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OK Health Care Freedom Amendment, State Question 756

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United States

#74661 Jul 22, 2014
Texas border sheriffs slam Perry’s ‘political’ plan to deploy 1,000 troops as a waste of money

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 13:27 EDT

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced this week that he would send 1,000 troops to the Mexico border to help with the refugee crisis, but sheriffs in border counties are already dismissing the plan as a “political” stunt.

At a press conference on Monday, Perry said that he was activating 1,000 National Guard troops because he would “not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor. We are too good of a country.”

Border sheriffs, who were apparently not consulted about Perry’s plan, said that they would have rather he spent the money on additional personnel with the power to actively participate in border operations. In previous deployments to the border, National Guard troops have assisted in administrative duties, and intelligence gathering.

“At this time, a lot of people do things for political reasons,” Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio told the Dallas Morning News.“I don’t know that it helps.”

“I don’t know what good they can do,” he explained.“You just can’t come out here and be a police officer.”

Lucio said that border counties needed the state to fund more police, who would be able to directly work with the U.S. Border Patrol.

Texas National Guard Adj. Gen. John Nichols insisted that the troops could be of assistance with their mission of “referring and deterring.”

Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor in Texas, has called for “deploying additional deputy sheriffs to the border like local law enforcement is calling for, rather than Texas National Guard units who aren’t even authorized to make arrests.”

United States

#74662 Jul 22, 2014
Gawd, Perry, one of the Holy Trinity of Stupid...along with Cruz and Gohmert and Failin

United States

#74663 Jul 22, 2014
They have to foot the bill. If the federal government authorizes the use of the National Guard, as in a natural disaster, it is paid for by the US Govt. If a governor calls up the state's National Guard on his own, it is paid for by the state. In this case, it'll cost Texas 12 million a month.

United States

#74664 Jul 22, 2014
No money for for anything else but they sure have the money to scare a bunch young children and wome

United States

#74665 Jul 22, 2014
Just happy to hear Rick, and the idiots that voted him into office, will be paying for this out of the TX Treasury. Since the President didn't activate the Guard, the knucklehead that did pays the bill.

United States

#74666 Jul 22, 2014
One thousand more stand on the boarder doing nothing, atta boy Rick!
Gov. Perry "Take off your glasses" (tear down this wall) not quite the same ,but he thinks so. He thinks (assumes) the GOP presidential primary voter is soo stupid(polling concurs)that they will forget all about his compassion towards Latinos at the last clown car debate and the mildly impaired base will rally around any hate filled candidate
Aunt Pee

United States

#74667 Jul 22, 2014
Perry knows it's a waste of money, but hey, it's other people's money!

No it's not ... it's MY money! I live in Texas and I wish we could get this ignorant douchebag to STFU and get lost already. Check it out:

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United States

#74668 Jul 22, 2014
You gonna hear and see more of this type of stupid the closer we get to announcements for the republican candidacy for president. These republicans believe the polls that they republicans are going to win everything. They are so damn dumb they can't remember that these same pollesters said Mitt was gonna win. Perry, Cruz and all the rest are so sure they are going to be the candidate it is hard to tell what they are going to do next.

United States

#74669 Jul 22, 2014
Republicans are really good at wasting tax money on dog and pony shows.

United States

#74670 Jul 22, 2014
Anti Choice people aren't pro life. They're all for killing people with stand your ground laws. They love the death penalty and don't care about innocent people being executed. They hate healthcare for the poor and love war. The only thing left anti woman.

United States

#74671 Jul 22, 2014
You underestimate the limitless ability of bigots to ignore logic.

