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  • New FCC Cable TV App Mandate: 'Fixing' a Problem Caused by the Fixer

    09/12/2016 8:49:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 11, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    In Medieval times, Kings and Queens interested in maintaining control over small, outlying geographical areas arranged a complex system of fiefdoms, vesting feudal lords with their imprimatur to tell the local serfs and vassals what to do, and granting them the “power” to extract taxes – a portion of which would be given to the royals. Despite Constitutional strictures created to insure the contrary, the United States federal government has followed pretty much the same template, albeit on a bureaucratic, rather than monarchical, level. Case in point, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is showing once more that it is...
  • How Obamacare Just Made Filing Your Taxes Worse

    04/05/2016 5:25:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 5, 2016 | Nathan Nascimento
    Nathan Nascimento is a senior policy advisor at Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce. Millions of Americans may be penalized for not purchasing health insurance Its that wonderful time of year again: tax season. Some 150 million American businesses and individuals are expected to file taxes by this month, covering thousands of arcane provisions that determine how much you and your family will pay Uncle Sam and state governments this year. But this filing season is the second in which Americans may have yet anotherand biggertax bill to worry about: the one forced on us by the Affordable Care Act. It...

    01/28/2014 9:50:08 AM PST · by Dqban22 · 4 replies
    Frontpage magazine ^ | 1/28/2014 | Lloyd Billingsley
    OBAMAS ROAD TO SERFDOM By Lloyd Billingsley January 28, 2014 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage Barack Obama has his pen and his phone and as this report notes, the President of the United States is poised to bypass Congress and use his control of federal agencies to impose his progressive agenda on the economy and society throughout 2014. This is more evidence that Barack Obama has not read Friedrich Hayeks The Road to Serfdom, the 1944 book endorsed by John Maynard Keynes in deeply moved agreement both philosophical and moral. Hayeks book nevertheless remains enlightening about president Obama and his administration...
  • Imperial Rule

    04/21/2013 4:31:03 PM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 12 replies
    Self | 4/21/2013 | Self
    On Friday, April 19, 2013, Metropolitan Boston was under pseudo martial law as law enforcement hunted the Boston Marathon bomber fugitive. Residents were notified to stay indoors until further notification. The map linked below shows the extent of the lockdown. Link text The target of the search area lay within the eastern portion of Watertown highlighted in red on the linked map. Throughout the day the active hunt was confined to an area in eastern Watertown of an area about a half mile diameter. Law enforcement had good reason to believe the fugitive was within the search area. In the...
  • Social Justice And Pope Francis: Choosing Freedom Over Serfdom

    03/21/2013 11:37:59 AM PDT · by bronxville · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/20/2013 | Alejandro Chafuen
    Having spent most of his life in Buenos Aires, Pope Francis has given proof that he can rise above his environment. As his compatriot Bishop Alberto Bochatey remarked, he is a man of few words. I lived half of my life in Buenos Aires. Few things are more difficult there than finding leaders with his humble demeanor and his preference for teaching by example. Most in his native Argentina have been captured by a political and economic environment ruled by a government dominated social justice mentality. Hopefully, Pope Francis will also rise above his culture and help recover a different...
  • (San Diego, CA) Gun Owners Give Up Weapons for Groceries

    12/21/2012 3:03:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | December 21, 2012 | Fox 5 News Staff
    Gun owners give up weapons for groceries SAN DIEGO Gun owners had a chance to exchange weapons for Friday morning. The San Diego County Sheriffs Department and the United African American Ministerial Action Council held another installment of their Guns for Gift Cards program from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tubman/Chavez Multicultural Center in Valencia Park. The program allows people to turn in working-condition guns, no questions asked, in exchange for monetary vouchers redeemable at area grocery stores. Shotguns and rifles bring $50 credit each, while pistols and assault-type weapons fetch $100 apiece. Participants must place the weapons,...
  • The road to Egypt: job creators in the Ancient World

