Seventy-five percent of the new revenue pulled in by President Barack Obama´s "fiscal cliff" plan would go toward new spending, not toward deficit reduction, the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee contends. Here´s a chart, detailing how money from the new tax hikes would be distributed: (Snip for graphic)According to the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, $1.2 trillion of the proposed $1.6 trillion in tax hikes would go toward new spending, while only $400 billion would go toward deficit reduction. "The [president´s] plan called for $1.6 trillion in new taxes,
This is no surprise. Look at the budgets he submits, total jokes. Which is why they get voted down 100-0. He can get away with this because Republicans haven´t offered a clear alternative that the public can understand.
Boehner has to present a clear, simple vision on spending. Obama´s looking at 4 trillion next year and higher and higher. We should offer to freeze the budget at 3.6 trillion until it´s balanced.
Those who pay taxes will pay more when the Bush tax cuts are expired. Unfortunately, those who voted for Obama think that 75% in new spending will go directly to them....and it will, at least to those who are his peeps and some crumbs will be thrown to the groups he is manipulating. Remember the purpose of the phones was not to allow them to find jobs, but to allow Obama and crew to have a direct line to their constituents, via Twitter, FB , etc. The better to control them with. They can now directly tell them how to think and act, every minute of every day. And they complain of the horrors of slavery. Such irony.
NO, must not happen. And Republicans must not be a part of this. Obama is absolutely bringing anyone who has worked hard and made money to their knees. And he is giving that money to illegals, drug addicts, lazy do-nothings and his political friends and donors. This must be stopped.
I was just reading about the 20 F-16´s he´s giving to Morsi, who already has 200. And more tanks. Then we know he has pulled half a billion $$ out of Medicare and today I´m hearing Rush say Medicare and Social Security will be means tested. I´d like to see most every republican in the House lose their job because they haven´t been doing it. It´s a dam good thing the dhimocraps aren´t in control or we´d really be in trouble.
On the matter of the NCAA and Johnny Football: Let us divert and briefly consider the practice of adults seeking and paying money for the autographs of other adults, a generally bizarre and creepy behavior which has cast a toxic pall over what was once an innocent childhood ritual. Asking for someone´s autograph is like trick-or-treating on Halloween: a cute and defensible activity that immediately becomes un-cute and indefensible the moment one turns, say, 12. But these days, it is difficult to be around any high-profile sports environment without seeing droves of full-grown people chasing after signatures, many of them
ARVADA, Colo.—It´s not easy being Santa. Especially during the off-season. While the winter gig requires Kringles to plop crying tots on their laps for as many as 50 straight days, the most dedicated Nicks hone their craft year-round. Pressure to be the best jolly old elf has spawned an array of Santa summer conferences—from Denver to Denmark—as well as schools offering instruction and inspiration. "There are so many wannabe Santas out there," says James Heichelbech, a retired health-care executive who has portrayed Santa for 57 years. "A professional Santa is altogether different." Serious Santas maintain a full, woolly beard, stay in chimney-hopping shape
President Obama’s demagogic remarks last Friday about how Republicans want to “deny health care to 30 million people” seemed designed to make congressional Republicans take the one step that will enable Obama to reverse his sliding approval ratings: threatening a government shutdown in a vain attempt to defund Obamacare. Let’ see: Congress, with an approval rating in the single digits, is going to stare down a president who will have the entire media cheering him on? The sheer implausibility of this idea is being abetted by some revisionist history that the famous government shutdown of 1995/96 didn’t actually hurt Republicans, conveniently
This time, they say, Einstein might really be wrong. A high-octane debate has broken out among the world’s physicists about what would happen if you jumped into a black hole, a fearsome gravitational monster that can swallow matter, energy and even light. You would die, of course, but how? Crushed smaller than a dust mote by monstrous gravity, as astronomers and science fiction writers have been telling us for decades? Or flash-fried by a firewall of energy, as an alarming new calculation seems to indicate? This dire-sounding debate has spawned a profusion of papers, blog posts and workshops over the
President Obama has been getting unwarranted criticism for over-reacting to a terrorist threat by closing U.S. embassies across the Middle East last week (all but the embassy in Yemen have since reopened). Actually, if leaks are accurate about how the NSA intercepted a conference call among senior al-Qaeda leaders, the administration acted prudently to disrupt their plot. (Snip)I’m more worried not about administration over-reaction but about its under-reaction to the last successful attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission–the one in Benghazi almost a year ago, resulting in the death of the U.S. ambassador and several of his colleagues.
