April 24, 2012

Woman Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Illegals To Florida

By Jim Mustian, Ledger Inquirer: A Ladonia woman has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy to smuggle more than two dozen illegal immigrants to south Florida.

Kathleen Ann Roberson, 21, inked a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Friday that could subject her to up to 250 years in prison and a fine of more than $6 million, according to court records.

The deal shines new light on a February traffic stop in the Tampa area that led to the arrests of Roberson, her 29-year-old neighbor, Jessica Roland, and five Mexican nationals who had crossed the border in Arizona en route to Immokalee, Fla.. The new court filings show the scheme was larger than previously known, and that an investigation by the U.S. Border Patrol linked Roberson to an unnamed "alien smuggling organization" in Arizona. . . . Read More

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Bills Introduced to Congress by Florida Conservatives

The following bills were recently introduced in the US House of Representatives by members of the Florida Congressional delegation who are also  members of the conservative US. House Republican Study Committee:
Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-12) introduced H.R. 4377, legislation which will create jobs by streamlining the federal permitting process and providing a balanced approach that allows enough time for environmental review but also gives job creators enough certainty to put their capital on the line and create jobs.

Rep. Bill Posey (FL-15) introduced H.R. 4401, legislation which allows for private sector investment in the Department of Defense for space transportation in an effort to modernize America’s defense capabilities, promote America’s commercial space industry and help America regain the loss of commercial launches.

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April 23, 2012

What is Going On? Rubio Wants GOP DREAM Act in Place

. . . in Time for Fall College Semester. Is Marco Rubio selling out both conservatives and American legal citizens? Confused - so are we?

By Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino: - Marco Rubio says he wants his version of the DREAM Act in effect by fall, just in time for undocumented students to be able to attend college fall semester.

Rubio, in two separate events in Washington D.C., said his plan is still being hammered out, and important details – such as the minimum and maximum age of those who would qualify – were yet to be determined.

“We’re involving the DREAMers” in the drafting of the measure, he said, using the term that refers to undocumented youth brought to the country by their parents. “We’re involving the kids themselves.”

Asked by a reporter when it will be introduced in the Senate, Rubio said: “When it’s ready. It won’t be next week.” He said he hopes it gets introduced by summer and passed by fall.

“There are a bunch of kids. . .who want to go to school this fall,” Rubio said at an appearance at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.. “I’m also cognizant that this is an election year,” he added, saying it wouldn’t be easy to get bi-partisan support as the parties vie for elective offices.

Indeed, several Democrats in Congress say they will not back a plan that does not offer a path to citizenship. Charles A. González, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said in a press statement: "If the Rubio Plan bars citizenship it would be the first time in modern history that someone has proposed a law that would permanently prohibit citizenship to one segment of American society." . . .

The senator said that critics who dismiss his plan before it is even finalized are just interested in keeping the inability of undocumented youth to attend college "a political wedge issue," and are not really serious about finding a bipartisan solution.

"The general concept is that [students] would receive the equivalent of a non-immigrant visa, it legitimizes you," he said of his alternate DREAM Act proposal. "It doesn't allow you to to become a resident or citizen, however it doesn't prohibit you from applying." . . .

If they want to stay in the United States, they would have to apply like everyone else around the world, he said, and wait their turn, possibly back in their homeland. Rubio's plan also would not call on states to charge in-state tuition rates to undocumented students -- now many of them are charged out-of-state tuition, which can be twice as high -- nor would it give them access to financial aid.

“We want to make sure we don’t do anything that rewards illegal immigration,” he said. . . .

During GOP primary debates, Romney flatly said that as president, he would veto the DREAM Act that has been proposed in Congress. But Rubio said Romney has indicated that he would be open to considering a conservative alternative such as the one the Florida senator is developing.

Shortly after Rubio concluded his meeting with reporters, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and undocumented students – or “DREAMers,” as they’re called -- announced the launch of a voting campaign called “Su Voz, Mi Voto,” or “Their Voice, My Vote.” . . .

