The use of executive orders by Presidents of the United States is not new, but the nature of these orders has become more alarming and totalitarian than at any other point in the history of the United States.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that 45 million people received food stamps in 2011. That’s about a 70 percent increase from 2007.
John Brennan, a 49-year-old man from Portland, Ore., was trying to fly from Portland to San Jose, Calif., when he felt that Transportation Security Administration officials were harassing him. In order to make their job easier, he stripped naked.
According to the Summit of the Americas’ website, the gathering is a time when “leaders discuss common policy issues, affirm shared values and commit to concerted actions at the national and regional level to address continuing and new challenges faced in the Americas.” But the great leaders of the United States did much more.
A 36-year-old Transportation Security Administration baggage inspector, Clayton Keith Dovel, has been snatching iPads from luggage. Police got on Dovel’s trail after a traveler electronically traced his missing iPad to Dovel’s home. Eight iPads have been recovered.
On Friday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that increases Federal involvement in the oversight of unconventional methods for mining natural gas. The order comes just after many Republican lawmakers have chided agencies working on regulations for the industry.
The battle over centralized versus decentralized authority and economy has been going on for quite some time. States can accomplish the task of insulation from financial crisis and Federal control, but State governments must be willing to actually pursue independence.
Even years after his death, the Roman Senate continued to cry “Hannibal is at the gates,” using the peoples’ fear of Hannibal exactly as the U.S. government and its lapdog politicians today use the myth of terrorism. We are sacrificing liberty for “security” because of the created, imagined threat of terrorists.
What gets my goat is when someone celebrates receiving a tax refund. People act as though it’s manna from heaven. I tell them the truth: By overpaying their taxes, they have in effect been giving a profligate and wasteful government an interest-free loan.
A provision in the Obamacare bill gives the Administration of Barack Obama a taxpayer-funded $5 billion slush fund to dole out to favored businesses, labor unions and States to pay for health insurance for early retirees. Two recipients of those funds are The Washington Post Company and CBS Corporation.