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Tuesday
Sep072010

NRCC - Obama and Shea-Porter Offer Up Another Stimulus Flop 

First Stimulus Was a Failure, Now House Dems Want to Hit the Accelerator on More Wasteful Spending

Washington- It’s been more than 18 months since Carol Shea-Porter and her Democrat friends passed a trillion-dollar stimulus bill promising to keep unemployment under eight percent and create four million jobs and, so far, one thing is clear: It’s an utter failure. With unemployment at an unacceptably high 9.6 percent, the economy in a complete tailspin and the nation deeply in debt, Democrats now want to ram through a $50 billion spending bill in a last ditch attempt to salvage their crumbling political careers. Clearly not learning from their first stimulus disaster, Shea-Porter and Washington Democrats are ready to put Americans on the hook once again for wasteful spending with another desperate political ploy.

“Carol Shea-Porter's failed trillion-dollar stimulus has driven the economy off a cliff, yet she’s gearing up to pass another round of wasteful spending in a desperate attempt to save her crumbling political career,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Washington Democrats promised to keep unemployment under eight percent and create four million jobs, but it’s abundantly clear that Shea-Porter and the out-of-touch Democrat majority are only capable of offering up empty promises. After being buried under mountains of debt and higher taxes, struggling middle-class families are ready for sound economic solutions rather than political satire.”

“Vowing to find new ways to stimulate the sputtering economy, President Barack Obama will call for long-term investments in the nation's roads, railways and runways that would cost at least $50 billion… Administration officials wouldn't say what the total cost of the infrastructure investments would be, but did say the initial $50 billion represents a significant percentage. Officials said the White House would consider closing a number of special tax breaks for oil and gas companies to pay for the proposal.”

“With the unemployment rate ticking up to 9.6 percent, and polls showing the midterm elections could be dismal for Democrats, the president has promised to unveil a series of new measures on the economy.” (Julie Pace, “Obama calling for more infrastructure spending,” Associated Press, 9/06/2010)

House Democrats have had plenty of time to turn the economy around, but they’ve messed up so badly that they’re even turning their backs on each other:

“In the next two weeks, Democratic leaders will review new polls and other data that show whether vulnerable incumbents have a path to victory. If not, the party is poised to redirect money to concentrate on trying to protect up to two dozen lawmakers who appear to be in the strongest position to fend off their challengers.

“With the midterm campaign entering its final two months, Democrats acknowledged that several races could quickly move out of their reach, including re-election bids by Representatives Betsy Markey of Colorado, Tom Perriello of Virginia, Mary Jo Kilroy of Ohio and Frank Kratovil Jr. of Maryland, whose districts were among the 55 Democrats won from Republicans in the last two election cycles.” (Jeff Zeleny and Carl Hulse, “Democrats Plan Political Triage to Retain House,” New York Times, 9/04/2010)

Saturday
Sep042010

ALG - Obama's Economic Stimulus/Recovery Summer fails in Wisconsin 

"This past month marks the 15th straight month of unemployment at 9.4 percent or higher."

ALG President Bill Wilson.

Obama's Economic Stimulus/Recovery Summer fails in Wisconsin

September 3rd, 2010, Fairfax, VA—A special Americans for Limited Government (ALG) report looks at Wisconsin for a special Labor Day Weekend edition in honor of President Obama, Labor Secretary Solis and AFL-CIO Boss Richard Trumka gracing the state of Wisconsin with their presence on Labor Day.  Obama's big government economic stimulus program has failed so miserably that Sen. Russ Feingold is scurrying out of Milwaukee to avoid a joint appearance.

As this might be a topic you find interesting, ALG put together some unemployment and stimulus information for the state of Wisconsin.  Ironically, the President's much-promoted Recovery Summer resulted in zero "employment producing" Stimulus Programs in Wisconsin.

"This past month marks the 15th straight month of unemployment at 9.4 percent or higher," says Bill Wilson, president of ALG.  "Clearly, Obama and Feingold's big government economic solution has failed."

ALG President Wilson also noted the irony of Obama proposing tax cuts on the heels of his signing a job-killing corporate tax hike that was hidden within the $26.1 billion state public employee union bailout.

