Friday, March 29, 2013

Former Abortion Biz Founder Allyson Schwartz Running for Governor in Pennsylvania

You can't get more pro-abortion than this far-left Pennsylvania Democrat, who is planning to run for governor of Pennsylvania in 2014. What is going to promise? Free abortions for everyone! Talk about a one-issue candidate.

Former Abortion Biz Founder Running for Governor in Pennsylvania

Jobless claims rise. More than 5 million on unemployment rolls.

Next time Obama talks about a recovery, somebody should throw a shoe at him. More than 5.4 million Americans are collecting unemployment checks and more than 10 million have given up looking for work while the Obama Recession continues.

Jobless claims rise. More than 5 million on unemployment rolls.

Food stamp president: Enrollment up 70% under Obama

Food stamp president: Enrollment up 70 percent under Obama - Washington Times

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Add Your ‘Two Cents’ to Property Tax Independence Debate

PA State Rep. Jim Cox - Add Your ‘Two Cents’ to Property Tax Independence Debate

PA Ranks 31 in 'Freedom in the 50 States' Report Card


47.8 Million Americans on Food Stamps

47.8 Million Americans on Food Stamps

Mysterious website targets Bruce Castor

Politics is a contact sport.

Somebody has launched a website critical of Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr., who has been making noise about challenging incumbent Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Mysterious website targets Castor

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama misled public on costs of health care plan

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama misled public on costs of health care plan

The Obama Recovery That Never Happened

US median annual income falls 1.1% in February, down 6% since the start of the recovery

Obamacare Funnels $75 Million to Planned Parenthood to Push Sex on Kids

Obamacare Funnels $75 Million to Planned Parenthood to Push Sex on Kids

Obamacare will raise health claims cost up to 80% in some states

Study: Obamacare will raise health claims cost up to 80% in some states

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Elimination of Pa. property taxes would also help renters

Property tax issue omitted from story (3/26/13)

Central Berks Regional Police officers honored for outstanding service

Central Berks officers honored for outstanding service

Victims of Government


Hellenic American Leadership Council Exposes Turkish Lies

Erdogan lied to you Mr. President | Hellenic American Leadership Council

Jim Carrey really is dumb ... and dumber


American Hellenic Institute Disappointed in Obama's Recent Actions

AHI Disappointed in Obama Administration's Recent Actions regarding Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean

Study: Obama health overhaul to raise claims cost 32%

REALITY CHECK FOR ALL LOW-INFORMATION OBAMA VOTERS: New report predicts massive increases in health care premiums under Obamacare: From The Associated Press: The disparities are striking. By 2017, the estimated increase would be 62 percent for California, about 80 percent for Ohio, more than 20 percent for Florida and 67 percent for Maryland.

Study: Obama health overhaul to raise claims cost 32%

Is the border secure? Obama has no idea

Is the border secure? This administration has no idea | Human Events

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Weekly GOP Address: Dems Seek $1.5T in New Taxes


Catch 'Hairspray' Sunday, March 24, in Mount Penn, PA


A fantastic production of "Hairspray" this weekend by Antietam Musical Productions featuring the students of the Antietam Middle/Senior High School. Pictured is Kat Krohn as Amber Von Tussle and James Phyrillas as Harriman F. Spritzer. Tickets ($10) are still available for the 2 p.m. Sunday show at Mount Penn Primary Center, 201 N. 25th St., Mount Penn, PA 19606.

Unions and Congress choke on ObamaCare

John Hayward: Unions and Congress choke on ObamaCare | Human Events

Friday, March 22, 2013

Election 2012 Autopsy


Will US rise up against socialist tyranny?


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Pew: Obama Job Approval Drops 8 Points

Pew: Obama Job Approval Drops 8 Points

Three Years Later, Obamacare Is Even Less Popular

Three Years Later, Obamacare Is Even Less Popular

Exhibit A: Why Pa. should not legalize marijuana

Daylin Leach, a far-left state lawmaker in Pennsylvania, has introduced a bill to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Pennsylvania. He doesn't see any harm to making pot available to more people and taxing it so the state could spend more money. In today's edition of The Pottstown Mercury, you can read about an 18-year-old driver under the influence of marijuana who struck and killed a 40-year--old mother of two while she was was jogging in Limerick, Pa. This case, Sen. Leach, is reason enough why your bill to legalize pot use should never see the light of day.

