January 25, 2008

President Bush, Speaker Pelosi & Republican Leader Boehner Announce Legislation to Return to Most Americans (including non-taxpayers) from $300 to $1,200 (in addition to up to $1,200 for families with children) - Senate Democrats May Try to Block Plan - President Bush Vows to Fight for the Bush-Pelosi-Boehner Bipartisan Economic Growth Package

Yesterday, President George W. Bush -- with congressional leaders, Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader John Boehner -- announced a plan to return money to almost all Americans by this coming May, a plan affecting 117 million families. However, today some Senate liberal Democrats began throwing their usual monkey wrenches into the legislative mixing bowl, and the Wall Streeters had a temper tantrum, which could -- as a result if they get their way -- deny some $150 billion in money for American families and small businesses, etc.

Among the provisions in the very-easy-to-understand Bipartisan Economic Growth Package: Most individuals who pay taxes would get $600; working couples would receive $1,200. Workers who make at least $3,000 but don't pay income taxes would get checks of $300 to $600. People in both groups would get $300 credits for each of their children, up to $1,200 per family. The Bush/Pelosi/Boehner Bipartisan Economic Growth Package also includes more generous expensing and depreciation rules for business in 2008 which help the cash flows of these businesses.

Today, President Bush said, "Speaker Pelosi and Leader Boehner have demonstrated strong leadership. They reached an agreement on a proposal that will have a positive impact on our economy. Congress should move it quickly. And I understand the desire to add provisions from both the right and the left. I strongly believe it would be a mistake to delay or derail this bill".

President Bush also said, "This package is big enough to affect the economy in positive ways, it will provide immediate help, and it's temporary. The entire package is tax-relief. There are no tax increases, no unnecessary spending or regulatory projects; income tax cuts for a lot of people, as well as bonus depreciation for … our businesses and small business expensing. It's needed, and you need to pass it as quickly as possible to get money in the hands of the people who are going to help this economy stay strong."

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) released the following statement yesterday regarding the bipartisan work on an economic growth package: "The House reached an agreement on an economic growth package which neither raises taxes nor increases spending on government programs. We can all agree that we must act soon if we want to provide timely relief to American families and job creators, and boost our fundamentally strong economy”. Unfortunately, some Senate Democrats are beginning to drag their feet on getting this $150 billion from being returned to the American people.

And President Bush said something self-evident to keep the Bush economic boom going: "The best thing we can do to deal with uncertainty in the economy is make the tax cuts we passed permanent."

ACTION ALERT: Please call both of your Senators and urge them to support the Bush/Pelosi/Boehner Tax Rebate Legislation for American families/small businesses. Your 2 Senators can be reached at 202-224-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and let them know the United States Senate must approve the Bipartisan Economic Recovery Package immediately so that checks for 117 million families will arrive this spring.

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Kansas District Attorney Phill Kline Continues his Campaign to End the Criminality of Planned Parenthood of America, which Kills about 150,000 Unborn Babies each Year in its Abortuaries - Criminal Trial for Planned Parenthood is Likely in the Near Future

The Kansas District Attorney in Johnson County, Phill Kline, continued his gallant efforts to bring the infamous Planned Parenthood of America -- which kills about 150,000 unborn children each year in its abortion chambers -- to account in the courts of justice for deceit and illegal killing of unborn babies.

District Attorney Kline asked District Judge Stephen Tatum to disqualify two lawyers representing Planned Parenthood, and Judge Tatum rejected Mr. Kline's motion. District Attorney Kline argued his motion because the two Planned Parenthood lawyers were involved in the transmission of abortion record which Mr. Kline said were manufactured. He did not want Planned Parenthood to appeal its potential conviction in a criminal court of law on the basis of ineffective counsel.

Now that Judge Tatum ruled these two lawyers cannot be disqualified, Planned Parenthood should not be able to use that lame excuse in its appeal of its probable conviction. The most reprehensible facts regarding this group founded by Margaret Sanger, one of the most vicious racists in American history, is that we American taxpayers have given this infamous Planned Parenthood billions of tax dollars over the decades.

