July 29, 2012

Marco Rubio Shares In Las Vegas

Marco Rubio returns to his hometown elementary school, Ronnow Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nevada and gives a great speech in 100 degree plus heat (they did not turn the air conditioning on!). The following two videos were via Right Face cell phone camera so not great sound but worth listening to. Rubio rallied hundreds of supporters of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Right Face said: "Right Rubio sounds and acts more like Ronald Reagan than anyone else in recent memory."

Laura Myers, Las Vegas Review Journals reported,
Rubio said voters face a choice between Romney, a businessman who "believes in free enterprise," and Obama, who he said imposes too many government rules and regulations and wants to move the U.S. backward "into the dark days of human history" when people didn't have choice and opportunity. . . .

Under Obama, Rubio said, taxes are too high and businesses don't know whether more levies are coming or more laws such as the health insurance mandate will be pushed through. He argued that every dollar that goes to the government as it expands is one less dollar to spend on job-creating private enterprises.

"Obama wants to fund a big government experiment," Rubio said "That's hurting you."

Rubio told Romney supporters the election isn't just about removing Obama from office, but about putting in a man who knows how to promote free enterprise in the best American tradition

"You're not just working to get rid of somebody. You're working to replace somebody," Rubio said. [Full Article]
Marco Rubio at Las Vegas School 2012-07-28 Part 1:

Marco Rubio at Las Vegas School 2012-07-28 Part 2:

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July 28, 2012

Bill Nelson - Deciding

United States Chamber of Commerce: Florida can't afford Bill Nelson in Washington. He was a deciding vote on ObamaCare. And has supported the Obama administrations reckless taxes and regulatory agenda that is hurting Florida's businesses.

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July 27, 2012

Washington! It Is Time To Stop Digging!

Washington Could Learn A Lot: If you keep on digging, you'll put yourself deeper and deeper in the hole. The bureaucrats and politicians in Washington, D.C. have put this country in a $15,874,876,409,526.41 hole (U.S. national debt ending on July 20, 2012).

Maybe its time we stop digging!

To learn more, visit WashingtonCouldLearnALot.com

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July 23, 2012

Character Matters; Actions Matter

The following story has been verified as true. The situation occurred in 1996. Hopefully, in the 2012 elections, American voters will note that character matters and actions matter. For your consideration, below is a true story. It is not from someone's imagined past or from "dream of my father." ~ Bill Smith, Editor

Robert Gay
Robert Gay: My 14 year old daughter had disappeared in New York City for 3 days. No one could find her. My business partner, Mitt Romney, stepped forward to take charge. He closed the company and brought almost all our employees to New York. He said I don't care how long takes, we're going to find her. He set up a command center and searched through the night. The man who helped save my daughter was Mitt Romney. Mitt's done a lot of things that people say are nearly impossible. But, for me, the most important thing he's ever done is to help save my daughter.

The is more detailed information below, but the following political commercial in 2008 summed up the story:

Background: On the night of July 6, 1996, 14-year-old Melissa Gay, daughter of Bain Capital executive Robert Gay, went missing after attending a late-night rave in New York City. Gay recruited his business partners, including Mitt Romney, and the Boston-based firm's 200 employees to help him conduct a city-wide search.

"And so I said," Romney recalled when asked about the incident during a town hall meeting in March 2012, "‘Let’s close the firm, let’s close the company. Let’s all of us fly down to New York and try to find her.’ And so we closed the business, we went home and packed our things, we got a hotel near the airport where we all went to, we set up a headquarters, we met with the detectives with the New York City Police Department, we hired a private investigative firm to help guide us through this process."

Gay, Romney, and team literally fanned out on the streets of Manhattan in suits and ties, distributing 300,000 fliers and asking passersby point-blank if they had seen the missing girl. Their efforts quickly paid off in the form of a phone call from a private residence in Montville, New Jersey, where it turned out Melissa was staying with acquaintances. She was retrieved by police and reunited with her parents in the early morning hours of July 12.

"She's OK," Robert Gay said in a statement to the Associated Press. "How can you ask for anything more than that?"
Robert Gay was a former Managing Director at Bain and is now General Authority for the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City.

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July 22, 2012

Obama Supported Work Requirements Before He Was Against Them (VIDEO)

ARRA News Service -- Robert Bluey, Heritage Investigates:During his run for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama praised the work requirements that were the centerpiece of welfare reform — the very requirements his administration just gutted.

