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  • You didn’t build that: Obama says wealthy are ‘lucky,’...

    08/13/2012 10:45:13 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 97 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/12 | Joel Gerhke
    One month to the day after his infamous ‘you didn’t build that’ speech, President Obama’s description of wealthy people did not include “smart” or “hardworking,” as he instead ascribed their success to good luck. “If you’re lucky enough, and fortunate enough, and been blessed enough to be in the other two percent, the top two percent, you still get a tax cut for your first $250,000 of income,” Obama said during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “All we’re saying is after that, maybe you can do a little bit more to help pay down this deficit and invest...
  • Top 10 Reasons Not To Re-elect Obama (Part 1 of 3)

    08/14/2012 3:49:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    On Feb. 2, 2009, President Barack Obama explained his chance to fix the economy to host Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today": "I will be held accountable. I've got four years. ... If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition." Here are the top 10 reasons I believe President Obama shouldn't sit a single day beyond his one term in the Oval Office: 10) Obama's economic actions have failed to lower the unemployment rate in the U.S. to less than 8 percent for the past 42 months, which is a record. Nearly...
  • 7 Things to Expect If Obama Is Elected to a Second Term

    08/14/2012 4:11:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility." -- Barack Obama So far, the message of the Obama campaign essentially seems to be, "I'm unable to effectively govern because Republicans won't do everything I want. Re-elect me so I can deliver more of the same. Oh, also Paul Ryan wants to push old people off a cliff while Mitt Romney will give you cancer." That doesn't tell you much about what Obama would try to do in his second term, but given that he appears to be largely indifferent to the law and the wishes of...
  • Ousted EPA administrator vows to “stop the construction of any new coal plants in Texas”

    08/06/2012 11:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2012 | Rob Bluey
    Al Armendariz's big mouth cost him his job as a regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Now that he's working for the Sierra Club, Armendariz appears even more opinionated about the industry he once regulated.In his first comments since resigning from EPA in April, Armendariz unloaded on the coal industry, called President Obama the most environmental president ever, and attacked the state of Texas for fighting the EPA in court. He also addressed the controversy surrounding his comments comparing the EPA's philosophy to the brutal tactics used by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its adversaries.Armendariz's most pointed comments...
  • Does anyone get the impression that Obama, Emmanuel etc. want to overthrow the American way?

    08/06/2012 9:20:49 AM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-06 09:02:39 | Gil Guignat
     [caption id="attachment_57176" align="alignleft" width="259"] Emmanuel tells us what he thinks of Constitution picture source: freerepublic.com[/caption]Does anyone get the impression that the American left will use anything and anyone to further its cause? Today it's the gay flash mob tomorrow who knows what it will be. The end result will be total failure but at what price?Without a shot being fired, is it that they want to launch a coup against the United States? Maybe calling it a coup is too much for those who cannot deal with reality. Maybe we should call it a soft coup the dream of the progressive...
  • Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them.

    08/05/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT · by Syncro · 69 replies
    NationalReview ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them. By Stanley KurtzEditor’s Note: This article is adapted from Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, by Stanley Kurtz, from Sentinel HC. President Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them. With suburban voters set to be the swing constituency of the 2012 election, the administration’s plans for this segment of the electorate deserve scrutiny. Obama is a longtime supporter of “regionalism,” the idea that the suburbs should be folded into the cities, merging schools,...
  • Obama Economic Plan Would Explode Debt to $25.4 Trillion

    08/04/2012 3:51:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Big Government ^ | August 4, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    In presidential campaign ads, President Barack Obama claims that his economic plan includes “$4 trillion in deficit reduction.” For a president who has increased the national debt more than all U.S. presidents from George Washington to George H.W. Bush combined, the claim seems incredible. Indeed, it is. A new analysis of Mr. Obama’s budget reveals the president’s plan would add $10.6 trillion in debt accumulation over the next decade, bringing the U.S. federal debt to a jaw-dropping $25.4 trillion. Still, the president and his surrogates continue to claim the Obama plan would cut spending. “The President’s proposals… include a balanced...
  • Governor Quinn violates U.S. and Illinois constitutions simultaneously

