Now Larry Klayman, the former Justice Department lawyer and founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is suing to get President Obama deported. “In sum, deportation proceedings should be immediately commenced, an investigation undertaken, a full evidentiary hearing held, and Barack Hussein Obama should be removed from the United States,” Klayman writes in his deportation petition. The petition was sent to Thomas Homan of Enforcement Removal Operations at the Department of Homeland Security, Thomas Winkowksi of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Sarah Kendall of the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security at DHS. Klayman explained it is based “on the grounds that he has falsified various birth and other documents with regard to obtaining a U.S. passport and other privileges as an alleged American citizen.” “It is clear, based on a mountain of evidence as set forth in and attached to the petition, that the president and his agents have falsified documents, such as his birth certificate and Social Security number, to qualify for the privileges of American citizenship such that his citizenship, which is based on false pretenses, must be nullified,” Klayman said. “The U.S. Constitution requires that to be eligible to be president (or vice president) a person must be a “natural born citizen” and that all federal elected officials must be citizens,” he wrote. Then followed a technical description of the problem for Obama; A young woman giving birth in a foreign country to a child whose father was not an American citizen (and was himself deported) did not have the legal capacity to pass along American citizenship to such child, a report for the Western Journalism Center confirmed. “When enacted in 1952, section 301 (of federal immigration laws at the time) required a U.S. citizen married to an alien to have been physically present in the United States for 10 years, including five after reaching the age of fourteen, to transmit citizenship to foreign-born children. The 10-year transmission requirement remained in effect from 12:01 a.m. EDT December 24, 1952, through midnight November 13, 1986, and still is applicable to persons born during that period,” the Western Journalism Center’s report explained. Ann Dunham was only 18 years old upon Barack Hussian Obama’s birth on August 4, 1961. Her own date of birth in Wichita, Kansas, was November 29, 1942. She turned 14 on November 29, 1956. Therefore in contrast to the law’s requirement, she had lived only 4 1/2 years from her 14th birthday up until Barack Hussein Obama’s birth on August 4, 1961 – and apparently not all of those years actually within the United States. Thus because of the requirement to reside in the United States continuously for five years after becoming 14 and a total of 10 years in the United States overall, Barack Hussein Obama could not acquire U.S. citizenship through his mother Ann Dunham. At the very least, he would have had to apply at some point for naturalization. He cites as supporting evidence those facts reported in “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” by Dr. Jerome Corsi, “Where’s the REAL Birth Certificate?” an ebook, and another ebook, “A Question of Eligibility.”
The president’s eligibility is being questioned in a friend-of-the-court brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by the constitutional experts at William J. Olson, P.C. and the United States Justice Foundation.
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Earlier this week, Media Trackers, a conservative watchdog group, uncovered an online liberal sharing group called Gamechanger Salon, which includes among its members a CNN commentator, a Reuters reporter, Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and a host of other journalists. The site, founded by left-wing activist Billy Wimsatt, aims to "build a winning and transformative progressive Super Movement." Other members include representatives from the Center for American Progress, Change.org, Media Matters, Obama's Organizing for America, various unions and Mozilla (go figure). New members are invited based on referrals from existing ones. It wouldn't be a big deal if mainstream reporters were there only to gather information. But it's more likely that what they're getting are directions. When a similar online group — called the JournoList — came to light a few years back, it was clear from email exchanges that those on the list were helping reporters and liberal activists shape and coordinate coverage while keeping colleagues in line ideologically. And if the Gamechanger Salon really were just a way for reporters to keep up with leftist groups, why have we never seen them file stories about the Salon itself or, more generally, about left-wing activists aggressively coordinating their messages and influencing the news? Instead, all we get from these reporters is a steady diet of liberal talking points disguised as news and scare stories about how the evil Koch brothers are secretly brainwashing children into believing in free markets. The fact that so many journalists feel completely comfortable joining a group of idea-sharing left-wing miscreants is itself just one more example of extraordinary liberal bias at work.
