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$1 BILLION PAID IN BENEFITS TO THOSE WITHOUT A SSN

Friday, February 24th, 2017

 

Social Security Administration Paid $1 Billion in Benefits to Those Without a SSN

by KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ  February 23, 2017

The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to those who did not have a Social Security number (SSN), according to a recent audit.

The agency’s inspector general found errors in how the government documented representative payees or individuals who are designated to receive retirement or disability benefits on behalf of those who cannot manage the benefits themselves, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

The audit, released Friday, found thousands of instances where no SSN was found on file.

The agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who “did not have an SSN” and had not kept any paper applications supporting an individual’s case to receive benefits on someone else’s behalf, according to the inspector general.

“Furthermore, unless it takes corrective action, we estimate SSA will pay about $182.5 million in benefits, annually, to representative payees who do not have an SSN or paper application supporting their selection,” the inspector general said.

The agency also paid $853.1 million in benefits since 2004 to individuals whom the agency terminated as representative payees.

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OBAMA’S FISCAL LEGACY

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

 

This article was written the day before the election but contains very sobering and alarming information on the fiscal health of our country and what the next president  has to deal with.   As if there is not enough bad news in this article, the federal debt is approaching $20 trillion very quickly and increasing the debt ceiling will face Congress and the president by a March deadline.   Nancy
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Obama’s Fiscal Legacy

The President’s luck is about to run out—on his successor’s watch.

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U.S. President Barack Obama PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Congratulations to the President-elect, whoever you are, because you’re going to need it. Our deadline arrived Tuesday before we knew the election outcome, but not before we can say with confidence that President Obama is leaving his successor a large and growing federal budget problem.

That’s the message in the Congressional Budget Office’s summary, released Monday, of the fiscal year that closed in September. Though the subject barely came up in the campaign—little policy substance did—the federal fisc is once again heading for trouble. There are some lessons in this for the next President, who will quickly realize that Mr. Obama’s fiscal luck has finally run out—on his successor’s watch.

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VIDEO – SOCIALISM VS CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES – NANCY SCHULZE

Friday, October 21st, 2016

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VIDEO – SOCIALISM VS CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES – NANCY SCHULZE

Friday, October 21st, 2016

 

Nancy Schulze was the guest speaker at the Chapel Hill Republican Women’s luncheon on September 16.  She spoke on the Secular Left’s very successful attempts over the last 50 years  to weaken our nation by destabilizing our families, indoctrinating our youth, weakening our respect for law enforcement (Black Lives Matter), and questioning our Christian foundation.  She points out that our young people have a higher opinion of socialism than free enterprise which resulted in the young being attracted to Bernie Sanders, an avowed Democrat Socialist. 
Today, almost 60% of our federal budget goes to entitlements and welfare which has weakened and destabilized our families.  Nancy points out that 80% of all prisoners come from fatherless families.  The unwed birthrate of  women 30 and younger is 64%.  She claims our country is  not at a crossroads, we are falling off a cliff !  
As Nancy points out in the video, how often have we heard the left say, “This is not who we are as Americans”  when criticizing us as bigots and racists.  This is their attempt to redefine who we are as Americans and Nancy’s talk stresses that we need to talk about who we are and what has  been the successful foundation of our country dating back to our founders.   
Please click on the youtube link below to view the video of Nancy Schulze’s talk on Socialism versus Constitutional Principles. 
    
 Nancy Schulze: Socialism vs Constitutional Principles
Nancy Schulze is the Founder of the Congressional Wives Speakers in Washington, D.C. and co-founder with Vonette Bright of the American Prayer Initiative (AmericanPrayerInitiative.org).  She is married to the former  nine term Congresssman Dick Schulze from Pennsylvania. 

 

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BARACK OBAMA AND THE STRATEGY OF MANUFACTURED CRISIS

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

 

www.americanthinker.com/articles/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html

Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis

America waits with bated breath while Washington struggles to bring the U.S. economy back from the brink of disaster. But many of those same politicians caused the crisis, and if left to their own devices will do so again.

