Press Releases

 

Tuesday
Jul142009

NRCC - UNION LEADER: Hodes, Shea-Porter "Party Hacks" For Cap & Trade  

NOTE: “When speaking about the bill, Hodes and Shea-Porter simply parrot party talking points. They claim it will create thousands of ‘green jobs’ and help the economy. But they can't know that because the bill was so huge that neither of them could possibly have read it all before voting for it. They also ignore the fact that the bill will, in President Obama's own words, cause energy bills to ‘necessarily skyrocket,’ which will harm the economy and cost thousands of jobs.”

 

“....Suckers are just what Hodes and Shea-Porter have been. Had they been looking out for New Hampshire, they would have voted ‘no.’”

 

Green parrots: Hodes, Shea-Porter

New Hampshire Union Leader

Editorial

July 14, 2008

http://www.theunionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Green+parrots%3a+Hodes%2c+Shea-Porter&articleId=91ac7a66-63c0-4697-9a41-a2806eee35e9

 

When Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter ran for Congress, both said they would be independent voices for New Hampshire, not party hacks. In office, they've been mostly party hacks (although Hodes showed some independence on ethics votes). Their support for the awful cap-and-trade bill is a great example.

 

When speaking about the bill, Hodes and Shea-Porter simply parrot party talking points. They claim it will create thousands of "green jobs" and help the economy. But they can't know that because the bill was so huge that neither of them could possibly have read it all before voting for it. They also ignore the fact that the bill will, in President Obama's own words, cause energy bills to "necessarily skyrocket," which will harm the economy and cost thousands of jobs.

 

Other Democrats are smartly skeptical of the cap-and-trade supporters' grandiose claims. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, told Politico, "I have close to a 16-year, 100 percent environmental record. I want to support this bill, but it's got to protect manufacturing. Because if we don't, it's worse for global warming." He's right. It doesn't help the planet to send manufacturing jobs to countries with lax emissions standards.

 

Sen. Claire McKaskill, D-Mo., said last week, "We've got to be very careful with what we do with this legislation. We need to be a leader in the world, but we don't want to be a sucker."

 

Suckers are just what Hodes and Shea-Porter have been. Had they been looking out for New Hampshire, they would have voted "no."

 

Tuesday
Jul142009

AJS - Welcome to Michigan Mr. President 

Washington, D.C.- As the President arrives in Michigan today Americans for Job Security is welcoming him with a full page advertisement in the local paper the Macomb Daily. Our advertisement asks President Obama to side with workers and small business owners against the Employee “Forced” Choice Act.

 

“The Employee Forced Choice Act would deliver devastating job losses at a time when our country is struggling to regain our economic footing,” said Stephen DeMaura, President of Americans for Job Security.

 

The ad highlights some of the recent devastating economic news that is affecting Michigan:

 

  • GeneralMotors Corporation - Bankrupt
  • Chrysler - Bankrupt
  • Jobs Lost Due to Auto Company

Restructuring - 600,000

  • National Unemployment Rate - 9.5%
  • Michigan Unemployment Rate - 14.1%
  • Metro Detroit Unemployment Rate - 14.9%
  • City of Detroit Unemployment Rate - 23%
  • Projected Job Loss if Employee

Forced Choice Act Passes - 600,000

 

The advertisement can be seen here: http://savejobs.org/content/Welcome_to_Michigan.pdf

 

“The Employee Forced Choice Act would both cause hundreds of thousands of Americans to lose their jobs and stifle the creation of millions of new ones,” said Stephen DeMaura President of Americans for Job Security.

 

Also highlighted within the advertisement is a recent study by Dr. Anne Layne Farrar of the non-partisan Law and Economic Consulting Group (LECG). The study titled “An Empirical Assessment of the Employee Free Choice Act:The Economic Implications” shows passage of the so-called “Employee Free Choice Act,” would cost our country 600,000 jobs in its first year with millions more jobs at risk in years to come.

 

For more information on Americans for Job Security visit our website at www.SaveJobs.org.

 

Tuesday
Jul142009

NetRight Daily: Sotomayor and "Webolutions" 

Sotomayor in Review: The Senate Judiciary Committee today opens hearings on the most radical Supreme Court nominee in memory. Despite her compelling story of personal accomplishment, Judge Sonia Sotomayor has proved by her own words and actions that she is unfit for the nation's highest court. (H/T Washington Times)

 

Honduras and Iran: How the Web Can Control Government: Over the last couple of weeks, an interesting phenomenon has developed across the globe. People have been using social networking on the internet to rise up against oppressive governments and steer the direction of debate. Sites like Twitter and Facebook have become powerful tools in this fight.

 

Be sure to follow us on Twitter!

 

Tuesday
Jul142009

CHQ - All Issues at Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings Boil Down To One 

RICHARD A. VIGURIE: All Issues at Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings Boil Down To One
Viguerie News Releases - ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie says in this hard-hitting press release that the "views of judicial power shared by Obama and Sotomayor are inconsistent with the Constitution itself, and that should disqualify this nominee." Viguerie goes on to say that recent comments from Obama adviser David Axelrod are "a shocking admission of Obama's views, which go beyond judicial activism and undermine our constitutional structure based in separation of limited, enumerated powers." [read the full release here]

 

Other Articles in News From The Front:

Obama's Climate of Fear

No Jackboots, Just Nanny State Spoon-Feeding

Burt Prelutsky: I'm Mad as Hell!

Five Traps That Trick Americans Into Accepting Socialized Medicine

All of these articles and many others can be accessed through http://conservativehq.com.

Tuesday
Jul142009

Heritage Resources for the Sotomayor Hearings 

As Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor answers questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, we wanted to provide you with a quick rundown of the key Heritage research on the nomination.

 

Heritage’s Sotomayor Nomination “Rapid Response” Page: http://www.heritage.org/news/us-supreme-court-vacancy.cfm

 

Heritage’s NEW “Order in the Court” Page on Judicial Activism: http://www.orderinthecourt.org/

 

Heritage is conducting a Tele-Townhall on the Sotomayor nomination on Tuesday, July 14th at 6:00 pm Eastern with Senator Jim DeMint and former Attorney General Edwin Meese. Click here to Register

 

 

Quick Links to Heritage Research and Commentary

 

Questions for Judge Sotomayor on the Use of Foreign and International Law

http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/wm2525.cfm

 

Sotomayor's Full Court Press

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed071309a.cfm

 

Key Questions for Sonia Sotomayor

http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/wm2534.cfm

 

Sotomayor and racial identity politics

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed063009b.cfm

 

Bad On Guns

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed060409c.cfm

 

 

Foundry Blog

 

The Heritage team will be commenting extensively as the Sotomayor hearings unfold this week on our Foundry Blog. Be sure to check back for our live blogging throughout the week.

 

The Judicial Oath vs Sonia Sotomayor

Sotomayor’s Activist Cases: The 11-Word Dismissal of the Second Amendment

The Supreme Court vs. Sotomayor

 

 

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