In a new report, ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan reiterates his thesis that the U.S. economy is in a recession.
The rising stock market are a false sense of a growing economy when you consider the Feds have been manipulatin the interest rate to keep stocks high and more people buying stocks over bonds. However, I hear more people will go back to buying bonds as the economy stagnates and inflation starts to rise. Don't expect the stocks to continue to rise when it is being manipulated by the federal government.
To mark the ten and a half hour mark of the filibuster the following tweet was read into the senate record: "@SenRandPaul I'm a grandma who just learned…
Good for her, hopefully this inspires more people who don't know what is going on in DC to educate themselves and get involved in social media and politically to make their voices heard. The current administration hasn't been listening.
A new credit card from Bank of America (BAC) will offer cash rewards up to $120 a year to cardholders who pay off more than the minimum balance every month.
Hmm...this sounds reasonable...would you use their card for this reason?? I sometimes wish we didn't become a society dependent on credit cards...my dad never did and never owned one. He always paid cash and only bought what we could afford. I wish it was as easy to live by those means now, but the cost of living keeps going up making it nearly impossible for most to live within their means....and to top it off we have a leadership in the US that wrecklessly spends money and increasing the debt, making it appear to young people that the government will take care of them if they can't take care of themselves.
U.S. News & World Report Franklin Graham: Obama Should Listen to Dennis Rodman, Call Kim Jong Un U.S.
I don't think becoming BFF with tyrants who starve their people and imprison them for free speech and disagreeing with their 'leader' deserves any kind of recognition. They should be denounced, condemned and anyone who befriends such inhumane people should be considered traitors to the US, and Rodman's visit should be considered interfering in US foreign policy and be punishable by the law.
Just when you thought the #filiblizzard couldn’t get any better: Rubio…joins in. And he starts with a water joke.— DrewM (@DrewMTips) March 06, 2013 Heh… @marcorubio tells Rand Paul to have water nearby.
On Monday, Bette Midler tweeted that she was losing hope that a ban on assault rifles would make its way through the “cowards” in the Senate. It seems the NRA is responsible for the Senate’s inaction, and lives are at stake.
Has she disarmed her security yet?? Until celebrities and liberals in Congress, including Obama do away with armed security and protection they have no righ to deny US citizens their right to self protection and defense!
The Obama White House is resigned to losing up to $36 billion worth of military hardware when it pulls out of Afghanistan.
The Obama White House is cutting $65 billion in the sequester, but it could easily leave or torch 750,000 pieces of major military hardware — worth $36 billion — in Afghanistan after U.S. troops pull out by the end of next year.
Here are the options, according to Face the Facts USA of the George Washington University: Leave the equipment — or destroy it — in Afghanistan; move it to other U.S. military outposts; or transfer it to another U.S. agency or to another country.
The estimated cost for the latter two options: $5.7 billion.
The equipment includes trucks, aircraft, and armored vehicles — most of which are controlled by the Army.
Because the Afghanistan terrain is mountainous and landlocked, transport would be difficult. But leaving it behind intact could put the equipment in the wrong hands.
So, is it best to torch $36 billion in U.S. military assets?
This is outrageous...if we are going to go to war in other countries, the least we can do is bring our military and our equipment back, otherwise it could end up in the hands of the wrong people and will cost us in the long run because it will need to be replaced!!
This is wasteful to let this equipment be destroyed or left behind!
Paul has a long way to go before he breaks any records in the world's greatest deliberative body. The five longest filibusters, per Senate records:
Strom Thurmond — 24 hours, 18 minutes: At the time, the South Carolina senator was a Democrat, who was railing against the Civil Rights Act of 1957. To fill the time, Thurmond read the election laws of all 48 states that were then part of the union.
Alfonse D'Amato — 23 hours, 30 minutes: In 1986, the New York Republican once known as "Senator Pothole" took to the floor to protest an amendment to a defense bill that would have blocked funding for a jet fighter built in his state.
Wayne Morse — 22 hours, 26 minutes: The Oregon Democrat's talkathon in 1953 was against a bill to give states control over oil leases.
Robert LaFollette — 18 hours, 23 minutes: The Wisconsin Republican in 1908 halted efforts on a bill to allow the U.S. Treasury to lend money to banks during fiscal crises.
William Proxmire — 16 hours, 12 minutes: In 1981, the Democrat from Wisconsin gave a fiery speech against raising the nation's debt limit.
Most were released in GOP states like Texas and Arizona! Is this a form of revenge by the Obama administration against Conservatives and states that have pushed back on amnesty and fought for more border security and enforcement of immigration laws??
