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  • Romney's Taxes

    04/23/2012 5:40:43 PM PDT · by agee · 11 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/23/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    Has Andrew Breitbart won? The failure to properly vet the president was a rallying cry of Breitbart shortly before his death. On Saturday the über liberal New York Times promised to vet President Obama this election cycle. The Grey Lady, who in prior award winning journalistic fashion reported glowingly on 1930s progressive icon Joseph Stalin, admitted to not doing it’s job during the last election. From the Times Publi...
  • Honest Conversations

    04/18/2012 3:47:53 PM PDT · by agee · 3 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/18/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    The next paragraph is offensive. I will write it, pause, and provide some space to allow you to read, and exit the website without reading another offensive word if you so desire. You have been warned.   In the US, blacks are 6 times more likely to be a victim of homicide than whites. 46% of the people arrested and convicted of murder are black, while blacks only make up about 13% of the US population. 86% of white victims were killed by w.... ......left-wing ideology have, perversely, driven up the ills they were intended to reduce. The kind of...
  • WAR (A Poster of Andrew Breitbart by Safe Environment)

    04/16/2012 5:31:33 PM PDT · by agee · 3 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/16/2012
  • Obama - Making more stay at home parents

    04/16/2012 3:22:33 PM PDT · by agee · 9 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/16/2012 | Steve Graff
    “….has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of women in this country are facing.” – Hilary Rosen, democratic operative, referring to Ann RomneyHilary Rosen’s indictment of Ann Romney was quickly – and rightfully so – disavowed by the left, and condemned by the right. However, when we look past the outrage and at Rosen’s words, she is quite correct: A quick scan of her and Mitt’s Wikipedia biographies show that they were both born to affluent households. (I should add, much like most of the...
  • Translation Services

    04/12/2012 5:52:44 PM PDT · by agee · 1 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/12/2012 | Aaron Gee
    Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what a public figure means when what they say doesn’t match the facts in any way shape or form. In this post I will take a few recent public statements, provide a translation, as well as what they were hoping you’d think. Please note, our translations may not be 100% accurate, but we strive very hard to read the minds of various public figures. Enjoy! The Statement: “The House budget once again fails the test of balance, fairness, and shared responsibility.” – President Obama What He Meant: It’s not my budget What He Hoped...
  • Nice View (our view on flexibility)

    04/10/2012 11:19:09 AM PDT · by agee
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/10/2012 | Stephen Graph
    President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.   President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…   President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.   President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
  • Two Sons (Which does the media report on?)

    04/09/2012 4:24:54 PM PDT · by agee · 6 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/09/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    The traditional media’s story of the moment is the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. That incident was initially reported as potentially a white on black racially motivated shooting of an innocent unarmed teen. The media’s response was to go into hyperbole overdrive. Editing 911 tapes to make it appear as if Zimmerman was racist and having “audio experts” declare that a racial slur could be heard on the same tapes. The racial demagogues Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackon descended on Sanford and lynch mob mentality ensued. The demagogues accused the local police of playing favorites due to race....
  • The Deficit Chicken Hawk

    04/05/2012 3:47:16 PM PDT · by agee · 6 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/05/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    Deficit Hawk: a slang term used for politicians that place great emphasis on keeping the federal budget under control. Liberals only use this term for politicians that want to raise taxes. Deficit Chicken Hawk: a slang term used for politicians that claim to place great emphasis on keeping the federal budget under control but when faced with making real cuts in government spending always back down. Liberals only use this term to describe anyone who won’t raise taxes. President Obama displays a special kind of shallow, transparent, political opportunism when recently talking about deficits to the writers for financial...
  • Simple Math (some facts on government spending)

    04/04/2012 6:10:58 PM PDT · by agee · 10 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/04/2012 | Aaron Gee
    Sometimes one just has to do the math, so for tonight’s post I will do some simple math. The Equation: 60x60x24x365= 31,536,000 There are 60 seconds/minute and 60 minutes in an hour. That means there are 60 x 60 = 3600 seconds in an hour. Multiple that by 24 gives us the number of seconds in an day – 86,400. Multiply 86,400 by 365 which equals 31,536,000 which is the number of seconds in a year. The total approved expenditures for the Federal 2011 budget is 3.36 trillion dollars. Written another way that is 3,360,000,000,000 dollars. Dividing the number of...
  • The brightest guys in the room

