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Does Marion Berry (AR-01) Accept Federal Farm Subsidies?

So which is it, Congressman? View the following video and referenced articles to find the truth! Marion Berry has long denied that he owns any farms that accept subsidies, yet his response to a question on the topic yesterday seems to contradict this. And the data shows “slick” Berry is may seem more dim witted with age but he has been more than smart enough to fleece the public for years.

  • Blue Dog Berry – Not so Blue With Farm SubsidyKen Cook at Mulch reports: Blue Dogs Are Big Winners In Subsidy-Laden Farm Bill . . .
  • Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry (D) Cashing In on Federal Service . . . receives farm subsidies . . . – Consider if you will, between 1996 and 2000, farm and land-holding companies that Berry owns with relatives in eastern Arkansas have received $750,449 in federal crop subsidies, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture records. . .
  • The Other King of Pork — AR Representative Marion Berry – Congressman Marion Berry (D-AR) promises more pork barrel spending now that the Democrats are in charge of Congress. This is no surprise. Last year, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette wrote, “Arkansas’ Rep. Marion Berry would like to be known as the king of pork. “Nothing would please me more,” he says. . . .
  • BOOT BERRY

    July 30, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

    Americans Afraid of Government Run Health Care

    Bill Smith, ARRA Editor: If the media was reporting the truth – it would have the following headline: “Americans Afraid of Government Health Care.” With the rising outcry by the public, even Democrats are now concerned with the number of their constituents saying hold it — we can’t afford any more debt and why should we trust the government to interfere with and or run private health care. President Obama, Sen. Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi wished to push through national health care quickly. Now they are concerned the delay will allow the truth to be shared.

    One major truth is that the majority of Americans fear the government running anything including their private health care. However, many individuals felt alone in their feeling that things were amiss — after all President Obama continues to hold press conferences demanding that they cooperate and that health care must be changed right now! This same pattern has been previously used with respect to global warming (cap-in-trade), the failed stimulus, and bailing out the banks and auto industry. Everything had to be done quickly without even elected congressional representatives and Senators reading the bills. Unfortunately, Reid and Pelosi are denying almost 40% of the U.S. Senators and 41% of Representatives input to the legislative process other than voting.

    However, with the delay in passage of health care, groups representing the viewpoints of the majority of Americans are getting the word out in spite of the delay in the truth by government influenced media. As an example, consider the CATO Institute which will be releasing an advertising campaign to highlight the under-reported poll data by the media which has really shown that majority of Americans are concerned that current health care reform plans will raise costs, limit choice and reduce the quality of their health care.

    Health care reform is needed. However, reforms that increase the role of government and an already massive federal budget deficit – as many proposals would – are bad medicine. The Cato Institute is undertaking nationwide outreach on how free-market reforms, increased consumer choice, and energized competition – not more government control – improve health care’s quality and affordability. This includes outreach through national newspapers and radio stations, and a new web site of key resources. Below is part of the proposed ad:

    uncle samYour New Doctor?
    What really matters is who decides. Under reform proposals before Congress, government would take over more and more of your health care decisions. Whatever it’s called—socialized medicine . . . government-run health care . . . “a public plan”. . . individual & employer mandates — it’s bad medicine.

    In a recent national survey* 4 out of 5 Americans were concerned that government run health care would:

  • REDUCE HEALTH CARE QUALITY
  • INCREASE COSTS
  • LIMIT CHOICES OF DOCTORS
  • INCREASE THE FEDERAL DEFICIT
  • There is a better, uniquely American solution: freedom. Freedom to choose your doctor and health plan. Freedom to spend your health care dollars as you choose. Freedom to make your own medical decisions. Freedom to keep a health plan you are satisfied with. View Cato’s full page health care reform ad

    July 22, 2009 Posted by | Health Care, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Do we now have an Axis of American Marxists?

    Yesterday, Bill Smith posted here on the situation in Honduras where the leftist President Manuel Zelaya was deposed through a valid, legal, constitutional process.  Our own President now stands shoulder to shoulder with other leftist heads of state in the Americas, like Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.  Smith has a great follow-up post here that explains the removal of Zelaya was no military coup, as President Obama labeled it, but a concerted effort by the Legislative and Judicial branches of the Honduran gov’t that used the military to carry out their consitutional orders to remove the President.

