Why Work When You Can Get Disability?

Barack Obama has long been known as the Food Stamp President.  Mike Shedlock has a piece on the phenomenon of disability, which has risen dramatically under Obama. "In West Virginia, a whopping 9% of the population collects disability checks. In  Arkansas, 8.2% are on disability, and in Alabama and Kentucky, 8.1% collect  disability." "In Hale County …

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April Meeting, 11th District Republicans

Our April meeting will be on April 16, 2013 at Renton Fire Station #13, 18002 108th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98055 .  The meeting time will be 6:30 for a 7:00 start. The guest speaker will be Reagan Dunn, King County Councilman. All Republicans are welcome. Map

Who Does Zack Like? Illegal Immigrants, Apparently

11th District Representative Zack Hudgins does seem to have a soft spot for illegal immigrants.  This week he introduced House Bill 1998 which "allows children of illegal immigrants to receive Washington State Need Grants for college if they have graduated from high school, been residing in the state for three years prior to receiving their diploma, …

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The Depths Of Detroit Incompetence

The New York Times has an interesting article on Detroit and its problems. "By late 2011, a sense of crisis descended on Detroit. In November, Mayor Bing, a Democrat, addressed the city on live television, warning that Detroit would run out of money without concessions from unions, layoffs and privatization. A month later, Gov. Rick …

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Rand Paul’s Filibuster

Good for Senator Paul. "Paul got the president to rein in his attorney general’s claim of executive  authority to kill American citizens on American soil without trial. At a moment  when Americans, especially liberals and young voters, are growing increasingly  uneasy with Obama’s drone wars and kill lists, Paul forced Obama to yield." Read more here.

Republican Supports Obama For High Office

Its not all that often I see pro-GOP bumper stickers around here; I suspect its because Republicans tend to be a little more circumspect than those on the left in offering opinions.  Either that or they're afraid of getting their cars keyed.  So it was with some surprise that I saw a large SUV (obviously …

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A Not Quite Timeless Quote

In his inaugural address, President John F Kennedy famously said: "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." Wouldn't it seem rather quaintly anachronistic to hear a leading Democrat make that exhortation today?

236,000 New Jobs! Woooo!

Friday's jobs report showed the economy adding 236,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate dropping to an almost microscopic 7.7%.  But according to the always-informative Mike Shedlock: "According to the household survey (on which the unemployment rate is based) the economy added a healthy 170,000 jobs. However, a whopping 446,000 of those jobs were part-time …

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