    12/19/2012 7:30:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/19/2012 | DANIEL KAGANOVICH and JEREMY ENGLAND
    In a recent commentary on the Torah portion Parshat Miketz posted in The Times of Israel, Shawn Ruby presents the biblical story of Joseph in Egypt as evidence that having a government-managed economy works. Specifically, he casts Joseph as the first Keynesian economist, that is, the first person to realize that a powerful executive with the authority to make economic decisions on behalf of the people can plan consumption patterns more wisely than a group of disorganized individuals, and thereby become the salvation of everyone.Mr. Ruby writes:Whether the famine was supply-side or demand-side in origin, Josephs example teaches us...
  • How GOP can win food-stamp Americans

    12/05/2012 10:02:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | December 04, 2012 | William Murray
    Exclusive: William Murray blasts establishment for still ignoring so-called social issues A politician who robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the vote of Paul. This statement was obviously proven in the election of Barack Obama who spent four years expanding the ranks of dependency using every avenue of government possible, from food stamps to mortgage reductions. At the founding of our nation, Benjamin Franklin said, When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic. California has lead the way to hell in numerous ways for decades, and in...
  • We are on the road to serfdom

    10/12/2012 4:21:58 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 6 replies ^ | 10/09/12 | DETLEV SCHLICHTER
    We are now five years into the Great Fiat Money Endgame and our freedom is increasingly under attack from the state, libertys eternal enemy. It is true that by any realistic measure most states today are heading for bankruptcy. But it would be wrong to assume that austerity policies must now lead to a diminishing of government influence and a shrinking of state power. The opposite is true: The state asserts itself more forcefully in the economy, and the political class feels licensed by the crisis to abandon whatever restraint it may have adhered to in the past. Ever more...
  • I'm Worried

    04/14/2012 6:25:51 AM PDT · by Shane · 11 replies
    Cumberland Advisors ^ | 4/8/12 | David Kotok
    A note to readers. This 2000-word commentary is a longer-term view; think in terms of years, not months or days. The essay is not in conflict with the fully invested position currently held at Cumberland. The words reflect my personal thinking only. Some of my colleagues disagree. In my personal view, the future is uncertain (of course) and may be unattractive for the longer-term outlook. In my view, our American political system is failing us. In my view, we are joining the list of declining world powers. The framework to support that argument follows. "The external menace You'll end up...
  • White House Economic Adviser: 'We Need a Global Minimum Tax'

    02/14/2012 3:02:05 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2/13/12 | Daniel Halper
    Gene Sperling, director of the White House's national economic council, said today at an official meeting that "we need a global minimum tax": He supports corporate tax reform that would reduce expenditures and loopholes, lower rates for people investing and creating jobs in the U.S., due so further for manufacturing, and that we need to, as we have the Buffett Rule and the individual tax reform, we need a global minimum tax so that people have the assurance that nobody is escaping doing their fair share as part of a race to the bottom or having our tax code actually...
  • Dem leader wants jobs 'supercommittee' [Rep. John Larson (Conn.)]

    08/10/2011 3:37:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2011 | Mike Lillis
    With national unemployment hovering above 9 percent, a leading House Democrat is pushing to establish a "supercommittee" for creating jobs. Rep. John Larson (Conn.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus, wants to amend the recently passed debt-limit package to establish a joint select committee on job creation to operate alongside the already mandated Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. In a "Dear Colleague" letter sent to House members earlier in the week, Larson argued that the nation's jobs crisis is only exacerbating its long-term fiscal problems and therefore demands Congress's immediate attention.
  • Happiness is having a job, and the salary doesn't matter

    01/22/2011 8:06:14 AM PST · by bronxville · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 01-10-2011 | Tim Ross
    Having a job is more important to people than how much they are paid, according to the first official inquiry into what makes Britons happy... ...The Prime Minister launched the programme in November, in an attempt to create a broader measure of Britain's success than the performance of the economy. Mr Cameron said governments had a role in helping people "feel better" and that the national wellbeing index should help politicians and wider society "build a better life". Paul Allin, director of the wellbeing project at the ONS, said the initiative would combine objective data, such as crime, employment and...
  • Son 'fled through Ulster with corpse'

    11/05/2010 3:11:02 PM PDT · by devane617 · 16 replies
    BelfastTelegraph ^ | 11/05/2010
    The body of an elderly woman that was taken from a plane in Gatwick Airport and unofficially driven to Co Kerry by her son for burial is thought to be back in the UK. Gardai believe the woman's body may have been driven to the UK via Northern Ireland by her son after he was warned by a coroner that if he did not bury the body it would be confiscated and put in cold storage at his expense. The matter came to light when Kerry Coroner Terence Casey was contacted by the gardai after the landlord of a rented...
  • Are the American people obsolete?

