A House committee has launched an investigation into whether EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used an email alias to try to hide correspondence from open-government requests and her agency’s own internal watchdog — something that Republican lawmakers said could run afoul of the law.
The science committee has asked Ms. Jackson to turn over all information related to an email account under the name of “Richard Windsor,” which is one of the aliases identified by a researcher looking into the EPA.
The committee has also asked the White House’s lawyer and EPA’s inspector general to look into the matter and report back by the end of this month, saying that the secret email accounts could have been used to keep key information from official watchdogs as well as the public.
Turning the tide on the Democrats, as they already begin to use this horrific storm as a political ploy, after all it was a liberal who said, Never let a crisis go to waste!!!
Instead of considering the devastation the people in the storms path are facing, they want to score a few political points, which only makes them look to be the asses they truly are…
On MSNBC this morning and CNN, there were Obama campaign aides on these network shows actually discussing how this storm could help Obama if they played it right.
Obama’s campaign party said this storm may actually help obama win the election…and Clinton wants to compare it to a Romney presidency.
It’s a crisis that would allow Obama to look as though he’s in command. Obama in charge of the federal Treasury. Obama could make sure gasoline and food and whatever needs to be moved someplace gets moved immediately. It was sick! rl
Lets be clear if they want to compare a storm to Washington, Sandy will be a mild storm compared to what Barack Obama has already done to this Nation in the last 4 years… 6 HUGE TRILLION dollars added to our already large deficit, with the promise of it hitting 20 TRILLION by the end of 2016 if he is re-elected. Most of us could weather 2 more Sandy storms before we can weather one more 4 year obama presidency…
obama had a jobs plan not too long ago, every Democrat voted against it… now he is out with a new one in a shiny new folder to boot…and he wants you to believe it is your guide for the next 4 years…Reality? It is eleven pages of fluff…
In his brochure he has: “I will not stand by when our competitors don’t play by the rules. We’ve brought
trade cases against China at nearly twice the rate as the last administration –
and it’s made a difference.” – President Obama
Misleading and deceptive trade rhetoric is not good policy: It hurts Americans and our economic standing. I could go through every lie in this book but you wouldn’t read it for it would be too long… so I will just let the reader research.;-)
a jobs plan??? one would have to stretch the imagination — there are perhaps two items even tangentially connected to the issue at hand. Members of the middle class will be pleased to learn that their children’s future will feature marginally smaller class sizes and work as a midlevel functionary in a green-energy factory. According to the president, the best way to grow the middle class outward (whatever that means) is to strive for more menial labor work in an unproductive manufacturing sector. Forward.
Obama supported cap-and-trade legislation, the sole purpose of which is to make fossil fuel more expensive, so let’s dismiss his contention that the administration would concern itself with expanding oil and gas work in a second term. Let’s focus instead on the green energy sector, which cannot sustain itself today — just look at the slew of clean-energy bankruptcies we’ve involuntarily invested in — or in the future. As The New York Times recently reported, “stimulus money is almost all gone, leaving many of these projects without a government benefactor and making them orphans in a competitive marketplace dominated by the deep-pocketed fossil fuel industries.” (Deep-pocketed industries will remain deep-pocketed if they continue to offer Americans things we value — you know, like energy.)
Another foundational element of Obama’s wholly unserious proposal is hiring more teachers — even though this isn’t a function of the federal government to begin with and even though, according to Lindsey Burke of The Heritage Foundation, since 1970 the number of students in public schools has increased by 8 percent while the number of teachers has increased 60 percent and even though hiring more teachers would, at best, have a marginal impact on economic growth.
But we love teachers. Check the BROCHURE .
As usual obama had it wrong and Romney had it right, Obama accused Romney in tonights debate of saying to let GM go bankrupt with any government securities, Romney did say to take GM through a managed bankrupt with government guarantees…Obama shouts check the record, so we did….he is wrong, Romney never said he would liquidate the car industry…
1. OBAMA: The – look, I think anybody out there can check the record. Governor Romney, you keep on trying to, you know airbrush history here. You were very clear that you would not provide, government assistance to the U.S. auto companies, even if they went through bankruptcy. You said that they could get it in the private marketplace. That wasn’t true. They would have gone through a…
ROMNEY: You’re wrong…
OBAMA: …they would have gone through a…
ROMNEY: …you’re wrong.
