Obama’s Legacy: A Failed Recovery & Double-Dip Recession

August 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

ForbesBy John Mariotti | Forbes – Sun, Aug 28, 2011

There will be no significant recovery in the United States of America while Barack Obama is President. The evidence is overwhelming: everything Obama has tried to fuel a recovery (with his Democratic allies in Congress) has failed. Statistics claiming jobs saved by the stimulus package were mostly fiction, and cost American taxpayers about $275,000 each. Nearly 2-1/2 million fewer Americans have jobs than before the stimulus.

Barack Obama has been President for 30 months—2-1/2 years. He spent the first year obsessed with passing Obamacare, a program that doesn’t create jobs, but might destroy a lot of them. He “bailed out” GM, but many believe that his interference didn’t save GM; it merely cost taxpayers an extra $15-20 billion, and stole from legitimate investors to buy off the UAW. His broken campaign promises are too numerous to list. At some point, his statute of limitations on blaming Bush runs out. The latest joke is that the White House is that named the location of East Coast earthquake near DC “Bush’s Fault.”

Obama himself said, “…that after three years, if the economy wasn’t fixed he should be a one-term president.”

Clearly the economic malaise started on George W. Bush’s watch. Its causes will be argued for decades, but most of them are traceable to irresponsible lending and excessive spending— both by government and the American people. The trouble that started before 2008 is directly traceable to actions (or inactions) of Bush and GOP allies in Congress. They spent America into the start of the current deficit during his eight years in the White House.

But that was then, and this is now. Since Obama took office the situation has gotten much, much worse. Obama has run up the deficit at more than twice the rate Bush did. During the first quarter of 2011, the US economy “barely grew” —at 0.4%—that was followed by second quarter’s “anemic growth” of 1%. This was during the period when the Obama recovery was supposed to be well underway. Employment data is unremittingly terrible: new jobless claims are stuck at 400,000+/- each month, with job creation well below what it takes just to absorb new workforce entrants. More Americans have been unemployed longer than ever in our history. And looking ahead, the news is not good.

This is Obama’s failed American recovery, and in the near future, Obama’s impending double-dip recession (thanks in no small part to his three consecutive years with Trillion-dollar in deficits that have inflated the national deficit to soaring heights—$14+ Trillion.) That legacy clearly belongs to President Barack Obama and with help from the Congress led by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi during 2008-2010. Thanks to them, our country hasn’t even had a budget since Obama took office.

 

The latest Obama Blame Finger pointing focuses on the “Tea Party” as “extremists” who have a problem with astronomical deficits as far as the eye can see. (Pointing at Bush is getting a little old since he’s been out of office for 2-1/2 years). Obama needs a new scapegoat. The problem with the Tea Party is that it is like the child in the fairy tale, “The Emperors New Clothes.” The child is reviled for pointing out that the emperor is naked. Thus, the Tea Party is not wrong, just unwelcome.

Now Obama also wants to point the Blame Finger at the GOP House for the downgrade in the US debt rating by Standard and Poor’s. It seems that he believes that everyone else is to blame but him. That downgrade was predestined by the combination of irresponsible spending and Obama’s clueless attempts to throw money at a recovery to no avail. Spending $1.50 for every dollar of revenue, running trillion dollar annual deficits is reason enough for a downgrade in the US debt rating.

Face it folks: This is Obama’s failed recovery. And if (or when) it comes to pass, this “double-dip” recession (just around the corner) is his too.

Make no mistake, there IS plenty of blame to go around. About 75% of Americans are fed up with both Obama and Congress. The conservative and liberal factions of the House and Senate behaved badly in the recent debt ceiling negotiation. President Obama wanted to stay above the fray so he provided no leadership. He didn’t even know how to bring the opposing viewpoints together. He talked about bi-partisanship and consensus, but his actions disproved his words.

