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  • Cause and Effect: Americans Who Voted for Obama Now Seeing Weekly Job Hours Slashed Below 30...

    12/13/2012 2:51:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 12, 2012
    It is the ultimate example of how you reap what you sow: Huge numbers of American workers who voted for Obama are now seeing their own jobs slashed below 30 hours a week as employers desperately try to avoid "Obamacare bankruptcy." Obamacare mandates for businesses only apply to those working 30 hours a week or more, and while many businesses do not want to cut workers' hours, they are being forced to in order to stay afloat. This necessary action is causing businesses to lose money and become less competitive while at the same time destroying American jobs. Some businesses...
  • Economics 101: Small Business Cuts Back on Spending After Obama Election Victory

    12/13/2012 11:44:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We have some news here. It's not surprising to me. "US small business owners' net capital spending intentions for the next 12 months plunged to -14 in November, the lowest level in more than two years, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. This is down from net capital spending intentions of -1 in July and suggests the nation's small business owners are likely to pull back on their business investments even more, given their negative expectations for the next 12 months." Now, I give you an illustration. In 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, this index --...
  • Liberty Cast Radio

    Haven't posted here for a while. Some of you might know me as co-founder of Hear Us Now which organized the Tax Day Tea Parties (among other events) at the Colorado State Capitol. I brought Hear Us Now to an end in March of this year. The next project, Liberty Cast. 24 hour online streaming Activist/political radio. Liberty Cast has been under way on a tiny scale for sometime. Producing podcasts for others, and hosting two pdcasts. One being the podcast for Grassroots Radio Colorado (http://libertycast.net/grc/index.htm). Please visit the following page, give some consideration to the request and share the...
  • Question about Obama eligibility

    12/13/2012 12:20:29 PM PST · by chuckles · 51 replies
    vanity | 12/13/2012 | chuckles
    Question,...Is it possible, that we could make some sort of statement, that if Obama is found out to be illegally elected, we could prosecute some of the people that covered up his lies to get him elected? It's too late to stop anything now, IMHO, but later, investigations could turn up some evidence that may be accepted. To have Arapio say, positively, that Obama's records are fake and no one even looks at it is criminal, in my mind. If some knew we were coming after them no matter how long it takes, maybe someone would crack. Someone has to...
  • U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens (Big Brother lives)

    12/13/2012 6:45:08 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 62 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/12/12 | Julia Angwin
    Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal. Counterterrorism officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime. ~ snip ~ The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an...
  • Taxes, taxes and more taxes….the liberal way

    12/13/2012 12:06:19 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-13-12 | Curt
    Obama proposed this last year and now its back on the table: This week, the Wall Street Journal’s John D. McKinnon and Andrew Ackerman are reporting that House Speaker John Boehner “is willing to consider curbing the tax-exempt status of municipal-bond interest, subject to negotiations with the White House.” Reality check...the only reason investors buy muni bonds is because of the tax exempt status. They pay less interest than other bonds that are already taxed so if they are gonna tax the muni's....might as well get the higher interest rate. So what happens then? Local, county and state municipalities will...
  • Menards: Obama is 'scaring the dickens' out of us

    12/13/2012 11:03:07 AM PST · by DakotaGator · 30 replies
    Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal ^ | December 12, 2012 | Kyle Potter
    Menards is blaming President Obama for the company's decision to scrap plans for building a store in Missouri, saying the president is "scaring the dickens" out of small businesses. The Eau Claire, Wis.-based home improvement chain said it won't build a planned store in O’Fallon, Mo., because of economic uncertainty...
  • TSA's Grip on Internal Travel is Tightening

    12/12/2012 10:45:02 PM PST · by sourcery · 51 replies
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is tightening its grip on domestic travcel. I don't mean the random, unpredictable security checks at bus, subway and train stations which already exist. I mean a coordinated and systematic police control of internal travel within America. Groundwork is being laid. Application to Make U.S. Into an Airport Screening Zone The application was tucked away on page 71431 of Volume 77, Number 231 of the Federal Register (November 30). It was surrounded by soporific references to forwarding "the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review...
  • Middle East Exploding, and Obama Nowhere to Be Found

