Archive for March, 2009

Oh Brother… Another Obama Pick Admits to Tax Cheating

March 31, 2009

Well, what do you know… Another tax cheat gets ready to join the Obama Cabinet.

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius did not pay her taxes either.
The AP reported:

Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius recently corrected three years of tax returns and paid more than $7,000 in back taxes after finding “unintentional errors” — the latest tax troubles for an Obama administration nominee. The Kansas governor explained the changes to senators in a letter dated Tuesday that the administration released. She said they involved charitable contributions, the sale of a home and business expenses.

Sebelius said she filed the amended returns as soon as the errors were discovered by an accountant she hired to scrub her taxes in preparation for her confirmation hearings. She and her husband, Gary, a federal magistrate judge in Kansas, paid a total of $7,040 in back taxes and $878 in interest to amend returns from 2005-2007.

Several Obama administration nominees have run into tax troubles, notably the president’s first nominee for HHS secretary, former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle. He withdrew from consideration while apologizing for failing to pay $140,000 in taxes and interest.

Obama’s Treasury Secretary Timothy Gaithner is also a tax cheat.

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10 Tax & Spend Facts For the Tax Day Tea Party Protests

March 31, 2009

The US debt is so large that America couldn’t qualify to join the EU.
President Obama expects the deficit level to be 12% of GDP this year larger than Great Britain’s record 10% deficit to GDP.

According to Heritage, Obama will quadruple the deficit this year.

The media does not want to dwell on these facts but there’s more…
The Institute For Policy Innovation released these facts in time for the Tax Day Tea Party Protests:

Ten Tax Facts for Tax Day Tea Parties

President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress have gone on a spending and debt spree that the country cannot afford. As a result, a spontaneous grassroots movement is emerging from every corner of the nation with a message for Congress and the president: Stop spending us into an inevitable spiral of debt and higher taxes … now!

To that end, groups of Americans will be meeting in towns and cities across the nation on April 15 for “Tax Day Tea Parties” (think Boston Tea Party, not biscuits and fine English china). These “Ten Tax Facts” are our effort to make sure the American people are well- informed as they gather together to express their concern about the direction Washington is headed.

#1 .Under the Obama budget, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the national debt will double over the next five years; and it will triple over the next 10 years to $17.3 trillion.

#2. Under the Obama budget, CBO projects that the national debt will soar over the next 10 years from 40 percent of GDP today to a shocking 82.4 percent. (Ronald Reagan left office with the national debt at 42 percent of GDP).

#3. The president’s budget also states that total federal borrowing will grow by $2.7 trillion this year alone, an increase of 27 percent in one year!

#4. The budget President Obama proposes for this year increases federal spending by an incredible 34 percent over the previous year, with a total of $4 trillion in federal spending, the highest ever.

#5. The federal budget deficit (not the national debt) would reach $1.845 trillion this year, according to the CBO, the highest ever. That would be more than seven times Reagan’s largest budget deficit of $221 billion, which caused so much consternation among Reagan’s critics.

#6. The CBO estimates that this Obama budget deficit will total an astounding 13.1 percent of GDP, more than one-eighth of the entire U.S. economy, for the federal budget deficit alone! Under George Bush, the federal deficit for 2008 was 3.2 percent of GDP. The deficit for fiscal year 2007, in the last budget adopted when Congress was controlled by Republican majorities, was $162 billion, or 1.2 percent of GDP.

#7. The Obama budget also includes $1 trillion in tax increases on the upper 5 percent of income earners, mostly tax rate increases. But the top 5 percent of income earners already pays 60 percent of all income taxes.

#8. The Obama budget projects that revenues from the corporate income tax will more than double in 3 years, increasing, in fact, by more than 124 percent.

#9. Another $645 billion tax increase comes from President Obama’s anti-global warming cap and trade system, which is essentially an energy tax on the production and use of carbon energy, such as oil, natural gas, and coal.

#10. While the Obama administration claims to have cut $2 trillion from the budget over 10 years, fully $1.5 trillion of those “cuts” actually represents the troop drawdown in Iraq, which was already scheduled to occur under the Bush administration. Of the remaining $500 billion in budget “savings,” fully $311 billion is categorized as “interest savings” but is actually an additional tax increase on upper income earners.

