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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ride, Hillary, Ride!


It's The Economy, Stupid CNBC!

From Bill O'Reilly's latest column:
Let's get this straight. On Wednesday morning a new national poll revealed that 54% of Americans rate the economy as 'poor.' That's after nearly seven years of Barack Obama's big government solutions. Republicans, of course, are especially gloomy about the economy.

That was Wednesday morning, teeing things up for CNBC, the self-described 'world leader in business news.' Surely the moderators would flood the zone with substantive questions about the U.S. economy.

Instead, Becky Quick quizzed Marco Rubio about his 'lack of bookkeeping skills,' Carl Quintanilla posed questions about homosexuality and fantasy football, and the astonishingly incompetent John Harwood expressed doubt about Donald Trump's 'moral authority.'
Read the full column at the link below:

Bill O'Reilly: It's The Economy, Stupid CNBC!

Bozell: CNBC Debate Was an 'Encyclopedic Example of Liberal Media Bias'

Bozell: CNBC Debate Was an 'Encyclopedic Example of Liberal Media Bias'

Qualifications not needed for many row offices in Pennsylvania

What is a prothonotary anyway, and why are voters in Pennsylvania counties asked to elect one every four years?
Qualifications not needed for many row offices in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's spending during budget impasse hits $27 billion

Pennsylvania government is an auto-pilot. Even though the state does not have an approved budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, somehow it managed to spend $27 billion.
Pennsylvania's spending during budget impasse hits $27 billion

Latest Poll: Carson, Trump, Clinton lead support in Pa.

Carson, Trump, Clinton lead support in Pa., poll indicates

Grand jury judge: PA AG Kane or her agents stole confidential files from office

Grand jury judge: Kane or her agents stole confidential files from office

Maybe Sarah Palin was right about the Commies


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Common-sense compromise on Voter ID


New Poll: Support for indicted PA AG Kathleen Kane sinking

Poll finds plurality of Pa. voters think Attorney General Kane should resign

Majority of College Students 'Intimidated' to Share Beliefs

The rise of liberal fascism on American college campuses is appalling.

Majority of Republican, Democratic College Students 'Intimidated' to Share Beliefs

Further Proof Democrats Are The Party Of The Rich

The 1% Elites in D.C., NYC areas are fueling Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Top 10 ZIP Codes Contributing To Hillary Are Not 'Everyday America'

How To Tell You've Been Robbed By A Pa. Politician


Can Hillary Clinton Complete the Fundamental Transformation Obama Began?

Can Hillary Clinton Complete the Fundamental Transformation? | Frontpage Mag

Despite Rhetoric, Hillary Secures More in 'Fat-Cat' Donations Than GOP Counterparts

Despite Rhetoric, Hillary Secures More in 'Fat-Cat' Donations Than GOP Counterparts | Truth Revolt

Monday, October 26, 2015

Has Kathleen Kane 'set back' women?

Brad Bumsted: Has Kathleen Kane 'set back' women?

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Welcome to Tom Wolf's Taxylvania

Welcome to Taxylvania

Friday, October 23, 2015

Montage of Obama officials falsely saying video was to blame for Benghazi

No Justice at Obama Justice Dept: No Charges for Lerner at IRS

No Charges for Lerner at IRS | Truth Revolt

How Hillary Convinced Joe Biden Not To Run For President


Gallup: NRA nears record approval rating at 58%

Gallup: NRA nears record approval rating at 58%

Poll: Half the nation doesn't believe Hillary Clinton's Benghazi story

Poll: Half the nation doesn't believe Clinton's Benghazi story

Pennsylvania Senate to explore removing Kane as attorney general

Pennsylvania Senate to explore removing Kane as attorney general

Liar: Four Pinocchios for Hillary and her pantsuit

Hillary: I Didn't Blame Benghazi On The YouTube Video | Frontpage Mag

Investigators Blame Obama EPA in Colorado Mine Wastewater Spill

Investigators Blame EPA in Colorado Mine Wastewater Spill

39 Percent of Co-Ops Formed Under Obamacare Are Now Closing Doors

39 Percent of Co-Ops Formed Under Obamacare Are Now Closing Doors

Ambassador Stevens Responds to Hillary on Benghazi Attack


Obama Admin Instructing Public Schools to Push Amnesty for Illegals

Obama Admin Instructing Public Schools to Push Amnesty for Undocumented Youth | Truth Revolt

