GOP presidential candidates target IRS

Freeman15 Sat, 01/16/2016 - 21:31

The IRS has been a common target of 2016 Republican presidential candidates’ ire. 

That played out during Thursday’s debate when Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Marco Rubio (Florida) tussled over the agency’s future. 

Cruz criticized Rubio for leaving “the IRS code in with all of the complexity,” while Rubio said the agency couldn’t actually be scrapped as Cruz has proposed because some entity would need to collect Cruz’s proposed value-added tax.

Rand Paul Schools The Libertarian Party

Freeman15 Sat, 01/16/2016 - 20:59

After the predictable and par for the course move by the media to bump Rand Paul off the main debate stage and in with the also-rans, Senator Paul made a move that surprised many pundits and observers. Instead of accepting the demotion and participating he declined to attend and instead scheduled his own multimedia Town Hall style meeting for the same time slot.

GOP Debates Are Pure Hawk Without a Paul

Ron Aldof Sat, 01/16/2016 - 15:35

Anti War. com

"Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not the perfect antiwar candidate sent down from above, but you would be forgiven for thinking so if you compare the 2008 and 2012 presidential races to the 2016 one.

Ron Paul was not without fault (early immigration fearmongering, the vote for the Afghanistan Authorization for Use of Military Force) but he was the rare politician who got better and more interested in peace and freedom the longer he stayed in office. The 2012 election was basically a victory lap for him, but one that involved the vital message of peace and nonintervention. There’s a reason that he’s so beloved, and that YouTube videos with titles that call Paul a seer for predicting more terrorist attacks on the US back in 1998 are amusingly common.

The Ascendance of Sociopaths in U.S. Governance

VR Sat, 01/16/2016 - 14:59

"In this article, I’m going to argue that the U.S. government, in particular, has been overrun by the wrong kind of person. It’s a trend that’s been in motion for many years but has now reached a point of no return. In other words, a type of moral rot has become so prevalent that it’s institutional in nature. There is not going to be, therefore, any serious change in the direction in which the U.S. is headed until a genuine crisis topples the existing order. Until then, the trend will accelerate."

What Would You Do on Election Day, if these are the choices: Hillary (D), Ted (R) and Donald (Third Party)?

The Cat Sat, 01/16/2016 - 13:11

Looking at several news reports today, it seems like the MSM has made our final choices for us for this presidential election. the general consensus is it will be Hillary for the Dems and Cruz or Trump for the GOP (either they haven't decided yet or they haven't revealed which of them yet).  Yes, I know TPTB haven't ruled out Jeb! and many here still think Rand will pull it off but, for the purposes of this poll, let's say it's Hillary (D), Ted (R) and Donald (Third Party).  It's an awful field, as usual, but what would you do on election day if that's what actually plays out?

Stay Home
28% (15 votes)
Write In Rand
43% (23 votes)
Vote for Trump Out of Spite
4% (2 votes)
Other (Please specify)
26% (14 votes)
Total votes: 54

Dear Ted (You Schmuck!)

The Cat Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:54



Upset prediction...Rand the one to watch in Iowa

brianp32 Sat, 01/16/2016 - 03:30


Red Alert Politics Editor Ron Meyer joined Fox and Friends First this morning to discuss who will win Iowa and New Hampshire. While Meyer still gave the edge to Cruz and Trump, he said there could be an upset brewing.

Oregon Police Arrest First Protester Involved In Militia Standoff

ecard71 Sat, 01/16/2016 - 01:22

e 62-year-old Oregon man was taken into custody Friday in the first arrest reported since armed militia members took over the refuge nearly two weeks ago.