Posts Tagged ‘Republican’
–SNIP– Or, as the White House puts it on its website promoting an increase in the minimum wage, “Today, the real value of the minimum wage has fallen by nearly one-third since its peak in 1968.”
Why were wages so high until 1968? Because that’s when Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act kicked in, bringing in about a million immigrants a year, almost 90 percent of them unskilled workers from the Third World.
Our immigration policies massively redistribute wealth from the poorest Americans to the richest. It’s a basic law of economics that when the supply goes up, the price goes down. More workers means the price of their labor plummets.
–SNIP– Democrats show how much they love the poor by importing a million more of them to America each year. But then they prevent the last batch of poor immigrants from getting decent, well-paying jobs by bringing in another million poor people the next year.
You want a higher minimum wage? Turn off the spigot of low-wage workers pouring in to the U.S. and it will rise on its own through the iron law of supply and demand.
In response to the Democrats’ minimum wage proposal, Republicans should introduce a bill ending both legal and illegal immigration until the minimum wage rises naturally to $14 an hour.
Read more by Ann Coulter at AnnCoulter.com
February may be our shortest month, but it’s filled with notable events. This month, we celebrate Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year and Washington’s Birthday. We also commemorate President’s Day as well as every lover’s favorite, Valentine’s Day. February has also been reserved as Black History Month. After doing just a little digging, I was struck by the significant role the Republican Party played in not only emancipating slaves in the antebellum South, but also in accepting and elevating them into American society. I was also amazed by how often the Democratic Party thwarted the GOP’s efforts.
After the Civil War, the 13th Amendment, putting an end to slavery, was passed by a 100 percent Republican vote; only 23 percent of the Democrats joined in. Amendment 14, granting blacks the civil rights enjoyed by all citizens, passed with 94 percent Republican participation; this time, not a single Democrat voted for it. The 15th Amendment, which gave blacks access to the voting booth, was passed with 98 percent of Republicans voting for it, and 97 percent of Democrats voting against it.
During Reconstruction, 23 blacks were elected to Congress — all Republicans. The first black Democrat wasn’t elected until 1935 — from Illinois. The first Southern African-American Democrat wasn’t elected to Congress until 1973.
Are we beginning to see a trend here? Buckle up; I’m just getting started.
Read more by Michael Dorstewitz at DebatingPolitics.thoughts.com
Do you really know the Democratic Party’s history related to slavery in early America? I did some research this evening and found some interesting facts on this subject. Today the Democrats would have you believe that it was the Republicans who were responsible for suppression of the black Americans of early America. They would tell you it is the Republicans that want to keep black Americans from succeeding even in this modern day. They are lying and trying hard to “change” history with their political spin.
Read more by Conservative Lady at ConservativeLady.hubpages.com
“Repealing and replacing” Obamacare with market-oriented reforms has been the Republican mantra for years now. If you’re a long-time follower of this space, you know that we’re skeptical that Obamacare will ever be repealed, GOP slogans to the contrary. Today, however, a trio of experienced Senate Republicans—Tom Coburn (Okla.), Richard Burr (N.C.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah)—have put forth the most thoughtful and constructive plan yet developed to repeal and replace Obamacare. The plan seeks to ensure that as many Americans have health coverage as Obamacare does. It’s a proposal grounded in the real-world tradeoffs that all serious reformers must make. Want to know how those tradeoffs might affect you? Read on.
Read more by Avik Roy at Forbes.com
The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.
The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t.
It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others don’t.
That’s the divide in America.
Read more by Bob Lonsberry at ToThePointNews.com
During an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer called President Obama’s executive actions “unbelievably unconstitutional” and lawless.
Krauthammer pointed to a double standard in Washington and asserted that if the President were a Republican, “the people would be up in arms and would be impeaching.”
Read more by Karen Jeffers at blog.Heritage.org
The Republican National Committee announced Monday the launch of its first ever paid ad campaign in recognition of Black History Month.
The RNC, which has taken on an active new approach to reach out to African-Americans in the past year, says it will run the commercials in black media outlets and urban markets, according to a press release.
The campaign includes radio ads that pay tribute to three prominent black Republicans: Judge Sara J. Harper of Ohio, Dr. Louis Sullivan of Georgia and Michigan businessman William “Bill” Brooks.
Read more by Ashley Killough at CNN.com
On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Read more at History.com
The 13th amendment passed 119 to 56, seven votes above the necessary two-thirds majority. The amendment was supported by 100% of the Republican members–88 votes, and included 16 Democrats, and 15 third-party representatives.
All 56 votes against the Amendment were from Democrats.
On Friday, the Michigan Republican Party opened a new political office in Detroit. Some pundits raised their eyebrows: The Motor City isn’t particularly known as a hub for Republican politics or conservative activism.
Yet that’s the point. It hasn’t been, but it should be. And it will be.
Sen. Paul spoke at the office’s opening and later talked with community leaders from the Detroit area about how to help cities in need of economic growth. Chairman Priebus also recently traveled to Detroit for a roundtable with local business leaders. While there, he announced the RNC’s hiring of Wayne Bradley as state director of African-American engagement and the formation of the Michigan Black Advisory Council.
Read more By Sen. Rand Paul and Reince Priebus at Politico.com
The GOP establishment is loath to admit it, but the government shutdown is turning out to be a brilliant political chess move on the part of Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. The Obamacare disaster, fully predictable by anyone who understands the effect of incentives and the fundamental incompetence of academic theorists and left wing ideologues, has made the go-for-broke attempt to stop it an obvious profile in courage.
Read more at AmericanThinker.com
Enough is enough. I want this lying corrupt fascist out of the White House, and I don’t want to give him 38 months to leave - 38 months in which he will relentlessly continue to destroy our economy and put our national security in gravest danger.
Fortunately, I am far from alone in this desire. Scores of millions of Americans feel the same way. And now, more have arrived on the battlefield. The Millennials are joining us.
I’ve been waiting a long time for this. We discussed Strauss & Howe’s generational model back in February 2004: The Curse of the Xers. Back then, I predicted that, as the Millennials seized control of the popular culture from the Xers, we’d be saying goodbye to smartass sleaze and cultural degeneration.
It’s taking a while, but the process has clearly begun. . . .
Read more by Dr. Jack Wheeler at ToThePointNews.com
For most Americans, the last two months of even-numbered years are a time to exhale and enjoy the peace and quiet after campaign season. We apply a pleasing exfoliating scrub to our brains in order to forget all the muck we just witnessed during the November elections.
But while most campaign shenanigans are worth blocking from memory, some are discarded too quickly. For instance, hardly anyone can remember the health plan Sen. John McCain pushed during his 2008 campaign against future-President Barack Obama. Had McCain won, his plan would have provided a more common-sense, consumer-based alternative to the disaster that has become Obamacare. . .
Read more by Christian Schneider at JSonline.com
A majority of America’s youngest adults would vote to recall the president.
Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health care law.
The most startling finding of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25–the youngest millennials–would favor throwing Obama out of office.
Read more by Ron Fournier at NationalJournal.com