Obama Wag(s)y(o)u Steak Celebration

Obama and Congress are demanding no bonuses for Wall Street…. Well no BONUSES or WAGYU steak ($125 Per Steak!!!!) for Politicians…

Turn up the heat… in the White House that is… The rest of American must turn down their thermostats to save the environment…

All this in celebration of the Pork Package that made it through the House… Well I guess they wanted to make sure their celebration was Kosher and pork free, unlike their stimulus package…

This man is a contradiction of everything Americans voted for… The sad thing is the liberals that voted him in do not see it yet…

Change You Can Believe In!

So I listened today as Barack Obama scolded Wall Street executives for their bonuses last year, and while I was listening to him I couldn’t stop thinking about the swank dinner party that Obama threw last night celebrating the house passing his massive spending bill.

While Obama is scolding executives for their spending, there seems to be no limit to what he is willing to spend. First, if you haven’t heard, he has brought his “private chef” from Chicago to the White House. That’s right, Obama had a private chef before he was president, doesn’t everybody? The old White House chef will also stay so we will be paying them both to feed Obama and his family.

This just after the most expensive inaugural event in our nations history, just after his exclusive Hawaii vacation.

Anyway, back to last night, he invited a bunch of congressmen and senators to dinner to celebrate his new “pork” bill passing the house, which started with alcoholic beverages for everybody and included “wagyu steak” on the menu. I know, I know, what’s wagyu steak your probably wondering? Look it up! It’s meat that cost $125 per pound, and don’t rush out to the grocery store to buy some because it’s something reserved for only the upper crust of society, and our politicians since they eat on our tax dollar. This is change we can depend on for sure!

Don’t even get me started on the spending bill that passed and created this celebration. My advise is take a look at the details for yourself. There is more pork in this thing than there is in the Jimmy Dean sausage factory! Creating jobs they say…..yeah right! It’s more like political paybacks and buying votes! I feel sure your great grandchildren won’t mind paying for all of this, since they are the ones that will pay.

So don’t forget to turn your thermostat down tonight, Obama has called on us all to make sacrifices…remember?

In the mean time, he will continue to sacrifice as much of our tax dollars as he possibly can while in office, dancing around and shouting, “Yes We Can!”

via Newsvine – Obama’s Wagyu Steak Celebration.

Obama’s Katrina

Obama’s own Katrina… Where is the outrage  from the Bush critics…

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HOPE/CHANGE!!! Obama And FEMA Leave Americans To Die In Kentucky

Kentucky’s Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency on January 27th.

Obama, on his website, scolded the Bush administration for poor response to Hurricane Katrina. Where is he now? Where is the MSM?

I suppose hopey/changey administration is too busy pushing the stimulus pkg to worry about Americans freezing to death in Kentucky.

Local officials were growing angry with what they said was a lack of help from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In Grayson County, about 80 miles southwest of Louisville, Emergency Management Director Randell Smith said the 25 National Guardsmen who have responded have no chain saws to clear fallen trees.

“We’ve got people out in some areas we haven’t even visited yet,” Smith said. “We don’t even know that they’re alive.”

Smith said FEMA has been a no-show so far.

“I’m not saying we can’t handle it; we’ll handle it,” Smith said. “But it would have made life a lot easier” if FEMA had reached the county sooner, he said.

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Update: Gov. Steve Beshear called up his entire Army National Guard on Saturday. Three days after issuing state of emergency.

Again, Obama and the MSM …MIA.

via The Jawa Report: HOPE/CHANGE!!! Obama And FEMA Leave Americans To Die In Kentucky.

$40 Million Expense fund for the House of Representatives

That’s right folks a $40 million slush fund…

This is on top of the recent raise (current salary is (169,000) they got because they would not vote against giving themselves a raise when we are facing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression… I think we should put a cap on salaries and expenses for all of Congress, may determine what average middle class American makes and set that as Congress’ cap…

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$220,000 Conflict of Interest For Daschle

More problems for Daschle… On the heels of tax invasion, yes I know he paid up afterwards… Just like Geithner so it is ok according to the liberal double standard and above the law tactics overtaking our country. This one they cannot overlook, but then again the liberals will do what they want and the Republicans have yet to do anything but bend over on Obama’s nominations…

Tom Daschle, the former South Dakota senator picked by President Obama to reside over the nation’s healthcare system, received $220,000 in speaking fees from health care groups with an interest in the work he would do once confirmed as health chief, Politico.com reports.

Daschle, who has come under fire in recent days for his failure to pay taxes, reportedly received thousands from health care groups — such as the Health Industry Distributors Association — that stand to gain or lose depending on the outcome of Obama’s universal health care initiative.  

The Health Industry Associated paid Dashle a speaking fee of $14,000 in March 2008, according to Politico.com.  

The speaking fees were detailed in a financial disclosure statement released Friday after it was revealed that Daschle — Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services — failed to pay $128,203 in back taxes and $11,964 in interest. 

Click here to read the full report from Politico.com.  

The White House acknowledged Friday that Daschle had “some tax issues,” which, the administration says, have been resolved and should not bar his confirmation as secretary.

FOX News confirmed that Daschle alerted the Senate Finance Committee, which is set to oversee his confirmation hearing, that the matter involves more than $100,000 in back taxes and interest for a car and driver that was provided to him for four years by Leo Hindery, a wealthy Democratic donor, longtime friend and business associate of Daschle.

Daschle incorrectly assumed the use of the car and driver was not subject to taxation. But the White House says he discovered the error during preparation for his confirmation and filed amended tax returns with the proper payment and interest.

The unreported income for the car service totaled more than $250,000 over three years.

