NEWS: Welfare government’s single largest budget item in FY 2011 at approx. $1.03 trillion

October 18, 2012

Media Suddenly Muted on Jobless Claims

by Joel B. Pollak 5

  • Report: Welfare government’s single largest budget item in FY 2011 at approx. $1.03 trillion

    The government spent approximately $1.03 trillion on 83 means-tested federal welfare programs in fiscal year 2011 alone — a price tag that makes welfare that year the government’s largest expenditure.


    Born With a Broken Heart


    Leaked CNN Email: Defend Candy!

    by Ben Shapiro 343

    Gallup: Romney 51%, Obama 45%

    by John Nolte 488



    Rob Wile | Oct. 18, 8:58 AM | 1,176 | 9

    “It’s a question of when.”

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    Federal Reserve Bomber Idolizes Dead Bin Laden

    by William Bigelow 26

    Obama Debate Coach Named Mao as Favorite Political Philosopher

    by Ben Shapiro

  • Israeli Flags Now Illegal in Dearbornistan


    First, Christians were banned in Dearbornistan. Now, it’s Jews who are illegal.

  • A Review of ‘To Hell in a Handbasket: Carter, Obama, and the Arab Spring’ (By Ruthie Blum)

    by RUTH KING

    Carter’s attitude that America was largely responsible for the hatred of others towards it – as was Israel – did nothing but embolden enemies across the globe. Obama has the very same attitude today.

  • The Hidden Cost of the ‘New Economy’: New-Type Depression


    Two decades of economic stagnation and rising insecurity have unleashed work-based “new-type depression” in Japan.

  • BREAKING: Sting Foils Bangladeshi Man Intent on Jihad at Federal Reserve


    FBI agents arrested a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man Wednesday after he tried repeatedly to detonate what he thought was a car bomb packed with 1,000 pounds of explosives outside the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan.

  • Keep Your Friends Close – and Your Enemies Closer


    On October 12, the Simon Wiesenthal Center “urged President Obama to condemn the rhetoric and cut off all official and unofficial US contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood”. The amount of ties the Obama administration has to the MB is indisputable, but at what point does close ties become infiltration?

  • The Russians and the Rogues

    by Jaime Daremblum

    Moscow has offered support to virtually every dictatorship and anti-American regime on the planet. (You can read this article in Spanish here.)

  • Know Thine Enemy: The Media


    Here is the first fistful of fatuity. The entire series, expected to take at least another twenty-seven years to compile and execute, will be cross-referenced and self-correcting in response to enthusiastic audience comments.

    Flashback: Obama Wouldn’t Call Libya Attack ‘Terrorism’ On The View

  • Timeline of Libya Consulate attack reveals administration contradictions

    The following is a detailed timeline of events leading to the Sept. 11 attack and what the Obama administration has said since then.

    • U.S. jobless claims climb 46,000 to 388,000

      Thu Oct 18 08:41:27 2012 · by John W · 63 replies ^ | October 18, 2012 | Jeffry Bartash
      WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 to a seasonally adjusted 388,000 in the week of Oct. 7-13, the Labor Department said Thursday, erasing the sharp drop from the prior week. Claims had fallen two weeks ago to a four-year low, but the decline mainly stemmed from a statistical quirk in the data that often happens at the end of a quarter and it was not reflective of a rapidly improving labor market.

    ‘Binder Derangement Syndrome’: How the Democratic Party Exploits Women

    by Roger L Simon

    The Democrats’ reactionary, even fuddy-duddy, concept of the role of women in our society.

    Ohio: The (Electoral) Heart of It All

    by Tom Blumer

    As in 2004, the presidential election revolves around Ohio.

    Has Obama Earned His Nobel Peace Prize Yet?

    by Bridget Johnson

    “For his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples…”


    • Obama’s ‘Trillion Dollar’ Tax-Cut Fraud (Fairly Assessing Romney’s Tax Plan)

      Thu Oct 18 09:41:56 2012 · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies

      National Review ^ | 10/18/2012 | Alan Reynolds
      Two days before the last night’s presidential debate, the Washington Post’s frenetic blogger Ezra Klein wrote that “Romney’s tax cuts cost $5 trillion over 10 years before his (unnamed) offsets. Extending the Bush tax cuts on income over $250,000 adds another $1 trillion. Then there’s the $2 trillion in new defense spending. So before Romney can cut the deficit by a dime, he has to come up with $8 trillion in offsets and savings for these plans.” Obama echoed Klein’s remarks quite closely in the second debate, but the figures are pure fiction. One part of the ruse, the $5…