Rubio long had said he opposes the DREAM Act, because it would generate chain migration – where immigrants who have a green card or are naturalized citizens can then petition for family members overseas to gain legal permanent residency in the United States. . . . Read more

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April 20, 2012

Allan West: Obama tax proposal would wage war on U.S. economy

By Allen West -The Sun Sentinel As a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army, I learned a thing or two about weaponry. Our success in Desert Storm and Desert Shield depended on choosing the correct artillery for each specific objective, whether it was halting the enemy’s forward progress, diminishing the strength of its forces, or completely destroying its capabilities.

Although he has never served his country in uniform, or risked his life to defend its freedoms and liberties on distant shores, President Obama seems to understand a thing or two about weaponry as well.
In the president’s case, the current weapon of choice is tax policy, and the “enemies” are small businesses, investors, entrepreneurs and corporations deemed “undesirable” — in short, the economic engines of our nation.

The president’s planned tax increases seem designed to demonize “the rich,” and use them as a propaganda tool to score political points. But the collateral damage of these policies will spread into the heartland of America. After all, the 160 percent increase in federal cigarette taxes put in place in 2009 certainly affects those earning far less than $250,000 — despite his promise not to raise their taxes.

The fact is, next year, unless changes are made in the tax code, Americans will be bombarded with the largest tax increase in the nation’s history, causing massive economic injury and destruction.

If the Bush tax rates are allowed to expire, the current tax brackets of 10 percent to 35 percent will rise to 15 percent to 39.6 percent. Other tax provisions scheduled to disappear that will hit “ordinary Americans” include the American Opportunity Tax Credit (up to $2,500 per student for qualified college costs), tax exclusion for forgiven mortgage debt, and tax credit for employer-provided child care.

Children of farmers and small business owners, who wish to continue the legacy of their parents, will find it increasingly difficult to do so, as the death tax exemption will shrink from $5 million to $1 million. Further, inherited assets exceeding that amount will be taxed at a maximum rate of 55 percent with a 5 percent surcharge on estates over $10 million.
Read More at The Sun Sentinel
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April 19, 2012

Obama’s Secretive Keystone XL Decision

By Ken Blackwell, Contributing Author: The oppressive monster known as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not just killing jobs these days – it is intentionally avoiding transparency that may shed light on the political motivations behind the agency’s actions.

Started in 1970 by President Richard Nixon, the EPA was a small agency that combined several anti-pollution and clean water agencies into one agency with 4,084 employees and a $1 billion budget. Today, it has 17,000 employees and has evolved from its narrow focus into an unconstitutional, blunt instrument with vast powers that the Obama Administration wields to promote a radical political agenda that is destroying prosperity and ruining lives.

In March, the U.S. Supreme Court decided unanimously in Sackett v. EPA against the agency. The Sacketts, a young married couple in Idaho, started building their dream home in 2005 but fell victim to an EPA compliance order that charged them with putting fill material onto a wetlands on their property.

When the Sacketts tried to appeal the EPA’s decision, they were told that there was no appeals process unless the agency intended to file an enforcement action that would include significant civil and criminal penalties. While two lower courts ruled in favor of the EPA, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the Sacketts, declaring that decisions made under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act were subject to an appeal.

While that battle was won, the EPA’s war on the free market and economic prosperity continues. Even though Congress did not pass legislation to limit carbon emissions or create a “cap and trade” scheme, the EPA has developed burdensome and often contradictory regulations specially designed to harm the same petroleum refining industry America must depend on for any semblance of energy independence.

EPA’s politically motivated regulations aimed at the oil industry also hurt consumers. Just this week, the National Automobile Dealers Association released a study showing that EPA’s new fuel economy standards will make cars so much more expensive that some 7 million working families and college students will not be able to afford them.

But perhaps most egregiously, EPA overreach was a major factor in why no decision on the Keystone XL pipeline will be made until after the 2012 elections. If approved, the Pipeline would create tens of thousands of jobs while providing Americans access to as much of 800,000 barrels of Canadian oil for U.S. markets.

To find out what was going on behind the scenes in the Keystone XL decision, the Institute for Energy Research (IER) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to Obama’s State Department and EPA. The goal was to understand if politics and special interest group pressure entered into the decision to delay the pipeline.

