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US Jacks Up Exit Fee For Those Renouncing Citizenship

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Just like the recent rise of business inversions — moving business HQ abroad — the United States has seen an uptick (up 221%) in Americans renouncing their citizenship. The elephant in the room in both these cases is taxes: both high taxes and burdensome tax compliance in foreign jurisdictions.

Instead of facing the problems directly, the Obama Administration has resorted to punitive measures. The shame and blame tactic of calling out businesses who wish to relocate as “unpatriotic” was undignified. Perhaps realizing that using the same strategy with individuals would be even less well received, they went the more quiet, direct route: yesterday, the State Department announced their interim final rule that raises the fee for renouncing citizenship from $450 to $2,350.

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BBQ With Barack

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Considering that the world has been going up in flames while Obama indulges in frivolity, this bid for campaign cash is appropriate:

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They should have used this picture:

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…or maybe this one

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…or even this one:

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The Hell That Is The Obama White House

Family Security Matters

Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet.

Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits haven’t been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they’ve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is possible.

A president faced with a scandal created by underlings behind his back would be naturally furious at their misbehavior, and want heads to roll. This didn’t happen in any of these scandals because their point of origin was the White House itself. Promoting the culprits is a way of keeping them quiet.

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And what exactly is the I.R.S. scandal about – to take just one case? It’s a plan unprecedented in modern American politics to push the political system towards a one-party state by using the taxing authority of the government to cripple and destroy the political opposition. The administration’s campaign to promote voter fraud by opposing measures to stop it (and defaming them as “racist” is guided by the same intentions and desire).

And why shouldn’t Obama want to destroy the two-party system since he is also in utter contempt of the Constitutional framework, making law illegally, and defying an impotent Congress to stop him? Of course every radical, like Obama, hates the Constitutional framework because, as Madison explained in Federalist #10, it is designed to thwart “the wicked projects” of the left to redistribute income and destroy the free market.

The same desire to overwhelm and permanently suppress the opposition drives the war that Obama and the Democrats have conducted against America’s borders and therefore American sovereignty. Their plan is to flood the country with illegals of whatever stripe who will be grateful enough for the favor to win them elections and create a permanent majority in their favor. The immediate result of these efforts is that we have no secure southern border, and therefore no border; and therefore we have effectively invited criminals and terrorists to come across and do Americans harm.

Which brings us to the deepest level of Obama’s hell, which is his anti-American foreign policy…

Undermining Obama helps America

Family Security Matters

Obama is a product of, and whose actions reflect what David Horowitz described as an unholy alliance, between the American left and radical Islam.

They have been brought together by the one overriding trait they share – their contempt for the United States; their belief that our country is the very embodiment of evil on earth and, therefore, must be destroyed. While Islamic radicals seek to purge the world of heresies and of the infidels who practice them, leftist radicals seek to purge society’s collective “soul” of the vices allegedly spawned by capitalism — those being racism, sexism, imperialism, and greed.

Obama’s statism and economic policies appear to be taken directly out of the Marxist-Leninist playbook of his childhood mentor, American communist Frank Marshall Davis, whose newspaper columns advocated wealth redistribution, government stimulus for “public works projects,” taxpayer-funding of universal health care, and nationalizing General Motors. Davis’s writings, riddled with racism and resentment denounced the “tentacles of big business,” blasted Wall Street and “greedy” millionaires, lambasted GOP tax cuts that “spare the rich,” attacked “excess profits” and often called for transformational and fundamental “change.”

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Why Obama fails and succeeds

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Family Security Matters

Barack Obama fails because of the content of his character. He is amoral, lacking an ability to judge himself or his actions by any value or virtue. In his mind, Obama is good not because he is honest or wise; Obama is good because he is Obama. The implicit pattern of all his self-appraisals is: “It’s good because I like it”-“It’s right because I did it”-“It’s true because I want it to be true.”

It is not an expression of accomplishment, pride or self-esteem, but reveals the presence of a vacuum; a stagnant, arrested mentality matching his faith in the stagnant, arrested policies of modern American far-left liberalism.

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And the lights all went out in Caracas

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Photo via Daily Beast

 

American Thinker

It’s not The Bee Gees’ “Massachusetts” but the lights did go out in Caracas, as reported by The Guardian:

“A power plant failure has knocked out electricity across a large part of Venezuela, interrupting a nationally televised presidential ceremony and forcing a suspension of subway and train services around the country.  

The outage affected at least 14 of the country’s 23 states and caused several hours of traffic jams, as well as darkening homes and offices, in the capital, Caracas, on Friday.  

The plant, supplying electricity to Venezuela’s central and western regions, failed in the early afternoon, said the electricity minister, Jesse Chacon. Power was mostly restored in Caracas by nightfall but remained out in other parts of the country, where power failures are more common.”

Let’s just say that “Cubanization of Venezuela” is one step closer.  Venezuela, a country that never had routine power outages before Chavez, is now having them as often as they do in Castro’s Cuba.

Socialism and electricity just don’t go well together, do they?

A Venezuelan couple told me the other day that the lights go out so often that planning your evenings is impossible to do.  How can you go out or live a normal night life if the lights keep going out? 

Use candles?   Flash lights?  Well, they have a shortage of candles and batteries, too.

My Venezuelan friends did say that one good thing about the power outages is that they don’t have to hear President Maduro’s rants on TV. I remember my parents saying the same thing when the lights went out in Cuba!