Monday, June 30, 2014

Central Bank Analysts Say Stocks Are In 'Euphoric' Territory And We're Screwed When The Recession Hits

The Bank for International Settlements — the Swiss-based financial institution that acts as a counterparty to national central banks — has declared that stock markets are in a "euphoric" state and has urged central banks globally to begin tightening interest-rate policies now while economies are growing rather than wait for another recession, when it will be too late.
Those are scary words coming from a set of economists whose job it is to monitor how capable central banks are of responding to economic conditions with flexible monetary policy.
The subtext (and not so subtext) of BIS's annual report is that, because many central banks have reduced interest rates to zero — the U.S. and Japan included — they are without weapons to boost the economy should another crisis hit. You can't go lower than zero, basically.

Obama Orders 200 Combat Troops to Iraq

President Obama announced that he is sending 200 U.S. military servicemembers “equipped for combat” to Iraq in order to protect Americans in Baghdad, a force that comes in addition to 300 military advisers that he has previously ordered into the country.
“In light of the security situation in Baghdad, I have ordered up to approximately 200 additional U.S. Armed Forces personnel to Iraq to reinforce security at the U.S. Embassy, its support facilities, and the Baghdad International Airport,” Obama wrote in a memo to House and Senate leaders Monday afternoon. “This force consists of additional security forces, rotary-wing aircraft, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support. This force is deploying for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property, if necessary, and is equipped for combat. This force will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.”
Last week, Obama ordered 300 other servicemembers to Iraq. “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq, but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people in the region and American interests as well,” Obama said at the time.

Here Are The 28.5 Million Cars Recalled By GM In The First Half Of 2014

One could say things about what is now without doubt the biggest company joke in the history of the US - maybe global - automotive sector, putting even East Germany's infamous Trabant to shame.
Things like following the just announced latest recall of another 7.6 million cars across models from 1997 to 2014, and another 800K+ cars thrown in just because, GM has recalled more cars in the first 6 months of 2014 than it has sold in all of 2011, 2012 and 2013. Which incidentally would be true as the chart below shows. 

IRS Admits Leaking Personal Information In Prop 8 Debate

In all of this past week’s flurry IRS news: Lois Lerner and other IRS’ officials hard drives crashing, emails showing Lerner targeted Sen. Chuck Grassley, and the IRS Commissioner telling Congress they’ve done nothing wrong — some news got lost in the shuffle.
The IRS did do something very wrong, admitted it and paid a significant fine to resolve it.
Two years after activists for same-sex marriage obtained the confidential tax return and donor list of a national group opposed to redefining marriage, the Internal Revenue Service has admitted wrongdoing and agreed to settle the resulting lawsuit.
The Daily Signal has learned that, under a consent judgment today, the IRS agreed to pay $50,000 in damages to the National Organization for Marriage as a result of the unlawful release of the confidential information to a gay rights group, the Human Rights Campaign, that is NOM’s chief political rival.
“Congress made the disclosure of confidential tax return information a serious matter for a reason,” NOM Chairman John D. Eastman told The Daily Signal. “We’re delighted that the IRS has now been held accountable for the illegal disclosure of our list of major donors from our tax return.” 

America’s Underemployment Crisis Is Bad And Getting Worse

Many people with Bachelor's degrees or higher end up working low-paying jobs, such as becoming baristas.
While earning a college degree is still the best option for becoming financially successful, it no longer holds any sort of guaranteed financial payoff — indeed, a growing number of students may never put their Bachelor's degrees to use.
In 2010, 17 million college graduates  were categorized as underemployed — working jobs requiring a lower level of education or skills than what they were qualified for — according to analysis by  Richard Vedder, director of the  Center for College Affordability and Productivity, based on data from the  Bureau of Labor Statistics.
We checked in with Vedder to hear his latest thoughts on the underemployment crisis, and the outlook is not bright.

U.S. Supreme Court to rule in mandatory union dues case

An Illinois healthcare worker's legal challenge of mandatory union dues from public employees reaches a climax on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court is due to rule in the case at the final session of its nine-month term.
If the justices agree with the sweeping argument made by home healthcare worker Pamela Harris that compulsory union dues are forced association and speech prohibited by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment, it would essentially establish a national right-to-work law and deliver a blow to public employee unions.
The case, Harris v. Quinn, seeks to upend the decades-old practice of including so-called fair-share, agency or union-security clauses in collective bargaining agreements. 

