The Other Social Issue

    The Other Social Issue:   By Jerad McHenry   In the shadow of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), there has been a lot of chatter about gay rights. But I can’t help but wonder about the other social issue that has dominated our public debates and halls of jurisprudence. The one in which the discriminated class has had far | Read More »

    In Wisconsin, Jeff Fitzgerald is the Right Choice for US Senate:

    In a Senate race dominated by big names, Jeff Fitzgerald has emerged as the real conservative who is willing and able to fight for Wisconsin taxpayers.  While DC special interest groups dominate the political realm, Jeff Fitzgerald knows that to get our nation’s economy back on track, we must create an environment in which the free market can flourish.  Fitzgerald will fight for a tax | Read More »

    224 Days Later, Americans Finally Earn Enough to Cover Their Share of Federal Spending

    Friday, Aug. 12, is the day that the U.S. work force will have earned in gross income the equivalent of the year’s federal spending and regulatory burden, according to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). This day, Cost of Government Day (COGD), is annually tracked by ATR. It took 224 days for Americans to earn enough money to cover the cost of government this year, 226 days | Read More »

    Rasmussen Poll: 82% of Americans Want Congress to Take a Pay Cut Until Budget is Balanced

    Americans overwhelmingly believe that members of Congress should take pay cuts until there is a balanced federal budget, according to a new Rasmussen Poll. A slight plurality also thinks that the president should take a 50 percent pay cut — and the survey found that voters believe that neither the president nor Congress should receive federal pensions after leaving office. Eighty-two (82) percent of the 1,000 people polled said members | Read More »

    Boehner Can’t Seem To Stand His Ground; Capitulates To The Left

    By Jerad McHenry Yesterday in a private meeting John Boehner used a movie clip to light a fire in his conference to (insert your candid observations here). I guess to pass the Boehner Plan. The movie of choice: The Town. In the movie, Ben Affleck tells his friend “I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about | Read More »

    Hoyer: House Republicans ‘Continue to Hold Hostage’ U.S. Credit and Economy

    By Jerad McHenry At his weekly pen-and-pad session on Tuesday, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) expressed harsh criticism for Republicans in the House of Representatives. “Unfortunately, we are not yet having an adult moment,” Hoyer said. “Unfortunately, we continue to hold hostage the credit of the United States and the economy of the United States and, indeed, the global markets,” he said. Hoyer characterized | Read More »

    It’s Time To Cut Federal Payrolls

    By Jerad McHenry In fixing the federal debt, has anyone considered addressing the federal payscale? As states and the federal government face tight budgets, and some people demand governors take pay cuts, 77,000 federal employees make more money than their home state governors according to a Congressional Research Service report. As of September 2009, Colorado, Maryland, Arizona, Alabama, and Florida had the most federal employees | Read More »

    Dream Act: One President Above The Law; Courting Democrat Votes; Betraying The Separation of Powers

    By Jerad McHenry The Dream Act is still hotly debated and some people demand that President Obama usurp his authority under the separation of powers to keep Dream Act eligible students in the country.  The DREAM Act is still a bill, but the Latino advocacy group Presente is urging President Obama to pass an executive order to prevent the deportation of DREAM Act eligible students.  | Read More »

    Democrat Moran Fails to Ban Styrofoam from House Cafeterias

    Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) has failed in a bid to secure a proposed amendment to the 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill that would ban Styrofoam products from congressional cafeterias. The amendment, introduced Wednesday, failed to pass the House Appropriations Committee on a 26-18 vote, along party lines. The amendment reads in part: “(N)one of the funds made available in this act may be used to | Read More »

    Ground Level Ozone Is Killing Us: How Global Warming Is Being Twisted To Scare Americans

    The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a report on the connection between global climate change and increased ground-level ozone, a pollutant and respiratory irritant when present in excess, using Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) research as their basis. But as man caused climate change skeptic Patrick J. Michaels, Senior Fellow in Environmental Studies at the Cato Institute explains, the data isn’t flawed mathematically, | Read More »