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In a sign of bad news for both political parties, a new Rasmussen Reports “generic ballot” poll shows “Democrats attracting 36% of the vote. The Tea Party candidate picks up 23%, and Republicans finish third at 18%. Another 22% are undecided.” At the same time, the generic ballot question without the “Tea Party” option continues to show a substantial GOP advantage.
Jobs and Afghanistan draw attention away from liberal agenda
Recent events have necessitated that the Obama White House shift its focus from the push for healthcare reform to the war in Afghanistan and the millions of jobless Americans. But at what cost does this change come? With the healthcare reform bill slowly moving through the Senate
After the ever-rising unemployment rate skyrocketed into double digits in October, doubts about the Obama Administration’s ability to cope with joblessness grew. Such worries intensified when it was revealed that estimates of nearly one hundred thousand of the jobs supposedly “created or saved” by the $787 billion stimulus package were http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/jobs-s
Federal Reserve Transparency Working Group Sends Letter to the Senate
Dear Members of the U.S. Senate: In the last two years, the Federal Reserve Board has lent several trillion dollars to banks and other private companies, financial and non-financial institutions through a series of special lending facilities. The total amount of loans made through facilities exceeds the annual budget of the United States. In addition, it guaranteed trillions of dollars of various assets and also made hundreds of billions of dollars available to several foreign central banks through currency swap arrangements.
For today's reading, may I refer you to my Human Events article "Who Wants This Healthcare 'Reform'?" in which I discuss not only that question but also the issue of whether it is OK for such massive legislation to be passed on a party-line vote. Please see "Who Wants This Healthcare 'Reform'?", Ross Kaminsky, HumanEvents.com, 12/3/09http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34652
Help Defeat Cap and Trade: Please Sign Up Now for the North Carolina Energy Forum
Even during this busy holiday season, our work continues in the pursuit of "Lower Taxes, Less Government, and More Freedom"!Our intelligence tells us that the Cap and Trade issue will resurface in force in January and February of 2010. Thankfully, there are numerouse organizations working together to oppose this egregious proposal.
Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) recently explained the reason that Democrats are attempting to ram through Senate Majority Leader Reid's (D-Nev.) takeover of the healthcare system:Health-care reform is fundamentally about lowering health-care costs.
It looks like some members of the Republican establishment are starting to fear primary challenges by the Tea Party folks.The Wall Street Journal reports that Colorado Republicans have adopted a “Platform for Prosperity,” intended to placate populist outrage, and are strongly encouraging all candidates for state office in 2010 to get on board.
To support legislation intended to nullify any future federal health care mandates, the Virginia Campaign for Liberty has created a website dedicated to the fight for Virginians’ 10th Amendment rights.From the head of VAC4L, Donna Holt:A new campaign called the Virginia 10th Amendment Revolution is sweeping the state of Virginia. This movement is targeting the federal government’s over-reaching powers not delegated to it by the states.