some Amtrak employees claimed that they worked more than 40 hours/day.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Although it was very delightful for the terrorist who tried to attack a French train to be stopped in time, more effort should be dedicated at preventing such defense from being necessary in the first place. The element of luck in the whole episode can hardly be overstated. If the right people were not at the right place at the right time, the terrorist's plan for a massacre would have succeeded. Luck cannot be part of any plan, much less one for public security.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The Obama regime allowed 2.5 million illegals to flood into the country. It's quite simple to cancel all the citizenships granted to parents of "anchor babies". By definition, their parents did not possess citizenship when their baby was born. Therefore, the government should cancel the citizenships of anyone who became a citizen after the birth of their child.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Obama regime spent $3.3 billion on upgrading facilities for the Veterans Affairs Dept. as veterans died waiting for health care. In Britain, land of the National Health Disservice, waiting time is at the worst level in 10 years.
The Canadian House of Commons voted 142-129 to endorse air strikes against the Daesh. Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mi. long wall across its Iraqi border to prevent terrorist infiltrations. The Daesh has been using chemical weapons in Iraq. The Jordanian government is furious at the Obama regime's leak of anti-terrorism training camps located in their territory. In light of such incompetence from the Obama regime, it is no wonder that survey suggests that 64% of Americans believe that the Daesh are winning against Obama.
The WTO upheld a complaint by Canada and Mexico that legislation "requir[ing] retailers to label meat with the country where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered -- discriminate against imported livestock." In response, The House of Representatives voted 300-131 to "repeal labeling requirements on poultry, beef, pork and other meat products that since 2009 told consumers where the animals were raised and slaughtered." Finally, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D. Ohio) held up Obama's nominee for the position of deputy U.S. trade representative in response to the Obama regime's decision to block access to the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
Obama is extending his amnesty to cover illegals already in prison. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve reported that teen employment dropped by 20% since the late 1980s in part due to immigration.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The government watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs reported Monday that it was able to substantiate claims that the VA's Los Angeles office was sending mail from veterans to the shredder.Meanwhile in Britain, land of the death panels, the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan murdered a 70-year-old woman by first starving her and causing her to die of pneumonia and then lied about her having cancer.
The Obama regime is taking on characteristics of Saddam Hussein's Information Minister as they claimed that the Obama regime succeeded in Yemen as the country's president fled the country. The ISIS (henceforth Daesh) burned 8,000 rare books at Mosul, Iraq and set up a base in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, European countries continue to fund terrorism.
The Obama regime paid about $524,000 million to 18 violent sexual offenders. The federal government also made $20.2 million in Social Security payments to 130 suspected Nazis. 46-year-old man from Obama's home town of Chicago stole almost $1 million in food stamp payments. 21.3% of Americans receive welfare payments. Many reasonably well-off families are receiving housing assistance.
The Obama regime significantly weakened immigration enforcement. In related news, 276 cities that provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants released more than 8,000 illegals who committed other crimes.
Monday, August 24, 2015
To avoid the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “Cadillac tax” on rich benefit plans, companies are adding surcharges of $100 a month or more to wives and husbands of workers, hoping spouses will seek coverage elsewhere....Meanwhile in Britain, land of No Health Service (NHS), a 17-month-old baby who could have been blinded was denied help by the NHS. However, thanks to an US charity, he was successfully treated in the US.
The inspector general of the Dept. of Agriculture reported that departmental employees spent $192.2 million at "bowling alleys, barbershops, and amusement parks...." There are numerous fraudulent filings for assistance after Hurricane Sandy to take advantage of the government's disaster relief.
Employees at the Obama administration’s Department of Labor look at porn on the job and lie about how many hours they work while the department gives out hundreds of millions of dollars in stimulus money to groups that can’t manage their finances.Overall, the Government Accountability Office reported that wasted at least $125 billion last year. Raising the minimum wage will only encourage more business to dismiss people and replace them with robots.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Survey suggests that 68% of the population believe Obama has no strategy of dealing with the ISIS (henceforth Daesh). They're wrong, of course. Obama does have a strategy and it's about carrying out Osama bin Laden's vision. Bahrain dispatched warplanes to combat the Daesh. At least 10 former French soldiers have defected to join the Daesh. On the other hand, some Westerners joined the Kurds combating the Daesh.
The Dept. of Agriculture spent almost $150,000 on "mindful eating intervention" on 3rd graders in California. The Dept. of Energy spent more than $21 million on a series of conferences that included "[c]ruise-boat dinners, Super Bowl parties and golf tournaments...."
