Gov. Brewer signs AZ illegal immigration enforcement bill…

As Gov Brewer said at the signing, AZ has requested Federal assistance from Obama 5 times with no result. We do not have the money to call up the National Guard for our border and the police need the ability to enforce the immigration laws when they encounter criminals. In addition to the international drug smuggling rings committing violence, all it takes is one terrorist crossing the border to endanger the entire country.

Pinal County Sheriff spoke about the crime epidemic this morning:

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April 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Terrorism. Comments off.

AZ Legislature approves suit against Obamacare & Illegal immigration enforcement measure moves forward…

State legislature freed Gov Brewer to sue, since Dem AG Terry Goddard refused…AZ is part of the epicenter of the housing collapse, we have a big budget shortfall Napolitano left us with and we need to cut spending. The Federal government has no business forcing us to spend money, and holding our money hostage unless we comply with their jackboot tactics.

AZDailySun:

State lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to legislation giving Gov. Jan Brewer the right to sue the federal government over the health care plan that Republicans labeled “socialism,” “voodoo math” and an assault on the rights of Arizonans. The measure, approved on a party-line vote, is the first step toward Arizona joining more than a dozen other states that already have challenged the right of the federal government to require individuals to obtain health insurance or face a fine. Brewer, who an aide said will sign the bill today also wants to attack provisions in the federal law that forbid Arizona from cutting back its own health plan if it wants to get future dollars from Washington.

“We’re seeking to protect the citizens from this unconstitutional socialism that is in full bloom in Congress,” said Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise. “The socialists of the day are only a gun confiscation away from being the communists of tomorrow.”

Sen. Frank Antenori, R-Tucson, said the federal plan, if it stands, will undermine the liberty of Arizonans.

Rep. Nancy Barto, R-Phoenix, said the new system will result in “waiting lists and rationing.”

And Rep. Ray Barnes, R-Phoenix, called the law “a death sentence for old people” who will find their requests for health care denied….

The legislature rolled back AHCCCS (our medicaid program) to trim the budget and the Obamacare law says we cannot do that, effectively removing control of our budget from our state legislature, that HAS to be unconstitutional…

…Harper, however, said it would still be cheaper to pay legal fees, even if they reach $3 million, rather than the $11 billion price tag to the state to comply.

That figure is based on estimates of what it will cost Arizona in health expenses between now and 2014 when Washington will pick up much of the cost.

Most immediately, if this state wants those future federal dollars, it cannot cut eligibility for existing programs. That would force lawmakers to reverse the just-enacted budget which cuts enrollment in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System by more than 310,000 and totally eliminates the Kids Care program …

The legislature is also working on forcing cities to comply with state policy on illegal immigration enforcement:

A House panel approved legislation Wednesday designed to force local police to use their power to detain illegal immigrants when practicable. SB 1070 would overrule any policy or procedure of a city council or police department that keeps officers from enforcing federal immigration laws. It also says that police must inquire about the immigration status of those they encounter as part of their regular activities.

The legislation which cleared the House Committee on Military Affairs and Public Safety on a 5-2 vote, also would make criminals out of those who not only harbor or transport those they know are illegal immigrants, or at least recklessly disregard that likelihood, but also outlaw encouraging an illegal immigrant to come to Arizona….

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April 1, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Immigration, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. 3 comments.

Tea Party Patriot Alert: Four No votes switched to yes? Please Call Now!

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March 16, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. Comments off.

The key House votes on health care are Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana – Please call!!

Mike Pence, R-IN tonight on Hannity said it will likely come down to the votes of the Congressional Delegations of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana!! Tell them no to the health care fiasco and no to the ‘Slaughter Rule’ BS….

INDIANA

Rep. Peter Visclosky, Indiana, 1st

http://www.house.gov/visclosky/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2461, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2493
Local Office Number: (219) 795-1844, DC Fax Number: (219) 795-1850

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Rep. Joe Donnelly, Indiana 2nd

http://donnelly.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3915, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-6798
Local Office Number: (574) 288-2780, Local Fax Number: (574) 288-2825
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

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Rep. Brad Ellsworth, Indiana, 8th

http://www.ellsworth.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4636, DC Office Fax: (202) 225-3284
Local Office Number: (812) 465-6484, Local Fax Number: (812) 422-4761
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

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Rep. Baron Hill, Indiana 9th

http://baronhill.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-5315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6866
Local Office Number: (812) 288-3999, Local Fax Number: (812) 288-3873
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

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Rep. John Boccieri, Ohio, 16th

http://boccieri.house.gov/

DC Office Number:                             (202) 225-3876         (202) 225-3876         (202) 225-3876, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3059
Local Office Number:                             (330) 489-4414         (330) 489-4414         (330) 489-4414, Local Fax Number: (330) 489-4448

