Thursday, April 28, 2011

Video: How will our kids pay?

Americans' Ratings of Their Finances Remain at Low Point

Americans' Ratings of Their Finances Remain at Low Point

Newspaper: 'Broken Budgets' series illustrated misguided spending

'Broken Budgets' series illustrated misguided spending - pottsmerc.com

Obama to supporters: I've screwed you over but you should re-elect me

Obama to 'frustrated' supporters: Redouble your efforts to re-elect me - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Poll: Obama Out of Touch With Most Americans

The latest Franklin & Marshall College National Poll, produced at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA in partnership with Hearst Television Inc., finds nothing but bad news for Barack Obama, especially his signature legislation, ObamaCare.

Here are key findings courtesy of poll director Dr. Terry Madonna:
· Americans are generally satisfied with how well the current healthcare system meets their needs. More than one in three (36%) says the system meets their needs very well, and another two in five (43%) say it meets their needs pretty well, leaving about one in five (20%) Americans who feel the system is not serving their personal needs. These proportions have not changed since the health care reform law was passed.

· Americans are still divided about reforming the country’s health care system. About half (46%) of adults believe the system works well and needs only minor changes while about the same proportion (45%) believes the system needs a complete overhaul.

· Nearly nine in ten (85%) respondents report the health care they receive is about the same as it was before the health care reform law passed, and three in four (74%) say the reform law has had no effect on them personally.

· More people believe the health care reform law will make the health care system worse (42%) than better (32%) and fewer than one in three (30%) believes the law will bring down the long-run costs of health care.

· Two in five (44%) respondents believe the health care law should be repealed.

· More registered voters say that President Obama is doing only a fair (29%) or poor (29%) job as president than say he is doing an excellent (9%) or good (32%) job.

· More voters disapprove than approve of how President Obama has handled the economy (43% approve, 50% disapprove) and the situation in Libya (39% approve, 43% disapprove).

· More registered voters believe program cuts (30%) rather than tax increases (11%) should be used to balance the budget, but nearly half (46%) of voters believes that both spending cuts and tax increases should be used to balance the budget.

· Registered voters have more confidence in the president's ability to handle the federal budget (54% express confidence) than in Congress’s ability to do so (41% express confidence).

· A majority (54%) of Americans approve of using nuclear power to produce energy, while one third (33%) oppose the use; however, half (50%) oppose building more nuclear power plants, while two in five (42%) would favor doing so.
You can review the full poll findings here.

NewsBusted 4/26/11

Three reasons why President Obama finally released his birth certificate

Three reasons why President Obama finally released his birth certificate

Governor Corbett Announces 2011 Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

Governor Corbett Announces 2011 Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Names Larry Wittig as Chairman of State Board of Education

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Names Larry Wittig as Chairman of State Board of Education

Obama's Victimhood Rests on False Claims About Bush Tax Cuts

Obama's Victimhood Rests on False Claims About Bush Tax Cuts - HUMAN EVENTS

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Podcast: Pennsylvania prisons are a revolving door

Podcast: Pennsylvania prisons are a revolving door - pottsmerc.com

Factchecking Obama: Birther controversy was 4% of newshole, not ‘dominant’ story | Poynter.

Factchecking Obama: Birther controversy was 4% of newshole, not 'dominant' story | Poynter.

Statement by Richard Viguerie on Governor Haley Barbour's Decision Not to Run for President

Statement by Richard Viguerie on Governor Haley Barbour's Decision Not to Run for President

Pew Finds Checking Accounts Contain Risky Terms and Conditions

Pew Finds Checking Accounts Contain Risky Terms and Conditions

Attorney General Eric Holder Admits Attacks on Paul Clement Have Gone Too Far

Attorney General Eric Holder Admits Attacks on Paul Clement Have Gone Too Far

New Chart Book Graphically Illustrates the Federal Financial Condition

New Chart Book Graphically Illustrates the Federal Financial Condition

Poll: 72% Say Taxpayers Not Getting Their Money’s Worth from Public Schools

72% Say Taxpayers Not Getting Their Money’s Worth from Public Schools

State Police: Unwanted Prescription Drugs to Be Collected April 30

State Police: Unwanted Prescription Drugs to Be Collected April 30

Governor Corbett Announces Confirmations

Governor Corbett Announces Confirmations

Governor Corbett Credits Greater Public Education, Awareness for Pennsylvania's Continuing Decline in Child Abuse

Governor Corbett Credits Greater Public Education, Awareness for Pennsylvania's Continuing Decline in Child Abuse

Family of Fallen Trooper to Receive State Police Cross at May 1 Ceremony

Family of Fallen Trooper to Receive State Police Cross at May 1 Ceremony

PFSA Sees Progress in Fight Against Child Abuse But Urges Even More Effort

PFSA Sees Progress in Fight Against Child Abuse But Urges Even More Effort

PA Senate confirms Behr as Montgomery County Sheriff

Reporter Carl Hessler Jr. of The Mercury is reporting that retired Whitemarsh Police Chief Eileen W. Behr has been confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate as the new Montgomery County sheriff.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted along party lines (30-20) on Tuesday to confirm Behr's nomination to fill the unexpired term of the late Sheriff John P. Durante, 60, of Conshohocken, who died of a heart attack while in office on Feb. 10, 2010, according to Montgomery County Republican Committee Executive Director Brittany Tressler.

Behr will serve as sheriff for the remainder of 2011. She is the first woman to hold the position.

Behr, 54, of Lafayette Hill, is the endorsed GOP candidate in the May 17 primary. She faces fellow Republican Robert J. Durante, 58, of Norristown, a retired 33-year veteran of the sheriff's department, for the GOP nomination in the primary contest. (Durante is no relation to the late Sheriff Durante).

The winner of the GOP nomination will face William A. Holt Jr., 65, a retired detective sergeant with the Abington Police Department. He is the only Democrat running for sheriff.

Democratic Party bosses have been whining that Behr has an unfair advantage because she will hold the office of sheriff for the rest of the year. The very same party bosses had no problems when Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell appointed Democrats to fill vacancies over the past eight years. That's why we hold elections and a Republican governor can appoint anyone he wants.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pumping Out Great News

The man who invented Barack Obama has died

A sad day for Barack Obama ... Hubert "Hub" Schlafly, the man credited with inventing the teleprompter, has died at age 91. You could argue there would never have been a President Obama without the invention of the teleprompter.

A Petition for Equal Time On Facebook

Why is Facebook working so hard to get Barack Obama re-elected? Will Facebook give Republican challengers equal access to its users?

