Archive for September 28th, 2009

Club for Growth PAC Endorses Hoffman in New York Special

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Washington - Club for Growth PAC today endorsed Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in the special election for New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Hoffman, a Republican, decided to run after local GOP leaders hand-picked liberal Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava as their nominee.

“After months of runaway spending, bailouts, and record deficits, the last thing we need in Congress is another rubber stamp for Nancy Pelosi and the liberal Democrats,” said Club President Chris Chocola. “Doug Hoffman is the only candidate in this race who will stand up for taxpayers and fight to protect our freedoms in Washington.”

Hoffman, a certified public accountant and managing partner at a Lake Placid accounting firm, has sworn-off Congressional earmarks and pledged to oppose all tax increases if elected – a clear distinction among the candidates in this three-way contest. In fact, Scozzafava and Democrat Bill Owens both favor higher taxes, bigger government, and more spending, including President Obama’s failed “stimulus” package and big labor’s odious “Card Check” bill.

A recent poll released by Club for Growth shows a statistical three-way tie between Hoffman, Scozzafava, and Owens. When asked, “Would you prefer your next member of Congress be a liberal Democrat, a liberal Republican, or a Conservative party candidate who would align himself with Republicans in Congress,” respondents selected the Conservative by 36%, compared to 31% for the Democrat and 18% for the Republican.

“Doug Hoffman has an excellent chance of winning this race,” concluded Chocola. “He offers New Yorkers a clear choice between electing a typical Albany politician, another liberal Democrat, or a principled leader who will fight for policies that help to grow our economy and put our nation back on the right track.”

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Analysis — Attorney General Steve Six issues opinion to legislators on open meetings laws. Democratic AG Six applies the law after Republican District Attorney Steve Howe does not.

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Attorney General Steve Six’s recent opinion on the Kansas Open Meetings Act is at a great disagreement with a recent decision by Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe.

There are hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars that flow through local governments in Johnson County, and Kansas legislators have attempted to require that local elected officials discuss budget and tax items only during meetings that are open to the public.

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Kansas Republican Party on Obama, Health Care — When A Tax Is Not A Tax

Monday, September 28th, 2009

While campaigning for the presidency, then Senator Barack Obama made a campaign promise he would not subject the middle class to ANY tax increase. In a speech he made in Springfield, Missouri on July 30, 2008, Obama said, “Let me be clear, if you are a family making less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes go up; not your capital gains tax, not your payroll tax, not your income tax, no taxes!” However, in the first year of his term, President Obama has consistently inserted back-door taxes into legislation promoting his agenda.

The Democrats’ health care plan, including the bill released just last week by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), includes a provision requiring all families to either purchase health insurance or face an ‘individual mandate’ of up to $3,800 per year. This past Sunday, George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s “This Week”, asked the President to explain his failure to uphold the promise he made just one year ago. Stephanopoulos provided the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary definition of tax – “a charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes.” After Obama asserted that a penalty of nearly $4,000 per year is not a tax, the Wall Street Journal concluded that “the President thinks a health-care tax is not a tax if he thinks the tax is for your own good.”

President Obama will spend this week in New York touting his Cap-and-Trade legislation to foreign dignitaries at the United Nations General Assembly. Cap-and-Trade will force utility companies to purchase emissions credits. Utility rates will increase and the consumer will feel the cost. CBS News reports that a U.S. Treasury study estimates the cost per household could be as much as $1,761 per year. Even former Obama campaign advisor and billionaire investor Warren Buffet says cap-and-trade is “a huge tax and there’s no use calling it anything else.”

The Kansas Republican Congressional delegation knows how important it is during this tough economic time to lower taxes and ease financial burdens on American families. They need your support to ensure that they give voice to your principles in Washington. Your contribution of $100, $50, $25 or even $10 is essential to our efforts! Click here to contribute online or you can send a check made out to the Kansas Republican Party to 2025 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka, KS 66205. Please take a moment and give today to support the Kansas Republican Party and all the Republican candidates across our Great State.
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Amanda L. Adkins
Chair

Kansans for Life — The 2009 LIFE CHAIN will be on Sunday, October 4th

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The 2009 LIFE CHAIN will be on Sunday, October 4th.

