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Congressman Brian Mast
Brian's Primary: 2 years 14 weeks ago

Congressman Mast is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Mark Green
Mark's Primary: 2 years 16 weeks ago

Congressman Green is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Steve Stivers
Steve's Primary: 2 years 14 weeks ago

Congressman Stivers is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
He is running for United States House of Representatives

SPC Aleksander Skarlatos
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SPC Skarlatos is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
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Congressman Ronny Jackson
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Congressman Jackson is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
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Congressman Brad Wenstrup
Brad's Primary: 2 years 14 weeks ago

Congressman Wenstrup is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Lee Zeldin
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Congressman Zeldin is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Sgt Thomas J. Norton
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Sgt Norton is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
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Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
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Zinke is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Congressman Daniel R. Crenshaw
Daniel R.'s Primary: 2 years 16 weeks ago

Congressman Crenshaw is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Congressman Michael J. Gallagher
Michael J.'s Primary: 2 years 11 weeks ago

Congressman Gallagher is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
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Congressman Trent Kelly
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Lt David Galluch
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Congressman Donald Bacon
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Congressman Bacon is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
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Congressman John Bergman
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Congressman Bergman is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
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Governor Ron DeSantis
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Governor DeSantis is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Col Gregory Raths
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Captain Erik A Aadland
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Congressman James Banks
James's Primary: 2 years 7 weeks ago

Congressman Banks is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Maj Samuel Peters
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Congressman Michael Garcia
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First Sergeant Jarrid "Jay" Collins
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Senator Thomas Cotton
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Senator Cotton is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Congressman Michael G. Waltz
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Congressman Waltz is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Sgt Christopher R. Rodriguez
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Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson
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Col Conrad E. Reynolds
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Captain Noah V. Malgeri
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Cdr Jake Ellzey
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BGen Donald Bolduc
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Congressman Paul Broun
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Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael J. Durant
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Congressman Scott G. Perry
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Special Operations for America 

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Special Operation Speaks
  

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“That pause before Combat, similar to General Washington on bended knee at Valley Forge”

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Combat Veterans For Congress Political Action Committee is dedicated to supporting the election of fiscally conservative Combat Veterans For Congress. We seek Combat Veterans For Congress who believe in limited government, will rein in the out of control spending of Congress, are committed to preserving and defending the U.S. Constitution, and will support the independence and freedom of the individual as outlined in the Bill of Rights. We support Combat Veterans For Congress who are dedicated to promoting The Free Enterprise System creating the greatest economic engine in the history of mankind, provide for a strong national defense, and will endorse the teaching of U.S. history and the Founding Fathers’ core values in educational institutions. 

Path of The Warrior 

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US Government Will Vote "Yes" on UN Small Arms Control Treaty

 Susan Rice, the Obama Administrations US Ambassador to the UN, who in 5 TV interviews, boldly and repeatedly misrepresented known facts about 150+, Al Q’ieda terrorists who staged a well-planned and coordinated attack in Benghazi, where 2 Navy SEALS, the Ambassador to Libya, and another US Embassy employee were killed over an 8 hour period while they were left to twist in the wind with no support, is voting yes on the flawed Small Arms Treaty at the UN.   Despite the fact that opponents of the flawed UN Small Arms Treaty gathered the signature of 51 US Senators on a letter to Obama stating that the UN Small Arms Treaty is defective and “had more holes than a leaky bucket”, Obama still abandoned the principles his predecessors stood on, and did an about face on his previous promise to wait for a consensus before the US voted on the treaty; he had Susan Rice rush to ramrod this flawed UN Small Arms Treaty into effect. 

“This abrupt about-face on the long-standing United States requirement for ‘consensus’ illustrates that the Obama Administration wants a sweeping U.N. Small Arms Control Treaty.   The previous two US Administrations refused to vote “yes” on the “same UN Small Arms Treaty” that had been languishing in the UN for over 10 years; their refusal to vote yes, was on the grounds that the UN Small Arms Treaty violates the 2ndAmendment to the US Constitution, violates the sovereignty of the Republic, and that it would impose new and severe regulations on the “transit” of small arms.  More details on this issue can be reviewed in the below listed article.  Please pass this E-mail on to those in your address book who would support our efforts to protect and defend the US Constitution.

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U.S. government spokesperson on UN Arms Treaty, “United States would vote “yes” on the treaty”

 

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation today strongly objected to the last-minute reversal of the U.S. government position regarding the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. In the closing hours of negotiations on Thursday, March 28, the government abandoned its previous insistence that the treaty be approved only through achieving “consensus” of all the member states. Requiring consensus had been the United States position going back to earlier administrations.

At the end of the session, a U.S. government spokesperson told reporters “It’s important to the United States and the defense of our interests to insist on consensus. But every state in this process has always been conscious of the fact that if consensus is not reached in this process, that there are other ways to adopt this treaty, including via a vote of the General Assembly.” The spokesperson went on to say that the United States would vote “yes” on the treaty in the General Assembly, regardless of the positions of other member states. By abandoning the requirement for consensus the United States is assuring passage of the treaty by the United Nations.

“This abrupt about-face on the long-standing United States requirement for ‘consensus’ illustrates that the Obama Administration wants a sweeping U.N. arms control treaty,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. “We are troubled by the timing of the Obama Administration’s decision to abandon consensus on the eve of the Senate debate on pending gun control measures. The United Nations treaty would have a broad impact on the U.S. firearms industry and its base of consumers in the U.S.”

Industry analysts have identified three major areas of concern with the treaty text. The treaty clearly covers trade in civilian firearms, not just military arms and equipment. It will have a major impact on the importation of firearms to the United States, which is a substantial source for the consumer market. And it will impose new regulations on the “transit” of firearms, the term defined so broadly that it would cover all everything from container ships stopping at ports to individuals who are traveling internationally with a single firearm for hunting or other sporting purposes.

