Video Rep Allen West – Districts, payroll tax cuts and the future of the GOP” ABC’s This Week”

Rep. West sits down with WPLG’s (Miami) Anchor Michael Putney for an in depth review of 2011

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The Utter Lunacy Of Obamanomics – The Right Sphere

Okay, get this. The Obama administration wants to extend the payroll tax “cuts” that were part of the failed stimulus package from 2009. If you don’t know what they are it’s because they were literally so small no one really noticed. A little less was taken out of your paycheck every couple of weeks than normal for a couple of years. The only real impact of this “tax cut” was that Social Security was underfunded so we’ll have to deal with an even bigger mess later on.

But here’s the best (read “crazy”) part: The Obama administration is arguing that letting these puny “tax cuts” expire will be a drag on the economy. That’s right, they’re arguing that a tax hike (which is what would happen if the cuts expire) will hurt the economy. Okay? With me so far? They’re arguing for tax cuts… which most people didn’t even notice. So you can imagine that there was really no major economic uplift realized from the cuts. Okay, no need to imagine it – we’re living it. The economy sucks right now.

Ineffective tax cuts are ineffective. Now, instead of realizing that maybe more needs to be done – like broader tax reform – the Obama administration is proposing we extend the ineffective payroll tax cuts and – wait for it – hike taxes on “the 1%” (which is really anyone who makes more $250,000)  to offset the shortage of funding for Social Security. You know, because that won’t hurt the economy, guys.

I mean really, how stupid can you get? You offset tax cuts with tax hikes elsewhere? And, on top of that, you raise taxes on the people who create the jobs for the people whose payroll taxes you’re cutting? Hello? Is ANYONE home?


Meet Oklahoma’s District 1 – LTC (Sel) Jim Bridenstine – Patriot running for US Congress


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Jenks High School – Distinguished Graduate, Oklahoma Swimmer of the Year
Rice University – Triple Major – Economics, Psychology, Business
Cornell University – Masters of Business Administration

Lieutenant Commander (Sel) Jim Bridenstine is currently a pilot in the U.S. Navy Reserve where he flies the E-2C Hawkeye in Central and South America in support of America’s war on drugs.  Early in his active duty career, Jim Bridenstine flew E-2C Hawkeyes off the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.  It was there that he flew combat missions and gathered most of his 1,900 flight hours and 333 carrier arrested landings.  Jim participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Operation Southern Watch in Iraq, and Operation Shock and Awe in Iraq.  While on active duty, Jim Bridenstine transitioned to the F-18 Hornet and flew with the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, the parent command to TOPGUN.

After leaving active duty, Jim Bridenstine earned an MBA from Cornell University and returned to Tulsa to be the Executive Director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium.  He was responsible for the museum’s air shows, special events, human resources, and financial management.  He created the QuikTrip Air and Rocket Racing Show and launched Tulsa’s campaign to acquire one of three retiring space shuttles.

In addition to flying counter drug missions in the Navy Reserves, Jim Bridenstine is a consultant with a large consulting services firm.

Jim Bridenstine is married to Michelle (Ivory) Bridenstine.  They have three children, Walker (5), Sarah (3), and they are expecting another child in February.

Jim Bridenstine and his family are members of South Tulsa Baptist Church.

Other Honors / Authorized to Wear
Eagle Scout
Air Medal
Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V”
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal x 2
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Expert Pistol Medal
Battle Efficiency Ribbon