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…not the country they were charged with protecting, nor the oath they swore to do so.
We need to wipe the slate clean! Those who have been fighting to protect our God given rights, cut federal spending, and uphold their oaths of office can be re-elected. The rest NEED TO GO! The control of the government should be in the hands of law abiding, Constitution supporting, citizens. Few in Congress fall into that category. They not only get paid a fat salary, but a LOT of perks you and I will never see.
I see Congress and the administration as ticks. Blood suckers that must be burned out, because heaven knows, they have truly buried themselves into our skin. In other words, they have more control of your life than you do! They have created parasites, like them, who feel entitled to live on YOUR hard earned money, even though the amount you earn may be less than what you need to live a reasonably comfortable life without falling into debt.
If we have to use crowbars to remove them out of their overstuffed, taxpayer funded, comfy seats, then so be it. WE MUST put a stop to the feckless weasels and their reckless spending!
6 Reasons Why the National Debt Keeps Rising
Josh Shepherd – The Foundry
Out-of-control spending by Congress and the Obama Administration has once again maxed out the latest debt limit—a nearly $17 trillion burden that harms job growth, gives special interests a pass, and lowers American families’ personal income.
Inspired by Dave Ramsey’s recent post “6 Reasons People Stay in Debt,” we compiled six reasons why Members of Congress, the Obama Administration, and others in Washington avoid the path to financial stability in favor of big spending…
Rafael Cruz at Free The People this past July.
Shared by Blueish in comments.
5 Ways Obama Has Trampled the Constitution
Elizabeth Slattery & Rich Tucker – The Foundry
Today, the Constitution turns 226 years old. Let’s not forget it states that the President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”
The Obama Administration has done the opposite, turning the law on its head and ignoring constitutional limitations on its power.
Here are five of the Administration’s largest violations:
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires that businesses employing 50 or more full-time employees must provide health insurance or pay a fine per uncovered employee. The law schedules this mandate to begin in January 2014. Yet the Administration has already announced that it will put this requirement on hold.
Meanwhile, Congress explicitly considered and rejected proposed amendments to Obamacare that would have created a specific allowance for a congressional health insurance subsidy in the exchanges, and indeed, such an exemption is illegal. But the Administration told Members of Congress and their staffers that it would give them a generous taxpayer-funded subsidy just the same.
Obamacare won’t work as written, and the Administration is just seizing power unilaterally to rewrite it.
This is getting repetitive! What’s worse is that there still quite a few in Congress that don’t believe they have the power to defund this fiasco! Have the reps in the House even read the Constitution? Do they know what’s in it?
Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 – No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
It’s really quite simple. When the House dickers over the appropriations bills, they conveniently leave out any funding for Obamacare! Voila! Problem solved!
To be blunt, this is a criminal enterprise that MUST be stopped in its tracks! Yes, we have issues, of Obama’s making…as usual…with Syria; no one has been brought to justice for the murder of four Americans in Benghazi; the IRS has targeted too many groups to name, mostly of the RIGHT leaning persuasion; the feds are spying on the citizens, rather like the Nazis and Soviets, and then we have this disastrous piece of crap they have the audacity to call ‘affordable’ and ‘health care’? Contrary to what those inside the Beltway want to believe, we are NOT a nation of idiots! But then again, perhaps we are, since we keep sending the same tired old names to supposedly represent us, and few actually DO!
10 Ways Obamacare Isn’t Working
Chris Jacobs – The Foundry
Obamacare is an unworkable law.
It’s obvious because the Administration keeps trying to “fix” it—to no avail. It has delayed parts of the law, ignored others, and carved out exemptions for its political allies.
1. WAIVERS: The Administration established a legally questionable program of temporary waivers when firms announced they were considering dropping coverage rather than comply with the law’s costly requirements. Even though more than half of the recipients of these waivers were members of union plans, many union leaders are still not satisfied—they want another waiver, to receive taxpayer-funded subsidies for their employer-provided coverage.
2. ILLEGAL TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES FOR CONGRESS: Last month, following heavy lobbying from leaders in both parties—and an intervention from President Obama himself—the Administration issued a rule regarding coverage for Members of Congress and their staffs, who will retain their taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies in the exchanges. Unfortunately, as previous research has documented, the Administration had no legal basis on which to make this ruling.
