FAST AND FLIMSY

The failed Fast and furious weapons operations that left U.S. border agent Brain Terry dead along with a dozen of Mexican citizen has the Obama Administration once again caught with their hands dirty. The sting operation was suppose to stop the flow of illegal guns going in and out of the country via Mexico. Instead the failed operation has left a U.S. border agent dead and more than 2,000 guns in the hands of drug gang lords. What went wrong with the operation? Well, that is what Congress along with the Terry family and millions of American citizens would like to know.

This brings us to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. who promised the documents to Congress to help clear up some of the questions involving the failed sting operation Fast and Furious. When Holder failed to turn the documents over after promising to do so the Congress on Wednesday voted 23-17 in favor of a contempt. The Republicans 23 votes in favor shows the Democrat might think voting Holder in contempt might hurt President Obama chance at re-election.

With a vote of 23-17 Congress now must send the decision of contempt to the full house for another vote. If the vote finds Holder in contempt he could face criminal contempt charges. The decision could come as early as this week on Holder’s pending contempt charges. To help hide a possible cover-up Holder’s cronie and boss President Obama use his executive privilege to keep the documents from Congress during the Fast and Furious investigation.

President Obama executive privilege to not turn over the Fast and Furious documents to Congress brings me to his 2008 promise to be honest with the American people, complete transparency and accountability. What happen to that promise? Obama has made many promises to the American people and has failed in the delivery of those promises. What bothers me with this executive privilege order is simple we lost a U.S. border agent, one that was murdered in cold blood. Brian Terry and his family along with the American people deserve to know the truth. This administration has been met with many failed promises of job creation, restoring the economy, securing the borders, cutting taxes, reducing government spending, and to date the United States is still without a balance budget.

Obama, Holder, and the whole Obama administration has drained many Americans with broken promises, cover-ups, lack of leadership, along with dividing a great nation like America. November 6, 2012 there will be change when the American people will vote president Obama out of office. I can only hope that the three and half years under this flimsy administration has burned in the minds of the American people to not allow four more years of “The Fast and Flimsy”.

Julia Anderson is the children author of “The Election”. To learn more about this author visit www.redroom.com/member/julia-anderson

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OBAMA DIDN’T END THE WAR IN IRAQ BUSH DID!

President Obama didn’t end the war in Iraq former President George W. Bush did! You read my statement correctly, former U.S. President George W. Bush on December 14, 2008, signed the security pact with Iraq called The U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement. A status of forces agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States. It establishes that U.S. combat forces and all U.S. forces will be completely out of Iraq by December 31, 2011 (official name: “Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq On the Withdrawal of United States Forces from Iraq and the Organization of Their Activities during Their Temporary Presence in Iraq”) On October 16, 2008, after several more months of negotiations, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice briefed senior U.S. lawmakers on the draft SOFA, and Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki prepared to circulate it with Iraq’s Political National Security Council before going on to the Council of Ministers and the Iraqi parliament.
On December 14, 2008, U.S. President George W. Bush signed the security pact with Iraq.
So, you see Obama didn’t lie about the war Iraq was ending he just didn’t tell you it wasn’t his idea to end the war. Obama, the American people aren’t stupid we remember this agreement Bush put into place & no you can’t take credit for ending the war in Iraq. You will not get re-election in 2012 you little pre-election tatics didn’t work on the American people we see right thru you.

Julia Anderson is the author of “The Election” her second children’s book “Jacob’s Lesson” will be released in December 2011. To learn more about this author go to www.redroom.com/member/julia-anderson or www.scribblescrabblebooks.com

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Gap is closing in US and Opening in China

Gap is closing more than 186 stores in the US and opening more than 445 stores in China by the end of 2014.

Gap Inc. said it plans to close about 21% of its North American Gap brand stores between now and the end of 2013, a huge retreat for the retailer and a looming headache for mall owners already beset with vacancies.

Gap plans to reduce its North American store count to 700 by year-end 2013, down from 889 now, excluding outlet stores.

It has been decreasing its North American store count over the past few years, but hadn’t disclosed the exact percentage it would cut in the next two years until Thursday.

Gap continues to struggle with its domestic business in the U.S. Gap’s profit fell 19% in its most recent quarter. In North America, sales at namesake and Banana Republic stores fell 3% and 2%, respectively, while Old Navy same-store sales were flat.

