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    11/04/2016 5:34:14 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
  • Donald Trump Makes $100,000 Donation to 9/11 Museum

    04/09/2016 9:58:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    NBC News | Apr. 9, 2016 | Shaquille Brewster
    <p>After spending several days off the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a visit to the the National September 11 Memorial Museum Saturday afternoon, where an official from the museum said he made a $100,000 donation.</p>
  • Pastor says he was paid by McDaniel camp (to claim he was paid by Cochran!)

    08/12/2014 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Mississippi pastor Stevie Fielder says he was paid by Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R) campaign to give an interview to a conservative blogger in which he said Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) campaign had asked him to pay people to vote for Cochran. Fielder told conservative blogger Charles Johnson that he had been asked by a Cochran staffer to pay African-American Democrats $15 to vote for Cochran in his hard-fought primary. He's now under investigation. Johnson has said he paid Fielder $2,000 for the interview and related texts and emails, and is now reportedly facing a subpoena from the state...
  • A Senator Wins a Race He Mulled Not Running [Cochran, MS]

    07/02/2014 7:21:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Ashley Parker
    JACKSON, Miss. — The question seemed to tug at Senator Thad Cochran throughout his bumpy re-election campaign in Mississippi: Why, after a long, distinguished career — 42 years in Congress, including six terms in the Senate — was he seeking a seventh term? By all accounts, Mr. Cochran had needed to be talked into running. He told one national publication that he had planned to retire, and another that the first thing he wanted to do after Election Day was take a nap. And while the snowy-haired, 76-year-old Republican tried to hush whispers that he was not quite as sharp...

    07/02/2014 6:57:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has asked a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC, called Mississippi Conservatives, to provide additional information about what the newspaper Roll Call said “appears to be campaign finance violations.” At issue are last-minute expenditures made by the PAC in the days before the initial June 3 primary. The FEC “Request for Additional Information” says the PAC does not appear to have disclosed some of its spending in a timely manner. The FEC notes in the letter sent to treasurer Brian Perry that failure to “adequately respond” by Aug. 1 “could result in an audit or enforcement action.”...
  • FEC Seeks Answers From Pro-Cochran Super PAC

    07/01/2014 6:20:03 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 61 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/1/2014 | Kent Cooper
    The federal agency regulating and monitoring money in federal elections is seeking answers from a pro-Cochran Super PAC regarding what appears to be campaign finance violations. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has sent a Request For Additional Information (RFAI) to Mississippi Conservatives, a Super PAC supporting the re-election of Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. The committee has until August 1st to respond, or the failure to do so “could result in an audit or enforcement action.” The FEC letter states the committee may have failed to file one or more of the required 24-hour report(s) regarding “last minute” independent expenditures. Specifically,...
  • Chris McDaniel seeks cash to challenge "sham" Mississippi runoff

    07/02/2014 5:55:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 2, 2014 | ByREBECCA KAPLAN
    Chris McDaniel, the tea party-backed conservative who lost to Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., in the Republican Senate primary last week is ready to mount a legal challenge to the election results - as soon as he can scrounge up some cash. In an email to supporters Wednesday, McDaniel asked for contributions to an "Election Challenge Fund" to "help me contest this corrupt election." "We have a long fight ahead of us. I know exactly how long and frustrating court battles can be, but I believe this will be worth it," he wrote. "There is too much at stake to back...
  • Cochran campaign denies vote-buying reports

    07/01/2014 12:08:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Clarion Ledger | July 1, 2014 | By Geoff Pender
    Can't post Gannett material per their copyright complaint, but according to this article, it appears that the Cochran campaign is claiming they were only paying the get out the vote workers (in cash) and were not directly buying votes.
  • Buying Latino votes comes at a price way too high for Republicans to pay

    04/26/2014 10:43:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Simple rules of economics often escape liberals. Because they spend other people’s money, futures and safety to get what makes them feel good, the actual cost of things rarely enters into the schemes liberals concoct. They don’t understand that businesses often close when what they sell becomes too expensive for their customer base. Specialty shops of all kinds fall into this construct. Politicians who are considering buying votes must weigh whether the price to be paid is too much. They must ask themselves, “Will this break the bank?” Liberal politicians don’t bother with this consideration, but conservatives must never overlook...
  • If Your Work Is Worth More Than Minimum Wage, You Don't Need a Law For It.

