Archive for April 2010

Obama Tough Guy On Illegal Immigration! That Was Then...

-By Warner Todd Huston Once again we see that anything that Obama says has an expiration date. In 2006, then Senator Obama was a tough guy on illegal aliens. Flash forward to 2010 when he wants desperately to find an issue with which he can beat up on Republicans, suddenly Barack Obama pretends to be... Read more »

Washington to Give Unions More Power to Tell Corporations What to DoWashington to Give Unions More Power to Tell Corporations What to Do

-By Warner Todd Huston Senator Chris Dodd (D, Conn.) wants to give unions more power in the boardrooms of our nation’s businesses. In essence, Dodd wants to force corporate boards under the thumb of unions by federal fiat. Carefully hidden in Dodd’s new regulations are provisions that give new powers to board members, powers aimed... Read more »

Ill. Alliance for Growth: Illinois Cigarette Tax Will Hurt More Than Just Smokers

From the Illinois Alliance for Growth Lawmakers Should Consider Downstream Economic Impact on Border Communities; Jobs (Springfield, Ill.) Don’t tax me, don’t tax thee…tax that man behind the tree has risen to the level of a colloquialism when used by opponents of cigarette tax hikes. It’s an informal way of saying that going after smokers... Read more »

5th Distcirt Ratowitz: Where Does Rep. Quigley Stand on Taxing Retirement Savings?

From the Ratowitz for Congress campaign (5th District)… David Ratowitz, Republican Candidate for Illinois’ 5th Congressional seat, demands to know: where does Mike Quigley (D IL-5) stand on taxing retirement savings? U. S. Congressional Candidate, David Ratowitz (IL – 5), wants to know: “where does Mike Quigley stand on taxing retirement savings? Just this week,... Read more »

Walsh: Not a Perfect Candidate, but the Perfect Candidate to Defeat Melissa Bean

From the Walsh for Congress Campaign (8th District)… 8th District Republican Congressional Nominee spent an hour last night speaking with, listening to, and answering questions from more than 100 Eighth District residents at a candidate forum last night. “I am not a perfect candidate,” Walsh said, “But I am the perfect candidate to defeat Melissa... Read more »

Illinois School Fund 'Money Laundering' Bill Passed by Both Houses

-By Warner Todd Huston Unfortunately a bill that will allow schools to pull a bait-and-switch and pilfer funds that are supposed to go for other things and apply those funds to unapproved building projects has now passed both houses in Springfield. This means that schools might now be able to take funds that are supposed... Read more »

Illinois, The Time to Act is Now!

From Americans for Prosperity, Illinois… We’re at the time in the legislative cycle when the Illinois General Assembly will engage in a flurry of activities that may produce bills the public and for that matter lawmakers have never seen, bills that may request spending of billions of our tax dollars, bills that can become laws... Read more »

Abortionist's Hypocrisy: Infant Survives Abortion, Found Alive 2 Days Later

-By Warner Todd Huston Recently a baby in Italy was put through horror for his two short days of life in an incident that puts paid to the hypocrisy of those that think that an in vitro human infant is not really a human at all. This child survived a botched abortion then was laid... Read more »

Call the neighbors and wake the kids, it's SB600 time!

-By Doug Ibendahl, Republican News Watch The Illinois General Assembly is tentatively scheduled to adjourn by May 7th (a week from this Friday). That’s an early date, and it may not happen, but that’s the goal. It’s a good time to make another push for final passage of SB600. Recall the bill passed overwhelmingly in... Read more »

Melissa Bean's Healthcare101 - Part 2 of 13

From the Palatine Tea Party… (Palatine, Illinois) – In response to the letter Melissa Bean wrote to the constituents in district 8 dated April 16, 2010. We will respond to each of her statements Melissa Bean made based on emotion with factual responses where she stated the following: “After deliberate review of the final legislation... Read more »