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Mark Levin on Sean Hannity Show

Mark Levin Discusses President Obama

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Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 1

 

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Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 3

Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 4

Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 5

Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 6

Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 7

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 1)

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 2)

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 3)

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 4)

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 5)

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 6)

Mark Levin – Constitution vs. Obama Redistributio of Wealth

Mark Levin ~ The Time is Now (Part 1 of 3)

Mark Levin ~ The Time is Now (Part 2 of 3)

Mark Levin ~ The Time is Now (Part 2 of 3)

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Rush interviews Levin PT1

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Marl levin

“…Mark Reed Levin (born September 21, 1957) is an American radio host, lawyer, author, and political commentator who served in the Reagan administration. He is the host of The Mark Levin Show, a nationally-syndicated talk show that airs throughout the United States, and the President of Landmark Legal Foundation. He is the author of multiple bestselling books and a contributor to various other media outlets.

Mark R. Levin grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and holds a B.A. from Temple University, where he was graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. Levin also earned a JD from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Beginning in 1981, Levin served as advisor to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet, eventually becoming Associate Director of Presidential Personnel and ultimately Chief of Staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese; Levin also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education, and Deputy Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

He has practiced law in the private sector, and is president of Landmark Legal Foundation, a conservative public interest law firm founded in 1976 and based in Leesburg, Virginia.

Levin has participated in the Freedom Concerts, an annual benefit concert to aid the families of fallen soldiers, and he uses his radio program to promote the concerts.[1][2] Levin is also involved with Troopathon, a charity which sends care packages to soldiers serving overseas.[3]

In 2001, the American Conservative Union awarded Levin its Ronald Reagan Award.[4][5]

Levin began his broadcast career as a guest on conservative talk radio programs. For many years he was a frequent contributor of legal opinions to The Rush Limbaugh Show, where Limbaugh referred to him on-air as “F. Lee Levin,” a tongue-in-cheek reference to the famous defense attorney F. Lee Bailey. He was also a contributor to The Sean Hannity Show and eventually got a radio slot of his own, on WABC, following Sean Hannity’s program. Hannity has nicknamed Mark Levin “The Great One.” Levin and Hannity remain frequent contributors to each other’s programs, often calling in and facetiously referring to each other as “Doctor Hannity” and “Doctor Levin.”

Levin began his radio hosting career in 2002 as a Sunday afternoon host on WABC. His radio show, a mix of political and social commentary from a conservative point of view, covers legal issues in some detail, including decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. Levin follows the traditional talk radio model of taking listener calls throughout the show. In the fall of 2003, his show filled the 6-8 p.m. (ET) time slot. As of February 2, 2009, his show was expanded to three hours, namely, 6-9 p.m.[6]

As of 2006, his show is syndicated by Citadel Media (formerly known as ABC Radio Networks) on over 150 stations as well as on the XM America Right and SIRIUS Patriot channels. Levin’s show has been rated number one in its time slot in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas – Fort Worth and Washington, D.C.[6] According to Talkers Magazine, The Mark Levin Show is tied for the fourth most-listened to talk show with The Laura Ingraham Show on commercial radio in the United States, with more than 5.5 million listeners weekly.[7]

Levin occasionally has guests on his show, including Republican politicians, conservative pundits and commentators, and a variety of entertainers such as Jackie Mason, Jon Voight, and Clint Walker.

Levin is supportive of the military and civilian first responders, and ends nearly every radio show saying “We salute the men and women of the armed forces, policemen, firefighters, and emergency personnel.” He regularly plays the themes for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. He plays “America the Beautiful” as performed by Ray Charles every Friday.

