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Rick Perry: Defending The American Dream Summit 2015(Video)

Rick Perry

Rick Perry

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke Saturday at Americans For Prosperities Defending The American Dream summit in Columbus, Ohio.

I’ll be honest it wasn’t a great speech, and by the end Perry knew it when he said “I’m not a great public speaker”. At times he sounded like a dry college professor talking on National Public Radio, he was at his absolute best when he talked about immigration and border security.  The crowd was very receptive of his effort to put law enforcement on the border during last summer surge of illegal immigrants many children from Central America.

Perry took several shots at Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s defends of his expansion of Medicare under Obamacare.  Kasich has said that he did so to get Ohio’s share of federal spending so that it did not go to other states, and that his expansion has helped the poor and disabled and needy.  Perry wanted to know what this all meant to our children and grand children share of the national debt.

Of Donald Trump Gov. Perry said that if Trump is and would change his views over the years as he campaigns what was to stop him from changing them again if he were President.

Hillary In Iowa: Reaganomics One Of Worst Ideas Of The ’80s

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Speaking at the Iowa Democrat Parties Hall of Fame dinner Friday night in Cedar Rapids former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attacked the pro-growth economic policies of President Ronald Reagan as one of the worst ideas of the 1980s saying, “Trickle down economics has to be one of the worst ideas of the 1980s.  It is right up there with New Coke, shoulder pads, and big hair.  I’ve lived through that…and we are not going back to that.”

President Reagan’s policies of deregulation and across the board tax cuts helped spur the greatest economic growth period in the history of the country helping to create some 20 million new jobs during his 8 years in office.  Reagan’s economic policies also saw the Gross Domestic Product(GDP) increase at annual rates at 5 to 8 percent during his presidency with some quarters of GDP growth at or near 10%.  During President Obama’s 7 years of economic malaise he’s been lucky if GDP grows at 1 percent.  There were points during the 1980s under Ronaldus Magnus were one months new job creation has topped whole years for President Obama.

Hillary continued, “We can’t let Republicans take us back like they are trying to do.  We are not going back to trickle down economics or the wild west on Wall Street. We’re not going back to insurance companies charging women more for the same coverage.  We’re not going back to denying climate change.”

During her more than 15 minute speech Clinton attacked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for his collective bargaining reforms which limited the power and influence of unions while enabling the state and local units of government to balance their budgets without having to layoff workers.  She also attacked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for wanting American workers forced into part-time work due to the policies of President Obama, namely Obamacare, to be able to get full-time jobs saying Republican policies would do just the opposite.

The former Secretary of State for President Obama defended Obama’s Jimmy Carter-esque economic record(the workforce participation rate is as low as it was at the start of Carter’s term in the late ’70s) saying, “Our county has worked so hard to come back from the financial crisis.  With President Obama’s leadership and the determination of the American people we’re standing again.  But we’re not yet running the way America should and now we have to choose whether we’re going to return to the failed top down policies that wrecked our economy before or move forward to chart a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous future.”

Funny, I thought the financial crisis was caused by the top down housing policies of liberal Democrats like Jimmy Carter, Barney Frank, and Hillary’s husband former President Bill Clinton who forced and/or pressured banks and other lenders to lower their standards so that minorities and poor people who had no business buying a house could do so, thus creating the sub-prime loan mess and housing bubble that bust in the last year of President George W. Bush’s tenure.

The truth is the economic polices of Ronald Reagan helped to create the longest and greatest period of economic growth and job creation the nation and the world has ever seen; an entire generation grew up knowing nothing but economic prosperity because Reagan cut taxes across the board and was friendly towards business and innovation.  The dot com boom and the explosion in personal electronics, the rebirth of AM radio, a major expansion in domestic energy production, and those 20+ million new jobs we all made possible because of Reaganonmics.

Stagnation, a decline in household income, the shifting of the work force from full-time to part-time, and the explosion in the number of Americans not working(some 93 million to date) are all a result of the economic policies of Barack Obama.

Hillary repeatedly said she doesn’t want the country to go back to the GREAT economic times of the ’80s, well I don’t want to see the Obama malaise continue for one more day.  For that to happen the next President has to embrace the model given to us by Reagan not the Jimmy Carter on steroids model of Obama and Clinton.

In Congress

Independence Day 2015 – “…we mutually pledge to each other…”

by Jesus Alaniz

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being accompanied by a single mother during a photoshoot in Chicago. I’d noticed her opinions before and was very pleased that she seemed to be an educated and well informed person. It was at that time I had an epiphany between the struggling working class trying to make ends meet and the politicians I’ve helped.

There are two significant dates regarding the Declaration of Independence. The first is the usual and customary date of July 4th which is celebrated with parades and festivities consisting of people and politicians who call themselves Americans and who lack courage and would rather compromise and sell your soul for their welfare in the “spirit of getting things done”. It has become easier for some to cast ballots for phony Founder wannabes who promises to reform & restore their Liberties only to have them bartered and sold far away at market prices.

The second and probably the most important date is July 2, 1776 in which John Adams wrote in a July 3, 1776 letter to his wife Abigail Adams, “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward, forevermore.” Not so long ago I sat by the river and watched an American Bald eagle fly overhead and I thought of the politicians who come to you asking you for your support only to have them give you an excuse as to why they can’t endorse you or your candidate when you need it. Recently I’ve had people find me and thank me for the letters I write. My heart pours out for the young and old who tell their friends and families about my letters without any fears of retribution, reputation, or fear of losing everything. The introduction to the Declaration reads “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…” I believe the time is coming for me to break away from the politicians who lack the courage to fight. The last line reads “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”  Trust me I will never confuse that honorable single working mother with the slick politician. On this Independence Day I say, “Those who have little and are willing to risk all in the cause of freedom & right, are mine and belong to me – let freedom ring.”

