Sunday, June 17, 2012

Obama violates principles on which this American government was founded

Obama continues to break the law
Barack Obama, a man who was elected, among other things, on the oft-repeated promise of “open and accountable government”, I would simply ask that you judge this president by his repeated actions. Barack Obama sidesteps the law every time the occasion to do so presents itself. He has openly stated he intends to govern “without Congress” a clear and dangerous violation of the foundational principles on which this American government was founded upon.

The President tried to turn the election issue from the economy to immigration.  Alright, lets see....
The economy is still going down the tubes but with immigration comes border issues and
Operation Fast and Furious.

Department of Defense
INSTRUCTION Number 5525.08

January 3, 2007

SUBJECT: Service by Members of the Armed Forces on State and Local Juries

(a) DoD Directive 5525.8, subject as above, June 13, 1988 (hereby canceled)
(b) Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense memorandum, “DoD Directives Review –
Phase II,” July 13, 2005
(c) DoD Directive 5124.02, “Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and
Readiness (USD(P&R)),” October 17, 2006
(d) Section 982 of title 10, United States Code
This path to citizenship for immigrants has been on the books for many years. 
So, Obama can not take credit for it.  However, going around the back on congress is something he can take credit for.
June 17, 2012
U.S. economy downshifts to lower gear
Raft of indicators weaken, more of same expected this week


By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. economy has clearly slowed. What’s far less clear is
Direct quote from Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican Party after viewing the jobs market report for the month of May 2012: “President Obama is working hard to keep his job. It’s just a shame he’s not working as hard to ensure unemployed Americans can find jobs for themselves.” how long the soft patch will last — or whether it turns into a quagmire.
The negative signals are everywhere, most recently in the latest downbeat figures on retail spending, manufacturing production and consumer confidence. See charts of most recent economic data.
This week’s light batch of data surely won’t reverse the trend.
Investors will mainly focus on the ongoing crisis in Europe and the reaction of the Federal Reserve when the central bank meets on Wednesday. There’s a growing sense among economists the Fed will take additional steps to try to boost growth, a notion that most viewed as unlikely just a few weeks ago.
MarketWatch consensus
date report Consensus previous
June 18 Home builders' index 28 29
June 19 Housing starts 722,000 717,000
June 21 Weekly jobless claims 384,000 386,000
June 21 Philly Fed 0.0 -5.8
June 21 Existing home sales 4.60 mln 4.62 mln
June 21 Leading indicators 0.1% -0.1%
The GOP Chair also credited Obama’s “weak leadership.Instead of pursuing policies that would help job creators put Americans back to work, he’s burdened them with ObamaCare, regulations, and continued threats of higher taxes, quoting former Alabama Democratic Congressman and 2008 Obama National Co-Chair Artur Davis, who this week left the Democrat Party: “I have regularly criticized an agenda that would punish businesses and job creators with more taxes just as they are trying to thrive again.”
The Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s survey of regional manufacturing executives could also be telling. In a big surprise, the index plunged last month to herald the slowdown in manufacturing.
Another decline would confirm that U.S. manufacturers are struggling to cope with a global economic downturn that’s hurting American exports.
 By Jerry McConnell Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Direct quote from Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican Party after viewing the jobs market report for the month of May 2012: “President Obama is working hard to keep his job. It’s just a shame he’s not working as hard to ensure unemployed Americans can find jobs for themselves.”

