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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

White House Security Breach


Weird. Liberals fear Hillary won't raise taxes on the rich

James Pethokoukis: Weird. Liberals fear Hillary won't raise taxes on the rich

Lament of a fed-up Democratic voter

Salena Zito: Lament of the fed-up voter

Obama throws CIA under the bus for rise of ISIS

Editorial: The rise of ISIS: Obama's bus

Cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to give commencement speech at Goddard College in Vermont

If you need further proof that college students are indoctrinated by liberal professors, look no further than Goddard College in Vermont, where the students selected a convicted cop killer to deliver their commencement speech. What exactly will the graduates learn? How to kill a police officer and manipulate the legal system to avoid the death penalty, as Abu-Jamal has done?

Mumia Abu-Jamal to give college commencement speech

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Congress Funds Islamists Overseas, Ignores Jihadists in America

Congress Funds Islamists Overseas, Ignores Jihadists in America

Weekly GOP Address: Obama, Democrats Crushing The American Dream

A Dangerous World


An embarrassing legacy: Eric Holder departs

An embarrassing legacy: Eric Holder departs

Stop Pa. Senate Bill 444: It turns the people's right to know into government's right to hide

Stop Pa. Senate Bill 444: It turns the people's right to know into government's right to hide

The race for governor: How Tom Corbett would address 3 pressing Pennsylvania issues

The race for governor: How Tom Corbett would address 3 pressing Pennsylvania issues

Enrollment falls again at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities

Colleges and universities may be pricing themselves out-of-business.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Enrollment at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities declined for a
fourth consecutive year, slipping 1.5 percent to an estimated 110,600
students, after peaking at nearly 119,500 in 2010, preliminary reports
show.
Enrollment falls again at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Survey: Record Share of Americans Have Never Married

Pew Research: Record Share of Americans Have Never Married

Hey, Barack: The 1980s Called ...


Jay Carney's Pinocchio Problem

It's hard to tell the truth when your claim to fame is as a professional liar.

It appears former Obama spokesman Jay Carney spent so much time lying for a living that he can no longer tell what the truth is now that he's working for CNN. 

Jay Carney's Pinocchio Problem | CNS News

Republicans poised to win most House seats since 1946

Republicans poised to win most House seats since 1946 | WashingtonExaminer.com

The liberal religion of 'tolerance'

Paul Kengor: The liberal religion of 'tolerance' | Human Events

Qualified GOP candidates abound for election in 2016

Donald Lambro: Qualified GOP candidates abound for election in '16 | Human Events

The Worst of Eric Holder

Sudden Jihad Syndrome in Okla. halted by law-abiding gun owner

John Hayward: Sudden Jihad Syndrome in Oklahama halted by law-abiding gun owner | Human Events

Alien Nation: Illegals blow off immigration hearings

Alien Nation: Illegals blow off immigration hearings, truth concealed from American public | Human Events

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pennsylvania: Don't Vote For A (Tom) Wolf in Sheep Clothing

Guest Column: Our Budget Woes Not Going Away

By Congressman Joe Pitts


The United States government has a debt problem. Last year, we had a big fight in Washington over how to deal with that. It wasn’t a productive debate. It did not end in a long-term solution.

There hasn’t been quite as much talk about the budget in Washington, but the dirty dishes of debt keep piling up. Arguing and shutting down the government won’t fix the problem. It’s going to require compromise to get a solution, courage to pass legislation and then perseverance to make sure it is held to.

First, let’s look at the problem again. Right now, our national debt is over $17.7 trillion, an increase of $7 trillion from 2008. By the end of this year, federal debt held by the public will reach 74 percent of our annual GDP. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that it will climb to 111 percent by 2039. That would be unsustainable.

Those are big numbers, but they have a real impact. Last year, we paid $221 billion in interest on the debt. In ten years, annual interest rates could quadruple. Wouldn’t we rather spend those billions of dollars on something worthwhile? Money spent on interest doesn’t help anyone and hurts our economy and job growth.

