Friday, March 29, 2013

Food stamp enrollment up 70% under Obama

Obama truly is the Food Stamp President: Enrollment in the food stamp program — officially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — has soared by 70 percent in the years since President Obama first took office, a new report finds.

Food stamp president: Enrollment up 70 percent under Obama - Washington Times

Student loan rates to double under Obama

If you're one of those college students who voted for Obama, get ready to be screwed big time by the man who promised you hope and change.

Student loan rates to double without Congressional action

Jobless claims rise. More than 5 million on unemployment rolls.

Next time Obama talks about a recovery, somebody should throw a shoe at him. More than 5.4 million Americans are collecting unemployment checks and more than 10 million have given up looking for work while the Obama Recession continues.

Jobless claims rise. More than 5 million on unemployment rolls.

PA Ranks 31 on 'Freedom in the 50 States' Report Card

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Obama's America: 47.8 Million on Food Stamps

Welcome to Obama's America: Enrollment in federal food stamp program has soared 70% since Barack Obama took office in 2008. Not exactly the hope and change you were promised, is it?

47.8 Million Americans on Food Stamps

Cyprus' Imminent Collapse

Stockton bankruptcy showcases results of union greed, Democratic complicity

Mysterious website targets Bruce Castor

Politics is a contact sport.

Somebody has launched a website critical of Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr., who has been making noise about challenging incumbent Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Mysterious website targets Castor

Obama's pain in the butt

The Obama Recovery That Never Happened

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gov. Corbett to nominate interim justice to PA Supreme Court

A good move by Gov. Corbett. The court currently has six members and is prone to tie votes. In fact, if the court had all seven voting members, the Voter ID bill would have been ruled constitutional.

The problem for Corbett is that the Republican-controlled Senate, which needs to confirm the nomination by a two-thirds margin, is divided 27-23 so that means the governor will need some Democrats to vote yes on the nomination.

The interim justice would serve until a full-time justice is elected in 2015.

So what would I do if I was the governor? I'd nominate a seasoned member of the Senate who is a lawyer. (John Rafferty?)  It would be harder for Dems to oppose someone in their own chamber ... and it would hold out a political bone to Dems of possibly adding another Democrat to the Senate in 2014.

Corbett to nominate interim justice - News - Citizens' Voice

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Is the student loan bubble about to pop?

Study: Obama health overhaul to raise claims cost 32%

REALITY CHECK FOR ALL LOW-INFORMATION OBAMA VOTERS: New report predicts massive increases in health care premiums under Obamacare: From The Associated Press: The disparities are striking. By 2017, the estimated increase would be 62 percent for California, about 80 percent for Ohio, more than 20 percent for Florida and 67 percent for Maryland.

Study: Obama health overhaul to raise claims cost 32%

Monday, March 25, 2013

Obama Spending Priorities

Obamavote: Healthcare application registers voters, too

Cyprus bank heist: Can it happen here?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Weekly GOP Address: Dems Seek $1.5T in New Taxes

Friday, March 22, 2013

Exhibit A: Why Pa. should not legalize marijuana

Daylin Leach, a far-left state lawmaker in Pennsylvania, has introduced a bill to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Pennsylvania. He doesn't see any harm to making pot available to more people and taxing it so the state could spend more money. In today's edition of The Pottstown Mercury, you can read about an 18-year-old driver under the influence of marijuana who struck and killed a 40-year--old mother of two while she was was jogging in Limerick, Pa. This case, Sen. Leach, is reason enough why your bill to legalize pot use should never see the light of day.

Montco D.A.: Teen was texting, DUI when he hit Limerick jogger

Amid oil boom, ethanol helps inflate gasoline prices

Not only do government subsidies to divert corn as a gasoline additive drive up the cost of gas, but the shortage of corn also drives up food prices.

Amid oil boom, ethanol helps inflate gasoline prices

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Will Cyprus socialist bank heist come to U.S.?

Why black voters might be the GOP's secret weapon

Newspaper: Property tax reform vital for Pa.

Jay Leno: Not Another Obama Magazine Cover


These Republicans Want to Raise Your Taxes

The Cypriot Domino

Writing at American Thinker, Bruce Walker argues the tiny island-nation of Cyprus may prove the first domino in a collapse of the Eurozone financial system.