This stunning truth was a result of “Market Watch” report of June 01, 2012, by Jeffry Bartash, where it was reported that the woefully weak U.S. economy generated a measly 69,000 jobs in May, 2012, “the fewest number of new jobs in a year” and making it even more miserable was the unwanted accompanying news that the “unemployment rate moved up to 8.2% from 8.1% - the first increase in 11 months.”
Making matters more uncomfortable for Barack Obama, the great ‘promiser’ of a strong recovery, was the timing just FIVE short months from the November 2012 national elections mixing with unfavorable comments from notable members of his own Democratic political party.
GOP Chair Priebus said in his interview on June 01, 2012, that former President Bill Clinton was heaping praise on Obama opponent Mitt Romney for his sterling career while in the private sector and on the following morning, Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip, echoed that sentiment, underscoring the importance of the private sector in growing our economy.
Priebus also commented that “President Obama has failed to live up to the promise of his candidacy. In 2009, he and his team promised an unemployment rate below 6 percent by 2012. We’re far from it.”
Mr. Priebus reminds us “Not only has President Obama presided over a devastating economy, but he also refuses to hold himself accountable for it. In 2009, however, he was singing a different tune. If he didn’t have the economy fixed “in three years,” he promised, his presidency would be a “one-term proposition.”
Now don’t you think that an offer such as that from a person who would have us believe in his messianic makeup, should be accepted after failure to even come close to being successful in his promise? But, how many out there actually believed those pledging promises as opposed to the number who dismissed his asserted vows as ‘just more lies’ from a colossal prevaricator?
Obama’s lack of leadership qualities are nearly equal to his propensity for lying instead of facing realities. Since his very first major attempt to exercise his presidential authorities by foisting the monumental and gigantic nearly trillion dollar bailout bill to answer the growing specter of unemployment which ultimately also failed, he has floundered in shallow waters and attempted to place the blame on everybody and everything but the real culprit - HIMSELF.
The most recent failure to bolster the employed ranks with the paltry gain of 69,000 jobs in tandem with another increase in the unemployment rate gave rise to falling stocks with Dow Jones industrial average falling more than 250 points. This sort of information is to the public like pouring more water on the sinking Titanic. economists had forecast an increase of 165,000 new jobs and the jobless rate to hold steady at 8.1 percent. This latest information took a toll on investors who were already concerned with Europe’s dismal money woes and its effects on our own money markets.
The May 2012 disaster in jobs numbers will most certainly dampen and discourage hopes for a significant uptick in new jobs in the coming months, casting a pall over Democrat hopes for a successful national election campaign. MarketWatch had most economists believing the U. S. was on track to add up to 200,000 jobs a month just to keep up with population growth, but they have also stated that “at least a 250,000 jobs increase for several years would be required to bring employment back to pre-recession levels.”

April 2, 2009 knowledge of gun program

The rest of the natinal media needs to follow the lead of and focus on what has happened along the border with Mexico.
There has been some coverage and it probably would not have come to light except for CBS News’s initial reporting, but the scandal — and it is a scandal — has mostly flown under the radar.

In fact, the whole war on our Southern border, the kidnappings and killings spilling over into our country, etc. really have not made major, sustained national news.
Katie Pavlich’s book, comes in at 194 pages of text, then copious end notes and indexing, provides all the background you need to know to understand what happened and what is and is not being done.
Here’s the thing — a lot of conservative activists are focused on the scandal, but many have their facts jumbled, which makes it even harder to explain just how terrible a situation it is. Katie focuses on the facts, explains what happened, and has really produced a good primer on the subject for anyone in the press or activist community who wants to understand the extent of Operation Fast and Furious.

