Helena’s News Roundup. Restoring America, Obamacare, Hilary, Netanyahuh, Isis and More

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Thanks to Helena Nunn, Secretary of the North Pinellas Republican Party for compiling these stories.

Stories on – Restoring America… Obama Overreach…HILARY…Immigration/Amnesty…Netanyahu and IRAN…Health Care Policy…Putin. Isis…


Compiled by Helena Nunn

 

 Restoring America…

Gov. Scott Walker: I refuse to take the media’s bait

Scott Walker hits a home run in this editorial.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is out to emancipate the Land of Lincoln

Rauner is a man of action!! “By executive order, Rauner has stopped the government from collecting “fair share” fees for unions from state employees who reject joining a union. This, he says, violates First Amendment principles by compelling people to subsidize speech with which they disagree…Rauner hopes to ban public employees unions from making political contributions, whereby they elect the employers with whom they negotiate their compensation… He also proposes shifting state employees from unaffordable defined-benefit plans to a more affordable plan for the state.. and he hopes to end practices that now have more than 11,000 retirees receiving six-figure pensions.”

Republican AGs a Powerful Force for Good, says Fred Barnes | Sunshine State News

Insisting the Republican attorneys general were more effective than the GOP majority in both chambers of Congress, Barnes pointed toward the recent fight over Obama’s executive action giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. “State attorneys general … took up the task of blocking President Obama’s … order to legalize 5 million illegal immigrants in the United States,” Barnes said, adding the GOP Congress “was tied down like Gulliver…Barnes also singled out other fights the attorneys general have launched including suing over Dodd-Frank and the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA is the most encroachment minded of all the government agencies in Washington,” Barnes insisted, pointing to its actions on mining and fracking. “EPA wants to control everything, whether its their jurisdiction or not.”

The Conservative Problem With the Latest Version of No Child Left Behind

“Innovation starts locally—not in Washington,” said Walker of the conservative amendment, called Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success (A-PLUS).DeSantis said the amendment “liberates states from burdensome and ineffective regulations, providing local communities with the flexibility to use federal education funding for programs that they believe will best increase the success of students in the classroom.” Now, with Republican control of both the House and Senate, conservatives argue that Congress has an opportunity to gives states a way out from federal control of K-12 education.” And it is only 10 pages!!

Obama Overreach… 

Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

Executive action will be used to ban ammunition for the AR-15 rifle because he could not ban the rifle. Our 2nd amendment continues to be under attack!! “This round is amongst the most commonly used in the most popular rifle design in America, the AR-15. Millions upon millions of M855 rounds have been sold and used in the U.S., yet ATF has not even alleged — much less offered evidence — that even one such round has ever been fired from a handgun at a police officer,” said Goodlatte’s letter…Many see the bullet ban as an assault on the AR-15 and Obama’s back-door bid to end production and sale.”

Obama “Very Interested” In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action

Just wait until Obama starts raising taxes by executive order. You might as well burn our Constitution, dismiss Congress, and declare Obama king.”Obama’s preferred option would be for Congress to pass a corporate tax hike that would fund liberal infrastructure projects like mass transit. But if Congress fails to do as Obama wishes, just as Congress has failed to pass the immigration reforms that Obama prefers, Obama could take actions unilaterally instead. This past November, for example, Obama gave work permits, Social Security Numbers, and drivers licenses to approximately 4 million illegal immigrants.Those immigration actions, according to the Congressional Budget Office, will raise federal deficits by $8.8 billion over the next ten years.”

Obama Administration REFUSES To Release Documents About White House Role in IRS Scandal

“The Obama administration is withholding all of the thousands of pages of documents related to the White House’s coordination with the Internal Revenue Service during the IRS conservative targeting scandal. Sec of the Treasury Jacob Lew, former White House Chief of Staff, took the documents and now refuses to ever turn them over. His rationale? Lew cannot release information about improper disclosures of confidential taxpayer information because that would be an improper disclosure of confidential taxpayer information.The Daily Caller reported that the Treasury Department’s inspector general found nearly 2,500 pages of documents that chronicle investigations into the confidential taxpayer information that the White House exchanged with the IRS.” The WH knows how to get away with murder!!

