Obamacare – “The Employer May Not Reduce The size Of Its Workforce Or Overall Hours Of Service Of Its Employees”

February 11, 2014 in "Bill of Rights", 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, Congress, Constitution, dictator, DICTATORSHIP, Obamanation, President Obama, Progressivism, Socialism, Socialist

Dictator“The Employer May Not Reduce The size Of Its Workforce Or Overall Hours Of Service Of Its Employees”
“Bona Fide Business Reasons”
Under Pains Of Perjury
Final IRS Regs For US Code 4980H
“Shared Responsibility For Employers Regarding Health Coverage”

Obama Admin Delaying ACA Employer Mandate & Regulating Workforce Size Judge Andrew Napolitano -The Kelly File

Wake The Hell Up America!!!
Obama Admin Delaying ACA Employer Mandate & Regulating Workforce Size Judge Andrew Napolitano -The Kelly File

http://www.irs.gov/pub/newsroom/reg-138006-12.pdf

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title26/pdf/USCODE-2011-title26-subtitleD-chap43-sec4980H.pdf

Just Another Obama Lie Which He Hopes Will Cause Republicans to Cave on Sequestration

February 27, 2013 in Abuse of Power, Anarchist, Debt Crisis, dictator, Economic Deception, Fiscal Cliff, Generational Theft, Indoctrination, Intimidation, Liars, Obamanation, Political Deception, President Obama, Propaganda, Redistribution of Wealth, Socialist, Treason, White House Fraud, Who Is Barack Hussein Obama?

Barack Hussein Obama invented Sequestration

Obama LaughingNow it looks like Obama and his Thugs miscalculated on Sequestration. They have been using the imminent implementation of Sequestration to conspire with their media minions  in attempting to coerce the Republicans to once again cave to  Community organizer’s wicked lying  propaganda rants that have increased in volume and intensity as we approach the February 1st implementation.

The Republicans didn’t cave immediately and thereby created  a potentially disastrous political dilemma for Our Dear Leader. His political cohorts are telling him that if Sequestration becomes effective and the sky doesn’t fall, Barack will have a sever credibly problem, even among his loyal supporters.

If you take a look at the GDP math below that shows about a half cent hit for every non sequestrated GDP dollar, or even if you don’t, there is only one unquestionable conclusion that becomes evident.

Obama’s rants on Sequestration are a contrived comedy about  ”Much A do about Nothing ”

That’s Right! There is no appreciable affect on our economy, even if he jawbone’s Ben Bernake  into saying so!

Call Your Senators and Representatives and tell them to let Sequestration to go into affect so that we can bring our $16.6T ever increasing Debt Crisis under control!

Analyses of Sequestration Affect on 2013 GDP:

The size of a nation’s economy is the total value of the spending on goods and services in the nation in a year. This spending occurs in the form of transactions within and between these three sectors. The flip side of this spending is production, because you can buy only what has been produced. So we can also measure an economy based on its production. Therefore, when you add up all of these transactions—and the value of foreign trade—the result is gross domestic product, or GDP. The formula for GDP is:

GDP = C + I + G + (Ex – Im)

where “C” equals spending by consumers,
“I” equals investment by businesses,
“G” equals government spending and
“(Ex – Im)” equals net exports, that is, the value of exports minus imports. Net exports may be negative.

According to Infoplease the  composition of GDP breaks down roughly as follows:

Consumption:   65%

Investment:       15%

Government:     20%

Net Exports:     0.0%

The CBO Projection for 2013 GDP is $16.198Trillion

2013 without Sequestration

C = $16.198T X .65 =10.5287 Trillion

G = $16.198T X .2 = $3.2396 Trillion

I =  $16.198T  X .15 =$2.4297 Trillion

2013 with Sequestration  

- Assumes that the only variable is the $85B removed from  G, the Government Budget Contribution  while  C, I  remain constant

$16.198T – .085T =$16.113 T

C = $10.5287 Trillion

G = $3.2396T- .$085T = $ 3.1546 Trillion

I =  $2.4297 Trillion

What is the affect of Sequestration on GDP?