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Rep. Steve Driehaus, Ohio, 1st

http://driehaus.house.gov/

DC Office Number:                (202) 225-2216         (202) 225-2216, DC Fax Number:  (202) 225-3012
Local Office Number:               (513) 684-2723         (513) 684-2723, Local Fax Number: (513) 421-8722

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Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio, 9th

http://www.kaptur.house.gov/

DC Office Number:               (202) 225-4146         (202) 225-4146, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7711
Local Office Number:               (419) 259-7500         (419) 259-7500, Local Fax Number: (419) 255-9623

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Rep. Paul Kanjorski, Pennsylvania, 11th

http://kanjorski.house.gov/

DC Office Number:               202-225-6511         202-225-6511, DC Fax Number: 202-225-0764
Local Office Number:               570-825-2200         570-825-2200, Local Fax Number: 570-825-8685

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Rep. Christopher Carney, Pennsylvania, 16th

http://carney.house.gov/

DC Office Number:                             (202) 225-3731         (202) 225-3731         (202) 225-3731, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9594
Local Office Number:                             (570) 585-9988         (570) 585-9988         (570) 585-9988, Local Fax Number: (570) 585-9977

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Rep. Jason Altmire, Pennsylvania 4th

http://www.altmire.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2565, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-2274
Local Office Number: (724) 378-0928, Local Fax Number: (724) 378-6171

Please call and have your friends and family in those states call !! This is the Last Stand to try and stop this atrocity…We can do it!! Hold the line!

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The Bishops Conference came out against the bill today as wel. NRO has it:

Statement by Cardinal Francis George, OMI

The Cost is too High; the Loss is too Great

The Catholic Bishops of the United States have long and consistently advocated for the reform of the American health care system. Their experience in health care and in Catholic parishes has acquainted them with the anguish of mothers who are unable to afford prenatal care, of families unable to ensure quality care for their children, and of those who cannot obtain insurance because of preexisting conditions.

Throughout the discussion on health care over the last year, the bishops have advocated a bipartisan approach to solving our national health care needs. They have urged that all who are sick, injured or in need receive necessary and appropriate medical assistance, and that no one be deliberately killed through an expansion of federal funding of abortion itself or of insurance plans that cover abortion. These are the provisions of the long standing Hyde amendment, passed annually in every federal bill appropriating funds for health care; and surveys show that this legislation reflects the will of the majority of our fellow citizens. The American people and the Catholic bishops have been promised that, in any final bill, no federal funds would be used for abortion and that the legal status quo would be respected.

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MM has a reminder up for the Tea Party Patriots DC meetup and Critter Contacts tomorrow:

Reminder: March 16 in Washington DC – The People’s Surge against the Demcare cramdown.

Time: March 16, 2010 from 9am to 6pm
Location: Cannon House Office Building
Street: Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey SE
City/Town: Washington, DC

March 15, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes. 2 comments.

Will Obama destroy his presidency to ram down healthcare?

My guess is yes, yes he will destroy his presidency in an attempt to ram healthcare through. That’s probably a big problem for a malignant narcissist…when people say ‘NO’ I mean….

Update from the Tea Party Patriots:

Let the Healthcare March Madness Begin!!!

Below, you will find some ideas that you may find useful to use in this fight.  You can select which ones, if any, you or your group will use.

1. Calls.
Make phone calls and send faxes to the House members listed below.


2. Petitions.
Tea Party Patriots will has a
Stop Reconciliation Petition up on our web site.  Sign it and encourage others to sign it.  We will print it off and hand deliver to Congress.

3. Rallies & Candlelight Vigils:
Host a rally and/or candlelight vigil outside your representative’s LOCAL offices.
We must host these events as often as possible. Daily is a good idea and can be done as follows:
Some groups are doing rallies and a repeat of what we did in August. Some members held daily protests outside the local offices.  NO not huge events, but daily events with at least 10 – 20 people.  We did two shifts a day, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 10:00 AM and 4:30 to 6:00 PM.  This covers the commuters to and from work.
Suggested idea is to have individuals on the street protesting and one by one someone goes up to the office to speak with an office member and/or your representative.  At the same time someone else calls the office.  We can keep them busy.  Deliver to the office a petition (get signed by friends and neighbors), a handwritten letter voicing your complaints about the HC bill and reconciliation, ask for a meeting with your rep or anyone in the office immediately not tomorrow.

The discussion is to do a national day of protest; these are the dates we have heard so far from other groups. Thursday, 3/11, Thursday, 3/18 and Wednesday, 3/24.

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March 7, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Massachusetts Get this Party Started!!!