Central Bank Analysts Say Stocks Are In 'Euphoric' Territory And We're Screwed When The Recession Hits

The Bank for International Settlements — the Swiss-based financial institution that acts as a counterparty to national central banks — has declared that stock markets are currently in a "euphoric" state and has urged central banks globally to begin tightening interest rate policies now while economies are growing rather than wait for another recession, when it will be too late.
Those are scary words, coming from a set of economists whose job it is to monitor how capable central banks are of responding to economic conditions with flexible monetary policy.
The subtext (and not-so-subtext) of BIS's annual report is that because many central banks have reduced interest rates to zero — the U.S. and Japan included — they are currently without weapons to boost the economy should another crisis hit. You can't go lower than zero, basically.

Mr. Obama - He Has Troubles He Can't Manage

Obama's record before the Supreme Court is not a good one.  Check out this item.

Obama should be ashamed.  But he is not.  This is standard operating procedure for our serial liar president who is seemingly quite proud of his ability to dupe the public.

Good.  Now he gets what he deserves.  A huge pile of illegal actions he perpetrated with his illegal appointments of members to the National Labor Relations Board are in jeopardy.  Every decision rendered by the board since the illegal appointments should be repealed.

The man is beyond salvaging.  He is bad to the core.  He is so dishonest he believes his lies.  That he has no decency or backbone is illustrated by the below linked item.  He blames the Republicans for all his troubles.  That is a man who has no ability to accept responsibility for anything that goes bad during his watch, much less for the flood of failures he has heaved on the backs of the American people.  He is a bad, bad, bad human being.  Whether he believes it not and despite his constant belittling of Congress they have a role in governing.  Their obstinacy regarding his awful agenda is completely legitimate.  He is not a king and he does not have the authority to dictate to congress what they must do nor does he have unilateral authority to do what he wants.  The Supreme Court has told him that 13 times in just the past two years by overturning some of his pet projects or his illegal unilateral actions.  He must be deaf and dumb or he and his advisors can't read, otherwise he would have got the message by now.  The constitution calls it checks and balances.  The framers put that limiting feature in the constitution precisely to protect the nation from would be tyrants like Obama.    He is clearly a slow learner.  He pledged during the State of the Union to go it alone if Congress did not do what HE wanted.  He has repeated that pledge several times since, ignoring completely, the Supreme Court's admonitions.   Such arrogance!

Read this entire piece please.  It is an indictment of the border/immigration policies implemented by President Obama.  It will make you mad.    Lay this disaster entirely at the feet of the President of the United States. 

Did he say the economy is improving?   I may have covered this elsewhere but it bears repeating.  Nonetheless, he and his progressive co-conspirators want to do further damage to American workers already out of work. 

His constant mantra that the government is good is one big lie and he knows it.  The man is unbelievably dishonest and once again proves he is not fit to hold the office he occupies.   If government were so good we would not be in the economic and cultural mess we are in.  It is precisely the government that has put us in this place.

The man pretends to know almost everything about every subject.  But when he opens his mouth to dispense his wisdom he makes a complete fool of himself.

This assessment of his performance in foreign affairs offered by an expert in Middle Eastern affairs reveals that Obama is but a puppet being manipulated by Russia's Putin.  He observes that "I’m afraid the community organizer who became president is incapable of thinking strategically at all, but Putin is on top of it, he’s the ultimate puppeteer in this.”

Oh! the mess he has made.

About Speaker Boehner's proposed lawsuit against Obama.  It would never have come to this but for the complicity in presidential misconduct by Democrats in Congress. 

George Burns

Disgraceful Behavior

This is a shameful exhibition by an elected official.  In the case of Democrat Representative Cummings, however, it doubly shameful.  Hard evidence exists that he and his office have been in contact with the IRS urging them to illegally probe and punish conservative groups.  Yet he sits on the Congressional committee investigating the very IRS wrong doing in which he may have had a part.  To boot he is the minority leader of that committee.  No doubt because he could be a target in the investigation he is working hard to disrupt the committee's proceedings in hopes that the truth does not emerge.  He is not only trying to protect Obama and his corrupt band of brothers, but his own rear end, too.  Truly disgusting behavior.  By the way, because of his reputation as a relentless disruptive bull dog he was chosen by Nancy Pelosi to sit on Representative Trey Goudy's committee investigating the Benghazi.  His role/purpose?  To obstruct those proceedings.  Such are the characters and ethics of those serving in our government.  Their total absence of ethics and sense of decency is appalling.
This is the Democrat operative in charge of the IRS who says that getting a special prosecutor to investigate wrong-doing in the IRS would be a waste of taxpayer money.  Given the fraud, waste and abuse widely fully established as being endemic to the IRS that statement is laughable on its face.  Not to mention this:  Quote:  "A few weeks ago the IRS found itself in hot water with Congress for having paid $1 million in bonuses to 1,100 IRS employees who were late in paying their taxes or had willfully understated their tax liability or income."  An honest, forthright, fair and just organization, don't you think?  Not hardly.  

