Tag Archive: Facts


7 Blockbuster Obamacare Charts That The White House Doesn’t Want America To See

 

 

” Remember all those promises that were made to sell Obamacare? Like lowering premiums for a family of 4 by $2,500 a year, allowing people to keep their plans and their doctors, not adding a dime to the deficit, and all of that?

  Well, let’s just see how much of a striking success”Obamacare” is based on the numbers so far. The Heritage Foundation created these charts based on the HHS’ own numbers, the CBO’s, and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s.”

 

 

1.Young People’s Premiums are Jacked Up

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” If you’re a young person, you’re pretty much screwed. Not only will you be paying higher premiums to subsidize your elders, you will be paying more taxes over your lifetime to pay back the loans we’re accruing just to pay for this boondoggle. You’re welcome, right?”

 

 

 

      Here’s one more sample for the reader and make note of the one time dip in the rate of the tax increases this year . The cynic in us can’t help but make note of the fact that this solitary dip coincides with some very important congressional elections , mere happenstance ? We think not .

 

 

 

3. New Taxes for Everybody!

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” Speaking of taxes, check out these bad boys. Not just one, but 18 new taxes lumped into one giant bill that should be called “Obamatax.” Hey, it’s not a tax! Oh yeah, well, now it is.”

 

 

 

See the whole thing at IJR

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Minimum Wage Debate

 

 

Facts About Minimum Wage Hikes

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” President Obama has made raising the minimum wage a centerpiece of his campaign against “income inequality.” In his most recent State of the Union Address, he called for raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over the next 3 years. He also announced plans to unilaterally increase the minimum wage for federal contractors. Meanwhile, numerous governors are also pushing to increase their state minimum as well.

Over the last several years, Cato scholars have written extensively on the pitfalls of raising the minimum wage.”

 

 

More at Cato.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Fascinating Facts About Ravens

 

 

 

” Edgar Allan Poe knew what he was doing when he used the raven instead of some other bird to croak out “nevermore” in his famous poem. The raven has long been associated with death and dark omens, but the real bird is somewhat of a mystery. Unlike its smaller cousin the crow, not a lot has been written about this remarkable bird. Here are 10 fascinating facts about ravens.

1. RAVENS ARE ONE OF THE SMARTEST ANIMALS.

When it comes to intelligence, these birds rate up there with chimpanzees and dolphins. In one logic test, the raven had to get a hanging piece of food by pulling up a bit of the string, anchoring it with its claw, and repeating until the food was in reach. Many ravens got the food on the first try, some within 30 seconds. In the wild, ravens have pushed rocks on people to keep them from climbing to their nests, stolen fish by pulling a fishermen’s line out of ice holes, and played dead beside a beaver carcass to scare other ravens away from a delicious feast.

If a raven knows another raven is watching it hide its food, it will pretend to put the food in one place while really hiding it in another. Since the other ravens are smart too, this only works sometimes.”

 

Learn more at MentalFloss

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Lives of the Boston Bombers: What We Do and Don’t Know

 

 

 

 

” After a nation watched in suspense as events unfolded this week surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing manhunt for the suspects, we now await the details in our quest to understand “why.”

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed Friday in a confrontation with police in the early morning hours. Younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fled, prompting a manhunt that finally ended Saturday after “suspect #2” was found injured and hiding in a boat behind a residence in Watertown, Massachusetts.  Dzhokhar remains in a hospital while the nation awaits what is expected to be an arrest.

The week proved to be a difficult one for collecting information, as coverage was frequently erroneous, a problem only exacerbated by the viral nature of social media.  What remains in the wake of that coverage is a sea of assorted facts and fictionsmistaken identitiesmisquotes and bad news decisions, and even the remnants of hoaxes.

In trying to parse through to the facts, what do we know about the suspected Boston bombers?”

 

Read the whole comprehensive , well researched  post .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Myths About the Revolutionary War Everyone Believes

 

 

” Since fictional superheroes usually get cool origin stories, it makes sense that an actual global superpower needs to have one. Luckily for the United States, the Revolutionary War was precisely such a tale. Bloody, heroic, and seasoned with all kinds of awesome, the entire eight-year period was dripping with fantastic stories and scrappy underdog moments.

Or was it?

#3. The Americans Won the War With Frontier Savvy and Guerrilla Tactics

The Myth

Colonists were guerrilla fighters extraordinaire. They made a huge difference in the war outcome with constant raids, skirmishes, and ambushes, essentially going Home Alone on the British forces left and right.

