Showing posts with label Democratic Party. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Statement on House Republican Rejection of Proposed Budget

budget (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013)
Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following a vote by the House Appropriations Committee to “pass by indefinitely” his introduced budget, which closes the health care coverage gap and invests in Virginia state employees, teachers, sheriffs, first responders and a host of other core priorities:

“I am disappointed that House Republicans voted today to continue Washington-style gridlock instead of accepting a budget that includes a responsible proposal to bring billions of federal dollars back to Virginia to close the health care coverage gap and invest in core priorities like education and mental health.

“The budget I proposed offers a real opportunity for compromise by allowing a two-year pilot for Medicaid expansion and using the $225 million in savings we will incur over the biennium to support a 2% pay raise for state employees and teachers, provide Line of Duty funding for first responders and their families, and invest in the Virginia Retirement System.  Unfortunately, these priorities took a backseat to political ideology today, as did the 400,000 Virginians who would benefit from expanded health care. As this special session moves forward, I remain eager to work with Republicans and Democrats to end this standoff by passing a budget that funds our priorities and closes the health care coverage gap.”
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Governor McAuliffe Releases FY2015-16 Budget as Special Session Begins

McAuliffe speaking at Frying Pan Park in Hernd...
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McAuliffe budget closes health care coverage gap, invests in key priorities

Richmond, VA – As the General Assembly begins its special session today, Governor Terry McAuliffe released a two-year budget for the legislature to consider and pass in order to conclude its work for the year. The Governor’s budget is based on the budget introduced by his predecessor at the beginning of the legislative session, with 104 amendments that reflect the Governor’s priorities, including using Virginians’ own federal tax dollars to close the health care coverage gap.

“This budget is balanced and responsible, and it reflects the pressing urgency to take action to use our own tax dollars to cover up to 400,000 Virginia families over the next two years,” said Governor McAuliffe. “By accepting those dollars and realizing the hundreds of millions savings we will reap in this budget by closing the coverage gap, we will also be able to increase Virginia’s commitment to state employees, teachers, first responders, and many other essential functions of our state government.

“At the urging of Republicans in the House of Delegates, I have agreed to introduce a two-year pilot program to close the health care coverage gap so that we can provide coverage now, and reevaluate at the end of those two years. This proposal gives Virginia the flexibility to ensure that the program works for our citizens and our budget before moving forward. And I am pleased to announce that the federal government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has advised Virginia that we can end the program without penalty if it does not serve Virginians well over those two years.

“Passing this budget, which closes the health care coverage gap and invests in our core priorities, is the right thing to do for Virginia families. I am eager to get to work with Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate to find common ground so that we can end this stalemate, pass a budget and bring our federal dollars home to help 400,000 people access care that is essential to healthy and productive lives.

“Now is the time to put politics aside and act for the good of the families we serve. Virginians have waited long enough.”

Below are highlights of the Governor’s budget:

Closing the Healthcare Coverage Gap:
ü  2-Year Pilot, with federal approval to withdraw if necessary
ü  Up to 400,000 Virginians Covered
ü  $225 Million in Net Savings
ü  Bring Our Taxpayer Dollars Back to Virginia
ü  No Permanent Obligation

New investments in the McAuliffe Budget:
ü  $100 million in the Virginia Health Reform and Innovation Fund for future healthcare costs
ü  $76 million as a reserve payment for the Virginia Retirement System
ü  2% salary increase for state employees, K-12 teachers and support personnel, college and university faculty , constitutional officers and state-supported local employees
ü  $17 million for Line of Duty Act
ü  $8.9 million for mental health
ü  $7.1 million for land conservation
ü  $7.4 million for pre-K funding
ü  $5.4 million for the cost of competing
ü  $3.2 million of “Hold Harmless” funding for schools
ü  $4.8 million for extended school year grants
ü  $5.1 million in unappropriated balance
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Monday, March 10, 2014

Beware The Agenda 21 Protesters

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at the Lighthouse Worship Center, having started at 2:00PM and running straight to 5:00 PM was a special program open to the public and covering issues that are often referred to as Agenda 21. Agenda 21 purports to affect every American's life on a multitude of levels from wetland mitigation, climate change, public schooling, community planning, housing, personal property, health care and much more.