(Sequestration GDP  divided by Non-Sequestration GDP   minus 1) x 100 = Percent

($16.113T/ $16.198T) -1  = 0.0099 = .99% or about 1%

The $85B in Sequestration would reduce GDP by 1-cent for  every dollar of a  Non Sequestration GDP.

 

Since one-half of the $85T in Sequestration is slated for FY 2014, Sequestration will reduce the  FY 2013 Sequestration GDP  by about one-half a penny  for every  Non Sequestration dollar.

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Barack Obama’ war on America; Criminal Illegal Aliens Being Released Into Our Communities

February 27, 2013 in Abuse of Power, Accountability, Amnesty, Illegal Aliens, Our Dear Leader, Political Incompetence, President Obama, Sequestration, Socialist, Treason

Barack Obama’ war on America

Posted by  Judson Phillips  on February 27, 2013 at 6:22am in Tea Party Nation Forum

Criminal ReleaseBarack Obama and the Party of Treason hate America.   It is no longer a policy difference.  With Obama and the far-left shills for the Democrats, it has never been about policy.   They do not want to debate issues and let the best idea win.  They want to defeat anyone who disagrees with them at all costs.

Now the Obama Regime is showing its total contempt and hatred for those who disagree with it.

How are they doing this?

In advance of the Budget Sequestration that is set to start on March 1st, the Obama Regime is releasing illegal aliens into American communities.

The sequestration has not even hit yet and the Obama Regime is trying to hurt Americans

The illegal aliens being released are not simply illegal aliens, but these are criminal illegal aliens.    These are illegal aliens who have been charged or convicted of criminal offenses.  Usually it is more than one.

Instead of deporting these criminal aliens, the Department of Homeland Security is literally turning them out of the prisons.    Where is most of this happening?

Arizona.

That is no accident.

Arizona is a red state.  Arizona dared to defy Barack Obama and even took him to the Supreme Court and won.

Over the weekend, in Pinal County, Arizona, DHS released hundreds of criminal illegal aliens.  They did not even notify the local sheriff they were releasing these criminals.

The Obama Regime claims they must do this because of the upcoming budget sequester.

The sequester is not causing the release but the Obama Regime is desperate to create a crisis.

Why?

What happens if the modest 2% cut in spending goes through?

Probably nothing.  Most Americans will not see any change.

That is the great fear of the Obama Regime.

If the world does not end with this modest spending cut, then the Republicans and the American people will start asking, what else can we cut.  Where else can we cut?

For Barack Obama who is determined to bankrupt America before the end of his second term, this is unacceptable.

So Barack Obama is releasing criminal illegal aliens onto the streets of at least one red state.

How many people will die because Obama is releasing criminal illegal aliens?  How many people will be injured?   How many crimes will be committed?

Obama doesn’t care.  Arizona is a red state.

He doesn’t care because for Obama, the ends justify the means.   Obama does not care that he took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution because the Constitution means nothing to him.    Obama does not care because he hates America and Americans.

Instead of being responsible, Barack Obama is trying to make the spending cuts as painful as possible.  Instead of stopping a few of those crony grants to “green energy” projects, he is keeping the Navy tied up in port.  Instead of cutting advertising to promote food stamps, he is releasing criminals on the streets to rampage and make the people of America pay for daring to elect Republicans to try and stop him.

Barack Obama is hell bent on destroying America.  Americans will die because of his desire to punish those who disagree with him.

The question is will the Republicans in Washington ever stand up to him?

 

Read more at: http://www.teapartynation.com/forum/topics/barack-obama-s-war-on-america

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2nd Amendment Under Attack – More Detail NRA Responds To Sweeping New Gun Control – Megyn Kelly

January 24, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, National Security, Obama's America 2016, Political Correctness, President Obama, Socialist, The Hope and The Change

gun bDemocrats introduce expanded  assault-weapons ban

Published January 24, 2013 FoxNews.com

Congressional Democrats introduced a new and broader assault-weapons ban  Thursday, in a vivid press conference that included a display of various weapons  they want to outlaw.

It was a measure that was quickly condemned by the National Rifle Association  as an assault on the Constitution, “instead of prosecuting criminals or fixing  our broken mental health system.”

“The American people know gun bans do not work and we are confident Congress  will reject Senator Feinstein’s wrong-headed approach,” spokeswoman Andrew  Arulanandam said.

The measure was written by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who was behind  the original 1994 assault-weapons ban which expired in 2004. It marks the first  major legislative step since President Obama, in the wake of the Newtown school  shooting, called for new gun control measures including a new and stronger  assault-weapons ban.

“Our weak gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again, and  again, and again in our country,” Feinstein said. “Weapons, designed originally  for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat, are replicated  for civilian use.”

She said the bill she and her colleagues are introducing would bar the “sale,  transfer, manufacture and importation” of assault weapons. It would also ban  magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

As part of the press conference, lawmakers displayed an array of weapons,  including a Colt AR-15, a semi-automatic assault rifle, and an Intratec TEC-9, a  semi-automatic handgun.

The move comes after NBC News host David Gregory faced an investigation for  displaying a banned magazine on a Sunday show in the District — but the Senate  sergeant-at-arms office said the weapons were displayed Thursday in “compliance”  with all applicable laws.

The office said they are “authentic” and in the custody of the Philadelphia  and D.C. police departments, which brought them.

The weapons ban, though, faces long odds even after last month’s mass school  shooting in the state of Connecticut.

In a statement, Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said the proposal would have  done “nothing” to prevent the Newtown tragedy and vowed to fight to defeat the  bill.

“Washington politicians shouldn’t be taking advantage of recent tragedy to  try to push an aggressive gun control agenda. Real assault weapons — machine  guns — are already functionally illegal, and they have been since 1934,” he  said.

The last ban expired in 2004 when Congress refused to renew it under pressure  from the National Rifle Association, a gun advocacy group. There’s continuing  disagreement about the effectiveness of the original assault-weapons ban, and  measures like beefed-up background checks on gun sales may be more likely to  pass.

Definitions of what qualifies as an assault weapon have varied over time and  across states.

According to a summary from Feinstein’s office, her bill would place bans on  120 “specifically named firearms,” as well as certain other semiautomatic guns  — and those with a fixed magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds.

While the 1994 law defined an assault weapon as one that had, in most cases,  a detachable magazine and at least two characteristics as set by Congress, the  new bill would define an assault weapon as one that meets just one of those  characteristics.

Some of those characteristics for rifles in the old law included a pistol  grip, a folding stock and a bayonet mount. But the Feinstein bill would strip  what her office describes as “easy-to-remove” characteristics like the bayonet  mount from that list.

Feinstein’s office says the bill would grandfather in weapons legally owned  before enactment and exempt more than 900 “specifically named weapons” for  hunting or sporting purposes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/24/democrats-reintroduce-assault-weapons-ban/#ixzz2IwipLnPB

Welfare Cash Withdrawn At Strip Clubs – Your Hard Earn Taxes!! – Taxpayer Wa$ted!

January 7, 2013 in Congress, Dream Act, Economic Deception, Food Stamp, President Obama, Socialist, Welfare, Welfare Fraud

They’re on the dole — and watching the pole.

Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops,  hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer  money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.

A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records from January  2011 to July 2012, obtained by The Post through a Freedom of Information  request, showed welfare recipients using their EBT cards to make dozens of cash  withdrawals at ATMs inside Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; the Blue Door Video porn  shop in the East Village; The Anchor, a sleek SoHo lounge; the Patriot Saloon in  TriBeCa; and Drinks Galore, a liquor distributor in The Bronx.

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), which  oversees the “cash assistance program,” even lists some of these welfare-ready  ATMs on its Web site.

One EBT machine is stationed inside Club Eleven, an infamous Hunts Point  jiggle joint known as much for its violent history as its girls in pink  thongs.

Cops have been cracking down on the Bronx club since 2009 and shut it down  temporarily in 2010. In July, five men were stabbed and two others shot outside  after bouncers broke up a 4 a.m. brawl with pepper spray. The club appeared to  be shuttered when The Post visited Thursday.

Club Heat, another Bronx strip club that dispenses EBT cash, is also no  stranger to violence. A 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head outside  the club in December 2011.

Critics blasted the government for turning a blind eye to welfare’s sleazy  money.

