VIDEO: Freedomworks FreedomConnector, Join The Fight

February 28, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Freedom Works, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Nanny State, Republicans, Rights, Senate, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Visit FreedomConnector and find ways you can get involved in your area.

New Tone: After Budget Vote, Wis. Democrat Tells Fellow Rep. ‘You Are F***ing Dead’

February 28, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Democrat’s “new tone” rolls ever onward… into the ditch. After the latest vote on the Budget Repair Bill last Friday, Democrat State Representative Gordon Hintz (54th District) turned to fellow Representative Michelle Litjens (R, 56th District) and said: “You are F***ing Dead!”

Nice “new tone,” isn’t it? But it fits well with his pals in the teachers unions sporting Walker-is-Hitler signs not to mention how it fits with all the videos of union thugs committing violence against Tea Partiers that we’ve seen over the last week.

This Hintz creep is a piece of work, too. Earlier in February he got swept up in a prostitution ring in Appleton, Wisconsin.
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AFL-CIO Union Chief: We Need to Raise Taxes to Pay Union Members More

February 28, 2011 | Filed Under AFL-CIO, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Jobs, Liberals, President, Richard Trumka, Stimulus, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

You know the old saying, “stupid is as stupid does”? Enter the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka, one of the most violence prone union presidents in America, who has come up with a brilliant strategy to solve America’s troubles. He says we need to raise taxes to pay his union members even higher salaries and we need another giant stimulus package to chase after the other failed stimulus packages to “create” jobs.

Recently Trumka told Tech Ticker that we need a higher gas tax to put Americans to work and build infrastructure. He calls it a “dedicated revenue source,” but a better name would be economy-killing waste.

Never mind that the higher gas prices go the less money the lower classes have to spend on food and lodging because higher gas prices hit them harder. Never mind that it has been clearly shown that the higher the costs of gasoline the higher the costs of food goes. Never mind that the higher gasoline goes the less people use it meaning that travel, tourism, and vacation spending suffers. Forget all that. Trumka sees a government piggie whose teat he wants to snuggly up to. Only that teat is connected to our wallets in tax money.
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Mitch Daniels Explains Himself Well… But Having to is a Problem

February 28, 2011 | Filed Under Abortion, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, Indiana, Jobs, Mitch Daniels, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels once again did a fine job explaining himself over his recent seemingly controversial opposition to introducing any right to work laws in Indiana. Turns out he really isn’t that opposed to it, but he sure seemed to be against the idea a few days ago. He has since said his opposition was misunderstood. Unfortunately Daniels seems to be spending an awful lot of time re-explaining himself these days and this seems to auger that he is not running for president.

On the 22nd the IndyStar reported that Daniels wanted Republicans to drop the right to work law they were contemplating introducing. This report caused such conservatives as Jim Geraghty of the National Review to say, “color me extremely disappointed” in the Hoosier State’s governor.

Daniels has since clarified and also complained that the IndyStar sort of misquoted him. Now, usually I’d be the first to jump on the knock-the-media bandwagon, but in this case I don’t see how anyone could say he was misquoted in the pages of the IndyStar.
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Kinzinger Calls for Serious Efforts to Address the Budget

February 28, 2011 | Filed Under Adam Andrzejewski, Budget, Congress, Democracy, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 4 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last week I wondered aloud if Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R, 11th District) was going against his claims of being fiscally responsible when I saw his poor support of the budget cuts in HR1.

There were 22 budget cutting measures in HR1 and Kinzinger only supported 38% of those cuts. I found this odd for a guy that ran as a fiscal hawk. I have, however, had communication with the newly minted congressman over this issue and he has a logical explanation for not having voted for all the cost-cutting amendments.

First of all Kinzinger reiterated that he “strongly supports the additional cuts” that the freshman class in Congress is pushing. He remains an advocate of the cuts being pushed “behind the scenes,” too. But he feels that he wasn’t given enough time to fully understand the amendments in HR1 and he felt it wasn’t proper for him to vote on amendments he didn’t fully understand. In that case he only voted on the amendments he felt he fully understood.
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Dallas Politician: ‘All of you are white. Go to hell!’