    03/05/2014 5:13:49 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-5-14 | Joe Soucheray
    Once in a blue moon you come across somebody in the service industry who does such a good job that you think to yourself, "That guy or girl is going places." And if they are going places, they are the first ones to understand that they aren't going there on a minimum wage. No, they are getting their feet wet by working and interacting with the public, and their big dreams have nothing to do with a lifetime plan of working for $9.50 an hour. That's the number, $9.50 an hour, that's being kicked around by DFLers in the Legislature....
  • Real cost of pension inaction (coming to a city and school district near you)

    11/07/2013 11:50:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 7, 2013 | Nathan A. Benefield, director of policy analysis at the Commonwealth Foundation
    Is your family ready to lose a mortgage payment or give up cellphone service for increased property and state taxes? Or would you rather see 33,000 public school teachers in Pennsylvania — nearly one out of every three — lose their jobs? With pension costs set to drive up the average family's taxes nearly $900 annually, those are the harsh choices Pennsylvanians face unless we demand reform now. The state's two pension systems, for state government workers (SERS) and public school employees (PSERS), have more than $47 billion in debt. It's a shortfall that taxpayers must cover. And the bill...
  • State GOP Files Complaint Against Obama Campaigners At CSU

    10/23/2012 6:24:01 PM PDT · by Snuph · 3 replies
    cbslocal4 ^ | October 23, 2012
    Early voting only got under way on Monday and already a complaint has been filed. Colorado Republicans say Democrats wrongly offered Colorado State University students free pizza and t-shirts in exchange for voting. Colorado state law says campaigners have to be 100 feet from a polling place, but there is some grey area, espeically when a polling place is inside a large public building like CSU’s Lory Student Center. The Colorado Republican Committee sent a letter to the Larimer County clerk alleging wrongdoing by campaigners for the Democratic Party during the first day of early voting on the CSU campus....
  • White House invests $30 million in Ohio manufacturing hub

    08/16/2012 10:33:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama is using all the White House weapons at his disposal to woo voters in critical swing states in the campaign's final stretch, announcing a $30 million investment aimed at creating a manufacturing hub in Ohio to help boost technology and create jobs in a three-state region. Recent polls show the president holding a slim edge over Republican rival Mitt Romney in Ohio, and Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney have crisscrossed the state pitching their competing economic plans. The new initiative, which White House officials announced Wednesday, creates partnerships among manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges and nonprofit organizations in...
  • Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Program Begins Today – Thousands of Illegals Line Up in Chicago (Video)

    08/15/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-15-2012 | Jim Hoft
    August 15, 2012 Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Program Begins Today – Thousands of Illegals Line Up in Chicago (Video) Jim Hoft Navy Pier Amnesty Line–Tens of thousands of illegal aliens lined up today to sign up for Barack Obama’s lawless amnesty program. An estimated 1.8 million illegals are eligible for the program. (VIDEO at Link below) Stand With Arizona reported: Obama’s lawless bypass of Congress in granting blanket amnesty to millions of illegal aliens began this morning across America. Tens of thousands of illegals lined up early, and flooded into DHS centers to apply for nearly automatic 2-year stays from deportation...
  • IRS told employees to ignore potential fraud in program used by immigrants

    08/09/2012 4:29:03 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8 Aug 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    IRS supervisors ignored employees who tried to warn agency higher-ups of fraud in a program designed to collect taxes from immigrants, resulting in the agency paying out potentially bogus refunds, according to an official audit released Wednesday. The Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said the IRS is too focused on getting out refunds quickly rather than getting them only to qualified taxpayers. Auditors also said the agency eliminated some methods employees had used to figure out questionable refund requests and doesn’t have the right training or tools to screen out bogus identity documents when immigrants apply for taxpayer...
  • Drug money funds voter fraud in Kentucky

    07/25/2012 3:08:19 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies ^ | July 25, 2012 | Eric Shawn
    <p>Voter fraud has a shocking new meaning in eastern Kentucky.</p> <p>That is where in some cases, major cocaine and marijuana dealers admitted to buying votes to steal elections, and the result is the corruption of American democracy. The government continues to mete out justice in the scandal, as two people convicted in April in a vote-buying case face sentencing this week, and another public official pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy.</p>
  • House Dem(Chaka Fatta(D-Racist-PA): Unemployed Will Vote For Obama To Keep "Their Benefits"

