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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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Nearly All Obamacare Sign-ups In IL From Chicagoland; Nearly 8 In 10 Subsidized

obamacare-logo_fullThe Obama administration has released Obamacare enrollment numbers for the state of Illinois through January 30th.

Of 296,000 enrollees either at Healthcare.gov or via automatic enrollment nearly all of them herald from the Chicagoland area with nearly 8 in 10 enrollees in Obamacare in the state of Illinois being subsidized.

The Chicago metro area enrolled 241,000 people in Obamacare while the St. Louis metro area added another 97,000.  There is some cross state-lines overlap.

Anyone who doesn’t already have healthcare insurance has until February 15th to enroll before the open enrollment period for 2015 ends.  Open enrollment will not start up again for 2016 coverage until November.

 

Response to Obama’s State of the Union Address – January 2015

by Jesus Alaniz
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia skipped his 19th address deeming State of the Union Addresses as a “childish spectacle”. Justice Clarence Thomas has judged them to be partisan and has not attended one since 2012 while Chief Justice John Roberts has judged them to be a “political pep rally”. I believe the best analogy of the state of the union address is found in Aristotle’s words “The three aims of the tyrant are, one, the humiliation of his subjects…two, the creation of mistrust among them…three, the tyrant desires that all his subjects shall be incapable of action.”
In November 2010 Obama stated, “I won. Get over it.” In this state of the union address he touted his so called success by proclaiming “The shadow of crisis has passed…I have no more campaigns to run” followed by an off-script remark in which he said “I know because I won both of them.” Montesquieu wrote of such arrogance “Oh, how empty is praise when it reflects back to its origin!”
It’s typical of Washington to create a problem and then seek praise from the public after they create another problem to solve the first problem they created in the first place. A colleague of mine expressed it to me this way “The federal government, which has “Tomahawk” cruise missiles and “Apache,” “Blackhawk,” ‘Kiowa” and “Lakota’ helicopters – and used the code name “Geronimo” in the attack that killed Osama bin Laden, officially objects to the name of the Washington Redskins.” It was Obama who cancelled the tax holiday which increased people’s payroll to avoid a “fiscal cliff” and leave it to Obama to propose tax cuts for working families to cover the costs of Obamacare and the fiscal cliff tax he caused. As for raising the minimum wage, why didn’t Obama raise it when he had the majority in the house & senate? One moment he tells Americans that they are better off with him the next moment he attempts to diminish Americans into believing they are suffering and need him. The former slave, Booker T. Washington wrote “I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.” I don’t believe Obama wants the patient to get well and wants him dependent on government.
On point three Obama promised to make congress inactive by threatening to veto any bill that defunds the burdens of Obamacare, creates an oil pipeline, overrides his unconstitutional amnesty executive order or tightens sanctions on Valerie Jarad’s ancestral country of Iran. Obama had an opportunity to address the working class tax issues but chose himself instead. If Obama’s goal was to mislead the public, inflate his successes & ego to equivocate himself to other politicians, I’ll give him credit and say he succeeded.