But while extreme environmental groups like Friends of the Earth, which opposes the pipeline, had no problem receiving similar information after its FOIA request, IER’s request has been delayed. After four months and multiple submissions, the Obama administration has refused to comply, violating FOIA standards. The decision to delay the Keystone Pipeline was clearly so politicized that the agencies involved are willing break the law to cover their tracks. This can hardly be the transparent government that the President promised us when he ran for president in 2008.

EPA overreach, including that on the Keystone Pipeline, destroys the jobs that workers need to pay for the higher gas prices for which EPA is largely responsible. Everyone is in favor of cleaner air and a better environment, but EPA makes no attempt to strike a balance between economic opportunity and environmental gains.

Through greenhouse gas rules, unrealistic fuel economy standards, and now its opposition to Keystone, EPA seems hellbent on making oil – the energy that powers our economy – a fuel of the past. Right now, that philosophy is hitting Americans right in the wallet.

It is time to limit the tyrannical, unelected, and hyper-political bureaucracy. That starts with exposing the politics behind the EPA’s Keystone XL position.
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J. Ken Blackwell is a conservative family values advocate. Blackwell is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council. He is the co-author of the new bestseller: The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency. He is a National Federation of Republican Assemblies board member and a contributing author to the ARRA News Service.

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April 18, 2012

VIDEO: 10 Years Ago Today, Dems Say ANWR Won’t Yield Oil for 10 Years

Heritage Foundation: On April 17 and 18, 2002, a number of Senators took to the floor of the upper chamber to decry efforts to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to fossil fuel exploration and development.  Their objections voiced a common concern: ANWR wouldn’t begin to produce oil for up to ten years. Here’s what some of the Senators had to say:
  • “There would be no production out of [ANWR] for at least 7 years.” -Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.)
  • “Oil extracted from [ANWR] would not reach refineries for seven to ten years.” -Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
  • “No oil will flow from ANWR…until from 7 to 10 years from now.” -Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
  • “Oil exploration in ANWR will not actually start producing oil for as many as 10 years.” -Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • “Even if we started drilling [in ANWR] tomorrow, the first barrel of crude oil would not make it to the market for at least 10 years.” -Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Ten years later, oil and gas production on federal lands is at a nine-year low, a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline costs an average $3.90, and the president is busy blaming “speculators” for high oil prices – a scapegoat that even a former Democratic Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner rejects. Heritage’s David Kreutzer also debunked that argument.

The president’s continued refusal to expand domestic energy production, which would be an economic boon and raise significant federal revenue without hiking taxes, recently made Heritage’s list of the administration’s ten worst energy policy decisions.

Meanwhile, the excuses offered in opposition to an energy policy that values domestic fossil fuel production look thinner by the day.

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April 17, 2012

Obama From 'Hope' to Hypocrisy: Excuses, Excuses

... because excuses don't pay the mortgage or the National Debt or even the cost of present Big Government over spending.

RNC Ad:


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April 16, 2012

Buffett Tax Gimmick Derided By All Sides

Obama-Buffet Hypocrisy!
Buffet Hasn't Paid Taxes Since 2002
The Buffett Rule Is A Gimmick!
Update on Senate vote on the Buffett Rule - increased tax on millionaires . The vote required 60 votes for the motion to proceed. The final vote was 51 to 45. The vote followed party lines with Democrats voting for an Republicans voting against except for two votes, Maine's Republican Sen. Susan Collins voted with Democrats to allow the measure to proceed and Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor voted to block it.

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-OH) said the clash shows “who is listening to the American people and focusing on their priorities. President Obama wants higher taxes; Republicans want more jobs.”  As Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has repeatedly pointed out, “By wasting so much time on this political gimmick that even Democrats admit won’t solve our larger problems, it’s shown the president is more interested in misleading people than he is in leading.”

ARRA News Service - Today in Washington, D.C. - April 16, 2011: [2 Days Left. 2012 Tax Filling Deadline is 4/17!]
Congress is scheduled to be back in session today. The House is scheduled to reconvene at 2 pm but there is no identified agenda currently posted. The Senate will definitely reconvene at 2 pm today and resume consideration of S. 2230, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-RI) Buffett Tax bill. At 4:30 pm today, the Senate will consider the nomination of Stephanie Dawn Thacker to be a judge for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and will vote on his nomination an hour later. It will then procedure to vote on cloture on the Democrats motion to proceed to the Buffett Tax, S. 2230.

