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The Heritage Foundation Speaks Out Against Welfare

"It’s tempting to say the welfare state is expanding because the economy is weak, but the fact is that the recession isn’t the problem here.

Before the current recession, combined federal and state spending on food stamps nearly doubled. Under the Bush administration, it rose from $19.8 billion in 2000 to $37.9 billion in 2007. Since taking office, the Obama administration has more than doubled spending on food stamps again: Spending rose from $39 billion in 2008 to a projected $85 billion in 2012. Even after adjusting for inflation and population growth, food stamp spending is now nearly twice the level of any previous recession.

Instead of providing a “hand up,” food stamps is a fossilized program that, except for greatly increased costs, has changed little since its inception in the early years of the War on Poverty. It remains, basically, a “handout.”

For example, the program was largely unaffected by the welfare reform legislation of 1996, which replaced Aid to Families with…

Ben Stein Has It Right

WE'VE FIGURED HIM OUT!
By Ben Stein


"Why was President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed? Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. (Pig in a poke means: an offering or deal that is foolishly accepted without being examined first. A poke means sack.)

They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

They ignored his anti-white writings in his books.

They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student.

They ignored his ultra-left record as a "community organizer," Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his comp…

What's Really Wong In America!

'NUF SAID!

The Muppets Endorse Gay Marriage and Bash Chick-Fil-A

"The Jim Henson Co., owner of the widely promoted Muppets characters, says it won’t be working with Chick-fil-A any more based on the statement of Christian faith from the restaurant chief that he does not endorse homosexual marriage. “The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversityand inclusiveness for over 50 years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A (sic) that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors,” said a Facebook statement from the company. “Lisa Henson, our CEO, is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A (sic) to GLAAD [ a homosexual promotion organization].” But one had to read only a few lines in the comments section of the Facebook posting for the crux of the issue became focused. “I love the double standard that Jim Henson’s company is expressing by not … accepting Christians’ belief in the biblical definition of marriage,” wrote Valorie Phillips. Added Michele Spara…

Obama: Check Your Own House First

"While President Obama exhorts Americans to support tax hikes on high income individuals, families and businesses, he could stand to look inside the halls of the White House for some extra revenue.
Andrew Malcolm over at Investor's Business Daily points us to the hard numbers: three dozen Obama executive advisers and aides owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes - and federal workers as a whole owe the IRS $3.4 billion in unpaid taxes. A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama's executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven't paid any share, let alone their fair share.
Previous reports have shown how well-paid Obama's White House staff is, with 457 aides pulling down more than $37 million last year. That's up seven workers and nearly $4 million from the Bush administration's last year. Nearly one-third of Obama's aides make …

Another Executive Order You Missed

It seems Obama signs an executive order everyday clandestinely and in most deceptive ways. It is rare that Americans know about these orders at all. They have no clue how he is allowing government to take over Americans liberties, freedoms, land, money, religious preferences, our independence to choose, and our homes. Here's what he has been up to lately:


On May 1st, President Barack Obama signed a new Executive Order which opens the door for the United States to give up economic and environmental sovereignty through the promotion of a single international regulatory system.
This regulatory system would seek to gobally streamline cooperation between nations for trade, environmental, and legislative processes on the international stage. Section 1. Policy. Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review), states that our regulatory system must protect public health, welfare, safety, and our environment while promoting economic growth, innovation, c…

Thomas Sowell On Unions

"The most fundamental fact about labor unions is that they do not create any wealth. They are one of a growing number of institutions which specialize in siphoning off wealth created by others, whether those others are businesses or the taxpayers. There are limits to how long unions can siphon off money from businesses, without facing serious economic repercussions. The most famous labor union leader, the legendary John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers from 1920 to 1960, secured rising wages and job benefits for the coal miners, far beyond what they could have gotten out of a free market based on supply and demand. But there is no free lunch. An economist at the University of Chicago called John L. Lewis "the world's greatest oil salesman." His strikes that interrupted the supply of coal, as well as the resulting wage increases that raised its price, caused many individuals and businesses to switch from using coal to using oil, leading to reduced employment of c…

A Message For Americans

'Nuf Said

What Happened to "The Fair Share?"

Poorer Schools Not Getting Fair Share of Funding(National Center for Policy Analysis)"Loopholes in federal education law have allowed districts to funnel more state and local money to wealthy schools at the expense of their low-income counterparts, according to a new report released by the Education Department.  Districts are required to maintain financial parity between their schools by federal law to prevent such a phenomenon.  However, the loophole that is currently being exploited allows districts to exclude teacher salaries from calculations, says the Washington Times. More than 40 percent of low-income schools don't get their "fair share," the report says, despite federal requirements that districts spend "comparable" amounts of money at poorer schools eligible for Title 1 funding.Poor schools that are underfunded often attempt to make up the budget gap by reducing programs and benefits for disabled or disadvantaged children.The average district could…

Obama's Second Term Looks Like This

Here are a few highlights of dozens and dozens of second term plans uncovered in Aaron Klein's new expose, Fool Me Twice, of what Obama has in store for America should he be re-elected:


An expansive, de facto amnesty program for illegal aliens via executive order and interagency directives linked with a reduction in the capabilities of the U.S. Border Patrol and plans to bring in untold numbers of new immigrants with the removal of caps on H-1B visas and green cards.Government-funded, neighborhood-based programs to better integrate the newly amnestied immigrants into society, including education centers and healthcare centers. A “federal solution” to ensure that the amnestied immigrants are treated “equitably” across the United States.The recreation of a 21st century version of FDR’s Works Progress Administration program within the Department of Labor that would oversee a massive new bureaucracy and millions of new federal jobs;Specific plans for a National Infrastructure Bank. Thi…

Only in Obama's America

1) Only in Obama's America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich
at a $40,000+ a plate campaign fund raising event.