Despite the mass media news blackout, a series of books, talk radio and the blogosphere have managed to expose Barack Obama’s connections to his radical mentors — Weather Underground bombers William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis and others. David Horowitz and hisDiscover the Networks.org have also contributed a wealth of information and have noted Obama’s radical connections since the beginning.
Yet, no one to my knowledge has yet connected all the dots between Barack Obama and the Radical Left. When seen together, the influences on Obama’s life comprise a who’s who of the radical leftist movement, and it becomes painfully apparent that not only is Obama a willing participant in that movement, he has spent most of his adult life deeply immersed in it.
But even this doesn’t fully describe the extreme nature of this candidate. He can be tied directly to a malevolent overarching strategy that has motivated many, if not all, of the most destructive radical leftist organizations in the United States since the 1960s.
The Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis
In an earlier post, I noted the liberal record of unmitigated legislative disasters, the latest of which is now being played out in the financial markets before our eyes. Before the 1994 Republican takeover, Democrats had sixty years of virtually unbroken power in Congress – with substantial majorities most of the time. Can a group of smart people, studying issue after issue for years on end, with virtually unlimited resources at their command, not come up with a single policy that works? Why are they chronically incapable?
Why?
One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit.
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VIDEO – DONALD TRUMP’S WISCONSIN SPEECH – AUGUST 16, 2016

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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JASON RILEY: HOW LIBERALS MAKE IT HARDER FOR BLACKS TO SUCCEED

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

 

Jason Riley: How Liberals Make It Harder For Blacks To Succeed

“A black man in the home is much more important than a black man in the White House.”

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Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Dr. Jason Riley discussed his new book, Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder For Blacks To Succeed, on Monday at the Heritage Foundation. Riley is an editorial board member of theWall Street Journal.

In his book, Riley discusses where the Civil Rights Movement has gone wrong. He emphasizes that liberals only encourage blacks to blame their problems on whites and to make themselves out to be victims.

Even after the Civil Rights Movement, black unemployment rates were twice that of whites for the last five decades. In 1966, the poverty rate in America was lower among all groups than it was in 2012.

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DONALD TRUMP’S FULL ECONOMIC SPEECH – AUGUST 8, 2016

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

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PHOTOS – ICON LECTURE – THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT MIGRATION CRISIS

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

 

THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT MIGRATION CRISIS
James Simpson, a nationally  known economist and an  investigative journalist  was the guest speaker at the ICON Lecture on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Mr. Simpson is an expert on immigration and the refugee program that is being  presently debated in this country.  His talk. entitled , “The Refugee Resettlement  Migration Crisis” provided  crucial information on this important subject that is causing great controversy as to the advisability of bringing in refugees from the Middle East and other areas that are presently in turmoil.  Mr. Simpson is the author of “The Red-Green Axis:  Refugees, Immigration, and the Agenda to Erase America”.   
ICON’s next lecture, “The EMP Threat” will be presented on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Chapel Hill.  Mr. James Jay Carafano, PhD, a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges, is the Heritage Foundation’s Vice President and in 2012 assumed responsibility for Heritage’s entire defense and foreign policy team.   For tickets and more details, please go to www.iconlectureseries.com  
The following photos were taken at the James Simpson lecture.    Nancy  
  

James Simpson, ICON guest speaker

James Simpson, ICON guest speaker

Ann Bowman, Chapter Leader, ACT for America, James Simpson, and Keith Davis, ACT for America Chapter Leader, Fayetteville, NC

Ann Bowman, Chapter Leader, ACT for America, James Simpson, and Keith Davis, ACT for America Chapter Leader, Fayetteville, NC

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From the left, seated, Jane Hogan, Jenise Guidry, and standing, Kimberly Sanchez, Betty Ann Guidry and Andrea Rock and P.J. Gentry

From the left, seated, Jane Hogan, Jenise Guidry, and standing, Kimberly Sanchez, Betty Ann Guidry and Andrea Rock and P.J. Gentry, Person County GOP Chair

B.J. and Barry Vogel

B.J. and Barry Vogel

From the left:  Hannah Stein, Dr. Rosemary Stein, P.J. Gentry and standing, Marlene Waller

From the left: Hannah Stein, Dr. Rosemary Stein, P.J. Gentry and standing, Marlene Waller

ACT for America Chapter Leaders:  From the left:  Fay Haggard, Highpoint, NC, Tina Forsberg, Greensberg, Cheri Pickett, Greensboro, Carolyn Parker-Ballou, Southpoint, Nancy Clark, ICON board member, Leigh Sudbrink, Greensboro, and back row - Dee Davis, Fayetteville and Robert Goodwill, High Point, NC

