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  • Right-to-Work 'Freeloader' Claim Still a Farce

    12/09/2014 9:25:22 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/6/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    In the debate over whether or not people should be forced to pay money to unions as a condition of employment, opponents of right-to-work laws often claim that workers who exercise their rights under the law are “freeloaders.” That is, that they are taking advantage of benefits from union bargaining while not paying their “fair share.” The Michigan Education Association, like most unions, supports collectively representing workers whether they are in the association or not because of the leverage it gives them at the bargaining table. Still, no private organization should have to provide benefits to people who aren’t paying...
  • Pledge Aligns Childers with Hate Groups

    10/25/2014 9:24:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    In September, Travis Childers, Mississippi's Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, completed a survey about immigration. Childers' stance has consistently been anti-immigration, so his opposing amnesty for "dreamers," young people whose parents brought them into this country without authorization when they were too young to object, is no surprise. #What angers Democrats is the questionnaire's source: The Federation for American Immigration Reform, known as FAIR. The questions are: 1. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens? 2. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of...
  • Lindauer Links- the Enemy Within--

    03/11/2004 4:43:49 PM PST · by backhoe · 32 replies · 781+ views
    various FR links | 03-11-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095652/posts Accused spy for Iraq worked for California congresswoman (Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose)Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/04 | AP- Washington Lockerbie Trial Document: Susan Lindauer Susan Lindauer Revolving Doors   http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095691/posts Saddam Spy Suspect Lindauer: 'I'm an Anti-war Activist'NewsMax ^ | 3/11/04 | Limbacher     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095762/posts American charged in Iraqi conspiracy [Andy Card's distant cousin]CNN ^ | March 11, 2004     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095744/posts How Susan Lindauer Was Caught NRO ^ | 11 March 2004 | Byron York"discussed the need for plans and foreign resources to support [resistance] groups operating within Iraq." Lindauer is a former journalist for U.S. News...
  • PETA calls on Big E to drop elephant show, petting zoo; fair president says... won't be bullied

    09/25/2014 7:30:29 AM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The Republican ^ | September 09, 2014
    The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is taking aim at the Eastern States Exposition, asking that the fair to drop a Connecticut outfit that offers elephant rides and a children’s petting zoo. ... Cassidy said he would not allow PETA to bully the Big E. “As long as Gene Cassidy is president of the Big E, young people – and old people – will have the opportunity to see these animals,” he said. Since just before Labor Day, the Big E’s offices in West Springfield have been flooded with thousands of e-mails from animal-rights supporters,...
  • 1964: The New York World's Fair (Photos)

    06/03/2014 6:05:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 2, 2014 | Alan Taylor
    The theme of the 1964 World's Fair in New York City was "Peace Through Understanding". 650 acres of pavilions, public spaces and displays from exhibitors around the world. Countries, cities, corporations, and private groups set up shop to display their ideas and accomplishments to more than 50 million visitors. Corporate America was heavily-represented, with one of the most-remembered exhibits being General Motors' Futurama, displaying colorful and imaginative views of future society.
  • State Fairgrounds (Finally) to be Sold

    10/11/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/8/2013 | Michael LaFaive
    Published reports indicate that the state fairgrounds — once home to an iconic Michigan State Fair — may finally be sold to an investment team that includes former NBA star and Michigan native Magic Johnson. The state, however, should have sold it to the highest bidder immediately when it had a chance. In 1996, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy began recommending that the state should get out of the state fair business in its entirety. We argued in our first state budget study that fairs were nice, but "not a proper function of government in a civil society." In...
  • Palin Fires at Fox News: ‘Keep It TRULY Fair & Balanced,’ Name Cruz Critics

    09/22/2013 6:24:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/22/13 | Evan McMurry
    Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace made the rather odd admission Sunday morning that GOP leaders had contacted him with opposition research on Ted Cruz (R-TX) ahead of the Senator’s appearance on the show, driving home just how angry Republicans were over Cruz’s defunding-Obamacare antics. Cruz now has one prominent GOP figure in his corner: Sarah Palin, who tweeted: [Tweet] Palin is no bigger fan of anonymous sources than Cruz is—read all about it here!—and praised Cruz both in an op-ed for Breitbart and an appearance of her own on Fox News Sunday afternoon. “Someday I’m going to tell America...
  • Obama rodeo stunt leads to sensitivity training for Missouri State Fair clowns

