Friday, February 26, 2010

FOXNews.com - $150M Anthrax Vaccine Contract Goes to Firm With Close Dem Party Ties

FOXNews.com - $150M Anthrax Vaccine Contract Goes to Firm With Close Dem Party Ties: "The Obama administration has steered up to $150 million in federal funding for the development and production of an anthrax vaccine to a bio-defense firm with strong Democratic Party ties, Fox News has learned.�"

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The American Spectator : White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennet Races

The American Spectator : White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennet Races: "Whoever solicits or receives … any….thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.'�-- 18 USC Sec. 211 -- Bribery, Graft and Conflicts of Interest: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office"

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Investors.com - Class Warfare's Next Target: 401(k) Savings

Investors.com - Class Warfare's Next Target: 401(k) Savings: "You did the responsible thing. You saved in your IRA or 401(k) to support your retirement, when you could have spent that money on another vacation, or an upscale car, or fancier clothes and jewelry. But now Washington is developing plans for your retirement savings.

BusinessWeek reports that the Treasury and Labor departments are asking for public comment on 'the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams.'"

Top 100 Teacher Salaries For 2009 Average $160,000 | Chicago Daily Observer

Top 100 Teacher Salaries For 2009 Average $160,000 | Chicago Daily Observer: "Music Teacher Pulls Down $189,434.


Number of $100,000 School Salaries Up 10% To 12,438 In 2009.


As Illinois citizens struggle with the severe economic downturn plaguing the state, Illinois public school employees enjoy another record year of salaries, fringe benefits and pensions. See “Top 100 Teachers Salaries.”"

Power Line - Entitlements


Power Line - Entitlements: "Entitlements--Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, the creation of 'rights' without limits--are the worst idea that Congress ever came up with. Worse than the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Worse than the Smoot-Hawley tariff. Worse, even, than the NIRA. Pretty much everyone understands that entitlements are destroying the federal budget and will soon lead to the collapse of the dollar and perhaps the end of our republic. Still, hardly anyone seems willing to do anything serious to stop the runaway train. Or, in Ramirez's version, car."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

� Teachers Unions Spends Dues on Left-Wing Causes AND Ally of Robert Mugabe - Big Government

� Teachers Unions Spends Dues on Left-Wing Causes AND Ally of Robert Mugabe - Big Government: "A recent study of contributions made by the nation’s two largest teachers unions reveals that both shelled out millions in 2008-09, with a good chunk going to radical and scandal-ridden organizations."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The New Math: Union Pensionomics Levies Crushing Debt on State and Local Governments

The New Math: Union Pensionomics Levies Crushing Debt on State and Local Governments: "You pay a total of $124,000 into your pension plan and, upon retiring at age 49, you receive $3.3 million in pension payments and $500,000 in health care benefits. You receive $3.8 million in total on a $124,000 investment"

Friday, February 12, 2010

Big Government's Cronies by John Stossel on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent

Big Government's Cronies by John Stossel on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent: "Department of Energy. Standing front and center was Cathy Zoi, who oversees $16.8 billion in stimulus funds, much of it for weatherization programs that benefit Serious.
The interesting twist is that Zoi happens to be the wife of Robin Roy, who happens to be vice president of 'policy' at Serious Windows."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nancy Pelosi's Guest List for the State of the Union

Nancy Pelosi's Guest List for the State of the Union: "Front row of the Speaker's box.
Paul Pelosi, Jr. (Speaker's son)
Thomas D'Alesandro (Speaker's brother)
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty
Ted Kennedy, Jr.
Ophelia Dahl, Exec. Dir., Partners In Health
Barry Rand, CEO, AARP
Janet Murguia, Pres. and CEO, La Raza
Ben Jealous, Pres. and CEO, NAACP

Other guests in the Speaker's box will include:
Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley
Anna Burger, SEIU
Richard Trumka, Pres., AFL-CIO
Jim Guest, Pres. and CEO, Consumers Union

Other guests of the Speaker in the Chamber will include:
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Tom Foley"

Monday, February 1, 2010

FOXNews.com - States' Secretaries of State Are Tipping Balance of Power

FOXNews.com - States' Secretaries of State Are Tipping Balance of Power: "Since 2006 the Democracy Alliance, a left leaning influence group funded by George Soros among others, has had remarkable success in targeting and claiming Secretary of State's offices in 11 of 13 critical states they targeted, including Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa.

Called the Secretary of State Project (SOSP) its aim is to target and capture the obscure, often overlooked office and implement election rules changes that give democrats a better chance of winning a plurality. Among those changes that SOSP calls 'election protection,' are a loosening of voter registration requirements and a lessening of efforts to prevent fraudulent voting, according to Matthew Vadum, a political analyst with the Capitol Research Center."