They want compliance and FORCED acceptance. – Todd Starnes
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Says Religious Freedom Law ‘Absolutely Not’ a Mistake:L
Watch George StepInIt as he tries hard to trip Mike up…
NOT push tax hikes!
“The goal of Alabama should be to be more like Texas, not to be more like New York, where taxes keep going up year after year, and jobs and businesses keep leaving,” Moore quipped.
Alabama Policy Institute (API), Heritage Foundation Chief Economist Steve Moore says Governor Bentley’s proposed tax increases are the wrong way to increase revenue for the state, and in fact will only serve to drive businesses and workers—the real sources of growth—away from the state:
“When states raise their taxes, especially when they raise their tax rates, that it actually leads to jobs leaving the state, it leads to higher unemployment, it leads to income decline in the state,” Moore said. “The problem with the Alabama budget right now is that the state is not growing fast enough, not enough jobs are being created. If you raise taxes on the business creators and on the workers, and on the investors, you’re going to get less businesses and you’re going to get less workers, and less investors. Under that kind of circumstance, you’re actually going to have higher unemployment, so I don’t get the logic behind raising taxes to try to balance the budget.”
… to push tax hikes
What is it that guys named Ed Henry rock?
Yes Virginia, or liberals, we do call out our own. Much unlike your group!
In a bombshell interview on the Matt Murphy Show Wednesday morning, State Rep. Ed Henry (R-Hartselle) said he believes Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley was disingenuous with voters by claiming he did not realize he would feel compelled to raise taxes until after winning re-election. The sophomore legislator also said the governor has resorted to using “strong-arm tactics” in an attempt to force the legislature to support his impending proposal to raise taxes.
“I knew when we were working on last year’s budget that this coming year’s budget was going to be worse,” said Henry. “Now, I’m a lowly House member. If I could see the writing on the wall, then I have to believe that our chief executive officer of the state knew what was coming. And I believe, had he projected a year ago that these were his intentions, he probably would have had more competition in a Republican primary. There’s no way he didn’t see this coming.”
Murphy asked Henry about a story Yellowhammer broke Tuesday morning in which lawmakers, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said the governor was threatening to withhold infrastructure and community development funding from Districts whose legislators do not support his tax proposal.
“The governor has certain tools in his shed that he can work with to strong-arm legislators,” explained Henry. “Governors throughout the decades have used them. –
“I did not get elected to office to continue the status quo. That’s the reason our country is in the shape it’s in. The reason our state is in the state that it’s in is because people — legislators, politicians — believed they could go to Montgomery, go to Washington, do whatever they want as far as passing themselves pay raises, tax increases, but as long as they bring home the bacon, bring home the projects to their local area, they can do anything they want to in Montgomery. In 2010 we changed all that… I was not sent there to bring home the bacon.”
Yellowhammer asked a spokesperson for the governor if he maintains that he did not know prior to winning re-election how bad the budgeting situation was going to be, and therefore did not realize he would feel compelled to push tax increases. We also asked if the governor disputes accusations from Henry and other legislators that he is using “strong-arm” tactics, such as withholding road projects from Districts whose legislators do not support his tax proposal.
The governor’s office declined to comment.
* Ed is one of Top 7 most conservative Alabama legislators
He has been dumped on, but it turns out the instructions he gave to his probate judges was correct. Ginny” Granade (Grenade), the same judge who ruled Alabama’s Sanctity of Marriage amendment unconstitutional, ruled Mobile County probate judge Don Davis must issue same-sex marriage licenses. This applied to ONLY Mobile! Not all Alabama counties.
Mobile County was one of 26 Alabama counties refusing to give marriage licenses to any couples following the stay on Granade’s original ruling being lifted Monday.
We normally stay away from social issues, because emotion will not override legality, as is evidenced here. We are however interested in HOW the 14th amendment can trump the 10th amendment. And how can the SCOTUS deem gay rights as a protected class. And how, as if in Judge Moore’s case, can religion be ignored?