Obama In Europe: Will Continue to Bash America & Bush

March 31, 2009

Barack and Michelle Obama arrived in Great Britain today.
He plans on speaking to European allies this week and bashing America and Bush.
The BBC reported:

Our correspondent says President Obama will assert that the US has changed, that America is willing to listen and engage, but he will also insist that America still has the capacity to pull the world in the right direction.

A White House spokesman stressed the president would “listen in London as well as lead”.

So, how long will Team Obama go abroad and apologize to the world for America?
Team Obama is sooo embarrassed that the former president took America to War in Iraq after only 14(?) UN resolutions and a terrorist attack that killed 3,000 Americans.

Of course, it was a Democratic led Congress that voted to go to War in Iraq. But, since when did facts count? And, of course, the Iraqis have a functioning democracy now instead of a genocidal dictator. But, since when did freedom count?
The actions by democrats and Team Obama are shameful.
But, don’t expect the media to argue about it. They agree.

Dem Judge Arrested On Inmate Sex Charges & Spankings (Video)

March 31, 2009

“Once inside the room, according to the sources, the judge would ask the young men to drop their pants and prepare to be spanked with what they described as a wooden or fraternity-like paddle.”

Democrat Judge Herman Thomas
Handing Out Punishment to the Naughty Jail Boys

Here’s today’s media edition of name that party.

Former Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas was charged with 57 counts of inmate sex. He denies the charges. (CNN)

An Alabama Democrat judge was arrested and charged with 57 counts of inmate sex.
The horny democrat would check inmates out of jail and force them to have sex with him. He enjoyed spanking inmates.
The judge says the charges were made up because he is black.
CNN and Free Republic reported:

A former south Alabama judge is accused of checking male inmates out of jail and forcing them to engage in sexual activity including paddling, according to officials and court documents.

Former Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas was arrested Friday after a grand jury returned the indictments against him. He was released on $287,500 bond later Friday.

The indictments total 57 counts, and the charges range from ethics violations to kidnapping, extortion, sex abuse and sodomy. If convicted on the most serious charge — kidnapping, a Class A felony — Thomas faces a prison sentence of 10 to 99 years in prison, Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr. said Monday.

But Thomas’ attorney, Robert Clark, said Friday the accusations against the former judge amount to “a high-tech lynching.”

“Did you ever think of the fact that this is the only black circuit judge we’ve ever had in Mobile County and that the right-wing Republicans have gotten rid of him?” Clark said at a news conference, portions of which were posted on the Web sites of CNN affiliates WKRG-TV in and WALA-TV.

“This is racism at its very finest.”

Thomas was arrested during that news conference; footage shows police walking up to Thomas, tapping him on the shoulder and leading him into the adjacent jail building without handcuffing him. Later Friday, Clark was threatened with arrest after refusing to leave Tyson’s news conference, according to CNN affiliate reports.

Naughty judge!

One of the prisoners was accused of murder.
NBC15 Online posted the transcript and has video:
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Maybe there’s room for him with Team Obama?

Democrat Senator Announces Painful Cuts in Pentagon Budget

March 31, 2009

With US forces battling foes in two countries in The War on T—– the Democrats announced today that the Pentagon budget will be slashed this year.
Breitbart reported:

Senate defense committee chairman says Pentagon budget will include large, painful cuts. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said Tuesday that major program cuts will not be pushed off until the 2011 budget, but will be included when Defense Secretary Robert Gates sends his spending plan to the president later this month.

Levin’s comments confirmed what many contractors and military leaders have expected, but he offered no details on which programs may be axed. He said Pentagon officials have indicated they will not be able to submit the much-anticipated spending plan by April 21, as initially hoped.

Democrats have millions of dollars for ACORN but won’t fund the troops.
Is anyone really surprised?

