Saturday, February 6, 2016


Published on Feb 6, 2016
On February 5th in Manchester, NH, Richard Reeves questioned Marco Rubio on his support for the TPA (and subsequently the TPP). Watch as Rubio squirms to come up with the same lie he presents to the American public. Back in 2015, in a speech before the CFR, Rubio could not have been a bigger proponent of granting Obama the 'Fast-track' authority to ram through any version of Obamatrade into international law. Many of the bills currently proposed under Obamatrade would effectively hinder American sovereignty, and grant large corporations a foothold for global governance. When grilled with the question Rubio could only deny his support which, at best, amounts to a big fat lie- which begs the question, what does Rubio want YOU to forget most?

Why So Secret? After Weeks of Stonewalling, Rubio Claims He Read Obamatrade, 

But Hides Proof

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
s office claims—while refusing to answer questions—that the senator read Obamatrade before voting for cloture on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) the second time in the Senate.

It is also continuing to refuse to answer questions about whether the Senator read Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before voting for TPA the first time, in late May. The lack of a direct answer leaves the impression that he didn’t.
During the post-Obamacare world, a lawmaker’s claim to the public—to the voters one represents in Congress—that he’s read a bill is a solemn vow that he did his job as an elected official.
During the course of the fight on the “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill, Rubio and his office repeatedly got into trouble, making claims to conservative outlets and media figures that were then proven false. National Review even published a cover story entitled “Rubio’s Folly” that highlighted false claims about the bill that he made to them and others.
Now Rubio’s political reputation may hinge on whether he actually read the full Obamatrade bill before voting to give the president vast powers. But the Florida senator currently refuses to answer detailed questions, answers to which could prove one way or the other if he actually did his homework—or if he just voted for the talking points rather than the bill itself.
Rubio says he made the decision to be the 60th and crucial-to-passage yes vote for Obamatrade because he supports expanding free trade, but his team consistently refuses to answer detailed questions that would verify whether Rubio in fact read the bill.
On Tuesday afternoon, Breitbart News reported that Rubio did not read the text of the TPP before he supported the cloture measure on TPA.
That story developed over weeks, as Rubio’s office has consistently and repeatedly refused to answer the simple question of whether he had visited the secretive room inside the Capitol where lawmakers are allowed to read the TPP text.
The first time Breitbart News asked Rubio’s office about this was back in early May for a story published May 7, in which only two GOP senators—
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
said they went to the room to read TPP. Rubio and his team ended up giving off the public impression at that time that the senator had not read the TPP text.
Then, again in the first week of June, Breitbart News asked Rubio’s office, 
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
’s office, 
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
s office, and 
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
’s office if they had read it. Paul and Cruz both had before voting on TPA the first time, but Rubio and Graham both again chose to give off the public impression they voted for something they hadn’t read.

Over the course of this timeframe, Breitbart News asked Rubio and his team time and time again whether he read TPP. Multiple reporters—not just this one—from Breitbart News asked the question. Rubio’s team refuses to answer.

