Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

The devastation in Japan serves to remind us how fragile life really is, our thoughts and prayers are with all of the men and women whose lives are forever changed by the ravages of the earthquake and tsunami.

Two men stand out this week portraying a quality that has been missing for a long time in politics.

Congressman Peter King stood strong despite intense pressure to cancel the scheduled hearings regarding the radicalization of the domestic Muslim community. The Washington Times reports on the hearings and National Review’s Rich Lowry applauds the fact that his critics exposed themselves as the hysterical fools they are.

The Heritage Foundation states the time to cut spending is now.

This just days after the Federal Government reported that in February the deficit was $222.5 B, the biggest one month deficit in the history of our history. At least the House is trying to cut spending but, more obviously must be done. Charles Krauthammer makes some good points on tweaking Social Security, while blasting President Obama’s administration for saying the Social Security Trust Fund is flush through 2037 when all of us know it is not. Krauthammer believes President Obama is preparing the ground to demagogue Social Security right through the 2012 elections. Krauthammer continues “The ad writes itself: Those heartless Republicans don't just want to throw granny in the snow, they want to throw granny in the snow to solve a problem that doesn't even exist! Vote Obama.” The questions becomes, will Americans fall for it?

How will Americans react to this: our President believes it would be so much easier to be the president of China.

Gov. Scott Walker is the other man who was in the news for the last few weeks and I consider a man who stood strong this week despite the threats heaped upon him by those who disagree with his policies.

He kept his word to the voters of Wisconsin and the rest of the Nation should consider his win as one for affordable government. Kudos to Governor Walker.

As the budget deadline nears here in New York, the head of the state’s most powerful union is gearing up for a fight to keep the “millionaires” tax, that Governor Andrew Cuomo has publicly stated that he will not extend. Let us know if you think Governor Cuomo will keep his word in our new poll.

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to turn your clocks lose one hour of sleep Saturday night.

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