2) Only in Obama's America could people claim that the government still
discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President,
a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is
black. 12% of the population is black. (So, the blacks have 50% more
people on federal payrolls than their fair share based on total
population)

3) Only in Obama's America could we have had the two people most responsible
for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury
Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means
Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher
taxes.

4) Only in Obama's America can we have terrorists kill people in the name of
Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims
might be harmed by the backlash.

5) Only in Obama's America would we make pe…

The hypocrisy of it all!

The Administration of President Barack Obama warned the world against gay and lesbian discrimination Tuesday, saying the United States will use foreign assistance as well as diplomacy to back the Administration’s belief that it is a basic human right to be a homosexual. But, Obama and his administration will send money, hand over fist annually, to countries that hate us and are willing to lie, cheat, and kill us.


There seems to a disconnect in the thought processes of Obama and his minions. On one hand, they are backing a one human right and, at the same time, encouraging negating another human right, life! I find this incomprehensible. I find this type of mental masturbation despicable, hypocritical, and insane bordering on the psychotic.


What is wrong with this man? 
What is wrong with the lemmings that go along with his perverted views and policies?


Hasn't anyone but me wondered why there are some many politicians often following this same sick mantra so much spoken by Obama? He sp…

Tariffs, A Good Thing ???

Some people believe that since lower income jobs overseas are stealing jobs from America and therefore a tariff on their products should be levied to equal the playing field.

This is portion of an article discussing tariffs and if they are a good thing to embark upon.

"If the Chinese lower their prices (for what ever reason), it is to our benefit. If people see the low prices and say, “it’s taking away our jobs,” they are looking at it wrong. What low Chinese prices do is give us products at a lower cost and leave more money in our pockets to spend on other goods. If we produce flatware in the United States for $20, and we can get flatware from China for $5, then buying the Chinese product leaves us $15 for a book and perhaps lunch at McDonald’s. 


When the tariff is introduced that makes Chinese flatware $20, the government has effectively deprived the book industry and the McDonald’s Corp. of our patronage and reduced their bottom line. Our national industry is stifled, because we…

It's Not Just One Tax, Folks!!

Recently, SCOTUS played another role in what I think is steering the United States down the slippery slope to socialism. That happened when SCOTUS voted Obamacare was a “tax” — not healthcare — that, in five justices’ opinion, did not violate the U.S. Constitution. As a result, Americans will have to pony up for 21 higher and/or additional taxes. Here they are: A 156 percent increase in the Federal excise tax on tobaccoObamacare Individual Mandate Excise TaxObamacare Employer Mandate TaxObamacare Surtax on Investment IncomeObamacare Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance PlansObamacare Hike in Medicare Payroll TaxObamacare Medicine Cabinet TaxObamacare HSA Withdrawal Tax HikeObamacare Flexible Spending Account Cap — aka “Special Needs Kids Tax”Obamacare Tax on Medical Device ManufacturersObamacare “Haircut” for Medical Itemized Deduction from 7.5 percent to 10 percent of adjusted gross incomeObamacare Tax on Indoor Tanning ServicesObamacare elimination of tax deduction for employ…

71% Disapprove of Obama on the Economy — Gallup Poll

Have you really heard anything positive from Obama or his campaign. Think about it. Have you heard anything about the success of any of his policies or legislation that is positive for America.
I'll save you the time thinking.
A resounding NO, Nope, Squat, NADA, Negatory,etc.

His campaign is to be a purely negative one from here on in.
He has absolutely nothing to present to America to show he deserves another 4 years.
He will state the "inequalities" that are threatening the Middle Class that has been decimated by his policies.
He will talk about dividing the pie, redistribution of wealth, promote class warfare, try to create unrest and social     division even among you and your neighbors, a divide and conquer mentality.
He will tell Americans how the exceptionalism of America has "eroded", but he will not give any solutions because he and his administration are the main problem.
He has no solutions.
He will insist that "It must pass, Now!"
He will …

Biden's Vison of Republicans is Exactly Right

I don't know who is worse, Obama or Biden. We know Obama will lie and deceive and continuously spout falsified facts and figures despite most everyone knowing these numbers are dead wrong, but Biden is totally thoughtless, speaking with his tongue and lips neither being connected to the central nervous system. Every word out of his mouth is gibberish, 3 letter words being made up of 4, swearing on camera, asking paralyzed people to stand up, ie, I could go one forever. His last tirade was just recently as he thought he was lambasting the Republicans by stating they had "a social policy right out of the 50's."


Well, instead of dumping on the Republicans, he actually gave excellent credence to their policies. You see, this is what the social policies of the 50's were as described by Todd Starnes of Fox News:


"VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN SPEAKING AT A SEATTLE FUNDRAISER LAST NIGHT ATTACKED AMERICAN VALUES. ACCUSED REPUBLICANSOF HAVING A SOCIAL POLICY RIGHT OUT OF TH…