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Archive for July 29th, 2009

More Obama Administration Ethics issues – White House Lowers Lobbying Restrictions – Breaking Campaign Promise Again

Posted by iusbvision on July 29, 2009

Obama ran on reducing the influence of lobbyists, he ran commercials criticizing McCain for having former lobbyists working for him campaign while having active lobbyists working on his own (LINK).

The following numbered links are just a sample of the lobbying coverage we have delivered about it’s influence on this administration: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18].

The Hill Magazine:

In a significant change, the Obama administration will now allow lobbyists to meet and have telephonic discussions with government officials regarding economic recovery projects.

The lifting of the ban comes after K Street has cried foul for months and has challenged the White House on its restrictions. …

Now, the just-revised rules will allow government personnel to accept meetings and calls from federally registered lobbyists on the implementation of stimulus projects. The head of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, issued a new guidance late Friday regarding the administration’s communications with registered lobbyists about economic recovery funds.

This administration is six months old and Michelle Malkin already had enough info to write a 400 page book about the kickbacks and corruption that has gone on.

Michelle Malkin:

Bully boys: A brief history of White House thuggery

Just finished up on the Today Show, where I had a quick chance to briefly expose the Culture of Corruptionin the age of Obama. My syndicated column today adds to the dossier with a round-up of fresh Bully Boy moments.

It’s the Chicago way.

Six months into the Obama administration, it should now be clear to all Americans: Hope and Change came to the White House wrapped in brass knuckles.

Ask the Congressional Budget Office. Last week, President Obama spilled the beans on the Today Show that he had met with CBO director Douglas Elmendorf – just as the number-crunchers were casting ruinous doubt on White House cost-saving claims. Yes, question the timing. The CBO is supposed to be a neutral score-keeper – not a water boy for the White House. But when the meeting failed to stop the CBO from issuing more analysis undercutting the health care savings claims, Obama’s budget director Peter Orszag played the heavy.

Orszag warned the CBO in a public letter that it risked feeding the perception that it was “exaggerating costs and underestimating savings.” Message: Leave the number-fudging to the boss. Capiche?

President Obama issued an even more explicit order to unleash the hounds on Blue Dog Democrats during his health care press conference. “Keep up the heat” translated into Organizing for America/Democrat National Committee attack ads on moderate Democrats who have revolted against Obamacare’s high costs and expansive government powers over medical decisions.

Looks like there won’t be a health care beer summit any time soon.

The CBO and the Blue Dogs got off easy compared to inspectors generals targeted by Team Obama goons. Gerald Walpin, the former Americorps inspector general was slimed as mentally incompetent (“confused” and “disoriented”) after blowing the whistle on several cases of community service tax fraud, including the case of Obama crony Kevin Johnson. As I’ve reported previously, Johnson’s the NBA star-turned-Sacramento Democrat mayor who ran a federally-funded non-profit group employing AmeriCorps volunteers that were exploited to perform campaign work for Johnson and provided personal services (car washes, errands) to Johnson and his staff.

Walpin filed suit last week to get his job back – and to defend the integrity and independence of inspector generals system-wide. But he faces hardball tactics from both the West Wing and the East Wing, where First Lady Michelle Obama has been intimately involved in personnel decisions at AmeriCorps, according to youth service program insiders.

At the Environmental Protection Agency, top Obama officials muzzled veteran researcher Alan Carlin, who dared to question the conventional wisdom on global warming. The economist with a physics degree was trashed as a non-scientist know-nothing.

Be sure to follow the link and read the rest of her latest column.

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Michael Savage: The left has abondoned the principle of free speech

Posted by iusbvision on July 29, 2009

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Pundits Sound off Palin Farewell Speech: Blasts Elite Media that “Makes Things Up”

Posted by iusbvision on July 29, 2009

Pollster Frank Luntz, Palin is going to hammer the elite media :

Media Relations Strategist Andrea Tantaros “Palin accomplished as governor what Obama promised and failed to deliver upon.” :

Limbaugh “Is  there another national leader talking this way?” :

O’Reilly on the elite media’s continuing ridiculous attacks on Palin: …Most successful presidents have been former governors just like Sarah Palin, but unlike most of those governors she accomplished her legislative agenda for reform in Alaska in two and a half years.

