Change for the Worse By PETE DU PONT

Just as he promised, Obama has fundamentally transformed America.

The Standard & Poor’s downgrade of U.S. debt is the latest fruit of the Obama administration’s big-government policies. Ask Americans how the country is doing, and the response is a vote of no confidence. In August 2009, 34% of likely voters said the country was headed in the right direction. A month ago that proportion had declined to 25%, and last week only 16% thought so. Rasmussen’s mid-August poll found that 4% of adults rate the economy as good or excellent, and 66% think we are doing poorly.

Just before his election as president, Barack Obama declared that “we are five days from fundamentally transforming America.” He has made good on that promise. Huge increases in federal spending—up 28% in just three years—were the beginning. Putting health care—17% of the American economy—under Washington’s control was next. Government control of business is expanding too: 379 new government business rules were added in July alone, according to Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming. Federal government debt held by the public rose from $6 trillion (40% of GDP) in 2008 to $9 trillion (62%) in 2010, The Congressional Budget Office says it could reach 200% by 2037, if the economy doesn’t collapse first.
One of the Obama administration’s central (and most damaging) beliefs is that tax rates must be raised for what President Obama calls “millionaires and billionaires,” which he defines to include individuals and small businesses making as little as $200,000. Interestingly, Christina Romer, who was chairman of Mr. Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, has done some research on the impact of tax increases, and concluded that increasing taxes by 1% of GDP for deficit-reduction purposes leads to a 3% reduction in GDP.

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We The People have been had !!! By T. Scott

To begin, most Americans are aware of investigations into the government action involving selling guns to Mexican thugs. We also know that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by one of those guns.

Now, in a remarkable display of government gone amok, the U. S. Attorney’s office in Arizona has taken a position opposing a motion by the Terry family to qualify as crime victims in the eyes of the court.

These motions are usually approved by courts across the land.

In this case, however, U. S. Attorney Dennis Burke argued that because the family was not ” directly or proximately harmed ” by the illegal purchase of the gun used to kill Brian Terry, it does not meet the definition of crime victim.

Our government basically tells us that the family of a murdered man is not proximately harmed. I wonder what they can be thinking as the attorney’s definition of proximity must differ from those we accept as meaningful definitions.

Burke oversaw the operation that may be responsible for many deaths along the Mexican border. That he is still holding his job in light of all that went wrong in this entire operation is enough to bring up questions as to the amake up and moral base of our entire Department of Justice.

It looks like Burke is doing his level best to cover up this entire shameful event and is vainly trying to hide his real function in the Gunwalker mess.

The American people cannot allow this one branch of government to act as it is acting. We still live in a nation of, by and for the people – Eric Holder and his department are not yet a monarchy yet they rule and selectively refuse to investigate cases that need thorough investigation.

We The People
are displeased and as we watch what was an orderly system of laws become twisted to suit the whim of this one man. Eric Holder as the top man in all of Justice has positioned himself for a fall that would be greater than the storied fall of Humpty Dumpty.

National debt has increased $4 trillion under Obama

The latest posting by the Treasury Department shows the national debt has now increased $4 trillion on President Obama’s watch.

The debt was $10.626 trillion on the day Mr. Obama took office. The latest calculation from Treasury shows the debt has now hit $14.639 trillion.

It’s the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president.

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Today’s Toon

‘Backdoor Amnesty’ for Illegal Immigration?