What happens in Las Vegas, despite what they say, does not always stay in Las Vegas. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, has invited Democratic politicians and liberal activists to gather there Tuesday to sit still for sermons about global warming and to think big thoughts about clean energy. The congregation will hear how it’s not so much about taking control of the weather as about how to promote more government subsidies for impractical sources of power that nobody else wants. Coal and the internal-combustion engine will be cited as the villains, blamed for the natural disasters that man has endured
Jon Stewart once reacted to a Barack Obama speech by marveling that "at 11 o´clock on a Tuesday, a prominent politician spoke to Americans about race as though they were adults." On Friday, President Obama spoke to us about surveillance as though we were precocious children. He proceeded as if widespread objections to his policies can be dispatched like a parent answers an eight-year-old who has formally protested her bedtime. He is so proud that we´ve matured enough to take an interest in our civil liberties! Why, he used to think just like us when he was younger, and promises to
Unseen film footage of comedian Jerry Lewis, which he vowed would never be seen by the public, has surfaced on Youtube. The 1972 movie "The Day the Clown Cried" about a circus clown during the Holocaust was withdrawn by the actor after several disastrous test screenings. Lewis, who starred in and directed the movie, concluded that the film was beyond repair and promised to hide it forever.“It was bad, and it was bad because I lost the magic," said Lewis in an interview at this year´s Cannes Film Festival. "You will never see it. No one will ever see it, because
If you know about foreclosure fraud, the mass fabrication of mortgage documents in state courts by banks attempting to foreclose on homeowners, you may have one nagging question: Why did banks have to resort to this illegal scheme? Was it just cheaper to mock up the documents than to provide the real ones? Did banks figure they simply had enough power over regulators, politicians and the courts to get away with it? (They were probably right about that one.) A newly unsealed lawsuit, which banks settled in 2012 for $95 million, actually offers a different reason, providing a key answer to
Once again, CNN chief Jeff Zucker has his network stuck between a rock and a hard place — between appeasing the relentless Republican noise machine and confronting growing frustrations with CNN’s sensationalism and misinforming bias. Even as CNN host Candy Crowley said her network’s plan to produce a Hillary Clinton documentary would “make life more difficult” and NBC News correspondents label NBC Entertainment’s proposed miniseries on the former secretary of state an ethical “nightmare,” CNN’s chief has yet to take responsibility for his network’s Clinton quandary. Zucker recently doubled down on plans to produce a feature-length documentary on the odds-on 2016
There is much to admire about Cory Booker: college athlete, Rhodes scholar, Yale Law, with an obvious commitment to public service. When he first ran for Newark mayor, the loathsome incumbent Sharpe James called him “a Republican who took money from the KKK [and] Taliban...[who’s] collaborating with the Jews to take over Newark.” So you pretty much know the guy has to be doing something right. But there is something decidedly odd about the whole Cory Booker phenomenon. Someone who managed to become a national political figure as mayor of the nation’s 67th largest city, he is dangerously close to
S en. Marco Rubio (Fla.) is on a mission to convince Republican voters that, despite his full-throated embrace of immigration reform, he´s still a diehard conservative. On Monday, Rubio kicked off a short tour around Florida to tout his support for a Republican-led effort to shut down the government if Congress does not repeal ObamaCare. A handful of conservative, Tea Party-aligned senators — including Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Mike Lee (Utah) — have urged their caucus to block a continuing resolution to fund the government to stop ObamaCare from going into effect and to pressure Obama to scrap the
The sales assistant who refused to show U.S. talkshow billionaire Oprah Winfrey a luxury handbag costing nearly £25,000 claims the superstar lied about what happened in the luxury Swiss boutique where she works. Speaking anonymously to Sunday newspaper SonntagsBlick, the Italian bag lady said she felt ´powerless´ and in the grip of a ´cyclone´ after Winfrey went on TV in America to claim she had been the victim of racism. Winfrey was in Switzerland in July when she walked into the Trois Pommes boutique in Zurich looking for a handbag to match the outfit she was going to
In a story that has remained largely under the mainstream media radar, Congress announced late last month that it would finally investigate the Aug. 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that resulted in 38 deaths, including 22 members of SEAL Team 6, made famous three months earlier when they killed Osama Bin Laden. Grieving family members insist that soldiers in the elite unit were placed in unnecessary danger by the recklessness of the Obama administration, whose actions they characterized as criminal. “We’re going to dive into this,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT),
LOS ANGELES -- Oprah Winfrey says she's "sorry" a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland."I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I'm sorry that I said it was Switzerland," Winfrey said "I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don't expect that you would be able to be there," she continued.In recent interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Winfrey recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag. Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 purse. Staff has added more text.
