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  • Screaming Obama supporter: Vote for Obama because he gives out free phones

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

    09/27/2012 11:09:01 AM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 6 replies
    Time (Money Land) ^ | February 8, 2012 | Brad Ruttle
    Last year, a federal program paid out $1.6 billion to cover free cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts. The program, overseen by the FCC and intended to help low-income Americans, is popular for obvious reasons, with participation rising steeply since 2008, when the government paid $772 million for phones and monthly bills. But observers complain that the program suffers from poor oversight, in which phones go to people who don’t qualify, and hundreds of thousands of those who do qualify have more than one phone.
  • Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama Because He Gives A Free Phone!

    09/27/2012 8:53:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 113 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9-26-12 | TCRLAF
    Protester outside of Romney rally explains how Obama gives all minorities free phones and that is why they should vote for him. Cleveland Ohio, September 26, 2012
  • African Americans worse off under Obama

    09/27/2012 8:48:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Hailed upon his election as the final nail in racism's coffin, Barack Obama has not delivered the hoped-for renaissance in African American communities where life on multiple fronts has turned worse as the president has moved on to other pressing issues, according to a leading scholar on race. "Racial inequality continues to be an ugly sore festering in the heart of 21st century America, despite claims that it has become a post-racial society," according to Northwestern University professor Aldon Morris. "Social conditions for poor and working-class blacks have actually worsened since Obama took office," he wrote in the authoritative Contemporary...
  • Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone (Short Must-See Clip)

    09/27/2012 7:49:32 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09/26/2012 | RealFreedom1776
    Protester outside of Romney rally explains how Obama gives all minorities free phones and that is why they should vote for him. Cleveland Ohio, September 26, 2012
  • Antonovich: Illegal Aliens Cost County $100+ Mil. in June-July

    09/27/2012 7:06:13 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    SCVNews.com ^ | Sep 26, 2012 | Supervisor Mike Antonovich
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services reported that more than $100 million in welfare benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children in June and July alone, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The $100 million consists of nearly $40 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $70 million in food stamps — representing 22% of all CalWORKs and food stamp issuances in the County. At this rate, the projected annual cost is more than $625 million. “With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to...
  • The Moral Argument Must Be Made

    09/27/2012 3:31:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The Obama administration's policies are bad. Bad in the sense that the policies are morally corrupting. They take money and control away from people and give them to government bureaucrats, who then decide what should be done. The policies encourage people to be less responsible personally and to rely more on the government. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher argued that "socialism itself -- in all its incarnations, wherever and however it was applied -- was morally corrupting," Claire Berlinski wrote in "There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters" (Basic Books, 2008). "Socialism turned good citizens into bad...
  • Addicts in America

    09/26/2012 10:45:50 AM PDT · by arthurus · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 26 September 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Anyone who hasn't worked with addicts doesn't know how charming and persuasive they can be. The addict is the distilled ego focused on a single burning need. All the cleverness and intelligence of the human being, the attributes that we would ordinarily use to work, create, befriend and empathize, become tools for protecting the addiction and the supply ... becomes a death sentence. A death of the soul followed by the death of the body. While I sat there, trying to ignore the noises, the shrieks of pain, the pleas for help and the mumbles, the Republican Convention was beginning...
  • Bellefontaine Mayor Gets WIC Assistance (DemocRAT)

    09/26/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 26 replies
    WSYX ABC6, Columbus, Ohio ^ | 25 September 2012 | Reporter: Carol Luper, WSYX ABC6
    BELLEFONTAINE -- Mayor Adam Brannon of Bellefontaine posted on Facebook that his family is receiving food on the W.I.C. program. He was responding to Republican Presidential Candidate Mitch Romney's comment about the 47% of Americans. He tells ABC 6/FOX 28 his salary is under $27,000 and he qualifies for the poverty level help. W.I.C provides milk, cheese, fruits and cereals and is not food stamps. His job as Mayor is part-time, but he feels the people expect him to work full time, so he has given up other jobs. He was just re-elected, so he can't get a raise during...
  • Do Americans truly understand 'redistribution of wealth'?

    09/26/2012 6:14:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2012 | Virginia Prodan
    The recently uncovered tape of Obama addressing students at Loyola University in 1998 has produced an uproar. In the tape, Obama expressed his admiration for redistributive government programs: "I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution, because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot. How do we pool resources at the same time as we decentralize delivery systems in ways that foster competition, can work in the marketplace, and can foster innovation at the local...
  • Addicts In America

    09/25/2012 3:57:55 PM PDT · by radioone · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 9-25-12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Some nights ago I sat in an emergency room while a 19-year-old heroin addict was brought in. It was after midnight, the witching hour, on a weekend when the zombies and ghosts of the city's party circuit begin drifting in dressed in their best clothes, escorted by police officers, clutching bloodied rags to their faces or lying on stretchers and always at their articulate best. The girl came from a wealthy background and was articulate enough to hurriedly assemble her story. An addict since her teenage years, she had been clean for a while and never used anything but heroin,...
  • On Generosity and Justice

    09/25/2012 12:14:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles ^ | September 25, 2012 | Aryeh Cohen
    So what else is there to say about Mitt Romney's tax returns? I would suggest that we could learn at least two things from them. First, on a personal level, it seems that Mitt and Ann Romney are very generous people. They donated $4.02 million in charity in 2011 (out of $13.7 million of income) and $3 million in 2010 (out of $21.7 million in income). If these figures are accurate (and there is no reason to doubt them) the Romneys donated almost 30 percent of their 2011 income to charity, and 14 percent of their income in 2010. That...
  • Obama ‘Is The Food Stamp President and That’s Great!’

