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Archive for April 15th, 2011

Former head of CIA “bin Laden Unit”: Libyan rebels are like the Taliban

Posted by iusbvision on April 15, 2011

Dr. Michael Scheuer:

Good analysis but totally whacked on Israel…

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David Freddoso on corrupt “Gangster Government”

Posted by iusbvision on April 15, 2011

Freddoso’s new book is a tell all of government corruption. This is a no miss interview.

Chicago has come to Washington.

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“Smartest man in Congress” explains what went wrong with Obama’s Libyan operation

Posted by iusbvision on April 15, 2011

Thaddeus McCotter, often called “the smartest man in Congress”, explains what went wrong with President Obama’s Libyan operation.

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Mexico sells gas for $2.80 per gallon

Posted by iusbvision on April 15, 2011

Why is our price so high? Extremist regulations that are costly and designed to appease the Democrats eco-extremist base – LINK

Here is an example of how and why:

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The House passes 6 T-t-t-t-trillion dollars in Spending cuts over ten years

Posted by iusbvision on April 15, 2011

Via Bob Schneider:

The House passes 6 T-t-t-t-trillion dollars in Spending cuts. Of course, Ron Paul and his RINOs didn’t vote for the plan, because there isn’t an extra trillion to shut down the Pentagon. That’s “conservatism”? None I’ve ever heard of, or would be affiliated with.

It trims the budget by 6.2 trillion dollars over ten years and sets us on the path to stop stacking onto the deficit and actually start paying the thing off. It has to be done. If it is not done, as Moody’s has warned (read promised), the United States will lose its AAA credit rating. If that happens, and rest assured it will in just a few years if we do not change course, it will make the Great Depression look like a walk in the lilies.

Democrats say that they don’t like it because it turns Medicare into a voucher program. I am not familiar enough with the Ryan plan to give all the details but if their spin is anything like what the said about Social Security reform than that is a huge amount of spin. But for the sake of a thought exercise, lets say that the Democrats complaint is true for just a moment.

School voucher programs work very well both here and in Europe where some countries use them on a large scale. The main reasons that Democrats would oppose such a program are these:

1 – It would eliminate the need for most of them massive bureaucracy that runs it now and eats up large portions of your Medicare dollars before they help anyone with a medical bill. That would mean a lot less government union dues that go to fill Democrats campaign coffers.

2 – It would give you more control and the government much less. Remember that today’s Democrat leadership are not “liberals” at all. They are arch leftist central planners

Doubt me?

Watch these – NO I mean really watch it!

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Another Broken Promise: Obama uses “Signing Statements” to ignore Congress and the law

Posted by iusbvision on April 15, 2011

Remember this?

Jake Tapper:

President Obama Issues “Signing Statement” Indicating He Won’t Abide by Provision in Budget Bill

n a statement issued Friday night, President Obama took issue with some provisions in the budget bill – and in one case simply says he will not abide by it.

Last week the White House and congressional Democrats and Republicans were involved in intense negotiations over not only the size of the budget for the remainder of the FY2011 budget, and spending cuts within that budget, but also several GOP “riders,” or policy provisions attached to the bill.

One rider – Section 2262 — de-funds certain White House adviser positions – or “czars.” The president in his signing statement declares that he will not abide by it.

“The President has well-established authority to supervise and oversee the executive branch, and to obtain advice in furtherance of this supervisory authority,” he wrote. “The President also has the prerogative to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities, and do so not only from executive branch officials and employees outside the White House, but also from advisers within it. Legislative efforts that significantly impede the President’s ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers by undermining the President’s ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

Therefore, the president wrote, “the executive branch will construe section 2262 not to abrogate these Presidential prerogatives.”

In other words: we know what you wanted that provision to do, but we don’t think it’s constitutional, so we will interpret it differently than the way you meant it.

During his presidential campaign, then-Senator Obama was quite critical of the Bush administration’s uses of signing statements telling the Boston Globe in 2007 that the “problem” with the Bush administration “is that it has attached signing statements to legislation in an effort to change the meaning of the legislation, to avoid enforcing certain provisions of the legislation that the President does not like, and to raise implausible or dubious constitutional objections to the legislation.”

Then-Sen. Obama said he would “not use signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law.”

The president said that no one “doubts that it is appropriate to use signing statements to protect a president’s constitutional prerogatives; unfortunately, the Bush Administration has gone much further than that.”

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Teacher to Limbaugh: A fellow teacher is trying to indoctrinate my son

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