Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Exclusive Excerpts of Governor Bobby Jindal's Response

Below are exclusive excerpts from Governor Bobby Jindal's Response to the State of Union:


As I grew up, my mom and dad taught me the values that attracted them to this country - and they instilled in me an immigrant's wonder at the greatness of America. As a child, I remember going to the grocery store with my dad. Growing up in India, he had seen extreme poverty. And as we walked through the aisles, looking at the endless variety on the shelves, he would tell me: "Bobby, Americans can do anything." I still believe that to this day.

Republicans are ready to work with the new President to provide those solutions. Here in my state of Louisiana, we don't care what party you belong to if you have good ideas to make life better for our people. We need more of that attitude from both Democrats and Republicans in our nation's capital. All of us want our economy to recover and our nation to prosper. So where we agree, Republicans must be the President's strongest partners. And where we disagree, Republicans have a responsibility to be candid and offer better ideas for a path forward.

The strength of America is not found in our government. It is found in the compassionate hearts and enterprising spirit of our citizens.

To solve our current problems, Washington must lead. But the way to lead is not to raise taxes and put more money and power in hands of Washington politicians. The way to lead is by empowering you - the American people. Because we believe that Americans can do anything.

Democratic leaders say their legislation will grow the economy. What it will do is grow the government, increase our taxes down the line, and saddle future generations with debt. Who among us would ask our children for a loan, so we could spend money we do not have, on things we do not need? That is precisely what the Democrats in Congress just did. It's irresponsible. And it's no way to strengthen our economy, create jobs, or build a prosperous future for our children.

In recent years, these distinctions in philosophy became less clear - because our party got away from its principles. You elected Republicans to champion limited government, fiscal discipline, and personal responsibility. Instead, Republicans went along with earmarks and big government spending in Washington. Republicans lost your trust - and rightly so.

A few weeks ago, the President warned that our nation is facing a crisis that he said "we may not be able to reverse." Our troubles are real, to be sure. But don't let anyone tell you that we cannot recover - or that America's best days are behind her.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Barack Obama has made a power grab to take over the census bureau

Dear CU members:

There are two important things we'd like to bring to your attention so bear with us. I'll get the least important of them out of the way first. We'd like to compile an e-mail list of people who would like to receive updates about various events concerning our website (http://conservativetoday.org/). Obviously, we can reach you anytime via Facebook mass message, but there's simply too much going on to do that. Mass messages will be used sparingly, mostly reserved for calls to action over impending egregious legislation and the like. However, anyone who would like to be notified through e-mail with updates about the group and CT website may send your email addresses to this guy right here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6849715&ref=profile#/profile.php?id=1540290069. This is only for people who want this service. We also have an RSS feed available for anyone who wants to subscribe in that way: http://blog.conservativetoday.org/. It's the orange button in your address bar. And we do strongly encourage you to visit our website.

Now, to more pressing things…

As you may or may not know, Barack Obama has made a power grab to take over the census bureau. Traditionally, the Census Bureau is independent and is overseen by the Commerce Department. However, Barack Obama has decided to break over 100 years of precedent by putting the responsibility of computing the 2010 census under the watchful eye of Rahm Emmanuel, his chief of staff. This isn't your typical gerrymandering. With the white House controlling the census bureau with no one to answer to or keep them in check, there is nothing to stop the administration from manipulating statistical data in order to mitigate or completely erase the additional electoral votes that were expected to be allocated to red states like Texas, as well as other southern states. I suspect this is the administration's aim. This is, after all, the same administration that just congratulated Hugo Chavez on his success in removing term limits in Venezuela, paving the way for indefinite rule.

What we'd like you to do is very simple. First, email your Senators to express your disapproval of what the administration is doing. If you have Republican Senators then ask them to speak up about it and speak up about it loud. Unless Republicans force this issue into the spotlight, the media will continue to ignore it and the public will have no idea of the administration's flagrant abuse of authority. Second, do the same thing with the congressman of your district and ask that there be a House investigation into the administration's actions regarding the Census Bureau. Your emails don't need to be long or complex or super sophisticated. What's important is that you make your point and that these people hear from us… lots of us.