OBAMA: No, I am not wrong. I am not wrong.
ROMNEY: People can look it up, you’re right.
OBAMA: People will look it up.
FACT:Romney did say government should provide guarantees for post bankruptcy financing and assure car buyers that their warranties are not at risk, he said in a managed bankruptcy the federal govt would propel newly competitive and viable automakers rather than seal their fate with a bailout check.. which is exactly where obama took them...http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/opinion/19romney.html
2, Romney said obama has shrieked our Navy’s boats obama reply, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed. Well actually obama the Navy still uses bayonets, often…they Tweeted that information tonight….
3. Romney said obama wanted to keep troops in Iran past the deadline, obama denied it and said that was not true, obama lied, Romney won this one too
the Obama administration would have liked to keep about 3,000 to 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq beyond the end of this year but has not begun formal discussions with the Iraqis about the size or makeup of the force, U.S. officials said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has expressed a desire to keep some U.S. trainers in the country in 2012, past the deadline negotiated by the George W. Bush administration to remove all U.S. troops from the country.
But the Iraqi leader faces staunch opposition from key members of his coalition government who are deeply opposed to any U.S. presence. Some members of the coalition have threatened to boycott the government if it allows any U.S. forces to stay. so it fell apart…http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-wants-to-keep-3000-5000-us-troops-in-iraq-into-2012/2011/09/07/gIQAcnkhAK_story.html?tid=sm_twitter_washingtonpost
the discussion of it in the debate:
3. Romney: Number two, with regards to Iraq, you and I agreed I believe that there should be a status of forces agreement.
ROMNEY: Oh you didn’t? You didn’t want a status of…
OBAMA: What I would not have had done was left 10,000 troops in Iraq that would tie us down. And that certainly would not help us in the Middle East.
ROMNEY: I’m sorry, you actually – there was a – there was an effort on the part of the president to have a status of forces agreement, and I concurred in that, and said that we should have some number of troops that stayed on. That was something I concurred with…
ROMNEY: …that your posture. That was my posture as well. You thought it should have been 5,000 troops…
ROMNEY: … I thought there should have been more troops, but you know what? The answer was we got…
ROMNEY: … no troops through whatsoever.
OBAMA: This was just a few weeks ago that you indicated that we should still have troops in Iraq.
ROMNEY: No, I…
ROMNEY: …I’m sorry that’s a…
OBAMA: You – you…
ROMNEY: …that’s a – I indicated…
OBAMA: …major speech.
ROMNEY: …I indicated that you failed to put in place a status…
ROMNEY: …of forces agreement at the end of the conflict that existed.
OBAMA: You’ve got to be clear, both to our allies and our enemies, about where you stand and what you mean. You just gave a speech a few weeks ago in which you said we should still have troops in Iraq. That is not a recipe for making sure that we are taking advantage of the opportunities and meeting the challenges of the Middle East. check the link above
So does that mean obama was clear and meant what he said to Russia’s leader, I will have more flexibility after I am re-elected…. hmmm
Then Romney goes on to school obama, yet again….
ROMNEY: We’re four years closer to a nuclear Iran. We’re four years closer to a nuclear Iran. And – and – we should not have wasted these four years to the extent they – they continue to be able to spin these centrifuges and get that much closer. That’s number one.
Number two, Mr. President, the reason I call it an apology tour is because you went to the Middle East and you flew to Egypt and to Saudi Arabia and to Turkey and Iraq. And by the way, you skipped Israel, our closest friend in the region, but you went to the other nations.
And by the way, they noticed that you skipped Israel. And then in those nations, and on Arabic TV, you said that America had been dismissive and derisive. You said that on occasion America had dictated to other nations.
Mr. President, America has not dictated to other nations. We have freed other nations from dictators.
The Treasury Department’s newly released summary of federal spending for 2012, it’s now possible to detail just how profligate the Obama years have been. Here’s the upshot: Under Obama, for every $7 we’ve had, we’ve spent nearly $11. That’s like a family that makes $70,000 a year — and is already knee-deep in debt — blowing nearly $110,000 a year.
