Saturday, January 31, 2009

More on the "Stimulus Bill"...

Ben Stein's thoughts:

Noted economist, Thomas Sowell's thoughts:

Michelle Malkin's thoughts:

Larry Kudlow's thoughts:

The more citizens learn about the "Stimulus Bill" the more they are willing to reject the rush to put us and future generations in overwhelming debt. Contact Sen. Charles Schumer or call him at 202-224-3027 and Sen. Kirstan Gillibrand at 202-224-4451 (her website is not set up for email as of today's date). Tell both of them to vote NO on the "Stimulus Bill" we simply can not afford it!

If Tom Daschel is confirmed as Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, despite his tax problems,, you can rest assured the pressure will be on for Universal Health Care once again. Be prepared to help defeat this troubling concept....

Friday, January 30, 2009

Weekly Wrapup

This week we started to get a better idea of what President Barack Obama means when he talks about “change.”

First up: The closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention center that has served as a vital tool in the war against terrorism. Is it a coincidence that with some of the most hardened terrorists locked away and under interrogation, America was NOT hit with another attack here at home after 9/11? I would say no – but then I don’t share the liberals’ endless compassion for terrorism suspects.

Closing Guantanamo is change the terrorists can believe in – but what does it mean for the American people? One group is not happy: The families of those killed on 9/11. Here’s some much needed common sense from someone who has truly felt the pain that terrorists can cause...

“To me it’s beyond comprehension that they would take the side of the terrorists,” said Peter Gadiel, whose son, James, was killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
“Many of these people have been released and been right back killing, right back at their terrorist work again.”

One thing that hasn’t changed is liberal hypocrisy. Kathleen Sebelius, the Democratic governor of Kansas, is a supporter of President Obama’s decision to shut down Guantanamo... as long as the poor, innocent souls we’re holding there aren’t brought to her home state...

Another change we’re seeing is Big Labor’s increased power now that union money – i.e. forced union dues from America’s workers – helped put a liberal in the White House...

“President Barack Obama is playing to one of the Democratic Party's most reliable constituencies — organized labor — reversing a number of his predecessor's executive orders that critics regard as anti-union.”

This is only the beginning. The real fight against Big Labor will start when the union bosses begin pushing for “card check” legislation that would take away the secret ballot in union elections and let labor organizers pressure workers into joining unions.

Here’s a good overview from The Heritage Foundation on what “card check” means, and why it’s wrong...

Want more proof that President Obama’s talk about change was just that – talk? Look no further than Eric Holder, the President’s choice for Attorney General. Here’s a great article from The American Spectator that shows how the Holder nomination is a deliberate slap in the face to conservatives...

More “change” from Obama... as in, more of your tax dollars will be used to fund abortions. This editorial from The Washington Times has the details...

“... on late Friday afternoon, in as quiet a manner as possible, the president repealed the ban on U.S. funding for foreign family planning aid groups that offer abortion services. This means that American tax dollars can now be used to provide abortions around the world; America is back in business as Doctor Death to millions of the world's babies."

It seems to me that babies are the only “special interest group” the liberals are NOT pandering to. Take Nancy Pelosi, and her idea of “stimulus” – $200 million for birth control. I’ll let the Speaker of the House explain this one herself...

“Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.”

Here’s the transcript of the entire interview...

Here’s another Pelosi quote that jumped out at me...

“What the economists have told us from right to left. There is more bang for the buck, a term they use, by investing in food stamps and in unemployment insurance than in any tax cut.”

Can anyone tell me which economist from the right told Speaker Pelosi that investing in food stamps is better than tax cuts? I don’t believe that for a minute.

Here’s one thing that won’t change: You can always count on The Conservative Party to lead “the good fight” and speak out against the liberals’ policies. For the latest on what the liberals are up to – and how we’re working to stop them – stay tuned to “The Good Fight” blog, and visit our website

Have a great weekend!
The Conservative Party's annual conference is just around the corner (February 8-9) and George J. Marlin will be a featured speaker at our conference. We thought you would be interested in his column in today's New York Post:

Also in today's NY Post is Adam Brodsky opinion piece on how important it is to cut taxes:

Peter Brookes is a Heritage Foundation senior fellow and ex-deputy assistant secretary of defense and his piece in the NY Post is a harsh reminder of the severe problems our neighbors to the South are experiencing and the absolute need for us to protect our border.

E. J. McMahon (another guest speaker at our conference) has an article in regarding teachers pay in Yonkers. While the article is penned for Yonkers readers, what is discussed is faced by taxpayers throughout New York State.

