Saturday, August 31, 2013

Weekly Republican Address: Obama Roadblocks For Small Business

Columnist: Rival school-tax plan for Pa. gains little traction

Reading Eagle columnist Mary Young, who has followed the property tax issue for a long time, is warning readers to beware of a bogus property tax reform bill sponsored by Rep. Seth Grove. The only workable plan is HB 76, sponsored by Rep. Jim Cox.

Mary Young: Rival school-tax plan gains little traction

Friday, August 30, 2013

Joe Biden Threatens to Impeach Barack Obama If He Attacks....

Thorns to Pa. Attorney General Kane for promoting her sister

From the editorial page of The Pottstown Mercury:
THORNS to Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane for promoting her identical twin to a position that got her a 19.6 percent raise as a chief deputy attorney general and head of the office's Child Protection Unit. Ellen Granahan was an experienced prosecutor whose pay rose from $69,771 to $83,423 when Kane's top deputy Adrian King promoted her, according to a report by TribLive Harrisburg reporter Brad Bumsted. "It shows very bad judgment. (Kane) probably knew it was occurring, and she probably let it occur," said Allegheny County Republican Committee Chairman Jim Roddey. Gov. Tom Corbett hired Granahan in 2008 when he was attorney general. Granahan remained on staff under Kane's predecessor, Attorney General Linda Kelly, whom Corbett hand-picked. Kane's spokesman Joe Peters denied that the promotion crossed any legal lines. "This was not a case of giving her sister a job," he said. As with many things, the perception causes as many problems as the reality, and it's important for Pennsylvania to know that the attorney general is above any potential ethics concerns. "Pennsylvanians deserve clear answers on the attorney general's ethics because she has been entrusted in a law enforcement position and her actions have created serious questions," said Valerie Caras, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Republican Party. The appearance of ethics violation here is too great to justify the promotion. 
Roses for those who joined March on Washington

Obama job approval in Pa. drops to 34%

Only 34% of Pennsylvania voters think Barack Obama is doing a good job as president, according to a new poll. The same survey found that 41 percent of Pennsylvania voters have a "strongly unfavorable" rating of the president. The Kool Aid is wearing off.

Numbers going down for Corbett, Obama

Poll: Pa. Voters Don’t Approve of Montgomery County Same Sex Marriage Licenses

Poll: Pennsylvania Voters Don't Approve Of Montgomery County Same Sex Marriage Licenses « CBS Philly

The current American employment cycle


Pennsylvania official: Tax reform is unlikely to pass in Legislature

State official: Tax reform is unlikely

Opinion: Voter ID laws prevent secret practices

ID laws prevent secret practices

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Stunning new study dismantles Obama's '1% vs. 99%' inequality argument

Stunning new study dismantles Obama's '1% vs. 99%' inequality argument

Pa. adds 50 new farms to ag preservation program



Pennsylvania Adds Nearly 50 Farms, More than 3,200 Acres to Preservation Program (via PR Newswire)

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board today safeguarded 3,246 additional acres on 45 farms in 19 counties through the state's nationally renowned farmland preservation program.…

So much for diversion


16 Reasons Hillary will lose – IF …

16 Reasons Hillary will lose – IF … | RedState

Is there anything Democrats don't want to tax?

A Democratic state lawmaker has introduced a bill to require Pennsylvania residents to pay an extra 2 cents for every plastic bag they use at supermarkets and other stores. Is there anything Democrats don't want to tax?

Pa. bill would tax 2 cents on each new plastic bag

UPS cuts healthcare benefits for spouses, blames Obamacare

Yes, Obamacare is as bad as everyone says it is. And yes, Obama lied about just about every aspect of it.

UPS cuts healthcare benefits for spouses, blames Obamacare - The Hill's Healthwatch

New increased weight restrictions coming to 1,000 Pennsylvania bridges



New, Increased Weight Restrictions Coming to about 1,000 Pennsylvania Bridges (via PR Newswire)

Action Necessary to Preserve Safety Following Legislative Inaction on Funding HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch authorized his department to add or increase weight restrictions to about…

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Pa. joins national effort to eliminate duplicate voter registrations



Pennsylvania Takes Historic Step, Joins Other States to Identify Potential Duplicate Voter Registrations (via PR Newswire)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today announced Pennsylvania is taking an historic step toward protecting the integrity of every vote, by joining a multi-state consortium to identify…

Pennsylvania Piggies


16 Pennsylvania residents prosecuted for welfare fraud



Office of Inspector General Announces July 2013 Welfare Fraud Adjudications (via PR Newswire)

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixteen Pennsylvania residents pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and/or were sentenced for their crimes during July, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today. "The Office of Inspector…

Pennsylvania opts out of 'No Child Left Behind'



Pennsylvania's No Child Left Behind Waiver Request Approved by U.S. Department of Education (via PR Newswire)

Adequate Yearly Progress Eliminated, Improved Indicator of Academic Progress Put in Place HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has approved the state's…

U.S. nuclear reactors vulnerable to terrorism, probe finds

All U.S. nuclear reactors vulnerable to terrorism, probe finds | McClatchy

REGULATION NATION: Obama oversees expansion of the regulatory state

REGULATION NATION: Obama oversees expansion of the regulatory state - The Hill's RegWatch

Op-Ed: It's time for a vote on Pa. property tax reform bill

Op-Ed: It's time for a vote on Pa. property tax reform bill

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Oliver Stone: Obama is a 'snake'


Mount Penn honors its former mayor

I had the privilege of serving with Josh Nowotarski for 2 years on the Mount Penn Borough Council and the past 5 years on the Central Berks Regional Police Commission. I commend Josh for devoting so much of his time back to his community. It's not something a lot of young people do any more.
 