A senior National Weather Service official helped write the job description and set the salary for his own post-retirement consulting post– then came back to the office doing the same job with a $43,200 raise, the agency’s watchdog found.A new study from the Dept. of Agriculture discovered that "Americans receiving food stamps are more likely to be overweight and obese than those who do not receive assistance."
The nation's premier federal program that provides work for people who are severely disabled is mired in widespread corruption, financial fraud and violations of the law, numerous sources tell CNN. And instead of helping the severely disabled find work, the taxpayer-funded agency is at times allowing jobs to be taken away from the disabled....
The Venezuelan currency bolivar sank past 1 dollar for 600 bolivars, a catastrophic decline from an exchange rate of 1 to 73 just a year ago. The government is now nationalizing food supply. Mass starvation cannot be far away.
Most of the illegal immigrant criminals Homeland Security officials released from custody last year were discretionary, meaning the department could have kept them in detention but chose instead to let them onto the streets as their deportation cases moved through the system, according to new numbers from Congress.
Some of those released were the worst of the worst — more than 3,700 “Threat Level 1” criminals, who are deemed the top priority for deportation, were still released out into the community even as they waited for their immigration cases to be heard.Another illegal immigrant raped a woman in California and then murdered her.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Government health care in Canada is about wait times and unloading a large number of patients in the US. Government heath care in Scotland is about death panels. In Britain, land of the National Health Disservice (NHD), the NHD prescribed an anti-smoking spray that could cause acute poisoning and 20 people fell ill.
It's the kind of simple common sense that only liberals can't grasp. New study demonstrates that unemployment benefits keep the unemployment rate high whereas once the benefits run out, the unemployment rate beings to fall. Meanwhile, the Obama regime's new regulation to raise overtime pay will cost businesses $2.5 billion in compliance costs. The Obama regime handed out $317 million to the rich in the form of crop subsidies over the past 5 years. A federal court rightly ruled that the Bush Administration wrongly seized AIG during the financial downturn in 2008. Regrettably, the court did not award damages. Finally, I am pleased to note that the Senate endorsed the GOP's budget by 51-48.
Obama regime spewed forth a mountain of lies to release top Taliban leaders just to gain the return of the traitor Bowe Bergdahl. They even had the audacity to pretend that he served "with honor and distinction". The Government Accountability Office also reported that the Obama regime violated the law in exchanging for that traitor. I guess those traitors must stick together.
An illegal immigrant murdered a woman and her 3-year-old son and burned their bodies. The inspector general of the Dept. of Homeland Security reported that the Deputy Homeland Security Secretary "approve[d] immigration applications from well-connected wealthy foreigners, ignoring warnings from career officers who said the investor visas should be denied...."
Only Obama could have raised taxes and increased federal spending to paralyze the country's economic growth, initiated a premature withdrawal from Iraq and allowed the Daesh to gain control over a significant portion of that country, drawn an imaginary "red line" about Syria's use of chemical weapons only to back off from it, allowed Amb. Stevens and 3 others to be killed at Benghazi, stirred up racial hatred in the US,...etc.
The standard loadout for this plane includes eight AGM-84 Harpoon missiles, four AGM-142 Raptor missiles, 51 500-pound bombs, 30 1,000-pound bombs, 20 AGM-86C conventional air-launched cruise missiles (CALCM), 12 joint stand-off weapons (JSOW), 12 joint direct-attack munitions (JDAM), and 16 wind-corrected munitions dispensers (WCMD)....
Friday, August 21, 2015
The founder of the abortionist group Planned Parenthood wanted to use abortions to eradicate African-Americans. 25% of their clinics in Florida "performed procedures outside the scope of their licenses and one has not kept proper records on disposing fetal remains." In response to their atrocities, Arkansas and Alabama terminated their Medicaid funding. Finally, an 11-year-old rape victim gave birth in Paraguay. While no one will claim that is the ideal state of affairs, it's hard to see how the situation can be improved with an abortion.
The inspector general of the Dept. of Health and Human Services reported that Obama's scheme did not "effectively determine eligibility for coverage because Social Security numbers and citizenship status were not always verified properly...." In Britain, land of the National Health Disservice, report suggests that "[s]ome [hospital] wards are more than 95 per cent full - well over the 85 per cent considered safe – placing patients at far higher risk of infections and neglect."
[T]he U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 30,558 criminally-convicted illegal immigrants, with a total of 79,059 convictions altogether, in 2014.
Furthermore, the CIS report shows that among the 904,000 illegal immigrants who have ignored orders to leave the U.S., approximately 167,527 of these are convicted criminal immigrants.
