17 States Sue Obama Over “Unconstitutional” Executive Action On Immigration

A year ago, following the whole Supreme Court farce, a bevy of states proved there are more than just “idiot voters” left in the US, when they decided to sue Obamacare outright over one or more of its provisions. They were promptly shut down by a judicial system that is as corrupt as the government itself (needless to say, both working at the behest of their true financial puppetmaster: Wall Street). And yet, in the aftermath of the now epic fiasco that is Obamacare, and not to mention the violent reaction to the administration as demonstrated in the midterm elections, the president may have a tougher time to brush away the next round of adverse reactions against his latest hugely unpopular executive order, one involving the amnesty of over 5 million illegal immigrants.
According to AP, Texas is leading a 17-state coalition in suing over the Obama administration’s recently announced executive actions on immigration.
While many top Republicans have denounced Obama’s unilateral illegal immigration clemency move designed to spare as many as 5 million people living illegally in the United States from deportation, or, as some put it, win the democrats 5 million heretofore non-existing voters, earlier today Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott took it a step further Wednesday, filing a lawsuit in federal court in the Southern District of Texas. And once he did, the seal broke and everyone wanted in on the action, and Texas was quickly joined by 16 other, mostly southern and Midwestern states, including Alabama, Georgia, Idaho and Indiana.
Abbott argued Wednesday that Obama’s action “tramples” portions of the U. S. Constitution. Which, let’s be honest here, never stopped the “constitutional scholar” before.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 12/03/2014.

From Ferguson to Your Doctor’s Office to Your Child’s Classroom, the Communists Have Taken Over America

Michael Snyder wrote an excellent piece, yesterday, regarding the infiltration of communism into the controversial groups which are agitating the racial violence in Ferguson. Communism has been knocking on doors of America for a very long time and Common Core is one of the instruments of the encroachment Communism into America and now it stands along side of Obamacare as the biggest threat to American civil liberties. This article focuses on the immoral and communist takeover of public schools. Most of you will surprised how far this is advancing in the name of progressivism.
Why do so many parents loathe Common Core? Make no mistake about it, the popularity regarding Common Core among a growing number parents is sinking faster than a submarine with screen doors. In fact, the more Americans know about Common Core, the less they like the standards. In fact, just 33% support the standards while 59% oppose Common Core according to the annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools.
What Common Core Principles Are Parents Objecting To? It is impossible to answer this question definitively within the context of this article. However,
In 1999, an estimated 850,000 students nationwide were being home-schooled. By 2011-12, that number had more than doubled to 1.77 million. According to the U. S. Department of Education, 91% of parents who home-schooled their children during the 2011-12 school year cited concerns about the school environment including Common Core, safety, drugs and peer pressure and freedom of religious instruction.
We live in a time where education is under siege from every angle and a growing number are choosing to pull their children out of school to seek alternative ways to educate them.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on December 2, 2014.

Video: Financial Analyst: ‘We Are Very, Very Close To A Major Event Here’

For those paying attention to the global economy and the geo-political environment it’s hard not to see that something very serious is going on.
Russia is currently involved in one of the largest militarization efforts in world history. With economic sanctions from the West now collapsing their economy it is, as many have suggested, only a matter of time before the regionalized conflicts in Europe and the Middle East go global. Resources, namely oil, are now being used as a weapon with prices havingdropped precipitously over the last twelve months.
In the United States central bankers have printed trillions of dollars in an effort to keep the economy afloat. But the latest retail numberssuggest that the American consumer may be tapped out. Moreover, the purported economic recovery is quickly being revealed for the sham that it is as home sales across the United States have once again turned down and tens of millions of Americans remain jobless and dependent on government assistance just to survive.
As financial analyst Greg Mannarino notes in his interview with Greg Hunter’s USA Watchdog, the United States is desperately trying to prop up the economy with propaganda and machinations that include, among other things, the latest immigration amnesty orders issued by President Obama. If Mannarino is right, then we may well be approaching a calamity unlike anything the world has ever experienced…

This post was published at shtfplan on December 1st, 2014.

