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  • Obama turns down offers of marijuana during visit to Denver

    07/09/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Frances Burns
    DENVER, July 9 (UPI) --President Obama turned down a hit of marijuana during a visit to a Denver bar with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. The man who offered the president some weed posted video on Instagram to document his story. The presidential motorcade also passed two people holding up signs offering Obama free marijuana but did not stop. During his evening out, Obama also ate at a pizzeria with several people who had written him letters.
  • 70% Of U.S. Spending On Writing Checks To Individuals

    03/10/2014 5:30:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 10, 2014 | John Merline
    Buried deep in a section of President Obama's budget, released this week, is an eye-opening fact: This year, 70% of all the money the federal government spends will be in the form of direct payments to individuals, an all-time high. In effect, the government has become primarily a massive money-transfer machine, taking $2.6 trillion from some and handing it back out to others. These government transfers now account for 15% of GDP, another all-time high. In 1991, direct payments accounted for less than half the budget and 10% of GDP. What's more, the cost of these direct payments is...
  • Obama Seeks $100 Billion in New Taxes on Multinationals

    03/04/2014 12:05:54 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    President Barack Obama proposed raising about $100 billion in revenue over the next decade through new taxes and restrictions on U.S. multinational companies. The changes, included in his budget plan for fiscal 2015, would affect digital goods, deductions for "excessive" interest and so-called hybrid arrangements that can lead to income that isn't taxed in any country, according to the budget. Obama also wants to make it tougher for U.S.-based companies to move to other countries.
  • Rubio joins GOP colleagues for Obama dinner at White House

    04/10/2013 4:17:58 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joined President Obama for his second closed-door dinner with Senate Republicans on Wednesday. Rubio had been invited but had not committed for most of the day of the dinner. The Florida Republican's office said immigration meetings might get in the way of him going to the dinner, but later said he would attend. Besides Rubio, Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John Boozman (Ark.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Deb Fisher (Neb.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Johnny Isackson (Ga.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), John Thune (S.D.) Roger Wicker (Miss.) dined with Obama. Obama's first meeting with...
  • Democrats fear Obama group will siphon money from them

    04/02/2013 6:30:02 AM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | April 1, 2013 | Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision to launch his own political organization has some Democrats wondering: Is he just in it for himself? Obama’s new group, Organizing for Action, will focus on his policy agenda – not on electing Democratic candidates – by raising unlimited amounts of cash and accessing the president’s secret list of 20 million supporters, volunteers and donors. The operation won’t share money, resources or the priceless Obama email list with the Democratic National Committee or campaign committees that help elect members of Congress, governors and legislators. And it has no plans to coordinate efforts, leading some...
  • 1,100 Illinois inmates got unemployment while in jail last year

    10/11/2012 9:49:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 11, 2012
    State officials say they have found more than 1,100 inmates who they believe improperly collected unemployment benefits totaling more than $2 million while jailed in Illinois sometime in about the last year. One Cook County inmate collected almost $43,000, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, though most were paid far less. Nearly all of the fraud occurred in mid-2012 from county jails across the state.
  • Sesame Street Received $1 Mil Stimulus Bill Grant – Created "1.47" Jobs

    10/08/2012 12:31:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, October 8, 2012 | Sean Higgins
    This grant was brought to you by the letters “A” and “R” — as in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, aka the “stimulus bill.” Sesame Workshop, the independent nonprofit corporation that produces the popular childrens’ program Sesame Street, received a $1,067,532 stimulus bill grant in August 2010, via the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding was to promote healthy eating according to the federal Recovery.gov website: SW [i.e., Sesame Workshop] will carry out an expansion of its highly successful Healthy Habits for Life initiative, which promotes improved nutrition and increased physical activity, targeting low-income preschool-aged children and their...
  • Screaming Obama supporter: Vote for Obama because he gives out free phones

    09/27/2012 1:45:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 27, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Wednesday, an enthusiastic Obama supporter protesting Mitt Romney near Cleveland, Ohio, explained why she is voting for the president. “Everybody in Cleveland, low minorities, got Obama phone. Keep Obama in president, you know. He gave us a phone, he gonna do more (sic),” the unidentified Obama supporter said in a video posted to YouTube. When asked how the President gave her a phone, she explained that all she had to do was sign up for it. "You sign up! If you on food stamps, you on social security, you got low income, you disability...,” she explained. The video cut...
  • Caption Obama's stash

    09/23/2012 11:37:07 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 54 replies
    "Wherever Barack Obama goes, he is accompanied by a huge entourage of aides, Secret Service and campaign staff. But when the President goes shopping, he still has to handle his own cash, as he showed on Saturday when he bought sausages from a Wisconsin store following a campaign stop in key swing state. Mr Obama pulled out a wad of bills that looked almost large enough to make a dent in the national debt as he browsed for pork treats alongside Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett"
  • Stressed? Are You Disabled?

