GOP lawmaker files “Prevention of Executive Amnesty Act of 2015”
House Republican files first plan to defund Obama immigration actionImage Credits: CBP.gov

by Byron York | Washington Examiner | January 7, 2015


There’s been a lot of talk in Republican circles about Congress’s authority to stop President Obama’s unilateral executive action on immigration. Now, a GOP lawmaker has actually filed a bill to do it.

The lawmaker is Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, who on Tuesday, the first day of the new session of Congress, introduced a bill called the “Prevention of Executive Amnesty Act of 2015.”

It’s a short, simple measure — just three pages. It is intended to apply to the coming appropriation for the Department of Homeland Security, which Congress funded only until the end of February in anticipation of a move to stop the Obama immigration edict.

Roby’s bill is essentially a “none of the funds” clause, that is, it forbids the executive branch from spending money for a particular purpose. Instead of defunding the Department of Homeland Security as a whole, or any office within the department, the bill specifies that none of the funds available to DHS may be used to enforce two recent directives. The first is a November 20, 2014 memo from DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson outlining new policies for the “apprehension, detention, and removal of undocumented immigrants.” The second is a pair of presidential memos issued November 21, 2014, “Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees” and “Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century.”

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A man fills up for under $3 a gallon in Salisbury, CT on Jan. 1, 2015.

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A man fills up for under $3 a gallon in Salisbury, CT on Jan. 1, 2015.

When prominent members of both political parties talk about the possibility of taxing fossil fuels – you know something serious has shifted in U.S. politics.

On Monday morning, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, a largely pro-business Democrat, published a column in The Washington Post calling for the imposition of a carbon tax.

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“The case for carbon taxes has long been compelling,” Summers wrote. “With the recent steep fall in oil prices and associated declines in other energy prices, it has become overwhelming. There is room for debate about the size of the tax and about how the proceeds should be deployed. But there should be no doubt that, given the current zero tax rate on carbon, increased taxation would be desirable.”

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Summers’ call for a carbon tax came just a day after prominent Republicans discussed the possibility of an increase in the federal gas tax to shore up the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which will run out of money this May.

The tax has been at 18.4 cents per gallon, without being adjusted for inflation, for more than 20 years. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) has advocated raising that tax to match inflation by 12 cents over two years as a means of creating a dedicated source of funding – a sort of user fee – for the federal highway system. Appearing with Corker on Fox News Sunday, Sen. John Thune (R-SD), who will chair the Commerce Committee in the new Senate, said he couldn’t rule out the possibility of raising the tax.

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“I don’t think we take anything off the table at this point,” Thune said. “I think it’s important to recognize we have a problem and issue that we need a solution for and we need to look at all the possible ways [to] address the problem.”

Corker’s proposed gas tax is less far-reaching than Summers’ proposal, which presumably would hit all emitters of carbon, from cars to factories. Yet the fact that both sides are even considering a move is notable.

<p>Fight to fund infrastructure: Corker</p> <p>Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) supports a bill to raise the federal gas tax as a way to solve the country's long-term infrastructure problems. </p>

Summers’ argument for a broader tax is largely economic. “That which is not paid for is overused,” he writes. This applies to energy in the U.S. because the use of fossil fuels creates what economists call “externalized costs.” When a driver burns a gallon of gas in his car, he is paying for all the costs of extracting and refining oil and delivering gasoline to a filling station. However, he is not contributing anything toward the remediation of the effects of air pollution caused, in part, by his own vehicle’s exhaust.

The same argument applies to power plants that release damaging emissions or foul waterways. The full price of their operations is not reflected in their costs. A carbon tax would attempt to capture the currently externalized costs of burning fossil fuels – basically compensating broader society for the costs it now bears to the advantage of people and companies that use large amounts of carbon-emitting energy.

To be sure, any increase in taxes at the producer level would ultimately find its way to the consumer. Economic pressures, however, cut both ways. Producers compete on price, and if one method of production or delivery becomes expensive, it should spur innovation to find cheaper alternatives. Consumers reward producers who offer lower cost by giving them more business, and cleaner energy becomes a competitive advantage.

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Yet as Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, pointed out on his blog Monday, a modest increase in the gas tax might be all that advocates of taxing carbon can reasonably hope for.

“[I]t’s probably more realistic – or less unrealistic – given the makeup of the new Congress and where they are on taxes to think smaller and more targeted,” wrote Bernstein, who has argued for raising the gas tax.

“A gas tax is, of course, also a tax on carbon, but a few cents a gallon (say a nickel/gallon a year phased in over three years) won’t be felt by drivers either now or even down the road when gas prices go back up.”

Ford Foundation operative exploits terror in Paris
Radical Leftist Lesbian: “Right-wing” Extremists Have Killed More Americans Than Jihadists

by Infowars.com | January 7, 2015

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Rahm Emanuel advised his leftist brethren to never let a good crisis go to waste.

That’s precisely what Sally Kohn did today on Twitter following the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

Kohn, who is currently a commentator on the failed news network CNN, provides absolutely no evidence to back up her outrageous claim.

Her lie, cynically designed to exploit the terror in France, is part of a larger campaign to discredit and criminalize legitimate political action on the part of “right” groups, namely the Tea Party, Libertarians, constitutionalists, and others opposed to Obama, socialism and corporatism.

Normally, Kohn’s obvious lie would reflect badly on the corporate media outlets she has worked for, including various MSNBC shows, including The Ed Show, Up with Steve Kornacki, Now with Alex Wagner, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. Kohn has also published op-eds for Fox News, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today and The Huffington Post.

Because the corporate media, including Fox News, comprise the larger part of the Mockingbird propaganda media, Kohn’s lie is considered acceptable commentary.

Fox News, as the propaganda division of the faux “conservative right,” is also determined, as is the Republican establishment, to destroy any challengers.

Kohn appears to be a well-placed CIA operative, either wittingly or unwittingly. She held a program fellowship at the Ford Foundation, known for its close ties to the CIA. Kohn was put in charge of doling out more than $15 million in grants from the foundation to various controlled opposition groups.

CIA exploitation of foundations is well-documented.

“From the early 1950s to the present the CIA’s intrusion into the foundation field was and is huge,” writes James Petras.

The collaboration of respectable and prestigious foundations, according to one former CIA operative, allowed the Agency to fund “a seemingly limitless range of covert action programs affecting youth groups, labor unions, universities, publishing houses and other private institutions”… The latter included “human rights” groups beginning in the 1950s to the present. One of the most important “private foundations” collaborating with the CIA over a significant span of time in major projects in the cultural Cold War is the Ford Foundation.

Media purposefully ignores lethal adverse reactions to vaccines

by Rob Dew | Infowars.com | January 7, 2015

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Once again the medical industrial complex is pushing the flu scare to new heights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5WWtqR9v4sFlu Shots

Unfortunately parents, the elderly and the ignorant will roll up their sleeves and their children’s to inject this toxic cocktail into their bodies.

Every year Infowars is forced to keep account of the victims who are dead or debilitated by flu vaccines. Leave it to the mainstream media to run cover for the eugenics mafia and not ask the obvious hard questions of the by-design side effects of this deadly shot. RIP victims of the New World Order.

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