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Dangerous Collusion Between Big Government & Big Business

Study: “The more companies spend on influence, the lower their effective tax rates and the higher their stock returns compared with competitors’, according to recent research.”

Why Your Smartphone is NOT Your best Friend

Government could use metadata to map your every move

By Lindsay Wise and Jonathan S. Landay | McClatchy Washington Bureau

last updated: June 20, 2013 04:49:22 PM

If you tweet a picture from your living room using your smartphone, you’re sharing far more than your new hairdo or the color of the wallpaper. You’re potentially revealing the exact coordinates of your house to anyone on the Internet.

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The Obama campaign Used Facebook Photo Tags to Support Get Out the Vote

The bad news is that this effort is ongoing, plus the majority of G.O.P. leaders are seriously underestimating the scope and expansion of the data grab.

From Texas blogger ” The real beauty of the system is how nicely it fits into the Obama Administration’s spying programs and their micro targeting efforts to use the power of federal agencies to punish enemies and to reward friends.”

Read the full N.Y. Times article below (Facebook info is on page 5)

Report by the College Republican National Committee on how the GOP can attract young people: Heavy on anecdotal comments but lacking hard statistics. The tedious 95 page report made little attempt to sub-classify the broad category ‘youth.’ Disappointing on the heels of the equally unfocused RNC Growth & Opportunity Report.

The authors offered the following generalized advice with no elaboration:

1) Focus on the economic issues that affect young people today: education, the cost of health care, unemployment.

2) Capture the brand attributes of intelligence, hard work, and responsibility.

3) Don’t concede “caring” and “open-minded” to the left.

4) Fix the debt and cut spending, but recognize that messages about “big government” are the least effective way to win this battle of ideas with young voters.

5) Go where young voters are and give them something to share.

The liberals never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

The ‘gun show loophole’ that 40% of gun owners buy their guns at gun shows was based on a 1997 study of only 251 people of which 35.7% indicated that they acquired their gun from a source other than a licensed gun dealer. This figure, rounded up to 40% also included people who acquired their gun thru inheritances and gifts!! Because of the small sample size and the fact that most people in this sample inherited their gun, this often-quoted statistic is pure bunk.

Further, in a study of 18,000 inmates, less than 1% reported that they acquired their gun at a gun show.

If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.

Chuck Todd: “DOJ wants to criminalize journalism”

Joe Scarboro: “The White House leaks when it suits them, when it doesn’t they call it espionage”

Quotes From MSNBC’s Chuck Todd and Joe Scarboro
May 22, 2013

BAM!! CBS’s Bob Schieffer tears into White House spin artist Dan Pfeiffer - bests FoxNews coverage on Sunday talk shows…

"I mean I would, and I mean this as no disrespect to you — why are you here today? Why isn’t the White House chief of staff here to tell us what happened?”

Political abuse of the IRS threatens the basic integrity of our government.
From Peggy Noonan: “Something big has shifted. The standing of the administration has changed.

As always it comes down to trust. Do you trust the president’s answers when he’s pressed on an uncomfortable story? Do you trust his people to be sober and fair-minded as they go about their work? Do you trust the IRS and the Justice Department? You do not.

The president, as usual, acts as if all of this is totally unconnected to him. He’s shocked, it’s unacceptable, he’ll get to the bottom of it. He read about it in the papers, just like you.

But he is not unconnected, he is not a bystander. This is his administration. Those are his executive agencies. He runs the IRS and the Justice Department.

A president sets a mood, a tone. He establishes an atmosphere. If he is arrogant, arrogance spreads. If he is to too partisan, too disrespecting of political adversaries, that spreads too. Presidents always undo themselves and then blame it on the third guy in the last row in the sleepy agency across town.”
We’re going to find out what happened in Benghazi & I don’t give a damn who’s career is impacted
Congressman Trey Gowdy, Benghazi Hearings, May 8th, 2013
James Carville Calls Ted Cruz the ‘Most Talented and Fearless Republican Politician’ He’s Seen in Decades

Carville: “I think [Ted Cruz] is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years.  I further think that he’s going to run for president, and he is going to create something. He touches every button, and this guy has no fear.  He just keeps plowing ahead.  And he is going to be something to watch.”

GOP Launches High-Tech Data Operation

The basics:

  • The platform will be built by Liberty Works
  • The initiative will be managed by Data Trust
  • The RNC data warehouse will be the center of the platform. This data warehouse on the GOP side includes decades of gathered data from voter contact, micro-targeting and publicly available consumer data.

Read the full report below.

I agree.  When is Congress going to actually conduct a legislative process like our founders intended? Instead, a few ‘gang’ members decide what’s best, write an “all or nothing huge bill’ and rush it through. Immigration ‘reform’ is setting up like Obamacare. Disappointed so far with Rubio on this issue.

Must read article in the WSJ critical of the President for giving Hollywood a pass in the gun debate.

Frank Gaffney “This is the single most essential national security decision in our lifetime that no one knows is being made.”

Universal Background Checks — Liberal Codeword for Confiscation

Universal Background Checks: deception and misrepresentation. It is a check on the SELLER as well. Unless you have paperwork, that .22 cal rifle your grandfather had is now ILLEGAL. When you die, you cannot leave your firearms to your family, and unless you provide paperwork, they would be considered illegal and be confiscated.

Don’t be DUPED by this assault on the Second Amendment!!

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/03/universal_background_checks_the_liberal_holy_grail.html