Feds Stop Snatching Tax Refunds — Because They Got Caught

Originally posted on A Moral Outrage:

PJMedia

That “discretion under current law” may be a major caveat. The confiscations without warning that were taking place were allowed because someone — we still don’t know who — snuck a change of the statute of limitations into the 2008 farm bill. So from that perspective, “current law” allowed Treasury to do what it was doing.

But children are not obligated to pay their parents’ debts from their own assets, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Treasury was violating that in taking the children’s tax refunds. And there’s the matter of due process, which the federal government was just ignoring outright. Someone should face prosecution for violating Americans’ rights.

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Will Taxpayers Be Forced to Bail Out Union Pensions?

Originally posted on International Liberty:

As a supporter of genuine capitalism, which means the right of contract and the absence of coercion, I don’t think there should be any policies that help or hinder unions .

The government should simply be a neutral referee that enforces contracts and upholds the rule of law.

Similarly, I also don’t have any philosophical objection to employers and employees agreeing to “defined benefit” pension plans, which basically promise workers a pre-determined amount of money after they retire based on factors such as average pay and years in the workforce.

After all, my money and property aren’t involved, so it’s not my business.

That being said, these so-called “DB plans” have a bad habit of going bankrupt. And that means the rest of us may get stuck with the bill if there’s a taxpayer bailout.

I discuss these issues in an interview with Fox Business News.

My main point…

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Is Obama Cooking the Census Books for Obamacare?

Originally posted on A Moral Outrage:

That answer is easy…

For several months now, whenever the topic of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act came up, I’ve been saying that it was too soon to tell its ultimate effects. We don’t know how many people have paid for their new insurance policies, or how many of those who bought policies were previously uninsured. For that, I said, we will have to wait for Census Bureau data, which offer the best assessment of the insurance status of the whole population. Other surveys are available, but the samples are smaller, so they’re not as good; the census is the gold standard. Unfortunately, as I invariably noted, these data won’t be available until 2015.

I stand corrected: These data won’t be available at all. Ever.

No, I’m not kidding. I wish I was. The New York Times reports that the Barack Obama administration has changed the survey so that…

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Americans rising up against government

Originally posted on A Moral Outrage:

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America’s ruling class has been experiencing more pushback than usual lately. It just might be a harbinger of things to come.

First, in response to widespread protests last week, the Department of Homeland Security canceled plans to build a nationwide license plate database. Many local police departments already use license-plate readers that track every car as it passes traffic signals or pole-mounted cameras. Specially equipped police cars even track cars parked on the street or even in driveways.

The DHS put out a bid request for a system that would have gone national, letting the federal government track millions of people’s comings and goings just as it tracks data about every phone call we make. But the proposal was suddenly withdrawn last week, with the unconvincing explanation that it was all a mistake. I’m inclined to agree with TechDirt’s Tim Cushing, who wrote: “The most plausible explanation…

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Education

Originally posted on Vermont Loon Watch:

Liberalism feel good stuff is pure racism by any other name.

No diversity Here!

University calls the amount of white people on campus a ‘failure,’ asks for ideas on how to have fewer

A school-wide questionnaire at Western Washington University (WWU) asked the community “How do we make sure that in future years ‘we are not as white as we are today?’”

The question, released through the communications and marketing department’s daily newsletter Western Today, comes on the heels of admonishments given in multiple convocation addresses by WWU President Bruce Shepard for the university’s “failure” to be less white.

“Every year, from this stage and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as white as we are today, we will have failed as university,” Shepard said in the 2012 speech.

And in a recent blog post on WWU’s website…

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Why Ranchers Support “Hero” Bundy

Originally posted on Cry and Howl:

At first I started this post with some clever comments about liberals. But I changed my mind. I stated what I think about them in my previous post.

Moving on, the following letter will give some understanding to those who care about what the government can do to any American family. We need to support each other when that government through heavy-handed and overbearing tactics attempt to usurp authority on the American public.

I’m going to post the letter in it’s entirety.

