Thursday, May 31, 2012

Democrats constantly attack Republicans for trying to fix Social Security while ignoring their own history.
Social Security initial plan
·        Introduced as a voluntary program – not any more
·        1% payroll tax on your first $1400 of annual income – now 7.65 % on $90,000
·        All money in secure trust fund – now all income into general fund
Which party made the following changes to your Social Security
·        Took Social Security from the independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?
o       Democrat President Lyndon Johnson
·        Eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?
o       Democrat Party
·        Decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants even if they did not contribute?
o       Democrat President Jimmy Carter
·        Started taxing Social Security annuities?
o       Democrat President Bill Clinton - VP Al Gore casting tie vote in Senate
Bottom line:  Social Security is paying out more annually than the government is taking in.  The so called trust fund is just IOUs from the government. Social Security scheduled to be insolvent in 2030. Democrat plan is to demonize Republicans.
Only the Republican Party has put forth a plan to make Social Security solvent.

10 weeks until the Aug 7, 2012 Primary Election

22 weeks until the Nov 6, 2012 General Election

Sunday, May 27, 2012

In Memory....

May you
Rest In Peace!
VanT. Barfoot 
died at the age of 92 on 2 March 2012.

Remember the guy who wouldn't take the 
flag down?

You might remember a news story several months ago 
about a crotchety old man who defied his homeowners association 
and refused to take down the flagpole on his property 
and the large flag that flew on it. 

Now you can find out who, exactly, that old man was.

On June 15, 1919, 
Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg 
-- probably didn't make much news back then. 

Twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, 
Carano, Italy , Van T. Barfoot, 
who had enlisted in the US Army in 1940, 
set out to flank German machine gun positions 
from which fire was coming down on his fellow soldiers. 

He advanced through a minefield,
took out three enemy machine gun positions 
and returned with 17 prisoners of

If that wasn't enough for a day's work, he later took on 


three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun

That probably didn't make much news either, 
given the scope of the war, 

but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, 
who retired as a Colonel 
after also serving in Korea and Vietnam , 
a Congressional Medal of

What did make news...
was a neighborhood association's quibble 
how the 90-year-old veteran 
chose to fly the American flag 
suburban Virginia home. 

Seems the rules said a flag could be
on a house-mounted bracket, but, for decorum, 
items such
as Barfoot's 21-foot flagpole 
were unsuitable.

He had been denied a permit for the pole, 
erected it anyway and was
facing court action 
if he didn't take it down. 

Since the story made
national TV, 
the neighborhood association has rethought its position
and agreed to indulge this old hero who dwells among them.

"In the time I have left I plan to continue to fly the American flag 
Barfoot told The Associated Press. 

As well he should.

And if
any of his neighbors still takes a notion to contest him, they
might want to read his Medal of Honor citation. 
It indicates he's not
good at backing down.

Van T. Barfoot's Medal of Honor citation:

This 1944
Medal of Honor citation, 
listed with the National Medal of Honor Society,
is for Second Lieutenant Van T. Barfoot, 
157th Infantry, 45th Infantry:



Obviously he is not related to anybody in congress!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend


 Let’s not forget our fallen heroes from all
  uniformed services this Memorial Weekend.

The Congressional Budget Office noted three days ago that our economy will go over a fiscal cliff if the Bush Tax cuts are not renewed.

Obama wants increased taxes, more spending & extra regulations.
® Spending as a percentage GDP is now 24.2 up 17% in 3 years
® Wall Street Journal article on the 24th  - noted to balance the budget for this year, all workers in the United States would have to forfeit their entire annual income
® Federal regulations are increasing twice as fast as under President Bush
® In fact, regulations from the EPA are now designed to shut down enterprises.  For example new regulations to further limit coal plant emissions have a two-year compliance period despite the fact the industry standard to implement changes due to environmental impact studies average 3 to 4 years. (The administration’s way to implement ‘Cap and Trade’- a bill that could not pass in Congress)
Bottom line:   These administration policies are destroying our economy. Their only vision is more taxes, more spending and more regulations while economic growth continues to spiral downward.
 5 days to State Convention—May 30, 2012
 11 weeks until the Aug 7, 2012 Primary Election
           23 weeks until the Nov 6, 2012 General Election

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Defend original intent of marriage

Dear Larry,

Few were shocked by the recent announcement of President Obama's
"evolved" support for redefining marriage. His words have finally
followed his actions - or his inaction when it comes to marriage
policy. In less than four years, the Obama Administration has forced
open homosexuality upon the Armed Forces, opposed state marriage
amendments, refused to do its constitutional duty to defend the federal
Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA), and awarded taxpayer-funded
marriage benefits to same-sex couples.

