OBAMA: THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

OBAMA: The truth Shall Set You Free

With so many issues facing president Barack Obama such as the Internal Revenue Service, NSA spying, the Benghazi incident, Obamacare (computer website waste of funds ove 60 million dollars), Fast and Furious (guns allowed to go South into Mexico and some of them used by drug cartels in killing some of our federal law enforcement employees).

In March of 2013, the Obama administration was supposed to start implementing the “Provisional Unlawful Precense Waiver of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives.” Yet, we have learned that nation-wide DHS, ICE, Enforcement & Removal Operations (ERO) have been sending CALL-IN-LETTERS – DHS Form G-56 for case reviews. The problem is that for the most part, the aliens who comply are outstanding residents with no criminal history, no police tickets, IRS U.S. Income Tax filers (every year), holds health insurances. Once these aliens show-up. They are arrested by ERO agents on the spot. Considering the cost to maintain these hardworking law obidient foreigners to pay for their federal incarceration and flight tickets back to their home countries; soon our United States budget will have no monies to keep with another Obama's lie.

The above aforementioned is the fact that thousands of hard core criminal illegal aliens, murderous, rapists, child molesters, dug smugglers and traffickers, federal probation and parole violators are free roaming our streets right in your own neighborhoods. HOW SAFE ARE WE AMERICAN TAX-PAYERS?

Promises Broken By Obama

Eliminate all oil and gas tax loopholes - "Eliminating special tax breaks for oil and gas companies: including repealing special expensing rules, foreign tax credit benefits, and manufacturing deductions for oil and gas firms."

Expand the child and dependent care credit - Expand and make refundable the child and dependent care credit.

Require publicly traded financial partnerships to pay the corporate income tax.

Close loopholes in the corporate tax deductibility of CEO pay

Congress has set rules regarding the tax deductibility of the salaries of CEOs, but forms of non-salary compensation have become popular. Obama would look at revamping definitions of compensation.

Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners

Create a $10 billion fund to help homeowners refinance or sell their homes. "The Fund will not help speculators, people who bought vacation homes or people who falsely represented their incomes."

Provide option for a pre-filled-out tax form

Will direct the Internal Revenue Service to "give taxpayers the option of a pre-filled tax form to verify, sign and return to the IRS or online. This will eliminate the need for Americans to hire expensive tax preparers and to gather information that the federal government already has on file."

Create a mortgage interest tax credit for non-itemizers

Create a refundable tax credit equal to 10 percent of mortgage interest for nonitemizers, up to a maximum credit of $800.

Require automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans

Automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans for workers whose employers offer retirement plans.

Require automatic enrollment in IRA plansRequire employers who do not offer retirement plans to offer their workers access to automatic IRAs and contribute via payroll deduction.

Create a retirement savings tax credit for low incomes

A tax credit for retirement savings up to $500 (couples) or $250 (singles). Phases out when incomes exceed $65,000 (couples) or $32,500 (single). Indexed for inflation.

End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000 - "Will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors -- saving them an average of $1,400 a year-- and will also mean that 27 million seniors will not need to file an income tax return at all."

End no-bid contracts above $25,000 - "Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid."

Create a $60 billion bank to fund roads and bridges - "Will address the infrastructure challenge by creating a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank to expand and enhance, not supplant, existing federal transportation investments. This independent entity will be directed to invest in our nation's most challenging transportation infrastructure needs. The Bank will receive an infusion of federal money, $60 billion over 10 years, to provide financing to transportation infrastructure projects across the nation. These projects will create up to two million new direct and indirect jobs and stimulate approximately $35 billion per year in new economic activity."

Tax carried interest as ordinary income - Carried interest is a way of compensating executives by giving them ownership stakes, or "interest," in a business. Carried interest is taxed as a capital gain, which has a lower tax rate than ordinary income. Obama proposes taxing carried interest at the same rate as regular income.

Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize "Obama is a cosponsor and strong advocate of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bipartisan effort to make the unionization process more transparent and increase penalties on companies that violate employee rights. He will sign EFCA into law as president."

Lift the payroll tax cap on earnings above $250,000 - "Barack Obama believes that the first place to look to strengthen Social Security is the payroll tax system. Obama believes that one strong option is increasing the maximum amount of earnings covered by Social Security by lifting the payroll tax cap on only earnings above $250,000."

Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses

"Protect the jobs and benefits of workers and retirees when corporations file for bankruptcy by telling companies that they cannot issue bonuses for executives during bankruptcy while their workers watch their pensions disappear."

Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court - "Increase the amount of unpaid wages and benefits workers can claim in bankruptcy court against their employer."

Require full disclosure of company pension investments to employees - "When companies fund their pensions, many do not disclose their investments with the employee's pension dollars. This lack of transparency can make it easier for fund managers to make imprudent or even fraudulent investment decisions. Obama will ensure that all employees who have company pensions receive annual disclosures about their pension fund's investments, including full details about which projects have been invested in, the performance of those investments and appropriate details about probable future investments strategies."

