Category Archives: Congress

Debt Under Obama Up $8,000,000,000,000

Remember, raising the debt is unpatriotic!

obama turkey

The day before Thanksgiving, CNS News reported this wonderful story:

“The debt of the federal government has now increased by more than $8,000,000,000,000 during the time President Barack Obama has been in office, according to the official debt numbers published by the U.S. Treasury.

The total federal debt, which was $18,722,746,583,118.03 at the close of business on Monday, now equals about $159,007 per household. It has increased approximately $68,756 per household during Obama’s presidency.”

Try not to choke on these numbers with  your mashed potatoes and gravy:

“…when Obama was inaugurated, the total debt of the federal government was $10,626,877,048,913.08. On Nov. 23, 2015, it was $18,722,746,583,118.03 Thus, so far in Obama’s presidency, the federal debt has increased $8,095,869,534,204.95.”



8 Syrians caught sneaking across U.S.-Mexico border. Obama threatens to veto refugee-vetting bill

Thanks to Obama and Congress, we already have a huge problem with Central American “migrants” illegally swarming across the U.S.-Mexico border. There have also been reports of Muslim terrorists among the illegal migrants.

Now add Syrian “refugees” to the border invaders.

Syrian refugees (Photo credit: Lynsey Addario/NYT)

Syrian refugees (Photo credit: Lynsey Addario/NYT)

Brandon Darby and Ildefonso Ortiz report for, Nov. 18, 2015, that two U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents told Breitbart Texas that 8 Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the federal agents said eight Syrians, in two separate “family units,” were apprehended on Monday, November 16, 2015, at the border in Laredo, Texas, also known officially as Port of Entry 1.

Lending credence to the agents’ claim, local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Hector Garza said that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector.

Garza, who is also a border patrol agent, told Breitbart Texas, “Border Patrol agents who we represent have been contacting our organization to voice concerns about reports from other agents that Syrians crossed the U.S. border from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. Our agents have heard about Syrians being apprehended in the area from other federal agents. At this time, I cannot confirm or deny that Syrians have crossed, for security reasons.”

Garza explained that in matters as sensitive as Syrians crossing the border from Mexico, it would be highly unlikely that federal agencies would publicize it or inform a broad group of law enforcement. But he said that NBPC Local 2455 is taking the reports seriously and that they “will be issuing an officer safety bulletin advising Border Patrol agents to exercise extra precautions as they patrol the border.”

Breitbart Texas can confirm that a Syrian did attempt to enter the U.S. illegally through Texas in late September. The Syrian was caught using a passport that belonged to someone else, but U.S. authorities decided against prosecuting anyone involved due to “circumstances.”

Obama favors illegals over vets

Meanwhile, POS Obama already is threatening to veto House bill H.R. 4038, aimed at strengthening Syrian refugee screening.

H.R. 4038: American SAFE Act of 2015 would “require that supplemental certifications and background investigations be completed prior to the admission of certain aliens as refugees, and for other purposes.”

Rep. Michael McCaul

The Wall Street Journal reports that House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas) and Rep. Richard Hudson (R., N.C.), introduced a bill late Tuesday, which would freeze and overhaul the process used to vet refugees. The FBI would replace the Department of Homeland Security as the primary agency in conducting background checks to certify that any incoming refugee isn’t a national-security threat. 

According to Fox News, the bill would require several top security officials to certify that each refugee is not a security threat to the U.S., before a refugee from Iraq or Syria can be admitted. 

Floor action on the bill may be as early as today, Nov. 19.

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)

Although several high-ranking House Democrats, including Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), said they would vote against the bill, saying its language would effectively freeze the program for years, the House is expected to easily pass the proposed bill.

The prospects in the Senate are unclear. That other POS, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), has also called for a “pause” in admitting Syrian refugees, but he hasn’t yet said whether the Senate would take up the bill.