Click for more from the New York  Post

Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/06/welfare-recipients-take-out-cash-at-strip-clubs-liquor-stores/#ixzz2HM9c5GRC

Deval Patrick Eyed to Succeed Barack Hussein Obama

November 30, 2012 in Deval Patrick, MA, Political Deception, Political Machine, Politics, Presidential Candidates, Socialist

Folks get ready for another carpetbagger to make a run for the White House from MA. Deval has probably spent more time at the White House and on the campaign trail for Barack than he has spent on MA soil and he embraces the same ideology.

Will he be Barack’s Surrogate in 2016?

Could you imagine him as our Commander-in-Chief? If his Administrations patronage appointment of  a drunken menace, Shelia  Burgess to  MA Highway Safety Director is any indication, he will do just fine. Besides, the lack of any record or paper trail for her patronage appointment, shows that he is competent to follow Barack because he mastered the art of deniability and obfuscation.

BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Governor Deval Patrick says state officials followed proper protocol in destroying some of the record related to the hiring of former Highway Safety Director Sheila Burgess.

Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/20220340/2012/11/29/gov-patrick-officials-followed-protocol-in-destroying-former-safety-directors-records#ixzz2Di0nADcs

While he was in Washigton and campaigning for Barack around thecountry , his State Police Crime Lab chemist was busy doctoring over 34,000 lab investigations that have resulted in placing hardened criminals back on our streets.  H’mmm, I wonder who may have appointed her?

The Governor is being called on to fire the “Highway Safety” Director because her driving record is worse than a drunk’s. Her driving record has 34 entries since 1982, and her license was “nonrenewable” until November 1st because of a failure to pay local excise taxes. The Telegram reported:

“Three Republican state representatives from Central Massachusetts yesterday called on Gov. Deval L. Patrick and Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray to fire Sheila Burgess, the state’s highway safety director, whom The Boston Globe reported has a driving record that includes seven accidents, four speeding violations, and two failures to stop for a police officer.”

It turns out she was only in that position because of political favors. She used to work as a fundraiser for U.S. Congressman James McGovern, a Democrat from Worcester, and she also was a principal in a firm that worked for Massachusetts’ current Democratic governor Patrick when he was a candidate for mayor about 10 years ago. For this reason, the three Republican state representatives are also calling on the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight to investigate the Governor’s administration for patronage.

Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/8194/highway-safety-director-drives-worse-than-a-drunk/#ixzz2DhtLNy1b

 

http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/20220340/2012/11/29/gov-patrick-officials-followed-protocol-in-destroying-former-safety-directors-records?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8015474

 

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Deval Patrick for President 2016!!!

 

By: oldtownyankee (Diary)  |  November 24th, 2012 at 03:19 PM  |  

 

Well folks, before you laugh his name is being tossed around by the secular progressive left up here in Massachusetts as well as other bastions of secular progressivism as an encore to Barrack Hussein Obama! Moreover, he and Obama are cut from the very same piece of cloth, know each other very well, speak the same language and embrace the destruction of the Constitutions as we know it.

Patrick was the author of the famed “Yes we can” chant that Obama adopted in 2008. Patrick’s name has surfaced on numerous occasions as being in line for a cabinet position in the Obama administration. Just recently Patrick granted children of illegal immigrants in state tuition dovetailing off of the executive order that Obama handed down last summer where by children of illegal’s shall not be deported. Patrick sighted that order in his executive order.

Best yet, Deval Patrick, once he got going would make Barrack Obama look and sound like William F. Buckley! This guy is a “Moon Bats Moon Bat”. The left loves him, the papers fawn over him, conservatives loath him and the day that he throws his hat into the ring, he has a better than 50% chance of being the next President.

Would Patrick not start out by being the prohibitive favorite in all the blue states that Obama won? Wouldn’t the upper Midwest go for Patrick i.e. Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa without much of a fight? If Obama could win Colorado and Nevada in this economy, would not Patrick do the same four years from now? How about Florida and Virginia? Won’t they have even more government dependants and minorities by 2016?  Who needs Ohio?

