Friday, November 21, 2014

Another pay raise for the Pa. House of Lords

The median household income in Pennsylvania is $52,000, but thanks to
automatic pay raises they gave themselves since 1995, Pennsylvania
state legislators now get a base salary $85,356, plus  unlimited expense
vouchers, plus Cadillac health plan, plus free car and gas, plus
lifetime pensions.



The House of Lords is actually located in Harrisburg, not London.



Cost-of-living raises boost salaries of top Pa. officials

Democrat Tom Wolf Bought and Paid For by Big Labor

Pennsylvania taxpayers will be taking a backseat over the next four years. If there was any doubt in your mind that Pennsylvania Democratic Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf is a puppet of Big Labor, consider this:
FOUR TOP WOLF DONORS WERE GOVERNMENT UNIONS


Government unions pumped more than $7 million directly to political candidates
across Pennsylvania—including $2.7 million given to Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf —
and at least $1.6 million in election-related TV ads.


The most recent campaign finance reports show seven Pennsylvania government
unions gave $7.2 million in campaign contributions in 2013-2014. That’s
up from the $4.7 million during the last election cycle.


Topping the list were PSEA: $3,037,756; SEIU: $2,119,312; AFSCME: $1,178,197; and UFCW: $385,179.


Government unions funneled an additional $1.6 million to Pennsylvania “SuperPACs”
like PA Families First, which ran several TV ads in support of Wolf.
POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah’s Fate Is Key To Other Seats

An Imperial Presidency

Report: Just 50%, not media-hyped 97%, of scientists blame humans for climate change

Purdue: Just 50%, not media-hyped 97%, of scientists blame humans for climate change | WashingtonExaminer.com

#UNCONSTITUTIONAL: Barack Obama on executive orders

Obama's Next Executive Order?


Newspaper: Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane's credibility is gone

The Kathleen Kane chronicles: The Pa. attorney general's credibility is gone

Saturday, November 15, 2014

CBS Evening News: ‘Embarrassed Democrats’ Trying to ‘Turn Gruber into a Stranger’

CBS Evening News: ‘Embarrassed Democrats’ Trying to ‘Turn Gruber into a Stranger’

Weekly Republican Address: 'You deserve a government ... that puts your priorities first'

#Grubering

Petition Demands Return of $400K in Taxpayer Funds Paid to Jonathan Gruber

Petition Demands Return of $400K in Taxpayer Funds Paid to Jonathan Gruber | Truth Revolt

School Paints Over Historical Mural With New 'Heroes' -- Oprah and Obama

School Paints Over Historical Mural With New 'Heroes' -- Oprah and Obama | Truth Revolt

Gruber Linked to Getting Obamacare to Illegal Aliens

Who Lied? Jonathan Gruber Linked to Getting Obamacare to Illegal Aliens

FBN’s Melissa Francis: ‘I Was Silenced’ When at CNBC for Criticizing ObamaCare

FBN’s Melissa Francis: ‘I Was Silenced’ When at CNBC for Criticizing ObamaCare

Friday, November 14, 2014

Jonathan Gruber Embraced Misleading the Public About Obamacare

Jonathan Gruber Embraced Misleading the Public About Obamacare Even While It Was Still Being Debated

Senate Democrats drop from 60 to 46 since passing Obamacare

Dems' path after Obamacare: Down, down, down | WashingtonExaminer.com

Senate Democrats drop from 60 to 46 since passing Obamacare

Dems' path after Obamacare: Down, down, down | WashingtonExaminer.com

Speaking of stupid voters ...