Why bother having any laws at all? Hey…if you’re Obama, they don’t count, so why should WE bother obeying them? We’ve had the Chicago ‘thug culture’ in D.C. for nearly 5 years now, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t see anything I learned about our nation in practice anymore. Who cares what damage is being done to the country, to the future generations that have to pay the price of the current criminals in charge. If Obama wants it, he will get it, even if it means destroying everyone in his path to get it, and that includes US…WE, The People.
I thought perhaps we could survive the rest of his term, if Congress had the cajones to put the breaks on his reckless actions. If we had a Congress that had more testosterone, maybe, but since we don’t….. We may never recover from 8 years of Barack Hussein Obama, and that makes me both sad, and extremely angry!
We have three branches of power, written into the U.S. Constitution, with limitations. Sadly, it’s gotten difficult to see the difference in any of them. They have all melded into one huge, over bloated, ‘seat of power’, never intended by our Founders. Career politicians who refuse to give up their power and perks, and get rich off the backs of us poor ‘working stiffs’, shafting us with their dreams of the ultimate ‘utopia’.
Yes…I’m quite angry, and putting into words is quite difficult when such anger is overwhelming. Two thirds of both the House and the Senate could put a stop to these shenanigans, but as I said….no testosterone, and many who actually hate this country, and her CITIZENS, as much as Obama.
He is NOT a king, and we are NOT his subjects! And the sooner people wake up to that fact, the sooner we can stop the damage, and pray we can reverse it, without bloodshed!
(Read The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic)
Obama Grants Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Without Congress
Jessica Zuckerman – The Foundry
Congress hasn’t passed immigration legislation, but that hasn’t stopped President Obama from issuing directives that grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.
Last week, the Obama Administration issued the latest in a line of policy directives granting amnesty by default. This latest directive instructs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials not to enforce immigration laws in cases where an illegal alien is the primary provider for any minor child—regardless of the child’s immigration status—or the parent or guardian of a child who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
What happens without God?
With conditions continuing to deteriorate in Syria, the Obama administration is making a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow thousands of new Syrian refugees into the United States, The Cable has learned.
The numbers are relatively small: just 2,000 refugees, compared to an estimated two million people who have fled Syria during the civil war. But it’s a significant increase from the 90 or so Syrian refugees who have been permanently admitted to the U.S. in the last two years. And it’s not entirely uncontroversial. The refugees, mostly women and children, will be screened for terrorist ties — a process that could take a year or more to complete.
Unlike previous efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to give temporary protected status to Syrians already in the United States, the State Department effort will bring in Syrians from overseas for permanent resettlement in America.
I have as much compassion for the plight of people in a ware torn nation as the next person, but I don’t see ol’ Obama doing a DAMN thing to help the Christians in these countries that are being slaughtered by the hundreds. Has he offered THEM a safe haven? Nope! He doesn’t want Christians coming here. Those same folks who have the same values as the majority of this country, not to mention the Founders. He wants muzzies so he can continue the destruction of our nation that was FOUNDED on the Judeo-Christian values and belief system. You know the one that considers life precious, and doesn’t murder and maim in the name of their false god.
We’re broke, people are taking whatever job they can find, if they can find one, and usually it’s only part time, and this dipwad is giving OUR money to a bunch of murderous thugs for a fake celebration to a fake god and his fake prophet? This has GOT to stop. The man is totally enamored of the murderers, and cares NOTHING for those who are in dire straights right here in his back yard!
Let’s face it! Obama was not raised with Judeo-Christian values. He was not raised by people who loved this nation, but by communists who were hell bent on destroying her, and those are the ‘values’ he brought to the Oval Office. This is NOT a person who should be in the White House, much less a dog catcher. Oh, that’s right…the muzzies hate dogs. I wonder what happened to Bo? Hmmm…
Reality snap! The U.S. Constitution and the so called muzzie holy book do NOT mesh! There will be no assimilating into our culture. No, these people are trying to CHANGE our culture to match their third world barbarism! This will not….MUST not….stand!
What a freakin’ joke! Laws don’t mean diddly anymore, so I reckon I don’t have to obey them either. Oh…wait…I’m legal, I obey the laws, to the best of my ability, and yet… our elected representatives INVITE criminals into our country who don’t give a damn about our laws? Does anyone else see a MAJOR problem here?? They don’t obey them….why should I? Oh, that’s right…because I obey GOD’S laws, which our Constitution was based on, even though there are way to many people who fail to remember that little tidbit!
Congress has limited powers. Turning criminals into non-criminals, with the stroke of a pen, is NOT ONE OF THEM! The administration, and I’m not talking about just the Obama administration…I’m including previous ones as well, have over stepped their bounds on a regular basis. Either the legislative branch leads the executive branch around by the nose, or visa versa. Either way, we have created a monster by our lack of attention. What we have created is a body of anti-Constitutional criminals. This has been a danger for our once great Republic. And an FYI, the Supreme Court does NOT have the final say…in ANYTHING! Nor does any other federal court!
Obama has gone around the world, apologizing for our nation, even though we owe NO ONE an apology. What he should be doing is apologizing to US! As should BOTH houses of Congress! We have laws, on the books, passed by previous Congress’, signed by previous presidents, and yet, we have a current Congress, and a current president that blatantly ignore those laws.
I’m real sorry that there are an estimated 2.8 million children (likely, that number is a LOT higher) brought into this country by their criminal parents, risking their children’s lives to steal from those who would come here legally. Steal? Yes…STEAL! Due to the actions of those criminals, those who would LIKE to come to our country, legally, become citizens, and assimilate, are unable to due to the reckless politics of our so called ‘law enforcement. Not the border security, who are not allowed to do their jobs, and risk their lives daily, not the cop on the street, but the big cheeses who ignore the law, and allow criminals to run rough shod over our citizens. With so many illegals, who refuse to learn the language, and are doing their utmost to turn our country into their third world hell holes, there is no room for the well educated, high tech types, who would actually CONTRIBUTE something positive to our nation. Instead, our government is kowtowing to a bunch of third world thugs, marching in the streets, waving THEIR country’s flags, while denying LEGAL citizens services due to the lack of funds, thanks to those criminals.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m of the mind that either Congress obeys OUR laws, or we get rid of the WHOLE shebang, and start from scratch! They are NOT upholding their oaths of office, and are showing more loyalty to foreigners than they are to the citizens they swore to protect!
To add insult to injury, there isn’t even a freakin’ BILL on the table! All the while, they are selling US a bill of goods! Perhaps they should go back a few years and watch School House Rock, and remember how the whole process works?
A Backdoor Path to Amnesty?
Rob Bluey – The Foundry
Members of Congress have debated various versions of the DREAM Act more than 30 times over the past dozen years. They’ll do so again today, possibly setting the stage for a backdoor path to amnesty in the U.S. House.
Although no bill text is available — and might not be until after the August recess — a Judiciary Committee panel will hold a hearing this afternoon addressing the immigration status of an estimated 2.8 million illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children.
President Obama, as he’s done often, decided to sidestep Congress last year to implement aspects of the DREAM Act using executive action. The administration deferred, for two years, the removal of certain illegal immigrants.
The issue resurfaced earlier this year in the Senate’s Gang of Eight amnesty bill. And now it appears the House is preparing to introduce its own legislation as part of its piece-by-piece approach to immigration reform.
The House proposal, tentatively called the Kids Act, is the work of two Virginia Republicans: Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte. Last week, Heritage called on the lawmakers to make text of the legislation available so the public can examine it in the context of other immigration proposals. They said it wasn’t written yet.
To put it bluntly…..BULLSHIT!!
Laurie Iacuzza walked to her waiting car at the Greater Rochester International Airport after returning from a trip and that’s when she found it — a notice saying her car was inspected after she left for her flight. She said, “I was furious. They never mentioned it to me when I booked the valet or when I picked up the car or when I dropped it off.”
Iacuzza’s car was inspected by valet attendants on orders from the TSA. But why only valet parked cars? That’s what News10NBC wanted to ask the TSA director about. We reached him by phone.
Berkeley Brean asked, “Are the cars in the short term lots and long term lots getting searched as well?”
John McCaffery, TSA, said, “No, those vehicles that are in the garage, short term long term parking, even if they carry pretty large amounts of explosives, they would not cause damage to the front of the airport. But for those who use the valet, the car could be there for a half hour or an hour so there is a vulnerability.”
News10NBC went to the valet parking and one of the attendants showed us the notice they put in the cars.
We asked, “You’re required, they tell you, you have to search the car?” Valet Parking Attendant Frank Dettorre said, “I have to do it.”
Why don’t they just wipe their collective asses with the U.S. Constitution? I mean, after all, they are doing it figuratively already, so why not make it a public spectacle? Come right out in the open, prove what we, who are paying attention that is, already know! We no longer live in the United States of America, at one time, the shining light for freedom around the world. Nope, this ain’t the U.S. of A. that so many fought and died to protect and preserve. This is something altogether different. This is EVIL!