Yes indeed,  the Senate will be voting this evening on whether to take up President Obama’s Buffett Tax proposal. Yet the more time the president spends pushing for this tax, the more people are acknowledging it will do next to nothing to address any of the key problems facing this country: it won’t create jobs, it won’t lower gas prices, and it is a drop in the sea of our national debt.

Describing the tax hike, CNN’s Candy Crowly writes today, “A minimum 30% tax on million-dollar incomes won't do much to eat away at the nation's debt, it won't create jobs, and no one expects it to get through the Democratic-controlled Senate, much less the Republican-majority House.” Interviewing Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner yesterday, CBS’ Bob Schieffer asked, “You know, the truth is, you and I both know that this has absolutely no chance of passing the Senate and even less chance of passing the House. Isn`t it just kind of a publicity stunt to get the Republicans on record as being against it?” Even Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times writes that when Obama makes the Buffett Tax “the center of his narrative, he sounds a little desperate.” And former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) acknowledged on MSNBC this morning, “My belief is this is more symbolic.”

Meanwhile, Bloomberg Businessweek reports, “President Obama’s sales pitch for the so-called Buffett Rule is simple: It’s only fair that those who make more than $1 million a year should pay a higher tax rate than middle-class workers. Here’s what he tends not to mention: For the most part, they already do.” And The Wall Street Journal editors noted Saturday, “The case for the Buffett tax keeps eroding. When President Obama announced the idea, he said it would help ‘stabilize our debt and deficits over the next decade.’ Then came the inconvenient revelation that the new 30% millionaire's tax would raise only $46.7 billion over 10 years, and would leave about 99.5% of the deficit intact in 2013. It was a far cry from ‘stabilizing the debt.’”

Indeed, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) writes in an op-ed for Politico today, “For all the political chest-thumping surrounding this proposal, the new tax will bring in less than $5 billion per year. That represents 0.4 percent of annual individual income taxes paid — or enough to pay one week’s interest on the national debt. . . . The Buffett Tax is bad economics and bad fiscal policy. It’s a distraction from the broader, bipartisan effort now underway to achieve the basic tax reform needed to unleash a true jobs recovery.”

As Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) explains in an op-ed, for Investor's Business Daily “The bill is a political gimmick that's supposed to distract Americans from the president's miserable record instead of solving problems. Americans know by now that the bill won't create a single job and it won't ease the pain at the pump. And President Obama and the White House have finally given up pretending that his new tax will balance the budget.”

Charles Krauthammer nails down the point for us "Let's do the math. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates this new ['Buffett Rule'] tax would yield between $4 billion and $5 billion a year. If we collect the Buffett tax for the next 250 years -- a span longer than the life of this republic -- it would not cover the Obama deficit for 2011 alone. As an approach to our mountain of debt, the Buffett Rule is a farce."

In summary: All Sides Are Blasting Buffett Tax! And, The Buffett Tax "Won’t Create Jobs." Nonpartisan reviewers are Crushing The Buffett Tax as "A Hoax On Voters," a "Total Sham," "a Farce," "Desperate.’ Even democrats admit It’s "Not Going To Help." The question now is will all the Democrats now support this sham advanced by President Obama.

BILL KELLER, THE NEW YORK TIMES: “…sounds a little desperate.” (Bill Keller, “The Sweet Spot,” The New York Times, 4/15/12)

CANDY CROWLEY, CNN: “…won't do much to eat away at the nation's debt, it won't create jobs, and no one expects it to get through the Democratic-controlled Senate…” (Candy Crowley, “Buffett Rule Would Barely Dent Debt But Fits Nicely Into Obama's Theme,” CNN, 4/16/12)

MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC: “…just what does it really accomplish, though?” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 4/16/12)

DANA MILBANK: “President Obama admits it: His proposed ‘Buffett Rule’ tax on millionaires is a gimmick…” (Dana Milbank, “Rebuffing Obama’s Gimmicky ‘Buffett Rule’,” The Washington Post, 4/11/12)

BOB SCHIEFFER, CBS: “…kind of a publicity stunt…?” (CBS’ “Face The Nation,” 4/15/12)

