Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Census shows drastic drop in number of businesses and jobs since 2008

    PR Newswire: In 2010, U.S. businesses with paid employees numbered 7.4 million, a decline of 36,800 establishments from 2009, marking the third consecutive year of decline, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In comparison, between 2008 and 2009 there was a decline of 168,000 establishments. These findings are from County Business Patterns: 2010 . . .


  • Posted: 06/27/2012
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After Obamacare ruling, what happens to the money?

Pension costs push Stockton, Calif. to bankruptcy

Rasmussen: 58% Think Federal Government Encourages Illegal Immigration

America’s taxpayers lost big in UAW bailout

    Detroit News: The Treasury Department estimates the taxpayers will lose enormous sums in the auto bailout — more than $20 billion. That is more than Michigan spends on public education, more than the federal government spends on NASA, and more than America gives in foreign aid. None of these losses were necessary to keep General Motors and Chrysler in business. The entire net cost of the bailout came from subsidizing the United Auto Workers’ pay and benefits.


  • Posted: 06/27/2012
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  • Source: www.detroitnews.com

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Rangel wins in NY Dem primary

Tea Party favorite Bridenstine defeats incumbent Sullivan in Oklahoma GOP primary

Graham to defense firms: Notify workers now of layoff threat from automatic cuts

Hatch gets victory in Utah primary

House Dems’ campaign chief urges candidates to steer clear of convention

Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says

MI: Stripper claims nudity is ‘free speech,’ loses appeal

Missouri Dem Senator may skip convention

Islamic Housing Fulfils US Muslim Dream

Rasmussen: 53% Say Neither Party Represents American People

Trend No. 4: Sales Tax Increases

    NCPA Policy Digest: First adopted in the 1930s during the Great Depression as property tax collections plummeted, the base of sales taxes have eroded over time. Except in a few states, sales taxes generally apply to goods and not services, and often exclude even a significant number of goods (groceries, clothing, medicine, gasoline, sales tax holidays, etc.), says Joseph Henchman, an attorney and policy analyst at the Tax Foundation.


  • Posted: 06/26/2012
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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Democratic Convention Organizers Cancel Speedway Event For Lack of Funds

Gary Bauer: The Imperial Presidency

    Gary Bauer at Human Events: The trend in recent decades toward more power being concentrated in the executive branch has reached its high point in the Obama White House. Obama’s first three and a half years have resurrected the title “the imperial presidency,” a term that captures how much Obama’s presidency has exceeded its constitutional limits.


  • Posted: 06/25/2012
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  • Source: www.humanevents.com

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Pornography 101: The latest fad in college classes

Americans may become minority in UCSD engineering

    Education News: The number of international students enrolled in graduate programs at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering has risen for the past five years and is nearing the 50 percent mark, according to the campus. Last fall, 665 of the program’s 1,493 grad students — or 44.5 percent — were from countries other than the United States.


  • Posted: 06/25/2012
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  • Source: educationviews.org

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Utah Sen. Hatch seems to have weathered GOP storm

Labor unions sue over Rhode Island pension reform

18% of Americans Say They Would Not Vote For Mormon President

Pat Buchanan: Behind the Crack-up of the Right

Tea Part Group, FreedomWorks, doesn’t intend to endorse Romney

    The Daily Caller: “FreedomWorks has not made it a practice to endorse for presidential elections, and I don’t expect we’ll deviate from tradition this year,” FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe told The Daily Caller. “Our focus elsewhere is always on electing more-conservative candidates.”


  • Posted: 06/22/2012
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  • Source: dailycaller.com

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Purpose and Liberty

Largest public union rejects reform candidate as new leader

Hispanic populations grow by 77% in swing states since 2000

Retiring Dem: ‘The People Have Gotten Dumber’

SBC Resolutions address sinner’s prayer, marriage

Senate votes to uphold job and coal killing EPA regs

California to lose big if Supreme Court scraps U.S. healthcare law

Commerce Secretary Bryson resigns

‘U.S. Per Person Debt to Increase 7 Times Faster than Italian Debt’

Washington’s Regulatory Costs Exceed $1 Trillion Annually

“Southern Baptists” vote in favor of alternate name: “Great Commission Baptists”

House Dem: Ruling striking mandate won’t be a ‘show-stopper’ for health law

81% Say Congress Listens More to Party Leaders Than to Voters

Ron Paul convention delegates file suit to vote freely and allege rigged GOP state primaries

    Examiner.com: Last week, 123 Republican convention delegates from seven western states filed suit with the 9th circuit federal court seeking an opinion from the court that would free them from their bound pledge to vote for Mitt Romney and instead allow them to vote their own personal opinions. The delegates who support Ron Paul, but many of which are bound to support Mitt Romney, also sued the RNC, its chairman and all seven GOP state chairs within the 9th circuit.