    12/13/2012 10:09:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2012 | Elise Cooper
    Nations in the Middle East, some of whom were once allies of the U.S., appear to be defying America. This is very evident when reviewing the events over the past six months in Libya, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq, and also among the Palestinians. As former Vice President Dick Cheney stated, "[o]ur allies no longer trust us, or have confidence in us, and our adversaries no longer fear us." The problem is also that America's allies in the region are dwindling while its adversaries are increasing. American Thinker interviewed experts to get their opinion about this very important issue. In Iraq,...
  • Left-Wing Ideology Now Rules Supreme In America

    12/13/2012 8:32:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Douglas MacKinnon
    News flash for conservatives, Christians, libertarians or anyone in America who embraces traditional values, the rule of law, common sense, basic math, a more secure nation or politicians who put you and your family first: You have lost or are losing across the board. Period. With the re-election of Barack Obama — and he and his campaign should be congratulated for not only running a winning campaign but, more importantly, for also exploiting the weaknesses created by the nanny-state — there is now no more mystery or doubt. Liberal ideology rules supreme in our country and to say otherwise, is...
  • Michele Bachmann says Obama wants to 'lift up the Islamists' and allow Sharia law in America

    12/13/2012 9:00:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 13, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Representative Michele Bachmann has claimed that Barack Obama is determined 'to lift up the Islamists' and bow to their 'ultimate demand' of imposing Sharia law on America. In an extraordinary interview at the weekend, the woman who once had high hopes of being the Republican candidate in this year's presidential election, said that Americans should study Islamist texts just as those worried about fascism pored over Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' in the 1930s and 1940s. In an extended on-air conversation with conservative radio hosts Jan Markell and Eric Barger, Bachmann contended that Obama was endangering the United States and Israel...
  • Poll: Majority would blame both sides equally if talks fail

    12/13/2012 8:52:17 AM PST · by Qbert · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    A new poll finds that a majority of voters would blame both President Obama and congressional Republicans equally if efforts to find a deficit deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” fail. Fifty-six percent surveyed in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll say both sides would be responsible if a compromise is not reached. Nineteen percent would blame Obama and Democrats only, with 24 percent saying the GOP would be at fault. Those numbers could suggest a shift in public opinion as both parties work to find a way to prevent tax rate hikes and automatic spending cuts from taking...
  • Democrats Find Out What's in ObamaCare and Don't Like It

    12/13/2012 8:13:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Senate Democrats who helped pass ObamaCare are finally seeing what is in it and aren't really so sure the massive tax increases mandated in the legislation will be good for their constituents, especially when it comes to the medical device tax which is set to further increase on January 1. With some of their most influential constituent groups facing onerous tax increases that are slated to help fund the law’s mandates and regulations, Senators like Al Franken (D-MN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), John Kerry (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and...
  • 18 Democratic senators revolt against Harry Reid on Obamacare tax

    12/13/2012 7:34:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/2012 | Patrick Howley
    Eighteen Democratic U.S. Senators and senators-elect sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last week calling for a “delay in the implementation” of the medical device tax in Obamacare, the Wall Street Journal reports. The provision was an integral part of the version of the Obamacare law, which was passed in the Senate under Reid’s stewardship in 2009. It is set to take effect on January 1, 2013. An effort to repeal the provision failed in Congress in June. At the time, Reid characterized the proposed repeal as a Republican attack on Obamacare. “The medical technology industry directly...
  • The Republicans Should Just Let Obama Take America Off Of the Cliff

    12/13/2012 7:13:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/13/2012 | Louis Woodhill
    For the good of the country and the survival of the Republican Party, the GOP must allow President Obama to take America off the so-called “fiscal cliff” on January 1. Given the intransigent position that Obama has taken on raising marginal tax rates, any deal that the Republicans in the House of Representatives could conceivably make with him before the end of the year would be counterproductive. It would impede economic growth, and thereby actually reduce the present value of future federal revenues. Such a deal would also further damage the Republican “brand”, which has been trashed by the “clueless...
  • (Video) Democrats will Never get the Blame When America Crumbles