Maggie Thatcher hit the nail on the head when she said "The problem with socialism is that you evenentually run out of other people's money"... it is up to us to stop America's rush to socialism.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's official, the House of Representatives, passed the President's Stimulus Bill. Every democrat member from New York State voted for using your tax dollars to increase spending on items that do absolutely nothing to stimulate the economy. Included in the bill is $1B for Amtrak, (Amtrak has been in the red for over 40 years); $150 M for the Smithsonian; $650 M for coupons for the digital TV conversion, $400 M for global warming research, $2.4 B for Carbon Capture projects, and millions for food stamps and child care (thanks to Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points for these stats). The list goes on and on and is covered in the following articles.

The New York Times covers the bill

So does the New York Post
And the Wall Street Journal:

The New York Post Editorial has its say:
and the Wall Street Journal gives Rush some space for his thoughts on the Stimulus Bill:

CPNYS wants you to know that Nancy Pelosi's democrat majority freely spends your money as well as your great grandchildrens money. We want to thank every republican member who voted no and the 11 democrats who supported the American people by voting no. The official vote is here:

By the way, President Obama, campaigned for an open government, and stated that one could learn about the Stimulus Bill at We clicked on and needless to say were very disappointed. Check it out here:

Your comments are welcome.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Don't tell the new president that Christmas was last month...apparently he believes he can hand out monetary gifts just like Santa did. The New York Post Editorial gives a glimpse of some of the expenditures in the proposed stimulus bill being rushed through Congress at our expense.

From the New York Daily News Opinion Pages, Bill Hammond has an interesting piece on Governor Paterson ability to tell the truth.

While Mr. Hammond's article notes the Governor's problem throughout his career, the fact remains that when it comes to the fiscal crisis in New York State, Governor Paterson is telling the truth.

Just is case you have any doubts on New York's fiscal crisis:

which outlines another $1B tax revenue hit New Yorkers must absorb.

Let us know your thoughts on these articles.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Voters went to the polls in November and voted for change. Where is the change, the voters demanded, in the stimulus bill? How does Nancy Pelosi's inclusion of millions of dollars for contraception stimulate the economy? What other earmarks are included? In rushing the "stimulus bill" through Congress, how many generations will pay for this foolish "chicken little the sky is falling" bill? Read the articles, then let us know your thoughts......

Rich Lowry's commentary:

E. J. McMahon's commentary:

Thomas Sowell's commentary:

Seems to me, that the stimulus bill is politics as usual. In your comments, let us know how you would stimulate the economy.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

Let’s end this week with a hearty “Thank You!” to President George W. Bush.

He kept us safe after 9/11. He cut taxes and let us keep more of our own money. He made tough decisions that were right for America – and he never let polls or politics corrupt his thinking. He’s a good man, and I hope he will be remembered as a great President.

President Bush deserves special thanks for doing the right thing for unfairly imprisoned border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean...

These two men got swept up in the drug wars that have turned our borders into a war zone. And what thanks did they get? They were punished – harshly – for doing their jobs in apprehending a drug smuggler and protecting themselves in the process.

Here in New York, the big news was the Senate seat. Gov. Paterson’s pick has caused a firestorm:

We wish Kirsten Gillibrand the best as she makes an unexpected move to the Senate. Is she really as “conservative” as people say? The Conservative Party will be watching. Here’s an interview she did just recently. She talks about bailouts and gay marriage, among other things...

Whatever you think about Kirsten Gillibrand, there’s no question that Gov. Paterson showed poor leadership. He turned a serious decision into a spectacle. Here’s Jacob Gershwin, writing in the New York Post...

“AS THE ashes of Caroline Kennedy's brief foray into politics are shoveled away, New Yorkers are left with a sad irony: Battling corruption charges and staring down certain impeachment, Gov. Rod Blagojevich did a better job of picking a US senator than did David Paterson.”

Oh the shame, as the Post headline puts it. After this display of indecisiveness, can we really trust Gov. Paterson to make the tough choices and balance the New York budget?

We’ll find out in the coming weeks – and we’ll also be seeing a political free-for-all as Republicans and Democrats scramble to take Sen. Gillibrand’s House seat.

Let’s hope that Republicans in Washington put up a good fight against two of President Obama’s most controversial nominees: Eric Holder, the President’s pick for Attorney General whose dealings in the Clinton Administration are well documented...

... and Treasury nominee Timothy Geithner, whose half-hearted “I’m sorry” for failure to pay taxes should not earn him a free pass from the U.S. Senate.

Stay tuned to the Good Fight all next week for the latest news, and the Conservative Party’s take on what’s happening. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Congressman Jack Murtha ignited a firestorm when asked if he was willing to house the GITMO detainees in his district. It appears that he is more than willing to do so despite the fact that he does not have a secure federal prision. Let us know where you think the GITMO detainees should be relocated to, knowing full well, that many of those who have been released have returned to their terrorist ways.

If the new administration is successful in closing GITMO within the year, where should the detainees be held?

Monday, January 19, 2009

I was talking to a long time conservative activist the other day and both of us lamented the fact that "Atlas Shrugged" was not required reading for all elected officials. Today, as I reviewed articles for possible post, I came across this one by Stephen Moore and emailed my friend to inquire if perhaps Mr. Moore had heard our conversation.
Read the article then let is know if you have read "Atlas Shrugged" and if it should be required reading prior to taking the oath of office for all elected officials.
Paul Jacob (Mr. Jacob will be a featured speaker at the NYS Conservative Party Political Action Conference in Albany, NY see our website and read our 2009 Newsletter for more information) has an article on that discusses "Rigged Rules and Rigid Unfairness" which makes an interesting read, We welcome your comments.

Also, The Patriot Post has a lot to say about President-Elect Obama and Martin Luther King.

Your comments are welcomed on both articles.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

If you ask me, there are two news stories that really define the past seven days…

First: President Bush’s farewell to the nation. He’s described it as “the ultimate exit interview” – and he has handled it like the true leader he is… the leader he will hopefully be recognized as in the years to come.

For a great overview of President Bush’s success in office, read this piece by Fred Barnes from The Weekly Standard.

I don’t agree with President Bush on every single issue, but we cannot deny that time and again, President Bush proved himself worthy of the highest office in the land.

In particular, as Mr. Barnes notes:

“[T]here's an aspect of his decision-making that merits special recognition: his courage. Time and time again, Bush did what other presidents, even Ronald Reagan, would not have done and for which he was vilified and abused. That--defiantly doing the right thing--is what distinguished his presidency.”

Read the transcript from President Bush’s final news conference for a few laughs (especially his ribbing of the reporter named “Suz-ahn”) and many great insights into the character and integrity of our 43rd President.

He hit on an issue that’s very important to me, and that should be important to all New Yorkers: Taxes. Here’s the President…

"I defended tax cuts when I campaigned, I helped implement tax cuts when I was President, and I will defend them after my presidency as the right course of action. And there's a fundamental philosophical debate about tax cuts. Who best can spend your money, the government or you? And I have always sided with the people on that issue."

The Conservative Party will always side with the people in this issue as well – and all year long we’ll be fighting the liberals’ crusade to take even more of your money.

Here’s the transcript of President Bush’s farewell address to the nation – another great read if you want to truly understand the President as a leader.

Here’s his administration in a nutshell, if you ask me…

“We must resist complacency. We must keep our resolve. And we must never let down our guard.”

President Bush never let his guard down, never lost his resolve. The result? “America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil.”

Keeping America safe is the President’s most important job – and it’s one we can tell President Bush took seriously. Here’s his message to our troops:

“And to all our men and women in uniform listening tonight: There has been no higher honor than serving as your Commander-in-Chief.”

Will Barack Obama say the same thing? Will he mean it? Will he stand up to the leftists in his Party like Rep. Barney Frank who want to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from our defense budget?

Let’s hope so – for everyone’s sake.

In his farewell address, President Bush also recognized a number of individuals who have worked to help others and better their communities.

“In citizens like these,” he noted, “we see the best of our country - resilient and hopeful, caring and strong.”

We saw that right here in New York City this week, as news reports filtered in of a plane down, drifting in the Hudson River.

We all feared the worst, but the flight crew did their best – and so did the passengers on Flight 1549.

The plane was carrying 155 people – including a 6-month old baby and an 85-year-old great-grandmother – and was piloted by Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, an Air Force veteran and experienced airman.

His calm and expertise probably saved 155 lives. Read about this “superhero” here…

Read this New York Daily News account of passengers helping each other, calming each other, and praying for each other.

To quote President Bush: “In citizens like these, we see the best of our country - resilient and hopeful, caring and strong.”

In that hope and resilience, that strength and caring, we see America.

May God bless us all as we inaugurate a new President and begin a new chapter in our nation’s history.

-- Mike

Monday, January 12, 2009

You don't want to miss these articles from today's NY Post...

"A Dubious 'Fix' for Health Care" by Grace-Marie Turner...

"MTA's Fatal Dodge" by E.J. McMahon and Nicole Gelinas

The MTA's Matrix of Mush"
Jacob Gershman writes a provactive piece in today's New York Post when he asks "What's a more urgent concern in Albany: childhood obesity or public corruption?"

Read the article here:

Then let us know your thoughts.....

Friday, January 9, 2009

Share the Pain...? Why is it one-sided?

The left constantly calls upon everyone to "share the pain", but according to the New York Post Editorial today, looks like the members of the TWU are unwilling to "share the pain". Read the editorial, then let us know your thoughts....

The Politics of Fat

Here's a really funny take on the "fat tax" and "weightism" (what will they think of next?) from The Weekly Standard. Funny, but also scary. This grabbed my attention: "Several legislators are interested in a statewide "weight-based" discrimination law, and fat taxes on other foods may prove irresistible." It's up to the Conservative Party to lead the resistance!

Read the whole thing here...

- Shaun Marie