Save the Internet: FCC Net Neutrality rules worst example of government intervention… ever

“Make no mistake. The greatest tool for freedom of expression to come along in our lifetime is in danger. One cannot have genuine freedom of expression with a government monitor, an overseer, a censor prepared to immediately shut down any “threats” to the state. This is Orwellian, even if even opponents are reluctant to say it. But they must remember that the greatest miscalculations in history are those that underrate the determination of the power hungry to grab even more power.”

Obama Unveils National ObamaLaw Plan

Now Obama want to control the state and local police forces- Called Obamalaw Plan. “President Barack Obama today introduced his plan for a progressive takeover of state and local policing.“We have a great opportunity… to really transform how we think about community law enforcement relations,” he said Monday.“We need to seize that opportunity… this is something that I’m going to stay very focused on in the months to come,” Obama said, as he touted a new interim report from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing.Obama also instructed his media allies to help federalize policing, and to sideline the critics of centralized policing rules. “I expect our friends in the media to really focus on what’s in this report and pay attention to it,” he instructed.”

Obama’s claim that Keystone XL oil ‘bypasses the U.S.’ earns Four Pinocchios

More Lies from Obama. Does he ever tell the truth? “I’ve already said I’m happy to look at how we can increase pipeline production for U.S. oil, but Keystone is for Canadian oil to send that down to the Gulf. It bypasses the United States and is estimated to create a little over 250, maybe 300 permanent jobs. We should be focusing more broadly on American infrastructure for American jobs and American producers, and that’s something that we very much support.”– President Obama, interview with WDAY of Fargo, N.D., Feb. 26, 2015. The president’s latest remarks pushes this assertion into the Four Pinocchios column.”

HILARY…

Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal Top Hillary Clinton Advisers Knew Immediately that Assault on Benghazi was Armed Attack – Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch has uncovered the truth about the Benghazi!! “These emails leave no doubt that Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers knew the truth about the Benghazi attack from almost the moment it happened,” said Judicial Watch. “And it is inescapable that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly lied when she planted the false story about ‘inflammatory material being posted on the Internet.’ The contempt for the public’s right to know is evidenced not only in these documents but also in the fact that we had to file a lawsuit in federal court to obtain them. The Obama gang’s cover-up continues to unravel, despite its unlawful secrecy and continued slow-rolling of information. Congress, if it ever decides to do its job, cannot act soon enough to put Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, and every other official in these emails under oath.”

Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State

The Clintons are up to their old sordid ways when it comes to money!! “The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation officials disclosed Wednesday.Most of the contributions were possible because of exceptions written into the foundation’s 2008 agreement, which included limits on foreign-government donations.The agreement, reached before Clinton’s nomination amid concerns that countries could use foundation donations to gain favor with a Clinton-led State Department, allowed governments that had previously donated money to continue making contributions at similar levels.”

The Lessons of Hillary Clinton’s Secrecy, by Stanley Kurtz, National Review
“So Hillary has a deep-lying habit of stealth. She does indeed have longstanding executive experience of a sort, yet that experience has ingrained in her a tendency to evade executive responsibility and transparency. The consistent result has been administrative chaos. Should Hillary win the presidency and share executive power with Bill, the same confused and deceptive mess will return. Forgetting the chaos of the first Clinton co-presidency, the public mistakenly takes heart at the idea of Bill’s calming and experienced presence. What we shall see instead is a repeat of the worst characteristics of the first Clinton co-presidency, with secrecy, a divided presidency, and administrative confusion aplenty.”

