Daily Archives: January 7, 2011

Repealing ObamaCare Saves Half a Trillion. Democrats Angry Republicans Checked Their Math!

Here. The Congressional Budget Office, in an email to Capitol Hill staffers obtained by the Spectator, has said that repealing the national health care law would reduce net spending by $540 billion in the ten year period from 2012 through 2021. That number represents the cost of the new provisions, minus Medicare cuts. Repealing the bill would also eliminate $770 billion in taxes. It’s the tax hikes in the health care law (along with the Medicare cuts) which accounts for the $230 billion in deficit reduction.

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While PDX Dithers Over JTTF, PDX "Charity" Outed by Feds as Hezbollah

See that map? That’s the distance (.66 of a mile) between Portland’s City Hall and the Headquarters of an international charity federal authorities say is a conduit for money and aid to Hezbollah. Stop me if you’ve heard this song and dance in Oregon before (here)
This “charity” allegedly gives money and goods to Iran in violation  of our embargo and also gives money to a notorious Ayatollah with ties to Hezbollah (see story here). Frankly, I’m not sure if there are any Ayatollahs who AREN’T connected to Hezbollah, but I digress.
We’ve had terrorists setting up training camps, “charities” for Chechen Islamist rebels, one Islamic Center which has produced eight terrorists (one alledged. Mo Mo) in nine years and our elected officials think it’s a jump ball  on whether it’s time to get back into the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Ay carumba.

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Repealing ObamaCare Saves Half a Trillion. Democrats Angry Republicans Checked Their Math!

Here. The Congressional Budget Office, in an email to Capitol Hill staffers obtained by the Spectator, has said that repealing the national health care law would reduce net spending by $540 billion in the ten year period from 2012 through 2021. That number represents the cost of the new provisions, minus Medicare cuts. Repealing the bill would also eliminate $770 billion in taxes. It’s the tax hikes in the health care law (along with the Medicare cuts) which accounts for the $230 billion in deficit reduction.

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While PDX Dithers Over JTTF, PDX "Charity" Outed by Feds as Hezbollah

See that map? That’s the distance (.66 of a mile) between Portland’s City Hall and the Headquarters of an international charity federal authorities say is a conduit for money and aid to Hezbollah. Stop me if you’ve heard this song and dance in Oregon before (here)
This “charity” allegedly gives money and goods to Iran in violation  of our embargo and also gives money to a notorious Ayatollah with ties to Hezbollah (see story here). Frankly, I’m not sure if there are any Ayatollahs who AREN’T connected to Hezbollah, but I digress.
We’ve had terrorists setting up training camps, “charities” for Chechen Islamist rebels, one Islamic Center which has produced eight terrorists (one alledged. Mo Mo) in nine years and our elected officials think it’s a jump ball  on whether it’s time to get back into the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Ay carumba.

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Van Jones Coming to Portland. Former Obama Green Jobs Czar Comes to Preach His Green Socialism at U of O.

Maybe he’ll preach his wealth redistribution plans here or perhaps how pollution is racist. No, wait, maybe we’ll get to hear the part about George Bush planning 9/11 and how it was all an inside job. Can’t wait!  RSVP today!

VAN JONES:
“Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American Economy”
Monday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.
EMU Ballroom, UO campus
Tuesday, January 25, 5:45 p.m.
White Stag Building, UO in Portland
70 NW Couch St.
RSVP HERE emma.newman@gmail.com – (503) 724-4134
University of Oregon – ASUO EMU Board Senator
Climate Justice League – Co-Director – http://www.climatejusticeleague.org

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"FoodCorps:" Part of the Multnomah Food Action Plan

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

FoodCorps is the idea of a man who used to live in Portland. He’s trying to take the idea nationwide. Poorer Portland Public Schools populated with chubby kids will be receiving FoodCorps “volunteers” next fall. This is part of the Food Hub portion of the Multnomah Action Plan. 
These “volunteers,” who are paid by AmeriCorps funds (read: government)–Bill Clinton’s paid volunteer program–and some private foundation grants, will be deployed to schools to teach kids how to eat, grow gardens, and act as food brokers to get local foods into the school meal plans. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, a just graduated college student who’s spent the last few years subsisting on cigarettes, caffeine, rock star and ramen will be dispatched to teach your kid to eat right because he’s fat. And we get to pay for it. 
I found out about the FoodCorps while doing research on the Multnomah Food Action Plan (see previous posts here and here) but I located this story from last spring in the Zero. 

