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  • Geithner Admits Obama Was Part of Congress that Caused Economic Woes

    03/28/2012 9:22:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    Geithner Admits Obama Was Part of Congress that Caused Economic Woes Daniel Halper March 28, 2012 11:58 AM At a hearing today on Capitol Hill, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner blamed members of Congress (before 2008) for the economic troubles: When Geithner is reminded by a member of Congress that President Obama was a member of that congressional body, he's forced to admit, "Oh, I see you're point. That's a good point. He was a senator for two years. You're right." The member of Congress then says, "He had an opportunity to be part of the solution." Geithner replies, "That's true."
  • Proposed Obama budget includes surge in tax hikes (Obama plans tax hikes for EVERYONE)

    02/14/2012 7:53:56 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/2012 | fox news
    President Obama's proposed 2013 budget contains a decade-long surge of tax hikes that, if approved, would affect everything from income to investment to inheritance. The budget blueprint contains roughly $2 trillion in new taxes and fees. When other tax cuts and credits are counted, the net impact from the proposals is still about $1.5 trillion. Though Republicans already are mounting a vigorous campaign against the proposal, many of the tax provisions still could become law unless Congress takes action to stop them. ,,,, But the budget also imposes various fees, such as a hike in the airline "security fee," as...
  • (Tax-cheat Timmy) Geithner: Tax hikes must be part of budget (will correct 'fiscal problems')

    02/15/2012 1:42:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/14/12 | Peter Schroeder
    Geithner: Tax hikes must be part of budgetBy Peter Schroeder - 02/14/12 01:18 PM ET Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told skeptical Republican senators Tuesday that it is simply not possible to correct the nation’s fiscal problems without raising taxes. Geithner defended President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal before the Senate Finance Committee and said the plan is the only option he sees for helping the economy and addressing the deficit without hurting the middle class. "I do not see how you get there if you are unable ... to contemplate and to embrace modest increases in revenue through tax reform," Geithner...
  • US may have way to cover bills after deadline, for week (Obama lies, again!)

    07/27/2011 3:45:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    msnbc ^ | 7/26/2011 | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM/NY Times
    It turns out the federal government is sitting on some extra cash. Thanks to an inflow of tax payments and maneuvering by the Treasury Department, the government can probably continue to pay all of its bills for several days after Aug. 2, providing potentially critical breathing room for Congress to raise the debt ceiling, according to estimates by several Wall Street banks and a Washington research organization. The consensus is that the government will not run short of money until Aug. 10, when it would be unable to cut millions of Social Security checks without borrowing more money. President Obama...
  • White House stokes debt-ceiling crisis (No to new plan)

    A Republican aide e-mails me: “The Speaker, Sen. Reid and Sen. McConnell all agreed on the general framework of a two-part plan. A short-term increase (with cuts greater than the increase), combined with a committee to find long-term savings before the rest of the increase would be considered. Sen. Reid took the bipartisan plan to the White House and the President said no.”
  • Eight Hundred Days Without A Budget-A new milestone in Democrat Party governance is reached.

    07/25/2011 7:42:25 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 14 replies
    human events ^ | 7-8-11 | John Hayward
    Democrats have controlled the Senate and the White House since the election of 2008, and the House of Representatives up until this year.  Certainly they could have passed any budget they desired, including one with tax increases and spending increases.  But they chose to ignore the 800-day gorilla in the room because they don't want to be on record supporting a budget that actually does what they want.  Then the public could hold them accountable for their cowardly and irresponsible behavior in the face of national fiscal calamity.  
  • Obama, Dem leaders to meet as debt crisis deepens

    07/24/2011 2:31:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 24, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with the top Senate and House Democrats Sunday night amid the nation's deepening political standoff over the federal debt. The White House said late Sunday afternoon that Obama had invited Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to the Oval Office.
  • Default 'Off the Table,' Debt Deal Will Be Struck: Geithner

