Archive for August, 2011

Referido federal al FBI de corrupción Popular

August 31, 2011

Por Melissa Correa Velázquez, EL VOCERO el 30 de agosto de 2011

La jefa de la Fiscalía Federal, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez confirmó que en la tarde de hoy, recibió a la ex gobernadora Sila Calderón en su oficina.

Calderón emitió un comunicado de prensa en el que denunció que el ex gobernador Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, la amenazó con hacer públicos
documentos federales relativos al caso que llevó el Tribunal Federal contra él. La también ex alcaldesa de San Juan indicó en el escrito que ella misma le llevó los documentos a la fiscal Rodríguez.

“Es la primera vez en mi vida que recibo una amenaza. En la nota que acompañaba los documentos federales el ex gobernador me preguntaba si
iba a seguir. La contestación es sí, voy a seguir adelante, solicitando se haga una auditoría imparcial y no política del Fideicomiso de las Comunidades Especiales. El pueblo y las comunidades tienen derecho a saber la obra que se llevó a cabo, la que falta y en qué se gastaron los mil millones destinados a las comunidades más pobres del país”, reza el comunicado de Calderón.

Rodríguez dijo a través de su oficial de prensa, Lymarie Llovet que Calderón le entregó copia de unos documentos, pero declinó revelar
el contenido de los mismos.

A preguntas de EL VOCERO sobre qué medidas, si alguna, iba a tomar la Fiscalía Federal, Llovet respondió que se iba a referir a las agencias
pertinentes.

“Las medidas que se toman cuando hay una querella yreferirla a las agencias pertinentes”, declaró Llovet.

¿Al Negociado Federal de Investigaciones?”, cuestionó EL VOCERO. “Sí, al FBI”.

Gallup Poll Shows Tea Party Prefers Perry

August 29, 2011

Gallup Poll Shows Tea Party Prefers Perry

by Wes Barrett | August 26, 2011

The migration of Tea Party support to Texas Gov. Rick Perry that many expected after his entry into the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination is becoming a reality according to a new Gallup poll.

The poll shows 35 percent of Republicans who say they support the Tea Party also support Perry. Rep. Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney are tied for second at 14 percent. Just behind them is Rep. Ron Paul at 12 percent.

Among those Republicans who say they don’t support the Tea Party, Romney leads the pack at 23 percent with Perry polling at 20 percent, Bachmann at 6 percent and Paul pulling 16 percent.

Tea Party leaders have long insisted that despite polls showing Perry’s popularity with their members, the group hasn’t formally endorsed a candidate.  FreedomWorks leader and former House Majority Leader Dick Army, a leading voice in the Tea Party said recently that the group’s support isn’t guaranteed.

The same Gallup poll shows the Tea Party is a formidable part of the Republican Party. Fifty-eight percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say they support the group.

Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/08/26/gallup-poll-shows-tea-party-prefers-perry#ixzz1WOX4RKFZ

Preferences for 2012 Republican Nomination

August 26, 2011

Reagan, Rosselló y Fortuño

August 19, 2011

Por Antonio Velazquez, creador y administrador de Tiempo Estadista

Ronald Reagan bajo las contribuciones a todos los contribuyentes americanos, bajo la criminalidad, fortalecio la defensa nacional, con su mano dura logro desaparecer la Union Sovietica y derrumbar la muralla de Berlin, ademas creo mas de 30 millones de nuevos empleos, mas empleos que en ninguna otra decada anterior. Y todo lo hizo sin devaluar el dolar y lo fortalecio.
Pedro Rosselló  siguio las politicas de Reagan al bajar las contribuciones a todos los contribuyentes, bajo la criminalidad y creo mas empleos que en otras decadas anteriores. Bajo el desempleo a 8% lo cual fue un logro economico nunca antes visto por que lo hizo con empleos de la empresa privada.  Creo los vales educativos que fue una idea republicana y las escuelas de la comunidad que son basadas en la autonomia escolar tambien defendida por los republicanos y atacada por los democratas. Lo unico que diferenciaba a Rosselló  de Reagan era su plan de la reforma de salud pero este inclusive no consistia en una copia del modelo canadiense que favorece los flancos mas liberales del partido democrata. Por el contrario la reforma era y fue una donde intregraba a la empresa privada osea las aseguradoras, medicos y laboratorios.  Como el mismo decia se desgubernamentalizo el servicio medico. De hecho Rosselló es pro-vida contrario a los democratas y mas a fin con los republicanos.  En todo caso Rosselló  era un democrata extremadamente conservador.

