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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s advisers are finalizing a proposal that would expand background checks on gun sales without congressional approval.
White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says the president has asked his team to complete a proposal and submit it for his review “in short order.” She says the recommendations will include measures to expand background checks.
Jarrett spoke Wednesday night at a vigil for the victims of the Newtown shooting, according to a summary provided by the White House.
After the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Obama said his team was looking for ways to tighten gun laws without a vote in Congress. White House officials have said they’re exploring closing the so-called “gun show loophole” that allows people to buy weapons at gun shows and online without a background check.
H/t reader M.G.:
“More on congressional corruption……………….this crap has to be stopped.
Taking funds from foreign nations…….this used to be illegal.”
– 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government (Washington Post, May 13, 2015)
May 5, 2015
Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney joins Stew Webb and Bruce Campbell to discuss the corruption she witnessed in Washington DC.
“It Strikes Me Mighty Strange That You Would Have Seven Latin American Leaders All Come Down With Cancer At The Same Time.”
US Lawmakers Forced To Sign Support Of Israel:
Flashback and an absolute must-watch for all those that haven’t seen this yet.
Feb 14, 2014
America: Freedom to Fascism is a 2006 film by Aaron Russo, covering a variety of subjects, including: the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the income tax, Federal Reserve System, national ID cards (REAL ID Act), human-implanted RFID tags, Diebold electronic voting machines, globalization, Big Brother, taser weapons abuse, and the use of terrorism by the government as a means to diminish the citizens’ rights.
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– Full Circle: Obama Asks Congress For Troop Deployment In Iraq, War Authorization On Islamic State (ZeroHedge, Feb 11, 2015):
- OBAMA ASKS CONGRESS TO AUTHORIZE WAR AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE: AP
- OBAMA SAYS REQUEST WON’T AUTHORIZE LONG WAR LIKE IRAQ: AP
And so it begins, and this time it will be different, because Obama’s wars are… shorter.
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Several years ago, Obama impressed a handful of crusty, old people in Norway who believed the recent Illinois senator’s vision of a world without war, validated by his eagerness to end the war in Iraq and withdraw US troops to their native country. He got an award for it.
– Here’s Some Frightening Honesty, Courtesy Of The US Congress (Sovereign Man, Jan 31, 2015):
A member of my staff caught an obscure resolution that was introduced in the US House of Representatives last week—Resolution no. 41.
The fact that there was essentially no coverage of this Resolution really shows how the mainstream media is completely turning a blind eye to the true fiscal situation of the United States of America.
The entire point of the resolution is to say that the federal government is broke.
It can’t pay its own bills, and therefore is shouldn’t be responsible to pay anyone else’s either.
What could possibly go wrong?
From the article:
“The only question is when the next multi-trillion (or perhaps quadrillion now that all global central banks are all in?) bailout takes place.”
The elitists will blow up the entire financial system and you better have water, food, gold, silver, guns, a remote farm, friends and a getaway plan.
– Presenting The $303 Trillion In Derivatives That US Taxpayers Are Now On The Hook For (ZeroHedge, Dec 12, 2014):
Courtesy of the Cronybus(sic) last minute passage, government was provided a quid-pro-quo $1.1 trillion spending allowance with Wall Street’s blessing in exchange for assuring banks that taxpayers would be on the hook for yet another bailout, as a result of the swaps push-out provision, after incorporating explicit Citigroup language that allows financial institutions to trade certain financial derivatives from subsidiaries that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, explicitly putting taxpayers on the hook for losses caused by these contracts. Recall:
Five years after the Wall Street coup of 2008, it appears the U.S. House of Representatives is as bought and paid for as ever. We heard about the Citigroup crafted legislation currently being pushed through Congress back in May when Mother Jones reported on it. Fortunately, they included the following image in their article:
Unsurprisingly, the main backer of the bill is notorious Wall Street lackey Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a former Goldman Sachs employee who has discovered lobbyist payoffs can be just as lucrative as a career in financial services.
We say explicitly, of course, because taxpayers have always been on the hook implicitly for the next Wall Street meltdown.
– Congress eyes move to cut pension benefits (CNBC, Dec 10, 2014):
The latest assault on private pensions may be coming from the U.S. Congress.
Lawmakers on Wednesday were finalizing a deal to shore up the government’s pension insurance fund with provisions that would raise premiums and allow troubled pension plans covering more than one employer to cut retiree benefits.
As of midday Wednesday, the reform provisions, which drew loud opposition from unions and other groups representing retirees, were not included in the latest version of a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill, according to a spokeswoman for the House Appropriations Committee. The measure may be voted on as an amendment in the Rules Committee, she said.