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Archive for January, 2011

President Obama Issues Executive Order On Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

Businesswire.com ran an article today praising the order as a much needed help to lift the burden of government regulations on small business owners. In this article, The Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Association, (SBA) Winslow Sargeant is quoted as stating: “I applaud President Obama’s efforts today to reduce excessive and unjustified […]

Texas Budget Debate: Washington Post vs Newsmax

Texas’ two year budget plan will be released by the State House of Representatives today. It will reportedly cut government spending by 11%. Of note is the fact that the Texas Constitution requires a balanced budget be passed which means no spending above the projected State revenues. If spending increases are sought, there must be […]

Highest Ever Gas Prices for January

AURORA, Ill., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AAA Chicago’s most recent Fuel Gauge Report estimates that in Illinois, regular unleaded gasoline has increased $.16 during the past month, forecasting an average cost of $3.22 per gallon for the month of January, which is $.38 higher per gallon than last year. In northern Indiana, gas prices […]

Individual Liberties and the Slippery Slope

Ah, the “slippery slope” metaphor.  Over-used, sometimes misused and rarely is it effectively used – I hope I don’t manage to make those same mistakes. Individual liberties were of prime concern to the founding fathers.  The Constitution makes it difficult for the government to infringe upon the rights of the individual and progressives find this […]

Ethics? What Ethics?

The House Ethics Committee is officially known as the Committee On Standards Of Official Conduct. I wonder how many people actually know this, and really understand what that title is supposed to mean. While it is quite obvious that our government’s legislative bodies need rules and regulations under which to operate, the House Ethics Committee […]

Budgetary Gimmicks – We’re Only Fooling Ourselves

Anyone who has run a business or even a household budget, knows all too well that budget “gimmicks” will turn around and bite you sooner or later. Whether you are shifting overrun costs from one year to the next or spending more than you take in, most gimmicks are basically a deception and denial of […]

Some in GOP Still Think Earmarks are OK

There was an election last year.. right?  Republicans got the message from us on spending .. right?  Perhaps not all of them. The Hill published an article on Wednesday that demonstrated that there are some tone-deaf members of the House and you’ll never believe what committee their on – yup, Appropriations. Three Republican cardinals on […]

Illinois Legislators Increase Taxes 66% and Cut .. Nothing

In the 2010 election, Illinois voters chose to keep a Democrat controlled State House and Senate, although by a slimmer margin than in years past.  How unfortunate for workers in the land of Lincoln. As The New York Times reported, State legislators pushed through and passed a massive 66% tax increase in the hours before […]

Revisiting S510- The Food Safety Bill

Our government is operating way out of bounds concerning The Food Safety Bill and its passage. In December of 2010, I witnessed Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) explaining The Food safety Bill on C-Span 2. Mr Durbin had a huge chart with him that showed that the next ten years of implementing the Food safety Bill, […]

Democrats Dare GOP to Vote Against Raising Debt Ceiling

Despite Tim Geithner’s dire warning to Congress that failing to raise the debt ceiling would cause “catastrophic” consequences for our economy, Barney Frank is leading the liberal charge to keep the debt ceiling right where it is. Don’t get excited, Rep. Frank hasn’t suddenly become fiscally aware.  He’s decided to use the oldest of parliamentary […]

Deflation or Inflation? Yes

Since the beginning of the “Great Recession” that Americans still find themselves in, there have been prognostications of incredible inflation while other “experts” claim that crippling deflation would be the necessary outcome.  Could they both be right? Perhaps – there are two major forces at play in our economy right now: price inflation and income […]

Uh-Oh – Dems First to Use Targets as Political Map?

Democrats and liberal bloggers have used every second of air time possible to bemoan the use of violent imagery by Conservatives.  The most cited has been the SarahPAC cross-hair map that pointed out vulnerable Demcrats, but Sarah’s political action committee wasn’t the first to use this kind of imagery.  In 2004, the Democratic Leadership Council […]

Father Of 9 Year Old Murder Victim In Tucson Does Not Want Restrictions on Freedoms! [Video]

John Green, father of the slain 9 year old Christina Taylor Green, spoke to Fox News about the tragedy.  Watch and listen as someone so affected by the psychotic gunman uses calm and thoughtfulness instead of over reacting  to the event by asking for the government to restrict individual liberties.

Progressives Politicize Tuscon Massacre to Strip Liberties

Progressives are pointing to Arizona and using it is an example as to why Americans have far too many liberties – we might just hurt ourselves. A New York Times article demonstrates how the left is using the horrific tragedy in Arizona to push Progressive agenda items: gun control. ..[Arizona's] gun laws are among the […]

Tuscon Massacre and The Delusional Left

Keith Olbermann, the Washington Post, Sheriff Dupnik and the rest of the radical left are once again wrong - borderline delusional in-fact.  Olbermann and WaPo blame “political rhetoric” for Jared’s lapse of sanity.  Sheriff Dupnik said that it was due to a bigotry and prejudice.  None of those could possibly be further from the truth. Jared Loughner was, and […]