At a recent town hall meeting Obama told a family making $36,000 that they did not have their priorities right when they said they could not afford a $315/month bill for Obamacare. This townhall was with Spanish language media and was aimed at Latinos.
if you looked at their cable bill, their telephone, their cell phone bill, other things they’re spending on, it may turn out that, it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care.
Remember when he said the ACA would cost Americans less than the average cell phone bill?
Finally an honest to goodness breakdown on charitable giving based on Red vs. Blue. Conservatives earn less and give more. Liberals only want to spend other peoples money.
– Although liberal families’ incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative-headed households give, on average, 30 percent more to charity than the average liberal-headed household ($1,600 per year vs. $1,227).
You can find more interesting breakdowns on this study here.
Gov. Haslam has signed the bill (SB 1701) that would make guns locked in the trunks of cars legal in that state. The bill was fought by several large corporations including FedEx. This is one more victory for the 2nd Amendment and the fight to keep our country free.
The following is a list of companies for one reason or another have chosen not to defend your rights and in some cases attack it.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
December 2012 shortly after the Sandy Hook massacre, the sporting goods outlet pulled all modern sporting rifles from their shelves. They also cancelled the orders of everyone who had purchased the same weapons and issued them gift cards instead.
Following the Newtown shooting spree, Dick’s Sporting Goods changed their policy and stopped selling AR-pattern and other semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles, even the guns they had already sold.
If there’s a silver lining for all the people who were eagerly waiting for that Troy Carbine and were vastly dissappointed, it’s that Dick’s isn’t doing so well in the financial department.
At a time where the only thing a company has to do to sell firearms, ammo and accessories is to unlock their doors, Dick’s sales have flat-lined. In fact, their sales dropped 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 2011.
The customers who bought the black Friday special carbine were issued gift cards. If I were one of them I would sue for my cash back. This was not a stocking issue, this was a purely political motivated descision. I have not and will not set foot in a Dick’s store again.
See the article Bad Company for a list of companies who fight against your rights.
The law already requires licensed gun dealers to run background checks, and over the last 14 years that’s kept 1.5 million of the wrong people from getting their hands on a gun. But it’s hard to enforce that law when as many as 40 percent of all gun purchases are conducted without a background check. That’s not safe. That’s not smart. It’s not fair to responsible gun buyers or sellers.
This was parroted by news outlets and organizations all across the country and by Vice President Biden on January 17 to the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Now let’s look at where this figure comes from.
The White House says the figure comes from a 1997 Institute of Justice report, written by Philip Cook of Duke University and Jens Ludwig of the University of Chicago. This study is based on data collected from a survey in 1994, just the Brady law requirements for background checks was coming into effect. (In fact, the questions concerned purchases in 1993 and 1994, while Brady law went into effect in early 1994.) In other words, this is a really old figure.
The data is available for researchers to explore at the Interuniversity consortium on political and social research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. Digging deeper, we find that the survey sample was just 251 people. (The survey was done by telephone, using a random-digit-dial method, with a response rate of 50 percent.) With this sample size, the 95 percent confidence interval will be plus or minus 6 percentage points.
So the data is older than the NICS check system. The question was “did you buy a gun from a licensed gun dealer?”. Why are they using this figure to show the percentage of background checks today. It would be like going to 1930 and asking people if they bought their car from a dealer or individual then using that to show the percentage that wore seat belts. Seat belts were not even offered in cars in America until 1949.
The 95% confidence interval was +/- 6 points so the number could have just as easily been rounded down to 30% as it was up to 40. The lasted estimate published for the number of guns bought at gun shows was 3.9%. Let us just go by liberal logic for a second. If the same numbers hold true today as they did in 1993-1994 when the survey was conducted then the actual number of guns that are sold with no background check is 1.17 to 1.56 percent, not 40 percent. Add on top of that, some states have mandatory background checks at gun shows already. This would lower the figure. Take into account that many of these are people buying guns for their spouses, children or other family members and the figure gets even lower.
Now why are they trying to close the non-existent “gun show loophole”. How would it even work? How would they even know if you had sold your personal property without tracking the guns themselves. That’s right, the whole point of the universal background check system is gun registration. So you can believe Obama or not when he said he would not be coming for your guns.
The FairTax is a national sales tax that treats every person equally and
allows American businesses to thrive, while generating the same tax revenue
as the current four-million-word-plus word tax code.
These people, the FBI says, do not believe they have to answer to any government authority and can cause a number of problems for law enforcement authorities.
But according to Trowbridge’s letter, Kluczynski went much further, including “those who believe America was founded on godly principles, Christians who take the Bible literally, and ‘fundamentalists’.”
The article further went on to say
Trowbridge said that according to Kluczynski, these individuals and groups are “dangerous” because they are “angry over the election of a black president.”
When an attendee suggested the economy was probably more to blame, Kluczynski “intimated that those who are not going along with the changes in America will need to be controlled by law enforcement,” Trowbridge added.
Here is an interesting interactive map showing your states freedoms. Categories include economic, personal, regulatory, tax burden, education and many others. It is very interesting and if you are considering moving for a job you should check it out. There certainly are a couple of states I would never move to like CA and never even drive through (NJ).