Barrack Obama proved beyond any doubt, if nothing else, that its not the reality of the state of the Union, the reality of the economy, our influence in the world or lack there of but what the uninformed voter’s perception of the aforementioned is. So Patrick could and will deliver the same type of message that Obama did and all indications are it could very well work again.

Just look around. The United States of America is wallowing the worst recovery ever helped in large part by the Obama’s administrations policies. We have subjugated our foreign policy to the UN. We have no energy policy. The family as the bedrock of society is eroding further yet. Jobs are very few and getting worse as more of our manufacturing goes over seas, with no end in sight. Nothing is working and everything is either stalled, going backwards or barely creeping along. Yet in spite of all this, if one looks at Obama’s job performance, it will be at better than 50%. If we are to believe the print media a vast plurality of Americans think he’s just great.

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Deval Patrick for President 2016!!!

By: oldtownyankee (Diary)  |  November 24th, 2012 at 03:19 PM  |  7

 

Well folks, before you laugh his name is being tossed around by the secular progressive left up here in Massachusetts as well as other bastions of secular progressivism as an encore to Barrack Hussein Obama! Moreover, he and Obama are cut from the very same piece of cloth, know each other very well, speak the same language and embrace the destruction of the Constitutions as we know it.

Patrick was the author of the famed “Yes we can” chant that Obama adopted in 2008. Patrick’s name has surfaced on numerous occasions as being in line for a cabinet position in the Obama administration. Just recently Patrick granted children of illegal immigrants in state tuition dovetailing off of the executive order that Obama handed down last summer where by children of illegal’s shall not be deported. Patrick sighted that order in his executive order.

Best yet, Deval Patrick, once he got going would make Barrack Obama look and sound like William F. Buckley! This guy is a “Moon Bats Moon Bat”. The left loves him, the papers fawn over him, conservatives loath him and the day that he throws his hat into the ring, he has a better than 50% chance of being the next President.

Would Patrick not start out by being the prohibitive favorite in all the blue states that Obama won? Wouldn’t the upper Midwest go for Patrick i.e. Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa without much of a fight? If Obama could win Colorado and Nevada in this economy, would not Patrick do the same four years from now? How about Florida and Virginia? Won’t they have even more government dependants and minorities by 2016?  Who needs Ohio?

Barrack Obama proved beyond any doubt, if nothing else, that its not the reality of the state of the Union, the reality of the economy, our influence in the world or lack there of but what the uninformed voter’s perception of the aforementioned is. So Patrick could and will deliver the same type of message that Obama did and all indications are it could very well work again.

Just look around. The United States of America is wallowing the worst recovery ever helped in large part by the Obama’s administrations policies. We have subjugated our foreign policy to the UN. We have no energy policy. The family as the bedrock of society is eroding further yet. Jobs are very few and getting worse as more of our manufacturing goes over seas, with no end in sight. Nothing is working and everything is either stalled, going backwards or barely creeping along. Yet in spite of all this, if one looks at Obama’s job performance, it will be at better than 50%. If we are to believe the print media a vast plurality of Americans think he’s just great.

The Determinators: Whoever Pays Holds the Power to Decide

October 24, 2012 in Abuse of Power, America's Collapse, Amnesty, Audit the Fed, Benghazi Coverup, Constitutional, Freedom, Hope and Change, Liars, Liberty, Nanny State, National Security, Obama's America 2016, Obamanation, Oust Obama, Patriotism, Political Deception, President Obama, Redistribution of Wealth, Repeal Obamacare, Socialist, The Hope and The Change, The Stakes for the 2012 Election, United Nations, US Sovereignty, White House Fraud, Who Is Barack Hussein Obama?

 In 1997, the state-run Oregon health plan

approved physician-assisted suicide

In 2008 , Oregon resident Barbara Wagner

developed lung cancer

 

The Oregon Health Plan said no to Chemotherapy and

Yes to assisted suicide

An Urgent Message for America from Trevor Loudon

October 22, 2012 in America's Collapse, Election, Foreign Policy, Freedom, Gun Control, Homeland Security, Hope and Change, Iran's Nuclear Threat, Israel, Liberty, National Security, Obama's America 2016, Political Deception, Politics, President Obama, radical islam, Redistribution of Wealth, Shariah Law, Socialist, Treason, Treaties, US Sovereignty, Who Is Barack Hussein Obama?

