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Archive for the day “May 14, 2013”

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘GOP Senator Would Bar Poor Immigrants From Earning Citizenship’

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This is what ‘Conservatives’ really think of all people.

If you’re poor……..you’re not a ‘real’ American.

‘As the Senate considers a bipartisan immigration reform bill, Sen. Jeff Sessions has offered a series of amendments that create more obstacles on immigrants’ path to provisional and permanent legal status’.

‘One of Sessions’ amendments would require that undocumented immigrants have a minimum average income and consistent employment over the 10 years of provisional status before they can apply for permanent legal status’.

‘Under the current bill, individuals must be regularly employed throughout the 10-year period or demonstrate that their average income was not less than 125 percent of the federal poverty line. That translates into $29,440 in household income for a family of four’.

‘But Sessions wants to mandate that immigrants maintain an average income or resources above 400 percent of the poverty line, which means a person must on average earn more than $46,000 or $94,000 for a family of four’.

‘Nationwide, more than 206 million of the U.S. population fall within 400 percent of the poverty line, while mean personal income is $39,660’.

‘Sessions also offered a second amendment that forbids legalized immigrants from receiving federal assistance like the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) and temporary assistance for needy families (TANF)’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/05/13/2000841/sessions-poor-immigrants-amendment/

 

Republicans 2016 and Why it’s called the ‘Stupid Party’ – ‘Marco Rubio Looks Foolish By Calling For Nonexistent IRS Commissioner To Resign’

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Senator Marco Rubio is quickly becoming the ‘child in the room’.

Thanks to Republican Senators obstructionism……there IS NO IRS Commissioner…….

‘Senator Marco Rubio has sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, where he laid out his feelings over the IRS focus on tea party groups’:

“Dear Secretary Lew”:

“Furthermore, it is clear the IRS cannot operate with even a shred of the American people’s confidence under the current leadership. Therefore, I strongly urge that you and President Obama demand the IRS Commissioner’s resignation, effectively immediately”.

“Sincerely”,

“Marco Rubio”
‘In his demand for the IRS Commissioner’s resignation, Marco Rubio neglected to notice that the IRS does not have a commissioner after the resignation of Douglas H. Shulman last November’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/05/14/marco-rubio-irs/

 

The Benghazi Coverup and why it’s called the ‘Stupid Party’ – ‘Issa: Obama Covered Up Benghazi Terrorism By Calling It An ‘Act Of Terror’

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See. President Obama didn’t use the (cough) ‘right’ words the (cough) ‘right’ way.

‘In the day following the Benghazi attacks, Obama appeared at the White House Rose Garden alongside then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’.

‘In his remarks, Obama referred to the incident as an “act of terror” and used the phrase again at a campaign rally the day after in Denver, CO. “I want people around the world to hear me: To all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished,” he said’.

‘But Issa claimed that Obama relied on the “act of terror” formulation to dissuade Americans from thinking it was a terror attack, thus improving his chances of re-election’.

“The president sent a letter to the President of Libya where he didn’t call it a terrorist attack even when at the time the President of Libya was calling it pre-planned Sept. 11 terrorist attack,” Issa told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly’.

“The words that are being used carefully — like you just said, ‘act of terror’ — an ‘act of terror’ is different than a ‘terrorist attack.’ The truth is, this was a terrorist attack, this had Al Qaeda at it.”
From : http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/05/13/2002871/issa-obama-covered-up-benghazi-terrorism-by-calling-it-an-act-of-terror/

Saving america – ‘Will the Benghazi and IRS Probes Do More Damage to Obama or the GOP’?

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The moist frustrating aspect of President Obama is that once he gives a speech of makes a statement, he doesn’t follow it up.

Americans actually like him and if he would just continue talking about some of these things, the Republicans approval would keep droping.

‘Talk of impeachment is in the air’.

‘It was striking that, asked point blank Sunday on ABC whether Obama should be impeached over Benghazi, Sen. John McCain did not say no’.