Montco D.A.: Teen was texting, DUI when he hit Limerick jogger

Amid oil boom, ethanol helps inflate gasoline prices

Government-subsidies to divert corn for use as a gasoline additive not only drive up the price of gas, but also hit consumers at the grocery store because a shortage of corn drives up food prices.

Amid oil boom, ethanol helps inflate gasoline prices

Lawless Left Targets Pennsylvania Voter ID Laws

Lawless Left Targets Pennsylvania Voter ID Laws

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Poll: 71% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Allowing Voter Registration

71% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Allowing Voter Registration - Rasmussen Reports™

AHI Tells Congress Turkey Must Remove Troops From Cyprus

AHI Submits Testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee on FY2014 Foreign Aid to Southeastern Europe, Eastern Mediterranean

The Obama Wonka Crisis Factory


Gov. Corbett to speak at 2013 PA Leadership Conference

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will address the 2013 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference during the event's Liberty Dinner on Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill, PA.
Gov. Corbett will become the first sitting governor to speak at the conference in the 24-year history of the Keystone State's largest gathering of conservatives.
Corbett joins Steve Hayes of Fox News/The Weekly Standard, pollster/commentator Scott Rasmussen, Fox News Contributor Deneen Borelli, FrackNation producer Ann McElhinney, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, political analyst John Gizzi, Congressman Scott Perry, Congressman Keith Rothfus, and John Fund of National Review as announced speakers for the two-day event.
This year's conference will be held on April 19-20, 2013.
Panel topics include session on Broadening the Conservative Coalition, Unleashing the Economic Potential of Penn's Woods, Freedom to Work, and a State IssuesRoundtable. There will also be three workshop sessions focusing on Using Social Media; The 10th Amendment and States' Rights and Citizen Lobbying.
Registration for the 2013 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org

Sequester another manufactured crisis by Obama for political gain

Byron York: Obama still playing sequester games

ObamaCare's Free Preventive Services Aren't Free

ObamaCare's Free Preventive Services Aren't Free

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cyprus to raid private bank deposits on orders from European Union

Cyprus to raid private bank deposits, on orders from European Union. | RedState

Leadership ability was Anthony Garipoli's chief attribute

Leadership ability was Garipoli's chief attribute

Diana West: Why does Obama need 1.6 billion bullets?

Why isn't the lapdog liberal media asking any questions?

From Diana West's lastest column on the Obama administration stockpiling massive amounts of ammunition:
Commentators who have done the math tell us the feds’ ammo dump includes enough bullets to fight the war in Iraq for 27 years, or enough bullets to shoot every American citizen five times over.
Diana West: Why does Obama need 1.6 billion bullets?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Berks couple behind ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ script excited about film’s premiere


Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger, who have ties to Berks County, wrote the screenplay for action-thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," which opens in theaters March. 22

Berks couple behind 'Olympus Has Fallen' script excited about film's premiere

Greek unemployment reaches record 26%

We're halfway there ... and if Obama gets his way, we'll pass Greece in no time.

Greek unemployment reaches record 26%

Toomey to CPAC: Still haunted by 2012 presidential campaign

Sen. Pat Toomey is not alone. Most Americans are haunted by the inexplicable re-election of a failed president.

Toomey to CPAC: Still haunted by 2012 presidential campaign

Obama official admits thousands of illegals released from jails

Obama administration acknowledges thousands of illegals released from jails

Allen West: Liberals Fear Black Conservatives


Inside Obama'a America: Record 1 in 3 U.S. counties are dying, says Census

Census: Record 1 in 3 U.S. counties are dying

Expert: Obamacare set to 'implode'

The high costs and exploding bureaucracy that Americans will face starting in 2014 will lead most to revolt against the government takeover of health care, predicts Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute and one of the leading policy-based critics of Obamacare.

Expert: Obamacare set to 'implode'

Obama: It was Bush's fault I closed the White House for tours

Obama tries to spin White House tour shutdown, makes it worse | Human Events

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Effect of sequester called minimal

Effect of sequester called minimal at Berks County Area Agency on Aging event

2 Berks lawmakers' bills would eliminate most school taxes

2 Berks lawmakers' bills would eliminate most school taxes

'Hairspray' coming to Mount Penn, PA, March 22-24

This year's Antietam Middle-Senior High School musical, "Hairspray," will be performed March 22-23-24 at the Mount Penn Primary Center, 201 N. 25th St., Mt. Penn, PA. "Hairspray" tickets are on sale now in the Middle-Senior High School main lobby each day after school from 3-4 PM. (You can see updated seating charts and choose the seats you would like.) All tickets are $10 and are reserved seating. The school expects to break all attendance records, so tickets will most likely not be available at the door for the performances Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at 7 PM and Sunday, March 24, at 2 PM. This is the first time a Berks County school is staging "Hairspray" so be part of history by buying your tickets now. For more information, call the school at 610-779-3545.

What if the National Debt was Your Debt?


Sen. Mike Lee: Obamacare bans 98 percent of individual insurance plans

Sen. Mike Lee: Obamacare bans 98 percent of individual insurance plans | WashingtonExaminer.com

Insurers warn of Obamacare-induced sticker shock

How do you provide free health care to 30 million people? Bill the rest of us for it. That's appears to be the secret to Obamacare.

From The Associated Press:
The nation’s big health insurers say they expect premiums — or the cost for insurance coverage — to rise from 20 to 100 percent for millions of people due to changes that will occur when key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) roll out in January 2014. 
Insurers warn of Obamacare-induced sticker shock

Obama's own words expose his own hypocrisy on debt

Why are liberals such hypocrites? Debt mattered while George W. Bush was president, but Obama piles on another $6 trillion debt, and it's no longer a concern? How stupid do you have to be to continue to believe Obama's lies?

David Harsanyi: In 2006, Obama explained why debt matters. Here's the speech:

GOP calls on Obama to end pricey vacations until White House tours resume

GOP calls on Obama to end pricey vacations until White House tours resume - The Hill's Floor Action

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

'Hating Breitbart' Trailer


$2.2 Billion Spent on 'Free' Obama Phones

Congressman Tim Griffin reports that 41% of the people who received those "free" Obama phones did not meet the low-income eligibility. And many of the people receiving the phones are deceased, according to Rep. Griffin. The program costs $2.2 billion.Talk about waste and fraud in the federal government.

In The News | Congressman Tim Griffin

Top 10 gun-toting American politicians

Top 10 gun-toting American politicians - Human Events

Cox, Argall Unveil PA Property Tax Independence Act

Joined by a bipartisan coalition of state legislators in Harrisburg Tuesday, state Rep. Jim Cox (R-129) and state Sen. David G. Argall (R-29) unveiled the Property Tax Independence Act, a proposal to completely replace school district property taxes.

PA State Rep. Jim Cox - Cox, Argall and Others Unveil Property Tax Independence Act

Obama's (Un)Balanced Approach


Living Large in the Obama White House

Analysis: Living Large in the Obama White House

Ohio poll worker indicted for voting for Obama six times

Cincinnati poll worker indicted for voting for Obama six times | Human Events

Ryan budget slashes spending by $5.7T to reach 10-year balance

Ryan budget slashes spending by $5.7T to reach 10-year balance - The Hill's On The Money

Survey: Vast Majority of Americans Mistrust the Government

Pew: For Every 10 Americans, Only 3 Trust The Government « CBS DC

Friday, March 8, 2013

Federal workers owe $3.5 billion in back taxes

The divide between the taxpayers and the political class continues to grow.

Under the Obama Administration, more and more government workers feel they don't have to pay their "fair share" of taxes.

Nearly 312,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in back taxes as of Sept. 30, 2011, according to the IRS. The year before, about 279,000 workers and retirees owed $3.4 billion, the agency reports.

Federal workers owe $3.5 billion in back taxes

Real unemployment rate for February is 14.3%

James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute throws some cold water on the release of the February unemployment numbers. Pethokoukis notes that the broader U-6 unemployment rate, which is a more accurate way of measuring the nation's work force, stands at 14.3% unemployment.

