Saturday, October 09, 2010

It's Simple to Balance The Budget Without Higher Taxes

Founding Fathers Quote

To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.

Thomas Jefferson

WI 8th Congressional District Debate

Reid Ribble definitely had the better performance tonight. With that said, I was highly disappointed. We do not need to be educating the populations of Afghanistan and Iraq. We can no longer afford to waste money on nation building that we should never have started.

We should have bombed the living heck out of Afghanistan and Iraq, destroyed any military capabilities they had, and left. It is not our job to rebuild nations who brought war upon themselves through their actions.

I missed the first couple of minutes of the debate, but what I seen from Mr. Ribble was not the limited government approach I was looking for. The only exception was when he discussed education, though I thought he could have went further. We are not going to repair the Republic unless we dramatically cut the size and scope of the federal government.

With all that said, Steve Kagen is still not an option. He is nothing more than a rubber stamp for the radical left.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Milwaukee Police At Risk

Regular readers know I harp on law enforcement who abuse their power, but I strongly support those who do their job. After 9-11 we were all horrified to learn that our first responders did not have adequate communications equipment. It now seems that the Milwaukee Police Dept., and soon the Fire Dept., may have a system that will not work dependably. The city needs to get to the bottom of this right away. Those who put their lives on the line daily deserve the best and no failure rate should be considered acceptable.

Anger At The Federal Government Grows

Rasmussen has a new poll showing that 63% of voters now say they are angry at the policies of the federal government. This is not surprising. The federal government has extended far beyond its Constitutional limits. They seem to have found no aspect of our lives that they don't enjoy meddling in and their incompetence is constantly on display like this latest incident.

Joe Miller TV Ad

Idiot Boards

Pence Reacts to Latest Unemployment Report

“The American people are hurting under the weight of the failed economic policies of this administration. On top of the borrowing, spending and bailouts, Democrats are poised to allow the biggest tax increase in American history to take effect on January 1, 2011.”

Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement today after the Labor Department reported that the economy lost 95,000 jobs in September:

“The American people are hurting under the weight of the failed economic policies of this administration. On top of the borrowing, spending and bailouts, Democrats are poised to allow the biggest tax increase in American history to take effect on January 1, 2011.

“It’s time for a new direction to get this economy moving again. Congress should come back to Washington and vote immediately to ensure that there will be no tax increases on American families, small business owners, and family farms.”

Oklahoma City Wasting Tax Dollars On Erroneous Education

This troubling article on Oklahoma City Public Schools using at-risk students as educational guinea pigs is more proof of why public schools need be shelled of the liberalism that has engulfed them and why the Department of Education needs to be dissolved. The fact that our tax dollars are being thrown away on experimental programs is unacceptable.

I was placed in an experimental educational program when I was in 2nd grade and I had to completely re-learn spelling because of it; it set me back years. This program Oklahoma City is instituting not only has the potential of putting already at-risk students at further risk, but teaches an anti-American, anti-white agenda. The parents of Oklahoma City should be outraged that their at-risk students are being used in this atrocious manner.

John Stossel on Huge Debt Facing America

Founding Fathers Quote

Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.

Joseph Warren

STRATFOR Video Dispatch: Russian Designs for European Security



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Sarah Palin: Abortion an "Essential" Issue in 2010 Elections to Mitigate Obama

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 6, 2010


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- In a speech Tuesday night at a pro-life event in Houston, former presidential candidate Sarah Palin said abortion is an "essential" issue for the pro-life movement in the 2010 elections. Palin said it is important to take advantage of the opportunity the elections present to mitigate President Barack Obama's pro-abortion agenda. [
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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Women Emerge On The RIght

Election 2010 Update

A lot of good news on the election front. In West Virginia John Raese now leads by 6 points. I see some well established Republican bloggers who originally said there was no chance to win this race are now saying that it is no surprise.

In Nevada Sharron Angle has increased her lead to 4

Ron Johnson is running a fund raiser "Tip the scales for a new majority", which has already brought in over $50,000.

Rand Paul has released his newest ad "Rand Paul - Jack Conway's Stamp of Approval of Obama".



Scott Walker is going after Tom Barrett on the jobs front. Smart move as Wisconsin continues to suffer job losses due to Democrat rule. Here is his newest ad also.

Scott Walker Ad: "Jobs Record"



Read more at http://www.250000jobs.org/.

I want to end by linking to this worthwhile post over at RedState who reminds us that it is going to take more than one election to change things in DC.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Christine O'Donnell: I'm You

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)


RSC Update: Monday, October 4, 2010

From the Chairman
Last week, Democrats voted to adjourn the House without even trying to address the looming 2011 tax hikes. Notably, the motion to adjourn only passed by a single vote – clear evidence that there was bipartisan support for Congress to stay in town and stop these job-killing tax increases immediately. But taxes aren’t the only issue in which Democrats dropped the ball – they also allowed the 2010 fiscal year to lapse on Thursday without even attempting to write a budget for 2011.