February 28, 2011 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Liberals, Race, Selwyn Duke, Texas | Comments Off

-By Selwyn Duke

Most of you won’t know the name John Wiley Price, but he’s obviously a man well qualified to hold a position at the Eric Holder Justice Department. What has Price, a Dallas County Commissioner, done to distinguish himself?

He told a group of five citizens during a local-government meeting, “All of you are white. Go to hell!” reports on the story, writing:
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Armstrong Williams Duped By Egyptian Hooligans

February 28, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Egypt, Frederick Meekins | Comments Off

-By Frederick Meekins

Of the tumult in Egypt, columnist Armstrong Williams posted that America should not be afraid of Egypt’s emerging democracy that “will be different from America’s political system.”

Williams comes to this conclusion because, “Egypt is a Muslim country…It is only natural that their…government will take on characteristics unique to its culture.”

So basically, this alleged conservative is excusing ahead of time the violent persecution of Christians that will likely erupt and the mass slaughter of dissidents that often takes place in Islamic societies undergoing revolutionary upheaval.
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U.S. Senator Rob Portman Delivers Weekly Republican Address

February 28, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, President, Republicans, RNC, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Our goal as Republicans is to make sensible reductions in this spending and create a better environment for job growth, not to shut down the government. Getting our debt and deficits under control is the first step we can take, and the single most important step Washington can take, to get our economy moving and create the jobs we so badly need.

Full transcript of Senator Portman’s Address:

“I’m Rob Portman. I am proud to represent the people of Ohio as a new United States Senator. What I heard in my travels to every county in Ohio over the past couple of years, and what I continue to hear across our state, is a deep concern over jobs and the future of our economy. There is an understandable frustration with Washington’s failure to address even the most basic problems.

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Chicago Tea Party, Our next event…‏

February 28, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Illinois, Liberals, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Chicago Tea Party…

Join us at our March Meeting: Tea Party vs. Flee Party

You won’t want to miss our next monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00PM at Blackie’s, 755 S. Clark. We will be making three major announcements about the future of the Chicago Tea Party. You’ll want to be the first to know and get involved.

We’ll discuss our efforts to support Gov. Scott Walker in the Madison, Wisconsin budget battle, how it will affect us in Illinois and what it means for the country. Our speakers at the meeting will include:
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VIDEO: Calif. Union Goon Pushes Tea Partier While Yelling About ‘Fascists,’ Another Attacks Man in Georgia

February 27, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, California, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Georgia, Government, Liberals, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Union animals escalating violence across the country… has the startling tale of a Teamster Jacket-wearing union goon attacking a Tea Party member at a protest held in Sacramento, California.

Naturally, even as this union scumbag was manhandling a Tea Partier, he was yelling through a bullhorn that Tea Partiers are “fascists.”

The union thug was later issued a citation by Sacramento police for his physical assault.

I hate to say this, but I am afraid that these union thugs won’t be happy until someone is seriously injured at one of these protests. Unonistas cannot restrain the abject hatred they feel for Americans and the union left’s long, violent history augers that someone is going to get hurt sooner rather than later. I dearly hope that my fears are never realized, but it’s certainly hard to deny the distinct possibility. I certainly don’t want anyone hurt, here, not on any side of this budget debate.

SecularStpidest also has posted what it is claiming is an interview with the another guy that got manhandled in Atlanta, Georgia by a union thug…

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National Education Association to Double Members’ Dues Spent on Politics

February 27, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Liberals, NEA, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Even as it tops the list of organizations spending money on political causes, the National Education Association (NEA) is planning to double the amount of its members’ dues spent on politics so that it can spend yet more on political campaigns — and all left-wing causes to boot.