10 Signs That Communists Are Infiltrating The Ferguson Protests

The far left is rising in America, and radical communists are being drawn to Ferguson protests all over the nation like moths to a flame. So could Ferguson be the spark that sets off a significant communist movement in America? Certainly I am not saying that everyone involved in the Ferguson protests is a communist. That is not true at all. In fact, communists and other far left groups only make up a minority of the protesters. But they have repeatedly been at the forefront of the violence, and they are taking advantage of the anger and frustration caused by the death of Michael Brown to promote their far left radical ideologies. Sadly, they are finding a receptive audience – especially among young people in our poor and disadvantaged communities. Even though Republicans did very well in the last election, survey after survey has shown that our young adults continue to move to the left. For example, one survey taken a few years ago found that 49 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 29-year-old age range have a positive reaction to the word ‘socialism’. The same forces that fueled Occupy Wall Street are now finding fertile ground in these new protests. So what does all of this mean for the future of our nation? The following are 10 signs that communists are infiltrating the Ferguson protests…
#1 Communist protest banners have been prominently displayed at protests in Ferguson, in New York City and elsewhere around the nation.
#2 Flyers declaring that Darren Wilson is wanted ‘for racist murder’ are being distributed by communist groups in Ferguson. In fact, the website address for the ‘Revolutionary Communist Progressive Labor Party’ is right on the flyers.
#3 There were reports that violent communist activists from Chicago were brought into Ferguson by bus last August with the intention of stirring up as much trouble as possible…
Here’s the inside scoop on the latest violence in St. Louis. There’s a lot of buzz on the ground about a communist group that was bussed into Ferguson from Chicago. They provoked the police with Molotov cocktails the night of August 13th while the local protesters peacefully protested. That’s when police responded with gas and flash grenades. Their reported goal is to make the protests go super-violent, spread across the region, and spark a revolution. They are said to visibly stand out from the local protesters in how they respond to police and intimidate reporters when photos and video are taken of them. Expect to hear more about this in the coming days.

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on November 30th, 2014.

10 Signs That Ferguson Could Be The Start Of A Communist Revolution In America

The far left is rising in America, and radical communists are being drawn to Ferguson protests all over the nation like moths to a flame. So could Ferguson be the spark that sets off a communist revolution in America? Certainly I am not saying that everyone involved in the Ferguson protests is a communist. That is not true at all. In fact, communists and other far left groups only make up a minority of the protesters. But they have repeatedly been at the forefront of the violence, and they are taking advantage of the anger and frustration caused by the death of Michael Brown to promote their far left radical ideologies. Sadly, they are finding a receptive audience – especially among young people in our poor and disadvantaged communities. Even though Republicans did very well in the last election, survey after survey has shown that our young adults continue to move to the left. For example, one survey taken a few years ago found that 49 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 29-year-old age range have a positive reaction to the word ‘socialism’. The same forces that fueled Occupy Wall Street are now finding fertile ground in these new protests. So what does all of this mean for the future of our nation? The following are 10 signs that Ferguson could be the start of a communist revolution in America…

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on November 30th, 2014.

Record Number Americans Foregoing Medical Care Over Costs, CEOs Ready To Revolt Against Obamacare… PAPER: Dark Days Ahead

CEOs Ready To Revolt Against Obamacare…
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Leading U. S. CEOs, angered by the Obama administration’s challenge to certain ‘workplace wellness’ programs, are threatening to side with anti-Obamacare forces unless the government backs off, according to people familiar with the matter.
Major U. S. corporations have broadly supported President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform despite concerns over several of its elements, largely because it included provisions encouraging the wellness programs.
The programs aim to control healthcare costs by reducing smoking, obesity, hypertension and other risk factors that can lead to expensive illnesses. A bipartisan provision in the 2010 healthcare reform law allows employers to reward workers who participate and penalize those who don’t.

This post was published at Investment WatchBlog on November 29th, 2014.

What Can Hong Kong And Cuba Teach Us About Economic Policy?

Early this year, I shared an amusing but accurate image that showed an important difference between capitalism and socialism.
And in 2012, I posted a comparison of Detroit and Hiroshima to illustrate the damage of big government.
Well, if you combine those concepts, you get this very pointed look at the evolution of Cuban socialism and Hong Kong capitalism.

Some might dismiss these photos as being unrepresentative, and it’s reasonable to be skeptical. After all, I’m sure it would be easy to put together a series of photos that make it seem as if the United States is suffering from decay while France is enjoying a boom.
So let’s go to the data. In previous posts, I’ve shared comparisons of long-run economic performance in market-oriented nations and statist countries. Examples include Chile vs. Argentina vs. Venezuela, North Korea vs. South Korea, Cuba vs. Chile, Ukraine vs. Poland, Hong Kong vs. Argentina, Singapore vs. Jamaica, and the United States vs. Hong Kong and Singapore.
Now let’s add Cuba vs. Hong Kong to the mix.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/28/2014.