Obama's DHS Plans To Release Another 3,000 Illegal Alien Inmates In March...Now Claims They Won't? http://sco.lt/7Z8jJp
Napolitano promises to release more illegals...But she knew nothing of the first 2000 released? Yeah right! http://sco.lt/6KJS0v
They don't care about national security, jobs for Americans or defense. They'd rather create havoc and fear in the people and outrage&intimidate the GOP into increasing taxes rather than reasonable spending cuts!! These are the actions of tyrants like Chavez in Venezuela did, and Saddadm Hussein did and other tyrants have done before they took dictatorial power.
It is treasonous what they are doing releasing these criminals into our country and defying the rule of law, our justice system and endangering our children and families!!
Incompetano and Obama should be impeached and tried for treason over this!
Still Want Open Borders? Dangerous TB Patient Nabbed on U.S. Border...Meanwhile LA Has A TB Epidemic http://sco.lt/6bgaiP
Instead of making sensible cuts, they give our money to foreign countries that burn our flag, to terrorist countries like Pakistan, Egypt, and Syria and now we are training the 'rebels'/terrorists in Syria, as well as giving them money. Kerry just offered $250M to Egypt, $60M to Syria and $70M to Gaza where Hamas controls the country and continues to attack Israel with rockets and throw rocks at innocent women and children! http://littlebytesnews.blogspot.com/2013/03/20-month-old-baby-stoned-in-israel.html
Then after whining about sequester cuts which will only reduce spending by 2% the TSA under DHS Incompetano went out and bought new uniforms the eve of the sequester:
Serrano: “Chavez Changed the Conversation In Latin America”
Washington, DC – March 5, 2013 –Congressman José E. Serrano today mourned the death of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
“President Chavez was a controversial leader. But at his core he was a man who came from very little and used his unique talents and gifts to try to lift up the people and the communities that reflected his impoverished roots. He believed that the government of the country should be used to empower the masses, not the few. He understood democracy and basic human desires for a dignified life. His legacy in his nation, and in the hemisphere, will be assured as the people he inspired continue to strive for a better life for the poor and downtrodden.”
What a delusional nutcase..no wonder DEMs support Obama. Obama is following the same path to socialism as Chavez did. He believed in redistribution of wealth as well and claimed to support the poor, but all he did was keep the poor down. He didn't empower them through socialism, he made them dependent on the government. That is not empowerment!
Uncovered - Obama's Pelosi II StrategyAccording to Congressional Democrats, strategists and others familiar with Obama's thinking, the President plans to offer such aggressively liberal solutions over the next two years that there is no w...
He wants to divide and weaken the GOP to the point they give into more taxes and then cause voters to become more divided and enraged that they lose the support of Conservatives and become apathetic while the DEMs seek to take back the House...could it happen? Or will Obamanomics, division and deceit finally awaken the sheeple to vote for anyone but the DEM party??
She's pretty bold and blunt...I might not have said it as harshly but then again Chavez did call GWBush the 'Devil' so perhaps she is only treating him with the same respect he gave GW Bush and America.
If a New York police officer thinks your skirt is too short and you happen to be carrying condoms, that's reportedly enough evidence to arrest you.
Is this another "nanny Bloomberg'' law or a Tyrant Cuomo decision?? Sounds insane to me...not that I think women should be carrying condoms around but why is it the governments business?? They aren't carrying guns...even though we have the right to bear arms in this country.
Rand Paul Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) didn't get the message about today being a snow day. The freshman Senator decided to use his free time this afternoon to launch a talking filibuster on the chamber's floor, holding up the ...
I have been more impressed with Rand Paul than I was his dad, however I am still disappointed in his vote for Chuck Hagel....his reasoning for voting with DEMs did NOT make any sense and makes you wonder where he really stands on Israel and if he has the same views as his dad when it comes to protecting and defending Israel's rights to exist.
I am glad he is filibustering Brennan's nomination but fear this is all grandstanding and Obama will still get his way when it comes down to it. :(
Economist and author John Lott Jr. makes a shocking claim in his new book, "At the Brink." According to Lott, President Barack Obama once told him that he doesn't believe Americans should have the right to own guns.
This is why so many oppose any gun control that comes from this administration because of statements like this and the history of gun control and where it has led in other countries. Yet they claim Conservatives are paranoid and that nobody is going to take their guns away...yeah sure.