James Pethokoukis: To praise the February jobs report is to embrace the New Normal economy

Two Different Worlds


Liberals in Denial About Obamacare’s Impact on the Deficit

The easiest way to make a dent in the national debt and to eliminate those "sequester" cuts is to pull the plug on Obamacare.

Liberals in Denial About Obamacare’s Impact on the Deficit | RedState

Disturbing News In Latest Jobs Report

The workforce participation rate, the percentage of the working-age population that is actually working, is only 63.5 percent in the latest government unemployment report. At the start of the recession it was 66 percent. In other words, millions of people have dropped out of the labor force. If they had not, the unemployment rate would be over 10 percent.

The Jobs Report

States balk at $15B Obama healthcare 'tax'

States balk at $15B Obama healthcare 'tax' - The Hill's RegWatch

Newspaper: Thorns to Obama for petty move of canceling White House tours


From the editorial page of The Pottstown Mercury:
THORNS to President Obama for announcing this week that he is closing the White House to public tours because of the sequestration. This is a petty and thinly-veiled strategy by Obama to put pressure on members of Congress, who arrange the popular tours of the White House for their constituents. Obama didn't get what he wanted in negotiations with Congress over spending cuts and tax hikes, so he's resorted to punishing school children and other tourists visiting Washington, D.C., in the coming months. "Due to staffing reductions resulting from the sequester, we regret to inform you that White House tours are canceled effective Saturday, March 9, until further notice," the administration informed House and Senate offices. "We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular spring touring season." There's plenty of government spending to be cut in Washington, but shuttering the doors of the White House to the American people should not be on that list. Reports that the tours are run by volunteers and the cost of having extra security is minimal reinforce suspicion that Obama canceled the tours out of spite. It's another example of Obama's unpresidential behavior when he doesn't get his way.
Roses to Albert Boscov, a retailing and community legend

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fed: Obama's health law leading to layoffs

Fed: Obama's health law leading to layoffs - The Hill's Healthwatch

Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley seeks to rally GOP faithful in Berks County

Lt. governor seeks to rally GOP faithful in Berks

Led by Democrats, Senate panel OKs bill curbing gun purchases

It begins. The Obama/Congressional Democrats campaign to disarm law-abiding Americans kicks off today with the Senate Judiciary Committee voting 11-7 to approve a gun control measure. All the 'yes' votes were cast by Democrats. RINO Charles Grassley of Iowa was the only Republican to vote in favor of the bill.

Led by Democrats, Senate panel OKs bill curbing gun purchases

U.S. consumer debt up $16.2 billion in January

Following Obama's lead on piling up massive debt, US consumer borrowing rose $16.2 billion in January to a total of $2.8 trillion. Here's a frightening fact: One-third of the United State's $17 trillion national debt has been accumulated during the Obama Administration.

U.S. consumer debt up $16.2 billion in January

The Rand Paul Filibuster: A Point Not to be Missed

The Rand Paul Filibuster: A Point Not to be Missed | RedState

House Dem admits Obama overstated sequester damage

House Dem says Obama administration 'at times' overstated sequester damage - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Poll: Obama approval plummets, most see U.S. on 'wrong track'

Poll: Obama approval plummets, most see U.S. on 'wrong track' | WashingtonExaminer.com

6 Obama sequester claims shot down by fact checkers

6 Obama administration sequester claims shot down by fact checkers

The Wolf Who Cried Wolf


Hour 6: Rand Paul filibusters Brennan nomination for CIA director

Hour 6: Rand Paul filibusters Brennan nomination for CIA director - Washington Times

Is Obama Planning Military Actions Against American People?

A frightening editorial in Investor's Business Daily about the Obama Administration stockpiling weapons and ammunition for possible action against the American people.

What possible use would Obama have for spending billions of dollars to create a para-military force within the Department of Homeland Security? A military takeover by a man who insists he's not a dictator?

From the editorial:
In addition to stockpiling over a billion bullets and thousands of semiautomatic weapons the feds would deny U.S. citizens, the vehicle of choice for fighting the counterinsurgency war in Iraq is appearing on U.S. streets.