    08/19/2012 10:37:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Government worker: “Do you have a disability?” Man: “No.” Man’s wife: “What does he get if he’s disabled?” Government worker: “His monthly payments will [double].” Man’s wife: “Well, then he’s disabled.” Government worker (to man): “What’s your disability?” Man: “I’m stressed.” An attorney friend of mine recently overheard the above conversation in a Florida government building. The man, who had just turned 65, was signing up for retirement benefits while his wife stood over his shoulder. I relay the story to illustrate how our government is expanding the definition of the term “disability.” Howard Rich explains in his recent Wall...
  • Worldcom convict gets $7.5 (Million) loan guarantee from Obama’s stimulus [Tax Dollars for Crooks]

    06/21/2012 5:03:59 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/21/12 | Joel Gehrke
    David Myers, a former Worldcom executive who served 11 months in prison after being convicted of fraud, received a $7.5 million loan that was guaranteed by the federal government with money from the 2009 stimulus. Worldcom filed the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. history 2002, after three years of “falsely professing financial growth and profitability to increase the price of WorldCom’s stock.” As Worldcom controller, Myers was one of the three executives most intimately involved in perpetrating the fraud, which exaggerated that company’s value by $11 billion.
  • Obama Green-Tech Program That Backed Solyndra Struggles To Create Jobs

    06/08/2012 1:25:23 PM PDT · by Windflier · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2011 | Carol D. Leonnig and Steven Mufson
    Obama green-tech program that backed Solyndra struggles to create jobs A $38.6 billion loan guarantee program that the Obama administration promised would create or save 65,000 jobs has created just a few thousand jobs two years after it began, government records show. The program — designed to jump-start the nation’s clean technology industry by giving energy companies access to low-cost, government-backed loans — has directly created 3,545 new, permanent jobs after giving out almost half the allocated amount, according to Energy Department tallies. President Obama has made “green jobs” a showcase of his recovery plan, vowing to foster new jobs,...
  • ‘Obama Money’ Rumor Has People Lining Up In NYC...Again

    04/17/2012 9:02:33 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    theblaze ^ | 4-2012
    (VIDEOS AS THE LINK) ‘Obama Money’ Rumor Has People Lining Up In NYC...Again Remember in the fall of 2009 when thousands turned out in Michigan try and get free “Obama money?” Well, it’s happened again — but this time it could be a scam. Responding to a local rumor, people are standing in line for hours, turning over valuable personal information and expecting to receive a government handout in New York City. If this sounds familiar, it is. Back in the fall of 2009, thousands of people stood in line in Michigan expecting to be given some Obama money. It...
  • Mega Millions winner says ticket still hidden inside Baltimore McDonald’s

    04/04/2012 10:21:38 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05 Apr 12 | Eric Pfeiffer
    One of the three Mega Millions jackpot winners says her winning ticket remains stashed away inside the Baltimore McDonald's where she works. But some of Marlinde Wilson's co-workers think she is telling a Big Lie. "I left my ticket there, and it's somewhere safe that only I know about," Wilson told the New York Post. "I'm waiting for things to calm down so I can go back to McDonald's and get it. The people [at McDonald's] are too excited. I want their heads to cool down before I go back." Wilson claims to have purchased one of the three winning...
  • Michael Savage Stupidest Caller Ever Welfare Money From Obama Stash, Illegal Aliens; Open Borders!

    12/03/2011 11:50:58 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-10-11 | Michael Savage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGDpYTots_M
  • Parisites are Devouring the Host Culture

    11/25/2011 12:48:15 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 38 replies
    FlickR From Yahoo ^ | October/November 2011 | Unknown
    Why work in America?
  • Solyndra investigation expands with raid of executives' homes and files

    09/09/2011 10:34:26 AM PDT · by sunmars · 91 replies
    iwatch ^ | iwatch
    CEO and founder of politically connected company questioned on day of raid. Now some Democrats wonder if they'd been misled Federal agents have expanded their examination of the now-bankrupt California solar power company Solyndra, searching the homes of the company's chief executive, a founder, and a former executive, examining computer files and documents, the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News and ABC News have learned. Agents visited the homes of CEO Brian Harrison and company founder Chris Gronet. Agents also visited the home of a third executive involved in the company from the start, according to a source who agreed...
  • Obama's American Jobs Act speech