In October 2007, District Attorney Phill Kline filed 107 counts, 23 of them felonies, against Planned Parenthood's abortion chamber in a suburb of Kansas City. Evidence presented in the courtroom shows that Planned Parenthood illegally performed abortions past the 22nd week of pregnancy, possibly as many as 23 different times, without documentation of either non-viability or maternal harm. Planned Parenthood is likely to be convicted of routinely and illegally aborting fully viable unborn babies, fabricating records to cover up its crimes, etc.

Congress should immediately take steps to defund this abominable group which has committed millions of killings of unborn babies since the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, 35 years ago this past Tuesday.

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Over 100,000 March in the 35th Annual March for Life in Washington D.C. as the Killing of 50 million Unborn Babies plateau is Reached since the Most Infamous Decision in U.S. Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, was Reached on January 22, 1973/President Bush Also Proclaimed Last Sunday as National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2008

President George W. Bush spoke to the massive crowd participating in the annual March for Life commemorating the most infamous decision by the United States Supreme Court which has resulted in the deaths of nearly 50 million innocent unborn babies since Roe v. Wade was decided on January 22, 1973 by 7 radical justice dictators on the nation's highest court.

In his speech President Bush told the massive crowd, a majority of whom were young people, who are more pro-life than their Baby Boomer permissive parents: "...I see people with a deep conviction that even the most vulnerable member of the human family is a child of God. You're here because you know that all life deserves to be protected. And as you begin your march, I'm proud to be standing with you....".

"Thirty-fives years ago today the United States Supreme Court declared and decided that under the law an unborn child is not considered a person. But we know many things about the unborn. Biology confirms that from the start each unborn child is a separate individual with his or her own genetic code. Babies can now survive outside the mother's womb at younger and younger ages. And the fingers and toes and beating hearts that we can see on an unborn child's ultrasound come with something that we cannot see: a soul....".

President George W. Bush will be noted long after he is gone for putting two of the votes onto the U.S. Supreme Court which finally overturned this abominable decision, Roe v. Wade - Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, and his Associate Justice, Samuel Alito.

In addition to speaking to the crowd of more than 100,000 at the 35th Annual March to Life organized by Nellie Gray last Tuesday, last Friday President Bush also proclaimed that last Sunday was National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2008. In his proclamation, President Bush said: "On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we recognize that each life has inherent dignity and matchless value, and we reaffirm our steadfast determination to defend the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society.

"America was founded on the belief that all men are created equal and have an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and our country remains committed to upholding that founding principle.... Our Nation has made progress in its efforts to protect human life, and we will strive to change hearts and minds with compassion and decency. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day and throughout the year, we help strengthen the culture of life in America and work for the day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law...."

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) said, "Tens of thousands of Americans will gather today in Washington to affirm that every human life is precious. They know this principle lies at the root of every just society, and their presence is a powerful reminder of just how fragile a principle it is. I applaud the participants of the 35th annual March for Life on their commitment to a culture that treats its weakest members with dignity and respect, and I join them in working to advance this just and noble cause."

Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, R-MD said: "This is the 16th consecutive year that I’ve been privileged to address the March for Life Rally in Washington, DC and welcome Marylanders who share in our struggle to protect the life of unborn children. There is encouraging news. Just last week, my hometown paper the Frederick News Post reported that there were fewer abortions last year than in the past 30 years...."

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Senator David Vitter Introduces a Pro-Life Amendment which, if Passed, will Provide for NO federal funds for Abortions Except to Save the Life of the Mother, or in Cases of Rape or Incest

Senator David Vitter, R-LA, offered an amendment this week to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, S. 1200, to codify the longstanding policy (i.e. Hyde Amendment named after the late Congressman Henry Hyde, R-IL) against funding abortions with federal Indian Health Service (IHS) funds. If enacted, the Vitter Amendment will put the ban on federal funding of abortion through the Indian Health program in permanent statute. It is unclear when the vote on the legislation will take place.

If the Vitter Amendment is passed into law, federal IHS funds would not be able to be used for abortions (except to save the life of the unborn baby's mother; or in incidences of rape or incest, no matter what happens with the annual appropriations language. The same thing happened when the Hyde Amendment was made permanent as part of the Defense Authorization Bill in 1996.