Allow imported prescription drugs - "Allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S."

 

Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugs - "Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugs from consumers."

Allow Medicare to negotiate for cheaper drug prices - "Allow Medicare to negotiate for cheaper drug prices."

 

Appoint federal-level coordinator to oversee all federal autism efforts - "They will appoint a Federal ASD Coordinator to oversee federal ASD research and federal efforts to improve awareness of ASD and improve the training of medical professionals to identify and treat ASD. By establishing one top-level point person to coordinate ASD efforts in the White House, they will ensure that ASD receives the recognition and priority it deserves in the federal government. The Federal ASD Coordinator will also be tasked with eliminating bureaucratic obstacles that may be delaying implementation of important ASD measures and ensuring that all federal ASD dollars are being spent in a manner that prioritizes results. The Coordinator will work with state task forces on ASD to ensure effective communication and collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies."

Double federal funding for cancer research - "Will double federal funding for cancer research within 5 years, focusing on NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NCI (National Cancer Institute)."

Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives - "As president, Barack Obama will immediately direct his Secretary of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with agency officials, academic researchers, cancer survivors and advocates for people with cancer, and state public health officials, to comprehensively examine the various cancer-related efforts of federal agencies, and provide recommendations to eliminate barriers to effective coordination across federal agencies and between the federal government and other stakeholders."

Provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches for cancer patient care

"Will provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches that assist not only navigation of cancer patients through diagnosis and treatment processes, but also provide easy-to-understand information on the necessary follow-up steps to ensure continued lifelong health."

Sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - "As president, Barack Obama will renew America's leadership by making the United States a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; the first human rights treaty approved by the UN in the 21st century and a vital foundation for respecting the rights of people with disabilities worldwide He will urge the U.S. Senate to ratify the Convention expeditiously."

Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - "Barack Obama has been a strong and consistent advocate for fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Congress promised to shoulder 40 percent of each state's "excess cost" of educating children with disabilities, but it has never lived up to this obligation. Currently, the federal government provides less than half of the promised funding (17 percent)."

Create a National Commission on People with Disabilities, Employment, and Social Security - Create a national commission charged with "examining and proposing solutions to work disincentives in the SSDI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid," among other things.

Change federal rules so small businesses owned by people with disabilities can get preferential treatment for federal contracts. - "Barack Obama and Joe Biden would direct the Small Business Administration to amend regulations under the Small Business Act that provide preferences in federal contracting to small businesses owned by members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups to include individuals with disabilities."

Reduce the threshhold for the Family and Medical Leave Act from companies with 50 employees to companies with 25 employees - "The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees of larger employers (i.e., 50 or more employees) with 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a family member's or their own serious health condition. Barack Obama and Joe Biden will guarantee that millions more workers have access to FMLA leave by reducing the threshold for which employers are covered from companies with 50 or more employees to those with 25 or more." 

Provide a $1.5 billion fund to help states launch programs for paid family and medical leave - "As president, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will initiate a 50-state strategy to encourage all of the states to adopt paid-leave systems (as part of the Family and Medical Leave Act). Barack Obama and Joe Biden will provide a $1.5 billion fund to assist states with start-up costs and to help states offset the costs for employees and employers. Obama's Department of Labor will also provide technical information to the states on how to craft paid-leave programs consistent with their local needs."

Require employers to provide seven paid sick days per year - "Require that employers provide seven paid sick days per year – which may be taken on an hourly basis – so that Americans with disabilities can take the time off they need without fear o losing their jobs or a paycheck."

Amend the Medicare "homebound" rule to allow some travel without loss of benefits - Amend the Medicare 'homebound' rule, which requires severely disabled recipients to stay in their homes to retain benefits, so that they have the freedom to leave their homes without fear of having their home-health benefits taken away.

Reduce the Veterans Benefits Administration claims backlog - "There are currently over 400,000 claims pending within the Veterans Benefits Administration, and over 800,000 claims receipts are expected in 2008 alone. … Obama will hire additional claims workers and convene our nation's leading veterans groups, employees and managers to develop an updated training and management model that will ensure that VA benefit decisions are rated fairly and consistently, and stem from adequate training and accountability for each claims adjudicator."

Expand the Family Medical Leave Act to include leave for domestic violence or sexual assault - "Expand the purposes for which leave can be taken under the Family Medical Leave Act to include reasons related to domestic violence or sexual assault."

Form international group to help Iraq refugees Will form an international working group to address" the problem of "more than five million Iraqis (who) are refugees or are displaced inside their own country."

Provide at least $2 billion for services to Iraqi refugees - "Provide at least $2 billion to expand services to Iraqi refugees in neighboring countries."

Work with Russia to move nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert - "The United States and Russia have thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert. Barack Obama believes that we should take our nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert -- something that George W. Bush promised to do when he was campaigning for president in 2000. Maintaining this Cold War stance today is unnecessary and increases the risk of an accidental or unauthorized nuclear launch. As president, Obama will work with Russia to find common ground and bring significantly more weapons off hair-trigger alert."

Clarify legal status for defense contractor personnel - "Establish the legal status of contractor personnel, making possible prosecution of any abuses committed by private military contractors."

Double U.S. spending on foreign aid to $50 billion a year by 2012 - "Barack Obama would target this new spending towards strategic goals, including helping the world's weakest states to build democratic institutions, foster healthy and educated communities, reduce poverty and generate wealth."

Establish a Global Education Fund - Barack Obama would use part of increased U.S. assistance to establish a $2 billion Global Education Fund to "offer an alternative to extremist schools." 

Launch a new 'America's Voice Corps' - "Obama also would launch a new 'America's Voice Corps' to rapidly recruit and train fluent speakers of local languages (Arabic, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa, Farsi, Urdu, and Turkish) with public diplomacy skills, who can ensure our voice is heard in the mass media and in our efforts on the ground."  

Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center - "As president, Barack Obama will close the detention facility at Guantanamo."

Develop an alternative to President Bush's Military Commissions Act on handling detainees - "He will reject the Military Commissions Act, which allowed theU.S. to circumvent Geneva Conventions in the handling of detainees. He will develop a fair and thorough process based on the Uniform Code of Military Justice to distinguish between those prisoners who should be prosecuted for their crimes, those who can't be prosecuted but who can be held in a manner consistent with the laws of war, and those who should be released or transferred to their home countries."

Restore habeas corpus rights for "enemy combatants" - "The right of habeas corpus allows prisoners to ask a court to determine whether they are being lawfully imprisoned. Recently, this right has been denied to those deemed enemy combatants. Barack Obama strongly supports bipartisan efforts to restore habeas rights. He firmly believes that those who pose a danger to this country should be swiftly tried and brought to justice, but those who do not should have sufficient due process to ensure that we are not wrongfully denying them their liberty."

Establish regulations to secure chemical plants - "Barack Obama will establish a clear set of federal regulations that all plants must follow, including improving barriers, containment, mitigation, and safety training, and, where possible, using safer technology, such as less toxic chemicals."

Improve port security through better radiation detection - "Will redouble our efforts to develop technology that can detect radiation and determine the danger it poses, and he will work with the maritime transportation industry to integrate this technology into their operations so as to maximize security without causing economic disruption."

Strengthen the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and double its budget in the next four years - "The IAEA is understaffed and underresourced at a time when demand for its expertise are growing. Barack Obama and Joe Biden will seek to ensure that the Agency gets the authority, information, people, and technology it needs to do its job. They will work to double the IAEA budget in the next four years (increasing the U.S. annual share to about $225 million). They will press countries to adopt the "Additional Protocol," -- which grants the IAEA the right to conduct more intrusive inspections, including at undeclared facilities — and seek agreement among members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group not to transfer nuclear technology to NPT countries that have not adopted the Additional Protocol. They will work to gain agreement on effective global standards for nuclear safety and security. And they will call for establishing IAEA verification procedures that go beyond the Additional Protocol to strengthen the agency's ability to detect clandestine facilities and activities." 

Secure ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) - "The United States has maintained a moratorium on testing since 1992. It signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996, but it has not been ratified yet. Since the U.S. Senate last considered the treaty in 1999, significant progress has been made in our verification capability to detect nuclear explosions, even at extremely low yields, and to ensure confidence in the reliability of our nuclear stockpile without nuclear testing."

Require companies to disclose personal information data breaches - "California and other states have laws requiring a company that may have disclosed a resident's personal information without authorization to inform the victim of the disclosure. Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe that all Americans deserve the same right to know and will push for comparable federal legislation."

Seek to negotiate a political agreement on Cyprus - "As president, Barack Obama will show U.S. leadership in seeking to negotiate a political settlement on Cyprus. He believes strongly that Cyprus should remain a single, sovereign country in which each of the two communities on the island is able to exercise substantial political authority within a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation."

With the G-8, launch Health Infrastructure 2020 - "Barack Obama and Joe Biden will take the lead at the G-8, working with and leveraging the engagement of the private sector and private philanthropy, to launch Health Infrastructure 2020 – a global effort to work with developing countries to invest in the full range of infrastructure needed to improve and protect both American and global health."

Reinstate special envoy for the Americas - "In the past, American presidents have filled the position of special envoy to bring senior-level attention to hemispheric matters that might otherwise get buried in the normal diplomatic process. Unfortunately, the position was eliminated after the post was vacated in June of 2004. As president Barack Obama will reinstate the position."

Double the Peace Corps - "Barack Obama will double the Peace Corps to 16,000 by its 50th anniversary in 2011 and push Congress to fully fund this expansion, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean."

Seek independent watchdog agency to investigate congressional ethics violations - "Will use the power of the presidency to fight for an independent watchdog agency to oversee the investigation of congressional ethics violations so that the public can be assured that ethics complaints will be investigated."

