August 25, 2009


Surging US deficit under scrutiny

By P. Parameswaran (AFP) – 13 hours ago

WASHINGTON — The staggering fiscal deficit plaguing President Barack Obama's administration comes under focus Tuesday as the White House and a financial scrutiny arm of Congress provide new government budget estimates and updated economic forecasts.

The White House Office of Management and Budget will release at 9:30 am (1330 GMT) Tuesday the mid-term review of the federal government budget for fiscal year 2010 beginning October 1, the OMB said in a statement Monday.

The Congressional Budget Office, a statutory watchdog which plays a critical support role to lawmakers by providing cost estimates, said it would give its own update on the budget and economic outlook about half an hour after the White House released its report.

The White House is expected to project a further increase of two trillion dollars in its 10-year budget deficit forecast even as it trims the current budget estimates, Obama administration officials said.

The projected streak of red ink could further push up national debt levels as the nation reels from an economic crisis and adds pressure on Obama to scale back his ambitious healthcare overhaul plan.

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August 24, 2009

Oppose Abortion As A Government Mandate

Freedom of Choice for some is not Freedom of Choice for others!

All Americans will be affected by Government Abortion Mandate. If this mandate passes in its current state, it will affect many individuals and organizations. Faith-based companies and hospitals, churches, pro-life organizations will be require to include abortion coverage in their insurance plans. No one should be forced to contribute to an act that they do not believe is morally viable. Where is "freedom of choice" for those who do not want this forced upon them?

I do not believe taxpayers or private insurance companies should be required to fund abortion. Outside of a true risk to a mother's life, I do not believe an abortion is justifiable. Therefore, I believe Americans should not have to pay taxes to support such a despicable act; the taking of life. We have loving people in American who want to adopt these babies and I feel this is the only option to protect God's creation.

It is not the government's job to provide funding for the mis-guided, and irresponsible actions of people. Where is the responsibility for self, or accountability to family and society? Government should not be in the business of rewarding people for their bad choices.

Secondly, the cost to the American taxpayer alone is truly unthinkable and a drain to the economy. Abortion is a big money maker for doctors and family planning clinics. This is evident from the large monies that are being generated. Lobbying groups now are spending $1.4 million a day on health care reform legislation. Cost of current proposals estimate at $1.6 trillion over 10 years. Our current Administration is aggressively pushing for speedy approval in Congress.

For the sake of millions of unborn babies, please contact your Representatives in Washington and tell them you do not want to see a government mandated abortion coverage plan in health care reform.

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I am a retired grandmother who lost her husband of 42 years in 2010, to cancer. I relocated from Ventura, CA to a community near Salt Lake City, Utah to be with my son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters. I am a believer in Jesus our Lord and in the true Sabbath as our worship day. I am learning more and more about what our role is here on Earth as well as what it will be when Yahshua returns. I love crochet, watercolors, and writing. My newest passion is writing poetry. I would love to hear from others who enjoy these crafts; come visit and share your interests.



JULY 4 - Time For Tea

The American people came out on July 4 to protest high taxes and run-a-way government spending. From 11:00 till 2:00 p.m., citizens of Ventura, CA came out to show their support for less taxes and less government interference. As a spectator and one who attended the first Ventura Tea Party, I would say we doubled the turnout of patriots.

All across the country the signs, flags and banners that were carried at the tea parties showed the position that the American people are taking toward its government. They are mad and they are not going to take it anymore!