  • Posted: 06/19/2012
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  • Source: www.examiner.com

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Southern Baptists elect first black president

Mitt Romney Stands By Anti-Tax Pledge

Snapshots of 10 states with biggest pension gaps

Budget turnarounds: Some states socking cash away

Romney says Michigan win would hand him presidency

Labor union limits focus to 8 battleground states

$757 Billion shortfall in state pension plans

New York to close loophole over viewing child pornography

Utah Supreme Court upholds harm to minors conviction for nude drawings defendant sent to his 5 yr. old daughter

Justices could split over decency in FCC case which court heard in January

GOP on health care: No quick replacement

Morality in Media: No More Internet Porn Domains!

IN: ACLU steps in on fight over specialty license plates

SBC baptisms & churches up in 2011, membership declines

    Baptist Press: The Southern Baptist Convention in 2011 reported an increase in the number of baptisms and total churches over the previous year, but declined in total membership, according to the Annual Church Profile (ACP) compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions.


  • Posted: 06/13/2012
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  • Source: bpnews.net

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Auto Bailout or UAW Bailout? Taxpayer Losses Came from Subsidizing Union Compensation

    Heritage Foundation: The U.S. government will lose about $23 billion on the 2008-2009 bailout of General Motors and Chrysler. President Obama emphatically defends his decision to subsidize the automakers, arguing it was necessary to prevent massive job losses. But, even accepting this premise, the government could have executed the bailout with no net cost to taxpayers. It could have—had the Administration required the United Auto Workers (UAW) to accept standard bankruptcy concessions instead of granting the union preferential treatment. The extra UAW subsidies cost $26.5 billion—more than the entire foreign aid budget in 2011. The Administration did not need to lose money to keep GM and Chrysler operating. The Detroit auto bailout was, in fact, a UAW bailout.


  • Posted: 06/13/2012
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  • Source: www.heritage.org

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Sen. Rand Paul responds to anger over his Romney endorsement

Student Loans and Double Standards: The new rule on ‘gainful employment’ exempts nonprofit schools.

Southern Baptists set to elect 1st black president

Obama Is Doing Stunningly Bad Among African Americans In North Carolina

Gallup: Now union members are deserting Obama

Thomas Sowell: Socialist or Facist? Obama seeks government control not ownership

Unions Out to Divide and Conquer Workplaces | Heritage Foundation

Private Jobs Down 4.6 Million From January 2008; Federal Jobs Up 11.4%

North Dakota Considers Eliminating Property Tax

The New Leviathan: How the Left-Wing Money Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America’s Future

Jeff Jacoby: The End Nears for a 50-Year Mistake – Public Sector Unions

    Jeff Jacoby at Townhall: There was a time when pro-labor political leaders like Franklin D. Roosevelt and Fiorello LaGuardia regarded it as obvious that collective bargaining was incompatible with public employment. Even the legendary AFL-CIO leader George Meany once took it for granted that there could be no “right” to bargain collectively with the government.


  • Posted: 06/11/2012
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  • Source: townhall.com

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“N.Y. Democrats Poised to Nominate Former Black Panther, Anti-Israel Radical for Congress”

    Weekly Standard: New York City councilman Charles Barron may be on his way to winning the Democratic nomination for Congress in New York’s Eighth District, despite a history of racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel rhetoric. Barron, who has earned the support of retiring congressman Edolphus Towns, would be representing a district with a sizable Jewish population.


  • Posted: 06/11/2012
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  • Source: www.weeklystandard.com

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The Hill Poll: Voters place priority on union debate

Institute’s exposé: Legislators’ pensions a modern day ‘gold rush’

GOP leaders ridicule Obama on private sector ‘doing fine’

How US debt risks dollar doomsday

CBS/NY Times Poll: More than 2/3s want Obamacare to fall

No Democrat on November Congressional Ballot, Though Democrats Are the Largest Party in the District

New AMA chief: No chaos with court’s health ruling

Stanley Kurtz: “Obama’s Third-Party History: New documents shed new light”

    Stanley Kurtz at National Review: n the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as today’s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the United States toward European-style social democracy, which was precisely the New Party’s goal.


  • Posted: 06/07/2012
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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