    07/18/2011 8:12:27 AM PDT · by EBH · 99 replies
    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told CNBC Monday that he is certain that congressional leaders will strike a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling prior to the Aug. 2 deadline to avoid default. "Each side has said definitively that default is not an option," he said, "They're not going to play around with this." "If the United States of America were to default it would be catastrophic for the American economy, for the American financial system, for the average American people, it would be a substantial unfair tax on all Americans and it would bring the world economy ... to...
  • New backup plan would let Obama raise debt ceiling without congressional OK

    07/14/2011 6:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07/14/2011 | Lisa Mascaro
    A plan by the Senate's two top leaders to allow President Obama to raise the debt limit without congressional approval is emerging as the most likely strategy to avoid a looming federal default. The plan being drafted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada would lock in roughly $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years — a figure considerably smaller than Republican leaders or President Obama had been seeking. Administration officials have said they still would prefer a more sweeping deal on the deficit, but they signaled the idea...
  • Geithner wants debt limit deal by next week

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday said that time is running out for a deal to raise the debt limit, and wants a broad agreement with Congress in place by the end of next week at the latest.
  • Geithner calls GOP debt limit plan 'irresponsible'

    06/29/2011 10:05:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/29/11 | AP
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is strongly criticizing a Republican proposal that would prioritize interest payments on the nation's debt and cut spending rather than raise the borrowing limit. Geithner says in a letter addressed to Sen. Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, that the idea is "a radical and deeply irresponsible departure" from previous practices by presidents of both parties. The letter was copied to 16 other Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
  • Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ Must Rise So Government Doesn’t ‘Shrink’

    06/23/2011 7:38:28 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | Thursday June 23, 2011 | Terrence Jeffery
    (CNSNews.com) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration believes taxes on small business must increase so the administration does not have to “shrink the overall size of government programs.” The administration’s plan to raise the tax rate on small businesses is part of its plan to raise taxes on all Americans who make more than $250,000 per year—including businesses that file taxes the same way individuals and families do. [........] “We're not doing it because we want to do it, we're doing it because we see no alternative to a balanced approach to reduce our...
  • Michelle, Mom, Kids Africa Trip Costing Taxpayers $171,000 At Least for Air Travel Alone

    06/21/2011 7:29:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Michelle, Mom, Kids Africa Trip Costing Taxpayers $171,000 At Least for Air Travel Alone Tuesday, June 21, 2011 By James Zilenziger (CNSNews.com) - The White House isn’t saying how much of a tab the taxpayers will need to pick up for the week-long trip that First Lady Michelle Obama, her two children, her mother, a niece and a nephew are taking to South Africa and Botswana. But according to Congressional Research Service estimates, the flights alone will cost taxpayers more than $171,000--almost as much as the $174,000 annual salaries paid to rank-and-file members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The...
  • Why Are Taxpayers Paying for Wine Tasting?

    06/15/2011 3:06:21 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 15 June 2011 | JIM DEMINT
    Focus: The Economic Development Administration, U.S. Commerce Dept....the Senate is currently seeking to increase EDA funding to $500 million a year from $300 million. Worse, this bill passed out of a Senate authorization committee with unanimous, bipartisan support. [snip] In April, the bureau reported that it gave a $2 million grant to build a "culinary amphitheater," wine tasting room, and gift shop at the Port of Benton and the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Richland, Wash. The same month, it gave $1.5 million to promote tourism in the Northern Mariana Islands. In January, it spent $1 million on...
  • Blame the Economy on Welfare Queen General Electric

    06/14/2011 8:46:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2011 | John Ransom
    With data showing that the housing market has gone into reverse, another of Obama’s blue ribbon panels is about to report to the president on ways to get the U.S. economy going. Heading up the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is corporate welfare queen GE’s Jeffery Immelt.Expect, then, Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness headed by Immelt to recommend more of the top-down central planning where Big Business, Big Labor and Big Government connive to divide up the jobs pie at the expense of the rest of us, the little guys. The program will kind of be like Obamacare,...
  • New Weiner scandal: license plate fraud?