Massive overspending is driving the national debt higher and higher, yet Democrats have refused to cut back. RSC members offered a smaller, more responsible spending plan that would keep the government running for the next twelve months (as well as a full budget). Instead, Speaker Pelosi pushed through a one-month plan that did not reduce spending and will force Congress back to Washington for a Lame Duck session.

Before leaving town last week, Democrats also brought about 100 separate pieces of legislation to the House floor – such as the bill congratulating the Washington Stealth lacrosse team. Clearly, the Democrat leadership wanted to get some stuff done before going home. One has to wonder why there was not similar urgency to write a budget or act to stop the coming tax hikes.

Sincerely,

Congressman Tom Price
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

RSC Media Activity – Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. Visit our Media Center for more.
· Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49): Congress Must Oversee Executive Branch; The Hill, September 28.

· Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-05): Rumors of TARP's Death Are Exaggerated; Investor’s Business Daily, October 1.

· Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-03): Inviting Colbert to Testify Was the Real Joke; CNN, October 1.

Outlook – Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their liberal agenda.
· Speaker Pelosi has not scheduled the House to meet again until November 15, whereupon Democrats will begin the Lame Duck blitz they have been promising for months.

House Floor Activity – The following key legislation came through the House of Representatives last week.
· House Democrats passed around 100 separate pieces of legislation last week, including a one-month spending bill, NASA reauthorization, and a Fiscal Year 2010 Intelligence authorization bill which was only voted on about 25 hours before the fiscal year ended. Click here to see the full list of RSC legislative bulletins from last week.

RSC Reports
· Each week, the RSC Budget and Spending Taskforce compiles a weekly report on the latest budget and spending news. Additionally, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.

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God's Miracles

Too often I think we focus on the negative in life. Here is a positive that proves that God's miracles still happen today. Our regular readers will know that our youngest son has had a constant fight for survival. Today he had his 1 month check-up.

He is doing so well that the doctor commented if she didn't know about his kidney she wouldn't know anything was wrong with him. He is in the 98th percentile for weight and the 97th percentile for height. It is nothing short of a miracle and I thank the Lord and everyone who has been praying for him.

John Raese Ad: Rubber Stamp Joe

John Raese Leads By 5 In West Virginia

The latest Fox poll shows that John Raese is maintaining his lead in West Virginia. The Republic desperately needs senators like Raese. Last week Raese did a post on RedState. Well worth the read and if after reading it you want to support a true Conservative, please donate to his campaign.

Way Up North: Ugly Politics in the Last Frontier

Way Up North: Ugly Politics in the Last Frontier

The race for the U.S. Senate in Alaska is getting uglier.

New ads are appearing which make further allegations of wrong-doing on Joe Miller's part ... or rather, they hint that he might have done something wrong, without coming right out and saying so. One such ad has been running for the last week or so, claiming that when he & his family first moved to Alaska, they applied for (GASP) a low-income hunting permit.

I'm here to tell you that it takes a metric boatload of money to move a family & household up here. We arrived with only our clothes and two cars, and had to start over. Literally, from scratch. Although my wife was blessed with a good job after only one week, I bounced around for a year, from one barely-sufficient job to another, before landing a decent income.
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This is a race us Conservatives have to win. Joe Miller is one of the best candidates to come around in a long time.

Treasonous?

The Obama administration has filed a complaint against Arizona with the UN Human Rights Council in an attempt to punish Arizona for protecting its own borders from illegal invasion. The Obama administration, I mean Anti-America administration, seems to think there is nothing wrong with betraying your own country to a diabolical beast set to devour it. There is a word for that, hmmm, give me a minute, I will think of it.

The council responded with meaningless dribble like "hostile domestic constituencies" and "Female illegals face everything from “sexual exploitation” and “HIV transmission” to “challenges in access to employment, and health services, including reproductive healthcare.”

Well, I contend that if it were really so terrible in America we would not have an illegal alien invasion to begin with because they would not want to be here bad enough to invade our land. If it is employment, education, and healthcare they want then they need to go back to own country and demand it. Let them file their human rights complaints against their own governments where they have legitimacy.

The privileges in America are reserved for Americans for a reason. those privileges and rights must never be given to illegal invaders or we risk our very sovereignty. Sovereignty has a purpose. It gives us power and independence. Without it we are nothing more that subjects to foreign bureaucracies with no rights, no comforts, no aid, and no freedom. Sovereignty must be protected from all enemies; with no borders there is no protection.

The moment we give up that sovereignty to illegal invaders or foreign governments is the moment our Republic no longer exists. As long as Americans are willing to stand up against those who would attack our patriots, our freedom, and our land America will be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Why Michigan Will Not See A Recovery

Michigan has been suffering for years under extreme liberal leadership, which is why they have endured economic hardships that most other states haven't seen. I really thought this year Michigan would turn things around and vote in Conservatives. However, as this biased article shows RINO's still thrive in Michigan.

Unfortunately, due to Michigan's open primary system Rick Snyder won the Republican nomination. He is now proudly going around the state deriding conservatives. If he is already doing that during the election season imagine how he will be once he is elected. It looks to me like Michigan, unfortunately, will continue to be deprived of the economic recovery they are capable under conservative leadership.