Chris Matthews Calls Governor Palin a "Mail-Order Bride"

March 31, 2009

Classy as always, Chris Matthews and Newsweek reporter Howard Fineman dissed popular Governor Sarah Palin last night.
Matthews went so far as to call Governor Sarah Palin a “mail-order bride” during the segment:

Hat Tip HotAir
Surely the feminists will surge to Sarah Palin’s defense and demand an apology from liberal hack Chris Matthews.
Surely they will. Right?

Maybe this attack was the start of the democrat’s coordinated ambush on Sarah Palin?

Hillary Clinton Claims Iran Is Interested In Securing Afghanistan

March 31, 2009

Change. Democrats are so filled with hate for George Bush that they still are thinking up crazy conspiracy theories of assassination rings to blame on him. They airbrushed “The War on T—–“ from their language. They blame conservatives for abuse as they weep for Gitmo inmates and not the US soldiers they killed.

But, when it comes to a Jew-hating terror regime like Iran, they see a partner and a friend. Hillary Clinton told reporters on Monday that Iran is interested in securing Afghanistan.
Iranian Mehr News reported:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday that Tehran has an interest in securing Afghanistan as Iran is flooded with huge drug flow from its eastern neighbor.

Clinton made the remarks aboard her plane en route to The Hague to attend the international conference on Afghanistan which opened on Tuesday. Iran is also participating in the conference.

“From our information, they are really concerned about all the narcotics crossing the border into their country,” Clinton averred.

Hundreds of Iranian soldiers have been killed in the fight against drug traffickers over the years.

“This is a matter of their own internal security. . . . I would imagine that’s an area where they are willing to work with others,” the Los Angeles Times quoted Clinton as saying.

The US has already found Iranian bombs in Afghanistan in the hands of terrorists. For years the regime smuggled bombs into Iraq to kill US soldiers.
Do democrats really believe that they want to help secure Afghanistan?

Dirty Politics… Dems Blamed For Fake GOP "Impeach Sanford" Signs In South Carolina

March 31, 2009

Someone wants popular Governor Mark Sanford impeached in South Carolina for not taking Obama’s tainted stimulus funds.
But, it’s not the GOP.

The signs are part of a small backlash against Sanford for refusing to take $700 million in federal stimulus money for South Carolina. So who are behind these signs? The most likely culprits would be state Democrats says the Palmetto Scoop.

Democrats are playing dirty politics in South Carolina and posting fake “GOP Impeach Sanford” signs.
FitsNews.com reported:

Anger is fomenting in certain establishment (i.e. government) circles over Sanford’s refusal to take $700 million in federal bureaucratic bailout funds.

And while most of the “anger” is really taxpayer-funded bureaucratic manipulation aimed at perpetuating a failed status quo – that hasn’t stopped some insiders from getting creative in exploiting Sanford’s rift with prominent GOP leaders.

Like pinning the “impeachment” message on the tail of Republicans, for example.

In fact, the South Carolina Republican Party had to come out today and clarify that red-and-white yard signs cropping up recently bearing the message “Take the Stimulus Funds, Impeach Sanford” (with the SCGOP’s name and phone number) are fakes.

“These are NOT SCGOP signs, not authorized by the SCGOP and not paid for the SCGOP,” party executive director Jay W. Ragley said in an e-mail distributed to Republican activists. “It’s shameful politics by the Democrats.”

No one knows yet who is behind the fake signs, but Republicans are urging their supporters to “pull them out of the ground.”

Wasn’t Andrew Breitbart just talking about these dirty tricks yesterday?

Political leftists play for keeps. They are willing to lie, perform deceptive acts in a coordinated fashion and do so in a wicked way – all in the pursuit of victory. Moral relativism is alive and well in the land of Hope and Change and its Web-savvy youth brigade expresses its “idealism” in a most cynical fashion.

Business Leaders Give Obama Failing Marks

March 31, 2009

Obviously, Wall Street has not been thrilled with Barack Obama’s tax and spend rescue plan. Obama’s spending more than doubles the national debt held by the public, and adds more to the debt than all previous presidents — from George Washington to George W. Bush — combined.

Neil Cavuto pointed out earlier this month that the media was big on Carter but Wall Street wasn’t and Wall Street turned out to be right. The media was not big on Reagan but Wall Street was and again Wall Street turned out to be right.