The Billings Gazette claims that the opposite has turned out to be true, stating the regime “has actually cracked down on journalists, spied on citizens and retaliated against those who leak information to the press.” The Obama administration has earned a reputation must worse than the “disgraced” president, Richard Nixon, who resigned rather than face likely impeachment. “In fact, the Obama administration has become so opaque and difficult that it has earned the reputation of being far worse than Nixon, the disgraced president whose terrible clampdown of information led to federal law being changed for more transparency.” After blasting Obamacare as being synonymous with the word “boondoggle,” The Gazette says that when combined with the multiple other massive self-imposed problems, its “a disturbing trend of incompetence and failure.”
President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, and the United States would have been better off if his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, had won the election in 2012, a new Quinnipiac University national poll released today reveals. The best president-- Ronald Reagan!
there is no claim here to a TOP ten of his lies: ten of his most egregious ones.
In May 2011, Obama said the fence between America and Mexico was “basically complete”; yet the Department of Homeland Security admits just 36.3 miles or 5% of the border is fenced. Obama lied and said abortions would not be publicly funded under Obamacare. He claimed that by the end of his first term, he would cut the deficit in half. The truth is that he has given us more new debt than all previous presidents combined.
Dinesh D’Souza recalled that the left’s strategy with his first political documentary, “2016: Obama’s America,” was to ignore it.
“You would almost not know ’2016′ existed if you just followed the leftist press and their Internet blogs,” D’Souza told WND in an exclusive phone interview. “It was only when the pied piper Obama came out yelling that everybody else on the left immediately jumped into line.” “2016″ became the second most popular political documentary of all time, earning $33 million. This time, the left is drawing attention to the film with blistering reviews. D’Souza believes “America” has become “too big too early for the left to ignore.” “So, the left is coming out screaming,” he said. “And I frankly think it’s fantastic. We are seeing clearly the hatred of the left, and, far from intimidating me, I welcome it.”
U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban in 2009 and promoted twice — to Army specialist in 2010 and to sergeant in 2011 — during his five years in captivity is reportedly in line for another promotion. His captivity ended in controversial fashion over the weekend. Before he allegedly walked away from his post on the night of June 30, 2009, Bergdahl spoke in anti-American tones in an email to his father. "I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of U.S. soldier is just the lie of fools," he said, according to the New York Post. "I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting." (Obama and his Democraps understand this kind of thinking and sympathize with him..) On Monday, CNN's Barbara Starr tweeted that the 28-year-old was never classified as a deserter and is scheduled to be promoted again. "Army first needs to hear from him directly what happened," Starr wrote. According to the Army's official website, the rank up from sergeant is staff sergeant, followed by sergeant first-class. Members of the military, including those who served with Bergdahl, say he deserted and left his fellow servicemen behind. In the weeks after he went missing, U.S. soldiers went looking for him during a series of missions that led to the deaths of six Americans.
While the White House is willing to negotiate w/ terrorists & hand over five of the most dangerous terrorists in the world back to their bases of operation for Anti-American deserter/AWOL Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, it refuses to help an innocent woman and her two American children, who are suffering brutally for their faith. Join us in calling on the President to bring the full weight of the U.S. government to bear until these Americans are safely in U.S. custody. Sign FRC's WhiteHouse.gov petition here. Twenty-seven year-old Meriam, also a doctor, is "frustrated," her husband Daniel says. Who wouldn't be after the only response from her husband's U.S. homeland is a statement of "strong concern." Even that, Daniel suggests, is more than he got at the U.S. embassy
Obamanomics & Democrats’ Regulation: Mitt Romney was right. In 2012, he said President Obama's policies were costing a record 100,000 business start-ups a year. Now a liberal think tank backs him up. Only it's worse. The Brookings Institution found that for the first time on record U.S. businesses are being destroyed faster than they're being created. In fact, the American economy is less entrepreneurial now than at any point in the last three decades. It's certainly not uncommon for businesses to fail, but normally startups replace them. That's no longer the case. The Democrats’ massive top-down regulations are making it too costly to start a new business or too uncertain to risk capital. A 2013 Gallup poll found that ObamaCare caused nearly half of small businesses to freeze hiring and a fifth of them to cut jobs. Another 38% of entrepreneurs said they "have pulled back on their plans to grow their business" because of ObamaCare. Meanwhile, small-business owners complain that new financial regulations mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act have dried up startup capital. "This has not been a good time to start new enterprises," Romney warned during the 2012 campaign. "This president's policies are responsible for the fact that this recovery has been postponed." In contrast, entrepreneurial activity exploded during the '80s and '00s, when Washington incentivized Americans to create new businesses. Brookings data show new firms entering the market spiked during the 1983-88 period, the heyday of Reaganomics and deregulation, and again during the 2001-06 period, when President Bush, like Reagan before him, cut personal marginal income-tax rates across the board.
Two days before I was born, a faceless, grey-suited bureaucrat, typing away in the bowels of the FBI, wrote an internal memo. It was August 29, 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had delivered the speech of his life in front of some 250,000 people on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial the day before. The memo read: "We must mark him now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this Nation." And so began the coordinated attack on an American citizen simply for his decision to petition his government for a redress of grievances, to peaceably assemble, to speak freely. A cabal of powerful government bureaucrats proceeded to stalk, threaten and smear MLK, a man they viewed as an enemy to their interests. They wire tapped his personal phone and the lines of his organization. They went after his donors and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a nonprofit organizer of the March on Washington. The IRS started auditing people. Imagine activist bureaucrats in an agency of the federal government singling out citizens, based on their political ideology, and effectively stifling their political speech. Sound familiar? Led by Lois Lerner, the IRS isolated and administratively sabotaged the nonprofit applications of local conservative and libertarian groups. Targeted groups were instructed to disclose hundreds of pages of private information, including the names of volunteers, donors and even relatives of volunteers; resumes for each governing group member, printouts of websites and social media contents, and book reports of local clubs' suggested reading lists. Even the content of members' prayers was scrutinized. Stan Veuger at the American Enterprise Institute estimates that this selective targeting on Mom and Pop organizers cost Republicans "as many as 5-8.5 million votes" in the 2012 election. Has it ever made sense to give so much unchecked power and authority to unelected and virtually unfireable government bureaucrats? Can we trust them to be better than the rest of us? NO. Can we trust them to know better than to use their positions of power to advance their personal agendas? NO. It was then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy that authorized the wiretapping of Dr. King's phone. FBI director J. Edgar Hoover ordered the installation of microphones in the hotel rooms that Dr. King was staying in. They used recordings of private conversations to intimidate, blackmail and silence King. President John F. Kennedy used the IRS to target conservative non-profits and other political foes. Republican President Richard Nixon was impeached in part for using the IRS to selectively punish his enemies. George W. Bush and Bill Clinton weren't above abusing the powers of the IRS, either. The agency alphabet soup that now exerts so much selective authority over us — whether it's the IRS, FBI, NSA, BLM or the HHS — is out of control. It's about limiting our runaway government's monopoly on force and unleashing the freedom to try, to choose, to take responsibility and to make things better for our families and communities.
ANOTHER DEMOCRAP LIE Busted:
Myth 1: Inequality has never been worse.
Myth 2: The rich inherit their money.
Myth 3: The rich stay rich, while the poor remain poor.
Myth 4: An increase in inequality means an increase in poverty.
Source: Michael D. Tanner, "Inequality Myths," Cato Institute, May 14, 2014.
Democrat Clinton’s Subprime Mortgage Crisis: During the 1990s, former Clinton aides bragged that more aggressive enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act pressured banks to issue riskier mortgages, lending more proof the anti-redlining law fueled the crisis. A 2012 National Bureau of Economic Research study found "that adherence to that act led to riskier lending by banks," with "a clear pattern of increased defaults for loans made by these banks in quarters around the (CRA) exam, (and) the effects are larger for loans made within CRA tracts," or low-income and minority areas. To satisfy CRA examiners, Clinton mandated "flexible" lending by large banks. As a result, CRA-approved loans defaulted about 15% more often, the NBER found. White House aide Ellen Seidman wrote in 1997 to Clinton chief economist Gene Sperling. "Community groups have come to recognize how terribly powerful CRA has been as a tool for making credit available in previously underserved communities," Seidman added. Seidman later boasted that Clinton's 1995 CRA revisions created not only the subprime mortgage market but also the subprime securities market. Of course, subprime loans and their high default rates ruined minority neighborhoods when the market crashed. Memos also reveal how Clinton aides held repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act hostage to strengthening the CRA. In 2000, Democrat HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo lit the fuse on the subprime bomb by requiring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase subprime, CRA and other risky mortgages totaling half their portfolios. A 1993 memo, "Racism in Home Lending," captured the tone of Clinton's affordable-housing crusade. It proposed coordinating with the Washington Post and Congressional Black Caucus on bank investigations. These White House papers are smoking-gun evidence of Clinton's culpability in creating the subprime bubble. The mainstream media's silence is deafening.
Birds of a feather, Democrats love to lecture CEOs and the "one percent" about "greed," but recent busts of Democrat pols show they're the ones on the take. Perhaps the party should clean up its own act. On Wednesday, the FBI raided the offices of three Democrat politicians coast-to-coast on corruption charges. They include (D) Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, a Friend of Barack, who allegedly took more than $48,000 in bribes — including $20,000 in cash from an undercover agent, who delivered the bribe, "American Hustle"-style, inside a briefcase in the mayor's office. The next day, when (D) Katrina- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (another Democrat) was indicted on bribery and money-laundering charges, Cannon called the undercover agent and tried to characterize the bribe as a business investment. Then, a la (D) Jesse Jackson Jr., he arranged part of a future bribe as "spending money" for his wife on a trip to Vegas. Most disturbing, Cannon traded on his connections to the White House. According to the complaint, Cannon told an agent posing as a real estate developer: "So, you know, Friday I'm meeting with the president . . . I'm taking the missus with me. We're gonna do a holiday party with the president and his wife." While the FBI was bribing Cannon, President Obama tapped his best pal on the Charlotte city council, Anthony Foxx, as his transportation chief. The FBI says Cannon was not the only target of its investigation, which involves other officials and is still active. At almost the same time Cannon was hauled in, a powerful California Democrat, state Sen. Leland Yee, was arrested on charges of theft, bribery and extortion. An outspoken advocate of gun control, Yee conspired to traffic in high-powered weapons in exchange for campaign cash, the FBI affidavit says, taking Democrat hypocrisy to new heights. Yee's bust follows last month's conviction of Democrat colleague Sen. Rod Wright on voter fraud and perjury charges, and June's arrest of another Democratic powerhouse from California — (D) state Sen. Ron Calderon. He was caught in a similar FBI sting taking $100,000 in bribes, lavish trips and no-show jobs for his kids in exchange for legislative favors. Also on Wednesday, FBI agents raided the Albany, N.Y., offices of Queens Democratic Assemblyman Bill Scarborough. Just five days earlier, the FBI raided the offices of Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox, also a Democrat.
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This latest stop on Obama's world apology tour is firmly rooted in Black Liberation Theology, which his "mentor" Rev. Jeremiah Wright preached at their church on Chicago's South Side. Wright was heavily involved in a group controlled by the Castro regime. He even visited communist strongman Fidel Castro in Havana. "I have been affiliated with the Cuba Council of Churches since the 1980s," Wright boasted in a sermon on July 16, 2006. Obama started going to Wright's church in 1988 after hearing an America-bashing sermon that, as recounted in his memoir, moved him to tears. He was still attending in 2006. "I have several close Cuban friends who work with the Cuba Council of Churches, and you have heard me preach about our affiliation and the Black Theology Project's trips to Cuba," Wright added. "I have worked with them for two decades." Cuban intelligence defectors say the council is an arm of Cuba's secret police, according to author Humberto Fontova's "Exposing the Real Che Guevara." In 1984, Wright's Cuban "friends" arranged a trip to Havana for him and Chicago pal Jesse Jackson. "Viva Fidel!" Jackson shouted while concluding his speech at the University of Havana. It's reportedly not the only time Castro hosted Obama's preacher. Did Wright's star acolyte ever tag along? No one in the White House press has dared ask if he, too, was a useful idiot. Given his church background, Obama's appeasement was predictable. He heard pulpit calls for ending sanctions and normalizing relations with the Castro regime for two decades. All the while, his church blamed America for oppressive colonialism. Of course, the U.S. never colonized Cuba. Rather, it came to the rescue of Cubans who spent decades fighting off colonization by Spain. In 1898, we defeated Spain and gave Cuba its independence. Obama's church also deified the Sandinistas and other communists in our hemisphere. "We invaded Grenada for no other reason than to get Maurice Bishop. We invaded Panama because Noriega would not dance to our tune anymore," Wright bellowed in another sermon. "We bombed . . . Nicaragua, killing women and children while trying to get public opinion turned against Castro." Obama's real agenda was manifest in that church — as we first warned in 2007 — and now it's playing out in its full horror. Wright also preached that America is run by "white racist DNA," a smear Obama clearly took to heart. Witness his war on white cops. His pastor, moreover, sermonized that Israel "oppresses" the Palestinian people, while reprinting Hamas' charter in the church bulletin. The bias is reflected in Obama's Mideast policies. For two decades, Obama went to that radical South Side church and even had his daughters baptized into its hateful anti-American Marxist theology. Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
In 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor found that, after controlling for obvious education and job differences, the gender "wage gap" shrank to only 95%. http://www.consad.com/content/reports/Gender%20Wage%20Gap%20Final%20Report.pdf The Labor Dept. report also noted women often make different choices than men: "A greater percentage of women than men tend to work part-time. Part-time work tends to pay less than full-time work. A greater percentage of women than men tend to leave the labor force for childbirth, childcare and elder care. "Some of the wage gap is explained by the percentage of women who were not in the labor force during previous years, the age of women, and the number of children in the home. "Women, especially working mothers, tend to value 'family friendly' workplace policies more than men. Some of the wage gap is explained by industry and occupation, particularly, the percentage of women who work in the industry and occupation." Even the 5% "gap" has a non-exploited explanation. The Labor report said: "Research also suggests that differences not incorporated into the model due to data limitations may account for part of the remaining gap. ... much of the literature, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics Highlights of Women's Earnings, focus on wages rather than total compensation. "Research indicates that women may value non-wage benefits more than men do, and as a result prefer to take a greater portion of their compensation in the form of health insurance and other fringe benefits." What's more, three years ago USA Today found that young, childless, unmarried working women ages 22-30 out-earn men of the same age: "Women ages 22 to 30 with no husband and no kids earn a median $27,000 a year, 8% more than comparable men in the top 366 metropolitan areas, according to 2008 U.S. Census Bureau data. "The trend is especially apparent," said USA Today, "in cities where minority groups make up more than half the population. Among blacks and Hispanics, women are more than twice as likely as men to earn college degrees." They found the largest discrepancy in Atlanta, where women out-earned men by 21%. Again, why does Obama keep pushing this blatant LIE??
Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, has a suggestion for those protesting against police under the slogan “black lives matter.” If they are truly concerned about black lives, they might want to consider moving their protests to the front of abortion clinics, where black babies are being killed daily with medical precision by men and women in clean white coats. The sheriff, who is black, appeared in a CNN interview with Poppy Harlow Dec. 26 and said he did not think the protesters’ complaints against police had any merit. However, he said he would be willing to discuss the issue of police brutality if someone were to provide hard data “stripped of the emotion” showing that there is a problem. “Then let’s sit down and have an objective discussion,” he said. In 2012 and 2013, he said, 80 percent of the murder victims in Milwaukee were black and 70 percent of those charged with their killings were black. Yet, Harlow cited a recent CNN poll that shows 42 percent of non-whites in the U.S. believe police are prejudiced against blacks. Clarke said there are a lot of lies and myths spread about police by those with political agendas. Since 1999, police use of deadly force against black males is down 75 percent, Clarke said. In 2011 and 2012, 386 white people were killed by police officers, while 140 black people were killed by police during that same period. “If only these faux protestors were asked by media about all the black-on-black killing or black babies aborted in US every year,” Clarke tweeted to Smith. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, the founder of Los Angeles-based Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, applauded the Milwaukee sheriff’s blunt statements. Peterson hosts a radio show, pastors a church and oversees a private school while also ministering to black people in prison and juvenile detention centers. He also writes an exclusive column for WND every week. Clarke called Sharpton “a vulgar human being.”
“He is divisive, and he spews hate,” he said. “If black lives matter, why are they not encouraging young black couples to get married before they have children?” he asked. “These kids are growing up and they have only one parent and no one to guide them and correct them as they grow up. In Planned Parenthood’s newly released fiscal 2014 annual report, the group brags that its affiliated clinics performed 327,653 abortion procedures. At least one-third of those were performed on black women. Peterson said the key to reversing this genocide lies within individual black people, who must begin to place a higher value on life in all its forms. “It’s because black life doesn’t matter and black Americans need to get over their blackness and return to character building,” he said. “Most blacks are suffering due to lack of moral character, and that is not a race issue. They need to return to God and build character out of the love of what is right, not out of color.
China's missile threat has grown with the aid of U.S. technology, some stolen but much provided willingly by a U.S. at times deluded by the notion that making nice with our enemies and trading with them will somehow make them less dangerous. A report by the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) dated Dec. 10, 1996, notes that China's MIRV technology is likely an offshoot of a "smart dispenser" for launching multiple satellites developed by China under a contract with Motorola to launch its Iridium communications satellites. This technology transfer was approved by the Clinton administration. According to the 1996 report, "a minimally modified (smart dispenser) stage could be used on a ballistic missile as a multiple-re-entry vehicle post-boost vehicle" that could be used for multiple warheads "with relatively minor changes." That strategic chicken has now come home to roost. Another instance of missile technology transfer to China under the Clinton administration aided the development of the Chinese Long March series of missiles, a mainstay of its space program, technology also put to good use in the development of its ICBMs. The Long March has proved a reliable Chinese launch vehicle, but it wasn't always so. After the failed launch of a satellite built by Loral Space & Communications Ltd. attached to a Chinese rocket in 1996, Loral provided 200 pages of data to China's Great Wall Industry Corp. to correct the guidance system problems of their Long March rockets, which blew up 75% of the time. Such data, also applicable to the guidance system of ICBMs, were previously banned from export for national security reasons after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacres until President Clinton granted a waiver. Loral Chairman Bernard L. Schwartz gave $1.5 million to the Democratic Party in 1996. A May 1997 classified Pentagon report concluded that Loral had "turned over expertise that significantly improved China's nuclear missiles" and that as a result "United States national security has been harmed." According to the Pentagon, the technology that improved the Long March satellite launcher has also made the Dong Feng ICBM series more lethal. It may be the ultimate irony that with seemingly everything we buy at the mall being "made in China," the Chinese missile threat was made right here in the good ol' USA.
It is easy to be misled by income inequality statistics. Alan Cole, economist at the Tax Foundation, explains why, using the example of Forbes' list of the highest-paid musicians of 2014. Cole explains that rap artist and record producer Dr. Dre took the top spot on the list, earning $620 million this year. His earnings dwarfed those of the other musicians on the list: they were five times that of second-highest earner Beyoncé Knowles. In fact, Dr. Dre alone earned more than the next seven musicians ranked below him combined. But is he really out-earning everyone in the music industry? As Cole explains, Dr. Dre's impressive financial performance in 2014 is largely due to a single event: the sale of his electronics company, Beats Electronics, to Apple. Cole writes that the value of the company -- after eight years of work -- was reflected in that single sale, causing the rapper's income to spike dramatically. This is why, Cole says, it is important to look at multiple years of a person's income -- not just a single year -- when trying to measure economic wellbeing and inequality. Looking only at a person's earnings in one year, says Cole, "overstates the affluence of some and understates the affluence of others." Indeed, this is something that NCPA Senior Fellow Richard McKenzie recently wrote about in an NCPA study, noting that typical income inequality measures ignore individuals' movement up and down the income ladder from year to year. (there will always be new entrants like students & graduates starting at the bottom of the ladder and working up, so there will always be income inequality which accounts for education, experience, skills, work ethic etc. which help move you up the ladder) Source: Alan Cole, "What Dr. Dre Can Teach Us About Income Inequality," Tax Foundation, December 16, 2014.
Obama once declared that an influx of illegal immigrants will harm “the wages of blue-collar Americans” and “put strains on an already overburdened safety net.” “[T]here’s no denying that many blacks share the same anxieties as many whites about the wave of illegal immigration flooding our Southern border—a sense that what’s happening now is fundamentally different from what has gone on before,” then-Senator Obama wrote in his 2006 autobiography, “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.”
The fact is, if neither Garner nor Brown had resisted arrest, both would be alive today. No longer able to speak or breathe for themselves are the 1,501 police officers that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reports have died in the line of duty in the past 10 years, an average of one every 58 hours. Over that decade, on average, have been 58,261 assaults against police officers every year, resulting in 15,658 injuries annually caused by criminal assailants who, like Brown, never put their hands up. One of those cops was Daryl Pierson, 32, of Rochester, N.Y., who was killed by Thomas Johnson III, wanted for a parole violation, as he fled from one of those routine traffic stops the likes of Al Sharpton cite as racial profiling and "driving while black." President Obama once famously said that if he had a son he would look like Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. It is not known if he is willing to make the same claim about Johnson. Cops of all colors also put in incredibly long hours, nights and weekends protecting those people striving to lead better lives. Instead of thanks, they get lectures on profiling and racial sensitivity from grandstanding politicians and Attorney General Eric Holder. Waynesboro, Va., is not Ferguson, Mo., and 45-year-old reserve police officer Kevin Quick is not Michael Brown. According to police, Quick was set upon by three siblings and a fourth man, and was carjacked, kidnapped and taken from bank to bank to withdraw money using his own debit card at gunpoint before being shot to death. Holder has taken the death penalty off the table in this case, and the four defendants will instead face the possibility of life without parole.. When a cop dies, there are no riots or protests. Just another cop funeral.
one black man has issued a profound challenge to African-Americans: “Take some personal responsi-damn-bility.” If only Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would deliver the type of message that Frederick Wilson II posted Monday on his Facebook page, “I’m Just Sayin.” “Be the change,” Wilson wrote above his video. The rant goes on for just over four minutes, addressing slavery and racism, and telling the black community to stop blaming others for everything. “Black people: It is 2014,” he says in the video. “Hate to break this to you, but if your life is messed up, it ain’t because of slavery…Slavery ended a long time ago.”
States that have implemented freezes have seen large drops in their Medicaid rolls. Why do enrollment freezes work? Because poverty is not permanent: The median amount of time that a person spends in poverty is just 6.6 months. Almost 75 percent of individuals in poverty will leave poverty within a year. After expanding its Medicaid program in 2000, Arizona's Medicaid costs exploded to levels four times what the state had expected. To deal with the problem, Arizona did a Medicaid freeze in 2011. During the first year of the freeze, Medicaid enrollment dropped by 5.5 percent monthly. Twenty-nine percent of people in the program -- over 65,000 adults -- had left within the first six months. At the end of the first year, 115,000 adults had left Medicaid. By the end of the second year, 155,000 adults had left the Medicaid program. Maine did a similar enrollment freeze in 2005. Within 16 months, enrollment in the state's Medicaid program had dropped by 57 percent. These freezes could also have a significant impact on the economy. When Tennessee ended an expansion of its Medicaid program in 2005 and removed 170,000 adults from the program, the disenrolled adults began searching for jobs. Sixty-three percent of them increased their employment, and 90 percent of those began receiving employer-sponsored health insurance. Source: Josh Archambault, Nic Horton and Jonathan Ingram, "Welfare to Work: How States Can Unwind Obamacare Expansion and Restore the Working Class," Forbes.com, December 3, 2014.
Luke Rosiak of the Washington Examiner analyzed recommendations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to federal agencies on ways to combat waste, fraud and abuse. A total of 8,899 recommendations from the GAO for improving operations that have been ignored by federal agencies. The GAO warned the government in 1996 that domestic airlines could be targeted by terrorists without better passenger screening -- five years before the attacks of September 11, 2001. Sixty-three of the GAO's recommendations to the Department of Veterans Affairs have been ignored from 2000 to 2010, including a 2012 recommendation that the VA take action to "ensure reliable measurement of veterans' wait times for medical appointments." This year, it was revealed that VA hospitals had secret waiting lists in order to obscure patients' real wait times. As far back as 1998, the GAO found 20,000 individuals receiving food stamps from more than one state through fraud and recommended a national system to monitor the food stamp program -- another open recommendation. Since 1991, there are 266 open recommendations that have been issued from the GAO to the IRS, including ways to stop major tax fraud. The Department of Defense has the most open recommendations of any federal agency, followed by the Department of Homeland Security. Rosiak says the oldest open recommendation is from 1982, involving the Air Force and excessive overtime pay. Source: Luke Rosiak, "U.S. agencies ignore thousands of suggestions to cut waste, stop fraud," Washington Examiner,' December 28, 2014.