    08/02/2012 10:03:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 August, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    On Tuesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn sent S. 681--a heretofore utterly uncontroversial, modestly pro-gun bill that had passed with overwhelming bipartisan support--back to the General Assembly with an "amendatory veto." The amendatory veto process is a power granted to Illinois governors allowing them to make changes to bills that have passed. If a simple majority in each chamber accepts the governor's changes, the altered bill becomes law. If three fifths of each chamber (36 of the state's 59 senators, and 71 of the 118 representatives) vote to override the veto, the original bill becomes law. If neither happens, the bill...
  • Obama: “I Don’t Believe People Should Be Able To Own Guns”

    07/29/2012 10:45:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7/28/12 | Laura Ingraham
    Laura Ingraham interviewed gun rights advocate John Lott. He recounted a conversation with then-Senator Obama who told Lott: “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.”
  • Some Constitutional Amendments Are More Equal Than Others(uber barf alert)

    07/27/2012 4:13:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Andrew Cohen
    As the political debate about gun violence finally sounds out across the country in the wake of last week's Colorado theater massacre, as President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney begin to stake out their positions, I keep coming back in my mind to the ways in which America has treated gun rights differently from other rights since September 11, 2001. On paper, all constitutional amendments may be equal. But in practice, some amendments are more equal than others. And no amendment has been more equal in the past 11 years than the Second Amendment. There is a...
  • Obama: I Defy You To Believe What I Said About Business

    07/27/2012 4:43:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Obama's desperate protests that his anti-business rant was taken out of context are betrayed both by that very context and because they are a part of a piece -- just one more component of his war against the American entrepreneurial spirit. He would have us believe that his words "you didn't build that" referred to roads and bridges and not businesses. Given his accompanying statements -- "you didn't get there on your own," etc. -- that is an absurd construction. But even if that's what he meant, why would he have felt compelled to point out that businesses don't succeed...
  • Census Shows 200,000 Small Businesses Shut Down From 2008-2010

    07/27/2012 4:55:48 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 16 replies
    According to Census figures, some 200,000 small businesses disappeared from the rolls between 2008 and 2010. Those businesses were responsible for some three million jobs. The Obama administration claims that they’re moving in the right direction – but the direction of the economy is now reversing itself. Not surprisingly, Gallup finds that business owners are turning on President Obama. The national poll showed a 59-35 disapproval/approval split. Workers are split in favor of Obama, thanks in large part to Obama’s heavy emphasis on class warfare. It is no coincidence that government spending has expanded dramatically during the same period that...
  • Democrats Kicking U.S. Economy When It's Down

    07/27/2012 5:17:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    Senate Democrats voted Wednesday to raise taxes on a struggling economy at a time of rising unemployment and slowing economic growth. Dismissing months of statistics showing the economy may be on the cusp of a double-dip recession, Democrats passed the tax bill by a thin 51 to 48 margin to show their support for President Obama's failed economic policies. The Democrats' action represented the triumph of their party's ultra-leftist, class warfare ideology over economic common sense. Two Democrats (James Webb of Virginia and Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut) voted against it. No Republican voted for it. Think for a moment what...
  • Obama: "Our Union May Not Be Perfect, But It Is Perfectible"

    07/26/2012 5:03:06 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 76 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-25-012
    <p>"And I confess the progress didn't come quickly, and it did not come easily," President Obama said about his time as a community organizer in Chicago. "Sometimes it didn't come at all. There were times where I thought about giving up and moving on. But what kept me going day in and day out was the same thing that has sustained the Urban League all these years. The same thing that sustains all of you. And that is the belief that in America, change is always possible. That our union may not be perfect, but it is perfectible."</p>
  • Senate Votes to Raise Taxes on Small Businesses

    07/26/2012 7:38:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 55 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 7/26/2012 | Amy Payne
    Yesterday, the Senate narrowly voted (51-48) to raise taxes on 1.2 million small businesses, which will likely kill more than 700,000 jobs at a time when nearly 13 million Americans are out of work. Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Jim Webb (D-VA) joined all Republicans in bipartisan opposition to the tax hike. This is President Obama’s economic plan. This is what he asked Congress to do. And he recently told a fundraising crowd that his economic plan has been working. “Just like we’ve tried [Republicans'] plan, we tried our plan—and it worked,” he said. But Obama’s Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner,...
  • Obama talks of limiting some gun use in wake of Colorado massacre

    07/25/2012 8:10:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 170 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 25, 2012 | FoxNews
    President Obama has added his voice to the push for limits on Americans' gun use in the wake the massacre last week at a movie theater in Colorado. Obama, speaking Wednesday evening to the National Urban League, affirmed his belief in Americans' right to own guns, but he singled out assault rifles as better suited for soldiers than civilians. "I believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms," Obama said. "But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets of our...
  • US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s (Obama's Fault!)

