Maine Governor Curbs Public Assistance To ‘Able-Bodied’ Recipients Unless They Work

Ben Bullard
Personal Liberty Digest
7/25/2014

Acting on the order of Republican Governor Paul LePage, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday the State would stop administering Federal food stamp benefits to capable residents who do not hold jobs, receive job training or do volunteer work.

In a statement, the Governor explained his rationale, saying people in need “deserve a hand up, but we should not be giving able-bodied individuals a handout… We must protect our limited resources for those who are truly in need and who are doing all they can to be self-sufficient.”…

…Democratic elected leaders in Maine reportedly aren’t happy about the end of no-work food stamps, criticizing LePage for playing politics and neglecting the plight of poor people in the State’s rural areas, where the logistics of getting and keeping part-time work aren’t feasible for people who lack funds.

In June, LePage made a similar move to curb wasteful applications of public assistance, announcing a plan to end State benefits for illegal immigrants who reside in Maine. “[I]llegal aliens who choose to live in Maine are not our most vulnerable citizens,” LePage explained in a radio address discussing the proposal…

 

 

Read the complete article at Personal Liberty Digest.

 

 

 

‘A Perilous Hour:’ Sen. Sessions Rails Against Obama’s Impending Unlawful Immigration Order

Brendan Bordelon
The Daily Caller
7/28/2014

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions warned his colleagues they are fast approaching “a perilous hour” for the separation of powers between the president and Congress, delivering an impassioned denunciation of President Barack Obama’s plan to ignore Congress and grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants despite opposition from lawmakers.

Sessions spoke on the Senate floor Monday about the slew of reports indicating the White House is only days away from a major executive action on immigration…

…“We are entering a momentous week,” Sessions began, “as Congress must face the reality that President Obama is moving towards a decision whereby he would issue executive orders in direct contravention of long-established American law . . . This after Congress has explicitly refused demands to change the law to suit his desire.”

Any amnesty without congressional approval, the senator warned, “would be in contravention of his duty and his oath to see that the United States are faithfully enforced — and it would be a direct challenge to the clear powers of Congress to make laws!”

“The president’s actions are astonishing,” he continued, “[and] they’re taking our nation into exceedingly-dangerous waters . . . Such calculated action strains the constitutional structure of our republic.”…

…Sessions called for the president to “pull back” and cease promising action to special interest groups. “Simply put, that which you desire is beyond your lawful reach!” he admonished.

“Mr. President, you work for the American people,” he continued. “They don’t work for you! And they will not accept nullification of their law passed by their elected representatives. The American people are not going to accept it. They’re going to fight this. They will resist.”…

 

 

The complete article is at The Daily Caller.

 

 

 

 
Related: Jeff Sessions: This Week “Critical” For Congress to Thwart Obama’s Plans to Nullify Immigration Laws (video)

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said this week will be one of the most critical weeks in the history of the republic for Americans who want to preserve the rule of law that has made America so exceptional.

President Barack Obama is reportedly intent on granting temporary amnesty and work permits to possibly eight million more illegal immigrants once Congress goes on its August recess after this week, and Sessions said Congress has a chance this week to “make it exceedingly difficult” for Obama to go forward with his plans…

 

 
Is Boehner Ready for Obama’s Planned Constitutional Crisis?

Boehner has resisted calls to address Obama in the border crisis bill, and has generally shied away from taking on Obama head-on over DACA, even while he has ramped up his rhetoric about executive overreach in other areas.

 

 
Jeff Sessions: John Boehner “Surrenders to a Lawless President”

…At issue is the House GOP bill to address the border issue, which does not include language sought by Sessions and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to attempt to stop Obama from expanding his “deferred” deportation of certain illegal aliens to as many as six million people.

The bill includes $659 million for the border crisis and makes a few minor policy changes intended to facilitate the speedy return of tens of thousands of children who have streamed across the border this year…

 

 

Netanyahu's Popularity Soars to 82%

John Nolte
Breitbart.com
Big Government
29 Jul 2014

There has not been a majority party in Israel for decades. Israelis are as politically divided as Americans in many ways. There is no national consensus on anything. But the Israeli people have unified behind Prime Minister Netanyahu. A recent poll shows he is twice as popular in Israel as Barack Obama is in America.

