Monday, November 26, 2012

Obama's looming dividend tax hike

Pennsylvania lawmakers to make more than $83,800 next year

Pennsylvania lawmakers to make more than $83,800 next year

Pennsylvania Confronts $41B in Pension Deficits

Politicians make promises to labor unions in return for votes and campaign contributions, but the money to fund lifetime pensions for union retirees eventually runs out.

Watch Pennsylvania taxpayers get screwed again. It doesn't help that voters continue to return the same members of the permanent political class to Harrisburg every election.

From a report in Bloomberg by Romy Varghese:
Pennsylvania's two public pensions face a combined shortfall of $41 billion, and their costs will consume 62 percent of fiscal 2014 revenue growth, according to a report from the state budget office.
The State Employees’ Retirement System has 65 percent of assets needed to cover projected liabilities, and the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System is 69 percent funded, the report said. The plans cover 817,000 people.
Read more about the pension time bomb in Bloomberg.

All items in '12 Days of Christmas' now top $107,000

All items in '12 Days of Christmas' now top $107K (With Video) - delcotimes.com

Supreme Court revives challenge to Obamacare

Supreme Court revives challenge to President Obama's healthcare law - The Hill's Healthwatch

In one chart, here’s why taxpayers should be skeptical of more infrastructure spending

In one chart, here’s why taxpayers should be skeptical of more infrastructure spending

Nanny State - Hi-Caliber

'Giving Tuesday' to Launch Season of Generosity After Black Friday and Cyber Monday

'Giving Tuesday' to Launch Season of Generosity After Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Friday, November 16, 2012

PA State Rep. Mike Vereb Re-Elected As Republican Caucus Secretary

PA State Rep. Mike Vereb - Vereb Re-Elected As Republican Caucus Secretary

Despite $15.9 billion loss, U.S. Postal Service execs get pay raises

Despite $15.9 billion loss, U.S. Postal Service execs see boost in pay - Washington Times

Selective Rage From Obama


Petraeus tells lawmakers CIA always saw Benghazi as terrorism

Petraeus tells lawmakers CIA always saw Benghazi as terrorism - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Democrats Perfect Art of Voter Fraud

Jack Cashill, writing at American Thinker:
Worse than fraud is the process that turned nearly 20,000 black Philadelphians -- and millions of inner-city dwellers throughout the country -- into automatons.  Hope does not produce this kind of regimentation.  Fear does.  In looking at these numbers, in fact, one can begin to see how, 34 years ago this Sunday, in the jungles of Guyana, Jim Jones was able to persuade 918 of his followers, most of them poor and black, to drink their lethal Kool-Aid. Fear can do that.
Jack Cashill: Obama's Jonestowns

Karl Rove: The Lessons of Defeat for the GOP

Karl Rove: The Lessons of Defeat for the GOP - Human Events

NewsBusted 11/16/12


Mount Penn formally ends merger talks with Lower Alsace

Mount Penn formally ends merger talks with Lower Alsace

Proposed budget hikes Berks property taxes for 1st time in 8 years

Proposed budget hikes Berks property taxes for 1st time in 8 years

Jobless claims explode; media spinners blame hurricane

Jobless claims explode; media spinners blame hurricane - Conservative News

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chutzpah! Pa. Dems call for investigation into possible voter fraud

What's this? The Democratic Party, which has mastered the art of voter fraud, wants to investigate potential voter fraud in Pennsylvania. Isn't that like asking the fox to watch the hen house?

Pa. Dems call for investigation into possible voter fraud - abc27 WHTM

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pa. State Rep. Tom Quigley concedes loss to Democrat

One week after the polls closed, Republican Pennsylvania State Rep. Tom Quigley, who has represented the Pottstown/Limerick/Royersford areas of Montgomery County since 2005, has conceded in the 146th House District.

Quigley, a popular and highly-regarded state lawmaker, was upset by Democrat Mark Painter on Nov. 6. Since the margin was about 200 votes and absentee ballots were not counted, Quigley refused to concede the race.

But after absentee ballots were counted by Montgomery County officials on Friday, the gap remained about 200 votes. 