A Petition for Equal Time On Facebook - HUMAN EVENTS

Corbett Signs Bill Repealing Sprinkler Mandate

Corbett Signs Bill Repealing Sprinkler Mandate

Ray Stevens - Obama Budget Plan

Poll: Dem Lawmakers at Odds with Constituents who Favor School Choice in PA

Poll Finds Two Prominent Suburban Legislators at Odds With Their Constituents Who Favor Allowing Kids to Escape Violent, Failing Schools

It's Hard Out Here For A Pump

Obama will not be satisfied until American consumers are paying $6-$7 for a gallon of gas, just like his friends in Europe.

It's Hard Out Here For A Pump - By Mark Steyn - The Corner - National Review Online

Columnist: Obama oversees a lengthening list of national humiliations

The Embarrassed Superpower - Rich Lowry - National Review Online

Governor Corbett Announces Distribution of Red Light Enforcement Grants for Transportation Projects

Governor Corbett Announces Distribution of Red Light Enforcement Grants for Transportation Projects

Union Teachers Explain How to Push Marxism in the Classroom

Monday, April 25, 2011

EDITORIAL: Obama to Christians: Forget you

EDITORIAL: Obama to Christians: Forget you - Washington Times

Obama White House Ignores Easter

Presidential Proclamations are issued for all sorts of events, so you'd think acknowledging the most important holiday on the Christian calendar would be a no-brainer.

But this is the Obama White House we're dealing with here.

Somewhere between issuing proclamations for "Cesar Chavez Day" and "Earth Day," the Obama White House failed to recognize Easter.

Easter | White House | Proclamation | The Daily Caller

Property tax break from Pa. casinos delivers little relief

Newspaper: Property tax break from Pa. casinos delivers little relief - pottsmerc.com

Gas Prices Top $1-a-Gallon Higher than Year Ago; Media Don't Blame Obama

Gas Prices Top $1-a-Gallon Higher than Year Ago; Media Don't Blame Obama

Fewer Americans, Europeans View Global Warming as a Threat

Fewer Americans, Europeans View Global Warming as a Threat

CCRKBA 'Guns Save Lives' Billboard Truck to Be in Pittsburgh

CCRKBA 'Guns Save Lives' Billboard Truck to Be in Pittsburgh

New 'Best of Pennsylvania' Vacation Guide Now Available

New 'Best of Pennsylvania' Vacation Guide Now Available

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Transportation Funding Advisory Commission

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Transportation Funding Advisory Commission

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nominations, Appointments

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nominations, Appointments

CRNC | "What's Your Plan?"

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Top 10 Environmental Scams

Top 10 Environmental Scams - HUMAN EVENTS

Weekly GOP Address: Gov't Does Not Create Jobs

Easter Bunny renamed 'Spring Bunny' to avoid offending liberals

Easter Bunny, events renamed 'spring' to avoid offending anyone

Easter Message From Glenn Beck

2011 Paschal Message of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

Video: Opening Segment from Hannity’s 'Behind the Bias: The History of Liberal Media'

Video: Opening Segment from Hannity’s 'Behind the Bias: The History of Liberal Media'

Obama to Investigate Why Gas Prices Are So High

Obama to Investigate Why Gas Prices Are So High - HUMAN EVENTS

ACORN Convicted In Massive Voter Fraud Conspiracy, Legacy Media Yawns

ACORN Convicted In Massive Voter Fraud Conspiracy, Legacy Media Yawns

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rep. Maloney: 'Why We Were Elected'

"Why We Were Elected"

By Rep. David M. Maloney

While I campaigned last summer and fall for the State House of Representative, by far the thing people told me about the most was their struggles with paying school property taxes. I went to thousands of homes personally, and I listened to people tell me their own stories or the story of a friend, co-worker or relative who was fighting to stay above water financially, pay mortgages, pay taxes, bills and just buying food. These are extraordinarily difficult economic times and I don't know anyone who is not somehow affected by either job reductions or layoffs. I know we all feel the pain of nearly $4.00 a gallon gasoline.

I am a believer in school property tax elimination. Berks County has long been the center of the struggle for change. I have great respect for the work former State Representative Dennis Leh did to advance the cause and recently former State Representative Sam Rohrer who kept the fight going. At the state capitol, I am part of several caucuses to do the same.

I am convinced that our public school funding formula is inequitable and outdated. This has created hot spots in Pennsylvania where some homeowners pay much higher school property taxes than in other parts of the state. The sooner the rest of the legislators in Harrisburg are convinced of the problem, the faster we move forward. The good news is there are more legislators now than in the last session from both sides in the State House, who ran on the commitment to eliminate school property taxes, and more Republicans like me who ran on a slate of conservative issues that we have made great progress on so far.

Last November, I was part of the new group of legislators who were elected to face Pennsylvania's problems and not kick issues down the road to deal with years from now. It's not popular work and some issues like education spending have many people concerned, but we have grabbed the bull by the horns for the sake of Pennsylvania's future.

State House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said the House this session has "completed the most productive first four months in recent legislative sessions as the House Republican Caucus works to fulfill the agenda it was elected to complete." It's true and I was part of it.

Our agenda in the State House is to: rein in spending – enacting a $27.3 billion budget, on time with no tax increases. We are working to pass a jobs package which includes: Unemployment Compensation reform, welfare reform to eliminate fraud and to ensure that only those truly eligible will receive the help they need. Wine and spirit sales privatization is on the table. Sprinkler mandate elimination, House Bill 377 was already sent to the governor to sign. Part of our mission is to eliminate the barriers that keep businesses away from Pennsylvania.

This session, we Republicans led in the House with series of bills to deal with protecting children and rebuilding the people's trust in state government. During the first legislative week a package of bills was moved to close loopholes in the state's Megan's Law. Also considered and passed were Gaming reforms to ensure integrity throughout the gaming license and regulatory process. Last week, the House passed HB1, commonsense lawsuit abuse reform or the "fair share" act.

We know we have much more work to do with the Basic Education Funding formula. I have been listening to the concerns of student and teachers in my district. I admire school teacher unions and school administrators who thoughtfully agreed to take pay freezes. In the House we will work to ensure a fair expenditure, and provide mandate relief so school districts can make their own decisions to help them control their own spending.

An amazing statistic was brought to our attention in the State House. In the last session, 2009-10, only 10 bills were sent to the Senate during the same time period, and in the 2007-08 session, no bills were sent to the Senate for its consideration. So far this session we have moved over 50 bills with help from both sides of the political aisle.

