I am aware for sometime about the movie Kony 2012 (I saw it first on my way to the class I teach at VCU and I thought Kony was a candidate for Mayor of Richmond! Wrong again!) But it did not bother me because we were not actually chasing this guy with US troops. However, [...]
Although President Obama said during a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week, “any effort to try to tie Keystone [XL pipeline] to the payroll tax cut I will reject,” Politico reports today that “to some House Democrats, getting approval for the $7 billion, 1,700-mile pipeline from Alberta oil sands to Texas [...]
Yesterday, President Obama told a crowd of workers in Michigan, “Send a message to Congress to come to an agreement on trade deals that will level the playing field and open markets to our businesses –- so we can sell more goods to countries around the world. . . . Those trade bills are teed [...]
Previewing the competing budget votes coming up in the Senate, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on the floor today, “Sometime today or tomorrow, Senate Democrats will have an opportunity to show what kind of future they believe in. They can vote for one of the Republican plans to get our nation’s finances under control, each [...]
And the Lt. Governor of Virginia registers his thoughts on the Senate redistricting plan: RICHMOND – Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling today issued the following statement on Governor Bob McDonnell’s veto of the redistricting bill passed by the General Assembly: “I commend Governor McDonnell for vetoing the redistricting bill recently passed by the General Assembly. I [...]
The Virginia House of Delegates managed to come up with a bipartisan redistricting plan that saw a number of Democrats vote for the bill in the Republican controlled House. The Democrat controlled State Senate, on the other hand, managed to devise a plan so one sided and protectionist that it did not have a single [...]
Just completed a conference call with Senator Mike Lee, Republican of Utah concerning his bill to balance the budget. It is his belief that without some sort of mandatory limit on spending, Congress will never live within it’s means. his proposed amendment would require that outlays do not exceed revenues – what a novel concept! [...]
For two weeks, Democrats have attacked Republicans, and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in particular, for pointing out that the financial regulation bill, offered by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT), doesn’t end “too big to fail” and actually allows for future taxpayer bailouts.
Before the bill came up for debate, Sen. McConnell warned, “This bill not only allows for taxpayer-funded bailouts of Wall Street banks; it institutionalizes them.” The next day, he explained, “If you need to know one thing about this bill, it’s that it would make it official government policy to bail out the biggest Wall Street banks. So if the administration is looking for bipartisan support on this Wall Street bill, they can start by eliminating this aspect of the bill — not because Republicans are asking for it, but because community bankers all across the country and American taxpayers are demanding it.”
Claire Guthrie Gastanaga , who earned her stripes as a lieutenant in Attorney General Mary Sue Terry ‘s office, today castigated legislators for supporting the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act which defends constitutional liberties and principles of federalism. The Act states that no individual, with several specific exceptions, can be required to purchase health insurance coverage and was passed with broad bipartisan support, in sharp contrast to the narrow straight line left of center partisan vote that enacted the federal health care bill.
Like a priest casting out demons, the Virginia General Assembly’s final vote on the Senate Amendments was approved 80-17 telling Obama, Reid and Pelosi that Virginian’s will make their own decisions about Health Care.
I spoke with Delegate Bob Marshall at the Republican Advance last December who proudly announced that his bill had been designated HB-10 and the journey had officially begun.
Eric Cantor has an Op Ed Published in USA Today that highlights the dismissive attitude of President Obama. Congressman Cantor is truly interested in American jobs and American success in these troubled times. He has personally handed Obama plans that will bring much needed jobs back to the US, but Obama’s arrogance will not allow him to act on the sage advice he was handed.
I am a Democrat. This year I have endorsed the Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell. I have done so because in an election focused on jobs and the economy, I believe Bob is uniquely suited to provide the leadership we need here in the commonwealth.