    04/04/2012 2:47:44 PM PDT · by agee · 17 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/04/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    My father, a high school teacher, used to joke “Those that can – do, those that can’t – teach, those that can’t teach – teach teachers”. I never expected that axiom to be true of the President of the United States, until yesterday. Obama’s answer to a reporter’s question clearly demonstrated that you didn’t want professor Obama for constitutional law. Not if you want to pass that bar that is. Methinks President Obama’s previous life as a community organizer fits the teaching teachers part of the axiom pretty well. If you missed it, President Obama was asked to clarify...
  • Obama Fact, Fiction & Human Nature

    04/03/2012 2:10:02 PM PDT · by agee · 3 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/03/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    President Obama often takes full advantage of the bully pulpit to excoriate political opponents or to register his displeasure with decisions that didn't go his way. The naked attempt to pressure the Supreme Court in his remarks during the recent joint press conference continues the pattern. The President's remarks were at times dishonest. More surprising is that the Presidents speech shows just how shallow his knowledge of the Constitution and human nature really is.  Dishonest Statement:"Ultimately, I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of...
  • Obama Fact, Fiction & Human Nature

    04/03/2012 2:10:02 PM PDT · by agee
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/03/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    President Obama often takes full advantage of the bully pulpit to excoriate political opponents or to register his displeasure with decisions that didn't go his way. The naked attempt to pressure the Supreme Court in his remarks during the recent joint press conference continues the pattern. The President's remarks were at times dishonest. More surprising is that the Presidents speech shows just how shallow his knowledge of the Constitution and human nature really is.  Dishonest Statement:"Ultimately, I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of...
  • Ryan has a plan, Obama has Golf

    04/02/2012 6:00:28 PM PDT · by agee
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/02/2012 | Steve Graff
        
  • Instead of 'stand your ground' how about 'Do Your Job'

    03/31/2012 5:55:43 AM PDT · by agee · 9 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 3/31/2012 | Aaron Gee
    It takes a special kind of hypocrisy to be a Democratic Senator these days. Out of one side of their mouth they claim that Paul Ryan’s budget is akin to throwing grandma off a cliff. The Democratic alternative to the Ryan budget – nothing. Ryan was succinct in his answer to this type of overwrought hyperbole from Democrats. Not doing anything effectively raids the Social Security fund, rations care, and bankrupts the program. The Democratically controlled Senate has gone more than 1,000 days without passing a budget and the American people are frustrated. The Democratically led government is spending over...
  • The ObamaCare Free Lunch

    03/29/2012 5:59:26 PM PDT · by agee · 41 replies
    Supreme Court – 03.28.12 An exchange between Justice Kagan and Lead Plaintiff Attorney Clement… Clement had barely finished his first sentence when Kagan immediately asked him why it was coercive for the federal government to give billions of dollars in additional aid to the states. “There are no matching funds requirements, there are no extraneous conditions attached to it, it’s just a boatload of federal money for you to take and spend on poor people’s healthcare,” she declared. “It doesn’t sound coercive to me, I have to tell you.” To that, Clement said the government’s money was still coercive because...
  • Vultures - new conservative cartoon from Safe Environment

    03/26/2012 8:06:20 PM PDT · by agee · 3 replies · 26+ views
    Founding Ideals ^ | 3/26/2012
  • Eric Holder, Fear and Intimidation

    12/22/2011 5:17:17 AM PST · by agee · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2011 | Aaron Gee
    This past weekend, Attorney General Eric Holder attempted to intimidate his critics by accusing them of racism. Under the Attorney General's watch more than a thousand weapons have been walked across the border by the ATF and more than 300 people are dead as a direct result. Even Holder himself admits that the 'Fast and Furious' guns will be used in more crimes. Innocents on both sides of the border have more to fear. The mixture of fear and intimidation has existed since Holder's first days in office. Who can forget his first major speech after confirmation? In that speech...
  • A real energy policy would have been helpful

    02/28/2011 8:21:13 AM PST · by agee · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/28/2011 | Aaron Gee
    Gasoline prices keep going up and the consumer is getting hammered with gas well over three dollars. In 2008 the soaring cost of energy was the fuse that kicked off the US recession that was ultimately driven by the financial crisis. Both issues were made worse by the federal government's interference in the marketplace. The US economy is set for a repeat of 2008 because the White House never learned from the root causes of the recession. The unrest in the middle east showing no signs of abating and international bad boy Iran is being as provocative as it thinks...
  • ATF let gun cross border that killed US agent

