Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Report: Rev. Al (Sharpton)’s Nonprofit Organization Suffering From Financial Woes (RAT tax cheat?)

Eurweb ^ | 8/17/13

According to filings with the state of New York and the IRS, Al Sharpton’s nonprofit group currently owes $871,688 in unpaid payroll taxes including penalties and interest.

His foundation, the National Action Network, was founded in 1991 but has been dodging it’s financial problems for years. The organization has a deficit of more than $1 million, with Sharpton loaning money to the organization amounting to about $111,000.

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Study: Welfare pays more than work in most states!

The Daily Caller ^ | 20 Aug 2013 | Michael Bastasch

Looking for a good paying job? Well, look no further.

No, really, stop looking. In 35 states, welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job, according to a new study by the libertarian Cato Institute, and in 13 states welfare pays more than $15 per hour.

“One of the single best ways to climb out of poverty is taking a job, but as long as welfare provides a better standard of living than an entry-level job, recipients will continue to choose it over work,” said Michael Tanner, senior policy analyst and co-author of the study.
The study is an updated version of one Tanner put out in 1995 that estimated the full value of welfare benefits packages across the states. The 1995 study found that such tax-free welfare benefits greatly exceeded the poverty level and “their dollar value was greater than the amount of take-home income a worker would receive from an entry-level job.”
Despite efforts to curb welfare spending, many welfare programs and benefits have continued to outpace the income that many workers can receive for working an entry-level job, which disincentivizes work, according to the study.
“The current welfare system provides such a high level of benefits that it acts as a disincentive for work,” reads the study. “Welfare currently pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states, even after accounting for the Earned Income Tax Credit, and in 13 states it pays more than $15 per hour.”
According to the study, the federal government funds 126 separate programs designed to support low-income earners. Seventy-two of these programs provide cash or in-kind benefits to recipients. This is on top of additional welfare programs operated by state and local governments.
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DeMint: Republicans unwilling to defund ObamaCare ‘need to be replaced’ !

thehill.com ^ | 8/20/13 | Mario Trujillo

Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Monday night urged voters to replace any Republican lawmaker unwilling to vote to defund ObamaCare during next month's budget showdown.
DeMint, the president of the Heritage Foundation, dismissed fears that Republicans would be blamed for a government shutdown, as they were in the 1990s.

“The risk of that is so much less than the risk to our country if we implement ObamaCare, and so I’m not as interested in the political futures of folks who think they might lose a showdown with the president,” DeMint said at a town-hall meeting hosted by Heritage Action, the think tank's political arm, in Fayetteville, Ark., the first stop on a nine-city tour.
DeMint said President Obama believes he has the upper hand in the coming fight.
“I think he knows that Republicans are afraid, and if they are, they need to be replaced,” DeMint told NPR in an interview after the event.
GOP lawmakers in both chambers are floating a plan to block any bill to fund the government if it includes money to roll out the president's healthcare reforms. But such a maneuver could risk a government shutdown, which many in the GOP believe would harm the party and not Obama. Many party leaders in both chambers have declined to sign on to the defunding strategy.
Some fear it is pointless to push through a bill, knowing that it does not have the votes to pass the Senate and is opposed by Obama. DeMint, however, questioned the assumption that the president would not sign the bill.
“Well we don’t know that do we?” he said at the town hall Monday.
DeMint resigned from Congress last year to lead Heritage Foundation. Heritage Action announced a $550,000 ad campaign Monday aimed at 100 House Republicans who have failed to sign on to a letter supporting the defunding strategy.
DeMint is no stranger to Republican infighting. The Senate Conservative Fund — a political action committee he founded but no longer runs — has been active in backing conservative candidates, sometimes in opposition to Republican incumbents.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), one of the leaders of the group championing the strategy in the Senate, will join one leg of the tour in Dallas later this week.

Report: Immigration Bill Would Add Nearly 14,000 Jobs Per District [Lies, lies and more lies]

ABC News ^ | Aug 20, 2013 | By JORDAN FABIAN

The Senate’s immigration bill would add nearly 14,000 new jobs on average in each congressional district over the next decade, according to a new report.
The new analysis is from the center-right American Action Network (AAN), which backs an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. It’s being distributed to lawmakers’ offices as pro-reform groups seek to convince GOP congressmen to vote for immigration reform proposals this fall.
District-by-district data is available through this web tool. No district would see fewer than 7,000 jobs created by 2023, and an average of 13,992 new jobs would be created in each. The figures were compiled using data from a Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) study of economic data and new worker visas and a Congressional Budget Office report on the impact of the Senate bill.
The figures could provide more cover for Republican House members who are considering backing reform. It could allow them to explain their position to skeptical constituents during August recess, when immigration has been a hot topic at town hall meetings.
Pro-reform conservatives have long framed immigration reform as a job-creation effort, dovetailing with the GOP message on jobs and the goals of party leaders to broaden that message to Latino voters.
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Obama is Great?

Just different paint!


NEVER judge a book by its cover!

Never Mock the Prophet!

Dear Egypt

Cry me a RINO river


Off her rocker again!

Our Fault?

Playing through!

How's That Work?

The Left

Scandal Ranking


Doggie, Doggie World

On the horns...

Plover Eggs?

Rodeo Clown


Politics vs. Felony

Rural Coloradans to vote on breaking away as 51st state, angered by liberal policies on guns, energy!

Washington Times ^ 

Rural Coloradans to vote on breaking away as 51st state, angered by liberal policies on guns, energy

DENVER — You've got North Carolina and North Dakota, so why not Northern Colorado?
Voters in several rural Colorado counties will be asked whether they want to form a new state tentatively named Northern Colorado in the November election, a reaction to the Democrat-controlled state legislature's "war on rural Colorado."
The Weld County Commissioners voted unanimously at Monday's meeting to place a measure on the Nov. 5 ballot asking voters whether they want the county to join other rural counties in forming another state.
"The concerns of rural Coloradans have been ignored for years," William Garcia, chairman of the Weld County Commissioners, said in a statement. "The last session was the straw that broke the camel's back for many people. They want change. They want to be heard."
Three other rural counties — Cheyenne, Sedgwick and Yuma — also plan to place the 51st state referendum on the fall ballot. At least three more counties plan to consider the proposal this week at their commission meetings, said Jeffrey Hare, spokesman for the 51st State Initiative.
Known for its agriculture and oil and gas production, Weld is the largest of the Colorado counties exploring a break with the state after the legislature's sharp turn to the left with bills restricting access to firearms and doubling the state's renewable-energy mandate for rural areas.
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Perfect Season' Dolphins Snub Obama [ Meanwhile, Miami Media Kisses Obama's Butt]

Newsmax ^ | 8/19/13 | Cathy Burke

A White House tribute to the Miami Dolphins and their perfect 1972 season has become a political football with three former players snubbing the event because of their opposition to President Barack Obama.

"We've got some real moral compass issues in Washington," Hall of Fame center Jim Langer told the Sun-Sentinel. "I don't want to be in a room with those people and pretend I'm having a good time.

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