    07/30/2010 9:48:37 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 38 replies · 4+ views
    Salon ^ | Michael Lind
    Have the American people outlived their usefulness to the rich minority in the United States? A number of trends suggest that the answer may be yes. In every industrial democracy since the end of World War II, there has been a social contract between the few and the many. In return for receiving a disproportionate amount of the gains from economic growth in a capitalist economy, the rich paid a disproportionate percentage of the taxes needed for public goods and a safety net for the majority. In North America and Europe, the economic elite agreed to this bargain because they...
  • A well-educated Black woman's take on Barack Obama.

    07/15/2010 4:33:55 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 23 replies
    SodaHead ^ | 03/03/10 | Anne Wortham
    Anne Wortham is a member of the American Sociological Association and the American Philosophical Association. She has been a John M. Olin Foundation Faculty Fellow, and honored as a Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the Nation al Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. In fall 1988 she was one of a select group of intellectuals who were featured in Bill Moyer's television series, "A World of Ideas." The transcript of her conversation with Moyers has been published in his book, A World of Ideas. Dr. Wortham is author of "The Other Side of Racism: A Philosophical Study of...
  • More Than 50-year-old Book Is Bestseller on Amazon (The Road to Serfdom)

    06/10/2010 6:56:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies · 1,481+ views
    The New American ^ | 06/10/2010 | Bob Adelmann
    When Glenn Beck urged his listeners, Please, pick it up. The Road to Serfdom. Make it part of your essential library, sales of Austrian Economist Frederick von Hayeks book at pushed it to Number 1 the next day. Prior to the election of President Obama, The book sold respectably at a clip of about 600 copies a month, according to Bruce Caldwell, editor at the University of Chicago Press. But then, in November 2008, sales more than quadrupled, and they havent slowed down since. When John Stossel, host of Fox Business, featured the book on his show on February...
  • Hayek is #1...

    06/09/2010 4:02:50 PM PDT · by Skepolitic · 46 replies · 62+ views
    reason ^ | 06/09/2010 | Brian Doherty
    Hayek is #1... on right now, with Road to Serfdom topping the Internet bookseller's charts right now, apparently because of Glenn Beck's program last night, where he called it a "Mike Tyson right hook to socialism."
  • NBC anchor bows to the U.S. President....RIDICULOUS!

    04/05/2010 11:07:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies · 3,558+ views
  • Czars to Serfs: Pay Up and Shut Up

    03/12/2010 5:35:37 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 25 replies · 393+ views
    Pro Libertate ^ | March 9, 2010 | William Norman Grigg
    A wealth of unnecessary and petty [regulations] here engenders a whole army of clerks, each of whom carries out his task with a degree of pedantry and inflexibility, and a self-important air solely designed to add significance to the least significant employment. He refrains from speaking, but you can see him thinking, more or less: "Make way for me; I am a cog in the mighty machine of state." -- Astolphe Louis Leonor, the Marquis de Custine, Empire of the Czar: A Journey Through Eternal Russia (1839) If Im the bad guy to the average citizen and their taxes...
  • Hurtling down 'The Road to Serfdom'

    02/10/2010 6:25:40 PM PST · by Britt0n · 6 replies · 357+ views ^ | February 10, 2010 | John Stossel
    Government is taking us a long way down the Road to Serfdom. That doesn't just mean that more of us must work for the government. It means that we are changing from independent, self-responsible people into a submissive flock. The welfare state kills the creative spirit. F.A. Hayek, an Austrian economist living in Britain, wrote "The Road to Serfdom" in 1944 as a warning that central economic planning would extinguish freedom. The book was a hit. Reader's Digest produced a condensed version that sold 5 million copies.
  • Report: Hundreds Forced Into Labor, Sex In Ohio

