Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dems want more money spent to clear up voter ID confusion in Pa.

Pennsylvania Democrats don't seem to have much faith in the low-information voters who make up their party. They want to spend more taxpayer money to tell Democrats they don't have to show voter ID at the polls.

Dems want more money spent to clear up voter ID confusion in Pa.

Why Bob Woodward's Fight With The White House Matters to You

Why Bob Woodward's Fight With The White House Matters to You - NationalJournal.com

Obama Admits Spending Problem


Bob Woodward claims White House threatened him

I recall another president threatening Bob Woodward. It didn't work out so well for the Nixon White House, either. I applaud Mr. Woodward for taking on the state-run media who believe their job is to protect Barack Obama's imperial pesidency.

Woodward claims White House threatened him - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bob Woodward: Obama moving the goal posts on sequester deal

Bob Woodward, whose latest book, "The Price of Politics," examines the 2011 negotiations between President Obama and Speaker John Boehner on a "grand bargain" to cut the deficit, reform the tax code and curtail entitlements, exposes Barack Obama's treacherous and deceitful motives as the deadline for the sequester that Obama himself imposed approaches:
So when the president asks that a substitute for the sequester include not just spending cuts but also new revenue, he is moving the goal posts. His call for a balanced approach is reasonable, and he makes a strong case that those in the top income brackets could and should pay more. But that was not the deal he made.
Bob Woodward: Obama moving the goal posts on sequester deal

Rep. Joe Pitts: Despite record deficits, Obama keeps promising free lunch

Rep. Joe Pitts: Despite record deficits, Obama keeps promising free lunch

Bob Woodward: Sequestration was Obama's idea from the start

Bob Woodward tells the story of sequestration | Human Events

Debunker: President Says Deficit Was Cut by $2.5 Trillion. Really?

Debunker: President Says Deficit Was Cut by $2.5 Trillion. Really?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rep. Allyson Schwartz earns 'F' for economic freedom

When it comes to economic freedom, two Pennsylvania members of Congress earned "F" grades in the latest report card issued by Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania.

Reps. Chaka Fattah and Allyson Schwartz, both Philadelphia-area Democratic members of Congress, received failing grades from the group.

Both are career politicians in predominantly Democratic districts. Both have supported Barack Obama's failed economic policies over the past four years and both cast yes votes for Obamacare.

Schwartz is planning to run for Pennsylvania governor in 2014 despite being pro-abotion and  anti-Second Amendment ... and having voted for every tax increase proposed by the Obama administration.

AFP has also launched an interactive online version of its congressional key vote scorecard, which includes AFP key votes from the past three congresses and will be the scorecard’s online home moving forward.  AFP ranks members of Congress on their votes for economic freedom. 

AFP’s new scorecard website is online at: http://www.americansforprosperity.org/scorecard.

Simplifying Government: Pennsylvania's Pension System

Delusional Obama Added $6T to Debt, Claims He Cut Deficit $2.5T

Having Added Record $5.9T to Debt, Obama Claims He's Cut Deficit $2.5T | CNS News

Law enforcement backs Carmody for Chester County judge

Carmody receives endorsements for judgeship

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

30 Major News Organizations Linked to George Soros

Over 30 Major News Organizations Linked to George Soros | Media Research Center

Debate co-chair: 'Mistake' to have Candy Crowley moderate presidential debate

Debate co-chair: 'Mistake' to have Candy Crowley moderate presidential debate

Debate co-chair: 'Mistake' to have Candy Crowley moderate presidential debate

Debate co-chair: 'Mistake' to have Candy Crowley moderate presidential debate

Sen. Schwank: Survey results support municipal police coverage

Sen. Schwank: Survey results support municipal police coverage - bctv.org - News for Berks County and Reading, Pa: Government

What we learned at the Sierra Club protest in Washington D.C.

Media notices that Obama is very good at manipulating them

When liberals start writing stories "Obama, the Puppet Master," you know the slobbering love affair between the MSM and Obama is on the ropes.

Media notices that Obama is very good at manipulating them | Human Events

New Pennsylvania AG Kane Shuts Off Reporters At First Big Press Event

New Pennsylvania AG Shuts Off Reporters At First Big Press Event « CBS Philly

Money chase by Obama circle ripe for corruption, say government watchdogs

Money chase by Obama circle ripe for corruption, say government watchdogs - The Hill

State Sen. Bob Mensch: Pa. faces public pension crisis

Democrats and their union allies are trying to block pension reform in Pennsylvania even though the pension funds for state workers and teachers are $41 billion in the red. The Democrats' plan of ignoring the problem hasn't worked out too well so far.

