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  • Obamas partied like kings on Africa vacation

    05/29/2014 10:24:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 48 replies
    WND ^ | May 29 12014 | Bob Unruh
    Records newly obtained by officials with Judicial Watch revealed on Thursday that lodging, security and “entertainment” for the Obamas’ entourage during their trip last year to Africa cost taxpayers nearly $2.2 million. “The Obamas clearly either do not understand the value of a dollar – or understand it all too well when someone else is picking up the tab,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Keep in mind that this outrageously lavish excursion came at the very same time that the president was shutting down White House tours and blaming it on the sequester. As one congressional critic noted at...
  • Just How Much Beyond the Presidential Salary Do The Obamas Spend on Travel and Vacays?

    05/01/2014 7:58:36 PM PDT · by Aria · 27 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 5/1/2014 | Michael Hausam
    Obama administration travel and vacation documents were released yesterday by Judicial Watch, and they reveal an unprecedented level of executive branch leisure spending. According to public information: “As of 2001, the president earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment. The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001.” Obtained via a Freedom of Information request, here are some of the Obama presidency’s spending items: Since 2009, a total of $40,000,000 has been spent....
  • Japanese MP angry Michelle didn't join prez, claims Obama CHEATS, looming divorce 'open secret'

    04/23/2014 9:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    A prominent Japanese politician has raised hackles as Barack Obama visits Tokyo by claiming it's an 'open secret' that he and the first lady are headed for divorce, and that the president has been using Secret Service agents to cover for him as he pursues extramarital affairs. Kazuyuki Hamada, who sits in the upper house of Japan's parliament, earned his PhD a half-mile from the White House at George Washington University, and emerged as a shrill commentator on America's economy and foreign policy. In 2009 he also joined the ranks of the so-called 'birthers,' arguing in a book titled 'Who...
  • CBO ISSUES DIRE DEBT WARNING OF 'FISCAL CRISIS'

    04/14/2014 12:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2014 | By Wynton Hall
    New figures by the Congressional Budget Office released on Monday reveal that over the next 10 years the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio will double to 78%. Over the last four decades America's average debt-to-GDP ratio was 39%. At the end of 2007, federal debt was just 35% of GDP. The CBO report says gross federal debt will soar from $17.7 trillion to $27 trillion over the next ten years. CBO warned of the dire consequences the nation's debt will have if gone unchecked. "Such high and rising debt would have serious negative consequences," says the report. "Federal spending on interest payments...
  • Obama administration spending $400,000 on camel sculpture in Pakistan

    04/04/2014 11:57:32 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:43 AM 03/31/2014 | Alex Pappas
    The Obama administration wants to spend $400,000 on a camel sculpture for a new embassy building in Pakistan, according to a report Monday. BuzzFeed broke the news that the State Department has plans to commission the camel sculpture from John Baldessari, an American artist. The art is called, “Camel Contemplating Needle.” According to a government document posted by BuzzFeed, the sculpture is a “large 500lb fiberglass aluminum, stainless steel, acrylic and painted contemporary art piece.” “Public art which will be presented in the new embassy should reflect the values of a predominately Islamist country,” the document states. While the United...
  • $1.5M Hotel Bill for President Obama's One-Day Visit to Brussels

    04/04/2014 9:24:22 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | APR 4, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    In late March, President Obama took a week-long trip through Europe which included a stop of less than 24 hours in Brussels, Belgium for meetings with the European Union and NATO. The president stayed at The Hotel, a twenty-seven story hotel in the center of the city. The estimated cost for the president's stay, including about two weeks for an advance team, was $1,522,646.36.
  • Obama Wants to Pay 33% More to U.N. and Other Int’l Groups

    04/02/2014 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 2, 2014 - 4:48 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    When U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, the panel will consider a budget request for international organizations that is 33 percent bigger than last year’s, including a 43 percent hike in U.S. contributions to peacekeeping missions. […] As it has done for the past two years, the administration is asking Congress to waive legislative provisions making it unlawful for the U.S. to fund U.N. agencies that admit “Palestine.” …
  • As Russia Swallows Up Crimea… Obama Plans Yet Another Vacation for This Weekend

