Monday, July 23, 2012

The Blago Bunch - Pay 2 Play

Last week was busy in Illinois  as more henchmen and scoundrels face the Courts in the Rod Blagojevich corruption case. Congressman Jessie Jackson Jr. fell 'ill' after the big money man Nayak was arrested. He has yet to resurface in public as of July 23, 2012.  Democrat U.S. House Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. - Corruption is Exhausting

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Flashback to:
Monday, July 16, 2012
3 Blagojevich cronies in federal court this week
Former Governor Rod Blagojevich has been in a Colorado prison for four months now but his coattails still dangle in Illinois.
In this Intelligence Report: The luck of the draw this week brings together three of Blagojevich's top cronies separately in federal court this week.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the troika of former Blagojevich buddies will have their cases called in federal court. Ali Ata and Stuart Levine will be sentenced, and Bill Cellini will attempt to have his sentencing put off.
Even though their cases were all separate prosecutions, they were all beholden to Blagojevich.
Chicago businessman Ata pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in an effort to cover his tracks with Governor Blagojevich and corrupt developer Tony Rezko.
Ata also pleaded to tax fraud. As part of his plea deal with the government, he agreed to a 12-to-18 month prison sentence. Tuesday, though, according to a court filing, Ata's attorney will ask that the 60-year-old Jordanian native be given probation in consideration for his lengthy cooperation with prosecutors and testimony. Judge James Zagel will decide and impose sentence.
Then, on Wednesday, it will also be Judge Zagel who will decide whether to grant a motion by corrupt business tycoon William Cellini to postpone his sentencing.
After a career of backstage wheeling and dealing, Cellini was convicted in November of trying to shake down a Hollywood producer for Blagojevich campaign contributions. The 77-year-old had a heart attack last month followed by a blood clot. Prosecutors want an eight-year sentence.
Finally, on Thursday, serial swindler Stuart Levine will be sentenced.
Levine testified against both Cellini and Rezko and helped to convict both of the former Blagojevich financiers. Levine pleaded guilty to a money laundering and tax fraud."


 "And, if that isn't already a week's worth of corruption, Tuesday will also see former Blagojevich fundraiser Raghuveer Nayak in court for a hearing in his medical kickback case. Nayak was the link between Blagojevich and Jesse Jackson Jr. in the infamous "golden" U.S. Senate seat."

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Ali Ata

A federal judge has sentenced a former Illinois official to four years' probation for donating $50,000 to then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign in exchange for a state job.
Ali Ata spoke briefly in court Tuesday, apologizing for his actions. The judge also ordered Ata to pay a $50,000 fine. Ata is the former director of the Illinois Finance Authority.
His testimony at Blagojevich's first corruption trial helped convict the impeached governor on one count of lying to the FBI about fundraising. Ata did not testify at Blagojevich's retrial, which resulted in more convictions.
Ata pleaded guilty to making false statements to a government agent and to filing a false income tax return.


Stuart Levine
 Key witness in Blagojevich probe gets 5 1/2 years

— A judge on Thursday sentenced one of the most unsavory figures to emerge from the investigation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to just 5 1/2 years in prison, heeding praise for the former political insider as one of the most important cooperating witnesses in the state's sordid history of corruption.
Moments before the judge announced the sentence for money laundering and fraud, a somber Stuart Levine stood ramrod straight at a courtroom podium, apologizing for a laundry list of scams in which he used influence on state boards to line his pockets with millions of dollars.
"I wish to express my deep regret to the people of Illinois," said the admitted former drug addict and serial swindler, now 66. He added that he has "profound remorse and deep regret for all that I have done."
Otherwise composed, his voice momentarily cracked as he also apologized to his children for the pain he caused them.
Later, Judge Amy St. Eve acknowledged Levine played central roles in bringing several public figures to justice. But she said he also cheated business partners, hospitals, charities and others - once even swindling a dead friend's estate and the man's deaf daughter out of $2 million.
His schemes included using a seat on the Illinois Health Facilities Planning board to shake down hospitals for kickbacks. And he ran similar swindles at the $40 billion state teachers' pension fund.
"You are certainly one of the most corrupt individuals this district has ever seen," the judge told him. "It is clear you would stop at nothing for your greedy ends."
Levine, who must report to prison on Sept. 27, faced a maximum life sentence. In the end, though, the judge chose to impose the term prosecutors recommended in a 2006 plea deal.
In his remarks, prosecutor Chris Niewoehner praised Levine for trial testimony that helped convict former Blagojevich fundraiser Tony Rezko and longtime Illinois powerbroker William Cellini.
Levine didn't testify at Blagojevich's trials. But Niewoehner said he deserved substantial credit for evidence that led to the conviction of Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year term for corruption.

William Cellini
Sentencing delayed for Cellini
July 19, 2012
"Springfield power broker William Cellini's sentencing for his federal corruption conviction was delayed Wednesday until Oct. 4. Cellini, who suffered a heart attack last month, was scheduled to be sentenced Monday, but U.S. District Judge James Zagel agreed to the delay. Cellini is unable to travel from Springfield because of his health, his attorney, Dan Webb, told reporters after court. In recent court papers, federal prosecutors said Cellini, 77, faces 61/2 to eight years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines but also offered that this might be the rare case for a defendant to receive a somewhat shorter prison term because of his health and age. Still, prosecutors said Cellini should be given "a meaningful sentence of incarceration."

 Raghuveer Nayak
 Updated 06/20/12 – 8:35 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — "A key figure in the Rod Blagojevich corruption case was arrested on Wednesday on federal fraud and tax charges.
Raghuveer Nayak was a top fund-raiser for Blagojevich and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Nayak, according to investigators, had offered to raise millions of dollars in campaign cash for the former governor, hoping it would help Jackson secure an appointment to President Obama’s old Senate seat. He also admittedly paid to have restaurant hostess Giovanna Huidobro, with whom Jackson was having an affair, flown between Chicago and Washington, D.C. on two occasions.
The charges filed on Wednesday have noting to do directly with the Blagojevich case. Federal authorities allege Nayak paid bribes and kickbacks to other physicians for patient referrals and filed false tax returns that understated his income"

"Nayak, 57, was charged with 10 counts of mail fraud, five counts of interstate travel in aid of racketeering, and four counts of filing false income tax returns for the years 2005-08.
Although the charges have nothing to do with the Blagojevich or Jackson allegations, some observers believe Nayak’s arrest could be part of an effort by the feds to squeeze Nayak for information on a more prominent target.
Attorney Michael Ettinger, who successfully defended Blagojevich’s brother Robert, said it’s interesting that the FBI arrested Nayak at his home, instead of just mailing him a notice to appear in court.
“You’re in custody. You’re arrested. And when you get a notice to appear, you’re not in custody. You walk in the building through the front door,” Ettinger said. “I’m speculating they want to squeeze him on something. He cooperated with the government, and not only did they charge him subsequently, but they arrested him.”