Poll: NRA More Popular Than Democrats

Poll: NRA More Popular Than Democrats | Truth Revolt

Clinton Told Chelsea Truth, Lied to American People on Benghazi

Clinton Told Chelsea Truth, Lied to American People on Benghazi | Truth Revolt

Friday, October 16, 2015

Democrats Pander To Low-Information Voters


Splintered Senate Primary is Latest Problem for Pennsylvania Democrats

Splintered Primary is Latest Problem for Pennsylvania Democrats

Despite record tax revenues, Obama runs up huge deficits

$3.25 Trillion: Government Collects Record-High Taxes in Fiscal Year 2015

45th Annual Greek Food Bazaar returns to Berks County Oct. 16-18

Visit Greece without leaving Berks County when the 45th Annual Greek Food Bazaar returns this weekend at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

In addition to authentic Greek food and pastry, the three-day festival (Oct. 16-17-18) features live music, folk dancing, gift rooms and church tours.
Check out new menu items offered under the large tent, which features an expanded seating area.
The food is prepared and cooked on the premises by church members using family recipes handed down through generations.
 
Athenian-style chicken platters, which come a half-backed chicken, rice pilaf, Greek-style string beans, a Greek salad, roll and butter will be offered all weekend in the main dining hall for $12. You can also substitute Plaki (fresh fish fillet baked with vegetables, herbs and wine) or Souvlaki (chunks of marinated pork) on the platter meal.
There are also a la carte items such Gyro (beef and lamb slices) and Souvlaki (pork shis-ke-bob) sandwiches; Calamari (squid) cooked in tomatoes and wine; Moussaka (eggplant casserole); Arni Psito (roast lamb cooked with herbs); and Pastitsio (layered Greek pasta, seasoned with chopped beef topped with b├ęchamel sauce).
A variety of imported Greek wines and spirits, including Ouzo, an anise-flavored liqueur, are available, as well as domestic and imported beers.
After a hearty meal, there’s plenty to see and do on the church grounds. The Agora (Greek market) offers packaged Greek foods and prepared dishes you can take home. The Kafenio (Greek coffee house) features fresh-brewed Greek-style coffee, rice pudding and pastries in a relaxed atmosphere.
All food items are available to eat-in in or take-out.
It wouldn’t be a Greek food festival without a stop in the pastry room, where you can sample Baklava (almonds, butter and honey layered in flaky pastry), Teelikta (walnuts, butter and honey rolled in flaky pastry); Kourabiethes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar); Koulourakia (Greek twisted butter cookie); and Galaktobouriko (a filo pastry filled with custard and moistened with honey syrup).
Another Greek delicacy offered throughout the weekend is Loukoumades (puffed honey balls), a warm, dough pastry topped with syrup, cinnamon and chopped nuts.
Visitors can also shop for original artwork, gold jewelry and items imported from Greece in various gift rooms.
Bazaar hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Additional parking is available at the adjacent Berks Catholic High School lot. The festival will be held rain or shine.
The church is located at 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., about a half-mile from Business Route 222 South, also known as Lancaster Avenue.
For directions or more information, call 610-374-7511 or visit www.stsconstantinehelen.org

Monday, October 12, 2015

Pennsylvania's Shrinking Population Problem

Fewer people should mean less government spending, but that's not the case in Pennsylvania.

