The IRS still has not responded to allegations from a former Center for American Progress (CAP) employee that the left-wing think tank coordinates on editorial content with the White House — revelations that could threaten the organization’s nonprofit status.
Former ThinkProgress reporter Zaid Jilani wrote a piece this week detailing his experiences working for the liberal blog, which is run by CAP’s 501(c)(4) nonprofit Action Fund, the advocacy arm of White House counselor John Podesta’s think tank. (RELATED: ‘Suffocating pressure’: Former Center for American Progress writer describes White House censorship)
President Obama on Tuesday released an election-year budget proposal that calls for $3.9 trillion in spending in fiscal 2015.
Deficit reduction takes a backseat in the budget to jobs initiatives Democrats hope will be popular with voters.
The central elements of the proposal are $56 billion in new stimulus spending above the discretionary budget cap in place for next year, $302 billion in infrastructure spending over four years and a series of tax breaks for lower-income workers.
The initiatives would be fully paid for by increasing taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals.
The stimulus spending is split evenly between defense and non-defense initiatives, and focuses on funds for basic research, elementary education, manufacturing initiatives, jobs training, climate change preparation and restoring cuts to the Internal Revenue Service.
“We have made progress over the last 5 years. But our work is not done. This budget provides a roadmap to ensuring middle class families and those working to be a part of the middle class can feel secure in their jobs, homes, and budgets,” Obama states in the budget message.
The budget projects that by 2024, the deficit would be 1.6 percent of the economy, an improvement over the 1.7 percent deficit projected for 2023 in the last blueprint.
Last year, the White House projected 10 years of deficits added up to $5.2 trillion, while this year’s blueprint puts the number at $4.9 trillion.
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Well, who didn’t see this one coming. It looks like some gun owners in Connecticut who tried to register their “assault weapons” (that’s the state of CT’s actual term for these firearms), but missed the deadline are now getting letters instructing them to destroy or surrender their firearms.
According the letter, posted on several message boards and online media sources, residents who failed to register their firearms must now take the following action: Read More Here: CT Begins Sending Out Letters to Gun Owners – “Surrender, Destroy or Sell Your ‘Assault Weapons’”
February 6, 2014 By Fred Brownbill
Coming from Florida I hope every Floridian gun owner takes notice that the communist scum bag NELSON, the Democrat from our sunshine state, voted readily to have our guns removed. Remember that when he and all the other 45 treasonous, communist enemies of the people and destroyers of the constitution come up for re-election. This is the face of a Floridian communist America.
He needs to GO!. Preferably to lets say, Ummm PRISON?? Anywhere away from any position of power and corruption….My opinion America, Fred Brownbill
The U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11: “CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION, DISARMAMENT—”
HOORAY – 53-46 vote – The U.S. Senate voted against the U.N. resolution.
This is that brief, glorious moment in history when everyone stands around…reloading.
Now, Which 46 Senators…
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“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe appeared on CNN Wednesday to discuss a new Walmart ad that has the left in an uproar — Rowe narrated the commercial that highlights Walmart’s pledge to spend $250 billion on American-made products over the next ten years.
Walmart is a frequent target of organized labor and their proxies, such as OUR Walmart, who use low wages as a talking point in the ongoing effort to unionize the nation’s largest retailer.
Suggesting to CNN host Erin Burnett that “context matters,” Rowe shared his views on “who’s ‘The One Percent’ and who’s not,” The Daily Caller reported.
“I’ve spent 10 years crawling through sewers, painting bridges, sexing chickens, milking camels,” he explained. “I worked with people who don’t have time to talk about who’s got it worse and who’s got it better.”
Read More Here: Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe responds to firestorm over new Walmart ad