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Fear prevails as America faces it’s 18th government shut down since 1976

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Fear prevails as America faces it’s 18th government shut down since 1976

In the wake of another government shutdown the political pundits and media have begun to manipulate Americans for yet another government shut down or showdown as I prefer to call it.

Americans do not panic. We have seen this before and we will see it again.

The federal government, since 1976 has shut down 17 times! 

Yes 17 times and not many seem to remember this fact.

Most recently in 1996, when then President Bill Clinton faced off with Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole and both parties arguing over spending cuts or spending gaps which finally resulted in the announcement of a balanced budget in 7 years.

“Shutting down Government” has been used as a tool for two bickering parties to get their way for years. And when they don’t, they cry foul and threaten to shut down the government.

How else to push an agenda than to threaten Americans who are dependent on the government while planting that well known seed of fear into every Americans soul. 

Politicians know they can place untold political pressure on an opponent by threatening to take food stamps from a hungry child or not being able to pay a soldier battling it out in some hot desert fighting for your freedom? This is the ultimate tool of political persuasion. And it works, time after time. Americans as a rule do not like to see another American in need. So the manipulation game begins.

It’s the perfect picture of a child jumping up and down and taking his toys away from the other kid because he didn’t get his way. 

I love how the mainstream media portrays a shutdown as the end of the world and a particular party is causing it. It’s humorous to see the media talking heads attempt to sway public opinion by using Orwellian type tactics to sway the citizenry to attack their politicians and possibly sway them one way or another pushing a certain agenda.

Take a deep breath America! Sit back, relax and rest assured this government will not relinquish it’s power back to the people who fund it. There will be no permanent shut down that will amount to anything. 

We are on the brink of our 18th shutdown in my lifetime and not a souls seems to remember the last one. As you can see below, it’s not permanent, it’s not going to bankrupt us and the world will not end. 

The federal government within a very short time, if it shuts down, will be right back up and running just like it was yesterday and the day before that.

Let the spoiled politicians have their way. If they feel they are successful in parlaying huge fear onto you and you buy into it, they get what they want, they win, you lose. The big fear machine has driven many for years, it’s time for it to stop.

The 18th shutdown will ultimately happen and there will be a 19th and a 20th and so on.

This too shall pass! We got this
America. It’s just another day in paradise.

Below is a list of shut downs since 1976!  Don’t let the fear overcome you. Better yet, don’t allow them to manipulate you for political gain:

Shutdown #1: 
HEWdown

When did it take place? Sept. 30 to Oct. 11, 1976
How long did it last? 10 days
Who was president? Gerald Ford
Who controlled the Senate? Democrats, 62-38; Mike Mansfield was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 291-144; Carl Albert was speaker
Why did it happen? The major budget conflict during this period came because Ford vetoed a funding bill for the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare (or HEW, today split into the Departments of Education and of Health and Human Services), arguing that it failed to restrain spending adequately.
What resolved it? Congress overrode Ford’s veto Oct. 1, so the spending bills took effect, but it wasn’t until over a week later that the partial shutdown ended, as it was only on Oct.11 that a continuing resolution ending funding gaps for other parts of government became law.

Shutdown #2: 
The Abortion Shutdown

When did it take place? Sept. 30 to Oct. 13, 1977
How long did it last? 12 days
Who was president? Jimmy Carter
Who controlled the Senate? Democrats, 59-41; Robert Byrd was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 292-143; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? The House insisted on continuing the ban on using Medicaid dollars to pay for abortions except in cases where the life of the mother was at stake. The Senate wanted to loosen this to include allowances for abortions in the case of rape or incest or when the mother’s health was in danger. Because the issue had become tied to funding for Labor and HEW, failure to come to an agreement led those agencies to have a funding gap.
What resolved it? The Medicaid ban was continued until Oct. 31 and the shutdown ended, to give negotiators more time to work out a deal.

Shutdown #3: 
The Abortion Shutdown II: Abortion Boogaloo

When did it take place? Oct. 31 to Nov. 9, 1977
How long did it last? 8 days
Who was president? Jimmy Carter
Who controlled the Senate? Democrats, 59-41; Robert Byrd was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 292-143; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? Not enough time had elapsed since the temporary measure ending the shutdown passed for the abortion standoff to be resolved.
What resolved it? Another temporary bill was signed by Carter to allow for more time for Congress to resolve its abortion dispute.

