On Thursday, Gov Pat Quinn signed legislation to reform Illinois’ massively-underfunded pension system, though the new law is certain to face threatened lawsuits by labor unions. The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees. It has a June 1 effective date, but could be delayed by the legal challenges.
Lawmakers in the House and Senate are near an agreement that could end Washington’s government shutdowns and some across-the-board spending cuts, aides said. The deal, which aides said still faced partisan hurdles, could be worked out by the end of the week. This would be a small, short term deal, nothing close to the bipartisan “grand bargain” budget lawmakers have long said they wanted — but it would be a major step toward moving past recent budget showdowns, the aides said.
It’s beginning folks, cracking down on guns. The NYPD is taking aim at owners of certain shotguns and rifles, telling them all long guns with a five-round or more capacity must be turned in, altered or taken out of town. An estimated 500 recipients of the notices, which were mailed on Nov. 18, were given the options to surrender their gun, permanently move the gun out of city jurisdiction or employ a licensed gunsmith to modify the weapon to get into compliance with the law. Rifles and shotguns with a capacity of five or more rounds are affected.
The more I hear of this, the more I say those people are damn fools. They are letting unions manipulate them, and why? Because through the years, unions have lost millions of members, so they need to recoup their losses. What better way than to try and unionize fast food workers, especially, since this has Obummer’s hand in this ie, the ACORN connection. Also remember, all those illegals he wants to give amnesty to. That means they would take all those jobs and would be Democrat voters.
For quite sometime now, fast food workers have been protesting, demanding at least $15 per hour. And now, a group called Fast Food Forward is organizing the fast food protests in New York tomorrow. This group claims to be a movement of NYC fast food workers to raise wages and gain rights at work.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a stent and a pacemaker, has called taxing medical devices one of “the dumbest ideas” he’s heard. At a National Press Club speech Tuesday, Cheney said the tax on medical devices also demonstrates how “ill-conceived” parts of the Affordable Care Act really are.
It’s been 5 years, and still, Obummer and his cronies blame Bush for everything that’s gone wrong. As he paused to allow reporters to ask questions about the nuclear deal with Iran that he had just announced in Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry seemed to anticipate one line of criticism about the accord — that it effectively cedes to the Islamic regime the right to enrich uranium, despite half a dozen U.N. Security Council resolutions declaring the activity illegal. And he moved, preemptively, to address it.
TV cook Nigella Lawson has admitted taking cocaine, but denies having a drug problem or being an addict. Lawson said she had taken the drug twice, first with her late husband John Diamond when he was terminally ill. And in July of 2010, was the second time when, she said, she was being “subjected to intimate terrorism” by her ex-husband, Charles Saatchi.
Today, Judicial Watch announced that on November 25, 2013, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to obtain government records related to enrollment in the controversial Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:13-cv-01855)).
If it wasn’t enough we have those deadbeats in thw White House milking us dry, also Obummer’s relatives are on the dole. Obama’s uncle is expected to appear in a federal immigration court in Boston on Tuesday to argue that he should be allowed to stay in the United States, despite a 1992 deportation order and 2011 drunk-driving arrest.