During a discussion with pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church, Obama declared: “[O]ne of the things that I am absolutely convinced of is that we have to work as a centerpiece of any social policy.” Video of the exchange:

On July 12, Obama’s administration gutted the work requirements that were part of reforms to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in 1996. The welfare reform law became a signature accomplishment for President Bill Clinton and the Republican-led Congress. Now, a new directive from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) claims for the secretary the authority to waive TANF work requirements, the heart of the successful 1996 reforms. In the past, the lack of tough federal work requirements has allowed activities such as bed rest, smoking cessation and exercise to be counted as work.

Ironically, Rev. Warren’s question to Obama in 2008 centered on a position Obama once held that he no longer supported. Obama picked welfare reform, explaining that as a state lawmaker in Illinois he was skeptical of Clinton’s action in 1996.

Now, it seems, Obama has flip-flopped once again.

Here’s the transcript of Warren’s exchange with Obama on Aug. 16, 2008:
WARREN: What’s the most significant position you held ten years ago that you no longer hold today, that you flipped on, you changed on, because you actually see it differently?
OBAMA: Because I actually changed my mind.
WARREN: You changed your mind. Exactly.
OBAMA: Well, you know, I — I’m trying to think back ten years ago. I think that a good example would be the issue of welfare reform, where I always believed that welfare had to be changed. I was much more concerned ten years ago when President Clinton initially signed the bill that this could have disastrous results. I worked in the Illinois legislature to make sure that we were providing child care and health care, other support services for the women who were going to be kicked off the roles after a certain time.
It had — it worked better than, I think, a lot of people anticipated. And, you know, one of the things that I am absolutely convinced of is that we have to work as a centerpiece of any social policy.
OBAMA: Not only because — not only because ultimately people who work are going to get more income, but the intrinsic dignity of work, the sense of purpose.
WARREN: We were made for work.
OBAMA: We were made for work, and the sense that you are part of a community, because you’re making a contribution, no matter how small to the well-being of the country as a whole. I think that is something that Democrats generally, I think, have made a significant shift on.
Apparently, however, Obama has not made that big of a shift.

The Obama administration’s recent action amounts to the end of welfare reform as we know it, according to The Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley. The HHS action was also illegal, drawing the wrath of lawmakers who have introduced legislation that would prohibit the administration from enforcing its new policy.

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July 21, 2012

Senate Democrats’ Outrageous Death Tax Hike

Phil Kerpen: There is no more vivid or offensive example of the “you didn’t build that” philosophy on the books than the federal death tax, which supposes that when you die a hefty portion of everything you built up over a lifetime ought to go to government. It’s a vestige of the feudal days when all property was owned by the king.

That’s probably why the death tax is the “worst tax — that is, the least fair” according to polling by the Tax Foundation. And it’s also why our founders thought the idea of seizing an estate at death so outrageous that they prohibited it as a penalty for treason in the U.S. Constitution (Article III, Section 3). And yet now, seizing more than half of it as a penalty for accomplishing the American dream is the preferred policy of Democrats in the United States Senate.

You’re born. You work hard. You pay your taxes all your life. Maybe, you build something along the way. But when you die the IRS can tax you again.

This year, they can take 35 percent of everything above $5 million. Senate Democrats announced yesterday that as of January 1, they want to raise that up to 55 percent of everything above $1 million. And because the $1 million is not indexed to inflation, over time this confiscatory tax would hit almost everyone who achieves some success and wants to pass it on.

That means family farms and businesses will be forced to shut down when the founder dies just to pay the tax bill.

Former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin estimates that the Democrats’ 55 percent death tax would destroy as many as 1.5 million small-business jobs, walloping an already weak economy. That’s the problem with taxing “the rich” — even after they die — the real pain is suffered by the people they employ, who lose their jobs.

Unfortunately, rather than seize the moral high ground by advocating full repeal of the death tax, Senate Republicans have included a compromise position in their alternative tax package: they want to keep the tax at its current 35 percent rate. The study from Holtz-Eakin found that would destroy 857,000 jobs — which can only be described as “less bad” than the economic damage Democrats are proposing.

Senate Republicans are compromising even though they know the right position is full repeal because they fear the political implications of advocating full repeal at a time when the media and left-wing agitators are even more obsessed than usual with class warfare and the politics of envy.

This fear is not well founded. Polls have consistently shown very high levels of public support for repealing the tax, including among people who will never be directly affected, but understand the indirect economic consequences and the sheer immorality of seizing a large portion of estates at death as a penalty for success.

One of the most remarkable political science papers I’ve ever read was published back in 2006, during the last serious Senate effort at full repeal. The paper by two Yale professors, Mayling Birney and Ian Shapiro, comprehensively reviewed the issue. They said: “Many polls since the late 1990s have shown widespread public support for estate tax repeal, in the range of 60, 70 or 80 percent. Moreover, supporters appear to be spread more or less equally across income groups, contrary to what self-interest would predict.”

So let the Democrats, the media, and the class-warfare demagogues do their worst. The American people know this tax is wrong.

The House has an opportunity to lead by scheduling a vote on H.R. 1259, Rep. Kevin Brady’s (R-Texas) bill to permanently repeal the death tax, which now has a majority of the House signed on as cosponsors. An analysis by Palmer Schoening, who leads death tax repeal efforts for the influential 60 Plus Association, found that there are 33 current Democratic members of the House who have voted for repeal in the past, making a strong bipartisan vote possible.

With Senate Democrats now actively trying to raise the death tax to 55 percent and Senate Republicans just trying to keep it where it is, it’s more important than ever that the House redouble its efforts to finally repeal this most hated tax.
Phil Kerpen. He is the president of American Commitment where he first shared this article; a columnist on Fox News Opinion, and the author of Democracy Denied: How Obama is Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America – and How to Stop Him. Phil Kerpen is a contributing author for the ARRA News Service.
His article first appeared in The Daily Caller

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July 20, 2012

Florida Added 9,000 New Jobs During June 2012

Florida Governor's Office: In response to today’s announcement that Florida added 9,000 new jobs during the month of June and Florida’s unemployment rate held steady at 8.6 percent, the lowest since December 2008, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement:

“As companies are choosing to grow and expand in our state, we are continuing to see Florida experience a positive economic recovery. Floridians have more and more opportunities to get back to work, and last month, 9,000 Floridians were able to get a job and provide for their families.

“Our strategy for Florida is working. We are lowering taxes and eliminating burdensome business regulations so that private-sector jobs can grow, and we are also making sure we have a well-educated workforce. As a result, Florida’s economy is headed in the right direction, and annual sales of single-family homes are 6.6 percent ahead of last year. Median prices have consistently trended upward since last November and are currently up 16.1 percent, signaling good news for Floridians looking to sell their homes. For the 12 months ending this June, residential building permits are up 25 percent over the previous year, and Florida is now anticipating more people moving into our state than in recent years, based on last week’s Demographic Estimating Conference. Consumer spending in the state is strong, as indicated by a 4.7-percent increase in sales tax collections for the 12-month period ending this June.

"I know we still have a lot more work to do, and we won’t stop until every Floridian who wants a job is able to get one.”

This morning, Governor Scott visited the One-Stop Career Center in Zephyrhills, overseen by the Pasco Hernando Workforce Board, to thank and recognize the staff for efforts that have resulted in the region consistently ranking first or second out of 24 regional workforce boards statewide for reported job placements every month since January.

While there, Governor Scott met Adam Hartz, a Pasco County resident who was hired last month by Manufacturers Distributor Inc. (MDI), thanks to employment services he received from One-Stop staff. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Hartz is progressing very well in his new position, according to his employer. He is also gaining valuable experience and knowledge in a new career field.

There are nearly 100 One-Stop Career Centers located throughout the state. Employers and job seekers are encouraged to contact their local One-Stop for assistance with hiring needs, job placement and training. For the location of the nearest One-Stop, please visit this link and click on the corresponding region: Floridajobs.org/onestop/onestopdir/index.html

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July 18, 2012

Allen West: Opportunity

Rep Allen West – Releases Second Campaign Video “Opportunity”.