"Obama's policies have effectively choked the private sector economy through higher taxes and more regulatory costs," says ALG's Wilson.  "It is unbelievable that two months before the upcoming election he would suddenly try to pass himself off as a tax-cutting President.  Unlike when he was candidate Obama, the President now has a record that is anti-free enterprise and is more interested in propping up his big labor allies then helping the average working American."

ALG is producing a report each week day on the "impact" of the Obama Stimulus on the economies of different states.

Friday
Sep032010

ALG - Conservative Action Project: Excessive influence of BIG LABOR on Obama Administration

Excessive influence of BIG LABOR on Obama Administration and Congress has been disastrous for American workers and the Nation's economy

September 2nd, 2010—The tremendous amount of power & influence that officials of organized labor have over this administration & congress is adding to the growth of government and makes no sense given that only 7% of the private sector workforce and 12% of the overall workforce are members of a labor union. Last year, for the first time in history, the majority of union members in the country were working for the government—not the private sector. The Obama administration & Congress' decision making  disregards the 93% of the private sector workforce in order to payback Big Labor bosses for previous campaign support—much coming from the dues money collected from workers who are subject to compulsory unionism.

"We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama--$60.7 million to be exact and we're proud of it."

Andrew Stern, former President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

ISSUE-IN-BRIEF:  As Americans prepare to observe Labor Day, the nation's unemployment rate continues to remain at record high levels and the federal deficit continues to grow and place a long term burden on every American taxpayer. The Obama administration and Congress have handed out one favor after another in special interest favors to union officials without regard to the public policy ramifications. For example:

  • Ten days after being sworn in President Obama issued 3 Executive Orders that curtail federal contractor's free speech during union organizing drives, provide job security for employees of federal service contractors, and require federal contractors to notify employees of their right to join a union.
  • One week later President Obama signed another Executive Order announcing a government preference for Project Labor Agreements (PLA's) on all federally funded large-scale construction projects. As a result of this, many projects financed by the so-called "economic stimulus bill" are subject to PLA's and performed by unionized workers.
  • The Obama Department of Labor rolled back several rules issued during the Bush administration to increase union transparency on forms required to be filed with the government as required under the Labor Management Reporting Disclosure Act.
  • The Obama Treasury Department forced financially troubled General Motors and Chrysler into bankruptcy and swinging a deal granting the United Auto Workers respectively 17.5% and 55% stakes in GM and Chrysler.

Gallup found for the first time since it began asking the question in 1997 that a majority of Americans now think "unions mostly hurt the economy."

  • According to official records, the person who most often visited the White House in 2009 was Andy Stern, then President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)—a union that had given more than $4 million since 2006 to scandal ridden ACORN and its affiliates
  • An overwhelming majority of congressional democrats co-sponsored "card-check" legislation designed to deny workers a secret ballot election to determine if a union would represent them.
  • The Obama administration and Congress reduced funding to the Department of Labor's Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS)—which is the only agency in the entire federal government assigned the responsibility for oversight of organized labor.
  • President Obama circumvented the Senate—that had objections to NLRB nominee Craig Becker—and recess appointed him as chairman. Becker had previously worked for both the AFL-CIO and the SEIU.
  • Some in Congress are now proposing a $165 billion union pension bailout. As FOX Business Network reported, these pensions are in bad shape; as of 2006, well before the stock market dropped and recession began, only 6% of these union pension funds were doing well.

Gallup recently found for the first time in more than 80 years of asking the question that only a minority of Americans now "approve of labor unions."

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ORGANIZED LABOR AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION & CONGRESS PLEASE VISIT THESE WEBSITES:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/122744/Labor-Unions-Sharp-Slide-Public-Support.aspx

http://www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/6290/obamaafl-cio_lovefest_once_again_labor_hopes_president_will_prove_loya/ 

http://union-yes.blogspot.com/2008/05/barack-obama-in-organized-labors-pocket.html

http://www.unionfacts.com/

http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB124227027965718333.html

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/congress-pushing-165-billion-union-pension-bailout-94828874.html

http://www.faegre.com/showarticle.aspx?Show=8938

http://www.talkleft.com/story/2009/1/30/143556/925

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/20090130_obama_gives_labor_unions_a_boost/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/jul/31/obama-supports-union-organizing/

http://www.nlpc.org/stories/2010/01/13/top-ten-union-corruption-stories-year

http://biggovernment.com/rmanning/2010/01/20/transforming-the-u-s-department-of-labor-to-the-department-of-organized-labor/

http://www.nlpc.org/stories/2009/04/30/labor-department-rescinds-revised-lm-2-and-lm-30-rules-invites-potential-corrupti

http://www.dwt.com/LearningCenter/Advisories?find=65354

http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB10001424052702303491304575188263180553530.html

