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  • Obama Announces Executive Orders to Limit Gun Ownership – US Veterans Hardest Hit

    01/04/2014 3:50:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 4, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The White House inched forward Friday with two new executive actions aimed at boosting the federal background-check system. The new laws will make it more difficult for “anyone who may pose a danger to themselves or others” to purchase a gun. NewsMax reported: Under the measures announced by the White House, the Justice Department will propose changes to the federal background check system to clarify who under U.S. law is prohibited from possessing a firearm because of mental health problems. The Department of Health and Human Services also will propose a regulation aimed at making it easier for states to...
  • NY Daily News Editorial Attacks America’s ‘Immaturity’ for Showing Anger Over Obamacare’s Lies

    11/11/2013 11:22:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 11, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    We were just asking for it. This is, essentially, what Century Foundation fellow Michael Cohen took to the pages of the New York Daily News on Monday to say. In a profound scolding, Cohen diagnoses America’s “immaturity” as demonstrated by the backlash against President Barack Obama over to his oft-repeated and false claim that every American who was happy with their health insurance would be able to keep their health insurance. This was never true. The president and his staff were aware this was not true as early as February, 2010. Some media outlets reported that, for millions of Americans,...
  • Mark Levin: Obama is preparing to destroy the role of Congress by unilaterally ignoring debt ceiling

    10/05/2013 8:12:35 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Jen Kuznicki (Conservative Writer) ^ | October 4, 2013 | Jen Kuznicki
    (Mark Levin has laid out last night what Obama’s plans are should the Republicans hold the line and refuse to increase the debt ceiling. We have been here before, as I found it important to write about two years ago when Obama and the media were considering the unconstitutional and impeachable option of using the 14th Amendment to bypass Congress on the debt ceiling.I felt compelled to partially transcribe Mark’s commentary from last night’s show, because it is very important that we get this information to our Republican members of Congress. I have linked to the relevant articles and podcast...
  • Study: Obamacare Costing 66,000 Jobs in Illinois

    10/05/2013 8:46:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 4, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The president’s health care law is driving down employment in his home state, according to a recent report. Employers in Illinois are cutting worker hours to avoid costly penalties from Obamacare’s employer mandate, where employees in the lowest wage sectors are the hardest hit. The Illinois Policy Institute studied the three employment sectors — retail, food, and merchandise– whose average hours were closest to 30 hours per week prior to the Affordable Care Act. The institute found that all three have now dipped below 30 hours per week, the threshold for a full-time worker under the law. Average hours for...
  • Lake Mead property owners forced out until shutdown ends

    10/05/2013 6:29:29 PM PDT · by Lacey · 172 replies
    KNTV ^ | 10/5/13 | Jacqui Heinrich
    The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they're being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land. Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. They've been spending most of their time in the family ice cream store since going home isn't an option. The Spencers never expected to be forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they've owned since the 70s, but on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out. "I had to go to town today and...
  • President Obama ties debt ceiling to Social Security

    10/03/2013 4:21:51 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 Oct 13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama warned Thursday that as bad as the government shutdown is, a failure to raise the debt ceiling would be even more damaging to the U.S. economy, and called on congressional Republicans to end their “irresponsibility” on both issues. “As reckless as a government shutdown is … an economic shutdown that results from default would be dramatically worse,” Obama said on the morning of the third day of the government shutdown, at an event held at M. Luis Construction Company in the D.C. suburb of Rockville, Md. The president had on Wednesday warned Wall Street that “this time’s...
  • Cantor: House GOP forging ahead with piecemeal bills (Reid and Obama won't fund the Government)

    10/03/2013 3:51:21 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    the hill ^ | 10/3/2013 | By Peter Schroeder
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) vowed to bring forward more piecemeal spending bills Thursday, as he expressed confidence President Obama would eventually be forced to negotiate. In a memo sent to House Republicans, Cantor called the Democratic position "untenable" and "unsustainable," adding that a steady diet of narrow funding bills would force Democrats to deal. "I am confident that if we keep advancing common-sense solutions to the problems created by the shutdown that Senate Democrats and President Obama will eventually agree to meaningful discussions that would allow us to ultimately resolve this impasse," he wrote. "The American people ......
  • Obama loses his mind for 800k government workers ignoring the other 15 million unemployed citizens.