    02/27/2011 8:10:01 PM PST · by agee · 25 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 2/27/2011 | Aaron Gee
    CBS news is reporting that the ATF let firearms be illegally imported into Mexico in the hopes that it could trace the firearms later. One of the firearms that the ATF “let go” later was used in a gunfight where a federal agent died. Reportedly the ATF has let more than 2,500 illegally purchased firearms into Mexico. A couple of items that stick out in the article * 1. It was the private dealers flagged the sales as suspicious and wanted to stop the sale. The ATF asked them to make the sale anyway. * 2. Agents wanted to intercept...
  • The tax payer subsidy of the democratic party

    02/26/2011 1:13:16 PM PST · by agee · 5 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 02/26/2011 | Aaron Gee
    In the minds of the left and their union compatriots, unions are a necessary tool to counter corporate America. The left’s storyline is that corporate America is evil, can’t be trusted, and will do bad things to good people if given the chance. That means any tactic is acceptable, and calls for civility only apply to other people.In Wisconsin there are no companies, only tax payers, the liberal storyline doesn’t fit but that doesn’t stop it from being trotted out. The little guy in this fight are not the unions or their members, but the state taxpayers. Wisconsin voters revolted...
  • Public Sector Unions - Antithesis of Good Government

    02/25/2011 8:16:13 AM PST · by agee · 2 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 02/25/2011 | Aaron Gee
    Public sector unions are a problem for tax payers because their motivation is directly opposed to what would be considered good government. Public sector unions have a financial incentive to grow government, and keep tasks labor intensive (more workers, more dues, more money, more power). For big government politicians, the reward for more government is more taxpayer money coming back to their election campaign. At the state and local level democratic lawmakers are subsidized by taxpayer money paid to public sector unions in the form of membership dues. Taxpayers have an incentive to keep government growth down (less taxes) and...
  • The Audacity of Hope

    01/20/2011 3:03:11 PM PST · by agee · 4 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 01/20/2011 | Aaron Gee
    A few days ago President Obama had an editorial published in the Wall Street Journal. The piece titled “Toward a 21st-Century Regulatory System” has Obama all but sounding Republican. Sometimes, those rules have gotten out of balance, placing unreasonable burdens on business—burdens that have stifled innovation and have had a chilling effect on growth and jobs.The President’s piece tries to please his left leaning supporters by reminding them that his executive order is far from deregulation. At the same time President Obama points to glaring examples of the utter stupidity that can be our overly intrusive regulatory system. The best...
  • Socialism by Other Means

    01/04/2011 7:05:26 AM PST · by agee · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2011 | Aaron Gee
    As I pondered the direction our Government had taken over the previous year, I looked at the definition of socialism by typing "define: socialism" into Google. The first definition presented was from Princeton's wordnet and read as follows; "a political theory advocating state ownership of industry." The definition feels woefully lacking. Ownership denotes control, and the state is certainly getting into the business of controlling industry. Over the last year our government has exerted more control over enterprise via legislative fiat than at any other time since FDR's power grab during the Great Depression. From the thousands of pages of...
  • Beware the solution in search of a problem

    01/03/2011 9:22:13 AM PST · by agee · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2011 | Aaron Gee
    So did you hear about the guy that couldn't get to his NetFlix because he was a BrightHouse user? How about the one where the average suburban housewife suing AT&T for not being clear about her DSL speed being advertised in megabits and not megabytes? No? Neither has anyone else, but FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is going to protect you from the possibility that such a thing could happen. This seems odd when both the Obama Justice Department and the European Union Commission (hardly a laissez-faire organization) decided that additional net neutrailty regulation wasn't necessary. While the rules themselves are...
  • New Words For A New Year

    01/02/2011 11:57:17 AM PST · by agee
    Founding Ideals ^ | 1/2/2010 | a_gee
    A few new words for 2011, some old words whose meaning has changed, and surprisingly some words whose meaning has not changed, even though we were promised it would. Regulationism: 1. a political theory advocating state control of industry through excessive regulation and confiscatory taxation. Regulationist: 1. political advocate of regulationism 2. A Socialist that can live with the concept that a part of the companies profits can go to shareholders as long as the state controls the business.Global Warmist: 1. A fanatic whose belief in man caused global warming is so strong and illogical that any and all climatic...
  • California the neocolonial state

    11/16/2010 9:54:55 AM PST · by agee · 9 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    California imports more cheap labor from a third world country than any other state. California exports her prisoners. The state of California essentially outsources a substantial amount of its energy production, importing more of its electricity than any other state. If California were a country, the liberals in academia would be outraged at this neocolonial behavior. Ironically it has been liberal policies that have lead to California becoming a neocolonial state. The heart of liberal illegal immigrant friendly policies, like the sanctuary cities, In-state tuition for illegal immigrants , and state subsidized medical care is supposed to be compassion. If...
  • What is our central american strategy?

