuse they offered up in defense of the Ruler’s decision making throughout the Egyptian crisis:

Brzezinski:  So you’re not talking about the actual execution of negotiations during the crisis. You’re talking about the lack of preparation and perhaps preemptive action.

Ferguson:  Well I think the execution during the crisis was flip followed by flop followed by flip. I mean, how many times did the president’s position change? One minute he wanted Mubarak out, the next he wanted him to be part of an orderly transition. There were at least four different people saying four different things. In fact, I came to the conclusion that the United States had two foreign policies running concurrently. If it was Monday, it was Secretary Clinton’s. If it was Tuesday, it was back to President Obama’s. It was a shambles.

Brzezinski:  But let me just challenge you on that. Niall, flip followed by flop followed by flip, to use your words, seems to have worked. Did it not?

Ferguson:  It’s worked, has it? I wish I shared your confidence. Right now, we have a six-month period of military rule. Right now, we have, as far as I can see, virtually no organization on the part of secular Democrats. The only organized opposition force in Egyptian politics right now is the Muslim Brotherhood. Now if you look closely at what the Muslim Brotherhood stands for, it is for the imposition and enforcement of Shariah law and the restoration of the Caliphate. Anybody who counts this as a major breakthrough for United States foreign policy hasn’t got a clue about what happens in the wake of a revolution like this. It is far too early to say that this is a triumph. On the contrary, the risks are extremely high. Between now and the end of the year, the Muslim Brotherhood will get into power, and then we will be staring at something comparable, in its magnitude, to 1979 in Iran.

(H-T Clive)

I.M. Kane

For more information on this story, see Niall Ferguson joins “Morning Joe” to discuss his recent Newsweek cover story and Wanted: A Grand Strategy for America.


 Harvard’s Niall Ferguson Schools Her on Muslim Brotherhood and Caliphate 5:10 Video

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Public sector unions are number one when it comes to spending in state elections, and 98.5 percent of that money goes to elect Democrats.

“Unions such as the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the National Education Association and the Service Employees International Union give hundreds of millions of dollars to Democrats — some $171 million in 2010 alone. They give almost nothing to Republicans.”—Michael A. Walsh, New York Post columnist

The :34 video below gives a concise, uncomplicated explanation for why fair-minded people oppose public sector unions:

“Politicians negotiate with unions on how much taxpayer money they’ll get. Then the unions pay dues with the taxpayer money, which their leaders spend on electing Democrat politicians. They return the favor with more taxpayer dollars for unions, which means more dues to the leadership, which means more campaigning for Democrat politicians. It’s an endless loop of corruption and the endless money comes from you.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose administration blazed the legal and administrative trail for modern unionism, openly opposed collective bargaining rights for public sector unions:

“The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. … A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government.”—Franklin D. Roosevelt, a 1937 letter to the National Federation of Federal Employees

Wisconsin started the money laundering between public sector unions and the Democrat Party decades ago; and now that it’s come full circle, Wisconsin will once again determine the fate of this illegal activity.

I.M. Kane


 StopUnionCorruption.org :34 video

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