Democrats, Democrats & The Politics of Obamacare

by Jesus Alaniz

Plato once said “The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.” That the Republicans voted pro-ACA Democrats out is a myth. Article I Section 3 of the US Constitution reads “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, (chosen by the Legislature) thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.” This clause was changed by the XVII Amendment (1913) and placed the election of Senators into the hands of the people. In November 2013 Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu stated “Hey, if you don’t like Obamacare, you can unelect me.” Thirty of the 60 senators who voted for Obamacare have now been voted out including Mary Landrieu and Barbara Boxer (D) has announced that she will not seek another term. It is evident that the Senate election flip was driven by unhappy voters and not a Republican House majority.
Democrats Chuck Schumer & Tom Harkin who voted for the Act now honestly admit that passing the ACA was a mistake. MIT/ACA architect Johnathan Gruber now regrets saying Americans don’t care about the uninsured and the Republican leadership has failed to educate the public on the adverse effects of government involvement in economics. In 2012 John Boehner was uncommitted in repealing or changing the ACA and in August of 2013 Adam Kinzinger (R) was more afraid of him & Republicans losing their jobs if they defunded Obamacare rather than the 300 companies that would later cut hours to avoid Obamacare or the countless companies that would be dropping spousal coverage, reducing benefits and increasing costs. Later, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) was scolded by voters (Sept 2013) after he lashed at Ted Cruz (R) for trying to defund Obamacare during budgetary negotiations. A few may have also been duped by the chain email “What will happen to taxes on Jan. 1, 2015?” One periodical took the email to task, discovered, stated and cited that many of those taxes were already in place, were false or were passed on a “bipartisan” basis.
Frédéric Bastiat wrote “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” The only benefactors of the war on poverty are the politicians & the race baiters at the expense of Republican and Democrat voters killing each other over funding it. It’s time to set the record straight. The ACA does nothing more than create a new bureaucracy to strengthen the IRS to collect new taxes. I am more apt to succeed in administrating medicine to the dead or converting atheists through scripture than believing that that the Democrats are enamored of the ACA or that Republicans in shining armor are combatting it. In my opinion Pro-ACA voters should have no fear and anti-ACA voters should give up all hope, Obamacare is safe in the hands of Democratic despots and self-serving/selfish Republican cowards.

References

The Constitution of the United States

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

Additional Amendments of the Constitution

http://billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/additional-amendments/

Trey Gowdy GRILLS Jonathan Gruber. Did You Apologize Because You Said It Or Meant It?

Hey, if you don’t like Obamacare, you can unelect me

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3094770/posts

30 Of The 60 Senators Who Voted For Obamacare Will Soon Be Out Of Congress

http://dailycaller.com/2014/12/08/30-of-the-60-senators-who-voted-for-obamacare-will-soon-be-out-of-congress/

Barbara Boxer not running for reelection

http://www.wcvb.com/politics/barbara-boxer-not-running-for-reelection/30595028

Defunding Obamacare Will Cost Republicans House Majority (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/adam-kinzinger-obamacare_n_3762843.html

Boehner: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land’

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/08/15029606-boehner-obamacare-is-the-law-of-the-land

McConnell walks fine line with GOP base in fight to defund ObamaCare

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/324207-conservatives-attack-mcconnell-for-opposition-to-cruz-effort-to-defund-obamacare

Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare in 2010 Was a Mistake

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/chuck-schumer-passing-obamacare-in-2010-was-a-mistake-20141125

Abandon Ship: Another Democratic Senator Admits Obamacare Was a Mistake

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/12/04/abandon-ship-another-democratic-senator-admits-obamacare-was-a-mistake-n1926842

Obamacare cutting hours and wages for 300 Companies

http://www.conservativefiringline.com/obamacare-cutting-hours-wages-300-companies/

What will happen to taxes on Jan. 1, 2015? Chain email gets tax rates all wrong

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/05/chain-email/what-will-happen-taxes-january-2015-chain-email-wr/

Visions Of Dropped Policies Danced In Their Heads

https://gop.com/visions-of-dropped-policies-danced-in-their-heads/

 

French Journalists Killed

by Jesus Alaniz

My condolences to France’s twelve courageous cartoon journalists who lost their lives in the battle between a free press and corrupt religious principles. The battle that began between non-believers and Islam on September 11, 1683 known as the Battle of Vienna expanded when Europeans, more especially, English settlers left England and settled in what we now call America. Thomas Jefferson also had his problems with Islam. The Barbary pirates had been taking ships in the name of Islam. Thomas Jefferson & John Adams sought to make peace and assure the Muslim leaders that America meant them no harm. Shocked by the outcome of a meeting Jefferson & Adams write in a March 28, 1786 letter to John Jay, “The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their prophet, that it was written in their Koran, 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 who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.” The end of the letter and the attacks on September 11, 2001 substantiate Surat Al-‘Anfāl 8:12.

