Thursday, January 29, 2015

White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz named preserving President Obama's executive amnesty as the only "bright line" for the White House in the upcoming Department of Homeland Security funding bill.

"Our view is we want a clean DHS bill," Schultz said. "I've seen some reports of Republicans sort of floating certain riders and such that our bright line thus far has been we will veto anything that includes a rollback of the president's executive actions on immigration."

Obama's unprecedented executive action on immigration, issued just this past November, would grant temporary amnesty to more than 4 million illegal immigrants including, work permits, Social Security numbers, drivers licenses, and billions of dollars in tax credits.

The House of Representatives pass a DHS funding bill that would rollback Obama's 2014 executive actions, as well as his 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, earlier this month. The Senate is set to begin debate on that bill this month, but it is unclear if they can get the 60 votes necessary to overcome a Democrat filibuster.

Even if they did find the 60 votes, Obama has also issued a veto threat to any DHS funding bill that undoes his amnesty policies.
Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight million Israelis are surrounded by some 400 million Muslims in more than 20 states. Almost all of Israel's neighbors are anti-Israeli dictatorships, monarchies or theocracies-- a number of them reduced to a state of terrorist chaos.

Given the rise of radical Islam, the huge petrodollar wealth of the Middle East and lopsided demography, how has Israel so far survived?

The Jewish state has always depended on three unspoken assumptions for its tenuous existence.
First, a democratic, nuclear Israel can deter larger enemies. In the Cold War, Soviet-backed Arab enemies understood that Israel's nuclear arsenal prevented them from destroying Tel Aviv.

Second, the Western traditions of Israel -- free-market capitalism, democracy, human rights -- ensured a dynamic economy, high-tech weapons, innovative industry and stable government. In other words, 8 million Israelis could count on a greater gross domestic product, less internal violence and more innovation than, say, nearby Egypt, a mess with 10 times more people that Israel and nearly 50 times more land.

Third, Israel counted on Western moral support from America and Europe, as well as military support from the United States.

Israel's stronger allies have often come to the defense of its democratic principles and pointed out that the world applies an unfair standard to Israel, largely out of envy of its success, anti-Semitism, fear of terrorism and fondness of oil exporters.

Why, for example, does the United Nations focus so much attention on Palestinians who fled Israel nearly 70 years ago but ignore Muslims who were forced out of India, or Jews who were ethnically cleansed from the cities of the Middle East? Why doesn't the world worry that Nicosia is a more divided city than Jerusalem, or that Turkey occupies northern Cyprus, or that China occupies Tibet?
Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight million Israelis are surrounded by some 400 million Muslims in more than 20 states. Almost all of Israel's neighbors are anti-Israeli dictatorships, monarchies or theocracies-- a number of them reduced to a state of terrorist chaos.

Given the rise of radical Islam, the huge petrodollar wealth of the Middle East and lopsided demography, how has Israel so far survived?

The Jewish state has always depended on three unspoken assumptions for its tenuous existence.
First, a democratic, nuclear Israel can deter larger enemies. In the Cold War, Soviet-backed Arab enemies understood that Israel's nuclear arsenal prevented them from destroying Tel Aviv.

Second, the Western traditions of Israel -- free-market capitalism, democracy, human rights -- ensured a dynamic economy, high-tech weapons, innovative industry and stable government. In other words, 8 million Israelis could count on a greater gross domestic product, less internal violence and more innovation than, say, nearby Egypt, a mess with 10 times more people that Israel and nearly 50 times more land.

Third, Israel counted on Western moral support from America and Europe, as well as military support from the United States.

Israel's stronger allies have often come to the defense of its democratic principles and pointed out that the world applies an unfair standard to Israel, largely out of envy of its success, anti-Semitism, fear of terrorism and fondness of oil exporters.

Why, for example, does the United Nations focus so much attention on Palestinians who fled Israel nearly 70 years ago but ignore Muslims who were forced out of India, or Jews who were ethnically cleansed from the cities of the Middle East? Why doesn't the world worry that Nicosia is a more divided city than Jerusalem, or that Turkey occupies northern Cyprus, or that China occupies Tibet?
Iran Targets Netanyahu’s Sons
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Yair and Avner Netanyahu are the latest targets of the Iranian regime.