Now some in Congress are seeking to repeal DoMA - an act that would
endanger the marriage laws in 44 states that currently define marriage as
the union of one man and one woman.  There are those who hope you
will step aside and allow this God-given institution to be redefined.
We cannot allow the DoMA law to be repealed.
Please sign our Stand for Marriage petition, and join us in showing
Congress and President Obama that marriage is worth standing for.

Tony Perkins
P.S. Please forward this alert to friends, family and fellow church members, and post to your favorite social networks.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Senate Blocking House approved bills


24 weeks until the Nov 6, 2012 General Election 
    2 weeks to State Convention—May 30, 2012

I received a Newsletter the other day from one of my Senators in which she was complaining about the Republicans wanting to filibuster and blah blah blah but 18 House bills were passed by the Republican controlled house only to be blocked by her and the Democrat controlled Senate.  If she is joking, I'm not laughing.  The President’s lack of attention on the Democrat controlled Senate speaks volumes.  Look at what the leftists are doing to small business owners.  Meanwhile, BHO keeps by-passing Congress and issuing unconstitutional executive orders...

Empower Small Business Owners
Small business owners are being bogged down by burdensome regulations from Washington that prevent job creation and hinder economic growth. We must remove onerous regulations that are redundant, harm small businesses, and impede private sector investment and job creation.

Review of Federal Regulations
H.Res. 72 - Passed by the House (391-28) on February 11, 2011 

Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  

Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act
H.R. 872 - Senate has taken no action to date
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Energy Tax Prevention Act
H.R. 910 - Senate has taken no action to date 
  Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Disapproval of FCC's Net Neutrality Regulations
H.J.Res. 37 - Senate has blocked a companion measure by a vote of 46-52 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act
H.R. 2018 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Consumer Financial Protection & Soundness Improvement Act
H.R. 1315 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act
H.R. 2587 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on The Nation
H.R. 2401 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act
H.R. 2681 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

EPA Regulatory Relief Act
H.R. 2250 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
H.R. 2273 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
H.R. 3094 - Senate has taken no action to date 

Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Regulatory Accountability Act
H.R. 3010 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act
H.R. 527 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

H.R. 10 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act
H.R. 1633 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act
H.R. 1837 - Senate has taken no action to date 
 Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Land in Accomack County, Virginia
H.R. 2087 - Senate has taken no action to date 

Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Fix The Tax Code To Help Job Creators.  The FAIR TAX would help us all. 
America’s tax code has grown too complicated and cumbersome. We need a tax code that is fairer, and simpler to ensure that everyone pays their fair share, lessen the burden on families, generate economic expansion, and create jobs by making America more competitive.

Small Business Tax Cut Act
H.R. 9 - Senate has taken no action to date 

Introduced  Committee Hearing  Passed by Committee  Passed by House  Blocked

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Slimeball politics against Michele Bachmann

From the Desk of
Michele Bachmann

Dear Fellow Conservative,

I'm reaching out to you today because I need your support to continue fighting in the U.S. House of Representatives against President Obama's big government agenda.

A major development has just occurred in my race for the U.S. House of Representatives and I'm asking for your immediate help... 

...You see, in retaliation for repeatedly standing up to President Obama on the national stage, liberal judges have redrawn the lines of my Minnesota Congressional District to try and wipe me off of the political map once and for all. 

Their bias was so obvious they even gerrymandered my home -- where my wonderful husband Marcus and I live –- entirely out of my District and placed it into one held by a six-term Democrat incumbent!

My friend, I want you to know that I am taking every necessary step to fight back against this political attack on my re-election campaign.

So please help my Congressional re-election start off on the right foot by making a commitment to my campaign in the amount of $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $70, or $35 today.

After all, the outcome of this November's elections will determine whether we imprison our children to a future of massive federal debt, crippling tax rates, unconstitutional mandates like Obamacare, and the building threat of nuclear attack from rogue nations like Iran...

-- OR --

...We rise up to END President Obama's spending spree and RESTORE honor to America's name across the globe.

