Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Obama Running On Empty

Corbett: PA Schools In Line for $338M Funding Increase

Democrats, their teachers' union allies and special interests groups have been putting out all sorts of misleading information about state funding for Pennsylvania schools. Gov. Corbett wants to set the record straight.

New Website Details PA Governor Corbett's Proposed $338.1 Million Funding Increase for School Districts

The Obama Legacy: Bernanke warns U.S. headed for 'massive fiscal cliff'

Bernanke warns lawmakers nation headed for 'massive fiscal cliff' - The Hill's On The Money

Jon Stewart: Fox News Reporting Debt, Unemployment and High Gas Prices Is a GOP Conspiracy

Jon Stewart: Fox News Reporting Debt, Unemployment and High Gas Prices Is a GOP Conspiracy | NewsBusters.org

How Network News Has Twisted Obama’s War on Religion Into a Conservative War Against Women

How Network News Has Twisted Obama’s War on Religion Into a Conservative War Against Women | NewsBusters.org

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

'Annie' Coming To Mount Penn

Antietam Musical Productions will present the musical "Annie" at the Mount Penn Primary Center, 201 N. 25th St., Mount Penn, on the weekend of March 30-April 1.

The show, featuring students from Antietam Middle School/High School, will be presented Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person. On Sunday only, children 12 and under will be admitted for $5.

For ticket information, send an email to tschnitter@antietamsd.org

Philadelphia Greek Independence Parade To Honor American Hellenic Institute

Philadelphia Greek Independence Parade Organizers Honor AHI

Obama's approval rating falls sharply

Obama's approval rating falls sharply - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Obama cuts military health care benefits to pay for Obamacare

When Obama promised free health care, you didn't really believe it was free, did you?

Obama cuts military health care benefits, leaves unionized civilians untouched - HUMAN EVENTS

NewsBusted 2/28/12

Pew: More Americans Turning to Costly Hospital Care For Preventable Dental Problems

Pew: More Americans Turning to Costly Hospital Care For Preventable Dental Problems

Pew: More Americans Turning to Costly Hospital Care For Preventable Dental Problems

Pew: More Americans Turning to Costly Hospital Care For Preventable Dental Problems

Watchdog cites billions spent on duplicate federal programs under Obama

This is what happens when the federal government gets so big, nobody has any idea how tax dollars are being spent.

GAO report cites billions spent on duplicate federal programs – USATODAY.com

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations and Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations and Appointments

Monday, February 27, 2012

Outrageous Claims In Meritless Voter ID Lawsuit

Outrageous Claims In Meritless Voter ID Lawsuit

Bloomberg Profiles Obama's Broken Promises On Energy

PA National Guard Awards New State Military Medal for Public Service

PA National Guard Awards New State Military Medal for Public Service

Obama Hoses Working Americans

Obama Energy Secretary Steven Chu: “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

7 Gas Facts Obama Cannot Escape

7 Gas Facts Obama Cannot Escape

Obama Campaign Tries Intimidation to Boost Fundraising

Obama Campaign Tries Intimidation to Boost Fundraising

PA Declares 2012 the 'Year of the Bible'

2012 the “Year of the Bible” in Pennsylvania

Join The Pottstown Mercury's challenge to ‘fill the Media Lab’ and help local food pantries

Join our challenge to ‘fill the Media Lab’ and help local food pantries

Governor Corbett Announces Formation of Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative Advisory Committee

Governor Corbett Announces Formation of Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative Advisory Committee

Santorum defends calling Obama a 'snob'

Santorum defends calling Obama a 'snob'

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Obama's support of abortion should be a campaign issue

Peter Wehner on the liberal media's double standard on asking candidates questions about social issues: " But I just want to point out — not once in the 2008 campaign, not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide.”

Contraception vs. Infanticide

Newt Gingrich: $2.50 per Gallon Gasoline, Energy Independence and Jobs



Newt Gingrich says he has the answer to rising gas prices. Unfortunately, the guy currently occupying the White House is trying hard to keep those gas prices rising.

Pew Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Keystone Pipeline

Pew Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Keystone Pipeline

Pa.'s public pension debacle raises fears of higher taxes

Pa.'s public pension debacle raises fears of higher taxes

Weekly GOP Address: Failed Obama Policies Lead To Rising Gas Prices

Top 10 Obama budget travesties

Top 10 Obama budget travesties - HUMAN EVENTS

Friday, February 24, 2012

Higher gas prices cloud Obama’s re-election hopes

Higher gas prices cloud Obama’s re-election hopes

President Obama Wants Higher Energy Prices

One in Five U.S. Adults Now Has a Tattoo

One in Five U.S. Adults Now Has a Tattoo

Statewide Roadside Cleanup Planned, Volunteers Needed

Statewide Roadside Cleanup Planned, Volunteers Needed

Obama Legacy: $5 per gallon of gas

More drivers than ever may pay $5 per gallon – USATODAY.com

Builders and Contractors Endorse Mitt Romney for President

ABC Endorses Mitt Romney for President

Poll shows sharp division on Obama contraception order

Don't believe the liberal media. Americans are deeply concerned about Obama's latest assault on people of faith.

Poll shows sharp division on Obama contraception order - Washington Times

Thursday, February 23, 2012

PA gas prices could hit $4.25: Be sure to thank Barack Obama

PA Expected To Be Gas Hot Spot In Spring 2012 « CBS Philly

Newt Hammers CNN On Birth Control Question: You Never Asked Obama Why He...

Gov. Corbett Announces State Investment in 16 PA Rail Projects

Governor Corbett Announces State Investment in 16 Rail Projects

Auditor General Jack Wagner Repeats Call for Reversal of Burdens Placed on Pa. Turnpike Commission by Act 44

Auditor General Jack Wagner Repeats Call for Reversal of Burdens Placed on Pa. Turnpike Commission by Act 44

Obama's Got America Singin' the Blues

Rev. Franklin Graham: ‘I Cannot Support (Obama) or Vote for Him’

Rev. Franklin Graham: ‘I Cannot Support the President or Vote for Him’ | CNSNews.com

Judge approves $370,000 in Solyndra bonuses

Obama screws the American taxpayer again.

Judge approves $370,000 in Solyndra bonuses

Pennsylvania Issues Updated Fish Consumption Advisories for 2012

Pennsylvania Issues Updated Fish Consumption Advisories for 2012

PA DCNR Helps to Dedicate Newly Restored Schuylkill River Trail

PA DCNR Helps to Dedicate Newly Restored Schuylkill River Trail

Monday, February 20, 2012

Gingrich mocks Obama's environmental policies

Gingrich mocks Obama's environmental policies

NewsBusted 2/17/12

Historic rise in gas prices under Obama

Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

Right-to-Know Law could get costly if new fees are added

Pennsylvania politicians are trying to circumvent Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law by charging outrageous fees for public information.

Right-to-Know Law could get costly if new fees are added

Opinion: Obama's tyrannical tendencies revealed

Letter: Obama's tyrannical tendencies revealed - dailylocal.com

Archbishop Chaput: Obama’s ‘compromise’ no such thing

Archbishop Chaput: Obama’s ‘compromise’ no such thing

2,500 U.S. Religious Leaders Oppose Obama Contraceptive Mandate

News Conference Today: FRC Releases Letter Signed By 2,500 Religious Leaders Opposing Contraceptive Mandate

The True Unemployment Rate Under Obama: 36%

The True Unemployment Rate: 36% - HUMAN EVENTS

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Editorial: Pa. property tax is root of evil in school funding

From an editorial in The Pottstown Mercury:
Gov. Tom Corbett is not the real culprit in the schools funding crisis, although his refusal to acknowledge the problem adds to the frustration. Even the current legislators are not wholly to blame, even though they hold the power to fix it.

The inequity in Pennsylvania public schools funding is rooted in a flawed system of taxation that predates anyone now in office. The need for property tax reform has been bandied about in Harrisburg for decades, but no governor or Legislature in our lifetime has touched it.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Pa. property tax is root of evil in school funding

Thursday, February 16, 2012

AHEPA Mobilizes to Help Humanitarian Relief Efforts for People of Greece

WASHINGTON - The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), a leading membership-based association for the nation's three million American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes, will mobilize its chapters, and work in cooperation with the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), to help with humanitarian relief efforts for the people of Greece, announced Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides.

"The humanitarian crisis in Greece is dire,” Dr. Grossomanides said. “This is an opportunity to answer a clarion call to help the people of Greece. We appeal to Greek American organizations and the community at large to answer the call."