Also we did not care for how Cuomo, a rabid leftist, could run over Judge Moore as he did. I understand Cuomo is an attorney, but he tries to tell a Judge how things run in his state. Bad form Chris. Judge Moore does give him a go in this video. Although being CNN, all MsM is applauding Chris for his brow beating, constant interruption of Moore. As has become norm for MsM they only showed snippets of the following interview. Editing it to make Judge Moore look foolish. Classic leftist tactics as you’ll see.
At 16:53 Chris shows his non-belief of God when Judge Moore states ‘Our laws come from God’. Chris indignantly states ‘Our laws do NOT come from God, your honor, they come from man and you know that! Shove atheism down our throats Chris.Then he empathetically states
REMEMBER that clause in Our Declaration of Independence which states that our rights come from God, are unalienable, and that the purpose of civil government – the federal government – is to secure the Rights GOD gave us.
This horses arse then says citing God is not a rational basis. Saying as if disgusted,said Judge Moore is putting God before the laws of man. Well, Chris, JUST like in the case of Catholic entities fighting abortion in obamacare, the very same religious precept should apply to a Christian Nation. That IS what this nation was founded on. That IS consistently cited by those brave mean who wrote the ‘Constitution’. THAT piece of paper your ilk has been hell bent on shredding. That piece of paper IS man’s law!
Yes, friends, Chris Cuomo had me seeing red. Spitting mad.
What Chris does not get and neglects to mention this one judge’s ‘opinion’ was directed to AG Luther Strange. In responding to a decision by the Supreme Court not to stay two federal judge’s rulings striking down Alabama’s ban on gay marriage, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange suggested that probate judges do not have to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
This case was so confused by this one judge, ‘Grenade’ It turns out to truly be status quo. She cannot rule any other county by the one the case was in, Mobile. She cannot dictate to our other counties. The Supreme Court, our Governor nor Luther Strange have stated that they won’t force counties to do so nor go with condoning it. But do we really expect the knowledge or Truth from MSM? ~ JP
We ask you to watch entire interview and would appreciate your comments.
~ Hey Mike? If your uncle had been shot down by a sniper, would that not have made him a traitor infiltrator? JUST like you ‘Snipers do not JUST shoot Joe America.
In 2009 Moore claimed that his uncle was killed in the Philippines in an interview but we couldn’t find any evidence that his uncle Lornie was killed by a sniper.
We did, however, find some material on a Herbert T. Moore who was also killed in action in the Philippines and buried in Flint, Michigan.
Was Moore’s uncle actually killed by a Japanese sniper on March 10, 1945?
~ Safe to say if he was a paratrooper landing in the Philippines, he was most likely shot down by the enemy, not an ‘American Sniper’.
Filmmaker Michael Moore has claimed that his uncle Lornie was killed by a sniper in World War II but we can’t find evidence to support his claim.
An obituary of Moore’s father, Francis, also a veteran of the Pacific Theatre, notes that “Lornie” was killed in action but not by a sniper.
A lot of people talk, but when it’s time to show up, their tune changes’
Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, will be speaker of the House for the next two years, but one of the Republicans who challenged him for the post says it’s only because a number of GOP members failed to come through in their promised opposition to Boehner.
While being quick to admit the fight for the direction of the party is over for the moment in the House, he’s disappointed in how the GOP got to the results in Tuesday’s House vote.
“A lot of people talk, but when it’s time to show up, their tune changes and I think that was evident today, but I am very proud of the people that did stand up, the 24 that went in public and stated where they stood on the leadership,” said Yoho, who added that an unidentified number of Republicans failed to follow through on their word during the vote.
“I don’t want to talk about any specific members, but there are members that said, ‘Well, if you hit 20 votes, we’ll jump on and vote with you, but if you don’t have that many we’re not going to,’” he said. “When we hit [20 votes], you can’t find them.”