IL18 Special Election: LaHood: GOP Should Tweak, Change And Fix Obamacare

Sen. Darin LaHood

Sen. Darin LaHood

In an interview Tuesday morning on 1230 WJBC in Bloomington Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood, who is running against Breitbart editor Mike Flynn in the Republican special election primary to replace the disgraced Aaron Schock on July 7th, said that Republicans after the 2016 Presidential election should put forth a plan that would change and fix Obamacare as well as tweak it.

LaHood said, “If we get a Republican President, which I hope we do, there’ll be an opportunity to put forth a plan to change Obamacare and fix it.”

LaHood added, “Listen there are tweaks and there are changes that need to be made” to Obamacare.

Both interviewers pressed LaHood to reject conservative Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare as they’ve voted to do 50 plus times, which the interviewers say were failed efforts, funny every last one of those votes passed the House as I recall, and to stop with Supreme Court legal challenges to President Obama’s signature socialist achievement.  LaHood didn’t entirely play along, but obviously did step into the establishment GOP talking points of fixing Obamacare rather than driving a stake through its heart.

LaHood somewhat redeemed himself when he said, “Obamacare is restricting growth.  Obviously the Supreme Court ruled(King v Burwell) but that doesn’t mean with a new President or a Congress can put forth changes to Obamacare whether that’s repealing it and putting in more market place ideas.”

Memo to GOP congressional candidates Obamacare cannot be fixed, it wasn’t meant to be fixed, it was meant to push this country into a European style centralized and socialized  single payer system of health care rationing.

You can’t fix that, you can only repeal it, and if that doesn’t work, repeal it again, and again, and again until such time as Obamacare is pulled out root and branch.

When SCOTUS Becomes A “Threat To Democracy” The Cure Is Article V And The #LibertyAmendments

Justices of the Supreme Court

Justices of the Supreme Court

In the span of two days the Supreme Court of these United States became a “threat to demomcracy” as the great Justice Antino Scalia wrote in one of his dissents.  In the Courts three rulings King v Burwel upholding Obamacare subsides for the federal exchange, Texas Housing v Inclusive Communities which found that discrimination in housing can happen simply by statistics, and Obergefell v. Hodges which nationalized gay marriage, a serious blow was dealt to the foundations of our nation, our system of government, society itself, and to the Constitution.

In Burwell, Chief Justice John Roberts once again rewrote Obamacare so as to keep the law intact rather than do the right and legally required thing and strike it down, in this case the subsides for the federal exchange, twisting the meaning of words to suit an outcome.

In Texas v Inclusive Communities the Court found that discrimination can now happen by statistical anoymally.  Even  in the abscense of overt, planned/pattern, or documentable evidence of discrimination that disctinction can be so applied just by the appearance of it in statistical analysis.  We all know what Mark Twain said about statistics. This will be used by the progressive left, and the bureacruats Obama has been putting in place at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to force communities to build low-income and government housing for poor and minorities soley to change the ethnic and racial make-up of a community because it doesn’t fit into the master plan of a centralized government planner.

In Hodges, the Court, lead by Justice Anthony Kennedy, bastardized the 14th amendment to nationalize same sex marriage. Making 5 Judges in black robes superior and more knowledgeable than thousands of years of human history, culture, and tradition, not to mention centuries of legal precedent that has defined marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Worse this decision makes the erasure of the 9th and 10th amendments, which on their faces should have made the question of marriage that of the sole juristiction of the seperate states of the union, complete. And forget about the founding precept of Federalism.

The Supreme Court has indeed become a threat to our Democracy and to the Constiution it is sworn to protect and uphold.

Therefore we must use the best tool available to use to fix a broke Court and that is Article V’s Convention of the States process to amend the Constitution.

Over a year ago Mark Levin worte in his best seller The Liberty Amendments that the Convention process needed to be used to place term limits on the Supreme Court(as well as Congress) and that Supreme Court rulings needed to have a veto measure over them.  Levin called for giving Congress and state legislatures each their three-fifths override authority they could enact on Supreme Court rulings within 24 months of their issuance.

In the wake of the rulings Texas Senator and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz has offered an amendment that would create retention elections for Supreme Court Justices as is done in some 20 other states currently.

On the Senate floor Cruz blasted the Courts judicial activism and suggested that if Chief Justice Roberts and others wanted to be legislators they should resign from the bench and run for Congress.

Fellow GOP presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has his own constitutional fix to the Supreme Courts abuse of its power, an amendment affirming marriage as a states issue only.

Any amendment to the Constitution affecting the Supreme Court or its terrible rulings would require three-fourths votes of each chamber of Congress and the ratification of three-fourths of the states, or under the Convention process two-thirds of the state legislatures calling for a Convention with three-fourths of the states required for ratification.

The Supreme Court has greatly stepped outside its bounds and has begun issuing rulings, that are new pieces of legislation(see both rewrites by Roberts of Obamacare) or fundamentally alter historical institutions, like marriage, that owe their origins to the days before we fully established systems of government or codes of law.  This lawlessness and judicial tyranny needs to come to an end.

We have used the amendment process to the Constitution to fix bad Supreme Court rulings in the past; the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments directly undo the Courts Dred Scott decision.  And it is time to do so again.

The Article V Convention applications have already been submitted to Congress by four states(Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Florida) and application resolutions are pending and being debated in state legislatures across the country.

Protesters Outside Rep. Kinzinger’s District Office Want Congress To Stop Exempting Itself From Obamacare

Obamacare protest in Ottawa, photo Ottawa Times

Obamacare protest in Ottawa, photo Ottawa Times

A small group of protesters gathered Wednesday afternoon in downtown Ottawa to protest Congress exempting itself and its members from having to comply with portions of Obamacare.

Some folks from the Rockford area expressed interest in doing the same at Kinzinger’s district office at Rockford’s Bus Station To Nowhere, but I haven’t heard if any did.

Those who protested in Ottawa, part of a national series of protest organized by the Tea Party Patriots of congressional offices across the country, are upset that members of Congress and their staves are able to get subsidized for their insurance, when the law said they should get any subsidy, thanks to a move by President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget that was not stopped or blocked, let alone undone by the Republican controlled Congress.

The Ottawa Times has more:

More than a dozen protesters in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday demonstrated against what they considered special subsidies for members of Congress and their staffers.

In a light mist, they held signs in front of the Central Life Building, 628 Columbus St., where Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, has a district office. The protesters said they would ask the congressman’s office staff to relay their request that he support a bill to end the subsidy.

Some motorists, including a couple of semi-truck drivers, honked in support.

“Why should our tax dollars pay for this? This is not a Democratic or Republican issue. It’s nonpartisan.”

She also said the group wasn’t targeting Kinzinger, who has voted many times to repeal Obamacare.

Tony Sodaro of Ottawa was among the protesters.

“These guys in Congress are elected by us,” he said. “They should go by their own (laws).”

Kinzinger’s office had no immediate comment to the protesters.

Politicians Are Slaves Too

by Jesus Alaniz

I’ve reflected on our nation’s riots and the arrogant politicians, taxes and laws that may have caused them. I object to the riots because of all of the destruction and looting to personal and business property owners along with the innocent bystanders rather than properly attacking the real enemy. On the other hand our liberty did not come from Colonists sipping tea and munching on crumpets with the English. “We are a nation of laws and the law is the law. We must be obedient to the law and if you don’t like the law then vote for those who’ll change the law or run for public office and change it yourself”, arrogant politicians, courts and police will tell you along with some uninformed citizens. John Adams once said “Facts are stubborn things…” and it is time that we look at some facts and face reality. Ruling parties and their parrots will tell you that America has become a better place since they took office and all about America’s freedom, however, one June 2014 source ranks America as the no. 2 country in the world with the highest incarceration rate with an estimated 707 persons incarcerated for every 100,000 hence America is not as “free” as one might think. I won’t rehash unjust laws and taxes, but I do believe that the balance of power is tipping towards those who were unjustly made “criminals”. In his Spirit of the Law, Montesquieu wrote, “…every tyrant is at the same time a slave…” Freemen and freed convicts can travel, go about and live anywhere whether it’s gated community or the ghetto where politicians dare not go. There are now two powerful forces, those holding office and those who have served their time in prison. Montesquieu observed and wrote “The republic constantly demanded some new tax of me; and I could not decline paying. Since I have grown poor, I have acquired authority; nobody threatens me; I rather threaten others. I can go or stay where I please. The rich already rise from their seats and give me the way. I am a king, I was before a slave: I paid taxes to the republic, now it maintains me: I am no longer afraid of losing: but I hope to acquire.” President Kennedy warned during the Civil Rights movement “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Lawmakers need to return to representative status, represent their people & their liberties and stop making revenue generating laws that make criminals out of innocent people. Look at our neighborhoods. If crime has increased then you might be enslaved by former slaves who no longer have fear or those who’ve had loved ones unjustly incarcerated. I also detest those who support “social justice”. Study the social justice politicians and in many cases you’ll find they’ve been the ones who raised taxes and passed unjust laws believing they were doing God’s work when they were really doing the devils.

Illinois Budget, Rauner, Madigan & The Illinois Constitution

by Jesus Alaniz

I’ve listened to the baseless charges leveled against Gov. Rauner e.g. that he’s going against Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s counsel, that he needs to follow the Illinois constitution, and that the Illinois supreme court has ruled that Rauner must follow the Illinois constitution, pay and fund those pension costs even if it means jacking up taxes.

Patrick Henry once asked “Who authorized them to speak the language of We the people?” and I have never authorized any court to use my name in “The People of Illinois vs. Bruce Rauner” I find it humorous that anyone thinks we have a righteous and upright “Attorney General”. Who was the self-centered politician who wanted to violate the VI Amendment and make gun owners private information public? Who had to be ordered by court order to produce a carry conceal law? Who used delay tactics to fight these court orders? The answer: Lisa Madigan. The Illinois constitution is the law? Article VIII – Section 2, Finance reads “Proposed expenditures shall not exceed funds estimated to be available for the fiscal year as shown in the budget.” So why have Michael Madigan and Springfield Democrats proposed a budget that is $3 billion over the forecasted budget? Further, 810 ILCS 5/3-806, Ch. 26, par. 3-806 makes it a crime to write checks with insufficient funds and reads in part, “Any person who issues a check or other draft that is not honored upon presentment because the drawer does not have an account with the drawee, or because the drawer does not have sufficient funds in his account…” so where is the “Attorney General”? Where is the “Illinois Supreme Court”? And what about “the law”?

Never heard of these laws? Montesquieu wrote in the Spirit of the Law, “If there is some unfortunate honest man among the people, hints Cardinal Richelieu in his Political Testament, a monarch should be careful not to employ him” but not all have been silent. IL State Rep Jeanne Ives, 42nd District, recently said “I find it incredibly irresponsible that the House Democrats have brought forward a FY16 budget they know is unbalanced. They are promoting their spending plan and they have offered absolutely no information as to how they will fund it. – The majority party has a history of wreckless spending with no regard for how it impacts the citizens whose taxes fund our government. They have not earned the right to even one more cent of the public’s money.” Thomas Jefferson once said “In questions of power then, let no more be heard of [confidence in man] but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” Ives understands what a real Constitution is. The Founders were very clear on government’s purpose. The Declaration of Independence reads “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” Illinoisans can no longer afford to be legally robbed by those who are supposed to protect their rights.