    08/14/2013 1:36:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/14/13 | Doyle Murphy
    The Missouri State Fair will force rodeo clowns to complete sensitivity training after a clown mocked President Obama in a stunt one spectator likened to a Ku Klux Klan rally. The fair’s commission also approved a lifetime ban on the offending clown. **SNIP** The fair commission has called the stunt “unacceptable” and approved a measure that would force the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association to crack down on everyone responsible. The association would also have to prove all officials and subcontractors — such as the clowns — had successfully completed sensitivity training before working future rodeos.
  • “Support Rodeo Clown Tuffy Gessling” Facebook Page Collects Over 25,000 Fans in One Day

    08/14/2013 9:05:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling was banned for life from the Missouri State Fair rodeo after he wore an Obama mask and taunted bulls on Saturday night. Now, thousands of fans are flocking to support Tuffy. “Support Rodeo Clown Tuffy Gessling” Facebook Page has amassed over 25,000 supporters in a little over a day. Via The Missouri Torch: Poor Tuffy. A rodeo clown’s gotta eat.
  • Mo. State Fair bans rodeo clown who mocked Obama

    08/12/2013 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 188 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8/12/13 | David Leib
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Fair on Monday imposed a lifetime ban on a rodeo clown whose depiction of President Barack Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized by Democratic and Republican officials alike. The rodeo clown won't be allowed to participate or perform at the fair again. Fair officials say they're also reviewing whether to take any action against the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for Saturday's event. The entertainment during the bull riding contest featured a clown wearing a mask of Obama with an upside down broomstick attached to his backside....
  • Quinn cancels Democratic rally at State Fair (Illinois)

    08/11/2013 1:29:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/09/13 | Ray Long
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is tossing aside the decades-old tradition of Democrats throwing a political rally at the Illinois State Fair, but he denies that’s because Democrats are in disarray, he got booed heavily last year or that he’s facing a tough primary challenger. No, the Democratic governor says that Wednesday’s Governor’s Day at the state fairgrounds will not be the place for the usual political speeches, sign waving and blasting of Republicans. It will be filled with music and entertainment instead.
  • Mormon apologetics group brings conference to Provo [Mormonism being 'disenchanted' on the 'net]

    08/01/2013 6:55:36 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 68 replies
    Provo Herald ^ | July 28, 2013 | Court Mann
    The Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research (FAIR) is bringing its annual FAIR Mormon Conference to Provo on Thursday and Friday. The organization, whose mission is to discuss and defend criticisms against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, used to hold its annual conference in Sandy, but chose the Utah Valley Convention Center this year because of a growing audience. FAIR has seen increased interest recently, both within the church and from outsiders, as the Internet increases access to -- and questions about -- the entirety of church history. Daniel Peterson, an Arabic professor at Brigham Young University...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 233 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Egyptian reform leader Mohammed ElBaradei; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.THIS WEEK (ABC): President George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Mohamed...
  • Once more, with feeling: Oil companies pay plenty of their “fair share” in taxes

    05/30/2013 7:58:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    This isn’t breaking news or anything, but it never ceases to amaze how swiftly politicians will throw much-maligned, greeedy big-oil companies and market speculators under the bus whenever gas prices begin a precipitous rise. Although the Obama administration is momentarily occupied with their headlining policy agenda (immigration, his umpteenth “pivot” to jobs and the economy, the healthcare rollout), there were several pointed provisions about energy in Obama’s budget proposal, and I have no doubt we’ll hear about the many supposed sins of oil companies and the need to forcibly wean ourselves off of fossil fuels with renewed vigor before long,...
  • Wealthy win lion's share of major tax breaks (barf-o-rama)

    05/30/2013 5:25:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    (AP)Administration Propaganda ^ | 5-29-13 | andrew taylor
    WASHINGTON—Wealthier households benefit significantly more than lower earners from big tax breaks such as deductions for mortgage interest and charitable giving, the government said in a study Wednesday. More than half the benefits of 10 major tax breaks go to the one-fifth of U.S. households at the top of the income scale, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The top 1 percent of earners reaps 17 percent of these tax breaks, which also include preferential treatment of investment income and the deduction for sales and income taxes paid to state and local governments. Other breaks, such as the per-child tax...
  • Teamsters head Hoffa tries to squash his own employees’ union