Create a public "Contracts and Influence" database - "Will create a 'contracts and influence' database that will disclose how much federal contractors spend on lobbying, and what contracts they are getting and how well they complete them."

Expose Special Interest Tax Breaks to Public Scrutiny - "Will ensure that any tax breaks for corporate recipients — or tax earmarks — are also publicly available on the Internet in an easily searchable format."

Allow five days of public comment before signing bills - To reduce bills rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them, Obama "will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days."

Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials - "No political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years. And no political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration."

Double funding for Federal Charter School Program and require more accountability - "Will double funding for the Federal Charter School Program to support the creation of more successful charter schools. An Obama-Biden administration will provide this expanded charter school funding only to states that improve accountability for charter schools, allow for interventions in struggling charter schools and have a clear process for closing down chronically underperforming charter schools. An Obama-Biden administration will also prioritize supporting states that help the most successful charter schools to expand to serve more students."

Double funding for afterschool programs - "Will double funding for the main federal support for afterschool programs, the 21st Century Learning Centers program, to serve one million more children."

Create scholarships to recruit new teachers - "Will create new Teacher Service Scholarships that will cover four years of undergraduate or two years of graduate teacher education, including high-quality alternative programs for mid-career recruits in exchange for teaching for at least four years in a high-need field or location."

Regulate pollution from major livestock operations - "In the Obama Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency will strictly monitor and regulate pollution from large Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) - which raise more than 40 percent of U.S. livestock - with fines for those who violate tough air and water quality standards."

Urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption lawsAs president, "will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws."

Sign the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act into law - "Will sign the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act into law and charge the Voting Rights Section with vigorously enforcing that law and the provisions of the Voting Rights Act. The act will will enable investigations into deceptive and fraudulent practices. It establishes significant, harsh penalties for those who have engaged in fraud, and it provides voters who have been misinformed with accurate and full information so they can vote."

Eliminate caps on damages for discrimination cases - Will sign into law the Equal Remedies Act of 2007 "to do away with the caps on compensatory and punitive damages under Title VII that presently impede the ability of victims of racial and gender discrimination to fully recover for the wrongs they have suffered."

Ban racial profiling by federal law enforcement agencies - "Will sign legislation that will ban the practice of racial profiling by federal law enforcement agencies and provide federal funding to state and local police departments if they adopt policies to prohibit the practice."

Allow bankruptcy judges to modify terms of a home mortgage - Will repeal provisions of the Chapter 13 law that prohibit bankruptcy judges from modifying the original terms of home mortgages for ordinary families -- regardless of whether the loan was predatory or unfair or is otherwise unaffordable -- "so that ordinary families can also get relief that bankruptcy laws were intended to provide."

Increase the supply of affordable housing throughout metropolitan regions - Will support "efforts to create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund to develop affordable housing in mixed-income neighborhoods. The Affordable Housing Trust Fund would use a small percentage of the profits of two government-sponsored housing agencies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to create thousands of new units of affordable housing every year...Will also restore cuts to public housing operating subsidies, and ensure that all Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs are restored to their original purpose."

Increase the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour - "Will further raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2011, index it to inflation and increase the Earned Income Tax Credit to make sure that full-time workers can earn a living wage that allows them to raise their families and pay for basic needs such as food, transportation, and housing."

Restore Superfund program so that polluters pay for clean-ups - "Will restore the strength of the Superfund program by requiring polluters to pay for the cleanup of contaminated sites they created."

Fully fund the COPS program - Will fully funding the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program "to combat crime and help address police brutality and accountability issues in local communities."

Support tax deduction for artists - Will "ensure tax fairness for artists" by supporting the Artist-Museum Partnership Act, introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. "The Act amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow artists to deduct the fair market value of their work, rather than just the costs of the materials, when they make charitable contributions."

Re-establish the National Aeronautics and Space Council - Will re-establish an organizational authority in the federal government with a sufficiently broad mandate to oversee a comprehensive and integrated strategy and policy dealing with all aspects of the government's space-related programs, including those being managed by NASA, the Department of Defense, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Commerce Department, the Transportation Department, and other federal agencies. This Council reporting to the president "will oversee and coordinate civilian, military, commercial and national security space activities. It will solicit public participation, engage the international community, and work toward a 21st century vision of space that constantly pushes the envelope on new technologies as it pursues a balanced national portfolio that expands our reach into the heavens and improves life here on Earth."

Support human mission to moon by 2020 - Will "endorse the goal of sending human missions to the Moon by 2020, as a precursor in an orderly progression to missions to more distant destinations, including Mars."

Direct revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling to increased coastal hurricane protection - "Will also direct revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling to increased coastal hurricane protection."

Create a national catastrophe insurance reserve - "Will create a National Catastrophe Insurance Reserve that would be funded by private insurers contributing a portion of the premiums they collect from policyholders. Such a framework would neither distort the insurance market nor discourage risk avoidance and risk mitigation investments because insurers would not be forced out of high-risk markets for fear of bankruptcy in the event of a disaster. With this program in place, disaster victims would no longer have to depend solely ontaxpayerfunded federal disaster aid loans."

