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  • As Congress betrays promises, let it break the one that matters

    03/31/2015 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/31/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Like Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious, amnesty for illegal immigrants as well as negotiating the non-negotiable, the list of unsolved, unconstitutional actions conducted through the executive branch grows longer each day. Congress now hovers in the president’s shadow as the second greatest perpetrator of broken promises to their constituents. Why then, shouldn’t they renege on the one promise that would actually have impact against the wholesale destruction of our economy and defense? The fact that the president and his administration are consorting with the enemy (how many reports confirmed the supreme ayatollah’s chanting “death to America” last week?) and,...
  • U.S. 'Paid a Price' on Egypt

    10/05/2011 10:42:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/5/2011 | Eli Lake
    In a blunt assessment, President Obama’s first national security adviser told a private audience this week that there is a “chasm” between the United States and its Gulf Arab allies that has yet to heal since the White House very publicly ushered Egypt’s president out of power in February. Retired Marine Gen. James Jones, who served as national security adviser in 2009-10, told a private meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that the United States’ Persian Gulf allies interpret the president’s handling of the Egyptian revolution as a sign that Washington will dump their monarchies or governments if enough...
  • US Admonishes Israel not to 'Betray' its Trust

    03/02/2015 1:00:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 3/2/15 | Ari Yashar
    Top spokespeople for US President Barack Obama's administration on Monday night echoed warnings that a release of classified information on Iran talks would be a "betrayal," after an unnamed official was quoted saying Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will detail the deal being formed with Iran in his US Congress address Tuesday. Earlier on Monday an Israeli official said Israel is familiar with the emerging agreement with Iran and that Netanyahu will elaborate on it in his congressional address, sparking US Secretary of State John Kerry to warn against revealing details - despite his having claimed a week ago that Israel...
  • The Brian Williams Blunder - Another Chapter In American Journalism's Fall From Grace

    02/10/2015 10:08:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Summer Ratcliff
    Brian Williams’ inability to recall and truthfully report the events concerning his helicopter coming under fire in Iraq single-handedly calls into question the lack of journalistic integrity among today’s American journalists and taints the entire field of journalism. While numerous instances of reporting fallacies, including the unraveling of the Rolling Stones UVA rape story, have recently flooded social media timelines and dominated newscasts, none delivers a stronger punch to the gut than when the poster boy of American journalism is found to be no more than a highly paid liar. In 2014, a Gallup poll showed Americans’ trust in mass...
  • Trust

    01/07/2015 4:44:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | John Stossel
    Trust -- society depends on it. For most of history, our ancestors lived in clans with other family members, or in small villages. Everyone pretty much knew who was trustworthy. People behaved better because they wanted good relationships with family members and neighbors. It's one reason that today we trust friends and family more than strangers. Only recently have humans interacted with lots of people. Today, "50 percent of the population lives in cities," points out entrepreneur Julien Smith. "We're surrounded by strangers, and you end up with these systems in place that progressively get built (to determine:) 'should I...
  • Journalists Appalled, Shocked Obama White House Would Lie to Them

    10/09/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last night the Washington Post broke a story about a connection between White House aides and the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal. When the scandal broke two years ago, the White House denied involvement or knowing about the details of what happened. The Post story proves otherwise and provides evidence a White House volunteer officially checked a prostitute into his hotel room in Cartagena, Colombia. The report also details threats made against the Inspector General, who was asked to delay the release of embarrassing and damaging information about the connection between the White House and the scandal until after...
  • Trust in Government is Pathological

    10/07/2014 11:14:47 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    This last weekend the Sunday shows had a “trust in government” theme. Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" asked Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer why the government of the email-losing IRS, of no strategy on ISIS, of border mayhem could be trusted on Ebola. On Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace threw a slow hanging pitch to George Will so he could hit it out of the ball park. Said Wallace: [W]ith growing concerns over Ebola, the Secret Service and the VA and IRS scandals, can we trust the federal government to do its job?
  • Among Asians, Filipinos trust USA the most - survey