It was estimated that somewhere in the neighborhood of just over 300 people showed up for this event with several people having traveled several hours to do so. Most of the people who attended were what are often referred to as conservative in nature. Not right wing even though some may take that credit, we understand what the meaning of right wing means today and what it used to mean. There is a substantial difference between the past meaning and the present.

(Conservative:  Meaning;  1 disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restoretraditional ones, and to limit change.
cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate.
traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: conservativesuit.

People who care about their community and the future that we all seem to be heading towards. People who are trying to do what they feel is right and what is best for everyone and not just themselves. It is very important that these distinctions be pointed out and made very clear. Because our next concern is the content of the meeting that we are about to address and it is going to offend the people who attended this meeting. It's what we like to call;

Bait And Switch:

Two main speakers gave their views during the vast majority of the 3 hours allotted for the meeting. Most of what they communicated, we would have to say, we agreed with the majority of it. Climate change is nothing more than a religion and has no real science behind it in the views of many. Agenda 21 is a culmination of a multitude of concepts and planning that is very quickly stripping away the rights of all American's. Again, we do not disagree.

But now here is where we highly disagree with what took place at this meeting. The tools, books, DVD's newsletters, pamphlets, and more were all designed to make anyone who tries to use these tools look like complete idiots. They are some of the least professional, highly disturbing pieces of crap put together and the folks at this meeting were told that to expect to be told that these tools would not work but what the folks who are using them need to do is go in groups and demand to know why politicians would not sign them and demand that they be signed anyway. I looked at a bunch of these forms myself and I would never sign them as they; ARE NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE!!!!!!

These two speakers, in our opinion, were very slick Washington, DC con men leading good people down a very dangerous and narrow path. These jokers tell a great story, and they have a very conservative pitch which is what makes them so appealing to a certain class of people, but it does not appear that the people are really looking at the end game of these jokers.

One of the tools that was given to the people at this meeting is called a “Resolution To Protect Citizen's Property Rights”, which must be read very very carefully. What it boils down to is the full shut down of planning by anyone in the county if anyone in any county could ever get this insane document signed by their county officials. If county officials did ever sign and agree to this, then the state would have to come in and take over the planning and the state is not going to sign any document like this nor give any bearing to one signed by county officials. It's dead from the very start because no county official would ever sign it. Besides, it would also be thrown out of court should it ever make it that far. No judge would ever uphold the document in our view.

What those who attended the meeting were told is to expect that county officials would not sign it, but not to accept that issue and keep fighting it anyway, not being told the real nature of why no county official would ever sign. That makes the group of folks trying to push something like this through look like a bunch of nuts. Well, if they did not read the document and understand how nuts the document is, then they are a bunch of nuts. AHHA! We start to see how these jokers work and how it very much appears they are working against the folks they profess to be trying to help.

Next on our list of nutty goof ball ideas spreading around the meeting came from the Virginia Christian Alliance. We do mean nutty goof ball ideas. Here is what this one is about.

Petition For Impeachment of Attorney General
Mark Herring:

First, the document is under a 2013 copyright by the Virginia Christian Alliance, strike one. We are going to make a copy of this that will be watermarked for news use only, therefore allowing us to make a copy to show everyone the document. This petition only states that the folks who signed the petitions want Mark Herring impeached. The reason? Good question. It isn't very clear. It's a bunch of mumbo jumbo concepts and no real reason actually stated. Only opinions are given as to why Mark Herring should be impeached. Yeah, I would worry about a petition like that. No, not really. It has no chance of happening. It only sounds good to those upset by the Gay Marriage ban being lifted.

No law is cited that Mark broke and no law is cited that Mark has failed to uphold. No chance of the petition having any chance of doing anything. It's a farce and a waste of time with the exception of seeing who the dissidents are who were willing to sign such a petition. For that part, it's rather valuable.

