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Earlier this month, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell proposed new tax increases to shrink the upcoming 1.7 billion dollar budget deficit. Governor Rendell has already resorted to Orwellian tactics. In an effort to collect from people who owe back-taxes, the Governor proposed an amnesty program which reduces the penalties and half the interest will be waived before the June 18th deadline. The State spent three million dollars in advertisements for this program, and the video is ‘Big-Brother-esque’ warning citizens “We know who you are.”
Yesterday, the Senate Democrats voted to reject Senate Resolution 26, also known as the Murkowski Resolution, against bipartisan support. The Murkowski Resolution proposed to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from acquiring unauthorized power to regulate carbon emission for one year.
The American people have come together in an attempt to stop ObamaCare. They feel not only is it a horrible idea, but that it’s extremely unconstitutional. A website was created to rally as many citizens as possible to support a lawsuit filed against the President to overturn the new bill.
The site represents almost 32,000 Americans who have signed up in an effort to overturn ObamaCare in congress. They feel that the states should decide their own health care laws as opposed to the federal government.
As Matthew Clemente pointed out in his last entry, the national debt will surpass GDP as soon as 2012. Unfortunately, it gets more frightening—according to the 2008 Financial Report of the U.S. Government, the government has already promised $65 trillion in Medicare and Social Security—more than the GDP of the entire world. Even this figure is already outdated: consider the additional promised payouts with the passing of the healthcare bill.
Senate Votes to Abdicate Its Responsibility, Giving the EPA the Green Light to Impose Costly Climate Change Regulations
Since 1977, when Jimmy Carter signed the Community Reinvestment Act, the government has tried to make housing more affordable for low-income families by subsidizing homeownership. Bill Clinton and George W.
FreedomWorks Activist Punched at Peaceful Protest to Oppose BP Bailout
On Tuesday, about 25 Freedomworks activists gathered outside Congressman Watt's Greensboro, NC office to protest another big bailout, aka, the Durbin Amendment.
Here's the long and short of the amendment:
Senators Can Protect American Consumers with a Vote for the Murkowski Resolution
Washington, DC- This Thursday, members of the Senate will have the opportunity to protect American consumers from a back door cap-and-trade scheme allowing unelected bureaucrats to regulate carbon emissions.
Key Vote "Yes" S.J. Res. 26: The Murkowski Resolution
Late yesterday Sen. Rockefeller announced that he will vote in favor of the Murkowski Resolution. Until then, we were uncertain in which way he would vote. However in a prepared statement Rockefeller said:I have long maintained that the Congress – not the unelected EPA – must decide major economic and energy policy. EPA regulation will have an enormous impact on the economic security of West Virginia and our energy future.