Obamaland: More than 1/3 of Americans on welfare



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.

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Hilarious! Obama is “not interested in photo-ops.”

You couldn’t have picked a better track for this video than the “Selfie” song.

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What Constitution? Obama threatens to bypass Hobby Lobby SCOTUS ruling via executive action



Un-be-lievable. As we reported recently, the left is none too happy that the Supreme Court recognized the fact that the Constitution doesn’t give the government the right to force private entities to pay for the abortions of others. You can include Obama among the people who aren’t exactly thrilled. And while he’s not threatening to literally burn down any Hobby Lobbies (like many on the left are), he is threatening something very illegal: Bypassing the SCOTUS ruling by a dictatorial executive order.

From the Hill:

President Obama is weighing executive actions after the Supreme Court ruled against ObamaCare’s contraception mandate.

The White House swiftly called on Congress to enact a legislative fix but realistically knows lawmakers aren’t about to act.

Obama has come under criticism from Republicans for his use of executive actions. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has announced the House will vote this month on approving a lawsuit against Obama over actions Boehner says are an abuse of power.
But the GOP criticism and threat seem unlikely to act as a brake on Obama, who separately on Monday said he would move forward with administrative actions on immigration reform in the face of what he described as GOP obstructionism.

“As we assess the impact of this decision, we’ll consider whether or not there is a range of other options that may be available that don’t require legislative action,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

Democrats signaled in the hours after the high court’s decision that they think the issue could boost their turnout in the fall by highlighting GOP opposition to abortion rights. That makes it even more likely that Obama will not fear taking executive steps.

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Notice, the Constitution isn’t mentioned. It’s not even considered. They look at polling, not the law. It’s truly unbelievable.

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As the Supreme Court rightfully said today, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act could not have been clearer in saying religious liberty of all Americans must be equally protected and not unnecessarily burdened,
Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the lead Republican sponsor of the religious-freedom law when it passed the Senate in a 97-3 vote (via WSJ)
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HUGE: EPA refuses to turn over subpoenaed documents, citing hard drive failure



This is truly unbelievable.

According to a report, the EPA has refused to comply with a Congressional subpoena, citing hard drive failure as the reason. Sound familiar?

From the National Journal (H/T: AoSHQ):

…Issa issued a subpoena in November for documents and communications between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Executive Office of the President over a five-year period as part of an inquiry into whether the White House interfered with how the agency responded to congressional inquiries.

That request has gone unfulfilled, said Issa, who says he’s planning to convene a committee business meeting after next week’s recess and hold the agency in contempt if the documents are not turned over or executive privilege exerted.

…The hearing also included a bit of deja vu for the committee when members grilled McCarthy on lost emails from a hard-drive crash (the same issue that wiped out emails from IRS employee Lois Lerner).

North’s hard drive crashed in 2010—which was around the same time that the committee is investigating the agency’s discussions of a potential veto—and the emails were not backed up.

McCarthy said it appeared there were some emails the agency could not produce that should have been kept, but she was still working to see if they could be recovered.

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This story should remove all doubt from every American that this administration is completely and utterly corrupt.

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Paul Ryan to IRS Commissioner: “I don’t believe you”

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