Archive for February, 2012
Lying is not going to rebut Newt Gingrich’s compelling understanding of America’s energy policy and huge energy reserves.
In a speech that the Gingrich campaign has begun broadcasting around the country, and which is posted at Newt.org, Gingrich presents a unique new vision for a booming American economy. I think you will find it pathbreaking. It is so compelling that it drew Obama into a transcontinental debate with the former Speaker, the first exchange that Obama has decisively lost since he appeared on the national stage.
Read More By Peter Ferrara at The American Spectator
Passed by the Republican Party of Milwaukee County, in caucus assembled, on Saturday February 25, 2012
Resolution 2012-01 - Public Employee Collective Bargaining Privileges
Resolution 2012-02 - Iron Mining in Wisconsin
Resolution 2012-03 - Reform of The Recall Process
Resolution 2012-04 - Expansion of Education Choices for Parents
Resolution 2012-05 - Reaffirmation of the Oath of Office
Resolution 2012-06 - Eliminate the Government Accountability Board
Resolution 2012-07 - Elimination of Same Day Voter Registration
Resolution 2012-08 - Approve and Build The Keystone Pipeline
Resolution 2012-09 - Climate Change and Energy Independence
Resolution 2012-10 - Separate the Sewers – Finally!
Resolution 2012-11 - Election of Governing Boards
Resolution 2012-12 - De-Funding Planned Parenthood
Resolution 2012-13 - Affirmation of Life
Resolution 2012-14 - Repeal ObamaCare
Resolution 2012-15 - The National Debt, Balancing the Federal Budget, and Earmarks
Resolution 2012-16 - Retirement Planning Reform
Resolution 2012-17 - Each Proposal Shall Have Its Own Bill
Resolution 2012-18 - Litigation Reform
Resolution 2012-19 - Immigration Reform
Resolution 2012-20 - Liberty Preservation Resolution
The College Republicans at Marquette University were eagerly anticipating a debate on abortion set for March 1st. The organization had booked Marquette theology professor Dan Maguire, S.T.D., an outspoken pro-choice liberal, and Dr. Mike Adams, a professor at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington and an energetic pro-life advocate. The debate was to be funded in part by the Marquette University Student Government Activity Fee and Young America’s Foundation.
It’s a passport to trouble — and it can be bought for just $260 on the streets of Jackson Heights, Queens.
In just one hour, The Post was able to buy a phony green card, Social Security card and New York state driver’s license from a stranger on a corner — all of which could serve as a gateway to obtain legitimate IDs.
The cards are frighteningly real — convincing enough to fool creditors, potential employers and security at buildings and even the airport.
Experts said the biggest fear is that these IDs are being bought by people who slipped past border crossings.
Read more By CANDICE M. GIOVE at NYPost.com
George Washington, the nation’s first President, was also one of the wealthiest men to hold the office. His Virginia plantation, “Mount Vernon,” consisted of five separate farms on 8,000 acres of prime farmland. Washington made significantly more than subsequent presidents: his salary was two percent of the total U.S. budget in 1789.
Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was not one of America’s wealthiest - any opportunity to make money after his term of office was cut short. He was born in a log cabin and served as an attorney for 17 years before his presidency. He owned a single-family home in Springfield, Illinois.
Read more at 247wallst.com
As Americans sit down to file their federal tax returns, a simple question comes to mind — what’s a “fair share” to give the federal government in taxes?
For half the working population, fair means paying almost no income taxes at all.
“The top 10 percent income earners pay about 70 percent of federal income taxes,” says Will McBride of the Tax Foundation. “The bottom 50 percent of tax filers have, they pay almost no federal income tax. They pay about 3 percent of federal income taxes.”
Read more By Jim Angle at Fox News
The screaming crowds and near Elvis-fanfare that greeted Obama as he campaigned across America in 2008, began dying down in late 2009 and have been reduced to nothing more than a whimper in 2012. He is no longer the juggernaut on an upward trajectory: rather, he’s the man who promised hope and change but delivered Fast and Furious. He’s the propagandist for government sponsored green energy programs that are going belly-up at a record pace, and the author of economic policies that have kept unemployment above 8% since February 2009. He so badly wants to hear Farrakhan use the word “messiah” when referencing him again, but the Nation of Islam leader who said he heard the messiah speak when Obama spoke in 2008 has since called Obama “a murderer.”
Read more by AWR Hawkins at biggovernment.com
OFFICIAL CALL OF THE
2012 REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MILWAUKEE COUNTY CAUCUS
Saturday February 25, 2012, Caucus Convenes at 9:45 a.m.