    10/03/2013 2:14:04 PM PDT · by jilliane · 50 replies
    CBC News ^ | 10/3/2013 | AP
    President Barack Obama laid the blame for the U.S. government's partial shutdown at the feet of House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday...With 800,000 federal government employees forced into taking leave, some agencies have almost entirely shuttered, including NASA, the Commerce Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • UNBELIEVABLE: Obama closes Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial over shutdown

    10/03/2013 10:47:49 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 53 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 3, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    NEW YORK POST — Tourists travelling to Omaha Beach to pay their respects to the 9,387 military dead at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial will find it closed, a victim of the U.S. government’s partial shutdown. The site overlooking the D-Day invasion beaches is one of 24 U.S. military cemeteries overseas that have closed to visitors since Monday. Ten more cemeteries in in France, as well as others in various European countries as well as Mexico, Panama, Tunisia and the Philippines, will remain closed for the duration of the shutdown.
  • Barack Obama: A Divider, Not a Uniter (DuH)

    10/03/2013 8:15:59 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 3, 2013 | Beth Reinhard
    Mr. President,We thought you were different, but you turned out to be like all the others. You promised hope and change, but we trust government even less than before. You offered a new brand of post-partisan governing, but the red states and blue states are farther apart than ever. Washington was a mess when you arrived in January of 2009, but by breaking your promises and, frankly, our hearts, you made it worse.[snip] Perhaps Obama's biggest failing has been his inability to build relationships and make deals on Capitol Hill--a shortcoming in sharp relief during the ongoing debate over a...
  • IRS targeted Dr. Ben Carson after Prayer Breakfast speech

    10/03/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | John Solomon
    Just months after he gave a speech earlier this year that challenged America’s leadership in President Obama’s presence, Dr. Ben Carson was targeted by IRS agents who requested to review his real estate holdings and then conducted a full audit without finding any wrongdoing. “I guess it could be a coincidence, but I never had been audited before and never really had any encounters with the IRS,” Dr. Carson said in an interview Thursday with The Washington Times. “But it certainly would make one suspicious because we know now the IRS has been used for political purposes and therefore actions...
  • Obama: 'Only one way out' of shutdown (Obama refuses to negotiate, insist on his way or the highway)

    10/03/2013 8:54:17 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/3/2013 | staff
    President Barack Obama went on a rhetorical offensive against House Republicans on the third day of the federal government shutdown, telling a crowd in Maryland Thursday that there's only one party at fault and one remedy. "There are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives today that if the speaker of the House, John Boehner, simply let the bill get on the floor for an up or down vote, every congressman could vote their conscience, the shutdown would end today," Obama said in a speech in Rockville, Maryland. "The only thing that is keeping the government shut down,...
  • Levin: 'I'll Bring Half a Million People' to WWII Memorial if You Lay 'One Damn Hand' on Veterans

    10/03/2013 8:41:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 10-3-13 | Tony Lee
    Conservative talk radio Mark Levin said Wednesday if the Obama administration lays "one damn hand" on any World War II veteran trying to see their memorial that he would bring "half a million people" to it. The Obama administration closed the World War II Memorial as part of the government shutdown and even threatened veterans on Honor Flights with potential arrests if they went past what is being called "Barrycades." "I want to say this loud and clear to the people on Capitol Hill who are listening, to this administration. You lay one damn hand on one of those World...
  • Obama Speaking at 10:30, Networks Prepare to Worship [Live Thread]

    10/03/2013 6:59:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 375 replies
    10/3/13
    Just announced....
  • National Park Service to keep WW II Memorial open to veterans (Barry blinks)