    12/13/2012 7:12:23 AM PST · by publius321 · 6 replies
    Regarding the fantasies that there will be a day when a large percentage of voters will see the error of their ways, resulting in a mass defection of the Democrat Party...
  • Obama's Laughter

    12/13/2012 5:58:25 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 34 replies
    English Pravda ^ | 10-12-12 | Xavier Lerma
    The last nail on America's coffin has been hammered while Obama and his comrades smirk over its grave....
  • Toothy prehistoric lizard named Obamadon after smiling president

    12/13/2012 4:21:38 AM PST · by shove_it · 34 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 11 Dec 2012 | Jason McLure
    (Reuters) - Researchers have named a newly discovered, prehistoric lizard "Obamadon gracilis" in honor of the 44th president's toothy grin. The small, insect-eating lizard was first discovered in eastern Montana in 1974, but a recent re-examination showed the fossil had been wrongly classified as a Leptochamops denticulatus and was in fact a new species, researchers told Reuters on Tuesday. Obamadon gracilis was one of nine newly discovered species reported on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In naming the new species, scientists from Yale and Harvard universities combined the Latin "Obamadon" for "Obama's teeth" and "gracilis,"...
  • Obama's Tax-the-Scapegoat Strategy Is Doomed to Fail

    12/13/2012 4:12:47 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/12/2012 | John Merline
    In an interview with Fox News host Bill O´Reilly last year, President Obama claimed he "didn´t raise taxes once." O´Reilly didn´t challenge the claim, and other reporters repeated it as fact. But it was completely false. By the time he went on O´Reilly´s show, Obama had signed more than 20 tax hikes into law with a combined 10-year price tag of more than $500 billion. However, since most of these taxes targeted relatively small and unpopular groups — smokers, tanning salons, insurance companies, the rich — few seemed to notice. Indeed, a review of the tax hikes Obama has enacted...
  • Feds to landowner: don't touch that trash [Obama admin grabs private property in NM]

    12/12/2012 10:16:51 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 24 replies
    WND ^ | Dec 12 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A New Mexico couple has been warned by the federal government not to touch trash – tin cans, broken glass and the like – that has accumulated over the years on the 20 acres of desert land they bought for their retirement home near Santa Fe because it could hurt the Rio Grande River, 25 miles away. Huh? The dispute over the Obama administration’s claim to jurisdiction over desert land belonging to Peter and Francoise Smith is heading to court now. Their lawsuit alleges Washington is over-reaching in its claim that their land, which does not contain any “relatively permanent,...
  • Election over, administration unleashes new rules

    12/13/2012 1:38:52 AM PST · by STARWISE · 38 replies
    Newsday/AP ^ | 12-13-12 | Matthew Daly
    For months, federal agencies and the White House have sidetracked dozens of major regulations that cover everything from power plant pollution to workplace safety to a crackdown on Wall Street. The rules had been largely put on hold during the presidential campaign as the White House sought to quiet Republican charges that President Barack Obama was an overzealous regulator who is killing U.S. jobs. But since the election, the Obama administration has quietly reopened the regulations pipeline. In recent weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules to update water quality guidelines for beaches and other recreational waters and deal...
  • Obama schedules photo-ops, parties, golf as ‘cliff’ nears

    12/12/2012 4:58:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/12/12 | Dave Boyer
    Since returning from a trip to southeast Asia on Nov. 21, President Obama has managed to play three rounds of golf but has met face-to-face only once with Speaker John A. Boehner, the man with whom he is trying to strike a deal on taxes and spending that could prevent another recession. With the deadline for going over the “fiscal cliff” less than three weeks away, the president’s schedule this week is exceptionally light. It does not include any time on the links with Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, who is also an avid golfer.
  • How Obama replaced Christ among blacks