United States

#74672 Jul 22, 2014
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.-----Repugsthugs

Edmond, OK

#74673 Jul 22, 2014
W.H.: Ruling aside, we're still ahead

Why Even Have a Law? The White House’s Excuse for Ignoring the Huge Blow Dealt to Obamacare

By Kyle Becker 7 hours ago

When confronted with the “huge blow” dealt to the federal subsidies portion of the Obamacare law (surprise, surprise, in its rush to pass it, the Congress didn’t write the section correctly), White House spokesman Josh Earnest had a few excuses for why the ruling will be ignored, regardless.
First of all, the White House spokesman trotted out the familiar ends-justify-the-means excuse for ignoring the law:
‘This ruling does not have any practical impact on their ability to receive tax credits right now. Right now there are millions of Americans all across the country who are receiving tax credits from the federal government as a result of the Affordable Care Act. While this ruling is interesting to legal theorists, it has no practical impact on their tax credits right now.”
Secondly, the White House pointed to the “scoreboard”– the courts threw some rulings out, and not all agreed with the Federal Appeals Court:
The second is… there are four different cases making this point that are making their way through the federal courts system. Two of them have been dismissed at the district court level, two of them are awaiting their initial rulings. This, of course, is the appeal of one of those cases, so, there is decidedly mixed legal opinion about this. But for those who are keeping score, we’re still ahead two-to-one here.
What I do anticipate the Department of Justice will do is they will ask for a ruling from the full D.C. circuit. As you know, this was a decision that was issued just by three members of the D.C. circuit, two of whom ruled against the federal government, and one of them agreed with the government’s position.
Thirdly, the judges that threw out the cases based their decisions on their reading of the Congress’‘intentions’:
Now, it’s important for people to also understand, that some of those district courts that have thrown out this case have been decided by judges who used some pretty strong rhetoric in doing so. There was a judge in this case at the district level who said ‘there is simply no evidence in the statute itself or in the legislative history of any intent by Congress to support the claims that are made by the plaintiff.’ In another case that was making the same legal argument, a judge wrote that the theory propounded by the plaintiffs was ‘not a viable theory.’

Lastly, Earnest reinforces that it wasn’t Congress’ intention to screw up its drafting of the law (and violate the Constitution while doing it):
The last thing that’s important… there’s a lot of high-minded case law that’s applied here, but there’s also an element of common sense that should be applied as well. Which is that, you don’t need a fancy legal degree to understand that Congress intended for every eligible American to have access to tax credits that would lower there healthcare costs, regardless of whether it was state officials or federal officials who are running the marketplace. I think that’s a pretty clear intent of the Congressional law.
Since we’re on the topic of “intentions,” it didn’t look like the “intention” of the Democratic Party to pass a massive new entitlement when the president told the American people the law wouldn’t “add a dime” to the deficit and it would lower the average family’s healthcare costs by $2,500 a year.
It didn’t look like the “intention” of the Congress to kick people off the insurance plans that they liked, but that happened nonetheless. And it didn’t look like the “intention” of the law when people started losing the doctors that they liked.

Edmond, OK

#74674 Jul 22, 2014

All those things happened, nonetheless, because our nation’s laws aren’t based on “intentions,” they are based on their text and plain meaning. It looks like the Congress flat-out botched the section on federal subsidies. The White House can make excuses based on “intentions,” but why should Americans take its word for it?
Another federal court ruled today on the Obamacare law and said that the federal subsidies are just fine, so we’re likely heading to the Supreme Court on this one. Hurrah.
One more thing about “intentions”– it was the “intention” of the Founding Fathers, who established a Congress and a Presidency to begin with, that bills be passed with full deliberation in the public forum, by Congressional members who have actually read the bill and know “what’s in it,” and are then enforced by a president who follows the rule of law.
None of those things apply here, so spare the American people about the “intentions” of the Congress or the President. Just follow the law.

United States

#74675 Jul 22, 2014
Jenks wrote:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 13:27 EDT
Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor in Texas, has called for “deploying additional deputy sheriffs to the border like local law enforcement is calling for, rather than Texas National Guard units who aren’t even authorized to make arrests.”
While serving on the Fort Worth City Council, Davis voted in Republican primaries. Davis has said that she was then a Republican because she liked Republican Congresswoman Kay Granger of Fort Worth, and she wanted to vote on judicial nominees in Republican primaries.[13] She voted in the Republican primaries in 1996, 1998 and 2006 and she has given $1,500 to Granger.[26] Also, in April 1999, she gave $250 to former Republican President George W. Bush's first presidential campaign.[27][28]