Staff members are not allowed to go in unless they have high enough security clearances and enter the room with a member of Congress. There’s a similar room on both the House and Senate side of the Capitol.
Having failed to visit the room would mean that Rubio definitely did not read the text of the TPP. But, just because he went to the room doesn’t mean he read the full text.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who visited the room to read the text before he voted time and again against Obamatrade, told Breitbart News in several interviews about it. The text of the TPP deal is about 800 pages long. It would have taken at least a full business day, probably more like two or three, to read the entire deal. Rubio, to have read the full TPP deal before voting for it, would have had to spend that full timeframe in the room.
After Tuesday’s Breitbart News story, Rubio’s office called Breitbart News to provide comment.
“I can confirm Senator Rubio read the TPP text weeks ago,” Rubio spokeswoman Brooke Sammon said in an email.
In addition, Sammon provided a quote from Rubio himself supporting Obamatrade:
Trade Promotion Authority is a key component to advancing U.S. international trade goals, opening new markets to American goods and services, and ensuring continued American leadership in Asia and Europe. Renewing TPA will allow the U.S. to compete in the global marketplace, thus helping to grow our economy and create new opportunities for American workers and businesses.
In response to those quotes, Breitbart News sent Sammon seven follow-up questions, most of which Breitbart News has been asking Rubio’s office for weeks.
First, Breitbart News asked Sammon when Rubio went to the room to read the text of the TPP. Sammon had said “weeks ago,” but that could mean after the first TPA vote in the Senate—cloture for which, the vote that matters, was on May 21—or it could mean before it.
Sammon’s statement is vague enough that it could mean in mid June—since Rubio’s second vote for TPA was not until June 23—or she could mean mid-May or late May. But even before that, Rubio offered public support for trade deals. It’s unclear—but certainly relevant—when Rubio went to the room.
In late April, Rubio wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal offering his public support for TPA and TPP. Rubio wrote of his belief in “three pillars to an Asia policy for a new American century.”
“To this end, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), discussed between President Obama and Prime Minister Abe this week, will further our strategic goals in Asia and increase prosperity at home,” Rubio wrote on April 29.
He continued:
It will advance economic liberty and unleash free-market forces in the world’s most dynamic region. It will create the opportunity for emerging economies to become the next “tigers” of Asia and enhance linkages between nations in the Western Hemisphere and East Asia. Concluding TPP will require the passage of Trade Promotion Authority by the Congress. Our foreign trading partners like Japan need to have confidence that American presidents can deliver on free trade. Once we pass Trade Promotion Authority we can finish negotiating a pact that will help build a network of Pacific economies based on competition, the rule of law and free markets.
We don’t know whether he read the deal before writing that piece, or before May 13, when he made TPA, TPP, and T-TIP centerpieces of his foreign policy and his 2016 presidential campaign in a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) event.
At that time, Rubio endorsed TPA, TPP, and T-TIP—even though here’s no legal way Rubio could have even seen T-TIP to know what it would mean.
“Millions of the best jobs in this new century will depend on international trade,” Rubio said in remarks at CFR while being interviewed by CBS News’ Charlie Rose.“It is more important than ever that Congress give the president trade promotion authority so that he can finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.”
The second question Breitbart News followed up to Sammon with—and it’s perhaps more important than the first one—is how long exactly Rubio spent in the room reading the text of the TPP deal.
At an estimate of a minute per page, that would be between 13 and 14 hours. That may be a generous estimate, since the text is what Sen. Paul told Breitbart News is “government speak.”
That means a candidate for the presidency of the United States would have had to suspend his campaign for at least a couple days to go read a secret trade deal text. It’s up to Rubio and his team to come up with evidence to prove he did his job as a senator.
The third question Sammon refuses to answer is whether Rubio brought any staff with him and, if so, which staffers. The only way a staffer could brief the senator on the deal would be if the staffer had been in the room with him reading the text.
The fourth question Sammon refuses to answer focused on why Rubio’s office—if he did in fact go read the TPP text “weeks ago”—has consistently and repeatedly refused to answer Breitbart News’ questions on this matter.
The fifth question Sammon refuses to answer is whether Rubio took notes in the room. Of course, if he did, they would have been destroyed before he left the room because he wouldn’t—or his staff who may have been with him wouldn’t—have been allowed to to take them out.
The sixth question Sammon refuses to answer is whether Rubio wants the secret log that keeps track of which members of Congress—and any staffers who accompanied them—visited the secret room to read the text of the TPP deal before voting for TPA to become available to the public so Americans nationwide can know which of their members of Congress knew what they were talking about when they voted for or against Obamatrade.
Breitbart News can confirm such a log is kept on the Senate side and there probably is an identical one on the House side—though the sergeant-at-arms in the House refused to confirm it.
The seventh and final question Sammon refuses to answer is whether he read the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) text before voting for TPA.
With regard to those other two trade deals, TPA would fast-track and make likely their final passage, even though the text of those is currently being withheld entirely from Congress. Not even lawmakers are allowed to read either of them, and they are entirely secretive at this time.
That’s a major concern, because a WikiLeaks document dump of TiSA documents uncovered several serious concerns with Obamatrade, specifically the question of how these trade deals would handle immigration policy and healthcare policy and how such matters among others would be handled on the world stage in the new global governance structure that these deals would create.
One senator who’s read as much of the trade deals as it’s possible to read is Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). The Alabama Republican is a proponent of free trade, so he’s been leading a charge inside Congress to expose Obamatrade’s shortcomings.
In several critical alerts he’s issued to the public and to his colleagues over recent weeks, he noted how this structure would create a global governance that includes 90 percent of the entire planet’s gross domestic product. Sessions explains that a vote for TPA is a vote for TPP, for TiSA, and for T-TIP.
No trade deal has ever been stopped once it started on a fast track—although 

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
ddid take a bill at the end of the George W. Bush administration off fast-track, and then pass it, just to spite Bush—so voting for TPA is voting for TPP, along with related legislation that is sure to follow. So while Rubio may claim he can vote against those deals later, by voting to support TPA, he made it almost certain those deals will be enacted as take a bill at the end of the George W. Bush administration off fast-track, and then pass it, just to spite Bush—so voting for TPA is voting for TPP, along with related legislation that is sure to follow. So while Rubio may claim he can vote against those deals later, by voting to support TPA, he made it almost certain those deals will be enacted as well.