    10/02/2013 10:07:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Local ^ | October 2, 2013 | Michael E. Ruane and Mark Berman
    At Marion Park on Capitol Hill, two fence gates were chained closed, but one was not, and a group of children played inside. At the Korean War Veterans Memorial, on the Mall, the entrance was blocked with barricades, but visitors just walked around the barriers and entered. At the closed-off National World War II Memorial, two days of assaults by veterans prompted the National Park Service to announce that they had the legal right to be there and would not be barred in the future. Across federal Washington on Wednesday, the government shutdown was leaking badly — partly as a...
  • ‘Exasperated’ Obama tells congressional leaders he ‘will not negotiate’ (Obama owns the shutdown)

    10/02/2013 4:28:13 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/2/2013 | By Debbi Wilgoren, William Branigin and Karen Tumulty
    An “exasperated” President Obama on Wednesday met with congressional leaders at the White House to discuss the budget standoff that has shut down parts of the federal government for the first time in 17 years, making it clear to them that he will not bargain with Obamacare. The top four leaders of both parties from both houses gathered for an hour and a half seesion in the Oval Office without any staff. After the meeting, Speaker John Boehner said the president “reiterated tonight he will not negotiate.” According to a White House official, the president planned to use the meeting...
  • NAPOLITANO: Finding a crime for every man (on NSA spying)

    10/02/2013 4:33:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2013 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    While the nation’s political class has been fixated on the government shutdown in Washington this week, the National Security Agency (NSA) has continued to spy on all Americans and, by its ambiguity and shrewd silence, seems to be acknowledging slowly that the scope of its spying is truly breathtaking. The Obama administration is of the view that the NSA can spy on anyone, anywhere. The president thinks that federal statutes enable the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to authorize the NSA to capture any information it desires about any persons without identifying the persons and without a showing...
  • 'Enforce it vigorously': New Obamacare lawsuit aims to bring down law...

    A Florida orthodontist sued the Obama administration on Tuesday, insisting that the White House must abandon changes it has made on its own to the Affordable Care Act, instead obeying the letter of the law as Congress passed it. The administration has made several tweaks to the Obamacare law, including a one-year delay of a measure that requires companies with 50 or more employees to offer them health insurance or pay financial penalties. The law specifies an exact date when that feature is to go into effect – January 1, 2014 – but the White House announced in July that...
  • Democrats Pay Union Members to Protest World War II Vets

    10/02/2013 12:55:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    PowerLine ^ | October 2, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    It appears that the Obama administration is violating the First Rule of Holes. Yesterday the administration looked awful when it “closed” and barricaded the World War II memorial on the Mall. The memorial is, by its nature, open. There is nothing to close. --SNIP-- ...these protesters were marching towards the press gaggle and I was asking them to show their federal IDs to prove they were in fact federal workers. No one wore their federal ID and none would provide it to prove their claim. Then, remarkably, a guy carrying a sign passed by wearing a McDonald’s employee shirt, which...
  • Judicial Watch File FOIA for Information Related to Closing of WWII Memorial

    10/02/2013 1:08:14 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/02/2013 | Bryan Peterson
    Government watchdog Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to get to the bottom of the National Park Service’s actions at the World War II Memorial in Washington this week. The NPS has barricaded the memorial and on Tuesday tried to prevent veterans from visiting the memorial, which has no amenities and is normally open to the public at all times. The National Park service has closed facilities that are either unmanned or take no federal funding, and says that the Obama administration ordered the shutdown. Anna Eberly, managing director of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm in...
  • US government shutdown: Obama's welfare socialism sparked this crisis, not the Constitution

    10/02/2013 10:45:15 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 2nd, 2013 | Tim Stanley
    One thing often heard in media commentary on the shutdown: what must the Chinese think when the US can't even keep its government open? The correct answer: who cares? China's a communist state – its government never sleeps. America's a democracy – if it has an honest disagreement with itself then it debates it openly within the context of law and the Constitution. If things must shutdown for a bit, so be it. The Founding Fathers divided the US government in order to keep it limited. No, they never thought things would break down quite this way, but then they...
  • Obama Calls 1st Meeting With Congressional Leaders on Shutdown