"Ettinger said it appears the feds are playing hardball with the physical arrest because they want to press Nayak to cooperate in an investigation of a higher value target.
“They went to this extent, and arrested him at home? There’s something going on beyond these charges. You know it, I know it, just from our experience. I don’t think it’s right,” Ettinger told CBS 2′s Mike Parker.
A federal judge set Nayak’s bond at $10 million at a hearing on Wednesday, and Nayak agreed to put up six pieces of property in Illinois and Indiana as collateral. He was released from custody immediately after the hearing and ran out of the courthouse to avoid reporters."

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More background on the case.

 U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald leaves office, Media portrays Fitzgerald as fearless crime fighter, Patrick Fitzgerald protected Obama delayed Blagojevich prosecution

  Posted on

“Patrick Fitzgerald’s office knew from an informant and wiretaps beginning in December of 2003 that there was corruption in Blagojevich’s administration. The Chicago Tribune on October 25, 2005 reported about a federal grand jury investigation of the Blagojevich administration. The Chicago Tribune on August 5, 2006 reported that Stuart Levine was cooperating with the federal investigation. Stuart Levine was the key witness in Operation Board Games.
Why wasn’t Rod Blagojevich, Governor of IL, prosecuted before Tony Rezko, a businessman?
Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells
“Patrick Fitzgerald stated after the Blagojevich arrest: ‘I was not going to wait until March or April or May to get it all nice and tidy’
‘I think that would be irresponsible.’
Fitzgerald did wait to arrest Blagojevich and there are other words to describe his actions. Criminal, conspiracy and Chicago pay to play.”…Citizen Wells
“Antoin Rezko, …recently received a sentence of 126 months’ imprisonment for corrupt activity that he engaged in directly with Blagojevich or with  Blagojevich’s tacit approval. Yet, Rezko: (a) held no elected office of trust;”…Patrick Fitzgerald’s Government Sentencing Memorandum

“The people in power,the first thing they have to do,they have to get control of the media.The perfect example was my case.The main person that I attempted to give information on,the person who was in charge of a lot of things the person who was able to pick all the judges,was one of my main targets.While he also happens to be the same person who’s able to give out all the money ,in the city, he’s Chairman of Finance Committee in Chicago.He was able to hire the U.S. Attorney who was supposed to prosecute him,pay him huge sums of money and he never got prosecuted.There was no explanation as to why he didn’t .He just was not prosecuted.To this day he continues there in that same position where he’s able to pick all the judges,he’s Chairman of the Democratic Judicial Slating Committee.He picks all the judges in Chicago.After I reported what I did and it was out there,that he was fixing murder cases and molesting cases, himself and his wife.His wife afterwards was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court where she sits today.When she ran for re-election nobody dared oppose her.I mean that’s the basic problem with Chicago and why Chicago will not change,because the people in charge are the most powerful people,have the media in their pockets.”…FBI Informant and attorney Robert Cooley

With all of the attention on the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, the sad state of the economy and the 2012 elections, Patrick Fitzgerald left his post with the US Justice Department with glowing remarks from the mainstream media.
From the Chicago SunTimes June 29, 2012.

“After 11 years as U.S. attorney in Chicago, Fitzgerald steps aside”
“The relentless U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois ended his 11-year run as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor Friday, retiring from an office that brought countless criminals to justice.
“I think his legacy will be that he raised the bar of what it means to be a U.S. Attorney in Chicago. It’s a great office with a great history. Pat came from outside and over 10 years built upon that history to leave the office better than he found it,” said Zachary Fardon, who prosecuted former Gov. George Ryan under Fitzgerald and now is a defense lawyer.
“He did that through hard work, but most important was his purity of intentions, the earnestness of his convictions, and his kindness of heart, all of which motivated everyone around him to be better. That’s hard to act to follow.”
The end of Fitzgerald’s run was a sprint to the finish.
On Thursday, his office announced a significant public corruption investigation against two former elected officials — Joseph Mario Moreno and Ambrosio Medrano.
Last week, the FBI arrested Raghuveer Nayak, a political fund-raiser who was a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich corruption case as well as a man close to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.”
“Under Fitzgerald’s tenure, the state saw the dismantling of the power structures beneath two governors and then the convictions of the governors themselves — Ryan, a Republican, and Blagojevich, a Democrat.”

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The attempted sale of Obama's old Senate Seat will not be vigorously investigated or prosecuted. Jessie Jackson Jr., Valerie Jarrett and other connected Democrats are above the law. Progressive, and predictable.

 





Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MN Secretary Of State Mark Ritchie- Against ID, For Widespread Fraud

State worker accused of drivers license, Social Security fraud

by Tom Lyden by Shelby Capacio Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:00 PM CDT Updated: Jul 16, 2012 9:08 PM CDT State worker accused of drivers license, Social Security fraud

"One day after the FOX 9 Investigators reported that as many as 24,000 Minnesota drivers licenses may be frauds, a state employee working in Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's department appeared in court to face charges that she fraudulently obtained a drivers license and housing assistance.

Democrat Farm Labor- Long Time Lefty Mark Ritchie
A federal indictment was unsealed on Monday, revealing that a 53-year-old Woodbury woman who works as an administrative assistant in the Secretary of State's Office has been accused of using an alternate identity to receive more than $18,000 in low-income housing help from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development."

Who is this Lady and what ways did she use her new Identity?
"The charging documents say Oluremi George, a native of Nigeria and naturalized citizen, lied about her income and used the fraudulent Social Security number four times between 2008 and 2011, and she also obtained a drivers license in 2009.
Prosecutors claim George also previously submitted a passport application under the name Ayoola with the fraudulent Social Security number in July of 2007."
 Did She Vote?
"FOX 9 News checked to see if Victoria Ayoola had voted in recent elections, and it appears that she did; however, she did not use her legitimate identity to vote. "

Where else does this lead?
 Investigators: 10,000 Minn. drivers licenses canceled in possible fraud

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -
"For an identity thief, a legitimate, valid Minnesota driver's license under an assumed name is the Holy Grail.
Get one of these you have it made: credit card and mortgage fraud. Get stopped by a cop, hop on an airplane, no problem.
And while we may think a driver's license is the gold standard for identity, come to find out there are tens of thousands of very real DLs for very fake people."

