Monday, September 12, 2016

Clinton Enemy List - Republicans and NRA members

Following the last census, there were approximately 242 million adults in the United States.  Of those, 146 million are registered to vote

The National Rifle Association claims to have nearly 5 million members.  The Republican Party boasts approximately 55 million members.  Assuming all NRA members are also Republicans, which isn't true, that means Hillary Clinton gleefully considers one third of the voting population "enemies."

Without any of her checkered history as it relates to "enemies," this would be troubling enough.  But given the great lengths the Clinton family goes to settle scores, it is even worse.

The President of the United States has a great deal of power...entrusting it to someone as vindictive as Hillary Clinton should be frightening.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton on TPP

The Washington Free Beacon captured 24 times Hillary Clinton championed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on video.  CNN detailed 45 times she pushed TPP.

Sen. Bernie Sanders made opposition to trade deals like TPP a major point in his campaign.  And, despite his otherwise reserved campaign, attacked Clinton over TPP in the debates.  In what was likely an effort to swipe Sanders voters, Clinton reversed herself and said she is now opposed to TPP -  surprising no one.

So which is it?  Given poll after poll shows the majority of the American people view Hillary Clinton as dishonest, it isn't surprising people would have difficultly believing anything she says.

Long-time Clinton ally, Terry McAuliffe, confirmed Clinton will flip-flop after the election and support the deal.  McAuliffe isn't just some random Democrat weighing in.  McAuliffe chaired Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign and is a former Chair of the DNC.  After his big reveal, he had to walk the statement back probably because of the damage it could do to Clinton's campaign.

During the 2008 campaign, President Obama attacked Clinton over her support of NAFTA.

Politifact did a check on Obama's statements that she was flip-flopping on trade and found President Obama's statements to be true.  They also found that Clinton supported permanent trade with China and personally lobbied Democratic members of Congress to pass CAFTA

While some may argue the implications of trade deals on jobs, it is true to say that Hillary Clinton supported virtually trade deal as Senator Sanders did in April.  If stopping trade deals is a major issue to a voter, they should understand Hillary Clinton is for her, not for you.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald Trump in Mexico City

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto invited both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to Mexico to talk about bi-lateral issues both the United States and Mexico have in common.  Mr. Trump responded and joined President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City.  After their meeting, they held a joint press conference...something Hillary Clinton hasn't done in 270 days.



Monday, June 22, 2015

Forgotten Taxpayers

In a letter to the editor, Lackawanna County's Democratic trio of Commissioners respond to a letter to the editor about the stadium at PNC Field.  In the letter, they state "no taxpayer funds were used in the construction or will be used in the maintenance of PNC Field."  They go on to say "The reconstruction of PNC Field was funded with a combination of state grant funds and borrowing covered by the lease payments from the Yankees and our hotel tax fund."

No taxpayers funds were used?

Where do the Democrats running Lackawanna County believe grant funds come from?  And who, but taxpayers, pay the hotel tax?

This, from Wansacz and Staback, both former state representatives.  Even "Cheese" O'Malley, the third Democratic commissioner, should have a grasp of grant funds given his experience on the Scranton School Board.

The government does not produce a product.  It takes from those it governs and applies that taking to the administration of government, including grants.

Too often, the taxpayers are forgotten by out-of-touch politicians like this bunch of Democratic Commissioners.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

House Votes to Repeal Death Tax

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act.

This bill repeals the federal estate tax, a.k.a. the death tax.  As it stands today, the federal government can swoop in and demand a large chunk of an estate upon death.  This impacts family-owned businesses and farms, often forcing them to sell off a part of the estate to satisfy the IRS.

Republican Reps. Tom Marino and Lou Barletta voted to do away with the death tax.  Democratic Rep. Matt Cartwright voted against repealing the death tax.

Roll Call here.