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July 16, 2012

Merchants of Despair

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Merchants of Despair: Who is responsible for the current economic malaise? If you ask Bill Whittle, it's Obama's pals like David Axelrod, Harry Reid and Tim Geithner, some of the many Merchants of Despair. These merchants are costing taxpayers trillions and creating deep national divides based on class and race. Will the despair continue for another four years? Find out in this video:

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July 15, 2012

Good For You Governor Rick Scott

by The Born Again American: Not that I'm ever ashamed of being a Floridian, but today I'm especially proud and for a good reason... Governor Rick Scott has fought for and successfully obtained the use of a law enforcement database to verify someones U.S. citizenship in order to vote in Florida... This has got to have the left frothing at the mouth, to which I'll quote my mother (I know you're gone, but I bet you didn't think I was listening) "that's tough, but then things are tough all over"... Just exactly how are the left going to win if they can't cheat??? The answer is simple, they won't... There are several other states following suite on this, so if only legal U.S. citizens and no dead people vote, we win... Read the entire article from "myway" HERE...

Now if we can make it even less easy to fraudulently vote by requiring a photo ID, we will be on our way to restoring credibility in the process...

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July 13, 2012

Kerpen: We Won’t Be Silenced!

Facts - Florida Sen. Bill Nelson Doesn't Want You to Know

by Phil Kerpen: In a ridiculous editorial today, the Tampa Bay Times asserted that American Commitment’s free speech right to criticize Senator Bill Nelson’s record is somehow dependent on the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. That is false. As the Supreme Court made clear in 1976’s Buckley v. Valeo, issue advertising is not subject to campaign finance restrictions.

Unfortunately, dubious pronouncements made authoritatively have become a habit for the Tampa Bay Times.

For instance, it is a simple, undeniable fact that the health care law passed with exactly 60 votes for cloture, the minimum required. Thus every vote was decisive, and had a single Senate Democrat, such as Bill Nelson, voted “no” it could not have passed. Anyone who would allege, as the Tampa Bay Times has, that any of the 60 was not the deciding vote is a partisan apologist, not a fact checker.

Similarly, the Tampa Bay Times claimed our pants were on fire because we quoted the Wall Street Journal, which wrote: “It is now undeniable that Mr. Obama has imposed the largest tax increase in history on the middle class.”

The Wall Street Journal is the number one paper in the country, highly respected especially for its analysis of political economy. The Tampa Bay Times is free to disagree with its analysis, but there should be no burning pants involved in such a discussion.

Additionally, the Tampa Bay Times insists that the enormous Medicare cuts in the president’s health care law are not cuts, because even though they reduce spending by hundreds of billions of dollars below the expected, or “baseline,” level for Medicare, they still allow Medicare spending to be higher in the future than it has been in the past – little solace for the bulge of retiring baby boomers entering the program.

They do not, of course, apply this same definition of the word “cut” to the food stamps bill presently being debated in Congress, which spends $70 billion more on food stamps in the next five years than the actual amount spent in the last five. Those “cuts are draconian” the Tampa Bay Times insists – which would be “Mostly False” if they followed their own definition of “cut.”

Perhaps the worst error made by the Tampa Bay Times, however, is the claim that our right to protect the privacy of our members depends on a recent Supreme Court case. In fact, the relevant Supreme Court decision that confirmed our constitutional right to protect the privacy of our supporters was not Citizens United but the landmark 1958 case NAACP v. Alabama, which found that membership organizations have a right to protect the anonymity of our supporters because forced disclosure would risk retribution that could chill their free speech rights.

Given the willingness of some in the media to coordinate with outside pressure groups to intimidate and silence critics of the Obama administration, such protection is more vital than ever.
Phil Kerpen. He is the president of American Commitment where he first shared this article; a columnist on Fox News Opinion, and the author of Democracy Denied: How Obama is Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America – and How to Stop Him.

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July 12, 2012

Election 2012: Florida Race For U.S. Senate

Florida Senate: Mack (R) 46%, Nelson (D) 37%

Scott Rasmussen
Rasmussen Reports, July 11, 2012: Republican Congressman Connie Mack draws his highest level of support yet against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in Florida’s 2012 U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Mack earning 46% of the vote to Nelson’s 37%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The numbers were flipped back in April when Nelson held a 47% to 36% lead over Mack. At that time, Mack still had heavy competition for the GOP nomination and was being heavily criticized for a lackluster campaign. The contest was closer in earlier surveys.

This race is now considered Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power. . . .

Mack is expected to easily win the Republican primary on August 14. Nelson was elected to the Senate in 2000 to fill the seat vacated by Mack’s father.

