Shep is exactly right… They certainly knew about the bonuses. What’s more they are screaming about 165M in bonuses to AIG executives, but they don’t say a word about 2/3rds of the 173B that went to oversea banks in the AIG bailout. Money was taken from AIG by Obama and by many others who voted on this. All hypocrites (the congress and all other US politicians), and all of them deserve to be run out of town on a rail… Preferably tar and feathered. To violate those contracts given to AIG, is to subvert the US Constitution – obey the rule of law:
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
In a move reminiscent of the Hitler Youth movement, our new administration is about to usher in the Give Act:
The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act — sponsored by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y, and George Miller, D-Calif. — was approved by a 34-3 vote in the House Education and Labor Committee last week.
Most troubling is this:
The bipartisan commission will be tasked with exploring a number of topics, including “whether a workable, fair and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the nation.”
“We contribute our time and money under no government coercion on a scale the rest of the world doesn’t emulate and probably can’t imagine,” said Luke Sheahan, contributing editor for the Family Security Foundation. “The idea that government should order its people to perform acts of charity is contrary to the idea of charity and it removes the responsibility for charity from the people to the government, destroying private initiative.”
Others say they are concerned that the increased funding will be used to promote one ideology over another.
“It’s allowing taxpayer funding of the left-wing organizations,” said Larry Hart, director of government relations for the American Conservative Union.
I don’t know about you, but my children and/or grandchildren will NOT be forced into this. Over my dead body if need be… Read it all…
UPDATE: This will make your blood boil: House Passes Volunteerism Bill Critics Call Pricey, Forced Service
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded,” Obama, who worked as a community organizer in Chicago early in his career, said during a Colorado Springs rally.
Supporters say critics are a minority who prefer to agitate than assist.
“Resistance to expanded public service programs can be expected from the ideologically sclerotic, those who occupy the negative ground between government as the problem and government as our enemy,” former Democratic Colorado Sen. Gary Hart wrote in a recent op-ed on the Huffington Post Web site.
Mr. Hart can go know himself in the biblical sense… Just saying…
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
In what I perceive as a direct violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, the Army from Ft. Rucker was sent into Samson, AL after numerous murders in the town:
Army Investigating How and Why Troops Were Sent Into Alabama Town After Murder Spree
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
By Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor
(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Army has launched an inquiry into how and why active duty troops from Fort Rucker, Ala., came to be placed on the streets of Samson, Ala., during last week’s murder spree in that tiny South Alabama community. The use of the troops was a possible violation of federal law.
“On March 10, after a report of an apparent mass murder in Samson, Ala., 22 military police soldiers from Fort Rucker, Ala., along with the provost marshal, were sent to the city of Samson,” Harvey Perritt, spokesman for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Va., told CNSNews.com on Monday.
And I ask you, since when do we need the military to direct traffic:
Jim Stromenger, a dispatcher at the Samson Police Department, confirmed the MP’s presence in the town, telling CNSNews.com that the troops “came in to help with traffic control and to secure the crime scene”–and the department was glad for the help.
And they are using the Insurrection Act as their reasoning for doing so:
“The security of a crime scene is something I think that would roll up in the category of a ‘search, seizure or other activity,’” Rittgers added.
In addition, there is the Insurrection Act of 1808, as amended in 2007, (Title 10, Section 331 of the U.S. Code) under which the president can authorize troops “to restore order and enforce the laws of the United States” in an insurrection.
“Whenever there is an insurrection in any State against its government, the President may, upon the request of its legislature or of its governor if the legislature cannot be convened, call into federal service such of the militia of the other States, in the number requested by that State, and use such of the armed forces, as he considers necessary to suppress the insurrection,” the law states.
In 2007, Congress expanded the list to include “natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition” as situations for which the president can authorize troops, provided that “domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the state or possession are incapable of maintaining public order.”
What the hell is going on? The Justice Department would not even comment. Folks, this just gets worse and worse. Obama has been in office just under 2 months and we are beginning to see heavy handedness as we have never seen before. Along with landing on DHS lists for protesting or supporting conservative values, we now are seeing how far the government will go. I pray that our military and police will not stand for this and will turn against the government on this kind of order. Otherwise, things are libel to get nasty sooner than later…
Key Excerpt from YouTube ‘spammed by US Congressmen’:
Other postings, including one by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, were said to be too eccentric or random to resonate.
In a minute-long video, Mrs Pelosi showed footage of her life behind the scenes in the Capitol Building through the eyes of two pet cats.
Making matters more bizarre, the minute-long film was captured to the strains of Rick Astley’s disco hit, Never Going To Give You Up.
Pelosi must be deranged or on drugs – behold your esteemed leaders and what your money and votes have bought…