Richard’s Ritings 2012 #79
The government announced, sometime in the past couple of months, they had picked the folks who would be running their “death panels”. According to reports, they were now receiving schooling.
I remember writing something about this at the time and asking everyone if they were happy with this arrangement, and I suspect everyone was, because I got no one saying it was a bad idea.
The Big Fail
Obama’s Second Term Is Suffering From An Accountability Deficit
In 2009, President Obama Said That Part Of His “New Course” For Washington Was “Making Sure That When I Screw Up That I’m Taking Responsibility For It.”
OBAMA: “It's not going to be perfect. There are going to be bumps and fits and starts on this thing. But as long as I stay focused on them and putting them back to work, making sure that they have health insurance, making sure their kids can afford college, cleaning up attitudes around here, including making sure that when I screw up that I'm taking responsibility for it. I think that people will feel that three or four or five years down the road that you know we set a new course.” (President Barack Obama, Interview With Katie Couric Of CBS News
OBAMA HAS AVOIDED TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS SECOND TERM SCANDALS
Former Senior Obama Official: It’s Like Obama Officials “Don’t Know What They’re Here To Do.”
“‘It feel like they don’t know what they’re here to do,’ a former senior Obama administration official said. ‘When there’s no narrative, stuff like this consumes you.’” (Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei, “D.C. Turns On Obama,” Politico,
I was in such a rush to send our Chairman's update, I forgot to include today's most recent news as well as an important change to the caucus and convention dates.
This afternoon I issued a press release in response to the Democratically controlled Senate's vote against Governor Branstad's Regent nominees. I said:
"It is disappointing to see this happen to two solid candidates. The "No" vote was completely unnecessary. Democrats played party politics today and focused on values held by the candidates rather than their ability to serve the state of Iowa."
UPDATE TO 2014 CAUCUS & CONVENTIONS
Just as important, there are some important corrections to the dates sent out earlier for the 2014 caucuses and conventions. A previous email mistakenly sent some of the dates that were being discussed. Listed below are theofficial Republican Party of Iowa dates. Please use these dates below as the approved dates going forward.
Republican Party of Iowa's 2014 caucuses and conventions.
- Precinct Caucuses - January 25th
- County Conventions - March 8th
- District Conventions - April 26th
- State Convention - June 14th
MONEY IS THE PROBLEM
The great scandal of our government is the corruption of its processes through the power of the dollar. This is what Watergate is about: the scandals at the White House reflect the scandals on the Hill: Democrats as well as Republicans are tarred. The services of congressmen, cabinet members and agencies have been bought and sold.
One root of the evil is the campaign contribution. Politicking is such expensive business that even noble souls must seek funds, legally or illegally, directly or by subterfuge, from corporations, unions, associations and the power hungry rich. For the big gifts, the givers expect special favors in return, favors the ordinary citizen cannot get. This is plutocracy, not democracy.
As 2014 Looms, More Democrats Are Voicing Their Concerns On ObamaCare
JUST DAYS AGO, THE NUMBER TWO HOUSE DEMOCRAT SAID HE HAS CONCERNS WITH OBAMACARE
Democrat Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD): “We’re Concerned About The Implementation.”
(Mike Lillis, “Hoyer: Dems Fear ObamaCare Glitches,” The Hill’s Health Watch
- According To Democrat Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Democrats Are Concerned About The Political Fallout And “Conceded That Stumbling Blocks Are Inevitable” As ObamaCare Is Implemented. “Democrats anticipate glitches in ObamaCare's implementation and are anxious about the potential political fallout, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday. But with the central reforms set to be installed within the next year, the Maryland Democrat also conceded that stumbling blocks are inevitable and Republicans will likely pounce on each one.” (Mike Lillis, “Hoyer: Dems Fear ObamaCare Glitches,” The Hill’s Health Watch, 5/14/13)
AND OVER THE LAST WEEK, TWO MORE SENATE DEMOCRATS SAID THEY HAD CONCERNS ABOUT OBAMACARE’S IMPLEMENTATION
Pay Pal Up And Running
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Public Interest Institute
No Place Like Home!
When Dorothy said there was “No place like home!” after having been first frustrated by life on a rural Kansas farm, then attacked by the evil witch in Oz, she should have been referring to Governor Sam Brownback’s (Republican) proposed state tax policies which are attempting to create great reasons for young people to return home to rural Kansas.
Brownback’s long-term plan is to eliminate individual income-tax rates. In 2012 the top rate was reduced from 6.49 percent to 4.9 percent and small business owners were exempted from business-income taxes. The current proposal is to further reduce the top rate to 3.5 percent, and the lowest rate to 1.9 percent. Brownback’s goal is to eliminate state income taxes. Currently only seven states have no income tax: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.
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