    02/10/2010 6:21:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 1,232+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 10, 2010 | MATT LEINGANG
    <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- About 1,000 American-born children are forced into the sex trade in Ohio every year and about 800 immigrants are sexually exploited and pushed into sweatshop-type jobs, a new report on human trafficking in the state said Wednesday.</p>
  • The Expressway to Serfdom

    01/28/2010 12:50:51 PM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 13 replies · 671+ views
    Conservative Underground ^ | 22 Dec 2009 | Tim Dunkin
    In 1944, Friedrich von Hayek wrote what was to become a seminal work in the history of modern Western liberty philosophy, The Road to Serfdom. In it, he argued that it is the inherent and inevitable nature of collectivism, as it takes to pieces the system of free-market enterprise that has brought so much good to so many people, to enslave individuals, destroy their personal freedoms, and subject them to tyranny. Socialism, by its very nature, would lead to the rise of a bureaucratic class that would receive greater "discretionary" powers, the authority to act outside of strictly constitutional or...
  • Serfdom vs. liberty in 2010

    12/27/2009 10:53:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 748+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | December 27, 2009 | Colin McNickle
    It was in 1774 that John Adams reminded how the "most sensible and jealous people are so little attentive to government that there are no instances of resistance until repeated, multiple oppressions have placed it beyond a doubt that their rulers had formed settled plans to deprive them of their liberties." And that's not merely to "oppress the individual or a few," he added, "but to break down the fences of a free constitution, and deprive the people at large of all share in the government, and all the checks by which it is limited." Mr. Adams, of course, would...
  • Will Sovereign Debt Defaults Bring the End of Socialism?

    12/22/2009 4:51:22 AM PST · by dennisw · 32 replies · 1,692+ views
    kitco ^ | Dec 21 2009 9:40AM | by James Turk
    Socialism has come to mean many different things to many people, but regardless how it is defined, in the months immediately ahead it will be put to a rigorous test. The test will be visible to everyone as countries around the globe run out of money and confront overwhelming debts that cannot be repaid as well as other wide-ranging financial promises that can no longer be met. In short, the ideological bankruptcy of socialism will be laid bare by government insolvency.It had to come sooner or later. The reasons are not hard to understand.The ideological bankruptcy is neatly captured...
  • Meet You and Your Doctors Master, the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

    12/22/2009 6:39:28 AM PST · by Leisler · 12 replies · 735+ views
    Congressional Budget Office ^ | December 20, 2009 | Congressional Budget Office
    (The) Independent Payment Advisory Board.. would be required.. to recommend (spending )changes to ..Medicare .. to limit the rate of growth in ..spending. Those recommendations would go into effect automatically...
  • How Liberalism and Libertarianism Destroyed Liberty

    11/10/2009 11:55:00 AM PST · by B-Chan · 357 replies · 5,197+ views
    The Bitpig Rant ^ | 2009.11.10 | Bitpig (B-Chan)
    The passage of sweeping national health care legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives has set the stage for the greatest intrusion of the State into the everyday lives of the American people in the nation's history. Across the Web, the groans and cries of the free-marketers, capitalists, and libertarians have begun to echo in response. Surprisingly, many of these voices condemn the Catholic Church for its "socialist" commitment to feeding the poor, caring for the sick, and doing the other things Jesus Christ commanded of us. "Without the support of you bleeding-heart Catholics," the refrain goes, "this socialist nightmare...
  • Katherine Kersten: The costs of giving in to government

    05/24/2009 3:56:12 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies · 705+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 23, 2009 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    On Memorial Day, we honor our nation's warriors and their courageous defense of freedom. Their sacrifice is the highest and best, but it comes with an important caveat. Our soldiers defend freedom outside our borders, but it is the rest of us who must constantly strive to build and maintain it within. While America's troops patrol the mountains of Afghanistan, we must guard against encroachments on freedom here at home. It is up to us to ensure that our way of life is worthy of protection by our men and women in uniform. Our mission may not seem dramatic --...
  • Frederick Douglass would have joined a Tea Party on 15 April