Quigley said he spoke to Painter earlier in the day in Harrisburg, where Painter was attending an orientation session for newly-elected legislators.

Quigley also issued the following statement:
In light of the completed count of all absentee ballots, it is clear that the people of the 146th District have spoken and they have elected Mark Painter as their next Representative. I saw Mark in Harrisburg today, shook hands, congratulated him and wished him well.

I would like to take this opportunity to say what a great privilege and pleasure it has been to represent the people of the 146th District. In the past eight years my staff and I have had the chance to meet and serve numerous people in our community. My district office staff; Karen, Joan and Veronika and my Harrisburg staff; Lauren, have provided outstanding service to the many people who have sought our help on numerous issues. I know I speak for them in saying that we will miss that daily interaction and the opportunity to truly make a difference in people's lives.

My district office will be closing at the end of November when my term officially ends. My staff will be contacting those with outstanding issues to direct them to the appropriate person.

Again, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the people of the 146th District for allowing me to serve as your representative.
Although he hasn't decided what he will do next, Quigley has not rule out a run for the state Legislature in 2014 to reclaim the 146th District seat.




                  

NewsBusted 11/13/12

Columnist: Obama 2.0: Back where we started

Lowman S. Henry: Obama 2.0: Back where we started

All-electronic tolls planned for Pa. turnpike

All-electronic tolls planned for Pa. turnpike

Monday, November 12, 2012

Editorial: Municipal officials look out for themselves instead of constituents

Failure of municipal merger talks a big disappointment (11/7/12)

John Hawkins: Mitt Romney Lost, Not Conservatism

Columnist: Obama under the delusion of a second-term mandate

Ruth Marcus: Mr. Obama ... don’t fall victim to the mandate delusion

Albright College International Film Series Events for November

International Film Series Events for November

Obama Wins, U.S. Loses

Moody's: Political landscape still a downgrade danger to US credit rating - The Hill's On The Money

Obama Proposed Cutting Benefits to Military Personnel

Final House Breakdown by Party: Republicans, 234; Democrats, 201

Final House tally: Republicans, 234; Democrats, 201 - Conservative News

'A Family Reunion To Die For' Coming Nov. 16-17

The Antietam School District Footlights Drama Club is proud to present a murder-mystery in dinner theater at the Mt. Penn Elementary Center cafeteria on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 with dinner at 6 PM. 

The cast of 24 Middle-Senior High School students will delight you with 'A Family Reunion To Die For'. Dinner includes being served by students and dessert at intermission. See if you can figure out who the murderer is.

Reserve your tickets soon as we only have space for 100 each night. Tickets are only $10. Where else can you get dinner and a show that inexpensively? 

For reservations or for more information, contact Mr. Schnitter at tschnitter@antietamsd.org.

Another victim of Benghazi-gate?


Robert Samuelson: It's the Welfare State, Stupid

Now that the election is over, it's OK for liberals to admit that the welfare state promoted by Barack Obama has created to control mindless Democrats will lead to the destruction of the United States.

It's the Welfare State, Stupid

No prayer for Pa. school board after threat from atheists

No prayer for board at Elanco

House Speaker John Boehner: Obama tax hikes will kill 700,000 more jobs


Thursday, November 8, 2012

'A Family Reunion To Die For' presented Nov. 16-17

The Antietam School District Footlights Drama Club is proud to present a murder-mystery in dinner theater at the Mt. Penn Elementary Center cafeteria on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 with dinner at 6 PM. 

The cast of 24 Middle-Senior High School students will delight you with 'A Family Reunion To Die For'. Dinner includes being served by students and dessert at intermission. See if you can figure out who the murderer is.

Reserve your tickets soon as we only have space for 100 each night. Tickets are only $10. Where else can you get dinner and a show that inexpensively? 

For reservations or for more information, contact Mr. Schnitter at tschnitter@antietamsd.org.

If I wanted America to fail ... I'd re-elect Barack Obama

Obama Lost Every State With Voter ID

No wonder Democrats fought so hard to overturn or delay voter ID laws in various states, including Pennsylvania. Can Democrats ever win an election without resorting to voter fraud?

Check out this post at Pat Dollard.