None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions. Nothing will move secular-”progressives” to acknowledge the undeniable interplay between homosexuality and childhood sexual abuse. Whether it’s boy-raping “gay” priests, or boy-raping “gay” activists, the problem is systemic. Homosexual predators are targeting our boys. You listening, Boy Scouts of America?? Yet another high-profile “gay” activist has been arrested for homosexual assault on a child. This time authorities bagged a big fish (a rainbow trout?) in boy-loving real estate mogul Terrance Patrick Bean. Bean co-founded the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is one of the world’s largest, wealthiest and most powerful anti-Christian, pro-homosexual organizations. Bean is also a major bundler for the DNC and BFFs with Barack and Michelle Obama (see video below). He helped found HRC for the sole purpose of pushing the extremist homosexual political agenda. While, not surprisingly, HRC rushed to scrub its website of any reference to his existence, even now Bean remains on this extremist group’s board of directors. As reported in the Oregonian and a handful of other publications (don’t expect widespread media coverage on this), 66-year-old Terry Bean and his 25-year-old twinkie boy toy, Kiah Loy Lawson, have been arrested and charged with felonies for allegedly sodomizing a 15-year-old boy. Bean has been one of the state’s biggest Democratic donors and an influential figure in gay rights circles in the state,” reports the Oregonian. “He helped found two major national political groups, the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, and has been a major contributor for several Democratic presidential candidates, including Barack Obama. He’s also a close friend of former Gov. Barbara Roberts.” “Bean’s Flickr account shows him talking with Obama at several events, posing with first lady Michelle Obama and numerous other political figures, including former President Bill Clinton.” Just two years ago, 68-year-old Larry Brinkin, another high-profile and similarly respected (at least among Democrats) homosexual activist, was arrested in San Francisco for possessing and distributing reams of child pornography. CNS News reported at the time: “Police said that Brinkin, a former city employee, apparently had photos of children, as young as 1 or 2 years old, performing sexual acts and being sodomized by adult men. …” The cases of Bean and Brinkin follow a long-established pattern as old as the ancient Greek bathhouse. It’s not just homosexual priestly predators on the prowl in the Catholic Church. From pedophile “LGBT” hero Harvey Milk, to high-profile “gay activists” like Duke University’s Frank Lombard and USC’s Walter Lee Williams, the homosexual lust for young flesh seems insatiable. Of course, not every “gay” man, self-identified or otherwise, is a pedophile, but studies indicate demonstrably that homosexual assaults against boys occur at an alarmingly disproportionate rate when compared to heterosexual assaults. The very act of a man molesting a boy unquestionably involves both same-sex attraction and homosexual behavior (a “gay” by any other name …). Consider, for instance, a study published in the left-leaning Archives of Sexual Behavior, of over 200 convicted pedophiles. It found that “86 percent of offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.” This demonstrates, as noted by Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for instance, found that “gay” men are “at least three times more likely to report CSA (childhood sexual abuse).” The aforementioned Archives of Sexual Behavior likewise determined in a 2001 study that nearly half of all “gay”-identified men were molested by a homosexual pedophile: the connection between homosexual abuse and “gay identity” is irrefutable. Perhaps this is why groups like Bean’s HRC have worked so hard to ban therapy for minors who, as a result of being homosexually assaulted by “gay” men, begin to experience unwanted same-sex attraction and want to take necessary measures to diminish or heal these disordered impulses. “How many more children will have to be molested before America realizes the damage being inflicted by HRC and other gay activists,” asks former homosexual Christopher Doyle, president of the ex-gay rights group Voice of the Voiceless.
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