Florida, with its large number of retirees, has consistently registered high opposition to President Obama’s national health care law and was one of the leaders in the recent unsuccessful constitutional challenge of the law before the U.S. Supreme Court. Fifty-two percent (52%) of Florida voters favor repeal of the health care law, while 36% oppose repeal. These findings include 44% who Strongly Support the law’s repeal and 29% who are Strongly Opposed. These findings are similar to those measured nationally.

Mack earns 85% of the vote from those who Strongly Favor repeal. Nelson gets 78% support from the smaller group of voters Strongly Opposed to repeal. . . . [View More]

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July 5, 2012

Opposing View To Rep Corrine Brown On Drug Testing For Welfare

On June 1, 2011, Gov Rick Scott signed into law Florida legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening. Under the law, which became effective on July 1, 2011, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services is conducting drug tests on adults applying to the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The aid recipients would be responsible for the cost of the screening, which they would recoup in their assistance if they qualify. Those who fail the required drug testing may designate another individual to receive the benefits on behalf of their children.

Liberal progressive U.S. Representative Corrine Brown (D, FL-3) said the tests "represent an extreme and illegal invasion of personal privacy." Rather odd considering those who work and pay the taxes for these programs are subject to drug tests by employers. But Brown is not one to let logic or facts slow her down.

Other states have now passed their version of the Florida Law. In October, 2011, the Florida law was temporarily blocked by a federal judge.  Then on Nov 9, 2011, Governor Scott filed an appeal, stating, "The court erred in rejecting the State’s arguments,” he said, “and was unjustified in blocking the will of the People’s elected representatives. An overwhelming majority of Floridians support this law, and I will continue to fight for it in the courts."

Since then, progressives continue to argue that the testing costs more money than it saves. First, how do they measure the costs? Also, once a person is drug addicted adult is also addicted to taking welfare, they are not going to seek employment or to get off  either drugs or welfare welfare without intervention. What about the children who are at great risk both physically and emotionally because their parent's or guardian is addicted to drugs.

 Note, under that law that Florida passed, the children could still receive welfare but under another person - not the drug addicted parent or guardian. This other person could  manage the funds for the benefits of the children while the drug taking parent or guardians either seeks help or continues to use drugs and eventually spirals into worse situations. Also, child services then knows which children are placed at risk, where they are located, and they  can monitor and intervene to protect the children.

Rep. Brown Welcomes President Obama To Orlando
To offer an opposing voter's opinion to Rep. Brown's statement, a reader provided the following  comment which has being making the email circuit  and relates to Florida's law and Rep. Brown's comment:
Great going, Florida You set the stage for the other States to join!

Kudos to Republican Governor Rick Scott for having the correctness and guts to move forward on this critical issue!

In signing the new law, Republican Gov. Rick Scott is saying, "If Floridians want welfare, they better make sure they are drug-free."

Applicants who test positive for illicit substances won't be eligible for the funds for a year, or until they undergo treatment.

Those who fail a second time would be banned from receiving funds for three years!

Naturally, a few people are crying this is unconstitutional. How is this unconstitutional?

It's completely legal that every other working people have to pass drug tests in order to get a J-O-B which supports those on welfare!

Let's get Welfare back to the ones who NEED it, not those who WON'T get a JOB.....
The reader providing the above added the comment,  "I AGREE!!!! 100%."  And so does America's Best Choice.

Other states have already followed in Florida's lead. We hope that judicial activism will be over-ruled and Florida will be able to carry out the will of the majority of Floridians represented by the legislation and votes of their elected members of the Florida legislature. Also, this logical process provides  both potential intervention assistance for children  and tough love  for drug doping parents or guardians who are filing for welfare not for the benefit of their child or children but to gain access to more benefits which will aid them in their  drug habits. Do the liberal progressives even care about the children? Appears very questionable.

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Facts - Florida Senator Bill Nelson Doesn't Want You to Know

Somewhere along the way Astronaut Bill Nelson lost his way. It appears to have been under the leadership of the likes of Sen. Harry Reid. Bill Nelson was the deciding vote for Obama's health care law that costs $2 trillion, raises middle class taxes, and cuts $500 billion from Medicare. Florida residents - we must tell Sen. Bill Nelson to “Protect Florida patients and to repeal the health care law.”

Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment noted, "Unfortunately, Sen. Bill Nelson has been hurting the very Florida patients and seniors he was elected to represent. This law cuts $500 billion from Medicare and imposes a monstrous tax increase on the middle class. Sen. Bill Nelson should take responsibility for his actions, acknowledge this failure, and vote to repeal this disastrous legislation.”

Sign the Petition: Asking Bill Nelson: Repeal the health care law!

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The Best of America

The Best of America - There was a Time! It wasn't too long ago that the quiet heroes of this land walked tall with the pride of knowing that they lived in a country unlike no other. On this Independence Day, we celebrate that sense of American optimism and recommit ourselves to bringing that feeling back to us once again.

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July 4, 2012

Celebrating the 4th of July

A.F. Branco:
Next Generation: Hey Grandpa What Are We Celebrating?
GrandPa: That We Were Once A Free Country!

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July 3, 2012

Gov. Scott: Florida Will Ensure Only Citizens Vote in Elections

Gov. Rick Scott
By Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter, NewsMax: Florida Gov. Rick Scott tells Newsmax he will staunchly resist efforts by the federal government and the Obama administration to halt his efforts to purge ineligible voters from the rolls in his state.

"This is not a partisan issue . . . I have not met one Republican, Democrat, or independent that thinks non-U.S. citizens should be voting in our races. The Department of Justice sued us. We won last week. The judge said it would cause us irreparable harm if we allow non-U.S. citizens to vote in our races. So we’re going to continue to fight this. We’re going to continue to demand that the Department of Homeland Security give us the database that we’re entitled to by law, to review and make sure that only citizens vote in our races. We want honest, fair elections.”

Scott also offers this prediction for Florida in the November election: ". . . I think this election is going to be about jobs, the candidate that has the best jobs plan. President Obama has had his four years to get our economy going. Our economy has not improved under his term.

"We’re doing the right things in Florida. We’ve reduced taxes. We’ve reduced regulation. We’ve streamlined the permitting process. We’re bucking the national trend. Our unemployment rate has dropped faster than almost any other state. But we need a federal partner that’s going to do the right thing.

"We cannot have the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, which we do at the federal level. We can’t have more regulation than the rest of the world and think that consumers are going to buy American products." [Read Full Article]

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Allen West: New Signs President’s Policies Are Failing Americans

8th Annual Firefighters Memorial Motorcycle Ride.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
By Congressman Allen West:
U.S. Manufacturing Shrinks for First Time in 2 Years: U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in nearly two years, another troubling sign for the economy, which is still faltering under the failed policies of President Obama.  The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported that its index of manufacturing activity fell to 49.7. That's down from 53.5 in May and the lowest reading since July 2009. While the President often touts the recent growth of manufacturing jobs, the economy has actually shed 599,000 manufacturing jobs since the month President Obama took office and this news shows the sector could be in more trouble.

Federal Deficit Totals $844.5 Billion Through 8 Months of FY 2012: According to the Department of Treasury, the U.S. has racked up $844.5 billion in deficits through the first eight months (October 2011 – May 2012) of fiscal year 2012, keeping the nation well on track to hit a $1 trillion deficit for the fourth consecutive year. Prior to President Obama taking office, the highest U.S. deficit ever was $458 billion.

President’s Healthcare Law = Reduced Access for Medicare Beneficiaries, Higher Costs for Everyone Else: A May 2012 memo from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) Office of the Actuary discussed the projected payment rates for physician services, currently scheduled to be reduced by 31 percent in 2013 under President Obama’s federal takeover of healthcare law.  Updating their original projections from 2010, the memo stated that the fiscal effects of the law would result in negative margins (i.e. unprofitability, or losing money) for a significant percentage of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies. In other words, providers will stop serving Medicare patients, or increase costs for everyone else.

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In Dependence

A.F. "Tony" Branco:

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July 2, 2012

Scott: Florida Won't Implement Medicaid Expansion of Obamacare

Gov. Rick Scott
By Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter, NewsMax: Florida Gov. Rick Scott tells Newsmax he will refuse to implement provisions of Obamacare despite the Supreme Court’s ruling because the healthcare overhaul will be “devastating” to Florida families and taxpayers. . . . adding that “if we care about jobs, we have to repeal Obamacare.” . . . Scott says he is “disappointed” that the Supreme Court did not declare Obamacare unconstitutional.”

