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Arizona Becomes 1st US State to Make THIS Change to Welfare… Freeloaders Hardest Hit

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This is from Conservative Tribune.

Obama would never make these kinds of reforms as they are racist don’t you know.

That's Racist!

Prolonged receipt of government assistance can breed dependence and drain vital resources from the public coffer. The state of Arizona, for instance, now faces a $1 billion deficit because of entitlement spending run amok.

“We had dug ourselves into a hole, and you can’t build anything on a hole,” state Sen. Kelli Ward explained to reporters.

The key therefore is to fill the hole, which is exactly why the Arizona legislature just passed a bill that reduced the state’s lifetime limit for welfare benefits from two years to one.

This made Arizona’s lifetime welfare limit the most stringent in the nation. In fact, most states offered a ridiculous limit of five years, meaning welfare recipients could leech off the system for half a decade.

According to Yahoo News, the change was expected to drop a minimum of 1,600 families from the public dole by July 1, 2016. It will also help the state save $4 million per year.

The bill allows for exceptions to be granted for those who show good reason why they cannot work to support themselves.

State lawmakers also passed a bill that not only forces Medicaid recipients to get a job, but also cuts the Medicaid lifetime limit down to five years.

They did this because they reportedly believed that “welfare, Medicaid and other public assistance programs are crutches that keep the poor from getting back on their feet and achieving their potential.”

“I hope that the federal government takes a cue from Arizona and tries to get things under control,” Ward told reporters after the bill was passed (H/T BizPac Review).

She added, “We keep kicking the can down the road, and it’s not good for our citizens.”

Of course, the federal deficit made Arizona state’s deficit look like chump change. Furthermore, the number of Americans partaking in food stamp benefits has exceeded 46 million for over three years.

If President Barack Obama were to follow Arizona’s lead, we could conceivably begin to get our fiscal house in order. Unfortunately, he prefers being lazy on the job and basically kicking the can down the road.

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In These 13 States, Gas Is Selling for Below $2 a Gallon

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This is from The Daily Signal.

In my part of Indiana gas is still $2.39.9 per gallon.

Yet 92.4 miles away in Franklin, Indiana gas is $1.87.9 per gallon. 

 

 

Just two weeks ago, a sole gas station in Oklahoma swept headlines for dropping gas prices below $2 a gallon. Today, 13 states have joined that list, and the trend is expanding.

Gas for less than $1.90 a gallon can be found in at least one station in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio, according to CNN. CNN cites 10 additional states– Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia– that now have gas below $2 a gallon.

“What we’re seeing is markets at work,” Heritage Foundation economist Nick Loris said. “Significant increases in supply and a relatively weak demand is lowering prices not just at the pump, but for most of the goods and services we pay for.”

The national average has dipped to $2.55 a gallon, marking the lowest drop since October 2009, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. Just a year ago, that average was $3.23.

“Oil prices are plunging because there is so much oil in the market,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a press release. “It’s unclear exactly how long this will continue, but gas prices will keep falling as long as oil prices do.”

Jenkins said oil prices are predicted to continue dropping through the first half of next year, increasing the “likelihood of $2 gasoline.”

CNN partially attributes this drop in prices to decreased oil demand because of the “economic slowdowns” across Europe and Asia along with increasingly fuel-efficient vehicles.

Another key reason for the drop is the increase in U.S. output. Domestic oil production is at a three-decade high, contributing to the increase in supply and driving down costs.

But Loris cautions against celebrating too soon.

“The falling prices are certainly a welcome relief,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean policymakers should ignore the government-imposed regulations and restrictions that artificially inflate prices and prevent markets from working more efficiently.”

 

 

 

Florida Governor Signs Bill to Expand Stand Your Ground Law in the Sunshine State

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This is from Guns Save Lives.

How long before the race baiter twins and the left start whining  about this law expansion is racist?

