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Archive for 18 June 2010
The Obama administration will file suit to challenge Arizona’s immigration law, an official told Fox News on Friday.
The confirmation comes after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an interview with a TV station in Ecuador earlier this month that the administration would challenge the law in court, though officials had long said the issue was under review.
Administration officials initially would not confirm Clinton’s statement. But an official told Fox News on Friday that while the review is still underway, the decision has already been made that a Department of Justice suit will be filed. The administration at this point is just building its case.
The ‘administration’ is so full of male bovine excrement, they stink up the whole country! Wanna know what I think? I think every rational legal citizen of the United States of America should sue the pants off the federal government for FAILING to protect the nation from invaders!
These people don’t give a tinker’s good g-damn about the citizens of this country. They are against damn near everything the majority of the people want. They are FOR everything the citizens are against. There is something REAL wrong with this scenario. They no longer reflect the needs of the nation. They do not represent those who elected them to office. They need to be removed. They MUST be removed!
No one wants their interference, yet they continue on their merry way, defying We, The People. The FCC is working to take over the internet, even though they have no legal, or Constitutional right to do so. We are going to be FORCED to put our health and well being into the hands of some federal bureaucracy, even though they have no legal, or Constitutional right to do so. The EPA, in all it’s feckless idiocy, makes it more difficult to deal with the worst ecological disaster this country has known, even though it has no Constitutional right to interfere. The list goes on and on.
I fear, if these people are not removed from office, have their power taken away, then there may very well be a Second American Revolution.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
While reading through HR 5175, I came across this little titdbit:
Sec. I, (c)
(4) The Federal Government has broad constitutional power to protect American interests and sovereignty from foreign interference and intrusion.
(5) Congress has a clear interest in minimizing foreign intervention, and the perception of foreign intervention, in United States elections.
Really? Then why isn’t Congress making sure the country is NOT being invaded by foreign nationals? Why did Congress applaud a foreign leader when he insulted the American people for wanting to prevent ‘foreign interference and intrusion’?
Now, I realize this bill is about so called campaign finance reform, but it does beg the question….why is Congress so full of hypocrites? Just askin’.
Don’t you find it interesting that the same people who vote to take over your lives, and spend our grandchildren into oblivion, can’t be bother to vote FOR cutting wasteful spending? Not surprising, but extremely interesting. This tells me they don’t give a happy crap about your grandchildren, or even their own, for that matter. Just tells me they enjoy power so much, they don’t realize they are going to lose it in the not too distant future.
Bank of America Corp. and other banks are preparing new fees on basic banking services as they try to replace revenue lost to regulatory rules, in a push that is expected to spell an end to free checking accounts for many Americans.
Free checking accounts, which have been widely available for more than a decade, have been a boon to middle-class consumers and attracted low-income customers to the banking system for the first time.
Customers will likely be required to pay new monthly maintenance fees on the most basic accounts that don’t generate a lot of activity. To avoid a fee, customers will have to maintain certain account balances or frequently use other banking services, such as credit and debit cards, automated teller machines and online accounts.
Well, I guess I’ll have to just close my checking account, since I rarely use it, and see NO point in paying for the fecklessness of others. What about those poor minimum wager earners? You know the ones that the left insist on keeping in poverty. Will there be exemption for those who earn under a certain amount annually?
Bank of America customers who only want a low-volume checking account will likely be asked to pay for it. Fees will likely be waived for customers who keep their balances high, use bank credit cards or tap its investment advisers. Bank executives declined to discuss specifics of the plan saying it is still being formulated.
Where’s the logic in this? Why not just say the folks who spend themselves into debt, are obliged to the bank, who get free checking? Those who only use their checking accounts to pay their bills, don’t have a bunch of bank cards, and who, like me, don’t use ATMs, will be charged for the ‘privilege’ of having a checking account at that particular bank?
Banks say they stand to lose billions of dollars in revenue from separate new restrictions on credit cards and overdraft transactions that were announced earlier this year. They could lose even more from legislation winding its way through Congress. The Senate version of the financial industry overhaul bill, currently being reconciled with the House version, contains an amendment that could limit fees banks charge to merchants for debit-card transactions.
Once again, the entity that can’t balance their own checkbook, is forcing regulations down the throat of financial institutes, doing more damage. Where do they get this authority? Reading through Article I, Section 8, which lays out the powers of Congress, I didn’t see anything relating to them being able to make laws telling anyone how to run their business. Maybe I’m missing something.
Read the whole thing, and help me out here. Obviously, Congress is so smart, the rest of us just don’t get it. /snark
A wedding ring on Dad’s finger is more than a symbol of his commitment to Mom. It also proves to be the ultimate anti-poverty weapon for their children. Now that’s something to celebrate and encourage this Father’s Day. It’s fitting on Sunday to honor all the fathers who strive to keep that commitment, even when they grow weary.
“The principal cause of child poverty in the U.S. is the absence of married fathers in the home,” Robert Rector, senior research fellow in domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, writes in a new paper. “Marriage is a powerful weapon in fighting poverty. Being married has the same effect in reducing poverty as adding five to six years to a parent’s education level.”