Davis first ran for the Fort Worth City Council in 1996, but was defeated by ninety votes.[6][10] After her defeat, Davis sued the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, American Broadcasting Company, and the Disney Company, which at the time owned the Star-Telegram and ABC.[10] The Texas Tribune stated that she alleged "that biased coverage led to her defeat and caused injury to her physical and mental health".[10] Her claims were rejected by the Texas courts, based upon the Star-Telegram's First Amendment free speech grounds.[10][25]


State Senator Wendy Davis twice divorce after her second husband had made the last payment on her Ivy League education at Harvard where she received her law degree. This woman has been all over the place in her positions and obviously does not base her moral, ethics or personal decisions on principals but instead on where and when "opportunity" arises. Texans would do themselves a favor not to give this woman any more responsibility or power she has all the making of a corrupt politician.

United States

#74676 Jul 22, 2014
Im not a legal citizen so I dont have to buy Obama care doctor insurance they do us free anyway

Cushing, OK

#74677 Jul 22, 2014
Justice wrote:
Just happy to hear Rick, and the idiots that voted him into office, will be paying for this out of the TX Treasury. Since the President didn't activate the Guard, the knucklehead that did pays the bill.
And the texans are glad

United States

#74678 Jul 22, 2014
Comments around the web:

- Jul. 22, 2014 at 6:25pm .

Here’s a novel idea: how about sealing the border and shutting off every single PENNY of financial “aid” to illegal aliens squatting in the United States? These people don’t deserve U.S. taxpayer’s hard-earned money any more than starvingly-poor folks do who live in India, Africa, or Asia! The TRUTH is, if these “undocumented workers” and/or their children from Mexico and Central America voted Republican, the Democrats would be demanding a machine gun nest every 100 yards along the southern border…..

United States

#74679 Jul 22, 2014
( CNSNews.com )- The price of beef and bacon hit its all-time high in the United States in June, according to data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
In January 1980, when BLS started tracking the price of these commodities, ground chuck cost $1.82 per pound and bacon cost $1.45 per pound. By this June 2014, ground chuck cost $3.91 per pound and bacon cost $6.11 per pound.
A decade ago, in June 2004, a pound of ground chuck cost $2.49, which means that the commodity has increased by 57 percent since then. Bacon has increased by 78.7 percent from the $3.42 it cost in June 2004 to the $6.11 it costs now.
In one month, beef increased from $3.85 in May 2014 to $3.91 in June 2014. Bacon increased from $6.05 in May 2014 to $6.11 in June 2014.
Each month, the BLS employs data collectors to visit thousands of retail stores all over the United States to obtain information on the prices of thousands of items to measure changes for the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The CPI is simply the average change over time in prices paid by consumers for a market basket of goods and services.
The BLS found that there was a 0.1 percent change in the food index in June, which tracks foods like meats, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy, as well as many others.“The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased in June, though its 0.2 percent increase was its smallest since December,” stated BLS.
“The index for food at home has increased 2.4 percent over the past year, with the index for meats, poultry, fish and eggs up 7.5 percent,” BLS stated.
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Government says COL increase for SS recipients was 1% but clearly COL has exploded under this administration. This inflation hurts the elderly and poor but does the Democratic Party care? NO. They're to busy bringing more people in so there is less money for US citizens.

Time to change the people that's in charge before they destroy everything.

Edmond, OK

#74680 Jul 22, 2014
UCO Among 'Great Colleges To Work For'

Posted: Jul 22, 2014 1:17 PM CDT
Updated: Jul 22, 2014 1:17 PM CDT
By Associated Press

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EDMOND, Oklahoma - The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Central Oklahoma as one of the "2014 Great Colleges to Work For."
The Edmond-based school was the only higher education institution in the state recognized on the list. This is the sixth time in the past seven years the university has been named to the list.

Central was also among a handful of institutions in the nation given the distinction of being named to the "Honor Roll" for being cited most often among all the recognition categories.

Central joins Duke, Baylor and Notre Dame on the list of the 10 universities named to the large institution honor roll.

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