New York Democrat Anthony Weiner the left-wing radical mouthpiece known for self-righteous rant’s accusing conservatives for just about everything wrong in the world admits he’s a pervert. After weeks of denying the lewd pictures on Twitter where not him, surprise they are, real shocker huh, The fun part is to watch the lamestream media fall all over itself trying to make excuses for there guy. Then contrast this with how conservative’s are treated, remember N.Y . Republican Chris Lee. Every major network did segments on this idiot, NBC didn’t even cover the Weinergate story at first and the rest spent more time bashing conservatives then looking into Weiner’s bizarre behavior. Weiner’s perverted activity is unfortunately just another sign of just how pathetic our system has become. This little weasel is just another pathetic little man who practices the “shout it out louder” politics of the far left. Anyone who doesn’t the tow the line of the far-left is instantly labeled as “racist, nazi, nuts…..” Just pick one an say it over and over each time getting louder and you can join there little club. All this would just be background noise except there buddies in the media just further the noise with there bias. The Ryan budget is a perfect example, pervert Weiner has been one of the loudest liberal howlers accusing Ryan of of everything from wanting to kill grandma to microwaving puppies. Can you imagine how the jackals would howl if a conservative would of produced an ad showing Obama pushing a soldier in wheelchair off a cliff. But I saw almost no mention of the Democrats ad showing a Paul Ryan looking character wheeling granny to cliff’s edge and launching her off the side. Just like past liberal Democrats you can be sure the media will downplay this perverts actions just like past incidents. All you need to do is to look back in recent history to see how the lamestream media will cover Weinergate. Remember Democrat Barney Framk’s claims he knew nothing about his gay lover running a male prostitution ring out of his home. Or Bill Clinton having sex in the White House with Monica Lewinsky a girl the same age as his daughter. Or even as recently as John Edwards cheating on his wife while she was dying from cancer. It’s fair game when guys like Craig, Lee and Ensign are reported on, it’s a shame the country is so let down by the media bias. You know if there was an (R) in front of there names the media would of acted just a bit differently. So expect more to come out about Rep. Anthony Weiners perversions just don’t expect to see much on ABC,CBS,NBS,CNN,MSNBC,PBS,NPR or any of the dozens of George Soros propaganda blogs.
While Harry the Hypocrite and his fellow Democrats cry about the big oil companies profits old Harry is helping to screw the taxpayer again. As usual the Democrats are playing the game of “Its ok when we do it, but bad whenever our opponents do it”. Kinda like during the presidential campaign when Obama received twice the dirty money from “Wall Street” but yet they still bashed Republicans as those evil takers of Wall Street money. Harry and his friends “Do as I say, not as I do” politics are a joke. While they whine and cry and demand transpareny from corporate america they turn around and fight against transparency for there big unions supporters. They advocate for laws like the “Fairness Doctrine” aimed at muzzling conservative talk radio but have no problem with 95% of the media that happens to tilt in there favor. During the recent debate on what fat to cut out of the federal budget old Harry just could not bear to see his “Cowboy Poetry” earmark cut but raising taxes was ok. With the price of gold and other minerals skyrocketing why should’nt the companies many whom are foreign not be asked to pay there fair share. Its bad enough that friends of the Obama adminstration like G.E. don’t pay any taxes but why are we letting foreign corporate mining interests slide by scott free?
Minerals Mined on Federal Land Spared Taxes, Aided by Senator Reid
By William Lajeunesse
While Democrats rip into oil and gas companies for failing to pay their “fair share” because of tax breaks Congress gave them, another special interest break they’re not talking about is the billions of dollars worth of gold, silver, uranium and other minerals that mining companies take off federal lands for which they pay nothing.
“They don’t pay a dime, not a penny for the gold and uranium they remove from public lands,” says Steve Ellis of Taxpayers for Common Sense. “Virtually every other country in world charges a royalty on hard rock minerals. It is absurd that we don’t do this.”
Both mining and oil companies pay corporate taxes, and both get generous write-offs in the tax code.
But mining companies get two huge subsidies oil companies do not: leases and royalties.