    10/02/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 109 replies
    AP ^ | October 2, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    <p>President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.</p>
  • New Republic's Advice to Obama: Roll in the Tanks and Blow Up 'Intransigent' Congress

    10/02/2013 9:14:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 52 replies
    On Tuesday, Julia Ioffe, senior editor for the liberal New Republic publication, all but suggested that President Obama needed to use military force against Tea Party conservatives in Congress. Ioffe likened the current federal government shutdown to the 1993 constitutional crisis in Russia, where then-President Boris Yeltsin ultimately ended the impasse by dissolving the parliament, and had tanks shell the legislative body's "White House". The writer asserted that both the "old Soviet conservatives" in Russia 20 years ago and the Tea Party representatives in the House were "intransigent, bull-headed faction[s]".
  • Boehner to Obama: Even Bill Clinton didn’t turn his back on veterans...

    Boehner released this statement today:
  • Cruz Blames Obama's Fixation On Health Care For WWII Memorial Closure

    10/02/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 26 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-2-2013 | Catherine Thompson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement Wednesday faulting the Obama administration for the closure of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Cruz's full statement: President Obama is so fixated on forcing Obamacare on the American people that he's even willing to deny World War II veterans the right to access the memorial they have earned through their heroic service. This scenario encapsulates the bigger problem in Washington. President Obama is so set on imposing his destructive, far-left ideology that his government is literally barricading World War II veterans out of their memorial and blocking funding to the...
  • WWII Vets Plan to Storm Barricades at Lincoln Memorial, After Obama ‘Goons’ Close Sites Down

    10/02/2013 8:40:41 AM PDT · by montag813 · 131 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-02-2013 | John Hill
    Above: National Park Service workers setting up new barricades this morning, around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, the Obama Administration got real petty over the partial government shutdown, sending employees to barricade memorial sites around Washington that are normally open 24/7. Thankfully, one group of WWII vets wasn't having ANY of it - removing barricades, with the help of fantastic GOP Reps. like Steve King (R-IA) and others - and refusing to be denied access to THEIR World War II Memorial. Well today, another group of WWII vets plan to do the same thing at the Lincoln Memorial,...
  • Honor Flight to World War II Memorial in jeopardy due to shutdown

    10/01/2013 8:24:42 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 155 replies
    northwestohio.com ^ | 10.01.2013 at 7:11 PM | Chris Delcamp
    TOLEDO -- Locally in the Glass City, we can see the affects of the government shutdown at our museums, monuments, and national parks. The gates are closed and locked, denying access completely to the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. TSA employees were still working at Toledo Express Airport, but when WNWO called the TSA to find out if they would be affected, there was a message that said the public relations representative did not have access to her voicemail or email due to the government shutdown. In a letter from Marcy Kaptur's office in the 9th District, it read, "...only services...
  • Obama Putting Up More Barricades at World War Two Memorial This Morning

    10/02/2013 6:41:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 563 replies
    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | Kristinn
    Twitter photo by Charlie Spiering, the Washington Examiner.The Obama administration is adding more barricades at the World War Two Memorial in Washington, D.C. this morning, according to reporters on the scene.The reinforcements are being put in place apparently to prevent a repeat of yesterday when WWII veterans aided by several Republican Congressmen pushed aside barricades to visit their memorial.Buzzfeed got no response from the White House last night when queried about the administration closing the memorial to veterans.A report last night claimed that the Park Service would arrest veterans who attempt to visit the WWII Memorial.
  • More news of Obama’s personal army?