    04/19/2013 2:53:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/19/2013 | Patrick Howley
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) general president Jimmy Hoffa Jr. is suspected by his members of trying to squash a union comprised of some of his own Teamsters organizers.Hoffa’s battle with his own organizers’ union overlaps with a host of other problems for the prominent labor leader, including a pension crisis that is undercutting his support and a potential UPS strike that he might not be able to afford, according to insiders.Hoffa still has not granted a contract to the Federation of Agents and International Representatives (FAIR), a union that represents Teamsters organizers. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) allowed...
  • Filibustering senators under no obligation to 'play fair' to protect gun rights

    04/10/2013 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    examiner ^ | 4/10/13 | Kurt Hofmann
    With at least 14 United States senators (all Republicans), including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), having vowed to filibuster any proposed unconstitutional gun legislation (and given the Constitution's clear statement that the right to keep and bear arms is one that shall not be infringed, that would seem to indicate that all proposed gun legislation would be subject to filibuster), the forcible citizen disarmament advocates are growing louder and louder in their outrage. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), for example, speaking on the Senate floor Monday, said, "Shame on them," in reference to the senators planning a filibuster. From...
  • Tax Bills For The Rich Near 30-Year High

    03/03/2013 12:35:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    KWTX ^ | 3/3/2013 | staff
    Although Washington is gridlocked again over whether to raise taxes on the rich, wealthy families are already are paying some of their biggest federal tax bills in decades, while the rest of the population continues to pay at historically low rates. A new analysis shows that average tax bills for high-income families rarely have been higher since the Congressional Budget Office began tracking the data in 1979.
  • Everyone Must be Fair, Honest, Reasonable and Use Common Sense. Like Me. [Intended to be satire]

    02/04/2013 1:12:09 PM PST · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 4, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Thus spake our Beloved Lord and MasterKing Fair and Reasonable I This is another guest post by one of the most enlightened Libruls in Congress, Senator Ima Librul (D., Unicorn)Lord Eric of Justice Being Fair, Honest, and Reasonable when using Common Sense is crucial. President Obama is the most fair and reasonable President endowed with true common sense ever to grace the White House with his munificence; he and all of my honorable colleagues who have had the good fortune to meet him agree.Shortly after assuming office, his Attorney General observed that sadly misguided souls, racist conservatives all, had not...
  • Americans Ask For The Rich To Pay A Greater Fair Share

    11/19/2012 9:59:19 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 19 replies
    YouTube | 11-19-2012 | White House
    But let’s call it a middle-class tax cut… Tiffany’s husband is out of work, so she needs help to pay for her child’s summer camp, better tasting dinners and ice cream truck treats. YouTube LinkRon feels that privileged Americans need to contribute back a greater fair share then the rest of us because we have given them so much. YouTube LinkDalia feels we should not fight about those things we disagree on. But we all agree on extending tax cuts only for the middle class. YouTube Link
  • Do you pay your "fair share" of taxes?

    09/22/2012 3:31:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Money Web ^ | 9/15/12 | Jasson Urbach
    Do you pay your "fair share" of taxes?Author: Jasson Urbach, Free Market Foundation 15 September 2012 23:29 Nobel Prize winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, remarked that American Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, ought to pay his ‘fair share of taxes’. However, Mitt Romney, like most other high income earners across the globe, acts rationally – just as most of us do – in the sense that they try to reduce their total tax burden by avoiding whatever taxes they can; behaviour that is well within the laws created by government and perfectly legal. Any insinuation that high income earners do not pay...
  • Bud tent owner says Obama visit cost him $25,000

    08/15/2012 2:49:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/14/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Bud tent owner says Obama visit cost him $25,000By DONOVAN SLACK | 8/14/12 12:13 PM EDT The Des Moines Register follows up on consternation at the beer tent at the Iowa State Fair when President Obama stopped by, forcing the tent to shut down for security reasons. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) tweeted on Monday, "How does PresO justify havin secret service shut down the bud tent @ the state fair nd the owner told me he loses 50,000 n 1 nite," and "Who does PresO think he is. He comes to StateFair the SecretService shut down all small business vendors...
  • Their Rules, Not Ours: Time to Vet Private Lives of Journalists?