References:

Article VIII – Section 2, Finance

http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/con8.htm

Madigan rejects Rauner’s approach linking business changes to budget

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rauner-illinois-legislature-met-0526-20150525-story.html#page=1

(810 ILCS 5/3-806) (from Ch. 26, par. 3-806)

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=081000050K3-806

Representative Jeanne Ives Reacts to Madigan’s FY16 Budget Bills that are $4 Billion out of Balance

http://www.jeanneives.org/2015/05/representative-jeanne-ives-reacts-to.html

 

Low 2015 Illinois Voter Turnout

Berlin Wall

by Jesus Alaniz

I have heard and read about the low voter turnout in this election. The problem with politics is that government consists of people and people are imperfect e.g. the Aaron Shock spending scandals, Hillary Clinton lying that she came under fire in Bosnia, her false immigrant ancestor claim, etc. George Washington warned “However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which [cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men] will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

Among the first reasons that I see people no longer taking interests in politics is the parties. The Democrat Party is no longer the party of frugal spending and frugal Democrats. It has been hijacked by socialists, Marxists and communists who insist that the government has a right to the people’s earnings by majority vote and mob rule for the good of the state. The moderate tax and spend Democrats having no place to go have filtered themselves into the Republican Party and the real Republicans have been labeled as either conservatives or extremists. Don’t let anyone fool you, there is no such thing as a conservative republican. You either believe and govern according to the rules of republicanism or you don’t, man is either free or he isn’t.

The second item I see and have experienced is a demand for loyalty by both parties regardless of where they stand on the issues. Party loyalists would demand that you support Stalin if there were an R by his name and Mao if there were a D by his name. The only thing missing now are clicking heels proclaiming “Sieg Heil!” to party leaders. Memo to party leaders, many Americans can think for themselves thank you very much.

The third reason people hate politics is money, whether its pieces of eight or thirty pieces of silver, unless you have money the parties could care less who you are and ask your party leaders if they or anyone in their party has ever has ever donated to the other party. Election laws are written in convoluted ways to protect those who wrote them to protect themselves. The 2015 Illinois Candidates Election guide consists of 94 pages of mishmash reminiscent of soviet elections.

To this year’s bewildered politicians, there are local elections, primary elections, mid-term elections and the national general elections but, there is one election that has been overlooked by Michael Madigan, Jim Durkin, Christine Radogno & John Cullerton. In 2014 95,000 Illinoisans ignored your party leaders, elections laws and gave a no confidence vote by voting with their feet and fleeing Illinois the way Germans once fled East Berlin. I have only one edict/request for those remaining in Illinois. Would the last one to leave Illinois please turn out the lights?

References

FBI begins probe of Aaron Schock spending               http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/aaron-schock-fbi-probe-spending-116257.html

CBS Exposes Hillary Clinton’s Bosnia Lie                                                       https://patriotpost.us/pages/31

Hillary Clinton Wrong On Family’s Immigration History, Records Show http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/hillary-clinton-wrong-on-familys-immigration-history-records#.jnjLYJvlm

Illinois Election Guide – 2015 http://www.elections.il.gov/downloads/electioninformation/pdf/2015canguide.pdf

Amnesty: An American Hispanic Tea Partier’s View

by Jesus Alaniz

President No Longer Commander in Chief

The illegal alien uses counterfeit documents, engages in identity theft or may impersonate other people upon illegal entry into the United States. Many illegals pay no federal, state income, social security or medicare taxes while taxpayers support their families with food stamps, medical care and other social services. In many cases the US Dollars they obtain are also wire transferred out of the United States to their country of origin rather than investing those dollars back into the US economy that is supporting them.

Being an illegal alien is therefore not a crime but a series of crimes!

But more morally decrepit and vile are the politicians who manipulate illegal immigration to divide and conquer the American people by falsely accusing anyone of being a racist for objecting to amnesty.

Therefore . . .

This angry American of Mexican dissent “… believes it’s to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and undoubtedly the least appreciated people in the entire world”.

The excuse that looking for 14 million illegal aliens, arresting, processing them and then deporting them is too expensive while the IRS spares no expense to audit ordinary Americans tax returns and find some fault in them proves that that hypothetical excuse is nothing but pure hooey.

Rather than establishing justice for a policeman despite the evidence and the eyewitness’ account, Congressman Gutierrez allowed the situation to fester and chose to remain silent while his fellow Democrats refused to let that crisis go to waste. Mr. Obama, Mr. Gutierrez, and Mr. Holder the victims of Operation Fast & Furious and Border Guard Brian Terry now cry from their grave DON’T SHOOT!

A nation without borders is not a nation and a nation and can have no head of state. Mr. Obama, Mr. Gutierrez, the fact that our borders remain insecure perhaps explains why China, Russia, Iran and North Korea don’t respect you.

The inept excuse that budget cuts prevent us from securing the borders is unacceptable! President John F Kennedy once said “Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom” Democrat voters wake up! Your party has been hijacked by socialists, marxists, communists and influenced by muslim fanatics and is no longer the party of Jack and Bobby Kennedy!

Obama, says that he’s concerned “as a Christian” that other Christians are not being as “loving” and continues to insist that free Americans surrender their guns and their religion yet leaves our southern border open to and refuses to demand the same of Abu Nidal, Abu Sayyef, Al Aqsa, al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia, Al-Shabaab, Ansar al-Islam, Boko Haram, ETA, PLO, Hamass, Hezbolah, ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, Taliban etc. etc. etc. Mr. Obama, the right of self-defense is a natural right and natural rights come not from the generosity of the state but from the Hand of God and a government that cannot trust its citizens with guns is a government that cannot, shall not and must never be trusted by the American people.

Islam has not nor has it ever been “interwoven into the American fabric”. In a 1786 letter to John Jay, Thomas Jefferson & John Adams wrote that Tripoli’s ambassador informed them that islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet (Mohammed), that it was written in their Qur’an, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”…Mr. Obama, Congressman Joe Wilson was right, you lie!!!

We have a responsibility to our military veterans and the families of those who have sacrificed loved ones for our country. A President who uses his phone and pen to give illegal aliens medical assistance and grant them amnesty while putting our veterans on a medical waiting list is not be respected as the “commander in chief”.

President John Adams wrote “Be not intimidated…nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice” It’s time to take political correctness and put it in the trash where it belongs. If Mexican voter ID cards are good enough for Mexican voters in Mexico, then voter ID’s are good enough for all qualified voters in America

Patriotism means standing by your government when they deserve it and standing up to your government when needed and therefore I call upon the RNHA, the Illinois Republican National Hispanic Assembly and Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti to perform their civic duty and demand that our borders be secured, that immigration laws be enforced and say “NO” to amnesty.