    07/23/2012 4:37:09 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/23/2012 | staff
    The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net. Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in the critical weeks ahead of the November elections. The Associated Press surveyed more than a dozen economists, think tanks and academics, both nonpartisan and those with known liberal or conservative leanings, and found a broad consensus: The official poverty rate will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010, climbing as high as 15.7 percent....
  • The obama file, Frank Marshall Davis, FBI FILES

    07/18/2012 5:30:19 AM PDT · by Tigen · 28 replies
    The Obama Files ^ | unknown | The obama file
    Obama's Communist Mentor Accuracy in Media has an in-depth profile of a leftist who influenced Obama during his high school years. In an article entitled, "Obama's Communist Mentor," Cliff Kincaid identifies a member of the Communist Party USA, who has been influential in Obama's life and education, Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist -- and born in Kansas. Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship,...
  • Barack Obama's Declaration of War Against the Way America was Founded and Built

    07/17/2012 1:15:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hey, Cookie, give me that Obama sound bite from Friday night in Roanoke, Virginia. The one where he says, "You started a business, you didn't do that yourself, somebody else did that." It's the most profound thing I've heard in a long time from somebody at such high levels of power and leadership. And I've been gauging people's reaction to this. I'm stunned. This notion that we're just in the middle of commonplace politics, it's just the same as it's always been. The Democrats are in charge now. The Republicans will win an election here and there...
  • The Dismantling of the American Dream

    07/16/2012 1:48:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 16, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Who does Obama think paid the taxes for the roads and the bridges and the stoplights? Who paid for this? Who paid for all of that? People that don't have anything? People who pay taxes paid for all this stuff! Folks, it's a shame that we have to sit here and react to this kind of sophistry and explain to people how this country was built and who did it and why it happened and how it happened. Because we live in a period of time where the president of the United States is trying to rewrite...
  • Obama: The Food Stamp President & His Lunatic Minions

    07/11/2012 8:02:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-11-2012 | MOTUS
    ...“It would be nice if we had a candidate for president who was committed to America.” Debbie Wasserman Schultz... Debbie was referring to Romney of course; here’s her comment, in context: It would be nice if we had a candidate for president who was committed to America. Mitt Romney is committed to making sure that either he makes the most money as humanly possible, or his investors do. Regardless of whether that’s true or not, and whether Sargent Schultz can prove it, or not, I just have one question: since when did it become un-American to make money? For either...
  • House votes 240-182 to approve rule covering healthcare repeal

    07/10/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House approved a rule governing debate for the Republicans' Repeal of Obamacare Act on Tuesday. Members voted 240-182 in favor of the rule, which sets up five hours of debate that will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. Democrats strongly oppose the bill, a sentiment reflected in the rule vote. Only four Democrats supported the rule, and every voting Republicans favored it. Democrats voting for the rule were Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Mike McIntyre (N.C.) and Mike Ross (Ark.). The vote came after a debate that seemed to raise the question of why five hours of debate...
  • Energy Department sneaks offshore moratorium past public

    07/10/2012 11:40:19 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2012 | Thomas J. Pyle
    While the Obama administration was taking a victory lap last week after the 5-4 Supreme Court decision to uphold the president’s signature legislative accomplishment, Obamacare, the Interior Department was using the media black hole to release a much-awaited five-year plan for offshore drilling. That plan reinstitutes a 30-year moratorium on offshore energy exploration that will keep our most promising resources locked away until long after President Obama begins plans for his presidential library. (snip) In the past three years, the government has collected more than 250 times less revenue from offshore lease sales than it did during the last year...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Anti-Gun Treaty

    07/10/2012 1:47:25 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 58 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-9-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom.
  • Court upholds EPA's greenhouse gas rules

    06/26/2012 2:13:38 PM PDT · by Jean S · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/26/12 | Ayesha Rascoe
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the first-ever U.S. proposed rules governing heat-trapping greenhouse gases, clearing a path for sweeping regulations affecting vehicles, coal-burning power plants and other industrial facilities. Handing a setback to industry and a victory to the Obama administration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously ruled the Environmental Protection Agency's finding that carbon dioxide is a public danger and the decision to set limits for emissions from cars and light trucks were "neither arbitrary nor capricious." The ruling, which addresses four separate lawsuits, upholds the underpinnings of the...
  • Only 1-in-10 Finds Work, Middle-Aged Workers Hit Hardest

