What does one do if they make a gross miscalculation that causes varying degrees of anguish for millions of Americans? If you’re Senator Mary Landrieu, you double-down on your original assertion and pretend everything is A-Okay.
A curious position to take indeed, but maybe she can’t bear to face reality because her specific vote was crucial for the implementation of Obamacare. So much so, that she was offered what is widely known as the second “Louisiana Purchase” to incentivize her ‘yea.’ Basically, it was a $400 million backroom deal to pay for a costly Medicaid provision benefiting Louisianans in exchange for her political loyalty.
But that $400 million is practically chump change compared to the hurt many Americans are starting to feel as Obmacare rolls out. And according to a recent poll, her constituents are taking notice.
Historically, the third-term Landrieu has enjoyed steady approval ratings well above 50%. But things are moving quickly and her last approval sank to 46% while disapproval rose to 50.5%. This puts her 4 points underwater after she enjoyed a +15 approval just last spring.
With 70% of undecided voters saying they would be less likely to vote for Landrieu due to her support for Obamacare, it’s hard to understand her continued position to defend it. Last week she took to the Senate floor and said…Read more
As someone who lives in a Democrat-run state, I want to offer a warning to Virginians: don’t be surprised if you start to hear an ominous sucking sound. That would be the sound of jobs and constituents leaving your state. Since slightly more than half of the voters in Virginia decided to go the way of Illinois in the last gubernatorial election, they are likely to start experiencing similar distress.
To date, Illinois holds one of the highest unemployment levels and the nation’s worst credit rating. We pay the 2nd highest property taxes in the nation and ‘enjoy’ more units of local government than any other state in our country. Governor Quinn’s whopping 67% income tax increase implemented over two years ago has done NOTHING to lessen the burden of our state’s multibillion-dollar backlog of unpaid bills and mammoth pension liabilities.
Illinois loses one resident every 10 minutes to net out-migration, recently costing the state a congressional seat. This has Progressives desperate for ways to take more money.
Feeling the heat, businesses that remain are seriously considering joining that ominous sucking sound to escape to more friendly territories.
One of the companies threatening to leave is the headquarters of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops. As with numerous American success stories, this venture had humble beginnings...Read more
Thanksgiving in the United States can be traced back to a 1621 celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The puritans brought the tradition of a Day of Thanks with them when they came from England to the new world. The first nationwide Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1789 when George Washington declared November 26 "as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God".
Although a specific time frame for the holiday was not set until 1941, America has been celebrating a day of Thanksgiving and praise for almost 400 years. It has only been in recent years that Thanksgiving has become little more than a placeholder between Halloween and Christmas. Retailers completely gloss over the holiday and almost refuse to acknowledge that it exists except for the acknowledgement that it is a day off of work so that people can rest up for a big day of shopping on Black Friday. However, this year retailers are going even further in their dismissal of the holiday by treating the holiday as simply a way to draw in more customers, make more money, and further commercialize an already over commercialized holiday season.Read more
Is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz putting words in Marco Rubio’s mouth again? It seems so.
Rubio, in an interview with Bill O’Reilly last week, he said ACA needs to be repealed, and Democrats need to stop being stubborn. Rubio then predicted that everyone should”check back in 8 weeks.” Wasserman-Schultz took that to mean he wants another shut down and took to Twitter to make her point.
Problem is, Rubio made no such comment.Read more
You can tell a lot about a person and his priorities when you look in his checkbook. In Hillary Clinton’s case, you can tell a lot about a person when you see where she ASKS for money. Yes, America, Hillary is all over Hollywood, asking for money, and encouraging people to illustrate national service and early childhood development in movies and television programs. Just reading that makes me want to turn off my television and get out the Monopoly board.
Gina Hall writes in The Business Journals, “Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton visited the Paley Center in Los Angeles on Friday to encourage writers and television producers to feature storylines about national service and early childhood development.”
Let me get this straight, Hillary and Chelsea want Hollywood to illustrate what a great job the government does in dumbing down our children? Further, they would love to see story lines involving children in service to the government? I'm sorry, that sounds a wee bit like a load of propaganda to me.Read more