If you would like to know the location of the Life Chain nearest you, go to http://www.lifechain.net/ (more…)

Recent Kansas Republican Party E-Newsletter

Monday, September 28th, 2009

E-NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 25, 2009

SUPPORT THE KSRHCC AND MEET FORMER SEN. BOB DOLE

Please join the Kansas Republican House Campaign Committee for a special appearance by Senator Robert Dole. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet Senator Dole and join him in a discussion on the national Health Care debate. The event will be held in Johnson County (at a location to be determined soon) on October 7, 2009. Requested contributions: $100 Public Reception, $500 Gold Sponsor – Photograph, $1,000 Platinum Sponsor – Private Roundtable Reception and Photograph, $2,000 Industry Sponsor. To RSVP, email info@kansasrhcc.org or call 913-341-8683. (more…)

AP — More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation

Monday, September 28th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way.

UK Mail Online — SIMON COWELL: A letter to my shallow, reckless, cocky younger self

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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NY Post — The unemployment rate for young Americans has exploded to 52.2 percent — a post-World War II high, according to the Labor Dept

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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AP — Risky business: States tax the rich at their peril

Monday, September 28th, 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. – This year, New York’s deep-pocketed rich were required to dig even deeper to help shore up state finances.

They now pay higher taxes on their income and on limousines and yachts, more to enter a horse in a race and more to dabble in real estate. Meanwhile, many are losing millions from the closing of business tax loopholes and those making over $1 million are losing tax deductions others get.

Mich. stares down 2nd govt. shutdown in 3 years

Monday, September 28th, 2009

LAINGSBURG, Mich. (AP) - Economically beleaguered Michigan faces a possible government shutdown – shuttering highway rest areas, state parks, construction projects and the state lottery – if lawmakers fail to reach a budget deal in the next few days.

Social Security strained by early retirements

Monday, September 28th, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) – Big job losses and a spike in early retirement claims from laid-off seniors will force Social Security to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes the next two years, the first time that’s happened since the 1980s.

World Bank says don’t take dollar’s place for granted

Monday, September 28th, 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World Bank President Robert Zoellick said the United States should not take the dollar’s status as the world’s key reserve currency for granted because other options are emerging.

NY Times — For Brazil, Olympic Bid Is About Global Role

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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Financial Times — Sarkozy wants ‘resolution’ to Polanski arrest

Monday, September 28th, 2009

President Nicolas Sarkozy said he hoped for a “speedy resolution” to the arrest in Switzerland of Roman Polanski, the film director who has French nationality.

Anger in France and Poland after Polanski arrest

Monday, September 28th, 2009

PARIS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - France’s political elite rallied to the defence of Roman Polanski on Sunday, calling on Switzerland to free the 76-year-old film director rather than extradite him to the United States. Artists and film makers also urged the release of Polanski, who faces charges of having sex with a girl of 13 in 1977, accusing Switzerland of being overzealous in pursuing the case.

LA Times — After several tries, U.S. officials finally nab Roman Polanski in 1970s rape case

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Three decades after he fled the United States following his arrest for unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl, Roman Polanski was taken into custody in Zurich this morning and faces extradition to Los Angeles.

ABC — Bear Invasion! Aspen Sees Tenfold Increase in Bear Sightings

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Famously dubbed the Rodeo Drive of the Rockies, Aspen, Colo., is home to gourmet restaurants, fine jewelry stores, luxury hotels and, for a few months in the summer, bears.

ABC — Obama Administration Frees Three More Gitmo Detainees

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The Department of Justice Saturday evening announced that two detainees had been transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Ireland, and one had been transferred to Yemen.

AP — Bill Clinton speaks of vast, right-wing conspiracy

Monday, September 28th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Bill Clinton says a vast, right-wing conspiracy that once targeted him is now focusing on President Barack Obama.

Bill Clinton basks in role of world savior

Monday, September 28th, 2009

NEW YORK (AFP) - World leaders gathering in New York to resolve global problems? Sounds like the UN General Assembly — well, except when they’re all across town with Bill Clinton.