Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Obama's African Americans for Obama group; Obama's Truth Team, with 3 websites; Soldiers to be forced out of service; Global Minimum Tax suggested; Obama's version of fiscal responsibility; Senate barbershop gets taxpayer bailout; Raw milk posse shuts down Amish farmer; Dividends to be taxed up to 39.6%; Government interference gone wild; FHA might require Treasury infusion of money; The rampant costs of Obamacare

Say what???!!!!!  President Obama announced: "Today, we're announcing the 2012 launch of African Americans for Obama."  I wonder what would happen if I began a "European Americans for Conservatives" group.  Do you think I would be in trouble and be called a racist?  Me too.  This video is unbelievable!  So watch it yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdjoHA5ocwU
Says Obama, "There's no better time than African American History Month to consider the tremendous progress we've made through the sacrifice of so many—or a better time to commit to meeting the very real challenges we face right now.
"Visit africanamericans.barackobama.com for more information about all the ways you can get involved—from attending HBCU organizing workshops to becoming a Congregation Captain—and say you're ready to keep making history. Thanks, and see you out there".  [I wish I could say that this is an internet prank.  Isn't Obama the President of us all?  Well, maybe next week he will start a White Americans for Obama group.]
Glenn Beck reports: The Obama campaign today is beginning a new effort to enlist and educate at least two million supporters for a grassroots communications team they’re calling the Truth Team. [Here we go again.] The goal is to ensure that when the Republicans attack President Obama’s record, grassroots supporters can take ownership of the campaign and share the facts with the undecided voters in their lives. The teams will be launched in thirteen swing states including Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia. The rollout includes a social media blitz directing supporters to three new websites, KeepingHisWord.com, keepingGOPhonest.com, and attackwatch.com. If the other guys are going to run a campaign based on misrepresenting the president’s record ‑‑ oh, my gosh ‑‑ and their own we have two options: Sit back and let these lies go unchallenged or fight back with the truth, says the Obama deputy campaign manager. So we’re going to fight back. So far the other guys mentioned on the three websites almost exclusively are limited to Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and then one ‑‑ then one mention of Americans For Prosperity. http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/02/13/obama-launches-truth-teams/
Bloomberg reports: The Defense Department may have to force soldiers, Marines or other members of the military out of the services for the first time since the aftermath of the Cold War to achieve the spending reductions in its budget proposal. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-13/pentagon-may-oust-troops-involuntarily-under-budget-reductions.html
Weekly Standard writes: “He supports corporate tax reform that would reduce expenditures and loopholes, lower rates for people investing and creating jobs in the U.S., due so further for manufacturing, and that we need to, as we have the Buffett Rule and the individual tax reform, we need a global minimum tax so that people have the assurance that nobody is escaping doing their fair share as part of a race to the bottom or having our tax code actually subsidized and facilitate people moving their funds to tax havens," Sperling said.
The White House adviser then said that more details would be forthcoming, though "not in gory detail." [I know that we currently have the Alternative Minimum Tax which supposedly does the same thing....  But it is not GLOBAL]  http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/white-house-economic-adviser-we-need-global-minimum-tax_626749.html
Investor.com writes: What do you call a budget that boosts spending $227 billion, adds $329 billion to an already huge deficit, and does nothing to fix the entitlement crisis? If you're President Obama, it's called "fiscal responsibility." http://news.investors.com/Article/601049/201202131854/obama-budget-proposes-new-spending-spree.htm
America’s most distinguished leaders get their hair cut at the Senate barbershop, but taxpayers are the ones really getting clipped.
The Daily reports: The barbershop ran almost $300,000 in the red last year but received an infusion from Senate coffers that is keeping it in business, the Senate sergeant at arms, Terrance Gainer, told The Daily. http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/02/13/021312-news-senate-barbershop-1-4/
Washington Times reports: The FDA won its two-year fight to shut down an Amish farmer who was selling fresh raw milk to eager consumers in the Washington, D.C., region after a judge this month banned Daniel Allgyer from selling his milk across state lines and he told his customers he would shut down his farm altogether.
The decision has enraged Mr. Allgyer's supporters, some of whom have been buying from him for six years and say the government is interfering with their parental rights to feed their children.
But the Food and Drug Administration, which launched a full investigation complete with a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and a straw-purchase sting operation against Mr. Allgyer's Rainbow Acres Farm, said unpasteurized milk is unsafe and it was exercising its due authority to stop sales of the milk from one state to another. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/13/feds-shut-down-amish-farm-selling-fresh-milk/print/
The American reports: Yet in his brand-new, 2013 budget, Obama calls for taxing dividends as ordinary income, essentially raising the top rate all the way to 39.6 percent. And then when you tack on the 3.8 percentage point Obamacare surtax — and an additional 1.2 percentage point itemized deduction phase-out for high-end taxpayers — the rate rises to 44.6 percent.  http://blog.american.com/2012/02/obamas-rosy-budget-scenario-doubles-down-on-class-warfare/
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [This is what happens when government decides they have the right to command your every move in life.  Look for more.  We are increasingly living under a Dictatorship, and our children don't know and haven't been taught what freedom looks like.] A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.

The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day. 

The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs — including in-home day care centers — to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.

When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones.
Ultimately, the child care provider can’t take the Coke and Twinkie away from the child, but Kozlowski said she “would think the Pre-K provider would talk with the parent about that not being a healthy choice for their child.”  http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=8762
Wall St. Journal writes: The Federal Housing Administration will exhaust its reserves over the coming year, according to budget projections released Monday, which would require a Treasury infusion for the first time in its 78-year history.  http://online.wsj.com/article 
Wall St. Journal writes: The Obama administration proposed a sharp increase in spending at the agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid – and the reason why might surprise you.
Monday’s budget calls for spending $4.82 billion on administrative costs at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for fiscal 2013, a 25.9% increase in the previous year
Federal officials said Monday that the administration projects it needs $864 million in fiscal 2013, which begins Oct. 1, to open the federally run health insurance exchange program slated to start in 2014. The 2010 health overhaul law called for each state to open its own exchange where consumers can shop for policies and tap health insurance tax credits. But for states that chose not to or couldn’t get it up-and-running, the law called for the federal government to step in and handle the exchange.  [I guess this is what Obama's proclamation that Obamacare will save money looks like.]  http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/02/13/whats-behind-the-medicare-increase/

1 comment:

  1. old grizzled veteranFebruary 14, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    He really does not need to do anything else to WIN the award as our absolute worst president ever, ever, ever....wish he would stop trying with all his proposals, pronouncements, and arbitrary actions...He is awful, just despicable, and grossly unjust. The most obvious sin he has committed is to hate America, the country that gave him and his crowd the opportunities to succeed in life !!