Obama HHS Secretary encourages Illegals to Sign up for Obamacare

Barack Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell recently told a group of Latino bloggers in an online chat that the Obama administration wants to make Obamacare available for illegal aliens.
You may recall back in 2009 that Rep. Joe Wilson, a Republican from my home state of South Carolina, yelled out ‘You lie!’ to Barack Obama. He was chided and maligned in the press and even by so-called ‘conservatives’ for calling Obama what he is. But do you recall what he said Obama was lying about? Let me refresh your memory.

First, Obama said that the idea of ‘death panels’ was completely false. Now, that claim has been proven to be true.
However, it was his second attempt at deceiving the people (and yes, that’s what it wasaccording to Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber) was to claim, ‘There are also those who claim that our inform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false. The reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.’
‘You lie!’ came the response from Wilson.
And just to be clear, Obama also claimed, ‘Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.’ One must then ask why all the pressure to make employers provide for abortions and abortifacients if no money would be used to fund abortions under Obamacare.
However, to the point of illegal aliens and Obamacare. While Burwell said that illegal aliens would not be eligible for benefits, according to the Washington Examiner, ‘she left no doubt that she – along with officials at the highest levels of the Obama administration – wants that to change.’

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on Nov 27, 2014.

Obamacare Executive Action = You’re Screwed

This is what you get America.
It is what you get when you allow a “President” to issue executive actions that are clearly unlawful — and yet he is not immediately impeached for doing so.
It is what you get when you allow a “President” to intentionally deceive all of you (who didn’t bother paying attention, or were too busy bowing before your baby Jesus) in passing a law that protects a panoply of firms that between them monopolize nearly a fifth of our economy.
And now, between the two, you have a “President” who has and will destroy literal millions of blue-collar jobs because he has provided a $3,000 a year incentive to businesses to legally hire 5 million illegal invaders instead of citizens!
President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.
Under the Affordable Care Act, that means businesses who hire them won’t have to pay a penalty for not providing them health coverage – making them $3,000 more attractive than a similar native-born worker, whom the business by law would have to cover.
Got it yet America?

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2014-11-26.

“We Blew It,” Chuck Schumer Says Democrat Focus On Obamacare Was Wrong

With friends like this, who needs Republicans. President Obama may be turning over in his golf cart this Thanksgiving weekend as no lessor Democrat than Chuck “get back to work, Mr. Chairman” Schumer said Tuesday night that Democrats acted wrongly in using their new mandate after the 2008 election to focus on the issue rather than the economy at the height of a terrible recession. As National Journal reports, Schumer exclaimed, we “blew the opportunity the American people gave [us].” Little late to distance yourself from this cluster-tax chucky boy…
As National Journal reports,
Sen. Chuck Schumer upbraided his own party Tuesday for pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress in 2010. …
“After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle-class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus, butunfortunately Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them,” Schumer said. “We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem – health care reform.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/26/2014.

Elite Contempt for Ordinary Americans

Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and paid architect of Obamacare, has shocked and disgusted many Americans. In 2013, he explained to a University of Pennsylvania audience: ‘This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure (the Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.’ He added that the ‘lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.’ Most insulting were his previous statements that ‘the American voter is too stupid to understand’ and his boast of Obamacare’s ‘exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.’
We recall that back in 2010, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously said, ‘We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.’ That comment was just as insightful as her response to a CNSNews.com reporter who asked, ‘Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?’ Unable to respond intelligently, Speaker Pelosi gave her best political response: ‘Are you serious? Are you serious?’ When asked recently about Gruber, Pelosi said: ‘I don’t know who he is. He didn’t help write our bill.’ She was quickly caught in a lie because during the 2009 health care debate, she mentioned Gruber’s analysis at a news conference.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on November 25, 2014.

Contrary To IRS Lies, Some 30,000 Lois Lerner “Forever Lost” Emails Have Been Recovered

It is unclear whether the person in charge of the Lois Lerner “disappeared IRS emails” strategy was also Dr. Gruber, but whoever conceived of the idiotic idea that the fatal failure of a local hard disk means that emails which are stored on at least one server miles away, and subsequently downloaded via POP3, IMAP or some other protocol, have vaporized, clearly also relied on the stupidity (and laziness) of the American people.
And like in the case of Obamacare, the lied worked, if only for a short period of time.
And because when it comes to lies coming from the very top, there is never just one cockroach, and they always inevitably scatter, the latest headache for a scandal-ridden president is that Lois Lerner’s email, supposedly gone in perpetuity, have mysteriously reappeared, and as the Washington Examiner reports, “up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever.”
As we suggested months ago, when the ridiculously idiotic excuse for Lerner’s email disappearance first emerged, all one needed to do to recover the emails was to go to the email server itself. Or, worst case, its backup. This is precisely what the U. S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has done, and as he informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday, 30,000 or so emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes’ that were used to back up the IRS email system.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/22/2014.