    05/21/2012 4:36:59 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com Big Journalism ^ | 5-21-12 | John Nolte
    We now have three instances of three individual Politico writers digging up and publishing political oppo-research about the private lives of private citizens who don't support Obama, and the motive behind these attacks can only be for two reasons: 1. To change the narrative of effective criticism of Obama to the less flattering moments of the private lives of these individuals. 2. To intimidate and frighten others who might consider supporting a candidate not named Obama. So desperate is the media to Palace Guard for their Precious One that everyday Americans who dare ask Obama a question he flubs, appear...
  • Obama, Will You Please Define “Fair,” Then Stick To It?

    05/15/2012 2:03:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-15-12 | Warren Beatty
    I was, the other day, trying to explain the word "fair" to a friend. Suddenly it occurred to me that I was trying to explain the definition from a statistics perspective, and that was the cause of the miscommunication. In statistics, the word "fair" means that probabilities of occurrence does not change each time an action or process (trial) is conducted. If a process is "fair," then exact probabilities of occurrence can be calculated regardless of initial conditions. We statisticians (besides being weird) understand the word "fair" because it has a very precise, unchanging meaning. That is the reason why,...
  • Report: Florida Investigating Potential Voting by Thousands of Non-Citizens

    05/09/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-09-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona As most Americans know, Florida is a state where a small number of votes can make a huge difference. After all, the 2000 presidential election was decided by just over 500 votes. So when there is evidence of potential voter fraud, officials better take it seriously. But they rarely have. Stand With Arizona, along with FAIR, have urged Florida to check on evidence of potential illegal alien voters for over a year with no action taken. That is, until a Tampa NBC affiliate uncovered shocking evidence of illegal aliens who voted in multiple elections...
  • 5,000 Individuals Participate in Aliyah Fair in Paris (Jews flee France)

    05/06/2012 11:28:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    A record-breaking 5,000 people from throughout France have thus far visited an aliyah fair taking place in the heart of Paris today, the same day as the French run-off election. The fair, organized and run by the Jewish Agency, is being attended by Jewish Agency Chairman of the Executive Natan Sharansky, as well as by representatives of various Israeli local authorities and government bodies, who are meeting with participants and presenting them with various opportunities for settling in Israel. Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky noted emotionally that thousands of members of the French Jewish community had visited the fair. “I cannot...
  • Critique of (Im-)Pure Conservative Labels

    04/05/2012 2:30:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 5, 2012 | Paul Jacobson
    .... the most egregious leftist verbal booby traps.... Pro-choice: This label, used almost universally by conservatives, goes down with one knockout punch: a choice to do evil is never a morally legitimate choice. Stick to "pro-abortion" because it's a truthful label no matter how much leftists may pretend that they "oppose abortion personally."................. Fair: This word has been unconscionably manipulated by the left. "Fair" is a perfect "wax nose" label: its common meaning is so ambiguous that it can be pummeled by leftists into any shape that suits their propaganda of the moment. To make the word even more recondite,...
  • What is Fair

    03/21/2012 3:50:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | John Stossel
    President Obama says he want to make society more fair. Advocates of big government believe fairness means taking from rich people and giving to others: poor people; or people who do things politicians approve of, like making "green" energy equipment (Solyndra); or old people (even rich ones) through Social Security and Medicare. The idea that government can "make life fair" is intuitively appealing to people -- at least until they think about it. I'll try to help. Obama says fairness requires higher taxes, but as The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore asks, "Is it fair that the richest 10 percent...
  • Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

    03/05/2012 5:51:25 PM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 5 replies
    Came across this Virtual Career Fair aimed towards folks wanting a job in the Intelligence field. Sorry it's last minute, the online fair is Tuesday, March 6 from 2pm to 8pm, but it looks pretty organized and even promises online recruiters for one-on-ones.
  • Five Things Children Know That Liberals Have Forgotten

    02/29/2012 1:22:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "Liberals love to think of themselves as intellectual and nuanced, but liberalism is incredibly simplistic. It's nothing more than ‘childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues.’ Very seldom does any issue that doesn't involve pandering to their supporters boil down at its core level to more than feeling ‘nice’ or ‘mean’ to liberals. This makes liberals ill equipped to deal with complex issues." -- John Hawkins, September 21, 2007   Liberals are actually worse than children, not just because it's so appalling to see adults who view themselves as highly intelligent and sophisticated thinking like little kids, but because in...
  • You can now carry your gun at Florida State Fair

    02/15/2012 6:40:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 15 February, 2012 | WILLIAM MARCH
    TAMPA -- Following complaints by a gun rights group, and a law passed by the Florida Legislature last year, you can now carry your gun at the Florida State Fair. "We have changed the policy to comply with the state law – it allows a person with a concealed weapon permit to come in with a firearm," said Charles Pesano, executive director of the State Fair Authority. "We've changed some signs to reflect that." Instead of "No Weapons," the signs now say, "No Unlawful Weapons." The policy changed Sunday, after Florida Carry Inc. and Marion Hammer of the Florida NRA...
  • A Fairness Quiz for the President

    02/08/2012 6:02:47 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/7/2012 | Stephen Moore
    Is it fair that some of Mr. Obama's largest campaign contributors received federal loan guarantees? -snip- Is it fair that the richest 1% of Americans pay nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, and the richest 10% pay two-thirds of the tax? -snip- Is it fair that American corporations pay the highest statutory corporate tax rate of all other industrialized nations but Japan, which cuts its rate on April 1? Is it fair that President Obama sends his two daughters to elite private schools that are safer, better-run, and produce higher test scores than public schools in Washington, D.C.—but millions...
  • IRS contacts 1 in 8 millionaires for extra taxes

    01/06/2012 6:03:09 AM PST · by EBH · 20 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 1/6/11 | Alan Fram
    The 12 percent of millionaire earners audited in 2011 was appreciably higher than the 8 percent who were audited in 2010. IRS officials said the high ratio was part of an effort to demonstrate that tax laws are applied fairly. "That has been something we've concentrated on to assure that there's equity in the system, to assure that those at the lower end of the spectrum know that those at the higher end of the spectrum are subject to the same rules and enforcement as everyone else," Steven Miller, deputy IRS commissioner for services and enforcement, said in an interview....
  • Mitt Romney and the “fair share” tax question

    01/06/2012 5:24:22 AM PST · by JOHN W K
    1-5-12 | johnwk
    During Iowa’s recent State Fair, presidential candidate Romney was asked: "Do you support scrapping the social security cap on payroll taxes so rich people pay their fair share into the trust fund?" Romney correctly associated the question with class warfare and went on to indicate that half of the people in the United States are currently not paying any income taxes. See The Iowa State Fair: Romney's Showing Strong, August 11, 2011. The unfortunate truth is, there is no better way to agitate a class warfare event in America than to bring up the issue of federal tax reform. And...
  • Poll: Americans support fairer wealth distribution (here we go...)

    12/05/2011 5:15:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Louisiana Weekly ^ | 12/05/11 | Nisa Islam Muhammad
    Poll: Americans support fairer wealth distributionBy Nisa Islam Muhammad - Contributing Writer 5th December 2011 WASHINGTON (Special to New America Media from FinalCall.com) — On the streets of the nation’s capital, a random downtown workers were asked, “Would America be better if the distribution of wealth was more equal?” Overwhelmingly they answered, “Yes!” “Are you kidding?” said Julius Montgomery on his way to work. “Have you heard about the one percent and the 99 percent? Why should such a small number of Americans make so much more money than the rest of us and we have no chance in hell...
  • Bachmann says all Americans should pay taxes

    11/03/2011 6:39:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 65 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-3-11 | Philip Elliott
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is telling college students in politically important Iowa that all Americans should pay taxes since they all benefit from services such as roads and bridges, national defense and the courts. Her position, which she was outlining today at Iowa State University in Ames, is a direct challenge to rivals Rick Perry and Herman Cain, who are advocating plans that would allow low-wage earners to continue paying no taxes while implementing a form of a flat tax on all other workers. The Tax Policy Center estimates that some 46 percent of households...
  • Mother accused of welfare fraud (Hurting the Middle Class)