I’ll admit that Christians also have a violent past. After Pope Clement V had disbanded the Templars King Philip IV of France had French Templars arrested in an effort to abscond their treasure to pay off his debts. The Templars were tortured into falsely confessing to acts of heresy & killed under the auspicious of that pope and their Grand Master Jacques de Molay was burned alive. The arrests occurred on Friday, October 13, 1307 and many of those false accusations still linger today.

Libertarian Michael J. Badnarik once told the story of a lawyer who observed a man being whipped by the British for several days as he traveled into town. The man finally died from the lashings a few days later. His crime was a refusal to obtain a license from the Church of England to preach. The lawyer, states Badnarik, would later proclaim the words “Give me Liberty or Give me Death”.

Martin Luther was the voice against the corrupt acts of the Roman Catholic Church. The Framers guaranteed our right to worship as we please under the I Amendment. In my opinion Islam lacks the courageous voices & unity to condemn acts of violence, and the degradation of women & non-believers. I believe in the Almighty and reject any “religion” or leader such as Pope Clement V, the old Church of England, Islamist extremists etc. Romans 12:19 teaches that vengeance belongs to God and that we are to leave punishment to Him. As with government, religion is not the problem but rather violent individuals with corrupt ideals who believe they are equal to God due to our silence. A free press, journalism and satirist are obligated to reign when political correctness, silence & cowardice rules.

References

Battle of Vienna

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vienna

History of Islam and the influence on the U.S. – Thomas Jefferson Letter

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/195692

Photo Copy of Jefferson Letter http://memory.loc.gov/master/mss/mtj/mtj1/005/0400/0430.jpg

Text of Jefferson Letter http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~argyll/From%20JOHN%20ADAMS%20And%20THOMAS%20JEFFERSON.pdf

Surat Al-‘Anfāl 8:12

http://quran.com/8/12

Jacques de Molay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_de_Molay

History of the Templars (Arrest of the Templars)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Knights_Templar

King Phillip IV, Pope Clement V, and the Fall of the Knights Templar — Part II

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/king-phillip-iv-pope-clement-v-and-the-fall-of-th0.html

Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – سورة البقرة 2:282 –

http://quran.com/2/282

Surat An-Nisā’ (The Women) – سورة النساء 4:34

http://quran.com/4/34

Surat Al-‘Anfāl (The Spoils of War) – سورة الأنفال 8:12

http://quran.com/8/12

Former Muslim, Brother Rachid – Schools President Obama on Islam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnkPmeF3fSY

Adam Kinzinger’s Happy About Obscure Part Of CRomnibus

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Congressman Adam Kinzinger, one of 162 House Republicans to vote for the CRomnibus, was in the district touting an obscure manufacturing related provision of the monstrosity of a bill.

Kinzinger was happy because the CRomnibus created yet another advisory government panel of government sector types and those from the manufacturing sector talking and strategizing ways for government to improve that portion of the economy.

The Dixon Telegraph has more:

The National Manufacturing Strategy Act, which Kinzinger sponsored, was part of the omnibus spending bill approved in the past week by the House and Senate. It’s expected to be signed by President Barack Obama soon.

The act created a committee of private and public sector people to discuss ways to improve manufacturing in the country.

The congressman also said he was “excited” to work with the new Congress, which swung to Republican control in both chambers during the November election. The Keystone XL pipeline will be among the first pieces of legislation up for a vote in the new year, he said.

I of course can save this bunch a lot of time because the ways to help manufacturing in this nation are simple; right to work, lower corporate taxes, dividend/capital gains tax holiday or reduction, allow for repatriation of profits, rollback the EPA, repeal Obamacare, and in the long-term help the Chinese people over throw and reject Communist rule.(Staying away from cap-and-trade, value added taxes, and electing Democrats would also help).

Whiteside County Getting $74,000 Obamacare Grant

obamacare-logo_fullWhile the state of Illinois won’t be setting up its own state based Obamacare exchange that isn’t stopping the Whiteside county health department from getting a $74,000 grant from the (Un)Affordable (No)Care Act.

The WCHD says they will use the money to pay for another nurse; AFSCME and/or SEIU last seen nodding in approval.