The anticipation for Taco Bell’s new Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos has been building: I am going to tacobell to day to get that new taco— nick test (@nicktest2319) March 06, 2013 It seems Taco Bell has cool ranch tacos now hmmm #theregoesmydiet— ...
Whoa, whoa … hold up. Senators engaging in debate, sticking up for Constitutional principles and whatnot? Sen. No Budget Reid seems to be genuinely pissed that he has to do Senate work stuff today.
If liberals don't get behind Rand Paul on this issue then we know where their loyalties lie and it is not with the Constitution and the rights of the American people to life, liberty and privacy or the protections of those rights.
As Twitchy reported, many conservatives are feeling excited and reenergized by Sen. Rand Paul’s “filiblizzard” against John Brennan’s confirmation and the Obama Administration’s drone strike policy.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day....you would think all liberals would oppose the use of drones on US soil, especially when they DOJ Director couldn't even give a yes or no answer whether they could be used on US soil against Americans, denying them of their due process rights. Yet, libs had the nerve to hate and criticize George Bush and his admin for using waterboarding against terrorists, which led to the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden.
'Red route' repeal hostage to politics? WRAL.com A fix that would allow N.C. Highway 540 to move forward is on shaky ground – and it's looking like the next victim of the political tension between House and Senate Republican leaders.
I don't know how necessary this improvement is but considering our debt some things are going to have to suffer, but I wish they would start with Obama's golf trips, Michelle's separate vactions, the salaries of the Senate and Obama administration and all the other waste and abuse in government programs and research.
Yesterday, the White House announced it would stop White House tours in response to sequestration.
Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas responded by offering an amendment to the pending continuing resolution that would prohibit federal dollars spent to cover the costs of President Obama’s golf games.Speaker John Boehner and the Republican Leaders ruled that Congressman Gohmert’s amendment was not relevant to the continuing resolution and threw it out.Today, House conservatives will join with their Republican colleagues to vote on what is called a “closed rule.” This is a vote that will allow Republican leaders to bring to the floor of the House of Representatives the continuing resolution without having to deal with Congressman Gohmert’s amendment.It will also prevent Republicans from being able to defund Obamacare.Today, House Republicans will vote on a rule in the House of Representatives that, once approved, will allow the continuing resolution to pass while enabling and funding Obamacare.House Conservatives will make it happen. In fact, House Conservatives who vote for the rule are voting to fund Obamcare. Passing the rule then conveniently voting against the actual continuing resolution cannot be given a pass.
I agree with +Erick Erickson at Red State on this issue. The GOP establishment are going against principles and going to allow Obamacare to continue while also allowing Obama to fund his golf games while cutting defense and endangering national security. It may seem petty to defund his golf games, but it was petty of Obama to stop White House tours,especially when they are done by volunteers.
The GOP needs to stand up for what they claim to stand against...Obamacare and spending! The establishment GOP are giving into Obamacare by allowing this "closed rule'' and continued spending by not including Gohmer's amendment in the continuing resolution. This sets a precedent for the DEMs to continue spending while making the GOP look weak because it also prevents them from defunding Obamacare.
These members voted against continuing Obamacare and Obama's golf funding:
Sixteen Republicans voted against the rule on the continuing resolution. Sixteen.
The ten members of the Conservative Fight Club are:
They are now the gold standard for conservatives in the House. They replace men like Jim Jordan and Tom Graves. Matt Salmon, who has been urging conservatives to vote down rules, is rapidly becoming a conservative leader in Congress. Though he did not vote against John Boehner, history shows he helped lead the movement to oust Newt Gingrich back in the day.
He’s finding his footing again and it is a very good thing.
The other congressmen who stood with the Fight Club are:
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday to prevent a U.S. government shutdown on March 27 and blunt the impact of newly imposed spending cuts on the Defense Department.
The 267-151 vote sent the measure to the Senate, where Democrats hope to give additional Cabinet agencies similar flexibility in implementing their shares of the $85 billion in economic recovery-threatening spending cuts required to take effect by the end of the budget year on Sept. 30.
Republicans said the measure was essential to keep the government operating smoothly after current funding expires on March 27.
SO WHAT WENT wrong? Let's start by blaming an unlikely culprit: the middle class. Contrary to the modernization theories of Samuel Huntington, Seymour Martin Lipset, and most Western world leaders, who have long argued that the growth of the middle class in developing countries is a boon to democratization, it hasn't worked out that way.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back - By Joshua KurlantzickOver the past two years, the world's attention has been captured by previously unimaginable -- even rapturous -- changes throughout parts of the Arab world, Africa, and Asia, where political openings ...
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