JIM VANDEHEI, POLITICO: “It's total gimmickry. It’s 1% of what you need to actually take care of the deficit.” “There’s a big danger for President Obama in that they become so insanely political in an insanely political culture. Almost everything they do now...” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 4/12/12)

FMR. REP. HAROLD FORD (D-TN): “…not going to help us grow…” Q: “So you support the Buffett rule? FORD: “No, there's a big difference between the Buffett rule and reforming the tax code.” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 4/16/12)

FMR. SEN. RUSS FEINGOLD (D-WI): “My belief is this is more symbolic.” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 4/16/12)

HOWARD WOLFSON: “We have a deficit of over a trillion dollars. This is not about deficit reduction.” (MSNBC’s “Now With Alex Wagner,” 4/12/12)

UNION LEADER [NH]: “…A Total Sham…The Buffett Rule is not about math or fairness or shared sacrifice. It is simply a cynical ploy to buy the votes of the ignorant and gullible.” (Editorial, “The Buffett Rule: A Total Sham,” Union Leader, 4/12/12)

FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT [NH]: “Buffett Rule Is A Hoax On Voters … Buffett, schmuffett, President Obama's Buffett Rule has nothing to do with fairness… It is also about distracting voters from the Obama administration's mishandling of the economy.” (Editorial, “Buffett Rule Is A Hoax On Voters,” Foster’s Daily Democrat, 4/12/12)

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL [WI]: “Buffett Rule Is A Political Gimmick That Won’t Work … the Buffett Rule is more likely to spawn a new generation of tax dodges than to usher in a new era of tax fairness. It is, in fact, nothing more than a smoke screen that obscures the possibility of real tax reform.” (Editorial, “Buffett Rule Is A Political Gimmick That Won’t Work,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/11/12)

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER [CA]: “…the latest gimmick…” (“Taxing Those Mean Old Millionaires,” Orange County Register, 4/12/12)

BEN BOYCHUK, THE SACRAMENTO BEE: “As re-election gimmicks go, the ‘Buffett Rule’ is a lame one.” (“Head To Head: Would Rep. Paul Ryan's Tax Plan Improve The U.S. Tax System?” The Sacramento Bee, 4/12/12)

THE ECONOMIST: “What a pity that he is changing tack this time, bashing the rich via gimmicks such as the ‘Buffett rule’ … it is a miserable portent for the future.” (Editorial, “Game On,” The Economist, 4/14/12)

BLOOMBERG NEWS: “The president may be just as happy to have an issue to campaign on as a law to sign.” (“Buffett Rule Or Not, Most Rich People Already Pay,” Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/12/12)

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8 Million Illegals Taking Legal American Citizens Jobs

Bill Smith, Editor: Noting the The Washington Post, April 9 the editorial "Sensible improvements on immigration" does not mean that I agree with it. First, it appears to be trying to move people, specifically conservatives, into accepting a "back-door" amnesty program. The Post obviously was not concerned about unemployed Americans. Example, they overlooked one very big critical factoid: 8 million illegals taking legal American citizens jobs.

Where was their acknowledgement that 8 million illegal aliens are still in our workforce when 20 million Americans are unable to find full-time employment? Well that was not part of their agenda. And why didn't the Post demand to know why the House GOP leadership is not bringing the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) to the floor for a vote? H.R. 2885, The Legal Workforce Act, has 74 sponsors and the bill is being held up in the House Ways and Means Committee by its Chairman, Republican Rep. Dave Camp (MI-4th Dist). It has already been through the Full Judiciary Committee six months ago. H.R. 2885 bill is to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system (EVerify), and for other purposes.

Congress returns to work on Monday, April 16. Readers may wish to contact the Chairman Rep. Dave Camp and encourage him to get this bill out of committee.  This bill should have been a "slam dunk" bill.  Illegals are taking away jobs that should only be available to legal citizens (20 million of them are jobless).  Read more on the bill at Open Congress.

I sent Chairman Camp a few tweets but have yet received a reply.
Tweets From Dr. Bill - OzarkGuru ‏ @arra:
April 12, 2012
@WaysandMeansGOP @RepDaveCamp Please hold hearing & vote on HR 2885. 7 M #illegals in non-ag jobs. 20 M Americans need job. Do the math!