Hindery founded InterMedia Partners, a private equity firm, in 1988. Daschle was paid $1 million annually for his consulting services, the Senate Finance Committee said.

Daschle also had unreported consulting income of $88,333, in 2007. He also had reductions to charitable contributions totaling about $15,000 over the three years covered, according to a Senate Finance Committee document. The document, marked “Confidential Draft,” is a committee statement concerning Daschle’s nomination.

The White House issued a statement Friday night affirming that Daschle “is the right person to lead the fight for health care reform.”

“Senator Daschle brought these issues to the Finance Committee’s attention when he submitted his nomination forms and we are confident the committee is going to schedule a hearing for him very soon, and he will be confirmed,” it says.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the committee’s chairman, has scheduled a closed-door meeting with committee members to discuss the matter before proceeding with Daschle’s confirmation hearing.

The news comes on the heals of an uproar over the tax troubles of another one of Obama’s Cabinet nominees. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was confirmed this week after apologizing for failing to pay $34,000 in taxes on time, an error that he said was a “careless” mistake.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office released a statement Friday strongly backed Daschle despite the new revelations.

“Senator Daschle will be confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services,” Reid spokesman Jim Manley said. “He has a long and distinguished career and record in public service and is the best person to help reform health care in this country. Senator Reid looks forward to a swift hearing and is confident Daschle will be confirmed.”

A spokeswoman for Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Finance Committee, issued a statement Friday acknowledging that the committee’s vetting process had turned up the tax violations, though she did not say whether Grassley had taken a stance yet on the matter.

Click here to read the Senate Finance Committee report on Daschle.

via Report: Daschle Received $220G From Health Care Groups With Vested Interest – First 100 Days of Presidency – Politics FOXNews.com .

Obama’s WebAdmins Blocks Robots

Guess Obama is having second thoughts on transparency… Now there are two issues here… The first is the lack of accountability of information being changed. The second is making the information searchable… These pages are now being blocked from being cataloged, thus making it harder for people to find information. If Obama does not want stuff searchable or cached it should not be on the White House website to begin with. This sounds more like the administration not wanting to get called out on issues and the public having access to proof that it was posted on the Internet…

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Remember way back when? You know, somewhere around January 21 or so when all the Dems were talking a good game about having transparency in government and none was a bigger spokesperson for this then The One, The Messiah, Mr HopeandChange himself, Barack Obama.

Well, just like everything else he has said or promised to reassure those who might be skeptical of him and his socialists leanings, he has also started to backtrack on this pie in the sky talk.

The White House has silently tripled the number of Web pages that it forbids Google and other search engines from accessing.

Can’t have those nasty searches of the White House web sites now, can we? There has already been so many instances of the Obama cult scrubbing websites when embarrassing items are discovered or things disappearing when his actions don’t meet his words, so this shouldn’t be that big a surprise to those who have been chronicling these acts.

Those bloggers drunk on hope who desperately wanted to see proof of Obama’s commitment to his campaign promises of transparency and Google Government now find themselves with a difficult choice: they can either accept and acknowledge that robots.txt files are not a set of digital tea leaves through which you can read the new administration, or, if robots.txt does carry weight, they can try to come up with a way of explaining a 200 percent increase in the number of directories blocked by Obama’s Web team as anything but Cheney-esque secrecy.

I wonder how much his good buddies from Google are helping them in crafting these robot blocking files?

via JammieWearingFool.

Bye Bye Blagojevich

That’s all folks…

The Illinois Senate voted to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office Thursday, marking the first time in the state’s long history of political corruption that a chief executive has been impeached and convicted.

The 59-0 vote followed several hours of public deliberation in which senator after senator stood up to blast Blagojevich, whose tenure lasted six years. And it came after a four-day impeachment trial on allegations that Blagojevich abused his power and sold his office for personal and political benefit.

The conviction on a sweeping article of impeachment means the governor was immediately removed from office. The Senate also unanimously voted to impose the “political death penalty” on Blagojevich, banning him from ever again holding office in Illinois.

Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn, Blagojevich’s two-time running mate, has become the state’s 41st governor.

via BLAGOJEVICH REMOVED: Impeached Blagojevich has been removed — chicagotribune.com.

Stimulus Package Gives Illegal Immigrants Tax Credits

That’s right folks, on top of the pork filled stimulus package, there is nothing preventing illegal aliens from getting the tax credit as well… 

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The $800 billion-plus economic stimulus measure making its way through Congress could steer government checks to illegal immigrants, a top Republican congressional official asserted Thursday.

The legislation, which would send tax credits of $500 per worker and $1,000 per couple, expressly disqualifies nonresident aliens, but it would allow people who don’t have Social Security numbers to be eligible for the checks.

Undocumented immigrants who are not eligible for a Social Security number can file tax returns with an alternative number. A House-passed version of the economic recovery bill and one making its way through the Senate would allow anyone with such a number, called an individual taxpayer identification number, to qualify for the tax credits.

A revolt among GOP conservatives to similar provisions of a 2008 economic stimulus bill, which sent rebate checks to most wage earners, forced Democratic congressional leaders to add stricter eligibility requirements. That legislation, enacted in February 2008, required that people have valid Social Security numbers in order to get checks.

The GOP official voiced concerns about the latest economic aid measure on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Republicans have already blasted the package for including what they argue is wasteful spending and omitting tax cuts for wealthier people and businesses they say are needed to jump-start the anemic economy.

Not a single Republican voted for an $819 billion version of the plan when it passed the House on Wednesday.

GOP senators arranged a midday news conference to voice their concerns.

via Hill Republican: Stimulus aids illegal immigrants.