Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mitt Romney's pledge; Spanish government company will count votes in 900 U.S. jurisdictions; Joe Biden's son pronounces that sheriffs no longer have arrest power in Delaware; US gets another credit downgrade; Obama says tax cuts don't work; Obama's tax increases are not an attempt to redistribute the wealth; Scientists criticize NASA on global warming; Home health care providers no longer forced into a union; Obama doesn't like his job or people?; Why does Obamacare require 16,500 new IRS agents?; VA won't cooperate

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"Make no mistake, in this campaign, I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense." - Mitt Romney
Expose Obama writes: An internationally-headquartered company,SCYTL,is now taking over online U.S. voting systems. 
The company has previously faced questions about the security of its electronic voting technologies,which are now set to be deployed in 900 U.S. jurisdictions.
The firm already provides balloting for overseas U.S. military and civilian voting in nine states plus elections technologies in several districts.
Concerns have also been raised about SCYTL’s ties to the Spanish government and to international venture capital firms.
The Drudge Report yesterday ran a feature entitled,“Foreign company buys U.S. election results reporting firm.” The article documented that SCYTL,based in Barcelona,acquired 100% of SOE Software,the leading software provider of election management solutions in the United States.
Tea Party Tribute writes: Sheriff Jeff Christopher of Sussex County, Delaware, when he was elected to the office in 2010, thought he was handpicked by the people to represent them as the highest-ranking law officer in the county. Instead, he has found himself in the middle of a fight for the future of American law enforcement as a result of a nationwide effort to abolish the sheriff’s office altogether.
This time it is Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, sending out mandates to commissioners informing them that their sheriffs no longer have arrest powers. In an opinion released Feb. 24, State Solicitor L.W. Lewis said that neither the state nor the common law grants arrest powers to the county sheriffs.
It would appear that Lewis is a little confused. The office of sheriff was created more than a century before the official founding of the United States. Delaware’s first sheriff took office in 1669.
“Now my deputies and I have been relieved of all arrest powers and can’t even make a traffic stop,” he said. “Delaware has only three counties. . . The other two sheriffs . . . will not stand up with me” to prevent the elimination of county law enforcement."
Independent Journal Review reports: The United States credit rating was downgraded again yesterday, from AA+ to AA. Egan-Jones, considered the 4th largest credit rating agency, cited growing concern over the public debt.
The company statement read, “Without some structural changes soon, restoring credit quality will become increasingly difficult.” The debt has reached 100% of Gross Domestic Product and the debt is up 24% from 2008 to 2010.
Chances of a U.S. default according to Egan-Jones? 1.2%
Real Clear Politics reports: "If we would just convert these investments that we're making through out government in education, research and healthcare. If we just turn those into tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, then somehow the economy is going to grow stronger. That's the theory," President Obama said about the right at a campaign event on the tax code in Boca Raton, Florida today.

"Here is the news. We tried this for eight years before I took office. We tried it. It is not like we did not try it. At the beginning of the last decade, the wealthiest Americans got two huge tax cuts, in 2001 and 2003. Meanwhile, insurance companies, financial institutions, there were all allowed to write their own rules, find their way around the rules. We were told the same thing we're being told now -- this is going to lead to faster job growth, it's going to lead to greater prosperity for everybody. Guess what? It didn't," he said an audience at Florida Atlantic University.
Washington Examiner reports: President Obama, who famously called for tax increases on the wealthy to "spread the wealth around," denied today that his tax increases on the rich are an attempt to "redistribute wealth."
"So these investments -- in things like education and research and health care -- they haven't been made as some grand scheme to redistribute wealth from one group to another," the president said today at Florida Atlantic University. "This is not some socialist dream," Obama added, as he called for tax increases on millionaires today to pay for those investments.
When he advocated the same plan in 2008, though, Obama described this "spread the wealth around" policy.  "I’m gonna cut taxes a little bit more for the folks who are most in need [actually those "folks" already pay NO taxes, instead receiving a government check because they don't pay any taxes] and for the 5 percent of the folks who are doing very well – even though they’ve been working hard and I appreciate that – I just want to make sure they’re paying a little bit more in order to pay for those other tax cuts," he told Samuel Wurzelbacher (aka Joe the Plumber), who is now running for Congress.
Washington Examiner writes: In an unprecedented slap at NASA’s endorsement of global warming science, nearly 50 former astronauts and scientists--including the ex-boss of the Johnson Space Center--claim the agency is on the wrong side of science and must change course or ruin the reputation of the world’s top space agency. Challenging statements from NASA that man is causing climate change, the former NASA executives demanded in a letter to Administrator Charles Bolden that he and the agency “refrain from including unproven remarks” supporting global warming in the media.
“We feel that NASA’s advocacy of an extreme position, prior to a thorough study of the possible overwhelming impact of natural climate drivers is inappropriate,” they wrote. “At risk is damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA, NASA’s current or former
scientists and employees, and even the reputation of science itself.” 

Mackinac Center reports: New Law Frees Home Health Care Providers From Stealth Unionization, Dues Skim

Illegal arrangement that netted SEIU $29.4 million from the developmentally disabled comes to an end. 


Conservative Byte reports: Morning Joe remains the home of the overwhelming ratio of liberal to conservative guests. Even so, in recent weeks a narrative unflattering to Barack Obama has emerged around the table: Obama doesn’t like his job. He doesn’t particularly like people and is in the wrong line of work.
An even more damning appraisal was offered today: Obama doesn’t think he has failed America. He thinks America has failed him. Or as Joe Scarborough encapsulated the concept, Obama believes our version of democracy is a “stumbling block to his greatness.” Video after the jump.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rush Limbaugh opines that The Hill has found that Obama has quietly diverted -- not allocated, not appropriated -- diverted.  Quietly diverted.  That means taken it from someplace else and redirecting it to.  It's a half billion dollars to the IRS to enforce Obamacare. Why do we have a health care plan that requires the involvement of the IRS?  That's the question.  That's what everybody needs to be asking themselves.  You might think health care is about affordable health care for all Americans and free for many.  Never again will you be turned down and always will you be treated for whatever's wrong with you.  Even with that, why do you need the IRS?  What is the IRS doing?  The IRS collects money.  The IRS is there to make sure that we are all complying with tax law and then to fine those who aren't and to get it from them.  So what does that have to do with health care for all Americans?  Is the IRS gonna go to doctors' offices and make sure that they treat you when you walk in?  Is the IRS gonna make sure that if you have a preexisting condition, that your insurance company or your insurance, period, covers you?  What is the IRS involved here for?
The article notes that Obama's "burning through implementation funding provided in the healthcare law." Obama also gave the Department of Health and Human Services a $1 billion implementation fund to use as it sees fit.  That's a slush fund, polite term for giving as much money to his friends as possible before the election. The IRS is out there to ensure that there's fairness. The IRS is there to ensure that people comply."  Right.  Because we live in the United States where everything happens as a result of being forced by the government to do it.  That's why you have the IRS.
Washington Examiner writes: Ways & Means Committee minority staff estimates up to 16,500 new IRS personnel will be needed to collect, examine and audit new tax information mandated on families and small businesses in the ‘reconciliation’ bill being taken up by the U.S. House of Representatives this weekend. ...

World Net Daily reports on the state of VA: State to feds: We won't cooperate

Legislation defying Obama on track to become law

A Virginia proposal that declares state workers and resources will be unavailable should Barack Obama decide to exercise provisions in the newest National Defense Authorization Act regarding the detention of U.S. citizens has begun moving forward again.


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