Friday, April 30, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

Immigration has taken center stage this week now that Arizona is taking steps to protect itself from out-of-control illegal immigration.

This weekend we’ll be seeing protests from those who oppose Arizona’s enforcement efforts.

But will we be seeing amnesty for illegal aliens passed by the U.S. Congress?

Maybe, if Chuck Schumer gets his way...

But maybe not, according to President Obama...

Want to know what the Arizona immigration bill actually does? The Washington Times demolishes some myths about the new law...

Should other states adopt similiar legislation to step up enforcement of U.S. immigration laws? Give your opinion in our Weekly Poll.

Isn’t it amazing to read about a state where elected officials actually accomplish something? Not the case here in New York...

Here’s another myth being questioned: The idea that GM has paid back it’s debt to America’s taxpayers...

Sen. Gillibrand isn’t 100% opposed to Wall Street fat cats – not when they’re giving her money...

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Well the late Senator cannot be happy about this.

Why doesn't he just stay home?

Too smart to lose or just a Smart Aleck-in-Chief? Thanks, Mr. President, we just love to pay more in taxes. What was that about the IRS and Obamacare?

Do you think Oprah agrees?

Any indication this is the ideal for Justice he will be seeking for the Supreme Court?

From Human Events: SEC scandal shows the danger of big government.

A candidate for Attorney General? You saw him at CPPAC!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It is a good thing that the Heritage Foundation lets the truth be known. And the Washington Times gets kudos as well as those strong enough to vote no again. However, Harry (I'll do anything to keep my job) Reid thinks they are anti-America. Breaking news on Fox says debate on the Financial Overhaul Bill may begin soon....

The Washington Times also lets us know that "everything" is on the table with the debt panel.

Brentwood teachers do the right thing for themselves and the taxpayers.

Perhaps these groups could learn from them. (What can I say besides the fact that I am an eternal optimist!) E. J. McMahon reminds the Governor where more cuts can be made.

Sore loser.

Why was the vote 5-4? And what will the vote be on this case? Interesting questions by Justice Scalia.

George Will writes about "A Law Arizona Can Live With", well worth the read.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More from the Heritage Foundation on Obama's fiscal responsibility farce.

Banks are worried, then there are carve-outs for cronies while the US Treasury makes money. New York's senior Senator, Chuck Schumer, is too busy raising money for Senator Harry Reid, to care about how all of this will effect New York and its citizens.

Is America defending our First Amendment or slowly allowing it to be changed? Read about the "South Park" controversy here, here and here.

The Dept. of Education ignores budget problems.

Rasmussen report: 60% believe the health care bill will increase deficit. As Europeans want change, our President is trying to make us like them.

It's Tuesday, time for some Thomas Sowell.

Kyle Smith's "When Did Troops Stop Being Hero's", a must read.

Monday, April 26, 2010

More on the health care costs rising and the fact that more is coming out now about rising costs leads us to the obvious question: Why should we trust anything they (the one party in control of Washington, Albany and New York City) say?

We can trust the Heritage Foundation to give us the true facts.

Michael Barone writes about the VAT tax and explains that taxpayers may prefer spending cuts.

Latest polls show Democrats have lost the advantage they've held for years as the party the public trusts to steer the economy. More signs that the democrats are getting nervous about the November elections.

The NY Post Editorial has some good advice for Andrew Cuomo.

Liz Benjamin writes about Jay Townsend's interview with Chairman Long and the leadership of the Conservative Party last week.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

Shocking news this week: ObamaCare will increase costs. And the Obama Administration says this will improve the health care system!

Can we trust President Obama to “fix” our entire financial system, or “improve” the world’s climate? Can we trust him to “reform” America’s immigration laws?

Let’s not forget who will be paying for all this spending...

The Conservative Party’s efforts to expose the real impact of the Obama “financial reforms” – moving the world’s financial capital from New York to Chicago – received a good bit of coverage, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and MyFoxNY.

Unlike President Obama, the Conservative Party candidate for State Comptroller, Harry Wilson, has actual experience in the financial world and the private sector.

The “voice” of Geico auto insurance – not the lizard, but the guy you hear at the end of the ads – has been fired after calling Tea Partiers “mentally retarded” and wondering how the movement will react “when one of your members does actually kill somebody?”

This is what Rush Limbaugh calls “the violence card” in today’s Wall Street Journal, noting that "The latest liberal meme is to equate skepticism of the Obama administration with a tendency toward violence."