Levin’s show has garnered criticism from moderate conservatives. New York Times columnist David Brooks labeled Levin as one of a number of “people I consider loons and harmful for America”.[8][9] Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum has emerged as a leading critic of Levin[10][11] and repeatedly criticized Levin’s approach as an example of right-wing broadcasters who have adopted an angry tone and posed a negative influence on both conservative politics and civil discourse.[12][13] Mark McKinnon, former advisor to George W. Bush and John McCain, has condemned Levin’s “jaw-dropping hate language about the President” and accused him of “reveling in the President’s failures”.[14]

For his part, Levin dismisses Frum, Brooks and others as “phony conservatives”[15] and “ineffective lightweights who shoot spitballs at conservatives[16]. Levin believes that Frum, Brooks, et al. are used by liberal pundits and organizations[17] who try to portray them as the real face of conservatism[18] in order to make Levin and others look like extremists.[19]

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Levin

Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

By Thomas Lifson

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Mark Levin’s new book, published today, is essential reading. It is a remarkable work on several different levels. It takes no degree of clairvoyance to predict that it will become an enormous best seller and very soon begin to influence the national political debate.
Liberty and Tyranny artfully presents a harmonious marriage of the timeless with the timely. On the one hand, the book is a thorough yet compact briefing on the major political issues of this era. On the other hand, the author brings to bear the principles of the American Founders and Framers of the Constitution (and the great thinkers who guided them), illustrating, dissecting, and explaining our current political arguments, while enlightening the reader with the genuine wisdom bequeathed to all of us — the sacred trust of the Founders, embodied in the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and Federalist Papers, all of which are quoted and applied with insight and precision.
Think of it as an outstanding tutorial in applied political philosophy, and you will begin to grasp the scope of Mark Levin’s achievement. The fact that the book is lucid, unpretentious, and utterly accessible to anyone who cares to focus and think, means that it will elevate the quality of political thought and dialogue across a broad swath of the American populace.
If you care passionately about America, and worry for its future — and who doesn’t, given the current national leadership? — then you owe it to yourself to buy and devour this marvelous work. It is an essential antidote to what ails America at the moment. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/03/mark_levins_liberty_and_tyrann.html

 

Book Review: Liberty and Tyranny A Conservative Manifesto

“…In his New York Times best selling book, Levin provides two key weapons for anybody who considers himself a conservative.  Firstly, he outlines this history of what he identifies as a shift towards Statism.  While some might read Levin and claim that he is a bit of a conspiracy theorist or that he is blowing things out of proportion (for example when, in Chapter 8, he seems to make the case that the EPA’s banning of DDT wasn’t about ‘protecting the environment’ but was, instead, about controlling the world, even if it meant allowing folks in Africa to die), I read it as being a terrifyingly honest and accurate look at the realities of the world as we know it.

The history of ’statism’ that he provides is unbelievably eye opening.  BUT, the two most important chapters in the book are on the Constitution and on Federalism.  In his chapter on the Constitution, Levin reminds all of us of the importance of our Constitution.  He provides a short explanation of the biggest lie that Liberals and Statists use: that the Constitution is a ‘living breathing’ document. It is not, as Levin and others have pointed out, living and breathing; it is undying and never changing.  It is the bedrock for our Nation.

Levin uses the Constitution chapter to lead into his discussion of Federalism and it’s importance.  The obvious argument in favor of Federalism always has been the “experiment” function–the idea that a state can examine and put into practice various ideas in order to find the best and most effective strategy before implementing that idea at the National level.  But Levin also introduces readers to a less discussed function of the Federal system: mobility.  This is not something that is taught in school or in college, nor is it something I had considered before, but Liberty and Tyranny makes an excellent case for this function.  Simply, Federalism allows the citizen to move from state to state to avoid or to find state-level governmental functions that best suit each individual.  The most obvious example is the exodus from New York City of such leading New Yorkers as Rush Limbaugh in response to the ever-rising tax-rates the city imposes. …”

Mark Levin’s new book ‘Liberty & Tyranny’ is a timely bestseller

“…Instead, Levin is channeling the old fashioned language of conservative icons like Burke and Kirk, Buckley and Chambers, and the stirring, majestic cadences of the Founders and The Federalist.

Liberty & Tyranny is actually a stylistically more challenging read than Conscience of a Conservative (1960), the last book widely touted as a popular (but note: not necessarily populist) conservative manifesto.

This passage early on in Liberty & Tyranny is a typical example of Levin’s style throughout:

“The Statist veils his pursuits in moral indignation, intoning in high dudgeon the injustices and inequities of liberty and life itself, for which only he can provide justice and bring a righteous resolution. And when the resolution proves elusive, as it undoubtedly does (…) the Statist demands even more authority to wring out the imperfections of mankind’s existence. Unconstrained by constitutional prohibitions, what is left to limit the Statist’s ambitions but his own moral compass, which has already led him astray?”

Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, a man (and it is invariably a man) who tries to write like that is a geek and a crank who isn’t as smart as he thinks he is, for whom “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing”, and the results are cringe worthy. But incredibly, Levin pulls it off.

And Levin’s apparent confidence that “dumbing down” his message for our supposedly “stupider” times has paid off. Folks have lined up for hours at Levin’s book signings. It doesn’t hurt that Liberty & Tyranny was released just before the Tea Party movement took off; those activists are Levin’s readers and listeners, as became apparent during that disastrous CNN reporter’s encounter with one Tea Party attendee, who, it’s safe to guess, got his Lincoln stuff from pages 93-94 of Levin’s book. …”

http://www.examiner.com/x-722-Conservative-Politics-Examiner~y2009m4d29-Mark-Levins-new-book-Liberty–Tyranny-is-a-timely-bestseller

 

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United States Office of Management and Budget

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Saddling Posterity with Debt

“We believe–or we act as if we believed–that although an individual father cannot alienate the labor of his son, the aggregate body of fathers may alienate the labor of all their sons, of their posterity, in the aggregate, and oblige them to pay for all the enterprises, just or unjust, profitable or ruinous, into which our vices, our passions or our personal interests may lead us. But I trust that this proposition needs only to be looked at by an American to be seen in its true point of view, and that we shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves; and consequently within what may be deemed the period of a generation, or the life of the majority.”

~Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813

US Debt Clock

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United States Office of Management and Budget

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United States Office of Management and Budget

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United States Office of Management and Budget

“…The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is a Cabinet-level office, and is the largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States (EOP). The current OMB Director is Peter Orszag and was appointed by President Barack Obama on the 15th December 2008[1] and confirmed by the Senate on the 20th January 2009.

History

The Bureau of the Budget, OMB’s predecessor, was established as a part of the Department of the Treasury by the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921. The Bureau of the Budget was moved to the EOP in 1939, and reorganized into OMB in 1970 during the Nixon administration[2]. The first OMB included Roy Ash (head), Paul O’Neill (assistant director), Fred Malek (deputy director) and Frank Zarb (associate director) and two dozen others. In the 1990s, OMB was reorganized to remove the distinction between management staff and budgetary staff by combining those dual roles into each given program examiner within the Resource Management Offices [3].

Mission

The OMB’s predominant mission is to assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In helping to formulate the President’s spending plans, the OMB evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, and sets funding priorities. The OMB ensures that agency reports, rules, testimony, and proposed legislation are consistent with the President’s Budget and with Administration policies.

In addition, the OMB oversees and coordinates the Administration’s procurement, financial management, information, and regulatory policies. In each of these areas, the OMB’s role is to help improve administrative management, to develop better performance measures and coordinating mechanisms, and to reduce any unnecessary burdens on the public.

Structure

The Office contains significant numbers of both career and politically appointed staff; OMB staff provide important continuity within the EOP since several hundred career professionals remain in their positions regardless of which party occupies the White House. Six positions within OMB – the Director, the Deputy Director, the Deputy Director for Management, and the administrators of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and the Office of Federal Financial Management are presidentially appointed and Senateconfirmed positions.

The largest component of the Office of Management and Budget are the four Resource Management Offices which are organized along functional lines mirroring the U.S. federal government, each led by an OMB associate director. Approximately half of all OMB staff are assigned to these offices, the majority of whom are designated as program examiners. Program examiners can be assigned to monitor one or more federal agencies or may be assigned a topical area, such as monitoring issues relating to U.S. Navy warships. These staff have dual responsibility for both management and budgetary issues, as well as responsibility for giving expert advice on all aspects relating to their programs. Each year they review federal agency budget requests and help decide what resource requests will be sent to Congress as part of the president’s budget. They perform in-depth program evaluations using the Program Assessment Rating Tool, review proposed regulations, agency testimony, analyze pending legislation, and oversee the aspects of the President’s Management Agenda including agency management scorecards. They are often called upon to provide analysis information to any EOP staff member. They also provide important information to those assigned to the statutory offices within OMB, which are Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the Office of Federal Financial Management, and the Office of E-Government & Information Technology whose job it is to specialize in issues such as federal regulations or procurement policy and law.

