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Tuesday
Jan262010

NetRight Daily: Bernanke On the Hot Seat 

The Bernanke Nomination:  The White House said yesterday it has damped down a political revolt against Ben Bernanke and now has the votes to secure the Federal Reserve Chairman's second four-year term. Whether or not Mr. Bernanke is confirmed, the lesson we draw is that overly political central bankers will eventually be undone by politics.

Time to Bring the Federal Reserve to Heel:  Sometime in the next ten days the U.S. Senate will vote on whether or not to give Ben Bernanke a second term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. The only honorable and right thing to do is to reject his nomination.

The Myth of Blue Dog Democrats:  If, as the 2010 elections approach, the Democrats appear headed for a crushing defeat, expect to hear that Americans just 'want to throw the bums out.' But to write off voter disgust with out-of-control spending and the stinking backroom buyoffs to pass an unpopular health care bill as a generic anti-incumbency fashion statement clearly benefits the party in charge, that being the Democratic Party.

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Tuesday
Jan262010

ALG Commends DeMint for Blocking Southers TSA Nomination 

"[A]ll he had to do was honestly answer Senator DeMint's question about mandatory

union bargaining for TSA employees.  Rather than just answering the question,

 which was a simple yes or no, and agreeing to be judged by his answer, Southers

instead opted to flee any accountability for his views."  – ALG President Bill Wilson

January 25th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today thanked Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) for helping to block Barack Obama's nominee for Director of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Errol Southers.  Southers withdrew his nomination late last week.

Wilson said Southers never answered outstanding questions about whether he would support mandatory union bargaining for TSA employees.  "Southers should have answered Senator DeMint's very simple question. The answers he could have given would have most certainly been helpful in expediting his nomination," Wilson said.

"Instead, Southers stonewalled DeMint, giving Senators reason to believe that Southers prioritized union kickbacks over homeland security," Wilson added.

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) had placed a legislative hold on Southers, preventing him from being confirmed via unanimous consent.  It would have taken 60 votes in the Senate to break the hold. 

Speaking on NBC News this morning with Matt Lauer, DeMint had said, "what I've asked for, Matt, is just some debate and a recorded vote. They, they want to pass Mr. Southers in, in secret, without a recorded vote. I think there's some significant issues. I've asked him if he is going to change the policy of collective bargaining within the TSA and he will not give me a straight answer.

Wilson and other critics also took issue with Southers' abusing his position to order background searches on his estranged wife's boyfriend, and for "equating millions of Americans with domestic terrorists."

Wilson pointed to a 2008 video interview when Southers said, "Most of the domestic groups that we have to pay attention to here are white supremacist groups, they're anti-government, in most cases anti-abortion, they are usually survivalist types in nature, [and Christian] identity-oriented."

Complaining about the process of confirmation, Southers issued a statement with his withdrawal: "It is apparent that this path has been obstructed by political ideology… My nomination has become a lightning rod for those who have chosen to push a political agenda at the risk of the safety and security of the American people. This partisan climate is unacceptable and I refuse to allow myself to remain part of their dialogue."

Wilson said "All he had to do was honestly answer Senator DeMint's question about mandatory union bargaining for TSA employees.  Rather than just answering the question, which was a simple yes or no, and agreeing to be judged by his answer, Southers instead opted to flee any accountability for his views — which now one must assume was in favor union bargaining."

 

Tuesday
Jan262010

Richard Viguerie: President’s Proposal to Freeze Spending is Obama Obfuscation

(Manassas, VA) -   The following is a statement by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, regarding news reports that President Obama's State of the Union Address will announce support for a freeze on some federal spending:

"President Obama's expected announcement that he would support a freeze on non-security spending is another Obama obfuscation.

"Mr. President, if you are serious about controlling spending and reducing the dangerous deficit, you can demonstrate your bona fides with a stroke of your pen--no help needed from Congress:

"1.  Don't spend the more than $400 Billion unspent money from the Stimulus Bill.

"2.  Return to the U.S. Treasury, i.e. the taxpayers, the $210 Billion in TARP big bank bailout money that has either gone unspent or has been repaid.

