The Obama admin has been illegally funding Obamacare “Cost Sharing Reduction” (CSR) payments for years over the objections of IRS officials, according to a report released today by the Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee. Since Congress launched its investigation, multiple agencies have refused to provide information, selectively applied the law, and even pressured one witness not to testify.Key findings:-The administration initially submitted a CSR appropriations request for Fiscal Year 2014, but later withdrew it and began making payments illegally. As the report notes, Obamacare created CSR payments, but they have never been appropriated for. The Constitution explicitly makes clear that the power of the purse lies with Congress and the Executive cannot spend taxpayer money without Congressional approval.”
Typical!! “.. a Republican bill that would provide $1.1 billion in funding to fight the Zika virus continues to be held up by Democrats, largely because it prohibits further taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and would allow for the application of fed approved pesticides that would kill the mosquitoes that cause the Zika virus.Fl Rep. Rooney writes in an op-ed at the Palm Beach Post that Democrats are blaming Republicans for the failure of the Zika funding bill in order to advance their radical pro-abortion and environmental agendas…Other experts have urged the government to wipe out the virus completely by lifting a ban on DDT – a pesticide that was wrongly outlawed, they say, by the first head of the EPA – Ruckelshaus- whose decision went against substantial evidence on DDT’s safety and its health benefits in eradicating mosquito-borne diseases.”
Interesting property owned by Charlie Crist”It looks like former Fl governor and current congressional candidate Crist no longer needs a beachhead on St. Pete Beach.A Realtor’s “Available soon” sign has sprouted at the 1,480-square- foot cottage Crist bought last year when new congressional district boundaries were still uncertain. But once that issue was settled, the Crists found themselves with 2 homes in the same district – the modest beach place and a 2,700-square- foot luxury condo in St. Pete. .. the listing agent,..would not disclose the price but “talk on the street” is that it will be listed at $1.3 million – nearly $400,000 more than the Crists paid a year ago.”The home has tremendous character and is well maintained, It’s what everybody is looking for when they look at Pass-a-Grille, which is a terrific historic district.”
Shapiro tells it like it is!! “Monday, the day before flying to TX to demagogue at the funerals of Dallas cops, Obama met with law enforcement leaders. At that meeting, Obama threatened law enforcement with his usual Mafioso tactic: “nice police dept you’ve got there, shame if something happened to it, good thing I’m around to protect you.” According to The Wash Post, Obama said that the attack on cops was a “hate crime” and then said, “I’m your best hope.”Obama is a racial blackmailer: he’s an arsonist who ignites the flames, then tells the cops that only he can put out those flames.This routine is nothing new from Obama; back in 2009, when he met with top financial CEOs and essentially ordered them to cut their own salaries, he stated,.. “My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”
What a costly boondoggle!!”Clinton lost the youth vote to Sanders,so she’s .. agreed to meet Sanders halfway on education policy to convince college age youth she is their advocate. The only problem is that her plan turns out to be just another ineffective and costly political tool – by promising to pay for almost everybody’s college tuition. A plan that could cost more than $1 trillion every decade once fully implemented. Clinton’s newly unveiled plan states that “by 2021, families with income up to $125,000 will pay no tuition at in-state 4-year public colleges and universities – covering more than 80% of all families. And every student from a family making $85,000 a year or less will be able to go to an in-state 4-year public college or university without paying tuition. Students at community college will also pay no tuition.”
Predictable!!”After providing $2.4 billion in loans to get them started, ObamaCare is now driving several nonprofit ins co-ops out of business. That will leave tens of thousands scrambling to find other insurance, while making it unlikely that those taxpayer-subsidized loans will ever be repaid.Of the 23 co-ops that started in 2014, only 10 remain..Most co-ops that failed simply weren’t financially stable. But the recent spate of failures is being driven by ObamaCare itself. Because insurers in Obamacare are banned from pricing policies based on a person’s health status, the government had to create an elaborate “risk adjustment” program to protect insurers who get stuck with too many sick people, by taking money from insurance that signed up mostly healthy ones.The problem is that many of the remaining co-ops just found out that they owe millions.”
After Obama’s election, racism was revived! “Driven by what I call in my book “nostalgia for racism,” racial enmity was brought back as surely as Michael Corleone was pulled back in in Godfather II.Why?Power, of course. The Democratic Party relies on the perceived reality of racism for the identity politics on which it feeds. Racism is the lifeline of the Democrats. Votes lie there.But beneath this is an even more potent nostalgia, a yearning on the part of many for the days of the civil rights movement, when things were simple, everything was black and white,..No longer.. Something had to be invented to return us to those halcyon days. And no one to do that better than Obama – with the aid, of course, of his initial loyal cohort Eric Holder, whose DOJ recognized no racism except that of whites toward people of color. There could be no other.”
Parents beware!! Must Read! ” A new web series called “Queer Kids Stuff” aimed at preschoolers is now attempting to teach those barely out of diapers what the phrases “gay,” “bisexual,” and “transgender” mean.In the opening minutes of the first show, the host tells a teddy bear, as well as innocent viewers, that “gay means love.” said Ryan, comm director of the pro-family org Mass Resistance, based in Waltham, MA.“Activists are trying to force these topics on younger and younger children because that is the only way their movement wins,” he said. Programs like these often fly under parents radar because they are viewed on line and not carried home with the kids. More and more public schools are in conflict with traditional family values. If you child is in public school your motto should be “Caveat Emptor” (let the buyer beware).”
