Allen West “The American people are caught up in the biggest wealth redistribution scheme we’ve ever seen”


by Allen West on December 3, 2013

You may remember President Bill Clinton’s famous retort during the Monica Lewinsky episode regarding the definition of “is.” Now it seems President Obama faces the same issue of definition.

First Americans were told “if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it, period. If you like your doctor you can keep him, period.” We now know that “is” not the case.

President Obama and his minions assessed your plans as substandard according to he who knows what is, is, and we know he knows what is best. And of course we all did not understand what Obama meant what is, is, so he just misspoke and then told the insurance industry what is, is, and that they should just put everyone back on their plans — since Mr. Obama’s definition of is, is that he can simply command something to occur.

Apparently Secretary Sebelius has redefined functional to mean you do not get an error message but you are in the queue to be serviced — your information “is” being processed, albeit in a totally unsecure mode.


Allen West “Sanctions were to bring Iran to it’s knees, not to get them to negotiate”

Former Rep. Allen West

US rolls over on Iran nuke program – by Allen West on November 24, 2013

Nothing good happens late at night, and America just had a modern-day Neville Chamberlain moment. At 3 am in Geneva, Iran and 6 major powers agreed to “temporary relief” of sanctions in return for Iran stopping or scaling back parts of its nuclear program. President Obama has just empowered the number one state sponsor of terrorism, Iran, to pursue its nuclear goals and objectives.

This is not diplomacy, this is abject surrender and appeasement. Iran loses nothing, not a single facility, not any capability to enrich uranium, but we have conceded the one best non-military option: economic sanctions.

President Bill Clinton promised the same in regards to North Korea, and did that have any effect? Not to mention that North Korea has taken an 85-year-old Korean War veteran into detention, and of course we have done nothing.

Iran has held American Christian minister, Saeed Abedini, in prison for nearly a year, and President Obama said nothing about his fate, nor demanded his release. Israel and Saudi Arabia have lost all trust and confidence in America as a credible ally.



Allen West “This thing that we call the federal govt has grown leaps and bounds out of control.”

AW with Greta
BY FOX NEWS INSIDER //OCT 07 2013 // 7:25PM ET

Former Florida Congressman Allen West joined ‘On the Record‘ tonight to weigh in on the continuing budget battle in Washington.  He told Greta Van Susteren that lawmakers are “playing politics” with the American people by not trying to solve the problem with the government shutdown.

The fighting in Washington continued today, as Sen. Harry Reid’s spokesperson issued a statement blasting House Speaker John Boehner for having “a credibility problem” and refusing to “come to grips with reality.”

West argued that if Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich could work together to create a budget surplus, reform welfare and Social Security, we should be able to do it today.

“We just found out that 800,000 federal employees were classified as non-essential,” West said.  “So what does that say?  It just says that this thing that we call the federal government has grown leaps and bounds out of control.”

He contended that everyone has responsibility in this fight. “I believe that the Republicans need to do a better job of articulating policy and what it means in the long term for the American people and for hard working American families out there,” West said.

“I think the Democrats have to get away from this ‘playing politics’ where they’re concerned about ‘we want to win back the House, we want to make sure we keep the Senate’ so that the president’s last two years can be like his first two years.  They’ve got to come together and understand what’s best for the American people, not what’s best for their political party.”

Allen West Foundation: We face a great catastrophe if we don’t do something now to bring in more conservative veterans to lead this country!

AWF 2013

Dear Patriot,

There’s no doubt about it – we have an extreme shortage of veterans who are conservative in our government.

It’s no coincidence that the suffocating liberal policies of years past have come from those who haven’t served in Iraq or Afghanistan . . .Barack Obama doesn’t know what it’s like to put his life on the line for freedom. Nancy Pelosi has never surrendered an ounce of comfort for her country. Bill Clinton only knows how to make decisions from a desk chair.And with our World War II veterans no longer having an influence in Congress, we’re quickly losing the Greatest Generation and the values of hard work and sacrifice they taught us.We face a great catastrophe if we don’t do something now to bring in more conservative veterans to lead this country! That’s where the Allen West Foundation comes in. We will inspire and equip our current veterans to fill the void . . . to transition from leaders in the battlefield to leaders in public office.Did you know that the current Congress has the fewest veterans since World War II?