To illustrate this a bit differently, for every Jackson ($20) we’ve had available to spend under Obama, we’ve also borrowed a Hamilton ($10) and a Washington ($1) and spent those too. The only thing is that, under Obama, we’ve (literally) spent the equivalent of 342 billion Jacksons, 342 billion Hamiltons, and 342 billion Washingtons — borrowing all of the Hamiltons and Washingtons.
Let’s take a look at the scorecard, based on official government figures. In fiscal year 2012 (which ended on September 30), the federal government acquired $2.449 trillion in tax revenue and other receipts. It spent $3.538 trillion — 44 percent more than it had available to spend. The resulting deficit was $1.089 trillion.
In fiscal year 2011 (see table S-1), the federal government acquired $2.303 trillion in tax revenues and other receipts. It spent $3.603 trillion — 56 percent more than it had available to spend. The resulting deficit was $1.3 trillion.
Obama is so addicted to lying he can’t seem to stop, is this what you want for the next 4 years?
Coal miners at the American Energy Corp. Century Mine said they want President Barack Obama to stop what they term the war on coal – and to stop spreading mistruths about them.
Miners gathered Friday afternoon to express their opposition to Obamas energy and environmental policies, which they believe threaten their jobs. Miner Mitch Miracle read aloud a letter the miners mailed to Obama that outlines some of their concerns.
The miners said Obamas campaign team is running ads filled with blatantly false statements about the miners regarding their participation in Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneys August campaign stop at the Century Mine. These ads assert that the miners were forced to attend the event by the mines owner, Robert Murray.
The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.
The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.
obama gives Chinese our infrastructure jobs, do yourself a favor, watch the video and read this whole article… thank you, Angel
When obama points at Romney and claims he is an out sourcer of jobs, he needs to look at his own record…but since he ignores it, I will show it to YOU… the voter…
Humanevents has a story on one such waste of money
A congressional oversight panel wants to know when the Obama administration became aware of significant technological issues at a renewable energy company it helped fund, including the propensity of its solar panels to burst into flames when exposed to the sun.
Abound Solar Manufacturing was awarded a $400 million line-of-credit in taxpayer-backed loans from the Energy Department (DOE), and is the third company funded by President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan to go bankrupt, along with Solyndra and Beacon Power.
Republican Reps. Fred Upton of Michigan, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, along with Cliff Stearns of Florida and Cory Gardner of Colorado, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Wednesday instructing the agency to turn over certain information on the loan.
obama’s defense of his record is exceptionally weak, his effort to define Mitt Romney is nearly exhausted, and his vision for the next four years — perhaps the most important — has been largely missing from his effort this year.
Four years ago, Obama expressed great confidence that he would be running amid renewed prosperity; he famously told Matt Lauer, “One nice thing about the situation I find myself in is that I will be held accountable. You know, I’ve got four years…If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”
Friday’s jobs report brought much-needed good news, with the 114,000 new jobs in the payroll survey meeting economists’ expectations and bringing unemployment down to 7.8% — but that was fueled by 582,000 part-time jobs. GDP growth is at a meager 1.3%, gasoline is averaging $3.78 per gallon nationally and the foreclosure rate is only slightly below 2011’s 17-year peak.
For those who are still willing to vote for Barack Obama is alarming because they are willing to embrace four more years of the same economic policies, and accept the risk of four more years of similar results, inside the voting booth.
Paul Solman, the business and economics editor for PBS’s “NewsHour,” believes that the long-term unemployed , those who have stopped looking for a year or more, but say they want a job, a figure reaching about 7 million — should be included in the public definition of unemployed, as should the “discouraged workers,” those looking for work sometime in the past year but has stopped looking for work.
Throw in those working part-time who want full-time work and cannot find it, and our calculation of America’s “unemployed” booms from 12.1 million to an ungodly 27 million.
A new study by Internal Revenue Service, shows that allowing Bush-era tax rates for high earners to expire, the centerpiece of President Obama’s tax plan and a big part of his campaign rhetoric, would mean that 1 million companies would be hit with new taxes. According to the IRS, which goes to great lengths to define a small business, high-income earners make up 24 percent of all small businesses that have employees.
Hmmm taxing the rich won’t hurt the small guy huh obama?
Wealthy earners with small businesses account for 923,000 businesses with employees. There are many more in business for themselves.