    04/26/2012 10:45:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    RCP ^ | 4-25-12 | Ian Schwartz
    "We're headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they're not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training," Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC's Al Sharpton program.
  • House approves offshore wind bill 88-47, administration accused of coercion

    04/01/2012 1:07:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | March 31, 2012 | Daniel Menefee
    The House passed the administration’s offshore wind power bill Friday amid accusations Gov. Martin O’Malley secured votes on the House Economic Matters Committee with disparity grants to committee members’ districts. “Those of you who have been here longer than two weeks know there’s a lot of complicated pressures that go into making a bill pass or fail,” said House Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell. “Sometimes it takes a little nudge, sometimes it takes a carrot, and sometimes it takes a stick.” The disparity grant program in Maryland provides subsidies to jurisdictions with income tax receipts that fall below 75% of the...
  • Santorum Accuses Romney of Buying CPAC Poll Win

    02/12/2012 12:26:25 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 26 replies
    Atlantic wire ^ | February 2nd | Seth Abramovitch
    Appearing on CNN's State of the Union today, Rick Santorum told host Candy Crawley that his loss yesterday to Mitt Romney in CPAC's annual straw poll was because he didn't pay for votes. From Politico: "Well, you know, those straw polls at CPAC... for years Ron Paul has won those because he trucks in a lot of people, pays for their tickets, and they come in and vote and they leave. We didn't do that, we don't do that. i don't try to rig straw polls." Pressed further on whether or not he felt Romney had rigged the poll, Santorum...
  • Student Loans -- Forgive and Forget

    10/30/2011 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 30, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders
    One of the great things about America, President Barack Obama told students at the University of Colorado, is that no matter how humble your roots, you still have a shot at a great education. He also told students that his goal is to "make college more affordable." Alas, the president's prescription for making higher education affordable seems likely to yield the same results as his plan for curbing health care costs; that is, it is likely to drive prices higher than inflation. The nation's next fiscal nightmare may well be a higher-education bubble. Americans now owe more on student loans...
  • Obama unveils student debt-relief plan

    10/26/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2011 | Ben Wolfgang
    Continuing his recent tack of bypassing Congress and enacting reforms “without them,” President Obama on Wednesday announced a package of student loan reforms designed to lower college graduates’ monthly payments, arguing his plan will redirect some of that borrowed money into the economy to promote job growth. Speaking to a friendly audience of college students in Denver, Mr. Obama said the changes “won’t cost taxpayers a dime but will save you money and will save you time,” and tied the ever-rising cost of education to the nation’s lagging economy. “Living with that kind of debt means making some pretty tough...
  • Obama Taps Taxpayers For Student Stimulus [ Honk if I paid for your Hispanic Transgender B.A. ]

    10/26/2011 9:01:14 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 26 2011 | By Chris Stirewalt
    Obama Looks to Wring Stimulus From Saturated Student Loan Market “$1 Trillion” -- Estimated amount of student loan debt owed by Americans. In keeping with his new campaign theme of “we can’t wait,” President Obama today will roll out a plan to put more money in the pockets of some of the nation’s 36 million student loan recipients. Obama has broad latitude in this area – certainly broader than the first two parts of his western campaign trip, underwater mortgages and subsidies for hiring veterans – because one of his early legislative initiatives was to have the federal government take...
  • Big Turnout at Rhode Island State House to Protest In-State Tuition for Illegals

    10/05/2011 7:13:18 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-05-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Over 500 people turned out for a protest against R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee's support for in-state tuition for illegal aliens - which was implemented with a lawless decree by Chafee's education "czars" when he failed to get the Legislature to pass the outrageous bill. Local media hailed the "unusually large turnout for a weeknight" at the the State House in Providence, which included many Stand With Arizona activists, along with members of Rhode Island for Immigration Law Enforcement, and average citizens furious at the Obama-style bypassing of elected officials on behalf of illegal aliens....
  • Undocumented immigrant and federal fugitive costs taxpayers $350,000 at Miami-Dade hospitals

    09/10/2011 10:26:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies ^ | Saturday, 09.10.11 | John Dorschner
    A longtime federal fugitive who was an undocumented immigrant cost taxpayers more than $350,000 in healthcare at Miami-Dade hospitals before he died last year, a county investigative report has revealed. The Miami-Dade Office of the Inspector General said the patient was a Colombian who fled the United States in 1983 after a cocaine smuggling conviction but returned under a false name. In 26 visits to the Jackson Health System from 2003 through 2010, his care cost $201,716 — $155,334 in charity care paid by Miami-Dade taxpayers and $46,382 paid by Medicaid, the state-federal program for the poor. The man also...
  • Vote Buying with Big Labor

    09/10/2011 9:58:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 10, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Rebates on social security taxes will not create any jobs, let alone the 1.5 million to 2 million that is projected. To create jobs in private business we need structural reforms that will permanently make businesses more competitive such as health care reform and scrapping numerous union work rules. When it comes to public work projects, assuming the projects are needed, the goal should be to get the most work done as possible for the least cost. For example, it would be far better to hire two or three workers for $13 an hour than 1 person for $39 an...
  • HHS: Obamacare-Funded Health Centers for 'Migrants' Won't Check Immigration Status

    08/10/2011 4:53:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 64 replies ^ | August 10, 2011 | Matt Cover
    ( - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Tuesday that it has awarded $28.8 million to 67 community health centers with funds from the Obamacare health reform law. Of that $28.8 million, "approximately $8.5 million will be used by 25 New Access Point awardees to target services to migrant and seasonal farm workers," Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Spokeswoman Judy Andrews told HRSA is a part of HHS. Andrews said that grant recipients will not check the immigration status of people seeking services. “Health centers do not, as a matter of routine practice, ask...
  • Deliverance at Hand?

    01/12/2011 5:31:54 AM PST · by brucek43 · 3 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 1/12/11 | Bruce Karlson
    Benjamin Franklin, regarding the new Republic opined: “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.” His reference was to individual voters or voting blocs using government to enrich themselves directly. Given the limited powers of the then fledgling Federal Government, he did not envision the “money go round” that permeates and too frequently dominates Washington DC. “Liberals” and their snarky hypocritical ilk controlled the agenda in DC for most years after Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s war. That control existed and was kept alive on a sea of Federal largesse and campaign...
  • Deliverance at Hand?

    01/12/2011 5:31:40 AM PST · by brucek43 · 3 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 1/12/11 | Bruce Karlson
    Benjamin Franklin, regarding the new Republic opined: “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.” His reference was to individual voters or voting blocs using government to enrich themselves directly. Given the limited powers of the then fledgling Federal Government, he did not envision the “money go round” that permeates and too frequently dominates Washington DC. “Liberals” and their snarky hypocritical ilk controlled the agenda in DC for most years after Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s war. That control existed and was kept alive on a sea of Federal largesse and campaign...
  • Obama Proposes Rebate for Seniors Deprived of Social Security Benefit Hike

    10/15/2010 12:55:22 PM PDT · by Washi · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 15, 2010 | Fox News
    President Obama is calling for a $250 rebate for seniors after the Social Security Administration announced Friday that interest rates in 2010 haven't risen enough to justify an increase in benefits next year to the 58 million retirees and disabled Americans who receive the entitlement. Congressional Democrats, already in a precarious position headed into Election Day, are heeding the president's call. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs announced that in light of the economic downturn and the fact that Social Security will not provide a cost-of-living adjustment for a second year, the president will ask Congress to approve a $250 "economic...
  • Democrats hope Medicare checks in the mail help (Socialism/Bribe Alert)

    08/14/2010 5:49:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies ^ | Aug. 14, 2010 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    A check from Uncle Sam gets your attention, even if the money doesn't help that much with the bills. More than 750,000 Medicare recipients with high prescription costs each got a $250 government check this summer, and 3 million-plus more checks are going out to people who land in the program's anxiety-inducing coverage gap. Democrats, running scared in an election year, are trying to overcome older people's mistrust of the new health care law, which expands coverage for younger generations by cutting Medicare payments to hospitals and insurers. Will the ploy work? "It's like a teaser," says Virginia Brant, 65,...
  • Another Sham Stimulus Bill

    05/27/2010 3:40:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 253+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2010 | Jeffrey Folks
    Given the choice between retaining power in the short term or doing what's right for America, which would you choose? Most Americans, I believe, would be willing to sacrifice a great deal for their country, and this willingness to sacrifice has always been the great pillar of American democracy. Unfortunately, there is no fondness for sacrifice in Washington these days, especially among the Democratic leadership and its supporters. The irresponsibility of the left is on display daily as one piece of self-serving legislation follows another. The latest example comes in the form of the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes...
  • The Dems bring the pain: The real cost of the health care bill is about more than just money

    03/21/2010 4:12:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 695+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 21, 2010 | MICHAEL TANNER
    As the health care leviathan slouches toward a final vote in the House of Representatives — or at least a final “deeming” — it is worth taking one final look at what’s at stake. In the end, this vote is not about the corruption of the legislative process — although this has been tawdry and sleazy almost every step of the way. The Democrats have bought votes with pork and special deals. They’ve twisted and ignored congressional rules. They’ve threatened and intimidated critics. And they’ve ended up with a new procedure that will allow them to pass the bill without...
  • More Deals In: Health Care Bill Gives Special Treatment (The bribes still coming in)

    03/20/2010 6:01:53 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 50 replies · 1,048+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/19/2010 | ap
    Bye bye, Cornhusker Kickback. Hello, special treatment for Tennessee and North Dakota. Democrats unveiling revisions Thursday to their health care overhaul bill decided to kill the extra $100 million in Medicaid funds for Nebraska that has become a symbol of backdoor deal making. But the 153 pages of changes to the massive health care package include extra money for hospitals in Tennessee that serve large numbers of low-income patients. And though the bill would revamp the nation's student loan system to make the government the only lender, one bank — the state-owned Bank of North Dakota — would be allowed...
  • Scott M. Matheson Jr. Circuit Court Nominee: Obama Buying Healthcare Votes?

    03/04/2010 6:06:18 AM PST · by La Lydia · 60 replies · 1,097+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | March 4, 2010 | Shannon Bell
    President Obama has nominated Scott M. Matheson Jr. to the 10th circuit court of appeals; and in a completely unrelated event, Matheson’s brother, Utah congressman Jim Matheson was among a group of 10 democrats who met at the White House to discuss their votes on healthcare with the President. Jim Matheson had previously voted against the House healthcare bill, now Obama wants to talk it over. Of course the allegations of bribery and buying votes have already surfaced and one can only gather that the nomination of Scott M. Matheson Jr. to the US circuit court has a secondary motive...
  • Petition to recall LA Senator Mary Landrieu

    01/08/2010 3:16:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 28 replies · 1,883+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 08, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    The blog And So It Goes in Shreveport notes that a petition to recall Senator Mary Landrieu has been accepted for filing by the Louisiana Secretary of State. Citizens have 180 days to file enough signatures to get this on a ballot: "Via Caught Him With a Corndog, there is an active petition to recall Senator Mary Landrieu: 'On Dec. 29, a recall petition was filed by Ruben Leblanc of New Iberia, for the recall of Mary Landrieu. Sec. of State Jay Darden stated that he WILL accept the filing.' Kinda like chicken fried bacon, this limited time offer won't...
  • Harry Reid's Christmas coal

    12/24/2009 3:11:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies · 689+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 24, 2009 | Editorial
    Harry Reid and his jolly elves today will deliver unto America a Christ mas gift it can ill-afford -- health- care "reform" -- and then vote to raise the federal debt ceiling to a staggering $14 trillion to help pay for it all. The two are not unrelated. That became clear yesterday, when the Congressional Budget Office blew the whistle on some fiscal deck-shuffling so egregious that it might make even Bernie Madoff blush. Turns out that Reid & Co. have been double-counting the proposed Medicare savings to satisfy President Obama's "demand" (wink, wink) that any health-care bill reduce the...
  • The High Price of Ben Nelson's Low Vote

