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Crossing the Line on Health Insurance

In a recent television interview, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, head of one of America's largest health insurers, commented that selling insurance across state lines is "an outdated concept" in these days of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Bertolini went on to explain the rationale for his ...

Posted on 16 February 2017 Keep Reading...

CalExit?

Even though it's been around before under other names, Calexit, a renewed initiative to declare California's independence, is widely thought to be a negative reaction to Donald Trump's election. But disappointed liberals backing the movement overlook the possibility that Calexit is really an ...

Posted on 16 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Hyper Partisanship is Destroying Us

Oh, that's madness. The pusillanimity and vindictiveness know no limits. Shouldn't bygones be bygones? Surely the sophistication of a society can be measured by its tolerance and ability to forgive."

— Former King of England Edward VIII in "The ...

Posted on 16 February 2017 Keep Reading...

A Pension Ponzi Scheme?

Most people have heard the term Ponzi scheme and have a vague sense that the victim of the scheme is getting ripped off. In an actual Ponzi scheme, early investors see a substantial return on their investment. What they don't realize is that the money they are getting is money being put into the ...

Posted on 15 February 2017 Keep Reading...

AlCO's Certified Property Values for 2017

(February 15, 2017)--Summary: Allegheny County's property values in 2017 stand at $100.7 billion, with $77.7 billion being taxable and $22.9 billion exempt from taxation–a ratio of $3.39 in taxable value for every $1 in exempt. These figures are based on the 2017 County Certification Roll ...

Posted on 15 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Westmoreland Watchman

THE WESTMORELAND WATCHMAN
A PUBLICATION OF THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY CONSERVATIVE COALITION
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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 2 ...

Posted on 15 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Business Leaders Opposed Wolf Budget

Even though consolidation was the name of the game in Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget, his plan for Pennsylvania still includes about a billion dollars in new taxes.

As such, the proposal has gotten a chilly reception from the commonwealth's business ...

Posted on 15 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Sen. Toomey Meets Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement following his meeting with President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch:

"It was a pleasure to meet with Judge Gorsuch in my office today.
"We ...

Posted on 14 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Obama's Historically Weak Economic Performance

On January 27, the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of only 1.9 percent for the fourth quarter and that the overall rate of growth for 2016 was a feeble 1.6 percent. During the eight years of Barack Obama's presidency, the average annual real GDP growth was ...

Posted on 13 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Bipartisan Rivers of Red Ink

When President George W. Bush took office in 2001, the national debt was $5.73 trillion. When he left eight years later it was almost $10.7 trillion, a near doubling, adding approximately as much red ink as all the nation's previous presidencies combined.

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Posted on 10 February 2017 Keep Reading...

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