(KurtNimmo) – NumbersUSA and Fox News report today that Obama may issue an executive order that will grant amnesty to between 10 and 30 million illegal aliens.
“Eight Republican senators and an independent group that supports tighter limits on immigration are warning that the Obama administration is drafting a plan to ‘unilaterally’ issue blanket amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants as it struggles to win support in Congress for an overhaul of immigration laws,” reports Fox News.
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), David Vitter (R-La.), Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Thad Cochran (R-Miss), have sent a letter to the White House asking for clarification on the issue: Continue reading →
(CanadaFreePress) – President Obama, his weird circle of advisors (czars), and the ideologues within the Democrat Party led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Harry Reid only have a few months left to completely destroy the separation of powers between the States and the federal government. Continue reading →
(Statesman) – President Barack Obama’s signature on Congress’s disastrous health care plan was a disappointment to everyone who values limited government, bipartisanship and quality and affordable health care.
In forcing the bill through, congressional leaders from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on down substituted their own desires and political goals for the good judgment and common sense of the people they represent. Indeed, the more the American people learned about the socialist proposals, the more they rejected them. Continue reading →
(MSNBC) – “But I mean why can’t we talk about the substance of this? Why do we have to constantly invalidate people who are for smaller government by saying that they’re a racist. That is, I mean, I think it’s actually an insult to the civil rights movement. And to say that people who oppose Nancy Pelosi are sexist.” Continue reading →
(SteveWatson) – Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich has bowed to intense pressure, culminating in a jaunt onboard Air Force One with president Obama, and decided to to flip his vote on the pending health care bill to help ensure its passage. Continue reading →
(CNSNews) – GOP Rules Chief Wimps Out, Resigned to Letting Congress Pass Obamacare Without a Vote
Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.), the ranking Republican on the House Rules Committee, indicated yesterday that he was resigned to letting congressional Democrats make the Senate health-care bill the law of the land without ever holding a vote on it in the House of Representatives by passing a rule governing debate on another bill, the budget reconciliation, that “deems” the health care bill as passed. Read More Here
(Fox) – Republicans Battle Pelosi Over Plan to Pass Health Bill Without Traditional Vote
Republicans and Democrats are locked in an unusual battle over how to vote on the health care reform package as House Republicans try to block Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a legislative trick that would allow rank-and-file Democrats to vote for the health care bill without really voting for the health care bill. Read More Here
(WashingtonExaminer) – Pelosi: ‘Once we kick through this door,’ more reform will follow
If you have any doubt that the Democratic leadership of the House views passing the current health care reform bill as the beginning, not the end, of the process of creating a national government health care system, just note what Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a group of bloggers on Monday. “My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive,” Pelosi said, according to an account by Washington Post reform advocate Ezra Klein. “We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there’ll be more legislation to follow.” ReadMoreHere
(CampaignforLiberty) – Do the Healthcaremongers Hold Us in Contempt?
President Obama and Congress appear to be holding the American people in contempt. The Dictionary defines contempt as “Lack of respect or reverence for something; disdain; The state of mind of one who despises, the act of despising something.” That seems to be the state of mind of a majority in Congress and Obama: lack of respect, reverence and actually despising the American people. It is this contempt that should propel Americans to a second — but peaceful — American Revolution to replace elected officials at all levels with those who believe in limited government and individual liberty by January 2013.
Despite overwhelming evidence that the vast majority of Americans are rejecting the proposed government and corporate take over of health care, Congress and the President are demonstrating their abject contempt for the American people in their determination to ram this bill through Congress and have the President sign it into law.
They fail to respect several key demonstrated proofs of America’s disapproval. Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts — taking a seat held by liberal lion Kennedy in large part due to rejection of the health care agenda. They ignore consistent polls showing growing rejection of Congressional plans. Bills passed only by narrow, dark of night votes in Congress requiring back room deals, political threats, and shedding of key policies favored by liberals while completely ignoring reasonable compromises offered by Republicans. The only Republican component included is one that punishes doctors for spending “too much” on their patients — a hold over from the Bush years: Pay for Performance. Read More Here
Was He Threatened?
