Obama’s Secret Campaign Cash: Has $63 Million Flowed from Foreign Sources?
Obama Smear Facts Check
Will MSM Report on Obama Membership in Socialist New Party?
Scott’s Weather Station
Obama’s Secret Campaign Cash: Has $63 Million Flowed from Foreign Sources?
Obama Smear Facts Check
Will MSM Report on Obama Membership in Socialist New Party?
Scott’s Weather Station
Here is a quick look into 3 former Fannie Mae executives who have brought down Wall Street.
Franklin Raines was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fannie Mae. Raines was forced to retire from his position with Fannie Mae when auditing discovered severe irregularities in Fannie Mae’s accounting activities. At the time of his departure The Wall Street Journal noted, ‘
Raines, who long defended the company’s accounting despite mounting evidence that it wasn’t proper, issued a statement late Tuesday conceding that ‘mistakes were made’ and saying he would assume responsibility as he had earlier promised. News reports indicate the company was under growing pressure from regulators to shake up its management in the wake of findings that the company’s books ran afoul of generally accepted accounting principles for four years.’ Fannie Mae had to reduce its surplus by $9 billion.
Raines left with a ‘golden parachute valued at $240 Million in benefits’. The Government filed suit against Raines when the depth of the accounting scandal became clear. http://housingdoom.com/2006/12/18/fannie-charges/
. The Government noted, ‘The 101 charges reveal how the individuals improperly manipulated earnings to maximize their bonuses, while knowingly neglecting accounting systems and internal controls, misapplying over twenty accounting principles and misleading the regulator and the public.
The Notice explains how they submitted six years of misleading and inaccurate accounting statements and inaccurate capital reports that enabled them to grow Fannie Mae in an unsafe and unsound manner.’ These charges were made in 2006. The Court ordered Raines to return $50 Million Dollars he received in bonuses based on the miss-stated Fannie Mae pofits.
Tim Howard – Was the Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae. Howard ‘was a strong internal proponent of using accounting strategies that would ensure a ‘stable pattern of earnings’ at Fannie. In everyday English – he was cooking the books. The Government Investigation determined that, ‘Chief Financial Officer, Tim Howard, failed to provide adequate oversight to key control and reporting functions within Fannie Mae,’
On June 16, 2006, Rep. Richard Baker, R-La., asked the Justice Department to investigate his allegations that two former Fannie Mae executives lied to Congress in October 2004 when they denied manipulating the mortgage-finance giant’s income statement to achieve management pay bonuses.
Investigations by federal regulators and the company’s board of directors since concluded that management did manipulate 1998 earnings to trigger bonuses. Raines and Howard resigned under pressure in late 2004. Howard’s Golden Parachute was estimated at $20 Million!
Jim Johnson – A former executive at Lehman Brothers and who was later forced from his position as Fannie Mae CEO. A look at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight’s May 2006 report on mismanagement and corruption inside Fannie Mae, and you’ll see some interesting things about Johnson. Investigators found that Fannie Mae had hidden a substantial amount of Johnson’s 1998 compensation from the public, reporting that it was between $6 million and $7 million when it fact it
was $21 million.’ Johnson is currently under investigation for taking illegal loans from Countrywide while serving as CEO of Fannie Mae. Johnson’s Golden Parachute was estimated at $28 Million.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
FRANKLIN RAINES? Raines works for the Obama Campaign as Chief Economic
TIM HOWARD? Howard is also a Chief Economic Advisor to Obama
JIM JOHNSON? Johnson hired as a Senior Obama Finance Advisor and was selected to run Obama’s Vice Presidential Search Committee
IF OBAMA PLANS ON CLEANING UP THE MESS —- HIS ADVISORS HAVE THE EXPERTISE – SINCE THEY MADE THE MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE!
SO, THE QUESTION YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF IS:
Would you trust the men who tore Wall Street down
to build the New Wall Street?????