“We hope that the Members of the U.S. Senate are closely watching the White House abandon its principles and promises in the rush to ramrod this flawed treaty into effect. Not only will they later be asked to ratify this attack on our constitution and sovereignty, but they will also be lavished with new promises from the administration in its drive to push a broad gun control agenda through the U.S. Senate when it returns from recess. They would be right to question those promises strongly,” concluded Keane.

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About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors, and firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.


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http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/30/u-s-government-spokesperson-on-un-arms-treaty-united-states-would-vote-yes-on-the-treaty/#ixzz2POqHRbc0  

Second Amendment of the US Constitution

 Six important facts about the Second Amendment of the US Constitution are presented in the educational video you can view by clicking on the below listed link. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88RLTqUQ1Tk

 

The Obama Justice Department reported that the new proposed gun laws will not slow down gun crimes at all (that is because criminals and dangerously deranged individuals who committed all the mass murders with guns will not register their guns).  One action that should be taken by Congress, is to pass legislation that requires therapists and hospitals provide the mental health records of dangerous “deranged” individuals to a federal law enforcement data base controlled by the FBI, to ensure that dangerously deranged individuals will never be issued a permit to own a gun or be given permission to purchase a gun at any gun show or gun shop (that does not necessarily mean Wounded Combat Veterans under medical treatment for PTSD).    

 

Not one gun control law being proposed by Obama would have prevented the massacre of innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.  The gun control legislation being proposed by Obama are in violation of the 2nd Amendment and are only designed to determine who the law abiding gun owners are in America and where the guns they own are located.  The type of gun registration being proposed by Obama has always been the first step used by dictators like Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and Castro in confiscating guns owned by all law abiding gun owners in their countries.   

 
Dear Friend,

 

Below is a copy of the 2nd Amendment letter from Senators Paul, Lee, Cruz and Rubio to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, opposing any further legislation against “the American people’s right to bear arms.”  I think this is a strong letter and clearly states the four Senators’ 2ndAmendment positions.  Please note that Senator Rubio voted in favor of Senator Inhofe’s successful amendment against the U.N. Small Arms Treaty.  I can assure you that Senator Rubio will continue to support and defend our 2nd Amendment and all our Constitutional rights.  Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss this or any issue. 

 

Kindest regards,

J.R.

 

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Office of United States Senator Marco Rubio

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"Climate Change is the Biggest Threat in the Pacific?"

 A number of public comments by flag officers seem to have had a politically correct component to them.  Recently comments by General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, raised questions, i.e.  the US military didn’t have enough time to rescue 2 Navy SEALS who were under attack for over 8 hours by 150+ Al Q’ieda terrorists in Benghazi (Special Ops personnel know support was available) , then Gen Dempsey authorized the issue of a new drone operators medal that would have a higher precedent than the Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medals, and he also approved imbedding women in front line tip of the spear combat infantry units that will negatively affect unit cohesion/moral, his comments were followed by  Adm Samuel Locklear, Commander-in-Chief Pacific Command (CINCPAC) statement in the below listed article, that “Climate Change is the Biggest Threat in the Pacific”.  Those surprising comments by two 4 star flag officers seem to be politically correct.  More specifically, CINCPAC’s statement that “Climate Change” is a “bigger” threat than China’s nuclear missile buildup & its nuclear aircraft carrier development, North Korea’s daily bellicose threats that they will attack the US mainland with nuclear tipped missiles, North Korea threatening to tear up the peace treaty with South Korea & go to war, Iran’s nuclear weapon & ICBM missile development, Iran’s threats to close the Strait of Hormuz, Russia’s nuclear armed bombers overflying Guam & Alaska , Russian’s nuclear submarines patrolling Gulf of Mexico adjacent to the southern coast of the US, China’s computer hackers sabotaging Top Secret Pentagon and White House infrastructural networks, and the heated dispute between Japan & China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands that could erupt into a major conflict.  When a 4 star Admiral asserts that the “Biggest Threat in the Pacific is Climate Change”, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says nothing to mitigated that “politically correct statement”, it brings into question the judgment of chain of command at the Pentagon, and of the US intelligence community’s capability to correctly evaluate the strategic threat analysis to the US.  Organizations like ASEAN, NATO, & the UN must be perplexed, and senior military commanders in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, etc. must be emboldened by CINCPAC’S strategic threat analysis.   

 Obama has continued to abruptly remove senior flag officers from their 4 star billets long before their tours were up, for either not being politically correct or because they made professional recommendations, that the White House had conflict with.  Those firings have had a chilling effect at the highest levels of the US military command structure.  Specifically, the removal of Gen Stanley A. McChrystal, USA, Commander US Forces Afghanistan who made recommendations on the strategy for success in Afghanistan; Gen James Mattis, USMC, Commander Central Command for asking perceptive questions on the current Iranian strategy; Gen Carter Ham, USA, Chief of Africa Command for attempting to immediately rescue US personnel under attack in Benghazi;  Radm Charles Gaouette, USN, aboard USS John C Stennis (CVN-74), in Command of Carrier Strike Group III, for attempting to employ Carrier Strike Group III to rescue US personnel under attack in Benghazi; LTG Benjamin Mixon, USA, Commander US Army Pacific Command, for responding that he will carry out his orders after receiving  multiple letters objecting to the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and suggested they pursue other avenues that are available to all Americans for them to express their concern; Gen James Jones, USMC, Supreme Allied Commander Europe for making  recommendations on how to deal with Iran; and there have been so many other senior officers abruptly relieved of command for making recommendations on  implementation of Obama’s Social Experiment on Diversity when it was negatively affecting religious freedom, unit moral, unit cohesiveness, and Combat Effectiveness.