43 weapons in Phoenix traffic stop linked to ATF strategy
PHOENIX - The ABC15 Investigators have linked an additional 43 weapons recovered during a Phoenix traffic stop to the controversial Fast and Furious ATF case.
According to court paperwork, Phoenix Drug Enforcement Administration agents discovered the guns in mid-April. They pulled over a vehicle near 83rd Avenue and Interstate 10, near the Phoenix and Tolleson border.
Documents filed in federal court reveal five suspects named in the case are accused of conspiring to possess and distribute “500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine…”
Four of the suspects are listed as undocumented immigrants. The fifth suspect had been admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa, according to court documents.
Posted: 09/08/2011
PHOENIX - The ABC15 Investigators have learned a weapon connected to the controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Fast and Furious case was found at the scene of a 2010 violent crime in Maricopa, AZ.
Bart Graves, a spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, confirms officers found two weapons, an AK-47 and a Beretta pistol, inside a stolen truck in March 2010 after a driver trying to evade members of the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force slammed the stolen vehicle into two DPS vehicles.
The AK-47 is linked to the Fast and Furious case, according to the ATF.
Last week, the Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich said three weapons linked to the Fast and Furious case were used in violent crimes in the United States.
Two of the weapons turned up at the Arizona murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
As part of the Fast and Furious case, Phoenix ATF agents recently testified that they knowingly allowed weapons to slip into the hands of straw buyers who would then distribute the weapons to known criminals.
Police arrested the driver of the stolen truck where the AK-47 was found, Angel Hernandez Diaz, on March 4, 2010.
According to court paperwork , he’s accused of and charged with multiple crimes, including unlawful flight from a pursuing law enforcement vehicle, aggravated assault on an officer with a dangerous instrument or deadly weapon, theft of means of transportation, and misconduct involving a weapon.
Posted: 03/30/2012
PHOENIX - The special state committee, created in January to investigate the controversial ATF Fast and Furious case, will not meet its March 30, 2012 deadline to provide its findings about the controversial case to the governor.
According to Rey Torres, the Director of Communications for the Arizona House of Representatives, the Ad Hoc Committee on Operation Fast and Furious has not yet held a meeting and currently has no meeting scheduled.
The group was formed to investigate the factual background of the flawed Fast and Furious case , in which ATF agents admitted to allowing straw buyers to obtain weapons and distribute them to known criminals .
Torres said it is unlikely that a meeting will be scheduled before the legislative session is finished sometime next month.
According to Rep. David Burnell Smith, the committee chairman, the group will aim for June 2012 as a new target date for delivering a report to the governor.
The ABC15 Investigators have obtained a police report, audio recordings, and photographs of a weapon linked to the Fast and Furious case after it turned up at a crime scene in Maricopa, AZ in March 2010 .
According to an Arizona Department of Public Safety police report, members of a special vehicle theft task force were attempting to pull over a truck that had been stolen from Avondale when the driver fled and then pointed a handgun at an officer.
According to the police report, the driver, Angel Hernandez-Diaz, also had an AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifle in his possession during the vehicle chase.
The AK-47, according to the ATF, is linked to the Fast and Furious case.
 Today’s Washington Post, reports that Attorney General Holder has rejected the legal opinion of the Department’s Office of Legal Counsel that the so-called D.C. voting-rights bill pending in Congress is unconstitutional. According to the article, the new OLC — led by deputies (including very liberal legal academics) selected and appointed by the Obama administration — reached the same conclusion that OLC had reached under the Bush administration two years ago: The bill is unconstitutional. But dissatisfied with this answer, Holder turned to the Solicitor General’s office to ask it the very different question whether it “could defend the legislation if it were challenged after its enactment.”
I’m glad to see Obama is focused on the most important issues of the day.

Holder wasn’t asking the SG’s office for its best view on whether or not the bill was constitutional (a role that belongs to OLC, not to the SG). He was asking it merely whether the position that the bill is constitutional is so beyond the pale, so beyond plausible defense, so legally frivolous, that the SG’s office, under its traditional commitment to defend any Act of Congress for which any reasonable defense can be offered, wouldn’t be able to defend it in court. And based on the virtually meaningless answer from the SG’s office that it could defend the legislation, Holder overrode the OLC opinion.
At his confirmation hearing, Holder promised not to politicize DOJ’s legal positions. As the Post’s article reports:
We don’t change OLC opinions simply because a new administration takes over,” he said. “The review that we would conduct would be a substantive one and reflect the best opinions of probably the best lawyers in the department as to where the law would be, what their opinions should be. It will not be a political process, it will be one based solely on our interpretation of the law.
From today’s Post story, it appears that on the D.C. voting-rights bill Holder has ignored the “best opinions of probably the best lawyers in the department as to where the law would be, what their opinions should be” and has imposed a “political process” designed to advance his, and the Obama administration’s, policy position in favor of giving D.C. a vote in the House of Representatives.

Taxpayers get the bill for ‘free’ gov’t cell phones
Between 2008 and 2011, the budget appropriated for the nation’s food stamps program more than doubled — from $35 billion to $75 billion. But providing food for the poor is only part of the federal government’s efforts to help those less fortunate.
A taxpayer-funded program called Lifeline also provides free phones and minutes to anyone receiving food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Head Start and several other government programs. This “phone stamps” program reportedly costs taxpayers $2.1 billion each year. And without major reforms, the FCC predicts the cost of Lifeline will reach $3.3 billion by 2014.
Breitbart’s John Sexton rightly wonders why American consumers are providing free cell phones to 10 million people in the first place:
As you can see in this video report from a Chicago ABC affiliate, some people signing up for these free phones are doing so to replace cell phones they already have (and have to pay for). If the goal is really to connect individuals to essential services such as fire and police, FCC rules already mandate that carriers transmit those calls along with detailed location information regardless of whether an individual has service with a carrier or not. Given our debt and our deficits, it is time to consider hanging up on this booming, fraud-ridden Lifeline to taxpayer’s wallets.

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