My intent here is to let readers know that we are making progress in Harrisburg, and we know we have much more work to do. We also know we are accountable to the voters.

Rep. David M. Maloney is a Republican who represents the 130th State House District in Eastern Berks County.

Poll: Obama at 46 percent to Romney's 45

Pretty bad for Democrats when someone as bland as Mitt Romney is tied with Obama going into the 2012 presidential election.

Poll: Obama at 46 percent to Romney's 45 - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Year After Oil Spill, Obama Energy Policy Endangers Economy

CCRKBA: "Melson Should Quit or Be Fired for 'Gunrunner' Stonewalling"

CCRKBA: "Melson Should Quit or Be Fired for 'Gunrunner' Stonewalling"

Insurance Department Urges Pennsylvanians to Be Smart When Cleaning Up After Recent Storms

Insurance Department Urges Pennsylvanians to Be Smart When Cleaning Up After Recent Storms

Pennsylvania State Police Make Arrests, Capture Fugitives in Four-Day Crackdown

Pennsylvania State Police Make Arrests, Capture Fugitives in Four-Day Crackdown

Governor Corbett Announces $134 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 21 Counties

Governor Corbett Announces $134 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 21 Counties

Obama Loses His Cool With Texas Reporter

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Planned Parenthood ads target lawmakers over defunding votes

I wonder if Planned Parenthood is using tax dollars to run its campaign to oust members of Congress who want to cut taxpayer funding for the nation's largest abortion provider.

Planned Parenthood ads target lawmakers over defunding votes - The Hill's Healthwatch

Pennsylvania State Police Teams Inspect Trucks on Rural, Non-Interstate Roads

Pennsylvania State Police Teams Inspect Trucks on Rural, Non-Interstate Roads

Pumping Great News

Watchdog group: Obama lies about GOP debt reduction plan

The non-partisan FactCheck.org says Barack Obama has been lying about the Republican plan to reduce the federal deficit.

FactChecking Obama's Budget Speech

A Group of Obama Supporters Cannot Name A Single Obama Accomplishment

Few 'taxpayer friends' from Pennsylvania in Congress

By Tony Phyrillas

The National Taxpayers Union, a 362,000-member fiscal watchdog group, has released its annual report card on members of Congress.

For the past 32 years, the Washington, D.C.-based group has issued a scorecard for each member of Congress based on his or her voting record to determine how "friendly" or "unfriendly" they are to overburdened taxpayers.

In addition to handing out letter grades — A through F — the group divides lawmakers into two groups: "Taxpayers' Friends" and "Big Spenders."

The grades are for 2010 members of Congress, many of whom have already been tossed out of office by angry voters last November.

It's no surprise that so many incumbents lost in 2010 if you follow the NTU rankings over the past three decades.

"2010 saw some of the most polarizing fiscal issues in the history of Congress, and NTU's Rating depicted the trend in stark detail," said NTU President Duane Parde. "Although an increasing number of lawmakers voted with taxpayers' interests, more than three times as many sided with special interests instead. With this lopsided tug-of-war among Members of Congress, it is no wonder the nation’s finances were dragged into a quagmire last year."

Pennsylvania voters were particularly agitated with members of Congress, tossing out five incumbent Democrats who represented Pennsylvania Congressional seats, as well as Sen. Arlen Specter.

While other watchdog groups tabulate ratings based on selected votes, NTU considers every vote taken by every member of Congress during each session. For 2010, the NTU rankings are based on 165 House and 142 Senate votes.

Some 79 lawmakers attained an "A" grade (at least 90 percent in the House and a 95 percent the Senate), which makes them eligible for the NTU's "Taxpayers' Friend Award" — an increase from the 55 who earned top grades in 2009, Parde notes.

At least half the members of Congress flunked the NTU grading system, with 264 Senators and Representatives earning the title of "Big Spender" for posting "F" grades (20 percent or less in the House and 18 percent or less in the Senate), Parde says.

A familiar name finished at the head of the class among all members of Congress.
For the eighth consecutive year, Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, earned top honors in the House with a 97 percent rating.

In the Senate, NTU recognized Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) who earned a 99.5 percent, breaking the 99 percent mark that Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) earned in 1983. Right behind McCain was Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS), whose score was rounded to 99.5 percent.

The top scorers from Pennsylvania are Rep. Joe Pitts, a Republican who represents the 16th District in parts of Berks, Chester and Lancaster counties, and Rep. Bill Shuster, who represents the 9th District in Western Pennsylvania. Both earned a B+ in the report card.

Pennsylvania Reps. Paul Kanjorski, Allyson Schwartz and Joe Sestak earned the lowest House scores.

Unfortunately for Pennsylvania taxpayers, far too many of the lawmakers who represent the state earned "F" grades from the NTU, qualifying for the group's "Big Spender" category.

Here's a look at how Pennsylvania members of Congress did on the taxpayer report card:

Sen. Bob Casey Jr. — F; Sen. Arlen Specter — F; Rep. Jason Altmire — D; Rep. Bob Brady — F; Rep. Chris Carney — F; Rep. Mark Critz — F; Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper — F; Rep. Charlie Dent — C+; Rep. Mike Doyle — F; Rep. Chaka Fattah — F; Rep. Jim Gerlach — C+; Rep. Tim Holden — D; Rep. Paul Kanjorski — F; Rep. Patrick Murphy — F; Rep. Tim Murphy — C+; Rep. Joe Pitts — B+; Rep. Todd Platts — C+; Rep. Allyson Schwartz — F; Rep. Joe Sestak — F; Rep. Bill Shuster — B+; Rep. Glenn Thompson — B

In the Senate, Specter and Casey are both Democrats. In the House, all of the Democrats from Pennsylvania received "F" grades except Reps. Altmire and Holden, who each earned a "D" grade.

Carney, Dahlkemper, Kanjorski and Patrick Murphy were ousted by voters last November while Sestak gave up his House seat for an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate. Sestak's seat was won by Republican Pat Meehan. Specter failed to win another term in the Senate, losing to Republican Pat Toomey.

What lesson should politicians have learned after the "shellacking" tax-and-spend Democrats took in the midterm elections?

"Given the multi-trillion-dollar surge in the national debt during 2009 and 2010, taxpayers are now hoping for a different kind of surge — one that will take scores for both parties on NTU's next Rating of Congress to new and fitting heights," Parde said. "Time will tell if lawmakers translate their words on behalf of limited government to deeds that will show up on our scorecard — and in taxpayers' wallets."

