The Annenberg Foundation invests in visionary leaders of nonprofit organizations that provide impactful programs and services through collaborative models.
2.Visionary leaders of nonprofit organizations.OK Who's that?
ANSWER:Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers's home.
The Obama campaign has struggled to downplay that association. Last April, Sen. Obama dismissed Mr. Ayers as just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood," and "not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis." Yet documents in the CAC archives make clear that Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama were partners in the CAC. Those archives are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Sen. Hillary Clinton then said, "I also believe that Senator Obama served on a board with Mr. Ayers for a period of time, the Woods Foundation.
3.In any case, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge failed to bring about improvement in students’ test scores, classroom behavior or social competence. An independent consortium of educators concluded in 2003 that “Annenberg schools did not achieve an overall effect on student outcomes” compared with schools that received no support from the project. Education Week quoted some project supporters as saying it succeeded in raising interest in helping failing schools .
4. What did Obama omitt? or what deception was he creating in regards to his association with Bili Ayers?
ANSWER: REMEMBER HES JUST A GUY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! [ BILLS AYRES]
William F. Buckley. Kurtz first suggested on Aug. 18 that there was a "cover-up in the making" when he was unable to gain access to 132 boxes of project records housed at the University of Illinois. Records were released nine days later, along with all records held by the Annenberg Foundation itself.
The Chicago Tribune, after examining the records, said they showed Ayers and Obama "attended board meetings, retreats and at least one news conference together as the education program got under way." It also said Obama and Ayers "continued to attend meetings together during the 1995-2001 operation of the program." The story played on page 2. According to the New York Times, the documents show the two attended just six board meetings together, Obama as chairman and Ayers to inform the board on grantees and other issues. (In a press release, the McCain campaign puts the number of meetings at seven, five of them in 1995, one in 1996 and one in 1997.) Ayers was an "ex officio" member of the board for the first year of the project.
5.BILL AYRES DOMESTIC TERRORIST SAID ON 9/11 ''I don't regret setting bombs,'' Bill Ayers said. ''I feel we didn't do enough."
6.ENTER FBI INFORMANT LARRY GRATHWOHL.Larry Grathwohl, an FBI informant who infiltrated The Weather Underground, testified before Congress that Ayers wanted to overthrow the United States government. In an interview in January 2009, Grathwohl stated that: "The thing the most bone chilling thing Bill Ayers said to me was that after the revolution succeeded and the government was overthrown, they believed they would have to eliminate 25 million Americans who would not conform to the new order."
AYRES COMPLAINED: the FBI was an organization built on lies.
THEREFORE LIBERALS BELIEVE ONLY LIBERAL NEWS SOURCES ARE FAIR AND BALANCED SO LETS USE FACTCHECK.ORG, COINCEDENTLY A PROJECT OF THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION,WELL SINCE OBAMA WAS AFILLIATED WITH THEM,THEY CANT BE LYING? RIGHT? CONCLUSION,
OBAMA CLEARLY WORKED WITH AN UNREPENTANT DOMESTIC TERRORIST,IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ANNENBERG CHALLENGE PART OF THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION.Which funneled millions through this project which Obama ran,and ended in failure.
With that in mind,lets use this left leaning source to look at the half truths which create deception about Mitt Romney's tenure as governor of Mass. REMEMBER LIBS THIS IS YOUR SOURCE! NOT FOXNEWS!
1. OBAMA'S AD TELLS HALF TRUTH: Romney took office Jan. 2, 2003 and left office Jan. 4, 2007). In the 12 months before he took office, the state ranked 50th in job creation, and for his first 12 months in office, that remained 50th. But by his final year the state ranked 28th. That’s still mediocre, but an improvement, and not a decline, as the ad would lead viewers to believe.
2. HALF TRUTH 2 In 2002, before Romney became governor, the Legislature enacted a package of tax increases to deal with a deficit crisis. The package included a capital gains tax that was slated to go into effect in May 2002. But that tax was challenged in court and the state’s Supreme Judicial Court ultimately struck down the tax, ruling that it was unconstitutional for the tax to go into effect halfway through the year. That left the state Legislature with two possible remedies: have the tax kick in on Jan. 1, 2003 — and refund eight months’ worth of capital gains tax revenue — or make it retroactive to Jan. 1., 2002, adding another four months’ worth of tax revenue. The Democratic Legislature decided to make it retroactive to the start of 2002.IT WAS THER DEM Legislature AND COURTS.
3.ROMNEY TRIED TO CUT TAXES FOR THE RICH:We should also note that in 2004, 2005 and 2006, Romney proposed cutting the state’s income tax rate from 5.3 percent to 5 percent — which would have provided a bit of tax relief to everyone, including the middle class. In every case, his efforts were rebuffed by the Democratic Legislature.
4.The ad also makes the misleading claim that Romney “left the state $2.6 billion deeper in debt.” Massachusetts requires balanced budgets, so Romney wasn’t piling up yearly operating deficits that added to state debt — the way the federal government has. Instead, the ad refers to long-term bond debt, used for capital improvements, such as paving roads, building bridges and repairing public college buildings and courthouses.
It’s true that the long-term debt went from $16 billion on Jan. 1, 2003, just before Romney took office, to $18.7 billion on Oct. 1, 2006, three months before he left. That’s an increase of $2.7 billion. But that’s nothing out of the ordinary. From June 30, 1999, to Jan. 1, 2003 (a comparable length of time), the long-term debt in Massachusetts went from nearly $12 billion to $16 billion, a $4 billion increase.
So, the increase under Romney isn’t exactly startling news. If anything, it could be argued that the state debt grew by less than it did in a similar time period before Romney was sworn in.
5.Outsourcing to India?
The state wasn’t outsourcing contracts. Rather, in some cases, state contractors were subcontracting work to companies overseas. Romney vetoed a bill that would have prevented the state from doing business with companies that outsourced any state work to other countries. The Democratic Legislature did not override Romney’s veto, as it did with most of his vetoes.
At the center of the issue was a contract the state signed with CitiGroup (which later sold the division to JP Morgan Chase) to handle calls about food stamps, and that company outsourced the work to a company in India. At the time, 38 states had similar contracts with JPMorgan Chase to handle food stamp calls. It became an issue everywhere, and Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur called for federal legislation to ban it. When the Massachusetts contract was up, the state Department of Transitional Assistance required work to be done in the U.S. It hired another firm that handled the calls from Utah, so the practice ultimately ended, but Massachusetts didn’t get the jobs.
BOTTOM LINE OBAMA IS SO FULL OF IT EVEN A FREIND LIKE ANNENBERG HAS TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM!