Our ever increasing long list of enemies are celebrating Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s slash and burn announcement earlier today regarding the defense budget.
Liberals traditionally can never find anyplace to cut costs other than defense. Not one worthless or redundant program can ever be touched. But, the military, they imagine, is entirely expendable. After all, without them, we’d have no Iraq and Afghanistan, right?
The Obama administration plans to take our troop levels down from 520,000 to 440,000. The Army will be at its lowest troop levels since before WWII. Housing allowances will be cut, health care premiums and commissary prices will increase and those princely sums we pay our military heroes will be frozen for at least a year. Read more...
At least not according to Pat Caddell who argued Sunday on Fox News that the GOP establishment would be happy to have the IRS go after Tea Party groups who pose a threat to them.
Co panelist John LeBoutillier commented that Nixon “went down the toilet” for using the IRS as a political tool while the Republicans have backed away from “high level” investigations of IRS targeting.
Caddell’s position is that considering how much agreement there is that there should be an investigation into the IRS targeting, there is only one reason the GOP won’t dare touch it: because the establishment Republicans want the IRS to attack the Tea Party, whom they believe is a threat to their hold on power. Read more...
Obama has delayed the health care mandate for medium size businesses until January of 2016, yet again exercising power he doesn’t have.
He’s got his pen and his phone. What he needs is a copy of the Constitution.
Accenture, the company hired to fix healthcare.gov may be yet another reflection of the Obama administration’s incredibly bad judgement.
Based in Ireland (bungling the jobs Americans just won’t bungle) Accenture has a long and questionable history of “troubled projects” and “ethical lapses”. That history is not unknown to federal officials who have been known to criticize the company’s integrity or lack thereof.
Accenture paid the Justice Department a $63 million settlement over “kickbacks” and “bid rigging” in numerous federal contracts.
A perfect fit for HHS! Read more...
The non partisan (so we’re told) CBO announced yestereday that Obamacare was going to cost 2.3 million in lost jobs over the next ten years. This astounding piece of news could only be welcomed by liberals.
To normal people, this is yet another in a long string of reasons to do away with Obamacare before it does anymore damage. It took the Dems awhile, but once they got their bearings, they actually found a way to spin it.
Don’t look at it as a tragedy of more Americans being put out of work by Obama’s screwed up polices. Look at it as the liberation of America from their jobs. Read more...
I made a promise to my twitter followers–I would watch the SOTU and tweet my commentary (I watch this crap so you don’t have to). It didn’t take long for me to wonder what I was thinking when I made that promise.
He started out with his traditional round of whoppers: he created 8 million new jobs and cut the deficit in half.
He has the odd notion that Americans want the government to focus on them and their lives. Hell no. We wanna be left alone. Read more...
What lunatic thought holding the winter Olympics in Sochi was a good idea? Did no one look at a map? It’s next to Chechnya. Nothing but fun loving, peaceful folks coming out of there.
Putin is reportedly spending $3 billion on security alone, $51 billion on the event in total.
The place is swarming with Black Widows. Two jihadis have made a video promising a “surprise package”. Putin swears he can keep the perimeter around the games secure, yet rumors already exist that one of the Black Widows is already inside. The US has parked warships just in case. Read more...
Intense is the way to describe this film. It will inspire you, break your heart, infuriate you and uplift you. All while being true to Marcus Luttrell’s book of the same name.
You’ll find out just how strong our magnificent Navy SEALs really are. Battered and bloody, they refuse to quit the fight right up until they took their last breaths. The firefight scenes were well acted and phenomenally realistic.
You’ll get to see the heroism of Lt. Michael Murphy who gave his life to try to get help for his men, moving out into a clearing to get a cell phone connection to call for air support, knowing he would be shot by the Taliban, Murphy made the ultimate sacrifice. Read more...
Lest you believe that Comrade Mayor de Blasio has a soft spot for horses, allow me to disabue you of that delusion with help from the American Spectator. The new Dear Leader of New York City put the great Horse Drawn Carriage controversey front and center because of campaign cash, not compassion for animals.
Steve Nislick, big campaign donor and real estate developer wants the property on which the Central Park horses’ stables now sit. It’s no more complex than that.
Nislick has conned crazy animal rights groups into taking up his cause. De Blasio himself is beholden to Nislick. The agenda couldn’t be more clear.