 What could possibly happen on Mark Ritchie's watch?
"Of these 24,000 driver's licenses, about 10,000 have been canceled. Beyond that, not much else has been done. Not a single name has been given yet to the Department of Human Services to check for welfare or food stamp fraud, and no names have been given or the Secretary of State to check against the voter rolls.
And what about criminal prosecution? Well, that is a very good question.
"All I can say we've referred 5,500 cases to an agency who can take any action necessary," Neville said.
But the state won't say which law enforcement agency, and the FOX 9 Investigators could only find a handful of prosecutions.
Those include people like Edward Sistrunk, aka Antonio Andolini, convicted last month for mail fraud and identity theft. He had state ID cards and Minnesota driver's licenses under at least nine different names.
Under one identity alone he got 10,381 in benefits from Hennepin County Human Services and another $1,190 in housing assistance from Anoka County. He used those real IDs to get credit cards, counterfeit checks, and even other IDs in South Dakota."

Same day voter registration fraud and the Sec of State
 "According to MN Secretary of State information, after the 2008 presidential election, about 26,000 postal verification cards sent to same day voter registrants were returned as undeliverable…no such person or no such address. Meantime, their votes were cast and counted! In total, during the 2008 calendar year, about 38,000 were returned as undeliverable." Exposing Our Vote, Our Future’s misinformation campaign 

Voter ID - Recommended by the Carter-Ford Commission & Long Overdue
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 Mark Ritchie currently has used his power of Secretary of State to change the ballot title to 2 Amendments to the State Constitution.  He altered the title to the Voter ID Amendment, which he opposes, and the Marriage is between a man and woman Amendment. He also opposes it. As mentioned in the previous blog, the Governor Dayton, his family and influential friends  have given the most to oppose the Marriage Amendment.

  Mn State Statute
204D.15 PINK BALLOT; FORM; DISTRIBUTION; SAMPLE BALLOT.

        Subdivision 1. Titles for constitutional amendments. The secretary of state shall provide an appropriate title for each question printed on the pink ballot. The title shall be approved by the attorney general, and shall consist of not more than one printed line above the question to which it refers. At the top of the ballot just below the heading, a conspicuous notice shall be printed stating that a voter’s failure to vote on a constitutional amendment has the effect of a negative vote.
        Subd. 2. Repealed, 1997 c 147 s 79
        Subd. 3. Sample pink ballot. Four weeks before the state general election the secretary of state shall file sample copies of the pink ballot in the secretary of state’s office for public inspection. Three weeks before the state general election the secretary of state shall mail sample copies of the pink ballot to each county auditor. Each auditor shall post the sample ballot in a conspicuous place in the auditor’s office. 204D.15 PINK BALLOT; FORM; DISTRIBUTION; SAMPLE BALLOT.--Subdivision 1. Titles for constitutional amendments.

*The statute clearly applies to a question WITHOUT a Title, not a power to SUBSTITUTE a Title* 

Marriage Amendment Lawsuit-Minnesota for Marriage

It is now time for Mark Ritchie to step down and the FBI and Federal Election Commission to investigate the Secretary of States Office and to monitor the next election. ( R) Norm Coleman won on election day by 215 votes in 2008 but lost by 312 votes to Al Franken after recount. Just another example of the 'friend of the New Party'  Mark Ritchie's meddling in elections

#markritchie #MNsecretaryofstate #alfranken #markdayton #voterid #gaymarriage #ballottitles #amendments #MNConstitution #driverslicensefraud #socialsecurityfraud #benefitsfraud #secretaryofstatesoffice #minnesota #newparty











Monday, July 9, 2012

MN Sec. of State Mark Ritchie Alters 2nd Ballot Amendment Title for Election 2012

Leftist Sec. of State Mark Ritchie Alters 2nd Ballot Amendment Title for Election 2012

 The following stories show the Democrats will stoop to any level to change the result of an election. The change made to the wording of  the marriage amendment ballot title is the most egregious. Just compare the Title to the wording of the Amendment. Here is the story as reported by the local news after this little background on Mark Ritchie,Voter ID and ballots from @kstp
04/14/2012
"Thrust into the partisan hothouse of back-to-back statewide recounts, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie went out of his way to take on a referee persona despite the "D" after his name. But on the voter ID constitutional amendment now headed to the November ballot, he's openly taken a side.
Ritchie has steadily increased his opposition as the proposal advanced, to the point of arguing it will deprive voters of their rights. In the process, he has drawn blowback from Republicans and other supporters of the voting-law change, who accuse the state's top elections officer of going too far.
Ritchie acknowledged that he's stepped outside of his default "stay out" approach to politics."
Sec. of State Ritchie Steps into Voter ID Battle  
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Mark Ritchie Alters Title for Voter Photo ID Amendment

Created: 07/09/2012 12:53 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Rolander
Mark Ritchie Alters Title for Voter Photo ID Amendment

'Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has reworked the title for a constitutional amendment seeking to impose a photo ID requirement for voting.

The state elections chief announced in a news release Monday that the ballot question would carry the following title: "Changes to In-Person & Absentee Voting & Voter Registration; Provisional Ballots."

Sponsors of the measure had set the title previously as "Photo Identification Required for Voting."

The announcement comes as Ritchie, a Democrat, was sued for substituting a title on the amendment to define marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman.
Backers of the amendment object to his reworked title and say he is casting their measure in a negative light and overstepping bounds by crafting his own.

Ritchie has declined comment.'

(The new title doesn't even mention ID requirement)
My Voter ID Blog
Voter ID - Recommended by the Carter-Ford Commission & Long Overdue

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 Mark Ritchie Sets New Marriage Amendment Ballot Title

Created: 06/28/2012 12:04 PM KSTP.com By: Lauren Radomski 

excerpt-

Mark Ritchie Sets New Marriage Amendment Ballot Title

"Ritchie's title language was approved earlier this month by Attorney General Lori Swanson, a fellow Democrat.
Ritchie said he had the power to change the title because Gov. Mark Dayton, also a Democrat, vetoed the legislation that originally proposed the amendment. The measure still made it on the ballot because in Minnesota, proposed constitutional amendments only need to be approved by a majority in the Legislature - not the governor.
That legislation was approved in the Republican-controlled Legislature, and Dayton has acknowledged that his veto was symbolic."

