Gun Laws

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 74% of American Adults continue to believe the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of an average citizen to own a gun. Only 17% disagree, while nine percent (9%) are undecided. (1-10-13)

O! So anti-business

"Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history," writes Dinesh D'Souza, president of King's College in New York City, in the Sept. 27th edition of Indeed, BHO is living out the frustrated dreams of his father, who D'Souza describes as a "philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anti-colonial ambitions."

DC Democrats are the richest pols

Wealth is not in and of itself bad, but when the wealthy run around wildly spending other people’s money that’s practically criminal. So, we find it less than amusing that the spendthrift Democrats — check Omaba’s recent spending spree — are also the richest elected officials in Washington, DC.

The Web political publication, The Hill , just issued its list of the 50 richest politicians in DC, and eight of the top 10 are Democrats, which we list below.

Of the 50 richest members of Congress, The Hill says 26 are Democrats and 24 are Republicans.

What’s especially irritating is that Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry heads the list and he’s the guy we recently wrote about because he docks his new $450,000 sailing yacht in Rhode Island to avoid paying the Bay State’s sales and excise taxes. What a hypocritical cheapskate!

Of course, after the story hit every newspaper in America and many abroad, Kerry said he’d pay the $70,000 in taxes even though his boat would still be moored in RI. Kerry is the poster boy for adage, “Do as I say, not as I do.”

Here are the top 10 richest elected officials according to The Hill , where you can read the full list.

S. John Kerry, D-MA, 167M
R. Darrell Issa, R-CA, 164M
R. Jane Harman, D-CA, 112M
S. Jay Rockefeller, D-WV, 80M
S. Mark Warner, D-VA, 72M
R. Jared Polis, D-CO, 71M
R. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, 50M
S. Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ, 48M
S. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, 43M
R. Harry Teague, D-NM, 40M

Richest Politician Skirted Taxes

It only took two days of bad press to get the Democrataic Senate hypocrite John Kerry to cave in and pay his tax bill, as the AP reported.

Kerry is a free spender of tax dollars, but when it comes to his own money, he's obviously a bit tighter. Of course, all of that money really isn't Kerry's, a good bit of it comes from his wife who inherited the Heinz ketchup fortune from her late husband, also a politician.

Kerry recently commission the 76-foot yacht, christened Isabel, at a boatyard in Rhode Island. Therefore, it was naturally convenient for Kerry to have the boat legally moored in Rhode Island. The location also allows Kerry to avoid paying the sales tax plus annual excise tax, which total about $70,000 in Massachusetts.

If Kerry were only as stingy with tax dollars that would be nice.

We might note, too, that the Isabel is said to spend a good bit of her summer moored off of Nantucket Island, the millionaires island, where the Kerry family has a summer home.

A couple of broadcast reports the Kerry Yacht Fiasco and interesting. One is WBZ-TV, Boston, and the other isFox News'

Obama’s disaster: Unemployment

Gallup Daily tracking finds that 20.3% of the U.S. workforce was underemployed in March — a slight uptick from the relatively flat January and February numbers.

A rise in the percentage of part-timers wanting to work full time (from 9.2% to 9.9%) is responsible for the March increase in underemployment.

Unemployment saw a slight, but insignificant, decline in March.

Six in 10 underemployed Americans are not hopeful they will find work or move from part-time to full-time work in the next four weeks. That translates to 12% of the workforce that is both underemployed and not hopeful they will find their desired amount of work.

The lack of change suggests that underemployed Americans anticipated long-term difficulties in finding work well before the administration's formal announcement was made.

The Gallup report was released April 1, 2010.

Obama Snubs Military and America

As with his legislative agenda, this Memorial Day 2010 Barack Hussein Obama, the commander in chief, chooses to lead from the sidelines and abdicate his responsibility to honor America’s military with commemorative services at Arlington National Cemetery.

Instead, BHO has chosen to snub the national ceremonies — delegating the Arlington duty to Vice President Biden — for “a casual weekend with friends,” but returning to D.C. “in time to make a White House tribute to Paul McCartney on Wednesday evening.

BHO will recognize the day many American’s consider to be the nation’s most important holiday at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

Elwood is a relatively unknown military cemetery, until now, located 50 miles south of Chicago and operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. While hallowed ground, it does not rise in stature or symbolic meaning to the level of Arlington National Cemetery.

BHO’s pejorative view of the American military — whose recognition is the sole purpose of Memorial Day — is not a desirable trait and certainly not patriotic, especially when 74% of Americans have a favorable view of the US military, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey.

[Rasmussen finds that 50% of Americans view Memorial Day as one of the nation’s most important holidays; 3% say it’s one of the least important; and 47% rate it in between; while 40% say they have a relative or close friend who gave their life while serving in the military.]

As Obama is neither a businessman nor banker but seeks to dictate their business operations, BHO has no experience in or with the military and campaigned with a disdain for America’s armed services.

Indeed, “Obama has demonstrated time and time again an unwillingness to fully support our troops whether through resources or through rhetoric.”

  • His 2008 Memorial Day address, themed ’serving your country,’ never mention serving in the military.
  • His budgets propose to reduce defense spending (as a percentage of GDP) to pre-9/11 levels.
  • His White House is uncomfortable using the term “war on terror.”
  • His December 2009 West Point address — broadcast to all US bases overseas — attacked former President George W. Bush and the rationale for the Iraq War, and BHO never used the words “win” or “victory,” preferring the term “conclusions.”

Despite BHO’s arrogant disdain for the American military, they comprise a significant percentage of the American population and, therefore, the American culture. The number of Americans involved in wars from the American Revolution forward is staggering.

  • Total persons in military service during all wars: 41,891,368
  • Total living war veterans: 23,442,000
  • Total battle deaths: 651,030
Barack Hussein Obama may have been elected by a gleeful majority of American voters a year and a half ago, but today he is increasingly proving to be a false idol, one who manipulates words and images in an effort to destroy America as we know it and our cherished traditional American values.

BHO obviously seeks to remake America to fit his socialized vision in which the differences in social and economic strata are leveled, the federal government dictates all policies, and our nation’s global importance and impact are diminished to reach a European level.

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