Ricci Case Shows True Side of Sotomayor
Heritage Foundation - The Supreme Court's reversal of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's ruling in the New Haven firefighters' case reveals a stunning pattern of judicial recklessness that would certainly continue should she be confirmed. [Find Story at News From The Front]
Today's articles in News From The Front:
The GOP's Real Problems for 2012
Top 10 Best States for Personal Freedom
Another Chance to Reconsider McCain-Feingold
George Will: A 'Fix' We'll Likely Regret
Special Report: ACORN and 'The Powers That Be'
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A Very Constitutional Coup: Influenced by the No. 1 promoter of 21st-century socialism, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, our ex-president, Manuel Zelaya, took us down the road of social divide, abuse of media publicity, propaganda and the absolute void of checks and balances with one end in mind: to stay in power indefinitely. (H/T Wash. Times)
Paying the Price for Obama Stealthcare: It seems that every time the Obama Administration releases additional information about its increasingly controversial health care plan, the consequences for the American people appear increasingly overpriced and unworkable. Recently, top political advisor to Barack Obama, David Axelrod, conceded that the administration would not rule out the potential of taxing health benefits to pay for the public option.
A Great Day In Honduras: The sun shines bright on this new day with the expulsion of the former President Zelaya. In spite of what the press is saying, this is a great day. Zelaya had aligned himself with the communist leaders of the region and was moving the country in that direction. Of course, this made the investors and the business owners of the country very nervous. He started making agreements with Leftist governments without congressional approval and wouldn't listen to the judicial or legislative branches of the government who opposed such things.
In Honduras, Freedom Restored: The story out of Honduras is that the people of that stalwart little country have now taken it into their own hands to preserve their democracy in the most courageous action since they established their constitutional republic nearly three decades ago. Just as former Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales prepared to seize full power in direct violation of the nation's Constitution, the military leadership – with the backing of the people – removed him from power.
Don Bernanke and Bank of America: On September 15, 2008, Bank of America agreed to buy up Merrill Lynch and its assets. Little did the American public know there were some vigorous backroom deals that made the transaction more like a hostile takeover than a friendly merger. And it has focused Congress' microscope even closer on the Federal Reserve and Chairman Ben Bernanke's actions in supposedly fixing the economy.
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Concord, NH – Today, Senate Minority Leader Peter Bragdon released the following statement on Monday's court-ordered freeze of Governor Lynch's plan to seize $110 million from the private Joint Underwriting Association.
"I call on Governor Lynch to veto the budget and immediately bring the legislature back into session to deal with this $110 million hole in the state budget. This court order puts our budget out of balance on day 1.
"Governor Lynch and the big spenders in the legislature satisfied their desire for $1 billion in new spending with numerous accounting gimmicks, including this raid on a private fund. Senate Republicans warned this risky scheme would get tied up in court and could jeopardize the budget, but our attempts to stop the raid were blocked by the Democrats. Monday's court ruling has validated our warnings.
"True budget leadership would have held the line on spending, just as thousands of New Hampshire citizens have had to do this year. Instead Governor Lynch and the Democrat-controlled legislature raised total spending over 10%. If they had held the line on spending, there would have been no need to try to steal money from a private organization."
A Belknap County Superior Court order on Monday blocked the state from seizing money from the JUA fund. [Source: Laconia Citizen]
The 2010/2011 budget passed by the legislature and supported by the governor counted on $110 million of money taken from the JUA fund to help balance the budget. [ Source: Legislative Budget Assistant's Office]
The 2010/2011 budget had over $1 billion more in total spending (all
funds) than the prior budget. [Source: Legislative Budget Assistant's Office]
Concord - Today, CPR-Action Executive Director, evin Smith, reacted to overnor Lynch signing the new $11.5 billion dollar budget for SFY10-11.
"We are disappointed that the Governor would sign a budget that not only increases state spending by nearly 7%, but also raises many taxes and fees during a recession.
Furthermore, we found out today that this budget will already begin at least $45 million dollars in the red due to the suspension of the JUA monies that were being raided by the State in order to close the deficit. We applaud Senator Bragdon for calling for a special session of the legislature, and hope that the Governor will follow suit so that a more responsible solution an be hammered out."