Contact info for all 100 Senators: http://senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Contact Congress: http://www.house.gov/. If you don't know who your congressman is you can find out by looking in the upper left hand corner where it says "Find your Representative." Just enter your zip code in the space provided; a link with your representative's name will pop up. Follow the link and you should be able to find all of your representative's contact info, including email. Usually there will be either be a "contact" tab that will take you directly to your representative's contact info or a "services" tab that opens up a drop-down menu that includes a "contact" link.

Also, if you're feeling up to it, you might want to email Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell (http://mcconnell.senate.gov/contact_form.cfm) and House Republican leader John Boehner (http://republicanleader.house.gov/Contact/) and tell them to rally the GOP to this cause.



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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Economic "Stimulus" Package

I got this email and thought it was worthy to be posted here:

Dear stacy,

Yesterday, the Senate began debate on an economic stimulus package that is intended to get our economy back on track and help Americans who are suffering through these difficult times. Unfortunately, the proposal on the table is big on the giveaways for the special interests and corporate high rollers, yet short on help for ordinary working Americans. I cannot and do not support the package on the table from the Democrats and the Obama Administration. Our country does not need just another spending bill, particularly not one that will load future generations with the burden of massive debt. We need a short term stimulus bill that will directly help people, create jobs, and provide a jolt to our economy.

I believe we need to evaluate every bit of spending in this stimulus proposal with one important criteria - does it really stimulate the economy and help create jobs - if the answer is no, it does not belong in a so-called stimulus package. Furthermore, the stimulus must include significant direct relief to American workers in the form of payroll tax cuts and programs to help homeowners keep their homes. Finally, we need an end game to this stimulus so that when our economy recovers, these spending programs do not remain permanent and saddle our children with a skyrocketing national debt.

I appreciate the discussions President Obama is having with my Republican colleagues, but the time for talking has come to an end and we must now begin some serious negotiation. But as of yet, Republicans have not been given the opportunity to be involved. The House of Representatives passed a stimulus bill without a single Republican supporting it. In the Senate, the Democrat leadership is trying to jam the existing proposal through regardless of reservations from a number of members. With so much at stake, the last thing we need is partisanship driving our attempts to turn the economy around.

I have long been a fighter against wasteful spending in Washington and long an advocate for a balanced budget -- that will never change. I realize we face extraordinary challenges with our economy today, but that is not an excuse for more irresponsibly from Washington. I hope you will join me in saying no to this stimulus package as it currently exists by signing this petition.


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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What are we doing!?!?!

It all makes me so tired!

I don't wanna think about it sometimes...because it just frustrates me that our nation has.....decided to do this to themselves

we just continue to drown in more and more debt as a country

And its only natural for the children to do as the parent...right? so of course most of the individual citizens are in debt too!

The blame is not fully on the Government tho. We as consumers have not done a good job of staying informed and being smart shoppers. We just put it on the plastic to "get the points". What we don't take time to realize is...the amount of money you actually have to put on your card (spending money you don't really have that ends up costing you twice as much!)...ends up being enough to buy 4 trips to Europe instead of the ONE trip you "earn" with your points. You aren't EARNING ANYTHING!!! Unless you are one of the few out of the population who really does pay off the card in FULL at the end of the month...you are on the losing end of the deal! You end up paying for that trip, that free shirt, that dinner, whatever the "prize" may be, ten fold when you add up the interest and fees you are charged!

We should not be following in the Governments footsteps. I mean look at the mess they are making of our financial system...would you really want to follow them? We also need to stand up and take control of ourselves. Too many people are looking for the government to step in a "fix" things. I really don't want to give the government that much control of my life...do you? They already have too much power and have had too much power for a long time now... which results in the situation we are in now.

We as a country should be fighting the raising of taxes! That is the worst thing to do in a bad economic time! It just makes sense to keep taxes low for the people. But see the thing that is hush hush from the government is...it isn't really about the "people" anymore...its about government. 

