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  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled police officers in the Commonwealth are no longer required to obtain a warrant prior to searching a vehicle, a decision that essentially overturns the protections enumerated in the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and in Pennsylvania’s own state constitution. Yesterday, Justice Seamus McCaffery issued the court’s opinion, stemming from a 2010 Philadelphia police department traffic stop of a man for having dark tinted windows, who was later found to be hiding two pounds of marijuana under the hood of his vehicle. In a 4-2 vote, the court decided “the prerequisite for a warrantless search of a motor vehicle is probable cause to search.” Previously, as explained by Lancaster Online, police were not allowed to search a vehicle unless a driver consented, “or if the illegal substances were in plain view.” “Now, based on the opinion, it only takes reasonable probable cause for an officer to go ahead with the search without a warrant,” writes Brett Hambright. Not surprisingly, police are ecstatic. http://www.infowars.com/pennsylvania-cops-no-longer-need-warrants-to-search-vehicles/
  • December 7, 2012

    Tax Cuts Help Small Business

    The senate approved a yearlong extension of tax cuts for all but the highest-earning Americans.  Senators approved the Democratic bill by a near party-line 51-48 vote, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding over the chamber in case his vote was needed to break a tie. The $250 billion extends tax cuts in 2013 for millions of Americans that otherwise would expire in January.  The bill will deny those reductions to individuals making over $200,000 yearly and couples earning at least $250,000. The increase taxes on the top 2 percent of taxpayers will pay for 8 days of the Governments spending.  It’s estimated that a tax on top wage earners would bring in about $85 billion a year; the federal government spends about $85 billion every 8 and a half days. These tax cuts are being pushed to help working class family and small business owners.  It’s be leaved that 97% of businesses in the USA are small businesses so the President hopes these tax cut extensions will help to stimulate growth in out country and economy.  
  • November 28, 2012

    8 Days Of Government Spending

    The senate approved a yearlong extension of tax cuts for all but the highest-earning Americans.  Senators approved the Democratic bill by a near party-line 51-48 vote, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding over the chamber in case his vote was needed to break a tie.   The $250 billion Democratic measure would extend tax cuts in 2013 for millions of Americans that otherwise would expire in January.  The bill will deny those reductions to individuals making over $200,000 yearly and couples earning at least $250,000.   The increase taxes on the top 2 percent of taxpayers will pay for 8 days of the Governments spending.  It’s estimated that a tax on top wage earners would bring in about $85 billion a year; the federal government spends about $85 billion every 8 and a half days!   I am not really sure what this solves besides a political move to show the government is trying, just not trying that hard.   For more information on government spending:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_spending  
  • May’s job numbers report which showed a weaker than expected 69,000 jobs added in May and a slight rise in the unemployment rate from 8.1 percent to 8.2 percent last month.  The new job report was expected to show between 100,000 to 120,000 added jobs this report shows a far cry from the expected number.  This is the exact same situation that happened last year where over the winter months jobs increased then come sprint jobs recessed in growth.  Mitt Romney and republicans were quick to hit President Barack Obama about the lousy preforming economy while stocks crashed after the job report hit.  The stock market has been on a slippery slope since investor sentiment sank on Europe’s deepening credit problems.  Financial markets will continue to tumble because of bad economic data, including weak PMI from China and Europe, and pretty horrible employment data both in Europe and here in the USA.
  • I’m not a President Obama supporter he has openly admitted that he is very upset about gas prices being UP going into an election year.  He has done a good job of trying to answer the question with out saying he can do nothing as seen in the video below. Some of President Obama ideas about clean energy and energy efficiency are good and I do agree with them but again this gas price situation is not helping our economy rebound President Obama admits that in both of these videos.  Some of his good energy ideas are Doubling the fuel efficiency standards on cars Building more energy efficient homes with better insulation and windows Moving homes and companies over to clean energy Wind, Solar, etc Gas closed at $101.22 a barrel today on stock market.  So shouldn’t gas be down around $3.00 a gallon where it was a few months ago especially if America is more energy efficient then ever.  Since our oil imports are below 50% and dropping then why do the prices continue to surge.  Since America uses more fuel efficient vehicles and we have taken 12 billion barrels of oil offline and we have increased production then why do the gas prices continue to surge gas goes up a nickel or dime and then comes down a few cents.  We as Americans are being gouged and nothing is being done to help us.