    06/13/2011 11:21:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 13, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    The one thing we can’t say with certitude is that Anthony Weiner has been registering his vehicles with the DMV. The New York Daily News did a little investigating after seeing expired tags on his Nissan Pathfinder, and discovered that not only has the car not been registered, but the plates on them belong to a different car (via JWF): When Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn) was photographed by the Daily News fleeing the Capitol in his Nissan Pathfinder, it was clear the July 2007 registration sticker in his window was expired, and there was no inspection sticker to be seen. Weiner,...
  • Broken Bible Belt: Homes In Ruins From Tornadoes Denied Aid By FEMA For ‘Insufficient Damage’

    06/13/2011 7:38:13 AM PDT · by TSgt · 137 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | June 13, 2011 at 9:33am | The Blaze
    Jefferson County resident Jonathan Stewart said he laughed in shock after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claimed the house his family lost in the deadly April 27 twister was ‘not unsafe to live in’. Displaced families in tornado-ravaged Alabama are outraged after being denied federal aide to rebuild their flattened homes – due to ‘insufficient damage’. The devastating reality is the house is now a concrete slab surrounded by rubble. Mr Stewart told AL.com a FEMA inspector saw first-hand the Pleasant Grove residence he shared with his wife, Lisa, and their two children was ripped from the ground. Three...
  • Sen. Kerry sees progress on his bill for an infrastructure bank (Lindsey Graham Alert)

    06/08/2011 7:40:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-08 | Erik Wasson
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is hopeful that his bill to create a National Infrastructure Bank will move through the Senate this year. The bill could be the best shot for those seeking to boost transportation, energy and water infrastructure investment in a Congress focused on “rapacious” spending cuts, Kerry said. The Kerry bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), would create an independent, nonprofit bank that would leverage private investment into infrastructure projects. The bill was introduced in March.
  • (Charles) Rangel on Spending: 'All We Have to Do' Is Tax More

    06/01/2011 2:00:01 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    "All I know is, whenever you have any type of a problem and the problem is one that you spend more than you are actually bringing in then you have to bring in more and spend less. It just makes so much sense, Judge, it's all we have to do," Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) told FOX Business this evening
  • Chu Pimps Your Budget at the Pump

    06/01/2011 9:20:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    Memorial Day normally kicks off the summer vacation and heavy driving season, but with gas prices at the pump more than twice as expensive as they were two years ago, American families are being forced to stay close to home and pull back on normal family expenses.   The cost to fill up the tank is consuming 40% more of the family budget than it did last summer.  According to AAA, 17 cents of every consumer dollar is spent at the pump, up from 12 cents one year ago.  That has consequences, of course.  "Dining, shopping, museums, and gambling are taking...
  • When will Obama crack in public?

    05/30/2011 3:33:05 PM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 64 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 19, 2011
    At a time when many Americans can barely afford Burger King and a movie, Obama boasts of spending a billion dollars on his re-election campaign. Questioned at a recent appearance about the spiraling fuel costs, Obama said, "Get used to it" – and with an insouciant grin and chortle, he told another person at the event, who complained about the effect high fuel prices were having on his family, to "get a more fuel-efficient car." The Obamas behave as if they were sharecroppers living in a trailer and hit the Powerball, but instead of getting new tires for their trailer...
  • Audit Report: Obama Administration Handed Out $24 Billion in Stimulus Money to Tax Cheats

    05/26/2011 7:31:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    Audit Report: Obama Administration Handed Out $24 Billion in Stimulus Money to Tax Cheats Wednesday, May 25, 2011 By Fred Lucas (CNSNews.com) - Lawmakers from both parties are calling for a fix to prevent tax cheating companies from getting federal contracts in light of a government investigation that found $24 billion in stimulus act funds went to companies owing $757 million in unpaid taxes. “Average Americans are likely wondering why we gave such a huge amount of federal money to tax cheats when our national debt is more than $14 trillion,” Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said in a statement. “That...
  • Obama Adviser GE Shipping Jobs and Profits Overseas