Immigration/Amnesty…

Amnesty Beneficiaries Could Claim More Than $35K In Tax Benefits In First Year – Breitbart

Looks like illegals once they get social security cards and work permits could “file back tax returns and obtain up to four years of tax benefits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC)…CRS calculated the maximum level of tax credits available to hypothetical families with three and four children would be $35,521 in the EITC and CTC…“This is basic economics: if you want more of something, you subsidize it. By subsidizing illegal entry with four years’ worth of new tax credits, the IRS would promote lawlessness,” Sasse said in a statement at the time. “This program severely undermines the White House’s lip-service to enforcing the law and would increase the burden on law-abiding taxpayers.” How much longer before our country collapses under mounting debt!!!

Gov’t Union: Obama’s Weak Immigration Policy Is Inviting An Attack Worse Than 9/11

“President Barack Obama’s lax immigration policies are inviting another massive jihad attack similar to the 9/11 atrocity, says Kenneth Palinkas, president of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees’ union.Obama’s deputies are “lessening the vetting of each and every alien who applies for permanent residency or citizenship in the U.S.,” Palinkas said in a statement Tuesday.“By not scrutinizing each and every applicant to the fullest extent possible to ensure America’s security, we invite an even more catastrophic event than what occurred on 09/11/2001,” he said”

Democrats Plan To Win Elections With Illegal Alien Votes Read More At Investor’s Business Daily: 

Dem’s audacious scheme for winning future elections. “They just plan to import 5 million non-citizens and credential them as voters who will, in gratitude, vote Democratic..Just get the new Republican Congress to pass a full-funding bill for Homeland Security without any exception for the funding of Obama’s illegal executive amnesty, which will allow Obama to give work permits, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses to 5 million illegal aliens.Once the 5 million so-called undocumented persons are given those valuable documents, there is no way to stop them from voting. That conclusion is drawn from the testimony of voting experts such as Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who told the U.S. House Oversight Committee on Feb. 12, “It’s a guarantee it will happen.”

Netanyahu and IRAN…

What Benjamin Netanyahu just did

“First,the deal on the table would set off a series of events far worse than having no deal: “So this deal won’t change Iran for the better; it will only change the Middle East for the worse. A deal that’s supposed to prevent nuclear proliferation would instead spark a nuclear arms race.. Second the hope of Iran changing its stripes down the road is entirely illogical.Why should Iran’s radical regime change for the better when it can enjoy both world’s: aggression abroad, prosperity at home?..Finally,.He argued, “Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire.”

The fatal flaw in the Iran deal

Must Read! “The deal now on offer to the ayatollah would confer legitimacy on the nuclearization of the most rogue of rogue regimes: radically anti-American, deeply jihadist, purveyor of terrorism from Argentina to Bulgaria, puppeteer of a Syrian regime that specializes in dropping barrel bombs on civilians…It’s Obama’s usual, subtle false-choice maneuver: It’s either appeasement or war.True, there are no good choices, but Obama’s prospective deal is the worst possible. Not only does Iran get a clear path to the bomb but it gets sanctions lifted, all pressure removed and international legitimacy.There is a third choice.Keep the pressure, keep the sanctions. Indeed, increase them.”

Obama needs to provide real answers to Netanyahu’s arguments

Excellent editorial! “Iran’s nuclear program can be rolled back well beyond the current proposal by insisting on a better deal and keeping up the pressure on a very vulnerable regime,” he said. Is that wrong? For that matter, is it acceptable to free Iran from sanctions within a decade and allow it unlimited nuclear capacity? Rather than continuing its political attacks on Mr. Netanyahu, the administration ought to explain why the deal it is contemplating is justified — or reconsider it.”

Health Care Policy…
 We all win if Supremes gut ObamaCare

Good Analysis of what will happen if Obamacare is gutted by the Supreme Court! “Contrary to what the Obama team is arguing, a loss for the president here will be a win for average Americans.Republican lawmakers are getting set to drive a stake into the law’s worst features, the job-killing employer mandate and the expensive “Washington knows best” coverage mandate.In ObamaCare’s place, we’d have a system that lets people buy the health plans they want and work the hours they want.”