    09/25/2012 11:51:36 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    On June 21st, Peter B. Edelman, the Associate Dean of Georgetown Law gave an astonishing talk at a coffee shop in Washington D.C. where he praised Obama for record high food stamp and Medicaid dependency.
  • The 2012 election and the Obama/Romney divide

    09/24/2012 11:56:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Burlington County Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | Diana E. Sheets
    In Bill Clinton’s 21st-century rendering of the American Dream presented at the 2012 Democratic Convention, prosperity comes by means of “a nation of shared opportunities, shared responsibilities, shared prosperity, a shared sense of community.” That’s the Democratic narrative. Since the Civil Rights era, the essential question underlying Democratic Party governance has been the following: Is it the party of America and, by implication, that broad-based constituency we refer to as the middle class or is it the party of the disenfranchised? The catastrophe of Barack Obama’s administration is that he has forced the locus of the Democratic Party from the...
  • Full 1998 Obama Redistribution Tape: Obama Calls Welfare Recipients a “Majority Coalition”

    09/24/2012 8:33:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Macsmind ^ | 9/24/2012 | MacRanger
    Well NBC searched high an low for context on the 1998 Loyola Redistribution tape, but evidently didn’t go deep enough. The Daily Caller did. “The Daily Caller has obtained a complete audio recording of the October 19, 1998 Loyola College forum on community organizing and policymaking during which a future President Barack Obama said he favored the government redistribution of wealth. The audio demonstrates the context of that remark and reveals other far-left positions that Obama held as a state senator. Those positions encompass issues as wide-ranging as gun control, universal health care and welfare reform. Obama also said he...
  • Full audio of 1998 ‘redistribution’ speech: Obama saw welfare recipients as ‘majority coalition’

    09/24/2012 6:09:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Full audio of 1998 ‘redistribution’ speech: Obama saw welfare recipients as ‘majority coalition’ 4:39 AM 09/24/2012 The Daily Caller has obtained a complete audio recording of the October 19, 1998 Loyola College forum on community organizing and policymaking during which a future President Barack Obama said he favored the government redistribution of wealth. The audio demonstrates the context of that remark and reveals other far-left positions that Obama held as a state senator. Those positions encompass issues as wide-ranging as gun control, universal health care and welfare reform. Obama also said he viewed welfare recipients and “the working poor” as...
  • Virtually Everyone Has Missed What's Wrong With Romney's 47% Comment

    09/21/2012 6:51:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/21/2012 | Harry Binswanger, Contributor
    You’ve no doubt heard what Mitt Romney was captured on video saying to a group of potential donors to his campaign. Many are pillorying Romney for saying this, a few are defending him. But both his detractors and his defenders are missing what is really wrong with this statement: it ignores the role of ideas–particularly of moral ideas. Romney implies that people vote their pocketbooks, that people vote based only on their immediate financial interest, as they conceive it. But the majority of people simply do not behave in this way. In presidential elections, the majority vote according to what...
  • The Gaffe Game

    09/21/2012 5:50:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    Americans keep saying we want our politicians to level with us, tell us what they truly think, not just go down the familiar list of talking points, giving us the usual collection of platitudes and hoping to be all things to all people. But when a presidential candidate does come right out with it, and tell it with the bark off, we are shocked, shocked. The chattering class calls such statements gaffes and never tires of repeating them for their shock value -- rather than ask whether there might be some truth, even disturbing truth, behind the comments. It's so...
  • No Apologies Needed, Mitt

    09/21/2012 5:21:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Mitt Romney has conceded that his thoughts, expressed at that Boca Raton, Fla., fundraiser, were "not elegantly" stated. Those mocking him might concede he has tabled one of the mega-issues of our time. Can America continue down the path President Obama is taking us on, to a time soon and certain when a majority of wage-earners pay no income taxes but a majority of citizens receive federal benefits? "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," said Mitt, "the 47 percent who ... are dependent upon government, who believe that they are...
  • Mitt Video an Opportunity, Not a Scandal

    09/21/2012 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    So what about the Democrats' would-be tempest about Mitt Romney's alleged 47 percent gaffe? Is there any "there" there? Mitt's statement was made at a private fundraiser, where he was trying to explain that his message of reducing taxes would obviously not resonate with the 47 percent of Americans who are not paying income taxes. It's purely logical; you aren't going to entice those who aren't paying taxes with promises of lower taxes. The statement was hardly shocking or unique. For years, we've heard the axiom that once the body politic of any nation freely votes itself money from the...