Until the president saw an impending disaster, he sat on the sidelines, afraid to do anything that might hinder his reelection campaign. Then, when his intervention didn’t help, and arguably hurt the progress, he grew impatient, petulant and angry.

John Boehner, however, did an admirable job trying to build a compromise deal on the debt ceiling, and get his own Caucus to support such a plan. Except, Obama was attacked by his liberal base for even considering the “grand bargain,” so he came in and dumped another “raise taxes more” demand on Boehner. I’d have walked out too, which Boehner was right to do.

But at least they were arguing about the right thing: how much to cut spending and how.

The Tea Party’s desire for fiscal responsibility is right, but it doesn’t mean that tax revenue can’t be increased. It can; how it’s done is what matters. The tax code desperately needs to be restructured. Simply digging in on old positions doesn’t help; it hurts. The goal is to “get the country working again,” and grow our way out of this mess.

The one phrase of President Obama’s that I agree with is “Country First.” But John Boehner was the one who tried his best to put “Country First.” If Obama truly chooses that as his 2012 campaign slogan, it will reek of hypocrisy.

If the members of Congress would put 1) country first, 2) constituents wishes next, and 3) personal agendas last, they might be able to work together to find a way out of this mess.

What happens in the Super-Committee of Twelve will be both revealing and predictive. Either America’s Congressional leaders will—or won’t—put “country first” and try to find common ground and reasonable compromises to lead America out of this mess.

Whatever happens, this failed recovery and impending recession belong to President Barack Obama. His condescending explanations of why “we Americans” don’t get it, how “this will take a long time,” this recovery, and his “class warfare” about “millionaires and billionaires” versus the “common folk” are all wearing thin.

This kind of rhetoric won’t solve America’s problems. It takes strong, informed, and experienced leadership to get through a mess like this one. We need a fixer, not a hypocritical speechmaker in the White House. Barack Obama is not that man. A wise man once told me, “The person who got you into a problem is seldom the one who will get you out of it.” That’s why there will be no recovery on Obama’s watch, but there could be a double-dip recession

 

Democratic Rep. Andre Carson told a Miami crowd last week that the Tea Party movement would “love” to see black Americans “hanging on a tree.”

August 31, 2011 in Uncategorized


Will GOP Jobs Plan Work?

Rep. Allen West sounds off

What Bunch of Bull!!!! They are Trying Create a race war.

Democratic Rep. Andre Carson told a Miami crowd last week that the Tea Party movement would “love” to see black Americans “hanging on a tree.”

The comment is the latest charged remark made by a member of the Congressional Black Caucus as lawmakers tour the country talking about jobs. Carson, D-Ind., lamented at the event that the Tea Party was stopping “change,” in an effort he said was reminiscent of the “Jim Crow” era.

“Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second-class citizens,” he said. “Some of them in Congress right now with this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree.”

The remarks were captured in a recording posted on YouTube. Carson spokesman Jason Tomcsi confirmed the congressman made the comment at a CBC jobs event — he said Carson was prompted by “the frustration” voiced by people about the inability of Congress to lift up the economy.

“He believes that members of the Tea Party are ones that are standing in the way,” Tomcsi told FoxNews.com. “He used the strong language because he believes that that agenda jeopardizes the most vulnerable.”

The remark drew a rebuke from Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., the only black Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus, who said he’s thinking about “reconsidering” his membership in the body in light of such comments.

“I think we should move away from using that type of language,” West told Fox News, calling the remarks “reprehensible.” He said some lawmakers are using the Tea Party as a “scapegoat” for broader problems.

This month, CBC member Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., also told a crowd that the “Tea Party can go straight to hell.”

 

FOX Undercover: Secure Communities by year’s end?

August 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – The federal Secure Communities program
could be running in at least some parts of Massachusetts by the end of the year
despite Gov. Patrick’s opposition to the program, one local sheriff says.

