Tuesday, October 28, 2014

90 Percent of Iraq's Orthodox Christians Are Displaced by Muslim Attacks

90 Percent of Iraq's Orthodox Christians Are Displaced, Only 30 of 600 Orthodox Families Remain in Baghdad

Antietam School District says it has new superintendent lined up

Berks County's smallest school district will have a new leader next year. The Antietam School Board has hired Melissa G. Brewer as assistant superintendent with the understanding that she will take over as superintendent in 2015 when current superintendent Larry Mayes retires. Brewer knows the school district well. She served as principal of the Antietam Middle-Senior High School from 2003 to 2006, and from 2010 to 2013 before taking a job with the Berks County Intermediate Unit.

Antietam School District says it has new superintendent lined up | Reading Eagle - NEWS

Mount Penn, Lower Alsace Township voters to decide on merger

Mount Penn, Lower Alsace Township voters to decide on merger | Reading Eagle - NEWS

Ryan Costello Launches First TV Ad in Pa. 6th Dist. Congressional Race

Study: Voter Fraud By Democrats May Have Swung Key 2008 Elections

Research Shows Voter Fraud May Have Swung Key 2008 Elections

One of the Greatest Political Speeches of All-Time by Ronald Reagan

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is on the Ballot

2 pro-Democratic Party newspapers won't endorse Tom Wolf for governor

2 newspaper endorsements Tom Wolf won't get

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Weekly Republican Address: TX-23 Challenger Will Hurd

Democrat Tom Wolf wants to expand welfare rolls if elected Pa. governor

Wolf says he'll end food-stamp asset test if elected governor

Ryan Costello endorsed by Philadelphia Inquirer

Here's a mild surprise. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania's largest newspaper but with a left-leaning editorial board, has endorsed Republican Ryan Costello for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District. There's no doubt that Costello is far more qualified than his Democratic challenger, but the Inquirer endorses Democrats 99 percent of the time.

Read the full endorsement editorial here.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tom Wolf severence tax would hurt Pa. county budgets

Pennsylvania counties have received millions of dollars from the natural gas industry in the form of "impact fees" in recent years but Democrat Tom Wolf, who is running for governor, wants to impose new taxes on the industry, which would reduce the impact fees or eliminate them entirely. Wolf's plan would funnel more money into public education (already getting $10 billion from the state) but would reduce money for county and municipal governments.

Earlier today, State Rep. Tom Murt, R-152nd Dist.,, Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor and former Montgomery County Commissioner Tom Ellis held a press conference on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown to discuss the benefits of the impact fee in Montgomery County.

The presentation was one of 50 that took place across Pennsylvania as part of the "Commonwealth Day of Truth" campaign organized by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.

Democrat Worth Millions Plays Poor in New Campaign Ad

Dem Worth Millions Plays Poor in New Campaign Ad

Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to the Digital First Media editors

Monday, October 13, 2014

Memo to Tom Wolf: Size matters

Further proof that Democrat Tom Wolf doesn't have a clue about
Pennsylvania government. Philadelphia Daily News columnist John Baer
can't believe Wolf doesn't think the Pennsylvania Legislature is too
big. (It's the largest full-time state legislature in the country and
costs Pennsylvania taxpayers more than $300 million a year. The bloated
size of the Legislature - 253 members - allows do-nothing politicians to
hide in the crowd.) 

John Baer: Memo to Tom Wolf: Size matters

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Berks County Business Group Endorses Ryan Costello for Congress

Republican Ryan Costello, running for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District seat, has received another endorsement from Berks County's leading business group. The 6th District includes portions of Berks, Chester, Montgomery and Lebanon counties. Incumbent US Rep. Jim Gerlach is retiring from Congress at the end of this year.

Here's a press release from the Costello for Congress campaign:

WEST CHESTER, PA – The Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GRCCI) announced today that it has unanimously endorsed Ryan Costello for Congress in Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District. The GRCCI -- the largest business organization in the Berks County region -- endorsed Costello based on his positions on key public policy affecting business, economic development, jobs and quality of life issues. 

Previous small business endorsements for Costello include:
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Chambers of Commerce (SEPAC)
  • Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry.
"The key to strong, vibrant local communities is a solid, competitive business environment that is able to grow and create new job opportunities for local residents," said Costello. "I have a strong record of working closely with the local business community as a county commissioner.  If elected to represent local residents in Congress, I will continue to champion policies that reduce costly, unnecessary regulations and taxes that stifle the ability of our local businesses to thrive and increase jobs."

Costello has campaigned on the theme of working to end the gridlock in Washington, DC, by building consensus on issues, particularly policies impacting the economy, business growth, and job creation. Costello has expressed his support for increasing the nation’s investment in education, particularly in areas like science, technology, engineering, and math so that American students of can better compete on a global scale. Costello also wants to review the nation's workforce development programs to ensure we are adequately preparing individuals to for the high-demand jobs of today and the future.

Democrat Tom Wolf still pushing 'big lie' about education funding cuts in Pa.

Corbett, Wolf tussle over education, state spending