Friday, March 27, 2009
Only Three Republicans Oppose The GIVE Act - The Door To Forced Advocacy, The Road To Modern Slavery
They are dabbling in concepts that have very steep slippery slopes. You are expected to believe this legislation is benign and completely voluntary, but the foundations of forced advocacy are being laid and your Republican representatives are supporting it. No matter what picture they paint about charity and giving back to the community there is only one word for forced labor - slavery.
Former Democratic Colorado Sen. Gary Hart can call those who see hidden agendas the ideologically sclerotic (kind of like when they call us racist to shut us up about illegal immigration) to his heart's content and it does not change that the road to hell is paved with "good intentions". Legislation for "charity" might look like a good intention, but one look at the map (agenda) and the destination looks like hell to me.
I plan to participate 72%
I support the idea, but don't have time or ability to participate 17%
I have participated 6%
I will not participate, I like paying higher taxes 6%
To gain those fuel efficiency standards vehicles must be made from lighter materials and must be made smaller. Those lighter materials tend to be rigid materials that don't absorb the impact of a crash the way metal does. Because of this you have an increase in fatalities and serious injuries. The airbags used to counter this can cause serious injuries and deaths on their own.
Now the vehicles will be smaller putting less and less between you and the horrible effects of a crash. Not to mention putting large families in the predicament of using double the fuel driving two vehicles to transport their family. This will also increase the price tag of new vehicles as the industry will take a hit of billions of dollars to meet these standards.
Nothing like kicking the Americans while they are down and out with the economy. I guess I will just have to keep my family friendly vehicle running as long as possible, I wouldn't trust their safety in a tuna fish can on the best of days.
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RSC Media Activity
Every week, Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media.
· Rep. John Kline (MN-02) and Chairman Tom Price (GA-06): The Secret Ballot Must Be Protected; Washington Times, March 19.
· Rep. Peter Hoekstra (MI-02): GITMO International; Human Events, March 19.
· Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49): If Not GITMO, Where?; San Diego Union-Tribune, March 22.
House Floor Activity
The following key legislation saw a vote on the House floor last week:
· A 90 Percent Tax on Bonuses Received from Certain TARP Recipients (H.R. 1586) levies a retroactive tax on employees of certain companies with family incomes greater than $250,000. The bill is constitutionally dubious as it possibly qualifies as a bill of attainder, punishing a narrow group of people without due process of the law. Passed 328-93.
· The GIVE Act (H.R. 1388) expands the scope of a number of volunteer programs through $6.2 billion in new spending. It funds Learn and Serve, a program described as “Not Performing: Results Not Demonstrated” by the Office of Management and Budget. It also funds the National Civilian Community Corps, rated by OMB as “Not Performing: Ineffective.” During tough economic times, Congress insists on spending money on ineffective programs. Passed 321-105.
The Week Ahead
The RSC analyzes every bill that comes through the House of Representatives. Here are a few Democrat proposals to advance their big-government, anti-taxpayer agenda.
· The Omnibus Public Lands Management Act (S. 22), which was already defeated once in the House of Representatives, will come back to the House after Democrats employed a technical parliamentary procedure to blunt Republican opposition.
· The House Budget Committee will begin to consider the President’s record-setting budget. The President’s agenda will create the eleven largest deficits in American history and increase the national debt to $23.12 trillion.
Each week, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
“Micro-Stamping” Legislation Proposed in the Badger State!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!
State Senator Spencer Coggs (D-6) and State Representative Leon Young (D-16) have introduced a proposal that would ban the sale of all new semi-automatic pistols not equipped with so-called “micro-stamping” technology. While this proposal has not officially been introduced as a bill, supporters are trying to gather co-sponsors.
Micro-stamping is an unproven technology that would require unique identifying information from the firearm, including the make, model, and serial number, to be etched into the firing pin and breech face in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted on the cartridge case upon firing. This technology can easily be defeated with common household tools, has no public safety value, and adds substantially to the cost of the firearm.
Under this proposal, it will become ILLEGAL to sell or transfer any new semi-automatic pistol that is not capable of micro-stamping a cartridge case upon firing.
Please contact your State Legislators TODAY and respectfully encourage them to not co-sponsor or support this anti-gun proposal. Please click here to find contact information.
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Monday, March 23, 2009
If Scott does run Conservatives really need to get behind him early. The Republican Party is becoming the Party of the RINO's, but Conservatives can save it if they will stand on their principles and refuse to sell out to RINO candidates. Demand Conservative candidates, only support Conservative candidates, and stick to your guns until the leadership gets the message; No RINO's allowed! After all, aren't they really just Dems in sheep's clothing?
All they have to do is break the law and illegally cross our border, break multiple state laws by traveling from state to state, illegally secure a residence in Wisconsin, illegally register their child in the Wisconsin public school system (paid for by Wisconsin taxpayers), and stay long enough for their child to graduate and receive a diploma in a state and country they are not even citizens of.
When are you going to say enough is enough and send Doyle packing before he brings Wisconsin's economy to the levels of Michigan's (when it was the worst in the Union)?
Is it possible that my public education was more right on then the education of Democrat and liberal activists for global warming? Maybe they played hooky on that day's lesson;-) Now the University of Wisconsin backs up the facts that the Earth is no longer warming, but rather cooling. The Dems already knew this though, thus the term climate change; that way they can blame any change on man.
I know this race is not on everyone's radar, but it is extremely important to the future of our great state. I have already endorsed Judge Koschnick, but I want to take the opportunity to encourage everyone get out and vote April 7. Don't forget to vote for Rose Fernandez also. I know the Judge's campaign is looking for phone bankers if you are interested please contact them. This is a non partisan election so everyone who is tired of judicial activism should get involved and support Judge Koschnick.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in today’s New York Times:
“It was reported yesterday that accusations of misconduct against New York City public school teachers are at an all time high. Thanks to Richard Condon, Special Commissioner of Investigation, we know that about a third of those accusations involved sexual abuse: there were 595 such accusations, of which 105 were substantiated by his office. The New York Times did not report on this story—it was published in the New York Post. Nor did the New York Times run a story on a recent report regarding priestly sexual abuse: a grand total of ten credible accusations were made last year across the United States.
“Anyone who is serious about seeking justice would begin by addressing the public schools. But not the New York Times. Its editorial today never mentions the public schools. Indeed, it begins by saying, ‘For decades, priests who preyed sexually on children did so with shocking ease and impunity.’ Why were priests singled out? What was the motive? The editorial also talks about ‘shuttling abusive priests among parishes.’ In the public schools, shuttling abusers is so common—to this day!—that it is called ‘passing the trash.’
“The Times today endorsed a bill that would allow victims to sue even if the abuse took place in the 1960s. But only if the abuse occurred in a private institution. Under the bill the Times likes, the current protections afforded public school teachers—alleged victims have only 90 days to file a claim—remain in place. Yet the Times has the audacity to say that ‘The bill does not explicitly target any institution,’ knowing full well that unless the bill explicitly negated the 90-day rule for the public schools, the net effect would be to discriminate against Catholic schools.
“There is another bill that would create an equal playing field. But the Times, of course, never even mentioned it. We can only guess why.”
Contact NYT senior editor of the editorial page, Robert Semple, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123