Caucus Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Breakfast (you must have pre-ordered) at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Harmony Inn, 5601 Broad Street, Greendale.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT IT IS HEREBY CALLED, by the action of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County Executive Committee, at the meeting on November 15, 2011, that a delegate caucus for the entire Milwaukee County will be held on Saturday February 25, 2012, starting promptly at 9:45am, at Harmony Inn, 5601 Broad Street, Greendale. There is a fee of $5 per caucus attendee, for caucus only. Breakfast is extra, for $10 (deadline for breakfast signup has passed). YOU MUST BE A CURRENT, PAID-UP MEMBER OF THE RPMC TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CAUCUS.
The caucus will be gaveled to order promptly at 9:45 a.m. to transact the following business:
1. To promulgate and adopt the report of the Committees on Constitution, Credentials, Rules, and Resolutions
2. To vote on delegates & alternates submitted by the branches
3. To transact such other business as may properly come before the caucus
* The deadline for signing up for breakfast at Harmony Inn has already passed.
Renewals had to have been in by Thurs. Feb. 16 to participate in this caucus.
New members had to have their forms and money in by Friday Jan. 27.
To sign up online for membership, and participate in next year’s caucus, go to - http://secure.yourpatriot.com/ou/rpmc/membersignup.aspx
Authorized and Paid for by the Republican Party of Milwaukee County, Jim Sanfilippo, Treasurer
The once-invincible Obama campaign team has become mistake-prone
The sound and fury of the Republican primary has distracted political observers from one of the most interesting political developments of the cycle thus far: President Obama’s reelection campaign is a pallid imitation of his 2008 juggernaut.
The merits and importance of that campaign have been exaggerated, of course. Show me a candidate from the out-party running in an environment in which the incumbent averages 29 percent approval in the run-up to the election, in which the economy is in a recession and credit crisis, in which U.S. troops are deployed overseas in two unpopular wars, and I’ll show you a winner. The fact that Obama’s general election opponent chose to ignore his greatest vulnerability only eased his passage to the White House. The favorable political landscape and the media’s hosannas obscured weaknesses—Obama’s remoteness, his dependence on scripts, his partisanship, and his inflated sense of his powers of persuasion—that would harm him after the Inauguration.
Read more by Matthew Continetti at FreeBeacon.com
A plan to triple the tax rate would hurt all shareholders.
President Obama’s 2013 budget is the gift that keeps on giving—to government. One buried surprise is his proposal to triple the tax rate on corporate dividends, which believe it or not is higher than in his previous budgets.
Mr. Obama is proposing to raise the dividend tax rate to the higher personal income tax rate of 39.6% that will kick in next year. Add in the planned phase-out of deductions and exemptions, and the rate hits 41%. Then add the 3.8% investment tax surcharge in ObamaCare, and the new dividend tax rate in 2013 would be 44.8%—nearly three times today’s 15% rate.
Keep in mind that dividends are paid to shareholders only after the corporation pays taxes on its profits. So assuming a maximum 35% corporate tax rate and a 44.8% dividend tax, the total tax on corporate earnings passed through as dividends would be 64.1%.
Read more at the Wall Street Journal
This year’s Index of Dependence on Government presented startling findings about the sharp increase of Americans who rely on the federal government for housing, food, income, student aid or other assistance. (See last week’s chart.)
Another eye-popping number was the percentage of Americans who don’t pay income taxes, which now accounts for nearly half of the U.S. population. Meanwhile, most of that population receives generous federal benefits.
“One of the most worrying trends in the Index is the coinciding growth in the non-taxpaying public,” wrote Heritage authors Bill Beach and Patrick Tyrrell. “The percentage of people who do not pay federal income taxes, and who are not claimed as dependents by someone who does pay them, jumped from 14.8 percent in 1984 to 49.5 percent in 2009.”
That means 151.7 million Americans paid nothing in 2009. By comparison, 34.8 million tax filers paid no taxes in 1984.
Read more by Rob Bluey at blog.heritage.org
The United States Senate has not passed a budget since April 29, 2009.
Tuesday, January 24, (the day of President Obama’s last State of the Union speech) marked the 1,000th day since the U.S. Senate has passed a budget—an egregious dereliction of duty on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D–NV) watch. By enacting continuing resolution upon continuing resolution (short-term measures to keep the government running, spending money at the current rate), the Senate has taken a pass on leading, all to the detriment of the poor and middle class.
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West Allis Republicans Monthly Branch Meeting
Thursday Feb. 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm
RPMC Headquarters, 1488 S. 84th St., West Allis
Topics: RPMC Caucus this Saturday, Recalls, Local Elections
Former Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino has noticed the press handling their duties differently when it comes to reporting high gas prices. This isn’t surprising. Back when it was clear the MSM was in the tank for Obama, there was no reason to assume that wouldn’t also include the gas tank:
Read more by by Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin