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  • Obama: We raised taxes, but the rich still aren’t paying their fair share

    01/03/2013 12:36:28 PM PST · by Hoodat · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 2, 2013 | 7:27 pm | Modified: January 3, 2013 at 11:45 am | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama cut a video, distributed by his reelection, to reiterate his belief that the wealthiest Americans still aren’t paying their “fair share” of taxes and to outline a second-term agenda ranging from environmental policy to gun control. Obama started by celebrating the tax increases — “making our tax code more progressive than it’s been in decades,” he said — that will take place because of the fiscal cliff deal. “Obviously, there is still more to do when it comes to reducing our debt,” Obama said in the video. “And I’m willing to do more, as long as we do...
  • Drudge tweets: ‘There will be over 3,500 killed in USA today from abortion…no presidents crying’

    01/03/2013 12:27:29 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 2, 2013 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    Matt Drudge is the proprieter of the world’s #1 news aggregator site, the Drudge Report, which receives tens of millions of visits every day. On his personal Twitter account he has over 160,000 followers. He is also pro-life. This is the amazing message that his followers were greeted with this morning: There will be over 3,500 killed in USA today from abortion. No flags lowered, no presidents crying. No media hyperventilating. Normal day. The post is a bold move for Drudge. His reference to “presidents crying” appears to be a pretty direct reference to President Obama’s reaction to the...
  • Peter Orszag: Yeah, the White House has less leverage in the spending fight now

    01/03/2013 12:19:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    As I wrote earlier this week, the fiscal-cliff deal was mostly a win for Barack Obama, but only a temporary victory fought on one issue. By delinking the tax debate from the spending debate and keeping the debt limit out of the fiscal-cliff deal, Republicans at least allowed themselves the chance to fight another day for spending cuts and entitlement reform. Whether they can successfully negotiate real reform is another question, of course, but even Obama's former OMB director acknowledges that the White House now has significantly less leverage to prevent budget reform now that taxes are off the table....
  • Pork Salad Harry: Millions in Corporate Tax Credits While Personal Taxes Rise

    01/03/2013 10:46:04 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/03/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Eileen Norcross of Mercatus wrote an excellent article for American Spectator where she says: “On his blog, Confounded Interest, GMU finance professor Anthony Sanders dryly notes that the American Taxpayer Relief Act does nothing of the sort. As he puts it, “How is adding $4 trilion to the federal deficit in 10 years called, ‘relief’?”” I winced at “dryly” but her “Notes on the Cliff” is a must read. Calling the bill “The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” is laughable. Not just the $4 trillion in Federal deficits to be added (which future taxpayers have to pay), but the...
  • AMERICA'S NEXT CIVIL WAR!

    01/03/2013 10:44:38 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 96 replies
    Canadian Free Press ^ | Monday, December 24, 2012 | J.D. Longstreet
    “Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action…” ... Aristotle You’d think ole “Ari” might have been peering through some sort of cosmic window into modern day America some 2300 years ago with comments such as those above. There’s another way to look at it, as well. One can grudgingly admit that the Greeks, of 2300 years ago, were smarter than modern Americans. In my estimation—you’d...
  • Obama signs defense measure he once vowed to veto

    01/03/2013 10:14:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 3, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    Backing down on a threatened veto, President Obama has signed into law a $633.3 billion defense bill with an attached a statement in which he serves notice to Congress that he’ll interpret the law as he sees fit on issues ranging from the transfer of terrorism detainees to objections of military chaplains against the new policy on gay service members. Mr. Obama said in a “signing statement” late Wednesday that he agrees with the “vast majority” of provisions in the 680-page law. But he added, “I do not agree with them all.” He earlier had issued a veto threat to...
  • Barack Obama set to give Egypt 10 fighter jets, 200 tanks

    01/03/2013 9:39:59 AM PST · by Baynative · 58 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/2/12 | Larry Clifton
    With Benghazi still burning in the rear-view mirror of its wobbly foreign policy, the Obama administration is set to ship the Islamic Brotherhood government of Egypt 10 F16 fighter jets and 200 Abrams tanks and charge it to U.S. taxpayers... ...the Islamic Brotherhood is not a U.S. ally. Nevertheless, the Obama administration is prepared to arm them to the teeth with cutting-edge tanks and planes
  • President Obama To Republicans - You Have Another Thing Coming!

    01/03/2013 7:30:32 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/03/13 | LD Jackson
    Thank God, we finally have the fiscal cliff behind us. President Obama finally got his highly-touted tax increase, the one that is supposed to make the rich pay their fair share and help reduce the budget deficit. Conservatives aren't exactly happy about that, but we did manage to make the majority of the Bush tax cuts permanent, so that may count for something. As for the tax increases reducing the deficit, National Review Online has a well-written piece that debunks that myth, but most of us already knew how false it was. Even though most conservatives are not happy with...
  • (video)One Nation Under Despotism

    01/03/2013 6:23:24 AM PST · by publius321 · 3 replies
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  • Resist, We Much!

    01/03/2013 4:54:58 AM PST · by scottfactor · 4 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/03/13 | Gina Miller
    “But resist we much… we must… and we will much… about… that… be committed.”That was Al Sharpton’s eloquence-challenged statement against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s campaign to get a grip on outrageous union costs to the state’s economy. For some reason, that unfortunate stumble has been echoing in my head lately, even though it has been almost a year and half since Sharpton said it. Resist, we much! What else can we do at this point but resist? It is astonishing to watch your country fall. It is a gut-twisting, sickening thing to see craven cowards (redundant, perhaps, but true) in...
  • Cliff Deal Only Whets Obama's Appetite For More Taxes

    01/03/2013 4:41:47 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/2/2013 | IBD Staff
    Taxes: Anyone who thinks the fiscal cliff deal will end President Obama's soak-the-rich campaign isn't paying attention. Even before the ink had dried on his $620 billion tax hike, Obama was talking up his desire for more. Obama hinted at this on Sunday on "Meet the Press," when he told David Gregory that "you are not only going to cut your way to prosperity" and that "one of the fallacies" was that "deficit reduction is only a matter of cutting programs." But as the fiscal cliff agreement looked increasingly likely, Obama started talking more specifically about additional tax hikes.
  • STICK TO YOUR GUNS

    12/28/2012 11:53:32 AM PST · by SENTINEL · 179 replies
    28 Dec 12 | Justin Giles
    Stick To Your Guns Justin Giles, Sergeant US Marine Corps (former) Imagine you are walking through the woods on a dark cloudy night. You are startled by a vicious, snarling beast concealed in the blackness. Not knowing what else to do you scramble up a tree, afraid and unsure what to do next. This is a natural human response to an encounter with an unknown foe. Because of this weak human tendency, military commanders throughout history have studied their potential enemies in minute detail. One man who understood this well was 6th Century B.C. Chinese General Sun Tzu.“It is said...
  • INNOCENTS BETRAYED - The TRUE story of GUN CONTROL WORLDWIDE -

    01/02/2013 7:06:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 1, 2011 | Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
    In this powerful documentary produced by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (http://jpfo.org), you will learn how governments have historically deprived people of firearms ... and then wiped them from the face of the earth. This is the true story of Gun control from around the world, especially in the 20th century. It details how governments have ALWAYS BEEN the biggest threat to the safety, security and prosperity of the people. While Americans can see how this could happen in other countries, most can't EVER imaging it being able to happen here because there are so many rights guaranteed...
  • Obama wants ban on assault weapons - ‘Skeptical’ about idea of guns in schools

    01/02/2013 6:52:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2012 | Ben Wolfgang
    The national debate over gun control may have been pushed to the back burner in favor of the “fiscal cliff” battle, but President Obama remains committed to confronting the issue no matter the resistance from gun owners and the National Rifle Association. In a rare appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Mr. Obama expressed strong support for a reinstatement of the federal ban on assault weapons, outlawing high-capacity clips and a better system of background checks for those seeking to buy firearms. He’s long supported those ideas, as have many Democrats, but the mass shooting at Sandy Hook...
  • Secrecy of Memo on Targeted Killing Is Upheld (drone killing)