Today, the liberal media and public may approve of Obama, but business leaders don’t like what Dear Leader is showing them:

The O’Leary Report, in conjunction with Zogby International, conducted the first comprehensive survey of America’s business leaders to see what they think of Obama’s policies to date. The survey found that a clear majority of business leaders staunchly oppose the President’s actions over the past two months.

Below are some of the poll’s results. This was an online survey of 884 business leaders, who are also likely voters, and it has a margin of error of +/- 1.5 percentage points. To see more results, go to www.olearyreport.com.

Question 1: In regard to the bank rescue plans and economic stimulus, do you feel the Obama administration is trying to do too much, is disorganized, needs more time, or is right on target?

Fifty percent of business leaders think the Obama administration is disorganized, while only 10 percent think it is “right on target.” Twenty-eight percent think the Obama administration needs more time, another 10 percent think it’s trying to do too much, and one percent are “not sure.”

Question 2: How do you rate President Obama’s efforts to free up credit markets in his first 60 days?

Fifty-two percent of business leaders rate Obama’s effort as “poor,” while only 15 percent say it is “excellent.” Twenty-two percent give Obama a “good” rating and 10 percent say “fair” (one percent are not sure).

Question 3: Do you think the budget recently proposed by President Obama spends too much, not enough, or the right amount?

A solid 62 percent majority think President Obama’s budget spends too much, while only 13 percent say “non enough.” Only 16 percent of business leaders think it spends the right amount, and nine percent are not sure.

Question 4: The Employee Free Choice Act is a proposed bill that would effectively eliminate the secret ballot used by workers in deciding whether or not their plant, business, or small business should be unionized. Do you favor or oppose the bill?

Seventy-two percent of business leaders oppose this bill, which Obama supports. Only 19 percent favor the bill, and 10 percent are not sure.

Question 5: Do you agree or disagree that President Obama’s proposed tax hikes for those making $250,000 or more will hurt businesses, forcing them to lay-off employees?

Fifty-two percent of business leaders agree that Obama’s tax hikes will hurt businesses and increase unemployment, while 42 percent disagree (six percent are not sure).

Clearly, business leaders are not thrilled with Obama’s economic efforts. This is not good news for Obama.

UPDATE: Of course… MSNBC’s poll (linked above) is hopelessly biased.
Even with an 11-point advantage among Democrats, Obama cannot convince a majority that the country is on the right track.

Top Taliban Leader Vows "Amazing" Attack On Washington DC Soon

March 31, 2009

The Taliban says an amazing attack on Washington DC is in the works.

A TV grab shows Pakistani policemen trying to take cover as a body is seen in the foreground in Lahore after gunmen attacked a police training school. At least 20 people were killed Monday after gunmen stormed the school, police officials told AFP.
(AFP/NDTV)

Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud said today that his group was planning an amazing attack on Washington DC.
FOX News reported, via Free Republic:

The top Pakistani Taliban commander said Tuesday that his group had carried out the deadly assault on a police academy in eastern Pakistan, and he vowed to launch an attack on the U.S. capital.

Baitullah Mehsud, who has a $5 million bounty on his head from the U.S., said the Pakistan Taliban was planning a terrorist assault against Washington D.C.

“Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world,” Mehsud told The Associated Press by phone.

Mehsud and other Pakistan Taliban militants are believed to be based in the country’s lawless tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan, where they have stepped up their attacks throughout Pakistan.

The Pakistan Taliban leader also claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing that killed four soldiers Monday in Bannu district and a suicide attack targeting a police station in Islamabad last week that killed one officer.

Such attacks pose a major test for the weak, year-old civilian administration of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari that has been gripped with political turmoil in recent weeks.

The weekend attack came just one month after a Taliban peace deal was reached in Pakistan. Days after the peace deal was announced between the Taliban and the Pakistani government, the Taliban appointed Mullah Omar as their leader. The Pakistani Government also paid the Taliban $6 million bucks for killing its members who were fighting against the government.

Gee. It’s a good thing we’re not at war anymore or this news might be serious.

More… The Long War Journal has a report on the Taliban attack in Lahore that left 30 people dead.