President Obama on Wednesday renewed his call for Congress to spend $50 billion to improve the nation´s roads and infrastructure. The proposal is a repackaging of Obama proposals from his 2011 "American Jobs Act" and he previewed it in last week´s State of the Union address. The White House outlined the plan in a press release Wednesday, saying Obama wants to spend $40 billion on “most urgent upgrades” to highways, bridges, public transportation systems and airports. The remaining $10 billion of the plan would go toward
Comments: You certainly can´t miss the supreme irony here while he screams and wails about sequestration. I don´t even know what to say anymore about the insanity coming from 0bama.
Obama, you already did that with TARP, didn´t you? Obama, will you be available for the GAO auditors to examine those TARP expenditures next week? Taxpayers need to know that their TARP money went to roads and bridges.
The sight of Barry Obama with a chromed shovel, hard hat with presidential seal and mom jeans turns on both Chrissy Matthews and Reggie Love. "We just love it when he pretends to push the shovel into the ground. So Village People."
The President to No Where wants to take us all there.
We need to maintain and improve our infrastructure. Just a couple of questions. How much of it is going to blue states and also how much is going to BHO donors? How was the $50 billion arrived at? Where will the $50 billion come from? Make up a list and send it to the House for line item approval.
These are the things that government is supposed to be doing -- the things that Barry said "you didn´t build". We raise enough revenue to pay for this hundreds of times over. But its all frittered away on social spending, which government should NOT be doing. We tax payers don´t object to paying our "fair share" for roads, when necessary, but to tell us we don´t pay our fair share and we "didn´t build that" when it comes to social spending is a slap in the face.
#5 Which has not been raised in over 20 years. Building roads/bridges cost more today than back then. Raising gas tax $.05 would not be a bad thing. In WY, a total RED state, just raised theirs $.10. What happened to ´no new taxes´?
We´ve all driven by roads and bridges under construction. Maybe 40 to 50 people max (all union) doing the actual work. Maybe Obama thinks we do these things like a 3rd world country. Road gangs building the whole thing with picks, shovels and wheelbarrows. The real winners are unions, equipment, concrete and steel companies (his donors).
There he goes again! ...The dem pols routinely divert taxpayer´s money from their taxpayer entrustd responsibilities of maintaining & upgrading America´s infrastructure, to instead, engrandizing their cronies & pet social manipulation projects. Then, when the infrastructure inevitably breaks down, the dem pols are eager to once again demand raising taxes in order to rebuild the crumbling roads, bridges, etc, ...& sewer system as is the case in KC. Yada, yada, yada, the beat goes on ad nauseum.
This routine dem ploy to raise taxes is their party´s standard circular tax policy, -their modus opperandi over the years, due to their dishonorable, sometimes dishonest, and totally irresponsible misplaced priorities. The dem pols simply ignore their own oaths of office because their priorities for getting elected are skewed from the git/go. America the Beautiful and that for which it stands deserves far better!
If Obe would get his butt out of the clouds and take a real bus trip he would soon learn that road and bridges along with choo choo train rails are not pick and shovel ready jobs. Let us suggest the one highway from northern to mid Idaho through constricting mountain passes as his moving classroom. Of course he could try southern Idaho areas too where Bannock county alone has 42 mountain peaks. If he is lucky he can experience a rock or snow slide along the w ay.
If the Republicans capitulate and the sequester does not occur, then I´m sorry to say I will not be voting for Republicans on any level -local, state or National. My Republican Congressman won´t be getting my vote even if he is against the capitulation. What´s the point if the party has feet of clay?
WASHINGTON -- A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned. Theodore H. Moran, a respected expert on China´s international investment and professor at Georgetown University, had served since 2007 as adviser to the intelligence director´s advisory panel on foreign investment in the United States. Moran also was an adviser to the National Intelligence Council,
DEVELOPING: – An elderly U.S. tourist and war veteran detained for more than a month for alleged hostile acts against North Korea has been deported from that country. North Korean state media said Saturday 85-year-old Merrill Newman was released because he had apologized for his alleged crimes during the Korean War and because of his age and medical condition. It was not clear if his confession was coerced. He was taken off a plane Oct. 26 by North Korean authorities while preparing to leave the country after a 10-day tour. Vice President Joe Biden is currently in South Korea on
At the "Fast Food Forward" protest on Thursday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) demanded that Pres. Obama sign an executive order bypassing Congress and unilaterally raising the federal minimum wage. Rep. Ellison told the crowd that they should join him in demanding that Pres. Obama skip seeking Congressional approval and raise the minimum wage on his own - and that he sent the president a letter on Wednesday presenting his demand: "We in Congress will try to raise the minimum wage. We got opponents on the other side of the aisle who say that there shouldn´t be no minimum wage. So, we
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan joined WSJ Live host Mary Kissel on Friday where they discussed the ongoing issues associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Noonan said she found the way in which this administration has handled this crisis has been among the “oddest” she’s seen. Noonan added that she would like to see “humility” from President Barack Obama rather than combativeness. Kissel began by asking about the “puzzle” of the president’s response to the crisis surrounding the ACA’s faltering website. “I look at the White House the past two months, I think the president and
Another leftist lets the mask slip. Jonathan Alter believes that violent criminals imprisoned for their crimes are political prisoners. He and Al Sharpton talked to themselves on MSNBC today. Sharpton asked Alter what America might learn from the example of Nelson Mandela. Reasonable answers to this question include but are not limited to: Don’t abuse political power to punish your enemies; don’t hold on to political power forever; choose your wife or husband a bit more carefully; don’t seek to divide when unity serves the nation better. Alter wants America to learn a different lesson. None of the above. Alter
As Congress gets ready to battle on immigration reform next year, it´s important to take a look at who will help enforce and shape any kind of immigration overhaul. Former Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General and radical open borders attorney Tom Perez was safely put into the position of Labor Secretary by President Obama and the Senate earlier this year, knowing the Department of Justice is safely locked down as pro-amnesty. Perez has a long history of advocating not for American workers, but for illegal alien workers and made sure the Department of Justice was stacked with pro-amnesty attorneys
Barack Obama delivered a statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela yesterday. During his speech he told about his first public speech on apartheid at Occidental College. “I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life. My very first political action, the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics, was a protest against apartheid. I studied his words and his writings.” But, Barack Obama forgot to mention that his speech at Occidental was sponsored by Marxists and Weatherman terrorists. Barack Obama’s first public speech was at an Occidental College event
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.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in
Former President Bill Clinton shared an anecdote regarding Nelson Mandela and the aftermath of his impeachment Friday on CNN. Clinton revealed shortly after the “impeachment business” finished on Capitol Hill, Rep. Henry Hyde (R., Ill.) who managed the impeachment trial requested a meeting at the White House. The former president granted the meeting out of lessons of humility and forgiveness he learned from Mandela, he said: BILL CLINTON: I remember one day, oh, about a month after the whole impeachment business was over, Henry Hyde, who had run the whole show, unbelievably enough, maybe a few months after, it was
On Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported that Onyango “Omar” Obama, uncle to President Obama, says that his famous nephew stayed with him while a student at Harvard Law School in the 80s, in contradiction to The White House’s contention that the two had never met. At Thursday’s White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the President had, in fact, briefly stayed with “his father’s half-brother,” as Carney described Omar Obama, and that no one had actually asked the President about it when the White House initially commented. The 69 year-old Omar Obama has been facing deportation back