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Week Ending July 31, 2009 - Washington, DC
July 31, 2009 4:33PM EST

July 31, 2009
July 31, 2009 - Washington, DC

Obama's approval rating drops to under 50% / Obama has 39% who "strongly disapprove" of him / President's "science adviser" doesn't think babies are human beings / Democrat leader has "You pay but I don't" tax morality / Brownback's Hate Crimes Amendment must stay / August recess and the "blue dogs" / Brothels in Rhode Island / Egyptian children on TV say "kill Jews" 

OBAMA'S POLL NUMBERS DROP HARD - -According to Rasmussen's daily tracking polls, Barack Obama had an approval rating of 65% on January 21st. That has now dropped to just 48%. Not only do 52% disapprove of his performance as president, but those that "strongly disapprove" outnumber those who "strongly approve." As of today only 28% "strongly approve" of Barack Obama's performance as president, while 39% "strongly disapprove." In the "strongly" category he is at a minus 11 points! Most of this is due to his extreme positions on abortion, homosexuality, environmentalism and socialized health care.

HOW NUTS ARE OBAMA'S CZARS? - Obama's science czar made the proclamation that sometime after a baby is born it "will ultimately develop into a human being." John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, not only believes that unborn babies are not human beings, be doesn't even believe babies are human beings after birth. Read more To make matters worse, Barack Obama has appointed many "czars" to oversee a wide range of issues including health and energy. Congressman Jack King (R-GA) has prepared an interesting video on "Czarist America."

MORALITY AND TAXES - Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel, is leading the charge for a new 5.4-percent income tax surcharge. He calls it "the moral thing to do." However, his own morality when it comes to taxes is in question.

Rangel purchased a rental property in 1987 at the Punta Cana Yacht Club in the Dominican Republic. Thing is, Mr. Rangel has apparently not been reporting rental income from the luxury beach-front villa. The villa is rented out most of the year at $500 a night in the low season and over $1,000 a night in the high season. For the years 2004 and 2005, he reported no more than $5,000 in rental income per year, and in 2006 and 2007 no income at all from the property.

Chairman Rangel also reported a home in Washington, DC as his primary residence, instead of his home in New York, to escape property taxes. He rents four apartments for himself in New York at special "controlled" rates that were intended to allow those in poverty to be able to hold on to apartments in that expensive city. He is considered a "hardship" case to receive the rates. He maintains an office in one of the apartments which is against the "rent control" rules.

When Rangel leaves Congress, we will pay him a six figure retirement figure each year while he lounges in his villa in the Dominican Republic. But don't worry, he is making sure that you and I pay our fair share of taxes to support him. Congressman Rangel has a leading role in increasing taxes to pay for Barack Obama's extreme socialist agenda. See WSJ editorial

HATE CRIMES "AMENDMENT - There was no way to stop the Thought Crimes legislation pushed by radical Democrats in Congress .... BUT ... Senator Sam Brownback was able to add an amendment in the Senate to protect religious speech. Without his amendment it could literally be against the law to quote the Bible on issues of homosexuality. The Brownback amendment was agreed to by an overwhelming majority of the Senate, with a vote of 78-13. Although passed in the Senate, his amendment is not in the House version of the bill. That means it is up to a House-Senate conference committee to decide if it will be in the final bill. Because "Hate Crimes" legislation was attached to a defense authorization bill it is important to contact members of the House Armed Services Committee, both Democrat and Republican, on this issue. Contact List Let them know how you feel about the Brownback Amendment to "Hate Crimes."

THE AUGUST RECESS - The House should adjourn today for their annual August recess. The Senate should adjourn next Friday. Most congressmen will spend most of the recess in their districts holding "town-hall' meetings and raising funds for their reelections next year. We can only pity the 56 "blue dog" Democrats in the House who were elected in conservative districts. Most have voted for the extreme radical agenda placed before them by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They must face the fact that the "health reform" pushed by Democrat leaders uses tax dollars not only to pay for abortions, but for the extremely expensive sex change operations for the mentally unstable.

BROTHELS IN RHODE ISLAND - Salon 657 is located in Middleton, Rhode Island behind the Gateway Barber Shop at 657 W. Main Road. It is located next to a pizzeria and family restaurant, Tito's Cantina.

Salon 657 advertises in the "adult entertainment" section of the Providence Phoenix. Services offered are $100 per hour, which includes "a complementary cocktail. Make no mistake; this is not a massage parlor, it is a brothel. Prostitution is legal in two states, Nevada and Rhode Island. There are numerous brothels in Rhode Island including Spa81 in Providence. While the two I mentioned offer "American women," most are operated by Asians and the prostitutes are most likely forcibly trafficked. The legality of prostitution in this small state has only come to light recently after a prosecuting attorney there agreed to allow 16 year old girls to perform in strip clubs -- as long as they got off work by 11:00 PM on school nights! Read analysis

ALL NEW JULY CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new July 15, 2009 Chairman's Report is now available to read in PDF format. This issue contains more information about our work on Capitol Hill with the new 111th Congress, and also about our work on international issues. Help your Sunday School class understand these issues better. Print out and distribute the Chairman's Report to your class or fellowship this Sunday! Click here to view

CHILDREN ON EGYPTIAN TV WANT TO KILL JEWS - The United States gives hundreds of millions of dollars to the "moderate" government of Egypt. It was in Egypt that Barack Obama declared his "respect" for Islam earlier this year. So, let's take a look at a children's program in Egypt. View clip here. It is astonishing to see young children calling for the "annihilation" of an entire race, yet this is also done in most of the mosques in America as well. Click here to see a list of other clips from Egyptian TV.

FACEBOOK FOR IRAQI CHRISTIANS - The Religious Freedom Coalition has a Facebook page to expose the crisis faced by Iraqi Christians. If you have a Facebook account, please become our friend at this link. You can help Iraqi Christians directly by making a donation at the Facebook cause page! Learn more here!

PETITION TO HILLARY CLINTON ON IRAQI CHRISTIANS - Read and sign the Internet petition to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The petition urges Clinton to direct our embassies to assist Christians who have fled Islamic terror in Iraq. The petition is located at

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