Posts Tagged ‘Government’
March 2, 2013 – Friday night Barack Obama signed and set in motion, $85 billion in automatic, across the board budget cuts in this year’s budget.
Discretionary budget was $1.043 trillion in 2012, $1.047 trillion in 2013 – now cut to $974 billion with the sequester cuts.
Here are a few of the cuts:
- $71 million was cut from administration at the Office of Federal Student Aid
- $70 million was cut from the Agricultural Disaster Relief Fund at USDA
- $69 million was cut from Procurement of Ammunition for the Navy and Marine Corps
- $68 million was cut from Operating Expenses for the Agency for International Development
- $66 million was cut from Environmental and Other Defense Activities at the Dept of Energy
- $289 million was cut from The Centers for Disease Control
- $175 million would be cut out of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs
- The Office of the Chief Information Officer in the Department of Homeland Security would lose $16 million
- FEMA would see $928 million in disaster relief sequestered
- $2 million is cut from the Rural Electrification and Telecommunications Loans Program Account
- $74 million cut from Food for Peace Title II grants
- NOAA loses $1 million for the Limited Access System Administration Fund
- Tennessee Valley Authority to have $23 million sequestered
- $20 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund
- $14 million from the National Labor Relations Board
- National Endowment for the Arts has $7 million chopped, same for National Endowment for the Humanities
- $62 million was cut in Salaries and Expenses at the US House of Representatives
- $60 million was cut in salaries and expenses at the Farm Service Agency at USDA
- $59 million was cut from salaries and expenses at the US Marshals Service
- $58 million was cut in salaries and expenses at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
- $57 million was cut from the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Account at HHS
- $56 million was cut from State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grants at the Justice Department
- $47 million was cut from the military’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Fund
- $41 million was cut in Salaries and Expenses in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
- $39 million was cut from Family Housing Operation and Maintenance in the Army
- $34 million was cut for Family Housing Operation and Maintenance in the Air Force
- $29 million was cut from Aeronautics at NASA
- $22 million was cut from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
You can read the full report on the White House web site.
At an impromptu news conference in the White House Briefing Room, Obama said the cuts were “dumb.” ”And let’s be clear. None of this is necessary.” Repeatedly pointing the finger of blame at Republicans in the Congress. Of course it was Barack Obama who came up with the whole idea of the sequester. It was his “dumb” idea. The Republicans were quick to remind him of that. -JRoycroft
February 26, 2013 – The world is coming to an end. At least that’s what Obama wants you to believe.
The Obama administration officials have confirmed that the Homeland Security Department has released hundreds of illegal aliens from detention in order to save money. An obvious tactic to put citizens in a state of fear.
Obama has total control over where the Executive Department spending cuts will be, and the jerk is going to make them as painful as he possibly can in an effort to punish his detractors. One thing that won’t happen… Wasteful government spending will not stop.
Enjoy the ride folks. Most of you voted for this jerk.
February 23, 2013 – During the worst economic times of our country’s history, thanks in great part to that jerk occupying our White House, who is the one person we should be running to for great economic advice? How about that great and wise black racist Al Sharpton for starters. Is there any question that he has lost his fucking mind when Obama gets economic advice from a race pimp?
Al Sharpton, the same racist jerk that put Tawana Brawley’s lying ass on the media stage.
Out of all the people, including the 8 so called “black leaders” and the one token white reverend, Obama couldn’t pick one single credible economist to sit on his panel for discussion. My only guess would be that someone like Thomas Sowell would have been too far over Obama’s intellectual thought process to even consider. I mean, why embarrass yourself in front of someone who actually has a brain when it’s so much easier to sit among like minded proggies.
Barack Obama….Making his way to the top of the dunghill carrying one peace of shit at a time. -JRoycroft
- Good Grief… Al Sharpton Gives Economic Advice to Obama (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Obama Gets Economic Advice From Al Sharpton (conservativebyte.com)
- Obama Getting Economic Advice from Al Sharpton, Other ‘African American Leaders’… (redflagnews.com)
- Scary: Obama now getting economic advice from Al Sharpton… (bluegrasspundit.com)
February 17, 2013 - Since 2007, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued 1,428 permits to domestic drone operators with 327 listed as still active. Among these permit holders are law enforcement, universities, state transportation departments and at least seven federal agencies. These remote controlled aircraft range from tiny model airplanes up to large Predator types which could be modified to carry weapons.