Obamacare’s Jonathan Gruber and the Superhero Oath

Economic analysis is a powerful tool. But while powerful, it is also amoral; not inherently moral or immoral. Whatever you want to accomplish, applying accurate economic analysis to the issues can help you do it better. If the purpose is good, you can achieve more of it; however, if the purpose is to impose harm, you can achieve more of that as well. ‘The Best Buyable Minds’ Those two points must be made or remembered in every economics course, from principles onward. In fact, I have taken to following up my discussion of these issues in my classes by telling students they must sign a ‘superhero oath’ on their final exam – they must promise to only use their new skills to do good. In particular, they cannot use them to become part of the political process that Henry Hazlitt described in the first paragraph of Economics in One Lesson:
While certain public policies would in the long run benefit everybody, other policies would benefit one group only at the expense of all other groups. The group that would benefit by such policies, having such a direct interest in them, will argue for them plausibly and persistently. It will hire the best buyable minds to devote their whole time to presenting its case. And it will finally either convince the general public that its case is sound, or so befuddle it that clear thinking on the subject becomes next to impossible.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on NOVEMBER 22, 2014.

State Monopolies Aren’t What They Used to Be

As governments expand their control over society, it can be easy for liberty advocates to get discouraged. As Obamacare imposes mandates and price controls on private health care, as the Federal Reserve manipulates currency, and as stories of police abuse become more common, one can be forgiven for thinking that freedom is on the decline.
But in many ways, freedom is on the rise. Laws pile up, but entrepreneurs increasingly innovate around them. The evolution of the Internet – and the entrepreneurs who have capitalized on this platform to develop new technologies – are enabling users to do an end-run around government and offer competition to the State. In many areas where the State once held a monopoly, new technologies are offering people choices.
Technology itself (in the hands of the private sector) is necessary but not sufficient to challenge State monopolies, because governments can ultimately outlaw whatever they wish. Advocates for liberty must also oppose state monopolies wherever they are enforced. Libertarians should be vocal – in person and in print – about the problems of government and the virtues of competition. Ideological support can reinforce market alternatives to government services, and the two combined can create a freer world.
Cryptocurrencies are a prime example of the challenges technology represents to government monopolies. For the past several hundred years, governments have had a near-total monopoly on currency. They could devalue, hyperinflate, and wreck currencies; and ordinary people had little choice but to continue using government money. The only alternative was barter, which raised a host of problems.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on NOVEMBER 21, 2014.

NSA Warns China or Russia Have The Ability To Cyber Attack The U.S. Infrastructure – Episode 523

The following video was published by X22Report on Nov 20, 2014
European consumer confidence falling to new lows. The entire Euro zone is imploding. Retail stores showing profits as they close hundreds of stores. US manufacturing declines once again. Sub prime borrowers are now delinquent on their auto-loans, bubble ready to pop. Chinese are now purchasing real estate in the US. The US Government is getting ready to tax the people on carbon. Obamacare manipulated the enrollment numbers. Obama ready to sign the executive order to give illegals amnesty. Ferguson riots most likely planned for Friday to go live in 83 cities. Ukraine carrying out anti-terrorist attacks. NSA gives warning that the power grid will be attacked by China or Russia. The attack would bring down the US economy. Be prepared for a false flag.

Brooklyn Resident With Ebola Symptoms Rushed To Bellevue

The most “transparently” folsky, if data-fabricating, administration in history may be watching its Obamacare dreams go up in flaming house of cards, even as not a single mainstream media outlet, including ABC, NBC, or CBS, will be covering Obama’s “historic” executive action on immigration from Las Vegas later today, but at least Obama’s Ebola Czar has managed to put a vacuum seal over any coverage of Ebola on US soil, because as Zero Hedge showed, there was no better correlation to the volatility of US stocks than the frequency of Ebola stories hitting the wires. And the last thing Obama care afford now is to lose control of the markets.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/20/2014.