    11/14/2010 5:16:30 PM PST · by agee · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Founding Ideals ^ | November 14, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Nicaragua invaded and assumed control of a small section of Costa Rica in late October. At first Nicaragua blamed the incursion on Google Maps. This farcical explanation belies the fact that Nicaragua has for years wanted the property on the other side of the San Juan River for its own canal from the Pacific to Atlantic. That project was originally dreamed up when Nicaragua was a Soviet Client state and a completed canal project would be a game changer. Currently the canal project is funded by Iran and Venezuela while Nicaragua is led by the same man that led the...
  • Irony 101

    11/09/2010 8:21:50 AM PST · by agee · 4 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 11/09/10 | Aaron Gee
    After his party was handed a historic defeat by the electorate, President Obama is returning to one of the promises of his presidential campaign, bipartisanship. The principal of bipartisanship was a routine part of candidate Obama’s stump speech all through 2008, and was a constant theme running throughout the campaign. Even during his election night victory speech President Elect Obama said “In this country, we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. Let’s resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.” Ironically, after assuming...
  • Playing the race card

    11/02/2010 6:24:43 AM PDT · by agee · 5 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | November 2, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King Jr, August 28, 1963After all the progress that has been made in this country regarding race since King spoke those words, some still cling to stereotypes of who white Americans are and how they think. King’s eloquence helped galvanize a nation against the bigotry of the day and his speech embodied an ideal that cut across racial lines. That ideal, to...
  • NYT forgets a special interest

    10/31/2010 12:19:46 PM PDT · by agee · 2 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | Oct 31, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Yesterday’s New York Time’s has an editorial titled “Drowning in Campaign Cash” that shamelessly repeats democratic talking points. The NYT seems to forget that in this election cycle the biggest spender was the union of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. No mention of that special interest, only those dastardly bogeymen known as “Republicans” and 501(c) organizations. This brings some points to mind. The liberal 501(c) organization moveon.org was extended a special rate by the New York Times for their disgraceful add “General Betray Us“. Liberal causes have been effectively using 501(c) organizations for some times yet there...
  • Kettle, meet pot

    10/30/2010 6:46:57 AM PDT · by agee · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 30, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Robert Reich, who was Bill Clinton's Secretary of Labor, attempts to scare corporate America away from the tea party in today's Wall Street Journal. In his piece titled "Why Business Should Fear the Tea Party" he does his level best to convince businesses that the ideas of the tea party are too extreme and will hurt business. Reich even argues that the IRS is actually a good an necessary part of our government (although he can't put into words why). What sticks out like a sore thumb is Reich's analysis of the tea party. Reich assigns and maligns tea party...
  • Inmates Running the Asylum

    10/29/2010 4:22:42 PM PDT · by agee · 4 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | Oct 29, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    President Obama invited 10 columnists to the White House for a one hour meeting. One of those columnists, DeWayne Wickham, wrote an opinion piece titled “What’s at stake in midterm elections” after that meeting. His analysis starts out being pretty straight forward, republicans are trying to make the election about Obama. No arguments so far. Then columnist Wickham delves into stereotypes, innuendo and repeats the false narrative of secret money buying the election. It’s not true – but why let a good lie go to waste? Today’s Wall Street Journal has some facts that Wickham may wish to mull over...
  • Christie Vs. Krugman

    10/29/2010 5:46:52 AM PDT · by agee · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/28/2010 | IBD Editorials
    Public Works: A fiscally responsible governor takes on the money-is-no-object school, and the taxpayers win. And no, killing that tunnel under the Hudson is not a blow to national greatness. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made it official this week, deciding to pull his state out of a project to build a new rail tunnel between his state and Manhattan. It was about the money, he said. He could not, in good conscience, leave his state's taxpayers on the hook for potentially billions of dollars in cost overruns. When you look at how the 8.8-mile tunnel was to be financed,...
  • Liberal Stereotypes