Just recently in Alabama, a midsized drone was used to monitor the bunker where a 65-year-old gunman held a 5-year-old boy hostage. Authorities refused to say who was operating the AeroVironment drone. The F.B.I. eventually stormed the bunker, killing the man and safely rescuing the little boy.
Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) introduced privacy legislation Thursday that would require police to get a warrant or a court order before operating a drone to collect information on individuals.
“We need to protect against obtrusive search and surveillance by government and civilian use,” Poe said.
15 states are considering proposals to limit drone use. The City Council in Charlottesville, Va., passed a resolution on Feb. 4 barring local police from using drones to collect evidence in criminal cases.
Some people say that the airspace above their homes is private property. Well, sorta. The Federal Aviation Administration governs the airspace and should you decide to place a tower or any object above the tree level in your yard you better be prepared to follow local and federal guidelines. Drones are considered aircraft, and guess what- aircraft have a the privilege, providing they obtained proper permits, to fly over your property. Should you decide to shoot one down, well, I hope you have some really good legal representation cause your ass is gonna need it.
It’s the times we live in folks. Look who occupies our White House and all the drastic things that have come about in such a short span of time. You know, like in the past four years. Our privacy rights, along with several other constitutional rights are being tested daily by those who seek to own us. This is no longer your grandfathers America. Better get used to it. -JRoycroft
- Drones, Coming Soon to Police Force Near You (readersupportednews.org)
- Surveillance Drones Take To The Skies Above U.S. (patdollard.com)
- Why Drones Should Make You Afraid. Very Afraid. (blogs.scientificamerican.com)
- Obama To Work On Drone Policy With Congress (huffingtonpost.com)
- U.S. a step closer to wide domestic use of drones (cbsnews.com)
January 31, 2013 – Ready to bend over on behalf of those Obama voters? Screw Obama, I’ll be paying the fine instead. -JRoycroft
In the IRS final regulation issued on Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service is assuming that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.
“The annual national average bronze plan premium for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) is $20,000,” the regulation says.
From CNSNEWS.COM: Using the conditions laid out in the regulations, the IRS calculates that a family earning $120,000 per year that did not buy insurance would need to pay a “penalty” (a word the IRS still uses despite the Supreme Court ruling that it is in fact a “tax”) of $2,400 in 2016.
For those wondering how clear the IRS’s clarifications of this new “penalty” rule are, here is one of the actual examples the IRS gives:
“Example 3. Family without minimum essential coverage.
“(i) In 2016, Taxpayers H and J are married and file a joint return. H and J have three children: K, age 21, L, age 15, and M, age 10. No member of the family has minimum essential coverage for any month in 2016. H and J’s household income is $120,000. H and J’s applicable filing threshold is $24,000. The annual national average bronze plan premium for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) is $20,000.
“(ii) For each month in 2016, under paragraphs (b)(2)(ii) and (b)(2)(iii) of this section, the applicable dollar amount is $2,780 (($695 x 3 adults) + (($695/2) x 2 children)). Under paragraph (b)(2)(i) of this section, the flat dollar amount is $2,085 (the lesser of $2,780 and $2,085 ($695 x 3)). Under paragraph (b)(3) of this section, the excess income amount is $2,400 (($120,000 – $24,000) x 0.025). Therefore, under paragraph (b)(1) of this section, the monthly penalty amount is $200 (the greater of $173.75 ($2,085/12) or $200 ($2,400/12)).
“(iii) The sum of the monthly penalty amounts is $2,400 ($200 x 12). The sum of the monthly national average bronze plan premiums is $20,000 ($20,000/12 x 12). Therefore, under paragraph (a) of this section, the shared responsibility payment imposed on H and J for 2016 is $2,400 (the lesser of $2,400 or $20,000).”
