Bam’s Fiscal Feint

New York Post Well, that didn’t take long: Less than two days after President Obama reluc tantly agreed to accept a less-than-whopping $38.5 billion in cuts from this year’s spending, the White House announced that Obama will take to the airwaves Wednesday to announce his new plan to deal with the deficit. Paul Ryan, take a […]

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Sen. Bob Casey Jr. Is Not Working For Pennsylvania Interests

Pottstown Mercury Is U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. willfully diminishing the influence of Pennsylvania? In 2008, 26.3 percent of the infants born in Nevada were born to non-citizen mothers. The figure in California was 29.1 percent. As legislative reapportionment is dictated by the census which draws no distinction between those here legally and those not, […]

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The GOP Path To Prosperity

Wall Street Journal Congress is currently embroiled in a funding fight over how much to spend on less than one-fifth of the federal budget for the next six months. Whether we cut $33 billion or $61 billion — that is, whether we shave 2% or 4% off of this year’s deficit—is important. It’s a sign […]

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GOP Senators All Back Toomey Balanced-Budget Bill

Philadelphia Inquirer In just three months, freshman Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania has emerged as the deficit hawk’s deficit hawk, and on Thursday all 47 of his GOP colleagues joined him in sponsoring a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. Read the full story.

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Obama’s Energetic War On The Young

Washington Times President Obama needs to reinvent reality, so where does he go? A college campus. And why not? With gas doubling in price toward $4 a gallon, what better place to talk energy than to backpacking cyclists at trendy, urban Georgetown University? It’s a far friendlier crowd than, say, one composed of truckers, commuters or […]

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EDITORIAL: One Person, One Vote

York Dispatch Every American over 18 is allowed one vote — not as many as they can get away with. So there’s nothing wrong with requiring voters to prove who they are before they cast their ballots. Proponents of two bills now before the Pennsylvania State Government Committee claim the proposed legislation will do that […]

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Unsustainable Budget Threatens U.S.

Repeated battles over the 2011 budget are taking attention from a more dire problem—the long-run budget deficit. Divided government is no excuse for inaction. The bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, under co-chairmen Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, issued a report on the problem in December supported by 11 Democrats and Republicans — a clear majority of the panel’s 18 members.

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Taxpayers Group Endorses Larry Medaglia For State Senator

Berks County taxpayers have a vital decision to make on March 15. Two people want you to send them to the state senate. One of them, Larry Medaglia, has a long record of efficient service as the county’s Register of Wills. The other person, Judy Schwank, has a long record of reckless spending, raising taxes, and piling up debt that has left taxpayers holding the bag for her expensive years as county commissioner.

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