    03/05/2014 7:26:32 PM PST · by kristinn · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Barack Obama, the hardest working man in show business, is planning a family weekend vacation in south Florida this Thursday. This comes on the heels of the Obama family’s his & her separate Washington’s Birthday weekend vacations (three weeks ago), which followed on the Obama family’s Hawaii Christmas vacation that First Lady Michelle Obama stayed on well in to January (nine weeks ago) after the rest of the family returned to Washington. CNN Coverage Manager Steve Brusk reported on Twitter: President and first lady go to Miami area for education event tomorrow, and had planned to stay for family...
  • Who's the Clown in Charge? Another Million Jobs Killed by Dems and Obama

    02/20/2014 9:16:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    Remember: We actually pay people to report on stuff like this. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), while not exactly non-partisan, doesn’t always see eye to eye with either party in D.C. Yes, sometimes the effects of proposed Democrat economic policies are so obvious that even the CBO is forced to agree with Republicans. The CBO just reported that the Democrats plan to raise the minimum wage would cost between 500,00 to a million jobs. Initially. No. Duh. At least that many jobs; really, probably more. “The CBO analysts said their estimate of employment losses was approximate,” says Fox News. “They...
  • Whoah! Obama´s Opulent StateDinners Cost The Taxpayer AboutHalf A Million Dollars Each

    02/11/2014 8:32:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 2/11/14 | Soopermexican
    Obama is having a grand old time with his socialist buddy President Francois Hollande of France on his visit, and for the first time ever, Americans will get a view of just how much a State dinner costs them. It took thirteen months for the State Department to respond to the request for the costs of such dinners, but here they are! CBS News has obtained the Office of Protocol’s expense calculations for the first five state dinners of the Obama presidency. Nov. 24, 2009 – State dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India. $572,187.36 May 19, 2010 –...
  • These are the people who will lecture us about income inequality

    01/27/2014 12:52:48 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-27-14 | DrJohn
    It's been reported that Barack Obama is going focus on income inequality in his SOTU speech: President Obama will try to pump some vitality into a lackluster second term on Tuesday when he delivers his State of the Union address. The address will include a “healthy dose” of the income inequality message the White House has focused on in recent weeks, according to one senior administration official familiar with the text. Naturally, Obama's proposals will place the burden smack on the shoulders of small business: The president, who has yet to add to the big legislative accomplishments of his first...
  • President Obama - In Denial About Spending Or Just Lying?

    11/21/2013 3:34:39 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/21/13 | LD Jackson
    The subject of this post could be up for debate. I have written before about President Obama's denial that we have an actual spending problem. I've lost count of the number of times he has led the charge to spend more of our hard-earned money. He has been out in front, telling the Republicans he was tired of hearing them talk about how much money the federal government was spending. He really seems to believe that isn't a problem and he isn't bashful about telling anyone who will listen. He wants to talk about anything but government spending. That narrative...
  • D.C. may use contingency fund in event of shutdown [Every DC Worker Is Essential!]

    09/27/2013 5:17:33 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 27 September 2013 | Andrea Noble
    D.C. Council members are looking to keep the city government running through a federal shutdown by paying employees with funds from the city’s contingency cash reserve fund — a tactic that could avert a showdown with federal officials. A bill circulated to council members Thursday would designate all city employees as “essential personnel,” allow D.C. Council employees to work voluntarily until federal appropriations are approved and pay employees from the city’s contingency cash reserve fund. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is expected to introduce the bill at a council session Tuesday — the same day the federal government shutdown would take...
  • Obama calls Boehner, rules out debt negotiations