“Some Folks Lied” – How The Administration Fabricated Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

Two months ago, to much fanfare by the progressive community, HHS, if not Dr. Jonathan Gruber, were delighted to report that as of August 15, Obamacare enrolment had hit 7.3 million sign ups, well above the 7.0 million goal.
7.3 million people were signed up for Obamacare as of Aug 15 and paid their premiums, HHS says
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) September 18, 2014

Then a week ago we learned that “projection mistakes were made” after the “Obama administration revised its estimate for Obamacare enrollment, now saying – with the bruising midterms safely in the rearview mirror – that it expects some 9.9 million people to have coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges in 2015, millions fewer than outside experts predicted.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/20/2014.

Welcome to the Recovery Part 2 – Washington D.C.’s Homeless Population Expected to Rise 16% in 2014

Earlier this week, I published a post titled: Welcome to the Recovery – U. S. Child Homelessness Hits Record as Poverty in Mass. is Highest Since 1960. Here’s an excerpt:
While the general population is aware something is seriously wrong, people remain extremely confused about the root of the problem. This is because what’s happening all around us isn’t socialism and it isn’t free market capitalism. It is actually a return to something much more ancient and much more oppressive. It is a return to serfdom, neo-fedualism and oligarchy.
That post was actually the second in a recent series of pieces highlighting the real world impact of this so-called ‘economic recovery,’ which is now supposedly in its fifth or sixth year, despite having provided little or no benefit to the average citizen. The first in the series was: Child Poverty Jumps by 2.6 Million in Developed World Since 2008, While Number of Global Billionaires Doubles.
Today, I highlight further evidence that what we are witnessing can be best characterized as a transition to serfdom, as opposed to a genuine economic recovery. The Washington Post reports the following:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Nov 19, 2014.

President Obama To Dictate Immigration Executive Order In Vegas On Friday

While what normally happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas; President Obama’s decision to dictate his Immigration Executive Order from sin city will likely have repurcussions across the entire nation. As NY Times reports, Obama is preparing to use his executive authority to provide work permits for up to five million people who are in the US illegally, and to shield them from deportation. But these new arrivals will not receive one key benefit: government subsidies for health care available under Obamacare. The immigrants would also be unlikely to receive benefits like food stamps, Medicaid coverage or other need-based federal programs offered to citizens and to some legal residents. “The costs of extending these programs to millions of low-wage illegal immigrants would be enormous,” said Senator Jeff Sessions “this is yet another danger posed to Americans by the president’s unconstitutional action.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/19/2014.

Reagan’s Gift: Free Medical Care for Illegal Aliens

Ronald Reagan signed into law the bill that requires local hospitals to provide free emergency medical services to illegal aliens. This was in 1986: the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). Here is a summary.
The law was designed to provide patients with access to emergency medical care and to prevent hospitals from “dumping” unstable patients that could not afford to pay for their care. “Under the law, “any patient arriving at an Emergency Department (ED) in a hospital that participates in the Medicare program must be given an initial screening, and if found to be in need of emergency treatment (or in active labor), must be treated until stable.” . . . Although the law refers specifically to hospitals with an ED, the guidelines from the federal government have applied EMTALA requirements to all facilities that participate in the Medicare program and offer emergency services.
The irony here is that the inevitable results of this law are cited over and over by conservatives who call for the deportation of illegal immigrants. Sometimes they mention free education in tax-funded schools, but it is free emergency medical care that they think justifies deportation.
There are two ways to solve this. First, pass a law repealing this law. Second, deport all illegal immigrants. I favor the first. Let me explain why.
In response to my article on the impossibility, economically speaking, for the federal government to deport five million families who are inside the United States, I got what is by far the most common reaction to my analysis. The critic pointed out that illegal aliens use the welfare system to get benefits.
The person did not mention the fact that the federal government would have to spend a minimum of $100 billion to deport the targeted five million families that are supposedly going to be protected from deportation by Obama’s executive order. That does not count the additional five million families, or possibly 10 million families, that are not expected to be covered by this Executive Order.
It also does not factor in the obvious fact of economics: the rising cost of implementing any policy by the federal government. As the easy targets are picked off, the remaining targets become far more expensive to deport. This is an economic phenomenon known as the law of diminishing marginal returns. It costs something in the range of $23,000 to deport one family today. We can be sure that after the first million or so families being deported, this cost will get much higher. It will easily go to $200 billion. It could go much higher. The last 250,000 will be astronomically expensive to deport.

This post was published at Gary North on November 19, 2014.