Trevor Loudon recorded this video a couple of weeks ago. It is His message to America. In it, Trevor Loudon attempt to explain the global implications of the upcoming US elections.

This election is the most crucial in modern American history. It is not primarily about jobs and economics, it is about national security and, to be blunt, national survival.

America, and indeed the entire Western World, faces destruction if communist sympathizer Barack Obama is returned to office.

This video is being distributed all over the United States. Please watch it, and if you agree with the basic ideas expressed, send it out through your networks, to as many people as you can, conservative, liberal, undecided, it doesn’t matter.

Sometimes it takes an outside view to clarify important matters. Trevor Loudon hopes this message will serve that purpose.

http://www.trevorloudon.com/

 

Scientific Data Continues to Debunk “Global Warming” Fear Mongering

October 19, 2012 in Agenda 21, Environment, Hope and Change, Obamanation, Oust Obama, President Obama, Slacker In Chief, Socialist, United States Sovereignty

Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released… and here is the chart to prove it

  • The figures reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012 there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures
  • This means that the ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996

By DAVID ROSE

London’s Daily Mail

PUBLISHED: 16:42 EST, 13 October 2012 | UPDATED: 08:59 EST, 16 October 2012

The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week. 

The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

global temperature changesglobal temperature changes

 

Research: The new figures mean that the ¿pause¿ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. This picture shows an iceberg melting in Eastern Greenland Research: The new figures mean that the ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. This picture shows an iceberg melting in Eastern Greenland

The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued  quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported.

This stands in sharp contrast  to the release of the previous  figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year.

Ending the data then means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased.

 

 

Some climate scientists, such as Professor Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, last week dismissed the significance of the plateau, saying that 15 or 16 years is too short a period from which to draw conclusions.

Others disagreed. Professor Judith Curry, who is the head of the climate science department at America’s prestigious Georgia Tech university, told The Mail on Sunday that it was clear that the computer models used to predict future warming were ‘deeply flawed’.

Even Prof Jones admitted that he and his colleagues did not understand the impact of ‘natural variability’ – factors such as long-term ocean temperature cycles and changes in the output of the sun. However, he said he was still convinced that the current decade would end up significantly warmer than the previous two.

Professor Phil Jones
Dr Judith A Curry

Disagreement: Professor Phil Jones, left, from the University of East Anglia, dismissed the significance of the plateau. Professor Judith Curry, right, from Georgia Tech university in America, disagreed, saying the computer models used to predict future warming were ‘deeply flawed’

Warmer: Since 1880 the world has warmed by 0.75 degrees Celsius. This image shows floating icebergs in GreenlandWarmer: Since 1880 the world has warmed by 0.75 degrees Celsius. This image shows floating icebergs in Greenland

The regular data collected on global temperature is called Hadcrut 4, as it is jointly issued by the Met Office’s Hadley Centre and Prof Jones’s Climatic Research Unit.

Since 1880, when worldwide industrialisation began to gather pace and reliable statistics were first collected on a global scale, the world has warmed by 0.75 degrees Celsius.

Some scientists have claimed that this rate of warming is set to increase hugely without drastic cuts to carbon-dioxide emissions, predicting a catastrophic increase of up to a further five degrees  Celsius by the end of the century.

The new figures were released as the Government made clear that it would ‘bend’ its own  carbon-dioxide rules and build new power stations to try to combat the threat of blackouts. 

At last week’s Conservative Party Conference, the new Energy Minister, John Hayes, promised that ‘the high-flown theories of bourgeois Left-wing academics will not override the interests of ordinary people who need fuel for heat, light and transport – energy policies, you might say, for the many, not the few’ – a pledge that has triggered fury from green activists, who fear reductions in the huge subsidies given to wind-turbine firms.

Flawed science costs us dearly

 

Here are three not-so trivial questions you probably won’t find in your next pub quiz. First, how much warmer has the world become since a) 1880 and  b) the beginning of 1997? And what has this got to do with your ever-increasing energy bill?

You may find the answers to the first two surprising. Since 1880, when reliable temperature records began to be kept across most of the globe, the world has warmed by about 0.75 degrees Celsius.

From the start of 1997 until August 2012, however, figures released last week show the answer is zero: the trend, derived from the aggregate data collected from more than 3,000 worldwide measuring points, has been flat.

Surprising: News that the world has got no warmer for the past 16 years will come as something of a shock. This picture shows drifting ice in CanadaSurprising: News that the world has got no warmer for the past 16 years will come as something of a shock. This picture shows drifting ice in Canada

Not that there has been any  coverage in the media, which usually reports climate issues assiduously, since the figures were quietly release online with no accompanying press release – unlike six months ago when they showed a slight warming trend.

The answer to the third question is perhaps the most familiar. Your bills are going up, at least in part, because of the array of ‘green’ subsidies being provided to the renewable energy industry, chiefly wind.

They will cost the average household about £100 this year. This is set to rise steadily higher – yet it  is being imposed for only one  reason: the widespread conviction, which is shared by politicians of all stripes and drilled into children at primary schools, that, without drastic action to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions, global warming is certain soon to accelerate, with truly catastrophic consequences by the end of the century – when temperatures could be up to five degrees higher.

Hence the significance of those first two answers. Global industrialisation over the past 130 years has made relatively little difference.

And with the country committed by Act of Parliament to reducing CO2 by 80 per cent by 2050, a project that will cost hundreds of billions, the news that the world has got no warmer for the past 16 years comes as something of a shock.

It poses a fundamental challenge to the assumptions underlying every aspect of energy and climate change policy.

This ‘plateau’ in rising temperatures does not mean that global warming won’t at some point resume.

But according to increasing numbers of serious climate scientists, it does suggest that the computer models that have for years been predicting imminent doom, such as  those used by the Met Office and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, are flawed, and that the climate is far more complex than the models assert.

‘The new data confirms the existence of a pause in global warming,’ Professor Judith Curry, chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Science at America’s Georgia Tech university, told me yesterday.

‘Climate models are very complex, but they are imperfect and incomplete. Natural variability  [the impact of factors such as long-term temperature cycles in the oceans and the output of the sun] has been shown over the past two decades to have a magnitude that dominates the greenhouse warming effect.

‘It is becoming increasingly apparent that our attribution of warming since 1980 and future projections of climate change needs to consider natural internal variability as a factor of fundamental importance.’

Professor Phil Jones, director of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, who found himself at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ scandal over leaked emails three years ago, would not normally be expected to agree with her. Yet on two important points, he did.

The data does suggest a plateau, he admitted, and without a major El Nino event – the sudden, dramatic warming of the southern Pacific which takes place unpredictably and always has a huge effect on global weather – ‘it could go on for a while’.

Like Prof Curry, Prof Jones also admitted that the climate models were imperfect: ‘We don’t fully understand how to input things like changes in the oceans, and because we don’t fully understand it you could say that natural variability is now working to suppress the warming. We don’t know what natural variability is doing.’

Headache: The evidence is beginning to suggest that global warming may be happening much slower than the catastrophists have claimed ¿ a conclusion with enormous policy implications for politicians at Westminster, picturedHeadache: The evidence is beginning to suggest that global warming may be happening much slower than the catastrophists have claimed – a conclusion with enormous policy implications for politicians at Westminster, pictured

Yet he insisted that 15 or 16 years is not a significant period: pauses of such length had always been expected, he said.

Yet in 2009, when the plateau was already becoming apparent and being discussed by scientists, he told a colleague in one of the Climategate emails: ‘Bottom  line: the “no upward trend” has to  continue for a total of 15 years before we get worried.’

But although that point has now been passed, he said that he hadn’t changed his mind about the  models’ gloomy predictions:  ‘I still think that the current decade which began in 2010 will be warmer by about 0.17 degrees than the previous one, which was warmer than the Nineties.’

Only if that did not happen would he seriously begin to  wonder whether something more profound might be happening. In other words, though five years ago he seemed to be saying that 15 years without warming would make him ‘worried’, that period has now become 20 years.