@WaysandMeansGOP When will there be a hearing on HR 2885? #EVerify would open jobs held by #illegals to millions of unemployed Americans

April 10, 2012
@RepDaveCamp Please stop blocking HR 2885, which will stop ID theft # help unemployed Americans find work. #everify #4jobs #illegals #tcot

@RepDaveCamp a TV ad says you are blocking #EVerify. 20 M Americans can't find full-time job & U protect #illegals ? #smh #tcot #sgp

@RepDaveCamp Why R U blocking #EVerify? Not only combats ID theft, but also puts Americans back to work? Stop protecting #illegals #tcot

@RepDaveCamp saw a TV ad that says U R blocking #EVerify legislation. Stop blocking HR 2885 which will put Americans back to work #4Jobs

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April 12, 2012

Rep Allen West “Obama Visit Shows ‘Divide and Rule’ has replaced ‘Hope and Change”

by Allen West Republic: Palm Beach County, FL – Today Congressman Allen West released the following statement in response to President Obama’s visit to South Florida: ”Four years ago our President’s campaign of hope and change inspired and united millions Americans. Listening to President Obama’s speech at Florida Atlantic University today, it is clear that ‘hope and change’ has been replaced with ‘divide and rule’. President Obama’s only hope for re-election seems to be that Americans will overlook his failed economic policies if he can successfully divide people along the lines of income and wealth.

But the unfortunate reality is, even if the electoral fortunes of President Obama and Democrat congressional candidates improve by demonizing people and turning the American people against each other, cynical and divisive political strategy does nothing to create jobs for the 14 million unemployed Americans, it does nothing to alleviate soaring gas prices that pinch family budgets and prevent small businesses from hiring, and it does nothing to increase opportunity for all Americans, regardless of skin color, gender, age or income. I will continue to present a different vision for America.

I believe the greatness of America lies in the goodness of Americans and their individual pursuit of their hopes and dreams. History has shown that economic freedom improves the condition of all. Economic dependency only ensures mediocrity and suffering for all. The best way we can create a bright future for all Americans is to get Washington politicians out of the way and out of the pockets of hardworking taxpayers, get our debt under control to provide long-term economic certainty, and ensure we enact energy and national security policies that allow Americans to work, invest, innovate and prosper.”

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Deadline Approaches for Florida Governor to Veto or Sign Energy Bill

Tomorrow, April 13th, is the deadline for Florida Governor Rick Scott to either sign into law or veto Florida House Bill 7117, the “Florida’s Energy Bill.” Tow organizations, Americans for Prosperity and the Heartland Institute, are opposing the bill and support the Governor vetoing the bill.

The SunShine State News last week identified that the Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity criticized House Bill 7117.
"The Florida chapter of AFP wrote:
“This misguided political ideology of picking winners and losers in the marketplace will undoubtedly continue its pattern of wasting taxpayer money by bankrolling politically-favored energy companies. It leads to crony capitalism and crony politics.

"We certainly don’t need a Solyndra-type boondoggle here in Florida. Subsidizing renewable-energy production will not only distort the marketplace but will actually drive the cost of energy up and undermine Florida’s rebounding economy."
APF-FL president Slade O'Brien said his group's activists -- "from 110 politically active, independent, free-market and grassroots organizations" -- sent more than 5,200 emails in opposition to HB 7117 and its companion, SB 2094, during the 2012 legislative session.

"Unfortunately, the majority of the legislators simply failed to listen to their own constituents and ignored the numerous examples of government subsidies failing to create a market for uncompetitive renewable technologies," O'Brien said.

The Tea Party Network, a coalition of 86 tea and patriot groups around Florida, earlier urged Scott to veto the measure.
Note: AFP-Florida: Coalition of Conservative Activists Ask Governor Scott to Veto H.B. 7117

The Miami Herald Blog reports:
"But Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican who runs the state energy office and pushed for the bill as his top legislative priority, vigorously disagrees. "I can’t imagine how we put Florida on a path towards a thoughtful, long-term energy policy if we can’t even get this modest attempt across the finish line," Putnam said in an interview.