Establish a Global Energy Corps to promote green energy in developing countries - "Will extend opportunities for older individuals such as teachers, engineers, and doctors to serve overseas. This effort will include a Global Energy Corps to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions overseas and promote low-carbon and affordable energy solutions in developing nations. One of this century's great challenges will be promoting the use of green energy in developing countries, which will face exponential increases in energy demand. This Corps will be composed of scientists and engineers who will work with local partners overseas."

Expand service-learning in schools - Will tie a plan to give schools a substantial infusion of funds to support teachers and principals and improve student learning to the condition that school districts develop programs to engage students in service opportunities. "Obama and Biden believe that middle and high school students should be expected to engage in community service for 50 hours annually during the school year or summer months. They will develop national guidelines for service-learning and community service programs, and will give schools better tools both to develop successful programs and to document the experience of students at all levels. They will encourage programs that engage with community partners to expand opportunities for community service and service-learning opportunities, so that students can apply what they learn in the classroom to authentic situations that help the community. These programs will also involve citizens from the community engaging students in service opportunities through the Classroom Corps."

Pay for the national service plan without increasing the deficit - "Will maintain fiscal responsibility and prevent any increase in the deficit by offsetting cuts and revenue sources in other parts of the government (to pay for a national service plan that will cost about $3.5 billion per year when it is fully implemented). This plan will be paid for in part by cancelling tax provisions that would otherwise help multinational corporations pay less in U.S. taxes starting in 2008 by reallocating tax deductions for interest expenses between income earned in the U.S. and income earned abroad. The rest of the plan will be funded using a small portion of the savings associated with ending the war in Iraq."

Seek treaty to control fissile materials - "Will lead a global effort to negotiate a verifiable treaty ending the production of fissile materials for weapons purposes."

Encourage diversity in media ownership - "Will encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation's spectrum."

Improve and prioritize student science assessments - "Will work with governors and educators to ensure that state assessments measure…a student's higher order thinking skills including inference, logic, data analysis, interpretation, forming questions and communicating these skills."

Reduce the number of middle managers in the federal workforce - "Barack Obama will thin the ranks of Washington middle managers, freeing up resources both for deficit reduction and for increasing the number of frontline workers."

Limit subsidies for agribusiness - "Obama will implement a $250,000 [farm commodity] payment limitation so that we help family farmers, not large corporate agribusiness. Obama will close the loopholes that allowmegafarms to get around the limits by subdividing their operations into multiple paper corporations."

Strengthen anti-monopoly laws to favor independent farmers - "Obama will strengthen anti-monopoly laws and strengthen producer protections to ensure independent farmers have fair access to markets, control over their production decisions, and fair prices for their goods."

Give tax incentives to new farmers - Obama "will also provide tax incentives to make it easier for new farmers to afford their first farm. Obama will increase incentives for farmers and private landowners to conduct sustainable agriculture and protect wetlands, grasslands and forests."

Strengthen the Age Discrimination in Employment Act - "Obama will fight job discrimination for aging employees by strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and empowering the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to prevent all forms of discrimination."

Limit term of director of national intelligence - "Will insulate the Director of National Intelligence from political pressure by giving the DNI a fixed term, like the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Obama and Biden will seek consistency and integrity at the top of our intelligence community -- not just a political ally."

Call for a consultative group of congressional leaders on national security -"I will call for a standing, bipartisan consultative group of congressional leaders on national security. I will meet with this consultative group every month and consult with them before taking major military action."

Give annual "State of the World" address

"I'll give an annual 'State of the World' address to the American people in which I lay out our national security policy."

Reduce earmarks to 1994 levels - "Barack Obama is committed to returning earmarks to less than $7.8 billion a year, the level they were at before 1994."

Work to ban the permanent replacement of striking workers - "He will work to ban the permanent replacement of striking workers, so workers can stand up for themselves without worrying about losing their livelihoods."

Establish a low carbon fuel standard - "Will establish a National Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) to speed the introduction of low-carbon non-petroleum fuels. The standard requires fuels suppliers in 2010 to begin to reduce the carbon of their fuel by 5 percent within 5 years and 10 percent within 10 years. The Obama-Biden plan will incentivize increased private sector investment in advanced low-carbon fuels and has a sustainability provision to ensure that increased biofuels production does not come at the expense of environmental conservation. TheLCFS is an important mechanism in ensuring that our efforts to reduce our oil dependence also reduce carbon emissions."

Require 25 percent renewable energy by 2025 - "Will create a federal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) that will require 25 percent of American electricity be derived from renewable sources by 2025, which has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs on its own."

Enact windfall profits tax for oil companies - "Will require oil companies to take a reasonable share of their record-breaking windfall profits and use it to provide direct relief worth $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a married couple. The relief would be delivered as quickly as possible to help families cope with the rising price of gasoline, food and other necessities. The rebates would be fully paid for with five years of a windfall profits tax on record oil company profits."