(Cleveland) – Rep. Dennis Kucinich to vote “yes” on health care
This time around — pressured by everyone from President Obama to Moveon.org — the Cleveland Democrat had no luxury to dawdle before taking a stance. He announced at a Capitol news conference this morning that he’ll vote “yes” on the bill’s latest draft. Read More Here
(Geott) – Breaking News: Kucinich says “YEA” to Health Care Reform
One of the most liberal members of Congress, Democrat Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, just dropped his opposition to the health care overhaul legislation being championed by his party and President Barack Obama. Read More Here
(HotAir) – Exclusive: Study shows ObamaCare will destroy as many as 700,000 jobs by 2019
During the ObamaCare summit three weeks ago, Nancy Pelosi declared that the bill would create four million jobs over the next ten years, with 400,000 new jobs created almost immediately. Pelosi relied on a study written by the left-wing advocacy group Center for American Progress for those figures, although the Bureau of Labor Statistics already predicts growth in the health-care industry of 3.2 million jobs without ObamaCare. Now, Americans for Tax Reform and the Beacon Hill Institute have conducted their own study using CAP’s methodology and determined that ObamaCare will destroy jobs, not create them. Hot Air has an exclusive first look at the BHI executive summary: Read More Here
(WashPost) – Obama’s illusions of cost-control
One job of presidents is to educate Americans about crucial national problems. On health care, Barack Obama has failed. Almost everything you think you know about health care is probably wrong or, at least, half wrong. Great simplicities and distortions have been peddled in the name of achieving “universal health coverage.” The miseducation has worsened as the debate approaches its climax. Read More Here
(AP) – FACT CHECK: Premiums would rise under Obama plan
Buyers, beware: President Barack Obama says his health care overhaul will lower premiums by double digits, but check the fine print. Read More Here
(CSPAN) – Video: Kucinich explains his vote for health reform – Video Link Here
(WPost) – House Democrats’ tactic for health-care bill is debated
An obscure parliamentary maneuver favored by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suddenly ignited Tuesday as the latest tinder in the year-long partisan strife over reshaping the nation’s health-care system, triggering debate over the strategy’s legitimacy and political wisdom. Read More Here
(WashPost) – Kucinich Buckles, Will Support Obamacare
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), often a proponent of very liberal, unlikely ideas such as the creation of a “Department of Peace” and the impeachment of then-Vice President Cheney, has found his pragmatic streak. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – In January, a measley 36 percent of Americans approved of Obama’s health care “reforms” while fifty-four percent disapproved. “Many see the health care legislation as an inappropriate federal power grab,” writes Carrie Lukas for The Daily Caller this morning. 76 percent of respondents to a recent poll believe the government has no right to force you to buy health care. If Congress passes the bill, they will punish them at the polls.
(WashingtonPost) – After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate’s health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it. Continue reading →
“You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting.
“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”
Americans are precisely worried they will find out, the hard way, “what is in it,” after it’s been passed. Whence “the controversy.”
(TheUSReport) – The government watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of US Air Force aircraft for Congressional Delegations (CODELs). According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Speaker’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol. Continue reading →
(CanadaFreePress) – To the world’s experts on climate change, let us now add the name of Osama bin Laden to those of Al Gore; UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon; the Chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri; numerous heads of state over the years; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; members of Congress still trying to pass Cap-and-Trade legislation; and the odious IPCC scientists who apparently colluded to foist false data on the public in order to further the fraud of global warming. Continue reading →
(WND) – It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey … and Corona beer. Continue reading →
(TampaBay) – In what has to be the most despicable, sleazy and unethical display of political arrogance, President Barack Obama and Democrats have decided to bypass conference committees and continue to have the writing of the health care bill done in secret. Continue reading →
(KurtNimmo) – Democrats in the Senate have rammed through their totalitarian Obamacare at gunpoint bill. But there is much work to be done before they can foist this monster on the American people. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid need to reconcile the different House and Senate versions. This is usually done through conference committees, but the process will be modified for the precious Obamacare legislation. Continue reading →
Until I read Scott Gottlieb’s New York Post editorial on the iron trap that is ObamaPelosiReid Care, I didn’t fully understand how it does truly and insidiously destroy private health insurance as we know it. If, like me, you’re relatively young and not on Medicaid, then you have little idea how restrictive the system is and is designed to be. That’s what we’re heading for—all Americans. No longer will we have the freedom to purchase healthcare directly from an insurance company that designs its own products; that role will fall to the bureaucrats crafting the acceptable plans to be offered in the healthcare “exchanges” in all 50 states. Nor can anyone escape to Montana, Utah, or other supposedly more independent, individual-oriented states, since the whole country is locked into an effectively single-payer system that will increasingly impose restrictions on the care we receive.
