The midterms are only a couple of weeks away and it is time to get serious. This is the time to take our stand against those who are intent on turning our free nation completely into a European style nanny state. Polls are tightening up as they always do this close to election time.
It’s not good enough this time simply JUST to cast your own ballot. This time we’ve got to get our friends and neighbors to the polls. Remind your facebook friends, tweet it, chat it….whatever it takes to get the word out. To help you out, here are a few different voting guides put out by different conservative groups for you to look at.
The city of Los Angeles saved or created 55 jobs with a cost to the taxpayer of 1.5 million dollars per job. That is the efficiency of the government trying to spend their way out of a recession. For this, the city controller gave the government a grade of B-. Wow, that is really grading on the curve! No wonder they call Los Angeles la la land.
Michigan childcare providers who work out of their home were shocked to find out that they are now members of the United Auto Worker’s Union. Even though they had never sought union representation and obviously do not make cars, they were told by the state of Michigan that part of the money they would have earned from taking care of children from low income families would now be sent to the UAW instead of the childcare worker.
Those workers are suing the state of Michigan to get their money back and to get out of the union. Union lobbyists successfully pressured the state of Michigan to let the unions get part of the low income subsidies. In exchange they are supposed to help childcare workers get more training and cut through red tape encountered at the government level.
Cross Section will be watching for further updates on this story. In our opinion, no home-based childcare providers should be forced to join a union. This is simply another way for the Democratically controlled Michigan legislature to pay back their union constituents.
So this week, the government program du-jour is a $50 billion dollar infrastructure plan to “rebuild roads, railways, and runways.” This is what President Obama now wants Congress to pass.
Looking back, wasn’t that what the $787 Billion dollar stimulus project was supposed to fix? Weren’t those supposed to be “shovel ready jobs” that would focus on infrastructure? So $787 Billion didn’t do it, but now we think that $50 billion more will?
Wake up Mr. Obama, hope is gone and there is no change left in the kitty. It’s time to smell the coffee, and take back congress, people! We’ve had enough Kool-Aid. Government spending will never turn an economy around. Only the ingenuity of the private sector can save us at this point and right now with all of the new rules, regulations, and anti-business environment that has taken over Washington, that possibility is also fading fast.
Get out there and make sure that in November, congress is NOT in the hands of the people who are spending us into oblivion!
Pennsylvania has become the first state to receive funding for federally funded abortions. According to Red Orbit, Pennsylvania will receive $160,000,000 which will directly fund abortions through the high risk insurance pool. This was authorized by the same Obama administration who came out with the unenforceable executive order that they said would prevent abortions from being federally funded. We knew that was a lie.
Blanche Lincoln, on her website, in town hall meetings, and interviews, promised that she would not vote for any measure that would allow for abortions to be federally funded beyond what the Hyde amendment would allow. Here’s Blanche’s statement regarding abortion from last year:
The Health Care Reform Bill adopted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee (H.R. 3200) includes a provision that explicitly prohibits federal subsidies to any health plan that chooses to cover abortions beyond the Hyde Amendment restriction. Finally, I will not support a health care plan that allows federal funding of abortions beyond the Hyde Amendment.
If you remember the long debate of last summer, there were plenty of people from Sarah Palin to James Dobson who warned us repeatedly that Obamacare would allow for federally funded abortions. We knew…it’s kind of hard to believe that Blanche Lincoln couldn’t figure out that this is what would happen.
Pennsylvania is just the first state. Other states are following suit and will be receiving their money soon-(money that we don’t have by the way).
If you are tired of politicians pushing their social agendas, spending money that they don’t have, and then lying about it on top of everything else, make sure that you send a message, loud and clear this November!