On this day after Earth Day, let’s not forget one of the primary sources of “homegrown” terrorism in the U.S. – eco-terrorism. And they’re all staunch conservatives, I’m sure.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Please help us stop Obamacare by joining Revere America and sign the on-line petition to stop Obamacare. Send the link to your family and friends and ask them to do the same. We need to do everything we can, since we do not have our Attorney General or federal Senators looking out for our good.

More bad news from the President and what Pete DuPont thinks.

The UK has financial problems and needs to perform a rebalancing act. How long before we have to do the same?

The WSJ opines on President Obama's Rhetoric. Henninger has reason to hope by citing a recent Pew Research Center Report just out.

Obama does not plan on retuning campaign contributions.

Michael Barone on Gangster Government.

The NY Post writes warns of problems if Obama's Wall Street reform is enacted. Michael Goodwin from yesterday. (Hope you read our press release on the same sujbect.)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

One cannot open a NY City paper without reading about the civil lawsuit filed against Sen. Pedro Espada yesterday by AG Cuomo, it certainly seems like it is merited. However, would it have been filed if not for the year long expose by the New York Post? Kudos to the NY Post for looking out for New York taxpayers.

Yesterday we posted a NY Times article on Harry Wilson, today, news reports indicate that GM has repaid its debt to the US and Canada, five years early. Looks to me that Mr. Wilson knows what he is doing! Thanks, Harry!

More on the Wall Street takeover here, here and here.

New York's 29th Congressional District is still without a Congressman, now we have better insight as to why the Governor has not called a special election.

This column by John Stossel should be distributed to every member of the WFP and ACORN.
Maybe, if the WFP and ACORN members undestood the article, taxes that families are forced to pay could be reduced. (The article may be specific to a certain area, but is true throughout the state.)

Poor Bill Clinton, still being dishonest by exploiting the memory of Oklahoma city.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Doug Hoffman is calling on Congressman Owens to severe ties with Global who also counts Sen. Gillibrand as a client.

Before anyone signs on to the Obama/Dodd financial reforms, you must read this, this. and this. More on the job killing idea.

The NY Times writes about Harry Wilson and how his experiences may help his quest for NYS Comptroller.

Thomas Carroll on the unions' plan to kill good schools and Peter Murphy on crushing Harlem hopes. The NY Post Editorial questions why Sen. Perkins hates kids.

Sen. Smith really wants to help ex-drug dealers with your money!!

Thomas Sowell writes on the Limits of Power and William Wilson writes about the War on Cigarettes.

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Jersey's Governor takes some badly needed first steps for New Jersey, now if New York legislators would only follow his example in cutting spending.

Instead, NY Democratic leadership, proposes more taxes!

Nicole Gelinas writes about a coming muni-bond meltdown.

The Heritage Foundation writes that there is nothing conservative about President Obama.

Congress is at it again: here, here, and it looks like Sen. Brown is on the right side again.

Not news surprising to us. Neither is this.

Peter King is right. If you agree, and have not signed the petition, please do so today! Thank you.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

Feeling Taxed Enough Already after Tax Day 2010?
You should be if you’re one of about half of Americans who actually pay income taxes.

The Tea Party tax revolt is thriving in New York.

How are your tax dollars being spent? Citizens Against Government Waste has released the 2010 Pig Book that details the almost 10,000 pork barrel earmarks in the federal budget.

Shaun-Marie posted this yesterday, but it’s worth another look today, and tomorrow even – it would take at least that long to look at all of the earmarks being funded with our tax dollars. New York is well represented thanks to Chuck Schumer’s $101,660,000 in pork spending.

Unfortunately, we’re in for even higher taxes...

Democrats in Washington – along with independent Joe Lieberman and “moderate” Republican Lindsey Graham, both of whom are so reliable on other issues – are concocting a new bill to impose a “cap-and-trade” system, which has earned the nickname “cap-and-tax.”

Liberals are starting to talk up the Value-Added Tax. Here are some facts about what that would mean for us.

Is the Internet next in line to be taxed?

If you’re sick and facing huge medical bills, your taxes are going up, thanks to ObamaCare.

That article features two additional “side effects” of ObamaCare – here are five more that the liberals would rather you not know about.

Fact is, ObamaCare is full of tax increases.

But would most members of Congress know about that? Would most of the politicians have any idea what this bill actually does? Probably not.