    09/24/2014 7:02:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 09/24/2014 | By Camille Diola
    MANILA, Philippines — The United States has an ally in the Philippines, where an overwhelming majority sees it favorably at 92 percent—the highest among surveyed Asian countries.Bruce Stokes, stated in a presentation delivered last weekend and posted online, cited a survey by US-based think tank Pew Research Center and noted that only 6 percent of Filipinos were found to have an "unfavorable" view of the US within the survey period.The survey was conducted from March 17 to June 5 across 44 countries totaling 48,643 respondents through "nationally represented" telephone and face-to-face interviews with adults of 18 years and older.Across...
  • CNN Poll: Trust in government at all-time low

    08/08/2014 9:41:44 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 7 replies
    Drudge Report/CNN ^ | CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) – Four decades after President Richard Nixon resigned, a slight majority of Americans still consider Watergate a very serious matter, a new national survey shows. But how serious depends on when you were born. The CNN/ORC International poll's release comes one day before the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. With the Watergate scandal escalating, the second-term Republican president had lost much of his political backing, and he faced almost certain impeachment and the prospects of being removed from office by a Democratic-dominated House and Senate. There's a big generational divide over the significance of...
  • Hagel Admits Obama Ignored Law in Taliban Release ‘The trust has been broken’ between Congress

    06/11/2014 9:56:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/14 | Adam Kredo
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel admitted that “the trust has been broken” between the White House and Congress following the Obama administration’s decision to skirt U.S. law and release five top Taliban leaders without first consulting with lawmakers. Hagel admitted to lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday that the administration unilaterally inked a deal with the Taliban to release five top prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp without first notifying Congress, as is legally mandated. The deal was signed “without providing 30 days notice to Congress,” as is required by law, Hagel told lawmakers before attempting to justify...
  • Trust in government declines among young adults

    04/29/2014 9:58:58 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-29-14 | Mario Trujillo
    Trust in nearly every federal government institution has fallen in the last year among young adults, according to a new poll by Harvard's Institute of Politics. The survey of 18-to-29-year-old adults released Tuesday found overall trust in the federal government stands at 20 percent, a 2-point drop since last year....
  • Money Can't Buy Trustworthiness

    04/25/2014 7:33:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 25, 2014 | David Destend
    What defines low socioeconomic status? Objectively, it means fewer economic resources and educational opportunities, less access to elite schools and clubs, more subordinate positions in the workplace, and increased levels of stress. For the upper-class, it’s just the inverse: more resources, more leisure, less stress. ......................................................... From the realities facing each group, you might assume that members of the lower-class would be more focused on meeting their own survival needs and, thereby, prioritize their needs over those of others. As a result, you might also expect them to be less trustworthy as compared to members of the upper-class who, given...
  • Faith in Obamacare, or Government, is Misplaced

    04/22/2014 6:22:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The closest we get to history is the instant replay. It is as if there is nothing the past can teach us; no wisdom that might be culled from those who have gone before. We buy guidebooks, or go online for information about countries or cities we plan to visit, trusting those who have been there to tell us the best places to stay, see and eat. When it comes to more...
  • Proof that conservatives don't hate government (like libs say) and NOBODY trusts liberals to run it

    04/08/2014 4:03:17 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    True story... I actually took the liberty of color coding this chart to illustrate just how crappy the blue states are when it comes to trust. The top ranked blue state is 17th place New Jersey, AND it's governor is a Republican (Chris Christie) embroiled in a trust-violating scandal (Bridgegate).Liberals will look at this and see contradiction, because they're not very smart. In reality the red state governments receive more trust probably because they are LESS intrusive instead of MORE in the lives of the people in those states.A government that governs less governs best.
  • North Dakota Is Most-Trusted State; Illinois Is Least

    04/05/2014 1:36:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 5:06 PM | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    The people of North Dakota put more trust and confidence in their state government than people in any other state, while the people of Illinois put the least. In polling done in June through September 2013, Gallup asked at least 600 people in each state this question: “How much trust and confidence do you have in the government of the state where you live when it comes to handling state problems—a great deal, a fair amount, not very much or none at all?” …
  • Crime Stoppers Chief Eats the Evidence

    03/15/2014 4:35:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/14/14
    The executive director of Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers is facing up to two weeks in jail on a contempt of court charge for stuffing an anonymous tip in his mouth instead of handing it over to a judge Friday.
  • A Trust Deficit

    02/11/2014 8:56:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Most people accept the notion that politicians don't always tell the truth. Some lies are harmless enough; others more consequential. Lyndon Johnson skirted the truth when he promised during the 1964 presidential campaign not to send any more American troops to fight a land war in Southeast Asia. He knew then that American intervention would eventually be necessary, but the lie helped him win the election. After the election, Johnson sent additional troops, more American lives were lost and the war escalated. Richard Nixon claimed he knew nothing about Watergate. "I am not a crook," he said. Lies. In 1976,...
  • NBC, MSNBC Sink To Bottom Of Who The Public Trusts

    01/30/2014 5:54:25 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-30-2014 | Paul Bedard
    NBC, MSNBC Sink To Bottom Of Who The Public Trusts By Paul Bedard JANUARY 30, 2014 AT 4:20 PM NBC News and sister cable network MSNBC rank at the bottom of media outlets Americans trust most for news, with Fox News leading the way, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. In its fifth trust poll, 35 percent said they trusted Fox news more than any other outlet, followed by PBS at 14 percent, ABC at 11 percent, CNN at 10 percent, CBS at 9 percent, 6 percent for MSNBC and Comedy Central, and just...
  • Sanctuary State: California Now Lets Illegals Practice Law, Get Licenses, Bars ICE Enforcement

    01/02/2014 7:37:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-02-2014 | John Urban
    With the new year comes new insane laws from California, making it officially America's Sanctuary State -- treating illegal aliens who broke the law to enter the U.S. as well as law-abiding citizens, protecting illegals from deportation, and putting public safety at grave risk. In October, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), signed eight bills handing special rights to illegal aliens. The controversial legislation includes allowing illegal alien obtain driver's licenses, preventing employers from denying jobs based on "immigration status", and barring state and local law enforcement from detaining illegal aliens when directed by ICE, DHS or Border Patrol. The legislation claims that...

    12/31/2013 11:14:36 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Luke 17:31-33 The Voice Since people are easily distracted, Jesus says that they shouldn’t get so caught up in the routines of daily life that they forget to remain faithful to Him. 31 When that day comes, if you’re on the housetop, don’t run inside to try to save any of your belongings. If you’re in the field, don’t bother running back to the house. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. Turning back is fatal for those who do so. 33 If you try to hold on to your life, it will slip through your fingers; if you let go of your...
  • New U.S. 2014 Tax Regime is "Devastating," Experts Say

    12/30/2013 11:22:19 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 December 2013 | Alex Newman
    A new IRS tax regime in 2014 will be devastating for the U.S. economy, and for millions of Americans working abroad, especially those in the middle class. New U.S. Tax Regime is "Devastating," Experts Say The New American 30 December 2013 Already facing “pariah” status worldwide due to onerous IRS requirements, millions of Americans living and working abroad are preparing to deal with a deluge of even bigger problems in 2014, when a byzantine new tax regime starts going into effect. Known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, the deeply controversial and incredibly complex scheme is...
  • HHS to Darrell Issa: We don’t trust you

    12/12/2013 3:59:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/12/13 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    The Health and Human Services Department told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa that it won’t turn over documents related to the security of the Healthcare.gov website because it can’t trust him to keep secret information that could give hackers a roadmap to wreak havoc on the system. Issa has issued a subpoena to MITRE, a government contractor, to turn over unredacted copies of security-testing documents by noon Friday. At issue are website development plans MITRE drafted for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is under HHS. Already, Issa has been given access to the...
  • Philadelphia 76ers Rookie Puts Salary in Trust: A Smart Choice?