“It is essential that there be no misunderstanding: fast-track preapproves the formation of not only the unprecedentedly large Trans-Pacific Partnership, but an unlimited number of such agreements over the next six years,” Sessions said before the House vote last week in one such statement.
Those pacts include three of the most ambitious ever contemplated. After TPP comes the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union, followed by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), seeking as one its goals labor mobility among more than 50 nations. Together, these three international compacts encompass three-fourths of the world’s GDP. Including the nations whose membership is being courted for after enactment, the countries involved would encompass nearly 90 percent of global GDP. Yet, through fast-track, Congress will have authorized the President to ink these deals before a page of them has been made public. Then, the Executive sends Congress ‘implementing’ legislation to change U.S. law—legislation which cannot be amended, cannot be filibustered, and will not be subjected to the Constitutional requirement for a two-thirds treaty vote.
After refusing to answer the follow-up questions from Breitbart News, Rubio literally ducked reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday. According to Politico, Rubio snuck into Congress and then ran away from a reporter who found him.
“Marco Rubio entered the first floor of the Senate, sneaking up a back stairwell to cast his biggest vote of the year: advancing President Barack Obama’s trade agenda,” Politico’s Manu Raju wrote on Tuesday evening. “The Florida Republican stayed on the Senate floor for a minute, then darted down a staircase, ignoring questions about conservative criticism of a bill some on the right have derisively dubbed ‘Obamatrade.'”
“Not today,” Rubio replied as Raju wrote “he rushed out of the Senate.”
Marco Rubio has worked to rebuild credibility with conservatives over the two years since he partnered with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)—the lead Democrat messenger in the Senate—on the Gang of Eight amnesty, but by and large he has failed.
“I continue to believe our system needs to be reformed and I’ve learned in the last year that because of such an incredible distrust of the federal government no matter who’s in charge, the only way you’re going to be able to deal with this issue is by first securing the border and ensuring that illegal immigration is under control,” Rubio said in an interview with this reporter back in August last year. In that interview, Rubio also attacked Obama’s executive amnesty. But he now says he won’t undo it on day one as president—effectively undercutting himself again.
That’s not the only place where Rubio’s showing he’s rattled. National Review printed Team Rubio’s statements that they tried to get published in Breitbart News without answers to these critical questions verbatim, and without pressing him for follow-up.
Rubio himself tweeted the National Review article from his personal Twitter account at least twice on Wednesday, claiming again that he did in fact read the text of the TPP — without answering key questions about when he visited the room, for how long he was in there, and how he managed to take at least a couple days off from his U.S. Senate work and campaigning to spend reading the text of TPP.


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By Anita Hoge
February 6, 2016
His Scary Federal Education “Choice” as a Civil Right, His Fake Repeal of Common Core, and His Phony Support of Homeschools Revealed.
Ted Cruz forces Common Core onto every private, religious, and homeschool in his proposed S 306 with Federal Choice (which is NO choice at all).
Explaining the Disastrous Impact of Ted Cruz's S 306 and His Federal Choice.