State Sen. Bob Mensch: Pa. faces public pension crisis

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pa. voter ID law won’t be enforced in May primary

All of this could have been avoided had Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille not sided with 3 Democrats on the court to block the Voter ID law. Castille faces a retention vote this year. VOTE NO!

Pa. voter ID law won’t be enforced in May primary

Report: Pa. criminals owe $2.2 billion to victims, state, courts

Report: Pa. criminals owe $2.2 billion to victims, state, courts

Priorities: Obama says he'd get rid of the penny

We have 25 million Americans looking for work, we have a $16 trillion national debt, we had no economic growth for the last quarter of 2012, we have U.S. troops engage in combat in a half-dozen countries, we have a national takeover of health care that will hurt millions ... and what is Obama talking about? Let's get rid of the penny. This is what you get when low-information voters go the polls.

Making cents: Obama says he'd get rid of the penny

25 things the MSM refuses to discuss

25 things the MSM refuses to discuss | RedState

Obama Re-Nominates Unconstitutional 'Recess' Appointees to the NLRB

Audacity of a Provocateur: Obama Re-Nominates Unconstitutional ‘Recess’ Appointees to the NLRB | RedState

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Blame It On Global Warming


Rep. J. Randy Forbes: America's new government-imposed religion

Welcome to Obama's vision of America:
The tide has turned, and we have begun to see the emergence of a state-created orthodoxy. It deems support for traditional marriage unacceptable. It discredits those who believe that life begins at conception. It disfavors their faith — held for centuries by their predecessors — and creates a regulatory framework to prevent them from fully participating in the public square.
When the government says, “You can believe whatever you want, but you will be penalized if you exercise those beliefs,” we have entered dangerous territory. We cannot allow a religious litmus test to determine who may participate in American life. We must defend the Constitution not only in form, but also in effect.
That is how Va. Congressman Randy Forbes sees Obama's war against people of faith. The the rest of this powerful op-ed in The Washington Times: 

FORBES: America's new government-imposed religion - Washington Times

Todd Starnes: Welcoming illegals into the People's House

Todd Starnes: Welcoming illegals into the People's House - Human Events

Toomey: Reject Hagel for Defense Secretary

Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is the latest lawmaker to openly criticize controversial Obama Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel, saying he will oppose Hagel's confirmation.

Pat Toomey issued the following statement on Thursday:
"I appreciate and respect Sen. Hagel’s service to our country – both as an Army noncommissioned officer in Vietnam and as a member of Congress.  Nevertheless, I have deep concerns about Sen. Hagel’s attitude toward our national security relationship with Israel, and his approach toward dealing with Iran and various terrorist organizations including Hezbollah. Also, his poor performance during the Senate confirmation hearings and lack of transparency in providing information to the Armed Services Committee raise serious questions about Sen. Hagel’s ability to manage the Pentagon."
"I met with Sen. Hagel in my office and closely watched his responses to my colleagues on the Armed Services Committee.  Specifically, I've sought explanations regarding his opposition to Iran sanctions and his statements regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  His remarks seem inconsistent to me and are troubling. His earlier positions on Iran were inconsistent with administration policy, and I am troubled by what appears to be a nomination conversion on this and other issues."

"The president deserves considerable latitude on appointing members of his cabinet and I have typically supported those nominees including those with whom I have significant policy disagreements.  But Sen. Hagel's shifting positions, questionable performance during the Senate confirmation process and disturbing record on some of the most important national security issues of the day concern me."

"In light of these concerns, I will not vote to move to his nomination forward."

What recovery?

Puzder: What recovery? - Human Events

Friday, February 8, 2013

Conservative Dr. Ben Carson speech upstages Obama at prayer breakfast

Conservative Dr. Ben Carson speech upstages Obama at prayer breakfast - Washington Times

Dr. Benjamin Carson's Amazing Speech Directed at Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast

Must-see video: Dr. Ben Carson schools Obama on debt, tax reform

Report: Obama to cut U.S. nuclear arsenal by one-third

Now that Obama has made the world so much safer, and is safely re-elected to a second term, he can show some flexibility to our many friends across the globe (Iran, North Korea, Russia) and reduce the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Heckavu job, Barack.

