Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bill Hammond believes it is time to stop freaking about hydrofracking. But AG Schneiderman wants to keep jobs out of New York.

E. J. McMahon says tweaks won't reform NYS pensions.

Some in the US Senate want to cut the number of offices Senators have, wonder how Sen. Schumer and Senator Gillibrand feel about that. Interesting that Sen. Gillibrand has NINE offices with a population of 19.5 million while Senator Feinstein has four and California has a population of 36.9 million.

What will happen when they vote on the debt ceiling later?

Do the democrats really believe they can continue to operate without a realistic solution to the debt crisis?

The stimulus worked well by creating all those jobs, didn't it?

Who is the "party of no" now?

It must be Tuesday, Thomas Sowell has more words of wisdom for us.

Hope to see you all tomorrow at our 49th Annual Dinner!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day: A Day to Honor their sacrifices

The beginning of the NY Post Editorial reflects our view of Memorial Day: "Pride in the valor of those who gave their lives in the course of freedom and sadness that such self-sacrifice should have been necessary".

Mauren Miller, Gold Star Mother, tells us about her son, Medal of Honor recipient, Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller.

The Heritage Foundation thanks our veterans.

Mark Alexander: In Honor of Fallen Patriots.

The Weekly Standard: Take time to remember.

Louis Zamperini and Memorial Day

A salute to the military, bedrock of American Democracy.

Thank you to all veterans and their families, we Salute you! Your sacrifices enable us to have the freedoms our Founding Fathers envisioned and we will always honor you commitment to the American way.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

President Obama is having a grand time in Europe and true to form; he is not defending our First Amendment. True to form is his spending, and while we certainly support those who seek to live in a democracy, we wonder where the money will come from.

America is facing catastrophic costs itself with all of the damage due to the tornado's that have devastated America’s heartland. America’s economic outlook, if based on home sales, is not looking good. and if the Democrats have their way, we will be paying far more in taxes.

And let’s not forget what he did to our closest ally this week.

Sen. Tom Coburn, is in the news again, for all the right reasons. Join us next Wednesday at our annual dinner and be sure to thank him for watching out for us.

Here in New York, Governor Cuomo has been traveling the state to push his agenda. To be honest, Governor Cuomo is doing his best to save New York State from economic failure and I believe him when he states that the tax cap must be passed before we can push for mandate relief. There has to be a starting point and the tax cap is that point.

On the fiscal issues, Governor Cuomo understands the urgency to turn New York around. So does every New Yorker.

I hope you have a pleasant Memorial Day and have the opportunity to honor our veterans. Freedom is never free

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wisconsin collective bargaining law struck down, but, it is back in court on June 6.

The US Senate, led by Harry Reid, can't or won't pass a budget. Does this explain why?

Foreclosures still high and the future doesn't look much better.

Rubio defends Ryan's plan.

President Obama is working on gun control "under the radar".

Congressman Peter King may run for president. You can ask him yourself at our dinner next week. Hope you have made your reservation! Need details? Call 718-921-2158 or 518-356-7882

More on Silver's proposed property tax cap and E. J's own words.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Heritage Foundation writes about Saving the American Dream by cutting debt, taxes and spending.

More on the proposed tax cap here, and here.

Broome County may be getting a windfall.

From NRO an analysis of the 26th CD race by Chris Chocola.

Congressman Paul Ryan stands firm after the vote in the 26th.

Waivers for anyone except.....

Soon you may be paying for mortgages for homes you don't own.

File this under taxpayers paying twice.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The consequences of elections is evident with this decision by the Supreme Court.

The arrogance of the Administration is evidence by this decision and this one also.

Did they think no one would notice or did they believe since they do the audits they would get away with it?

Could there really be a deal on the tax cap?

Are they kidding? Unfortunately most likely not.

Betsy McCaughey on Who ended Medicare as we know it?

Messed up priorities! Government has a responsibility and it does not include Brie.

We don't have a revenue problem.

Gov. George Pataki and No American Debt.

Thomas Sowell hits a home run, again!