New attention is being focused on Secure Communities after the Aug. 20 death
of Matthew Denise, who was hit and killed while riding his motorcycle. Police
say Nicolas Guaman, an illegal immigrant from Ecuador, was drunk and behind the
wheel of a pick-up truck that hit him.

Gov. Patrick, who announced in June that the state would not sign onto Secure
Communities program, defended the stance, saying it was a drunk driver that
killed Denise, not “illegal immigration”.

That stance has been drawing criticism, including from FOX News channel’s
Bill O’Reilly, who took to the national airwaves last week to bash Patrick.

“Who has blood on their hands?” O’Reilly asked.

The US Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, is moving ahead
in implementing Secure Communities in Massachusetts and around the country, and
plans to have the program nationwide by the end of 2013.

But some in Massachusetts don’t want to wait that long.

A handful of sheriffs, including Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis,
have asked ICE to let them activate the program in their counties as soon as
possible.

Evangelidis told FOX 25 today he’s hopeful to have the program by the end of
the year.

“I had several conversations with immigration and ICE last week. They assured
me they have full capacity to implement this program, so I anticipate as we go
on and we have meetings with them over the next few weeks. We hope to get this
implemented within the year and well in advance of the state of Massachusetts or
what I expect will be the federal deadline of the end of 2013,” he
said.

 

Bill O’Reilly and Wendy Murphy talk about Deval Patrick’s lack of support for Secure Communities

August 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Bill O’Reilly and Wendy Murphy talk about  Deval Patrick’s lack of support for Secure Communities

Guzman Was arrested for assault on a police officer in 2008 if secure Communities Was inacted He would Be Gone.

70% of people that recieve free health care Are illigal!!!!!

Austan Goolsbee on ‘Hannity’- Blames Earthquake in DC for Economy Slow Down

August 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

Austan Goolsbee on ‘Hannity’
Fmr. chief economic advisor to President Obama on jobless claims, national debt
What a Joke, Too bad Our Country Has to Suffer.

Is Obama Really Responsible for Bad Economy?

August 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Obama’s Job Zar Helping Chinese compete against American Companies & Jobs!!!!!!!

Jimmy Carter: “Hamas Can Be Trusted” | Hamas Launches 80 Missiles into Israel

August 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

By the end of the day today, August 20th, Hamas has fired 80 Missiles into Israel. You will not read much about these attacks in the main stream media. As Israel becomes surrounded by terrorist states intent on wiping her off the face of the earth, Glenn Beck realized the danger to not only Israel but the enire world. Consequently he  planned a Restoring Courage Rally to bring global attention to Israel’s Plight and World Peace.

On August 24th, Glenn Beck’s Restoring Courage Rally will be occuring at the Southern Wall Excavations  in Jerusalem. Glenn has asked people from around the world  who value freedom, honor and faith to stand with him, Israel  and leaders from around the globe with one united voice for Courage and Peace,  MA will also be holding local Rallys in conjunction with Glenn Beck.

In contrast, ” Former President Jimmy Carter earlier this year asked the Obama administration to support Hamas in the Palestinian Authority. Mr. Carter wrote an article for the Washington Post on May 4th, 2011 “calling on the Obama administration to support the new union between Hamas and Fatah in the Palestinian Authority”.  The following video shows Mr. Carter stating that “Hamas Can Be Trusted”.

The full article can be read here: http://ncrenegade.com/editorial/jimmy-carter-hamas-can-be-trusted-hamas-launches-55-missiles-into-israel/

Obama Amnesty Begins: Halts Deportations for 300,000 Illegal Aliens; Offers ‘Work Permits’

