Monthly Archives: September 2012

Maggie Hassan WILL raise Taxes and thinks Voters will LIKE it

 

Maggie Hassan, Democratic candidate for Governor has a slight problem – her record. Hassan was a New Hampshire State Senator for several years before being voted out in 2010. One of the reasons was due to her ‘taxing’ problem. While Hassan may like to claim she won’t raise income or sales taxes, she certainly loves raising all kinds of other fees and taxes that necessarily hurt the working and middle classes in New Hampshire. She has specifically said she will raise taxes and fees and actually believes the voters will like it. From the Portsmouth Herald:

Hassan said before anyone can talk specifics about taxes, the state needs to evaluate its revenue and determine its funding priorities, but she did say there are multiple tax cuts that could be reversed.

“There were a lot of back-of-the-budget tax cuts that the Republicans put into this last budget that we’re going to have to review and look at,” she said. “When you look at some of the back-of-the-budget tax cuts and other tax cuts the Republicans made the last two years, I think there are some things that most taxpayers of New Hampshire would agree that we could restore.”

Unfortunately Hassan is serious. She actually believes that taxes should be raised on New Hampshire residents even during this abysmal recession that her dear leader Obama has kept this country in for almost 4 years. Hassan was booted out of the State Senate in 2010, in all likelihood due to her love for raising fees and taxes. New Hampshire residents enjoy the freedom of a small government and paying less in overall taxes than their neighboring states. Apparently Hassan hasn’t gotten the message.

While Hassan was in the State Legislature, she raised taxes and fees over 33 times. Those are 33 reasons alone not to vote for her as Governor. Those were 33 reasons alone she was voted out of office. From an ad paid for by the Live Free PAC:

“Two years ago, voters rejected Maggie Hassan’s tax record – voting her out of office,” a female narrator says. “As Senate Majority Leader, Hassan pushed a budget with over $300 million in higher taxes and fees, 33 tax and fee increases, a controversial new tax on small businesses, higher taxes on rooms and meals [and] increased fees for vehicle registration. Even a new tax on camping! Maggie Hassan believes in high taxes. New Hampshire doesn’t.”

Continue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/maggie-hassan-will-raise-taxes-and-thinks-voters-will-like-it?cid=db_articles

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The Obama States of Amerika

In what is far creepier than even the Obama logo that came out in 2008, the Obama campaign released their version of the American flag. They are actually selling this propaganda (reminiscent of Communist and Fascist eras gone by) on their campaign site. Obama has been the most divisive president in modern history. He has divided this country by class, gender, race, religion and everything in between. Obama’s version of America is far different than what the Founding Fathers intended and far, far different than what the majority of Americans want. As noted by a commenter on Twitchy’s blog about this flag, it is the ‘Obama States of Amerika’.

In the United States of America

You are protected to seek ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’.

In the Obama States of Amerika

You are entitled to free food, housing, health care and a college education. The middle class and those above will be forced to pay for this even though they were personally responsible and grabbed ahold of the limitless opportunities afforded them by the United States of America.

In the United States of America

You are guaranteed ‘Freedom of Speech’.

In the Obama States of Amerika

If you disagree with Obama’s vision for a European-style socialistic America, you are a racist.

If you dare tell the truth about Obama’s failed presidency:

  • More people in poverty than in years;
  • More people on food stamps than ever;
  • More people on welfare than ever;
  • More people out of the workforce than in history

you are a racist.

In the United States of America

You are allowed ‘Freedom of Religion’.

In the Obama States of Amerika

You are free to bash Christianity but if you dare bash (or tell the truth) about Islamic Extremists, you are a bigot.

In the United States of America

We call Islamic Jihadism what it is – a terroristic attack on America.

In the Obama States of Amerika

Islamic Jihadism is ‘workplace violence’ or justified by an anti-Muslim video (see ‘Freedom of Speech’ above).

Obama’s version of the American flag is insulting to Americans. Obama continues to divide this country as he has for the past 4 years. This country is in a far worse place than it was 4 years ago both economically and ‘emotionally’. Obama has put policies into place that have made the economy far worse; his divisiveness, derisiveness and outright demonization of some Americans is despicable. The fact that the Obama campaign decided to create their own version of the American flag says all you need to know about Obama – he is not for uniting America, he is for uniting the Obama States of Amerika (those who believe that the United States of America should be an entitlement, secular, hate-filled society where only one opinion – theirs – matters).