There is little description for this but “soft totalitarianism.” America is heading pell-mell, thanks to the people who supposedly work for us, into the maelstrom of social engineering that so horrifically destroyed the 20th century, as Robert Conquest poignantly described in Reflections on a Ravaged Century. It won’t seem so at first, it will be slow and piecemeal, but history irrefutably proves over and over that the totalitarian engineers never stop, until they are stopped by others. Sen. Tom Harkin’s triumphant statement is proof of that. At 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 24, Americans will start to taste a new reality that most of us cannot fully imagine.
(KurtNimmo) – Democrats deceptively argue that health care is legal under the commerce clause of the Constitution. The commerce clause relates to business, not individuals, but the Democrats have skewed the original purpose and intent of the Constitution. Continue reading →
According to Rasmussen Reports, “Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters nationwide say they’re at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. That figure includes 46% who are Very Angry. Continue reading →
Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. Continue reading →
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants you to read all 1,990 pages of the Obamacare plan. “We are putting it online for all Americans to see,” she announced. Most Americans will probably not read the bill. You’ll need Washington-ese decoder ring to plow through the monstrosity. Continue reading →
Having lost over eight hundred September 11th first responders since that horrific day, we must act now as many, many more of our Nation’s Heroes are sick and dying due to the time they spent at the World Trade Center site. Continue reading →
(RawStory) – A little-noticed tidbit in Saturday’s Washington Post is sure to raise eyebrows among liberal supporters of a gorvernment-run healthcare plan: the plan is likely to be administered by a private insurance company, the very companies that progressive activists are trying to unseat. Continue reading →
The bipartisan consensus that encourages unaccountable secret state agencies to illegally spy on the American people under color of a limitless, and highly profitable, “war on terror” was dealt a (minor) blow October 13. Continue reading →
Although America successfully seceded from the British Empire in 1776, today, more than 200 years later, it is in no way “independent.” Its many dependencies include its reliance on debt to finance its operations; it looks to foreign manufacturers to provide basic goods; it is at the mercy of oil sheiks for its energy needs; and, it depends on global and regional organizations like the United Nations, NATO, and other entangling alliances to conduct diplomacy. Continue reading →
On Sept. 14, 2001, the U.S. House of Representatives considered House Joint Resolution 64, “To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.” The wounds of 9/11 were raw, and the lust for vengeance seemed universal. Continue reading →
(DailyMail) – Up to two million people marched to the U.S. Capitol today, carrying signs with slogans such as “Obamacare makes me sick” as they protested the president’s health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending. Continue reading →
(RollingStone) – Let’s start with the obvious: America has not only the worst but the dumbest health care system in the developed world. It’s become a black leprosy eating away at the American experiment — a bureaucracy so insipid and mean and illogical that even our darkest criminal minds wouldn’t be equal to dreaming it up on purpose. Continue reading →
The Obama White House – full of supposedly smart political advisors led by the President of the “Change You Can Believe In” campaign movement of 2008 – is in disarray. Worse, multiple, confusing varieties of disarray provoking public confusion, internal Democratic Party strife, and the slow withdrawal of belief in Mr. Obama by his strongest supporters around the country. Continue reading →
Former Congressman and House Majority Leader Dick Armey warns that the government is planning to exploit a hyped swine flu outbreak this fall in order to reinvigorate support behind its failing Obamacare agenda. Continue reading →
(Fox) – On Wednesday, Dr. Paul appeared on Judge Napolitano’s Freedom Watch to discuss recent events at townhalls, monetary policy, government spending, and its continued intrusion into our lives. Continue reading →
Georgia Congressman Paul Broun warned attendees of a town hall event Tuesday that the Obama administration was planning to use a pandemic or a natural disaster to implement martial law in the United States. Continue reading →
He also spoke of a “socialistic elite” – Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid – who might use a pandemic disease or natural disaster as an excuse to declare martial law. Continue reading →