Shutdown #4: 
The Abortion Shutdown III: Dark of the Moon

When did it take place? Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 1977
How long did it last? 8 days
Who was president? Jimmy Carter
Who controlled the Senate? Democrats, 59-41; Robert Byrd was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 292-143; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? The second temporary measure ending a shutdown, meant to allow more time for negotiation, didn’t last long enough. The House, in particular, rejected a Senate proposal that would have allowed for Medicaid to pay for abortions by victims of statutory rape. House conservatives rejected it as too lax and House liberals as too tough on rape victims. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), who is still in the House, asked on the House floor, “What happens in Fort Apache [South Bronx], where a girl is gang-raped and told she will be killed if she reports it?”

What resolved it? A deal was brokered in which the exception allowing Medicaid to pay for abortions in cases where the mother’s life is endangered was widened to include abortions resulting from rape or incest, or which are necessary to protect the mother’s health (even if her life was not endangered).

Shutdown #5: 
Jimmy Carter vs. the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

When did it take place? Sept. 30 to Oct.18, 1978
How long did it last? 18 days
Who was president? Jimmy Carter
Who controlled the Senate? Democrats, 59-41; Robert Byrd was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 292-143; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? Congress passed a defense bill including funding for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Carter judged that carrier wasteful and vetoed it. He also vetoed a public works appropriations bill because of water projects that he considered wasteful pork. Additionally, spending for HEW was delayed, once again, over a dispute concerning funding for abortion.
What resolved it? A new defense bill, excluding funding for the carrier, was passed, as was a new public works bill excluding the water projects Carter opposed. The previous year’s compromise solution on abortion, in which funding was reserved for cases of rape, incest and jeopardy to the mother’s health, was agreed to in both houses.

Shutdown #6: 
Higher pay, fewer abortions

When did it take place? Sept. 30 to Oct. 12, 1979
How long did it last? 11 days
Who was president? Jimmy Carter
Who controlled the Senate? Democrats, 58-42; Robert Byrd was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 277-158; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? The House wanted to raise congressional and senior civil servant pay by 5.5 percent, which the Senate opposed. The lower house also wanted to limit federal abortion spending to cases where the mother’s life was in danger, while the Senate wanted to keep funding in cases of rape, incest, and when the mother’s health is in serious jeopardy. The dispute was not resolved before a partial shutdown.
What resolved it? The House got its pay increases but had to allow abortion funding in cases of rape or incest (but not when the mother’s health, rather than life, was in danger). The latter was a slight tightening of the previous year’s Medicaid abortion compromise.

Shutdown #7: 
You wouldn’t like Reagan when he’s angry

When did it take place? Nov. 20-23, 1981
How long did it last? 2 days
Who was president? Ronald Reagan
Who controlled the Senate? Republicans, 53-47; Howard Baker was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 244-191; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? Reagan promised to veto any spending bill that didn’t include at least half of his proposed $8.4 billion in domestic budget cuts. The Senate passed a bill that met his specifications, but the House insisted on both greater defense cuts than Reagan wanted and pay raises for itself and for senior-level federal civil servants. Eventually, the House and Senate agreed to and passed a package that fell $2 billion short of the cuts Reagan wanted, so Reagan vetoed it and shut down the government.
What resolved it? The House and Senate passed, and Reagan signed, a bill extending current spending through Dec. 15, giving them time to work out a longer-lasting deal.

Shutdown #8: 
Let them eat shutdown

When did it take place? Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 1982
How long did it last? 1 day
Who was president? Ronald Reagan
Who controlled the Senate? Republicans, 53-47; Howard Baker was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 244-191; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? Basically no reason. The new fiscal year started and Congress just hadn’t passed new spending in time, and so parts of the government were forced to shut down. While there were some disagreements over spending levels between the House and Senate and the administration, the reason the former didn’t pass the bill before a shutdown was basically that they had other plans.

“Congressional leaders barred a late-night session because of major social events tonight by both Republicans and Democrats,” Martin Tolchin at the New York Times reported. “President Reagan invited all members of Congress to a barbecue at the White House, while Democrats were having a $1,000-a-plate fund-raising dinner.”
What resolved it? The House and Senate passed spending bills late, and Reagan signed them despite the fact that they exceeded his desired spending levels in the near-run.

Shutdown #9: 
Tip O’Neill takes on a nuclear missile and wins

When did it take place? Dec.17-21, 1982
How long did it last? 3 days
Who was president? Ronald Reagan
Who controlled the Senate? Republicans, 53-47; Howard Baker was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 244-191; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? House and Senate negotiators want to fund $5.4 billion and $1.2 billion, respectively, in public works spending to create jobs, but the Reagan administration threatened to veto any spending bill that included jobs money. The House also opposed funding the MX missile program, a major defense priority of Reagan’s.
What resolved it? The House and Senate abandoned their jobs plans but declined to fund the MX missile, or the Pershing II missile (which was a medium-range missile, while the MX was intercontinental). They also provided funding for the Legal Services Corp., which provides legal support for poor Americans and which Reagan had wanted abolished, and increased foreign aid to Israel above what Reagan wanted. While Reagan criticized these moves, he grudgingly signed the bill following a short shutdown.

Shutdown #10: 
So you can have your missiles but Israel gets some, too

When did it take place? Nov. 10-14, 1983
How long did it last? 3 days
Who was president? Ronald Reagan
Who controlled the Senate? Republicans, 55-45; Howard Baker was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 271-164; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? House Democrats passed an amendment adding close to $1 billion in education spending. They also cut foreign aid below what Reagan wanted, adding money for Israel and Egypt but cutting it substantially for Syria and El Salvador, and cut defense spending by about $11 billion relative to Reagan’s request. The dispute wasn’t resolved before a short shutdown could occur.
What resolved it? House Democrats agreed to reduce their education spending request to about $100 million. They also funded the MX missile, which they had successfully cut funding for during the last shutdown battle. However, they kept their foreign aid and defense cuts, and got a ban on oil and gas leasing in federal animal refuges. The spending bill also added a ban on using federal employee health insurance to fund abortions, except when the mother’s life was in danger, similar to the ban already in place for Medicaid (see above). That wasn’t as partisan an issue at the time; it was a win for anti-abortion members of both parties (including Reagan and O’Neill) and loss for pro-choice Democrats and Republicans (including Baker).

Shutdown #11: Omnishutdown

When did it take place? Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 1984
How long did it last? 2 days
Who was president? Ronald Reagan
Who controlled the Senate? Republicans, 55-45; Howard Baker was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 270-165; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? Passage of a spending bill was complicated by the House linking it to a crime-fighting package (which Reagan wanted) and a water projects package (which he opposed), and the Senate’s tying it to a civil rights measure (which Reagan also opposed) that would have reversed a Supreme Court ruling weakening civil rights requirements on universities receiving federal funds. Reagan offered to forgo his crime bill in exchange for junking the water package and the civil rights provision, but a deal wasn’t reached in time to avoid a brief shutdown.
What resolved it? A three-day spending extension was passed and signed so that the parties could keep negotiating.

Shutdown #12: 
Omnishutdown II — Shut Down Harder

When did it take place? Oct. 3-5, 1984
How long did it last? 1 day
Who was president? Ronald Reagan
Who controlled the Senate? Republicans, 55-45; Howard Baker was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 270-165; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? The three-day extension (see above) wasn’t long enough, apparently.
What resolved it? Congress relented and the water projects were stripped from a spending bill, as was the civil rights measure. They passed a crime package along Reagan’s desired lines as well. A compromise was worked out on funding for the Nicaraguan Contras (which emerged as an issue in the course of the negotiations, despite not initially being a cause of the shutdowns), wherein the anti-Sandinista forces could be funded until early the following year.

Shutdown #13: 
Welfare expansion fail

When did it take place? Oct. 16-18, 1986
How long did it last? 1 day
Who was president? Ronald Reagan
Who controlled the Senate? Republicans, 53-47; Bob Dole was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 253-182; Tip O’Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? The brief shutdown followed several disagreements between Reagan and the Democrat-controlled House, including over a provision to ban companies from creating subsidiaries to get around labor contracts, another requiring that half the goods and labor used in offshore oil rigs be American in origin, and one that would have expanded Aid to Families with Dependent Children, which is what welfare was known as at the time. All of those were policies supported by House Democrats and opposed by Reagan and Senate Republicans. The dispute wasn’t resolved in time to avoid a shutdown.
What resolved it? House Democrats gave up a number of their demands, and secured a promise for a vote on their welfare expansion, and in return passed appropriations necessary to reopen the government. Republicans, meanwhile, offered a concession related to the government’s sale of Conrail, a then-public railway.

Shutdown #14: 
I Think You’re a Contra

When did it take place? Dec. 18-20, 1987
How long did it last? 1 day
Who was president? Ronald Reagan
Who controlled the Senate? Democrats, 54-46; Robert Byrd was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 258-177; Jim Wright was speaker
Why did it happen? Reagan and congressional Democrats could not agree on funding for the Nicaraguan “Contra” militants in time to avoid a shutdown. Additionally, Democrats pushed for a provision reinstating the “Fairness Doctrine,” which required that broadcasters give equal airing to both sides in political disputes, and which the FCC had recently stopped enforcing at the time.
What resolved it? Democrats yielded on the Fairness Doctrine, and a deal was worked out wherein nonlethal aid was provided to the Contras.

Shutdown #15: 
Somebody come up with a plan!

When did it take place? Oct. 5-9, 1990
How long did it last? 3 days
Who was president? George H.W. Bush
Who controlled the Senate? Democrats, 55-45; George Mitchell was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 258-176; Tom Foley was speaker
Why did it happen? Bush refused to sign any continuing resolution into law unless it was paired with a deficit reduction plan, and backed up the pledge by vetoing one that made it to his desk. The House failed to override his veto and the conflict was not resolved before a shutdown.
What resolved it? The House and Senate adopted a joint budget resolution that provided an outline for reducing the deficit, and Bush then signed a continuing resolution they sent him, ending the shutdown.

Shutdown #16: 
Clinton v. Gingrich, the First

When did it take place? Nov. 13-19, 1995
How long did it last? 5 days
Who was president? Bill Clinton
Who controlled the Senate? Republicans, 53-47; Bob Dole was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Republicans, 233-199; Newt Gingrich was speaker
Why did it happen? The GOP-run Congress sent Clinton a continuing resolution that would have raised Medicare premiums, committed the president to balance the budget within seven years, and curtailed environmental regulations, among other provisions. He vetoed it, triggering a shutdown.
What resolved it? The shutdown was ended when Clinton, Gingrich and Dole reached an agreement to fund the government at 75 percent levels for four weeks while budget negotiations continued. Clinton also agreed to the seven-year balanced budget timeline. Workers furloughed during the shutdown were given back pay.

Shutdown #17: 
Clinton v. Gingrich, the Second: Baseline Boogaloo

When did it take place? Dec. 5, 1995 to Jan. 6, 1996
How long did it last? 21 days
Who was president? Bill Clinton
Who controlled the Senate? Republicans, 53-47; Bob Dole was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Republicans, 235-198; Newt Gingrich was speaker
Why did it happen? Republican leaders demanded that the White House propose a seven-year budget plan that balanced when using the CBO’s economic forecasts, rather than the OMB’s, which were more optimistic. The plan Clinton proposed still produced a $115 billion deficit in seven years according to CBO numbers, even as the OMB estimated that it would balance the budget by then. The dispute was not resolved before the continuing resolution agreed to a month earlier (see previous entry) expired.
What resolved it? Republicans caved, basically, and passed legislation to keep the government open. Clinton, in turn, submitted a budget plan that the CBO said balanced the budget within seven years.

Source of above shutdowns:
Please read this paper often. It is full of great info.

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/25/here-is-every-previous-government-shutdown-why-they-happened-and-how-they-ended/

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Healthcare premiums rise 173 percent under Obamacare in TN for young adults

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Healthcare premiums rise 173 percent under Obamacare in TN for young adults

As College age adults are stepping out of the public indoctrination system and into the corporate world to make their mark they are being struck with a 173 percent insurance  premium hike by the Obama regime.

DC will be relying on their income to foot the majority of costs inside the newly implemented healthscare scheme and will undoubtedly see their premiums rise even further in the next few years as cost burdens are shifted to them.

The plan is devious yet ingenious. Think about it. Who typically uses less insurance than others? Right. Young people for the most part with no chronic or pre-existing conditions or revenue consuming health conditions. Pay in with very little withdrawal or drain on the system. That’s the plan.

MSM and assorted news outlets have been reporting that Tennessee youth will only have to pay 119.00 dollars per month under Obamacare, this is less than expected as the memo below eludes too. But not less than they are already paying. Did you catch that? Less than expected!

In TN the average 27 to 30 year old young adult, according to the GAO- Government Accountability Organization and DHHS- Department of Health and Human Services recently reported that in TN the average premium will be 173.6 percent higher next year from their pre Obamacare premiums.

State of TN:

Obamacare monthly premium:
119.00 dollars or 30.00 dollars a week

Pre-Obamacare monthly:
43.50 dollars or 10.80 cent a week

Dollar increase:
75.50 dollars

Percentage increase:
173.56 

Remember, many of these youth will only make a few hundred dollars a week at minimum wage. Many  have elected to not carry health insurance, because they frankly don’t think they will need it, this saving income for their disposal. Now they will be forced to pay relatively higher premiums resulting in a decrease in disposable income. Essentially an additional 20 percent tax placed upon them by our federal government.

Minimum wage workers are facing a drop in employment hours to 29 hours thus keeping their employer from paying their portion of healthcare premiums. This drop in hours will take an ample portion of their income and result in further loss of income.

A young person making minimum wage and 29 hours a week could plan on making:

210 dollars per week before taxes.

168 after taxes at 20 percent

134 dollars after Obamacare healthcare tax, another 20 percent of income lopped off.

Figure in a car payment, rent, dental, life ins, utilities, gas, food and electricity you can see what is going to happen, creeping debt and a negative income to debt ratio, otherwise owing the government more than you make.

Eventually and perhaps already, these young adults will realize that they are nothing more than a slave, a serf, fully dependent on the government to provide all their needs. Socialism is on the horizon and the transition near completion. 

The inundation and shock on our system will leave you working just to pay your debt and at the end of a work week, you reach for a check or cash and you are given a coupon for bread, milk cheese and enough gas to get you back and forth to work. 

All while  living in government occupation pods complete with smart meters, in a downtown high rise, devoid of private property, with a windmill and a solar panel to heat your pod enough to keep you functional and alive to work another day.

Below is an excerpt from a  Memorandum by RNC Research Director Kris Anderson sent out this month explaining the graph in the link below reflecting on the info above and how it was calculated.

“To complete a fair analysis, we looked at two sets of data at RNC Research. First, we took the HHS-released data on the lowest average monthly premium of a bronze plan for a 27-year-old in the various states under the exchanges. We compared those rates against the states’ average premiums for 30-year old nonsmoking males that were included in a July 2013 study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. We calculated out the difference between the premium rates. In every state, there’s a sizable increase.”

“We do realize there are more things that play into these calculations, but the takeaway is pretty clear: when talking about premiums, ObamaCare is bad news for the average American.”

Below is a breakdown link showing percentage increase in Obamacare premiums per state.

Muslims killing Christians in record numbers as Americans take notice

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Muslims killing Christians in record numbers as Americans take notice

Recent headlines from several news sources:

“More than 95 percent of all suicide bombing attacks conducted worldwide are carried out by Muslims whether moderates or extremist. They all share a common goal.”
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/ChristianAttacks.htm

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks-2013.htm

“Every single war or conflict since 9/11/2001 has been initiated or because of aggression by Muslims. Every war, every single one.”

“In the decade since 9/11, fatalities from terrorist attacks have increased by 195 per cent, incidents by 460 per cent and injuries by 224 per cent.”

“Five of the nations ranked least peaceful in the world by the Global Peace Index are Islamic countries.”
http://www.wikiislam.net/wiki/Muslim_Statistics_(Terrorism)#United_States

“105,000 Christians killed every year, nearly 400 per day are killed by Muslims.”
http://m.christianpost.com/news/shocking-figures-reveal-105000-christians-martyred-each-year–50976/

“More than 1 million Christians and non Muslims killed by Muslims since 9/11/ 2001.”

“260 million killed over many years.” Jihad has been constant and consistent and has one goal in mind. Either you commit to Islam or die.
http://www.politicalislam.com/blog/tears-of-jihad/

“Thousands of Coptic Christians in Egypt are being killed by the Muslim Brotherhood today and placed in mass graves.”
http://aconservativeedge.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/the-coptic-christian-massacre-it-is-not-known-how-many-thousands-were-murdered-as-many-are-feared-buried-in-mass-graves/

60 plus Christians killed this month in Kenya, at a mall, many of the killers recruited from within the United States. A few news outlets have reported that all Muslims must leave the mall or die.
http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2013/september/al-shabaab-nairobi-kenya-westgate-mall-somalia.html?showall=true

Many Americans are beginning to piece the puzzle together and look at the hard facts above.

Millions upon millions of Christians, Jews and non muslims are being killed daily. Who is doing this killing? You can see it? It’s not a mystery. Why are they doing it? Because it is commanded of them.

And yet we remain silent when our public schools take field trips to mosques, receive copies of the Koran but can’t find “the time” to go to a church. Then when pressure is applied by concerned parents, the schools spontaneously cancel any future trips to religious institutions and stand amazed, wandering why there is resistance to such a simple act of intended tolerance and acceptance.

We sit idly by as our kids are directed to make posters of the 5 pillars of Islam while the 10 Commandments are taken down never to return. We teach tolerance and acceptance for this religion that has no tolerance or acceptance of any kind to any religion outside Islam.

We live in a time when the NAACP, FFRF and other liberal organizations want Christianity to be nowhere near a school but do not budge when any other religions other than Christianity is pushed or prosteltyzed upon our children.

It is obvious this push to open our children’s minds to “all religions” is nothing short of making sure Christianity is the only religion that is not tolerated or accepted.

Parents and teachers want to portray Islam as the religion of peace inside our schools yet the tough reality that those same people we are for some reason protecting would gladly sever you carotids with a very sharp sword simply because you do not believe as they do.

We hurriedly implement Common Core with it’s “global feel” to every student, to every community in the nation while all around them this satanic activity is happening. Like driving a gas truck into a fire!

An environment where it is acceptable for our teachers to praise the “religion of peace” even as they kill 400 Christians a day?

We live in a time where we attempt to separate radical Islam from moderate Islam. While one lies about the other and one asks for forgiveness while either would slit your throat with the zeal of a hunter making his first big game kill!  Two vantage points with a shared dual ideology colliding on the same field of play.

While you attempt to rationalize all this info, remember the ones you protect under the banner of political correctness are the same savages that want you dead.

You are doing no one any favors by speaking up or out for these demonistic souls. While you are plotting to find a way to understand them, they are looking for a way to rid you from the face of this earth. Sheep to slaughter ?

We must speak up! Spread the word and remember Taqiyah is part of their trickery to get you to believe otherwise. 

Remember and its evident in their daily actions, these folks do not have your longevity in mind when they whisper your name and shout Allahu Akbar while the metallic scissoring of the sword lops your blood filled head into the dirt while your demise is sadly considered a victory!

63 Superintendents draft “No Confidence” petition to Huffman’s radical reform

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2013 at 3:06 AM

63 Superintendents draft “No Confidence” petition to Huffman’s radical reform  

Teneessee Education Czar Kevin Huffman, a Bill Haslam appointee has been on a radical romp in Tennessee the last few years transforming our educational system into a nationalized mess leaving many doubting his motives.

Pushing RTTT, common core, charter schools, new teacher assessments, merit based pay, reduced overall teacher pay, nationalized education, nationalized school boards while trending away from local control, Teach For America and many other reforms are drastically changing the educational landscape in Tennessee. Many within the system forced to accept these changes are not happy.

The 63 or so Superintendents from the state of Tennessee have started a petition to garner Mr Huffmans attention and tell him they may have something to add if only given the opportunity and that they are not happy with the product presented.

A statewide petition made up of educators and superintendents are requesting state legislators and Governor Bill Haslam to reconsider his appointment and the direction our state is heading regarding his massive education reform agenda.

This group of Superintendents are essentially saying they have no confidence in the reform he is initiating.