 Ballot title changed from:
"Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman."
To:
"Limiting the Status of Marriage to Opposite Sex Couples."

No loaded words like" limiting", marriage as a status and the nice pc phrase opposite sex couples. Which phrase applies better to the description on the ballot below?

"Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?
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 Created: 07/09/2012 11:32 AM KSTP.com by Scott Theisen

New Titles of Minn. Ballot Measures Stir Backlash

"Those words are definitely considered negative and misleading, and I believe they're created to sway the voter," said Limmer, who sponsored the same-sex marriage bill placing the issue before voters.
  
 Limmer said the new language is faulty because state law already defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The substitute title, he said, creates the impression that the state's posture toward marriage is changing.  New Titles of Minn. Ballot Measures Stir Backlash 
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 Follow the money:
Marriage amendment opponents raise $3.1 million since January

Marriage amendment opponents raise $3.1 million since January    

Posted at 1:09 PM on June 19, 2012 by Catharine Richert

"Minnesotans United for All Families has attracted some big-name support, including Gov. Mark Dayton, who is hosting a gay pride reception today.
Indeed, the Dayton name is spattered throughout the finance report. Dayton's sons Andrew and Eric earlier this month pledged $200,000 in matching funds. According to the report, the two contributed more than $25,000 each to the group, and other members of the Dayton family donated as well.
Meanwhile, William Messinger, the current husband of Dayton's ex-wife Alida Messinger, donated $10,200 to the cause.
Alida Messinger, the daughter of John D. Rockefeller III, is a prominent liberal donor who played an instrumental role in getting Dayton elected in 2010. Minnesotans United for All Families received a donation of $15,000 from the Rockefeller Family Fund; Eric Dayton serves as one of the fund's trustees, according to a 2010 federal tax document."




Once you investigate Mark Ritchie, his connection as 'friend' of the New Party, Barack Obama's membership in the New Party, felons for Franken, Soros's secretary of state project and the last election disaster,  this meddling and its purposes will be clear. The democrats can only deceive, game and abuse the system to further their agenda.


#minoritarian #culturalmarxism #ballotmanipulation #markritchie #markdayton #voterid #marriageamendment #newparty

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Harry Reid's No-Budget Game - Barry'd in Debt

The U.S. Government's fiscal year starts on October 1. Fiscal Year for US Gov't

Please keep that fact in mind when you read about Harry Reid and the democrats gaming the budget systems to AVOID ANY ACCOUNTABILITY for the Economic Disaster caused by the DEMOCRATS.and the performance of the POTUS and his  economic 'team'. The Election is now months away after years without a budget.

In the next article, TPM plays  semantics with constitutional  requirements for a budget versus appropriating or spending the money. 
The Truth Behind The GOP’s ‘1000 Days Without A Budget’ Canard
 In the narrowest technical sense, Republicans are right — Senate Democrats haven’t passed a “budget resolution” since 2009. And it’s true that a big part of the reason for the delay is that vulnerable Democrats don’t want to associate themselves with a tax-and-spending plan that will, by necessity, envisage high deficits, some tax increases, and unpopular spending cuts, for years to come

But the much more important fact Republicans have left out is that the Senate passed a budget on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis last summer — one that unlike an annual “budget resolution” has the force of law behind it. The Budget Control Act — the law that resolved the debt limit fight — set binding appropriations caps for this fiscal year and the next and instituted a mechanism to contain spending on domestic discretionary programs — education, research, community health programs and the like — through the next decade. 

The author calls the argument of a 1000 plus days without a budget  a canard, when he never addresses the constitutionality of the Budget Control Act, a super panel of congressman etc. Just as Obamacare and the mandate isn't constitutional, neither is the budget control act in regards to process and powers. The Budget Control Act Of 2011 Violates Constitutional Order

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Harry Reid loses procedural ruling on budget vote Harry Reid loses procedural ruling on budget vote
From Politico
"The Senate’s chief referee has issued a key ruling against Majority Leader Harry Reid, POLITICO has learned — a move expected to bring unwanted election-year pressure on the Nevada Democrat to act on politically dicey budget bills.
Newly appointed Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, whom Reid recommended for the job, has decided that last summer’s deal on the debt ceiling and spending caps does not preclude the Senate from taking up other budget resolutions this year. The ruling could force vulnerable Democrats to cast tough votes that hurt them in November, a situation Reid and other leaders are eager to avoid as they work to protect their fragile majority."

"Democratic aides have dismissed the ruling as irrelevant, arguing that the historic debt deal already serves as a legally binding budget."

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 Cnn reports
May 16, 2012|From Ted Barrett, CNN Senior Congressional Producer
Senate's all-day budget debate dominated by politics

 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opened the debate by accusing Democrats of being "irresponsible" for not passing a formal budget this year. "If you're looking for a simple, three-word description of the Democrat approach to the problems we face, it's this: duck and cover. They don't have a budget of their own. They're going to vote against their own president's budget later today and they're going to vote against every budget Republicans put up."

 "Republicans commandeered the floor by taking advantage of a seldom-used Senate rule that allows any senator to offer a budget if the Budget Committee has not passed a budget resolution by April 1.
In this case, Republicans called up five budgets: one that closely mirrored President Obama's budget proposal submitted earlier this year; another, authored by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, which the House approved; and three from very conservative senators aimed at making drastic reductions to entitlements costs, government spending and taxes.
Romney, GOP try to shift focus to deficit

Going into the day, everyone knew none of the bills would get the 51 votes needed to succeed.
 
And, as Republicans had calculated, the president's budget got zero yes votes, providing Republicans with the political ammunition they sought for the campaign trail this year.

The House Republican budget got 41 Republican votes and zero Democratic votes. Five Republicans, including Sen. Scott Brown who is facing a tough re-election fight in Massachusetts, voted against it.

A proposal from Sen. Pat Toomey, R- Pennsylvania, that would balance the budget in eight years got 42 Republican votes and no Democratic votes.

A proposal from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, that would cut eliminate several cabinet agencies -- including Commerce, Education, Housing and Urban Developments and Energy -- only got 16 votes.

And a proposal from Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, which would institute a flat tax, raise the eligibility age for Social Security, and repeal "Obamacare" only got 17 votes.