    Seven publicly traded U.S. corporations represented on President Barack Obama's advisory council for jobs and competitiveness -- including General Electric Co. (GE) and Intel Corp. (INTC) -- have devoted a growing pool of their non-U.S. earnings to investments in other countries. As a group, multinational companies with current or former chief executive officers on Obama's jobs council have, over the past four years, almost doubled the cumulative amounts they've reinvested overseas, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. By doing so, companies may be able to take advantage of faster-growing markets or lower production costs, and they can defer U.S. income...
  • Watch Out! Feds Could Seize Your Private Retirement Savings

    05/22/2011 5:04:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 166 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 21, 1011 | Greg Brown
    Newsmax Watch Out! Feds Could Seize Your Private Retirement Savings Saturday, May 21, 2011 04:58 PM By: Greg Brown How long before Uncle Sam hits private pensions to balance the public budget? It’s quickly becoming a reasonable question to ask. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is ringing alarm bells across Washington, D.C., warning of a disastrous outcome if an agreement to raise the debt ceiling is not made soon. “A default would call into question, for the first time, the full faith and credit of the U.S. Pensions, Federal Government, Debt Ceiling, Retirementgovernment,” Geithner wrote in a letter Friday to Sen....
  • Geithner: GOP will bear responsibility for default

    05/17/2011 6:38:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/17/11 | Pallavi Gogoi - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday that if Republicans insist on passage of their budget plan as a condition for approving an increase in the nation's borrowing limit, they will be responsible for the consequences. Speaking to a New York audience, Geithner said that Republicans would bear responsibility for the first debt default in the nation's history if they insist they will not vote for an increase in the $14.3 billion borrowing limit unless they win approval of a House Republican budget plan. "If Republicans try to impose that plan on this country as a condition...
  • Holder's 4G tax lax [Attorney General Eric Holder and his brother failed to pay the property taxes]

    04/17/2011 7:07:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Holder's 4G tax lax By ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN Last Updated: 7:24 AM, April 17, 2011 Posted: 3:18 AM, April 17, 2011 US Attorney General Eric Holder and his brother failed to pay the property taxes on their childhood home in Queens, which they inherited last August after their mother died, The Post has learned. And because their ailing mom, Miriam, was already behind on two quarterly tax bills when she succumbed to illness on Aug. 13, the charges went unpaid for more than a year -- growing to $4,146. It wasn't until The Post confronted Holder last week...
  • Breaking: Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Failed to Pay $287,000 in Property Taxes on Aircraft

    03/21/2011 3:12:17 PM PDT · by BallandPowder · 43 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/21/2011 | Staff
    In a conference call with reporters, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill just disclosed that she failed to pay $287,000 in property taxes related to her co-ownership of a private aircraft. This scandal comes quickly on the heels of recent revelations that McCaskill improperly billed taxpayers for use of the same private aircraft, for which McCaskill reimbursed the Treasury $88,000:
  • Supermarket prices soar in Manhattan and across the country

    03/13/2011 10:52:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 233 replies
    ny post ^ | 3/13/11 | FARRAH WEINSTEIN and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    What’s in your wallet? Not much — especially after a trip to the supermarket. At the checkout counter at the D’Agostino in Hell’s Kitchen, retired ballerina Carol Sumner shook her head over the increasingly steep price of her weekly grocery bill. “It’s outrageous,” said Sumner, a senior citizen who was making a pit stop to buy soda, ice cream and cake for a party she was throwing. “I feel like I am getting fleeced and taken advantage of. I don’t buy meat anymore. I can’t. It’s too expensive.” The price index for groceries is expected to surge 3 to 4...
  • U.S. Backing for World Currency Stuns Markets

