When Obama was a candidate in 2008 he had to occasionally pretend that he had a clue (and cared) about national and international issues. Once he became President, he could drop all that boring stuff and do what he loves to do--schmooze.
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Here is a (boring) blurb about Obama nominating someone to head the "World Bank":
Most Americans know little about the "Federal" Reserve, the World Bank, or the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The short description is that they are all a bunch of thieves.
And most Americans have no idea why our President gets to nominate the head of the World Bank (the above link explains that).
I don't know why I continue to be surprised how a federal government--that is led by a Socialist President--is spending taxpayers' money like it's their own private "stash," but now Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, admits that he spends $32,000 for each roundtrip weekend visit to his home in California. Panetta flys on an Air Force plane and the 27 trips home that he's taken in his 8 months in office have cost taxpayers a total of $860,000. Panetta says these trips home are important "just to get your mind straight and your perspective straight."
Panetta says he regrets the expenditures, but "A taxpayer would have to pick up those costs with any secretary of state or secretary of defense." Geez, I feel better now.
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Obama henchman, David Axelrod, on Fox News Sunday:
"The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead and an economy that continues down the road we're on."
Yep...that's about right. I really do hope they keep this up.
It seems that speech in the U.S. is only free when you are speaking in favor of the Obama administration. Liberal non-profit organizations such as Media Matters are insulated against the wrath of the power Obama has at his disposal. But such is not the case for conservative groups like the Tea Party.
Tea Party groups throughout the country applied for non-profit status under the IRS Code 501(c)(4). At least 80 of these groups have been sent what a former IRS agent describes as "unusually intrusive" questionnaires asking for unprecedented information such as volunteers' resumes and information about subscribers to Tea Party publications. The IRS is not just targeting the groups--Tea Party leaders are also being personally audited. One leader who works from home for a Southern California group has been notified that a team of IRS investigators will be sent to "inspect" his house.
Coincidence? Nope. It seems that seven Democrat senators (including Schumer and Franken) sent a letter to the IRS commissioner specifically asking for investigations into conservative groups.
Barack and Michelle Obama's 2011 tax forms have been made public and they reveal some interesting items. First, they have income of almost $790,000, but their effective tax rate was slightly over 20 percent. Many of us would love to pay that rate! I suppose Obama is trying to amplify the "rich don't pay their fair share" malarkey. Wouldn't they set a great example by saying "We want to pay our 'fair share' so we are foregoing itemized deductions"? But that doesn't fit with "the rules don't apply to liberal, ivy league-educated elites."
Another interesting item involves the purchase and sale of U.S. Treasury securities.
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You know things are bad for Obama when CBS publicizes the fact that the national debt has increased more during the 3 years and 2 months Obama has been in office than the 8 years of Bush's presidency.
CBS states that "The National Debt also now exceeds 100% of the nation's Gross Domestic Product, the total value of goods and services." The analogy would be that the interest on a person's credit cards is more than his/hers yearly income--just the interest--not counting the amount of the charges!
Over 1,600 UAW members will attend the National Community Action Program Legislative Conference this week in Washington, D.C. The UAW's website describes the conference as an opportunity to "discuss the union's legislative and political priorities for the coming year, meet with members of Congress to advocate on behalf of working families and prepare for the union's 2012 electoral campaign." One gets a pretty good idea of the UAW's "political priorities" by the list of scheduled speakers including President Obama, Barney Frank, and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.
This is bound to make some Ronulans very, very upset.
The gay libertarian tech investor Peter Thiel, enthusiast of post-national ocean states, backed the SuperPAC.
Honestly, I couldn't make this stuff up...even if I tried. See below the fold for the full story.
So Forbes magazine has determined that Warren Buffet's secretary--whom Obama put on display at the State of the Union Address--makes a salary of somewhere between $200,000 and $500,000. The publication took her publicized tax rate of 35% and compared it to the IRS tax tables to make that determination. Well, while beginning to compile the information for my own 1040, I couldn't help but to worry about how that poor secretary is paying more than twice the rate of her multi-billionaire boss. How does she survive? Then...
Definitely not something I expected to see headlining a page on the Ron Paul 2012 website. Similarly surprising was the statement that followed:
"As an Air Force veteran, Ron Paul believes national defense is the single most important responsibility the Constitution entrusts to the federal government."
Especially considering, as noted by Accuracy in Media, that Dr. Paul views accused traitor Bradley Manning as a "political hero" and a "true patriot." Nevermind the whole breaking of the law thing by leaking classified information. I'm guessing if you ask ten random people on the street if that sounds like a pro-America foreign policy, at least nine of them will laugh in your face. Thankfully, Ron Paul will not be the GOP nominee for president.
The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.
I wanted to know about Ron Paul's male ancestors. The sentence from Wikipedia "At age 5, Paul worked with his brothers in the basement of the family's home, checking hand-washed milk bottles for spots" got me thinking. So I went on Ancestry.com, and looked for the census records of his father and mother. I estimated his father was born around 1905 since at age 5 (1940) Ron Paul had older siblings. Sure enough the 1930 census had Howard Caspar Paul as being born about 1905.
Remember how Obama couldn't stop singing the praises of the Chevy Volt? Obama made the BIG announcement that every person who purchased a Volt would receive a $7,500 rebate--at taxpayers' expense. So guess how many Volts were sold in 2011. No, go ahead--take a guess. 30,000? Not even close. 20,000? Come on--stop fooling around. The car that Obama believes will change the future of the automotive business sold a grand total of 7,671 in 2011! The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has calculated that the total subsidies for the Volt could add up to $3 billion.