Humor from Walmart’s Vice President

I found this mocking online rebuttal from Walmart to New York Times columnist, Timothy Egan’s opinion piece quite refreshing. So many lies are written and published without any attempt at verification, and this humorous response seems to hit the perfect note. I could almost hear the whoosh of air from a deflating ego.

David Tovar, Vice President, Walmart Corporate Communications began his red edit rebuttal with this:

walmart-rebuttal

 

My thanks to David Tovar for the smile on my face this morning.

Go to Walmart’s Website to read the full rebuttal; you’ll love it.

http://blog.walmart.com/fact-check-the-new-york-times-the-corporate-daddy

 

Here are the links mentioned in the edits:1. Associate story re: public assistance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WwGhOhRH38
2. Ed Schultz on Polifact.com re: public assistance: http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/may/23/ed-schultz/ed-schultz-says-walmart-worke…
3. Jason Furman on Walmart and the economy: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/dialogues/features/2006/is_walmart_good_for_the_amer…

 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/23/walmart-blog-post-issues-scathing-response-to-new-york-times-columnist-timothy/

http://savingourfuture.com/2014/06/walmart-issues-scathing-response-nyt-columnist/

 

Are Obamacare Subsidies Working

The answer to that question depends on how you define “working”. Here are some interesting numbers I just read in an article —

Of the much-discussed eight million Americans who have signed up for Obamacare, the “vast majority … are receiving financial assistance,” according to a Department of Health and Human Services report released this week. What that means is this: Of the eight million, about 85 percent, or 6.8 million, actually paid for coverage. Of those, about 87 percent, or 5.9 million, receive taxpayer-paid subsidies to help them pay.

In other words, nearly everyone who has bought insurance through the Obamacare exchanges has done so with money from the government. And the subsidies are significant — an average of $264 a month, according to HHS. The average monthly premium is $346, according to the report, so minus the $264 subsidy, the average subsidy recipient is paying a net cost of $82 a month for coverage. The government pays the rest.

You can read the full article here — http://washingtonexaminer.com/why-obamacare-good-news-applies-only-to-the-poor/article/2549978

Red and emphasis added by me.

Some Perspective on the Clintons Being Dead Broke

Everyone who watched Hillary Clinton’s interview with Diane Sawyer or who saw clips after it aired – are likely familiar with her comment that they were “dead broke” when they left the White House. Before I share an article – take a minute to remember a big complaint about Mitt Romney was that he was “out of touch” with the middle class.

How is this for out of touch —

During an interview that aired Monday, June 10, 2014, Hillary Clinton told ABC News’Diane Sawyer that when she and Bill had left the White House, they were “dead broke.”These are her words:

“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.

FoxNews points out:

Technically, Bill and Hillary Clinton were in debt when they left the White House.Financial forms filed for 2000 show assets between $781,000 and almost $1.8 million — and liabilities between $2.3 million and $10.6 million, mostly for legal bills. 

But as the outgoing first couple, they had tremendous earning potential. Andwithin just one year, their financial troubles were effectively gone. 

Hillary Clinton’s Senate disclosure forms show that in 2001, they reported earning nearly $12 million. Most of that came from Bill Clinton’s speechmaking, and the rest came from an advance for Hillary Clinton’s book. 

And that didn’t even include Hillary Clinton’s Senate salary, Bill Clinton’s pension or money made on investments

As soon as they left the White House, Hillary Clinton entered the Senate and was earning a $145,000 salary; her husband’s pension was also north of $150,000. 

All told, their financial snapshot in 2001 was drastically different than when they left the White House — assets were listed at between $6 million and $30 million; liabilities were between $1.3 million and $5.6 million. And despite their financialissues, they got help from family friend and fundraiser Terry McAuliffe (now, the governor of Virginia) to secure a loan at the time for a $1.7 million home in Chappaqua, N.Y. 

Stop the “poor me” pity party!

