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Sen. Toomey Meets Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement following his meeting with President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch:

"It was a pleasure to meet with Judge Gorsuch in my office today.
"We ...

Posted on 14 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Obama's Historically Weak Economic Performance

On January 27, the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of only 1.9 percent for the fourth quarter and that the overall rate of growth for 2016 was a feeble 1.6 percent. During the eight years of Barack Obama's presidency, the average annual real GDP growth was ...

Posted on 13 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Bipartisan Rivers of Red Ink

When President George W. Bush took office in 2001, the national debt was $5.73 trillion. When he left eight years later it was almost $10.7 trillion, a near doubling, adding approximately as much red ink as all the nation's previous presidencies combined.

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Posted on 10 February 2017 Keep Reading...

The Zealots Who Cried 'Big Foot'

We all remember the young shepherd's credibility deficit in "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." Nonetheless, today, Democrats and media allies are engaged in the same adolescent behavior, but with a difference: Wolves are real; the "menace" about which the left is shouting is more fable ...

Posted on 10 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Boy Scouts: Kind No More

The Boy Scouts have announced that children who are biologically female but identify as male may now be scouts. By so doing they have joined a movement whose understanding of gender would make perfect sense to a typical 3-year-old, but would confuse a typical 6-year-old.

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Posted on 10 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Wolf's Mathematically Magical Budget

On February 7th Governor Wolf gave his latest budget address. Since he has his eye on re-election, this was the Governor's most realistic budget to date. There are still a lot of problems with what he's asking for, but it's much less terrible that what he has wanted in the past.

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Posted on 9 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Cost 'Savings' Didn't Lower Expenditures

(February 9, 2017)--Summary: Major cost cutting should translate into lower taxes or at least remove the need for an increase. That has not happened with the Governor's "savings initiatives" that are supposed to produce saving of $2.1 billion. Those costs savings, representing 7 percent ...

Posted on 9 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Wolf Budget Wrong RX for PA

It was contrarian economist Murray Rothbard who famously quipped that while deficits always are pernicious, "curing them by raising taxes is equivalent to curing an illness by shooting the patient."

And while Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf insisted in his ...

Posted on 8 February 2017 Keep Reading...

PA Senate Passes Paycheck Protection

Today, the Senate took a stand to protect the integrity of public dollars, give union members a greater voice in how their money is spent, and restore fairness to the political process by passing paycheck protection legislation!

SB 166, sponsored by Sen. John ...

Posted on 8 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Judge Who Halted Trump Travel Ban Made Wrong Call

Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge James L. Robart issued a temporary restraining order, requested by the states of Washington and Minnesota, blocking President Donald Trump's executive order banning foreign nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entry into the ...

Posted on 7 February 2017 Keep Reading...

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