Bob Dick of the Commonwealth Foundation:
Persistently high taxes, overspending, and frivolous regulations are stifling job opportunities in the commonwealth, and driving people to other states.
Pennsylvania's Shrinking Population Problem

Pennsylvania's Public Pension Crisis Grows

Ten months into his term as governor and Democrat Tom Wolf has done nothing to address Pennsylvania's growing pension crisis.

Pennsylvania's Public Pension Crisis Grows

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Study: Obamacare Cadillac Tax Forcing Employers to Cut Benefits

Study: Obamacare Cadillac Tax Forcing Employers to Cut Benefits

Government Workers Make 78 Percent More Than Private Sector

Study: Government Workers Make 78 Percent More Than Private Sector

How Much Does Tom Wolf Really Care About The Children?


Gutfeld: 'If the Media Were a Restaurant, America's Getting Food Poisoning'

Obama IRS Only Protected Sensitive Taxpayer Information 7% of the Time

IRS Only Protected Sensitive Taxpayer Information 7 Percent of the Time

September Sees Record Gun Sales, Says FBI

September Sees Record Gun Sales

Defeat of Wolf Tax Hikes A Great Win for Pennsylvania Taxpayers

Great Win for Taxpayers in Budget Battle

Comparing Putin and Obama ISIS strategies


Pennsylvania university enrollments continue to decline

American colleges and universities are pricing themselves out of the range of most families.

Pennsylvania university enrollments continue to decline

Trump falls to Democrats in latest poll of swing states

Trump falls to Democrats in latest poll of swing states

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Tom Wolf's Tax Hikes: 3 Strikes and You're Out!

Wolf's Tax Hikes: 3 Strikes and You're Out!

Audit slams Pa. Education Dept. as inept, lumbering

A state bureaucracy that spends $10 billion a year has done little in recent years to help Pennsylvania schools, according to a scathing new report.

Audit slams Pa. Education Dept. as inept, lumbering

Monday, October 05, 2015

It's that time in the Clinton campaign


Guest Column: Wolf wants each Pa. family to pay $1,000 more in taxes

By James Paul

Have a spare $1,000 lying around? If so, you’d probably make a mortgage payment or buy several weeks of groceries. You might even sock it away in your 401(k) or kid’s college fund. But at a planned Wednesday vote in Harrisburg, House lawmakers — at Gov. Wolf’s urging — will decide whether that money should be plucked out of your pocket and spent on their priorities, not yours.

It’s the latest in a long line of political gimmicks aimed at reeling-in Wolf’s white whale: paradigm-shifting tax increases on Pennsylvanians already shouldering the 10th-highest state and local tax burden in the country.

Wolf’s September spending plan would force a $1,000-per-family tax increase and result in the loss of 14,000 jobs. In a “compromise” from his original proposal, Wolf dropped any pretense of property tax relief or of lowering Pennsylvania’s sky-high corporate rates.

So, what’s the real roadblock in the budget debate? Ask anyone from the Wolf administration, and they’ll point to education funding as the sticking point. Wolf claims to have “worked hard to compromise” only to be “met with obstruction” from legislative leaders.

Pesky as they are, the facts tell a different story.

In fact, Wednesday’s scheduled vote comes after Wolf vetoed emergency funding legislation that would have eased the painful financial pressure on schools and service providers dependent on state dollars. Why would Wolf withhold funding from the likes of cancer screening, domestic violence programs, and school transportation?

In truth, the House and Senate have offered Wolf a series of concessions — particularly on education funding — only to be met with fierce resistance from the administration. It is, in fact, Wolf’s laser-like fixation on tax increases that obstructs agreement on a state budget.

Consider the timeline of events since Wolf’s inauguration. Although Pennsylvania already spends more than $15,000 per student each year, Wolf’s signature campaign pledge was to increase state aid to public schools. In his March budget address, he requested an additional $400 million in basic education funding, along with a bevy of tax hikes on everything from diapers to day care to funeral services. Wolf’s budget featured higher tax increases than the combined total of all other 49 states.

