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Week Ending October 2, 2009 - Washington, DC
October 2, 2009 7:39PM EST

October 2, 2009
October 2, 2009 - Washington, DC

Obama runs an errand for the Chicago political machine - cost to taxpayers is over one million dollars / Obama's errand for the Daley machine fails! / Fed official: Real unemployment is at 16% / Let Congressmen READ the bills before a vote!? / Strip ACORN of tax exemption / Three sure things about Obama-care / BEYOND SHOCKING: Iran's anti-Semitic leader Ahmadinejad was born Jewish.

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OBAMA SINGS "CHICAGO, CHICAGO" - Barack Obama running errands for the Daley political machine in Chicago is like Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Chicago has been run by the Daily family for nearly a century. The current Mayor Richard Daley told Barack Obama to take Air Force One and run over to Copenhagen and plead for Chicago to have a turn at hosting the Olympics. Obama's wife Michelle also made a the plea to Olympic Committee, but she didn't ride on Air Force One. Oprah Winfrey gave her a lift on her private jet which is actually more luxurious than Air Force One, although a little smaller. While Obama was overseas pleading like a third world dictator for an Olympic game a decade in the future, the official unemployment rate hit 9.8% while the real rate hit at least 17%. In the end Obama lost the bid to Rio de Janeiro and headed home after only five hours with his tail between his legs. The total trip lasted 20 hours and cost the taxpayers over one million dollars. Read more

REAL UNEMPLOYMENT AT LEAST 16% - Officially the unemployment rate rose to 9.8% in September as another quarter of a million jobs, mostly in manufacturing, were lost in America. However, one Fed official places the rate at 16%, and even that rate does not include the self employed, such as carpenters, masons, and tradesmen of all kinds who can find little or no work. It also doesn't include people who are working many fewer hours than they would like. Dont' worry though -- President Obama and radical left Speaker Nancy Pelosi have a solution: A huge tax on energy production and manufacturing. They plan to save the planet from carbon dioxide (the stuff plants need to grow) by implementing a "cap and trade" program. Refineries and energy producers will have to pay huge sums of money to continue to produce electricity or manufacture trucks. Meanwhile the EPA, now controlled by Obama, has refused to issue permits for 79 new mountaintop coal mines putting thousands of people out of work in West Virginia and Kentucky.

72 HOUR RULE - Before taking office Barack Obama promised transparency and honesty in government. Apparently members of his Administration, along with Democrat leaders in Congress, didn't get the memo. House Members were given only 12 hours to review the 1,073-page long stimulus bill that cost $787 billion. Most people probably give more thought to buying a used car. The cap and trade bill, which would cost $846 billion and weighs in at 1,428 pages, was available for only 16.5 hours before the vote. To slow down this steamroller process, Congressman Greg Walden is pushing H. Res 179 that would require a full 72 hours after a bill has been finalized and made available to Members, before it could be voted on. So far 182 members have signed a discharge petition to force radical left Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow a vote on the H. Res 179. Read more

ACORN IS TAX EXEMPT - Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) has offered a resolution in the House stating that ACORN should be stripped of its tax exempt status because of its numerous violations of the law. In his H.Con.Res. 192, Tiahrt lists various election law fraud cases against ACORN as well as its acceptance of funds from Obama's political campaign as reasons for the far left organization to lose its exemption. Since 1994 ACORN has received $53 million in funding, most of it while Republicans controlled Congress. Now that the Democrats are in control, the Republicans have figured out that ACORN is a criminal enterprise. NEWS FLASH: ACORN has always been a criminal enterprise! Read more

OBAMA CARE BILL - Most of my work on Capitol Hill involves issues of religious freedom. However, in order to advocate for those issues, I have to be present at wide ranging meetings that cover many other subjects; hence my ability to write this update each week. The health care issue comes up at virtually every briefing I attend with congressmen and Senators. After listening to countless briefings and discussions, I have been able to reach a conclusion as to three major results that will ensue from the final health care bill. The final health care bill will: 1. Cut Medicare benefits 2. Raise taxes, 3. Be over 1,000 pages long. Regardless of promises from Barack Obama, it will pay for a full range of "reproductive health care procedures," which is liberal speak for abortions and sex-change operations.

MUSLIM MARCH A FLOP - Muslims claim to outnumber Jews in the United States. I have always known the six million figure which Muslims claim is bogus, because so many people of Arab descent in the United States are Christians who fled Islam. I was very skeptical about the claim that 60,000 American Muslims were going to march on Washington, in an event called "Our Time Has Come". The official estimate for the march turned out to be about 8,000 people. Prior to the march, social conservatives, including myself, requested that the Muslim organizers publicly disavow terrorism. They didn't. Read the group letter demanding that organizers renounce terror before the march.

MUSLIM MARCH ORGANIZERS - One of the "moderate" imams who helped organize the "Our Time Has Come" march had previously advocated that our current Constitution be discarded and replaced by a new Constitution that would create a Caliphate to rule over America. Another of the "moderate" organizers is an attorney who has represented Islamic terrorists including those who first bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. Read more about "moderate" Muslims who organized the "Our Time Has Come" march.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new September 18, 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 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 review.

PERSONAL NOTE - This update was posted a day late this week because I traveled to Austin, Texas to participate in a national conservative briefing. The meeting is open only to a select group of leaders in the conservative community and gives them the opportunity to interact with each other on a one on one basis. Since the meeting is off the record, I will not be reporting on it.

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IRAN'S AHMADINEJAD A JEW? - The news is astonishing. The mad Iranian leader who just days ago at the United Nations denounced the Holocaust as a fabrication, has been discovered to have been born a Jew. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's real family name is Sabourjian, a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver. His family converted to Islam when he was four years old for "economic" reasons. If the Mullahs run him out of Iran because of his Jewish blood, I wonder if he will plead for mercy from Israel and ask for asylum. Read more .... I thought the anti-Israeli Jews in the Obama White House were a phenomena, but this revelation makes them pale by comparison.

IRAQI CHRISTIAN REFUGEES - The persecution of our brothers and sisters in Christ who fled Iraq has gotten worse since our troops left the cities. Rather than Christians returning to Iraq, more are making their way to Jordan and Syria. Our ministry is barred from operating in Syria, but our feeding and medical program continues in Jordan. A third shipment of medical supplies has been delivered, and this week we funded our feeding program in Amman for another three months. Your help is still needed.

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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