Action Alert: Call Congress now – no to executive amnesty

This week, the House of Representatives is considering taking action on the President’s request for $3.7 billion to deal with the border crisis. We need to urge them to say no to any funding unless they end the President’s executive amnesty.

Call the House Switchboard now at 1-888-970-9036 and ask to speak to your Representative. Tell them no border bailout without ending the President’s executive amnesty.

This is simply another case of Washington throwing more money at a problem as an attempt to solve it. Let’s face it, as long as the President’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is in effect the influx of illegal immigrants will continue. And with the President’s commitment to issue some kind of executive amnesty before November, we must tell Congress to say no!

Senators Ted Cruz (TX) and Jeff Sessions (AL) are leading the effort to stop the President’s plans for executive amnesty and we need to give them back up by flooding the phones in Congress this week.

Call the House Switchboard now at 1-888-970-9036 and tell Congress to say no to any supplemental funding the President is requesting without stopping the President’s executive amnesty!

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Anti-Semitism runs wild in Chicago streets: ‘Hitler would be proud’

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On Saturday, a number of pro-Palestinian (read, anti-Israeli) protesters gathered for what amounted to an anti-Semitic hate-fest in Chicago.

Fox News’ “Cashin’ In” panelist Jonathan Hoenig was there,Twitchy said, and provided readers with a sample of the hate and lies spread by the protesters.

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Boston ‘Teeming With Protesters’ in Giant Rally Against Housing Illegal Immigrants in the State

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Illegal immigration protesters descended upon historic Boston on Saturday decrying Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s decision to offer shelter in the state to unaccompanied minors.

Image source: Twitter/Marc Lombardo

While Bree Sison of WBZ-TV estimated the crowd numbering in the hundreds, Boston.com described the area in front of the State House as “teeming with protesters,” noting that rally organizer Jeff Kuhner, host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, put the number closer to 10,000.

Sison did note that the rally was the largest she’s ever seen on Beacon Hill:

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Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

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MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don’t buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.

The amount is equal to the national average annual premium for a bronze level health plan. But only those with an income above about a quarter of a million dollars would benefit from the cap. Those making less would still have to pay as much as 1 percent of their annual income.

The penalty for the first year starts at $95 per adult or $47.50 per child under 18. The penalty for not buying insurance increases to 2 percent of income or $325, whichever is higher, for 2015. The fines are due when people file their 2014 taxes.

The figures, released late Thursday, are important because the White House has only provided theoretical caps in the past. Conservative lawmakers and groups that are critical of the Affordable Care Act encouraged consumers to skip buying insurance, arguing it would be cheaper to pay a $95 penalty, but often failed to mention the 1 percent clause.

The uninsured will owe 1/12th of the annual payment for each month they or their dependents don’t have either coverage or an exemption, according to the IRS.

Federal researchers predict that about 4 million people, including dependents, could be hit with fines by 2016. The Congressional Budget Office had previously projected 6 million would pay fines, but dropped the estimate because more people will be exempt from the law, partly due to changes in regulations.

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Busted: Obamacare Architect Caught in Epic Lie, Confirming Opponents’ Argument

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When a DC Circuit Court of Appeals panel released its Obamacare-related decision earlier this week, the Left’s self-appointed “wonk” class kicked into damage control overdrive. The three-judge panel ruled that the ‘Affordable’ Care Act’s explicit language proscribed the distribution of subsidies to anyone who did not enroll through state-based marketplaces. The fallout of this decision, if it’s upheld down the line, is that consumers in the 36 states served by the federal exchange are ineligible to receive taxpayer-supported tax credits to offset the law’s high premiums. This outcome would wreak havoc on the law’s sustainability. Obamacare’s text couldn’t be clearer on this particular point, as even the Fourth Circuit Court, which reached the opposite ultimate conclusion,admitted; the limitation in question appears repeatedly in the legislative language. Many Obamacare supporters have insisted that this was an oversight. A drafting error. A typo. And conservatives raising this point are off their rockers, they sneer. One of the most influential players in this dispute is Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist who is considered by many to be the architect of the law, and who toldthe New York Times, “I know more about this law than any other economist.” He’s filed amicus briefs in the relevant cases confirming liberals’ assertions that it was never anyone’s intention that only state-based exchange enrollees are eligible for taxpayer subsidies. Arguments to the contrary, he’s said, are “screwy,” “nutty,” “stupid,” and “desperate.”

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New executive order: White House wants to bring US border to the illegal immigrant

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Concerned about the dangerous journey through Mexico young adults from Central America must endure to get to the United States, the White House is looking at a plan that would bring the U.S. border to theillegal immigrant.

The New York Timesreported Thursday that the Obama administration is considering a plan that would “direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds.”