 

 

 

The media coverage given to the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case, and the attention paid to Florida’s “stand your ground” law, resulted in the legislature considering flaws in the law. They passed a reform bill that was signed by Governor Rick Scott yesterday, 20 June, 2014. From tallahassee.com:

The legislation, which marks one of the most significant changes to the state’s self-defense laws since the 2012 killing of teenager Trayvon Martin, was one of nearly 60 bills signed by Scott on Friday.

The state mandatory sentencing law, the “10-20-life” law, was being used by some prosecutors to obtain plea bargains from people who had attempted to defend themselves, but had not shot anyone. The case of Marissa Alexander was one that caught the media attention. Marrisa claimed that she fired a shot that qualified under the “stand your ground” law, but a judge ruled otherwise. She faced a mandatory 10 years in jail.

The new law allows people to threaten the use of deadly force, even to the point of firing shots that do not hit anyone, to claim the “stand your ground” defense, and not be subject to the mandatory “10-20-life” sentencing. A similar law was passed in Arizona to ensure thatthe defensive display of a weapon would be legal.

The vast majority of defensive uses of firearms involve the display of the gun without a shot being fired, so it makes sense to clarify that less than lethal defensive uses are legitimate.

The Arizona law was passed because one of the first prosecutions of a person who had a concealed carry permit, involved a permit holder who defended themselves by displaying their defensive firearm. The aggressors in the case had also called the police after being thwarted in their attack. It is not uncommon for criminals to use the criminal justice system as a means of revenge. They often understand the system better than most citizens, and how to manipulate it to their advantage.

Fortunately, in the Arizona case, there was a third 911 call that was independent of the two involved parties. It confirmed the version of events given by the permit holder, but was not revealed by the prosecution until just before the trial was to begin.

The aggressors in the incident were never charged.

The reform signed into law by Governor Scott has a good chance of saving lives. It confirms that citizens have the legal option of using the deterrent effect of a firearm instead of a black and white choice of no use of the firearm or full use of deadly force. In this, it conforms to reality. Firearms are used for deterrence by defenders about 1000 times as often as they are used to kill. Most aggressors do not want to be shot, and most attacks stop when a firearm is displayed. Ensuring that law abiding citizens have and understand that option is a good thing.

©2013 by Dean Weingarten of Gun Watch: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.

Flashback: Obama ‘unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution’

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This is from Liberty UnYielding.

If you believe Obama saying he actually respects the Constitution.

Then I have the deal of  the century it is some ocean front property in Arizona plus if you buy the property for cash only.

But wait for $10.00 more I will include the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

President Obama is not exactly known for being consistent on issues. Some of his more egregious statements are pretty well known, such as his stated position in 2003 on nationalizing health care, for example:

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan. A single payer, health care plan, Universal health care plan, that is what I would like to see. But as you all know, we may not get there immediately…”  Barack Obama, March, 2003

Other oft-quoted creepy quotes include his statement on a “civilian national security force,” (By the way, did you know that this quote was “off-script”? He actually deviated from his speech on that one):

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

Or how about his whispered statement to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on his “flexibility after the election.”

But there are some that you may not remember.

Liberty Unyielding is here to remind you:

“I am a big believer in our constitutional structure. I mean, I’m a law professor at the University of Chicago teaching constitutional law. I am a great admirer of our founding charter, and its resolve to prevent theocracies from forming, and its resolve to prevent disruptive strains of fundamentalism from taking root in this country.” Barack Obama, March, 2004

“When we run our budget into red ink for things that we want instead of things that we need, we’re indicating that we’re not yet full-grown.” Barack Obama, June 2006

“But I don’t think we are going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately, there’s going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out, or 15 years out, or 20 years out.” – Barack Obama at SEIU Health Care Forum,  March, 2007

“I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution,” Obama told an audience at a campaign fundraiser. “I believe in an attorney general who is actually the people’s lawyer, not the president’s lawyer.” – Barack Obama on George Bush, 2007

“I don’t want Bush-Cheney lite…I want a fundamental change.” Barack Obama referring to Hillary Clinton, 2007

“We are at the same levels of violence now that we were back in June of 2006.” Barack Obama on Troop Surge in Iraq in 2007

“As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms. But just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right, in the same way that we have a right to private property but local governments can establish zoning ordinances that determine how you can use it.”  – Barack Obama, April 2008

“What I said was, I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.” – Barack Obama, April 2008 (Reminds me of this)

“And you don’t increase spending, unless you’re eliminating some spending or you’re finding some new revenue. That’s how we got an additional $4 trillion worth of debt under George Bush. That is helping to undermine our economy. And it’s going to change when I’m president of the United States.”  – Barack Obama, April 2008

“Are they living in a country where we are hated around the world because we don’t cooperate with other countries as effectively as we should? Are they living in a country where they are threatened by terrorism and a nuclear explosion could happen in a major American city? Are they living in a country in which because of a lack of sensible energy we are not only ransoming our future, but we’re also threatening the very livelihood of the planet?” Barack Obama on the futures of his daughters in America, 2008

“…no one’s more mindful than me of the fact that we can’t have a bill that simply blows up an additional entitlement that’s not paid for…Congress needs to know that when I say this has to be deficit neutral, I mean it.” Obama on Affordable Care Act, 2009

Watch this video for more….

Bonus!

Some statements made by Democrats about high gas prices under George W. Bush:

 
Read more at http://libertyunyielding.com/2014/02/09/flashback-obama-unlike-current-president-actually-respect-constitution/#6ZOU13oeKltMEtO7.99

 

Giffords Creates New Gun Control PAC

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This is from NewsMax.

Gabby The Media Whore is trying for fifteen more minutes

of fame.

I am sorry she was shot but she can not blame all gun owners

for the actions of one loon.

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona has created a political action committee to back candidates no matter what their party affiliation as long as they support tougher gun control measures.

The Arizona Democrat has transferred the almost $300,000 balance from her dormant congressional campaign account to the Rights and Responsibilities PAC, Politico reported Friday.

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia are expected to be among the first beneficiaries of her PAC money. The two senators coauthored the bipartisan gun control bill that would have expanded background checks to all commercial gun sales. The measure failed in the Senate earlier this year.

Giffords gave money to Manchin’s re-election campaign out of her congressional funds a few months ago. She also donated money to two other senators who supported the Manchin-Toomey measure — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina.

Giffords became a victim of gun violence in January 2011 when she was shot in the head outside of a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz., where she was meeting with constituents.

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/US/giffords-pac-guns-control/2013/12/06/id/540458#ixzz2mwheyK7N
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Proposed Law Would Fine Ohio Cities Into Obeying Firearms Laws

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This is from Ammo Land.

I say Bravo to the State of Ohio for standing up to

the regimes in the anti gun cities.

I am glad to see the loophole in the law being closed.

These anti gun regimes have been abusing the law.

 

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- As with most states, Ohio pre-empts  local governments from enacting gun ordinances that are stricter than state law.

To allow such laws would make the exercise of second amendment rights a legal minefield, as it would be practically impossible to keep up with hundreds of variations in the law that could make a perfectly legal act on one side of the street a serious crime on the other side.

Cleveland challenged the law in 2010, claiming that “home rule” prevented the state from restraining the cities power.   The Ohio supreme court upheld earlier  rulings in favor of state authority to protect second amendment and state constitutional rights.

Many local governments continued to keep laws that infringed on second amendment rights on the books, producing a chilling effect on the exercise of those rights.   A provision in the statute provided for the recovery of costs and attorney’s fees when cities were sued, to provide incentive for them to follow the law.

Several cities changed their local ordinances as a result.   But some cities learned to exercise a loophole in the law in order to discourage further lawsuits.  They refused to change the law, fighting the effort in court until the last minute, wasting city resources and costing those challenging their illegal practices as much money as possible.  Then, before a court ruling was made, they would repeal the statute, preventing the plaintiff from recouping any costs or attorney’s fees.

As part of a number of reforms Ohio gun laws proposed in House Bill 203, the bill would change to law to close this loophole.

Once sued, cities would be subject to a $100 a day fee if they lost the lawsuit or repealed the ordinance.

While $100 a day is only a fraction of the cost of one city worker per day,  it provides some reimbursement of the costs of funding the lawsuit and provides and incentive to prevent the city from delaying the action as long as possible.

Other reforms included in House Bill 203 include reform of Ohio self defense law to bring it into concurrence with most other states (Stand Your Ground provision),  and reforms of the Ohio Concealed Carry permit law.

©2013 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.
Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973.  He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation

Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2013/12/proposed-law-would-fine-ohio-cities-into-obeying-firearms-laws/#ixzz2mkrl4FWw
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EXCLUSIVE: SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO LAUGHS AT HUFFINGTON POST THANKSGIVING HIT PIECE

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This is from Breitbarts Big Journalism.

If you can’t do the time don’t do the crime.

You want a turkey with all of the fixings for your

Thanksgiving dinner do not commit crimes.

America needs more Sheriff’s like Joe Arpaio.

 

The Huffington Post was none too pleased with Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio over his cost-cutting efforts with his county jail’s Thanksgiving Day menu.

“Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal,” author Shadee Ashtari cried. She then went on to quote an anonymous jail employee from another state entirely who allegedly spends 48 cents more per prisoner meal: “We don’t want to release angry inmates.”

Sheriff Joe spoke with me Friday and laughed: “I’m concerned because the meals had gone up a little,” he said. “These people are in jail for committing crimes.” The Sheriff went further and stated: “These people are lucky they get to eat their turkey-flavored soy substance. It’s Thanksgiving, so I gave them them a turkey-flavored meal.”

“Look,” he said. “We have one of the largest county jails in the country. We serve about 20,000 meals per day. Whatever we do costs our taxpayers a lot of money.”

The Sheriff said he intended to take the matter even further: “I’m going to go vegetarian with these guys.” He added: “That’s where the real savings will be.”

“I put American flags in each cell and we listen to the Star-Spangled Banner each day. We also play God Bless America.” He also said his inmates suffer strict consequences if they deface or destroy the American flag in their cells. He stated: “If they damage the flag, they go on a bread and water diet. We have about ten inmates who had to eat bread and water today.”

Another effort Sheriff Joe has in mind will likely upset his detractors even more; namely, Arpaio intends to begin separating U.S. military veterans from other inmates. “These guys served our country,” he explained. “I want them to have special training, job programs, I want to have a program that helps them get jobs after they serve their time,” he said.

Sheriff Joe added: “I’m sure any effort to house veterans separately from the others will get the ACLU [American Civil Liberties Union] after me again, but these guys fought for our country and I want to do something for them.

 

McCain: People Want Me to Run for President Again

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This is from Minutemen News.

Not only is John McCain a RINO he is delusional.

The emails John mentioned were most likely were

from his wife and children.

The want his delusional old ass out of the house.

 

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said over the weekend that he’s getting lots of pressure to run for president again, but that “it’s not on my radar.”

McCain said previously that he’s considering running for reelection when his Senate seat is up in 2016, when he will be 80 years old.

From the Arizona Republic:

“Particularly since the shutdown, I’ve had a spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls saying, ‘Run for president again,’” McCain told The Arizona Republic. “As you know, I’m seriously thinking about running for re-election to the Senate. But I think, in the words of the late Morris K. Udall, as far as my presidential ambitions are concerned, ‘The people have spoken — the bastards.’”

In his book Too Funny To Be President, Udall, D-Ariz., attributed the quote to California Democrat Dick Tuck. Udall unsuccessfully sought the 1976 Democratic nomination for president.

While even McCain agrees that another presidential candidacy seems far-fetched, Bruce Merrill, a veteran Arizona political scientist and pollster, told The Republic he has fielded multiple calls from out-of-state reporters this year investigating the possibility. McCain was critical of the GOP strategy to try to defund President Barack Obama’s health-care law, resulting in a partial government shutdown. McCain emerged with better national poll numbers than others associated with the crisis, including “tea party”-style U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Read More:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/

 

Arizona Concealed Carrier Stops Possible Mass Shooting by Shooting Man Armed With a Rifle

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This is from Guns Saves Lifes.