    09/09/2011 2:04:46 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 10 replies
    8 September 2011 | Barack Obama
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and fellow Americans: Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that has made things worse. This past week, reporters have been asking “What will this speech mean for the President? What will it mean for Congress? How will it affect their polls, and the next election?” But the millions of Americans who are watching right now: they don’t care about politics. They have real life concerns. Many have spent months...
  • Obama Officials Sat In On Solyndra Meetings

    09/09/2011 7:49:12 AM PDT · by sunmars · 63 replies
    ABC ^ | ABC
    Officials from the Department of Energy have for months been sitting in on board meetings as "observers" at Solyndra, getting an up-close view as the solar energy company careened towards bankruptcy after spending more than $500 million in federal loan money. Word of the Energy Department's unusual arrangement came as federal agents on Thursday converged on the California headquarters of the failed solar company, focusing fresh attention on the first corporate beneficiary of President Obama's stimulus program to create new clean energy jobs. The company, which closed its doors last week and laid off 1,100 workers, has been a subject...
  • Obama's Massive 86% Tax Increase on Medical Device Companies

    One of the many taxes in Obamacare is a 2.3% excise tax on medical device manufacturers. While 2.3% doesn't sound like much, you have to remember that this 2.3% is taken from the revenue line, not the bottom line, magnifying it's impact as net margins for the medical device industry are in the teens. According to the Advanced Medical Technology Association, the industry had $13.7 billion in net income in 2006, paying $3.1 billion in taxes for an effective tax rate of 22.6%. When this new tax goes into effect, they estimate they will have to pay an additonal $2.67...
  • Video: Newt wins the debate … against the moderators

    09/08/2011 9:52:30 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 07, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier, I wrote that the Republican frontrunners won’t soon push Newt Gingrich out of the primary debates after his second attack in as many events on the moderators, and here’s why. Greg Hengler brings us the clip from last night’s debate where Gingrich rips into NBC’s Brian Williams and Politico’s John Harris for their attempts to create rhetorical mountains out of insubstantial molehills of differences in the policy positions between the GOP candidates, declaring himself uninterested in “puffing up” attempts to make Republicans fight each other in order to take the focus off of Barack Obama:
  • White House, Senate Democrats clash over campaign cash

    08/18/2011 12:49:47 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/18/2011 | Manu Raju and John Bresnahan
    Senate Democrats are increasingly concerned that President Barack Obama’s campaign money machine is sucking up so much cash that it will cut into the party’s aggressive campaign to hold on to the Senate next year, several Democratic sources say. Democratic senators have already pressed Obama campaign officials — including campaign manager Jim Messina — not to lock up the richest Democratic donors, but the presidential campaign declined to make such a promise.
  • Is Race Behind Teen Mob Attacks?

    08/14/2011 11:10:02 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 42 replies
    Is Race Behind Teen Mob Attacks? Fox 29 is taking a look at a very touchy and controversial issue: race and the recent teen mob attacks in Philadelphia. It's being talked about because of incidents the video shown only on fox 29, of a group of kids that attacked a man walking in Philadelphia’s old city neighborhood just blocks from the liberty bell. It's one of several attacks in Philadelphia in recent weeks. Three teenagers one in this video -- who we are not identifying -- turned themselves into police. Cops say they were walking home from Mastery Charter School...
  • English Historian Blames Black Culture for Riots

    08/13/2011 1:43:24 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 13, 2011 | ROBERT MACKEY
    During a televised discussion of the past week’s riots in England on Friday night, a prominent English historian sparked outrage by insisting that black, Afro-Caribbean culture was to blame for the mayhem and looting, even when the rioters were white. David Starkey, who has presented several documentaries on the Tudor period, said during a BBC debate: “the problem is that the whites have become black — a particular sort of violent, destructive, nihilistic gangster culture has become the fashion — and black and white, boy and girl, operate in this language together; this language, which is wholly false, which is...
  • Obama prepares for career as landlord (Uncle Sam in the Property Rental Business)

    08/11/2011 11:11:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s an idea so beautiful in its simplicity and so perfectly targeted to cure one of our biggest national headaches that many readers will be slapping their foreheads in one of those, “I could have had a V-8″ moments. The housing market is still in the tank and the government has been forced to foreclose on countless properties which now sit vacant, generating no tax revenue. The nation’s coffers are running dry and we have to tackle our debt problem. But nobody wants to raise taxes. What to do?Why, you kill two birds with one stone, of course! We’ll let...
  • Hundreds line up for Dallas County Rental Vouchers (Welfare Mobs Gone Wild)