The Cypriot Domino


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Poll: 71% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Allowing Voter Registration

The Obama Wonka Crisis Factory

Cyprus Bank Heist foiled by legislators and pitchfork-wielding peasants

Gov. Corbett to speak at 2013 PA Leadership Conference

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will address the 2013 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference during the event's Liberty Dinner on Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill, PA.
Gov. Corbett will become the first sitting governor to speak at the conference in the 24-year history of the Keystone State's largest gathering of conservative political activists.
Corbett joins Steve Hayes of Fox News/The Weekly Standard, pollster/commentator Scott Rasmussen, Fox News Contributor Deneen Borelli, FrackNation producer Ann McElhinney, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, political analyst John Gizzi, Congressman Scott Perry, Congressman Keith Rothfus, and John Fund of National Review as announced speakers for the two-day event.
This year's conference will be held on April 19-20, 2013.
Panel topics include session on Broadening the Conservative Coalition, Unleashing the Economic Potential of Penn's Woods, Freedom to Work, and a State IssuesRoundtable. There will also be three workshop sessions focusing on Using Social Media; The 10th Amendment and States' Rights and Citizen Lobbying.
Registration for the 2013 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is now open at

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Liberal Madness 2013 Brackets Announced

Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped?

Welfare Secretary: Pa. can't afford name change so welfare clients won't be offended

It's bad enough Pennsylvania spends more on welfare each year ($11 billion) than it does for public education, but now there's a campaign to drop the word "welfare" from the Department of Welfare so people collecting welfare payments won't be offended.

A Philadelphia-area state lawmaker wants to change the name of the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare to the Department of Human Services so the millions of people on welfare don't have live with the "stigma" of receiving welfare payments.

Welfare secretary: Pa. can't afford dept. name change

The Path to Citizenship

Liberal WashPost Columnist on Obama's Failed Foreign Policy

Is Obama Building A Federal Police Force?

Monday, March 18, 2013

'Bible' producers dismiss Obama-Satan connection

Ted Cruz at CPAC 2013: 'Surrender, or stand up now'

Cypriot deposits grab shocks savers across Europe

What happens when socialist governments run out of tax money? They tap into private bank accounts.

Cypriot deposits grab shocks savers across Europe

Why Latinos stick with Obama despite his record of failure

Columnist Esther Cepeda tries to figure out why Latino voters overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama even though his policies have hurt them over the past four years.

Esther J. Cepeda: Why Latinos stick with Obama

Sunday, March 17, 2013

With friends like these ...

Cyprus to raid private bank deposits on orders from European Union

Your money is not your own as socialist Europe moves to confiscate private wealth to continue funding its failed socialist governments.

Cyprus to raid private bank deposits, on orders from European Union. | RedState

Why does Obama need 1.6 billion bullets?

Why isn't the lapdog liberal media asking any questions?

From Diana West's lastest column on the Obama administration stockpiling massive amounts of ammunition in the name of homeland security:
Commentators who have done the math tell us the feds’ ammo dump includes enough bullets to fight the war in Iraq for 27 years, or enough bullets to shoot every American citizen five times over.
Diana West: Why does Obama need 1.6 billion bullets?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekly GOP Address: Paul Ryan Unveils Budget Plan

Feds recapture 4 illegals released during Obama Sequester Terror dump

IRS: $917M in unclaimed tax refunds to expire April 15

Friday, March 15, 2013

Mitt Romney Full Speech at CPAC 2013

Rand Paul at CPAC 2013: 'For liberty to expand, government must shrink'

Democrats: If I Only Had A Brain ...

Feds re-arrest 4 illegals Obama released

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Toomey to CPAC: Still haunted by 2012 presidential campaign

Sen. Pat Toomey is not alone. Most Americans are haunted by the inexplicable re-election of a failed president.

Toomey to CPAC: Still haunted by 2012 presidential campaign

Welcome to Obama's America: Record 1 in 3 U.S. counties dying

From The Associated Press: New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the population shifts as the U.S. encounters its most sluggish growth levels since the Great Depression.

Census: Record 1 in 3 U.S. counties are dying

Expert: Obamacare set to 'implode'

The high costs and exploding bureaucracy that Americans will face starting in 2014 will lead most to revolt against the government takeover of health care, predicts Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute and one of the leading policy-based critics of Obamacare.

Expert: Obamacare set to 'implode'

Obama's Legacy

Obama blames Bush for decision to cancel White House tours

Obama tells his favorite liberal TV lackey, Little Georgie Stephanopolous, that it's not his fault that schoolchildren can no longer tour the White House.

