November 18, 2012
Newt Gingrich claims that “more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history.” He’s wrong. More were added under Bush than under Obama, according to the most recent figures.
November 16, 2012
Israel has a population of approximately 7.8 million, or a million fewer than the state of New Jersey.
It is among the world's most affluent nations, with a per capita income similar to that of the European Union. Israel's unemployment rate of 5.6% is much better than America's 9.1%, and Israel's net trade, earnings, and payments is ranked 48th in the world while the US sits at a dismal 198th.
Yet Israel receives approximately 10% of America's foreign aid budget every year.
Israel's cost to American taxpayers has remained high since Stauffer's 2003 study.
The US currently gives Israel an average of $3 billion a year in military aid, under an agreement signed by the Bush administration to transfer $30 billion to Israel over ten years, starting in 2009.
So now we are back to the question of why America continues to pour money into a state that commits daily human rights violations, defies US strategic interests, provokes rage and resentment among billions of people, competes with and crowds out US interests using technology subsidized by US taxpayers, and sells America's military secrets to its enemies.
AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is consistently ranked in the top two most powerful lobbies in Washington. And it is only one arm of the much larger, multi-faceted, and well-financed Israel lobby.
Please, read the entire article here: http://ifamericansknew.org/stats/cost.html
The gist of the site is not to sway you one way or the other, merely to inform you as the taxpayers providing this money of the reality of the situation so that you can make an informed decision. There is an excellent video here: http://youtu.be/ziSTY408h6k that explains the problem with the information you are not getting.
November 15, 2012
President Obama raised more money from more contributors without taking any PAC funds. I believe that means more votes. The top contributors to his campaign were schools and tech companies while Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney's top contributors list reads like a who's who from the banking scandal that plunged the globe into recession. Speaking of the great state of Massachusetts, it was the 4th top state contributor to a campaign, but it wasn't Romney's.
The sectors that topped the list of contributors to Mitt Romney's campaign? Agribiz, construction, defense, energy (oil) and finance/insurance.
November 14, 2012
October 10, 2012
The Center for Public Integrity
The 380,000-plus-word database presented here allows, for the first time, the Iraq-related public pronouncements of top Bush administration officials to be tracked on a day-by-day basis against their private assessments and the actual “ground truth” as it is now known. Throughout the database, passages containing false statements by the top Bush administration officials are highlighted in yellow. The 935 false statements in the database may also be accessed by selecting the “False Statements” option from the “Subject” pull-down menu and may be displayed within selected date ranges using the selection tool below. Searches may also be limited by person or subject, or both, by using the appropriate selections from the pull-down menus.