    In light of Obama’s response, his choice of friends, and his efforts to nationalize American industry and distribute our wealth, I think we can now consider him an official member of the Axis of American Marxists.

    June 30, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

    In Honduras, Freedom Restored

    ARRA News The story out of Honduras is that the people of that stalwart little country have now taken it into their own hands to preserve their democracy in the most courageous action since they established their constitutional republic nearly three decades ago. Just as former Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales prepared to seize full power in direct violation of the nation’s Constitution, the military leadership – with the backing of the people – removed him from power.

    Unfortunately, Barak Obama, after encouraging the Zelaya coup with his complicit silence, has now condemned the people’s move to uphold their Constitution and preserve their freedom. And, as expected, the mainstream media has joined Mr. Obama in censuring the restoration of democracy by censoring the full story. Yet, what actually occurred in Honduras is a case study in the survival of freedom against the most oppressive odds.

    Earlier this year, in the face of strong public opposition, Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales declared that he would stage a referendum to have the country’s constitutional term limits law overturned, thereby allowing him to remain indefinitely in power. The people of Honduras had adopted the single, four-year–term limit as part of their Constitution in January of 1982. Significantly, the term limits provision is one of only eight “firm articles,” out of 375. By law, cannot be amended.

    The Supreme Court of Honduras declared the Zelaya referendum unconstitutional, his own Liberal Party came out in strong opposition, and the public overwhelmingly opposed his power grab. Despite this, Zelaya, a leftwing politician with strong ties to Cuba’s Castro and Venezuela’s Chavez, scheduled the referendum for Sunday, June 28. At midnight, Wednesday, June 24, the strong-arm president gave a televised speech accusing his opposition of promoting “destabilization and chaos” by attempting to thwart his unconstitutional referendum.

    As the situation in Honduras continued to deteriorate, the Zelaya’s attorney general called for his ouster; his Defense Minister resigned; he fired the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for stating that he would refuse to send out troops to put down public protests; the chiefs of the army, navy, and air force resigned; and the country’s Supreme Court ordered the nation’s army and police not to support the unconstitutional referendum.

    Through all of this, Barack Obama abetted the Zelaya power grab through his calculated silence. Yet, the brave people of Honduras – enduring almost unfathomable duress – stood firm in support of their Constitution and the term limits embodied in it. Now that the will of the people has triumphed over tragedy, we believe the time has come for Mr. Obama to concede the defeat of his partner and policy, and for the U.S. media to support those who, putting principle above personal safety, have let freedom ring. We applaud the Freedom Fighters of neighboring Honduras. [Source by ALG News]

    June 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

    House Dems to Republicans: Sit down and shut up

    That’s basically what Representative Louise Slaughter(D-NY), Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, said to Representative David Dreier (R-CA) when he wanted to ask questions about upcoming appropriation bills in the House.  “Even the Democrats on the committee were stunned to silence…We knew this day was coming, but it really is a sad day when the Democrats stop any form of questioning between the Republicans and chairmen who are presenting their bills before the committee,” an observer noted.

    Just last month, Obama claimed he expected more bipartisanship and that Americans “want results, not bickering.”  Is it bickering to pose questions when it comes to wasting taxpayer money?  After Joe Biden plainly stated the administration and its Democratic allies in Congress are wasting money, I believe the people want more debate, more questions, and more who are willing to stand up and demand accountability.  But the Democrats’ definition of bipartisanship is for the GOP to lay down and play dead as evidenced by Slaughter’s silencing of Dreier.  Apparently, Democrats have decided recent Republican challenges to their burgeoning spending programs have awaken the American people to the fallacy of their Utopianic promises to tax and spend America into prosperity.  To counter, they result to the totalitarian tactic of silencing all dissenters.

    Just consider what happened Tuesday night at the Capitol and you’ll see this isn’t just an exaggeration by a Right-Wing Extremist.

    Most lawmakers left at 6:30 pm after approving an emergency war spending bill, led to believe by the Democratic leadership that no more votes would occur that night.  But the plan all along was to ensure Republicans wouldn’t get a chance to offer key amendments that Dems didn’t want to see attached to another spending bill.  Almost two hours after being dismissed for the day, lawmakers were suddenly summoned to return for the vote they’d been told would not occur.  Of course not all made it back.  This trickery avoided debate over two key amendments that would have denied federal funding to the criminal organization ACORN, a well-known patron of Democratic candidates.  The third was an amendment to launch an investigation into the House Speaker herself, lying Nancy Pelosi, over her accusations that the CIA lied to her about waterboarding terrorists.  The trickery worked for the tyrannical Dems and debate on the amendments was quashed by a vote of 179-124.  More than 100 Congressmen didn’t get the word and their constituents were disenfranchised by the totalitarian rule of the Democratic majority.

    With an overwhelming majority, the question is “Why do the Democrats have to resort to such tactics?”  The answer is their positions can’t stand public scrutiny.  Recent Republican criticism has pointed out obvious flaws in the Democratic agenda on issues from health care reform to the closing of Gitmo.  Polls are beginning to turn against the party that seeks to ram its Socialist policies down the throats of all Americans and the Dems don’t like it.

    But if they can’t win an honest debate, the Democratic leadership is showing that it can and will resort to tyranny and trickery.

    June 18, 2009 Posted by | Democrats, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Now he wants to be responsible?

    Then-Senator Obama voted for the $700 billion bank bailout

    Then-President-elect Obama called the Bush bailout of GM and Chrysler a necessity.

    President Obama then rushed the massive, pork-laden $787 billion “stimulus” package through Congress.

    President Obama then followed his “stimulus” package with a $3.4 trillion budget that rocketed the federal deficit to $1.8 trillion, four times last year’s record.

    President Obama has demanded Congress complete work on his health care reform plan, that nobody can accurately calculate the cost for, by August.

    President Obama also sunk more billions of taxpayer dollars into the two failed American auto manufacturers in a Socialist venture that’s more than likely going to cost billions more.

    This President has, without a doubt, proven himself the most fiscally irresponsible leader of the free world in history. And he’s achieved all of that in his first 5 months in office.

    Then today, unbelievably, this same not-quite-a-closet Socialist had the audacity to suggest we adhere to a pay-as-you-go policy because that’s the responsible thing to do. What does this man know about fiscal responsibility? From everything he’s done in his first months on the job, the answer is obvious. Nothing.

    He must really believe the American people are drooling fools, willing to believe anything he says, regardless of his actions. He and his team have proven themselves to be economic illiterates and/or outright thieves. Thieves of future generations’ ability to avail themselves of the opportunity to realize the American dream. If his overly optimistic projections of returns on his spending squandering of citizens’ cash had come from a fortune cookie or a 900-number psychic, they’d likely be more realistic. He has placed a yoke across the shoulders of the American taxpayers, their children, and grandchildren that will act as an anchor as they try to eke out a living as his piles of newly printed money become worth less and less. And what have we gained?

    The President claims to have “saved or created” 150,000 jobs over the same period when more than 3 million have joined the ranks of the unemployed. He recently promised to create 600,000 more “stimulus” jobs over the summer, but more and more are laid off.  The President’s projected peak for the unemployment rate has already been surpassed and may yet get worse, but the MSM refuses to press Obama or his press secretary Robert Gibbs when they throw out such numbers and the administration has yet to explain exactly how they arrived at their figures.

    The reality is Obama’s “stimulus” failed to stimulate the economy. His idea that frivolous government spending could create jobs proved flawed. The American people were duped into paying for the Left’s liberal agenda to socialize the American economy by the smooth-talking, teleprompter-dependent Chicago shyster and his Democratic cohorts in the House and Senate. And still he demands more.

    And at the same time tells us he now wants responsibility.  If you believe that, you’re probably in the market for some beach front property in Arizona.

    June 9, 2009 Posted by | Obama, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment