Allen West – Obamacare “Here is the simple explanation: liberal progressives cannot govern, they can only heckle.”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Everyone seems perplexed at the difficulties being encountered with healthcare.gov, especially after almost four years to implement. Here is the simple explanation: liberal progressives cannot govern, they can only heckle. They’re like the kids who never got picked to play and foolishly enough, we’ve turned our country over to them. Please tell me one country where progressive socialism has been successful? Republicans fail when they’re the party of numbers geeks who make things sound too complex. This Republic needs sound decision-making, proven policy solutions, and good ol’ American leadership. I’ve seen young Buck Sergeants provide more leadership capability than what’s coming out of Washington DC. C’mon, man.

Allen West will transition from his full-time role as director of programming for Next GenerationTV to a twice-a-month contributor

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The full email from Chernick to PJ Media staff:

Dear PJ Media Staff and Consultants:

I have a special, confidential announcement to share with you today.

In order to focus on political interests, Allen West will transition from his full-time role as director of programming for Next Generation.TV to a twice-a-month contributor of written commentary on PJMedia.com, effective October 1, 2013.

I wanted our staff and consultants to have this information first. However, PJ Media is not announcing this publicly for several weeks, so please do not share this news with anyone outside of the company until you see our public announcement.

I thank Allen for all his dedication, hard work and contributions in launching Next Generation.TV and in establishing our Washington, D.C. presence and studio. I speak for all of us when I wish Allen the very best experiences and outcomes in his future endeavors.

My commitment to the Washington, D.C. staff and studio remains as solid as ever. I am proud of this fine studio that so many of you worked diligently to construct, and I am excited to work with our D.C. and Los Angeles contributors and producers on the next generation of NG.TV programming.

Our next phase of programming for Next Generation.TV is our most important so far. We are taking that big step to produce shows for millennials, about millennials and narrated by millennials. This past January when we launched Next Generation.TV, we determined that our initial programming should be geared to the parents and grandparents of millennials since we have been building this older audience for many years. We always had in mind that we’d reach out to the millennials themselves starting in the later part of this year and cover their stories of achievement in business, science, the arts, sports, civic and military service, and leadership.

I am pleased to say that our first wave of this new content will debut on October 17 at Next Generation.TV’s first live and Web event entitled “Next Generation Startups – Young Women Building New Businesses.” This event will feature seven young female entrepreneurs who detail what it took to build their businesses. They all demonstrate that can-do spirit that made, and will keep, America great.

If you have any questions on these announcements, please feel free to contact Sandra Rozanski or Joan Seavey.

Below, you will find a personal message from Allen West about his time at Next Generation.TV and what he has planned for the future.

Sincerely,

Aubrey Chernick

September 16, 2013

 

The full message, attached at the bottom of Chernick’s email, from West to staff:

Dear PJ Media Staff and Consultants:

At Next Generation.TV, PJ Media has given me a powerful platform from which to address the critical issues facing our nation and its future generations. I am very proud of the work I did at Next Generation.TV, especially the news bureau that we have established in Washington, D.C. It is off to a great start delivering new content for our viewers along with mentoring the next generation of millennial journalists. During the nine months that I have spent at PJ Media, I have learned so much about what it takes to produce credible and informative programming, and I appreciate the help and support that all of you have provided me in that effort.

Shortly, I will be giving up my position as director of programming at Next Generation.TV to get back on the front lines to expand the message of constitutional conservatism across our country. I will also be focused on supporting my Allen West Guardian Fund PAC in promoting the next generation of conservative candidates in the 2014 election cycle. And I’m happy to say that I will be contributing written commentary to PJMedia.com twice a month.

It has been my pleasure to work with all of you, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to PJ Media.

Steadfast and loyal,

Allen B. West

Meet Dan Bongino @dbongino “A clear leader that articulates a message of hope void of the usual partisan rhetoric.”

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How is it that the Conservative movement continues to lose the messaging war on public policy “fairness”? I gave a speech last night in Potomac where I addressed this specific point. 

When we look at this question in terms of economic, healthcare and education policy, the Conservative alternative clearly produces results which are, by any measure, “fair”. When Reagan cut the top marginal tax rate from 70% to 28%, not only did tax revenue increase, but the wealthiest Americans paid a greater percentage of total tax revenue, not less. What is “unfair” about this?

Healthcare public policy has treated the poorest among us in a particularly brutal way. Here are the hard facts: according to a landmark University of Virginia study, a patient using Medicaid is nearly twice as likely to die after surgery than a patient with private insurance. Even worse, a patient with Medicaid is 13% more likely to die after surgery than a patient with NO INSURANCE AT ALL. How is this “fair”? The Conservative alternative simply gives a means tested benefit to struggling Americans to buy the exact same insurance plans wealthy Americans have access to.

