US congressional committee yesterday could have far-ranging implications for US policy in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Now faced with another “genocide” resolution in Washington, Turkey appears to have returned to the same strategy it has used in previous years, one that is informed by more than simply political concerns.

“Turkey will certainly feel impelled to take retaliatory action against the US, which will take the form of noncooperation in terms of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and possibly leading to restrictions on the use of strategic assets like the Incirlik air base – areas where there is important cooperation,” says Sinan Ülgen, chairman of the Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), an Istanbul think tank. SOURCE

With Obama saying that he could bring the Middle East Countries closer together with America we get this type non-sense coming from the White House and the Democrat control congress! Obama is over his head in Foreign Policy! He has no experience!

‘The Chicago Way’ Comes to Washington

Chicago Way’ Comes to Washington

Has anyone noticed the amount of beatdowns going on lately?

The Obama administration is on the front page of The Washington Post in an unprecedented beatdown: An “anonymous” administration official (classy) threw Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds directly under the bus, basically blaming him for the poor campaign in Virginia, to shield Obama in case of a loss.

And that’s just the latest one today. It’s been relentless this week. It is the Chicago way. If you don’t know what that is, let me show you with a scene from “The Untouchables”:

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Good job Glenn on giving us the low downs on what going on within the Obama White House. The American people are starting to see for themselves that Obama is looking more and more like a dictator. He and his radical Czars along with his staff is taking over everything in America starting with our biggest banks and GMC, now health care plus yes attacking Fox News. What company will he attack next…..Boeing Aircraft?

States are raising taxes despite the ‘stimulus’ , It isn’t just high earners who get smacked

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A free fall in tax revenue is driving more state lawmakers to turn to broad-based tax increases in a bid to close widening budget gaps.

At least 10 states are considering some kind of major increase in sales or income taxes: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. California and New York lawmakers already have agreed on multibillion-dollar tax increases that went into effect earlier this year.

Fiscal experts say more states are likely to try to raise tax revenue in coming months, especially once they tally the latest shortfalls from April 15 income-tax filings, often the biggest single source of funds for the 43 states that levy them. Read More

The Tax Capital of the World

States are raising taxes despite the ‘stimulus’; New York is No. 1.

Oh, and it isn’t just high earners who get smacked. The new budget raises another $2 billion or so on top of the $4 billion in income taxes with some 100 new taxes, fees, fines, surcharges and penalties to be paid by all New York residents. There are new charges for cell phone usage, fishing permits, health insurance (the “sick tax”), electric bills, and on bottled water, cigars, beer and wine. A New York Post analysis found that a typical family of four with an income below $100,000 would pay more than $800 a year in higher taxes and fees.

One explicit argument for the $787 billion “stimulus” bill was to help states avoid these tax increases that even Keynesians understand are contractionary. Instead, the state politicians are pocketing the federal cash to maintain spending, and raising taxes anyway. Just another spend-and-tax bait and switch.

This is advertised as a plan of “shared sacrifice,” but the group that is most responsible for New York’s budget woes, the all-powerful public employee unions, somehow walk out of this with a 3% pay increase. The state is receiving an estimated $10 billion in federal stimulus money, and Democrats are spending every cent while raising the state budget by 9%. Then they insist with a straight face that taxes are the only way to close the budget deficit. Keep Reading….

Do you think the economy is getting any better people? If you do then you better think again! Do you think that only people with incomes over $200,000.00 will be paying these taxes? Again if you do then you better think again! You have been taken to the cleaners by Obama!

LINKS:

(1) Ron Howard: Happy Days are (almost) here again

(2) Video: The BO Tax and Spend Rap

(3) Countdown to Tax Day Tea Party: The view from Asheville, NC