 Common Core sets the stage for ALL children to be identified as “At-Risk” in public schools under Title I. This is now a given since the Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA, was passed in December. ESSA was a bill sponsored by two establishment Republicans, Sen. Lamar Alexander and Rep. Kline. A “school wide” Title I banner means that Common Core now covers the entire school, and every child will receive a blanket of supports, techniques, and interventions that will force every child into compliance to meet Common Core standards.
 Sen. Ted Cruz's S 306 uses these Title I school-wide federal funds to identify and follow the child. S 306 expands “portable” funding to every child, which means they will take “public school choice” with them into any private or religious school. This means every child is “At-Risk or becoming At-Risk” of not meeting Common Core. This baggage then goes with the child into that private or religious school. This baggage includes psychological supports and interventions carried out by IDEA (Individual With Disabilitites Education Act), which is the Special Education behavioral conditioning for all students to meet Common Core non-academic standards.
 Sen. Ted Cruz’s S 306 Federal so-called “Choice” funds are “portable,” meaning a Title I child takes his/her funds with them to any school. The “portable” funds “follow the child.” This means that schools will no longer be funded as they have been in the past. Rather, children are funded. This eliminates zip codes as a destination for a better local school. “Equitable” funding means schools will “spread the Common Core wealth around” and that all schools must be the same.
 The “portable” funds following the child amount to a “micro-voucher” for every child. This is used as a backpack of funds which includes a per pupil expenditure so that every child receives an equal amount of money. An algorithm is designed by the Federal IES, Institute for Educational Science, to determine regional “equity.” Federal, state, and local funds combined are deposited into an education savings account, called an ESA, used for school tuition and Common Core services at any school or even online. The State decides what is qualified as Common Core and aligns all curriculum with Common Core. The State is the overseer of this federal financial assistance accountability. Thus “choice,” in essence, is no choice, just Common Core in any school for every child.
 Sen. Ted Cruz’s S 306 appears to eliminate the church/state controversy when the funds “follow the child.” The “portable” micro-vouchers are given to parents to use in any private and religious school that accept Title I children with their allotted micro-voucher in hand. Schools do not receive money from the government, but receive the money from parents. So it deceptively looks like parental freedom of “choice.” But it is not.
 Sen. Ted Cruz redefines a homeschool as a private school, thereby forcing homeschooled children to come under the federal Title I net which mandates Common Core. A homeschool can set up a micro-voucher ESA, education savings account, and collect the same federal, state, and local funds to use to teach their child/children Common Core. Or use an ESA in any public, charter, private, religious school, or online class which must align to Common Core.
 Sen. Ted Cruz eliminates the cap on ESA's in order to accept ALL funds that mandate services AND support interventions to meet Common Core. These services and supports are used in order to make sure that every child's personalized career pathway conforms to Common Core. The government micro-voucher, which becomes substantial by including ALL funds, are deposited into this Lifelong Learning ESA backpack. This wide array of funds is the carrot for parents to support what they think is Choice, but no one explains to parents that there is Common Core baggage attached to the funds. This personalized plan is NOT for your child to reach his/her potential, but only to acquire Common Core standards!
 Services, supports, and interventions are defined, funded and carried out under IDEA, special educationALL children get the same Common Core poison including the controversial psychological/behavioral treatment. You see, Common Core measures and scores non-academic government-prescribed attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions. A student must meet these pre-determined psychological outcomes. Psych interventions are defined as: positive behavior intervention and supports, multi-tiered and school-wide tiered system of supports, response to intervention, early intervening supports, and universal design for learning. These are all mandated in federal legislation, the Republican establishment’s ESSA. Mental health psychological coding is a must for reimbursement of funding treatment.
 Sen. Ted Cruz changes 529 plans to accept all children from birth up to age 21, or the entire Common Core/Mental Health/Healthcare P-20 agenda. 529 plans are converted into Lifelong Learning micro-vouchers, deposited into ESA backpacks. Cruz's Federal “Choice” will fund Common Core/Mental Health for ALL children. including free universal Pre-K, free federal “choice” in any elementary and secondary school, and 2 free years of community or vocational college. Lifelong Learning micro-voucher backpacks will extend the entire school life of a child until age 21. This mimics the same socialized education/healthcare proposal from President Obama's State of the Union Address!
 THE DREADFUL IMPACT OF SEN. TED CRUZ'S CHOICE: Local taxes will no longer support your neighborhood local public school when “follow the child funding” is directed to multiple schools through so-called choice. What happens to your local public school where you have duly-elected representative school board members who are accountable to citizens in your district? This whole plan collapses the traditional public school and your elected school board. When your neighborhood public school goes financially bankrupt or Common Core bankrupt, your locally collected school taxes will be regionalized or redirected for a State takeover. Charter schools, that have no elected representative boards, were expanded in the federal education Reauthorization of ESEA (the ESSA) and replace “failing” public schools. State departments of education become more powerful. This is all playing into the false “abolishment of the US Department of Education” mantra which appeals to conservatives who don’t truly understand this insidious agenda.
 It gets worse. The entire Common Core/Mental Health agenda ties into ObamaCare for all children birth to age 21. All psychological services carried out by IDEA and rendered to children can be billed to Medicaid, where schools become providers for health and mental health services. Mental health codes follow every child, thus potentially adversely impacting your child’s future jobs, college, and licensing (including gun ownership).
 Under this plan ALL schools become chartered and accredited including private, religious, and homeschools, by the state charter authorizing agency which mandates Common Core accountability. Representative government is thereby dissolved. Your taxes no longer subsidize your local education. Education becomes nationalized, i.e. federalized. Parents are locked out. There is no choice.
 This is the SCARY “civil rights” Common Core agenda that Sen. Ted Cruz supports. He stated, “every child in America, regardless of race or ethnicity, wealth or zip code has the right to a quality education,” and his federal school choice amounts to federal control. This mandates the Common Core nightmare to every child in the United States.
Ted Cruz is an establishment insider.

