Friday, September 17, 2010

Audit: $111 Million in Stimulus Saved Just 55 Jobs

Here's a disheartening example of how the Federal government wastes our tax dollars. Instead of cutting taxes, which would have allowed businesses large and small to save and create literally millions of jobs, the Feds instead choose to keep collecting taxes and redistribute it themselves in the form of "stimulus" funds. $111 million to save 55 jobs?

Outrageous.

in reference to: FOXNews.com - L.A.: $111M in Stimulus Saved Just 55 Jobs (view on Google Sidewiki)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mainstream Media on Sara Palin

Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune takes an honest look at Sara Palin's hopes for the presidency, saying she "would more likely be one of those outwardly formidable candidates whose campaigns peak on the day they announce. The qualities that have made her a media star threaten to make her a dismal candidate."

Specifically, he notes her "raging unpopularity among swing voters" and inability to stand out among candidates like Mike Huckabee in "competence, experience, temperament and electability."

We agree.

BSR
in reference to: Steve Chapman commentary: Sarah Palin would face a losing battle running for president - chicagotribune.com (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Fix: Huckabee Showing Signs of 2012 Presidential Bid

Says The Fix:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will spend four days stumping for Republican candidates in the Midwest later this month, the latest sign that the 2008 presidential candidate is working to broaden his geographic appeal in advance of a potential 2012 bid.

On Sept. 11, Huckabee will be in Indiana to raise cash for state Rep. Jackie Walorski (R) who is running against 2nd district Rep. Joe Donnelly (D).

Two days later Huckabee will do events for former Ohio Rep. Rob Portman, who is running to replace retiring Sen. George Voinovich (R), and former Rep. Steve Chabot, who is trying to reclaim the Cincinnati-area seat he lost in 2008.

Huckabee will wind up the trip on Sept. 14 in Illinois where he will lend his help to state Sen. Bill Brady, the Republican nominee against Gov. Pat Quinn (D).

Huckabee's Midwestern swing comes on the heels of recent victories in Alaska (Huckabee, like Palin, had endorsed Joe Miller) and Georgia (Huckabee was behind former Rep. Nathan Deal's gubernatorial candidacy) for the former Arkansas governor.

Huckabee has openly speculated about whether he will run again in 2012 and polling in Iowa, where he won the caucuses in 2008, suggests he would start as the frontrunner in that critical state if he decided to make a bid.

It appears as though Huckabee's travel this month is aimed at the perception within the political chattering class that his appeal is generally limited to the south and to social conservatives. The more Huckabee can show his effectiveness as a surrogate in races across the country, the easier it is for him to make the case that he could be the party's standard-bearer against President Obama in 2012.

in reference to:

"Huckabee will spend four days stumping for Republican candidates in the Midwest later this month, the latest sign that the 2008 presidential candidate is working to broaden his geographic appeal in advance of a potential 2012 bid."
- The Fix - Lisa Murkowski loses, do Democrats sense opportunity? (view on Google Sidewiki)

GOP'rs Like Palin. Just Not For President (Even in Alaska)

New Public Policy Polling poll: The basic findings of this poll are the same we see everywhere- Republicans like Sarah Palin. They just don't want her to be President. And that holds true even in her home state.

in reference to:

"The basic findings of this poll are the same we see everywhere- Republicans like Sarah Palin. They just don't want her to be President. And that holds true even in her home state."
- Public Policy Polling: Palin 2012 in Alaska (view on Google Sidewiki)