I think Congress should actually read the bills they pass – especially ones that seize control of a huge chunk of the U.S. economy. Take our weekly poll and give your opinion.

A New York politician is facing ethics trouble, and believe it or not I’m NOT talking about Charlie Rangel. This time it’s Rep. Gregory Meeks. According to The New York Post, “A federal grand jury has slapped Queens Rep. Gregory Meeks with a subpoena demanding records about his tax-exempt charities and what happened to their money -- including one that stiffed Hurricane Katrina victims, law-enforcement sources revealed yesterday.”

Well, tax day is over and done with for this year, so have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We certainly hope you are making your voice heard as you pay your taxes today. In case you want to know where some of your tax $$ are going, click here and here. More wasteful spending. More on the VAT, be prepared to surrender more of your $$.

Chairman Long on tea party movement.

The Heritage Foundation writes about how tax day became payday.

It really is time to vote him out...

Rubber Rooms to close ~ Good news for a change!

Now if this school closes it would be even better news.

Mad Scientists.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

He wants to be the next US Senate Majority Leader, but he throws New Yorkers under the bus! Blind ambition drives him. The NY Post Editorial asks the question "Where's Chuck"? Of course, our junior senator is no better, she hasn't had an original thought since leaving Congress and then they were not that good either.

Senator Schumer's protegee certainly acts like a Congressman, don't you think? Seriously, what a disgrace.

Too bad Timothy Geithner is not MIA like our Senators.

Nicole Gelinas writes how "soaking the rich" clobbers you.

The Washington Post seems to be getting annoyed with our President or they just annoyed about being left out? It is the Washington Post after all. The Gray Lady just isn't what she used to be.

Ronald S. Lauder has an open letter to the President that is well worth reading and hopefully the President will heed his advice.

More bad news for New Yorkers.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Wall Street Journal writes about the upcoming shortage of doctors. More Americans support repeal of HCR.

Does President Obama really believe he is President? If so, please explain the need he has to bow to another head of state? Why is he upset with our neighbor, PM Stephen Harper?

Four misguided GOP Senators who should have read this before voting.

Sage words from the Washington Times Editorial

The Heritage Foundation looks at Andy Stern's America, it is important for you to know him as well.

Rich Lowry writes about tax hikes forever.

Bill Hammond writes about Eamon Moynihan (who spoke at our CPPAC this year) insight on why it is so expensive to live in NY.

The New York Post Editorial writes about Carl Paladino.

And Thomas Sowell says Good Riddance!

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Heritage Foundation writes that Obama is no Reagan on nuclear strategy. Americans are reflecting disapproval in the ratings.

The NY Post writes about "Zapping NY's Economy" and how the "soda" tax is a sucker punch.
New York's legislators should adopt the same pension reform adopted by Illinois as a start for reigning in the cost of public employee pensions.

Charles Hurt wants to know where NY's Scott Brown is.

A Manhattan Judge needs a lesson in what is best for students especially when you are spending what New York spends on education.

The American Spectator writes about Congressman Paul Ryan - the man with a plan.

And Liz Benjamin writes about Steve Levy.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Weekly Wrap-up

Let’s wrap up this week with a look at politicians in trouble...

First and foremost, President Obama. His approval rating has dropped down to 43% according to a new Fox News poll.

According to that same poll, ObamaCare is still wildly unpopular – which explains why so many politicians who voted for it are facing big trouble come Election Day...

Rep. Bart Stupak – the supposedly pro-life politician whose caving in on the issue of taxpayer-funded abortion helped make ObamaCare the law of the land – has read the tea leaves and decided to retire.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in trouble with the state’s teachers unions, who don’t like his efforts to rein in spending. Their response? A “joke” about praying for Christie’s death.

Of course David Paterson has to be in here somewhere. He’s in trouble with the public sector unions for freezing state pay increases.
And Gov. Paterson is under fire for putting off a special election for the heavily-Republican 29th District.

Anybody who crosses Andrew Cuomo is likely to be in trouble with Cuomo family enforcer, Joseph Percoco.

Ever notice how media profiles of liberal political henchmen like this fellow or Rahm Emmanuel tend to be more lighthearted and endearing, whereas a story about Karl Rove going to the grocery store would be given a sinister spin?

