Posts Tagged ‘ Progressives ’

CAGW Names Sen. Lisa Murkowski March Porker of the Month

April 1, 2014
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Porker of the Month

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) honored Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) as its March Porker of the Month for her support of a parochial pet project involving the construction of a 38-mile dead-end  “Road to Nowhere.” Sen. Murkowski has personally, and so far unsuccessfully, campaigned for a road to connect salmon canneries in King Cove with the neighboring Cold Bay and its airport. In a March 11, 2014 Los Angeles Times op-ed, former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt described the original push for the project.  In the 1990s, Sen. Murkowski’s father, former Alaska Senator Frank Murkowski (R),…

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CAGW Names Rep. Doris Matsui Porker of the Month

October 1, 2013
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CAGW Names Rep. Doris Matsui Porker of the Month

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is speechless after naming Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) as its September 2013 Porker of the Month for her increasingly vocal support of a proposed expansion of the Lifeline Program, popularly referred to as “Obamaphones,” to include broadband connections. The program was created in 1985 to provide discounts on only landline telephone services for qualified, low-income individuals, and was expanded to include pre-paid wireless service plans in 2005. Lifeline is bankrolled by the Universal Service Fund (USF) fee, which is included in every monthly telephone bill as a hidden tax. Lifeline Program spending…

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Beware of the foolish politics of climate change

September 16, 2013
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Beware of the foolish politics of climate change

Last week, while America dithered over whether or not to depose Syria’s president, an ocean away, a different leader was decisively dumped. The election of Australia’s new prime minister has international implications. On September 5, in a landslide election, Tony Abbot became Australia’s new Prime Minister—restoring the center-right Liberal-National coalition after six years of leftward economic polices. Conservatives the world over are looking to learn from Abbott. In the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Tom Switzer, sums up the “resounding victory” this way: “Abbott did the very thing so many US Republicans and British Tories have shied away from in recent…

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Mr. Boehner, the House must defund, not delay, Obamacare!

August 20, 2013
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Mr. Boehner, the House must defund, not delay, Obamacare!

In a display of the type of leadership that earned John Boehner enshrinement in the G.O.P. Hall of Shame—he was our first inductee—the “RINO from Ohio” is about to cave on one of the issues that put him and the Republicans in control of the House of Representatives in 2010. Obamacare. Despite polls that show a majority of Americans support repealing it, along with the fact that Boehner pledged in November, 2010 that, as leader, he would make sure that Obamacare “never, ever, ever is implemented,” he has made it clear by his actions that he’s more concerned about protecting his own arse than…

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The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas – A Review

June 26, 2012
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The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas – A Review

The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas Jonah Goldberg – New York: Sentinel HC, 2012, 320 pp In 2011, Proposition 103 was presented to Colorado voters as a means to temporarily raise taxes while using the proceeds to increase spending in public schools. One day, I was discussing with a liberal acquaintance of mine how I felt that this was a bad idea due to the poor economy and the fact that it was highly unlikely to be a “temporary” tax hike. Expecting a rational counter-point to be made on why I might be wrong, my…

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