    10/01/2013 11:50:28 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 34 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 | George Spelvin
    Because the American military swears an allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, and not to the President, could Obama’s strategy be to strip our Armed Services and cost shift their dollars into an all powerful civilian Army under his command? Two tips coming into CiR this week surprisingly connect just these dots and link these machinations to Obamacare funding. On page 496 of H.R. 3590 is this quote: ” Assimilating Reserve Corp Officers Into the Regular Corps. . .Effective on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve (civilian)...
  • Obama's Speech Was Textbook Liberal Progressive

    10/01/2013 12:35:39 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 16 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | October 1, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    I sat down and watched President Obama's speech today on Obamacare and wondered if he was going to lash out at Republicans for the (non) government shutdown. As I fought the rising bile and oncoming nausea I always experience hearing our liar-in-chief, I was not disappointed. Obama's speech is a textbook example torn from the liberal progressive handbook. He started off with a painful "is this on?" bit about the microphone, just showing how much of an amateur he is on the big stage. He then immediately launched into attacking the Republicans for the government shutdown (I like the term...
  • Ben Carson: 'I had my first encounter with the IRS' after challenging Obama

    10/01/2013 8:01:05 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    At an event in Birmingham, Ala. Monday night, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson revealed that he had received a visit from the Internal Revenue Service following his much-noted remarks at a National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year. “I had my first encounter with the IRS this year, unsurprisingly after the prayer breakfast,” Carson told an audience that at the annual Business Council of Alabama Chairman’s Dinner, according to a report from Cliff Sims of the Montgomery, Ala.-based Yellowhammer News Carson’s February speech February made him a conservative darling for criticizing President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care reform law, while...
  • Obama: Transforming America -- From energy to foreign policy to the presidency itself

    10/01/2013 6:53:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>There certainly is no question that Barack Obama wants to change the United States. And there clearly is no doubt that such fundamental transformation is difficult, given our tripartite system of government — even though Obama entered office with large Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress, an enthralled media, and a closely divided Supreme Court.</p>
  • Health Premiums Up $3,065; Obama Vowed $2,500 Cut (Blast to the past. Obama Lied, Health Care Died!)

    10/01/2013 5:51:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/24/2012 | ibd
    During his first run for president, Barack Obama made one very specific promise to voters: He would cut health insurance premiums for families by $2,500, and do so in his first term. But it turns out that family premiums have increased by more than $3,000 since Obama's vow, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation employee health benefits survey. Premiums for employer-provided family coverage rose $3,065 — 24% — from 2008 to 2012, the Kaiser survey found. Even if you start counting in 2009, premiums have climbed $2,370. What's more, premiums climbed faster in Obama's four years than they...
  • Lawmakers: Obama “Greenhouse Gas” Rules Will Raise Energy Bills

    09/30/2013 6:35:13 AM PDT · by cutty · 9 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | September 30, 2013 | Mark Stricherz
    A federal proposal to impose strict new rules on emissions from new coal-fired plants has drawn the ire of critics who are determined to stop regulatory effort from affecting coal-producing states such as Colorado. Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule for new coal plants: large plants can emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour while smaller plants can emit the slightly higher figure of 1,100 pounds. ... war on coal... Shovel-ready jobs apparently don’t apply to those who work in coal,” Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) quipped, referring to President Obama’s description...
  • Obama to Congress: ‘Knock it Off’on Budget Brinkmanship [Little Man Turns to Arrogance]

    09/30/2013 5:56:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    Time ^ | 9/27/13 | Charlotte Alter
    Obama told Republicans Friday that it’s a fool’s errand for them to use the threat of a government shutdown to gut his signature healthcare law, decrying what he called “political grandstanding” that is hurting the American economy. With Republicans seeing both the looming expiration of government funding and the need to increase the country’s borrowing limit as pressure points to extract political concessions on the healthcare law, the president said bluntly: “I said that yesterday and I’m gonna repeat it: that’s not gonna happen.” “A lot of what is taking place right now is political grandstanding,” Obama told reporters at...
  • Thanks A Lot, Mr. President! My Health Premium Is Up 114%

