Blog: White House has known for months that Obamacare won’t work

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Some crackerjack reporting by National Journal’s Margot Sanger-Katz, who details what the White House has been doing to try and implement Obamacare.

Basically, they are stealthily streamlining the legislation, ignoring some provisions, delaying others, and generally trying to avoid a complete, chaotic, disaster.

In short: It’s far worse than you can possibly imagine.  continued…

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Bill McKee‘s insight:

Statism, Obama style.  This compulsion to build complexity on top of complexity is simply an extension of the sort of mind that will never, ever understand or accept that.. simpler is often times more efficient, less costly, able to quickly adapt as needed… But complexity is a Bureaucratic dream come true!  It offers “meaning” and “purpose” to the mindless busybody who will never tire of telling other people what choices they must make, when to make them, how to make them.. down to the tiniest detail.  This is where Obamatypes thrive and find meaning.

It’s a pathetic life, that spreads decay and corruption into every nook and cranny of society.

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UN Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, and the Wildlands Project

This information is crucial to your understanding of the Soviet planning model.. and how Metro and others who are making policy and “planning” decision in Oregon are determined to implement the United Nations Goals, under Agenda 21 and ICLEI.   You will understand how those who invest their lives using government as their tool for destroying individual private property rights and expanding Statism all over America.

Green Global Dictatorship: Regional Governance, UN Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, and the Wildlands Project

Dr. Eric T. Karlstrom, Professor of Geography

My people perish for lack of knowledge.

Hosea 4:6

It seems indeed to be easier to deceive a multitude than one man.

Herodotus, Greek historian

The phony Christian-conservatives have never warned you about the very plan that is the very means whereby planners are silently, insidiously, and deceptively dragging America into a global government, the seat of which is intended to be the United Nations. That plan is “Regional Governance.”

Jakie Patru, “Regionalism: Sneaking America into Global Government”

I believe there are more instances of the abrigement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

James Madison

In most communities, neither victims, nor the proponents of sustainable development are aware that their plight is part of a global agenda. Indeed, most would scoff at the idea. Nevertheless, the transformation of America is well underway, without public debate or Congressional approval. From watershed, to ecosystem, to village, to city, to multi-county regions, to trans-boundary biospheres- the U.N. agenda is being systematically implemented- with the help of elected officials, paid for with the taxes of American citizens.

Henry Lamb, “Why the Government is Grabbing Our Land”

Government is not reason; its not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington

Private property and freedom are inseparable.

George Washington

I. Institutions Behind The Greening of America

In search for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill…

The Club of Rome

In “The Greening of America Part 1- How Did It Happen?” (http://discerningtoday.org/greening_of_america1.htm), Dr. Michael Coffman (Ph.D. forester), notes that the “Greening of America” with its attendant conversion to Regional Governance, U.N. Agenda 21 (Agenda for the 21st Century), and Sustainable Development, began with the creation of the United Nations in 1945. In 1946, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was formed as the primary scientific adviser to the UN on environmental issues. It was founded by Julien Huxley, who was also a founder of UNESCO- United Nations Education, Scientfic and Cultural Organization. Members of the IUCN today include over 880 governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) in 133 countries. In the U.S., IUCN members include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service. Other IUCN members are the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP), the UN Development Program (UNDP), UNESCO, as well as a host of NGOs, including the Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Two other major international environmental organizations were later created to also serve as advisers to the UN: the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI). Figure 1 (below) illustrates how federal agencies today cooperate with environmental groups to implement strategies devised by the United Nations in concert with the IUCN, WWF, and WRI. Coffman notes that almost every strategy implemented during the past 30 years (1978 to 2008) has originated with this “unholy alliance.”

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Lars Talks With Sherri Hiner From Mattress World

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Oregon Governor’s office demands mattress buyers show ID before negotiating a purchase of a mattress-otherwise owner of business is found to be incompetent. State vehemently denies need for voter ID to reduce voter fraud, but when it comes to mattresses.. .. This is the natural progression of Statism. Why should anyone struggle to build a business in Oregon while battling the government class at every step? This is class warfare… producers vs. Statist takers.

Oregon Transformation Project – Liberal Policies destroying Economic Opportunities

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Oregon’s liberal policies are decimating private sector opportunities in Oregon.. and these policies are now, naturally, inflicting enormous budget problems.. kind of like the government class finally having inflicted so much damage that the government’s parasitic growth is eating the private sector whole.. destroying itself and the taxpayer at the same time. Over regulation has devastated the natural resource industries, and enormous boondoggles and waste has drained the vital job creating sector of it’s capital. Government promises to suck more from the productive sector going forward.

GOP Lawmakers Challenge White House On ‘Scientific Misconduct’ | Fox News

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GOP Lawmakers Challenge White House on ‘Scientific Misconduct’

Published October 20, 2011

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    ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 file photo, John Holdren, professor of Environmental Science and Public Policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, speaks at the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy presentations in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Several Republican lawmakers are challenging the Obama administration’s science czar over what they claim are repeat incidents of “scientific misconduct” among agencies, questioning whether officials who deal with everything from endangered species to nuclear waste are using “sound science.” 

The letter sent Wednesday to John Holdren, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, cited four specific controversies in recent years where scientific findings were questioned. Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., rattled off a slew of questions on what they called “the apparent collapse in the quality of scientific work being conducted at our federal agencies.” 

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    Feb. 9, 2011: Sen. James Inhofe testifies on Capitol Hill.

“Specifically, we are concerned with data quality, integrity of methodologies and collection of information, agencies misrepresenting publicly the weight of scientific ‘facts,’ indefensible representations of scientific conclusions before our federal court system, and our fundamental notions of ‘sound’ science,” they wrote. “We identify in this letter important examples of agency scientific misconduct.”

Inhofe spokesman Matt Dempsey told FoxNews.com the issues in the letter had been on Republicans’ radar screen “for some time.” But he said the lawmakers decided to compile them and confront the administration about it out of concern that a “trend” was developing. 

“The concern is there’s a lot more there,” he said. 

White House representatives so far have not returned requests for comment on the letter. 

The Republicans’ letter cycles through several incidents the lawmakers claim to be troubling. 

One concerned the controversy over a temporary deepwater drilling moratorium was issued in May 2010. In the announcement, the Interior Department said the report’s recommendations had been “peer-reviewed” by experts with the National Academy of Engineering. But those experts later complained, saying the moratorium was not among their approved recommendations — this led to an apology from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

Interior officials later told the inspector general’s office probing the incident they did not intend to imply those experts supported the drilling ban. 

The GOP lawmakers, though, said the incident shows “blatant political influence” in the decision making. 

The lawmakers also questioned an EPA assessment on the dangers posed by formaldehyde — the National Research Council earlier this year claimed the assessment did not adequately back up some of its claims, including claims that the chemical causes leukemia and respiratory tract cancers. 

In another case, the lawmakers highlighted the scolding a federal judge gave the Fish and Wildlife Service last month over testimony in defense of a plan to protect a tiny fish called delta smelt by diverting water in California away from farmland. U.S. District Judge Oliver Wanger said the testimony was “riddled with inconsistency.” 

In their letter, the lawmakers focused most on concerns about the 2009 decision to pull the plug on the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada. The project years in the making faced heavy opposition in Nevada. 

Energy Secretary Steven Chu in 2009 said the project was simply not a “workable option.” In early 2010, the department withdrew its license application for the site, and moved instead to impanel a commission to look at alternative sites. A department filing at the time noted that scientific knowledge on nuclear waste had “advanced dramatically” in the 20 years since the project started. 

But the Government Accountability Office said in an April report the DOE did not cite “technical or safety issues” in its decision. 

“Amid uncertainty over whether it had the authority to terminate the Yucca Mountain repository program, DOE terminated the program without formally assessing the risks stemming from the shutdown, including the possibility that it might have to resume the repository effort,” the report said. 

A June report from Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee also said the panel could not find a “single document” to support claims that Yucca Mountain is unsafe for nuclear waste. 

Not all Republicans are united in backing the Yucca site, however. 

It’s a sensitive issue in Nevada, and at the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas Tuesday night top GOP candidates said the federal government should not be sticking Nevada with the waste. 

