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  • Government Agency Scraps Employee Ratings To Avoid ‘Discrimination’

    05/26/2014 4:34:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/25/14 | Scott Greer
    One government agency has decided that the results of employee ratings are too discriminatory, and eliminated the process entirely. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Monday that it will now award all employees the highest rating regardless of performance reviews. The CFPB, which oversees transactions in the financial sector for the federal government, decided to no longer conduct employee reviews because there were just too many apparent “significant disparities” between the races, ages, and locations of its employees. According to American Banker, this new policy is set to cost over $5 million dollars, as it will now pay employees...
  • Excessive Government, antibiotics and radiation are bad medicine

    04/07/2014 11:05:55 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 7, 2014 | Dan Miller
    All three can be good or bad depending on how much, how and for what used. That a little bit might be good does not mean that a lot more will be better.RadiationMany years ago, in the mid to late 1940's and early 1950's when I was a young boy, shoe stores had X-ray machines permitting one to view images of the bones in one's feet. Health hazards were recognized but generally ignored. Although most of the dose was directed at the feet, a substantial amount would scatter or leak in all directions. Shielding materials were sometimes displaced to improve image quality, to make the machine...
  • SARAH PALIN: Enough is enough of this Big Brother Government.

    07/17/2013 7:10:46 PM PDT · by onyx · 53 replies
    Sarah Palin's Face Book ^ | JULY 17; 2013 | Sarah Palin
    I'm no good at Mounted Shooting, but Todd (aka Captain America) didn't miss a target all day. Dangit. Ben Franklin wrote: “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” The government needs to stay out of our garage, refrigerator, church, gun safe, bookshelf, etc. America, are you willing to give up freedom for more government control? Take a look at this article linked at the top of Drudge. Government is out of control and too many citizens are sheepishly and sleepily okay with it all. This is not what...
  • Newt & Rick Split the Conservative Vote: Are One or Both Covert Rinos?

    03/05/2012 4:40:56 PM PST · by xzins · 36 replies
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 5 March 2012 | Xzins
    One of the many problems with ObamaCare is discovering that a self-bought policy is government run. What is the problem with a government policy?'s government run. They get you coming and going. There's a pretend choice that is no choice, and even that non-choice is eventually forced out of business so that all is subsumed under the reality of a bureaucrat deciding if you get a heart bypass or a quick sendoff to the great beyond. Fake choices abound when dealing with politicians. That's why one simply must wonder about the Gingrich/Santorum splitting of the conservative vote. Who benefits?...
  • Newt Gingrich: Big ideas for big debate tonight

    02/22/2012 12:29:28 PM PST · by Red Steel · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/22/12 11:15 AM EST | MJ LEE
    Newt Gingrich promised ahead of the Republican presidential debate in Arizona on Wednesday night that voters will witness the return of “big solutions” Gingrich and that he plans to leave the negativity backstage. “I think you’re going to see the person I’ve been in 15 out of 17 debates, which is focus on the big solutions, talk with the American people and try to stay out of the kind of negativity that unfortunately has characterized way too much of this race,” Gingrich said on Fox News when asked what kind of candidate people can expect to see at the Mesa,...
  • Santorum moves ahead in Michigan (Santorum 39, Romney 24, Paul 12, Gingrich 11)

    02/13/2012 8:12:57 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 246 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/13/12 | staff
    Rick Santorum's taken a large lead in Michigan's upcoming Republican primary. He's at 39% to 24% for Mitt Romney, 12% for Ron Paul, and 11% for Newt Gingrich. Santorum's rise is attributable to two major factors: his own personal popularity (a stellar 67/23 favorability) and GOP voters increasingly souring on Gingrich. Santorum's becoming something closer and closer to a consensus conservative candidate as Gingrich bleeds support. Santorum's winning an outright majority of the Tea Party vote with 53% to 22% for Romney and 10% for Gingrich. He comes close to one with Evangelicals as well at 48% to 20% for...
  • No Guts,No Glory-DeMint:Why 'cooperate ..compromise' when '..other team -are there to beat you'