August 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
The Obama Administration today announced a virtual amnesty-by-decree for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, whose deportations will be “indefinitely delayed”. In addition, Obama finally announced a jobs program – but for ILLEGAL ALIENS, not citizens – as those 300,000 illegals will also become eligible for “work permits“.
This action represents an administrative end-run around Congress, which twice rejected the ‘DREAM Act’ in 2010. As disgraceful as is this usurpation of Congressional authority, this announcement is even worse than is being reported.
Our analysis reveals that – despite media focus of this action limited to so-called “Dreamer” illegal students, this new policy, coupled with the criteria established by the June 2011 “Morton Memos” which set up a joint “DHS and DOJ working group” could expand this “indefinite delay” of deportation to potentially MILLIONS of illegals – creating a new, massive amnesty entirely by fiat, bypassing Congress.
From the AP:
The Obama administration said Thursday it will indefinitely delay deporting many illegal immigrants who don’t have criminal records and will offer them a chance to apply for a work permit. The government will focus on sending back convicted criminals and those who might be a national security or public safety threat.
The policy change will mean a case-by-case review of approximately 300,000 illegal immigrants facing possible deportation in federal immigration courts, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.
This  is clearly what Sen. Dick Durbin was hinting at with his recent statement that there would be “good news” coming soon regarding deportations of “undocumented students”.
This announcement puts into writing what the Administration had already begun to put into practice, after the infamous “ICE Memos” issued by ICE head John Morton in June, in which Morton spells out which illegals would now receive “particular care and consideration” — e.g., amnesty – essentially “Dreamers”, but potentially millions more.
Under the new process, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) “working group” will develop specific criteria to identify “low-priority removal cases” that should be considered for prosecutorial discretion.  These criteria will be based on “positive factors” from the Morton Memo (PDF), which include
  • individuals present in the U.S. since childhood (like ‘DREAM Act’ students)
  • minors
  • the elderly
  • pregnant and nursing women
  • victims of serious crimes
  • veterans and members of the armed services
  • and individuals with serious disabilities or health problems
The breadth of the above list makes it less a matter of which illegal aliens are excluded than which ones are NOT. Minors, elderly, pregnant and nursing (could cover more than half of all childbearing-age illegal alien women!), victims of “serious” crimes (what defines “serious”?), disabilities/health problems(does diabetes count? depression?).
The Morton Guidelines above, coupled with today’s announcement suspending deportations equals a potential amnesty for MILLIONS of illegal aliens – all without ANY Congressional action or authorization.
This disgraceful end-run of the rule of law and constitutional principles must NOT stand!

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS IMMEDIATELY:
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(1) Call Your Representative Now:
* Find your elected officials HERE

Congress is on August break so use the “Local” or “District” offices, and melt the phone lines.
DEMAND
Your Reps oppose the Obama amnesty and “Morton Memos”, and that they co-sponsor Rep. Lamar Smith’s HALT Act (H.R. 2497 PDF) which would bill would strip prosecutorial discretion away from DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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(2) Contact Reps. By E-Mail message:
* Direct contact your House Rep. HERE
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(3) By Social Media: Go to SWA’s Facebook Page and Share this link to everyone you know. On Twitter, share this linkand use the hashtag “#noamnesty” in your tweet.

Obama Administration to Review All Deportation Cases, Apply DREAM Act-Style Criteria

August 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

Obama Spits on The Constitution – Feel he is above The Law!

Dream Act inacted by executive Order.

“Having failed in the legislative process, the Obama administration has simply decided to usurp Congress’s constitutional authority and implement an amnesty program for millions of illegal aliens,” FAIR President Dan Stein said. “This step by the White House amounts to a complete abrogation of the president’s duty to enforce the laws of the land and a huge breach of the public trust. … In essence, the administration has declared that U.S. immigration is now virtually unlimited to anyone willing to try to enter — and only those who commit violent felonies after arrival are subject to enforcement.”The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would launch a case-by-case review of illegal immigrants slated for deportation, in a move that could grant a reprieve to so-called DREAM Act beneficiaries and thousands of others.

The DREAM Act is a proposal in Congress to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a chance at legal status if they complete two years of college or military service. Though the bill has not passed, supporters and critics alike suggested Thursday’s announcement could serve to unilaterally carry out its provisions.