    12/12/2012 4:34:15 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 33 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12-11-12 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    President Barack Obama is the most divisive man to ever occupy the White House –period! Yet, 95 percent of black Americans worship him as if he’s the messiah. Why? Actor and comedian Jamie Foxx recently took the stage at the Soul Train Awards and told the audience, “Thank God, and our lord and savior, Barack Obama!” Foxx called on the audience to stand up and clap for Obama. His outrageous remarks were broadcast on national television, yet not one nationally known black leader repudiated Foxx. Barack Obama’s ability to seduce people is well-known. He can bring his biggest critics into...
  • Obama offers Cabinet position to businessman with billions in offshore profits

    12/12/2012 3:52:07 PM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-12-12 | DrJohn
    No, not Mitt Romney. Google has paid nearly nothing in taxes over the last few years: Google Inc. cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the last three years using a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda. Google’s income shifting -- involving strategies known to lawyers as the “Double Irish” and the “Dutch Sandwich” -- helped reduce its overseas tax rate to 2.4 percent, the lowest of the top five U.S. technology companies by market capitalization, according to regulatory filings in six countries. Google has sheltered about $10 billion offshore- in...
  • Syrian rebels defy US and pledge allegiance to jihadi group

    12/12/2012 3:01:39 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10:03PM GMT 10 Dec 2012 | Ruth Sherlock, Beirut
    Rebel groups across Syria are defying the United States by pledging their allegiance to a group that Washington will designate today a terrorist organization for its alleged links to al-Qaeda. A total of 29 opposition groups, including fighting "brigades" and civilian committees, have signed a petition calling for mass demonstrations in support of Jabhat al-Nusra, an Islamist group which the White House believes is an offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq. The petition is promoting the slogan "No to American intervention, for we are all Jabhat al-Nusra" and urges supporters to "raise the Jabhat al-Nusra flag" as a "thank you". "These...
  • Syrian jihadists, including al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front, form Mujahideen Shura Council

    12/12/2012 2:29:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Longwar Journal ^ | December 12, 2012 | Bill Roggio
    On the same day the US government announced that al Qaeda in Iraq's Al Nusrah Front was a terrorist organization, Al Nusrah and nine other jihadist groups banded together in the Syrian province of Deir al Zour and formed a Mujahideen Shura Council. The 10 jihadist groups, headed by the Al Nusrah Front, released a statement yesterday announcing the council's formation "on jihadist forums and pro-Syrian resistance social networking sites," according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which obtained and translated the message. "The jihadi Islamic brigades in the city of proud Deir al Zour in the Levant of Islam...
  • U.S. to Help Boost Business Competitiveness -- In Ethiopia

    12/12/2012 2:08:33 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 5 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dec. 12, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A $20 million contract to spark "private sector competitiveness" in Ethiopia has been awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported earlier this year, the agency's Finance and Business Services (FaBS) Project seeks to increase Ethiopian industry's access to financing in order to drive "sustainable economic growth" while reducing poverty (Monitor, April 26, 2012). CARANA Corp., an Arlington, Virginia-based consulting company, will carry out the project for USAID over the next five years. CARANA in October separately secured a $12 million USAID contract to execute the Nigeria Expanded Trade and Transport (NEXTT)...
  • What the World Needs Now is a Stronger Hitler and a More Powerful Hamas.

    12/12/2012 1:26:30 PM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 12, 2012 | Dan Miller
    When will they ever learn? How many roads must a man walk down? The answer is blowin' in the wind.Might Obama have shown him the truth and light?Latma has once again revealed a gross distortion of history, doubtless perpetrated by the Joos. We now know that Winston Churchill was a vile warmonger who brought death and destruction to all of Europe. Today, in her Churchillian way, Israel is a vile warmongering, illegitimate and faux-country full of Joos who will not rest until death, hatred and destruction have been brought to all of the otherwise peaceful Middle East. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSmJRHMrbvU?feature=player_detailpage] Video...
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Entitlements Are 'Earned' (Video)

    12/12/2012 1:01:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/2012
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on the house floor "I believe it should be pronounced here today, that the reform of the entitlements based upon slipshod, reckless, deliberations or should I say actions are a non-starter. There is no way, Mr. Speaker, that we should raise the eligability age for Medicare, that we should not think carefully about how we approach the reform of Medicaid. And that we don't the American people that Social Security is solvent. So, I would say move quickly to pass the middle class tax cuts that would be for all Americans, 100 % up to...
  • Millennials Will Have A Hard Time Entering The Housing Market