That's why I decided to sidestep this blatant attack and announced that I will run in the district I've spent my life connected to.

Still, I know the road ahead will not be easy.

As the TEA Party Caucus Chairwoman in the U.S. House and one of President Obama's sharpest critics,the Democrats are licking their chops over Minnesota's new political map and will spend MILLIONS to defeat me. 

That's why I need to raise more money than ever to combat their lies and negative attacks in this newly redrawn District.

That's why your contribution in the amount of $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $70, or $35 today is so important.

I know some of these amounts may be more than you can contribute. But with thousands of new voters to reach and win over before Election Day, I truly need you to be as generous as possible.

Make no mistake, this November's election is our very last legislative "exit ramp"before President Barack Obama's radical healthcare takeover becomes a permanent scar on America's landscape. 

And with New York liberals like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel already predicting a 25-seat gain for the Democrats in the House, retaking the majority and reinstalling Nancy Pelosi, you and I cannot afford to lose competitive races like mine!

My friend, if President Obama wins a second term and is armed with a Democrat Majority Congress, the results will be catastrophic:

  • Any chance of repealing Obamacare will be gone forever. It will be like other permanent big government entitlements, costing taxpayers upwards of $2 Trillion over the next 10 years;
  • Our children's inheritance will continue to erode under a massive pile of federal debt. Given the Democrats' current breakneck rate of spending, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects the national debt will surpass $20 Trillion by 2020 if not sooner;
  • Iran will achieve a nuclear weapon unchecked and our ally Israel will be left to fend for herself;
  • Abortion-performing organizations like Planned Parenthood and other liberal causes will continue to receive Billions of your family's hard-earned tax dollars;
  • And the U.S. Constitution will continue to be trampled under "international law"and other baseless liberal interpretations.

I know we both agree this is a future we must avoid at all costs!

My friend, this is what I staked my career and reputation on to run for President and why I'm running for re-election in Minnesota's newly drawn 6th District.

With your prayers and support, I will continue to use my position on the House Finance Committee to lead the charge to repeal Dodd-Frank legislation from around the necks of small bankers and, by extension, job creators. 

I will sound the alarm on CNN, Fox News, the networks and other news outlets across the country about President Obama's dangerous foreign policy actions.

And I will keep up the fight to defund and fully repeal the unconstitutional Obamacare mandate before it devastates America's first-rate medical system!

But, in order to continue fighting for you, I first must win re-election in Minnesota's new 6th District. That's why I need your URGENT support today!

You and I must NOT allow the courts to defeat me by moving me out of my District at such a pivotal election.

In fact, to hand the Obama Democrats this victory now would be to destroy all we have built over these last six years.

So before you discard my email, please let me know I can depend on your support today by following this link and making a $35, $70, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 on up to the federal contribution limit of $2,500 ($5,000 for married couples) to Bachmann for Congress today.

Whether you contribute $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250 or can only make a gift of $100, $50, or $35 at this timeevery dollar you send today is absolutely critical as I reach out to thousands of new voters in my District with our constitutional conservative message.

So please contribute a gift of $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $70 or $35 without delay.

Thank you for standing with me at this transitional moment in our campaign.


Michele Bachmann

PS. My friend, the costs are just too great to let a few liberal judges keep us from speaking out for our constitutional conservative principles in Washington. I will fight President Obama and this injustice, but I need your support TODAY! 

Please help me run an effective campaign and reach out to my new constituents in Minnesota's reconfigured 6th District with a generous gift of $35, $70, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or even $2,500 right away. Thank you!

Monday, May 14, 2012

 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
 Dear friends, loved ones, citizens and patriots, a tyrannical regime has usurped all constitutional authority in our land and it is time to resist, reject and remove them in a decent and orderly manner according to the rule of law and if they want to fight, arrest them and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. We ought to obey God rather than men Acts 5:29.
With the present resident of the White House and his veep speaking out in favor of so-called "same sex marriage" Congress is silent and they say they have heard no complaints from their constituents...
Call this number:
U.S. Capitol Switchboard

Tell them that you care very deeply about preserving marriage between one man and one woman, ask them why there has been silence about it from the Congress and Senate. Urge them to speak out. These elected officials need to take a public stand for the law of the land: The Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage for federal purposes as only between one man and one woman.

Support the DOMA !!