Friday, March 30, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up

In last week’s Poll, 82 percent of respondents predicted that the Supreme Court will overturn ObamaCare. To end the week, we have plenty of analysis regarding the Court’s proceedings.

John Podhoretz notes that the “la-la liberals” are once again shocked that conservatives might have sound, well-reasoned arguments on an important issue.

This is the newest theme among Democrat pundits seeking to make lemonade from this lemon of a bill we’ve been handed – that the Court’s rejection of ObamaCare could help Obama get reelected.

In the Weekly Standard we’re reminded that conservatives shouldn’t get too confident about the outcome of this case – arguments are still taking place, but we won’t hear them.

Here’s what will happen today and afterwards as the justices consider and reconsider ObamaCare.

“This is my last election,” President Obama whispered to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev earlier this week, unaware that an open mike was picking up the conversation. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”

Here’s Charles Krauthammer demolishing this new “Flexibility Doctrine.”

House Speaker John Boehner had the decency and good sense to wait until Obama was back home from his overseas excursion to raise questions, but now the questions are coming “fast and furious,” as the Associated Press puts it (reminding us of another Obama Administration scandal).

Our friend the open mic is the only reason we know about Obama’s “flexibility” in selling out America’s security to Russia. On what other issues do you believe Obama will have “flexibility” to impose his will should he win reelection? Vote today in our new Weekly Poll.

Gov. Cuomo is talking the talk against pork-barrel spending, but as The Wall Street Journal reports he’s given himself and his allies in Albany a bit of flexibility in the budget.

We know Charlie Rangel is very “flexible” when it comes to following campaign laws – but looks like he’s getting of with just a slap on the wrist.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

How can they spin this? Or will the Administration just ignore the 414-0 vote on hid budget and say the Republican controlled House destroyed the bi-partisan Bowles-Simpson proposal? Maybe they should just call it bi-partisan defeat!

Maybe Obama will just continue on his merry energy path and harm our fragile economy with his EPA regulations crushing coal-fired power plants.

Why does IRS need 4000 enforcement agents, if there is nothing to enforce? In HC Bill: 1501(g)(2), won't affect credit, no lien allowed. Withholding refunds looks like all they can try to do. While the "individual mandate" has been adequately covered, the WSJ covers another extremely important part of Obamacare -- Medicaid -- here.

Do you know which country spends the most on health care? You may be surprised at the answer.

Sen. Jim DeMint on "flexibility".

E. J. McMahon: Governor Cuomo curbs spending for now.

The NY Post Editorial calls for Legislators to go home before they do any more damage. What will stop them from coming back after the November elections to vote on the very bills the NY Post is concerned with....shouldn't we know now?? Don't we deserve the right to vote knowing how they will vote on the very issues the NY Post is concerned about. If they disregard the will of the people on issues that effect New Yorkers, we have an obligation to elect legislators who reflect what we want. By going home now -- and coming back after the elections -- people tend to forget in the ensuing two years. Last December they hiked taxes, I hope the NY Post will remind people of this the day before election day, as voters have so much on their minds, they may forget. We will not and we will remind voters.

A positive small step for the Port Authority.

When will big government supporters learn, there is never enough money to sustain their ideas.
In this article, DFS spokesman David Neustadt, says the health exchange will solve the problem. WRONG! The health exchange only kicks the can down the road....entitlements always run out of money and need new titles to fool the public into thinking the problem is resolved. Entitlement programs have never, nor will they ever, be successful, an we certainly should not be fooled into thinking by changing a name everything will be okay.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Final day for arguments on Obamcare: Can it survive without mandate? Betsy McCaughey critiques yesterday's arguments and Michael Turner wants to know why the rush to set up health exchanges. The WSJ examines day 2 and calls it "A Constitutional Awakening" and Investors sees the heavy hand of government mandates in Obamacare.

Day 3: Here are the transcripts.

More on "After my election, I have more flexibility." More on the "open mic" statement from the Heritage Foundation.

With all of the coverage on Obamacare and "open mics" lets remember that President Obama signed an Executive Order on March 16, that should give us all concern, especially knowing how he believes he will have more flexibility when re-elected.

A sobering assessment of New York's still looming financial crisis.

Thomas Sowell on Obamacare.

Wednesdays with Walter E. Williams

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day two in the Supreme Court: here, here, here and here. Interesting that WH considered taxes on sugary drinks to help fund Obamacare, but even when you add the projected totals, it is not even close to paying the bill and it won't ever be close to paying for itself as entitlements never are.