    09/21/2013 4:09:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-21-13 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    President Barack Obama is once again warning House Republicans that he will not negotiate over a debt-ceiling increase, even as the U.S. government moves closer to its borrowing limit. Obama called Speaker John Boehner Friday night to reiterate his hard-line stance. The Ohio Republican’s office said the president called to say “he wouldn’t negotiate with him on the debt limit.” “Given the long history of using debt limit increases to achieve bipartisan deficit reduction and economic reforms, the speaker was disappointed but told the president that the two chambers of Congress will chart the path ahead,” a Boehner aide said...
  • Mr. Bernanke Gets the Jones: Every time he wants to taper, he can't

    09/20/2013 5:29:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 09/20/2013
    Chairman Bernanke: “We could raise interest rates in 15 minutes if we have to. So there really is no problem with raising rates, tightening monetary policy, slowing the economy, reducing inflation at the appropriate time. Now that time is not now.”Scott Pelley, CBS 60 Minutes: “You have what degree of confidence in your ability to control this?” “100%.”* * *No doubt that exchange of 2010 will go down as the most famous of Mr. Bernanke’s tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve. It is the context in which to savor — if that is the word — the news...
  • Consumer Confidence Collapses - Biggest Miss On Record

    09/13/2013 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | September 13, 2013
    This is the first consecutive monthly drop in 14 months and the largest miss vs expectations on record. Printing at 76.8 (against an expectation of 82.0), this is the lowest in 5 months and points to the picture we have been painting of a consumer increasingly affected by rising rates and soaring gas prices amid stagnant incomes. As Citi notes below, this is the exact same pattern we have seen play out in the last 2 cycles and suggest significant downside risk to US equities. The economic outlook sub-index collapsed to its lowest since January. Biggest miss on the headline...
  • First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    08/11/2013 4:55:36 PM PDT · by Jean S · 127 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/11/13 | Nick Allen
    Bo, the president's Portuguese Water Dog, arrived separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane.
  • Living Rich and Famous, Obama Style

    07/01/2013 4:24:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 6 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | June 30, 2013 | Mark Alexander
    "We have heard of the impious doctrine in the Old World, that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people. Is the same doctrine to be revived in the New, in another shape...? --James Madison (1788) For all the (class warfare rhetoric) spewed by (Barack Hussein Obama) and his (NeoCom Cadres), he and his co-conspirator,(Machelle LaVaugh Obama) live like royalty. Their let-'em-eat-cake lifestyle is even more contemptible, however, when one considers that it comes at the expense of those whom they purport to represent. For all the references to "fat cats," it turns out the fattest cats...
  • Obama's Africa Trip Could Cost $100 Million

    06/14/2013 6:53:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 06/14/2013 | Lisa Barron
    President Barack Obama's trip to Africa later this month could be one of the most expensive of his tenure, costing the government as much as $100 million. According to a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post, hundreds of Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, which the first family will visit from June 26 to July 3. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency. In addition, military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support...
  • Obama threatens to veto House GOP 2014 spending bills (Hussein hates his own sequester)

    06/04/2013 5:49:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/03/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The White House sought to pressure House Republicans into a budget conference with the Senate on Monday, warning President Obama would veto any 2014 spending bills based on the House GOP budget. In Statements of Administration Policy, the White House said Obama would veto all spending bills unless they pass Congress "in the context of an overall budget framework that supports our recovery and enables sufficient investments in education, infrastructure, innovation and national security for our economy to compete in the future." That language suggests the administration, like congressional Democrats, wants to use the conference to turn off the automatic...
  • Obama jet-setting: Public display of bad taste: First family's 'extremely lavish' vacations

    03/27/2013 11:09:52 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 54 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 3-28-2013 | Jane Chastain
    Have they no shame! Another month, another lavish vacation for the Obama clan. No, I don’t begrudge the first family a little down time, but considering our current economic situation, their choice of venues is just plain tacky. Ads by Google Online CMBA from FIU $10,000 scholarships available. AACSB accredited. 100% Online. cmba.fiu.edu Say No to Obama's Amnesty Don't let Barack Obama give amnesty to illegals. Sign petition! Townhall.com/No-Amnesty Obama won the 2008 election, not because he was the most qualified, but because the populous largely believed he cared about them. It was the same in 2012. Despite a dismal...
  • More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013