Via: BIZPAC Review

Fellow rancher’s viral letter explains so much about why ranchers support ‘hero’ Bundy

Photo Credit: egoswick blogspot
These are some of the many photographs I ( Emily, ‘The Rancher’s Daughter’) have taken at ropings, brandings, or simply just out my back door. I am the daughter of a 5th generation cattle rancher. Note: Photo does not depict anyone named in this article.

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With debate raging over whether the Bureau of Land Management is…

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The Real Reason Jay Leno Retired . . . . one-liners?‏ – Tea Party Nation

The Real Reason Jay Leno Retired . . . . one-liners?‏ – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by John Wiant

These one liners might be why NBC retired Jay Leno!

NBC was upset by the fact Leno’s comments were ALWAYS right on target.

“I was going to start off tonight with an Obama joke, but I don’t want to get audited by the  IRS.”

On NSA surveillance: “We wanted a president who listens to allDealing with the NSA
Americans – now we have one.”

On a new IRS commissioner: “He’s called ‘acting commissioner’
because he has to act like the scandal doesn’t involve the White House.”

On closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorists: “If he really wants to close it, turn it into a government-funded solar power company. The doors will be shut in a month.”

Concerning the Benghazi , Associated Press, and IRS scandals:
“Remember in the old days when President Obama’s biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?”

On Obama saying he didn’t know about the IRS scandal: “He was too busy not knowing anything about Benghazi to not know anything about the IRS.”

“The White House has a new slogan about Benghazi : Hope and change the subject.”

“It’s casual Friday, which means that at the White House, they’re
casually going through everybody’s phone calls and records.”

“It is not looking good for President Obama. Today his teleprompter took the fifth.”

“Fox News has changed its slogan from ‘Fair and Balanced’ to ‘See, I told you so!’”

On Obama’s commencement address: “He told the young graduates their future is bright unless, of course, they want jobs.”

On a Chicago  man who set a record for riding a Ferris wheel: “The only other way to go around and around in a circle that many times is to read the official report on Benghazi .”

On White House claims of ignorance on the scandals: “They took ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ out of the Pentagon and moved it into the White House.”

Now the last, and I think best!–

“These White House scandals are not going away anytime soon. It’s gotten so bad that People in Kenya are now saying he’s 100 percent American.”

William La Jeunesse: BLM Retreated in the Face of Armed Confrontation With Citizens Militia Video)

Originally posted on Nice Deb:

The Bundy ranch stand-off in Nevada ended peacefully, today -  unexpectedly  according to Fox News reporter William La Jeunesse who reported live from the scene, earlier in the day, and was on Justice with   Judge Jeanine Pirro, Saturday night to talk about it.   La Jeunesse said he was in a conference call with officials from the BLM, Friday, and it sounded like up until that morning, the cattle seizing operation was still a go.

“They were going strong – they were seizing his cattle – about 400, they had knocked down corrals, they had knocked down fences, taken down water tanks, and this morning at 9:00 a.m., as people gathered behind me, the BLM abruptly said they were stopping operations – they were pulling out. That was unexpected. They said they were doing it for the safety of their own employees as well as the public.”

La Jeunesse said…

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Range War In Nevada Shows American Resolve Against Abusive Govt. Tactics

Originally posted on That Mr. G Guy's Blog:

Big Governmen t thought they found a pushover in Cliven Bundy of Clark County, Nevada. They thought he would just roll over like his neighbors, but they were sadly mistaken. Bundy stood up for his rights and thousands of Americans stood up with him.

The Bureau of Land Management is backing down, giving Bundy back his cattle and they are even going to pay him for any that get injured or die on their way back to their home range.

I think this music video best sums up what most right thinking Americans are feeling right now.

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Activists Missing After Declaring “War on Leather” at Motorcycle Rally

Originally posted on Boudica BPI Weblog:

Activists Missing After Declaring “War on Leather” at Motorcycle  RallyJohnstown, PA (GlossyNews)Local and state police scoured the hills outside rural Johnstown, Pennsylvania, after reports of three animal rights activists going missing after attempting to protest the wearing of leather at a large motorcycle gang rally this weekend. Two others, previously reported missing, were discovered by fast food workers “duct taped inside several fast food restaurant dumpsters,” according to police officials.

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