May He Who Has No Name, Bless, Keep and Smile Upon Our Best Friend, Israel

And May God Bless America!!!

Truth – The New Hate Speech

by Jesus Alaniz

In 1963, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black wrote “Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write” and Shakespeare wrote in The Merchant of Venice, “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose…O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!” Evil, sin, morality and wrong doing has been changed to “social issues” rather than being called the ilk that it is and let us look where it’s taken our society. A police shooting regardless of the facts & testimony brings in politicians, Al Sharpton, protests, the burning of communities, mobs robbing stores, burning cars and yes even shooting police in the neck. More black babies are aborted in the US than any other race, so where’s the aforementioned when an unarmed, innocent, black baby with no criminal record, is butchered and vacuumed out of their mother? Be I alone among the pro-lifers at one of their demonstrations and they would scream woman’s rights, the law etc.

The court threw out a sodomy case that was witnessed by a policeman through a window between two consenting adults in the US Supreme Court case, Bowers v. Hardwick. Straight people don’t care what straight people are doing in the privacy of their own homes so what makes the politicians, major newspapers & networks and same sex activists think that anyone wants to know what they’re doing? Some folks ask “What Would Jesus Do”? Wouldn’t Jesus love them? The answer is undoubtedly, “yes” but let’s tell the rest of the story. In John 8:4 an adulteress is brought before Jesus and Jesus is asked how she should be judged. Jesus does indeed say “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” After the ashamed crowd leaves, Christ questions the woman and then peacefully instructs her to “Go and sin no more”. Nowhere in scripture does Christ lecture the crowd that “they are on the wrong side of history” and that Christ marches in parades, displays banners etc. honoring her lifestyle. Some people say the times have changed, I disagree. The times are the same it’s the attitudes that have changed. Henry David Thoreau wrote “…most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders — serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as they rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God.” We have entered an age where “…telling the truth is a revolutionary act – truth has become the new hate speech & society has become so fake that truth actually bothers people”. Psalm 97:10 reads “Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.” Our nation needs more Divine mercy & forgiveness and less social correctness, let us then love all sinners but hate sin and evil.

References

Abortion by Race

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0101.pdf

Bowers v. Hardwick

http://money.howstuffworks.com/10-overturned-supreme-court-cases.htm#page=4

John 8:4 – Woman caught in adultery

http://biblehub.com/john/8-4.htm

John 8:7 – “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

http://biblehub.com/john/8-7.htm

John 8:11 – “Go and sin no more.”

http://biblehub.com/john/8-11.htm

Psalm 97:10

http://biblehub.com/psalms/97-10.htm

 

Religious Freedom, First Amendment, Same Sex & America’s Future

by Jesus Alaniz

An inscription on Panel 3 on Jefferson’s Memorial reads “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?” A state governor, bakers, wedding photographers and now a pizza owner are having their First Amendment Rights stripped away for being true to their faith. Militants and politicians are energizing that community as another demographic to conquer and divide the American people for the purpose of gaining votes. I believe I’m seeing parallels where our nation is headed.

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) once wrote “Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God.” Politicians now see themselves as God, believing that their legislation and support for that group can trump God’s Law. Matthew 7:15 warns us to be aware of false prophets dressed in sheep’s clothing. George Washington said “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like [sheep] to the slaughter.” Our nation’s unscrupulous leaders and even some unscrupulous ministers are turning a [blind eye] to all manners of evil. In Genesis 19:10 the angels blind the men of Sodom who want to touch them. In Genesis 18: 23-33 Abraham bargains with a patient God begging the Almighty to spare the city if God can find a few righteous people in Sodom. In the end God finds none and destroys the city. It was Thomas Jefferson who also said “Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

People are being bullied into silence in the spirit of political correctness as was done in the Soviet Union, China and North Korea, while politicians water down our right to self-defense. John Adams wrote “The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.” And what better way is there to destroy the I and the II Amendments than by turning American against American. In the meantime, the Muslim population continues to grow in America. One report reads, “What is clear, however, is that the Muslim-American population has been growing rapidly as a result of immigration, a high birth rate, and conversions.” Muslims are also demanding Sharia (Islamic) Law more and more in America & Canada. The Quran condemns homosexuality and punishments range from banishment to stoning and some Muslims don’t deny it.

Turn the American people against each other, then silence them through political correctness and then disarm them while importing a foreign religion that is incompatible with the Constitution. In time the silent & unarmed are destroyed for the security of the state followed by the immoral being double-crossed & destroyed according to a false religion, their prophet and their god. The churches, synagogues and temples are also destroyed to rewrite a history that Judaism, Christianity and Hinduism etc. never were and the new Islamic state always was. Could I be wrong? I suppose, but look at what ISIS has done and is doing, then read Revelation 20:4 and decide for yourself.

References

Genesis 19:11 – Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.

http://biblehub.com/genesis/19-11.htm

Genesis 19:10 – Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+19

Genesis 18:23 – 33 Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?” He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”

http://biblehub.com/genesis/18-23.htm

Elizabeth Warren on Gun Control

http://www.ontheissues.org/domestic/Elizabeth_Warren_Gun_Control.htm

Embassy of the United States – Baghdad Iraq

http://iraq.usembassy.gov/resources/information/current/american/statistical.html

Muslim ‘Sharia for America’ Rally in D.C. Postponed

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2011/March/TN-Looks-to-Outlaw-Parts-of-Islamic-Sharia-Law/

Sharia Law in Canada

http://www.billionbibles.org/sharia/canada-sharia-law.html

Homosexuality – Islam

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/026-homosexuality.htm

Towards Understanding the Quran

http://www.islamicstudies.info/tafheem.php?sura=7&verse=80&to=84

“Homosexuals Must Be Killed” Muslims speak out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qxjocm5fCc

Imam Tells Gay Muslim He Should Be Killed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibmaiIGr56w

OBAMA the Muslim – HIS OWN WORDS – CNN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE9mZCRX2mg

Corporate Income Taxes – We’re On Strike

by Jesus Alaniz

I listened to a group of folks complain that there are corporations who don’t pay any income taxes in Illinois. Rather than demanding that the people have the same freedom as the corporations they demanded that those corporations share in the same misery that has enslaved thousands of families & people and causing them to leave Illinois along with billions in taxable income.