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Harry Reid: Tax Deal Unlikely Before Elections

 By Meredith Shiner Roll Call Staff May 22, 2012, 11:57 a.m. 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) indicated that he does not see a way to reach bipartisan agreement on deficit reduction or taxes before the November elections.

Reid, in a terse letter, was responding to a letter signed by 41 Senate Republicans that demanded immediate action on extending Bush-era tax cuts that expire at the end of this year.
In his letter, Reid suggested that the GOP Senators’ concerns were not legitimate unless they agreed to compromise on a deficit reduction package that includes tax increases on the wealthy and corporations.
“Unfortunately, it appears that Republicans’ blind adherence to Tea Party extremism is making it impossible to reach this sort of balanced agreement before the election,” Reid wrote

Harry Reid on the Bush Tax Cuts 07/18/2012

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 The fiscal year starts on Oct 1, 2012 and King Harry Reid is going to vote on budgetary matters after the NOVEMBER election. The Democrats abuse the parliamentarian's ruling to pass Obamacare as a budget item, then ignore the rulings on budgets when inconvenient. 

 Yes, King Harry Reid and Emperor Obama, we get the  budget games. Increase discretionary spending and rack up huge debts to FORCE A PERMANENT REDUCTION IN MILITARY SPENDING and RAISE TAXES on the productive. Automatic dollar for dollar cuts and autopilot "pseudo-budgets"  to provide political cover for your cronyism, graft, corruption and collusion. CBRs, extracongressional committees and ignoring parliamentary rules, when convenient, prove the Democrats under Obama and Reid never intended to truly account for their spending, gaming the system for their agenda. All phony, progressive politics.  

 U.S. National Debt Clock

US Debt Clock July 8 2012
One Billion Dollars in $100 Dollar Bills. Weighs 10 tons.

 US Debt Visualized in $100 Bills

 No American Debt

  • When President Obama took office in 2009 the U.S. Debt = $9.986 trillion
  • When President Bush took office in 2001 the U.S. Debt = $5.629 trillion
What does 15 trillion dollars look like in 100 dollar bills?


 

#harryreid #budgettimmicks #barackobama #15trilliondollars #budgets #cbr #parliamentarian


The Crooked Chauvinist Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

       Election Law and Equal Opportunity - The Crooked Chauvinist  Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid 

Some under the radar news for Dem. Harry Reid in June of 2012:

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Indictment caps lobbyist Harvey Whittemore’s 

               dramatic fall from grace

Sunday, June 10, 2012 | 2 a.m.

"The indictment said he crossed the line when he went to help raise money for a federal official.
In February 2007, Whittemore met with an elected official from Nevada, only identified in the indictment as “Federal Elected Official 1,” in Las Vegas, according to the federal indictment. FEC records suggest Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the elected official.
Whittemore, the indictment said, “agreed to act as a fundraiser to collect a target amount of $150,000 in campaign contributions for Committee B.”
The indictment says that in March 2007, Whittemore solicited employees of his company and their spouses to make the maximum donations to federal candidates, about $4,600 for individuals or $9,200 for couples.
Defense attorney John Arrascada, left, with Harvey Whittemore June 7, 2012
Whittemore is accused of then reimbursing the individuals through personal checks and wire transfers from his personal account, according to the indictment. Whittemore “attempted to conceal the reimbursements to various employees ... by verbally characterizing them as bonuses.”
Whittemore paid $5,000 to an individual who contributed $4,600 and $10,000 to a couple that contributed $9,200, the indictment said.
In total, Whittemore and his associates contributed about $138,000 to the campaign.
Although he is named nowhere in the indictment, campaign contribution reports indicate Reid received nearly $150,000 — a tally calculated by Sun columnist Jon Ralston — from Whittemore and his associates on a single day in March 2007."
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That was some of June for Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, What was May like?
 Senator Harry Reid's War on Women 


Obama makes NRC nomination over Reid opposition

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 3:48 p.m.
President Barack Obama nominated Kristine L. Svinicki for a new term on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday despite objections from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Svinicki has been caught in a dispute over NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko, a former Reid aide who has been accused of intimidation and bullying. Svinicki has served on the NRC since 2008. In December, she and other commission members told Congress that Jaczko had created a tense workplace and that women felt especially threatened.
Harry Reid - King of the Senate
Svinicki, a nuclear engineer and former Senate aide, is one of two Republicans and the only woman on the five-member commission. Jaczko, a Democrat, has called the accusations "categorically untrue."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called for Svinicki's prompt confirmation.
Reid, D-Nev., has said previously that he opposed her nomination. His office declined to comment Tuesday.
Republican lawmakers have been pressuring the White House to renominate Svincki and have expressed dismay that her job appeared in jeopardy rather than's Jaczko's.
McConnell called Svinicki "one of the world's leading experts on nuclear safety" and said she has served with distinction on the commission for four years.........

Followed by this


Update 05/21/2012


Embattled Head of Nuke Agency to Step Down

The head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will resign once a successor is confirmed to run the nuclear safety agency.
NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko said in a statement Monday that he plans to continue efforts to ensure public safety "in a different forum."
His resignation comes after fellow NRC commissioners publicly described Jaczko as acting as a bully.  And Jaczko's announcement comes less than two weeks after Senate Environment and Public Works Committee staff members were told of a pending NRC inspector general's report that expanded on the allegations that Jaczko was bullying staff. were. Last month, Jaczko "categorically" denied that he had been aggressive particularly against women.

Jaczko led the NRC as its chief spokesman while the agency responded last year to a nuclear meltdown in Japan 

Embattled Head of Nuke Agency to Step Down 

Among the report’s findings:

  • Jaczko and his staff used political considerations to try to intimidate and influence other Democratic commissioners’ votes on matters related to Yucca Mountain.