    • Rasmussen Daily: THU: 10/18: R:49% O:47%

      Thu Oct 18 09:35:29 2012 · by SoftwareEngineer · 11 replies

      Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/18/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
      The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate,…
    • Class Warfare: The Mortal Enemy Of Economic Growth And Jobs

      Thu Oct 18 09:35:26 2012 · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies

      Forbes ^ | 10/18/2012 | Jim Powell
      Our economy is lousy, the labor force participation rate is the lowest in 31 years, we’ve had 43 consecutive months with unemployment over 8 percent, and a record 47 million people are on food stamps, so one might expect President Obama would welcome as much help as he could get. Surely he would want private sector job creators – investors and entrepreneurs – to have the strongest possible incentives for turning around this Obama “recovery” where household incomes are falling faster than they fell in the Bush recession. But Obama’s priority is class warfare. That’s why he relentlessly denounces job…
    • Caught on camera: Michelle O broke debate rules by clapping as Crowley backed Obama on Libya

      Thu Oct 18 09:27:56 2012 · by dennisw · 21 replies

      dailymail ^ | 17 October 2012 | By Hugo Gye
      Moderator told Romney that Obama did label Libya consulate attack ‘an act of terror’ during second presidential debate Moment drew round of applause from audience in defiance of event’s rules Ovation was led by First Lady Michelle Obama One of the most controversial moments of last night’s presidential debate came when moderator Candy Crowley attempted to correct Mitt Romney as he criticised Barack Obama’s handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The CNN host told Romney that Obama ‘did call [the raid] an act of terror’ the day after it happened – and drew a round of…
    • Obama’s Hope Fades in Virginia

      Thu Oct 18 09:26:56 2012 · by Cincinatus’ Wife · 10 replies

      The American Spectator ^ | October 18, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
      [SNIP]Not long ago, this hopeful prospect might have seemed impossible for even the most optimistic Republican to imagine. As recently as Oct. 2,a Roanoke College poll reported President Obama leading by 8 points in Virginia, but in the past two weeks,the Old Dominion has shifted sharply toward the GOP challenger. Romney has led five of the seven most recent polls and,although the RCP average for Virginia still shows Obama with razor-thin lead,the Republicans here sense a strong enough momentum to carry them to victory on Nov.6………..The Democrats are evidently shrinking their Electoral College map,in what looks like a defensive “triage”…

      Thu Oct 18 09:18:05 2012 · by blam · 8 replies

      TBI ^ | 10-18-2012 | Rob Wile
      PIMCO: ‘THE US WILL GET DOWNGRADED’ Rob WileOctober 18, 2012 PIMCO has seen enough of the federal government’s “fiscal theatre” and now says the U.S.’s credit rating will inevitably be slashed, Bloomberg’s Tracy Withers reports. “The U.S. will get downgraded, it’s a question of when,” Withers quotes Scott Mather, Pimco’s head of global portfolio management, as saying. “It depends on what the end of the year looks like, but it could be fairly soon after that.” If President Obama is reelected, Mather said, it’s likely resolution of the country’s deficit “doesn’t happen in a nice way, and we have disruption…
    • Jobless claims rise sharply

      Thu Oct 18 09:16:38 2012 · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies

      Reuters ^ | October 18, 2012 | by Jason Lange
      (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, reversing a sharp decline in the prior week but still pointing to a labor market that is slowly healing. The prior week’s figure was revised up to show 3,000 more applications than previously reported to 342,000. A Labor Department official said it appeared that state-level administrative issues were distorting the data.
    • Marriage vote: For the children. Be grateful the archbishop is defending society’s cornerstone.

      Thu Oct 18 09:14:56 2012 · by rhema · 3 replies

      Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 10/16/12 | STEPHEN J. HEANEY
      Thanks, Archbishop! John Nienstedt, who leads the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has been subjected to much disrespectful criticism — from members of his flock, and even from a Lutheran bishop — regarding his lead role supporting the marriage amendment. He stands accused of forcing his religion on everyone, and of forcing the consciences of his fellow Catholics. Though not unexpected, the charges are unfair. What is the dispute about? One side holds that marriage is a vow of a man and a woman before the community to engage in a project that is greater than the couple, and…
    • Sky-High Spending, Not Bush Tax Cuts, Drives Deficits

      Thu Oct 18 09:10:11 2012 · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies

      Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 10/18/12 | John Merline
      President Obama often talks about the need for a “balanced” approach to deficit reduction, by which he means tax hikes in addition to spending cuts. At the recent presidential debate, for example, he said, “We’ve got to reduce our deficit, but we’ve got to do it in a balanced way. Asking the wealthy to pay a little bit more along with cuts.” The only problem with this approach is that the massive projected deficits over the next 10 years aren’t the result of too few taxes. They are entirely the result of too much spending. Here’s the proof.


    More than a Week After Benghazi, Jay Carney Admitted that Administration Had Not Called It a Terrorist Attack

    by Bryan Preston

    “…the fact that we hadn’t…” Bonus: Crowley dinged the administration on Benghazi on Sept 30. More: On Sept 25, Obama Refused to Describe Benghazi as a Terrorist Attack

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    • Stick-it-to-rich tax plan may backfire on France

      Thu Oct 18 08:33:51 2012 · by COBOL2Java · 11 replies

      The Washington Times ^ | 19 October 2012 | Maya Vidon-White – Special to The Washington Times
      PARIS — France’s Socialist government is proposing a slew of taxes — on art, on businesses, on the rich — that are drawing criticism for stifling entrepreneurship and scaring off the wealthy. “Unfortunately, I think the politics we are leading in France will turn out to be catastrophic for the economy, which is already in bad shape,” said French economist Marc Touati, author of “When the Eurozone Explodes.” “This is a serious mistake, something you learn in [Economy 101] — it will aggravate the recession and therefore shrink the tax base.” Led by President Francois Hollande, the French government proposed…

    • Debates 2012: An Exercise in Liberal Pathology (Almost Perfect Description of DUmmies)

      Thu Oct 18 08:33:32 2012 · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies

      National Review Online ^ | October 17, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
      Liberalism isn’t doing so well lately. In fact I’d go so far as to say that liberalism is becoming downright pathological. The disease is progressive (in more ways than one). Precursors were visible as far back as 1964, and again in the 1980s. Yet this latest uspsurege has been building since 2000, and has never yet spread so widely or threateningly across the body politic. The chief symptom of liberal distress is an intense form of denial. Liberals now actually deny that conservatives exist. There are, of course, strange, cartoon-like images that liberals call conservative, yet these bear little resemblence…

    Benghazi: Emperor Obama’s Waterloo?
    Daren Jonescu
    It is fitting that in this Battle of Waterloo, the role of the Duke of Wellington, the emperor’s nemesis, will be played by Truth itself, which, as Shakespeare wrote, will out. More

    Obama, Oy Vey! American Jews Finally Have Had Enough
    Stella Paul
    “Two Jews, three opinions” goes the famous joke. And every day, more of those opinions turn pro-Romney, as American Jews increasingly reject the collapsing presidency of Barack Hussein Obama. More

    Debate Shows Obama’s an ‘African’ Stuck in the ’70s
    The Drive-By Pundit
    When’s the last time Obama was actually in the Chicago ‘hood? After Tuesday’s debate, it’s anyone’s guess. More

    Fort Hood and the Election
    Lee DeCovnick
    Without a doubt, this commander-in-chief must be held personally accountable for the allowing this particular court-martial to be twisted, delayed, delayed and further delayed for base political calculations. More

    ‘Eye Candy’ Lies, and Candy Swears to It
    Jeannie DeAngelis
    After all the fuss, Candy Crowley’s behavior at the second presidential debate did nothing to advance the feminist cause. More

    O-H-I-O: BO Must Go!
    Frances Twitty
    It is possible for the presidential election to be won without Ohio. But such a development has been exceedingly rare. The outcome in Ohio could very well decide the outcome of the presidential election. More

    Barack Obama and the Fundamental Transformation of America
    Robert A. Hall
    Barack Obama has cynically broken promise after promise. Unfortunately, his promise to set about “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” is one he has kept. More


    Obama can’t bring himself to use the word ‘terrorist’
    October 18, 2012
    Just “folks.” More

    Could Perot endorsement of Romney swing Minnesota?
    October 18, 2012
    The national media sees Minnesota as solidly Democrat. It isn’t. In 1992, Ross Perot earned 23.96% of the vote in Minnesota compared to his national average of 18.91%. More

    Obama’s parsed statement on Libya attack suggests a ‘crime,’ not terrorism
    October 18, 2012
    It is disingenuous for the president to claim he was talking about the attack as “terrorism.” More

    What if President Obama told the truth about Islamist terrorists?
    October 18, 2012
    We’ll probably never know; he almost certainly doesn’t have the courage. More

    Romney trapped Obama in the Second Debate
    October 18, 2012
    Many in the punditry need to re-visit the section of the debate last night between Romney and Obama addressing the Libya question. Too many are saying Romney flubbed it More

    A Moment of Arrogance
    October 18, 2012
    Little things can sometimes mean a lot, and throwaway lines spoken while a candidate is fumbling around for an answer can reveal something about his true mindset. More

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