"3.  Promise to veto all legislation containing earmarks.

"Your pseudo-populism can be seen through a tea bag--and will be by the millions of Tea Party patriots."

Tuesday
Jan262010

CHQ - Democratic politicians retiring…and dropping like flies

Why did Beau Biden really drop out of Delaware Senate race?

Michelle Malkin - "More than ever, the public is paying attention to the culture of corruption. A bruising Senate campaign in the Era of the Tea Party - and in the wake of the Massachusetts miracle - would bring uncomfortable light to bear on Biden family cronyism."

 

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Daily Lickskillet: Populism is like sincerity. 

Other Articles at News From The Front:


Election 2010 Indiana Senate: Pence 47% Bayh 44%
Rasmussen Reports - "Indiana Senator Evan Bayh is another Democratic incumbent who could find himself in a tough reelection battle this fall."
 
Arkansas Democrat Marion Berry to announce retirement today
Arkansas News - "Rep. Marion Berry will announce his retirement today. This creates a vacancy in the first congressional district for the first time since 1997. A Democrat has held this seat since 1891."
 
Hayworth signals battle for McCain's seat looms
Arizona Republic - "After months of talking about it, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth appears ready to take on Sen. John McCain in Arizona's Republican Senate primary."
 
John McCain:  Palin's political bridge to nowhere 
American Thinker - Steve Flesher writes with disappointment on Sarah Palin's decision to campaign for John McCain on behalf of his Arizona Senate re-election effort - and wonders what she could possibly hope to gain in the process. 
 
Brown's victory is for TEApublicanism
Renew America - Tim Dunkin examines Scott Brown's senatorial victory in Massachusetts, and argues it would not have been possible without the Republican Party working together with TEA Party activists to defeat the Democratic candidate.  Dunkin says such a victory should serve as a model nationwide.
 
Tea Party Crashers
American Thinker (Mark J. Fitzgibbons) - Mark J. Fitzgibbons addresses the constitutional right to peaceably assemble, as some members of the major media are complaining that they're being purposely excluded from a Tea Party event later this month.  Fitzgibbons says it's perfectly within the Tea Party members' power to invite (or not invite) any media that it chooses.

Find these articles and more at News From The Front
Tuesday
Jan262010

DNC - OFA NH State Director on Obama Administration's Support for Middle Class

President Obama and Vice President Biden Lay Out Initiatives for Middle Class Families Ahead of Wednesday’s State of the Union Speech

 

New Hampshire Organizing for America State Director Tim Arsenault released the following statement following President Obama and Vice President Biden’s meeting of the Middle Class Task Force where they laid out key initiatives to help middle class families affected by the economy. Organizing for America (OFA) is a project of the Democratic National Committee committed to supporting President Obama’s agenda for change.

“President Obama and his administration are working tirelessly day in and day out to get Granite Staters working again and to strengthen our economy for the long term. The initiatives announced by the White House Middle Class Task Force today will help middle class families in New Hampshire get back on their feet and start getting ahead.

“The plan the President announced today will help the middle class by expanding tax credits for middle class families, easing the burden of student’s federal loan payments, creating a system of automatic workplace IRAs, expanding tax credits to match retirement savings and helping families pay for care for elderly relatives. These are the type of common sense solutions that President Obama promised on the campaign trail in 2008, and it’s clear that as President he’s delivering.”

For the last year, the White House Middle Class Task Force has traveled across the country talking with Americans from all walks of life as well as policy makers and experts to develop policies aimed at raising the living standards of middle-class, working families in America

The recommendations of the Middle Class Task Force will:

1. Reduce costs of child care by nearly doubling the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit for families earning less than $85,000 per year and increasing child care funding by $1.6 billion, helping an additional 235,000 children.

2. Ease the burden of student loan payments by ensuring that no student pays more than 10 percent of his or her income on loan repayment.

3. Help workers save for retirement by requiring employers to provide an option for employees to enroll in a direct-deposit IRA.

4. Protect retirement by expanding tax credits to match retirement savings and enact new protections on those savings.

5. Support families caring for elderly relatives, help them to manage this responsibility and allow seniors to live in their communities for as long as possible.