Monday, July 30, 2012


An Anti-Obama Ad, Featuring a Jewish Democrat
Washington Post – Glenn Kessler – 7/27/2012

90-second video
Jewish man, formerly a life-long democrat, will vote for a Republican in November.
Watch the video and read the article to check facts on the Obama administration’s treatment of Israel

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Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans
American Thinker –4 Steve McCann – 5/8/2012

If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America " in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress.

The most significant accomplishment of Obama's first term is to make Congress irrelevant . . . A POTENTIAL DICTATORIAL PRESIDENCY.

A myriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred virtually unlimited power to the executive branch.

The bureaucracy controlled by Obama appointees would have sole discretion in interpreting vaguely written laws and enforcing thousands of pages of regulations they and not Congress would subsequently write.

On 139 occasions, the law mentions that the "Secretary determines." In essence one person, appointed by and reporting to the president,

Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act which confers nearly unlimited power on various agencies to control by fiat the nation's financial, banking and investment sectors. . . . rule making and regulatory powers, created laws out of whole cloth.

None of these extra-constitutional actions have been challenged by Congress. The left in America knows this usurpation of power is nearly impossible to reverse unless stopped in its early stages.

It is clearly the mindset of this administration and its appointees that Congress is merely a nuisance and can be ignored

Additionally, Barack Obama knows after his re-election a Republican controlled House and Senate will not be able to enact any legislation to roll back the power previously granted to the Executive Branch or usurped by them.

Once re-elected, Barack Obama, would not only threaten government shutdowns but would deliberately withhold payments to those dependent on government support as a means of intimidating and forcing a Republican controlled Congress to surrender to his demands,
. . . contempt for the courts by ignoring various court orders
The Justice Department . . . corruption as part of the most dishonest and deceitful administration in American history.

Judging by his actions, words and deeds during his first term, he does not intend to work with Congress either Republican or Democrat in his second term but rather to force his radical agenda on the American people through the power he has usurped or been granted.

The Founders dispersed power over three distinct and independent branches as a check on each other.


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Sunday, July 29, 2012


The Foundtry – Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley – 7/12/2012

Bill Clinton promised welfare reform when he ran in 1992. He delivered in 1996. Now Obama has gutted it.

But wasn’t the law a law? How can he overturn it? Be redefining it. The Heritage Foundation reports.

Today, the Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an official policy directive rewriting the welfare reform law of 1996. The new policy guts the federal work requirements that were the foundation of the reform law. The Obama directive bludgeons the letter and intent of the actual reform legislation.

Today the Obama Administration issued a new directive stating that the traditional TANF work requirements can be waived or overridden by a legal device called the section 1115 waiver authority under the Social Security law (42 U.S.C. 1315).

Through a technical trick, Obama has killed Clinton’s reform.

The process is arcane. It deliberately overcomes Congress’s desire in 1996.

The results will be clear, and very soon: the welfare rolls will grow. States will have to pay more to welfare mothers. The mothers will not have to seek jobs.

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ICE Union Leaders: Agents Face Threat of Pink Slips if they Enforce the Law
YouTube – seven minutes

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Trusting the Majority to Know Better
GOP USA – David Limbaugh – 7/27/2012

For example, there was a bipartisan consensus that the 1996 welfare reform measures were overwhelmingly successful, reducing the number of people on welfare, illegitimacy and poverty, especially among minorities. The reforms were helping people regain their dignity and self-sufficiency, but Obama simply couldn't tolerate it, so he unilaterally and lawlessly removed the work requirement in the law.

Why? Does he want fewer people supporting themselves? In his term, the number of people not paying income taxes has greatly increased. He is incentivizing states to expand, as opposed to reduce, their food stamp programs. He has insisted on extending unemployment benefits, despite evidence showing that such extensions increase, rather than decrease, unemployment.

In addition, Obama vilifies the so-called wealthy and uses his bully pulpit to deceive Americans into believing they are not paying their fair share, when they pay staggeringly more taxes than all other income groups. In stumping for the "Buffett rule" and higher taxes and more burdensome regulations, he has led Americans to believe that millionaires and billionaires are paying less than their secretaries -- an out and out lie.

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Friday, July 27, 2012


Dear Northwoods Patriots,

A big "thank you" to the Patriots who showed up to phone bank last night. They are the people who go the extra mile when asked and I thank you! For all of you too busy or shy to make the calls, just ask one of the people attending these Wednesday evening events just how easy, painless and actually fun they are.

We are earning needed dollars to pay for events, robo calls, scholarships and educational material that will make a difference in our communities, this state and our country. It would be nice to see YOU at next week’s session on Wednesday evening.

Next Tuesday evening, 7/31/2012, there will be a 34th Assembly Candidate Forum sponsored by the Northwoods Patriots. It will be held at Eagle River Inn at 6:30pm. It would be really great to see you all and it would be even better if you would bring a neighbor or a friend.

This is the seat that is open due to the retirement of Rep. Dan Meyer. Confirmed are the following candidates for Wisconsin’s partisan primary, Tuesday, August 14, 2012:

Republican Candidate: Rob Swearingen
Independent Candidates: Todd Albano
                                          Kevin Fitzpatrick

These candidates will share their values and platforms and be available for an open Q&A session for those who attend. Candidates must earn your vote. It’s your responsibility to meet and question them. Please plan on attending. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

The Northwoods Patriots are a 501C4 and do not support or endorse any candidate.
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"I'm 63 and I'm Tired" – This could have been written by so many of us and goes around the internet again and again and again.

I'm 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked hard
since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help. But if they bought Mc Mansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.

I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe, the freedom of the press of China the crime and violence of Mexico, the tolerance for Christian people of Iran, and the freedom of speech of Venezuela.

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari’s law tells them to.

I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U
.S. Senators from Illinois.

I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.

I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madras Islamic schools to preach hate in America, while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don't think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I #@*# sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.

I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's next? Calling drug dealers, "Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military.... Those are the citizens we need.

I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close. So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl
in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.

I'm tired of people telling
me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet.

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught.. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.

I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I'm tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter.

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Why We Must Stand
Patriot Update -- Tad Cronn – 7/26/2012
American hearts and minds polluted by the filth of every strain of liberalism, secularism and Marxism must be cleansed and turned back toward God and our founding principles of individual liberty and responsibility, and of limited government.

But how to do it when the very nature of our country today is so hotly denied?
Not only is the Constitution ignored, shredded and debased, but even the very concept that rights come from God, not government, is scoffed at.

God gives rights to people. The people grant authority to government. The government protects the people’s rights. That is the proper order of things.

But today, we’ve inverted — or reverted — our thinking into a variant of the divine right of kings, in which a “noble” class (the elected) confers rights upon us plebeians.

Like the nobility of old, our ruling class took its position by force — not through arms, perhaps, but through long abuse of power nonetheless.
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Congressional Progressive Caucus -- Includes Tammy Baldwin, Vice Chair

The Progressive Promise--Fairness for All

The four, core principles of the Progressive Promise:

1. Fighting for economic justice and security for all;

2. Protecting and preserving our civil rights and civil liberties;

3. Promoting global peace and security; and

4. Advancing environmental protection and energy independence

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Immigrants don’t have to prove they meet DREAM Act criteria to avoid charges, ICE union chief says
Daily Caller – Matthew Boyle – 7/27/2012

Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, explained at a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon how the new selective immigration law enforcement policy Obama announced during a White House Rose Garden speech in June is affecting the officers he represents.
“As we still wait on detailed guidance from the administration, it’s impossible to understand the full scope of the administration’s changes, but what we’ve seen so far concerns us greatly,” Crane, said. “As one example, prosecutorial discretion for DREAMers is solely based on the individual’s claims. Our orders are: If an alien says they went to high school, then let them go. If they say they have a GED, then let them go.”

“Officers have been told that there is no burden for the alien to prove anything,” he continued. “Even with the greatly relaxed policies, the alien is not required to prove that they meet any of the new criteria.”

Under the new orders, however, illegals can escape federal charges simply by claiming — whether it’s the truth or not — that they meet the DREAM Act rule’s requirements issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Crane did not specify who has given his officers these new orders.
The new directive would contradict Homeland Security’s own words in announcing the policy, which said that “only those individuals who can prove through verifiable documentation that they meet these criteria will be eligible for deferred action.

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460 Inmates collected unemployment checks in 2011
Wisconsin Reporter – M. D. Kittle – 7/26/2012

In September 2011, an Unemployment Insurance Division audit found 236 inmates had received unemployment checks through August 2011, overpayments that cost employers $325,000.
Unemployment compensation programs are administered by the states and funded by payroll taxes that employers pay.

The latest data obtained by Wisconsin Reporter found 406 inmates scammed unemployment benefits, costing employers $435,975.