To review the process NTU uses to determine its grades or the actual votes taken on specific bills, visit the group's Web site at www.ntu.org

Tony Phyrillas, who writes about politics for The Mercury, won a first place award for column writing in 2010 from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors. He blogs daily at www.pottsmerc.com E-mail him at tphyrillas@pottsmerc.com

Big Labor is killing U.S. jobs

Unions collected over $8.8 billion in dues last year. Most of it went to union bosses and Democratic politicians instead of helping workers.

Check out this post at RedState.com - One Year's Worth Of Union Dues Could Support 265,447 U.S. Workers For A Year

Pennsylvania DEP Calls on Natural Gas Drillers to Stop Giving Treatment Facilities Wastewater

Pennsylvania DEP Calls on Natural Gas Drillers to Stop Giving Treatment Facilities Wastewater

New Poll Shows Strong Statewide Support for PA School Choice Legislation

New Poll Shows Strong Statewide Support for School Choice Legislation

Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nominations, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nominations, Appointments

Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 to be Marked By Tunnel to Towers Runs/Walks Across the Country

Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 to be Marked By Tunnel to Towers Runs/Walks Across the Country

Is Donald Trump a closet liberal?

Trump Versus the Club for Growth - HUMAN EVENTS

College presidents line their own pockets first

The chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities is OK with pay raises for 1,500 nonunion administrators, including himself, despite threats by university presidents to raise tuition dramatically or cut back programs.

Let this be a lesson to you college kids: When it comes to lining their own pockets, the folks living in the Ivory Towers come first.

Daily Journal - Pa. university system chancellor defends administrators' raises, despite looming deficit

Monday, April 18, 2011

Citizen Group: Tax Day a Time for Congress to Stay Focused on Cutting Spending

Citizen Group: Tax Day a Time for Congress to Stay Focused on Cutting Spending

Statement by Richard Viguerie on the Death of Bill Rusher

William A. Rusher, a leading voice of the conservative movement for more than 50 years, has died at age 87.

Rusher spent 31 years as publisher of National Review, and wrote a syndicated column that was published in hundreds of newspapers, including The Mercury.

Statement by Richard Viguerie on the Death of Bill Rusher

Tea Party a Fierce Brew at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

Tea Party a Fierce Brew at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference - HUMAN EVENTS

Newspaper: School boards want to keep taxpayers in the dark

School notices plan: Curbing right to know in the guise of thrift - pottsmerc.com

Standard & Poor's lowers U.S. debt rating to negative

After three years of Obamanomics, the day of reckoning is approaching. There are consequences when you raise the national debt by $4 trillion in less than three years.

TheStar Standard & Poor's lowers U.S. debt rating to negative

Congressman Jim Gerlach Joins United Sports to Unveil Expansive Solar and Hydro Energy Project

Congressman Jim Gerlach Joins United Sports to Unveil Expansive Solar and Hydro Energy Project

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Releases Table Game Revenue Figures For March

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Releases Table Game Revenue Figures For March

Saturday, April 16, 2011

You call this property tax relief?

Pennsylvania residents are still waiting to see the "substantial property tax relief" promised by former Gov. Ed Rendell when he signed the bill in 2005 to bring casino gambling to the Keystone State.

The average statewide property tax reduction for each Pennsylvania household is expected to be about $200 this year. You call that property tax relief?

Budget Secretary Certifies $776.2 Million for Statewide Property Tax Relief

Weekly GOP Address: Time to Cut More Spending

Thursday, April 14, 2011

FRC Praises the House for Defunding Planned Parenthood and Obama Health Law

FRC Praises the House for Defunding Planned Parenthood and Obama Health Law

If you want to pay higher taxes, nobody is stopping you

I'm tired of rich liberals saying I should pay more taxes so Barack Obama has more money to spend. If they feel so strongly about giving more of their income to the government, there's nothing stopping them from doing it other than their own hypocrisy. Put your money where your mouth is.

From the Treasury Department website:
How do I make a contribution to the U.S. government?

Citizens who wish to make a general donation to the U.S. government may send contributions to a specific account called "Gifts to the United States." This account was established in 1843 to accept gifts, such as bequests, from individuals wishing to express their patriotism to the United States. Money deposited into this account is for general use by the federal government and can be available for budget needs. These contributions are considered an unconditional gift to the government. Financial gifts can be made by check or money order payable to the United States Treasury and mailed to the address below.
Gifts to the United States
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Credit Accounting Branch
3700 East-West Highway, Room 622D
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Top Ten Tax Hikes in Obama's Simpson-Bowles/Gang of Six Plan

Top Ten Tax Hikes in Obama's Simpson-Bowles/Gang of Six Plan

Conservatives Oppose Obama-Reid-Boehner Budget Deal

Conservatives Richard Viguerie, Craig Shirley, and Jason Jones Oppose Obama-Reid-Boehner Agreement on Fiscal Year 2011 Appropriations

Illegal Labor on the Farm Produces Big Profits for Agribusiness, Little Savings to Consumers, Finds New Report by FAIR

Illegal Labor on the Farm Produces Big Profits for Agribusiness, Little Savings to Consumers, Finds New Report by FAIR

Bishops to Congress: Cut Funding to Planned Parenthood

Bishops to Congress: At a Time of Painful Budget Cuts, Defunding Planned Parenthood 'Not One of Those Hard Choices'

Atlas Is Shrugging

Pennsylvania Unemployment Drops to 7.8%

Pennsylvania's Employment Situation: March 2011

Proposed Gettysburg Casino Location Rejected by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Proposed Gettysburg Casino Location Rejected by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

FRC Commends 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling On National Day of Prayer

FRC Commends 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling On National Day of Prayer

More Americans leaving workforce

From USA Today: Only 45.4% of Americans had jobs in 2010, the lowest rate since 1983 and down from a peak of 49.3% in 2000. Last year, just 66.8% of men had jobs, the lowest on record.

More Americans leaving workforce - USATODAY.com

More Americans leaving workforce

From USA Today: Only 45.4% of Americans had jobs in 2010, the lowest rate since 1983 and down from a peak of 49.3% in 2000. Last year, just 66.8% of men had jobs, the lowest on record.

More Americans leaving workforce - USATODAY.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Compulsory Schooling - Mass Manipulation History

Tax Day Tea Party set for Friday in Phoenixville

Tax Day Tea Party set for Friday in Phoenixville - pottsmerc.com

Meet Tony Phyrillas at Montgomery County Community College on April 15

Tony Phyrillas, The Mercury's award-winning political columnist and blogger, will be the featured speaker at the Sixth Annual Healthy Lifestyles Expo Friday, April 15, at Montgomery County Community College, 101 College Drive, in Pottstown.