Create cap and trade system with interim goals to reduce global warming - "Will set a hard cap on all carbon emissions at a level that scientists say is necessary to curb global warming - an 80% reduction by 2050. To ensure this isn't just talk, I will also commit to interim targets toward this goal in 2020, 2030, and 2040. These reductions will start immediately, and we'll continue to follow the recommendations of top scientists to ensure that our targets are strong enough to meet the challenge we face."

Use revenue from cap and trade to support clean energy and environmental restoration - "A small portion of the receipts generated by auctioning [cap and trade] allowances ($15 billion per year) will be used to support the development of clean energy, invest in energy efficiency improvements, and help develop the next generation of biofuels and clean energy vehicles – measures that will help the economy and help meet the emissions reduction targets. It will also be used to provide new funding to state and federal land and wildlife managers to restore habitat, create wildlife migration corridors, and assist fish and wildlife to adapt to the effects of a warming climate. All remaining receipts will be used for rebates and other transition relief to ensure that families and communities are not adversely impacted by the transition to a new energy, low carbon economy."

Require plug-in fleet at the White House - "Within one year of becoming President, the entire White House fleet will be converted to plug-ins as security permits."

Require new federal fleet purchases to be half plug-in hybrids or electric vehicles

"Half of all cars purchased by the federal government will be plug-in hybrids or all-electric by 2012." - Require more flex-fuel cars for the federal government - "Government should lead the way here. I showed up at this event in a government vehicle that does not have a flexible-fuel tank. When I'm president, I will make sure that every vehicle purchased by the federal government does."

Mandate flexible fuel vehicles by 2012 - "Will work with Congress and auto companies to ensure that all new vehicles have flexible fuel (FFV) capability . . . by the end of his first term in office."

Double federal program to help "reverse" commuters who go from city to suburbs - "Will double the federal Jobs Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program to ensure that additional federal public transportation dollars flow to the highest-need communities and that urban planning initiatives take this aspect of transportation policy into account. JARC funds have been used to connect low-income workers around the country with job opportunities."

Require energy conservation in use of transportation dollars - "Will require governors and local leaders in our metropolitan areas to make energy conservation a required part of their planning for the expenditure of federal transportation funds."

Provide an annual report on "state of our energy future" - "I will report to the American people every year on the State of our Energy Future."

Devote federal resources to promote cellulosic ethanol - "Will invest federal resources, including tax incentives, cash prizes and government contracts into developing the most promising technologies with the goal of getting the first two billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol into the system by 2013."

Sign the Freedom of Choice Act - "Throughout my career, I've been a consistent and strong supporter of reproductive justice, and have consistently had a 100% pro-choice rating with Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America. ... And I will continue to defend this right by passing the Freedom of Choice Act as president."

Allow penalty-free hardship withdrawals from retirement accounts in 2008 and 2009 - "Obama and Biden are calling for legislation that would allow withdrawals of 15% up to $10,000 from retirement accounts without penalty (although subject to the normal taxes). This would apply to withdrawals in 2008 (including retroactively) and 2009."

Give the White House's Privacy and Civil Liberties Board subpoena power - "Strengthen the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board with subpoena powers and reporting responsibilities."

Recognize the Armenian genocide - "Two years ago, I criticized the Secretary of State for the firing of U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, John Evans, after he properly used the term 'genocide' to describe Turkey's slaughter of thousands of Armenians starting in 1915. … as President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide."

No family making less than $250,000 will see "any form of tax increase." - "I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

Negotiate health care reform in public sessions televised on C-SPAN - To achieve health care reform, "I'm going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We'll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies -- they'll get a seat at the table, they just won't be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we'll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process."

Create a public option health plan for a new National Health Insurance Exchange. - "The exchange will require that all the plans offered are at least as generous as the new public plan and meet the same standards for quality and efficiency."

Cut the cost of a typical family's health insurance premium by up to $2,500 a year - "I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year."

Bring Democrats and Republicans together to pass an agenda - Obama and Joe Biden will "turn the page on the ugly partisanship in Washington, so we can bring Democrats and Republicans together to pass an agenda that works for the American people."

Introduce a comprehensive immigration bill in the first year - "I cannot guarantee that it is going to be in the first 100 days. But what I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I'm promoting. And I want to move that forward as quickly as possible."

Obama’s Lies Cripple his Future

By Rick Manning November 18, 2013

The question swirling around Washington, D.C. is whether President Obama is politically dead due to his Obamacare, “you can keep your insurance” lie?

It is no longer a question of whether Obama lied, it is merely diagnosis of the fallout.

Vulnerable Democrat Senator Kay Hagen of North Carolina has admitted through a spokesperson that she knew he was lying all along.  Senator Kristen Gillibrand of New York has admitted the same.

While groups like Americans for Limited Government have been pointing out since the middle of 2010 that Obama’s own Labor Department predicted in employer health insurance regulations that they promulgated that as many as 69 percent of all employer health policies would not be allowed, the lie continued to be told and believed.

After all, a second term needed to be won and the ends do justify the means in the minds of liars.

Most recently, President Obama apparently stuck in a delusional world, decided to shut down the federal government rather than delay the implementation of his signature legislation.

Even more recently, Obama spokesmen and surrogates attempted to argue that only those with “junk” insurance were losing their coverage.  A claim refuted by liberal political columnists like Kirsten Powers.

The truth is that once a liar gets exposed, all the kings horses and all the kings men can’t put his credibility back together again.

Yet how can anyone be surprised that this Administration lies with impunity? They aren’t even very good at it.

Then United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice went onto every weekend talk show the weekend after four Americans were slain by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, spreading the abject lie that the attack was fomented by an Internet movie that no one had ever seen or heard of prior to the attack.

More than a year and a half later, Team Obama has refused to allow the truth to be told about who made the decision to concoct a story, and more importantly, who made the decision to leave those Americans alone to die.

Susan Rice, for her part, did not get her coveted Secretary of State appointment, but did get the very nice National Security Advisor consolation prize.  A nice promotion in exchange for her diverting the heat away from the Administration during the short time the public was focused on the attack.  As Obama and his team knew, it would not be long they and the media that feeds them had been distracted by the latest Kardashian marriage, sports or other trivial pursuit.

When a president has learned through experience that there is no accountability for lying and it only serves as an advantage, can we expect any other choice?

Now, that same president is coming back to Republicans and asking them to trust him on a different issue — immigration reform.  He is promising that he will help them politically if they pass legislation to his liking.

The same president whose staff equated those who attempted to stop the disastrous implementation of Obamacare to terrorists is now, a month later, urging those same people to trust him with the promise that he will trade off of his popularity for them.

A popularity and trust that no longer exists as the public has discovered what even the Democrats in D.C. knew about Obama. He cannot be trusted.

However, this latest promise to Republicans on immigration reveals the ultimate truth about Obama, he may be the only person in D.C. who thinks he has any credibility left.

This self-delusion is the final lie of this Administration, even though the nation has to endure it for another three years.

Rick Manning (@rmanning957) is vice president of public policy and communications for Americans for Limited Government. 

 

Read more at NetRightDaily.com: http://netrightdaily.com/2013/11/obamas-lies-cripple-future/#ixzz2lZHWbIfk

 IMMIGRATION AGENTS: OBAMA 'IN NO POSITION' TO DEMAND AMNESTY

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) National Council president Chris Crane released a statement on Wednesday in response to President Barack Obama’s calls for amnesty for America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants, saying that President Obama has no authority or mandate to make such a demand.

The President is in no position to demand Congress pass immigration reform,” Crane said. “His administration and DHS leadership have undermined ICE's enforcement mission and put the public safety and national security at risk. Officers are currently forced to apply his DREAMer orders to detainees in prisons and jails.”

Crane added that because of the president’s policies, severe criminals are released from jails all as a result of his support of amnesty.

Aggravated felons, child molesters and other violent criminals are released every day back into communities based on the President's unlawful policies,” Crane said. 

Eight months ago ICE officers requested a meeting with President Obama and are still waiting to meet. Yet the President invited CEO's, big labor and activist groups to meet with him on immigration, as well as illegal aliens who were invited to the Oval Office. This administration has shown contempt for law enforcement and ICE personnel. I hope Democrats and Republicans in the House will reject the calls of the White House and its big business allies seeking to profit from "reform" and make its first priority on immigration to investigate the corruption at DHS.

Obama said he plans to push for amnesty the "day after" the fiscal fights in Congress conclude. (Note: this article may confirm that the aliens who are being currently arrested ar the so-called "Exemplary Model Aliens Under Removal Proceedings" - In summary the hard core criminal illegal aliens are being replaced by non-criminal law obidient aliens.   



 

About Miguel Contreras

Miguel Angel Contreras is the founding and chairmen emeritus of the Federal Hispanic Law Enforcement Officers Association www.fhleoa.org and the principal agent and representative of a class action lawsuit of discrimination filed in 1995 against the Legacy U.S. Customs Service, later reorganized into the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In 2007, a U.S. District Court dismissed the class action on only one issue. The case, Miguel A. Contreras, et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security will never be forgotten. Dr. Contreras is a renowned leader with a firm commitment to diverse ethnic communities worldwide. He is recognized for his work ethics in the areas of leadership, civil rights advocate, social ethics, reform, and reconciliation. A noted criminal justice, law enforcement, security management, and community leader for more than 30 years, his expertise and extensive background in these subject areas have resulted in his being called for consultation with various organizations on issues dealing with law enforcement, security management, U.S. Customs, U.S. immigration issues, society, and social justice. Dr. Contreras, for 30 years served with distinction as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator and as a journeyman criminal investigator with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, such as the US Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, www.ice.gov US Customs Service's Offices of Investigations and Internal Affairs, www.ice.gov US Drug Enforcement Administration, www.dea.gov US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, www.atf.gov US Immigration & Naturalization Service, www.ice.gov and US Defense Investigative Service, www.dss.mil. He served with the Lansing Police Department www.lansingpolice.com as a police officer and corrections officer with the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan, www.ingham.org/sh in the late 1970s. Dr. Contreras honorably retired from federal law enforcement service on October 4, 2006. He has lectured foreign national federal police personnel in national security issues, and has traveled to several countries as a Federal law enforcement official. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), designation granted by the American Society for Industrial Security, www.asisonline.org a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), designation granted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, www.acfe.com a Diplomate of the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts (DABLEE), designation granted by the American College of Forensic Examiners, www.acfei.com and Certified Security Supervisor (CSS) and Certified Protection Officer (CPO), designations granted by the International Foundation for Protection Officers, www.ifpo.org. A consummate no-nonsense law enforcement and security management expert, is a driving-force of numerous coalitions across ideological, cultural and social spectrum, he has served on numerous local, regional and national boards assisting communities. Dr. Contreras received his Associate Applied of Science degree and Associate in Business at Arizona Western College, www.azwestern.edu and Lansing Community College, www.lcc.edu respectively, and a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Michigan State University, www.msu.edu a Master in Theology and Apologetics, and a Doctor of Theology degree at Calvin School of Apologetics & Theology, www.calvinschool.info a Master of Theology in Christian Counseling, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theology, and a Doctor in Theology in Pastoral Counseling at Northwestern Theological Seminary, www.northwesternseminary.com. He also conducted advanced graduate studies in security management at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, www.le.ac.uk. In January 2005, he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Northwestern Theological Seminary. Dr. Contreras is currently an ordained minister with the Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (LEPC). He was a former minister and pastor with the Assemblies of God. He also offered totally free Christian counseling and preached for free at the Crossroads Mission Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center and at other locations in Yuma, AZ and nation-wide. Dr. Contreras never received compensation or was paid for his pastoral, preaching or Christian Counseling services.

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Miguel Angel Contreras is the founding and chairmen emeritus of the Federal Hispanic Law Enforcement Officers Association www.fhleoa.org and the principal agent and representative of a class action lawsuit of discrimination filed in 1995 against the Legacy U.S. Customs Service, later reorganized into the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In 2007, a U.S. District Court dismissed the class action on only one issue. The case, Miguel A. Contreras, et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security will never be forgotten. Dr. Contreras is a renowned leader with a firm commitment to diverse ethnic communities worldwide. He is recognized for his work ethics in the areas of leadership, civil rights advocate, social ethics, reform, and reconciliation. A noted criminal justice, law enforcement, security management, and community leader for more than 30 years, his expertise and extensive background in these subject areas have resulted in his being called for consultation with various organizations on issues dealing with law enforcement, security management, U.S. Customs, U.S. immigration issues, society, and social justice. Dr. Contreras, for 30 years served with distinction as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator and as a journeyman criminal investigator with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, such as the US Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, www.ice.gov US Customs Service's Offices of Investigations and Internal Affairs, www.ice.gov US Drug Enforcement Administration, www.dea.gov US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, www.atf.gov US Immigration & Naturalization Service, www.ice.gov and US Defense Investigative Service, www.dss.mil. He served with the Lansing Police Department www.lansingpolice.com as a police officer and corrections officer with the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan, www.ingham.org/sh in the late 1970s. Dr. Contreras honorably retired from federal law enforcement service on October 4, 2006. He has lectured foreign national federal police personnel in national security issues, and has traveled to several countries as a Federal law enforcement official. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), designation granted by the American Society for Industrial Security, www.asisonline.org a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), designation granted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, www.acfe.com a Diplomate of the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts (DABLEE), designation granted by the American College of Forensic Examiners, www.acfei.com and Certified Security Supervisor (CSS) and Certified Protection Officer (CPO), designations granted by the International Foundation for Protection Officers, www.ifpo.org. A consummate no-nonsense law enforcement and security management expert, is a driving-force of numerous coalitions across ideological, cultural and social spectrum, he has served on numerous local, regional and national boards assisting communities. Dr. Contreras received his Associate Applied of Science degree and Associate in Business at Arizona Western College, www.azwestern.edu and Lansing Community College, www.lcc.edu respectively, and a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Michigan State University, www.msu.edu a Master in Theology and Apologetics, and a Doctor of Theology degree at Calvin School of Apologetics & Theology, www.calvinschool.info a Master of Theology in Christian Counseling, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theology, and a Doctor in Theology in Pastoral Counseling at Northwestern Theological Seminary, www.northwesternseminary.com. He also conducted advanced graduate studies in security management at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, www.le.ac.uk. In January 2005, he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Northwestern Theological Seminary. Dr. Contreras is currently an ordained minister with the Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (LEPC). He was a former minister and pastor with the Assemblies of God. He also offered totally free Christian counseling and preached for free at the Crossroads Mission Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center and at other locations in Yuma, AZ and nation-wide. Dr. Contreras never received compensation or was paid for his pastoral, preaching or Christian Counseling services.