 

The current Commander-in-Chief track record of relieving so many flag officers, has led officers to understand that there are now certain litmus tests that must be passed to get promoted (the word is out that senior military officers will be promoted or selected for flag rank only if they support gender-based “Women in Combat” imbedded in tip of the spear ground combat units), and they must also understand that officers should not provide professional military advice, if it is not in line with the White House preconceived way of thinking.  Most recently Dr. James Garrow who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, has many friends at the highest level of DOD’s military commands, and is recognized as the world famous philanthropist who saved over 35,000 Chinese baby girls from certain death under China’s one-child-per-couple policy; Dr. Garrow made the following statement on January 21, 2013 “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.” (If that comment had been made in a fringe corner of the Internet, most Americans would dismiss it as outright conjecture).  The July 2012 US Army Military Police Training Manual, issued for “Civil Disturbance Operations”, clearly outlines in print, that in a civil emergency scenario, under which US military troops would be employed, they would be authorized to fire on US citizens.  Similarly, plans are outlined in the U.S. Army FM 3-19.40 Internment/Resettlement Operation Manual, on how US citizens are to be processed through internment camps; it is further explained how US citizen internees, while detained in prison camps inside the United States, would be “re-educated” until they fully agree with and “appreciate U.S. current policies.” 

 

Previously senior flag officers were encouraged to provide independent and objective advice on critical military strategy issues; even if the Commander-in-Chief did not agree with the advice provided, there were no negative repercussions, as a result of their well thought out professional recommendations, if their recommendations were not implemented; there were never any negative repercussions.  Unfortunately, that is not the case today; senior flag officers operate in a very different climate; they must be politically correct, must support the Social Experiment on Diversity, must pass a number of sensitive litmus tests, and must be very careful with the strategy and methods of operations they propose.  The policy by the Obama Administration to only promote flag officers who are in line with the administration’s thinking, has discouraged flag officers from making open and honest recommendations on operations, strategy, and the management of the US Armed Forces.  Besides reshaping the views of flag officer to agree with his political policies, Obama has forced the US military personnel to abide by his Social Experiment on Diversity that is negatively affected unit moral, disrupting unit cohesiveness, and downgrading the fitness tests required to qualify personnel in tip of the spear units.  Many of the actions taken by Obama to “change” the US Military, have downgraded Combat Effectiveness, have been able to take place below the radar scope of the general public, because the left of center liberal media establishment has continued to covered it up.
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Climate Change Is The Biggest Threat In The Pacific, Says Top U.S. Admiral

(DANGER ROOM, 11 MAR 13) .Spencer Ackerman

North Korea just annulled the 1953 armistice ending its war with South Korea. China and Japan are locked in a dispute over an island chain. But the greatest long-term threat to the peace of East Asia and Pacific Ocean  the part of the world at the heart of the Obama administration’s aspirational defense strategy  is climate change, according to the admiral in charge of U.S. military operations there.

Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III is no smelly hippie. He became chief of U.S. Pacific Command last year after running the maritime portion of NATO’s 2011 war against Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi. To Locklear, the consequences of a warming planet are likely to "cripple the security environment, probably more likely than the other scenarios we all often talk about."

"You have the real potential here in the not-too-distant future of nations displaced by rising sea level," Locklear told Danger Room pal Bryan Bender of the Boston Globe over the weekend. "Certainly weather patterns are more severe than they have been in the past. We are on super typhoon 27 or 28 this year in the Western Pacific. The average is about 17."

So the greatest threat in the Pacific region isn’t a military one, despite the fresh provocations from nuclear North Korea; the Chinese missile buildup; and the hardening responses by the nations that feel threatened by both regional military powers. All this has right-leaning naval analyst Bryan McGrath shaking his head that Locklear’s jumped the shark.

And yet Locklear’s forces frequently have to respond to the destructive weather events that are growing more frequent as the Earth’s climate shifts. Whether it’s a typhoon in the Philippines, a hurricane in Burma or an earthquake in Indonesia, climate change is putting a greater operational strain on U.S. forces in the Pacific than most other threats facing a region experiencing what Locklear recently described as "relative peace." These are just the immediate-term consequences of climate change, not the ones that will manifest over the coming decades in a region where half the world’s trade occurs.

"I’m into the consequence management side of it," Locklear told Bender. "I’m not a scientist, but the island of Tarawa in Kiribati, they’re contemplating moving their entire population to another country because [it] is not going to exist anymore." 

Cong Jeff J. Denham, SSgt-USAF (R-CA-10) Introduces 2 Bills to Improve & Extend Veterans Care

 In the below listed Press Release, an elected Combat Veteran For Congress, Congressman Jeff J. Denham, SSgt-USAF (R-CA-10) http://www.DenhamForCongress.com introduced two pieces of legislation to eliminate bureaucratic hurdles impeding Veterans’ access to health care and is advocating extending military commissary and exchange privileges to Wounded Combat Veterans and Disabled American Veterans and their families.  At a time when the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, In a legal decision, found the Department of Veterans Affairs in violation of federal law for failing to provide mental health referrals for Combat Veterans suffering from PTSD in a timely manner, in some cases, the back log extends for over 3 years, and an average of 18 Veterans per day commit suicide and never have their request for medical support even looked at.   Congressman Denham is again demonstrating his compassion and deep concern for the welfare of Veterans, especially those suffering with PTSD, because as a Veteran he fully understands and is sympathetic to their plight.  Congressman Denham’s action speaks much louder than the hollow words we often hear from those in Congress who say they support Veterans; Congressman Denham’s measure received wide support from Veterans groups nationally and the 19 elected Combat Veterans For Congress serving in the 113th Congress.

 Congressman Denham demonstrates his strong support for Veterans that all members of Congress should display; unfortunately certain members of Congress have repeatedly demonstrated their lack of support for Veterans and for the Department of Defense.  Most recently by voting for and  passing sequestration, which “Obama created in 2011”, members of Congress saddled the US Armed Forces with an unfair 50% of all cuts in government spending, despite the fact that they are only spend 18% of the annual federal budget.  Over the next 10 years, that unreasonable cuts in the percentage of all government spending forced on the DOD budget will degrade the training, operational readiness, and Combat Effectiveness of the US military, while China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran are building up their conventional military forces and expanding their nuclear tipped missile arsenals. 

We strongly encourage our national base of supporters to aide in the re-election of Congressman Jeff J. Denham, SSgt-USAF (R-CA-10) in the 2014 mid-term election, by either supporting his campaign financially, encouraging voters in his Congressional District that they know,, to vote for him, and/or by working in his campaign to help him to win re-election.  We encourage all American voters to support the re-election of all the 17 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress in the House of Representatives who will be standing for re-election in the 2014 mid-term election; all their profiles are posted on the Endorsements page of the Combat Veterans For Congress’ Web site.  We also encourage you to forward this E-mail on to those in your address book who support the Combat Veterans For Congress who continue to protect and defend the US Constitution, support Veterans issues, and will continue to look out for the welfare of all active duty military personnel.

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WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced two pieces of legislation Wednesday to eliminate bureaucratic hurdles impeding veterans’ access to care and extend military commissary and exchange store privileges to disabled veterans and their families.

 

H.R.1132, the Efficient Service for Veterans Act, would streamline the process for veterans at Vet Centers by allowing them to access their DD-214 at any of the 300 Vet Centers across the country.

 

“This bill eliminates a hurdle impeding care for thousands of veterans across our country.  We must remember our commitment to take care of our troops for the years to come,” said Representative Denham, member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “Our commitment to our veterans is to make sure they are aware of the care available to them and their families, and to ensure they receive this care in the most seamless way possible.”

 

Currently if a veteran has lost his DD-214 it can take up to six weeks or longer to receive a copy from the National Archives.  In the meantime a veteran cannot prove their eligibility for Veterans Administration benefits.  This bill gives Vet Centers access to two electronic databases that contain the DD-214 information allowing them to provide instant verification of eligibility and eliminating a lengthy bureaucratic delay for many veterans.

 

Rep. Denham also introduced H.R.1131, which would extend commissary and exchange store privileges to veterans with a service-connected disability and their families.

 

“Our service men and women risk their lives every day to protect our country and I’m committed to making sure we preserve the rights, protections and benefits that America's brave and heroic veterans deserve,” said Denham. “This legislation is a common-sense bill that will provide much needed help for our disabled veterans and their families. I will continue to work on behalf of our veterans in Congress to take the best care possible of our brave and deserving veterans.”

 

Commissary benefits are part of the military pay and benefits package that is designed to recruit and retain Armed Forces while enhancing the quality of life and readiness for America's military personnel, retirees and their families.  Access to commissaries and exchanges is generally limited to military retirees who are retired from the military under either longevity or disability criteria.

 

Both measures were introduced by Denham last Congress and received widespread support from Veteran Service Organizations.

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Amanda Maddox

Communications Director

Congressman Jeff Denham, CA-10

1730 Longworth HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Ph: (202) 225-4540

Fax: (202) 225-3402

BB: (202) 731-3222

 

Please sign up for Rep Denham's e-newsletter at http://denham.house.gov/contact-me/newsletter and follow him on Twitter at @RepJeffDenham

The Free Enterprise System Being “Changed” by Obama’s Socialism

  By clicking on the below listed link, you can listen to Dr. Milton Friedman discusses the Free Enterprise System with a representative of the left of center liberal media establishment.  In 2 minutes, Professor Milton Friedman compares the success of capitalism with the failure Socialist government bureaucracies throughout history. That includes the Communist Russian Soviets Federative Socialist Republic of Stalin, the Nazi National Socialist German Workers Party of Hitler, the Peoples Republic of China’s Socialist Party of Mao, the Republic of Cuba’s Socialist Communist Party of Castro, and the Communist Socialist parties of the former Eastern Soviet bloc nations. 

 http://dauckster.posterous.com/a-31-year-old-video-clip-absolutely-worth-you   

 
The American people should be able be the beneficiaries of the lessons of history; the lesson is that Socialism has failed everywhere it has ever been tried over the last 100 years, but the lesson of history that Socialism has always failed is being covered up by the Democratic Party with the help of left of center liberal media establishment that has been promoting Barrack Hussein Obama Socialist agenda.  The Obama Administration has socialized the health care system (1/6th of the US economy), with the flawed Obama Health Care Law that is dramatically increasing the cost of medical care, the mortgage industry has also been socialized-no one can get a mortgage without government support from Fannie Mae or Ginnie Mae, and except for Ford Motor company the US automobile industry has been socialized (their Boards are now controlled by government representatives and Unions).  The Obama Administration has directed the Department of Education to take more government control of the nation’s educational system with the support of the Teacher’s Union.  Since 2008 the Department of education and the Teachers Union have eliminated a great deal of information about the Founding Fathers, the US History of the Republic that was once taught in all schools, and the in depth study of the US Constitution & the Bill of Rights from high school text books.

 

Besides eliminating of much of the US History and the study of the US Constitution from school text books, since 2009 white students have been denigrated in School Districts in Arizona, California, and Wisconsin, over the next 4 years similar “CHANGES” in education are being forced upon School Districts across the nation.    It is incumbent upon all Americans citizens, elected School Board members, and all local, county, and state government elected officials to prevent the removal of much of the US History from school text books, in order to replace it with the histories of different ethnic and gay groups which has very little to do with the unique history of the Republic and the remarkable work by the Founding Fathers to establish the Republic. 