Last year the NEA teachers union spent over $56 million on left-wing political causes but that is not enough according to union’s leadership. They want more. In 2010 the NEA took $10 from each member and spent that amount on its political activism. Going forward the NEA has announced that it will hike that amount to $20 per member.

The spending hike supposedly has a five-year sunset time limit on it, but as Mike Antonucci notes, the last time such a hike was proposed it also had a sunset provision but that provision was never implemented.

This raise in political spending comes at a time when the NEA has seen membership fall by some 54,000 members and found a $14 million shortfall in its general operating budget.

One wonders how members feel whose organization can’t even pay its bills but is doubling its spending on politics?
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Emanuel’s First Political Scandal: Hires Ethics Challenged Team Member

February 27, 2011 | Filed Under Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Illinois, Liberals, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Rahm Emanuel hasn’t even officially set his first foot in the Mayor’s Office and he’s already had his first political misstep: He hired a transition team member that has ethics problems.

Last year Judy Erwin was forced to resign as director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education because she was caught using state offices and money to do campaign work for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Erwin was also found to have engaged in campaign fundraising for Obama while she was on the clock for her state job.
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Beer Tab Economics: How We All Lose With The Tax Code

February 27, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Ten friends decided that they would pay for their bar tab the way they pay their taxes. The first $100 beer tab was paid like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing
The fifth would pay $1
The sixth would pay $3
The seventh would pay $7
The eighth would pay $12
The ninth would pay $18
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59

It seemed fair and equitable and they paid the bar tab like this for weeks.

Then one day, since they were such good customers, the bar owner happily announced that he’d reduce their bar tab by $20 to only $80

So the bar tab was paid like this:
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Closing the Door on Ed Reform: Ho-hum – Just a Typical Day in California

February 27, 2011 | Filed Under Larry Sand | Comments Off

-By Larry Sand

No one should be surprised at the actions of teachers unions and their acolytes who laid their cards on the table a long time ago.

In an op-ed published in the San Jose Mercury News last Wednesday, I made the point that while the rest of the country had made some positive movement toward badly needed education reform, we in California hadn’t. In fact, with Jerry Brown’s re-election as governor, we took several steps back.

True to form as a teacher union sycophant, the new (and former) state leader fired the entire school board which included prominent education reformers like Ben Austin, executive director of Parent Revolution — the organization behind the new Parent Trigger law that enables parents at poorly performing schools to sign a petition that could ultimately force a change in school governance. Brown replaced the board with a group that has no history of reform including Patricia Ann Rucker, a former California Teachers Association lobbyist.
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What (Conservative) Women Want

February 27, 2011 | Filed Under Feminism, Liberals, Nancy Morgan, PCism, Society/Culture, Western Civilization | 1 Comment

-By Nancy Morgan

In the news recently was a story about a workshop being held for guys, to show them how to release their inner child. Step one: learn how to cry. Reading that article made me cry, from sheer frustration.

Listen up, guys. Despite what you hear from feminists and other assorted do-gooders, the majority of women most assuredly don’t want to see you break down and cry.

As a longtime single gal, I claim a little expertise in this matter. Tears are not what women want from you. You’ve been rooked by all the touchy feely so-called “experts” who seem intent on turning a whole generation of men into metrosexuals – teaching you to be sensitive and let your inner child reign. Yuk and gag.

Women want from men what we’ve wanted since time began. A strong protector, or the illusion thereof. A man who will treat a gal like a delicate flower, even if she isn’t. A man who opens doors and brings flowers. A strong man.
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Roskam Statement on Short-Term Continuing Resolution

February 27, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Conservatives, GOP, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Peter Roskam, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the office of Congressman Peter Roskam (Ill., 6th District)…

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Roskam, Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement about the short-term Continuing Resolution that would prevent a government shutdown while also cutting $4 billion:

“House Republicans are showing once more that we’re fully committed to preventing a government shutdown while also ensuring Washington makes necessary spending cuts that will begin to remove barriers to job creation. After already sending the Senate a fiscally responsible Continuing Resolution, we will soon send a second short-term CR – one that also cuts spending and keeps the government running – and which gives the Senate more time to consider the original. The onus is now squarely on Senate Democrats to not force a government shutdown by passing this two-week resolution – a resolution that cuts earmark slush funds and programs that even President Obama supports cutting. Americans overwhelmingly want Washington to tighten its belts and reduce government spending, not preserve the status-quo.”

AFP Illinois: Join Us for a Candidate and Activist Training Class‏

February 27, 2011 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Budget, Illinois, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From Americans for Prosperity, Illinois

Join us to learn how YOU can make a difference in your community

American for Prosperity together with Americans Majority and The Great Awakening will be holding an Activist and Candidate Training on Saturday, March 5, 2011.

Registration begins at 8:30 am. Training starts promptly at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm at Hotel Indigo Palatine at 920 East Northwest Highway.

The Candidate Training Program is a one-day event that features:
Lectures from campaign veterans including topics such as:
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Absurd: Leftists Fool People Into Fearing That Wisconsin Budget Bill is Crafted to Kill People

February 26, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Government, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Saul Alinsky, Scott Walker, Socialism, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Wisconsin’s MacIver Institute reports on how left-wing radicals are fooling sick people in Wisconsin into imagining that Governor Walker’s budget proposal is meant to kill all sick people.

Here is one of those poor people that have been bamboozled into imagining that they are going to be killed by the state of Wisconsin because Governor Walker is attempting to instill some fiscal sanity in the Badger State.
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VIDEO: Union Thugs Say Gov. Christie Will ‘Shoot Them’ Like Gadhafi

February 26, 2011 | Filed Under Children, Democrats/Leftists, Islamofascism, Jobs, Liberals, Libya, New Jersey, Public Employees Unions, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

At a rally in New Jersey, we see more teachers that don’t deserve to be allowed near children for their ignorance of history, their wild-eyed hatred, and their outright stupidity.

In this video we see “teachers” who don’t feel bad about parading around in the streets while their children are left without teachers. Worse, we see this historically ignorant, fact starved fools that think that Governor Chris Christie will start murdering them in the streets like Libyan strongman Muammar Gadhafi has been doing in Libya.

People like this should be immediately fired. There is NO comparison between the current anti-union sentiment being evinced by the majority of Americans today and the murderous oppression being perpetrated by Islamicists in the Middle East and northern Africa.

A so-called teacher that equates Gov. Christ Christie to a Gadhafi-like monster is too stupid to be allowed to teach our children.
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Age-Old Tradition Thrown into Trash Can

February 26, 2011 | Filed Under DOJ, Gay Marriage, Kevin Roeten, Marriage, PCism | Comments Off

-By Kevin Roeten

In Asheville (NC) the tradition of Marriage may have just been altered beyond comprehension. Some people are screaming that they just want equal treatment. But with marriage, people are given a privilege, not a right. But many consider Asheville a bump in the road and an exception to the rule. It’s been said that up to 12% of Asheville’s population is gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual. Many of those cohabitate. Does that mean if they were granted the privilege to “marry” as so many other couples do (one woman and one man), all problems would disappear because they were treated equally?

On 2/22/11, the City of Asheville approved a resolution that would “allow same-sex couples to share fully and equally in the familial rights and responsibilities of civil marriage”. But what does that really mean?

An easy interpretation of the resolution is it’s legal to “marry”, or to form a recognized union, with someone of the same sex. The resolution also included a city preference list for homosexuals. Interpretation: “The City of Asheville would be openly discriminating in favor of homosexuals in employment.” That would be making homosexuality a “civil right”. The Constitution, Declaration, or even a dictionary writer ever called homosexuality a civil right.
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GOP reveals hypocrisy with Patriot Act vote

February 26, 2011 | Filed Under Chris Slavens, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, Liberals, Nanny State, Patriot Act, President, Republicans | Comments Off

-By Chris Slavens

Both parties in the House failed to muster enough votes to extend controversial provisions of the Patriot Act on February 8, which required a two-thirds majority. Some commentators have chosen to focus on the lack of discipline within the parties; both the Obama administration and GOP leadership favor the extension, but neither was able to whip enough congressmen onto the bandwagon. However, the bigger story is how many Republicans—including a number of “tea party” freshmen who campaigned last year as defenders of the Constitution—voted against the Fourth Amendment, as though it is somehow less important than the others.

Specifically, the provisions permit the federal government to spy on U.S. citizens (perhaps “subjects” would be more appropriate in this case) by using roving wiretaps in the name of combatting terrorism, allow monitoring of noncitizens, and give broad authority over records and private property.

After two years of frantic shrieking about the Obama administration’s shredding of the Constitution and unprecedented expansion of the federal government, one would think that Republican lawmakers, entrusted with control of the House of Representatives by the American people, would view such a vote as a golden opportunity to restrict government’s ability to intrude into innocent citizens’ private lives.
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It’s All Hillary’s Fault

February 26, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Egypt, Foreign Countries, Government, Joe Biden, Liberals, Nancy Morgan, President | Comments Off

-By Nancy Morgan

The New York Times is reporting that the mixed messages received from the White House on the Egyptian crisis were the fault of the State Department:

A president who himself is often torn between idealism and pragmatism was navigating the counsel of a traditional foreign policy establishment led by Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Biden and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, against that of a next-generation White House staff who worried that the American preoccupation with stability could put a historic president on the wrong side of history.

Translation: It’s all Hillary’s fault that Obama is now being criticized for his lack of leadership during the 18 days of protests in Egypt that finally resulted in the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
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Living Well on Taxpayer Funds

February 26, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, Illinois, Liberals, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Palatine Tea Party…

(Palatine, Illinois) – Do school board members need to travel to national conferences in sunny California, stay in expensive hotels, and eat at high end restaurants in order to be well-educated board members? Dr. Chapman (currently a District 15 School Board member and former District 211 Superintendent) thinks overnight stays in $300 per night hotels in downtown Chicago are necessary.

“Part of it is convenience, part of it is the timing of the meetings,” said Chapman in 1998, as Superintendent of District 211. “The meetings start early in the morning, and in most cases, there’s some activity in the evening. The travel downtown and back seems simpler than it is.”

Somehow, tens of thousands of suburban residents, who pay taxes to support Chapman’s travel habits, manage to commute into the city every day.
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Senior Tax Exemptions‏

February 26, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Congress, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, Illinois, Property Taxes, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the office of Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider…

Cook County Assessor’s Office News

A new Illinois law requires that seniors re-apply for the Senior Citizen Exemption. The Assessor’s office mailed out nearly 300,000 applications containing both the Senior Citizen and Senior Freeze Exemptions to taxpayers who received a senior exemption last year.

The Senior Citizen Exemption provides tax relief by reducing the equalized assessed valuation of an eligible residence. This savings is in the form of a deduction on the second-installment property tax bill. Seniors receiving the Senior Citizen Exemption automatically qualify for the Homeowner Exemption, and do not have to apply for it separately.

Make sure you pass this information along to any Senior Citizen you know in Cook County. Click here to read more.
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Union Admits It Hates Voters And Loves Communist Imagery With Help of Dropkick Murphys Band

February 25, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Proving that there seems to have been a good reason that in many eras of American history the “Irish Need Not Apply,” a bunch of drunken morons calling themselves the Dropkick Murphys have added their off key voices to American union thuggery by writing a protest song that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has glommed onto.

The song’s title is Take ‘Em Down and in it they claim they want to “take the bastards down.” But shall I just point out who “the bosses” are for the SEIU and the workers in Wisconsin that the Murphys are direct their song to? That would be you and me.

You see, the SEIU and the workers in Wisconsin are made up of millions of public employees whom we pay with our taxes. So, when the Dorkdick Murphys are telling the SEIU to “take the bastards down” they are telling our public employees to take we the people down!

This is the stupidity and disconnect of the halfwits that support public employees. These people are tax leeches, not aggrieved workers being oppressed by eeeevil corporations. These thieves want to take money from you and me, the taxpayer.
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Video: Stop Obama and His Union Bosses!

February 25, 2011 | Filed Under Banks, Barack Obama, Campaign Finance, Capitalism, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Financial Reform, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Pensions, President, Public Employees Unions, Republicans, RNC, SEIU, Senate, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Courtesy of the Republican National Committee…

This is exactly right. While every state is drowning in debt, Barack Obama and the billions that unions have spent on him and his Democrat Party is being put toward thwarting the will of the voters and to making the state’s and the federal government’s debt far, far worse.
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NFIB Asks the Question: Democracy or Dictatorship in Wisconsin?

February 25, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Capitalism, Communism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Socialism, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Leftist Unionistas can’t tell the difference between a “dictatorship” and the American electoral system.

Sponsored by the NFIB The Voice of Small Business.

Most Lawless President Ever: Hiding Lobbyist Meetings, Refusing to Prosecute Laws, Ignoring Duties

February 25, 2011 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Guantanamo Bay, Liberals, Nanny State, Policy, President, Stimulus, Taxes, Terrorism, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

In 2008 Obama ran for president claiming that he wanted to make Washington more transparent than ever. Obama ran as the law-and-order man, he ran as the anti-lobbyist man, and he ran as the man for all the people, the great centrist that would finally work for the people. He ran saying that Bush was a lawless president and that he, Obama, would shut down the illicit Guantanamo facility and immediately end all the “illegal wars” that Bush was prosecuting.

As president we’ve seen that he’s lied with all those claims.

One of Obama’s main bogeymen has been lobbyists. He claimed that he’d purge them from Washington. But the truth was a far different thing once he fairly became president. In fact, as soon as he became president Obama began to waive the rules that were supposed to keep lobbyists out of his administration.
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Illinois Republicans Donating to… a Democrat?

February 25, 2011 | Filed Under Aaron Schock, Budget, Campaign Finance, Chicago, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is why Illinois politics is called “the combine.” It’s because all too often there doesn’t seem to be a whit of a difference between Republicans and Democrats — not always, but all too often. They even donate to each other’s campaigns. has the latest examination of the sort of one-hand-washing-the-other-style of politics that has destroyed Illinois.

In this case it is the story of all sorts of Republicans donating many thousands of dollars to the campaign of Susan Mendoza, the liberal that ran (and won) for Chicago City Clerk.
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How Did Ill. Representatives Vote on Cost Cutting (HR1)?

February 25, 2011 | Filed Under Aaron Schock, Adam Kinzinger, Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Earmarks, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Regulation, Republicans, Taxes, The Heritage Foundation, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last week, the House of Representatives passed HR 1. This bill was the 2011 continuing appropriations act, the bill that makes provisions to fund the federal government. It also contained $61 billion in cuts.

There were 21 different cost cutting measures in the bill. So, how did our Illinois Representatives vote on HR 1? How many of the amendments did our reps vote “yes” for?

Walsh (R, 8th): 100%
Manzullo (R, 16th): 95%
Roskam (R, 6th): 81%
Johnson (R, 15th): 76%
Shimkus (R, 19th): 67%
Hultgren (R, 14th): 62%
Schilling (R, 17th): 57%
Schock (R, 18th): 57%
Dold (R, 10th): 38%
Kinzinger (R, 11th): 38%
Biggert (R, 13th): 25%

Congratulations to Joe Walsh for being a 100% man! Manzullo and Roskam are not too shabby, either. Sadly a few of our newest Reps are in Democrat territory with their weak support of the most number of cost cutting measures. I mean, 38 percent for Kinzinger?? That is horrible. Is Adam Kinzinger a big government guy after all his claims on the campaign trail? Left-winger Biggert’s Democrat-styled votes are no surprise. One is continually surprised she is still pretending to be a Republican.
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