A little over 16 and a half months to the next presidential election, Nov. 6, 2012, and where are we? While we were being deluged with countless jokes and Congressman Weiner’s odd habits on Twitter, and pummeled with the latest footage of the Casey Anthony murder trial, John Morton, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, issued a memo that essentially enacts the DREAM Act, earlier rejected by the Congress.
Obama Executive Order 13575, just issued, sets up “Rural Councils.” As Ronald Reagan said, “The most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’” Almost a year ago on June 22, a Florida judge ruled the president’s six-month deep-water drilling moratorium unconstitutional. Federal agency worst-case oil spill scenarios delay permitting. Cost in federal revenue, jobs and gas prices?? Fuhgetaboutit!!
Another Florida federal judge ruled in January in favor of 26 state attorneys general, saying, “Because the individual mandate [in ObamaCare] is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void.” The law will “proceed apace,” say senior administration officials.
This is a lawless administration. It jammed O-care down our throats, packed with goodies for special interests like the American Hospital Association (AHA). AHA is pleased that physician-owned hospitals will be prohibited from expanding, and no new ones may be built. A ban on expansion of existing physician-owned hospitals (POH) will depress employment, construction, and commerce. Consumer Reports rates POH as the No. 1 hospitals in 19 states.
It is 16 and a half months before the election. The time to pay attention is NOW. You missed an excellent meeting of the Northern IL Tea Party June 23. Keep abreast of what’s going on by e-mail, if you can’t go out. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us, (815) 277-1144.
Coordinator, Northern IL Tea Party
From the July 6-12, 2011, issue