‘Instead he said he wanted a select committee to investigate the terrorist attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11, 2012’.

‘The Clinton era was exhausting’.

‘Some fringe conservatives were convinced that the Clintons were involved in a drug murder in Arkansas and also had killed their good friend Vincent Foster, who in real life, had tragically committed suicide’.

‘The Clintons were investigated endlessly over Whitewater, a real-estate investment that yielded them no money, and special prosecutor Ken Starr then used his office to explore Clinton’s sexual peccadilloes’.

‘That led to Monica Lewinsky, her stained blue dress, impeachment, and Hillary Clinton’s anger at what she called the “vast right-wing conspiracy.”

‘While the economy and Bill Clinton’s approval ratings were good, the daily diet of scandal was wearing on the public’.

‘Unlike Bill Clinton, Obama isn’t handing ammunition to Republicans in the form of self-created personal scandals’.

‘And yet he is presiding over a conflict-ridden era that is, if anything, even more wearying and exasperating than the Clinton era’.

‘The GOP is blocking his judges and Cabinet secretaries, attacking his budget proposals as both too austere and not austere enough, trying to withhold money for a smooth transition to the new health care law, and threatening again to ignore the debt limit and the perils of default’.

‘Now add multiple investigations of the IRS and Benghazi, some warranted and some excessive. Where will it all lead’?

‘Shortly after the September 1998 release of the Starr report (with its graphic sexual references and 11 proposed articles of impeachment), and before they went on to impeach and try Clinton, Republicans contradicted historical patterns by losing House seats’.

‘The public, it turned out, was tired of scandal, investigations, and conflict. Obama can only hope the same dynamic plays out in 2014’.
From : http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/will-the-benghazi-and-irs-probes-do-more-damage-to-obama-or-the-gop-20130513

 

Blog Running – But it’s NOT Republican Obstructionism – ‘You want a scandal? Here’s a scandal’

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‘Want a real Washington scandal — one worse than the (phony) Benghazi scandal and the (apparently real, but apparently limited) IRS scandals combined’?

‘Try the continuing, and possibly accelerating, obstruction of executive branch nominees by Senate Republicans’.

‘Don’t think it’s a scandal? It’s pretty basic: Republicans, by abusing their Constitutional powers, are — deliberately, in several cases — preventing the government from carrying out duly passed laws’.

‘The New York Times yesterday highlighted two of the more recent ways that Republicans have manipulated loopholes in Senate rules to delay confirmation of Secretary of Labor nominee Thomas Perez and Environmental Protection Agency nominee Gina McCarthy’.

‘It’s worth stepping back and realizing: what’s happening here is that Republicans are delaying these nominations beyond their eventual insistence that almost all nominees must get 60 votes. In other words, they’re filibustering on top of their own filibusters.

That’s just two examples. There are numerous others; again, with virtually all nominees required to have 60 votes, one can accurately say that Republicans are filibustering every nomination’.

‘But perhaps the worst are the “nullification” filibusters, in which Republicans simply refuse to approve any nominee at all for some positions — the National Labor Relations Board, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — because they don’t want those agencies to carry out their statutory obligations’.

‘In doing so, Republicans are not breaking the rules of the Senate’.

‘They are, however, breaking the Senate itself, and harming the government’.

‘And remember that this is entirely unprecedented. Until very recently, simple majority confirmation was the norm on executive branch nominations with only a handful of exceptions’.

‘Not only that, but both Democrats and Republicans agreed that in almost all cases presidents were entitled to their choices when it came to these posts’.

‘Yes, I know that in the way Washington works, this kind of routine disruption of normal government procedures doesn’t qualify as a Scandal’!

‘But it should’.

‘And while it’s quite proper for those concerned about good government to be outraged by the IRS story, this one is a much bigger deal, and the facts of it are plain for all to see — in fact, the people responsible are openly bragging about what they’re doing’.

‘Now that’s a scandal’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/05/13/you-want-a-scandal-heres-a-scandal/

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