    12/03/2013 2:53:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/03/2013 | Susanna Kim
    A rookie NBA player for the Philadelphia 76ers is being lauded for his financial prowess in putting his salary in a trust that he can't touch for three years, possibly avoiding the fate of a famous basketball player who donned the same jersey and now can't pay child support. Drafted 11th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, Michael Carter-Williams, 22, is guaranteed $4.5 million over his first two seasons, but some of his salary is being put into a trust he can't touch for three years, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. In the meantime, he is living off his endorsement deals...
  • ‘The Negev is a Powderkeg’

    12/03/2013 1:14:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/13 | Maayana Miskin
    The socio-economic gap between Jews and Bedouin has turned the Negev into “a powderkeg,” warned Sigal Moran, head of the Bnei Shimon regional council in the Negev, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. Moran suggested that the government start with the “carrot” of improved living conditions in authorized, planned cities before moving to the “stick” of destroying illegal encampments. “Let them improve the quality of life in the towns first… Then they can talk about evacuating unauthorized settlement,” she said. The government is planning to implement the “Prawer plan,” which will authorize many illegal Bedouin towns and expand existing Bedouin...
  • More bad polling news for Obama: Trust is like Virginity, Once you lose it, it's hard to get it back

    11/25/2013 8:03:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    "Trust is like virginity: once you lose it it's hard to get it back." So spoke pollster John Zogby, commenting on his latest poll on President Obama's handling of his office. Quoted by Paul Bedard in the Washington Examiner: "Most ominous for Mr. Obama is that 57 percent now disapprove of his job. That is his worst number yet. This includes 57 percent of men and 55 percent of women; 51 percent of moderates, 24 percent of liberals and 24 percent of Democrats; 66 percent of independents and 40 percent of Hispanics. Meanwhile, a separate poll by CNN/ORC International...

    11/20/2013 4:09:15 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 3 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/20/2013
    As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and based on the facts of God’s Word, I DECLARE myself to be FREE INDEED (John 8:36). My liberty is seen in three realms: First, concerning the god of this age, to whom I once belonged, I have been DELIVERED from the power of darkness and have been translated into the kingdom of God’s beloved Son (Col. 1:13), turned from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18). Secondly, concerning my relationship to this world system, my Saviour gave Himself for me that He might deliver and rescue me from this present...
  • Obamacare Democrats or TEA Party Republicans: "Who Yuh Gunna Trust?"

    10/30/2013 5:43:19 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 13 replies
    Graewoulf | October 30, 2013 | Graewoulf
    Who do you trust to run the US Federal Government? The Democrats have chosen to over-spend our money without a budget for 5 years. The Democrats have chosen to not Impeach Obama in spite of his Dereliction of Duty as CIC during and after the Benghazi Massacre. The Democrats have chosen to approve of spying on those they do not trust which is all of the American People, and all of the people in Germany, France and Spain. Who among us can trust the Democrat politicians who obviously do not trust any of us legal citizens?
  • Cheney: Mideast Allies No Longer Trust The US, Enemies ‘Don’t Fear Us’

    10/27/2013 7:04:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    cbs local ^ | 10/27/13 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s not the first time...
  • Ted Cruz – The Paul Revere of American Medical Care

    10/19/2013 9:40:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/18/2013 | Janine Turner
    Liberal networks rejoiced about the end of the recent government shutdown, singing the praises of Obama. They salivated, licking their chops, as they hunted Republicans spear in hand. The conservative networks, with debt clock displayed, worried about the consequences of the bill that re-opened the government, tossing an obligatory jab at Ted Cruz. Though the conservative networks were more mild mannered and on target, both contingencies neglected a critical aspect of the event — what was in the bill? No one seemed to know at the time. One news anchor suggested that the final bill contained income validation for those...
  • A Time for Fasting

