Wednesday, April 29, 2015

7th Pa. Newspaper Calls on Embattled AG Kathleen Kane to Resign

Kathleen Kane's hometown newspaper is the latest - and by my count the seventh Pennsylvania newspaper - demanding Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general resign.

From the editorial page of the Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice:
Kane ineptly has maneuvered herself into a dismal place where her only remaining defense is incompetence. And that place has a single viable exit — resignation.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the Harrisburg Patriot News, the Express-Times of Easton and the Scranton Times-Tribune have all called on Kane to resign, citing a grand jury recommendation she be charged with perjury and a variety of scandals that have beset her tenure since the Democrat took office in January 2013.

That list includes the state's leading conservative newspaper (the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) and the state's biggest and most liberal newspaper, The Philadelphia Inquirer. The influential Harrisburg Patriot News and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, two very liberal newspapers that endorsed Kane in 2012, also want her to step down immediately.

Read the full Citizens' Voice editorial at the link below:

Kane should resign as AG - Opinion - Citizens' Voice

Thursday, April 23, 2015

What keeps politicians awake at night

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sen. Toomey to vote against Loretta Lynch confirmation

Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, a first-term Republican, has announced he will vote against the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Obama's controversial pick for attorney general to replace the even more controversial Eric Holder.

The Senate is expected to vote on Lynch on Thursday.

During testimony before the Senate and in public comments, Lynch has displayed an unwillingness to show independence on most of Obama's controversial issues such as immigration, domestic spying, gun control and the need to investigate a variety of scandals that have plagued the Obama administration.

Just like Holder, Lynch will be an enabler of Obama's unconstitutional actions.

Pennsylvania's other US senator, Bob Casey Jr., a Democrat who rubber-stamps the Obama agenda, will most likely vote to confirm Lynch.

Toomey sent a fund-raising appeal out today that included the following message about Lynch:
"Tomorrow, I will vote to oppose Loretta Lynch's confirmation as Attorney General of the United States. Due to concerns about whether she would uphold the rule of law and defend the Constitution in the face of President Obama's executive actions, she will not be receiving my support.
The United States Senate must not confirm Loretta Lynch as our next Attorney General."

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

About that new Hillary logo ...

Taxpayer Protection Act Advances in the PA Senate

Gov. Wolf Unionization Scheme is About Money

Labor unions put Democrat Tom Wolf into the governor's seat and now he's
paying them back at the expense of Pennsylvania taxpayers.

This Unionization Scheme is About Money

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Keeping Up With Hillary's Lies

Anti-Clinton Book #1 on NYT Best Seller List

Muslims Murder 12 Christians Throwing Them Overboard

Bill O'Reilly: Next president is going to inherit an incredible mess from Obama

Bill O'Reilly: Next president is going to inherit an incredible mess, both at home and abroad, from Obama.

Column: Clinton's Conundra

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio announces 2016 presidential bid

Wolf's Stealth Unionization is Happening Now

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Catching Up With Hillary's Past ...

Far Left Media Matters: Contested Primary Would Be Bad for Hillary

Hillary Clinton's Favorability Is At Lowest Point Since 2008

Rand Paul Questions Hillary's Sincerity on Women's Rights

Introducing the Hillary Clinton Laugh Button

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rand Paul's message: 'We've come to take our country back!'

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Obamanomics: Record Number of Americans Out Of The Labor Force

The bogus monthly unemployment numbers released by the Labor Department don't count the number of people who have given up looking for work. That number has reached a record 83.1 million.

Record Number Out Of The Labor Force | Truth Revolt

'American Sniper' tops $345M at box-office; coming to DVD on May 19

Marking 100 days in theaters, "American Sniper" continues to earn big bucksfor Warner Bros., topping $345.7 million at the domestic box-office.

The Clint Eastwood-directed film has also earned $189.5 million overseas, bringing its worldwide box-office earnings to $535 million.

"American Sniper" is already No. 28 on the all-time list of box-office hits.

The Bradley Cooper biopic of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is coming to DVD on Tuesday, May 19, so don't be surprised if it sets a bunch of records for DVD sales and rentals this spring.

American Sniper DVD Release Date May 19, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Is that John Kerry in the Easter Bunny suit?