Originally posted on Examiner:  http://www.examiner.com/article/the-obama-states-of-amerika?cid=db_articles

UPDATE:  It appears the Obama campaign has taken down their despicable propaganda flags for sale.  Damage done.


Chicago Teachers Strike proving why Public Sector Unions should be Banned

Late breaking news out of Chicago last night was that Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) negotiations broke down yet again and the teachers will be going on strike today. The last contract ended on June 30, 2012 and negotiations have been going on for months but neither side would give in to the other’s final concessions. Why would almost 30,000 teachers strike, leaving around 400,000 kids ‘on the street’? Before delving into the reasons, you should know some background about Chicago:

With those factors in mind, it’s a wonder there is any money left to pay for increases in educational expenses. But it doesn’t stop there. What exactly are the main reasons for the CTU strike?

Extended school day and year:

Chicago Public Schools have the shortest school day in the country (6.25 hours according to the latest CTU contract). Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Obama’s former Chief of Staff) wants to increase the day by 90 minutes. As a concession, CPS said they’d only increase it by 10%. Studies have shown that a longer school day actually helps students to learn more. The teachers are willing to work the longer school day but want a 30% increase in pay for doing so – 24% in the first year, 5% the next year.

Increase in pay:

Chicago teachers are, on average, the highest paid teachers in the country. According to the CTU, the average pay for a Chicago teacher is $71,000 (for working 170 days per year – they get 10 paid vacation days). Given that they have the shortest school day and the highest pay already, demanding a 30% increase in pay over the next 2 years is egregious. Especially since Chicago Public Schools fall in the bottom of the country when it comes to test scores.

Chicago Public Schools have some of the worst student outcomes in Illinois and the country. The demands made by the teachers’ unions all these years that more spending and smaller classrooms (CTU contract also limits class size) will increase the test scores and learning of students is apparently bogus.

Teacher evaluations:

The CPS wants to install new methods of evaluating teachers so that they can retain only the best teachers. It is built into the CTU contract that the union has a say in the evaluations. How many employees tell their employer how they want to be evaluated? Given the failing record of the Chicago Teachers Union, maybe it should be the parents who evaluate the teachers. The union should have zero say in evaluations. The Chicago Public School Board should create the standards that weed out the worst teachers so that students actually have a fighting chance at a good education.

Air conditioning:

One of the complaints of the CTU is teachers being forced to teach in 98 degree classrooms on some days. While it definitely would be better to have air conditioning for all involved, the majority of schools in this country do not (at least not on the East Coast). They have never had A/C in Chicago Public Schools so this is all of the sudden a reason to strike? Given that the teachers themselves are sucking up most of the funds going towards education, it’s hard to rally around them asking for millions more to pay for air conditioning.

Supplies and copying:

Apparently books are not in on time for the first day of school. Why? What are the reasons for this delay? Arguably this is an issue that needs to be resolved. This again is no reason to strike. Copying also seems to be an issue. Given that teachers do make many copies throughout the years, this is another resolvable issue that is no cause for a strike. If funding is the issue, maybe teachers can spend a little more on their health insurance and use the savings to pay for the desperately needed copies.

It should also be noted that Chicago teachers pay only 3% of their health insurance premiums. That seems to be another point of contention. The CPS is possibly trying to raise that amount by 7% so the teachers would be paying 10% for their health insurance premiums (note: the majority of taxpayers footing the bill for these teachers are paying 25% or more for their own health insurance).

Contiue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/chicago-teachers-strike-proving-why-public-sector-unions-should-be-banned?cid=db_articles


Who would You hire – Kennedy vs Bielat – Compare Resumes

A new video has been created by the Bielat Campaign comparing the resumes of Sean Bielat and his opponent Joseph Kennedy III in the Massachusetts District 4 Congressional race. It’s painfully obvious that Bielat has far more experience than Kennedy. Kennedy literally only has a few years of experience working in the public sector. He has spent the majority of his life in school and living at home with Mommy. Bielat has many years of experience running successful businesses in the private sector and as a Marine Reservist.