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See how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pads the stats on the filibuster and creates the 'obstructionist Republicans MEMESenate Democrats Choose Dysfunction OVER Solutions


The URS Corporation  cronyism with Dianne Feinnstein and Harry Reid's unethical or illegal conduct wont be disclosed or discussed  by the fourth-estate/fifth-column. Other Obama operatives like Jesse Jackson Jr. and superbundler  Jon Corzine also remain well below the radar. The Democrat Party is a model of corruption and the leftist media a model of deception. Harry Reid and his state was paid for the Yucca mountain project that he never intended to openYucca Mountain cost estimate rises to $96 billion This is just two months in Harry Reid's rule. Did someone say land deals? This cant be a story, after all  I am  #justablogger



 Harry Reid


By Harry Reid standards, I have an airtight case

Romney releases 2011 tax return-20-year average tax rate-20.2 percent over the past 20 years


#urscorp #diannefeinstein #tcot #yuccamountain #harryreid #committees #democrats #oversight #ethics #crokked #chauvinist




Saturday, July 7, 2012

Strawmen and Censorship at Think Progress Org

 False Comparisons & Censorship at Think Progress Org


Texas Voter ID Law, Which Accepts Gun Licenses But Not Student IDs, Challenged In Court

Nice headline. More of the usual nonsense at Thinkprogress.org. Loaded, false premise headlines to make a non-argument that ends in playing the race-card.  The article at thinkprogress also has a comment section, full of the circular logic of the leftists, and heavily censored. I started with a link on Voter ID  at the Carter Ford Commission and their recommendations for better elections. I replied to another comment, and after that, ALL my further posts are blocked and disappear. CENSORED 

Here is the requirement to get a Gun License in Texas-
' Under State law TXDPS must conduct a fingerprint based State and FBI Criminal History background check as part of the application process for both original and renewal applicants'

All Original CHL applicants are required to submit fingerprints to TXDPS as part of the complete CHL application. CHL applicants must submit electronic fingerprints regardless of whether the applicant submits a paper application or an online application.
Original CHL applicants must continue to sign the CHL-6 "Photo Holder/ID Signature" form and return it with two (2) passport photos regardless of the method used for fingerprinting; however, signatures are not required on the back of the photos. (Note: The photo taken at the time of electronic fingerprinting is for identification purposes only and will NOT be used for application purposes.) Texas Dept of Public Safey - Gun Licensing Now Compare that process to a student ID.

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Texas Voter ID Law, Which Accepts Gun Licenses But Not Student IDs, Challenged In Court

 By Aviva Shen on Jul 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

 'On Monday, the Department of Justice and the Texas Legislature will square off in court over Texas’ contentious voter ID law. A three-judge U.S. District Court panel will hear the case, which could challenge the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Texas is one of nine states that must get any changes to their election law cleared by the DOJ under the Voting Rights Act due to a history of discrimination. Texas flunked the test; as Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas E. Perez wrote in his letter to the Director of Elections, “According to the state’s own data, a Hispanic registered voter is at least 46.5 percent, and potentially 120.0 percent, more likely than a non-Hispanic registered voter to lack this identification.
The law, SB 14, requires voters to show one of a very narrow list of government-issued documents, excluding Social Security, Medicaid, or student ID cards. Gun licenses, however, are acceptable.
The DOJ found that Texas’s SB 14 will “disenfranchise at least 600,000 voters who currently lack necessary photo identification and that minority registered voters will be disproportionately affected by the law.”
As of the 2010 Census, non-Hispanic whites have become the minority in Texas, shrinking to 45.3% of the population from 52.4%, while Latinos accounted for 65% of Texas’s population growth over the past decade.
But Latinos are not the only people hurt by the restrictive bill. People who want to vote but don’t have an ID will have to pay a fee to get one, like Jessica Cohen, whose story ThinkProgress documented in November. After she lost her identification during a robbery, the only way to get a voter ID was to pay a fee to Missouri officials in order to obtain her birth certificate.
On Monday, Texas will defend the law as a necessary measure to prevent voter fraud. Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) argued that “Texas has a responsibility to ensure elections are fair, beyond reproach and accurately reflect the will of voters.” But the San Antonio Express-News reported that fewer than five “illegal voting” complaints involving voter impersonations were filed with the Texas Attorney General’s Office from the 2008 and 2010 general elections in which more than 13 million voters participated.
The Texas voter ID law isn’t the first the DOJ has had to combat. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder noted,
“The past two years have brought nearly two dozen new state laws and executive orders, from more than a dozen states, that could make it significantly harder for eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012.”'


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Leftists are left with the RACE-HUSTLE for Obama2012
 From the Carter Ford Commission:
 Second, to make sure that a person arriving at a polling site is the same one who is named on the list, we propose a uniform system of voter identification based on the "REAL ID card" or an equivalent for people without a drivers license. To prevent the ID from being a barrier to voting, we recommend that states use the registration and ID process to enfranchise more voters than ever. States should play an affirmative role in reaching out to non-drivers by providing more offices, including mobile ones, to register voters and provide photo IDs free of charge. There is likely to be less discrimination against minorities if there is a single, uniform ID, than if poll workers can apply multiple standards. In addition, we suggest procedural and institutional safeguards to make sure that the rights of citizens are not abused and that voters will not be disenfranchised because of an ID requirement. We also propose that voters who do not have a photo ID during a transitional period receive a provisional ballot that would be counted if their signature is verified.

An ID was the recommendation for the Jimmy Carter and James Baker led commission.
Were you surprised to find out that 100 democracies have voter id but that fact is NEVER mentioned in the leftist media?





 The hustle is all the progressives and leftists have. Rule by fiat, divide by class or color  and conquer the truth with messaging from your Leftist media surrogates. 



#thinkprogress #censorship #georgesoros #opensociety #obama2012 #voterid #sockpuppets #commentsectioncensorship #thinkprogressorg





Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Voter ID - Recommended by the Carter-Ford Commission & Long Overdue

 Here are a few excerpts from this 2005 Report on Election Reform. The report backs the argument requiring Voter ID is overdue and necessary. A country should value the vote of the citizens and even a poor country like Mexico has a Voter ID.  Mexico's national voter IDs part of culture 



 Building Confidence in U.S. Elections Report of the Commission on Federal Election Reform September 2005

'Our Commission on Federal Election Reform was formed to recommend ways to raise confidence in the electoral system. Many Americans thought that one report — the Carter-Ford Commission — and one law — the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) — would be enough to fix the system. It isn’t. In this report, we seek to build on the historic achievement of HAVA and put forward a bold set of proposals to modernize our electoral system.'
 