Obama tries to spin White House tour shutdown, makes it worse | Human Events

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sen. Mike Lee: Obamacare bans 98% of individual insurance plans

Remember when Obama promised you could keep your current health plan? He lied.

Sen. Mike Lee: Obamacare bans 98 percent of individual insurance plans |

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Obamacare sticker shock

How do you provide free health care to 30 million people? Bill the rest of us for it. That's appears to be the secret to Obamacare.

From The Associated Press:
The nation’s big health insurers say they expect premiums — or the cost for insurance coverage — to rise from 20 to 100 percent for millions of people due to changes that will occur when key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) roll out in January 2014. 
Insurers warn of Obamacare-induced sticker shock

Obama Needs New Pants

Obama's own words expose his hypocrisy on debt

Why are liberals such hypocrites? Debt mattered while George W. Bush was president, but Obama piles on another $6 trillion debt, and it's no longer a concern? How stupid do you have to be to continue to believe Obama's lies?

David Harsanyi: In 2006, Obama explained why debt matters. Here's the speech:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

$2.2 Billion Spent on 'Free' Obama Phones

Congressman Tim Griffin of Oklahoma reports that 41% of the people who received those "free" Obama phones did not meet the low-income eligibility.

And many of the people receiving the phones are deceased, according to Rep. Griffin.

The program costs $2.2 billion.

Talk about waste and fraud in the federal government.

In The News | Congressman Tim Griffin

That Sinking Feeling

Top 10 gun-toting American politicians

Ohio poll worker indicted for voting for Obama 6 times

Cox, Argall Unveil PA Property Tax Independence Act

Joined by a bipartisan coalition of state legislators in Harrisburg Tuesday, state Rep. Jim Cox (R-129) and state Sen. David G. Argall (R-29) unveiled the Property Tax Independence Act, a proposal to completely replace school district property taxes.

PA State Rep. Jim Cox - Cox, Argall and Others Unveil Property Tax Independence Act

The Congressional Dodo

Nearly 5,000 Pa. state workers paid $100,000-plus

Who says you can't get rich working for the government?

The number of employees with six-figure earnings has more than quadrupled since 2002, according to the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

Nearly 5,000 Pa. state workers paid $100,000-plus

Survey: Vast Majority of Americans Mistrust the Government

Monday, March 11, 2013

What Just Happened?

Rep. Jim Gerlach: Wasteful spending is the real crisis

The Most Transparent Administration Ever ... Not!

13 hours that changed the Republican Party

Real March Madness

Government hostility toward job creation under Obama

8.3M drop out of work force since Obama took office

Signs Point to 2000 Election Redux in 2016

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Meet some low-information Obama supporters

Obama's 'make America hurt' plan

Show me where in the president's job description where it says his job is to punish the American people.

Obama's 'make America hurt' plan

Editorial: PA Attorney General Kane playing politics with her office

Weekly GOP Address: We need to grow the economy, not the government

In case you missed it: Congressional hearing on global warming canceled by D.C. snowstorm

Friday, March 8, 2013

Real unemployment rate for February is 14.3%

James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute throws some cold water on the release of the February unemployment numbers. Pethokoukis notes that the broader U-6 unemployment rate, which is a more accurate way of measuring the nation's work force, stands at 14.3% unemployment.

James Pethokoukis: To praise the February jobs report is to embrace the New Normal economy

Different Worlds

Liberals in Denial About Obamacare’s Impact on the Deficit

The easiest way to make a dent in the national debt and to eliminate those "sequester" cuts is to pull the plug on Obamacare.

Liberals in Denial About Obamacare’s Impact on the Deficit | RedState

Disturbing News In Latest Jobs Report

Don't be too impressed with the latest government unemployment report.

John Steele Gordon at Commentary Magazine:
Worse, the workforce participation rate, the percentage of the working-age population that is actually working, is only 63.5 percent. At the start of the recession it was 66 percent. In other words, millions of people have dropped out of the labor force. If they had not, the unemployment rate would be over 10 percent.
The Jobs Report