And regarding the total and complete absence of integrity in the IRS consider this piece.  Quote:  "During the 2012 presidential campaign, NOM [National Organization for Marriage] accused the IRS of leaking information concerning the group’s contributors to Joe Solomese, head of the far-left Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The Huffington Post then used the leaked information provided by Solomese to accuse Mitt Romney of having donated $10,000 to NOM."  A perfectly legitimate thing that could be done by any person.  But because the political left does not support marriage, the Obama campaign used the illegally acquired information to sling leftist mud on candidate Romney.  And get this.  "One day after taking advantage of the IRS leak, Solomese resigned his position with the HRC and became a co-chair of the Obama campaign."  There's more. The IRS was sued and lost the case.  Quote:  "Internal Revenue Service–one of the principal organs of Barack Hussein Obama’s 2012 reelection Campaign—just paid $50,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against the Service [IRS] by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).  Of course, the settlement was paid with taxpayer dollars."  Not only does the IRS routinely abuse tax payers it also takes our money and wastes a bunch of it on frivolous, even illegal, activities and what's worse is when found to have committed crimes/unethical acts they pay the penalties with money they took from us.  No hurt to them.  That's justice, don't you think?  

Here's more disgraceful behavior.  This time it is the Attorney General, Eric Holder.

Now, if you think Obama and his far left/progressive/liberal collaborators are a bunch of honest, upstanding and respectable guys and gals out to do good things for Americans I have a bridge in the Sahara Desert ready for your purchase.

George Burns

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dirty medicine

The epic inside story of long-term criminal fraud at Ranbaxy, the Indian drug company that makes generic Lipitor for millions of Americans.

1. The assignment
FORTUNE — On the morning of Aug. 18, 2004, Dinesh Thakur hurried to a hastily arranged meeting with his boss at the gleaming offices of Ranbaxy Laboratories in Gurgaon, India, 20 miles south of New Delhi. It was so early that he passed gardeners watering impeccable shrubs and cleaners still polishing the lobby’s tile floors. As always, Thakur was punctual and organized. He had a round face and low-key demeanor, with deep-set eyes that gave him a doleful appearance.
His boss, Dr. Rajinder Kumar, Ranbaxy’s head of research and development, had joined the generic-drug company just two months earlier from GlaxoSmithKline, where he had served as global head of psychiatry for clinical research and development. Tall and handsome with elegant manners, Kumar, known as Raj, had a reputation for integrity. Thakur liked and respected him. 

Who Paid for Race-Baiting Flier in Mississippi?

Who paid for it? Who will investigate it? Who will apologize for it? “It” being the flier distributed in the Mississippi Senate GOP primary, as seen here, whose headline reads: "The Tea Party intends to prevent blacks from voting on Tuesday."
The flier says that the Tea Party uses the word “Democrats” as “code” for blacks. In short? Somebody out there in Mississippi put out a race-baiting flier to smear both Thad Cochran’s Tea Party opponent Chris McDaniel and the Tea Party itself. Using the worst lie about Republicans — against a Republican.
More than a blatant untruth, the flier is now big news itself, featured on talk radio and spread across the Internet and conservative media. (Over at National Review, John Fund asks if this was “The Flier That Got Thad Cochran Elected?”) So too has this pro-Cochran robocall, which asks voters to say “NO to their [the Tea Party’s] disrespectful treatment of the first African-American president," come to light. The question on everyone's lips: Whodunit? 

Who Finances the Terrorists?

Reports of deadly terrorist attacks are a regular feature of each day’s news -- just like the weather report.
Who bears the responsibility for these grisly murders? The obvious culprits are those who plan and carry out the attacks. Also guilty are the countries that allow the terrorists to operate in their midst.
The Western press is also guilty of whitewashing the enormity of this evil. When a man kills his wife during an argument, the newspapers refer to him a murderer. Yet, those who carry out heinous terrorist atrocities are typically described by such terms as “extremists” or "militants", thereby connoting less condemnation. 