Phyrillas, pictured here with state Rep. Tom Quigley, R-Montgomery, will be taking part in a Q-and-A from 11 a.m.-11.:45 a.m., followed immediately by a free lunch. (Get there early for a seat; last year, 570 lunches were served.)

The Expo, co-sponsored by state Rep. Quigley, Montgomery County Community College, the TriCounty Community Network and The Mercury, runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Other Expo highlights include caricatures by Alan MacBain, musical performances by the Pottstown Middle School Woodwinds Ensemble and Pottstown High School Show Choir, as well as five cash drawings for $100 each.

Dozens of vendors will have services and equipment on display. All programs, health screenings, demonstrations and entertainment are free to the public.

Poll: Obama losing ground in Pennsylvania

Laura Vecsey, writing in The Patriot-News, says Barack Obama's fortunes have changed in the Keystone State:
Pennsylvania's looking like it could be a very tough state for Obama in 2012, says Public Policy Polling. Obama's approval rating in PA is only 42 percent, with 52 percent of voters disapproving of him.
Read the full story, "Obama's 2012 chances of winning Pennsylvania not so hot, new poll shows," at the newspaper's website.

Tax Rates are High Enough Already

No relief in sight for gas prices

The average price per gallon of regular gas when George W. Bush left office was $1.83. The average price per gallon of regular gas today under Barack Obama is $3.79.

No relief in sight for gas prices - pottsmerc.com

PA GOP: President Obama Wants a Budget Do-Over to Raise Your Taxes

Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement today in response to President Obama's budget address:
"Last year, Democrats controlled the White House, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House, and they still couldn't pass a budget on time. Now, President Obama wants a budget do-over, filled with tax hikes and more spending. It has become clear that what we really need is an election do-over to get a real, fiscally responsible leader in the White House. Pennsylvanians are not only fed up with government spending, we are tired of having a President who hides from tackling tough issues for months on end, and in the final hour swoops in with a pretty speech. We don't need rhetoric, we need leadership," Gleason said.

"It's clear to everyone except the President that our country doesn't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. Republicans have stepped up to fill the leadership void by offering solutions to shrink the deficit without succumbing to tax hikes, which will only fuel our addiction to Washington's spending problem rather than helping curb it. In Gov. Tom Corbett, we now have this type of courageous leadership in Harrisburg, and we now need the same from Washington."

Montco D.A. Risa Ferman Writes Children's Book on Online Safety

Add children's book author to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman's extensive resume.

"The Mouse Who Went Surfing Alone" is designed to help educate children (and parents) about the dangers of browsing online.

All proceeds of the book will benefit Mission Kids, a local non-profit organization aimed at easing the criminal justice process for abused children.

The book will debut at Mission Kid's annual fundraising event, Mission Possible, held at the Merion Tribute House on April 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. People can purchase the book at the event or online at www.missionkidscac.org

Pennsylvania District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman Writes Children's Book To Help Parents Discuss Online Safety

Americans and their Families Need Simpler Tax Laws

Americans and their Families Need Simpler Tax Laws, AICPA Tells Congress

Obama cuts $600 million from Community Health Centers while protecting Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood | Obama cuts $600 million from Community Health Centers while protecting Planned Parenthood | The Daily Caller

Corbett nominates Eileen Behr for Montco Sheriff

The first female police chief in Montgomery County history could soon make more history as the county's first female Sheriff.

Gov. Tom Corbett has nominated Eileen Whalon Behr, retired Whitemarsh Police Chief, to serve as Montgomery County Sheriff for the remainder of 2011.

If confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate, Behr will fill the office of the late Sheriff John P. Durante, who passed away in February of 2010.

Behr will also receive a tremendous boost toward a full four-year term as Sheriff. She is one of two Republicans seeking the party's nomination to run for Sheriff in November.

The other GOP candidate is Robert J. Durante, who is no relation to the late Sheriff Durante, but should receive a lot of support because of confusion of the name. The Democratic candidate, William A. Holt Jr., is running unopposed in the primary.

Behr is the endorsed candidate of the Montgomery County Republican Committee.

"Chief Behr has dedicated her life to public service. During her tenure as Chief of Police in the Whitemarsh Police Department, she has made it one of the premiere departments in the County," Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairman Bob Kerns said. "She has distinguished herself in the field of law enforcement, as well as in the community."

Behr began her career as a police dispatcher with the Whitemarsh Police Department at the age of 19, and has held several positions within the department over the past 35 years – patrol, traffic safety and accident investigation, juvenile detective, detective sergeant, and chief of police, the first female chief in Montgomery County.

Obamacare's $200 million propaganda campaign revealed

Obamacare's $200 million propaganda campaign revealed | Conn Carroll | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tea Party Rally in Phoenixville on April 15

The Valley Forge Patriots is sponsoring a Tax Day Tea Party Rally in Phoenixville, from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, April 15, at the corner of Bridge and Main Streets.

"We are urging folks to come out and join us," said Betty Dunkel of the Valley Forge Patriots. "We need to let our legislators know that we are Taxed Enough Already and they need to reduce taxes and cut spending."

The Valley Forge Patriots are a conservative political education and action group that meets the second Friday of every month at PJ Ryans in Phoenixville. The group welcomes new members who are interested in learning the Constitution, holding elected officials accountable, and believe in smaller government and personal responsibility.

Contact Betty Dunkel at 610 933-2015 or go to our MeetUp site at www.meetup.com/vfp-teaparty09/ for more information.

A Tea Party Rally sponsored by the Chester County Liberty Alliance will take place on Saturday, April 16, at 3 PM on the Courthouse steps in West Chester.

Flashback 2005: UN Predicts 50 Million Global Warming Refugees By 2010

Flashback 2005: UN Predicts 50 Million Global Warming Refugees By 2010

Rep. Quigley's Benefit Shopping Bill Passes House

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) to limit the ability of welfare applicants to shop for higher benefit amounts in neighboring counties.

The legislation would require the Department of Public Welfare to base benefit amounts on an applicant's county of permanent legal residence, according to Quigley.

From a Quigley press release:
"For the past eight years our welfare system has been a leaky faucet, but House Republicans are getting out the wrench and turning off the tap," said Quigley. "Our taxpayers could never afford this lack of oversight into state funds, but especially during this budget crisis, it is imperative that we account for every single dollar the hard-working citizens of this Commonwealth send to state government."

