Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Republicans Must Educate; House Votes to Cut Spending; to; UN Veto; Doctors and Their Fake Examinations; Obama Loves SEIU!; AFL-CIO Speaks to White House Daily; Dems Hiding Out Not to Get Paychecks Automatically; Obama Job Approval Rating at 21%

It's a roller-coaster ride!

As Examiner columnist and former U.S. Office of Personnel Management general counsel Hugh Hewitt wrote recently, "Forewarned is forearmed, and if the public is briefed again and again on the GOP's intention to keep the crucial parts of the government running, while allowing the shutdown of the EPA, the departments of education, labor and interior and various parts of health and human services (not Medicare, not the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not the Food and Drug Administration) the public will not only support the move, they will cheer it."
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2011/02/examiner-editorial-gop-can-cut-spending-without-closing-government#ixzz1EhCes0zv
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At the end of this column, you will find the source from which I am quoting, as usual.  The continuing resolution that passed the House just before dawn on Saturday was the final product of more than 60 hours worth of freewheeling, at times chaotic, debate on the House floor.
Here’s a list of some of these amendments (and the people who sponsored them):
  • To prohibit the use of federal funds to pay the salaries and expenses of the following “czars,” or special presidential advisers who are not required to go through the Senate confirmation process: Obama Care Czar, Climate Change Czar, Global Warming Czar, Green Jobs Czar, Car Czar, Guantanamo Bay Closure Czar, Pay Czar and Fairness Doctrine Czar. — Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.)
  • To prevent federal funds from being made available to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any of its affiliates. — Rep. Mike Pence (R., Ind.)
  • To eliminate $450 million in funding for the Alternate Engine, produced by GE-Rolls Royce, for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. — Rep. Tom Rooney (R., Fla.)
  • To prohibit the use of funds for the Overseas Comparability Pay Adjustment, an increase in pay for overseas Foreign Service Officers approved by President Obama under the supplemental appropriations bill in 2009. — Rep. Tom Reed (R., N.Y.)
  • To ban U.S. foreign aid to Saudi Arabia. — Rep. Anthon
  • To prohibit funds for UN construction within the United States. — Rep. Cliff Stearns (R., Fla.)
  • To prevent funds from being used to construct ethanol blender pumps or ethanol storage facilities. — Rep. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.)
  • To block funds for implementing a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Service, part of the President’s fiscal year 2012 budget request. — Rep. Ralph Hall (R., Texas)
  • To prohibits the use of funds for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. — Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R., Mo.)
  • To prohibits funds for a government sponsored “consumer products complaints database.” — Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.)
  • To restrict public funds from being used for the Presidential Election Campaign Fund or political party conventions. — Rep. Tom Cole (R., Okla.)
  • To block funding for the Federal Communications Commission to institute “Net Neutrality” rules.  — Rep. Greg Walden (R., Ore.)
  • To eliminate $1.5 million for the “Greening of the Capitol” initiative from the Legislative Branch section of the CR. — Rep. Ed Whitfield (R., Ky.)
  • To eliminate $42.6 million in funding from the United States Institute of Peace. — Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.)
  • To eliminate $10.7 million in funding for the East-West Center, an independent, public nonprofit that has historically not received funding in the Subcommittee bill. — Rep. Quico Canseco (R., Texas) http://amoraloutrage.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/open-process-gets-results/
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  • The Daily Caller writes about the UN:
  • Last week at the United Nations Security Council, America reluctantly vetoed a resolution attacking Israeli settlement expansion as illegal and an obstacle to peace that was pushed by Arab countries. But the American veto only came after the Palestinians rejected a compromise “presidential statement” that America was willing to support which would have lambasted Israeli settlements as illegitimate.
    Takeaway No. 1: Obama showed a willingness to attack Israel at the U.N.
    Takeaway No. 2: Kissing up to unsavory regimes while kicking friends fails again.

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Patriot Action Network opines: Claiming to be “sick” while protesting against the governor and Wisconsin taxpayers  and producing a false statement from a physician to receive sick pay for the time off, surely violates the teachers’ union contracts.   This could be grounds for dismissal.  Further, the doctors who are writing the false “medical permission” slips could be subject to professional misconduct under the state medical board rules.   It could also be that the physical/teacher collusion to defraud taxpayers of sick pay is a violation of state law.  Yet another doctor openly explained the scam to AOL News:

“Doctors from numerous hospitals set up a station near the Capitol to provide notes to explain public employees’ absences from work. Family physician Lou Sanner, 59, of Madison, said he had given out hundreds of notes. Many of the people he spoke with seemed to be suffering from stress, he said..”

“What employers have a right to know is if the patient was assessed by a duly licensed physician about time off of work,” Sanner said. “Employers don’t have a right to know the nature of that conversation or the nature of that illness. So it’s as valid as every other work note that I’ve written for the last 30 years.”

Here are the doctors who we know were writing “fake” medical excuses Saturday: http://www.patriotactionnetwork.com/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A3248206&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
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I just now heard on the radio the recording of this quote while the speaker was addressing the SEIU: "SEIU!!  SEIU!!!   We are going to go out there and show America that the time for change has come!  SEIU!!  I love you guys!"  [Now, just who said this and more?  You guessed it: Barack Obama.]
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Expose Obama reveals this video which shows the shocking level to which union bosses influence the Obama administration’s policies. AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka, whom Michelle Malkin describes as a man with a legacy of violence, states he has been in touch with the White House everyday and is present at meetings inside the White House several times a week. On the other hand, at least half-a-dozen members of his own Cabinet say Obama has never spoken with them in the two years of his administration to date. Video at the following website is convincing. [I'm sure this will be convincing evidence for those who believe Unions are taking too much from America.]  http://www.exposeobama.com/2011/02/22/video-of-the-day-union-boss-talks-with-white-house-everyday-cabinet-secretaries-never/?utm_source=Expose+Obama&utm_campaign=ec8058d0fd-EO_02_22_20112_22_2011&utm_medium=email
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(CNSNews.com) - Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the U.S. Department of Education, despite the fact that Wisconsin spends more per pupil in its public schools than any other state in the Midwest. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/two-thirds-wisconsin-public-school-8th-g
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Madison -- Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to make Democrats hiding out in Illinois come back to Wisconsin to pick up their paychecks.
The Senate Committee on Organization voted on a 3-2 party line vote, with Republicans voting in favor and Democrats against, to change Senate rules so that senators who miss two consecutive floor days can no longer have their paychecks dropped automatically into their bank accounts. The vote was taken by paper ballot, which allowed Democrats to cast their votes from out-of-state. http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/116686109.html
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American Thinker opines: I'm sure you'll be glad to hear that your tax dollars are being spent wisely by Michele Obama.

She has deep sixed her regular fashion expert and hired someone who is now drawing a government salary in the White House.
Koop is employed by the White House. It may be "unfashionable" to ask, but why does the First Lady need a taxpayer funded fashion consultant? [I, for one, think it is patently obvious.]
Nancy Reagan had a relationship with designers similar to Michele Obama's friendship with Goldman. The payoff for the designer was not in getting a taxpayer funded paycheck, but in seeing their designs worn by a highly visible celebrity.
I guess that's just not good enough for our nutritionist in chief. [Please! It is only we lowly citizens who must be on a budget, surely not our Michelle!]  http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/02/shakeup_in_first_ladys_fashion.html
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Just 21 percent of US voters strongly approve of the president’s job performance in contrast to 41 percent who strongly disapprove. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100077285/the-obama-bounce-is-falling-flat/
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1 comment:

  1. old grizzled veteranFebruary 24, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Sure hope those Republicans in Congress can hold the Dems feet to the fire in reducing those ridiculous expenditure requests as noted...That would be REAL HOPE & CHANGE !!

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