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Friday
Nov202009

NRCC Expands GOP Playing Field in NH 

Major Announcement in NH’s 00 Congressional District

By Grant Bosse on November 19, 2009

http://newhampshire.watchdog.org/2009/11/major-announcement-in-nhs-00-congressional-district/

I will be making a major announcement concerning New Hampshire’s 00 Congressional District tomorrow at 11am [November 20] at the LOB in Concord. Please join us.

Since it was my story on Monday that discovered the 00 Congressional District, along with the 4th, the 6th, and the 27th, I consider myself the Christopher Columbus of New Hampshire’s Phantom Congress.

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NRCC Comment: “In New Hampshire, we have more opportunities than ever before, literally.  We’re expanding our playing field to include New Hampshire’s 00 Congressional District, and we expect to have a strong candidate to run for what we think is an open seat.  We’re also considering our options in NH-04, but turnout is expected to be an unknown variable.  All kidding aside: If the stimulus bill’s countless failures have taught – a reminder to many – us anything, it’s that the government should not be in charge of your health care.” – Tory Mazzola, NRCC Spokesman

 

NOTE from the Union Leader: “…the Web page dedicated to New Hampshire's portion of the stimulus package showed most of the money went to the 1st and 2nd congressional districts, which actually do exist. But $1.4 million also went to the 6th District and more than $1 million went to the 4th District, which do not. Recovery.gov also showed funds distributed to New Hampshire's 27th and 00th congressional districts.” (Beth Lamontagne Hall, ‘Phantom’ Data Adds to GOP Stimulus Doubts, New Hampshire Union Leader, 11/19/2009)

Friday
Nov202009

NetRight Daily: NY 23 Vote Now in Question 

NY 23 Vote Now in QuestionA new vote or a paper recount may be needed in New York's 23rd Congressional District, ALG President Bill Wilson said today, citing erroneous computerized voting machines.

How Not to Win Elections:  The ten Senate Republicans who broke the filibuster Tuesday against Barack Obama's nomination of radical Judge David Hamilton to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals may find themselves in some hot water back home.

Senate Republicans' Lack of Unity Paves Way for Radical Judges:  On Tuesday, the Senate voted 70-29 to invoke cloture on Judge David Hamilton, clearing the way for a confirmation vote for the controversial Obama nomination to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Senator Jeff Sessions had a hold on the nomination for weeks and demanded the cloture vote, citing the judge's radical judicial record.

Save the Planet:  Don't Eat Meat:  Welcome to Green Living 101. We have a special pop quiz for you today. Let's begin...

The Crony Capitalism Cafe:  Everyone wants a free lunch these days, and it seems that in the Cafe of Crony Capitalism, sometimes known as Washington, the free lunch special is being handed out as openly as the candy given to children who knock at the door on Halloween. But alas, not everyone gets a treat, because there really is no such thing as a free lunch. Someone has got to pay. That's why you, the taxpayer, are always the one who is tricked into picking up the tab.

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Friday
Nov202009

NetRight Daily: Government Care Will Fail 

Government Will Fail on Health Care Record Keeping:  As the era of Big Government begins to wear on people, a multitude of evidence has come to the fore to show us just how inefficient and even dangerous the growth of government can be.

Another Tax Cheater from Obama:  It appears that the Obama Administration has hit yet another tax road block with one of its top appointments. Lael Brainard, Obama's choice to become the Treasury Undersecretary of International Affairs, has a tax problem. In short, she conveniently forgets to pay them.

State Recessions, Big Government Obsessions:  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has now announced that it is time for the bankrupt federal government to bail out the various bankrupt states. In the real world, this would be known as absurd. In Washington, it is known as politics as usual.

DC Stimulus Funds La Raza and AARP:  Longtime Washington, DC residents are in for a surprise. According to the website Recovery.gov, which supposedly tracks stimulus spending under the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the District of Columbia contains 99 congressional districts. (H/T Watchdog.org)

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Friday
Nov202009

Daily Grind: Republicans' Lack of Unity Paves Way for Radicals 

Editorial: Senate Republicans' Lack of Unity Paves Way for Judicial Radicals, Fuels GOP Dissatisfaction
The confirmation of Judge David Hamilton could lay the groundwork for Senate Democrats to run the table on judicial nominations.

The Crony Capitalism Cafe….. Yes Senator I'll have the Free Lunch Also!!
Everyone wants a free lunch these days, and it seems that in the Cafe of Crony Capitalism, also known as Washington, the free lunch special is being handed out as openly as the candy.

Nidal Hasan Is Not Timothy McVeigh
Reaction from the left and the mainstream media to the Fort Hood massacre reveals a weak and wobbly resolve that threatens US security.

The Wire: How Not to Win Elections and Influence Voters
Today's edition covers Republicans not taking the lead and China.

ALG in the News: Capitol South in Culpeper Times
Americans for Limited Government's own weekly comic strip "Capitol South" is featured in the Culpeper Times.

 

Friday
Nov202009

ALG Urges Senate Finance Committee to Defeat "Tax-Cheat" Brainard, Asks Senators to Put Holds on Nominee

"While the Obama Administration is imposing the largest

budgetary burden ever on American taxpayers in history,

it is nominating individuals who have not paid their fair share

in that burden, and that needs to stop. Senators making a stand

against Lael Brainard will be making a stand for all honest taxpayers."

ALG President Bill Wilson.

November 19th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today urged members of the Senate Finance Committee to defeat and place legislative holds on Barack Obama's nominee for undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs, Lael Brainard.

"Since the Obama Administration's vetting is still yielding tax cheats for top Treasury posts, Lael Brainard needs to be made an example of by the Senate Finance Committee," said Wilson.  "More and more, honest taxpayers are not represented by this Administration."

According the Associated Press, Brainard "was late in paying real estate taxes in 2005, 2006 and 2007.  The report by the Senate Finance Committee staff also challenges the accuracy of a deduction Brainard claimed for running an office from her home. The challenge led Brainard to reduce the deduction on her 2008 return."

Brainard, reports the AP, was not forthcoming to the committee: "The committee's top Republican is unhappy that the committee staff had to submit 10 sets of questions to Brainard before getting complete information about the discrepancies."

"Enough is enough with the tax cheats in the Obama Administration," said Wilson.  "Now is the time for the Finance Committee to send a clear message that ever appointment, especially Treasury officials, need to pay their taxes on time and in full."

"This is the fifth Obama nomination to have tax troubles," Wilson noted.  "Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's nomination was nearly derailed because of it.  Trade Representative Ron Kirk failed to pay $10,000 in taxes and only filed an amended return after the Finance Committee noted the discrepancies."

Wilson continued, noting, "Tom Daschle's nomination to be Department of Health and Human Services Secretary was withdrawn over these issues.  Nancy Killefer withdrew her nomination for not paying employment taxes for household help."

"While the Obama Administration is imposing the largest budgetary burden ever on American taxpayers in history, it is nominating individuals who have not paid their fair share in that burden, and that needs to stop," Wilson said, concluding, "Senators making a stand against Lael Brainard will be making a stand for all honest taxpayers."