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Tea Party Patriots Action Alert: D.C. Housecall Rally on Healthcare Thursday, Noon, Capitol Steps – Rep Michelle Bachmann, Mark Levin, Jon Voight

Update: GOP 12 Hour telecast on the House Health Care bill is underway, MM has coverage of the DC Housecall today and pics here

House Republicans are holding a 12-hour live online telecast today starting at 1pm Eastern to expose the perils and pitfalls of Pelosicare — and to spotlight the GOP alternative.

You can tune in here. Spread the word.

Politico has coverage

(…)When she took the microphone, Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) pointed to the three House office buildings across Independence Avenue from the rally.  “I invite you, when the rally’s over, to travel in those halls, look at the walls, find your (member) and walk in,” she said. “Let them know how you feel about this bill.”

Within an hour, activists were lined up down Independence Avenue to go through the magnetometers in the lobby of the Rayburn Office Building so they could confront members and staff. Bachman told them to each take a page – or a piece of a page – from one of two copies of the bill at the podium and ask a member to explain the text to them.

Bachmann’s office and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district office were surrounded by the Tea Partiers shortly after the rally ended, and the floor outside Pelosi’s office was covered in pages of the bill…

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November 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. 5 comments.

Update: Martin Mull and Horatio Hornblower on the Dems insurance mandate and $3800.00 penalties…

Update:09/09 10:00pm AZ time: Lookee here, Daniel Henninger of the WSJ has an opinion piece going up for tomorrow that agrees with MiM but in much more palatable language, lol:

…The most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll has 87% of the public somewhat or very dissatisfied with the economy. The unemployment rate is likely to go above 10% for all 2010. Whatever GDP growth may occur, there is no evidence of new-job creation. Gold’s price has risen above $1,000, suggesting inflation is swimming below the economy’s flat surface. China is stockpiling gold and worrying out loud about the weak dollar. A U.N. panel said this week the world should abandon the dollar as the world’s anchor currency.

Just now, Barack Obama’s mad obsession with arcane health-insurance puzzles looks beside the point….

Mordor

I thought these Critters were living in an Ivory Tower looking down on Americans without understanding them, now I am wondering if they are actually living in a tower in Mordor instead…

MiM was for a universal mandate to bring down the cost of high usage insureds, you spread the risk over a wider pool etc etc but that was, of course,  BEFORE the economy WENT OFF A FRAKKIN CLIFF!!!@ HELLO??? Is anybody checking these Critters in DC for a pulse??

How in the hexx can they try to pass the mandate and penalties in THIS economic environment? In 1994 this would work, hell in 2004 this would work, in 2007 this would work. You know, in an EXPANDING economy.

But now we have a RETRACTING economy and MASSIVE UNEMPLOYMENT.. Which is of course why MiM thinks this is POLITICAL, Congress and TOTUS pushing it now, not an actual health care delivery crisis. And pullleeeezze don’t tell me how this does not kick in until 2013. People will FEEL the pain NOW and revolt against it and kill the plan or as I predict take control back in 2010 (which I think will happen in the House regardless).

And let us not forget the impact this will have on CAPITAL MARKETS and HIRING which are, of course, FORWARD LOOKING!!!!! D’uh!!! Way to kill an incipient recovery. We cannot even invest in DEFENSIVE stock plays, like KO!!! (Coca Cola) b/c even CONSUMER STAPLES like lightbulbs (and next I’m sure Teh Evvvvvil Two-Ply toilet paper killing Gaia!) are under assault (Cheerios and sugary drink makers, Tylenol in flu season, look out, Big Brother coming to frak with you too!)

People are LOSING THEIR HOMES. Food Stamp usage is at a RECORD high. Now is NOT the time to tell people to get ready for another ginormous govt program and TAX.

And if it can wait until 2013 to kick in, why in the name of all that is Holy are we ramming it through NOW?? Yeah POLITICAL BS that’s why. So take your moral imperative and pack it up with your condescension and take a long walk neoprogs…a 4 year walk according to Baucus…

You know what’s a crisis? THE DAMNED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS A CRISIS!

Anywho, H/T to the commenter on McCardle’s site who said the Baucus $3800.00 penalty for a family who does NOT buy health insurance under his plan is comparable to the Python Martin Mull! skit wherein Christopher Columbus in reply to his Officer telling him ‘The men have not eaten in days sir” says “Well Make them eat!”

Gee it’s almost like some band of intellectual elites far removed from the realities of everyday Americans lives are coming up with these ideas isn’t it?

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mattman26 September 8, 2009 3:31 PM:

High-income people being more inclined to believe that everyone ought to have to buy health insurance has sort of a Marie Antoinette quality to it. (“Why the hell aren’t you buying health insurance?” “Uh, I don’t have enought money?”)

Or the old Python Christopher Columbus sketch (from whence comes the song “Men, Men, Men”): “Sir, the men haven’t eaten for days.” Columbus replies: “Well, make them eat!

September 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Comedy, Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. Comments off.

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