With the Elections Just Two Weeks Away…
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Grassfire has just learned that one of the most effective and
efficient resources in the ongoing struggle to protect citizens
from the infiltration of illegal aliens is in danger of being
E-Verify is a free, easy to use on-line system that provides
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Hailed as perhaps one of the only few un-broken parts of the
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Senator Menendez is blackmailing E-verify, and won’t release
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If Obama gets elected and the socialist Democrats control both houses this country is doomed.. The Democrats are responsible for the current mess, not Bush other than he signed their bills instead of vetoing them. Barny Frank and Chris Dodd wrote the laws that “encouraged” banks and Fanny May and Freddie Mac to increase sub prime loans to people who could not afford houses. Those two government sponsored entities also gave large campaign contributions to the Democrats and gave several democrat congressmen including Frank and Dodd very low to no interest million dollar loans. Fudged their books so their CEO’s got huge bonuses, the chairmen James A. Johnson and Franklin D. Raines of Franny May got millions in illegal bonuses and now are on Obama’s advisory community and very likely will be given cabinet positions. Obama as a “community organizer” pressured banks to give sub prime loans to people who couldn’t afford to buy a house. You should look in to how Obama got his house and the Chicago politics that got him in to office in the first place.
It was the Clinton Administration, the Democrats, especially Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and Barack Obama’s own economic advisor, Frank Raines who are most responsible for this mess. All are Democrats.
McCain warned of this two years ago
“type of loan that is offered at a rate above prime to individuals who do not qualify for prime rate loans. Quite often, sub prime borrowers are often turned away from traditional lenders because of their low credit ratings or other factors that suggest that they have a reasonable chance of defaulting on the debt repayment.
Sub prime loans tend to have a higher interest rate than the prime rate offered on traditional loans. The additional percentage points of interest often translate to tens of thousands of dollars worth of additional interest payments over the life of a longer term loan.”
The same people who caused this problem are now writing the bill to “fix it”… Speaker Pelosi was blaming Bush for this, but if you notice since the Democrats have taken control of Congress gas and about everything else has gone up, and the stock market has gone to hell. My 401K is now worth less than what I’ve put into it. She also said Bush had squandered the surplus from the Clinton years. The only reason there was a surplus was because the Republicans were elected to stop them from passing national health care and other stupid ideas. The surplus was a lie anyway we still had a deficit and the only spending Clinton cut was defence which with his other policies was directly the cause of 9/11. Which wiped out any “surplus” we had. The economy was going into a recession at the end of the Clinton years because of the large tax increases he instituted took some time to take effect. The Democrats at the time accused Bush when he was running for his first term of “talking down the economy”. They have done nothing but talk down the economy the entire time he has been in office. If Bush has any failings it is he has gone along with too much of the Democrats agenda. He let Ted Kennedy write the Education bill and then they blamed Bush for it’s failings.. No matter what Bush has done the Democrats and their friends in the liberal media have criticized it.
The reason we are loosing all our companies is because thanks to the Democrats we have the highest corporate tax rate of any industrial country in the world. We are one of the few countries that has a Capital Gains tax.
Our energy costs are going though the roof because the Democrats have stopped every effort to develop the resources God blessed this country with for us to use. We have gone from importing 40% of our oil to 60% of our oil. For all of their complaining you’d think we get all of it from the middle east. We actually get most of our imported oil from Canada and Mexico. Most of our current problems are directly related to our rising energy costs and the devaluating of the dollar because of our ever growing debt.
If you don’t believe what I’m saying you need to watch Glenn Beck on CNN, he’s LDS and tells it like it is. I’d also recommend listening to Sean Hannidy’s radio show and maybe Rush. Get an education on the issues and don’t listen to the BS in the news papers, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC ect..
We need to get back to the limited Constitution government we should have instead of the bloated vastly over grown increasingly socialist government we have now.
I got this from Glenn Beck tonight, I had to pass it on. If you are dumb enough to vote for Obama you should take this test first. Do you agree with his view points? If so why are you reading my blog?, it will probably tick you off..
