Archive for May 10th, 2012

Jay Cost: Obama’s Nosebleed Seats Problem

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Cost:

If these numbers are borne out on Election Day, then Obama will do about as well with the youth vote and African American vote as Bill Clinton did in 1996 or John Kerry did in 2004. Obviously the election is a long way off, the point is merely that the president is having trouble retaining the support of the subsets of these groups whose support is actually up for grabs.

 

Speaking against Export-Import Bank – California Republican Tom McClintock

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Op-ed against Export-Import Bank, by Club for Growth President Chris Chocola

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Chocola:

Yes, unbelievably, we are subsidizing foreign companies so they are in a better position to compete against our own. This, in spite of the fact that Ex-Im’s own charter clearly states it can only grant loans to credit-worthy entities and must never undermine American companies.

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But maybe the most egregious example of how dysfunctional and misguided the Ex-Im Bank’s actions really are is present in the airline industry. The bank provides financing to foreign airlines that in turn purchase American aircraft, allowing them to compete against U.S.-based carriers. These foreign companies use our subsidy to offer lower prices since American companies cannot qualify for this corporate welfare, and they, in turn, lose business.

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Why is taxpayer-backed money being wasted on companies that should be able to seek capital from private lending institutions? And if banks decide against providing some of these companies with loans, shouldn’t that tell us something?

Kevin Yoder votes for crony capitalism through reauthorization of Export-Import bank, opposed by Club for Growth. Huelskamp, Jenkins, Pompeo vote against.

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Roll Call to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Five things to watch at Kansas state high school tennis

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Kansas City Star.

Kansas House conservatives approve tax increases for extracurricular activities at government K-12 schools, already funded at close to $13,000 per student

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Kansas City Star:

The plan to increase funding for extracurricular activities applies only to 66 school districts where local option funding equals at least 30 percent of state aid.

It would apply to five school districts in Johnson County and to the Bonner Springs and Piper districts in Wyandotte County.

It also would cover eight districts in Sedgwick County, including Goddard, Maize, Derby, Haysville and Mulvane.

The proposal had been tried in the House before and was defeated partly because of a bias against Johnson County.

 

Mayor Sly James pushes for higher property taxes in Kansas City, MO – KSHB 41

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

DMV in Johnson County closes early for 3rd day in a row because of brand new system

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal a leading option for Vice President nominee under Romney – Scott Conroy

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Conroy:

“Competent” is perhaps the word admirers use most frequently to describe Jindal after “brilliant,” and his ability to get things done was a trait he demonstrated throughout the crisis in the Gulf region. For weeks, Jindal was a near-constant figure at the frontlines of the spill, and he hit the right political notes with Republicans by frequently butting heads with the Obama administration, demanding that federal officials be more proactive in their response and taking matters into his own hands when he deemed doing so appropriate.

 

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker winning recall election 50-45% – Rasmussen

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Link.

Erick Erickson – Liberal Washington Post ignores Obama’s faults, attacks Romney

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

RedState.

Mitt Romney will crush Barack Obama – Dick Morris

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Morris:

The journalists in the mainstream media, who are not politicians and have never run campaigns, do not realize what is happening. The Democrats, as delusional in 2012 as they were in 2010, are too much into their own euphoria to realize it. But America is sharply and totally rejecting Obama and all he stands for and embracing Romney as a good alternative. While few are saying these words, they are the truth.

 

Romney & Obama tied in Ohio (Quinnipiac). Tie in Virginia (Washington Post). Tie in Florida (Suffolk)

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

RealClearPolitics.

Romney beating Obama by 3 in Gallup poll. Romney up 4 in Rasmussen

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

RealClearPolitics recent polls.