The taxpayer-supported Missouri State Fair is getting a lot of negative publicity in social media Sunday following a report of a shameful stunt that occurred Saturday night in Sedalia. (Snip) Basically, a clown wearing a mask of Obama came out during the bull riding event. The crowd was asked if it wanted to see Obama “run down by a bull. Things got worse from there." Things got worse from there, which doesn’t surprise me, given the anti-Obama feeling among many fairgoers from rural Missouri, where Obama lost to Mitt Romney (at least 60-40 percent in much of outlying parts of state)
On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.´s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were "diverted to Libya" and ended up being stolen and falling into "the hands of some very ugly people." DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he "does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles."
President Obama took his case for ending the sequester to hundreds of disabled veterans Saturday, saying he protected their benefits from the “reckless” cuts to the federal budget but suggesting next year might be different. “It’s hurting our military. I made it clear that your veteran’s benefits are exempt from this year’s sequester,” the president said to the applause of hundreds at the Disabled American Veterans´ convention in Orlando, Fla. “But I want to tell you going forward the best way to protect the VA care you have earned is to get rid of this sequester altogether.”
Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft. Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha´s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care reforms. Instead, he will spend the next eight days playing golf, going to the beach, and buying books from the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.
Last week I wrote a column about the reality that House Republicans are ready to cave on so-called comprehensive immigration reform. There was a final paragraph in that column my editor decided not to use. That is the editor’s right for two reasons: one, every site has a voice they wish to adhere to interns of form and content; and two, he who pays, gets the final say. Ironically, what was omitted by my editor was not lost on scores of astute letter writers who commented on the piece. I would like them to know that I have the same feelings
MANY American newspapers were doomed to decline from the moment the Internet arrived on personal computers. But The Washington Post, just sold off unexpectedly to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, was never really one of them. This is something the sentimental send-offs for the Graham family and its stewardship tended to ignore. As disruptive as the Internet has been for journalism, The Post was uniquely positioned to succeed amid the chaos.
IRS? A system of voluntary tax compliance cannot survive a dishonest IRS. Lois Lerner and company have virtually ruined the agency. For the foreseeable future, each time an American receives a tax query, he will wonder to what degree his politics ensures enhanced or reduced scrutiny — or whether his name as a donor, activist, or partisan has put him on a watch list. Worse still, when a high commissioner of the IRS takes the 5th Amendment, it sends a frightening message: those audited go to jail when they refuse to testify; those who audit them who do the same
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that she will soon tour the nation and deliver a series of speeches to promote more trust in government. She made her remarks at an annual American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco. More specifically, Mrs. Clinton said she was launching a series of speeches on foreign policy. And as part of those addresses, she planned to speak about the need to restore faith in government, Breitbart reported. She also bashed voter identification laws, telling 1,000 members of the
On Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco that she would be launching a series of speeches about American foreign policy in the “next few months.” According to Philip Rucker, White House correspondent for The Washington Post, Hillary planned to emphasize restoring faith in government – an ironic theme, considering that she was a member of the current administration presiding over the rapid decline in faith in government. The speech today was clearly a launching point for a 2016 campaign. She put heavy emphasis on bashing voter