Cong James Bridenstine, Lcdr-USNR (R-OK-1) Proposes Opposition to Health Care Law & Its 20 Taxes

 Another Combat Veteran For Congress, Cong James Bridenstine, Lcdr-USNR (R-OK-1) http://jimbridenstine.com/, in defense of the US Constitution, is proposing a method to oppose the flawed Obama Health Care Law with its new hidden taxes (20 new taxes---Remember when we heard “We’ll see what is in it after we pass it.”—Pelosi).  The flawed Obama Health Care Law alone will increase new taxes for all Americans to over $1 trillion dollars over the next 10 years.  There are also new built in penalties in the flawed Obama Health Care Law that will be assessed by the IRS for various reasons, the law also allows the IRS to have access to the private banking accounts of all Americans so it can deduct penalties without the approval of taxpayers, and there is a new oppressive IRS reporting requirement for all taxpayers filing their annual tax returns to determine if they have health insurance. 

 In January 2013 Obama refused to extend the Bush tax cuts on higher income families and by doing so, imposed the second series of new taxes on American taxpayers.  Now Obama is proposing billions of dollars in a third new series of tax increases as a condition for him to modify the negative effects that sequestration will have on the operational readiness of the US military, the retention of combat trained military personnel, and on what the drastic DOD budget cuts will do to the US Armed Forces over the next 10 years.  For the first time in 237 years, the Commander-in Chief is insisting on higher taxes as a condition for him to take necessary action to mitigate sequestration and properly man/arm the US Armed Forces, so they will have the means defend the Republic from all enemies foreign and “domestic”.

 

The Republicans in Congress, including Congressman Bridenstine, opposed this third attempt to impose a new list of tax increases, and finally put its foot down and said there will not be a third new series of taxes imposed on the American people.  Last week Obama said debt is not a problem after irresponsibly driving the US debt up by $6 trillion in 4 years; now Obama is trying to convince the American people that imposing higher taxes on them, and borrowing $0.46 of every dollar he spends, will allow him to spend his way out of debt—no person, business, bank, city, county, state, or country has ever been able to spend its way out of debt.  Obama’s economic policy is an insane economic policy, is driving the Republic into bankruptcy, that no learned & well trained economist has ever heard of such an economic policy, and by definition, it is an oxymoron.    

 

Congressman Bridenstine agrees with all Republican US Senators who voted to repeal the flawed Obama Health Care Law, except Senator Mitch McConnell who said he will not oppose the flawed Obama Health Care Law.   

 

Congressman Bridenstine agrees with the opposition by the governors in 23 states who reported that they will not set up state exchanges so the Federal Government cannot invade their state health care systems; that is a serious problem for implementation of the flawed Obama Health Care Law in those 23 states: (Alabama,   Alaska,   Arizona,    Georgia,   Indiana,   Kansas,   Louisiana,   Maine,   Michigan,   Missouri,   Montana,   Nebraska,   New Hampshire,   North Dakota,   Ohio,  Oklahoma,   Pennsylvania,   South Carolina,   South Dakota,   Tennessee,   Texas,   Wyoming,   and Wisconsin  will not set up state exchanges).   

 

Congressman Bridenstine agrees with and supports Congressman Paul Ryan’s most recent proposal to mobilize Congressional opposition to the flawed Obama Health Care Law using US Congressional regulations. 

 

In order to view Congressman Bridenstine’s proposal to legally oppose the 20,000+ pages of new oppressive regulations for implementation, that were drafted by Obama’s civilian appointed bureaucrats, please click on the below listed link.

 

http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/10/rep-bridenstine-pushes-for-obamacare-fight-video/#ixzz2Na6NCsCk 

We strongly encourage our national base of supporters to aide in the re-election Cong James Bridenstine, Lcdr-USNR (R-OK-2) in the 2014 mid-term election, by either supporting his campaign financially, encouraging voters in his Congressional District that they know, to vote for him, and/or by working in his campaign to help him win re-election.

Rep. Bridenstine on Obamacare: ‘Just because the Supreme Court rules on something doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s constitutional’

 

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Republican Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine gestures in an interview with The Daily Caller's Ginni Thomas.  

After just over two months in office, Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine has already set the tone for his first two-year term in Congress as a leader who cares more about principle than party.

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Bridenstine says Obamacare “is a government takeover” and says Chief Justice John Roberts is “incorrect” on the Affordable Care Act being a tax. He says he wants “Congress to take back its constitutional authority.”

“Just because the Supreme Court rules on something doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s constitutional,” he said.

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Obama says “We don’t have a debt crisis.”

 Obama never operated a business of any kind, nor did he have to meet a payroll every 2 weeks like all small businessmen have to do.  Obama doesn’t know the first thing about starting a business, how to financially control a business, and he is not qualified to evaluate the potential for success of a new business entity like a  Venture Capitalist of Commercial Banker do on a daily basis.  Yet we are faced with the fact, in the below listed article,  that Obama wasted $1.063 billion of tax payers’ money by authorizing the formation of 19 Green companies that were not properly evaluated before they were given taxpayer money to burn.  The net result is that 19 Green companies, many of whom were incorporated by donors to Obama’s Presidential campaign, have already filed for bankruptcy; there will be more bankruptcies of Green companies in the future, because another 14 Green companies who received $6.336 in taxpayer money are faltering.  Obama’s ineptness in the evaluation of business startups and finance is readily apparent, and his ineptness economic policies are even more apparent because of his gross mismanagement of the US Economy by following Socialist principals that have “never” worked in any economy in the history of mankind.  

 Recently Obama raged against sequestration, the across the board budget cut he created in August 2011 (sequestration has radically slashing defense spending which is 20% of the annual budget, while hardly nibbling at the fat and waste in the remaining 80% of the bloated annual budget).  Obama got Senator Reid and Congresswoman Pelosi to convince the Republican leadership in Congress to go along with the sequestration he proposed; recently Obama’s raged against Republicans, blaming them for what he said  sequestration, he created, will do (it actually decreased the 7% increase in spending  to 6%---it hardly touched anything in the 80% in the non-defense budget.   Obama did slash the DOD budget radically, which was made to shoulder 50% of all the cuts, even though its portion of the budget is 20%). 

  Obama disregard of the spiraling debt has resulted in an increase in the national unemployment rate from 6.8% in November 2008 to 7.8% today (from 6.7 million people to 13.2 million unemployed Americans).  Obama economic policies have increased the number of Americans on food stamps from 29 Million in November 2008 to 48.7 million today.   Obama’s energy policies have increased the price of automobile gas at the pump from $1.72/gallon in November 2008 to $4.75/gal today.   Obama’s disregard of the increasing debt has increased the percentage of Americans living below the poverty level from 12.95% in November 2008 to 16.3 % today (20% of all children are now living below the poverty level).  Obama’s out of control spending has increased the National Debt from $10.4 trillion in November 2008 to $16.6 trillion today; Obama is spending more funds than we are taking in requiring borrowing $0.46 of every dollar we spend.  It is now projected by the Congressional Budget Office that Obama’s projected borrowing of $ 0.90 trillion/year to support his out of control spending will drive the National Debt to $20 trillion by the end of his second term.  Obama is stealing from our children and grandchildren and will have created a larger National Debt than all the other 42 Presidents created collectively in the 237 year history of the Republic.  For the first time in the 237 year history of the Republic a very dangerous economic tipping point has been reached, because the annual National Debt now exceeds the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States----it has gone from 38 % of GDP in 2008 to 103.9% of GDP today (it is increasing to unsustainable levels).  Consumer confidence has gone from 99.5 in 2008 to 69.6 today.  The size of the annual spending has gone from $.89 trillion in 2008 to $3.8 trillion today.  The Standard & Poor rating of the US has gone from AAA in 2008 to AA+ and may be dropped again this year.  

                     All of a sudden yesterday, Obama said “we don’t have a debt crisis.”   

 This week, for the first time in 4 years, the Democrats in Congress issued a budget that increases taxes by another $1 trillion (for 4 years Democrats violated federal law each year by not proposing a budget). If we do not have a debt crisis, why do we have to increase taxes by $1 trillion and borrow $0.46 of every dollar we spend?  Obama said he sees no danger in the massive out of control federal spending & ever increasing debt, (Obama created $6+ billion debt in the last 4 years).  At Obama’s current spending level, the congressional Budget Office reported he will drive the national debt up to $20 trillion, and will have created half of the entire national debt while in office.  By continuing the irresponsible spending and saying “We don’t have a debt crisis”, he is demonstrating his very dangerous approach to managing the US economy.  If he continues he will lead the Republic into bankruptcy, saddle our grandchildren with unsustainable debt, and will destroy the Free Enterprise System.    No honest and knowledgeable economist throughout the world would agree with Obama’s head long and reckless spending, and his pronouncement that “We don’t have a debt crisis.”  With his inept economic policies, Obama is driving more and more of the poorest Americans into incomes below the poverty level that is why 48.7 million Americans are on food stamps.  Obama knows that the Federal Government has unfunded liabilities of $123 trillion (Obamacare, Medicare, Federal Employee Pensions, military pensions, and Social Security are some of those unfunded liabilities), yet Obama’s out of control spending continues, and not one program is being cut back, because he says “we do not have a debt crisis.”  Obama’s Socialist policies are destroying the financial stability of the Republic. 
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Obama’s Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Failures

Ashe Schow

October 18, 2012 at 8:25 am

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It is no secret that President Obama’s green energy supporters’ foray into venture capitalism has not gone well. But the extent of its failure has been largely ignored by the press. Sure, single instances garner attention as they happen, but they ignore past failures in order to make it seem like a rare case.

The truth is that the problem is widespread. The government’s picking winners and losers in the energy market has cost taxpayers billions of dollars, and the rate of failure, cronyism, and corruption at the companies receiving the subsidies is substantial. The fact that some companies are not under financial duress does not make the policy a success. It simply means that our taxpayer dollars subsidized companies that would’ve found the financial support in the private market.

So far, 33 companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy and other agencies. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher.

The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:

  1. Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
  2. SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
  3. Solyndra ($535 million)*
  4. Beacon Power ($43 million)*
  5. Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
  6. SunPower ($1.2 billion)
  7. First Solar ($1.46 billion)
  8. Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
  9. EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
  10. Amonix ($5.9 million)
  11. Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
  12. Abound Solar ($400 million)*
  13. A123 Systems ($279 million)*
  14. Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
  15. Johnson Controls ($299 million)
  16. Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
  17. ECOtality ($126.2 million)
  18. Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
  19. Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
  20. Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
  21. Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
  22. Range Fuels ($80 million)*
  23. Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
  24. Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
  25. Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
  26. GreenVolts ($500,000)
  27. Vestas ($50 million)
  28. LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
  29. Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
  30. Navistar ($39 million)
  31. Satcon ($3 million)*
  32. Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
  33. Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)

*Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.

The problem begins with the issue of government picking winners and losers in the first place. Venture capitalist firms exist for this very reason, and they choose what to invest in by looking at companies’ business models and deciding if they are worthy. When the government plays venture capitalist, it tends to reward companies that are connected to the policymakers themselves or because it sounds nice to “invest” in green energy.

American History Deconstructing Patriotism by the Teacher's Union

 Lesson plans for Texas classrooms, created in a program entitled CSCOPE, now teach young students that the Boston Tea Party staged by American Patriots who dumped heavily taxed tea from England into the Boston Harbor, because of taxation without representation, was an act of terrorism.  The lesson plan is equating the Patriots who were involved in the Boston Tea Party with the terrorists who attacked the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on 9-11.  Not only were the students taught that the Founding Fathers were terrorists, they were told law officials found drugs in Paul Revere’s home, and they were also instructed to draw flags of using symbols from Communist and Socialist countries. 

 Previously the Teachers Union participated in removing important dates in US History from school books, next they approved the removal of information about the Founding Fathers that used to be taught in schools, and then they approved the removal of the in depth study and meaning of the US Constitution and Bill of Right from history school books and the history curriculum (we used to have to memorize the preamble to the US Constitution, I doubt many student even know what the Preamble is).   