The brand is stuck in American retail’s hollowed-out midsection, which consumers have been abandoning for years as they split their dollars between cheap basics and must-have luxury items. Gap’s would-be turnaround has become a quagmire of sorts for Gap Inc. CEO Glenn Murphy, who has long preached the importance of speed to his executives, pushing to cut bureaucracy and get clothes to stores faster.

In May, Gap parted with the top designer for its Gap brand, who was unable to get consumers excited again about Gap’s apparel. By the CEO’s own admission earlier this year, the merchandise had become “dull.” One key problem has been coming up with compelling fashions for women’s shirts.

For its discount Old Navy chain, the company is downsizing its store sizes while keeping the number of the locations little changed.

At the same time, Gap is expanding in China.

The casual-apparel retailer expects to have roughly 45 stores in China by the end of fiscal 2012, and expects to double its stores to about 400 by the end of fiscal 2014.

Gap, which is holding an investor meeting Thursday in New York City, said current stores in China are performing well. The company in August opened its third Gap store in Shanghai, bringing total stores in China at the time to six.

Julia Anderson is the author of “The Election” her next children’s book will be released in December 2011. To learn more about this author go to www.scribblescrabblebooks.com or at www.redroom.com/member/julia-anderson

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Congress Passes Trade Deal

On Wednesday October 12, 2011 Congress passed trade deals with Colombia, South Korea and Panama, delivering them to President Obama in time for the South Korean president’s Thursday visit to Capitol Hill. Most House Republicans voted in favor of the deals, while many Democrats opposed them. Several Democrats joined Republicans to pass the bills in the Senate. The deal with South Korea drew the most support in that chamber, passing 83-15, while the Columbia pact had the most opposition, passing by a 66-33 vote.

President Obama, who called the deals “a major win for American workers and businesses,” plans to sign the pacts.

“I’ve fought to make sure that these trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama deliver the best possible deal for our country, and I’ve insisted that we do more to help American workers who have been affected by global competition,” he said in a written statement.The U.S. agriculture industry has been calling for the deals, which could re-open international markets for high-quality beef, poultry, wheat and soybeans. The U.S. auto industry is also a fan of the deals, which would cut back on South Korean tariffs that have hit Detroit automakers.

Labor, human rights and several consumer groups have opposed the deals, especially the one with Colombia, where labor leaders helping agricultural workers continue to be murdered.The United States hasn’t had trade deals with some of the nations for three years, when previous agreements lapsed. The White House, Republicans and big business groups call the deals job creators, and say they will spur $13 billion in new exports each year. At several points over the year, it looked like the trade deals might become another casualty of political gridlock.

Indeed, they are among a lonely few bills that this highly partisan Congress is expected to pass this year. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested Wednesday he doesn’t support the deals. “I don’t favor these bills, but the majority of this Senate does, so it was important that we move forward,” he said. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that the trade deals are the kind of bipartisan work he’d like to see. “They’re a good start. Three years too late. But still important to do,” McConnell said. “They’re a good first step and demonstrate how Washington can tackle the jobs crisis.”

Union groups say there’s no proof that trade deals will deliver tens of thousands of new jobs. And they say the deals don’t do enough to protect workers’ rights in those nations. Watchdog group Public Citizen points to studies that say the deals will increase U.S. trade deficits, opening the door for more imports from Colombia, South Korea and Panama. Critics also say the legislation doesn’t address South Korea’s currency, the won, which the International Monetary Fund said is undervalued by about 10%. That means South Korean imports to the United States could be slightly cheaper and U.S. exports to South Korea could be a little pricier.

“We should not be entering into a trade agreement with South Korea at a time when we know their currency policies are, at best, suspect,” said Sen. Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat who planned to vote against the bill. But the trade deals are a top priority of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which says the deals will directly help some 30,000 small and mid-sized exporters.

Julia Anderson is the author of “The Election”, her next children’s book will be released in December 2011. To learn more about this author go to www.scribblescrabblebooks.com or www.redroom.com/member/julia-anderson

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Debt Super Committee Member To Keynote Briefing On Public & Private Debt

Please, if you can attend the National Journal and The Atlantic’s Poll Release Briefing: Balancing Act this Friday October 14th, underwritten by Allstate, for a discussion on America’s private and public debt.

The briefing will provide a perspective that transcends partisanship as we take a systematic look at America’s debt crisis and explore its political, economic, and social implications. The latest Heartland Monitor Poll, the tenth in a series of groundbreaking surveys, will serve as a discussion driver and will gauge how Americans view the current state of private and public debt.

