I am confused, does the Obama administration think we should have an Internet ID or not:
A couple of years ago, the left was up in arms about the "unwarranted wiretapping", which all records seem to indicate only occurred to very few targeted individuals on international calls. Yet, the left seems to defend the current much more extreme abuses by alluding to past abuses and saying that they are not much different:
It appears that we have won this battle. I thank everyone for their efforts in contacting their congressmen; it did make a difference! That makes two victories this week along with blocking the omnibus spending bill. But we must remain constantly vigilant as it is clear that our values will constantly be under attack. Hopefully with the new Congress we will be able to block any further erosion of our rights and in 2013 begin the process of restoring rights (after we throw out the career politicians from both parties).
Not surprisingly, Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility was unable to achieve any consensus. One of our local congressmen, Frank Wolf (VA-10), has been promoting such a commission for years (i.e., the SAFE Commission), but then rejected it once Obama decided to support the idea. And now that the commission has issued its report, he is once again silent on the topic.
As if the body scanners at the airports are not enough of a violation of our Constitutional rights, the government now wants to deploy them to trains, boats, mass transit, and government buildings. How long before they would also be deployed at other locations where metal detectors are now used, such as sporting events and amusement parks? We must stop this violation of our Fourth Amendment Rights now.
The Federal Reserve is in the process of pumping an additional $600 billion into the economy, but even with that drastic step, they are revising growth estimates for 2011 downwards to 3 to 3.6 percent.
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You may be wondering why gold topped $1340 today. Among other reasons is the fact that the Fed seems determined to devalue the dollar even more through "qualitative easing" - a neat way of saying printing more money.
The U.S. Federal Reserve should do "much more" monetary easing to spur a sluggish economic recovery, a top Fed official said in an interview published Tuesday.
How much more?
So the Republicans have released their Pledge to America. While the document was clearly written as an attempt to appeal to the Tea Party crowd, it falls well short of the Tea Party requests and actually looks more like a return to the policies that have led to a $13.5 trillion debt and rising.
The pledge starts with a lot of great rhetoric:
There has been a number of stories lately that address the issue of free speech. Many of these stories should cause people to wake up and realize that our First Amendment is under attack.