Monday, May 23, 2011

If you live in the 26th CD, please read Deroy Murdock's column Jack Davis: Counterfeit Tea Partier before you vote in tomorrows special election.

The NY Post Editorial asks the question "Can Cuomo deliver" a realistic -- for taxpayers -- property tax cap?

Will Judge Giacobbe issue stronger penalties on the WFP and DFS?

The Heritage Foundation on After bin Laden. The problems with Loose Lips.

Pete DuPont on energy independence.

Michael Benjamin on the phony fears of fracking.

The case for voter ID.

The wages of envy.

Our featured speaker on June 1, US Senator Tom Coburn, MD (R-OK) has a one on one chat with Larry Kudlow. When you attend our dinner, you may also have a chance to chat with Senator Coburn one on one. Have you made your reservation yet. Click here for your invitation.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

On June 1 the Conservative Party will hold our 49th Annual Dinner with special guest speaker and honoree U. S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK). I hope you can join us in New York City for this event that’s always informative and, if you ask me, lots of fun.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you can find your invitation here on our website.

Sen. Coburn has been in the news quite a bit this week, you might have noticed. He’s making a real effort to get the federal budget under control. In fact, Sen. Coburn’s official site has a feature called Washington Waste that's a great place to find information on how the politicians are abusing our tax dollars.

It seems (thank goodness) that Sen. Coburn has only so much patience for Washington games and “gangs.” He’s striking out on his own with a budget plan that will make serious progress in trimming the federal budget. We’ll definitely be watching what he comes up with.

I know that, unlike most elected “leaders,” Sen. Coburn is truly committed to listening to his fellow Americans and working on their behalf. For our new Weekly Poll, the Conservative Party is giving you an opportunity to tell the Senator which issues you think should take top priority.

What’s important to you – reining in spending throughout the federal budget? Getting rid of the waste, fraud and abuse that squander away our tax dollars? Truly representing “working families” and businesses by lowering taxes? Repealing ObamaCare? Or, reforming Medicare and Social Security so these programs will actually be around for current and future retirees? Cast your vote today.

Speaking of the budget... Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats are taking a leisurely, “unhurried” approach to planning for America’s fiscal future. But when you consider the Schumer Democrats’ devotion to higher taxes and more spending, it’s easy to think that no news is good news on the budget front.

Speaking of ObamaCare – this story about socialized medicine in action (so to speak) should make all of us a bit queasy...

And speaking of President Obama... most analysis I’ve read suggests that overall his hyped up Middle East speech wasn’t that bad – and some believe he’s discovered his “inner Bush.” (Per the headline from this Charles Krauthammer column, Obama’s embrace of the Bush Doctrine is “the news in Obama’s speech.”)

BUT... the President really blew it with Israel. His utter disregard for our ally is described in the Post editorial above as “terribly disturbing.” It’s the cause, according to John Podhoretz, of President Obama’s “bungled message.”

There will be plenty of talk about this speech and the spending crisis in Washington on the Sunday talk shows – and I’m sure Sen. Coburn will have plenty to say at our 49th Annual Dinner. Don’t miss it – and have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Should we file this under "strange bedfellows"?

Maybe others are surprised at the actions of the WFP, but we aren't.

This, however, not only surprises us, it disappoints us. Why no restitution...really bad decision by Judge Stone.

President Obama endorsed Palestinians' demand for their own state based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war.

Obama's nominee for the ultra liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may not be confirmed. Stand strong GOP!

The Hill is reporting health care cost will increase next year by 8.5%.

The New York Times writes about the strength of the Conservative Party and Chairman Long.

Senator Coburn's Washington Post Op-Ed on Why is the Senate stalling on the debt debate. Don't miss out on being a part of history, when Sen. Coburn is our featured speaker, June 1 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Visit our website (www.cpnys.org) for your invitation.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The votes are in for the School Board elections and 93.6% of the budgets passed. Voters may have recognized that district tried to restrain spending and keep property tax increases to a minimal level but the average statewide tax levy increase was approximately 3.4 percent for 2011-12. On the positive side, it is beginning to trend down, so keep the pressure on by being informed.