Report: White House set to cut nuclear arsenal by one-third - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Video: So God Made A Liberal...

Montco D.A. Ferman to donate raise to charity

Kudos to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, who will donate three years of pay raises the state neglected to send her because of bureaucratic snafu to charity. A good example other elected officials should follow.

Montco D.A. to donate raise to charity

Sen. Rand Paul: Trust but verify on immigration reform

Sen. Rand Paul: Trust but verify on immigration reform - Washington Times

Obamacare Snake Oil


Pa. blocks online gun permits

Pennsylvania's new Democratic attorney general isn't wasting any time kowtowing to the liberal agenda of big-city mayors like Philadelphia's Michael Nutter.

Pa. blocks online gun permits

Nathan A. Benefield: Lawmakers must protect taxpayers' interests

Nathan A. Benefield: Lawmakers must protect taxpayers' interests

Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

Congressman Pat Meehan: Cyber attacks a growing threat to U.S.

Congressman Pat Meehan: Cyber attacks a growing threat to U.S.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

'Obama AWOL when Americans killed'

How many different stories has the Obama administration told about the Benghazi massacre?

'Obama AWOL when Americans killed'

Grover Norquist: Reagan vs. Obama: The record

Grover Norquist: Reagan vs. Obama: The record - Human Events

Crossroads ad mocks Ashley Judd as ‘radical Hollywood liberal’

Living the good life off of government benefits

Welcome to Barack Obama's America. Why work when you can live well off of government handouts?

Reporter Chris Papst of a local CBS affiliate in Pennsylvania recently did this scathing report on the massive growth of government assistance:
Our family would be eligible for $14,976 in free day care, another $13,400 for Head Start and Early Head Start, $7,148 in housing vouchers, $6,500 for weatherization projects, $400 to pay heating bills, $480 a year for a cell phone, with an extra $230 for a land line, and $182 in free legal advice.

The family would get more than $6,028 in food assistance and another $6,045 in medical assistance. The mother is eligible for $5,500 in Pell Grants for school with an additional $12,000 for the Education Opportunity Grant; SMART Grant; and TEACH Grant.

Our family would also get $6,800 in tax credits, and $1,900 in withholding would be returned.

Add it up and this family can get $81,589 in free assistance.

“This isn’t the American dream,” commented Matt Brouillette of the Commonwealth Foundation.

Matt Brouillette is with the Commonwealth Foundation, a government watchdog group which emphasizes a safety net, not a safety hammock.
Living the good life off of government benefits

Friday, February 1, 2013

Gov. Corbett ends 2012 with $3.5 million war chest

His term doesn't end until 2014, but Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett already has a big advantage over any potential Democratic challengers. Corbett is sitting on a $3.5 million war chest and hasn't really started fundraising yet for a possible second term.

Gov. Corbett ends 2012 with $3.5 million war chest

Romney campaign donated $90K to Red Cross after election

And how much did Obama or Biden donate? Zilch. Nada. Zero. Zippo. Thanks again all you Obama Zombies for four more years of failure.

Romney campaign donated $90K to Red Cross after election - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Obama retreats on birth control mandate

Obama retreats on birth control mandate for faith groups

Obama Admin advice for confronting mass shooters: Scissors

The Obama administration has some helpful advice in case a gunman enters your place of employment or a public building: Arm yourself with scissors. Thanks again all you low-information voters for re-electing this dunce.

DHS advice for confronting mass shooters: Scissors

Fair and Balanced?


Thorns to Pa. state pension official for raise

From the editorial page of The Pottstown Mercury:
THORNS to the State Employees Retirement System board for giving a substantial raise to the chief investment officer at a time when the pension system has put local and state finances in jeopardy. The SERS board recently awarded CIO Anthony Clark a $20,001 increase, from $250,016 to $270,017, while the state is facing an unfunded pension liability of $41 billion. State treasurer Rob McCord, who is a member of the board, revealed the raise in a press release in which he announced his objection to it. “At a time when the state is struggling to find a way to meet its future obligations to retirees, this is a bad decision on both a symbolic and a financial level,” McCord said. We couldn’t agree more. 
Roses to Natural Lands Trust; thorns to state pension official for raise

U.S. jobless rate rises again to 7.9%

U.S. jobless rate rises again to 7.9%