Info Highway: May 20th 2012

News Snippets for May 20th, 2012:

  • Button_Newsboy-Extra_animatedUS House Speaker, John Boener (Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA), and Majority Whip, Keven McCarthy (CA) have joined House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, Darrell Issa (CA) in sending a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder to demand full cooperation with the ongoing Congressional investigation into the “Fast and Furious” operation that the Obama administration has made infamous and caused the death of Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry. (Press Release) The Justice Department is not and has not been cooperating with the committee nor complied with a Congressional subpoena that seeks answers concerning the scandalous operation headed by Eric Holder. It is an enactment of the Obama administration’s policy that it is above the Rule of Law, just as the president has refused subpoenas regarding his alleged falsified documents of Selective Service and Birth Certificate. In addition, in defiance against the Constitution of the United States and the authority of Congress, President Obama has mandated executive orders and policies that are unconstitutional and a few that are not printed in English, which is a violation against fair access to information of American citizens. More details concerning Justice Department and congressional letter here. Darrell Issa is pursuing contempt charges against Eric Holder. Go HERE to sign a petition to indict and/or fire Eric Holder.
  • The United Nations has been an entity that has tried to push global eradication of privately owned firearms for more than ten years. Recently is has become part of the UN Arms Trade Treaty that not only mentions tanks, helicopters, and other heavy military weapons, but privately-owned small arms such as rifles, shotguns, and handguns. It is a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2009, the conference being held in July of 2012 to address the language of the treaty. Needless to say, those Americans and organizations like the National Rifle Association (NRA), who protect the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States are concerned.
  • Candidates in both political camps are turning away from important issues and focusing upon what is not important to the improvement of the situation in America, namely the idea that the state deciding what constitutes marriage and who can or cannot get married. All the while, sociocrats continue to demean the “rich” and paint all corporations and big business as inherently “evil” – when, in fact, it is that part of society that creates and maintains the proper atmosphere for the rest of us to succeed in life with employment and opportunities to improve ourselves financially. What part of that does not Americans and its European counterparts understand? Obviously our educational system must be broken if Americans believe the tripe that comes out of politicians and their corresponding media mouths when it comes to promoting class envy. If Americans have a life goal to become wealthy, they must do what those did to become that part of society – if that is what floats their boat. Living off the government (other people’s tax money) and/or spending large sums of cash on lottery tickets is not the answer to improving one’s financial betterment. Education and determination to succeed is the answer. Read Hating the Rich by Bill O’Reilly
  • Here’s a bad review for the Democrats in Congress, specifically the Democrat majority. Senate Republicans had tried to get Harry Reid and company to do something about the budget for THREE YEARS. Hmm. That is as long as Obama has been president. Senators Pat Toomey, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee, all Tea-Party congressmen, introduced a fiscally conservative budget proposal that were voted down by Democrat senators. When asked, they refused to submit their own budget, but Republican senators did force a vote on President Obama’s budget proposal. Keep in mind this is the crowd that complained about GW Bush administration’s budget. Max Pappas, FreedomWorks Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy stated:
President Obama’s budget proposal, S.Con Res. 41, was introduced by Senator Sessions of Alabama in order to give the Democrats a chance to vote on the President’s plan to dramatically raise spending and taxes. Unsurprisingly, the Obama budget received zero votes from either party, as it is absurdly unsustainable and indefensible.
Read more HERE.
That’s it for May 20th, 2012.