Yesterday, Obama threatened to veto the bill, saying it would add unnecessary hurdles to an already-rigorous screening process. A White House statement insisted that the changes called for under the bill would create “significant delays and obstacles” for the existing vetting program, and that “Given the lives at stake and the critical importance to our partners in the Middle East and Europe of American leadership in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis … [Obama] would veto the bill.”

Blah, blah, blah.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Tell your representatives and senators to vote “Yes” on H.R. 4038: The American SAFE Act of 2015. To contact your reps, go here.

2. Tell Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, to take up H.R. 4028. Click here.

3. Sign Grassfire’s “Stop the Refugees from Jihadist Nations” petition. To sign, click here.

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Trump calls Obama “insane” to flood U.S. with Syrian refugees

Donald Trump began his day with a tweet early this morning, in which he asks if Barack Obama is “insane” since no one seems to know know who the Syrian refugees “pouring into” America are — whether some of them are ISIS jihadists.

Trump Syrian refugees tweet

Here are some of the useful idiot tweets in response to Trump, which go to show we have more to fear from some Americans than from Muslim “refugees”:

Ryn Weaver: “you’re insane”

V: “the only one that is insane here, is you”

Kaoru: “How were you able to live so long being so stupid?”

Steve2016: “Go home, Donald. You’re drunk.”

TimO’Tree: “is your wife Isis…we don’t know.”

Christopher Allen: “come on, Twitter, let’s get this picture of my dog more retweets than this hateful bigot”

Steve Peer: “Human compassion is neither Liberal nor Conservative. Ending suffering is strength, not weakness”

hungry alan: “it is not safe there this why they want to come here”

Joshua Kail: “best way to make new terrorists is to treat innocent people as if they already were just because of a maybe” and “letting in the refugees is a risk. I live in a refugee center city. I am willing to take it.”

Kelly Doyle: “I would take in a Syrian Refugee. I think I will pursue it.”

Liberal Hippie Queen: “Only 10,000 and they are being heavily vetted by Homeland Security. Stop the lies and the fear mongering”

Lastly, here’s the Left’s favorite card — the racist accusation — from a tweeter who obviously received his education from public schools:

What is sleep: “do you actually have no problem with being a blatant rascist [sic] or does your hotels [sic] and money make it acceptable”

Trump is right about the Obama administration not knowing who the Syrian refugees are.

Rep. Michael McCaul

On September 10, 2015, in an interview with Fox News, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said (Breitbart):

 “We’re a compassionate nation . . . but I also have to be concerned as Chairman of Homeland Security about the safety of Americans in this country . . . . [T]he FBI testified . . . that we don’t really have the proper databases on these individuals to vet them passed and to assure we’re not allowing terrorists to come into this country . . . . We don’t know who these people are and . . . until we know who they are, we cannot responsibly bring them into the United States. Both the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have told me privately that they don’t support bringing in Syrian refugees because of the threat they pose to Americans.” 


We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 110th Caption Contest!

Honestly, this contest elicited so many funny (and deservedly off-color) captions, choosing a winner was difficult. In my judgment, everyone of the captions you’ll see below deserves to be first-place.

But as usual, the FOTM writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of FOTM’s 110th Caption Contest, with one #1 vote and two #2 vote, totaling 7 points is . . .

Zorro! Snoopy dance

Here’s his winning caption:

Boehner pals with POS

Lola and dee are both in 2nd place, each with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 5 points. Here are their respective captions:

Barry giggles in anticipation of seeing John’s Lucky Charms.

Now that I’m not speaker, sweety, I will have more free time for you.

cynkading, LAH, Jo and truckjunkie are all in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote and 3 points. Here are their respective captions:

We have had a good run you and I!!!

Beohner thinks to himself “Joe Biden is right, he seems to be a pretty clean negro”.

No, seriously! There really are people that think Michelle is a woman!

Ohhh-Barry,I can’t WAIT to get you in the sack!!

Another Lola caption, MomOfIV and Sharon Odehnal are all in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

Matching Ties. Matching Lies.

politicians don’t retire, they simply fade, fade away……into corporate lobbyist positions!