 

Now that program called CSCOPE, approved by the Teacher’s Union in Texas, is subverting acts of Patriotism during the Revolution that led the 13 colonies to seek Independence from England, resulting in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.  Labeling American Patriotism as terrorism is Anti-American and should be opposed by city, county, and state elected government lawmakers; they should insist those lies be removed from all classroom curriculums.  Members of the School Boards who permitted those subversive lesson plans to be taught in their local schools should be voted out of office.   It is time to restrict the Teacher’s Union from continuing to approve the rewriting of US History in school books, and to prevent them from approving the indoctrination of students with programs like CSCOPE that leads to students disrespecting the founding of the Republic.  Those Anti-American lesson plans being taught in school classrooms lead to the subversion of the minds of young impressionable students.

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Texas Lawmakers Blast ‘Anti-American’, ‘Anti-Christian’ Curriculum

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By Todd Starnes

Texas lawmakers are putting educators on the hot seat after public school curriculum surfaced that promoted Islam and socialism while deconstructing American values and patriotism.

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School children were exposed to lessons that labeled the Boston Tea Party an act of terrorism. They were also instructed to create flags for socialist and communist countries. And they were also given in-depth lessons in the Islamic faith that included classroom readings from the Koran.

“They are indoctrinating our children to hate America,” said Janice VanCleave, of Texas Education Patriots. “Texans are embarrassed about this.”

VanCleave’s organization launched an investigation that exposed CSCOPE – an electronic curriculum system that provides online lesson plans for teachers. The curriculum is used in 80 percent of the state’s school districts.

“It’s built by teachers, designed by teachers and that’s what’s powerful about CSCOPE,” said Wade Lebay, director of state CSCOPE at the Region 13 Education Service Center in Austin.

Wade defended the curriculum at a recent senate education committee hearing in the state capital.

Districts are allowed to pick and choose which of the 1,600 lesson plans they want – and it’s quite popular among smaller school districts.

“For us, CSCOPE is a lifesaver,” Dina Webb, director of curriculum in Lackland, told the San Antonio Express. “We don’t mandate how teachers use it and certainly, as a military district, wouldn’t teach anything anti-American. But we certainly don’t have the money or staff to be able to write new curriculum every time the state standards change.”

But critics – including some state lawmakers – believe the curriculum is anti-American.

“It’s amazing that when you all called our Founding Fathers terrorists, in Texas, that you thought that wasn’t going to cause problems,” said Sen. Dan Patrick, a member of the senate education committee.

Texas State Sen. Larry Taylor said he was especially disturbed by lessons that tried to equate the Boston Tea Party to the 9-11 terrorists.

“They actually referred to it as a terrorist act,” he told Fox News. “Throwing tea into the harbor is nowhere near a terrorist act. To have our kids even thinking that…”

Taylor called the curriculum anti-American – and said it put the Founding Fathers on the same footing as modern-day terrorists.

“To even say these two examples are comparable or trying to equate them as being equal is egregious,” he said.

VanCleave told Fox News the curriculum was meant to indoctrinate children while denigrating American heroes.

“American heroes are being vilified,” she said, recalling one particular lesson that alleged police officers found drugs in Paul Revere’s home.

“That got our hair up on the ends,” VanCleave said. “The undercurrent is that our children are not being taught to respect our national heroes. As a Texan it breaks my heart to say this and let it be known nationally – but our education system has some problems.”

Of particular concern was a lesson that required students to design a socialist or communist flag. Here’s the assignment students were given:

“Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag. Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use?”

Taylor called it “very egregious as a Texan and an American.”

“They didn’t do that for any other type of government,” he said “We don’t mind having different views but they need to be balanced,” he told Fox News.

VanCleave said her husband, who is a Marine, was furious about that particular lesson plan.

“I can’t even say what he thought,” she said. “They want to tear down any patriotism to our wonderful country. We’re going to stop that in Texas.”

The flag controversy sparked national outrage.

“You know America’s changing when leftists have even infiltrated Texas schools,” wrote Kyle Olson of EAGNews.org.

Taylor said CSCOPE’s biggest problem is a lack of transparency.

“We need oversight,” he said. “We don’t know who is putting the material together. We need outside eyes looking over the process.”

Even their board meetings are held in private – a practice the education committee and CSCOPE critics hopes to stop.

“We don’t know who is controlling it – and that’s a problem because it’s in more than 800 schools in Texas,” VanCleave said. “Teachers have been sending me lesson plans anonymously. They are concerned.”

The lessons on Islam, for example, required teachers to provide classroom readings of selected texts from the Koran.

“It was teaching the Islamic religion,” she said. “They were telling the children how wonderful and peaceful the religion was.”

They were also taught that Allah is God.

“That just really set us all off,” she said. “I don’t want my grandchildren taught that Allah is God.”

Sen. Taylor noted that there were no comparable lessons offered on Christianity or Judaism.

“They went way into the Islamic religion without any balance,” he said. “It was alarming and eye-opening. I’m not sure what the purpose of that is.”

But supporters of CSCOPE accused critics and lawmakers of cherry picking controversial lessons.

“We have 1,600 lessons, so to take just this one is…” said Education Service Center worker Linda Villarreal at the senate hearing.
VanCleave said she fears the ultimate plan is to force every school in the state to adhere to CSCOPE.

“I’m just hoping they are going to throw this mess out,” she said.

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Obama's Email To Federal Agencies: Make Sequester Cuts As Painful As We Promised It Would Be

 This year the real cuts in spending, brought on by sequestration, will actually be $44 billion in the ”increase” in this year’s $3.8 trillion budget; it will, I repeat, be $44 billion only in the “increase” in spending; it is not in an actual decrease in last year’s spending.   The reason it will be $44 billion and not $85 billion is because it will kick in late in the fiscal year—$44 billion equates to ½ of what the federal government actually borrows every 28 days from lenders like China to cover the out of control spending.   