With a stroke of President Barack Obama‘s pen, the executive action would effectively grant amnesty to the minors by treating them as refugees, equating the violence in their country to past humanitarian emergencies in Vietnam and Haiti.

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Filmmaker and Activist Dennis Michael Lynch (DML) to Appear in Illinois

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West Suburban Patriots is again proud to host filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch on Friday evening, September 5, 2014.

DML often appears on FOX and THE BLAZE.  He’s often heard on local and national radio programs, including Laura Ingraham, Glenn Beck and Dennis Miller.  DML has built a reputation for being a passionate patriot who tells it like it is. He defends the American people at all costs but never loses respect for those with differing opinions.  In addition to making films, each year he goes on a national speaker tour that draws thousands of people across the U.S.

From his important and critical work on the border exposing the financial and human cost of illegal immigration to his outspoken support of veterans, DML has been relentlessly fighting to save the American Dream for all Americans.

 

Seating is limited! Advance registration is strongly advised!

When: Friday, September 5, 2014
Doors open at 6:30 pm, program begins promptly at 7:30 pm

Where: Wheaton Bowl Banquet Room, 2031 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton, IL (southeast corner of Gary Ave. & Geneva Rd.)

Cost: $20 per person, which includes a copy of DML’s new video, “We Ride to DC”.

Mail checks to:
West Suburban Patriots
P.O. Box 88341
Carol Stream, IL 60188-8341
Indicate the number of people @$20 per person. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address

See more details and RSVP on West Suburban Patriots:

http://westsuburbanpatriots.ning.com/events/event/show?id=4692965%3AEvent%3A29520&xgi=3VCI6bo7LKV5az&xg_source=msg_invite_event

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Appeals courts split on whether ObamaCare subsidies are legal

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A pair of federal appeals courts delivered conflicting rulings Tuesday on ObamaCare, putting the law’s premium subsidies at risk in more than two dozen states.

In the first decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 2-1 decision that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not permit the IRS to distribute premium subsidies in the federal ObamaCare exchange, meaning those consumers must bear the full cost of their insurance.

“Because we conclude that the ACA unambiguously restricts the section 36B subsidy to insurance purchased on Exchanges ‘established by the State,’ we reverse the district court and vacate the IRS’s regulation,” the court said in its ruling.

Hours later, a separate appeals court came to a far different conclusion in King v. Burwell, ruling that the IRS had the discretion to issue subsidies given “ambiguity” in the language of the law.

“It is … entirely sensible that the IRS would enact the regulations it did,” Judge Roger Gregory wrote.

“We are satisfied that the IRS rule is a permissible construction of the statutory language.”

The contradictory rulings could fast-track the case to the Supreme Court, setting up a major legal showdown that conservatives believe could deal a fatal blow to President Obama’s healthcare law.
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Labor secretary says government employees are ‘linchpin of the American middle class’

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CHICAGO – If you had any question about the pro-government orientation of the Obama administration, here is a clue.


Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was a keynote speaker at the national convention of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and declared:

I’ve now spent about 25 years in government service. I was a career attorney in the Justice Department for a decade. I was an elected official at the county level. I ran a state agency. I’ve worked shoulder-to-shoulder throughout my career with proud and dedicated AFSCME members. I know firsthand about the sacrifices you make, about your devotion to public service, about your contribution to the common good.

And that’s why I’m fighting so hard for all of you. That’s why President Obama is fighting so hard for all of you. We know that public employees — and the labor movement more broadly — are the linchpin of the American middle class. We know that it’s you — our nurses, corrections officers, home care workers, EMTs, child care providers, sanitation workers and more — that keep America strong.

Government employees are the “linchpin of the middle class”?

According to statistics from the federal government, there are 22 million employees in all levels of government. Overall, government employees make up 15.3 percent of the workforce.

Other stats, also provided by the feds, tell us there are 54.4 million people working for small businesses in the private sector.

But Perez wasn’t finished.

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The administration just took Obamacare away from the territories

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Looking for a place where Obamacare doesn’t exist? Try moving to the U.S. Territories, where the Obama administration just provided a pretty big waiver from the law’s major coverage provisions.

The Affordable Care Act’s design dealt a pretty big problem to the territories. It required insurers there to comply with the law’s major market reforms — guaranteed coverage, mandated benefits, limits on profits, etc. — without requiring residents to get coverage or providing subsidies to help them afford coverage. The territories — Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands — have been warning for years that would destroy their insurance markets. The individual mandate and the subsidies are the major ways the ACA tries to bring healthy people into the individual insurance market to balance out sick patients who can no longer be denied coverage.

That was until Wednesday, when the Obama administration told the territories that the coverage requirements actually don’t apply to them. Theexemption was posted on a Health and Human Services Web site on Thursday.

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