Thursday, September 9, 2010
"The system is broken," comments Straten. "The federal government takes billions from the State and then makes the State plead for some of it back by requiring a 1,000 page application for Race to the Top funding.”
Straten's point is that the federal government is spending too much and is much too intrusive into the States' operations and prerogatives. The State of New Jersey should decide how to spend its money rather than sending it to Washington and have Washington to decide whether or not New Jersey can have it back.
"The money to fund the grant should never have left New Jersey in the first place," Straten emphasizes. "The federal government taxes us, and then requires us to contend for our own money!"
A fiscal conservative, Straten believes that the federal debt and deficit are the most significant domestic threat to the nation. He notes that the federal government has to borrow from the future to fund such programs and the departments that administer them.Read Full Press Release
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Congress seems increasingly reluctant to let taxes go up, even on wealthier Americans.
Worried about the fragile economy and their own upcoming elections, a growing number of Democrats are joining the rock-solid Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's plans to let some of the Bush administration's tax cuts expire.
Democratic leaders in Congress still back Obama, but the willingness to raise taxes is waning among the rank and file as the stagnant economy threatens the party's majority in the House and Senate.
"In my view this is no time to do anything that could be jarring to a fragile recovery," said Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia, a first-term Democrat.Read More
Talk is cheap, expecially before an election. Currently, no one has introduced legislation to extend or make permanant (which is our preference), the Bush Tax cuts. Without legislation, we are still in for the largest tax increase in American History.
Monday, September 6, 2010
|Obama & AFL-CIO President |
To mark Labor Day 2010, President Obama will join hands with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in Milwaukee and pose as champions of the working class. Bad move. Trumka's organizing record is a shameful reminder of the union movement's violent and corrupt foundations.
The new Obama/AFL-CIO power alliance -- underwritten with $40 million in hard-earned worker dues -- is a midterm shotgun marriage of Beltway brass knuckles and Big Labor brawn.
Trumka and Obama will cast Big Labor as an unassailable force for good in American history. But when it comes to terrorizing workers, Trumka knows whereof he speaks.
Meet Eddie York. He was a workingman whose story will never scroll across Obama's teleprompter. A Merit Shop Contractor who operated heavy equipment, York was shot to death during a strike called by the United Mine Workers 17 years ago. Workmates who tried to come to his rescue were beaten in an ensuing melee.
The head of the UMW spearheading the wave of strikes at that time? Richard Trumka.
He not only condoned the cold blooded murder his legal team quickly settled a $27 million wrongful death suit filed by York's widow just days after a judge admitted evidence in the criminal trial.
This is the guy that our President will disgracefully be kowtowing to over this labor day weekend.
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