“The idea that 49 states can tell Nevada, ‘We want to give you our nuclear waste,’ doesn’t make a lot of sense,” former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said. 

For the incidents cited in the letter to Holdren, the lawmakers asked for more information about how the alleged missteps occurred and what the administration intends to do about them. 

Though Inhofe is best known on the scientific front for challenging climate change science and the regulations that emerge from it, the letter did not specifically address climate change. 

But in a separate letter, the Competitive Enterprise Institute on Tuesday sent a Freedom of Information Act request to Holdren’s office asking for records on coordination between his office and the United Nations climate change panel. 

In a statement, the group charged that a U.N. plan would “hide” online correspondence by using non-governmental accounts. CEI urged the White House to use official email channels.

This administration is filled, packed, and stacked with self described and avowed Socialists and even Marxists who use the cover of “science” to impose a system of job destroying regulation designed to crush American economic potential and ability to defend itself against the sinister hopes and aspirations of enemies within.

Largest Recipient of CRC Funds Sues to Keep Financial Records Secret « Clark County Conservative

An interesting development in the ongoing “transparent and open” process of the Columbia River Crossing Project, responsible for so far swallowing up some $140 Million in “studies” for a new I-5 Bridge to run Portland’s Light Rail into Vancouver, wanted by taxpayers or not.

David Evans and Associates, so far the single largest recipient of funds from the CRC, accepting more than $30 Million so far, answered a notice from WashDOT over their intent to comply with a FOIA request for financial records with a lawsuit quietly filed in Thurston County to block release of their records on file with WashDOT here.

The records request was part of an ongoing private audit of the CRC finances funded by successful Vancouver businessman David Madore. Tiffany Couch, the forensic auditor hired by Mr. Madore says, “the request for the Evans financials was one of series of records requests she’s filed.”

 

She continued, “We have been asked to perform a review of how public money has been spent on the CRC project; starting from the bidding process when the project began in 2005 through present day expenditures.”

Also named in the lawsuit as defendant is Debbie Peterson who works for Ms. Couch and who filed the actual request with WashDOT.

In a comment left on facebook, David Madore said, “Nancy Boyd, director of the CRC uses words like transparency and accountability and then goes on to say that because state law does not force them to provide financial statements, that she will not provide them.”

This move begs the question, just what does David Evans & Associates have to fear from transparency in why they were paid over $30 Million of taxpayer monies?

It’s time this fiasco was brought to a screeching halt and our federal representatives from both states bring in federal investigators with prosecutions in mind for any wrongdoing.

If Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Portland or Occupy Vancouver really need a cause to protest, maybe they should be protesting the Columbia River Crossing and David Evans & Associates.

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The recipient of $30 million of taxpayer money is refuses to show what they provided in exchange for tens of millions? Not only reluctant, but now trying to HIDE it from taxpayers. You see, it appears very little actual “work” has been exchanged for the $30 million in taxpayer funds “authorized” and spent by our government employees to enrich this company. I’m wondering how much of that money was funneled back into campaign financing for those politicians who have been signing the checks? Clearly, the company doesn’t want any open and transparent scrutiny! If there was something, anything, to show for the millions spent, none of this would be an issue. It’s time to do a forensic audit- to parrot a favorite refrain.. this is “unsustainable”..

Something smells rotten… very rotten.

Obama “Jobs Bill” ends State sovereignty-creates defacto centralized dictatorship

Section 376 of Obama’s tax and spend “jobs” bill ends state sovereignty, turns our Republic into a dictatorship and destroys the foundation upon which our country was built. The fundamental transformation of America is almost complete.

 

When state receives ANY money from federal government, State is compelled to waive any and all sovereign immunity under 11th Ammendment.  Imagine how attorneys will use this perversion to bring immediate lawsuits on behalf of leftist’s who realize the ease of extracting money from taxpayers in any state.  Why would a “jobs bill” require immunity from an existing provision in our constitution, unless a plan was in place to use it to attack our free enterprise system from within, and to give massive central government complete control over all manner of activities within state borders? 

 

Read the bill. (Emphasis added)

“SEC. 376. FEDERAL AND STATE IMMUNITY.