In just one year after they left the White House, the Clintons’ assets ballooned to $6-30 million, and their liabilities were $1.3-5.6 million, which means they were ahead in assetsby at least $0.4million to as much as $28.7 million.

I wouldn’t call that “dead broke,” would you?

The American people wish they could be as “dead broke” as you, Hillary “what difference does it make” Clinton. 

http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/06/14/hillary-clinton-means-dead-broke/

Are We Protected From Another Financial Crisis

Do you think the government has taken care of us from another financial collapse like the one from 2008? You may want to take a look at this article — here is an excerpt.

-$236,637,271,000,000 – According to the U.S. government, this is the total exposure that the top 25 banks in the United States have to derivatives contracts. But those banks only have total assets of about 9.4 trillion dollars combined. In other words, the exposure of our largest banks to derivatives outweighs their total assets by a ratio of about 25 to 1.

Read the full article here – http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/06/12/12-numbers-global-financial-ponzi-scheme-burned-brain/

 

Details About Common Core You Need to Know

If you are concerned about Common Core or if you don’t understand the scope of the power and information it gives the Federal government — please read on. There are more concerns than just the convoluted way it “teaches” children to think… this is an awesome article from DCClothesline that explains some important details that parents and all Americans need to understand.

North Carolina House Votes to Drop Common Core

Wednesday, the North Carolina House passed a bill that would end the state’s involvement in Common Core educational standards, effectively nullifying its implementation within the state. The vote was 78-39. 

House Bill 1061 (HB1061) went through two hectic days. On Tuesday, the House Education Committee rewrote the original bill removing a number of sections that Common Coreopponents wanted out of the bill. They voted 27-16 to send the bill to the House floor, where it passed today on second and third readings.

Representatives opposing the bill on the House floor were worried that scrapping Common Core would leave North Carolina with no state standards for education. However, both primary sponsors of the bill, Reps. Larry Pittman and Michael Speciale assured the other members that that was not the case.

Common Core standards would continue to remain in place for the next year while North Carolina State Board of Education rewrites the standards for North Carolina’s schools. The reasoning behind the delay in scrapping Common Core is to smooth the transition back to a state-controlled curriculum. This would give the schools enough time to jettison the Common Core standards that have been foisted upon them without any undue harm being done to the development of students.

The primary committee amendment to the bill sets forth the principle that North Carolina by its constitution is responsible for the education of the citizens of the state and it will not cede or limit state control in exchange for federal funding for the public schools.

“The State Board shall ensure that no official, employee, agency, or board of the State shall enter into any agreement, memorandum of understanding, or contract with any federal agency or private entity which in any way cedes or limits State discretion or control over the development, adoption, or revision of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and related student assessments in the public school system, including, but not limited to, agreements, memoranda of understanding, and contracts in exchange for funding for public schools and programs. “

Common Core gives the federal government the power to collect extensive data from students including Social Security numbers, records of school attendance, supposed learning disabilities, religious affiliation, disciplinary records and parent’s income information, the following committee amendment to the bill would strip that ability away from the federal government.

“No personally identifiable data on students or their families’ religions, political party affiliations, biometric information, psychometric data, or voting histories shall be collected, tracked, housed, reported, or shared with the federal government. No personally identifiable student data shall be collected for the purpose of the development of commercial products or services.”

HB1061 promotes decentralized government and takes control from unaccountable federal bureaucrats and puts it back into the hands of the people. Common Core’s proponents deceptively claim that the curriculum is not the handiwork of federal bureaucrats because it was conceived by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). However, the NGA has received tens of millions in taxpayer dollars from the federal government over the course of many years.

Next, a companion bill will be considered on the Senate side. And if the two chambers pass differing versions, they’ll meet in conference committee to determine the final language that will be sent to the Governor’s desk for a signature

TAKE ACTION
In North Carolina: Take action today to make sure that HB1061 remains a strong rebuke against Common Core by clicking HERE.