Mr Huffman brings very little experience as an educator working sparsely as a teacher inside TFA (Teach For America)  an organization marked to replace teachers when they do not measure up to the new teacher evaluation system. TFA is a 7 week training course for “bright individuals” trained in these socialist tactics of Mr Huffmans. My research has revealed they don’t even have to be teachers to graduate as a TFA product ready to step in and teach for teachers unable to keep their license or jobs.

When teachers are fired or lose their license for poor results on standardized testing or TVASS asessments, a TFA teacher will step  in and perform as a Huffman robot “teacher” that does as he says and the new system requires of them.

As an attorney, Huffman is not known as a teacher, and reportedly only taught in lower grades for a couple of years developed from within the TFA puppy, er, teacher mill.  

He is well positioned to be a useful idiot of the federal government to radicalize and eventually nationalize our educational system. He wears that “Yes man” suit well.  Perhaps a DOE post in his not so distant future.

Having roughly half of all Superintendents signing this petition  sends a strong message to Huffman and Haslam.

They are calling on our state legislators and Governor Haslam to stop his radical reform immediately and halt the assault on the system that holds the future of our children and weakens our teachers ability to teach our children.

The petition, posted below is withholding the names of those signed fearing that Mr Huffman or Haslam will retaliate and weaken their push to have him removed. Their names will be added upon presentation to Haslam as soon as next week.

The petition warns of possible political fall out for Haslam if he continues to support Huffman and his changes. See petition below:
http://www.tennessean.com/assets/pdf/DN211626911.pdf

The petition suggests that Mr Kevin Huffman is “not interested” in dialogue with educators on the front lines and even sees them as an “impediment” to implementing his socialistic changes. 

Several superintendents voiced they are “desiring input” into this change but have not been asked, just simply asked to tow the line, no questions asked. 

What little input that has been heard has fallen on “deaf ears” even calling their efforts “futile.” The petition goes on to say “Today we feel that we are not respected and valued and and that the unique culture of our system is not valued…..feeling voiceless and powerless.”

This hardly seems like the environment we need for our teachers and ultimately our children. With this many folks unhappy, where is the motivation for them to succeed?

Bill Haslam  must now know that further support for these radical ideas with even deeper radical ties is not the best choice for Tennessee.

Firing or not renewing their licenses, based on the results of a broken system is ridiculous and begs for us to ask questions of their intent. 

Kevin Huffman brings to the table a portion of his past that may be influencing his decisions even today. It is a proven fact that not too long ago he was married, now divorced to Michelle Rhee, another equally controversial radical reformer with her own problems and controversies. 

Kevin Huffman has obviously taken a few plays from his ex wife’s playbook. It is rumored their children attend schools in TN. Why would there not be an influence? 

Michelle Rhees legacy of failure and controversy has followed her from DC to other parts of the nation and is now shaping our educational system.

The radical reformer has dealt with several education scandals in her recent past varying from reduced teacher salaries, firing superintendents and teachers, cheating on standardized testing stirring heavy resistance and upheaval from many different districts and educators.
http://www.therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10102

Not falling far from that tree is her ex-husband, Kevin Huffman, who has his own issues brewing in Tennessee, not unlike those his wife has  encountered.

Their shared idea of transforming our educational system into a socialistic utopia dead set on targeting teachers solely as the blame for poor schools  is not sitting well with many.

Has anyone asked our teachers what they think is best for our school system?

 I can only bet there are about a million teachers in TN that could give you strong enough answers to radically transform our system without getting rid of those that teach and love the profession dearly.

Teachers must speak up and support their Superintendents that are sticking their necks out. Next move, if you want to be heard you must speak up.

You can easily see the motive of large cheating scandals of teachers losing their jobs or worse if kids do not score well enough. This is the environment being fostered in Tennessee.

Other sources of information:

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/23428978/tenn-education-commissioner-responds-to-petition

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130913/NEWS04/309130161/Metro-Nashville-teachers-vote-no-confidence-Kevin-Huffman?gcheck=1

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-hurting-our-schools-remove-kevin-huffman-as-the-appointed-tn-commissioner-of-education

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/08/30/is-teach-for-america-working/teach-for-america-is-a-glorified-temp-agency

http://tn.gov/education/AboutCommissioner.shtml

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