    06/26/2012 8:04:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    At the White House on June 8, 2012 Barack Obama uttered six words that will forever haunt and define him; "the private sector is doing fine."   His absurd statement came on the heels of a horrific May jobs report,  an increase in the unemployment rate to 8.2%, retail sales declined for the second straight month, consumer confidence dropped for the third consecutive month, the number of job openings available dropped by 8%, etc., etc., etc. Fine?  How bad would it have to be for him to admit things were at least a little tough for the folks who live outside the...
  • The Communist Ideal (braying)

    06/20/2012 6:08:05 AM PDT · by bray · 5 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 6/20/12 | bray
    He told them, ‘You also go and WORK in my vineyard, and I will pay your whatever is right.’ Matt 20:4 How is it the ones who talk the most about freedom and being oppressed by a Conservative leader are now so willing to have their freedoms taken away by a liberal one? If it isn’t clear that liberalism equals communist dictatorship in the model of Mao and Stalin you could never light a fire by rubbing your brain cells together. These same people who were so concerned about national security when some secretary in the CIA basement was named...
  • Professor fired after expressing climate change skepticism

    06/20/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/20/12 | Daily Caller
    Oregon State University chemistry professor Nicholas Drapela was fired without warning three weeks ago and has still been given no reason for the university’s decision to “not renew his contract.” Drapela, an outspoken critic of man-made climate change, worked at the university for 10 years. In the early years of his career, he published a number of textbooks, received a promotion to senior instructor and, in 2004, received a Loyd F. Carter award for outstanding and inspirational teacher. In 2007, Drapela began giving talks on his own climate change skepticism. He often and openly questioned the science behind man-made global...
  • White House Readies Ramming Speed if Supremes Strike Down Mandate

    06/19/2012 5:06:37 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    "Legislatively we can't do a thing, and we are going to move full speed ahead (with implementation).” -- A Democratic “congressional official” talking to the Associated Press about plans in the Obama administration to proceed with the president’s 2010 health law even if the Supreme Court strikes down its central provision requiring all Americans to either purchase insurance or be enrolled in a government program. The looming Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s 2010 health law has Washington in a state of high anxiety.
  • AP sources: Administration mulls pared health law

    06/18/2012 3:33:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    Covering all the bases ahead of a momentous Supreme Court ruling, the Obama administration plans to move ahead with major parts of the president's health care law if its most controversial provision does not survive, according to veteran Democrats closely involved with the legislation.
  • CURL: Obama’s a domestic enemy of the U.S. Constitution

    06/18/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6-18-12 | Joseph Curl
    “Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation — I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.* “* Unless, you know, 224 years from now, whoever happens to president simply decides he really doesn’t want to do that.” — Article II, Section 1, Clause 8 of Barack Obama’s U.S. Constitution The Founders set the course in a simple, concise, 35-word affirmation —...
  • The 2nd Amendment and the Preservation of Liberty

    06/18/2012 7:31:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    tenthamendmentcenter.com ^ | 2012 | Bob Greenslade
    Why do Liberals and Progressives want you Disarmed? Following the shooting of Treyvon Martin earlier this year, liberals and progressives renewed their calls for more restrictions on firearms and repeal of Florida’s stand your ground law. Some called for the out right ban of handguns. Once again their justification is so-called public safety because they claim the police are entrusted with duty of protecting you. As I wrote in “The Police are Under No Legal Obligation to Protect You”, this assertion is patently false because courts throughout these United States have consistently held that police have no legal duty to...
  • GHEI: The Poorer Middle Class. Obsession with Income Redistribution is Destroying U.S. Productivity

    06/15/2012 6:12:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Nita Ghei
    Obsession with income redistribution is destroying U.S. productivity President Obama’s re-election prospects dim by the day. When it comes to all-important pocketbook issues, Americans quite simply are worse off now than they were when this administration moved into the White House. The Federal Reserve released its latest “Survey of Consumer Finance” on Tuesday, which confirmed widely held sentiment with hard data: Americans are poorer today than they were in 2007, when the Great Recession hit. The difference between now and then is massive. The median household saw almost 39 percent of its wealth evaporate, and real income (that is, the...
  • Treaty Negotiated In Secret – Hidden Even from Congressmen Who Oversee Treaties...

