Vote Tally Count Senate Obamacare Repeal

The Senate on Wednesday voted against repealing the health-care overhaul but approved a measure eliminating a tax requirement that had irked small businesses.

In a debate reshaped by this week’s court strike against the law, the Senate voted 51-47 against repeal. All of the chamber’s Democrats who were present and one independent who caucuses with them voted against it, and every Republican voted for it. The measure, which Republicans tacked on to an unrelated aviation bill, had been expected to fail.

Wednesday’s voting produced a small change to the health law, though. The Senate voted 81-17 to remove a piece of the law that calls for businesses to file a 1099 tax form when they pay a vendor more than $600 in a year. Link 1099 tax form repeal vote count for the 81-17 vote: Senate Vote Here

WSJ

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress – 1st Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary Click on Blue for individual votes at bottom

Question: On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: McConnell Amdt. No. 13 )
Vote Number: 9 Vote Date: February 2, 2011, 06:05 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Motion Rejected
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 13 to S. 223 (FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act)
Statement of Purpose: To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Vote Counts: YEAs 47
  NAYs 51
  Not Voting 2
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State


Radical Muslim Cleric smuggled into U.S. Through Mexico

When is enough going to be enough?

I just could not resist snagging this one..after a post we just did,…guess who just came through…  Recall Janet’s comment: Those who say border is out of control are trying to score political points

Speaking at the University of Texas at El Paso, Napolitano hailed the administration’s Southwest Border Initiative for strengthening the border “in a way that many would not have thought possible.”Yes, Janet, so true.

She also described in detail the administration’s “smart and effective approach” to enforcing immigration laws throughout the country.

A radical Muslim cleric banned from two different countries snuck into the United States through Mexico, affirming several reports that Middle Eastern terrorists regularly enter the country through the porous southern border.

The Tunisian imam (Said Jaziri), who has an international criminal past, paid $5,000 to get smuggled across the border near San Diego, according to a local newspaper that says it all went down just a few weeks ago. Jaziri only got caught because firefighters in the area tipped off the U.S. Border Patrol after they saw him and a Mexican man get into a car trunk in a renowned smuggling pickup area.

Incredibly, a growing number of Islamic extremists like Jaziri are slipping into theU.S. through Mexico. Just a few months ago a veteran federal agent announced that The U.S. Border Patrol has captured thousands of people who have been classified as OTM (Other Than Mexican) along the 2,000-mile southern border and many are from terrorist nations like Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and Afghanistan. The feds call them SIAs (Special Interest Aliens) and the government doesn’t want Americans to know about them.

This has been going on for some time. In fact, in 2007 the top Homeland Security official in Texas confirmed that terrorists with ties to Hezbollah, Hamas and Al Qaeda had been arrested crossing into the state through the Mexican border. A few years ago the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) revealed details of how Islamic terrorists and violent Mexican drug gangs have long teamed up to successfully penetrate the U.S. as well as finance terror networks in the Middle East. Full Story: Judicial Watch

H/T: Commie Blaster

Who all is involved in the Egyptian uprising?

Some thoughts on Where was/is our State Department in all of this– What is the U.S. role in organizing youth throughout the world? Is this something that will bring about positive change by destabilizing countries in the name of hoping to achieve democratic principles? Are we meddling where we should not be? Are we doing the same thing with the Unions thoughout the world? What will be the end game? As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for.

From The Nation: Who is behind Egypt’s revolt?

….according to one account the April 6 group has more than 80,000 members on Facebook. The two groups, which work together, are nearly entirely secular, pro-labor and support the overthrow of Mubarak and the creation of a democratic republic.

The April 6 movement wasn’t unknown to the United States and its embassy, we know from Wikileaks. In December, 2008, US Ambassador Margaret Scobey reported that the embassy was well aware the Egyptian dissidents, including April 6, had spoken of a plan to organize together to topple Mubarak, noting that “several opposition forces” had “agreed to support an unwritten plan for a transition to a parliamentary democracy, involving a weakened presidency and an empowered prime minister and parliament, before the scheduled 2011 presidential elections.” Scobey wrote that the details were “so sensitive it cannot be written down,” though she called it “highly unrealistic,” she helped arrange for some activists to attend a youth meeting in New York from December 3–5, 2008, called the “Alliance of Youth Movements Summit,” organized by the State Department. A representative of April 6, presumably Maher, visited Washington and met with thinktanks and officials on Capitol Hill. Read more at The Nation

Mexico City 2009 Summit

Due to the success of the original AYM Summit, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, organised a second AYM summit to be held in Mexico City the following year.[6]

Clinton gave her support in Mexico City just six months prior to the Summit: “Young people around the world are poised to lead this kind of innovative citizen empowerment, which is why the United States is supporting a summit here in Mexico of Alliance of Youth Movements, to connect up young people working to end to end violence throughout Latin America, whether it’s domestic violence or dating violence or lawlessness in the streets of your community, we must all take a stand against violence. And this is a new tool that will help.”[7]

However, the main goal of this conference was to encourage the use of Social Networking to “Effect Change”, with particular emphasis put on Twitter, Facebook and viral video websites such as Howcast. [8]

From: powerbase

Here is what happened at theAlliance of Youth Movements meeting.

These discussions contributed to the construction of Creating Grassroots Movements for Change: A Field Manual and the launch of a new organization, The Alliance of Youth Movements whose intentions was to work to help other organizations use online technology to advance their causes.

“Participants in the summit will discuss a variety of practical topics, including politics, resisting violence, and technology; sustainability and long-term planning; and the use of viral video in social movements. The sessions will be streamed live during the conference through news sources and other Web sites.

To learn more about how to get involved in the 2009 Alliance of Youth Movements Summit in Mexico City, or to watch it live, visit”  http://youthmovements.howcast.com/ 
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2009/oct/130503.htm

John Huntsman and the Virtues of Cap & Trade

Where in the world are we finding these candidates for 2012? Surely, there must be others than what has been bandied about? Looking, looking. Let us end quickly Mr. Huntsman perceived notion that he can be a presidential candidate

If former Utah governor Jon Huntsman truly resigned his post as ambassador to China to seek the GOP presidential nomination, as rumored, I think perhaps he should have given it just a little more thought:

H/T:Vernum Serum

And it gets better: over here at Hot Air

On Obama’s $787 billion stimulus: It’s easy to criticize the bill and if you don’t like it, you don’t have to take the money. It’s pretty simple.

I guess in hindsight we can all say that there were some fundamental flaws with it. It probably wasn’t large enough and, number two, there probably wasn’t enough stimulus effect. For example, a payroll tax exemption or maybe even a cut in the corporate tax…for small and medium-sized businesses for three years, for example

And then we have Newt Gingrich with Nancy Pelosi on Global Warming….

FDA: Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge is not safe to eat

Headline of the day!
 
Talk about a marketing strategy!
Talk about appeal! Who would have thought that we had imports from Pakistan with this creative talent?
 
The U.S. Government says candy imported from Pakistan called Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge is not safe to eat. Who would have guessed?

The candies were manufactured in Pakistan. Indianapolis-based Candy Dynamics said it would stop selling all Nuclear Sludge candy in the U.S. The candy is wrapped in bright yellow caution-like tape, and the company’s website features the screech of a blaring warning horn. The bars were distributed in stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“Our product’s tongue-in-cheek brand name in no way reflects the vigilant approach the company takes toward product integrity,” the company said in a statement.

“Nuclear Sludge did have a fan base, but our other products have been more popular,” said Laura King, Candy Dynamic’s Vice President

The Food and Drug Administration announced the U.S. distributor of Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars is recalling the candy because of lead contamination. No one has been sickened, but the FDA said elevated lead content could be harmful to small children, infants and pregnant women. Star Advertiser

Napolitano: Those Who Say Border Is Out of Control Are Trying to Score Political Points

Janet is really getting to be a scary lady these days. Does she really believe what she says? And she is in charge of Homeland Security? Wow.. let her words speak for herself.

Speaking at the University of Texas at El Paso, Napolitano hailed the administration’s Southwest Border Initiative for strengthening the border “in a way that many would not have thought possible.”Yes, Janet, so true.

She also described in detail the administration’s “smart and effective approach” to enforcing immigration laws throughout the country.

Napolitano’s comments follow criticism from Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who was named Sheriff of the Year last week by the National Sheriff’s Association.

In a telephone interview with CNSNews.com on Friday, Babeu saidNapolitano – with her upbeat assessments of border security – is “divorced from reality.” Now that was a kind statement.

“Why does she keep trying to convince us through argument that everything is just fine to the point that she’s trying to hypnotize us into believing this crap?” Babeu asked.

In honoring Babeau, the National Sheriffs’ Association noted that he has earned both statewide and national attention for his strong stance against illegal immigration. (See story)

Final thoughts from Janet:

“So today I say to the cartels: Don’t even think about bringing your violence and tactics across this border. You will be met by an overwhelming response. And we’re going to continue to work with our partners in Mexico to dismantle and defeat you.”

CNS News


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