    03/12/2011 12:12:53 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 341 replies
    The Micro Effect ^ | 03/11/2011 | Staff Writers
    US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner shocked global markets by revealing that Washington is “quite open” to Chinese proposals for the gradual development of a global reserve currency run by the International Monetary Fund. The dollar plunged instantly against the euro, yen, and sterling as the comments flashed across trading screens. David Bloom, currency chief at HSBC, said the apparent policy shift amounts to an earthquake in geo-finance. “The mere fact that the US Treasury Secretary is even entertaining thoughts that the dollar may cease being the anchor of the global monetary system has caused consternation,” he said. Mr Geithner later...
  • Obama Blames Oil Companies For Lack Of Drilling

    03/11/2011 2:04:29 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 72 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/11/2011 | Sean Higgins
    In his Friday press conference to discuss gas prices, President Obama was rather defensive, straining to counter the notion that his administration has been unfriendly to oil drilling, something most people would like to see a lot more of these days. Where do people get that notion? Perhaps his Interior Department appealing a judge’s ruling that it act on several pending deepwater permits had something to with it. Obama claimed repeatedly that he is not against drilling, then made the following comments:
  • O’Keefe releases another NPR video

    03/10/2011 4:25:38 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    Politico.com/blogs ^ | March 10, 2011 | Keach Hagey
    UPDATE: NPR released a statement condemning Liley’s statements in the video. “The statement made by Betsy Liley in the audio tapes released today regarding the possibility of making an anonymous gift that would remain invisible to tax authorities is factually inaccurate and not reflective of NPR’s gift practices. All donations – anonymous and named – are fully reported to the IRS. NPR complies with all financial, tax and disclosure regulations.” Liley, who was caught on the initial videotape laughing at the suggestion that NPR was sometimes called National Palestinian Radio, was placed on administrative leave with Ron Schiller on Tuesday...
  • Obama – We Need “To Live Within Our Means”…As He Spends Like A Drunken Sailor

    03/03/2011 1:04:35 PM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-03-11 | Curt
    The gall of this man: After he signed the short-term bill yesterday, President Obama said in a statement, “I’m calling on Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress to begin meeting immediately with the Vice President, my Chief of Staff, and Budget Director so we can find common ground on a budget that makes sure we are living within our means.” Saying that this country must live within its means is an audacious statement coming from a president who championed an $814 billion failed stimulus bill, all of which was paid for with deficit spending. It’s audacious coming from an...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel Still Giving out Tax Advice

    02/22/2011 4:53:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    US News ^ | 2/18/11 | Paul Bedard
    Rangel Still Giving out Tax AdviceBy Paul Bedard Posted: February 18, 2011 Rep. Charlie Rangel, Congress' former chief tax writer who last year was censured for financial misconduct and dubbed a tax scofflaw, isn't running away from the issue as some critics think he should. Instead, he doing what comes natural: Giving out tax advice to his friends and constituents. [See a slide show of 10 Reasons Rangel Is in Trouble.] Refusing to be silenced, Rangel has stepped up his annual practice of providing tax tips through his office and congressional website. Just today, for example, he issued his latest...
  • Geithner Rocked at Senate Hearing, Forced to Admit the Truth About Obamanomics

    02/17/2011 6:07:34 PM PST · by BamaBlue · 48 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | February 17, 2011 | Unknown
    Sen. Jeff Sessions: “…Under your budget, the interest increases each year. It was $187 billion in 2009, under your proposal it increases to $844 billion” Treasury Tim Geithner: “Senator, absolutely, it is an excessively high interest burden, it’s unsustainable”
  • IRS Agent Accused of Stealing Tax Refunds (NY)

    12/17/2010 7:43:15 PM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 2+ views
    NBCNewYork ^ | 12-18-10
    *snip* Fern Stephens, a revenue officer at the Internal Revenue Service, is being charged by the U.S. Attorney's office for stealing more than $160,000 in unclaimed tax funds from 12 taxpayers, according to federal court documents. *snip* Stephens also allegedly took advantage of her position in the IRS to put in fake tax refund requests and transfers in an IRS computer system so the money would go right back to her or relatives and friends.
  • Have You No Shame, Charlie Rangel?