    12/20/2009 3:26:58 AM PST · by Scanian · 27 replies · 1,763+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 19, 2009 | Marc Sheppard
    Democrat Ben “Dover” Nelson, who had previously threatened to join a GOP filibuster of the Senate Health Care Bill, proved today that everything has a price – including a man’s values. The Nebraska Senator just accepted what I’ll generously describe as an enormous “monetary incentive” to do a complete 180 on his long-time position on abortion funding and thereby gave this awful legislation life with his 60th all-Democrat vote. Earlier this month, Nelson insisted that he would not support a bill without stronger anti-abortion language:
  • Bottom 70 Percent of Families Will Receive More Benefits Than They Pay in Taxes Under Obama Plan

    09/25/2009 10:11:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies · 1,924+ views
    Tax Foundation ^ | September 21, 2009
    New reports from the Tax Foundation show that President Obama's policy proposals will increase the financial dependence of middle-income Americans on the federal government. "Attempts to put 'price tags' on health care and cap-and-trade proposals vary among government agencies and think tanks," said Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge, "but one vital question has been left unanswered: Counting all federal taxes and spending, how would these policies affect American families' financial ties to the government? The foundation's new 'fiscal incidence model' answers that question." "Currently the bottom 60 percent of the income spectrum receives more in federal spending than they pay...
  • The Coming Of Zerocare

    05/06/2009 3:09:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies · 841+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 06, 2009 | John Donaldson
    It would be naïve to think that we are not going to see Obama and his Democratic majorities impose a form of National Health Care (NHC) as early in this term as he can. We will most likely see this just prior to the 2010 Congressional elections in an effort to keep his majorities by "buying" the votes of non-tax-paying citizens but before the system collapses under the price tag of whichever format he chooses. Current Government Participation To understand fully the implications of the information to follow, one has to appreciate the role the federal and state governments currently...
  • Obama's 'Blue Wall' Locks in Democratic Gains

    01/25/2009 8:08:27 PM PST · by Publius804 · 14 replies · 1,003+ views ^ | January 25, 2009 | David A. Patten
    Obama's 'Blue Wall' Locks in Democratic Gains Led by President Obama, Democrats are leveraging the nation’s economic crisis and the aura of inaugural goodwill to build a “blue political wall” — new constituencies dependent on expanding government programs — that could lock in 2008 Democratic political gains for decades to come. Unless Republicans act to counter those initiatives, pundits and pollsters warn, they could find themselves on an extended vacation from power in Washington. The combination of former Rep. Rahm Emanuel, described by former Bush adviser Karl Rove as a “sharp-edged partisan,” and President Obama’s strategic mindset, could spell big...
  • Woman: Barack Obama Will Pay My Mortgage and Fill My Gas Tank

    10/30/2008 3:07:53 PM PDT · by nicolezmomma · 138 replies · 8,612+ views
    Schnitt Show ^ | 10/30/08 | NBC 6
    Peggy Joseph speaking with NBC 6 about how she won't have to fill her gas tank once Obama is elected. As reported on the Schnitt Show.
  • $168 Billion Stimulus Plan Clears Congress (RATS CUT your $800 rebate to maybe $300)

    02/07/2008 6:59:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies · 557+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/08/08 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN & DAVID STOUT
    $168 Billion Stimulus Plan Clears Friday February 8, 12:37 am ET By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and DAVID STOUT WASHINGTON — Congress overwhelmingly approved a $168 billion economic stimulus program on Thursday, sending it to President Bush for his signature so that millions of Americans can look forward to government checks in the mail. The House gave its final approval to the package on Thursday night by a vote of 380 to 34. The House was able to act because a stalemate in the Senate was broken a few hours earlier after Democrats agreed to add only payments for senior...
  • Talk of gaming White House mortgage plan emerges

    12/07/2007 5:57:26 PM PST · by jiggyboy · 97 replies · 163+ views ^ | Decembe 7, 2007 | Alistair Barr
    A day after the White House unveiled a program to salvage the mortgage market, people are already talking about how borrowers might game the system. To qualify for the fast-track program, borrowers must have a FICO score of less than 660 and it can't have increased by more than 10% since they took out their original subprime mortgage. Because income isn't checked, some experts worry that borrowers who might otherwise be able to afford higher payments will try to lower their FICO score to qualify for a rate freeze. "The message here is to get your FICO score down," Mark...
  • Were votes bought with toilet tissue, vanilla wafers?