Other offices are OMB-wide support offices which include the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Budget Review Division (BRD), and the Legislative Reference Division. The BRD performs government-wide budget coordination and is largely responsibly for the technical aspects relating to the release of the president’s budget each February. With respect to the estimation of spending for the executive branch, the BRD serves a purpose parallel to that of the Congressional Budget Office for the estimation of spending for Congress, the Department of the Treasury for the estimation of revenues for the executive branch, and the Joint Committee on Taxation for the estimation of revenues for Congress.

The Legislative Reference Division has the important role of being the central clearing house across the federal government for proposed legislation or testimony by federal officials. It distributes proposed legislation and testimony to all relevant federal reviewers and distils the comments into a consensus opinion of the Administration about the proposal. They are also responsible for writing an Enrolled Bill Memorandum to the president once a bill is presented by both bodies of Congress for the president’s signature. The Enrolled Bill Memorandum details the particulars of the bill, opinions on the bill from relevant federal departments, and an overall opinion about whether the bill should be signed into law or vetoed. They also issues Statements of Administration Policy that let Congress know the White House’s official position on proposed legislation.

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Saddling Posterity with Debt

“We believe–or we act as if we believed–that although an individual father cannot alienate the labor of his son, the aggregate body of fathers may alienate the labor of all their sons, of their posterity, in the aggregate, and oblige them to pay for all the enterprises, just or unjust, profitable or ruinous, into which our vices, our passions or our personal interests may lead us. But I trust that this proposition needs only to be looked at by an American to be seen in its true point of view, and that we shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves; and consequently within what may be deemed the period of a generation, or the life of the majority.” 

~Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813

 

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Office of Personnel Management

“…The current Federal Government civilian workforce is approximately 1.8 million employees (not counting postal workers). The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is the President’s agent and advisor for the Government’s human resources management systems. OPM’s key responsibility is to ensure these systems support agencies in recruiting, hiring and retaining the merit-based, high-quality, diverse workforce necessary to meet the needs of the American people.

OPM’s strategy is to provide human capital leadership and services for all agencies, in a manner that blends and balances flexibility and consistency across Government. Specifically, our strategy is to serve the interests of the Government as a single employer by sustaining essential Governmentwide values, such as merit system principles and accountability, veterans’ preference, workforce diversity and family-friendly policies. And, at the same time, we equip agencies with the flexible policies and systems necessary to recruit, retain, train and manage employees in a manner appropriate to each agency’s unique needs. We also administer Governmentwide compensation, earned employee benefits and automated information systems. These systems help attract and retain high-quality employees and serve the Government’s best interests as an employer, offering economies-of-scale only available when designed and managed on a Governmentwide basis. We provide assistance and services to agencies through an effective and efficient mix of appropriated, trust and reimbursable funds.

In carrying out its functions, OPM relies heavily on its own expert staff, broadly applied cutting-edge technology and effective partnerships with a wide range of stakeholder groups who represent many points of view. These include: Federal agencies and their employees; employee unions; professional and management associations; Federal annuitants and their organizations; job-seekers; veterans and their service organizations; minorities, women, and persons with disabilities and their organizations; colleges and universities and their organizations; and insurance carriers.

http://www.opm.gov/gpra/opmgpra/sp2002/opm.asp 

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The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) mission is to helpagencies build an effective Federal civilian workforce based on
merit system principles. OPM leads Federal agencies in the
strategic management of their human resources, proposes and
implements human resources management policy, and provides

agencies with ongoing advice and technical assistance to implement

these policies and initiatives. OPM also supports veterans’

preference in Federal hiring and manages the process for personnel

security and background checks for suitability and national

security clearances. OPM continues to honor the Government’s

commitment to employees by managing the trust funds that

support the retirement and insurance benefits they earn, and

delivering excellent benefit services and support to civil servants

both during and after their Federal careers. The 2010 Budget

will permit OPM to pursue long-term human capital strategies

that deliver results and enhance the values of the civil service.

New human resources management strategies will streamline

the Federal hiring process, decrease time to hire, and change

how Federal employees’ job performance is evaluated. …”

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2010/assets/opm.pdf

 

United States Office of Personnel Mangement

“…The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is an independent agency of the United States government that manages the civil service of the federal government. The current Director is John Berry and the Deputy Director is Christine Griffin. 

History 

OPM was originally founded as the United States Civil Service Commission by the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883. The commission was abolished and replaced by OPM on 1 January 1979 following the passage of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1978 (43 F.R. 36037, 92 Stat. 3783). 

Function

 

The OPM is partially responsible for maintaining the appearance of independence and neutrality in the Administrative Law System. While technically the employees of the agencies they work for, Administrative Law Judges (or ALJs) are hired exclusively by the Office of Personnel Management, effectively removing any discretional employment procedures from the other agencies. The Office of Personnel Management uses a rigorous selection process which ranks the top three candidates for each ALJ vacancy, and then makes a selection from those candidates, generally awarding an extreme preference toward any United States veteran who is a candidate. 

The OPM is also responsible for a large part of the management of security clearances(Federal Investigative Services Division aka FISD conducts these investigations) for the United States Government. Separate programs for each executive department have gradually been merged into a single, Government-wide clearance system. the OPM is responsible for investigating individuals to give them Secret and Top Secret clearances. SCI compartments, however 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Office_of_Personnel_Management 

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Saddling Posterity with Debt

“We believe–or we act as if we believed–that although an individual father cannot alienate the labor of his son, the aggregate body of fathers may alienate the labor of all their sons, of their posterity, in the aggregate, and oblige them to pay for all the enterprises, just or unjust, profitable or ruinous, into which our vices, our passions or our personal interests may lead us. But I trust that this proposition needs only to be looked at by an American to be seen in its true point of view, and that we shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves; and consequently within what may be deemed the period of a generation, or the life of the majority.”

~Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813

 

 

US Debt Clock

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

 

United States Social Security Administration

http://www.ssa.gov/

United States Social Security Administration

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2010/assets/ssa.pdf

Social Security: A Program and Policy History

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v66n1/v66n1p1.html

 

Social Security Administration – $11.6 bullion +$1.1 billion from the Recovery Act

The Social Security Administration is indispensable to seniors, survivors, workers and the disable, but unfortunately the SSA can only pay full benefits until 2041. The 2010 Federal budget does not plan for 2042, but instead provides a 10% increase to help process claims more quickly. The budget also intends to help improve framework to extend the viability of the program as best possible.

Highlights of the 2010 Social Security Administration Budget

 

Social Security Administration Budget

 

Program Integrity and Operation

  • Increase staffing at the SSA to help process claims and appeals more quickly – exact amount not disclosed
  • Increase Social Security card processing and Social Security Number distribution – exact amount not disclosed
  • Increase integrity of SSA to ensure efficient government spending – $759 million

 

United States Social Security Administration

The United States Social Security Administration (SSA)[2] is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees’ contributions.

The Social Security Administration was established by a law currently codified at 42 U.S.C. § 901. Its current commissioner is Michael J. Astrue, who was sworn in on February 12, 2007 and whose six-year term expires on January 19, 2013.

SSA is headquartered in Woodlawn, Maryland, just to the west of Baltimore, at what is known as Central Office. The agency includes 10 regional offices, 8 processing centers, approximately 1300 field offices, and 37 Teleservice Centers. As of 2007[update], about 62,000 people were employed by the SSA.[3] Social security is currently the largest social welfare program in the U.S., constituting 37% of government expenditure and 7% of GDP.[4]

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“…History

The Social Security Act created a Social Security Board (SSB),[5] to oversee the administration of the new program. It was created as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal with the signing of Social Security Act of 1935, August 14, 1935.[6] The Board consisted of three presidentially appointed executives, and started with no budget, no staff, and no furniture. It obtained a temporary budget from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration headed by Harry Hopkins.[5]