Washington Post’s Dan Balz:

She exited office in classic Palin style, with folksy picnics at which she bade farewell to her constituents, and with a running series of Twitter reports as she traversed the vast state. In one posted Saturday en route to Fairbanks, she wrote, “We remember all of AK is big/wild/good life; feel freedom here.”

It may be that, after 11 difficult months in the spotlight, Palin longs to feel some of that freedom she wrote about Saturday. But does she have a second act in her repertoire?

“Palin Year One was the introduction of a persona, and the construction (and destruction) of legend around it,” Tucker Eskew, a senior adviser to the Republican during her 2008 vice presidential bid, wrote in an e-mail Sunday. “I think she believes in an America of limitless possibility, so let’s see. Year Two and beyond will be defined by her capacity for reinvention.

“Substantive second acts in American politics are reserved for those who stake a claim and defend it,” Eskew added. “By resigning, she limits her chances for public office and expands her chances for personal good fortune. Somewhere in between public office and personal standing lies her apparent — but elusive — goal of influence.”

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Democrats moving to tax everything and anything..

Posted by iusbvision on July 29, 2009

From taxing your health benefits, to new tobacco and alcohol taxes, raising income taxes, a national energy tax, and even proposals to tax you for every mile you drive and track you using GPS (LINK); here is the latest cockamamie idea from the Democrats, tax bo-tox, teeth whitening and plastic surgery.

National Journal:

Face-lifts, tummy tucks and hair transplants could be hit with a new tax to help finance the trillion-dollar healthcare overhaul plan, according to sources familiar with the Senate talks.

The Senate Finance Committee has discussed imposing a 10 percent excise tax on cosmetic surgery deemed unnecessary for medical purposes. The idea was broached in a meeting with OMB Director Orszag in mid-July, after which Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus told reporters he had heard some “interesting,” “creative,” and “kind of fun” ideas.

The tax, which has not been officially scored, would plug some of the revenue gap senators are seeking to fill to keep on schedule for a markup the week of Aug. 3. It would target procedures prohibited under Section 213 of the tax code, which deals with itemized deductions for medical expenses not covered by health insurance.

… nose jobs, liposuction, teeth-whitening procedures and Botox injections to smooth wrinkles would be prohibited under Sec. 213 and subject to the new tax.

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Jews Protesting Against Obama for Interfering in Domestic Policy. Say Obama is Racist Against Jews

Posted by iusbvision on July 29, 2009

Via WND:

JERUSALEM – President Obama’s policies against Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem and the strategic West Bank were slammed as “racist” today by participants in a rally drawing about 2,000 Israelis in front of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem.

“George Mitchell go home!” yelled protestors in front of the U.S. government building.

Mitchell, Obama’s envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is here discussing the American administration’s call for a halt to all Jewish settlement activity, including natural growth or accommodating the needs of existing Jewish populations in the areas in question.

“Obama should not be pressing Israel to compromise and freeze building in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem,” protest organizer Yaacov Steinberg told WND.

Israel already done for? Read Aaron Klein’s “The Late Great State of Israel”

“All these steps in the past just brought more Palestinian terror and showed Israeli weakness,” said Steinberg, director of a coalition of West Bank Jewish organizations.


“People tell us that it is impossible to stand up against American pressure; there is no bigger lie,” yelled out Dani Dayan, who heads the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, which helped to organize the event. It was timed to coincide with US envoy George Mitchell’s visit to Israel.

Netanyahu’s government should be concerned with its election promises to support the settlements, rather than with its obligations to the US, Dayan said. This government has an obligation to return Israel to the Zionist path of settling the land, he said.

Prior to the rally Dayan told The Jerusalem Post he hoped “Netanyahu will learn lessons from those who preceded him.”

And this gets down to what this is really all about. The Obama administration was not pleased that Netanyahu won the election so they are pressuring Israel to attempt to force them to break a key Netanyahu campaign promise.

Didn’t Joe Biden promise that this administration would be the most pro-Israel ever? I doubted it when the administration began hiring several very serious anti-semites to work in the administration.  See our “ISRAEL” category to learn more.

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