    02/01/2012 2:22:07 PM PST · by STARWISE · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-1-12 | Caroline May
    COMPLETE TITLE No Guts, No Glory DeMint: Why 'cooperate and compromise' when 'the other team ... are there to beat you' ### South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is just saying “no” to compromise with liberals. “I can guarantee you the [Super Bowl] coaches are not telling their players to go out on the field and cooperate and compromise with the other team,” DeMint said at The Heritage Foundation’s Blogger’s Briefing Tuesday, during a discussion about his new book “Now or Never.” “There is a reason for that, the other team has an opposite goal, they are there to beat...
  • What A Big Government Conservative Looks Like

    01/06/2012 10:00:48 AM PST · by Fred · 102 replies
    Red State ^ | 010612 | Erick Erickson
    I’m rather tired of all the people who don’t like Romney trying to claim Rick Santorum is not a big government conservative, or not a pro-life statist. I would support him before I would support Romney too, but I have no intention of giving up ideological and intellectual consistency in the name of beating Mitt Romney. Rick Santorum is a pro-life statist. He is. You will have to deal with it. He is a big government conservative. Santorum is right on social issues, but has never let his love of social issues stand in the way of the creeping expansion...
  • Gingrich, Paul Virtually Tied for First Place in Iowa (PPP POLL: Newt-22, Paul-21, Mitt - 16)

    12/13/2011 12:13:15 PM PST · by TBBT · 41 replies
    The Corner ^ | 12/13/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Results from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling poll of likely GOP caucus goers: Newt Gingrich (22 percent), Ron Paul (21 percent), Mitt Romney (16 percent), Michele Bachmann (11 percent), Rick Perry (9 percent), Rick Santorum (8 percent), Jon Huntsman (5 percent), and Gary Johnson (1 percent). The poll’s margin of error is 4.2 percentage points. Down in the weeds, PPP notices a couple of factors that might be contributing to these numbers: He’s [Gingrich] also seen a significant decline in his favorability numbers. Last week he was at +31 (62/31) and he’s now dropped 19 points to +12 (52/40). The...
  • Gingrich’s environmental proposals include altering climate with giant mirrors

    12/08/2011 11:43:54 PM PST · by Fred · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 120711 | Alexis Levinson
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich‘s hobby, he says, is studying “dinosaurs and other fossils.” He openly mourned the death of Knut the polar bear.Gingrich believes it is a “false dichotomy” to group policies according to whether they deal with the country’s economic problems or protect the environment. Instead, he thinks government can incentivize the production of new energy technologies, which would consequently help the environment and the economy by making the country less dependent on foreign oil. And he is not short on ideas of how to do it. “One generation’s science fiction is the next generation’s practical reality,” wrote...
  • Why a Newt Gingrich Candidacy Would Doom the Tea Party

    12/06/2011 7:35:10 PM PST · by Fred · 158 replies
    The Altantic ^ | 120611 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Gallup finds that 82 percent of Tea Party affiliated voters deem Newt Gingrich an acceptable Republican presidential nominee in 2012. They don't seem to realize that if he wins the nod their movement is doomed, regardless of how the general election goes. The Tea Party cannot support Gingrich without betraying its core principles. But the movement also cannot disclaim him once he is the Republican nominee. Tea Partiers with a better instinct for self-preservation would see that none of the Mitt Romney alternatives still running would be as corrosive to their cause as the former Speaker of the House. Why?...
  • Paul: Gingrich being given a ‘free ride’ by sex-obsessed journalists

    12/02/2011 1:35:19 PM PST · by Fred · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 120111 | Steven Nelson
    Republican presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul told reporters in a New Hampshire grocery store Thursday that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is being a “free ride” by sex-obsessed journalists. Paul explained that a pointed attack ad released by his campaign Wednesday was necessary because the media’s coverage of the GOP horse race “is way out of whack.” “I think that he’s getting a free ride,” Paul said, according to Boston NPR station WBUR. “And I’ve worked with him for a long time. And I think the points I made on the various issues, he’s a flip-flopper, so he...
  • Poll: Americans Believe Big Gov't Messes With God's Plan

    09/21/2011 1:03:05 PM PDT · by wmfights · 16 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Sep. 21 2011 | Stephanie Samuel
    A new study shows that a majority of Americans believe God is the guiding force that is leading America's economy and the government is too big. As a result, sociologists concluded these believers are upset about U.S. economic policy because they believe increased government regulation and interference in personal freedoms go against God's plans. According to the Baylor Religion survey data released Tuesday, a majority of Americans (73.1 percent) agreed or “strongly” agreed with the statement “God has a plan for me.” Of those who believe God has a plan, more than 96 percent said that government was doing too...
  • The Government Just Admitted For The First Time It Is Using Cell Phone Data To Track Your Location

    07/26/2011 2:06:08 PM PDT · by tutstar · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/26/2011 | Robert Johnson
    A group of Senators questioned the general attorney for the National Security Agency Tuesday about whether U.S. intelligence agencies are using cell phone geo location data to track U.S. citizens without their knowledge. According to The Wall Street Journal, the leader of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olson told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that: "There are certain circumstances where that authority may exist."
  • From School Lunches, to School Breakfasts, to ‘Child Dinners’ with taxpayers grabbing the check

    01/18/2011 7:35:46 PM PST · by seamus · 31 replies
    Somewhat Reasonable (The Heartland Institute) ^ | January 18, 2011 | Jim Lakely
    And, no, the term “child dinner” does not mean that moppets are on the menu. They are handed one, though, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education. Via Julie Gunlock at NRO’s The Corner blog, we learn that the Obama administration is expanding its child-dinner program from 13 states to all 50 (or, if Obama gets his way, all 57 … or is it 58?). Anyway, Gunlock has the details: ... This bit of government expansion, by the way, is courtesy of the lame-duck session of Congress. ... And what’s next for the (nearly literal) nanny state after this? AmeriCorps...
  • Why Are Tea Partiers Angry? Follow The Money

    03/30/2010 6:24:33 AM PDT · by suspects · 11 replies · 1,137+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 30, 2010 | Michael Graham
    Want to know the real reason Washington and Beacon Hill are so afraid of the Tea Party movement? Follow the money. If you live in Salem, follow it to one of the 45 city employees earning $100,000 a year or more - up from 34 just two years ago. The median household income in Salem is less than $60,000. At the state level, follow it to the MBTA worker at “The Ride” - a door-to-door ride service with the noble goal of helping handicapped folks get around. But as the Boston Globe-Democrat reports, spending in just 10 years has gone...
  • McCain rejects 'big government' takeover of health care

    04/28/2008 4:02:31 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 12 replies · 73+ views
    CNN ^ | April 29th, 2008 | CNN
    Sen. John McCain on Monday rejected a "big government" takeover of the health care system, saying he wants to empower families to make more medical decisions. "I've made it very clear that what I want is for families to make decisions about their health care, not government, and that's the fundamental difference between myself and Sen. Obama and Sen. Clinton," McCain told reporters in Miami, Florida, referring to the two remaining Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. "They want the government to make the decisions, I want the families to make decisions," he said. During a speech...
  • Freep a poll! (CSPAN.Lower the deficit by cutting spending or...)

    01/25/2007 4:22:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies · 215+ views ^ | 1-25-07 | Capital News
    What approach do you favor to lower the deficit and balance the budget? Decrease Spending Increase Taxes Both
  • I Just Can't Get Along with Anybody...

    10/12/2006 9:32:24 AM PDT · by JamesP81 · 5 replies · 300+ views
    The Southern Pundit ^ | 10-12-2006 | James P
    In the realm of conservative politics, we have two main factions: Christian conservatives and secular/libertarian conservatives. I generally find myself, no surprise, more in agreement with Christian conservatives than libertarians since I’m a baptised believer. However, there is now forming a divide among Christian conservatives, one that could be our undoing. Christian conservatives can now be described in one of two ways: big government Christians and small government Christians. It is truly a sad day in the history of our Republic when small or large government is even up for debate, whether between Christians or not. Unfortunately, big government Christians...
  • On Freedom and Safety

    09/25/2006 10:42:55 AM PDT · by JamesP81 · 3 replies · 234+ views
    Southern Pundit ^ | 9-25-2006 | James P
    One of the common perceptions we have in our culture is that freedom and safety are compatible with another. We have in our nation a massive intrusion of government into our lives in the name of ’safety’. If you need an example, I suggest you peruse this column by Joseph Farah. The left has succeeded in convincing us that freedom and safety are equivalent. By doing so, this allows the left and the authoritarian right to introduce ever increasing amounts of government intrusion into our lives without opposition because they tell us it’s for our safety. Since we think safety...