Finally, it is the Conservative movement that is passionately fighting for school choice. According to Jason Riley of the WSJ, the nation has 20,000 high schools and, shockingly, only 2,000 are responsible for half of our dropouts. If you happen to be Black, you have a 50% chance of sending your child to one of these schools. This is a moral tragedy as these children have had their American Dream shamefully wiped out. We are the ones fighting for their shot at a better tomorrow, we are the ones fighting for fairness and equal opportunity for everyone.

Stop ceding the moral high-ground to cheap talking points. Take back the argument using the one weapon that the organized left has no defense against, the facts.   – Dan Bongino

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Rep. Allen West Receives Guardian of Small Business Award

West Receives Perfect Score from National Federation of Independent Businesses

(WASHINGTON) — Congressman Allen West (R-FL) received the coveted National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award Thursday.

The award is presented to Members of Congress who NFIB considers “champions” of small business owners. West received a perfect score of ‘100’ for his votes on 13 key NFIB supported pieces of legislation concerning issues from healthcare, energy and Federal Government regulations.

“Our small businesses are at the heart of keeping this economy going and I am proud to receive this award,” West said. “As I travel Dixie Highway in Palm Beach County and visit small businesses in South Florida, I see firsthand the importance of expanding opportunities and reducing burdensome regulations on our independent employers. Our small businesses represent the best of the American spirit and I will continue to be their voice on Capitol Hill.”

NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised West for his commitment to American business owners.

“In the 112th Congress, Representative West proved he is willing to stand up and do big things for small business,” Danner said.  “Guardian-award winners are genuine small business champions, consistently voting to promote and protect the right of small business owners to own, operate and grow their businesses.”

For a complete look at how each Member of Congress voted, click here

Congressman Allen West is a member of the House Committee on Small Business and is a member of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations.

The Guardian of Small Business Award is presented to lawmakers who vote with small businesses 70 percent or more of the time and demonstrate a commitment to protecting free enterprise.

National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business association. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB has 350,000 members and its mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses.

Rep Allen West – Statement “Sinking the Marine Industry: How Regulations are Affecting Today’s Martime Business”

WASHINGTON)—  Congressman Allen West (R-FL) chaired a hearing entitled “Sinking the Marine Industry:  How Regulations are Affecting Today’s Martime Business” as part of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations Thursday on Capitol Hill.  Inland waterways and ports are often the lifeblood of the economies of the regions in which they are located.  Members of Congress heard testimony from experts and small business owners on the most pressing impediments to job creation and economic growth in the maritime industry and discussed solutions to those problems.

West’s constituent, Kristina Hebert, Chief Operating Officer, Ward’s Marine Electric, Inc,. in Fort Lauderdale, testified on behalf of the United States Superyacht Association. Hebert, whose family business has been in operation since trhe 1950’s,  has many concerns, in particular the regulations imposed on the maritime industry through the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.

“The new rules have created confusion in both the recreational marine repair industry and the insurance industry,” Hebert said.  “The misapplication of the exemption brought thousands of workers under the duplicative coverage or even worse left them without any coverage at all. For these reasons, the rulemaking seriously missed the mark and will serve only to cost American jobs and drive economic activity offshore.”

The hearing allowed for a wide-ranging examination of regulatory actions by the Department of Labor, the planning and permitting processes for the United States Army Corps of Engineers maintenance of navigable waterways, and intra-state taxation of small businesses.

“Representing a sizeable chunk of our working population, I see no better time to zero in on the industry which is paramount to our way of life in South Florida and throughout the nation,” West said.  “I have heard from many in the marine industry in South Florida who say regulations are creating a toxic business environment for them.  Builders, manufacturers, retailers, craftsmen, technicians and suppliers– they all have the same frustration- the federal government preventing them from hiring and growing their businesses.”

For a full copy of Hebert’s testimony and the other maritime employers who testified at the hearing today, click here.

For video coverage of today’s testimony, click here.

For complete photo gallery of today’s hearing, click here.

Rep Allen West to host small business event: Chairman travels to South Florida

  “Small Business Owners Need Access to Federal Contracts”

WHAT:   Congressman Allen West (R-FL) welcomes House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves
(R-MO) and House Armed Services Committee Member Bill Shuster (R-PA) to South Florida Tuesday to meet with South Florida small businesses seeking federal contracts. The event is hosted by the House Armed Services Special Panel on Business Challenges in the Defense Community, of which Congressman West is a member.

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 21st
9:30 am to 11:00 am

WHERE:  Florida Atlantic University Jupiter Campus
John D. MacArthur Campus
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

WHY:    More than 1,000 South Florida businesses are currently seeking Federal contracts but often have a difficult time navigating through the process.  This roundtable discussion will help address some of the kinks in the Federal procurement process, and allow South Florida small businesses a better opportunity to land contracts with the Federal government.

“National Security needs the kind of innovative and competitive spirit that only small business bring,” West said.  “This discussion will allow small businesses in Florida’s defense industry the opportunity to voice their ideas.”

