Florida Federation of Republican Women Condemn Reckless Spending

Editor’s note: Kudos to the Florida Federation of Republican Women for passing the following resolution. If you read between the lines, you can see they are none-to-pleased with Florida Governor Charlie Crist (who fully embraced Obama’s boondoggle of a spending spree adding nearly another trillion dollars to our $11 trillion national debt).

Editor’s note: Kudos to the Florida Federation of Republican Women for passing the following resolution. If you read between the lines, you can see they are none-to-pleased with Florida Governor Charlie Crist (who fully embraced Obama’s boondoggle of a spending spree adding nearly another trillion dollars to our $11 trillion national debt).

Go get ’em ladies! The rest of us Republicans need to forget about Ronald Reagan’s “11th Commandment” (though shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican), and start demanding our Republican elected officials start acting like Republicans.

Chris Ingram
Publisher

Florida Federation of Republican Women
Stimulus Resolution

WHEREAS, The Congress of the United States of America passed the largest spending bill in the nation’s history known commonly as the: “Stimulus Package”, and

WHEREAS, The members of the Florida Federation of Republican Women are dedicated to electing Republicans who adhere to the core Republican values including fiscal conservatism, capitalism and smaller government; Continue reading “Florida Federation of Republican Women Condemn Reckless Spending”

At a private meeting in Tallahassee…

Jim: Governor, your poll numbers are falling faster than Lee County housing prices. I’m getting nervous…

Charlie: Its okay Jimmie, I’ve got that senate thing lined up with Mel this summer. Start packing your bags, I’m gonna’ need a driver!

Jim: Governor, this is serious. The party faithful and loyal contributors are upset. They don’t like the whole idea of you supporting Obamalism. They say all these bailouts and spending bills are saddling our kids with more and more debt.

Charlie: I don’t have any kids.

A satirical look at Florida’s shallow and leaderless governor

By Chris Ingram

Jim: Governor, your poll numbers are falling faster than Lee County housing prices. I’m getting nervous…

Charlie: Its okay Jimmie, I’ve got that senate thing lined up with Mel this summer. Start packing your bags, I’m gonna’ need a driver!

Jim: Governor, this is serious. The party faithful and loyal contributors are upset. They don’t like the whole idea of you supporting Obamalism. They say all these bailouts and spending bills are saddling our kids with more and more debt.

Charlie: I don’t have any kids. Continue reading “At a private meeting in Tallahassee…”

Money is not the answer

President Obama outlined a plan for education that included a discussion about funding charter schools and proposing merit pay for good teachers. As a former public school teacher I applaud the president for this educational vision.

Education: why throwing money at it doesn’t work

By Michael A. Matteo

President Obama outlined a plan for education that included a discussion about funding charter schools and proposing merit pay for good teachers.  As a former public school teacher I applaud the president for this educational vision. 

While teacher’s unions (who strongly supported Obama’s campaign) will obviously not be happy with these choices the real issue here is what is good for students and what is good for America?  As we have seen in the automobile industry, their union’s shortsighted approach to what they demand for their members can be counterproductive to the basic reason why an institution exists.  In the case of education we must ask ourselves who are the consumers and are they getting the bang for the buck when it comes to how tax dollars are spent?  Continue reading “Money is not the answer”

Big government: Been there. Done that.

Federalist leaders consisted of the educated gentlemen of proprietary wealth who, through their enlightenment and inherited station in society considered themselves best qualified to rule. They strived to convince themselves and others that their public service was disinterested, that they served for no reason other than the public good. In the end they convinced no one. Everyone knew that they served their own interests of power and wealth. Their political party inevitably failed because it could not adapt to and control the rising power of the common man.

All hail the new Federalists

By Jake Fuller

We live in extraordinary political times, to say the least. The Democrat party seems to have finally maneuvered itself into a position to establish a power base that could prove insurmountable; a clever band of elitists using the mantel of populism as its means to an end.

While reading the book, “The Radicalism of the American Revolution,” by Gordon S. Wood, I couldn’t help notice the parallels between the Federalist party of the 1790s and the Democrat party of the 21st century. Both espoused the need for a strong federal government; one as means of controlling the common man and the threat he might pose to the power of the privileged few; the other — on the surface — as means of advancing the power of the downtrodden. At first, the two parties seem diametrically opposed in their ends but not their means. But are they? Continue reading “Big government: Been there. Done that.”

Before Stimulating New Jobs…

“The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits topped 5 million for the first time since record-keeping began in 1967,” reported the Associated Press on February 27. “And the number of first-time claims hit 667,000, the highest level in more than a quarter-century.”

At this point, fixing blame for this mess is pointless – although the fault lies entirely with Republicans and Democrats in Washington. The real question, of course, is what to do to heal the ailing economy. And the correct medical answer, of course, is to first do no harm. Which means don’t make a bad situation worse. Or put another way, don’t add to the problem.

First Do No Harm

By Chuck Muth

National defense is not and should not be a “jobs program.”  OK, with that out of the way, let’s talk about 95,000 national defense jobs.

“The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits topped 5 million for the first time since record-keeping began in 1967,” reported the Associated Press on February 27.  “And the number of first-time claims hit 667,000, the highest level in more than a quarter-century.” Continue reading “Before Stimulating New Jobs…”