In June, the House and Senate agreed to a no-tax-hike budget that increased basic education by $100 million and set a new record-high in public school funding. Was it everything Wolf asked for? No; but it was a reasonable compromise from a legislative body tasked with responsibly navigating important state needs.

Wolf promptly vetoed this bill containing record education spending and a fair funding formula that has been universally applauded as sensible public policy.

Weeks later, legislative leaders presented the governor yet another compromise: The House and Senate would meet Wolf’s request for $400 million in new education spending, contingent on modest pension reform and liquor privatization. Notably, this proposal continued to shield working Pennsylvanians from painful tax increases.

Again, Wolf rejected the offer. A budget without tax hikes would not suffice — even one that provided every dime the governor requested for basic education.

What may have begun as a quest to boost public school funding clearly has morphed into an obsession with higher taxes. $100 million in new education funding? $400 million? Unless it’s accompanied by the largest tax increase in state history, it’s not good enough for Wolf.

While Wolf likes to claim his tax hike on natural gas drillers would provide revenue for local school districts, his severance tax is not actually dedicated to public schools. Instead, it’s earmarked for “alternative energy subsidies” and other carve outs for corporate welfare before schools get one cent. Not to mention the vast majority of Wolf’s new tax hikes comes from working families, not the gas industry.

Leading up to Wednesday’s tax vote, the governor has rejected offer after offer that would increase school spending to record levels — yet Wolf insists education funding is standing in the way of a state budget. In a Monday morning press conference, Wolf even declared “If I lose Wednesday, Pennsylvania loses.”

The truth is, a Wednesday loss for Wolf’s tax scheme will save Pennsylvania families $1,000. Wolf’s unrelenting fixation on tax hikes is the real culprit for Pennsylvania’s three month-long (and counting) budget standoff.

James Paul is a senior policy analyst for the Commonwealth Foundation (CommonwealthFoundation.org), Pennsylvania’s free market think tank.

State Department Turning Over Huma 'Double Dipping' Documents Next Week

You do realize that if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election in 2016, Huma Mahmood Abedin will become White House chief of staff. Haven't we learned a lesson from Valerie Jarrett?
State Department Turning Over Huma 'Double Dipping' Documents Next Week

Since 2012, Planned Parenthood Unfavorability Doubled Among Americans

When your business is killing babies and you're caught on camera discussing selling dead baby parts, you're headed for a PR nightmare. Good thing you've bought off so many Democratic Party politicians to keep those federal dollars coming into your coffers.

Since 2012, Planned Parenthood Unfavorability Doubled Among Americans

Raw Jobs Numbers the Press Won't Disclose Paint an Even Uglier Picture Than Currently Reported

Raw Jobs Numbers the Press Won't Disclose Paint an Even Uglier Picture Than Currently Reported

Friday, October 02, 2015

The Far Left Turns On Its Favorite Pope

Bring up the topic of religious freedom or the traditional view of marriage and liberals are tossing Pope Francis overboard.
MSNBC Panel Enraged Pope Francis Met Kim Davis | Truth Revolt

RINO Colin Powell: I'm a Member of the GOP to 'Annoy' Right-Wing Base

RINO Colin Powell needs to stop pretending he's a Republican. Nobody is buying his act anymore. Is that a Hillary 2016 bumper sticker on your car, General?

Colin Powell: I’m a Member of the GOP to 'Annoy' Right-Wing Base | Truth Revolt

Unhinged Liberal Piers Morgan Lectures America on Guns

It doesn't take long for the crazies to come out after every senseless act of violence by a mentally-disturbed individual ...

Piers Morgan Lectures America on Guns, From England | Truth Revolt

All the news that fits the NYT liberal agenda?

CNN: New York Times Makes Five Corrections to Melania Trump Story

Teachers Union Erases Records Showing Dissent

Teachers Union Erases Records Showing Dissent

The RINO From Another Planet


Thursday, October 01, 2015