In fact “half (50%)“of the $44 billion is being taken out of the DOD Budget, even though the Defense Department is only 20% of the annual federal budget, not 50% of the federal budget; that assault on the US Armed Forces was directed by Obama when he created sequestration.  It is truly unconscionable to divide the cuts that way when our US Military is involved in combat in Afghanistan.  Obama’s unfair division in cuts for the US military is resulting in cuts in required training, operational for the US armed Forces, restrictions in deployments, restriction in ships operating at sea and repairs of ships, in the GI Bill benefits, military family medical benefits, retention of trained personnel, and has resulted in firing all teachers of on base schools for the military children. 

The other half of the $44 billion, or $22 billion, is being cut from the 7% “increase” in spending for all the other government agencies; that $22 billion will be spread thru the remaining of 80% of the $3.8 trillion non-defense budget.  The $22 billion cuts from all other government agencies is less than 1% of the 7% “increase” in spending; once again we want to emphasize, that $22 billion is not a cut in last year’s budget, it is just a cut in the 7% increase in this year’s spending.  That very small cut in the increase in spending for all other government agencies, has thrown the Obama Administration into panic, and resulted in the E-mail Obama sent to all government agencies that is exposed in the below listed article.  The reason the Obama Administration is in panic is because, in order to save the Republic from bankruptcy, the Congress now fully understands it must substantially cut a percentage of  “last year’s actual spending”, not cut a percentage of the “increase” in spending, in order to prevent the Republic from going bankrupt.  

Obama’s Email To Federal Agencies: Make Sequester Cuts As Painful As We Promised

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Setting aside the fact that an E-mail like this from George Bush would have caused mass hysteria among Democrats and led to immediate calls for impeachment, try to wrap your head around this:

The President of the United States is now “on record” for having instructed government agencies to not only refrain from minimizing the effects of the sequester – but to make budget cuts “as painful as possible”.  Ironically, he instructs the feds to do so because of the dire consequences he – wait for it – “promised”.

Like Obama’s promise to “reach across the aisle” and work with Republicans? Or, maybe like Obama’s promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term? Like Obama’s promise Hispanics when he told them in 2008 that immigration reform would be “a first priority” of his administration.  (Of course, Obama made up for that last unkempt promise by circumventing Congress and the U.S. Constitution by writing his own “Dream Act” and using Executive Orders to give thousands of Illegal Immigrants freedom from deportation– not to mention the Regime’s ongoing release of two thousands of illegal aliens criminals who have broken laws of the United States.)

The arrogance displayed by Obama in believing that it’s perfectly acceptable for him to put in writing a “suggestion” to government agencies, urging them to “maximize the impact of the sequester” – for hispolitical gain – is astounding. Even by Obama’s “standards.” From Breitbart.com:

An internal government E-mail sent Monday instructed an official with a subdivision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make sure that sequester-related cuts “inflict as much pain as possible” to make sure “you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”

When Charles Brown of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service asked “if there was any latitude” in how officials might allocate sequester cuts to reduce negatively impacting fish inspections, Brown received the following reply:

“We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”

Lawmakers say the E-mail is further evidence that the Obama Administration is seeking to inflict maximum pain for the minimal of the $44 billion of the $85 billion in cuts.

“This E-mail confirms what many Americans have suspected: The Obama Administration is doing everything they can to make sure their worst predictions come true and to maximize the pain of the Sequester cuts for political gain,” said Combat Veteran For Congress, Represenatative Tim Griffin, Maj (R-AK).

Is it unreasonable to assume that our country’s Chief Executive – who swore an oath which in part, says: I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States,” would put the well-being of America and its citizens ahead of ideology and partisan politics?

The really sick part is, in Obama’s, Socialist ideology way of thinking, he does believe that his desire to destroy the Republican Party – even if he must bring America to its knees in the process – is “faithful execution” of his office. After all – how else can he continue his incessant march toward “social justice” and a Socialist State?

On a hilarious note – which borders on bizarre – the Regime announced yesterday that it is canceling tours of the White House for the foreseeable future due to sequester spending cuts.  This, of course, is nothing more than a temper tantrum – thrown by a immature individual who didn’t get his way; White House tours by the public are generally self-guided, with volunteers available for assistance and questions; the cost is estimated to be $17,000/week and donations to continue the tours for school children from the public have already exceeded $91,000 to continue the tours of the “people’s” house.  Is this how Obama makes it “painful” for school children?

A Filibuster Against Obama's Intent To Employ Drones In The US To Kill Americans Without Due Process

 By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | March 7th, 2013 at 04:30 AM 

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) did a brilliant thing in his filibuster of Obama’s appointment of John Brennan to head the CIA.  The filibuster was staged in order to bring attention to the fact that Obama feels he has the authority to employ drone strikes in the United States to kill American Citizens without first charging, arresting, indicting, and trying the American citizen.  No other US President has ever felt they had the authority to use air strikes in the United States to kill Americans without warning, without first arresting them and without providing them with the due process accorded all US Citizens by the US Constitution. 
By keeping the filibuster going through prime time, Senator Paul forced ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and the left of center liberal media establishment—the chief sources of news for low information voters — to cover the issue.
During his filibuster, Senator Paul had the support from other senators to provide him with the time to rest his voice. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) came down to the well of the Senate for a few hours to give Senator Paul a break by reading tweets in support of Senator Paul. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) came in to provide support as well. Senator Mark Kirk, Cdr-USNR (R-IL), an elected Combat Veteran For Congress, who returned to the Senate after recovering from a very bad stroke, also went down to the well of the Senate to support Senator Paul.  Even Democratic Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined in the filibuster.    
While the Filibuster continued thru the early evening, Senator John McCain, Capt –USN, USNA ’58 (R-AZ), an elected Combat Veteran For Congress, and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were having dinner with Obama and 10 other Republican Senators at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just blocks from the White House, in an attempt to open lines of communications between the GOP and Obama. 

 

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