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ABC’s Jake Tapper Blasts Obama’s Double Standard on Jobs

Posted by iusbvision on March 31, 2011

ABC’s Jake Tapper on the double standard: “What would candidate Obama have said if Bush’s jobs adviser ran a company which outsourced thousands of jobs and paid no taxes on $14 billion in profits?

Jeffery Immelt with Obama

Politico (and Politico is very left friendly folks):

The results of GE’s tight relationship with the Obama administration are starting to show.

The company’s CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, went from being an Obama ally on green energy to being one of his top outside advisers on the economy in the last two years.

In the process, The New York Times reports, GE had one of its best years in 2010, in part by getting a huge tax benefit from Uncle Sam.

Last year, the company paid nothing to the government. Instead, the government paid GE $3.2 billion in tax breaks.

“Its extraordinary success is based on an aggressive strategy that mixes fierce lobbying for tax breaks and innovative accounting that enables it to concentrate its profits offshore,” according to The Times.

Some combination of aggressive lobbying for green energy tax incentives — for which the administration had pushed aggressively in the Recovery Act and in President Obama’s budgets to Congress over the last two year — and strategies run out of its in-house tax department have made GE one of the leading companies in reducing its corporate tax burden.

When Immelt was named the chairman of Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in January, he acknowledged that his company has a reputation for running most of its business overseas, the result of more than three decades of reducing its domestic operations to minimize costs.

“I know that despite the fact that 60 percent of GE’s revenues are outside of the United States, I personally and this company share in the responsibly and the accountability to make sure that this is the most competitive and productive country in the world,” Immelt said in January.

But he neglected to mention that GE’s offshore operation also allows it to avoid paying most of its taxes to the federal government.

GE’s spokesman told the Times that reducing its tax burden is part of the company’s “responsibility” to its shareholders.

But it also appears to run contrary to Obama’s rhetoric about slowing the rapid offshoring of American jobs.

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3½-Year-old Girl on Egyptian TV: Jews Are Apes and Pigs

Posted by iusbvision on February 27, 2011

Much of the Middle-Eastern world has programming similar to this.

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Jake Tapper: Another Obama Campaign Reversal

Posted by iusbvision on June 24, 2009

Update – RNC releases Ad:

Jake Tapper:

Once Opposed to ‘Forcing’ Americans to Get Health Insurance, President Obama Now Says His Thinking Has ‘Evolved’

June 24, 2009 9:40 AM

It was once a major bone of contention between then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, as they campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton’s health care proposal required Americans to have health insurance, similarly in theory to how drivers are required to have car insurance. Obama’s didn’t.

“Senator Clinton is arguing that the only way to get every American covered is if you force every American to buy health care,” Mr. Obama told Iowa reporters in November 2007. “And unfortunately she hasn’t told anybody how she would enforce this mandate.”

During a contentious debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Obama said “the only difference between Senator Clinton’s health care plan and mine is that she thinks the problem for people without health care is that nobody has mandated — forced — them to get health care. That’s not what I’m seeing around Nevada. What I see are people who would love to have health care. They — they desperately want it. But the problem is they can’t afford it.”

He underlined again during the debate: “I don’t think that the problem with the American people is that they are not being forced to get health care.”

But during his interview with Diane Sawyer, President Obama said that while “mandates are an example of… something that I was resistant to during the campaign… this is an area where people have made some pretty compelling arguments to me that if we want to have a system that drives down costs for everybody, then we’ve got to have healthier people not opt out of the system. And I think that you have to be careful to make sure that there’s a waiver. So that if we haven’t made health care affordable yet, you’re not punishing people, not only because they can’t afford health care, but — now giving ’em an additional fine.”

The president said that “any program that we put in place, I think there will be some phase-in period. So that we can calibrate and adjust to make sure that there really is affordability there before we start trying to penalize people. But I think my thinking on the issue of mandates has evolved. And I think that that is typical of most people who study this problem deeper.”

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ABC’s Jake Tapper Not Giving the Full Story on Alaska Earmarks – Update Tapper lied.

Posted by iusbvision on March 13, 2009

Jake Tapper had this to say this morning (its ok Jake I know its early and you haven’t had your coffee yet ;-) :

Palin’s Back to Lovin’ Her Some Earmarks

March 12, 2009 9:55 PM

Not only are earmarks a bipartisan affliction, but the double-talk and hypocrisy surrounding them are as well.

After spending sigificant (SIC) time and airspace bashing the earmark process as the running mate of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin requested an unspecified number of earmarks in the omnibus spending bill, Jonathan Stein and David Corn report at Mother Jones.

One hundred earmarks worth $144 million are headed for Alaska, Taxpayers for Common Sense says. That works out to $209.71 per state resident — more money, per capita, than any other state.

“We have drastically, drastically reduced our earmark request since I came into office,” Palin told ABC News’ Charles Gibson last year after he pointed out that Alaska received $231 per person in earmarks in 2008.

“The abuse of earmarks, it’s un-American, it’s undemocratic, and it’s not going to be accepted in a McCain-Palin administration,” she said. “Earmark abuse will stop.”