    09/27/2013 10:39:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 60 replies
    forbes ^ | 9/27/2013 | George Anders
    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. My health insurer, Kaiser Permanente, has finally calculated what our family’s new health insurance rates will be under the grotesquely misnamed Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare.) The upshot: my premiums are about to rise by 114.6%. My wife’s rates? Up 109%. Our kids? Don’t ask. Yes, it’s time to say goodbye to my current plan, with its $232-a-month premium. That plan is being discontinued, I’m told, because it “does not meet the requirements of the ACA.” It was a nice plan, with low premiums, free physical exams, a high deductible and eligibility...
  • Opposing Obamacare Isn’t Anarchy

    09/27/2013 8:07:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/27/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    ‘It’s the law of the land.” This is rapidly becoming the preferred shorthand argument for why criticism of Obamacare is just so, so wrong. It also serves as the lead sentence of a larger claim that all attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act are really symptoms of a kind of extremist right-wing lunacy. For instance, here’s Senate majority leader Harry Reid, who walked out of the painting American Gothic to deliver this homespun wisdom: “We’re not going to bow to tea-party anarchists who deny the mere fact that Obamacare is the law. We will not bow to tea-party anarchists...
  • Obama's 'Fake' Twitter Followers Explained

    09/27/2013 8:18:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/27/2013 | Daren Jonescu
    Barack Obama has 36.9 million Twitter followers, 19.5 million of whom, it turns out, are fake. This is a very disturbing sign
  • Obama: GOP Scared Because They Know People Will Love Obamacare

    09/26/2013 10:34:59 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/26/13
    President Obama: "And part of what I think the resistance that we've seen ramp up particularly over the last couple of months is all about is the opponents of health care reform know they're going to sign up. In fact, one of the major opponents, when asked, well, why is it that you'd potentially shut down the government at this point just to block Obamacare, he basically fessed up. He said, well, once consumers get hooked on having health insurance and subsidies, then they won't want to give it up. (Laughter.) I mean, that's — you can look at the...
  • Obama sharply critical of Republican opponents of healthcare law

    09/26/2013 12:38:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 26, 2013 | By Mark Felsenthal
    President Barack Obama lashed out at Republican opponents of the healthcare law he pioneered on Thursday. In a feisty speech at a Washington-area college, Obama defended the 2010 Affordable Care Act against Republican critics who say it is an example of government gone too far. Obama said Republicans fear Americans will come to like the healthcare law, saying their strategy is basically, "'We've got to shut this thing down before people find out that they like it.'" "Don't you think that's a strange argument? And the closer we get, the more desperate they get," he said.
  • Obama mocks GOP for ‘crazy’ Obamacare predictions

    09/26/2013 10:53:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2013 1:40 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    With just five days to go before Americans can begin signing up for health care under his signature law, President Barack Obama on Thursday ridiculed Republican opponents for “crazy” doomsday predictions of the impact and forecast that even those who didn’t vote for him are going to enroll. With polls showing many Americans still skeptical of the law known as “Obamacare,” the president went back to the basics of explaining how nearly 50 million uninsured Americans will be able to buy coverage in new government-run exchanges while mocking Republicans for trying to block its implementation. “The closer we get, the...
  • Obama vows health care law won’t be undercut

    09/26/2013 8:58:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2013 11:29 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama says congressional critics of the 3-year-old health care law have become more irresponsible in their attempts to kill it the closer the law comes to full implementation. Obama on Thursday set out to pitch the law known as “Obamacare,” five days before the start of a six-month sign-up period for millions of uninsured Americans. …
  • Obama on Obamacare: “We did raise taxes on some things.” (Duck You Suckers)

    09/25/2013 12:14:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | September, 25, 2013 | John Kartch
    During his Tuesday remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama admitted that his health care law raises taxes: “So what we did — it’s paid for by a combination of things. We did raise taxes on some things.” “Some things” is an understatement. Below is just a partial list of Obamacare’s new or higher taxes on Americans: Starting in tax year 2013: Obamacare Medical Device Tax: Medical device manufacturers employ 409,000 people in 12,000 plants across the country. Obamacare imposes a new 2.3 percent excise tax on gross sales – even if the company does not earn a profit...
  • Corker Warns Obama Administration Against Any Action to Implement U.N. Arms Trade Treaty...

