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Treasury Ran $98 Billion Deficit in July–But Debt Stayed Exactly $16,699,396,000,000

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Now you don’t think our government would violate the law would you? I mean if the number stays the same,That would mean the debt was just $25 million below the legal limit of $16,699,421,000,000 that was set in a law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack ObamaNa, they wouldn’t do that .

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August 14, 2013 – 4:15 AM

By Terence P. Jeffrey

(CNSNews.com) – The Treasury Department‘s Financial Management Service (FMS), which publishes both the federal government‘s official Daily Treasury Statement and its official Monthly Treasury Statement, is reporting that in July the federal government ran a deficit of $98 billion but that the federal government’s debt remained exactly $16,699,396,000,000 for the entire month.

The FMS said that the deficit went up $98 billion ($97,594,000,000) in the Monthly Treasury Statment for July, which it released on Monday

The FMS said that the deficit went up $98 billion ($97,594,000,000) in the Monthly Treasury Statment for July, which it released on Monday.

At the same time, the FMS said the debt stayed at exactly $16,699,396,000,000

( Even David Copperfield is Impressed by this trick )

in its Daily Treasury Statements, which are published every business day. The Daily Treasury Statements show the daily value of the federal government debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress.

At the static $16,699,396,000,000 level that the Treasury reported for every day of July, the debt was just $25 million below the legal limit of $16,699,421,000,000 that was set in a law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama.

If Treasury’s daily statements were to declare that the government had borrowed an additional net $98 billion to cover the $98 billion deficit the Treasury declared in its monthly statement for July, the Treasury would be conceding that the government had already surpassed the legal limit on the debt–and has been violating the law by continuing to borrowing additional money.

(BIG OOPS)

Instead, even as the Treasury was running up the $98-billion deficit it reported in the July Monthly Treasury Statement, every one of the 22 Daily Treasury Statements published for July said the Treasury had closed out the previous business day with exactly $16,699,396,000,000 in debt.

The Daily Treasury Statement for Aug. 12, released Tuesday afternoon, says the debt remained stuck at exactly $16,699,396,000,000 during the first 12 days of this month, too.

On May 17, the first day the Treasury reported that the debt had hit exactly $16,699,396,000,000–and was thus just $25 million below the legal limit–Treasury Secretary Lew sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner saying he was beginning to implement what he called “the standard set of extraordinary measures” to prevent the Treasury from exceeding the legal limit on the federal debt.

Since Lew sent that letter–announcing that he would use “extraordinary measures“–the debt has remained stuck at exactly $16,699,396,000,000 for 87 straight days.

That includes all 31 days in July when Lew’s Treasury says it was running a $98 billion deficit.

When Lew stops using “extraordinary measures” to keep the debt at exactly $16,699,396,000,000, the government will have another debt-limit crisis.

~Steve~

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/treasury-ran-98-billion-deficit-july-debt-stayed-exactly-16699396000000

 

Obama Making his Own Laws – Again

I don’t knoW IF YOU RECALL, BUT AS PART OF OBAMMYCARE CONGRESS AND STAFF WERE SUPPOSED TO PARTICIPATE JUST LIKE US PEONS  WELL AS GOMER WOULD SAY “WELL GOOOOOLY’ SEE WHAT HAPPENED NOW.

 

Obama - He's dead

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by KEITH KOFFLER on AUGUST 5, 2013, 9:24 AM

By what authority did President Obama decide to exempt members of Congress and their staffs from a provision of Obamacare that would deny them their federal subsidy and and make them buy insurance on the exchanges like everyone else?

Obama, as has been widely reported, promised Congress the other day that he would personally see to it that the federal benefit, which pays 75 percent of premiums, would be preserved even after Congress is forced onto the exchanges.

Lawmakers were complaining of a potential “brain drain” as high quality staffers left Capitol Hill instead of ponying up thousands more for health insurance.

Let’s be clear. Other brains would certainly have replaced the parting brains on Capitol Hill. It’s a cool job – makin’ laws for the rest of us – that others would have done before cashing in their padded resumes and scoring tons of dough in the private sector. The problem wasn’t a brain drain. The problem was a money drain.

And so, lo and behold, the administration’s Office of Personnel Management has dutifully determined that Congress will keep its taxpayer-funded health care gift.

According to the Wall Street Journal, OPM has no authority to pay for plans on the exchanges, which are not part of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

This latest White House night at the improv is also illegal. OPM has no authority to pay for insurance plans that lack FEHBP contracts, nor does the Affordable Care Act permit either exchange contributions or a unilateral bump in congressional pay in return for less overall compensation. Those things require appropriations bills passed by Congress and signed by the President.

The White House, the WSJ notes, was eager to issue a decree instead of pursuing a legislative fix that would have uncomfortably opened up the Obamacare can of worms and invited Republican mischief.

So, as it has so often done when the law is inconvenient, the Obama administration has decided the laws are for stupid people.

(That’s Us If You Were Wondering.)

Your government has unlawfully decided to take action to financially benefit the ruling class, those who WHO ACTUALLY WRITE THE LAWS. Democrats took the lead on this, but Republicans are complicit too.

Be afraid.

~ Steve~                    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/08/05/lawlessness-white-house/

October 2012 Statistics On Airport Screening From Department Of Homeland Security

TSA

FULL BODY SCANS AT THE AIRPORT:

The T.S.A. disclosed the Airport Screening Results.
Terrorists Discovered
0
Transvestites
133
Hernias
1,485
Hemorrhoid Cases
3,172
Enlarged Prostates
8,249
Breast Implants
59,350
Natural Blondes
3

It was also discovered that 535 members of Congress had no balls.