Now there is also the free copy of the magazine they were giving away, not worth the price of free. Again, it has a very conservative style writing to it on the surface. When you actually dig down and look at what they are writing about and how they are choosing their articles, it's not so conservative. It's more conservative socialism or conservative fascism or conservative communism. It is not conservative capitalism however. The magazine is titled, “New American”, which says it all.

We prefer the old style American ways of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Not the fascist conservative right wing. Again, there lies more issues, the people at this meeting were not what anyone would call fascists or socialists or communists by any means. They were old fashioned and were brought up and taught a much different America than what is presently taught. When polled, I do not recall seeing anyone raise their hands when it was asked if there was anyone in the audience under the age of 40. Everyone in the audience was 40 plus years and older. A different form of education at a very different level.

The Fight:

What people were told where they must take a stand and narrow their focus is on property rights. We have to ask, what good are property rights if all other rights are taken away? The right to privacy, the right to a fair trial, the right to keep and bear arms and on and on...... Eventually your property rights can be taken away once all your other rights are taken away from you.

You can protect your property rights by protecting all of your rights and demanding that local, state and national governmental bodies adhere to the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, or the State Constitution and the state Bill of Rights, if your state happens to have those. You watch everything your government officials do. You ask a lot of questions and hold representatives accountable for their actions.

You ignore these traveling road show, slick Washington, DC hucksters, who talk a nice talk but lead you down the wrong roads in our view.

We will be bringing you the entire meeting on YouTube once it's all finished. It's 3 hours worth of meeting time. We are going to break the entire meeting up into 3 segments. It's several days worth of work on our part. We will also be showing you their documents as well. We will once again go over all the areas that are wrong with these documents. It was not a waste of time attending the meeting, but it sure was a major disappointment.

In Conclusion:

Beware the Agenda 21 protesters. It's not so much what they are fighting for is wrong, but it is heavily misguided. These are honest hard working folks who are trying to protect not only their own rights, but the rights of everyone. The issues are that they have been given tools that do not work by people whom, in our opinion, do not want their tools to work, and are designed to make conservative people look like fools. It is for reasons like this that many in our own organization are not Republicans nor Democrats, nor Libertarians, nor socialists nor communists or belong to any political party. It's become a complete fools game that we all refuse to play. So we beat all of them up here on this site with equal fervor.

From Jim Marrs: Rule by Secrecy, Perennial Books, Page 98;

The objectives of the IPS, (Institute for Policy Studies), came from an agenda laid down for it by the British Round Table.... one of the most notable being to create the “New Left” as a grassroots movement in the U.S. IPS was to engender strife and unrest and spread chaos like a wildfire out of control, proliferate the “Ideas” of left-wing nihilistic socialism, support unrestricted use of drugs of all types, and be the “Big Stick” with which to beat the United States political establishment. (Nihilism: Denial of all reality; rejection of all religious and moral principles: Opposition to all constituted authority or government).

Another goal of the IPS stated, “the dismantling of all economic, political, social, and cultural institutions in the United States”. All of this is done while maintaining a facade of a liberal scholarly research center.”

It would appear that there are much larger forces at work than Agenda 21. How hard is it to undermine the opposition when invited right through the front door? Agenda 21 is a United Nations document that people are being suckered into fighting against, which means they are accepting UN mandates. Why would anyone fight the UN when we should be fighting for our Constitutional Rights as well as our Bill of Rights which by US law, has no higher authority?

Instead the questions should be asked, who elected any of the United Nations officials and or politicians to begin with, and what charter are they working from, under what authority?

Our notes to those who attended the meeting and are now reading this article; Please note that right wing no longer means what it once did nor does conservatism. There are no names now for those of us from the old school. We no longer fit in the paradigm of the new political system and that is by design. This is partially what causes such great grief in so many older people in this nation today. Most do not understand that the meanings of words have dramatically been altered without your knowledge or consent. Isn't that what your parents told you when you were young about the way you were using words? Gay once meant happy. Cool once referred to the weather outside. Groovy, what the hell? The term “man” referred to a male person and not a general answer to everything and to everyone. The list is very long on how we accepted and changed the meaning of words without our parents consent or knowledge. Now we are under the same issues our parents once faced with the meanings of words.
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Obama Can't Get Dems To Back Horrible Trade Deal

*U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman -- President Barack Obama's top trade official -- ventured into it Tuesday evening, meeting with a group of liberal leaders in a ritual known as Common Purpose -- an off-the-record weekly gathering that features an administration official and representatives of the Democratic coalition, from labor and environmental groups to consumer advocates and online progressive groups.

Froman's appearance was part of a stepped-up charm offensive the U.S. trade representative is waging, hoping to soften liberal opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the free trade deal Obama is attempting to cut with Asian nations. The same day, Froman spoke publicly at the Democratic-aligned think tank Center for American Progress. GOP leaders in Congress support the trade pact, which is still being negotiated. But Democratic opposition is broad in both the House and Senate, making Froman's mission critical if the Obama administration hopes to clear the agreement through Congress when it is finished. And if the reception at the Common Purpose gathering is any indication, a lot more charm will be needed. The liberal coalition was unusually unified -- against the administration...* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

Our Notes:  Sorry, republicans won't claim him and do not want him either.  He's a democrat.  Not that either party is worth anything anyway.  They are really both the same that play the people and the people can't figure that out.

  The overall arguments given are on the right track but still misguided as to party politics.  It's just part and parcel to the New World Order.  It's not a good deal for anyone.  It just takes away more rights and leaves less for the people.
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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Buck Sexton Show, 12/28/13 Podcast Conservative Radio Show

Rush Limbaugh
Cover of Rush Limbaugh

We played some of the radio show to get a feel for the Buck Sexton Show.  Aired out of New York, Buck Sexton seems to be a new up and commer.  We are presenting his show here but do not particularly agree with his views.  In fact, we find some of them are not in the least bit conservative but instead are just the puppet antics of what those who pay him, want him to say and are not at all economically sound concepts.  So we peg him up there with Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh who really do not represent what they claim to represent.

  Allows us to qualify the statements.  In this radio broadcast, Buck states that it's a conservative move to start cutting funding to retired military.  People who have spent a great deal of their lives protecting this country and have earned the retirement pay.  What exactly is conservative about that?  Let's go further.  Buck also sees fit to say that funding also needs to be cut in the area of benefits to the poor.  Let's see, good paying jobs have been shifted overseas and low grade illegal immigrant labor has been flooded into this country taking lower paying jobs forcing middle America into poverty by no fault of their own.  Basic needs for daily living such as SNAP is now relied on more than ever by middle America.  It's a conservative move to cut SNAP in light of what has been done to middle America?

  This isn't conservatism folks.  It's anarchism dressed to look or sound like conservatism.  It's why the left beats up the right.  The left has nothing on the right as they are just as anarchistic, only they use different methods.  It's how the fight continues.  There is nothing sound about either side or either fight.  They just sucker you in to their anarchistic world.  You get divided by playing the fight.  Read the paper everyday and see how many suckers are writing into the paper arguing their anarchistic views they learned by playing this game.  We opted out a long time ago knowing it's a suckers game.  Now we just show the absurdity of it all.  You can not fight anarchy with more anarchy.  But that is what both the left and the right do everyday.

  Remember, it's always easy to claim you were right when you are arguing anarchy with anarchy.  This is why they get paid the big money.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Justice, Interfering - Cuccinelli And McAuliffe

Ken Cuccinelli (R)
Ken Cuccinelli (R) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
McAuliffe speaking at Frying Pan Park in Hernd...
McAuliffe speaking at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, VA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now the latest from Ken Cuccinelli is more what Virginian's want to see.  How has he helped people of the state and what can we expect in the future from him.  Well done.  What do we get from Terry McAuliffe?  More trash.  He keeps throwing the bible at everyone telling us that God is dead.  The family is a joke and that nothing should ever be done to protect the family and he slams Ken for his role in trying to protect the family.

  Now let's ask Terry, do these same Virginia codes also apply to men?  If so, then why are you making the entire issue so one sided to claim that it's only women who are, so called, being picked on?

  If we are forced to watch the dirt, we are going to throw it back at them.

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