Another $23,705 in overpayments was made to 57 other inmates, apparently by mistake, according to DWD.
In 2011, Workforce Development launched a system to cross-match benefit records against Social Security Administration records for arrests, enabling monitors to identify prisoners drawing jobless benefits to which they were not entitled.
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News with Views – Paul McGuire – 7/23/2012

A major news story broke on AOL and countless other mainstream news media outlets, this past week, that the Obama Health Care Bill will require all U.S. citizens and babies to receive a microchip or Medchip by March 23, 2013. Whether or not the microchip requirement in the bill is implemented by 2013, remains to be seen.

In 2010, my book “Are You Ready for the Microchip?” was released, and I asked the question, “Is the microchip implant hidden in the Healthcare Bill? Are newborn children starting in 2013 going to receive a microchip shortly after birth?” Then in the book, I wrote, “ In the massive US HEALTHCARE BILL, which your elected representatives voted for without reading, there is a section titled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521 – National Medical Device Registry which states:

“The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that—‘‘(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; and ‘‘(B) is a class III device; or ‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable.”
The language is deliberately vague, but it provides the structure for making America the first nation in the world that would require every U.S. citizen to receive an implanted radio-frequency (RFID) microchip for the purpose of controlling medical care.

Unfortunately, Evangelical Christians make excellent political pawns because they focus on secondary issues, rather than the important issues. This is because Evangelical Christianity in America today does not have a truly Biblical worldview. I truly do not want to sound unkind, but the historical reality is that Evangelical Christians have played the part of what Lenin called “useful idiots.” Obviously, this is not what God planned for His people. But, by rejecting a Biblical worldview, the Scripture, “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is fulfilled. The majority of Evangelical Christians in America have a very superficial faith as a result of what they are being taught in many of their churches and seminaries.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012


The IRS Illegally Expands ObamaCare Tax Credits
American Spectator – David Catron – 7/23/2012

Recently I wrote that the states could kill Obamacare by refusing to implement its insurance exchanges. This strategy would be effective because the survival of PPACA depends on the ability of Beltway bureaucrats to dole out its tax credits and subsidies, but the law stipulates that all such assistance must be dispensed via state-run exchanges. Likewise, PPACA's employer mandates can only be triggered by premium assistance that originates from state exchanges. Even if the federal government creates an exchange in a state that has declined to do so, it would not be authorized to issue tax credits or fine noncompliant businesses. Thus, if the majority of the states refuse to create exchanges, it will doom Obamacare.

There is, however, one weakness inherent in this strategy. It assumes that the Obama administration will obey the law. The plan will be difficult to implement if the President and his accomplices simply ignore the text of PPACA and illegally funnel tax credits and subsidies through federally-created exchanges. The past three years have certainly provided plenty of evidence that these people would not reject this course of action merely because it violates the law. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that it is precisely what they have decided to do. The IRS recently finalized a regulation that makes clear the administration's intention to provide premium assistance through federal as well as state-based exchanges.

Can anything be done about this? According to Adler and Cannon, the IRS rule is blatantly illegal and will cause real harm, particularly to businesses: "Because the granting of tax credits can trigger the imposition of fines on employers, the IRS rule is likely to be challenged in court."
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Association of American Educators
The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.
Check out this website—it’s an alternative to union membership for teachers in America. Heard on the radio today—they charge $15 / membership each month and offer benefits very similar to union membership, with one exception. None of member dues is used for political purposes.

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Newest attacks on Chick-fil-a and Christian Ignorance
Illinois Family Institute – Laurie Higgins – 7/24/2012

Laurie Higgins has an excellent post regarding the current issue when homosexuals cry “hate speech” to anyone who happens to disagree with their point of view.

The Jim Henson Company (yes, the Muppet creators) has decided to stop working with Chick-Fil-A and to donate the money it received from its work with Chick-Fil-A to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. This is what “progressives” truly think: Anyone who expresses the view that marriage is the union of one man and one woman is guilty of defamatory and hateful acts.

One thing that homosexual activists are consistently guilty of is misrepresenting the beliefs, feelings, and claims of conservatives, screeching “hater” at anyone who expresses moral and ontological views on volitional homosexual acts with which they disagree.

And why do they screech “hater”? They do because it works. It effectively silences dissent by creating fear and embarrassment in those who have not taken the time to study the issue and who don’t trust the God they claim to serve.