Thought you’d like to know.       :D

~Steve~                             H/T  Joseph

From whom does our military get permission? Simply Astonishing.

We The People Have Been Screwed Royally

WASHINGTON, March 7—Under question from Sen. Sessions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey indicated that “international permission,” rather than Congressional approval, provided a ‘legal basis’ for military action by the United States.

-Steve                          H/T  Grouchy  Via  Bare Naked Islam

Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) is doing something about this.

On March 7, 2012, Jones introduced H. Concurrent Resolution 107, which calls on the House, the Senate Concurring, to prevent Obama from starting another war without authorization from Congress. The resolution was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary on March 7.

Rep. Jones’ resolution states that any use of military force by Obama without explicit consent and authorization of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

Read more here.

H/t Alice Wolf

~Eowyn

Duct Tape Time. We are a bunch of Dopes.

Since 2003 there have been 8 attempts by Congress and Senate to ..Ahh, amend what article 2 section 1 . They have been setting this up for skippy all along. These people are all traitors to our Nation. They should be put in prison. This means they all understood what the founders meant when put this in. Why would they try to change, unless they knew damn well what the clause meant?

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Links to each of the resolutions.

LIVE LINKS TO EACH HJR and SENATE RESOLUTION
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:H.J.Res59:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:H.J.Res67:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:S2128:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:H.J.Res104:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:H.J.RES.2:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:H.J.Res15:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:H.J.Res42:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:S2678:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:S.RES.511:

~Steve~         H/T The always searching for the truth May

Breaking News. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) Resigns.

Rep David Wu..who, Yes Hu, no not you, the guy who, that’s right Hu.

POLITICO Breaking
News
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Rep. David Wu
(D-Ore.) made his resignation official, clearing the way for a special election
to succeed him.

“Serving as a U.S. congressman has been the greatest
honor of my life. There is no other job where you get up each day and ask, ‘How
can I try to make the world a better place today?’” Wu said in a statement from
his office, which said the resignation would take effect at 11:59 p.m.

Wu
had been under fire after the young daughter of a campaign contributor accused
him of an “unwanted sexual encounter.”

For more information…

http://www.politico.com

~Steve~

Democrat Congressman Compares Obama To A King!

OK, when UberLib Nadler Rips skippy, you know we have problems.

The moment would be surreal were it not so reminiscent: An arrogant Democratic president had committed an impeachable offense, lied to the American people, and dared Congress to do anything about it. Incensed congressmen of both parties asked, negotiated, and threatened until they realized they had no alternative but to take action. Then, the Republican leadership stepped in to save their party’s, and their country’s, worst enemy.

This is not a Clinton-era flashback but a rehearsal of this week’s actions in Congress.

Barack Obama’s indiscretion is more serious than a stained dress and a lie under oath during a civil trial. Obama sent an already overstretched American military to take sides in the Libyan civil war, as part of the NATO operation known as Operation Odyssey Dawn. Now, well over 60 days into the fight, the war proceeds with no sign of Congressional approval and a promise of “no let-up.”

By the most liberal reading of the War Powers Resolution, this is illegal. Yet when Congress decided to act, the Republican leadership came to the rescue.

For the rest of the story, Pls go HERE

~Steve~                 H/T  Floydreports.Com

http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/boehner-wimps-out-on-libya/?utm_source=Floyd+Reports&utm_campaign=e3a6cb7405-WHW_06_03_20116_4_2011&utm_medium=email

Christmas Is A Time To Celebrate The Birth Of Jesus, But..

We also must not forget that He also died for our sins. I think this little Story will help you remember this, and maybe a few other things. ;)

 

 


In Washington, D.C. an old priest lay dying in the hospital.

For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation’s capital and was well known among the elected officials.

He motioned for his nurse to come near.

“Yes, Father?” said the nurse.

I would really like to see President Obama and Speaker Pelosi before I die,” whispered the priest.

“I’ll see what I can do, Father,” replied the nurse.

The nurse sent the request to the White House and Congress and waited for a response.

Soon the word arrived; President Obama and Nancy Pelosi would be
delighted to visit the priest.

As they went to the hospital, Obama commented to Pelosi, “I don’t know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images and might even get me re-elected.”

Pelosi agreed that it was a good thing.

When they arrived at the priest’s room, the priest took Obama’s hand in his right hand and Pelosi’s hand in his left hand.

There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest’s face.

Finally President Obama spoke. “Father, of all the people you could
have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the
end?

The old priest slowly replied, “I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen,” said Obama.

Amen,” said Pelosi.

The old priest continued. “Jesus died between two lying thieves, and I would like to do the same.”

~Steve~           H/T    Joseph

Buried Deep Within the D.A.D.T. Repeal Was…

As Bella Pelosi said “We have to pass it to see what’s in it.”

Well, the Fellowship has done another stellar job of investigative reporting.

We bring you this exclusive report on what we have found buried deep within the bowels (sorry, could not help myself) of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Repeal.

What we found is Shocking! Shocking! I tell you.

We will leave it to our mature and highly educated readers to deal with this unseemly turn of events. You be the Judge. I for one am in shock.

Warning: The video is Graphic. :D 

~Steve~             H/T and dispatched from the trenches

                               by our fearless leader, Eowyn

Maxine Says…

 

Let me get this straight . . . .

We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t,

Which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents to administer the plan, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that didn’t read it but exempted themselves from it, signed by a President who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes,

for which we’ll be taxed for four years before any “benefits” take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke.

What the hell could possibly go wrong?

~Steve~                                  H/T Richard