    12/07/2010 4:17:02 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The fallen Representative has no shame. In a Nixonian riff he insists "I am not corrupt," and with an Alice-in-Wonderland logic insists he was not motivated by personal gain. Excuse me? Didn't tax boss Rangel personally profit by not reporting rental income to the IRS from his Dominican Republic villa for the last dozen years? Didn't he personally profit by improperly accepting rent controlled apartments instead of paying for much higher market value units? Didn't he personally gain by soliciting charitable donations on his Congressional letterhead since the "charity" was an education center bearing his name as a self-aggrandizing monument...
  • A Friendly Reminder for the ‘Patriotic Millionaires for Higher Taxes’ Club

    11/27/2010 2:37:48 PM PST · by Rational Thought · 31 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/27/2010 | Doug Powers
    It’s funny how a group that claims to be concerned with “fiscal strength” wants the most fiscally irresponsible entity this side of John Daly to confiscate more of their money. But at least “Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength” sounds better than “We have so much money we can afford to pretend America was built on high taxes, irresponsible spending and foolishness.” I’ve mentioned this before, but I want to remind these 80-plus millionaires who think their taxes aren’t high enough of something: They can pay higher taxes, and right now. The US Treasury accepts donations. They don’t have to wait...
  • Michelle Obama on a second term: It’s important for Barack to finish what he started

    11/24/2010 7:07:32 PM PST · by Justaham · 33 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 11-24-10 | Allahpundit
    As Dennis Miller once said in comparing German reunification to a Martin and Lewis reunion, I’m not a fan of his previous work and thus I’m really not looking forward to seeing the new sh*t. In fact, what is the new sh*t that he has planned for a second Obama term? Cap and trade is dead for good, I think; they were struggling to find the votes for that even when Democrats were flying high, but after this month’s shellacking, it’ll be years before they get another centrist to come aboard. Amnesty is always possible, but The One really wants...
  • California lawmakers mix business with pleasure at Hawaii conferences

    11/17/2010 8:38:45 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/17/10 | Jim Sanders
    Some California lawmakers were packing their bags for Hawaii last week when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he was calling a special December legislative session to tackle a projected $25.4 billion deficit. Others already were there. Mixing business with pleasure, about two dozen legislators are hobnobbing with interest groups in a tropical paradise this month while discussing green energy, health care, government reform and other key issues. The largest of two Hawaii conferences, held in Maui this week, is providing free travel and lodging to lawmakers underwritten by donations to a nonprofit group from some of the state's most powerful interests...
  • Rangel Used PAC Money for Legal Defense

    11/14/2010 8:29:06 PM PST · by Racehorse · 27 replies
    New York Post via Fox News ^ | 14 November 2010
    Congressman Charles Rangel, whose ethics trial starts tomorrow, appears to have improperly used political-action committee money to pay for his defense. Rangel tapped his National Leadership PAC for $293,000 to pay his main legal-defense team this year. He took another $100,000 from the PAC in 2009 to pay lawyer Lanny Davis. Two legal experts told The Post such spending is against House rules. "It's a breach of congressional ethics," one campaign-finance lawyer said. Washington, DC, political lawyer Cleta Mitchell said there is "no authority for a member to use leadership PAC funds as a slush fund to pay for personal...
  • The House Should Curb Obama's Extravagant Lifestyle

    11/12/2010 7:47:58 AM PST · by libstripper · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Novembe 12, 2010 | Lauri B. Regan
    Pundits, political analysts, and politicians on both sides of the aisle have offered their recommendation for items which should be placed at the top of the 112th Congress's legislative agenda. Surprisingly, in light of the negative press the Obamas have received relating to their recent junket to India, so far as I have seen, not one person has suggested including legislation limiting the amount of taxpayer funds that may be expended on presidential trips -- official or otherwise -- and the White House party budget. Like all government agencies, the White House operates on the basis of appropriations that originate...
  • John Kerry’s bucks stop where? (Still no tax payment on the yacht)

    11/05/2010 6:29:01 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 24 replies
    news.bostonherald.com ^ | Friday, November 5, 2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    It’s been more than three months since we first told you about Capt. John Kerry’s high-seas tax dodge on his new $7 million yacht, Isabel, and the town of Nantucket still doesn’t have a check from the senior senator! You may recall that Kerry lowered the flag and surrendered in July, agreeing to pony up more than $400,000 to cover state taxes on the toney tub. Mr. Teresa Heinz broke out the checkbook four days after the Track set off a furious tempest with our report that he had purchased the 76-foot floating palace and ported her in Rhode Island,...
  • Obama India trip to cost $200 million/day while real unemployment rate is 17.1%

    11/05/2010 4:24:35 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 28 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | November 5, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Barack Obama’s India trip is said to cost $200 million a day while the US’ real unemployment rate is still stuck at 17.1%. According to none other than the Press Trust of India, a top official of the Indian Government confirmed the outlandishly extreme figure that is sure to further confirm that Americans were right for voting out the Democrats on Tuesday as part of a protest vote against Obama’s excesses. However, the fact that Obama is about to embark on a wildly profligate overseas trip that the White House still hasn’t convincingly refuted confirms that Obama hasn’t learned his...
  • Is Obama moving the White House to India?

    11/03/2010 10:48:46 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 57 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Sher Zieve
    AND WHERE IS HE GETTING THE $200,000,000 A DAY THAT IT WILL COST? Despite yesterday’s election, it is now blatantly obvious that Obama & Co neither cares about the United States of America nor its people. Today, the US tyrant–along with an estimated 50 jumbo jets full of his 3,000- person entourage–will fly Air Force One (followed by the second AF One and Marine One copters) to Mumbai, India where he and his merry minions will take over the entire Taj Mahal and other hotels. The now fully-visible-to-the-entire-world hedonist and “Neroistic” monarch Obama will spend at least $200 Millions PER...
  • Live Thread: Obama State of the Sham Wow Press Conference 1 P.M. EDT 11/03/10

    11/03/2010 9:34:24 AM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | Kristinn
    Obama will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. EDT before he flees the country.
  • Mr. President! Have you no shame sir? Have you no shame at all?

    11/03/2010 9:31:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 25 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-03-10 | Aye Chihuahua
    Today, we can all agree, our country is currently in an economic hole. For a wide variety of reasons we are facing very difficult decisions ahead. After senselessly wasting trillions of our hard earned money and having nothing to show for it beyond an increased debt load, Mr. Obama recently claimed that he was going to focus on debt and deficit reduction. If that is true, then why, oh why Mr. President are you leaving on a trip which will cost us $200 million per day? Mumbai: The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx)...
  • US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

    11/02/2010 8:55:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 170 replies
    NDTV ^ | November 2, 2010
    Mumbai: The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to the city. "The huge amount of around $200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra Government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said. About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end...
  • John Kerry and the People in the Cheap Seats

    10/30/2010 1:21:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is frustrated. He recently spoke to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and complained that we are in "a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don't weigh in. It's all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics." He'd really like to elect a new people. Now, that last bit -- cheap-seat politics -- is the kicker. How truly awful it must be for the Senate's richest man -- wealthier than the Senate's Rockefeller -- to have to put up with those of us in the cheap seats. Brahmins from Boston have...
  • Barney Frank refusing to debate his opponent Sean Bielat

    On the night of the primary, Cong. Barney Frank (D-Newton) told Wicked Local that he was ready and willing to debate any candidate for the general election. And considering that Frank even debated Lyndon LaRouche candidate Rachel Brown in the primary it was easy to take him at his word. “I think debating is an obligation any candidate for office has,” Frank said. This release came this week from Frank’s GOP opponent Seat Bielat… DebateGate: Where’s Barney? Newton, MA — With just 32 days left until the mid-term election, Barney Frank has yet to confirm a single debate with his...
  • Senator John Kerry thinks voters are stupid

    On Friday, Senator John Kerry intimated that voters are stupid and that is why the beleaguered Democrats are facing an uphill battle in November. After touring the Boston Medical Center, Kerry told reporters “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,”