'Still, our entire Commission is united in the view that electoral reform is essential and that our recommended package of proposals represents the best way to modernize our electoral system. We urge all Americans, including the legislative and executive branches of government at all levels, to recognize the urgency of election reform and to seriously consider the comprehensive approach outlined herein.
We present this report because we believe the time for acting to improve our election system is now.'
Jimmy Carter  James A. Baker, III
Co-Chairs of the Commission on Federal Election Reform

' Second, to make sure that a person arriving at a polling site is the same one who is named on the list, we propose a uniform system of voter identification based on the "REAL ID card" or an equivalent for people without a drivers license. To prevent the ID from being a barrier to voting, we recommend that states use the registration and ID process to enfranchise more voters than ever. States should play an affirmative role in reaching out to non-drivers by providing more offices, including mobile ones, to register voters and provide photo IDs free of charge. There is likely to be less discrimination against minorities if there is a single, uniform ID, than if poll workers can apply multiple standards. In addition, we suggest procedural and institutional safeguards to make sure that the rights of citizens are not abused and that voters will not be disenfranchised because of an ID requirement. We also propose that voters who do not have a photo ID during a transitional period receive a provisional ballot that would be counted if their signature is verified.'.

"..Commission recommends that states use "REAL ID" cards for voting purposes. The REAL ID Act, signed into law in May 2005, requires states to verify each individual’s full legal name, date of birth, address, Social Security number, and U.S. citizenship before the individual is issued a driver’s license or personal ID card. The REAL ID is a logical vehicle because the National Voter Registration Act established a connection between obtaining a driver’s license and registering to vote. The REAL ID card adds two critical elements for voting — proof of citizenship and verification by using the full Social Security number."

 To improve ballot integrity, we propose that federal, state, and local prosecutors issue public reports on their investigations of election fraud, and we recommend federal legislation to deter or prosecute systemic efforts to deceive or intimidate voters. States should not discourage legal voter registration or get-out-the-vote activities, but they need to do more to prevent voter registration and absentee ballot fraud.'

 'Finally, we recommend strengthening and restructuring the system by which elections have been administered in our country. We propose that the EAC and state election management bodies be reconstituted on a nonpartisan basis to become more independent and effective. We cannot build confidence in elections if secretaries of state responsible for certifying votes are simultaneously chairing political campaigns, and the EAC cannot undertake the additional responsibilities recommended by this report, including critical research, without gaining additional funds and support.'

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 Other Links on Voter ID  Voter ID Does NOT Equal Disenfranchisement


 The Battle of Athens Tenn 1946

#newparty #markritchie #secretaryofstateproject #soros #ballottitle #voterid #carterfordcommission

University of Minnesota Duluth Loses with Race-Hustle for Obama 2012


UMD Withdraws Support of 'UnFair Campaign'

By: Jennie Olson Updated: 07/04/2012 8:26 AM @kstp

A state university says it's suspending its membership with the “Un-Fair Campaign.”

The campaign is a public service announcement running in Duluth that focuses on white privilege. The PSA argues that it’s hard for white people to see racism since they enjoy privileges others do not.


The University of Minnesota Duluth said last week that the campaign was divisive, but yesterday it went even further, saying it alienated alumni, supporters, and other people in Duluth.

 

 

 

 
Same Coalition of the Left for Obama 2012-  The Race Hustle



 YWCA and AFL-CIO launches War on White Women 

 

 



MN UN-FAIR Video

Professor of Victimology




Tuesday, July 3, 2012

U.S. 'Ally' Pakistan ReOpens A TOLL ROAD for NATO Troops in Afghanistan

Pakistan: NATO supply deal looking more likely

  Excerpted

Monday, July 2, 2012 | 9:13 a.m.
'U.S. and Pakistani officials expressed optimism Monday that Islamabad was close to reopening its Afghan border to NATO troop supplies after a 7-month blockade, a move that could significantly reduce tension between the two countries.

 The tussle over the supply line, which Pakistan closed in November in retaliation for American airstrikes that killed 24 of its troops, has driven the bilateral relationship to new lows, threatening U.S. prospects in Afghanistan.'

 'The latest trip was a prime example of how "quiet diplomacy can play a significant role to get things done," the official said.
The U.S. addressed Pakistan's demands for higher transit fees by sweetening the deal with extensive road construction projects, the American official said, without providing specific figures.
Before the November attack, Pakistan was charging the U.S. $250 per truck. Afterward, Pakistan demanded $5,000 and the U.S. countered with $500. It's unclear where the deal stands now.'
 Pakistan: NATO supply deal looking more likely 

BBC NOW REPORTS 

'Islamabad confirmed it would not raise transit fees when the lines re-open. US officials say the existing charge of $250 (£160) per truck will not change - Washington had baulked at a Pakistani demand for $5,000 per container to let supplies flow again.'  Pakistan allows Nato convoys to Afghanistan to resume
' Reports suggest the US may now release over $1bn in funding to Pakistan's military.'

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 Background:
; According to a Pentagon report released in December, U.S. and Afghan troops came under fire from across the Pakistani border while conducting a night operation. After a show of force by U.S. aircraft launching flares, the shooting continued, the report said, and the aircraft attacked the enemy positions, killing 24 troops. Miscommunication and reluctance by U.S. commanders to fully report troop positions to the Pakistani military helped lead to the deaths, the report said.
The report also concluded that the U.S. troops who did the fighting “acted in self defense and with appropriate force after being fired upon.”
The Pentagon stands by the report, and Clinton’s statement that the United States is sorry for the deaths of the Pakistani soldiers does not contradict the earlier assessment, Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby said Tuesday.
“None of this today changes what we previously said with respect to the incident,” Kirby said '

Pakistan reopens supply routes after Clinton says 'sorry'

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'The opening of the routes promises to save billions of dollars as the U.S. prepares to draw down its presence in Afghanistan. The need to bring supplies through northern routes and by air has added $100 million a month in expenses, Panetta estimated last month' Pakistan reopens supply routes after Clinton says 'sorry'


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This alleged ally, that was hiding Osama Bin Laden for YEARS among other treachery, now extorts a toll while receiving billions in aid from our country. A great new deal for Pakistan, for attacking our troops. Well done Barack Obama Administration. The movie is some more history on the event, and the following links announce the new agreement and the response from the taliban.


  U.S. talked with Pakistan before fatal airstrike killed 24 pakis 'on Afghan soil'

#pakistan #afghanistan #nato #supplyroute #tollroad #trollroad #trolls 


Clinton apologizes to Pakistan for airstrike deaths, says supply lines to re-open 

Clinton apologizes to Pakistan for airstrike deaths, says supply lines to re-open

7/03/2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized Tuesday for the NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year -- and announced that Pakistan has in turn agreed to re-open supply lines into Afghanistan that have been closed since the incident.