Anita Hoge Exposes Nat'l Database, Unique Nat'l ID, Privacy Violations, and Psychological Testing 
Published on Jul 24, 2015
Hoge explains how the federal government has given grants to each state developing state longitudinal data systems to monitor individuals. These data warehouses link to each other and collect demographic plus psychometric dossiers on attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions. The Reauthorization of ESEA education laws puts in place a system of "INTERVENTIONS" to correct student affect toward subjective government goals in violation of Privacy and Civil Rights.

Ted Cruz Talks Common Core, Immigration, and Jeff Sessions During Daphne Rally

Ted Cruz Says Jeb Bush Stands By His Principles, Supports Common Core and Embraces Amnesty

Ted Cruz Doesn't get Common Core..
He Fundamentally Misunderstands It
Cruz is Just Uninformed Just Like Jeb Bush


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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who was endorsed two weeks ago by Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of what heralds itself as the world’s largest Christian university, stepped up his use of profanity this week while on the campaign trail in New Hampshire.
During his town hall rally in Portsmouth on Thursday, while speaking of companies that relocate overseas in order to receive tax breaks, Trump declared, “And you can tell them to go [expletive] themselves!”
Later, when decrying island-building in the South China Sea, he proclaimed that the Chinese are “ripping the [expletive] out of the sea,” which generated laughter from the audience.
He also spoke against Barack Obama’s trips Hawaii on Air Force One and subsequent golfing breaks, remarking, “I’d want to stay in the White House and work my [expletive] off.”
At a separate event in Exeter, Trump again used expletives in speaking of Washington politicians.
“I was going to say they’re full of [expletive],” he said, “but I won’t say it … because it’s too controversial, and of course it’s not politically correct.”
On Tuesday, in Miford, Trump repeated as he has on several occasions that if he were president, he would “bomb the [expletive]” out of ISIS.
ISIS is making a tremendous amount of money because they have certain oil camps, right? They have areas of oil that they took away. They have some in Syria, some in Iraq. I would bomb the [expletive] of ’em,” he declared to a cheering crowd. “I would just bomb those suckers. And that’s right, I’d blow up the pipes, … I’d blow up every single inch. There would be nothing left.”
Trump also remarked this week that if Ted Cruz obtains the Republican nomination, “they’re going to sue his [expletive] off,” due to controversy over his Canadian birth.
As previously reported, some have remarked that Trump has used more profanity than any other candidate they have seen run for the office of president.
“Over the course of his time on Twitter, including in some cases after he announced his presidential candidacy, Trump has tweeted or retweeted profanity on his account more than 100 times,” reported the Washington Post in December.
“[Trump’s swear] words render him unfit to be a presidential candidate, let alone president,” also wrote radio host Dennis Prager in a National Review article entitled “Donald Trump’s F-Bombs” in 2011. “Any fool can curse in public. … Leading Republicans need to announce that there is no place in the Republican party for profane public speech. You cannot stand for small government without standing for big people.”
Nonetheless, Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of Liberty University, who endorsed Trump for the presidency two weeks ago and appeared at two Iowa campaign rallies with the candidate last weekend, has proclaimed before the thousands of students who attend the university and on national media that Trump’s life comports with Christianity.
“Matthew 7:16 tells us that ‘By your fruits you shall know them.’ Donald Trump’s life has borne fruit,” Falwell said last month during Trump’s visit to Liberty University to speak to students. “Fruit that has provided jobs to multitudes of people, in addition to the many he has helped with his generosity.”
“In my opinion, Mr. Trump lives a life of loving and helping others as Jesus taught in the Great Commandment,” he declared.
“He may not be a theological expert and he might say two Corinthians instead of second Corinthians, but when you look at the fruits of his life and all the people he’s provided jobs, I think that’s the true test of somebody’s Christianity not whether or not they use the right theological terms,” he contended.
But other Christian university presidents, such as Dr. Everett Piper of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, have stated that it is because Trump’s life does not comport with Christianity that they will not support the candidate nor invite him to speak to students.
“Anyone who calls women ‘pigs,’ ‘ugly,’ ‘fat’ and ‘pieces of [expletive]’ is not on my side,” Piper said in a blog on the university website. “Anyone who has been on the cover of Playboy and proud of it, who brags of his sexual history with multiple women and who owns strip clubs in his casinos is not on my side.”
“I refuse to let my desire to win ‘trump’ my moral compass,” he continued. “I will not sell my soul or my university’s to a political process that values victory more than virtue. No, Donald Trump will not be speaking at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.”