Hot off the press: Day two's transcript.

Do not jump to conclusions, headlines are meant to grab your attention.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus wants even more of your money in their proposed 2103 budget adding an additional $1.3 Trillion over 10 years.

The Heritage Foundation examines the "open mic" problem, while the Weekly Standard explains that President Obama's explanation only compounds the problem.

NYC Comptroller Liu just keeps digging deeper and deeper.

RIP Priscilla L. Buckley

Good news for New Yorkers and bad news for New Yorkers. Let you legislators know you support jobs for New Yorkers in both instances.

Hear Laura Ingram speak out on her radio show about our U. S. Senate candidate Wendy Long and the Conservative Party. More about Wendy Long here.

Tuesday's with Thomas Sowell. (In today's column, Mr. Sowell opines on Geraldo's Point, but the far left has put so much pressure on Geraldo, he is now apologizing for what he said.) As stated above (regarding health care) do not jump to conclusions without all the facts.

Monday, March 26, 2012

The most anticipated US Supreme Court case begins this week. The Washington Times believes there is a chance that Obamacare will be upheld. The WSJ has a guide to the health care arguments here. The NY Sun is Bracing for the Court, while the Heritage Foundation makes the case against Obamacare again. More from Heritage here. Fox News calls it a "rare and historic case that will impact most Americans and potentially a presidential race". National Review covers it also.

Wendy Long on televising the US Supreme Court health care debate.

Today's transcript of health care arguments.

The Washington Times writes that the White House is sure that its energy policy is an election winner. Mr. President, you are not reading the tea leaves correctly. Solar energy is a long way off, just ask the people who use solar lights in a their gardens, ask them if they are ready to invest in more solar energy and if they believe solar energy will keep them warm in winter and cool in summer.

How the truth comes out when unaware of an open mike!

More on "more flexibility" and what a second term could bring.

So far, Larry Kudlow, likes Congressman Ryan's proposed budget.

Beware of dividend tax increase, currently 15%, set to increase to 43.4% next year.

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic without dancing, dinosaurs and birthdays.

Is this how you want your tax dollars spent?

The WSJ on the
New York State budget.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up

President Obama is still touting solar energy, but shouldn't he be touting his (and the late Ted Kennedy's) signature legislation? I surmise the reason he isn't is because Obamacare is heading to the US Supreme Court on Monday. Charles Krauthammer' column spells explains Obamacare as only he can. The Heritage Foundation does a good job in spelling out the ways Obamacare kills jobs. Do you think the Supreme Court will strike the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act? We will not know until June, but you can cast you vote in this week's poll.

President Obama on his Energy/Campaign trip blames Congress for Solyndra's failure and at some point, rest assured, he will find a way to blame George W. Bush for his own support of solar energy. President Obama is trying his hardest to manipulate the facts on energy, but too many sources say his rhetoric is just that, rhetoric. Solyndra is not the only problem, one-third of clean energy loans are raising the flag of caution.

President Obama anticipated the spike in gas prices; according to him the payroll tax cut was meant to off-set the spike. With that kind of logic, can we anticipate a corporate tax cut? Are we heading towards a gasoline shortage during peak driving season? What will President Obama's response be as refineries close due to the requirement to have different grade (summer and winter) gasoline? President Obama may be trying to fix the gasoline spike by "speeding up" the Keystone Pipeline XL, but we won't forget his making calls to Democratic Senators to vote against the pipeline.

Planned Parenthood continually crosses the moral line, but Dr. Amy T. Schalet's audacity to suggest what a "good parent" should allow their teens to do at home is outrageous. What is even more disturbing is that Dr. Schalet is an assistant sociology professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and most likely brings this view to class. On the bright side, 282 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood.

AG Eric Holder has a lot of explaining to do regarding the latest findings on Fast and Furious.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Eric Holder should resign immediately.

We should all be concerned that government has steadily increased its consumer lending. Governments growth is out of control and will eventually destroy the greatest nation ever, if we do not take the steps needed to curtail it now. Edward J. Pinto explains the problems in a way even an ultra liberal can understand.

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

POTUS in full campaign mode as he attempts to change facts and continues the blame game, while continuing to double down on solar energy. His about face on parts of Keystone is just a headline grabbing ploy to try and convince voters he is doing what he can to lower gasoline prices. More from the Heritage Foundation.

Obviously, Congresswoman Pelosi failed reading comprehension. And from this clip, it appears that Congressman Ellison did not excel in history classes. Look at what one school is teaching today's students, the last paragraph will really get your blood pressure up.

What is a "pro-woman" litmus test, Ms. Fluke? Do you think you speak for all woman? You speak for the groupies who want government handouts, not the woman who understand the satisfaction of earning what they want and need to succeed in life.

The misleading tale of income inequality.

Fifty million last year and now 1199SEIU wants an additional $80 million from YOU this year. Have union members even considered a reduction in benefits to save other their jobs? What a foolish question to ask as we all know the answer. When some unions don't get what they want, this is the answer.

National attention for our US Senate candidate, Wendy Long.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The IRS is considering sharing your tax information with the police to "fight fraud". Once the foot is in the door -- Tampa, Florida could be the pilot spot -- how long before the IRS turns every police agency in the US into tax collectors?

Biden and Carney certainly drink the President's Kool-aid by the gallons!

Court sides with property owners, not EPA.

Secretary Chu, your self proclaimed A is for arrogance, not on what you have accomplished in handling gas prices.

From the Heritage Foundation: What Congress must do to control spending and create jobs.

More on Congressman Ryan's plan here, here, here and here.

Daniel Henninger writes about the Magician.

More on Religious Liberty from the Heritage Foundation.

If you are looking for Senate and Assembly lines check here.

NYC Comptroller Liu should resign immediately.

Thomas Sowell's Monday column that I overlooked.

Wednesday's with Walter E. Williams.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Congressman Paul Ryan still trying to protect American taxpayers. It won't be long before they begin to demonize him again!

Apple and corporate taxes.

This is in the Washington Post (certainly not considered a conservative paper) takes the 17 minute documentary promoting President Obama to task and gives it 3 Pinocchio's!

Why is President Obama weighing in on North Carolina's ballot amendment? Has he had a change of heart on marriage? Will he campaign for changing the definition of marriage?

Seriously Mr. Mayor?

Say it isn't so.

Conservative Party nominates the next Senator from New York State, Wendy Long. Read about it here, here here, here and here! Chairman Michael R. Long makes the case for Wendy Long (no relation) on our website:

Courts finalize Congressional Districts.

Tuesday's with Thomas Sowell.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Reason to be concerned? The White House issued this Executive Order on March 16. Read more here and here. Did the White House think no one would notice since St. Patrick's Day celebrations were taking place the next day?

The President's says restoring America is an eight year project. If he is in for 8 years, I'm not sure America would recover from his mistakes in 20 years.....

Are you surprised that NY has the highest taxes on gasoline in the nation?

Small business owners say NO to higher minimum wage.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up

Last Friday for our Weekly Poll, we asked what you thought was Barack Obama’s top priority right now – and 93% of you chose “Getting Reelected.” You were right.

“The Obama White House moved fully into reelection mode this week,” reports the Washington Post. And why not? It’s not like there are pressing matters facing our nation that require the President’s attention.

Well, except for Afghanistan and North Korea.

And America’s energy crisis.

Plus the economy, as well as the rising cost of living.

It’s costing more and more just to get by these days. How are you coping with this increased cost of living under President Obama? Let us know with our new Weekly Poll.

The Washington Times takes a look at why Obama might not want to talk much about the “Afghan Failure” or his stimulus spending sprees.

The news isn’t good for Obama on the health care “reform” front either, what with the real costs of ObamaCare being revealed. Link

And Charles Krauthammer notes that Obama’s solution to rising gas prices is... algae?

Churchill, Thatcher... Cameron? They don’t make British prime ministers like they used to, wouldn’t you say?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Check out this chart on where you money goes.

More on President Obama's regulations.

What do doctors think about Obamacare?

What does Sen. Tom Coburn think of Sen. Harry Reid? Click here to find out.

More information on President Obama and gasoline prices.

Federal budget must be reduced to preserve the American Dream.

The NY State Legislature dealt with many of its major issues, but did not discuss hydrofracking. What does that tell you?

Bonus Thomas Sowell.....

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Surprise, surprise, Obamacare will cost more than projected!

President Obama thinks creating a task force to look into speculation will fix the gasoline prices, along with telling us to make certain we have fully inflated tires. Some words of advice to President Obama from the Investors Business Daily. It would seem that the increasing cost of gasoline and the citizen's response to the rising costs is taking its toll on Energy Secretary Chu.
More on Obama's gasoline dilemma from Jonah Goldberg and from the Wall Street Journal.

The Washington Examiner suggests a common sense way to check Obama's regulation mania.

