Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Democrats in North Carolina Return to an Old Tactic, Allege Vote Irregularities Even When There Are None

Judicial Watch reporting:

NAACP Speaker’s Alleged Remarks: Let’s Create Confusion During the Nov. 2014 Election By Deliberately Misleading Voters

OCTOBER 21, 2014 - According to a letter from a lawyer for the State of North Carolina to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in North Carolina urged audience members to mislead the NAACP’s own members into believing they do not need to register to vote in advance, or that they do not need to vote at their assigned polling place. Why?  The letter alleges: To create confusion and animosity during the upcoming mid-term elections in North Carolina, and to use the evidence of that confusion in the ongoing litigation between Eric Holder’s Justice Department and North Carolina and to show that North Carolina’s election integrity laws are discriminatory. From the letter:
It is also our understanding that during the [NAACP conference], Rev. Barber urged those in attendance to take unregistered voters to vote during the Early Voting period and to engage in get-out-the vote activities that included transporting registered voters to vote in precincts in which they are not assigned to vote on Election Day, or words to that effect. The stated purpose for these activities, as I understand it, was to gather evidence for and thereby enhance plaintiffs prospects of success in the litigation involving [North Carolina’s Election Integrity Laws].
Judicial Watch has been actively involved in this sprawling North Carolina election litigation for the past two years. Judicial Watch has filed two amicus briefs in this case, one in 2013 and one in 2014, supporting North Carolina and election integrity. On both occasions, we were joined in our brief by our partner the Allied Educational Foundation and by local political activist Christina Merrill.  We also gave oral arguments and submitted an expert witness report to the trial court explaining that no one is harmed by these election integrity laws, but rather, these laws prevent fraud and ensure all Americans are confident that election results are fair and honest.

If true, the fact that the NAACP’s leaders appear willing to risk the confusion and disenfranchisement of their own members in order to deceive a Court about common sense election integrity laws speaks volumes about the intellectual bankruptcy of the left’s arguments.  The left’s weak arguments also explain why the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 7 to 2 vote, recently overruled the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ temporary injunction and held that North Carolina’s laws comply with federal law and should be used during the November 2014 election.  The litigation between North Carolina and the DOJ is expected to proceed further in 2015.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Caught on Tape: Democrat Operative Stuffs Arizona Ballot Box

"Go fuck yourself, Gringo," was the response of a Democrat operative who was got on tape stuffing hundreds of early votes into a ballot box in Arizona.  The entire incident was caught on tape.



The Arizona Daily Independent has the full story.

Monday, October 20, 2014

ICE Reveals True Number of Illegal Aliens in US Closer to 34 Million

Along with its solicitation for blank green cards and work permits, USCIS published images showing what the finished cards will look like

The federal government is busy preparing for President Obama's illegal amnesty push that many experts believe will come right after the November elections.  Part of the preparation involves Immigration and Customs Enforcement purchasing up to 34 million green card and work permits to be distributed over a 5 year period.

The sheer volume of this order reveals the reality that the federal government knows the 11 million estimate they have been repeating for years about the number of illegal aliens currently living in the country is a fabrication.  The order by ICE estimates that up to 34 million will apply for work permits and/or green cards.  This can only mean one thing, the actual number of illegal aliens in the country is likely well about 34 million and possibly closer to the 50 million range.

Why can we make such assumptions?  Because it is highly unlikely all illegals will "come out of the shadows" as the left likes to put it, especially if the issuance of a green card and work permit is contingent on paying fines.  We also know so-called dreamers have already been granted amnesty and would not be included in this number.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Relentless Lies of Barbara Shelly

It's election season so you can expect some stretching of the truth by Democrats, but Barbara Shelly of the KC Star has taken things to a whole new level in her latest column accusing Governor Sam Brownback of relentlessly lying to Kansans.

Shelly is among a growing class of mainstream media talking heads that is either willfully ignorant about the facts or has fully embraced Alinsky/Machiavellian tactics and is willing to say or do anything to win her party power.  After reading her piece, it seems like the latter is more likely the case.

In Shelly's case it is clear she believes the ends justifies the means.  But what is the end game for progressives like her, Obama, Paul Davis, and Greg Orman?  Obviously it is not real progress.  Instead what they envision for the future of America is a neo-Dark Ages where the lords and royals of the Democratic party rule from their Lilly white gated communities, brownstones, and Manhattan penthouses.  A country where the middle class slave away and struggle to make ends meet while watching the government steal the fruits of their labor.  A country where minorities lineup like paupers outside their local welfare offices and clinics begging for handouts.

Shelly and Democrats see a future for America where individual freedom has been vanquished and the benevolent rule from on high.  The seek to devolve society more than 5 centuries, ignoring everything the world has learned since then about the power of individual liberty and limited government, the principles that have created the largest wealth in the history of the world and lifted more people out of poverty than in system of government that has come before or since.

It's time Americans stand up to Regressives like Shelly, Obama, Davis, and Orman.

Until that happens, let's do a little fact checking on the little old white lady, Barbara Shelly and her propaganda laden column:

Where to begin?

There's the matter of the paltry $876 left in the states bank accounts after Sibelius and Parkinson left office.  Shelly says that simply couldn't be possible because there was a sales tax in place and revenue was flowing in.

Here's the problem, Barb, there are two sections in the cash flow statement: revenues and, wait for it, expenses.

Here is the cold hard truth.  At the end of fiscal year 2010, the end of Parkinson's reign, the state was left with $876.05 in it's account.  That's not conjecture that is fact.  Now, let's compare apples to apples.  At the end of fiscal year 2013, the state's bank accounts held $764 million.

There is no other way to slice the data Babs, the Democrats last fiscal year... $876, Brownback's last fiscal year... $764 million, more than 870 thousand times the amount of money left by the Democrat's budget.  And, that's after the income tax cuts passed and signed into law by Brownback that Shelly claims are draconian and bankrupting the state.

Me thinks someone didn't do to well in math, which might explain why she chose the career path she did.

Babs goes on to claim that Brownback is lying about school funding.  Once again, Shelly just can't seem to stick to the facts.

It is true that the Kansas Supreme Court interjected itself into the legislative process as it has done several times, including under Kathleen Sibelius' term as governor.  Where I come from the legislature sets the budget, but in the ultra liberal world of the Kansas Supreme Court they decide what is adequate funding.

Having said that, here is are the simple facts, to make it is easier for Barb who has such problems grasping numbers, I've included a visual.


No matter how Babs and the Democrats would like to spend it, the data is clear.  Brownback has significantly increased state school spending since he has been in office and that is even before the KSSC, the same court whose members have been holding fundraisers at their homes for Democrat candidate Paul Davis, interjected itself to give Dems and election year talking point.

Math is hard, Barbie.

Finally Barbie says tax cuts don't work and Kansas economy is paying the price.  Clearly, Shelly has as much problem understanding economics as she does basic math.  

Once again, let's go to the facts. I hope you loyal readers will forgive me if it sounds like I am repeating myself.

According to a report released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, personal income in Kansas has skyrocketed.  In fact, Kansas ranks 14th among all 50 states for the fastest growth in personal income.  
Personal income growth rank by state:  
State    Rank 
Nebraska 2 
Iowa 4 
Texas 6 
Arkansas 7 
Kansas 14 
Colorado 17 
Missouri 19 
Oklahoma 26
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Thanks to Brownback's tax cuts, Kansans are keeping more of the money they earn.  More importantly, they putting that money back into the state's economy.

According to Business Insider, who ranked each state on the growth in eight economic measures:  unemployment rate, number of non-farm payroll jobs, gross domestic product, average wages, working age (18-64) population, value of international exports, house prices, and auto sales, Kansas outpaced all neighboring states, but one.  Meanwhile, Missouri, the state whose governor the Star loves to lavish praise on ranks at the very bottom. 

50 State Economies Are Doing, Ranked From Slowest To Fastest
42. Missouri
Missouri saw a 0.3% decrease in unemploymentThe GDP grew by 0.8% and wages grew by 0.6%. 
41. Iowa
Iowa saw a 1.8% growth in auto-sales and a 1.4% increase in the housing price index.Additionally, GDP grew by 2.9%. 
37. Arkansas
GDP increased by 2.4% and unemployment dropped by 1.4%.However, wages decreased by 0.36% and exports decreased by 7.4% 
33. Nebraska
Nebraska's GDP grew by 3%.The working age population grew by 0.43%.Additionally, the unemployment rate fell by 0.5%. 
28. Kansas
The unemployment rate dropped by 0.7%.Exports increased by 5%.And GDP increased by 1.9%.
20. Oklahoma
Oklahoma's GDP grew at a very impressive 4.2% rate in 2013.Oklahoma's exports grew by a respectable 3.7% between 2012 and 2013.Oklahoma added 33,900 jobs between June 2013 and June 2014, a 2.1% increase. 
3. Texas
Texas had a 3.3% increase in nonfarm payroll jobs. The working age population grew by 1.3%Exports grew by 4.1% to about $279 billion, solidifying Texas' lead in international exports among the states. 
1. Colorado
Colorado saw 1.2% growth in its working age population from 2012 to 2013.The state also had 2.8% growth in non-farm payroll jobs, adding 66,300 jobs between June 2013 and June 2014.
Colorado's GDP grew 3.8% year over year in 2013.
 