Profile those who would do harm to the people of this country, and leave the rest of us the hell alone! Take your PC BS and shove it where the sun don’t shine, and I don’t give a damn who gets offended!
Just when did WE give the TSA so much authority? I don’t recall that ever happening. I don’t recall ever voting for any TSA representative. I don’t remember giving my so called elected representatives the authority to violate the 4th Amendment, or any other amendment, for that matter!
ENOUGH! Muzzies don’t like it? Too freakin’ bad! Got back to the third world hell hole you came from cuz you sure as hell aren’t wanted here! Oh yes, I do believe in freedom OF religion, but since Islam isn’t a religion, you don’t have the freedom to shovel your shit here!
Yes, I’m just a WEE bit PISSED OFF!!
Some people can’t seem to understand why anyone would support marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Indeed, Justice Anthony Kennedy argued last week that the only reason Congress had for passing the Defense of Marriage Act was to “disparage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” others. Justice Kennedy says we’re denying dignity to people in same-sex relationships.
But it is his ruling that denies dignity to those who don’t think a same-sex relationship is a marriage. His ruling denies dignity to the millions of Americans and their elected officials who have voted to pass laws that tell the truth about marriage.
The rhetoric from the Court attacking the goodwill of the majority of Americans—who know marriage is the union of a man and a woman—is not helpful. The marriage debate will continue, and all Americans need to be civil and respectful.
When your buddy wanders into a bank, pulls out a gun, and demands the teller turn over his/her stash of cash, and you’re waiting outside with the motor running, you are just as guilty of bank robbery as the person who pulled the gun. It’s called a criminal. Driving the getaway car makes you a criminal, too. Well, that’s what the Senate is doing! They are driving the getaway car after a crime has been committed. In this case, it’s 11 MILLION criminals, and 68 senators are driving the getaway bus. Sadly, even Tennessee has to suffer through the RINO invasion, as both our senators voted for amnesty for criminals. This makes them criminals as well.
Sixty eight senators, who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, and the laws of the land, violated that oath when they voted FOR this sham of a bill. We won’t forget.
5 Immigration Questions for Members of Congress
James Carafano & Jessica Zuckerman – The Foundry
It’s July 4 week, which means Members of Congress are at home in their districts. As you head to your nearest town hall meeting, take these questions for your Representative. Below, we also provide the real answers you should be listening for.
1. Since the Senate-passed bill doesn’t require the flow of illegal immigrants to stop, how can you say this approach secures the border?
No one can make that promise. The Senate bill, S.744, throws tens of billions of dollars at the problem and calls for meeting arbitrary security standards, but it doesn’t guarantee that illegal immigration will stop.
Also, many of the bill’s “requirements,” such as 700 miles of border fencing and new border patrol agents, would not commence immediately but over time. As with current immigration laws, some provisions would end up being ignored or waived.
S.744 contains no guarantee that the government would keep its promises of more security and enforcement. Even if it did, it wouldn’t even come close to stopping illegal immigration. We’d revisit this debate again within 20 years.
Honestly, with a very few exceptions, I’m so flippin’ disgusted with the lot of ‘em, I’m at the point where, come hell or high water, they ALL need to go! We need to start from scratch…AGAIN! Kick the whole bunch, legislative, DEFINITELY the executive, judicial, and all the damn alphabets, to the curb! The good ones, that have stuck with their oaths…which are few and far between, we can keep to help get our Constitutional Republic back where it belongs. The rest of ‘em? Not one penny in benefits! Let them struggle the same way we have been struggling because of their criminal activities. Some need to be behind bars!! Physical labor to earn their keep! Cleaning sewers might be a good job for them, since they’ve dished out so much chit! We are past the point of tolerance! Stop wasting OUR money!!
The House of Second Chances
Amy Payne – The Foundry
The farm bill died in the House—but could it live again?
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is reportedly pushing to split up the old farm bill and take food stamps out of it.
The Heritage Foundation has argued that it didn’t make sense to combine the bloated food stamp program with farm-related programs in the first place. It is supposed to be the “farm” bill, after all. And with food stamp costs doubling under President Obama, it’s a program that deserves a careful look on its own.
Splitting up the bill is the first step toward reforming both food stamp and farm spending. In a new paper, Heritage experts Daren Bakst and Rachel Sheffield write that “The House now has a second chance to pass a farm bill that benefits taxpayers, farmers, and food stamp recipients.”