    12/12/2012 12:17:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/12/2012 | Mandi Woodruff
    In this day and age, the 18- to 34-year-old crowd have lived up to their reputation as perpetual renters. Most blame the trend on the housing crisis, which led so many homeowners to downsize and stunted the home buying power of younger consumers. But whatever trauma the Great Recession had on the minds of millennials, it hasn't stymied their hopes for owning a home of their own one day, a new study shows. Real estate tracker Trulia found more than 90 pecent of millennial renters plan on buying a home in the next two years. The question is whether they'll...
  • Ripples from the Election - “Hope and change” has been replaced by envy and jealousy. (VDH)

    12/12/2012 11:11:45 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Now that the election is over, we are starting to see the contours of what lies ahead for the next four years. Here are some likely consequences from the Obama victory.1. Barack Obama is not very interested in tax reform, deficit reduction, or curbing annual spending. He believes in big government, and the bigger the better. His tenure is not so much a repudiation of Reaganism as it is of Clintonism, and the whole notion of keeping the annual growth of federal spending at or below 2 percent, balancing the budget, and declaring the era of big government over....
  • White House snubs Polish appeal

    12/12/2012 11:09:38 AM PST · by Renfield · 7 replies
    The White House snubs the appeal of the Polish Nation to support the establishment of an international investigation of the Smolensk 2010 air crash. The White House released its official department of state response describing its position on a petition filed with https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ asking to support the Polish Nation appeal for an international investigation of the Smolensk 2010 air crash. The statement (along with the original petition) can be found here and reads as following: The White House has received your petition requesting support for an international investigation of the Polish Air Force Tu‑154 crash that occurred near Smolensk, Russia,...
  • How Much Taxation Would Fund Current Spending?

    12/12/2012 8:24:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/12/2012 | Justin Hohn
    To best understand this spending aspect of the current budget negotiations in Washington, we must answer one crucial question: how much taxation on the top income-earners would be required to fully fund the present level of government spending? To do so, we must first make the unreasonable assumption that the rich will not respond to confiscatory tax rates and hide money from being taxed. This is unreasonable because no scheme of taxation since WW2 has been able to capture more than 21% of GDP. With current spending levels around 23% of GDP, history suggests that no level of taxation we...
  • Obama: I Will Stand With The Muslims

    12/12/2012 10:29:14 AM PST · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-12-12 | Warren Beatty
    Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and the Muslim Brotherhood are holding, on December 15, 2012, a referendum on a new constitution. You know, the constitution that President Barack Hussein “vote buyer” Obama refuses to criticize. You know, the constitution written by a committee of 100 selected by the now disbanded Egyptian parliament that, at the time of the creation of the Constituent Assembly, was dominated by Islamists. Fifteen committee members quit the Assembly in protest. Of the 85 members remaining, none were Christians, and only four were women. So much for “diversity,” one of the Democrats/liberals/progressives’ (DLPs) most precious ideals. You know,...
  • The Obama admin wants you to know they’re here to help with mortgage payments

    12/12/2012 10:21:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The Obama administration is launching a brand-new public service announcement to tout Treasury and Housing & Urban Development‘s joint initiative to help progress "the Obama Administration's broad strategy to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stabilize the country's housing market, and improve the nation's economy." Via Politico: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO... “While communities across the country are beginning to recover from an unprecedented housing crisis, too many families are still struggling with their mortgage payments and are unsure of where to turn for help,” said Treasury undersecretary for domestic finance Mary Miller in a statement. “Millions of homeowners have...
  • Congress Can Avoid Fiscal Cliff

    12/12/2012 10:01:42 AM PST · by kathsua · 6 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | December 12, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    A year and a half ago President Barack Obama and members of Congress signed a suicide pact that they would lead the nation over a "fiscal cliff" if they couldn't agree on deficit reducing measures by the end of the Mayan calendar. The crackpots agreed to a measure that could impose taxing and spending changes that would be so drastic they could cause economic problems that would INCREASE the deficit by another trillion dollars. [Note: because of Congressional procedures and a desire for a Christmas break, members would need to reach an agreement by the date the Mayan calendar ends...
  • Obama's greedy worshipers will cheer ANYTHING he says