    09/23/2013 9:42:16 PM PDT · by Shery · 12 replies
    vanity | 9/24/2013 | vanity
    It is serious time for prayer and fasting. Some issues will NOT be won ANY OTHER WAY! If we truly want a miracle here, in spite of John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell, etc., then we must fast as Queen Esther did. The urgency is no less and the consequences of not fasting are just as dire. I read earlier of the MANY republicans that a few months ago supported and co-signed the "defund Obamacare" issue at that time, but are now saying that this is utter stupidity. Common sense seems to be a short-lived thing in Washington DC these...
  • Americans' faith in government is waning – and that's good

    09/20/2013 10:19:18 AM PDT · by sdnet · 7 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-20 | Steve Adcock
    A Gallup poll released last week revealed good news: Americans’ confidence in the federal government’s ability to handle foreign and domestic problems has reached an all-time low. In both areas, a minority of those polled said that they had either a great deal or fair amount of confidence in Uncle Sam. Yes, I said that’s good news. Skepticism of government is as American as apple pie. The experiment that is the United States was borne out of a colonial revolution against an overbearing master. As the decades have passed, however, the federal government has steadily acquired powers that are vastly...
  • NFA firearms collectors group initiated ATF gun trust rule change

    08/30/2013 8:07:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 August, 2013 | David Codrea
    The Obama administration’s proposed regulatory amendment regarding background checks for principal officers of gun trusts will still require a chief law enforcement officer sign-off, and the rule change itself was initiated by a petition from a group representing National Firearms Act gun collectors. That information comes from a draft Department of Justice notice made public this morning by firearms industry consulting attorney Joshua Prince. Gun Rights Examiner reported on the proposed regulation change last Friday, relying on the government’s summary as posted on the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs website, which stated: The proposed...
  • President Obama SHALL NOT be Mocked When His Red Line is Crossed.

    08/29/2013 9:28:18 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 31 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 29, 2013 | Dan Miller
    A "racist" rodeo clown was bad enough. Now, President Obama has apparently decided not to be mocked by Syria, et al.Bryan Preston at PJ Tatler posted an article on August twenty-eighth titled Obama's Strikes on Syria to be Just Muscular Enough Not to be Mocked. That appears to be what is intended, and His great sensitivity to world opinion is overwhelming, underwhelming, or something. But perhaps there is a high handed minded purpose. According to Andrew Klavan at PJ Media, The good thing is that this is a military action with a clearly defined purpose: to distract us from the ineptitude and corruption of...
  • ATF advances executive gun controls with proposed trust rule change

    08/23/2013 1:06:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8/23/13 | David Cordrea
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sent a proposed regulation to the White House for review that would impose new requirements on gun trusts, Julian Hattem of The Hill reported Wednesday. “The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regarding the making or transferring of a firearm under the National Firearms Act,” DOJ announced on RegInfo.gov, saying: The proposed regulations would (1) add a definition for the term ‘responsible person’; (2) require each responsible person of a corporation, trust or legal entity to complete a specified...
  • And They Want Us To Trust Our Government?

    08/16/2013 4:43:13 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 7 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/16/13 | LD Jackson
    Every day, we receive more information about the secret programs that allow our government to spy on American citizens. The NSA is supposedly being policed by a secret entity, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), but the court itself has acknowledged that they have to depend on the government to tell them when they have overstepped their bounds. You'll have to forgive me if that leaves me with a less than warm feeling of security. Here is what President Obama had to say in a June news conference about these programs. Washington Post - President Obama and other government leaders...
  • Real Americans Don't Trust the Government