    07/14/2011 2:22:24 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 57 replies
    WFAA ^ | July 14, 2011 | Cynthia Vega
    DALLAS — At least eight people were hurt Thursday morning while scrambling to line up for a limited number of Dallas County rental vouchers — after waiting for hours in their cars. People lined up Thursday morning to apply for Dallas County Section 8 housing vouchers. Dallas County sheriff's spokesman Kim Leach estimated the crowd at about 5,000. The office at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex wasn't supposed to open until 8 a.m., but some applicants started lining up at 10 o'clock Wednesday night. Police kept people off school district property until the gates opened at 6 a.m. That resulted...
  • 30,000 line up for housing vouchers, some get rowdy

    08/11/2010 12:45:43 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 70 replies
    AJC ^ | 8/11/2010 | AJC
    Tens of thousands of people lined up at an East Point shopping center hoping to get federal housing assistance became unruly Wednesday morning with reports of fights breaking out in the crowd. An East Point police spokesman said the crowd numbered 30,000, some of whom waited for two days at the Tri-Cities Plaza shopping center. They were seeking applications for East Point Housing Authority vouchers to discount their rent. As the temperature rose Wednesday, people fell ill. Sgt. Cliff Chandler, spokesman for the East Point Police Department, said there were no reported injuries from the jostling, but 62 people had...
  • Crowd waiting for housing vouchers gets rowdy

    08/11/2010 9:46:46 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 78 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 11, 2010 | Mike Morris
    A crowd of people hoping to get federal housing assistance became unruly Wednesday morning with reports of fights breaking out in the crowd. Thousands of people were lined up at the Tri-Cities shopping center, hoping to apply for a voucher from the East Point Housing Authority that will give them a discount on their rent. People began lining up at the shopping center two days ago, and by Wednesday morning the crowd had grown to over 1,000 people. East Point police, some wearing riot helmets, were patrolling the area. Firefighters and EMTs were attending to people who were overheating in...
  • Crowd waiting for housing vouchers gets rowdy

    08/11/2010 9:45:16 AM PDT · by Jodi · 37 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 11, 2010 | Mike Morris
    A crowd of people hoping to get federal housing assistance became unruly Wednesday morning with reports of fights breaking out in the crowd.
  • Long lines for section eight housing in atlanta

    08/11/2010 9:50:26 AM PDT · by abortionisalwaysmurder · 115 replies
    Fox, the only honest news ^ | 8-11-2010 | MYFOXATLANTA STAFF/myfoxatlanta
    EAST POINT, Ga. - Video showed chaos unfolding in the city of East Point on Wednesday morning as hundreds of people waited for their chance to get federal housing assistance. Aerials from above the East Point Housing Authority showed a large group of people congregating around police cars and causing a scene as several people handed out applications. Mobs of people surrounded police cars, and FOX 5 has learned workers were handing out applications to the crowd, but they would only do so with police presence. Those in the crowd would receive an application, then fill it out and wait...
  • Boehner: Obama's plan to pay for jobs bill 'repulsive'

    12/08/2009 9:22:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 921+ views
    Boehner: Obama's plan to pay for jobs bill 'repulsive' By Molly K. Hooper - 12/08/09 11:21 AM ET House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the administration's idea to spend money returned from bailed out banks "repulsive." The top-ranking GOP lawmaker told reporters that money repaid from failing banks bailed out by the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was never intended to fund new programs. Democrats want to use that money to pay for a jobs creation bill. “This makes me so angry! I was there – I know all about TARP. First it was never intended that all this...
  • AmTrust Bank fails, bought by New York bank (AmTrust was formerly Ohio savings)

    12/05/2009 6:40:35 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 13 replies · 1,056+ views
    cleveland.com ^ | Dec. 4, 2009 | various
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- AmTrust Bank, which opened with one office on Valentine's Day 120 years ago and grew to one of the nation's 100 largest banks, was seized by federal regulators Friday and bought by New York Community Bank of Westbury, N.Y. AmTrust is the first Northeast Ohio bank to fail since TransOhio Federal Savings Bank of Cleveland was seized 17 years ago. AmTrust, the latest calamity in the nation's 2-year-old banking crisis, became the 128th bank to fail this year, and the second in Ohio. Six banks in all failed Friday, bringing the year's total to 130. With assets...