Luis Fortuño  bajo las contribuciones a todos los contribuyentes pero contrario a Reagan y Rosselló , Fortuño  despidio a 17, 000 empleados publicos regulares del gobierno central, no ha manejado efectivamente el crimen y el desempleo esta en 16.5% el mas alto en decadas. Eso si hay que aclarar que Fortuño  heredo un deficit de 4 mil millones de Sila Calderon y Anibal Acevedo Vila, ambos democratas. Estos ultimos dos inflaron la nomina exponencialmente y robaron con gusto y gana. La ex gobernadora solita desaparecio mil millones de dolares.

En resumidas cuentas aunque no lo quiera admitir Pedro Rosselló se parece mas a Ronald Reagan.

Luis Fortuño lamentablemente para Puerto Rico no es ni la sombra de Reagan.

Seria bueno tener un gobernador que realmente se parezca a Ronald Reagan. Eso es lo que necesita Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos como gobernador y presidente.

Rosselló teme voto castigo contra la estadidad (vídeo)

August 16, 2011

Puerto Rico edges closer to U.S. voting rights

August 13, 2011

Puerto Rico edges closer to U.S. voting rights

Source: (AHN) Reporter: Tom Ramstack
Location: Washington, D.C., United States Published: August 12, 2011 03:40 pm EDT

Puerto Ricans’ chances of winning a right to vote in U.S. elections are as close now as at any time in American history. A First Circuit Court of Appeals decision last week has set up the conditions needed for the Supreme Court to review the possibility of voting rights for Puerto Rico’s four million residents.
The appeals court deadlocked 3-to-3 on whether to hear a case in which a lower court already denied Puerto Ricans a right to vote. A tied vote means any previous rulings are left to stand. The issue has arisen previously in the federal courts but never when there was a Supreme Court justice of Puerto Rican ancestry and presidential candidates were working so hard to win Hispanic votes.
Puerto Ricans hold American citizenship and can vote in presidential primaries, but not in general elections.  he Boston-based First Circuit ruled in a lawsuit by Puerto Rican attorney Gregorio Igartua, who seeks to win a right for Puerto Ricans to elect voting members of Congress and to vote for president.
There is a Puerto Rican delegate to Congress now but he cannot vote on legislation.
The court already ruled against Puerto Rican voting rights six years ago by relying on a provision of the Constitution that says the right to vote is “limited to the citizens of the states.” Puerto Rico is a U.S. commonwealth, not a state.
Puerto Ricans would be allowed to vote in U.S. elections only if Congress passes a constitutional amendment or if the territory became a state, the First Circuit’s previous ruling said. Igartua relied on international law to argue that Puerto Ricans were being deprived of their right to participate in a democracy.
He drew support from the International Covenant on Civil Rights and Political Rights, which the United States ratified in 1992. The treaty says citizens of a country have rights to democracy that include voting in elections. The Supreme Court was presented with a Puerto Rican voting rights issue in 2000 but denied the case a hearing without a written opinion.
However, the 2000 case arose before Justice Sonia Sotomayor joined the court in August 2009. Both of her parents came from Puerto Rico. Sotomayor grew up among Puerto Ricans who settled in New York’s South Bronx and identified themselves as “Nuyoricans.” In college, she was co-chair of the Accion Puertorriqueña organization, a social and political club for Puerto Rican students.
As a lawyer, she served on the board of directors for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. She was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, who in June made the first official visit to Puerto Rico by a sitting since President Kennedy in 1961. “The aspirations and the struggles on this island mirror those across America,” Obama said in a speech shortly after stepping off his airplane at the Puerto Rican capital San Juan.He also pledged to support “a clear decision” by the people of Puerto Rico on statehood.
About half of Puerto Ricans support statehood. Most of the others prefer commonwealth status to protect their cultural identity. Only a few prefer independence.
In March, the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status recommended a vote on Puerto Rican statehood by the end of 2012.
The beginnings of a new policy toward Puerto Rico also can be seen in recent federal court decisions. In previous years, the courts held steadfastly to depriving Puerto Rico of voting rights in U.S. elections. In the First Circuit’s ruling, one of the dissenting judges was Judge Kermit Lipez, who said he has changed his mind since the court’s ruling against Puerto Rican voting rights in 2005.Lipez says he now believes the Constitution “may permit their enfranchisement” under some interpretations of law.

http://themjreport.blogspot.com/2011/08/puerto-rico-edges-closer-to-us-voting.html?spref=tw

Rick Perry Announces Candidacy for President in 2012

August 13, 2011

Full Republican GOP Presidential Debate – Iowa – Aug. 11, 2011

August 13, 2011

The Eleventh Circuit Court in Atlanta rules ObamaCare unconstitutional

August 13, 2011

Fireworks Erupt at GOP Presidential Debate in Iowa

August 12, 2011

Fireworks Erupt at GOP Presidential Debate in Iowa

Republicans seeking to capture the White House in 2012 attacked the current occupant — and each other — in a fiery debate Thursday, with the two candidates hailing from Minnesota leading off the slugfest.

