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Once again, we see America supporting the “dirty end” of the political stick. We are (or soon will be) supplying money and weapons to the “al-Queda” Islamists in Syria (the Islamic state of Iraq, the Levant, Ahrar al-Sham to name a few of these crazies who practice cannibalism, beheadings and the like). Now we are to climb in bed with Neo-Nazi’s in Ukraine (Svoboda, Patriots of Ukraine, Spilna Sprava, Afgantsy and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army to name just a few).
I have written before about Obama appointing 33 czars, to act as central planners. Central planners are required in communist countries, because the government needs to direct policy for all businesses. When we move from capitalism to communism you need to be aware of the differences. In capitalism all businesses work to make their business efficient, so they can compete in the market. In communism the effort is to be inefficient, so they can hire a lot of workers. Obama is going to direct his czars to audit each company, then set their workers salaries (usually 30-50 percent lower). The czars will then require each company to hire 30-50 percent more workers than needed. This will make each company much more inefficient, but because there is no competition it doesn’t matter how efficient you are.
Editor's note: Due to a recent reprinting of the DV track and predictions of heavy rain tomorrow, the 5K for brain tumor research has been postponed until March 23.
I found out Feb. 11 that since April 2013, Medicare granted itself a 2 percent discount from doctors and medical providers with a contract with Medicare. They then sent AARP United Healthcare a form with the full payment so my supplemental insurance also did not pay the 2 percent. Meanwhile, the discrepancy had a note that local state and federal law required an adjustment.
February is designated as “Black History Month” and celebrates a population of individuals that share a unique and important heritage. History has not always been kind to African Americans and, as with other minority groups, has left out important contributions by its members.
Desert Vista High School will be hosting its “Make a Wish” Spring Dance Clinic.
I just got through reading another rant about income inequality from the extreme left (Robert Reich).
About 10 years ago I had my Ahwatukee Foothills News delivery suspended because I was tired of Ms. Turley-Hansen’s religious ranting. Everyone has a right to go with their faith whatever that might be. But her columns are predictable and boring. No one cares about other’s religious preferences.
After decades of discussing immigration reform, we have passed nothing that changes the broken system. There was a lot of talk for the past few months that both the Senate and the House had bills ready for presentation; however, the deal is off.
The acronym “PILT” is more than just an odd abbreviation. PILT stands for Payment In Lieu of Taxes, a program created by Congress in 1976. Simply put, PILT provides federal funding to counties that host large tracts of non-taxable federal land, reimbursing the counties for services required on those lands and making it possible for county governments to provide police and fire protection, road maintenance and necessary health care services.
Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema announced that three new staff members will join her team, working in the District Office in Phoenix. The new staff members are: Dana Marie Kennedy, senior district advisor and casework director; Janey Pearl, communications director and Angela Schultz, senior caseworker.
I read the guest commentary that you published “Gullible public believes big lies” (AFN, Jan. 17) and was particularly interested in the section of it where the author rebutted the claim of “death panels” by referring to a section of the ACA that addresses such things.
The NSA surveillance has caused quite a stir. When we have a president that has been shown to be an American hater we have to be careful with how much information he has. When I say hater, I know that Obama lovers think that the conservatives are manufacturing lies to fit their agenda.
Learn if you qualify for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace at a number of free information fairs at Valley hospitals. Individuals will see a presentation on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and learn about new health care options.
Billy Hardiman, a junior at Horizon Community Learning Center in Ahwatukee, has been making a name for himself in the field of photography, working as a part-time photo journalist for the Wrangler News.
Political propagandists’ lies have expanded to a gargantuan scale. Even more alarming is those lies’ success in duping the gullible public.
You were patient with the government’s kooky website, and now you have your health insurance card. That’s good, since your family is expecting a new baby.
It has taken us about five years to understand the clever, malicious, malevolent, mendacious, subversive plan to overthrow our federal republic and replace it with an imperial dictatorial socialist government. A government run by “progressive” Democrats and Republicans in name only. A government which ignores our Constitution.
The latest egregious error in Don Crook’s letter printed on Dec. 29, 2013 (“A comment on the Snowden disclosures,” AFN) says, “Wayne had attended Columbia University and was in the same class as Obama, given by Cloward and Piven...” There is a tiny problem with this claim when you check the New York Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/05/fashion/05nite.html?_r=2&). It says: “Neither one knew their famous Columbia classmate, Barack Obama. “I’ve not only not met him,” Mr. Root said, “I’ve not met anybody who met him.” This is clearly impossible for someone in the same class.
Two of our nation’s most vital means for providing food security in the fight against hunger are the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and food banks. SNAP serves 47 million people and food banks provide food to 37 million Americans.
Many people think that our economy is coasting along with solid growth, but what is happening is that we have an artificial economy, which is dependent upon financial stimulus from the government. The present administration has been spending about 40 percent more money than the government collects. This is not a sustainable course. We cannot keep this up, just as you cannot keep going into debt forever.
When Snowden made his disclosure charging NSA with spying on all Americans he was dismissed as an unpatriotic American, but his evidence was unquestioned. When a government spies on its citizens it can use this information against its political enemies to destroy them. I have no proof that Obama used any of this information collected to destroy one of his critics, but here is what happened to Wayne Allyn Root: On the internet he wrote an article titled “Classmate of Obama speaks”.
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President Barack Obama waves goodbye to the onlookers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Tuesday August, 6, 2013.