    01/02/2013 8:54:15 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 2, 2013 | ADAM LIPTAK
    A federal judge in Manhattan refused on Wednesday to require the Justice Department to disclose a memorandum providing the legal justification for the targeted killing of a United States citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, who died in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011. “I can find no way around the thicket of laws and precedents that effectively allow the executive branch of our government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws while keeping the reasons for their conclusion a secret,” she wrote. “The Alice-in-Wonderland nature of this pronouncement is not...
  • White House: Immigration and gun control are happening. Soon.

    01/02/2013 7:59:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Certain parties may be taking more political heat than others, but I think it's safe to say that nobody but nobody is going to walk away from the fiscal cliff deal completely unscathed --- and we only have even more similarly piddling but surely melodramatic standoffs on deck for the near future. Ergo, no doubt the White House will be eager to have a few bright-'n-shiny political items on hand with which to tout President Obama's go-gettin', even-handed know-how. It would be a darn shame to miss the chance to lament what amazing victories President Obama could achieve, if only...
  • Flashback Obama 2008: 'I Will Make It Impossible' To 'Slip' Last Minute Pork In Bill

    01/02/2013 7:14:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/2008 | staff
    Speaking at a campaign event on September 22, 2008: "I'll make our government open and transparent so that anyone can ensure that our business is the people's business. As Justice Louis Brandeis once said, sunlight is the greatest disinfectant. As President, I will make it impossible for Congressmen or lobbyists to slip pork-barrel projects or corporate welfare into laws when no one is looking because when I am president, meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. No more secrecy."
  • Filed: Newly Found Case Authority; Florida Court Has Jurisdiction To Rule On Obama's Eligibility

    01/02/2013 6:40:26 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 36 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Unattributed
    As reported here Attorney Larry Klayman filed a motion seeking an emergency rehearing in the Florida electoral challenge. The case was originally dismissed last month by Judge Kevin Carroll. On Monday Klayman filed a notice of newly discovered case authority that shows the Florida court has jurisdiction to rule on Obama's eligibility and fraud. EXCERPT: NOTICE OF NEWLY FOUND CASE AUTHORITY AND SUPPLEMENT TO MOTION FOR REHEARING Plaintiff Michael Voeltz, by and through his undersigned counsel, hereby files this Notice of Newly Found Case Authority and Supplement to Motion For Rehearing. In conducting further research, Plaintiff has come across the...
  • Obama to 'Quickly' Go for Immigration Reform and Gun Control- W.H. pledges action this month.

    01/02/2013 5:34:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    President Barack Obama will go for immigration reform and gun control this month, the White House tells the left-leaning Huffington Post. Obama's actions will reportedly be done "quickly." Obama glowing "An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well," reports the Huffington Post.
  • Obama to 'Quickly' Go for Immigration Reform and Gun Control

    01/02/2013 4:27:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama will go for immigration reform and gun control this month, the White House tells the left-leaning Huffington Post. Obama's actions will reportedly be done "quickly." Obama glowing "An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well," reports the Huffington Post. "The timeframe is likely to...
  • NEXT 9/11: IRAN’S DEATH SQUAD IS HERE

    01/02/2013 3:44:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    Iran has infiltrated a team of Quds Force terrorist leaders into the United States to attack from within in 2013, according to a source. The source within the office of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic regime, said the team is to create instability in America through terrorism should the U.S. fail to accept the regime’s illicit nuclear program, increase sanctions, confront Iran militarily or intervene in the Syrian civil war. Members of the team, no more than 10 Quds Force officers, each lead cells totaling about 50 terrorists already in the U.S. The source is risking...
  • If only Romney were President...(Vanity - Heard this Lame Accusation Too Many Times)

