Thursday, December 22, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

I am all for capitalism, however, when capitalism sets up a system to possibly defraud taxpayers, it needs to be examined. The Wall Street Journal investigates a law firm that specializes in Social Security Disability benefits and the business model used to create a company that collected $88 million in fees for helping people through the system. A safety net is necessary for the truly disabled, but the rise of specialty firms to help people collect disability payments has put a severe strain of funds available.

The House Republicans continue to be savagely attacked for trying to stand up for principles. The fact remains that the payroll tax, while beneficial to constituents, leaves a gap in what is being paid into Social Security. By not dealing with how to make up the difference and knowing the strain about to begin with baby boomers at retirement age, the GOP House passed a Bill that included a way to do both, yet they are losing the public relations battle. What would you do? Let us know in this weeks’ poll question.

Kudos to Congressman Paul Ryan named Human Events Conservative of the Year. Larry Kudlow’s article articulates Congressman Ryan’s goals to prevent America from fiscal bankruptcy. There is only one problem; we need more people in Congress who share Ryan’s goals.

Leave it to the New York Times to praise the EPA’s new regulations to limit mercury emissions; they obviously are blind to these facts.

Isn’t it time for Attorney General Holder to understand a photo ID for voting is not about race? Most (70%) of Americans support the idea.

The Occupy Wall Street certainly does all it can to help the underprivileged. Here is an article from the LA Times that states the Mayor calls for budget cuts to cover the cost of the protests. Isn’t that a great way to help your cause?

The New York Post Editors spell out the consequences of taxing the rich and the incongruous outrage from the politicians who are unhappy about the results of their vote.

All of us at the Conservative Party want to take this opportunity to wish all of you and your family a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah and a very prosperous New Year. Some years back, Ronald Reagan, was concerned about the true meaning of Christmas being lost under communism, and used his radio program to address his concerns. Today, the War on Christmas continues so I thought I would end with a link to Ronald Reagan’s radio broadcast.

Have a wonderful Christmas and Hanukkah Season. We will be back on January 3rd, barring something unforeseen happening in New York or America.

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