All I’m saying is “It’s the Message Folks”

I can't wait to hear from our friends on the left.  The outrage over this should be awesome.  Can you imagine if we found out he didn't pay for his ticket?  I can't imagine they would be that naive though and accept gifts like tickets to a game (LOL); he's a politician, he should know better. On a lighter note, I'm glad he has the time and money ($885 a ticket!) to go to professional basketball games, cause I don't.  What's next?  Flying to Chicago from DC for an expensive dinner for Valentine's Day instead of working and signing what's touted as the most important piece of legislation in half a century? Read more

Breaking: Another Republican Opportunity

One at a time folks, one at a time. We should be able to get this seat when election time comes. “WASHINGTON – President Obama asked Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas to become his nominee for secretary of health and human services on Saturday, tapping a red state ally to help him push through his ambitious plan to remake the nation’s health care system.” – Full story This is interesting  (from a previous NY Times story) – “Should Ms. Sebelius get the cabinet post, she would be replaced as governor by Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson, the former Republican chairman who switched to the Democratic Party when he ran with Ms. Sebelius in 2006. Mr. Parkinson has said he will not run for governor in 2010.”

Could be his time

Romney picked as 2012 GOP front-runner
This was particularly eye opening and I believe promising for Romney. “The results were culled over two days from 1,757 of the party activists who came to Washington for the annual conference and filled out ballots on Thursday and Friday. Nearly 60 percent of the straw poll participants were between the ages of 18 and 25. More than half of the conference attendees this year were college students.” We need the energy of the party charged up and not rely on the old stalwarts to call the shots. It would be a breath of fresh air for those involved for so long to cede the “power” and move into a “support role”, which they have asked of others in the past.

It’s our duty to debate

The Obama Revolution - Paid for by the people. WSJ - "In the closing weeks of last year's election campaign, we wrote that Democrats had in mind the most sweeping expansion of government in decades. Liberals clucked, but it turns out even we've been outbid. With yesterday's fiscal 2010 budget proposal, President Obama is attempting not merely to expand the role of the federal government but to put it in such a dominant position that its power can never be rolled back." and "Democrats will want to rush all of this into law this year while Mr. Obama retains his honeymoon aura and they can blame the recession on George W. Bush. But Americans are only beginning to understand the magnitude of Mr. Obama's ambitions, and how much of their own income will be required to fulfill them. Republicans have an obligation to insist on a long and considerable debate on all of this, lest Americans discover Read more

New Motto: “Change you can hear in your pocket”

Yeah " Big Government" that's the ticket. "A late burst of selling sealed a dismal finish for the stock market, which hit a fresh 12-year low on Friday as Citigroup sold a bigger chunk of itself to the government and General Electric slashed its dividend, spooking investors who were already jittery." more "The S&P 500 fell 17.74 points, or 2.4%, to 735.09. Its financial sector dropped 6.5% and its health-care sector sank 4% on fears that President Barack Obama's reform plans will carve into the profits of drug makers and insurers" I guess the change they were talking about is Pocket Change Read more

Jim McGinnis

I didn’t know Lt. Governor Jim McGinnis well because his era in politics was before mine, but I knew him well enough to have a profound respect for him. The man was loyal to his party, but he didn’t let that get in the way of the important principles which govern our lives. Some of today’s new majority would do well to take a lesson from him. Jim McGinnis understood the economy and small business. He stood for common sense. He cared about fiscal responsibility. I first became aquainted with him because of his support to Delaware Right to Life PAC. He was a devote Christian in the Catholic tradition. He was my kind of Democrat. He reminded me of the best of public service and my thoughts and prayers go out to my friend Phil, his widow Mrs. Mary Jane McGinnis, and the rest of the family (who I do not have the priviledge of knowing). The good ones can never live long enough.

How businesses are affected by tax changes in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Here's a review of the more widely applicable provisions that could have an impact on you and your enterprise. Liberal expensing limits continued for another year. The Recovery Act gave a one-year lease on life to enhanced expensing rules, which allow qualifying businesses the option to currently deduct the cost of business machinery and equipment, instead of recovering its cost via depreciation over a number of years. For tax years beginning in 2009, the maximum amount that a business may expense is $250,000, and the expensing election begins to phase out when a business buys more than $800,000 of expensing-eligible assets. These dollar limits are the same as those that were in effect for 2008. Had the Recovery Act not been passed and signed into law, the dollar limits would have dropped this year to $133,000 and $530,000 respectively. Bonus first year depreciation extended for another Read more

Business Tax Changes in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

(Business edition) Again, make sure you read all of this.  No joke, we can have our differences, but you owe it to your family, friends, co-workers, employers and employees to share this information to ensure everyone knows how it affects them. An overview of the key tax changes affecting business in the recently enacted “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” Extension of bonus depreciation. Last year, Congress temporarily allowed business to recover the costs of capital expenditures made in 2008 faster than the ordinary depreciation schedule would allow by permitting these businesses to immediately write off 50% of the cost of depreciable property acquired in 2008 for use in the United States. The new law extends this temporary benefit for qualifying property purchased and placed into service in 2009. Extension of enhanced small business expensing (Section 179). Read more

Tax changes affecting individuals and families in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Folks, make sure you read all of this.  No joke, we can have our differences, but you owe it to your family, friends, co-workers, employers and employees to share this information to ensure everyone knows how it affects them. The recently enacted “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” contains a wide-ranging tax package that includes tax relief for low and moderate-income wage earners, individuals and families with college expenses, and home and car purchasers. “Making Work Pay” credit. The new law provides an individual tax credit in the amount of 6.2 percent of earned income not to exceed $400 for single returns and $800 for joint returns in 2009 and 2010. The credit is phased out at adjusted gross income (AGI) in excess of $75,000 ($150,000 for married couples filing jointly). The credit can be claimed as a reduction in the amount of income tax that is withheld Read more

“We may have to get used to living with less money and lesser dreams”

(CNN) Communist News Network’s Jack Cafferty has this to say – “We may have to get used to living with less money and lesser dreams”. more “At the end of the day, we are going to have to settle for less. Less money, smaller houses, smaller cars and smaller dreams. This is not your father’s country anymore. And we had better all start getting used to it.” – Full Story This is the difference folks!  All summed up for you.  Give up.  That’s the Democratic message, always has been, always will be.  It’s too hard, settle for less. What’s hilarious is I’m probably in worse shape then everybody combined and I will fight my way out of it.  I don’t believe I have a choice, I will NOT settle for less.  BTW, that’s why I’m a REPUBLICAN and proud of it.

Common Sense Rears Its Head

I’m afraid we’ll never see this though, makes too much sense

Start Up the Risk-Takers

“You want to spend $20 billion of taxpayer money creating jobs? Fine. Call up the top 20 venture capital firms in America, which are short of cash today because their partners — university endowments and pension funds — are tapped out, and make them this offer: The U.S. Treasury will give you each up to $1 billion to fund the best venture capital ideas that have come your way. If they go bust, we all lose. If any of them turns out to be the next Microsoft or Intel, taxpayers will give you 20 percent of the investors’ upside and keep 80 percent for themselves.”  – Full Story

We better get reimbursed

This is BS.  We don’t have any money to give anybody right now.  What the hell is she doing pledging anything to anybody. JERUSALEM – The United States plans to pledge more than $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after Israel’s invasion and strengthen the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, a U.S. official said on Monday. – Full Story

Finally (This is too important to ignore)

This is one of the most significant events of our lifetime, mark my words. "One of al-Qaeda's founding leaders, Dr Fadl, has begun an ideological revolt against Osama bin Laden, blaming him for "every drop" of blood spilt in Afghanistan and Iraq. " "Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, who goes by the nom de guerre Dr Fadl, helped bin Laden create al-Qaeda and then led an Islamist insurgency in Egypt in the 1990s. But in a book written from inside an Egyptian prison, he has launched a frontal attack on al-Qaeda's ideology and the personal failings of bin Laden and particularly his Egyptian deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Twenty years ago, Dr Fadl became al-Qaeda's intellectual figurehead with a crucial book setting out the rationale for global jihad against the West. Today, however, he believes the murder of innocent people is both contrary to Islam and a strategic error. "Every Read more

The Obama Police at Work Again!