Quigley's House Bill 1261 was introduced as part of the House Republican's WelFAIR package, which will restore fairness, accountability, integrity and responsibility to welfare programs. Other bills in the package include:
· House Bill 1297, which would institute drug testing for applicants convicted of a drug felony within the past five years.

· House Bill 1251, which would increase penalties for welfare fraud.

· House Bill 1254, which would prohibit the purchase of tobacco products with Access cards.

· House Bill 392, which would require photo identification on welfare benefit cards.

· House Bill 960, which would create an Income Eligibility Verification System.

· House Bill 1301, which would implement new guidelines and restrictions on the existing Medical Assistance Transportation Program.

· House Bill 1312, which would assist people in moving from welfare to work with job transition loans, rather than the current grant program.
"Public funds should be held to the highest scrutiny and strictest standards – that is what our taxpayers deserve," said Quigley. "We must ensure that the people using Access cards are those for whom benefits are intended, that the people receiving assistance meet all eligibility requirements and that taxpayer dollars are not being spent to purchase drugs or tobacco. I am proud to be a part of this effort, and I am hopeful these bills will make their way to the governor's desk soon."

House Bill 1261 will now go to the Senate for consideration. The House also approved House Bills 960 and 1251.
More information about Quigley and the WelFAIR package are available at RepQuigley.com

NewsBusted 4/12/11

GE not alone: 10 companies that pay the least in taxes

Barack Obama is owned by corporate America, so stop buying that bullshit about how he's working for the middle class.

GE not alone: 10 companies that pay the least in taxes - pottsmerc.com

Are welfare cuts next for Pennsylvania?

The biggest mystery in Harrisburg - Why won't Gov. Tom Corbett cut the $11 Billion spent each year by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare?

Are welfare cuts next for Pennsylvania? - pottsmerc.com

Newspaper: Legislative offices for constituents are costly niceties

Legislative offices for constituents are costly niceties - pottsmerc.com

Cut Trillions Not Billions - The 800 Pound Gorilla

500 Civil War Soldiers and Civilians to March in Philadelphia April 16

500 Civil War Soldiers and Civilians March in Philadelphia to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of the War

Pennsylvania State Archives to Host Open House on April 18

Pennsylvania State Archives to Host Open House on April 18

Governor Corbett Helps Launch 150th Anniversary Observation of the Civil War

Governor Corbett Helps Launch 150th Anniversary Observation of the Civil War

California Federation of Teachers rallies to support cop-killer

California Federation of Teachers rallies to support cop-killer | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

PA Agriculture Department Warns Restaurants of Potential Scam

PA Agriculture Department Warns Restaurants of Potential Scam

'The People Would Revolt'

Gov. Corbett Commends Lawmakers Efforts to End Lawsuit Abuse

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Commends Lawmakers Efforts to End Lawsuit Abuse

Why Illegal Immigrants' Favorite Day is April 15

Why Illegal Immigrants' Favorite Day is April 15

API Responds to Bunk Study on Natural Gas

API Responds to Bunk Study on Natural Gas

Monday, April 11, 2011

PA Houses Passes 'Fair Share Act'



A major reform to Pennsylvania's legal system has been approved by the state House by a 112-88 vote.

House Bill 1, also known as the "Fair Share Act," ensures that defendants in lawsuits pay their fair share of monetary damages instead of the entire award of damages. Pennsylvania is one of only nine states without a "Fair Share Act" on the books.

"This simple, reasonable and responsible lawsuit abuse reform will help put an end to deep pocket frivolous lawsuits and is a necessity if we want to improve Pennsylvania's economic and health care climate," said House Majority Leader Mike Turzai. "The current system is susceptible to abuse by plaintiff lawyers seeking co-defendants with deep pockets such as large employers, hospitals or state and local governments."

The Fair Share Act eliminates joint liability for defendants in civil cases found to be less than 60 percent liable and implements a system of comparative responsibility in which a defendant is responsible for paying only his fair share of the damages, according to Turzai.

"That means if a party is responsible for 10 percent of the fault, that party would be accountable for paying only 10 percent of the total award. Under current law, the doctrine of joint and several liability establishes that a defendant in a multi-defendant civil case may be required to pay damages associated with the actions of its co-defendants."

HB 1, sponsored by Rep. Curt Schroder of Chester County now goes to the Senate for approval. Gov. Tom Corbett promised while campaigning last year to sign a lawsuit abuse reform bill if the Legislature sends it to him.

PA State Rep. Curt Schroder - Schroder's Fair Share Act Wins House Approval

Need for Welfare Reform

How Ronald Reagan Handled a Public Union Controversy: He Fired Them

How Ronald Reagan Handled a Public Union Controversy: He Fired Them

American Legion: Federal Budget Debates Should Never Affect Troops' Paychecks

Federal Budget Debates Should Never Affect Troops' Paychecks

Obama 'regrets' 2006 vote against raising debt ceiling



Sen. Obama voted against raising the debt limit in 2006. President Obama wants Congress to raise the debt limit so he can spend more money.

April 18 Is Deadline to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania's May Primary

April 18 Is Deadline to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania's May Primary

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Barack Obama's Legacy of FAILURE

Are taxpayers getting their money's worth?

From an Associated Press investigative report on the Pennsylvania Legislature, which costs taxpayers $300 million a year:
By any measure, it is one of the largest in the nation. A 2009 study by the National Conference of State Legislatures ranked Pennsylvania's legislative branch second in total spending (behind California), second in per capita spending (Alaska), and second in spending as a percentage of general government operations (Nevada).

The NCSL said Pennsylvania employs about one of every 11 state legislative employees in the nation, with barely 4 percent of the country's population.
Pa. legislative staff size makes for budget target - pottsmerc.com

Pa. has few taxpayer friends in Congress

Most of the members of Congress from Pennsylvania earned "F" grades from the National Taxpayers Union for their 2010 votes.

Pa. has few taxpayer friends in Congress - pottsmerc.com

Friday, April 08, 2011

Planned Parenthood Offers Flu Shots!?!

I received a press release Friday from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee saying Republican are pushing their "radical social agenda" by pulling federal funding from Planned Parenthood, which provides "a variety of health care services," including flu vaccines and cholesterol screening.

How stupid do Democrats think the American people are?

When was the last time anyone went to Planned Parenthood for a flu shot?

Planned Parenthood is the biggest provider of taxpayer-funded abortions in the United States. End of discussion.