(a) Abrogation of State Immunity- A State shall not be immune under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution from a suit brought in a Federal court of competent jurisdiction for a violation of this Act.

(b) Waiver of State Immunity-

(1) IN GENERAL-

(A) WAIVER- A State’s receipt or use of Federal financial assistance for any program or activity of a State shall constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity, under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution or otherwise, to a suit brought by an employee or applicant for employment of that program or activity under this Act for a remedy authorized under Section 375(c) of this Act.

(B) DEFINITION- In this paragraphthe term `program or activity’ has the meaning given the term in section 606 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d-4a).”

Here is the link to 42 USC 2000d-4a which defines “program or activity”:

“For the purposes of this subchapter, the term “program or activity” and the term “program” mean all of the operations of

(1)
(A) a department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a State or of a local government; or

(B) the entity of such State or local government that distributes such assistance and each such department or agency (and each other State or local government entity) to which the assistance is extended, in the case of assistance to a State or local government;”

Also…

any part of which is extended Federal financial assistance.”

The above is stated as an extension of the actual citation of the general section itself.

More from Section 376 (emphasis added):

“(2) EFFECTIVE DATE- With respect to a particular program or activity, paragraph (1) applies to conduct occurring on or after the dayafter the date of enactment of this Acton which a State first receives or uses Federal financial assistance for that program or activity.”

 

Relevant background: 

 

State sovereign immunity

In Hans v. Louisiana (1890), the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Eleventh Amendment (1795) re-affirms that states possess sovereign immunity and are therefore generally immune from being sued in federal court without their consent. In later cases, the Supreme Court has strengthened state sovereign immunity considerably. In Blatchford v. Native Village of Noatak (1991), the court explained that

we have understood the Eleventh Amendment to stand not so much for what it says, but for the presupposition of our constitutional structure which it confirms: that the States entered the federal system with their sovereignty intact; that the judicial authority in Article III is limited by this sovereignty, and that a State will therefore not be subject to suit in federal court unless it has consented to suit, either expressly or in the “plan of the convention.” [Citations omitted.]

In Alden v. Maine (1999), the Court explained that while it has

sometimes referred to the States’ immunity from suit as “Eleventh Amendment immunity[,]” [that] phrase is [a] convenient shorthand but something of a misnomer, [because] the sovereign immunity of the States neither derives from nor is limited by the terms of the Eleventh Amendment. Rather, as the Constitution’s structure, and its history, and the authoritative interpretations by this Court make clear, the States’ immunity from suit is a fundamental aspect of the sovereignty which the States enjoyed before the ratification of the Constitution, and which they retain today (either literally or by virtue of their admission into the Union upon an equal footing with the other States) except as altered by the plan of the Convention or certain constitutional Amendments.

Writing for the court in Alden, Justice Anthony Kennedy argued that in view of this, and given the limited nature of congressional power delegated by the original unamended Constitution, the court could not “conclude that the specific Article I powers delegated to Congress necessarily include, by virtue of the Necessary and Proper Clause or otherwise, the incidental authority to subject the States to private suits as a means of achieving objectives otherwise within the scope of the enumerated powers.”

However, a “consequence of [the] Court’s recognition of pre-ratification sovereignty as the source of immunity from suit is that only States and arms of the State possess immunity from suits authorized by federal law.” Northern Insurance Company of New York v. Chatham County (2006 emphases added). Thus, cities and municipalities lack sovereign immunity, Jinks v. Richland County (2003), and counties are not generally considered to have sovereign immunity, even when they “exercise a ‘slice of state power.'” Lake Country Estates, Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (1979).

Climate Depot- Statist’s attempt to revive the Lie

For a critical look at how corruption has infiltrated Big Government and their Cronie Socialist partners.. Once again, just follow the money. It’s no secret what corruption like this is all about.. the age old schemes designed to steal wealth and consolidate power over the masses. Nothing has changed in the nature of man. Now, even America is under full assault by corrupt and power hungry Marxists who have designs on each American’s individual freedom and liberty.. not to mention a determination to squash all hopes for self reliance and independence from the State.