Tribune Review – Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday narrowly approved a House bill to require Pennsylvania voters to show photo identification before they can vote.
Supporters, including Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware County, said the measure will “protect the integrity of the electoral process.” Detractors such as Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, called the legislation the “voter suppression bill.” Continue reading “State Senate passes voter ID bill”
In January 2009, the month President Obama was sworn into office, the average price of a gallon of gas in the United States was $1.85. On Wednesday, the Automobile Association of America announced that the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.57. That is almost double the cost in just over 3 years!
This President claims that America needs an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, yet his administration has issued rule after rule to stifle energy production and increase the cost of developing domestic energy. He has single-handedly shut down projects like the Keystone XL pipeline that would reduce our reliance on foreign oil and create thousands of American jobs. Instead, President Obama has chosen to reward his political allies and special interests, propping up the now-bankrupt Solyndra with taxpayer dollars, with only lost jobs and broken promises to show for it.
Just three short years ago, President Obama and Senator Bob Casey promised that their $825 billion stimulus bill would save or create 3.5 million jobs and keep unemployment below 8% – but since then, we’ve lost more than one million jobs and unemployment has remained above 8% for a record period.
PaGOP Chairman Gleason said, “Three years hasn’t camouflaged the hard truth that President Obama and Senator Bob Casey’s massive stimulus spending bill has been a complete failure. Pennsylvania voters have had enough of President Obama’s and Senator Casey’s failed promises and out of control spending. It’s time for new leadership in Washington that can keep spending under control and actually improve our economy, not another four years of economic hardship.”
Just three short years ago, President Obama and Senator Bob Casey promised that their $825 billion stimulus bill would save or create 3.5 million jobs and keep unemployment below 8% – but since then, we’ve lost more than one million jobs and unemployment has remained above 8% for a record period. Continue reading “Obama’s Failed Stimulus at a glance”