“It’s going to be devastating for our families that need care, it’s going to be devastating for taxpayers, and it’s going to kill jobs” . . . I’m very hopeful that this will be repealed and I’m going to make sure, as much as I can, that it doesn’t adversely impact Floridians. We have a very good safety net for our citizens. We need more jobs, not more government involvement in our lives.”

Scott stated recently that Florida will not expand Medicaid to include more recipients nor set up healthcare insurance exchanges in the state.

He explains: “First off, if you look at a government program [elsewhere] in the world, it promises it’s going to cover everything, then immediately runs out of money and starts rationing care by underpaying providers, hospitals, doctors, and so then you don’t have access to care. That’s exactly what Obamacare will do.

“This Medicaid expansion – we’re not going to implement that because what it’s going to actually do is reduce jobs in our state. It’s going to cost our taxpayers significant amounts of money. The Medicaid expansion in our state will cost 1.9 billion dollars.

“In the beginning it will be funded by the federal government, but over time they’ll have us, the state taxpayers, pay more and more of it. And remember it’s our federal taxes that pay for this.”

“They know that we don’t want a federal program that’s going to ration care. We don’t want a federal program that’s going to raise our taxes to levels that we would not be able to afford. We don’t want a federal program that’s going to kill jobs.

“Just like my election in 2010, it’s going to be about jobs. We need more jobs. This is going to be the biggest jobs killer ever.”

Governors in other states, he adds, “are coming to the same conclusion. Their taxpayers can’t afford it. It’s bad for the citizens of their state, for anybody that cares about the healthcare of the citizens of their state, for jobs in their state. So other governors are making similar decisions.”

Obamacare is scheduled to be fully implemented in 2014, meaning this year’s election is the last chance to repeal it before it takes effect.

“President Obama is committed to implementing this law,” Scott says. “I’m going to use my best efforts to make sure it gets repealed. The most important thing we have to do is look at these elections and understand that elections have consequences. The election this fall is going to be about jobs and it’s going to be about repealing Obamacare. If we care about jobs, we have to repeal Obamacare.

“We already have trillion-dollar federal deficits. Who’s going to pay for this unbelievable expansion? As the Supreme Court said, this is a significant tax. This is one of the biggest tax increases in the history of our country. Everyone is going to have to pay for this. It’s a big tax increase, but more importantly, it’s going to have a significant impact on your ability to get the healthcare that you deserve.” . . . [Read Full Article]

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States Can Stop Obama’s Health Care Law Cold

Phil Kerpen
by Phil Kerpen, ARRA News Service: On Friday, 73 House and Senate conservatives sent a very important letter to the National Governors Association, urging the states not to adopt state health care exchanges. These exchanges (which are completely optional for the states) are the centerpiece of Obama’s new entitlement that provides vast taxpayer-funded subsidies up to 400 percent of the poverty level. They are also the mechanism for imposing a $3000 per employee tax on employers who cannot afford to offer health coverage.

As I wrote last year, the text of the law is crystal clear that the subsidies and penalties only apply in states that adopt exchange laws. However, as I predicted, the IRS has asserted — contrary to law — that the subsidies and penalties apply in states that refuse to set up exchanges. The U.S. Senate, however, will likely vote soon on overturning that lawless IRS rule (talk about taxation without representation!), under a procedure called the Congressional Review Act that gives the minority the power to force a vote on overturning new regulations that cannot be filibustered.  This will be a very telling vote for senators from states like Florida that have made clear they will not set up exchanges.

Even if the Senate cannot muster the votes to overturn the IRS’s lawless rule, it stands a very good chance of being struck down in court.  Governors and state legislators who oppose the president’s health care law must oppose any creation of a state exchange to keep alive this option of defeating the law.

Below is the letter from congressional conservatives. Republican governors who are still on the fence should listen to them. See the following link for the names of the 70 other signatures by conservative senators and representatives: CongressLettertoNGA_062912
Phil Kerpen. He is the president of American Commitment ; a columnist on Fox News Opinion, and the author of Democracy Denied: How Obama is Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America – and How to Stop Him. Phil Kerpen is a contributing author for the ARRA News Service.

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July 1, 2012

Two Years Later: ObamaCare Remains A Trojan Horse

Two Great Cartoonists. One warned us Two Years Ago! The second Now reveals the problem is at the door.
By Gary Varvel - April 19, 2010:
A.F "Tony" Branco - June 6, 2012:

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