    01/02/2013 3:45:06 PM PST · by ziravan · 24 replies
    1/2/13 | Me
    I'm getting tired of the "See, and you guys didn't like Romney, so this is what you get" garbage floating around lately. Assume a Romney Administration with the so-called 'fiscal cliff' debate extended into his watch, and this is what you've got: WH: Republican. Congress: Republican. Senate: Democrat or barely Republican and not able to sustain a filibuster. Here is President Romney at his press conference announcing a deal on the 'fiscal cliff', "As you know, Senate Democrat leaders have been intransigent on a budget deal that would avoid the fiscal cliff. In order to protect as many people as...
  • The Hollow Shell of a Republic

    01/02/2013 1:51:42 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 14 replies
    A mere half of the electorate understands that Obama despises the reps of the people, the lawgivers, the Congress of the United States. From his infamous, "If Congress doesn't act, I will," to yesterday when he cautioned Congress not to make a future fuss over raising the debt limit, Obama regards Congress as nothing more than a legitimizing rubber stamp . . . to give the facade of law to his diktats. Obama is drunk with power, and not only wants more of it, he wants it all. Absent opposition, which disappeared yesterday evening, he is set to get what...
  • Boehner tells GOP he’s through with one-on-one Obama talks

    01/02/2013 2:25:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is signaling that at least one thing will change about his leadership during the 113th Congress: He’s telling Republicans he is done with private, one-on-one negotiations with President Obama. During both 2011 and 2012, the Speaker spent weeks shuttling between the Capitol and the White House for meetings with the president in the hopes of striking a grand bargain on the deficit. Those efforts ended in failure, leaving Boehner feeling burned by Obama and, at times, isolated within his conference. In closed-door meetings since leaving the “fiscal cliff” talks two weeks ago, lawmakers and aides say...
  • Glenn Beck’s New Year’s Resolution: No One On My Show Can Mention ‘That Man’ Obama Anymore

    01/02/2013 1:47:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/2/13 | Andrew Kirell
    We’ll see how long this pledge lasts. As part of his New Year’s resolutions, conservative talk host Glenn Beck returned from the holidays with a new policy: no one can mention President Obama anymore on his show. “Anybody who brings him up, besides me, is fired,” Beck said of the new policy. Astonished by the severity, co-host Stu Burguiere asked if staffers could get by with just mentioning that “the president said,” to which Beck said it would be evaluated on a “case-by-case basis.” Instead choosing to refer to the president as “that man” or “that guy,” Beck explained the...
  • A Librul Tries to Grow Pineapples.

    01/02/2013 1:30:52 PM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 2, 2013 | Dan Miller
    This is a guest post by Senator Ima Librul (D., Utopia) on the fine art of growing pineapples. I am a Librul and justly proud of the great good we are doing for the entire World. This is my creed: it is irresponsible to be concerned about the future when our own leaders and our other experts tell us that only good things will happen if we do exactly as they say. The brightest and best, we are never wrong! Don't think. Don't question. Just follow our Dear Leader. My small garden had thirty pineapple plants. Twenty of them had...
  • U.S. Spends $40 Mil on Foreign Labor Causes in Final Days of 2012

    01/02/2013 12:14:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 2, 2013
    With 12 million Americans out of work the government agency responsible for advancing opportunities for profitable employment has gone on a frantic year-end spending spree, doling out tens of millions of dollars to foreign causes that won’t put a dent in the nation’s unemployment crisis. In the last few weeks of 2012, the Obama Department of Labor (DOL) generously dedicated nearly $40 million to global initiatives unlikely to help workers in this country. The money will go to efforts that strengthen unions and help combat child labor in African, central and South American countries. This includes $10 million to combat...
  • Why the Obama tax hikes have only just begun

    01/02/2013 11:45:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Enterprise ^ | 01/02/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    When an economy is booming and jobs are plentiful, a “do no harm” approach to public policy will suffice. If GDP were expanding at a 4% annual rate and the unemployment rate were 5% and the national debt were low, then the fiscal cliff deal might be tolerable rather than terrible. While it won’t create any jobs or add to growth — just the opposite in fact — and it will only cut the national debt by a rounding-error amount, passage does avoid an across-the-board income tax hike and probable recession.So that’s something. But good enough? Not really. Avoiding...
  • Obama goes back on vacation without signing cliff bill