Source: Business Insider
The unemployment rate in Kansas is out performing the majority of the states in the region, as well, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It should be noted that Missouri is the worst among area states.
Unemployment rate for Aug 2014: 
Rank State Rate  
2 NEBRASKA 3.6 
9 IOWA 4.5
11 OKLAHOMA 4.7
14 KANSAS 4.9
15 COLORADO 5.1
16 TEXAS 5.3
26 ARKANSAS 6.3
26 MISSOURI 6.3

More important than just knowing where Kansas' economy compares to surrounding states is understanding that this is happening at a time when the federal government has raised taxes for most Americans and Obamacare has caused insurance premiums to skyrocket.

Many economists believe Brownback's tax cuts, designed to completely phase out state income tax, didn't go far enough, fast enough.  While they may be right, in that regard, the simple fact is that the doom and gloom claims from the left are a complete fabrication.

Sorry, Babs, Kansans believe in real economic principles and they see the real world impact those principles have in their paychecks.  

If Kansans want to keep riding the growth train, putting more money in their pockets, and continue to build a better life for themselves and their families, they will ignore the lying liars like Barbie and Paul Davis, reject their regressive policies and stagnation and recession causing theories and vote to keep Brownback in office.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Exclusive Photo Reveals Obama Administrations Secret Plan to Guard Border Against Ebola



US General Warns of 'Massive Migration' of Ebola Infected Across Southern Border

(CNSNews.com) – Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, predicted last week that the Ebola virus will not be contained in West Africa, and if infected people flee those countries and spread the disease to Central and South America, it could cause “mass migration into the United States” of those seeking treatment.
“If it breaks out, it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States,” Kelly said in remarks to the National Defense University on Tuesday. “They will run away from Ebola, or if they suspect they are infected, they will try to get to the United States for treatment.
“The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility,” the article written about the general’s speech and posted on the Department of Defense website on Wednesday stated.
In his speech, Kelly cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s prediction that 1.4 million people could be infected with Ebola by the end of the year, with 62 percent of those infected dying from the disease.
“That’s horrific,” Kelly said. “And there’s no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa.”
Kelly said the scenario of another widespread breakout is particularly possible if the disease reached countries like Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador.
“It will cause panic, and people will flee the region,” Kelly said.
Kelly also spoke about the danger of transnational criminal networks smuggling people into the U.S. that could be infected with Ebola.
He spoke about his recent visit to the border of Costa Rica and Nicaragua with U.S. Embassy personnel where they saw men lined up waiting to enter Nicaragua.
“The embassy person walked over and asked who they were and they told him they were from Liberia and they had been on the road about a week,” Kelly continued. “They met up with the network in Trinidad, and now they were on their way to the United States -- illegally, of course.”
Kelly said the men could make it all the way to New York City within the incubation period for Ebola of 21 days.
The D.O.D. article stated that Kelly was in “close contact” with his counterpart in the U.S. Africa Command.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Orman Says Pat Roberts to Blame for Illegal Immigration


A new television attack ad released late last week by the campaign of Democrat Independent Greg Orman claims his opponent, Pat Roberts, is to blame for the countries illegal immigration problem.

Orman claims that the number of illegal immigrants in the country when Roberts arrived in Washington DC 47 years ago was just one million.  Today he says that number is eleven million, though anyone with a brain knows that number is closer to thirty million.  He lays the blame for that increase squarely on Pat Roberts.

I am going to give Orman the benefit of the doubt and assume he isn't a boldfaced liar and instead just assume he lacks the educational skills to perform even a modicum of research, because if he did, he would know Roberts has been one of the loan voices in Washington from Kansas stand up for the hard working native workers in the state against the scourge of illegal aliens.