Get an Exclusive sneak peek at the new video here.

Sean Bielat understands the struggles of the middle class in his everyday life because he is part of the middle class. Kennedy is a trust fund baby who just recently moved out of his Mother’s house in order to run for office.

Kennedy believes that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel and he has the gall to believe that taxpayers will really like it when he raises taxes on them. Bielat understands the support that America needs to provide Israel and knows that raising taxes in this economy is absolute insanity. Kennedy doesn’t have a grasp on reality. His beliefs are that big government is the answer. Bielat lives in reality. He believes that ‘we, the people’ are the answer. Kennedy believes that we ‘belong to the government.’. Bielat believes that the ‘government belongs to us.’

Continue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/new-video-by-the-bielat-campaign-compares-resumes?cid=db_articles


Some Truth about Unions on Labor Day

Every year unions take great pains to remind people why unions were (once) so great. They attempt to make people believe that unions are still necessary and great now. Unfortunately for union bosses, there is more truth out there now. They can hide from it but they can only run for so long. The fact is that unions do nothing but hurt the economy, taxpayers, consumers and the overall country now, including union members.

Less that 7% of private sector workers are unionized. Why? Workers are protected by a slew of federal, state and local laws. Businesses have realized that offering better pay and benefits will attract better workers, so they offer them. Workers don’t need to be unionized to negotiate their own salaries.

What has changed about unions? Since John F. Kennedy decided to allow public sector unions to organize in 1962(for purely political reasons), we have seen the unionization of millions of federal, state and local workers. Around 37% of all public sector employees are union members. What does this mean for governments and taxpayers? It means higher taxes, bigger government, a less productive workforce and an unsustainable liability of pensions and health care payments far into the future.

George Meany (former President of the AFL-CIO) and FDR were accurate when they agreed that public sector employees could not collectively bargain with elected officials. What has happened as a result? Unions pay big money to elect politicians (majority of money goes to Democrats) and then those politicians in turn pay back the unions by pushing for bigger government, higher salaries and bigger pensions. The tax payer ends up paying the price while have zero say in the collective bargaining negotiations. In Massachusetts an unskilled toll collector on the Massachusetts Turnpike made almost $100,000 in on year. His base salary is $60,000 not including his cushy benefits package . This is egregious and shows exactly how unions and Democrats work with each other in a symbiotic relationship that leeches off the tax payers.

Continue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/some-truth-about-unions-on-labor-day?cid=db_articles


Sexism is Alive and Well for Democrats

According to the Boston Globe Democrat John Walsh believes that doing laundry is a woman’s job: “The chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, rallying state delegates before the Democratic National Convention, today said that Senator Scott Brown tried to portray himself as “an honorary girl” by folding laundry in a TV commercial targeting women voters.” Seems that John Walsh forgets that this is 2012 and not 1950. Interesting coming from a man who pretends to be all about women’s rights. Actually it is even more insulting that he used the term ‘girl’ in his politically correct world isn’t it? So much for the party that likes to claim they aren’t sexist. Walsh will fit in well with other sexist Democrats at the convention.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz made a sexist fool out of herself when she called the females speakers at the Republican National Convention ‘shiny packages’. Apparently to Wasserman-Schultz a former Secretary of State, three sitting Governors, a Mayor, an Attorney General, a U.S. Senator and a former Lt. Govenor are nothing more than shiny packages to have on parade. Wasserman-Schultz has the typical mentality of the loons at NOW who aren’t feminists but another arm of the left wing.

And then there’s Bill Clinton (accused of rape; settled a sexual assault claim; multiple sexual assault claims; and predator of young interns while in the White House). It’s clear misogyny lives long and prospers when it comes to Democrats. The party that tried to accuse Republicans of enacting a ‘War On Women’ clearly hasn’t sent the message to their leaders that sexism isn’t OK. The fact that Bill Clinton is the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention says all you need to know about Democrats and their true thoughts on women.

Continue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/sexism-alive-and-well-for-democrats?cid=db_articles