Mining entities pay no more than $5 an acre for land from which they extract billions of dollars worth of minerals. By contrast, multinational oil and gas firms are required to competitively bid against one another just for the right to drill on specific leases. Those bids typically pay taxpayers from tens to hundreds of millions of dollars, depending on how much oil a company believes is in the field.
A royalty or fee represents an annual percentage the federal government charges based on the value of the resource extracted from public lands. For oil and other fuel sources, the numbers are in the double-digits.
The government receives 12.5 percent in royalties for onshore oil and gas while the royalties for offshore drilling amount to18.75 percent. For coal, that number is 8 percent for underground mining and 12.5 percent for surface mining.
For gold, silver, uranium and copper mining: 0 percent
Reformers in Congress tried to raise the last figure but failed.
In 1993, the House passed a bill imposing an 8 percent royalty, but Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., helped kill an agreement in the Senate. In 2007, West Virginia Rep. Nick Rahall helped pass a bill in the House that imposed a 4 percent royalty on gross revenue on existing operations and 8 percent on new operations. Again Reid stepped in, saying the House bill “won’t stand over here.”
“When you talk about collecting a royalty off the top, irrespective of production costs, that is an unsustainable situation,” said Carol Raulston of the National Mining Association.
In 2008, according to the National Mining Association, about $20 billion worth of metals were sold in the U.S. from mines here covered by existing law. With a 4 percent royalty, that translates into at least a $4 billion in payments for minerals owned by U.S. taxpayers.
“This is a pirate story with the public lands profiteers robbing the American people blind,” Rahall said in November 2007. “The robbery of American gold and silver must stop.”
But it hasn’t.
Since taking office, Reid has received $750,000 in campaign contributions from the mining industry, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That number includes $127,000 from Nevada’s two largest gold producers in the 2010 election. Together, those two companies had profits of $5 billion last year yet they paid taxpayers nothing for minerals taken off public lands.
“Senator Reid through the years has aligned himself with those interests to thwart mining law reforms time and time again,” Ellis said.
While Ellis and others blame Reid, the mining association is happy to have him in their corner.
“Senator Reid is one among many who don’t want to see domestic mining killed off in this country,” Raulston said.
According to Yahoo Finance, three of the 10 most profitable industries in the U.S. right now are in mining, including copper, gold and silver, which enjoy a 47 percent net-profit margin. Oil and gas exploration, by contrast, ranks 50th with a net margin of 11 percent.
Yet oil and gas are singled out, particularly by Reid.
“We should all agree, in the interest of fairness, common sense and saving taxpayer money that we can cut out corporate welfare to those big oil firms who need it the least,” Reid said last week.
“Senator Reid has always been open to reasonable hardrock mining reform that protects jobs while ensuring the industry pays its fair share,” a Reid spokesman said. “However, I’d want to change the subject too if I had to defend billions in government giveaways to big oil corporations with gas prices so high in Nevada and across the country.”
President Obama weighed in on Saturday, noting that the “American people shouldn’t be subsidizing oil companies at a time when they’re making near-record profits.”
Gold and silver both closed last week near record highs.
The Republicas have started to take the axe to our monsterous federal government but have failed so far to cut anything really meaningful like shutting down the Federal Department of Re-Education or ending subsidizes for ethanol and other corporate easter eggs. Halting funding to NPR and PBS is a great start, why in hell should taxpayers give one dime to these propaganda arms of the Democratic Party. In the age of the internet and 500 channel cable and satellite what purpose do these boondoggles serve? The Federal Government has no business funding propaganda for any political party. If the shows on PBS and NPR are so wonderfull let the people who watch them pay for them. Or better yet let the billionaire hollywood morons pay to support “The Arts”, they have plenty of cash to give to political campaigns let them put up or shut up. Obama’s own debt commision chaired by a Democrat proposed ending this old dog.