I’m regularly interviewed by high school and college journalism students, including from two of the top journalism schools in the country (i.e. Medill and the University of Missouri). I’m continually amazed at the embarrassing ignorance and superficial thinking of bright college students. They’ve put almost no critical thought into “progressive” presuppositions. And they’ve never read the work of or even heard the names of conservative scholars who are writing on the issue. Such is the commitment of academia to critical thinking and diversity.
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Poor performance for public pensions could cost taxpayers big-time
Wisconsin Reporter – Ryan Ekvall – 7/24/2012

If the lower than assumed investment returns hold until the end of the 2012 calendar year, WRS will pay out smaller pension checks paid to retirees so that it doesn’t fall below established funding ratios.

Beginning May 1, 2012, for example, 96,000 pensioners took a 7 percent decrease in their pension checks due to the fund’s actuarial loss in 2011.

The Department of Employee Trust Funds changed the assumed rate of return to 7.2 percent, from 7.8 percent, in March 2011. The fund’s five-year return on investment is 2.1 percent.

Economists in the pension world say a public pension fund’s assumed rate of return should reflect the guaranteed nature of pension benefits. That would require public pension operators to assume a rate more in line with a long-term U.S. Treasury bond, currently less than 3 percent.

Moody’s Investor Services, the global credit rating agency, recently proposed valuing public pension funds like their private-sector counterparts, which would make the rate equal to that of a high grade corporate bond — currently 5.5 percent.

Using those more conservative rates of return, WRS is underfunded between $30 and $60 billion. It is nearly fully funded using looser pension accounting standards.

The Badger State’s public pension system is viewed as a model of high-performance compared to many states with massive unfunded liabilities. Those states would look much worse if examined under market-value standards.

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Dear Fellow American,
An American family created this three-minute song / video IN THE FIGHT FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA for those who will be working hard to save the America we love, like us.
Please listen to this heartfelt American Song. The husband wrote the song and their teenage son created the video.

Please feel free to send and share this link to anyone you know who might enjoy the message it hopefully conveys. By Richard LoCicero

If we all do something, together WE Can Make a Difference and save the America we grew up in! I for one am ready to fight.   From the Battleground State of Pennsylvania,

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America without the 1%
Townhall Finance – Morgan Brittany – 7/24/2012

Very interesting article listing America’s benefactors

If these people had never been motivated to start their businesses and reach for the gold ring, what would America look like? It sure would be a different place if the government had dictated who were the winners and who were the losers wouldn’t it? With incentive and freedom to pursue their dreams taken away, how many of these people would have sacrificed and struggled to build their empires? Would they have been as eager to do what they did if they knew that they would be penalized for success? I doubt it.

How many of these Occupy Wall Street kids took advantage of the universities, grants, scholarships, libraries and hospitals that these people provided for them? Do they ever think of that? Where did their computers come from? Their cell phones, their cars, their designer jeans? From the government? I don’t see many of them wearing a national uniform, do you?

We are so conditioned to hearing about the greedy 1% and how they don’t pay their “fair share”. They pay more than their “fair share” and without them, the 99% would suffer.

Right now, the 1% is carrying the load for the rest and it is tipping further and further every day. Instead of Obama trying to bring the successful down by demonizing and demoralizing the innovators, he needs to instill in the folks that are struggling that they can be like the 1%, they can achieve their dreams of success. The only problem is, if he can’t control the 99%, he won’t get re-elected. He must keep these people dependent on the government at all cost. He must keep telling them that the evil rich are responsible for their problems.

Success is not greed; success is an ability to make the world a better place and ultimately to make others lives better. Let’s give some thanks to the 1% for keeping the American dream alive. Let’s start looking at hard work and success as something to be proud of, not something to shun. The more success we have, the better our lives. Remember that the next time you walk into a hospital and see the name of the benefactor who built that wing; be grateful for the 1%.
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Top 10 questionable tactics from the Obama campaign
Human Events – 7/21/2012

Open the link above and compare the list to Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

The president will say anything to get re-elected and his strategy includes this list of outright falsehoods, distortions, smears and lies.

1. Make wild charges

2. Lie about opponents

3. Play the blame game

4. Class warfare

5. Deny, deny, deny

6. Pander to special interests

7. Attack the messenger

8. Play the race card

9. Run against George W. Bush

10. Create phony issues

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 The most pro-gun low-crime city in the United States
Political Outcast – Gary DeMar – 7/23/2012
The city’s website states that Kennesaw “has the lowest crime rate in Cobb County,” one of the most populous counties in Georgia. In fact, from 1982 through 2009, Kennesaw had been nearly murder free with one murder occurring in 2007.

There were three murders in 2010 committed by the same man in what is described as a “school safety zone,” an area extending 1,000 feet from any school, including adult colleges and technical schools. This means that even though Kennesaw has the most liberal gun laws in the United States, employees at the facility where the murders were committed could not have a gun on the premises.

Of course, criminals don’t care about laws; that’s why they’re criminals.
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A Budget that Can’t be Balanced
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Sunday, July 22, 2012


The Northwoods Patriots will host an open candidate forum for the 34th Assembly seat being vacated by Representative Dan Meyer.
The public is invited to come and hear from these candidates and ask questions at the Eagle River Inn on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30pm.
All candidates have been invited; three have confirmed their attendance—Republican Rob Swearingen, and Independent candidates Todd Albano and Kevin Fitzpatrick.
Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Wisconsin's partisan primary date is Tuesday, August 14, 2012.  Independents will not be on primary ballot--only the general election.

Check the link below for numerous websites and locate primary candidates throughout Wisconsin as well as Wisconsin maps that highlight re-drawn districts.
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The Problem of Non-Citizen Voting – Hans von Spakovsky – 7/20/2012

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 Because of a lack of U.S. welders
U.S. Bridges, Road Beings Built by Chinese Firms
ABC News – 3-minute video – 9/23/2011

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Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes
Americans for Tax Reform – Ryan Ellis and John Kartch – 6/28/2012
4-page PDF of the same info above
Obamacare law contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses and the President’s healthcare law is one of the largest tax increases in American history.
Arranged by their respective effective dates, below is the total list of all $500 billion-plus in tax hikes (over the next ten years) in Obamacare. Click either link above for the quick explanation of each new tax.
Taxes that took effect in 2010:
1. Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals
2. Codification of the “economic substance doctrine”
3. “Black liquor” tax hike
4. Tax on Innovator Drug Companies
5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Hike
6. Tax on Indoor Tanning Services
Taxes that took effect in 2011:
7. Medicine Cabinet Tax
8. HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike
Tax that took effect in 2012:
9. Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2
Taxes that take effect in 2013:
10. Surtax on Investment Income ($123 billion/Jan. 2013): Creation of a new, 3.8 percent surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 ($200,000 single). This would result in the following top tax rates on investment income: Bill: Reconciliation Act; Page: 87-93
Capital Gains Dividends Other*
2012 15% 15% 35%
2013+ 23.8% 43.4% 43.4%
*Other unearned income includes (for surtax purposes) gross income from interest, annuities, royalties, net rents, and passive income in partnerships and Subchapter-S corporations. It does not include municipal bond interest or life insurance proceeds, since those do not add to gross income. It does not include active trade or business income, fair market value sales of ownership in pass-through entities, or distributions from retirement plans. THE 3.8% SURTAX DOES NOT APPLY TO NON-RESIDENT ALIENS.

11. Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax ($86.8 bil/Jan 2013): Current law and changes:
First $200,000
($250,000 Married)
All Remaining Wages
Current Law 1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed
2.9% self-employed
Obamacare Tax Hike 1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed
3.8% self-employed
Bill: PPACA, Reconciliation Act; Page: 2000-2003; 87-93
12. Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers
13. High Medical Bills Tax The new provision imposes a threshold of 10 percent of AGI. Waived for 65+ taxpayers in 2013-2016 only. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,994-1,995
14. Flexible Spending Account Cap – aka “Special Needs Kids Tax”
15. Elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D
16. $500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives
Taxes that take effect in 2014:
17. Individual Mandate Excise Tax (Jan 2014): Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance must pay an income surtax according to the higher of the following
1 Adult 2 Adults 3+ Adults
2014 1% AGI/$95 1% AGI/$190 1% AGI/$285
2015 2% AGI/$325 2% AGI/$650 2% AGI/$975
2016 + 2.5% AGI/$695 2.5% AGI/$1390 2.5% AGI/$2085
Exemptions for religious objectors, undocumented immigrants, prisoners, those earning less than the poverty line, members of Indian tribes, and hardship cases (determined by HHS). Bill: PPACA; Page: 317-337
18. Employer Mandate Tax
19. Tax on Health Insurers
Taxes that take effect in 2018:
20. Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans

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