Following Minimum Wage Increases, Unemployment Spikes among Black Male Teens | Mark J. Perry
Perhaps one of the more interesting data points from last week’s Employment Report is displayed in the graph above, which shows that the jobless rate for black male teens (aged 16-19 years) increased to 40.1% in June from 28.1% in May. Except for a slightly higher increase during the aftermath of the Great Recession, the 12 percentage point increase in June was the highest monthly increase in history going back to 1972 when the BLS starting keeping records for this series. One possible explanation for this spike would be the “midyear burst of minimum-wage increases on July 1..:On July 1, 14 U.S. cities, states and counties, plus Wash. DC, will raise their minimum wage in a mid-year burst that reflects the legislation momentum to boost pay floors across the country while federal legislation stalls. In total, the minimum wage will rise in 15 places: two states – MD and OR, plus Wash D.C., LA Co, and 11 cities. That includes Chicago, eight cities in CA and two in KY, according to a new analysis by the right-leaning Employment Policies Inst.
“For nearly 30 years, Seminole Co residents have had Ray Valdes as their tax collector. Since his first year in office, Mr. Valdes’ net worth has increased from just around $150,000 to nearly $3 million dollars, according to publicly available financial disclosure documents. After receiving several troubling tips from concerned Seminole Co residents, we have discovered just how Mr. Valdes has padded his bank account, using his inside knowledge of tax deeds and claims his office auctions to the public. And here is how he does it. Valdes Uses Aliases & Several Companies To Purchase Tax Deeds Joseph Raymond Valdes, J. Raymond Valdes, Raymond Valdes, Joseph R. Valdes are some of the aliases Mr. Valdes has used to purchase tax deeds from the very office and auctions he oversees. Additionally, Mr. Valdes has allegedly used his company Bravados Enterprises Inc. and Conservation Enterprises Trust, LLC to purchase just over 100 properties during his tenure.”
Scary!! “Obama is harnessing the increasing attacks on police in Dallas..to push his agenda to federalize state and local police forces.“I want to start moving on constructive actions that are actually going to make a difference,”…Those actions. would be based on the recommendation of the panel that he picked after the 2014 street riots in Ferguson. The panel offered “practical concrete solutions that can reduce the problems of racial bias,”..The report urges the federal government to federalize police training and practices, via the use of fed lawsuits, grants and threats to cut federal aid. So far, Obama’s deputies have cajoled and sued more than 30 police jurisdictions to adopt federal rules in a slow-motion creation of a national police system, similar to the slow-motion creation of a fed-run health-sector via Obamacare.
Really? Iran said Sat it would continue its ballistic missile program after UN Sec-Gen Ki-Moon said the missile tests were not in the spirit of the country’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers.In comments published on Iran’s foreign ministry website, Ghasemi said that “Iran will strongly continue its missile program based on its own defense and national security calculations.”He said that Iran’s missile program was not linked to the nuclear deal and did not conflict with the UN Security Council resolution endorsing the agreement.Tehran dismissed Ban’s report as biased and urged him to produce “a fair and realistic report.”One Foreign ministry source said “I suggest that Mr. Ban give a fair report … in which he also mentions America is not fulfilling its commitments under the deal.”
Hillary needs to stop the racial divide that Obama has worsened for political purposes!! “Hillary used a CNN interview on Fri to completely embrace the Democrats’ claim that white people and cops must change to help reduce the number of African-Americans killed in tense exchanges with cops.“I will call for white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have ‘The Talk,’ about, you now, how to really protect themselves [from police], when they’re the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with police,” Clinton told Wolf Blitzer.“I’m going to be talking to white people, we’re the ones who have to start listening to the legitimate cries coming from our African-American fellow citizens,” she said.”
Sounds like Hillary! Rep “Brown was indicted Fri on charges that she and a top aide used a sham education charity to pay for personal expenses and luxurious events, allegations that pose the most serious challenge yet to her 23-year congressional career.Brown and Elias Simmons, her chief of staff, pleaded not guilty to all 24 counts in the indictment, 22 of which deal with Brown. Federal prosecutors say the two worked with Wiley, a VA woman who reached a plea deal with the government in March, to set up “One Door for Education” and use it “as a personal slush fund,”Brown is charged with conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, concealing income on financial disclosures that members of Congress are required to file, and four counts of violating tax laws.”
Could Be!! “The Clinton Foundation is a “massive spider web of connections and money laundering implicating hundreds of high-level people,” according to an anonymous insider who revealed why the FBI stopped short of indicting Hillary ..“The problem is with the Clinton Foundation, which you should imagine as a massive spider web of connections and money laundering implicating hundreds of high-level people.. Hillary is just a piece of this massive sh*tstorm.”Those implicated extends to the DOJ.“The DOJ is most likely looking to save itself,” “Find everyone involved in the Clinton Foundation, from its donors to its Board of Directors, and imagine they are all implicated.”This would explain why Bill forced himself on AG Lynch’s plane at the Phoenix Airport last week; Clinton insider Larry Nichols said blackmail was likely involved.”