The Dixon Telegraph has more:

The Whiteside County Health Department is being awarded $73,912 in federal Affordable Care Act funding – one of just 37 federally funded health centers in the state to share about $1.3 million.

Whiteside County Public Health Administrator Beth Fiorini was excited and surprised to find out about the award. An hour after having learned about it, she had a vague outline of how to use the funds – to continue to improve the quality of care available through the health department, possibly by hiring another nurse who can facilitate and implement methods to improve the quality of care.

Obama’s Executive Amnesty Should Be Meet With Articles Of Impeachment

obama-dictatorPresident Obama is set to announce his executive amnesty in a prime time address Thursday night.  While the details of Obama’s executive amnesty haven’t been finalized it is likely to include the expansion of his Deferred Deportation program, known as DACA, to cover at least 4 million illegal immigrants as the program will now cover anyone who crossed the border as children(under 16) prior to January 2010, as well as the parents of children already given deferred deportations as well as the parents of legal immigrants.

Fox News-Obama to announce 10 point immigration plan

While mouthpieces for the administration have been trying to claim that Obama’s upcoming dictatorial fiat is nothing out of the ordinary, the fact of the matter is this is a lawless action being taken by an imperial President.

President Obama’s original DACA program in and of itself was an unconstitutional assault on Congresses Article I, Section 8 power over immigration and any expansion of this executive amnesty should be viewed as an unabashed attempt to eviscerate the Constitution.

House and Senate Republicans are looking at using the upcoming need to issue a new Continuing Resolution or omnibus spending bill to attach language that would bar any funds from being used to implement Obama’s planned executive fiat amnesty, and that is a good thing.

However, it is insufficient to curtail a growingly dictatorial despot.

What House Republicans should do on Friday morning after President Obama’s nationally televised address is file Articles of Impeachment against President Obama with trial in the Senate starting in early January.

Here is what those Articles of Impeachment should look like(rough draft):

Count 1-Violation of his duty to faithfully uphold the Constitution, namely usurping Congresses Article I, Section 8 power over immigration via executive amnesty, actions the President himself on numerous occasions has said he could not do.

Count 2-Violation of his duty to faithfully execute the laws passed by Congress, examples of this include unilaterally altering and delaying various aspects of Obamacare, changing the work requirements of welfare reform(passed in the 90s) without congressional approval, ordering Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol to ignore/not enforce the nation’s immigration laws.

Count 3-Violation of a duly passed congressional notification requirement on the release of terrorist enemy combatants from detention at the Guantanamo Bay prison by releasing 5 senior Taliban commanders, while hostilities are ongoing, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Count 4-Violation of Congresses appropriation powers by using funds to facilitate the trade of 5 senior Taliban commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl that was not allocated by Congress.

Count 5-Violation of the recess appointments clause of the Constitution by unconstitutionally, per the Supreme Court, making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, and of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

All five of those charges are easy to prove, easy to show violations of the plain text and meaning of the Constitution, and are easy for the American people to understand that their President, no matter who he is, is not above the law, and the supreme law of the land is the Constitution.

Go ahead Mr. President issue your executive amnesty. Go ahead a become a Benito Mussolini. And rightfully get impeached for it.

 

 

 

Terrific: Obamacare Premiums To Increase

obamacareNow not only do you get crappy government approved insurance, that doesn’t include your doctor, and has an insanely high deductible with Obamacare it comes with a price increase too.

From WIFR:

Many Illinois consumers who buyhealth insurance on the new government-run marketplace will see modest increases in prices for 2015.
Average prices expected to be released Friday by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration show the lowest cost silver plans will increase in price by 2.6 percent.

With More State Legislatures In GOP Control 2015 Will Be The Year Of The Convention Of The States

conventionIn addition to gaining control of the US Senate and adding a dozen seats to its majority in the House of Representatives Republicans on Tuesday also gained control of several state legislatures and that will be crucially important in the next year as the effort begins in earnest to have those legislatures call for an Article V Convention of the States to debate and consider possible constitutional amendments to reign in the federal government.