Likewise, CIS’s April 2015 statistics indicate ICE has only arrested 11,983 at-large convicted criminal immigrants—despite the fact 168,000 criminal immigrants were identified.Illegal immigrant who murdered 3 people in North Carolina received amnesty from the Obama regime. Head of Maryland Prince George’s County NAACP condemned Obama's amnesty. Study by the Congressional Research Service suggests that mass immigration depresses wages whereas limited immigration allows wages to rise.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
In 1966, shortly after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty, 14.7% of Americans were poor, under the official definition of the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2013, 14.5% of Americans were poor.Remarkably enough, 5% of the working age population receive disability benefits.
The State Department is spending over $2 million on drapes for the U.S. Embassy and U.S. diplomatic residences in Moscow....The Congressional Budget Office reported that the "federal debt is set to rise from 74 percent of economic output today to 103 percent by 2040, driven by spending on government healthcare and retirement programs and interest payments on the debt."
I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making expiation for itself and wearing out.- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Caucasian-American filed suit claiming that his African-Americans co-workers discriminated against him and that he was fired because he exposed fraud and waste at his former place of employment. "African-American leader" exposed as Caucasian.
Nearly two dozen of the illegal immigrants picked up in a nationwide sweep for criminal aliens earlier this month had previously been approved for President Obama’s deportation amnesty....An illegal confessed to murdering his co-worker in New Jersey and setting her body on fire. Survey suggests that 83% of Americans are opposed to illegals receiving government services. Obama's amnesty will give illegals $1.7 billion over 10 years from the Earned Income Tax Credit program alone. Another study suggests that illegals will gain $1.3 trillion in welfare payments over their lifetimes.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The Obama regime plans to deny disaster relief funds to any state government that refuses to join the cult of "global warming". The National Institutes of Health spent $27,500 on bike subsidies. In 2012, the fools at California approved Proposition 39 to create 11,000 "green jobs". An investigation revealed that only 1,700 were created at a cost of $175,000/job. The state does not keep track about exactly what work was done and how much energy was saved.
Over the past 10 years, Social Security overpaid by $17 billion. They also seem to think there are 6.5 million Americans over the age of 112 when the total number of people in that category in the world is 35. The federal government lost $9.26 billion to rescue automobile companies. A federal employee used $60,000 of taxpayer funds for personal luxuries. This is an analysis of federal spending.
The Obama regime released 66,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records in the last 2 years. They also lied to a federal judge about granting amnesty to 100,000 illegals. The Obama regime is paying $231/day to detain an illegal, more than the cost of a double room at a 4-star hotel. Gallup poll suggests that 47% of Americans believe that the immigration rate should stay the same, 39% want it decreased and only 7% want it increased. One of the ways to stop Obama's amnesty is for state's to nullify Obama's order.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The Gadaffi regime cooperated with the US by offering intelligence on terrorist plots. By overthrowing the Gadaffi regime, the Obama regime deprived the US of that valuable source of intelligence and made the country more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
This is an analysis of taxation in the US. I am pleased to note that the Senate GOP passed a budget by 52-46 to slim down the bloated federal government. It is a balanced budget that also repeals Obama's health insurance scheme, doesn't raise taxes, and raises defense spending. The Senate GOP also passed a rule that will lead to a significant cut in Social Security disability benefits. There is certainly a lot of room for spending cuts, considering that the Obama regime's Dept. of Homeland Security recently spent "nearly $150 million on office furniture and makeovers...." That's a lot of sofas. These are another 106 recommended federal budgets.
King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone.
In its place a "participation society" is emerging, in which people must take responsibility for their own future and create their own social and financial safety nets, with less help from the national government.
A total of 26 states are now suing the Obama regime for his unconstitutional amnesty for illegal immigrants order. A federal judge in Texas issued a restraining order against Obama's executive order. Needless to say, the Obama regime won't allow things like courts and rule of law get in the way of their agenda. Meanwhile, survey shows that
Just 19 percent of 691 people who earn less than $50,000 a year strongly support Obama’s amnesty move, while 40 percent strongly oppose. One in six of 693 blue-collar respondents, or 15 percent, strongly supported Obama’s decision, while 47 percent strongly opposed it.Finally, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warned back in 1991 about how illegals will take away jobs from African-Americans. Query: Does that mean Obama is a "race traitor"?
Gallup poll now reveals that baby boomers — who once espoused free love, flower power and took to the streets to protest most anything — now constitute a conservative stronghold. Among those born between 1946 and 1964, a sizable 44 percent say they are conservative; a third describe themselves as moderates, and 21 percent are liberal. In comparison, 38 percent of Americans overall are conservative, 36 percent are moderates and a quarter are liberals.