The Jerusalem Post’s Herb Keinon reports that a whopping 82% of Israelis “are satisfied with Netanyahu’s performance during [the Gaza] crisis.” According to the latest Gallup poll, Obama’s current American job approval rating, in the midst of numerous crises, is 40%, with 54% disapproving….

…Also of interest is where Israelis stand on the military action currently taking place in Gaza. Israelis might be split on when the action should end, but the split is way outside of the universe where Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are operating.

As the Obama Administration repeatedly tries to backdoor Israel with misguided and ill-conceived cease-fire proposals, a whopping 87% of Israelis don’t want the Gaza action to end until the Hamas tunnels are dealt with. Of those 87%, a plurality of 46% don’t want the battle to stop until Hamas itself is toppled…

 

 

The complete article is at Big Government.

 

 

Related:  Is the Obama-Netanyahu Transcript Fake?

 

 

Israeli journalist: Kerry “recklessly managed” cease-fire talks (video)

…A leaked copy of Kerry’s framework for a humanitarian truce has come under fire for making too many concessions to Palestinians and treating Hamas, who both the U.S. and Israel consider a terrorist organization, as equal negotiating partners.

The Israeli cabinet unanimously rejected the framework and one Israeli paper ripped the document as a “betrayal.”…

 

 
Update: ‘If It Was Easy, It Would Have Been Done’: Israeli Gov’t Spokesman Talks Cease-Fire Proposals (video)

Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev was on “The Kelly File” tonight where he discussed U.S. attempts to help negotiate a cease-fire…

 

 

'No One Took Barack Obama at His Word'

Glenn Beck
Fox News Channel
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

(CAJ note: This is the transcript from Beck’s FNC program that evening saved directly from the site. Unfortunately, we no longer have a URL to the original post.)

 

 

At the end of the sixth month, President Obama looked over all he had created and said that it was very good. So he declared the seventh month a month of rest.

“The messiah” is going on vacation.

Here’s The One Thing: Obama must be tired — he’s spent the last six months transforming our country; just like he told us he would do. No one paid attention to him.

If you give me the next few minutes and look with a new perspective, you’ll see how he revealed the game plan to transform America and marketed it as “change.” Boy, was America eager for change:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Because I never thought this day would ever happen. I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, if I help him, he’s going to help me.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

How is that woman feeling now? As she continues to write her own checks for her own mortgage and fill up her own gas tank, I wonder if she’s disappointed in Barack Obama?

More people are becoming disappointed; his latest poll shows the number of Americans who “strongly disapprove” of his performance is eight points higher than those who “strongly approve.” Too many Americans believed he was a moderate during the campaign and now, all of a sudden, he’s governing from the left.

Hello? Barack Obama couldn’t have been any clearer about who he was and what he planned to do. He even told us that “community organizations” would help shape his agenda:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we’re going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. We’re going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations, so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

He mentioned that he wanted to build an AmeriCorps-type volunteer organization that would be just as strong and well-funded as the U.S. military:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

OBAMA: We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Being a community organizer is the new “it” gig: Work for the government for 10 years and your loan will be paid, but only if the loan is federalized. If that sounds a little imperial to you, don’t worry, at least your kids will still have a choice… or will they?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

REP. RAHM EMANUEL, D-ILL.: Citizenship is not an entitlement program. It comes with responsibilities…. Everybody — somewhere between the ages 18 and 25 — will serve three months of basic training and understanding in a kind of civil defense. That universal sense of service — somewhere between the ages of 18 and 25 — will give Americans, once again, a sense of what they are to be American and their contribution to a country and a common experience.

And you look at World War II — that was a draft, this is not a draft, this is universal service. It was not an accident that we started our big march towards civil rights and expanding post-World War II, because the country came through an experience together.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

It’s not a draft, it’s universal service. It’s not compulsory, it’s required. It’s not socialism, it’s social justice.

Does the book “1984″ come to mind?

