Erick Erickson to Freshman Republican Victors: “Introduce yourself to Jeb Hensarling, Jeff Flake, and Jim Jordan. Talk with your fellow freshmen like Tim Huelskamp, Justin Amash, and Jeff Duncan”Sunday, October 31st, 2010
NEW YORK – By employing strategies known to lawyers as the “Double Irish” and the “Dutch Sandwich,” Google cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the past three years – moving most of its foreign profit through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda.
Google’s income shifting helped reduce its overseas tax rate to 2.4 percent, the lowest of the top five U.S. technology companies by market capitalization, according to regulatory filings in six countries.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arizona finds that 50% now think the immigration law has affected the state’s image positively. That’s up nine points from 41% in May.
Forty-four percent (44%) believe it’s had a negative impact on Arizona’s image, down slightly from the previous survey. Four percent (4%) say it’s had no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
A senior party consultant who was on the low end with his predictions said the party would lose between 40 and 50 seats. On the high end, one Democratic consultant said losses could number around 70 seats.
This isn’t a wave, it’s a tidal shift-and we’ve seen it coming for a long time. Remarkably, there have been plenty of warning signs over the past two years, but Democratic leaders ignored them. At least the captain of the Titanic tried to miss the iceberg. Congressional Democrats aimed right for it.
The American public is enraged and wants to punish those who have been in charge of the country. They know those who will replace incumbents may be as bad or worse, but they also believe they can’t do any greater damage. They are willing to put up with them until the next election to teach our elected representatives a monumental lesson — that public service is an honorable profession and must be performed competently and honestly.
We are an optimistic, generous people, who believe in fairness and justice. And we will be heard.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Topeka, KS October 28, 2010, 8:00PM– Secretary of State Chris Biggs has been trying to cover up the volume and scope of documented reports of voter fraud in Kansas.
KSHB-TV in Kansas City reported just this morning, “In Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Jackson County in Missouri, NBC Action News has identified 11 cases of dead people being recorded as voting in elections.”
In response to this news report, Biggs has been downplaying the potential for fraud, covering up a memo produced by the Secretary of State’s office in 2008 for the Kansas Legislature.
The attached memo from State Election Director Brad Bryant details dozens of credible reports of voter fraud the Secretary of State’s office followed up on. In one instance, there were 50 reported incidents of possible advance ballot fraud.
Mr. Bryant states in the memo, “Without a voter identification policy, election officials have no way of knowing how many or which voters may have committed fraud.”
Kris Kobach supports a photo ID requirement at the polls. Biggs opposes photo ID.
“The memo from the Secretary of State’s office speaks for itself,” said Ben Davis, Kobach’s campaign manager.
The Kobach campaign obtained the memo from State Representative Joe Patton. The memo was prepared for the Kansas Legislative Research Department in 2008.
Contact: Ben T. Davis, Campaign Spokesman
It took Democrats in the House of Representatives 40 years to become out-of-touch enough to get thrown out of office in 1994. It took 12 years for the Republicans who replaced them to abandon their principles and be repudiated in 2006. Now it appears that the current Democratic majority has lost voter confidence in only four years.
Bill Clinton fled to Asia not long after Democrats suffered their historic blowout in 1994. George W. Bush was Asia bound following his famous declaration of the GOP’s “thumpin’” in the 2006 midterm election. Now Obama shall do the same. And in record time.