Friday, August 24, 2012
By Noel Brinkerhoff
Now the longest conflict in U.S. history, the Afghanistan war has taken the lives of 2,000 Americans, half of whom were killed in just the past two and a half years.
During the first nine years of the war, about 1,000 military personnel died. Then, the Obama administration decided to deploy a “surge” of new troops to the conflict, resulting in a dramatic increase in casualties since 2010.
It took only 27 months for the U.S. to experience 1,000 fatalities following the deployment of 33,000 more troops to Afghanistan.
August 24, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, American Legacy People, Armed Forces, Classified Intelligence, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Deficit, Economic Security, Education, Elections Politics, Electorate, Foreign Policy, Government, Intelligence, Middle East Affairs, Military Veterans, National Security, New Media News, Nuclear Security, Politics, POTUS Deception, POTUS Elibility Issue, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Terrorism, Terrorists Threats, Undermining Constitution, Unfunded Union Pensions | Tags: 128 months, Afghanistan, Camp Pendleton, IED, Marine Corps, Obama Afghan deaths, Oberlin, Ohio, politics, Sgt. Louis R. Torres, Third Battalion, top those of Bush, U. S. Army, U. S. longest conflict, undefined | Leave A Comment »
posted at 8:37 pm on February 9, 2012 by Allahpundit
Ohio could matter a lot.
The statewide poll of 500 Republicans showed Santorum’s support more than doubled from 14 percent six weeks ago to 30 percent, putting him in a statistical dead heat with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who increased his support to 29 percent from 18 percent. Santorum’s gain was former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s loss, as his numbers here plunged from 35 percent to 13 percent…
James Lee, president of Susquehanna Polling and Research, which conducted the poll, said Santorum’s growing strength among Republicans suggests conservatives are tuning in to the race.
“Rick speaks their language. They believe he’s the real deal, but they seem to draw the line when it comes to moving on to the fall,” Lee said. “They don’t seem to think he’s electable. That’s the real conundrum he’s in: How does he persuade mainstream voters he’s the guy who can win in November?” [Yes!]
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April 4, 2011 By Henry J. Reske
A little-known provision in the Obamacare legislation has sent $2 billion to corporations, unions and state public employee systems to subsidize health coverage for retirees. At the current rate, the government could blow through the entire $5 billion budgeted for the program before it is set to end, Byron York of The Washington Examiner reported.
The discovery by investigators for the House Energy and Commerce Committee was made just before a hearing to focus on Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The CCIO oversees the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, which was set up to subsidize insurance for workers who retired before they were eligible for Medicare, the paper said.
The early retirees often have trouble getting health insurance, an HHS report said, because of age or chronic conditions, and the program was set up to bridge the gap between retirement and the creation of health-care exchanges provided for in Obamacare come into being in 2014.
The biggest chunk of the money paid out so far has gone to the United Auto Workers, which received over $206 million. AT&T collected $140 million, Verizon $91 million, General Electric $36 million, and General Motors $19 million, the paper said.
State governments have also collected large sums with the Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio receiving $70 million and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas $68 million.
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Published June 18, 2010
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left, and others, delivers remarks at the groundbreaking of a road project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Friday, June 18, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP)
President Obama went to the groundbreaking of a road project in Columbus, Ohio, Friday to show that his massive stimulus package is still churning out jobs — a “good news” story that was anything but for some construction workers who were trying to figure out how to make up for the payday they lost due to the president’s visit.
The workers were told not to report to their construction project at a nearby hospital Friday, because the Secret Service was shutting it down for security reasons. They also were told that they would not get paid for the forced day off.
June 18, 2010 | Categories: Elections Politics, Government, Jobs, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News, The Economy | Tags: Columbus, construction, construction workers, jobs, lost payday, no-pay visit, obama stimulus, Ohio, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood | Leave A Comment »