    12/12/2012 8:43:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/12/12 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    At this point it seems like Barack Obama’s worshipers will cheer at anything he says. Imagine him speaking at one of his daily campaign rallies and saying the following. “What we need now is to take a good long look at slavery. We know many folks don’t want a job but that bums the rest of us out. When we bring back slavery everybody will be accounted for. Everybody will have a job and be secure in the knowledge that they are contributing to the greater good of the state. Our slaves would be well feed; have great healthcare and...
  • Dems Ask For Delay To Obamacare Med Device Tax They Voted For In The First Place

    12/12/2012 12:04:59 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 18 replies
    Americans For Tax Reform ^ | 12/11 | John Kartch
    In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, 18 Democrat senators and senators-elect have asked for “a delay in the implementation” of the Obamacare medical device tax. Like most of the significant tax increases in Obamacare, the medical device tax is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, conveniently after the 2012 presidential election. Each of the 18 Democrat signatories voted for or supported Obamacare in the first place. And now they want a sweetheart exemption from one of its most onerous provisions. Even in Washington DC, that shows a lot of gall.
  • Jimmy Hoffa Warns Of "Civil War" As MI Governor Signs "Right-To-Work" Into Law

    12/12/2012 9:28:15 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 83 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11 DEC 12 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    Minutes before Michigan Governor Snyder signed the 'Right-To-Work' bill into law... ... Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa appeared on CNN, as seen in the clip below, warning that: "This is just the first round of a battle that's going to divide this state. We're going to have a civil war," ...as the bill to weaken unions' power is passed. If Hoffa is right, look for Michigan GDP to soar: after all it is one of the more Keynesian states in the union. Via AP: Michigan Gov. Snyder signs right-to-work bills LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed right-to-work...
  • Woody Harrelson Presents: Ethos (2011, Director Pete McGain

    12/12/2012 9:10:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/17/2012 | Harold Roberts
    Published on Aug 17, 2012 www.EthosTheMovie.com Film: Ethos 2011 Full length documentary directed by Pete McGain [I 'stumbled' across this on television last night, and I see on this documentary talk of intentionally created boom and bust cycles so that banks can consolidate power, money being printed like crazy, the possibility of coming global government, chip implantation, etc. Then I watch the movie from beginning to end and hear at the beginning clips where Bill Clinton says that he didn't have sexual relations with that woman, then admits that he did, Obama saying that Iran poses no threat, then later...
  • Pentagon Asking Congress To Sell Israel 1,725 Bunker Busters

    12/12/2012 7:53:18 AM PST · by Fennie · 27 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | December 11, 2012 | By Yori Yanover
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress that it intends to sell Israel some 6,900 tail kits which can turn "dumb" bombs into satellite-guided "smart bombs," including bombs capable of penetrating hardened targets, Bloomberg Business Week reported. Some of the hardened targets one would immediately think about are those underground nuclear plants the Iranian government has been so chatty about this past decade or so. According to BBW, the sale will includes 1,725 all-weather satellite-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM tail kits with BLU-109 bombs, which are 2,000-pound, hard-target penetrators. Bombs delivered this way are among the most...
  • Prescott and Ohanian: Taxes Are Much Higher Than You Think

    12/12/2012 6:36:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/12/2012 | By EDWARD C. PRESCOTT AND LEE E OHANIAN
    President Obama argues that the election gave him a mandate to raise taxes on high earners, and the White House indicates that he won't compromise on this issue as the so-called fiscal cliff approaches. But tax rates are already high—much higher than is commonly understood—and increasing them will likely further depress the economy, especially by affecting the number of hours Americans work. Taking into account all taxes on earnings and consumer spending—including federal, state and local income taxes, Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, excise taxes, and state and local sales taxes—Edward Prescott has shown (especially in the Quarterly Review...
  • Stunner: California’s cap-and-trade on track to deliver 14% of promised revenue in first auction