    01/02/2013 9:11:22 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 27 replies
    After spending months telling Americans that the fiscal cliff deal was the most important thing facing their nation, Barack Obama has gone back to his vacation. Within a few hours of the bill's passage last night, he was enjoying the comforts of Air Force One, en route to Hawaii. Heaven forbid he’s forced to sacrifice any more of his multi-million dollar getaway.
  • Sleepers

    01/02/2013 8:49:32 AM PST · by Happy Rain · 14 replies
    Happy Rain | Happy Rain
    The scene in "Sleepers" where Tommy Marcano and John Reilly encounter Sean Nokes in a Hell's Kitchen Pub fourteen years after their last encounter...
  • OBAMA: FISCAL CLIFF DEAL IS 'JUST ONE STEP,' VOWS NOT TO DEBATE DEBT CEILING

    01/02/2013 8:39:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/02/2013 | Grace Wyler
    Appearing shortly after the House voted to pass a fiscal cliff deal Tuesday night, President Barack Obama called the bill a "first step" toward deficit reduction, but warned that he will not go through the same battle with Republicans over the debt ceiling. "Thanks to the votes of Democrats and Republicans in Congress I will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of Americans," Obama said. "Tonight’s agreement further reduces the deficit by raising $620 billion in revenue from the wealthiest households." But, he added, "the fact is, the deficit is still too high." "I believe there's...
  • Obama’s Tax Evaders of the Year. They support soaking the rich but find ways to stay dry themselves.

    01/02/2013 7:05:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama will kick off the new year the same way that he kicked off the old year: by demanding that the wealthy pay their “fair share” in taxes. But while millions of small-business owners, struggling entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors brace for a double whammy of fiscal-cliff tax hikes and new Obamacare taxes, the class-warrior-in-chief’s richest pals are getting a pass.It’s a golden pass for liberal millionaires and billionaires who support higher Obama taxes for everyone but themselves. Meet the Democratic tax evaders of the year.Google. The left-wing Internet giant provided Silicon Valley’s biggest campaign-finance boost to Obama, with...
  • Obama Poses, Struts, WINS, Then Goes Back to Hawaii to VACATION AGAIN!!!

    01/02/2013 6:49:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-2-2013 | MOTUS
    My, we’re certainly feeling our tiger blood today aren’t we?      (snip)Butt like they say, there’s nothing like the smell of WINNING in the morning(snip)       How can you not WIN when you’re made of tiger blood and Adonis DNA?That’s a potent formula guaranteed to bring your weak enemies to their knees(snip)     (snip)     From each according to his means, to each according to his ego’s need Congratulations Barack! Now that you’ve WON-WON, what are you going to do? “I’m going to Hawaii!!! To finish my vacay, play a little golf, have a little...
  • Israeli docs in Africa treat Obama’s granny

    01/02/2013 4:25:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 30, 2012, 10:18 pm | Adiv Sterman
    American President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother underwent emergency eye surgery in an Israeli-run hospital in Equatorial Guinea last week. Sarah Onyango Obama, the president’s father’s third wife, lives in the remote Kenyan village of Nyang’oma Kogelo and suffered from an unspecified optical ailment. … The procedure was successful and Obama is making a full recovery, Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Sunday. …
  • Obama departs on post-'cliff' vacation [stop by Sacramento, CA to testify?]