    06/14/2012 7:25:28 PM PDT · by Errant · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/14/2012 | George Washington
    The normally-reserved Yves Smith asks whether Obama should be impeached over it. Democratic Senator Wyden – the head of the committee which is supposed to oversee it – is so furious about the lack of access that he has introduced legislation to force disclosure. Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is so upset by it that he has leaked a document on his website to show what’s going on. What is everyone so furious about? An international treaty being negotiated in secret which would not only crack down on Internet privacy much more than SOPA or ACTA, but would...
  • Rights Being Lost Under Obama

    06/14/2012 3:09:04 PM PDT · by yorkie · 10 replies
    Gothenburgtimes ^ | June 14, 2012 | Neil A. Davis
    In a 2001 radio interview, Barack Obama spoke about failures of the Warren court during the civil rights movement. He said “...generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties” (what government can’t do to you, not what it must do on your behalf). He lamented that the Supreme Court never ventured into redistribution of wealth and political and economic justice in society. Hundreds of years ago, the founders saw Obama coming and intentionally limited intrusive federal powers like these in the Constitution. Read Frederic Bastiat’s “The Law” at (bastiat.org/en/the_law.html). Learn why we have laws and why socialism must inevitably...
  • New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

    06/14/2012 12:05:47 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2012
    The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism. Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)." "The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains. The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of...
  • Obama Trade Document Leaked, Reveals More Broken Campaign Promises

    06/13/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Mike Delrio
    A document posted online early Wednesday morning reveals the Obama administration intends to give new political powers to multinational corporations, contradicting prior campaign promises. The leaked document was posted on the website of Public Citizen, a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy group that has been critical of the administration’s trade objectives. The most recent leak follows growing controversy surrounding the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific trade talks. Members of Congress, including key Democrats, have complained the secrecy of the trade discussions is insulting. In addition to growing outrage in Congress, public health experts, labour unions and internet freedom advocates have voiced concern...
  • First soda, now POPCORN: New York officials target nations favourite snack in obesity crackdown.

    06/13/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Health experts in New York want to widen the proposed ban on super-sized soda to include juices, milk shakes and even popcorn, it emerged today. Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to outlaw sugary drinks over 16 ounces (1 pint) in the city's restaurants, delis, food trucks, movie theatres and sporting arenas. Now officials charged with deciding on whether it should come into force have suggested they would be in favour of incorporating other unhealthy snacks.
  • Americans Saw Wealth Plummet 40 Percent From 2007 to 2010, Federal Reserve Says

    06/12/2012 5:30:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2012 | Ylan Q. Mui
    The recent recession wiped out nearly two decades of Americans’ wealth, according to government data released Monday, with ­middle-class families bearing the brunt of the decline. The Federal Reserve said the median net worth of families plunged by 39 percent in just three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010. That puts Americans roughly on par with where they were in 1992. The data represent one of the most detailed looks at how the economic downturn altered the landscape of family finance. Over a span of three years, Americans watched progress that took almost a generation to accumulate...
  • ObamaCare Uncovered: Even Worse Than You Thought

    06/10/2012 10:48:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LiveActionNews ^ | 6/9/12 | Kristi Burton Brown
    In two short minutes, you can find out even more things than you’ve heard before about what’s wrong with ObamaCare. (And this doesn’t even cover it all, folks.) We knew it was bad – we knew it was really bad – but did we know it was this bad? I mean, seriously, $100-a-day fines for each employee? If this isn’t an extreme violation of personal, constitutional, and conscience rights, I don’t know what is. Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised at all the things that can hide in a nearly 1,000 page law, with even more pages of regulations implementing...
  • Sebelius: ‘We’ll be ready’ if Supreme Court strikes healthcare law

    06/07/2012 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 136 replies
    Sebelius: ‘We’ll be ready’ if Supreme Court strikes healthcare law By Elise Viebeck - 06/07/12 11:53 AM ET President Obama's top health official told an audience Thursday that the administration will be prepared to react if the Supreme Court strikes down its healthcare reform law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she is "confident and optimistic" that the high court will uphold the law, but added "we'll be ready for contingencies" if it does not. The remark, at a White House town hall on women's health, comes as the president and Democrats brace themselves for the court's decision,...
  • Documents Show Barack Obama was Member of a Socialist Third Party in 90s

