Posted by Jim Spence on Monday, June 6, 2011
Labels: New Mexico News
The Weiner press conference did not disappoint. The most watched member of Congress openly acknowledged he had stiffed reporters all of last week. In fact, all of the lies Weiner told during the painful process of the Weiner probe were finally revealed for all to see.
Posted by Jim Spence
Labels: U.S. Politics
Washington Times - Federal retirees often enjoy generous pensions, but some manage to keep getting paid even after they’re dead and buried. Each year, investigators uncover dozens of cases of federal retirees or their spouses continuing to collect retirement checks after death, records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Usually, relatives, friends or caretakers take the checks and cash them, hoping the government won’t notice. Many of the thieves face criminal charges once caught, but not all of them end up before a judge. And in some cases, years pass before the fraud comes to light. But some suspects manage to avoid criminal prosecution because the statute of limitations runs out or because prosecutors simply decline to press charges. Read full story here: News New Mexico
Townhall - by Willie Soon - The EPA’s actions can be counted on to achieve only one thing – which is to further advance the Obama administration’s oft-stated goal of penalizing hydrocarbon use, making coal-based electricity prices “skyrocket,” and driving a transition to unreliable renewable energy. The proposed standards will do nothing to reduce exaggerated threats from mercury and other air pollutants. Indeed, the rules will worsen, rather than improve America’s health – especially for young children and women of child-bearing age. Not only will they raise heating, air conditioning and food costs; they will scare people away from nutritious fish that should be in everyone’s diet. America needs affordable, reliable electricity. It needs better health and nutrition. It needs an EPA that focuses on real risks, instead of wasting hard-earned taxpayer and consumer dollars fabricating dangers and evidence. Read full column here: News New Mexico
Instead, the man who can call on talented career professionals at the Office of Management and Budget to produce detailed blueprints gave us something in the nature of a few numbers scrawled on a paper napkin. The man depicted as pragmatic and free of ideological cant indulged in cheap political rhetoric, accusing Republicans — including House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, who was in the audience — of pushing old ladies in wheelchairs down the hill and starving autistic children. The signal was clear. Obama had already ignored his own deficit-reduction commission in preparing his annual budget, which was later rejected 97–0 in the Senate. Now he was signaling that the time for governing was over and that he was entering campaign mode 19 months before the November 2012 election. Read full column here: News New Mexico