    01/02/2013 4:16:44 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 02, 2013 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama is headed to Hawaii. Again. The White House announced late Tuesday that Obama — who was forced to cut his Christmas vacation short last week to return to Washington — would be traveling back to Hawaii, where he would be reunited with the first family.
  • 50 Bold Economic Predictions For 2013

    01/02/2013 3:05:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | January 1, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    Are you ready for a wild 2013? It should be a very interesting year. When the calendar flips over each January, lots of people make lots of lists. They make lists of “resolutions”, but most people never follow through on them. They make lists of “predictions”, but most of those predictions always seem to end up failing. Well, I have decided to put out my own list of predictions for 2013. I openly admit that I won’t get all of these predictions right, and that is okay. Hopefully I will at least be more accurate than most of the other...
  • Obama: No More Debt Ceiling (Assumes Dictatorial Powers)

    01/02/2013 2:36:56 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 24 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/1/2013 | Neil McCabe
    Speaking Jan. 1 at the White House at 11:20 p.m., less than an hour after the House voted 257 to 167 to approve new tax hikes, President Barack Obama announced that he will assert the authority to raise the debt ceiling for spending approved by Congress. “One last point I want to make,” said the president flanked by Vice-President Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose Capitol Hill summitry closed the deal on a “fiscal cliff” compromise. “I will negotiate over many things, I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills, they...
  • Cohen: Republicans adrift (Grab a pail)

    01/02/2013 2:10:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily News ^ | January 2, 2012 | Richard Cohen
    On Nov. 11, a mere five days after the presidential election, the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam pushed off from Fort Lauderdale for a Caribbean jaunt. Aboard were nearly 600 emotionally tattered Republicans, most of whom had been expecting a Republican victory of Rovian proportions — surely they had all read Karl’s prediction in The Wall Street Journal — and now were about to cruise 750 miles to nowhere, just like the party they so adored. The Nieuw Amsterdam was 86,000 tons of painful metaphor. The cruise was sponsored by National Review, the magazine founded by William F. Buckley and for...
  • On the Left, Seeing Obama Giving Away Too Much, Again

    01/01/2013 9:46:06 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 1, 2013 | PETER BAKER
    For President Obama, the fiscal deal passed by Congress on Tuesday finally ends four years of debate with Republicans about raising tax rates on the wealthy. But it seemed to reopen a debate within his party about the nature of his leadership and his skills as a negotiator. While Mr. Obama got most of what he sought in the agreement, he found himself under withering criticism from some in his liberal base who accused him of caving in to Republicans by not taxing the rich more. Just as Speaker John A. Boehner has been under pressure from his right, Mr....
  • President Obama returning to Hawaii Wednesday morning

    01/01/2013 9:37:25 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 28 replies
    The Star Advertiser ^ | Jan 01, 2013 | Star-Advertiser staff
    President Barak Obama left Washington D.C. tonight and is flying to Hawaii to rejoin his family on vacation.
  • Grover Norquist: Vote for deal is vote to cut taxes

    01/01/2013 9:23:46 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 1, 2013 | Felicia Sonmez
    Grover Norquist, the Americans for Tax Reform president and anti-tax activist who has become a key figure in the ongoing negotiations on the fiscal cliff, took to Twitter as the House was voting Tuesday night to give his blessing to the deal: "The Bush tax cuts lapsed at midnight last night. Every R voting for Senate bill is cutting taxes and keeping his/her pledge." "Congress about to make permanent most of the temporary tax cuts that Democrats voted against in 2001 and 2003. Permanent beats temporary."
  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal repeals part of 'Obamacare'

    01/01/2013 9:21:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Tucked inside the "fiscal cliff" deal is a provision repealing the CLASS Act, a giant unfunded mandate that was part of President Obama's health care law. The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program was a priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and was designed to create a program for long-term care for the functionally disabled. Mr. Obama halted the program, saying he couldn't find a way to make it cost-effective. But he had objected when Republicans tried to repeal it outright, saying he wanted to keep it on the books and try to amend it...
  • Why I do not like the Obamas

    01/01/2013 6:44:50 PM PST · by Just another Joe · 25 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | Michael Massie
    Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles. The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn't like the Obama's? Specifically I was asked: "I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama's? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture." The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I've made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me...
  • Federal workers brace for furloughs