Thorns to Obama for canceling White House tours

From the editorial page of The Pottstown Mercury:
THORNS to President Obama for announcing this week that he is closing the White House to public tours because of the sequestration. This is a petty and thinly-veiled strategy by Obama to put pressure on members of Congress, who arrange the popular tours of the White House for their constituents. Obama didn't get what he wanted in negotiations with Congress over spending cuts and tax hikes, so he's resorted to punishing school children and other tourists visiting Washington, D.C., in the coming months. "Due to staffing reductions resulting from the sequester, we regret to inform you that White House tours are canceled effective Saturday, March 9, until further notice," the administration informed House and Senate offices. "We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular spring touring season." There's plenty of government spending to be cut in Washington, but shuttering the doors of the White House to the American people should not be on that list. Reports that the tours are run by volunteers and the cost of having extra security is minimal reinforce suspicion that Obama canceled the tours out of spite. It's another example of Obama's unpresidential behavior when he doesn't get his way.
Roses to Albert Boscov, a retailing and community legend

States balk at $15B Obama healthcare 'tax'

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Benghazi stonewall cracks again

The enduring seduction of benevolent dictatorship

The Reason For Sen. Rand Paul's Filibuster

House Dem admits Obama overstated sequester damage

13 hours later ... Sen. Rand Paul triumphs

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Sky Isn't Falling?

6 Obama sequester claims shot down by fact checkers

Would Obama lie to get his way? Just a half-dozen times or so.

6 Obama administration sequester claims shot down by fact checkers

Editorial: Pa. Gov. Corbett, Lt. Gov. Cawley showing leadership

Obama to minions: Make the sequester hurt the American people

National Debt - Accountability

Obama Admin Wants to Deport Christian Homeschoolers

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Obama's Version of 'Mini-Me'

Newspaper: Democratic PA AG Kane putting party politics over state

 Excellent editorial in The Altoona Mirror about Pennsylvania's new Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who continues to push her partisan agenda instead of representing the best interests of Pennsylvania residents:

From the editorial:
If Kane declines to defend the voter ID law, that job would fall to the governor's Office of General Counsel.

Given Kane's ambivalence on the law, perhaps the Office of General Counsel would present a stronger defense of the measure.

But that also would show just how partisan Kane is in her job, and that will only result in a further lack of confidence that she is putting Pennsylvania's needs above her party's.
AG Kathleen Kane putting party over state - - Altoona, PA

A president wanting to inflict pain on the American people?

A president wanting to inflict pain on the American people? All you low-information voters still feeling good about re-electing Obama?

Email tells feds to make sequester as painful as promised - Washington Times

Obama job approval tumbles

This Is Obama's Idea of Leadership?

John Stossel: The sequester is not even a cut

Obama Borrowed Nearly 6 Times as Much in February as Sequester Cuts All Year

Monday, March 4, 2013

Democrat Calls Liquor Sales a 'Core Service' of Pa. Government

U.S. can't cut 2% of government spending, but the Muslim Brotherhood gets $250

Obama's Mayan Calendar Moment

The Disasters Unleashed by Obama's Reelection

Gallup: Obama's Job Approval Drops to 46%

Obama's job approval has dropped to its lowest level since the Nov. 6, 2012, election.

Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

Mitt Romney: 'It kills me not to be in the White House'

Shrinking Legislature could save Pa. $8M

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ann Romney: Mitt Was Not Given a Fair Shake by Liberal Media

Zogby: 'Chicken Little' Obama Earns 'F' For Sequester Fiasco

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weekly Republican Address: A Future For Our Children

Obamanomics: Consumer income hits 20-year low

Friday, March 1, 2013

And now a message from Barack Obama, your Demagogue-in-chief

Remembering Andrew Breitbart: One Year Later

Don't-Do-Jack and the Beanstalk

Potential Corbett challenger Bruce Castor launches website

It's looking more likely that Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the 2014 GOP primary.

Castor, who served two terms as Montgomery County district attorney, and has flirted with statewide campaigns in the past, has made no secret of his disappointment with Corbett's first two years in office.

Now he plans to snipe at Corbett through a website,

 "Pennsylvania has yet to reach its pinnacle, and with your help we'll get there," Castor writes on the site, which also has links to Castor's Facebook page and Twitter account.

Several potential Democratic challengers to Corbett have also emerged, the most notable of which is Philadelphia-area Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, a pro-abortion, anti-gun liberal who has served in Congress for the past 10 years.

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Low Information Voters? How about a Low Information President?

A devastating assessment of our low-information president by Bruce Johnson at American Thinker:
It is becoming apparent that the President is purposely kept in a bubble by his handlers, protected by the aegis of screened questioning. He is merely a one trick pony with the trick being nothing but media-enabled and unrebutted declarative demagoguery delivered to fawning audiences and broadcast to the clinically under informed.
Low Information Voters? How about a Low Information President?