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/244369/cops-and-robbers-daniel-foster


William Wilson, President, Americans for Limited Government

Virginia Thomas, President, Liberty Central

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

Tom Schatz, President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform

Duane Parde, President, National Taxpayers Union

Wendy Wright, President, Concerned Women for America

Edwin Meese, former Attorney General

David N. Bossie, President, Citizens United

Ken Boehm, Chairman, National Legal & Policy Center

Tom Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Human Events

Karen Kerrigan, President, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring

Ron Robinson, President, Young America's Foundation

Andrea Lafferty, Executive Director, Traditional Values Coalition

Mario H. Lopez, President, Hispanic Leadership Fund

Dr. Herbert London, President, Hudson Institute

David McIntosh, former Member of Congress, Indiana

Donna Hearne, Executive Director, Constitutional Coalition

Gary Bauer, President, American Values

Herman Cain, President, The NEW Voice, Inc.

Susan Carleson, Chairman & CEO, American Civil Rights Union

J. Kenneth Blackwell, former Treasurer, State of Ohio

Becky Norton Dunlop, President, Council for National Policy

James Martin, Chairman, 60 Plus Association

Myron Ebell, President, Freedom Action

Mathew D. Staver, Founder & Chairman, Liberty Counsel

Michelle Easton, President, Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute

Phil Burress, President, Citizens for Community Values

Alfred Regnery, Publisher, American Spectator

David Y. Denholm, President, Public Service Research Foundation

Richard Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com

Jordan Marks, Executive Director, Young Americans for Freedom

Bob McEwen, former Member of Congress, Ohio

Rev. Lou Sheldon, Chairman, Traditional Values Coalition

Marion Edwyn Harrison, Past President, Free Congress Foundation

 (All organizations listed are for identification purposes only)



Thursday
Sep022010

FreeStrongAmerica - Help Stop the Obama Agenda 

Mitt Romney
Governor of Massachusetts 2003-2007 

 

 

 

Dear friend,

This is an exciting time to be a Republican! We are looking at opportunities to elect Republican candidates that we haven't seen since the Republican Revolution of 1994. But we need your help to do it!

When I'm in New Hampshire, I witness an energy and enthusiasm among Republicans that I haven't seen before. It is clear that Republicans are ready to take the fight to the voters in November.

One organization that has been working and building with an eye toward electing fiscal conservatives is NH Steward. Fred Tausch started NH Steward as a vehicle for Granite Staters to let their voices be heard because it is clear that government is not listening to the people.

I'm asking you today to join our fight to STOP the liberal Obama agenda in Washington by visiting NHSteward.com and signing its petition.

There is only one way we are going to end the out-of-control spending in Washington and get our economy back on track, and that's by electing Republicans in November.

Like my organization, the Free and Strong America PAC, NH Steward is committed to helping the conservative cause and mobilizing its supporters to STOP the big government politicians and vote for fiscal conservatives on November 2nd.

Please go to NHSteward.com and sign the "New Way for the USA" petition today!

 

Best,

Thursday
Aug262010

AFP - Urgent: Fight Back Against Obama's Attacks

Recently I told you about President Obama's shrill, negative attack on AFP and our 1.2 million grassroots activists – folks like yourself.

In case you missed it, you can hear an audio recording of the President's attack in AFP's new Internet ad below:

obama ad 

We are aggressively fighting back against these vicious attacks from the Left and need your immediate help. Here are three things that you can do to help:

1)   Let President Obama know you are an American for Prosperity and tell us what you are doing to promote prosperity!

2)   Volunteer for our November is Coming efforts by signing up to knock on doors, distribute literature, or call your friends and neighbors to educate them about the radical policies that are destroying our nation.

3)  President Obama raised $985,000 at his fundraising dinner where he attacked AFP. Please help us match the President's total by contributing $10, $25, or $50 to combat the Left's effort to demonize hard working Americans.

Let's keep up the fight!

 Tim's Signature

Tim

P.S. Please send our new Internet ad about Obama's vicious attack to your family and friends and share it on Facebook.