For weeks before the election best selling author and nationally syndicated talk show host Mark Levin has been telling his listeners that regardless of the outcomes of Tuesdays vote, 2015 will be a year dominated by a push to have an Article V convention.

As Fox News reports Republicans have taken control of the entire Nevada legislature, the Colorado state Senate, the New Mexico House, and the New Hampshire House, to go along with GOP control of the state Senate in New York.

Jim Hoft(The Gateway Pundit) is also reporting that Republicans in Missouri have increased their control of both chambers of the state legislature to massive veto-proof majorities.

With the state legislatures in Florida and Alaska having already approved their applications to force a calling of an Article V convention the political winds are blowing in the favor of those who want to see the federal government tax and spend less, interfere in our daily lives less, and want simple things like congressional and judicial term limits.

Tuesday’s election results clearly show that the American people are not happy with the way Washington has been working(or not working), they don’t want Obamacare as Erick Erickson points out at RedState nearly half of all Democrat Senators who voted for it have been kicked out of office since 2010, and they want politicians to focus on things that matter, like the economy and jobs.

The Convention of the States Project and an army of grassroots volunteers are ready and willing to hammer their state Senators and state Representatives over the next year to try and get them to join on to the Convention effort.

There is a lot of work ahead to get two-thirds of the state legislatures on board with the calling of an Article V Convention but the timing and the setting of the legislative playing field couldn’t be more favorable to the cause of limited government and fiscal responsibility.

#LibertyAmendments

Majority Leader McCarthy: Repealing Obamacare Not On House Agenda

DoubleFacePalmAfter Tuesday’s election Republicans in the House of Representatives now hold their biggest majority since the 1920s and have control of the Senate for the first time since 2006.

The election was a complete and total rejection of President Obama, his party, and his policies.

The fact that some 60 percent of the people in this nation hate Obamacare is a big reason why Republicans have had their second historic wave election in three election cycles.

But that isn’t stopping House majority leader Kevin McCarthy(R-CA) from telling Megyn Kelly last night that repealing Obamacare would not be on the House GOP agenda.

(h/t The Right Scoop)

Quinn Touts Obamacare While Passing Out $1 Million To Whiteside County clinic

Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn

Thursday night Gov. Pat Quinn praised Obamacare while he gave the Whiteside county health department a $1 million grant so they could build an addition to its Rock Falls clinic.

The Dixon Telegraph has more:

The grant is part of the Community Health Center Construction Act, passed by Quinn in 2009, which provides funds to repair outdated buildings, build new facilities, and purchase new equipment for health clinics.

“I think this is an investment that is going to pay great dividends in health care, especially in behavioral health care,” Quinn said. “We want to make sure we cover every aspect of health care – physical, mental, you name it.

“We’ve added in our state, in 1 year, 711,000 people now have health care coverage under the (federal) Affordable Care Act, but we have to have places to provide that, you know? And that’s what this is all about.”

The health department services 13,000 people in Whiteside County, Fiorini said. And that number has grown recently, especially with the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

The new facility will help ease overcrowding in the current clinic, and will allow the department to increase behavioral health services.

Sen. Marco Rubio Talks Growing Economy In Iowa

Senator Marco Rubio

Senator Marco Rubio

Florida Senator and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio was in Bettendorf, Iowa this week and talked about how to get the US economy growing; including tax cuts and repealing Obamacare.

QC Online has more:

(Rubio) painted a picture of an America that faces decline unless Republican reforms are implemented. Those reforms include rolling back regulations on businesses, cutting taxes on corporations, encouraging more young people to seek vocational education and reducing the federal debt.

“Do those four things, and you will unleash economic growth like you have never seen,” he said.

Sen. Rubio also called for the repeal of Obamacare, saying the health care law should be replaced with a new Republican plan, of which he offered few details. But eliminating Obamacare does not mean going back to the old health care system, he said.

America is in danger of becoming “just another country,” Sen. Rubio said, saying the U.S. must take a stronger role in global affairs. He criticized President Barack Obama, who he said thought America should scale back its role in global conflicts.