    09/25/2013 5:18:39 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 52 replies
    U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ^ | Sept. 24, 2013 | U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn
    WASHINGTON – Asserting the Senate’s constitutional role on treaties, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a letter today warned the Obama administration against taking any action to implement the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty without Senate advice and consent. “The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be fundamentally inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, law, and practice,” said Corker. Full text of the letter is included below and in the attached document. Dear President Obama,...
  • IRS rides 1884 'dead horse' law to defense of tax preparer rules

    09/24/2013 5:46:38 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 24, 2013 | Patrick Temple-West
    The Obama administration on Tuesday defended its effort to regulate the tax return preparation business for the first time in U.S. history, basing its case largely on a 19th century law dealing with horses lost or killed in the Civil War.
  • 'Red line' just one of roughly 500 Obama promises that have come and gone

    09/23/2013 12:33:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | Sept 22, 2013
    President Obama vowing that Syria would “cross a red line” by using chemical weapons is far from the only marker he’s laid down or promise he’s tried to keep since running for president in 2008. The president has made more than 500 campaign-related promises alone. And just last week he re-drew a line in the sand for congressional Republicans flirting with shutting down the government over his Affordable Care Act and looking for spending cuts as part of a separate deal to increase the federal debt limit. “That’s not happening,” Obama said. “I will not negotiate over the full faith...
  • Paranoid Obama Claims Republican Conspiracy

    09/23/2013 9:55:27 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 24 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,09,24 | USBC News Wire
    After a budget proposal by house Republicans today, President Barack Hussein Obama made a statement that the budget represented, "a faction on the far right" adding that they are ""trying to mess with me." Many critics have noted President Obama's unwillingness to work with Congress, and create compromises supported by the public. In statements today, he attacked the budget proposal from the House of Representatives, and stated that there should be, ""no obstruction, no games, no holding the economy hostage if you don't get 100 percent of what you want."
  • Obama says fight for gun laws “ought to obsess us”

    09/22/2013 3:25:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 116 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2013 6:15 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by calling for a transformation in the nation’s gun laws to address an epidemic of gun violence, saying, “There’s nothing inevitable about it.” Reprising his role of the nation’s consoler in chief after yet another mass shooting, Obama said Americans should honor the victims of last Monday’s shooting by insisting on a change in gun laws. “It ought to obsess us,” Obama said. … He said no other advanced nation endures the kind of gun violence seen in the United States, and blamed mass shootings in...
  • Obama blames NRA for gun violence

    09/22/2013 2:22:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 74 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 22, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Once again, President Obama is exploiting the tragic deaths from a mass shooting to push his political agenda to control guns. This time, he escalates the rhetoric by blaming Second Amendment advocates for criminals’ acts. After spending the day on the golf course Saturday, Mr. Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner about his priorities. Referring to Monday’s tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, along with the mass murders in Newtown and Aurora in 2012, Tucson in 2011 and shootings in Chicago, he said: “As long as there are those who fight to make it as easy...
  • Obama demands gun curbs, laments gun rights in Navy Yard shooting speech

    09/23/2013 12:51:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/23/2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is using the Sept. 16 Navy Yard shootings to rally his supporters for another uphill charge in November 2014 against Americans’ gun rights.“These [12] families have endured a shattering tragedy,” Obama said in a very sharply written speech during a memorial service held near D.C.‘s Navy Yard for the victims’ families Sunday.The recent rash of mass shootings “ought to be a shock to us all as a nation and as a people. …It ought to lead to some sort of transformation,” said the president, evoking his 2008 promise to begin “fundamentally transforming” the United States of America....