Posts tagged "House"

Voters may be fed up with Congress' pork

Many earmarkers now tagged for ouster I’ll believe it when I see it. Yet, here comes the Washington Times with a story noting: When it comes to the congressional variety, members of the powerful appropriations committees are finding that holding the nation’s purse strings — and the power the positions afford in doling out pork-barrel... Read more »

Will Illinois GOP scuttle school voucher bill?

Tribune photo by Abel Uribe / April 21, 2010 Lorynda Taylor, a science teacher from South Holland District 205, and other protesters march around the State Capitol last month in Springfield, Ill. The protesters, bused down by labor unions and social service advocates, are rallying in an attempt to pressure state lawmakers into raising the... Read more »

An alternative to Schakowsky

Getting tired of the ultra-liberal Rep. Jan Schakowsky? The north suburban/North Side Democrat actually has some competition, but it might be hard to find out much about him because he’s not given much of a chance against the aging congresswoman.  If you want to find out more about her opponent, Joel Pollak, the Milwaukee Examiner... Read more »
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Clueless jobs bill

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr.,: We’ve got to do something, anything What better illustrates how clueless and desperate Democrats are than the “jobs” bill that passed the House on a mostly party-line vote? Do the bill’s backers actually believe that a temporary hold on the payroll tax and a $1,000 tax credit will actually create jobs?... Read more »

Are the Dems really that clueless about health care?

WASHINGTON– The last time I heard Newt Gingrich predict that Republicanswould take over Congress was 16 years ago when he was pushing his “Contract with America.” I said he was crazy then, but he turned out to be right. Now, he’s predicting that Republicans this year will take over Congress again–the House and the Senate — and not... Read more »

Unhealthy health care "reform"

Did you know that government-run health care “reform” will make you less likely to survive cancer? Watch this explanation:’
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Most still oppose health care bill

This is from Rasmussen Reports: Over the weekend, Democratic leaders spoke of an historic moment as health care reform legislation passed the House of Representatives. But that legislative victory failed to significantly move public opinion. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama... Read more »

Reasons to oppose Democare

Granting that Associated General Contractors of America is an interest group (just like labor unions), the organization has succinctly stated some of the reasons why the Democratic health care legislation (HR 3962) being rushed through Congress and shoved down American throats should be rejected. • Employers will be subjected to an 8 percent pay roll... Read more »

Bye, AARP

The American Association of Retired Persons announced today that it is supporting the Democratic House health care legislation The reason? According to the AARPBulletintoday Waiting for grandma’s health care bill to arrive  AARP Chief Executive A. Barry Rand said  the organization supports the House bill over other proposals because the measure does more to lower... Read more »
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Congressional pandering to seniors

If this doesn’t beat all: Chicken House members voted to make sure seniors get a cost of The Chicken Coop living increase in their social security checks, even though the cost of living hasn’t increased. As reported by the Associated Press: The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to eliminate monthly premium increases for millions of Medicare... Read more »
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