    07/06/2013 5:29:43 AM PDT · by Moseley · 22 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 6, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    "Question Authority" was a dominant political theme in the '60s and 70s We're talking about the 1760s and the 1770s, of course -- the American Revolution. Well, sure, the 1960s and the 1970s, too. But our country was founded on the idea "Question Authority" while opposing the King of England in the 1760s and 1770s. Over this July 4th long weekend, we are called to remember how good cheeseburgers and hot dogs taste when grilled outdoors in the backyard. Oh, wait. That's not it. Don't tell me; it will come to me! Hearty cheers to the family Grill Master, always....
  • Ted Cruz: "It Is Very Hard to Trust This Obama Administration"

    06/21/2013 3:57:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/21/13 | jim hoft
    Ted Cruz discussed the Obama NSA surveillance policies Friday on Your World with Neil Cavuto. Cruz told guest host Eric Bolling, "It's very hard to trust this Obama Administration. I think there needs to be a lot more scrutiny of what the NSA is doing; of what the FBI is doing. And, the president's response is... trust me. But, given the other scandals, given the IRS, they admitted they targeted his political enemies, given Benghazi, given all of the scandals coming out of this administration, they have very limited credibility.
  • The NSA’s Impossible Position Squandering the most precious commodity: trust

    06/19/2013 4:00:30 PM PDT · by bigbob · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6-18-13 | Kevin D. Williamson
    In politics, scale matters. If government spent 1 percent of GDP annually, we’d probably still have waste, fraud, abuse, self-dealing, and all the rest of it, but it would matter less to people. From a moral point of view, a little misuse of public resources is no different from a lot of it, but adults know that the world is not a perfect place and that we’d be lucky to have problems that bug us symbolically or as a matter of principle while causing us very little trouble in fact. That is the inadequately appreciated background to the current dispute...
  • Do You Trust Banks? Country by County Comparison

    06/15/2013 4:30:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Here is an interesting Gallup poll that came my way today from a friend "BC". The poll was taken last month. It shows European Countries Lead World in Distrust of Banks.   Thirteen percent of Greeks said they had confidence in their country's banks or financial institutions in 2012, leading the nearly all-European list of countries where trust in financial institutions was among the worst in the world last year. Seven European Union countries had trust levels lower than 30%, far below the median 55% across 135 countries. Even in the EU's largest funder of the eurozone bailouts, Germany, fewer than four...
  • Politico: “Trust me” not really working for Obama, huh?

    06/12/2013 9:11:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/12/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    A couple of months ago, political analysts discussed Barack Obama’s increased political capital after winning re-election and increasing Democratic seats on Capitol Hill. These days, pundits like Glenn Thrush and Jennifer Epstein at Politico are openly wondering whether Obama and the avalanche of scandals have turned him into a liability. The scandals have eroded Obama’s greatest political asset — trust: “Trust me” is President Barack Obama’s preferred mode of action in times of crisis — and his go-to comment to nervous staffers has always been some version of “Relax, I got this.”But that message is an increasingly hard sell for...
  • It's All About Trust

    06/10/2013 4:52:18 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 18 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 06/10/13 | LD Jackson
    President Obama came out last Friday and defended his administration's unprecedented grabbing of phone records and Internet data. He basically said we could not have 100% security and expect to keep 100% of our privacy. He said we should just trust him and his administration to do the right thing. Excuse me while I go gag on that proposition...Now that I have composed myself, let's deal with this issue of trusting the Obama administration to do the right thing with the information it is collecting. First of all, Obama is fond of saying Congress has oversight of the program and...
  • Freep a poll! (Do you trust the federal government?)

    05/16/2013 4:26:22 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 5-16-13 | Daily News
    Thursday's Poll Do you trust the federal government? Yes No
  • Justice Department secretly collected AP reporters' phone records

    05/13/2013 10:27:43 PM PDT · by forty_years · 30 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 05/13/2013 | Michael Isikoff
    The Justice Department used a secret subpoena to obtain two months of phone records for Associated Press reporters and editors without notifying the news organization, a senior department official tells NBC News, saying the step was necessary to avoid “a substantial threat to the integrity” of an ongoing leak investigation, NBC News reports. The seizure of the phone records, disclosed earlier Monday by AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt, is the latest move in a series of high profile and controversial investigations of leaks of classified information by the Justice Department. In a letter of protest to Attorney General Eric...
  • Gun Owners of America Chief to Chris Matthews: 'We Don't Trust People Like You'

    04/05/2013 4:29:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/4/13 | Noel Sheppard
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: I'm left with the idea we live in an imperfect society with some people who are violent and the people who are known to be violent shouldn't get guns. Do you agree with that? LARRY PRATT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA: Yes, and as long as you don't take my guns away from me, I can handle the guy with the gun. MATTHEWS: See, this is pure rhetoric. I’m sticking to one point tonight. PRATT: Oh, I see. My linear logic is pure rhetoric and you're jumping from… MATTHEWS: No, you’re changing the topic. I'm talking about...
  • Disability Trust Fund Ran Record $31.2B Deficit in 2012; In Deficit Every Year Under Obama

    04/04/2013 12:48:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/3/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund, which takes in money via a federal payroll tax and pays it out in disability benefits, ran a record $31.2 billion deficit in calendar year 2012, according to the Social Security Administration. That means the trust fund has run a deficit in each of the first four years of the Obama presidency. For fifteen straight years before Obama took office—from 1994 through 2008—the Disability Insurance Trust Fund ran a surplus. In 2007, for example, it ran an $11 billion surplus and in 2008 it ran an $889-million surplus.
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Trust Dear Leader obama's latest budget out reach?)

    03/12/2013 5:56:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-12-13 | Fox News
    Should Republicans trust Obama's latest budget outreach? The real question is whether Obama can trust the Republicans No, this is just a prelude to more campaigning Yes, the sequester has humbled him and he's ready to deal
  • The Drone Debate: A Matter of Trust

    03/08/2013 3:20:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Towhall.com ^ | March 8, 2013 | Mark Davis
    In conversations with those opposed to the notion of drone attacks against U.S. citizens, on or away from American soil, I ask a question as a consistency test: Is your opposition based on a blanket principle that no President should have such power, or is it a spurred by a mistrust of the current administration? In many cases I et the first answer, so I know I am engaged with a libertarian mindset, which I always respect and often share. We should always take great pause before empowering government to take bold action unilaterally that could result in loss of...
  • Diminished Trust and Woodward’s Woes

    03/03/2013 4:18:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Austin Hill
    It’s difficult to imagine that he was surprised by the outcome. But the White House response that ensued after Author and Journalist Bob Woodward dared to question and criticize the President should be an eye-opener to the world. And the fact that America’s beltway media culture has essentially “sided” with the President and seems quite comfortable with the White House hostility is a very telling sign. Consider the relationship between the presidency and the press over the course of American history. Believe it or not, the White House has been home to lots of outlandish and at times illegal...
  • Why not to "TRUST" Lawyer's or

    02/06/2013 1:12:14 PM PST · by Stanwood_Dave · 2 replies
    Washington State Supreme Court | 1998 | Wash. State Sup. Court Justice Sanders
    It is therefore our charge to measure Mr. Garen’s application by the standard we have applied to others. I would be most interested to hear any explanation from the majority as to how Mr. Garen has fallen below that standard we have set in the prior proceedings enumerated above. Cum tacent, clamant. {Footnote 6}
  • Chuck Hagel’s Trust in Fidel Castro

    02/03/2013 11:29:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/4/13 | Humberto Fontova
    “Elian is now where he belongs.” (Senator Chuck Hagel after Elian Gonzalez was shanghaied at U.S. gunpoint from his American family at Fidel Castro’s command and without a warrant.) “To me,” wrote Hagel in a New York Times Op-Ed just after the armed raid on the Gonzalez family’s Miami home, “this case has always been fundamentally about a father-son relationship. … the point of the raid — to reunite Elián with his father when those housing him had repeatedly refused to hand him over….The boy is where he belongs.” Why did this Republican Senator accept the word of a Stalinist...