Potential results of the Bundy Ranch, the IRS, ObamaCare and illegal immigration, in summary:

Cruz-on-obamas-lawsIf the feds keep arbitrarily “picking and choosing” which laws they wish to enforce, the electorate is left with no other option but the same thing: picking and choosing which laws THEY wish to obey. Or not.

BZ

 

CBO Study: Health care overhaul will cost 2.3 million full-time jobs

ObamaKare Union OpinionFrom the DailyTimesNews.com:

Posted:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several million American workers will reduce their hours on the job or leave the workforce entirely because of incentives built into President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

That would mean losses equal to 2.3 million full-time jobs by 2021, in large part because people would opt to keep their income low to stay eligible for federal health care subsidies or Medicaid, the agency said. It had estimated previously that the law would lead to 800,000 fewer jobs by that year.

Yes.  ObamaKare is an abortion.

It’s the latest indication that “the president’s health care law is destroying full-time jobs,” said Republican Rep. John Kline of Minnesota, chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. “This fatally flawed health care scheme is wreaking havoc on working families nationwide,” he said.

The agency sees the deficit sliding to $478 billion next year before beginning a steady rise years through 2024 that would bring the annual imbalance back above $1 trillion. Overall, it forecasts deficits totaling $7.3 trillion over the coming decade, about $1 trillion more than previously estimated.

“CBO expects that economic growth will diminish to a pace that is well below the average seen over the past several decades,” the report said, citing an aging population and a decrease in the rate of growth in the labor force.

The loving and understanding benefit of ObamaKare.

Not.

BZ

 

Bolton: ‘Our Biggest National-Security Problem Is Barack Obama’

John BoltonFrom NationalReview.com’s The Corner, by Eliana Johnson.

With the Obama administration grappling with a crisis in Ukraine, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday and declared that the country’s “biggest national-security problem is Barack Obama.” 

Bolton honed in on the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, which he described as paradigm of President Obama’s foreign-policy failures because the president “has done nothing to avenge Chris Stevens’s death.” 

“That is a terrible lesson for our adversaries,” Bolton said. “Under Barack Obama you can murder his personal representative and get away scot-free.” 

Absolutely correct.  Having worked around felons for over 40 years, their predominant mindset is “what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine unless you’re strong enough to stop me.”  Why is it so difficult for Leftists to understand this concept?

He also warned that the matter will come back to haunt Hillary Clinton if, as most suspect, she launches a presidential bid in 2016. “We will be happy to tell Hillary Clinton in unmistakable terms, ‘We know what difference it makes, even if you don’t,’” he said.

I should also care to offer: lack of our energy independence is also a huge — if not greater — threat to our national security.

BZ

 

Obama pays women in the White House LESS than men.

Lifestyles of the ObamasAnd Alan Colmes says it isn’t Mr Obama’s fault.

Of course it isn’t.  Mr Obama is perfection personified.

From TownHall.com:

Alan Colmes: It Isn’t Obama’s Fault His White House Pays Women Less Than Men

by Katie Pavlich

During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama said it was an “embarrassment” that in today’s American society women get paid less than men, ignoring the fact that his White House pays women less than men. Obama even went so far as comparing today’s offices with those of a Madmen episode. If you’re not familiar, Madmen is a show based in the 1960s.

Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.

According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).

Immured on video, it is:

Listen to the video.  Brain surgeon Alan Colmes says that — as per normal — Mr Obama is blameless (clueless, is more like it) because he isn’t setting the salaries for the women working there.  Let me guess: one mention of this disparity in any public venue at all would have the HR bean counters resetting their salaries for women.  One mention.  That’s all it would take.

Instead, Obama either 1) doesn’t know, and/or 2) couldn’t care less.  Ignorance or arrogance.  Take your pick.

And the IWF — Independent Women’s Forum — weighed in:

Fortunately, however, this commonly repeated claim is false. There is no evidence that women are routinely paid a fraction of what men make for the same work, or that discrimination drives statistical differences between men and women’s earnings.

The Department of Labor statistic underlying the “wage gap” claim simply compares a full-time working man’s median wages with those of a full-time working woman, ignoring the many factors that affect earnings, including number of hours worked, industry, years of experience, and education, to name but a few. When such information is taken into account, the wage gap shrinks, and in some cases even reverses.

Feminist groups disserve women by promoting the false idea that the U.S. workplace is overwhelmingly sexist. It encourages unnecessary meddling from the federal government, which could limit women’s job opportunities and workplace flexibility, and discourages women from fully pursuing their ambitions.

Check that: “it encourages unnecessary meddling from the federal government.”

Bang ding ow!  A resounding slap in the face to Leftists from the IWF.

Nicely played.  And true.

BZ

P.S.
I’m very sorry about the graphic above.  Very, very sorry.  I apologize.  It’s rude and I apologize from the bottom of my heart, most sincerely.