According to a new WaPo/ABC poll, Obama’s approval ratings are the lowest since Richard Nixon’s. His approval is 43%. Other polls have it as low as 37%. Even Bush had a higher approval rating at the end of his fifth year in office with 47%. Every other post WWII president was over 50%.
Seventy-nine percent of those polled believe we are still in a recession. That tells you how well things are going out there. Obama is buried in scandals and the disaster that is Obamacare.
The poll shows that people have more confidence in the Republicans in Congress than the Democrats. Read more...
D student and Secretary of State John Kerry finds the notion of the North Koreans potentially unacceptable.
That’s what he told ABC’s Martha Raddatz on This Week. One would think that of the two of them, Kerry would be the more likely to know that the Norks already have nukes. It’s what they’re doing with them that concerns us at this point.
Just when we thought we couldn’t get stuck with a Secretary stupider than Hillary, we get this guy.
Someday, when he’s ready to hear it, perhaps we should tell Mr. Secretary exactly how it came to be that such a crazy and dangerous regime got nukes at all.
But not like this. I can see why so many of you think the Obamacare website debacle has to be intentional–it’s impossible to believe that anyone could be this incompetent.
You’re right in the sense that Obamacare was designed to fall apart, but not like this. It was supposed to break down later when the young and healthy failed to support the sick and elderly, driving premiums up to astronomical numbers. Higher than they are already. That would be after Obama was safely out of office and blamed on those “greedy” insurance companies. Read more...
As minimum wage workers protest, many union owned and operated, we might want to quit arguing irrelevant facts about whether it’s “fair” or not to have a minimum wage.
We need never get to that issue. There is nothing in the US Constitution that confers upon the federal government the right to establish a minimum wage. Nothing.
Liberals will try to hide behind their beloved and badly stretched out Commerce Clause which gives the government the right to “regulate” interstate commerce. Notice our Founders’ choice of words–they said “regulate”, not control. Regulate means to make regular. Read more...
JPo identifies Obama’s real agenda in making the horrendously bad deal with Iran–to delegitimatize Israel.
The Iran agreement is just the culmination of a lengthy history of delegitimizing Israel as a “warmongering, ungrateful ally”. Israel, according to the Obama administration, is forcing the US to endanger itself for the benefit of the Jewish state.
Why wasn’t the Iran accord signed a year ago, since Iran made no changes in its positions. On its face, the deal makes little sense. Read more...
Obama: Sometimes people forget I’m not running for office again.
Really? Maybe he should quit spending so much time campaigning. That would free up more time to play golf.
Secretary D Student Kerry is all aglow about the horrendously bad deal he managed to strike with Iran. Actually, a not very bright third grader could have come up with the same agreement.
To keep it simple: Iran gets to keep its 19,000 centifuges, pinkie swears to scale back on its uranium enrichment and in return, gets $7 billion in sanctions lifted.
The United States gets: nothing.
This has Kerry crowing like a rooster in a hen house. What a genius! He just lifted economic sanctions–the one thing that was actually working to slow Iran down– in exchange for nothing. Not a single word about the pastor being held hostage in Iran either. Read more...
Varney: Expect big changes to employer paid insurance policies next year: higher deductibles and much higher premiums for employees. Most especially higher deductibles.
What good is having health insurance if the deductible is so high that the insured will never be able to pay it?
That’s the difference between health insurance and health care. They’re not the same thing.
UKTelegraph: The Saudis say theiy were lied to and deceived by the Iran arms deal.
They will strike out on their own and handle their own policies toward Iran from now on.
Obama blows it with yet another ally as he coddles our mortal enemies.
Andy McCarthy confirms it: the plot is to get us onto a single payer system. Make Obamacare so unworkable, so unwieldy, so expensive that private insurance companies simply drop out and along comes the federal government to the rescue.
McCarthy, always a worthy read, does a great job of explaining the scheme behind the fraud.
Even CBS news has to admit things aren’t going so well for their guy. The president’s approval rating has sunk to just 37%. Don’t you just wonder who these thirty-sever percenters are who still think he’s doing an ok job?
And what has been Obama’s undoing? Was it his disastrous handling of Benghazi, in which four innocent American lives were lost? No, most Americans don’t have the foggiest notion who or what a Benghazi even is. How about his destructive meddling in the middle east that has created nothing but chaos and death as well as golden opportunities for Islamic terrorists? Nope, that didn’t do it. His refusal to stand with Israel? His coddling of Iran? Read more...