It makes such an awful lot of sense: In the blue corner, we have a bunch of determined colonists who were on their home turf, lightly armed, and relatively inconspicuously clothed. In the red corner: tightly organized regiments of scarlet-clad soldiers with stiff upper lips, marching in lockstep through the forest like live Duck Hunt targets. Of course the Colonial forces took the opportunity to employ the kind of guerrilla tactics that wouldn’t be seen until, well, two centuries later.

 

The Reality

As enticing as the image of clever American guerrillas winning the war by hiding behind trees and shooting British troops who are standing in formation in open fields is, it couldn’t be further from the truth. While guerrilla tactics did play a plucky part in the proceedings, they were always a condiment rather than the meat. Ordinary pitched battles decided the outcome of the war.

Which was smart, because the Patriots never actually had the advantage when it came to guerrilla-ing. British troops had at least as much guerrilla chops as the Colonies, as pretty much all significant Native American tribes had sided with the Redcoats — even the guy who literally wrote the book on being an Army Ranger fought for the British.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dereliction: A Constant Stream of Media Misinformation in Conn. Shooting

 

 

 

 

” The Old Media establishment has done a disservice to an American public heartbroken over the murders at a Connecticut grade school by reporting untrue “facts” over and over again and by using emotionally tinged phrases that do not relay fact but instead push an agenda.

Here are just a few of the badly garbled “facts” in this story that the media rushed to “report” before any truth was put to them.

 

Of course, the very first major mix up was the shooter’s name.

 

Also from the beginning, the murderer was reported as having strode through the school with a .223-caliber rifle, often referred to by the media here as an “assault weapon.”

 

Lanza is also being said to have been wearing “combat gear.” What does this even mean?

 

Some reporters are calling the killer’s mother an “avid gun collector.” There is no basis for this label.

 

There’s Lot’s More At The Link . Read It All .

 

 

 

… THE ONLY THING THAT REMAINS IS TO DISCLOSE THEM

Video at the link 

 

” In an interview with Fox News, which you can see below, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey lays out with great clarity the case that the Obama administration has been incompetent and dishonest when it comes to the Benghazi attack. This is true, he says, of the lead-up to the events of September 11 (when protection was denied the consulate in spite of previous attacks against the Brits and the Red Cross), the events themselves (when our people were told to stand down), and the aftermath (when the White House tried to push a “cock-and-bull” story about the video).

“New evidence shows there were security threats in Libya in the months prior to the deadly September 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Despite these threats, the State Department left its personnel there to fend for themselves”

HT/Heritage.org

The Obama You Don’t Know … But Need To

  The Washington Examiner offers up a very informative refutation  to the myths and fables that constitute the (media propagated ) Obama legend .

  Well worth your time if you are interested in facts not fiction .

  ” Few if any of his predecessors took the oath of office with higher public hopes for his success than President Obama on Jan. 20, 2009. Millions of Americans hailed his election as an end to partisanship, a renewal of the spirit of compromise and a reinvigoration of
the nation’s highest ideals at home and abroad.

  Above all, as America’s first black chief executive, Obama symbolized the healing of long-festering wounds that were the terrible
national legacy of slavery, the
Reconstruction Era and Jim Crow.

  We would be, finally, one nation.
But after nearly four years in office, Obama has become a sharply polarizing figure. His admirers believe he deserves a special
place alongside Wilson, the Roosevelts and LBJ as one of the architects of benevolent government.

  His critics believe he is trying to remake America in the image of Europe’s social democracies, replacing America’s ethos of
independence and individual enterprise with a welfare state inflamed by class divisions. “

The facts about Ronald Reagan and tax hikes .

Ronald Reagan may have presided over the most significant tax reform effort in our nation’s
history, yet historical revisionists are attempting to besmirch that legacy — while using him as a
straw man against modern Republicans .
 
  Saying Ronald Reagan raised taxes is like saying Michael Jordan was a guy who struck out a lot — or that he was a failed baseball player: It’s
factually correct, but misleading, nonetheless.
  
    I’ve decided to examine Reagan’s tax cuts and tax increases in order to set the record straight and end this tomfoolery. “

  This American Thinker piece should have the progressives groaning .

”  I am a thinking, educated, intelligent, independent voter.           
   I am fanatical in my support for the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

   I believe that there is only one phrase that might be slightly more important than “We the People
of the United States …”. That phrase would be “In the Beginning the Lord said ‘Let there be
light’…”

   But the most significant thing that makes Barack Obama view me as his worst nightmare is simply this: I tell the truth about him. I don’t
need to lie. I don’t need to “create” a narrative. What he has done all by himself is so appalling that any need for embellishment is stillborn. “

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