1. poorrichardsnews:

    "Madam Leader, are we at war?" Watch and listen as Nancy Pelosi dodges the question.

    Let’s review what a war is, shall we?

    War /wôr/: a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.

     
     

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  3. WSJ: A Republican War on Poverty

    By Gary MacDougal in today’s the Wall Street Journal

    To the credit of Democratic strategists and candidates, many average voters, and especially minorities and suburban women, assume that Democrats care more for disadvantaged Americans than Republicans do. It is a myth that is dangerously close to becoming conventional wisdom.

    Yet the reasons for caring about the poor are bipartisan, among them empathy (“that could have been me”), human compassion, faith and economic common sense—and Republicans have a long record in this regard.

    Abraham Lincoln —a Republican, as some seem to forget—risked his country’s future to free the slaves. Republicans led the passage of the seminal 1964 Civil Rights Act over the bitter opposition of Southern Democrats.

    More recently, Republicans led welfare reform in 1996 that resulted in record employment and poverty reduction for minority women, with record outlays also being added to child care, job training and other supports that helped people move from dependency to self-sufficiency. Over the protests of teachers unions and Democrats, Republicans are leading the charge on school choice and charter schools, crucially important opportunities for inner-city children,

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  4. poorrichardsnews:

    This pretty much sums up Obama’s ISIS speech.

     
  5. dear-photograph:

    Dear Photograph,
    I was astounded, but I hadn’t had time to consider what I was seeing.
    Mark Yokoyama

    In memory of 9/11, and all of those who sacrificed their lives that day. 

    (via dear-photograph)

     
  6. Obama Lays Out Plan to Fight Islamic State Militants (via WSJ

     

  7. poorrichardsnews:

    Something that very few are still talking about is the devastating impact Obamacare has had and will continue to have on our economy. You can’t increase taxes dramatically and expect the economy to improve. You can’t make it vastly more expensive for businesses to hire employees and not expect businesses to slow hiring. You can’t force insurance companies to include everyone and cover everything, and not expect premiums to go up. I could go on and on. These are simple truths that are denied only by the ignorant and those with a political agenda.

    As summer slides into autumn, the Affordable Care Act doesn’t seem to be weighing as heavily on our elected leaders as it was this time last year, before the botched rollout of the health insurance exchanges and the battles over Medicaid expansion in state legislatures. Even Congressional Republicans appear to be losing interest. Lawmakers in Washington last summer churned out nearly four times as many press releases that referenced Obamacare than they did this summer, and GOP candidates on the campaign trail have begun shying away from direct calls for repeal. As Aaron Blake noted last week in The Washington Post, “as electoral wedge issues go, it’s certainly lost its luster.”

    But whether or not we’re done with Obamacare, it’s certainly not done with us. The jobs report last week from the Bureau of Labor Statistics brought news that the economy added just 142,000 jobs in August, far short of the 230,000 forecast, while numbers for June and July were revised downward by 28,000 combined.

    The report adds to mounting evidence that slow economic growth under the Obama administration isn’t just a hangover from the Great Recession but is a consequence of the ACA. Critics of the health care law have long warned that it would create perverse incentives for employers to shed full-time workers and for the unemployed to remain that way, as the University of Chicago’s Casey Mulligan has shown.

     

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  9. "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
    — Ronald Reagan 

    (Source: checksandbalancesinc, via meggielynne)

     

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  12. "This is the age of rejection, refutation and repudiation. We’ve arrived at a cultural point at which all the facts and norms we have taken as given, as clearly demonstrated, or as natural and logical and good have become outmoded, outdated, turned upside down, and rejected.  This is not because they’ve been proven false or inadequate, but because they do not conform to our modern tastes. While the idea that someone who believes that marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman is a bigot, ignorant, hateful and backward is ludicrous on its face, many people are finding that now, in everyday conversations, they are viewed as being rabidly prejudiced if the conversation turns to the issue, and they voice their opinion that the implementation of same-sex marriage fundamentally alters traditional family values, religious freedom and American culture in ways that cannot be counted as positive or beneficial. The question “What is wrong with them?” becomes the standard sneer of apparatchiks, progressive talking heads, and liberal lawmakers.” 

     

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  15. Obamaland: More than 1/3 of Americans on welfare

    poorrichardsnews:

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    According to new numbers from the Census Bureau, nearly 110 million Americans are receiving welfare benefits. This is 35.4% of the entire country. 

    from CNS:

    109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded “means-tested programs” — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

    The Census Bureau has not yet reported how many were on welfare in 2013 or the first two quarters of 2014.

    But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time.

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    Obama vowed to “fundamentally transform America.”  Now, people like Mitt Romney are actually surprised that it is happening. Nobody that’s been reading this website from the beginning is surprised. 

    Anyone of any political stripe, should think that this number is too high. But unfortunately, we have an entire political party devoted to making people dependent on government. And honestly, this is the problem. This is the root of everything. Politicians bribe constituents in exchange for votes. The sooner the country realizes this, the better. Because things will never improve until it does.