FULL COMMITTEE HEARING:
Options for reauthorizing and reforming the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and Payments in Lieu of Taxes
SD-366 Senate Dirksen Building 10:00 AM
The purpose of the hearing is to examine the options and challenges related to possible reauthorization and reform of two payment programs for local governments - the recently expired Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and the Payment in Lieu of Taxes.
The hearing will be webcast live on the Committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witnesses’ testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
After reading about what Senator John McCain from Arizona, and Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina, I felt it important to find out what side of this issue our Senators stand (or sit) on this issue.
by Don Fletcher
Grangeville - We held a rally today, and it was any measure a success. I counted 95 people, when I counted. Sheryl Nuxoll counted 98, there we comings and goings. Saying we had 100 people isn't an exaggeration. I sold 2nd amendment T-shirts by Gem Design, with a part of the proceeds going to the Idaho County Republican Central Committee. I also started off sales on our Rifle Raffle for the Mossberg, 715T 22LR. Sales of both were quite good.
Below is the text of the speech I gave at the rally. Thank you to all who came and demonstrated your support for preserving our right to bear arms.
Though I'm a newcomer to Idaho County, I feel like I belong here. I like the fierce independent nature of the people here, a liberty loving, self sufficient people that I aspire to be like. Idaho County is almost like one of the last strongholds of the American Spirit.
Mr. Obama just started his second term, he has taken a position of greater arrogance and an increasingly anti-American direction. There are those who proclaim that he is trying to become king of America. He certainly has taken on an Imperial stance in his dictates to the American people in the last month. The issue of the second amendment has been one of the touchstones of the populace dissatisfaction with his would be royal highness. It is arguably the one issue that will unite the people in open rebellion against our government.
Good Ladies and Gentlemen,
The healthcare questions have weighed heavy on my mind. I like so many was very disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision on June 28, 2012. When the decision came in I realized Idaho was at a crossroads. I was very open-minded compared to some in my political party and leaned toward a State Exchange even before the Governor came out with his decision. I had taken the initiative to come over to Boise and sit through some of the healthcare task force meetings. I have taken the time to do some extensive research on certain aspects of the law even going so far as getting AG opinions. I like so many have been listening to all the talk going around the capital and have been surprised by the amount of conflicting information available. With SB1042 hitting committee last week I knew I had to take the opportunity to read the bill and become educated for myself. After reading and becoming familiar with SB1042 I took the time this weekend to meet with experts on the Affordable Care Act. I have done a lot of reading, listening and asking questions which have lead me to a decision based on my research.
"... A decade ago I wrote the novel Enemies Foreign and Domestic, a tale about how tragic events involving the misuse of firearms can be used by an evil administration to misinform and mold public opinion to support its malign anti-freedom policies.
No, my novel was not predicting “Operation Fast and Furious” a decade before that covert
policy of “pursuing gun control under the radar,” (which was President Obama’s explanation to
Sarah Brady for his lack of overt political action). That inter-agency gun-walking policy,
remember, resulted in the deaths of over four hundred Mexicans and two U.S. federal agents,
murdered in an effort to discredit the Second Amendment and lead to more restrictive gun
control laws in America. (If Nixon—or any Republican, for that matter—were in office, the
intentional bloodbath would be called Murdergate, but today’s collaborating Woodwards and
Bernsteins are in on the cover-up.)
Quite simply our federal government has grown out of control. In loss of liberty, in irresponsible spending, in the practice of devaluing our currency and hiding taxes in inflation and our aggressive foreign policy have led us far from where this great country began; with a Republic of Independent and States united for common interests and the common good.
Most of the ills we are experiencing today are the result of decisions made around a hundred years ago during the Progressive movement. Our Constitution was created by classic liberals which bear little resemblance to the “liberals” of today. Classical liberalism is based on liberty, natural law and freedom. Liberalism today is closer to socialism and statism.
"Founder and President of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist has had a couple of hard weeks recently. Aside from being the usual whipping boy for the tax-and-spend leftists in Washington, he has also seen some political distancing by leading members of the GOP. However, as it rapidly becomes clearer and clearer that the Democrats are refusing to take these negotiations seriously, it seems Mr. Norquist’s no-tax pledge may be back in vogue with fair-weather Republicans."
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More on Agenda 21: http://www.freedomadvocates.org/
Did you know that wolves are destroying western wildlife, culture, and livelihoods? Did you know that over 90% of some of the most famous game herds in the world have been destroying by wolves since the federal government released the animals in the west in 1995?
Did you know that carnivores, especially wolves, are the active ingredients in the Agenda 21 recipe? Without large, destructive, diseased wolves running around it would be far more difficult for agencies to work with environmental groups to create and expand more and more man-free wilderness zones and justify land acquisitions to create human-free wolf and wildlife corridors? It's all about getting people out of the rural areas by ruining rural economies.
Did you know that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service worked closely with radical environmental groups and cheated the endangered species act when they released Canadian wolves into Yellowstone, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming? Did you know that the original agreements called for 78-100 wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and now we have thousands upon thousands of wolves spreading out all over the place, and nobody seems to care? Did you know these same wolves can and will attack and kill humans? A school teacher was killed by wolves in Alaska in 2011. Did you know that the states affected, MT, ID, and WY, all passed legislation against wolf recovery, but were completely ignored? Did you know that the Congress of the United states turned down the USFWS's request to fund the reintroduction? Did you know that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service stole up to $70 Million dollars from sportsmen to reintroduce the wolves; wolves that have since destroyed the sportsmen's very ways of life?
Did you know it was self-avowed socialist, Ted Turner, a man who wants to see 90% of humanity wiped off the planet, who is one of the biggest proponents of the wolf reintroduction? Did you know it was the man who oversees Ted Turner's Endangered Species Fund who personally led both the reintroduction of wolves to the northern Rockies and the southern Rockies? Did you know it was recorded that this same man said at an event in Minnesota in 2002 that the reintroduction of wolves had nothing to do with wolves but has everything to do with driving 30,000 ranchers out of public land?
Did you know that wolves are coming soon to an area near you? There is an effort by environmentalists to overrun the continental United States, coast to coast, with millions of wolves. Most all of this information and more is available in my film, Crying Wolf: Exposing the Wolf Reintroduction to Yellowstone National Park which you can get on my website, cryingwolfmovie.com. Did you know that I am producing another film that will expose more environmental fraud and corruption? It's called Axed: The End of Green. We are currently running a Kickstarter campaign. We have 10 days left to raise the funding we need to finish this film. So we need you, right now, to go to Kickstarter.com, search Axed: The End of Green, and get behind us, be a backer, and help us make this project. We need you ASAP! Thank you!
Labrador said. “Our economy and the Americans who drive it have a right to know what is going on behind the curtain when the Federal Reserve is in action. I’m proud to support this legislation and I’m confident that auditing the Federal Reserve will yield the transparency and accountability our nation deserves.”