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Conservative Members in U.S. House of Representatives Introduce the Economic Growth Act, H.R. 5109, and the Middle Class Job Protection Act, H.R. 4995

Along with the Bipartisan Economic Growth Package introduced this week by President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Republican House Leader John Boehner, two groups of conservatives have introduced two pieces of legislation which will go a long way in establishing long-term economic prosperity in America.

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) in the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced the Economic Growth Act, H.R. 5109, which will provide some much-needed, incentive-based relief to job-creators. The authors of the bill said that: "History shows us that the best way to provide an economic turnaround, preserve jobs and spur economic growth is to ensure that job creators face a lower tax and regulatory burden. In other words, House conservatives believe that economic stimulus legislation should actually include economic stimulus."

The RSC’s Economic Growth Act s designed to provide broad, growth-oriented, permanent incentives for economic activity across all sectors and industries, with immediate application and sustained, long-term implications.

Highlights of the RSC bill include:

1. Full, Immediate Expensing.

2. Significant Reduction in the Top Corporate Tax Rate.

3. End the Capital Gains Tax on Inflation.

4. Simplify the Capital Gains Rate Structure.

It is anticipated that Senator Jim DeMint, R-SC, will introduce the Senate companion bill to the Economic Growth Act, H.R. 5109.

Last week, another bill called "Middle Class Job Protection Act," H.R. 4995, was introduced by a group of House Members (listed below) led by the Republican Chief Deputy Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA.) Congressman Cantor said regarding to their bill: "Given the current economic uncertainty and the real fears American families have, it is time for all of us in Congress to come together to make Washington work for the American people again, not the other way around. Today, I am introducing The Middle Class Jobs Protection Act which will help to provide the tools and incentives necessary for a more certain economic future for millions of American families.

“While healthcare costs skyrocket, tuition escalates and the housing market continues to spiral downward, this bill will help to ensure the continued expansion of our economy and the creation of good jobs for the American people. Job growth – not increased government spending - is the key to addressing the slowdown in investment due to the housing crisis.” A renewed investment outlook will result in job protection for America’s families, while allowing America to continue leading globally.

THE MIDDLE CLASS JOBS PROTECTION ACT WILL:

1. Slash the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%, encouraging businesses to create jobs.

2. Provide for a 50% bonus depreciation for 2008 and 2009.

3. Allow for section 179 expensing for ’08-‘09 of up to $250,000 for purchases up to a $1M

4. Allow a 5 year carry back of Net Operating Loss.

5. Allow for extension of carry back period for Business Tax Credits for 3 years.

Co-sponsors of Congressman Cantor's bill include the following:

Mr. CANTOR (for himself, Mr. HENSARLING, Mr. BLUNT, Mr. CAMPBELL of California, Ms. GRANGER, Mr. JORDAN of Ohio, Mr. MCHENRY, Mrs. BACHMANN, Mr. HERGER, Mr. CHABOT, Mr. PRICE of Georgia, Mr. FLAKE, Mr. FEENEY, Mr. DAVID DAVIS of Tennessee, Mr. BROWN of South Carolina, Mr. BARRETT of South Carolina, Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey, Mr. DOOLITTLE, Mr. LAMBORN, Mr. AKIN, Mr. WELDON of Florida, Mr. KINGSTON, Mr. PITTS, Mr. MARCHANT, Mr. GINGREY, Mr. SOUDER, Mr. GOODE, Ms. FOXX, Mr. ROSKAM, Mr. KUHL of New York, Mr. WALBERG, Mr. BISHOP of Utah, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. KING of Iowa, and Mr. PENCE).

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ESPN Anchor Dana Jacobson Obscenity-laden Speech ("F-ck Jesus") -- Given Just a Few Days after ABC Anchor Diane Sawyer's allowing the F-Word by Smut Actress Diane Keaton -- Begs for Intervention by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to Stop Incessant Obscenity and Indecency on Television

Less than a week after ABC's Good Morning America hostess, Diane Sawyer, allowed smut actress Diane Keaton to say the F-word live while tens of thousands of children were watching and listening, ESPN anchor Dana Jacobson gave a obscenity-laden speech using the phrase "F-ck Jesus." It is long past time for the Federal Communications Commission, under the chairmanship of Kevin Martin, to utilize the law which overwhelmingly passed in the United States Congress which would heavily fine the television networks for their smut-filled programs.

As was mentioned in last week's "Washington Weekly Review," Congress overwhelmingly passed Senator Sam Brownback's (R-KS) and Congressman Fred Upton's (R-MI) "Broad Decency Enforcement Act of 2005. The House of Representatives passed it 379-35 on June 7, 2006 and the Senate passed it unanimously and President Bush signed it (S. 193) into law on June 15, 2006. This new law increased fines for indecency violations by television and radio broadcasters up to $325,000.

ESPN was shamed into making the following statement this week: "(Ms. Jacobson's inappropriate comments)... were wrong and inexcusable and she was suspended from her duties....".

Last year, during an Emmy Awards Broadcast, Comedian Kathy Griffin, stated that Jesus could “suck it,” as she made fun of those entertainers who thank God or Jesus during acceptance speeches.

ABC Television has the capability to bleep out such obscenities committed by actress Diane Keaton, but yet, ABC refused to do so, arrogantly disobeying the law of the United States of America.

Christian Coalition of America urges the FCC to fine ABC Television and Diane Keaton to the full extent of the law: $325,000 each. And the law gave the FCC the ability to fine ABC -- and these other television and radio networks and each of these so-called entertainers -- $325,000 for each and every incident of such obscenity in the future.

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Christian Coalition Activists Need to Encourage 110th Congress to Pass Both "Net Neutrality" and "Multicast/Equal Access" Legislation to Prevent Discrimination Against Religious Broadcasters /Democrat-controlled Congress Expected to Pass "Net Neutrality"

The lame-duck Republican Senate did not pass a telecommunications bill and thus a "Net Neutrality" provision was not passed in the 109th Congress. "Net Neutrality" is an issue extremely important to America's grassroots organizations and those Americans who want to ensure the cable and phone companies controlling access to the Internet will not discriminate against groups like Christian Coalition of America. Although AT & T recently made an agreement with the FCC that it would agree to "net neutrality" in order to merge with BellSouth Corp. in a $86 billion merger, the agreement only lasts 2 years. Therefore Congress must pass "net neutrality" legislation in order to make "net neutrality" permanent.

It is anticipated that the Democrat-controlled 110th Congress will agree with the position of the recent House Judiciary Committee Chairman, James Sensenbrenner, Republican-WI, and pass a "Net Neutrality" bill during the 110th Congress. If "Net Neutrality" legislation does not pass, consumers will have to pay an additional fee to have a website. The cable/telephone monopoly will be dividing the Internet into a "fast track" and "slow track." Our grassroots, many of whom cannot afford the additional fees, will have to be on the slow track, which will mean that many of our websites will be passed by because the general public will not have the patience to go on the "slow track".

"Multicast/Equal Access" (formerly called "Multicast/Must-carry") will go a long way to preventing discrimination against religious broadcasters. Without a "Multicast/Equal Access" law, the cable and satellite companies would probably not add new Christian channels and the influence of current Christian channels will be diluted.

ACTION ALERT: Please continue to ask your Members of Congress to support “Multicast/Equal Access” and religious broadcasters. Call your Congressman and 2 Senators at 202-225-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and let them know we need a “Multicast/Equal Access” and "Net Neutrality" legislation to pass in the 110th Congress.

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Join the Christian Coalition’s Judicial Task Force, which is dedicated to ending the obstruction of the President's judicial nominees and ensuring that they ALL receive a fair "up or down" vote by the full Senate

Please sign our petition and join the Judicial Task Force at http://www.cc.org/taskforce.cfm.

Encourage your family, friends and church friends to also sign the petition at our website and to join the Christian Coalition’s Judicial Task Force, which is dedicated to ending the obstruction of the President's judicial nominees and ensuring that they ALL receive a fair "up or down" vote by the full Senate.

There are a number of President Bush's Circuit Court of Appeals' nominees who have not yet received a Senate floor vote. The challenge to confirm President Bush's nominees in a Democrat-controlled Senate will be very difficult and we need your help in doing just that. You will become part of a team of individuals who are committed to being ready on a moment’s notice to take action when obstruction occurs.

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Please keep the above issues in prayer. Through prayer and action great and mighty things can be accomplished.

Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”