    03/27/2013 6:17:00 AM PDT · by safetysign · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/26/20113 | Daniel Halper
    In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas. Obama Photo AP / Steven Senne The Obamas began the new year in Hawaii. "President Obama departed Hawaii this morning for Washington, after spending NINE days vacationing with family and friends in his native state. Here’s a quick look at how he spent his vacation," ABC reported on January 6, 2013. "Obama played FIVE rounds of golf with SEVEN...
  • More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013

    03/26/2013 12:30:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | March 26 2013 | Dan Halper
    In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas.
  • The White House Court Jesters of Sequester

    02/27/2013 4:38:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Traffic alert: There's a massive clown car pileup in the Beltway. And with the White House court jesters of sequester behind the wheel, no one is safe. Fiscal sanity, of course, is the ultimate victim. President Obama has been warning America that if Congress allows mandatory spending "cuts" of a piddly-widdly 2 percent to go into effect this week, the sky will fall. The manufactured crisis of "sequestration" was Obama's idea in the first place. But that hasn't stopped the Chicken Little in Chief from surrounding himself with every last teacher, senior citizen and emergency responder who will be catastrophically...
  • Obama’s Paycheck Exempted From "Sequester"

    02/26/2013 7:31:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | February 26, 2013 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama won’t have to worry about his paycheck if the spending sequestration included in the Budget Control Act that he signed into law in 2011 begins taking effect this Friday.
  • State Dept. Steps Up Multimillion-Dollar Search for Perfect Crystal Glasses

    02/12/2013 5:22:14 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 13 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Feb. 12, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. Department of State once again has resumed its search for providers of high-end crystal stemware and other tabletop glassware, only this time the estimated cost has leaped back up a couple of million. The estimated price tag previously was $5.4 million, but had dipped to $3.5 million at the time of the initial report. That estimate has jumped to $5 million--though State now assures taxpayers that it will not spend more than $2 million on the glasses in any given year over the five year life of the contract.
  • Obama to propose 1 percent pay hike for federal employees

    02/09/2013 11:58:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/08/13 | Joe Davidson
    President Obama will propose a 1 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees in the administration’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal, the Washington Post has learned. At the same time, the House plans to vote soon on legislation that would extend the current freeze on basic pay rates through the end of calendar 2013. The freeze was originally set for two years and scheduled to expire at the end of last year, but it was extended until a temporary budget measure expires next month. When the measure expires, federal employees will receive a 0.5 percent raise for the remainder of 2013,...
  • Flashback: "Obama pledges to veto effort to undo automatic spending cuts"

    02/08/2013 12:30:34 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 7 replies
    CBSnews ^ | 11/21/2011 | Kevin Hechtkopf
    "Already some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts. My message to them is simple: No," Mr. Obama said from the White House briefing room Monday evening. "I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending." November 21, 2011
  • Obama: 'My Goal Is to Improve My Gene Pool'

    02/07/2013 7:51:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Obama: 'My Goal Is to Improve My Gene Pool' 10:26 AM, Feb 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER President Barack Obama kicked off this morning's prayer breakfast by saying that his "goal is to improve [his] gene pool." "Mark, thank you for that introduction," Obama said, according to the White House transcript, thanking Democratic senator Mark Pryor. "I thought he was going to talk about my gray hair. (Laughter.) It is true that my daughters are gorgeous. (Laughter.) That's because my wife is gorgeous. (Applause.) And my goal is to improve my gene pool." Obama went on to thank the...
  • OBAMA BUYS $40 MILLION ESTATE IN HAWAII