Mount Penn honors its former mayor

ID if you want nail polish remover but not to vote

How's this for liberal logic? You need a photo ID to buy a bottle of nail polish but you do not need to provide any ID to vote. Can any of you low-information Obama voters explain this one for me?

Hand over ID if you want nail polish remover at CVS

Obama Sends MV-22 Osprey to Airlift Bo the Dog to Vacation – But Wouldn’t Send Help to Save Benghazi Heroes

Obama Sends MV-22 Osprey to Airlift Bo the Dog to Vacation – But Wouldn’t Send Help to Save Benghazi Heroes

Poll: Less Than 3% of Federal Workers Want To Join Obamacare

Poll: Less Than 3% of Federal Workers Want To Join Obamacare…

Taking aim at Pa. property taxes: Will legislators finally embrace reform?

Taking aim at Pa. property taxes: Will legislators finally embrace reform?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Pew Survey: 46% of Americans see liberal media bias

Among Republicans, the percentage who see liberal media bias jumps to 65 percent. Among Tea Party members, the percentage who see liberal media bias jumps to 78 percent.

Amid Criticism, Support for Media's 'Watchdog' Role Stands Out

The love affair continues


82% of voters say Congress does NOT deserve a vacation

Send members of Congress on a permanent vacation in 2014. Vote out every incumbent.

Lawmaker leisure? 82 percent of voters say Congress does NOT deserve a vacation - Washington Times

Obama Orders Military Aircraft to Fly His Dog to Vacation Home

The Royal Family is at it again.

From FrontPageMag.com:
Fresh from giving a speech warning disabled veterans that the sequester would cut their health benefits (more than he has already), Barack I ferried his dog on an advanced Marine Corps chopper.
Obama Uses Advanced MV-22 Osprey Marine Tilt Rotor Vehicle to Ferry Dog on Vacation | FrontPage Magazine

Friday, August 9, 2013

Report: Obamacare May Raise Insurance Premiums 400%

Report: Obamacare May Raise Insurance Premiums 400 Percent

Obama Says Insurance Will Be 'Significantly Cheaper' Under Obamacare, But That Isn't True

Obama Says Insurance Will Be 'Significantly Cheaper' Under Obamacare, But That Isn't True

Pa. politicians continue to fleece taxpayers

On top of their base salaries of $83,802, Pennsylvania lawmakers collected $317,603 in per diem (unvouchered expenses) payments in June, the most of any month so far this year, according to PA Independent. It's good to be part of the permanent political class in Pennsylvania.

Read more about how politicians fleece taxpayers in PA Independent.

About those 'phony scandals'


The IRS is still targeting Tea Party groups

The IRS is still targeting Tea Party groups | Human Events

Editorial: Networks should pull plug on Hillary shows

Editorial: Networks should pull plug on Hillary shows - delcotimes.com

Nat Hentoff: What Obamacare can do to you — not for you

Nat Hentoff: What Obamacare can do to you — not for you

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: Dump Hillary fluff films

Barack Obama's insane travel and leisure expenses

High-flying aristocrats soar over the wretched masses | Human Events

Obama, Congress exempt themselves from Obamacare

Obama and Congress have exempted themselves from Obamacare. What does that say about how awful the government takeover of health care will be for the American people. And what does it say about the low-information voters who voted for Obama - twice?

From The Wall Street Journal:
Illegal dispensations for the ruling class, different rules for the hoi polloi.

Millionaire Senators and the affluent professionals who are chiefs of staff, legislative directors and the like were supposed to go on the exchange and abide by its rules. There are only three insurers offering public utility-type plans on the Washington, D.C. ObamaCare exchange. The FEHBP sponsors 21 plans in metro D.C. and 24 in Virginia. Perhaps as a new perquisite the White House will entice a plan to the exchange that only Members can choose.

It would have been fairer and less corrosive to the rule of law had Congress simply passed a bill giving their workers a raise to make up for the lost compensation of dropping out of the FEHBP. But that would mean an ugly political fight that voters might notice. It's so much easier to slip through this political fix in August when Congress is out of session and the press corps can't wait to hit the beach.
Check out the full editorial in The Wall Street Journal: Members Only: How the White House is weaseling Congress out of ObamacCare.

73 Rules For Running For President as a Republican

73 Rules For Running For President As A Republican | RedState

The studied ignorance of Texas Democrat Wendy Davis

The studied ignorance of Wendy Davis | Human Events

Albright College Researchers Seek Assistance of Berks County Residents

Albright Researchers Seek Assistance of Berks County Residents