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Friday, May 21, 2010
The Democrat-controlled New Jersey legislature is very fond of raising taxes. So much so they have 115 tax increases over the past 8 years.
That was fine when Jon Corzine was in charge. But there's a new sheriff in town.
Gov. Chris Christie took over a state that was in serious financial trouble, thanks to years of Democrat spending. Christie is a no-nonsense, all common sense conservative. He is plainspoken and has made it known that he intends to reign in out-of-control spending.
Someone should have explained that to the New Jersey legislature in very simple, remedial terms. They passed A-10, called the "millionaire tax," which would raise taxes on successful businesses and individuals. Typical liberal wealth redistribution.
When A-10 arrived on Gov. Christie's desk, not only did he veto it, he sent a message back to the legislature saying he would not repeat the failed, irresponsible, unsustainable fiscal policies of the past.
Bravo Gov. Christie! Keep it up and you might see the White House from the Oval Office some day.
Posted by Red State Conservative at 4:05 PM
Do the leaders of third world countries think they can come here and tell us how to run our country? That is the sign of a lot of gall or a lot of arrogance.
Take Mexican President Felipe Calderon for example. He wants to lecture the United States on civil rights and immigration policy? What a joke!!
Well, one Republican wasn't amused. Tom McClintock, R-CA, had this to say in response.
Rep. McClintock, you are our Hero Of The Day.
Posted by Red State Conservative at 3:44 PM
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
It is said that everything is bigger in Texas but in Arizona, the cojones are getting bigger. (No offense to my friends in Texas. You guys are awesome but Arizona is just kicking butt and taking names right now.)
Names like Governor Jan Brewer, Senator Russell Pearce, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio have become household names for simply doing their jobs and standing up for the rights of their citizens. This has meant flying in the face of liberal political correctness. The City of Los Angeles even voted to boycott Arizona by cancelling contracts and travel.
You can add the name Gary Pierce to that list. Pierce is the commissioner of the Arizona Corporations Commission which regulates the state's utilities. It seems that utilities in Arizona generate about 25 percent of the electricity used in the city of Los Angeles.
Commissioner Pierce sent a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Here is an excerpt:
If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation. I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands. If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy. People of goodwill can disagree over the merits of SB 1070. A statewide economic boycott of Arizona is not a message sent in goodwill.Heh, heh, heh. Short-sightedness isn't a desirable quality, is it Mayor Villaraigosa?
Posted by Red State Conservative at 10:15 AM
Monday, May 17, 2010
I try not to put much stock in polls but I am seeing a pretty clear trend in them this election cycle. Moderate Republican and Democrat incumbents are not fairing well at all. This explains why so many Democrats have bailed out. Better to go out quietly than to be thrown out.
A CBS/NYT poll showed that only 8 percent (that's not a typo, it says 8) of adults would reelect incumbent politicians. That is the lowest rating since the poll began in 1992. 81 percent would say "hasta la vista" to their elected officials. The 3 percent margin of error is irrelevant.
In Pennsylvania, 53 percent of Pennsylvanians and 66 percent of Republican Pennsylvanians want Sen. Arlen Specter replaced. Specter jumped from the Republican party to the Democrat party after the 2008 election. Rasmussen has Toomey up by 12 points over Specter. Some people say Toomey is "too conservative" for the liberal Northeast. We'll see.
In Kentucky, Rand Paul (son of Ron Paul) has a 20-point lead over the moderate Republican incumbent, Trey Grayson.
In Utah, Sen. Bob Bennett was not renominated by the Republican Convention due to his support of the TARP bill and for being moderate.
In Florida, Gov. Charlie Crist had to ditch his GOP campaign for U.S. Senate to run as an independent because he saw the writing on the wall. Marco Rubio, the more conservative candidate, was all but assured a victory in the primary.
In Arkansas, Sen. Blanche Lincoln, who voted for Obamacare, is on her way out. Against EVERY GOP candidate running (there are six), she loses.
This is going to be an interesting election. Don't count the Dems out though. They will put out every nasty trick they can dredge up to try to keep their majorities.
Rand Paul, considered an ultra-conservative, defeated his moderate Republican opponent.
Specter is gone. Defeated in the Democratic primary.
Lincoln is in a runoff with ultra-liberal Bill Halter. This one is going to be very interesting. In either case, the winner loses to Republican John Boozman according to a recent Rasmussen poll.
Posted by Red State Conservative at 1:44 PM
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Federal Government Border Security = Epic Fail
One of the few responsibilities given to the federal government is protection and defense. That includes securing our borders at which they are failing miserably.
Arizona (and every other state) has a right to protect itself and govern itself as it sees fit. The federal government has very limited authority within the state of Arizona.
What needs to happen now is other states need to pass their own versions of Arizona SB1070. Let California boycott all of those states. Look, California is in a huge mess. They may get to the point where they aren't paying their bills anyway.
The illegal immigration problem has gotten way out of control and it is not going to be fixed in a day. But Arizona has taken the first step and we must join with them to take the second step.
Posted by Red State Conservative at 10:43 AM
We should all be proud that Charlie Crist was a Republican. Fortunately for us, the key word is "was."
Charlie has firmly ensconced himself among the greatest wafflers of our time, i.e., John Kerry. In just the past few weeks, Charlie has flip-flopped on his promise not to run as an independent, on his returning of campaign donations after the flip-flop, and it appears he may flip-flop on an offshore drilling ban.
I say, good riddance. All political parties need a good bowel movement every now and then to get rid of the, uh, waste.
Posted by Red State Conservative at 9:22 AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The CBO now says the Obamacare bill will cost $115 billion more than originally projected. Wait. Look at the enormous surprise on my face.
This is supposedly due to administrative costs for the federal bureaucracy that will be created by this bill. Did they not know this before? I'll cut the CBO some slack. They can only report based on what they are given and I'm sure the liberal snakes who crafted this piece of junk intentionally left this out so they couldn't include it.
ABC News Report
Ugh! I really have an intense dislike for the people who are running our government. It's time for some positive change. Expect further Obamacare cost projections to be adjusted upward. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
H/T: DrewM. at Ace
Posted by Red State Conservative at 1:25 PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Two Democrats and a Republican. Hmmm. Let's see. I think I'll endorse...
Mark Darr is the man. He's a successful businessman who holds traditional, conservative values. And for Pete's sake the guy makes pizza! How could you not like that?
Posted by Red State Conservative at 11:32 AM