Hype is today's media's problem

Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s story sounds familiar to me: A major network got tired of her reports criticizing government. She no longer works there.
The CBS correspondent reported on Fast and Furious, the shifting explanation for the Benghazi and Libya attacks and the bungled rollout of the Obamacare website.
“But as time went on, it was harder to get stories on,” she said.
“There are people who simply would rather just avoid the headache of going after powers that be because of the pushback that comes with it, which has become very organized and well-financed,” she said on my TV show.
I left ABC for similar reasons. When I began consumer reporting, I assumed advertisers would censor me, since sponsors who paid my bosses wouldn’t want criticism. But never in 30 years was a story killed because of advertiser pressure. Not once. I hear that’s changed since, and big advertisers, such as car dealers, do persuade news directors to kill stories.

Obamacare Just Gets Worse

Observations of a practicing physician.  In case you don't already know, it has now been established that VA ineptitude/irresponsible official actions resulted in the deaths of at least 1000 veteran deaths.  Now is that what you want our entire government controlled healthcare system to be?   "Fixing" Obamacare is not the solution.  Getting rid of it is.
The administration will likely say "What difference does it now make"?

Now I ask you does this make an ounce of sense?  Unbelievable the amount of money Obamacare adds to the nation's rapidly expanding debt.  Does anybody still believe this progressive/liberal driven monstrosity is good for average Americans and long term welfare of the nation?   

Obamacare still looks like a pig even though the media is smearing huge amounts of lipstick on it.

Obamacare forces insurance companies to narrow the size of medical networks for consumers.

The agency that kills rewards its senior officials for the great job they do.  Think Obamacare a few years from now and you will see those responsible for enforcing its bureaucratic rules being rewarded for similar successes.

A different but related item.  The Supreme Court's ruling on an EPA case offers opportunities to attack Obama's unilateral changes to the Obamacare law.  Read this:  The court ruled "An agency has no power to ‘tailor’ legislation to bureaucratic policy goals by rewriting unambiguous statutory terms.” The EPA’s argument, Scalia wrote, “would deal a severe blow to the Constitution’s separation of powers,” because the president lacks the power "to revise clear statutory terms that turn out not to work in practice.”  

George Burns

Alternatives to Obamacare

You hear that the Republicans have no ideas to offer for a replacement of Obamacare.  Who do you hear say that?  Why the Democrats, of course.  However, it must be noted that all through the time Obamacare was being drafted without allowing Republicans in the room, Republicans were floating ideas and presenting proposed bills for voting on the floor of both houses.  To no avail.  It must also be noted that Harry Reid, majority leader and dictator of the Senate, would not allow a single Republican bill or amendment be brought to the Senate floor for consideration or for a vote.  He later claimed that the Republicans had no ideas and nothing to offer.  For anyone willing to give the Republicans a break they have alternatives and as the author of this piece says "Americans should know that there are workable Republican alternatives to Obamacare. And while none of them is perfect, any one of them would be better than the law now on the books."    

George Burns

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Professors Suddenly Don't Like ObamaCare Either

After years of singing the praises of universal health care, college professors are now shocked at how badly it has turned out — for them.
Adjunct professors are steamed at the way their employers are interpreting the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate, which forces them to cover full-time but not part-time workers. Typical of liberals, they blame their employers instead of the job-killing law they supported.
Starting Jan. 1, ObamaCare makes employers offer all full-time workers health insurance or pay a fine. In response, hundreds of colleges have simply cut instructors' course loads to dodge coverage. Others are thinking about laying off untenured faculty by the thousands.
Take the University of North Carolina state system.
Faced with $47 million-a-year unfunded ObamaCare liability, the 17-campus system has asked the state for the OK to create its own health program. It says it can't afford to pay its 8,586 non-permanent workers ObamaCare's essential benefits package, at $5,400 a pop.

How to Fight Back Against the GOP Establishment’s Worst Treachery Yet

What transpired in the Mississippi Senate run-off is a red line for many conservatives across the country, because the Republican Party establishment essentially took a civil war and escalated it to a war for independence.
It’s one thing to oppose your base in a primary. It’s entirely another to despicably play the race card against your base, and bolster the legitimacy of the propaganda of our race-baiting opponents on the Left. But that’s exactly what the Kamikaze pilots running the GOP did. As a result, Chris McDaniel won Republican voters handily on Tuesday, but still lost the run-off statewide thanks to a 43 percent increase among voters in counties President Obama received at least two-thirds of the vote in 2012.
In other words, the GOP establishment used Obama/Alinsky race-baiting tactics against their own base, in order to drive out to the polls in a GOP primary the same low-information-voters that put and kept this Marxist in the White House (which I document here). An unpardonable sin considering there is no reason to go scorched earth against your own base in solidly Republican state except to send a message. 