Betsy McCaughy with more insight on Obamacare.

Imports are still outpacing exports.

Andrew Ferguson, writing in the Weekly Standard, questions some of the medical ethics being reported in the past few weeks.

NY Congresswoman Kathy Houchel at a Town Hall Meeting....she needs to read and unhold the US Constitution....not what she is saying here.

Wednesday's with Walter E. Williams.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More on Holder's attack on Texas' trying to preserved the integrity of voting here and here.

The Heritage Foundation lets us know that the Obama Administration regulation costs for 2011 is over $16 billion. That sure helps the economy grow, puts people to work and helps America recover, no wonder we still have an 8.3% unemployment rate. More on the cost of Obama's regulations here.

The Administration spending just continues along, getting us deeper and deeper in debt.

The American Enterprise Institute has a study on the cost of Obamacare and its rising costsand how it is forcing workers out of existing plans.

The Obama Administration won't let the facts get in the way (see above) when it comes to promoting Obamacare.

File this under "living in his own world".

This can be filed under "We will do anything and everything to stop hydrofracking from ever providing jobs and energy in NYS".

Absolutely one of the most disturbing articles I have read in modern time. This from the article: "The lead author of the paper, S. Matthew Liao, is a professor of philosophy and bioethics at New York University. Liao is keen to point out that the paper is not meant to advocate for any particular human modifications, or even human engineering generally; rather, it is only meant to introduce human engineering as one possible, partial solution to climate change. He also emphasized the voluntary nature of the proposed modifications. Neither Liao or his co-authors, Anders Sandberg and Rebecca Roache of Oxford, approve of any coercive human engineering; they favor modifications borne of individual choices, not technocratic mandates. What follows is my conversation with Liao about why he thinks human engineering could be the most ethical and effective solution to global climate change." Read the rest here.

Looks like these will be the final Congressional lines.

The NY Post Editorial writes again on the all to real need for pension reform.

More on NYPD investigations here, here and here.

Tuesday's with Thomas Sowell.

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Heritage Foundation has some news for the Obama Administration: We don't need international "permission" to defend our interests.

Check out what Senators DeMint, Lee and Paul have to say about the deficit and what can be done.

How Obamacare Increase Unemployment.

Governor Bobby Jindal opines in today's WSJ on Obama's politicized energy policy.

The Heritage Foundation writes on the nuclear option for powering America.

DOJ making another huge mistake. How about no ID's when cashing a paycheck? Or opening a credit card? What is the problem with showing an ID when voting, you need an ID to get on an airplane.

More support for expanding NY's DNA laws.

No surprise here. William McGurn on what pubic employee unions are doing to our Country. True words: without this fix, it's not reform.

With all of the problems NYC Comptroller has, why would the CFB (Campaign Finance Board) even consider matching funds....remember voters, it is YOUR money they use. Clearly another reason to end campaign finance laws.

The NY Post Editorial makes some good points.

Auburn City Council makes a good choice by overturning last July's proposal.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up

We’ll close the week with some analysis of the “big issues” facing us this Friday...

First up: The U.S., Israel and Iran.

Charles Krauthammer works his usual magic in demolishing President Obama’s weak, self-centered stand on Israel. The bottom line: “Obama wants to get past Nov. 6 without any untoward action that might threaten his reelection.”

This Washington Times editorial also hammers the President for playing politics with this serious situation, noting: “Mr. Obama is trying to avoid election-season wild cards that could derail his march to a second term.”

Based on what you’re seeing in the news, what do you think is Barack Obama’s top priority right now? My vote is for “Getting Reelected.” Give your opinion today in our new Weekly Poll.

Next: Mitt, Rick and Newt in the GOP primary.

Here is an interesting look at how Newt Gingrich is the candidate making Obama nervous...

All three head down south for the next round of primaries.

Is the President a bit panicked about his reelection chances?

Another big story this week: Conservatives, Obama and Energy Independence

Obama put the pressure on Senate Democrats and it worked – an effort to green-light the Keystone pipeline was voted down. Wouldn’t it be nice if Obama was so aggressive in trying to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons?

The response from Republicans? “It’s not over.

And finally: Obama, the economy and unemployment.

The “recovery” continues – at a disappointing pace, as The Heritage Foundation notes.

It’s basically status quo with unemployment.

Under Obama’s “leadership,” the U.S. has posted our highest-ever monthly deficit.

Find out what Lawrence Kudlow means when named Ben Bernanke “the all-time Keynesian manipulator.”

Have a great weekend!