The GOP front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, seemed somewhat sidelined by comparison, but he only needed to hold his ground to keep his position at the top of the pack, especially with Texas Gov. Rick Perry ready to join the fray on Saturday.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is seeking to boost his flagging campaign, instead went after Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann in the debate, dismissing her record of accomplishments and results in Congress as “nonexistent.”

“That’s not going to be good enough for our candidate for president of the United States,” he said. “The American people are going to expect more and demand more. And in fact we need somebody who can contrast with Barack Obama on results.”

Bachmann fired back that Pawlenty’s actions as governor, including his support for legislation to curb emissions and the individual mandate in health care, “sounds a lot like President Obama.”

“During my time in U.S. Congress, I have fought all of these unconstitutional measures,” she said.

Pawlenty replied that Bachmann has a record of misstating and making false statements. He also questioned her fighting skills, saying that her efforts to prevent more government spending, to derail “Obamacare” and to stop government bailouts after the 2008 financial crisis didn’t work.

“She says she’s got a titanium spine. It’s not her spine we’re worried about, it’s her record of results,” he said. “If that’s your view of effective leadership with results, please stop because you’re killing us.”

Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum also clashed during Thursday’s debate, over Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its threats to the United States.

Paul said Santorum engages in “war propaganda.” Santorum said Paul is “obviously not seeing clearly” on the subject and does not understand the threats to the country from Islamic militants.

Fox News, the Washington Examiner and the Iowa Republican Party sponsored the two-hour nationally televised debate.

The debate capped off an eventful day in which Romney took on a liberal heckler and Perry, who was not on the debate stage, revealed he was joining the GOP race.

Candidates kicked off Thursday’s debate by attacking Obama’s economic record.

“If you spend your life in the private sector, you understand what President Obama has done is the complete opposite of what needs to be done,” Romney said in response to how he would turn the economy around.

But Pawlenty later put Romney on the defensive about the health care program he signed into law in Massachusetts for its similarities to Obama’s signature initiative — an opportunity he passed up in the previous debate.

“Obamacare was patterned after Mitt’s plan in Massachusetts, and for Mitt or anyone else to say they’re not essentially the same plan, it just isn’t credible. And that’s why I called it Obamneycare and I think that’s a fair label,” he said.

Pawlenty also attacked Romney’s record on spending and judicial appointments as governor.

Romney replied by joking that he liked Pawlenty’s answer in the last debate better, drawing laughs. Romney then defended his health care program, acknowledging there are similarities but also differences, using a states-rights argument.

“We put together a plan that was right for Massachusetts. The president took the power of the people and the states away from them and put in place a one-size-fits-all plan,” he said, adding that he would grant all 50 states a waiver from that law if he is elected.

Other candidates struggled to get as much attention.

Nearly an hour into the debateSantorum raised his hand and said: “I haven’t gotten to say a lot.”

Jon Huntsman, making his presidential debate debut, admitted he had not offered an economic plan but cited his economic record as governor of Utah as evidence of what he would accomplish as president. He also defended his service as ambassador to China under Obama.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, pressed on the apparent implosion of his campaign amid financial strife and infighting earlier this summer, chastised the debate panel for “gotcha questions.” He said Republicans including Ronald Reagan and John McCain had staff defections during their campaigns, and he said he intended to “run on ideas.”

Businessman Herman Cain, meanwhile, pitched himself as the best choice for improving the economy.

“It is clear from the discussion tonight that America needs a leader and a uniter,” he said. “I represent growth. All the issues that we talk about, if we don’t get this economic engine moving by putting fuel in the engine, all of the rest of it won’t matter.”

Showing the wide diversity of opinion, Paul gave a staunchly libertarian answer to nearly every question from the economy to foreign affairs, essentially saying the United States should have friendly relations even with countries that violate human rights and not interfere in their internal affairs.

“It’s about time we talk to Cuba,” Paul said at one point. He also said the United States had created the hostile relations between it and Iran.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/11/republican-candidates-come-out-swinging-at-obama-in-iowa-debate/#ixzz1Umbqxfxr