Hey Jake, here is the Alaska Daily News Sept. 8, 2008:

For the 2007 federal budget year, the administration of former Gov. Frank Murkowski submitted 63 earmark requests totaling $350 million, Palin’s staff said. That slid to 52 earmarks valued at $256 million in Palin’s first year. This year, the governor’s office asked the delegation to help them land 31 earmarks valued at $197 million. http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/516743.html

And this year according to what you have there $144 million this year. Another reduction. I have seen Governor Palin say that she wanted to lower the amount of earmark requests to avoid abuse. It seems like she is weening the state off of them. Looks like promise made promise kept. [This is 4 years in a row where earmarks dropped.]

Chuck Norton, Editor

UPDATE –

The Governor’s press release on this issue is HERE.

Jake Tapper knew he was being deceptive in today’s Palin reporting. This is another example of how the media lies and creates false and misleading narratives. They give you some of the facts and present them with a false spin or attitude, in this case to try and make Gov. Palin out to be a liar when in fact she has always been consistent on this issue and 10 minutes worth of fact checking would have given him the truth. I used to think that Jake Tapper was different, now we know he is just another lying member of the drive by media. If Jake Tapper had a residue of integrity when shown the truth he would have retracted and apologized and not posted this immature comment. Tapper is ABC’s White House correspondednt and there is no excuse for this.

If Gov. Palin runs for office again, reporters who lie to us in order to destroy her need to be treated as if they are a political opponent. There are ways to do this effectively.

Here is what happened this morning.

Jake tapper put out a tweet this morning saying that “Forgot to mention palin back to pro-earmark”

So I sent him a tweet back saying:

As you can see the number of earmarks used by Alaska has dropped four years in a row. Literally this is a Palin promise made and a Palin promise kept.

So Jake Tapper is reporting this evening:

Palin v. Political Punch

March 13, 2009 6:43 PM

A very irate aide to Gov. Sarah Palin contacted ABC News today to explain why his boss’s 31 requests for earmarks in the fiscal year 2009 budget, totaling $197 million, represent a victory for fiscally conservative values.

“I am disturbed by this item,” wrote Bill McAllister, director of communications for Gov. Palin, referencing a blog entry from last night in which we referred to an article in the liberal magazine Mother Jones noting that Palin — after what seemed like a campaign against earmark abuse — was back at the proverbial trough.

“The headline doesn’t seem very dignified for a major news organization,” said the spokesman for the governor who repeatedly referred to then-Senator, now-President Obama as “palling around with terrorists.” He also quibbled with our referencing Mother Jones. (We also reference conservative publications here. But anyway.)

“Let’s start with the overwhelming mischaracterization of Gov. Palin’s stance on earmarks that has been repeated and repeated since Aug. 29,” McAllister wrote. “The governor never said that earmarks should be abolished or that the State of Alaska wouldn’t seek or accept any. Didn’t happen. What she said well before she was a national candidate (going back at least to October of 2007) was that earmark reform was necessary and the state would need to rely less on federal money than it had been.”

McAllister then pointed out that Palin made 51 earmark requests for the FY 2008 budget, totaling $256 million; and 31 requests totaling $197 million, for the FY 2009 budget.

McAllister said that for next year’s budget, Gov. Palin will only make eight requests, totaling $69 million, which will include “six ongoing federal appropriations and just two new projects: an upgrade at the Kodiak Missile Defense Facility, which is relevant to national security, and a bridge replacement critical to construction of the pending Alaska natural gas pipeline, also in the national interest.”

Than Tapper posted this smart ass comment:

Alarmed, I asked McAllister how Palin was “literally” injured. Was she okay? Was she infirm?

“I didn’t say physically injured,” he wrote back. “Certainly her reputation was injured by the erroneous reporting.”

Ah.

Update II – Hotair.com comments HERE.

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ABC’s Jake Tapper Exposes Obama Administration Lies and Spin Again

Posted by iusbvision on February 17, 2009

Ok it’s official. Jake Tapper is the only tough and genuine journalist in the elite media. I am making a new Jake Tapper category. In this video Tapper takes apart Obama’s Press Secretary “Baghdad Bob” Gibbs over the Caterpillar CEO lie that the administration put out. They said that the Cat CEO said that if Obama’s stimulus passed he could hire back workers that he laid off. Come to find out it was a blatant misrepresentation of what was said.

I have watched Tapper for about seven months now, and while he is not as well informed as Carl Cameron or Major Garret (who take the time to get to know the details of almost anything they cover), but for an elite media guy, Tapper is one of the best. Expect Tapper to come under attack from the left if he keeps holding the Obama Administration’s own words to reality.

As opposed to the pathetic Terry Moran at ABC who fawns all over Obama and asks him tough questions like “Are you too nice” and chastises those evil Republicans in the House for voting against his corruption and special interest laden Porkulus bill. Too see that interview and the transcript follwo this link to Newsbusters.

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ABC News’ Jake Tapper Destroys Obama’s Press Secretary Over Lack of Transparency

Posted by iusbvision on February 6, 2009

Transparency was a key theme of the Obama Campaign, a theme that they reversed literally within minutes of taking office. It seems like every other day day the Washington press corps rips this guy apart. Scott McClelland call your office. This guy was picked as Press Secretary because he is affable, a guy who you can feel sorry for and right in line with “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky, he comes across as someone who is no threat at all.  

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