Friday, July 20, 2012

He didn't earn that; Missing Obama records; Obama bundler major Solyndra stakeholder; Washington Post's partnership with Chinese government; Preserving Clinton's Welfare Reform; Chicago teachers union demands 20% pay raise; Food stamps up 100% in 3 years; Obama's proposed tax increase will devastate economy and jobs; Obamacare is a "principle"; Obama's golfing hours exceed those on economic issues; Third cheer for a fighting mad Romney; Romney wins the CafePress election


As the Obama campaign and the media continue to press Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns, and to suggest — without a shred of evidence — that he is a “felon,” it is worth noting how much critical information Barack Obama has withheld from view — both as a candidate in 2008, and during his term in office. Here is a Breitbart News top ten list of things that Obama has refused to release (a complete list would fill volumes):

10. State senate papers. ...
9. Academic transcripts. ...
8. Book proposal. ...
7. Medical records. ...
6. Small-dollar donors. ...
5. The Khalidi tape. ...
4. The real White House guest list. ...
3. Countless FOIA requests. ...
2. Health reform negotiations. ...
1. Fast and Furious documents.
Obama bundler George Kaiser was a major stakeholder in Solyndra through his Kaiser Family Foundation, and made several trips to the White House in March 2009 to meet with senior administration officials. In July 2009, Kaiser bragged about securing face time with “all the key players in the West Wing of the White House,” as well as his “almost unique advantage” when it came to steering taxpayer funds toward his pet causes.
“There’s never been more money shoved out of the government’s door in world history, and probably never will be again, than in the last few months and in the next 18 months,” Kaiser told members of the Tulsa Rotary Club. “And our selfish parochial goal is to get as much as it for Tulsa and Oklahoma as we possibly can.”  Emails uncovered by Congressional investigators reveal that Solyndra helped secure its $535 million loan guarantee with the help of Steve Spinner, another prominent Obama donor. After bundling more than $500,000 for Obama in 2008, Spinner was named to the White House transition team and later served as “chief strategic operations officer” of the DOE loan program that funded Solyndra.
The Washington Post’s controversial editorial partnership with the Chinese government is drawing renewed scrutiny from a prominent Chinese dissident and from lawmakers on Capitol Hill who recently petitioned the Department of Justice to crack down on the paper’s unregulated promotion of authoritarian propaganda.
The Post has repeatedly come under fire from lawmakers on Capitol Hill and foreign policy experts opposed to its publication of China Watch, a print and online advertising supplement that runs content produced by an organ of the Chinese Communist Party. The articles and featureportray the Chinese government and its human rights record in a glowing, uncritical light.
The paper’s refusal to comprehensively explain its profitable advertising partnership with the People’s Republic of China recently led Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R., Calif.) to petition the DOJ to search for potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which stipulates general guidelines about filing and labeling political propaganda.
While China Watch remains one of the most glaring examples of the Communist Party’s campaign to influence American thought leaders, lawmakers warn that China is engaged in a well-funded and wide-ranging relationship with American businesses, lobbyists, and other entities across the U.S.
China’s goal, they say, is to whitewash its human rights record, foster sympathy for its cause, and infiltrate U.S. markets, potentially endangering the country’s national security.
The [following] video the Obama campaign released in May paints Mitt Romney as the bogeyman behind the closing of GST Steel in Kansas city. One of the men interviewed said, “Mitt Romney was deeply involved in the influence he exercised over these companies.”
Um, what? What does that even mean?
It’s nonsense, much like the premise Mitt Romney was responsible for the decisions. GST failed in 2001. Romney left Bain in 1999.
So who was running Bain then?
One of President Obama’s top bundlers, Jonathan Levine:

It turns out that Jonathan Lavine, current Obama bundler, was actually in charge, at Bain, during that period, when the layoffs occurred. Oops, that isn’t right, is it? Yes, that story is the one that needs to be reported on. Sorry Mr. President, your lies are just getting to be more than many of us are able to handle.
A coalition of Republicans in the House and Senate vowed to preserve the work requirements at the heart of welfare reform after the Obama administration announced last week it would illegally gut the 1996 law. Lawmakers could vote in the coming days on a plan that prohibits the administration from implementing its unilateral action.
As the rest of America loses their jobs, the arrogant Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) that makes its money off the backs of the poor taxpayers is upset that they were only offered a measly 20% pay raise.
Oh the humanities. It’s such an outrage… that they’d get any pay raise at all.
The union’s original position was that they should get a 30% pay raise but the city is about to come back with the 15 to 20% offer. The Chicago Trib reports that the CTU will reject the offer.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nancy Pelosi says President Obama should embrace the "Food Stamp President" label as a badge of honor — and he has. Food stamp use has risen 100 percent in three years. Welfare reform has been rolled back through work requirement waivers.
A new study conducted by Ernst and Young proves conclusively that the President’s tax increase would be devastating to the economy and jobs.

The study finds that, if Congress misguidedly adopted President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on job creators by allowing the Bush-era tax policies to expire for incomes over $200,000 ($250,000 for married filers), the economy and jobs would suffer terribly. ...

There are almost 13 million Americans out of work today. President Obama’s tax increase would needlessly add almost three-quarters of a million people to that already much too large number. Even those with jobs wouldn’t escape the pain of President Obama’s tax increase, as they would see their wages suffer.

An eye-opening new report by the Government Accountability Institute reveals that President Barack Obama averages just eight minutes more a week on economic meetings than the average dog owner spends walking their dog.

When it was recently reported that Mr. Obama had played his 100th round of golf, the president said that playing golf was "the only time that for six hours, I'm outside."  Therefore, by his own estimate, the president has spent 600 hours playing golf, as compared to just 412 hours in economic meetings of any kind throughout his presidency.

“You should know that keeping the economy growing and making sure jobs are available is the first thing I think about when I wake up every morning,” Mr. Obama said in 2011 to an audience of UPS workers.  “It's the last thing I think about when I go to bed each night."
Now it is time to give Romney that third cheer. His speech in Irwin, Pennsylvania, was stunning. Speaking without a teleprompter, and glancing down only occasionally at his notes or text, Romney socked it to the president as someone who wanted to "crush economic liberty" and "make Americans feel ashamed of success."
Romney: The idea to say that Steve Jobs didn't build Apple, that Henry Ford didn't build Ford Motor, that Papa John didn't build Papa John Pizza, that Bill Gates didn't build Microsoft? You go down the list. To say something like that is not just foolishness, it's insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America . .
Do we believe America is great because of government, or do we believe in an America that is great because of free people allowed to pursue their dreams and their future?.
In a dramatic shift from then-Sen. Barack Obama’s 2008 election effort to this election cycle, anti-Obama CafePress merchandise sales are outpacing pro-Obama sales.
During first six months of 2008, 86 percent of Obama-related sales at CafePress were pro-Obama — just 14 percent were anti-Obama.
Over the first six months of 2012, 45 percent of Obama merchandise sales have been pro-Obama, 55 percent have been anti-Obama, according to CafePress totals.

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