And of course the expected headline to Follow the Announcement

MIRAMSHAH: The Pakistani Taliban threatened late Tuesday to attack Nato supply trucks and kill its drivers if they tried to resume supplies to troops in Afghanistan, a spokesman said

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Progressive Agenda: The Foundations of Success

  Updated: Sun., Jul. 1, 2012, 3:23 AM

Poll says: Gop sucks

Last Updated: 3:23 AM, July 1, 2012
Posted: 10:17 PM, June 30, 2012
Old joke: Guy tells his friend, “Guess what? My new girlfriend is a virgin.” The friend says, “How do you know she’s a virgin?” Guy says, “She told me.” The friend replies, “How do you know she’s not lying?” First guy says, “Virgins never lie.” 
That circular reasoning, UCLA poli-sci professor Tim Groseclose points out in his book, “Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind,” is the kind of thing you hear from otherwise intelligent, even scientific-minded liberals when it comes to the kinds of stories that turn up in popular media outlets such as CBS, CNN or The New York Times.
Groseclose measured the extent to which these outlets mentioned liberal vs. conservative think tanks in their coverage and found a pronounced bias toward the left. A colleague of Groseclose’s to whom he mentioned this said, essentially, “So what? Those liberal think tanks are more reputable than the conservative ones.” And how did he know this? Because, er, they were the ones that were so often quoted on CBS, CNN or in The New York Times.

 Andrew Gavin Marshall - Tax-free foundations as a vehicle for transforming vast fortunes into political and social control
The crux of Groseclose’s book, which came out in paperback earlier this year, is seconded by this summer’s “The New Leviathan: How the Left-Wing Money Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America’s Future” by David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin.
Horowitz and Laksin explore the world of foundation money, where it came from, where it goes and what it does. Philanthropic organizations such as the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and their equivalents with names like Heinz, Rockefeller, Carnegie and Mellon tend to support left-wing causes. The financial assets of the 115 major tax-exempt foundations of the left, says Laskin, added up to $104.56 billion — more than 10 times the size of the war chest held by their ideological opposite numbers on the right.
We owe to Hillary Clinton the deathless term “vast right-wing conspiracy,” a sobriquet she used to ridicule reports that her husband might have had an inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

 Norman Dodd- Congressional Investigator on Foundations and their Agenda

The evidence is ample, though, that when it comes to weaving an intricate web of money and influence, the left is far more successful than the right.
Measuring the nation’s most influential news sources, for instance, Groseclose agrees that the Drudge Report and Fox News’s “Special Report” are far to the right of the rest — but in absolute terms, they are near the middle of the road (along with “Good Morning America” and “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer”). The Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, Washington Post and New York and L.A. Times are all at least as far left as Connecticut’s fairly liberal Joe Lieberman.
Groseclose is careful to point out that, in his analysis, the mainstream media do not make up facts. They don’t report lies. The bias is in the kinds of stories they do and don’t do, the kinds of experts they quote, how much prominence they are given and how they’re identified.
In an illustrative Los Angeles Times report on the size of the black student body at UCLA (after California outlawed consideration of race in state-college admissions), the reporter quoted five liberal supporters of affirmative action (none of whom was identified with an ideological label) and one opponent (who was stamped, correctly, as “conservative”). The conservative was given two paragraphs to make his case. His views were accurately summarized. But the liberals were awarded 17 paragraphs.
Newspapers don’t typically ask journalists what party they belong to. They don’t have to. Journalism is a field that attracts liberals.
So does philanthropy. In “New Leviathan,” Horowitz and Laksin discover that foundations don’t necessarily seek out liberal officers. They look for “nonideological” experts and experienced professionals in the field — but most of these turn out to have an affinity for giving money to left-wing or even far-left groups.
Take the Daniels Fund, for instance. It was set up by conservative Republican Bill Daniels, who made a fortune in cable television. He didn’t leave any instructions for how its operations were to be conducted. Its first president, Phil Hogue, went to existing foundations for advice. Foundations like the MacArthurs’, which has repeatedly showered largesse on socialist and even Marxist groups such as Global Exchange, which promoted the anti-World Trade Organization riots in Seattle and is headed by a pro-Castro communist.
Says a conservative observer quoted in “New Leviathan,” “I knew we had lost Daniels when I met a former Rockefeller program office at a reception who had just been hired at Daniels. Who can quarrel with foundation expertise acquired at one of the nation’s best? And I’m sure all the while Hogue thought he was just doing the most professional job he could in carrying out Daniels’ will.”
And these groups often see themselves as a private army of regulators working shoulder-to-shoulder with government ones.

Andrew Gavin Marshall-Tax free foundations - vehicles for transforming fortunes into political and social control part 1
 Andrew Gavin Marshall-Tax free foundations - vehicles for transforming fortunes into political and social control part2

Staff lawyers for the environmental group the Natural Resources Defense Council, says Laksin, describe their job as, “We’re the shadow EPA; we make the EPA do its job.”
Bizarre as it is to contemplate the fortunes of supercharged capitalists like Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford being used to fight capitalism, isn’t pointing this out merely conservative whining? Surely everyone is entitled to spend their money promoting whatever message they please.
Correct, says Laksin. But these foundations’ tax-exempt status depends on their being nonpartisan. He mentions that the head of Pew Trusts, Rebeca Rimmel, recently complained that the book falsely portrays Pew as a partisan group. “That’s demonstrably false,” Laksin says. “Pew Trusts spends millions funding radical environmental groups like Earth Justice and anarchist Ruckus Society. If that’s non-partisan, then the term has no meaning. Foundations should be upfront about their political agendas.” And lose their tax-exempt status.
It was free-market apostle Adam Smith who said, “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public.”
Wary of business today, regulators observe it closely. But the blob of regulation, with its ability to draw on the public purse, the private foundations and its close relationship with like-minded media, grows by the day.
Kyle.Smith@nypost.com
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/the_vast_left_wing_conspiracy_DT6558uEKTA57opvDZuqMN#ixzz1zOga9ozj

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 Norman Dodd's video is lengthy but I encourage you to watch the origins of Foundations in America.  Kyle Smith's article 30 years later shows the 'progress' of tax-exempt foundations and their goals.
  Ideological Subversion and Active Measures- Spread the Agenda

Progressives control the messaging in the media and academia for decades now, by design. The appearance of and actual crisis or stress on the system is intentional. Understanding the who and why provides perspective.

Updated: 09/25/2012
#taxexemptfoundations #robberbarrons #foundations #andrewgavinmarshall