So the question is what does DHS need 1.6 billion bullets, 7,000 Ar-15s and 2,700 armored vehicles for?

What are they anticipating or planning for, and why are few in the media and Congress asking about it, particularly in the light of daily apocalyptic bleats from the administration about sequestration cuts?
Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website.

Editorial: Pa. Gov. Corbett, Lt. Gov. Cawley showing leadership

This governor and lieutenant governor really are a tandem - SunGazette.com - Williamsport-Sun Gazette

Bill O'Reilly Blows Up at Obama Puppet Alan Colmes.

National Debt - Accountability

Obama to minions: Make the sequester hurt the American people

Memo from Washington to bureaucrats: Make the sequester hurt | Human Events

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Newspaper: Democratic PA AG Kane putting party politics over state

 Excellent editorial in The Altoona Mirror about Pennsylvania's new Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who continues to push her partisan agenda instead of representing the best interests of Pennsylvania residents:

From the editorial:
If Kane declines to defend the voter ID law, that job would fall to the governor's Office of General Counsel.

Given Kane's ambivalence on the law, perhaps the Office of General Counsel would present a stronger defense of the measure.

But that also would show just how partisan Kane is in her job, and that will only result in a further lack of confidence that she is putting Pennsylvania's needs above her party's.
AG Kathleen Kane putting party over state - AltoonaMirror.com - Altoona, PA

Newspaper: Democratic PA AG Kane putting party politics over state

AG Kane putting party over state - AltoonaMirror.com - Altoona, PA | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - The Altoona Mirror

A president wanting to inflict pain on the American people?

A president wanting to inflict pain on the American people? All you low-information voters still feeling good about re-electing Obama?

Email tells feds to make sequester as painful as promised - Washington Times

Obama job approval tumbles

Obama job approval tumbles

Conduct Unbecoming A President


Obama Borrowed Nearly 6x as Much in February as Sequester Cuts All Year

$253.5B—Obama Borrowed Nearly 6x as Much in February as Sequester Cuts All Year | CNS News

Friday, March 1, 2013

One way to cut spending


Remembering Andrew Breitbart: One Year Later

Breeanne Howe: Remembering Andrew Breitbart: One Year Later | RedState

Newspaper: Pa. Dems beating a dead horse over Voter ID

From the editorial page of The Pottstown Mercury:
THORNS to Democrats on the House budget-writing committee for accusing the Corbett administration of not doing enough to prepare for the possibility that Pennsylvania’s embattled voter-identification law will be enforced in this year’s general election. The lawmakers are questioning why there is no money for voter outreach in Corbett’s budget plan. Our question is why would money be set aside to explain a law that is not currently being implemented as it awaits a ruling by the courts. The discussion, and certainly the spending, is unnecessary until the rule is set to go into effect. We said that two weeks ago; we’re saying it again. 
Thorns for vigilante threats against West Vincent farmer

Potential Corbett challenger Bruce Castor launches website

It's looking more likely that Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the 2014 GOP primary.

Castor, who served two terms as Montgomery County district attorney, and has flirted with statewide campaigns in the past, has made no secret of his disappointment with Corbett's first two years in office.

Now he plans to snipe at Corbett through a website, http://brucecastor.com/

 "Pennsylvania has yet to reach its pinnacle, and with your help we'll get there," Castor writes on the site, which also has links to Castor's Facebook page and Twitter account.

Several potential Democratic challengers to Corbett have also emerged, the most notable of which is Philadelphia-area Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, a pro-abortion, anti-gun liberal who has served in Congress for the past 10 years.

Obama's sequester scare tactics

Obama's sequester scare tactics - Politics and Public Opinion - AEI

Low Information Voters? How about a Low Information President?

A devastating assessment of our low-information president by Bruce Johnson at American Thinker:
It is becoming apparent that the President is purposely kept in a bubble by his handlers, protected by the aegis of screened questioning. He is merely a one trick pony with the trick being nothing but media-enabled and unrebutted declarative demagoguery delivered to fawning audiences and broadcast to the clinically under informed.

Low Information Voters? How about a Low Information President?