- The Costly Bronze Policy: Unaffordable Healthcare Will Drive More Families Into Apartments (confoundedinterest.wordpress.com)
- IRS Issues 159 Pages of Obamacare Rules (breitbart.com)
- Ways and Means, Oversight Seek Interviews, Documents on Illegal ObamaCare Expansion (americanfreedombybarbara.com)
January 24, 2013 – You can thank the Obama regime along with that other enemy of the 2nd Amendment, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, for trying their absolute damnedest to control, and ultimately disarm law abiding citizens of the United States of America.
This legislation has little chance of passing, but it just goes to show proof that our 2nd Amendment rights are being attacked by the Obama regime.
Many local law enforcement agencies across America have made it known that they will not enforce this new legislation if it becomes federal law. In fact some states are letting it be known that they will arrest any federal agent who attempts to enforce the law in their states.
This legislation does but one thing, it disarms, and leaves innocent, law abiding citizens at the mercy of criminals who do not give a flying damn about laws. This legislation insures that we the people of America will have no benefit of protecting ourselves from attack by criminals or the federal government. I won’t be surrendering any of my guns to any law enforcement official. -JRoycroft
Here are the details of a bill introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and other Democrats in the Congress, which would restrict over 150 semi-automatic weapons and place new limits on the size of ammunition magazines.
This information, including a list of weapons, was provided by backers of the new legislation:
Assault Weapons Ban of 2013
The legislation bans the sale, transfer, manufacturing and importation of:
All semiautomatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature: pistol grip; forward grip; folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; grenade launcher or rocket launcher; barrel shroud; or threaded barrel.
All semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature: threaded barrel; second pistol grip; barrel shroud; capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip; or semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.
All semiautomatic rifles and handguns that have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
All semiautomatic shotguns that have a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; pistol grip; fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds; ability to accept a detachable magazine; forward grip; grenade launcher or rocket launcher; or shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
All ammunition feeding devices (magazines, strips, and drums) capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
157 specifically-named firearms (listed at the end of this document).
The legislation excludes the following weapons from the bill:
Any weapon that is lawfully possessed at the date of the bill’s enactment;
Any firearm manually operated by a bolt, pump, lever or slide action;
Assault weapons used by military, law enforcement, and retired law enforcement; and
The legislation protects hunting and sporting firearms:
The bill excludes 2,258 legitimate hunting and sporting rifles and shotguns by specific make and model.
The legislation strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and state bans by:
Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test.
o The bill also makes the ban harder to evade by eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test.
Banning dangerous aftermarket modifications and workarounds.
o Bump or slide fire stocks, which are modified stocks that enable semi-automatic weapons to fire at rates similar to fully automatic machine guns.
o So-called “bullet buttons” that allow the rapid replacement of ammunition magazines, frequently used as a workaround to prohibitions on detachable magazines.
o Thumbhole stocks, a type of stock that was created as a workaround to avoid prohibitions on pistol grips.
Adding a ban on the importation of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.
Eliminating the 10-year sunset that allowed the original federal ban to expire.
The legislation addresses the millions of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines currently in existence by:
Requiring a background check on all sales or transfers of a grandfathered assault weapon.
o This background check can be run through the FBI or, if a state chooses, initiated with a state agency, as with the existing background check system.
Prohibiting the sale or transfer of large-capacity ammunition feeding devices lawfully possessed on the date of enactment of the bill.
Allowing states and localities to use federal Byrne JAG grant funds to conduct a voluntary buy-back program for grandfathered assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices.
Imposing a safe storage requirement for grandfathered firearms, to keep them away from prohibited persons.
