Obama: I Will Use Every Power of My Office to Push Gun Control - President Obama just wrapped up his press conference with Vice President Joe Biden announcing a new gun control task force. Obama said although "no law will prevent every senseless act," the country cannot sit back and do nothing in the wake of the tragedy in Sandy Hook last week. The President said he will be taking gun control proposals collected by Biden until January. In the new Congress, he vowed to use all the powers of his office to put chosen proposals into place. Obama said he needed the help of Congress on this issue, but rumors in Washington point to the use of executive orders and the Department of Justice to ram through new gun control measures. “I will use all the powers of this office aimed at preventing tragedies like this,” Obama said. So far, Obama is suggesting a ban on semi-automatic weapons or what he calls "assault" weapons, background checks for all gun purchases and the ban of high capacity magazines. During his remarks, Obama admitted the vast majority of gun owners are safe and responsible yet pushed for more regulation and legislation on those people anyway. Read more...... Article contributed by Steve Peters.
Obama's Stealth Redistribution Strategy - American Thinker - Resentment of the rich trumps all else in liberalism, and we are defending against a multi-front class war. President Obama is using a shotgun approach to redistribute your wealth, with multiple attacks on your income, property, savings, and cost of living. These coordinated attacks started after the 2008 election and are now set to hit critical mass in his second term.
You may be hearing about the automatic tax increases in the fiscal cliff, plus additional tax increases President Obama is negotiating with Speaker Boehner. But you won't hear much about liberalism's most powerful, and silent, redistribution tool: inflation.
How is inflation redistributive? While not actually taking from one and giving to another, inflation satisfies the first step of the two-step redistribution process:
Step One: Reduce the wealth of the bourgeoisie.
Step Two: Increase the wealth of the proletariat. Read more:
COURT: Obama Must Rewrite Contraception Mandate to Accommodate Religious Liberty - Washington Examiner - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius cannot enforce the Obamacare contraception mandate as it is written, but must follow through on a promise to rewrite the rule to accommodate religious liberty, a federal appeals court ordered.
The Obama administration “represented to the court that it would never enforce [the mandate] in its current form against the appellants or those similarly situated as regards contraceptive services,” the three judges hearing the case wrote in their order. The Obama team made that promise during oral arguments against Wheaton College and The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which sued over the contraception mandate but lost at the lower court level.
“There will, the government said, be a different rule for entities like the appellants . . . We take the government at its word and will hold it to it,” the judges wrote. They ruled that the Obama administration must rewrite the regulation by August 2013 and provide updates to the court every 60 days. If the government fails to do so, the lawsuits may proceed. Read more.......