As Thomas Sowell has made clear in his “Race and Politics” series (Part 4 is here), we’re all in trouble thanks to the so-called multiculturalism being pushed by the left-wing intelligentsia. Well, not all of us. “The beneficiaries,” Mr. Sowell points out, “are politicians and race hustlers.”

One politician who’s doesn’t seem to be in trouble at all is Russian President Dmitry Medvedev – especially after President Obama gave away the store in his START II nuclear treaty.

According to The Washington Times, “Under the new treaty, the United States and Russia agree to limits in numbers of warheads, but only the United States has promised to freeze its technology. This is an open invitation to Russia to modernize its way to nuclear dominance.”

Charles Krauthammer puts it quite simply: “The naiveté is stunning.”

Of course, President Obama can’t be bothered with our enemies around the world when he’s focused on the person he sees as the true threat to America: Sarah Palin.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It should be obvious to everyone now, that President Obama is a true believer in the far left wing agenda; unfortunately the damage he is doing to America may last well after he is voted out of office in three more years. The November elections are becoming crucial; it may be the only hope America has to stem the completely misguided beliefs of our commander-in-chief. How can anyone who truly believes in America do what he is doing? No one can be that naive, that foolish, truly believe this pipe dream, who understands what hap pend on September 11, 2001. We are at war and we have elected a President who believes by giving up our strength, we will prevail. Every veteran who laid down their life to protect us, every veteran who served our Country with pride, every current and past member of our all volunteer force, willing to do the same, must be questioning his judgement. We need more than TEA Parties, we need every American to question where this man is leading us.

And it is not only what he does that makes the headlines, it is the subtle things, that should be noticed.

Alan Greenspan in the news again, here, here and Bernake seems to be preparing us for more taxes. Will it be the VAT tax? Of course, the VAT tax did wonders in Europe. And enhanced pensions helped the taxpayers in California.

Could some unions be learning that taxpayers do not have any money left. Hopefully, but the WFP certainly has not.

Race and Politics, part two and part three by Thomas Sowell.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thomas Sowell writes of Race and Politics.

Congressman Henry Waxman is silent on David Axelrod's finances.

The media mentioned the recess appointment of Craig Becker, however I failed to see much on some of the others. This article may explain why.

Another success for President Obama? He has weakened the United States of America; obviously, the President believes gun control works...but history proves it only works for criminals. What is he thinking? The Heritage Foundation has it analysis of his approach to reduce nuclear arms. The New York Times stated in its article "But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation. " And this is supposed to make us feel safe? How? We do nothing to protect ourselves, in fact, under this administration, we do everything to weaken us, then if we feel threatened by Iran and North Korea we will be prepared? How? With what? Iran and North Korea are laughing all the way to their nuclear facilities.

Leave it to the WFP to want to punish success by proposing institute a "bonus tax". All they want is your money for failed programs.

The Bond Buyer writes about Comptroller DiNapoli's report.

California has more problems and if we do not get New York's spending under control, it is only a matter of time before the same problem reaches the east coast.

Liz Benjamin has a copy of a confidential memo sent to the state committee members of the Conservative Party.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Why is New York State so expensive to live in? Lawrence Mone has some of the reasons. Tom DiNapoli has an explanation also. Comptroller candidate, Harry J. Wilson, had some strong words for the current comptroller.

The Washington Post questions President Obama's 17 minute response to a woman's claim of being overtaxed. Can't help but wonder how long he would take to respond to the Heritage Foundation. Or E. J. McMahon's article.

Sobering thoughts on middle-class Americans.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Weekly Wrap-up

Happy April Fools Day! This week’s Wrap-Up is a day early, because we have a lot of great stories to cover...

Let’s start here in New York: The state budget is on time!

Public sector unions in New York are doing whatever they can to help end the state’s budget crisis...

And your tax dollars are being spent responsibly and effectively...

Lots of news today from Washington...

First off, President Obama’s stimulus plan is working great! It’s fair and cost-effective, and the stimulus spending is creating jobs.

On the health care front: It turns out President Obama was telling the truth when he promised, “If you like the plan you have now, you can keep it.”

The new law is not hurting businesses or investors at all, we’re happy to report...

Also, nobody’s premiums will be going up!

Finally, President Obama’s newly announced “expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration” will increase our energy supply and speed up production!

Make sure to give your opinion on this new plan in this week’s Poll.

Happy April Fools Day!

And no fooling about this: All of us at the Conservative Party wish you a meaningful and joyful Good Friday and Easter weekend.