"He said references to President Obama’s fizzled stimulus grant to Solyndra are inaccurate because the bill would provide tax credits to alternative energy companies only after providing renewable energy upgrades and green hires. . . .

"The House sponsor, Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, in fact, last year was named American's For Prosperity's Legislator of the Year. "We differ so strongly on this issue,’’ he said. "I just find it quite odd."

"He considers the anti-Obama rhetoric and the comparison of tax credits to subsidies inaccurate and not helpful. "I think that kind of stuff is beneath what AFP should be standing for," Plakon said." . . .

"As of Thursday, calls and emails to Scott's office in opposition of HB 7117 outranked those in favor by 2,510 - 1."
Tonight Governor Rick Scott's may have a sleepless night as he seeks to do what he believes is best for Florida while being caught on this issue between conservative supporters and conservative opponents.

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April 11, 2012

The Fiscal Consequences of the Affordable Care Act

Charles Blahous, Mercatus Center: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) signed into law by President Obama in 2010 will significantly worsen the federal government’s fiscal position relative to previous law. Supporters argued that this comprehensive health care reform would deliver a much-needed correction to the government’s unsustainable fiscal outlook and would benefit the country’s overall fiscal situation. However, between now and 2021, the ACA is expected to add as much as $530 billion to federal deficits while increasing spending by more than $1.15 trillion. Despite the fondest hopes from its supporters, the passage of the ACA unambiguously darkens a dim fiscal picture.

The federal government promised the health care law would finance two different activities-increasing Medicare solvency and extending health care coverage, but with only enough savings to pay for one. Thus, the ACA’s total new spending well exceeds its cost-savings provisions. In 2014, the benefits will kick in and as history shows, it is nearly impossible to take benefits away after they are given. To ensure the ACA does not worsen the federal fiscal outlook, fully two-thirds of the ACA’s new health-exchange subsidies must be repealed, or financing offsets must be found before 2014.

Again, the bill promised to find savings in the government's biggest health insurance program, Medicare, and use those savings to reduce the deficit. Second, the bill promised to expand health care coverage to uninsured Americans. Sounds pretty good, right? But how does the government propose to pay for both? Here's where the math becomes fuzzy. View the following video then look at the full research paper, brief summary, and chart that illustrate our research on the fiscal consequences and outlook of the health care law.

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Dr. Charles Blahous is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center and public trustee for Medicare and Social Security. His primary research interests include retirement security, with an emphasis on Social Security and employer-provided defined benefit pensions, as well as federal fiscal policy, entitlements, demographic change, economic stimulus, financial market regulation, and health care reform.
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April 10, 2012

From 'Hope' to Hypocrisy - Florida Now Knows Obama's Act

RNC: In 2008, speaking in Jacksonville, Florida, Candidate Obama criticized the type of politics "that asks us to fear at a time when we need to hope." Four years later, we know it was all an act, and since President Obama has no record to run on, he's resorted to using the same negative scare tactics he once claimed to be against.


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April 9, 2012

Obama Clone Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson sits happily in the Senate, relishing his position as an ObamaClone. He votes with the President every time Obama needs him, yet Nelson talks on the Senate floor about needing fiscal discipline. Quite the hypocrite. He voted for every debt limit, the largest spending bill in history, and proudly voted for every version of ObamaCare. If Bill Nelson gets another term as a Senator, who knows just how far he will go as an ObamaClone. [Video]


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April 8, 2012

God Blessed America with Colonel Alan West

H/T F.William Houraney, The Bottom Line Guy: How many of us yearn for the days when men were men? OK maybe not all of us, but 98.9% will do. . .

Well we can still watch Clarke Gable and John Wayne movies or we can just watch clips of Colonel Alan West. Yea I know, he's a Congressman now and should be addressed so but Alan West deserves the respect that comes with his military rank, a respect earned by 20 years of military service and pledging his life for his country. A respect that few Congressman have earned or even come close to.

Second question; How many of us are sick and tired of hearing about homosexuals? OK again 98.9%. What a coincidence; it looks like the 1.1% who answered 'no' to the 2 questions here is the same percentage of – you guessed it!

