Raising Taxes on Tobacco. More Smuggling or More Revenue?
Proponents of tax increases on tobacco say more revenue. Opponents, unsurprisingly, say more smuggling. There is a California ballot proposal that mirrors a legislative effort by Los Angeles Senator Kevin De Leon that would raise the current $0.87 per pack tax by $2.00. This effort follows on the heels of the defeat of Prop 29, which would have raised tobacco taxes, that narrowly lost in | Read More »
Elliott Broidy: Rock Star!
After commending him for making it possible for authorities to bring to justice those “who tried to rip off the system,” New York state judge Lewis Bart Stone sentenced Los Angeles philanthropist Elliott Broidy to the “minimum” allowed by New State law. In responding to the fact that the prosecution did not support the defense’s motion to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor but rather | Read More »
The Bill Nelson of 2012 is Considerably More Vulnerable than the Bill Nelson of 2006 #FLSen
While many political observers and reporters in Florida consider, and often mislabel, Florida Senator Bill Nelson a centrist, that label is greatly at odds with his very liberal voting record and 98 percent support of Barack Obama. In fact, it is greatly at odds with a time long ago when Bill Nelson might more accurately have been labeled a centrist, way back in the late | Read More »
While Lowenthal and DeLong Bicker about how to Woo Democrats, Foley Continues to be Best Choice for #CA47
Yesterday, we read at the the Orange County Register, how State Senator Alan Lowenthal is accusing Long Beach city councilman Gary DeLong of hiding mail-ballot applications submitted by Democrats and all we could say was… really? There’s funny business brewing in the race for the newly configured 47th Congressional District, which extends from Long Beach to Little Saigon. A Republican candidate who’s courting Democratic voters | Read More »
Maintaining Waste, Fraud, and Abuse: How Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) Missed the Mark on (SNAP)
Let it never be said that State Senator Alan Lowenthal is a slouch. He’s got political posturing, scare tactics and the rhetoric of dependency down to a science. It’s obvious, however, that he’s more interested in making the poor and the taxpayer alike victims of government waste than he is in solving real problems. In an April 24th press release, Lowenthal attacked the House Committee | Read More »
Senator Dean Heller Should be Commended for Blocking 2nd Amendment Denying Judge #NVSen
As a follow-up to Chuck Muth’s excellent piece about Harry Reid’s hypocrisy on this issue I wanted to share the proof that Elissa Cadish is a 2nd Amendment denier, and as such, not deserving a confirmation hearing. From the GOA: – Sen. Dean Heller blocks anti-gun nomination Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is attempting to push yet another radical anti-gunner through the U.S. Senate. This | Read More »
It Matters Who Governs
It Matters Who Governs Four little words. But they are filled with both history and potential. It matters that Carter was elected in 1976. It matters even more that Reagan was elected in 1980. It matters that Al Gore lost in 2000. It matters that Marco Rubio, Mike Lee and Allen West went to Washington in 2010. The same significance present in the last | Read More »
Sen. Dean Heller Questions Secretary Salazar About Rising Gas Prices
In 2008, while serving in the Senate, Ken Salazar refused to vote for new off-shore drilling even if gas prices climbed to $10 a gallon. Video of then Senator Salazar can be seen here: http://bit.ly/aJamO and documented in a New York Post column here: http://nyp.st/m3MtVu From CBS Reno: Gas prices have been rising steadily for the past month and today on the Senate’s Energy and | Read More »
Put Steve Foley on the Ballot in CA’s 47th CD!
Once again I’m asking my friends at RedState to support my run for congress in California’s 47 district. We’re rapidly approaching the ballot filing deadline and need all hands on deck to push us over the top in funds needed to get on the ballot and seriously challenge the career politicians running in this race. Please donate what you can today! I really appreciate you | Read More »
Shelley Berkley Get’s Primary Challenger in #NVSen!
Representative Shelley Berkley, Democrat Nevada, who has been the only one, so far, to challenge appointed Senator Dean Heller for the seat – will get some unexpected, and most likely threatening, news today. Barry Ellsworth CEO – SAE Capitol in Las Vegas will be challenging her in the Democrat primary… making this once uncontested stroll to the Democrat nomination into a real battle. Below are | Read More »