With both sides on the cusp of a fiscal cliff deal, President Barack Obama vowed Monday to seek additional revenue next year alongside spending cuts. In the process, he also angered several GOP senators who said he demeaned their efforts to reach a deal.
Obama said that a year-end deal to avert tax hikes for the middle class “is within sight, but it’s not done.”
The emerging deal, which sources have pegged [...]
Each presidential cycle gets shrouded in the penultimate question, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”
In Oliver Stone’s new book — “The Untold History of the United States” — the filmmaker, along with historian Peter Kuznick, argues that, “The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse.”
Much of Stone and Kuznick’s book focuses on the threats posed [...]
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff - May 7, 2012 12:45 pm
The Obama Administration drafted a “highly lawyered” memo to shield the president from blame if the mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden failed, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Sean Hannity of Fox News Monday.
According to Mukasey, the memo would have pinned the blame on Navy Admiral William McRaven, who was commander of Joint Special Operations Command at the time of the raid.
From Sovereign Man:
Quietly, and with little fanfare, President Obama signed a “National Defense Resources Preparedness” Executive Order on Friday. As the name suggests, the order intends to shore up the country’s national defense resources in advance of a national emergency.
To be fair, this is not the first time that such an order has been written. Presidents Bush (II), Clinton, Reagan, and even Eisenhower provided directives in the same spirit as [...]
By Associated Press,
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will meet with high school scientists and welcome the British prime minister to the United States on Tuesday.
In the morning, Obama will visit with the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search finalists in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The young finalists are in Washington for a nearly weeklong competition for awards and scholarships.
(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama listed rising gas prices as among the many reasons to extend the payroll tax cut Tuesday, flanked by individuals the White House promoted as being affected by $40 per paycheck the average American would lose if the tax cut is not extended at the end of February.
The payroll tax funds Social Security. Cutting the tax would reduce funding to Social Security by $119 billion over the [...]
How to Brainwash a nation … and strike fear into the American public – most likely when Eisenhower formed his opinion on the danger of the military industrial complex (Podcast of Ike’s speech here) There are numerous Bernay’s videos around – this one also features military industrial complex documentation by Howard Hunt.
Scary to think about. Are we witnessing a slow motion Pearl Harbor? First, get the right person in the White House, Second, push the country into a deep malaise with high unemployment and higher costs. Banks find new power. Third, get all the banks together in a concerted effort to change the financial world and bring in the New World Order.
As a democrat fool once said, always take advantage of [...]
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks (read as Federal Reserve private banking cartel) to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. [...]
1. EISENHOWER IN THE 1956 REPUBLICAN PLATFORM.
“Workers have benefited by the progress which has been made in carrying out the programs and principles set forth in the 1952 Republican platform. All workers have gained and unions have grown in strength and responsibi
lity, and have increased their membership by 2 millions. ”
2. REAGAN ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS:
“They remind us that where free unions and collective [...]
Average Annual Percentage Increase in the National Debt by President
Reagan ———-—–> 20.18%
Bush-I ———-—–> 9.89%
Bush-II ———-—-> 9.13%
Nixon/Ford ———--> 8.99%
Carter ———-—–> 7.17%
Obama ———-——> 6.96%
Clinton ———-—-> 3.67%
Kennedy/Johnson ——> 3.25%
Eisenhower ———--> 1.15%
Of course Eisenhower would be a democrat these days.
But the notion that he’s “destroying the economy” doesn’t stand up to any real scrutiny. Â Especially from the wealthy, who have benefited HUGELY from the recovery in America’s stock markets.
For the record, I totally agree that the S&P 500 is only a partial measure of economic well being. Â Jobs, median wages, aggregate debt levels and overall GDP growth matter a lot, too, and [...]
Well over 700,000 are employed in Fla. because of Defense Spending, about 800,000 in Ca. and over 200,000 in just one city in Tx. From what I can tell, we probably have 8 million employed directly and indirectly by defense spending. Indirect employment is where businesses sell copiers, paint, paper, vehicles, cranes, and thousands of other things needed for the building, people and supplies they need. They would have to [...]