How AHEPA Will Help

  • Identifying private sector/corporate partners to donate medical supplies.
  • Making available its 501(c)(3) AHEPA Foundation, Inc. to receive contributions that will directly pay for the shipment and acquisition of medical supplies and food.
  • Mobilizing AHEPA Greece chapters to liaison with the Greek Ministry of Education to execute a food voucher program for schools.
  • Partner with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to assist with acquisition of medical supplies and food.
  • Mobilizing AHEPA family chapters.
  • Outreaching to all Greek American organizations asking them to contribute financially to AHEPA’s program.
    • Funds will go directly to pay for the shipment and acquistion of medical supplies and food.

"AHEPA's inquiry into how the organization could assist for a national level began October 2011," said Dr. Grossomanides, who is also leveraging his professional relationships in the pharmaceutical industry to seek assistance. "AHEPA examined the logistical challenges to providing aid efficiently and cost-effectively to those in need with meetings with the IOCC and the Embassy of Greece in Washington and came to the conclusion that this was the best course of action. In the interim, our fourteen chapters in Greece have been providing critical services to their respective communities whether it has been purchasing medical supplies or equipment for hospitals or feeding the needy."

He added, "We look forward to working in partnership with the IOCC, an extremely effective relief organization, to assist with the acquisition of medical supplies and food."

Charlotte Chapter Donates $5,000 to AHEPA Foundation, Inc.

AHEPA Marathon Chapter 2, Charlotte, N.C., has answered the call to help by making a $5,000 donation to AHEPA Foundation, Inc. that will directly pay for the shipment and acquisition of medical supplies and food. The chapter made the presentation to Supreme President Dr. Grossomanides at an event held in Charlotte, Saturday, February 11, 2011.


SuperPac Launches $250M Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama

SuperPac Launches 250 Million Dollar Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama

No More Solyndras: Groups Call on DOE To Force Public Release of Details on Delays and 12 Secret Cost Overruns at Vogtle Reactors

No More Solyndras: Groups Call on DOE To Force Public Release of Details on Delays and 12 Secret Cost Overruns at Vogtle Reactors

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Now Available

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Now Available

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Releases January Table Games Revenue

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Releases January Table Games Revenue

15 Pennsylvania residents prosecuted for Welfare fraud

Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General Announces January 2012 Welfare Fraud Adjudications, Including Mercer County Fraud Ring

Report Finds Pennsylvania Welfare System Unsustainable, Hurting Poor

Report Finds Pennsylvania Welfare System Unsustainable, Hurting Poor

Auditor General Jack Wagner Blasts PA Welfare Dept. For Lax Contract Monitoring

Auditor General Jack Wagner: Welfare Dept.'s Lax Contract Monitoring Neglected Accountability of Taxpayer Money

Chester County Judge Charged with Judicial Misconduct

Chester County DJ Charged with Judicial Misconduct

Five Years Later ...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tony Phyrillas: Is Obama incompetent or just a liar?

Is Obama incompetent or just a liar?

Average Gas Price at Obama’s Inauguration: $1.84 Per Gallon

Average Gas Price at Obama’s Inauguration: $1.84 Per Gallon

Pew study: 1 in 8 voter records flawed

Pew study: 1 in 8 voter records flawed – USATODAY.com

The President's Budget in 62 Seconds

Harris Poll: Americans Have Broad Trust in Media in General

Americans Have Broad Trust in Media in General

Gov. Corbett's 'Fostering Connections' Proposal Can Benefit Pennsylvania's Foster Youth and Taxpayers

Gov. Corbett's 'Fostering Connections' Proposal Can Benefit Pennsylvania's Foster Youth and Taxpayers

RNC Launches Web Video Ahead of President Obama’s New York City Fashion Show Fundraiser

RNC Launches Web Video Ahead of President Obama’s New York City Fashion Show Fundraiser | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

RNC Releases Valentine’s Day Cards

RNC Releases Valentine’s Day Cards | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

Kate Upton is 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model



KATE UPTON IS THE 2012 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT COVER MODEL OUT FEBRUARY 14 ON NEWSSTANDS, TABLET, MOBILE AND SI.COM/SWIMSUIT

Pew: 1 in 8 Voter Registrations Inaccurate; 51 Million Citizens Unregistered

Pew: One in Eight Voter Registrations Inaccurate; 51 Million Citizens Unregistered

Monday, February 13, 2012

Congressman Jim Gerlach sets priorities for re-election bid

Gerlach sets priorities for re-election bid

PA Senate candidate Brian Rich eyes pension reform for public-sector workers

Candidate eyes pension reform for public-sector workers

Sen. Toomey: Obama budget: an 'abdication of leadership'

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today released the following statement on President Obama’s budget fiscal year 2013 request:
“During the past year, I have focused on two vital priorities – restoring economic growth and private sector job creation, and putting our federal government on a sustainable fiscal path,” Sen. Toomey said. “Unfortunately, the president’s budget request fails on both counts.

“After three consecutive years of trillion-dollar-plus deficits, this budget request contains massive levels of spending and projects a $1.3 trillion budget deficit for this year – an even bigger deficit than last year. In addition to more wasteful stimulus programs, the president’s budget raises taxes on job creators at a time when we should be reforming our tax code with lower tax rates and a broader tax base to encourage more economic growth and job creation.

"Finally, the president fails to make the necessary reforms to truly fix our entitlement programs, which are, by his own admission, the main drivers of our deteriorating fiscal outlook. Medicare and Medicaid are both growing at unsustainable rates – much faster than our economy. The president knows it, and yet, he refuses to support the structural reforms to put these programs on a sustainable path. This is a tragic abdication of presidential responsibility.”

Gerlach blasts Obama budget

Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-6th District) issued the following statement on Monday after President Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget proposal for the 2013 Fiscal Year, which begins on October 1st. The President’s plan forecasts another $1.33 trillion deficit and calls for raising taxes by $1.9 trillion to fuel government spending:
"The President should have released this budget on Groundhog Day because it is a repeat of his previous three budget proposals: higher taxes, more debt and no real solutions for eliminating wasteful Washington spending. It is extremely disappointing that the President seems eager to accelerate America's descent down the same path as Greece and other European nations that have refused to confront their unsustainable spending habits. Four consecutive years of $1 trillion budget deficits, and raising taxes by $1.9 trillion, will not help the nearly 13 million Americans out of work find jobs or encourage greater investment and innovation needed to help businesses of all sizes grow. Furthermore, the President has once again abdicated his leadership responsibility to offer meaningful and constructive proposals for reforming Medicare and Medicaid so these programs are there for future generations.”


Obama's Budget By The Numbers

Obama's Budget By The Numbers | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

Rep. Joe Pitts reacts to latest Obama deficit budget

President Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget for the 2013 fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1. The spending plan projects a $1.3 trillion deficit for the coming year and an increase in the national debt of more than $10 trillion over the next 10 years.

Rep. Joe Pitts, a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District, issued the following statement today on President Obama budget
:
“Three years ago, the President promised to cut annual deficits in half by the end of his first administration. Today’s budget shows that he is far from accomplishing that goal. This budget raises taxes by nearly $2 trillion and still fails to come even close to balancing within the next decade.

“While the President says his budget will create an ‘economy built to last,’ trillion dollar deficits are no foundation for the future. We cannot have a healthy economy when our debt outpaces growth.

“The American people deserve an honest debate on the best way to balance the budget. Unfortunately, the President’s budget is not a serious plan for debt reduction. Also, for a third year in a row, the Democratic-led Senate will not even attempt to pass a budget. By contrast, House Republicans will again put forward a budget that puts us back on the right track.”

George Will: Catholic Bishops Got What They Deserved for Supporting ObamaCare

George Will: Catholic Bishops Got What They Deserved for Supporting ObamaCare

Let FindTheBest Help You Choose Between the Best Public or Private School

Let FindTheBest Help You Choose Between the Best Public or Private School

Reagan Warned Us About Obama

Americans United for Life Challenges the Constitutionality of the Abortion Mandate in President Obama's Healthcare Law Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Americans United for Life Challenges the Constitutionality of the Abortion Mandate in President Obama's Healthcare Law Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds That Installed Medical Equipment Retains Its Identity as Personal Property

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds That Installed Medical Equipment Retains Its Identity as Personal Property

PA Department of Health Urges Tobacco Users to 'Quit for Love' this Valentine's Day

PA Department of Health Urges Tobacco Users to 'Quit for Love' this Valentine's Day

Safeway Announces Sale of Three Genuardi's Stores

Safeway Announces Sale of Three Genuardi's Stores

Friday, February 10, 2012

NewsBusted 2/10/12

Consumer confidence drops as gas prices rise

Consumer confidence drops as gas prices rise - The Hill's On The Money

Start the Clock: Broken Budget Process Points to Systemic Dysfunction in Congress

Start the Clock: Broken Budget Process Points to Systemic Dysfunction in Congress

Group: Catholics Not Fooled Over Accounting Gimmick

Catholics Not Fooled Over Accounting Gimmick

Council: Obama Tone Deaf to Religious Freedom

Obama Tone Deaf to Religious Freedom, Pseudo-Compromise Still Violates Conscience Rights

1,000 Days Without A Budget



Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "Budget? We ain't got no budget. We don't need no budgets! I don't have to show you any stinkin' budgets!"

