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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Archive for January 23rd, 2009

Blagojevich on His Due Process Rights Being Violated

Posted by iusbvision on January 23, 2009

Like him or hate him, Blago is dead right about this. He is not being allowed to even call any witnesses in his defense and we are talking about a man who has not even had an indictment leveled against him. Patrick Fitzgerald told the press he was guilty and Blago may be removed from office before even he sees the evidence.

Be sure to click the Blagojevich category link below to see all of our coverage on this. You will see that what is going on here is one of the most heinous violations of a mans constitutionally protected due process rights that I have ever seen in America. Blago may be guilty, but all of us, even he, has a right to fair due process. There is so much concern about the due process for prisoner of war Al-Qeada detainees at Guantanamo are getting (which no country on Earth has done to this degree before), yet Blago has become a political liability for the Democrats so his rights are violated right and left and only a few are honest enough to tell it like it is.

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Did Obama Lie About His Education Secretary?

Posted by iusbvision on January 23, 2009

Video

Transcript

Numbers Game

President-elect Obama says his pick for education secretary — Chicago Schools Chief Arne Duncan — presided over a 30% increase in the number of elementary students who meet acceptable levels on standardized tests. But a Cybercast News analysis of education department statistics indicates only 17% of Chicago eighth graders tested at or above grade level in reading in 2007. In contrast, 29% of eighth graders across the country scored at or above grade-level reading that year.

The report says Chicago’s schools consistently performed below the national average in reading, writing and math during Duncan’s tenure.

Also in the video –  State Government Gone Wild

Twenty-two of the 36 states facing budget deficits this fiscal year are increasing spending. Yes, increasing. Many states are collecting significantly less revenue than they counted on when budgets were drafted six months ago.

Spending cuts or tax increases will be necessitated because a number of states are required by law to balance their budgets. Cybercast News reports a survey from the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers released this week says the biggest offender is Nevada which at mid-year was $115 million in debt but plans to increase spending by just over 11%. New York will spend about 5.5% more despite being $1.8 billion in the red. Rounding out the top five are Ohio, North Carolina and Connecticut.

Hey, you voted for these people…..

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One Trillion Dollars Spent and Not One New Job?

Posted by iusbvision on January 23, 2009

UPDATE I – Check THIS out.

Hey don’t blame me, I opposed the bailout(s).

This is a perfect example of why social spending doesn’t grow an economy well if at all.

1. The money is spent for political reasons and not economic ones.

2. When the government becomes the source of money no wealth is created, just debt and that is inflationary.

3. Recessions come at a time when there is a lack of liquidity among the public and discretional spending and investment are down. Inflation lowers that liquidity and debt has to be paid back by the public which also lowers liquidity.

4. Unemployment during the “New Deal” that Democrats are so proud of never fell below 20%. Most of “New Deal” spending went to swing states to buy votes.

5. If social spending was the backbone of economic growth, Sweden would be a super power by now.

6. LBJ’s war on poverty actually grew poverty, not decreased it.

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Former Guantanamo Detainee Now Yeman Al-Qaeda Leader

Posted by iusbvision on January 23, 2009

Via IHT (aka new York Times but not for domestic publication):

Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group
Friday, January 23, 2009

BEIRUT: The emergence of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee as the deputy leader of Al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch has underscored the potential complications in carrying out the executive order that President Barack Obama signed that the detention center be shut down within a year.

The militant, Said Ali al-Shihri, is suspected of involvement in a deadly bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen’s capital, Sana, in September. He was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007 and passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen.

His status was announced in an Internet statement by the militant group and was confirmed by a U.S. counterterrorism official. “They’re one and the same guy,” said the official, who insisted on anonymity because he was discussing an intelligence analysis. “He returned to Saudi Arabia in 2007, but his movements to Yemen remain unclear.”

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