Requiring that assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices manufactured after the date of the bill’s enactment be engraved with the serial number and date of manufacture of the weapon
List of Firearms Prohibited by Name
Rifles: All AK types, including the following: AK, AK47, AK47S, AK–74, AKM, AKS, ARM, MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, Rock River Arms LAR–47, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms AK–47, VEPR, WASR–10, and WUM, IZHMASH Saiga AK, MAADI AK47 and ARM, Norinco 56S, 56S2, 84S, and 86S, Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS; All AR types, including the following: AR–10, AR–15, Armalite M15 22LR Carbine, Armalite M15–T, Barrett REC7, Beretta AR–70, Bushmaster ACR, Bushmaster Carbon 15, Bushmaster MOE series, Bushmaster XM15, Colt Match Target Rifles, DoubleStar AR rifles, DPMS Tactical Rifles, Heckler & Koch MR556, Olympic Arms, Remington R–15 rifles, Rock River Arms LAR–15, Sig Sauer SIG516 rifles, Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifles, Stag Arms AR rifles, Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR556 rifles; Barrett M107A1; Barrett M82A1; Beretta CX4 Storm; Calico Liberty Series; CETME Sporter; Daewoo K–1, K–2, Max 1, Max 2, AR 100, and AR 110C; Fabrique Nationale/FN Herstal FAL, LAR, 22 FNC, 308 Match, L1A1 Sporter, PS90, SCAR, and FS2000; Feather Industries AT–9; Galil Model AR and Model ARM; Hi-Point Carbine; HK–91, HK–93, HK–94, HK–PSG–1 and HK USC; Kel-Tec Sub–2000, SU–16, and RFB; SIG AMT, SIG PE–57, Sig Sauer SG 550, and Sig Sauer SG 551; Springfield Armory SAR–48; Steyr AUG; Sturm, Ruger Mini-14 Tactical Rife M–14/20CF; All Thompson rifles, including the following: Thompson M1SB, Thompson T1100D, Thompson T150D, Thompson T1B, Thompson T1B100D, Thompson T1B50D, Thompson T1BSB, Thompson T1–C, Thompson T1D, Thompson T1SB, Thompson T5, Thompson T5100D, Thompson TM1, Thompson TM1C; UMAREX UZI Rifle; UZI Mini Carbine, UZI Model A Carbine, and UZI Model B Carbine; Valmet M62S, M71S, and M78; Vector Arms UZI Type; Weaver Arms Nighthawk; Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine.
Pistols: All AK–47 types, including the following: Centurion 39 AK pistol, Draco AK–47 pistol, HCR AK–47 pistol, IO Inc. Hellpup AK–47 pistol, Krinkov pistol, Mini Draco AK–47 pistol, Yugo Krebs Krink pistol; All AR–15 types, including the following: American Spirit AR–15 pistol, Bushmaster Carbon 15 pistol, DoubleStar Corporation AR pistol, DPMS AR–15 pistol, Olympic Arms AR–15 pistol, Rock River Arms LAR 15 pistol; Calico Liberty pistols; DSA SA58 PKP FAL pistol; Encom MP–9 and MP–45; Heckler & Koch model SP-89 pistol; Intratec AB–10, TEC–22 Scorpion, TEC–9, and TEC–DC9; Kel-Tec PLR 16 pistol; The following MAC types: MAC–10, MAC–11; Masterpiece Arms MPA A930 Mini Pistol, MPA460 Pistol, MPA Tactical Pistol, and MPA Mini Tactical Pistol; Military Armament Corp. Ingram M–11, Velocity Arms VMAC; Sig Sauer P556 pistol; Sites Spectre; All Thompson types, including the following: Thompson TA510D, Thompson TA5; All UZI types, including: Micro-UZI.
Shotguns: Franchi LAW–12 and SPAS 12; All IZHMASH Saiga 12 types, including the following: IZHMASH Saiga 12, IZHMASH Saiga 12S, IZHMASH Saiga 12S EXP–01, IZHMASH Saiga 12K, IZHMASH Saiga 12K–030, IZHMASH Saiga 12K–040 Taktika; Streetsweeper; Striker 12.
Belt-fed semiautomatic firearms: All belt-fed semiautomatic firearms including TNW M2HB.
