Thursday, March 3, 2011

Steve Peters Daily Commentary - #2688 - Wisconsin Unions, Health Care, Defense of Marriage Act, House and Senate Budget Negotiations

Daily Articles and Commentary from Steve Peters - Five Reasons Republican Shouldn't Fear Government Shut Down - Byron York - Townhall -A lot of Republicans on Capitol Hill are terrified of a government shutdown....But another view is emerging in Republican circles. Perhaps GOP strategists have learned the wrong lesson from 1995. Maybe this time, while Republicans shouldn't seek a shutdown, they shouldn't fear one, either. For five reasons:  Read more....... Republicans may not want to shut the government down, but they have to be willing to do it, if Democrats do not come on board for the required budget cuts to rein in the blotted Federal Government. Only Democrats get elected when Republicans negotiate away their conservative principals and compromise to the liberal position. The old gray lady and the rest of the liberal press is going to try to destroy you anyone, so go for broke and do the right thing.


The Political Math: Washington Minus Dollars = Plus for States - Wall Street Journal - The federal government isn't simply bleeding money. Because of its addiction to red ink, it's bleeding power, which is starting to flow away from the nation's capital and out to the states. This is the little-recognized reality behind the remarkable political upheaval being seen in state capitals.  Read more........

Unions vs. the Right to Work - Wall Street Journal - How ironic that Wisconsin has become ground zero for the battle between taxpayers and public- employee labor unions. Wisconsin was the first state to allow collective bargaining for government workers (in 1959), following a tradition where it was the first to introduce a personal income tax (in 1911, before the introduction of the current form of individual income tax in 1913 by the federal government).  Read more........

The Next Stage of the Health Care Debate - National Review Online The last few weeks have seen something of a tactical change in the Obama administration’s approach to defending the health-care bill enacted last year. In two instances, the administration has admitted that the law is a hugely problematic and burdensome mess and given the appearance of a willingness to do something about it. But in both cases, that willingness turns out to be far less than it seems.  Read more.......

Cantor Says House Will Defend Defense of Marriage Act - New York Times - Updated With Republicans upset at the Obama administration’s abandonment of the Defense of Marriage Act, Representative Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican and majority leader, said on Monday that House Republicans would decide by the end of the week how to take action to make certain the law is defended against legal challenges. Read more.......

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