The reality is that debt payments will be growing at the exact same time that important programs like Medicare and Social Security will be facing funding crises. Every dollar spent on keeping our creditors at bay is a dollar less for critical medical care and support for older Americans.

The trust fund for Medicare’s hospital insurance program will be depleted by 2030. That means that if we do nothing, hospitals could get a 15 percent cut to reimbursements in a single year. Inevitably, it would make getting care at a hospital more expensive and more difficult.

The Social Security trust fund is currently projected to be depleted just three years later. By current law, there would be an instant 20 percent cut to payments to seniors. Imagine trying to shop or pay the bills with that much cut out of your budget? That could be what millions of seniors are facing in less than 20 years.

The best way to tackle debt is economic growth, but that’s been a problem here in the United States also. Since the economic downturn, annual growth has only been at 1.1 percent and even the optimistic projection of the Congressional Budget Office says that over the next ten years it could average 2.5 percent. That is just barely enough to create jobs for the millions of Americans entering the marketplace every year.

It’s not that Americans aren’t paying a lot of taxes. In fact, the federal government has been collecting record amounts of revenue in the past few years. Government spending, however, is up. Federal spending averaged around 20 percent of the economy for much of the past 40 years. But now for the last four years, that has increased to 22.8 percent. Small numbers here make a big difference, especially since government revenue as a percentage of the economy is basically unchanged. Spending has grown tremendously, tax revenue has not.

Last year, after fighting to the point where Democrats and Republicans couldn’t keep the government open, we effectively declared a truce and passed a budget agreement for 2014 and 2015. I supported this agreement, knowing that more argument wasn’t going to solve the problem.

We’ve had relative budget peace in Washington this year, but the problem is far from solved. This is not an easy problem to solve, and it is going to require a far more civil discourse then we saw in 2013.

Next year, no matter who wins out in the elections, Congress will have to create a new budget. It is my hope that we can make real progress on moving back to a balanced budget and away from massive deficits. Ignoring the problem longer, only makes cleaning it up harder and more painful. 

U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts is a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District.

The Very First Climate Change Summit


Pa. newspaper: Millionaire Democrat Tom Wolf losing on tax issue

Even The Philadelphia Inquirer, which endorses Democrats 99% of the time, is having a hard time believing millionaire Democrat Tom Wolf's scheme to "tax the rich" to get Pennsylvania out of its fiscal woes. Tom Wolf is an empty suit.

Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial: Doubting Thomas

Bill Cosby on college and the economics of 'regular people'

Bill Cosby on college and the economics of 'regular people'

Milton Friedman explains why the Great Recession happened

Milton Friedman explains why the Great Recession happened

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama Now A Wartime President

Bill O'Reilly: A Wartime President

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Education top priority for Pa. voters, poll shows

Education top priority for Pa. voters, poll shows

Democrat Tom Wolf Is An Empty Suit

Electronic health records mandated by Obamacare aren't saving money or time

Electronic health records aren't saving money or time | Human Events

Your tax dollars at work: Pa. state employees exchange porn emails

AG: State police chief, DEP secretary among those receiving porn emails

Embarrassing facts haunt global warming march

Embarrassing facts haunt global warming march | Human Events

PA changes welfare agency's name to avoid stigma of collecting welfare

Pennsylvania will continue to pay out $10 billion a year in welfare claims, but the money will no longer becoming from the Department of Public Welfare. To avoid the stigma of the world "welfare," the agency is now known as the Department of Human Services. George Orwell would be proud.

Corbett signs bill to change welfare agency's name - abc27 WHTM

Obama at UN: Back to Iraq


Attorney General Eric 'Contempt of Congress' Holder resigns

Attorney General Eric Holder resigns | Human Events

Union thugs plead guilty to sabotage, arson

2 Ironworkers plead guilty to sabotage, arson