    06/07/2012 12:01:23 PM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | June 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, hey, folks, quick question here. Would it matter to you if you found out that Mitt Romney was a member of a socialist third party back in the 1990s, who wanted to basically make America like a Western European Social Democracy? Would that matter to you? It would? Would it matter to you if Romney were a member of the Nazi party back in the nineties? So you think it would disqualify Romney? If you found out that Romney was a member of a left-wing socialist third party and did everything he could to cover it up and...
  • Obama’s Third-Party History - New documents shed new light on his ties to a leftist party

    06/07/2012 9:08:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/7/12 | Stanley Kurtz
    On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as today’s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the United States toward European-style social democracy, which was precisely the New Party’s In late October 2008, when I...
  • Reid: Bet on filibuster changes if Obama, Dems win in November

    06/07/2012 9:15:50 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he and other Democrats would likely push for changes to Senate filibuster rules if the Democrats hold the Senate in November, and blamed Republican obstructionism for forcing these changes. "I'll just bet you … if we maintain a majority, and I feel quite confident that we can do that, and the president is reelected, there is going to be some changes," Reid said on the Senate floor Thursday morning. "We can no longer go through this, every bill, filibusters on bills that they agree with. It's just a waste of time...
  • Obama will not extend tax cuts, W.H. says

    06/06/2012 10:12:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 6, 2012 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The White House is sticking by its opposition to an extension of the Bush tax cuts for wealthy Americans despite the increasing number of Democrats voicing support for it, including former President Bill Clinton. Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday that President Obama will not sign an extension. "He will not. Could I be more clear?" Carney said, according to the Associated Press.
  • Greece Warns of Going Broke as Tax Proceeds Dry Up

    06/06/2012 10:46:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 5, 2012 | Liz Alderman
    As European leaders grapple with how to preserve their monetary union, Greece is rapidly running out of money. Government coffers could be empty as soon as July, shortly after this month’s pivotal elections. In the worst case, Athens might have to temporarily stop paying for salaries and pensions, along with imports of fuel, food and pharmaceuticals.
  • Obama Economist Solution: Borrow More Money

    06/06/2012 7:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2012 | David Mitchell
    Writing in today’s Washington Post, former Obama economist Larry Summers put forth the strange hypothesis that more red ink would improve the federal government’s long-run fiscal position. This sounds like an excuse for more Keynesian spending as part of another so-called stimulus plan, but Summers claims to have a much more modest goal of prudent financial management.And if we assume there’s no hidden agenda, what he’s proposing isn’t unreasonable.But before floating his idea, Summers starts with some skepticism about more easy-money policy from the Fed. Many in the United States and Europe are arguing for further quantitative easing to bring...
  • Current TV’s Bill Press: Star-Spangled Banner ‘stupid’ and ‘embarrassing’

    06/06/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 113 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/05/2012 | Jeff Poor
    This probably won’t win liberal radio talk show host Bill Press any fans on the right.On his Tuesday radio show simultcasted on Current TV, Press admitted that he is on a crusade to “get rid” of the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” mostly because it is “un-singable.” But he also admitted that he knew he would be criticized for espousing this view.“This is a pet-peeve of mine — no, it is more serious than that,” he said. “It’s more than a pet-peeve. It is a major crusade of mine, a major cause of mine and that is, to get rid...
  • Liberal Talk Show Host: National Anthem Is an ‘Abomination’ (Bill Press)

    06/06/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 33 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | June 5, 2012 at 10:06pm | Mytheos Holt
    PRESS (11:31:) … But it’s an abomination. First it ranges two octaves most people can only do kind of one octave. I mean when you think about it, it’s bombs bursting in air rocket’s red glare it all kinds of, you know a lot of national anthems are that way, all kinds of military jargon and the land there’s only one phrase ‘the land of the free’ which is kind of nice and ‘the home of the brave?’ I don’t know. OGBURN: I mean I get that part. PRESS: Are we [Americans] the only ones who are brave on the...
  • Teachers union president brags about pushing Walker recall in schools

    06/05/2012 1:19:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Anyone who claims that teachers unions exist to improve public education is misinformed or lying. The unions have become blatantly political organizations that spend most of their time and resources trying to maintain their domination of public schools and school budgets. When an occassional reformer, like Wisconsion Gov. Scott Walker, comes along and questions their self-serving agendas, they turn into political assasination machines. And they are not ashamed to use taxpayer-funded schools to push their agendas. The latest evidence comes from Milwaukee Teachers Education Association President Bob Peterson, who boasted this week about his union's efforts to sway voters, including...