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State Ethics

"Business" Is a Good Word

Winning Elections

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Taking out the Trash: State Ethics

As usual, Tim Potts has a salient point in his comment on this Editorial. I would add that the General Assembly exempted itself from the Right to Know law and the expenditures from Leadership Accounts to which Tim Potts refers are better kept secrets than WikiLeaks. "Bonusgate" is a start. For example, Republican Majority Leader, the clueless or complicit1 Sam Smith signed the same $10 million dollar computer contract for which John Perzel was indicted. And Democratic Leadership was complicit by silence and Casablancapa presents the evidence of Sam Smith's actual complicity.
We do not need more money to Ethics Commission which is funded by the very same people it is supposed to investigate. We need an AG, independently elected, to enforce the law. Note that Auditor General is also independently elected and can investigate expenditures and so is the independently elected Treasurer. What we, the people, have failed to do is to require our elected officials to obey the Law. and when legitimate laws are not enforced, the Rule of Law is in jeopardy and we, the people, are in jeopardy.
The focus on money is, in my view, misplaced. The focus needs to be on "We, the People" and what we need to do in November. "Take Out the Trash" "

Democrats Need to Learn "Business" Is A Good Word

Defining the Differences: Job Creation
Pat Toomey: Less Government; More Jobs - Joe Sestak More Government; Fewer Jobs
Joe Sestak is starting to catch up to Pat Toomey's forward looking Free Market ideas for job creation and growth. Lower Taxes for More Jobs. Unfortunately, his prescriptions are require more government subsidies and more dependency on government and are a very, very pale imitation of Pat Toomey's well thought out and sophisticated policies.
Unfortunately, Joe Sestak, who voted with Big Government Statist Nancy Pelosi 97% of the time and took $12,000 from Charles Rangel, about to go on trial for ethical violations, and his fellow Democrats have not seen the light that Less Government is necessary for Lower Tax Rate (that, oddly, generates more tax revenue) and Less Government, Lower Taxes, fewer micro-managing regulations and mind numbing paperwork means more jobs. Obamacare does not promote job creation; it creates unearned entitlements, something for nothing, in lieu of wanting something better and being willing to work for it. Joe Sestak and his Progressives want to redistribute the wealth, that is, take from those who worked, saved and invested and give to those who have not.
Defining Differences : The Pennsylvania Independent's Eric Boehm reports:
"Speaking Monday at the Pennsylvania Press Club, Congressman and Democrat Senatorial candidate Joe Sestak (D-Penn.) pushed a proposal to give tax breaks to small businesses, defended his votes for the Wall Street bailouts in 2008 and went on the offensive against what he called the Bush-era policies of his Republican opponent. Saying he will do "whatever it takes to put Pennsylvania back to work," Mr. Sestak called for the creation of a 15 percent tax cut for small businesses which add jobs and a five year exemption of the capital gains tax for investments in small businesses to encourage investment and spur new hires.
"My party has to understand 'business' is a good word, particularly when 'small' is in front of it. Tax credits for small businesses is one idea that I have strongly felt and advocated for," said Mr. Sestak.
Gene Barr, Vice President of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, said the proposed tax cuts might have some benefit, but they would be only part of the Gene Barr, Vice President of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, said the proposed tax cuts might have some benefit, but they would be only part of the solution.
"When we survey our members, they indicate they would rather have an environment where all can compete in an environment ruled by common sense regulation where the business owner is left to make the best decisions for their business," said Mr. Barr. He said many small businesses are uncertain about how energy policy and health care reform will affect their bottom line, making many employers think twice about hiring new workers."
Winning Elections with Winning Ideas

In my opinion, these are the Seven key points that we need to focus on for the upcoming primary November 2nd 2010: Can the candidate for US House credibly promise :
1) Obamacare: As a US Representative, I will vote on Appropriations and I will vote against funding any Obamacare Program and I will support all Republican Candidates who will do the same. I will vote for HR 4972 More at Club for Growth REPEAL and REPLACE and REPEALIT.ORG
2) Jobs: I will vote to cut Payroll Taxes on workers and use unused Stimulus and Tarp money to fund the Payroll Tax Cut which gives workers an immediate raise to spend or save and reduces the cost of hiring new workers for business, particularly, small businesses;
Jobs: I will cut the taxes on savings and investment, the so-called Capital Gains Tax, to encourage investment in businesses, particularly small businesses, to grow innovative businesses which hire more workers and raise our standard of living;
3) Earmarks: I support the Republican Study Committee's Earmark Moratorium which has been adopted by the full Republican House Caucus.
"...the RSC supports an immediate, unilateral earmark moratorium with a pledge to reform the system and end earmarks as they are known today. The RSC also pledges to uphold any future veto of a spending bill that is pork laden and does not lead to a balanced budget. "
4) Card Check: I will oppose job killing Card Check. I was gravely mistaken when I co sponsored it in 2006 and firmly committed to opposing Card Check in any form and support the secret ballot, the cornerstone of free and fair elections, and oppose the binding federal arbitration mandates on businesses, particularly, small businesses which interfere with employer employee contractual relationship;
5) Energy Independence: Drill Now. Drill Here and Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania;
6) Spending Debt and Deficit are out of control with vast wealth transfers from young and future generations to older generation. In particularly, over 55 are screwing the kids. Not nice.
7) Government manipulation of money supply is debasing the dollar and bring uncertainty to productive free market.

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