Message from the El Paso County (Colo) Sheriff's Office . . . . .
Still My Accusations Go Unanswered
by Terry Maketa, Sheriff
El Paso County, Colorado
Senator Morse has yet to defend his actions. He has name-called and talked about how offended he is, but has made no attempt to specifically answer the allegations I’ve mentioned.
I stand by my statement that his leadership had the final say in the rules being changed. He claims I should have brought it up to the Republican leadership and I did so that day. I was told the President of Senate and the committee leadership set the rules and this is how it has been all session. Morse claims it was for expediency purposes. What was the rush? [....]
The GOP Plan to Balance the Budget by 2023
The goal can be reached, with no new taxes, while increasing spending 3.4% annually instead of the current 5%.
[Blogger Note to Rep Ryan: How much sooner would budget balace at ZERO PERCENT increased spending?!?]
by Rep Paul Ryan,
March 12, 2013
America's national debt is over $16 trillion. Yet Washington can't figure out how to cut $85 billion—or just 2% of the federal budget—without resorting to arbitrary, across-the-board cuts. Clearly, the budget process is broken. In four of the past five years, the president has missed his budget deadline. Senate Democrats haven't passed a budget in over 1,400 days. By refusing to tackle the drivers of the nation's debt—or simply to write a budget—Washington lurches from crisis to crisis.
House Republicans have a plan to change course. On Tuesday, we're introducing a budget that balances in 10 years—without raising taxes. How do we do it? We stop spending money the government doesn't have. Historically, Americans have paid a little less than one-fifth of their income in taxes to the federal government each year. But the government has spent more. [....]
Sugar and Spice Could Save Your Life
by Peggy Layton,
Personal Liberty Digest
March 11, 2013
There are some pantry items that I believe are very important to have on hand in any emergency situation. They are sugar, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. I strongly advise you to store these items and get used to using them so you will think of them in a crisis situation. They could save you a trip to the emergency room and possibly even save your life.
Sugar Stops Bleeding
Sugar in the pantry may not be good for your health, but it will heal wounds and stop them from bleeding. My grandma told me that she learned this method from her grandmother. It has been passed down from generation to generation that sugar heals wounds and burns as well. It is totally amazing to note how fast wounds heal when sugar is applied.
When I was a child and any of us children got wounded, scraped with nasty cuts or if we bit our tongue, my mom would grab the sugar jar and pack our mouth or wound with sugar. When I was young I fell on a barbed wire fence that was partially lying on the ground, and the barbed wire cut my leg almost to the bone. It was bleeding profusely. My grandma and my mom [....]
Then Thank God for the Koch Brothers
by John Ransom,
March 14, 2013
Donald6189 wrote: Sort of, but not quite on topic, just wondering if anyone has come up with a tshirt with the caption "The government went on Sequestration and all I got was this lousy economy!"?
Sort of fits with the topic just not completely. - This Jobs Report Not Actual Size
Dear Comrade Don,
Actually it doesn’t fit with the topic, nor is it correct. It’s not even funny.
The economy was lousy before sequestration. Sequestration is aimed at improving the economy even though the politicians would have you believe otherwise.
The only problem I have with sequestration is that it didn’t start a long time ago and it isn’t big enough.
As Mark Twain once observed of [....]
Falkland Islanders Vote to keep British Rule
by Marcos Brinndicci; Juan Bustamante,
March 12, 2013
Residents of the Falkland Islands voted almost unanimously to stay under British rule in a referendum aimed at winning global sympathy as Argentina intensifies its sovereignty claim.
The official count on Monday showed 99.8 percent of islanders voted in favor of remaining a British Overseas Territory in the two-day poll, which was rejected by Argentina as a meaningless publicity stunt. There only three "no" votes out of about 1,500 cast.
"Surely this must be the strongest message we can get out to the world," said Roger Edwards, one of the Falklands' assembly's eight elected members.
"That we are content, that we wish to retain the status quo ... with the right to determine our own future and not become a colony of Argentina."
