Good Evening. I speak to you tonight from Washington, D.C. The state of our economy is tenuous, but our people remain the greatest example of freedom and prosperity the world has ever known. People say America is exceptional. [Snip] America is exceptional because we were founded upon the notion that everyone should be free to pursue life, liberty and happiness. For the first time in history, men and women were guaranteed a chance to succeed based their own initiative and desire to work. Headline resplit correctly by staff
The problem for the Republican Establishment is that Google exists and anyone with access to a computer can see for themselves that they have been gaming their constituents for many a year now.
There is a reason why they keep losing the war on government growth and spending. They are as addicted to it as the democrat party and thus they do not want to win it.
The Republican Establishment generals will continue to purposely leak their own battle plans, sabotage equipment, give the position of their hidden forces, even frag their own soldiers in effort to make sure the war is never won, at least, by them.
All we need to know about DC is to look at the reaction of Congress as Obama walked into the building last night. Politicians falling all over themselves to shake this man`s hand, greeting him like a pack of 13 year old school girls fawning over their latest pop star hero, pen in hand anxiously pining for an autograph.
The display was sickening to the core. Rome has burned. All that is left is the direction the wind will blow the ashes.
I don´t understand why the newsmedia and the American people are not in a screaming panic. Here´s the math.
We have a deficit of 1.5 trillion. That means we are spending that much more every year than we take in. We can´t keep doing that indefinitely. At some point the lenders are going to stop lending. Right now if the lenders were to stop lending - the country ends.(The states secede and form new countries among themselves.)
Math shows we only get 0.4 trillion from the rich but they will just move their money to avoid paying and anyway that´s not nearly enough. The Democrats like to talk about taxing the rich but there aren´t enough rich and they aren´t rich enough to solve this problem.
The only place to get more money is from the typical wage earner. 50k$ to 150k$ per year per family. Assume 50 million families. 1.5 Trillion / 50 million = 30k$ per year in additional taxes.(NOT 30k$ one time BUT 30k$ every year!) Assuming a progressive form of taxation on this group - because the 50k earner can´t possibly pay 30k - means the 100k earner pays 60 to 70k. Most people will be left will 10k to 20k per year to live on. That means pay mortgage, utilities, food, healthcare. Obamacare alone is projected to cost 20k per year.
Conclusion, in order to balance the budget by taxation, the majority of people would not have enough money for food. The budget cannot be balanced by taxes. It must be cut in half.
Last night, Marco Rubio spoke to the heart while Rand Paul spoke to the head. (NerØbama spoke to another part of the anatomy.)
While both Rubio and Paul gave excellent responses, the difference in approach highlights the need for a new conservative party that does not try to be Democrat Lite. When in trouble like our Republic is, it is necessary to set aside emotion and objectively and methodically address the situation at hand. We must get down to brass tacks with clear eyes and determination. That´s how survivors - survive.
A couple of years back Rand did a program by program review of the US budget (back in the days when the President and Senate felt required by law to prepare one) to evaluate the spending based on twin principles: was the spending effective AND did the spending fall within the Constitutional Authority of the federal government. As I recall, he found 600 billion dollars a year that the GAO had declared to be ineffective spending AND were for things outside the authority of the government. This will need to be the approach to reducing spending. We can reduce spending by a penny of each dollar, but we need end the really bad programs right away.
I really like Paul, but he cannot seem to understand that open borders are a material threat to liberty. He would do well to freshen up on the Rise and Fall of Rome. Otherwise, he´s great -- like his Pop it´s clear he cares more about the cause of liberty than being famous.
You may remember earlier this year that President Obama, in a fit of pique over Congress actually allowing his sequester cuts idea to take effect, had White House public tours canceled to save lunch money. During the later partial government shutdown, he ordered national monuments "closed," even though most are open-air. Now, comes holiday season in the Obama White House. Although the family travels at Christmas, they go all out for decorations.
Most days here we´re talking about relatively serious stuff -- politics, political maneuvering, political tactics, political speeches, political gaffes, political scandals. Oh, and politicians. Like the Chicagoan currently inhabiting the White House with his mother-in-law while teaching America about his adopted hometown´s chronic style of political ops. We´re all sorry about that. Anyway, today we´re doing something completely different. It's Sunday, which means the National Football League. And it's December, which means the playoffs are shaping up. We're not writing about the games though. We're writing about the show biz side
Merry Christmas, everyone, and hello, my name is Renee Ellmers, and I represent North Carolina’s Second Congressional District. Like many of you, I’m frustrated with the president’s health care law, especially where jobs and working families are concerned. I say this not only as a congresswoman and chair of the Republican Women’s Policy Committee; I say it as a nurse and the mother of a son in college. After all, it’s often women who make the health care decisions for our families. We put a lot of time and thought into these choices and how they’ll affect our budgets. So by canceling your insurance — despite a promise
The holiday season is a time for remembering the bonds we share, and our obligations to one another as human beings. But right now, more than one million of our fellow Americans are poised to lose a vital economic lifeline just a few days after Christmas if Congress doesn’t do something about it. Our top priority as a country should be restoring opportunity and broad-based economic growth for all Americans. And yesterday, we learned that our businesses created about 200,000 jobs in the month of November. That’s more than 8 million new jobs in the last 45 months. And the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in five
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
You may have noticed over these past 2,501 days that Barack Obama likes to give speeches, sometimes two or more a day. It´s better than Oval Office work. And yesterday the poor guy gave a particularly revealing one. He´s so desperate now that he modestly likened ObamaCare to the suffrage struggle and civil rights. [Snip] But here´s the largest challenge for Obama´s ObamaCare: He must ensure 40% of all enrollees are under 35 and willing to pay huge premiums for coverage they really don´t need. In the scaled eyes of our nation´s community organizer, that´s a kind of civic patriotism.
As everyone knows, California is the la-de-dah, laid-back land of liberalism that´s been Barack Obama´s political ATM for six years. Hollywood stars have loved him, fronted multi-multi-million-dollar fundraisers for him. The most populous state (home to 12 of every 100 Americans) has a Democrat governor again, two female Democrat senators and a Democrat super-majority in the state legislature that has yet to find a problem it didn´t want government making worse at great cost. In presidential politics California has been trending Democratic since 1992. [Snip] Now comes a stunning new poll revealing Obama’s California base has fallen out of love.
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
President Obama’s job approval among American voters has dropped to negative territory with just 38 percent voicing their approval versus the 58 who says they disapprove, according to a national poll released Tuesday by the independent Quinnipiac University. That is one percent less than the 39% who said they approved of him in last month’s poll. The majority of the 2,692 registered voters the University in early December said that the president is not honest and trustworthy. When asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?,” respondents gave Obama lackluster ratings