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The Alabama State legislature is warning the federal government and other to back off on gun control legislation. On Tuesday, the Alabama State Senate passed legislation that declared “All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment.”
The vote was 24-6 and also declared that all federal laws in violation of the Second Amendment (which are all of them) would be considered null and void in Alabama.
Republican Senator Paul Sanford of Huntsville confirmed that the legislation was the result of hundreds of emails and calls he received from his constituents in north Alabama. Those constituents were concerned about the threatening manner in which Congress has been hell-bent on gun control legislation. Especially new gun restrictions, including a ban on multiple weapons, such as Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had put forth.
Democrats tried to save face. Senator Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) denied nullification. “”This bill is null and void on its face,” Singleton said. Perhaps Mr. Singleton should pay attention to Founding Father James Madison on nullification, instead of the liberals he got his thinking from.
Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/
Written by David Freddoso.
Last night, I was reading Joe Weisenthal’s contrarian piece on why President Obama should veto the deal the Senate passed last night to return to work the air traffic controllers who had been furloughed in connection with (I hesitate to say “due to”) sequestration. I found it too clever by half.
First of all, it’s an endorsement of bad behavior by career bureaucrats looking to maximize their budgets permanently, and of political appointees trying to support Obama’s 2014 election strategy. The FAA actually has a larger budget under sequestration than Obama’s administration originally requested.
But that argument is not really responsive to Weisenthal’s. He asserts that sequestration cuts falling on the least among us — the poor — will continue to be ignored unless airline delays are allowed to continue. Let me point out why this just isn’t true, and why, in fact, the Obama administration’s handling of sequestration may be further undermining Americans’ faith in government.
The Obama administration’s strategy on sequestration isn’t convincing people they need more government — it’s actually just teaching them how screwed up and thoughtless government can be. It is showing them that government is an obtuse institution, lacking in common sense and incapable to recognizing obvious priorities. It takes your money and then produces irrational outcomes that no normal person would ever strive for.
Think, for a moment, about how the first reaction of the Department of Homeland Security was to release thousands of detainees who faced deportation in advance of budget cuts. Don’t get bogged down in the details of who was released (such as the man the New York Times profiled, who had been convicted of child abuse and assault in 2005). Rather, just think about what message this sends. Would you donate money to a non-profit whose first reaction to a downturn was to do something that specifically defeated its mission? Would you do business with a company that invested its money this way?
Weisenthal brings up Section 8 housing vouchers. Here’s a program — not a very good program, mind you, but a well-meaning program — that puts a roof over the heads of families that make an average $12,500 per year in reported income. The liberal Center for American Progress points out that Section 8 is taking a hit from sequestration, such that when families get up off their feet and start doing well enough to “graduate” from the program, many cities’ housing authorities have been “retiring” the vouchers instead of awarding them to the next person on the waiting list. They specifically mention Philadelphia’s as one housing authority that laid off 82 workers in order to avoid removing families from the program.
That sounds terrible. But of course, how does Philadelphia use the money it has? Let’s start by looking at the Housing Authority. In 2010, its then-director, Carl Greene, was making $350,000 a year — more than the mayor of Philly and governor of Pennsylvania combined. But that’s not all. After spending $900,000 to settle four separate sexual harassment lawsuits against Greene, the authority fired him. It then had to pay $625,000 to settle his subsequent wrongful termination lawsuit, after spending an additional $1 million in legal fees to defend it.
Here’s another story out of Philadelphia today about how Philadelphia uses the money it has:
IN A MOVE that the LGBT community called “historic,” City Council approved a bill yesterday that would require the city’s health plan to pay for transgender city workers to complete “gender-confirmation surgery.” The bill also would require newly constructed or renovated city-owned buildings to have gender-neutral bathrooms…The bill passed 14-3, with nay votes from Councilmen Bill Green, David Oh and Brian O’Neill. Mayor Nutter will sign off on the measure, said spokesman Mark McDonald.
The bill would establish transgender health benefits for city workers to cover psychotherapy, hormone treatments, laser-hair removal and gender-confirmation surgery, which costs about $50,000 per procedure.
Sequestration is actually showing us why government may in fact be the worst institution in our entire society to make decisions about what’s done with money. Amid a slight reduction in what Philadelphia gets from the feds to pay for low-income housing, the city leaves low-income families languishing on some waiting list, lays off a bunch of workers who are supposed to serve them, and then decides to pay for elective surgeries for any male city employee who wants female private parts, or vice versa.
I bet that really makes you want to restore all of that lost funding, doesn’t it?
That’s just one example — and it’s an egregious one, but there’s an example like this in every federal agency and every town and every state in America. That is why, I believe, Senate Democrats backed down so quickly on the FAA. For every person convinced by the air traffic control furloughs about the virtues of government, there are probably ten who have discovered just how badly misplaced its priorities are.
Did you notice who Obama Threatened?
It’s incredible that 42% of Americans think that this unqualified, incompetent, dishonorable, ego-driven fraud is doing a good job. Take a moment. Admit it to yourself. You know who his supporters are. They are the people that YOU support — financially.
Did you notice who Obama threatened when he wasn’t getting his way on raising the debt ceiling? He threatened to not pay:
- Social Security Retirees
- Military Retirees
- Social Security
- Now let this sink in really good…
- He did not threaten to stop payments to illegal aliens.
- He did not threatened to take frivolous benefits such as Internet access away from violent inmates.
- He did not offer to fire some of the thousands of unnecessary federal employees that he hired.
- He did not offer to cut down on his or his wife’s frivolous gallivanting around. $20 Million already spent on family vacations. (One Million on a FL golf outing). All our money…why not?
- He did not threaten to not pay the senators and representatives or any of their staff.
- He did not threaten to take benefits away from welfare recipients or to stop the free cell phones they get.
- He did not threaten the food stamp programs.
- He did not threaten to reduce payments in foreign aid.
- He did not threaten to cut back on anything that involves his base voters.
- The list could go on and on. He is in full political mode!
Why are we allowing this person to destroy this wonderful country with his selfishness and his lies? Have WE lost our blooming minds!!!!!!!!
His type of change is killing our country. He needs to be stopped.
Do not forget about his tactics when it’s election time 2014.
Get out and Vote in the mid-term election – 2014. Support the people in the House and Senate that are willing to cut taxes and spending.
LET’S MAKE 2014 – THE Beginning of a turn around. Forget change we want our $$$$$$$$$ back and we want to take our country back!
We the people are coming.
Only 86% will send this on. Should be 100%. What will you do ?
No, I don’t think this is an April Fools’ joke. Obama released an official statement on the White House website declaring that April is National Financial Capability Month. It would be funny if it weren’t true. In his statement, Obama said he wants to help young people better manage their finances:
“I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices….My Administration is dedicated to helping people make sound decisions in the marketplace….Together, we can prepare young people to tackle financial challenges–from learning how to budget responsibly to saving for college, starting a business, or opening a retirement account….My Administration continues to encourage responsibility at all levels of our financial system by cracking down on deceptive practices and ensuring that consumers are informed of their rights.”
I wonder if Obama is planning on leading by example anytime soon. He’s trying to tell young people how to manage their money better, but he manages to rack up over $6 trillion in debt during his time in office.
How ironic that one of the websites that Obama links to in his statement leads to a Federal Reserve webpage that offers tips on “Getting the most from your credit card.” One of the tips is “Stay below your credit limit.” I wonder if the Federal Reserve is ever going to lead by example. They don’t bother trying to stay below their credit limit. They just scare Americans into continuing to raise it. They don’t even feel like they need a credit limit.
Of course, big government proponents argue that if Obama didn’t spend as much as he has, and if the Fed didn’t create as much debt/money as it has, our entire economy would implode. They’ve got to keep spending and pumping money into certain sectors of the economy in order to prop it up. Bernanke even has to give trillions of dollars away to foreign banks to “stabilize” the global economy.
Government officials think comparing government finances to household finances is not fair. They don’t like the comparison, because it makes them look completely irresponsible. But they claim that there really is a distinction between the two. They agree that households should operate on a tight budget. But because it’s government’s job to “spur growth” in the private sector, to “create jobs” and to keep unemployment down, they have no choice but to tax heavily, borrow heavily and print debt-based currency like there’s no tomorrow. That’s how they’re going to get the economy going again.
But that’s not doing the trick anymore. That kind of government is unsustainable. Besides, it’s not government’s job to do any of those things. It isn’t even capable of running the economy.
Obama and the Federal Reserve are great examples of how not to manage one’s finances. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about a household or a huge, federal government. If you live beyond your means, you will be destined to live beneath your means
Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/04/obama-seeks-to-teach-young-people-how-to-budget-responsibly/#ixzz2PgC8DQXx
BREAKING: UN Passes Obama-Backed Arms Treaty – Update: White House Praises UN For Passing Treaty…
The Senate already voted to forbid U.S. involvement in the treaty … then again, we already know Obama doesn’t give two shits what Congress thinks.
Via The Hill:
The Obama administration joined 153 other nations Tuesday in approving an arms trade treaty opposed by the U.S. gun lobby.
Adoption of the treaty sets up a showdown between the White House and Congress, where a majority of senators have called on the president not to sign the treaty because it regulates small arms.
In one of the amendments to the Senate Budget last month, lawmakers voted 53 to 46 to stop the United States from joining the treaty.
The administration and treaty proponents say it would have no impact on the Second Amendment, since it applies to arms exports and not domestic arms sales.
Update: Now, will Obama sign it or not? His UN reps voted for it after he ensured its passage by dropping a consensus requirement, so I’m guessing he will.
The White House is “pleased” by the United Nations General Assembly’s Tuesday vote in favor of a treaty to regulate the global arms trade, but isn’t yet worrying about clearing it through the Senate.
“We’re certainly encouraged by and pleased by the outcome,” press secretary Jay Carney said. The administration has not yet determined whether President Obama will sign the Arms Trade Treaty. With the treaty approved by the United Nations, Carney said the administration will begin a “thorough” review process to consider whether to sign it.
President Obama played golf Saturday for the first time since the sequester took hold, demonstrating that while jobs, White House tours, and a variety of federal priorities can be cut, the president’s recreation is sacrosanct.
While Obama probably pays his green fees, much of the cost of the outing is covered by taxpayers, who fund a large security contingent and the the 50-minute roundtrip motorcade out to the Joint Base Andrews golf course and back.
Obama hit the fairways with his old pal Marty Nesbitt, as well as two younger White House staffers, Marvin Nicholson and Michael Brush.
After playing just over three hours, Obama headed to the Verizon Center in Washington for some more recreation, taking in an NCAA Tournament game between Syracuse and Marquette.
There were some reports that Obama was booed as he entered the Verizon Center. The White House press pooler said he did not hear boos and others said the boos were for NCAA President Mark Emmert, but a local Washington TV station Tweeted there were “a mixture of cheers and boos” as Obama entered.
Saturday marked Obama’s sixth time on the greens this year and the 117th outing of his presidency.