    10/15/2011 8:19:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    JAMESTOWN—A Jamestown mother was arrested on welfare fraud charges for allegedly receiving more than $3,600 in food stamps and family assistance benefits to which she wasn’t entitled, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s officials said Friday. Julia D. Toledo, 29, was arrested Friday morning and given appearance tickets for felony misuse of food stamps, fourth-degree welfare fraud and five counts of offering a false instrument. Toledo allegedly had failed to report to the Department of Social Services that she was receiving child support payments from the father of her child. Investigators said she fraudulently received $3,635.50 in benefits.
  • Obama's "Buffett Tax" Sham

    09/19/2011 1:34:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2011 | Guy Benson
    Today the president will unveil a multi-trillion-dollar deficit reduction package, which reportedly includes hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases.  These tax hikes could top $1.2 Trillion -- a figure that includes the $800 Billion in tax increases the president's plan will propose, plus the price tag for his unpaid-for $450 Billion "jobs plan."  Careful -- these numbers should not be confused with the additional record-shattering $800 Billion across-the-board tax increases scheduled to take effect in 2013, when the current Bush rates expire.  Two daunting tax cliffs; so little time.  For a solid overview of why the president's deficit...
  • Another State Fair icon bites the dust

    08/16/2011 10:07:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 24 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | August 16, 2011 - 10:25 PM | RICK NELSON
    Edged out by corn dogs and chocolate-dipped bacon, one of the few remaining church dining halls at the fairgrounds is calling it quits. File this one under E, for End-of-an-Era. Or at least the beginning of the end. When the State Fair opens for its 148th year next Thursday, it's going to be the last season for the Epiphany Diner. The landmark dining hall, operated by the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids and one of the fair's three remaining church-run operations, is closing up shop after this year's fair. Its space will be used for tasting Minnesota wines....
  • Four dead in State Fair stage collapse

    08/13/2011 7:42:05 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 30 replies
    wthr ^ | 8.1
    INDIANAPOLIS - A stage has collapsed at a concert at the Indiana State Fair. The stage was set up for the Sugarland concert at the state fairgrounds. Rigging for the stage lighting reportedly fell around 8:50 p.m., before the main act took the stage. Police and fire crews believe they have everyone moved from the grandstand. A triage unit has been set up near the Hoosier Lottery exhibit at the fair. Other victims are also being transported to at least two area hospitals. Several ambulances can be seen entering and leaving the area. Fair and emergency officials are planning a...
  • Stage rigging collapse kills 4 at Indiana State Fair

    08/13/2011 7:37:18 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 34 replies
    MBNBC ^ | August 13, 2011 | via WTHR TV
    Stage rigging collapsed after a storm gust Saturday night, trapping and injuring at least a dozen people at a concert at the Indiana State Fair, NBC station WTHR reported. The outdoor stage was set up for the Sugarland concert at the state fairgrounds. Medics and rescue crews throughout Indianapolis were converging on the State Fairgrounds after Hoosier Lottery Grandstand stage rigging fell. Dave Lindquist, music journalist for The Indianapolis Star, reported on Twitter, "Tragedy at fair concert. Entire stage collapses on track." He also wrote that "perhaps a dozen injured people have been removed from track on stretcher-type boards."
  • Police: Race a factor in State Fair violence

    08/11/2011 5:13:57 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-10-11 | ap
    WEST ALLIS, Wis.—West Allis police say the ongoing investigations into 11 violent incidents on the opening night of the Wisconsin State Fair suggest race did play a role. The 11 incidents included nine assaults, a robbery and an attempted robbery. All the victims were white or Hispanic and the offenders were described as African-American. On opening night of the fair last week, 31 people were arrested and at least 11 people were hurt. The West Allis Police Department is handling some of those cases. The department said Tuesday that its officers arrested seven people in different incidents around the fairgrounds...
  • Police: No hate crimes in these State Fair arrests

    08/10/2011 8:19:46 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 70 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 8-10-11 | ap
    WEST ALLIS, Wis.—West Allis police are releasing new details about some arrests on the opening night of the Wisconsin State Fair, but say none of those incidents possessed elements that would prompt their prosecution as hate crimes. WTMJ-AM reports ( http://bit.ly/roRWMr) the Police Department issued a statement Tuesday with new information about a handful of the more than two dozen arrests made last week
  • (WI) Scare at State Fair: witnesses describe mobs, including some claiming racially-charged attacks

