Rising Health Costs Undermine Obama Pledge to Curb Trend
Nothing but broken promises.
ABC News: Two new independent studies of health insurance premiums and health care spending indicate both are rising at an accelerated pace, despite President Obama’s 2008 promise to contain those costs and his pledge that his health care legislation would reduce premiums.
In a blow to
the Obama campaign and its media allies, who have proclaimed the
election over, a new Susquehanna Polling and Research poll to be
released Thursday morning shows the race in Pennsylvania is a
If Obama loses Pennsylvania, his
chances of winning re-election are slim and none with slim last seen
heading west on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
had Obama pulling away with the race in the Keystone State, but the
Susquehanna Poll is the most recent sampling of likely voters. It shows
Barack Obama with 48 percent support compared to 47 percent for Mitt
Romney. The Susquehanna poll was conducted on Sept. 17.
full poll results will be released at 10 a.m. Thursday during a
telephone conference with media by Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Rob Gleason
and Jim Lee, president of Susquehanna Polling and Research.
Pennsylvania poll, coming on the heels of an Associated Press/GfK Poll
that shows he national race is also a statistical tie (Obama 47% -
Romney 46%) means the race is anyone's to win with 50 days left until
This will freak out Democrats and their liberal media allies. A
Susquehanna Polling and Research poll scheduled for release on Thursday
has President Obama and Mitt Romney in a virtual tie in Pennsylvania,
with Obama at 48% and Romney at 47%. The survey was conducted on Sept.
17, so it's the most up-to-date look at the presidential race in the
Obama's war on coal continues to claim casualties.
From The Associated Press:
Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday it is cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs, including 400 with the immediate closing of eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Pa. Supreme Court refuses to overturn new Voter ID law
Democrats and the ACLU went to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court seeking to overturn Pa.'s new voter ID law. The court voted 4-2 to send the case back to a lower court that already ruled it was constitutional.
Poll Finds Strong Support for New Pennsylvania Voter ID Law
There's no question that the new Pennsylvania Voter ID law has turned
into a political football. Democrats found eight people to sue the
state claiming their right to vote will be suppressed. Never mind the
fact that all eight plaintiffs have or were able to get a valid photo ID
card. The facts don't matter here.
This is a party with a long history of voter fraud in places like Philadelphia maintaining the status quo.
the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules on the matter, the justices, who
are elected, should keep in mind that a new poll commissioned by the
Democratic Party-friendly Philadelphia Inquirer found that nearly 7 in
10 Pennsylvania residents support the new law.
short-term benefit the justices may think they will get from big-money
Philadelphia Democrats will be canceled out in the end by voters who
are tired of activist judges usurping the authority of elected
legislators and the governor.
Challenge to Pa. voter ID law is case of contradictions
Remind me again why this case is before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
From PA Independent:
All eight plaintiffs seeking an injunction to prevent the law from taking effect before the Nov. 6 election possess the required photo identification or other documentation the new law requires to vote. That brings to questions the plaintiff’s main claim that thousands of Pennsylvanians couldn’t obtain the necessary identification in time.
Romney Announces Pennsylvania Campaign Leadership Team
The Romney Campaign today announced statewide and county campaign leadership throughout
is going to play a pivotal role in this election," said co-chairman Gov. Tom Corbett. "In 2010, the voters of
Pennsylvania were tired of the status-quo and supported the candidates who
stood for common sense priorities like fixing our economy and creating jobs — In
2012, Gov. Mitt Romney is that candidate. Gov. Romney has a plan and
proven leadership to grow the economy and restore America as the best place in
the world to find a job, start a business, and raise a family."
of fiscal responsibility, the big-spending agenda and failed economic policies
of President Obama have been disheartening to Gov. Corbett, myself and
millions of Americans," added co-chairman Sen. Pat Toomey. "In the U.S. Senate, I have fought hard to restore
the principles of a limited government and an American economy that is a
shining example for the world. Rather than work towards economic recovery and
the future of our children and grandchildren, President Obama has made his
re-election his top priority, and the only way to change our nation’s course is
to make President Obama’s first term, his only term. I am proud to be
part of the team that will ensure Gov. Romney’s election as President, and
a return to the principles that have made America the greatest nation on
Here's the complete list of party leaders who will work to deliver a win for Romney/Ryan in Pennsylvania:
Senator Pat Toomey
State Finance Chairs
National Committeeman Bob Asher
National Committeewoman Christine Toretti
Republican Party of Pennsylvania
Chairman Rob Gleason
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick
Lieutenant Governor Jim
Tony Phyrillas is the managing editor and political blogger at The Mercury, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper in Pottstown, Pa. Phyrillas has won several national and state awards for commentary, including first place for column writing in 2010 by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors. Phyrillas has been featured on National Public Radio and The New York Times and is a frequent commentator on radio and television programs. He co-hosted 'Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas & Mike Pincus' on WPAZ 1370 AM from 2008 to 2009.