The Plantation Estate on Kailua Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.
The Plantation Estate on Kailua Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.

The Plantation Estate on Kailua Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.

"Taxpayers, the U.S. Air Force and the Secret Service are being abused"

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The Obama family has wracked up a bill of $74 million, charged to the taxpayer, in vacations since taking office, according to recently obtained records.
The watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit to find out how much money the first family has spent on luxury getaways since Obama took office.
Documents, obtained after Freedom of Information Act requests were ignored, reveal that the total figure is at least $74,124,562.48.
“Now that we’ve sued, the Secret Service has stopped ignoring our requests for details on more of the costs of Barack Obama’s luxury vacations,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said on Wednesday.
The records show that just two of the most recent Obama family vacations cost taxpayers more than $5 million dollars.
Secret service accommodations alone for the 2014 Martha’s Vineyard and Honolulu vacations cost taxpayers $1,243,057.
“Taxpayers, the U.S. Air Force and the Secret Service are being abused by Barack Obama, who too often treats Air Force One and his security detail like some of sort of kingly entourage.” Fitton noted.
“Does Barack Obama really think that over $5 million for two family vacations, which include nearly $1 million in Secret Service hotel bills for a two week Martha’s Vineyard vacation, is an appropriate use of tax dollars?” the Judicial Watch President urged.
The group highlighted that in Martha’s Vineyard, the Obama family booked out a “plush, secluded seven-bedroom, nine-bath, 8,100-square-foot house in the exclusive Chilmark neighborhood.”
An earlier day trip to New York, just to “hang out with his girls” was said to have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In October, Judicial Watch revealed that in just two months the President spent close to $4.5 million on golfing and fundraising trips.
The documents showed that:
  • Obama’s February 14, 2015, golf outing to Palm Springs required a five-hour flight, costing taxpayers a total of $1,031,685.
  • Transportation for Obama’s February 19 day trip to Chicago cost taxpayers $619,011.00.
  • Transportation for Obama’s March 2015 fundraising trip to Los Angeles cost taxpayers $1,980,835.20.
  • Obama’s March 28, 2015, golf outing to Palm city required a 3.9-hour flight, costing taxpayers $804,870.30.
The two golf outings alone cost taxpayers $1,836,555 in travel expenses. Obama played a total of five rounds of golf, equating to a cost of $20,406 per hole.



White House: GOP Congress Must Approve TPP "Obamatrade" SoonFollowing a signing ceremony on February 4 in New Zealand, the Obama administration is calling on the GOP-controlled Congress to hurry up and approve the massive “free-trade” regime known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Despite fierce opposition and the ongoing presidential primaries, Obama's Trade Representative, Michael Froman, said he was confident that Republican lawmakers would comply with the White House's demand in the months ahead, warning of “economic consequences” if Congress did not make haste. At this point, though, approval appears to be far from certain.

Published on Feb 6, 2016
On February 5th in Manchester, NH, Richard Reeves questioned Marco Rubio on his support for the TPA (and subsequently the TPP). Watch as Rubio squirms to come up with the same lie he presents to the American public. Back in 2015, in a speech before the CFR, Rubio could not have been a bigger proponent of granting Obama the 'Fast-track' authority to ram through any version of Obamatrade into international law. Many of the bills currently proposed under Obamatrade would effectively hinder American sovereignty, and grant large corporations a foothold for global governance. When grilled with the question Rubio could only deny his support which, at best, amounts to a big fat lie- which begs the question, what does Rubio want YOU to forget most?