In 2009 PBS President Paula Kerger received $632,233 in compensation, while NPR President Emeritus Kevin Klose received more than $1.2 million. If these “NON-PROFITS” can afford to payout those’s kind’s of salaries they certaintly do not need taxpayer subsidizes. The liberals moan and cry that ‘it’s not that much” but when you add thousands of these government together you start to see serious money adding up to tens of billions of dollars. A 2005 Treasury report found 24.5 billions dollars in unreconciled transactions, these are funds auditors cannot account for The government knows that $25 billion was spent by someone, somewhere, on something, but auditors do not know who spent it, where it was spent, or on what it was spent. A recent audit revealed that between 1997 and 2003, the Defense Department purchased and then left unused approximately 270,000 commercial airline tickets at a total cost of $100 million. Even worse, the Pentagon never bothered to get a refund for these fully refundable tickets. Another recent audit revealed that employees of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) diverted millions of dollars to personal purchases through their government-issued credit cards. Sampling 300 employees’ purchases over six months, investigators estimated that 15 percent abused their government credit cards at a cost of $5.8 million. Taxpayer-funded purchases included Ozzy Osbourne concert tickets, tattoos, lingerie, bartender school tuition, car payments, and cash advances. The USDA has pledged a thorough investigation, but it will have a huge task: 55,000 USDA credit cards are in circulation, including 1,549 that are still held by people who no longer work at the USDA. The Defense Department has uncovered its own credit card scandal. Over one recent 18-month period, Air Force and Navy personnel used government-funded credit cards to charge at least $102,400 for admission to entertainment events, $48,250 for gambling, $69,300 for cruises, and $73,950 for exotic dance clubs and prostitutes.
How about getting rid of the hundreds of overlapping programs, if you start at the local level and work your way up through city, county, state and then federal you have so much overlap in programs that nothing get’s accomplished, yet alone getting done effeciently. The Dept of Re-Education is a poster child for that, how many bureacrats do we need meddling with our kids schooling, add to that the political agendas and you can see the mess. Education should be a local communities decision, to many folks in the education business are more concerned with teaching our kids what to think, not how to think. And I certaintly don’t want some political appointee in Washington having any say in how kids are educated. The countries with the healthiest economies also have the lowest government worker to civilian worker ratios. Smaller government frees people to innovate and prosper without unknown bureaucrats putting up roadblocks and bureacracy. Governmment is an evil necessary but it doesn’t need to be a boot on the throat of the citizen.
342 economic development programs;
130 programs serving the disabled;
130 programs serving at-risk youth;
90 early childhood development programs;
75 programs funding international education, cultural, and training exchange activities;
72 federal programs dedicated to assuring safe water;
50 homeless assistance programs;
45 federal agencies conducting federal criminal investigations;
40 separate employment and training programs;
28 rural development programs;
27 teen pregnancy programs;
26 small, extraneous K-12 school grant programs;
23 agencies providing aid to the former Soviet republics;
19 programs fighting substance abuse;
17 rural water and waste-water programs in eight agencies;
17 trade agencies monitoring 400 international trade agreements;
12 food safety agencies;
11 principal statistics agencies; and
Four overlapping land management agencies.
By Susan Jones
(CNSNews.com) – Two Republican senators on Friday introduced a bill to stop taxpayer subsidies to public radio and television.
Since 2001, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has received nearly $4 billion in taxpayer money for National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said with the nation on the brink of bankruptcy, some decisions to cut spending are difficult — but not this one:
“Americans struggling to make ends meet shouldn’t be forced to fund public broadcasting when there are already thousands of choices for educational and entertainment programming on the television, radio and Web,” DeMint said. “President Obama’s own bipartisan debt commission proposed ending these unnecessary subsidies to public broadcasting. NPR boasts that it only gets 2 percent of its funding from taxpayers and PBS gets about 15 percent, so these programs should be able to find a way to stand on their own.”
Coburn called subsidies for public broadcasting “indefensible.” “The federal government has no business picking winners and losers in today’s highly competitive media environment. NPR and CPB will do just fine without largesse from Washington,” Coburn added.
CPB was incorporated as a private, nonprofit corporation under the authority of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, and its first taxpayer subsidy in 1969 was $5 million. In the current fiscal year, CPB is slated to receive $430 million from taxpayers, and President Obama recently asked for an increase to $451 million, the senators said.
PBS President Paula Kerger received $632,233 in compensation in 2009, according to the tax forms that nonprofits must file, while NPR President Emeritus Kevin Klose received more than $1.2 million in compensation.
DeMint and Coburn also noted that in 2010, NPR accepted a $1.8 million grant from the Open Society Foundation, backed by liberal financier George Soros, to hire 100 reporters. Additionally, NPR has an endowment of over $200 million, they said in a news release.
When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the national debt stood at $8,670,596,242,973.04. The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi’s Speakership on December 22, 2010 the national debt was $13,858,529,371,601.09 – a roughly $5.2 trillion increase in just four years. Furthermore, the year over year federal deficit has roughly quadrupled during Pelosi’s four years as speaker, from $342 billion in fiscal year 2007 to an estimated $1.6 trillion at the end of fiscal year 2010
As “Not My Fault” Pelosi is purged from her house leadership spot she will leave the country in such bad shape all citizens will be left worse off. The $5.2 BILLION of debt left by Democrats and Nancy Pelosi is roughly 40% of the United States debt in just FOUR YEARS. The Republicans where bad enough but the Democrats under Nancy Pelosi’s leadership has left our country in such horrendous finacial shape every citizen’s future will be less well off then when this uber far-left liberal paraded into washington. The wastefull spending reached such a feeding frenzy it will take accounts decades to account for the lunacy. Nancy Pelosi is a poster child for everything evil in politics, she pushed through an unprecidented growth in the federal government which will choke each taxpayer to the breaking point for years to come. Pelosi and her fellow Democrats basically robbed every taxpayer while destroying any possibilty for us to have better lives then our parents. The reckless spending has decimated the spending power of every single American and left bills our childrens children will be responsible for. The Democrats since World War II have been the majority party for all but a few years and just keep adding to the already obscene growth in the federal government. As state and local governments cut budgets to the bone the politicians in washington just keeping dreaming up more repulsive ways for the federal bureacracy to control our lives. Most Americans taxpayers see little return for there hard earned dollars the politicans litteraly steal out of our wallets every day. As burdensome as local taxes are most of us can see better roads, safer streets or better schools. Taxpayers derive little bang for our buck returned by federal spending. Why should taxpayers in mid-western states be forced to bail out larger states like California or New York because there politicians spent there revenues on social welfare programs and bloated union workforces. The state houses in the worse shape are run by Pelosi’s fellows Democrats and or “RHINO” liberal Republicans. The politicians in these states spend taxpayers incomes more on base building and payback to campaign backers then on fiscally responsible projects. When our families spend money we don’t have there are severe repercussions rangeing from bankruptcy to severly diminshed lifestyles. When politicians like Nancy Pelosi do it there rewarded with luxerious lifestyles and future wealth that most of us can ever imagine. The sooner Americans wake up and send these elitist packing the better chance our families will be.
These hollywood jackasses continue to amaze me every time they run there mouths. Now possible one of the worst actors in hollywood who banks millions of dollars a movie thinks CEO’s are overpaid. This from a guy who is in a completely useless industry which is famous for cheating on taxes. Just about every movie blockbustrer made is written of as “losing money”. Is there really any other occupation in the history of mankind whose participants are so grossly overpaid. For the most part actors are barely educated malcontents who contribute nothing to the human experience. Could there really be a more dysfunctional group of humans outside of congress then these clowns. Why is it they feel so supererior to the rest of us they think we give a shit what they think about anything. The biggest disappointment I have in are culture is how much worship the public gives to these idiots. Everytime I see one of these “actors” sitting in front of congress giving testimony I feel like democracy has failed. There are so many middle-class folks busting there ass everyday many doing more for mankind in one hour then these “actors” will do in there entire existence. I laugh every time these “actors” show up on TV tying to guilt the public into giving up hard earned income for another “cause of the month”. Ever notice when these folks make a big deal about raising money for a charity there clothes, jewelry and limousines are worth more then there “donation”. These “actors” are so often outred as hypocrites its hard to keep track, whether its Jane Fonda bitching about guns while her husband is busted for illegally carrying one or some other actor whining about global warming then hopping into the Hummer. Please Ben shut the F@%$ up.
Actor Who Made $12.5 Million for ‘Gigli’ Says Corporate CEOs are Overpaid
Written by Doug Powers
It’s the holidays, which means the Hollywood limo libs just keep on delivering the gifts — unintentional laughs that is.