    05/03/2009 8:28:03 AM PDT · by El Gringo · 3 replies · 499+ views
    Bye-Bye Sweet Liberty ^ | JWThinkwright
    When I read the portion of Frederick Douglass autobiography where he recounted arriving at his masters house after a day of work in a ship yard caulking ships and having to empty his pockets, even being subsequently searched, for wages paid at the ship yard, I was enraged. No human being should be forced to turn his wages over to another. Anyone who fancies himself a supporter of liberty must read the autobiography of Frederick Douglass. (The complete title of this work is Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass [an American slave, written by himself]. After reading it,...
  • The Soros Doctrine in Obama Foreign Policy

    04/02/2009 3:41:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 980+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 02, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    President Obama is rapidly replacing the Bush Doctrine with the Soros Doctrine, implementing the foreign policy tenets of the principal financier of the American left. When Charlie Gibson peered pedantically down his nose at Sarah Palin last fall, asking "Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?," I could not help but wonder whether anyone in our esteemed mainstream media would have the intelligence or the temerity to ask candidate Barack Obama whether he agreed with the Soros doctrines. Too late now. Soros doctrines reign in the Obama White House and we're about to learn firsthand whether they represent the ideology...
  • To GIVE and To SERVE: The $6 Billion National Service Boondoggle

    03/25/2009 3:07:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,630+ views ^ | March 25, 25, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Maybe it's just me, but I find federal legislation titled "The GIVE Act" and "The SERVE Act" downright creepy. Even more troubling: the $6 billion price tag on these bipartisan bills to expand government-funded national service efforts. Volunteerism is a wonderful thing, which is why millions of Americans do it every day without a cent of taxpayer money. But the volunteerism packages on the Hill are less about promoting effective charity than about creating make-work, permanent bureaucracies and left-wing slush funds. The House passed the "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act" -- or the GIVE Act -- last week. The...
  • House Passes Hitler Youth Bill

    03/24/2009 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 87 replies · 3,935+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | gateway pundit
    <p>Obama promised during the campaign to create a Socialist National Civilian Security Force similar to what they have in other Marxist regimes. Yesterday, the US House took the first step in organizing Dear Leader's dream youth service corp.</p> <p>German youth praising Hitler.</p>
  • S.277,SERVE AMERICA Act, Cost over $6 Billion to empower America to SERVE

    03/23/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT · by joygrace · 25 replies · 2,201+ views, Congressional Budget Office ^ | March 23,2009 | Christina Hawley Anthony
    HOT off the press! The Congressional Budget Office just released the cost estimates for S. 277 Serve America Act.(Senates version of HR 1388, Give Act) CBO estimates S 277 would cost over $6.1 billion dollars over the 2010-2014 period. Programs funded under National Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA) received appropriations of $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2009, including $200 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009...otherwise known as the PORKULUS/SPENDULUS Bill that passed that NO ONE in Congress read. Just lovely. Taxpayers would fund international...
  • Obama volunteers: "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

    03/22/2009 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 832 replies · 36,819+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | March 22, 2009 | ANNA VELASCO
    "We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."
  • Proposed United States Public Service Academy - GAG ME!!!

    03/21/2009 4:55:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeGeorgiaPeach · 68 replies · 2,244+ views
    "The U.S. Public Service Academy will be an undergraduate institution devoted to developing civilian leaders for the public sector. Modeled on the military academies, the Academy will offer four years of tuition-free education in exchange for five years of civilian service following graduation. Its mission will be to educate, develop, and inspire civilian leaders who have the character, intellect, and experience necessary to serve the nation honorably and effectively, and who are committed to devoting their lives to public service. The initiative to build the Academy was launched by two Teach For America alumni in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,...
  • HR 1388/S 277 OBAMA says "It is time to STEP UP and SERVE" in a TV commerical announcing NEW Website

    03/19/2009 11:14:52 PM PDT · by joygrace · 124 replies · 5,439+ views ^ | March 20, 2009 | joygrace
    As HR1388,GIVE Act is on its way to the Senate as many of you know. It will be called S.277, the Kennedy/Hatch Serve America Act. It is on its way to the Senate. Tonight Obama did a TELEVISION commercial about STEPPING UP to serve. It sounded like HE WAS RECITING A 30-SECOND POEM and at the end of the commercial he advertised this website. Check it out. I was at my computer listening to Greta on FoxNews in the background as I worked on my computer so I didnt see it but I heard it. Did anyone see it?...
  • House Passes Volunteerism Bill Critics Call Pricey, Forced Service