- A Gun Ban Bill is Born: Feinstein’s AWB 2013 Revealed (thetruthaboutguns.com)
- LEXINGTON AND CONCORD: Assault Weapon Ban, To Be Revealed Today, INCLUDES HANDGUNS AND SHOTGUNS! (secretsofthefed.com)
- Feinstein introduces sweeping ban on military-style weapons (thehill.com)
- Feinstein Ban Includes Handguns: ‘The Purpose is to Dry Up The Supply of These Weapons’ (cnsnews.com)
- Gun Ban Proposal Introduced In Washington (k2radio.com)
- Major Gun Legislation To Roll Out Thursday (mysanantonio.com)
January 22, 2013 – Bill Whittle: Afterburner
January 20, 2013 – I will not be watching the inauguration of that classless jerk. I have better, more important things to do with my time, like cleaning my firearms. -JRoycroft
In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two landmark decisions officially establishing this interpretation. In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home within many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession listed by the Court as being consistent with the Second Amendment.
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian territories, and a system of military strong-points must be evolved to cover the entire occupied country.” –Adolf Hitler, dinner talk on April 11, 1942, quoted in Hitler’s Table Talk 1941-44: His Private Conversations, Second Edition (1973), Pg. 425-426. Translated by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens. Introduced and with a new preface by H. R. Trevor-Roper. The original German papers were known as Bormann-Vermerke.
January 16, 2013 – Today Barack Obama announced his plan for victim disarmament in America. His plan is to ban high capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Doesn’t matter how many magazines you have as long as none hold more than 10 rounds. Obama wants it done on a national basis. This will only affect the law abiding citizen. Has absolutely no effect on criminals.
Why should having limits on magazine capacity bother you? Take this recent story from right here in Georgia of a mother who used a six shot revolver to protect herself and her little twins from a black thug who had forced his way into her home.
She had possession of a .38 Special with a capacity of 6 rounds. The intruder found her and her twins hiding in an upstairs closet. He opens the door. She shoots him 5 times, missing once. He falls, lays there begging her not to shoot him again. He realizes she is out of bullets, gets up and runs out of the house to be captured moments later down the street.
That’s cool. She shot the bastard with 5 rounds and saved her life and the lives of her twins.
What if….The thug had a partner downstairs. He hears the gunfire, runs up the stairs to aid his accomplice, and there, standing over his pal is this mother, with an empty gun. Just what do you think would have happened to the mother and her two kids? If she had a gun with more rounds she could have continued defending her home.
Of course Obama is perfectly content with her not having the extra capacity to continue her defense.
The entire argument over limiting magazine capacity is total and absolute idiocy.
No criminal will be affected by Obama’s gun control laws. The only people it will affect are law abiding citizens trying to defend themselves against the criminals.
Even the recent massacre at Sandy Hook would not have been stopped by the shooter being limited to 10 rounds per magazine. He could have just as easily carried 10 magazines and done the same damage in the same amount of time.
I can fire 10 rounds, drop my magazine, reload and continue firing in less than 1.5 seconds all day long. As long as I have magazines, I can keep on shooting providing my gun doesn’t jam. The Sandy Hook shooter could have accomplished the same kill ratio with less rounds in each magazine. All he needed was to carry more, which by Obama’s new wishes would have been entirely within the new law. Lower magazine capacity means nothing.
It’s not about protecting citizens. It is about our Federal government chipping away at the 2nd amendment one little piece at a time until we have every gun registered. Then the process of confiscation begins. It happened in NY City, it can happen across America.
Obama’s agenda is to dis-arm American citizens.
I carry a Glock 22, which holds 16 rounds of .40 cal ammo. One in the chamber, 15 double stacked in the magazine. That’s 16 total rounds. I won’t be lowering my magazine capacity, but even if I did, it really wouldn’t matter because I would just carry more magazines. Obama can go to hell before I comply with his illegal gun control laws.
Outlawing high-capacity magazines is nothing less than limiting the ability of victims to defend themselves. -JRoycroft
Nazi Weapons Act of 1938 (Translated to English)
- Classified guns for “sporting purposes”.
- All citizens who wished to purchase firearms had to register with the Nazi officials and have a background check.
- Presumed German citizens were hostile and thereby exempted Nazis from the gun control law.
- Gave Nazis unrestricted power to decide what kinds of firearms could, or could not be owned by private persons.
- The types of ammunition that were legal were subject to control by bureaucrats.
- Juveniles under 18 years could not buy firearms and ammunition.