We got our taxes done and we discovered that not only will we not get a refund this year, but will have to pay more in taxes this year and that we will probably have to pay even more in taxes next year despite a deep cut in our combined income. People yelling, screaming, holding up signs and protesting in mobs demanding that corporations pay their fair share in taxes will not help my wife and I one iota. In fact, it will only give the politicians more money to waste or buy votes with. One source states that “the United States has the third highest general top marginal corporate income tax rate in the world at 39.1 percent, exceeded only by Chad and the United Arab Emirates” while the worldwide average is 22.6% so why would anyone want the government to tax companies even more? In the 1819 United States Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland, Chief Justice John Marshall stated “…the power to tax involves the power to destroy…” yet there are still those who demand that their representatives tax corporations even more, raise the minimum wage to collect still more taxes and create more laws to control corporations. In 1774 Edmund Burke wrote of a representative’s duty, “It is his duty to sacrifice his repose, his pleasures, his satisfactions, to theirs; and above all, ever, and in all cases, to prefer their interest to his own. But his unbiassed opinion, his mature judgment, his enlightened conscience, he ought not to sacrifice to you, to any man, or to any set of men living. These he does not derive from your pleasure; no, nor from the law and the constitution. They are a trust from Providence, for the abuse of which he is deeply answerable. [Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion].”

In July 2012 Barrack Obama stated “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that…” We are no longer a nation of laws but a nation of men one trying to enslave or control another for our own sake. We have become demented preferring twelve slaves rather than seeing one free man. It is well, let those who demand that others suffer for them “build it themselves”. You can tax, mandate and regulate me but no law can force me to innovate invent, create or produce for the state. There are companies and those of us ready and eager to produce once again but until our spirits, minds and hands are free again…”we’re on strike”.

References

Corporate Income Tax Rates around the World, 2014

http://taxfoundation.org/article/corporate-income-tax-rates-around-world-2014

Obama: If You’ve Got A Business, You Didn’t Build That

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjPI6no5ng

Companies On Strike

by Jesus Alaniz

I listened to a group of folks complain that there are corporations who don’t pay any income taxes in Illinois. Rather than demanding that the people have the same freedom as the corporations they demanded that those corporations share in the same misery that has enslaved thousands of families & people and causing them to leave Illinois along with billions in taxable income.

We got our taxes done and we discovered that not only will we not get a refund this year, but will have to pay more in taxes this year and that we will probably have to pay even more in taxes next year despite a deep cut in our combined income. People yelling, screaming, holding up signs and protesting in mobs demanding that corporations pay their fair share in taxes will not help my wife and I one iota. In fact, it will only give the politicians more money to waste or buy votes with. One source states that “the United States has the third highest general top marginal corporate income tax rate in the world at 39.1 percent, exceeded only by Chad and the United Arab Emirates” while the worldwide average is 22.6% so why would anyone want the government to tax companies even more? In the 1819 United States Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland, Chief Justice John Marshall stated “…the power to tax involves the power to destroy…” yet there are still those who demand that their representatives tax corporations even more, raise the minimum wage to collect still more taxes and create more laws to control corporations. In 1774 Edmund Burke wrote of a representative’s duty, “It is his duty to sacrifice his repose, his pleasures, his satisfactions, to theirs; and above all, ever, and in all cases, to prefer their interest to his own. But his unbiassed opinion, his mature judgment, his enlightened conscience, he ought not to sacrifice to you, to any man, or to any set of men living. These he does not derive from your pleasure; no, nor from the law and the constitution. They are a trust from Providence, for the abuse of which he is deeply answerable. [Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion].”

In July 2012 Barrack Obama stated “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that…” We are no longer a nation of laws but a nation of men one trying to enslave or control another for our own sake. We have become demented preferring twelve slaves rather than seeing one free man. It is well, let those who demand that others suffer for them “build it themselves”. You can tax, mandate and regulate me but no law can force me to innovate invent, create or produce for the state. Mr. Politician there are companies out there ready and eager to produce once again but until their spirits and ingenious minds are free again…”they’re on strike”.

 

New Illinois Democrat & Republican Taxes

by Jesus Alaniz

In 1817 President James Madison wrote “The people of the U. S. owe their Independence & their liberty, to the wisdom of descrying in the minute tax of 3 pence on tea, the magnitude of the evil comprised in the precedent. Let them exert the same wisdom, in watching against every evil lurking under plausible disguises, and growing up from small beginnings.” Obsta principiis (Withstand beginnings; resist the first approaches or encroachments). IL State Rep Mary E. Flowers (D) proposes HB0106, Financial Transaction Tax ($60 Billion Taxes/5 Years), IL State Rep Michael Madigan (D), proposes HJRCA0026 Millionaires Tax ($5 Billion Taxes/5 Years), Ill State Rep Representative Robyn Gabel (D) proposes HB2667 Sweet Beverage Tax ($3 Billion Taxes/5 Years), IL State Rep Arthur Turner (D) proposes a $550 Million/5 Years Satellite TV Tax,  and  IL Sen. Don Harmon (D) has proposed SJRCA 0001 Progressive Income Tax ($34.5 Billion/5 Years). Republican voters don’t start salivating just yet. IL State Senator Chapin Rose (R) has proposed SB1661 – a Fireworks Tax ($50 Million Taxes/5 Years) for a total $103.1 Billion in new taxes over the next 5 years and on top of the doubled tollway taxes, increased driver’s license and license plate fees. State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, is said to have proposed a 3.75 percent tax on guns and gun parts. “When asked how much revenue it would raise, she said she didn’t know but thought “if we can get a good million or so, I’ll take it”” and don’t let anyone fool you, Republicans can easily flip after elections, case in point, IL Senator Dave Syverson (R), Rockford, who reportedly called for a state income tax increase “now that the elections were over”.

These “lawmakers” will tell you that that’s what’s needed to address the deficit. They purposely don’t tell you that the state’s income deficiency was cause by people leaving the state to escape Springfield’s taxes. One report states that Illinois lost 40,000 people in 2009 and that between 1995 and 2009 IL lost 806,000 people. It is also reported that people took $1.5 billion in taxable income in 2009 when they left and that Illinois lost $26 billion in taxable income to out-migration between 1995 and 2009 alone. Springfield’s solution? Create new taxes to replace the taxes that were lost due to people escaping Springfield’s high taxes.

As Illinois seeks new taxes, companies seek incentives to stay, taxpayers look for tax breaks and working families look to the state for help and relief to make ends meet from Springfield’s tax side effects. Confusion then reigns and as French author & economist Frédéric Bastiat put it “Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone. The unfortunate state, like Figaro, knows neither to whom to listen nor where to turn.” It is said that clever people solve problems, wise people avoid them. It would be wise for Springfield to stop chasing citizens away and stop creating new taxes.

References:

Illinois politicians propose $100B in tax hikes over next 5 years

https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-politicians-propose-100b-in-tax-hikes-over-next-5-years/

Still leaving Illinois: An exodus of people and money

https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/still-leaving-illinois-an-exodus-of-people-and-money/

Syverson First Republican Legislator to Call for State Income Tax Increase

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/11/syverson-first-republican-legislator-to-call-for-state-income-tax-increase.html

Il Gov Bruce Rauner Visits Yorkville Il – Vows To Put Power Back Into Hands Of Local Voters

by JesusRauner KC 6 Mar 2015_ (14) Alaniz

Illinois is in a void where some voters think it’s time for a third party while others wished there were two. In August 1776 George Washington addressed his Continental Army stating “The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them.” Russian writer Ayn Rand warned that we’re entering a period where government can do whatever it wants while people can only act by permission.

I’ve wondered when Rauner was going to sellout. What does Rauner know about the Founders and Framers anyway? I was shocked when I listened to Rauner speak in Yorkville on March 6. Alexander Hamilton understood the dangers of big government and wrote in Federalist No. 26 “The people should resolve to recall all the powers they have heretofore parted with out of their own hands, and to divide themselves into as many States as there are counties, in order that they may be able to manage their own concerns in person.” I believe Springfield has lost credibility and Rauner has vowed to restore power back into the hands of local voters where it belongs.

In Virginia’s Statute for Religious Freedom, Thomas Jefferson wrote “…to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical…” Rauner believes in the right to organize under the I Amendment but recognizes that it’s also wrong to compel people to join a labor organization and pay dues against their will.

Rauner’s the first to admit that many of the things that are legal for Ill government are illegal citizens. After the arrest of the Gov. Rod Blagojevich, FBI special agent Robert Grant stated “If it is not the most corrupt state in the United States, it’s certainly one hell of a competitor,” Fed up with Illinois corruption I believe Illinois politicians should serve two terms, one in office the other in jail. Rauner’s the first Illinois official to publically acknowledge corruption in Ill government. The result is that tax payers aren’t getting value for their tax dollars. Rauner stated that bids need to be open and fair and not tied to special interests. A lot of politicians make good on promises they’ve made to special interests at the expense of taxpayers under the guise of law. Rauner’s the first I’ve heard who wants to return the power to tax and sovereignty into the hands of the people. Rauner said the state needs to honor the pensions it contracted but acknowledged the impropriety of some pensions such as Pat Quinn’s $11,396 monthly pension which in my opinion isn’t constitutional but legalized larceny. Taxpayers may finally be getting the voice at the table they deserve to chart their own course & destiny.

Unaffordable Care: $11,000 For Obamacare Coverage, Before Insurance Kicks In

obamacare-logo_fullThe nightmares from President Obama’s Affordable Care Act continue to roll in.

Just days after the close of the open enrollment period for 2015, minus some “extensions” due to more glitches and snafus, one Rockford woman is looking at having to pay $11,000 for a years worth of healthcare coverage before she sees one benefit from her Obamacare approved and compliant, not to mention supposedly cheaper, policy.

Tracy Doyle wrote on Facebook Tuesday:

Love this. Just paid more than $2600 for 6 months of 0bamacare, which I’ll probably never be able to use because of my $6000 deductible. Which means, essentially, that unless I have a very serious illness or accident, I’m still self-insured, as I have been since 1997, but now I’m paying more than $11,000/year for the privilege. Affordable my ass.

Doyle later wrote that her medical needs have recently only ran in the few hundred-dollar range making it much more practical for her to take the Obamacare penalty/tax than to pay such outrageous prices for essentially useless insurance.

Doyle did not take a subsidy.

Those that have taken the Obamacare subsidy have been finding out now that it is tax season that that subsidy is being counted as income on people’s tax returns and they are being required to pay large portions of it back to the government.

