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Obama “Very Interested” In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action

Seems like we’re making that up to make a point about amnesty, right?

We’re not.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is “very interested” in the idea of raising taxes through unilateral executive action.

“The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans,” Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action.
Obama would not be the first president to try to establish tax policy through executive order. Our Grand Hero of the Depression, FDR, tried to tax people at a top marginal rate of 100% (yes, 100%) by executive order. Historian Burton Folsom explains that FDR “issued an executive order to tax all income over $25,000 at the astonishing rate of 100 percent. Congress later repealed the order, but still allowed top incomes to be taxed at a marginal rate of 90 percent.”
The rationale was the rationale always used by government to infringe on your liberties in jaw-dropping ways: We’re at war, don’t you know.

As Allahpundit notes in his post on this, Obama won’t tax the middle class with this tactic. He’ll restrict the action to corporate taxes — since, as we all know, corporate taxes are paid only by corporations, and are not passed on to consumers.

(If you are rolling your eyes at that last sentence, you’re my kind of reader!)

…the key bit comes at 1:10:45 below. Look at it from O’s perspective: If you’re going to steal lawmaking power from Congress on an important issue like immigration, why wouldn’t you also steal power on an issue like taxes that’s at the very core of the liberal agenda? Not only have Republicans in Congress failed to stop his earlier power grabs, they’ve actively humiliated themselves in trying. It’s pure win for the White House. And success, as the saying goes, breeds success.

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2nd Amendment Night … Success

ETP Membership Meeting .... Packed House!

ETP’s, 2nd Amendment Night, Membership Meeting …. Packed House!

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DAVID KOPEL, Nationally Prominent 2nd Amendment Rights Attorney speaks to the ETP Membership.

ETP’s February Membership meeting met with great reviews from those in attendance.  With the 2nd AMENDMENT being the focus of the night and DAVID KOPEL as Featured Guest Speaker , it was an informative and supportive evening.  David Kopel, a Nationally Prominent 2nd Amendment Rights Attorney gave an information packed report on the Colorado Sheriff’s lawsuit against Governor Hickenlooper over the 2013 anti-gun laws.  Jeffco D.A. Pete Weir, Jeffco Sheriff Schrader, Clear Creek County Sheriff Albers, and Park County Undersheriff Gore were in attendance to meet and speak with our members.  With a standing room only gathering, there was much appreciation shared.

An added feature to the evening was a large display of unique and popular firearms.  Bristlecone Pine Shooting Range, Colorado Gun Brokers, Three Gun and Suppressors, Ken Evridge CCW Instructor and others were there to share information on their firearms, classes, and expertise.

ETP’s March 9th Membership Meeting is shaping up to be another information packed meeting you will not want to miss ….. Save the Date!

 

Iran and the Bomb

Many countries have nuclear weapons, and many more want them. Only one, though, has its neighbors and the world terrified. That country is Iran. Why is everyone so concerned? Because the Islamic theocracy has repeatedly threatened to destroy Israel, sponsors global terrorism, and would leverage the deterrence effect of a nuclear weapon to advance their anti-Western and anti-American interests. Bret Stephens, foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal explains the one thing you really need to know in order to understand why we can’t let Iran get the bomb–they may actually use it.


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Federal debt doubled since 2007

CBO Director predicts unsustainable debt, “HEIGHTENING THE RISK OF FISCAL CRISIS”

 

“We expect that federal debt held by the public will amount to 74% of GDP at the end of this fiscal year, more than twice what it was at the end of 2007” -Budget Office Director Elmendorf

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CBO Director Douglas Elmdenorf testified that debt will exceed 100% of GDP within 25 years and continue to rise, a “trend that could not be sustained” and would eventually heighten “the risk of a fiscal crisis” before the House Budget Committee on Tuesday. (more…)

A means to smite the federal Leviathan

The Founders foresaw the need to reinstitute limited government

By Tom Coburn – – Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Our national soul is being corrupted by Washington’s unhindered and unconstitutional overreach. Our Founders anticipated the federal government might get out of control at some point, and they gave us a constitutional mechanism to rein it in. It’s called a Convention of the States, outlined in Article V of the Constitution.

Too many in Washington have forgotten they work for the American people, and that needs to change if America is going to remain a strong, free and prosperous nation. As it now stands, we are a nation mired in massive and growing debt, out-of-control regulation, high taxes and less freedom. Washington cannot and will not fix this — only the American people have the will and power to put America back together.
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DEFEAT JIHAD SUMMIT Identifies the Enemy in Unusually Plain Language

On Wednesday February 11th, the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. hosted the first ever “Defeat Jihad Summit” with leaders represented from across the world discussing the threat of Islamic Jihadis and how to build a strategy for victory. This has never been done since the jihadis in Iran declared war against us in 1979.

The focus of the program was to clearly identify the enemy the United States and the West is facing, and begin a discussion on building long-term solutions to defeating the Islamic Movement in all its forms. The focus is total victory.

In summation, the threat we face is a global Islamic Movement whose doctrine is Sharia (Islamic Law). Now subverting governments worldwide, conquering nations/regions across the globe, and barbarically killing hundreds of thousands of human beings on several continents, this massive threat continues to be minimized and given little attention by the current U.S. administration.
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