Archive for the ‘Federal’ Category
The Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee (RWGM) cordially invite you to our Annual Meeting and Christmas Brunch. Our featured speaker this year is Charlie Sykes — host of the radio show “Midday with Charlie Sykes” and the television show “Sunday Insight”. Charlie will provide a retrospective and review of the November 2014 Elections, and a look to the future of politics in Wisconsin. Your $25 ticket includes a brunch buffet and the opportunity to hear from Charlie.
Klemmer’s Banquet Center, 10401 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Agenda: 10:00 AM Registration + Silent Auction Begins
10:30 AM Annual Meeting + Brunch & Program featuring Charlie Sykes Beginning Immediately Afterwards
Silent Auction: As is our tradition, RWGM will host a Silent Auction with some exciting items and experiences that you won’t want to miss. Only cash or personal checks accepted.
Book Drive: This year, we are hosting a book drive to benefit St. Anthony Elementary School Campuses in Milwaukee. Please bring a new or slightly used book, suitable for a Kindergartener through 4th Grade student. Thank you!
Questions? Comments? Liz Burke, Event Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 414-482-1573
Visit us online at www.wifrw.org/greater-milwaukee.html
You may RSVP online at http://2014rwgmchristmasbrunchannualmeeting.eventbrite.com
Between the recent “deal” with China, reports of Obama taking climate action via executive fiat, and the debate over keystone, global warming has been over the mainstream media recently. But instead of debating whether or not the global warming hypotheses is a valid threat to the Earth, the media starts with the premise that the theory is real and anybody who contests global warming is the equivalent of people who don’t believe the holocaust actually happened, they are called deniers.
The “LA Times” refuses to print letters that disagree with global warming, CNN openly mocks them on air, the NY Times ran a cartoon suggesting climate change skeptics should be stabbed to death, and MSNBC and CBS only interview climate change believers on their programs.
Read more by Jeff Dunetz at HotAir.com
–SNIP– But if you are an anti-tax conservative who sincerely believes that you have to cut spending and not “feed the beast” with more revenues, then one approach on spending cuts for the super committee to consider is the simple and creative “Penny Plan” introduced by Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla.
Mr. Mack’s bill, H.R. 1848, would cut one penny out of every dollar actually spent by the federal government from year to year for the next six years, from FY 2012-FY 2017.
Beginning in FY 2018, there would be a budget cap of 18 percent of GDP (the average federal revenue as a percentage of GDP over the past 30 years). And by FY 2019, America would finally have a balanced budget — that is, assuming revenues naturally increase from the current 14.8 percent of GDP to 18 percent of GDP by 2019, after which the budget would be in surplus.
There is an automatic spending cut “trigger” under Mack’s plan — one he came up with well before the trigger used in the recently passed national debt ceiling bill.
If Congress failed to enact a budget implementing the 1 percent actual spending cut required under Mack’s measure, then there would be automatic, across-the-board actual cuts in all federal programs to meet the 1 percent reduction, and that means all: in defense, Social Security, Medicare, Food Stamps, defense, and national security spending. Everything.
Read more by Lanny Davis at NewsMax.com
It’s really simple when attempting to judge whether or not Loretta Lynch is appropriate for the Attorney General position.
You simply have to ask here the following Yes or No questions on whether, given the publicly-available evidence, she would refer and take each of these cases to a Grand Jury:
- Fast -n- Furious. (Gun running, obstruction of justice, money laundering and criminal conspiracy for starters.)
- IRS Targeting, most-specifically the apparent intentional obstruction of discovery (that’s obstruction of justice, among other things.)
- The apparent and intentional law-breaking at The Fed, evidenced by Bernanke’s use of pseudonyms during his bailout discussions and the clear warning by a Fed counsel member that what he was doing was probably illegal.
- The apparent and intentional law-breaking by virtually all major US banks during that same time period.
- The apparent and intentional law-breaking by HFT traders from roughly that time period to today, inclusive.
Read more by Karl Denninger at market-ticker.org
He isn’t the great communicator, but his record, abilities, and the opponent’s situation mimic the 1980 race.
The “elephant in the room,” now that Scott Walker has won a remarkable third election as governor of Wisconsin in only four years, is the presidential election in 2016. Well before the 2014 midterms, speculation was rife about Walker’s possible presidential ambitions, and his several trips to neighboring Iowa did nothing to quell it. It is widely assumed that Walker’s possible presidential ambitions are a major reason the national Democratic Party and its various third-party interest groups expended enormous resources in the unsuccessful attempts to defeat him.
There are many reasons for the Democrats to be terrified of a possible Walker candidacy for president. Most of those reasons can be summarized with two words: “Ronald Reagan.”
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
We know from the Bret Baier interview with Hillary Clinton that she was physically located at her 7th floor office in Washington DC on the night of the attack. Unfortunately we also know during the November 2012 Thanksgiving holiday a mysterious fire took place in that building. Well, actually directly above her exact office - cause undetermined.
A “fire” which preceded an unfortunate slip and fall for the Secretary, resulting in a concussion, which led to the discovery of a blood clot, that ultimately delayed her congressional testimony before a Senate Hearing into the events of the night in question.
We know the Libyan uprising began on February 10th of 2011, and we also know that sometime around the end of February 2011 President Obama signed a presidential directive authorizing the State Dept and CIA to begin a covert operation to arm the Libyan “rebels”.
Ebola be Gone!
At the urging of the Obama Administration, the Associated Press and other news outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed.
The administration and liberal activists were upset with coverage in the run-up to the midterm elections.
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) November 5, 2014
Who said political hack Ron Klain was not a good pick for Ebola czar?
Read more at TheGatewayPundit.com
I’ve already written about the despicable practice of “civil forfeiture,” which allows governments to confiscate the property of innocent people who have not been convicted of any crime.
Now the Institute for Justice has a video that should outrage any decent person.
It’s examples of government thuggery like this that make me a libertarian. You should be one as well.
Read more by Daniel J. Mitchell at Townhall.com
Do you all realize what a major deal it is that liberal comics are now openly ridiculing President Obama — and not just for his mannerisms and the like but based on his abject policy failures?
In his first few years and beyond, liberal funnymen sometimes complained that Obama was so flawless that he didn’t provide them any material. Of course, we knew at the time that this otherworldly caricature of Obama was wholly mythical, but it was nonetheless very real in the eyes of its liberal beholders. They regarded him with a quasi-idolatrous zeal — almost as though it would be sacrilegious to criticize, much less mock, him.
But on “Saturday Night Live,” among other shows, the comics have grown increasingly derisive.
Read more by David Limbaugh at Townhall.com
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President Barack Obama’s administration has decided to let the surrogate birth industry sell U.S. citizenship — and access to the U.S. welfare system — to foreign parents who never even set foot in the United States.
The fertility clinics will be able to pocket the profits, after granting access to American education, health, welfare and retirement services to the foreign children and the foreign parents.
–SNIP– The change means that a woman who is a U.S. citizen can be hired by a reproductive medical clinic to become pregnant overseas and to give birth in China, Saudi Arabia, or anywhere else, and then effectively hand a U.S. passport to the baby.
That’s a huge benefit to the child, because it makes him or her a U.S. citizen, even if he or she never breathes American air, or lives among Americans, knows English or shares any American cultural norms or ideas with their natural-born American citizens.
It is also a huge benefit for the parents, because they too can get citizenship once their child becomes an adult. That citizenship allows them — and their other children — to move to the United States in time for them to access Obamacare or Medicare benefits in their retirement.
Read more by Neil Munro at DailyCaller.com
Former coworkers claim Mary Burke was fired — by her own brother — for terrible performance, and that she has since lied about the firing and her sales record.
Following an event during which some African American attendees walked out on a Barack Obama speech intended to galvanize them into voting for Mary Burke, the Wisconsin Reporter claims that a pivotal event from Burke’s career has been falsely described by her during the campaign to cover up an embarrassment.
The article also claims that Burke included falsified information related to her job performance on her resume, a resume which she submitted before she was appointed as Wisconsin’s commerce secretary.
Burke has claimed that, after two years heading Trek Bicycle’s European operations during which sales figures rose substantially, she was “burnt out” and left for a several month “snowboarding tour.” Now, several former Trek executives claim that the story is entirely false.
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward recently went on the record with RebelPundit to deliver a message to black communities across the country.