The BDM, (Brain Dead Media) has pushed the homosexual's agenda ad infinitum now for decades and frankly it gets me sick. No one wants to hear about the desires and demands of a group of selfish perverts. But day after day, the BDM brings it into our living rooms along with the big lie about racism which died long ago in our country.

Now we bring in Colonel Alan West. When it comes to a brilliant and informed orator, this man is in a special class. His knowledge combined with his speaking eloquence, his patriotism and his traditional values and common sense, makes him a much needed 'light at the end of the tunnel' in American leadership.

Here's a great example of how West handles the BDM and insures that America and Americans best interests are always the priority and never will take a back seat to minutia and special interests that the BDM wants to elevate and promote.


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April 7, 2012

AP: Job Market Slowed in March

ARRA News Service -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the employment numbers for March today, but as news reports suggest the numbers are again disappointing. The Wall Street Journal writes, “U.S. job growth slowed in March, and the labor force shrank, signaling that the economy could be losing momentum. Jobs outside of agriculture grew by 120,000 last month—half the number that the economy added the prior month—the Labor Department said Friday, marking the first time since November that job growth fell below 200,000.” And the AP reports, “The job market slowed in March as companies hit the brakes on hiring amid uncertainty about the economy's growth prospects. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more Americans stopped looking for work.”

With today’s news, it’s worth recalling what Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration promised when they passed their nearly $1 trillion stimulus bill three years ago. Former White House economists Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein predicted that the unemployment rate with the stimulus bill would not exceed 8%. Yet the unemployment rate has been above 8% for over 36 months now. Shortly after President Obama signed the stimulus, Vice President Joe Biden boasted that the stimulus “literally drop-kicks us out of this recession” by, he claimed, creating “3.5 million jobs” in “18 months.”

Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson responded to the released March unemployment rate report: "Obama's U.S. Department of Labor loses more credibility every month as they announced a lower unemployment rate in March, while at the same time 31,000 fewer Americans actually had jobs than the previous month. In spite of all the happy talk out of Obama's official Washington, D.C., the fact is that fewer Americans were working last month than the previous one. That is not a recovery, it is an economic disaster for millions of families. The fact is, since Obama took office 4.683 million people have dropped out of the labor force. If they were included in today's unemployment report, the jobless rate would be 10.8 percent, and the underemployed rate 17 percent. All together 27.1 million Americans cannot find full-time work in the Obama economy."

Rick Manning, former Public Affairs Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor, noted on a NetRighhtDaily, " While Obama claims an unemployment rate of 8.3 percent, the real unemployment rate is 10.8 percent. Because ultimately, Obama’s unemployment rate decreases are the perverse result of the destruction of American’s hope of finding work and their abandoning the workforce."

President Obama’s expensive regulations, constant calls for tax increases, and his byzantine and unpopular health care law are all making it harder and more expensive to create private sector jobs in the United States. This country can do better.  But the administration just calls it "ups and downs" verses facing the truth that his policies are causing a serous shrinkage in the labor force.

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April 6, 2012

Obama's Branches Of Government

by William Warren:
And, the next branch of Government Obama will go after is the Legislative branch or at least who may reside in the legislature and on the courts. Obama is NOT a constitutional scholar; he is a constitutional destroyer.

All good thoughts are thought by other good men and women somewhere in time and space. [Read more]

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April 5, 2012

Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida

ALIPAC1: Illegal Immigrant voters along with immigrants that are prohibited from voting have been detected voting in Florida. This joins confirmed reports of sizable numbers of non citizens voting in Georgia and Colorado!

Each illegal alien or non citizen immigrant that registers to vote is committing a felony. Each illegal alien or non citizen immigrant that votes and thus steals a vote from an American citizen is committing another felony.

The problem is that the states do not check to see if voters are in the US as immigrants or legally and the illegal immigration amnesty supporters know this.

Our elections are virtually defenseless at this time and illegal aliens stole elections west of the Mississippi for corrupt politicians like US Senator Harry Reid just like William Gheen of ALIPAC predicted on election day 2010 on Fox News.

Please send copies of this videos to your Federal and State lawmakers and candidates for public office.


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April 4, 2012

Burn POTUS

From the ARRA News Service - Enjoy this parody by Duane Lester: Coming this fall (Nov 2012) to the USA ... hopefully!!!


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