Rising Gasoline Prices – Early 2015

by Jesus Alaniz

In his 1790 book, “Reflections on the French Revolution”, author Edmund Burke wrote “But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.” The war in Iraq begins on March 20, 2003. Oil prices have been creeping up and soon begin a steady climb. Nancy Pelosi calls President George Bush a failure when gasoline prices reach $3.05/gallon. However, Pelosi as of late has stated that she’s interested in a gasoline tax increase along with tax cuts for the middle class that has allegedly been proposed by Republicans. Local, county and state governments have also raised gasoline taxes or have made no effort to bring working families relief at the pump. Early in his campaign Obama was open to higher gasoline prices to compel people to drive less thus “reducing fossil fuel emissions and fuel consumption”. In 2011 Obama also floated the idea of a mileage tax though a spokesman later stated the suggestion never entered the administration’s discussions. In 2011 GM CEO floated the idea of a $1 per gallon gasoline tax to “help guide” people into more fuel efficient cars, presumably the “Chevy Volt”. Gasoline prices had been coming down and American families had finally seen some relief right up until refinery workers who blame the big oil companies for being greedy went on strike though I doubt they’re striking to lower prices for working families. In Aesop’s fable of the Lamb & the Wolf, a hungry wolf observes a lamb drinking water from a brook and then confronts the lamb for muddying up the water though the water is running down stream away from the wolf. The wolf then accuses the lamb of telling lies about the wolf the previous year though the lamb is only six months old. The wolf then rushes the lamb justifying that whether the lamb’s lies were about him or his brother is inconsequential and eats the lamb. The moral is written “The unjust will not listen to the reasoning of the innocent. – The tyrant can always find an excuse for his tyranny.” There has never been a good reason for raising gasoline prices over the years. Oil profiteering, wars, taxes to reduce consumption/emissions or create shovel ready projects, bail out an auto giant or serve organized labor are nothing but excuses. When’s the last time you saw an American flag flying at a gasoline station? It’s time the American people understand the difference between a democracy and a republic, political parties not with-standing. In a democracy two wolves and a sheep vote on what’s for dinner. In a republic two wolves and a sheep vote on what’s for dinner but the armed sheep contests the vote. If you have not read or studied “The Wolf & the Lamb” don’t bother, you’re living it. The working class’ only task is to now boldly “contest the vote” to increase gasoline prices & taxes when the time comes. References: Democrats Then vs Now: Nancy Pelosi Blames Bush for High Gas Prices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjigcS8gN04 Pelosi Challenges Republicans To Put Up A Vote On Middle Class Tax Cuts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XRL5Y1BZFI Pelosi Open to Increase in Gas Tax https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkzE5IeGrgk Obama Admits He Wants Higher Gas Prices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRzKutZMrHo GM CEO calls for $1 gas tax hike http://money.cnn.com/2011/06/07/news/companies/gm_gas_tax_hike/ Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/159397-obama-floats-plan-to-tax-cars-by-the-mile The Wolf & the Lamb – Variant http://mythfolklore.net/aesopica/milowinter/45.htm

Get Covered Illinois Executive Director Resigns

get-covered-illinoisThe executive director for Get Covered Illinois, the agency responsible for funneling more and more people into the disastrous debacle that is Obamacare, is resigning.

WREX has more:

A key government leader in Illinois’ health insurance enrollment efforts over the past two years has resigned.

Jennifer Koehler was executive director of Get Covered Illinois and part of former Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration. She oversaw federal grant programs promoting insurance coverage, including advertising and in-person outreach.

Koehler says she’s resigning to pursue other professional opportunities.

More than 347,000 Illinoisans enrolled or re-enrolled in private health insurance before last Sunday’s deadline, far surpassing enrollment in the first year. Another 572,000 lower-income Illinoisans qualified for Medicaid under the health care law’s expansion.

Rep. Aaron Schock Demonstrates What Is Wrong With The People We Send To Congress

Rep. Aaron Schock in his Downton Abbey office

Rep. Aaron Schock in his Downton Abbey office

Illinois congressman Aaron Schock has been in some hot water the last week and it shouldn’t be all that surprising because Schock is a perfect illustration of what is wrong with the people we send to Congress.

The controversy started when the Washington Post reported on Schock’s new office decor, themed after the PBS series Downton Abbey, which is set in turn of the century Britain.  It is expected that the renovation of his Rayburn office will cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Bright red walls. A gold-colored wall sconce with black candles. A Federal-style bull’s-eye mirror with an eagle perched on top. And this is just the Illinois Republican’s outer office.

“It’s actually based off of the red room in ‘Downton Abbey,’ ” said the woman behind the front desk, comparing it to the luxurious set piece at the heart of the British period drama.

A blond woman popped out of an inner office. “Want to see the rest?” she asked.

She introduced herself as Annie Brahler, the interior decorator whose company is called Euro Trash. She guided me to Schock’s private office, revealing another dramatic red room. This one with a drippy crystal chandelier, a table propped up by two eagles, a bust of Abraham Lincoln and massive arrangements of pheasant feathers.

This follows past office decor expenditures that have included granite counter tops and leather furniture which USA Today has tabulated cost taxpayers some $100,000 since Schock was first elected to Congress in 2008.  That figure does not include his Downton Abbey remodel.

Congressman Schock says that he will pay Ms. Brahler once she sends him an invoice for the work, but that doesn’t negate the fact that Brahler offered to do the work for Schock for free.

This has prompted the left-leaning government ethics watchdog group CREW to file an ethics complaint against Schock with the House Ethics committee.

The dust-up over his office decor has revealed congressman Schock’s arrogant behavior and tone-deafness as he quoted a line from a Taylor Swift song saying “haters gonna hate” when prompted to respond to the growing controversy over his office decor by ABC News.

With the federal government having $500 billion(and more) budget deficits every year he’s been in office. The nation facing $18 trillion in official debt, on top of over $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities for entitlement programs.  And the average household income across the country declining thousands of dollars since 2008 the people, even liberals, have every right to be outraged at the opulence and extravagant habits and taste of one Central Illinois congressman.

Especially when that congressman represents all that is wrong with the people we as voters send to Washington year in and year out.

This latest episode shouldn’t be all that surprising.

Aaron Schock is a guy after all who walks(and votes) in lock-step with Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the GOP House leadership when they pass budget and debt deals with President Obama and Sen. Harry Reid that spend money we don’t have, raises taxes, and guts our military.

Schock has also been a vocal supporter in the past of having Republicans pass their own version of Illinois Democrat Sen. “Little” Dick Durbin’s DREAM Act that would grant amnesty to certain illegal immigrants, something made mute at the moment by President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesties.

And Schock openly advocated for Speaker Boehner to work with House Democrats to pass legislation and isolate the Tea Party/conservative House Republicans during the partial government shutdown of a year-and-a-half ago over the defunding of Obamacare.

When your congressman or woman won’t fight to cut funding from Obamacare what makes you think they will cut their own offices spending.

Congressman Schock you and your attitude is what is wrong with Washington and it is high time for you to go.

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