But Obama threatens to veto any sanctions against the world’s number one state sponsor of terror.
“In Call for Revenge, Iran Targets Netanyahu’s Sons,” Breaking Israeli News, January 28, 2015
Yair and Avner Netanyahu are the latest targets of the Iranian regime.
A website affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) has painted a proverbial target on the backs of the sons of the current and former prime ministers of Israel.
The threat came in response to an alleged IAF airstrike last week in Syria in which 12 Hezbollah and Iranian operatives, including an Iranian general, were killed.
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WHITE HOUSE SpokesIdiot says: “The Taliban is NOT a terrorist organization” 
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Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz responded to a question about whether Jordan’s plan to make a prisoner trade with ISIS was similar to the U.S. swapping five Taliban members for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. First, Schultz said that the U.S. doesn’t negotiate with terrorists. Then he said, “I don’t think that the Taliban is a terrorist organization…it is an armed insurgency.”


FOX News  “It slits throats, it attacks buses, it drives car bombs into markets, it slaughters hundreds of schoolchildren, and it’s not a terrorist group? Look, you can’t parody this administration,” Charles Krauthammer said this evening on “Special Report.” This comes at the same time as Al Jazeera English’s directives not to use words like terrorist, extremist, Islamist or jihad.

 

See Krauthammer video here: http://www.barenakedislam.com/2015/01/29/white-house-spokesidiot-says-the-taliban-is-not-a-terrorist-organization/#respond

 

Obamacare Fiasco Will Cost $50,000 Per Person

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President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation was sold to the American people as a way to shield the 30 million Americans without health insurance from disaster. It would cost $900 billion over ten years, and it would not add a single dime to the deficit. It would strengthen the economy, protect America’s most vulnerable, and provide a shining highway to a bold new future.
Of course, we all knew it was BS from the start. Those who didn’t know found out when the architect of the law – Jonathan Gruber – was exposed admitting as much to his liberal colleagues. And those that didn’t even believe it then are finding out now. The Congressional Budget Office has released their report on the law’s estimated budget for the next decade, and they’ve found some discrepancies between the truth and the promises. In other words, the report has exposed the lies. Again.
According to the CBO, it will cost the United States $50,000 for every single person who signs up for insurance under Obamacare. That’s real taxpayer money, and it translates to about $1.35 trillion over the next ten years. For the mathematically-challenged, that’s about $135 billion more than Obama promised. What’s even more insidious is that the CBO projects that 30 million Americans will still be uninsured by the end of the projected time period.
To pay for it, in part, will be more than $600 billion in new taxes, fees, and penalties attached to the law. That this still leaves a shortfall of several hundred billion dollars is a matter the administration would prefer not to address. And if the medical device tax is overturned, the shortfall will be even more substantial. What does that do to the national debt? What does that do to the financial stability of the United States?
When you combine the law’s expansion of Medicaid with its subsidies for low-earning Americans, the total cost rises to nearly $2 trillion. Of course, this figure is shockingly distant from the $900 billion Obama originally promised. His lie of omission was made possible by the graduated implementation of the law. When he made his promise in 2010, looking forward ten years, he was able to include a four-year period where Obamacare would only be partially unveiled. The big spending didn’t start until last year. Deception and lies, just as Gruber admitted.
The really frightening thing is that all of these estimates are based on a best-case-scenario. They do not include the economic effects that the employer mandate could have on the country. They do not include the disastrous effects of Obama’s illegal immigration action, which could encourage employers to choose immigrants over citizens because they would be exempt from the insurance mandate.
Republicans need to focus on an alternative to Obamacare that can rally Americans against this despicable waste of money. Repeal efforts will be in vain if there is not a sensible plan put forth. We need that plan right now, before we go so far down the Obamacare path that voters forget how awful it really is.
- See more at: http://www.fixthisnation.com/conservative-breaking-news/obamacare-fiasco-will-cost-50000-per-person/#sthash.5aoB0v6F.dpuf