“Your United States Air Force is still the best on the planet, but we mustn’t take that for granted because we are a force under strain,” James said. “And we mustn’t let our edge slip away.”
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 – The Air Force is requesting $10 billion above what sequestration-level funding provides in order to support its global responsibilities, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James told members of the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee here today.
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testifies before the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee in Washington, Feb. 27, 2015. James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III met with the House members to discuss the Air Force’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash
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James said the potential return of sequestration jeopardizes the Air Force’s ability to sustain its various global missions and hampers its ability to focus on its main priorities: people, modernization and stewardship.
“Sequestration needs to be lifted, lifted permanently,” the secretary said.
This new poll from Gallup just goes to show that the large majority of Americans believe that big government is in fact NOT the answer. Hopefully this sentiment continues and carries into the 2014 election cycle, and those who believe in big government and are in office now will have already been voted out this time next year. –PBN
PRINCETON, NJ — Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time.
The latest update comes from a Dec. 5-8 poll. Gallup has documented a steady increase in concern about big government since 2009, rising from 55% in March 2009 to 64% in November 2011 and 72% today. This suggests that government policies specific to the period, such as the Affordable Care Act — perhaps coupled with recent revelations of government spying tactics by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — may be factors.
Was it sold early or is Obama planning a cataclysmic correction using the Fed? Hyper Inflation?
The federal government on Monday sold its remaining shares of General Motors Co. stock, ending the controversial $49.5-billion bailout of the automaker with an approximately $10.5-billion loss for taxpayers.
It gets worse, folks:
1) GM is on pace to sell less vehicles in 2013 compared to 2008; the year which led to the bailout. In 2012, GM also sold less vehicles than 2008.
2) GM had revenue of $150 billion in 2012. It was $149 billion in 2008.
From 1976, US Federal Government has been shut down on 18 occasions predominately by the Democratic party. America, particularly the GOP, please share the truth about the past and all the DEM related tirades that shut the USA Government down. -PBN
Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.): “At this point, I believe it’s time for the House to vote for a clean, short-term funding bill to bring the Senate to the table and negotiate a responsible compromise.” [Press Release, 10/1/13]
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.): “Time for a clean [continuing resolution].” [Official Twitter, 10/1/13]
Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.): “Enough is enough. Put a clean [continuing resolution] on the floor and let’s get on with the business we were sent to do.” [Burlington County Times, 10/1/13]
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.): A Fitzpatrick aide tells the Philadelphia Inquirer the congressman would support a clean funding bill if it came up for a vote. [Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/1/13]
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.): Barletta said he would “absolutely” vote for a clean bill in order to avert a shut down of the government. [Bethlehem Morning Call, 10/1/13]
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.): King thinks House Republicans would prefer to avoid a shutdown and said he will only vote for a clean continuing resolution to fund the government, according to the National Review Online. [NRO, 9/30/13]
USA, The US Senate just approved a US Military strike upon Assad’s strongholds in Syria with an addendum. The McCain Resolution. The vote goes next, directly to the United States House floor, to be voted upon according to US Senate sources. We have taken, for all appearance’s sake, the side of our Islamic enemies the Syrian Rebels whom are entrenched with al-Qaeda leadership and terrorists.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) on Monday signed into law one of the nation’s most wide-ranging Voter ID laws.
The move is likely to touch off a major court battle over voting rights, and the Justice Department is weighing a challenge to the new law, which is the first to pass since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act.
The measure requires voters to present government-issued photo identification at the polls and shortens the early voting period from 17 to 10 days. It will also end pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-old voters who will be 18 on Election Day and eliminates
In addition to the 4 murdered in Benghazi 36 CIA personnel also evacuated.
As House Speaker John Boehner continues refusing to approve a select committee to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, some are beginning to speculate the Ohio Republican has reasons of his own to suppress what really happened on Sept. 11, 2012.
Over the weekend, former Democrat pollster Patrick Caddell and former Republican Congressman John LeBoutillier, co-hosts of the Fox News Channel’s “Political Insiders,” suggested Boehner may indeed be involved in a “cover-up.”
Conventional wisdom has settled on this reality: Republicans’ inability to attract Hispanic voters not only cost them the 2012 presidential election but has the potential to doom them as a national party in future national elections too.
And, the numbers are stark. Mitt Romney won just 27 percent of the Hispanic vote last November, a dismal showing that made the 31 percent Arizona Sen. John McCain won in 2008 look good by comparison.
1. Grants Amnesty to Visa Overstays – Washington Examiner
2. Fails to Strengthen Border Security – ImigrationReform.com
3. Weakens Existing Entry/Exit System & Border Fencing Requirements – Sen. Ted Cruz
4. Incentivizes Employers to Hire Newly-Legal Over Citizens & Legal Immigrants – Breitbart.com
5. Imports Cheap Labor Through “Alaska Purchase” – National Review Online
6. Includes $1.5 Billion Fund to Provide Teenagers Jobs at $7.5/hr. – Washington Examiner
7. Extends $100 Million Tourism PR Bill for Las Vegas – Breitbart.com
8. Fails to Help ICE Agents or Law Enforcement – Breitbart.com
9. Gives Napolitano Even More Power & Discretion Through “Waivers” – Washington Examiner
10. Special Loopholes for Hollywood – Breitbart.com
11. Attempts to implement National ID Card or Biometrics – Sen Rand Paul
Here’s a list of the 15 Republicans who voted to invoke cloture on the amendment.
Click on name to open window to their twitter account. Let them hear it!
Invoke a recall USA!
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