Meanwhile, his Met Office  colleagues were sticking to their guns. A spokesman said: ‘Choosing a starting or end point on short-term scales can be very misleading. Climate change can only be detected from multi-decadal timescales due to the inherent variability in the climate system.’

He said that for the plateau to last any more than 15 years was ‘unlikely’. Asked about a prediction that the Met Office made in 2009 – that three of the ensuing five years would set a new world temperature record – he made no comment. With no sign of a strong El Nino next year, the prospects of this happening are remote.

Why all this matters should be obvious. Every quarter, statistics on the economy’s output and  models of future performance have a huge impact on our lives. They trigger a range of policy responses from the Bank of England and the Treasury, and myriad decisions by private businesses.

Yet it has steadily become apparent since the 2008 crash that both the statistics and the modelling are extremely unreliable. To plan the future around them makes about as much sense as choosing a wedding date three months’ hence on the basis of a long-term weather forecast.

Few people would be so foolish. But decisions of far deeper and more costly significance than those derived from output figures have been and are still being made on the basis of climate predictions, not of the next three months but of the coming century – and this despite the fact that Phil Jones and his colleagues now admit they do not understand the role of ‘natural variability’.

The most depressing feature  of this debate is that anyone who questions the alarmist, doomsday scenario will automatically be labelled a climate change ‘denier’, and accused of jeopardising the future of humanity.

So let’s be clear. Yes: global warming is real, and some of it at least has been caused by the CO2 emitted by fossil fuels. But the evidence is beginning to suggest that it may be happening much slower than the catastrophists have claimed – a conclusion with enormous policy implications.

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Obama Admin Is Using A Program To Buy The Election By Hiding Cuts To Medicare?

October 18, 2012 in Economic Deception, Obama's America 2016, ObamaCare, Politics, President Obama, Redistribution of Wealth, Senior Healtcare, Socialist, The Hope and The Change, United States Constitution, Welfare, Welfare Fraud

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has threatened to subpoena the Department of Health and Human Services if it does not turn over documents by Thursday on a program he claims is being used to “buy” the election by hiding the effects of ObamaCare.   Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, made his demands in a letter late Wednesday to Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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His office effectively is accusing the department of stringing them along in their months-old request for documents about an $8 billion program that pays bonuses to Medicare Advantage plans.

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“Your staff has run out of excuses and the long delay in providing these documents is inexcusable,” Issa wrote, in the letter obtained by FoxNews.com.

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Issa claims the bonus program is being used to mask the first round of Medicare Advantage cuts in connection with the health care overhaul — in order to win favor with seniors. He said in a recent letter that “the only plausible explanation” for the program is that it’s being used as a “temporary bandage” to cover up cuts, “realizing the political danger” of those cuts in an election year.   The program in question is called a “demonstration” project. But Issa’s office complains the project is far more sweeping than a run-of-the-mill test program, and conveniently lasts until 2014.   The congressman further says the effects of ObamaCare’s $200 billion in Medicare Advantage cuts over the next decade would have been felt starting this week — if not for the bonus payments. Thanks to them, he wrote in an August letter, the project offsets 71 percent of the cuts this year.   “What they’re really doing is trying on the eve of an election not to have seniors realize that the cuts to Medicare Advantage were real,” Issa told Fox News in an interview earlier this month.   But the department, while saying it is reviewing Issa’s letter, portrayed the program differently.   “The quality bonus payment demo is providing incentives to more (Medicare Advantage) plans to improve care, giving more patients high-quality choices in the program,” the department said in a written response to FoxNews.com. “It is consistent with previous demos.”   Earlier this year, the Government Accountability Office recommended that the Obama administration kill the bonus payment program — questioning the legal authority behind the system.   In his Wednesday letter to Sebelius, Issa described how Health and Human Services officials repeatedly claimed they were working on his committee’s request for documents. According to the letter, they told the panel on Oct. 3 they were “aiming for tomorrow” and “the copying machines are working overtime.”   The documents have not been turned over. Issa, in his letter, set a deadline of 5 p.m. ET on Thursday for meeting his demands — or else the committee will move to subpoena.   The letter was also signed by Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., who chairs an oversight subcommittee.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/17/issa-threatens-subpoena-this-week-over-obamacare-docs/#ixzz29fHJpYpq