PA Lottery: Feb. 11 Powerball Jackpot is $310 Million, Fifth Largest in Game History

PA Lottery: Feb. 11 Powerball Jackpot is $310 Million, Fifth Largest in Game History

PA Governor Corbett Signs Unemployment Compensation Extension into Law

PA Governor Corbett Signs Unemployment Compensation Extension into Law

PA Department of State Reminds Candidates of Petition Filing Deadlines for Primary Election

PA Department of State Reminds Candidates of Petition Filing Deadlines for Primary Election

PA Attorney General Announces Criminal Charges in 'Facebook' Scam Targeting Young Girls For Sex

PA Attorney General Kelly Announces Criminal Charges in Elaborate "Facebook" False Identity Scam Targeting Young Girls For Sex

Obama targets religion

Gas prices rise 90% under Obama

The price of regular unleaded gas was $1.85 when Barack Obama took office. The price of regular unleaded hit $3.65 today in SE Pennsylvania. That's a 90% increase. Credit Obama's failed economic and energy polices for the dramatic increase in gas prices, which is a devastating tax on the middle class. And where's the outcry from the mainstream media about skyrocketing gas prices?

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

What They Are Saying About Obama's SuperPAC Flip-Flop

New Report Finds 162 Reasons to Marry

Family Research Council's Marriage and Religion Research Institute celebrates National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) with the release of a new report entitled 162 Reasons to Marry.

New Report Finds 162 Reasons to Marry

Virginia Bishops: 'We Cannot -- We Will Not -- Comply' with Obamacare

Virginia Bishops: 'We Cannot -- We Will Not -- Comply' with Obamacare | NewsBusters.org

NewsBusted 2/7/12

Media Thrilled Over 8.3% Unemployment in 2012, Despondent With 5.6% in 2004

Media Thrilled Over 8.3% Unemployment in 2012, Despondent With 5.6% in 2004 | NewsBusters.org

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Unbelievable: NPR Cites Planned Parenthood's Poll But Omits Its Name On-Air | NewsBusters.org

PA Gaming Control Board OKs Table Games at Valley Forge Casino Resort

PA Gaming Control Board Grants Authorization to Conduct Table Games at Valley Forge Casino Resort

WH Spokesman Waffles On Obama Super PAC Flip Flop

PA First Lady Susan Corbett Invites Artists to Apply for Art of the State 2012 Juried Exhibition

PA First Lady Susan Corbett Invites Artists to Apply for Art of the State 2012 Juried Exhibition

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Berks County Firm $10,000 for Radiation Protection Act Violations

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Schuylkill Valley Engineering $10,000 for Radiation Protection Act Violations

Opinion: Tea Party offers leadership, courage

Tea Party offers leadership, courage (2/8/12)

Former Democratic Congresswoman says she was duped by Obamacare

If only she had read the bill before voting for it, she could have kept her seat in Congress.

Dem Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper: I Wouldn't Have Voted for Obamacare If I'd Known About HHS Regulation

AFP's response to Obama attack

Monday, February 06, 2012

Catholic Bishops: White House Misrepresents its Own Contraceptive Mandate

USCCB: White House Misrepresents its Own Contraceptive Mandate

It Sure Has Been A Long Halftime In America



The much talked-about Clint Eastwood Super Bow ad from Obama Motors was inspiring but was it designed to sell car or get people to re-elect Obama? Did taxpayers pay for it? And take a look at the response below on what's really happening in Obama's America.