“Meet me at midnight Barry, same place we always go!”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, Zorro!

Here’s your fancy-schmancy Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, click here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting caption contest!

Seen any good pics that you think would be great for our Caption Contest? Email them to us! :D


1961 law aims for elimination of U.S. military and all civilian arms

If you think the New World Order and a global government are relatively recent ideas that began with Bush the Elder, George H. W. Bush, think again.

Those ideas can be traced back at least to the Kennedy Administration, but under a different terminology — the Arms Control and Disarmament Act of 1961, which began as H.R. 9118. The bill was passed by both houses of Congress and, on September 26, 1961, was signed into law, becoming 22 U.S.C. § 2551.

This is how radical the Arms Control and Disarmament Act is. (Click here for the Act in PDF.)

On page 1, the Act declares that “An ultimate goal of the United States is a world which is free from the scourge of war and the dangers and burdens of armaments; in which the use of force has been subordinated to the rule of law….”

The purpose of the Act is “to provide impetus toward this goal by creating a new agency of peace to deal with the problem of reduction and control of armaments looking toward ultimate world disarmament.”

Here’s a screen shot I took from the Act:

Arms Control and Disarmament Act

The job of this new federal “agency of peace” is “to provide the essential scientific, economic, political, military, psychological and technological information upon which realistic arms control and disarmament policy must be based.”

The Act defines “arms control” and “disarmament” as “the identification, verification, inspection, limitation, control, reduction, or elimination, of armed forces and armaments of all kinds under international agreement including the necessary steps taken under such an agreement to establish an effective system of international control, or to create and strengthen international organizations for the maintenance of peace.”

Translated into simpler English, the Arms Control and Disarmament Act aims at none other than the elimination of the U.S. military and of all civilian firearms (“armaments of all kinds”) — all to be placed under an international body (“system of international control”).

The “agency of peace” turned out to be the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), an independent agency of the United States government — an agency established through a separate statute passed by Congress, which exists outside of the federal executive departments (those headed by a Cabinet secretary), and which while constitutionally part of the executive branch, is independent of presidential control, usually because the president’s power to dismiss the agency head or a member is limited.

In 1997, the Clinton administration integrated the ACDA with the State Department. The ACDA’s executive is Obama appointee Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller. She communicates with the president (Obama) through the secretary of state (John Kerry).

The ACDA’s current programs appear to be international in focus:

  • Stopping Nuclear Testing
  • Banning Chemical Weapons
  • Reducing Strategic Nuclear Arms
  • Keeping Nuclear Weapons out of the hands of rogue states
  • Preventing the use of disease as a weapon of war

Since its passage into law, the Arms Control and Disarmament Act has been amended 9 times, the most recent amendment was in 1989 in the George H. W. Bush administration.


Ex-GAO head: US debt is three times more than you think

I have no doubt that this is true.

 The Hill:  The former U.S. comptroller general says the real U.S. debt is closer to about $65 trillion than the oft-cited figure of $18 trillion.

Dave Walker, who headed the Government Accountability Office (GAO) under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, said when you add up all of the nation’s unfunded liabilities, the national debt is more than three times the number generally advertised.

If you end up adding to that $18.5 trillion the unfunded civilian and military pensions and retiree healthcare, the additional underfunding for Social Security, the additional underfunding for Medicare, various commitments and contingencies that the federal government has, the real number is about $65 trillion rather than $18 trillion, and it’s growing automatically absent reforms,” Walker told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970 in an interview airing Sunday.

The former comptroller general, who is in charge of ensuring federal spending is fiscally responsible, said a burgeoning national debt hampers the ability of government to carry out both domestic and foreign policy initiatives.

“If you don’t keep your economy strong, and that means to be able to generate more jobs and opportunities, you’re not going to be strong internationally with regard to foreign policy, you’re not going to be able to invest what you need to invest in national defense and homeland security, and ultimately you’re not going to be able to provide the kind of social safety net that we need in this country,” he said.  He said Americans have “lost touch with reality” when it comes to spending.

Walker called for Democrats and Republicans to put aside partisan politics to come together to fix the problem. 

“You can be a Democrat, you can be a Republican, you can be unaffiliated, you can be whatever you want, but your duty of loyalty needs to be to country rather than to party, and we need to solve some of the large, known, and growing problems that we have,” he said.


Democrat introduces House bill to tax every gun $100

Nydia Velazquez

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), the first Puerto Rican woman to be elected to Congress, with a history of clinical depression and attempted suicide, has introduced a bill in the House that would tax gun owners at a rate of $100 per firearm with proceeds going towards “anti-violence and mental health programs.”

H.R. 3830, Reducing Gun Violence in our Neighborhoods Act of 2015, was introduced on Oct. 26, 2015, with 12 co-sponsors, all Democrats:

  1. Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9]
  2. Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-14]
  3. Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5]
  4. Rep Farr, Sam [CA-20]
  5. Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15]
  6. Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17]
  7. Rep Jeffries, Hakeem S. [NY-8]
  8. Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-5]
  9. Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10]
  10. Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-32]
  11. Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13]
  12. Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15]

HR 3830 describes its purpose as “To reduce gun violence, increase mental health counseling, and enhance the tracking of lost and stolen firearms.” If it becomes law, a $100 federal tax would be assessed on the sale of all new firearms. Revenue generated from the tax would go to a Department of Justice “Gun Violence Reduction and Mental Health Counseling Trust Fund”.

But any firearm by the federal, state or local government for police or other law enforcement purposes will be exempted from the tax.

In addition, HR 3830 would authorize the Attorney General to establish “a national standard for the incorporation of a passive identification capability into all firearms sold in the United States.”

“Passive identification capability” is defined as “a technology that–(A) enables a firearm to be identified by a mobile or fixed reading device; and (B) does not emit or broadcast an electronic signal or other information that would enable the firearm or its owner to be monitored or tracked.”

According to the National Rifle Association, Americans have acquired more than 170 million new firearms since 1991. The Congressional Research Service estimated the number of firearms in the U.S. at more than 310 million.

Interestingly, the main contributors to Velasquez’s election campaigns have been banks, including Goldman Sachs. (Source: Open Secrets)

She has consistently voted against bi-partisan House efforts to audit the federal reserve, both in 2009 and in 2012. 

In 2012, the American Small Business League (ASBL) named Velazquez as the most anti-small business member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She blocked legislation, including H.R. 3184, “The Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act,” that would prevent large corporations from claiming billions of dollars worth of federal contracts reserved for small businesses. Velazquez also voted to divert billions in federal contract dollars earmarked for small businesses to firms such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BlackWater and Italian defense firm Finmeccanica.

According to, Velazquez’s proposal is just the latest in a series of gun control measures introduced by Congressional Democrats. Earlier this summer, another New York Congresswoman, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, introduced a measure that would require gun owners to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon or face a fine of up to $10,000.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

With Republicans a majority in the House, it is unlikely that Velazquez’s bill will pass. But Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke warns us that Obama’s and the Democrats’ gun-control strategy is an incremental step-by-step approach.

Asked by about Obama’s and Hillary Clinton‘s approval of Australia’s gun confiscation, the sheriff said:

They won’t be able to it before Obama leaves office. Now, under a Mrs. Bill Clinton presidency, who knows. But even they know it’s down the road. I don’t know how far, but these people are slick, they are stealth in how they go about it. What they do is lay the groundwork, they pave the road approaching their ultimate goal of confiscation.

What Obama will try to do with his remaining time in office is further weaken the Second Amendment and frustrate the ability of people to keep and bear arms and purchase guns without having to jump through unreasonable hoops. Then the next person will take it step further, then the next person, then the next, and suddenly you realize gun confiscation is within reach. And that is their goal.

Between now and then they will go step by step, slowly conditioning the American people to buy into the lie.

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H/t MomOfIV