One Year Later, Lamar Alexander Continues War on America’s Workers

One year ago today, Lamar Alexander showed us his true colors by siding with Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and La Raza to import more than 30 million new immigrants to compete against American workers who are already struggling to find and keep full-time work.
Sen. Jeff Sessions cautioned:
…over the next decade, the Senate plan provides roughly 30 million mostly lower-skill immigrants with permanent residency through green cards. Less than 10 percent of these green cards are allocated through the Gang’s alleged merit system. Moreover, green-card holders will be able to petition in future years to bring in their relatives, including elderly parents, commencing a permanent expansion of chain migration unrelated to skill set. On top of the 30 million green cards, the Gang of Eight’s proposal also doubles the number of non-immigrant guest workers admitted each year from approximately 600,000 today to an average of 1.2 million annually over the next decade. In the first year of the bill, due to the inclusion of family members, the number will spike to 1.6 million, with only 7 percent doing agricultural work. The other 93 percent will be hired to fill jobs in virtually every sector, including construction work, nursing, teaching at public schools, driving trucks, heavy equipment operators, mining and manufacturing.
Consider the state of our economy. 

Dirty/Unethical Politics - Pure And Simple

Democrats/liberals in Congress and the Media are so dishonest and irresponsible that it is sickening.

This woman belongs in jail along with a whole host of co-conspirators in the Obama administration.  and here:  
Does anyone really think that Lois Lerner is innocent of the charges that she targeted conservative individuals/groups for partisan political purposes?  The lost emails and computer hard drive crash is just a cover for her illegal activities.  This is just one example of what was probably "accidently" lost on purpose or "accidently" destroyed on purpose.  Democrats and the mainstream media are doing everything they can to keep the truth from coming out.  Honesty and integrity in the progressive wing of the Democrat party and the mainstream media is a lost cause.

The IRS's reputation has long been in the tank.  Now their credibility is totally shot.  Their claims of innocence in the loss of emails which were requested by Congress 2 years ago are not in the least credible nor are their claims that six other emails systems critical to the IRS investigation were lost nor that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was recycled.  IT experts are coming out of the woodwork to refute their ridiculous claims.

This is the line-up of people involved in the IRS scandal.  There may well be more once details begin to emerge despite the President, AG Holder and IRS personalities attempts to block any information being released that might implicate important people in the administration (and Congress).

Holder is a disgrace to the American legal system.  Look at his most recent violation of ethics and the interests of the American people.  The man should be impeached and disbarred for life.

This person suggests that the IRS be disbanded and a whole different way be established to conduct tax collections.  If it were disbanded its role in administering Obamacare would also go away.  We could all then join hands and celebrate.

The EPA likes the way the IRS handled its email problem so much that they decided to do the same thing.  These massive government bureaucracies have become so unethical and self-serving that they must be either eliminated or their responsibilities and size significantly reduced.  They work primarily to serve their interests rather than the taxpayers they are suppose to serve.  This has been their mode of operation for a long, long time.  It is high time that their budgets get slashed and legislation trimmed their sails.

George Burns

Friday, June 27, 2014

All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants

According to a major new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), net employment growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, legal and illegal. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CIS scholars Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler found that there were 127,000 fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level.
The rapidity with which immigrants recovered from the Great Recession, as well as the fact that they held a disproportionate share of jobs relative to their share of population growth before the recession, help to explain their findings, the authors report. In addition, native-born Americans and immigrants were affected differently by the recession. 

American Born Workers Struggle To Compete With Immigrants

The number of U.S.-born workers has steadily decreased since 2000, causing the labor force participation rate to reach its lowest rate since records have been maintained, according to a new report.
The Center for Immigration Studies released a study to mark the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill on Friday, discrediting the notion that adding millions more workers through comprehensive immigration reform is necessary due to a coming labor shortage.
Analyzing statistics from the Census Bureau, the report found that native-born U.S. citizens have struggled to compete with both illegal and legal immigrants for more than a decade.
“The findings show that employment growth has been weak over the last 14 years and has not kept pace with population growth and new immigration,” the report said. “Among the working-age (16 to 65), what employment growth there has been has entirely gone to immigrants (legal and illegal).” 

American Red Cross Hires Attorneys To Hide Hurricane Sandy Expenditures

The American Red Cross has employed an expensive New York law firm in an attempt to hide information about how it spent Hurricane Sandy donations, ProPublica reports.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote to the Red Cross last June requesting information regarding how the organization spent the money it received for Hurricane Sandy relief. ProPublica filed a public information request for the information given to the attorney general’s office, but Red Cross attorneys stepped in.
Gabrielle Levin, of New York’s Gibson Dunn, appealed the request and wrote to the attorney general’s office to block the release of information.
Levin wrote that the release of the information would be detrimental to the charity.

Are All Black Americans Aware that The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Exist?

When I learned of the deceitful campaign tactics used in securing Thad Cochran’s victory over Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel, I became enraged to the point of losing a good night’s sleep. My first reaction was disappointment and disbelief that a Republican senator would stoop to that level against another Republican. My anger soon turned to the black citizens of Mississippi.
The Cochran campaign along with the local Democrats, employed a campaign that sought to paint Chris McDaniel and the Tea Party as racist (nothing new for Democrats) with the intent to basically take away the rights of Black Mississippians (although there is no record of McDaniel or The Tea Party every making any such statements). Fliers were distributed with absurd claims such as: “Tea Party candidate McDaniel intends to prevent blacks from voting on Tuesday." “Mississippi cannot and will not return to a bygone era of intimidating black Mississippians from voting.” How could anyone believe such nonsense?  Have any of the black residents of Mississippi ever read The Voting Rights Act of 1965 ? No politician today would ever be taken seriously by anyone if he or she made such racist statements. 

Mr. Obama

I don't make this stuff up.  He creates these examples all by himself.

The man not able to accept blame for another one of his screw ups.  This time he blames the Republicans, again.   The people he blames are the ones pushing for border security he has not provided but is by law required to do.  But, using his convoluted logic, they are the ones at fault.  The man is totally disgusting.

If this does not tell you something about the president I don't know what will.  The Supreme Court has rejected 13 of his unethical and illegal actions since 2012.  But he continues on his self-centered merry way any way.  What a fool...and he taught Constitutional Law at the university level???  I feel sorry for those students.  If they learned anything it was surely wrong.

He is not only incompetent in running the office of the president, he is an unethical partisan having his own agenda without any regard for the people he harms.

Need more evidence of his ethics, absence of any morality?

Thanks Mr. Obama.  Your Obamacare just caused this university to raise it tuition rates.  Good job.  

This is about both Obama and Holder.  Two of a kind.

Wait a minute!  Didn't President Obama tell us that there is not a "smidgen of evidence of wrong doing in the IRS?

If this turns out to be true, look out.

This is a real mess.  It can be completely laid at Obama's feet.  His unethical, even illegal actions of which this is just one, merit impeachment. 

George Burns

Fraud, Waste & Abuse

Guess who is paying for the government elite's booze.

Medicare fraud is a real problem.  One Senator is being investigated for misconduct with one of the doctors involved.   and here:

What about this.  People responsible for developing the failed Oregon Obamacare exchange got bonuses.   Great job guys.  We taxpayers are happy to fork over our hard earned tax dollars to reward you for your "good" work.

The top two highest paid Medicare doctors have ties to Democrats.

We bought boats for Afghanistan but they never got them.   Think that is good management and even better decision making?

You like sugar, right?  Well if you thought what you paid for it in the grocery store was the entire cost, you were wrong.  Read this.

Can you believe this?

George Burns

Tipping Point: America’s Government is Now Broken

In case you haven’t been paying attention, two things happened this week that together demonstrate how profoundly broken democracy is in the U.S.
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, in NLRB v. Noel Canning, that President Obama violated the Constitution by appointing members to the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was in a three-day recess. Obama was trying to provide the NLRB with enough members to actually do its job, against the wishes of Republicans in Congress, who would prefer the agency not exist at all and were effectively shutting it down by refusing to consider new nominees.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

GDP shrinks 2.9%; Obama's economic growth gap grows to $1.6 Trillion

Economists are writing off the sharp 2.9% drop in first-quarter GDP as a temporary contraction. Maybe. What isn't temporary is President Obama's massively subpar growth record over the past five years.
When the Commerce Department said two months ago the economy had eked out a 0.1% gain in the first quarter, the White House and various economists said growth would have been higher if not for the bitter winter. When Commerce revised that number down to -1% in May, the same crowd again blamed Jack Frost.
Now that it turns out the economy contracted 2.9% in the first three months of the year — the largest drop since 2009 and the sharpest downward revision in the government's history of making such estimates — everyone says "no biggie." These are, you see, backward-looking numbers; all signs point to growth ahead.
We've heard this "prosperity is just around the corner" promise countless times since President Obama took office, only to see it vanish once the corner is turned. The bigger problem is that Obama has set the country on what appears to be a permanently lower growth track.
Here's the grim reality:

Obamacare Will Suck the Life Out of the Economy

The word "unexpectedly" for negative economic reports has become a much-mocked clich̩ in the media over the past five-plus years of recovery, but this week's final look at first-quarter economic growth deserves an exception. First estimated at a meager 0.1 percent annualized rate, and then downwardly revised to -1.0 percent in May, most economists expected a smaller revision to the downside Рin the -1.5 percent-1.8 percent range.
Instead, the Bureau of Economic Analysis calculated the drop as -2.9 percent, a full three percentage points lower than its initial estimate, and the worst quarter since the technical recovery began in June 2009.
Read More Obamacare's problem: You can't fix stupid—Op-ed

Almost immediately, the Obama administration and its apologists began insisting that the sharp decline meant nothing. Cold weather caused it, some claimed, even though the US has had cold winters in the past without suffering undue economic damage. In fact, this was the worst Q1 read on GDP in 32 years (1982), and the three winters following that produced annualized growth rates of 5.3 percent, 8.2 percent, and 4.0 percent. This was hardly the first tough winter America has faced in terms of weather, but it was the worst in decades economically.

Media Ignoring IRS Scandal Creates Dangerous Precedent

Former IRS hack Lois Lerner targeted a Republican Senator, threatening an “examination.” The GOP Senator happens to be Chuck Grassley who sits on the Senate Finance Committee. In other words, Lerner wanted to target a Republican Senator who sits on a committee that oversees issues of taxation. No sir, there isn’t any political targeting of conservatives at the IRS! One can only wonder how many other examples of Lerner targeting conservative individuals or groups could be discovered in the emails allegedly lost forever by the IRS. Even 63% of rank and file Democrats think the IRS deliberately destroyed Lerner’s emails.
New IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has donated $85,000 to Democrats, including $5,000 to Obama in 2012. No doubt he’ll be able to right the ship at the IRS. What heavily invested Democrat political donor wouldn’t be able to hammer out the problems in an agency that targets conservatives and Republicans? The Obama administration has spent the last year lying about what’s going on at the IRS. First it was rogue agents in Cincinnati, then it was all Lerner’s fault without ties to the White House. Then we discover the head of the IRS was at the White House over a hundred times, no doubt enjoying organic snacks with the First Lady and nothing more. 

VA Scandal Bigger Than Administration Wants It To Be

The government in all its arrogance sends our military personnel into harms way and then treats them like trash when they come home.   Meanwhile those elitist government functionaries responsible for both their deployment and care upon their return are safe and sound, go to parties, wine and dine with their elitist friends and donors, get bonuses for their "exemplary" work, enjoy life without a care in the world except for how to either get their next promotion or how to pay for their next election.  What a despicable bunch of human beings.   Here's more.

Now take note of this veteran's experience prior to and after Obama's arrival in office.    Can you say Obamacare?

Now consider this former CBS investigative reporter's comments on Obama's handling of this situation.   She is right on.

George Burns

What's Really Behind The Government's Illegal Immigration Efforts?

Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking intelligence official ever to defect from the Soviet bloc provides us with insight into the agenda behind the immigration efforts of the Obama administration.  What is going on is a repeat of his first hand knowledge of past such efforts.  Please read.  
George Burns

Illegal Immigration

I am sure many liberals/democrats/progressives are nice guys/gals and mean well.  But, I am really tired of their efforts to spend American taxpayer money to fund their irresponsible actions/plans that a huge majority of us disagree with.  There are other reasons I have shared with you to not like what they do many of which are based on emotions and not reasoned thought.  

I submit that anyone who thinks Mexican authorities have any credibility in telling us what to do about immigration should check their own Constitution.  They jail and immediately return to country of origin anyone they capture illegally entering their country from nations to the south.  Yet it is highly likely that that same government turns a blind eye while drug cartels facilitate, for a fee, the transport of illegals to our borders with instructions of what to do when they get here.  It has also been established that the Mexican government has published brochures to illegals telling them what to do/where to go/what to say after they cross into the US.

George Burns

I Wouldn't Trust Her...Well You Know

Some observations regarding Hillary.

This is the character of the woman who wants you to believe she is who she says she is not who she really is.  I would not vote for her for dog catcher.

Her position is clear.  She thinks guns belong in the hands of government, not the people.

She seemingly can't keep her stories (lies?) straight.

This demonstrates that SHE is not ready to get that "3 in the morning" call.

This woman is one more lying public official.  She cannot tell up from down or truth from a lie.

Thanks Hillary for helping to raise the tuition at schools where you give your $225,000 speeches.  Charging that much money per speech is criminal.  I would not spend one red cent to hear he pat herself on the back and admonish those who highlight her poor performance record.

George Burns

Our Decaying Culture

Our progressive/leftist government is the number one cheer leader for destroying our cultural heritage, traditional values, adherence to religious principles, and more.  The government is destroying our country by, among other things, disobeying our laws, engaging in all manner of illegal activities, arming itself to the gills, wastefully spending of taxpayer monies, abandoning any sense of morality and inviting the dregs of other societies to our shores.  The head cheer leader is our president.  This analysis helps us grasp what is happening.

This item examines the role of political correctness in our demise.  Quote:  "Political correctness is not just a harmless, morally superior way to ensure politeness and harmony.  It is a fool's game that destroys the possibility of freedom, of independent thought even among very bright people, and eviscerates the demand for truth, replacing it with ideas that favor those in power at the time."

One of the heaviest prices being paid by embracing the progressive secular humanist philosophy has been and continues to be our children.  Healthy two parent homes for kids have significantly declined since the launch of the great society and its associated policies which promote government dependence, provide tax advantages for moms with children out of wedlock and discourage marriage.

Tell me this is a healthy trend perpetrated by the progressive/liberal/left.  Quote:  "We Americans are being told we must adjust to a radical change in all we have been, in all we have believed about the family and the institutions that protect it. We are being ordered to accede to the ending of marriage in our country. If we do not yield, we are branded as hateful, as bigots, as people who are 'extreme.'”  And, "And this lie animates many of the elites in our own country. These elites dominate the chattering class of journalists, academics, and entertainers. Instead of guns and tanks, we are assaulted with TV cameras, those weapons that Gen. Alexander Haig called the “siege engines of our time.” The forces of political correctness are threatening to roll over us."

When something like this can happen under the "watchful" eye of a teacher, you have to wonder where our culture is headed. 

This man sees the negative impact the secular humanistic philosophy has on our culture.  We need to get on board with his candidacy for president so we can start removing the cancer that is destroying the good we have left.

He has it exactly right.  This is the way it should be and the coddling government should stop taking our money and using it to breed dependence on government hand outs.   

George Burns

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

About Illegal Immigration

The long denial of Obama opening the door for illegals now admitted to by the Administration.  They say they are now in a "fix it" mode. 

This progressive/liberal/democrat wants to give illegal immigrants the right to vote.  I guess, even though he is an elected official, he knows nothing about enforcing laws.  And as noted in the article, progressive republicans are just as ignorant of the meaning of laws as are democrats.

By supporting the entry of illegals into this country the progressives/liberals who support this activity also support the entry of diseases they carry.  Check this out.

In my email sent 21 June entitled "The Muslims are Coming, The Muslims are Coming", I touched on this subject.  Here is a Muslim Imam who is trying to destroy or First Amendment free speech rights to the benefit of Muslims.   Here is a teaser:  "This is the key issue for Islamic supremacists in this country. Free speech. They hammer and chip and hammer and chip and keep on attacking the First Amendment, under the guise of respect and religious tolerance. No one restriction is more intolerant than that of the "blasphemy" laws under the sharia."   This man is no friend of America as are many, many Muslim leaders and so called moderates.

Our rogue government is letting this travesty happen.  It is obvious that they care more for these illegals than they do the law abiding citizens of this country who are forced to pay the bills and suffer the consequences of their failure to enforce existing immigration laws.  The president, DOJ, HLS and progressive/liberal members (Democrats and Republicans) of congress are responsible for this blatant display of lawlessness.

Many of the illegals are criminals and the youth members of gangs.  Yet the Obama administration steadfastly refuses to enforce current law...enforcing the nation's laws is one of his major functions.  As many have said it is not his job to pick and choose the ones he wants to enforce and even modify the ones he personally does not like.  That in and of itself is a violation of the Constitution.

Since the federal government will not enforce the law, this state will.  Everyone associated with/facilitating this debacle at the federal level and I do mean everyone should be removed from office.

Read this.

George Burns