Pro-British feeling is running [....]
How to Get Welfare Spending Under Control
by Robert Rector; Rachael Sheffield,
March 11, 2013
Since the beginning of the War on Poverty, government has spent nearly $20 trillion (adjusted for inflation) on means-tested welfare assistance for the poor. Means-tested programs provide cash, food, housing, medical care, and social services to poor and low-income Americans. Another name for these programs is assistance to the poor or anti-poverty spending.
Currently, total annual welfare spending costs taxpayers nearly $1 trillion annually. The majority of welfare spending is funded by the federal government, making welfare spending a significant portion of the federal budget. Prior to the recession, one dollar in seven in total federal, state, and local government spending went to means-tested welfare. For every $1.00 spent on Social Security and Medicare, government spends 76 cents on assistance to the poor or means-tested welfare. President Obama has increased welfare spending by one-third since entering office.
President Obama’s budget plan is unsustainable. It is [....]
The Affordable Care Act Negatively Impacts the Supply of Labor
by Drew Gonshronoski,
March 11, 2013
Labor market distortions are common within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA/Obamacare). Employers are faced with uncertainty at every turn. As observed from the recently released Federal Reserve beige book, this uncertainty restrains hiring.
While substantial attention has been given to the employer side, the employee side also experiences many distortionary effects. Some of these distortions include incentives to reduce hours, not seek work, drop insurance coverage, drop dependent coverage, become divorced, or avoid marriage. It is apparent that Obamacare’s effects extend far past the number of employees a business will employ, or how many hours a week an employee will be allowed to work.
Obamacare Taxes and the Supply of Labor
Obamacare will negatively [....]
Wow. Saving Detroit was Expensive
by Michael Schaus,
March 15, 2013
Maybe President Obama didn’t significantly lower the unemployment levels, or the sea levels, or even the national debt. . . But at least he saved Detroit. And, of course, by “Detroit” the administration means: one particular company in one particular industry. (FYI: Detroit is still on the verge of Bankruptcy.)
We all know the story: America was failing. Financial institutions where tumbling due to the greedy CEOs who actually concerned themselves with delivering a substantial return to their investors. But then came Barack Obama. After throwing his weight – and your money - behind an Auto Industry recovery plan (read: General Motors Bailout, and United Auto Workers payoff initiative) the industry came booming back; marking the beginning of the great recovery.
Well. . . It turns out [....]
obama's Medicaid Trap
While Members of Congress are arguing about defunding parts of Obamacare, the rubber is meeting the road in the states. Governors and state legislatures are sweating decisions about setting up government health care exchanges and expanding the Medicaid program.
While the offer of additional federal money for Medicaid is tempting for many governors and legislatures, it is a trap. And it is just one of the reasons Obamacare doesn’t work.
>>> STATE OF CONFUSION: Maps of State Positions on Obamacare Lawsuits, Exchanges, and Medicaid Expansion
The Medicaid expansion is a crucial part of Obamacare that is supposed reduce the number of uninsured. But adding millions of people onto an already strained program doesn’t help anyone. The Medicaid program is already struggling to provide care to its core obligations—a diverse group of low-income children, disabled people, pregnant women, and seniors. So dumping more people into the program will make matters worse. Research shows that Medicaid enrollees already have worse access and outcomes than privately insured individuals.
This will have real effects on America’s needy, including [....]
The GOP Congressman who Destroyed obama's Sequestration Scare Story
by Byron York,
March 12, 2013
The Obama administration has employed a variety of tactics to frighten the public about the possible consequences of sequestration. Air-traffic control towers will be shuttered. Children will be thrown off Head Start. The nation’s guard against terrorism will be lowered.
Republicans, and in some cases the press, have poked some pretty big holes in some of the administration’s most extravagant claims. But no one has done a better job than a little-known GOP congressman, Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, who took on officials from the Centers for Disease Control at a House hearing last week.
The occasion was a meeting of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. In questions directed toward [....]
Until Next Sunday....