    03/18/2009 5:44:07 PM PDT · by joygrace · 51 replies · 2,681+ views
    FoxNews ^ | March 18,2009, Wednesday | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a measure Wednesday that supporters are calling the most sweeping reform of nationally-backed volunteer programs since AmeriCorps. But some opponents are strongly criticizing the legislation, calling it expensive indoctrination and forced advocacy. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act -- sponsored by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y, and George Miller, D-Calif. -- was approved by a 321-105 vote and now goes to the Senate.
  • Beware Obamas Road To Serfdom

    03/17/2009 2:38:08 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 12 replies · 692+ views
    The FOX Forum ^ | March 17, 2009 | Tommy De Seno
    By Tommy De Seno Attorney/Editor, Justified Right.comPresident Obama is taking over production in the American economy.President Bush admitted to doing the same with the banking, real estate and insurance industry bailouts, proclaiming he “abandoned the free market to save the free market.” Besides being oxymoronic, he was admitting he moved from a system where people control production (capitalism) to a planned economy where government controls production (there are three main types of planned economies - fascism, socialism and communism).While refusing to similarly label his own actions, President Obama at least admits he is following what President Bush did first....
  • H.R. 1388 GIVE ACT, Hidden Billions, to be Voted tomorrow

    03/17/2009 5:16:28 PM PDT · by joygrace · 33 replies · 3,474+ views
    Congressional Budget Office ^ | March 17, 2009 | Peter Fontaine, Ass. Dir.Budget Analysis
    H.R. 1388 would amend and reauthorize programs established under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA). Assuming appropriation of the estimated amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $481 million in 2010 and about $6 billion over the 2010-2014 period.Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or receipts. H.R. 1388 contains no intergovernmental mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.H.R. 1388 contains no private-sector mandates as defined in UMRA. ESTIMATED COST TO...
  • ***Obama Wants YOU to Serve, HR 1388 The Give Act reform National Service Laws-VOTE on

    03/16/2009 8:19:53 PM PDT · by joygrace · 106 replies · 4,196+ views
    The Whipping Post Republican Whip ^ | March 16, 2009, 9:43pm | Rep. Eric Cantor
    Tonight, Republican Minority Whip Eric Cantor announced an update to the House Schedule for this week. H.R. 1388, The Give Act, is scheduled for Wednesday. Note: The title is Anticipated Floor Schedule. The Whipping Post states, On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. H.R. 1388 - Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. McCarthy (NY) / Education and Labor Committee)
  • Meet the compulsive service Orwellian "Give Act" - H.R.1388 to be voted on this week

    03/16/2009 1:51:18 AM PDT · by joygrace · 9 replies · 1,254+ views
    RBO ^ | March 15, 2009 | Procrustes
    The Barackistan credo is to seize upon every opportunity to exploit it and find yet another way to redistribute the wealth (taxpayer wealth, that is). Next up on the agenda this week is the GIVE Act, short for the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act. The ABC News headline GIVE Act Would Give Back. Volunteer Programs Would Provide Jobs to Unemployed, Assist Those in Need says it all. In his address to Congress last month, President Barack Obama called on lawmakers to expand federally funded national service opportunities. To encourage a renewed spirit of national service for this and...
  • Obama Requires YOU to SERVE, H.R.1388, "The Give Act" to reform the National Service Laws

    03/14/2009 2:03:28 PM PDT · by joygrace · 1,128 replies · 31,071+ views
    The Library of Congress THOMAS ^ | March 14, 2009 | joygrace
    HR 1388, will hit the House floor on Tuesday.It is called the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (The Give Act.) The House is scheduled to Rule this week. Sponsored by Democrat Representative Carolyn McCarthy (NY), Education and Labor Committee. The objective is to reauthorize and reform the national service laws. Democrat Rep. McCarthy is sponsoring the bill with 25 co-sponsors, ALL Democrats, including Charlie Rangel. Need I say more.
  • Does Voting Matter Anymore?