    10/27/2010 9:04:02 AM PDT · by agee · 5 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | Oct 27, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    In the last week the following incidents have occurred; 1. Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar left the set of The View in protest over Bill O’Reilly’s comment that “Muslims killed us on 9/11″ 2. The NAACP released a report on ‘Tea Party Racism“ 3. Juan Williams was fired from NPR for admitting to getting nervous if he were to see a man on a plane in “Muslim garb”. What do these events all have in common? Liberal orthodoxy and deeply ingrained liberal stereotyping. The left has pushed the meme that anyone that disagrees with them is racist. The liberal belief...
  • One Way Street

    10/23/2010 3:24:43 AM PDT · by agee · 1 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | October 23, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Liberal groups are constantly talking about “tolerance” and diversity. It’s discussed so much that one might be led to believe that liberal groups believe in these ideals. Hardly. Liberal outlets expect you to tolerate their opinion, yet, they have no problem not tolerating others. Witness Juan Williams recent firing at NPR, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar’s exit stage left, and the latest NAACP hit piece on the tea party. It’s been one hell of a week for “tolerance” in liberal precincts. Now comes word that union stage hand was fired for wearing a cap and sweatshirt from the aircraft carrier...
  • Badge of Honor

    10/20/2010 12:25:11 PM PDT · by agee · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Last week Canada failed in it's bid to secure a seat on the UN Security Council. The bid was blocked by a coalition of anti-Canadian Arab countries lead by the UAE, mostly over Canada's firm support of Israel. Today's Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has an opinion piece praising Canada as a nation that honors it's commitments. The WSJ also points out our failure in the entire affair. "The U.S. role here is also embarrassing-to the U.S. Richard Grenell, a former senior official at the U.S. Mission to the U.N., reported last week that America's U.N. ambassador, Susan Rice, refused to...
  • Let’s investigate those non profits

    10/12/2010 1:01:21 PM PDT · by agee · 4 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 10/12/2010 | Aaron Gee
    The left is not quite in full reverse on the groundless accusations against the Chamber of Commerce, but they will be soon enough. In a desperate attempt to run away from their political record (>9% unemployment, mountains of debt, Obamacare) the democrats thought they had found the perfect distraction. (Amazing how little has changed in one year) Seemingly coordinated accusations of “secret money” and buying elections spilled out of leftist precincts last week. Democrats, the President, and their sympathizers, didn’t just go after the chamber of commerce, but also Karl Rove and the Koch brothers. Democratic operative Robert Reich used...
  • I am an extremist?

    10/11/2010 6:26:19 AM PDT · by agee · 20 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 10/11/2010 | Aaron Gee
    The Tea Party movement and its ability to turn out voters has shaken both the political and the media establishment to its very foundation. The reaction of the Main Stream Media (MSM) has been to throw a temper tantrum. There is no longer even a patina of fairness or objectivity in many media circles. To understand the media’s angst at the Tea Party’s rise it’s instructive to look at what the Obama Presidency represented to them. The left leaning media’s story line for the election of 2008 as a fundamental shift to the left in America. Most of the MSM...
  • A presidency on the verge of a nervous breakdown

    10/10/2010 10:38:19 AM PDT · by agee · 25 replies
    The Times UK ^ | 10/10/2010 | Nile Gardiner
    Forget the myth of an Obama recovery. The past week has been disastrous for the White House and America’s increasingly disillusioned Left. No wonder the angry and desperate Vice President Joe Biden is talking about “playing hell” if his party suffers defeat in November. Here are five reasons why the Obama presidency’s outlook is getting significantly worse, not better: 1. A new Gallup poll suggests the November mid-terms could result in the biggest victory for Republicans in the House since 1894 Gallup’s latest poll is absolutely devastating in its analysis of the Democrats’ prospects for November 2, projecting a 13...
  • He doesn’t like the competition

    10/10/2010 7:15:31 AM PDT · by agee · 7 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 10/09/2010 | Aaron Gee
    Robert Reich, who was Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor, recently wrote an article in the Huffington Post titled “The Secret Big-Money Takeover of America” that is biased and riddled with half truths. His partisan ranting is a good example of the attitude that helped spawn the grassroots Tea Party. The piece starts off with a scary first paragraph about people buying our democracy. By the second paragraph he has lost all but the most entrenched ideologues or the uninformed; Hundreds of millions of secret dollars are pouring into congressional and state races in this election cycle. The Koch brothers (whose...
  • Department of Disinformation

    09/28/2010 7:58:24 PM PDT · by agee · 5 replies
    Kathleen Sebelius has been on a tear lately about "misinformation" coming from the insurance industry, and the Health and Human Services Secretary took to these pages yesterday to defend her price-control plan for premiums. But if Ms. Sebelius is going to speak purported truth to power, she's going to need more respect for the facts. . . . .
  • Sibelius defends the indefensible