    08/05/2011 5:12:57 AM PDT · by sbMKE · 256 replies
    WTMJ-4 Milwaukee ^ | 8/3/2011 | By Jay Sorgi and the WTMJ News Team
    WEST ALLIS - Witnesses tell Newsradio 620 WTMJ and TODAY'S TMJ4 of a mob of young people attacking innocent fair-goers at the end of the opening night of State Fair, with some callers claiming a racially-charged scene. Milwaukee Police confirmed there were assaults outside the fair. Witnesses' accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night. "It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people," said Norb Roffers of Wind Lake in an interview with Newsradio 620 WTMJ. He left the State Fair Entrance near...
  • WI: State Patrol called in, youth policy imposed after violence at State Fair

    08/05/2011 4:22:41 PM PDT · by Jean S · 45 replies
    Gov. Scott Walker has ordered the Wisconsin State Patrol to provide additional law enforcement help at the Wisconsin State Fair after several incidents involving rampaging youths broke out on the fairgrounds and on the streets outside Thursday night. Cullen Werwie, Walker's spokesman, said the governor made the decision after reviewing the events from Thursday night, in which at least 24 people were arrested. "We will continue to evaluate the situation and make any adjustments necessary to ensure a successful and safe event. We will be doing everything in our power to ensure that parents feel that it is safe to...
  • State Patrol called in, youth policy imposed after violence at State Fair (Wisconsin Race Riot)

    08/05/2011 11:30:04 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 121 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | August 5, 2011 | Don Walker and Mike Johnson
    Gov. Scott Walker has ordered the Wisconsin State Patrol to provide additional law enforcement help at the Wisconsin State Fair after several incidents involving rampaging youths broke out on the fairgrounds and on the streets outside Thursday night. Cullen Werwie, Walker's spokesman, said the governor made the decision after reviewing the events from Thursday night, in which at least 24 people were arrested. "We will continue to evaluate the situation and make any adjustments necessary to ensure a successful and safe event. We will be doing everything in our power to ensure that parents feel that it is safe to...
  • Race War At Wisconsin State Fair

    08/05/2011 9:44:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 167 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/05/11 | Ricky Kreitner
    Race War At Wisconsin State FairRicky Kreitner | Aug. 5, 2011, 10:25 AM According to witnesses, a group of anywhere from 30 to 100 young black men descended on the Wisconsin State Fair last night, beating fairgoers and looting carnival games, in what witnesses said were racially-motivated attacks, Milwaukee's WTMJ reports. One witness named Eric, an Iraq veteran, said the attacks reminded him of war: "I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my...
  • 7 Examples Of Liberal Unfairness

    08/02/2011 5:44:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2011 | John Hawkins
    If one child complains that he didn't get as much food as his brother because his frankfurter was cut into four pieces, while his brother's hot dog was cut into five pieces, we laugh. What we often don't realize is that the definitions of "fairness" that adults use are often every bit as arbitrary as those of children. This is why politicians are so in love with the word "fairness." Using that word justifies their attempt to swoop in, ignore merit, overrule the market, and take something from one group of people to give it to another group of people...
  • Dems Push Ahead With DREAM Act, as ICE Offers New Guidelines for Illegal Immigrant Cases

    06/28/2011 6:09:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27, 2011
    Sen. Dick Durbin plans to make a full-court press Tuesday to revive the debate over a controversial proposal to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a path to legal status, as the Obama administration moves on a separate track to grant what some describe as "amnesty" to the same group. Durbin, D-Ill., in announcing the first-ever Senate hearing on the so-called DREAM Act, said his proposal would "make our country stronger." Under the plan, which passed the House last year but died in the Senate, illegal immigrants who came here as children and complete two years...
  • Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ Must Rise So Government Doesn’t ‘Shrink’

    06/24/2011 9:42:39 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 72 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 6/23/2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Geithner’s explanation of the administration's small-business tax plan came in an exchange with first-term Rep. Renee Ellmers (R.-N.C.). Ellmers, a nurse, decided to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 after she became active in the grass-roots opposition to President Barack Obama’s proposed health-care reform plan in 2009. “Overwhelmingly, the businesses back home and across the country continue to tell us that regulation, lack of access to capital, taxation, fear of taxation, and just the overwhelming uncertainties that our businesses face is keeping them from hiring,” Ellmers told Geithner. “They just simply cannot.” She then challenged Geithner on...