In honor of the day all Americans love, please take a minute to watch the House Republican Conference’s latest video, “Tax Day,” which can be found here. Sixty-three percent of Americans think no new taxes are needed – and 9 out of 10 taxpayers have to hire a professional just to prepare their taxes. I encourage you to watch and share the video with your readers!
From American Thinker:
Common Core, the new federal education standards, may look delicious; but before you take a bite out of the apple, it might be a good idea to know a razor is inside.
Like all Orwellian euphemisms, “Common Core” is not about innocent ideas like the word “common” or the term “core.” The phrase “Common Core” is used to hide the real aspects of an education policy which if articulated openly would never be taken seriously, let alone be implemented.
Common Core is a new federal curriculum requirement that homogenizes education, dumbs it down, and creates a Union nirvana where all teachers will be unionized. Merit will no longer be a requirement for advancement by the students or the teachers. Children will be forced as they mostly are today to attend a government school.
But if you want those Federal dollars they are bribing you and I with we must play along.
I'm certainly not against the Federal government supplying the State with suggestions and analytics to back up their suggestions. However they need to stop making aid from them contingent on anything other than number of students attending school, with perhaps an additional amount to cover any mandates like Special Education requirements.
A well run Federal Department of Education needs about 100 people to manage the data from their assigned territories and a small number of administrators, data analysts and someone to write the checks to the States and balance their budget! It is clearly the job of the States to educate the children of their citizens.
Common Core is just one more crack in our Republic moving the country to a single socialized government. The States keep abdicating their power and authority to the Federal government. One day they will wake up and realize they have given away the whole thing and they are now functionaries of the federal bureaucracy.
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April 9, 2013 by Sam Rolley
The current Presidential Administration evidently has a great deal in common with the Taliban when it comes to furthering agendas on the graves of dead children.
Rounding out one of the bloodiest weeks in the 12-year Afghan war, fighting between U.S.-backed Afghan forces and Taliban militants on Saturday left 11 Afghan children dead following a U.S. airstrike attempting to annihilate militants hiding in a remote residential area. The children were all between 1 and 12 years old.
According to reports, officials claim that six militants were also killed in the drone strike.
As the U.S. government continues to pump taxpayer money into a war effort in Afghanistan that has been unsuccessful by most accounts, some estimate that an average of 4.8 children die each day in the country as a consequence of ongoing conflict. In Pakistan, where the United States carries out clandestine drone strikes in an effort to eradicate militants, child death tolls directly-related to the strikes hover around 200.[...]
To read the rest of the article click here ----> Presidential Administration Kills 11 More Children
April 9, 2013
The murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell largely is being ignored by the mainstream media, even in the face of grisly testimony, such as what we heard yesterday. Life News reports:
...a former employee described how she heard a baby scream during a live-birth abortion.
Abortion clinic employee Sherry West described an incident which "really freaked (her) out" and related to the jury how she heard a child who was born alive following an abortion scream.
West remembered how she referred to the dead children killed in these gruesome abortion procedures as "specimens" so she could avoid the mental trauma associated with know how they died. As local media reported:
Sherry West, of Bear, said she was loyal to Gosnell - who is now facing multiple counts of murder for allegedly killing children after they were delivered alive at his clinic - but said the incident "really freaked me out."
When Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore pressed the 53-year-old West for specifics about the incident, West struggled to answer, clearly uncomfortable with the memory.
"I can't describe it. It sounded like a little alien," West testified, telling a judge and Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury that the body of the child was about 18 to 24 inches long and was one of the largest babies she had seen delivered during abortion procedures at Gosnell's clinic.
West said she saw the child, whose face and features were not yet completely formed, lying on a glass tray on a shelf and she told a co-worker to call Gosnell about it and fled the room.
During her two years working for Gosnell, West said she also saw patients deliver "specimens" in the toilet, which she made a co-worker remove, adding she called aborted fetuses "specimens" because "it was easier to deal with mentally."
The MSM cannot mentally deal with this trial either, mainly because they realize it exposes the logical destination of the euphemistically title "pro-choice" movement. You should be allowed to choose whether or not to allow your child to live. So they are hiding Gosnell's atrocities from the public despite the compelling nature of the news itself.
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The New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association donated almost $200,000 to state legislators in the years leading up to their major lobbying effort to pass SB 126, a measure one Granite State pundit has called “nanny state foolishness” and “protectionist nonsense.”
The group has spent more than $187,000on political contributions within the last ten years. The group’s donation history reads like a Who’s Who of political power brokers in Concord.
An analysis of the NH Auto Dealers Association’s donation practices indicated it prizes access to power above all. Follow the Money shows there is neither rhyme nor reason to the NHADA's donations, other than to maintain close connections to people in positions of authority. For example, in 2008 and 2010, years when the Democrats held the State House, NHADA donated to Democrats over Republicans by nearly 3 to 1. But in 2012, when the GOP still held control of both Houses of the legislature, the NHADA evened out their donations to the two major parties. And regardless of party, 91% of all of NHADA's money flows to incumbents, and 81% of that money goes to the eventual winners.
The result? The NHADA is pushing a measure (SB 126) that would nudge the state deeper and deeper into private contracts between auto manufacturers and auto dealers. As Granite State Taxpayers chief Jim Adams has written:
In essence, the Auto Dealers Association is asking the state legislature to allow it to pad new profits into warranty repairs at greater cost to consumers and manufacturers. This is not the role of the state government. Does anyone actually believe this would be an issue in the State Senate if it hadn’t been for the craftiness of the auto dealers’ fleet of lobbyists?
Auto manufactures and auto dealers enter into franchise agreements. Presumably they do so under their own volition and without any guns to their heads. That one party in those agreements now believes it has a political edge over the other and feels it can use that edge to serve its own interest is a terrible indictment on how nakedly transactional representative democracy has become, even in our Granite State.
And as Grant Bosse has pointed out:
… [I]f such franchise agreements are so costly and foolish, why did local car dealers sign them in the first place? They claim to lack any ability to say no. That’s flatly untrue. They are under no obligation to sell another company’s cars. They sign franchise agreements, including clauses that mandate the appearance and maintenance of their showrooms, because owning an exclusive territory selling a national car brand is immensely valuable. Now that they have this valuable asset, they are asking state government to change the terms of their deal.
Does anyone actually believe that SB 126 is necessary? Or is it the result of a very shrewd and generous donation strategy by the New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association.