    12/11/2012 5:17:26 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 11, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Just think — if Democrats win the midterm elections in 2014, we could see this kind of success on a national scale!  California has struggled with massive budget deficits for years, but the political class in Sacramento stumbled on the perfect solution to falling revenues and rising costs … soaking the business world to seize more capital for further spending.  The state held its first auction of cap-and-trade credits, and projected that businesses would spend a billion dollars in buying, er, vapor.  Those projections were just a teensy bit optimistic, as Bloomberg’s Steven Greenhut explains: In late November, the California Air...
  • America now recognizes Syria’s opposition as the legitimate representative of the Syria people

    12/11/2012 10:06:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9:21 pm on December 11, 2012 | Allahpundit
    This is being sold as a morale booster for Syria’s rebels as they press in to Damascus, but it’s really O’s way of justifying deeper U.S. intervention going forward as the country falls to pieces. See, it’s okay to get involved because there are now pro-western moderate Syrian leaders running the show n’ stuff: “We’ve made a decision that the Syrian Opposition Coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the Syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime,” Obama said… “Obviously, with that recognition...
  • Forget Tea Party Candidates, We Need Birther Candidates (Vanity)

    12/08/2012 8:13:39 AM PST · by kreitzer · 41 replies
    The GOP-e was shaken by the Tea Partyers a couple years back, but fought back and succeeded in pushing the Tea Partyers/Palin backers out of the convention and nominating their man Romney. But the Tea Partyers had some success, like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Who's to say a few well placed Birther candidates couldn't have some success? If we could field a few Birther candidates who promise to make the ineligibility of the current Commander-in-Chief a central issue, even if only one of them gets through the system it will be a 100% gain for conservatives. Simply...
  • Report: Obama to Talk to Iran, Leave Israel in the Cold

    12/11/2012 8:49:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 12/12/12 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama plans to soon propose to Iran that it negotiate directly with the Americans about its nuclear program, Channel 10 News reported on Tuesday. The report, which cited a senior American official, said that Obama's move was made without any coordination or consultation with Israel. According to the report, the Americans probably will allow a period of four to five months for negotiations with Tehran. If the talks fail, they may then resort to the military option. As well, Obama is planning to set preconditions for contacts with the Islamic Republic, including that it halt its uranium...
  • Survey Says: People Still Care About Sarah Palin (Really!)

    12/11/2012 6:15:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 3, 2012 | David Graham, associate editor
    Even as she fades from the national spotlight, the former vice-presidential contender gets plenty of love on the Internet. I'm going to let you in on a little journalism secret. Time was, political reporters knew that any post about Sarah from Alaska was any easy way to get eyeballs. (In one week in May 2010, I wrote three separate items under the rubric "Sarah Palin Real-Estate Watch." All were well-read.) Nowadays, the magic is gone. There's no serious talk of Palin 2016. There are no more reality TV shows. Her endorsement mojo has evaporated, and the term "Mama Grizzly" seldom...
  • Obama's Big Michigan Right-To-Work Lie: Lower Wages

    12/11/2012 4:27:29 PM PST · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 11, 2012
    The president says right-to-work laws mean "the right to work for less money." So how does he explain the fact that incomes are up in RTW states while forced unionism is a proven job killer? Campaigning Monday in Michigan as it stood poised to become the nation's 24th right-to-work state, President Obama spoke the exact opposite of the truth to union workers at a Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in the birthplace of organized labor. "What we shouldn't be doing," he told the small crowd, "is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages. We don't want a...
  • President Obama Predicts GOP Will Cave on Taxes

    12/11/2012 3:57:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 11, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for 98 percent of earners before the end of the year. "I'm pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to trying to protect tax cuts for high-income individuals," Obama said today in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters. "I don't think they'll do that," he said of Republicans forcing tax-rate increases for families earning $250,000 a year or less. The sign of optimism follows weeks of tense negotiations and...
  • Obama Hires 101 New Federal Employees A Day

    12/11/2012 3:04:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/11/12 | News Investors