Newspaper praises ouster of RINO Dominic Pileggi as PA Senate Leader

Pileggi's defeat: A blessed check

Gruber's Obamacare comments expose what's wrong with liberalism

Philip Klein: Gruber's Obamacare comments expose what's wrong with liberalism | WashingtonExaminer.com

Report: 42 percent of new Medicaid signups are immigrants, their children

Report: 42 percent of new Medicaid signups are immigrants, their children | WashingtonExaminer.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

‘People Are Going To Be In For A Shock': Penalty For Uninsured Not Signing Up For Obamacare To More Than Triple

‘People Are Going To Be In For A Shock': Penalty For Uninsured Not Signing Up For Obamacare To More Than Triple « CBS DC

Former AP Chief Ron Fournier Laments 'Obamacare's Foundation of Lies'

Former AP Chief Ron Fournier Laments 'Obamacare's Foundation of Lies'

Conservatives Oust Pileggi as PA Senate Majority Leader

Dominic Pileggi, arguably the most powerful political figure in Pennsylvania, has been ousted by fellow Republicans as Senate Majority Leader. Pileggi was widely criticized for bottling up Gov. Tom Corbett's reform agenda in the GOP-controlled Senate, which in turn may have contributed to Corbett's defeat on Nov. 4 to liberal Democrat Tom Wolf.

A conservative team of state Senators publicly denounced Pileggi, a moderate Philadelphia-area state lawmaker and sought his ouster. With the addition of three more seats, the Republican majority in the 50-member PA Senate is now 30-20. The new Senate Majority Leader is Sen. Jake Corman of Centre County.

Corbett sought to privatize the state's liquor monopoly and revamp public pensions, but both measures died in the Senate because Pileggi refused to bring them up for a vote. Pileggi also would not allow a vote on SB 76, which would have eliminated Pennsylvania school property taxes.

Pileggi was often referred to as a RINO (Republican In Name Only) by Harrisburg observers. The Wall Street Journal today called Pileggi's ouster as a "setback for Pennsylvania Democrats" because of Pileggi's willingness to work with Democrats and incoming Gov. Tom Wolf.

The only holdover in leadership positions is Senate President Joe Scaranti, who holds a largely ceremonial position. Because of the defeat of Republican Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, a Democrat, newly-elected Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, who is also a state senator, will now preside over the Senate. Stack has said he plans to keep both his senate seat and his new post as Lt. Gov., but there are questions about the constitutionality of holding two elected offices at once.

Over in the House, where Republicans also bolstered their majority, ultra-conservative state Rep. Mike Turzai was elected Speaker of the House, another blow to liberal Tom Wolf's chances of getting any of his tax-and-spend agenda through the Legislature.

Here's a release from the Republican Party of Pennsylvania congratulating the new Senate leadership:

PA GOP Chairman Gleason Congratulates New State Senate GOP Leadership Team


HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State Senate Republican Caucus.
"Congratulations to President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Majority Leader Jake Corman and our entire State Senate Republican leadership team on their elections," Gleason said. "At such an important time in the history of our Commonwealth, it's important to continue the tradition of strong Republican leadership that will stand up for the Republican principles of individual freedom and economic opportunity in our state Senate.
"I congratulate the new state Senate Republican leadership team, and look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
Today, State Senate Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:
President Pro Tempore – 25th District Senator Joe Scarnati
Senate Majority Leader – 34th District Senator Jake Corman
Senate Appropriations Chairman – 16th District Senator Pat Browne
Senate Majority Whip – 27th District Senator John Gordner
Senate Majority Caucus Chairman – 24th District Senator Bob Mensch
Senate Caucus Secretary –  33rd District Senator Rich Alloway
The following State Senate Republicans were appointed to serve in leadership positions by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati:
Senate Caucus Administrator – 10th District Senator Chuck McIlhinney
Senate Majority Policy Committee Chairman – 29th District Senator David Argall

Gallup: By 17-point margin, public wants GOP Congress, not Obama, to lead nation

By 17-point margin, public wants GOP Congress, not Obama, to lead nation | WashingtonExaminer.com

'Democrats need new ideas, new leadership and new ideas' but cling to Reid, Pelosi despite midterms drubbing

Reid, Pelosi hang on to power after Dems' drubbing | WashingtonExaminer.com

Under Obama, illegals get driver's license, credit cards, Obamacare

Under Obama program, illegals get driver's license, credit cards, Obamacare | WashingtonExaminer.com