We should also be fighting income tax. It is money that we all work hard for and YET we PAY taxes on the money we EARN! What kind of sense does that make? Tax the things we BUY! .... If you give more people more money in their pockets....history has shown that most of the country doesn't know how to manage their money...and will end up spending it rather than saving it or paying off their debt! This will be good for everyone. And really...the smart ones would use the money to pay off debt or to save for an emergency. Everyone splurges from time to time...but right now I think less and less are doing it because there is so much fear in the economy. If we all hold on to our money...it will only get worse. The government is holding tightly to "their" money by not lowering taxes (giving a tax cut to people who don't work does not count as a tax cut!) and by taxing our income! And like I said earlier...the child is going to act like the parent. So be careful how you act..and in this case....where the government is the parent....choose to be a Rebel.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Clinton? Is this Obamas idea of change?

From Gloria Borger, Jessica Yellin and Sam Feist

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President-elect Barack Obama has spoken with two former rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination about the secretary of state position in his administration, sources told CNN on Friday.

Sen. Hillary Clinton has been mentioned as a candidate for Obama's secretary of state, sources say.

Sen. Hillary Clinton has been mentioned as a candidate for Obama's secretary of state, sources say.

Obama spoke with Sen. Hillary Clinton on Thursday and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Friday about the key Cabinet post, multiple Democratic sources said.

Over the course of the past 24 hours, sources close to Clinton have softened their one-time solid public position that she would not be interested in a Cabinet position. Those sources now say she is clearly contemplating how she can serve the Obama administration.

Clinton traveled to Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday to meet with Obama, sources said, and the two had a "serious discussion" about the issue.

Clinton's response to Obama's overture is unknown, but sources said the New York senator left the meeting with the impression that if she were interested in the post, it would be hers. Video Watch more on the speculation surrounding Clinton »

Under these circumstances, one source said, a president-elect does not meet with potential Cabinet secretaries unless he is serious about making an offer.

Obama has had "great interest" in asking Clinton to be secretary of state "for a while," another source close to the Obama transition team said. iReport.com: Whom should Obama pick?

"You've got to assume that Hillary Clinton did not come to visit the city of Chicago," the source said.

Should Clinton take the position, the transition team and the senator would have to work out how her husband, former President Clinton, would continue his work with the Clinton Global Initiative without complicating her work as secretary of state, another source close to the Obama transition team said.

"I am happy being a senator from New York. I love this state and this city," Clinton said Monday in response to a reporter's question. "I am looking at the long list of things I have to catch up on and do. But I want to be a good partner, and I want to do everything I can to make sure [Obama's] agenda is going to be successful." Video Watch whether Clinton would join Obama's team »

On Friday, Obama spoke with Richardson about the position, a senior Democratic source said. The source said Richardson has always been on Obama's list of possibilities for the key Cabinet position.

Richardson also traveled to Chicago to meet with Obama, according to a source who said the idea of Clinton as secretary of state is "not a done deal."

Richardson withdrew from the race for the Democratic nomination January 10 and later endorsed Obama.

Clinton battled on until June, eventually throwing her support to Obama as well.

A source close to transition team said Obama is trying to build a diverse Cabinet that includes women and minorities and that works as a team.


Obama campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs is widely expected to be named White House press secretary, and chief strategist David Axelrod is expected to be picked as a White House senior adviser.

Also Friday, the Obama transition team announced that the Illinois senator will meet with the man he defeated in the general election, Republican Sen. John McCain, on Monday.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Obama’s White House Chief of Staff was a Freddie Mac Board Member!!!

Rahm Emanuel: Freddie Mac to pay $50M to settle SEC fraud charges
Washington Business Journal ^ | Thursday, September 27, 2007 | Neil Adler

Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 6:44:12 PM by joinedafterattack

Rahm Emanuel - Freddie Mac Board Member 2000 to 2002.

"Freddie Mac agreed to the settlement without admitting or denying the allegations.

The SEC alleged that Freddie Mac engaged in a fraudulent scheme that deceived investors about its true performance, profitability and growth trends.

Freddie Mac misreported its net income in 2000 by 30.5 percent, in 2001 by 23.9 percent and 2002 by 42.9 percent, according to the SEC.

To: joinedafterattack

Let’s see. Rahm Emmanuel is on the board of Freddie Mac 2000 - 2002. Freddie Mac has a meltdown 7 weeks before the election. Rahm Emmanuel is to be Obama’s White House Chief of Staff. Humm...

11 posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:04:34 PM by virgil
The SEC said that "Freddie Mac's senior management exerted consistent pressure to have the company report smooth and dependable earnings growth."