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Obama threatens base closing, Senator Ben Nelson, Breaking News, Nelson rejects abortion component, Senators letter, Carl Levin, John McCain, Michael Goldfarb report, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, BRAC closure, US Strategic Command, Signed DeMint, Ensign, Alexander, Senate Health Care Bill

Breaking news:

(Just announced)

Ben Nelson rejects abortion component of Senate Health Care Bill.

***  More breaking news 1:00 PM ET, see below ***

From Michael Goldfarb of The Weekly Standard, 11:01 PM, December 16, 2009.

“20 GOP Senators Call for Investigation of Offutt Threat” 

“Twenty Republican senators have requested that the Senate Armed Services Committee launch an investigation into reports that the Obama White House threatened to close Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force base unless Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson fell into line on health care. Those reports first appeared on this blog. In the letter to Senators Levin and McCain, the committee chairman and ranking member, the 20 ask that “a hearing be held as to whether the BRAC process has been compromised.”

Meanwhile, both Nelson and the White House strenuously deny the allegation. A statement from White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer asserts “This rumor is absolutely false, as the people spreading it well know. This is nothing but a cynical, crass political game that is designed to maintain the status quo. Let’s be clear: the people spreading these falsehoods think nothing is wrong with a system under which families and businesses continue to bear the brunt of skyrocketing costs, insurance companies are allowed to discriminate and drop at will, and thousands of Americans lose their coverage every single day.”

They protest a little too much. I do not know this story is “absolutely false.” To the contrary, I’m confident it’s true. Twenty senators are now calling for an investigation, and each is presumably pretty well sourced in the Senate. If the charges are “absolutely false,” maybe the White House will encourage Senate Democrats to call this Republican bluff. I won’t hold my breath.”

Read more:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/

**** More breaking News ****

Obama just announced that if the Health Care Bill is not passed, the Federal  government will go bankrupt.

The lying SOB has let the cat out of the bag.

As you know, the bill begins taxing us immediately, but does not kick in benefits for approx 3 years.
What the usurper is really saying is that he needs the revenue to bail out his spending in time for the 2010, 2012 elections.

***  Just in, 1:02 PM ET, 12/17/09  ***

Obama just stated that the federal govt. will go bankrupt. Concurrently, Hillary Clinton just announced.

US offers cash to help poor nations with climate change.

I believe I just heard $ 100 billion!

Thanks to commenter da verg.

Afghanistan war tax, War surtax, David Obey, Carl Levin, Democrats, Representative Obey, Senator Levin, Senate Armed Services Committee, General Stanley McChrystal

Representative David Obey and Senator Carl Levin, both Democrats, want a new tax to pay for additional troops in Afghanistan. We already have another asshole Democrat, Barack Obama, who is supposed to be Commander in Chief, who is politicizing the war.

Sorry about the asshole reference, but since it is the truth, that is what I promised.

General Stanley McChrystal, handpicked by Obama, requested 40,000 more troops 3 months ago.

From Fox News, November 24, 2009.

“Lawmakers Propose ‘War Surtax’ to Pay for Troop Increase in Afghanistan”

“Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., are proposing new taxes to pay for more U.S. troops in Afghanistan.”

“Two top Democrats say they want to impose a new tax on the wealthy to finance any increase in U.S. troops for the Afghanistan war. 

Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the purse string-controlling House Appropriations Committee, is calling the idea a “war surtax.” He said that just as the federal government is expected to pay for its proposed intervention in the health care sector with new taxes, any escalated involvement in Afghanistan should come with a payment plan. 

“If we have to pay for the health care bill, we should pay for the war as well … by having a war surtax,” Obey told ABC News in an interview that aired Monday. “The problem in this country with this issue is that the only people that has to sacrifice are military families and they’ve had to go to the well again and again and again and again, and everybody else is blithely unaffected by the war.” 

Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is making a similar demand. 

President Obama plans to hold his ninth meeting Monday evening with his national security team to discuss options for overhauling the strategy in Afghanistan. The president has been considering requests for tens of thousands more U.S. troops from his top commander, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, for nearly three months. He is not expected to announce his new strategy before Thanksgiving. 

But any request would likely come with a hefty price tag. One option presented by McChrystal would bring 40,000 more troops into Afghanistan — a proposal estimated to cost about $40 billion, according to the Office of Management and Budget. 

Obey said if an increase like that is approved without any payment mechanism, then other domestic initiatives would be wiped out. ”

Read more:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/23/lawmakers-propose-war-surtax-pay-troop-increase-afghanistan/

So, let me get this straight. The Democrats, led by Obama, Pelosi and Reid, are trying to ram an unpopular, costly health care bill down our throats. They are trying to implement a Cap and Trade bill based on documented liberal lies. Obama has delayed a decision on sending troops to Afghanistan for three months. And now these low life, socialists want to further politicize the war.

The troop buildup may take place in this country.

Militia.