Congressman Chris Van Hollen, member of the Deficit Reduction Super Committee, will serve as our keynote speaker. In addition, Dr. Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute and Former Director, White House Office of Management and Budget,will participate in a keynote interview with Ronald Brownstein, Editorial Director, National Journal.Both speakers join an already robust speaker line-up, including:

  • NEW SPEAKER CONFIRMED: Joseph Gagnon, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Clive Crook, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • Jeffrey Lubell, Executive Director, Center for Housing Policy
  • Ed Reilly, Global CEO of Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting
  • Terry Savage, Author, The Savage Truth On Money
  • Margaret C. Simms, Director, Low-Income Working Families Project, Urban Institute
  • Joan Walker, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Relations, The Allstate Corporation

Newseum’s Knight Broadcast Studio
3rd Floor (Please use the 6th Street Knight Conference Center entrance)
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Friday, October 14, 2011
8:00 am – 11:15 am

Julia Anderson is the author of “The Election”, her next children’s book will be released in December 2011. To learn more about this author go to www.scribblescrabblebooks.com or www.redroom.com/member/julia-anderson

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Occupy Wall Street

Both Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party Patriots will agree on one thing both grassroots organization want to restore democracy back to the people of the United States. Today, Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler, co-founders of the Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, contrasted the tea party movement with the “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York and other cities. Below is the statement:

“For two years now, tea partiers have stood firmly on principle and helped shape the political debate in this country. They believe in time-honored American values, principles and systems—including the freedom to innovate and employ people to implement and distribute one’s ideas to the public. They believe freedom from government allows entrepreneurs to try new things, see what works and discard what doesn’t. They don’t believe corporations aren’t inherently evil, nor should bankers be beheaded. They do not believe this country should be divided by class, but united in a return to the principles that undergird our nation’s success. In fact, they want more of what made America great: more Constitutional restraint on government so that the people have more freedom to achieve the good things the country offers.

“By contrast, those occupying Wall Street and other cities, when they are intelligible, want less of what made America great and more of what is damaging to America: a bigger, more powerful government to come in and take care of them so they don’t have to work like the rest of us who pay our bills.

“The tea party, meanwhile, was a spontaneous, organic and fast-moving movement, but it has maintained a cogent message: a demand for fiscal responsibility in government.

“Tea party rallies have always been safe and clean. Unlike in New York, we can find no reports of tea partiers being arrested, individually or en masse, at the thousands of tea parties across the country with millions of attendees that have taken place for years now. They are not lawbreakers, they don’t hate the police, they don’t even litter. A quick glance at the TV reveals the sharp contrast posed by the Wall Street occupiers. “Yet the Leftist media cheers for a group of lawbreaking troublemakers who occupied a park in New York, blocked the Brooklyn Bridge, were arrested by the hundreds and treated law enforcement with disrespect and disdain—all while trying to tear down the foundations of the greatest nation on earth.

Such a media response is expected. But when you compare these people with tea partiers—now you’ve got a problem with We the People.”

Tea Party Patriotsis a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,500 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide. Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.

Julia Anderson is the author of The Election her next children’s book will be released in December 2011. To learn more on this author go to www.scribblescrabblebooks.com , www.redroom.com/member/julia-anderson, & www.goodreads.com/julia_anderson

 

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Massive Obamacare Will Bankruptcy America!

ObamaCare – the massive, 2,801-page, multi-trillion-dollar takeover of health care – is proving a disaster. In addition to actually increasing the cost of health care for families, the bill unconstitutionally mandates that every American purchase health insurance. Instead of real reforms to reduce the cost of health care and promote patient-centered care, the bill will burden families, kill jobs in America, bankrupt our country, and ruin the best health care system in the world. By creating new layers of bureaucracy between patients and their doctors, it could lead to government rationing of medical care. We must reverse the government takeover of health care and adopt a patient-centered approach.

A trove of just-released internal Obama Administration documents reveals that the President’s top health care advisors were fully aware that a key component of ObamaCare presented a massive taxpayer bailout risk, but chose to suppress the information in their frenzy to push the controversial bill through Congress. The documents, quoted extensively in a report released by the House Energy & Commerce Committee, reveal a shocking level of cynicism by the President’s team — cynicism that will cost Americans billions unless the unpopular ObamaCare law is fully repealed.

Will the Supreme Court Strike Down All of ObamaCare?

Julia Anderson is the author of “The Election” her second children’s book “Jacob’s Lesson” will be released December 2011. To learn more on this author go to www.redroom.com/member/julia-anderson or www.scribblescrabblebooks.com

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