Sen. Skelos says "No millionaires tax"

Michelle Malkin on Obamacare waivers. The Heritage Foundation asks "How about a national Obamacare waiver?"

Sen. Schumer stopped by GOP.

Part 2 on George Soros' media spending.

Newt apologizes, but is it enough to save him?

Senator Rubio introduces the "Incentive to Save Act" and the IRS gets political.

Our featured speaker on June 1, 2011 (have you made your reservations yet? Go to www.cpnys.org for your invitation) Sen. Tom Coburn, is taking a break from the "gang of six".

Meredith Whitney: The Hidden State Financial Crisis

E. J. McMahon critiques Gov. Cuomo's possible pension plan.

Walter E. Williams on "Understanding Liberals"

J. Matt Barber on "Conservative -- the new cool".

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today, make your voice heard in local school board elections!

Rich Lowry opines on Newt Gingrich. So does the Washington Times. People in Iowa not to happy with Newt.

The NY Post Editorial on the new proposed NYS pension tier. While the bill has not been introduced yet, it appears it will continue to be "defined benefit" and with all due respect, the changes proposed will not fully resolve the long term problems. A "defined contribution" must be considered. Read more about the proposals here and here. According to this article, the Governor is not willing to fight for "defined contribution" maybe because he couldn't get it passed. Why not? It is for future employees...new hires who would be fully aware of what they would be entitled to. More here.

Sen. Skelos releases ethics disclosure, where is Speaker Silver's?

Rep. Paul Ryan will stay in Congress.

Rep. Ryan forces the debate...are Americans really willing to make the necessary cuts.

Did they take the Hippocratic Oath?

Larry Kudlow interviews former Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (Mr. Kudlow also reminds us we can trust but have to verify.)

Thomas Sowell on tax cuts...well worth the read.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Just a quick reminder to vote Tuesday's School Board Elections, most of your property taxes are tied to school budgets.

More on New Yorker's leaving New York.

Will NYC's OTB return?

Mayor Bloomberg and his "shadow" government.

New York City's puppet!

The Heritage Foundation with more in the debt-limit. The Weekly Standard also weighs in on the debt-limmit.

Meanwhile Timothy E. Geithner continues to ramp up the rhetoric. Mr. Geithner, haven't you learned yet that you cannot rob Peter to pay Paul?

As long as the Administration continues to spend, spend, spend, the job market will continue to be dismal.

And as long as the job market remains dismal, entitlement programs will run out of money.

More Obamacare waivers approved.

Can we trust him? Why do I believe it is just campaign mode calling for more oil production?

Archbishop Dolan on traditional marriage. Liz Benjamin writes "Why Row C Matters"
Jacob Gershman on "Marriage Fight Turns to Religion"

The New York Post Editorial Board endorses Assemblywoman Jane Corwin for Congress.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

Today the Conservative Party issued a new press release urging all New Yorkers to protect their wallets by being pro-active in these last weeks of the legislative session. What do you believe is the most important issue the state legislature must resolve before the end of the current session?

Give your opinion today in our new Weekly Poll.

If you support the tax cap, watch out – Sheldon Silver already has plans to sabotage the whole idea.

Gridlock on sensible ideas like the tax cap is one reason why New Yorkers aren’t too optimistic about the future of our state – and why many younger New Yorkers don’t plan on sticking around.

It seems President Obama’s priority this week is insulting just about everybody – whether it’s people who support border security and enforcement of America’s immigration laws… the brave individuals who risk their lives as police officers… or small business owners who are struggling to keep their heads above water in this disastrous Obama economy.

Some news this week in the race for the White House – with Newt Gingrich declaring his candidacy, Rep. Ron Paul throwing his hat in the ring and Mitt Romney playing defense on the health care issue.

Here you'll find a good overview of the GOP presidential race as it stands right now – with entrepreneur Herman Cain possibly winning points right now for most intriguing.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Nicole Gelinas does not want to chase the wealth away.

Her logic is lost on Sen. Kent Conrad who wants the feds to sock it to millionaires. While the GOP looks to save money.

NRO sounds off on some democrats plan for big oil.