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With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed today in New Zealand by officials from the 12 governments and dictatorships ensnared in the sovereignty-smashing “free trade” regime, opposition to the plot — dubbed “Obamatrade” by critics — is surging across the political spectrum and around the nation. In the presidential primaries, virtually nobody, not even known establishment candidates, dares to express support for the scheme. In Congress, members of both parties are up in arms, calling on their colleagues to crush the TPP before it crushes America. And among the grassroots, Americans of all political persuasions are outraged, ranging from labor unions and environmental groups to conservative, libertarian, and constitutionalist forces. All 12 of the governments involved are facing their own homegrown opposition, too.

As usual, the Obama administration is calling on U.S. lawmakers to rubber-stamp the agreement as quickly as possible. Indeed, Obama administration Trade Representative Michael Froman, a member of the extremist global government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations, even threatened that America would face “costs” if Congress did not promptly submit to Obama's demands. Considering the reactions of lawmakers so far though — even among Republicans who stabbed voters in the back by campaigning on a platform of stopping Obama, then empowering him with “Fast Track” authority to ram TPP through Congress — the White House is likely to face major hurdles in getting TPP ratified before the November election, if ever. Even the most “progressive” members of Obama's party are fervently denouncing what Obama called the “most progressive trade agreement in history.”
On Obama's side of the aisle, for example, more than a few left-wing Democrats are urging their colleagues to stop Obamatrade. “Congress will have to vote straight up or down on TPP. We won’t have a chance to strip out any of the worst provisions, like [supranational kangaroo courts allowing mega-corporations to sue taxpayers for their decisions on how to govern themselves],” said far-left Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), one of the most “progressive” lawmakers in Washington, in a speech on the Senate floor ahead of the February 4 TPP singing ceremony in New Zealand. “That’s why I oppose the TPP and hope Congress will use its constitutional authority to stop this deal before it makes things even worse — and more dangerous — for America’s hard-working families.”
On the Republican side, even the establishment “RINOs” (Republicans In Name Only) in charge of Congress at least pretended to have concerns, despite having already betrayed their base to support the Obamatrade agenda. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for example, said he had “some problems” with TPP, and that there were a “number of flaws” in it. He also suggested there may not be a vote until after the election, despite Obama's pleas. House Speaker Paul Ryan, meanwhile, said “a number of concerns” on TPP were raised by lawmakers that “must still be addressed.”
Thanks to the GOP unconstitutionally surrendering congressional power to Obama over trade policy, Congress can only vote up or down on the scheme at this point. That means there will be no “addressing” any alleged concerns Ryan claims to have. However, the White House said it would use crony capitalist outfits such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to pressure Republicans into submission.
Other Republicans, less establishment-minded perhaps, have been far more vocal in sounding the alarm on the major threat TPP poses to America. “The predictable and surely desired result of the TPP is to put greater distance between the governed and those who govern,” declared Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) after reviewing the text of the agreement. “It puts those who make the rules out of reach of those who live under them, empowering unelected regulators who cannot be recalled or voted out of office. In turn, it diminishes the power of the people’s bulwark: their constitutionally-formed Congress.”
In a statement calling for a revocation of Fast Track authority given to Obama by establishment Republicans in Congress, Sessions also highlighted the “global governance” danger from TPP. “Among the TPP’s endless pages are rules for labor, environment, immigration and every aspect of global commerce — and a new international regulatory structure to promulgate, implement, and enforce these rules,” he explained. “This new structure is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission — a Pacific Union — which meets, appoints unelected bureaucrats, adopts rules, and changes the agreement after adoption.”
On the campaign trail, meanwhile, virtually no candidate has been willing to associate themselves with Obamatrade — a sign of just how unpopular the scheme is becoming among Americans of all political persuasions.
Seizing on bipartisan hostility to the “Obamatrade” TPP regime, leading Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump vowed to crush it if elected president. “Our leaders have negotiated terrible deals that are bleeding this country dry,” Trump told Breitbart News in a statement. “The TPP is another terrible one-sided deal that rewards offshoring and enriches other countries at our expense.” If elected, he vowed to “stop Hillary’s Obamatrade in its tracks, bringing millions of new voters into the Republican Party.” He also promised to move manufacturing jobs back to the United States and “Make American Great Again.”
