Friday, June 21, 2013

George F. Will: Obama hits a wall in Berlin

George Will Obama eviscerates in his latest column: 
Obama's vanity is a wonder of the world that never loses its power to astonish, but really: Is everyone in his orbit too lost in raptures of admiration to warn him against delivering a speech soggy with banalities and bromides in a city that remembers John Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" and Ronald Reagan's "Tear down this wall"? With German Chancellor Angela Merkel sitting nearby, Obama began his Berlin speech: "As I’ve said, Angela and I don't exactly look like previous German and American leaders." He has indeed said that, too, before, at least about himself. It was mildly amusing in Berlin in 2008, but hardly a Noel Coward-like witticism worth recycling. His look is just not that interesting. And after being pointless in Berlin, neither is he, other than for the surrealism of his second term. 
George F. Will: Obama hits a wall in Berlin

Planned Parenthood Pushing Its Customers Into Obamacare for Tax-Funding

Planned Parenthood Pushing Its Customers Into Obamacare for Tax-Funding

Obama called 'war criminal' & 'hypocrite of the century' in Irish Parliament

Pa. Governor Candidate Allyson Schwartz Still Silent on Kermit Gosnell

Allyson Schwartz Still Silent on if She Referred Women to Kermit Gosnell

Obama uses his bag of tools


Poll: 41% of small businesses have frozen hiring because of Obamacare

Poll: 41 percent of small businesses have frozen hiring because of ObamaCare | Human Events

Rep. Joe Pitts: Farm bill repeats the failures of the past

Rep. Joe Pitts: Farm bill repeats the failures of the past

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wall Street Journal confirms Obamacare death panels

Turns out Sarah Palin (and others) were right about Obamacare. Government bureaucrats will decide whether you live or die once the federal government takes control of the nation's health-care system.

From The Wall Street Journal:
Signs of ObamaCare's failings mount daily, including soaring insurance costs, looming provider shortages and inadequate insurance exchanges. Yet the law's most disturbing feature may be the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB, sometimes called a "death panel," threatens both the Medicare program and the Constitution's separation of powers. At a time when many Americans have been unsettled by abuses at the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department, the introduction of a powerful and largely unaccountable board into health care merits special scrutiny.
Read the full story at the newspaper's website.

Dana Milbank: Liberals are hypocrites on government spying

Liberal Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank is wondering why the far left is so compliant when it comes to government spying and other civil rights violations under Barack Obama.

Dana Milbank: Liberals are hypocrites on government spying

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Longtime Democrat Elbert Guillory: 'Why I Am a Republican'

Pa. politicians stuff faces at public trough

From the editorial page of The Pottstown Mercury:
THORNS to Pennsylvania legislators who continue to fleece beleaguered taxpayers with a practice known as per diems, a constitutionally-questionable system where lawmakers submit unvouchered expenses for meals and lodging on top of their generous salaries. An investigation by reporters Brad Bumsted and Mike Wereschagin of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review found that lawmakers increase their requests for reimbursement dramatically as the state fiscal year comes to a close each June. In other words, lawmakers want to make sure they don't leave any scraps behind as they empty the cupboards before heading on their annual three-month vacations. During a five-day period in 2012 when House leaders spent $64,000 on catered meals, legislators still claimed $105,000 in per diems, according to state records compiled by the Tribune-Review. In 2011, House leaders bought almost $23,000 in food over three days but members claimed nearly $60,000 in per diems, records show. How much catered food can these "public servants" possibly consume? "The bank gets robbed every day with these guys," Joe Poniewaz, 66, a retired Pittsburgh police officer, told the newspaper. If history is any guide, legislators will spend more money on themselves this month — about $400,000 — than any other in 2013, the newspaper reported. Pennsylvania legislators have a base salary of $83,802. That's twice as much as the average taxpayer is bringing home. And that's more than enough to cover their lavish meals without having to stick taxpayers with the bill. 
Roses to cleanup volunteers and local growers

8 million illegals (future Democrats) to gain U.S. status in Senate bill

CBO: 8 million illegals to gain U.S. status in Senate bill

Monday, June 17, 2013

Corbett signs bill limiting taxpayer-paid abortions in Pa.

Corbett signs bill limiting taxpayer-paid abortions in Pa.

Diana West: No Constitution, no borders, no USA

Columnist Diana West on how the U.S. can stop domestic terrorist threats from radical Muslims:
If our leaders really wanted to prevent “another 9/11,” they would have long ago admitted the obvious: that the world of Islam, from its terrorists to its kings, is engaged in the latest historical cycle of jihad to extend the reach of Islamic law (sharia). They would have decided that “profiling” isn’t worse than terrorism. They would have halted Islamic immigration not only to stop more jihad cells from forming but also to prevent Constitution-endangering, pro-sharia demographics from forming, too. They would have sharply curtailed travel, and particularly return travel from jihad nations such as Chechnya and Pakistan. They would have long ago blocked U.S. institutions, including colleges, media organizations and banks, from accepting millions of dollars from sharia-ruled dictatorships. They would have closed down mosques in America where jihad is preached and supported.
Above all, they would have secured our borders rather than leave them open all these post-9/11 years. Of course, that would mean re-establishing and defending those borders, both literally and figuratively.
Diana West: No Constitution, no borders, no USA

Is anyone surprised Obama's numbers are slipping?

Is anyone surprised Obama's numbers are slipping? | Human Events

Jennifer Stefano: Medicaid battle heats up in Pa.

Jennifer Stefano: Medicaid battle heats up in Pa.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Obamacare coverage may be unaffordable for low-wage workers

From The Associated Press: 
It's called the Affordable Care Act, but President Barack Obama’s health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels.

That might seem strange since the law requires medium-sized and large employers to offer "affordable" coverage or face fines.
Obamacare coverage may be unaffordable for low-wage workers

U.S. Senate confirms federal judges for Pa., including one from Berks

U.S. Senate confirms federal judges for Pa., including one from Berks

Ann Coulter: If the GOP is this stupid, it deserves to die

Coulter: If the GOP is this stupid, it deserves to die | Human Events

Friday, June 7, 2013

Property tax elimination, transportation highlight town hall meeting

Taxes, transportation highlight town hall meeting

You're Facebook friends with Obama, like it or not

Obama mining Facebook, Twitter to predict crimes

My what big ears you have


Thorns for IRS excess spending; roses to PennDOT for trail cover

From the editorial page of The Pottstown Mercury:
THORNS to the already-besieged Internal Revenue Service for participating in a $4.1 million training conference featuring luxury rooms and free drinks. A total of 132 IRS officials received room upgrades at the 2010 conference in Anaheim, Calif., according to a report by an inspector general for tax administration. One official stayed five nights in a room that regularly goes for $3,500 a night, the report said, and another stayed four nights in a room that regularly goes for $1,499 a night. Without the upgrades, the IRS could have negotiated a lower room rate, as required by agency procedures. The inspector general’s report was surfacing as the IRS came under fire again in connection with its targeting of conservative groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections. In all, the IRS held 225 employee conferences from 2010 through 2012, at a total cost of $49 million, the report said. Add outrageous spending to the sins of a government agency already known for its arrogance. 
Thorns for IRS excess spending; roses to PennDOT for trail cover

Quinnipiac Poll: Toomey would beat Sestak in Pa. rematch for Senate seat

Pennsylvania (PA) Poll - June 6, 2013 - Pennsylvania Voters Say NCAA H | Quinnipiac University Connecticut