Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Obamacare - #4546 - Defunding Obamacare: Question and Answers, Excuses and Responses - Heritage Action (2) VIDEO: Sean Hannity: Can Senator Cruz Unite an Entire Party Against a Law? - Fox - (3) IRS Watchdog Reviewing Claims of Improper Audit of Tea Party Farmer Martha Boneta -Washington Examiner (4) Conservation Easements and the Urge to Rule - How Martha Boneta was Impacted- Fauquier Free Citizen

Defunding Obamacare: Question and Answers, Excuses and Responses - Heritage Action - “What do you mean by defunding Obamacare?” Defunding Obamacare means attaching a legislative rider to a “must pass” bill (debt limit, annual spending bill, etc.) that 1) prohibits any funds from being spent on any activities to implement or enforce Obamacare; 2) rescinds any unspent balances that have already been appropriated for implementation; and 3) turns off the exchange subsidy and new Medicaid spending that are on auto-pilot. “There is no such thing as defunding Obamacare.” That is a false statement. Congressmen who assert this are either asserting that funding is not being spent to implement Obamacare (false) or that a defund amendment cannot technically be executed (again, false). Defunding Obamacare can be done, and it has been attempted by the House of Representatives recently. For instance, in 2011, after gaining the majority, the Republican House included such a defunding provision on the continuing spending resolution (HR 1) when the bill first passed the House. The provision was later discarded in negotiations with the President and the Senate, but the effort began with promise. Read more........


(2) Can Senator Cruz Unite an Entire Party Against a Law? - Sean Hannity -  Fox - "Well, Sean, it's great to be with you, and I enjoyed you and Karl Rove revisiting the Battle of Gettysburg. I'm no military historian, but I'm pretty certain that you lose 100% of the battles that you begin by surrendering...On January 1, 2014, Obamacare will be kicking in full force, and we have never undone a major entitlement that has been wound into effect."


(3) IRS Watchdog Reviewing Claims of Improper Audit of Tea Party Farmer - Martha Boneta - Washington Examiner - The IRS's internal watchdog is reviewing allegations that the agency improperly audited a Tea Party owner of a small Virginia farm whose repeated clashes with a local environmental group and the county over zoning laws have made her a cause celebre for property-rights advocates. Martha Boneta, who runs a 64-acre organic farm in Fauquier County's tight-knit historic hunt country, has spent the last few years tangling with the Piedmont Environmental Council over the group's access to her property, which she bought in 2006. The PEC wants regular access to the land to monitor adherence to a conservation easement intended to limit commercial activities and safeguard the historic and scenic value of the land..... The county has levied thousands of dollars in fines against her for selling fruits and vegetables on the property during the weekend without a proper license even though she held a county-approved license for a "retail farm shop" and for holding unlicensed events, including a birthday party for her best friend's child and a pumpkin carving, without a permit and a site plan.......Amid the publicity, Boneta last year also received notice of an IRS audit - an audit she believes is directly related to her disagreements with the environmental group and the county and is intended to frighten her into backing down. "The audit had the effect of really scaring me," she told the Washington Examiner. "If that was the intention, it worked. I was terrified. Read more.......

GREAT ARTICLE, PLEASE READ..
(4) Conservation Easements and the Urge to Rule - How Martha Boneta was Impacted - Fauquier Free Citizen - Conservation easements. The Green Mafia tells us this is the only way to save the family farm. Without its tax credits and restrictions on development rights, America will be paved over and Astroturf will replace sod. We’re in crisis, they tell us. However, as H.L Mencken once warned, “A plan to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” Conservation and environmental groups openly advocate the conservation easements as the answer to saving farm land, as do state departments of agriculture, farm bureaus, and the federal government. A full court press is on to lock in millions of acres of private property under the blazing headline “Save the Family Farm.”.....However, there is now a much more lethal threat facing small farmers, and the outrageous fact is, this threat is being disguised as a way to help them. The real threat is the green solution – “conservation easements.” And farmers are falling into its trap across the country.... Read more.......

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