    03/12/2009 7:45:12 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 14 replies · 786+ views
    PajamasMedia ^ | March 12, 2009 | Jeff Pope
    Since President Obamas inauguration, Americans have been subjected to an unprecedented display of political arrogance. The monetary actions of the president and Democrats in both houses are completely untethered from the serious spending concerns of voters of all stripes. Some actions exhibit such a level of self-interest that they are in blatant disregard of the fact that such accountability even exists at all. To believe otherwise is to accept that the majority of Americans would opt, of their own free choice, to take millions from their precious and dwindling resources and spend it on Nancy Pelosis little mice. Not likely....
  • Obamas Plan for Budget Would Shift Burden to Rich

    02/25/2009 2:57:21 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies · 1,417+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 25, 2009 | By JACKIE CALMES
    WASHINGTON President Obama will propose further tax increases on the affluent to help pay for his promise to make health care more accessible and affordable, administration officials said on Wednesday. [snip] Mr. Obama will also propose in the budget outline he releases on Thursday to use revenues from the centerpiece of his environmental policy a plan under which companies will have to purchase permits to exceed pollution emission caps to pay for an extension of a two-year tax credit that benefits low and middle-income people. The combined effect of the two proposals, on top of Mr. Obamas...
  • The plot to destroy America

    02/23/2009 1:28:40 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 261 replies · 16,936+ views
    The WARROOM radio show ^ | 02/23/09 | Jim Quinn
    A rant from the WARROOM with Quinn and Rose Rant by Jim Quinn (Transcript by Neil E. Wright. Any errors are mine. I have added emphasis where I think it is appropriate.) "I want to talk more about the president's plan for the economy which will be unveiled tomorrow night. And as I've said a couple of times in this hour, I'm convinced now that its not stupidity. That its not just bold ideology. I'm convinced now that there is a global agenda to destroy the economy of the United States of America.And the reason? Very simple. You cannot establish...
  • The Illustrated Road to Serfdom (Short Cartoon Describing Planned Economies)

    02/20/2009 1:37:26 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 128 replies · 5,343+ views ^ | 1944 | Friedrich Hayek
  • "Peace" with Islam will be next (Trojan horse to global messaiah)

    02/14/2009 8:15:27 AM PST · by Frantzie · 17 replies · 1,267+ views
    Vanity | 2-14-09 | Frantzie
    Here is a what I expect we will see yet. O will sign "peace" deals with Iran and Palestinians as part of the open borders deal to let Hamas and other muslims flood into America. This is EXACTLY how the UK was and is being destroyed.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Lawmakers have reached deal on stimulus plan, Sen. Reid announces

    02/11/2009 11:57:00 AM PST · by Smogger · 282 replies · 13,826+ views
    MSNBC.COM ^ | 2/11/2009 | MSN
    BREAKING NEWS: Lawmakers have reached deal on stimulus plan, Sen. Reid announces.
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    02/11/2009 12:23:32 AM PST · by XR7 · 41 replies · 1,275+ views
    World ^ | 2/11/09 | Cal Thomas
    Will the economic stimulus plan lead to the end of prosperity, individual initiative, personal dreams, and a complete transformation of America, as we have known it? | Cal Thomas In Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield, Wilkins Micawber delivers an economics lesson to young David that has been lost on most congressional Democrats, the president, and many of us. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” The so-called “stimulus plan” cooked up mostly by House Democrats is, in reality, a plan to stimulate government...
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    02/10/2009 10:07:01 AM PST · by XR7 · 7 replies · 604+ views
    The so-called stimulus bill appears to be on the verge of passage following a compromise crafted by Republican Senators Specter and Collins and Democratic Senator Nelson. It demonstrates a stunning ignorance of how business works and how jobs are created. For example, in its over 1500 pages, there is not one single mention of increasing profits in American businesses, yet any business owner knows that sustained profits are the only way that businesses can expand and create new jobs. Without a clear focus on increasing profits, the long-term result of a huge increase in government spending can only be one...