First Conservative Hispanic Super PAC Launches Feb. 10

Hispanic Vote -- The First Conservative Hispanic Super PAC

Odds of Living Very Long Life Lower Than Formerly Predicted

Odds of Living Very Long Life Lower Than Formerly Predicted

Pennsylvania Officials Roll Out Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

Pennsylvania Officials Roll Out Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

Obama spokesman: Shrinking workforce is 'an economic positive'

White House spokesman: the shrinking workforce is "an economic positive" - HUMAN EVENTS

Happy 101st Birthday President Reagan

Happy Birthday, President Reagan!

Happy Birthday, President Reagan! - HUMAN EVENTS

More Obama Broken Promises

Foundation Report Warns of 'EPA's Approaching Regulatory Avalanche'

Foundation Report Warns of "EPA's Approaching Regulatory Avalanche"

PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Launches Interactive Website

PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Launches Interactive Website

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Komen supporters can’t forgive, forget abortion funding

Did I miss the announcement that a cure for cancer has been found?

Why else would a leading charity created to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer be giving its donations to Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the United States?

Many donors to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity are vowing never to give another cent to the group because of its pro-abortion stance.

P.S. - There are many other worthwhile cancer charities that do funnel donations to Planned Parenthood.

Some former Komen supporters can’t forgive, forget

Wealthy liberals pay Obama to insult them

Obama demonizes the 1% but he's always willing to take their money. In this case, liberal elites fork up $38,000 per person for a few minutes of face time with Obama.

Obama meets with wealthy donors in D.C.

Pennsylvania GOP Senate hopefuls Rohrer, Scaringi, Smith, Welch debate in Chester County

Pennsylvania GOP Senate hopefuls Rohrer, Scaringi, Smith, Welch debate in Chester County

The Wrath of the Abortion Movement Unleashed on Komen

The Wrath of the Abortion Movement Unleashed on Komen

Top 10 ways Washington annoys the Heartland

Top 10 ways Washington annoys the Heartland - HUMAN EVENTS

Weekly Republican Address: Dems Block Job-Creation

Friday, February 03, 2012

Why the official 8.3 percent unemployment rate is a phony number

Bottom line on the latest jobs report from James Pethokoukis, the money and politics columnist for U.S. News & World Report:
The unemployment rate is dropping because economic growth continues to be so anemic that nearly 4 million Americans have quit looking for work and have been disappeared by the Labor Department. This still isn’t much of a recovery.
Why the official 8.3 percent unemployment rate is a phony number—and what it means for Obama’s reelection

EDITORIAL: Obama's bogus jobs data

EDITORIAL: Obama's bogus jobs data - Washington Times

FRC Responds to Susan G. Komen's Reconsideration of Abortion-Neutral Stance

FRC Responds to Susan G. Komen's Reconsideration of Abortion-Neutral Stance

DEP Awards 73 Grants to Protect, Improve Watersheds in 36 PA Counties

DEP Awards 73 Grants to Protect, Improve Watersheds in 36 Counties

House Republican Press Conference on Latest Unemployment Numbers

Trump endorses Romney

Trump endorses Romney - Washington Times

Montco commissioners race broke spending records

Montco commissioners candidates spend record breaking $3.39 million last year - phillyBurbs.com

Opinion: The Obama administration's war on religion

Opinion The Obama administration's war on religion Seattle Times Newspaper

Which political party has a better sex life?

Which political party has a better sex life?

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Signs 8 Bills into Law

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Eight Bills into Law

PA Game Commission Encourages Participation in 'Great Backyard Bird Count'

PA Game Commission Encourages Participation in 'Great Backyard Bird Count'

Many Pennsylvania Employers to Benefit from Lower Workers' Compensation Costs

Many Pennsylvania Employers to Benefit from Lower Workers' Compensation Costs

Sen. Toomey: Obama's Warped Sense of Fairness

By Sen. Pat Toomey

As a parent, I try to teach my three children the value of fairness. My wife and I encourage them to work hard and enjoy their successes. Children being children, they sometimes try to test the limits of this system. When they break the rules or attempt to skate by without effort, we try to teach them that there are consequences for their actions. We all know that “life isn’t fair” but my wife and I believe — and want our children to believe — that their perseverance and resolve will pay off in the end.

So when the president called for fairness in his State of the Union address last week, I wanted to embrace the theme. Who doesn’t like fairness? But I was disappointed to learn that President Obama has an altogether different definition of fairness.

In his speech, the president argued for achieving fairness by using the government to exact punishment on people who have done nothing wrong and have broken no rules. Instead, his only criterion for exacting punishment is success. In the name of fairness, he called for higher taxes on those who have been deemed to make too much money and on risk takers who invest in our economy.

The president’s vision of fairness is defined by his fundamental faith in government. Government certainly has a role to play in creating an environment conducive to wealth creation and success and punishing those who break the rules. But instead of allowing people to rise and fall on their own merits, the president believes that Washington should be picking winners and losers based on his own political judgment. During the past three years, he has practiced this notion of fairness to the detriment of the American people and our economy.

Was it fair to bail out the big banks and some of the auto companies on the backs of their competitors and the American taxpayer? Was it fair to pile up trillions of dollars in debt, forcing our children and grandchildren to pay for our mistakes down the road? Was it fair to dump $500 million of taxpayer dollars in a nearly bankrupt Solyndra? Is it fair to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project which will create thousands of jobs at the behest of a few environmental special-interest groups?

The president’s concept of fairness does not appear to be very fair or consistent. It is an ever shifting concept that is defined by the maxim that government knows best.

The traditional American notion of fairness means giving people an opportunity to succeed, and when they do, allowing them to enjoy the fruits of their hard work. When rules are broken, the rule breakers need to be held accountable — no matter who they are and no matter who they know.

Under this notion of fairness, American companies should have the ability to compete with their foreign competitors by lowering one of the world’s highest tax rates — rates that encourage our companies to move overseas. Instead of punishing companies who go to more business friendly climates, let’s remove the regulatory and tax burdens that make America a needlessly challenging place to do business. Instead of investing American tax dollars in failing companies such as Solyndra, let’s help Americans keep more of their hard-earned money and make decisions about how to spend and invest their money themselves.

I want my children to grow up believing that if they work hard, study hard and play by the rules, they can achieve their dreams. I don’t want them to look to government for approval, for permission to be successful, or for subsidies or bailouts.

America’s greatness doesn’t lie in Washington. It doesn’t depend on the maze of government bureaucracies that carries out the president’s edicts. Our greatness and our spirit lies in the people of the towns and cities like the ones I visit in Pennsylvania, where people work hard on their farms, in their factories and in their businesses. Pennsylvanians are capable of unimaginable successes — if only the government will step back and let them.

Sen. Pat Toomey is a Republican who represents Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.

Opinion: No Hope or Change Under Obama

The breath of fresh air was not to be - dailylocal.com

Concord Coalition: New CBO Report on Nation's Fiscal Crisis Should be Required Reading

Concord Coalition Says New CBO Report Should be Required Reading on the Campaign Trail

PA Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 30 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

PA Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 30 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

Lancaster County Hunter Exposed to Rabies by Field Dressing Deer

Hunter Exposed to Rabies by Field Dressing Deer

Groundhog Day 2 Trailer: Dem's Dilemma

January 2012 PA Slot Machine Revenue 7.4% Higher Than in 2011

January 2012 PA Slot Machine Revenue 7.4% Higher Than in 2011

Study: Many federal workers out-earn private sector

The Mercury - Study: Many federal workers out-earn private sector

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Hollywood Big Wigs Among Obama's Top Campaign Donors

Half of America can't stand Obama, but they still love him in Hollywood.

Hollywood Big Wigs Among Obama's Top Campaign Donors

Pennsylvania Revenue Gap Grows to Nearly $500M

Pennsylvania Revenue Department Releases January 2012 Collections

Pennsylvania Proposes New Asset Test Limits for Food Stamp Program

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Proposes New Asset Test Limits for SNAP

Public Can Now Watch Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Meetings Live

Public Can Now Watch Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Meetings Live

Pennsylvania DEP Seeks Information About Antique Medical Kit Containing Radium-226

Pennsylvania DEP Seeks Information About Antique Medical Kit Containing Radium-226

Poll: Obama Approval Above 50% in Just 10 States

Obama Approval Above 50% in 10 States and D.C. in 2011

A VOTERS' GUIDE TO REPUBLICANS

Report: Illegal Aliens Leaving Arizona in Response to State Immigration Enforcement Policies

New Report from FAIR Finds Illegal Aliens are Leaving Arizona in Response to State Immigration Enforcement Policies

ABC Celebrates Indiana's New Right-to-Work Bill

ABC Celebrates Indiana's New Right-to-Work Bill

Obamanomics Has Gov't Workers Happy, Others Miserable

Jobless And Debt Are Obama's Legacy - Investors.com
 
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