Obama Allies: Non Violence Is Not Always The Answer

Bill O'Reilly: Beck Gets Last Laugh

The far left is taking credit for driving Glenn beck from his daily one-hour program on FOX, but Bill O'Reilly sees things differently:
"But it is Glenn Beck who will have the last laugh. His media empire is now so expansive, he doesn't need the daily grind of TV news analysis. The guy has a hot website, The Blaze, has a syndicated radio program, even has an imprint at a prestigious publishing house. Plus, his speaking fees could considerably reduce the national debt."
Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Column - The Beck Factor

NewsBusted 4/8/11

Smart Girl Politics Tells EPA to Keep Its Hands Off of People's Soap!

Smart Girl Politics Tells EPA to Keep Its Hands Off of People's Soap!

Pennsylvania Banking Department Announces First-Quarter Enforcement Actions

Pennsylvania Banking Department Announces First-Quarter Enforcement Actions

Gasoline up 100% under Obama

Gasoline up 100% under Obama - Washington Times

Thursday, April 07, 2011

'You Don't Need a Nobel Prize to Know Less Oil Means Higher Prices'

Jim Adams, president of the Offshore Marine Service Association, has a message for Barack Obama, whose failed energy policies have driven gas prices to record levels across the United States:
"President Obama has long since forgotten Gulf workers, who are suffering as his administration chokes off new permits for offshore drilling. Now other Americans can rightly wonder whether he has forgotten about them too. Maybe if President Obama had to fill his car each week he'd understand the pain that all Americans are feeling now.

"It doesn't take a Nobel Prize winner to understand that when you don't permit new drilling, you're going to find less oil and prices will rise. It's time for President Obama to level with the American people and admit that his policies are designed to increase prices for oil so demand will decline.
You Don't Need a Nobel Prize to Know Less Oil Means Higher Prices

FRC Action to Score Senate Majority Leader Reid's Attempt to Force Taxpayers to Pay Directly for Abortions

FRC Action to Score Senate Majority Leader Reid's Attempt to Force Taxpayers to Pay Directly for Abortions

Lt. Governor Cawley Announces Marcellus Shale Work Group Meetings

Lt. Governor Cawley Announces Marcellus Shale Work Group Meetings

The Decline of Western Civilization Continues: MTV Announces 2 'Jersey Shore' Spinoffs

MTV Announces Two 'Jersey Shore' Spinoffs

Gallup: Obama Approval Slips Among Blacks, Hispanics

Obama Approval Slips Among Blacks, Hispanics in March

Video: Obama on Rising Gas Prices



Check out Obama's rambling, incoherent talk about rising gas prices (which are not his fault, by the way). The solution is to switch to electric cars and natural gas cars, he says.)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Concord Coalition Commends Deficit Reduction Goal of Ryan's Budget Proposal

The Concord Coalition Commends Deficit Reduction Goal of Ryan's Budget Proposal but Urges Flexibility in Bipartisan Negotiations

Obama on rising gas prices: Shut up and pay it

Obama in Bucks County: Little short-term help for gas prices - delcotimes.com

64% Say Americans Are Overtaxed, Political Class Disagrees

64% Say Americans Are Overtaxed, Political Class Disagrees

Family Research Council Files Amicus Brief in Virginia Obamacare Court Case

Family Research Council Files Amicus Brief in Virginia Obamacare Court Case

Letter Carriers' Annual Food Drive Set for May 14 Throughout Nation

Letter Carriers' Annual Food Drive Set for May 14 Throughout Nation

Bad Medicine: Obamacare

The Cato Institute has released a comprehensive look at the many ills of Obamacare: "Bad Medicine: A Guide to the Real Costs and Consequences of the New Health Care Law"

Bad Medicine: A Guide to the Real Costs and Consequences of the New Health Care Law | Michael D. Tanner | Cato Institute: White Paper

Alternative Energy & Environmental Expo on April 10

The third annual Environment Awareness and Resource Expo is coming to Limerick Township Community Park, Swamp Pike and Ziegler Road, Limerick, on Sunday, April 10.

Sponsored by Sen. John C. Rafferty Jr., R-44th, Rep. Mike Vereb, R-150th, and Limerick Township, the Expo will feature a diverse group of organizations, ranging from national, state and local environmental groups, state agencies and energy producers to auto dealers, organic farmers and others, who have made a commitment to encourage a positive environmental stewardship through action and community interaction.

From a press release issued by Rafferty's office:
Sen. Rafferty and Karen Hegedus, Limerick's director of parks and recreation, encourage both township residents and any resident of the 44th Senatorial District, to attend and learn more about how to help preserve our natural resourced and in the process save money.

"We have a diverse group of vendors, service providers, community organizations and entertainers who have expressed a willingness to participate either as an exhibitor or a sponsor of the event," Sen. Rafferty said. "Each has made a commitment to encourage a positive environmental stewardship."

"This expo is a wonderful opportunity for residents to learn more about alternative energy options and ways we can all be more environmentally friendly in our daily lives," Rep. Vereb said.

The event, which will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., is free to the public, and is expected to feature more than 40 vendors and attract a diverse group of people, from families to students and environmental clubs, educating guests on how individuals and communities can positively impact the environment.

PA State Police Issue 790 Citations to Trucks Carrying Hazardous Materials

State Police Issue 790 Citations to Trucks Carrying Hazardous Materials

Majority Leader Harry Reid Uses Military, Unborn Children as Ploys in Budget Debate

Majority Leader Harry Reid Uses Military, Unborn Children as Ploys in Budget Debate

PA Game Commission Offers Advice to Avoid Attracting Bears

Game Commission Offers Advice to Avoid Attracting Bears

AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Coverage at Pottstown Limerick Airport

AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Coverage at Pottstown Limerick Airport

'Exposing the Elites' by Michael Knox Beran

Exposing the Elites by Michael Knox Beran - City Journal

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ad Campaign Urges Support for the 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act'

FRC Action's Super PAC Launches Ad Campaign in Eight Congressional Districts Urging Support for the 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act'

PA GOP: Pennsylvania Families Can't Afford 4 More Years Of Obama

Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the announcement of Barack Obama's re-election campaign:
"With the launch of what may be the first billion dollar campaign in history, Barack Obama is stocking his campaign coffers while Pennsylvania families are forced to fund his massive liberal tax and spend agenda. All the while, his big government policies have failed to jumpstart our economy and thousands of hardworking Pennsylvanians are still looking for work. After a first term defined by prolonged joblessness and record setting debt, Obama's promise of 'hope' and 'change' have only resulted in people 'hoping' to get a job and clinging to the 'change' left in their pockets.