Brad O’Leary, author of The Audacity of Deceit, joined Glenn to talk about some of the issues he came up with while investigating Barack Obama. He goes issue by issue to see how the most liberal Senator in the United States stacks up against the average American. One interesting survey question O’Leary thought to ask was ‘how much in taxes should someone pay if they win a million dollars in the lottery?’ Take the Obama test here. Also, find out the answer the ‘tax the rich’ crowd gave. Check out Glenn’s interview with Brad: Read the transcript. Insiders listen here.
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For months GunVoters have been frustrated by party politics as usual with an inexperienced, ultra-liberal, anti-gun, Democrat pretending to be a moderate, pro-Second Amendment, pragmatist; and a “maverick,” moderate, inconsistent on guns, Republican running hard toward the middle and doing little to reassure GunVoters.
Now that both candidates have introduced their choices for Vice-President, the picture has cleared up substantially.
Barack Obama’s choice is Joe Biden of Delaware. Biden is an old-school, party machine, liberal Democrat with a long and unvarnished record of support for virtually any legislation restricting the rights of gunowners. Biden brags that he was one of the original architects of the “assault weapons” ban, and has been on the wrong side of almost every gun vote in his extremely long career in the Senate. That lifetime membership in the most exclusive millionaires’ club in the world – the U.S.Senate – also throws a bit of a wet rag on Obama’s ‘new politics, changing Washington’ rhetoric. Biden’s foreign policy experience includes several votes and positions that are in direct conflict with Obama’s votes and positions, and that is going to become an issue before November.
On the other side of the card, John McCain went out on a limb and tapped a first-term governor from Alaska, Sarah Palin. Palin is a no-nonsense, staunch conservative with a reputation for having the courage of her convictions and for holding politicians and bureaucrats responsible for their actions regardless of their party affiliations. Palin hunts and fishes and is a strong supporter of gunowner rights. While her lack of experience raises some questions, the fact that she is running in the back seat with almost as much experience as Barack Obama, makes it tough for the Democrats to be too critical. McCain can be expected to draw a comparison between an experienced pilot commanding a plane with a rookie co-pilot, and putting a rookie in command. Ready to lead versus ready to step in if needs be is a pretty dramatic difference. Of course that’s a difference that was completely lost on New York Senator and anti-gun zealot, Chuck Schumer. Schumer immediately pounced on McCain’s pick as inexperienced and not ready to lead…
Obama’s choice of Biden should erase any doubt as to the Democrat’s position on guns and individual rights, and it should raise doubts about his commitment to change in Washington.
McCain’s choice of Palin should seriously bolster the lackluster support he’s received from the conservative base and particularly invigorate pro-gun, pro-hunting, and pro-life activists. At the same time, Palin broadens the tent simply by the fact that she is a woman.
The bottom line is that these VP candidates make the choice for President much clearer than it has been to this point and should make this a much more interesting race.
As always though, we must keep in mind that the President can only do as much harm or good as the Congress allows. It is critical that GunVoters get involved and active in the races for Senate, House, state legislatures, and Governor. As Obama and Palin both dramatically highlight, little politicians grow up to be big politicians so a candidates position on gun rights matters in every election at every level.
As the political season heats up, it is more important than ever that you go to www.GunVoter.org and share the information you have about candidates and learn what you can about others. GunVoter.org can be an invaluable resource in this and future elections, but only with your help.
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As a personal testimony to this, one of my coworkers told me Saturday morning that all the Mexicans on his street have left and most of the houses are empty. I heard a month or so ago one of the school districts saying enrollment for the upcoming semester is down so much that they were going to have to lay off some staff and possibly close a couple of schools! Maybe we won’t have to spend many millions of dollars on “bi-lingual education” now.
A few months ago Arizona passed an employers sanction act, all the advocates for cheep illegal labor have been bitching and trying to sue to stop the law but in the mean while the illegals are leaving because they are loosing their jobs. Our HOA lost the landscaping company we had last year and I’m sure it was because all their workers were illegals. None of them I saw spoke English.
If you immigrate here you should at least learn to speak English. My Great Grand father came from Germany in 1893 and learned the language of the land and did not teach his children to speak any German. He knew it was important to be successful in his country to speak English. He is the only one of our ancestors we have been able to trace out of America after 1800. Some of them have been here since before 1700. Unfortunately most of our family from the southern states can’t be traced back much before the civil war because all the records were burned and other wise destroyed if they were kept at all.
1.3 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS
RETURNING TO MEXICO
(see details below)
Fox News is reporting that streams of illegal immigrants are heading
home to Mexico. In fact, the report said the exodus numbers are the
highest they’ve been in decades!
So why are they leaving?
For years we’ve heard the excuses that our nation cannot
possibly round up 13-20 million illegal aliens. For years
we’ve answered their excuse saying “we don’t have to.”
Scott, as this report suggests, if the Federal government
enforces existing immigration laws by taking away jobs, housing, and
social benefits illegal aliens will leave on their own.
So far this year 1.3 million have decided the grass is greener in
their homeland. And since last August, the illegal immigrant
population has dropped 11 percent!
Of course the media suggest the exodus is due to a soft economic
market, and/or an “unjust” tightening of the laws.
I disagree. I believe grassroots Americans like you and I are making
all the difference in the world.
We are tired of footing the financial bill for illegals. We are sick
of losing our jobs to illegals, and we are pushing back.
This is the result. Our “no more!” attitude is resonating–but we
must continue to press in on our elected officials–demanding existing
laws are enforced, double-layered fencing is built as promised.
Scott, this battle won’t be won until all of our
borders are secure and every person living in the United States
is here legally.
++ Alert Your Friends
This is precisely the kind of message that needs to
resonate throughout the land–especially to those who
say we can’t fix the problem. Well, the truth is we can,
and we are.
Please forward this message to 25-30 friends and family
urging them to take action with you by clicking below and
signing our petition:
By the time the November elections arrive, I need an army of at
least 750,000 citizens mobilized and ready to take action against
the next anticipated push to open our borders, and I’m counting
on you to help!
So Scott, pat yourself on the back for a job well-done, and
then forward this message to your friends. Help me keep our team strong
and vigilant right through the finish line!
++Help Grassfire Secure the Fence:
BELLEVUE, WA The 2008 Democratic Party’s draft platform confirms that the party still doesn’t get it about Second Amendment gun rights versus the Utopian fantasy that gun control laws will somehow make neighborhoods safer, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
While promising to preserve our Second Amendment rights, said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, the party platform demonizes semiautomatic sport utility rifles and wants them banned, calls for anti-gun show legislation and proposes so-called common-sense gun laws. Many Democrats believe bans on most guns are common sense and they still support the handgun ban in Barack Obama’s hometown of Chicago. Boiled down, all it really means is that the Democrats are still the party of gun control no matter how they try to re-package the rhetoric, and they know it.
Gottlieb, co-author of a new book called These Dogs Don’t Hunt: The Democrats War on Guns, said the party is shamelessly telling American gun owners that they embrace the rights of millions of shooters, hunters and gun collectors, but there’s a caveat.
The party’s gun control platform plank puts the lie to everything they say, he added. As Democrats descend on Denver to nominate a candidate who is on record in opposition to sensible concealed carry laws, we encourage gun owners across the country, and especially in Colorado, to remind the party that the Supreme Court in June held that gun bans are unconstitutional. Yet here they are, calling for a ban on so-called assault weapons even after years of experience tells us that Bill Clinton’s ban accomplished nothing, and cost the party control of Congress in 1994.
Democrats want to regulate gun shows out of business, he continued, even after a study done for the Justice Department found that gun shows are rarely the source of firearms used by criminals. Gun shows provide a forum, a gathering place for law-abiding gun owners to discuss ideas and issues, and share constitutionally protected freedoms of speech, assembly and the right to keep and bear arms. Increasingly, Democrats seem averse to the exercise of these rights by anyone who does not share their philosophy. And this is the party of inclusion?
Democrats have an opportunity to reject and repudiate this platform, Gottlieb concluded. If they do not, that tells American gun owners everything they need to know about Democrats as November approaches.
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