You can look the other way all you want, but this is the biggest danger our country has faced since 9/11.  A police state is NOT okay!  I don't care how much you love Obama. Oklahoma City police officer pulls man over for anti-Obama sign on vehicle The police officers who stopped Oklahoma City motorist Chip Harrison and confiscated a sign from his car told him he has a right to his beliefs, but the Secret Service "could construe this as a threat against President Obama," according to the incident report released this morning. The sign, which read "Abort Obama Not the Unborn," was returned to Harrison later that day, the report said. Police spokesman Steve McCool said this morning that the sign was taken in error, and Oklahoma City residents should not be worried that their First Amendment rights will be violated. more But his run-in with the law wasn't over yet. ''The Secret Service Read more

Attention Taxpayers–Vote for your lives today in Newark’s 5th

One candidate wants to raise your taxes and is connected with the unions dominating New Castle County, the other wants to cut spending before considering any tax increase. This news link will give you a great contrast in their own words. If you want any voices to balance out the pressures to impoverish the New Castle County taxpayers, then you need to vote for Republican Jamie Moulthrop. Moulthorp works serving the working people everyday by managing a tax office. He understands that we are hurting. He understands numbers. The numbers say that NCC was heading into fiscal problems before the economic slowdown. Just raising the property tax will not solve the problem any more than giving another drink out during happy hour will solve drunk driving. We need someone willing to make tough decisions. Unfortunately, that is not Ms. Diller who by all accounts is a great person. The problem Read more

Something the Obama Admistration has done right

In honor of my mother's birthday today, I must say something good about the administration.  I must show that I  still remember the lessons of civility taught to me as a child.  Civility makes life better. I agree with much of the administration's housing plan.  I believe more needs to be done on the demand side such as the senate approach to home ownership.  I do like the idea of restoring the power of bankruptcy judges to rewrite mortgage terms like they can most other debts.  I think the ideas presented by the President are a very positive start.  I hope the Congress will continue the process. We made a huge mistake in the beginning of this crisis by just giving the banks money and not solving the underlying problem.  They money should have been used to compensate them for mass modification of certain types of mortgages and salvageable clients.  I am not pleased with the size Read more

Trashing America

Am I the only one annoyed by members of this Administration still in campaign mode?  It is time for the negative campaign to end and the governing to begin.  The latest member of the Administration to trash America was Mrs. Clinton.  In her clumsy and undiplomatic attempt to say that America was under new management, she trashed our previous approach and announced that a dialogue would open with Iran regarding Afghanistan.  She could have done all of that without trashing the previous management.  She didn't realize it but she came off as belittling America's entire foreign policy approach for the last 30 years. The Administration is doing the same regarding the economy.  It is bad, but do you need to exaggerate and talk it down?  It is not by any measure the worst since the Great Depression and awaiting an even greater catastrophe.   When you understand the importance of confidence, Read more

Buy American

The internationalists flipped over the idea that American steel should be prefer for government stimulus projects. Naturally, that should have been amended to say North American because of NAFTA. Didn't it make sense? Why borrow money to stimulate someone else's economy? We were not talking about trade barriers or some other insanity. We were just talking about choices in the free market.  I know American business has been trashed as part of the campaign to trash American institutions, but I still believe that Americans know as business prospers, we all prosper. Maybe Congress can't get it right, but I have determined that I will choose American made products where it makes sense. If I buy plastic cups, buy locally made Solo. If I buy a tape measure, I buy the American made one. No matter what the internationalist say, I still have sovereignty rights over my dollars. We each control our Read more