Monday, December 3, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff is still dominating the national news and the Heritage Foundation explains the fiscal cliff in terms even the main stream media can understand.  Of course the Sunday News programs had a lot of discussion on the fiscal cliff by both sides, and if you happened to watch Tim Geithner on Fox News Sunday, it is surprising your television still works.  The request to give the President unilateral authority to lift the limit on the national debt is arrogance on steroids.  Let's just hope the Republicans are not suckered into the administration's rhetoric the same way voters were.  Grover Norquist is right to remain unwavering on no new taxes because we have been through this before.  Help him keep the Republican Congress strong by signing the petition against raising taxes.  Congressmen.  like New York's Chris Gibson,  are more than willing to forgo their pledge to not raise taxes, remind them, we have been down this road before and have never been given the cuts in spending we were promised, don't let it happen again. 

Any quick deal to avoid the fiscal cliff will be detrimental to New York State.  Read what E. J. McMahon has to say here. 

Another idea put forward by Governor Cuomo who is now seems to be adopting Mayor Bloomberg's Nanny-State mentality, is to recommend an increase in "sin" taxes and limiting new businesses that serve liquor.  And what makes matters worse is that at the same time serious consideration is being given to allowing "medical" marihuana in New York State.  The Daily News came out strong against "medical" marihuana and we couldn't agree more with the last sentence of their editorial.

And here is another ill-conceived idea being put forward by Governor Cuomo's appointed team to reduce  Medicaid costs.

Jim Finch wants to know if Governor Cuomo will ever lead in the hydrofracking debate?

One would think that all the national talk of a fiscal crisis, that the White House would show some restraint in Christmas decorations and Christmas vacations.  Do you think 54 Christmas trees borders on the excessive?  Or their vacation (which you are paying for) from December 17 until January 6 is just a tad too long?  I suppose we should just be happy the 54 trees are still considered Christmas trees....

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