For Other States: Check our Tracking and Action Center to see if your state has taken action against Common Core. If they haven’t, contact your state legislators and demand that they introduce legislation similar to HB1061. You can find your legislator’s contactinformation by clicking HERE.

http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/06/09/north-carolina-house-votes-drop-common-core/

Is Marxism on the Horizon for the United States

Special Forces Lt. Gen. W.G. Boykin Warns of Engineered Economic Collapse, Martial Law, Dictatorship

He makes some interesting points that deserve attention

 

Obamacare: Worse Than We Thought?

Several months ago, CBO updated some of its findings, averring that the law’s price tag over its first true decade was more than $2 trillion, and concluding that the law has slowed economic growth, impeded hiring, and will drastically reduce the US workforce. – Guy Benson, Townhall.com

It’s obvious to me that Obamacare is as bad as most of us thought, and possibly even worse. The passage of this monstrosity is what happens when bloated egos get in the way of common sense.

Obama, Reid, Pelosi and their Dem puppets were told over and over again by Republicans what this law would do to our country. They would not listen. Obama has changed the law numerous times, without Constitutional authority, I might add, trying to force it to work. Reid will look us straight in the eye through the TV lens, and lie without blinking an eye. Pelosi, just keeps on making her dingbat comments. Some of the Dems, who voted for this monstrosity? They have stretched their puppet strings as far as possible–without breaking them–to distance themselves from Obamacare.

But, we are stuck with it. And it’s going to hurt, folks. It’s going to hurt in our pockets, our medical care, and our very lives. Make no mistake about it.

Here is an excerpt from Mr. Benson’s article:

We’ve been buried in the Bergdahl story all week, but this nugget is worth coming up for air to cover. By way of background, on the eve of Democrats’ party-line Obamacare vote in 2010, they used a cynically manufactured Congressional Budget Office (CBO) “score” to provide jittery members a fig leaf with which to justify an ‘aye’ tally. The report they hailed purported to show that Obamacare would cost less than a trillion dollars and that it would help reduce deficits. Republicans argued that it was preposterous to suggest that the creation of a brand new, massive entitlement program could possibly save the government money, but triumphant Democrats waved around the CBO document as the gospel truth.

Several months ago, CBO updated some of its findings, averring that the law’s price tag over its first true decade was more than $2 trillion, and concluding that the law has slowed economic growth, impeded hiring, and will drastically reduce the US workforce. The Left spun like crazy and gnashed their teeth, but the analysis was there in black and white, and this time it actually matched most Americans’ intuitions about the law. How will Obamacare impact America’s fiscal health moving forward? CBO has quietly announced that they no longer have confidence that they can answer that question with a reasonable degree of accuracy, so they’re essentially giving up on the task.

This is a neat trick, isn’t it? Step one: Use a carefully-gamed CBO score to help pass your giant law over the will of the public. Step two: Issue so many on-the-fly changes, revisions and waivers to the resulting monstrosity that the CBO throws in the towel on trying to track the real data, thus undercutting a key nonpartisan group’s efforts to evaluate the veracity of your previous claims. Quite the scheme. Meanwhile, Dan told you yesterday about the Associated Press scoop that roughly one-fourth of Obamacare exchange “enrollees” are facing discrepancies that could force them to pay more, or result in dropped coverage.

The Hill’swrite-up notes that, “the inconsistencies point to the possibility that many enrollees obtained coverage or subsidies without being eligible.” It also looks as though nearly half of the affected cases pertain to immigration and citizenship status.

There’s much more to the article and I encourage you to check it out at  http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/06/05/cbo-by-the-way-we-can-no-longer-score-obamacares-fiscal-impact-n1847785?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm

Also, find more information at http://www.rollcall.com/news/-233551-1.html?zkPrintable=true

And, http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/208274-report-data-discrepancies-threaten-o-care-coverage-for-millions