    09/28/2010 4:53:33 PM PDT · by agee · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius writes an utterly unconvincing retort to charges of thuggery in her threats to health insurance companies, in today's Wall Street Journal. What is amazing about this display is that she doesn't use the space provided to defend her actions, but to attack and demonize the private health care insurance industry. Sebelius's writing is entirely unconvincing and riddled with faulty logic. Sebelius: "Over the past decade, Americans have seen what happens when insurance companies have free rein" Currently insurance companies are regulated by both state and federal agencies. Nearly 50% of every healthcare dollar...
  • Gangsta Government

    09/21/2010 6:39:53 AM PDT · by agee · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/21/10 7:45 AM EDT | Mark Tapscott
    Gangsta Government: 'Sit down, shut up, because you have no say'   The title says it all. This video produced by Minnesota Majority is absolutely the classic take on the Obama administration as explained by The Examiner's Michael Barone.   Want to know more? Here's how Minnesota Majority explains the genesis of this superb video:   "Gangsta Government is a project of Minnesota Majority, a non-profit government watchdog group. We believe the Obama administration, together with the 111th Congress, will go down in history as one of the most corrupt governments in our nation’s annals. The strong-armed tactics being employed...
  • GOP Strategist Wary of Current Media Predictions

    09/14/2010 6:51:27 AM PDT · by agee · 6 replies
    Town Hall.Com ^ | Byron York
    The landslide talk was based on two high-profile polls. One, from Gallup, showed Republicans with an unprecedented 10-point lead in the so-called "generic ballot" question -- whether voters will choose the Democratic or Republican candidate in their congressional election. The other poll, from the Washington Post and ABC News, showed the GOP with a 13-point lead. There are problems with both polls. First, Gallup's surveys have been pretty uneven this election season. Indeed, Gallup has since released a new poll showing the generic-ballot question dead even, which doesn't exactly inspire confidence in its finding of a 10-point GOP lead. ....
  • The 1099 Insurrection

    09/14/2010 5:16:40 AM PDT · by agee · 19 replies · 1+ views
    You might not have seen it reported, but the Senate will vote this morning on whether to repeal part of ObamaCare that it passed only months ago. The White House is opposed, but this fight is likely to be the first of many as Americans discover—as Nancy Pelosi once famously predicted—what's in the bill. The Senate will vote on amendments to the White House small business bill that would rescind an ObamaCare mandate that companies track and submit to the IRS all business-to-business transactions over $600 annually. Democrats tucked the 1099 reporting footnote into the bill to raise an estimated...
  • Race now required for mortgage modification?

    09/13/2010 7:32:52 PM PDT · by agee · 32 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | September 13, 2010
    Thanks to the folks over at National Review for spilling the beans on this travesty. In a piece titled Racial Voyeurism we learn that our famously post racial President just can't move beyond matters of race. Even though most Americans don't care about race, our current government can only be described as "obsessed" with it. The latest fiasco is the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) which requires lenders to identify the race of the applicant even if the applicant refuses to provide the information. The handbook for the HAMP program specifically states;  “If a borrower declines to provide GMD, the...
  • Extortion by any other name

    09/13/2010 9:45:08 AM PDT · by agee · 12 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | September 13, 2010
    You know that when the Wall Street Journal uses the word "thuggish", to describe a letter from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the contents must be serious. Normally the WSJ prefers terms like "political hard ball" and "aggressive tactics". We have another more straightforward name for this type of Chicago style politics - extortion.   The Government has heaped a massive amount of regulation onto insurance companies and that has driven their costs up. This fact is understandingly unpopular with the consumers that purchase health insurance, as they were promised that healthcare reform would lower costs. Many consumers and employers...
  • he ‘L’ word

    09/13/2010 8:31:49 AM PDT · by agee · 5 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | September 13, 2010
    Originally published September 13, 2010 @ American Thinker.   What do you call a person that tells you one thing, but knows that isn’t true? For instance, in March the President said “My proposal would bring down the cost of health care for millions — families, businesses and the federal government.” On Friday our President seemed to get a small dose of reality when he said “As a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people health care, at the margins that’s going to increase our costs—we knew that.” . . . .
  • US to guarantee $1 billion for Mexican state oil company.

    09/12/2010 6:36:24 AM PDT · by agee · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2010
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