Obama’s Priority: Save the Bees

Barb Wire

By Rebekah Maxwell

Week in review…

Obama’s New Taskforce to Save the Bees: Facing the colossal loss of a decade-long war, an economy propped up with pins and glue (made in China), and an invasion of foreign nationals to deport and/or defend, what’s a president to do? Save the bees, of course.

In a bizarre shift of focus, Barack Obama has decided that the most pressing crisis of our time is the decline in the honey bee population…and that this looks like a job for guv’ment.

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“Pollination is integral to food security in the United States,” Obama said, as he announced the creation of a federal pollination taskforce (not a joke), and pledged a $50 million increase in his budget for USDA and EPA research into the decline in honey bees and other pollinators.

That’s about $20 per bee. Out of your pocket. But maybe we should just trust the Prez on this: as his jobs policies have shown, nobody knows more about disappearing worker bees than Obama.

DHS Planned for Flood of Illegal Kids: The massive surge of children crossing the southern U.S. border illegally has been dubbed a “humanitarian crisis,” and even called a “state of emergency.” While it is chaotic, maddening, even tragic to watch, an “emergency,” it is not. For “emergency” implies a danger that was unexpected…and your government saw this one coming.

As WND reports, private businesses were told back in January that the DHS and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE, would be seeking those willing to provide “escort services for unaccompanied alien children”:

The post even clarifies, “There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total,” and explains the contractor hired may need to provide temporary shelter and showers, as bed space for the UAC may be “unavailable nationwide for extended periods of time.”

The document (which an ICE spokeswoman confirmed as authentic) goes on to describe a “phased approach” to relocating the immigrant children that could take “several months to a full year” and plans for the escort contract to last up to five years.

Wow, that’s taking emergency-preparedness to a whole new level!  Planning five years out for a crisis that they would be shocked by in six months. Well, let’s get busy never letting a good crisis go to waste.

IRS Stops Email-Storage Plan Just After Lerner’s Claimed Crash: The hilarity of the IRS’s blatant corruption continues (as seen by cover-ups that make better windows than defenses). The latest laughs come from the news that just weeks after Lois Lerner’s alleged computer crash lost all her (possibly incriminating) emails, the IRS actually cancelled their email-back-up service. Good thinking, guv’ment.

As the Daily Caller reports,

Lois Lerner’s computer allegedly crashed in June 2011, just ten days after House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp first wrote a letter asking if the IRS was engaging in targeting of nonprofit groups. Two months later, Sonasoft’s contract ended and the IRS gave its email-archiving contractor the boot.

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