Pa.'s biggest newspaper calls on AG Kathleen Kane to resign

From the editorial pages of The Philadelphia Inquirer, which never met a Democrat, including Kathleen Kane, it didn't endorse for office:
Pennsylvania's self-destructing attorney general, Kathleen Kane, should resign. This week alone, The Inquirer has reported that she disrupted a second political corruption case, while the Supreme Court upheld a probe into her dissemination of grand jury information that could yield criminal charges.
It's now clear that since her early days in office, Kane's attempts to protect legitimate law enforcement targets and smear rivals have been at odds with the public interest.
Editorial: Kane should step down

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Questions So Stupid Only MSNBC Would Ask Them

Poll shows Clinton slipping in trustworthiness among voters

A new Quinnipiac University poll of voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida finds few people believe Hillary Clinton is honest or trustworthy.

Poll shows Clinton slipping in trustworthiness among voters

Don't Be Fooled: Gov. Wolf's Budget Will Cost You

 These days, April Fools' isn't the only day you have to be on guard for potential pranks. As we move through budget season in the state legislature, don't be tricked by phrases like "holistic budget" or "property tax relief."

In fact, under Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget, the last thing middle-class, working families and small businesses will feel is relief. What's really in Gov. Wolf's budget plan for Pennsylvania? Billions in new taxes and borrowing to support historic levels of government spending.

Last month, the governor presented his ideal state spending plan, a $33.8 billion budget that relies on major tax increases and increased borrowing. As proposed, Gov. Wolf's budget would spend state taxpayer dollars at unprecedented levels, and represents a 16 percent increase with $4.7 billion in new spending this year alone.

Just how much does he want to spend? If Gov. Wolf's plan is enacted, the Commonwealth will spend $92.6 million in state dollars every day. That equates to $3.9 million per hour, over $64,307 per minute or $1,071 per second.

To pay for this huge increase in government spending, Gov. Wolf is looking to you, the taxpayer. His plan would raise the Personal Income Tax (PIT) by 21 percent and increase and expand Sales and Use Tax revenues by over 40 percent for more state spending. The result? An outrageous, every-thing-in-the-kitchen-sink budget that is balanced on the backs of hard-working, middle-class families and small businesses which account for more than 95 percent of all employers in Pennsylvania.

In addition to raising existing taxes, Gov. Wolf is also proposing to effectively create 550 new taxes, many of which would negatively impact our most vulnerable citizens. Products and services that were not taxed before, like diapers, baby wipes, child care, personal hygiene products, veterinarian services, non-prescription drugs, caskets and burial vaults, home health care services and assisted living services, will now be taxed at 6.6 percent.

What will Pennsylvanians get in return? Gov. Wolf has promised his plan will provide much-needed property tax relief, but will it? Not likely. The governor's plan would raise $6.8 billion in taxes, but only put $3.7 billion toward property tax relief. As proposed, taxpayers in more than 400 of the state's 500 school districts would pay more in personal income and sales taxes than they would receive in property tax relief.

Additionally, the governor's distribution of wealth plan disproportionally benefits urban districts, which already receive the highest allocation of state education funding.

Taxpayers can see how their school district fares under the governor's budget at

Think about it: It took this Commonwealth 200 years to reach a budget of $20 billion. Eight years under infamous spender, Gov. Rendell brought us to $28 billion. Our new governor blows those numbers out of the water, looking to spend an $8 billion more in the next two years alone. Just as you struggle to live within your means to balance your household budget, we as state government must also live in reality.

As state representatives who promised to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, we cannot support a budget that raises billions of dollars in new taxes but fails to address the state's well-known, impending pension crisis or rein in government spending. With our economy finally on the rebound, we need a budget that addresses government waste, fraud and abuse, continues to grow our economy and, most importantly, protects taxpayers.

This April Fools' Day, don't let a wolf pull the wool over your eyes with promises of "jobs that pay, schools that teach and government that works." The only guarantee that comes with Gov. Wolf's spending plan is that taxpayers will certainly pay.

Rep. Kerry Benninghoff is the Majority Policy Chairman, and Rep. Bryan Cutler is the Majority Whip of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Both are Republicans.