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Is Obama trying to have it both ways?

Posted in Politics with tags , , on March 25, 2009 by FEGNS

The is the face of a disingenuous liar?The Associated Press released an interesting article exposing the truths behind President Obama’s recent claims regarding the economy and the budget for his first term.

It’s definitely worth the read if you’re interested in holding our leaders and elected officials accountable for their promises and failures.

The highlight of the article for me was Obama’s claim that:

“We will recover from this recession. But it will take time, it will take patience, and it will take an understanding that when we all work together, when each of us looks beyond our own short-term interests to the wider set of obligations we have to each other, that’s when we succeed.”

Now if that doesn’t sound like Marxist inspired socialism, I don’t know what does… loosely translated, Obama is saying… “When we all share our wealth for the good of the country, that’s when we succeed.”

Great…

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As the Democrat Cookie Crumbles…

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , on March 18, 2009 by FEGNS

So, this AIG backlash is really starting to catch momentum.  People’s outrage just continues to snowball, and I have a real good feeling that more than a few representatives will see their careers on Capitol Hill end soon because of this issue.

Today reports came out which indicate that Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) inserted a loophole in the stimulus legislation that allowed million-dollar bonuses to insurance giant AIG to go forward.  Former GOP congressman Rob Simmons is taking full advantage of all the negative press surrounding Dodd by announcing this week that he will be running against Dodd (pictured above) when he comes up for re-election.

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U.S. Government Threatens AIG

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , on March 17, 2009 by FEGNS

Government Leaders are furious regarding recent news that bailed-out company, AIG is issuing $165 million in bonuses.

Congressional Democrats vowed Tuesday to all but strip AIG executives of their $165 million in bonuses as expressions of outrage swelled in Congress over eye-catching extra income for employees of a firm that has received billions in taxpayer bailout funds.

House and Senate Democrats were crafting separate bills to tax up to 100 percent of generous bonuses awarded by companies rescued by taxpayer money.

Great… this is exactly what the United States and it’s free market economy need: the Government stepping in and deciding how much people get paid to do their jobs.  Here we go… deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole.

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Iraqi “shoe-thrower” sentenced

Posted in World News with tags , , , on March 12, 2009 by FEGNS

Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the 29-year old Iraqi reporter who threw not only one, but both of his shoes at President George W. Bush in December 2008 was sentenced today.  Al-Zeidi received three years in prison for the charge: assaulting a foreign leader.

For those of you who missed the massive coverage of the incident when it happened… you can see the incident in the youtube clip below:

Many people in Iraq (and the middle east as a whole) consider Al-Zeidi a hero worthy of accolades and not imprisonment, while many people in the United States and around the world consider this to be quite comical.  I am not of either camp.

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Obama signs “imperfect” spending bill

Posted in Politics with tags , , on March 11, 2009 by FEGNS

President Barack Obama, signed a bill today that he acknowledged was “imperfect,” while also insisting that this bill must signal an “end to the old way of doing business.”

“I am signing an imperfect omnibus bill because it’s necessary for the ongoing functions of government,” Obama declared. “But I also view this as a departure point for more far-reaching change.”

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Nancy Pelosi wants one more…

Posted in Politics with tags , , on March 10, 2009 by FEGNS

In Political news today, it’s become evident that Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is already considering another stimulus bill.

Pelosi accused the Washington media and cable news establishment of taking an overly critical approach toward the first stimulus package — and expecting too much too soon

… Right… because we shouldn’t expect anything our government does to work effectively, right Mrs. Pelosi?

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Obama Abolishes Stem Cell Research Restraints

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , on March 9, 2009 by FEGNS

In recent political news, President Barak Obama has repealed all restrictions on Federal funding for stem cell research that the George W. Bush Presidency established in August 2001 because of what was described (at the time) as “fundamental questions about the beginnings of life and the ends of science.”

In layman’s terms, the Bush administration had problems with the fact that much of stem cell research involves the destruction of human embryos.  This was a moral issue for our previous President that he felt was not worthy of any compromise, so he banned the Federal funding of such practices (funding of course, which comes indirectly from each and every tax payer in the country).

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