"There is no doubt that Pennsylvania will be the eye of the storm for the 2012 Presidential election. Barack Obama is not popular with Pennsylvania voters who are disenchanted with his agenda, know the federal stimulus failed and believe Obamacare is the worst piece of legislation to ever make its way out of Washington, D.C. The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is committed to delivering Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes to our Republican presidential nominee next year."

Study Finds High Welfare Use by Immigrants

Study Finds High Welfare Use by Immigrants

State Police Remind Motor Carriers to Obtain, Display Federal Number

State Police Remind Motor Carriers to Obtain, Display Federal Number

Liberals, as Expected, Write Off the GOP Budget as 'Radical'

Liberals, as Expected, Write Off the GOP Budget as 'Radical' - HUMAN EVENTS

Fleecing Taxpayers 101

Public Employees Double Dip in Retirement

Governor Christie's teacher writes a letter

Monday, April 04, 2011

List of health reform waivers keeps growing

List of health reform waivers keeps growing - The Hill's Healthwatch

Obama Crowned New King of Flip-Flops

In about-face, mastermind of 9/11 attacks to face military tribunal - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

The Real Nuclear Meltdown

America's Battle for Fair and Honest Elections

America's Battle for Fair and Honest Elections

Doctors Ask Appeals Court to Declare Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional

Doctors Ask Appeals Court to Declare Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional

Group Lists 'Taxpayers' Friends' in Congress

The National Taxpayers Union has released its 32nd annual Rating of Congress, which grades lawmakers on every roll call vote affecting fiscal policy to determine which members of Congress are "Taxpayers' Friends" and which ones are "Big Spenders."

The 2010 rankings are based on 165 House and 142 Senate votes, according to the 362,000-member NTU, a nonpartisan, nonprofit citizens group that promotes lower taxes and smaller government.

From a press releases issued by NTU:
Between 2009 and 2010, the average "Taxpayer Score" in the House rose from 38 percent to 42 percent. The Senate's average increased from 39 percent to 45 percent. The Senate had an all-time low of 28 percent in 1988 (the House hit bottom that same year, at 27 percent). The highest marks were reached in 1995, when House and Senate averages were 58 percent and 57 percent, respectively.

In 2010, 79 lawmakers attained scores sufficient for an "A" grade and hence were eligible for the "Taxpayers' Friend Award" – an increase from the 55 who earned top grades in 2009. Meanwhile, 264 Senators and Representatives captured the title of "Big Spender" for posting "F" grades – just three shy of the 2009 record.

Rep. Jeff Flake continued his record streak as "Taxpayers' Best Friend" in the House (scoring 97 percent), holding on to that distinction for an eighth consecutive year. Not to be out-done, Sens. John McCain and Sam Brownback posted the highest score NTU has ever recorded coming in at 99.5 percent.

On the other end of the scale, five lawmakers had scores that rounded to a rock-bottom 2 percent: Reps. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and Gary Ackerman (D-NY) in the House; and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Carl Levin (D-MI) in the Senate.
The 2010 Rating and a searchable Rating database dating back to 1992 is available at www.ntu.org

Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous

Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous - HUMAN EVENTS

Pennsylvania Revenue Department Extends Hours to Help Late-Season Tax Filers

Pennsylvania Revenue Department Extends Hours to Help Late-Season Tax Filers

Governor Corbett Names Katie True to Head Department of State's Professional Licensing Bureau

Governor Corbett Names Katie True to Head Department of State's Professional Licensing Bureau

Pennsylvania to Receive $105 Million to Help Homeowners Facing Threat of Foreclosure

Governor Corbett Announces Pennsylvania to Receive $105 Million to Help Homeowners Facing Threat of Foreclosure

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 39%

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters nationwide say they would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 39% would choose the Democrat instead.

Generic Congressional Ballot

New Poll: Who Gets Blamed if the Government Shuts Down?

New Poll: Who Gets Blamed if the Government Shuts Down?

Hope Isn't Hiring @ HopeIsntHiring.com



Obama makes his case for another four years:
* 26 Months Straight Of High Unemployment Above 8 Percent

* Nearly 1 In 7 Americans Are Living Below The Poverty Line

* Over 43 Million Americans Are On Food Stamps

* One-Third Of Income In America Comes From Welfare

* Record Number Of Home Foreclosures

60% of U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since Obama Was Inaugurated in 2009

A fact the liberal media won't report about our Nobel Peace Prize-winning president: 858 U.S. Soldiers killed in Afghan War Since Obama Took Office

60% of U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since Obama Was Inaugurated in 2009 | CNSnews.com

Sunday, April 03, 2011

ObamaCare - Live Your Carefree Lifestyle

Newspaper: Time to cut PA Legislature

From an editorial in Sunday's edition of The Mercury calling for a reduction in the size of the Pennsylvania Legislature:
Pennsylvania's Legislature became large as a result of movement to prevent corruption by business interests. Over the years, the corruption has come from within.

The time has come to clean up Harrisburg, starting with downsizing the Legislature. Cuts are coming down across the board in Pennsylvania — they should come at the top as well.
Read the full editorial here.

Weekly Republican Address 4/2/11

Friday, April 01, 2011

CCRKBA Supports Issa's Subpoena For ATF 'Gunrunner' Documents

CCRKBA Supports Issa's Subpoena For ATF 'Gunrunner' Documents

Revenue Department Releases March Collections

Pennsylvania spent more than it took in during the month of March, adding to the budget deficit for the current fiscal year, which runs until June 30.

The state has spent $233 million more than it has taken in since the fiscal year began last July 1.

Keep in mind that the current budget is the one signed by former Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell.

Revenue Department Releases March Collections

Trailer: Sick and Sicker—ObamaCare Canadian Style

Rep. Mike Pence: Battling Big Abortion

Battling Big Abortion - Rep. Mike Pence - National Review Online

FRC Praises Ways and Means Committee for Passing 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,' Urges Quick Floor Action

FRC Praises Ways and Means Committee for Passing 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,' Urges Quick Floor Action

A Jobless Recovery: For Those in the Construction Industry, Depression-Like Conditions Remain

A Jobless Recovery: For Those in the Construction Industry, Depression-Like Conditions Remain

Governor Corbett Praises New Troopers at State Police Graduation Event

Governor Corbett Praises New Troopers at State Police Graduation Event

Mexican man entered U.S. illegally 10 times

Next time Barack Obama or one of his minions says there's no problem with border security between Mexico and the U.S., show them this story.

Mexican man entered U.S. illegally 10 times - timesherald.com