    10/31/2012 5:57:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 77 replies
    Weekly World News ^ | 10/23/2012 | Frank Lake
    President Obama and his wife just closed on a mansion in Hawaii and plan to move – in January 2013! Barack and Michelle Obama will be moving to Hawaii in January of 2013. They have just purchase an estate in close proximity to land owned by the University of Hawaii, where the Obama presidential library and “political center” will be located. The estate is valued at $40 million. This story was broken by Hillbuzz.org . Reports out of Washington are that Barack and Michelle are counting on a loss in November and are anxious to return to Hawaii to start...
  • Spending on White House dinners soars under Obama (Mr & Mrs Antoinette)

    10/26/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/25/12 | Richard Pollock
    President Obama has spent far more lavishly on White House state dinners than previous chief executives, including nearly $1 million on a 2010 dinner for Mexico's president, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner. Presidents have long used formal dinners to court foreign heads of state and to dish out fine food and wine to reward political, financial and show business celebrities and supporters. But current and former government officials said the documents obtained by The Examiner point to an unprecedented upsurge in White House spending on such events. The Obama extravaganza two years ago for Mexican President Felipe...
  • Air Force Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhh

    06/27/2012 5:13:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | June 27th | Erick Erickson
    Air Force One turned to Air Force Waaaaahhhh yesterday in Atlanta. Barack Obama tied up lunch time traffic in the Peach State once again while he milked it for money. During a public speech, President Obama formally abdicated his role as Commander in Chief to become Chief Victim. Those dirty Republicans are outspending him, he cried to a sympathetic audience. In fact, this may be the first time Barack Obama has ever been outspent and he just can’t handle rejection. In 2008, the Annenberg Public Policy Center reported that Barack Obama outspent John McCain 3 to 1 and “raised more...
  • From a “Glorious Burden” to an “Annual Burden,” Obama has Ruined His Presidency

    06/25/2012 4:12:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2012 | John Ransom
    The White House is trying to recast president Obama’s image- again. This time he's an eager reformer just trying to do away with all the red tape getting in the way of the economy. Since the class warfare thing didn’t work, the Sandra Fluke thing alienated the very voters- Catholics- who provided Obama his margin of victory in 2008 and Americans are becoming disenchanted with a president who, honest-to-goodness, thinks everything is “fine”- except that taxes are too low- why not try casting Obama in a part wholly and utterly unbelievable? Obama wants to be known as the president who...
  • Obama Energy Dept. awards $2 million grant to solar company linked with Van Jones

    06/15/2012 1:35:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/14/2012 | Hal Libby
    On Wednesday the Department of Energy began financing solar power installation research with a $2 million award to Solar Mosaic. The solar energy research company has former Obama “green jobs” czar Van Jones listed as an advisor. It also employed Rebuild the Dream, Jones’ firm, to do its public relations work. The DOE’s grant money will be distributed to nine companies in four states. Solar Mosaic received the most money, four times the amount of most other grants. Jones resigned his post in the Obama administration three years ago amid controversy stemming from his past remarks. Before working in the...
  • Family net worth plummets nearly 40%

    06/11/2012 1:54:23 PM PDT · by Enosh · 25 replies
    CNNMoney via | CNNMoney
    <p>NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The average American family’s net worth dropped almost 40% between 2007 and 2010, according to a triennial study released Monday by the Federal Reserve.</p>
  • Fast and Furious: Wiretap documents confirm senior Justice officials knew about “gun walking”

    06/05/2012 12:19:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/5/12 | John Hayward
    It’s becoming increasingly clear why Attorney General Eric Holder is so reluctant to hand over subpoenaed documents to Congressional investigators. Today, House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) wrote Holder to discuss some wiretaps related to Operation Fast and Furious, the deadly Obama Administration program that put American guns into the hands of Mexican cartel killers. Holder has always maintained that he and his top deputies were unaware of the outrageous methods employed in Fast and Furious, which involved “walking” American guns across the border, ostensibly to trap cartel bigwigs with firearms charges. No serious effort was made to track...
  • America Lost 129,000 Millionaires in 2011

    05/31/2012 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 May 2012 | Robert Frank
    America’s millionaire population declined last year for the first time since the financial crisis, according to a new report.
  • Obama assets valued at $2.6M to $8.3M (but Obama claims to be an ordinary middle-class gal)

    05/17/2012 3:17:34 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/16/2012 | ap
    The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hold assets worth between nearly $2.6 million and nearly $8.3 million. The White House released financial disclosure documents Tuesday showing the couple's assets for last year. In 2010 the first family's assets were valued between $1.8 million and nearly $12 million. The disclosure form requires public officials to list their assets in broad ranges, for example, between $1 million and $5 million, making it difficult to determine a precise net worth.
  • Obama Assumes Dictatorial Powers

    03/24/2012 5:35:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Dick Morris.Com ^ | March 23, 2012 | Dick Morris
    With two presidential signatures- one on New Year’s Day and the other issued last week – President Barack Obama has assumed the right to assert dictatorial powers over almost all aspects of the U.S. economy and to hold American citizens indefinitely without trial! On New Year’s Day, Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund the Pentagon. But smuggled into its language is an explicit authority “allowing him to indefinitely detain [US] citizens” according to Jonathan Turley writing in the U.K. Guardian newspaper. While the story was buried in the American media, Turley notes that it is “one...
  • Energy Secretary Chu Admits Administration OK with High Gas Prices (Adios Obama!)

    02/29/2012 2:22:20 PM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies · 4+ views
    yahoo ^ | 2/29/2012 | By Mark Whittington
    President Barack Obama's Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu uttered the kind of Washington gaffe that consists of telling the truth when inconvenient. According to Politico, Chu admitted to a House committee that the administration is not interested in lowering gas prices. Chu, along with the Obama administration, regards the spike in gas prices as a feature rather than a bug. High gas prices provide an incentive for alternate energy technology, a priority for the White House, and a decrease in reliance on oil for energy. The Heritage Foundation points out that hammering the American consumer with high gas prices to...
  • Warren Buffett's Secretary Likely Makes Between $200,000 And $500,000/Year

    01/25/2012 2:15:12 PM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/25/2012 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    Warren Buffet’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, served as a stage prop for President Obama’s State of the Union speech. She was the President’s chief display of the alleged unfairness of our tax system – a little person paying a higher tax rate than her billionaire boss. Bosanek’s prominent role in Obama’s “fairness” campaign piqued my curiosity, and I imagine the curiosity of others. How much does her boss pay this downtrodden woman? So far, no one has volunteered this information. The IRS publishes detailed tax tables by income level. The latest results are for 2009. They show that taxpayers earning an...
  • Our Trojan Horse president

    12/28/2011 3:16:40 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/22/2011 | Robert Knight
    I was thinking about writing a novel about what might happen if a man who hates America and wants to bring it down is somehow elected president. What would he do? I sketched out a few plot elements, and you can decide whether this will fly. First, the Trojan Horse president would initiate unprecedented spending, driving the debt up by more than $4 trillion just in the first three years. Much of the money would go into the pockets of political supporters and people who donate heavily to his campaigns. He would ram through an unreadable law allowing the federal...
  • Obama boasts to CBS: I'm 4th best president

    12/19/2011 1:49:53 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 42 replies
    WND ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Better than George Washington. Better than James Madison. Better than Theodore Roosevelt. Better than John F. Kennedy. Better than Ronald Reagan. That's Barack Obama's opinion of his accomplishments during the first couple years of the eight years he plans to be president. The revelation about Obama's opinion of his own presence in the Oval Office came during an interview for "60 Minutes," where the network reported Obama described himself as a "good captain" of the ship of state. But the aired footage of the comments that his own accomplishments surpass those of every president – with only a couple of...
  • Morning Joe: Obama Believes 'America Is Not Commensurate With His Gifts'

    12/12/2011 4:50:58 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe remains the home of the overwhelming ratio of liberal to conservative guests. Even so, in recent weeks a narrative unflattering to Barack Obama has emerged around the table: Obama doesn't like his job. He doesn't particularly like people and is in the wrong line of work. An even more damning appraisal was offered today: Obama doesn't think he has failed America. He thinks America has failed him. Or as Jon Meacham encapsulated the concept, Obama believes "the country is not commensurate with his gifts." View the video here.
  • US Should Not Participate in $1.4 Trillion European Bailout Fund

    12/09/2011 8:50:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 9 December 2011 | Cathy McMorris Rogers
    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) Dec 8 - With the European debt crisis dominating the news and threatening to pull the world into a double-dip recession, there are growing calls for Uncle Sam to come to the rescue. The U.S. is already committing untold billions to the $1.4 trillion European bailout fund, but that's not enough, according to some European leaders and even U.S. politicians. They say that while the EU bailout is costly, it's also necessary. They are only right about the cost. These endless bailouts are not only unnecessary, but are in fact...
  • Special Michelle Hawaii Flight Would Cost Thousands

    12/08/2011 5:47:33 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 21 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | December 8, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama’s decision to send Michelle and his daughters to Hawaii ahead of him if he is delayed by a fight with Congress could cost taxpayers tens of thousands of extra dollars to fund two separate vacation flights and related costs. The move would also violate the intent of an executive order he issued just last month urging federal employees to cut back on expenses like travel. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that Obama told Senate Democratic leaders during a White House meeting that he would delay his scheduled December 17 departure for Hawaii to keep Congress in...
  • Ixnay on Cordray: Not Another Obama Czar

    12/07/2011 4:50:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Wrapping himself in the mantle of Theodore Roosevelt's "National Greatness" agenda, President Obama urged the nation to stand strong and unite behind ... his umpteenth regulatory czar. Nothing symbolizes American strength and vigor more than another unaccountable Washington bureaucrat. If Richard Cordray, the stalled White House nominee to enforce the Dodd-Frank financial bureaucracy, is not approved, the wheedler-in-chief warned in Osawatomie, Kan.: "Every day we go without a consumer watchdog in place is another day when a student or a senior citizen or member of our Armed Forces could be tricked into a loan they can't afford -- something that...
  • It must be nice being President... Obama to jet off to Hawaii for SEVENTEEN DAY Christmas vacation

    12/03/2011 4:36:12 AM PST · by sunmars · 155 replies · 1+ views
    While most Americans are lucky to get a few weeks of holiday every year, it seems the country’s leader gets a little more freedom in the matter. President Barack Obama has announced his Christmas vacation to Hawaii – for a staggering 17-day trip. Obama, who visited the island just two weeks ago for an economic summit, will head to Honolulu on Saturday December 17 until Monday January 2. The president, who was raised in Hawaii until he was six, will be joined by his wife Michelle and their daughters, Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10. The White House travel office announced...
  • Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts

    11/30/2011 12:53:25 PM PST · by edcoil · 32 replies
    GAO report ^ | 11-30-2011 | edcoil
    The first ever GAO(Government Accountability Office) audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house bill(HR1207), so that a complete audit would not be carried out. Ben Bernanke(pictured to the right), Alan Greenspan, and various other bankers vehemently opposed the audit and lied to Congress about the effects an...
  • Obama may block regulatory act

    11/30/2011 9:21:56 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 11/30/11 | POLITICO STAFF
    Via POLITICO Pro: "President Obama today threatened to veto the “Regulatory Accountability Act” (H.R. 3010), a bill the House is set to take up this week that would revamp the regulatory process. In a Statement of Administration Policy, the White House said the bill “would impose unprecedented procedural requirements on agencies that would prevent them from performing their statutory responsibilities. It would also create needless regulatory and legal uncertainty and increase costs for businesses, as well as state, tribal, and local governments, and further impede the implementation of commonsense protections for the American public.” The White House also threatened to...