Like AmeriCorps, FoodCorps volunteers will work in communities identified as having a pressing need, but in the area of school food systems. The recent college graduates will build and tend school gardens and help schools procure more fresh foods from local farms, especially in communities where it’s difficult to find fresh vegetables and unprocessed foods for sale. “We want them to work where child obesity has hit the hardest, and where food access is the toughest,” says Curt Ellis, one of the founders of FoodCorps and co-creator of the documentary “King Corn.”
Not only will the program work to solve childhood obesity, but it also will give young people an avenue into farming, says Ellis, who grew up in the Portland area and now lives in New York. “There’s a growing community of young people entering the work force right now who want to reconnect with agriculture, find real and meaningful work with their hands. … We think (FoodCorps) can be a gateway into careers in food and agriculture.”

Oh, and these will be counted as “green” jobs. Curt helpfully suggests that FoodCorps paid volunteers are similar to the military. Hear my interview with Curt Ellis Click here to listen.
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Van Jones Coming to Portland. Former Obama Green Jobs Czar Comes to Preach His Green Socialism at U of O.

Maybe he’ll preach his wealth redistribution plans here or perhaps how pollution is racist. No, wait, maybe we’ll get to hear the part about George Bush planning 9/11 and how it was all an inside job. Can’t wait!  RSVP today!

VAN JONES:
“Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American Economy”
Monday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.
EMU Ballroom, UO campus
Tuesday, January 25, 5:45 p.m.
White Stag Building, UO in Portland
70 NW Couch St.
RSVP HERE emma.newman@gmail.com – (503) 724-4134
University of Oregon – ASUO EMU Board Senator
Climate Justice League – Co-Director – http://www.climatejusticeleague.org

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

"FoodCorps:" Part of the Multnomah Food Action Plan

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

FoodCorps is the idea of a man who used to live in Portland. He’s trying to take the idea nationwide. Poorer Portland Public Schools populated with chubby kids will be receiving FoodCorps “volunteers” next fall. This is part of the Food Hub portion of the Multnomah Action Plan. 
These “volunteers,” who are paid by AmeriCorps funds (read: government)–Bill Clinton’s paid volunteer program–and some private foundation grants, will be deployed to schools to teach kids how to eat, grow gardens, and act as food brokers to get local foods into the school meal plans. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, a just graduated college student who’s spent the last few years subsisting on cigarettes, caffeine, rock star and ramen will be dispatched to teach your kid to eat right because he’s fat. And we get to pay for it. 
I found out about the FoodCorps while doing research on the Multnomah Food Action Plan (see previous posts here and here) but I located this story from last spring in the Zero. 

Like AmeriCorps, FoodCorps volunteers will work in communities identified as having a pressing need, but in the area of school food systems. The recent college graduates will build and tend school gardens and help schools procure more fresh foods from local farms, especially in communities where it’s difficult to find fresh vegetables and unprocessed foods for sale. “We want them to work where child obesity has hit the hardest, and where food access is the toughest,” says Curt Ellis, one of the founders of FoodCorps and co-creator of the documentary “King Corn.”
Not only will the program work to solve childhood obesity, but it also will give young people an avenue into farming, says Ellis, who grew up in the Portland area and now lives in New York. “There’s a growing community of young people entering the work force right now who want to reconnect with agriculture, find real and meaningful work with their hands. … We think (FoodCorps) can be a gateway into careers in food and agriculture.”

Oh, and these will be counted as “green” jobs. Curt helpfully suggests that FoodCorps paid volunteers are similar to the military. Hear my interview with Curt Ellis Click here to listen.
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com