Patriotic Lady of Liberty

Enjoy this vintage, textural grunge style patriotic collage of the American Flag and the Statue of Liberty – available in my gallery on many different product types, such as:

Defunding Planned Parenthood

Yesterday, the Senate rejected a short-term continuing resolution that would defund Planned Parenthood. The vote was 47-52, short of the 60 votes needed, with eight republicans breaking rank to vote with democrats.

After the release of ten Planned Parenthood videos which revealed the barbaric and illegal practice of selling aborted baby-parts for profit, most Americans were outraged. Yet, with an opportunity to defund Planned Parenthood – an organization which received over $500 million in taxpayer-funded subsidies last year – the following eight republican Senatorscast their votes to fund the aforementioned abortion mill, primarily through their perceived fear that a failure to do so would result in the republican party being blamed for ‘shutting down’ the government:

  1. Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire)
  2. Susan Collins (Maine)
  3. Tom Cotton (Arkansas)
  4. Dean Heller (Nevada)
  5. Mark Kirk (Illinois)
  6. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
  7. Rand Paul (Kentucky)
  8. Ben Sasse (Nebraska)

Shameful.

Thomas Sowell Quote

A scholar specializing in the study of Latin America said that the official poverty level in the United States is the upper middle class in Mexico. The much criticized market economy of the United States has done far more for the poor than the ideology of the left.

– Thomas Sowell (townhall.com)

Carly Fiorina Quote

As regards Planned Parenthood, anyone who has watched this videotape, I dare, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain. This is about the character of our nation, and if we will not stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on us.

– Carly Fiorina at the republican debate (Ronald Reagan Library | Simi Valley, California)

Middle Eastern Refugee Welfare Cost

Given that President Obama plans to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States – a percentage of which may have intentions to commit acts of terrorism, probably won’t be adequately vetted, and are immediately eligible for public benefits – consider these fiscal year 2013 statistics related to Middle Eastern refugees:

  • 91.4% received food stamps
  • 73.1% on Medicaid
  • 68.3% on cash welfare

Source: More Than 90 Percent of Middle Eastern Refugees On Food Stamps, by Caroline May (breitbart.com)