    11/06/2007 9:37:34 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 8 replies · 66+ views
    Monroe Free Press ^ | 11/05/07 | Monroe Free Press
    The Louisiana Ethics commission may be busy in a few weeks trying to unravel complaints of illegal activities in the October 20th elections statewide. Included among the complaints will be one expected to be filed by Representative Willie Hunter who claims that a Federally tax exempt organization in Lake Providence gave boxes of food and household supplies to voters and told them to vote for his opponent and a slate of candidates endorsed by the Louisiana Democratic Party. Hunter claims that hundreds of families were given boxes of food two days before the election then told that the food would...

    10/10/2007 5:38:59 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 15 replies · 494+ views
    Nealz Nuxe/W ^ | October 10, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    Hillary says that she is tossing the idea of a $5,000 baby bonus. Golly, I wonder why that would be? Truth is, she drove that wreck into the electoral parking lot and it dented far too many fenders. So ... when one income redistribution plan fails, just roll in another. See if this one will do better. So ... here is Hillary Rodham's latest great idea for a new entitlement program. American Retirement Accounts. Hillary proposes that every citizen have a 401(k)-type retirement account. You can put up to $1,000 annually in the account and the government will match 100%...

    10/02/2007 7:42:07 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 35 replies · 111+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio ^ | October 2, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    When it comes to Hillary's baby bond scheme, she failed to mention that it would cost taxpayers $20 billion annually. But that's besides the point … A Rasmussen telephone poll found that 60% of likely voters oppose Hillary's plan to give every new born baby a $5,000 savings bond. Curiously, 65% of whites opposed the baby bond idea. 52% of minorities favored the baby bond idea. Well --- maybe that's not so curious – but I don't want to step on any ethnic toes here, do I? Now that this poll is out there, let's see if Hillary Rodham...

    10/01/2007 7:44:01 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 36 replies · 130+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio ^ | 1 OIctober 2007 | Neal Boortz
    HILLARY'S INCOME TRANSFER SCHEME You've heard the latest, haven't you? This one came out last Friday afternoon. Hillary (please sit down) wants for the federal government to "give" every baby born in America a $5,000 account that can start growing and earning interest so that by the time this kid turns 18 they'll have money to go to college. No .. I'm not kidding. She actually came out with this idea at a speech before a Congressional Black Caucus forum. It's a brand new entitlement program, courtesy of Hillary Clinton. Just think about it! Download a baby, and presto!, the...
  • Panel kills immigrant tuition bill

    02/15/2007 6:24:03 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies · 561+ views
    Panel kills immigrant tuition bill Measure aimed to prohibit Va. rate for illegals By Aaron Kessler | 964-5476 Thursday, February 15, 2007 RICHMOND - A bill to prohibit illegal immigrants from paying in-state tuition rates at Virginia’s public colleges and universities has been killed by a Senate subcommittee. The measure, sponsored by Del. Jack Reid, R-Henrico, would have barred anyone unlawfully residing in the state from being granted in-state tuition. Reid said the bill was an attempt to bring Virginia “in line with the federal law” on immigration, and that it would keep in-state slots available for “legal Virginia...
  • Kaine requested to rethink police authority

    01/25/2007 7:18:35 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies · 250+ views
    Kaine requested to rethink police authority By: Andrew Perkinson 01/23/2007 RICHMOND -- Attorney General Bob McDonnell urged Gov. Tim Kaine (D) to rethink his decision not to seek additional immigration authority for state police investigating violent crimes. Kaine previously had dismissed an increased authority option, saying it would cost the state too much money. "I am renewing my request to the governor in the interest of adhering to the rule of law and providing for additional public safety for our citizens of Virginia," McDonnell said in a press conference Jan. 17. In addition, Sen. Jay O'Brien (R-Clifton) and Del. Tom...
  • TBI probing alleged vote buying

    10/06/2006 2:53:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 318+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 10/6/6 | staff
    Authorities are conducting a criminal probe into allegations of vote buying by two people — including a county commissioner — in Union County. Eighth Judicial District Attorney General William Paul Phillips said Friday the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the election activities of Union County Commissioner Charlie Cox and another person he wouldn’t identify. "We had allegations concerning Mr. Cox, the county commissioner, and the other allegations had to do with another individual," Phillips said. Phillips said the initial information had nothing to do with the contested 8th Judicial District public defender’s office race. Leif Jeffers, who lost...