Saturday, August 23, 2014

Obama Flip-Flops on 'Corporate Welfare' Export-Import Bank

From The Hill
President Obama pushed Congress to extend the Export-Import Bank when lawmakers return to Washington next month.

The Export-Import Bank, which provides financing for projects designed to increase U.S. exports, is scheduled to shut down on Sept. 30 unless Congress acts to prevent it.

In his weekly address Saturday, Obama said that the risks of allowing the bank to shut down would be too great.

“We should be doing everything we can to accelerate this progress, not stall it,” he urged. “Small business owners have had to overcome a lot these past several years. We all saw local businesses close their doors during the crisis. And in the past few years, we’ve seen more and more open their doors and do their part to help lead America’s comeback. At the very least, they deserve a Congress that doesn’t stand in the way of their success.”

Republicans have been divided over whether the Ex-Im Bank should be renewed. Some conservatives have argued the bank is a form of corporate welfare, but Democrats have said the program is needed to keep the United States economically competitive with countries that heavily subsidize industries.

Obama said in his address there was precedent for bipartisan support for the Ex-Im Bank in the past.

Barack Obama was against the Export-Import Bank Before He was For It ...
“Past Congresses have done this 16 times, always with support from both parties,” he said. “Republican and Democratic presidents have supported the bank, too. This time around shouldn’t be any different. Because the bank works. It’s independent. It pays for itself. But if Congress fails to act, thousands of businesses, large and small, that sell their products abroad will take a completely unnecessary hit.”

He also urged voters to contact their representatives about the pending Ex-Im reauthorization during the remainder of the congressional August recess.

“Your members of Congress are home this month,” he said. “If you’re a small business owner or employee of a large business that depends on financing to tackle new markets and create new jobs, tell them to quit treating your business like it’s expendable, and start treating it for what it is: vital to America’s success. Tell them to do their jobs – keep America’s exports growing, and keep America’s recovery going.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Obama Travels,Double Dribbles Against ISIS

Barack Obama's misadventures and misjudgements in the Mideast continue with the latest news of an American journalist's beheading by ISIS  with threats of more to follow.  ISIS, or ISIL as the White House calls them now, was mocked as a threat in January of this year by Obama.  More from the Washington Free Beacon.....

BY: David Rutz
August 22, 2014 2:37 pm

It was a quote striking for its flippant tone even in January, as President Obama compared the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to a wannabe junior varsity basketball team.

“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama told The New Yorker. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”

ISIL, now in control of large portions of Iraq and Syria, has the full attention of the U.S. now.

Amidst its violent rampage through Iraq as it seeks to establish an Islamic caliphate, ISIL posted a video this week of a member beheading American journalist James Foley. Another terrorist declared ISIL’s goal to raise the group’s flag above the White House.

Read MORE at the Washington Free Beacon 

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

New Evidence in Michael Brown Incident Clears Police

Initial reports of a gentle giant etc contrasts sharply with the strong arm robbery assault on the merchant and attacking  a policeman. The narrative seems to remain that the conduct of the police should only be questioned.  The talking points from the Mike Brown supporters seem to fall apart further every day. A simple youtube video provides some great insight into the Mike Brown incident.

The  full post below goes into detail, but  links, excerpts and an embedded clip of the video in question follow.

Eye Witness Audio of Mike Brown Shooting States: “Brown Doubled Back Toward POlice”…

The video was taken in the aftermath of the shooting, and judging from the comments attributed to the uploader -although he was not a direct witness- he felt the video was affirmational toward Mike Brown and the anti-police narrative.

However, probably unknown -or at least unnoticed- in the background of the video you can hear an audio conversation of a male eye witness to the shooting itself describing what he saw to another curious male spectator. Again, the conversation of importance is in the background.

*Most importantly, that description of events matches other witnesses and accounts such as the following: 

FIRST, The friend describes the event -as told to her by Wilson- as follows:

He pulled up ahead of them. And then he got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery. And, they gave a description. And, he’s looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know those cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them. Tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And, then he opened the car again. He tried to get out. He stands up.
And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car. Punches him in the face and them Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point he got the gun entirely turned against his hip. And he shoves it away. And the gun goes off. 
Well, then Michael takes off and gets to be about 35 feet away. And, Darren’s first protocol is to pursue. So, he stands up and yells, “Freeze!” Michael and his friend turn around. And Michael taunts him… And then all the sudden he just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something.” (link)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Nanny State Dems Push Fast Action On E-Cigarettes

Dems push fast action on e-cigarettes

By Benjamin Goad  +The Hill 
More than a dozen congressional Democrats urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Monday to move forward immediately on efforts to keep electronic cigarettes out of the mouths of children.

The agency is currently working on a formal rule to bring the burgeoning e-cigarette industry under its regulatory authority, a move that will ban sales to minors and add other restrictions to the products.But a final rule could be months away, and there are steps the FDA could take now to crack down on an industry accused of luring young smokers with glossy ads and candy flavors, the lawmakers say.

"While FDA's proposed rule sets the stage for future regulations, strong regulatory actions on marketing to children, e-cigarette flavors, and online sales cannot wait,” they wrote to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. “FDA has an existing mechanism to protect children now — without waiting years to implement new regulations to accomplish these goals."

E-cigarette company executives testified in June that they are not marketing their wares to children.

Lawmakers responded with incredulity to the assertion, pointing to the use of cartoons and celebrities in advertisements, as well as flavors that include cotton candy, Jolly Rancher and Kool-Aid-themed choices.

Now, the lawmakers are pressing Hamburg to move without delay on a formal ban prohibiting all sales of e-cigarettes to minors, the use of flavors and online sales.

Signing the letter were Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Dick Durbin (Ill.), Tom Harkin (Iowa), Jay Rockefeller (W.Va.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Ed Markey (Mass.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Jack Reed (R.I.), Jeff Merkley (Ore.), and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), along with Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman (Calif.), Frank Pallone (N.J.) and Diana DeGette (Colo.).

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pelosi & the Democrats Desperate to Distract from Designed Border Disaster

Pelosi tangles with GOP lawmaker on House floor

The partisan fight over the southern border crisis got feistier Friday night when House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and GOP Rep. Tom Marino (Pa.) got into a heated spat on the chamber floor.

Pelosi had just finished speaking, and Marino was next at the podium across the aisle, when the two exchanged words about who's at fault for the recent influx of child migrants at the southern border.Marino suggested Pelosi should bear some of the blame because the Democrats never enacted immigration reform during her tenure as Speaker. Breaking floor protocol, he addressed Pelosi directly and urged her to do her research on the subject.

“I did the research on it," he said. "You might want to try it. You might want to try it, Madam Leader."

The remarks didn't sit well with Pelosi, who waited until Marino was finished speaking and then crossed the aisle to confront him directly.


In 2008, Obama Promised Immigration Reform in First Year of First Term

The Washington post finds Obama blaming Republicans for his own failure.... 

2008 Obama ...

 Members of the Immigration Coalition and their DEMANDS......

Quid-Pro-Quo  meets rule by fiat. Abuse of power meet opportunity of 'crisis'.