The first Social Security office opened in Austin, Texas, on October 14, 1936. Social Security taxes were collected first in January 1937, along with the first one-time, lump-sum payments.[6] The first person to receive a Social Security benefit was Ernest Ackerman, who was paid 17 cents in January 1937. This was a one-time, lump-sum pay-out, which was the only form of benefits paid during the start-up period January 1937 through December 1939. The first person to receive monthly retirement benefits was Ida May Fuller of Brattleboro, Vermont. Her first check, dated January 31, 1940 was in the amount of US$22.54.[7]

In 1939, the Social Security Board merged into a cabinet-level Federal Security Agency, which included the SSB, the U.S. Public Health Service, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and other agencies.[8] In January 1940, the first regular ongoing monthly benefits were begun.[6]

In 1946, the SSB was renamed the Social Security Administration under President Harry S. Truman’s Reorganization Plan.

In 1972, Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) were introduced into SSA programs to deal with the effects of inflation on fixed incomes.

In 1953, the Federal Security Agency was abolished and the SSA was placed under the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. HEW became the Department of Health and Human Services in 1980. In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed into law 42 U.S.C. § 901 returning the SSA to the status of an independent agency in the executive branch of government.

Coverage

The SSA’s coverage under the Social Security program originally covered nearly all non-government workers in the continental U.S. and the territories of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands below the age of 65. All workers in interstate commerce and industry were required to enter the program, except railroad, state and local government workers. In 1939, the age restriction for entering Social Security was eliminated. When it was introduced, all of these people were brought into Medicare as well.

Railroad workers were covered by the Railroad Retirement Board before Social Security was founded; they still are, though a portion of each railroad pension is designated as “equivalent” to Social Security. Railroad workers also participate in Medicare.

Most state and local government workers were eventually brought into the Social Security system under “Section 218 Agreements“. A Section 218 Agreement is a voluntary agreement between a state and SSA. The original 218 interstate instrumentalities were signed in the 1950s. All states have a Section 218 agreement with the Social Security Administration. For more information see Chapter 10 of the Social Security Handbbook.[9] The Social Security handbook chapter 10, section 1002 defines what is an “interstate instrumentality.[10] The provisions of Section 218 of the Social Security Act and the instrumentalities agreement and subsequent modifications determine social security and medicare or Medicare-only coverage for state and local government employees enrolled in state and local government retirement systems. To determine if your state has signed a 218 agreement contact your State Social Security Administrator. A list of State Social Security administrators that administer section 218 agreement is maintained on-line at[11] All State and local government hired since 1986, or who are covered by section 218 agreements, participate in Medicare even if not covered by Social security.[12] How State And Local Government Employees are covered By Social Security And Medicare see The Federal-State reference guide appendix[13] Other local and state employees were brought into coverage under a 1991 Social Security law that required these employees to join Social Security if their employer did not provide them with a pension plan. It is believed that some state and local governments continue to maintain their own pension plans and have not executed Section 218 agreements; if so, their workers do not participate in Social Security. (If those workers also have service in Social Security, however, their Social Security benefits are reduced by a rule known as the Windfall Elimination Provision; there is also a similar Government Pension Offset for their spouses.)

Old Age, Survivors and Disability

The SSA administers the old age, survivors, and disabled social insurance programs, which provide monthly benefits to retired or disabled workers, their spouses and children, and to the survivors of insured workers. In 2004, more than 47 million Americans received approximately US$492 billion in Social Security benefits. The programs are financed by mandatory contributions which employers, employees, and self-insured persons pay. These revenues are placed into a special trust fund.

The SSA administers its disability program partly through its Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), which has regional offices and hearing offices across the United States. ODAR publishes a manual, called HALLEX, which contains instructions for its employees regarding how to implement its guiding principles and procedures.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

SSA administers the SSI program, which is needs-based, for elderly, blind, or disabled persons. This program was originally called by its separate names, Old Age Assistance (originally Title I of the Social Security Act of 1935), and Disability Assistance (added in 1946). In 1973, these assistance programs were renamed and reassigned to SSA. SSI recipients are paid out of the general revenue of the U.S. In addition, some states pay additional SSI funds. Approximately 7 million persons are covered by SSI.