George Will has a history lesson for Obama.

The Heritage Foundation and Obamacare.

The Constitution and the debt-limit debate. Monday we will go over debt ceiling.

Larry Kudlow on Ben Bernanke.

The scandal that just will not go away.

Is this the reason why democrats won't cut Planned Parenthood funding?

Fox exposes Soros' ties to media.

The Empire Center reports on property taxes in New York State.

Oh, and if you are looking to get a federal contract, you better be nice to Obama.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Governor appears to be getting good press for pushing the tax cap.

The Tobacco Tax Two Step.

Bill deBlasio is all wrong.

The Heritage Foundation isn't fond of Obama's continuing comedy routine especially when it comes to illegal immigration.

Sorry Bam, you're no Bubba.

No surprise here.

Walter E. Williams: Minimum Wage's Discriminatory Effect.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Heritage Foundation lays out how to save the American Dream.

Obama fights to save Obamacare, call me cynical, but I'm certain I can predict the outcome in this court.

Michelle is busy promoting poetry...but, some of the poetry is not what you want your children reciting.

What happens if you don't have a cell phone? Will the government provide you with one?

Congressman Boehner has the right agenda.

Is it time to stop using Google?

Interesting conundrum in New York's 26th CD.

Chris Collins, Erie County Executive, has a message to Legislators: Get off locals' backs.

Senator Skelos Applauds Tax Cap Push.

Hear the Governor's message on Property Tax Cap here.

Thomas Sowell sows more words of wisdom.

Excellent article by Dennis Prager, what is really upsetting is knowing the person he writes about is a professor at Columbia University.

Monday, May 9, 2011

The New York Post Editorial on Saturday, takes the Governor to task on the property tax cap.
The NY Daily News encourages Gov. Cuomo to get the property tax cap passed and do what is right for citizens.

Today's NY Post Editorial, rightfully takes the NY Times to task for disrespecting our all volunteer troops who keep us as safe as possible.

Mayor Bloomberg has some fiscal problems totally out of his control.

More on the "mandate monsters".

Is this the first positive sign that NY may collect the cigarette taxes from non-Indians?

Do you think New York would ever pass this legislation?

Fannie Mae wants more of your money! Home Market takes a tumble.

The Heritage Foundation takes on the Obama Administration, again.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

The understandable euphoria over the death of Osama bin Laden is easing up – so now we can take a more measured view of what it means and what the situation says about the Obama Administration.

The always insightful Charles Krauthammer notes – and I agree – that “the bin Laden operation is the perfect vindication of the war on terror.”

Via the Weekly Standard, here is Mark Halperin’s interesting take on “The Five Mistakes the Obama Administration Has Made in the Aftermath of the Bin Laden Killing.”

Halperin says that one Obama Administration mistake is letting the debate over America’s future in Afghanistan get out of control, and notes that this allows “those pressing for an end of the war to use bin Laden's death as rhetorical leverage.”

And indeed, the newest issue of the Democrats’ favorite magazine, The Nation, blasts this on the cover: “Bin Laden is Dead: Now, Let’s Get Out of Afghanistan and End the War on Terror.”

Self-proclaimed “hawk” Larry Kudlow is taking a more measured approach, saying that now is the time to take a serious look at America’s role in Afghanistan and the next steps – not the end – for the War on Terror.

And Sen. Joe Lieberman and other members of Congress are warning against any dramatic decisions about Afghanistan based solely on the death of Osama bin Laden.

What do you think? Should we immediately end operations in Afghanistan, as the “progressive” Democrats are demanding? Should we stay the course? Or, is there a middle ground?

Give your opinion in our new Weekly Poll.

Even something as dramatic as the death of one of America’s greatest enemies can’t change some things for President Obama: Unemployment is still rampant...

... and gas prices are still too high – though there is hope for long-term and short-term relief.

All this means that despite the success of the Osama bin Laden operation, public opinion on President Obama’s handling of the economy is at an all time low.

Here in New York – thanks to the Conservative Party and other pro-taxpayer groups – there is hope for a property tax cap.

Have a great weekend!