Also check out the original post at The American Third Position

America is two countries, not on speaking terms

Michael Barone: America is two countries, not on speaking terms - Human Events

Ann Coulter: Don't blame Romney

Ann Coulter: Don't blame Romney - Human Events

'The Framing of Joe Paterno' Mini-Movie

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NewsBusted show 11/07/12

Republicans add to Congressional majority in Pa.

If you're looking for a bit of good news from Tuesday's shellacking Republicans took in Pennsylvania, the Republicans did pick up a Congressional seat held by a Democrat and now have 13 of the state's 18 Congressional seats.

Good day for Pa. Dems, but GOP keeps control

Let's Get Back To Libya


Good day for Pa. Dems, but GOP keeps control

Good day for Pa. Dems, but GOP keeps control

Mount Penn, Lower Alsace may have to pay for merger study

You may want to ask the Democrats who control Mount Penn Borough Council why they decided to stick taxpayers with the cost of a merger study because they didn't want to wait until the study was completed.

Mount Penn, Lower Alsace may have to pay for merger study

Obama Wins, US Loses: Dow Drops 300 Points

Dow drops more than 300 points, on track for worst day of year

The brutal truth for the GOP and the conservatives: The electorate has shifted

The brutal truth for the GOP and the conservatives: The electorate has shifted | WashingtonExaminer.com

The United States of Obamastan

The United States of Obamastan

Status Quo Ante

Erickson: Status Quo Ante - Conservative News, Views & Books

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Obama: I Have A Concession Speech Ready

Obama: I Have A Concession Speech Ready « CBS DC

A silent protest in Pa. over Voter ID?

I was in line with about 10 people waiting to cast my ballot today and almost everyone in line had their driver's licenses out and handed them to the polling officials. The people manning the polls did not ask to see an ID and there were signs outside the polling site saying "No Photo ID Required" and fliers inside the polling site with the same message. But almost everyone in line was willing to show a photo ID.

My take on the matter: A silent protest by Pennsylvania residents against the Democratic Party and its media allies who fought so hard to delay the state's common-sense Voter ID law for this election.

Polls show two-thirds of Pennsylvania residents support the state's Voter ID law.

By the way, with a photo ID to see the correct spelling of the person's name, the poll workers were able to find names quicker in the voter rolls and the line moved quickly. So much for the Democrats' claims that showing an ID would delay people voting.

Join Tony Phyrillas for a live Election Day chat at 7 p.m.

Join us for a live Election Day chat at 7 p.m.

Columnist: Throngs at Romney rally could predict Tuesday's outcome in Pa.

Throngs could predict Tuesday's outcome - phillyburbs.com: J.D. Mullane

Monday, November 5, 2012

A frightening future if we don't change course

Romney winning independents 59%-35%

Romney winning independents 59%-35% | WashingtonExaminer.com

Your choice on Election Day


Voter Fraud Hotline Set Up In Pennsylvania


46 newspapers switch endorsements to Mitt Romney

Dozens of U.S. newspapers that endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008 have switched their support to Mitt Romney in 2012.

The list of 46 newspapers that switched their endorsements to Romney includes The Des Moines Register, the Orlando Sentinel, Florida’s Sun Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal, the Houston Chronicle, The Tennessean, the Los Angeles Daily News, Newsday and the New York Daily News.

Many of the newspapers have liberal leanings, but most admit they can't support Barack Obama after four years of failure and broken promises. Most also believe Mitt Romney has the only sensible approach to help restore the U.S. economy.

Read more here.

The New York Sun Endorses Romney for President

The Sun's Palm Card

America’s top military leaders support Romney


How To Report Voter Fraud

The nonpartisan watchdog group True The Vote is gearing up for Tuesday's election.

Concerned citizens are encouraged to report any incidents outside of polling locations using True the Vote’s official Election Integrity Hotline. Citizens may submit incidents over the phone by calling 855-444-6100. Descriptions and photos should be directed to freeandfair@truethevote.org. True the Vote will verify credible reports and submit those appropriate local authorities.

For more information, visit the group's website here.

2008 Libertarian Party nominee warns of 'dire necessity' to defeat Obama

2008 Libertarian Party nominee warns of 'dire necessity' to defeat Obama - Conservative News

Obama’s Army of Illegal Election Workers

Obama’s Army of Illegal Election Workers

5 Reasons To Vote For Mitt Romney


Rudy Giuliani: Obama's Katrina

Rudy Giuliani: FEMA as bad as in Katrina - Katie Glueck - POLITICO.com

Join Tony Phyrillas for a live chat on Election Day

Join us for a live chat on Election Day

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Report: 74% of doctors will quit or reduce practice under Obamacare

Romney supporters come out in droves to see the candidate speak

Romney supporters come out in droves to see the candidate speak - phillyburbs.com: Courier Times: election, romney, obama, lower makefield, shady brook farm

Johnstown, Pa., newspaper endorses Romney for President

The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, Pa., endorses Mitt Romney for President, saying:  Romney can right listing ship; United States has foundered under Obama.

Romney can right listing ship

Johnstown, Pa., newspaper endorses Romney for President

The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, Pa. endorses Mitt Romney for President, saying:  Romney can right listing ship; United States has foundered under Obama.

Romney can right listing ship

Panic: Bill Clinton to Pennsylvania for four rallies on Monday

A new poll of Pennsylvania voters released Sunday shows Romney tied with Obama in Pennsylvania and a huge crowd attended a Romney rally in suburban Philadelphia.

With the Keystone State set to give Mitt Romney a win on Tuesday, the Obama campaign is turning to Bill Clinton to try to save Obama one last time. Too little, too late?
 
Panic: Clinton to Pennsylvania for four rallies on Monday - Human Events

Uncle Mitt Needs Your Vote


Huge crowd greets Romney in Pennsylvania visit

Frozen crowd upwards of 20,000 heats up for Romney - phillyburbs.com: Local Politics

America Needs A Leader


New York Daily News Endorses Mitt Romney


The ultra-liberal New York Daily News becomes the fourth New York City newspaper to endorse Mitt Romney for president. (Only the New York Times held out. Surprise, surprise).

From the New York Daily News:

The presidential imperative of the times is to energize the economy and get deficits under control to empower the working and middle classes to again enjoy the fruits of an ascendant America.

So The News is compelled to stand with Romney.

Read the full endorsement editorial at the newspaper's website.

Democrats For Romney: Clear Eyes, Full Hearts


Newsday Endorses Mitt Romney

Another major newspaper that backed Barack Obama in 2008, has endorsement for Mitt Romney.

Newsday says: Had Barack Obama done the job of president with the same passion and vision he displayed in seeking it, he would likely deserve another term. He did not.

Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website.

Democrat Gigi Georges, former Hillary Clinton aide, backs Romney

Former Hillary aide backs Romney

Former NY Democratic Party Official Supports Mitt Romney

Former Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party Comes Out for Mitt Romney

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Obama in panic over Pa., calls in Bill Clinton for help

The Obama camp is so worried about losing Pennsylvania to a surging Mitt Romney that they've called in their only big gun - Bill Clinton - to try to salvage Obama's sinking re-election campaign. Clinton will attend four Obama-Biden rallies across Pennsylvania on Monday. Too little, too late?

Obama in panic over Pa., calls in Bill Clinton for help

Newspaper: Bob Casey Jr. has not done much for Pennsylvania

For U.S. Senate, none of the above - phillyburbs.com

Rudy Giuliani Calls For Obama's Resignation Over Libya Cover-Up

U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses Republican Tom Smith for US Senate and urges Pennsylvania voters to reject anti-business incumbent Bob Casey Jr.


Mitt Romney Delivers Weekly GOP Address

Top 10 reasons to vote for Romney

Top 10 reasons to vote for Romney - Human Events

Investor's Business Daily Endorses Romney For President

Investor's Business Daily, one of the nation's leading business publications, has endorsed Mitt Romney for president, saying Gov. Romney offers the leadership this country desperately needs afour four disappointing years under Barack Obama.

From the newspaper's endorsement editorial:
Because we have a president bent on radically changing America in ways few of us want, Tuesday's vote will be the most important most of us will ever cast. Fortunately, a challenger has stepped forward with the experience, capabilities and character to save the country at this time of peril.

The nation needs a president who understands how business works; enter Romney of Bain Capital. It needs someone who knows how to turn around a failing enterprise; enter Romney of the Olympics. It needs someone who can work across party lines to get things done; enter Romney the Republican governor of Massachusetts.

Of course, it's a big jump from Boston and Salt Lake to gridlocked Washington, or from private equity to the broken global economy. There's never anything quite as big as the presidency. But Romney is as ready as anyone could be. And if we've learned anything about him by now, it's that he has a way of rising to the occasion.
Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website.

Lifelong Democrat 'proudly voting' for Mitt Romney

Why I’m switching to Romney this election | Opinion | Jewish Journal

Clint Eastwood Slams Obama on Benghazi


Salena Zito: Yes, Pennsylvania Really Is Up for Grabs

Yes, Pennsylvania Really Is Up for Grabs

30,000 Attend Romney Rally in Ohio

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Kick Off Final Weekend With Largest Rally to Date in Ohio - ABC News

Friday, November 2, 2012

Obama's war on coal takes toll on jobs in Ohio, Pa.

As Romney pushes for Pa. and Ohio, mining industry loses jobs | WashingtonExaminer.com

Put An Ending To Obama Spending


Michael Barone predicts Romney victory on Tuesday

Barone: Going out on a limb: Romney beats Obama, handily | WashingtonExaminer.com

Newspapers Across U.S. Switching Endorsements From Obama to Romney

Newspapers Across the Land Switching From Obama to Romney: The Last Resistance

Another lousy jobs report under Obama

Is this as good as it gets? | October's dismal 'New Normal' jobs report

How to help those affected most by Hurricane Sandy

How to help those affected most by Hurricane Sandy

Liberal Pa. newspaper wants answers on Libya

EDITORIAL: What exactly happened in Libya, Mr. President? - delcotimes.com

Meehan, Badey trade jabs in 7th District Congressional Dist. debate

Meehan and Badey trade jabs in 7th District debate (With Video) - delcotimes.com

What Kind of America Are You Leaving Me?


Romney to visit SE Pennsylvania on Sunday


You’re Invited to a Victory Event with
Mitt Romney
& the Republican Team!

Sunday, November 4th, 2012
Doors Open 2:30 PM | Event Begins 5:30 PM

Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road in Morrisville, PA 19067

All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted.

For questions, contact us at: TeamPA@mittromney.com | (717) 746-8098
For Important Campaign Updates: Text (PA) to GOMITT (466488)

Jobless rate rises to 7.9 percent in October

Economy adds 171K jobs; rate rises to 7.9 percent in October - The Hill's On The Money

Radios, fuel, benefits drive Central Berks Regional Police budget increase

Radios, fuel, benefits drive Central Berks Regional Police budget increase

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Iowa Newspapers Agree

Gov. Tom Corbett visits Montgomery County emergency center

Gov. Tom Corbett visits Montgomery County emergency center

Deadline extended for completed Pa. absentee ballots

Deadline extended for completed absentee ballots

Romney will campaign in Pennsylvania Sunday

Might be time for Obama to panic. If he loses Pennsylvania, it will be a landslide for Romney.

Romney will campaign in Pennsylvania Sunday - The Hill's Ballot Box

Benghazi cable outlines deteriorating security situation leading up to Sept. 11

Benghazi cable outlines deteriorating security situation leading up to Sept. 11 | Human Events

John Fund: Voter fraud is no myth -- more common than you think

Voter fraud is no myth -- it's more common than you think - Conservative News

Secretary Of Business

Tagg Romney visits Paoli Victory Office to thank volunteers

Tagg Romney visits Paoli Victory Office to thank volunteers - Main Line Suburban Life - Main Line Media News

Visiting school principal from China arrives at Mount Penn Elementary

Visiting school principal from China arrives at Mount Penn Elementary

Byron York: Romney, not Obama, shows concern for nation’s poor

Byron York: Romney, not Obama, shows concern for nation’s poor

Pa. newspaper endorses Republican Tom Smith for U.S. Senate

Tom Smith for U.S. Senate; let's change the status quo

Dick Morris: Here comes the Romney landslide

Opinion: Here comes the landslide - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com