*Please see attached information on the Contractor Protection Act of 2012.  Rep. West along with Chairman Graves is today introducing legislation to make it easier for small businesses to compete for Federal Contracts.

*Media wishing to cover the event, please contact Communications Director Angela Melvin at 202-731-1778.

Watch out Obama—2012 is the year when the can kicks back – Lurita Doan

by Lurita Doan for Townhall

President Obama may best be known as the president who took kicking the can down the road to new, unimagined levels. Obama has demonstrated an unusual ability to delay decision-making, to obfuscate issues, to divert attention from matters of critical importance, and his preference to take half measures when pushed to the brink is now well known. Obama is the Grand Master of Kicking the Can Down the Road.

But in 2012 that seems likely to change—the can is going to kick back.

The problems besetting our nation can only be ignored and obfuscated for so long—and the past three years of the Obama Administration shows that things have gone about as far as they can go.

• The economy does not recover. Small business owners and entrepreneurs who have been the brunt of many of Obama’s attacks, through excessive regulation and increased fees and taxes, are not able to ignite the American job machine as they have in the past. Small businesses account for 3 out of every 4 jobs created in the United States, but Obama persists in demonizing these work-horses of the American economy. Obama’s attempts to incite class warfare (and other examples such as Harry Reid’s determination to ignore the contributions of business owners in this country) may cause this “can” to kick back. Already, the reports are in that show that during 2011 there were less IPOs than in the past 10 years. IPOs, while not the sole indicator of success, are an indicator of the state of small businesses and entrepreneurship in this country since IPOs are one of the ways that businesses obtain access to capital, measure growth and financing for long-term enterprise expansions. Even in the federal market, small businesses are being hit hard as surveys show that in 2011, there were far fewer, first-time, entries into the government contracting arena and that far fewer small businesses provided first-time goods and services to the federal government.

• The can could also kick back over Obama Administration scandals—of which there is a large menu—but where “Fast and Furious” and “green contracting” endeavors such as the bankrupted Solyndra top the list. Americans should expect that these are just the tip of the iceberg of bad Obama Administration policies in action. And, Americans should also expect that the oversight from congressional committees such as the House Oversight committee led of Chairman Darryl Issa will be fair, measured and balanced but will undoubtedly uncover even more egregious excesses from the Obama Administration’s partisan politicking and crony capitalism.

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Cruising for a Cause, West Marine Charity Event – Ft Lauderdale – Support Veterans Ocean Adventures

Support Veterans Ocean Adventures
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011 from  6:00pm to 9:00pm at West Marine Fort Lauderdale Boating Superstore, Fort Lauderdale, FL
West Marine Fort Lauderdale Boating Superstore, the largest boating store in the United States, is celebrating its grand opening by hosting Cruising for a Cause, a unique opportunity for local marine charities to raise funds for their programs. Shake-a-Leg, Hook the Future, Marine Industry Cares and other marine non-profits will have tables set up throughout the 50,000 square foot store with information and activities about their programs.
Price: $10
Age Suitability: All Ages
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Visit Veterans Ocean Adventures Online here: vetssailing.org

West Marine Fort Lauderdale Boating Superstore

2401 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316

VIDEO – Rep. Allen West’s Q&A during the Effects of NLRB and DOL Rules Hearing

On Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., the House Small Business Committee held a full committee hearing entitled, “Adding to Uncertainty: The Impact of DOL/NLRB Decisions and Proposed Rules on Small Businesses.” The hearing took place in room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
The hearing focused on recent decisions and proposed rules by the National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor that some fear disadvantage small businesses in union organizing drives. The hearing also examined how these proposed rules and decisions add to the myriad of uncertainties facing small businesses as they struggle to survive and create jobs in today’s economy.

The Next Greatest Generation by Scott Cooper “Reflections from the Burg”


Written by Scott Cooper
August 16, 2011

As we speed down the super-highway towards financial Armageddon, each of us must ask ourselves, as individuals – am I a giver or am I a taker?  Will I help prevent the collapse, or will I enhance it?    Am I okay with my grandkids having a lesser lifestyle, paying my debt so that I don’t have to sacrifice?
The fact is, if we do not stop the Ferrari speeding down this financial super-highway, it will lead to the end of our republic.  We will be responsible for our republics demise.
Over the course of the last several decades, government revenue has gone up consistently, as has government spending.  Raising more revenue is not the solution.  Individual and fiscal responsibility is.  We must realize that the entitlement mentality and dependency that our government has created and forced upon us is unsustainable.
Ultimately, the takers do not care about the future of our republic – and they currently are in control.  They are the most vocal.
Most troubling is the silence of the millions who are not yet ready to personally engage in this battle and sacrifice.  By their silence, they indicate that they are on the side of the takers.  Unless this changes, our republic will collapse.  Are you one of the silent ones?
FINISH THIS ARTICLE AT: Reflections From The Burg