Medicare

The administration of the Medicare program is a responsibility of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, but SSA district offices and program service centers are used for determining eligibility, processing premium payments, and for some public contact.

Operations

To ensure consistent and efficient treatment of Social Security beneficiaries across its vast bureaucracy, SSA has compiled a giant book known as the Programs Operations Manual System (POMS) which governs practically all aspects of SSA’s internal operations. POMS describes, in excruciating detail, a huge variety of situations regularly encountered by SSA personnel, and the exact policies and procedures that apply to each situation.

Automation

 
A few of the hundreds of keypunch operators SSA employed throughout the late 1930s and into the 1950s.

While the establishment of Social Security predated the invention of the modern digital computer, punch card data processing was a mature technology, and the Social Security system made extensive use of automated unit record equipment from the program’s inception. This allowed the Social Security Administration to achieve a high level of efficiency. SSA expenses have always been a small fraction of benefits paid.

Baby name popularity report

Each year, just before Mother’s Day, the Social Security Administration releases a list of the names most commonly given to newborn babies in the United States in the previous year, based on applications for Social Security cards. The report includes the 1,000 most common names for each gender. The Popular Baby Names page on the SSA website provides the complete list and allows searches for past years and particular names.[14]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_Administration

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    Saddling Posterity with Debt

“We believe–or we act as if we believed–that although an individual father cannot alienate the labor of his son, the aggregate body of fathers may alienate the labor of all their sons, of their posterity, in the aggregate, and oblige them to pay for all the enterprises, just or unjust, profitable or ruinous, into which our vices, our passions or our personal interests may lead us. But I trust that this proposition needs only to be looked at by an American to be seen in its true point of view, and that we shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves; and consequently within what may be deemed the period of a generation, or the life of the majority.” 

~Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813

  

US Debt Clock 

http://www.usdebtclock.org/ 

 

United States Department of  Justice

http://www.justice.gov/  

United States Department of  Justice

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2010/assets/jus.pdf

Department of Justice – $26.5billion + $4 billion from the Recovery Act

The Department of Justice budget addresses funding for National Security and crime fighting agencies like the FBI and COPS. It also ensures that prison and detention programs receive adequate funding. 

Department of Justice 

Major Expenditures Budgeted for the Department of Justice

Law Enforcement  

  • Funding for the FBI – $8billion
  • Hire an additional 50,000 police officers – exact amount not provided
  • Strengthens funding to combat racial, ethnic, sexual preference, gender and religious discrimination through the Civil Right Division – $145 million

Prisoner and Justice Programs 

  • Bureau of Prisons – $6billion
  • Office of the Detention Trustee, which ensures criminals and detainees are housed in safe, humane and secure facilities – $1.4billion
  • Prisoner re-entry programs – $109 million
  • Expansion of Office of Justice Programs authorized by Second Chance Act to provide job training, counseling and drug treatment – $75million

http://www.onlineforextrading.com/blog/federal-budget-broken-down/ 

Department of Justice

The mission of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. 

The DOJ is comprised of 40 component organizations, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Attorney General is the head of the DOJ and chief law enforcement officer of the federal government. The Attorney General represents the United States in legal matters, advises the President and the heads of the executive departments of the government, and occasionally appears in person before the Supreme Court. 

With a budget of approximately $25 billion, the DOJ is the world’s largest law office and the central agency for the enforcement of federal laws. 

http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch  

“…The United States Department of Justice (often referred to as the Justice Department or DOJ), is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. 