On Tuesday’s Morning Edition, actor Ben Affleck was selling his new movie about corporate layoffs, Company Men, and anchorman Steve Inskeep carefully led the left-wing actor onto a soapbox to lecture about the immorality of American capitalism and financiers who do nothing but “move money back and forth”:
INSKEEP: There’s a line in Company Men that’s staying with me. Tommy Lee Jones is at a corporate conference table. Someone else at the conference table is discussing their plans to lay off a bunch of workers. And nearly all the workers being laid off are older, which could be construed as being wrong or illegal. Someone at the table says: “Oh, no. This is going to pass legal scrutiny.” And Jones responds: “I always thought we aimed for a little higher standard than that.”
AFFLECK: That speaks so perfectly to people’s feelings about our country. It’s like it’s just about getting by, or people can like let people go if they can get away with it, that there’s no deeper sense of right or wrong. The banks shouldn’t — people shouldn’t make such a giant profit off just moving money back and forth. And CEOs’ pay shouldn’t be 200 times the average worker. It used to be nine times Let’s throw Gigli, the disastrous movie that Affleck received $12.5 million to make, out of the mix and use a lower figure for comparison. Affleck reportedly earned a paltry $10 million for The Sum of All Fears. Let’s consider other “average workers” in that field. For example, according to the median salary for a camera operator in the television motion picture industry in Los Angeles is just over $80,000 per year.
Affleck makes in the neighborhood of 125 times more than that on one movie. Factor in an entire year and he probably earns in the neighborhood of 500 times the “average worker” in his industry — maybe a lot more.
Before we start regulating CEO pay, maybe we should start with actors. The Hollywood left likes the idea of creeping socialism, just as long as it doesn’t creep any farther west than San Bernardino.
**Written by Doug Powers
As Obama, Reid and Pelosi jet around on the tax payer’s dime trying to raise campaign funds
the bills keep adding up. Every where these crooks go the entourage of crap that follow these visits are costing taxpayers plenty. These politicians are not Kings and Queens but they sure expect the royal treatment. Estimated costs for jetting around in AF-1 is estimated at $280 million dollars an year as of 2009, and remember there’s two 747’s.
AF-1 Cost To Taxpayers
AF-1 Operating Cost
Don’t forget the cost’s related to military cargo planes carrying limousines, Secret Service and assorted equiptment. You can also add to that costs for multiple USAF fighters and tankers fly Combat Air Patrols. There is often a spare aircraft to backup AF-1 somewhere nearby. Don’t forget the U.S. Government has a huge fleet of jets just to fly members of the house and senate along with cabinet members and assorted bureaucrats. What do you think all this luxury travel costs you every year, guess what they have no clue what these 1,400 aircraft cost. As of 2002 it was $700 million dollars a year.
GAO Inaccurate Aircraft Costs
Now these jackals are flying family around on your dime, campaigning and going to fundraisers with fat cats with miniscule reimbursement. I thought Obama was the “Green President”, why not use tele-conferencing for most of these deals. Obama makes a big deal about a few useless solar panels on the White House, then hops into AF-1 burning $68,000 per hour of fuel and spewing hydrocarbons into the atmosphere. Its time this bullshit ends, unless its government biz they can pay for there own plane. There’s no reason that cabinet members and bureaucrats can’t fly on commercial aircraft. You know whether your a Democrat or a Republican all these bills are paid for out of your paycheck.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of her family and staff took 85 tax-paid trips on military aircraft between March 2, 2009, and June 7, 2010, according to new documents uncovered by Judicial Watch.
Pelosi’s daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons were on the June 20, 2009, flight from Andrews AFB to San Francisco where Pelosi resides, according to the documents. On July 2, 2010, Pelosi took a grandson on a flight from Andrews to Travis AFB, north of San Francisco.
Judicial Watch obtained the documents as a result of a January 25, 2009, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
Previous documents received by the non-profit watchdog group revealed that Pelosi’s travel “cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol,” according to Judicial Watch.
“For example, purchases for one Pelosi-led congressional delegation traveling from Washington, DC, through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq May 15-20, 2008 included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.”
“Pelosi’s abusive use of military aircraft demonstrates a shocking lack of regard for the American taxpayer and the men and women who serve in the U.S. Air Force. Speaker Pelosi may have a frequent flyer record for taxpayer-financed luxury jet travel,”