  • The number of veterans in public office has been declining for 40 years
  • Only 20% of this Congress have served in the military, compared to 80% in 1977
  • Of those 106 veterans currently in Congress, 23% are liberal and 77% are conservative We need our veterans now more than ever!
Before it's Too Late, We Must Equip More Veterans to Lead. Join Us!

We can’t risk having any more politically correct individuals in office who don’t know the first thing about the military. We suffered the consequences of their incompetence in Benghazi last year . . . and now we’re facing a potential disaster in Syria!

Liberal groups recently revealed they’re targeting veterans too. They said, “[Recruiting liberal veterans] is a concerted effort, and it’s part of a surge of veterans running as Liberals in the last few years” (Politico, 9/17/13).

The Allen West Foundation is the ONLY organization that harnesses the talents of veterans and motivates them to become leaders in the conservative movement. We do this year round.

The future of our country depends on our success – and your support

Wake up, Patriots! We must be courageous. We must do our duty. We can’t risk losing our freedoms because we’ve forgotten about the ones who faithfully served our country.

Will you join us?

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West
Lt. Col. USA (Ret)

@AllenWest Keep electing these weaklings, America, and more Americans will be attacked, and unfortunately lose their lives.


by Allen West via Facebook

President Obama whispered under his breath in a hot mic moment to then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell Vladimir Putin he would have more flexibility in a second term. We now clearly see what that flexibility means: increased aggression by enemies of our State who see a weak, indecisive President. The Islamic terrorist attack this weekend in Kenya reminds us of the last weak American President, Bill Clinton, who presided over an Islamic terrorist attack in Kenya against our embassy…and an emboldening of terrorists in Somalia. It was also Bill Clinton who turned his back on our brave Rangers and Delta Force Soldiers in Somalia by denying them armor and C-130 gunship support in Mogadishu. And America is entertaining Hillary Clinton as President after she took part in abandoning Americans to die in Benghazi? Santayana said, “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Keep electing these weaklings, America, and more Americans will be attacked, and unfortunately lose their lives. The only way to deal with Islamists is to kill them, as the Al Shabab attackers stated, “there will be no negotiations.” I concur!


Rep Allen West’s Weekly Wrap Up, Legislative Update and Highlights of the Week

Dear Patriot,

Greetings to our constituents, fellow Floridians, and all Americans. It is time again for my weekly update report to you all.

As I was coming into the office Friday morning, I listened to CSPAN’s Washington Journal.  The topic of the show was “Congress Kicking the Can.” I love to listen to the callers, and in fact it’s a big reason why I enjoy being on Washington Journal.  The show and guests are totally unscripted.  No surprise, one of the callers blamed everything in Washington on the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and kept praising President Obama for the great job he is doing. I sat listening, waiting for the caller to give us some example of the great things President Obama is doing for our country. Needless to say, that never happened. Instead, I became even more convinced that many Americans are now more uninformed than ever before.

Later Friday morning, the July jobs numbers were released, and sadly, at 8.3 percent, the losing streak continues. We have now spent 42 consecutive months with unemployment at or above 8 percent.  Even worse, the true employment rate, which takes into account unemployed, underemployed and discouraged workers (the U-6 computation) places the country at 14.8 percent. This has been termed by economists as the worst recovery the country has ever known.

A record 9.3 million Americans in the last three and a half years have gone into poverty, a 46-year high. America’s second quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was a mere 1.5 percent. Just to show you how dire this really is, in comparison, at this point in the Reagan recovery in 1984, the GDP growth was almost five times that- at 7.1 percent.

These are the facts and a result of the incompetence and utter failure of this community organizer to present a viable economic vision for America. Never forget that the Obama stimulus plan was supposed to have lowered unemployment in America to 5.6 percent by this time.

Who will take responsibility for the failure of Obamanomics? Could it be the fault of those pesky top two percent wage earners? The real truth is that the top one percent of wage earners in America fork over 37 percent of federal taxes, the top 25 percent contributes 89 percent. The Obama plan to raise taxes on the top brackets (those making more than $200,000 single or $250,000 as a married couple) yields only $85 billion a year, enough to fund the federal government for about 10 days. As well, an independent report by Ernst and Young estimates this would result in more than 700,000 jobs lost.

I would like to ask the caller from Washington Journal this morning if she believes the state of America right now is a reflection of the “great things” accomplished by President Obama?

Earlier this week, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), and see firsthand the power of the American free market as I talked with traders on the floor. I was honored to meet Mr. Terry Duffy, Chairman of the Board of the CME and be interviewed on his trading floor by Rick Santelli, click here.

It seems President Obama is now seeking to associate himself with former President Bill Clinton’s economic policies. However, the real analysis has to come with the comparison of leading our country after the mid-term election debacles of 1994 and 2010. Clinton pivoted away from big government spending policies and worked with a Republican-led House of Representatives and United States Senate, coining the phrase in his State of the Union address, “The era of big government is over.”  He enacted welfare reform combined with tax policy, and created a surplus.  The GOP legislative body maintained fiscal conservative principles and worked with the President to carry the country forward.

President Obama has accomplished completely the opposite.  He tripled down on failed liberal progressive economic, regulatory, and monetary policies and continues to believe Keynesian economic models of government spending are the way forward.

Americans also deserve President Obama to address the looming issue of sequestration and the “hollowing out” of our military. The principal role under the Constitution is for the President to serve America as its Commander-in-Chief. I would like to know what Commander in Chief would decimate the greatest and most superior military force the world has ever known. Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” seems to have become far more important to President Obama than maintaining the preeminent fighting force in the world.

The excuse that he has no choice because the military is apparently bankrupting our budget is absurd and untrue. Mandatory spending is the driver of our debt and represents 62 percent of the budget.  With these cuts to our military, we are looking at a devastating reduction not only of our men and women in uniform, but also to those who support them in the defense industry. Florida is looking at losing some 56,000 jobs with implementation of sequestration. Here is an interview from this week where I discuss sequestration, click here.

As I close, we all need to face the facts about where this country is headed. You might be surprised to find out where the political term, “Forward” comes from. I can tell you that it does not come from our free market heritage and it certainly does not describe the governing principles best for our Constitutional Republic.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Legislative Update:

–  Preventing Tax Increases — On Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives approved H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012, by a vote of 256-171, I VOTED YES.  The bill would provide a one-year extension of all current individual tax rates, as well as the 15 percent top rate on capital gains and dividends. The proposal would also extend for one year the estate tax rates at their current levels, the $1,000 child tax credit, marriage penalty relief and certain educational tax credits. The bill would also provide higher small business expensing limits for one year and would repeal the personal exemption phase-out and the “Pease” limitations in 2013. Finally, the bill would provide a two-year AMT patch, which would be adjusted for inflation.  In total, the bill would prevent a tax increase of $383.6 billion, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), and it would prevent the President’s small business tax increase from destroying more than 700,000 jobs and reducing wages for average American workers by 2 percent—outcomes predicted in a recent study by Ernst and Young.

– Pro-Growth Tax Reform — On Thursday, the United States House of Representatives approved H.R. 6169, the Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012, by a vote of 232-189, I VOTED YES.  H.R. 6169 would provide an expedited pathway to pro-growth tax reform in 2013.  The bill would require the House of Representatives and United States Senate to consider tax reform legislation according to an expedited timeline. Under the bill, expedited procedures would be applied to a tax reform bill containing principles included in the last two House-passed budgets: (1) consolidation of the current individual income tax brackets into not more than two brackets and a top rate of not more than 25 percent; (2) reduction in the corporate tax rate to not more than 25 percent; (3) repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax; (4) broadening of the tax base to maintain revenue between 18 and 19 percent of the economy; and (5) change from a ‘‘worldwide’’ to a ‘‘territorial’’ system of taxation.

  – Agricultural Disaster Assistance — Also on Thursday, the United States House of Representatives approved H.R. 6233, the Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012, by a vote of 223-197, I VOTED YES.  H.R. 6233 would provide supplemental funding for drought relief by retroactively reauthorizing expired disaster assistance programs for fiscal year 2012.  The cost of the disaster assistance ($383 million) would be more than offset with reductions in spending for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation programs ($639 million in savings). The net effect of the spending and offsets would reduce spending over ten years by $256 million.

Highlights of the Week:

– Tuesday, 31 July; met with Army Corps of Engineers representatives and Town of Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio to discuss finalizing agreement on sand transfer plant renovations funding and operations.

-Wednesday, 1 August; participated in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) full committee hearing on sequestration implementation options and effects. It was a very heated hearing because Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jeffrey Zeints was quite partisan in his position of not having any solutions and blamed Republicans for not raising taxes on the top two percent of American wage earners; attended the retirement ceremony of Army Sergeant Major Tammy Coon; participated in Small Business Committee hearing on impact of Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations on small business; addressed the Constituents of Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ilinois) during their Washington Fly-In.

– Thursday, 2 August; participated in the House Armed Services Committee full committee classified briefing on Transition in Afghanistan; participated in House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel subcommittee closed briefing on the Air Force Investigation of the Lackland AFB sexual assault crimes.

– Friday, 3 August; addressed 200 college students from across the country as part of the Young America’s Foundation National Conference at George Washington University.

Is Obama afraid of chicks with guns? Article by Mike Dorstewitz for BizPac Review

By: Michael Dorstewitz  for BIZPAC Review

This election cycle, President Obama’s team is bringing up class warfare, the war on women and Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital. One issue that’s missing, to the displeasure of the left, is gun control.

During his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama called for a ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic weapons and more restrictions on purchasing all firearms. I pointed out in a previous column that most handguns sold today are semi-automatic.

Since his inauguration, however, we have heard little on gun control from the president. And he’s been given plenty of opportunity to make a stand. There have been several school shootings. There was the Fort Hood tragedy (which the administration incorrectly called a “work-related incident”). Finally, there was the infamous Jan. 8, 2011, massacre, when U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 18 others were shot during a public gathering in a supermarket parking lot.

In the days following the Giffords shooting, liberal politicians and the press called for tighter handgun restrictions — but the president remained silent, choosing instead to urge everyone to tone down the rhetoric. A month after the shooting, Time Magazine’s Alex Altman noted that Obama’s reticence pleased neither the left nor the gun lobbyists. Fully a year after Giffords’ injuries, the Washington Post argued that the best way to honor her would be to enact gun control legislation, much like the Brady Bill signed into law by President Bill Clinton. The Post editorial noted that when President Obama delivered his State of the Union address after the shooting, he “could not muster a single word about the need for reasonable gun control measures to ward off such violence in the future,” expressing hope that he would soon find the courage to do so.

What the Post’s editorial board refuses to recognize, however, is that outlawing handguns won’t mean an end to handgun violence. Criminals would continue to obtain handguns just as they  always have — through illegal street sales. It would merely make law-abiding citizens unable to protect themselves and their loved ones in the face of violence directed toward them. And self-protection is, after all, the whole purpose of the Second Amendment.


This article in NO WAY reflects the views of Congressman Allen West. This article was chosen as a feature by the admin of this blog.

Rep Allen West “Really, Mr President” 2 Tickets to meet Pres. Obama & Clinton??

Dear Friend,

Last week, it was hobnobbing with Sarah Jessica Parker. Then yesterday comes this email from President Obama’s campaign gushing about what it be would like to “be a fly on the wall” at his fundraising event with President Clinton.

They described it as “almost ridiculously cool.” I describe it as embarrassing and out of touch.

Really, Mr. President? With record high unemployment and spending through the roof, you’re focused on parties with Hollywood celebrities and how cool it is to hobnob with you.

The American people are tired of celebrity ‘leadership’. We’re focused on solutions to get people back to work, and grow the economy so that people can stay in their homes, save for education and retirement, and correct the dangerous debt problem threatening our nation. That’s why so many Americans are standing with my campaign.

Steadfast and loyal,
LTC(R) Allen B. West
Member of Congress


From: Jim Messina, <>
Date: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 1:28 PM
Subject: Two tickets to meet Presidents Obama and Clinton in New York
To: Allen West <>

Meeting the President of the United States is an incredible thing.

Meeting two presidents at the same time? Now, that’s almost ridiculously cool.

If you pitch in $3 or whatever you can today, you’ll be automatically entered to join President Obama and former President Clinton in New York City on June 4th — airfare and hotel taken care of.

These two presidents know better than anyone in the world that grassroots supporters are how you win elections.

That’s why President Obama always wants to be able to meet you at events like this, and why President Clinton jumped at the chance.

This promises to be one amazing evening. Imagine how great it would be to be a fly on the wall when Presidents Obama and Clinton get together. Now imagine getting to be part of the conversation.

Enter today and you could win two tickets to New York to be there with them:

https://donate.barackobama. com/Obama-and-Clinton

Seriously, good luck.


Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

Recommended Reading Rep Allen West – April 16, 2012

Bill Clinton pivoted and worked with the GOP led House and Senate, Obama has tripled down…

by Congressman Allen West on Monday, April 16, 2012
Mr Krauthammer’s op-ed piece clearly articulates Obama’s disastrous bit of wealth redistribution policy entitled the Buffett Rule. It does not impact our debt or deficit and would require some 250 years just to alleviate one year of Obama trillion dollar plus deficits. Bill Clinton pivoted and worked with the GOP led House and Senate, Obama has tripled down. This is a choice between two ideologies which yield two very different futures for America. I challenge my liberal admirers to show me where in the world has a socialist egalitarian State been successful?

Washington Post Op-Ed – “Free-lunch egalitarianism”  By Charles Krauthammer

Here we go again.

At the beginning of his presidency, Barack Obama argued that the country’s spiraling debt was largely the result of exploding health-care costs. That was true. He then said the cure for these exploding costs would be his health-care reform. That was not true.

It was obvious at the time that it could never be true. If government gives health insurance to 33 million uninsured, that costs. Costs a lot. There is no free lunch.

Now we know. The Congressional Budget Office’s latest estimate is that Obamacare will add $1.76 trillion in federal expenditures through 2022. And, as one of the Medicare trustees has just made clear, if you don’t double count the $575 billion set aside for the Medicare trust fund, Obamacare adds to the already crushing national debt.

Three years later, we are back to smoke and mirrors. This time it’s not health care but the Buffett Rule, which would impose a minimum 30 percent effective tax rate on millionaires. Here is how Obama introduced it last September:

Warren Buffett’s secretary shouldn’t pay a [higher] tax rate than Warren Buffett. . . .And that basic principle of fairness, if applied to our tax code, could raise enough money” to “stabilize our debt and deficits for the next decade. . . . This is not politics; this is math.”

Okay. Let’s do the math. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates this new tax would yield between $4 billion and $5 billion a year. If we collect the Buffett tax for the next 250 years — a span longer than the life of this republic — it would not cover the Obama deficit for 2011 alone.

As an approach to our mountain of debt, the Buffett Rule is a farce. And yet Obama repeated the ridiculous claim again this week. “It will help us close our deficit.” Does he really think we’re that stupid?