 

A spokeswoman with the Federation for American Immigration Reform described the new policy as “blanket amnesty.”

But Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a letter to Senate Democrats that it would “enhance public safety” by focusing deportation efforts on those “who pose a threat.”

Under the plan, DHS and the Department of Justice will review all cases in removal proceedings as well as any new cases to make sure those who are deported meet the kind of criteria established in a June 17 agency memo.

The memo from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton instructed staff to consider 19 factors when exercising “prosecutorial discretion” — or the discretion an ICE attorney has in deciding whether and how to pursue an immigration case. The list includes factors similar to those in the DREAM Act, like whether someone arrived in the U.S. as a “young child,” is pursuing an education or has served in the military.

Thursday’s announcement goes beyond the memo by establishing a process to flag and exempt certain illegal immigrants from deportation. A team of attorneys and officials will be tasked with reviewing the more than 300,000 cases in the system.

An ICE memo obtained by FoxNews.com said the effort would not provide “categorical relief for any group,” but would try to prevent “low-priority” cases — like those not involving convicted criminals — from clogging the system.

Cecilia Munoz, White House director of intergovernmental affairs, wrote on the White House blog that the review would “clear out low-priority cases on a case-by-case basis and make more room to deport people who have been convicted of crimes or pose a security risk” — while ensuring the low-priority cases are kept “out of the deportation pipeline in the first place.”

Describing groups of people similar to those targeted in the DREAM Act, she said the low-priority list would include “individuals such as young people who were brought to this country as small children, and who know no other home,” as well as “individuals such as military veterans and the spouses of active-duty military personnel.”

She said that with more than 10 million people in the country illegally, the strategy is meant to focus limited resources on those who pose the greatest risk.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid praised the decision.

“This new DHS directive will help prioritize our limited enforcement resources to focus on serious felons, gang members and individuals who are a national security threat rather than college students and veterans who have risked their lives for our country,” Reid said in a statement. “I am especially pleased about the impact these new policies will have on those who would benefit from the DREAM Act. … We lose a lot by sending them back to countries they do not know.”

Reid said Congress should still pass immigration reform legislation.

Napolitano also stressed in her letter that the new process “will not alleviate the need for passage of the DREAM Act or for larger reforms.”

But FAIR described the announcement as a complete overhaul of immigration law without approval by Congress.

“Having failed in the legislative process, the Obama administration has simply decided to usurp Congress’s constitutional authority and implement an amnesty program for millions of illegal aliens,” FAIR President Dan Stein said. “This step by the White House amounts to a complete abrogation of the president’s duty to enforce the laws of the land and a huge breach of the public trust. … In essence, the administration has declared that U.S. immigration is now virtually unlimited to anyone willing to try to enter — and only those who commit violent felonies after arrival are subject to enforcement.”

Socialist Party of America Releases The Names of 70 Democrat Members Of Congress Who Are Members Of Their Caucus

August 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

MA Socialist Party of America Caucus

 

“This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. The radical Marxist-progressives (communists) took control of the democrat party some time ago. They’ve only become more emboldened with the election of Barack Obama, who was raised as a communist from birth.

With their new found leader, Barack Obama, the Socialist Party of America felt secure enough to announce the names of 70 democrats in Congress that belong to their caucus.”

MA Members of the Socialist Party of America Caucus are as follows:

Hon. John Olver (MA-01)

Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)

Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04

Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)

Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)

Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)

The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus.
This admission was recently posted on Scribd.com:

American Socialist Voter–
Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA?
A: Seventy

Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?
A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez,
Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].

Q: Who are these members of 111th Congress?
A: See the listing below

Co-Chairs
Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

Vice Chairs
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

Senate Members
Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

House Members
Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)
Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)
Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)
Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)
Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)
Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)
Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)
Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)
Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)
Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)
Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)
Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)
Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/35733956/DSA-Members-American-Socialist-Voter-Democratic-Socialists-of-America-10-1-09