A bold blueprint for transforming veterans’ health care

Veterans Independence Act includes 3 reforms:”Give veterans the option to seek private health coverage using VA funds. Veterans should have the choice to spend their service-connected funding wherever they choose… restructure the VHA as an independent, government-chartered nonprofit corporation… Becoming an independent entity that competes for customers would liberate the VHA to make its own decisions on personnel, facilities and priorities…Refocus veterans’ health care on those with health needs connected to their military service. The VA’s original mission was to provide health care for those who bear the physical and mental scars of war. However, for decades, often in order to justify its existence, the VHA has expanded eligibility beyond service-related health needs.”

U.S. faces 90,000 doctor shortage by 2025, medical school association warns

Why does MA have such a long wait time to see doctors? Oh, maybe it is because of Romneycare!! Obamacare is no different. You can make everyone buy insurance, but if there are not enough doctors, does it really matter??

Putin. Isis…

Russian opposition leaders allege Kremlin links to Nemtsov slaying

The slain politician had said that he feared for his life. He made powerful enemies among the Kremlin’s inner circle.., and he had lambasted Putin. But Nemtsov gambled that he had a shield provided by his past as a deputy prime minister and onetime heir to Russia’s first ­post-Soviet president, Boris Yeltsin…Nemtsov’s death was a bitter bookend to the hopes that had accompanied the dashing, ­Western-style politician.. as he took a lead role in igniting Russia’s rocket-powered free-market economy. Now many of those reforms have been undone, with Putin taking near-absolute personal control and re-nationalizing broad swaths of the market…“I cannot rule out this aggressive atmosphere created by the Kremlin,” said an associate of Nemtsov’s. “They are united by truly hating the opposition. All this could lead to the murder.”

El-Sissi leading a Churchillian fight against Hamas

“What can be said with a high degree of certainty is that this is Cairo’s declaration of war on Hamas. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is proving that there is only one leader in the Middle East who can be compared to Winston Churchill, and he sits in Cairo.With Sissi, it’s not just talk. It’s action too. He has, memorably, now made a series of speeches calling for a revolution in Islamic thought, to shift the emphasis away from violence and to create a more humane Islam. He has declared war upon radical Islam wherever it may be — not only upon the Islamic State and its affiliates, who have attacked Egyptians in Libya and Egypt proper, but on the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates as well.” No wonder Obama will not support Sisi.

ISIS Onslaught Engulfs Assyrian Christians as Militants Destroy Ancient Art

“The latest to face the militants’ onslaught are the Assyrian Christians of northeastern Syria, one of the world’s oldest Christian communities, some speaking a modern version of Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Assyrian leaders have counted 287 people taken captive, including 30 children and several dozen women, along with civilian men and fighters from Christian militias, said Dawoud Dawoud, an Assyrian political activist who had just toured the area…Islamic State militants have also slaughtered fellow Sunni Muslims who reject their rule, killing hundreds of members of the Shueitat tribe in eastern Syria in one clash alone. They have also massacred and enslaved members of the Yazidi sect in Iraq.” Very Disturbing!! Why isn’t the world doing more to fight these radicals??

How Serious Was the Brooklyn ISIS Plot?

The path to ISIS. Engrossing! “The document is vertigo-inducing for the same reason that ISIS itself is: One sees how suddenly violent impulses can morph from boyish fantasy to grim reality.It’s this dreamlike quality that makes the complaint engrossing to read. We first meet the authors of the alleged plot on Aug. 4 of last year, when Saidakhmetov posts a message on Hilofatnews.com, an Uzbek-language online jihadist forum, now closed. After watching an ISIS video offering the group’s trademark mélange of theology and executions, Saidakhmetov writes, “Allohu Akbar, I was very happy after reading this, my eyes joyful so much victory…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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