Obama’s taxation policies haven’t exactly been timid either, but at least he warned us:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

OBAMA: It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance at success, too…. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Obama, a Marxist? No. No, that was just a good rule of thumb — sort of a “social justice” safety tip. It’s not like he learned that ideology very early on from his mentor — Frank Marshall Davis, an avowed communist — and from his favorite professors in college — of whom he spoke in his book, “Dreams of My Father” [sic]:

(BEGIN AUDIO CLIP)

OBAMA: I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students, the foreign students, the Chicanos, the Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk rock performance poets.

(END AUDIO CLIP)

“Oh please, Glenn. You can’t hold him to that. He was in his early 20s at the time.”

OK, can we hold him to something he said on an Illinois public radio station in 2001 when he was an Illinois state legislator?

(BEGIN AUDIO CLIP)

OBAMA: The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted. And the Warren court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties, says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you. But it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted, and one of the, I think the tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change, and in some ways we still suffer from that.”

(END AUDIO CLIP)

A document of mostly “negative liberties”? Wow, what a powerful endorsement of the most perfect political document in the history of the world. Thank you, Barack! Unfortunately, it also didn’t bring about that “redistributive change” that we — and when I say “we,” I mean Karl Marx, wanted so badly.

And we’ll need to do lots of redistributing to the poor if Obama gets his way on energy policy:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

OBAMA: Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket, even, you know, regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money; they will pass that money on to consumers.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

But thankfully those high prices will help break of us of our evil capitalist habits:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

OBAMA: We can’t drive our SUVs and, you know, eat as much as we want and keep our homes on, you know, 72 degrees at all times whether we’re living in a desert or we’re living in the tundra and then just expect that every other country’s going to say, ‘OK.’

(END VIDEO CLIP)

My studio is set to 65 degrees right now. And guess what? I don’t care if it hurts the feelings of some Frenchy Frenchman.

Boo-hoo! Cry me a river.

I’ll go on living my life how I want to live it. If that includes 18 hours of TV and Doritos, that’s my choice. Or, is it?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MICHELLE OBAMA: Barack Obama will require you to work… Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

We were promised that over and over again. We were promised a “fundamental transformation of America”:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

OBAMA: We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

He said it as plain as it can possibly be said and almost no one took him at his word. The question is, do you now?

 

 

Related:  Here’s your Peggy Joseph update:   Infamous ‘Obama will pay my gas & mortgage’ groupie: ‘He lied about everything’  (video)

…Gilbert asked Joseph if Obama helped pay the expenses she spoke of in the video clip.

“Absolutely not,” she replied. “Mortgage got worse and gas prices got higher.”

“During that time, we needed a change but not change for the worse,” Joseph explained. “He had a very big voice, just like the Wizard of Oz; the wizard was this little teeny, teeny tiny man and I think that is the same thing with Obama.”

“Not who we thought, or expected him to be,” she concluded…

 
Sorry, Peggy, but the fault was not Barack’s. Your head was so filled with “Hope and Change” you didn’t hear what he was really saying.

 

 

Valerie Jarrett Assured Insurance CEO Concerned About Losing Profits on Obamacare

The Washington Free Beacon
7/28/2014

A House Oversight Committee report reveals that the White House actively pursued ways to protect insurance companies after they threatened to raise premiums, according to the National Review.

Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett intervened when an insurance CEO threatened increasing premiums by up to 20 percent. She assured the CEO that certain provisions in Obamacare would prevent insurance companies from losing money…

 

 

The article continues at The Washington Free Beacon.

 

 
Update: Valerie Jarrett Personally Soothed Nervous Insurers Who Were Asking For Obamacare Bailout

…Just including the 15 companies the Oversight Committee interviewed, taxpayers could be on the hook for $725 million in 2014. The report concluded that the changes to the program could cost taxpayers $1 billion by the end of the year.

 

 

Morning commute in London, 27 July 2014.

29 July 2014

Here is “diversity and multi-culturalism” in action. 27 July 2014, Monday morning commute through the Blackwall Tunnel, London.

Coming to a city near you.

 

 

 

 

Update: Al Qaeda and Islamic State Flags in London’s Tunnels…

…This is definitely a “red flag”.

Once Jihadists start to appear in public with the “black and inscription” flag of al Qaeda and ISIS, you are in the presence of the roots of forthcoming Jihadi action…

 

 

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