One of the most controversial aspects of the new budget deal is the fact it will cut pensions for servicemen. In order to restore the pensions, the Republicans proposed closing a loophole, where illegal aliens can get tax refunds for children, even if they live in another country. The IRS estimates this costing 4.2 billion a year, enough to restore the pensions. But, predictably, the democrats sided with those breaking the law against the military they loathe.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions proposed an amendment that would eliminate illegal payments to illegal aliens and would restore veteran’s pensions. The democrats were having none of that:
History books will list (if they are honest…or if they are common core) that the first female president of the United States was Valerie Jarrett. After the military intelligence located bin Laden, it was 10 months before we took him out. Why? Valerie Jarrett. Three times, she was able to make Obama stand down and not send our soldiers in. It was Hillary Clinton and a few other advisers who finally got her overruled and now bin Laden is dead.
Since taking office, Obama has seemed to have one goal in mind, bankrupting America. Rather than working to create jobs for 24 million Americans, Obama has put in place policies which kill jobs. His use of foreign companies to receive American taxpayer money is legendary and leads many people to question why these contracts are not going to American companies.
Let’s look at Obamacare. Never before in the history of America, has congress passed or a president sign into law, a bill that kills such a tremendous amount of jobs. Or turned so many full time jobs into part time ones. Implementing this plan are a Canadian company, CGI Inc, who received a contract worth nearly 100 million dollars. The software is full of “glitches” and experts say it is poorly written. But CGI has become a favorite of the Obama administration, having received a total of 1.4 billion in contracts from it.
The Associated Press-GfK survey, is out and no one has a reason to gloat, least of all President Obama, whose job approval rating has hit an all time low of 37%, while his disapproval rating rises to 53%.
The poll also shows that 62% mainly blame republicans but that about 50% say Obama and democrats in the congress share much of the blame. That seems like a contradiction. But it is easily explained. The media has decided to place the fault on the republicans and respondents give that answer automatically, but when asked to consider Obama’s and the democrat’s role in the shutdown, they place the blame on both.
Senate Democrats are expected to release their bill on the debt increase today with an increase of 1 trillion or more, so that voters won’t see another increase before they vote in 2014. The bill contains no cuts in spending. Since Obama took office in 2009, he has raised the debt by 7 trillion and this bill would take that number over 8 trillion. The bill could be released as early as today.
It is not likely such a bill would pass even in the Senate, where Republicans capitulate on a daily basis and it would fail in the House. Harry Reid and President Obama continue to play politics in hopes that it will cost Republicans the election in 2014. Government shutdowns have occurred 27 times in our country’s history, but this is the first time that any party has refused to negotiate.
The Obama administration and the Democrats have been working to force the Republicans to cave into their demands and as a result, Obama’s Justice Department, led by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, decided to make it hurt even more that if a child goes missing, don’t count on the Amber Alert system to notify the public.
The Washington Examiner reported on Sunday that the Amber alert system, the national missing-child warning program, has been offline because of the government shutdown.
So why this bill? Could it be because public sector unions donate so much money to the democratic party? AFSME and the NEA both give 100% of their political contributions to the democrats as well as providing them venues for campaign stops and volunteers for various campaign chores. I couldn’t find the figures on how much kids dying of cancer contribute to the democrats, but I’m guessing it’s not a whole lot.
In defiance to Barack Obama and the NPS, Scott Walker is keeping the state parks open and operating. Although some employees are paid with federal grants, Walker and his administration has kept the parks open using state paid workers, while the employees paid for by grants stay home. Wisconsin did close some parks paid for by the feds, but were not to be intimidated into closing all state run parks by a president who is trying to cause citizens as much pain as possible for politics sake.
The NPS, at Obama’s direction ordered Kettle Moraine, Devil’s Lake, Interstate state parks and part of the Horicon Marsh owned by the state, closed.