Yoho said Republicans who are frustrated with the present leadership but unwilling to oppose it have little grounds to complain over the next two years.
Ted Yoho says kicking members off committees for their speaker votes is “something I would assume Vladimir Putin would do.”
“A lot of people like to complain, gripe and moan about how bad things are,” Yoho said. “If you’re going to complain about it, do something about it. So the people that have been complaining and griping about Mr. Boehner and the lack of leadership and all that, they had a chance today to change that. They didn’t. So from this point forward for the next two years, this should be a moot point. Nobody should complain. We just need to get down to pass the best legislation we can.”
~ NOTE: Boehner’s wife ordered him to make those who didn’t vote for him pay, and it almost began immediately!
– Huelskamp was reportedly set to chair one of the House subcommittees in the new Congress , Dumped
– Congr Randy Weber (who backed Gohmert‘s) has been told after the vote that his name has been removed as lead sponsor nuclear energy bill
– Reps. Daniel Webster and Richard Nugent are both losing their seats on the House Rules Committee
Randy Weber on whether he’s scared considering news that Boehner dissenters were kicked off a committee: “I’m a big boy.”
Webster on being booted from Rules: “My philosophy is don’t burn any bridges, don’t make it personal, but that’s not everybody’s philosophy”
– Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who voted for himself for speaker on Tuesday, called Boehner a “sore winner,” citing the reported punishment.
Politico reported that “more punishment is likely to come for others that crossed Boehner.”
All You Need to Know About Boehner in One Picture…
Bill de Blasio today scolded the officers who turned their backs on him during services for two slain NYPD officers for showing disrespect to the mourning families. De Blasio was asked about the officers who turned their backs to protest him specifically at the service for Officer Rafael Ramos and, despite a warning from their commissioner to not do it agin, turning their backs again at the service for Officer Wenjian Liu.
The mayor said he didn’t think it was appropriate, nor “the right and decent thing to do,” considering the back-turning takes away from the officers being honored and their mourning families:
“Those individuals who took certain actions this last week––or last two weeks, really––they were disrespectful to the families involved. That’s the bottom line. They were disrespectful to the families who had lost their loved one. And I can’t understand why anyone would do such a thing in a context like that.”
De Blasio added it was also disrespectful to the people of New York.
The head of the rank-and-file police union, which is negotiating a contract with the city, turned his back on the mayor at a hospital the day of the killings. The act was imitated by hundreds of officers standing last week outside Ramos’ funeral who turned their backs toward a giant TV screen as de Blasio’s remarks were being broadcast.
de Blasio has hit a new obstacle as he tries to improve his relationship with the NYPD.
As CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, law enforcement wants to know why the mayor reinstated Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson, after she released a suspect accused of threatening the department.
Law enforcement representatives on Thursday said the first chance Mayor de Blasio got to show real support for rank-and-file officers, he instead threw salt on the wound.
“I think the mayor had an opportunity to begin the process of mending these fences, and he blew it,” said Dennis Quirk, president of the New York State Court Officers Association.
Quirk was among other law enforcement officials who were livid that de Blasio reappointed Johnson. She freed without bail two men who allegedly threatened officers just days after Ramos and Liu were killed.
“I was stunned,” Quirk said. “If he didn’t reappoint this judge, it would have shown those police officers on the street and the union leaders that the mayor was beginning an attempt to mend those fences,” Quirk said.
Black teens in Oklahoma murder white Australian jogger for sport
A Hispanic guy shot a black teenager in self-defense, and it was proof that America hasn’t gotten any better since Emmett Till was murdered. Whereas the following story, which is literally an international incident, has no significance beyond the individuals involved.
It’s not useful to Al Sharpton and Barack Obama.
Here’s Chris Lane:
Nobody would ever mistake him for Obama’s son.
“They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,'” – Police Chief Danny Ford
CNN Headline is JUST because without one word about it was a Black on White Crime!