The Department is led by the Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Eric Holder

History  

The Attorney General was initially a one-person, part-time job, established by the Judiciary Act of 1789, but this grew with the bureaucracy. At one time the Attorney General gave legal advice to the U.S. Congress as well as the President, but this had stopped by 1819 on account of the workload involved.[citation needed

In 1867, the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, led by Congressman William Lawrence, conducted an inquiry into the creation of a “law department” headed by the Attorney General and composed of the various department solicitors and United States attorneys. On February 19, 1868, Lawrence introduced a bill in Congress to create the Department of Justice. This first bill was unsuccessful, however, as Lawrence could not devote enough time to ensure its passage owing to his occupation with the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.[citation needed

A second bill was introduced to Congress by Rhode Island Representative Thomas Jenckes on February 25, 1870, and both the Senate and House passed the bill.[citation needed] President Ulysses S. Grant then signed the bill into law on June 22, 1870. The Department of Justice officially began operations on July 1, 1870.[citation needed

The bill, called the “Act to Establish the Department of Justice”, did little to change the Attorney General’s responsibilities, and his salary and tenure remained the same. The law did create a new office, that of Solicitor General, to supervise and conduct government litigation in the Supreme Court of the United States.[citation needed

With the passage of the Interstate Commerce Act in 1887, the Federal government in the U.S. began to take on some law enforcement responsibilities, with the Department of Justice tasked to carry out these duties.[1] 

In 1872, control of federal prisons was transferred to the new department, from the Department of Interior. New facilities were built, including the penitentiary at Leavenworth in 1895, and a facility for women located in West Virginia, at Alderson was established in 1924.[2] 

By 2008 several current and former assistant U.S. attorneys were known to have engaged in a wide variety of criminal conduct including association with prostitution rings,[3] sexual battery,[4] sexual abuse of children,[5] and failures to make mandatory conflict of interest disclosures.[6] A separate Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) within the DOJ is responsible for investigating attorney employees of the DOJ who have been accused of misconduct or criminal activity with respect to their professional functions as DOJ attorneys. Former U.S. Attorney General John D. Ashcroft acknowledged challenges facing the Department of Justice: 

In the real world of limited resources, we know that we can only detect, investigate and prosecute a small percentage of those officials who are corrupt.[7] 

I remain convinced that there is no more important area in the fight against corruption than the challenge for us within the law enforcement and justice sectors to keep our own houses clean.[8] 

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“… Organization

Leadership offices

  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Office of the Deputy Attorney General
  • Office of the Associate Attorney General
  • Office of the Solicitor General

Divisions

  • Antitrust Division
  • Civil Division
  • Civil Rights Division
  • Criminal Division
  • Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD)
  • Justice Management Division (JMD)
  • National Security Division (NSD)
  • Tax Division

Law enforcement agencies

Several federal law enforcement agencies are administered by the Department of Justice: 

  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
    • National Institute of Corrections
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

Offices

  • Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
  • Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA)
  • Executive Office of the United States Trustee (EOUST)
  • Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT)
  • Office of Immigration Litigation
  • Office of Information and Privacy
  • Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (OIPR)
  • Office of Intergovernmental and Public Liaison
  • Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
    • Bureau of Justice Assistance
    • Bureau of Justice Statistics
    • Community Capacity Development Office
    • National Institute of Justice
    • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    • Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking Office (SMART)
    • Office for Victims of Crime
  • Office of the Police Corps and Law Enforcement Education
  • Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)
  • Office of Legal Policy (OLP)
  • Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Office of the Ombudsperson
  • Office of the Pardon Attorney
  • Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR)
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Office on Sexual Violence and Crimes against Children
  • Office of Tribal Justice
  • Office on Violence Against Women
  • Professional Responsibility Advisory Office (PRAO)
  • United States Attorneys Offices
  • United States Trustees Offices
  • Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
  • Community Relations Service

Other offices and programs

  • Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States
  • INTERPOL, U.S. National Central Bureau
  • National Drug Intelligence Center
  • United States Parole Commission
  • Obscenity Prosecution Task Force

In March 2003, the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service was abolished and its functions transferred to the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Board of Immigration Appeals which review decisions made by government officials under Immigration and Nationality law remain under jurisdiction of the Department of Justice. Similarly the Office of Domestic Preparedness left the Justice Department for the Department of Homeland Security, but only for executive purposes. The Office of Domestic Preparedness is still centralized within the Department of Justice, since its personnel are still officially employed within the Department of Justice. 

Also in 2003, the Department of Justice created the website LifeAndLiberty.gov which supported the PATRIOT ACT.[10] LifeAndLiberty.gov currently promotes reenacting the PROTECT AMERICA ACT before it expires. This web site has received criticism from government watchdog groups.[11] 

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