ACT for America Chapter Leaders: From the left: Fay Haggard, Highpoint, NC, Tina Forsberg, Greensberg, Cheri Pickett, Greensboro, Carolyn Parker-Ballou, Southpoint, Nancy Clark, ICON board member, Leigh Sudbrink, Greensboro, and back row – Dee Davis, Fayetteville and Robert Goodwill, High Point, NC

From the left:  Susan Berkowitz, Marty Berkowitz, Mike Ross, Vickie Jernigan, Joe Jernigan, Michael LaPaglia, candidate for NC Secretary of State, and Mike Abramson

From the left: Susan Berkowitz, Marty Berkowitz, Mike Ross, Vickie Jernigan, Joe Jernigan, Michael LaPaglia, candidate for NC Secretary of State, and Mike Abramson

From the left:  Buckey Waters, Janie Wagstaff, President, ICON Lecture Series, and Mike Waters

From the left: Buckey Waters, Janie Wagstaff, President, ICON Lecture Series, and Mike Waters

From the left:  Tony Bruno, Mary McKinney, Joel Freelander, and Jack McCallus

From the left: Tony Bruno, Mary McKinney, Joel Freelander, and Jack McCallus

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From the left:  Karen Kolias and Gladys Kofalt

From the left: Karen Kolias and Gladys Kofalt

From the left:  Tracy Marillo and Rosemarie Wenzel

From the left: Tracy Marillo and Rosemarie Wenzel

Susan Myrick, Civitas, and James Simpson

Susan Myrick, Civitas, and James Simpson

Meg Gresham, ICON board member and Jeff Miller

Meg Gresham, ICON board member and Jeff Miller

From the left:  Tina Forsberg and Mary Carter

From the left: Tina Forsberg and Mary Carter

AFTER THE LECTURE AT THE SILVERSPOT IN CHAPEL HILL

Ann Bowman, ACT for America Chapter Leader and James Simpson

Ann Bowman, ACT for America Chapter Leader and James Simpson

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from the left:  Dr. Laura Gutman, ICON board member and Carolyn and Bob Ballou

from the left: Dr. Laura Gutman, ICON board member and Carolyn and Bob Ballou

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THE ‘REFUGEE’ CRISIS IS JIHAD BY ANOTHER NAME

Friday, November 20th, 2015
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The ‘refugee’ crisis is jihad by another name

It’s Islamic conquest through migration
  – Monica Crowley is editor of online opinion at The Washington Times.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 –
Immediately following the Islamic State terror attacks in Paris that killed and wounded hundreds of people, French President Francois Hollande rightly declared them “acts of war” deserving a “merciless” response.
This latest act of violent jihad, however, stems directly from another form of jihad, one that has been underway in Europe for decades but has ramped up dramatically over the past year.
It’s called hijra.
Hijra is a core part of jihad going back to the Prophet Muhammad that involves Islamic conquest through migration. The objective is to overwhelm non-Muslim territories with Muslim populations until they achieve domination through sheer numbers. No weapons necessary — until they gain enough control.
At least one of the Paris jihadis originated in Syria and registered as a “refugee” through Greece. This is less a “refugee crisis” and more an occupation.
Several weeks ago, I traveled through Central Europe and witnessed firsthand this Islamic tsunami.
Across Austria and Germany, I saw tens of thousands of people pouring in, with few constraints on their whereabouts and behavior. It was clear that it was only a matter of time before the chaos turned far more convulsive and violent.
Let’s be clear: Some of them may be fleeing war and persecution, but most are not. In fact, only about 10 percent of the new arrivals are from Syria; the other 90 percent are from elsewhere in the Middle East, North Africa and countries like Pakistan and Indonesia who are using the European Union’s open doors-open borders policy to reach the West for social welfare and the longer-term goal of spreading Islam.
They stopped being “refugees” when they failed to register for asylum in the first safe country in which they arrived. But the EU refuses to enforce its own borders and laws on asylum (sound familiar?). Because most of the EU member states have also laid down the welcome mat, thousands continue to pour in daily. In Germany alone, an estimated 1.5 million Muslims are expected.
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