A more accurate headline would be a mass murder was

prevented by Arizona Concealed Carrier.

This story will see little or no coverage by the Obama Media.

 

This is a story of a mass shooting that might have been if not for the efforts of a concealed carrier. However, don’t expect to see this story on the national news since there were no fatalities.

Several guests, in their 20′s and 30′s were attending a party at a Glendale, AZ home when one of the guests, identified only as a 27 year old male, got into an altercation with several people at the home.

The 27 year old was asked to leave, which he initially did. However, shortly thereafter, the 27 year old returned, this time armed with a rifle.

The suspected shooter fired rounds off outside the home and when he pointed the gun at other guests, a 39 year old guest drew a concealed handgun and fired on the suspect, who was hit by the gunfire.

The concealed carrier waited for police, explained what happened and was released after giving a statement to police.

According to AZCentral.com,

The shooter has been cooperative with investigators, she said. He was questioned and released by detectives.

“This is standard procedure under these type of circumstances,” Breeden said. “Information and evidence detectives have gathered leads them to believe the 27-year-old was not only firing his rifle, endangering partygoers, but also pointed the weapon at other partygoers, endangering them, prior to the 39-year-old displaying a weapon and shooting the 27-year-old.”

The shooter is being treated for injuries described as potentially life threatening at an area hospital.

We of course have no way to know how many lives were saved by the actions of the man carrying a handgun, however, based on the actions of the suspect prior to being shot I think we can safely conclude he did not return to the party with honorable intentions.

No license is required to carry a handgun a in the state of Arizona.

Sources: AZCentral.comAZFamily.com

 

John McCain Attacks His Own Party… Again: ‘GOP Should Be Embarrassed Over Shut Down’

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This is from Mr.Conservative.

Attention voters in the state of Arizona it is time to retire John McCain.

While he has served America honorably in the Navy.

But now he has become an embarrassment to the people of Arizona. 

Senator John McCain (RINO, Arizona) is at it again, attacking his own side instead of attacking his buddies the Democrats. This time McCain is screaming that the GOP should be ashamed of itself over the shut down… you know, the one that is Obama’s fault? Yeah, that one.

(See also: McCain: “In The United States Senate, We Will Not Repeal, Or Defund, Obamacare. We Will Not.”)

The 2008 loser has spent the last ten or so years cozying up to the left and trying to be loved by the left-wing media by slamming anything conservative. He’s attacked Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee repeatedly, sided with the Democrats at every opportunity, and has even been seen as a frequent dinner guest with President Obama. Now he’s at it again trying to pin the shut down on the GOP.

Does anyone remember when John McCain was a Republican?

We can always trust John McCain to speak out against conservatives and he didn’t disappoint this time saying that because of the shut down Congress was operating on “blood relatives and paid staffers.” Poor babies. Meanwhile Obama’s policies are the cause most of the rest of us to lose our jobs and out health care insurance… but McLame doesn’t seem to mind all that, I guess.

Then he screeched, “Shouldn’t we be embarrassed about this? Shouldn’t we be ashamed?”

Then he attacked conservatives that want to put as many road blocks in front of the disastrous Obamacare law as possible.

“Somehow, to think that we are going to repeal Obamacare, which would have required 67 Republican votes, of course, was a false premise, and I think did the American people a great disservice by convincing them that somehow we could,” McCain slobbered.

Then this hypocrite pretended he was a statesman saying, “Stop attacking each other and impugning people’s integrity and honor!”

This from the guy that has spent ten years calling conservatives all sorts of names and on the floor of the Senate at that.

(See also: Arizona Conservatives Look To Recall Sen. McCain)

The FACT is, we wouldn’t be having this shut down argument if the Democrats had fulfilled their mandated duty under the U.S. Constitution (that old thing?) and passed a yearly budget. This argument is a result of the Democrats refusing to do their duty and pass a budget. It really is that simple.

This idiot needs to retire. Go away RINO McCain. And take your halwit daughter with you.

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