In the statement, the Trump campaign said that the U.S. trade deficit with Mexico and Canada had “exploded” from less than $20 billion to more than $200 billion following the imposition of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Similarly, the campaign said, the U.S. trade deficit with South Korea ballooned by $12 billion since the 2012 U.S.-Korea free-trade regime was imposed. “The loss of manufacturing has been soul-crushing for American families: these are not just lost jobs, but a lost way of life,” the campaign said, lashing out at some Republican politicians who support “this awful deal.”
The statement also said TPP would allow other TPP member governments and dictatorships to manipulate currency, “hammer” American manufacturing, and crush U.S. jobs. “And it surrenders U.S. power to foreign bureaucrats and transnational corporations,” the statement said, echoing a frequent criticism of the TPP heard all across the political spectrum. Finally, the statement said, other candidates in the race, on both sides of the aisle, have in the past supported the TPP, and some Republican candidates had even voted in favor of handing “Fast Track” power to Obama so he could “ram it through Congress.”   
Senator Ted Cruz, who won the recent Iowa GOP caucuses, initially supported Obamatrade, but he has since then reversed his position, vowing last year in Iowa to vote against it. Senator Marco Rubio, the third-place finisher in Iowa, also originally supported the Obamatrade agenda, though his current stance remains unclear. On the Democrat side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been a fervent supporter of the TPP, calling it the “Gold Standard,” though at this point, both Democrat candidates — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Clinton — claim to oppose the deal.
Sanders has been opposed all along. After the signing, he lashed out again, saying that, if elected, he would do everything possible to kill it. He also linked TPP to other disastrous “free trade” deals such as NAFTA, CAFTA, and Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Communist China. If he wins the presidency, he vowed to “fundamentally rewrite our trade policies to benefit working families, not just the CEOs of large, multinational corporations,” the Huffington Post reported. While trade is a “good thing,” it must be “fair, and the TPP is anything but fair,” Sanders added.
Outside the beltway, forces from across the political spectrum are gearing up for a fight on TPP and Obamatrade. On the “right,” grassroots conservative, libertarian, and constitutionalist groups will be working hard to stop TPP ratification, even as establishment, neo-conservative, and crony capitalist groups prepare to lobby Congress to surrender to Obama.
Among the right-leaning groups working against TPP is The John Birch Society, a constitutionalist organization with chapters in all 50 states. It vowed to make defeating the TPP a top priority. “Today’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in New Zealand means the Obama administration is one step closer to presenting this national sovereignty-destroying agreement to Congress,” said JBS Director of Missions Larry Greenley in a statement. “Since the continued security of our personal rights and freedoms depends on the continued national independence of our nation, preventing congressional approval of TPP is one of the top goals of The John Birch Society in 2016.” The JBS, an affiliate of this magazine, is the same group that was blasted by the late architect of the sought-after “North American Community,” CFR operative Robert Pastor, for its role in stopping deeper European Union-style “integration” among North American countries.
On the Left, opposition to TPP, whether real or for show, continues to grow by leaps and bounds as forces from Big Labor to Big Green line up in opposition. “We’ve been down this road before. The Wall Street and Washington elite always tell us that this time will be different,” said AFL-CIO Richard Trumka, blasting the TPP as a “new low” and slamming the “crony capitalism” throughout the scheme. “The truth is these trade deals have ripped apart the fabric of our nation. We see the shuttered factories. We visit towns that look like they are stuck in the past.… From NAFTA to CAFTA to Korea and now the TPP, these agreements have continually put profits over people. By driving down our wages, they make our economy weaker, not stronger.”
As more is learned about the TPP regime, which was negotiated in strict secrecy behind closed doors until being released recently, the more opposition grows. That is probably why, as The New American reported earlier today, the Obama administration and the establishment are urging Congress to make haste and rubber-stamp the scheme. However, with Americans across the political spectrum largely united against Obamatrade, ratifying the sovereignty-destroying TPP regime may be tougher than the establishment would have hoped — assuming it is possible. Americans should educate themselves about the dangers the TPP poses to U.S. liberty, self-government, independence, and prosperity, and then use that knowledge to educate their elected representatives. More information is available in the articles linked below.
With enough public pressure, the establishment's "Obamatrade" agenda to undermine America can still be stopped in its tracks.
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Published on Feb 3, 2016
Thom Hartmann gets the conservative thoughts on the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Curtis Ellis, Communications / Executive Director-American Jobs Alliance  Website: If you liked this clip of The Thom Hartmann Program, please do us a big favor and share it with your friends... and hit that "like" button!