In fact, Pat Roberts is such a strong advocate on the issue, he has received an A+ rating from Numbers USA.

More over, Roberts has voted against amnesty for illegals for generations.  In 1990 he went against his President, George HW Bush, and voted against amnesty.  In '97, '98, and 2000 he did the same under the Clinton administration.  In every year of George W Bush's presidency, Roberts voted against every effort to grant amnesty.   It should come as no surprise than, that under the most lawless president in American History, Barack Obama, Roberts has continued to oppose amnesty at every turn.

The lies in Orman's ad don't stop at Roberts' record.  He goes on to claim he doesn't support amnesty.  I guess he is counting on people not going to his web site and reading exactly what he says about it, because if they did, they'd no he was for it.
"It’s just not practical to say that we’re going to find and send back to other countries 11 million undocumented people. We’ve got whole industries in Kansas that would go away if we attempted to introduce such an unworkable policy. Towns like Dodge City and Garden City and much of the agricultural community in Kansas would be absolutely devastated
The 11 million undocumented individuals in America should be required to register with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by a certain date, pay a fine or perform community service as an acknowledgment that they’ve broken the law, hold down a job, pay taxes, and obey our laws, and ultimately, at that point, if they want to get in line and apply for citizenship, they should be able to do so."
The law is quite clear.  Entering and remaining in the United States illegally is a crime.  The punishment for that crimes is clearly spelled out, deportation, fines, and jail time for repeated offenses.  Orman wants to forgive these crimes.  That is amnesty, plain and simple.

Even worse than his lies about his position on amnesty is his reasoning for supporting it.  he claims entire industries in Kansas would go away.  What industries, Mr. Orman?  We deserve to know, because if that's the case, the businesses in those industries are committing felonies under current law and should be fined and jailed per Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii).

These unscrupulous employers use illegal aliens to gain an illegal labor advantage.  They stifle innovation, and more importantly, they harm the wages and benefits of America's native workforce, hard working Americans like Raymond Herrera, to the tune of $450 billion per year.

Orman has shown he is willing to lie about more than just which party he really belongs.  What won't Orman lie about?


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Kansas Economic Growth Highest in 9 State Region

More bad news for the left and Paul Davis who keep trying to lie to voters about the effects of Governor Brownback's tax cuts.

Just days after government reports showed Kansas with one of the state's with the highest gains in personal income comes more economic data showing Kansas with the fastest growing economy in the 9 state region.

http://m.cjonline.com/news/business/2014-10-04/kansas-business-conditions-improved-september#gsc.tab=0

New Study, Kansas Not Alone in Revenue Shortfalls, States' Forecasting Worst Year on Record Since 1987

The Star and Dems should be eating a big plate of crow right about now.  Despite the real economic measures, they have been lamenting the Brownback tax cuts because the state's tax revenues have, on occasions, missed estimates.

But guess what?  Kansas isn't alone. In fact, this has been the worst year for accuracy by states forecasting tax revenues, according to a new study by the Pew Charitable Trust.

The study suggests the best way to move forward and build reliability into forecasting is to do exactly what Kanssas and Brownback is doing.. eliminate incomes taxes.

" States have relatively little opportunity to reduce volatility simply by restructuring their tax portfolios. Only by virtually eliminating the corporate income tax and significantly increasing reliance on the sales tax relative to the personal income tax could the typical state reduce revenue forecasting errors, and even then most tax combinations would not reduce forecast errors very much. Changing the structure of individual taxes may be more promising, but it can raise difficult tax policy issues. For example, making income taxes less progressive might also make them less volatile and easier to forecast, but that may run counter to distri- butional objectives that some policymakers hope for."

http://www.governing.com/news/headlines/gov-week-in-public-finance-stockton-the-deficit-shuffle-and-those-crazy-state-revenues.html

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Despite the Rhetoric, Brownback's Tax Cuts are Working and the Data Shows It

When it comes to the economy, if you listened to the Kansas City "Red" Star and the sour grapes Democrats and RINOs, you'd think Kansas was bordering on third-world status. They want you to believe that tax cuts put in place by Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Republicans is having devastating impacts on the state's economy. Unfortunately for them, and fortunately for Kansans, nothing could be further from the truth.

According to a report released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, personal income in Kansas has skyrocketed.  In fact, Kansas ranks 14th among all 50 states for the fastest growth in personal income.  
Personal income growth rank by state:  
State    Rank 
Nebraska 2 
Iowa 4 
Texas 6 
Arkansas 7 
Kansas 14 
Colorado 17 
Missouri 19 
Oklahoma 26
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Thanks to Brownback's tax cuts, Kansans are keeping more of the money they earn.  More importantly, they putting that money back into the state's economy.

According to Business Insider, who ranked each state on the growth in eight economic measures:  unemployment rate, number of non-farm payroll jobs, gross domestic product, average wages, working age (18-64) population, value of international exports, house prices, and auto sales, Kansas outpaced all neighboring states, but one.  Meanwhile, Missouri, the state whose governor the Star loves to lavish praise on ranks at the very bottom. 

50 State Economies Are Doing, Ranked From Slowest To Fastest
42. Missouri
Missouri saw a 0.3% decrease in unemploymentThe GDP grew by 0.8% and wages grew by 0.6%. 
41. Iowa
Iowa saw a 1.8% growth in auto-sales and a 1.4% increase in the housing price index.Additionally, GDP grew by 2.9%. 
37. Arkansas
GDP increased by 2.4% and unemployment dropped by 1.4%.However, wages decreased by 0.36% and exports decreased by 7.4% 
33. Nebraska
Nebraska's GDP grew by 3%.The working age population grew by 0.43%.Additionally, the unemployment rate fell by 0.5%. 
28. Kansas
The unemployment rate dropped by 0.7%.Exports increased by 5%.And GDP increased by 1.9%.
20. Oklahoma
Oklahoma's GDP grew at a very impressive 4.2% rate in 2013.Oklahoma's exports grew by a respectable 3.7% between 2012 and 2013.Oklahoma added 33,900 jobs between June 2013 and June 2014, a 2.1% increase. 
3. Texas
Texas had a 3.3% increase in nonfarm payroll jobs. The working age population grew by 1.3%Exports grew by 4.1% to about $279 billion, solidifying Texas' lead in international exports among the states. 
1. Colorado
Colorado saw 1.2% growth in its working age population from 2012 to 2013.The state also had 2.8% growth in non-farm payroll jobs, adding 66,300 jobs between June 2013 and June 2014.
Colorado's GDP grew 3.8% year over year in 2013.
 
Source: Business Insider
The unemployment rate in Kansas is out performing the majority of the states in the region, as well, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It should be noted that Missouri is the worst among area states.
Unemployment rate for Aug 2014: 
Rank State Rate  
2 NEBRASKA 3.6 
9 IOWA 4.5
11 OKLAHOMA 4.7
14 KANSAS 4.9
15 COLORADO 5.1
16 TEXAS 5.3
26 ARKANSAS 6.3
26 MISSOURI 6.3

More important than just knowing where Kansas' economy compares to surrounding states is understanding that this is happening at a time when the federal government has raised taxes for most Americans and Obamacare has caused insurance premiums to skyrocket.

Many economists believe Brownback's tax cuts, designed to completely phase out state income tax, didn't go far enough, fast enough.  While they may be right, in that regard, the simple fact is that the doom and gloom claims from the left are a complete fabrication.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Australian ISIS Plot Reveals Danger of Insecure US-Mexico Border

The fact that our leaders aren't looking at the incident unfolding in Australia and demanding the US border be immediately locked down and secured is no less than treason.

The media is doing their best to ignore this and/or down play it, but it is critical we talk about it and get the word out.

The scale of this plot is what should be worrying all Americans.  ISIS sympathizers in more than 10 suburbs in Australia were plotting to kidnap and behead random citizens across the country and post the videos on youtube.

Why do we know this plot is legit?  It's already happened in the UK when a recent Muslim convert cut off the head of an 82 yr old grandmother in broad daylight:
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/woman-beheaded-first-picture-of-muslim-convert-nicknamed-fat-nick-suspected-of-murdering-82yearold-9714057.html

He also know ISIS has been caught along the US/Mexico border at least twice in the past few days:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/10/us-confirms-isis-planning-infiltration-us-southern-border/

If one American dies by ISIS on US soil, everyone of these amnesty loving, open borders advocates needs to be held accountable for treason and dereliction of duty.  The border can and should be secured and they are willfully risking the lives of American citizens to play politics and to pander to unscrupulous crony capitalists.