    01/01/2013 6:39:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Money ^ | December 31, 2012 | Jennifer Liberto
    Federal workers are bracing for furloughs that could start to take place in the next few months if Congress doesn't replace massive budget cuts scheduled to begin Wednesday. Even as a fiscal cliff deal was beginning to emerge Monday afternoon, lawmakers and the president still lacked agreement to stop measures carving some $110 billion in spending power from federal budgets each year over the next decade through automatic cuts. President Obama dubbed the sequester cuts akin to "using an ax instead of a scalpel" on the budget in a Monday speech, while announcing a deal was close. "Some of these...
  • Hollywood Tax Credits, Rum Subsidies, Indian Coal & Scooters: The Senate Fiscal Cliff Bill’s Ripoffs

    01/01/2013 6:26:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 1, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    While the American people are being hit with new ObamaCare taxes, and the ObamaDeficit is climbing through the roof and will pass 20 trillion dollars before long, there’s always plenty of sweetheart deals and pork to be found. 1. Hollywood. Celebrities flocked to Obama and the industry poured millions into his campaign. Payday comes in the form of an extension of the Special Expensing Rules which allow Hollywood productions to deduct 15 to 20 million dollars. That’s pretty generous considering that companies that manufacture medical devices are being hit with a tax. But who really needs pacemakers anyway when you’ve...
  • House Republicans gauging support for budget amendments

    01/01/2013 4:06:45 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-1-13 | Erik Wasson, Russell Berman and Molly K. Hooper
    House Republican leaders will assess support within their conference for two options on the Senate's "fiscal cliff" compromise before deciding whether to try to amend the legislation and send it back to the upper chamber, lawmakers and aides said. The two choices: amend the bill with spending cuts - likely killing it for the 112th Congress - or voting to adopt the Senate measure and sending it to President Obama for his signature. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told his conference he was flatly opposed to the Senate bill without more spending cuts, members said as they emerged from...
  • The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual

    01/01/2013 3:46:29 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    We are being played; it's time we learned the game. Conservatives have their Constitution. Progressives have their Narrative. The current battle for America is between these two concepts, and each side uses different rules to fight it. One set of rules is consistent with an unchanging objective: limited government and individual freedoms. The other side's rules are as fickle as their goals, which are never fully disclosed beyond the equivocal references to fairness and hyphenated forms of justice. They will have to remain vague and deny their true allegiances until a time when American voters will no longer squirm at...
  • Fiscal cliff in New Year's limbo: House Republicans are demanding more federal spending cuts

    01/01/2013 2:50:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Newser / The Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2013 | David Espo and Alan Fram
    Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting doubt on the divided government's ability to prevent widespread tax increases and painful, across-the-board federal spending cuts. "I do not support the bill. We are looking, though, for the best path forward," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., declared after a closed-door meeting of his party's rank and file. While Speaker John Boehner took no public position, an attempt to add spending cuts was all but certain before the leadership called for a final House vote on the measure that cleared...
  • URGENT!!: A FEINSTEIN NEW YEAR FOR YOU

    01/01/2013 2:48:01 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    One of the first items on the agenda for Congress in January 2013, if not the first, will be the new and even more Draconian “assault weapons and magazine ban” long since drafted by Dianne Feinstein, Democrat Senator from California. Here, in 1995, Dianne Feinstein explains why she would ban all private ownership of firearms if she could: ---- Moreover, THE TRANSFER TAX (“REGISTRATION TAX”) PER ITEM IS $200 APIECE FOR NFA ITEMS! Only, this would be a transfer “from you to yourself,” an extortionistic demand that you pay to keep something you have already legally purchased and responsibly owned....
  • WHY GOOD PEOPLE NEED SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARMS AND “HIGH CAPACITY” MAGAZINES (M. Ayoob)

    01/01/2013 2:44:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had a conversation with someone in the last few days who asked, “Why do ordinary law-abiding people need those semiautomatic firearms with magazines that can hold more than ten cartridges?” There are lots of sound answers. For one thing, defensive firearms are meant to be “equalizers,” force multipliers that can allow one good person to defend against multiple evil people. To allow one good person to defend against a single evil person so much stronger and/or bigger and/or more violent than he or she, that the attacker’s potentially lethal assault can be stopped. History...