Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Church of the Left, Obama's Medicare Nominee - ‘Please Don’t Put Your Faith in Market Forces’, Taxpayer Funded Terrorism, Arizona Law Emulates California, Obama Screws America BIG TIME!

Embracing the Tormentors - The American Spectators

Conducting "truth commissions" to denounce American armed forces and organizing divestment campaigns to cripple Israel are vital issues to some American church officials. Raising the banner of Intifada and expressing solidarity with Palestinians are also very important to this collection of liberal leaders. They "spiritualize" the Democratic immigration and health care reform agendas with pompous prayer, but their social justice-focused prophetic vision has strange blind spots. Leftist church leaders hardly ever see, let alone condemn, the imprisonment, enslavement, torture, and murder of Christians in the Islamic world, North Korea, and China.
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Obama’s Nominee to Run Medicare: ‘Please Don’t Put Your Faith in Market Forces’

(CNSNews.com) – Dr. Donald Berwick, nominated by President Barack Obama to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency that runs Medicare, published an article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), advising leaders of Britain’s socialized health care system: “Please don’t put your faith in market forces.”

The article, published in the July 26, 2008 issue of the BMJ, compared the U.S. health care system unfavorably to the British system, which Berwick said he was “romantic about.”

Obama's Nominee to Run Medicare: 'The Decision is Not Whether or Not We Will Ration Care--The Decision is Whether We Will Ration Care With Our Eyes Open'
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"Little-Noticed" is the New "Unexpected" - Legal Insurrection

"Unexpected" has become the term of choice for the mainstream media to excuse the Obama administration's economic failures.

Yesterday I read an article in The NY Times about something unexpected in Obamacare, and one term jumped out at me:

About one-third of employers subject to major requirements of the new health care law may face tax penalties because they offer health insurance that could be considered unaffordable to some employees, a new study says.... It suggests that a little-noticed provision of the law could affect far more employers than Congress had assumed.
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Taxpayer Funded Terrorism - Human Events

A top Republican congressman is demanding that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) explain why it is leasing office space from a Northern Virginia Islamic center that has ties to a leading terrorist recruiter, even as a HUMAN EVENTS investigation reveals that the center itself is owned by a radical Muslim group.
Terrorism expert Steve Emerson broke the story two weeks ago that the GSA was shelling out $23,000 a month to rent office space for the Census Bureau in an Alexandria, Va., building owned by the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a mosque with ties to Anwar al Awlaki, a leading Islamic terrorist recruiter.

Awlaki -- an American citizen currently believed to be hiding in Yemen -- is the Dar al-Hijrah mosque’s former imam.  He is linked to several 9/11 terrorists, the Christmas Day underwear bomber, the Fort Hood shooter and the failed Times Square bomber. In a new al Qaeda video released Sunday, Awlaki is advocating attacks on American soil against civilians.
An examination of Fairfax County, Va., property records by HUMAN EVENTS reveals the main Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center located at 3159 Row Street in Falls Church, Va., is owned by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), an entity formed by the Muslim Brotherhood and an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror funding trial.
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Arizona Law Emulates California Penal Code § 834b - Human Events

Got an interesting email Monday demanding that I boycott California -- pointing out that the California penal code requires law enforcement to check the status of suspected illegal aliens.

That looks a lot like Arizona’s new illegal immigration enforcement law, so I checked it out on the FindLaw.com website and lo and behold -- it’s true!

In California, whenever a person is arrested by a law enforcement officer for an offense other than being in the country illegally, the state requires law enforcement to check the immigration status of the offender if they are, “suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration law.”

How could anyone possibly be suspected of being in the United States illegally? Is California racially profiling? Can the City of Los Angeles boycott the State of California?

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It’s Time to Curb Legal Immigration - Human Events

Whether to cut legal immigration is an important question badly in need of being asked and answered. The answer will determine the future of this nation—in terms of quality of life, economic prosperity, national security and our ability to help less fortunate countries.

America is experiencing the highest volume of legal immigration since the Great Wave ended a century ago. Unfortunately, most Washington politicians don’t understand immigration policy and its consequences. Those who do tend to be liberals with a political agenda. Equally unhelpful is when uninformed opinions blur the picture.

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Obama to snatch up to 75% of your income - WND

If President Obama repeals the Bush tax cuts and imposes a 20 percent value added tax, or VAT, on the U.S., Americans may be facing tax rates where more than half of everything earned is confiscated by the federal government in the form of income taxes, Jerome Corsi's Red Alert reports.
Add Social Security taxes and the tax burden quickly advances to more than 60 percent.

"Adding state property and income taxes to the burden, the amount government confiscates could be in the 75 percent range before Americans have a chance to vote Obama out of office in 2012," Corsi wrote. "Are Americans willing to be taxed 75 percent of every dollar earned?"
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Private pay shrinks to historic lows - USA Today

Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of this year, a USA TODAY analysis of government data finds.
At the same time, government-provided benefits — from Social Security, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other programs — rose to a record high during the first three months of 2010.

Those records reflect a long-term trend accelerated by the recession and the federal stimulus program to counteract the downturn. The result is a major shift in the source of personal income from private wages to government programs.
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Economy hitting on all cylinders as the Obama recovery rolls on - Doug Ross

"I truly believe that we have not seen the worst of this," said Julia Borst, president of the Utah Mortgage Lenders Association. "I can't even explain to you the gravity of it..."'

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Delightful: Democrats to stick American taxpayers with a $165 billion bill to pay off the Unions' underfunded pensions -Doug Ross

It appears that bankrupting the United States Treasury was only the first step in the Democrat plan to destroy the American economy. Layering in a new entitlement program -- socialized medicine -- when the country can't afford its existing programs was thought to be the icing on the cake. It wasn't.

The final nail in the coffin may come in the form of stealing $165 billion additional dollars from taxpayers to fund union pensions that were mismanaged and misappropriated by the bosses who support Democrats in good times and bad.

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Dick Morris: Sestak Bribery Scandal Is Impeachable Offense (Video) - First Things

Is Senate Cand. Sestak (D-PA) Lying About Bribe or Did WH Break the Law? - Flopping Aces

If Sestak is lying he should be disqualified for the Senate. If someone at the White House offered him a bribe to stay out of Senate race, they broke the law.

That’s really the only two ways to look at this story. The White House made it clear they did not want Joe Sestak to run in the primary against Senator Arlen Specter. Sestak has repeatedly claimed that he was offered a high level job if he were to drop out of the race which he won in last week’s Pennsylvania primary.
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Todd: Obama Offering Sestak Job No Different Than Cheney Offering Campaign Backing To Pawlenty - Newsbusters

Does Chuck Todd understand the difference between offering, in return for a candidate's agreement to drop out of a race, a big federal job with its salary and perks, versus offering to support someone's possible future political campaign? Apparently not. For the NBC Political Director and chief White House correspondent this morning equated the Obama admin's apparent offer of a top job to Joe Sestak with Dick Cheney's reported offer to support Tim Pawlenty in a subsequent gubernatorial run if he would get out of a Senate primary against Norm Coleman.

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Calderon Lied, and Democrats Applauded...And no, it isn't about the issue you think it is - Pajamas Media Via Confederate Yankee

His claim that 80% of the guns seized in Mexico came from the U.S. is widely debunked nonsense.

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Libtalker Pleads With Obama To Take Action On Oil Spill

THEY'RE WORRIED - Libtalkers Worry Public Outrage Shifting Toward Obama- The Radio Equalizer

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ABC's George Stephanopoulos Fawns Over Democrat Caroline Kennedy's Award for Tax Hikes

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